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By Manivanh Chanprasith firstname.lastname@example.org Returning from a nearly weeklong lobbying trip to Washington, D.C., local officials said Thursday they were cautiously optimistic about getting money for area projects. “While we had a number of different meetings, some of them were more positive than others,” Mayor Paul Winfield said during Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. “It was a productive trip. I’m cautiously optimistic,” he said. “We have to get vigilant and very innovative now to get funding.” Winfield said the 14-member delegation was greeted warmly and given good direction in the offices of Mississippi’s senior senator, Thad Cochran, and Rep. Bennie Thompson, who represents the 2nd Congressional District, of which Vicksburg is a part. The group was seeking $4 million in federal funds to pay for the ongoing Washington Street bridge replacement project that currently is being funded with money taken from a planned road-paving project and the development of the Fisher Ferry sports complex. Officials said they were given directions for applying for alternative funding because of a federal moratorium on earmarks, congressional money given specifically to public projects. “Because they don’t have earmarks at this particular moment, the money is
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TODAY IN HISTORY 1858: A French girl, Bernadette Soubirous, report the first of 18 visions of a lady dressed in white in a grotto near Lourdes. (The Catholic Church later accepted that the visions were of the Virgin Mary.) 1960: “Tonight Show” host Jack Paar stuns his audience by walking off the program in a censorship dispute Jack Paar with NBC. (Despite his very public resignation, Paar returned to the Tonight Show less than a month later.) 1979: Followers of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini seize power in Iran.
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James Williams feeds his cats at his house on Watkins Road.
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To participate “Beat the Heat” low-cost spay and neutering for dogs and cats, a joint effort of the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, Paws Rescue and MS-SPAN, will be offered Saturday and Feb. 19 and 26 and March 5 as the Little Fix Rig comes to the Humane Society, 6600 U.S. 61 South. By appointment only. Call 601-636-6631 or 601-529-4674 for more information.
Feeding the neighbor’s cats can get out of control, something a Watkins Road man has learned the hard way. James Williams, 75, who has a soft spot for wide-eyed fluffy animals, has no regrets, however. Williams began giving food to three cats a neighbor left behind when she moved a number of years ago. The cats had not been spayed or neutered and began having litters
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Mubarak steps down, hands power to military
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some of his authorities to Suleiman while keeping his title. But an explosion of CAIRO — Egypt’s Hosni protests earlier today rejectMubarak resigned as presiing the move appeared to dent and handed control have pushed the military to the military today after into forcing him out 29 years in power, completely. Hunbowing to a historic dreds of thousands 18-day wave of promarched throughdemocracy demonout the day in cities strations by hunacross the country dreds of thousands. as soldiers stood by, “The people ousted besieging his palace the president,” in Cairo and Alexchanted tens of thouandria and the state sands outside his President Hosni TV building. A govpresidential palace. Mubarak ernor of a southern Several hunprovince was forced to flee dred thousand protesters to safety in the face of promassed in Tahrir Square exploded into joy. Fireworks, tests there. It was the biggest day of car horns and celebratory protests yet in the upheaval shots in the air were heard that began Jan. 25, growing around the city of 18 million from youth activists workin joy after Vice President ing on the Internet into a Omar Suleiman made the mass movement that tapped announcement on TV. Mubarak had sought to cling to power, handing See Egypt, Page A8.
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Fifteen-year-old Blake DeRossette, front, and her brother, Ross, 13, the children of Matthew and Sally DeRossette, slide down an icy, snow-dotted hill Thursday afternoon at Ford Yates playground on Wisteria Drive. Schools across the area were closed after the
area was hit with ice and snow Wednesday night. After a low of 17 overnight, sunny skies and warming temperatures were predicted for today and the weekend, with a high of 45 today, 58 Saturday and 65 Sunday.
Bill would give stadium to Jackson State
Rep. Mary Coleman, D-Jackson, looks at the vote tally on ownership of the stadium.
By The Associated Press JACKSON — Jackson State University would take ownership of Veterans Memorial Stadium under a bill that passed the Mississippi House on Thursday. The vote was 108-9. The bill would have to pass the Senate and be
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Water rushes from a fire hydrant at U.S. 61 South and Miller Street Thursday after it was hit by a semi-truck. The disruption in flow resulted in a boilwater notice for residents on Old Cain Ridge Road and Miller Street. The order was lifted, city water officials said today.
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City man accused of $12,000 false pretense crime & accident
A Vicksburg man was released from the Warren County Jail this morning after being held on a felony false pretense charge. Christopher Montpelier, 40, 4680 Lee Road, was arrested on a warrant by Warren County deputies at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at his home, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Montpelier is accused of using a credit card number he obtained through the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, where he was a roofing contractor, for unauthorized purchases of more than $12,000, Pace said. He was released on a $25,000 bond.
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County, city wrecks send four to hospital
on Oct. 19, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. She was released on a $5,000 bond.
City man charged with having stolen car A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with receiving stolen property. Marlon Noble, 37, 4920 Halls Ferry Road Apt. 39, was arrested by Warren County deputies at 5:37 p.m. at his home after a check on a vehicle he said belonged to him turned up to have been reported stolen, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Pace said a deputy was on a routine patrol of the parking lot of Noble’s apartment complex when he noticed a vehicle with body damage. A check of the tag found the car to have been reported stolen Oct. 22 from Clinton, Pace said. Noble was being held without bond.
City woman charged with uttering forgery A Vicksburg woman who surrendered to city police Thursday was charged with uttering a forgery. Debra Bell, 45, 1114 Polk St., is accused of cashing a fake check in the amount of $4,996.66 at a local check cashing center
Two separate car wrecks in the city and county Wednesday and Thursday sent four people to the hospital. Wesley Brown, 60, 35 Brown’s Alley, was taken to River Region Medical Center after a two-car wreck at Cherry and Clay streets at 12:51 p.m. Thursday. He was treated and released, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. Separately, Dottie Lee, 34, no address available, and Deloris Lott, 58, and LaToya Lott, 34, both of 3944 N. Washington St., were treated and released from River Region, Karel said. The women were involved in a two-car wreck at U.S. 61 North and Oak Ridge Road around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. No information was available on the wrecks.
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Military park plans burns on South Loop The Vicksburg National Military Park will conduct controlled burns inside the park, south of Clay Street, between Monday and Feb. 25. The locations set for burns are Fort Garrott and Railroad Redoubt on the park’s South Loop. They will be conducted in a one- to two-day period. The burns help in the overall maintenance of park landscape, reducing the accumulation of hazardous fuels, controlling the spread of invasive plant species and providing a more historically accurate view of the park. For more information contact Virginia DuBowy, natural resources program manager, at 601-619-2911 or email@example.com.
Four killed in early-morning trailer fire in north Mississippi CRENSHAW (AP) — Four people were killed today in a mobile home fire south of Crenshaw, on Mississippi 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line. Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge said
the four, two women and two men, were pronounced dead at the scene. She said the bodies were found in a back bedroom. Eight others were hurt, Grant-Gulledge said, but none of the injuries were thought
to be life threatening. One was taken to Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., and the others were taken to Tri-Lakes Hospital in Batesville. Their conditions were unavailable. Gulledge said this morning
authorities were not releasing names of the victims. Sheriff Otis Griffin said the fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in the single-wide trailer. Griffin says a motorist noticed smoke coming from the structure and stopped and blew his
horn. “He managed to wake some of them and got them out,” the sheriff said, adding that same man also made the 911 call. Griffin said authorities were investigating what caused the blaze.
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CLUBS Boy Scout Troop No. 638 — Selling beads beginning Feb. 28; Mike Rasch, 601-634-6294. Nu Kappa Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and Kappa Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Blood Drive — 10 a.m. Saturday; free T-shirt; Hilda White, 601636-7674; Walmart parking lot. Rosa A. Temple High Reunion — 3 p.m. Saturday, planning meeting; Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields, 601-6340791; Mary Logan, 601-6382898. American Legion Post 213 — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Valentine’s Dance; $5; door prizes; DJ Dr. Rock; 1618 Main St. ■
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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; Robert Crear, 601-631-4177. Vicksburg Genealogical Society — 10 a.m. Monday; Dr. Douglas Richardson, medical/ DNA genealogy, speaker; Public Library. VFW Post 2572 and Ladies Auxiliary — 6 p.m. Monday; women will bring snacks; 1918 Washington St. NAACP MEETINGS — 6 p.m. Monday, executive board meeting; 7, regular members; 923 Walnut St. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — 9 a.m. Tuesday; Thursday meeting rescheduled; 10 a.m., First Responders; Charlie Tolliver, 601-636-9487; Edna Hearn, 601-529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Mississippi Chapter of Blacks in Government — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, black history program; Cheryl L. Partee, deputy chief of staff, speaker; ERDC Building 3200. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon ■
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Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; chili feast preparations.
PUBLIC PROGRAMS Meridale Girl Scout Camp — Seeking campers between 1940s and 1990s for reunion May 14-15; deadline to register, April 29; 601-693-2903. 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. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Mississippi Families as Allies Support Group — 5:307:30 p.m. Tuesday; workshop on Educational Basic Rights for Children; children’s activities and light supper; Cheryl Grogan, 601-218-0045 or Bizzziemom@hotmail.com; in the rear of First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St. ■
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Walthall supervisor Senate paves way for Jackson tax vote struck, killed by truck Mississippi Legislature
JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Senate passed a bill Thursday that would extend a possible 1-cent local sales tax for the city of Jackson until 2032. Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, said the bill refines a 2009 law that first granted the city the authority to hold an election on the tax increase. The city has yet to hold the referendum. The 2009 law specified the money could be spent on water and sewer lines, road maintenance or law enforcement. The bill approved Thursday would direct all the money to infrastructure. The bill removes a 2014 expiration date for the law. City officials said they expect the penny tax could raise $15 million to $20 million annually. Horhn said the tax wouldn’t be applied to restaurants, groceries or telecommunications. The bill, which passed 38-9, now heads to the House. House Ways and Means Chairman Percy Watson, D-Hattiesburg, said he supports the bill, which must pass his committee. Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, spoke against the bill, saying it opens the door for a local option sales tax for every city in the state. “This is the most far-reaching piece of legislation you will consider at this legislature. This is the local option sales tax back again. Back wearing a different outfit,” Bryan said. “You’re not going to say ‘no’ to Ridgeland after you say ’yes’ to Jackson.” The Mississippi Municipal League has fully pushed a proposal to led voters decide whether to raise taxes to pay for projects.
Senators: Insurance required for car tag The Mississippi Senate passed a bill Thursday that requires each motorist to show proof of liability insurance before receiving a car tag. Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport, said his constituents have complained about being involved in crashes with drivers who aren’t insured. The bill wouldn’t require any extra paperwork for tax collectors, Hewes said. All they’ll have to do is ask to see an individual’s proof of insurance before granting the car tag. Sen. Cindy Hyde Smith, R-Brookhaven, who voted against the bill, said her constituents are concerned
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Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon, answers questions about 16th Section land during debate Thursday at the Capitol.
A look at the status of selected bills:
Alive • Immigration enforcement — Senate bill would allow a check of immigration status if the officer thinks the person might be illegal. • Payday lending — House bill would give consumers longer to pay off loans from check cashing businesses and reduce finance charges. • Charter schools — Senate bill is designed to strengthen the current charter school law by allowing organizations to run openenrollment charter schools anywhere in the state after receiving approval. Current law allows charter schools in low-performing districts. • Animal cruelty — Senate bill says a person could be charged with aggravated cruelty for torturing, mutilating, maiming, burning, starving, disfiguring or killing a domesticated dog or cat. A second Senate bill would allow a felony on a second offense in five years. • Fake bath salts — Senate bill would outlaw fake bath salts and other products used to get high. • Open meetings — House bill says public officials would have to pay fines out of their own pockets if they improperly close meetings. Under current law, taxpayers pay the fine. The bill also says anyone who denies someone access to public about the extra duty slowing the process at tax collectors’ offices.
The bill moves to the House, where similar proposals have died.
Gunshot fired at Jackson school lands 17-year-old student in jail JACKSON (AP) — A 17-year-old Wingfield High student was arrested Thursday after a shot was fired in a bathroom at the school. Colendula Green, spokeswoman for the Jackson Police Department, said three male students were in a restroom Thursday when the gun discharged. Officers believe the student was showing off the
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Dead and alive records may face a fine of up to $100 per violation. • Water associations — House bill would make the state Open Meetings law apply to rural associations. • Sex education — House bill would allow each school district to develop its own curriculum to allow either the current state policy of abstinence only or an “abstinence plus” option. Another House bill would require teen recipients of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Medicaid to participate in programs about birth control, abstinence and parenting. • Attorneys’ contracts — Senate bill would change procedures for the attorney general to hire private attorneys to file lawsuits on behalf of the state. • Underage drinking — House bill would set penalties for people who host parties where minors consume alcohol. • Mental health — House bill attempts to correct disparities among services in community centers. • Teacher conduct — House bill would provide reasons for suspending or revoking the license of a teacher or administrator for sexual misconduct with a student. • ’Bastard’ — House and Senate bills would remove the words “bastard” and “bastardy” from state laws
weapon when it went off. No one was injured, she said. The 17-year-old, Lorenzo Hemphill, is charged with two felonies, possession of a firearm on school property and discharging a firearm on school property. He is being charged as an adult, and was being held in the Hinds County Detention Center
without bond. Wingfiled High is on Scanlon Drive and has metal detectors. The gunshot prompted a lockdown. Wingfield has an enrollment of about 1,000 students, and is rated “at risk of failing” by the Mississippi Department of Education. It has the lowest graduation rate and the highest dropout rate in Jackson, reports say.
TYLERTOWN —A longtime Walthall County supervisor died Thursday after being hit by a truck while he was trying to clear a tree from a county bridge. Coroner Shannon Hartzog said 83-year-old Travis Alford was hit about 6 a.m. when the driver of a truck tried to dodge the tree and apparently didn’t see Alford on Sartinville Road. No charges have been filed or are expected, said Walthall County Sheriff Duane Dillon. The people in the truck stopped to help after realizing someone had been hit. Alford had been a county supervisor more than 43 years.
in paternity proceedings. • Cosmetology — Senate bill would restructure the state Board of Cosmetology to offer training programs and certification for shampooing and hair design. Currently, a license is required to shampoo hair. • State plane — House bill says anyone using a state plane for personal business would have to pay 10 times the cost of operation. • Insurance database — Senate bill would allow the state Department of Public Safety to study how to implement a database of insured drivers. A House bill would create a database state troopers could use to verify insurance.
Dead • Private cemeteries — Senate bill would’ve required landowners and leasees of private land with cemeteries or burial sites to give access for cemetery visits. • Civil rights museum — House bill would’ve authorized development. • Candy cigarettes — House bill would’ve banned the sale of candy or other food that look like tobacco. • Minors’ smoking — House bill would’ve set penalties for possession of tobacco. • Funeral contracts — House bill would’ve revised prepaid rules.
JACKSON — Virginia College is being sued by 14 people who say they participated in a pilot program at the college’s Jackson campus to become licensed practical nurses — only to find out the program was never accredited by the state. The nursing students are seeking $14 million in damages in Hinds County Circuit Court. The lawsuit says the pilot program was granted preliminary accreditation in 2009, and that allowed students to be admitted. The lawsuit says the school learned while the program was under way that it had not been accredited, but didn’t tell the students.
Vice president at SMCC tapped to lead school SUMMIT — Southwest Mississippi Community College’s vice president of student affairs has been promoted to president of the school. Steve Bishop succeeds Oliver Young who will retire in June. Bishop will assume duties July 1. The 70-year-old Young has been president of the twoyear school for six years. Young has spent 44 years in education, including 33 at Southwest. The Southwest board of trustees this week approved a two-year contract for Bishop at an annual salary of $110,000. Bishop graduated from
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Mistrial for doctor on drug charges PASCAGOULA — A mistrial was declared Thursday in the case against retired Pascagoula heart surgeon Dr. David Bruce. Circuit Judge Robert Krebs declared the mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked. Jurors deliberated more than two hours Thursday before sending word to the judge they could not reach a decision. Allen was charged with manufacturing marijuana and transfer of the controlled substance hashish. The defense rested Thursday morning, hours after the judge dropped four other charges against Allen. Krebs ruled there was insufficient evidence to try Allen on charges of bribing a witness, witness tampering, perjury and possession of marijuana.
Natchez schools boss set for hearing NATCHEZ — Anthony Morris and his lawyer will argue why he deserves to keep his job as superintendent of the Natchez-Adams School District at a hearing next month. Board attorney Bruce Kuehnle said Morris requested the hearing, to which he is entitled. At its regular meeting Thursday, the school board approved hearing Morris’ appeal on March 21. The school board voted 4-1 at its Jan. 20 meeting not to renew Morris’ contract. The contract expires June 30 of this year. Morris is in his eighth year as superintendent in Natchez. Before taking the job, Morris was director of personnel at South Panola High School. He was principal of Natchez High from 1994 to 1997.
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JACK VIX SAYS: Dogs and cats are among God’s most vulnerable creatures.
OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The Vicksburg Evening Post receives a carriers’ Valentine from the Democrat. • Mrs. Robert Allein assists the Presbyterian Church choir.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The Vicksburg Sanitarium will be completed in a few days. • The condition of Capt. Ed Dorsey continues serious.
