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600 potential jurors cram courthouse By Pamela Hitchins A swarm of potential jurors lined up through the halls of the Warren County Courthouse today for the retrial of a Vicksburg state trooper accused of molesting two teenage boys. Master Sgt. Richard Dane Davenport, 47, 407 Warren St., stands accused of four counts of sexual battery of a child younger than 14 and five counts of fondling a child younger than 16. About 600 jurors were summoned — two to three times the usual pool — from which a panel of 12 jurors and two alternates will be chosen. “Because of the notoriety of the parties involved, we thought it would probably be Dane better to have a larger Davenport number of people in order to get the jurors we need,” said Warren County Circuit Court Judge Isadore Patrick, who will preside over the trial. Davenport was first tried in September 2008, an eight-day effort that ended in a mistrial when jurors reported, after about six hours of deliberating, that they were split “2 to 10” on the verdict. Sources reported the split was in favor of acquittal, though it was unclear which of the nine criminal counts the vote reflected. In a separate but related proceeding, Davenport was found innocent in February 2009 in Oktibbeha County of one count of fondling a child under 16. The charge was made by one of the same teens accusing him in Warren County. That case was also a retrial after an October 2008 mistrial at the Circuit Court in Starkville. For today’s jury pool, the selection process could extend into the evening. At Davenport’s first trial, for which 350 potential jurors were summoned, the jury was not sworn in until 8:30 p.m. Court officials expected about half the 600 summoned to report — still a significant influx to the courthouse. Sheriff Martin Pace said he was not expecting to add to the normal number of deputies assigned to his court services division. “It will not affect our law-enforcement division,” he said. Those who do not report for jury duty usually fall into a number of categories, said Patrick. Some that can be excused prior to the trial date include those over 65 and under 21, Patrick said, and those who can show that they have served on a jury within the last two years. Others have moved or died since being

From staff and AP reports Mississippi’s budget situation could result in top teachers losing pay supplements. More than 200 Rankin County teachers and about 40 each in Warren and Hinds counties could lose their $6,000 annual National Board Certification stipend in the 2011 budget. The supplement is based on state ‘The funding, but way Mississippi’s it will revenue collections are read millions of dollars below is that projections. they Administrawill get whatever tors in those districts are the state gives us,.’ considering Dr. James an addenPrice dum to teachsuperinTendenT ers’ contracts that says the supplement won’t be paid if it’s not funded by lawmakers. “We certainly have excellent teachSee Schools, Page A7.

Obama targets school dropouts with $900 million By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took aim this morning at the nation’s school dropout epidemic, proposing $900 million to states and education districts that agree to drastically change or even shutter their worst performing schools. Obama’s move comes as many schools continue to struggle to get children to graduation, a profound problem in a rich, powerful nation. Only about 70 percent of entering high school freshmen graduate. More than 1 million students don’t graduate each year. The problem affects blacks and Latinos at particularly high rates. Obama described the crisis as one that hurts individual kids and the

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Potential jurors line up at the Warren County Courthouse this morning. placed on the “jury wheel,” a pool generated from the master voter registration lists every April by a three-member county jury commission, said Circuit Clerk Shelley Ashley-Palmertree. Some potential jurors are also excused after reporting, based on various hardship criteria, knowledge of the case or connections to witnesses or attorneys or other personal issues. The charges against Davenport in Warren County are based on incidents dating to October 1999 and involve two brothers. State law protects the idenSee Davenport, Page A7.

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Toyota on hold, but N. Mississippi still hoping By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press

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Barry Emison, a tool and dye technology teacher at Itawamba Community College, says about 100 percent of the students in his program hoped to get a job with Toyota when it was to open at Blue Springs.

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BLUE SPRINGS — Terry McShan isn’t thinking about car sales analyses or excess capacity when he drives by the idle Toyota plant in northeast Mississippi. He’s thinking about his little girl. Like most Mississippians, the 46-year-old father of one grown daughter and a 4-year-old girl was thrilled when Toyota announced plans in 2007 to build a plant in Blue Springs, a one-store town in the north Mississippi hills. McShan soon enrolled in a junior college’s automotive program in hopes of landing a job at the plant.

Those were better times, when the car market was strong, Mississippi officials gladly signed off on a $324 million incentive package and Toyota said Terry it would be buildMcShan ing cars in Blue Springs in 2010. Three years later, the economy has tanked, one of the most trusted brands in the business has recalled millions of cars and McShan will graduate with no immediate prospects for a Toyota job in Mississippi. Toyota says it’s holding off pro-

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TODAY IN hISTOrY 1790: President George Washington signs a measure authorizing the first U.S. Census. 1872: President Ulysses S. Grant signs an act creating Yellowstone National Park. 1932: Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., the 20-month-old son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh, is kidnapped from the family home near Hopewell, N.J. (Remains identified as those of the child were found the following May.) 1961: President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps.

duction in Blue Springs, not because of the recall, but until the car market improves and the company sells off “excess capacity.” It’s anybody’s guess when that’ll be. Even when Toyota gives the green light, it could be 18 months to two years before the first car rolls off the assembly line. “When I heard Toyota was coming, I thought, ‘This is the (college) program that I need.’ I’ve been here ever since, waiting for Toyota to open,” McShan said recently while taking a break from classes at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo.


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Will Gatewood, 10, the son of William and Valerie Gatewood, performs “Bells of San Miguel” by Dennis Alexander during the Vicksburg Music Teachers Association’s Latin Music Festival Sunday at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. The

Police continue search for suspect in downtown shooting Vicksburg police were continuing to look for a man witnesses said fired up to 10 shots from the balcony of a downtown bar Friday night. Sgt. Sandra Williams this morning repeated an earlier report that the shots followed a fight between two men on the balcony of The Upper End, 1306 Washington St. Neighbors along Washington Street said they heard about seven shots. The victim had told police Saturday night who shot the gun around 10, and he declined to file charges over injuries sustained in the fight between the two. Williams said no warrant had been issued for the suspect because police have failed to confirm his identity. Larry Ray, one of the owners of the bar, said this morning that the fight began after the two left the bar. He said he heard “about 10 shots,” but he was not sure that they were fired from the balcony. “I thought they were shooting fireworks,” he said.

Utica man charged after stolen gun found A Utica man was in the Warren County Jail today charged with having a stolen gun after a deputy saw him in a fight in the parking lot of a convenience store Saturday night. Willie Charles Barnes, 42, 2596 Belmont Road, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm, said Sheriff Martin Pace, and was expected to make his initial court appearance today. Pace said the arrest came

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from staff reports after Sgt. John Elfer saw Barnes and another man, who was not identified, in an argument in a parking lot at Mississippi 27 and U.S. 80. Elfer quelled the argument before finding the gun, which a computer check revealed had been stolen in 1999. The sheriff’s department was working this morning with the Vicksburg Police Department, with which the stolen gun report was initially filed, in an attempt to determine where the weapon has been for 11 years.

City woman jailed in theft of bracelet A Vicksburg woman was in the Issaquena County Jail this morning accused of stealing a bracelet. Tina Brown, 31, 1103 Chestnut St., was arrested at 10:55 a.m. Sunday in the 1400 block of Washington Street, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Brown is accused of entering an unlocked Jeep Cherokee in the 900 block of Grove Street 15 minutes earlier and taking the bracelet, she said. She was held without bond pending an initial hearing this morning.

