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Cop running for circuit clerk; 2 more vying for county board By Danny Barrett Jr. A Vicksburg police officer is the first challenge for the circuit clerk post this election year, while a school district trustee and a former mail carrier are campaigning again for county board seats. Bill Jeffers, 43, an officer in VPD’s patrol division, filed Friday to run in the Republican primary for the


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office, among the two highest paid county-level posts in Mississippi.

“I just felt the need for a change,” Jeffers said, who counted a current inquiry into fee accounting practices in Circuit Clerk Shelly Ashley-Palmertree’s office as “part of it,” and added “turmoil” exists in the office as a whole. Jeffers returned to the city police six months ago after seven years with the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. Before that, he worked 11


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All eight must be renewed annually to continue public subsidies. Five additional groups not included in Friday’s renewal process bring the county’s charitable service organization budget for 2010-11 to $194,380. Groups OK’d Friday are expected to be rolled into a bill to the Legislature by the local delegation. Taxpayer funds from local government for charitable See County, Page A7.

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county, maintaining voter rolls, assisting election commissioners in purging voter rolls and in conducting primary and general elections. Circuit and chancery clerks have an annual base pay of $90,000 in Mississippi, with income from fees pushing incomes higher for clerks in populous counties or those with busy circuit court districts. In 2008, Ashley-PalmSee Election, Page A7.

County seeks less money from state for nonprofits Warren County supervisors’ requests for legislative approval to fund eight nonprofit organizations are down about 61 percent from last year. A list approved unanimously by the five county supervisors totals $40,050 in public funding for the charities. Last year, the same groups were approved for $103,500.


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years for the VPD, reaching the rank of patrol sergeant. In 2003, Jeffers lost a race for justice court judge in the Northern District to Eddie Woods. Ashley-Palmertree, 41, was elected in 2003 after her father, Larry Ashley, retired after four terms. She was unopposed four years ago. The clerk is the chief officer of the circuit court and chief elections officer of the

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1815: Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from exile on the Island of Elba. 1919: President Woodrow Wilson signs a measure establishing Grand Woodrow Canyon Wilson National Park in Arizona. 1952: Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that Britain had developed its own atomic bomb. 1970: National Public Radio is incorporated. 1993: A bomb built by Islamic extremists explodes in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 others.

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The door to the mayor’s office at City Hall at 2 p.m. Friday.

Mayor launches ‘Walk-in Wednesdays’

Winfield pledges 3 hours each week for open meetings By Manivanh Chanprasith Mayor Paul Winfield is offering the public a special time once a week when he will be available without an appointment as a way to increase his accessibility. He announced at Friday’s city board meeting via a teleconference because he was in New Orleans on personal business that he is offering three hours from 1 to 4 p.m. each Wednesday City board beginning next week for those who want to agenda meet with him in a new approach called Walk-in Wednesdays. “I always maintain an open-door policy,” he said Friday by telephone following the meeting, “but I want to encourage more citizens to come to City Hall. I’m blocking off time, whether it be about business or to make a complaint.” In addition to four city board meetings monthly, the mayor’s schedule is filled with an average of about 10 meetings daily with businesses and individuals, said Kenya Burks, chief of staff to the mayor. She said the mayor’s meeting sched-

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ule is booked two weeks to one month in advance and usually take place during and after business hours as well as on weekends. Walk-in Wednesdays include only the mayor’s office, but arrangements can be made if the two aldermen are needed, Burks said. North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield and South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman, who both meet an average of about 10 individuals and organizations per week, said their offices are open from 8 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. “I’ve had an open-door policy since I’ve been in office,” said Mayfield, who was elected to the position in 2005. “I will meet with anybody anytime I’m there.” The mayor’s office is on the third floor of City Hall, 1401 Walnut St. Mayfield’s office also is on the third floor and Beauman’s office is on the second floor. City Hall hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Barbour signs lending bill with three-year extension By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour signed legislation that changes how payday lending companies operate while giving the industry at least three more years to do business in Mississippi. The bill becomes law on Jan. 1. The current law would have expired in 2012 — meaning payday lenders would have had to Gov. Haley shut down in Barbour Mississippi if legislators had not renewed the law. Opponents of the industry had lobbied to let the law expire and effectively end payday lending in the state. Currently, a person seeking a payday loan in Mississippi writes a check for the amount borrowed, plus a fee that currently can be up to $21.95 per $100 borrowed. Most payday lenders now typically write 14-day loans. The new law would give consumers up to 30 days to repay loans and cap fees at $20 for every $100 borrowed, up to $250. For loans of $251 to $500, the fee would be $21.95 per $100. Lawmakers said extending the time

On a3 Bishops oppose Mississippi immigration bill to repay the loan reduces the annual percentage rate paid by consumers by nearly half. “I thought I was fair to the industry and fair to the consumers,” said George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, who filed the bill. Flaggs, who also is the House Banking Committee chairman, said he wanted to monitor the industry until it was up for renewal again. The new law also creates a hotline so consumers can report problems to the attorney general’s office or the state banking commission, Flaggs said. The bill was opposed by several religious groups and advocates of the poor, who’ve called the industry’s lending practices predatory. Under current law, checkcashing companies can charge fees equal to 572 percent annual interest in Mississippi, one of the poorest states in the nation. The businesses earn their money off the fees paid when the customer repays the loan, said Dan Robinson, president of Financial Services Centers of Mississippi, a group representing about 100 members with about 500 offices.


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Vicksburg Fire Investigator Leslie Decareaux holds Jamari Miller, 1, Friday as EMTs check on his mother, Christina Miller, 23, after a fire in their apartment at 125 Eastover Drive.

Fire damages home on Eastover Drive A grease fire badly damaged a kitchen in an apartment building on Eastover Drive around 11:30 Friday morning, Vicksburg Fire Department investigator Leslie Decareaux said. Two sisters, Christina, 23, and Kristy Miller, 21, 125 Eastover Drive, Apt. M2, were home with Christina’s 1-yearold son, Jamari, when an unattended cooking pot caught fire. The two women and a neighbor, Patrick Harris, attempted to douse the blaze with fire extinguishers but it

An account has been opened to receive donations to send the wife of a deputy who died after a wreck while on call to Washington, D.C., to honor him and other fallen officers. David Lambert, who was 38, died July 20 from injuries he received in a car crash June 24 while responding to assist another deputy. Annette Lambert would like to be there to see her husband’s name, and that of other law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year, be unveiled on National Police Memorial Wall on May 13. The ceremony, part of National Police Week observances, will include a presidential presentation to family members. Retail advertising inquiries:

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People core of event The awards luncheon for the Warren County chapter of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers was a successful event due to the people who gave their time and energy. To Wandra Evans, Dani McAneny and Virginia Whittington: thank you for the hard work in preparing the Home delivery complaints or inquiries about circulation billing: Classified ads or to report classified billing problems: Post photographers: Church news and church briefs: Sports news: News about youth and releases from colleges and schools:

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Convicted felon faces weapon charge A Vicksburg man was charged Friday with being a convicted felon in possession of a weapon, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart.


from staff reports Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace will attend the ceremony. Anyone wishing to donate funds for travel, lodging and meal expenses for Annette Lambert and a family escort can mail contributions to Jeanne K. Baxley, chief financial officer, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, 1000 Grove St., Vicksburg, 39183, or contact retired Vicksburg police Sgt. Doug Arp at 601638-4902.

Chronic disease program offered Revert Community Coali-

tion Centers of Vicksburg is offering a free training program for people who live with chronic illnesses. The Chronic Disease SelfManagement Program, which was created by the Mississippi State Department of Health with a $2,000 grant, is a sixweek course for adults ages 18 and older that offers information on how to live with diabetes, high blood pressure, mental health and other chronic diseases. The six-week program is scheduled to begin March 6 and run each Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at River City Rescue Mission, 3705 Washington St. To sign up, call Tony McElroy at 601-218-7996 or Sedrick Hall at 601-618-0762.

room. A special thank you to Marcus Davis for his help on Monday and Tuesday. We appreciate your valuable support of the WCMHV. To Mary Thomas, my deepest thanks and appreciation for designing and making our awards brochure and the certificates. Congratulations to Wandra Evans, Outstanding WCMHV

Person of 2010; Olive Watson, special recognition for years of service; and Annie Crosby Club, Outstanding Club of 2010. Also, Linda Fondren, CNN Hero, you are an example of how one person can inspire others. Thank you for being our guest speaker. Ardiss Marshall Council president

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107 Warren St., pleaded guilty to non-residential burglary and possession of burglar’s tools and was sentenced by Patrick to five years of probation, a $1,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Goulette was arrested Dec. 30, 2009. • Jarrett Trimaine Marshall, 25, 212 Madison Drive, Monroe, La., was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Patrick to three years of probation with supervision transferred to the Louisiana Department of Corrections. Marshall was arrested Jan. 17, 2007 for burglary of a vehicle. • Jessica Lacole Maxwell, 29, 2330 Lebanon Pine Grove Road, Utica, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Patrick to complete MDOC-supervised drug and alcohol treatment followed a term in the Flowood Restitution Center to pay $2,537.50 in fines, fees and costs. Maxwell was arrested Feb. 9, 2009 for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. • Eric Porter, 40, 3700 Gowall Road, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was sentenced by Chaney to two years in prison followed by five years of probation, a $1,000 fine, $4,778.37 in restitution and $322.50 in costs. Porter was arrested April 8. • Lucius Sparks, 36, 1237 Magnolia St., pleaded guilty to third or subsequent offense DUI and was sentenced by Chaney to three years in prison followed by two years of probation, a $2,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Sparks was arrested July 2. In Sharkey County Circuit Court: • James Gray, 4813 Nailor Road, was found guilty of business and non-residential burglaries from an arrest Nov. 11 and was sentenced by Patrick to the Drug Court program for a period not to exceed five years. Patrick also found Gray guilty in Warren County Circuit Court of violating probation from a Feb. 2, 2010 arrest for malicious mischief and gave him a concurrent Drug Court sentence. Gray also must pay a $1,000 fine, $888 in restitution and $1,320 in fees and costs to Sharkey County, and $1,262.50 in fines and fees to Warren County.

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Christopher Galloway, 37, 1402 Maulding Lane, Apt. C, was arrested at his home around 9:30 a.m., Stewart said. Police obtained a search warrant after receiving information about the weapon, he said. Galloway had been convicted in March 2001 for possession of cocaine for which he was sentenced to two years in prison, said Stewart. Galloway was released from the Warren County Jail after posting $2,500 bond.

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In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Max Deshun Armstrong, 33, 1302 Country Club Road, Jackson, pleaded guilty to felony shoplifting and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to four years in prison, plus $322.50 in court costs. Armstrong was arrested Sept. 11. • Jimmy Lee Braxton, 45, 212 Wells Road, pleaded guilty to non-residential burglary and was sentenced by Patrick to 111 days in jail followed by a drug and alcohol treatment program under the supervision of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, a term in the MDOC’s Hinds County Restitution Center and up to five years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $300 in restitution and $322.50 in costs. Braxton was arrested Nov. 4. • Carl Jay Britt, 36, 616 Seventh St., Magee, pleaded guilty to grand larceny and was sentenced by Patrick to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, a $1,000 fine, $1,350 in restitution and $997.50 in costs. Britt was arrested July 20. • Kqeariston Caples, 29, 448 Boy Scout Road, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to 10 years in prison followed by five years of probation, a $2,500 fine and $322.50 in costs. Caples was arrested Jan. 22, 2010. • Carol K. Clark, 23, 5427 Gibson Road, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced to two years in the MDOC Intensive Supervision Program (house arrest) followed by eight years of probation, plus $4,232.50 in fines, costs and fees. Clark was arrested Nov. 21, 2008 for burglary of a dwelling. • Michael Clark Conn, 54, 510 Bazinsky Road, No. 1F, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling and was sentenced by Patrick to 72 days in jail followed by five years of probation, a $1,000 fine, $900 restitution and $322.50 in costs. Conn’s arrest date was not available. • Gary Paul Guillot, 18, 420 Tilton Ranch Road, pleaded guilty to burglary of a vehicle and was sentenced by Chaney to the Drug Court program for a period not to exceed five years, a $1,000 fine and $997.50 in costs. Guillot was arrested Dec. 13. • Cody Frank Goulette, 18,

BENEFITS Catfish Dinners — 11-2 today; $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 — 11-2 today; $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, 10-2 today; other health information available also; free Tshirt for each donor; Walmart, 2164 Iowa Blvd. Fort Hill Reunion — Noon today; planning meeting; Elks

Lodge, Walnut Street. Letitia Street Reunion — 3 today; 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. Blue Note Music Club — 7 p.m. Wednesday; LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — Accepting applications for scholarships; applications available at Warren Central and Vicksburg High School counselor’s offce; deadline April 15. Willie

Glasper, 601-415-7540 or any member.

CHURCHES 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 today; Drs. Charles Gaymens and Douglas Wolfe, University of Mississippi Medical Center, presenters; Bettye Oliver, 601-618-8563 or 601638-1600; 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.

St. George Orthodox — Lebanese dinner, Monday; lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; dinner, 5-7 p.m.; $10 tickets; take-outs available; 601-636-2483 or church members.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; public library. 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. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, 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. 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; 1625 Monroe St. 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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Bishops oppose Miss. immigration bill By The Associated Press Leaders from four Christian denominations are calling on Mississippi lawmakers to reject an Arizona-style immigration bill that would let officers check during traffic stops to see if a person is in the country illegally. Bishops from the Catholic, Episcopal, Evangelical Lutheran and United Methodist churches in Mississippi said Friday that residents must be willing to forgive immigrants who enter the United States without permission. In a letter to legislators and Gov. Haley Barbour, the bishops said the U.S. immigration system is “broken and outdated,” but should be reformed by the federal government, not by states. “Comprehensive immi-

mississippi legislature gration reform that secures our borders, guarantees fair and effective worksite enforcement, strengthens our economy and provides a means for earned legalization would honor the values of human dignity, family unity, and mercy and forgiveness that our faith traditions demand of us,” the bishops wrote in the letter, which was also released to news organizations. The letter was signed by Bishop Joseph N. Latino of the Catholic Diocese of Jackson; Bishop Roger P. Morin of the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi; Bishop Duncan M. Gray III of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi; Bishop H. Julian Gordy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Southeastern

On the agenda Meeting Friday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, with Mayor Paul Winfield participating via teleconference: • Recognized the following employee anniversaries: Walter Crums, 35 years, building maintenance; Montie Busby, 15 years, water mains; Jason Wood and Randy Black, 15 years, police; James Tillman, 15 years, landscaping; Pamela Freeman, 10 years, information technology; Vernon Wolfe, 10 years, fire; John W. Carroll Sr., 10 years, city clerk’s office; and Paul Banks, 10 years, recreation maintenance. • OK’d minutes from Jan. 10. • OK’d an application to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the certified local government grant for survey to be conducted on 285 homes on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Sky Farm Avenue, Lovers Lane, Sky Vale Drive, Crestline Lane and Skyview Lane. The application is asking for $4,275 and $4,275 in an in-kind match from the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation. • Tabled a request from River 101.3 and K Hits 104.5 for a $250 per month radio sponsorship for March and April during Porters Chapel Academy and St. Aloysius baseball home games. • Awarded a sealed bid for concrete to MMC Materials of Vicksburg. • OK’d a purchase requisition for $42,389.01 to Canton Farm Equipment Inc. for a new tractor for the right of way department. • OK’d a request from the parks and recreation department to spend $482.76 to advertise in The Vicks-

burg Post for the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course set for May. • Accepted a letter establishing a special assessment and adopted a resolution for cutting and cleaning the following properties: 1409 Second North St. and 1715 Lane St. Gave a 60-day extension to 2611 Royal St. • OK’d a certificate of prime contract with Utility Service Co. for maintenance of water towers on Hullum Road for $16,430, Martin Luther King Boulevard for $14,937 and 3580 S. Frontage Road for $14,937. • OK’d a one-time allocation of $10,000 to NRoute for independent audits for fiscal years 2008 and 2009. • OK’d a $26,000 allocation HIV Services Inc., which provides services to residents with the AIDS virus. • OK’d a $10,000 allocation to Riverfest, scheduled for April 15-16. • OK’d bank letters from Trustmark Bank and BancorpSouth. • OK’d city sexton, privilege license, mayor and treasurer, tax collection, detail budget, delinquent tax collection and accepted tax settlement reports. • OK’d claims docket. In closed session, the board: • Discussed eight longevity matters in water mains, police, landscape, information technology, fire and recreation maintenance departments and the City Clerk’s office and two personnel matters in police department. Also discussed a potential litigation matter. The board meets next at 10 a.m. March 7 in City Hall Annex.