100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Harry Smith of Port Gibson and his bride, who was Ellie Hart of Tallulah, are in the city. • Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hampton reach here from Sandusky, Ohio, in a 26-foot motorboat.
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Leo Koestler departs for Chicago. • The Albatross, huge transfer boat, lengthened 57 feet, arrives here from Koekuk.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931 B.H. Colmery attends the 12th annual midwinter conference of the trust company division of the American Bankers Association in New York.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 The Laurel basketball team wins a close game from the Vicksburg Greenies, 42-36. • Victor Hume, former resident, dies in Chicago.
60 YEARS AGO: 1951
A series of explosions relating directly to the nation’s war effort is launched at the Waterways Experiment Station. • A group of dependent lumber dealers from Minnesota visits here for a tour of Anderson-Tully Lumber Company mills and the National Military Park.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 P.T. Armstrong dies. • Services are held for Alex Blanche, Tallulah resident. • Mr. and Mrs. James Shiers announce the birth of a son, Rocky, on Feb. 12. • Carter M. Mayhall dies.
Odyssey not over for industry The number of illnesses associated with eating raw Gulf oysters has declined significantly in recent years — though not enough to persuade government to clam up about tougher regulations on the industry. Warm waters breed increased amounts of Vibrio vulnificus, a bacterium found in raw oysters that is destroyed when they are cooked. Vibrio can cause death when raw oysters are eaten by people with health problems. In 2001, the Food and Drug Administration and the seafood industry set a goal of reducing illnesses derived from raw oyster consumption by 60 percent by the end of the decade. New rules restricting the dates, times and temperatures oysters can be harvested were implemented. Data from Florida, Texas, Louisiana and California show that Vibrio illnesses declined by 36.3 percent in 2009 and by 41.4 percent in 2010. That’s good news. But it’s not good enough to satisfy regulators. In 2009, the FDA backed off a proposal to prohibit the sale of raw oysters during the summer
months, when the waters are warmest and the risk of Vibrio is the greatest. It also shelved a plan to require all oysters to receive a post-harvesting treatment — pasteurization, freezing or irradiation — that is designed to kill the bacteria. However, last spring the FDA imposed rules that required harvesters from May through July to deliver their catch to a certified dealer by 11:30 a.m.; from August through October, the deadline was noon. Harvesters also had the option of putting cooling systems on their boats, which could keep them on the water up until 4 p.m. But because that method was too costly for most oysterers, they were given the option of taking their catch directly to an oyster house that could cool oysters to 55 degrees within two hours. That enabled harvesters to stay on the water until 2 p.m. These regulations had more times and temps than a digital bank sign. But they still weren’t enough for officials. State aquaculture regulators now want to extend the 2010 rules into April and November.
40 YEARS AGO: 1971
If that doesn’t hit the magic 60 percent mark, then expect renewed calls to prohibit oyster harvesting during the warmest months, or worse, to require postharvesting processing. The Centers for Disease Control tracked 900 Vibrio infections from the Gulf states between 1988 and 2006. That’s an average of 50 a year, with about 15 fatalities. And that’s out of how many millions of people who consumed oysters? Vibrio is a serious risk to people with diabetes, liver conditions and other ailments that diminish their body’s immune systems. More people die from eating raw eggs or raw meats than from oysters. Life is full of risks. Consuming raw food is one of them. People should know the potential pitfalls, especially if they are in a high-risk group. That’s why restaurant menus warn diners of the dangers of eating uncooked shellfish. Current oyster regulations are working. Going any further will likely create economic hardship that is not commensurate with the nominal benefits.
Mrs. Elizabeth Flanagan dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martin announce the birth of a daughter, Monica, on Feb. 6. • Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Stevens are honored with a reception on their 50th wedding anniversary.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981 The Postal Service wins approval to charge 18 cents to mail a first-class letter, 2 cents less than it wanted. • James Vardaman McGuffie Sr. dies. • Mike and Tracy McElroy are the parents of a son, Brandon Michael, born Feb. 10. • Services are held for Mrs. Pearl V. Beasley.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Five houses near Duff Green Mansion are scheduled to be moved a few blocks away. • A strong storm flips a vacant mobile home and topples a tree. • Nicholas Roy Hearn celebrates his fourth birthday.
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Daniel McPhearson and Lacey Chaney serve as pages for the Mississippi Senate. • Ruth Morrison Montgomery dies. • Taylor Brett Derossette celebrates his third birthday.
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Egypt unrest shows depth of America’s declining global influence WASHINGTON — For those who are prone to be prone to such things, recent events in Egypt were further evidence of declining American global influence. The protesters, one article complained, didn’t even bother to burn our flag. We are seeing, according to some observers, a “post-American Middle East.” Another explained that the “age of Western hegemony is fading away.” Nevermind that the protesters were using Western technology to demand individual rights. Or that many of the young, secular bloggers who laid the groundwork for the revolution alternated between Arabic and English and had visited or studied in America. Lay aside the fact that Egyptians marching in the streets focused their demands on only two actors, the Egyptian government and the American government — not the United Nations or the Arab League or China. In fact, China’s response was to remove the word “Egypt” from its Internet search engines and lay low until the storm passed. Such considerations should not be allowed to detract from our sense of impotence — a paradoxical tribute to our ambitions. People in Holland
People in Holland or Costa Rica do not celebrate or decry their lack of sway in Egyptian politics. Only Americans feel vindication or guilt at the limits of their power.
or Costa Rica do not celebrate or decry their lack of sway in Egyptian politics. Only Americans feel vindication or guilt at the limits of their power. Those limits are obvious along the Nile. The outcome of the current struggle matters greatly to American interests. The emergence of a Sunni version of Iran in Egypt would be a major blow. A democratic transition, even a messy and partial one, might eventually isolate or domesticate the extremists and defuse hatred for America. But the course of events in Egypt is determined by an internal balance of nationalism and religion, fear and hope, that America can only influence on the margins. That is frustrating, but hardly new.
And the limits of a certain American policy approach in the Middle East have never been more obvious. Decades of aiding a military dictator, who presides over a corrupt, unresponsive government, who has managed his economy into stagnation and scarcity, and who has driven most legitimate opposition toward the radical mosque, have not produced stability. There’s a reason shahs are sometimes followed by mullahs — because religious extremism is the opiate of a humiliated people. Who can seriously argue that the denouement in Egypt will be better after another year of repression, or another decade? But it is a tricky thing to extrapolate these limits into a theory of
American decline. Decline compared to what? Compared to the heady, unipolar moment immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union? Or compared to coldest days of the Cold War, when the Soviet Union sent military aid and advisers to Syria, Egypt, Libya and Iraq, attempting to block American actions at every turn? The scholar Joseph Nye describes a layer cake of American influence. On the first level, military power, America remains unchallenged. On the second, economic influence, the world has been multipolar for a while now. On a third level — a transnational realm of bankers and terrorists, Facebook and hackers — power is diffused to a wide range of actors, both good and bad, who now have the ability to sponsor Sept. 11, 2001, or Jan. 25, 2011. In the complex determination of national influence, those with the best story, the most compelling narrative, have an advantage. In the Middle East, does military dictatorship on the Baathist or Mubarak models seem the wave of the future? Does Iranian theocracy, which in reaction to democratic protests has collapsed into military control, seem worthy of emulation?
These systems may be imposed at the barrel of a gun. But on the streets of Cairo, self-government is the hope. It seems the system most likely to result in progress, social vitality and national achievement. And it seems that way because it is. At least since Franklin Roosevelt, American leaders have viewed the appeal of democratic ideals as a source of national power. America now has less direct control, say, in Germany and Japan than it did in the 1950s. But both are monuments to American influence. Democracies do not always do our bidding, but in the long run they are both more stable and peaceful than countries ruled by the whims of a single man. Democratic transitions are difficult and uncertain, especially in places with shallow democratic roots. But it is strangely disconnected from American history and ideals to regard a popular revolt against an oppressive ruler as a sign of American decline.
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smart money Q: Which is a better way to start investing for my children: opening a Roth IRA or purchasing stock? My husband and I would like to provide for their future and hopefully not have BRUCE them struggle like we did. I have heard so many good things about a Roth IRA that I think that would get a better return. We have been paying down our debt and as we get it down we would like to use some of the money we now have to start for our children. — P.R. in Iowa A: Stocks and mutual funds
— which are comprised of stocks — are investment vehicles. Roth IRA is the name of the legislation that allows you to take advantage of some very lenient tax laws. When opening a Roth IRA, you still have to make a decision as to where and how the money is to be invested. The difference in the money that you use to invest in a Roth IRA is aftertax money, money you have already paid taxes on. While it may not be exciting reading you should start to educate yourself in the fundamental areas of investing. There are so many financial publications, financial TV shows and just reading your newspaper that can help you get a grasp on how to get started. •
Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experts stunned by surge in air traffic control errors WASHINGTON (AP) — In a time of unparalleled aviation safety in the United States, reports of mistakes by air traffic controllers have nearly doubled — a contradiction that has safety experts puzzled. The latest — a near midair collision of an American Airlines jet with 259 people aboard and two Air Force transport planes southeast of New York City — has raised eyebrows in Congress and led to questions about a nonpunitive culture of error reporting. A US Airways plane carrying 95 people crossed paths with a small cargo plane in September, coming within 50
to 100 feet of each other while taking off from Minneapolis. A few months e a r l i e r, a US Airways Airbus 319 Evan intersected Seeley the path of another cargo plane during an aborted landing in Anchorage, Alaska. In fact, an air traffic controller at the Ronkonkoma, N.Y., radar facility that handled the American plane says he complained about a lax atmosphere at the facility — the second busiest of its kind in
the nation. Controller Evan Seeley, 26, said he ran afoul of the local union when he tried to prevent sick leave and scheduling abuses aimed at increasing overtime pay. Even more disturbing were Seeley’s charges that controllers sometimes watch movies and play with electronic devices during nighttime shifts. He said he has sent his complaints to the Transportation Department’s inspector general and to the Office of Special Counsel, which investigates whistleblower charges. He claims his recent demotion from his position as a manager was related to the complaints.
GM, Chrysler workers get bonuses DETROIT — Most of the 26,000 white-collar workers at General Motors will get performance bonuses of 4 to 16 percent of their base salaries this year, but payments to a small number could be 50 percent or more, the company said Thursday. Chrysler Group LLC also will give bonuses to whitecollar workers, with payments expected today. Both companies needed government bailouts in 2008 and 2009 to stay in business and make it through bankruptcy protection. GM said in a statement that the bonuses would be based on each employee’s performance as well as the company’s. The statement did not say how much on average each worker would get. Chrysler spokesman Gualberto Ranieri would not comment on the matter.
Suit aims to block Hancock-Whitney deal NEW ORLEANS — A company that holds stock in Whitney Holding Corp. is suing to block the bank’s acquisition by Hancock Holding Co. A class-action lawsuit filed by Realistic Partners accuses Whitney’s directors of acting in their own interests at the expense of shareholders and of preventing investors from making an informed decision about the proposed $1.5 billion deal. The boards for the parent companies of Hancock Bank and Whitney National Bank approved the stock-for-stock transaction in December. A Hancock spokesman and Whitney spokeswoman wouldn’t comment on the suit. The agreement between Gulfport, Miss.-based Hancock Holding and New Orleans-based Whitney Holding awaits regulatory approval.
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Nokia, Microsoft join smart phone forces HELSINKI — Technology titans Nokia and Microsoft are combining forces to create smart phones that might challenge rivals like Apple and Google and revive their own fortunes in a market they have struggled to keep up with. Nokia Corp., the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, said today it plans to use Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone software as the main platform for its smart phones in an effort to pull market share away from Apple’s iPhone and Android, Google’s software for phones and tablets. Analysts said the deal was a bigger win for Microsoft than Nokia, whose CEO Stephen Elop in a leaked memo this week compared his company to a burning oil platform with “more than one explosion ... fueling a blazing fire around us.” Nokia’s share price plunged more than 8 percent to $10.15 after the announcement.
Egypt unrest puts oil near $87 Oil prices rose to around $87 a barrel today as Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak clung to power amid growing protests calling for his resignation. Benchmark crude for March delivery was up 25 cents at $86.98 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 2 cents to settle at $86.73 on Thursday. In London, Brent crude gained 61 cents to $101.48 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange. Mubarak, in power for 30 years, said late Thursday that he would pass some
authority to his vice president but would not immediately leave office. Protesters seeking to oust Mubarak were massing in Cairo’s central square today, posing a major test for the military.
Food safety law covers informants MINNEAPOLIS — Food industry workers who become whistleblowers gained protection against retaliation from their employers with a littlenoticed provision in the sweeping food safety law President Barack Obama signed last month. The Food Safety and Modernization Act is best known for sections that aim to prevent foodborne illnesses, allow the Food and Drug Administration to order recalls and make it easier to trace contaminated food to its source. But the law also protects workers at food companies regulated by the FDA from being fired, demoted or denied promotions or raises if they speak up about what they think are violations.
Options proposed in housing crisis draft WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is poised to release long-awaited proposals for reducing government support of the mortgage market, but Congress will choose the path for reforming financially teetering housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Treasury Department was to release a report today that lays out three choices for winding down Fannie and Freddie and moving to a more privatized mortgage market, say people familiar with the administration’s approach. The report will not endorse any of the options — a decision by the administration designed to provoke a discussion about the role of government in housing finance without roiling the housing market or locking President Barack Obama to a particular solution. The report’s scenarios are: • No government role, except for existing agencies like the Federal Housing Administration. • A government role that explicitly guarantees mortgages only when the market is in trouble. • A government role at all times, though not through government supported entities like Fannie and Freddie. “Under any of the scenarios there’s going to need to be more private capital in the housing system,” said Michael Barr, who recently left his post as assistant treasury secretary to return to teaching at Michigan University Law School. “That’s going to mean more pressure on interest rates.” The greater the government involvement, the milder the impact on borrowing costs. But more government involvement also places more taxpayer money at risk.
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‘You’re hired?’ Trump mulls 2012 presidential run WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how wide open is the Republican presidential field? Vast enough that Donald Trump might want you to hire him. The billionaire real estate mogul and host of television’s “The Apprentice” got a raucous reception Thursday when he dangled a potential candidacy before thousands of conservatives who descended on the nation’s capital eager to
help a GOP challenger deny President Barack Obama a second term. “The United States is becoming the laughingstock of the world,” Trump said, sounding every bit a candidate as he offered his rationale for a possible bid. In a speech sprinkled with quips and jabs, he said he would decide by June whether to run. “The Donald” was among
almost a dozen potential presidential candidates, in various stages of considering a 2012 run, auditioning before 11,000 conservatives at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference. Some are more serious about it than others. The annual gathering marked the unofficial start of the GOP presidential nomination fight. Not a single Republican has announced his or her
candidacy and each day seems to bring a new player into the mix. There is no clear frontrunner to take on the Democratic incumbent. Would-be contenders were using the event to test messages, introduce themselves and gauge support. “This is about making Barack Obama a one-term president,” said Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a tea
party favorite who’s flirting with a bid. Opening the conference as the keynote speaker, she said, “We’re all about winning in 2012.” She didn’t say whether she planned to enter the race. On tap for today: Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney,
who ended his presidential campaign in 2008 at this meeting. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is to speak Saturday. Several potential candidates were absent: Sarah Palin, the 2008 vice presidential GOP nominee, and Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008, are favorites among conservatives who declined invitations, citing conflicts.
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An officer runs with a hostage after Thursday’s standoff.
One killed in standoff at N.C. bank
19-year-old had held up Wachovia branch in quiet Raleigh suburb CARY, N.C. (AP) — A hostage hiding in a North Carolina bank secretly helped police during a standoff with a teenager who was shot dead after slowly emerging from the building holding a gun to the head of one of his captives, authorities said. The gruesome final scene after three tense hours in the quiet suburban town played out live on television Thursday during the dinner hour. None of the hostages nor any of the officers involved were injured, authorities said. “This is absolutely not how we wanted this to end,” Cary Police Chief Pat Bazemore said. “It is a very sad situation that we did end up shooting the suspect.”
The standoff began around 3 p.m. when the man attempted to rob a Wachovia bank in Cary, a booming suburb west of Raleigh that prides itself on having little crime. Police arrived within two minutes and found the man had taken hostages. Authorities said 19-year-old Devon Mitchell of Cary held as many as seven people in the bank and officers were able to negotiate the release of four of them. Two women were released shortly after police arrived, and two more people were released an hour later. During one of the releases, overhead television footage showed one of the hostages running from the building quickly while the second fell to
the ground outside the bank’s door and didn’t move. Officers rushed to her side, helped her up and ran backward while keeping their guns aimed at the building’s door. Three people remained inside, but Bazemore said Mitchell wasn’t aware of one of them. She said that hostage was relaying information to authorities outside. As darkness fell, Mitchell slowly walked out of the bank with the woman hostage. Officers swarmed and the suspect fell to the ground amid a cluster of gunshots and smoke. The hostage fell to her knees, apparently unharmed. Cary is consistently ranked as both one of the nation’s safest places to live.