Two trucks, contents stolen in Vicksburg Two Ford F-250 trucks were reported missing early Friday morning. A 2006 tan truck, Louisiana tag B572 070, valued at

$29,000 and items valued at $3,450 in the vehicle were reported missing at 8:02 a.m. from the Ameristar Hotel, 4146 Washington St. Missing items included a 17-caliber rifle valued at $500, a Nikon camera valued at $250, four hitches valued at $1,000, two Kentwood radios valued at $700, a shop fan valued at $100, a GPS system valued at $100, a bag of tools valued at $500, a jacket valued at $100 and a metal work table valued at $200. A 2002 silver truck, Mississippi tag 2AH 191, valued at $14,000 was reported missing at 8:50 a.m. from Ameristar Engineering Department, 4115 Lucy Bryson St. Reported missing from inside the truck was a 22-caliber rifle.

Six auto burglaries reported over weekend Six auto burglaries were reported in the city and county during the weekend. Three of those burglaries were reported at 8:29 a.m. Friday from the parking lot at River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road. Nothing was missing from a 1999 Ford F-350 truck or a 1990 Buick Riviera. Canned food and sodas were reported missing from a 2006 Ford F-150 truck. A 9 mm handgun valued at $500, two watches valued at $1,300 and a Motorola Razr cell phone were reported missing at 10:05 a.m. from the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Also reported missing at

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the same time from a 2000 Ford Taurus in the same block were a $100 money order and 65 CDs. No items were reported missing from a 2010 GMC Sierra in the 5600 block of Fisher Ferry Road at 10:12 a.m. Friday. Eleven auto burglaries had been reported Friday from the same area. Small electronics and weapons were reported missing from cars on Fisher Ferry Road and South Glen and Amanda drives.

Stolen items range from electronics to fur Four residential burglaries were reported in the city and county during the weekend. An AGPX DVD player valued at $50 and a Xenith 47-inch flat-screen TV valued at $795 were reported missing at 12:25 a.m. Saturday from a home in the 200 block of Tully Street. A DVD player and a VCR were reported missing at 7:47 p.m. Saturday from a home in the 40 block of Faulk Steel Road. A 42-inch Vizio flat-screen TV valued at $800 and its remote were reported missing from a home in the 400 block of Locust Street. A climbing deer stand valued at $250, a plastic container containing clothing and furs valued at $200, a butane heater valued at $100 and a Blue Rhino butane bottle valued at $45 were reported missing at 4:08 p.m. Friday from a house at a deer camp in the 1000 block of Gowall Road.

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BILOXI, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has received a grant from the Gulf of Mexico Communitybased Restoration Partnership to help with the Deer Island Restoration Project. The $20,000 will be used to help protect about 800 linear feet of shoreline on the northeast corner of Deer Island from erosion by creating a breakwater/berm using bags of recycled oyster shell stacked and staked along the shoreline. The recycled shell will be bound in wire-mesh bags, which will eventually rust away, leaving the oyster habitat free of debris. The initial deployment of oyster shell is planned for early March.

Hinds might replace emergency sirens JACKSON, Miss. — Twenty-one emergency sirens need to be replaced at a cost of about $500,000, the Hinds County’s Board of Supervisors said. The supervisors were to meet today to discuss replacing the older sirens, which are as old as 50. Ten of the 58 sirens have been replaced, said board President Robert Graham Another 20 have been ordered, and grant money has been approved but not allocated for seven more. Graham will propose that supervisors use about $500,000 in Build America bonds, or stimulus money. It would be repaid over 20 years at a low interest rate.

Rig worker killed in Keithville accident KEITHVILLE, La. — A 25-year-old Texas man has died in an accident at a natural gas drilling site in south Caddo Parish, deputies said. The accident happened Sunday at a rig operated by Trinidad Drilling and owned by Chesapeake Operating. The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Noe Falcon of Rio Grande City, Texas, an employee of Trinidad Drilling. Officials said Falcon died from a head injury.

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Jury selection begins today in trial of teen accused in man’s slaying PASCAGOULA (AP) — Jury selection was scheduled to begin today in the trial of a 16-year-old accused in the slaying of a man who was shot after he stopped for directions to a football game. Terry Hye Jr. is charged with capital murder in the death of Michael David Porter. Hye was 14 at the time of the crime in October 2008. The jury was to be selected from Lauderdale County, according to The Mississippi Press. Jurors will be transported to Pascagoula to hear the case in Jackson County Circuit Court. Opening arguments could begin Tuesday. If convicted, Hye faces life in prison without parole. Hye pleaded not guilty in June 2009, and his lawyers were granted a change of venue. Defense lawyers had cited the publicity from the October capital murder trial of co-defendant Darwin Wells Jr.

Darwin Wells Jr., the triggerman, was sentenced to life after a jury found him guilty of murder by deliberate design. Wells, of Moss Point, will be eligible for parole at age 65. Wells, the triggerman, was sentenced to life after a jury found him guilty of murder by deliberate design. Wells, of Moss Point, will be eligible for parole at age 65. Police investigators have said Porter and his wife, Linda, stopped at a Conoco station in Moss Point to ask directions to their grandson’s high school football game in Pascagoula. According to police, a group of teens attempted to rob Porter, who struggled with them. The

Suit will stand against judge accused of making false claims JACKSON (AP) — A federal judge has refused to throw out a lawsuit against a sitting judge accused of knowingly making false claims to authorities. James Jennings Jr. of Mendenhall filed suit against Hinds County Judge Houston Patton and former Hinds County District Attorney Ed Peters in 2008. U.S. District Judge Tom Lee last week rejected Patton’s assertion that as a judge he could not be held liable. Patton, 74, has been a county court judge since 1990. The lawsuit revolves around a 1997 incident in which Patton accused Jennings and Jennings’ attorney, J. Keith Shelton, of trying to bribe him. Jennings and Shelton were indicted but never tried. The charges eventually were dismissed. Jennings had filed a complaint against Patton with the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, the state’s watchdog group for judges. Patton told authorities Shelton and Jennings offered to drop Jen-

nings’ complaint for $25,000. Both Patton and Peters had filed motions asking that Jennings’ lawsuit be dismissed. Jennings claims that after Shelton approached Patton to discuss settling a potential wrongful imprisonment suit against the judge, Patton contacted the district attorney’s office and falsely reported Shelton and Jennings were attempting to bribe him, according to the suit. Lee agreed to throw out the claim against Peters because he said prosecutors are immune from liability for acts associated with the judicial phase of the criminal process — such as initiating prosecutions, presenting the state’s case and pursuing a criminal prosecution. Reached Thursday about Lee’s ruling, Patton said, “It’s still in litigation. I have no comment on it.” Jennings declined to comment Sunday night, and his attorney, Victor Fleitas of Tupelo, didn’t respond to a message left on his office voicemail Sunday.

Hattiesburg man was shot twice in the side as he drove away. Alonzo Kelly, 18, pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to accessory after the fact to capital murder. Kelly, of Moss Point, was sentenced to time served and is now on five years probation in Humphreys County, according to court records. Three more trials in the case are pending, including 16-year-old Tevin Benjamin, who requested to have his capital murder charge reduced to a lesser offense based on Wells’ conviction. \That request was denied and Benjamin, of Moss Point, is scheduled to stand trial May 3 for capital murder. Faith Gibson, 21, and Melody Jones, 39, both of Moss Point, also are charged with accessory after the fact to capital murder. Their trials are scheduled for April.