Synod; and Bishop Hope Ward Morgan of the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Mississippi House and Senate have passed different versions of an immigration bill that would allow law enforcement officers to check a person’s immigration status during a traffic stop, if the officer thinks the person might be in the United States illegally. Negotiators have been appointed to work on a final version of the bill, but it’s unclear whether they’ll reach a compromise before the legislative session ends in early April.

Lawmaker: MAEP main budget sticking point

points in writing the state’s $5.4 billion budget is the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. That’s an equity funding plan for the state’s elementary and secondary schools. House Education Committee Chairman Cecil Brown said his chamber has voted to fund MAEP next year at slightly more than what’s budgeted this fiscal year. But Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Doug Davis said the Senate’s MAEP proposal will be much less. Davis said it won’t include $65 million he believes the districts should have because of federal funding received last year as part of a jobs bill. Davis said the federal cushion allowed districts to save local dollars.

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Findings on oil spill will be delayed again NEW ORLEANS — A federal panel investigating the cause of the Deepwater Horizon explosion and massive Gulf oil spill won’t finish its final report by the one-year anniversary of the disaster as it had hoped. Delays in testing the blowout preventer that failed to stop the spill forced the joint U.S. Coast Guard-Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement panel to seek another deadline extension. Its final report was due in March. Instead, the investigation team said Friday the panel now has until July. It will make a preliminary statement by mid-April. The firm hired to do the blowout preventer testing should issue its findings by March 20. Its $3.6 million government contract for forensic analysis of the device, which was set to expire Monday, has been extended.

New destroyer ready for Navy PASCAGOULA, Miss. — The Navy was scheduled to pick up its newest warship built at Northrop Grumman Shipyard in Pascagoula on Wednesday. The USS Lawrence is an Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer, the 28th such ship in its class built in Mississippi. It was christened last April. A crew of 300 will man the ship, which is named after Navy Vice Admiral William P. Lawrence, a fighter pilot and Vietnam prisoner of war.

Ex-officer faces child porn charges OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — A former Ocean Springs

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS police officer who was arrested in November on a child pornography offense has been arrested again, this time on a cyber stalking charge. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said 45-yearold Lee John Leonard was arrested late Thursday. A complaint was filed Feb. 19 by a woman who said Leonard was harassing her on a social networking website. Byrd says Leonard was not supposed to be using a computer, under the conditions of his bond on the child pornography charge. In that case, Leonard is accused of downloading child pornography to his police-issued laptop computer. Leonard resigned from the Ocean Springs force Oct. 14. Attempts to reach an attorney for Leonard on Friday were not successful.

Schools eye layoffs as Wis. impasse continues MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin school districts are warning teachers that their contracts might not be renewed as Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to cut nearly all public employees’ collective bargaining rights remains in limbo. The proposal took a concrete step forward Friday when Republicans in the state Assembly abruptly approved the bill and sent it to the Senate after three straight days of debate and amid confusion among Democrats. But with all 14 Democratic state senators still out of state, another stalemate awaits the measure that Walker insists will help solve budget deficits and avoid mass layoffs. The legislative gridlock prompted the Wisconsin Association of Schools Boards to warn districts that they have until Monday to warn teachers of possible nonrenewal of contracts. That’s because if Walker’s bill becomes law, it

would void current teacher collective bargaining agreements that lay out protocol and deadlines for conducting layoffs. The flashpoint in Walker’s proposal 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. It 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. Democrats and unions see the measure as an attack on workers’ rights and an attempt to cripple union support for Democrats. Union leaders say they would make pension and health care concessions if they can keep their bargaining rights, but Walker has refused to compromise.

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Finding balance in Forrest license-plate flap From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Sun Herald, Biloxi: Were it not for a couple of items before this session of the Mississippi Legislature, one would hardly know that this is the sesquicentennial year of Mississippi’s secession from the Union and the outbreak of the Civil War. Here in Mississippi, which was second to South Carolina in the dash to secede, observances of milestones in Confederate history — if any have taken place — have escaped public notice. What has gotten a few headlines is an effort by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to place Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on one of a proposed series of spe-

cial license plates marking each of the five years of the Civil War. When Perry County to our north was divided in 1908, its western half was named for Forrest, who had been a Tennessee slave trader, Confederate cavalryman and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. The late historian Shelby Foote ranked Forrest with Abraham Lincoln as one of the two authentic geniuses of the war. But more than a decade into the 21st century such state-sanctioned recognition of Forrest is unimaginable. What is appropriate is a proposal in the Legislature to designate a Civil Rights Memorial Day as a counterbalance to the state’s Confederate Memo-

rial Day. This would be in keeping with earlier legislation that combined observances of Robert E. Lee’s birthday with Martin Luther King Jr.’s. This mingling of the tragic and the heroic aspects of the heritage and history of all Mississippians is in keeping with the spirit of reconciliation that men and women of conscience have long tried to foster in the Magnolia State. As for the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, serious commemorations and civil discussions of events that forever altered our history should be welcomed as opportunities to learn more about who we were then and who we are now.

Pay raises needed for judges The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: During current economic problems, pay raises are few and far between in the private sector and even more scarce in the public arena. With state government slashing budgets, proposals for pay hikes have been nonstarters at the Mississippi Legislature. However, lawmakers should approve pay increases for state judges and district attorneys and their assistants. The Senate has approved a plan that would raise salaries of Supreme Court justices, Appeals Court judges, Circuit and Chancery judges and district attorneys and assistant district attorneys. The raises, which would cost about $4.7 million, would be financed by increasing court filing fees and tack-

ing on an $8.50 fee on traffic tickets and other misdemeanors. Again, a pay hike for officials, especially elected officials as these judges are, is hard to swallow when teachers and state workers are not only not getting raises, but could face being laid off. However, the justice system needs attention when it comes to salaries. For example, state Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller Jr. is the lowest paid chief justice in the nation. The bill would raise his current $115,000 to $159,000. Other Supreme Court justices’ salaries would be raised to $152,000. The Appeals Court chief judge’s salary would be raised from $108,130 to $147,578. Other Appeals Court judges would go to $144,827.

Chancery and Circuit Court judges would move from $104,170 to $136,000. It is not a surprise there are teacher shortages and difficulty filling specialized positions in state government. Pay is an ongoing issue and will need to be addressed as state revenues improve. The judicial system is somewhat unique and needs immediate attention. Top lawyers, who normally would be ideal candidates for the bench, can make more money in private practice so public service is not an option. That is no reason for lawmakers to oppose this pay hike for the judicial system, which is paid for by fees. The state needs a strong judicial system. Paying judges competitive salaries will help ensure that. The House should approve it.

Middle East and the ‘domino theory’ Enterprise-Journal, McComb: In the 1960s and 1970s, politicians and academics came up with something called “the domino theory.” It held that if one weak government in Asia got overrun by communists, its small neighbors would follow in short order. Advocates of American military action in Vietnam often used the domino theory as one reason our troops needed to be there. It turned out that when Vietnam finally fell to the communists in 1975, few of its neighbors went through the same transformation. Over the long run, Vietnam’s commu-

nist government imitated China in joining the global economy. The nation may have a communist government, but it is run by a bunch of closet capitalists, eager to make money. But the events of the past few weeks in northern Africa make it seem like the domino theory has a far better chance of playing out as originally envisioned. In January, the president of Tunisia fled the country in the wake of growing demonstrations. This month, a larger and more stable government fell when longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigned after days of public

protests. The protests are spreading. Significant disruptions are occurring in the small Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain, in Egypt’s next-door neighbor Libya and in Yemen, at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. The running theme behind the protests appears to be a growing eagerness to remove a longtime leader, typically blamed for ruthless, corrupt and despotic behavior. If the dominoes keep falling, the big question is what kind of people the new leaders will be.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Association masked ball is a great success.


110 YEARS AGO: 1901

announces his candidacy for alderman in the May municipal elections. • Mrs. Grace Wright is elected president of the VFW Auxiliary. • Mrs. Lydia Ford dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

J. Riley Gordon of Texas, whose plans for the city hall were accepted, is in the city.

Services are held for Robert Kelly. • Elvis Presley stars in “Viva Las Vegas” at Showtown USA. • Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sanders return from a visit in New Orleans.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Robert Voellinger tells a reporter about raising wild ducks. • Mrs. Laura Ihrie of Baton Rouge is here visiting.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Jack Pickford appears at the Alamo Theatre in “A Double-Dyed Deceiver.” • W.H. Biedenharn Jr. returns from a visit in Monroe. • S.C. Ragan continues ill with a rheumatic attack.

Services are held for Velt Hamlin, Port Gibson resident. • Rebecca Ruth Davis celebrates her fifth birthday. • Mrs. Lilie Paris dies. • Mary McCraine and Keith McGehee, Vicksburg High School students, participate in the third annual Mississippi Model Security Council at Mississippi State University.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

Florence Lustberg of New York City arrives here for a visit with her parents. • Ches Davis is in a musical revue as the featured attraction at the Saenger Theatre.

Robert G. Clinton of Jackson drowns in Eagle Lake after the boat he and a friend were in capsizes due to the strong winds. • Judi Brown and Allison Rebecca Kennedy, Vicksburg High School seniors, are Elks Club Students of the Month.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 The Carr Central Greenies enter the semifinals of the Big Eight Basketball Tournament by beating Greenwood 30-24. • Mrs. Roy Wilson and Mrs. J.B. Brent are called to Jackson by the serious illness of their brother, L.L. Clyburn of Georgetown.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Arthur E. Lee, Warren County tax asses-

sor, dies. • S. Domestic Mischief, a yearling bull consigned by C.D. Rhymes of Monticello, brings $2,200 at the opening of the Polled Hereford breeder sale here. • Mary Maganos, for many years a teacher in the public schools here, dies.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Allen Shelton dies. • E.R. Murphy

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Two oak trees slide from an embankment onto Indiana Avenue, blocking traffic for more than an hour. • Nurses Beverly Ellis, Naomi Boswell and Charlotte Worthington plan a medical mission of mercy to Guatemala. • Cathy Bird Mitchell opens a new business, Creative Kids’ Rooms.

I have a young friend named Jacob who can whip out his telephone and unlock the secrets of the universe and spill them out for you in seconds.

If nothing else, I’ll be in Amarillo by morning AMARILLO, Texas — If a computer named Watson handily beat two human opponents at “Jeopardy,” and the Internet organized a revolution in Cairo, is there anything left for us mortals, with our great lapses in knowledge and energy, to do? I mean, really, what’s the point of getting up in the morning? I’m pondering this while sitting in a motel lobby in Amarillo, waiting for a waffle machine to create a delectable breakfast shaped like Texas. The motel, as it happens, is about a block from the national quarter horse headquarters. I chanced to see the building getting to the motel and thought, “My, there it is.” In my head it once was a mystical place I fantasized about in childhood, when an appaloosa named Joker B was the love of my life and my wish book was a magazine about American quarter horses. I saved my allowance and Christmas money for a saddle to put on a horse I didn’t own. Those were flesh-and-blood times, compared with now, when computers arrange our dates and publish our books and keep us in touch with our relatives and remind us of our children’s birthdays and tell us what new music releases we’ll probably be RHETA interested in if there’s gRIMSLEY any loot left in the PayPal account. Amarillo smells of cattle, unless it’s my imagination. I like the smell, and the thought that it is cowboys, not computers, herding the cows through loading chutes or inoculating calves or riding bulls in the rodeo. There are so few jobs left that don’t involve computers, or can’t be done better by computers, that the thought of wiry men who, best case, look like handsome Heath Ledger and put on their boots before light every morning and drive an old pickup to work excites me. It’s downright nostalgic. Driving west from Arkansas the day before, I had the phrase “Amarillo by morning” running through my tired, disheveled head. For the life of me I couldn’t remember the second line, or any other line, of the famous song, which didn’t work for me anyhow, as I was trying to make Amarillo by sunset. If only I had one of those telephones with built-in computers, I could have looked up the lyrics, I thought in a weak moment. I have a young friend named Jacob who can whip out his telephone and unlock the secrets of the universe and spill them out for you in seconds. I don’t “Google,” as people now say with meaning. If I hit a snag and it’s convenient, I “Jacob.” But Jacob wasn’t anywhere near Amarillo. My cell phone, a concession to too much time spent on the road, doesn’t have Internet access. It barely has the capacity to call another phone number. Most times, unless there’s an emergency, I save the calling impulse till I can roost and find a phone that’s tethered to the wall and the Mother Line. I digress. I look around the lobby hoping to see a cowboy, but there’s only a businessman checking his cell-phone messages and a clerk making computer copies of hotel receipts and a child staring at a handheld device that presumably displays a game he cannot beat. And here we are, next door to the Oz of quarter horses. Not a cowboy in the house. •


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

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Stocks recover as oil prices stabilize NEW YORK — Stocks rose Friday as oil prices stabilized following a recent jump. The escalating turmoil in Libya still left major indexes down about 2 percent for the week. Oil prices settled at $97.88, down from a high of $103 Thursday but still up 13 percent over the last week. Oil prices have been rising, sending stocks lower, as concerns rose that violence would spread throughout North Africa and the Middle East, affecting oil production for big OPEC producers like Iran and Saudi Arabia. Those concerns eased late Thursday after the International Energy Agency said the impact was far less than analysts had estimated and that any shortfall could be easily made up by tapping oil reserves in other countries. The Dow Jones industrial average closed at 12,130.45. It was the first rise for the Dow after three days of losses.

Airlines fares rising again DALLAS — Airfares are rising again, and travelers should brace for more price increases. United and Continental started the latest price hike Wednesday by adding $20 per round trip to most domestic flights. American quickly matched the move, and other airlines were it on Thursday. Airlines are trying to pass along their cost for jet fuel, which is rising with the surge in oil prices and rais-


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Cig makers sue FDA over tobacco review RICHMOND, Va. — Lorillard Inc. and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. are asking a federal court to stop the Food and Drug Administration from relying on recommendations made by an advisory panel on issues such as menthol cigarettes. The suit alleges financial conflict of interest and bias by several members of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee. The panel is set to release a report in March on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes.

Report: Verizon iPhone has antenna issues SEATTLE — Consumers Reports said the iPhone that works on Verizon Wireless’ network has a similar problem to the original. If the phone is held in a certain way, it could cause dropped calls or problems dialing out. Consumer Reports conducted similar tests last summer on the iPhone 4 that runs on AT&T’s networks. In both cases, the publication has decided not to include the phone on its list of recommended smart phones. Apple’s shares were up 1.4 percent in afternoon trading.



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Protesters hit by hail of gunfire in Libya march U.S. freezes Gadhafi’s assets

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BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Protesters demanding Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster came under a hail of bullets Friday when pro-regime militiamen opened fire to stop the first significant anti-government marches in days in the Libyan capital. The Libyan leader, speaking from the ramparts of a historic Tripoli fort, told supporters to prepare to defend the nation. Witnesses reported multiple deaths from gunmen on rooftops and in the streets shooting at crowds with automatic weapons and even an anti-aircraft gun. “It was really like we are dogs,” one man who was marching from Tripoli’s eastern Tajoura district said. He added that many people were shot in the head. Also Friday, troops loyal to Gadhafi attacked a major air base east of Tripoli that had fallen into rebel hands. A force of tanks attacked the Misrata Air Base, succeeding in retaking part of it in battles with residents and army units who had joined the anti-Gadhafi uprising, said a doctor and one resident wounded

VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — After three days of delays, a U.S.-chartered ferry carrying Americans and other foreigners out of the chaos of Libya has finally arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Maria Dolores ferry evacuated over 300 passengers Friday, including at least 167 U.S. citizens, away from the turmoil that has engulfed the North African nation as residents rise up over Moammar Gadhafi’s iron-fisted rule. Minutes after the ship docked in Malta’s Valletta harbor, a few people on wheelchairs were escorted out. Women holding babies then walked down a ramp, while others held the hands of children as they stepped off the ship after 8-hour voyage across the choppy Mediterranean Sea. “Oh, it was a long ordeal. We are glad it’s over,” said Sara Ali, a 30-year-old with dual Libyan-American citizenship who lives in Libya. “We’re just really tired and really happy to be out and safe.” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said on Twitter that the arrivals were “a very gratifying picture.”

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Libyan protesters demonstrate against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi during a rally in Derna, northeastern Libya. in the battle on the edge of opposition-held Misrata, Libya’s third-largest city, about 120 miles from the capital. In Washington, President Barack Obama signed an executive order freezing assets held by Gadhafi and four of his children in the United States. The Treasury Department said the sanctions against Gadhafi, three of his sons and a daughter also apply to the Libyan government. Obama said the U.S. is imposing unilateral sanctions on Libya because continued violence there poses an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to America’s national security and foreign policy.

