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Despite a population loss in the city of Vicksburg in the 2010 Census, Warren County supervisors are confident none of the lines that determine their districts’ boundaries needs to be redrawn for this year’s elections. This year’s count had the city’s population at 23,856, or 9.7 percent fewer people than in the 2000 count. Countywide, the total was down 1.75 percent in the past 10 years, to 48,773.

Early sets of data released Thursday and Friday by the Census Bureau had District 1 in northeast Warren County at 12,431 people — a gain of more than 2,600 people contrasted with counts from 2000, which forced the district to give swaths of areas around U.S. 61 North to District 2 to comply with the Voting Rights Act. The opposite was apparent in Districts 2 and 3, where a combined 4,790 people were lost compared to 10 years ago. Mapping specialists with

Central Mississippi Planning and Development District told supervisors late Friday that countywide and municipal population totals are correct but that individual units of population, called census blocks, are placed according to pre-2000 boundaries. In general, census blocks conform to city blocks, though they can have more natural boundaries in sparsely populated rural areas. “We’re not questioning the numbers, but the assignments of the blocks,” said See Census, Page A8.

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Principal Michael Winters, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, center, and School Board President Zelmarine Murphy cut the ribbon for the Rosa A. Temple Annex Building at Vicksburg Junior High School Tuesday.

Longtime educator honored with name of new school wing By Pamela Hitchins

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Rosa A. Temple has come back to the school that bore her name for more than a dozen years. The newly constructed annex at Vicksburg Junior High School — Rosa A. Temple High School from 1958 to 1971when schools were segregated for blacks and whites — was dedicated to the longtime educator

Tuesday evening. The decision to name the annex after Temple was approved by the Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees in November after principal Michael Winters said a canvass of community members, parents and faculty “overwhelmingly” favored the name Mrs. Rosa A. Temple Annex. “Mrs. Rosa A. Temple dediSee VJHS, Page A7.

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Proposals from the public on the best place to build a jail could be in county supervisors’ hands in weeks — a process Sheriff Martin Pace said Tuesday should remain free of input from his office. “Whether they build it in Bovina or downtown Vicksburg, that’s completely and totally up to the Board of Supervisors,” Pace told local chapter members of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. “It’s my job to staff it and keep the Sheriff Martin people safe.” Pace Earlier this week, the county board agreed to take proposals for any available land in Warren County to build a jail to replace the current one at Cherry and Grove streets. Guidelines in a consultant study said 20 to 50 acres are needed to build a jail capable of housing at least 350 inmates. Pace’s preferences to stay as close as possible to vital county functions, such as the courthouse and annex, were first mentioned last fall by District 1 Supervisor David McDonald as the three-term supervisor mulled a run for chancery clerk and contrasted the sheriff’s idea with his own desire to build a jail at Ceres industrial park. Pace reiterated the sentiment in December, citing security and logistical reasons for wanting a site in the city. McDonald re-filed for supervisor in January when qualifying opened, and Pace See Pace, Page A7.

Downtown wall to be repaired, but suit stays City, others blamed for delays, damage

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By Manivanh Chanprasith A downtown resident received city approval Tuesday to rebuild a wall damaged in efforts to repair the site of adjacent buildings that collapsed more than five years ago, but Lisa Ashcraft said she will continue her lawsuit to have the City of Vicksburg and others pay for the work and damages. “It’s just a blow to Vicksburg because the average person doesn’t want to pay See Ashcraft, Page A7.

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Lisa Ashcraft describes the work at 1221 Washington St.

More winter weather headed into Vicksburg and Warren County this afternoon, with the National Weather Service saying 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall here by morning. Coming on the heels of storms that have brought ice and flurries in the last few weeks, the winter storm warning was issued for central and north Mississippi beginning at noon today and extending into early Thursday. Forecasters said a develSee Weather, Page A8 .


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Blues, gospel singer Sease Residential leases bill dies in Vicksburg at age 64 named for city student From staff reports A blues and gospel singer who had been living in Vicksburg died Tuesday at River Region Medical Center. Marvin Matthew Sease Sr. was 64 years old. Born in Blacksville, S.C., Sease would have turned 65 on Feb. 16. “He was a good person, a kind person,” said his son and manager Mark Sease. “He was very outgoing. He loved his fans.” Mark Sease, who had been

managing his father’s music business called Early Records for the past 20 years, said his father had Marvin Matthew been in the music indusSease Sr. try for more than 50 years, starting out as a gospel artist singing with a group called The Five Gospel Crowns in South Carolina. “He got his first record deal in 1987,” he said. “He was a

headlining act.” Marvin Sease formed his own R&B group with his three brothers, Favor Sease, William Sease and Johnnie Sease. Marvin Sease, whose biggest hits were “Candy Licker” and “Ghetto Man,” moved to Vicksburg in August 2008 from New York for business purposes, his son said. “He toured all over the country,” Mark Sease said, adding that his father also has played in Japan and Jamaica. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Center. The event, this year called The Hills Are Alive, is sponsored by Pi Alpha Kappa Sorority. Music selections spanned the 1940s to the 1970s.

Two burglaries reported in county Two burglaries were reported in the county Tuesday, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. • A car stereo valued at $80, was reported missing from an unlocked car in the 1200 block of Culkin Road. • A 5-by-10-foot utility trailer was reported missing from CTSI Inc. on Business Park Drive at 2:18 p.m. Tuesday.

Man, woman held for drug court A county man and woman were being held in the Warren County Jail this morning on Drug Court sanctions. Louis Taylor, 23, 2958 Valley St., was arrested just after 6 p.m. Tuesday, and Doro-


from staff reports thy Touch Berry, 24, 603 Elton Drive, was arrested at 7:15. Both were being held without bond.

Car stolen months ago is found A stolen car was recovered by police just before 10 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of RL Chase Circle, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The car, a 1999 Mazda .626, had been abandoned. It had been reported stolen from Dowe’s Auto Sales on Halls Ferry Road on Dec. 21.

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CHURCHES Zion Travelers M.B. — Black history program practice, 5 tonight-Thursday; 1701 Poplar St. House of Peace — Revival, 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Carlton Jones of Gulfport, speaker; Linda Sweezer, pastor; Rolling Fork. Ebenezer M.B. — Love musical for Lucille Wheatley, 3 p.m. Saturday; New Mount Pilgrim Choir, Gospel Visionaries, Nathaniel Williams, St. Peter and Christian Home Women’s Choir and others; 2346 Grove St. New Rock of Ages M.B. — Black history program, 6 p.m. Saturday; Pamela Bell, 601638-9615; 2944 Valley St.

CLUBS Boy Scout Troop No. 638 — Selling beads beginning Feb. 28; proceeds to pay for troop activities; Mike Rasch, 601634-6294. American Legion Post 213 — 8 tonight, refreshments. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Reginald Flaggs, R&R Security Service; Shoney’s. Military Order, Purple Hearts — 9 a.m. Thursday, meeting; 10, First Responders program; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Cha-

pel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. American Legion Post 3 — 6 p.m. Thursday, meeting; 1712 Monroe St. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:308:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Republican gubernatorial candidate James Broadwater, speaker; Carolyn Wallace, 601618-7470. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent — 7 p.m. Thursday; 108 Dogwood Lane. Rosa A. Temple High Reunion — 3 p.m. Saturday, planning meeting; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields, 601-634-0791 or Mary Logan, 601-638-2898. American Legion Post 213 — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Valentine Dance; $5 admission; door prizes; DJ Dr. Rock; 1618 Main St. Rosa A. Temple High Class of 1971 Reunion — 5 p.m. Sunday, planning meeting; LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St.; Ella Huey, 601-415-1377 or Robert Crear, 601-631-4177. Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association — 10:30 a.m.-noon Feb. 19; league registration; 601-638-5607 or 601-8311522.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Meridale Girl Scout Camp — Seeking campers between 1940s and the 1990s; reunion May 14-15; deadline to register April 29; 601-693-2903. AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; public library. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Mixed Nuts! — Canceled for Thursday; Peterson’s Arts & Antiques, 1400 Washington St.; 601-636-7210. State Test Tutoring — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays for Algebra 1 and English; Central Mississippi Prevention Services, 2406 Grove St.; 601-631-0102. Beekeeping Workshops — April 7, May 13-14, June 3-4 and 16-17; Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce; Stacey Swain, 662-3253390 or Stacey@mdac.state.

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By Danny Barrett Jr. A bill on residential leases bearing the name of a Mississippi State University student from Vicksburg who died in 2009 has passed a vote in the state House of Representatives. House bill 1275, or the “Derrick Beard Act” allows co-signers on apartments and rented homes to have a lease terminated if a primary lessee dies before a lease expires. The bill, authored by state Rep. Alex Monsour, R-Vicksburg, passed 117-1, with state Rep. Tad Campbell, R-Meridian, dissenting. The bill moves to the state Senate. Beard died in September 2009 in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 82 in Webster County when, according to authorities, his 2005 Ford Mustang left the road, hit a tree and burned. His mother, Bobbie Beard, had co-signed a 12-month lease at a Starkville apartment complex, a pact from which she was not immediately released. Provisions of the bill allow for landlords to receive debts owed for the month the primary lessee dies. Attempts to waive the early, death-related termination will be considered void and unforceable, the bill says. Also at the Capitol:

NAACP rejects plans for charter school law JACKSON (AP) — Members of the Mississippi NAACP met Tuesday with lawmakers, asking some to reject a bill that would expand the state’s current charter school law. Derrick Johnson, president of the state National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said lawmakers should focus instead on full funding for public education. He said shortchanging public schools in a tough budget year would “create and maintain a permanent situation of second-class citizens.” This year’s budget talks will move into their final phases in the coming weeks. Lawmakers are trying to figure out how to fund state programs that had been propped up by the federal stimulus — funding that won’t be available in fiscal 2012. The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would open the door for charter schools to operate throughout the state. Under the bill, the charter schools would have to get permission to operate from the state Department of Education, the local school board or a local university. The state’s current charter school law, which went into effect in 2010, only allows charter schools to open in struggling districts.

Senate OKs merger of agency operations After contentious debate, the Mississippi Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would consolidate the business operations of all state agencies. Senate Fees, Salaries and Administration Committee Chairman Terry Brown, a Republican from Columbus, said the bill could help the state save money by centralizing the agencies’ operations at the Department of Finance and Administration. The bill moves to the House. Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, opposed the bill, saying there was no proof that the move could save tax dollars. Also, he said, the measure infringes on the independence of agencies and other branches of government by placing all employees under one agency.

Senate pushes delete on “bastard” in law Mississippi lawmakers are trying to update paternity laws to remove words many people consider offensive. Without debate, the Senate passed a bill Tuesday to delete the words “bastard” and “bastardy” in reference to children of unmarried parents. Senate Judiciary A Chairman Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, didn’t refer to the terms as he explained the bill. The House passed a similar bill a short time later. Rep. Willie Perkins, D-Greenwood, said Mississippi must stop labeling children based on the circumstances of their birth. The two chambers will exchange bills. They must agree on a single one before it may go to the governor.

House votes to honor fallen with highways The Mississippi House voted Tuesday to name highways for groups or people, including two state troopers killed in the line of duty. Part of Mississippi 370 in Lee County would be named for Steve Hood, a trooper killed in a chase in 2009. Part of U.S. 51 in Copiah County would be named for Steve Gardner, a trooper shot and killed in 1984. Part of U.S. 78 in Benton and Marshall counties would be named for Bill Minor, a state transportation commissioner who died in November. A segment of U.S. 49 West in Humphreys County would be named for the Rev. George W. Lee, a civil rights leader killed in 1955. The bills will go to the Senate.


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Riverfest launches new website A new website for 2011 Riverfest entertainment festival has been launched. The board unveiled a newly designed site featuring information about Vicksburg’s

largest outdoor festival, set this year for April 15 and 16. The site also has photos from previous festivals and links to social networking sites. Tickets may also be purchased through the site. To view, visit

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Two found guilty Two people were convicted of first-offense driving under the influence during the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • George Ford, 55, 806 Main St., was fined $776.33. • Mark Trevillion, 47, 307 Linda St., was fined $776. No convictions were reported in Warren County Justice Court.

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A Choctaw County school bus hangs off a bridge on Mississippi 8 in Calhoun County Tuesday after a wreck.

3 die, 17 injured in school bus wreck

Ackerman students had been on field trip to Ole Miss By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — A tractortrailer sideswiped a school bus then collided head-on with a second Tuesday, killing the trucker, a bus driver and a teacher and injuring at least 17 high school students along a rural highway bridge in northern Mississippi, authorities said. About 60 Ackerman High School seniors had been visiting the campus of the University of Mississippi at Oxford and were returning home aboard the buses on Mississippi 8, about 40 miles south of the college. Students were taken to area hospitals, none with lifethreatening injuries, troopers said in a news release. One student was taken by helicopter to North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Mike Dunagin, fire chief of Calhoun City near the scene, told The Associated Press that one of the buses smashed up against the guard rail of a highway overpass bridge. Photos showed one bus with its rear half dangling over the rail, its hood crumpled and sheered away on the driver’s side. “We’re very fortunate the bus didn’t go off the bridge,� Dunagin said. The 18-wheeler swerved into the wrong lane and hit the buses, said Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Jon Kalahar. Killed were trucker Gary T. Bailey, 54, of Mantachie; the driver of the second bus, Steven B. Moss, 37; and Ackerman high teacher Phyllis

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The towboat Tom Lysle arrives here with a large tow. • Joseph O’Keefe switchman for the A&V, falls under the cars and loses both legs.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 F.J. Fisher is back from Louisville. • A grand pink ball will be given at the B.B. Club rooms.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Moncure Dabney is a candidate for the Legislature and J.W. Hayes announces for sheriff. • The Warren Lights plan a new armory, Capt. Dennis Hossley says.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Dave Callahan is improving following an eye infection. • Edgar Leyens returns from New York.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The paving of First East Street is completed. • Mrs. Mable Neill dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Col. J.W. Summerlain, well-known resident of Rayville, La., dies here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rogers announce the birth of a son, Charles. • Services are held for J.T. Birdsong. • Virgil O’Neill, principal at Jett School, is in serious condition at Mercy Hospital, where he was rushed after becoming ill at a meeting of the Jett Community Organization.


50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Jack Helgason of Tallulah announce the birth of a son, Jeffery, on Feb. 5. • P.T. Armstrong dies. • Ray McNamara receives the Eagle badge, Scouting’s highest award. • Mrs. Carl Yates and children are visiting in Augusta, Ga.


40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Ward announce the birth of a son, William Eugene, on Feb. 3. • Lee Marvin stars in “Monte Walsh” at Showtown USA. • Mrs. Katherine Ellis dies. • Services are held for Mrs. Elizabeth Flanagan.

Real cuts required for reduction President Barack Obama recently suggested freezing spending on a small fraction of the federal budget and making a few cuts. But, as the National Taxpayers’ Union calculated, the plan actually would add a net $21 billion in spending. And that’s before the unknown costs of seven other major State of the Union proposals whose price tags aren’t immediately obvious. The president can’t disguise spending by calling it “investing.” Americans recognize that when government “invests” what really happens is that taxpayers’ money is spent. Given the woeful lack of return on recent “investments,” such as nearly a trillion extra dollars of stimulus spending, this fallacy is even more obvious. Rather than create more jobs, unemployment has soared in the nearly two years since the stimulus package was approved. The NTU identified 15 proposals in the president’s speech with fiscal impact. Five would boost spending, three would cut it. Seven others’ fiscal effects could

not be determined, although some hold promise, such as consolidating and reorganizing government. Taking the president at his word, the taxpayers’ union identified $50 billion in proposed additional spending for transportation infrastructure, $1.3 billion for education, $2 billion for preparing 100,000 more teachers and $2 billion in health spending. That is offset somewhat by proposed economies, the largest being a $15.6-billion reduction in the defense budget and a potential $15 billion savings by freezing discretionary federal spending, which, of course, is not a real reduction, but a delay of increases. Some areas the president identified for more spending have increased dramatically already. If the president doesn’t understand that increasing spending is the wrong approach, others do. The conservative Heritage Foundation has some suggestions. The Washington think tank itemized $343 billion in cuts, including empowering state and

local governments to assume more responsibility for transportation, job training and economic development; and privatization of many federal functions, while reducing farm subsidies, scaling back the Education Department and recovering $49 billion in Medicare payment errors, among other specifics. The libertarian Cato Institute notes there are 2,001 federal subsidy programs compared with 1,645 programs in 2005. Cato has a department-by-department budget-cutting guide, including a $63 billion savings in Housing and Urban Development alone. Columnist and Fox Business News host John Stossel cuts to the chase: To save more than $141 billion, close the departments of Education and Housing and Urban Development, and sell Amtrak. The closer Washington comes to the solutions offered by Heritage, Cato and Stossel, the sooner we can reap economic benefits. The closer to Obama’s plan, the more our return on investment will resemble the current jobless stagnation.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Betty G. Conway dies. • Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Payne of Port Gibson announce the birth of a daughter, Felicia Deon, on Feb. 9. • Kevin Maurice Harris celebrates his sixth birthday.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Patrolman George McBride presents Lynn and Tommy Paine and their newborn son, Lee Michael, with a car safety seat as part of National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week. • Louise Wiggins dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Steve Montgomery announce the birth of a son, Steven Kyle, Feb. 8. •

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Florence E. O’Quinn dies. • Leonard Preston takes over as new general manager of Vicksburg’s Delta Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealership. • Kids Are Kids day-care center opens on Washington Street.

