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Gypsy Rose Vintage 1938 Airstream travel coach built in Vicksburg up for auction

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By Pamela Hitchins Gypsy Rose is a grand old lady, and she was born in Vicksburg. The 73-year-old Art Deco “M” System travel coach is listed on eBay and can be taken for a ride — or even a vacation — if the price is right. The coach was built by Joe Bonelli, • Additional phograndfatos, coach dether of the scription and Vicksbid process at burg, then tractor of type in 1938 Mthe same System name, and • A extensive colthe North lection of phoWashington Street tographs and company period ads for he opervintage travel ated for 15 trailers can be years. viewed at allDubbed manufacturedGypsy Rose, the trailer is owned by C.T. “Charlie” Hanchey, a Ruston, La., pastor for whom restoring old recreational vehicles is a “passionate hobby.” “I have owned and have hands-on restoration experience with many vintage Airstreams, Silver Streaks and Streamlines,” Hanchey writes on Gypsy Rose’s eBay listing page. “None come close in any way to this coach. She is without peer.” Hanchey is seeking $125,000, with an immediate down payment of $500, but is also accepting offers. “I’m sure my grandfather would have loved to have sold them for that price,” the younger Bonelli said with a little laugh. “It looks like he’s done an extraordinarily fine job of restoring it.” Bonelli, who has only seen the photos on eBay, said he hopes to drive to Ruston this week for a firsthand look at Gypsy Rose. The eBay auction runs through

‘I have owned and have hands-on restoration experience with many vintage Airstreams, Silver Streaks and Streamlines. None come close in any way to this coach. She is without peer.’ C.T. “Charlie” Hanchey

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In front of about 200 onlookers Saturday, Jefferson Davis walked to his perch in the balcony of the Old Court House and bid the City of Vicksburg farewell. The Confederate President, played by local stage actor Jack Burns, delivered the address to a crowd on the East Lawn of the Old Court House on Cherry Street one day after the 150th anniversary of Davis’ original speech. On Feb. 11, 1861, after being told he had been named President of the Confederacy, Davis, who lived south of Vicksburg, stepped off a boat at the Jackson Street landing where he gave his farewell speech before departing for Montgomery, Ala. To celebrate the occasion Saturday, about 40 reenactors, and many more onlookers, turned out in full military and civilian attire. The event, sponsored by the Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, is one of many events throughout the See Davis, Page A12.

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Above, C.T. Hanchey sits inside the Gypsy Rose. Below, the “M” System Mfg. Co. logo with Vicksburg engraved on it.

Jack Burns, dressed as Jefferson Davis, greets guests as he makes his way to the Old Court House Museum on Saturday.

Barbour: Obama paying lip service to job creation By The Associated Press

Friday night. Hanchey purchased the trailer in early 2010 from a friend in Seattle and towed it 2,538 miles to his home in Ruston.

The outside of the Gypsy Rose “It was in a covered shed,” he said by phone. “Thank God for that. It had a nice coating of dust but had been covered up for probably 20 years, and that helped preserve it.”

Photos of the coach’s namesake, singer, burlesque star and actress Gypsy Rose Lee, adorn the walls, and its MissisSee Gypsy, Page A2.

WASHINGTON — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is accusing President Barack Obama of paying lip service to job creation. The Republican governor, who is considering running for president, told a conservative gathering Saturday that the Democratic president’s economic policies have been more hostile to job creation than any other Gov. Haley Barbour administration he’s seen. See CPAC, Page A11.

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1861: Abraham Lincoln is officially declared winner of the 1860 presidential election as electors cast their ballots. 1945: During World War II, Allied planes begin bombing the German city of Dresden. The Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. 1961: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York announced that three statues

in its collection, supposedly Etruscan terra cotta warriors, were, in fact, forgeries. 1991: During Operation Desert Storm, allied warplanes destroy an underground shelter in Baghdad that had been identified as a military command center; Iraqi officials said 500 civilians were killed.



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Gypsy Continued from Page A1. sippi roots are evident and mounted on the outside — in the 1938 Mississippi tag, number 560-135, and the original “M” Systems logo, showing that it was made in Vicksburg. “He was a very industrioustype of person,” Bonelli said of his grandfather. “He had worked for his father, Emile Bonelli, at his wholesale grocery business,” which had been on Mulberry Street where Entergy’s substation is now. After the elder Joe Bonelli left the family business, he ventured into other businesses, starting what was then called Nicholas Bus and Trailer Company in 1936 and eventually acquiring, with a partner, the “M” System Manufacturing Company in Fort Worth, Texas, and moving it to Vicksburg, according to an old magazine article the Bonellis have saved. “There are a lot of people in Vicksburg still who will walk up to me and say, ‘I worked for your grandfather at the old “M” System,’” said the younger Bonelli. His father, Robert Bonelli, and an uncle, Joseph Bonelli Jr., also worked for the business. They organized Southern Trailer Distributors Inc., after the “M” System company was sold in 1951. Hanchey, who has contacts with collectors worldwide, believes Gypsy Rose is the only fully restored pre-World War II “M” System coach in existence. Other “M” System coaches have been found — some in such bad shape from being left unsheltered that trees had grown through their frames — but most have not survived, he said. Gypsy Rose is 26 feet long and sleeps four, according to the specs listed on the auction site. Hanchey said its diner booth is a close match to what was originally built into the coach, the sofa cush-

Gypsy Rose’s outfitting • Custom-made pleated and piped diner booth with period table • Museum quality 1938 Markson icebox • Primed with special aluminum primer and professionally coated with two colors of automotive paint • Original Marvel windows, disassembled and reglazed; all new rubber gaskets • New electrical systems, professionally upgraded to meet code • New copper pipes and plumbing

• Original porcelain sink • Original Magic Chef oven and three-burner range • Art Deco curtains and black and white flooring • Custom-made pleated leather sofa, a replica of the original • 1930s full-size iron bed • Two custom-made screen doors made from cypress and Douglas fir and bronze screens. • Four new Goodyear Marathon tires

Joseph Bonelli The brass plate, left, that hangs over the doorway from the kitchen. It reads ‘The Gullys 1938,’ but the origin is unkown.

ions are made from Italian leather and the game set displayed on the dining table dates to the 1930s, as does the metal bed frame in the back bedroom. Determining what might be authentic to the original “was the hard thing,” said Hanchey. He began by tracking down and purchasing old issues of “Travel Trailer” magazine,” some as old as 1936. Then he rifled through them, check-

ing ads, articles and pictures, compiling examples of “M” System trailers contemporary with Gypsy Rose. “Through the composition and compilation of these things I was able to ascertain what was authentic,” he said. Then the work had to be done. “A huge amount of money went into it — and sweat,” he added with a laugh. Hanchey won’t say what he paid for Gypsy Rose or be any more specific about the restoration costs, not wanting to influence the auction process. Among the offers he’s received is one he called

“handsome and respectable” — but he won’t divulge specifics there either. He promised, however, to keep the auction open until its scheduled deadline Friday.

“Hopefully, she won’t end up in a museum, unless it’s a place that’s open and free to the public,” he said. “I want other people to be able to enjoy her.”

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Meeting canceled as U.S., Pakistan feud WASHINGTON — The standoff between the U.S. and Pakistan over a jailed American embassy worker has escalated. The U.S. is postponing talks set for this coming week in Washington involving Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Pakistani and Afghan diplomats. Police in Pakistan have accused the embassy worker of “cold-blooded murder.” Raymond Allen Davis claims he shot the men because they were trying to rob him. The U.S. contends he has diplomatic immunity from prosecution.

U.S. condemns Syria for blogger’s trial WASHINGTON — The U.S. is condemning Syria for the secret trial of a young blogger on “spurious” spy charges and is appealing for her immediate release. Tal al-Mallohi was taken into custody in December 2009. Her blog, known for poetry and social commentary, focused mostly on the suffering of Palestinians.

D.C. lobbyist’s death in car fire accidental WASHINGTON — The D.C. Medical Examiner’s office said the death of a lobbyist in a car fire last month was accidental. The office said Friday that 37-year-old Ashley Turton died from burns and inhaling products of combustion. The Washington Post reported that an autopsy also revealed acute alcohol intoxication contributed to her death. Turton was a lobbyist for Progress Energy. Her body was found the early morning of Jan. 10 inside her fire-damaged SUV in the garage of her Capitol Hill home.


Obama wields scalpel to budget, avoiding much pain WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s budget submission on Monday will take a surgical approach to a deficit problem that his Republican rivals say warrants a meat ax. As Obama seeks $53 billion for high-speed rail over the next few years, House Republicans are trying to pull back $2.5 billion that’s already been promised. He’s seeking increases for his “Race to the Top” initiative that provides grants to better-performing schools; Republicans on Friday unveiled a five percent cut to schools serving the disadvantaged. Monday’s release of next year’s budget plan will be likely ignored by resurgent Republicans intent on cutting $100 billion from the president’s old budget. The GOP drive to slash 2011 spending and much of the savings sought by Obama

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With no Democrat emerging as yet as a challenger to the GOP nominee, all political eyes are on the HewesReeves tilt in the GOP primary.

Reeves, Hewes race perhaps most interesting in 2011 elections



Numbers not a local game-changer The deck is short a few cards compared with 10 years ago, but the hand dealt to Vicksburg and Warren County from the 2010 Census doesn’t seem to have changed the game when it comes to landing federal dollars and attracting jobs. New census data revealed population countywide fell slightly in the past decade, to 48,773, down 1.75 percent from the 2000 count. Losses from the city were greater, but no less unexpected — 23,856, off the pace set in the 1990s by 9.7 percent. Reflecting a national trend, Hispanics and Asians were found to be growing at a faster rate than blacks, while whites maintained an ever-thinning majority. People claiming more than one race went up, too. More people returned their question-

naires this time, lessening any argument for an under-count. The return rate was 71 percent in Warren County, versus 63 percent 10 years ago. Census forms in 2010 focused on raw totals and ethnicity and didn’t feature questions dealing with personal income. Supervisors have placed much faith in what their hired consultants have said: the numbers are technically accurate and, at the end of the day, after misapplied information is corrected, another lengthy redraw won’t be required. City officials have yet to examine their own numbers, though population loss inside the city appears assured even if ward lines don’t move again. What they mean for those who lobby for federal dollars often geared to population is old news, really. They’ll have to keep organizing trips to Washington,

D.C., and keep showing a united front to the state’s congressional delegation who holds sway on funding to shore up bridges, fix roads and build houses. Naturally, those juices flow slowly — but officials have shown they’re a persistent lot when grants might substitute for a tax. For those whose job it is to grow more jobs — and keep the ones that are here — the numbers might hold lessons in the finer details. Segments of the population that formerly barely registered a blip on the demographic radar screen now represent a chance to sell a vibrant, diverse community that can embrace change. The time between now and 2020 will tell whether the changing look of Warren County will translate into tangible opportunity for all.

Communication needed on prisoners Local law enforcement officials have no supervisory responsibilities for inmates who are transferred by the Mississippi Department of Corrections from prison cells to house arrest, but they still deserve to be notified before the transfers take place. Should an incident result from a convict’s being returned, it’s the sheriff’s office or the police department, or both, that will end up investigating — and paying. It ought to go without saying that police and deputies need to know about certain criminal offenders in their jurisdiction. Convicted sex offenders, for example, are required to register their addresses. Law enforcement officials also need to know about prisoners who are still serving their sentences — not in prison but in private homes — in their jurisdictions. MDOC officials are not releasing that information to law enforcement authorities, who have spent time and money

building legal cases against suspects to obtain convictions and prison time only to find out by chance that the convicts are not behind bars. “The person saw him at the Waffle House,” Lt. Bobby Stewart said last week about a phone call from a resident who had seen former Vicksburg Housing Authority maintenance supervisor Charles Jones, whom Stewart believed to be in prison. Jones had been sentenced just one year before to 10 years. Sheriff Martin Pace also was not told Jones was back in the county. In the past, Pace has just happened to see on city and county streets and roads other felons his department worked to put behind bars. Whether house-arrest inmates are allowed to go to the Waffle House or drive county roads is a matter for the MDOC supervisor to decide in each case. Local officials potentially have different concerns. Jones, who bargained a guilty plea

to possessing more than 2 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $100,000 in exchange for dropping drug distribution and embezzlement charges, was nabbed after a five-year police investigation at the federally funded Vicksburg Housing Authority, which provides more than 400 homes in six subdivisions for families including children. Others on the MDOC’s house-arrest list were sentenced to prison after admitting possession of chemicals used to manufacture methamphetamine, an explosive process that can and has resulted in property damage, injuries and even death. Presumably, MDOC wants to save money by transferring prisoners, held at a cost of $40 a day, to house arrest, which costs about $12. But just in case they are also transferring law-enforcement problems, cooperation, communication and transparency with local law enforcement have to be part of the process.

Moody’s joins the pension skeptics The recent announcement by Moody’s Investors Service that it would begin to factor in unfunded pension liabilities as well as bond debt when considering states’ creditworthiness prompted headlines in The New York Times and on finance blogs and websites but got little attention in much of the nation. Sooner or later, this will change, because the decision by Moody’s has profound implications for local and state governments in California and elsewhere. Since Moody’s new approach is expected to be adopted by other credit-

rating agencies and to eventually extend to all government agencies subject to such ratings, those with substantial unfunded liabilities are going to find borrowing for projects more costly and their bond offerings less attractive to investors. Moody’s change amounts to a rejection of the argument that pension funds are merely in a down cycle and are likely to rebound, so underfunding should not be seen as hard debt in the same way as bond borrowing. It also reflects skepticism going forward about the expected rate of return on invest-

ment used by most pension funds, such as the 7.75 percent figure used by the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. In 2009, a Bloomberg analysis questioning CalPERS’ return assumptions was blasted by a CalPERS official as the work of “anti-pension ideologues.” We hope this circle-the-wagons mentality disappears. Moody’s decision amounts to one more powerful reminder that it’s time for all state government agencies with pension funding woes to consider sweeping changes.

Rare is the Mississippi election cycle in which the race for the state’s No. 2 spot draws as much or more attention than the governor’s race, but in 2011 that just might be the case, at least in the Republican primary. In the Republican primary for lieutenant governor, state Sen. Billy Hewes of Gulfport was officially joined by State Treasurer Tate Reeves of Rankin County this week. Reeves’ formal entry into the race is no big surprise since Reeves made a substantial impact at the 2010 Neshoba County Fair in terms of presence, production value and attendance during his speech. With no Democrat emerging as yet as a challenger to the GOP nominee, all political eyes are on the Hewes-Reeves tilt in the GOP primary. While there is a race with some of the same political dynamics in the Republican gubernatorial primary between incumbent Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, Gulf Coast businessman Dave Dennis and Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday, the Hewes-Reeves race differs in that neither is a political newcomer. Bryant’s lead out of the GOP primary gate is considered more substantial than that Reeves is considered to enjoy based on preliminary polling and campaign finance reports. But despite Reeves’ superior campaign war chest and early polling lead, Hewes got an early start SID campaigning and has closed ground on Reeves both in terms of fundraising and name identification thanks to a really innovative initial TV ad that generated substantial political “buzz” for Hewes. As noted in a prior column, history gives Reeves a boost in that three former state treasurers — the late Evelyn Gandy, William Winter and Brad Dye — have done what Reeves is trying to do in terms of winning the state’s No. 2 executive branch post from the treasurer’s post. But Hewes gets a nod from history in terms of the fact that voters have put great store in their lieutenant governor having prior legislative experience. Reeves has none. Not since 1968 have Mississippi voters entrusted the leadership of the state Senate to a candidate who — like Reeves — had no prior legislative experience. Here’s where the race gets interesting. A few questions come immediately to mind: Will voters in the current political environment value Hewes’ extensive legislative experience or will that actually prove a negative among conservative voters in a GOP primary? Which candidate will win the support of Mississippi’s Tea Party and patriot group voters? Will Gov. Haley Barbour or his politically influential family members involve themselves in a hotly contested GOP primary for lieutenant governor? How much will Hewes’ legislative connections and friendships in the Senate help him in retail politics statewide? Will Democrats give the GOP a free pass in this race in November? Who will voters judge to be the “outsider” that Reeves says needs to be elected lieutenant governor — the twoterm treasurer or the four-term state senator? What is certain at this juncture is that Reeves begins the race as the favorite but that Hewes remains in striking distance. Expect a bruising, bare-knuckle fight inside the state’s GOP family.


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WEEK IN Vicksburg Residents saw cold temps throughout the week as highs ranged from the lower-30s to the upper-40s. Overnight lows dipped into the teens and 20s. Just under an inch of precipitation fell during the week. Vicksburgers awoke to a morning of snow and ice during the week, resulting in the third weatherrelated school cancellation in a month. The temperatures were forecast to rise into the 70s under bright, warm sunshine. The Mississippi River jumped from 10 to 15 feet on the local gauge. The rise was expected to continue; forecasters were predicting a reading of 16.7 feet at Vicksburg today. Incumbents Antonia Flaggs Jones, tax collector, and Ricky Smith, district attorney, added their names to those seeking re-election in this year’s local elections. Local legal assistant Alecia Ashley, 35, filed qualifying papers. Local elected officials and others visited Washington, D.C., in pursuit of federal money for the Washington Street bridge construction. Total cost of the construction is $8.6 million, $5 million of which was earmarked in a 2006 bond issue. The Mississippi Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were preparing to host the re-enactment of a Jefferson Davis speech from 1861 at the Old Court House Museum. Local stage actor Jack Burns of the Westside Theatre Foundation was tapped to portray Davis. Money from the state to resurface and repair roads and small bridges in Warren County increased, records showed. Funds tapped for the improvements totaled $1,263,987.22 this fiscal year, up about 13.5 percent from last year. Family members pleaded with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen after their small, burned-out grocery store was added to the city’s demolition list. The building was burned a year ago, and Leroy Evans was arrested and charged with its arson. Despite a population loss in the 2010 Census, Warren County supervisors are confident none of the lines that determine their districts’ boundaries will need to be redrawn. A newly constructed annex at Vicksburg Junior High School was dedicated to Rosa A. Temple, a longtime Vicksburg educator. A high school bore her name here from 1958 to 1971. A mural honoring Rosa A. Temple is among those on the floodwall at City Front The city approved to rebuild a wall damaged in efforts to repair the site of adjacent buildings that collapsed more than five years ago along Clay Street. Lisa Ashcraft, co-owner of a Washington Street building she said was damaged during site clearing, said she would pursue a lawsuit to have the city and others pay for the work. Plans for an adolescent psychiatric unit at River Region Medical Center’s West Campus will be under way if approved by the Mississippi State Department of Health in March. The 20-bed unit would be located on the vacant second floor of the campus. Local deaths during the week were Clarence “Rock” Shelby Sr., Charles Ray Harris, Ethel M. Baldwin, Dianne Davis, Marvin Matthew Sease Sr., Helen L. Waldrep, Fredrick Agustus Brown and Mattie “Pie” Knight.


Reforms should toss bad apples, keep the good OXFORD — “The Real McCoys” had Pepino as their farmhand. Adam, Hoss and Little Joe ate grub prepared in the Ponderosa kitchen by Hop Sing. Immigration is not a new topic or phenomenon in America. Capitalism rests on the market principle of getting the best value for the lowest cost. It’s why a little old lady in Lucedale hires Felipe to prune her roses instead of hiring Phillip. Felipe will do the job well and charge less. Academics refer to this as exploitation and to some degree it is. But it’s also at the root of what has driven the American experience, creating the most vibrant and innovative culture in the history of the world. Two more notes. (1) Remember that it’s flattering to live in a place where people from other places want to live and work. Even in 2011, billions of people live in economies and under governments they’d like to escape. (2) Race is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. Immigrants from European areas and even from Africa can’t be distinguished by the majority of American citizens until they speak with an accent. Not so with immigrants who are Hispanic or Asian. There are forces in the Mississippi Legislature who want to follow the lead of Arizona and take a meat ax approach to immigration. This is reactionary and wrong — but understandable and popu-

To use a worn-out phrase, Congress has kicked the can of immigration reform down the road so many times that it doesn’t even look like a can anymore.



lar for many reasons. One is that federal lawmakers have failed to do their duty. To use a worn-out phrase, Congress has kicked the can of immigration reform down the road so many times that it doesn’t even look like a can anymore. The miasma of immigration law on the books might as well be in hieroglyphics. Even if people knew what it said, it wouldn’t matter because enforcement is so sporadic that it’s meaningless. National security is another basis for the move to have local law enforcement officers become involved with citizenship checks. In the age of terrorism, porous borders ratchet up the fear factor in our daily lives. We’d just feel better if we thought it was more challenging for jihadists to set up camp here. But the most compelling argument for state action is the economic injustice growing day by day. Pepino and Hop Sing were TV characters. They were, however, among millions upon millions of

racially identifiable “others” who didn’t come here on the Mayflower, but on a bold quest to achieve the American dream of self-determination through hard work. These people merely want to be in a place where individual initiative matters. The real economic injustice occurs when opportunists come with them. Along with those who want to earn are those who want to take. A three-year-old study indicates global grifters are not really a financial burden in Mississippi. That may be because Mississippi’s entitlements are the nation’s least generous. Compare that to a venue such as California with liberal medical, food, housing, unemployment and myriad other programs — and annual deficits and a longterm debt load of $85 billion. For local governments to take money from the private economy and turn it over to nonproductive noncitizens might be OK as long as the burden was small. Numbers, however, indicate this is no

longer the situation. Immigration really isn’t something the Mississippi Legislature would be tempted to consider if Congress did what it’s supposed to do. And Congress would serve the nation best if it devised a way to rein in the freeloading. It wouldn’t be easy, but the logic is sound. Workers come where there is opportunity to work. Freeloaders go where the pickings are easy. Congress needs to recognize that, deal with it — and Americans will go along. We need thoughtful solutions, not immigrant bashing or the endless parsing over “legal immigrants” vs. “illegal immigrants” when existing law is in such utter disarray. Think about Dr. Peter Rhee, the retired Navy captain whose trauma skills were instrumental in keeping U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords alive after the Arizona Democrat was shot through the head. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. Suppose he ran a stop sign that day on the way to the hospital. And suppose Arizona authorities pulled him over and followed their state mandate to make him prove his citizenship. Immigration reform? Yes. But spare us the rhetoric. And the meat ax. •

Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Vicksburg official’s comments in need of ‘sanity check’ The Feb. 4 issue of The Vicksburg Post contains comments attributed to City of Vicksburg official Marie Thompson that I find both offensive and in need of a sanity check. She is reported to have stated that “Spanish is the language of today, and Mandarin Chinese is the language of the future.” No, it isn’t. English is our language, and especially those who are here illegally should express themselves with their feet and go back to their Mexican or Central/ South American paradise. Her statement that “more needs to be done to encourage businesses and local governments to require a certified translator” must have been conceived in a total knowledge vacuum. That would be really great news to American businesses struggling to recover from this near depression. Any taxpayer funds used to pay this woman should be seriously re-evaluated. Robert Peters Vicksburg

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Officials are clueless The Feb. 4 edition of The Vicksburg Post had an article on the front page regarding census results in Vicksburg and Warren County. In that article, the city’s “policy and intergovernmental relations official” was quoted as saying, “Spanish is the language of today and Mandarin Chinese is the language of the future,”

then went further to state that “more needs to be done to encourage businesses and local governments to require a certified translator.” What the hell is going on in City Hall? Does anybody there understand that English is not only America’s language, but the world’s language? China is the biggest English-speaking nation in the world. Having such a person in employ of the city, paid with my tax dollars, rubs me the wrong way, and makes me wonder about all the others employed there. My confidence in their judgment has taken a decided turn downhill. I have a few recommendations for City Hall: Require all governmental communication be in English. Ban the hiring of translators of any persuasion. Hire me as Czar of Personnel Matters. I can then guarantee that neither Spanish nor Mandarin Chinese will be language of the present, or the future — at least, not in Vicksburg.

Put money into roads I am led to believe that the supervisors in Warren County are elected to serve the citizens in the county and control the county budget, not go out and buy custom vehicles and Volvo road graders. There are roads that are in need of repaving — not patched over and over. For example, China Grove Road and Nailor Road in front of South Park Elementary School. I talked to a lady who said she has been trying for six years to get a culvert and hasn’t gotten one yet. The new jail is no benefit to the taxpayers. I think before spending $37 million on a new jail, let the citizens of Warren County decide whether they would rather have the existing jail renovated, which would cost a lot less money, or build a $37 million jail. I believe this should be placed on the ballot and the voters can accept or reject this program — and the existing supervisors. J.W. Carroll Vicksburg

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Take the time to tell that special someone ‘I love you’ The fresh breeze wafting through the window was gentle and sweet, and the moon’s alabaster face gazed down on lovers everywhere. One of my favorite singers, “Babbling” Brook Benton, crooned across the radio waves, and I thought — I’m a romantic! Why? Women. But since no such creature shares my humble abode, and since the babbler rolled back the years to my youth, I couldn’t resist an overpowering urge to get up and dance. Living alone isn’t fun, but has its advantages. If you want to act a fool, you can, so I waltzed with a broom. Women. Ever since they evolved from a hank o’ hair and a piece o’ bone, the world has revolved around them. In Genesis, the Bible confirms this: When men began to multiply on ... earth, and daughters were born ... the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were fair; and they took them wives. Normal, healthy, heterosexual males can’t resist their female


Living alone isn’t fun, but has its advantages. If you want to act a fool, you can, so I waltzed with a broom.


counterparts. Even in my antiquity, I still prefer the company of women. I love to gaze at them, even though I no longer remember why. When I enter classrooms, I’m reminded that no place on earth boasts a larger population of gorgeous women than the South, and my women students represent a crop of beauties, all in peak bloom, that would inspire any man’s admiration. That’s a good thing, because from caveman times until the present, if men had not accepted the fact that the daughters of men were fair, and wooed them,

none of us would be here today. Ah, this thing called love. Other words are bound by definitions; love isn’t. Its meaning comes with expressing it, and then it becomes life. As novelist Zelda Fitzgerald once said, “I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.” And, regardless of time, place or circumstance, men and women have the capacity to connect with each other. For those wishing to express love, there is always a heart somewhere to receive it. And when those hearts connect, and man and woman seek to preserve this most pre-

cious gift, they will, as medical missionary Albert Schweitzer once said, “be recompensed beyond measure.” Love is not only life, but also faith, for as Mother Teresa said, “If faith is lacking, it is because there is too much selfishness, too much concern for personal gain. Love and faith go together: They complete each other.” Who can doubt Ann Landers’ wisdom? Of love, she said, “If you have love in your life, it can make up for many missing things. If you don’t, no matter what else there is, it is not enough.” Gentlemen, don’t let Valentine’s Day pass by without doing something special for your special lady. Give her flowers; take her out to eat. But, most importantly, say to her those three most beautiful words: “I love you.” If you mean it with all your heart, you know: Love is life. •

Jimmy Reed is an educator, author and columnist living in Oxford. He can be reached at jcreedjr@


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Protesters press for voice in democracy CAIRO (AP) — On Egypt’s first day in nearly 30 years without Hosni Mubarak as president, its new military rulers promised Saturday to abide by the peace treaty with Israel and eventually hand power to an elected government. Protesters, still partying over their victory in pushing Mubarak out, now pressed for a voice in guiding their country’s move to democracy. The protesters’ first act was deeply symbolic of their ambition to build a new Egypt and their determination to do it themselves: Thousands began cleaning up Cairo’s central Tahrir Square, the epicenter of their movement. The sprawling plaza was battered and trashed by 18 days of street battles and rallies by hundreds of thousands. Even as thousands flowed in to celebrate, broom brigades fanned out, with smiling young men and women — some in stylish clothes and earrings — sweeping up rubble and garbage. Others repaired sidewalks torn apart for concrete chunks to use as ammunition in fighting with pro-regime gangs. Young veiled girls painted the metal railings of fences along the sidewalk. “Sorry for the inconvenience, but we’re building Egypt,� read placards many wore. “We are cleaning the square now because it is ours,� said Omar Mohammed, a 20-yearold student. “After living here for three weeks, it has become our home ... We’re going to leave it better than before.� A coalition of youth groups that organized the protests issued their first cohesive list of demands for handling the transition to democracy. Their focus was on ensuring they — not just the military or members of Mubarak’s regime — have a seat at the

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Egyptians pose for a souvenir picture with army soldiers at Tahrir Square in Cairo on Saturday. table in deliberations shaping the future. Among their demands: lifting of emergency law; creation of a presidential council, made up of a military representative and two “trusted personalities�; the dissolving of the ruling party-dominated parliament; and the forming of a broad-based unity government and a committee to either amend or rewrite completely the constitution. “The revolution is not over. This is just a beginning. We are working on how to move into a second republic,� said Shady el-Ghazali Harb, the representative on the coalition from one of the youth organizing groups, the Democratic Front. Protesters were debating whether to lift their 24-hour-

a-day demonstration camp in Tahrir. The coalition called for it to end and be replaced by weekly mass demonstrations every Friday to keep pressure on. But many in the square argued to remain. One man on a megaphone encouraged everyone to stay until all their demands were met, while others chanted “the people want the square to be cleared,� referring to public grumbling that the protest camp is disrupting life downtown. Many in the square were pouring love on the military: Families put babies on the laps of soldiers on tanks for photos, crowds cheered when a line of soldiers jogged by for exercise. But there was also realism that the military’s ultimate intention is unclear. “We don’t know what they’ll

do, they might keep hanging on to power,� said Muhammed Ali, a 22-year-old archaeology student who argued for the protests to continue. With Mubarak gone, Egypt’s future will likely be shaped by three powers: the military, the protesters, and the sprawling autocratic infrastructure of Mubarak’s regime that remains in place, dominating the bureaucracy, the police, state media and parts of the economy. Right now, the prote are the clearest of the bunch. The Armed Forces Supreme Council is now the official ruler after Mubarak handed it power on Friday, consisting of the commanders of each military branch, the chief of staff and Defense Minister Hussein Tantawy.