The U.N. Security Council met to consider sanctions against Gadhafi, including trade sanctions and an arms embargo. But Gadhafi vowed to fight on. He appeared before a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters in Green Square and called on them to fight back and “defend the nation.” “Retaliate against them, retaliate against them,” Gadhafi said, speaking by microphone from the ramparts of the Red Castle, a Crusader fort overlooking the square. “Dance, sing and prepare. Prepare to defend Libya, to defend the oil, dignity and independence.”

The passengers have been stuck aboard the catamaran since Wednesday in their quest to escape Libya’s escalating unrest, but strong winds and high seas had prevented the ferry from leaving the Libyan capital of Tripoli. “It was pretty uncomfortable just because of the delay,” said Lucile Usielmerazcerna, another evacuee from Santa Cruz, California. “It was really rough waters coming over here, also having to stay in the dock for 2 or 3 days.” “Right now I’m just feeling kind of good that we are here,” she added. Tens of thousands of foreigners have been fleeing Libya this week. Turkish and Chinese workers climbed aboard ships by the thousands, Europeans mostly boarded evacuation flights and North Africans have been heading to Libya’s borders with Egypt and Tunisia in overcrowded vans. A U.S.-chartered flight also left Tripoli on Friday. It arrived in Istanbul later that night with Americans — some working for the U.S. Embassy — and one British citizen on board.



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ertree made $145,776, thirdhighest in the state, according to the Office of the State Auditor. Certain costs for fiscal years 2006, 2008 and 2009 totaling $96,000 noted on independent county audits were turned over to the state auditor by an independent auditing firm. A spokesman for State Auditor Stacey Pickering said the investigation is ongoing. In other contests, all five county supervisors now have at least one opponent. Retired postal worker Casey Fisher, 44, filed for the Democratic primary for supervisor in District 4. Fisher, pastor of Greater Grove Street Baptist Church and a member of the Vicksburg Board of Zoning Appeals, campaigned for the seat briefly in 2007, then dropped out after two months when concerns were raised that his candidacy may violate the federal Hatch Act, which severely limits the political activity of federal employees. Incumbent Bill Lauderdale represented the southwest Warren County district from 1988 to 2004, and won it back from Carl Flanders by 43 votes four years ago. “I’ve been retired since Dec.

31,” Fisher said, adding his absence from several months’ worth of zoning meetings due to what he described as an “argumentative” spirit on the board shouldn’t affect his zeal for another run for the county board. “I just want the best for Warren County and the place I live.” Jim Stirgus Jr., 52, who represents District 3 on the Vicksburg Warren School District, filed as an independent for the lone inner-city district on the county board. In 2007, Stirgus lost a primary challenge to incumbent Charles Selmon. When reached, Stirgus declined comment on his run, citing an extreme time constraint. No prohibition against his candidacy was apparent in state law, though his qualifying papers didn’t accompany any stepping down from his school board seat, which he won as a Democrat in 2008. The practice of local government officials running for other offices is not uncommon. For example, members of city councils have served on each chamber of the state legislature. Requests from school boards to county boards for funding dollars are protected by state law — creating a potential dual vote in the

matter, if elected. 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. Two incumbents, Chancery Clerk Dot McGee and Tax Assessor Richard Holland, plan to retire at year’s end, creating open seats in the two countywide positions. Qualifying ends Tuesday at 5 p.m. for statewide and local races, and June 1 for legislative races. Primaries in both parties are Aug. 2 and the general election is Nov. 8. In District 1, three-term incumbent supervisor David McDonald is challenged for the GOP nod by real estate broker John Arnold and businessman Joe Channell. County permitting inspector Reed Birdsong has filed as an independent. 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 Rich-

ard George has two opponents, J.W. Carroll, a retired electrician, and Ellis Tillotson, a farmer. All three are independents Sheriff Martin 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. Candidates for tax assessor include Democrat Ben Luckett and Republican Mike Caruthers. In the Legislature, state Rep. Alex Monsour and state Sen. Briggs Hopson III, both Republicans, have qualified for reelection. State Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, has not filed officially, but is expected to seek a seventh term.

groups are allowable only by an act of the Legislature. Groups on this year’s list OK’d by supervisors include Central Mississippi Prevention Services, Mississippi Food Network, The Initiative, Triumph Ministries School Tutorial Program, Vicksburg Family Development Service, WWISCAA, We Care Community Services and Women’s Restoration Shelter. Outside agency funding has been a target of county budget cuts the past three years. Seven were cut in half from last year’s request, with requested dollars for WWISCAA cut more than two-thirds. The agency helps lowincome individuals pay utility bills. Funding for charity-oriented groups, renewed annually or by existing contract, peaked at $615,000 for about two dozen groups in fiscal 200708.

death The Vicksburg Post prints obituaries in news form for area residents, their family members and for former residents at no charge. Families wishing to publish additional information or to use specific wording have the option of a paid obituary.

Reuben L. Harper Reuben L. “Buzz” Harper, 74, died Feb. 17, 2011, at St. Dominic’s Hospital in Jackson, after a brief battle with cancer. Buzz was a native of Newport, Ark. Buzz was a 1955 graduate of Newport High School, serving as drum major of the Greyhound Band. He attended the University Of Arkansas and was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. Buzz taught school in Grubbs and Tuckerman, Ark. and worked at Hurley Gin. Buzz entered politics at an early age. He served one term as Jackson County clerk and two terms as county judge. He was the youngest county judge in the history of the state of Arkansas. At the end of his second term, Buzz left politics and embarked upon the career that would take him through the rest of his life, that of antique dealer and interior designer. He and his wife, Bobbie opened Harper Antiques in Newport and after several years moved the busi-

ness to Natchez. Buzz lived in Natchez on and off for the next 40 years. He owned several historic Natchez homes over the years, including Wigwam, The Burn, Glenburnie, Glen Auburn, The Arrighi House, the Prentiss Club and Ravennaside. Buzz also lived in New Orleans, Savannah, Ga., Charleston, S.C. and New York City at various times. His work as an interior designer was well known. His work was featured in articles in Architectural Digest, Southern Living, Veranda and the New Orleans Times Picayune. It was also shown on HGTV, CNN and A&E. Buzz was known for his elegant attire. Buzz was chosen the New Orleans Times Picayune/ Junior League Best Dressed Man of 2000. Buzz was a daily communicant at the St. Mary Basilica in Natchez. Buzz was preceded in death by his parents, Reuben l. Harper, Sr. and his mother, Julia Williams Harper. He is survived by his sister, Betty Jane Stone of Jackson; a son, Arrolyn L. Harper of Natchez; and long time friend, Leslie Wisinger of New Orleans. He is also survived by four nephews, Richard Stone, Jr. ( Patty) of Vicksburg, Dr. Reuben H. Stone, Sr. (June) of Jackson, Dr. William Stone, Sr. (Lisa) of Brandon and Buzz

Stone (Cherry) of Brentwood, Tenn.; great-nephews, Richard Stone III, Dixon Stone, Reuben Stone, Jr., William Stone, Jr. Isaac Stone and Jack Stone; great-nieces, Julia Morgan Stone and Sarah Elizabeth Stone; his former wife, Bobbie Hurley Harper of Palm Springs, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Robin

Terry of Blytheville, Ark.; and Dr. David Sibley ( Holley) of Mountain Brook, Ala. A memorial service will be Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at 6 p.m. at St. Mary Basilica in Natchez. It will be immediately followed by a celebration of Buzz’s remarkable life at the Prentiss Club. Memorials may be made

to St. Mary Basilica Family Life Center, 107 South Union Street, Natchez, MS 39120.





Mostly sunny with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the lower 40s

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 sunday-tuesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-70s; lows in the mid-50s

STATE FORECAST TOday Mostly sunny; highs in the mid-70s; lows in the lower 40s sunday-tuesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 70s; lows in the mid-50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 64º Low/past 24 hours............... 40º Average temperature......... 52º Normal this date................... 52º Record low..............26º in 1935 Record high............81º in 1917 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............2.13 inches Total/year.............. 10.34 inches Normal/month......4.37 inches Normal/year..........9.84 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................12:43 A.M. Most active................. 6:56 P.M. Active............................. 1:09 P.M. Most active.................. 7:22 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 5:57 Sunset tomorrow............... 5:58 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:33

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 13.4 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 10.2 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 6.6 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 8.1 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.7 | Change: 0.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 7.9 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................69.8 River....................................60.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 38.1 Monday.................................. 40.1 Tuesday.................................. 41.8 Memphis Sunday.................................... 17.8 Monday.................................. 19.3 Tuesday.................................. 20.7 Greenville Sunday.................................... 26.4 Monday.................................. 27.4 Tuesday.................................. 28.4 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 17.4 Monday.................................. 18.9 Tuesday.................................. 19.9


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RELIGION SATURDAY, F e b RUAR Y 26, 2011 • SE C TI O N B DEVOTION B2 | CHURCH EVENTS B3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Dad’s lack of interaction with son has mom worried Q: My husband seems more interested in fixing the house and sitting down with a glass of wine each evening than interacting with our 8-year-old son. He’s a good provider and a spiritual leader, but he doesn’t initiate playing catch or family activities of any kind. I’m feeling resentful about this, because I grew up in a family that did all kinds of fun things together on the weekends. FOCUS ON So what THE FAMILY should we do? Jim: Fatherhood is a very personal issue for me. My parents divorced when I was young, FOCUS ON so I had THE FAMILY very little contact with my biological dad. And my stepfather left when I was in fourth grade. The absence of a consistent father figure was devastating. It’s encouraging that your husband is a good provider and spiritual leader. Perhaps he just needs some motivation to help him engage with your son. I’d recommend two books that might be helpful. The first is “The Seven Secrets of Effective Fathers,” by my friend, Dr. Kenneth Canfield. The second book is Tim Sanford’s “Losing Control and Liking It.” Q: When my boys, ages 5 and 7 say, “That’s not fair,” I respond with, “It may not be equal, but it’s fair.” We’ve talked before about how they won’t always get the same thing at the same time, but they will be treated fairly. I have no idea why it’s worked, but the approach has been very successful for our family — in fact, they now say it to each other. Juli: As one of six kids, you can imagine how many times I said or heard those words, “It’s not fair!” Whether it’s a larger slice of pizza, more presents under the tree, or a later bedtime, kids will sniff out any sign of inequity. Although a key element of effective child rearing is consistency, parents must be flexible in applying the same principles to different kids at different times and in different situations. For example, while dishonesty should always be addressed as a serious offense, good parents must be sensitive to personality, motivation and age when deciding how to correct it. •


Nation saying goodbye to Holy Trinity Tuesday By Pamela Hitchins The Rev. Michael Nation will bid goodbye to his flock at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, at a service Tuesday night. Nation, rector of Holy Trinity since June 2001, is leaving to become a chaplain with the Seamen’s Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. Nation, whose Baton Rouge territory will include Vicksburg, announced his resignation Jan. 25. The Rt. Rev. Duncan Gray III, bishop of Mississippi, will preside over the liturgy in which Nation will relinquish his leadership of the church

If you go Mississippi Episcopal Bishop Duncan Gray III and the Rev. Michael Nation will conduct the Liturgy for the Ending of the Pastoral Relationship Tuesday at 6 p.m., as Nation ends his role as rector of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The church is at Monroe and South streets. For more information, call 601636-0542. and receive blessings for his new position. Holy Trinity’s choir master and organist Dorothy Brasfield said the evening will feature special musical selections by the Holy Trinity choir as well as visiting art-

Rev. Michael Nation

ists on bagpipe and percussion to supplement the liturgical hymnology. “It’s indicative of the wealth and scope that he carries of the music and the liturgy that has been associated with the Episcopal church

through the years,” Brasfield said. “He has helped us to learn and incorporate so much of that in our music at Holy Trinity and in the cultural life of our community.” Joining the choir will be a quartet of local singers, Judy and Jason Walker, Clarissa Davis and Paul Ballard, who will perform choral selections including the J.S. Bach Charles Gounod “Ave Maria” and John Rutter’s “The Lord is My Shepherd,” Brasfield said. Instrumentalists will include Kris Carmichael of Jackson on bagpipe, Allan Lessem on bassoon, Darcie Bishop and Elias Arredondo on trumpet and Lara Clem-

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ent, Sandy Shugars and Mihan McKenna on violin. While rector, Nation continued Holy Trinity’s tradition of holding the Lenten Arts performance series each year, and with Brasfield established The Conservatory of the Fine Arts, which provided music lessons to area students and occasional orchestral and choral concerts. His new position will allow him to remain a priest in the Diocese of Mississippi, and Nation plans to continue his involvement in diocesan life and ministry, including the annual “Christmas on the River” mission project.

Editor-in-chief Giovanni Maria Vian


Margo Preciado leads a Bible study group at the Weld County, Colo., Jail.

Sister Margo changing inmates’ lives By The Associated Press GREELEY, Colo. — His blue eyes gleam through the tears as his anguished face reddens beneath the harsh fluorescent lights. Mark, an inmate who did not give his last name, sits with 25 men crammed into a cinder-block-bound classroom built for maybe 15. His internal pain is evident. “Sister Margo” stops every few seconds as she paces the tiny room filled with men wearing orange jail scrubs, their hands flipping through the pages of their Bibles. “It’s OK. You can cry out to God,” the sprite woman of almost 70 says to Mark as she commands the group’s attention. “He’s the only one who can help you.” It’s Thursday night at the Weld County Jail. Margarita “Margo” Preciado takes her usual place in front of her Bible Boot Camp soldiers, preaching the word. She holds almost nightly prayer groups, working until 10 p.m. sometimes. On Saturdays, she’ll meet with jail inmates one-on-one, and on Sundays, she’s filling the pews at New Hope Christian Fellowship, often dancing with her joy — a practice she says helps her aching knees. During the week, after her morning rounds to hospice and four nursing homes and

‘I tell them, “Maybe at one time you never had that love, you were empty and no one cared for you. I don’t care, no matter what you’ve done.’” a nice walk through Bittersweet Park, she’ll attend inmates’ court hearings, saying nothing, but always sitting in the back, praying. She is there for the inmates, many times when no one else is. When an inmate is finished with his or her hearing, she slips out quietly. “I feel that I need to be there, praying,” Margo said. “You never know what’s going to happen.” Margo’s ministry only focuses on healing. “I tell them, ‘Maybe at one time you never had that love, you were empty and no one cared for you,’” Margo said. “I don’t care, no matter what you’ve done.” Back at the jail, she pushes the inmates to do better. “She’s helped us to realize that everyone has value,”

said Rigo Magana, senior pastor of New Hope. “No matter their background or lifestyle, they’re all important to God.” Margo’s driving force is her own son. David Preciado was sentenced to 48 years in prison when he was 21; he got out in 10 years, only to be killed six years later in a car crash. In August, it will be 10 years since his death. When David went to prison, Margo almost gave up. Then a minster approached her. “He said, ‘Here’s a Bible.’ I said ‘OK,’ put it away and I never used it. Finally, I figured I do need help. God put him in my path.” On visits to her son, Margo said he would push her. Never give up. As Bible Boot Camp came to a close during a recent visit, Sister Margo apologized for picking on Mark. “I feel relieved,” he said. She retorted with the conviction of a mother: “You’re gonna make it.”

Wearing her prayer shawl, Margarita “Margo” Preciado takes a prayer walk at Bittersweet Park.

‘Hip’ paper at Vatican is ruffling garments By The Associated Press VATICAN CITY — The headline was an eye-grabber: “Homer and Bart are Catholic.” That this homage to “The Simpsons” was splashed across the Vatican’s newspaper was odder still, hinting that as it nears its 150th year of publication, L’Osservatore Romano was trying to be relevant, hip, even a bit controversial. It wasn’t always so, and the pope’s newspaper is still full of dense treatises on obscure 15th century saints, papal discourses and appointments of bishops around the world — the stuff that makes L’Osservatore the Vatican’s official newspaper of record. But thanks to editor Giovanni Maria Vian who took over in 2007, the once sleepy, eight-page imprint has become a must-read. It has always been a paper not so much of news but ideas. The new popular slant, however, is a radical departure from tradition. But not everyone is pleased. American Catholic conservatives have trashed the changes. “All the confusion fit to print,” commentator Michael Novak wrote in the conservative National Review about what he said was the newspaper’s ignorance of the abortion debate in the United States after its sympathetic coverage of Barack Obama’s 2009 speech in which he asked for common ground on abortion. Vian, 58, dismisses the criticism and says Americans don’t actually read the newspaper but just media reports about it. Vian’s changes are paying off: circulation for weekly imprints is jumping from 350,000 to 400,000 this year thanks to a deal to include a weekly insert in an Italian paper. Advertising in 2010 was up 68 percent from a year earlier for the Italian daily edition, which has a circulation of about 13,000 to 15,000, Vian said.