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CANTON (AP) — No criminal charges will be pursued against a former city animal control officer who had been accused of improperly dumping numerous animals. District Attorney Michael Guest said affidavits must be signed by a Canton police investigator and turned in before a judge can issue an arrest warrant for Alonzo Esco on misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty and illegal dumping. Canton Police Chief Vickie McNeill said she will not authorize her investigator to file the paperwork because no one saw any crimes occurring. McNeill said investigators “saw the end results of the crime,” meaning they discovered more than 100 animal carcasses dumped by Esco in a creek.


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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The house of O.H. Perry, at Jackson and Second North streets, burns to the ground. • The Rev. R.A. Cochran is quite ill and has been given a vacation to recuperate. • The Rev. M.L. Burton of Natchez holds a revival meeting at the South Vicksburg Methodist Church.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 B.G. Humphreys is a candidate for Congress in the Third Congressional District. • James Martlett returns from a successful trip through Alabama.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Wilson Carroll spends the day in Greenville. • Former Mayor W.L. Trowbridge suffers a stroke of paralysis and dies.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Businessmen petition the Mayor and Aldermen to furnish uniforms for policemen. • Mrs. Josephine O’Leary dies.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Lelia Mae Caston recovers from a recent illness and resumes her position at the Hotel Vicksburg cigar stand. • Mr. and Mrs. Lee Rogers arrive from New York to visit relatives.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 P.H. Irving of Culkin remains very ill at the Infirmary. • Jeanne Cooley, student at Hinds Junior College, is visiting her sister, Susie Cooley.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 E.C. Neill dies. • L.D. Wicker, lay leader, announces a Lay Day Service for Gibson Memorial Methodist Church. • The $1,625 that Anderson-Tully Ranch paid for the M.R. Headley young Hereford set an all-time record for local cattle sales.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Peggy Irwin is named Safety Queen at the annual Warren County Safety Council pageant held at Vicksburg Auditorium. • John Williams dies. • Services are held for Eugene Barfield. • Gregory Peck stars in “On the Beach“ at the Strand Theatre.



40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Reeves announce the birth of a daughter, Laura Kathryn, on Feb. 20. • Lawrence Grant, Rolling Fork resident, dies. • Christopher Jones stars in “Wild in the Streets” at Showtown USA.

Rethink how to spend remaining stimulus It is indisputable that the economy is growing again. GDP is pushing up at a quarterly rate of 5.7 percent, a result that has to be credited in some part to federal stimulus spending. What’s in play is whether this is a durable expansion or a temporary surge attributable to inventory replacement and other unsustainable factors. Investors clearly have not made up their minds. They aren’t putting private money toward investments that would create jobs and boost growth. Considerable uncertainty remains about the economic direction of the country, as well as the future plans of the taxman. The stimulus package is doing nothing to restore confidence. We also know for sure that the stimulus hasn’t fulfilled its stated goals. When passed, the nation was assured the massive spending would hold unemployment under 8 percent and “save or create” 3.5 million jobs. The job-

less rate eventually topped 10 percent, and has only recently dropped slightly below that mark. The White House’s claim of more than 2 million new jobs attributable to the stimulus package has been discredited by factchecking stories by The Associated Press and newspapers across the country. Most of the jobs saved were in the public sector. That’s because much of the first phase spending — $147 billion — went to states to fill their budget holes or shore up safety net programs such as unemployment insurance and Medicaid. In many cases, Mississippi being a prime example, the money allowed states to stave off draconian cuts in hope of a private sector recovery that, at current tax rates, will refill treasuries. The stimulus package also didn’t deliver on its promise to build a healthier infrastructure for the nation. What we may never know is

whether a different approach would have worked better. Would deeper and broader tax relief have triggered a recovery-inducing consumer spending spree, the way the Cash for Clunkers program revived the auto industry last fall? That’s a question that ought to be thoroughly explored before spending an additional $300 billion of the package. And if we are entering a sustainable recovery, it may be that not spending the next $300 billion would have the most positive impact on the economy, considering the jitters at home and abroad over America’s commitment to destructive deficits for the long-term. Instead of cheerleading for a program that has delivered such uncertain results, the administration should give itself the benefit of an honest assessment of what the stimulus really accomplished, and whether a new direction might produce a better return.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mrs. Callie Ann Duke Bryant dies. • Felicia Wilson and Ruby Amos, both of Vicksburg, visit with Sen. Thad Cochran while in Washington participating in the Presidential Classroom Program.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Vincent J. Battalio, owner and operator of Battalio’s Beverages, dies. • Beechwood Elementary student Kelli Curry wins the girls’ 10-11 age group state Elks Hoop Shoot contest in Hattiesburg.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Vicksburg native Beau Cathey is promoted to assistant vice president at Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. • Bienville Apartment complex on North Frontage Road undergoes extensive renovations. • Ground is broken for the new Cedar Grove M.B. Church on Grange Hall Road.

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Being confrontational is what street preachers do One has to wonder whether the street preacher and his videographer are sad or happy now that they’ve been found innocent of disturbing the peace and failing to obey a law enforcement officer. After all, Micah Keith Bishop and Jesse Andrew Clemts were intent on being arrested at last fall’s Old Court House Flea Market. They told the sheriff and the police chief of their plans in advance. That means shouting the gospel, which is what Bishop did before the arrests, was as much about testing man’s law as it was about spreading God’s word. Bishop, who grew up in Vicksburg, had been arrested in Clinton earlier in 2009, too. For decades now, cases on this topic have swirled through state and federal courts. There are street preacher organizations. They have Web sites and communicate with each other about gains and setbacks in the legal system. A common thread is the claim of constitutional freedom of religion. Bishop and Clemts offered no testimony, but other defendants often say



Defendants often say they are persecuted because they are Christians who are attempting to spread a Christian message, not merely prosecuted for their unusual public displays.

they are persecuted because they are Christians who are attempting to spread a Christian message, not merely prosecuted for their unusual public displays. In courtrooms, however, religion is not an issue. Let me repeat that: The cases don’t question the faith of the defendants or their right to express their faith. The cases are limited to whether the rights of others or the public generally were abused. Municipal judges very rarely offer written opinions. In this case, Municipal Judge Nancy Thomas included nine single-spaced, well-reasoned pages with her verdict.