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N.Y. police nab 23-year-old suspect in deadly stabbing spree NEW YORK (AP) — A Ukranian-born graffiti artist armed with five knives went on a bloody 28-hour rampage across New York City, slashing to death his stepfather, ex-girlfriend and her mother, running down a pedestrian in a stolen Lexus and knifing a subway passenger before being arrested in Times Square, police said. Maksim Gelman, 23, was armed with a bloodied kitchen knife when he was taken into

police custody at about 9 a.m. Saturday after a nightlong manhunt across New York City. “It’s so horrendous Maksim and bizarre. Gelman We have no reason to know why he did this,” said Kelly, who held up a photo of the knife that he said Gelman had used to slash the

rider on the head and neck. The man survived and was in stable condition Saturday at a hospital. The stabbing spree started just after 5 a.m. Friday, when police say Gelman fatally knifed his stepfather, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, at their apartment in Brooklyn’s Sheepshead Bay neighborhood. Gelman had gotten into a fight with his mother after she refused to allow him to use her Lexus, and Kuznetsov

intervened and was attacked, Kelly said. Police found the 54-year-old man’s body at his home in the Eastern European immigrant neighborhood. Gelman and his mother became naturalized U.S. citizens in 2004 or 2005, Kelly said. At about 10:30 a.m., several blocks away, Gelman entered the home of his ex-girlfriend and used a kitchen knife to fatally stab her mother, 56-year-old Anna Bulchenko,

Kelly said. When Yelena Bulchenko, 20, arrived home at about 4 p.m., she found her mother dead in a pool of blood and called 911, police said. Gelman was still in the house, chasing Bulchenko as she fled outside and stabbing her to death, Kelly said. He then drove away in the Lexus to Brooklyn’s Midwood neighborhood, rear-ending a Pontiac. The driver confronted Gelman and was stabbed three times in the chest but survived

and was in stable condition, Kelly said. Gelman drove off, hitting 62-year-old pedestrian Stephen Tanenbaum, who died of the injuries, police said. Gelman was not seen again until just before 1 a.m. Saturday, when he confronted a livery cab driver and stabbed him, Kelly said. Shortly after, he also approached a couple in a Nissan, stabbing the man multiple times. Both men survived.

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Taxi plows into crowd injuring 25 SAN DIEGO — A taxi driver plowed slowly through a crowd on a sidewalk in a popular restaurant and nightclub zone early Saturday, severing the leg of one woman and injuring more than two dozen other people, police said. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. in the heart of the busy Gaslamp District as revelers were heading home, according to police Sgt. Ray Battrick. Witnesses said the cab was traveling around 15 mph. The driver sustained a broken nose after being beaten by people in the crowd, who also smashed windows on the taxi, Battrick said. Security guards from a nearby nightclub intervened and detained the driver until police arrived, and he was taken to a hospital. Police believe the driver is between 40 and 50 years old, might have fallen asleep or passed out.

Father charged in slaying of 2 sons ATLANTA — A man who blamed his children’s fatal stabbings this week on their mother’s boyfriend was charged on Saturday with killing the two boys and wounding another. Police in suburban Atlanta also dropped murder charges that had been brought against the boyfriend. Gwinnett County police had found the father, Elvis NoeGarcia, with stab wounds Wednesday outside the house near Lawrenceville where the dead boys were. The 23-year-old Noe-Garcia was not married to their mother and was involved in a dispute with her over custody of the children. Police arrested Noe-Garcia Saturday morning and charged him with two counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault. Police did not know whether he had a lawyer.

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Pat Cronin, director of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Academy, RIDGELAND — A comsaid the academy does pany that administers an not use the weapons in its insurance program for training. county workers injured Lauderdale County Sheron the job is discouragiff Billie Sollie said he made ing the use of Taser shock it manweapons in train‘It was the most difficult five datory only in his ing police seconds in my life, but when departofficers. for The Misit was over there was no pain ment himself to sissippi or discomfort.’ be hit by Public Entity Sheriff Billie Sollie a Taser. “It was Workers’ Lauderdale County the most Compendifficult sation five seconds in my life, but Services Inc. said it has when it was over there was received several claims from injuries received from no pain or discomfort,” the devices during training. Sollie said. Sollie said when the trainThe use of Tasers during ing is conducted with willpolice training is not ing deputies, safety precaurequired by law, the insurtions are taken. He said the ance group’s president, officer being hit wears gogRichard Corkern, said in a gles and two officers are Feb. 3 letter to county sheriffs and county supervisors. stationed behind each arm to catch him if needed. The Hinds County Chief Sherofficer is shot in the back iff’s Deputy Steve Pickett area instead of the chest, said the weapon is a step Sollie said. officers can use before Sollie said the Taser is using potentially lethal one of the best law enforceforce on an uncooperative ment tools in the last 15 suspect. All officers carryyears. ing Tasers must be certi“It’s not only a tool to fied, he said. About three bring violent offenders to dozen officers with the justice, it prevents policeHinds County Sheriff’s assisted suicide,” Sollie Department carry them, said. Pickett said.



Nation’s gravy train about to hit the wall When the prompt asked if I wanted to take advantage of a federal tax credit, aptly named “Making Work Pay,” of course I replied, “Yes.” A seemingly free — not costing me anything — $400 for doing what, exactly? Oh, working. Making work pay, from the days delivering newspapers door-do-door with a stolen shopping cart and a beat-up dog named Heidi, meant getting up each morning and going to work. Find someone willing to pay you for what you do and do it, then get paid. I did nothing spectacular to be given $400. And where exactly is that $400 coming from? Is it coming from the evil rich? My next door neighbor? Or will it just be added to the ballooning national debt and annual deficits? In reality, the $400 is less than peanuts in our financial world. It’s less than that red filmy material that covers a peanut. But multiply that $400 by the number of people taking advantage of that credit and it adds up quickly. It’s a government payoff, something to which this country has become right accustomed. And it is certainly something from which we are going to have to ween ourselves. Last week, according to the website usdebtclock. org, America’s national debt is $14.2 trillion — that’s 14 and 12 zeros. The nation’s unfunded liabilities — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security for sure — are a whopping $112 trillion. Eventually, mathematics is going to prevail and we will face a couple of options — leave our creditors out to dry with no plans of paying or make incredibly difficult choices. The gravy train is running out of gravy. The wreck is imminent, unless we can learn to really sacrifice and make hard choices. My grandparents made hard choices starting on Dec. 7, 1941, when Japan attacked America, bringing this nation into World War II. My grandparents rationed gas, food, fuel and whatever else they had to for the better good. Many now don’t work for the nation’s greater good, only their own greater good. And much of that greater good comes from politicians who want nothing more than your vote and are willing to hand out “free” money to get it. Until the citizens — all of them — are willing to sacrifice for the country’s greater good, nothing will be done. And as it stands now, the people would rather get a “free” $400 payoff for working than making the changes to keep this country afloat. •

Sean P. Murphy is web editor. He can be reached at smurphy@

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Anastasia Tanksley, 9, top photo, the daughter of Danny and Cherie Morara, competes for the GymSouth team Saturday during the GymSouth Mardi Gras Invitational gymnastics meet. The event drew 11 teams from across the state and 225 girls competed in four events — vault, balance beam, floor exercise and uneven bars. The meet continues today from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Below, Mackenzie Brady, 9, the daughter of Dan and Michelle Brady of Flowood, competes on the uneven bars for the Courthouse Gymnastics team.

John Volz, prosecutor in high-profile La. cases, dies By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Former U.S. Attorney John Volz, who spearheaded high-profile corruption cases involving Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello, died at 74. Volz died Saturday in a Tulsa, Okla., hospital after a long illness, said his widow, Daisy Volz. He had been a federal administrative law John Volz judge there for the past six years until he retired Dec. 31, she said. Volz was the chief federal prosecutor for the Eastern Judicial District of Louisiana from 1978 until 1990. He tried Edwards twice on racketeering charges in the 1980s stemming from an alleged health care scheme, but one trial ended in a hung jury and the second resulting in acquittal.

Edwards, who served an unprecendented four terms as Louisiana governor, was recently released from federal prison on a 10-year sentence for extorting casino license applicants during the 1990s. Volz convicted Marcello in a bribery case with national implications known as Brilab, although that verdict was overturned in 1989. U.S. District Judge Lance Africk of New Orleans, who worked as Volz’s chief of criminal prosecutions from 1982 to 1990, called his former boss “a honorable person” with nothing but the public’s interest in mind. Edwards often accused Volz of persecution without evidence. “The only trail he followed was the trail of evidence,” Africk said. Volz, who was appointed by President Jimmy Carter and served through Ronald Reagan’s administration, left in 1990 after President George H.W. Bush replaced him with Harry Rosenberg.

Mild-mannered bandit duped others with heroic image By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Michael Francis Mara is so mild mannered, authorities say, that even as he was robbing a bank, the teller recalled he “looked like he was somebody’s granddaddy” — and yet he has admitted to being a “monster.” This week, the so-called “Granddad Bandit” — who often claimed to be a heroic paramedic — met a day of reckoning. The 53-year-old Mara pleaded guilty Thursday

in a Virginia courtroom to two Richmond-area bank robberies and admitted to two dozen more heists in 14 states, including Mississippi. And some officials suspect there may be more to his past than they will ever know. “I always had a real bad feeling about Mr. Mara because I felt like he could use his mild-mannered appearance as a tool to be able to commit crimes and he wouldn’t be a likely suspect,” said Robert Lunsford, a former detective who once arrested Mara for a 1995 theft

in Chesapeake, Va. Mara has not spoken publicly since his arrest last August in Louisiana. But in court documents obtained by The Associated Press going back nearly four decades and in interviews with those who know him, a picture emerges of a career criminal who duped those closest to him into believing he was one of the good guys: a veteran, a volunteer, even a paramedic who had helped on the Sept. 11 cleanup in New York City. None of it was true. See Bandit, Page A10.

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Michael Francis Mara, dubbed the “Granddad Bandit,” is seen robbing a bank in Virginia.


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Woman indicted in George County sheriff’s death LUCEDALE, Miss. — A woman has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the death of a Mississippi sheriff. Brandy Nicole Williams, 19, was charged Friday in the killing of George County Sheriff Garry Welford, who was struck by a pickup truck on July 21 while police were trying to stop a fleeing suspect, authorities said. Arraignment for Williams was set for April 7. Christoper Lee Baxter, 25, also was arrested in July following the sheriff’s death. He has not been indicted in that case, but recently was sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug charges. Williams and Baxter are in jail without bond.

4 die after boat capsizes in Gulf VENICE, La. — Louisiana authorities say that four people have died and one has survived after their boat capsized during a fishing trip on the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck said the five left the Venice marina in south Louisiana at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday but that their twin-engine boat’s


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS motor went out an hour later. The boat took on water and capsized. Einck said three victims were from Alabama and one was from Louisiana. He said the survivor, an Alabama man, held onto a rope on the front of the capsized boat as the four became unresponsive, apparently from hypothermia.

Corps extends public comment for MRGO NEW ORLEANS — For the second time, the Army Corps of Engineers extended a deadline for submitting comments on a draft of the $3 billion plan to fix the ecosystem damage done by the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet. The corps said it now will accept the public’s comments on the plan through March 5. The restoration has become a contentious topic in St. Bernard Parish because the corps wants to build a new freshwater diversion channel across the parish.

Ex-Jackson officer convicted of rape JACKSON, Miss. — A

former Jackson police officer has been convicted of statutory rape and sexual battery. Jeffery Webb Sr. faces up to 75 years in prison following Friday’s jury verdict. Prosecutors said the 52-year-old Webb raped his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in 2008, three years after he began molesting her.

Seahawk Drilling seeks bankruptcy protection HOUSTON — Seahawk Drilling Inc. said it has filed for bankruptcy protection and plans to sell its fleet of offshore drilling rigs to a competitor for $105 million. Seahawk, which announced the deal with Hercules Offshore Inc. Friday, has been hurt by a slowdown in Gulf of Mexico drilling after the BP oil spill last April. The government halted drilling in deep waters and imposed tough new rules that have curtained all energy exploration in U.S. waters. Seahawk owns a fleet of 20 jackup rigs for shallow water exploration, while Hercules owns 30 rigs, vessels and other equipment. It also provides drilling services. The deal creates a larger company with a more diverse fleet, Seahawk said.

Two arrested in death of La. woman ST. ROSE, La. — Two people have been arrested in connection with a fire that killed an 88-year-old St. Rose woman. The St. Charles Parish sheriff says 32-year-old Toby Beasley, of Hahnville, and Janna Firman, 34, of Picayune, Miss., were jailed in Friday’s death of Ophelia Shepard. Investigators said Shepard — a double amputee — was trapped and unable to escape when her house was set on fire.

199th Regiment changes leadership BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana National Guard’s training arm has a new commander. Col. Patti D. Woods was director of public works at Camp Victory in Baghdad with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team before taking over the 199th Regiment-Regional Training Institute on Feb. 6. Its former commander, Col. Joanne F. Sheridan, is now executive officer to Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Landreneau, adjutant general of the Louisiana Army National Guard.

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4 wandering cows struck, killed on Dogwood Road Four cows were killed Saturday evening after being hit by a vehicle traveling on Dogwood Road about one mile north of the Warren County line, Sheriff Martin Pace said. The cows had gotten loose from a pasture on U.S. 61 South and had wandered for more than a mile before being hit, Pace said. The cows’ owner, Curtis Massey of Raymond, said someone had left the gates open. Massey said the pasture holds about 50 head of cattle. This is the second time in about a year cows wandered from the pasture. About a year ago a section of fence around the pasture was cut, but the cows were returned later without incident.

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The incident is under investigation. The Mississippi Highway Patrol was in charge of the scene, but did not return phone calls.

Man jailed on probation charge A man was in the Warren County Jail Saturday night charged with probation violation, jail records showed. Christopher Strawbridge, 30, no address available, was arrested at 5:47 p.m. and was being held without bond. Details on Strawbridge’s arrest were unavailable.

public meetings this week Monday •Warren County Board of Supervisors, 8:30 a.m., Board of Supervisors building, rear conference room Tuesday •Vicksburg Main Street Program Board of Directors annual meeting, 6 p.m., Vicksburg Con-

vention Center, 1600 Mulberry St., $15 per person. •Vicksburg Housing Authority, 5 p.m., 131 Elizabeth Circle. Thursday •Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., district office board meeting room, 1500 Mission 66.

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Continued from Page A9. “If he was an actor, he would have gotten an Academy Award for his performance,” his second wife, Patsy Mara, told the AP after her husband’s arrest. Even Michael Mara has admitted his lies have made it difficult to keep track of who he really is. “He said through the years he had created so many different identities and different lives that he had taken on that he didn’t even know who he was,” said Lunsford. In court records and housing applications reviewed by the AP, Mara has listed his hometown as either Syracuse, N.Y., or Green Bay, Wis. His criminal record goes back until at least age 19, when he went to prison in Oklahoma for theft and bad checks. In the 1980s, he spent five years in a Virginia prison for stealing checks and taking a pistol and radio while pretending to be a cardiac emergency medical technician. His employer found out his credentials were fake and fired him before he was charged. Mara moved to Califor-

nia, got married and had two children. He returned to Virginia, and in 1995 was arrested for breaking into an apartment where he worked as a maintenance man and stealing several items, including three guns. Mara returned to prison until 2004. Mara told police in 1995 about his prior convictions and said he also had been nabbed for three bank robberies and fraud. Court records could not be found to substantiate those claims, and investigators won’t elaborate on Mara’s criminal history. Lunsford, the investigator in that case, said Mara was polite, cooperative and disarming, and quickly confessed. Mara directed police to his van, where they found police badges, a firefighter helmet and emergency gear, knives and duct tape. Lunsford said a notebook in Mara’s van contained a halfdozen backstories. In each, Mara was an emergency worker. The van’s windows were tinted dark and the back seat had been removed. There

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were pictures of random families. “I’m a monster,” Mara told Lunsford. “I’m worse than any monster you can imagine. I’m worse than any horror movie.” Lunsford said he was never sure if Mara had done something worse or was “just a wannabe.” After his 2004 release from prison, Mara lived in a Virginia Beach halfway house. He claimed to be a volunteer with the local marine rescue service, wore a uniform and carried a scanner, which irritated his roommates, said the Rev. William Twine, who runs the house. Twine described Mara as a surly man — “a grumbler, a complainer” — who didn’t get along well with others. “Never at any time while he was with us did I have any fear or any suspicion he would do anything criminal,” Twine said. “My main concern was him getting along with the people he lived with.” The “Granddad Bandit” bank robberies began a week before Christmas in 2008. Bank teller Annette Kizzie

at the Richmond SunTrust told investigators a stocky, balding man with wire-rim eyeglasses and trembling hands handed her a note scribbled on the carbon copy of a check. He wanted $2,000 in large bills and demanded his note back. “He looked like he was somebody’s granddaddy,” Kizzie told police. Over the next 20 months, the man who became known as the “Granddad Bandit” stole more than $83,000, crisscrossing the eastern and southern U.S. He never used a disguise. He waited patiently in line and handed the teller a note demanding a specific amount — usually a few thousand dollars. Once he suggested he had a weapon, but authorities said there was no indication he ever used one. Police connected the dots last summer. By August the suspect’s photo was plastered on electronic billboards nationwide. Within a week, a tipster led them to Mara who, it turns out, is indeed a grandfather.


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Can 2012 GOP hopefuls deliver on promises? WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who want to be the one to make Barack Obama a one-term president are promising big changes should the GOP win the White House in 2012. “Economic growth, job creation, smaller government, less spending, lower taxes, rational regulation and a stronger presence in the world,” as Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour put it Saturday — echoing a slew of others also considering running. These grandiose pledges sell well to the die-hard conservatives who play an outsized early role in determining the GOP nominee. But would — could — Republicans do all they say? Probably not. The realities of governing often conflict with the rhetoric of campaigning. Just ask Obama, who often says: “Change is hard.” He had some major achievements in his first two years, including the new health care law. But he failed to make good on other campaign promises — closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists, for example. Now in charge of the House, Republican leaders are discovering for themselves that it’s not easy to keep pledges made in the heat of a campaign. They said last fall they would cut $100 billion from the federal budget. Once put into power, they soon scaled back their goal, a concession to the difficulty of slicing into pet projects. Under pressure now from freshman lawmakers backed by the tea party, they’re trying to stick to their original goal. Countless factors play into the success or failure of making campaign agendas reality after an election. The political environment often determines which policies are proposed, which become law. Divided government always causes hiccups. Even if one party controls all levers of government, that’s no guarantee common goals will prevail. Tea party-backed lawmakers are causing headaches for GOP leaders today, much as liberals have done for the White House over the past two years.

Edna Lee “Charlie” Claiborne of Vicksburg died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 88. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Dewey P. “Boonie” Sellers Jr. Dewey P. “Boonie” Sellers Jr. died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011, at River Region Medical Center after a long battle with cancer. He was 77. Mr. Sellers was a native of Monroe, La., and had lived in Vicksburg since 1936. He was a retired master mechanic with Waste Management Inc. in Vicksburg. He enjoyed riding his Goldwing motorcycle and making trips to Daytona, Fla., twice a year. He loved taking vacations to many places in the Western states. He served in the




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Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Saturday, . Unforeseen circumstances — wars, a recession — also can derail the best laid plans. But all that was lost on the Republican presidential wannabes who auditioned before more than 10,000 people at this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the largest such gathering of the year so far and the unofficial kickoff of the 2012 GOP nomination fight. One by one, GOP hopefuls sketched out a broad vision of America under Republican rule, hoping to woo conservatives whose support is critical. So how would Romney bring jobs back and turnaround the economy? He didn’t spell it out, saying only: “The right answer is to believe in America — to believe in free enterprise, capitalism, limited government, federalism — and to believe in the constitution, as it was written and

intended by the founders.” South Dakota Sen. John Thune suggested overhauling Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, and changing how business is done in the partisan capital by ending “backroom deals and big government ways.” He ignored the fact that others before him have tried — and failed. Many were short on specifics on how they’d do it all. Details, to be sure, will come over the next year. No Republican has announced a candidacy though several are gearing up. Once they do, the pressure for specifics will increase. Several, including Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Barbour, used examples from their states to explain how they would shift the country to more conservative governance. Aware of the heavy lifting needed, Daniels told an audience demand-

ing purity in their candidates: “We must unify America, or enough of it, to demand and sustain the big change we propose.” Others started to try to distinguish themselves from the pack with proposals that at first blush seem extraordinarily difficult — if not unlikely — to accomplish. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called for replacing the Environmental Protection Agency — “made up of self-selected bureaucrats, who are anti-American jobs, anti-American business, anti-state government, anti-local control” — with an agency focused on environmental and energy solutions. One-upping Gingrich was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson. He pledged to legalize marijuana.

the votes of those attending the conference in Washington. Paul is a hero to libertarians and has a fiercely loyal following. Others were grouped far behind. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels were among those in single digits. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, two highprofile Republicans who did not attend, were also in single digits. Speculation about Palin’s

running increased on Saturday when she announced the hiring of longtime political strategist Michael Glassner as chief of staff of her political action committee. Glassner managed Republican vice presidential operations in 2008, when Palin was John McCain’s running mate. Glassner also served as the longtime senior adviser to former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. “The fact this is someone who’s had a career in national politics, that’s the only indication that something might be up,” said Ross Baker, a professor of political science at Rutgers University. But he doesn’t think it’s very significant in trying to divine Palin’s plans, and it could just be a routine

organizational move, he said. “We tend to apply the sort of standards of interpretation that we would apply to, let’s see, a Mitt Romney, that we would to her, and it’s usually wrong, because her plans are so cryptic and her method of operation is so unconventional,” he said. Since resigning as Alaska’s governor in 2009, Palin has relied heavily on Facebook and Twitter to communicate her point of view and remain in the political limelight. She also burnished her celebrity credentials last year, starring in the travelogue series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” and releasing a second book. “Clearly, everybody is, all of the other hopefuls are hedging

their bets based upon whether or not she’s in the game or not,” Baker said, adding that he believes a potential contender, like U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, probably would have given a clearer indication by now of his intentions if not for the uncertainty surrounding Palin, a Tea Party darling. “I think she’s keeping people off balance,” Baker said, “which I think she probably finds quite enjoyable, that somebody who’s a relative newcomer in the party has been able to keep all of the pros guessing.” The CPAC straw poll was cosponsored by The Washington Times.


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Sunny today, highs in the mid-60s; patchy fog after midnight, lows in the upper 30s

CPAC Barbour said the country’s problem is that it spends too much. And he says Obama would be wise to heed the lessons of governors throughout the nation who are cutting budgets to spur job growth. He was the latest potential presidential candidate to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference, which concluded its threeday run on Saturday with the selection of Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul. Paul won the straw poll for the second straight year Saturday and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney finished second. Paul got 30 percent, while Romney got 23 percent of


U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and was part of the nuclear bomb test in Nevada in the 1950s. He was also a member of the National Association of Atomic Veterans. He was preceded in death by Dewey P. two sons, “Boonie” Dewey P. SellSellers Jr. ers III and Tim W. Sellers, and his parents, Dewey P. Sellers Sr. and Lucile Bass Sellers. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sara Ann Sellers of Vicksburg; three sons, Ricky A. Sellers and girlfriend Mary Puckett, Paul Sellers and wife Kim, and Johnny E. Sellers and wife Anne, all of Vicksburg; a daughter-in-law, Mary Everette of Brandon; a sister, Tracie Beard of Lorman; eight grandchildren, Jonathan Sellers and fiance Kelly Lewis, Josh Sellers and fiance Heather Byrd, Hillary Sellers and fiance Mark Bass, Jennifer L. Sellers and husband Nick Hearn, Chris Sellers and girlfriend Jennifer Parker, Alex Sellers, James Williams and Alanna Buck-

ley; and five great-grandchildren, Brayden Sellers, Bailey Sellers, Noah Bass, JohnRyan Hearn and Kayla Byrd. Pallbearers are Jonathan Sellers, Josh Sellers, Chris Sellers, Alex Sellers, James Williams, Nick Hearn and

• Vicksburg • Mr. Dewey P. Sellers, Jr. Service 2 p.m. Monday, February 14, 2011 Glenwood Chapel Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery Visitation 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday Memorials Calvary Baptist Church 2878 Old Highway 27 Vicksburg, MS 39180

Mark Bass. Honorary pallbearers are Jennifer Hearn, Hillary Sellers, Paul Park, Bubba Comans, Leo Koestler and Harold Sanders. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Glenwood

Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Glenwood Chapel with the Rev. J. Macon Phillips officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Calvary Baptist Church.

Mr. Larell Delvin “Del” Rowell Jr. Celebration of Life Memorial Service 1 p.m. Sunday, February 13, 2011 103 Alice Place Vicksburg, MS 39180 Mrs. M. Kilby Whitney Memorial Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 16, 2011 First Baptist Church

MONday-TUESday Patchy fog Monday morning, mostly sunny, highs in the mid-60s; partly cloudy Monday night, lows in the upper 30s; partly cloudy Tuesday morning, becoming sunny, highs in the lower 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT patchy fog after midnight, lows in the upper 30s MONday-TUESday Patchy fog Monday morning, mostly sunny, highs in the mid-60s; partly cloudy Monday night, lows in the upper 30s; partly cloudy Tuesday morning, becoming sunny, highs in the lower 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 60º Low/past 24 hours............... 28º Average temperature......... 44º Normal this date................... 50º Record low.................2º in 1899 Record high............79º in 1952 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......2.21 inches Normal/year...........7.68 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 1:09 A.M. Most active................. 7:23 P.M. Active............................. 1:38 P.M. Most active.................. 7:52 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:46 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:47 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:47

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 16.4 | Change: 1.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.9 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 11.2 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 12.8 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.3 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.6 | Change: 0.0 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land...................................... 69.6 River...................................... 63.5

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday......................................20.6 Tuesday......................................20.3 Wednesday...............................19.0 Memphis Monday........................................ 7.0 Tuesday........................................ 6.0 Wednesday................................. 5.3 Greenville Monday......................................23.5 Tuesday......................................22.9 Wednesday...............................22.2 Vicksburg Monday......................................17.2 Tuesday......................................16.8 Wednesday...............................16.2


Sunday, February 13, 2011

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Civil War scenes are focus of New York museum exhibit ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Portraits of John Wilkes Booth and his fellow conspirators in the plot to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln are among prized Civil War images going on display at a museum of photography and film in upstate New York. A four-month exhibition, which opened Saturday at George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y., features vintage cameras and 130 framed photographs from the war that began 150 years ago. A warship collection includes oneof-a-kind pictures of the Confederate raider Alabama. Among the museum’s treasures are a retired Union officer’s album illustrating the assassination plot. It contains portraits of nine people implicated in the conspiracy and an albumen print of a famous Alexander Gardner photograph of three men and a woman standing on the gallows as their nooses are adjusted. “What’s unique about the album is the photographs were assembled from many different sources to tell the story of the Lincoln conspiracy,” Alison Nordstrom, the museum’s curator of photographs, said Friday. “It’s a real page-turner, a heart stopper that culminates in the photographs of the hanging.” A facsimile version of the “Between the States” show hits the road in May with stops in Chattanooga, Tenn., Elmhurst, Ill., and Manassas, Va. The museum expects bookings will extend the tour over the next four years as the war’s sesquicentennial is commemorated. The museum owns 1,100 Civil War artifacts and “not only is this material very rare, but it’s very fragile,” Nordstrom said. “Our holdings are rec-

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This historical photo provided by the George Eastman House shows Raphael Semmes and John McIntosh Kell on board the Confederate raider C.S.S. Alabama on Aug. 12, 1863. ognized as among the best in the world, so when we have the opportunity to show off what we have, we’re anxious to do it.” Lincoln was mortally wounded by Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington on April 14, 1865, five days after Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to end the war. A 12-day manhunt for Booth ended in his death, and eight suspected accomplices in a larger conspiracy intended to rally Confederates were convicted that summer. Four were hanged. Photographic portraiture came into its own during the Civil War era. Lincoln was the first U.S. president to be extensively photographed — more than 125 highly collectible portraits of him survive. “It’s right around the period of the Civil War that having

your portrait made photographically became within reach of anyone,” Nordstrom said. “It wasn’t a rich person’s practice anymore. Portraits are by far the most common kind of Civil War period photograph.” More than 400,000 highly valued photographs have been gathered up since 1947 at Eastman House, a landmark Colonial Revival mansion that was home to Kodak founder George Eastman. Until the start of the 20th century, the American Revolution was the nation’s most celebrated historical event, Nordstrom said. “Around 1900, which is actually the beginning of our imperial adventure when we started to get involved in wars far, far away from us, the Civil War became the image of union,” she said.

