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Little damage reported as high winds whip area By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com Thursday night’s high winds made it through the area leaving little damage in their wake, but a new round of severe storms is in the forecast for Sunday night. “Right now there are some signs of a bout of severe weather Sunday night through Monday morning,” Jackson meteorologist Alan Campbell said this morning. “It is possible to see more high wind gusts. Anytime

there is a thunderstorm, we can expect high winds gusting.” Winds blowing through Warren County Thursday night climbed to 30 mph, Campbell said. Cloudy skies are expected throughout today with temperatures in the lower 60s and winds of 10 to 15 mph, Campbell said. The forecast for Sunday calls for a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms, but increasing to 50 percent by early Monday.

Rain that measured .79 of an inch was blamed when a FedEx tractor-trailer hit a utility poll on Interstate 20 East near the Indiana Avenue exit, causing the loaded trailer to dump onto the highway at about 9:30 p.m. The two California men in the truck were treated and released from River Region Medical Center. The men were identified as Arturo Sanchez, 49, 10452 Zinfield St., Adelanto, and Francisco See Weather, Page A2.

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By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour on Thursday signed a bill designed to strengthen Mississippi’s open meetings and public Lawmakers kill bill records laws. to loosen schools Starting July 1, land oversight individual officials could face fines of $500 to $1,000 for improperly closing meetings that should be open to the public. Under current law, taxpayers have been footing the bill for the fines. The bill signed by Barbour also says that

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By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com The burgeoning lists of candidates for supervisor and tax assessor gained new entrants Thursday, both of whom are trying a second time for public office. John Arnold, who nearly unseated District 1 Supervisor David McDonald four years ago, became the third Republican in the race to represent the northeast Warren County district. Arnold, 57, a real estate broker for Vicksburg Realty LLC, lost the primary to McDonald in 2007 by 17 votes out of 1,979 votes cast in a race decided by a manual recount. Mike Caruthers, 56, owner of Caruthers Marine on Washington Street, became the second person to file for assessor. Four-term incumbent assessor Richard Holland said this week he’ll retire at year’s end. Caruthers filed as a Republican. In 2003, Caruthers, as an independent, finished third out of five candidates for circuit clerk. Qualifying wraps up at 5 p.m. Tuesday in statewide See Election, Page A9.

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End of school stays on May 20 after governor inks bill By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

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Sarah Jane Pierce, a fourth-grader at St. Francis Xavier Elementary, explains her science project, Which Fruit has the Most Water Content?, to judge Aaron Lee, a numerical modeler with the Engineer Research and Development Center, during the second day of the local science fair at City Auditorium Thursday. Sarah Jane is the

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daughter of Paul and Jill Pierce. The works of two students, Jada Banks, third-grader from Dana Road Elementary, and Abbie Bell, a sixth-grader at St. Francis, were chosen as Best of Fair on the two days of competition. A list of all winners will appear in Wednesday’s School & Youth section.

Students in the Vicksburg Warren School District should expect May 20 to remain the last day of school following Gov. Haley Barbour’s signing of a snow days-related bill Thursday. The district’s plan to make up work missed due to weather cancellations, a requirement of the bill, involve longer school days but still have to be finalized and approved by the state education board. “I signed this bill based on a commitment made to me by Mississippi Board of Education Chairman Charles McClelland and State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham that all days missed will be made up prior to the end of the school year,” Barbour said through a spokesman. “We don’t need our schoolchildren going to school See Snow, Page A6.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1836: Inventor Samuel Colt patents his revolver. 1913: The 16th Amendment to the Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, is declared in effect. 1919: Oregon becomes the first state to tax gasoline, at 1 cent per gallon.

1964: Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) becomes world heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Sonny Liston in Miami Beach. 1986: President Ferdinand Marcos flees the Philippines after 20 years of rule in the wake of a tainted election; Corazon Aquino assumes the presidency.

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Lawmakers kill bill on school land deals By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — A Senate committee killed a bill Thursday that some say would’ve weakened the secretary of state’s authority to approve leases on land set aside to benefit schools. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, who’d been fighting the proposal, applauded the Education Committee’s action. Hosemann requires districts to have his office sign off on leases. Sixteenth Section land is public property and leased to help raise school funds. In its original form, the proposal would have allowed school boards and boards of supervisors to approve land leases without consent. Under the bill, the board

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By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Audits of cemetery accounts will continue by the Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s office during a second term in office if re-elected, Hosemann said Thursday. Perpetual care funds of about 100 private cemeteries doing business in Mississippi are being audited in an effort by Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman’s office to keep their finances in line with state law. Hosemann said. “We will be actively engaged and try to audit everyone,” Hosemann said by phone shortly after filing re-election papers with the state GOP.

“It will be ongoing.” The 64-yearold Vicksburg native was first elected in 2007. In 2009, civil actions Delbert Hosemann were filed by Hosemann’s office against seven Mississippi cemeteries for misuse of money paid for burials, with the former Green Acres Memorial Park on U.S. 80 being the most serious in terms of missing money. A trust account at the Warren County cemetery for holding pre-need merchandise was found to be missing about

$375,000, forcing people to pay for items such as markers and vaults all over again. In September, a public bid taken on the cemetery was awarded to Vicksburg businessman Harry Sharp. The 43-acre facility has since been renamed Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Hosemann also said he plans to re-establish a phone line people can text during primary and general elections to report experiences, including instances of impropriety. About 130 text messages were received by the number for last year’s federal midterm elections, Hosemann said.

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The convicted felon who was driving a vehicle early Sunday that left a mother of three dead has been returned to state custody and a state penitentiary. Albert Brisco Jr., 23, who was out of prison on parole, was returned to the state and the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County Thursday, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. Since his release from a Mississippi Department of Corrections prison on May 29, Brisco had been considered a prisoner who could lose his freedom with any violation of his status, Pace said. A gun was found in the vehicle that was wrecked Sunday, meaning Brisco was charged with possession of a weapon by a felon. Killed in the wreck at about 3 Sunday morning was Latoshia Haggan, 31, 122 John Allen St. It was her Dodge Durango that Brisco was driving when he ran through a roadblock set up by county deputies and, traveling at a high rate of speed, careened off a hill near Old Highway 27 and North Frontage Road before the vehicle landed on Kansas City Southern Railway tracks. Two other passengers, Nicholas M. Smith, 18, 1717 Cherry St., and

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Jerome M. Massey, 21, 11149 Fisher Ferry Road, had been released from River Region Medical Center by this morning, a hospital spokesman said. Brisco will now be required to serve out the remainder of a sixyear term he had received on a conviction of residential burglary, a spokesman for MDOC said. A reconstruction team from the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol has yet to release its findings from the wreck scene.

City woman charged with embezzlement A Vicksburg woman arrested at the store where she worked Thursday was charged with embezzlement, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Patricia Phelps, 49, 120 Linda Drive, is accused of stealing more than $500 from Hollidays Fashion at Vicksburg Mall, Stewart said. Phelps was arrested at the store at 4:42 p.m. after a monthlong investigation, he said. She was released from the Warren County Jail on a $5,000

bond at 5:35 p.m.

2 injured in wreck on Openwood, Farmer Two Vicksburg residents were injured Thursday afternoon when their vehicles collided on Openwood and Farmer streets. Curlie Whiten Jr., 61, 426 Zollinger’s Hill, was driving east on Openwood Street when his Chevrolet Blazer hit the passenger’s side of a southbound pickup driven by Cassidy T. Gurley, 30, 104 Thornhill Drive, said officer Burt Ryan of the Vicksburg Police Department. No citations were issued, Ryan said. Both were treated and released from River Region Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said.

Cash, phone taken from car on Walnut An auto burglary was reported in the 900 block of Walnut Street at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Reported missing from a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier was $140 and an iPhone valued at $400.

Flores, 33, 8615 Columbus Ave., North Hills. Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department said this morning that the truck likely had hydroplaned in the rain. The severe rain and wind that entered Warren County around 6 p.m. caused about 200 Entergy customers throughout the county to be without power Thursday night and this morning, Entergy spokesman Don Arnold said. He said power had been restored to about 77 this morning. “We are expecting extra crew help” to aid in the restoration, he said this morning. One outage was caused by a tree limb that knocked down a power line at Stenson Road and Mississippi 27, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said this morning. Separately, limbs and trees were reported down on Chapel Hills Drive and Ring Road. Officials in Jackson say the system of severe weather that pushed across Mississippi blew off part of a casino’s roof near Greenville and damaged a few homes and other structures, mainly north of the Interstate 20 corridor. Joanne Culin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, said the storm also downed powerlines and uprooted trees, mostly in the Mississippi Delta on Thursday night and early this morning. She said a survey team would be sent out to determine if straight line winds or a tornado destroyed five homes and damaged a church just across the Mississippi River in West Carroll Parish, La.

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must provide the secretary’s office with notice of the lease agreement within 10 days of execution. If the secretary objected to the validity of the deal, an action could be filed in chancery court. Senate Education Committee Chairman Videt Carmichael, R-Meridian, had proposed changing the bill in his committee to create a commission to look at the issue. The committee voted to table the bill Thursday after Sen. Doug Davis, R-Hernando, made the recommendation. The move effectively killed the bill. Leaseholders for 16th Section land may own the buildings or houses but not the land they are on. They can lease the property and must pay property taxes.

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Warren County Supervisor Charles Selmon, Sheriff Martin Pace and Joe Loviza pose after receiving pins for their support of the program during a meeting marking the 15th anniversary of Triad. The organization links senior citizens to police and fire departments so they can help each other.

BENEFITS Catfish Dinners — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $7 per plate, two sides, cake and bread; LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St.; benefits Debra Franco Dance Competition Team 2011. Chicken, Fish and Chitterling Dinners — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $7 per plate, two vegetables and dessert; delivery for seven or more meals, 601-631-4597; Bovina Community Center; benefits Christian Home No. 2 M.B. Church.

CLUBS National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Vicksburg — Blood drive, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; other health information available also; free T-shirt for each donor; Walmart, 2164 Iowa Blvd.

Fort Hill Reunion — Noon Saturday; planning meeting; Elks Lodge, Walnut Street. Letitia Street Reunion — 3 p.m. Saturday; planning meeting; 601-218-3869; Pizza Hut, 2931 Clay St. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Susie Calbert, CAP Center, speaker; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Mike Chew and Roy Granger, Mississippi Industries for the Blind, speakers. Republican Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; board meeting; visitors welcome; Courthouse.

CHURCHES Mount Givens M.B. — Choir rehearsal, 6 tonight; 210 Kirkland Road. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry Thrift Store — 9

a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 75 percent off winter clothes, purses and plus sizes; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-638-0794 or 601-831-2056. Faith Christian Center — Heart Health Awareness Seminar, 10 a.m. Saturday; Drs. Charles Gaymens and Douglas Wolfe, University of Mississippi Medical Center, presenters; Bettye Oliver, 601618-8563 or 601-638-1600; 1100 Main St. The House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center — Tilapia and boneless and rib-cut buffalo fish dinners, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; 601-906-8121, 601421-6794 or 601-906-1129; 1500 Washington St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Break Ball Youth Basketball Program — 4-10 p.m. March 7-10; free for Warren County

youths ages 10-17; registration required; applications at local school offices and the Vicksburg Police Department; youth must be dropped off and picked up by an adult at Vicksburg and Warren Central Jr. High. Vicksburg Theatre Guild “I Remember Mama” — 7:30 tonight-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471. Financial Aid Workshop/ Scholarship Information — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; Public Library; apply for PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov before attending; www.mscollegegoalsunday.org for additional required items; one scholarship will be awarded for attending; 601-432-6853. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Desperados; donations appreciated.

River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; educational and support programs for heart patients and family members; River Region Medical Center. Free Foster Parent Classes — 10 a.m. March 5; Tiffany Ross, 601-572-3732 or tiffany. ross@youthvillages.org. YMCA Spring Break Camp — 7 a.m.-6 p.m. March 7-11; register at Purks Center YMCA, 601-638-1071; K-sixth grade. Free WIN Job Center Workshops — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 8,10, 15 and 17; must preregister, 601-638-1452; 100 Smokey Lane. Alcorn AgDiscovery Summer Camp — June 19-July 1; Lorman campus; brochure and application are available online at www.aphis.usda. gov/agdiscovery; deadline to apply April 15; Dr. Vaughn, 601-877-6541.


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A hawk rides out strong winds above the Mississippi River Bridge Thursday. Wind gusts of up to 23 mph brought severe weather overnight. Tonight’s forecast

calls for a low of 40. The sun and warmer temperatures in the mid-70s are expected Saturday, but a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms are predicted for Sunday.

Lab work on dead dolphins likely to take months NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are trying to figure out what killed 53 bottlenose dolphins — many of them babies — so far this year in the Gulf of Mexico, as five more of their carcasses washed up Thursday in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. It’s likely to be months before they get back lab work showing what caused the spontaneous abortions, premature births, deaths shortly after birth and adult deaths said Blair Mase, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s stranding coordinator for the Gulf Coast. “It’s not like CSI where the very next day they have the results in. It doesn’t work that way, unfortunately,� she said. Calves and fetuses made up at least 85 percent of the deaths in Alabama, 60 percent or more of those in Mississippi

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Veterinary technician Wendy Hatchett holds a jar containing organ samples from dead dolphins found along the Gulf Coast in Gulfport. and Florida and 20 percent in Louisiana, according to NOAA figures. The Mississippi and Alabama deaths are in areas where bottlenose dolphins go to calve, said Moby Solangi,

director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport. Solangi said he’d never seen anything like the calf deaths, or found word of anything like it in 30 years of records from

Ex-La. lawmaker’s corruption case ends in mistrial NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors said they will retry former Louisiana state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt, whose racketeering conspiracy trial ended Thursday with a deadlocked jury. Gill Pratt was charged with conspiring with relatives of former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in government grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs in New Orleans. U.S. District Judge Ivan Lemelle on Thursday discharged the jurors after they told him they were unable to reach a unanimous verdict.

Jurors had deliberated for about 30 hours over five days. Defense attorney Mike Fawer said he will fight any Renee move to retry Gill Pratt the former state representative and will seek to have her declared innocent without another trial. Fawer accused the federal government of targeting his client because she was the girlfriend of Jefferson’s brother, Mose Jefferson, a once-powerful political operative who dated Gill Pratt for 20 years.

“This case was about Mose Jefferson, not about Renee Gill Pratt,� Fawer said. Mose Jefferson, imprisoned on another federal case, also is charged in the case but was excused from the trial because he is gravely ill with cancer. William Jefferson, appealing a 2009 bribery conviction in a case that included the discovery of thousands of dollars in his freezer, was not indicted in the Gill Pratt case. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Jan Mann said prosecutors’ cases aren’t politically motivated but based on where evidence leads. “We don’t go after people,� Mann said. “We go down trails.�

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his area — Alabama, Mississippi and east Louisiana. However, Mase said 68 dolphins that washed up in east Texas in March 2007 also included an unusually large number of calves. The bodies were too decomposed to find the cause, she said. Although scientists are investigating whether the deaths are related to last year’s huge BP oil spill, Mase confirmed that toxins from oil or chemicals used to disperse it might be a less likely cause than cold or disease. That’s because only one species of dolphin — and no other kind of animal — is dying, and because the calf deaths appear concentrated in Mississippi and Alabama rather than Gulfwide. The dolphins found Thursday include three off Louisiana and one each off Mississippi and Alabama.

JACKSON — The Mississippi House on Thursday rejected a pay raise plan for judges and prosecutors, but the issue might not be dead. Judiciary A Committee Chairman Ed Blackmon, D-Canton, said he could bring the bill back up for another round of debate. Fifty-nine representatives voted for the bill and 58 voted against it. The bill needed a three-fifths majority, or 71 votes, to pass because it would’ve increased fees to generate revenue. The bill proposed higher fees for filing court documents or certain violations starting this July. A speeding ticket, for example, would increase by $10. The extra money would pay for the raises over a four-year period, beginning in July 2012 — a year after the fees were to begin. The bill passed the Senate earlier, but the House made some changes before rejecting it. Both chambers must pass the same version of a bill before it could go to the governor. Lawmakers said Mississippi has some of the lowestpaid judges in the nation. Several judges, including some

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Supreme Court justices, watched the debate from the House balcony. Opponents said with a tight state budget, this isn’t the time to consider raises for any public employees. “I admire the legal system for their intestinal fortitude to come down here and ask for this at this time,� said Rep. Ted Mayhall, R-Southaven. Supporters of the pay raises said many judges and prosecutors could easily make more money in private practice, and giving pay raises would help keep bright legal minds in public service. “These people are salt-of-the earth people who have dedicated their lives to serve the people of Mississippi,� said Rep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville. Under current law, the Mississippi Supreme Court’s chief justice is paid $115,390, the two presiding justices are paid $113,190 each and the six associate justices are paid $112,530. The bill proposed that by July 1, 2015, the salaries would be $159,000 for the chief justice, $154,833 for presiding justices and $152,250 for associate justices.

Anti-cruelty bill for pets advances to House JACKSON (AP) — A second House committee has advanced a bill intended to curb cruelty to dogs and cats in Mississippi. The bill passed the House Judiciary B Committee Thursday. It cleared the Agriculture Committee last week. It now awaits a vote in the full House. The first offense of cruelty to dogs or cats would remain a misdemeanor, but

the accused offender would undergo testing — at his or her own expense — to screen for mental illness. Conviction for a first offense would carry a $2,500 fine or up to six months in jail. Punishment for an animalcruelty felony conviction would be a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison. The Senate had proposed a $10,000 fine and five years in prison.