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Curbing illegal hiring might open doors to immigration reform WASHINGTON — Even in a deeply polarized political age, there are policies that ought to lend themselves to easy bipartisan alliances. The most conservative Republicans and the most liberal Democrats should be able to agree on a few things: support free contraceptives to lower the abortion rate; support medical malpractice reform that also exposes inept doctors; and require businesses to use a national computer system to verify the legal status of employees. That would dramatically curb illegal immigration. When those areas of commonsense compromise fail, you have to figure that somebody doesn’t really want a solution. So what’s keeping Congress from passing a bill to require all businesses to use e-Verify, a kind of instant background check run by the Department of Homeland Security? For all the posturing over illegal immigration — the criticism of birthright citizenship, the insistence on a problem-plagued, multibillion-dollar fence, the Arizona law that recalls apartheid — dramatically slowing the stream of undocumented workers would not


No matter how harsh the rhetoric around illegal immigration, illegal hiring rarely comes in for serious scrutiny.


be difficult. Illegal border-crossers, whether from Colombia or China, usually come here for better economic opportunity. That’s read as “jobs.” If they couldn’t get jobs, many wouldn’t come. They’d get word from family and friends that the hiring spigot has dried up. Most members of Congress know that. But there has been an implicit bipartisan consensus not to require businesses to use e-Verify, a free computerized system that works much like those instant background checks for in-store credit cards. It’s simple, it’s fast, and, with a negligible error rate, it’s reliable. While some businesses use it, many do not. And they won’t unless Congress requires it, complete with

daunting penalties for those businesses that insist on illegal hiring. Many congressional liberals haven’t supported e-Verify because they don’t want to make it harder for illegal workers to get jobs. And guess what? Many congressional conservatives don’t, either. They know that business depends on illegal labor. It doesn’t seem to matter that the most fevered demands to deport illegal workers and seal the borders come from conservative voters. Republicans such as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., play to those demands by posturing — calling for a militarized southern border, insisting on a fence that deters no one, shutting illegal immigrants out

of college. Mexican and Guatemalan laborers are safer political targets than upper-middle-class business executives. No matter how harsh the rhetoric around illegal immigration, illegal hiring rarely comes in for serious scrutiny. Republican Meg Whitman, who spent millions losing the race for governor of California, was at least penalized with public approbation after she was forced to admit that she had hired an illegal domestic worker. Most employers who flout the law do so with the knowledge that they will not pay a price. Just last month, Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee exposed their hypocrisy on illegal immigration. Led by committee chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, they announced plans to hold hearings demanding that President Barack Obama return to a failed scheme used by his predecessor: workplace raids that punish illegal immigrants but leave their employers largely unscathed. The president’s rate of deportation is far higher than his predecessor’s, but Obama has also aggressively targeted employers. Employers were fined $6.9 million

in fiscal 2010, up from $675,000 in 2008, according to the Los Angeles Times. It seems the GOP wants to shield law-breaking business executives. Why let the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its allies get away with exploiting illegal immigrants? A law that aggressively cracks down on illegal hiring is the best hope for pushing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress; it would force the business lobby to acknowledge the importance of immigrant labor. That’s why those who want to put illegal immigrants on a path to legal status ought to rally around a proposal by U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore. DeFazio’s proposal would require all businesses to use e-Verify and face consequences for failure to do so. He has drawn some support from unsavory quarters, such as an anti-immigration group called NumbersUSA. Still, e-Verify might accomplish what years of activism has not — opening a path toward immigration reform.

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Fastenal (FAST)........................62.54 Family Dollar (FDO)............ 44.012 Fred’s (FRED).............................13.32 Int’l Paper (IP)..........................29.69 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......13.04 J.C. Penney (JCP)....................35.03 Kroger Stores (KR)..................22.28 Kan. City So. (KSU).................51.08 Legg Mason (LM)................. 34.81 Parkway Properties (PKY).........17.36 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)..................64.17 Regions Financial (RF)............ 7.80 Rowan (RDC)............................ 37.51 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 11.82 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 85.63 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)........29.34 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 42.65 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 24.57 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 46.77 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 18.77 Viacom (VIA)............................. 50.67 Walgreens (WAG)................... 42.78 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 56.38


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Ashcraft Continued from Page A1. for this,” said Lisa Ashcraft, who along with her husband, Randy, owns the building at 1221 Washington St., which suffered damages during site clearing of the collapsed buildings. The buildings at 707-713 Clay St., just east of the rear of the Ashcrafts’ building, collapsed on Jan. 25, 2006, as construction workers were attempting to renovate them. Since, the site has been sold, numerous contractors have been hired to clear the spot and repair adjoining buildings, the City of Vicksburg and Warren County courts have ordered stops and starts on work and Clay Street, in front of the collapse, has been blocked to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Ashcrafts purchased the property in April 2008, two months before Warren County Circuit Court Judge Isadore Patrick approved an agreement to allow William Greenwood and his company, Antique Wood and Brick

Company of Mississippi, who is also named in the suit, 18 months to tear down the Clay Street structures. When the agreement expired in December 2008, the city extended the agreement through August 2009. On Feb. 2, 2010, as debrisclearance continued, the upper part of Ashcraft’s east wall was damaged. She sought and received an injunction to stop the debris removal. On March 25, 2010, the Ashcrafts filed a suit against the city, Greenwood and his company and Preston Reuther and Mary Reuther, former owners of the collapsed buildings. Last week, on Feb. 1, an amended complaint was filed in Warren County Circuit Court to add more defendants. In addition to the city, the Reuthers and Greenwood, the defendants currently are Clay Street Complex; Downtown Vicksburg Investments; Carter Miller Associates, an engineering firm; Brad Carter Jr., engineer; and John Does 1 to 5. The John Does are not identified. “We’ve had lots of time

to resolve this amicably,” Ashcraft said. “The (City of Vicksburg) had more-thanabundant cordial meetings, and they just refused and that makes it more and more apparent.” The suit says the City of Vicksburg acted negligently by “rescinding the Stop Work Order” issued last year by Warren County Judge Johnny Price to halt clearing of the collapsed structures on Clay, directly east of the Ashcrafts’ two-story building. “If they would have applied their original stop order and made that guy stop and repair my damage,” she said. “The original game plan was to leave that wall in tact. It was supposed to be dropped to just below my roof line and capped. It was never ever supposed to be disturbed. It’s just going to get really expensive for the city.” Ashcraft, who previously operated a hot-dog stand next to her building, said she is seeking more than $100,000 in damages to recover all costs spent to repair her wall and associated costs. Mayor Paul Winfield and city attorney Lee Thames Jr. were unavailable Tuesday

because they, along with City Clerk Walter Osborne and 14 others, are in Washington, D.C., this week on an annual lobbying trip. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield said he was unaware of the amended complaint and declined to speak on pending litigation. Thames has said before that the city does not intend to get involved in the matter. “It’s just not a city matter,” he said in March. “It’s a dispute between two property owners. Unless we get a court order to step in, we’d be opening up ourselves to liability.” Ashcraft disagrees. “They refuse involvement,” she said Tuesday. “I don’t know how you can have a meeting in the city with the mayor, with director of planning and zoning and say they’re not involved.” The Ashcrafts had planned to open a bakery and four retail spots in the building originally operated as a savings and loan business and later was the downtown home of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Ashcrafts’ plans were delayed another year due to the wall damage, she said.

A7 On Tuesday, Ashcraft was required to receive Board of Architectural Review approval to rebuild the wall because it is not routine repair and maintenance. “It’s a necessary thing,” board member Tom Pharr said. “I’m putting back the wall in the exactly in the same pattern with the exact same brick the same way it had been there originally,” Ashcraft said. “My insurance is paying for it, but I am seeking restitution for it.” Ashcraft keeps her Washington Street parking lot north of her building, where the hot-dog stand formerly was located, closed to traffic because of liability issues, she said. “We’re moving in and out of there with the bricks,” she said. “I’ve had it closed since we bought the building just for the simple fact that if I open it, it will fill up so fast I won’t have a place to park.” The hot-dog stand, in the design of a steamboat, was sold and moved last week, she said, adding that she would like to open another stand — this time as a locomotive.

VJHS school, he said. The addition, which has been in construction for about a year, has provided a wing of 10 classrooms to replace temporary trailers that had been in use behind the school for 25 years. The construction was financed with about $1.6 million in interest-free Mississippi Qualified School Construction Bonds, a program made available through federal stimulus money, to be repaid over about 15 years. The annex houses seventhgrade classrooms which Tues-

day night’s guests toured after a big bow of green and white ribbons was cut by Winters, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford and school board president Zelmarine Murphy. Student work and projects decorated hallway bulletin boards and classrooms, and many teachers were in attendance to greet guests. Rosa A. Temple was born Sept. 4, 1869. After attending Cherry Street High School and Jackson College, she began teaching in Vicksburg in 1885, when she was just 16

years old, Winters said. In more than 60 years as an educator, Temple taught all levels but spent most of her years as a high school English teacher. She was known for exacting, uncompromising standards of excellence and for inspiring students and those who worked with her. She retired in 1947. At the Vicksburg Riverfront Murals, a panel depicting Temple and the school carries this inscription, which Swinford read before the ribboncutting: “Noted for its academics

and athletics, Rosa A. Temple High School became one of the most prestigious high schools in the state of Mississippi. The philosophy of this school was based upon the belief that every child, regardless of social position, or intelligence, should have an opportunity to totally develop his or her individual abilities and interests, so that he or she may be able to practice those ideals which characterize good citizens of a democracy.” Temple, who was 102 when she died in 1972, is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pace Continued from Page A1. has picked up a challenger in this year’s elections. On Tuesday, the 14-year sheriff said he plans to leave the location question alone as supervisors plot moves. “I don’t have a vote,” Pace said. “Just like the director

of the public library doesn’t have a vote on where the public library is built, I don’t have a vote on where the jail is built.” A search for land will determine whether to ask the Legislature to pass a local and

private bill allowing Warren to build a jail anywhere in the county, regardless of municipal lines. State law indicates property that a county purchases for vital infrastructure such as jails be located within a county seat. The

law has been backed up by an advisory opinion from the attorney general. Oldest parts of the current jail were built in 1905 and lost certification to house state inmates in 2007 due to substandard conditions.

Inclusion of a unit reserved for state prisoners would restart the use of inmate labor to pick up trash along roadways, which, if used on a beat-like district system, could supplement road work, Pace said after his address.

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Ethel M. Baldwin died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. She was 98. Mrs. Baldwin was a homemaker and member of Calvary M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 76 years, Elijah Baldwin Sr.; two sons, Robert Baldwin and Johnny Baldwin; her parents, Issac and Charlotte Myles; two brothers, Joe Myles and Robert Myles; three sisters, Mary Ella Giggers, Annie Bell Williams, Daisy Moses and Minnie Thomas; and two grandsons, Johnny L. Baldwin Jr. and Patrick Baldwin. She is survived by a son, Elijah Baldwin Jr. of Greenwood; a daughter, Ethel B. Dixon of Clinton; two brothers, Sammy Myles and Noah Myles, both of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Odessa Pulley and Lenora Warren, both of Baltimore, and Ruth Buie of Chicago; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Marvin Matthew Sease Sr. died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 64. Mr. Sease was born in Blacksville, S.C., and was a renowned Blues artist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Hester Youmas Sease; a brother, Charlie Sease; and three sisters, Evelyn Sease, Juanita Sease and Mattie Sease. He is survived by his wife, Alwillie Williams Sease of Elmont, N.Y.; five sons, Mark Sease of Vicksburg, Matthew Sease and Marvin M. Sease Jr., both of Atlanta, Corey Sease of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Tarrin Williams of Elmont; four daughters, Tonia Sease and Daphne Sease, both of Charleston, S.C., Daytona Sease of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Richarda Dorsey of Tallulah; three brothers, William Sease and Johnnie Sease, both of Brooklyn, and Favor Sease of Greensboro, N.C.; a sister, Christine Sease of Greensboro; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Rain and snow mix tonight, lows in the 20s; sunny and clear Thursday, highs in the 30s

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 thursday-friday Sunny and clear; lows in the 20s, highs in the 40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Rain, snow accumulations up to 8 inches across the state; lows in the 20s

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Florence Akers Velchoff, formerly of Vicksburg, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Life-

path Hospice in Clearwater, Fla. She was 81. She is survived by her husband, John R. Velchoff Sr. of Clearwater; a son, John R. Velchoff Jr. of Land O’ Lakes, Fla.; and two sisters, Loretta Sanderford of Vicksburg and Edna Robilotta of Clearwater. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater.

Helen L. Waldrep Helen L. Waldrep died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 61.

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 48º Low/past 24 hours............... 27º Average temperature......... 38º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............14º in 1933 Record high............80º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............0.82 inches Total/year.................9.03 inches Normal/month......1.53 inches Normal/year...........7.00 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................10:14 A.M. Most active................. 4:02 P.M. Active...........................10:38 P.M. Most active.................. 4:26 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:43 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:43 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:50


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thursday-friday Sunny and clear; lows in the 20s, highs in the 40s

Continued from Page A1. cated over 60 years of service to Vicksburg and Warren County as an educator,” Winters said at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house, attended by Temple alumni, current VJHS faculty and staff and community members and leaders. Winters remarked on the “joy, excitement and pride” that Rosa A. Temple High School alumni show when he talks with them in planning reunions. “I want our students of Vicksburg Junior High School to have that same pride, that same love” for the


Born in Jones, La., she was the daughter of the late Floyd Kelly Sr. and Christine Jones Kelly. Mrs. Waldrep was a former resident of Mount Pleasant, Texas, and had lived in Vicksburg since 2010. She was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Waldrep; and a brother, Floyd Kelly. She is survived by a daughter, Tracy Smith of Zwolle, La.; two sons, Chris McDowell of Boise, Idaho, and Michael McDowell of Seattle, Wash.; four sisters, Joyce

Dollar and Elaine Williams, both of Vicksburg, Mary Goodson of Bastrop, La., and Glenda Price of West Monroe, La.; two brothers, Steve Kelly and Jerry Kelly, both of Vicksburg; and 10 grandchildren. Services were at noon today at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial followed under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Central MS Down Syndrome Society, P.O. Box 2189, Brandon, MS 39043.

Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 12.1 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.1 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.8 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.8 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 7.3 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.0 River....................................59.5

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 26.7 Friday....................................... 25.2 Saturday................................. 23.6 Memphis Thursday................................ 10.3 Friday....................................... 10.5 Saturday................................. 10.4 Greenville Thursday................................ 23.0 Friday....................................... 23.7 Saturday................................. 24.0 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 15.4 Friday....................................... 16.8 Saturday................................. 17.5


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Census Continued from Page A1. Chuck Carr, GIS manager for the quasi-public planning entity for Warren, Hinds, Rankin, Madison, Yazoo, Copiah and Simpson counties. Adjustments also are expected to leave the 2013 municipal election cycle unaffected. Ideal guidelines stipulate a 10 percent top-to-bottom variance across county districts. The figures released last week show a difference of about 41 percent from District 2, the lowest, to District 1, which topped the five districts. Localities and states may file challenges to census results, though Carr terms Warren Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s totals more


of â&#x20AC;&#x153;coding challengeâ&#x20AC;? than anything else and expects to have enough adjustments to show the Census Bureau within 60 days. CMPDD had relayed to supervisors leading up to last springâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s census mailing that no boundary changes were in the offing, based on preliminary mapping data. Provisions of Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act requires nine states and some counties in seven others to have any changes in voting lines precleared by the Department of Justice to prevent the dilution of minority voting strength. Redistricting took nearly

two years to sort out following the 2000 countâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release, which resulted in District 1 losing about 11 square miles to District 2 to ensure nearly equal voter distribution. District 2 covers north Vicksburg and stretches northwest to Eagle Lake; District 3, which is the only district completely in city limits, is the smallest of the five in land size; District 4 includes all parcels west of Fisher Ferry Road; and District 5 includes the southeast parcels from Fisher Ferry to Indiana Avenue and extends east to part of Warriors Trail. Potential effects on the city will not be known until after numbers are studied by the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal department later this year.

Continued from Page A1. oping low pressure system was bringing rain, sleet and snow into Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The NWS said areas along and north of Interstate 20 were expected to receive at least 2 inches of snow with heavier amounts greater than 4 inches likely farther north. Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford

said at mid-morning she had no plans to dismiss students early, but she was monitoring the weather. Snow would not be as much of a concern as ice, Swinford said. Ice accumulations on county roads have caused two school cancellations and one early dismissal this year. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chance of precipitation was 90 percent, the NWS said. A high around 40 was expected to bring rain in the

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• Jacqueline L. Russell of Vicksburg has earned an award for logging 25 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association riding program.

Competitions • Bailey Anderton, an accounting major from Vicksburg, was first runner-up in the 2011 Miss Mississippi College Pageant.

Honor rolls • On the fall semester president’s list at the University of Southern Mississippi were Daniel Oliver McArthur of Edwards and Grace Claire Cordes, Justin Koury Hosemann, Della Catherine Loflin, Amanda M. Smith and Travis L. Thornell, all of Vicksburg. Those named to the fall dean’s list were Wesley Adam Cornelius of Edwards and Holly N. Allen, Hayley Alison Boyd, Veronica L. Boyd, Christine Elizabeth Breazeale, Jazmyne Elizabeth Butler, Kristin Nicole Crist, Ashley Lynn Foley, Robert Cody Goss, Brittany Anquinette Jones, Cullen P. Leist, Lucy Elizabeth Matthews, Kelly Patricia McGrath, Albert Joseph Nosser, Ryan M. Richardson, Rachel Marie Ross, Tericka Ashley Selmon, Kristin Brooke Shelby, Jillian Joyce Shirley, India M. Sprinkle, Joshua Caleb Sullivan, LaJuana Marie Thomas, Jordan Marie Towne, Diamonde Nicholle Wilkerson and Evan Joseph Wojtala. • Meredith F. Edney and Lexie L. Strong, both of Vicksburg, are on the fall dean’s list at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. • Mary Henry and Natasha West, both of Vicksburg, are on the fall president’s list at Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. On the fall dean’s list are Kristianna Ezernack, Lauren Grant and Bryan Miller. • Catherine Figueroa of Vicksburg is on the fall dean’s honor roll at the University of Mississippi. She is the daughter of Feb and Nelyn Figueroa.

Scholarships • Commitment to Agriculture — For high school seniors from farming families who plan to enroll in an agriculturerelated program and pursue career;

Upcoming events • Jackson CampusNursing/Allied Health Center of Hinds — Open house, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, 1750 Chadwick Drive in Jackson. • Algebra I and English, State Test Tutoring — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays for juniors and seniors, 2406 Grove St.; 601-631-0102. • Vicksburg Catholic $10,000 Drawdown — 6 p.m. Feb. 20, Vicksburg Convention Center; $125. • MC GRE Review Course — 6-10 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1, MC’s Flowood Center; $249; 601925-3263 by Monday.

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First lady keeping course in child obesity fight An occasional look at public promises and how well they are kept.

‘We are seeing a fundamental shift in our national conversation about how we make and sell food,’ first lady Michelle Obama said at an appearance in Washington with Walmart executives for their announcement last month. ‘That’s something that wasn’t happening just a year ago.’