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Tricia Easley, left, holds her hands over the ears of her daughter, Elizabeth Easley, 6, during a gun salute for Jefferson Davis at the Old Court House on Saturday.

Davis Continued from Page A1. South that will commemorate the 150th anniverasry of the War between the States. “The purpose of this event, and all the others that we have had and will have, is to mark the 150th anniversary of the war,” Chuck Rand of the SCV board of directors said. “Also to see that the public has a chance to learn about these events and to reflect upon that history. “Many of these people have ancestors that were participants in that history. So basically we are doing what the Sons of Confederate Veterans meant to do, in keeping that history and heritage alive.” The militia was called to attention and the crowd of civilian reenactors and modern-day spectators applauded as Burns approached the Court House and proceeded up to the second floor balcony to give the same address the real Davis had given in 1861 next to the river. “The empathy between the

crowd and the President and of course the stirring display by the militiamen was awesome,” Burns said of the role. “I tried to get a feel for who was saying this and where they had been and where they were going and I found that to be extremely useful.” Many of the reenactors, who dressed in authentic garb and equipment, came from all over Mississippi for the event. The soldiers were dressed mostly in red shirts and tri-cornered hats, which were uniforms typical of Mississippi militiamen at the beginning of the war. “It’s quite an experience to be able to be in the areas where Jefferson Davis actually had to speak 150-years ago,” reenactor Charles Tucker of Brandon said. “It’s an interesting way of studying history and it is a very fun part of it.” This event is one of many sesquicentennial celebrations to be put on by the SCV. Next weekend in Montgomery the group will reenact the swearing in of Davis at the Alabama state capitol building.


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SPORTS sunDAY, februar y 13, 2011 • SE C TI O N b PUZZLES B11

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Tigers slam Golden Eagles By The Associated Press

Buckeyes beat Wisconsin knocks off topranked Ohio State. Story/B3

Let’s go racing The Sprint Cup deals with flagging TV ratings, shrinking sponsorships and empty stands as a new season dawns. NASCAR preview/B5

On TV Noon ABC - The Miami Heat’s new Big Three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh take on Boston’s old Big Three of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce in an Atlantic Division showdown.

Who’s hot CHUCKY HAYDEN Vicksburg forward scored a goal in the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star Game on Saturday.


Kurt Busch wins Budweiser Shootout

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It was a two-car tango at Daytona International Speedway, where the wild, pack racing was replaced Saturday night by sizzling fast speeds and a strange ending that gave Kurt Busch the win in the Budweiser Shootout. The exhibition race was the first test on Daytona’s smooth new pavement, and speeds at times hit 206 mph in a race that saw a record 28 lead changes among nine different drivers. The final pass, though, was ruled illegal as Denny Hamlin was disqualified for going below the out-of-bounds line. It made Busch, who actually crossed the finish line in second place, the first Dodge driver to win the non-points race that has opened Speedweeks for the last 33 years. “What an unbelievable experience, this two-car draft. I had no idea what to expect going in,” Busch said. “I was just going to take it one lap at a time and see how it played out.” The ruling against Hamlin by NASCAR was not controversial. The yellowline rule has been in effect and enforced since NASCAR returned to Daytona in July 2001.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-6-6 La. Pick 4: 1-3-0-9 Easy 5: 3-9-15-17-37 La. Lotto: 9-17-18-26-28-40 Powerball: 11-32-36-48-52 Powerball: 19; Power play: 4

Weekly results: B2

Cliff Williams•Opelika-Auburn News

Auburn’s Josh Wallace takes a shot against Mississippi State guard Dee Bost Saturday in Auburn. The Tigers stunned the Bulldogs 65-62.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tarik Black had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Will Barton added 16 points, including two key baskets down the stretch, as Memphis defeated Southern Miss 67-61 on Saturday night. It was the 16th straight victory for Memphis (19-6, 7-3 Conference USA) in the series, as the Tigers weathered a 12-point first-half lead by the Golden Eagles (18-6, 7-4). Barton had a pair of layups in the final minute and Chris Crawford added a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left to seal the victory. Southern Miss’ Gary Flowers, the conference’s leading scorer at 20.2, scored 14 before fouling out with 4:50 left. D.J. Newbill also had 14 points and Maurice Bolden finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Golden Eagles have won a game in the series since 2004, and their last road win over the Tigers was in December, 2000. They had even more incentive in this one. Memphis won 76-75 at Southern Miss on Jan. 19, when Charles Carmouche hit a 3-pointer with 1.2 seconds

left. On Saturday, Southern Miss jumped out to a 12-point lead by dominating the boards. The Golden Eagles grabbed a 9-2 rebounding advantage, including six on the offensive glass. Flowers’ bank shot with just less than 10 minutes left in the half helped stake Southern Miss to a 12-point lead. Memphis responded with 10 unanswered points as the Golden Eagles went more than 4 minutes without scoring. Still, Southern Miss never lost the lead and carried a 37-31 advantage into the locker room. Newbill had 11 points at that point and Black had 13 to lead the Tigers. The Golden Eagles rebuilt the lead to double digits early in the second half, and, despite Memphis cutting into it, they didn’t relinquish the advantage until just less than 8 minutes left. Coleman rebounded Crawford’s miss to give Memphis a 53-51 lead, the Tigers’ first. From there, the teams remained close, exchanging leads. Memphis led 63-58 with 57 seconds left when Barton See USM, Page B3.

Stunning reverse Bulldogs blow 19-point lead in road loss to Auburn By The Associated Press AUBURN, Ala. — A Kodi Augustus dunk gave Mississippi State its biggest lead of the day in the second half against Auburn on Saturday night. But an Augustus technical later in the half seemed to breathe life into a Tigers squad that looked to be limping its way to yet another Southeastern Conference loss. Auburn used tenacious defense to overcome a 19-point deficit and pull out its first home SEC win of the season, 65-62, over Mississippi State. The Tigers (9-15, 2-8 SEC), who trailed 51-32 with 11:24 to go, reeled off a 17-0 run in a span of 3:53 to take a 62-58 lead on a Josh Wallace threepoint play with 26 seconds left. The run started on two Ear-

On B3 Ole Miss can’t complete rally at Alabama.

nest Ross free throws that resulted from a technical Augustus drew after hitting a shot and shouting with 4:21 left in the game. The free throws by Ross, who led Auburn with 21 points, cut the lead to 58-47, Rob Chubb made a hook shot, Kenny Gabriel converted a three-point play, then coaxed a steal on the Bulldogs’ next possession that led to a dunk, putting Auburn on its way to the win. “I just kept telling the guys, when you get the opportunity to contribute offensively, you’ve got to contribute,” Tigers coach Tony Barbee said. “Finally, we were able to get some tough ones to go in. We started attacking

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the rim, and then some guys made some plays down the stretch, both offensively and defensively.” Mississippi State (13-11, 5-5) turned the ball over five times and didn’t get off a shot during Auburn’s run, with its only scoring opportunity coming when Dee Bost missed the front end of a oneand-one. “We just tried to put a lot of pressure on them,” Gabriel said. “We just kind of got an advantage by running people at the ball, running into the passing lanes and trying to force turnovers.” Gabriel sank a 3-pointer after the missed free throw to put Auburn ahead 59-58 with 1:18 to go. Then, after a Bost turnover, Wallace drove to the hoop, drew contact, hit a layup and polished off the three-point play. See MSU, Page B3.

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Memphis forward D.J. Stephens (30) dunks while defended by Southern Miss guard Maurice Bolden during the second half Saturday. Memphis defeated Southern Miss 67-61.

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Hayden scores goal PCA falls in consolation game in state all-star match By Ernest Bowker

By Jeff Byrd

CLINTON – The move of the Mississippi Association of Coaches All-Star soccer game from the hot and humid month of June to chilly mid-February got a big thumbs up from five Warren County all-stars. Two Vicksburg Gators and two Warren Central Vikings teamed up for the North allstars in the 29th annual game played Saturday night at Clinton High School. Chelsea Duett of Warren Central was the lone county all-star in the girls’ game. A crisper, faster game was

the result of the move to February, just a week after the state championship games. The South team’s Derrick Troutman broke a 2-2 tie in the 73rd minute to give the Reds a 3-2 win over the North Blues. Troutman’s goal on a 1-on-1 breakaway came against Warren Central goalkeeper Jamal Brinnion, who played all 80 minutes. Brinnion had five saves in the game, including one that came just seconds into the game following the kickoff. “I know it was quick,” Brinnion said. “I thought it was going over but then it dipped

See All-Star, Page B4.

FLOWOOD — It started innocently enough, with a couple of missed baskets on one end and some made shots on the other. It ended, a few minutes later, with another long, disappointing walk to the locker room for Porters Chapel Academy. Heidelberg Academy outscored PCA 18-4 over the last 5½ minutes — after the Eagles had gotten within a point — and won 55-40 Saturday night in the consolation game of the MAIS Class A South Central tournament at University Christian. Austin McCordle led Heidelberg (22-10) with

17 points and LaMarkus McDonald scored 14. Kawayne Gaston had 15 points and Ted Brisco 13 for PCA (14-9), which never led and lost for the third time in its last four postseason games. Despite the losses, PCA still advanced to the Class A state tournament that begins Monday at Benton Academy. It will open against the North Central tournament champion, either Tri-County or Hebron Christian. The date and time of the game will be finalized today. “I don’t think we were ever mentally in the game, even when we made our run,” PCA coach E.J. Creel said. “We’ve played three games

in three days, and I think we were physically and mentally gone.” Creel benched starters Gaston, Brisco and Peter Harris for the first four minutes for disciplinary reasons. Their absence helped Heidelberg jump out to an 11-2 lead against a second-tier lineup that included little-used backups Jacob Smithey and Justin McDaniel. Still, they were able to keep things reasonably close and the regulars eventually cut the deficit to a single point, 37-36, with about six minutes to play in the fourth quarter. Then, things quickly fell apart. See PCA, Page B4.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING Noon Fox - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for Daytona 500 BOWLING 2 p.m. ESPN - PBA, USBC Masters EXTREME SPORTS 2 p.m. NBC - Winter Dew Tour, Toyota Championships GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Dubai Desert Classic (tape) Noon TGC - PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 6 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Allianz Championship (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS - Purdue at Illinois Noon ESPN - Marquette at Georgetown 5:30 p.m. FSN - Duke at Miami 8 p.m. FSN - Arizona at Arizona St. NBA Noon ABC - Miami at Boston 2:30 p.m. ABC - L.A. Lakers at Orlando 7 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma City at Golden State RODEO 7 p.m. Versus - PBR, WinStar World Casino Invitational (same-day tape) WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 - LSU at Kentucky 3 p.m. FSN - Arizona St. at Arizona 4 p.m. ESPN2 - Auburn at Arkansas


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Golf Tiger closes within one shot of lead in Dubai Classic DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods is bidding to end his drought in the desert. The former world No. 1 is one shot off the lead going into Sunday’s final round of the Dubai Desert Classic, rallying from a disastrous start with an eagle and three birdies on the back nine for a par 72 in windy conditions Saturday. Woods finished the third round at 7-under 209, in a seven-way tie for fourth behind co-leaders Rory McIlroy (75), Anders Hansen (71) and Thomas Aiken (74). Woods showed some of the resilience that recently has been lacking from his game on a dusty day in the desert during which the wind reached 28 mph.

NFL Haynesworth formally charged with assault RESTON, Va. — Washington Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth has been formally charged with misdemeanor assault stemming from a road rage incident earlier this month. Fairfax County police say the 29-year-old Haynesworth and his attorney appeared at a police station Saturday morning. Haynesworth signed a summons warrant charging him with assault and left. He’s scheduled to appear in court on March 31.

Redskins KR Banks stabbed outside nightclub WASHINGTON — Washington Redskins kick returner Brandon Banks and a close friend were stabbed early Saturday during an altercation outside a downtown D.C. nightclub. Banks received a surface wound to his side that required stitches and was expected to be released Sunday from an area hospital, his agent James Gould said in a statement.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 13 1937 — The NFL’s Redskins move from Boston to Washington. 1954 — Furman’s Frank Selvey scores 100 points in a 149-95 victory over Newberry. Selvey breaks the record of 73 points, set by Temple’s Bill Mlkvy in 1951, with 41 field goals and 18 free throws. 1995 — Connecticut is voted No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 and joins the school’s women’s team at the top. It is the first time teams from one school are ranked No. 1 in the men’s and women’s college basketball polls. 2003 — Teresa Phillips becomes the first woman to coach a men’s Division I team, but her presence couldn’t stop Tennessee State from losing for the 17th straight time, 71-56 at Austin Peay.

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Today’s Games No games scheduled



W Boston...........................38 New York.......................27 Philadelphia...................26 New Jersey...................17 Toronto..........................14

L 14 26 28 38 40

Pct GB .731 — .509 11 1/2 .481 13 .309 22 1/2 .259 25

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................39 Atlanta...........................33 Orlando..........................34 Charlotte........................23 Washington....................14

L 14 20 21 31 38

Pct GB .736 — .623 6 .618 6 .426 16 1/2 .269 24 1/2

Central Division

W Chicago.........................36 Indiana...........................24 Milwaukee......................20 Detroit............................20 Cleveland.......................9

L 16 28 33 34 45

Pct GB .692 — .462 12 .377 16 1/2 .370 17 .167 28


Pct GB .833 — .704 7 .589 13 .527 16 1/2 .455 20 1/2

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............33 Denver...........................31 Utah...............................31 Portland.........................29 Minnesota......................13

L 18 23 24 24 41

Pct GB .647 — .574 3 1/2 .564 4 .547 5 .241 21 1/2

Pacific Division

W L.A. Lakers....................38 Phoenix..........................26 Golden State.................23 L.A. Clippers..................20 Sacramento...................12

L 16 25 29 33 37

Pct GB .704 — .510 10 1/2 .442 14 .377 17 1/2 .245 23 1/2

Saturday’s Games Charlotte 88, Atlanta 86 New York 105, New Jersey 95 Philadelphia 107, Minnesota 87 Chicago 97, New Orleans 88 San Antonio 118, Washington 94 Dallas 106, Houston 102 Indiana 103, Milwaukee 97 Oklahoma City at Sacramento, (n) Today’s Games Miami at Boston, noon L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 2:30 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 5 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 5 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 5 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 6 p.m. San Antonio at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Denver at Houston, 7:30 p.m.


Saturday’s Games Alabama 74, Ole Miss 64 Mississippi College 80, Coll. of the Ozarks 77 Millsaps 63, Hendrix College 75 MVSU 91, Alcorn St. 83 Memphis 67, Southern Miss 61 Texas Southern 70, Jackson St. 67 Auburn 65, Mississippi St. 62 Harding 78, Delta St. 73 Today’s Games No games scheduled ———

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East PCT .800 .750 .708 .708 .600 .565


Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 8 2 .800 16 8 Mississippi St... 5 5 .500 13 11 Arkansas............. 5 6 .455 15 9 Ole Miss............ 4 6 .400 16 9 LSU..................... 2 8 .200 10 15 Auburn................ 2 8 .200 9 15 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Vanderbilt 81, Kentucky 77 Arkansas 80, LSU 61 Alabama 74, Ole Miss 64 Georgia 60, South Carolina 56 Florida 61, Tennessee 60 Auburn 65, Mississippi St. 62 Today’s Games No games scheduled

PCT .667 .542 .625 .640 .400 .375

All Games W L 18 5 18 6 19 6 15 8 18 6 13 11 13 11 16 9 12 11 11 13 15 8 12 12

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Houston 79, Tulane 68 Marshall 78, East Carolina 65 Memphis 67, Southern Miss. 61 UCF 58, Tulsa 57 UAB 74, Rice 68 SMU at UTEP, (n)


ALCORN ST. (3-19) Starks 0-0 0-0 0, McDonald 4-9 6-7 14, Baker 2-5 9-11 15, Sanders 5-8 3-4 13, Brownlee 5-9 2-4 13, Searcy 3-3 3-4 9, Savannah 0-1 0-3 0, Francis 0-0 1-2 1, Eackles 0-0 0-0 0, Martin 0-0 0-0 0, Ragland 6-8 5-9 18. Totals 25-43 29-44 83. MVSU (10-15) Studivant 0-3 5-8 5, Smith 8-14 2-8 18, Jones 9-17 4-7 25, Jackson 5-11 4-6 16, Burwell 0-3 0-0 0, Donald 1-5 0-0 2, Joyner 5-13 3-4 15, Lamb 1-2 0-0 2, Pugh 0-2 4-6 4, Cox 2-2 0-0 4, M. Holmes 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 31-74 22-39 91. Halftime—MVSU 48-33. 3-Point Goals—Alcorn St. 4-13 (Baker 2-3, Ragland 1-2, Brownlee 1-3, Savannah 0-1, McDonald 0-4), MVSU 7-25 (Jones 3-6, Jackson 2-5, Joyner 2-5, Smith 0-1, Pugh 0-1, M. Holmes 0-1, Lamb 0-1, Donald 0-2, Burwell 0-3). Fouled Out—Baker, Pugh, Savannah, Searcy. Rebounds—Alcorn St. 35 (Ragland 10), MVSU 43 (Smith 16). Assists—Alcorn St. 8 (McDonald 4), MVSU 13 (Jones 4). Total Fouls— Alcorn St. 29, MVSU 29. A—3,203.

Saturday’s Scores


Conference W L PCT UTEP.................. 6 2 .750 UAB.................... 8 3 .727 Memphis............. 7 3 .700 SMU.................... 6 3 .667 Southern Miss.. 7 4 .636 Tulsa................... 6 4 .600 East Carolina...... 5 5 .500 Marshall.............. 4 6 .400 Houston.............. 4 6 .400 Rice.................... 3 7 .300 UCF.................... 2 8 .200 Tulane................. 2 9 .182


TEXAS SOUTHERN (12-10) King 0-0 1-2 1, Galloway 4-9 2-3 10, Jones 5-13 12-15 22, Ti. Price 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson-Danner 5-9 4-4 15, Norris 1-2 2-2 5, Smith 1-3 1-2 3, Denson 0-0 0-0 0, Ray 5-7 2-2 14. Totals 21-43 24-30 70. JACKSON ST. (13-11) Hanson 5-13 4-4 16, Jones 2-4 0-2 4, Maxey 5-11 7-11 18, Bush 4-13 5-5 15, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Burk 1-2 0-2 2, Melvin 0-1 5-7 5, Blake 2-2 0-3 4, C. Williams 0-0 0-0 0, P. Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Dixon 0-3 3-4 3, Gregory 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-51 24-38 67. Halftime—Jackson St. 37-28. 3-Point Goals— Texas Southern 4-12 (Ray 2-2, Johnson-Danner 1-1, Norris 1-2, Smith 0-1, Jones 0-2, Galloway 0-4), Jackson St. 5-25 (Bush 2-7, Hanson 2-10, Maxey 1-2, Burk 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Melvin 0-1, Dixon 0-3). Fouled Out—Burk, Denson, Galloway, King. Rebounds—Texas Southern 32 (Jones 13), Jackson St. 37 (Burk 7). Assists—Texas Southern 6 (Galloway, Jones 2), Jackson St. 13 (Hanson, Melvin 4). Total Fouls—Texas Southern 27, Jackson St. 26. Technical—Jones. A—2,002.

Mississippi Schedule

All Games W L 20 5 18 6 17 7 17 7 15 10 13 10

OLE MISS (16-9) Henry 3-11 1-2 7, Buckner 2-4 0-0 4, Warren 2-10 10-12 15, N. Williams 2-5 0-0 5, Graham 6-14 0-0 13, Nelson 3-7 2-3 11, Short 2-4 1-2 5, Gaskins 1-3 1-4 4, Cox 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 15-23 64. ALABAMA (16-8) Green 6-8 3-6 15, Hines 0-5 0-0 0, Releford 4-9 3-4 14, Steele 2-4 5-7 9, Davis 3-7 0-0 8, Hankerson Jr. 1-1 0-0 2, Mitchell 8-13 3-4 20, Eblen 0-1 0-0 0, Hillman 1-5 4-5 6. Totals 25-53 18-26 74. Halftime—Alabama 47-27. 3-Point Goals—Ole Miss 7-20 (Nelson 3-7, Gaskins 1-2, Graham 1-3, N. Williams 1-3, Warren 1-4, Henry 0-1), Alabama 6-13 (Releford 3-4, Davis 2-4, Mitchell 1-3, Hillman 0-1, Steele 0-1). Fouled Out—Buckner, Nelson. Rebounds—Ole Miss 37 (Henry 9), Alabama 35 (Mitchell 7). Assists—Ole Miss 10 (Graham 3), Alabama 17 (Releford 7). Total Fouls—Ole Miss 20, Alabama 18. A—15,383.


Saturday’s Games 13 Wisconsin 71, No. 1 Ohio State 67 2 Kansas 89, Iowa St. 66 3 Texas 69, Baylor 60 4 Pittsburgh at No. 9 Villanova, (n) 6 San Diego State 63, UNLV 57 7 BYU 72, Utah 59 8 Notre Dame 78, South Florida 55 16 Louisville 73, No. 12 Syracuse 17 Florida 61, Tennessee 60 23 Vanderbilt 81, No. 18 Kentucky 77 19 Missouri 84, Oklahoma 61 20 North Carolina 64, Clemson 62 21 Utah State vs. Fresno State, (n) 22 Texas A&M 70, Texas Tech 67 24 Temple 75, Dayton 63 25 West Virginia 82, DePaul 71 Today’s Games 5 Duke at Miami, 5:45 p.m. 10 Connecticut vs. Providence, 6 p.m. 11 Georgetown vs. Marquette, Noon 14 Purdue at Illinois, Noon 15 Arizona at Arizona St., 8 p.m.

Conference W L PCT Florida................. 9 2 .818 Vanderbilt........... 6 4 .600 Georgia............... 6 4 .600 Kentucky............. 5 5 .500 Tennessee.......... 5 5 .500 South Carolina... 4 6 .400

Friday’s Games Grambling St. 64, Prairie View 33 Saturday’s Games MVSU 91, Alcorn St. 83 Texas Southern 70, Jackson St. 67 Alabama St. 82, Alabama A&M 68 Southern U. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, (n) Sunday’s Games No games scheduled ———

MISSISSIPPI ST. (13-11) Sidney 3-7 2-2 9, Augustus 3-7 3-4 9, Steele 2-5 3-4 8, Bost 8-14 2-3 22, Benock 3-6 0-0 8, Johnson 1-6 0-0 3, Bryant 0-1 0-0 0, Lewis 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 21-48 11 AUBURN (9-15) Payne 4-7 0-0 9, Gabriel 7-12 2-3 18, Forbes 2-7 0-0 4, Wallace 2-4 1-1 5, Ross 7-14 4-4 21, Langford 0-2 0-0 0, Denson 1-6 0-1 2, Armstrong 0-2 0-0 0, Chubb 3-5 0-3 6. Totals 26-59 7-12 65. Halftime—Mississippi St. 36-24. 3-Point Goals— Mississippi St. 9-24 (Bost 4-8, Benock 2-4, Sidney 1-2, Steele 1-3, Johnson 1-5, Augustus 0-2), Auburn 6-12 (Ross 3-6, Gabriel 2-2, Payne 1-2, Langford 0-1, Denson 0-1). Fouled Out—Augustus, Sidney. Rebounds—Mississippi St. 34 (Sidney 13), Auburn 30 (Ross 7). Assists—Mississippi St. 12 (Bryant 4), Auburn 14 (Wallace 5). Total Fouls—Mississippi St. 16, Auburn 16. Technical— Augustus. A—9,121.

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PCT .545 .542 .400 .476 .360 .174 .250 .250 .174 .136

SOUTHERN MISS. (18-6) Flowers 5-10 2-2 14, Bolden 5-15 3-5 13, Horton 1-8 0-0 2, Johnson 4-11 0-1 9, Newbill 6-15 1-4 14, Ayarza 3-3 3-6 9, Stone 0-1 0-0 0, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 9-18 61. MEMPHIS (19-6)  Black 5-9 7-8 17, Jackson 1-4 2-2 5, Carmouche 2-7 2-4 8, W. Barton 7-13 1-4 16, Barham 1-1 0-0 2, Coleman 2-3 0-0 4, A. Barton 0-4 0-0 0, Crawford 2-6 4-4 9, Stephens 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 23-52 16-22 67. Halftime—Southern Miss. 37-31. 3-Point Goals— Southern Miss. 4-18 (Flowers 2-3, Newbill 1-3, Johnson 1-6, Horton 0-2, Bolden 0-4), Memphis 5-16 (Carmouche 2-4, Jackson 1-2, W. Barton 1-4, Crawford 1-4, A. Barton 0-2). Fouled Out— Flowers. Rebounds—Southern Miss. 37 (Bolden 8), Memphis 36 (Black 9). Assists—Southern Miss. 9 (Johnson, Newbill 3), Memphis 11 (Crawford 5). Total Fouls—Southern Miss. 18, Memphis 15. A—18,104.