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Mrs. Ella Hoerner, wife of Julius Hoerner, dies.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The Board of Aldermen selects the Gordon plan for the city hall building. • Fannie Buchanan, of this city, and Willis Bateman, of Nashville, Ill., are married.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Malone, a billiard expert, wins from Ammons and Farris. • Bishop Heslin is laid to rest in Natchez.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 W.F. Rabb dies in Yazoo City. • Mrs. J. Johnson donates $600 to the Volunteer Southrons in memory of her father. • Mrs. Jeff Gray collects $1,673.89 for the Armenians. • Norval Richardson is charge d’affairs at Lisbon.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Ruby Lee Ford dies. • Doris Greenwald and H.H. Stafford are married.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mrs. R.A. Street will hold the Trinity Church Exchange. • The steamer Golden Greene stops here en route to Cincinnati from New Orleans. There are 175 passengers on board.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Members of the Red Cross fund campaign open this year’s drive at a kickoff meeting with a goal set of $22,401. • L.L. Doyle, sergeant in the Identification Bureau of the Vicksburg Police Department for the past seven years, resigns to become Town Marshal at Port Gibson. • James Fuller dies at his home on Rifle Range Road.

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50 YEARS AGO: 1961

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Mrs. L.J. Rawdon and children are visiting relatives in Meridian. • Dr. and Mrs. Patrick McLain are in New Orleans on business. • Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Grant announce the birth of a son, Clarence Ellis, on Feb. 28. • Frank R. Tucker dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

“The Aristocrats” is showing at the Joy Theatre. • Mrs. Henrietta Schmid dies. • Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Dardeau Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Michelle Marie. • Mr. and Mrs. Louis Switzer are visiting in Hot Springs, Ark.

Obama’s economic plan trims too little Government spending is a lot like those extra pounds you gained over the holidays — it takes a lot longer to subtract them than it did to add them. Take President Barack Obama’s budget proposal. If Congress and current and future administrations have the discipline to stick to the diet Obama has laid out for them, they’ll drop $1.1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade. But it took just two years to add that much deficit spending. Given that the federal budget has gone from fit and trim to morbidly obese over the past decade, the pound-a-month pace of Obama’s weight loss plan won’t deliver the desired results quickly enough to please taxpayers disgusted with their government’s flabbiness. Something more along the order of gastric bypass surgery is called for if the United States is to stabilize its fiscal health. The Republican alternative, which starts with $100 billion in

cuts in the coming budget and moves from there, comes closer. And while Democrats are decrying the GOP target as “Draconian” and impossible to meet, it amounts to just 10 percent of the current budget deficit, and less than 3 percent of total spending. It’s hard to accept that taking 3 percent out of a budget that has grown by more than 30 percent over the past two years is such a herculean task. Doubters should take a look at Michigan, where Gov. Rick Snyder is preparing a plan to erase a deficit that amounts to 25 percent of general fund spending. Obama’s budget, while commendable for containing any amount of spending reductions, falls well short of the recommendations from his own deficit reduction commission, which would cut the deficit by $3.5 trillion over the decade. Getting there would require a good deal of sacrifice, but that’s the only way to make a substantial dent in the deficit.

The commission’s plan has never received the serious airing in Congress that it deserves. That’s because it touches the sacred cows of Social Security and Medicare, and kills some cherished tax credits. And even though Obama formed the commission, he hasn’t championed its ideas. Instead of strict adherence to spending thrift, the president proposes open-ended spending on such luxuries as highspeed rail and continues to push the notion that government can become an effective investor in the private economy. What we’re getting from the Obama administration is one of those weight loss programs that pretend it can shrink your waistline while allowing you to eat whatever you like. In this case, the president assures us we can gorge on Keynesian treats and still someday get back into our Clinton-era jeans.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Mr. and Mrs. William Edward Thigpen announce the birth of a son, Samuel Britton, on Feb. 25. • Jeremy Brock is 2 and Brian Ridger McLawchlin celebrates his third birthday.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Barbara Cotton and Laura Hayes are injured when their vehicles collide on U.S. 61 South. • David Allen Jones Jr. is sworn in by Mayor Robert Walker as the newest Vicksburg Police Department officer. • Iraq turns over 35 more POWs and says they are the last allied prisoners of war held by Baghdad.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 A committee selects designs by Kennith Humphrey and Martha Ferris, two local artists, to recommend for a planned mural at City Front. • Hezekiah Pinkney, longtime Utica resident, dies.

VOICE YOUR OPINION Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Entitlement burdens threaten stability of government’s function WASHINGTON — In readjusting the size and role of government, there is a natural progression of pain. Cuts tend to begin with the poor and vulnerable, who have limited political clout. There is barely a peep of protest. But it quickly becomes obvious that most public benefits don’t go to the poor and vulnerable. They go to people in the broad middle class, who are more prone and prepared to defend their interests. Thus, the Madison showdown. Along the continuum of pain, states are now touching people who vote, organize and protest. The Great Recession has torn large holes in state budgets, only barely patched by federal stimulus spending. Over the last few years, governors have made cuts in welfare programs, services for the elderly and disabled, legal aid and medical benefits for the poor. It has not been nearly enough. “The cost,” said Daniel Disalvo of the City College of New York, “of public-sector pay and benefits (which in many cases far exceed what comparable workers earn in the private sector), combined with hundreds of billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities for retired government workers, are

MICHAEL

GERSON

It is the paradox of the state fiscal crisis. The cost of maintaining government structures is making it impossible to maintain government functions.

weighing down state and city budgets. And staggering as these burdens seem now, they are actually poised to grow exponentially in the years ahead.” It is the paradox of the state fiscal crisis. The cost of maintaining government structures is making it impossible to maintain government functions. To fund commitments made to the providers of services, those services must be cut. So piles of money go to government pensions and benefits instead of roads, educating children or mental health services. This is one of the primary reasons the public resists tax increases. A tax increase used to provide an actual public service might have a shot at support. But a tax increase to prop up a system

that consumes endless resources while cutting services is a harder sell. “The most important changes,” said John Hood of the John Locke Foundation, “will be structural reforms ... that eliminate the perverse incentives that got the states into this mess in the first place.” This is the theory of Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin. His critics, including President Barack Obama, argue: spending cuts may be necessary but let’s not take away the collective bargaining rights of public employees on benefits. Walker’s supporters counter: spending cuts are important but they do not change the system that has turned an upward ratchet on public employee benefits for decades —

helping produce more than $1 trillion in unfunded state liabilities across America. The real problem, in this view, is not merely government spending but massive, unsustainable government obligations. Walker does not have an easy political case to make. There is a natural and appropriate sympathy for teachers and other public servants. But precisely because many public employees provide essential services, they can have disproportionate leverage in collective bargaining. “A strike of public employees,” said President Franklin Roosevelt, “manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of government until their demands are satisfied. Such action looking toward the paralysis of government by those who have sworn to support it is unthinkable and intolerable.” In addition, public employee unions have the unique power to help pick pliant negotiating partners — by using compulsory dues to elect friendly politicians. This influence has been used to protect public employees from the hard realities of the current labor market, which has increased public resentment. In this environment, a closer align-

ment of public and private benefits is reasonable. The outcome of the Wisconsin struggle will be a signal to other states. But events in Madison are also a preview of the federal debt debate. On the continuum of pain, Obama has targeted home heating oil subsidies for the poor and Teach for America. House Republicans’ reductions have been broader but included foreign aid and lowincome housing. Few protesters have emerged to scream and chant. But these cuts are distractions from the problem of unsustainable entitlement obligations to the middle class and the wealthy, which threaten to eventually consume the other functions of the federal government. Structural change is required — reforming benefits to reduce costs while focusing benefits on those in the greatest need. If this happens, as it must, the protests may move from Madison to the Washington Mall. •

Michael Gerson’s e-mail address is michaelgerson@washpost.com.


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Psst. No shutdown during a ‘government shutdown’ WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security checks would still go out. Troops would remain at their posts. Furloughed federal workers probably would get paid, later. And virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, and the Border Patrol, would remain open. That’s the little-known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn’t shut down. And it won’t on March 5, even if the lawmakers on Capitol Hill can’t resolve enough differences to pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government while they hash out legislation to cover the last seven months of the budget year. Fewer than half of the 2.1 million federal workers subject to a shutdown would be forced off the job if the Obama administration followed the path taken by presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. And that’s not counting 600,000 Postal Service employees or 1.6 million

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Social Security checks wait to be mailed from a U.S. Treasury facility in Philadelphia. uniformed military personnel exempt from a shutdown. So we’re talking fewer than one in four federal workers staying at home. Many federal workers get paid March 4, so it would take a two-week shutdown for them to see a delay in their paychecks. Vicksburg is home to a major federal employer, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has about 3,600 workers at its three entities in the city — the Mississippi River Commission, the Vicksburg District and the Engineer Research and Devel-

opment Center. In the event of a shutdown, work would go on, said Kavanaugh Breazeale a member of the Corps’ public affairs staff who works at the Vickburg District. “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a vital part of the infrastructure of the nation,� Breazeale said, “and it would remain business as usual.� The rules for who works and who doesn’t date to the early 1980s and haven’t been modified much since. The air traffic control system,

food inspection, Medicare, veterans’ health care and many other essential government programs would run as usual. The Social Security Administration would not only send out benefits but would continue to take applications. The Postal Service, which is self-funded, would keep delivering the mail. Federal courts would remain open.The cherry blossoms in Washington would bloom as usual, and visitors to the city would be able to park and see them in all their glory. But they wouldn’t be able to take the elevator up the Washington Monument, visit museums along the National Mall or take a White House tour. National parks would be closed to visitors. The Capitol would remain open, however. Congress is deemed essential. From a practical perspective, shutdowns usually aren’t that big a deal. They happened every year when Jimmy Carter was president, averaging 11 days each. During President Reagan’s two terms, there were

Discovery blasts off to chase space station, survey CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Space shuttle Discovery was chasing the International Space Station, a day after lifting off for its final mission. The six astronauts will spend today surveying their ship for signs of launch damage. Several pieces of foam insulation broke off Discovery’s fuel tank. But NASA said it happened late enough in Thursday’s launch to pose no safety concern. Discovery — NASA’s most traveled spaceship — is to reach the orbiting lab Saturday. The shuttle is carrying supplies and the first humanoid robot to fly in space. After its 11-day mission, Discovery will be retired and sent to a museum.

Maryland Senate OKs gay marriage rights ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Same-sex couples in Maryland would have the same full-marriage rights as heterosexuals under a bill that cleared the Senate Thursday. If the House of Delegates approves it and the governor signs it, Maryland would be the sixth U.S. state to approve gay marriage.

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Discovery takes off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday. Opponents, including Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, D-Calvert, promised that if it does become law that a referendum would be on the 2012 ballot so voters have the final decision.

Target trial date set for Tucson suspect PHOENIX — A federal judge said trial for the man charged with shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18

others in Tucson last month should begin by Sept. 20. Judge Larry Burns on Thursday said he is basing that date on federal prosecutors’ statements. The U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona has said they will issue a final indictment against Jared Loughner, 22, by March 9. Loughner is charged with trying to assassinate Giffords and attempting to kill two of her aides on Jan. 8. A new indictment is expected to also charge him with the murders of U.S. District Judge John Roll and Giffords aide Gabe Zimmerman. Loughner has pleaded not guilty. State charges are also likely. Four others died and 10 others were shot outside a grocery store.

Man charged in deaths in post office shooting MEMPHIS — A Tennessee prison guard has been charged with shooting and killing two post office workers during a robbery last year with his teenage son,

said a federal grand jury indictment Thursday. Chastain Montgomery Sr. was indicted on two counts of killing a government employee on Oct. 18. The indictment said Montgomery, 47, killed Judy Spray and Paula Robinson during a robbery he committed with his son.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats signaled Thursday they will call for spending cuts as part of legislation to keep the government in operation through the end of the fiscal year, accepting a bedrock Republican demand for immediate reductions and easing the threat of a March 4 shutdown of federal programs and services. No decisions have been made on what size cuts to include in legislation expected on the Senate floor next week, these officials said, adding that $8.5 billion in funding for previously approved congressionally-approved earmark projects is on the chopping block. In addition, aides are reviewing $24.7 billion worth of proposals President Barack Obama recently made to reduce or eliminate programs beginning in 2012, to see whether any should be accelerated

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Continued from Page A1. less days. They need to go more days. I appreciate the cooperation of the chairman and the superintendent in giving me this assurance.� Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said she had not seen the final, signed version of the bill but that the district already had been planning for students to make up work missed when three days were canceled due to snow and ice in January and February. The plan calls for longer school days, temporarily. “We want to extend the day over a period of time before testing begins,� Swinford said Thursday afternoon. “That would be more benefi-

six shutdowns, typically of just one or two days apiece. Deals got cut. Everybody moved on. In 1995-96, however, shutdowns morphed into political warfare, to the dismay of Republicans who thought they could use them to drag President Bill Clinton to the negotiating table on a balanced budget plan. Republicans took a big political hit, but a compendium of the other hardships experienced reads like a roster of relatively minor inconveniences for most Americans: closed parks, delays in processing passport applications, 2,400 workers cleaning up toxic waste sites being sent home, and a short delay in processing veterans’ claims. To be sure, furloughs can be a major hardship for federal workers. Even those in essential jobs — and required to work — could see their paychecks delayed. Lawmakers, however, typically provide back pay.

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cial to us than adding days at the end of May.â€? Swinford said a formal plan would be submitted to the Mississippi Board of Education. Swinford would not say how many minutes would be added to the school day but that it would be a significant amount, not just a few. The adjusted schedule would begin as soon as possible so the necessary material can be covered before mandatory state tests begin early in May. “We will, of course, continue transportation and make sure the kids get home safely,â€? Swinford said. Currently, the school schedules are: • Junior high — classes begin

at 7:32; last bell rings at 2:20. • High school — classes begin at 7:40; last bell rings at 2:40. • Elementary — classes begin at 8:20; buses leave campus at 3:15. The new law allows the state education board to let local school districts cut their

school year, normally mandated at 180 days, by up to 10 days if they show how the work missed will be made up. Because of snowfalls and freezes this year, many districts across the state have had to cancel school multiple days this year.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..........36.43 American Fin. (AFG)..............33.80 Ameristar (ASCA)....................16.54 Auto Zone (AZO)................. 253.25 Bally Technologies (BYI).......37.80 BancorpSouth (BXS)..............15.31 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..........13.65 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)............49.33 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...........37.85 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......47.48 Cooper Industries (CBE)......62.65 CBL and Associates (CBL)...........17.44 CSX Corp. (CSX).......................71.89 East Group Prprties (EGP)........43.45 El Paso Corp. (EP)...................17.78 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...............70.81

Fastenal (FAST)........................60.85 Family Dollar (FDO)...............50.04 Fred’s (FRED).............................13.74 Int’l Paper (IP)..........................27.54 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......13.15 J.C. Penney (JCP)....................36.55 Kroger Stores (KR)..................22.97 Kan. City So. (KSU).................52.64 Legg Mason (LM)................. 35.51 Parkway Properties (PKY).........15.73 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)..................63.03 Regions Financial (RF)............ 7.41 Rowan (RDC)............................ 39.83 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 12.31 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 82.40 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)........28.37 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 41.30 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 23.22 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 44.70 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 18.29 Viacom (VIA)............................. 50.09 Walgreens (WAG)................... 41.32 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 52.09

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JACKSON — One of Mississippi’s most successful private companies pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to violate immigration laws related to the nation’s largest workplace

raid on illegal immigrants, federal authorities said. Immigration agents detained more than 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries’ electrical transformer plant in Laurel during a massive raid on Aug. 25, 2008. Most of them were deported, though a few

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were convicted on identity theft charges for using fraudulent documents and providing fake papers to other workers. The company had repeatedly denied knowing that illegal immigrants worked at the plant, but pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of

Wisconsin standoff

Assembly Republicans pass bill taking away union rights MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans in the Wisconsin Assembly took the first significant action on their plan to strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers, abruptly passing the measure early this morning before sleep-deprived Democrats realized what was happening. The vote ended three straight days of punishing debate in the Assembly. But the political standoff over the bill — and the monumental protests at the state Capitol against it — appear far from over. The Assembly’s vote sent the bill on to the Senate, but minority Democrats in that house have fled to Illinois to prevent a vote. No one knows when they will return from hiding. Republicans who control the chamber sent state troopers out looking for them at their homes on Thursday, but they turned up nothing. The plan from Republican

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State Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, gestures at Assembly Republicans as they walk out of the chamber after cutting off debate and voting on the budget repair bill this morning at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. Gov. Scott Walker contains a number of provisions he says are designed to fill the state’s $137 million deficit and lay the groundwork for fixing a projected $3.6 billion shortfall in the upcoming 2011-13 budget.

The flashpoint is language that would require public workers to contribute more to their pensions and health insurance and strip them of their right to collectively bargain benefits and work conditions.