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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues. “I wondered to myself whether we could really make a difference, because when you take on a problem this big and this complicated, at times it can be a little overwhelming,” she said in a recent speech. The anti-obesity campaign Mrs. Obama calls Let’s Move! celebrates its first anniversary today. Is it making a difference? In some ways, yes. In others, it’s much too soon to tell. Advocates who have worked on the issue for a long time say the first lady’s involvement is raising awareness about the potential future of the U.S. as a nation of fat, unhealthy people unless the trend is reversed, and Mrs. Obama has been doing it in ways that they can’t. “She has been a spark plug,” said Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association. Mrs. Obama has addressed governors, mayors, school groups, food-makers and other constituencies, urging them to build more bike paths and playgrounds, to serve healthier school lunches and to make and sell more food that’s better for you. She has visited schools

across the country to see what changes they are making, from planting fruit and vegetable gardens modeled after her own celebrated White House plot to opening salad bars in their lunchrooms. And she’s worked herself into a sweat at exercise clinics with kids, including on the White House South Lawn. Her year of effort has led to promises of change from beverage-makers, food manufacturers and most recently, and perhaps notably, Walmart, the country’s largest retailer, to cut the levels of salt, fat and sugar in their products. Lasting change will take years of effort, though, and some doubt it will happen at all. “I’ve been through so many of these enormous announcements by food companies about how they’re going to profoundly change the way they’re doing business and

they don’t,’ said food expert and New York University nutrition professor Marion Nestle. “So it remains to be seen.” Mrs. Obama said when she launched the campaign that it will benefit future generations by helping children born today become adults at a healthy weight. The issue is picking up momentum, she said. “We are seeing a fundamental shift in our national conversation about how we make and sell food,” the first lady said at an appearance in Washington with Walmart executives for their announcement last month. “That’s something that wasn’t happening just a year ago.” Walmart promised to reformulate thousands of its storebrand products to reduce sodium, sugar and fat, and push its suppliers to do the same. The company also

pledged to cut fresh fruit and vegetable prices, build stores in areas without grocers and develop a logo for products that meet its health criteria. Walmart’s grocery business accounts for about 15 percent of the U.S. grocery industry. “All this will take some time,” Leslie Dach, an executive vice president at Walmart, said in an interview. He said Walmart worked with Mrs. Obama’s office for about a year to win her approval. A new child nutrition law aims to make all school food more nutritious by letting Washington decide what kinds of foods may be sold on school grounds, including in vending machines and at fundraisers. The law also increases by 6 cents the amount of money the government reimburses schools for providing free lunches, but some advocates say that’s hardly enough. Agriculture Secretary Tom

Vilsack recently unveiled guidelines for putting the changes into place. In the case of sodium, the amount in meals would be gradually reduced over 10 years, with an eventual goal of cutting levels by more than half. Mrs. Obama called for “clear, consistent” nutrition labels on the front of packaged foods to help harried shoppers make informed choices. The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents large food and beverage companies, is working on a label it hopes to begin rolling out later this year. The beverage industry has started putting labels with calorie counts on the front of its bottles, cans and packages of soft drinks, juices, teas and waters. The goal is to have a label on all nonalcoholic drinks by next year, said Kevin Keane, a senior vice president of the American Beverage Association. The group is following up on the commitment it made when Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! last February. Keane did not say how much companies are spending on the program, except that it’s a “great deal.” The new health care law also requires restaurants with 20 or more locations operating under the same name to list nutrition and calorie information on their menus or menu boards. Food and Drug Administration guidance on that is due soon, said Sue Hensley, a spokeswoman for the National Restaurant Association.


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• Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class made string art and other crafts with the letter S. They read books about friendship. • Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class built log cabins, learned presidents and assembled U.S. puzzles as part of a study of early America. They made groundhogs after reading “Little Groundhog’s Shadow.” • Kathy Abbott’s students made giant bubbles and personal volcanoes as part of a science party. • Preschooler Cameron Potter was Star Student.

Jacob’s Ladder • Matthew Grogan was named Leader of the Week. • Students hosted a party for National Popcorn Day. • Student Matt McKay is working at County Market.

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Beechwood • Cary Talbot of Waterways Experiment Station spoke to fifth-graders about water management and resources. • Paul Greer of International Paper gave a papermaking presentation to Ann Haden’s GATES students.

Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Taylor Sims, Lailah Washington, Jonathan Caruthers, Layton Burke, Eric Paul Coulter, Ella Brewer, Dakota Hines, Jer’Darryus Jackson, Ella Stevens and Brandon Johnson. • District Science Fair winners were: first place — Anna Hoben, Sydney Stuart, Brandon Thompson and Alisa Harvey’s kindergarten; second place — Mary Beth Gordon, Lane Gordon, Cameron Harvey, Mason Harvey, Holden Ginn, Wesley Bryan and Maiya Prevot; third place — Bryce Holman and Glenn Alan Kittrell; fourth place — Austin Holman and Gracie Watford; honorable mention — Elijah Prevot. • Students selected as members of the 100 Benchmark Club were Cameron Bracey, Jayla White, Shelby Hartley, Brandon Heggins, Victoria Laubach, Caydee Schweitzer, Jagger Weekly, Lamar Gray, Branson Parker, Holden Ginn, Kylah Stedman, Zoie Weiss, Gabriel Bowman, Christian Williams,

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The Hinds Community College Vicksburg Future Farmers of America, led by David Chaney, received the Natural Resources Conservation Service Earth Team group award. The club assists the Warren County Soil and Water ConservaCameron Harvey, MaKayla Williams, Kaitlyn Cook and Cheyenne Hines. • Denice Poe’s first-graders held a marshmallow “snowball” fight. Top Accelerated Readers were Kristofer Cook, Nickolas Hargroves and Mercedes Ray Middleton. Parent helpers were Lisa Harmon, Tonya Burkes, Jill Walker, Jessica Wicker, Brandi Neal, Amanda Brock, Terry Pittman and Layla Parker. • Torri Shelton’s third- and fourth-grade students concluded a unit on Eskimos by creating totem poles depicting their families.

Bowmar • Fit for the Future fitness kickoff will begin at 2:30 p.m. Friday. • Scholastic Book Fair will begin Sunday in the library. • Pledge leaders were Keidria Winchester, Gada Clay, Peyton Stinson and Kelsey Lockridge. • Top Accelerated Readers: first grade — Destini Sims, Mary Katherine Archer, Gracie Halterman, Brandon

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tion District each year with its tree giveaway. Members, from left, are Elizabeth Peeples, Phillip Johnson, Courtney Scates, Trent Lewis and Al Garner, a USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist.

Gilliam, Jamison Pendleton and Katie Tanner; sixth grade — Jonathan Jackson, John Henley Wilkinson, Taylor Rae Pace, Kasey Brooks, Annabeth Breeden, Vera Ann Fedell, Abigail Barnes and Kyle Boyd.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders from the kindergarten class of Valerie McKay and Marquita Smothers were Tyler Williams, Jeremiah Jones, Keiley Langdon and De’Atra Rankin. Hunter Huffty was named Student of the Week in the pre-kindergarten class of Rachel Dean and Jennifer Funchess. • Accelerated Reader champs for January were the kindergarten class of Starla Breazeale and Desiree Norris; first-grade class of Brooke Hughes and Pamela Elam; second-grade class of Kimberly Rhodman and Felecia Meyers; and third-grade class of Mallory Moss and Rhonda Huntley. • Terry Guynn’s GATES students are making homemade toothpaste as part of a study of rocks and minerals.

• Brenda McDevitt, in conjunction with Mississippi State University, is conducting nutrition lessons for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students. • The school is collecting Community Coffee labels. Contact Rebecca Pace at 601-619-2340 for more information.

Hawkins • Registration for 2011-2012 is ongoing. • Katrina Davis’ 2-yearolds explored the letter B with bears and bubbles and counted candy as part of a study of the letter C. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made heart-shaped groundhogs, read “How Groundhog’s Garden Grew” and created doily-print hearts for the classroom tree. • Deborah Clanton’s 4-yearolds made volcanoes, entertained vegetable visitors and examined voting as part of a study of the letter V. • Sue VanDenAkker’s 4-year-olds sat under the table, went over and under an obstacle course and exam-

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast Bagel, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Cereal, Graham Crackers, Fruit Juice, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Gumbo Over Rice, Tater Tots, Seasoned Cabbage, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Rosey Applesauce, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Hamburger, Chef Salad, OvenBaked Potato Wedges, Broccoli & Cauliflower Polonaise, Tropical Fruit Mix, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Beef Taco w/ Crispy Shell, Chicken & Dumplings, Corn On The Cob, Seasoned Cabbage, Field Peas, Grapes, Orange Halves, Chilled Peach Slices, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Grilled Chicken Salad, Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, California

• Top Accelerated Readers: K5 — Bram Booth, Braxton Kelley, Emily Phillipson and Kylee Westcott; first grade — Macey Bufkin, Madison Combs, Christian Lancaster, Olivia Masterson and Peyton Sikes; second grade — Sarah Beck, Jacob Braxton, Kyle Carney, Katie Davidson and Braden Lynn; fifth grade — Madilyn Carney, Gracie Felker, Kyle Guider and Taylor Rouch. • Elementary Students of the Month are first-grader Leah Simms, second-grader Kyle Carney, third-grader Hailie Baswell, fourth-grader Caitlyn Denley and fifthgrader Cameron Yocum.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Victoria Davenport, Watson Davenport, Theresa Hamilton, Lexus Fultz, Jaime Farris, Kyle Dupree, Zachary Hearn and Skyla Hearn. • Winners in the Corps of Engineers’ African-American History Month poster contest were Jordan Lee, first place; Christina Brooks, second place; and Mileena Slade, third place. • Sharonda Medina, of ProjectSync, spoke to all students about bullying. • Students with good behavior during activity classes were treated to a party. Students “visited” California and made their own Hollywood star for the Walk of Fame. They “searched” for gold on an obstacle course. • Students are working on books to be published with Student Treasures. Books can be purchased for $17.40; deadline to submit books and money is Tuesday.

Sherman Avenue • Rebecca Lancaster, art teacher, is helping students design original stamps that reflect historic February dates and events. • Parent volunteer coordinator Renee Styles helped librarian Rebecca Powers and library assistant Linda Switzer on a restructuring project. • Science Fair winners: zoology — Jayla Williams, first place; and Jonathan Nolan, second place; behavior and social science — Kaylee Hoeft, first place and best in show; health and medicine — Ashlyn Wright, first place; physics — Averianna Harris, first place; Rebecca Erekson, second place; KeMariyah Glasper, third place; and Ferdinand Glapion, honorable mention; biochemistry — Simran Patel, first place; Tyler Sanders, second place; and Antonica Jefferies, third place; earth, space and environmental sciences — David Medina, first place; Laraedo Kirby, second place; and Keithia Chiles, third place; chemistry — Chloe Cain, first place; Brianna Daughtry, second place; and Maurice King, third place; botany — Ariel Darden, first place; Morgan Fullwood, second place; and Syrilla Glapion, honorable mention; engineering, computers and math — Fre’Maria Segrest, first place; and Jeremy Davis, second place. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners made Martin Luther King Jr. portraits with construction paper and created large groundhogs. • Students attended Warren Central’s musical production of “The Wizard of Oz.”

Vicksburg Catholic • Sixth-graders who met Book It! goals for January were Kathryn Banks, Garrett Breithaupt, Hannah Cranfield, Victoria Daily, Justin Ehrgott, Abby Grant, Breanna Hasty, Michelle Howington, Madison Belle Pitzer, Grace Sudderth, London Continued on, Page B3.

Cabbage, Oven Fries, Banana Berry Blend, Pear Salad, Fresh Melon Cubes, Mexican Cornbread, Fruit Cobbler, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Chicken and Dumplings, Biscuits, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Philly Steak on Texas Toast, Chef Salad, Baked Potato, Southern Greens, Field Peas, Rosey Secondary Schools Breakfast Monday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Applesauce, Fresh Bananas, Apple and Tuesday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Orange Wedges, Central Mississippi Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Cornbread, Assorted Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Thursday: Biscuit w/ Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Juice Milk Thursday: Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, Burrito & Friday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Chili Topping, Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, San Antonio Beans, Secondary Schools Lunch Monday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Carrot Sticks w/ Dip, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Calico Hamburger, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Tuna Salad Fruit, Fresh Kiwi Wedges, Frozen Cherry Apple Salad, Herbed Broccoli & Cauliflower, Raw Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice Veggies w/ Dip, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Friday: Taco Salad, Chicken Tetrazzini, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Grapes, Hamburger, Chef Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets, Ham and Cheese Wedges, California Veggies, Yam Patty, Fresh Kiwi Wedges, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, On Bun, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Mashed Potatoes, Black-eyed Peas, Seasoned Assorted Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Juice

Mixed Vegetables, Corn, Pear Slices, Tropical Fruit Mix, Texas Toast, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Chili Con Carne w/ Beans, Corn Dog, Tater Tots, Apple Delicious, Fresh Orange Smiles, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice

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school by school Continued from, Page B2. Varner, Elizabeth Wallace and Austin Willis. • To celebrate Catholic Schools Week, the school hosted an open house, honored teachers with a special lunch and invited military and pastors for lunch. Pastors from area churches were invited by students to attend Mass celebrated by Bishop Joseph Latino, Monsignor Patrick Farrell and the Rev. P.J. Curley. • Science Fair winners: Class I, biochemistry — May Spangler, first place; Hayden Jones, second place; and Cami Ghrigsby, third place; chemistry — Zane Monsour, first place; Anna Lamanilao, second place; and Ann DeRossette, third place; engineering, mathematics and computers — Caton Blackburn, first place; earth, space and environmental science — Donald Miller, first place; Sophia Hou, second place; Angelina Haddar, third place; Anna-Catherine Speights, fourth place; and Andy Jennings, fifth place; medicine and health — Parker Brown, first place; microbiology — Michael Chen, first place; physics — Madisyn Miller, first place; Jaleigh Ehrgott, second place; and Dorian Tuminello, third place; zoology — Coleman Verhine, first place and best of fair; and Benjamin Lobred, second place; Class II, behavioral and social sciences — Mary Peyton Peck, first place; Madison Willis, second place; Kaylee Wright, third place; Madeline Lee, fourth place; Tyler Easterling, fifth place; Anna Black, sixth

Hinds Community College Fall semester President’s list — Brandy Bedgood, Abby Beggs, Joshua Boyce, Ashlyn Brown, Priscilla Carey, Kristina Carroll, David Chaney, Kurt Cooksey, Princess Cooper, Valentina Diggs, Logan Dixon, Penny Downey, Cheryl Gill, Kenneth Grogan III, Eric Hamby, Precious Hampton, Amber Hargrove, Jennifer Hawthorne, Grady Holley Jr., Harley Hollowell, Olivia King, Alfred Lassiter Jr., Vipulkmar Meghat, Angelia Osborne, Catelyn Park, Sonika Patel, Bobby Perry, Candice Pettway, Joshua Price, Byron Sherwin, Reginald Sims, Caleb Smith, Richard Smith Jr., David Stinson, Larissa Stinson, Melissa Stockton, Andre Talbert, Samantha Tarver, Glen Waters, Joseph Watson, Mary Whitehead, Katrina Williams, Jermaine Wince and Albert Winschel II. Dean’s list — Angela Abernathy, Shanequa Adams, Heather Ainsworth Tonya Anderson, William Andress, Lauren Bailey, Ashlee Barber, Alfred Barnes, Elizabeth Barnes, Danny Baskin, Candis Beard, William Beard, Natasha Bennett, Lindsey Bradley, Dustin Brown, Yolanda Brown, Justin Bufkin, Kelly Bufkin, Stanley Bufkin, Shada Bunch, Lavette Burnham, Keith Carter, Michael Chester, Kenya Cobbs, Romona Cole, Jessica Collins, Jazmin Colon, Konola Conley, Shayla Connor, Aisha Cooper, Stephanie Cox-Engler, Brittany Creekmore, Taylor Ditto, Naomi Drake, James Edwards, Joshua Emfinger, Melissa Falls, Erin Farrell, Melissa Ferrington, Deron Ford, Geron Ford, Brian Fowler, Sarah Franco, Nina Ga-As, Rebecca Galey, Alexis Graves, Emie Gray, Deborah Gunn, Cindy Higgins, Jennifer Hoover, Ryan Hoxie, Chandler Jackson, Freteshia Johnson, David Jones, Amanda Jordan, Stacy Keathley, Bradley King, Natalie Kuchman, Victoria Langdon, Joshua Lawrence, Julia Lee, Steffany Lewis, Marcus London, Sophia Lott, Jessica Lynch, Nicholas Mason, Michael McGee, Carrie Mitchell, Linda Mitchell, Samantha

place; and Adrienne Eckstein and Madison Powell, honorable mention; biochemistry — Sarah Pierce, first place; Collin Magoun, second place; Austin Willis, third place; Maddie Stokes, fourth place; David Osburn, fifth place; Alexis Varner, sixth place; Jeff McMillin, honorable mention; botany — Victoria Gong, first place; Jake Pierce, second place; Ashton Jones, third place; Kaleb Vessell, fourth place; Landon Middleton, fifth place; Claire Jamison, sixth place; and Brantlee Richards, honorable mention; chemistry — Elizabeth Wallace, first place; Cole Yearwood, second place; Madison Belle Pitzer, third place; Caleb Larsen, fourth place; Natalie Jones, fifth place; and Sean Simpson, sixth place; earth, space and environmental science — Anna Gatling, first place; Carson Collier, second place; Ryan Jarrett, third place; Emily Wallace, fourth place; Ryan Theriot, fifth place; and Elise Piazza, sixth place; engineering, mathematics and computers — Kate Shelton, first place; Sean Daily, second place; and Slade Kingston-Miles, third place; medicine and health — Anne Piazza, first place; Lee Hanks, second place; Andrew Ulmer, third place; Connor Bottin, fourth place; Xian Mae Hadia, fifth place; Eden Engler, sixth place; and Townsend Derivaux, honorable mention; microbiology — Grace Sudderth, first place; Alexa Jeffers, second place; Mattie Derivaux, third place; Sarah Thomas, fourth place; Kennedy Monsour, fifth place; Parker Kelly, sixth

place; and Katie Waring, honorable mention; physics — Ben Brown, first place; Elizabeth Sanchez, second place; Justin Ehrgott, third place; Josh Collins, fourth place; Chandler Roesch, fifth place; Drew Griffith, sixth place; and Jack Dowe, honorable mention; zoology — Abbie Bell, first place; Garrett Vincent, second place; Carter McElroy, third place; Emme Connell, fourth place; and Caroline Simrall, fifth place.

Moore, Brady Morgan, Christie Morgan, Yolanda Morrow, Crystal Pettway, Deshay Pierce, Glenda Powell, William Quimby Jr., Callie Rankin, Jerry Reed, Raymond Reed, Sylvester Ricks Jr., Bradley Robinson, John Rogan, Micha Ross, Kacey Sciple, Starlytte Sellars, Amanda Shoopman, Jerre Sims, Ashley Sisney, Leslie Skipworth, Dana Smith, Marilyn Smith, Vanessa Smithhart-Shiers, Brenda Stamps, Jonah Steele, Shelley Stevens, Monique Stevenson, April Stokes, Brittney Storey, Gregory Taylor, Samantha Tello, Rebecca Traylor, Jarvis Turner, Haley Vanderford, Collin Vaughan, Nicole Vera, Rebecca Vines, Clarissa Walker, Deidra Walker, Katherine Wallace, Monique Ware, Schamelia Ware, Aliceson Washington, Cortrina Watts, Adam Weast, Alicia Weathersby, Kyley Wells, Mandy White, Lauren Wiles, Vincent Wilkes, Justin Williams, Lesa Wilson, James Wipperling and Lacy Woodruff.