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All Games W L 12 10 13 11 10 15 10 11 9 16 4 19 6 18 6 18 4 19 3 19


Southwest Division

W San Antonio...................45 Dallas.............................38 New Orleans.................33 Memphis........................29 Houston.........................25

Conference W L PCT Texas Southern.. 10 1 .909 Jackson St........ 9 3 .750 MVSU................. 9 3 .750 Alabama A&M.... 7 5 .583 Alabama St......... 6 6 .500 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 4 7 .364 Grambling St...... 4 8 .333 Prairie View........ 3 8 .273 Southern U......... 3 8 .273 Alcorn St........... 3 9 .250

PCT .783 .750 .760 .652 .750 .542 .542 .640 .522 .458 .652 .500

EAST American U. 69, Colgate 60 Boston College 76, Maryland 72 Boston U. 61, Hartford 50 Bryant 85, Cent. Connecticut St. 80, OT Bucknell 60, Holy Cross 56 Columbia 75, Penn 62 Drexel 54, William & Mary 52 Harvard 85, Brown 78 Hofstra 61, Delaware 58 Lehigh 78, Army 64 Long Island U. 82, St. Francis, NY 80 Monmouth, N.J. 62, Fairleigh Dickinson 51 N.J. Tech 76, South Dakota 68 Navy 57, Lafayette 52 New Hampshire 63, UMBC 46 Princeton 57, Cornell 55 Rhode Island 71, Charlotte 70, OT Robert Morris 78, St. Francis, Pa. 73 Seton Hall 69, Rutgers 64 St. Bonaventure 82, La Salle 61 Stony Brook 71, Maine 69, OT UNC Wilmington 95, Towson 93, OT Wagner 70, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 65 West Virginia 82, DePaul 71 Yale 69, Dartmouth 60 SOUTH Alabama 74, Ole Miss 64 Alabama St. 82, Alabama A&M 68

Appalachian St. 78, Chattanooga 68 Ark.-Little Rock 61, Louisiana-Monroe 53 Auburn 65, Mississippi St. 62 Austin Peay 79, Tennessee St. 64 Belmont 78, Campbell 57 Bethune-Cookman 61, Delaware St. 48 Coastal Carolina 61, Winthrop 56 Coll. of Charle 69 Coppin St. 70, S. Carolina St. 62 E. Kentucky 67, E. Illinois 47 Elon 79, The Citadel 72 Florida 61, Tennessee 60 Florida A&M 63, Md.-Eastern Shore 55 Florida St. 63, Virginia 56 Furman 88, Davidson 79 George Mason 82, James Madison 68 Georgia 60, South Carolina 56 Georgia St. 74, Northeastern 71, OT Hampton 86, Norfolk St. 72 Kennesaw St. 67, Stetson 65 Liberty 65, High Point 54 Longwood 75, Savannah St. 56 Louisiana-Lafayette 72, Florida Atlantic 64 Louisville 73, Syracuse 69 MVSU 91, Alcorn St. 83 Marshall 78, East Carolina 65 McNeese St. 81, Cent. Arkansas 67 Memphis 67, Southern Miss 61 Mercer 74, Florida Gulf Coast 61 Middle Tennessee 80, Fla. International 68 Morehead St. 64, SE Missouri 52 Murray St. 60, Jacksonville St. 59 N. Carolina A&T 68, Howard 49 New Mexico St. 50, Louisiana Tech 49 North Carolina 64, Clemson 62 Notre Dame 78, South Florida 55 Old Dominion 70, Va. Commonwealth 59 Presbyterian 61, Charleston Southern 48 Richmond 64, Saint Louis 52 SE Louisiana 76, Northwestern St. 68 Tennessee Tech 85, Tenn.-Martin 71 Texas Southern 70, Jackson St. 67 Troy 64, Denver 55 UAB 74, Rice 68 UCF 58, Tulsa 57 UNC Asheville 57, Gardner-Webb 54 VMI 71, Radford 58 Vanderbilt 81, Kentucky 77 W. Carolina 85, Samford 63 W. Kentucky 87, North Texas 76 Wofford 69, Georgia Southern 61 MIDWEST Akron 75, Ball St. 60 Bradley 68, Evansville 54 Butler 66, Detroit 51 Cent. Michigan 69, Bowling Green 64 Cleveland St. 86, Youngstown St. 76 E. Michigan 78, Buffalo 65 IUPUI 76, N. Dakota St. 72 Indiana St. 75, Drake 63 Kansas 89, Iowa St. 66 Kent St. 84, N. Illinois 77 Loyola of Chicago 79, Wis.-Green Bay 62 Miami (Ohio) 68, Toledo 66 Michigan 73, Indiana 69 Missouri 84, Oklahoma 61 Missouri St. 68, Illinois St. 59 Nebraska 65, Oklahoma St. 54 North Dakota 80, Chicago St. 70 Oakland, Mich. 86, IPFW 78 S. Dakota St. 82, W. Illinois 61 SIU-Edwardsville 74, Robert Morris-Chicago 40 Temple 75, Dayton 63 UMKC 91, Centenary 58 Valparaiso 58, Wright St. 56 W. Michigan 85, Ohio 83 Wis.-Milwaukee 70, Ill.-Chicago 59 Wisconsin 71, Ohio St. 67 SOUTHWEST Ark.-Pine Bluff 64, Southern U. 51 Arkansas 80, LSU 61 Houston 79, Tulane 68 Lamar 84, Nicholls St. 71 Sam Houston St. 75, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 67 Stephen F.Austin 70, UTSA 66 Texas 69, Baylor 60 Texas A&M 70, Texas Tech 67 Texas St. 79, Texas-Arlington 71 UTEP 67, SMU 57 FAR WEST BYU 72, Utah 59 Colorado St. 68, New Mexico 62 Montana 55, N. Colorado 42 Portland 71, Loyola Marymount 48 San Diego St. 63, UNLV 57 Santa Clara 60, San Diego 56 UC Irvine 66, UC Santa Barbara 63 UCLA 69, Oregon St. 61 Utah St. 71, Fresno St. 55 Washington 87, Stanford 76 Washington St. 75, California 71 Wyoming 77, TCU 67

Women’s Basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

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Saturday’s Games 1 Baylor 96, Texas 68 2 Connecticut 68, Providence 38 3 Stanford 62, Washington 52 6 Texas A&M 81, Kansas 58 7 Xavier 77, Fordham 55 8 Notre Dame 71, Rutgers 49 9 UCLA 58, Oregon State 48 10 DePaul 64, No. 21 Marquette 56 14 Oklahoma 69, Missouri 47 18 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Loyola-Chicago Today’s Games 4 Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 5 p.m. 16 Georgetown at St. John’s, 1:30 p.m. 11 Michigan St. vs. Michigan, 1:30 p.m. 12 Maryland vs. Virginia, 1 p.m. 13 North Carolina vs. No. 20 Miami, Noon 17 West Virginia at Louisville, 4 p.m. 18 Kentucky vs. LSU, 1:30 p.m. 22 Iowa St. vs. Kansas St., 4 p.m. 23 Penn St. at Indiana, 11:30 a.m. 24 Georgia at Ole Miss, 1 p.m.

NASCAR Budweiser Shootout Results

Saturday At Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, Fla. Lap length: 2.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (17) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 75 laps, 107.1 rating, 0 points, $203,000. 2. (14) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 75, 83, 0, $94,850. 3. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 75, 109.1, 0, $54,850. 4. (23) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 75, 100.4, 0, $45,850. 5. (11) Greg Biffle, Ford, 75, 98.3, 0, $44,850. 6. (12) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 75, 77.9, 0, $43,925. 7. (18) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 75, 100.9, 0, $42,575. 8. (15) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 75, 128.1, 0, $40,575. 9. (7) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 75, 88.3, 0, $38,575. 10. (6) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 75, 51.2, 0, $37,075. 11. (2) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 75, 75.4, 0, $36,575. 12. (4) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 75, 85.3, 0, $36,075. 13. (19) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 74, 53.1, 0, $35,575. 14. (9) Derrike Cope, Toyota, 73, 34.8, 0, $34,075. 15. (10) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, accident, 47, 52.6, 0, $33,575. 16. (21) Kyle Busch, Toyota, accident, 41, 61.7, 0, $33,075. 17. (20) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, accident, 36, 47, 0, $30,575. 18. (22) Joey Logano, Toyota, accident, 27, 53.4, 0, $28,575. 19. (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, accident, 27, 84.7, 0, $25,575. 20. (13) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, accident,

27, 39.4, 0, $23,575. 21. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, accident, 27, 52.2, 0, $21,575. 22. (24) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, accident, 27, 32.7, 0, $20,575. 23. (16) Kevin Conway, Toyota, accident, 26, 25, 0, $18,575. 24. (5) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, engine, 7, 30, 0, $16,567. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 153.584 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.058 seconds. Caution Flags: 4 for 12 laps. Lead Changes: 28 among 9 drivers. Lap Leaders: T.Stewart 1-2; C.Bowyer 3-5; D.Earnhardt Jr. 6; T.Stewart 7; J.Burton 8-10; D.Earnhardt Jr. 11; T.Stewart 12; J.Burton 13-16; D.Earnhardt Jr. 17-18; J.Burton 19-21; Ky.Busch 22; J.Burton 23-25; Ky.Busch 26; C.Bowyer 27; J.Burton 28-29; R.Newman 30-33; J.Burton 34-39; J.Gordon 40; J.Burton 41-45; Ku.Busch 46; J.Johnson 47-52; J.Burton 53-56; J.Johnson 57; Ku.Busch 58; R.Newman 59-60; J.Burton 61-62; R.Newman 63-74; Ku.Busch 75. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Burton, 9 times for 32 laps; R.Newman, 3 times for 18 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for 7 laps; C.Bowyer, 2 times for 4 laps; T.Stewart, 3 times for 4 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 3 times for 4 laps; Ku.Busch, 3 times for 3 laps; Ky.Busch, 2 times for 2 laps; J.Gordon, 1 time for 1 lap.


GP Philadelphia.....54 Pittsburgh........57 N.Y. Rangers...57 New Jersey.....56 N.Y. Islanders..55

W 36 35 29 22 19

L 13 18 24 30 29

OT 5 4 4 4 7

Pts 77 74 62 48 45

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............55 Montreal...........57 Buffalo.............53 Toronto............56 Ottawa.............56

W 31 31 26 23 18

L 17 20 22 27 30

OT 7 6 5 6 8

Pts 69 68 57 52 44

Southeast Division

GP Tampa Bay......56 Washington......56 Carolina...........56 Atlanta.............57 Florida..............54

W 34 29 26 25 23

L 17 17 22 22 24

OT 5 10 8 10 7

Pts 73 68 60 60 53

GF 182 170 157 120 144

GA 138 136 141 158 180

GF 170 151 155 144 126

GA 131 143 155 174 186

GF 172 151 165 165 143

GA 172 140 173 185 146

GF 183 150 177 150 145

GA 161 133 158 167 162

GF 186 146 166 170 137

GA 131 145 168 186 189


GP Detroit..............55 Nashville..........56 Chicago...........56 Columbus........55 St. Louis..........54

W 33 30 28 27 24

L 16 19 22 23 21

OT 6 7 6 5 9

Pts 72 67 62 59 57

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......55 Minnesota........55 Calgary............57 Colorado..........56 Edmonton........55

W 35 30 28 25 16

L 11 20 21 25 31

OT 9 5 8 6 8

Pts 79 65 64 56 40

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA Dallas...............55 31 18 6 68 158 156 Phoenix............57 29 19 9 67 162 160 Anaheim..........56 31 21 4 66 155 157 San Jose.........56 30 20 6 66 156 148 Los Angeles....55 30 22 3 63 155 132 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Saturday’s Games Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, SO Los Angeles 4, Washington 1 Ottawa 5, Edmonton 3 Montreal 3, Toronto 0 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3, OT Nashville 5, Colorado 3 Minnesota 3, St. Louis 1 Calgary at Vancouver, (n) Today’s Games Boston at Detroit, 11:30 a.m. N.Y. Islanders at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Pittsburgh at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 2 p.m. Los Angeles at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 4 p.m. San Jose at Florida, 4 p.m. Anaheim at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Monday’s Games Vancouver at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 9 p.m.

Golf Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Scores Saturday

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 Third Round Steve Marino..............65s-66p-71m — 202 -12 Jimmy Walker.............72s-68p-63m — 203 -11 Bryce Molder..............69p-66m-68s — 203 -11 D.A. Points.................63m-70s-71p — 204 -10 Alex Cejka..................64m-74s-67p — 205 -9 Tom Gillis...................67p-68m-70s — 205 -9 Spencer Levin............71p-68m-67s — 206 -8 Aaron Baddeley..........68s-71p-67m — 206 -8 Kevin Sutherland........69m-69s-68p — 206 -8 J.J. Henry...................69p-66m-71s — 206 -8 Robert Garrigus..........70s-70p-67m — 207 -7 Matt Jones..................70s-69p-68m — 207 -7 Michael Connell..........69s-69p-69m — 207 -7 Phil Mickelson............71m-67s-69p — 207 -7 Hunter Mahan............70s-67p-70m — 207 -7 Zack Miller..................72p-69m-66s — 207 -7


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: 5-4-8 La. Pick 4: 2-0-1-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-6-6 La. Pick 4: 1-3-0-9 Easy 5: 3-9-15-17-37 La. Lotto: 9-17-18-26-28-40 Powerball: 11-32-36-48-52 Powerball: 19; Power play: 4

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Tide holds off Rebel surge By The Associated Press Alabama responded following a short turnaround from a difficult road loss by racing to a big lead, drilling 3-pointers and scoring on quick drives to the basket. Tony Mitchell scored 20 points and the Crimson Tide sprinted to a 20-point halftime lead before holding off an Ole Miss comeback attempt in a 74-64 victory over the Rebels on Saturday. “We had so much energy because we were ready to get back on the floor after the loss (Thursday night) to Vanderbilt,” said Alabama point guard Trevor Releford, who had 14 points and seven assists. “I think our energy just took over.” Sustaining it was a little harder, two days after a latenight 81-77 loss to the 23rdranked Commodores that wasn’t decided until the final seconds. That ended a fivegame win streak that vaulted Alabama to the top of the SEC’s Western Division. The Tide (16-8, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) gave up most of a 23-point lead in the second half but managed to hold off the Rebels (16-9, 4-6) and end their three-game SEC winning streak. Alabama made only six field goals in the second half after building a 47-27 halftime cushion but the league’s top defensive team limited Ole Miss to 36 percent shooting. Chris Warren, the SEC’s No. 2 scorer, didn’t make a field goal until his 3-pointer from the left corner with 1:16 left for the Rebels. “(Alabama) obviously was aware of where Chris was at all times,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “We knew they were going to be very aggressive.” JaMychal Green had 15 points, including Alabama’s first six, and added six blocked shots and three steals for the Tide. Releford also had three of Alabama’s 10 steals. Mitch-

minutes.” Nelson and Reginald Buckner, who was held to four points, both fouled out. Ole Miss still managed to put a scare into the sellout crowd of 15,383. Warren hit four straight from the line to cut Alabama’s lead to 65-59 with 2:22 left. Alabama’s Senario Hillman then drove for his only basket, drew a foul and hit the free throw. He made another from the line with 1:45 left to push it back to double digits. Green, Hillman and Releford combined to make 5 of 6 free throws after that. The Rebels had cut the big deficit to 56-47 with a 15-1 run just 8 minutes into the second half, punctuated by back-toback 3s from Nelson and Nick Williams. Alabama had only two field goals in the half before Green and Mitchell finally responded with consecutive putbacks. The Tide was 6-of-17 shooting after hitting 53 percent before halftime.

Vandy 81, Kentucky 77 The associated press

Alabama’s Trevor Releford (12) looks for a shot as Ole Miss guard Terance Henry (1) defends during the first half Saturday. ell came off the bench in what coach Anthony Grant called a “coach’s decision” to make 8-of-13 shots and reach 20 points for the fourth consecutive game. “It doesn’t matter if I come off the bench or start, I’m going to come out and give it all I’ve got,” Mitchell said. “I’m just helping out my team any way I can.” Warren hit only 2-of-10 baskets but the nation’s leading free throw shooter made 10 of 12 for the line to finish with 15 points. “(Alabama’s defense) was aggressive,” Warren said. “They’re a real scrappy team.” Zach Graham added 13 points while Dundrecous

Nelson hit three second-half 3-pointers to help spark the aborted rally and scored 11. “Either they were going to come out flat from the loss Thursday or they were going to come out with something to prove,” the Rebels’ Terrance Henry said. “They came out with something to prove.” Warren moved past Carlos Clark’s 1,822 points for third in school history despite the rough shooting night. Alabama, which ranks sixth nationally in scoring defense, made it hard for him. “That’s what we do,” Releford said. “We’re a defensive team, the best defensive team in the SEC. Coach told us to come out there and sell out so that’s what we had to do for 40

John Jenkins scored a career-high 32 points, including six 3-pointers. With the win, the 23rdranked Commodores (18-6, 6-4) swept a three-game homestand that will keep them tied for second in the Southeastern Conference’s Eastern Division. They came into Saturday tied with Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee, two losses behind Florida.

Florida 61, Tennessee 60 Erving Walker hit a driving layup with 14 seconds left and No. 17 Florida overcame a sixpoint halftime deficit to beat Tennessee. Walker led the Gators with 16 points and Kenny Boynton and Vernon Macklin each added 12. Alex Tyus chipped in 10 for Florida (20-5, 9-2 Southeastern Conference).

Badgers knock off No. 1 Ohio State By The Associated Press Jordan Taylor scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half to rally No. 13 Wisconsin from a 15-point deficit to beat previously unbeaten No. 1 Ohio State 71-67 on Saturday. Wisconsin (19-5, 9-3 Big Ten) beat a No. 1 opponent for the first time since 1962, when it was also Ohio State. The Badgers joined Florida as the only programs to knock off the same No. 1 school in both football and men’s basketball in the same academic year. The Gators also beat Ohio State in both sports in 2006-07. Fans at the Kohl Center stormed the court, just like when they rushed the field at Camp Randall Stadium following the Badgers’ 31-18 win there over then-No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16. William Buford scored 21 points for Ohio State (24-1, 11-1). Freshman Jared Sullinger’s layup gave the Buckeyes a 47-32 lead with 13:21 left. Sullinger finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds,

Kansas 89, Iowa St. 66 Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris each had a double-double and keyed a 23-4 first-half run for No. 2 Kansas.

Texas 69, Baylor 60 Freshman Tristan Thompson had 17 points and 13 rebounds and third-ranked Texas held off a furious rally by LaceDarius Dunn and Baylor to remain undefeated in the Big 12.

Notre Dame 78, USF 55 Jack Cooley came off the bench during an early 22-0 run and finished with a careerhigh 18 points to lead No. 8 Notre Dame.

Louisville 73, Syracuse Kyle Kuric scored 23 points, Preston Knowles added 22 and Peyton Siva dropped in the


Braves bedeviled despite late rally By The Associated Press Falando Jones scored 25 points and Orlando Smith had 18 points and 16 rebounds as Mississippi Valley State built a big early lead and held on to defeat Alcorn State 91-83 Saturday. The Delta Devils (10-15, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference) scored the game’s first 12 points — seven by D’Angelo Jackson, who finished with 16 — and led by as many as 19 points before taking a 48-33 halftime edge. The Braves (3-19, 3-9) got back into it in the second half, making 68 percent of their shots (17 of 25) to get as close as three points, 86-83, with 28 seconds left. Will Pugh responded by making 1-of-2 free throws for the Delta Devils, then stealing the ball, drawing a foul and making two more for an 89-83 lead with 19 seconds left. Jones added two final free throws. Jamar Ragland scored 18 points to lead Alcorn State. Marquiz Baker added 15 and Kendrick McDonald 14.

Texas Southern 70, Jackson State 67 Travele Jones scored 22 points as Texas Southern stormed back from a 17-point first-half deficit to stun Jackson State and grab a two-game lead in the SWAC. The Tigers (13-11, 9-3) made just 5-of-25 3-pointers and missed 14 free throws out of 38 attempts. Texas Southern (1210, 10-1) has swept the season series with Jackson State and took command of the league lead in the standings.

Miss. College 80, College of Ozarks 77 Mississippi College collected their third consecutive win with an 80-77 win over the College of the Ozarks. With the win, the Choctaws improved to 12-10 overall and 9-8 in the American Southwest Conference’s East Division. The Choctaws now sit in a tie for third place after the victory. The Choctaws were led by sophomore Cameron Bounds with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

MSU Continued from Page B1. Auburn used three free throws to offset two Bost layups over the final 26 seconds, with Ross’ two free throws with 3.5 seconds to go providing the final margin. Bost’s desperation halfcourt heave at the buzzer missed, giving Auburn its second conference win and sending Mississippi State to its first loss in three games. The Tigers’ comeback ranks among the biggest in program history, up there with a 22-point comeback against Louisville in 1995 and a 19-point rally against LSU in 1999. “It is a disappointing loss, not just because it is a loss, but because we played so well for about 35 minutes and those last five minutes we just melted down,” Bulldogs coach Rick Stansbury said. “We had absolutely way too many turnovers, too many unforced turnovers.” A jumper by Renardo Sidney keyed an 11-0 Bulldogs run in the first half, giving them a 24-13 lead with 5:46 left in the half. They extended their lead to 19 points, 51-32, on a dunk by Augustus with 11:24 to go in the game. Bost scored a game-high 22 points for the Bulldogs, with

his 4-of-8 performance from beyond the arc leading a 9-of24 day from 3-point range for Mississippi State. But eight of those baskets came in the first half, as the Bulldogs shot only 1 of 9 after the break. Sidney added nine points and 13 rebounds, but he and Augustus, who also finished with nine points, both watched the end of the game from the bench after fouling out down the stretch. Ross led Auburn with 21 points and seven rebounds, and Gabriel added 18 points. Both Chubb and Mississippi State’s Ravern Johnson returned from two-game suspensions Saturday. Chubb, whose suspension stemmed from a Jan. 30 arrest on charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, attempting to elude a police officer and resisting arrest, scored six points in 16 minutes. “I’m disappointed in the decision he made,” Barbee said. “But at the same time he’s a college kid, and what most college kids do is make dumb decisions. That doesn’t mean you throw him under the bus and forget about him.”

USM Continued from Page B1.

The associated press

Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor celebrates with fans after beating previously undefeated No. 1 Ohio State 71-67 Saturday. clinching free throws in the final moments to lead No. 16 Louisville.

North Carolina 64, Clemson 62

BYU 72, Utah 59

Freshman Harrison Barnes scored 20 points and John Henson had 14 points and 12 rebounds as No. 20 North Carolina bounced back from its collapse at Duke.

BYU pulled away from rival Utah thanks to Jimmer Fredette and a surprise star. Fredette scored 23 points, fill-in starter Charles Abouo added 22 and the No. 7 Cougars beat Utah in their final regular-season meeting as Mountain West Conference foes. Fredette, who leads the nation in scoring, had 17 points in the final 9 minutes and 12 in a row to help the Cougars (24-2, 10-1 MWC) take control after the game was tied at 48.

Missouri 84, Oklahoma 61 No. 19 Missouri overwhelmed Oklahoma with its bench, getting 16 points from Michael Dixon and 11 from Justin Safford.

Texas A&M 70, Texas Tech 67 Khris Middleton scored 16 points and No. 22 Texas A&M handed Texas Tech its third straight loss.

Temple 75, Dayton 63 Ramone Moore scored 26 points and No. 24 Temple won its sixth straight despite missing top rebounder Lavoy Allen.

West Virginia 82, DePaul 71 John Flowers led No. 25 West Virginia’s balanced offense with 15 points.

scored on a drive, but Angelo Johnson answered with a 3-pointer for Southern Miss his only field goal from long range in six attempts — cutting the lead to 63-61.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011


Pitchers and catchers report Spring training for Major League baseball teams starts this week By Ben Walker AP baseball writer The Super Bowl hit a deep freeze, NBA teams got stranded in blizzards, an NHL game was iced by a snowstorm. Most everywhere, the winter weather is wicked. Good thing the weekend forecast in Arizona and Florida calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s: King Felix, Joe Mauer and friends are coming. Spring training is starting up. Let’s trade ski masks for catcher’s masks. And pitchers, take off your mittens and put on those mitts. Just in time, right? “I would say there might be some of them from the Midwest or Northeast who might go to their respective spring training places and accelerate the real estate market,” Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “Unless they really like being behind a snow blower.” Even before the sunscreen mixes with pine tar, Bruce Bochy is eager. World Series champions always want to get going. The San Francisco Giants manager and his players are among the many teams opening camp in the next few days. “Especially some of them who have been in this harsh weather we’ve had this winter, they’re looking forward to getting to spring training,” Bochy said. “I also think when you get two or three weeks off, you start getting a little bit itchy. Then when it gets to late January, you’re ready. You’re ready to get back and see your teammates, getting back on the field and getting ready for the season,” he said. In many places, that means new pals. Cliff Lee, back in Philadelphia after a one-year absence. Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, taking their hair-raising antics to Tampa Bay. Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez, now swinging for Boston.

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Toronto Blue Jays catcher A.J. Arencibia, left, takes part in batting practice at spring training on Saturday. Vladimir Guerrero, Jayson Werth, Vernon Wells, Dan Uggla and World Series MVP Edgar Renteria, all switching uniforms. “It makes you feel good to come here and know they wanted me to play there. It’s awesome,” said strikeoutprone slugger Mark Reynolds, traded from Arizona to Baltimore. “This is kind of a fresh start.” Shaun Marcum already is looking way ahead. Traded from Toronto to Milwaukee, he was part of the Brewers’ busy winter — they also acquired former Cy Young winner Zack Greinke from Kansas City. “Nothing against Toronto as an organization, but this is the first time I’ve gone through the offseason working out and thinking that I’m going to be pitching in October and not ending my season Oct. 2. I’m working hard knowing that I’m going to be pitching Oct. 23, Oct. 24 — just throwing those dates out there,” Marcum said. But there’s plenty of time until then. A lot to do, in fact, before the pitching-rich Phillies host Florida State on Feb.

24 in the first exhibition game of the year. A host of new managers need to meet and greet their guys. Don Mattingly with the Dodgers, Ron Roenicke of the Brewers and John Farrell of the Blue Jays will be managing for the very first time. In all, 12 teams go into opening day on March 31 with a different skipper than they started with last season. Gone are four long-timers, each leaving with glittery rings — Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Lou Piniella and Cito Gaston. Also missing this spring, baseball’s newest retirees: Postseason wins champ Andy Pettitte, career saves leader Trevor Hoffman and former World Series MVP Mike Lowell. Still to be decided: Albert Pujols and his contract status. The three-time NL MVP set a deadline for the start of his spring training — either he gets a new deal with the St. Louis Cardinals or he’ll cut off talks until he becomes a free agent after the season. In the meantime, Cardinals newcomer Lance Berkman is

looking forward to joining a lineup with the star slugger. “I feel like this is a legitimate World Series contender, I really in my heart believe that. I’m not trying to do like Rex Ryan and put something out there and make everybody mad, I feel like we’ve got a great team.” Easy, Lance. For now, we’ll find out whether top rookies such as Tampa Bay outfielder Desmond Jennings, Atlanta first baseman Freddie Freeman, Toronto pitcher Kyle Drabek and Yankees catcher Jesus Montero are ready for the majors. Or whether Jim Edmonds, Eric Chavez and Bartolo Colon, big names past their prime, can give it one more go. We’ll see, too, how well stars Chipper Jones, Johan Santana, Jake Peavy and Grady Sizemore are progressing from season-ending surgeries. Mauer, Minnesota’s outstanding catcher, had minor surgery this winter to clean up his knee.

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Bulls 97, Hornets 88 Derrick Rose scored 23 points and the Chicago Bulls methodically turned a 12-point third-quarter deficit into a victory over the New Orleans

All-Star Continued from Page B1. on me at the end. I got it.” The quick start set the pace. Four goals were scored in the first half and the opening goal came from Vicksburg High’s Chucky Hayden in the 15th minute. Hayden had some other dazzling moves in the first half and left an impression on his teammates, including fellow Gator all-star Tony Davidson. “At halftime we were messing with him because he hadn’t shown that all year,” Davidson said. Hayden said that Gators’ coach Jason Bennett made the same observation. “Coach Bennett was saying that,” Hayden said, with a laugh. “I guess I was caught up with the excitement. We all seemed to play with great unity.” Hayden’s solid play also

impressed several scouts, but the senior said he is likely headed to Millsaps College. “I’m still undecided but I’m leaning toward Millsaps,” Hayden said. “It’s a really good school and they have a program where I want to major in, which is pre-med.” Davidson, who is headed to Hinds Community College, played all the first half and most of the second on the second line. He was glad the game was played Saturday. “I was fine with it,” he said. “It was not that cold.” Warren Central’s Erik Chappell, who played up front late in the first half and most of the second, liked it as well. “Once you got warmed up, it was good,” Chappell said.



Stephen Jackson hit a lastsecond jumper over two Atlanta defenders and the Charlotte Bobcats rallied after trailing by 22 points to beat the Hawks 88-86 on Saturday night. Jackson, a former Atlanta player, scored 32 points, including the winning shot over Maurice Evans and Al Horford. Jackson hopped onto the scorer’s table before running off the court yelling, “That’s what I do!” Shaun Livingston scored a season-high 22 points as Charlotte earned its first win in Atlanta since 2007. Gerald Wallace had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Bobcats. Josh Smith had 28 points for Atlanta, which led by 22 in the second quarter and 18 in the third period. The Hawks were 1-for-17 from the field in the first 9 minutes of the final quarter before Smith’s left-handed jam and free throw tied it at 82. Jackson’s jumper gave Charlotte an 86-84 lead with 1:04 remaining. Horford’s drive tied the game and, following a miss by Livingston, Atlanta called timeout with 23.8 seconds remaining. Joe Johnson missed a jumper, and the Bobcats controlled the rebound and called a timeout with 5.6 seconds remaining to set up Jackson’s winner.

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run. Watson also turned a steal into a fast-break layup during the surge, which put Chicago ahead 89-80 with 5 minutes to go. New Orleans responded with two quick baskets, but Rose set up Boozer’s inside basket with a bounce pass into the paint, then made a difficult, off-balance baseline jumper to make it 93-84 with 2:27 left. The Hornets could not recover after that. Keith Bogans had 11 points for Chicago, which shot 51.5 percent (35 of 68) and outscored New Orleans 36-20 inside. Kurt Thomas grabbed 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who outrebounded New Orleans 47-26.

Continued from Page B1. Talbot Buys missed a layup and Brisco a follow-up chance, leading to a 3-pointer on the other end by McCordle. On PCA’s next possession, Buys had his shot blocked by George Hilton under the goal and Heidelberg turned it into a transition layup by McDonald for a 42-36 lead with 5:06 to play. Brisco hit a layup to break the run, but Cody Risher drilled a 3-pointer to make it 45-38 with 3:39 left. PCA never recovered. It went 2-for-8 from the field and committed three turnovers

in the last six minutes as the Rebels steadily pulled away. “We just got frustrated and stopped playing. That’s what I think happened,” Gaston said. Creel agreed, but said it was only one of several factors. “They slowed it down and we didn’t play great defense, and we missed shots. It was a combination of all of those things,” she said. “We got out hustled. Then when we made our run we didn’t do the right things to finish.”