Indiana House adjourns amid stalemate by both parties INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Democrats still in Illinois and neither party showing signs of compromise Thursday, the Republican leader of the Indiana House shut down the chamber and said it would remain closed until at least

Monday. The House Democrats’ leader said he wasn’t sure whether they would return then. The two parties remain in a stand-off over the Republican agenda, which Democrats say is an attack on the

Sanderson Farms reports $33.6M loss LAUREL, Miss. — Poultry producer Sanderson Farms Inc. took a fiscal first-quarter loss Thursday, blaming lower chicken prices, slow demand from restaurants and higher feed prices. For the three months ending Jan. 31, Sanderson Farms lost $33.6 million, or $1.52 per share, compared with a year-ago profit in the first quarter of $15.8 million, or 75 cents per share. Revenue rose slightly to $427.7 million from $420.1 million. However, costs jumped to $436.6 million from $378 million. During the latest quarter, the company also took a $22.3 million charge to reduce the value of its live poultry inventory. Sanderson Farms chief executive Joe F. Sanderson said he believed that 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS would be a challenging year because of escalating grain prices, especially for corn, that are at near-record levels.

Fannie Mae posts $2.1 billion loss WASHINGTON — Government-controlled mortgage buyer Fannie Mae has posted a narrower loss of $2.1 billion for the October-December quarter of last year, and asked for an additional $2.6 billion in federal aid. The new request is slightly more than the $2.5 billion it sought in the July-September quarter. The mortgage buyer also reported a $21.7 billion loss for all of 2010.

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middle class. Republicans have refused to drop any of their bills, and Democrats say they won’t come back until the GOP agrees to sit down and talk about agenda items.

conspiracy. The company agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine, which is larger than normal for such a conviction, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release. The company said in a statement that it was pleased to resolve the investigation.

Toyota recalls 2.17 million cars in U.S. WASHINGTON (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver’s side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker. The Transportation Department said it had reviewed more than 400,000 pages of Toyota documents to determine whether the scope of the company’s recalls for pedal entrapment was sufficient. Toyota has now recalled more than 14 million vehicles globally to fix gas pedals and other safety problems since 2009. The company has received intense scrutiny from the government since August 2009, when four people were killed in a high-speed crash involving a Lexus near San Diego. U.S. regulators largely cleared the company earlier this month, saying that electronic flaws were not to blame for reports of sudden, unintended acceleration that led to hundreds of complaints.

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and local races and June 1 for seats in the Legislature. So far, four have filed for District 1 — Republicans McDonald, Arnold and businessman Joe Channell, and county permitting inspector Reed Birdsong, an independent. Ben Luckett, an appraiser in the tax assessor’s office, filed as a Democrat this week for the office’s top job. Party primaries are Aug. 2 and the general election is Nov. 8. Arnold said he remembers coming close enough last time to be declared the winner on Jackson television at 10 on primary night, only to lose the race to McDonald when absentee and affidavit ballots were totaled — at about 1:45 a.m. McDonald won 52.7 percent versus two opponents in the general election. “I just want to represent the people,” Arnold said, counting a new jail and road maintenance as some of the top issues. “It’s more than that, though.” Caruthers, the third-generation owner of the boating supply outlet, said it is time for “new blood” in the assessor’s office.

“Ricky (Holland)’s retiring, and with my business experience and my being in the community for a number of years, I just felt like it was time for a change,” Caruthers said. In Warren County, voters will decide winners in eight statewide races and 24 district-level and countywide offices. Voters in November also will decide the fate of three initiatives placed on the ballot by separate petitions — the definition of a person, voter identification and eminent domain. Three of five county supervisors have drawn challengers, as has Sheriff Martin Pace. In the Legislature, state Rep. Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson III, both Republicans, have qualified for re-election. State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, has not filed officially, but is expected to seek a seventh term. In District 2, Democrat William Banks faces a primary challenge for his supervisor seat from city zoning board member Tommie Rawlings, who lost to Banks four years

ago. District 5 Supervisor Richard George has two opponents, J.W. Carroll, a retired electrician, and Ellis Tillotson, a farmer. All three are independents. Through Thursday, District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon and District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale had not drawn any opposition. Pace, an independent, is being challenged by former deputy Bubba Comans, who entered the Democratic primary. Pace is running for a fourth full term. For chancery clerk, City Clerk Walter Osborne is in the Democratic primary while three have filed to be on the Republican ballot — City Accounting Director Doug Whittington, retired health care administrator Donna Farris Hardy and Dawn Cain Barnes, a dental hygienist. Two independents, legal assistant Alecia Ashley and retired forester Gene Thompson, also have filed. Incumbent Dot McGee plans to retire at year’s end after three terms.

starting July 1, a person could be charged $100 per incident for improperly denying someone access to public records. Current law says there’s a $100 fine, but doesn’t specify that it’s for each incident. The Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information and the Mississippi Press Association were among the open-government groups lobbying for the changes, saying they could make officials more accountable for their own actions. City councils, county boards of supervisors, school boards and other public bodies are allowed to close meetings for specific reasons, such as discussing pending lawsuits or personnel decisions. While many government boards follow proper procedures for closing meetings, some have done so improperly. For example, Lauderdale County supervisors went into closed session this past September, saying they were going to discuss personnel matters. They inadvertently left on a camera that was putting the meeting’s video on a county website, and the camera showed them in closed meeting discussing a possible increase in garbage fees. The video was removed after some citizens

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saw it. The Meridian Star newspaper filed a state Ethics Commission complaint against the supervisors. In January, the commission ruled that supervisors had violated the open meetings law. The commission set a $100 fine, which critics said was too low. MPA president Wyatt Emmerich, who’s president of Emmerich Newspapers and publisher of The Northside Sun, praised legislators for approving the change. “Citizens and reporters alike have watched this law abused with virtually no repercussions to the violators,” Emmerich said. “Now, officials will think twice before arbitrarily going into executive session and booting out the public.” The bill met little resistance in the Legislature this year. Similar bills died in the past couple of years after some lawmakers said it would be a financial burden for relatively low-paid elected officials who might have to pay fines for open meetings violations. MPA board member Jim Prince, president of Prince Newspapers, said the revised law should make government more transparent. “This is a victory for the people,” Prince said.

deaths Edith Alexander Edith Alexander died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. She was 89. Mrs. Alexander was born in Barren County, Ky., where she lived for most of her life. She was a member of Merry Oaks United Methodist Church in Merry Oaks, Ky., where she taught Sunday school. In 2007, she moved to Vicksburg, where she attended First Church of the Nazarene. She was a member of Hydro Homemakers Club and Glasgow Quilting Club. She was a retired baby sitter and a companion for the elderly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Alton Alexander; three sons, Phillip Leslie Alexander, John Alvin Alexander and Joseph Mark Alexander; a brother, Bill Herron; and two sisters, Josie Cutliff and Norene Keith. Survivors include two sons, Alton Michel Alexander of Vicksburg and Victor Gene Alexander of Inwood, Va.; a daughter, Mary Sue Hullum of Vicksburg; one brother, the Rev. Alvin Herron of Park City, Ky.; two sisters, Virginia McCoy of Nashville, Tenn., and Mable Archey of Rockwood, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Patton Funeral Home in Park City with the Rev. David Stearns officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Park City. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday from 11 a.m. until the service. Pallbearers will be Richard Keith, David Keith, Kevin Alexander, Ron Alexander, Steven Alexander and Mark McDonald.

Dorothy Ann Briscoe CHICAGO — Dorothy Ann Briscoe died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago. She was 53. Visitation is at noon Saturday at Walker Funeral Home in Rolling Fork. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Rolling Fork.

Melvin Cage Melvin “James Brown” Cage died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at his home. He was 56. Mr. Cage was a former employee of Saxton’s Car Repair and the Mat Sinking Unit. He was of the Baptist Faith. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Mary Evans Cage; five brothers, Arthur Lee Cage, Gene Cage, Randy Cage, Richard Cage and James Cage; and a sister, Betty Cage. He is survived by his wife,

Heavy Cage of Vicksburg; two brothers, Willie Cage of Redwood and L.C. Cage of Marianna, Fla.; two sisters, Gloria Williams of Redwood and Willa Smith of Pontiac, Mich.; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Billy Wayne Cogan Billy Wayne Cogan died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 82. A lifelong resident of Vicksburg, Mr. Cogan retired from the Warren County Highway Department after 30 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Louise Bliss Cogan; a brother, Bob Cogan; a sister, Jean Hambright; and two grandsons, Kyle Barnett and Eric Allison. He is survived by his wife, Deloise Cogan of Vicksburg; one son, Tommy King of Vicksburg; two daughters, Louise Allison of Idaho and LouAnna Barnett of Vicksburg; two sisters, Faye Huskey of Utica and Mary Lois Murray of Vicksburg; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Hazel rig officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until the service. Pallbearers will be Roger Hayes, Bobby Morgan, Jamie King, Edgar Richardson, Eric Pettway and Christopher Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. George Abraham and the staff of Camellia Home Health Service.

Leo Colenburg Services for Leo Colenburg will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shiloh M.B. Church with the Rev. Willie J. Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery under the direction of W.H. JefferLeo son Funeral Colenburg Home. Visitation will be at the church Saturday from noon until the service. Mr. Colenburg died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at his home. He was 79. He was retired from the Waterways Experiment Station, where he was employed in environmental services. He was a licensed carpenter and former owner/operator of the Slipper’s Inn in Vicks-

burg. Mr. Colenburg was born in Jefferson County and was a member of Shiloh M. B. Church. He was also a veteran of the Korean War.

Carla Kinnard Fleming Carla Kinnard Fleming was born in Jackson on July 18, 1966, to Ouida Kinnard and the late Dr. Arthur H. Kinnard Jr. She died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at St. DominicJackson Memorial Hospital. At an early age she professed her faith in Jesus Christ and was baptized at Pearl Street A.M.E. Church. Her early education was obtained at Utica Nursery School, Mixon Elementary in Utica and Lee Elementary in Manhattan, Kan. She graduated from LeFlore County High School with honors in 1984. She furthered her education at Jackson State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 1987. Prior to her graduation, she worked with the Internal Revenue Service and then went on to intern with IBM in Charlotte, N.C. Upon graduation, she married Ricky Fleming on Dec. 27, 1987, and resided in Orlando, Fla. She moved back to Mississippi in 1993 and eventually moved to Vicksburg, where she joined King Solomon M.B. Church and became a faithful member until her illness. She leaves to cherish her memories her loving mother, Ouida Kinnard; her three brothers, Arthur H. Kinnard III (Gwen) of Jackson, Kevin Kinnard (Marla) of Atlanta and Carl Kinnard (Cathy) of Jackson; her aunts and uncles, Katie White, Brent-

wood, Tenn., Richmond Kinnard (Ruby), Franklin, Tenn., Matthew Kinnard (Regina), Silver Spring, Md., Martha Forston, Silver Spring, Sophia Beamon, Nashville, Tenn., Anna Lois Broome, Nashville, Houston Kinnard (Cynthia), Nashville; 11 nieces and nephews, Jarrett, Armone, Candice, Arianna, LeMar, Micheal, Justus, Kevin, Elijah, Julian and Kessedi; and a host of relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at King Solomon M.B. Church of Vicksburg. Interment will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Jackson.

Nadean Lajean McGowan ANGUILLA — Nadean Lajean McGowan died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Survivors include three daughters, Gloria Stokes of Jackson, Willetta Carter of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Paula Thomas of Anguilla; four brothers, Willie Sisney of Paducah, Ky., Elisha Sisney of Clinton, Russell Sisney of Greenville and Stanley Sisney of Jackson; two sisters, Nonie Davis and Mary Sisney, both of Anguilla; seven grandchildren; and 10 greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Christian Light M.B. Church under the direction of Mitchell L. Walker Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Anguilla Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 until 8 at Mount

Gidion Methodist Church in Anguilla and Saturday from noon until the service at Christian Light M.B. Church.

Nancy J. Neal PORT GIBSON — Evangelist Nancy J. Neal died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at her home. She was 66. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bennie and Rutha Nettle-Neal; four brothers, Alvin Neal, Robert Neal, Bennie Neal Jr. and Johnnie Neal. Survivors include her sister, Rutha M. Brown of Chicago; a brother, Edward Neal Sr. of Hermanville; other relatives and friends, including Edward Neal of Hermanville and Rosie Neal of Jackson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountro Grove M.B. Church in Hermanville with the Rev. Ray Coleman officiating. Burial will follow St. Phillip Cemetery. Visitation is today from 1 until 6 at Thompson Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service at the church.

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

LOCAL FORECAST saturday-sunday Sunny and clear; highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the 40s saturday-sunday Sunny and clear; highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 79º Low/past 24 hours............... 56º Average temperature......... 68º Normal this date................... 52º Record low..............22º in 1965 Record high............84º in 1918 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.79 inch This month..............2.13 inches Total/year.............. 10.34 inches Normal/month......4.21 inches Normal/year...........9.68 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active.............................N/A A.M. Most active................. 6:07 P.M. Active...........................12:21 P.M. Most active.................. 6:34 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:57 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:57 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:34

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 13.3 | Change: +1.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 10.2 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 6.6 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 8.1 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: NA | Change: NA Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.9 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.8 River....................................60.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 36.3 Sunday.................................... 38.1 Monday.................................. 40.1 Memphis Saturday................................. 16.7 Sunday.................................... 17.8 Monday.................................. 19.3 Greenville Saturday................................. 24.6 Sunday.................................... 26.4 Monday.................................. 27.4 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 15.2 Sunday.................................... 17.4 Monday.................................. 18.9


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Lawyers: Saudi had set ‘time for jihad’ LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Moved by 9/11 and speeches by Osama bin Laden, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari for years had secretly planned to launch a terrorist attack in the United States prosecutors allege. In his journal, the college student from Saudi Arabia who studied chemical engineering in Texas described a plan to travel to New York City, place bombs in several rental cars for remote detonation and leave the vehicles in different places during rush hour, according to court documents released Thursday. “After mastering the English language, learning how to build explosives and continuous planning to target the infidel Khalid Ali-M Americans, Aldawsari it is time for jihad,” or holy war, Aldawsari wrote in the journal, according to the documents filed by prosecutors. Aldawsari was expected to appear in federal court today, two days after his arrest on a charge of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction. The 20-year-old bought explosive chemicals online as part of a plan to hide bomb materials inside dolls and baby carriages to blow up dams, nuclear plants or the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush, the Justice Department said Thursday. “As we lay out in this affidavit, there were a range of targets being contemplated,” Robert Casey, the FBI special agent in charge of the case, said. “I can’t speak to his state of mind or the priority in his mind of any of the range of targets we think we discovered.” Aldawsari, who was legally in the U.S. on a student visa, studied chemical engineering at Texas Tech University until January before transferring to a nearby college to study business. The White House said President Barack Obama was notified about the alleged plot before Aldawsari’s arrest. It was not immediately clear whether Aldawsari had hired a lawyer. Telephone numbers that Aldawsari had provided to others were not working Thursday. No one answered the buzzer or a knock on the door at the address listed as Aldawsari’s apartment near the Texas Tech campus. A federal public defender in Lubbock, David Sloan, said he would be at today’s court appearance in case U.S. Magistrate Nancy Koenig needed to appoint him to represent Aldawsari. The case outlined in court documents was significant because it suggests that radicalized foreigners can live quietly in the U.S. without raising suspicions from neighbors, classmates, teachers or others.

Syria rejects nuke probe VIENNA (AP) — Syria today formally rejected a request from the head of the U.N. atomic agency for access to a suspected nuclear site, diplomats said. Senior Syrian officials told the agency in a letter this month that Damascus would allow no new inspections, the diplomats said. Israeli warplanes destroyed what the United States has said was a secretly built nuclear reactor in 2007. Syria allowed International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors to visit the site once, but refused other requests. IAEA chief Yukiya Amano had asked Syria’s foreign minister in November to allow a new visit. The agency is attempting to probe Syria and Iran. It was to release reports on both nations today.

Friday, February 25, 2011

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Protests

Iraqis follow through with ‘Day of Rage’; 6 killed BAGHDAD — Thousands marched on government buildings and clashed with security forces in cities across Iraq today in the largest and most violent antigovernment protests here since political unrest began spreading in the Arab world several weeks ago. In two northern Iraqi cities, security forces trying to push back crowds opened fire, killing six demonstrators. In the capital of Baghdad, demonstrators knocked down blast walls, threw rocks and scuffled with club-wielding troops. The protests, billed as a “Day of Rage, were fueled by anger over corruption, unemployment and shoddy public services. “We want a good life like human beings, not like animals,” said Khalil Ibrahim, 44, one of about 3,000 protesters in Baghdad. The center of Baghdad was virtually locked down today, with soldiers searching protesters entering Liberation Square and closing off the plaza and side streets with razor wire. The heavy security presence reflected the concern of Iraqi officials that demonstrations here could gain traction, then spiral out of control.

taker Cabinet until elections can be held. Demonstrators said today they are worried the army is not moving quickly enough on reforms, including repealing emergency laws, releasing political prisoners and removing members of Mubarak’s regime from power. Thousands chanted today that they won’t leave until they see Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, one of the Mubarak-era holdovers, removed from office. Some waved flags of Libya to show support for the uprising in the North African country next to Egypt. The associated press

Anti-government protesters shout in the streets of Baghdad, Iraq, today.

Ferry with Americans flees chaos in Libya ANKARA, Turkey — Rough seas stranded thousands of Chinese workers hoping to be evacuated today from the chaos in Libya, but the ordeal of hundreds of Americans and other foreigners stuck on a ferry for three days appeared to be over as their ship finally left a Libyan port. The Maria Dolores, carrying 167 U.S. citizens and 118 other foreigners, left Tripoli’s As-shahab port today on the eight-hour trip for Val-

etta, Malta. Its passengers have been aboard the catamaran since Wednesday but high seas prevented it from leaving. Tens of thousands of foreigners are trying to flee Libya, with Turks and Chinese climbing aboard ships by the thousands. Europeans are mostly boarding evacuation flights while North Africans race to border crossings in overcrowded vans. A U.S. government chartered aircraft is expected to depart from the Mitiga Air Field near downtown Tripoli for Istanbul later in the day.