Judge Thomas makes clear these are freedom of speech cases, not freedom of religion cases. A long series of freedom of speech cases makes clear that government cannot interfere with or punish what a citizen says in a public forum, except by setting reasonable limits on the time, place and manner, or if the words spoken are lewd, obscene, libelous or are designed or would have the effect of causing listeners to become violent. Bishop’s words didn’t do any of that. So he was innocent. End of story, unless the city appeals, which is unlikely, or Bishop, Clemts or

any organization supporting them decides to sue the city. In her opinion, Judge Thomas also talked about the testimony by area residents and flea market folks who said they were offended. A lot of people think there’s a right not to be offended. Not so. Whether it’s having to look at goofballs sagging their pants, having a street preacher shout at them or anything else, “I didn’t like seeing that” or “I didn’t like hearing that” is not a topic the Constitution addresses. Back to street preachers, generally. They read the same Scripture other Christians do and feel commanded to take the message of salvation, well, to the streets. The video I watched, reportedly of Bishop in Clinton, contained no words that could be considered insults. That’s not always true of other street preachers. I’ve heard women being called prostitutes (although a shorter word was used) because they were wearing lipstick. “Ask me why you deserve hell,” is another refrain. I’m told street preachers who use this approach

believe there’s a commandment to rebuke sinners, not coddle them. Positioning themselves as victims of government forces trying to stamp out religion is pretty standard for street preachers, too. For that reason, it’s fair to wonder whether Bishop and Clemts might have preferred a different verdict, creating another case to wend it’s way up the appeals process. But Judge Thomas ruled they weren’t hurting anything, which was right. The verdict fits their belief they did nothing illegal, but conflicts with the theory that government is anti-Christian. This is a subject run through with the strongest of feelings. The zeal is real. For pedestrians who might encounter such a situation, however, remember that being unsettling, being abrasive, being confrontational is what street preachers do. Listen, argue or keep walking. That’s up to you. •

Charlie Mitchell is executive editor of The Vicksburg Post. Write to him at Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or e-mail cmitchell@

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SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. (AP) — Not far from Yosemite’s waterfalls and in the middle of California’s redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them. Pot has been grown on public lands for decades, but Mexican traffickers have taken it to a whole new level: using armed guards and trip wires to safeguard sprawling plots that in some cases contain tens of thousands of plants offering a potential yield of more than 30 tons of pot a year. “Just like the Mexicans took over the methamphetamine trade, they’ve gone to mega, monster gardens,” said Brent Wood, a supervisor for the California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement. He said Mexican traffickers have “supersized” the marijuana trade. Interviews with law enforcement officials across the country showed that Mexican gangs are largely responsible for a spike in large-scale marijuana farms over the last several years. Local, state and federal agents found about a million more pot plants each year between 2004 and 2008, and authorities say an estimated 75 percent to 90 percent of the new marijuana farms can be linked to Mexican gangs. In 2008 alone, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration, police across the country confiscated or destroyed 7.6 million plants from about 20,000 outdoor plots. Growing marijuana in the U.S. saves traffickers the risk and expense of smuggling their product across the border and allows gangs to produce their crops closer to local markets. Distribution also becomes less risky. Once the marijuana is harvested and dried on the hidden farms, drug gangs can drive it to major cities, where it is distributed to street dealers and sold along with pot that was grown in Mexico. About the only risk to the Mexican growers, experts say, is that a stray hiker or hunter could stumble onto a hidden field. The remote plots are nestled under the cover of thick forest canopies in places such as Sequoia National Park, or hidden high in the rugged-yetfertile Sierra Nevada Mountains. Others are secretly planted on remote stretches of Texas ranch land. All of the sites are far from the eyes of law enforcement, where growers can take the time needed to grow far more potent marijuana. Farmers of these fields use illegal fertilizers to help the plants along, and use cloned female plants to reduce the amount of seed in the bud that is dried and eventually sold.

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Mexican gang plots can often be distinguished from those of domestic-based growers, who usually cultivate much smaller fields with perhaps 100 plants and no security measures. Some of the fields tied to the drug gangs have as many as 75,000 plants, each of which can yield at least a pound of pot annually, according to federal data reviewed by the AP. The Sequoia National Forest in central California is covered in a patchwork of pot fields, most of which are hidden along mountain creeks and streams, far from hiking trails. It’s the same situation in the nearby Yosemite, Sequoia and Red-

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supreme court Instead, the court sent their case back to the federal appeals court in Washington that previously ruled judges lacked the power to release the Guantanamo detainees inside the United States. The justices said in an unsigned opinion that the lower court should reexamine the case. • Is allowing a lawsuit to proceed against Hustler Magazine over decadesold nude photographs of a woman that Larry were pubFlynt lished after she was killed by her husband, wrestler Chris Benoit. The court turned down Hustler’s appeal today. Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and their son before committing suicide in 2007. Hustler published 20-year-old nude photographs of Nancy Benoit after the deaths gained international attention. Her family filed a federal lawsuit against the Larry Flynt Publishing Group, Hustler’s publisher, claiming that the woman, a model and former professional wrestler herself, had asked the photographer to destroy the images immediately after they were shot. A federal judge ruled in the magazine’s favor in October 2008, dismissing the lawsuit and concluding that the mag-

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to get involved in a new dispute over a Ten Commandments display on public property. The justices today left in place a lower court decision that a Ten Commandments marker in Haskell County, Okla., must go. The 8-foot-tall stone monument has been on the county courthouse lawn in Stigler, Okla., since 2004. A federal appeals court ruled last year that it amounts to an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the county commission. In 2005, the high court said in two cases that determining whether the Ten Commandments could be displayed on government property was a case-by-case affair. In other action, the court: • Dismissed an appeal today from the seven Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay because they have been offered another place to live. The justices took the unusual step of scratching a case three weeks before it was going to be argued, citing changed circumstances in the plight of the Chinese Muslims, or Uighurs, who have been held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba for eight years. The Uighurs had asked the high court to rule that federal judges have the authority to release detainees into the United States when they have no place to go.

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nation as a whole, shattering dreams and undermining an already hurting economy. “There’s got to be a sense of accountability,” Obama said in announcing his latest gettough school proposal at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The president’s plan would

seek to help 5,000 of the nation’s lowest-performing schools over the next five years. Obama has been pushing schools to raise their standards and prod them to get more children ready for college or work.


Cupit of Denham Spring, La., assisted by local attorney David Sessums. The retrial was originally scheduled for May 11 but was postponed due an illness of the defendant, which required hospitalization. Davenport logged more than 20 years with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, his assignments including both patrol and a stint managing the MHP driver’s license bureau at 1100 Grove St. He remains on unpaid administrative leave, said Jon Kalahar, spokesman for the MHP.

ers who have not been in the National Board process, but this is a slap in the face, and it’s a huge morale issue for these teachers,” said Kelly Riley, deputy director of Mississippi Professional Educators. “These teachers have worked hard for this certification. It’s not an easy process.” To attain the certification, which expires after 10 years, teachers pay to undergo a yearlong evaluation of their classroom effectiveness. Last week, Rankin County schools Superintendent Lynn Weathersby sent teachers a letter explaining that the district’s ability to pay the supplement is based on state funding. “With over 200 National Board Certified teachers in (the district), this is not an expense the district can absorb during the current economic situation,” he wrote. “This means that your current contract must be changed. Your new contract will be the regular teaching

contract with an addendum that states that the National Board supplement is contingent upon state funding.” Weathersby said the contract change is a legal requirement. Rankin County has the most National Board Certified teachers in the state, and it would cost almost $1.4 million to pay the supplement, said Carol Jones, a district spokeswoman. Warren County has “41 or 42” board certified teachers, said Superintendent Dr. James Price. Those teachers will receive their full stipend this year, but a separate contract will be written for 2010-2011. “The way it will read is that they will get whatever the state gives us,” Price said. “We will pass (it) along.” It would cost more than $240,000 to pay the supplement for Hinds County teachers, district spokesman James Mason said, about the same as for those in Warren County.