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Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson puts up a shot against Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collins Saturday. Charlotte won 88-86. Hornets. Carlos Boozer had 17 points and Luol Deng 14 for the Bulls, who outscored the Hornets 25-14 in the fourth quarter to close out a five game road trip at 3-2. One game after outdoing Utah’s Derron Williams in Chicago’s win over the Jazz on Wednesday night, Rose got the better of the Hornets’ Chris

Paul, who had 15 points. Marcus Thornton had a season-high 24 points and David West added 17 for the New Orleans, which has lost seven of nine. The Bulls took the lead for good when C.J. Watson’s transition 3, set up by Ronnie Brewer’s block of Thornton’s fast-break layup attempt on the other end, ignited a 9-0

Wilson Chandler replaced the injured Amare Stoudemire in the lineup and scored 21 points, and the New York Knicks beat the New Jersey Nets to avoid falling below .500. Reserve Toney Douglas added 19 points and Landry Fields had 14, making three big 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Knicks won for just the second time in six games and improved to 27-26. Stoudemire missed his first game of the season with a sprained right big toe, but the Knicks overcame their AllStar’s absence by making 16 3-pointers, including Chandler’s that gave them the lead for good with 4:08 left. New York hasn’t had a losing record since falling to 8-9 after a loss to Atlanta on Nov. 27.

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Young love distracts the teenaged mind Here in Mississippi, our Guv’nuh apparently is toying with the idea of running for President of the United States, and that naturally attracts flack from the national media. Lately there have been some mean-spirited commentaries from members of that ilk, who obviously were farther along than most Mis’ippi farm boys or small-town youngsters in their early teens. Maybe they simply skipped being teenagers and went straight to sanctified adulthood with a silver pen in their hot little hands. What a tempest in a teapot! Guv was something like 13 when he just flat-out missed sensing the racial revolution in his home state, assisted by yankees coming South to help out in a worthy cause, no doubt. He just didn’t notice. At 14, he overlooked the federally-forced integration that almost closed the state’s foremost university. By 15, he apparently missed the national implications of racially-motivated murders halfway across the state from where he lived. How could such a clod be worthy of Presidential considerations? How could any young man have missed such events? Well, I was there myownself,

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and can answer that riddle, appropriately enough, close to Valentine’s Day. It was at least partially Yung Luv. That ain’t a Vietnamese soldier. It was the title of a song back in those days by, I think Neil Sadaka, bless his heart. He said it and spelt it differently, I know. I cannot imagine what a young yankee boy contemplates during his early teen years, but I can tell you exactly what a Mis’ippi boy was cogitating on back in those times, ‘cause like I say, I was there, Bubba. At age 13, a young man’s thoughts turned to not necessarily Yung Luv yet, but at that age he became gradually aware that some of his lifelong (12 years) playmates were exhibiting strange bodily developments. Strange but increasingly worthy of noticing, in most cases. There came a day when you understood why watching Susie Little get

off school bus No. 13 wearing a sweater attracted a group of senior high boys. Instead of shoving Little John and the Dixie Tixie over for three on a bus seat so I wouldn’t have to sit next to Billie Faye Dickerson, maybe I found myself hoping there would be a place next to her. This vague awareness that there were actually two sexes was of course not the only thing a 13-year-old male mind pondered: the main most thing was, am I big enough to shoot Daddy’s 30/06? At 14, the specter of the ninth grade prom reared its ugly head: every boy had to have a date with a girl, and dress up! We guys were torn: we didn’t really want to have to get a date for the prom, but we durn sure didn’t want to have to take an ugly girl! Brave and more mature classmates like Little Dave and George Rea just quietly got the job done, so a couple of the prettiest girls were gone before the rest of us quit griping. Worst of all, the prom was during turkey season! That occupied most of our 14-year-old male minds. Fortunately, I managed to tear the cartilage and ligaments in my right foot playing handball with Bird Skelton, so was dateless on crutches

when the prom night arrived, praise the Lord! At 15, in those years, the mainmost thing on every youngster’s mind was: when can I get my driver’s license? Of course, country boys like me and Little John and Troy and the Dixie Tixie had been unofficially driving for years, and we all got permits to drive with an adult when we were 14. But who wants to take an adult on a date? Little Dave and George Rea once again led the way, for their birthdays were in February, whereas Little John and I had to wait until November and December, respectively. Yet once we had that precious piece of plastic in our possession, Momma’s Buick was our target, so that we could actually ask Louise or Nancy Lee or Montie on a real date. That took a whole year of thinking! So, please excuse us nonpolitically-savvy country boys like me and the Guv’nuh for not noticing things that may have been historical at that time, but were tee-totally secondary to what teenage boys were really noticing about then!

• Robert Hitt Neill is an outdoors writer. He lives in Leland, Miss.

NASCAR dealing with many issues Sagging ratings, economic woes ravage Sprint Cup Series CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR entered its brief offseason with several nagging problems, intending to fix as many as possible. What top series officials emerged with is a new scoring format that simplifies the convoluted points system used since 1975. Left unchanged are sagging television ratings, alarming attendance drops and apathy from new and old fans alike. After 2010 produced one of the most competitive and dramatic seasons in memory, it was competition issues — the new points system, a tweak to the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship — and not the overarching threats to the sport’s success that NASCAR chairman Brian France addressed last month in his 2011 preview. “Look, we’re very satisfied with the most important thing: the level of competition,” France said. “It’s easy to pull out one thing or another. We’re 63 years old; every sport is going to have periods where, for lots of reasons, you’re in a peak or a valley. “But over the long-term, we’re very confident that ... we’re setting ourselves up to work through any issues that we have, take the sport in a smart direction over many, many years and make sure the business models for all of the NASCAR community work properly.” Five-time defending series champion Jimmie Johnson said simply changing the points system wasn’t enough to fix NASCAR’s larger issues. “I don’t believe (the points change is) a huge strategy to engage the fans more from an attendance standpoint or a viewership standpoint,” Johnson said when asked what effect the new points system will have. “I think, in my opinion, there are other areas to focus on for that.” Those other areas — rising costs, a difficult sponsorship market, fading stars, failure to entice the coveted 18-to-34 demographic and overall fan malaise — remain status quo as NASCAR heads into a new season. The season-opening Daytona 500 — NASCAR’s version of the Super Bowl — is Feb. 20. Last year’s Daytona 500 was marred by a pesky pothole in the racing surface that caused two delays totaling more than two hours, a debacle that some believed set the tone for another year of decline in NASCAR interest.

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Meet the Vikings baseball night Warren Central baseball’s “Meet the Vikings” will be held Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at Viking Field. All parents, family and WC fans are encouraged to attend.

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

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

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Above, Denny Hamlin (11) stays on the bumper of Jimmie Johnson (48) during an practice session at Daytona International Speedway Friday. Right, Jeff Gordon and Carl Edwards talk after an practice session at Daytona International Speedway Friday.

The television audience was down 10 percent last season, and ratings dived almost 21 percent during the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Attendance was down almost everywhere, and 13 tracks suffered drops of at least 10 percent. D a l e E a r n h a r d t J r. , NASCAR’s most popular driver, and Rick Hendrick, the most successful team owner, both recently called for shorter races and a shorter season. Each said they’d accept less money for the cutbacks. And Fox Sports chairman David Hill, whose network broadcasts the first 13 races of a 38-race season, said the events should run three hours and fit into a four-hour broadcast window that includes 40 minutes for prerace and 20 minutes for postrace. But as France and president Mike Helton detailed their upcoming tweaks in a news conference at the sparkling — albeit attendance plagued — NASCAR Hall of Fame, neither offered specific solutions to any of the pressing issues facing the series. Instead, they unveiled a new 43-to-1 points system that should be easier for fans to understand, plus the addition of two wild card spots to the 12-driver Chase field that are designed to place an emphasis on winning. Indeed, another strong season of competition could

The Birdie, Bogey and Boogie golf tournament, to benefit the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary, is scheduled for April 1 at 1 p.m. at Vicksburg Country Club. The cost is $600 and players and sponsors are sought. An after party and silent auction will follow the tournament at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Kristi Smith at 662-588-6638.

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

Mandatory ASA softball umpire clinic The City of Vicksburg Recreation Department will conduct an ASA softball umpire clinic on Feb. 23 on 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive. The clinic is mandatory for last year’s umpires and new go a long way toward solving NASCAR’s ailments. The 2010 season was highlighted by the relaxed “Boys, have at it” approach of letting drivers show their personalities and settle their disputes without NASCAR meddling. It led to wild accidents and confrontations, from Carl Edwards sending Brad Keselowski’s car sailing toward the fence at Atlanta in an act of retribution, to mild-mannered Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton nearly coming to blows after an accident at Texas. The Chase finally developed the way France had envisioned, with a nail-biting three-driver championship battle between Johnson, Denny Hamlin and Kevin Harvick that went down to the closing laps of the season finale. It was Johnson who emerged victorious, for the fifth consecutive year, as a heartbroken Hamlin carried the weight of coughing a title away long into the offseason.

umpires who will be calling slow-pitch and fast-pitch games this season. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

Vicksburg Eagles football registration The Vicksburg Eagles are currently accepting applications for the 2011 season. Registration is open to players and cheerleaders ages 6-12. A copy of the birth certificate is required. Spring training begins March 1 at the Vicksburg Junior High stadium. For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104 or Betty James at 601-415-7299.

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

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

Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association The Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association will have its 2011 league registration on Feb. 19, from 10:30 until noon at Clear Creek Golf Club. Registration is open to beginners all the way up to advanced players. The fee is $30 for the year. Snacks, information and league schedules will be available. A nine-hole game will follow registration. For information go to www.clearcreeklga. com or call 601-638-5607 or 831-1522.

Zeke West Memorial bass tournament The Tallulah Bass Club will host the third Annual Zeke West Memorial Bass Tournament on Feb. 26 at Lake Providence out of the Airport Landing or at the Pizza Hut chute. The tournament will start at daylight and end at 3 p.m. Payout for first is $2,000. Entry fee per boat is $110 and the big bass pot fee, which is optional, is $10. The tournament wil benefit high school seniors in the Vicksburg and Tallulah area with their college educations in the outdoor field. For information, call Bill DeWeese at 318-341-3161 or Gary West at 601-415-6225 or any Tallulah Bass Club Member for an entry form. Entry forms can be mailed to 1206 Carroll St., Tallulah, La., 71282.



registration forms available Wednesday, February 2nd at Just Duett Sports, The Sports Center or the City's Park and Recreation Office. Registration Fee is $65 and includes uniform.

LEAGUES OFFERED FOR: AGES 5/6 Players must turn 5 years old by April 30, 2011 to be eligible. AGES 7/8 Players must turn 7 years old by April 30, 2011 to be eligible. AGES 9/10 Players must turn 9 years old by April 30, 2011 to be eligible. AGES 11/12 Players must turn 11 years old by April 30, 2011 to be eligible. AGES 13/14/15 Players must turn 13 years old by April 30, 2011 to be eligible. (Some leagues may be separated by age or experience level of participants)




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STAFF WRITER Clean out your attics, closets and lock boxes, because the Treasure Hunters Roadshow is coming to Vicksburg. Roadshow experts are in town examining antiques, collectibles, gold and silver. While the Roadshow will accept anything that’s old, they will be focusing on: gold and silver coins made before 1964, military items, toys and trains, musical instruments, pocket and wrist watches. Scrap gold is expected to be a popular category this week due to soaring gold prices.

“U.S. COINS MADE BEFORE 1964 ARE THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTORS. COINS MADE BEFORE 1964 ARE 90% SILVER, AND VALUABLE BECAUSE OF EITHER THE SILVER CONTENT OR EVEN MORE VALUABLE IF ONE HAPPENS TO BE A RARE DATE.” Expert buyers for the roadshow have noticed a tremendous increase in the amount of gold coming to the Roadshow, and for good reason. Record gold prices have Roadshow guests cashing in on broken or outdated jewelry with our fair and honest purchase offers. The Roadshow encourages anyone planning a visit to take a minute and examine their jewelry box or their lock box at the bank and gather anything that is gold. If a guest is not sure if something is gold, bring it anyways and the Roadshow staff will test it for free. Other gold items of interest include gold coins, gold ounces, gold prrof sets and dental gold. Other types of items Roadshow experts hope to see include old toys and train sets. Archie Davis, the Roadshow’s toy expert, spoke about some of the top toys getting great offers. “Old tin wind-up toys from the late 1800’s through the 1960’s are in great demand right now,” said Davis, “especially those that are character related. Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, the Flintstones or any other character toys are sought after. Old Buddy L toys from the 1920’s to the 1960’s are especially in high demand.” Basically any toys made before 1965 are wanted. Train sets made by Lionel, Americn Flyer, Marklin and others have the potential to fetch a large sum. Davis also stressed, “Toys with boxes and in mint condition bring sensational prices. Most of the toys that come to the

Roadshow are not in perfect shape, but can still bring good prices from collectors.” When exper t Tom Fuller was asked what he enjoyed most about working at the Roadshow, he was quick to answer, “Old coins and paper currency—for as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with collecting coins. I would go through the change in my parents’ grocery store, looking for rare dates and errors. Once, I found a silver quarter that I sold Above—Roadshow exper t, Mike Delong, sits for $300. Not bad for an 8 with a gentleman who is eagerly anticipating year old.” Fuller went on to explain the assesment of his collectibles. that any U.S. coins made before 1964 are the most sought after by collectors. Coins made before 1964 are 90% silver, and valuable because of either the silver content or even more valuable if one happens to be a rare •Gather items of interest from your date. Fuller explained, “We help people sort through their coins for unique dates. We buy all attic, garage, basement, etc. There is types of coins at the Roadshow—from wheat no limit to the amount of items you can pennies to buffalo nickels, and from single bring. coins to entire truckloads. See you at the Roadshow.” •No appointment is necessary.



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PORTFOLIO We welcome your news about achievements by area employees. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost. com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897) , or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Wednesday for publication Sunday. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

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Hinds at Utica offers free office space UTICA — Free office space is available through the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College and its Business Incubation Center. The center aims at enabling businesses and will also provide computer use and local phone service. To be considered, interested people must submit an application by Feb. 25. For more information, contact Sidney McClinton at 601-885-7137.

Watkins certified as financial manager Carol Watkins has received certification as a defense financial manager with the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. Watkins Carol Watkins is chief of the Budget, Manpower and Management Branch of the Resource Management Office. To receive the certification, she had to pass three exams. Watkins received a bachelor’s of business administration degree in accounting from Delta State University and has held the budget officer position since 1987.

halt the decline in revenue when it reports results from its fourth quarter this month. SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Unlike most stores, WalThe battle for shoppers is mart thrived when the playing out in this New York Great Recession struck in suburb: Walmart versus late 2007. Its core customers everyone else. — households making less Dollar stores beckon, their than $70,000 a year — bought small size ideal for quick shopping. Target offers 5 per- more. For many, it became the only place they shopped. cent off if you pay with its Affluent shoppers became store-branded card. Costco tempts with high-end, brand- price-conscious and found Walmart hard to beat. name food and designer All of Walmart’s $27 billion clothes at competitive prices. in revenue growth for the Bernadette Clark used to year ending in January 2009 visit Walmart here twice a week. Now it’s twice a month. came from greater demand She got fed up last year when for basic items — food, pharmacy and household goods. Walmart stopped stocking Shoppers spent 13 percent her favorite brands and she more on basics couldn’t count at Walmart on low prices. that year. Three years Beginnings: In 1962, Shoppers also ago, Walfounder Sam Walton liked that Walmart ruled opened his first discount mart’s stores for convestore in Rogers, Ark. looked neater. nience, selecThe store went public The company tion and price. was finishing a But today it in 1970 and paid its first major renovais losing cuscash dividend in 1974. tion to address tomers and Shares: If you bought complaints that revenue, and one share of Walmart its stores were smarting from stock at its offering price messy. Waldecisions that of $16.50 in 1970, it mart widened backfired. would be worth around aisles, elimiWalmart is $158,527 today. nated clutter, not in danger Workforce: The naimproved lightof ceding its tion’s largest private eming and lowplace atop the ployer employs more ered shelves. retail world. than 2.1 million people, Family Dollar But competiincluding more than 1.4 and Dollar tors have General posed begun to chip million in the U.S. little threat. away at its Global footprint: As of Their stores dominance. the end of October, Walgenerally were Over the mart operated 4,400 U.S. dingy, and last year, revWalmart supercenters, their shelves enue at Waldiscount stores, Neighwere filled with mart stores borhood Markets and low-quality open at least Sam’s Club warehouses. clothing and a year has Abroad, the company housewares. fallen by an operated 4,292 stores in The groceries average 0.75 14 international markets. weren’t major percent each Source:, brands. quarter, said Capital IQ. Target, meanthe Internawhile, strugtional Council gled with the of Shopping perception that its prices Centers. Revenue rose by an were high. And stores filled average of nearly 1.7 percent at Target, 8 percent at Costco with nonessential items — think brightly colored, decoand 5.9 percent at Family rative pillows and kitchen Dollar. accessories — didn’t appeal To fight back, Walmart to those making ends meet. is again emphasizing low So Walmart had a competiprices and adding thousands tive edge. It lasted until June of products it had culled in 2009, the month that econoan overzealous bid to clean mists would later call the end up stores. The same types of of the Great Recession. changes were noted at the Around that time, Walstore in Vicksburg. mart’s renovation started to Walmart also is plotting an backfire. As part of its store expansion into places where overhaul, it had removed others dare not go. thousands of products from “We are running a better its shelves. Gone were topbusiness because our comselling toothbrushes and petitors cause us to raise our other things that people own game,” Walmart CEO Mike Duke said in an interview. Walmart expects to See Walmart, Page B9.

At a glance

Martha Ferris Kostmayer, Bill Tomlinson, center, and Kos Kostmayer

Ferris Farms of Warren County won the State Outstanding Livestock Environmental Stewardship Award through the Mississippi Association of Conservation District Annual Meeting. The farm first had to qualify on county and area levels before being one of four farms in the state to be considered for the award. The farm is located in south Warren County and is owned and operated by Martha Ferris Kostmayer, Kos Kostmayer and Bill Tomlinson. It won on the basis of conditions for livestock and natural environment, according to a news release from the association.

Walmart fighting to dodge darts from all sides

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David Stern, the foreclosure king

David Stern was ultimate Repo Man By The Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — During the housing crash, it was good to be a foreclosure king. David Stern was Florida’s top foreclosure lawyer, and he lived like an oil sheik. He piled up a collection of trophy properties, glided through town in a fleet of six-figure sports cars and, with his bombshell wife, partied on an ocean cruiser the size of a small hotel. When homeowners fell behind on their mortgages, the banks flocked to “foreclosure mills” like Stern’s to push foreclosures through the courts on their behalf. To his megabank clients — Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, GMAC, Citibank and Wells Fargo — Stern was the ultimate Repo Man. At industry gatherings, Stern bragged in his boyish voice of taking mortgages from the “cradle to

Default notices slow sharply By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Fewer U.S. homes entered the foreclosure process in January than in any month in more than three years, the latest sign lenders are taking longer to move against homeowners who have fallen behind on mortgage payments. The number of homes that received an initial default notice fell 1 percent last month from December and tumbled 27 percent from January last year, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said. Scheduled foreclosure auctions also fell to the lowest level in two years, the firm said. the grave.” Of the federal government’s disastrous

homeowner relief plan, which was supposed to keep people from getting evicted, he quipped: “Fortunately, it’s failing.” The worse things got for homeowners, the better they got for Stern. That is, until last fall, when the nation’s foreclosure machine blew apart and Stern’s gilded world came undone. Within a few months, Stern went from being the subject of a gushing magazine profile to being the subject of a Florida investigation and classaction lawsuits. At long last, the “foreclosure king” was dead. “What Stern represents is an industry that was completely unrestrained, unchecked, unpunished and unsupervised,” says Florida defense attorney Matt Weidner. “This was business gone wild.” The rise and fall of Stern, See Stern, Page B9.

Huffington transformed herself — how about AOL? By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — AOL can only hope that longtime political gadfly and budding media baroness Arianna Huffington proves to be as adept at engineering corporate transformations as she has been at personal ones. Since she became a prominent public figure as the wife of a multimillionaire running for the U.S. Senate in 1994, Huffington has been a darling of Bill Clinton-bashing conservatives and a heroine for liberals railing against President George W. Bush and the Iraq war. She disavowed having any

interest in becoming a political candidate herself during her husband’s unsuccessful campaign only to make an aborted run for California governor in 2003. She has been criticized for falling under the influence of selfhelp gurus and hailed for having the courage to pursue her own convictions. Along the way, she has proved she can be both charming and antagonizing — sometimes all within a few minutes of conversation punctuated in her distinctive Greek accent. “She is a force of nature,” said Jeff Jarvis, a City University of New York journal-

ism professor who has gotten to know Huffington while writing a blog about online media. “She believes she can change the world.” Huffington, 60, could have her biggest pulpit yet at AOL Inc. It’s paying $315 million to buy her news and opinion site, the Huffington Post, and anointing her as its next best hope to orchestrate a longawaited turnaround at an Internet company that lost its way a decade ago. After the deal closes this spring, Huffington will oversee most of AOL’s content as the company tries to attract more people and sell more ads. The inventory includes

technology sites Endgadget and TechCrunch,’s network of suburban news sites and online mapping service Mapquest. Combined with the Huffington Post, the sites will have a total audience approaching 300 million. “I think that we have an incredible opportunity to tell the stories of our times, at the national level, at the local level and increasingly at the international level,” Huffington said last week. Her charisma and the high hopes riding on her were on display when she swung by AOL’s New York offices last See Huffington, Page B9.

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Stern Continued from Page B8. now 50, provides an inside look at how the foreclosure industry worked in the last decade â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and how it fell apart. It also shows how banks, together with their law firms, built a quick-anddirty foreclosure machine that was designed to take as many houses, as fast as possible. Not long ago, the world of back-office bank procedures was of little interest to the public. But revelations last fall about robo-signers powering through hundreds of foreclosure affidavits a day, without verifying a single sentence, changed all that. Today the banking industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eviction juggernaut is under intense scrutiny as allegations of systemic foreclosure fraud mount. The 50 state attorneys general are conducting a foreclosure industry probe. So are state and federal regulators. Class-action lawsuits are gathering force, and, with increasing frequency, state judges are tossing out foreclosure suits in favor of homeowners. The developments are prolonging the housing market depression, casting doubt on mortgage ownership and calling into question whether mortgage-backed securities are, in fact, backed by nothing at all. The Florida attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic crimes division is investigating three law firms, including Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, over allegations that they created fraudulent legal documents, gouged homeowners with inflated fees,


steered business to companies they owned and filed foreclosures without proving the bank actually had a legal interest in the loan. Florida authorities characterize the foreclosure process at these law firms as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;virtual morassâ&#x20AC;? of â&#x20AC;&#x153;fake documentsâ&#x20AC;? and depicted Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s operations as something akin to the TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lostâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; only instead of people who went missing, it was paperwork. Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s employees churned out bogus mortgage assignments, faked signatures, falsified notarizations and foreclosed on people without verifying their identities, the amounts they owed or who owned their loans, said employee testimony. The attorney general is also looking at whether Stern paid kickbacks to big banks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a David Stern in every state, sometimes more than one,â&#x20AC;? says Jacksonville Legal Aid attorney April Charney, who has successfully stopped foreclosure for hundreds of Florida families. Stern denied repeated requests for comment. He did not answer inquiries at his office or at his main residence in Fort Lauderdale. Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lawyer, Jeffrey Tew, agreed to an interview in late December at his Miami office, then canceled. Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story, starting with his degree in 1986 from the South Texas College of Law, can only be pieced together through court documents, depositions and interviews. After working at a law firm for mortgage lenders, Stern started his own practice in Fort Lauderdale in 1994. Four years later, he got a massive break: the mortgage giant

Fannie Mae, a governmentbacked agency that provides market stability for mortgage lenders, named Stern to its exclusive attorney network. That meant Fannie directed banks to use Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firm when foreclosing in Florida. Fannie also named Stern Attorney of the Year in 1998 and 1999. Employees from that era remember an office that liked to party together. Stern enjoyed dressing up for the bashes â&#x20AC;&#x201D;one time as Michael Jackson. Almost from the beginning, Stern faced trouble. In 1998, he was named in a class-action lawsuit that said he padded fees on foreclosed homeowners. Stern settled for $2.2 million. According to legal testimony at the time from a Fannie Mae official, Fannie was warned about troubles at the Stern firm. But Fannie continued referrals. Fannie Mae spokeswoman Amy Bonitatibus said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;At all times, Fannie Mae has had a reasonable expectation that our servicers and the law firms adhere to proper procedures and conduct under the law. In instances where we learn that servicers or law firms are not adhering to our requirements or applicable law, we immediately engage and take appropriate action, which may include termination.â&#x20AC;? Soon after, Stern was sued again, this time for sexual harassment. A former paralegal said Stern created a â&#x20AC;&#x153;sexually ladenâ&#x20AC;? atmosphere in which he routinely â&#x20AC;&#x153;touched and grabbed and subjected to simulated intercourseâ&#x20AC;? his employees. Stern settled that suit in 2000 for an

undisclosed amount. By this time, lawyers and homeowner activists also were warning lenders, federal regulators and the Florida Bar about Stern. In 2002, the Florida Supreme Court reprimanded Stern for submitting â&#x20AC;&#x153;potentially misleadingâ&#x20AC;? fee affidavits. None of the accusations stalled the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growth. After the economy crashed in the fall of 2008 and ravaged the housing market, Florida, along with Nevada, Arizona and California, became foreclosure central. Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s caseload rose from 15,000 foreclosures in 2006 to 70,400 in 2009. His staff tripled to 1,200. To keep up with demand, Stern set up offices in the Philippines. When the U.S. staff responsible for entering bank data in the foreclosure files logged off, the offshore workers logged on. Revenue swelled from $41 million in 2006 to $260 million in 2009, said an SEC filing. The firm moved into a plush, marble-floored headquarters near Miami that was all glass and fountains. By now Stern was driving a Bugatti and had bought at least $60 million in property, including a 16,000-square-foot island compound that sits behind two security gates. But all the paperwork Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firm was cranking out to make this fortune would soon come back to haunt him. The foreclosure business is a volume game. Banks typically pay law firms like Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about $1,400 for each successful foreclosure. But the banks can pay a lot less if the firm doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t successfully foreclose within a certain time frame, usually

around six months. With so many foreclosures flooding in, Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firm couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep up. Stern took shortcuts by hiring the young and cheap. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The girls would come out on the floor not knowing what they were doing,â&#x20AC;? says Tammie Lou Kapusta, who worked for Stern in 2008 and 2009. Employee depositions show a firm under constant pressure from the banks to move faster. Like many in the industry, Stern had a strategy to cope: robo-signing. One employee testified that Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief lieutenant, a one-time file clerk named Cheryl Samons who rose to become the firmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chief operating officer, signed as many as 1,000 foreclosure affidavits a day without reading a single word. The employee said Samonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; hand got so tired that she told three other employees to forge her signature. Stern gave Samons a new BMW every year, paid all her bills and took care of the mortgage payment on her home, said testimony from two employees. Samons did not respond to request for comment. Billings surged. So did the dysfunction. One by one, the megabanks started to withdraw their cases from Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s firm. Fannie fired Stern on Oct. 22. Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s staff of 1,200 has dwindled to 200. DJSPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stock, worth as much as $13 in April, now trades for pennies. Meanwhile, Sternâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s payment on a $12 million line of credit with Bank of America is late. So is the rent on his headquarters. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now in default.

aggressive about being the low-price leader. Instead, the company slashed prices only on select products, and the deals were temporary. The idea was to draw customers into stores for the bargains and hope they would also pick up other, more profitable items. Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mistakes have had a lasting sting. Shoppers are no longer confident that they can â&#x20AC;&#x153;take care of their shopping list on one trip and get rock bottom prices,â&#x20AC;? says Robert Buchanan, an independent retail stock analyst. While Walmart has lost shoppers, competitors have gained. â&#x20AC;˘ Dollar stores are win-

ning over customers with convenience. Their parking lots and stores are less than a tenth the size of those at most Walmarts. They stock eggs and milk in coolers up front near the registers. Bread is on a nearby shelf. That makes it easier for shoppers to get in and out. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re carrying more major brands. Shoppers spend about the same as they did a year ago at Family Dollar â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about $10 a trip on average â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re coming in more often, the company says. Combined, Family Dollar and Dollar General took in about $20 billion in the last fiscal year, just 5 percent of Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $408 billion in rev-

enue. But together they have thousands more stores than Walmart, and their revenue is growing. â&#x20AC;˘ Target scored a win against Walmart with its 5 percent discount for purchases paid with a Target credit or debit card. The incentive, launched in October, applies to everything sold in its stores. Walmart wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t match the discount, though itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s losing customers like Tomacinia Carter. She lives closer to the Walmart in Saddle Brook, but chose to shop a Target in Paramus because of the discount. She saved $4.60 on a recent trip. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It does add up.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is hammering Walmart,â&#x20AC;? says Craig Johnson,

who runs the consulting firm Customer Growth Partners. Target is Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest rival, though its revenue of $65 billion for its last fiscal year was only one-sixth of Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Target has maintained its reputation for stylish clothes at low prices. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also added fresh fruits and vegetables to an expanded grocery section. Walmart hopes the holiday season ended the declining revenue. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Walmart to report a 0.9 percent increase in revenue for the November through January quarter. Walmart will release its quarterly and year-end results Feb. 22. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a start.