Egyptians keep up pressure for change CAIRO — Tens of thousands rallied in Cairo’s Tahrir Square today, trying to keep up pressure on Egypt’s military rulers to carry out reforms and calling for the dismissal of holdovers from the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The downtown square had been the center of an 18-day uprising that brought down Mubarak on Feb. 11. The Egyptian military took over from Mubarak, but assigned government affairs to a care-

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SPORTS Friday, Februar y 25, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B7 | CLASSIFIEDS B8

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

prep baseball

PCA cruises by Calvary in opener

Zumbro takes reins at VHS

Gators return eight starters, eye long playoff run and division title By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

Cooled off Bulls top Heat in NBA showdown NBA roundup/B3

Schedule PREP BASKETBALL VHS vs. Pascagoula Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. at Mississippi Coliseum

PREP BASEBALL

VHS hosts Hazlehurst Today, 6 p.m. WC hosts Terry Today, 6:30 p.m. St. Al at Kosicusko Saturday, 5:30 p.m.

On TV 7 p.m. ESPN - The NBA’s leading scorer, Kevin Durant, leads the Oklahoma City Thunder into Orlando to face Dwight Howard and the Magic.

Who’s hot MATTHEW WARREN

Porters Chapel pitcher allowed two hits and struck out eight in four innings Thursday, helping the Eagles beat Calvary Christian 15-0.

sidelines MSU guard Steele lost for the season

STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State guard Jalen Steele will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee in the Bulldogs’ 84-82 loss to LSU on Wednesday. Steele, a 6-foot-3 freshman guard, tore his anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus afJalen Steele ter landing awkwardly while trying to finish a layup. He will have surgery in about two weeks, according to the school. The recovery time is expected to be five to six months. Steele recently moved into the starting lineup, taking over for Ravern Johnson. He was averaging 5.7 points and 1.5 rebounds through 27 games, starting six. Mississippi State (14-13, 6-7 Southeastern Conference) travels to face Tennessee (17-11, 7-6) on Saturday.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 0-9-0 La. Pick 4: 9-2-0-3 Weekly results: B2

From staff reports

So far, Cody Zumbro likes what he sees from his new team, and the feeling is mutual. Zumbro, Vicksburg High’s firstyear coach, will lead the Gators onto the field for the first time tonight in the season-opener against Hazlehurst. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. For Zumbro, who was hired to replace longtime coach Jamie Creel last summer, it’ll be the first look at his new squad in live action. Through a few weeks of practice, scrimmages and a jamboree at Clinton last week, Zumbro said the team is coming together nicely. “We competed well,” Zumbro said. “The kids hit the ball well. We still need to get better defensively, but some of that is because we are still missing two players from basketball.” Zumbro is fortunate to have an experienced team, with eight returning starters. Senior catcher Taylor Brocato, who batted .359 with 25 RBIs last year, is one of them and likes the enthusiasm Zumbro brings. “He’s a younger coach and knows what it means to get down and dirty,” Brocato said. Brocato, who has signed with Meridian Community College, added that the Gators will be a force to be reckoned with. “It’s basically the same team as last year, with just one starting pitcher down,” Brocato said. “We’ll have the same defense, once we get Cam (Cooksey) back from basketball.” The Gators will have to work See VHS, Page B4.

The last time Porters Chapel and Calvary Christian met, it was in a hard-fought playoff series. PCA showed Thursday it was well-equipped to get back there. Calvary did not. Montana McDaniel went 3-for-3 with a double and five RBIs, and Kawayne Gaston hit a long three-run home run as the Eagles opened the season with a 15-0 rout of Calvary. PCA scored 14 runs in the first two innings and totaled 14 hits. The game was called after four innings because of the mercy rule. “We hit the ball really well. Even the outs we made were hit hard,” PCA coach Jerry Montana Bourne said. McDaniel “I was glad to see that we didn’t come out timid.” Jeff Hearn and Jarad Tompkins added two hits apiece for PCA, and pitcher Matt Warren faced the minimum. He allowed two hits, but both runners were thrown out on steal attempts. Warren finished with eight strikeouts. The teams were scheduled to play the season-opener Tuesday in Vicksburg, but it was postponed because of PCA’s long stay in the MAIS Class A basketball tournament. The game will be made up on April 7.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg High’s Taylor Hollowell takes some cuts in the batting cage during practice Thursday afternoon.

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Rain can’t save Rebs from Tennessee rout By David Brandt The Associated Press OXFORD — During Pat Summitt’s Hall of Fame coaching career, Tennessee has won 1,064 games in just about every way possible. Now the Lady Vols can add an indoor rain delay to the list. No. 4 Tennessee was awarded a 66-39 victory at Ole Miss when strong storms sent water spilling onto the floor with 5:24 left in Thursday night’s game. “When you have a wet floor, we’re not going to play on it,” Summitt said. “We’ve got to protect our student-athletes.” Players were running downcourt on a fast break when Ole Miss guard Kenyotta Jenkins crashed to the floor in the middle of the water and play was halted. The delay lasted about 20 minutes before the game was canceled. Brian Russell, an assistant director of event operations at Ole Miss, said high winds during the storms caused rain to fly sideways through air vents in the roof. Russell said the game officials called to get approval from the Southeastern Conference before calling the game. Summitt and Ole Miss coach Renee Ladner met at midcourt, and both agreed the game should be canceled.

On B3 Lady Bulldogs upset Alabama, USM falls to UTEP “I’m just glad nobody got hurt,” Summitt said. “Now I hope we can get home.” A big trash can and several towels were placed on the court to try and soak up the damage, but the rain continued to leak onto the court. Severe weather was widespread through Mississippi on Thursday night, with several thunderstorms and tornado warnings. Players and fans spent the delay dancing to songs blaring over the sound system, and it quickly became apparent that the dripping water wasn’t going to stop soon. “I would probably have ordered it a little sooner if I had thought it would have helped us out a little,” Ole Miss coach Renee Ladner said. “It’s strange. It’s bizarre. But things happen.” Even before the rain delay, there wasn’t much doubt about the outcome. The Lady Vols (27-2, 15-0) jumped to a 31-7 lead in the first 12 minutes and need one more victory to complete an undefeated conference season for the first time since 2007 and the ninth time overall in the history of the vaunted program. Glory Johnson led the Lady

bruce newman•The associated press

Maintenance worker Terry Blackburn picks up wet towels from the floor of Tad Smith Coliseum in Oxford on Thursday. Rain falling from a leaking roof forced officials to call an early end to the women’s basketball game between Ole Miss and Tennessee with 5:24 to play. Tennessee won, 66-39. Vols with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Vicki Baugh scored 12 points and Alicia Manning added 11. One of Johnson’s few bad moments came when she missed a dunk attempt in the second half. Johnson had the height, but the ball

slipped out of her hand as she arrived at the rim. Manning grabbed the offensive rebound and scored. “I just lost it,” Johnson said laughing. “I thought I was going to have it. But my teammates had my back with the putback.”

Tennessee outrebounded Ole Miss 43-15 and shot 52.1 percent (25 of 48) from the field. Ole Miss (10-17, 3-12) pulled to 49-35 with 15:05 remaining in the second half, but Tennessee responded with an 8-0 run.


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Friday, February 25, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 3 p.m. Speed - Nationwide Series, final practice for Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 4 p.m. Speed - Truck Series, pole qualifying for Lucas Oil 150 5 p.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, final practice for Subway Fresh Fit 500 7 p.m. Speed - Truck Series, Lucas Oil 150 BOWLING 5 p.m. ESPN2 - PBA, U.S. Open BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Featherweights, Juan Carlos Burgos (25-1-0) vs. Frankie Archuleta (27-7-1), GOLF 5:30 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Mayakoba Classic (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Siena at Fairfield NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma City at Orlando 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Denver at Portland

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MLB Cards’ ace Wainwright to have elbow surgery JUPITER, Fla. — St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and miss the entire season. Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak confirmed the news Thursday from spring training camp. He said he learned the severity of the injury Wednesday night after the 29-year-old pitcher sought a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles. A surgery date is not set. Wainwright, who won 20 games last year and was runner-up for the NL Cy Young Award, felt arm stiffness after Monday’s throwing session. He had experienced soreness toward the end of last season and didn’t pitch in September.

College football Alcorn hires Eugene as quarterbacks coach LORMAN — Alcorn State head football coach Melvin Spears has hired Bruce Eugene as quarterbacks coach and Louis Green as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. Eugene was a three-time finalist at Grambling for the Walter Payton Award given to the top player in the FCS, completed his college career with 13,530 passing yards, 140 passing TDs and four SWAC titles. Spears will be looking for a new offensive coordinator, as the school announced on Friday that Vyron Brown will take the same position at Grambling.

LSU seeking raises for assistant coaches BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU athletic officials said they’ll seek approval of a $700,000 per year contract for new offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe and raises for other assistants. The contract proposals will go before LSU’s Board of Supervisors on March 4. Kragthorpe’s threeyear contract would give him the same pay as defensive coordinator John Chavis. The athletic department also proposes raises for defensive line coach Brick Haley from $340,000 to $380,000; for offensive line coach Greg Studrawa from $230,000 to $275,000; and for tight ends coach Steve Ensminger from $170,000 to $190,000

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Feb. 25 1940 — The first telecast of an American hockey game is transmitted over station W2XBS in New York. The viewing audience watches the New York Rangers battle the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. 1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points, but New York’s Richie Guerin scores 50 to lead the Knicks to a 149-135 victory. 1977 — Pete Maravich of the New Orleans Jazz scores 68 points, the most by an NBA guard, in a 124-107 victory over the New York Knicks. Only Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor had scored more points in an NBA game. 1987 — The Southern Methodist football team is suspended for the 1987 season after investigations reveal that players received $61,000 from a booster slush fund.

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Vicksburg Schedule

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

Feb. 25 ............ w-Hazlehurst.............. 6 p.m. Feb. 26 .................w-Terry.................. 3 p.m. March 1.............. Yazoo City............... 7 p.m. March 3..n-Hillcrest-Evergreen (Ala.)... 4 p.m. March 4.......... p-Cullman (Ala.)........... 5 p.m. March 5......... p-Huntsville (Ala.).......... 4 p.m. March 8........ at Madison Central......... 7 p.m. March 11......... Warren Central............ 7 p.m. March 12...........at Yazoo City............. 2 p.m. March 12 . ..... at Yazoo County........... 5 p.m. March 14...... at Madison Central.......6:30 p.m. March 15.............m-Brandon............... 4 p.m. March 15............... m-Terry.................. 8 p.m. March 18...... at Warren Central*......... 7 p.m. March 22...... Greenville-Weston*......... 7 p.m. March 25.... at Greenville-Weston*....... 7 p.m. March 26........ Madison Central........... 1 p.m. March 26........Jefferson County........... 4 p.m. March 29............. at Clinton*................ 7 p.m. April 1.................... Clinton*.................. 7 p.m. April 2...............at Port Gibson..............TBA April 5..............Warren Central*........... 7 p.m. April 8........... Greenville-Weston*......... 7 p.m. April 9.................. at Prentiss.............12:30 p.m. April 9.......... at Lawrence County........ 3 p.m. April 12................ at Clinton*................ 7 p.m. April 15..................Brandon.................. 7 p.m. April 18...................Jim Hill.................. 6 p.m. *Division 4-6A game W-at Warren Central N-at Northwest Rankin P-at Pearl M-at Mississippi College

Vicksburg roster

No. Name Pos. Gr. 1 Bobby Twilley...........................OF...........10 2 Clyde Kendrick.........................OF...........11 3 Taylor Brocato.......................... C............12 4 Jody Hollowell........................... U............12 5 Chris Williams...........................IF............11 6 Justin Pettway..........................OF...........12 7 John Plummer...........................IF.............9 8 Keaton Jones............................IF............12 10 Jonathan Clay.........................IF............12 11 Cody Waddell....................... IF/P..........11 13 Jekori Reed........................... IF/P...........9 14 Michael Rohrer..................... IF/P...........9 16 Austin Hynum........................ 1B...........12 17 Rashard Bell..........................OF...........12 20 Blake Carroll........................... C............10 21 Cameron Cooksey................ IF/P..........11 22 A.J. Stamps...........................OF...........11 24 Darius Kendrick.....................OF...........10 25 Lamar Anthony......................OF...........11 28 Cody Zimmerman................. U/P...........10 29 Jeremy Carroll.......................OF...........10 30 Josh Sterling........................... C.............9 44 Travis Haas............................OF...........12

college baseball Mississippi college schedule

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Kentucky St. at Alcorn St., 1 p.m. Ill.-Springfield at Alcorn St., 4 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 4 p.m. Tougaloo at Spring Hill, 4 p.m. LSU-Alexandria at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at Troy, 6 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Fla. International, 6 p.m. Mary Hardin-Baylor at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Millsaps at Piedmont, TBA Saturday’s Games Mary Hardin-Baylor at Miss. College, Noon (DH) Miss. Valley St. at FIU, Noon (DH) Jackson St. at Texas Southern, 1 p.m. (DH) Tougaloo at Spring Hill, 1 p.m. (DH) LSU-Alexandria at Belhaven, 1 p.m. (DH) Southern Miss at Troy, 1 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Delta St. at Columbus St., TBA (DH) Millsaps at Piedmont, TBA Millsaps vs. Adrian College, TBA, at Demorest, Ga.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Vanderbilt......................5 0 0 0 Florida............................4 1 0 0 South Carolina..............3 0 0 0 Tennessee.....................2 1 0 0 Kentucky........................2 3 0 0 Georgia..........................1 3 0 0

West

All Games Conference W L W L Mississippi St..............5 0 0 0 Ole Miss.......................5 0 0 0 Alabama........................4 0 0 0 LSU................................4 0 0 0 Arkansas........................3 0 0 0 Auburn...........................2 2 0 0 Thursday’s Game Florida 4, Boston College 0 Today’s Games Alabama at SE Louisiana, 1 p.m. S Illinois at South Carolina, 2 p.m. Canisius at Tennessee, 2 p.m. Utah at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Radford at Auburn, 3 p.m. Illinios-Chicago at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 4 p.m. Boston College at Florida, 4 p.m. Baylor at Georgia, 4 p.m. Stanford at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 7:30 PM Holy Cross at LSU, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Alabama at South Alabama, 1 p.m. Utah at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Radford at Auburn, 3 p.m. Boston College at Florida, 4 p.m. Baylor at Georgia, 1 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Kentucky, Noon Holy Cross at LSU, 3 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 7 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Southern Illinois at South Carolina, 2 p.m. Canisius at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Stanford at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA

All Games Conference W L W L Southern Miss.............5 0 0 0 Houston.........................4 0 0 0 UCF...............................4 0 0 0 East Carolina.................3 0 0 0 Memphis........................3 1 0 0 0 Marshall.........................2 1 0 Tulane............................2 2 0 0 Rice...............................2 3 0 0 UAB...............................1 3 0 0 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games East Carolina at Virginia, 2 p.m. Memphis at Kennesaw St., 3 p.m. Xavier at UAB, 3 p.m. Marshall at Lipscomb, 4 p.m. Southern Cal at Rice, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at Troy, 6 p.m. UCF at South Alabama, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 6:30 p.m. George Washington at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at Kennesaw St., Noon East Carolina at Virginia, 1 p.m. George Washington at Tulane, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Troy, 1 p.m. Xavier at UAB, 1 p.m. Marshall at Lipscomb, 2 p.m. Southern Cal at Rice, 2 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana vs. UCF, at Mobile, 4:30 Ole Miss at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

W Boston...........................41 New York.......................29 Philadelphia...................28 New Jersey...................17 Toronto..........................16

L 15 26 29 40 42

Pct GB .732 — .527 11 1/2 .491 13 1/2 .298 24 1/2 .276 26

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................42 Orlando..........................36 Atlanta...........................34 Charlotte........................25 Washington....................15

L 16 22 23 32 41

Pct GB .724 — .621 6 .596 7 1/2 .439 16 1/2 .268 26

Central Division

W Chicago.........................39 Indiana...........................26 Milwaukee......................22 Detroit............................21 Cleveland.......................10

L 17 30 35 38 47

Pct GB .696 — .464 13 .386 17 1/2 .356 19 1/2 .175 29 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

W San Antonio...................47 Dallas.............................41 New Orleans.................34 Memphis........................32 Houston.........................28

L 10 16 25 27 31

Pct .825 .719 .576 .542 .475

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............36 Denver...........................34 Portland.........................32 Utah...............................31 Minnesota......................13

L 20 25 25 27 45

Pct .643 .576 .561 .534 .224

GB — 6 14 16 20 GB — 3 1/2 4 1/2 6 24

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................40 19 .678 — Phoenix..........................28 27 .509 10 Golden State.................26 30 .464 12 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................21 37 .362 18 1/2 Sacramento...................14 41 .255 24 ——— Thursday’s Games Chicago 93, Miami 89 Denver 89, Boston 75 Today’s Games Sacramento at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Utah at Indiana, 6 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Toronto, 6 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Miami, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Denver at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Utah at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Boston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games No. 4 Pittsburgh 71, West Virginia 58 Southern Cal 65, No. 10 Arizona 57 No. 13 Florida 71, Georgia 62 Marquette 74, No. 14 Connecticut 67, OT Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Duke at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m. No. 3 Kansas at Oklahoma, 3 p.m. No. 5 Texas at Colorado, 3 p.m. No. 6 San Diego St. vs. No. 7 BYU, 1 p.m. No. 9 Notre Dame vs. Seton Hall, 6 p.m. No. 10 Arizona at UCLA, 3 p.m. No. 11 Georgetown vs. No. 17 Syracuse, 11 a.m. No. 13 Florida at No. 22 Kentucky, 3 p.m. No. 15 Villanova vs. No. 23 St. John’s, 1 p.m. No. 18 Vanderbilt at LSU, 12:30 p.m. No. 20 Missouri at Kansas St., 11 a.m. No. 21 Texas A&M at Baylor, 8 p.m. No. 24 Temple at George Washington, 1 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Thursday’s Games Delta St. 62, Christian Brothers 54 Loyola (N.O.) 72, William Carey 54 Belhaven 64, Spring Hill 55 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Alabama at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. William Carey at Spring Hill, 4 p.m. Jackson St. at Mississippi Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Southern Miss at Central Florida, 6 p.m. Arkansas-Monticello at Delta St., 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern, 7:30 p.m. Southern-N.O. at Tougaloo, 7:30 p.m.