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church events Antioch Baptist

Bypass Church of Christ

Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship, 10:30, Dr. Willie Nettle, minister.; consists of congregational and a cappella singing; observance of the Lord’s Supper. The Sweethearts Fellowship Meal will follow in annex; men handling. Brief devotional by Nettle after. Evening assembly is canceled. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free nondenominational Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601-638-6165.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Monday’s women’s Bible study on “Fear, How It Affects Us and How God Wants To Help Us Overcome It” begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m., followed by youth service at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bingham Memorial M.B. Services at Bingham Memorial M.B. Church, 1063 Green St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Dorothy Miles, superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday at 11. Covenant begins at 10:30 each second Sunday. Worship with Communion are each fourth Sunday at 11. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the fourth Sunday and at noon each fourth Saturday. The Rev. James Archer is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. The Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, will deliver the message. Evening services begin at 5 with mission organizations, youth and adult Bible study. Worship is at 6. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. LifeGroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (first-sixth graders) and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request. Call 601-636-2596.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Beverly Harris. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 4 with a meeting of the Church Council. Sanctuary choir practice and Bible drills are at 5.. Discipleship training is on break. Worship is at 6 with Bryant delivering the message. On Tuesday, GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, RAs, GAs and youths and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m.

Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary M.B. Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mission meeting is each third Sunday, covenant is each fourth Sunday and worship services are each first and fifth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Tuesday. Tuesday Night Live worship is each first Tuesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. A Christian Education program titled “Images of Jesus in Rock/Contemporary Music…” begins at 9 in the Sunday School Building. Choir practice begins at 9:30 in the parish hall. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the parish hall. Childcare is provided during the 10 a.m. service.The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m.. Elliott will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. Call 601-638-5899.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch speaking. On Wednesday, a ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Eighth Sunday after

devotion “And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly: and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23 • Some people get confused about when salvation happens. Let me see if I can shed some light on this subject. Salvation can be explained by using three verbal tenses in the English language. • The moment you repent and believe upon Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are saved. After that, you enter a process of sanctification where you are being saved from the power of sin. When you get to heaven, you will be saved from the presence of sin. • What happens when you enter into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ? You are justified immediately in your spirit. You are sanctified progressively in your soul. And you will be ultimately glorified in your body. • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: Epiphany at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30. Children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 to 11:30. Vestry meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Lunch Bunch group will meet at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday. Liturgy for the Ending of a Pastoral Relationship is at 6, followed by reception. On Wednesday, Evening prayer is at 5:35. Congregational supper is at 6. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Cool Spring M.B. Services at Cool Spring M.B. Church, 385 Falk Steel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion service is each first Sunday. Regular service is each third Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Youth services are each fifth Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Prayer service begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study. The Rev. Bryon T. Maxwell is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, Melody Makers and confirmants will meet on the stage in Floral Hall. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. UMYF and “MAAD” begin at 5. Ruth Circle meets at 6 p.m. Monday. Men’s breakfast and devotion is at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday. The UMW Executive Board will meet at 9:30 in the Agape classroom. Wednesday, supper at 5:15; children’s activities at 5:45; adult handbell rehearsal, a study continues, with Stockett and youth Bible study at 6; and chancel choir rehearsal at 7.

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. On Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake com-

munity, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. Walk in the fellowship hall weekdays at 8:30 a.m. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fourth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 Sunday and Wednesday night. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141.

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Call 601-629-3900 for the shuttle bus. E-mail Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50

with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Conference on aging is from 4 until 6 p.m. Sunday with Dr. Gary Mayfield, professor of sociology and social work at Mississippi College. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare, DivorceCare and Celebration Station begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and children’s choir at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is at 4:45. The Joy Fellowship meets at 11 a.m. Thursday. English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building.

Goodrum Baptist Services at Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6:30. Mike Pennock is pastor. Benny Still will lead music.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion service are at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer/Bible study meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. For transportation call 601-634-0759.

Grace Baptist

Services at First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Choir rehearsal is Saturday before the first Sunday at 3 p.m. and Saturday before the third Sunday at noon. The Rev. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. The deacons are meeting at 4:30 p.m. Discipleship training is at 5:30, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, Don Lum will be speaking about Outreach.

First Christian Church

Greater Grove Street

First Baptist

Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Chaplain Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by fellowship supper at 7.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown leading the service. Sunday school is at 10:45. Coordinating team will meet at 11:30. Fuse will meet at 6 p.m. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Meals on Wheels meets at 10:45 a.m. Al-Anon begins at noon. Junior high girls small group meets at 6. Chamber choir meets at 6:30. On Wednesday, Confirmation class begins at 4 p.m. Choir interns will meet at 4:45. Supper begins at 5 in Mansell Hall. Sanctuary choir practice, junior high small groups and Circle of Friends are at 6. Senior high small groups begin at 7. Weekend of Renewal Starts begins at 5 p.m. Friday.

Freemount A.M.E. Services at Freemount A.M.E. Church, 1190 Myles Station Road, Hermanville, are each first Sunday with Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Theodra Rowan is pastor. Call 601-702-0570.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial Untied Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11, followed by potluck dinner. The UMW businees meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, Midday Bible study at 12:30 p.m.; ministry team at 1:30. Choir practice at 6:30. On March 5, Day of Prayer and Self-Denial begins with prayer and reflection time from 8 -10 a.m., followed by a guest speaker from St. Andrews Mission. Soup and cornbread lunch will be served.

Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-2183911. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-834-8186. Kemp Burley Jr. is pastor.

Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist Services at Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist, 339 Alpine St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Regular worship and Communion are each first and third Sunday at 11 a.m. On Wednesday, Sunday preview begins at 5:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7. Deacon’s board meeting is each Wednesday before the third Sunday at 8 p.m.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7. The usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday after the Continued on, Page B3.

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church events Continued from, Page B2. service. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601-636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 7:30 a.m. with trustee meeting, followed by Sunday school at 8:30. Worship is at 10, followed by crock pot, potluck meal. Adult Bible study and children’s handbells begin at 5 p.m.; children’s activities and snack supper at 5:30; UMYF at 6. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Feeding the Homeless is at 5:30 p.m.; Cub Scouts at 6; Boy Scouts at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids at 4 p.m.; Prayer group at 6; Girl Scout leader meeting at 6:30. Dinner theater practice is Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, handbells at 5:45 p.m.; chancel choir at 7. Thursday’s Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m.; evangelism committee meeting at 5:30 p.m.; Spanish classes at 7. The Rev. Chris Young is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible on Adams Street. Call 601-5299636.

The House of Israel Services at The House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. with Sabbath school each Saturday. Evening services begin at 1 p.m. Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Friday. Radio Outreach Ministry is broadcast on 100.5 F.M. WRTM Sunday morning at 9. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 5 tonight with youth fellowship for ages 13-18. Services begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, a “Back to the Basics Bible Class” is at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5; Bible class is at 6; and choir rehearsal at 7. Free tutoring is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16 and Monday through Friday on WUFX-My 35.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church at 10:45. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training. Worship is at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice begins at 8. A nursery is available. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday

special events TODAY • Belmont M.B. — 4 p.m., Christian Women of Purpose; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Calvary Baptist — 10 a.m., citywide usher meeting; 601-4150151, 601-868-0112 or 601-636-3140; 406 Kline St. • Cool Spring — 5 p.m., Kevin Winters ordination; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor; 385 Falk Steel Road.

SUNDAY • Belmont M.B. — 8 a.m., black history program; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Christian Home No. 2 M.B. — 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day, dinner; the Rev. Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. • Clover Valley M.B. — 2 p.m., the Rev. Samuel Jones installation service; the Rev. Bobby Burks, pastor of Friendship M.B., and choir; 7670 Mississippi 27. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 8:30 a.m., College Day and black history program; the Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist — 3 p.m., black history program; Curtis Ross, pastor; 339 Alpine St. • Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 11 a.m., youth black history event; Gregory Butler, pastor; 907 Farmer St. • Living Word Baptist — 3 p.m., 11th church anniversary with Mount Pigsah Baptist and the Rev. Dennis Redden, pastor; Daphine Ferguson, 601-638-8832; 1519 Lummie St. • Mercy Seat M.B. — 11 a.m., honoring the late James Walton, deacon; 5 Dos Casas Lane. • Mount Moriah M.B. — Noon, youth day; Tony Yarber and Elzie O’Neal, speakers; Edwards. • Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. — 10 a.m., black history program; Larry Brown, pastor; 920 Fifth North St. • Mount Zion Church of God in Christ — Noon, Women’s Day; Mary Williams, speaker; Percy Herrington, pastor; Fayette. • Oak Chapel M.B. — 11 a.m., black history program; Dominique Erves, soloist; the Rev. Dellie C. Robinson, pastor; 8140 Freetown Road. • Rose Hill M.B. — 3 p.m., 22nd anniversary of pastor Walter L. Weathersby and wife, Rosa; 683 Stenson Road. • St. Luke Freewill Baptist — 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day; Elder Billy Bennet, pastor; 91 Young Alley. school. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Free breakfast is served each first and third Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Adrian Clark is pastor.

Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship begins at 6:30. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. The youths will sponsor a black history presentation Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

man Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Evening worship is at 6. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Activities at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin tonight at 5:30 with fellowship supper. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Sexagesima Sunday will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

King Solomon Baptist

Mercy Seat Baptist

Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin at 8:15 a.m. with “The Hour of Soul-Saving Power.” The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. The praise team will provide the music. Worship is at 10 with Bernard delivering the message. The senior choir will provide the music. Sunday school for the youths is at 11. A nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The message can be heard at 11 a.m. on WTRM 100.5 and on WJIW 104.7 and KJIW 94.5 at 7 p.m. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and at noon on Friday. CDs or DVDs of the Sunday message may be obtained by calling 601-6387658. For transportation, call 601-831-4387 a day ahead.

Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. During worship the unveiling of the chair of James Walton, deacon will take place. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sher-

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Holy Communion begins at 11. Youth worship is each first Sunday at 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer meeting is at 7 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at

• Warren County Sunday School Institute — 2 p.m., Quarterly Review; music by choir; the Rev. Alfred Lassiter, speaker; Zion Travelers M.B. , 1701 Poplar St.

MONDAY • Gospel Temple M.B. — 7 p.m., 90th church anniversary; the Revs. Joe Harris Jr., Curtis Ross, John H. Williams, Melvin Bolden and Kemp Burley, speakers; Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 6:30 p.m., revival with Bishop Calvin Blake, guest speaker; Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.


• Gospel Temple M.B. — 7 p.m., 90th church anniversary; the Revs. Joe Harris Jr., Curtis Ross, John H. Williams, Melvin Bolden and Kemp Burley, speakers; Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 6:30 p.m., revival with Bishop Calvin Blake, guest speaker; Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.


• Gospel Temple M.B. — 7 p.m., 90th church anniversary; the Revs. Joe Harris Jr., Curtis Ross, John H. Williams, Melvin Bolden and Kemp Burley, speakers; Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 6:30 p.m., revival with Bishop Calvin Blake, guest speaker; Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.


• Gospel Temple M.B. — 7 p.m., 90th church anniversary; the Revs. Joe Harris Jr., Curtis Ross, John H. Williams, Melvin Bolden and Kemp Burley, speakers; Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — Noon, prayer “Come and Dine With the Father”; Minister Darlene Whittington, 601-6292156; Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.

FRIDAY • Gospel Temple M.B. — 7 p.m., 90th church anniversary; the Revs. Joe Harris Jr., Curtis Ross, John H. Williams, Melvin Bolden and Kemp Burley, speakers; Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • Nazarene — 7 p.m., prayer conference; 601-634-0082; 3428 Wisconsin Ave.

9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; all start at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study/intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study is at 7. For transportation, call 601-636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B.

Mount Givens M.B. Services at Mount Givens M.B. Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Alice Scott is teacher. Sarah Cosey is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., led by the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor. Choir rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. each third and fourth Friday.

Mount Hebron M.B. First Sunday services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 2 p.m. each first Saturday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday, all are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim

Mount Carmel Ministries

Services at Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church, 122 Union Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third and fifth Sunday. Worship begins at 9 a.m. each first and fourth Sunday. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday before the first and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr. is pastor.

Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For transportation, call 601-638-9015.

Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday. Worship is each fifth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Mount Zion

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first

Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9 today with Knowing God For Real. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship is at 10:25. Intercessory prayer is Monday. Christian Education class is Tuesday. Bible class is Wednesday. All begin at 6 p.m. Michelle King is pastor. Apostle Clarence Walsh is pastor and founder. Lavern Walsh is overseer. Call 601-301-0586.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-4560215. Visit

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27, Edwards, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 with Tommie L. Moore, associate minister, delivering the message. On Thursday, Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. James O. Bowman is pastor.

New Rock of Ages M.B. Services at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Ernestine Boone is superintendent. Worship is at 11. Choir rehearsal begins at 2:30 p.m. each second and third Saturday. Mission meeting begins at 4 p.m. Monday after the third Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 5. For transportation call, 601629-0088. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school; children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11; Kids Time at 5 p.m.; Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7.

Oak Chapel M.B. Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, Bovina community, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school under the direction of Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Worship is each first, third and fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. Saturday before the fifth Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. before the first and third Continued on, Page B4.


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church events W. Morris is pastor; 601-6362483.

Sunday. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046.

Oakland Baptist

Porters Chapel U.M.C.

Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Children’s church and worship are at 10:45. Music is led by Bryson Haden. Special music is by the children’s choir, under the direction of Casey Winningham. The Rev. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver the messages of the day. Children’s choir and evening worship begin at 6, followed by finger food fellowship. Ladies Night Out is at 7 p.m. Monday at Cracker Barrell Restaurant. On Wednesday, the youths will meet at 6:15 p.m.; AWANAS at 6:30; prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided for all services.

Movie Night at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begins at 5 with dinner, movie starts at 6:15. Reservations required, $12 and $6 for children under the age of 12. Services begin at 7 a.m. with the Men’s Club; service at 8:30; Good News Discussion Group at 9:45; Sunday school at 10; traditional worship at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead music. A nursery is provided for ages up to 5. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Call 601636-2966.

Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

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Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered and a nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship are at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601953-6812.

Pleasant Green Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mission ministry meets Saturday before the first and third Sunday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite and a special time for children. Colt Lee and Rachel Neumann will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided.Confirmation class begins at 6 p.m. Kidz Klub meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice is at 6:30. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-6367177.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night is at 7. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11. Evening worship is at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Bible study/ prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Pleasant Hill M.B.

Rose Hill M.B.

Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer/ Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Services at Rose Hill M.B. Church, 683 Stenson Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Morris Shelton is deacon and superintendent. Leon Davis is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11. The 22nd anniversary of Walter Weathersby, pastor, and wife, Rosa, begins at 3 p.m.

Pleasant Valley M.B.

St. Alban’s Episcopal

Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship begins at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Activities for St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin tonight at 6 with a House Blessing at the All Saints Episcopal School Rectory. Supper Club will follow with the Rev. John Stone Jenkins, special guest. Services for the Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector. Choir practice is at 9:45; Christian Education at 9:50; Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 11 with Jenkins preaching and celebrating. Childcare is provided at the 11 a.m. service. Tuesday’s Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and Healing service are at 6 p.m. Call 601-636-6687.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members class, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, Covenant Nursing Home ministry begins at 6 p.m. Bible Institute begins at 7. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Eighth Sunday after Epiphany at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison. Professional counseling is

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Last Sunday of the Last Judgment (Meatfare Sunday); Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lebanese dinner at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. The Very Rev. John

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St. Luke Church of God Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by an evangelism service each first and third Friday. Choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Luke Freewill Services at St. Luke Freewill Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time at 9 a.m; daily Mass is 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Devotion to the Blessed Mother at 7 p.m. each Monday; choir rehearsal at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. CCD/CYO classes are each Sunday after mass. Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany with Holy Communion, Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Church meeting will follow the service. Coffee and snacks are available before and after the service.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Sacrament of Penance is at 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith should call 601-636-3445.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight; Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.; Rosary Saturdays at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. R.C.I.A. program is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. First Friday, Mass and

Anointing of the Sick are at 7 am., followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7 p.m.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Communion service are at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:35 a.m. each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Dr. Willie Jones is pastor.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Dinner will follow at noon. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, worship is at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Adult choir practice begins at 4 p.m; Bible study at 5; and worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047.