“We’re honoring the contracts for teachers this year, even though that money was taken away” in Gov. Haley Barbour’s budget cuts, Mason said. About 40 percent of the state’s teachers have similar contract provisions, according to the state Department of Education. Mississippi has 3,103 National Board Certified teachers, including 222 who received certification last year, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Mississippi K-12 schools have lost $206.5 million in state-level budget cuts. Funds for the program have not been spared. In January, Barbour requested a $1.9 million cut for the supplement and another $110,642 this month, for a total of more than $2 million, said Pete Smith, spokesman for the Department of Education.

said. “When you have a lot of excess capacity you have to use what you’ve got.” It would take a “fundamental shaking of confidence” in the Toyota brand for the recalls to further delay the opening of the Mississippi plant, said Haig Stoddard, auto analyst with the consulting firm IHS-Global Insight. “As it stands right now I’m not sure what they are going to build there, if they’ll go with the Prius or something else, but they’re going to need that capacity in North America,” Stoddard said. “I think that plant has a future, irrespective of what they build there.” Gov. Haley Barbour, a second-term Republican who helped lure the plant to Mississippi, said Toyota “made a commonsense business decision that they need to wait for the automobile market to improve.” “While we wish they were open today, nobody can argue with that business decision,” Barbour said in a telephone interview. “One thing about Toyota is they think long term, and we do, too.” Barbour said he doesn’t

believe the recall will hurt Toyota or the Mississippi plant long term, and he said Toyota will be an anchor of the economy in northeast Mississippi. Barbour and members of the Mississippi Legislature expressed high hopes for Toyota in March 2007 when officials approved the issuance of $293.9 million in bonds for the automaker and another $30 million for Toyota suppliers. Toyota has volunteered to start making interest payments in April on state loans since the company missed the mark in starting production and employing 2,000 people. There’s no specific trigger point in market conditions that will get things rolling again in Mississippi, Copenhaver said. The building is mostly completed, but Toyota still has to install hundreds of millions of dollars in manufacturing equipment and hire and train workers. That’s not to say the plant hasn’t already pumped millions into the area. Mike Gentry, who owns Gentry’s Grocery & Grill in Blue Springs, a town of 144 people, said business

boomed while hundreds of workers were building the plant, roads and rail lines. Gentry bought a catering truck to take food to the site. Gentry’s brother and other area landowners cashed in by setting up places for out-of-town workers to live in trailers. Those trailer hook-ups are mostly empty now, and it’s easier to find a seat during lunch at Gentry’s. Many customers at the small store, who sit at folding tables and wash down barbecue with sweet tea, wonder if the plant will ever open. Toyota says $300 million has been invested at the site, and the company has pledged $50 million to Mississippi schools for educational programs. About 70 people, including management, security and others, work at the plant now in “production preparation activities,” Copenhaver said. Other international companies have expressed interest in opening plants in Mississippi since Toyota announced it would, said Randy Kelley, director of Three Rivers Planning and Development District, the fiscal and administrative agency for the PUL alliance, a joint venture of

three counties around Blue Springs that worked to bring the plant here. Kelley wouldn’t name those companies, citing a need for secrecy in economic development projects. In any case, new jobs are sorely needed in Mississippi, where the statewide unemployment rate has topped 10 percent, above the national average of 9.7 percent. At Itawamba Community College, many students are pondering their next move. Barry Emison, a tool and dye technology teacher at ICC, said “about 100 percent” hoped to get a job at Toyota or one of the suppliers that plan to set up shop in Mississippi. “Yeah, there’s disappointment, but (the students) all are still looking forward to that day Toyota does come,” Emison said. “We still believe they’re gonna be here (and) they’re going to be a driving force in the local economy.” Toyota thinks so, too. “We’re still here,” Copenhaver said. So is McShan, who says he’ll do whatever it takes to provide for his little girl while waiting and hoping for a job at Toyota.

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Mavis Marie Barnes Services for Mavis Marie Barnes will be at 2 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy J. Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Mrs. Barnes died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 68. Born in Lonoke, Ark., Mrs. Barnes was a Vicksburg resident for most of her life and had lived in Virginia Beach, Va., for the past two years. She was a member of Solid Rock Pentecostal Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Edward Barnes; and her parents, J.T. Marshall and Martha Ella Marshall. Survivors include her son, Randall Barnes of Virginia Beach; daughter, Rose Annette Barnes West of Vicksburg; brothers, Melvin R. Marshal and Marvin J. Marshall, both of Vicksburg; a sister, Rose Gardner of Vicksburg; three grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers will be Israel West, Wayne Williamson, Jerry Marshall, Bobby Turner, Kendell Stevens and Tommy Gardner. Honorary pallbearer is Larry Montpelier.

Florence Cameron Davis Florence Cameron Davis died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 89. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her parents, Judge and Elmonia Cosby Cameron; her husband, Fred D. Davis Sr.; two sisters, Georgia Broadway and Fannie Hall; four brothers, Major Cameron Sr., Almer Apple, Ivory McGriggs and Judge Cameron Jr.; and one daughter, Mildred G. Davis. Survivors include two sisters, Alcy Ussery of Detroit and Patsy Scott of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; one daughter, Betty Davis Brown of Syracuse, N.Y.; one son, Fred D. Davis Jr. of Vicksburg; seven grandchildren; and other relatives, including members of the Cameron, Cosby, Hall, McGriggs, McGowan and Collier families. Lakeview Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy H. Harrison of Eagle Lake; four sons, James “Jimmy” Harrison Jr. of Richland, Larry Harrison of Belzoni, Ronnie Harrison of Brookhaven and Bob Harrison of Eagle Lake; 11 grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. H. Bryan Abel officiating. Burial will be at 12:30 at Flor-

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Toyota “I’m just trying to give my daughter the best education that I can,” McShan said. “That job right there (at the Toyota plant) would help give her the best.” Toyota has been hounded lately by production problems on several models, including the Prius, the gaselectric hybrid that was to be built in Mississippi. Problems with gas pedals, floor mats and brakes on various models have led to the biggest worldwide recall in the company’s history, lawsuits, apologies from Toyota officials and congressional hearings. The recall, however, came well after the announcement that production at Blue Springs was being put on hold. Toyota officials insist the recalls won’t have any effect on the Blue Springs plant. “It’s just a question of when the market will support the capacity that we will have at this plant,” David Copenhaver, the Toyota vice president in charge of the Blue Springs facility, said recently. “Everybody, I think, can easily understand what the market has been like the last year or so,” Copenhaver


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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 59º Low/past 24 hours............... 35º Average temperature......... 47º Normal this date................... 54º Record low..............24º in 1984 Record high............81º in 1972 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..........................None Total/year.................8.96 inches Normal/month......0.19 inches Normal/year........ 10.52 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 6:08 A.M. Most active..................N/A P.M. Active............................. 6:33 P.M. Most active................12:21 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:00 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:01 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:29

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 31.7 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 29.6 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 29.6 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 29.9 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.8 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.9 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................80.2 River....................................79.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 30.2 Wednesday........................... 29.3 Thursday................................ 27.7 Arkansas City Tuesday.................................. 23.4 Wednesday........................... 23.6 Thursday................................ 23.5 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 34.9 Wednesday........................... 35.3 Thursday................................ 35.4 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 32.4 Wednesday........................... 33.1 Thursday................................ 33.5