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

Conference W L PCT Florida................. 11 2 .846 Vanderbilt........... 8 5 .615 Kentucky............. 7 6 .538 Georgia............... 7 6 .538 Tennessee.......... 7 6 .538 South Carolina... 5 8 .385

All Games W L 22 5 20 7 19 8 18 9 17 11 14 12

PCT .815 .741 .704 .667 .607 .538

West

Conference All Games W L PCT W L Alabama............. 11 2 .846 19 8 Arkansas............. 6 7 .462 17 10 Mississippi St... 6 7 .462 14 13 Ole Miss............ 5 8 .385 17 11 LSU..................... 3 10 .231 11 17 Auburn................ 2 11 .154 9 18 Thursday’s Games Florida 71, Georgia 62 Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Arkansas at Auburn, 12:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at LSU, 12:45 p.m. Florida at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Alabama at Ole Miss, 3 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee, 5 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

CONFERENCE USA

Conference W L PCT Southern Miss.. 9 4 .692 Memphis............. 9 4 .692

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PCT .704 .630 .519 .607 .393 .333

All Games W L PCT 21 6 .778 21 7 .750

UAB.................... 9 4 .692 19 UTEP.................. 8 5 .615 20 SMU.................... 8 5 .615 17 Tulsa................... 8 5 .615 15 Marshall.............. 7 6 .538 19 East Carolina...... 6 7 .462 14 UCF.................... 4 9 .308 17 Houston.............. 4 9 .308 12 Rice.................... 4 9 .308 12 Tulane................. 2 11 .154 12 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Memphis at UTEP, 2 p.m. UAB at Houston, 5 p.m. SMU at Marshall, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at UCF, 6 p.m. East Carolina at Rice, 7 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa, 7:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

7 8 10 12 9 13 9 14 15 14

.731 .714 .630 .556 .679 .519 .654 .462 .444 .462

SWAC

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Texas Southern.. 13 1 .929 15 10 .600 Jackson St........ 10 4 .714 14 12 .538 MVSU................. 10 5 .667 11 17 .393 Alabama A&M.... 9 5 .643 12 11 .522 Alabama St......... 8 6 .571 11 16 .407 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 6 9 .400 6 21 .222 Prairie View........ 5 9 .357 8 19 .296 Grambling St...... 5 9 .357 7 19 .269 Southern U......... 3 12 .200 4 23 .148 Alcorn St........... 3 12 .200 3 22 .120 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games Jackson St. at Mississippi Valley St., 4:30 p.m. Prairie View at Alabama St., 5:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Alabama A&M, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Southern U., 7:30 p.m. Grambling St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

Thursday’s Scores

EAST Boston U. 53, Binghamton 51 Fairleigh Dickinson 85, Sacred Heart 74 Long Island U. 94, Bryant 85 Marquette 74, Connecticut 67, OT Pittsburgh 71, West Virginia 58 Quinnipiac 64, Monmouth, N.J. 59 Robert Morris 65, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 57 St. Francis, NY 75, Cent. Connecticut St. 65 St. Francis, Pa. 84, Wagner 78 SOUTH Appalachian St. 85, Coll. of Charleston 70 Belmont 75, Mercer 64 Davidson 83, Elon 75 Florida 71, Georgia 62 Florida Atlantic 77, Troy 60 Florida Gulf Coast 56, Jacksonville 55 Gardner-Webb 71, Radford 63 George Mason 67, Northeastern 61 Lipscomb 82, Kennesaw St. 67 Louisiana-Lafayette 58, Denver 52, OT Murray St. 70, Morehead St. 62 Old Dominion 75, James Madison 59 South Alabama 92, Ark.-Little Rock 79 The Citadel 70, W. Carolina 62 UNC Asheville 76, High Point 62 UNC Greensboro 57, Georgia Southern 56 VMI 80, Presbyterian 74 W. Kentucky 80, Fla. International 73 Winthrop 61, Liberty 56 MIDWEST Kent St. 72, Buffalo 69 Loyola of Chicago 68, Valparaiso 48 Penn St. 66, Northwestern 52 Wis.-Green Bay 71, Youngstown St. 60 Wis.-Milwaukee 87, Cleveland St. 83 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 63, North Texas 47 Oral Roberts 92, IUPUI 74 FAR WEST Boise St. 70, Fresno St. 56 CS Northridge 68, UC Santa Barbara 60 California 81, Oregon 71 Gonzaga 89, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 85, OT Idaho 67, Nevada 59 Long Beach St. 61, Cal Poly 55 Montana 85, Portland St. 84 Montana St. 60, E. Washington 56 N. Arizona 63, Sacramento St. 42 Oregon St. 87, Stanford 80 Pacific 57, UC Riverside 51 Portland 65, San Diego 61 S. Utah 84, IPFW 66 San Francisco 79, Pepperdine 78, OT Santa Clara 94, Loyola Marymount 88, 2OT Southern Cal 65, Arizona 57 UC Irvine 96, UC Davis 87, 2OT UCLA 71, Arizona St. 53

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Thursday’s Games No. 2 Stanford 73, Oregon St. 37 No. 4 Tennessee 66, Ole Miss 39 No. 9 Duke 71, Virginia 48 Ohio St. 54, No. 10 Michigan St. 53 No. 11 UCLA 74, Arizona 70 No. 12 Miami 84, No. 14 Florida St. 68 Georgia Tech 64, No. 13 North Carolina 57 No. 15 Maryland 61, Virginia Tech 48 No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay 75, Valparaiso 48 No. 20 Kentucky 55, Arkansas 54 Auburn 63, No. 22 Georgia 58 No. 23 Gonzaga 106, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 66 Today’s Game No. 21 Marist at Siena, 6 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 1 Connecticut at No. 18 Georgetown, 2 p.m. No. 2 Stanford vs. Oregon, 4 p.m. No. 7 DePaul at No. 24 Marquette, 7 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati, 1 p.m. No. 11 UCLA at Arizona St., 9:30 p.m. No. 17 Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Butler, 2 p.m. No. 19 West Virginia at Rutgers, 1 p.m. No. 23 Gonzaga vs. San Diego, 4 p.m. No. 25 Iowa St. at Kansas St., 7 p.m.

Thursday’s Scores

EAST Canisius 55, Niagara 27 Delaware 75, Va. Commonwealth 67 Hofstra 77, George Mason 69 Purdue 51, Penn St. 49 UNC Wilmington 76, Towson 47 SOUTH Auburn 63, Georgia 58 Belmont 67, Mercer 62, OT Denver 82, Louisiana-Lafayette 39 Duke 71, Virginia 48 East Carolina 65, Tulsa 55 Florida Gulf Coast 64, Jacksonville 59 Georgia Tech 64, North Carolina 57 Houston 72, Marshall 54 James Madison 93, Georgia St. 45 Kennesaw St. 68, Lipscomb 58

Kentucky 55, Arkansas 54 LSU 54, South Carolina 51, OT Maryland 61, Virginia Tech 48 Memphis 73, SMU 63 Miami 84, Florida St. 68 Mississippi St. 68, Alabama 55 Morehead St. 70, Murray St. 69 N.C. State 80, Boston College 69 Old Dominion 70, William & Mary 65 Stetson 57, North Florida 51 Tenn.-Martin 75, E. Kentucky 57 Tennessee 66, Ole Miss 39 Tennessee St. 58, SE Missouri 35 UCF 53, UAB 50 Wake Forest 86, Clemson 64 MIDWEST Ill.-Chicago 53, Detroit 40 Illinois St. 49, Evansville 39 Iowa 83, Illinois 64 Minnesota 82, Michigan 78, 2OT Ohio St. 54, Michigan St. 53 Wis.-Green Bay 75, Valparaiso 48 Wis.-Milwaukee 73, Butler 66 Wright St. 77, Loyola of Chicago 66 SOUTHWEST Tulane 82, Rice 77 UTEP 77, Southern Miss 49 FAR WEST Arizona St. 69, Southern Cal 55 Cal Poly 78, Cal St.-Fullerton 58 Fresno St. 77, Idaho 51 Gonzaga 106, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 66 Hawaii 55, San Jose St. 53 Montana St. 70, E. Washington 56 N. Arizona 83, Sacramento St. 64 Oregon 60, California 46 Pepperdine 72, San Francisco 56 Portland St. 70, Montana 65 San Diego 78, Portland 77 Santa Clara 56, Loyola Marymount 49 Stanford 73, Oregon St. 37 UC Irvine 69, Pacific 58 UC Riverside 74, UC Davis 62 UC Santa Barbara 74, Long Beach St. 70 UCLA 74, Arizona 70 Utah St. 72, New Mexico St. 61 Weber St. 66, Idaho St. 61, OT

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE

GP d-Philadelphia..61 d-Tampa Bay...60 d-Boston..........60 Pittsburgh........62 Washington......61 Montreal...........62 N.Y. Rangers...62 Carolina...........61 Buffalo.............59 Toronto............61 Atlanta.............61 Florida..............60 New Jersey.....60 N.Y. Islanders..62 Ottawa.............60

W 40 35 34 36 32 32 32 28 28 27 25 25 26 23 20

L 15 18 19 20 19 23 26 24 25 27 26 28 30 31 31

OT 6 7 7 6 10 7 4 9 6 7 10 7 4 8 9

Pts 86 77 75 78 74 71 68 65 62 61 60 57 56 54 49

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GP d-Vancouver....62 d-Detroit...........61 d-San Jose......62 Phoenix............62 Los Angeles....61 Chicago...........61 Dallas...............61 Minnesota........61 Nashville..........61 Calgary............62 Anaheim..........61 Columbus........59 St. Louis..........60 Colorado..........61 Edmonton........61 NOTE: Two points time loss. d-division leader

W L 39 14 37 18 35 21 33 20 34 23 32 23 32 23 32 23 31 22 31 23 32 25 30 23 27 24 26 28 20 33 for a win,

OT 9 6 6 9 4 6 6 6 8 8 4 6 9 7 8 one

GF 202 187 188 180 165 161 172 177 170 157 174 156 129 170 137

GA 155 188 145 150 153 161 155 188 172 184 201 168 161 202 195

Pts GF GA 87 207 147 80 203 177 76 174 159 75 178 177 72 170 146 70 194 168 70 168 173 70 160 160 70 156 146 70 186 178 68 171 181 66 163 175 63 168 179 59 178 210 48 156 203 point for over-

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

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-1 La. Pick 4: 6-3-3-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-4-4 La. Pick 4: 6-7-6-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-1 La. Pick 4: 6-7-9-3 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-8 La. Pick 4: 2-7-6-7 Easy 5: 10-29-32-34-37 La. Lotto: 2-5-6-7-10-24 Powerball: 29-32-36-39-49 Powerball: 29; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-9-0 La. Pick 4: 9-2-0-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-5-2 La. Pick 4: 3-1-2-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-8-4 La. Pick 4: 2-9-8-1 Easy 5: 1-19-22-28-36 La. Lotto: 6-8-11-29-32-39 Powerball: 3-12-34-37-42 Powerball: 36; Power play: 5


Friday, February 25, 2011

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Floyd reprimanded Deng’s clutch 3 cools off Heat for on-court fracas

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From his spot in the corner, Luol Deng saw Dwyane Wade rotate to stop Derrick Rose and knew his moment was coming. He was all alone, wide open. Then, in a flash, he was celebrating and so was just about everyone else in the arena. Deng buried the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16 seconds left and finished with 20 points, Rose scored 26 and the Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 93-89 on Thursday night in a wild showdown between two of the Eastern Conference’s top teams. In a game that could have playoff seeding implications, the Bulls used a big third quarter to turn a nine-point halftime deficit into a 71-67 advantage, then watched a nine-point lead in the fourth evaporate into a four-point hole before pulling it out. Deng’s 3-pointer with 16 seconds left broke an 89-all tie and helped Chicago bounce back from a brutal loss at Toronto the previous night with its 16th win in 21 games. “If you watched last night’s game and tonight’s game, it just shows what we’re capable of doing,” Deng said, referring to a 118-113 loss in which the Raptors shot an opponentbest 58.1 percent. Wade scored 34 points and LeBron James added 29 for Miami, but it was a brutal night for Chris Bosh. He missed 17 of 18 shots and had seven points with Joakim Noah mostly guarding him. “It makes it frustrating just knowing that if I would have made two or three of them in a close game like that it would have made a difference,” Bosh said.

First-year UTEP coach Tim Floyd was reprimanded by the Conference USA commissioner Thursday after an oncourt outburst that got him ejected and then escorted off the court by a police officer during his team’s loss at East Carolina. The Miners (20-8, 8-5 Conference USA) were whistled for 27 fouls, including five technicals, in the 83-76 loss at noisy Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C., on Wednesday night. The Pirates (14-13, 6-7) went 35-for-45 from the freethrow line. Floyd, a Hattiesburg native, started screaming at one of the officials early in the second half, and when he earned his first technical, he stormed onto the court and confronted one of the referees. Eventually, a police officer stationed at courtside intervened and led Floyd to the locker room. League commissioner Britton Banowsky said he talked to Floyd and UTEP athletics director Bob Stull before issuing the reprimand. “When a coach is ejected, I expect them to leave the floor,” Banowsky said in a release. “Coach Floyd’s actions were unacceptable. I have made our expectations clear going forward and do not expect this to happen again.” Assistant coach Phil Johnson also received two technicals and was ejected, along with Floyd, with 18:48 left in the game. Floyd was not immediately available for comment Thursday because the team was traveling back to El Paso from North Carolina. After the game, he said he wasn’t sure why he got the first technical. “I was given a warning for having my foot out of the

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James bows his head after missing a shot in the final seconds against the Chicago Bulls on Thursday. The Bulls won 93-89.

Nuggets 89, Celtics 75 Kenyon Martin scored 18 points and newcomer Wilson Chandler chipped in 16 as the Denver Nuggets closed the game with a 16-0 run to beat the shorthanded — and shortened — Boston Celtics. The game pitted two teams that reshaped their rosters ahead of the NBA trade deadline. The Nuggets had a bunch

of new players and the Celtics a bunch of empty seats along their bench following a flurry of trades that unloaded a bunch of big men. Denver played its first game with the five new players who came over in the blockbuster deal that sent star forward Carmelo Anthony and floor leader Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks 48 hours earlier. The Celtics suited up just

nine players and had to fight through the emotions of losing center Kendrick Perkins, who was dealt to Oklahoma City for forward Jeff Green in the biggest of Boston’s trio of trades Thursday. Paul Pierce, who led Boston with 17 points, hit a 3-pointer with 6 1/2 minutes remaining that gave Boston a 75-73 lead, but the Celtics didn’t score again.

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coaching box,” he said. “I haven’t got a technical all year long, so I went back to the bench. Next thing I know, I have a technical and I didn’t know

why I got it. “I was not upset with the officials at that point,” he said. “I was coaching my team after the first one.” Floyd continued to yell at the officials before the officer intervened. “It has been my experience this year that I’ve had a lot of men come over to me and say, ‘Coach, you need to get back in the box and let us work,”’ Floyd said. “I tend to do that. I guess I probably reacted to that first technical, not really understanding why it was given. I probably earned the second one, but that’s part of the game.” Senior guard Randy Culpepper, who led UTEP with 22 points in the loss, also received a technical in the final minute. Culpepper is the league’s third-leading scorer, averaging 19.6 points per game. The loss was costly to the Miners, dropping them a game behind Memphis, Southern Miss and UAB for first place in the conference standings with three to play. The incident was Floyd’s first public misstep as the head coach at UTEP, where he worked as an assistant under Haskins from 1977-86. He had quietly worked under the radar in his first season with the Miners, building a fresh start after leaving USC.