Karan Dhawan, Amy Dixon, Sean East, Brekyra Fisher, Deyannah Flowers, Tanner Gardner, Kelle Griffith, Jamayra James, Iris Jones, Jarred Jones, Justin Jones, Isaiah Knight, Andrew Lanier, Imani McDonald, Ashley Meredith, Elishua Monroe, Aja Nelson, Tae’lor Nelson, Vikas Patel, Ishmael Pendleton, Cheryl Rayfield, Brooke Rigsby, Daniel Roach, Ariana Russell, Merfat Saleh, Kori Screws, Ruddie Shears, De’Arimus Smith, Tyler Smith, Mercedes Taylor, Kiana Thomas, Alexis Thompson, Justice Walker, Austin Warren, Billy Watson, Courtney Whitehead, Caroline Williams and Darbie Woods. First semester Seventh grade: All A’s — Destiny Allen, Marshall Banks, Keiyana Gaskin, Raven Ross, Rikaiyah Winters and Ronni Wolfe; A/B roll — Dierius Abby, Haley Adams, Edward Auttonberry, Justin Bell, Akia Brown, Antonio Brown, Infanee Claiborne, Zachary Coomes, De’Andre Davis, Dustin Edleston, Hannah Emerson, JaDarius Flagg, Christopher Harden, Raven Harper, Dylan Hasty, Elexis Hicks, Elishia Howard, Britteny Jenkins, Nicholas Johnson, Euril Jones, Larry Jones, Monique Jones, Larry Jordan, Naomi LeBlanc, Donyea Lyons, Makala McKay, Joshua Miles, Ashley Moore, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Caroline Nation, Caroline Nelson, Olivia Oakes, Kyle Parrish, Jessica Parson, Yolanda Parson, Ke’Andrea Ringold, Amber Sanders, Evgeniya Shulga, DeWayne Sims, Keshonda Smith, Isaiah Spencer, Na’Keia Stewart, Leiana Thornell, Vidal Thuha, Tyler Treubel, Darius Tucker, Demetris Valentine, Jamison Watson, Jasmine Watson, Jacklyn West, Francesca Williams and Micha Williams. Eighth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Bufkin, Karan Dhawan, Amy Dixon, Andrew Lanier, Lee Middleton, Austin Neihaus, Ishmael Pendleton, De’Arimus Smith, Tyler Smith, Austin Warren and Caroline Williams; A/B roll — Ruby Alexander, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Jourdaine Daffron, Torey Daniels, Rishard Dee, Kajal Dhawan, Sean East, Nathan Fox, Andrielle Green, Kelle

Vicksburg Junior High Second nine weeks Seventh grade: All A’s — Marshall Banks, Keiyana Gaskin, Olivia Oakes, RiKaiyah Winters and Ronni Wolfe; A/B roll — Dierius Abby, Destiny Allen, Edward Auttonberry, Justin Bell, Peyton Coleman, Zachary Coomes, Charity Davis, DeAndre Davis, Hannah Emerson, JaDarius Flagg, Christopher Harden, Raven Harper, Dylan Hasty, Elexis Hicks, Elishia Howard, Brittany Jenkins, Larry Jones, Monique Jones, Larry Jordan, James Juve, Makala McKay, Ashley Moore, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Caroline Nelson, Jessica Parson, Yolanda Parson, Ke’Andrea Ringold, Raven Ross, Amber Sanders, DeWayne Sims, Na’Keia Stewart, Leiana Thornell, Tyler Treubel, Darius Tucker, Jamison Watson, Jasmine Watson, Anisleigh Williams, Micha Williams, Spirionica Williams and DeShun Younger. Eighth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Bufkin, Lee Middleton and Austin Neihaus; A/B roll — Ruby Alexander, Trena Benard, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Jourdaine Daffron, Rishard Dee, Kajal Dhawan,

Vicksburg High • Mu Alpha Theta inductees were Eric Alipoe, Gabriel Bufkin, Jonesha Burks, Markeith Burks, Tiffany Carroll, Chelcie Chambers, Bailey Coomes, Erin Dunaway, Jessica Friley, NaMonté Gaines, Alexa Green, Jazzlyn Harris, Tabitha Hayden, Melodie Jackson, Daniel Kees, Stephanie Lemus, Victoria Lewis, Rachel Lynch, Corey Mahoney, Kayla Menzel, Heather Middleton, Jala Morrow, Tiana Nelson, Zalak Patel, Valerie Pugh, Taneka Shelley, Aleeshah Smith, Alexis Stevenson, Erin Stirgus, Sha’Kyra Thomas, Erica Williams, Kiaria Wilson and Kendra Wright. • Students may purchase a heart for 25 cents for a favorite teacher as part of the Student Council Valentine contest in which the winner will wear a VHS Valentine costume. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Shelter.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the

week were Dontae Hedrick, Hayden Hughes, T’aniyah Dixon and Kolby Brown. • Winners in the Corps of Engineers’ African-American History Month poster contest were: grades K-4 — Viraj Patel, first place; Katreese Wilkerson, second place; and Crystal Albert, third place; grades 5-6 — James Thomas, first place; Alexis Linzy, second place; and Destiny Morgan, third place. They will participate in an awards ceremony at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Vicksburg District’s multipurpose conference room and will be recognized at the Vicksburg Warren School District board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 17. • Fifth- and sixth-grade Valentine dance is rescheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5; VIS students only may attend. Attire is Sunday best. • Reading/language arts consultant Felicia Johnson is working with staff members to implement instructional strategies to improve MCT2 test scores. • Gator Read Night will be 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday. Thirdgrade parents will discuss strategies with instructors.

Vicksburg Junior High • Chris Williams’ U.S. history Class of the Month members are DeQuesha Anderson, Shequille Bracey, Steven Carter, Micah Coffee, Louis Dunbar, Diara Henderson, Troy Jarrett, Ashley Meredith, Robert Moak, Austin Neihaus, Daja Parson, Taylor Powers, Gabriante Riley, Justin Selvy, Dylan Silverthorne, Brian Smith, Wanesha Smith, Michael

Sorrells, Marcus Tatum, Mercedes Taylor, Caroline Williams, Darrius Williams and Tyler Jones. • Chris Williams’ Star Students of the Month are Robert Moak, Vikas Patel, Morgan Trest, Brekeya Fisher and Darbie Woods. • Chris Williams’ local cultures students are taking part in an interactive study of the Mississippi River and music originating on its banks.

to parents Monday. • Due to inclement weather, progress reports will be distributed this week. • Choir students of Ruby Regan attended Warren Central’s musical performance on Monday.


• Eighth-grade honors U.S. History students of Shelia Hudspeth, Herman Biedenharn and Paige Pratt visited the State Capitol and Governor’s Mansion in Jackson. Students observed the opening of a Senate meeting and toured the mansion. • Grades will be uploaded Friday. • A newsletter was e-mailed

• Fifth- and sixth-grade Individual Student Treasure books are for sale through classroom teachers. Younger classes created Treasure books for sale. • Full-color 2011 yearbooks are for sale for $10 each. Money may be submitted to the office in an envelope labeled with the student’s name and homeroom teacher. • Sharonda Medina spoke to students about bullying prevention. • Pledge and creed leaders for January were Austin Berryhill, Amiah Barnett, RaShaad Carter, Kristin Cobbs, Amari Davis, Abraham Delgado, Megan Edwards, Daniel Fernandez, Breydon Beck, Mikey Harrell, Adria Burks, Haily Carraway, Briniya Burks, Janae Cosby, Amanda DeRousse, Tavi Edwards, Jeremy Beall, Shamira Banks, Michaela Franklin, Dyamonde Joyner, Z’Kariah Lewis, Cheyenne McCullough, Kingston Nicholas, Shamiya Nix, Kendall Parson, Michyla Redden, Terri’Aunce Edwards, Kennadi Holmes, Myra Jones, Sarah Koestler, Alex Martin, Deion’drick O’Neal, Kerri McGee, Camyah Ringo, Ariel Williams, Cam’Ron Williams, Carlos Rollins and Khalia Ross.

edith, Elishua Monroe, Aja Nelson, Tae’lor Nelson, Vikas Patel, Cheryl Rayfield, Brooke Rigsby, Daniel Roach, Merfat Saleh, Kori Screws, Ruddie Shears, Mercedes

Taylor, Kiana Thomas, Alexis Thompson, Billy Watson, Erika Wheeler, Adrianne White, Courtney Whitehead, Marcus Williams and Darbie Woods.

Warren Central High • Students caught doing something good were Kimberly Loving, Jessie Fielder, Lonnie Means and Willette Strong. • Staff Members of the Week were Tamika Billings and Chrissy Brewer.

Warren Central Intermediate • Yearbooks, $12, are on sale until March 11. • Art classes created Civil Rights Movement newspapers. • LaTezeon Humphrey’s class was named special area Star Class of the Week.

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Scouts to serve up pancakes Feb. 26 The annual pancake supper hosted by Boy Scouts Troop 7 will be Feb. 26. Plates will be served from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fisher Ferry Road. For ticket information, call the KC Hall at 601-636-8372

KC fish fry will aid Haven House shelter The Knights of Columbus annual fish fry is set for March 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fried or grilled catfish and the trimmings will be $8 at the KC Hall on Fisher Ferry Road. Proceeds will benefit Haven House Family Shelter. Also on the calendar: • Vicksburg Kiwanis 17th annual Chili Feast — 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Purks Y off East Clay Street; $6 platters with chili and cheese, salad, crackers, dessert and tea for dine in; lunch delivery for 10 or more; 601-218-1754. • 51st annual Lebanese Dinner — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at St. George Orthodox Church on Washington Street; $10 for cabbage rolls, kibbee, Lebanese green beans and tabooli; pastries for sale; 601-636-2483.

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Q u i c k Tr i p l e - g a r l i c Fettuccine An easy Valentine’s Day recipe from AP food editor J.M. Hirsch •

Quick Triple-garlic Fettuccine 8 ounces fettuccine pasta 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 1 tablespoon garlic powder 4 large cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon chili paste (hot sauce can be substituted) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced Bring a large saucepan of well-salted (about 1 tablespoon of kosher salt) water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta, return it to the saucepan and set aside. While the pasta cooks, in a small bowl, mix butter and garlic powder. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt half the garlic butter. When the butter is just sizzling, add half the minced fresh garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds, or until it just barely begins to brown. Remove from heat and set aside. Add the remaining garlic powder-butter blend, the sautéed garlic and any butter in the skillet, and the chili paste to the pasta and toss until the butter is melted. Add all but 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan and toss until melted and smooth. While tossing, add about 2 tablespoons of the reserved pasta cooking water and toss until smooth. Divide the pasta between 2 serving plates, then top each with diced tomatoes and the reserved Parmesan.

3 courses to sweep them off their feet By The Associated Press In many cultures, rosemary has a long history as an aphrodisiac, an herb with the power to keep fidelity and love strong. So why not tap that history to grow a little romance of your own on Valentine’s Day? This three-course meal isn’t speedy, but the effort will win you the admiration of your love. Start by making the Pots de Creme (the recipe makes an extra two servings in case you’re craving more chocolate later) to give them plenty of time to chill. Then get all your ingredients organized and prepped. Everything else will go together without too much trouble.

Cream of Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup Start to finish: 20 minutes Servings: 2 1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, chopped 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 12 ounces frozen cauliflower, thawed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper Rosemary olive oil or other herbed oil, to drizzle In a medium saucepan over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the shallot and rosemary and sauté until the shallot is tender, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the flour and stir to coat. Cook for another minute, then whisk in the milk and cream. Add the cauliflower, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is very soft and the mixture has thickened.

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Rosemary Seared Tenderloin with Honeyed Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Green Beans with Cream of Cauliflower and Rosemary Soup and Milk Chocolate Rosemary Pots de Creme Using an immersion blender or working in batches in a regular blender, purée the mixture until very smooth. Adjust the seasoning with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Finish with a drizzle of rosemary oil.

Rosemary Seared Tenderloin Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 2 For the sweet potato: 2 medium or 1 large sweet

potato 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons honey 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper For the tenderloin: 1 pound tenderloin or 2 beef

tenderloin steaks 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely minced 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon vegetable or See Rosemary, Page C2.

Vegetarians can feel the love, too By The Associated Press

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Spicy Moroccan soup, South African bobotie, lentil curry from Nepal, even Mexican burritos. When you’re looking to cook up some vegetarian romance, the world’s cuisines offer plenty of ways to stimulate the senses. “It’s a lovely way to do it, especially if you’ve been somewhere and you want to re-create a magical moment,” says Troth Wells, author of “One World Vegetarian Cookbook” (Interlink, 2011). Oysters and steak with bearnaise have long been

the standard for “romantic” meals, but Wells says the inherent sensuality of vegetables will tickle the senses without leaving you too full to frolic later. “There’s such an array of colors and shapes that you can put on your plate,” she says. For Valentine’s Day, try an orange vegetable bake, full of sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots and red peppers. And then there are the spices. Considered aphrodisiacs by many ancient cultures, spices such as nutmeg are said to increase amorous function. Chili releases endorphins, while cinna-

mon, cardamom and cloves have been considered erotic scents. Start the evening with Moroccan olives infused with nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon and chili, then move to a main dish of Nepalese lentils spiked with ginger and turmeric. For dessert, Colombian hot chocolate infused with fresh ginger and green chilies combines the sensuality of chocolate with the fire of spices. “There are a lot of things about these that stimulate not only the palate, but the See Veggie, Page C2.


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Make your baby do back flips with this upside-down cake By The Associated Press Sometimes on Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day the most romantic thing to do is something unexpected. Upside-down cakes are the baking worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s version of this kind of whimsy.

Cocoa-Mango Upside-down Cake 1 medium mango 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey or corn syrup 2 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup canola oil 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup apricot preserves, strained 2 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts or almonds Place a rack in lower third of oven. Heat to 350. Set a baking sheet on the bottom of the oven to catch any drips. With a paring knife or sharp vegetable peeler, remove the skin from the mango. Slice along the flat central pit to remove the flesh from each

side in one large piece. Slice each piece lengthwise into long, thin slices. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium, combine the brown sugar, honey or corn syrup, and the butter. Stir until the mixture is bubbling. Immediately pour it into an 8-inch round cake pan, spreading the mixture evenly over the bottom. Arrange the slices of mango in a spiral pattern over the sugar-butter mixture. Set a mesh strainer over a large bowl. Add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, ginger and salt, then sift them into the bowl. Add the buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla. Using an electric mixer, beat

the mixture on low just until combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes longer. Pour the batter over the mango. Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until a skewer inserted at the center comes clean. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to release it. Invert a serving plate over the cake. Turn both cake and plate over again, letting the cake fall out of the pan onto the plate. Replace any fruit that sticks. In a small saucepan, heat the preserves until bubbling. Brush over the top of the cake. Sprinkle the chopped nuts around the edge of the cake to garnish.

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Try something new: Create a trio of truffles for your main squeeze By The Associated Press

briefly between your hands to smooth, then roll each in the crushed cookies until coated. To store, refrigerate the truffles in an airtight container.

Anyone can buy chocolates for Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. But how about really putting your love on the line and making them? Turns out anyone can do that, too. Because making chocolates â&#x20AC;&#x201D; or at least this trio of fancy chocolate truffles â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is so simple you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to labor for your love. Or if you really want to turn on the magic, consider making these truffles with your loved one.

White Chocolate-Sour Cream Cookie Truffles Start to finish: 1 hour (plus chilling) Makes 24 truffles 12 ounces white chocolate bits 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies, for rolling In a medium bowl, melt the chocolate bits by microwaving

Honey Pistachio Truffles

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Truffles, from left, White Chocolate-Sour Cream Cookie, Honey-Pistachio and Strawberry-Mint on high for 20 seconds, stirring and repeating until smooth and melted. In a small microwave-safe bowl, stir together the sour cream and vanilla. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until just warm. Stir the sour cream mixture into the melted chocolate until smooth. Microwave

for an additional 30 seconds, if needed. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm, place the crushed cookies in a wide, shallow bowl. Use a teaspoon, melon-baller or small cookie scoop to scoop it into balls. Roll each ball

Start to finish: 1 hour (plus chilling) Makes 24 truffles 3/4 cup heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate bits 1/2 teaspoon pistachio or almond extract 1 cup crushed pistachios, for rolling In a medium microwavesafe dish, whisk together the cream and honey. Microwave on high until bubbling, about 1 1/2 minutes. Add the chocolate bits and wait 2 minutes. Stir gently until thoroughly combined and the chocolate has melted. If needed, microwave an additional 20 seconds to finish

melting the chocolate. Stir in the extract, then refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm, place the pistachios in a wide, shallow bowl. Use a teaspoon, melon-baller or small cookie scoop to scoop it into balls. Roll each ball briefly between your hands to smooth, then roll each in the pistachios until coated. To store, refrigerate the truffles in an airtight container.

Strawberry Mint Truffles Start to finish: 1 hour (plus chilling) Makes 30 truffles 16-ounce container fresh strawberries, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bits Cocoa powder, for rolling

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the strawberries and sugar. Heat until the strawberries are broken down and juicy, about 6 to 8 minutes. Pour into a blender, then add the mint leaves and butter. Blend until smooth. Place the chocolate in a medium heat-safe bowl. Strain the hot strawberry mixture over the chocolate through a fine mesh strainer; discard the solids. Stir gently to combine until all the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, at least 2 hours or overnight. Once the mixture is firm, place the cocoa powder in a wide, shallow bowl. Use a teaspoon, melon-baller or small cookie scoop to scoop it into balls. Roll each ball briefly between your hands to smooth, then roll each in the cocoa powder until coated. To store, refrigerate the truffles in an airtight container.

Rosemary Continued from Page C1. canola oil For the green beans: 8 ounces trimmed green beans 3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (such as Gorgonzola) Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds (optional) Heat the oven to 350. Prick the sweet potato all over with a fork. Microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, or until completely tender. Allow to cool slightly. Peel the sweet potato and mash it in a small bowl. Mix in the butter, honey, salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with foil and place in the oven to keep warm. If not already done, cut the tenderloin into 2 steaks. Rub the salt and rosemary all over the meat. In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high, heat the butter and oil until the butter is melted. Sear the steaks on each side until well-browned, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place the skillet in the oven and cook until the steaks reach a temperature of 125 at the center. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes. While the steaks rest, pre-

'" - -  * /  - 0 7 &  8 * 5 )  % * " . 0 / % + " $ , 4  pare the green beans. Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add the beans and cover. Boil until bright green and just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain the beans, then transfer to a bowl. Add the blue cheese, salt and pepper, then toss well. Place half the sweet potato, a steak and half the beans on each serving plate. Garnish the beans with the almonds.

Milk Chocolate Rosemary Pots de Creme Start to finish: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus chilling (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup milk 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoon orange zest 3 egg yolks 2 tablespoons sugar 3 ounces milk chocolate bits Whipped cream, to serve In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cream, milk, rosemary and orange zest. Bring to a simmer, then turn off the heat and cover. Allow the mixture to steep for 30 minutes.

Toward the end of steeping, heat the oven to 325. Set 4 small ramekins (about 4 ounces each) inside a 9-by-9inch baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar. Turn on the heat under the cream mixture to medium. When the liquid is just steaming, remove it from the heat. While continuously whisking the egg mixture, dribble the warm cream mixture very slowly and just a little at a time into the egg yolks. Add the milk chocolate and whisk until melted. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain the mixture into a liquid measuring cup with a pouring spout. Discard any solids. Carefully pour the liquid into the ramekins. Pour hot water into the outer pan to come half way up the sides of the ramekins, making sure not to get any water in the ramekins. Place the pan in the oven and cover loosely with foil. Bake until set and the centers just barely jiggle, about 55 to 65 minutes. Remove the ramekins from the water and chill until completely cold, at least 2 hours. Serve topped with a dollop of whipped cream.