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‘Grandad Bandit’ says guilty to bank heists RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The graying, balding man dubbed the “Granddad Bandit” pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to robbing two Virginia banks and acknowledged two dozen other heists from New York to Mississippi to Texas. Michael Francis Mara, 53, quietly answered “Yes, ma’am” or “No ma’am” but made no statement during a plea hearing before U.S. Magistrate Judge Hannah Lauck in Richmond. Mara will not be charged in the other robberies. Authorities say Mara took more than $83,000 in the heists, starting in Richmond in 2008 and ending with a North Carolina holdup the day before his Aug. 11 arrest. He was captured after a six-hour standoff with police at his Baton Rouge, La., home. Along the way, authorities said, he stopped in Mississippi, taking on Feb. 27, 2009, $2,600 from a Liberty Bank and Trust in Jackson and on Jan. 20, 2010, $3440 from a Regions Bank, also in Jackson.
Mara faced up to 20 years for each charge, but his plea deal with prosecutors calls for him to spend 25 years in Michael Francis prison. He is Mara scheduled to be sentenced May 11. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride said that while Mara has not given investigators any motive for the robberies, he was not “hard off” and was employed with a vehicle transportation company. Mara’s federal public defender, Elizabeth Wilson, declined comment following the half-hour hearing. The FBI dubbed Mara the “Granddad Bandit” to help law enforcement and the public identify the man. The agency plastered bank surveillance photos of Mara on billboards around the country in August. He was arrested a week later after authorities received a tip from someone who saw the billboard.
‘Run Geezer Run!’: Fans track robber on Internet LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entrepreneurs are printing surveillance shots of his wrinkled face on T-shirts, thousands of people “Like” him on Facebook and many are wishing him continued success at evading the law. To his legion of fans, the “Geezer Bandit” is a bank-robbing old man with a quirky nickname whose popularity only seems to grow with each heist. But authorities trying to track him down say there is nothing light hearted about the doddering robber. They say he is an armed
and dangerous menace who leaves bank tellers terrified and could strike at any time. He might even be someone younger disguised under a lifelike special-effects mask. In a region the FBI has dubbed the bank robbery capital of the world, where stickups still occur on an almost daily basis, the “Geezer Bandit” case has captured the public’s interest like few others in recent memory. The aging robber is showing no signs of retiring. On Jan. 28, authorities say the blazerclad geezer struck at a Bank of America branch in Goleta.
Mara never used a disguise. He waited patiently in line and handed the teller a note demanding a specific amount of money. Once he suggested he had a weapon, but authorities said there was no indication he ever used one. Mara typically reaped only a few thousand dollars at each bank, officials say.
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City Continued from Page A1. going to come in some different way,” said Christi Kilroy, Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce executive director, who also made the trip. “The trip went well,” Economic Development Foundation Executive Director Wayne Mansfield said this morning. “Our priority project was the Washington Street bridge, and I think Senator Cochran and Congressman Thompson agreed it’s a priority, and we hope to get assistance from them.” He said the delegation’s next step is to continue communication with the Washington delegation, though no meetings have been scheduled. Cory Horton, senior legislative assistant in Thompson’s office, said funds likely will come through grants. “The meeting was very good,” Horton said. “The congressman is committed to doing everything he can to help.” Thompson suggested applying for money through the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and Community Development Block Grants. A statement from Cochran’s
office said the senator is offering support. “With the focus in Washington on fiscal austerity, we had a frank discussion about the city’s needs and how the absence of congressionally directed spending for at least the next year could affect their plans,” the statement said. “They are aware that, with or without the availability of earmarked funding, I am ready to work with them to try to secure federal assistance for the city.” Winfield said the group also met with Sen. Roger Wicker, who offered little encouragement that federal funding would be received. The Washington Street bridge over the Kansas City Southern Railway, the main thoroughfare connecting Interstate 20 to downtown Vicksburg, has been closed to vehicles since January 2009. In June 2010, Kanzaa Construction of Tokepa, Kan., began construction on a roadway-topped rail tunnel for $8.6 million. The project is expected to be complete by May. Funding also was sought for infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Vicksburg, a bridge for South Frontage Road to extend over KCS
tracks to connect from Old Highway 27 to the section in front of the Outlets at Vicksburg, a county sanitary sewer system, maintenance dredging of the lower Mississippi River, restoration of the port’s intermodal connector fund, the design of a road to connect U.S. 61 North to Haining Road and the remodeling of the Interstate 20 interchange at Flowers. The delegates had also voiced support for the Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond Battlefield Addition Act, which would increase the size and scope of the Vicksburg National Military Park by 10,000 acres through voluntary sale, donation or exchange. The three areas were part of the Campaign for Vicksburg during the Civil War. Also traveling on the lobbying trip were representatives from the county, the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street and the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The group left last weekend and met with the congressional delegation during the first three business days of the week.
On the agenda Meeting Thursday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Addressed the city’s policy of donating the use of public facilities. Mayor Paul Winfield said while the board approves the use of a public facility, the organization or individual renting is responsible for the cost of insurance, security and cleanup. • Heard from Executive Director Annette Kirklin about upcoming events at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. • Received sealed bids for fuel access card from Fuel Man and The Pantry, which operates the Kangaroo gas stations. The board voted to take the bids under advisement until the board meeting. • OK’d a Vicksburg Police Department policy stating the number of hours served during suspension issued would be eight instead of the usual 12- hour shift. • Accepted a $40,000 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program award from Federal Emergency Management Agency. The grant requires a 10 percent local match. City grant writer Marcia Weaver said the grant will go to purchase four new powered stretchers for ambulances at the Vicksburg Fire Department. • Authorized the preparation and submittal of an application to receive recycling bins from the Mississippi Recycling Bin Grant Program under the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. • Authorized the preparation and submittal of
an application for the April 2011 Affordable Housing Program funded through the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas. • OK’d Victor Gray-Lewis, director of Buildings and Inspections, to proceed to cut, clean and demolish a property at 150 Openwood Lane. • Rescinded a motion from the Feb. 7 board meeting to enter into a contract for services with Arielle Buchman for the 2011 Tennis in the Park spring break minicamp. Buchman had a schedule conflict. • OK’d a contract for services with Kalinina Sandoval for the 2011 Tennis in the Park minicamp. • Re-appointed Joe Graham to the Civil Service Commission. • Declared Feb. 21, which is President’s Day, as a city holiday. • OK’d a request for $225 for radio sponsorship from WRTM-FM radio station for Black History Month. • OK’d adding Robert Taylor and Dennis Barnett, both of the street department, to the employee driving list. • OK’d allocation of $17,000 to Four Seasons of the Arts. • OK’d claims docket. • Discussed gas rates, housing and contractors with Willie Robinson, a private citizen. In closed session, the board: • Discussed 16 personnel matters in recreation, fire, engineering and sewer departments. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 in City Hall Annex room 109.
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chow. “I hate anything to come around me and I can’t feed them, so I started feeding them,” said Williams, 75. “When they look at you so pitiful, you just have to feed them.” Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society director Georgia Lynn said Williams has taken good care of the felines but needs help. “Its a healthy colony,” she said, “but it’s an example of what not to do. Don’t let it get that far out of control before you contact somebody.” Williams is about to get the help he needs, and Lynn hopes others will, too. Over the next four Saturdays, the Humane Society will partner with Paws Rescue and MS-SPAN — Mississippi Spay and Neuter, a Pearl organization — to provide affordable neutering procedures for local cats and dogs on the “Little Fix Rig,” which will be parked at the U.S. 61 South facility. “If we can spay 100 dogs that might otherwise have six puppies, that’s cutting 600 unwanted animals in a year,” Lynn said. “We want the people who can’t afford it to be able to get their pets neutered. A lot of people are having hard times but still want to keep their pets.” Dubbed “Beat the Heat,” the initiative is built around Spay Day USA, formally recognized on Feb. 22. “The goal of this program is to increase awareness of the need for and the benefits of spaying or neutering
into widespread discontent with Mubarak’s authoritarian lock on power, corruption, economic woes and widespread disparities between rich and poor. “In these grave circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic,” a grimlooking Suleiman said. “He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state. God is our protector and succor.” Nobel Peace laureate Mohammed ElBaradei, whose young suporters were among the organizers of the protest movement, told The Associated Press, “This is the greatest day of my life.” “The country has been liberated after decades of repression,” he said adding that he expects a “beautiful” transition of power. Outside Mubarak’s Oruba Palace in northern Cairo, women on balconies ululated with the joyous tongue-trilling used to mark weddings and births. “Finally we are free,” said Safwan Abo Stat, a 60-yearold in the crowd of protesters at the palace. “From now on anyone who is going to rule will know that these people are great.” Another, Mohammed elMasry, weeping with joy, said he had spent the past
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James Williams with his cats at his house on Watkins Road. domestic pets while working to reduce the number of homeless pets in the Vicksburg-Warren County community,” Paws Rescue president Leigh Conerly said in a written statement. “We want to encourage people to have their cats and dogs spayed and neutered this month before puppy and kitten season arrives.” Applications for an appointment are available at the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society on U.S. 61 South across from Vicksburg Municipal Airport.
The cost is $25 for male cats, $35 for female cats, $55 for male dogs under 40 pounds and $65 for female dogs under 40 pounds. The prices average about $50 less per operation than would be charged by an animal hospital. Also, rabies vaccinations will be given for $8. Paws Rescue’s “trap-neuterreturn” program will be used on Williams’ cats, which are for the most part wild. The brood goes through about 16 pounds of cat food in two days, said Williams, a
retired inspector from Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station who also worked as a welder at LeTourneau Industries. He said he spends about half his income providing for them. “It’s too many to be feeding,” he said with a laugh. A similar clinic featuring retired Vicksburg police Sgt. Doug Arp at MS-SPAN’s Pearl facility begins Friday for Jackson-area residents. Arp, known for attentiongetting stunts in support of crime prevention, will spend 24 hours in a cooler.
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E-cigarettes to be banned from U.S. airlines RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation says the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes on airplanes is prohibited and plans to issue an official ban this spring, according to a letter from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood obtained by The Associated Press. In the letter to Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, LaHood said the department has been informing airlines and the public that it interprets smoking regulations to include e-cigarettes. Lautenberg, who wrote the 1987 law that banned smoking on airplanes, had asked transportation officials to clarify the rule. E-cigarettes are plastic and metal devices that heat a
liquid nicotine solution in a disposable cartridge, creating vapor that the “smoker” inhales. A tiny light on the tip glows like a real cigarette. They have prompted debate over how risky they are and whether they’re legal. Numerous videos on YouTube show passengers using the devices on airplanes. Lautenberg even said some passengers have interpreted flight attendant instructions to mean that the devices were only prohibited when other electronic devices were not allowed during takeoff and landing. Many airlines already have begun informing passengers that the devices are not allowed on flights, but Lautenberg said there had been confusion over their use and
wanted to make sure officials were solidly opposed to opening the door to e-smoking on planes. Some e-cigarette distributors have touted their convenience because they can be “smoked” anywhere traditional cigarettes are not allowed. “We still don’t know the health effects of e-cigarettes, and we don’t want to turn airline passengers into laboratory mice,” Lautenberg said in an e-mailed statement. Jason Healy, president of e-cigarette maker Blu Cigs, called the move somewhat disappointing, but said it isn’t the end of the world. Healy said he hopes that once more people understand e-cigarettes and more testing is done, that airlines could choose whether to allow them.
“I understand from an airline’s view the hassles it could create,” said Healy, whose company has partnered with a luxury charter jet company to provide free e-cigs on private flights. “It’s not the actual product, it’s the disruption and explaining to everyone else that it’s not smoke.” Users and distributors say e-cigarettes address both the nicotine addiction and the behavioral aspects of smoking — the holding of the cigarette, the puffing, seeing the smoke come out and the hand motion — without the more than 4,000 chemicals found in cigarettes. Nearly 46 million Americans smoke cigarettes. About 40 percent try to quit each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pre-
vention. But unlike nicotine patches or gums, e-smokes have operated in a legal gray area. First marketed overseas in 2002, e-cigarettes didn’t become easily available in the U.S. until late 2006. Now, the industry has grown from the thousands of users in 2006 to several million worldwide, with tens of thousands new e-smokers every week. The future of e-cigarettes is likely to be decided by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA lost a court case last year after trying to treat e-cigarettes as drug-delivery devices, rather than tobacco products, because e-cigarettes heat nicotine extracted from tobacco.
Ethics watchdog group targets congressional sleepovers WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington ethics watchdog says it’s time for Congress to crack down on lawmakers who sleep in their offices rather than pay for a place to live. Reacting to a surge in congressmen bunking down in their work spaces, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington wants the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether the politicians are getting an unfair tax break and violating their own rules by making personal use of public resources. “House office buildings are
not dorms or frat houses,” Melanie Sloan, the group’s executive director, said Thursday. “If members didn’t want to find housing in Washington, they shouldn’t have run for Congress in the first place.” For years, at least a few lawmakers have slept on couches and cots in their offices to avoid long commutes or pricey Washington rents. Some see it as a badge of honor, a commitment to frugality and hard work and a reminder to constituents they don’t consider Washington home. CREW cited media reports
that more than 30 lawmakers, all men, sleep in their offices. Sloan thinks the real total could be as many as 40 or 50 after a wave of budget-conscious, anti-Washington freshmen won seats in November. Rep. Paul Ryan, the House Budget Committee chairman, has slept in his office for years. Ryan, R-Wis., brushed aside questions about the complaint. “People have been doing it for decades,” he said. “I work until midnight every night. I get up at 6 every morning.” Another longtime office-
sleeper, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said he’ll move out if the rules change. But he said it is more convenient for him to stay in the Capitol complex. A spokesman for the Office of Congressional Ethics declined to comment except to say that the office had received CREW’s letter, which maintains that the free living arrangements amount to a taxable benefit that should be reported to the IRS. Several congressional officials said they weren’t aware of any rules or guidance specifically addressing the matter.
Sloan said that aside from the legal and rules questions, she has heard reports from congressional staffers about uncomfortable work environments. “Especially if you’re a woman and you’re working late and your boss is there getting ready for bed, that seems designed for discomfort,” she said. Besides, she added, “who wants to run into a member of Congress in need of a shower wandering the halls in sweats or a robe?”
Stadium Continued from Page A1. needs renovations, including repair or replacement of elevators and upgrades to the scoreboard and the press box. Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, a graduate of Jackson State, voted for the transfer. Some lawmakers who support Jackson State voted against transferring the stadium to the university, fearing it could be too expensive to maintain. Others worried that the transaction could
undermine Jackson State’s ability to eventually win public and private funding and support for a new oncampus stadium. “I bleed blue and white. I went there. That’s my school. I support it. I love it,” said Rep. Earle Banks, D-Jackson. But in a state where historically black universities have often struggled for state support, Banks said he was leery of the politics that led to the deal: “To me, this does not pass the smell test.”
Contacted this morning, Flaggs disagreed: “Until we can build Jackson State its own stadium, it’s in their best interest for them to be able to operate and have total management authority of that stadium.” The University of Mississippi Medical Center, which is across the street from Veterans Memorial Stadium, uses the stadium’s parking lot. UMMC has discussed eventually trying to acquire the land to develop more
medical facilities. House Public Property Committee Chairman Mary Coleman, D-Jackson, said top officials at Jackson State, UMMC, DFA and the state Institutions of Higher Learning agreed on the plan the House passed. “We did our research and our due diligence,” Jackson State President Carolyn Meyers said in an interview outside the House chamber. “This is a good deal until we get our own stadium.”
The bill has provisions that would allow Jackson State to give the stadium back to DFA in three years if the maintenance is too expensive or there are other problems, said Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson. He said he understands concerns by Banks and others. “You don’t want a red herring,” Brown said. “You don’t want a stadium around there that’s going to fall down around you.”
Goodman, all of Vicksburg; five sons, Alfred Knight, Eddie Knight, Gerald Knight, Trent Knight and Frederick Knight, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Clara Pope of Rolling Fork; 22 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.
Mr. Shelby died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, at his home. He was 41. He was a member of Locust Grove M.B. Church. He was a coach and mentor for the Vicksburg Browns football team. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence McGloster.
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Fredrick Agustus Brown JACKSON — Fredrick Agustus Brown died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, in Vicksburg. He was 56. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Presley and Rose Adline Brown; and a brother, William Carol Smith. Survivors include his brothers, Charles Wesley Brown and Ollie Gay Brown; and his sisters, Lillie Fran Harkey, Barbara Ann Hearn and Amelia Louise Saldona. Graveside services will be at noon Saturday at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. Linda Palmer officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Charles Franklin Brown, Michael Earl Brown, Brian Wesley Brown, William Agustus Cummins, Timothy Wayne Hearn and Jeremy Truitt Brown. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Lynn Cummins and Kelly Leo. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at www.fisherfuneralhome.net
Teretha Gibson HOLLANDALE — Teretha Gibson of Hollandale died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. She
was 55. Ms. Gibson is survived by five brothers, Ray Gibson of Greenville, Phill Gibson Sr. of Hollandale, James Gibson of Rolling Fork, Don Gibson of Jacksonville, Ark., and Glenn Gibson of Charleston, S.C.; and five sisters, Anita Bell and Bridget Gibson, both of Delta City, Mary Duke of Anguilla, Martha Page of Hollandale and Virginia Thomas of Chicago. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sweet Home M.B. Church in Delta City with Pastor George Bean officiating. Burial will follow at Caney Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork.