Celtics reshuffle frontcourt with trades Lady Bulldogs best Bama; UTEP routs Southern Miss DENVER (AP) — The Boston Celtics unloaded lots of big men at the NBA trading deadline and the key to making sure the moves pay off rests with the biggest guy who’s still left — Shaquille O’Neal. “If Shaq plays great, then this deal was obviously really, really good for us,” coach Doc Rivers said of O’Neal, who’s dealing with a sore Achilles’ tendon. “That’s on Shaq. Getting Shaq in great shape, getting him ready, getting him healthy is really going to be important for us.” Already atop the Eastern Conference, the Celtics made three deals Thursday. In addition to sending Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to Oklahoma City for Jeff Green, Nenad Krstic and a future first-round pick, Boston also traded Luke Harangody and Semih Erden to Cleveland, and dealt Marquis Daniels to Sacramento for draft picks. “The bottom line is we’ll see,” Rivers said before Thursday night’s game against Denver, another team that reshuffled its roster by sending Carmelo Anthony and Chauncey Billups to the New York Knicks earlier in the week. “We think we did pretty well,” Rivers said. “Red (Auerbach) would always say, ’Whatever the single best player is in the trade, try to get it.”’ There were a lot of teams trying to do that before Thursday’s deadline. Baron Davis and a 2011 firstround draft pick went from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Mo Williams and forward Jamario Moon, and Aaron Brooks’ tumultuous season in Houston ended when the guard was dealt to Phoenix for Goran Dragic and a firstround pick. The Rockets also traded Shane Battier and Ish Smith to Memphis for Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Caroll and a future first-round pick, and the Charlotte Bobcats sent Gerald Wallace to Portland for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cun-

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Boston Celtics center Kendrick Perkins dunks against the Charlotte Bobcats on March 3. Perkins was traded to Oklahoma City Thursday for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. ningham, Sean Marks and conditional 2011 and 2013 draft picks. “Our goal is to win a championship,” Houston general manager Daryl Morey said. “These moves position us better in the future. The big move that helps us now and in the future did not materialize, but we feel like this positions us better to make that move down the road.” The Celtics believe they’ll be better, too, if they can get O’Neal back on the court. Perkins recently returned from a knee injury he sustained in Game 6 of the NBA finals and had been playing well inside. He was close to his teammates, who took the news of the trade hard. “Tough day to play basketball. Very tough day to play basketball, to even concentrate,” Kevin Garnett said after an 89-75 loss to the Nuggets. “Just being bluntly

honest. “We were taught that from the minute we got here — that (chemistry) was the formula that works. We’ve been able to be successful with that formula. The chemistry on the court is nothing like the chemistry off the court.” Paul Pierce said the team was “hurt” over the trade involving Perkins, but trusting that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and Rivers “know what they’re doing.” “We can’t use it as an excuse and cry over spilled milk, so hopefully the guys we have coming in understand what we’re trying to do around here — still championship goals,” Pierce said. “It’s definitely a blow when you lose a guy like Perk, who’s been in playoff battles, been tested, gives us size and defense, especially when you’re going against guys like Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol if

we make the finals and play the Lakers. Hopefully, we can make up for it in other ways.” The Celtics also could get Jermaine O’Neal (left knee) back healthy by the postseason and they still have bulky Big Baby Glen Davis. The versatile 6-foot-9 Green can play multiple positions and will be counted on to guard the likes of Anthony and LeBron James. “Do you feel comfortable with anybody guarding LeBron or Carmelo?” Rivers said with a grin. “I think everyone has to help people guard LeBron and all those guys, so it doesn’t matter.” Krstic will provide some height, though he’s not a physical big man like Perkins. The 7-foot Krstic averaged 7.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. “Good piece for us as well,” Rivers said. “He spreads the floor.” The same can be said of Green, giving Rivers the flexibility he’s been searching for in his lineup since losing James Posey, who helped the Celtics to a championship in 2008. Rivers now has the luxury to go to a smaller lineup by using Garnett at center and Green at power forward, with Pierce, Rajon Rondo and Ray Allen also on the floor. “We’ve been trying to get that lineup since Posey left,” Rivers said. “And I think people forget how many times we did that in the playoffs, which was every fourth quarter for the most part. We haven’t been able to duplicate that. In some ways that’s hurt Rondo and in this way it should help.” So should the return of Shaq. “Our record is (great) with him in it,” Rivers said. “I see a lot of lineups, but you always see the lineups and then when you coach them, ‘Eh, I don’t like that lineup as much.’ But you see a huge lineup: Shaq, Kevin, Paul, Jeff Green, Rondo. I mean, that’s a big lineup. “You just don’t know how any of them work until you get them on the floor.”

From staff reports Mississippi State shot 50 percent in the first half and used a 13-0 run in the second to beat Alabama 68-55 on Thursday night. Diamber Johnson scored 22 points and Mary Kathryn Govero 21 for Mississippi State (11-16, 3-12 Southeastern Conference). Tierney Jenkins had 17 points and 17 rebounds for Alabama (15-13, 4-11). Mississippi State hit nine 3-pointers and shot 54.5 percent for the game. It was 11-for-18 (61.1 percent) in the second half.

Women’s basketball UTEP 77, USM 49 Five UTEP players scored in double figures and the Miners took advantage of 24 Southern Miss turnovers to beat the Lady Eagles 77-49 on Thursday night. UTEP (14-12, 6-8 Conference USA) pulled away with a 17-4 run late in the first half. Dietra Caldwell led UTEP with 15 points, all on 3-pointers. Tanesha Washington had 15 points and eight rebounds for Southern Miss (10-17, 5-9).

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Blue Waves hope to make a big leap By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com For four years now, Dan Smith has been laying the groundwork for success at Port Gibson. Starting with a young, inexperienced team that was greener than the outfield grass, the coach patiently waited for his players to mature. The Blue Waves took some baby steps at first, then some bigger ones last season, when they increased their win total from four to 12. Now, in year five and with his young roster finally maturing into experienced underclassmen, Smith believes it’s time for them to take a major leap. “The kids have been working hard. My plan is to be playing on April 22, which is the first round of the playoffs,” Smith said. “Twenty wins would be good, too, but we can have 20 wins and still not get in the playoffs.” Although Port Gibson is better known for its basketball and track programs, Smith’s optimism for the baseball team is not unfounded. Four of his top players, including pitchers Dominic Savage and Silento Sayles, are back and still have at least one more season beyond this one. Sayles, a sophomore, hit .429 last season and went 3-1 with three saves and a 2.25 ERA on the mound. Savage saw less time on the mound but hit .346 with eight doubles and 14 RBIs. Along with junior shortstop Devanta Tarleton

prep baseball Port Gibson Coach: Dan Smith (fourth year) Top returnees: P/INF Dominic Savage, P/OF Silento Sayles, 2B Devanta Tarleton, SS Charleston Stamps Key losses: OF Rudy Wilson and senior second baseman Charleston Stamps, they form the middle of the defense and the heart of the lineup. “Those are my core, so we’re going to ride them,” Smith said. The Blue Waves will have a long road to reach the postseason for the first time in Smith’s tenure. They finished fourth in the six-team Division 7-4A last season behind strong teams from North Pike, Columbia and Lawrence County. All three of those return a number of starters, which means Port Gibson will not only have to improve but climb over some talented competitors. Smith said his team has put in the work and feels it’s ready to do just that. “It’s going to be a hard fight to get back. Columbia and North Pike have everybody coming back,” Smith said. “They’ve been working hard. If they consistently keep working, I don’t see any reason they can’t get there.”

VHS Continued from Page B1. around Cooksey’s absence and an early injury to shortstop Keaton Jones. “What we want to avoid is moving people around like what happened with Jonathan Clay last year,” Zumbro said. “Jonathan will be our second baseman. Keaton Jones is still trying to come back from an arm injury, so for right now, Cody Waddell is our shortstop. But, of course, he’s also our No. 1 starting pitcher. So when he’s on the mound, we need someone else to fill that hole.” Zumbro would like to use Cooksey at shortstop or at third base, but until the state tournament-bound Gators are done with basketball — at least until late next week — Cooksey is out. In the meantime, Zumbro will turn to a pair of freshmen to plug the hole. “Michael Rohrer played really good Monday night at our ‘Meet the Gators’ game,” Zumbro said. “He can be special. We also have Josh Stuckey, who will likely start at third base until Cooksey gets back, and also be our backup catcher.” Two other freshmen who might see action are Jekori Reed and John Plummer. Reed was the star of the Governor’s Cup 14-year-old tournament-winning team last August. Since the defense will be a work in progress, the Gators will hang their hats on offense and pitching. The potent lineup is keyed by junior center fielder Lamar Anthony. Anthony is considered a major college prospect after hitting .375 with 34 runs scored and 25 stolen bases last year. He followed it up with a superb summer playing for the Mississippi Titans select team. “I think we are way better than last year,” Anthony

Vicksburg Coach: Cody Zumbro (first year) Top returnees: C Taylor Brocato (.359, 25 RBI), OF Lamar Anthony (.376, 34 runs, 25 SB), P/SS Cody Waddell (.347, 4-2, 2.05 ERA). Key losses: P Jacob Thomas (5-2, 3.31 ERA, 30 K) said. “We’ll have some freshmen play some big roles, but I think everyone will step up.” Vicksburg was in line for a Class 6A playoff berth last year until a late-season swoon resulted in a thirdplace finish behind Warren Central and Clinton. Vicksburg finished 16-12 overall and 5-4 in Division 4-6A. Anthony said the Gators’ improved hitting will turn that around. “We’ve worked on our swings and are more comfortable at the plate,” Anthony said. “We should have a lot higher team batting average this season.” Zumbro has been impressed. “With Lamar at leadoff, it makes the whole offense go,” Zumbro said. On the mound, Waddell will have the lead role. He went 4-2 with a 2.05 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 441⁄3 innings pitched in 2010. Clyde Kendrick and Cooksey will round out a solid starting rotation. “Cody is in the mid-80s right now and that will improve as the weather gets warmer,” Zumbro said. “Clyde Kendrick is our No. 2 until Cooksey gets back. He threw two good innings against Lawrence County and we’re working on a change-up with him to go with an 83 to 85 mph fastball.”

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Is Bayne NASCAR’s Tebow? Rookie driver is unabashed when it comes to matters of faith DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After Trevor Bayne shocked the NASCAR world by winning the Daytona 500, his celebration was decidedly PG-rated. He rode a skateboard and shot hoops with his buddies. In a quiet moment, he wrote himself a note. According to Bayne’s father, Rocky, it said: “How do I stay grounded in my faith, when I am so high on winning this race?” Bayne’s note might have been personal, but the religious sentiment it contained is something Bayne is driven to share. Since rocketing into the spotlight with his big win at Daytona on Sunday, the 20-year-old Bayne has made it clear that he intends to use success in racing as a platform to talk about his faith. Recently, Bayne sat down with his father and business advisers to figure out his long-term goals. While winning was on the list, it wasn’t at the top. “I told them that the goal was not to be the best race car driver or the most marketable or most popular,” Bayne said. “It is none of those things. It is to build a platform and let God use us on the platform that He is building — which might require me to become the best race car driver or be the most marketable or most popular or whatever it is. I just want to stand on the platform that He is putting under me.” And if Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow can talk about faith through football, Rocky Bayne believes his son can do the same in NASCAR, citing Tebow’s No. 15 being among the NFL’s best-selling jerseys last season as evidence that an athlete with strong religious views can attract fans. “I think these young kids today, they need something to look up to, and I think Trevor can be that kid,” said Rocky Bayne. “But he’s not doing it for that. He’s doing it because he wants to be real. This is who Trevor Bayne is.” There was a time not too long ago that it was almost a cliché for a NASCAR driver to climb out of his car in victory lane and thank his crew, his sponsor and God. Given the sport’s traditional Southern roots, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary. But like so many things in NASCAR, that has changed over the past decade or so.

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NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne celebrates with the Harley J. Earl trophy awarded to the winner of the Daytona 500.

While many races still begin with a religious figure reciting a prayer before the green flag, and veteran driver Morgan Shepherd uses his car to promote his faith, NASCAR’s religious overtones have been muted to some extent. Today, it’s rare to hear a driver talk openly about his faith. Rocky Bayne, who said his family is Baptist, believes that’s a function of more highprofile, image-conscious sponsors getting involved in the sport. “I think the sport, as a whole, has kind of stifled that out a

lot,” he said. “I think with corporate sponsors, sometimes, a lot of sponsors don’t want to see that. And that’s just being honest. But there are sponsors that do want to see it. This country was founded on God, and I think there’s a place for it in our sport.” Even after winning Daytona, the Wood Brothers team Bayne drives for still needs additional sponsorship to run the full Sprint Cup Series schedule this season. Most brands involved in NASCAR try to appeal to the broadest possible audience without alienating anybody. Some companies might view a driver with strong religious views as a potentially polarizing figure. “They certainly look at it,” said Greg Busch, executive vice president at GMR Marketing, which represents several major sponsors involved in NASCAR. “I think it can be a little polarizing to some degree.” But from a sponsor’s perspective, Bayne has a lot of upside. He’s young, he’s goodlooking, he’s charismatic — and his win has been a jolt for NASCAR.

“I think it’s resonating,” Busch said. “Short of (Dale Earnhardt) Junior winning, this might have been the nextbest thing for the sport. It’s captivating people.” Certainly, Bayne is in much better position to attract sponsors than an athlete involved in scandals. And there could be companies who desire a spokesman with strong religious views. “It’s possible, but I think you’re really limiting your marketability,” Busch said. Rocky Bayne said Trevor is just being himself, and isn’t going to change even if it might hurt his career. “He would just tell you that, ’Hey, if I don’t get to run but half a season because people don’t want to be a part of it, then that’s what the Lord wants,”’ Rocky Bayne said. “That’s what he’d say. God’s got a bigger plan.” Trevor Bayne wants to use his story to inspire others. “My faith is obviously a big part of this and that’s really the reason I’m here, and I think that’s the reason why all of this worked out,” he said. “I’m just a normal kid.”


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Where the Heart Is” — The boyfriend of a pregnant teenager, Natalie Portman, leaves her broke and abandoned in Oklahoma, where she begins living secretly at Walmart./7 on WE n SPORTS NBA — Two of the NBA’s brightest stars collide as Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and Orlando’s Dwight Howard battle in the Sunshine State in the first game of an NBA doubleheader. Denver travels to Portland in the nightcap./7 on Natalie Portman ESPN n PRIMETIME “The Defenders” — After people overdose on epinephrine, Nick and Pete sue a pharmaceutical company for faulty packaging; Lisa contemplates a job offer and has a secret affair./7 on CBS

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Ralph Stanley, country singer, 84; Bob Schieffer, CBS newsman, 74; Jack Handey, humorist, 62; Veronica Webb, actress, 46; Tea Leoni, actress, 45; Carrot Top, comedian, 44; Sean Astin, actor, 40; Julio Iglesias Jr., singer, 38; Chelsea Handler, comedian, 36; Rashida Jones, actress, 35. n DEATH Anant Pai — A comic book pioneer whose colorful adaptations of Hindu mythology have been cherished by Indian children for nearly half a century, has died of a heart attack in a Mumbai hospital, his publishing house said Friday. He was 81.

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Pickler’s wedding revealed in video If you want to see country singer Kellie Pickler on her wedding day, check out her husband’s new music video. Songwriter Kyle Jacobs wrote and recorded a song for her, called “Say I Do,” and used their private wedding footage for the music video. Fans can buy it on iTunes for $1.99. Jacobs, 37, said the video shows “two people madly in love.” It was shot on 8 millimeter film Kellie by a Nashville videographer who accompanied Pickler them to the Caribbean island of Antigua, where they eloped on New Year’s Day. The video captures their arrival, intimate moments walking on the beach and ultimately the wedding ceremony that took place on a sandbar stretching 200 feet into the ocean. Pickler, 24, wore her flowing Badgley Mischka gown into the ankledeep water where Jacobs was waiting for her. At one point, she wipes a tear from his face and they kiss. “It was such a beautiful, spiritual, godly moment,” said Jacobs. “It felt like we were baptized out in that beautiful, crystal-blue water.”

Court upholds conviction of rapper Remy Ma, whose meteoric rise as a rap star ended with the shooting of a friend outside a nightclub during a dispute over $3,000, lost an appeal of her eight-year prison sentence Thursday. The decision by the state’s highest court ended the one-time star’s attempt to overturn assault and weapon possession convictions that her lawyer argued were the result of unfair diRemy Ma rection from the trial judge. The trial judge, state Supreme Court Judge Rena Uviller, had called the rapper “a young woman whose anger is out of control.” At sentencing, Remy Ma — whose real name is Remy Smith — cried over her violent upbringing in poverty in New York City and for her young son and her fiance, rapper Papoose.

Judge extends Rooney restraining order A Los Angeles judge has extended a restraining order Mickey Rooney obtained against his stepson through April, but says the actor must appear if he wants continued protection. The judge ordered Christopher Aber to stay away from the veteran Hollywood actor until a hearing scheduled for April 5. City News Service reported Superior Court Judge Reva Goetz told Rooney’s attorneys that the 90-year-old actor Mickey Rooney would have to come to court if he wanted the orders extended for three years. A conservatorship has been established to protect the Oscarnominated actor’s money, which he claims has been mismanaged by Aber. Rooney has also accused his stepson of preventing him from leaving his home and verbally threatening him. Rooney is scheduled to speak Wednesday to a U.S. Senate committee that is investigating elder abuse.

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Scouts fear arrest for cookie peddling A Girl Scout leader said young members of her troop thought they were headed to jail when a Georgia police officer told them to quit selling cookies. The girls had set up a stand at a strip mall in Villa Rica, Ga., about 30 miles west of Atlanta on Wednesday when the officer asked them if they had a peddler’s permit. They didn’t. Troop Leader Kathy Crook said that she was stunned. She said the scouts were told to pack it up. And she said the younger members thought they would be taken to jail.