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Mushroom Stroganoff This stroganoff is great served over brown or red rice, as well as mashed potatoes or noodles. Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pound button or mixed mushrooms, sliced or


quartered 1 teaspoon paprika Pinch of nutmeg 1/2 cup white wine 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 6 tablespoons creme fraiche Salt and ground black pepper, to taste In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and sautĂŠ for 4 minutes. Add the garlic and

sautĂŠ for another 30 seconds. Increase the heat to high and add the mushrooms, paprika and nutmeg. SautĂŠ for 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are soft and brown. Add the white wine and balsamic vinegar, then stir well. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, then the creme fraiche. Season with salt and pepper. Serve over rice, mashed potatoes or noodles.



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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “A Life Less Ordinary” — An enraged Scottish janitor, Ewan McGregor, shoots his wealthy employer in the leg and kidnaps his daughter, Cameron Diaz, at gunpoint./9 on FMC n SPORTS College basketball— It’s rivalry night on the hardwood. Head on down Tobacco Road for the annual Duke-North Carolina slugfest on ESPN, or flip the channel to the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma on ESPN2./8 on ESPN and ESPN2 n PRIMETIME Ewan McGregor “Chase” — A corrupt cop preys on single mothers in hope of getting close to their young daughters; an internal investigation could indict Marco and Jimmy./8 on NBC

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Carole King, singer-songwriter, 69; Joe Pesci, actor, 68; Barbara Lewis, singer, 68; Mia Farrow, actress, 66; Judith Light, actress, 62; Steve Wilson, jazz musician, 50; Travis Tritt, country singer, 48; Danni Leigh, country singer, 41; Charlie Day, actorproducer, 35; David Gallagher, actor, 26. n DEATHS Maria Altmann — A Los Angeles resident who sued the Austrian government to recover Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis has died at age 94. Altmann’s attorney and friend, E. Randol Schoenberg, says she died Monday at her home after a long illness. Altmann, who fled Vienna as a young newlywed, was a grandmother when she began a seven-year legal battle to recover paintings that the Nazis looted from her Jewish family. Among them was a famous gold-encrusted portrait of her aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer that was in the Austrian National Gallery. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that Altmann could sue over the five paintings, valued at $150 million. They were returned to Altmann and four other heirs in 2006. They later sold for $328 million.


Elvis firm suing over copyright, sales Elvis Presley Enterprises said it’s suing men in Florida and England on claims of copyright infringement and illegal sale of a DVD and CD box set of recordings and footage of the singer’s performances. The Memphis-based company said it filed a copyright infringement lawsuit in the Chancery Division of the High Court in England and Wales Elvis against Joseph Pirzada, alleging he is the source Presley of the box set. The set includes footage from a 1977 television special called “Elvis in Concert” and raw footage of Elvis in Omaha, Neb., and Rapid City, S.D., said the company, which owns copyrights on those materials. Also being sued is Bud Glass, who has previously published an Elvis book and DVD series, on claims he illegally sold and distributed the Pirzada box set in the United States. An e-mail sent to Bud Glass Productions on Tuesday afternoon was not immediately returned. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Florida.

Necklace could land Lohan back in jail Lindsay Lohan is due in court to face a new judge and a new criminal charge that could return the troubled starlet to jail rather than the big screen. The “Mean Girls” star was due to be arraigned today on a felony grand theft charge that prosecutors say they will file over a $2,500 necklace reported stolen by an upscale jewelry store. The charge is the latest — and most serious Lindsay Lohan — legal problem for the actress, who remains on probation for a 2007 drunken driving case. Police and prosecutors allege Lohan, 24, took the necklace from a store in the beachside community of Venice on Jan. 22, weeks after she was released from a rehab facility where she was also accused of misconduct. Lohan’s attorney has denied the actress stole the necklace.

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J.Paul Getty III, 1956-2011

Troubled oil wealth heir dies in London at age 54 LONDON (AP) — Great wealth became J. Paul Getty III’s great curse. At age 16, he was held for ransom for five months by captors who cut off his ear when his oil-rich grandfather balked at paying. After his 1973 release, he became addicted to drugs and alcohol, diving deeper into a hippie counterculture that seemed the opposite of his family’s capitalistic roots. He was only in his 20s when he suffered a devastating stroke that left him severely impaired and in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. He died Saturday at age 54. Getty “never let his handicap keep him from living life to the fullest and he was an inspiration to all of us, showing us how to stand up to all adversity,” his son, the actor Balthazar Getty, said in a statement. The elder Getty died surrounded by his family at his country estate in Buckinghamshire northwest of London. The cause of death was not disclosed, but Getty had been gravely ill for some time. Born in 1956 to oil wealth counted in the billions of dollars, Getty’s life was upended when he was kidnapped in Rome in 1973. He was a tempting target — his grandfather was often said to be one of the world’s first billionaires. He cut a dashing figure, with tight jeans, open shirts and long, flowing hair — resembling, at times, a young Mick Jagger. At the time of his abduction, Getty was known as the “golden hippie.” He hung out with young leftists and counterculture types in Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori and Piazza Farnese in Rome. At first, some thought the kidnapping was staged to

Colleges new stage for stars LOS ANGELES (AP) — They may fall off the pop charts, but these days old rock stars need not worry about fading away, not when there’s a college classroom nearby. Rock’s gangster of love himself, Steve Miller, created some buzz when he became an artist-in-residence at the prestigious University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. But it turns out the guy who famously proclaimed, “I’m a joker, I’m a smoker, I’m a midnight toker” wasn’t nearly the first guitar-slinger to move from the stage to the classroom. Mark Volman, who cofounded the Turtles and later played with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, runs the entertainment studies department at Nashville’s Belmont University these days when he isn’t out on the road singing “Happy Together.” Lamont Dozier, one third of the legendary songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland, which created hits for everyone from Phil Collins to the Supremes, lectures at USC. “It brings the subject matter to life for the students in a way that a professor, no matter how well intentioned, just can’t do,” Chris Sampson, dean of USC’s music school, says of turning the classroom over to people like Miller. Rob Leonard, whose version of “Teen Angel” with Sha Na Na at Woodstock can still be found on YouTube, runs the forensic linguistics department at New York’s Hofstra University. He reunited with the group last year for a concert at Hofstra marking the university’s 75th year. “I like to say I’m one of the very few people in the world who has worked with the FBI and the Grateful Dead,” quips Leonard, who has trained FBI agents in how to analyze language in solving crimes.

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‘Wild Things’ author’s 1961 mural finds new home in museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Long before award-winning illustrator and writer Maurice Sendak’s world of wild things charmed millions of young readers and changed the notion of what children’s literature could look like, some of his nowMaurice classic characSendak ters frolicked on a wall overlooking New York’s Central Park for an audience of two. A mural Sendak painted in 1961 was removed — wall and all — after his friends, who were the apartment’s longtime residents, had passed away. Now, it is being restored in a Philadelphia museum devoted

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captures a part of the past for a moment, and friends who were very dear to me.” Sendak painted the work on a bedroom wall of Lionel and Roslyn Chertoff’s Upper West

Side apartment, two years before he gained international acclaim for “Where the Wild Things Are” in 1963. Though that book’s “wild rumpus”loving monsters don’t make an appearance, the mural features Sendak’s beloved pet terrier and star of several books, Jennie, leading a parade of festively dressed children, a bear and a lion that the artist would revisit in books throughout his career. It is believed to be the only surviving mural by Sendak, who created the 4-by-13-foot artwork as a gift to Nina and Larry Chertoff, then ages 4 and 6, on the wall of their 13thfloor bedroom. “Those two kids were in that room when I was working on it, running in and out of the room, bumping around,

laughing, screaming,” Sendak recalled with a chuckle. “I had fun painting it; it was a great experience.” Fifty years later, the Chertoff siblings — whose names appear on the mural on a parasol held by a lion’s tail — vividly recall it as a magical part of their childhood. “The beds were below the mural and at night, as a kid you’d be going to sleep and you would fantasize that the array of kids and characters were all going to the park, they were going to go and have a great time,” Larry Chertoff recalled. “It was almost like having imaginary friends who had been substantiated somehow, because they were there on the wall for us to see.” Sendak and his late partner, Eugene Glynn, were frequent

guests at the Chertoffs’ apartment. Glynn and Lionel Chertoff, both psychiatrists, became acquainted professionally in the 1950s and the couples quickly became friends. After the deaths of their parents and the pending rental of the apartment where they grew up, the Chertoff children decided to donate the mural to the Rosenbach Museum & Library, located within two elegant 1860s townhouses in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. In 1967, Sendak himself chose the Rosenbach — once the home of rare book dealers Philip and A.S.W. Rosenbach — as the repository for 10,000 works of his art, books, manuscripts and ephemera that can be seen in rotating exhibitions and events year-round.

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Dr. Wallace: One of my favorite hangouts is the mall. It’s cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It has good eating places and neat shops. It’s a safe place I can meet friends. About a month ago, some teens from a neighboring town started a big fight in the mall. Now, the mall has made a rule that teens under 18 can’t be in the mall from 7 p.m. until closing time, unless accompanied by an adult. Why should everyone suffer just because a few teens became rowdy? — Tanya, Kingman, Ariz. Tanya: I sympathize with you. Malls are great teen gathering places. You are indeed being held responsible, and made to suffer, for the actions of a few punks. This is one of those extremely tricky situations where those in charge have to weigh the rights of various groups of people and do what is best for the greatest number in the long run. Fights and disturbances make shopping an unpleasant experience, and if they occur frequently, they will cause people to stay away. This would be a disaster. Requiring that minors be kept under adult supervision in the evening may be the least restrictive solution to this thorny problem. Dr. Wallace: Are you in favor or against high schools having a dress code? I’m doing a report for my American Living class. I’m contacting seven high school principals in our area, plus you, for professional responses. I understand that you are a former high school principal. Did you have a dress code for students? — Rachel, Salt Lake City. Rachel: Most high school students do not favor dress codes because it inhibits selfexpression. But I’m very much in favor of a reasonable one — for students and teachers. When you place up to 2,000 young adults on a 40-acre campus, strange things can happen. No dress code in and of itself will insure tranquility, but it can help. Clothes that feature gang symbols, are immodest or create a safety hazard should not be allowed. When I was an administrator in the Garden Grove School District in California, the district had a reasonable code. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.


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James Cardell Archer II celebrates his second birthday today, February 9. James is the son of Rev. & Mrs. James (Lorann) Cardell Archer of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Rev. & Mrs. Lloyd A Jones Jr. of Napoleonville, LA. Paternal grandparents are L.J. & Alberta Lyons of Vicksburg.

5 Oz. Can Armour

Vienna Sausage

10.75 Oz. Can Chicken Noodle Or Tomato

Campbell’s Soup

12 Oz. Pkg.-PP $2.29

Crystal Farms Cheese Slices 80 Oz. Jar Vlasic

Whole Dill Pickles

18 Oz. Bottle Asst. Var.

Open Pit BBQ Sauce

14.5 Oz. Can

Double Luck Green Beans

17-23 Oz. Boxes-Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Fruit Loops & Frosted Flakes

12 Count Bag-Frozen

Kellogg’s Cereal

Mary B’s Biscuits

20 Oz. Can Asst. Var.

5 Lb. Bag Asst. Var.

12 Oz. Can

Armour Treet Lunch Meat

32 oz. Jar Smuckers

6 Count Bag Nibblers

Grape Jelly Or Jam Green Giant Sunny Or Apple Jelly Corn On The Cob 48 Oz. Jug


8 Roll Bundle Pack

Bounty Basic Paper Towels

Del Monte Shawnee Flour Pineapple Or Corn Meal

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Grown children think dad’s not fit to parent Dear Abby: My 70-year-old father has asked his 40-yearold girlfriend to marry him. This will be his fourth marriage. They have been dating for a year, and she says she wants to have two or three children with him. My sisters and I are not happy at all. Our father was a horrible father when we were growing up. To say he doesn’t like children is putting it mildly. Also, we feel he would be incredibly selfish and irresponsible to consider bringing a baby into this world at his age when he may not be around long enough to take care of the child. Do we have a right to be upset? How do we handle this? — Disgusted Daughters in Texas Dear Daughters: Do you have a right to be upset? You absolutely have a right to your feelings and opinions. However, as an adult, your father is entitled to do as he wishes,



regardless of how you feel. “Handle” this as gracefully as possible without shooting your mouths off unless you want to create a permanent rift. Dear Abby: I have been married to my wife almost 40 years. I love her dearly and she says she loves me, but when I want to hold her, she tenses up like I’m a rapist. When I kiss her longer than a nano-second, she makes noises that sound as though I have a pillow over her face. We haven’t slept in the same bed in so long I can’t remember what it’s like. When I try to talk to her about it, she ignores me. How can I get her to realize how much I hurt?

— Lonely and Hurt in Middle Granville, N.Y. Dear Lonely and Hurt: Your wife’s hormones may have changed and sex may be painful for her or no longer appealing. She may be afraid that if she lets you hold her, or kiss her longer than a nanosecond, it would imply she is receptive. You need to explain to her how deeply her lack of communication on this subject has hurt you. She should have discussed this with her doctor when the problem started. But if she refuses, then you should both talk to a marriage counselor. If she won’t go, go alone. Dear Abby: A couple of years ago we loaned our nephew “Seth” $400 because he was in a tight spot. The amount was something we could afford to lose, but knowing the pitfalls of lending to a relative, we formalized the loan with a written agreement for repayment. We never saw

the money again. We have just received a wedding invitation from Seth. We’re not particularly close to him, and because we live across the country we don’t plan to attend the wedding. In lieu of a wedding gift, would it be inappropriate to send a note forgiving some or all of the debt he owes us? Or should we consider the debt and his wedding separately and send him something more traditional? — Uncle Mike in Utah Dear Uncle Mike: Because you are not particularly close to this nephew, are not planning to attend the wedding and it’s unlikely that Seth will repay the loan, send him a congratulatory card.

• 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.

New antioxidant coin-toss treatment for arthritis Dear Dr. Gott: Have you ever heard of the supplement Protandim? I’ve been told that it could help my rheumatoid-arthritis pain. What can you tell me about it, and why hasn’t my doctor mentioned it? Dear Reader: I have no affiliation with this product. Protandim’s ingredients include milk thistle, Bacopa extract, Ashwagandha, greentea extract and turmeric extract. This dietary supplement is an antioxidant that has received a fair amount of publicity as a new breakthrough in boosting the immune system. Milk thistle has been used for 2,000 years as an herbal remedy for many ailments, including liver and gallbladder disease, and as an antidote for mushroom poisoning. It contains antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. Bacopa extract is used to



restore and nourish the central nervous system. It contains antioxidants thought to protect brain cells and is used to enhance memory. Ashwagandha is commonly taken to relieve stress, treat inflammation and fever, and to protect against illness and infection. It is marketed as an immune-system booster, to improve memory and promote overall wellness. Green-tea extract is derived from green-tea leaves. It contains antioxidant properties that can be generally divided into four aspects — antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-radiation and anti-

carcinogen. Turmeric extract is yet another antioxidant/inflammatory/bacterial remedy touted to support healthy skin, reduce cholesterol levels and joint pain, and possibly help in preventing some cancers. Aging begins within every cell of the body and is both progressive and inevitable. As a person ages, the body produces fewer antioxidants to fight aging and disorders such as arthritis. The manufacturers of Protandim state that scientists agree that aging and many “deadly” diseases are the result of deterioration of cells that grow into rogue molecules known as free radicals. The damage that occurs is known as oxidative stress. The product is touted to reduce this stress by 40 percent. The product is contraindicated for people undergoing chemotherapy or organ transplant. Potential users should


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: In the year ahead, keep your financial affairs in good order. Try to run a tight ship, so that your funds will not be wasted. The results will be rewarding. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Keep a cool head if you are being pressured to have closure on a project you started. If you move too impulsively, a mishap could set you back. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t let the thoughtless behavior of a friend anger you. If you realize that everybody has bad moments at times, you might be able to get past this misstep and forgive. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Just because somebody asks doesn’t mean you have to comply with this person’s wishes. Don’t let anybody pressure you into loaning out something you hold dear. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Making demands on someone else’s time or property could put you in a bad light

with those who have to work with you. You might get what you want now, but at what price? Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Before losing your temper with someone, make sure it isn’t your own behavior that is out of line. It will only make you look worse if you blow over selfishly wanting your own way. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t feel compelled to respond to questions that are too personal. Just because a friend is curious is not a good enough reason to comply. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Strive to keep your wits about you in all of your one-on-one dealings with others, especially if you have to deal with someone who is unduly hostile or argumentative. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The least thing you should expect is automatic compliance if you are too bossy or dictatorial with any of your coworkers. If you want a favor,

ask nicely. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be careful not to get drawn into the thoughtless actions of a friend. This person could draw you into a situation where you’ll be held equally accountable for his/her reckless behavior. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Stick-to-itiveness is essential if you hope to be successful in what you attempt to do. If you’re not prepared to follow things through to the finish, don’t start the project. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be particularly attentive to any task you take on, especially those you consider to be routine. If your mind is not on what you’re doing, you could easily have a mishap. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Unless you closely monitor your financial affairs or the handling of a prized possession, a mishap could occur when you’re not looking. Protect what is yours.

Beat the heat!


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consult their physician before beginning the supplement, especially pregnant or nursing women and anyone on prescription medications. The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated any of these statements; nor is Protandim intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I recommend you speak with your physician regarding an exercise program, apply heat or cold to your painful muscles, join a yoga program, or practice tai chi for pain control. Then consider NSAIDs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medications, stronger prescription NSAIDs, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and others.