Willie Myles Greene GARY, Ind. — Willie Myles “Sonny” Greene, formerly of Vicksburg, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, in Gary, Ind. He was 67. Mr. Greene was born in Indianola to Fred Green and Velma Myles. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Vicksburg and graduated in 1962 from Froebel High School in Gary. He served in the Air Force before working at the former Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 2002. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Greene of Gary; three stepchildren, Shanita Sells and Anthony Sells, both of Gary, and Anderson Broaden of Fargo, N.D.; three brothers, Freddy Greene and Johnny Greene, both of Gary, and Louis Jackson of Manassas, Va.; one sister, Brenda Holiday of Gary; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at Powell-Coleman Funeral Home in Gary. Burial followed at the Veterans
Mattie Knight Mattie “Pie” Knight died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Promise Hospital. She was 70. Mrs. Knight was a homemaker and a member of Just Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Knight; her mother, Daisy Montgomery; her father, Will Anderson; three sisters, Mary Gardner, Mariah Banks and Willie Mae Anderson; two brothers, Leory McGee and Washington McGee; and one grandchild, Kachandra Owens. Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Hendrix, Tammy Knight and Sharon
Services for Clarence “Rock” Shelby Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Locust Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Williams Funeral Service until 7 tonight with family present from 5 until 7 p.m.
Memorial services for Frank Diggins Williams will be at 1 p.m. today at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Mr. Williams died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at his home. He was 61. He was a self-employed carpenter and was of the Baptist faith.
PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT
Clear tonight, lows in the 20s; sunny and clear Saturday, highs in the 50s
WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.
LOCAL FORECAST saturday-sunday Sunny and clear; highs in the 50s, lows in the 20s
STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear; lows in the 20s saturday-sunday Sunny and clear; highs in the 50s, lows in the 20s
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 31º Low/past 24 hours............... 17º Average temperature......... 24º Normal this date................... 49º Record low..............13º in 1899 Record high............76º in 1938 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.34 inches Total/year.................9.55 inches Normal/month......1.87 inches Normal/year...........7.34 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active..........................11:54 A.M. Most active................. 5:41 P.M. Active................................NA P.M. Most active.................. 6:08 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:44 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:45 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:49
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 15.0 | Change: 1.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.6 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.4 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.6 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.6 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.4 River....................................62.3
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 23.1 Sunday.................................... 22.8 Monday.................................. 22.4 Memphis Saturday....................................9.4 Sunday.......................................8.7 Monday.....................................8.2 Greenville Saturday................................. 23.4 Sunday.................................... 23.5 Monday.................................. 23.3 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 16.0 Sunday.................................... 16.7 Monday.................................. 16.8
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GENEVA (AP) — The father of the missing Swiss twins wrote a letter to his estranged wife saying he had killed them and intended to kill himself, Swiss police said today. Matthias Kaspar Schepp wrote in a Feb. 3 letter from Italy that 6-year-olds Alessia and Livia were dead and he would now kill himself, and his body was found later that day,
Charges reduced in taped bullying MEDIA, Pa. — Five of the seven suburban Philadelphia juveniles charged in videotaped bullying have admitted their roles in return for having the most serious charges against them dropped. Delaware County prosecutors also dropped all charges against the teen who taped the attack in which the 13-year-old victim was dragged through the snow, stuffed in a tree and hanged by his jacket from a 7-foot fence post. The victim agreed with prosecutors’ offer to drop felony aggravated assault and kidnapping charges in return for admissions to misdemeanors. The teens will remain in custody until a juvenile detention hearing Feb. 22. The final suspect denies wrongdoing. His trial is set for next week.
Mandela in-law won’t be extradited to U.S. JOHANNESBURG — A South African court today refused a U.S. request that the son-in-law of former South African President Nelson Mandela be sent to Connecticut to face sexual assault charges. Magistrate Tefo Myambo ruled in Isaac Amuah’s favor at an extradition hearing in Johannesburg, saying he was convinced the accuser was alleging rape to get money. Amuah, a former professor at Manchester Community Technical College, left Connecticut 12 years ago while facing the charges, which he denies.
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A marine archaelogist searches the waters off Honolulu for clues to the Two Brothers vessel.
Researchers uncover whaling ship from 1823 HONOLULU (AP) — A fierce sperm whale sank the first whaling ship under George Pollard’s command and inspired the classic American novel “Moby Dick.” Two years later, a second whaler captained by Pollard struck a coral reef during a night storm and sank in shallow water. Marine archaeologists 600 miles northwest of Honolulu have found the wreck site of Pollard’s second vesse, the Two Brothers, which went down in 1823. Most of the wooden Nantucket whaling ship disintegrated in Hawaii’s warm waters in the nearly two centuries since. But research-
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The search for five victims of a massive explosion that rocked a Pennsylvania neighborhood has reached its grim conclusion, but the search for clues about what caused the disaster that leveled two houses and burned many more has only begun. Investigators and utility workers picked through the smoldering ruins of a rowhouse neighborhood Thursday, trying to determine whether an 83-year-old castiron gas main was the culprit in a thunderous explosion that killed five people. The fiery blast late Wednesday night was the latest deadly natural-gas disaster in recent months to raise questions about the safety of the nation’s aging, 2.5-million-mile network of pipes.
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GENEVA — The World Health Organization says governments should do more to clamp down on alcohol abuse that is killing 2.5 million people each year. The U.N. body says some 4 percent of all deaths worldwide are attributable to alcohol. WHO’s report recommends governments raise alcohol taxes, restrict sales, promote alcoholism prevention and treatment programs, and ban some alcohol advertising.
Clues sought in deadly Pa. blast
police from the Swiss canton (state) of Vaud said. Police say Schepp threw himself under a train in the southern Italian city of Cerignola. His letter did not say when or where he killed his children. The girls were reported missing by their mother Jan. 30. “The father declared he had killed his two daughters and he was in Cerignola where
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ers found several harpoons, a hook used to strip whales of their blubber, and other items. “To find the physical remains of something that seems to have been lost to time is pretty amazing,” said Nathaniel Philbrick, an author and historian who spent more than three years researching the Essex — and its fatal encounter with the whale — the Two Brothers and their captain. Officials from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument were due to announce their findings at a news conference today, exactly 188 years after the wreck.
Agency urges grip on alcohol abuse
MANASSAS, Va. — A pair of attacks just blocks apart left three people dead and three others injured in a Virginia suburb of Washington. A man described as a person of interest was being questioned in both, police said. Two people were shot and killed and two others were hurt about 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Georgetown South neighborhood of Manassas, police spokesman Sgt. Tim Neumann said. About 20 minutes later, police were called to another home about a quarter-mile away where one person had been killed and another injured with a knife.
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SPORTS Friday, Februar y 11, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B7
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Eagles win, advance to state tournament Ex-Bulldog By Ernest Bowker firstname.lastname@example.org
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On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - It’s a classic NBA matchup of East vs. West tonight, as the Lakers take on the Knicks in Madison Square Garden.
FLOWOOD — After falling behind for the first time all night, the Porters Chapel Eagles were finally close enough to losing to see their season slipping away. With one last, great push they grabbed a lifeline and lived to fight another day. The Eagles outscored Sylva-Bay 9-0 in the final minute Thursday — after wasting all of an early 15-point cushion — and won 52-44 in the first round of the MAIS Class A South Central
Up next Today, 6 p.m. PCA vs. Wayne Academy at University Christian tournament at University Christian. The victory sends PCA into the second round tonight at 6 against Wayne Academy, and it also clinched a spot in next week’s Class A tournament at Benton Academy. It’s the first time PCA has reached the state tournament since
2005-06, and just the second time in 15 years. “It feels great. I hadn’t done it before,” said PCA Kawayne guard Gaston Matthew Warren, a three-year starter who scored nine points against Sylva-Bay. “It’s going to be a tough road, but I think we can do good as long as we trust each other.” The Eagles face a tough road in this tournament,
too. Because their opener was delayed a day by wintry weather, they’ll have to win three games in three days to hoist the trophy. Win or lose tonight, they’ll still play a consolation game on Saturday to determine seeding in the state tournament. “It would’ve been nice to play (Wednesday), have a night off and have time to do research. But it is what it is,” PCA coach E.J. Creel said. Kawayne Gaston finished with 20 points and 10
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Porters Chapel basketball player had 13 points and 11 rebounds, and scored the goahead basket in a 52-44 win over Sylva-Bay on Thursday.
SEC teams stranded in North Mississippi
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Winter weather across the South kept a pair of Southeastern Conference batball teams on the road longer than planned on Thursday. Both Arkansas and LSU stayed in Mississippi following games on Wednesday. The Razorbacks made the decision to stay an extra night before their game against Mississippi State because of snow in Arkansas and Starkville. The National Weather Service reported 18 inches fell in Fayetteville, which Arkansas coach John Pelphrey said was one factor in the decision. He also said low visibility was a problem in Columbus, Miss., where the Razorbacks were scheduled to fly out of. Arkansas finally boarded a flight home around 1 p.m. Thursday. The Razorbacks are to play Saturday at home against LSU, which lost to Ole Miss on Wednesday. The Tigers also faced difficulty due to the weather in Oxford. The charter plane that was supposed to take them home following the game was stuck in Baton Rouge on Wednesday evening and could not get to northern Mississippi to pick them up. After staying overnight in Oxford, the team drove to Memphis on Thursday morning to meet the plane. The decision was then reached to fly straight to Fayetteville for Saturday’s game rather than fly home and worry about the availability of a charter today because of delays in the region.
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Warren Central’s Jazmine Walker tries to get around Vicksburg’s Shaniqua Butler during Tuesday’s Division 4-6A tournament game. WC will play Clinton in the championship game tonight at 6 at Vicksburg High.
Lady Vikes, Gators go for titles tonight By Jeff Byrd email@example.com The Warren Central Lady Vikes stopped Division 4-6A’s top player Donyeah Mayfield in the first round of the division tournament. The next challenge is Clinton’s Cortni Cooper. Clinton and Warren Central meet for the division tournament title at 6 tonight at Vicksburg High. The two teams split a pair of meetings during the regular season, with each winning on its home court. Cooper, the Lady Arrows’ senior guard who played her sophomore season at Vicksburg High, will be the big key to the championship game. She scored 26 points
Division 4-6A Tournament At Vicksburg High Girls Boys Today, 6 p.m. Today, 7:30 p.m. Clinton vs. Warren Central Greenville-Weston vs. Vicksburg in a key win over her former Missy Gator teammates on Jan. 28, and has averaged 14 per game for the season. WC coach Jackie Martin knows her team will need another big defensive effort like they had against Vicksburg. The Lady Vikes (9-15) held Mayfield, the 2010 Vicksburg Post Player of the Year and a Montevallo signee, to just six points and five rebounds in a 42-34 win on Tuesday.
“We’re going to go ahead and try what’s worked for us in the first two games and that’s to control Cooper,” Martin said. Warren Central rotated its guards against Vicksburg. Sh’Qulla Neal played most of the minutes and scored 13 points through three quarters before missing much of the fourth with cramps. “I just got too dehydrated,” Neal said. Sophomore Jazmine
Walker stepped up when Neal was out and had seven steals. Forward Michelle Jones was another contributor in the win over Vicksburg, with six points and eight rebounds. “We know against Clinton that we have to come out and play,” Jones said. “Mental mistakes cost us this last time. We’re going to have to stick to the game plan.” The Vicksburg boys go for their first division tournament title since 2005 when they take on GreenvilleWeston in a rematch of last year’s divisional final. The Hornets upset the Gators in See Rivals, Page B3.
GymSouth ready to host first major meet By Steve Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org When GymSouth owner Cherry Dabney-Robbins put into motion plans for the Mardi Gras Invitational, her gym’s first big meet, she expected two or three of the state’s gyms to participate. Instead, on Saturday and Sunday, all 11 of the state’s big gymnastics facilities will bring athletes to Vicksburg. While Dabney-Robbins and her GymSouth team are used to hitting the road for meets throughout the state and in the surround-
ing region, they finally get a chance to shine in front of a home crowd. “We were pleasantly surprised,” Dabney-Robbins said. “The gymnastics community in this state is pretty well-established. You’ve got some gyms that have been around for 30 or 40 years and have their meets at the same time, every year.” The meet will start at 9:30 a.m. on both days, with five sessions on Saturday that will continue until 8:45 p.m. and two sessions on Sunday that will end around 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Dabney-Robbins expects around 225 athletes to participate, which surpassed even her highest expectations. Add to the mix parents, siblings and other family members and the number of visitors to the city for the meet could balloon to around 800 to 900, DabneyRobbins said. GymSouth has been in operation for eight years and Dabney-Robbins finally got the chance last year to add on to her facility, which is located off Wisconsin
Avenue. The addition doubled the space available for gymnasts and equipment, which allowed both her competitive team and her recreational classes to train at the same time. The addition also allowed Dabney-Robbins to host her facility’s first meet, which she hopes to make an annual event. “For us in our first meet to get that kind of response, I’m really surprised,” Dabney-Robbins said. “We’re a relative newcomer.”
coach Bellard dead at 83 By The Associated Press
DALLAS — Emory Bellard, a former Texas A&M and Mississippi State coach credited with developing the wishbone offense when he was an assistant at Texas, died Thursday. He was 83. Cathy Capps, director of the Texas A&M Emory Lettermen’s Bellard Association, said Bellard died at a care facility in Georgetown in Central Texas. She said Bellard had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Bellard was on Darrell Royal’s staff at Texas in 1968 when the Longhorns developed a formation with three running backs that came to be known as the wishbone. “To say he was an important member of our staff at that time is an understatement,” Royal said. “He was a true friend, and that didn’t change whether he was in Austin, College Station or Starkville.” Bellard coached at Texas high schools for more than two decades at the beginning and end of his career, winning three state titles from 1958-66. His success landed him on the Texas staff, and while other assistants relaxed during the summer before the 1968 season, Bellard was busy trying to figure out a way to utilize a strong group of running backs after Texas endured three straight mediocre seasons. Bellard’s idea was to put a third running back a yard behind the quarterback, flanked by two more running backs a few yards behind to form what looked like a “Y.” Quarterbacks had three options — hand off to the fullback, keep the ball or pitch to one of the other running backs. The wishbone was similar to the two-back veer, which Houston was using to become a threat in the Southwest Conference. The Longhorns rode Bellard’s modification to a national championship in 1969, and Oklahoma made the offense nearly unstoppable in the 1970s and ’80s. “People all over the country and different levels of football adopted that offense,” said former Texas A&M coach R.C. Slocum, who was hired as an assistant by Bellard in 1972. “I think he was proud that the game he cared so much about, that he was able to make a significant contribution to it.” Slocum also credited Bellard with being among the first football coaches in Texas to recruit black players. “I don’t think he ever got the full credit for what he really did,” Slocum said. Bellard had a 48-27 record in seven years at Texas A&M before resigning during the 1978 season. He led A&M to three straight bowl games, including a win in the 1977 Sun Bowl. He was 37-42 in seven seasons at Mississippi State, from 1979-85.
Friday, February 11, 2011
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 3 p.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, practice for Budweiser Shootout 5:30 p.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, final practice for Budweiser Shootout 7:30 p.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, Budweiser Shootout Selection Show BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Welterweights, Antonin Decarie (24-1-0) vs. Shamone Alvarez (21-3-0) GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - L.A. Lakers at New York 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Phoenix at Utah PREP BASKETBALL 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Oak Hill Academy (Va.) vs. Christ School (N.C.)
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College football Ole Miss quarterback has surgery on knee OXFORD — Ole Miss quarterback Randall Mackey has had surgery to remove cartilage in his left knee. Mackey could be ready for the beginning of spring practice on March 28. He is expected to be out two to four weeks after Thursday morning’s surgery, according to athletic department spokesman Kyle Campbell. The 6-foot, 190-pound junior from Bastrop, La., is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job with junior Nathan Stanley and junior college transfer Zach Stoudt. Barry Brunetti, who transferred from West Virginia, could also be an option if the NCAA grants a request to play immediately because of a family hardship. As a sophomore at East Mississippi Community College in 2009, Mackey led all junior college players with 3,122 passing yards. He redshirted last season.
EMCC hires Roach as defensive line coach SCOOBA — Former Alabama linebacker Freddie Roach has been hired as defensive line coach at East Mississippi Community College. Roach has spent the past two years as an assistant with the strength and conditioning program at Alabama. Roach was a fouryear letterman from 2002-2005 at Alabama. East Mississippi head coach Buddy Stephens said Roach will replace Larry Williams, who was hired at Copiah-Lincoln Community College after spending the past year at EMCC.
NFL NFL offers options to Super Bowl fans NEW YORK — The NFL said about 2,000 fans forced to sit in temporary seats at the Super Bowl will receive a face-value ticket refund or a free ticket to a future Super Bowl. This is the latest plan to appease fans significantly delayed in gaining pre-game access to their seats because of unsafe conditions for temporary seats at Cowboys Stadium. The plan, released Thursday, is separate from the one announced Tuesday by Commissioner Roger Goodell for the 400 fans who were denied seats. Those fans were taken to standing-room-only areas or spots without a view of the field. The 400 displaced fans have been offered a choice of a $2,400 payment and free ticket to next year’s Super Bowl, or a free ticket to any Super Bowl, plus round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 11 1878 — The Boston Bicycle Club, the first bicycle club in the United States, is formed. 1973 — The Philadelphia 76ers lose to the Los Angeles Lakers 108-90 to set an NBA record for the most consecutive losses in a season at 20. 1982 — Houston Rockets center Moses Malone grabs an NBArecord 21 offensive rebounds in a 117-100 win over Seattle. 1990 — Mike Tyson loses for the first time when James “Buster” Douglas knocks him out in the 10th round and captures the heavyweight championship in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.