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Looting plagues Chile; deaths exceed 700 Obama ‘fit for duty,’ CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Security forces said today they arrested dozens of people for violating curfew after looters sacked virtually every market in this hard-hit city and Chile’s earthquake toll surpassed 700. President Michelle Bachelet promised imminent deliveries of food, water and shelter for thousands living on the streets. “We are confronting an emergency without parallel in Chile’s history,” Bachelet declared Sunday, a day after the magnitude-8.8 quake — one of the biggest in centuries — killed at least 708 people and destroyed or badly damaged 500,000 homes. Bachelet said “a growing number” of people were recorded as missing. The governor of the Concepcion region, Jaime Toha, said troops and police arrested 55 people overnight for violating a curfew imposed to halt looting. Some coastal towns just to the north of Concepcion were almost obliterated, first shaken by the quake, then slammed by a tsunami that lifted whole houses and carried them inland and that reduced others to piles of sticks. In Concepcion itself, firefighters were seeking survivors in a toppled apartment building, a day after they had to pause because of tear gas fired at looters who wheeled away everything from microwave ovens to canned milk at a damaged supermarket across the street. Ingenious looters used long tubes of bamboo and plastic to siphon gasoline from underground tanks at a closed gasoline station. Eduardo Aundez, a Spanish professor, watched with

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A resident looks at a destroyed house in Constitucion, Chile, today. disgust as a soldier patiently waited for looters to rummage through a downtown store, then lobbed two tear gas canisters into the rubble to get them out. “I feel abandoned” by authorities, he said. “We believe the government didn’t take the necessary measures in time, and now supplies of food and water are going to be much more complicated.” Looters even carted off pieces of a copper statue of South American independence fighter Bernardo O’Higgins next to a justice building. Efforts to determine the full scope of destruction were undermined by an endless string of terrifying aftershocks that turned more buildings into rubble — and forced thousands to set up tents in parks and grassy highway medians. “If you’re inside your house, the furniture moves,” said

Monica Aviles, pulling a shawl around her shoulders to ward off the cold as she sat next to a fire across the street from her apartment building. As if to punctuate her fear, an aftershock set off shuddering and groaning sounds for blocks around. “That’s why we’re here,” she said. In another part of the city, eight Peruvian families shared a four-story building — the bravest living inside the cracked building, the others in tents out front. “We’ve received help from the neighbors, from passing taxis and from other people who have offered us a coat or something to eat,” said Samantha Fernandez, who offered space to boyfriend Jose Luis Jacinto after he fled his room after the quake. Bachelet signed a decree giving the military control

over security in the provinces of Concepcion and Maule and announced a 9 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew for all non-emergency workers. She ordered troops to help deliver food, water and blankets and clear rubble from roads, and she urged power companies to restore service first to hospitals, health clinics and shelters. Field hospitals were planned for hard-hit Concepcion, Talca and Curico. Bachelet also ordered authorities to quickly identify the dead and return them to their families to ensure “the dignified burials that they deserve.” Bachelet, who leaves office March 11, said Chile needs field hospitals and temporary bridges, water purification plants and damage assessment experts — as well as rescuers to help relieve exhausted workers.

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is in “excellent health” and “fit for duty,” the White House physician said Sunday after the 48-year-old commander in chief’s first checkup since he took office. Navy Capt. Jeffrey Kuhlman said after the 90-minute exam at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., that he saw nothing that would prevent Obama from President Barack Obama fulfilling his term as president. According to a White House release after the exam, Kuhlman recommended that Obama “continue smoking cessation efforts” and modify his exercise regimen to strengthen his leg muscles to overcome occasional pain from chronic tendinitis in his left leg. The report said Obama uses a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory for the tendinitis and “nicotine replacement therapy” — believed to be nicotine gum — in his bid to quit smoking. Obama said at in June that he still had an occasional cigarette. It was his first acknowledgment that he hadn’t kicked the habit.


Four NATO troops killed in Afghanistan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Four NATO service members died today in separate attacks across Afghanistan, including a suicide car bomb that targeted an international military convoy as it crossed a bridge in the Taliban-dominated south, the coalition said. Nine Afghan civilians also died in four bombings in the south, according to officials. The deaths came as American and Afghan forces worked to consolidate control over the former insurgent stronghold of Marjah in the southern province of Helmand.

Oil falls below $80 on stronger dollar Oil prices lost early gains today to retreat below $80 a barrel, as the effects of a rising dollar offset the strength in other commodities markets, such as copper, and increases in equities. Benchmark crude for April delivery was up 14 cents to $79.80 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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Search for teen widens; sex offender held SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities and volunteers have widened their search for a missing 17-year-old in San Diego County after a registered sex offender was arrested in her disappearance. Some 1,400 volunteer searchers and 100 law enforcement officers failed to find Chelsea King on Sunday, but evidence led to the arrest of 30-yearold John Albert Gardner of Lake Elsinore, Calif., some 75 miles to the north, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore said. King disappeared Thursday after going for a run near Lake Hodges at Rancho Bernardo Community Park in San Diego, a popular park full of running trails. Her car, with her cell phone and iPod inside, were found later that night. Gore said investigators discovered physical evidence linking Gardner to the case. Gore would not elaborate on the nature of the evidence. He said they were holding out hope that she would be found. Gardner was taken into custody at a restaurant in Escondido shortly after 4 p.m.

Sunday and wa s b e i n g questioned Sunday night. “This investigation is ongoing and specific crimJohn Albert inal charges Gardner are still being determined,” Gore said at a news conference. Investigators also suspect Gardner could be tied to a Dec. 27 assault on a female jogger from Colorado Springs, Gore said. Gardner’s Riverside County residence was also searched Sunday, Gore said. He was required to register as a sex offender because of a conviction for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, the Megan’s Law Web site said. It was not immediately clear whether Gardner has hired an attorney. King’s parents continued pleas for her return and said the arrest offered them no relief. “Nothing will change for us until our beautiful daughter,


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Countdown begins to 31st Run Thru History

Same old, same old Jimmie Johnson wins again at Las Vegas. Story/B2

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL St. Aloysius vs. Raleigh at Richland Tuesday, 4:30 p.m.