Walmart Continued from Page B8. counted on Walmart to stock, such as handkerchiefs. Walmart got rid of 20 percent of its groceries, about 10,000 items in that area of the store, says Burt Flickinger, who runs the consulting firm Strategy Resource Group. Shoppers began complaining. Revenue began to decline. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We cleaned the stores up, but we cleaned them up too much,â&#x20AC;? says Duke, who had become CEO just months before, in February 2009. Walmartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next mistake was pricing. Over the past year, it strayed from its â&#x20AC;&#x153;everyday low pricesâ&#x20AC;? slogan, the bedrock philosophy of founder and namesake Sam Walton. Walmart was less

casino tax revenue Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts: December 2010 December 2009 City...................................$404,244 City...................................$413,086 County............................$190,925 County............................$192,069 Schools..............................$51,754 Schools..............................$52,883

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date City............................... $1,372,072 County............................$596,768 Schools...........................$162,254

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City............................... $1,417,092 County............................$635,636 Schools...........................$172,603

sales tax revenue The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actual sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts:

November 2010........$563,786 Fiscal year to date................... $1,132,403

November 2009........$585,293 2009 fiscal year to date $1,122,274

land transfers The following commercial land transfers were recorded in the Chancery Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for the week ending Feb. 11, 2011: The following commercial land transfers were recorded in the Chancery Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for the week ending Feb. 11, 2011: â&#x20AC;˘ Horne Development LP to Horne Development-Vicks-

burg LLC; Section 2, Township 15N, Range 3E; 2182 Iowa Blvd; Dollar Tree. â&#x20AC;˘ Anita T. Brunson to Ashrock Metals LLC; Section 23, Township 16N, Range 4E; 610 U.S. 80.

Huffington Continued from Page B8. week to introduce herself to about 300 employees. They greeted her with a standing ovation, according to Howard Fineman, a Huffington Post employee who accompanied his boss. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the one who had them in the palm of her hand, explaining the mission and telling jokes,â&#x20AC;? said Fineman, who first met Huffington in 1994 while he was at Newsweek magazine writing a story about her. Although she was already well-known as author and commentator with frequent appearances on TV and radio, Huffington didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t become a really hot commodity until she started the Huffington Post in 2005 with former AOL executive Kenneth Lerer. Backed by just $1 million from her initial investors, Huffington thought there was a place for a site

featuring the opinions of her celebrity pals, who would write for free. The concept was initially ridiculed, but it struck a chord and became more popular as it started to repackage and comment on the top stories from other sites. By the time AOL came courting, Huffington Post had more than 6,000 unpaid bloggers and a payroll of 210 people who occasionally score their own scoops. It is among the Internetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 10 destinations for cultural and global news with an 25 million visitors per month. The siteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success stamped Huffington as the 28th most powerful woman in the world in an October 2010 list compiled by Forbes magazine. She ranked right behind Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gatesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; wife, Melinda, who just contributed a piece about vaccines to Huffington Post last month. (First lady Michelle Obama topped that Forbes list). Long before she became a mover and shaker in her own right, Huffington had developed a knack for find-

ing her way into influential circles. When she married Texas oil scion Michael Huffington in 1987, philanthropist Ann Getty footed the bill, TV news personality Barbara Walters was a bridesmaid and the guest list included former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. When her 2006 book â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Becoming Fearlessâ&#x20AC;? came out in 2006, Silicon Valley billionaire Larry Ellison hosted a reception at his home. Huffington was born in Athens in 1950 as Arianna Stassinopoulos. She embraced the conservative views of her husband, Michael, who was elected as a California congressman representing the Santa Barbara area in 1992. Her politics began to lean to the left following her 1997 divorce from Michael Huffington, who later made even more news by revealing he was bisexual. The Huffingtons have two daughters, Christina, now 21, and Isabella, 19. They both attend Yale University.


from staff reports

Three at ERDC named to top posts Three have been named to various leadership positions with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. Dr. Elizabeth Ferguson was named technical director of Military Environmental Engineering and Sciences in ERDCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Environmental Dr. Elizabeth Laboratory. Ferguson Ferguson will jointly direct programs in ERDCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s environmental quality and installations business area with technical directors from other ERDC laboratories and represent the Army on the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Environmental Restoration and Munitions Response panels. She holds bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degrees in chemistry and psychology, a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in nuclear chemistry and a doctorate in fish physiology and aquatic toxicology, all from the University of Kentucky, and she completed post-doctoral work with the U.S. Geological Survey. Warren Lorentz was named chief of the Environmental Processes and Engineering Division, a post that oversees daily operations, strategic planning and technical quality control over the division, which includes the Warren EnvironmenLorentz tal Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Processes, Environmental Risk Assessment, and Water Quality and Contaminant Modeling branches. Lorentz holds a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in biology from the State University of New York at Oswego and a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in environmental sciences, with a concentration in environmental toxicology, from Louisiana State University. He managed Louisianaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Natural Resource Damage Assessment Program in the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Oil Spill Coordinatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office and had a similar role with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Louisiana and Alabama. Kenneth Cook was named director of the Directorate of Public Works after three months as acting director. Cook is responsible for managing the centerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s facilities, including scale-model construction, fabrication of test devices, operating and maintaining facilities, master planKenneth ning, facility Cook design/ construction, quality assurance and military housing. Cook also served as chief of the Tri-Service CAD/BIM Technology Center for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment in ERDCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Information Technology Laboratory. He earned a bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in architecture from Mississippi State University and a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in urban and regional planning from Jackson State University. He is currently pursuing a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in green building from the San Francisco Institute of Architecture.

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

53rd annual grammy awards • 7 p.m. CBS

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Employee of the Month” — The chance of a date with a beautiful new cashier, Jessica Simpson, sends two store clerks, Dane Cook and Dax Shepard, into fierce competition for a coveted award./5:30 on Comedy Central n SPORTS NBA — The Boston Celtics pit the original Big 3 against the new Big 3 of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh./1 on ABC n PRIMETIME “America’s Funniest Home Videos” — Clips competing for Jessica Simpson the second $100,000 prize of the season./7 on ABC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Kim Novak, actress, 78; George Segal, actor, 77; Stockard Channing, actress, 67; Jerry Springer, talk show host, 67; Peter Gabriel, singer, 61; Matt Salinger, actor, 51; Henry Rollins, singer, 50; Neal McDonough, actor, 45; Kelly Hu, actress, 43; Mena Suvari, actress, 32.


Liz Taylor treated for heart failure Elizabeth Taylor remained in a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday for treatment of congestive heart failure. The 78-year-old Taylor first disclosed in November 2004 that she suffered from congestive heart failure. The condition was compounded with other ailments including spinal fractures and the effects of scoliosis. The actress had near-fatal bouts with pneumonia in 1961 and 1990, and another respiratory infection forced her to cancel all engagements for several weeks in late 1992. Both her hip joints were replaced in 1994 and 1995.

Fox: No plans to hire Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan’s escalating legal woes have been accompanied by rumors about the future of her career. But a spokesman for Fox’s upcoming “The X-Factor” said the talent show isn’t part of the equation. Lohan was arraigned this week on a charge that she stole a $2,500 necklace from an upscale Los Angeles jeweler.

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Rat delays Alaska Airlines flight Alaska Airlines delayed a flight about to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when a rat was seen scurrying in the cabin. The airline said the flight from Seattle to Denver had just pulled away from the gate Thursday morning when the little stowaway was spotted. The 737 jetliner returned to the terminal and passengers and crew boarded another plane.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Look for enterprises or endeavors that are glamorous and/or imaginative in the coming months, because something that possesses these elements will likely produce some big scores. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s wonderful that you want to want to help those in need, but be careful to not bite off more than you can chew and end up jeopardizing your own affairs. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you have a slim wallet at the moment, find inexpensive ways to gratify your desires. Don’t deceive yourself into believing that spending lots of money guarantees a good time. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Continually rehashing issues is a sure way to blow things out of proportion, especially if you’re doing so in order to convince someone with whom you don’t agree. You won’t gain a thing. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Unless you allow yourself adequate time to get all your errands done, you’re likely to feel pressured. Be careful, because rushing can cause mishaps and unsavory gaffes. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Rushing about could cause impulsive inclinations that are likely to encourage you to spend far more than you should. Try to be prudent where your finances are concerned. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Should those very same people who usually back you up instead do things that would unintentionally block your path, don’t get all in a dither. Work around their efforts. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — If things don’t go the way you are anticipating, don’t start pointing the finger of blame at someone. Spend your energy rearranging what you can. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Be your own person when it comes to important matters. If you believe that you are right, don’t allow yourself to be pressured into doing things that go against your better judgment Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Because the spotlight is apt to be focused on you, whether you like it or not, be careful not to behave in a manner that could tarnish your image. Your critics will be watching you closely. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Usually you’re pretty good at judging the abilities and limitations of others, and you hang out with those who are capable of bringing about what you want. Currently, not so much, however. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you’re too insistent on comparing the trappings of friends against what you have, you won’t be able to see the virtues you possess that totally outweigh theirs. Open your eyes. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — That wonderful quality you have of giving the other guy the benefit of the doubt could be absent at this juncture. If you judge people too harshly, you’ll put limitations on your options.

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Forgotten work gets award nomination DENTON, Texas (AP) — Paul Kletzki lost his inspiration to compose music after his sister and parents died in the Holocaust. The native of Lodz, Poland, who wrote and conducted in Berlin before leaving Germany in the 1930s, went on to achieve international acclaim as a conductor but his own musical compositions faded into obscurity. Now, one of his pieces from the early 1930s, a piano concerto, has been revived by a project at the University of North Texas, and a performance of the work will be in the running for a Grammy award Paul tonight. Kletzki “ I t ’s ve r y emotionally charged. It’s significant music,” said University of North Texas piano professor Joseph Banowetz, who performed the piece with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. He said the piece is technically demanding for both the pianist and the orchestra. The piece, “Piano Concerto in D Minor, Op. 22,” from 1930, was revived by the Lost Composers and Theorists Project, which showcases music from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s that was suppressed by the Nazis or otherwise lost. Nazi policies banned the work of Jewish musicians. “I wanted to give a voice to the composers who were silenced by the Third Reich,” said music theory professor Timothy Jackson, who founded the project in the late 1990s.

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University of North Texas music theory professor Timothy Jackson talks about his Lost Composers and Theorists Project. So far, the project has brought attention to the work of 10 composers and music theorists. Project researchers document and publish articles about the works, prepare scores, arrange performances and make recordings. Jackson learned about Kletzki’s compositions from a friend working at a Zurich library, which had received the works from Kletzki’s wife. Jackson knew Kletzki, who died in 1973, as a famous conductor but didn’t know he had been a composer. After traveling to Switzerland and looking over the works, he was astonished: “The music was amazing,” he said. Kletzki, who was Jewish, conducted pieces of his own music with orchestras throughout Germany before

fleeing in 1933. Kletzki spent time in Italy and Russia before settling with his wife in Switzerland in 1939. He had guestconducting positions all over the world, was conductor for a time of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and also served as musical director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, or Orchestra of French Switzerland. Many of his compositions, including a two-piano version of the Grammy-nominated concerto, were left in a trunk in the basement of a hotel in Milan that was bombed during World War II. When the trunk was found in an excavation in the 1960s, Kletzki didn’t open it because he assumed “the music would have turned to dust,” Jackson said. The works eventually ended up

the Zurich library. A musician working on his master’s degree at the University of North Texas, John Norine Jr., took on the task of composing the full orchestra version of Kletzki’s concerto from the two-piano version. Norine, who went on to get a doctorate in orchestral conducting, said that the second piano part offered clues for the full orchestral version. He also was familiar with Kletzki’s style from his other works. “It really is a new orchestration, equal parts Kletzki and my work,” he said. Jackson said he has happened upon other works in German libraries that were under order to be destroyed during the Nazi era, but survived.

Boy seen abusing cat is in desperate need of help Dear Abby: A friend told me something recently that was so disturbing I’m having trouble sleeping. “Marie” was at a mini-mall when a man parked his car next to hers and walked into one of the stores, leaving a boy about 8 years old in the back seat with a cat. Marie saw the boy abuse and torture the animal. She said she could hear the cat howling through the closed vehicle. When the man returned to the car, my friend approached him and told him what she’d seen. Abby, the man did not say one word. He climbed into his car and drove off. I haven’t been able to get the image out of my head. That child learned his behavior somewhere, and his father condones it! If Marie hadn’t been so shocked, she would have scribbled down the man’s license number and reported the incident to the police or the SPCA. — Horrified in Wisconsin

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Would the real Kate Middleton please stand up? Hundreds with royally famous name fed up LONDON (AP) — It’s not easy being Kate Middleton. The woman who will marry Prince William on April 29 at Westminster Abbey has a face and name known around the world — which is creating some hilarity and a host of problems for the hundreds, if not thousands, of women who share her name. It’s a global goof: Some colleagues bow when they pass Catherine Middleton in the hallway of the school where she works in Sydney, Australia. When people in Pepper Pike, Ohio, say they’ve heard she is about to marry a prince, Catherine Argentieri Middleton replies “I already did.” One Kate Middleton in Birmingham, England, says she does not want to talk about her royal name since she’s “had enough of hearing of it.” To comprehend the struggles faced by the many women who suddenly found themselves answering to a famous name, take the case of Kate Elizabeth Middleton, a mother of two from Kent, England. Everywhere she goes, people ask if she’s the real thing — the bride to be, of course, not a teacher living in the English countryside. Her passport shows her name is Kate Middleton, but thanks to a security glitch, the technology wizards who run Facebook did not believe her. She and her fellow namesakes have had to prove it. She was born Kate Elizabeth Walker and hadn’t heard of the prince’s romance when she married Mark Middleton on April 17, 2004. When the royal engagement was announced, Middleton the teacher, 34, changed her Facebook status to “thinking of reverting to her maiden name for a year” because of

Facebook executives said some mistakes are inevitable as they try to keep the social network secure. Middleton has high hopes that this season of silliness will end once her famous namesake is actually married

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Kate Elizabeth Middleton, above, of Kent, England, holds a photo of herself and husband Mark on their wedding day. At left is the “real” Kate Middleton.

all the buzz. “It is just crazy, particularly at the moment,” she said. Not all the attention has

been an inconvenience. Her well-known moniker has led to “fun” television and radio appearances — but the novelty has faded, especially since she was booted off Facebook. When Middleton tried to log on to Facebook recently from her home, she saw that her account had been disabled by a security system in place to weed out impostors and fraudulent accounts. She thinks Facebook should have recognized that there

Wedding is muse for some artists LONDON (AP) — Call it inspiration, call it opportunism — as long as you call it art. Like business bosses and tourism chiefs hoping for a royal-wedding boost, artists are using the upcoming marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton as fodder for their work. A group of art students have posed in front of Buckingham Palace all dressed as Kate, a street artist has given Middleton a punk makeover, and a show by American artist Jennifer Rubell that opened Tuesday features a life-size wax model of William, and invites visitors to slip an arm through his and briefly live out dreams of becoming a princess. Rubell, a 40-year-old New Yorker best known for largescale installations involving food, said that as soon as she heard news of the engagement in November, she knew she would use the event and its imagery in her work. “I also had the reaction that any woman has, whether you want to admit it to yourself or not: ‘What if that were me?’ “My first instinct is to be dismissive and judgmental, to think less of myself for wishing it were me for a second,” Rubell said. “This piece is all about choosing to validate that emotion and live out that emotion and that fantasy, rather than getting your feminist hackles up.” The April 29 marriage of the second in line to the throne and his stylish commoner

Artist Jennifer Rubell stands behind her wax statue of Prince William. fiancee has stirred complex emotions in Britain. Reactions range from pleasure at the prospect of a glittering Westminster Abbey ceremony — and an accompanying public holiday — to unease at the expense and the traditionalist symbolism of the event. That and the sheer star power of the couple make the wedding natural material for artists. Also on display in London is a picture by 38-year-old street artist Zoobs that shows Middleton in the style of the poster for the Sex Pistols’ landmark punk track “God Save the Queen.” That image, shocking to some when it was released in 1977, depicted Queen Elizabeth II with her eyes and mouth covered by ransom note-style letters spelling the names of

the band and the song, which opened with Johnny Rotten snarling “God Save the Queen, the fascist regime.” The new picture is less political. It shows a paint-splattered Middleton with short hair and a tiara against a Union Jack and the words “God save the future queen.” London’s Opera Gallery, where the piece is on show, said Zoobs — real name Zoran Zarre — sees Kate “as a new fashionista” in the mold of the late Princess Diana. Other artistic reactions to the engagement are simply playful. Last month, 13 students at the Royal College of Art dressed as Middleton and gathered outside the gates of Buckingham Palace to mark 100 days until the wedding. Bemused tourists snapped the students, clad in cheap chain-store copies of the dress Middleton wore for the engagement announcement, and replicas of her ring. That ring — the same one William’s father, Prince Charles, gave his fiancee Lady Diana Spencer 30 years ago — also is featured in Rubell’s piece, “Engagement.” It sits on the arm of the waxwork William, and visitors can sidle up, put on the ring, and assume Middleton’s position in the couple’s official engagement portrait. Rubell’s exhibition at London’s Stephen Friedman Gallery also includes “drinking paintings,” complete with spigots dispensing beverages associated with the British Empire.

Reports: In-law-to-be dishes out advice LONDON (AP) — Royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton has reportedly received some wedding advice over lunch from Camilla, her future stepmother-in-law. British tabloids The Daily Mail and The Daily Express published pictures of the two royal ladies emerging from a top London hotel. The reports said the two women met for

lunch to discuss Middleton’s April 29 wedding to Prince William at Westminster Abbey in London. Camilla, Duchess Camilla, the of Cornwall Duchess of Cornwall, is the 63-year-old

wife of Prince Charles, William’s father. The Mail quoted an unidentified fellow diner as saying he overheard Camilla saying, “if I can give you one bit of advice.” Palace authorities were not immediately available to comment on the reports.

are plenty of real Kate Middletons — it is, after all, a fairly common name. “My status updates aren’t about a lady set to marry a future king,” she said. “Just things that someone with children would do.” After a certain amount of rigamarole, she convinced Facebook that she was legitimate and had her account reinstated with an apology. Several other Kate Middletons reported similar experiences.

on April 29. “Soon she’ll be Princess Catherine or Princess Kate and I can just be plain old Kate Middleton again,” Middleton said. “Fingers crossed. Otherwise I might cry.”


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new on the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly: â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dog: The Rise and Rise of Julius Ervingâ&#x20AC;? by Vincent M. Mallozzi traces Ervingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s epic basketball journey from the asphalt courts of his Hempstead, Long Island, childhood through his final season with the Philadelphia 76ers and beyond. The author follows Doc through his days at Harlemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legendary Rucker Park, where so many basketball greats were nurtured, and his three seasons at the University of Massachusetts, where â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best kept secret in sportsâ&#x20AC;? wowed teammates and coaches with his explosive leaping ability even though dunking was forbidden by the NCAA at the time. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Well-paid Slaveâ&#x20AC;? by Byrd Snyder examines his fight for free agency in pro sports. Prior to 1969, baseball players were bound to their teams for life by a paragraph in their contracts. As a result, players could not receive fairmarket value for their services. More important, players had no control over where or for whom they played. When a player was traded, he had two choices: report to his new team or retire. After the 1969 baseball season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their star center fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, setting off a chain of events that would forever change sports. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic Journey of Jimmy Winkfieldâ&#x20AC;? by Ed Hotaling tells the story of Jimmyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rise from humble beginnings as a shoeshine boy in Lexington, Ky., to the top of 20th century American horse racing. Bursting with talent, confidence and charm, this brilliant horseman was poised to become the greatest athlete in what was then the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest sport when he was blackballed by stable owners in 1903. Desperate to continue racing, Wink left his beloved Kentucky, bought a steamer ticket for Europe and made the world his racetrack. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something Like Beautifulâ&#x20AC;? by Asha Bandele is her memoir. When Bandele, a young poet, fell in love with a prisoner serving a 20-to-life sentence and became pregnant with his daughter, she had reason to hope they would live together as a family. Rashid was a model prisoner and expected to be paroled quickly. But, soon after Nisa was born, Rashid was denied parole and told he would be deported to his native Guyana once released. Asha became a statistic: a single black mother in New York City. On the outside, she kept it together. She had a great job at a high profile magazine and a beautiful daughter. But inside, she was falling apart. She began drink-

ing and smoking and eventually stumbled into another relationship, one that opened old wounds. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Mighty Long Wayâ&#x20AC;? by Carlotta W. Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page recounts their journey to justice at Little Rock Central High School. When 14-year-old Carlotta walked up the stairs of Little Rock Central on Sept. 25, 1957, she and eight other black students only wanted to make it to class. But the journey of the Little Rock Nine, as they came to be known, would lead the nation on an ever larger and much more turbulent path. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Brought Me Backâ&#x20AC;? by Natalie Cole tells a remarkable story of life-threatening illness and recovery, and the story of a death that brought a new life. In 2009, Cole was on dialysis, her kidneys failing. Without a transplant, her future was uncertain. One of her biggest supporters was her beloved sister Cooke, who became ill with cancer. As Cooke was dying in a hospital, Natalie received a call that a kidney was available â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the surgery had to be performed immediately. Natalie couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave her sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s side â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but neither could she refuse the kidney that would save her own life. This is a story of sisters, Natalie and Cooke, but also of the sisters who made the transplant possible, Patty and Jessica. It was Jessicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death that gave new life to Natalie. And, even as Natalie experienced the devastating loss of Cooke, Patty, too, suffered her own terrible loss. But when she met Natalie, she found that her sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spirit still lived. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Life As I See itâ&#x20AC;? by Dionne Warwick is her autobiography. She made her singing debut in church at the request of her grandfather, the Rev. Elzae Warrick, when she was 6 years old. No one knew then that she would become an international music legend, but what she did know were words passed down by her grandfather â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you think it, you can do it.â&#x20AC;? And she did it. Warwick released the first of more than 56 charted hits in 1962 with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Make Me Over,â&#x20AC;? followed by â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walk on By,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Say a Little Prayer for You,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alfieâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;A House Is Not a Home.â&#x20AC;? In her first autobiography, she tells the stories from her childhood in East Orange, N.J., to her 50th year in show business. â&#x20AC;˘

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Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite quips set for May release NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Like any good after-dinner speaker, when in need of wisdom or simply a good joke, Ronald Reagan liked to consult his note cards. Sayings from Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and others, a letter received, or anecdotes read or overheard were duly handwritten down on note cards over the decades, as Reagan rose from an actor-turned spokesman for General Electric Co., then California governor Ronald and a twoReagan term president. With his letters and diaries already best-sellers, Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal collection of ready-made expressions is being published May 10, part


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of the ongoing centennial celebration of his birth. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ronnie was always collecting quotes and sayings that he might want to include in a speech,â&#x20AC;? Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, former first lady Nancy Reagan, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He started when he was on the road with GE, and continued throughout his term as governor of California and his years in the White House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; even after he left Washington. He kept these handwritten cards in his desk and used them as he personalized and edited all of his speeches.â&#x20AC;? Edited by historian Douglas Brinkley, who also worked on Reaganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s diaries, the new book cites the famous and the anonymous, the profound and the whimsical. He

records Churchill: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Socialism is the philosophy of failure,â&#x20AC;? and the kind of uncredited quip you might hear at a celebrity roast: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people are so indecisive their favorite color is plaid.â&#x20AC;? According to the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s introduction, the index cards were found last year, in a box marked in pen â&#x20AC;&#x153;RRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desk,â&#x20AC;? at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. They will be displayed at the library upon the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s release.

Bristol Palin memoir? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mystery, for now NEW YORK â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bristol Palin may or may not have a memoir out this summer. For now, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a mystery. Listings for an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Untitled Bristol Palin Memoirâ&#x20AC;? were on (release

date June) and an online catalog for HarperCollins (release date August), but have been pulled. Publicist Seale Ballenger of the Harper imprint William Morrow, the bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s presumed publisher, declined to comment. Bristol Bristol Palin Palin, daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has become a celebrity herself through her appearances on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing With the Starsâ&#x20AC;? and as an advocate for sexual abstinence among unmarried teens. Palin, 20, is the mother of a 2-year-old, Tripp Johnston. She is estranged from the boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s father, Levi Johnston.

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‘Greatest and noblest man of the age’

Next Hit the Bricks set for mid-March Hit the Bricks, a downtown shopping event, will be March 10. The program, sponsored periodically by Vicksburg Main Street, is an afterhours shopping event of downtown and area merchants. Stores will be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call the Main Street office at 601-634-4527 or visit www.downtownvicksburg. org.

Grab a red dress, head to Cardiac Chic Cardiac Chic, a hearthealth event for women, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The free program is sponsored by the Heart and Vascular Center at River Region for Go Red for Women, a national women’s health campaign. The event will feature physicians, heart-healthy food, information from the American Heart Association and local art. Participants are encouraged to wear red.

Young engineers sought for camp The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District and the 412th Engineering Command are seeking high school students for the ninth annual Society of American Military Engineers Engineering and Construction Camp. The camp will take place June 19 -25 in Vicksburg. Forty sophomores and juniors will be accepted. The application deadline is March 18, and the fee is $50. Visit

Blacks in Civil War topic of program The Mississippi Chapter of Blacks in Government will host its 16th annual black history program at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The theme is African Americans and the Civil War. The program will be at building 3200 at the Corps’ Engineer Research and Development Cheryl L. Center. Partee Cheryl L. Partee, deputy chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Washington, D.C., will be the guest speaker. Partee is the recipient of the 2010 National Women of Color Award for Professional Achievement in Government.

Treasure Hunters set for visit to city Treasure Hunters Roadshow is headed to Vicksburg. The free event, presented by The International Collectors Association, will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Holiday Inn Express, 4330 S. Frontage Road. Antiques and collectible experts will be on hand. For information, call 217726-7590.

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A mural at Vicksburg’s City Front shows Jefferson and Varina Davis the day he received the message that he would become president of the Confederate States of America.

President-elect Jefferson Davis bids city farewell 150 years since waterfront fanfare

sweeping bend in the Mississippi River, when he received word of his selection as provisional president of the new republic. From a prized rose bush beside the garden gate, he was helping his

horse’s hooves were heard. A messenger had been sent from Vicksburg with a telegram for Davis. Mrs, Davis later described the scene: “. . . when reading the telegram he looked so grieved that I feared some evil had befallen our family. After a few minutes’ painful silence

Smartly dressed soldiers wearing the resplendent blue uniforms of the local militia escorted the tall, slender and handsome man from the steamboat at the Jackson Street landing. Though middle-aged, his erect bearing evidenced military training. His stride was confident, and there were streaks of gray in his sandy‑brown hair. The date was Monday, Feb. 11, 1861, and the occasion was the first public appearance of Jefferson Davis as president‑elect of the Confederate States of America. There had been no time on the part of local officials to plan a fitting ceremony, but news of the event had spread and there was an immense concourse of people who crowded the waterfront to greet Davis. As the troops The Ev e stood at attention from V ning Citizen i cksbu article Robert Crump, mayor rg about Jeffers of Vicksburg, welon Da vis an comed the honored guest. d his d wife, epartu In a brief impromptu Varina, cut slips, or re address, Davis recounted his shoots, for grafting. The bush attachment to the old Union, had a special meaning: the he told me, noting that he had worked magnificent pink tea with the as a man might speak to maintain “the constituname The Glory of France of a sentence of death .... tional equality of all States had been brought from Mrs. He assembled the negroes .... We have failed. You and I Davis’ parents home, The and made them an affechave resolved that our safety Briars, in Natchez shortly tionate farewell speech, to and honor required us to disafter Jefferson and Varina which they responded with solve our connection with the had married. expressions of devotion, and United States.” The serenity of the occahe left home next day for Only a day earlier Davis sion was interrupted. In the Montgomery.” had been enjoying the trandistance, there was a cloud The job was one Jefferquility of his garden at Brierof dust along the Warrenton son Davis didn’t want and field, his plantation some 18 Road, and soon the sound of didn’t seek, but he was never miles south of Vicksburg on a

one to shirk a task, so duty prevailed over his personal wishes. He immediately sent word of his acceptance, and Varina began packing his belongings. As the evening shadows deepened, she stood on the front gallery reflecting on all that was happening, and she noted that her husband “sat silent in deep thought in his library.” It was a restless night, and dawn seemed to come too soon on the morning of Feb. 11, 1861. All the family members from nearby Hurricane and Diamond plantations and the servants gathered to bid Jefferson Davis farewell. He embraced his kin, crossed the front gallery and descended the steps, exchanging handshakes and expressions of affection and confidence with those who had gathered there for the historic moment. He mounted his horse and started toward the landing on the river. Perhaps he glanced back as he rode through the trees and fields, but there was no turning back. Isaiah I. Montgomery, one of Davis’ most trusted slaves, vividly remembered the occasion: “When passengers were to take one of the big river boats they had to be rowed to that landing (Ursino, which was three miles from Brierfield). The morning Mr. Jefferson was to start for the inauguration we were late in getting



away from the house. Before we had got far out on the river we heard the steamer blow at the landing. We knew we couldn’t get to the landing in time, so we headed for the upper end of an island (Hurricane Island) which lay out in the river, so as to meet the steamer when she came out from behind the island. I remember she was old Tom Leathers’ boat, the Natchez. The captain was expecting Mr. Davis on that trip, and when he found that Mr. Davis was not at the landing was looking for him. When the steamer came along Mr. Davis made a signal to her, and the captain blowed, to show that he saw us. We rowed up and Mr. Davis was taken on board.” In later years when asked if Davis seemed impressed with the significance of the event, Montgomery replied, “Jeff Davis was a man you couldn’t tell what was in his mind .... He chatted with us just the same as usual. Said we were late, praised the oarsmen for their extra efforts, and said what good time we were making.” As soon as the word spread in Vicksburg, celebrating began, and when the Natchez came into view cheer See Davis, Page C5.