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scoreboard Prep Basketball
SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East
Division 4-6A Tournament At Vicksburg High
Conference W L PCT Florida................. 8 2 .800 Kentucky............. 5 4 .556 Vanderbilt........... 5 4 .556 Georgia............... 5 4 .556 Tennessee.......... 5 4 .556 South Carolina... 4 5 .444
Tuesday Clinton 48, Greenville-Weston 45 Warren Central 42, Vicksburg 34 Today Warren Central vs. Clinton, 6 p.m.
Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 7 2 .778 15 8 Mississippi St... 5 4 .556 13 10 Ole Miss............ 4 5 .444 16 8 Arkansas............. 4 6 .400 14 9 LSU..................... 2 7 .222 10 14 Auburn................ 1 8 .111 8 15 Thursday’s Game Vanderbilt 81, Alabama 77 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Kentucky at Vanderbilt, Noon LSU at Arkansas, 12:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Alabama, 3 p.m. Georgia at South Carolina, 3 p.m. Tennessee at Florida, 5 p.m. Mississippi St. at Auburn, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled
MAIS Class A South Central Tournament At University Christian
Tuesday Wayne Academy 63, Park Place 32 University Christian 51, Ben’s Ford 43 Thursday Heidelberg Academy 46, Newton Academy 43 Porters Chapel 52, Sylva Bay 44 Today Wayne Academy vs. Porters Chapel, 6 p.m. Heidelberg vs. University Christian, 7:15 p.m. Saturday Consolation game, 6 p.m. Championship game, 7:15 p.m. ———
PORTERS CHAPEL 52, SYLVA-BAY 44
Sylva-Bay 5 13 16 10 — 44 Porters Chapel 15 12 9 16 — 52 Sylva-Bay (44) Gil Odom 17, Cody Prewitt 12, D.Q. Blair 8, Wardrop 5, Strickland 2. Porters Chapel (52) Kawayne Gaston 20, Ted Brisco 13, Warren 9, Harris 4, Buys 4, Boyd 2.
NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
Pct GB .731 — .510 11 1/2 .462 14 .302 22 1/2 .264 24 1/2
W Miami.............................38 Atlanta...........................33 Orlando..........................34 Charlotte........................22 Washington....................14
L 14 19 20 30 37
W Chicago.........................35 Indiana...........................22 Milwaukee......................20 Detroit............................20 Cleveland.......................8
L 16 28 31 33 45
Pct GB .731 — .635 5 .630 5 .423 16 .275 23 1/2 Pct GB .686 — .440 12 1/2 .392 15 .377 16 .151 28
WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division
W San Antonio...................44 Dallas.............................37 New Orleans.................32 Memphis........................28 Houston.........................25
L 8 15 22 26 29
Pct .846 .712 .593 .519 .463
GB — 7 13 17 20
W Oklahoma City...............33 Utah...............................31 Denver...........................30 Portland.........................28 Minnesota......................13
L 18 23 23 24 39
Pct GB .647 — .574 3 1/2 .566 4 .538 5 1/2 .250 20 1/2
W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................37 16 .698 — Phoenix..........................25 25 .500 10 1/2 Golden State.................23 29 .442 13 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................20 32 .385 16 1/2 Sacramento...................12 37 .245 23 ——— Thursday’s Games L.A. Lakers 92, Boston 86 Phoenix 112, Golden State 88 Dallas at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Today’s Games New Jersey at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Portland at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Memphis, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New York, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Charlotte at Atlanta, 6 p.m. New York at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Chicago at New Orleans, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Washington, 7 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Indiana at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
College Basketball Top 25 Schedule
Thursday’s Games St. John’s 89, No. 10 Connecticut 72 No. 23 Vanderbilt 81, Alabama 77 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Ohio State at No. 13 Wisconsin, 2 p.m. No. 2 Kansas vs. Iowa State, 4 p.m. No. 3 Texas vs. Baylor, 4 p.m. No. 4 Pittsburgh at No. 9 Villanova, 9 p.m. No. 6 San Diego State at UNLV, 8 p.m. No. 7 BYU vs. Utah, 6 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame at South Florida, Noon No. 12 Syracuse at No. 16 Louisville, Noon No. 17 Florida vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m. No. 18 Kentucky at No. 23 Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. No. 19 Missouri vs. Oklahoma, 1:30 p.m. No. 20 North Carolina at Clemson, 1 p.m. No. 21 Utah State vs. Fresno State, 9:05 p.m. No. 22 Texas A&M at Texas Tech, 1:30 p.m. No. 24 Temple at Dayton, 1 p.m. No. 25 West Virginia vs. DePaul, 4 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 5 Duke at Miami, 5:45 p.m. No. 10 Connecticut vs. Providence, 6 p.m. No. 11 Georgetown vs. Marquette, Noon No. 14 Purdue at Illinois, Noon No. 15 Arizona at Arizona St., 8 p.m.
PCT .652 .565 .667 .609 .417 .348
L 14 25 28 37 39
PCT .792 .739 .739 .696 .625 .591
Tuesday Greenville-Weston 44, Clinton 41 Vicksburg 71, Warren Central 39 Today Vicksburg vs. Greenville-Weston, 7:30 p.m. ———
W Boston...........................38 New York.......................26 Philadelphia...................24 New Jersey...................16 Toronto..........................14
All Games W L 19 5 17 6 17 6 16 7 15 9 13 9
Thursday’s Games William Carey 69, Faulkner 60 Belhaven 77, Mobile 52 Miss. College at Texas-Dallas, ppd., weather Delta St. at Ouachita Baptist, ppd., weather Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Ole Miss at Alabama, 3 p.m. Mississippi College at Coll. of the Ozarks, 3 p.m. Millsaps at Hendrix College, 3 p.m. Alcorn St. at Mississippi Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Memphis, 5 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Auburn, 6 p.m. Harding at Delta St., 6 p.m. Xavier (N.O.) at Tougaloo, 7 p.m. William Carey at Belhaven, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled
Conference All Games W L PCT W L UTEP.................. 6 5 2 .750 18 Southern Miss.. 7 3 .700 18 5 UAB.................... 7 3 .700 17 6 Memphis............. 6 3 .667 18 6 SMU.................... 6 3 .667 15 8 Tulsa................... 6 3 .667 13 10 East Carolina...... 5 4 .556 13 10 Marshall.............. 3 6 .333 15 9 Houston.............. 3 6 .333 11 11 Rice.................... 3 6 .333 11 12 Tulane................. 2 8 .200 12 11 UCF.................... 1 8 .111 14 8 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Tulane at Houston, 4 p.m. Marshall at East Carolina, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at Memphis, 5 p.m. Tulsa at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Rice at UAB, 7 p.m. SMU at UTEP, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled
PCT .783 .783 .739 .750 .652 .565 .565 .625 .500 .478 .522 .636
Conference All Games W L PCT W L Texas Southern.. 9 1 .900 11 10 Jackson St........ 9 2 .818 13 10 MVSU................. 8 3 .727 9 15 Alabama A&M.... 7 4 .636 10 10 Alabama St......... 5 6 .455 8 16 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 4 7 .364 4 19 Prairie View........ 3 7 .300 6 17 Grambling St...... 3 8 .273 5 18 Southern U......... 3 8 .273 4 19 Alcorn St........... 3 8 .273 3 18 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Prairie View at Grambling St., 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Alcorn St. at Mississippi Valley St., 4 p.m. Texas Southern at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Alabama St., 5:30 p.m. Southern U. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled
Thursday’s Scores EAST Boston U. 63, Albany, N.Y. 44 Hartford 74, Maine 65 N.J. Tech 65, North Dakota 49 St. John’s 89, Connecticut 72
SOUTH Appalachian St. 65, Samford 59 Arkansas St. 85, Louisiana-Monroe 66 Coastal Carolina 61, Presbyterian 41 E. Kentucky 77, SE Missouri 64 Florida St. 72, Georgia Tech 63 Furman 54, Georgia Southern 45 Kennesaw St. 69, Florida Gulf Coast 68 Liberty 79, Radford 71 Lipscomb 81, Campbell 76 Louisiana-Lafayette 72, Fla. International 68 Mercer 72, Stetson 62, OT Middle Tennessee 69, W. Kentucky 60 Morehead St. 81, E. Illinois 65 Murray St. 55, Tennessee Tech 44 Northwestern St. 70, Lamar 68 Savannah St. 102, Morris 47 Tenn.-Martin 68, Jacksonville St. 55 Troy 72, South Alabama 59 VMI 87, High Point 74 Vanderbilt 81, Alabama 77 Winthrop 75, Charleston Southern 68
MIDWEST Butler 71, Wright St. 63 Ill.-Chicago 63, Wis.-Green Bay 61, OT Illinois 71, Minnesota 62 Michigan St. 75, Penn St. 57 N. Dakota St. 68, W. Illinois 48 Oral Roberts 102, UMKC 81 S. Dakota St. 81, IUPUI 70 South Dakota 75, Chicago St. 71 Valparaiso 82, Detroit 74 Wis.-Milwaukee 66, Loyola of Chicago 57
FAR WEST Boise St. 75, Fresno St. 61 Cal Poly 80, UC Irvine 71 Denver 69, Florida Atlantic 42 Gonzaga 67, Loyola Marymount 57 Idaho St. 84, Portland St. 79 Long Beach St. 93, UC Davis 69 Montana 64, Sacramento St. 44 Pepperdine 66, Portland 64 S. Utah 70, Centenary 49 Saint Mary’s, Calif. 65, Santa Clara 59 San Francisco 61, San Diego 47 Southern Cal 67, Oregon St. 56 Stanford 75, Washington St. 62 UC Santa Barbara 59, UC Riverside 47 UCLA 64, Oregon 54 Washington 109, California 77
Women’s Basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule
Thursday’s Games No. 3 Stanford 100, Washington St. 59 No. 4 Tennessee 61, Florida 39
PCT .524 .565 .375 .500 .333 .174 .261 .217 .174 .143
No. 9 UCLA 75, Oregon 48 No. 11 Michigan St. 60, No. 23 Penn St. 49 No. 12 Maryland 83, No. 20 Miami 75 No. 13 North Carolina 60, Clemson 47 South Carolina 66, No. 15 Kentucky 61 No. 18 Wisc.-Green Bay 81, Ill.-Chicago 50 No. 24 Georgia 69, Vanderbilt 59 Today’s Games No. 5 Duke at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m. No. 19 Florida St. vs. No. 24 Ga. Tech, 5:30 p.m. No. 25 Marist at Iona, 3:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Baylor vs. Texas, 12:30 p.m. No. 2 Connecticut at Providence, 1 p.m. No. 3 Stanford vs. Washington, 4 p.m. No. 6 Texas A&M vs. Kansas, 7 p.m. No. 7 Xavier vs. Fordham, 1 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Rutgers, 1 p.m. No. 9 UCLA at Oregon St., 4 p.m. No. 10 DePaul vs. No. 21 Marquette, 7 p.m. No. 14 Oklahoma vs. Missouri, 2 p.m. No. 18 Wisconsin-Green Bay at Loyola of Chicago, 12:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 4 Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 5 p.m. No. 16 Georgetown at St. John’s, 1:30 p.m. No. 11 Michigan St. vs. Michigan, 1:30 p.m. No. 12 Maryland vs. Virginia, 1 p.m. No. 13 North Carolina vs. No. 20 Miami, Noon No. 17 West Virginia at Louisville, 4 p.m. No. 18 Kentucky vs. LSU, 1:30 p.m. No. 22 Iowa St. vs. Kansas St., 4 p.m. No. 23 Penn St. at Indiana, 11:30 a.m. No. 24 Georgia at Ole Miss, 1 p.m.
Thursday’s Scores EAST Delaware 64, Towson 52 Hofstra 66, Drexel 59 Michigan St. 60, Penn St. 49 North Dakota 67, N.J. Tech 51
SOUTH E. Illinois 80, Morehead St. 75 E. Kentucky 64, SE Missouri 57 East Carolina 91, Southern Miss 67 Georgia St. 71, George Mason 61 James Madison 71, Va. Commonwealth 51 LSU 55, Auburn 52 Louisiana-Monroe 55, Arkansas St. 45 Mercer 82, Kennesaw St. 76, OT Miami 83, Maryland 75 Mississippi St. 59, Ole Miss 43 North Carolina 60, Clemson 47 Old Dominion 69, Northeastern 44 South Carolina 66, Kentucky 61 Tenn.-Martin 91, Jacksonville St. 60 Tennessee 61, Florida 39 Tennessee Tech 70, Murray St. 60 UAB 59, Tulsa 36 UCF 68, UTEP 65 UNC Wilmington 72, William & Mary 48 UNC-Greensboro 71, Elon 66 Vanderbilt 69, Georgia 59 Virginia 94, N.C. State 92, 4OT Virginia Tech 62, Longwood 54
SOUTHWEST Houston 71, Rice 51 SMU 62, Marshall 46 Sam Houston St. 71, Texas-Arlington 65
FAR WEST Fresno St. 78, Boise St. 59 Gonzaga 82, Loyola Marymount 42 Idaho St. 63, Portland St. 58 Montana 73, Sacramento St. 64 N. Arizona 75, Weber St. 63 N. Colorado 64, Montana St. 46 Nevada 65, San Jose St. 36 Portland 78, Pepperdine 73 Saint Mary’s, Calif. 75, Santa Clara 70 San Diego 74, San Francisco 65 Southern Cal 70, Oregon St. 51 Stanford 100, Washington St. 59 UC Santa Barbara 70, UC Irvine 56 UCLA 75, Oregon 48 Utah St. 70, Idaho 64 Washington 60, California 49
NHL W 36 35 29 21 18
L 13 17 23 30 29
OT 5 4 4 4 7
Pts 77 74 62 46 43
GP Boston.............54 Montreal...........56 Buffalo.............53 Toronto............55 Ottawa.............55
W 31 30 26 23 17
L 16 20 22 26 30
OT 7 6 5 6 8
Pts 69 66 57 52 42
GP Tampa Bay......55 Washington......55 Carolina...........55 Atlanta.............56 Florida..............54
W 33 29 26 24 23
L 17 16 22 22 24
OT 5 10 7 10 7
Pts 71 68 59 58 53
WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division
GP Detroit..............54 Nashville..........55 Chicago...........54 Columbus........54 St. Louis..........52
W 32 29 28 26 24
L 16 19 22 23 20
OT 6 7 4 5 8
Pts 70 65 60 57 56
GP Vancouver.......55 Calgary............56 Minnesota........53 Colorado..........54 Edmonton........54
W 35 28 28 25 16
L 11 21 20 23 30
OT 9 7 5 6 8
Pts 79 63 61 56 40
GP Dallas...............54 San Jose.........55 Phoenix............56 Anaheim..........55 Los Angeles....54 NOTE: Two points time loss.
W L 30 18 30 19 28 19 30 21 29 22 for a win,
OT 6 6 9 4 3 one
Today’s Games William Carey at Master’s College, 2:30 p.m. Piedmont at Mississippi College, 4 p.m. Belhaven at LSU-Shreveport, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games Lambuth at Delta St., Noon William Carey at Master’s College, Noon (DH) Arkansas-Monticello at Tougaloo, Noon Piedmont at Mississippi College, 1 p.m. Belhaven at LSU-Shreveport, 1 p.m. (DH) Hendrix at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Lambuth at Delta St., 3 p.m. Sunday’s Games Hendrix at Millsaps, Noon Ark.-Monticello at Tougaloo, Noon (DH) Lambuth at Delta St., 2 p.m.
GP Philadelphia.....54 Pittsburgh........56 N.Y. Rangers...56 New Jersey.....55 N.Y. Islanders..54
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
Butler 73, Youngstown St. 56 Chicago St. 72, South Dakota 54 Cleveland St. 57, Valparaiso 51 Drake 67, Bradley 65 Illinois St. 69, Wichita St. 60 Indiana 59, Illinois 52 Iowa 64, Minnesota 62 Loyola of Chicago 89, Wis.-Milwaukee 74 Missouri St. 63, Indiana St. 50 N. Iowa 60, Creighton 52 Ohio St. 90, Purdue 67 Wis.-Green Bay 81, Ill.-Chicago 50 Wisconsin 62, Northwestern 41
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division
Thursday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Montreal 3, SO New Jersey 2, Toronto 1, OT Philadelphia 2, Carolina 1 Pittsburgh 2, Los Angeles 1, OT Buffalo 3, Florida 2, OT Today’s Games Detroit at Boston, 6 p.m. San Jose at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Los Angeles at Washington, 11:30 a.m. Ottawa at Edmonton, 1 p.m. Toronto at Montreal, 6 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 7 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Calgary at Vancouver, 9 p.m.