By Ernest Bowker


The countdown to the Run Thru History is on. The 31st edition of the 10-kilometer run and 5-kilometer race walk through the Vicksburg Military Park is Saturday and will feature a few new wrinkles along with the same familiar party. More than 400 people had registered as of this morning, with hundreds more expected throught the week. A total of 1,003 people participated in last year’s RTH. In 2008, 912 people paid the registration fee and 760 finished the race. Runners and walkers can register through Friday at

the Purks YMCA or Battlefield Inn or on Saturday from 7 until 8 a.m. at Battlefield Inn. The registration fee is $30 for the 10K run and 5K walk, or $12 for the Blue/ Gray 1-mile fun run. “We’re right on track compared to last year,” RTH committee member Casey Custer said. “Last year they had roughly the same number. We’ll get a lot in (today).” The runners and walkers will compete with a new scoring system. For the first time, a computer chip will track their progress and register their time as they cross the finish line. Previously, participants were handed

a card as they finished and then proceeded to a nearby table to hand it in. Times were recorded by hand. The computer chip system has become popular in recent years at larger races, but technical issues and cost concerns kept RTH organizers from using it for their event. “It’s a great system for managing a large number of people,” Custer said. “It was a committee decision. We wanted to evaluate how to tabulate results. Because of the sheer number of people we have, we thought it would be a good option.” Custer, the associate executive director of the Vicksburg YMCA, is one member of a new organizing commit-

Run Thru History The 31st annual Run Thru History is Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the Vicksburg Military Park. You can register for the 10K run, 5K race walk and 1-mile fun run at the Purks YMCA or Battlefield Inn until Friday at 8 p.m., or at Battlefield Inn from 7 until 8 a.m. on Saturday. Registration fee for the 10K run and 5K walk is $30. The fee for the Blue/Gray 1-miler is $12. For information, call 601-638-1071. tee taking over the Run Thru History this year along with John Duett, Gary Sessums, Blake Teller, Dustin Blount, Andy Oakes, Briggs Hopson III, Jeb Blackburn and Francine Nosser. The new group assumed control when the old committee of Mack Varner, Robert Sadler, Hays Latham, Bobby Abraham retired after 23

years heading up the race. Blount credited Varner’s committee with making this RTH the next link in a tradition rather than a rough transition year. “The old staff that did it has made it much easier. Everything is in place. We’re just picking up where they left off,” Blount said.

PCA hosts Riverfield Tuesday, 6 p.m. Vicksburg hosts Yazoo City Tuesday, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Pearl Tuesday, 7 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL Vicksburg hosts Greenville Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Puckett Tuesday, 6 p.m. WC hosts Brandon Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.


6 p.m. ESPN - A couple of Big East juggernauts, No. 11 Georgetown and No, 8 West Virginia, jockey for tournament position when they meet tonight in Morgantown.

WHO’S HOT TANNER MATHIS Ole Miss left fielder went 3-for-4 and scored two runs in a 9-3 win over Oakland on Sunday. College baseball roundup/B3.

SIDELINES Thumb injury puts Shaq on the shelf INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal’s regular season could be over. Now the Cleveland Cavaliers hope the center they acquired for the postseason will be back in time for the playoffs. O’Neal will undergo surgery today to repair his injured right thumb. He was examined Sunday by Dr. Thomas Graham at the National Hand Center in Baltimore. Graham will perform the surgery. The Cavaliers said they will update a timeline for his return following the procedure, but a typical recovery period is 6 to 8 weeks. There are seven weeks left in the regular season. The Cavaliers acquired O’Neal last summer with an eye toward the postseason. O’Neal has played well, averaging 12 points and 6.7 rebounds in 53 games. O’Neal injured the thumb Thursday at Boston when his shot was blocked by Glen Davis.


La. Pick 3: 2-7-8 La. Pick 4: 9-4-48 Weekly results: B2

Golden boy Crosby’s overtime winner gives Canadians hockey gold medal By The Associated Press VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Rest assured, Canada, the national honor is served. With a flick of the wrist from The Next One, Sidney Crosby, Canadians found Olympic redemption Sunday. The pall of a luger’s death, a series of embarrassing glitches, a first half so dismal the hosts conceded the medals race, a loss to the upstart Americans in a preliminary game. All but forgotten. Canada is the Olympic champion in men’s hockey, and the whole country can finally celebrate its Winter Games. Canada survived one of the greatest games in Olympic history to beat the Ameri-

OLYmpICS cans 3-2 in overtime and cap the host country’s record gold rush in Vancouver. Crosby — hockey heir to Canada’s own Great One, Wayne Gretzky — won it when he whipped a shot past U.S. goalie Ryan Miller 7:40 into overtime after the U.S. had tied it with 24.4 seconds left in regulation. “It’s a pretty unbelievable thing. You know what? Every kid dreams of that opportunity,” Crosby said. “Being in Canada, that’s the opportunity of a lifetime. You dream of that a thousand times growing up. For it to come true is amazing. “Our team worked so unbelievably hard,” Crosby said. See Crosby, Page B3.


Canada’s Sidney Crosby (87) is congratulated by Drew Doughty (8) and Scott Niedermayer (27) after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime of the men’s gold medal hockey game against the United States on Sunday.

Lady Vols put down Ole Miss

Lady Bulldogs finish third despite defeat

By The Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. — Allison Hightower smiled and waved as the crowd rose to its feet, some fans chanting: “Al-li-son!” She exchanged a high-five with coach Van Chancellor and hugged top assistant Bob Starkey. Then she took a seat for the final five minutes of a contest that seemed over well before that because of the way she dominated the last home game of her career. Hightower scored 26 points, helping No. 20 LSU close its regular season with its fifth victory in six games, 76-47 over Mississippi State on Sunday. “It’s kind of bittersweet — kind of sad and also exciting,” Hightower said. “I got to enjoy (two) Final Fours, (three) NCAA tournaments, playing with veteran players. ... This experience is something I’ll never forget.” A memorable performance for Hightower also helped LSU (20-8, 9-7 SEC) climb into fourth in the conference, thereby earning a first-round bye in the league tournament

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Pat Summitt could tell a difference in her team in its first game since clinching the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship. She was hardly happy about it. Shekinna Stricklen scored 23 points to help the No. 4 Lady Volunteers fight off a second-half rally from Ole Miss for a 75-63 victory Sunday night, but Summitt was in no mood to celebrate Tennessee’s 11th consecutive win to close out the regular season. “Do I look like I’m happy? Do I sound like I’m happy?” Summitt said. “I’m disappointed in our team not bringing it all the time. If you are a team on a mission, you can see it. You can feel it, you know, and it’s just obvious. But no, in this game, we decided to pick and choose, and we had two players step up

By Brett Martel The Associated Press


Ole Miss’ Bianca Thomas (45) drives against Tennessee’s Angie Bjorklund during the second half Sunday. Thomas scored 34 points, but Tennessee won 75-63.

WOmEN’S BaSkETBaLL and play great.” Alicia Manning recorded her first double-double with a career-high 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Vols (27-2, 15-1 SEC), and Stricklen also had 10 rebounds. “We won, and I know it’s not one of our best games,” Stricklen said. “But right now, we just have to let it go and just get ready for tournament time, and just go hard in every one of the

SEC Women’s Tournament At Duluth, Ga. First round Thursday Noon - Ole Miss vs. South Carolina 2:30 p.m. - Florida vs. Auburn 6:30 p.m. - Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas 9 p.m. - Georgia vs. Alabama First round byes: Tennessee, Mississippi State, Kentucky, LSU

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that begins on Thursday. LSU raced to a double-digit lead in the first five minutes, led by 28 in the first half and 36 in the second. Chanel Mokango scored 18 for Mississippi State (18-11, 9-7), which entered the game averaging 71.4 points but shot only 29.3 percent and turned the ball over 18 times. Mississippi State still finished third in the SEC and will also have a bye in the league tournament. Mississippi State will face the winner of Thursday’s Alabama-Georgia game on Friday night at 9. LSU will play either Arkansas or Vanderbilt on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Tennessee and Kentucky received the other firstround byes. “Hopefully our light will come on, that switch will be flipped,” Mississippi State head coach Sharon FanningOtis said. “We have an opportunity now. ... You have to play well at this time of year and I was disappointed in us competing today, but I think you have to give credit to LSU relative to their execution and their teamwork.”