Temple of Christ Services at Temple of Christ, 1922 Pearl St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11:00. Women of Destiny ministries meets each second Sunday at 10 a.m. Communion is each first and third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer lines are open from 10 until 11 a.m.; call 601-415-0431. Intercessory prayer begins at noon. On Thursday, intercessory prayers begin at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study. On Saturday, praise dance/choir rehearsal begins at 1 p.m. Outreach ministry meets at 9 a.m. each third Saturday at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. Ministry and healing classes are each Saturday at 10 a.m. until March 19. Delphine Taylor is pastor.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Music is by the United Voices. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. A nursery is available. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/ prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school; worship at 10:45; Turning Point classes at 4:45 p.m.; and worship at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. The Gathering and age-graded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m.

Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30. with Mike Fields, pastor. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6 p.m. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30.Worship is at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday. Usher/ Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday. For transportation, call 601218-1319. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

Vicksburg Nazarene Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship Celebration begins at 10:50. Hispanic Sunday service is at 3 p.m. The last Sunday of the month the English and Spanish congregations combine for the morning service with dinner on the grounds to follow. The English congregation has missionary service the last Sunday night of each month. On Wednesday, youth activities begin with sports at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6, followed by Bible study at 7. Worship Team practice begins at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Thursday night is “The Furnace” Prayer Meeting open to all. The Hispanic congregation meets at 7 p.m. Friday for Bible study/fellowship. Men’s Prayer Breakfast is held the first Saturday of the month at 8:00 a.m. A prayer conference is set for March 4 and 5. Call 601634-0082 or visit The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. The Rev. Kuhrman Cox is pastor emeritus.

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited to participate. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Marvin E. Crutis Jr., pastor. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening service begins at 6 with Curtis. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. The website is The e-mail address is

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching the sermon. Elder Jim Harrison will assist. Youths will meet at 4:30 p.m. Kids Klub will meet at 5. Worship is at 6 with Reiber, preaching. Mark Monroe will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided. Meals on Wheels meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday. On Wednesday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m. and prayer begins at 7:15. Wellspring begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Praise and testimony service is at 5 p.m., followed by birthday/ anniversary fellowship. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with youth and children’s ministries. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV101.3-FM or Sunday night activities begin with Awana at 4:45, followed by worship and youth Bible study at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family night supper begins at 5. Reservations must be made by noon Tuesday. Children’s mission, music and Underground Connections for the youths are at 5:40. Midweek service begins at 6. Call 601-636-5320.

The Word Church The Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:30. Bible Class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Hour of Power Prayer. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Revival begins Sunday night at 6:30 and continues through Wednesday night with Bishop Calvin Blake, guest speaker. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor.

Word of Faith Services of Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God Youth Ministry begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided for all services. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder; 601-638-2500 or

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Eddie James Lee, is deacon and assistant superintendent. The following activities begin at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is on Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday followed by Bible


SPORTS saturday, februar y 26, 2011 • SEC TI O N C PUZZLES c5 | CLASSIFIEDS c6

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Belmont hands MSU first defeat From staff reports

Magic’s man Howard has 40 points, 15 rebounds as Orlando beats Thunder/c3

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


Vicksburg hosts Terry Today, 1 p.m. WC hosts Hazlehurst Today, 1 p.m. VHS hosts Hazlehurst Today, 4 p.m. St. Al vs. Neshoba Central Today, 3 p.m. at Kosicusko

ON TV 3 p.m. WJTV - The Ole Miss Rebels try to keep pace in the chase for the No. 2 spot in the SEC West when they host Alabama, which has already clinched the division title.

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Warren central’s Bill McRight runs to first as Terry pitcher Weston Stringer scoops a throw to first base on Friday night. McRight made it safely to first. Below, Warren central players cheer on their teammates in the second inning. Terry won the season opener for both teams, 4-3.

Vikings fall just short in opener By Jeff Byrd A good, tight game to begin the season ended, fittingly, with a play at the plate. Terry catcher Matt Knight tagged out Warren Central’s Trey Prentiss for the final out Friday night, completing a game-ending double play that preserved a 4-3 victory for the Bulldogs in the season opener for both teams. Prentiss tried to score on a ground ball hit by Brandon Gates to second base with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Gates was retired on the grounder, then Terry first baseman Nick Wilson fired to the plate to get Prentiss for the final out. Warren Central coach Josh Abraham said the Vikings wanted to execute a wheel play and he took the blame for it not working.

WhO’S hOT ALEX YARBROUGH Ole Miss infielder had two hits and two RBIs in a 4-2 victory over Houston on Friday. Story/c3

SEc title game staying in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — The Southeastern Conference has agreed to keep its football title game at the Georgia Dome through the 2017 season. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive announced the deal Friday, adding two years to the existing five-year contract. “The Georgia Dome and the Georgia World Congress Center has shown year-in and year-out that it is an outstanding host for our event,” Slive said in a news release. The game was held for two years in Birmingham, Ala., before moving to Atlanta in 1994. All but one of the games held at the 70,000-seat Georgia Dome has been a sellout. The NFL’s Atlanta Falcons are working to build a new outdoor stadium near the Georgia Dome, but officials have stressed that the indoor facility must remain open to host events such as the SEC championship and basketball’s Final Four.

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VhS postponed Vicksburg High’s seasonopener against Hazlehurst was postponed Friday night because of wet conditions at Bazinsky Field. The game, which marks the debut of Cody Zumbro as VHS coach, will be made up as the second half of a doubleheader today. The Gators will face Terry at 1 p.m. and Hazlehurst at 4. “We had a wheel play on and that one is on me,” Abraham said. “We didn’t work on it enough. If there was some indecision it was because we should’ve worked more on it in practice.” Abraham noted this was the first game for a Viking team that lost six starters from last year’s Division See Vikings, Page C3.

All good things must come to an end. That includes Mississippi State’s five-game winning streak to start the season. Dylan Craig hit a two-run, inside-the-park home run in the top of the ninth inning Friday to give Belmont a stunning 2-1 victory over Mississippi State. It was the Bulldogs’ first loss in six games this season and ended a dominating stretch in which they outscored their opponents 46-9. Craig’s homer spoiled another strong outing by MSU’s pitching staff. Devin Jones allowed five hits and struck out five in eight Devin innings, and Jones took a 1-0 lead into the ninth. Derek Hamblen led College off with a baseball single, howroundup ever, and Craig followed with his inside-the-park homer to put Belmont (3-3) in front. “Devin really pitched well,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “We left him out there because he was our best chance to get a ground ball effort. It is a frustrating loss because we really pitched it well today.” Caleb Reed relieved Jones and retired the side in order, but the Bulldogs (5-1) were unable to muster a rally in the bottom of the ninth. Jonathan Ogden was hit by a pitch with one out to put the tying run on base, then Ryan Collins grounded into a game-ending double play on the next pitch. Mississippi State’s only run came in the second inning when Daryl Norris scored on a double play. The Bulldogs had only six hits against three Belmont pitchers. Game two of the threegame series is set for today at 2 p.m. at Dudy Noble Field in Starkville.

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Bulldogs bid farewell to Cristil today at Tennessee From staff reports When the final horn sounds tonight in Tennessee’s Thompson-Bolling Arena, more than a basketball game will end. So will an era. Mississippi State fans will bid farewell to Jack Cristil, the longtime play-by-play man whose voice has called Bulldog football and basketball games for more than a half-century. The 85-yearold Cristil, citing health concerns, announced his retirement earlier this week. “It’s been an honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to work with a legend such as Jack Cristil, the greatest sports announcer of all time,” said Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury. “I was always amazed with how he was able to control his thoughts, and how he was never lost for words. I consider Jack a close friend, and

On the air Today, 5 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee TV: ESPN Radio: 105.5 FM Jack Cristil I will dearly miss our pregame and postgame conversations. There will never be another one like him.” Stansbury, in his 13th season in Starkville, is the second-longest tenured basketball coach in the Southeastern Conference — and still has only been on the bench for about a quarter of the games Cristil has called. There have been 100 dif different SEC football coaches and 92 basketball coaches in the 58 years Cristil has been behind a microphone. Bear Bryant was coaching at Ken-

tucky during Cristil’s first football season in Starkville, and Darrell Royal was MSU’s coach in his second. Cristil broadcast games during 11 different presidencies and in seven decades. Georgia Tech and Tulane were still SEC members when he began his career in 1953. Cristil’s broadcast partner, Jim Ellis, will assume the lead play-by-play role. Ellis has been in the booth for a remarkable 32 years — and is still MSU’s junior broadcaster by more than two

decades. Tonight’s game will be televised by ESPN, which is expected to pay tribute to Cristil. Thousands of Mississippi State fans will surely do the same by turning down the volume on the TV and flipping on the radio, listening one last time to the voice so many have come to know as the sound of the Bulldogs. “Jack Cristil has connected with generations of Bulldog fans and is an icon for all who love the Maroon and White,” Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said earlier this week. “No school’s broadcaster is as synonymous with their institution as Jack Cristil is with Mississippi State. Jack’s decision leaves a large void. All Mississippians appreciate his dedication and sacrifice, and he will always be the Voice of the Bulldogs.” While the game will always

be remembered as Cristil’s goodbye, it’s also an important one on the court for the Bulldogs. Mississippi State (14-13, 6-7) is tied for second in the SEC West with Arkansas, and just a game ahead of Ole Miss with three to play. The top two teams get a bye in the first round of the SEC Tournament. Mississippi State and Arkansas face each other Wednesday night in Fayetteville, making today’s action crucial. Arkansas plays at Auburn this afternoon. Ole Miss hosts Alabama, which has clinched the SEC West title. Tennessee (17-11, 7-6) is also in a muddled race in the Eastern Division, tied with Kentucky and Georgia for third place. All three teams are a game behind Vanderbilt. Florida has clinched the division championship.


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BY tHe assoCIateD Press AUTO RACING 1 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, qualifying for Bashas’ Supermarkets 200, at Avondale, Ariz. 2:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, qualifying for Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NASCAR, Nationwide Series, Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 10 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Winternationals, at Pomona, Calif. (tape) BOWLING 9 p.m. ESPN2 - PBA, U.S. Open GOLF 9 a.m. TGC - LPGA, HSBC Women’s Champions (tape) 11 a.m. TGC - PGA Tour/WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship 1 p.m. NBC - PGA Tour/WGC, Accenture Match Play Championship 5:30 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Mayakoba Classic (tape) NBA 7:30 p.m. WGN - Chicago at Milwaukee NBADL 10 p.m. Versus - Bakersfield at Idaho WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 9:30 p.m. FSN - UCLA at Arizona St. RODEO 7 p.m. Versus - PBR, St. Louis Invitational NHL 1 p.m. FSN - Nashville at Dallas


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golF Holmes, Watson rolling at Match Play MARANA, Ariz. — Bubba Watson overpowered two-time champion Geoff Ogilvy on Friday and rolled into the quarterfinals of the Match Play Championship with a performance so dominant he has played only 43 holes in three days. Martin Kaymer of Germany, the No. 2 seed, had to rally against Hunter Mahan to reach the quarterfinals. He was 2 down with six holes remaining when he won two straight holes, pulled ahead with an 8-foot birdie on the 16th, then closed him out when Mahan hit another poor chip on the 17th hole that is sure to stoke memories of the Ryder Cup. Meanwhile, some of the kids were on their way home from Dove Mountain. Rickie Fowler, the 22-year-old American who gave Phil Mickelson his worst loss ever in this tournament, made a spirited rally against Matt Kuchar until losing on the 17th hole. The amazing run of 17-yearold Matteo Manassero also ended when Luke Donald built a big lead on the Italian until closing him out on 16th hole. And the most unlikely quarterfinalist? That might be J.B. Holmes, who only got into the 64-man field Tuesday when Tim Clark withdrew. Having never seen The Ritz-Carlton Club until his opening match, Holmes beat 23-year-old Jason Day on the 18th hole. In other matches: • Y.E. Yang advanced to the quarterfinals by winning the last three holes to beat U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell, 3 and 2. • Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain, at 47 the oldest man in the field, beat Ben Crane 7 and 6. • Ryan Moore beat Nick Watney in 19 holes.


BY tHe assoCIateD Press Feb. 26 1935 — Babe Ruth is released by the New York Yankees and signed by the Boston Braves. 1981 — The Boston Bruins beat the Minnesota North Stars 5-1 in a game marred by fights. The teams set an NHL record with 84 penalties worth 392 minutes, and 12 players are ejected. 1987 — Michael Jordan scores 58 points, the most by a Chicago player in a regular-season game, to lead the Bulls over the New Jersey Nets 128-113. 2010 — The Americans are guaranteed 36 medals at the Vancouver Winter Olympics by winning a silver and a bronze in short-track speedskating and clinching two more when the men’s hockey team and men’s team pursuit in speedskating advance to medal events. The haul tops the U.S. record of 34 set at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and matches the record for the most by any country at any Winter Olympics, set by Germany in Salt Lake City.

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scoreboard College BaseBall SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Vanderbilt .....................6 0 0 0 Florida...........................5 1 0 0 South Carolina .............4 0 0 0 Tennessee....................3 1 0 0 Kentucky.......................2 4 0 0 Georgia.........................1 4 0 0


All Games Conference W L W L Ole Miss ......................6 0 0 0 LSU...............................4 0 0 0 Arkansas.......................4 0 0 0 Mississippi St. ............5 1 0 0 Alabama .......................4 1 0 0 Auburn ..........................2 3 0 0 Friday’s Games SE Louisiana 6, Alabama 2 South Carolina 10, Southern Illinois 6 Tennessee 4, Canisius 0 Arkansas 3, Utah 2 Radford 8, Auburn 6 Illinios-Chicago 10, Kentucky 8 Belmont 2, Mississippi St. 1 Florida 9, Boston College 3 Baylor 4, Georgia 2 Vanderbilt 2, Stanford 1 Ole Miss 4, Houston 2 LSU 12, Holy Cross 3 Today’s Games Illinois-Chicago at Kentucky, Noon Alabama at South Alabama, 1 p.m. Baylor at Georgia, 1 p.m. Canisius at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Utah at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Stanford at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Southern Illinois at South Carolina, 2 p.m. Holy Cross at LSU, 3 p.m. Radford at Auburn, 3 p.m. Boston College at Florida, 4 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Alabama vs. Central Florida, at Mobile, 11 a.m. Boston College at Florida, Noon Baylor at Georgia, Noon Illinois-Chicago at Kentucky, Noon Canisius at Tennessee, Noon Utah at Arkansas, 12:35 p.m. Stanford at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Radford at Auburn, 1 p.m. Holy Cross at LSU, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 1 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 1 p.m. Southern Illinois at South Carolina, 1:30 p.m.


All Games Conference W L W L UCF ..............................5 0 0 0 Southern Miss ............5 1 0 0 Houston ........................4 1 0 0 Memphis .......................4 1 0 0 East Carolina................3 1 0 0 Marshall ........................3 1 0 0 2 0 0 Tulane...........................3 Rice ..............................3 3 0 0 UAB ..............................2 3 0 0 Friday’s Games Virginia 10, East Carolina 1 Memphis 5, Kennesaw St. 4 UAB 4, Xavier 2 Marshall 3, Lipscomb 2 Rice 10, Southern Cal 7 Tulane 5, George Washington 4 Troy 4, Southern Miss 3 UCF 9, South Alabama 4 Ole Miss 4, Houston 2 Today’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. Sunday’s Games Alabama vs. Central Florida, at Mobile, 11 a.m. George Washington at Tulane, 11 a.m. East Carolina at Virginia, Noon Memphis at Kennesaw St., Noon Xavier at UAB, Noon Marshall at Lipscomb, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Troy, 1 p.m. Southern Cal at Rice, 1 p.m.

Mississippi schedule

Friday’s Games Belmont 2, Mississippi St. 1 Spring Hill 12, Tougaloo 0 Belhaven 5, LSU-Alexandria 1 Ill.-Springfield 19, Alcorn St. 14 Troy 4, Southern Miss 3 Fla. International 11, Miss. Valley St. 5 Mississippi College 19, Mary Hardin-Baylor 4 Ole Miss 4, Houston 2 Millsaps at Piedmont, (n) Today’s Games Illinois-Springfield at Alcorn St., Noon Mary Hardin-Baylor at Miss. College, Noon (DH) Miss. Valley St. at FIU, Noon (DH) Jackson St. at Texas Southern, 1 p.m. (DH) Delta St. at Columbus St., 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. Millsaps vs. Adrian College, 2 p.m., at Demorest, Ga. Belmont at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Piedmont 2, Millsaps 1 Sunday’s Games Southern Miss at Troy, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at Houston, 1 p.m. Jackson St. at Texas Southern, 1 p.m. Delta St. at Columbus St., 1 p.m. Belmont at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Fla. International, 3 p.m.