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Grab your binoculars: Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday The 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count kicks off Friday and will run through Feb. 21. Individuals are encouraged to count birds in their own backyards or anywhere. The data will be combined with information from the United States and Canada to help analyze bird population dynamics, migration patterns and more. For instructions, visit

Hinds Eagle band seeking members The Hinds Community College Eagle Marching Band will host auditions on the Raymond campus. Auditions for drum major will be from 4-6 p.m. April 7; for color guard, 1-4 p.m. April 2 and July 7; and wind and percussion instru-

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from staff reports ments, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 3, 1-4 p.m. April 2 and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 7. The band provides halftime entertainment at sporting events and performs in parades and festivals. Visit, or contact Shane Sprayberry at

Gems, minerals set for display The 52 annual Mississippi Gem and Mineral Society show will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the State Fairgrounds in Jackson. Dealers in jewelry, gemstones, beads, lapidary tools and fossils

Events Mama’s Black Sheep concert 6 tonight; Vicksburg Auditorium; tickets: $10 at Vicksburg Convention Center box office, H.C. Porter Gallery,, all Ticketmaster outlets or 800-745-3000.

Westside Theatre Foundation “Death by Chocolate”: 2 this afternoon and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets: $10; Valentine’s Day show and dinner, 7 p.m., $30; Coral Room inside The Vicksburg on Clay Street; reservations: or 601-618-8349.

Spiritual education for children 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays; for ages 6-14; Christ Episcopal Church Sunday school building, 1109 Main St.; sponsored by Baha’i of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-6368628;

Day with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra 9:30 and 10:55 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday; Vicksburg Convention Center; donations accepted.

Silver Ring Thing 7-9 p.m. Friday; Vicksburg Auditorium; free; Center for Pregnancy Choices: 601-638-2778 or

Wild Horse Giveaway Applications being accepted; Alcorn State University: 601-8776541 or 601-877-6137.

Dixie National Rodeo and Livestock Show Through Feb.20 at Mississippi State Fairgrounds; ticket info, complete schedule:; tickets: 601-3530603, or Ticketmaster outlets, Mississippi Coliseum box office.

Vicksburg Catholic School Drawdown 6 p.m. Feb.20; 28th annual event; tickets: $125 for drinks, dinner for two adults and a chance at $10,000; insurance and add-ons available; raffle tickets for cruise for four, $25; 601-630-9762 or

AIA photo competition Submission deadline Tuesday; highlighting state’s modern architecture; open to amateurs, professionals, students through 12th grade; or

10th annual Main Street Mardi Gras Parade 4 p.m. March 5 along Washington Street; theme: Peace, Love and Mardi Gras; float fees: $50 for nonprofit and civic organizations, $100 for businesses; 601-634-4527, or

Shape Up Vicksburg monthly walk 8:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Vicksburg National Military Park; to mark Black History Month; 601-619-7277 or www.shapeupvicksburg. com.

32nd annual Run Thru History 8:30 a.m. March 5; 10K run, 5K walk, 1-mile fun run; Vicksburg National Military Park; Purks YMCA 601-638-1071;; or

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Ballroom dance lessons: Today and Feb. 20; 5-7 p.m.; $20 per person; Mardi Gras wreath workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday; Beau Lutz, instructor; $55 for members, $60 for nonmembers; Poly Mesh materials supplied, bring wire cutters; Risk and Crisis Communication: 10-5 p.m.; Saturday; Frank Worley, presenter; $85 members; $95 nonmembers; Media and Community Relations: 10-5 p.m.; Feb.26; Frank Worley, presenter; $85 members; $95 nonmembers; Women’s Circle Exhibit: 1-4 p.m. March 1, opening reception; decorated clay figures on display through March 31; free; Spectrum summer arts program: May 31-July 1; sessions in photography, writing, drama, art and music for 10- to 16-year-olds; limited to 60 youths; free; Contact: 601-631-2997 or

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Productions: “I Remember Mama,” 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and Feb. 25-26 and 2 p.m. Feb. 20 and 27; “Fast Food,” April 2930 and May 1 and 6-8; “Gold in the Hills,” March 11-26; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; main stage tickets: $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and older, $7 students, $5 children younger than 12; tickets for “Gold” and other productions vary; 601-636-0471 or

will be on hand. Also featured will be displays by artisans and craftsmen, activities for children and fossils from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Call 601-706-4629 or visit www.

Ex-resident’s art on magazine cover Art by a former Vicksburg resident is on the cover of the current issue of Delta Magazine. Michael Woody, 34, the son of Lee H. and Victoria Abraham, lives in Champagne, Ill., and is a student and professor of records at the University of Illinois. He worked on the paintings when he was in Santa Fe, N.M., during the summer. Woody’s monochromatic pieces are on display in downtown Vicks-

burg, at the Attic Gallery on Washington Street. Delta Magazine is based in Cleveland.

‘Choctaw Journey’ on MPB Thursday “The Choctaw Journey,” a special edition of “Mississippi Roads,” will air at 8:30 p.m. Thursday Mississippi Public Broadcasting, local cable Channel 7. The documentary hosted by Walt Grayson will explore the path of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. The tribe is one of the five largest private employers in Mississippi with a work force of more than 7,000. It is the only federally recognized American Indian tribe in Mississippi and operates the largest unified reservation school system

local happenings New Stage Theatre Arts-in-Education Statewide touring program by Jackson theater guild that features “The Sword in the Stone” and “Romeo and Juliet”; $550 to $750, depending on travel distance; workshops available; bookings through May 6; Chris Roebuck: 601-948-3533, ext. 232, or

Annual Greenhouse Tomato Short Course March 8-9; Eagle Ridge Conference Center, 1500 Raymond Lake Road, Raymond; $125 by Feb. 25 or $150 at the door; Dr. Rick Snyder at 601-892-3731 or

Vicksburg National Military Park Fee-free days for 2011: April 16-24, June 21, Sept. 24, Nov. 1113; interpretive programs available; otherwise, entrance fees $8 per vehicle, $20 per annual pass; 601-636-0583 or www.nps. gov/VICK.

Tapestry 2011 Daily in April, except Easter Sunday; third annual event featuring tours, re-enactors, lectures; tickets: $15 per person per home, $30 for three-home pass; 601-636-9421 or visitvicksburg. com.

Hinds Hi-Steppers auditions 8:30 a.m. April 30; clinics, offered but not mandatory: 10 a.m.noon April 9, 7-9 p.m. April 29; 601-857-3371 or

‘A Dream Revisited’ April 7-9, 14-16 and 28-30 and May 5-7 and 19-21; Old Highway 61 between Rolling Fork and Anguilla; tickets, in advance only: $53; or 662-873-2080; P.O.Box 337 Rolling Fork, MS 39159; fax, 662-873-2450.

Beauty of Paint Exhibit offered through Friday at Samuel Marshall Gore Galleries, 199 Monroe St., Mississippi College; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. MondayFriday; 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays; 601-925-7770.

Miss Hospitality Seeking contestants age 18-24 for local pageants; state pageant, July 24-30 in Hattiesburg; 800-638-6877,,

Amazing Butterflies Through May 8 at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, 2148 Riverside Drive, Jackson; admission: adults, $5; ages 3-18, $3; ages 60 and older, $4; museum members and children, free; 601-354-7303;

Juried art shows Masur Museum in Monroe: March 12 deadline, cash prizes, or 318-329-2237; Ocean Springs Art Association: Feb. 25 deadline, cash prizes, or

Poverty Point Health Walk Through May 31 at historic site in West Carroll Parish on Louisiana 577, east of Monroe; walkers welcome after 4:30 p.m.; 888926-5492.

15th annual Park Day April 2 at Vicksburg National Military Park; volunteer cleanup, landscaping effort sponsored by Civil War Trust; virginia_ or 601-636-0583.

Rural Medical Scholars Seeking applicants for five-week program; deadline, March 1; for rising seniors with ACT score of 25 or above; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; $60; www.RMS.msucares. com.

Natchez walking tours Saturdays through May 28; tours begin at 10 a.m. in February, at 9 a.m. in March, April and May; free; Natchez National Historical Park: 601-446-5790 or

Beekeeping Workshops April 7, May 13-14, June 3-4 and 16-17; Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce; Stacey Swain, 662-325-3390 or

Meridale Girl Scout Camp Seeking campers between 1940s and the 1990s for May 14-15

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Hattiesburg ready for annual rodeo The Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi Purpose Center on U.S. 49 South. Top riders will qualify for the Wrangler National Finals in Las Vegas. Lecile Harries, a 50-year rodeo veteran and six-time Pro Rodeo Clown of the Year will be part of the weekend show. Harries has worked on various TV shows including “Hee Haw.” Tickets are $10 and are available at TJ’s Western Ware on U.S. 49 in Hattiesburg. Call 601-582-9378.

reunion; deadline, April 29; 601-693-2903.

NASA workshop June 27-July 1 at Hinds Community College’s Utica campus; April 1 application deadline; 601-885-7174.

Food Vicksburg Kiwanis Club 17th annual Chili Feast 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Friday at Purks Y off East Clay Street; $6 platters; lunch delivery for 10 or more; Charlie McKinnie, 601218-1754.

Boy Scouts Troop 7 Pancake Supper 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Fisher Ferry Road; tickets: 601-636-8372

51st annual St. George Lebanese Dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb.28 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church on Washington Street; tickets; $10, takeout available; 601-636-2483.

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry 6-7:30 p.m. March 4 at Knights of Columbus Hall on Fisher Ferry Road; fried or grilled catfish and the trimmings, $8; to benefit Haven House Family Shelter.

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper 5-8 p.m. March 8 at Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street; tickets: $6 for adults, $3 for children; 601-638-5899 or cechurch@

Music Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000, Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar: • Meet the Press — Variety; Friday-Saturday • Party Planet — Variety; Feb. 25-26. Free at the Cabaret Lounge: • Ben Shaw — Variety; Friday-Saturday • Doug Allen — Variety; Feb. 25-26.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, Free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • Michael Anthony & The Groove — Friday-Saturday • Ted & Arthur — Feb. 25-26. At the Legends Theatre: • Taylor Dayne — 6 p.m. March 6; $15.

Rainbow Casino, 1380 Warrenton Road, 601-636-7575 Free at the Highway 61 Bar: • Tomatoe and Hot Stuff — Friday-Saturday • The Owen Brothers — Feb. 25-26.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8-11 Tuesdays and Fridays ­— Karaoke. • 8 p.m. midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 6-10 p.m. Monday — Mr. B. • 7-10 p.m. Thursday — Johnny Crocker. • 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday — ­ Danger Room.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • Sonny Kahne Project — Friday-Saturday; call for cover charge • Grits and Gravy — Feb. 25-26; call for cover charge.

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 7 p.m.- until — Karaoke. •8  :30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 8:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Unlimited and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800 • 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw. • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday — Dustin. • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday — Guitar Charlie.

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Crosby, Lyons to marry April 2 Mr. Weaver, Miss Holcomb wed Gus and Teresa Crosby of Germantown, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Shannon Marie Crosby, to Dr. Joseph Allen “Joey” Lyons Jr. Dr. Lyons is the son of Joe and Cindy Lyons of Vicksburg. Miss Crosby is the granddaughter of Dave Peggs and the late Johnnie Peggs of Germantown and MaryNell Crosby and the late Harry Crosby of Cordova, Tenn. Mr. Lyons is the grandson of John Bowen Jr. and the late Marilyn Bowen and Mr. and Mrs. Shearwood Lyons Sr., all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, varsity cheerleading squad and varsity basketball team. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2007 from the University of Tennessee, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. She graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis in 2010. Dr. Crosby is a licensed doctor of physical therapy with Good Samaritan Physical Therapy of Vicksburg. She practices in Jackson, Port Gibson and Vicksburg. The prospective groom is a 2001 graduate of St. Aloysius High School, where he

Dr. Shannon Marie Crosby Engaged to marry Dr. Joseph Allen Lyons was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Retreat Team and the varsity baseball and soccer teams. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science in 2006 from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Dr. Lyons is a registered

doctor of physical therapy with Good Samaritan Physical Therapy of Vicksburg. He practices in Jackson, Port Gibson, Vicksburg and Tallulah. Vows will be exchanged April 2, 2011, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in downtown Memphis. A reception will follow at the River Terrace on Mud Island. Following a honeymoon to St. Lucia, the couple will make their home in Clinton.

John Daniel Weaver and Kristen Elizabeth Holcomb were married at 5 p.m. Dec. 18, 2010, at First Baptist Church. Dr. Matt Buckles officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Scott and Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Holcomb, all of Rolling Fork. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Porter of Fitler and Jewel Newton and the late Ed Holcomb of Grace. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Weaver of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weaver and Delores Coomes and the late Bill Coomes, all of Vicksburg. Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were black and ivory. Music was presented by the Jackson String Quartet and soloists Seth Brown, Emily Carter, Marcia Weaver and Pete Montalbano. Maid of honor was Jennifer Catherine Heigle of Cleveland. Bridesmaids were Bethany Nicole Holcomb, Chasidy Rebecca Scott and Rachel Dianna Scott, all of Rolling Fork; Rachael Lauren Gibson of Cleveland; Lindsey Olivia Hogue of Starkville; and Courtney Marie Weaver of Vicksburg. Matthew Anthony Walker of Jackson served as best man. Groomsmen were Gerald Glenn “Jerry” Bourne Jr. and Sean Michael Weaver, both of Vicksburg; William Edward

Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel Weaver The bride is the former Kristen Elizabeth Holcomb “Will” Holcomb IV and Randy Dale “Ryan” Scott Jr., both of Rolling Fork; William Bernard “Billy” Steinriede of Jackson; and Brian Christopher Steinriede of Mobile, Ala. Ushers were Thomas Wesley Davis and Warren Taylor Davis, both of Rolling Fork, and Drew Lamar Warnock of Vicksburg. Flower girls were Juliana Hope Scott and Andi Blair Thomas, both of Rolling Fork. Ring bearer was Bryson Andrew Whitaker of

Redwood. A reception followed the ceremony in the fellowship hall of the church. Special reception assistant was Story Ebersole. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled on a cruise to the Bahamas. They will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride is a student at Hinds Community College’s School of Nursing, and the groom is employed at Porters Chapel Academy.


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Are you planning a wedding? The Vicksburg Post will publish an engagement announcement before the wedding date. The Sunday before the wedding, we will list your wedding in a roundup of those planned for the week. The wedding writeup and photo will run, as space allows, as soon as possible after the wedding. Wedding information submitted more than two months after the ceremony is too late for use. There is no charge to publish any of the announcements submitted within our time limits. Brides who submit information past the deadline or who wish to include additional details not requested on our forms (such as dress descriptions or decorations) may do so at a cost of 50 cents per word. A $100 fee will be charged to include a photo if the information is posted after our deadline. Information for engagement and wedding announcements should be submitted on forms provided by The Vicksburg Post. They are available at the newspaper office, 1601 N. Frontage Road, or online at Forms should be filled out in full, typewritten when possible or legibly written. A phone number on the form is required. Photos of the bride or couple should be close-ups when possible; unfiltered, glossy images in 5-by-7 or 4-by-6 reproduce best. Inferior quality photos will be refused. For more information, call 601-636-4545, ext. 131.

Army Pvt. David K. Beard has graduated from the Field Artillery Firefinder Radar Operator Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. The course enabled him to establish and maintain radio and wire communications, operate and maintain firefinder radars and construct bunkers and fortifications. A 2009 graduate of Warren Central High School, he is the son of Donald G. Beard of Vicksburg.

Air Force Reserve Airman Jeffery M. Hicks has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, Jeffery San Antonio, Hicks Texas. The eight-week program included training in military discipline, physical fitness and warfare principles. He also earned four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Commu-

nity College of the Air Force. He is the son of Richard Hicks of Vicksburg and Angela Hicks of Carrollton, Texas. Timothy F. Bailey has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after completing the Army ROTC program and graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University. He will attend an officer basic course before attending officer leadership courses for career progression purposes. He is the son of Gwendolyn Bailey of Glen Allan and Heze-

kiah Bailey of Cary. Army National Guard Pvt. Frankie D. Lockhart has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission and history, physical fitness, combat skills, drill and ceremony, rifle marksmanship, field tactics, military courtesy and basic first aid. A 2006 graduate of Lake Providence Senior High School, he is the son of Juanita Lockhart.

Ben Shelton marries Kali Shelton Dec. 4 Ben Shelton and Kali Shelton were married at 6 p.m. Dec. 4, 2010, at First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. Jim Hess officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Sherrie Shelton. The groom is the son of Randy and Alice Shelton. Given in marriage by her father, the bride’s chosen colors were gold and eggplant. Music was presented by Sheila Hess, organist, and Bill Harris, vocalist. Maid of honor was Lori Beth Shelton of Memphis. Bridesmaids were Ashley Batson of Wiggins, Cori Shiers of Flowood, Holly Hearon of Vicksburg, Megan Tyson of Jackson and Carli Crapps of Brandon. Flower girls were Mary Grace Batson and Caroline

Batson, both of Wiggins. James Shelton of Madison served as best man. Groomsmen were Sean McGowan of Houston, Texas; Justin Harmon of Columbus, Ohio; Kiley Aguar of Austin, Texas; Drew Smith of Clinton; Casey Trest of Flowood; and Waldon Wolfe of Vicksburg. Ushers were Wade May of Pearl, Patrick Everman of Hattiesburg and Zach Wade of Brandon. A reception followed at the B’nai B’rith Literary Club. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They will make their home in Clinton. The bride is employed at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and the groom is employed at Vicksburg High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Shelton The bride is the former Kali Shelton

Fowler takes Davidson to pageant wed Colburn The engagement of Brandy preliminary Nicole Colburn to Donald Scott

Shirley and Bobby Brogdon in 1961

Brogdons to celebrate Bobby and Shirley Brogdon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday. They were married Feb. 17, 1961, at Calvary Baptist Church. They are the parents of

three children, Lora (Daniel), Denise (Marty) and Ann. They also have four grandchildren, Chuckie (Nicky) and Bridgett Lee and Austin and Blake Bullock, and one great-grandchild, Madison Lee.

Paige Fowler, 16, has won a Magnolia State Pageant preliminary in Forest. She will compete in the Magnolia State finals, which will be held in Vicksburg later this year. Paige is a Paige Fowler st u d e n t a t Warren Central High School. She is the daughter of Sheila Fowler and Paul Fowler.

Davidson, both of Birmingham, Ala., is announced today. The wedding will be at 6 p.m. May 14, 2011, at Matt Jones Gallery in Birmingham. A reception will follow. Miss Colburn is the daughter of Johnny Colburn and Dinah and Stan Oaks, all of Birmingham. Mr. Davidson is the son of Donald and Carolyn Davidson Brandy Nicole Colburn of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 1999 Engaged to marry graduate of Hewitt-Trussville Donald Scott Davidson High School. She is attending sentative at T-Mobile. ated from the Art Institute of the University of Alabama at The prospective groom is a Atlanta. Birmingham. 1990 graduate of Warren CenMr. Davidson is employed in Miss Colburn is a sales repre- tral High School. He gradu- sales at T-Mobile.


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Les Soeurs debutantes standing, from left, are Alexander Shaw, Elayne Robinson and Adrianna Ratliff. Seated front is Shandell Lewis.

Debutantes standing, from left, are Keturah Haggard, Paula Njiti and Gabrielle Cheeks. Seated front is Dionne Dent.

Debutantes standing, from left, are Kearsten Williams, La’Daysha Johnson and Trina Lloyd. Seated front is Stephanie Pendleton.

More debutantes standing, from left, are Kimberly Loving, MaKayla Willis and Ashley Nash. Seated front is Helen Sims.

Les Soeurs Charmantes ball spotlights 16 debutantes Sixteen women were presented Saturday night in the annual Les Soeurs Charmantes Civic and Social Club debutante ball at Vicksburg City Auditorium. Lisa Johnson and Shirley Harris served as commentators for the program, featuring the theme Beautiful Beginning. Guest soloist was Melanie Sanders, and choreography was done by Dr. Kenya Gaskin and Muriel Holmes. Shandell Marie Lewis was crowned Miss Debutante 2011, and Haley Sims was chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality 2011. The year’s souvenir booklet was dedicated to Judge Isadore Patrick in appreciation of his service to the youth and community. Deborah Potts serves as president of the club, which promotes youth support by providing services and

scholarships. The debutantes: • Gabrielle La’Trice Cheeks, the daughter of Francine Cheeks and L.C. Cheeks Jr., attends Vicksburg High School. She was escorted by Willie LeeAndrew McCoy, son of Sedrick and Georgia McKinley. • Dionne Patrice Dent, the daughter of the Rev. Mitchell Dent and Dr. Deborah Dent, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Oliver Meeks, son of Charles Meeks and Elzina R. Meeks. • Keturah De’Oni Haggard, the daughter of Alonda Calvin and Charles L. Haggard Jr., attends Vicksburg High School. She was escorted by Dominique DeShai Foster, son of Eddie Foster and Jamela Strong Foster.

• La’Daysha Chardell Johnson, the daughter of Doretha Johnson Turner and Wardell Johnson, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Jonathan Hood, son of Columbus Hood and Julia Anderson Hood. • Shandell Marie Lewis, the daughter of the Rev. Virdell and Mironda Lewis, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Shawn Hubbard Jr., son of Shawn Hubbard Sr. and Beverly A. Steward. • Trina Sherice Lloyd, the daughter of Larry Odom and Ida Lee Lloyd, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Gevante Kentrell Titus, son of Christopher Scott and Renee Scott. • Kimberly Renee Loving,

the daughter of James and Carla Loving, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Darius Rodgers, son of Andrew J. Rodgers and Antonia A. Rodgers. • Ashley Marie Nash, the daughter of Dr. Kenneth and Coleen Nash, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Anthony Maurice Wright, son of Stacey Coleman and Rose Wright. • Paula Tsomene Njiti, the daughter of Dr. Victor and Florence Njiti, attends Vicksburg High School. She was escorted by De’Shae Harris, son of Charles and Angela Wilson. • Stephanie Elisa Pendleton, the daughter of Charles and Betty Pendleton, attends St. Aloysius High School. She was

escorted by Jonathan Wayne Clay Jr., son of Jonathan Wayne Clay Sr. and Latonia Brown Clay. • Adrianna Bianca Ratliff, the daughter of Given Breckenridge Jr. and Linda Ratliff, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Roderick Pilate Jr., son of Roderick Pilate Sr. and guardian Tammye R. Christmas. • Elayne MeShell Robinson, the daughter of David D. Robinson and Claudette Jordan, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Given Breckenridge III, son of Given Breckenridge Jr. and Linda Ratliff. • Alexander Lenora Shaw, the daughter of Brenda Shaw and the late Rev. Fredrick Shaw, attends Warren Central High School. She

was escorted by Wesley Glass, son of Wesley Glass and Carrie Glass. • Helen Carlene Sims, the daughter of Carl and Cynthia Sims, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Marquise Holmes, son of Muriel Holmes. • Kearsten De’Shayla Marie Williams, the daughter of Kevin Dewayne Williams and Andrea Gooden, attends Vicksburg High School. She was escorted by Eric Howard, son of Marvin Martin and Anessia Howard Martin. • MaKayla Jade Willis, the daughter of Renee Dubois and Jesus R. Willis, attends Warren Central High School. She was escorted by Lewis Smith, son of Louis Smith and Rose Smith.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

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New stories, faces Between the sheets in the works for Sleep problems can rob romance Natchez Tableaux NATCHEZ (AP) — A decades-old Natchez tradition will undergo perhaps its The Historic Natchez Tabmost significant transformaleaux’s Scenes of Natchez tion this spring when the hoop Past will be at 8 p.m. March starts twirling. 11-April 9 on Mondays, With declining attendance Wednesdays, Fridays and in recent years, the sponSaturdays at the Natchez sors decided to update and City Auditorium. For more enhance the Historic Natinformation, call the Natchez Tableaux — once called the Historic Natchez Pageant chez Convention and Visiand before that the Confedertors Bureau at 800-647ate Pageant — with dramatic 6724. changes. They selected a director with Broadway experience and are making the tab- she was opposed to war and leaux more accessible to Nat- slavery, and educated slaves, which was illegal at the time, chez’s diverse population. Layne Taylor, Natchez Little Colson said. Davis was a Natchez native, Theatre artistic and executive director, will direct the tab- and was living in Warren County south of Vicksburg, leaux this year. “I’m so excited,” Taylor said. in 1861, when her husband got “I have been coming to the tab- the call to serve as president leaux since 1979 when my sis- of the Confederacy. The story of Elizabeth ter-in-law was named queen of Taylor Greenfield, a local the garden club.” Under Taylor’s direction, the woman, born a slave who had an extraordishow will be The life of nary singing more dynamic with speakJefferson talent, will be included in the ing parts and Davis’ wife, new tableaux. voice-overs, he said. Members Varina Greenfield’s mistress freed of the garden Howell her so Greenclubs will welcome guests at Davis, will field could pursue her the start and Varina Howell Davis be explored. talent, and speak to close the tableaux. She was a eventually she had a successThe placardbearers will woman beyond her years ful career. still be a part of as she was opposed to war Traditionally, the tabthe show, introducing various and slavery, and educated leaux ended scenes, but slaves, which was illegal on the scene featuring the directors have at the time, said Marsha Confederate worked hard to ensure a more Colson, president of the flag. “A few years chronological order, organiz- Pilgrimage Garden Club. ago, people t o o k i s su e ers said. with that,” One of Colson said. the biggest changes, and why Taylor and “The flag has become a conthe garden clubs are most tested, emotional and highly proud, is the inclusion of local charged symbol. We want this performance to be something African American history. “This is our way of includ- that everyone can enjoy, learn ing the diversity of Natchez from and be entertained by, and Southwest Mississippi in not to be made to feel uncomgeneral,” said Marsha Colson, fortable in any way.” Colson said emotions over president of the Pilgrimage Garden Club. “Black history the flag go both ways, as some is a very prominent part of see it as a symbol of oppresour heritage here. The issue sion and others as an emblem has been danced around long of their heritage. So this year, enough, and it’s well past in accordance with historical time to bring the tableaux accuracy, the flag tableau will into the 21st century where it feature the original flag of the Confederacy that depicts a belongs.” The history of Natchez Indi- blue square with seven stars. The Pilgrimage Garden Club ans will also be presented. “The tableaux will be and Natchez Garden Club enhanced from an entertain- sponsor the volunteer-based ment point of view, and we tableaux every year. “I feel so fortunate to work will do a better job explaining how our history developed with Marsha Colson and and what the various elements Cheryl Rinehart (president of the Natchez Garden Club),” mean to us,” Colson said. Colson said the life of Jeffer- Taylor said. “These are two son Davis’ wife, Varina Howell, well-educated women who will be explored. She was a are thoughtful and passionwoman beyond her years as ate about Natchez history.”