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

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Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, State of Mississippi in Book 1533 at Page 313; and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was transferred and assigned to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee and dated February 28, 2006 and recorded in Book 1412, Page 585, and WHEREAS, said deed of trust was transferred and assigned to QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC, by instrument dated November 16, 2009 and recorded in Book 1504, Page 462 and WHEREAS, QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC has heretofore substituted Kent D. McPhail as Trustee by instrument dated August 19, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1516 at Page 407; 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, QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC, 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, Kent D. McPhail, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 11, 2011 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 Front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot Two (2) of Broadmoor Subdivision, being a resurvey of Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4) of Broadmoor Subdivision, a plat of which is of record in Book 352 at Page 82 of the land records in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. Kent D. McPhail SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Dumas & McPhail 126 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 438-2333 Publish: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 (4t)

01. Legals

01. Legals SEALED BIDS for furnishing Concrete will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 2/5, 2/9(2t) LEGAL AD INVITATION FOR BIDS FOREST PRODUCTS FOR SALE NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Vicksburg Warren Schools up to and no later than 10:00 a.m., February 17, 2011 for the right to cut and remove all timber, standing or down, designated for that purpose on Section 16, Township 14 North, Range 1 East Section 16, Township 14 North, Range 3 East Section 16, Township 15 North, Range 4 East Section 16, Township 15 North, Range 3 East Section 16, Township 17 North, Range 5 East Warren County, Mississippi. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the material for sale, conditions of sale and submission of bids should be obtained from Tommy Walker, Mississippi Forestry Commission Office, Vicksburg, Mississippi, phone number 601-927-9383. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. Publish: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9(3t) ADVERTISEMENT Notice is hereby given that sealed bids on the following will be received until 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS 39096: Bid File #5397 Laboratory Renovation Alcorn State University Labs 223 & 226 - Center For Ecology and Natural Resources Laboratory - Casework, Epoxy Resin Counter Tops, Fume Hoods, Fixtures, Vacuum Pump, Compressed Air Pump, Manifolds and All Final Connections. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Mertha V. George (601) 8776154. Alcorn State University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. Publish: 2/2, 2/9(2t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF SADIE MAE JONES, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2011-008PR EMMA LEE PARKER, ADMINISTRATRIX NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, having been appointed Administratrix of the Estate of Sadie Mae Jones, Deceased, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 2nd day of February 2011 on this day gives notice to all persons having a claim against the said Estate to have the same probated and registered by the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, within ninety (90) days after the date of the first publication of this notice, and a failure to probate and register a claim within ninety (90) days from said first date of publication will bar the claim forever. WITNESS my signature on this the 2nd day of February 2011. /s/ Emma Lee Parker EMMA LEE PARKER ADMINISTRATRIX Publish: 2/9, 2/16, 2/23(3t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Concrete will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg,

, , y , 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 2/5, 2/9(2t)

01. Legals

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH FRANKLIN ROBISON CIVIL ACTION # 2010-131pr EXECUTRIX'S NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Joseph Franklin Robison, deceased, were granted to Shirley Mae Robison, Executrix of the Estate of Joseph Franklin Robison, deceased, by Order of the Chancery Court of Warren County Mississippi, on the 3rd day of December, 2010, and all persons having claims against said Estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice; otherwise, said claims will be forever barred. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 3rd day of December, 2010. Shirley Mae Robison, Executrix Of the Estate of Joseph Franklin Robison, Deceased /s/ Shirley Mae Robison SHIRLEY MAE ROBISON Patrick Rand, Esq. 300 Maxey Drive Brandon, Ms. 39042 Telephone: 601-331-2197 Fax: 601-824-9864 Ms. Bar # 9884 Publish: 1/26, 2/2, 2/9(3t)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

05. Notices

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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

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06. Lost & Found 9 YEAR OLD female Yorkie. Rollingwood/ Tucker Road/ Fairways area. Please call 601-634-8293 if found.

EXPERIENCED BODY REPAIRMAN needed. 5 day work week, Insurance and vacation provided. Contact Bob Anderton at 601-638-1252.

WE'RE GROWING! QUICKLY! TEAM DRIVERS- $Quarterly Bonus$, pet friendly, good benefits package/ home time/ equipment. Touch Free! CDL-A, good MVR/ background, minimum 25 years, 2 years OTR. Randall, 1-800-789-8451. www. (Memphis).

LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST needed for local salon. Must have established clientele. Great central location. 601-415-8205 or 601-831-2812.


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12. Schools & Instruction ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 888-210-5162.

14. Pets & Livestock



Billy Barnes Enterprises, Inc is Hiring Experienced Flatbed Drivers Home most weekends Guarantee pay Requirements Include: â&#x20AC;˘23 years old â&#x20AC;˘Class A CDL â&#x20AC;˘1 Yr tractor/ trailer exp. â&#x20AC;˘Clean MVR For more information call Mary @ 1-800-844-6458 OPT 1 or Complete Questionnaire @

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Spay or Neuter Your Pet LITTLE FIX RIG -SAT. BY APPT. ONLY Feb. 12, 19, 26 and Mar. 5 CATS: $25 Male / $35 Female DOGS: $55 Male (under 40 lbs) $65 Female (under 40 lbs) Rabies Vaccination $8 Please adopt today! READ THE CLASSIFIEDS daily!

07. Help Wanted

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07. Help Wanted

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14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

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

I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038.


CKC REGISTERED FEMALE Toy Poodle, $250. 601415-8147 or 601-415-8187.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

PEEK-A-POO PUPPIES. 7 weeks old, Champion breed, very small house dogs, 10 pounds maximum weight. Have shots and wormed. $400 each. 601-738-2496. REGISTERED CHIHUAHUAS. KENNEL Closure. Adults $150, Puppies $200. 601-529-5029.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2004 15.5' WELDCRAFT all aluminum semi v hull bass boat. Live well, front/ rear deck, pedestal seats, foot control trolling motor, depth finder, 40 Horse Power Yamaha outboard, life jacket, all accessories included. Very low hours. $5,000 firm. 601-6316838, 601-831-0073. 22 INCH RIMS and tires. Universal. $1000 or best offer. 601-630-5153 or 601813-3696.

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07. Help Wanted

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

07. Help Wanted

NEEDED!!! ACCOUNTS MANAGER Must be computer literate Medicaid/Medicare billing experience required. Must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820485 Vicksburg, MS 39182

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FEMALE YORKIE MIX. Missing from Rollingwood Drive/ Fairways/ Tucker Road area. Please call 601634-8293.

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 27, 2005, Albert Williams and Carla Williams, executed a certain deed of trust to â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Arnold M. Weiss, Trustee for Truck Driver Training the benefit of MERS, Inc. as nominee for Homecomings With a Difference â&#x20AC;&#x153;Credit problems? Financial Network, Inc., Job Placement Asst. No problem!â&#x20AC;? which deed of trust is of Day, Night & Refresher No way. The Federal record in the office of the Classes Trade Commission says Chancery Clerk of WARREN Get on the Road NOW! no company can legally County, State of Mississippi Call 1-888-430-4223 remove accurate and timely in Book 1533 at Page 313; MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 information from your credit and WHEREAS, said deed report. Learn about managof trust was transferred and BE YOUR OWN boss! ing credit and debt at assigned to U.S. Bank Process medical claims National Association as from home on your computA message from Trustee and dated February er. Call The Federal Trade The Vicksburg Post 28, 2006 and recorded in Commission to find out how and the FTC. Book 1412, Page 585, and to spot medical billing WHEREAS, said deed of scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A trust was transferred and message from The Vicksassigned to QUADRANT burg Post and The FTC. RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC, by instrument dated November 16, 2009 and recorded in Book 1504, Page 462 and WHEREAS, QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC has heretofore substituted Kent Goodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s has employment opportunities in the Vicksburg area! D. McPhail as Trustee by instrument dated August 19, With more than 70 years of retail success, we offer brand-name 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery apparel Clerk's and high-quality professional opportunities. Office in Book 1516 at Page Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeking energetic retail professional with excellent 407; and WHEREAS, default having beenorganizational made in the skills to maximize sales performance and customer terms and conditions of said satisfaction deed of trust and the entire through effective merchandise presentation and debt secured thereby having outstanding customer service. been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, QUADRANT RESIDENTIAL CAPITAL III, LLC, salary and benefits package including 401K and a 20% storewide We offer a comprehensive the legal holder of said discount. indebtedness, having We will be accepting resumes at our Mandeville Stage location. requested the undersigned Stage Substituted Trustee to Attn: Sonia Hassler execute the trust and sell said land and property in 1882 N Causeway Blvd. accordance with the terms of Mandeville, LA 70471 said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums Or due thereunder, together Email Sonia Hassler at with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kent D. McPhail, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 11, 2011 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 Front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at Vicksburg, MS, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot Two (2) of Broadmoor Subdivision, being a resurvey of Lots One (1), Two (2), Three (3) and Four (4) of Broadmoor Subdivision, a plat of which is of record in Book 352 at Page 82 of the land records in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. Kent D. McPhail SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Dumas & McPhail 126 Government Street Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 438-2333 Publish: 1/19, 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 (4t)

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MDS is seeking Qualified Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? CDL Drivers in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 3 years â&#x20AC;˘ At least 23 years of age â&#x20AC;˘ Must have good driving/ work history â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive Wages â&#x20AC;˘ Good Medical Benefits Package â&#x20AC;˘ 401K

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Vicksburg Video has an opening for Maintenance Technician. 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, & phone service for applicants living in our service area. 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.

Adams County Correctional Center is looking to fill the following positions! We offer competitive wages, career advancement and a comprehensive benefit package.

Adams County Correctional Center 20 Hobo Fork Rd. Natchez, Mississippi 39121

Assistant Shift Supervisor Correctional Officer Shift Supervisor Vocational Instructor - Masonry Case Manager

Correctional Counselor Psychologist Administrative Clerk P/T Library Aide

Qualifications: High school diploma, GEE certification or equivalent. Must complete pre-service training, must be able to successfully complete a full background check. A valid driver's license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age. To apply for this position please complete an Online Application at, or apply at your local Mississippi Unemployment Office. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.


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Nestled back in the woods, very 207 Center Point private, your own get-away from the world!!! Over 2300 sq ft, 3 BR, 2 full BA. Tray ceilings, awesome laundry room, ceiling fans through out and custom built cabinets in the kitchen. A pond is on this land and stocked with fish!!! Must see! $199,900.


Great house on Halls Ferry Road. 3 BR/1 BA. Recent remodel - wood floors, ceramic tile. Awesome home! $125,000.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

CHURCH FURNITURE: Does your church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery, steeple. Windows? Big Sale on new, cushioned pews and pew chairs. 1-800-2318360.

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

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales CKC REGISTERED FEMALE Australian Shepherd. 8 months olds, $300. 601661-5289, 601-630-5029.

D&D Tree Cutting

FEBRUARY SALE! 50% off clothing! 2727 Fisher Ferry Road, Saturday's only, 10am-5pm.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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24. Business Services DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. Framing, additions, decks, plumbing, porches & painting. All types remodeling & repairs. Metal roofs & buildings. Mobile home repairs. No job too small. Dewayne Kennedy 601-529-7565

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30. Houses For Rent


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

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

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COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

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LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2008 REPOSSESSION. 32X80 home, sold new for $126,000, fully loaded, $70,000 or best offer. Call 601-572-5300. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

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New Homes

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

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

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

1803 Clay Street Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

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

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

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


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

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent


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$700 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

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This 3 bedroom, 2 bath wonderful home located in a great city neighborhood has been perfectly maintained. It has a formal living/ dining room, separate family room, kitchen with breakfast area overlooking family room. Wonderful hardwood floors, study /sun room & much more. This home sits on a beautiful large corner lot, with patio & fenced back yard.

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Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

This wonderful Victorian home is situated on a large corner lot on historic Drummond Street. The home has 2 master suites, fireplaces, beautiful hardwood floors & fabulous molding. Just beautifully updated 2 baths. Wonderful kitchen. This is an income producing property with 2 corporate apartments in back. Beautiful landscaped back yard with above ground pool.


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SPORTS We dn e sday, F e bruar y 9, 2011 • SEC TI O N D

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Payton moves family to Dallas By Brett Martel The Associated Press

’Cats claw Vols John Calipari and Kentucky spoil the return of Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl to the sidelines. Story/D3

NEW ORLEANS — Sean Payton is moving his family to Dallas and the Saints have no problem with it — however, many New Orleans fans do. Payton confirmed Tuesday that he is buying a house in Dallas and is moving his wife and two children to Texas while he remains the Saints’ head coach. “When my wife and I relocated our family from Dallas, we had always dreamed of someday settling there,” Payton said is a statement released by the team. “We feel that now is the best time to do this. It’s a decision that I’m sure many families have

to confront, and I don’t know if there is any one right or wrong decision — just the best one you can make for your own family.” The decision is not sitting well with numerous Saints fans who’ve expressed consternation and confusion over the matter on call-in shows and internet chat sites. Saints owner Tom Benson and Mickey Loomis both issed statements of support and sounded confident that Payton was committed to sticking with the club that first made him a head coach in January of 2006. “Sean is our head coach,” Benson said. “Like we do with everyone in our organization, we support them

when they need to make tough personal decisions. Sean is making a decision in the best interest of his family and he needs our support and he will get it. What I do know is that Sean is completely focused on bringing our team back to a championship.” Loomis pointed out that it is not uncommon for coaches to coach in one city while their permanent home is in another. Former Colts coach Tony Dungy did so with the Colts while his family lived in Florida. In the NBA, current New Jersey Nets coach Avery Johnson maintains his permanent home in Texas. See Payton, Page D3.

The associated press

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, right, watches a basketball game between the Portland Trail Blazers and New Orleans Hornets with his daughter Meghan in New Orleans last season.

prep basketball

Hornets hurting

Gators roll, Lady Vikes triumph WC girls send Vicksburg packing

The injury-plagued Hornets are looking for answers after losing five out of their last six. Story/D4

By Jeff Byrd


PREP BASKETBALL (B) PCA vs. Sylva Bay at University Christian Thursday, 7:45 p.m. (G) WC vs. Clinton at Vicksburg High Friday, 6 p.m. (B) Vicksburg hosts Greenville-Weston Friday, 7:30 p.m.

On TV 8 p.m. WJTV - Star guard Chris Warren and Ole Miss host SEC West foe LSU at the Tad Pad tonight.

Who’s hot MYCHAL AMMONS Vicksburg forward scored a game-high 18 points in a 71-39 thrashing of Warren Central on Tuesday.

Sidelines Southern Miss hires new defensive boss

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Miss has hired Illinois linebackers coach Dan Disch as its defensive coordinator. Disch, who has spent the past six seasons at Illinois coaching the defense in various capacities, replaces Todd Bradford, who left to become the linebackers coach at Maryland last month. Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora and Disch worked together when the two were assistants at Florida in 2004. Disch spent 22 years as a high school coach in Florida before joining the Gators’ staff.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-5-0 La. Pick 4: 2-4-9-0 Weekly results: D2

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High forward Mychal Ammons blocks a shot from Warren Central’s Rashawn Smith during Tuesday’s game at Vicksburg. Vicksburg won 71-39.

Warren Central had a plan to frustrate reigning Vicksburg Post Player of the Year Donyeah Mayfield. It worked. Mayfield got hit with three fouls in the first six minutes and had to sit out the rest of the half. The Missy Gators could not recover and their once-promising season crashed and burned with a 42-34 loss to their archrivals, the Lady Vikes, in the Division 4-6A Tournament Tuesday. With the win, Warren Central (9-15) advances to Friday night’s final against Clinton (16-10). The two teams split in the regular season with each winning on its home court. Vicksburg’s season ends at 10-13. WC coach Jackie Martin wanted to run a lot of big bodies at the 5-foot-9 Mayfield, who came into the tournament averaging 16.2 points and 12.4 rebounds a game. “We wanted to run two on Donyeah and maybe get her frustrated,” Martin said. “When she went to the bench, their shooting went with her and that led to their demise.” For Vicksburg coach Bar-

bara Hartzog, her team’s collapse was not a surprise. The Missy Gators lost six of their last seven games and it was their third straight subpar performance on their floor. “We had everything going for us,” Hartzog said. “We had home court for the tournament. I just think we had this cancer and it killed us. Now, we’re dead and buried.” Warren Central’s season will go on for at least two more games. The Lady Vikes secured a spot in next Monday’s Class 6A North State satellite round. “I told my team it’s how you finish,” Martin said. “I thought we had the personnel to do it. The players listened to the coaches and we had a great compliment out there because of our six seniors.” Two of the WC seniors, guard Sh’qulla Neal and forward Michelle Jones, came up huge. “I think we played with a lot of confidence and wanted to win,” said Neal, who had a game-high 13 points, along with five assists and two rebounds. “We played defense.” See Girls, Page D4.

Dominant VHS defense stifles rival Vikings By Steve Wilson When a constrictor snake ensnares its prey in its coils, the more the prey struggles, the tighter the death grip becomes. Vicksburg’s defense applied the clamps tighter and tighter on Warren Central in the Division 4-6A tournament, as the Gators outscored the Vikings 30-7 in the third quarter to earn a 71-39 victory. The win puts Vicksburg in the division tournament championship game against Greenville-Weston on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The victory qualifies them also for the next week’s Class 6A North State satellite round. The Gators (22-3) took away the Vikings’ primary scoring combination, Kourey Davis and Jeremy Harper, by limiting their forays into the lane and making them strictly jump shooters. The pair, which averaged nearly 30

points combined in the regular season, was held to just 18 points, 16 of which were scored by Harper. In the first quarter, the Gators held the Vikings to one bucket. “I would say that was our best so far, but we’ve always got room for improvement,” Vicksburg forward Josh Gaskin said. “Coach (Dellie C. Robinson) told us that if we shut those two down, we’d shut the whole team down. Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” After a foul-plagued first half slowed down the Gators, their opportunistic defense went into feeding frenzy mode, as passing lanes became minefields and the lane became treacherous with Ammons clogging it. On the opening possession, Warren Central forward Gerald Glass tried to chase down an overthrow into the backcourt, but Gaskin beat him for the ball and turned

the steal into a rim-roaring dunk that ignited the previously quiet crowd. Dominique Brown blurred after a loose ball, corralled it and converted one out of two free throws after being fouled on a layup attempt. Gaskin found a cutting Mychal Ammons for a beautiful alley-oop slam that got the crowd roaring and ignited a 13-2 run that put the contest out of reach. The Vicksburg defense became even more intense with every runout, emboldened by every dunk and every steal to go get some more. When the Gators finished picking the carcass clean as the starters exited for the final time, they held a 64-23 lead after three quarters. The only demerit was the poor shooting. Vicksburg started the contest 0-for-9 from the 3-point line as sharpshooter Willie Gibbs was limited to just seven See Boys, Page D4.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High forward Donyeah Mayfield goes up for a shot over Warren Central center Shegredda Shorter during Tuesday’s game at Vicksburg. Warren Central won 42-34.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Georgetown at Syracuse 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Marquette at South Florida 8 p.m. ESPN - North Carolina at Duke 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Texas at Oklahoma 8 p.m. WJTV - LSU at Ole Miss 10 p.m. ESPN2 - Utah St. at Idaho NHL 7 p.m. Versus - Montreal at Boston SOCCER 1:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Exhibition, men’s national teams, France vs. Brazil


from staff & AP reports

NFL Fans who lost Super Bowl seats get second option NEW YORK — The NFL has added a second option for the roughly 400 fans who had to give up their seats at the Super Bowl: They can choose to attend any future Super Bowl instead of being limited to the 2012 game. The league initially said Sunday it would give $2,400, three times the face value of the ticket, to the fans who were forced to watch the game on monitors or use standingroom platforms after some temporary seating sections were not completed in time. On Monday, Commissioner Roger Goodell said those fans would also receive tickets to next year’s Super Bowl.