Friday’s Scores SOUTH California 17, Coastal Carolina 0 Clemson 15, Cincinnati 4 Dayton 5, Gardner-Webb 3 Duke 6, Villanova 1 Florida 9, Boston College 3 Florida St. 14, Hofstra 3 Georgia St. 5, W. Illinois 0 High Point 7, Temple 2 Ill.-Chicago 10, Kentucky 8 Ill.-Springfield, 19, Alcorn St. 14, 11 innings Jacksonville St. 10, Middle Tennessee 2 Louisiana-Lafayette 4, Sienna 3, 10 innings Belmont 2, Mississippi St. 1 Manhattan 11, W. Carolina 6 Marshall 3, Lipscomb 2 McNeese St. 7, Louisiana Tech 6 North Carolina 10, Seton Hall 5 N.C. State 13, Pacific 4 Northwestern St. 10, New Orleans 1 Rhodes 6, Emory 3 South Carolina 10, S. Illinois 6 SE Louisiana 6, Alabama 2 Southern U. 7, UC Irvine 1 Stephen F. Austin 7, Louisiana-Monroe 1 Tennessee 4, Canisius 0 Toledo 3, Louisville 1 UC-Irvine 7, Southern U. 1 Virginia Tech 17, Niagara 9

SOUTHWEST Arkansas 3, Utah 2 Creighton 4, New Mexico 3 Ole Miss 4, Houston 2 Sam Houston St. 11, N. Colorado 4

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College basketball on Tv 10 a.m. ESPNU - Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio) 11 a.m. CBS - Syracuse at Georgetown 11 a.m. ESPN - Missouri at Kansas State 11 a.m. FSN - Boston College at Virginia Noon ESPN2 - Wichita State at Missouri State 1 p.m. CBS - BYU at San Diego State 1 p.m. ESPN - State John’s at Villanova 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Memphis at UTEP 3 p.m. WJTV - Alabama at Ole Miss 3 p.m. ESPN - Kansas at Oklahoma 3 p.m. CBS Coll. Sports - Lehigh at Holy Cross 4 p.m. FSN - Wake Forest at Clemson 5 p.m. ESPN - Mississippi State at Tennessee 5 p.m. CBS Coll. Sports - UAB at Houston 6 p.m. FSN - South Carolina at Georgia 6 p.m. ESPNU - Seton Hall at Notre Dame 7 p.m. ESPN2 - UC Santa Barbara at Long Beach State 7 p.m. CBS Coll. Sports - New Mexico at TCU 8 p.m. ESPN - Duke at Virginia Tech 8 p.m. ESPNU - Texas A&M at Baylor 10 p.m. ESPNU - Cal Poly at Cal State Fullerton

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Terry.........................................200 002 0 — 4 7 2 Warren Central .......................200 001 0 — 3 6 1 WP-Westin Stringer. S-Dylan Hodges. LP-Devon Bell. 3B-Cody Dwyer (T). 2B-Josh Townes (T). Multiple hits-Townes (T) 2, Bill McRight (WC).


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

L 15 27 29 41 43

Pct .732 .518 .500 .293 .271

Southeast Division

W Miami ............................43 Orlando.........................37 Atlanta ..........................34 Charlotte .......................26 Washington...................15

L 16 22 23 32 42

Central Division

W Chicago ........................39 Indiana..........................26 Milwaukee.....................22 Detroit ...........................21 Cleveland......................11

L 17 31 35 39 47

W San Antonio..................48 Dallas............................41 New Orleans ................35 Memphis .......................32 Houston ........................28

L 10 16 25 27 31

GB — 12 13 25 26 1/2

Pct .729 .627 .596 .448 .263

GB — 6 8 16 1/2 27

Pct .696 .456 .386 .350 .190

GB — 13 1/2 17 1/2 20 29

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division Pct .828 .719 .583 .542 .475

GB — 6 1/2 14 16 1/2 20 1/2

Northwest Division

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

L 21 25 25 27 46

Pacific Division

W L L.A. Lakers ...................40 19 Phoenix.........................29 27 Golden State ................26 30 L.A. Clippers.................21 37 Sacramento ..................14 42 ——— Friday’s Games Charlotte 110, Sacramento 98 Utah 95, Indiana 84 Philadelphia 110, Detroit 94 Phoenix 110, Toronto 92 Cleveland 115, New York 109 Miami 121, Washington 113 New Orleans 95, Minnesota 81 Orlando 111, Oklahoma City 88 San Antonio 106, New Jersey 96 Atlanta at Golden State, (n) L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, (n) Denver at Portland, (n) Today’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. Sunday’s Games Phoenix at Indiana, 11 a.m. L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 1:30 Golden State at Minnesota, 4 p.m. Philadelphia at Cleveland, 4 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 5 p.m. Dallas at Toronto, 5 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Memphis at San Antonio, 6 p.m. New York at Miami, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 9:30 p.m.

Pct .632 .576 .561 .542 .220

GB — 3 4 5 24

Pct .678 .518 .464 .362 .250

GB — 9 1/2 12 1/2 18 1/2 24 1/2

mHsaa Tournament Boys Class 6A

Wednesday Vicksburg vs. Pascagoula, 2:30 p.m. Meridian vs. Starkville, 8 p.m. March 5 Championship game, 8:30 p.m.

Class 5A

Tuesday Lanier vs. Forest Hill, 2:30 p.m. Wayne County vs. Provine, 8 p.m. March 5 Championship game, 2:30 p.m.

Class 4A

Monday Rosa Fort vs. Pass Christian, 2:30 p.m. St. Stanislaus vs. New Albany, 8 p.m. March 4 Championship game, 8:30 p.m.

Class 3A

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled


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 PCT 22 5 .815 20 7 .741 19 8 .704 18 9 .667 17 11 .607 14 12 .538


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 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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

Friday Booneville 60, Forest 50 Corinth 68, Velma Jackson 54 Thursday Booneville vs. Corinth, 2:30 p.m.

Class 2A

Today Bruce vs. Richton, 2:30 p.m. Piney Woods vs. Calhoun City, 8 p.m. March 4 Championship game, 2:30 p.m.

Class 1A Friday

Dexter 72, Myrtle 68 Today Durant vs. Drew, 10:30 a.m. Thursday Dexter vs. Durant or Drew, 8:30 p.m. ———

Girls Class 6A

Wednesday Horn Lake vs. Meridian, 1 p.m. Jim Hill vs. Northwest Rankin, 6:30 p.m. March 5 Championship game, 7 p.m.

Class 5A

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


Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT .692 21 6 .778 Southern Miss . 9 4 Memphis ............ 9 4 .692 21 7 .750 UAB ................... 9 4 .692 19 7 .731 UTEP ................. 8 5 .615 20 8 .714 SMU................... 8 5 .615 17 10 .630 Tulsa.................. 8 5 .615 15 12 .556 Marshall ............. 7 6 .538 19 9 .679 East Carolina..... 6 7 .462 14 13 .519 UCF ................... 4 9 .308 17 9 .654 Houston ............. 4 9 .308 12 14 .462 Rice ................... 4 9 .308 12 15 .444 Tulane................ 2 11 .154 12 14 .462 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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

Tuesday Lanier vs. West Jones, 1 p.m. McComb vs. Callaway, 6:30 p.m. March 5 Championship game, 1 p.m.

Class 4A

Monday New Albany vs. South Jones, 1 p.m. Lawrence County vs. Pontotoc, 6:30 p.m. March 4 Championship game, 7 p.m.

Class 3A

Friday Ripley 73, SE Lauderdale 63, OT Choctaw Central 61, Belmont 49 Thursday Ripley vs. Choctaw Central, 1 p.m.

Class 2A

Today New Site vs. Lake, 1 p.m. Scott Central vs. J.Z. George, 6:30 p.m. March 4 Championship game, 1 p.m.

Class 1A

Friday H.W. Byers 49, Bogue Chitto 37 Today Ethel vs. Coldwater, 9 a.m. Thursday H.W. Byers vs. Ethel or Coldwater, 1 p.m.

TraNsaCTioNs FooTBall

National Football League

CHICAGO BEARS—Signed coach Lovie Smith to a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Named Edgar Bennett wide receivers coach, Jerry Fontenot running backs coach, Joel Hilgenberg offensive quality control coach and John Rushing assistant wide receivers/special teams coach. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed CB Stanford Routt to a three-year contract.



College BaskeTBall Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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. Sunday’s Games No. 2 Ohio St. vs. Indiana, 3 p.m. No. 4 Pittsburgh at No. 16 Louisville, 1 p.m. No. 8 Purdue at Michigan St., Noon No. 12 Wisconsin vs. Northwestern, 5 p.m. No. 14 Connecticut at Cincinnati, 11 a.m. No. 19 North Carolina vs. Maryland, 6:45 p.m. No. 25 Xavier at Dayton, Noon

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Mississippi Schedule

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9 Duke vs. No. 13 North Carolina, 4 p.m. 10 Michigan St. at Minnesota, 1 p.m. 14 Florida St. vs. Clemson, 1 p.m. 15 Maryland at Boston College, Noon 12 Miami at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m. 22 Georgia at Florida, 1 p.m. 20 Kentucky at Auburn, 1 p.m. 21 Marist vs. Fairfield, 1 p.m.

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 11 .522 Alabama A&M ... 9 5 .643 12 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 Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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

WomeN’s BaskeTBall Women’s Top 25 Schedule

Friday’s Game No. 21 Marist 64, Siena 48 Today’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. Sunday’s Games No. 3 Baylor at No. 16 Oklahoma, 4 p.m. No. 4 Tennessee vs. LSU, 1 p.m. No. 5 Texas A&M at Texas, 2 p.m. No. 6 Xavier at Temple, 3 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: 7-5-8 La. Pick 4: 8-0-4-4 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

Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Vicksburg Post



Rebels remain perfect; Troy tops Southern Miss

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dwight Howard had 40 points and 15 rebounds, powering the Orlando Magic to a 111-88 victory over the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. Jason Richardson added 17 points for the Magic, who earned their first victory since the All-Star break and have won three of their last four overall. J.J. Redick scored 16 points and Jameer Nelson finished with 14. Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 23 points and 16 rebounds. Russell Westbrook had 18 points, James Harden 16 and Daequan Cook 15. Orlando hosts Charlotte on Sunday before beginning a three-game stretch that includes matchups with two of the East’s top teams in Miami and Chicago. Oklahoma City dressed 11 players, but played without new trade acquisitions Kendrick Perkins, Nate Robinson and Nazr Mohammed. The Magic were in control for most of the game and led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter. But the Thunder kept it interesting. Oklahoma City closed to 80-70 heading into the fourth and Durant’s jumper with 9:27 left got the Thunder within seven. The Magic answered with an 11-2 surge, capped by a Redick 3-pointer that made it 96-80 with 5:48 remaining. Richardson, who was just 7-for-24 from beyond the arc in his previous five games, made his first two 3-point attempts against the Thunder and helped set the tone early for the Magic, who shot 50 percent for the game.

From staff reports

Howard, Orlando zip past Thunder

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Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard throws down a dunk for two of his game-high 40 points in Friday night’s 111-88 victory over Oklahoma City.

Hornets handle Minnesota with strong defensive effort MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Ariza scored 18 points, making four 3-pointers, and Chris Paul had 17 points and eight assists to help the New Orleans Hornets breeze by Minnesota 95-81 Friday night and hand the Timberwolves their seventh straight loss. With leading scorer and starting power forward David West away from the team following a sudden death in his family, the Hornets didn’t flinch. They welcomed Okafor back, broke in Carl Landry and reversed their recent trend of leaky defense with a relentless effort against the frustrated Wolves. Okafor made an immediate impact with 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Wes Johnson had 22 points in 43 minutes and Luke Ridnour also scored 22 points for the Wolves, who were badgered all game down low and looked as defeated and discouraged as ever in this dismal season. The highlight for the Wolves came early in the fourth quarter when Kevin Love grabbed his 10th rebound to extend his double-double streak to

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Minnesota’s Michael Beasley, left, goes for a layup over New Orleans’ Emeka Okafor in the first half Friday. Okafor had 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots as the Hornets won 95-81. 45 straight games and pass Moses Malone for the secondlongest since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. Malone also had a 51-game run from 197980.

But after Love curled up to protect the ball and the crowd cheered, the Wolves couldn’t get across half court in eight seconds and were called for a turnover.

Vikings Continued from Page C1. 4-6A championship team. “This is game one, not game 28,” Abraham said. “Tonight, we didn’t get the job done.” Terry coach Jerry Gibson felt it was a good move to send Prentiss home to tie the game at 4. “I would’ve done the same thing,” Gibson said. “Had the runner not slowed up, he probably would have scored standing up. It was a great ballgame to start the year. We pretty much lost everything we had like (Michael) Manley and (Rashun) Dixon, so this was a good win for us.” Both teams took advantage of a pair of unearned runs and good pitching to take a 2-2 game into the sixth inning. Terry scored two in the first on a double by Josh Townes and a single

by Wilson. The runs came after a dropped fly ball in right with two outs. Warren Central answered with two runs in the bottom of the first on a single by Clayton Ashley, which followed a Terry error in right field. Warren Central pitcher Blake Jobe tossed three scoreless innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth after a single and two bunts loaded the bases with no outs. Devon Bell entered in relief and got out of the jam to keep it tied. Terry untied it in the sixth. With two on and two out, Cody Dwyer hit a ball to the right field corner. Marcus Brumfield trotted in from third while Zach Zavell scored from first to make it 4-2. Dwyer sprinted into third for the triple.

WC got a run back in the bottom of the sixth when Ashley reached on an error and then scored on a oneout hit by Will Stegall. Stegall reached third after a steal and a wild pitch, but was stranded there. In the bottom of the seventh, WC catcher Josh Stuckey drew a one-out walk. Prentiss came in as a courtesy runner and swiped second base. Beau Wallace was hit by a pitch to put two on for Gates and set up the game’s final play. Stringer went 5 1/3 innings to grab the win and Hodges picked up a save. Bell took the loss. Ashley led Warren Central with a two-run single and also scored a run. Terry was paced by Townes with two hits, an RBI and a run scored.

The Wolves, who beat New Orleans twice previously this season by what Hornets coach Monty Williams called superior mental and physical toughness, had none of either on Friday. They shot 5-for-18 in the third quarter and turned the ball over nine times. The Hornets matched their season high by the end of the period with nine blocks. Still second in the NBA in scoring defense at 92.8 points per game, the Hornets weren’t the same without Okafor, who missed 10 straight games because of a strained left hip. They gave up 100-plus points in eight of their previous 12 games and lost 9 of 11 games heading into the All-Star break. They’re 16-0 when they give up 86 points or less. In Friday’s other NBA games, it was Charlotte 110, Sacramento 98; Utah 95, Indiana 84; Philadelphia 110, Detroit 94; Phoenix 110, Toronto 92; Cleveland 115, New York 109; Miami 121, Washington 113; and San Antonio 106, New Jersey 96.

Ole Miss hit the road for the first time this season, but remembered to pack its usual bag of tricks. Tanner Mathis and Alex Yarbrough drove in two runs apiece, and Blake Newalu went 3-for-4 with a run scored as Ole Miss beat Houston 4-2 in the opener of a three-game series. It was the sixth consecutive win to start the season for Ole Miss. The last four victories have all been by either one or two runs. Matt Crouse held Houston to two runs on six hits over seven solid innings. He struck out eight and Matt walked one. Crouse Brett Huber allowed only one hit in two innings of relief to pick up his second save of the season. The Rebels scored in each of the first two innings to take a 2-0 lead, then added another in the fourth. Yarbrough had an RBI double in the first inning and an RBI single in the seventh, while Mathis had a sacrifice fly in the second inning and an RBI fielder’s choice in the fourth. Houston (4-2) got within a run by scoring twice in the sixth. Chase Jensen singled and Caleb Ramsey followed with a bases-loaded walk. Crouse got out of the jam, though, and the Rebels were able to hang on in the later innings. “It all starts on the mound on Friday night, and it’s hard to expect more from Matt Crouse than what he gave us tonight,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “A lot will be said of the jam he pitched his way out of in the sixth, but we put him in that jam. He kept battling and got out of it with the strikeout and the double play. Then Huber was just great out of the bullpen.” Game two of the three-game series is scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m.