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CBS, Warner pull plug on season of Sheen’s show LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Two and a Half Men” star Charlie Sheen has skirted disaster as a wayward, middle-aged party boy who regularly tested the patience of the TV network and studio trying to protect their valuable sitcom property. It was a violence-tinged and anti-Semitic radio rant that helped push him over the edge and, finally, forced CBS and Warner Bros. Television to take action. In a one-sentence joint statement Thursday, the companies said they were ending production on television’s No. 1 sitcom for the season, a deci-

sion based on the “totality of Charlie Sheen’s statements, conduct and condition.” Whether he’s gone far Charlie enough to sink Sheen the series and, possibly, his career as one of TV’s highest-paid actors remained unclear. Sheen’s rambling interview Thursday with host Alex Jones was reminiscent of Mel Gibson’s tirade during a 2006 traffic stop — but Sheen knew his remarks were public.

The production halt leaves CBS eight episodes shy of the 24 half-hours it had expected to show as the cornerstone of its Monday night comedy lineup. And it makes the network and Warner, which reaps hundreds of millions from the show in syndication, the potential go-betweens between Sheen and “Two and a Half Men” executive producer Chuck Lorre. Lorre bore the brunt of Sheen’s attacks during the radio interview and in a subsequent “open letter” sent to TMZ after the CBS-Warner decision and posted on the entertainment website.

In the letter, the actor called Lorre a “contaminated little maggot” and wished the producer “nothing but pain.” “Clearly I have defeated this earthworm with my words — imagine what I would have done with my fire-breathing fists,” the 45-year-old Sheen wrote. Improbably, he also called on his admirers to start a protest movement for him. “I urge all my beautiful and loyal fans who embraced this show for almost a decade to walk with me side-by-side as we march up the steps of justice to right this unconscionable wrong,” Sheen wrote.

Prince William, Middleton visit St. Andrews Pair at school to help kick off anniversary celebration

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Hundreds of people lined the streets of this college town today in hope of catching a glimpse of Prince William and Kate Middleton as they returned for a sentimental journey to the place where they met and fell in love. Well-wishers of all ages and nationalities packed the cobblestone streets — six deep in some spots — hoping for the ideal location to capture a snapshot of the royal couple. Local residents hung out of their windows with video cameras; cameramen on tiered ladders hovered over the crowd. The couple, who will wed April 29 at Westminster Abbey, traveled to St. Andrews to help their alma mater kick off a twoyear celebration of its 600th anniversary. Prince William and Middleton met there as students. They were initially just friends, but an on-again, offagain romance bloomed on campus, developing into the full-blown love affair that has captivated a nation. Prince William called the visit a “special moment” for the couple as he addressed a reception in the university quadrangle as Middleton looked on from her seat on the stage. Middleton, who wore a red suit with black accents, smiled and pushed windswept hair off her face as she gazed at Prince William. “It feels like coming home,” he told the crowd, before unveiling a commemorative anniversary plaque. Professor Louise Richardson, principal of the university, said it is not surprising the couple found love in this often sleepy seaside town 70 miles north of Edinburgh on the east coast of Scotland. “There is something magical about St. Andrews,” she said. “We are said to have the highest number of students who find life partners at a university. So, it is no surprise they got together. It is

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Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive today in St. Andrews, Scotland. unique here as we are global, but local and small enough to be intimate.” In what is believed to be the couple’s first official wedding gift, Richardson said the university is bestowing a scholarship for underprivileged students to a value of $113,000 which will be announced during the visit. “This scholarship captures the essence of what we do here at St. Andrews,” said Richardson. “It’s open to anyone around the world who is smart enough to be admitted here but otherwise might struggle to cover the costs. Thousands of well-wishers are lining the streets outside the 550-year-old St. Salvator’s Chapel in the heart of the campus to catch a glimpse of Prince William and Middleton, who are making only their third public appearance since announcing their engagement in November. “I’ve just come here to see the prince and Kate,” said Rose King, a second year student in art history from Manchester, New Hampshire. “This is a rare opportunity to witness history. It’s great they’re coming back. The couple also viewed the Papal Bull, or decree, issued

by Pope Benedict XIII to found the university in 1413. Workmen prepared a tented stage in the quadrangle, including throne-like chairs. Pubs, shops and cafes in the town have entered into the spirit of the occasion. The North Point Cafe on North Street lays claim to being the spot where the couple met and romance blossomed. It also sports a life-sized cardboard cutout of the couple in the window. Owner Linda Cunningham, 39, sat at the table where Prince William and Middleton forged their romance over cups of Chai Tea and chocolate brownies for him and Earl Grey tea and a healthy muesli and yogurt brunch for her. The table is in the middle of the cafe and not in a secluded corner, suggesting they were at ease with their surroundings. “This is where they met,” Cunningham said. “They would come in with friends or just together at this table. They were friendly and expected no special treatment. They were part of the scene here just like any other students.”

LONDON (AP) — Not many people can boast a playlist fit for a prince. As a fixture in the London clubs that attract young royals, Sam Young has taken requests from the future King of England DJ Sam — promptYoung ing speculation the DJ could reign over the dance floor at William and Kate Middleton’s April 29 wedding reception. “Everyone is assuming I’m DJing that wedding and I’m not going to comment,” he said, laughing uncomfortably. But holding court at the prince’s favorite nighttime haunts has earned Young the unofficial title of Prince William’s favorite DJ — a claim to fame the 31-year-old Londoner disputes, but isn’t altogether unhappy with. “I’m not friends with him. I don’t talk to him or e-mail with him,” Young said, recalling his first brush with a young William at London’s Boujis nightclub. It was ages ago, Young said. Proof? William requested Outkast’s “Hey Ya” — a top hit of the hip-hop duo’s 2003 album. But encounters like that — splashed across a London tabloid in 2007 — have prompted countless interviews and fed the churning royal wedding rumor mill, setting Young apart from the pack. “My aspiration wasn’t to be getting interviewed as Prince William and Harry’s DJ. They’ve probably been to a million clubs and danced to a million DJs. Those guys don’t get mentioned. But I’m not complaining.”

‘American Idol’ judges pick top 24, most in their early 20s LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol” opened the door this season for 15-yearolds to audition but none made it into the semifinals. For round-faced charmer Jacee Badeaux, 15, of Lafayette, La., that means the music stopped Thursday, but he earned a comforting hug from judge Jennifer Lopez. The 24 contestants who advanced in the singing contest are mostly in their early 20s. A handful of 16- and 17-year-olds did get the nod from Lopez, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler. California, New York, Tennessee and Louisiana are the states best represented among the two-dozen semifinalists, who are split evenly between males and females. They won’t have long to savor their achievement. Next week, only about half will make it to the finals after the men

California, New York, Tennessee and Louisiana are the states best represented among the two-dozen semifinalists, who are split evenly between males and females. perform on Tuesday and the women on Wednesday. The results of audience voting will be announced Thursday. The male semifinalists include Casey Abrams, 20, of Idyllwild, Calif.; Jovany Barreto, 23, Harvey, La.; Jordan Dorsey, 21, Donaldsville, La.; James Durbin, 22, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Clint Jun Gamboa, 26, Long Beach, Calif., and Tim Halperin, 23, Fort Worth, Texas. Others are Stefano Langone, 21, Kent, Wash.; Brett Loewenstern, 17, Boca Raton, Fla.; Jacob Lusk, 23, Compton, Calif.; Scotty McCreery, 17, Garner, N.C.; Paul McDon-

ald, 26, Nashville, Tenn., and Robbie Rosen, 17, Merrick, N.Y. The female semifinalists include Naima Adedapo, 26, Milwaukee, Wisc.; Lauren Alaina, 16, Rossville, Ga.; Kendra Chantelle, 22, Nashville, Tenn.; Ashthon Jones, 24, Nashville, Tenn.; Thia Megia, 16, Mountain House, Calif., and Haley Reinhart, 20, Wheeling, Ill. Others are Karen Rodriguez, 21, New York; Pia Toscano, 22, Howard Beach, N.Y.; Lauren Turner, 24, Slidell, La.; Tatynisa Wilson, 20, Aurora, Ill.; Julie Zorrilla, 20, Los Angeles and Rachel Zevita, 23, New York.

The Fox singing contest had lowered the eligibility age from 16 to 15 for its 10th season. The maximum age remained 28. For the first time, viewers will be able to vote online through Facebook as well as by phone and text message.


Friday, February 25, 2011

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Pregnant teen needs worried friend’s support, not lecture Dear Abby: I’m concerned about my friend “Nyla.” She’s 15 and pregnant. Nyla and her family are happy about it! As her friend, I’m not. I think she should have waited. I keep telling her that her life is ruined and she’ll regret having a baby this early, but she doesn’t listen. It would be better if she had help, but she doesn’t. Nyla’s family is poor. Now she is angry with me because of what I keep telling her. What can I do to help her understand me, and not get mad when I tell her something? — Virginia Teen Dear Virginia Teen: If you want Nyla to “understand” you, quit lecturing her because it’s only making her defensive. Defensive people don’t listen. How any family, rich or poor, could be “happy” about

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the pregnancy of an unwed 15-year-old is beyond me. But your friend IS pregnant and she’s keeping the baby. So be a real friend and encourage her to finish high school so she can prepare herself for a job that will enable her to support her little one. If she completes her education, the chances are better that her child will, too. But if she doesn’t, the reverse is also true, and the repercussions will go on for another

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Several good deeds you’ve done for others in the past will be repaid in the year ahead, especially some things you’ve done for a few people you work with. What they do for you could boost you up the ladder of success. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Your ability to achieve a big objective is good, but you might have to try many times before you make the cut. It might take a lot of persistence to put you in the winner’s circle. Aries (March 21-April 19) — We all make mistakes, so don’t hesitate to admit to any you might make. It doesn’t mean you are a lesser person, and your friends will love you for being human like them Taurus (April 20-May 20) — When doing business or making a deal with someone, watch out for any unusual behavior or maneuvers. This person might be someone who likes to catch people unaware. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Someone you recently met might unintentionally give you information that, if acted upon, would throw you off course. Heed advice only from those you’re certain know what they are talking about. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — There is nothing wrong with your ability to do a certain job properly. However, what you start might not get finished, not because you ran out of time, because you’ll stop and never get back to it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Jumping into a hare-brained idea a friend suggested is just plain stupid, and you know it. Yet that is exactly what you might do if you’re merely reacting and not thinking. Get back in form. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you engage yourself in an important project or arrangement, make haste slowly. It is not like you to be impulsive. You know that doing so could be erroneous and need correction. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t try to be too perfect, because it could cause you to waste needless time on something you can’t make any better. Plan to do what is important and stick to it. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Rewards for work well-done will be forthcoming. Just don’t take your hard-earned income and blow it on something frivolous. Make your money count for something. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Embellishing the facts — thinking that you can make a bigger impression on others — is likely to blow up in your face when someone squeals on you. Truth earns respect, exaggeration doesn’t. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Someone who has put himself out to help advance your position might withdraw his support if he thinks you are bragging about him being an easy mark. Watch what you say. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t try to match penny for penny with friends who are far more solvent than you are. Do what you can afford to do with them, but once you’ve exhausted that, go your own way.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Please answer my letter. Dave and I are both 17, and we had dated for about six months before he dumped me for another girl. While I was going with Dave, his 18-year-old brother had a crush on me. Last night he called and asked me to go to a movie with him. I told him I would think about it. I really would like to go out with him, even though I still care a lot about Dave. What should I do? I told him that I would let him know soon. — Nameless, San Antonio. Nameless: You are free to date anyone you choose, even the brother of your ex-boyfriend. But when you accept his movie offer, concentrate on having an enjoyable time with Michael — do your best not to bring Dave’s name into the conversation. If the time does come that the only reason you are dating Michael is because he’s Dave’s brother, then stop going out with him. Dr. Wallace: I am a 13-year-old girl. All of my friends are grounded or lose privileges when they are punished. That’s how I was punished until my dad recently married my stepmother. Now I’m punished as if I were a little girl, not a teenager. Whenever my stepmother feels that I’ve broken a house rule, I’m put over her knee. At this point, she gives me a long lecture, interrogates me about my behavior and informs me what is expected in the future. Then I’m paddled on my behind with a large wooden hairbrush. When I protest, stepmother says (my dad keeps quiet) that as long as I live in their house, I will be spanked when I break a rule. She always says that no one has ever died from getting a good old-fashioned spanking. I feel I am much too old to be treated this way. Please give me your honest assessment of this situation. — Lesley, West Palm Beach, Fla. Lesley: I realize that some parents disagree with my anti-corporal punishment philosophy, but I firmly feel that inflicting physical pain as a form of child punishment is not acceptable. Your stepmother should re-evaluate her child “punishment” after a long discussion with your father. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

generation. Dear Abby: I need help. When we started dating, my (now) husband told me he didn’t care about past relationships because “the past is the past and it’s over.” Now he has begun grilling me about every boyfriend I’ve ever had, demanding details about every aspect of the relationships, physical, emotional — whatever. He makes snide remarks and asks if I would like him to track them down and if I’d like to sleep with them again. At first, I thought he was joking, but it has escalated to text messages and threats of divorce if I don’t tell him everything he wants to know. I have been sick to my stomach the last few days, and I think this fits the definition of

emotional abuse. I don’t know whether to suggest counseling or just tell him to go. He was wonderful when we first got together, but now he says marrying me was just a ruse to get sex. What can I do? I miss the person he used to be. He has always seemed concerned that I would eventually cheat on him, although I have given him no reason to think so and have assured him repeatedly that I want only him. Why is this happening? — Sick to My Stomach in Ohio Dear Sick to Your Stomach: It’s because you didn’t really know the man you married. The way he presented himself was, in his words, “all a ruse” to convince you to marry him “to get sex.” He appears to have increasing

Painful diverticulosis is caused by bulging intestinal pouches Dear Dr. Gott: Several months ago, I was diagnosed with diverticulosis. Can you tell me the difference between diverticulosis and diverticulitis? Some days I do well with this problem, and other days are awful. I am trying to eat the right kinds of food, but still some days are bad. Do you have any suggestions on what foods are good for this problem? Dear Reader: Diverticulosis occurs when small pouches in the lining of the large intestine bulge outward. Each pouch is called a diverticulum, while multiple pouches are known as diverticula. Most people with diverticulosis are symptom-free. Those with symptoms will have cramps and bloating of the lower abdomen. They might complain of constipation. When diverticula become inflamed, the condition is known as diverticulitis. Pain might be mild or appear suddenly, increasing in intensity in the lower left abdomen. A person might have a fever, chills, vomiting, nausea and experience a change in bowel habits. There might be bleeding from weakened small blood vessels in the diverticulum, colon blockage and infection. Diverticulitis can lead to infection, which can be treated successfully with antibiotics. If the infection worsens, an abscess might form on the colon wall. Diverticular disease, a blanket term used to describe both diverticulosis and diverticulitis, is likely the result of a low-fiber diet, lack of exercise and obesity. It is often diagnosed when a physician is testing a patient for a completely different ailment. For example, it can be identified during a colonoscopy that a physician might perform to rule out polyps or cancer, through computerized tomography or abdominal ultrasound. Treatment for relatively mild cases is with pain medication, oral antibiotics and a high-fiber diet. Fiber will keep stool softer and lower pressure within the colon at the same time. Severe cases might require hospitalization, IV antibiotics and a few days without food to allow the colon time to heal. For more detailed information on this topic, I suggest you visit the National Digestive Diseases Information website at www.digestive. niddk.nih.gov. Dear Dr. Gott: Could you please tell me what a carcinoid tumor is and what causes them? I was recently diagnosed with some in my stomach. Dear Reader: Carcinoid tumors are slow-growing tumors that commonly begin in the lungs or digestive tract. Because they are slow growing, they don’t produce symptoms in their early stages. They excrete hormone-like substances. In later stages, flushing of the face and upper chest, cough, hemoptysis,

ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. PETER

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chest pain, wheezing, bowel obstruction, diarrhea and difficulty breathing might occur. The primary treatment for this condition is surgery, which will be successful as long as the cancer has not spread to other parts of the body. Treatment modalities for arresting tumor growth are experimental at this stage but show great promise. Chemotherapy is of little benefit and is not generally indicated.

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

anxiety about how he measures up to your past lovers. Harassing you for details and threatening to contact them is, frankly, sick behavior. He needs counseling, and unless he seeks it immediately you should get out of there. If you stay, the emotional abuse could escalate to physical abuse. To ensure your safety,

contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 and discuss this with a trained counselor.