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Davis Continued from Page C1. after cheer went up from the crowd, and cannons boomed a welcome announcing “a new era in the history of nations,” James M. Swords, editor of the Vicksburg Evening Citizen, wrote. He felt the ceremonies greeting Davis — the salute of cannon fire, the rattle of musketry, a military escort, music and an official welcome —were “commensurate with the occasion” for “the greatest and noblest man of the age.” No doubt the editor was caught up in the excitement and emotions of the moment in his adulation of Davis, but the senator from Warren County, who had been a congressman, military hero and cabinet secretary, was one of the most respected and popular men on the American political scene. His visits to northern cities such as Boston drew immense crowds of admirers to hear him speak, and Bowdoin University in Maine bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate. He earned the admiration of such men

as former President John Quincy Adams who predicted that Davis was “no ordinary man. He will go far.” It really would have been no surprise if in 1861 he had been going to his inauguration as president of the United States, for it appeared politically that he was destined for that job. Perhaps it was prophetic that his niece Caroline, when an adolescent and long before her uncle entered public life, predicted that one day he would be president. Years later, at the 1860 Democrat Party Presidential Convention, he received the votes of the Massachusetts delegation on all 56 ballots — though he was not running. With the Democrats split several ways, there were four national candidates for the presidency in 1860, and Davis was well aware that Lincoln would be elected unless the Democrats united. Davis asked all three nominees if they would withdraw in favor of someone behind whom they could unite. Sen John Bell of the Constitutional Union Party and Vice President John Breckinridge of the Southern Democrats agreed

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By Colleen Newvine Tebeau The Associated Press When we were newlyweds, my husband and I heard a lot of mildly naughty jokes about sleeping together. But for us, sleeping together — that is, actual sleeping — was no laughing matter. John snored, I twitched. He stayed up late, I got up early. He liked a cold room with the blankets untucked, I wanted the blankets tucked in to keep me warm. Neither of us was getting much good rest. We were not alone: Lots of couples have sleep habits that keep each other awake. The Better Sleep Council, funded by the mattress industry, surveyed 1,000 Americans in 2007 and found 1 in 3 reporting that their partner’s sleep habits affected their own sleep. But, as Valentine’s Day approaches, designers and therapists say there are plenty of creative solutions to such problems. “I’m a hopeless romantic,” said Beverly Hills, Calif., designer Christopher Grubb, who likes helping clients enjoy sleeping in the same room. Snoring, he says, is a common problem among his clients, and one found relief with an anti-snoring pillow from Sona, one of several companies that

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A Leggett & Platt Dual King Prodigy, which gives each person a separate mattress offer pillows designed to help prevent snoring by keeping the sleeper’s airway open. Grubb also suggests sheets with a high thread count to maximize comfort, a midweight comforter to balance different temperature preferences, and beds that cater to partners’ different needs. Sometimes, that can mean two mattresses, side by side. For example, Leggett & Platt offers a bed base called the Prodigy. Imagine two hospital beds side by side, each of which can be raised and lowered independently, plus a massage feature that can be used as a silent alarm in the morning. Each partner has a separate mattress and can choose its firmness. Going to this extra effort is worth it, says Tina B. Tessina, a psychotherapist who

blogs as Dr. Romance, and is the author of “Money, Sex and Kids: Stop Fighting about the Three Things That Can Ruin Your Marriage.” “Sleeping apart can contribute to the disconnect that plagues many relationships. It just makes it easier to avoid each other, when what’s really needed is connection and contact,” Tessina said. Barbara Bartlein, a clinical psychotherapist in Milwaukee, Wis., and author of “75 Things To Improve Your Marriage Without Your Spouse Even Knowing,” said that the connection from sleeping together is important. “One of the advantages of sleeping together is you have the opportunity for bedroom talk,” Bartlein said. So what worked for us? First we both sought help

from the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Clinic. Doctors found John’s snoring was keeping him from quality sleep. So they fitted him with a mouthpiece. My study confirmed what John already knew: I wiggled dozens of times an hour all night long. The doctors offered medication also used to prevent seizures, but since my movement wasn’t harming my sleep, we opted for a nonmedical solution. We put two twin mattresses on a king-size frame with a tiny space between them. We get those pillow talk moments, and I can twitch all night without disturbing hubby’s sleep. Which might be why these restless newlyweds have made it to 10 years of marriage.

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit major moola for designers 2011 issue hits stands Tuesday MIAMI (AP) — The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition isn’t just about sexy to fashion designers lucky enough to make it in. There’s a loud kaching for years to come. “Everybody opens up that issue and goes, ‘Wow where can I get this suit?’ We have a great response when it hits the newsstands,” said Simon Southwood, a repeat who expects seven of his suits to grace the famous pages. Southwood, in San Diego, Calif., has already presold to stores in anticipation of the big reveal Monday on David Letterman’s show, followed by newsstand sales the next day. The location of the famous shoots and who makes the cover are top secret until then. “Consumers love to follow what’s hot, what’s glamorous, what’s beautiful,” Southwood said. “The first question that

to drop out of the race, but Sen. Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois refused. Vicksburg residents were usually Whig in sentiment, and they chose Bell over Breckinridge — 861 votes to 580. Douglas garnered only 83 votes — but that was 83 more than Lincoln received. Davis had been a reluctant secessionist. He left the Senate when there was no hope for reconciliation and came home, offering his services to the state and was made a general. He had no desire to lead the new nation. In Montgomery, where delegates from the seceded states met to form a government, several names were mentioned. When it came time to vote, Jefferson Davis was the unanimous choice. In his maiden speech at Vicksburg, he said, “I hope that our separation may be peaceful. But whether it be so or not, I am ready, as I have always been, to redeem my pledge to you and the South by shedding every drop of my blood in your cause.” Perhaps it was flattering to be chosen for such an important position, but Davis told the throng that the great-

When to get it The 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue hits newsstands Tuesday. shot.” Curran’s secret: She cuts bathing suits smaller just for Sports Illustrated. “Less is more for the issue. It doesn’t always translate into that for real life,” she said. Her suits retail for $160 to $190. She tests them on real women, trying to design with fit in mind. “You will be surprised how many random people will e-mail me and say they saw your swimsuit in Sports Illustrated.” Sisters Michele Letarte Ross and Lisa Letarte Cabrinha run their bicoastal company Letarte with Michele in Fairfield, Conn., and Lisa in Maui, Hawaii. In 2005, one of their suits they’ve dubbed the candy red bikini was worn by Carolyn Murphy and selected for the cover. That, they said, is the Oscar of their industry.

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Model Esti Ginzburg in a shot from the 2009 issue the sales rep will ask is, ‘What did you get into Sports Illustrated this year?”’ Southwood and his Sauvage Swimwear in San Diego, Calif., are known for cutout designs that average $200 each. He has made it into the blockbuster edition for more than a decade, but getting in the first time around was up to luck. “It’s just whatever catches their eye and what looks good on that model,” Southwood said. Model Anne V., who has been in the last seven editions, considers herself a master of

est honor was the spontaneous gathering of the citizens, “those who have known me best and longest — my old friends and neighbors.” As he made his way to the carriage that would take him to the train, bells rang and the cheering crowd often halted his progress, delaying the time for the train to depart. The Evening Citizen reported that, “as soon as he was on board, the train moved off slowly, bearing our distinguished and honored friend toward the scene of his coming labors at Montgomery .... All expressed their gratification at the handsome demonstration made to the first President of the new Republic.” Editor Swords called Davis “a statesman, a scholar, and a soldier...eminently fitted by the grasp and character of his mind, his studies, his temperament, and his unsullied integrity” to be president. Vicksburg had good reason to be proud, and a spontaneous outpouring of the people was the finest tribute that could have been made. •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.

the distinct look she describes as part sexy, part smiley. “It’s very easy for us to do sexy. That’s our job to create a character that people want. Sports Illustrated, they don’t want just sexy. They want that girl-next-door look,” she said. Designer Lisa Curran in New York has been in business for 12 years and in the issue every year except one. In the beginning, it really helped her business, providing her credibility as a designer. “I think over time it translates into sales,” Curran said. “I also think it depends on the

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Sam Andrews of Vicksburg carried his camera as he tooled around the city Thursday morning after Wednesday night’s snow. The red door and footprints on the front sidewalk caught his eye at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, on South Street.

Bunny Reihsmann Vicksburg Post photographer Bryant Hawkins grabbed this rooftop shot of snow and ice across Court Square on Thursday morning after Wednesday night’s dusting.

David Jackson

Bunny Reihsmann of Vicksburg took this photo of snow-covered daffodils on Thursday, fully believing Mother Nature was confused about the beginning of spring.

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Vicksburg Post photographer David Jackson was assigned to be on the road for shots of snow and ice Wednesday night when he found this white blanket on Washington Street in front of the H.C. Porter Art Gallery.

GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT! The Vicksburg Post will accept for publication photos submitted by readers. The photos should be current and of interest to the public, either because of their subject matter or their oddity, or the photographic skill shown. These are the criteria that will be used in determining which photos will be published. Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer, which will not be published. Photos may be submitted electronically at, in person at Post Plaza or by mail to The Vicksburg Post, News photos, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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06. Lost & Found 2 BELOVED FAMILY DOGS LOST 1 female blackish/grey & white Miniature Schnauzer and a male tan& brown Yorkie. Disappeared from Marian Lane behind the old hospital. Last spotted around Clay Street & Mission 66 / Grove Street. Little girls pet. If you have seen them or have any information on them call 601-631-4290 or 601-631-1759.

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Portia Suell was near her home when she shot this photo of snowflakes falling at Eagle Lake.

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Get your I-Phone 3G or 3GS repaired for as low as $49.99! Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.

ELECTRIC LIFT CHAIR. Bought from Hometown Medical, 1 year old, burgundy. Like new. Paid $850, will sacrifice for $650, negotiable. 601-831-1955.


New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

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.

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 â&#x20AC;˘ 601.529.5400 Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!


To advertise your business for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Department at 601-636-7355.

KENMORE STACK WASHER and dryer. Heavy duty, extra large capacity, $425. 601-218-7636.

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SOFA AND 3 recliners $800 firm. 601-636-5197.

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


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.


601-636-SELL (7355)

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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The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, February 13, 2011


To Our 2011Valentines With Love, From: Your Grandparents

Lona Lee Burns

Jaidyn King-Dolley

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Carolyn Burns John & Patricia Baylott

Julia Dunbar

Jaidyn King-Dolley Grandchild of Jennyfe Williams John King

Courtney Ford

Jayla Madisyn Hicks

Rebekah Ann Goodson

Sarah Louise Goodson

Kendall Blue Goulette

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Jimmy & Judy Fairchilds

Jimmy & Judy Fairchilds

Tony & Ronnie Ford

Sandy & Norma Loud Dinah Davis & John Michael Hicks, Sr. Charles & Etta Harris

Grandchild of Dan & Jeanne Goodson

Dan & Jeanne Goodson

Michele Mobley Mikki Blue

Zaria Nicole Jones

Presley Kyle McMorris

Mary Margaret Ming (Molly)

Jarell Noye

McKinley Owen

Grandchild of

Margaret Ming, Vicksburg MS & The late Rev. Garland R. Ming David Irby, Greenwood, MS Gale Stokes, Oak Grove, LA

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Sandra Wilson Willie Noye

Marty & Jan Nolan Jim & Teresa Owen

Caleb Parks

Chloe’ Parks

Ja’Riyah Pittman

Frances Schaffer

Grandchild of

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Jim & Teresa Owen

Von & Clinesteen Mixon, Sr.

Von & Clinesteen Mixon, Sr.

David Miller, Pamela Pittman

Frances & Cason Schaffer

Brooke Analise Steed

Dylan Braxton Walley

Kayden Anne Westcott

Kelli Brooke Westcott

Alaina Simone Williams

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Grandchild of

Sandra Cason, Mr. & Mrs. Terry Steed,

John & Shirley Alford, Vicksburg, MS

Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Monsour

Mr. & Mrs. Ronnie Monsour

Ann Davis, Ferdale Carr

John & Shirley Walley, Richton, MS

Mr. & Mrs. Elvin Westcott

Mr. & Mrs. Elvin Westcott

Cheryl & Don Brown “Welcome to the family”

Carolyn Burns

Grandchild of Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Boyd Rodger Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Jones

Mia Grace Owen Grandchild of Marty & Jan Nolan

Jerry & Gina McMorris

Grandchild of

Grandchild of Mary Mitchell, Glenn Hunter,

Grandchild of


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Timothy Glynn, Jr.

To: My Hubby From: Your Wifey You have connected our hearts, you have created my world. You have filled my heart with so much joy. I love you! Happy Valentine’s Day!

We Love You, Mommy, Daddy, Nana & Papaw To My Son & Daughter 21 33

Baby, I Love You Because the Sun rises and falls there are fish in the sea We were meant to be. Love your Big Man

Maryland Love & Kisses Mother / Mom

Happy Valentine’s Birthday! Mommy, Daddy, Nana & Papaw

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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. 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

Mommy, Daddy, Nana & Papaw

Donna, Happy Valentine’s Day! Love you, Robert

JaLynn, We Love You!

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North Mississippi

Martha Valentine Wesley 10/04/1942 - 10/13/2009 Happy Valentine’s Day! We Love & Miss You! Your Family

Congratulations 7 years of Blissful Fantasies & Love! Lost in the Fifties

19. Garage & Yard Sales

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

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

No need to go hunting around town to place your garage sale signs...

24. Business Services

just place an ad in the The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. Call 601-636-SELL.

D&D Tree Cutting

There’s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782. 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.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


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A.J., You are God’s greatest treasure. Happy Valentine’s Day Love, Ne-Ne

24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our

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.




29. Unfurnished Apartments

30. Houses For Rent


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

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300

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

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.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


Utilities Paid •

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

No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Classic Elegance Secure High-Rise Building • in Modern Surroundings Off Street Parking • New Year 601-630-2921 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • • 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath Move-In Beautiful River Views • 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Bath Special! Senior Discounts • Studios & Efficiencies

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg George Mayer R/E Management

2012 BAKER STREET. Remodeled 2 bedroom, 1 bath brick house. Central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator, washer/ dryer room, hardwood floors, all electric. $750 monthly/ $500 deposit. 601-529-5376.

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


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

Bradford Ridge Apartments

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

2008 REPOSSESSION. 32X80 home, sold new for $126,000, fully loaded, $70,000 or best offer. Call 601-572-5300.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATH. Already set up. $600 monthly, $600 deposit. 601-2188839.

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

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31. Mobile Homes For Rent

BEST DEAL IN downtown Vicksburg. 1, 2 and 3 bedroom partments. Call for more information, 601-6381746.

Commodore Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

16619 Hwy 465 1:30pm- 3:30pm

128 Brunswick 1:30- 3:30

Cindy Roberson • 601-415-5880 Godfrey and Ivy Realty, Inc.

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today: Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 Eric Coulter 601-529-9448 Kellye Carlisle 601-529-4215 Gidget Comans 601-529-5654 Remy Massey 601-636-3699 Harley Caldwell, broker 601-634-8928 2170 I-20 S. Frontage Road

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale


2 - 5:30 P.M. â&#x20AC;˘ SUNDAY, FEB. 13

34. Houses For Sale McMillin Real Estate



201 Rhodes Drive $59,900 $69,900

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

225 Boundary Line. 20 acres, new home with Inground pool. 100x150 riding arena. 1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $99,000. 209 Willow Drive Totally remodeled home w/ 1600+ sq.ft. $114,900. 106 Emily Great Location. New paint, flooring, counter tops and more. Priced to sell quick. $109,900. 111 Renaud 17.2 acres behind hospital on 61 N. House on the property goes with it. $649,000. 115 Robinhood 4 BR, 2.5 BA, new hardwood floors, paint, roof and appliances. Beautifully landscaped on 2.57 acres. $269,900. 4722 Roberta Circle 3 BR, 2 BA. Priced to sell fast! $74,900. 105 Deer Circle 2.4 acres, 4 BR, 2 BA, big wired and plumbed workshop. $169,900

108 Sullivan Cove

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

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency


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

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34. Houses For Sale

1803 Clay Street

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

107 Windham

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133 Roseland Drive $124,900 $129,900




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

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







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203 Central Drive 115 Cottonwood $74,500 $110,000






103 Beaver Creek 686 Lakeside Drive $375,000 $144,900

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105 Covington Quarters 200 Pecan Boulevard $224,900 $169,900


102 Monteray


204 Pebble Beach $265,000 $259,900

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3600 Tiffentown Road 1401 Sherman Avenue $175,000 $59,500



314 McAuley Drive 525 Kavanaugh $159,900 $163,000

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Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

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40. Cars & Trucks 1999 GMC 4 wheel drive pickup and 2 sets of tires, $4500. 2001 Dodge 1500, good shape, $4000. 601218-4656. 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.

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The Car Store 4722 Roberta Circle 121 Olde Trace Drive $69,900 $269,900


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


2210 Confederate Ave. 719 Dabney Street $119,900 $69,500

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Sunday with... Tennessee farm, and Wynonna Judd is in her J.Crew pajamas under blue flannel sheets, surrounded by three of her pooches. The 46-year-old multi-platinum singer has just finished the 2010 dates on her Last Encore tour, during which she and her mother, Naomi, were filmed for a reality show to air in March on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. And in January, Judd published her first novel, Restless Heart. It’s about a rising countrymusic star who has “fire and moxie,” she tells Kate Meyers— just like its author.

Wynonna Judd The country-music superstar (and now novelist) on lounging in bed, working on her brain, and being blissfully in love again

While you’re still in bed, let’s talk about how you spend your Sundays. It’s my sacred day. I’ll sleep until I wake up, which is just divine. I stay in my pj’s. I think it’s important to bask in the glory of nothingness. I’ll pile my favorite things around me: Scientific American, a bunch of self-help books. I’ll indulge myself with decaf and creamer in the mug I took—I asked first!—from Oprah’s dressing room. And it makes me just as happy as I can be. I don’t even brush my hair unless I absolutely have to.

it. My brain is now pretty fabulous. I’m always trying to come up with the next healing process.

watching. As long as I don’t read People and watch certain shows, I feel really good about myself.

I’m curious: Why Scientific American? I study the brain; Mom’s the same way. And I’ve been doing a thing called brainstate conditioning training. I’m off four major medications for depression and ADD because of

And I hear you’ve lost A w weight as well. After losing 50 pounds, I feel A healthier and sassier, and I’ve started getting some looks! I keep doing it because of my health. My rule is that if I want to watch something on TV, I walk on the treadmill while I’m

Now that you have two teenagers, 16-year-old Elijah and 14-yearold Grace, do you appreciate your mom more? Heck yeah, because paybacks are hell. And the older I get, the smarter my mother is—it’s amazing.



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I borderline worshipped her on every stage during our recent tour. What made you want to write Restless Heart? We are so convinced we can go on television and have overnight success, instead of the real story of how a career is born and made. When Mom and I started in 1983, we rode around in a car for a year, visiting three to five radio stations a day. We called it “the shake and howdy.” My own story is woven into this love story about Destiny, a young woman from a small town who’s got a gift and wants to make it. She has that “roll up your sleeves and march through the storm” quality. What does your hair color say about you? That I am very, very unsatisfied with just one color. I have five—a base red, a crazy red, a pomegranate, a tangerine, and a color close to Rihanna’s bright cherry red. I call my hair the burning bush. It’s just my way of expressing myself. You’ve been through two divorces, but your book is very hopeful about love. Are you? Oh, yeah—for 17 months I’ve been seeing Cactus Moser, who I’m absolutely madly in love with. He used to open for Mom and me back in the ’80s, and I had a crush on him then. I’m so grateful, I almost feel like I’m getting away with something. But I’m hesitant to talk about it, ’cause there’s nothing more irritating than a woman who’s getting her groove back.



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If many stars are so far from Earth that their light takes millions of years to reach us, how do we know they still exist? —Sue Charles, Marshfield, Mass.

We don’t. When we look at the stars, we are viewing the past. If a star is a million light years away (our Milky Way galaxy is about 100,000 light years wide), we are observing the way it looked a million years ago, not the way it looks today. And that’s a relatively close star! Yet we can make educated guesses about the life spans of various stars, depending on their characteristics. In the case of many massive stars—

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which are among the most luminous and short-lived—we can be confident that they’re not there when we see them. Even more mind-boggling: Say that a certain star will live for 5 million years, but it’s so far away that its light takes 10 million years to reach us. By the time we can see it for the first time, it has already been gone for 5 million years. Why is a cash drawer called a “till”? —Cheryl M., Bellingham, Wash.

The word goes back more than 500 years. Till (til, tille, tyll, or tylle) had long been the term for a small tray, drawer, or compartment used for holding

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eager for more behind-the-scenes responsibility, says he didn’t think “that just being an actor on another comedy would be the right move, because I was already lucky enough to have been on one of the best. This show really is a dream come true. I just hope that people will like it—that it’s not just funny to me.” He plays Ben Donovan, the 40-year-old general manager of a fictional San Diego arena called the Sunshine Center, and the personification of a mid-life crisis. Asked whether Ben and Chandler

share traits, Perry—who wholeheartedly subscribes to the school of “write what you know”— says the likenesses are more between Ben and himself five years ago. “I’ve certainly had a lot of experiences in my life where I was much too self-centered,” he notes. “I’d rather be me now than me at 20. This show is going to be about the 9,000 mistakes Ben makes on the journey to becoming a real person who cares about other people.” Perry has had some highly publicized battles with addiction, going to rehab in 1997 and 2001 for alcohol- and drug-abuse treatment. Recalling that period, and the subsequent years that inspired Mr. Sunshine, he feels the key to emerging whole was facing his fears. “I suppose that’s what life is really about, and what I was ultimately brave enough to do,” he says. “That and the knowledge that it’s an ongoing process. If something scares you, face it. For example, what do you do when Friends is over and you’re not sure what’s next? I decided to be creative, and it scared me. I didn’t know whether I could do it. The first draft of the first script I ever wrote, I started every single scene with somebody coming in saying, ‘Can I talk to you for a second?’ ” He laughs and shakes his head. “That’s just bad writing. If you hear somebody on Mr. Sunshine say that, you’ll know I’ve screwed up.” Allison Janney, who plays Ben’s loopy, politically incorrect boss, says that back when she and Perry were working on The West Wing in 2003, “I thought he was hysterically funny and very smart. You couldn’t believe the things that were coming out of his mouth, he was so quick-witted.” Though Perry does recall “thinking of funny lines” on sets over the years—“sometimes I’d get them in and sometimes I wouldn’t”— F February 13, 2011 • 9

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he describes a writing process on Mr. Sunshine that’s a good deal more laborious, involving pacing around the house and mumbling to himself in corners at parties. “To me, writing is remembering something funny that happened, or maybe something I said seven years ago,” he says. His habit of mining memories for humorous bits has his friends teasing him that he’ll be out of material before too long, “because I put all of my jokes into this thing.” Perry has brought some of those real-life pals into his fictional life at the Sunshine Center. Inside that puma costume, for example, is actor David Pressman, a friend since their days doing improv in the late ’80s. Pressman plays the arena’s embittered mascot. “It’s an opportunity to put some of your buddies into a show,” Perry says. The star admits that it hasn’t all been hard work and creativity since we last saw him onscreen; he’s been through some fallow periods as well. “There was a time when I wasn’t working a lot,” he says. “It ebbs and flows. Mostly I was just living my life and playing Fallout 3, a very fun game.” In fact, Perry spent so much time on the post-apocalyptic video game

that he developed a hand injury requiring a cortisone injection. “I told that story on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and the gamemakers offered me a part in the fourth Fallout. I voice one of the characters, and I had to kill myself when I played it,” he says, clearly relishing the memory. One thing he has yet to make time for is marriage and a family. Though he’s been linked over the years with more than a few famous women—including Julia Roberts, Heather Graham, Meg Ryan, and Mandy Moore— and he’s talked of wanting to settle down, Perry is reticent about his current romantic life beyond saying, “I’ve always thought that kids are in my future.” (For her part, Tarses says “he’s ready for the next phase” in a relationship. “I’m a huge fan of his girlfriend [whom Perry didn’t name], and every day I tell him he should marry her.”) “I certainly think there’s room for it all,” Perry allows. Then he adds with a grin, “I just might have to give up a little bit of Fallout.” For the scoop on Mr. Sunshine’s famous guest stars and video of our shoot, go to


As Ben on Mr. Sunshine (with Nate Torrence, who plays the son of Ben’s boss). “My favorite part of the job is watching the other actors work,” Perry says.

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before you slam your seat all the way back. ‘ThinkBreaking kneecaps is for gangsters only. ’ an who stuck her bare, sweaty feet on the cabin wall! Please. Unless you’re Spider-Man and about to walk upside down, keep the shoes on, all right? It’s smelly enough in the cabin. Which brings us to food. Yes, I know you’re lucky to get a cornflake on an airplane today, but if

you must bring food on board, consider the odor. Fried onions will not stop smelling at 23D. Kids. Let’s talk about kids. Kids love airplanes. Many can’t believe they have a seat in front of them they can kick all flight long, while Mom and Dad watch the movie. Please. Tell them to stop.

And if you’ve got a crying baby—and we all love babies— at least pretend you’re trying to keep him quiet. Don’t hide behind an US Weekly. Also, once your kids stop crying, the plane should not hear from them again until they are old enough to be—and actually are—the pilots. I recently had a little boy behind me who all flight long kept singing, at the top of his lungs, “Go-Go-Go…the cat in the hat!” I don’t know this song, or if it even is a song, but I do know his mom did nothing except occasionally whisper, “Jacob, keep it down,” which had the same effect as pressing the Volume-Up button. Speaking of volume, if you need to use your cellphone on the tarmac, please remember there are people inches away from you. They really don’t want to hear about Uncle Seymour’s kidney problem. And if you fall asleep, try not to do so on the person next to you. So there you go. With a little cooperation, we can all have a better year as passengers, even if the airlines think we’re cattle. Thank you for your attention. And now, as the captain says, sit back, relax, and strip to your underwear. Security check. Plane Speaking: Share your thoughts—and in-flight experiences—with us at

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My Big Fat Greek Date For Molly Ringwald, this dish came with lots of garlic (and lots of love)

We cut the session short and ran out into the crisp, blue-skied February day. It was just shy of Valentine’s Day, an ideal time for lollygagging outside with a new crush, but I had a script to read, and our apartments were on opposite sides of town. So why not read at his place? he suggested.

As twilight descended, I detected noises in the kitchen. And then the unmistakable smell of garlic wafted in. Who prepares garlic on a first date? Had I misread everything? I shuffled to the table, where a delicious homecooked Greek meal awaited: oregano- seasoned pan-seared

pork chops and cubed tomatoes wrapped in a fresh pita slathered with garlic-infused tzatziki. After the first bite, my true love affair began. With tzatziki. I ate another “Greek taco,” and another, and then Panio just scooted the tzatziki in front of me and I began to eat directly F

Tzatziki Serve this Greek condiment with grilled pita, sliced tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, peppers, and pork chops.


“This is not a date,” I told myself. I had recently separated from my husband and, living alone in New York City, was in no hurry to date. I thought it best to disengage, have fun, wear heels often, and flirt. Then I met a wholly inappropriate man seven years my junior. Panio Gianopoulos was 25, with big shoulders and long dimples, and was far too good-looking to be taken seriously. Never mind that he wrote and edited books and was a second-degree black-belt in karate. After a lengthy e-mail flirtation, we timidly set about figuring out ways to meet in person. A plan was hatched to teach me some self-defense basics. I put together the minxy-est workout outfit I could, then nervously giggled my way through the bout. When we got to the “bear hug,” I froze. Not because I was scared, but because I didn’t want to get out of it.

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4 cups fat-free Greek yogurt, strained 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large cucumber, shredded, with juice squeezed out (very important, or it gets watery) 3 oz olive oil 1½ oz wine vinegar Pinch of salt

Mix the ingredients in a bowl and let infuse for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, before serving. SERVING SIZE: 2 Tbsp PER SERVING: 30 calories,

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Sunday Dinner (continued) from the bowl with a spoon. We chatted and laughed and ďŹ&#x201A;irted, and when it was time to go home, it was decided that it was much too cold, and wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I be better off spending the night? He chivalrously offered to sleep on the couch, but since this wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a date, I reasoned, what did it hurt to snuggle a little on the bed? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Speak to me in Greek,â&#x20AC;? I suggested, since I was too nervous to speak myself, let alone breathe, having polished off the entire bowl of tzatziki. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Little gold piece,â&#x20AC;? he said in Greek. Then he began listing all of the islands that, as I would later learn, he hoped we would one day visit. At the time I had no clue what he was saying. I was simply luxuriating in the sound of the foreign tongue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Santorini. Mykonos. Skiathosâ&#x20AC;Ś,â&#x20AC;? he murmured in between kisses. I whispered back one of the few Greek words heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d taught me: the one that means â&#x20AC;&#x153;more.â&#x20AC;? He said other words I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know, but then I heard one I did. I shot up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tzatziki! Are you naming food products?â&#x20AC;? He nodded sheepishly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I ran out of islands.â&#x20AC;? Turned out he was also naming appliances, political parties, and cartoon characters. And it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter! He could have read me the entire Athenian phone book while we both munched on cloves of garlic as if they were chewing gum. It was deďŹ nitely a date. And all that garlic? Ten years later, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve decided it was very good for our hearts.



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