College football Ole Miss wideout Grandy to transfer after spring OXFORD — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt said receiver Jesse Grandy has decided to leave the program after the spring semester because of a family illness. Grandy, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound sophomore, caught 20 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown last season. But his real value was on special teams, where he returned 30 kickoffs for 627 yards and 15 punts for 220 yards and a touchdown. University spokesman Kyle Campbell said Grandy will not practice with the team during the spring semester. Nutt said Grandy plans on transferring closer to his home in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Georgia RB Ealey suspended indefinitely by Richt ATLANTA — Coach Mark Richt suspended tailback Washaun Ealey on Tuesday for failing to follow “the Georgia way.” Ealey, Georgia’s leading rusher last season, can’t participate in team activities and is barred from team facilities during the suspension. Richt placed no timeframe on the suspension and left the door open for Ealey’s return. “We have certain expectations and standards that apply to all our student-athletes,” Richt said in a statement. “We expect them to do things the right way, the Georgia way.” Richt’s statement did not disclose specifics of what led to the suspension for Ealey, who is not new to the coach’s doghouse. Ealey was suspended for the 2010 opening game following his arrest for driving with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 9 1912 — The U.S. Tennis Association amends the rules for the men’s singles championship play. The defending champion is required to play through the tournament instead of waiting for the tournament to produce a challenger. 1992 — Magic Johnson, playing for the first time since announcing his retirement on Nov. 7, scores a game-high 25 points and hands out nine assists to lead the West to a 153-113 win over the East in the NBA All-Star Game at the Orlando Arena. 2002 — Oakland’s Rich Gannon leads the AFC to a 38-30 victory over the NFC to win the player of the game award in the Pro Bowl for the second consecutive year. 2003 — Kevin Garnett, the MVP, scores nine of his 37 points in the second overtime as the West beats the East 155-145 in the first double overtime game in NBA All-Star history.

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scoreboard prep basketball

Howard, ORL.................. 51 Randolph, MEM.............. 50 Griffin, LAC...................... 51 Gasol, LAL...................... 52 Okafor, NOR................... 49 Horford, ATL.................... 48 Chandler, DAL................. 48 Odom, LAL...................... 52 Duncan, SAN.................. 51

Division 4-6A Tournament At Vicksburg High


Tuesday Clinton 48, Greenville-Weston 45 Warren Central 42, Vicksburg 34 Friday Warren Central vs. Clinton, 6 p.m.

G Rondo, BOS................................ 40 Nash, PHX.................................. 47 Paul, NOR................................... 53 Williams, UTA.............................. 49 Wall, WAS................................... 38 Felton, NYK................................. 50 Calderon, TOR............................ 45 Westbrook, OKC......................... 51 Kidd, DAL.................................... 51 Rose, CHI.................................... 49

Tuesday Greenville-Weston 44, Clinton 41 Vicksburg 71, Warren Central 39 Friday Vicksburg vs. Greenville-Weston, 7:30 p.m. ———

MAIS Class A South Central Tournament At University Christian


Tuesday Wayne Academy 63, Park Place 32 University Christian 51, Ben’s Ford 43 Today Newton Academy vs. Heidelberg Academy, 5:15 p.m. Sylva Bay vs. Porters Chapel, 7:45 p.m. Friday Wayne vs. Sylva Bay or PCA, 6 p.m. Newton or Heidelberg vs. UCS, 7:15 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 6 p.m. Championship game, 7:15 p.m.


Vicksburg 16 18 30 7 —71 Warren Central 2 14 7 16 — 39 Warren Central (39) Jeremy Harper 16, Howard 6, Hood 4, Smith 3, Johnson 3, Davis 2, Glass 1. Vicksburg (71) Mychal Ammons 18, Josh Gaskin 13, Dominique Brown 12, Grays 9, Ross 8, Gibbs 7, Stamps 2, Gaines 2.


Warren Central 8 12 14 8 — 42 Vicksburg 8 2 5 19 — 34 Warren Central (42) Sh’Qulla Neal 13, E. Robinson 7, Jones 6, Shorter 5, A. Robinson 5, Walker 3, Ratliff 3. Vicksburg (34) Shanequa Hill 11, Shaniqua Butler 10, D. Mayfield 6, Smith 3, Arkoful 2, A. Mayfield 2.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L 13 24 27 37 38

Pct GB .745 — .520 11 1/2 .471 14 .288 23 1/2 .269 24 1/2

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................38 Atlanta...........................33 Orlando..........................33 Charlotte........................22 Washington....................13

L 14 19 20 29 37

Pct GB .731 — .635 5 .623 5 1/2 .431 15 1/2 .260 24

Central Division

W Chicago.........................34 Indiana...........................21 Milwaukee......................20 Detroit............................19 Cleveland.......................8

L 16 28 30 33 44

Pct GB .680 — .429 12 1/2 .400 14 .365 16 .154 27


W San Antonio...................43 Dallas.............................36 New Orleans.................32 Memphis........................28 Houston.........................25

L 8 15 21 26 29

Pct GB .843 — .706 7 .604 12 .519 16 1/2 .463 19 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............33 Utah...............................31 Denver...........................30 Portland.........................28 Minnesota......................13

L 18 22 22 24 39

Pct GB .647 — .585 3 .577 3 1/2 .538 5 1/2 .250 20 1/2

Pacific Division

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

L 16 25 28 32 36

Pct GB .692 — .490 10 1/2 .440 13 .373 16 1/2 .250 22

Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 117, Atlanta 83 Orlando 101, L.A. Clippers 85 San Antonio 100, Detroit 89 Miami 117, Indiana 112 Milwaukee 92, Toronto 74 Memphis 105, Oklahoma City 101, OT Minnesota 112, Houston 108 Today’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Orleans at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Toronto, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New York, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Utah, 8 p.m. Dallas at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Denver at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Boston, 7 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Dallas at Denver, 9:30 p.m.


FG 450 453 494 466 425 468 440 379 333 352 352 441 387 404 349 445 366 368 340 405

FG Percentage

FT PTS AVG 376 1363 29.0 347 1320 26.4 317 1314 26.3 323 1322 25.4 319 1211 25.2 245 1260 25.2 248 1206 24.6 315 1106 24.6 242 988 24.1 403 1224 23.5 223 971 23.1 266 1154 22.6 356 1147 22.5 334 1142 22.4 288 1070 21.8 229 1122 21.6 307 1111 21.4 186 974 21.2 219 1001 20.9 196 1011 20.2

FG Hilario, DEN............................... 259 Okafor, NOR.............................. 219 A. Johnson, TOR....................... 215 Howard, ORL............................. 404 Horford, ATL............................... 337 Ibaka, OKC................................. 199 Odom, LAL................................. 317 Boozer, CHI................................ 264 Young, PHL................................ 263 Millsap, UTA............................... 357


FGA 402 369 366 696 592 352 571 482 483 674

PCT .644 .593 .587 .580 .569 .565 .555 .548 .545 .530

G OFF DEF TOT AVG Love, MIN........................ 52 247 563 810 15.6

13.8 13.2 12.7 10.5 10.1 9.9 9.6 9.5 9.3

AST AVG 496 12.4 522 11.1 518 9.8 466 9.5 345 9.1 447 8.9 393 8.7 439 8.6 426 8.4 401 8.2

Top 25 Schedule

Tuesday’s Games No. 6 San Diego St. 85, Utah 53 No. 14 Purdue 76, Indiana 53 No. 18 Kentucky 73, Tennessee 61 Today’s Games No. 3 Texas at Oklahoma, 8 p.m. No. 5 Duke vs. No. 20 North Carolina, 8 p.m. No. 7 BYU at Air Force, 9 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. No. 16 Louisville, 6 p.m. No. 9 Villanova at Rutgers, 7 p.m. No. 11 Georgetown at No. 12 Syracuse, 6 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin at Iowa, 7:35 p.m. No. 17 Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. No. 21 Utah St. at Idaho, 10:05 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M at Colorado, 8 p.m. No. 24 Temple vs. Fordham, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 10 Connecticut at St. John’s, 6 p.m. No. 23 Vanderbilt vs. Alabama, 8 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Tuesday’s Games Millsaps 50, Covenant College 41 Today’s Games Arkansas at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Games Faulkner at William Carey, 7:30 p.m. Belhaven at Mobile, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi College at Texas-Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Delta St. at Ouachita Baptist, 8 p.m.


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

All Games W L 18 5 17 6 16 7 15 9 16 6 13 8

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

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

Tuesday’s Scores

EAST Buffalo 72, Cent. Michigan 43 Princeton 62, Penn 59, OT SOUTH Clemson 77, Boston College 69 George Mason 78, UNC Wilmington 63 Jacksonville 71, North Florida 69 Kentucky 73, Tennessee 61 Xavier 65, Georgia 57 MIDWEST Cincinnati 71, DePaul 68 Drake 67, Creighton 64 Evansville 70, N. Iowa 62 IPFW 95, Chicago St. 50

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Tuesday’s Games 2 Connecticut 57, No. 17 West Virginia 51 8 Notre Dame 89, Seton Hall 38 10 DePaul 77, Syracuse 61 16 Georgetown 67, South Florida 38 Today’s Games 1 Baylor at Nebraska, 7:05 p.m. 6 Texas A&M vs. No. 14 Oklahoma, 7 p.m. 7 Xavier at Richmond, 6 p.m. 22 Iowa St. at Kansas, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games 3 Stanford vs. Washington St., 9 p.m. 4 Tennessee vs. Florida, 6 p.m. 9 UCLA at Oregon, 9 p.m. 11 Michigan St. at No. 23 Penn St., 6 p.m. 12 Maryland at No. 20 Miami, 6 p.m. 13 North Carolina at Clemson, 6 p.m. 15 Kentucky at South Carolina, 6 p.m. 18 Green Bay at Illinois-Chicago, 4:30 p.m. 24 Georgia vs. Vanderbilt, 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s Scores

Atlantic Division W 35 34 29 20 17

L 13 17 23 30 29

OT 5 4 4 4 7

Pts 75 72 62 44 41

Northeast Division

PCT .783 .739 .696 .625 .727 .619

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

GP Boston.............53 Montreal...........54 Buffalo.............52 Toronto............54 Ottawa.............54

W 30 30 25 23 17

L 16 19 22 26 29

OT 7 5 5 5 8

Pts 67 65 55 51 42

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......55 Washington......55 Carolina...........54 Atlanta.............56 Florida..............53

W 33 29 26 24 23

L 17 16 21 22 24

OT 5 10 7 10 6

Pts 71 68 59 58 52

Central Division W 32 28 27 26 24

L 15 19 22 22 20

OT 6 7 4 5 8

Pts 70 63 58 57 56

Northwest Division

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

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

GF 180 165 155 116 131

GA 137 126 138 156 174

GF 161 139 152 143 119

GA 119 131 153 169 178

GF 168 150 161 162 141

GA 169 136 167 183 143

GF 176 141 168 145 140

GA 156 129 150 163 154

GF 183 157 135 164 133

GA 127 161 138 175 180

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP Detroit..............53 Nashville..........54 Chicago...........53 Columbus........53 St. Louis..........52 GP Vancouver.......54 Calgary............55 Minnesota........52 Colorado..........53 Edmonton........53

W 35 27 27 25 16

L 10 21 20 22 29

OT 9 7 5 6 8

Pts 79 61 59 56 40

Pacific Division

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

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

OT 5 6 9 4 2 one

March 24-27 — Arnold Palmer Invitational, Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Fla. March 31-April 3 — Shell Houston Open, Redstone GC (Tournament Course), Houston April 7-10 — Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga. April 14-17 — Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio April 21-24 — The Heritage, Harbourtown Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C. April 28-May 1 — Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana, New Orleans May 5-8 — Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C. May 12-15 — The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. May 19-22 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas May 26-29 — HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Resort, Las Colinas, Texas June 2-5 — Memorial Tournament, Muirfield Village GC, Dublin, Ohio June 9-12 — FedEx St. Jude Classic, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn. June 16-19 — U.S. Open, Congressional CC, Bethesda, Md. ———

PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders

Through Feb. 7 Rank Name Points Money 1. Mark Wilson..........................1,008 $2,098,700 2. Jhonattan Vegas.................... 672 $1,248,280 3. Bubba Watson....................... 584 $1,143,134 4. Jonathan Byrd........................ 566 $1,174,666 5. Bill Haas................................. 441 $809,934 6. Gary Woodland...................... 356 $675,526 7. Jason Dufner......................... 349 $696,118 8. Phil Mickelson........................ 339 $663,534 9. Robert Garrigus..................... 300 $635,000 10. Tim Clark............................. 299 $571,000 11. Matt Kuchar............................ $561,125 12. Dustin Johnson.................... 276 $535,534 13. Steve Marino........................ 250 $494,350 14. Matt Bettencourt.................. 222 $338,634 15. Vijay Singh........................... 221 $430,872 16. Brian Gay............................. 212 $366,636 17. Martin Laird.......................... 211 $405,800 18. Ryan Palmer........................ 210 $360,200 19. Anthony Kim........................ 198 $364,086 20. Steve Stricker...................... 195 $429,500 ———

EAST Buffalo 53, W. Michigan 39 Connecticut 57, West Virginia 51 DePaul 77, Syracuse 61 Georgetown 67, South Florida 38 Hartford 62, Maine 49 Rutgers 54, Pittsburgh 42 SOUTH Longwood 77, UNC Asheville 73 North Florida 55, Jacksonville 49 Tennessee St. 81, SIU-Edwardsville 71 MIDWEST Notre Dame 89, Seton Hall 38 SOUTHWEST Memphis 74, Tulsa 58 FAR WEST Seattle 74, E. Washington 53 Wyoming 78, New Mexico 65

GP Philadelphia.....53 Pittsburgh........55 N.Y. Rangers...56 New Jersey.....54 N.Y. Islanders..53


Conference All Games W L PCT W L UTEP.................. 6 2 .750 18 5 Southern Miss.. 7 3 .700 18 5 UAB.................... 6 3 .667 16 6 Tulsa................... 6 3 .667 13 10 Memphis............. 5 3 .625 17 6 SMU.................... 5 3 .625 14 8 East Carolina...... 5 4 .556 13 10 Marshall.............. 3 5 .375 15 8 Houston.............. 3 6 .333 11 11 Rice.................... 3 6 .333 11 12 Tulane................. 2 7 .222 12 10 UCF.................... 1 7 .125 14 7 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games UAB at Marshall, 6 p.m. Memphis at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Tulane at SMU, 7 p.m.

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Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 7 1 .875 15 7 Mississippi St... 4 4 .500 12 10 Arkansas............. 4 5 .444 14 8 Ole Miss............ 3 5 .375 15 8 LSU..................... 2 6 .250 10 13 Auburn................ 1 8 .111 8 15 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Xavier 65, Georgia 57 Kentucky 73, Tennessee 61 Today’s Games Florida at South Carolina, 7 p.m. Arkansas at Mississippi St., 7 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m.

Purdue 67, Indiana 53 S. Illinois 56, Wichita St. 53 FAR WEST San Diego St. 85, Utah 53




Through Feb. 8

703 662 650 545 496 476 459 493 473

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

NBA Leaders G Durant, OKC.................... 47 James, MIA..................... 50 Stoudemire, NYK............ 50 Bryant, LAL..................... 52 Wade, MIA...................... 48 Ellis, GOL........................ 50 Rose, CHI........................ 49 Anthony, DEN................. 45 Gordon, LAC................... 41 Martin, HOU.................... 52 Nowitzki, DAL.................. 42 Griffin, LAC...................... 51 Westbrook, OKC............. 51 Howard, ORL.................. 51 Williams, UTA.................. 49 Aldridge, POR................. 52 Love, MIN........................ 52 Bargnani, TOR................ 46 Granger, IND................... 48 Randolph, MEM.............. 50

503 426 455 359 339 350 325 369 346



W Boston...........................38 New York.......................26 Philadelphia...................24 New Jersey...................15 Toronto..........................14

200 236 195 186 157 126 134 124 127

Pts GF GA 65 152 150 64 152 144 63 156 156 62 146 150 60 150 129 point for over-

Tuesday’s Games New Jersey 3, Carolina 2, OT Toronto 5, N.Y. Islanders 3 Columbus 4, Pittsburgh 1 San Jose 2, Washington 0 Buffalo 7, Tampa Bay 4 St. Louis 2, Florida 1 Today’s Games Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 6 p.m. Nashville at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Chicago at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games New Jersey at Toronto, 6 p.m. Carolina at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 6:30 p.m.

golf PGA Tour Schedule Jan. 6-9 — Hyundai Tournament of Champions (Jonathan Byrd) Jan. 13-16 — Sony Open (Mark Wilson) Jan. 19-23 — Bob Hope Classic (Jhonattan Vegas) Jan. 27-30 — Farmers Insurance Open (Bubba Watson) Feb. 3-6 — Waste Management Phoenix Open (Mark Wilson) Feb. 10-13 — AT&T Pebble Beach National ProAm, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hninsula (Shore Course), Pebble Beach, Calif. Feb. 17-20 — Northern Trust Open, Riviera CC, Los Angeles Feb. 23-27 — WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Ritz-Carlton GC at Dove Mountain, Marana, Ariz. Feb. 24-27 — Mayakoba Golf Classic, El Camaleon GC, Maya, Mexico March 3-6 — Honda Classic, PGA National GC, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. March 10-13 — WGC-Cadillac Championship, TPC Blue Monster at Doral, Doral, Fla. March 10-13 — Puerto Rico Open, Trump International GC, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico March 17-20 — Transitions Championship, Innisbrook Resort (Copperhead Course), Palm Harbor, Fla.

World Golf Ranking

Through Feb. 7 1. Lee Westwood....................... Eng 2. Martin Kaymer....................... Ger 3. Tiger Woods..........................USA 4. Phil Mickelson........................USA 5. Graeme McDowell.................. NIr 6. Paul Casey............................ Eng 7. Rory McIlroy............................ NIr 8. Steve Stricker........................USA 9. Luke Donald........................... Eng 10. Jim Furyk.............................USA 11. Ernie Els.............................. SAf 12. Ian Poulter........................... Eng 13. Matt Kuchar.........................USA 14. Dustin Johnson....................USA 15. Robert Karlsson...................Swe 16. Retief Goosen...................... SAf 17. Francesco Molinari............... Ita 18. Bubba Watson.....................USA 19. Louis Oosthuizen................. SAf 20. Edoardo Molinari................... Ita

8.41 7.90 6.78 6.39 6.39 6.13 5.85 5.78 5.45 5.42 5.15 4.90 4.79 4.65 4.49 4.48 4.36 4.13 3.91 3.79

transactions BASEBALL

Major League Baseball

MLB—Suspended Washington minor league C Hector Taveras (Nationals-GCL) 25 games for his violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.

American League

BOSTON RED SOX—Agreed to terms with LHP Dennys Reyes on a minor league contract. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Designated OF Justin Ruggiano and 1B-OF Leslie Anderson for assignment.

National League

MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Assigned RHP Roque Mercedes outright to Nashville (PCL).