GF 182 167 155 118 135
GA 138 127 138 157 177
GF 169 148 155 144 121
GA 125 143 155 171 183
GF 168 150 162 162 143
GA 169 136 169 183 146
GF 177 145 172 147 140
GA 160 130 151 166 154
GF 186 162 138 166 134
GA 131 163 140 178 184
Pts GF GA 66 154 153 66 155 146 65 159 158 64 150 153 61 151 131 point for over-
Thursday Purse: $6.3 million p-Pebble Beach Golf Links (Host Course); 6,816 yards; Par 72 s-Spyglass Hill; 6,953 yards; Par 72 m-Monterey Peninsula Country Club; 6,838 yards; Par 70 First Round Steve Marino................32-33—65.......................-7s D.A. Points...................31-32—63......................-7m Alex Cejka....................31-33—64......................-6m Tom Gillis.....................32-35—67.......................-5p Gary Woodland............34-33—67.......................-5p Keegan Bradley............33-32—65......................-5m Mike Weir.....................31-37—68.......................-4s Kyle Stanley.................31-37—68.......................-4p Rory Sabbatini..............33-35—68.......................-4s Nick Watney.................33-35—68.......................-4p Aaron Baddeley............34-34—68.......................-4s Bryce Molder................34-35—69.......................-3p Padraig Harrington.......35-34—69.......................-3s Vijay Singh...................33-36—69.......................-3p Chris Riley....................35-34—69.......................-3s J.J. Henry.....................35-34—69.......................-3p Joseph Bramlett...........36-33—69.......................-3p Michael Connell............35-34—69.......................-3s Kevin Chappell.............36-33—69.......................-3p Stuart Appleby..............36-34—70.......................-2p Andres Romero............32-36—68......................-2m Hunter Mahan..............34-36—70.......................-2s David Toms..................34-34—68......................-2m John Merrick.................34-36—70.......................-2p Bill Lunde.....................35-35—70.......................-2s Chris Stroud.................34-36—70.......................-2p Matt Bettencourt...........33-35—68......................-2m Alex Prugh....................34-34—68......................-2m William McGirt..............36-34—70.......................-2s Nate Smith...................35-35—70.......................-2s Garth Mulroy................34-36—70.......................-2s Billy Hurley III...............35-35—70.......................-2s Sam Saunders.............35-35—70.......................-2s Robert Garrigus............35-35—70.......................-2s Matt Jones....................35-35—70.......................-2s Kris Blanks...................36-34—70.......................-2s Jesper Parnevik...........33-36—69......................-1m Kevin Sutherland..........33-36—69......................-1m Tommy Gainey.............34-35—69......................-1m D.J. Trahan..................33-36—69......................-1m Jarrod Lyle...................33-36—69......................-1m Kevin Na.......................36-35—71.......................-1p Richard S. Johnson.....37-34—71.......................-1s Steve Flesch................34-35—69......................-1m Dean Wilson.................36-35—71.......................-1p Brandt Jobe..................35-36—71.......................-1s Geoff Ogilvy.................38-33—71.......................-1s Matt Every....................37-34—71.......................-1s Scott McCarron............33-38—71.......................-1p Chris Baryla..................35-36—71.......................-1p Shane Bertsch..............34-37—71.......................-1p Spencer Levin..............34-37—71.......................-1p Joe Ogilvie...................35-36—71.......................-1s J.B. Holmes..................36-35—71.......................-1p
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: 2-0-3 La. Pick 4: 3-9-6-5 Easy 5: 1-4-7-15-16-26 La. Lotto: 4-10-13-16-36 Powerball: 7-11-39-42-51 Powerball: 30; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-6-6 La. Pick 4: 9-9-1-8 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
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Mississippi State tops Ole Miss for second straight victory From staff reports After snapping its long losing streak, Mississippi State is on the verge of a bonafide winning streak. The Lady Bulldogs hit six of their first eight shots Thursday and made 10 3-pointers in the game as they beat in-state rival Ole Miss 59-43. Mary Kathryn Govero scored 20 points and went 4-for-5 from 3-point range for MSU. Porsha
Porter added 16 points and Diamber Johnson scored 15. Valencia McFarland led Ole Miss with 16 points and seven assists. Mississippi State (10-13, 2-9 Southeastern Conference), which snapped a 10-game losing streak with a win over Auburn on Sunday, won its second straight on the road. MSU has also won eight of the last 13 games in the series against Ole Miss (10-13, 3-8).
“ To get t h e s e l a st two w i n s and progress as a team is huge,” Mississippi State coach Sharon Fanning-Otis Mary Kathryn s a i d . “ No t Govero real excited about the lull there late in the first half. However, our overall effort was very good.
Our rebounding was really good tonight. We also did a good job of taking care of the basketball.” Mississippi State went 12-for28 (42.9 percent) from the field in the first half, and shot 41.5 percent for the game. It was 10-for-20 from 3-point range, while Ole Miss was just 2-for19 from beyond the arc. “We are going through a period trying to find our identity without our verbal and
Jazz coach Sloan steps down
Southern Miss senior Tanesha Washington scored 25 points to reach 1,000 for her career, but it wasn’t enough
Continued from Page B1. rebounds for PCA (13-7), and was 5-for-6 from the foul line during the game-deciding run. His teammates turned the one free throw he missed into a game-changing play, however. With 2:05 to play, SylvaBay’s Cody Prewitt came up with a steal and a layup to give the Saints (6-10) their first lead of the game at 44-43. A minute later, Gaston was fouled and split a pair of free throws. Jake Boyd contested the rebound and deflected it to Ted Brisco, who grabbed the loose ball and laid it in to give PCA a 46-44 lead. “That play was great. That’s everybody working as a team,” Warren said. “Ted hitting that shot was huge.” Sylva-Bay’s shooting then went cold and PCA closed it out at the line. Warren hit a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left and Gaston added four more in the last 25 seconds to make it 52-44. Sylva-Bay, which had shot 50 percent from the field
in the first 12 minutes of the second half, missed its last eight shots. PCA went 8-for-9 from the foul line in the fourth quarter, and was 13-for-18 for the game. The finish was eerily similar to the start of the game. Warren, Gaston and Brisco each hit a 3-pointer in the first four minutes as PCA jumped out to an 11-2 lead. Its advantage swelled to as many as 15 points in the second quarter before SylvaBay clawed its way back into the game. Gil Odom hit a pair of 3-pointers for the Saints as they outscored the Eagles 16-9 in the third quarter. Odom finished with 17 points, while Prewitt had 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Brisco totaled 13 points and 11 rebounds for PCA. “Mentally, I think we let things go and got in some foul trouble,” Creel said. “We got outhustled a little bit and let them back in the game.”
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Jerry Sloan resigned Thursday after 22 seasons with the Utah Jazz. He was the longesttenured coach currently in major professional sports. Sloan, who was choked up and wiped away tears during his farewell announcement Thursday, said there was no final straw. He simply said he didn’t have the energy to coach any more, and that the losses were getting tougher and tougher to handle. “I could have done it last week, done it a week before that or waited another week,” said Sloan, who has always thought it appropriate to conduct his pregame interviews next to a trash bin. “When it’s time for me to go, it’s time for me to go.”
Allen sets 3-point record BOSTON (AP) — Ray Allen broke the NBA record for 3-pointers on Thursday night, sinking two in the first quarter of the Boston Celtics’ 92-86 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers as the man he passed, Reggie Miller, sat courtside. Allen hit his second 3 of the game with 1:48 left in the first quarter to reach 2,561 in his career — a number that flashed on the scoreboard
while the fans erupted in applause. Allen celebrated little as he got back on defense, Ray but at the Allen next whistle went to Miller for a hug, then bumped fists with Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
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Vicksburg resident Derek Dolan, 14, bagged this 8-point buck in Hardeman County, Tenn. on Dec. 18. He made the 135-yard shot with a 30-06. He is the son of John and Gayle Dolan of Vicksburg.
East Carolina 91, Southern Miss 67
as East Carolina hammered the Lady Eagles. Ashley Clarke led East Carolina (11-12, 5-5 Conference USA) with 18 points. Jamierra Faulkner had 13 points for Southern Miss (9-14, 4-6), while Washington grabbed 12 rebounds. East Carolina shot 60.7 percent from the field in the first half. It went on a 24-4 run, hit 10 3-pointers and opened a 48-28 halftime lead.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Like the impressive mountains that dominate Salt Lake City’s skyline, Jerry Sloan was a fixture in the Utah landscape. Now, for the first time since 1988 — three years before Michael Jordan won the first of his six NBA titles — the Jazz will have a new head coach on their bench. Sloan stepped down Thursday with 1,127 wins as Jazz coach and 1,221 overall (including his short stint in Chicago). The career total is the thirdmost in NBA history. “He’s been there like this rock and all of a sudden the rock is gone,” Boston coach Doc Rivers said of the 68-yearold Sloan. “It’s like your franchise moved or something. I don’t know. It’s just strange.” Since Sloan took over in Utah for Frank Layden, there have been 245 coaching changes leaguewide — 13 alone by the Los Angeles Clippers. Five current NBA teams (Charlotte, Memphis, Toronto, Orlando and Minnesota) did not even exist when Sloan was hired by the Jazz. “As a colleague, we’ll miss him,” said Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who along with Sloan and Pat Riley were the only coaches in NBA history to have 15-plus consecutive seasons with a winning record. Sloan’s decision came after an emotional loss to the Bulls on Wednesday night, a night that saw his former team and former players help hand the Jazz a 91-86 loss. It was their 10th loss in the last 14 games and third straight at home following a 15-5 start. At halftime, Sloan and star point guard Deron Williams clashed, reportedly over how a play was run. It wasn’t the first time. Williams insisted there is no truth to the rumors that he forced the Hall of Fame coach out, and general manager Kevin O’Connor also said it was false that Williams gave management a “me or him” ultimatum. “I would never force coach Sloan out of Utah,” Williams said, deriding the media for twisting stories. “He’s meant more to this town, more to this organization than I have by far. I would have asked out of Utah first.”
floor leader,” Ole Miss coach Renee Ladner said. “We are struggling covering the three ball. We didn’t quit playing tonight but we didn’t do anything particularly well.”
Brandon Davidson, 14, bagged his first deer this season. The 7-pointer weighed 200 pounds. Brandon is the son of James and Christy Davidson.
Greenville and it had a huge impact on Vicksburg’s postseason. The Gators had to take the runner-up spot from Division 4 and were put on Starkville’s side of the bracket. Starkville eliminated Vicksburg in the North State semifinals and went on to claim the Class 6A title. Greenville, meanwhile, beat Murrah and secured a spot in the 6A state tournament. Vicksburg got to the division tournament finals by beating archrival Warren Central 71-39 on Tuesday. A smothering defense was the key, and the Gators will need a similar effort against Greenville-Weston, which held off Clinton 44-41 in the first round.
“I thought our guys really came out in the second half and got after them defensively,” Vicksburg coach Dellie C. Robinson said. “We need to get to better in our halfcourt sets, though. If we run our halfcourt sets properly, we can get any shot we want.” Vicksburg senior Josh Gaskin said the Gators know defense can carry the team to its goal of the school’s first state championship since 2003. “No matter what the score is or whether it’s the first quarter or the fourth quarter, we’re going to keep it (defensive intensity) up the whole way,” Gaskin said.
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Friendship best thing to offer suicidal teen Dear Abby: I’m 13, and one of my best friends attempted suicide. “Greg” always seemed so happy, so this has come as a shock to all of us. When Greg returns to school, what should we talk about and how can we support him? — Given a Second Chance Dear Given: Greg is lucky to have such caring friends as you. Tell him you’re glad to see him and were concerned about him. Don’t pump him for details. If he wants to talk about what happened, let him do it in his own time. As for what to talk about with him, talk about the things you always have and include him in all the activities you have in the past. Knowing his friends care about him is very important. If you have further concerns, discuss them with a guidance counselor at school or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The phone number is 800-273-8255. The website is www.suicidepre-
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ventionlifeline.org. Dear Abby: Before I married my wife, I told her I didn’t want a housewife and she agreed she would never be out of work. Two months after tying the knot, she said she got fired from her job, but I think she quit. She’s asking me for money to do things I thought were dumb when we were dating. We dated for three years before getting married and she had the same job the whole time. She has now been out of work for a year. I feel like I have been tricked. I have never seen her look in the newspaper or search online for work. I think she was a better girlfriend than
wife. How do I fix this situation? — Unhappily Married Dear Unhappily Married: Remind your wife of the agreement you had before you were married — that you would be a working couple. Because you feel you are being taken advantage of, offer your wife the option of marriage counseling. However, if that doesn’t heal the breach in your relationship, talk to a lawyer. Dear Abby: I have a question regarding grocery store self-scan checkouts. Many grocery stores and supermarkets usually have four machines in one lane, two on each side. If they are all being used, are customers supposed to form one line — and the customer in front goes whenever a machine opens up? Or does each machine have its own individual line? I, along with most other people, wait in the middle in one lane. But many times someone will walk right past and stand behind someone
checking out! I never see signs posted and no employees ever say anything. Hopefully, you could clear this up for us. — Frustrated Shopper in Tennessee Dear Frustrated: This is a question that should be addressed to the manager of the grocery store where you are shopping. If most of the customers are forming a single line and someone cuts in, the folks in line usually have no hesitation telling the offender, “The line starts here!” But because there is some confusion, and the selfcheckout technology is still new, it makes sense that the management of the store would post a sign telling customers what is preferred.
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Savvy 13-year-old on top of blood sugar Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 13-yearold diabetic. I have control of my diabetes, but right around Christmas I began having unreasonably high bloodsugar readings and I’m still having them now. The lowest sugar I have had is 140, and the highest is 281. I am not sick. I have no fever, and am not vomiting. I do not have a cough. I have checked my ketones multiple times, and they were all negative. My insulin is not expired. I even did a control test on my meter, and it came out to 101. I asked my parents, and they believe it’s the meter. It is about 1 1/2 years old. A while ago, another one of my meters did something like this. It would give me readings in the 20s and 30s when I was completely fine. But the control test on that one said it was normal, too. My dad recently
ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. PETER
ordered a new meter, but what is your opinion on what could be causing these highs? Normally, I rarely have a sugar over 200, but now it’s every day. I want to fix my sugar! In case this helps, my meter is the FreeStyle Lite and my insulin is Novolog. I also have had asthma, but it is mild and I never use an inhaler. I think I outgrew it. Dear Reader: I must begin by congratulating you on your medical education. I constantly tell my readers that they need to remain informed. They can’t simply sit back and
take a physician’s word for something. You appear at the top of your game, and I commend you. While your current problem began around Christmas, I strongly doubt you indulged in goodies that may have been at your disposal so I will bypass that possibility. However, could you have modified your exercise program, do you eat dinner later in the evening, or have you had any dietary changes that you might not have considered relevant? This product is fastacting. Are you eating within five to 10 minutes of an injection? As with all insulin, the duration of action of this medication varies according to the dose, site of injection, blood flow, activity levels and more. Could any of these conditions have been modified? Perhaps you are administering
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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 13 and live with my mother and stepfather. Mom and John were married about two months ago. Mom and my real father were divorced about a year ago. She and Dad had many fights, so I guess it was good they parted ways. My real father and I are still close, and I talk with him almost every day, even though he is over 100 miles away. John is a nice man and I do like him, but I’m finding it difficult to accept him as the man who is taking the place of my real father. I don’t know if I will ever accept him as a father, and this bothers me. He is very kind to my mother and he treats me with respect. Please give me some pointers. — Michelle, Toledo, Ohio. Michelle: I applaud your positive attitude in a difficult
situation and have no doubt your family will make a successful transition. It takes patience and effort at open communication for a blended family to bond. You needn’t try to hurry things along and don’t feel guilty when misunderstandings arise. Dr. Wallace: I’m a 14 yearold-girl and don’t go more than 15 minutes every waking hour without a good laugh or smile. Is it true that people burn off extra calories from laughing? If so, how many? — Vickie, Marinette, Wis. Vickie: It’s nice to hear from a teen with such a sunny disposition. You are, indeed, a fortunate young lady. I never thought of laughing as a means of weight reduction, but a good 15-second laugh consumes about five more calories than a frown held for
the same length of time. Dr. Wallace: I have noticed that many teens are looking for incentives to keep their weight at a healthy level. I have a tendency to be on the chubby side. When it comes time for me to lose 15 pounds, I buy a few pieces of clothing that are a size too small, go on a healthy diet and exercise. I try the new, smaller clothes on every two weeks and ... ta-da! In about two months, the clothes fit perfectly and I feel very proud of myself. — Nameless, Marysville, Calif. Nameless: You’ve found a good incentive to lose weight. Now you need to find the motivation to keep up that healthy diet on a regular basis. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.
BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Certain confidential information you become privy to could play a significant role in bettering your affairs in the year ahead. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Even if you’re not in the mood to socialize, as the day wears on, there is a good chance you’ll change your mind. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Family and friends might have a difficult time trying to keep something secret from you. The urge to investigate is too powerful to ignore, and your nose will sniff it out. Aries (March 21-April 19) — This could be an especially fun day for you if you spend your free time with friends who share similar interests. Limit your pals to those who think like you do. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — The financial return from a commercial endeavor might
not mean as much to you as the pride of accomplishment. It is likely to supersede anything profit can offer. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Those you consider to be your peers in your field of endeavor will be the ones who’ll put the most significance on your thinking and/or ideas. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Keep any project or idea you have going to yourself when out in public with friends. There likely is someone close who is listening and knows your competition and would tell all. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Something of substance can come from a conversation you’ll have with a person who possesses knowledge you could use to further a dream. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Sometimes it pays to act in harmony with your hunches, and today might be one of
those times, especially if it is career-related. Your idea has every chance of working. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It’s a good thing you kept the lines of communications open with a good friend because there’s a chance you might hear from him/her about something that could be worth a lot to you. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Solutions can be found when you take the time to focus on a domestic problem you’ve been trying to resolve. Try them all, you’ll find out which one would work best. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — There is a good chance something far more interesting than what you already have planned could become an option. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If something gets broken, see if you can repair it before simply throwing it out.
it in your thigh or upper arm as a change, when you previously used your abdomen. I’m not making light of this, but you seem to be so wellinformed that I’m attempting to think outside the box for an explanation. Because meters vary, I recommend that you make an appointment with your endocrinologist for a check on a regular basis. Take your unit with you, and test it against the one in your doctor’s office immediately following his or her test. Are they synchronized or does your home unit require recalibration? If your physician sends out all work, take your meter to the hospital with you and do the testing there.