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


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01. Legals REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS / BIDS Garbage, Recyclables and Rubbish Collection Rubbish Disposal The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi and the Warren County Board of Supervisors are requesting proposals from people, firms or corporations to collect Garbage, Rubbish and Recyclables from residences and small commercial establishments in the City of Vicksburg and for Warren County residences outside city limits. And for the Disposal of Garbage and Rubbish from residences, commercial and industrial establishments as well as rubbish generated by City and County operations by providing a centralized collection point, transfer station or landfill. Proposals may provide recycling containers to be purchased by the City of Vicksburg or provided by contractor. Proposal/Bids deadline shall be received in the City Clerk=s office at address listed below by 9:00 o=clock a.m., March 21, 2011. Specifications are available at the office of the City Clerk, 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, during regular office hours Monday through Friday, phone 601-634-4553. A pre-bid/pre-proposal conference will be held on March 9, 2011 at two o=clock pm in the City Hall Meeting Room, second floor of City Hall. Physical Address: City Hall, 2nd Floor 1401 Walnut Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Contractor or Vendor - if interested in bidding on any or all options for containers may bring sample of container at pre-bid. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all proposals/ bids and to waive informalities. City Clerk Publish: 2/25, 3/4(2t) Advertisement for Bids Notice is hereby given to all qualified financial institutions that the Board of Trustees of the Vicksburg Warren School District, pursuant to the provisions of Section 37-7-333, 27-105-305 and 27-105-315 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 as amended, shall receive sealed bids for the privilege of keeping district funds from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2014, or until new arrangements shall be made according to law. Said bids shall be received at the Office of the Superintendent, Vicksburg Warren School District, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi until 10:00 a.m., March 25, 2011 and each shall be submitted on the bid proposal form which may be obtained from the Office of the Superintendent. The School Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any irregularities in the bids. To be considered each sealed bid shall have "Depository Bid" written or typed on its face. Vicksburg Warren School District Dr. Elizabeth D. Swinford, Superintendent Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEEiS NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on August 25, 2006, Sheeneka Hall, a single woman, executed a deed of trust to Bryan Griffin, trustee for the benefit of iMERSi Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1611 at Page 624 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid, iMERSi Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., the holder of said deed of trust and the note secured thereby, substituted John C. Underwood, Jr., as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated December 18, 2010 and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 70; and WHEREAS, the aforesaid deed of trust was assigned to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2006RZ5 by instrument dated December 18, 2010, and recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 293 ; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2006RZ5, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorneys fees, Substituted Trustees fees and expense of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, John C. Underwood, Jr., Substituted Trustee, in said deed of trust, will on the 4th day of March, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the Main front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All that certain property situated in the County of Warren, and State of Mississippi, being described as follows: Lot 5, Block 1, Hillcrest Subdivision, Part 1, a subdivision according to a map or plat thereof which is on file of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Plat Book 1, Page 60, referenced to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. Being the property conveyed in Executor's Deed from James Lewis Terry, Executor of the Estate of Alma Blanche Smith Terry to Sheeneka Hall, a single person dated 04/29/2005, recorded 04/29/2005, Deed Book 1376, Page 880, in the Clerk of Chancery Court for Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as

referenced to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. Being the property conveyed in Executor's Deed from James Lewis Terry, Executor of the Estate of Alma Blanche Smith Terry to Sheeneka Hall, a single person dated 04/29/2005, recorded 04/29/2005, Deed Book 1376, Page 880, in the Clerk of Chancery Court for Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 3rd day of February, 2011. ______________________ John C. Underwood, Jr. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Control #10100608 Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 20th day of December, 2005 and acknowledged on the 20th day of December, 2005, Anthony D McCloud, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Ellis and Ellis, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1567 at Page 717 #229603; and WHEREAS, on the 28th day of September, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 353 Instrument #282337; and WHEREAS, on the 30th day of September, 2010 the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 444 Instrument #282472; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 18th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Forty-Eight (48) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat of which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 10th day of February, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ASH/F10-2586 Publish: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11(3t) REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS / BIDS Garbage, Recyclables and Rubbish Collection Rubbish Disposal The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi and the Warren County Board of Supervisors are requesting proposals from people, firms or corporations to collect Garbage, Rubbish and Recyclables from residences and small commercial establishments in the City of Vicksburg and for Warren County residences outside city limits. And for the Disposal of Garbage and Rubbish from residences, commercial and industrial establishments as well as rubbish generated by City and County operations by providing a centralized collection point, transfer station or landfill. Proposals may provide recycling containers to be purchased by the City of Vicksburg or provided by contractor. Proposal/Bids deadline shall be received in the City Clerk=s office at address listed below by 9:00 o'clock a.m., March 21, 2011. Specifications are available at the office of the City Clerk, 1401 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, during regular office hours Monday through Friday, phone 601-634-4553. A pre-bid/pre-proposal conference will be held on March 9, 2011 at two o'clock pm in the City Hall Meeting Room, second floor of City Hall. Physical Address: City Hall, 2nd Floor 1401 Walnut Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Contractor or Vendor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if interested in bidding on any or all options for containers may bring sample of container at pre-bid. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all proposals/ bids and to waive informalities. City Clerk Publish: 2/25, 3/4(2t)

A pre-bid/pre-proposal conference will be held on March 9, 2011 at two o'clock pm in the City Hall Meeting Room, second floor of City Hall. Physical Address: City Hall, 2nd Floor 1401 Walnut Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Contractor or Vendor â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if interested in bidding on any or all options for containers may bring sample of container at pre-bid. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all proposals/ bids and to waive informalities. City Clerk Publish: 2/25, 3/4(2t)

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Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 22nd day of February, 2007, and acknowledged on the 22nd day of February, 2007, Brian K Russell, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Recontrust Company, NA, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1641 at Page 553 #243221; and WHEREAS, on the 1st day of March, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 680 #276306; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 20 #261916; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 4th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of that certain tract of land in Warren County, Mississippi known as Shoreline Estates, being Lots 14 through 23, inclusive, of the Survey and Subdivision of Part of Parcels 3 and 2 South, of "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part Three", in Section 21, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Warren County, Mississippi, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 26 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was conveyed to Forrest L. McNair and Patsy P. McNair by Merchants National Bank, Trustee for the Lorena Bonelli Trust by corrective warranty deed dated September 16, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 644 at Page 12 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 31st day of January, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 kej/F08-2309 Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI WALTER E. WILLIAMS, SR. PLAINTIFF VS. VERONICA WILLIAMS DEFENDANT CAUSE NO. 2011-027GN SUMMONS Service by Publication: Residence Unknown THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: VERONICA WILLIAMS, whose last known address was in Warren County, Mississippi, but whose present address is unknown to Petitioner after diligent search and inquiry to ascertain same. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (S) WALTER E. WILLIAMS, SR. is seeking a divorce on the ground of desertion. YOU MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the following attorney for the Plaintiff: TONI WALKER TERRETT, ESQ. ATTORNEY AT LAW 1121 FARMER STEET P.O. BOX 821583 VICKSBURG, MS 39183 (601) 636-1109 Your response must be mailed or hand-delivered within thirty (30) days from the date of the first publication of this notice of Complaint for Divorce and Other Relief or a judgment of default will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Complaint. You must also file the original of your response the clerk of this court Teachers, stay-at-home with within a reasonable time parents, college students, afterwards. Issued under my hand and nurses. . . theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all seal of this court this the delivering the newspaper 9th day of February, 2011. MCGEE in their spare time and DOT CHANCERY CLERK OF COUNTY, earning extra income! WARREN MISSISSIPPI Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy - and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)

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NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (S) WALTER E. WILLIAMS, SR. is seeking a divorce on the ground of desertion. Friday, February 25, 2011 YOU MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the following attorney for the FOUND! Plaintiff: BOSTON TERRIER. TONI WALKER TERRETT, Fisher Ferry Road area. ESQ. ATTORNEY AT LAW Call to identify. 601-6361121 FARMER STEET 9410. P.O. BOX 821583 FOUND! SET OF keys. VICKSBURG, MS 39183 Jennifer Drive area. Call to (601) 636-1109 identify.601-831-9125. Your response must be mailed or hand-delivered LOST A DOG? within thirty (30) days from Found a cat? Let The the date of the first Vicksburg Post help! publication of this notice of Run a FREE 3 day ad! Complaint for Divorce and 601-636-SELL or e-mail Other Relief or a judgment classifieds@vicksburg of default will be entered post.com against you for the money or other things demanded LOST CHIHUAHUA. in the Complaint. WHITE with tan spots. 200 You must also file the block of Tucker Road. original of your response 601-636-5771 with the clerk of this court within a reasonable time LOST! afterwards. 11 MONTH OLD chocoIssued under my hand and late Labrador with camo seal of this court this the collar, Lakeland Village 9th day of February, 2011. area. Call 601-618-4870. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Publish: 2/11, 2/18, 2/25(3t)

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05. Notices â&#x20AC;&#x153;Credit problems? No problem!â&#x20AC;? No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

EXPERIENCED FLATBED DRIVER. Home weekends. DOT physical and drug screening. Leave message at 601-307-7336.

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

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

06. Lost & Found $300 REWARD, DEAD or alive. Lost female short hair cat. Missing since February 6th. Slight Tabby marks, most gray with tan sleeks, 4 white socks, white chest, large green eyes. Camelot area. 751-215-6845.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 BONWORTH (Ladies wear factory outlet) VICKSBURG FACTORY OUTLETS 4000 South Frontage Road, Suite 105 Vicksburg, MS is looking for Full Time MANAGER. Must be available days, nights, and weekends. Flexible hours are a necessity. We offer competitive wages, and generous employee discount. EOE To apply Fax Resume/ Letter of Interest to 228-822-9957 OR E-mail to csr@bonworth.com Retirees are encouraged to apply. BROWN VENDING COMPANY of Vicksburg is now accepting applications for Vending Account Managers, Must have a Class D license or higher. Please submit application online @ www.browngroup.net, then click on careers. For more information please contact Hanna Garrett, Recruiting Manager at 601-863-0117. BECOME A CERTIFIED pharmacy technician today! Call 601-540-3062 for more information.

CNA TRANINGS CLASS Beginning 2/28/11 LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S All Shifts CERTIFIED CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S All Shifts Apply in person at: HERITAGE HOUSE NURSING CENTER 3103 WISCONSIN AVE. VICKSBURG, MS

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

601-636-6631

Spay or Neuter Your Pet LITTLE FIX RIG -SAT. BY APPT. ONLY -

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " LPN LOOKING FOR A JOB? THE OLIVE BRANCH SENIOR CARE CENTER HAS AN IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR: FULL-TIME 11PM- 7AM LPN 4/2 WORK SCHEDULE BENEFITS AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL 318-574-8111 TO INQUIRE

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Feb. 12, 19, 26 and Mar. 5 CATS: $25 Male / $35 Female DOGS: $55 Male (under 40 lbs) $65 Female (under 40 lbs) Rabies Vaccination $8 Please adopt today!

LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit www.ftc.gov. A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

MISSING! JACK RUSSELL! Willow Creek area, Bovina. REWARD!! 601-618-1878.

07. Help Wanted

17. Wanted To Buy

Highway 61 South

KID'S COTTAGE DAY Care needs experienced, qualified ABeka preschool teacher. Call for interview, 601-638-0519.

MISSING CHOCOLATE LABRADOR since February 11th. Please call 601-5296159, 601-415-4846. Mt. Alban road area.

REWARD! LOST SMALL purple box containing several items of jewelry. 601-6383710, 601-415-7753.

14. Pets & Livestock

07. Help Wanted

06. Lost & Found

02. Public Service

1866 ASKEW FERRY ROAD. Edwards. Renovations/ Moving sale. Saturday 6am-2pm. No early birds!!! Furniture, light fixtures, flooring, tools, bricks, etcetera. 601-201-6565.

MALT-A-SHU BABY BOYS. Pretty, pretty pups. Shots/ Wormed, 6 weeks old. CPR registered. NICE, SMALL 9 week old Shih Tzu black and white, shots/ wormed. CPR registered. CASH only. Delhi. 318-282-0437318-680-2100

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

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for full time mechanic. Must have own tools and desire for ASE Certification. Mail resume to: The Vicksburg Post, Dept. 3745, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH Facility now seeking Master's level professionals for Mental Health Rehabilitation services. Candidates must have a degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related behavorial health field. Please fax resumes to the attention of: Mrs. Melissa Williams, Ed.S., LPC at 318-574-8646.

CRAFTSMAN REAR TINE tiller $625. Call 601-415-3350 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. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. Oxygen machine, 1 year old, $450. Nebulizers, $75. All prices negotiable, items in excellent condition. 601-5298159.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;? 3508 South Washington Street

17. Wanted To Buy

DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE! A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!

QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD with 2 matching lamps, shelves and mirror inside. $100. 601-636-9861.

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

PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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.

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

CALL 601-636-SELL AND

TO BUY OR SELL

AVON

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Apply Online: www.mdsbulk.com or dmerrell@mdsbulk.com or Phone: 1-800-872-2855

13. Situations Wanted

EOE M/F/D/V

HOUSE KEEPER/ SITTER. Will clean and sit with elderly and run errands. Call Frances 601-415-6540.

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

  

EXPERIENCED DIESEL MECHANIC needed. Medium duty diesel experience and electronic trouble shooting a must. Must have your own tools. Flexible hours, great benefits, no weekends. Send resume to: Mechanic, P.O. Box 820065, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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24. Business Services

24. Business Services

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FOUND BRACELET! OUTSIDE of Belk. Call to identify. 601-636-2433 after 6pm.

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11. Business Opportunities

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

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Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO â&#x20AC;˘ HOME â&#x20AC;˘ BUSINESS Jason Barnes â&#x20AC;˘ 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Vans â&#x20AC;˘ Cars â&#x20AC;˘ Trucks â&#x20AC;˘Insurance Claims Welcomeâ&#x20AC;˘

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

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner

Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing â&#x20AC;˘ Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental â&#x20AC;˘ Mud Jacking

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

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

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24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

$75 WEEKLY, $270 MONTHLY, $75 deposit. Cable, air/ central heat, phone furnished. 601-272-4564.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

24. Business Services

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355. YELLOW TAG SALE. New and used furniture. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601638-7191.

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

FREE ESTIMATES

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $2.99/ lb

TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

• LIVE MUSIC • Every Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD

COMPLETE GRASS CUTTING SERVICES. Dependable, free estimates. 601-218-4415.

601-218-2363

D&D Tree Cutting Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

103 SIMS LANE, Off of Porters Chapel. Saturday ONLY 6:30am- 9:30am.

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

305 LAKE FOREST Saturday 7am- 12 noon. Furniture, jewelry, shoes, purses, nice clothes. Rain or Shine.

324 SILVER CREEK DRIVE, off of Warriors Trail. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Baby furniture, electronics and more. FEBRUARY SALE! 50% off clothing! 2727 Fisher Ferry Road, Saturday's only, 10am-5pm. FINDER'S KEEPER'S at 815 Veto Street (across from Police Department) open 10- 5 Friday and 10- 4 Saturday, clothes, shoes, books, lots of $1 items. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. TOY GARAGE SALE. Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Inside Stained Glass Manor. 2430 Drummond Street. Donations go to Millsaps College. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

24. Business Services ALPHA CLEANS WINDOWS, gutters. Interior, exterior painting, repairs. 601-636-5883.

J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-738-0856

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, 2 bedroom townhouse. Both $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290. 2 BEDROOM, APPLIANCES central heat/ air, upstairs, Speed Street. $325 monthly. Magruder property. 601-415-8581. 2234D- GROVE STREET. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher. Water, sewer, trash included. $550 monthly with $400 deposit. Section 8 welcome. 662-312-3894.

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

SPECIAL!

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Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464. BAND SAW MILL Your place or mine. 601-218-0917. BUYERS WANTED!! BUYERS needed for multiple cash flow investment properties. Call today! 1-877-619-6884.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

119 LAURA LAKE Road, Walnut Cove. 2,555 square feet. 4 bedroom, 3½ bath. $225,000. 601-415-3813, 601-218-2464.

733 LAKE FOREST Drive. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Fireplace, large yard, updated. $149,900. 601-6296704 or 601-218-4773.

LAND FOR SALE IN MISSISSIPPI, ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA Hunting land, timber land, farms for sale. See www.RecLand.net for listings.

McMillin Real Estate Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

601-634-8928

32. Mobile Homes For Sale BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

16X80 1998 CLAYTON. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $17,500! Single roof, vinyl siding. Call 601-572-5300.

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

Licensed in MS and LA

1994 28X52 DOUBLEWIDE. Remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath, new kitchen appliances. $14,000 or better offer. Will have to be moved. 601-218-3847.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust Street. 1 bedroom- $250 Bi-weekly, utilities and/ or furniture. 601456-3842.

34. Houses For Sale

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231

Ask Us.

NEAR DOWNTOWN. 2 bedroom, central air/ heat, porches, stove, refrigerator, $450 monthly. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org

30. Houses For Rent

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

601-636-6490 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 Carraway...601-218-2869

Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers ! !

BEST DEAL IN Downtown Vicksburg 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for more information. 601-638-1746.

34. Houses For Sale

DOUBLE WIDE ON lake. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. All remodeled. $975 monthly. 601218-9928, 601-638-0177.

27. Rooms For Rent

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.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 26x60 DOUBLEWIDE WITH 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. On 5 acre lot in Timberlane. $900 monthly, $450 deposit. 601-218-6301.

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

28. Furnished Apartments

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601.630.8209

Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

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

DUPLEX: 2-BR 2BA / 3-BR 2BA New, furnished, utilities furnished, $900. Deposit & references required. 401 Sea Island 3/2, Lakefront. $1100. Bette Paul-Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800 www.Lakehouse.com

Big River Realty Rely on 20 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

Bigriverhomes.com

29. Unfurnished Apartments

40. Cars & Trucks 1996 FLEETWOOD CADILLAC, $900. Call Ellis at 601-634-8447. 1996 TURQUOISE CORVETTE, T top 83,000 miles. $8,500. 601-6306883, leave message. 2002 GRAND AM. Low mileage, runs good. $2800 See Mark at Custom Tinting. 601-636-4700

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 1455 PARKSIDE, lovely cul-de-sac, $1,350 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King, newly remodeled, $700 monthly. 732-768-5743 or 601-994-4212. 207 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, central heat. $485 monthly, 662-719-8901. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

No matter what type of work you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

40. Cars & Trucks

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Classic Elegance in Historic Surroundings Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths Beautiful River Views • Studios & Efficiencies Senior Discounts • Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings •

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg • 601-630-2921 George Mayer R/E Management

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


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