College BaseBall Troy 4, Southern Miss 3 Tyler Ray allowed three runs in 7 1/3 innings, and Troy made an early lead stand up to beat Southern Miss. Troy scored in each of the first three innings to take a 4-0 lead on the Golden Eagles. T.J. Rivera doubled and scored a run and Adam Bryant tripled in a run for Troy (5-0), which knocked USM ace Todd McInnis out of the game after three innings. Southern Miss (5-1) rallied behind solo homers from B.A. Vollmuth and Mark Ellis, but left runners on second and third in the eighth inning.

LSU 12, Holy Cross 3 Trey Watkins homered, Austin Nola went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, Raph Rhymes drove in four runs and LSU opened a weekend series with a rout of Holy Cross (0-1). The Tigers (5-0) scored three runs in the fourth inning, three more in the fifth and four in the sixth to blow the game open. Nola came through with a two-out, two-run single in the fourth, Raph Rhymes knocked in three runs with a bases-clearing double in the fifth, and Watkins had a tworun double in the sixth. Kevin Gausman pitched six innings to earn the win for LSU. He gave up three runs, walked three and struck out seven. Andrew Barry hit a tworun homer for Holy Cross.

SLU 6, Alabama 2 Jonathan Pace went 3-for-5, Cass Hargis hit a pair of doubles and drove in two runs, and Southeastern Louisiana earned the first victory over Alabama in school history. SLU (4-1) hammered the Crimson Tide’s pitchers for 15 hits. Alabama starter Adam Morgan was knocked out after allowing three runs on eight hits in only 3 2/3 innings. Taylor Dugas went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple for Alabama (4-1).



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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Date Night� — Mistaken identity creates an unforgettable adventure for two suburbanites, Steve Carell and Tina Fey, who were trying to invigorate their marriage with an evening at a bistro./7 on HBO n SPORTS College basketball — Turn the sound on the TV down and the radio knob up to listen to Jack Cristil’s final broadcast of a Mississippi State sporting event. He bids farewell after tonight’s Steve Carell game against Tennessee./5 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Cops� — A deputy unleashes his dog to catch a fleeing motorcyclist; a bloodied man claims he was attacked by a woman over a cigarette; police question three juveniles who were seen throwing rocks from an overpass./7 on Fox

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Fats Domino, singer-musician, 83; Bill Duke, actor-director, 68; Mitch Ryder, singer, 66; Michael Bolton, singer, 58; Erykah Badu, singer, 40; Corinne Bailey Rae, rhythm-and-blues singer, 32; Rodney Hayden, country singer, 31; Taylor Dooley, actress.18.


Spector won’t appear at civil trial An attorney for Phil Spector said the record producer won’t be transported from prison to testify that he is entitled to recoup part of a $1 million retainer paid to attorney Robert Shapiro. Lawyer Michael Dempsey said California prison officials told him they won’t take the “Wall of Sound� producer to a Los Angeles courtroom for a civil trial scheduled to begin March 7. Spector sued Shapiro in December 2007, Phil Spector claiming the former member of O.J. Simpson’s defense team took advantage of him after he was arrested in 2003 for shooting a woman at his mansion. After two trials, Spector was convicted of second-degree murder. Shapiro’s attorneys want to directly cross-examine Spector. Dempsey said the jury will have to rely on a videotaped deposition instead.

Latin singer Ayala falls ill on stage Latin Grammy winner Ramon Ayala is recovering at home af after becoming ill while performing in Texas. Ayala sang a few songs at Brownsville’s Sombrero Festival Thursday night before having to sit down. Eventually he was taken off stage on a stretcher and taken to a hospital. Manager Roman Pedraza says Ayala has been suffering from a cold and overexertion. Pedraza says the singer spent a “few moments� in a hospital, but was released. The entertainer is recovering at his home in Hidalgo. Doctors have told him to rest for a week.

Judge grants Stone restraining order Sharon Stone obtained a restraining order Thursday against a man who Los Angeles police said was found in her home earlier this month, claiming the home was given to him by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bradly Gooden, whom a police detective described in court filings as delusional and possibly schizophrenic, was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Stone’s house and her three children. The actress’ filings state Gooden was found Sharon Stone trespassing at her home on Feb. 11 and police placed him on a psychiatric hold. He was released earlier this week, the filings state. Los Angeles Police Department Detective Jeff Dunn wrote in a declaration that Gooden believes Stone’s home was given to him by Clinton and that he penned the screenplay for the Academy Award-nominated film “The King’s Speech.� “It is my professional opinion that Mr. Gooden has a delusional and abnormal fixation on Ms. Stone and her property, and that he poses a real security concern, credible threat of violence, and imminent danger to the health and welfare of Ms. Stone and, potentially, her minor children,� Dunn wrote. Stone also submitted a sworn statement that she was afraid of Gooden, whom she has never met. Speaking on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,� Stone called Gooden “mentally ill,� and said she was not home at the time he was found trespassing.


Firm sells human breast milk ice-cream Gross or tasty? A London company is offering an unusual dessert — ice-cream made with human breast milk. The Icecreamists, a trendy ice cream parlor, said its “Baby Gaga� ice-cream sold out as soon as it launched Friday. The company paid women who donated their breast milk af after health screening. The milk is then pasteurized and churned together with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The dish comes in a martini glass, and sells for $22.50 each. Matt O’Connor, who owns the company, said the product is “organic, free-range and totally natural.� The Food Standards Agency said there are no specific laws prohibiting businesses from selling human milk products, although they must comply with general food safety laws to ensure the product is safe for consumption.

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Lessons can be learned from Sheen’s mistakes By Frazier Moore AP television writer NEW YORK — Maybe we can make Charlie Sheen’s latest scandal a teachable moment for the rest of us. But first, a joke: A window washer high outside a Manhattan tower was suddenly plunging to the street after his rigging failed. He faced certain death as the ground rushed to meet him. But at the last moment he bounced off an awning that had broken his fall. He landed on the sidewalk without a scratch. “Look at that,� a passer-by said to a friend. “That guy is really lucky.� “Oh, he’s not so lucky,� the friend replied. “I’ll tell you who’s lucky: Charlie Sheen is lucky!� Who could argue? Until now, anyway. Then on Thursday, Sheen’s great good luck might have slipped a few more notches. On his latest radio blab-off (phoning “The Alex Jones Show�) Sheen managed to sound bonkers or drug-addled (despite his stint in home rehab), not to mention self-aggrandizing and hateful. Throughout the run of CBS’ huge hit “Two and a Half Men,� Sheen has been a high-stakes handful for the network and the studio, Warner Bros. Television, and presumably for the crew and cast members who surround him. Now, after several weeks of a production break while Sheen, reportedly in rehab, was meant to be getting himself well and ready to return to the show next week, Thursday’s radio outbursts triggered a statement from CBS and the studio pulling the plug on the season’s scheduled four remaining episodes. The future beyond that of the sitcom, for which Sheen is contracted to continue next season, is unclear — as

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Charlie Sheen, left, Angus T. Jones and Conchata Ferrell in an episode of “Two and a Half Men�

On TV “Two and a Half Menâ€? is on CBS Mondays at 8 p.m. is Sheen’s willingness and wherewithal to straighten out his life. But as we pause to shake our heads at Sheen’s latest shenanigans, maybe we can glean some lessons to apply to our own lives. • Good advice: Don’t insult the boss. And, as Sheen did, don’t insult your boss on radio, with the rest of the media world in wait to report whatever you say. And especially don’t do it if he’s a guy like Chuck Lorre, creator of “Two and a Half Menâ€? (as well as other hit sitcoms, “The Big Bang Theoryâ€? and “Mike & Mollyâ€?). And for sure, don’t lob anti-Semitic slurs in the direction of that boss who has bailed you out of embarrassing scrapes over and over, while publicly defending you. That’s just lousy

office politics. • Don’t continue to brag about your work ethic and your sterling on-time record for getting to the job — that is, when you’re not in rehab, shutting down your show — no matter how hard you’ve partied the night before. Showing up for work is what the boss pays you for, and what the customers (in Sheen’s case, viewers) deserve. It’s the least you can do. Don’t expect a bonus for not being tardy. • And when the boss pays you a lot (Sheen gets a reported $1.8 million an episode, the richest payday of any TV star), maybe you should remember that, at some point, your public might start resenting you for being so rich while behaving so badly. Ordinary Americans make do on an annual salary — or less — than Sheen might spend in one night of partying. • Don’t mistake your own personal machismo (as Sheen did on the radio) for

a macho role you played in a war film, “Platoon,� a quarter-century ago. It makes you sound delusional. Besides, it’s best to not mouth off about being a tough guy when you’ve already been in hot water for domestic violence. When you play a character on a TV series, you should always keep in mind that your bread-and-butter depends on viewers relating to, and liking, that character. Up to now, Sheen’s real-life mischief as a womanizer, substance abuser and overall hedonist seems to have enhanced the appeal of the character he plays on “Two and a Half Men,� a lovable ladies’ man conveniently named Charlie. Maybe viewers, enlightened by Sheen’s continuing misbehavior, will decide that a boozy Lothario isn’t so funny after all, and instead maybe pathetic. Since it seems unclear that Sheen is ready to move on, wised-up “Two and a Half Men� viewers might be ready.

White House names first male social secretary WASHINGTON (AP) — After two female social secretaries, the White House has hired a man for the job — the first one ever. Jeremy Bernard, currently senior adviser to the U.S. ambassador to France, will trade Paris for Washington and take on the high-profile assignment, the White House announced Friday. That means he’ll be responsible for planning a variety of social functions and pulling

them off without a hitch, including lavish state dinners, the annual Easter egg roll and dozens of festive holiday Jeremy receptions. Bernard Bernard, who is openly gay, said he was deeply humbled to be joining the White House staff. “I have long admired the arts

and education programs that have become hallmarks of the Obama White House and I am eager to continue these efforts in the years ahead,� he said in a statement from the White House. Bernard succeeds Julianna Smoot, who left the post last month to help set up Obama’s re-election campaign. Desiree Rogers, the Obamas’ first social secretary, departed 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in early 2010, a few months after

the administration’s first state dinner — for India — was marred when a Virginia couple managed to get in without an invitation and get close to the president. Bernard is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He was the White House liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities from 20082010. Before that, he was a finance consultant in California for Obama’s presidential campaign.

Designer suspended over anti-Semitism accusation PARIS (AP) — Famed fashion house Christian Dior SA suspended creative director John Galliano Friday after he was detained and accused of an anti-Semitic insult — a bombshell development just days before the catwalks in Paris John heat up for Galliano fashion week. The designer vigorously denied wrongdoing and said the suspension was way out of proportion to the cafe dispute, according to his lawyer. Dior said in a statement it suspended Galliano pending an investigation into an incident in a Paris restaurant

Thursday night. Paris prosecutors said a couple in the restaurant accused Galliano of making anti-Semitic insults. A police official said Galliano also exchanged slaps with the couple. The British designer was questioned and released after

the incident at the trendy La Perle bar-restaurant in the heart of the Marais district, near Galliano’s Paris apartment. The prosecutors and police say Galliano’s blood alcohol level was high. “The House of Dior confirms, with the greatest firmness, its policy of zero tolerance


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High school junior suffers loss that has yet to happen Dear Abby: I am a junior in high school and will graduate next year. I attend a private school where I have made many good friends — teachers included — and have created many happy memories. I have just been hit with the realization that my time in high school is running out. Once I leave for college, I may never see or talk to my friends here again. I can’t process the thought of having such great friends and mentors and losing them. I’m afraid for



the future and how I will miss everything I’ve experienced at my school. Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with all this? I can barely sleep because I feel like it’s only going to


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A good friend who usually does what s/he can for you might be tied up, so understand why this person isn’t coming through for you. Don’t burden him/her with feelings of guilt. Aries (March 21-April 19) — After mulling over a problem and reaching a decision about how you need to handle it, don’t let some last-minute hunch change your mind. Use only wellthought-out solutions. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Don’t get too carried away championing an unpopular cause, regardless how much you care about it. Go with the flow of the thinking and don’t be a bore. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Take care that you don’t get so caught up in a game that you start to take it or winning too seriously. It could cause you to make everybody else feel uncomfortable if you aren’t the victor. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Keep friends out of a petty squabble you get into with another. Doing so would put them in an extremely awkward position if they feel they are being asked to choose a side. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t attempt taking on a complicated task that you’ve never done and lack any know-how. Chances are you’ll bungle the job and screw things up so badly, it’ll have to be totally ditched. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It doesn’t take someone with a master’s degree to figure out that if you spend far more than you have, you’ll find yourself in a deep financial hole. Don’t go against the obvious. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Know when it is time to fight and when it is time to stay quiet. Don’t push and shove when you should be standing still, but don’t stand still when something really important is at stake either. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Guard against an inclination to negatively prejudge an event or what kind of people will be there. Going in with a negative attitude will insure that you fulfill your expectations. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Treat your credit cards with respect or else you could wind up maxing them out and end up with no credit at all. Avoid all debit spending and live within your means. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’re likely to be far too vulnerable where your ego is concerned, so in order to offset this, it’s important you not take life, yourself, or others too seriously. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Normally you’re not someone who lets others do your thinking for you, but for some reason you might do just that. Sadly, the counsel offered might be way off base.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Last month, a half-starved dog was rummaging through our garbage can looking for food. He looked so forlorn that my daughter ran out with a plate of table scraps. The food was devoured in seconds. My 13-year-old daughter, who always wanted a pet, asked, “Mom, can we keep him, can we, can we?” To make a long story short, we did our best to locate the dog’s owner, but to no avail. Then he turned out to be a she. We took her to the vet for a checkup. We were happy to find out that she had been spayed and, other than being undernourished, was in relatively good shape. “Peaches” is now a new and welcome member of our family. She is a mixed breed and very gentle. The only reason I allowed our daughter to keep Peaches was your answer to a teen some time ago. The teen asked if you had a pet and where you got it. I remembered that you have had at least two pet dogs that were both strays. Please reprint your answer. — Laura, Beaumont, Texas. Laura: It’s my pleasure. I’m a softy when it comes to homeless pets. My answer to Maryann in Orlando, Fla., went like this: One morning, when I was a high school administrator, a small gray dog ran into my office with a terrified look in her eyes. Several seconds later, an animal control officer appeared at the door with a contraption for catching stray animals. It was obvious the dog had been a stray for quite some time. Her hair was matted, her feet were scraped and bloody, and one of her eyes was closed because of an infection. It didn’t take me long to realize that if taken to the animal shelter, she would be a poor candidate for adoption as a family pet. Since I decided immediately to adopt the dog, I called my wife and told her to come by my office because our dog, Daisy, had somehow wound up at school. The animal control officer smiled and said, “You had better keep a closer eye on Daisy and make sure she wears her license tag.” Through the years, everyone who knew the Wallace family knew of Daisy. She was a great friend to all who saw her. She was with us for 11 years, and when she died, our family was devastated. We knew she could never be replaced, but we were overjoyed by the happiness she had brought to our home. Then one Saturday afternoon a few weeks later, our daughter called and said she was coming to see us and she was giving us a surprise. Twenty minutes later, I heard a knock on the door. When I opened it, I saw our daughter holding a small brown dog, extremely thin, with matted hair. She had found the pooch wandering the parking lot looking for food. She fed him some stale popcorn. He followed her to her car and jumped in when she opened the door. After a visit to the vet, I placed an advertisement in the local newspaper for a found pooch. No one called to claim him. “Poochie” is now a member of the Wallace family. He will never cause us to forget Daisy, but we will never forget Poochie, either. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

get worse. — Leaving It All Behind in Louisiana Dear Leaving It All Behind: You have the rest of your junior year and senior year of high school to enjoy. Please don’t cloud them by worrying that you will lose touch with your friends and mentors. Once you graduate, you will have the Internet and social networking sites to keep you in touch, and you can see each other during vacations. You have great adventures ahead of you — and so do they.

True friendships don’t have to end because of distance. While some of them may, others last a lifetime. And those are the ones that count. Dear Abby: When we are in a restaurant eating a meal and someone we know comes by our table, he or she always reaches out to shake hands with me to be friendly. I am from the country and sometimes I pick up chicken strips, french fries, fish or hush puppies to eat them — naturally my fingers get grease on them.