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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Shooter” — Reluctantly pressed into service again, a former military sniper, Mark Wahlberg, plots revenge against his powerful foes after being betrayed and wounded./7 on TNT n SPORTS NBA — Kobe Bryant and the Lakers take on the New York Knicks and Madison Square Garden in the first game of an NBA doubleheader, with Phoenix traveling to Utah for the nightcap./7 on ESPN n PRIMETIME Mark Wahlberg “Supernatural” — Sam has flashbacks of a case he worked with Samuel; Sam and Dean follow the coordinates received in a text message to a small town, where Sam used to live; townspeople’s comments surprise Dean./8 on CW
THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com
MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Tina Louise, actress, 77; Burt Reynolds, actor, 75; Sergio Mendes, bandleader, 70; Carey Lowell, actress, 50; Sheryl Crow, singer, 49; Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor, 47; Jennifer Aniston, actress, 42; D’Angelo, singer, 37; Brandy, singer-actress, 32; Matthew Lawrence, actor, 31; Taylor Lautner, actor, 19.
Underwood, hubby to nest in same town So long, long distance. Newlyweds Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher soon will be living together full time in Nashville. The Ottawa Senators traded Fisher to the Nashville Predators for two draft picks. Underwood, a country music star, said they will both miss Ottawa. Carrie Underwood The two have been splitting time between the two cities since they were married last July. Nashville is Underwood’s adopted hometown since winMike Fisher ning “American Idol” in 2005 and launching her country music career. She says they consider the trade an exciting opportunity for Fisher and that she supports him wherever he plays.
Sheen single again – in six months A Los Angeles judge has granted Charlie Sheen and his wife, Brooke, a divorce, but it will be a few months before the two are legally single. Court records show the pair’s divorce was granted on Thursday in Los Angeles, but they won’t be officially divorced until May 2. The actor and his wife each filed for divorce the same day in November, but Charlie Sheen’s petition was used by the court. Divorces in California are official in six months. The “Two and a Half Men” star and Brooke Sheen were married in May 2008 and split on Christmas Day 2009, the same day the actor was accused of domestic violence against his wife.
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Panhandling pays off, sort of, in Monroe A panhandler in Monroe whose sign read “Vision of a cheeseburger Bless U!!!” was carrying enough cash for a full-dress dinner when he was arrested, police reports said Thomas Edward Moriarty Jr., 54, had $252 in cash, four Walmart gift cards and almost $9 in change. Moriarty was being held in jail on $500 bond. Police reports said people have been complaining about a panhandler, and officers had warned Moriarty that soliciting is illegal. The report said Moriarty told officers that he was trying to get money for a motel room.
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Stardom no shield from stroke risk Hollywood not immune, study finds
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood trivia quiz: What do Sharon Stone, Dudley Moore, James Garner and Elizabeth Taylor have in common besides an Oscar nomination? All have suffered strokes, a reminder that money and fame can’t insulate you from a health risk that much can be done to prevent, researchers said Thursday. The International Stroke Conference is being held in Tinseltown for the first time, just three weeks before this year’s Oscars are to be awarded. So researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles had the idea to check movie stars’ rates of heart attacks and strokes. “We see the diseases that ravage them just as they ravage the rest of the country and the world,” said Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of the stroke center at UCLA. He has treated several Hollywood glitterati who suffered strokes. The movie industry did wrong for many years by glamorizing smoking, a big contributor to stroke risk, he said. Paradoxically, it is now helping to make obesity unattractive, he said — celluloid is not kind to cellulite. For their study, researchers searched the Internet and a movie industry database to compile a list of all best actor/ actress nominees since the Oscars began in 1927 through 2009.
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Actress Sharon Stone in 1992’s “Basic Instinct” Of the 409 nominees, at least 29 have suffered strokes — 6 were fatal — and 39 have had heart attacks. Stroke sufferers were 35 on average when nominated and 67 when stricken. It put a dent in their careers — film and TV appearances fell 73 percent in the three years after a stroke and 69 percent after a heart attack, said study coordinator Hannah Smith of UCLA. And not all were old when stricken. The sexy actress Sharon Stone, nominated for an
Oscar in 1996 for “Casino” and known for her roles in “Total Recall,” “Basic Instinct” and “Catwoman,” suffered a stroke in 2001 at age 43. Hers was a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of “bleeding stroke” that is less common than those caused by a blood clot. A few years ago she appeared in a public service video to raise awareness of stroke symptoms (sudden numbness, weakness, vision or speech problems, confusion, sudden headache with no known cause).
Some who suffered strokes and their most recent best actor/actress nominations from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are: • Mary Pickford, 1930, “Coquette” • Bette Davis, 1963, “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” • Merle Oberon, 1936, “The Dark Angel” • Robert Donat, 1940, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” • James Cagney, 1956, “Love Me or Leave Me” • Cary Grant, 1945, “None But the Lonely Heart” • Celia Johnson, 1947, “Brief Encounter” • Gene Kelly, 1946, “Anchors Away” • Anne Baxter, 1951, “All About Eve” • Broderick Crawford, 1950, “All the King’s Men” • Kirk Douglas, 1957, “The Lust for Life” • Burt Lancaster, 1982, “Atlantic City” • Richard Burton, 1978, “Anne of the Thousand Days” • Grace Kelly, 1955, “The Country Girl” • Anthony Franciosa, 1958, “A Hatful of Rain” • Elizabeth Taylor, 1967, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” •• Sharon Stone, 1996, “Casino” • Samantha Morton, 2004, “In America”
‘I’ve never ripped anyone off’
Kid Rock defends decision to play in snowy Ark. DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock has posted an expletiveladen message on his website, defending his decision to perform as scheduled Wednesday night in snowy Arkansas. Some fans who were unwilling or unable to brave iceand snow-covered roads to get to Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Ark., had voiced their displeasure on Rock’s website. The Detroit musician told fans that if they purchased
t i c ke t s t o t h e s h ow and couldn’t make it, “YOU WILL BE GETTING A REFUND, STRAIGHT OUT OF MY Kid POCKET.” Rock Rock said he’s “never ripped any of my fans off” and never missed a show. He also responded with pro-
fanity to people whom he said accused him of being “greedy” for deciding to go forward with the performance. Rock said many fans drove in poor weather to make the show, as did he and his band. “It’s not easy to tour in these conditions and also be stuck on the road with a teenage son at home and in high school,” he wrote. “I make alot of money, no question, but i’ve never ripped anyone off to do it.” The concert went ahead
after a winter storm dropped 2 feet of snow on parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma and three people died in two crashes on an interstate. Ve r i z o n A r e n a h a d announced earlier Wednesday that the concert would go on as scheduled. The arena’s general manager, Michael Marion, did not immediately respond to messages. Rock, 40, will play in Louisville, Ky., tonight and Greenville, S.C., Saturday.
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Friday, February 11, 2011
SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on May 26, 2006, HSG Hospitality, Inc., executed a Deed of Trust to Jeremy Langlois, Trustee for the benefit of Community South Bank, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the Chancery Clerk's Office of Warren County, Mississippi in Trust Deed Book 1593, Page 100; and WHEREAS, Community South Bank did assign all of its interest in and to the aforesaid Deed of Trust to Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage, Inc. by virtue of that certain Assignment of Deed of Trust/Mortgage dated June 28, 2006 and filed for record in Trust Deed Book 1452, Page 274, as corrected in Instrument Number 284459 in Book 1518, Page 129, all in the Chancery Clerk's Office of Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, Bear Stearns Commercial Mortgage, Inc. did assign all of its interest in and to the aforesaid Deed of Trust to U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Bear Stearns Small Balance Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-1 by virtue of that certain Assignment of Deed of Trust dated December 18, 2006 and filed for record in Trust Deed Book 1464, Page 578, records aforesaid; and WHEREAS on January 11, 2011, the holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Jeffrey S. McCaskill as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by Instrument Number 284617 recorded in Book 1518, at Page 238 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the separate note dated May 26, 2006, in the principal amount of $1,768,500.00 secured thereby, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the Registered Holders of Bear Stearns Small Balance Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-1, having requested the undersigned Substitute Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substitute Trustee's fees and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jeffrey S. McCaskill, Substitute Trustee in said Deed of Trust, will on the 18th day of February, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, and will sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the west front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, Mississippi, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, the following described real property situated and lying in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lot 15 of the John Barefield Survey located in Section 21, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. Beginning at Vicksburg National Military Part (VNMP) Monument Number 294, said marker being further described as the Southwest corner of the Warner L. Byrum property as recorded in Deed Book 830 at Page 806 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and run thence along the West line of said Byrum property, also the East line of the VNMP property, North 30 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, 723.40 feet to an iron pin at the Northwest corner of said Byrum property; thence along the North line of said Byrum property, South 59 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, 577.10 feet to an iron pin, thence leaving the North line of said Byrum property and run South 33 degrees 42 minutes 10 seconds West, 76.72 feet to an iron pin at the back of an asphalt curb, thence along the back side of said asphalt curb, South 32 degrees 18 minutes 45 seconds West, 73.93 feet to an iron pin; thence along an irregular curve to the left of a chord of South 20 degrees 16 minutes 21 seconds East, 26.48 feet to an iron pin; thence South 85 degrees 26 minutes 02 seconds East, 34.58 feet to an iron pin; thence South 65 degrees 52 minutes 37 seconds East, 23.44 feet to a point on the North right-of-way of 1-20 Frontage Road, thence along said right-of-way of said 1-20 Frontage Road on a 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds curve to the left (having a central angle of 53 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds left, and a centerline radius of 716.20 feet) a chord of South 60 degrees 10 minutes 36 seconds West, 79.18 feet to a nail set at an offset in said right-of-way; thence along said offset, South 32 degrees 38 minutes 13 seconds East, 25.00 feet to an iron pin set at the corner of said offset; thence continuing along said 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds curve a chord of South 53 degrees 50 minutes 52 seconds West, 95.79 feet to an iron pin at the Southeast corner of said Byrum property, thence leaving said right-of-way and run along the South line of said Byrum property, South 86 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West, 716.54 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, and containing 7.08 acres and being a part of Lot 15 of the John Barefield Survey in Section 21, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. TOGETHER WITH a perpetual, exclusive, easement for purposes of egress and ingress over and across the following described property; Commencing at an iron pin on the North right-of-way of the I-20 Frontage Road, said iron pin being further described as marking the Southwest corner of the Warner Byrum tract as recorded in Deed Book 1286 at Page 378 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and run thence along the North right-of-way of said I-20 Frontage Road on an 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds curve to the left (having a central angle of 53 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds left, and a radius of 806.20 feet and an arc distance of 24.70 feet) a chord of South 64 degrees 50 minutes 06 seconds West, 24.70 feet to an iron pin, said iron pin marks the POINT OF BEGINNING of the following described tract. From said POINT OF BEGINNING, thence leaving the North right-of-way of said I-20 Frontage Road and run South 42 degrees 16 minutes 59 seconds East, 68.18 feet to an iron pin; thence South 68 degrees 2 minutes 07 seconds East, 23.36 feet to an iron pin on the North side of the pavement of said I20 Frontage Road; thence along the North side of said pavement, South 63 degrees 34 minutes 08 seconds West, 58.78 feet to an iron pin; thence continuing along the North side of said pavement, South 59 degrees 37 minutes 30 seconds West, 40.66 feet to an iron pin; thence leaving the North side of said pavement and run North 00 degrees 15 minutes 47 seconds East, 23.68 feet to an iron pin; thence North 42 degrees16 minutes 59 seconds West, 64.28 feet to an iron pin on the North right-of-way of said I-20 Frontage Road; thence along the North right-of-way of said I-20 Frontage Road on an 08 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds curve to the right (having a central angle of 53 degrees 05 minutes 00 seconds right, and a radius of 806.20 feet and an arc distance of 72.07 feet) a chord of North 61 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds East, 72.04 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING and being a part of Lot 15 of the John Barefield Survey in Section 21, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 24th day of January, 2011. /s/JEFFREY S. McCASKILL Substitute Trustee CONTACT: Jeffrey S. McCaskill Baskin, McCarroll, McCaskill & Campbell, P.A. P.O. Box 190 Southaven, MS 38671 662-349-0664 910149 Publish: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11(3t) y Warren County Courthouse, WARREN COUNTY, 1009 Cherry Street, MISSISSIPPI Vicksburg, MS 39183 REQUEST FOR between the hours of 8 PROPOSALS o'clock A.M. until 5:00 P.M., The Warren County Board of Monday through Friday. Supervisors will accept The services required for this sealed proposals from project are: qualified firms for ADMINISTRATIVE: Assist professional services the County and its agents in required for application the application preparation preparation and subsequent and subsequent program implementation of their 2011 administration including Community Development management accounting, Block Grant Public required reports to HUD and Facilities Program. the State, implementation of The County is seeking applicable State and Federal funding from the Mississippi laws, regulations and Development Authority requirements, establishment Community Development and maintenance of filing Block Grant (CDBG) system; and serve as liaison Program. A Project between the County and the Administrator, Project State. Firms or individuals Engineer, and Project proposing to perform Attorney will be selected to administration services oversee this project. should submit a list of their Information packages qualifications, experience, concerning the request for and capacity for proposals are available at performance. the Chancery Clerks Office, ENGINEERING E i i
01. Legals p ENGINEERING: Engineering design for construction of the proposed improvements including: all design surveys, preliminary design work, final design phase, preparation of plans and specifications, and construction inspection. Firms or individuals should submit a list of their experience, qualifications, and capacity for performance. LEGAL: Consultation services as required for the implementation of the proposed improvements as outlined in the CDBG application in accordance with State and Federal laws and regulations. Legal services shall include, but not be limited to, consultation services, the evaluation of all contracts and land acquisition, etc. Offerors should submit a list of their experience, qualifications, capacity for performance, along with an hourly rate charged for consultation services. Other services include examination of property records related to any easements that might be required. Proposals for this project will be rated according to the following criteria: 1. EXPERIENCE with similar Community Development Block Grant projects; 2. QUALIFICATIONS, knowledge, and technical expertise in this and similar projects; and 3. CAPACITY FOR PERFORMANCE to perform required services in a timely manner, given current workload, and staff. All proposals will be rated on the following system to determine the best offeror: Description and Maximum Points: Qualifications - 40; Experience - 40; Capacity- 20; Total - 100 Points. Proposals are being requested in accordance with OMB Circular A-102, Attachment O, Paragraph 11C, "Competitive Negotiations". Contracts will be awarded to the qualified bidders whose proposal is determined to be most advantageous to the County, cost and other factors considered. The Board of Supervisors reserve the right to reject any and all proposals and to waive any irregularities or informalities in the proposal process. The County is an equal opportunity employer. Section 3 Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 requires that the County and contractors participating in CDBG projects give opportunities for job training and employment to lower income residents of the Section 3 area that is described as the downtown area of the County. Section 3 also requires that "to the maximum extent feasible" contracts for work in connection with Section 3 covered projects be awarded to business concerns that are located in or owned in substantial part by persons residing in the Section 3 area. Proposals should be sealed and properly labeled as: NAME OF FIRM OR INDIVIDUAL 2011 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM PROPOSAL FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, ENGINEERING, OR LEGAL SERVICES (Whichever is appropriate) And may be delivered or mailed to: Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Warren County Board of Supervisors 1009 Cherry Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 by 5:00 P.M., Monday, February 21, 2011, after which time they will be opened by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee will then review each proposal and select a qualified firm or individual. Publish: 2/11(1t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 25th day of July, 2005, and acknowledged on the 25th day of July, 2005, Michelle Carroll, a single woman and John D. Harmon, a single woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto James L. Robertson, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1545 at Page 518; and WHEREAS, on the 26th day of September, 2008, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee for 2005RS9 RAMP, by instrument recorded in the
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office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 54 Instrument #261986; and WHEREAS, on the 26th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 55 Instrument #261987; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 25th day of February, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: That certain lot, tract, or parcel of land, lying and being situated in Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Part of Lot 88 of WARRENTON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Part "E" of Part II, Warren County, Mississippi, as shown by Plat attached to that certain warranty deed, recorded in Deed Book 1018 at Page 166 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, and being a resurvey of the original Lot 88 in Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part "E" of Part II as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 69 of the aforesaid land records, said tract or parcel of land herein conveyed hereby is more particularly described as follows: Part of Lot 88, WARRENTON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Part "E" of Part 2 as recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 69 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest Corner of said Lot 88, thence with the East line of Linda Drive, North 00 degrees 50 minutes West, 60.0 feet, thence with said East line of Linda Drive, North 14 degrees 35 minutes West 63.0 feet, thence North 81 degrees 46 minutes East 181.96 feet, thence South 03 degrees 55 minutes East, 102.93 feet to the North line of an unnamed street, thence with the North line of said unnamed street, South 75 degrees 25 minutes West, 176.05 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.45 acres, more or less. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 25th day of January, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 lca/F08-2762 Publish: 2/4, 2/11, 2/18(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 24, 2008, Cindy Cooper executed a certain deed of trust to David Peters, Trustee for the benefit of American General Financial Services which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1695 at Page 705; and WHEREAS, American General Financial Services, Inc. has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated January 5, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1518 at Page 218; 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, American General Financial Services, Inc. dba American General Financial Services, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in
p p y accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on February 18, 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 West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF LOT ONE HUNDRED SEVEN (107) OF SAID RESURVEY OF LOTS 105, 106, 107, AND 108 OF BLOCK B, PART 2 OF MARION PARK SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF SAID RESURVEY APPEARING OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 434 AT PAGE 273 OF THE LAND DEED RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 25th day of January, 2011. #J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 705 Longview Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001658JC Publish: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11(3t)