National Football League

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Named Johnnie Lynn secondary/cornerbacks coach and Bobby April, Jr. defensive quality control coach. Promoted David Culley to senior offensive assistant/wide receivers, James Urban assistant offensive coordinator, Doug Pederson quarterbacks coach and Duce Staley special teams quality control coach. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Named Keith Millard and Grady Stretz co-defensive line coaches and Tyrone Pettaway defensive quality control coach. TENNESSEE TITANS—Fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Named Chris Morgan assistant offensive line coach.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-8 La. Pick 4: 4-7-3-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-4-6 La. Pick 4: 5-5-2-6 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-5-0 La. Pick 4: 2-4-9-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-2 La. Pick 4: 1-2-8-4 Easy 5: 3-14-19-22-26 La. Lotto: 5-15-19-20-28-29 Powerball: 3-14-33-53-57 Powerball: 36; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-0-0 La. Pick 4: 3-8-7-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-5 La. Pick 4: 7-8-5-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-5-2 La. Pick 4: 8-0-1-8 Easy 5: 18-23-25-30-33 La. Lotto: 3-12-14-23-24-29 Powerball: 15-37-41-56-59 Powerball: 5; Power play: 5

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Wildcats spoil Pearl’s return to Vols LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl was back in his usual spot, roaming the sideline for the Volunteers on Tuesday night against No. 18 Kentucky in his trademark creamsicle blazer following an eight-game suspension for lying to the NCAA about the program’s recruiting practices. “It feels like normal, it’s good to get yelled at,” Pearl said. Getting beat? Not so much. DeAndre Liggins tied a career-high with 19 points and the Wildcats ruined Pearl’s return to the bench with a 73-61 victory. Josh Harrellson added 16 points as the Wildcats (17-6, 5-4 Southeastern Conference) broke a modest two-game losing streak by burying the Volunteers with a big run in each half. Kentucky coach John Calipari said the Wildcats were in “crisis” after consecutive losses to Ole Miss and No. 17 Florida last week, the first losing streak he’s endured in six years. He stressed the need for his team, particularly the upperclassmen, to play with some urgency after slipping into a tie for last place in the competitive SEC East. Hoping to instill some toughness he had the Wildcats don boxing gloves in practice, where they worked the heavy bag with regularity. “I showed them how to jab,” Calipari said. “You’ve got to be rough. You’ve got to be willing to fight. You can’t let people take our stuff.” Certainly not the Volunteers, who survived Pearl’s eight-game reprimand by SEC commissioner Mike Slive just fine. They won five of their

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Kentucky guard Brandon Knight drives the baseline on Tennessee’s John Fields during the second half Tuesday. No. 18 Kentucky won 73-61. Knight scored 12 points. eight conference games with Pearl watching on TV. It was difficult being away from his players. Watching them get outmuscled by the Wildcats, however, wasn’t much better. Kentucky dominated the glass, outrebounding Tennessee 38-28, often ripping balls out of the hands of a Tennessee player who seemed to have it secured. “In the area (Kentucky) had to win, which I thought was the area of toughness and rebounding, I thought they

did win,” Pearl said. Kentucky played arguably its best game against a quality opponent in over a month, thanks in part to the presence of former star John Wall, now playing for the Washington Wizards. Wall sat courtside during the game and joined the team in the locker room, providing words of wisdom. Whatever he said, it seemed to have an effect on Liggins. The junior guard came in averaging 5.0 points on 29 percent shooting over the last five

games, but dominated play on both ends of the floor. He made 5 of 6 field goals and 7 of 8 free throws while adding five rebounds and five steals. Harrellson, chided by Calipari for inconsistent play after appearing to be on the verge of a breakthrough a month ago, scored 12 points in the second half including two big putbacks on offensive rebounds. “Obviously if Josh, Darius (Miller) and DeAndre play like this, it’s much easier,” Calipari said. Melvin Goins led Tennessee (15-9, 5-4) with 16 points and Scotty Hopson had 11 after missing two games with a left ankle injury but the Volunteers never got going. “I don’t think everybody came to play today,” Tennessee center Brian Williams said. “I don’t think we were on the same page. We had a game plan and we didn’t stick to it at all.” Tennessee shot just 41 percent from the field, turned it over 14 times and never got closer than five points over the game’s final 30 minutes. It was more than enough to put a damper on Pearl’s muchanticipated return to work. Pearl said Monday he was ready to get back on the bus, joking Slive actually wanted to suspend him for 10 games but shortened it to eight after seeing Tennessee played at Kentucky and Florida this week. Pearl was smiling when he said it. The smile faded quickly once he walked onto the Rupp Arena court, perhaps because of a well-prepared student section that featured a handful of signs hinting at Pearl’s NCAA trouble.


Packers, fan celebrate championship GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers took one last chance to say goodbye to their fans and each other. Tuesday was a final day to publicly celebrate their Super Bowl-winning season, and the Packers did it in style in front of more than 56,000 fans who paid $5 to spend a final hour with their team for the first time in 36 days. The last time the Packers were at Lambeau Field, they beat division rival Chicago in a must-win game that propelled them to a championship run, ending with the return of the Lombardi Trophy to Titletown after 14 years with a 31-25 win over Pittsburgh on Sunday. In the locker room, almost everything was cleared out except for a three-deep line where players claimed their game-worn Super Bowl jerseys and Super Bowl locker nameplates before heading off. “It’s a great feeling, I’m going to cherish that moment for the rest of my life,” said safety Nick Collins, who returned an interception for a touchdown against the Steelers. “It’s been a rollercoaster ride, up and down, but our fans stuck behind us and we were able to bring the trophy back where it belonged — Titletown.” The trophy took a victory


Cancer-stricken assistant fired by Tennessee Titans NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Titans coach Mike Munchak has fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger as he starts to remake his coaching staff a day after taking over the top job. Heimerdinger, who is continuing cancer treatment after diagnosed in November, confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had been fired. “It’s never easy to be fired,” Heimerdinger said. “He has to do what’s good for the Titans, and Munch will do what’s best for the Titans. I appreciate my time here, but it’s never easy to be fired.” Munchak was introduced Monday and promised that changes were coming. Heimerdinger, under contract for 2011, was the second coach the Titans interviewed to replace Jeff Fisher. After Munchak was hired, Heimerdinger said he was happy that Munchak got the job. But Munchak signaled Monday that he wasn’t committed to keeping anyone on the coaching staff, and the Titans gave him freedom to keep or hire anyone he wants. Munchak said anything is possible when asked specifically about Heimerdinger. “I feel like we’re starting fresh,” Munchak said Monday. “It’s not the same-old, sameold.” This now gives Munchak six openings to fill on his coaching staff. Fisher had fired defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil last month, while the defensive line coach, running backs coach and wide receivers assistant all left for other jobs. Former teammate Bruce Matthews, now an assistant in Houston, is expected to be Munchak’s top target to fill his old job with the offensive line. The news brought almost instant reaction Tuesday.

Titans safety Michael Griffin wrote on Twitter that, “People thought it was a joke when I said no one is safe.” This was Heimerdinger’s second stint as offensive coordinator with Tennessee. He helped Steve McNair earn co-MVP of the NFL honors in 2003 and was part of three playoff teams in his first five seasons before leaving for the same job with the Jets in 2005. Fisher brought him back in 2008 after two seasons in Denver. The Titans set a franchiselow with 12 sacks allowed in his first season back.The Titans racked up the secondmost yards rushing in franchise history in 2009 when Chris Johnson set the NFL record for yards from scrimmage with 2,509 while earning the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. Heimerdinger kept coaching and didn’t miss a game after being diagnosed with a rare cancer the day before Thanksgiving. Fisher extended his contract before the season ended, and Heimerdinger said Tuesday his health played no role in the decision with his prognosis good even with two rounds of treatment remaining. “This is strictly Munch thinks this is best for the Titans,” Heimerdinger said. The Titans’ offense struggled in 2010, ranking 27th in the NFL in total yards per game (302.1) and 25th in yards passing (194.2). Johnson couldn’t help the rushing attack much with just 107.9 yards averaged per game (17th overall). Worst, the Titans ranked last in time of possession, holding the ball just 25 minutes, 54 seconds per game. Tennessee was limited by injuries at quarterback, including the season-ending thumb injury to Vince Young on Nov. 21.

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Green Bay Packers fans cheer during the “Return to Titletown” celebration Tuesday at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. lap and will be placed with the other NFL championships the franchise has won going back to 1929. “It was a wonderful experience,” general manager Ted Thompson said. “It took everybody to win this thing and it’s just remarkable what these young men did.” The players who lingered included several with uncer-

tain futures in the franchise that’s been built with depth in the draft by Thompson. Whenever free agency begins, Green Bay will have questions. “It’s where my journey began and hopefully it’ll be where it ends, but I told them I do understand that there’s a business side involved,” said defensive end Cullen Jenkins,

Continued from Page D1. the bond between fans and the team. The relationship has transcended the action on the gridiron since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Payton has taken a public relations beating in the last 24 hours as rumors about his family’s move began to circulate and fester for more than a day before he finally issued a statement. Readers of the Times-Picayune’s web site,, posted hundreds of messages on the subject, many expressing disenchantment with a coach they had seen as a pillar of the community.

Because Payton had been an assistant coach in Dallas from 2003-05 and maintains a friendly relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, numerous fans worried that Payton may have designs on returning to his former employer. Others were simply insulted and accused the coach of hypocrisy. Not only had Payton played a leading role in helping the Saints promote their mission to rebuild the city since Hurricane Katrina, he had also published a book, after the 2010 Super Bowl triumph, entitled: “Home Team —

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Payton “This is a personal family matter for Sean and his family and after discussing it with him, I support his decision,” Loomis said. “We spoke of numerous other coaches that have done the same thing successfully. I am confident that Sean will continue to be an excellent head coach for the Saints for many years to come and he remains steadfast to get our team back to the Super Bowl and bring the Lombardi Trophy back to New Orleans.” Even if that is the case, New Orleans is unlike any other NFL city because of


Coaching the Saints and New Orleans Back To Life.” Now Payton is making a change that many interpret as the coach essentially saying their town is no longer good enough for the coach’s wife, Beth, and their two children, Meghan and Connor. The subject dominated call-in shows, where some wondered allowed whether Payton was having trouble with his marriage, while others urged angry fans to stay out of the coach’s personal business and give him the benefit of the doubt.

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Injuries savage Hornets’ lineup By Brett Martel The Associated Press WESTWEGO, La. — Monty Williams figured a good way to stop the Hornets’ current tailspin would be to show them how they were dominated by Minnesota’s Kevin Love and see if they could mimic Love’s style of play in Tuesday’s practice. “He plays the right way. He hits people, he cheats and they don’t call it, so he keeps doing it and I just think that’s the way the game is played,” Williams began. “If the referees called everything ... it would take four-and-a-half hours to play a basketball game. So I think the guy who hits first and hits for a long time wins the game.” The Hornets, who a little over a week ago were riding a 10-game winning streak that briefly took them as high as third place in the Western Conference, have now lost three straight and five of six. The latest loss was among the most humbling, a 104-92 defeat at the hands of a Timberwolves squad on Monday night that owns the worst record in the West and which had arrived in the Big Easy with only two road wins. Love had 27 points and 17 rebounds in the game, making easy work of a Hornets defense that ranks second in the NBA in scoring defense (92.04 points per game) but which has slipped lately, allowing more than 100 points in each of their last five losses. So on Tuesday, Williams held a vigorous practice in which he described a lot of “chirp-

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn scores as New Orleans Hornets forward Sasha Pavlovic, left, and center D.J. Mbenga defend Monday. Minnesota won 104-92. ing” and “guys getting hit.” “We had a practice today that I think will help us in the future,” he said. During four of those losses, the Hornets have been without starting center Emeka Okafor (left oblique strain). They also lost starting small forward Trevor Ariza (right ankle sprain) three losses ago at Oklahoma City. The two injured starters also are two of the best defenders on the team. Okafor expects his injury will sideline him for close to three weeks. Ariza did some shooting on Tuesday but did not jump and is unlikely to play on tonight in New Jersey,

Williams said. Williams and All-Star guard Chris Paul insisted that while Okafor and Ariza are missed, that alone does not explain their recent skid, or how the struggling Timberwolves shot 50 percent on Monday night. “Everybody knows what our defensive principles are,” Paul said. “When those guys are out, other guys got opportunities and we’ve got to step up.” The Hornets (32-21) remain firmly in the hunt for a playoff spot despite their recent slide and Williams said that while he’s certain general manager Dell Demps is exploring

ways to improve the club, the team as it is currently made up cannot afford to get distracted by the potential for roster moves. “There’s no guarantee we’re going to make the playoffs,” Williams said. “I’m trying to get our guys to understand that we have to go out and make it — and this team is the team I’m committed to. I can’t worry about what-ifs and trade scenarios and speculation. I’ve just been around long enough to know that stuff’s too hard to do. This is the team I’m committed to and that’s why we work as hard as we do.”

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Girls Continued from Page D1. Not having Mayfield in there helped. When she left with 2:21 remaining in the first quarter, the game was tied at eight. It stayed that way into the second quarter. “I was excited to see her go out,” Jones said. “She’s their best player and they just fell off when she’s not out there.” With Mayfield on the bench in the second quarter, Vicksburg went 0-for-11 from the field, committed seven turnovers and was 2-of-8 from the free throw line. The two free throws came from Shanequa Hill and the last tied the game for the final time at 10. Neal led a 10-0 run to close the half for a 20-10 lead. She had five of the points, including a runner from six feet to end the half. Mayfield came back to start the third quarter and her bank shot made it 22-15. The Missy Gator offense vanished again. They missed their last seven shots of the quarter, committed six more turnovers and fell down 19 at 34-15. Jones made all three of her shots in the third quarter and Neal dropped in a pair to

key a decisive 12-0 run. Neal’s legs began to cramp in the fourth quarter and WC had to go to sophomore Jazmine Walker to break Vicksburg’s pressure. Walker had six steals through three quarters to lead the WC defense, but struggled on offense. Vicksburg finally began making shots. After going 4-for-31 through three quarters, they hit four of their first five to pull within 12 at 36-24. A putback by Shegredda Shorter and a 3-point play by Elayne Robinson stopped the rally. Mayfield’s season ended when she fouled out with 3:22 left. She had just six points and five rebounds. Shanequa Butler scored all 10 of her points in the final quarter to help Vicksburg close within the final eightpoint margin. Hill had 11 points. Neal was the only Lady Vike in double figures, but as a team, they outshot (42 to 24 percent) and outrebounded Vicksburg (33-22). Jones led WC with eight boards.

Boys Continued from Page D1. points. “We really didn’t shoot the ball that well tonight,” Robinson said. “But, we’re not going to complain about it. Offensively, we’ve got to do a better job in our halfcourt sets.” Neither team started out of the gate well, but Vicksburg outscored Warren Central 16-2 as Ammons scored six in the opening quarter. In the second quarter, the Vikings nearly made a game

of it when Ammons was forced to the bench with two fouls. They pulled to within 12 at 24-12 on a Harper driving runner in the lane, but it would be as close as they’d come. Vicksburg closed out the half with a quick 6-0 run to own a 34-16 lead at the break. Ammons led the Gators with 18 points, while Gaskins added 13 and Brown contributed 12.

Run Thru History registration open Registration is now open for the 32nd Annual Run Thru History. The 10K run, 5K racewalk and 1-mile fun run through the Vicksburg Military Park is scheduled for March 5 at 8:30 a.m. Entry fees for the run and walk are $25 before Feb. 28, and $30 after. The entry fee for the Blue-Gray 1-Miler is $12 for children ages 15 and under. Online registration is available at, or runners and walkers can register in person at the Purks YMCA. For information, call race director Casey Custer at 601-638-1071 or e-mail him at caseycuster@

Mardi Gras meet at GymSouth GymSouth Gymnastics will host the Mardi Gras Invitation on Saturday and Sunday. The meet will begin at 9 a.m. each day. For the full schedule and more meet information, visit

Soccer tryouts at Hinds CC Tryouts for Hinds Community College’s women’s soccer team will be held Feb. 17 at 6 p.m., at Tom Sheppard Field on the Raymond campus. For more information, call coach Marcille McLendon at 601-857-3331, or e-mail her at

Birdie, Bogey, Boogie six-man scramble The Birdie, Bogey and Boogie golf tournament, to benefit the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary, is scheduled for April 1 at 1 p.m. at Vicksburg Country Club. The cost is $600 and players and sponsors are sought. An after party and silent auction will follow the tournament at 6:30 p.m. For information, call

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The VSO Vortex D2 U-12 girls team won the silver medal in the Starkville Frostbite tournament on Jan. 29-30. First row, from left, Georgia Fulwood, Brittney Palmer, Anne Stewart Piazza, Ashton Jones, Lauren Summerlin, Katelyn Morson and Amber Meade. Second row, from left, are coach Maurice Gilliam, Jamie Gilliam, Mary Ranager, Jada Lee, Abby Grant, Virgie Demby and assistant coach Alton Jones. Kristi Smith at 662-588-6638.

Softball/baseball umpires needed The City of Vicksburg Recreation Department is looking for fast-pitch youth softball and Little League baseball seasons. Employment forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

Mandatory ASA softball umpire clinic The City of Vicksburg Recreation Department will conduct an ASA softball umpire clinic on Feb. 23 on 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive. The clinic is mandatory for last year’s umpires and new umpires who will be calling slow-pitch and fast-pitch games this season. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

Vicksburg Eagles football registration The Vicksburg Eagles are currently accepting applications for the 2011 season. Registration is open to players and cheerleaders ages 6-12. A copy of the birth certificate is required. Spring training begins

March 1 at the Vicksburg Junior High stadium. For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104 or Betty James at 601-415-7299.

Raw Dawgs softball tourney The 2011 Raw Dawgs softball tournament is scheduled for March 26 at Veterans Park in Jackson. The open-division tournament will feature men’s and women’s brackets. The entry fee is $225 for men’s teams, and $200 for women’s teams. For more information, call Clyde Harris at 601-456-1463.

AJGT Lakewood Classic junior golf tourney The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour’s Lakewood Classic on Feb. 26-27 in New Orleans. Deadline to enter is Feb. 20. The tournament is open to players ages 12-18. For information or to register, call 318402-2446, or visit

Baseball tournament scheduled in McComb The Valentines Crush Clash youth baseball tournament is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at the McComb Sports Park. The tournament is for teams ages 8, 9 and 10. For information, call Guy

Gatlin at 601-248-8682.

Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association The Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association will be holding its 2011 league registration on Feb. 19, from 10:30 until noon at Clear Creek Golf Club. Registration is open to beginners all the way up to advanced players. The fee is $30 for the year. Snacks, information and league schedules will be available. A nine-hole game will follow registration. For information go to or call 601-6385607 or 831-1522.

Zeke West Memorial bass tournament The Tallulah Bass Club will host the third Annual Zeke West Memorial Bass Tournament on Feb. 26 at Lake Providence out of the Airport Landing. The tournament wil benefit high school seniors in the Vicksburg and Tallulah area with their college educations in the outdoor field. For information, call Bill DeWeese at 318-341-3161 or Gary West at 601-415-6225 or any Tallulah Bass Club Member for an entry form.

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Vicksburg High forward Josh Gaskins dunks the ball during Tuesday’s game against Warren Central at Vicksburg.

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GymSouth 1st Annual Mardi Gras Invitational Saturday, Feb. 12 & Sunday, Feb. 13 Over 200 Athletes from Around the State!


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Feb. 9, 2011


Feb. 9, 2011