Bedbugs see resurgence due to pesticide ban Dear Dr. Gott: For a while, I couldn’t pick up a newspaper or watch television without the topic of bedbugs heading the news. Now I’m not seeing or hearing as much. Does that mean they are all gone? I’m frankly not sure I understand how they became such a problem in the first place. Dear Reader: While we are not reading about them in the daily headlines or hearing about them on the evening news, bedbugs remain a major concern. They were a major health concern until the 1950s, but with the discovery of DDT, infestations declined. Unfortunately, the pesticide has since been banned because of its toxicity to our environment. This has led to resurgence. People are engaging more in international travel; others are purchasing recycled bedding and couches from secondhand shops or are removing them from drop-off areas on city streets; homeless shelters are filled to capacity owing to our failing economy; and contaminated linens are manufactured cheaper in other countries and shipped to the United States. This isn’t to imply you shouldn’t purchase or obtain secondhand furniture; it simply means you should give everything a thorough once-over before bringing it into your home. Bedbugs are about the size of an apple seed, oval, flat and red/ brown in color, with the exception of newly hatched bugs, which are almost colorless. Females live about 10 months and can lay 200 eggs in that time. The bugs shed their skin five times as they mature and require a blood meal for each molt. They can, however, live for months without eating and prefer crowded surroundings such as hotels with heavy traf traffic, apartment buildings and military barracks, remaining rather dormant during the day and becoming active at night. We unfairly and incorrectly relate bedbugs with dirty living conditions. They don’t care whether a home is dirty or clean. They hide out in cracks and crevices of upholstered furniture, under wallpaper and carpeting, behind electrical outlets, in box springs and mattresses. Telltale signs of bugs include brown to black specks of feces or waste material, tiny blood smears on bedding from an engorged bug being crushed and the empty casings or shells they cast off during a lifetime. Eradication is easiest with the assistance of a professional exterminator. Beyond that, meticulous vacuuming of all furniture crevices and washing clothing and bed linens in hot water can kill the bugs. I’ve also been advised that if you purchase any fabrics manufactured and packaged in foreign countries, all bath towels, linens and other goods should be placed in a clothes dryer on medium to high heat for 20 minutes to kill any possible bugs or eggs that might have migrated here from foreign factories. Dear Dr. Gott: I have seborrheic dermatitis. I’ve been to many doctors, and no one has ever relieved the itch or the loss of hair. I take clobetasol propionate topical solution, fluocinolone acetonide topical solution and a half hydroxyzine HCL tablet at night for the itch. Nothing has helped. I have no dandruff or pimples but a pink scalp that itches. Can you



help? Dear Reader: Seborrheic dermatitis is a skin disorder that commonly attacks the scalp. It commonly presents with dandruff and scaly and itchy red skin on the scalp but can also appear in the groin, armpits, between the eyebrows and in other locations. You certainly don’t exhibit the classic symptoms, so I question whether you have been diagnosed properly. Similar conditions include tinea capitis (ringworm), which causes bald scalp patches that itch but are red; scalp psoriasis, which covers the scalp with silver-colored scales; and actinic keratoses, presenting with pink patches. I believe you need a second opinion and testing from a dermatologist.

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

Also, I don’t know whether that person has washed his or her hands or not. So, what’s a polite way to refuse to shake with someone? I don’t want to be rude. I try not to bother people when they’re eating because I believe that is a private time. — Arkansas Diner Dear Diner: All you have to say is, “I’d love to shake hands,

but mine are greasy.” That’s not rude; it’s considerate — and the person will probably thank you.

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


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02. Public Service

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$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. 571-215-6845. 751-215-6845.

05. Notices

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07. Help Wanted

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 Retirees are encouraged to apply.

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

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 @, then click on careers. For more information please contact Hanna Garrett, Recruiting Manager at 601-863-0117.

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

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LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg


LOST CHIHUAHUA. WHITE with tan spots. 200 block of Tucker Road. 601-636-5771

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?

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.

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


Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

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

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING for Maintenance Technician and HVAC Certified Technician. Qualified candidates must be ambitious and energetic, 2 years experience is required and must include painting, plumbing and electrical. Each applicant must have a valid driver's license. Please fax resumes to: 601-925-6030.

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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.



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12. Schools & Instruction GUITAR AND BASS LESSONS. For information, call 601-218-8410 or email

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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale CRAFTSMAN REAR TINE tiller $625. Call 601-415-3350 FOR SALE: 2 washers and 2 dryers in good working condition. $356 each. ERAD at 601-618-1083. MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. Oxygen machine, 1 year old, $450. Nebulizers, $75. All prices negotiable, items in excellent condition. 601-5298159.

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QUEEN SIZE HEADBOARD with 2 matching lamps, shelves and mirror inside. $100. 601-636-9861. ROPER WASHER AND dryer. Working condition, $150. 601-638-5527. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

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I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 1866 ASKEW FERRY ROAD. Edwards. Renovations/ Moving sale. Saturday 6am-2pm. No early birds!!! Furniture, light fixtures, flooring, tools, bricks, etcetera. 601-201-6565. 2 MATCHING LANE recliners. Paisley print, straw/ burgundy/ green. Exellent condition. $225 each. 601638-2368. 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.

ALL WINTER CLOTHES 50% off. 3425 Halls Ferry Road. Next door to Freds. 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.

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Toomer’s Trees


Chiplin’s movie to tell of rapper’s rise, fall By Manivanh Chanprasith


the Alabama-Auburn game but thought somebody might cut it down,” Jordan said. “It’s a rare tree for these parts, and it’s nice just to have it.” Demand for seedlings such as the one Jordan planted has been strong since students in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences began collecting acorns from the Toomer’s Corner oaks in 2002 and planted them in a

Vicksburg native and Jackson State University English professor Dr. Charles Chiplin is turning his 2006 novel about the rise and fall of a Mississippi rapper into a film set for release by summer’s end. Chiplin, along with Atlantabased Prince S.R. Media Productions company and NWN Dr. Charles Studios Chiplin Jackson Teleport of Jackson, will begin filming the adaptation of Chiplin’s “Johnson Grass” fiction novel Shellon in April in Wilson Vicksburg and in Jackson. “There’s such an urgency with this kind of work especially in these days,” said Chiplin, who will direct the movie. “I decided to do this because young people need to see the perils you can set yourself in when you turn away from your Christian upbringing. I’m hopeful this will reach many people, black and white. ” “Johnson Grass” is a story about a talented teenager named Cane, who was raised in a Christian home by his grandmother after his drug-addicted mother gave him up. He finds success in the rap industry, but his success takes an ugly turn when he is absorbed with selling and using illegal drugs despite having made a great deal of money with his music. The role of Cane will be played by real-life rapper and actor Romeo Miller, son of rapper Master P of No Limit Records, depending on the movie’s “contingency plan,” Chip-

See Toomer’s, Page D3.

See Chiplin, Page D3.

Shattered love inspiration for Adele’s second album By David Bauder AP entertainment writer NEW YORK — Adele’s ex-boyfriend might not be aware of it, but he’s joined an illustrious club of people who were inadvertent inspirations for art. Eminem’s Kim, the comedian who dumped Alanis Morissette and heard about it on “You Oughta Know,” the mystery man behind Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain,” Patti Boyd Harrison (Eric Clapton’s tortured “Layla”) and an assortment of Taylor Swift exes — they’re all members. The fingerprints of Adele’s former flame are all over her sophomore disc “21,” from “Rolling in the Deep,” the soulful kiss-off that opens the disc, to the more reflective “Someone Like You.” The disc was released in the United States this week. “I have no idea if he’s heard the record, or is kind of clever enough to link it, to think it’s him,” said Adele, who keeps his name private. “I’m not saying he’s dim. It’s just that toward the end I don’t think he felt like I loved him enough to write a record about him. “But I did,” she said. Given how second albums are often problematic for artists, it helps to have something to write about. The Londonborn Adele Laurie Blue Adkins, who goes by her first name professionally, won best female pop vocal and best new artist at the 2009 Grammys and sold more than 2 million copies worldwide of “19.” The 2008 debut was named for her age when she wrote the album’s songs. Same thing for its follow-up. She was discovered by her British record company after a friend posted some of her songs online. She wanted to sing, but was reluctant to dream too big, and thought XL Recordings wanted to hire her as a talent scout. But their executives were seduced by her powerful pipes. “I find it hard to say, ‘Oh, I’m a singer,’ because my singers are Etta James and Carole King and Roberta Flack, the all-time gurus, the gods of singing,” she said. Ryan Tedder, who cowrote two songs on Adele’s new disc, is a believer. He’s still flabbergasted by watching her nail one of those songs, “Turning Tables,” on See Adele, Page D3.

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Toni Rich holds her son Gabriel, 5, as students and supporters gather to pay tribute to live oaks at Toomer’s Corner.

Auburn fans treasure saplings from poisoned trees

By The Associated Press FLORENCE, Ala. — For the past four years, Dick Jordan has been raising Aubie — a live oak tree, the offspring of the oaks at Auburn University’s Toomer’s Corner. The tree is now 4 feet tall and stands in Jordan’s front yard. Before news broke of the poisoning of the 130year-old oaks on the Auburn campus, the tree was just a fond reminder of Jordan’s college days on the Plains and the celebrations and toilet paper tree rollings at Toomer’s Corner. But now, it’s more than that. Jordan, a city councilman in Florence, is among the Auburn alumni and fans who may memorialize the historic Southern oak species. A Dadeville man has been arrested after he was accused of using the herbicide Spike 80DF to poison the trees. The seedling was a Christmas gift from Jordan’s wife, Libby, who ordered it from the university. It had been grown from hand-picked acorns. “We don’t often get to Toomer’s Corner so I thought we’d just bring a little Toomer’s Corner home to Flor-

A student places a roll of toilet paper at the base of a live oak at Toomer’s Corner. ence,” Libby Jordan said. “Turns out that although we’re further north than the ideal environment for those trees, it’s done well. They’re incredibly sturdy and hearty trees, but we figure this is about as far north as it can go.” Libby Jordan said she views the poisoning of the trees as “an act of violence not unlike the (deliberate) burning of redwoods in California.” Dick Jordan named his tree

“Little Aubie” because the seedling was about 6 inches high when he got it. When he moved to a different house, he transplanted it in his front yard and has “watered and babied it like crazy, and it’s done well.” He said his hope is that one day the tree will be as big as those at Toomer’s Corner. In the meantime, he’s going to continue enjoying his growing tree and the nostalgia it represents. “We started to roll it after

‘Just do it,’ children’s author tells writer-wannabes By Ben Mackin The world of publishing is that big dark cloud that hangs over every would-be author’s head. Some might even contend finding a company to publish a book is harder than actually writing the book. For Jennifer Mills Gentry, the author of two published children’s books and another in production, this was not enough to stand in her way. “Just go on and do it,” Gentry advises aspiring writers. “So many people have so many excuses why they don’t do stuff and fears that are

not reality. I say just do it, get online and research. There are a ton of publishing companies out there, and some of them are not good and some of them are very good.” After only a few days of researching publishing companies, Gentry found her match. “It is overwhelming trying to find a publisher, and one that you trust and agree with.” Gentry, a native of Arab, Ala., who now lives in Vicksburg with her husband and two children, spent 10 years working after getting a bachelor’s degree in fashion marketing from the University of

Alabama. Her foray into children’s literature began when she and her husband, Steve Gentry, had son Dylan and daughter Maria and she decided to stay at home full time. The idea for the books came about after Gentry began writing down the daily adventures of Maria, who is now 5. “Everyday I just saw something different with her,” Gentry said. “So I started writing all this stuff down, and one day I started thinking, I would love to have this in book format. I did some See Author, Page D3.

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Jennifer Gentry reads “Maria Wants A Pony” to her 5-yearold daughter, Maria.


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Adele Continued from Page D1. the first take in the studio. “Rumour Has It” took two takes. Tedder, who has written or produced songs for Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and Leona Lewis, said Adele is “the single greatest female singer alive, period. “I’ve worked with a lot of people,” he said. “I’ve never, ever, ever seen or witnessed a singer do what she does in the recording studio.” VH1 taped an “Unplugged” episode with Adele, accompanied by just a guitar and piano, that will premiere on the network Friday. VH1 will

show it online a day earlier. Rick Krim, executive vice president of talent and music programming at VH1, likes Adele’s voice and attitude. “She always had this playful cockiness about her,” he said. Adele feels she’s grown in her attitude toward music. “I used to be really stubborn and narrow-minded,” she said. “I was very much a teenager: what I knew was all that I needed to know, and what I like is all that I’d ever like. Now I’m a bit of a sponge. I want to take everything in and learn about it.”

Author Continued from Page D1. researching and one thing led to another and I submitted it to a publishing company and they accepted it and I was surprised.” The first book Gentry wrote, titled “Maria the Cat” was published a year ago and has sold about 2,000 copies, she said. “It’s shocking,” Gentry said. “I just don’t know any other words to say. I was just blown away. When the first one made it to Barnes & Noble online I just could not believe it.” Gentry does her own illustrations for the series and, in keeping with the theme of a 5-year-old girl’s adventures,

she uses art by Maria as inspiration. “I try to copy how she draws,” Gentry said. “It is kind of like three-dimensional stick figures.” The books, which are aimed at children from infants to 7or 8-year-olds, are available at Barnes & Noble, amazon. com and at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. With her two books on the shelves, one in production and five completed books waiting in the wings, Gentry has no plans of stopping. “As long as the publishing company agrees to accept the books, I’ll keep writing,” Gentry said.

Chiplin Continued from Page D1. lin said. “We have a budget of just under $1 million and someone of his stature will help the movie,” Chiplin said. Vicksburg resident and home-care nurse Shellon Wilson, 45, won the role of another main character, Ms. GeeGee. “I’m very excited,” said Wilson, who has been performing on smaller stages since 1987. “I saw Dr. Chiplin on television and I went to audition.” Wilson has performed at Parkside Playhouse on Iowa Avenue since 2001. Filming in Vicksburg will be at Williams Funeral Service on Washington Street and Mount Zion Baptist Church on U.S. 61 North in Ballground, about 10 miles north of Vicksburg. Some filming will be across

and at Jackson State University, which has “highly supported” the film, Chiplin said. A film release date has not been set, but Chiplin said he is aiming for a summer release. Chiplin, 63, graduated from Rosa A. Temple High School in 1966. He received a bachelor’s in sociology from Alcorn State University, a master’s in education from Jackson State and a doctorate in correctional psychology from Adam Smith University. For seven years in the 1970s he produced plays through Vicksburg Ebony Theatre Guild, which emphasized black culture, he said. Chiplin retired in 2008 after 17 years as a Hinds County deputy. He currently is an English professor at JSU.

Toomers Continued from Page D1. small orchard. The intent was to have trees to replace those at Toomer’s Corner when they reached the end of their life cycle and to produce seedlings that could be sold. More than 2,000 seedlings, known as Baby Toomers, have been sold to Auburn alumni and fans around the country. Orders are being accepted for 400 to 900 seedlings that will be sold in May and September. The price will be $100 each. Angie Stephens, director of development for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, said the seedlings sold this year will be the final direct descendants of the original Toomer’s Corner trees. Future seedlings will come from nursery-grown oaks that descended from the original trees. Stephens said demand for the final collection of seedlings grown from acorns collected at Toomer’s Corner is intense.


“We are going to use a lottery system to determine which orders are filled,” she said. “Given the number of orders we are receiving for such a limited number of trees, a lottery system is the only fair way to decide who gets one.” Order forms are available online at Profits from the sale of the seedlings support an Endowed Toomer’s Oak scholarship fund, support students who travel to regional and national professional society meetings, and student leadership awards. Chris Becker, a regional agent for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, said growing live oaks in the Shoals is a challenge. He said the clay soil and cold winter temperatures in northwest Alabama are not desirable conditions for the trees. “Live oaks are a beautiful tree, but they are probably not going to happen in north Alabama,” he said. “They are a south Alabama tree.”

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Businesses hoping for arrival of teens, 20-somethings PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Spring-break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. “Now we are just waiting,” said store manager Dean Chon on a recent sunny afternoon as he folded T-shirts and tended the store’s only customers, a retired couple from the Midwest. Businesses up and down this strip of turquoise Gulf waters and white-sand beach are anxiously waiting, hoping and counting on thousands of teens and 20-somethings to arrive en masse for Spring Break 2011. A strong spring break will

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Spring-breakers take part in a dance contest during MTV spring break activities in Panama City Beach, Fla. be an important sign the area has moved past last year’s BP oil spill, which brought some tar balls and oil-covered debris from the blown-out rig to the once-pristine beach. A weak spring break will be another

tough hit for the beach that had high hopes for 2010 with the opening of a new, international airport before the spill ruined summer tourism along a 200-mile swath of Florida’s Panhandle.

“Spring break kicks off the whole summer travel season,” said Dan Rowe, president of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. “This March is especially important because it is our first big tourism month since they finally killed the Deepwater Horizon,” the well off Louisiana responsible for it all. Rowe and his staff have made the rounds of colleges in the Midwest, distributing gift cards and promoting convenient flights to the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. They’ve visited the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin, among other Midwestern campuses. They next plan to visit schools in Georgia and Tennessee with later spring-break dates.


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