Advertisement for Bids Notice is hereby given to all qualified financial institutions that the Board of Trustees of the Vicksburg Warren School District, pursuant to the provisions of Section 37-7-333, 27-105-305 and 27-105-315 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as amended, shall receive sealed bids for the privilege of keeping district funds from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, or until new arrangements shall be made according to law. Said bids shall be received at the Office of the Superintendent, Vicksburg Warren School District, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi until 10:00 a.m., March 25, 2011 and each shall be submitted on the bid proposal form which may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent. The School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any irregularities in the bids. To be considered each sealed bid shall have "Depository Bid" written or typed on its face. Vicksburg Warren School District Dr. Elizabeth D. Swinford, Superintendent Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEEiS NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on August 25, 2006, Sheeneka Hall, a single woman, executed a deed of trust to Bryan Griffin, trustee for the benefit of iMERSi Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1611 at Page 624 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid, iMERSi Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured thereby, substituted John C. Underwood, Jr., as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated December 18, 2010 and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 70; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid deed of trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2006RZ5 by instrument dated December 18, 2010, and recorded in the office of the
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aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 293 ; 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, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2006RZ5, 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 for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorneyis fees, Substituted Trusteeis fees and expense of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, John C. Underwood, Jr., Substituted Trustee, in said deed of trust, will on the 4th day of March, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the Main front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All that certain property situated in the County of Warren, and State of Mississippi, being described as follows: Lot 5, Block 1, Hillcrest Subdivision, Part 1, a subdivision according to a map or plat thereof which is on file of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 1, Page 60, referenced to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. Being the property conveyed in Executor's Deed from James Lewis Terry, Executor of the Estate of Alma Blanche Smith Terry to Sheeneka Hall, a single person dated 04/29/2005, recorded 04/29/2005, Deed Book 1376, Page 880, in the Clerk of Chancery Court for Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 3rd day of February, 2011. ______________________ John C. Underwood, Jr. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Control #10100608 Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)
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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 22nd day of February, 2007, and acknowledged on the 22nd day of February, 2007, Brian K Russell, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Recontrust Company, NA, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1641 at Page 553 #243221; and WHEREAS, on the 1st day of March, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 680 #276306; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 20 #261916; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 4th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the tf td f th W
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Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1641 at Page 553 B8 #243221; and WHEREAS, on the 1st day of March, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 680 #276306; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 20 #261916; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 4th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of that certain tract of land in Warren County, Mississippi known as Shoreline Estates, being Lots 14 through 23, inclusive, of the Survey and Subdivision of Part of Parcels 3 and 2 South, of "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part Three", in Section 21, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Warren County, Mississippi, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 26 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was conveyed to Forrest L. McNair and Patsy P. McNair by Merchants National Bank, Trustee for the Lorena Bonelli Trust by corrective warranty deed dated September 16, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 644 at Page 12 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 31st day of January, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 kej/F08-2309 Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)
Contractors Plan Room in Jackson, Mississippi. Each bid shall be accompanied by a Certified Check on a solvent bank or a Bidder's Bond issued by a Surety Company licensed to operate in the State of Mississippi, in the amount of five percent (5%) of the total bid price, as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, the Bidder will enter into a contract and execute the Performance and Payment Bonds in the form and within the time specified. The successful Bidder will be required to execute a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond, each in the amount of 100 percent of the Contract, issued by a Surety Company licensed to operate in the State of Mississippi. Each Bidder shall have a Certificate of Responsibility to bid on contracts for public projects in which the bid price exceeds $50,000.00 and for private projects in which the bid price exceeds $100,000.00 as required by the laws of the State of Mississippi. Each Bidder shall show on the outside of the envelope containing his bid; his current Certificate of Responsibility number and expiration date, or if applicable, a statement certifying that the bid enclosed does not exceed $50,000.00 for a public project or $100,000 for a private project; his name; and the name of the Contract for which the bid is submitted. Failure to show these items on the outside of the envelope containing the bid will result in the bid being returned to the Bidder unopened. Public funds are involved in this project. No Bidder may withdraw his bid for a period of sixty (60) days after date of actual bid opening, without Owner's consent. The City of Vicksburg, Mississippi reserves the right to reject any or all bids received, to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bids received, and to accept any bid which is deemed most favorable to the City. Funding for the project is through the Community Development Block Grant Program. All bidders shall conform to the CDBG, HUD, and other federal and state requirements stipulated for this program. THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI By: Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 2/11, 2/18(2t)
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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF REBECCA ANNE DORNBUSCH SHAW, DECEASED NO. 2010-109 PR SUMMONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF REBECCA ANNE DORNBUSCH SHAW, DECEASED You have been made a Defendant in the Petition filed in this Court by Allan R. King, Executor of the Estate of Rebecca Anne Dornbusch Shaw, Deceased, said Petition seeking determination and adjudication of heirship and wrongful death beneficiaries. Defendants other than you in this action are: William Kennedy Shaw, II, Jack William Leist and Cullen Patrick Leist. You are summoned to appear and defend against the Petition filed in this action at 10:30 o'clock a.m. on the 2nd day of March, 2011, in the Warren County Chancery Courtroom at Vicksburg, Mississippi before Hon. Vicki Roach Barnes and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be rendered against you for those matters demanded in the Petition. You are not required to file an answer or pleading but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court this 26th day of January, 2011. DOT McGEE, CHANCERY CLERK BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. (SEAL) Publish: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11(3t)
NOTICE TO BIDDERS SEALED PROPOSALS The Mayor and Alderman of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will receive sealed proposals for Water Treatment Plant Generator for the Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant until 9:00 o'clock a.m. local time on Monday, March 21 , 2011, at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, Post Office Drawer 150, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. All proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in Board meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m. on Monday, March 21 , 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. The work in this project consists generally of furnishing and installing a 1,635kW Diesel Powered Generator, site work, electrical work and other related items at the Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant. A pre bid conference will be held at the Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant at 10:00 o'clock a.m. local time on 2 March 2010. All documents required for bidding purposes, including plans and specifications, Substitute Trustee's may be obtained from Allen Notice of Sale & Hoshall, Engineers ArchiSTATE OF MISSISSIPPI tects Planners, 713 South COUNTY OF Warren Pear Orchard Road, Suite WHEREAS, on the 18th day 100, Ridgeland, Mississippi of April, 2003, and 39157 for a deposit of $75.00 acknowledged on the 18th per set, none of which is day of April, 2003, Lisa A. refundable. Williams, a single person, A copy of the plans and executed and delivered a specifications may be examcertain Deed of Trust unto ined at: the Office of the Atty. Arnold M. Weiss, Architect/Engineer, 713 Trustee for Mortgage South Pear Orchard Road, Electronic Registration Suite 100, Ridgeland, Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, Mississippi; City Hall, to secure an indebtedness Vicksburg, Mississippi; therein described, which Associated General Deed of Trust is recorded in Contractors Plan Room in the office of the Chancery Jackson, Mississippi; Clerk of Warren County, Associated Builders and Mississippi in Book 1383 at Contractors Plan Room in Page 1 #195976; and Jackson, Mississippi. WHEREAS, by various Each bid shall be assignments on record said accompanied by a Certified Deed of Trust was ultimately Check on a solvent bank or a assigned to The Bank of Bidder's Bond issued by a New York Mellon Trust Surety Company licensed to Company, National operate in the State of Association fka The Bank of Mississippi, in the amount of New York Trust Company, five percent (5%) of the total N.A. as successor trustee to bid price, as a guarantee that JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. if the bid is accepted, the as Trustee for RASC Bidder will enter into a 2003KS4 by instrument contract and execute the recorded in the office of the Performance and Payment aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Bonds in the form and within Book 1516 at Page 650 the time specified. Instrument #284014; and The successful Bidder will be WHEREAS, on the 4th day required to execute a of January, 2011, the Holder Performance Bond and a of said Deed of Trust Payment Bond, each in the substituted and appointed amount of 100 percent of the Michael Jedynak as Trustee Contract, issued by a Surety in said Deed of Trust, by Company licensed to operinstrument recorded in the ate in the State of office of the aforesaid Mississippi. Chancery Clerk in Book Each Bidder shall have a 1518 at Page 149 Instrument Certificate of Responsibility #284488; and to bid on contracts for public WHEREAS, default having projects in which the bid been made in the payments price exceeds $50,000.00 of the indebtedness secured and for private projects in by the said Deed of Trust, which the bid price exceeds and the holder of said Deed $100,000.00 as required by of Trust, having requested the laws of the State of the undersigned so to do, on Mississippi. Each Bidder the 18th day of February, shall show on the outside of 2011, I will during the lawful the envelope containing his hours of between 11:00 a.m. bid; his current Certificate of and 4:00 p.m., at public Responsibility number and outcry, offer for sale and will expiration date, or if sell, at the west front door of applicable, a statement the Warren County certifying that the bid enCourthouse at Vicksburg, closed does not exceed Mississippi, for cash to the $50,000.00 for a public highest bidder, the following project or $100,000 for a described land and property private project; his name; situated in Warren County, and the name of the Contract Mississippi, to-wit: for which the bid is submitLot Fifty-Four (54) ted. Failure to show these Enchanted Hills Subdivision, items on the outside of the Part One (1) a plat of which envelope containing the bid is of record in Plat Book 1 at will result in the bid being Page 44 of the Land returned to the Bidder Records of Warren County, unopened. Public funds are Mississippi. This conveyance involved in this project. is subject to those certain No Bidder may withdraw his restrictive or protective bid for a period of sixty (60) covenants of record in the days after date of actual bid office of the Chancery Clerk CLARKâ€™S CONSTRUCTION opening, without Owner's of Warren County, State board of contractors consent. Mississippi in Plat and bonded. The City of Vicksburg, Book601-638-9233. 1 atapproved Page 44. 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All bidders shall lca/F10-2833 State Board of Contractors Framing, Remodeling, conform to the CDBG, HUD, Publish: 1/28, 2/4, 2/11(3t) Bonded Cabinets, Flooring, and other Approved federal and&state Roofing & Vinyl Siding requirements for Dirt, Haulstipulated Clay, Gravel, State Licensed & Bonded this program. THE MAYOR Rock AND & Sand Jon Ross 601-638-7932 All Types of Dozer Work ALDERMEN OF â€˘ Demolition Land Clearing THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, IVER ITY ANDYMAN Site Development MISSISSIPPI By: Walter W. Osborne, Jr., & Preparation Excavation Joe Rangel - Owner City Clerk Crane Rental â€˘ Mud Jacking 601.636.7843 â€˘ 601.529.5400 Publish: 2/11, 2/18(2t) Weâ€™re not satisfied until You SPEEDIPRINT & are. Call today for your Free Estimate!
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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI WALTER E. WILLIAMS, SR. PLAINTIFF VS. VERONICA WILLIAMS DEFENDANT CAUSE NO. 2011-027GN SUMMONS Service by Publication: Residence Unknown THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: VERONICA WILLIAMS, whose last known address was in Warren County, Mississippi, but whose present address is unknown to Petitioner after diligent search and inquiry to ascertain same. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (S) WALTER E. WILLIAMS, SR. is seeking a divorce on the ground of desertion. YOU MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the following attorney for the Plaintiff: TONI WALKER TERRETT, ESQ. ATTORNEY AT LAW 1121 FARMER STEET P.O. BOX 821583 VICKSBURG, MS 39183 (601) 636-1109 Your response must be mailed or hand-delivered within thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this notice of Complaint for Divorce and Other Relief or a judgment of default will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Complaint. You must also file the original of your response with the clerk of this court within a reasonable time afterwards. Issued under my hand and seal of this court this the 9th day of February, 2011. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY:/s/Denise Bailey ,D.C. Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)
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06. Lost & Found
14. Pets & Livestock
07. Help Wanted OUR FLEET IS GROWING!!!
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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. Donâ€™t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545 Circulation, for details!
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LOST DOG! 13 year old male Dalmatian named â€œZeusâ€?. Culkin Road area. 601-529-2015.
LOST! 9 YEAR OLD female Yorkie. Rollingwood/ Tucker Road/ Fairways area. Please call 601-634-8293 if found.
2 BELOVED FAMILY DOGS LOST! 1 female blackish-grey and white miniature Schnauzer and male tan and black Yorkie. Disappeared from Marian Lane behind the old hospital. Last spotted around Clay Street/ Mission 66/ Grove Street area. Little girls pet. If you have seen them or have any information on them, call 601-6314290 or 601-631-1759.
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Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . theyâ€™re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extrayour income! Place childâ€™s photo in our Easter Photo Page. Itâ€™s easy - and itâ€™s a great 0-12 mths wayAge to earn extra cash.â€˘ $20 per child â€˘ Deadline April 16th.
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29. Unfurnished Apartments
31. Mobile Homes For Rent
D&D Tree Cutting
1 BEDROOM- $425, 2 bedrooms- $425, both all electric, water, stove, refrigerator furnished, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.
MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.
Trimming & Lawn Care Insured
For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.
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.
DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.
19. Garage & Yard Sales
17. Wanted To Buy
LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.
I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.
18. Miscellaneous For Sale 22 INCH RIMS and tires. Universal. $1000 or best offer. 601-630-5153 or 601813-3696. CHURCH FURNITURE: Does your church need pews, pulpit set, baptistery, steeple. Windows? Big Sale on new, cushioned pews and pew chairs. 1-800-2318360. www.pews1.com COUCH AND 2 chairs, 2 end tables, TV stand, dresser, storage closet. $250 package. LIKE NEW Side by side refrigerator ice and water, $700. YARD MACHINE riding lawn mower Like New, $900. YAMAHA KODIAK 4x4 four wheeler 450 $2,950. 601-415-2224. ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR. Bought from Hometown Medical, 1 year old, burgundy. Like new. Paid $850, will sacrifice for $650, negotiable. 601-831-1955. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.
THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!
YARD SALE. Saturday 7am- 3pm. Lots of outdoor furniture, games, bear claw table with 6 chairs, TV, 600 square foot building, crawfish pans, etcetera. 1541 Glass Road off 61 South.
21. Boats, Fishing Supplies What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce
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
28. Furnished Apartments $700 MONTHLY STUDIO. $900 1 bedroom townhouse. Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747. 1-2 bedroom furnished duplex all electric central air/heat, refrigerator, stove $900 monthly $900 deposit 601-831-0717. 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.
29. Unfurnished Apartments THE COVE Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our
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. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355. YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.
19. Garage & Yard Sales 119 WILLOW CREEK Drive, behind Bovina Elementary, baby items, toyslike new, clothes, furniture, etcetera, Saturday, 7am11am. 125 ROSELAND DRIVE, off Halls Ferry. Saturday 7am- until. Furniture, Clothing; all sizes, DVD's, sports memorabilia, what-nots and books. FEBRUARY SALE! 50% off clothing! 2727 Fisher Ferry Road, Saturday's only, 10am-5pm.
KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.
601-415-8735 CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS 780 Hwy 61 North ONE MONTH FREE RENT! Call for Details 601-638-0102
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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.
Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180
601-638-2231 LARGE 1 BEDROOM, newly remodeled, Drummond Street area. $485 monthly. Deposit required. 601-883-1924, 601-642-0117.
30. Houses For Rent 2/ 3 BEDROOMS, $725 monthly 2606 Oak, 4 Bedrooms $1350 monthly 1455 Parkside. 732-7685743, 209-628-8756. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.
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Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.
VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
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34. Houses For Sale
BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING
Bradford Ridge Apartments
United States Civil War Reenactors -Knapsack, cartridge belt, haversack, cap box, shelter halves -used- less one half, Jarnagins Catalog. 601638-4902 601-497-4798.
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What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
29. Unfurnished Apartments
3508 South Washington Street
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Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.
STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.
34. Houses For Sale
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available
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Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com
Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623
Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers
2150 South Frontage Road
UTICA. 215 HOWELL Street. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. 4 acres, 1 owner. $69,000 Call 501-416-6190 for appointment.
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
34. Houses For Sale
McMillin Real Estate
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.
34. Houses For Sale
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!
108 Sullivan Cove 3 br, 1.5 bath, Lake view, private cove, community boat launch & pier, quiet street, screened porch, garage, 50's, make offer. Bette Paul Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800 www.Lakehouse.com
CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.
Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.
DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065
40. Cars & Trucks 2001 CHEVROLET MALIBU. $4,000 or best offer. 601-529-9448. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.
Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!
29. Unfurnished Apartments
29. Unfurnished Apartments
Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211
MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity
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