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NBA Jefferson suspended following DWI arrest MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Timberwolves star center Al Jefferson apologized to the team and fans Sunday after his arrest on suspicion of DWI following a weekend loss to Portland. The Timberwolves suspended Jefferson for the next two games without pay — a punishment the Prentiss native said he accepts. “I want to apologize to the entire Timberwolves organization, owner Glen Taylor, my teammates, coaches and Wolves fans everywhere for my actions last night,” Jefferson said in a statement released Sunday by the Timberwolves. “I made a very poor decision and I am truly sorry for that. As a leader on this team, I know that more is expected of me, and I am disappointed in myself.” A Minnesota State Patrol trooper stopped Jefferson, 25, on Interstate 394 near downtown Minneapolis early Sunday for speeding and changing lanes without signaling, patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske said. After taking a field sobriety test, Jefferson was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for a blood test, which he had agreed to, then to Hennepin County Jail on suspicion of fourth-degree driving while impaired, Roeske said. Jefferson was released after an hour in jail and faces an April 23 court appearance.

Golf Mahan rallies for Phoenix Open victory SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Hunter Mahan won the Phoenix Open for his second PGA Tour title, coming from four strokes back to beat Rickie Fowler by a shot in a 1-2 finish for former Oklahoma State players. The 27-year-old Mahan had an eagle and a pair of birdies in a late four-hole span Sunday to finish at 16-under 268. Mahan closed with consecutive bogey-free 6-under 65s. South Korea’s Y.E. Yang also shot a 65 to finish at 14 under, two off the pace. Last year’s PGA Championship winner, Yang led until his tee shot went in the water at No. 17.

Olympics Russian President demands resignations MOSCOW — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is demanding that sports officials step down over the country’s dismal performance at the Vancouver Olympics. Russia, a traditional winter sports powerhouse, won just 15 medals — with only three golds — in one of its worst performances. Officials said before the games that 40 medals and a top-three finish in the medal standings was the target.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 1 1994 — NBA referee Steve Javie ejects Portland radio analyst Mike Rice in the third quarter of the Pacers’ 106-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. 2001 — Jackie Stiles of Southwest Missouri State becomes the NCAA career scoring leader in women’s basketball, running her career total to 3,133 points with 30 in Southwest Missouri State’s 94-59 victory over Creighton. 2003 — Roy Jones Jr. beats John Ruiz, becoming the second light heavyweight champion to win a piece of the heavyweight title. Jones wins a unanimous 12-round decision to take the WBA heavyweight crown. 2006 — The Los Angeles Clippers hold New Orleans to one field goal over the final 20 minutes and an NBA record-low 16 points in the second half of an 89-67 victory.

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SCOREBOARD olympics Winter Olympic Medals Table

At Vancouver, Canada Final 86 medal events Nation G S B United States...............9 15 13 Germany........................10 13 7 Canada..........................14 7 5 Norway..........................9 8 6 Austria...........................4 6 6 Russia............................3 5 7 South Korea..................6 6 2 China.............................5 2 4 Sweden..........................5 2 4 France...........................2 3 6 Switzerland....................6 0 3 Netherlands...................4 1 3 Czech Republic.............2 0 4 Poland...........................1 3 2 Italy................................1 1 3 Japan.............................0 3 2 Finland...........................0 1 4 Australia.........................2 1 0 Belarus..........................1 1 1 Slovakia.........................1 1 1 Croatia...........................0 2 1 Slovenia.........................0 2 1 Latvia.............................0 2 0 Britain............................1 0 0 Estonia...........................0 1 0 Kazakhstan....................0 1 0

Tot 37 30 26 23 16 15 14 11 11 11 9 8 6 6 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1

Sunday’s Medalists

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Men 50km GOLD—Petter Northug, Norway SILVER—Axel Teichmann, Germany BRONZE—Johan Olsson, Sweden ——— HOCKEY Men GOLD—Canada SILVER—United States BRONZE—Finland

college baseball Team Overall SEC Kentucky........................6-0..................................0-0 Florida............................5-0..................................0-0 Vanderbilt......................6-1..................................0-0 Georgia..........................6-2..................................0-0 South Carolina..............4-2..................................0-0 Tennessee.....................4-2..................................0-0


Team Overall SEC LSU................................7-0..................................0-0 Alabama........................5-0..................................0-0 Ole Miss.......................6-1..................................0-0 Arkansas........................5-1..................................0-0 Auburn...........................4-2..................................0-0 Mississippi St..............4-3..................................0-0 Sunday’s Games East Carolina 4, South Carolina 2 Ole Miss 9, Oakland 3 Arkansas 7, Troy 6 Kentucky 10, Bowling Green 4 SE Louisiana 6, Mississippi St. 5 Georgia 7, Stetson 5 LaSalle at Florida, ppd., weather Auburn 17, Florida Atlantic 4 LSU 9, William & Mary 6, 1st game LSU 7, William & Mary 4, 2nd game Vanderbilt 7, Oklahoma St. 6 Oregon St. 1, Tennessee 0 Tuesday’s Games Kentucky at Morehead St., 1 p.m. Kansas at Arkansas, 3:05 p.m. South Alabama at Mississippi St., 4 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Alabama at Samford, 6 p.m. Memphis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Davidson at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Florida St. vs. Florida, at Tampa, Fla., 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Central Florida...............6-1..................................0-0 Tulane............................5-2..................................0-0 UAB...............................3-2..................................0-0 East Carolina.................4-3..................................0-0 Marshall.........................4-3..................................0-0 Southern Miss.............4-3..................................0-0 Rice...............................3-4..................................0-0 Houston.........................2-4..................................0-0 Memphis........................2-4..................................0-0 Sunday’s Games Marshall 10, Saint Joseph’s 2 East Carolina 4, South Carolina 2 UAB 6, Ball State 5 Memphis 3, Bradley 2 Rice 7, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2 Central Florida 10, Siena 8 LeMoyne 12, Southern Miss 11 Tulane 4, Lipscomb 3 Santa Clara 8, Houston 7 Tuesday’s Games Duquesne at Central Florida, 3 p.m. Kennesaw St. at UAB, 3 p.m. Houston at Rice, 4 p.m. East Carolina at High Point, 5 p.m. Memphis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE L 14 20 21 21 27 28 29 29 31 36 36 38 38 39 53

Pct .767 .667 .638 .632 .534 .525 .508 .491 .483 .379 .368 .356 .345 .339 .102


W L Pct L.A. Lakers....................45 15 .750 Denver...........................39 20 .661 Dallas.............................39 21 .650 Utah...............................38 21 .644 Phoenix..........................37 24 .607 Oklahoma City...............35 23 .603 San Antonio...................33 24 .579 Portland.........................35 27 .565 New Orleans.................31 29 .517 Memphis........................30 29 .508 Houston.........................29 29 .500 L.A. Clippers..................24 35 .407 Sacramento...................20 39 .339 Golden State.................17 41 .293 Minnesota......................14 47 .230 Sunday’s Games San Antonio 113, Phoenix 110 L.A. Lakers 95, Denver 89 Atlanta 106, Milwaukee 102, OT Washington 89, New Jersey 85 Oklahoma City 119, Toronto 99 Orlando 96, Miami 80 Sacramento 97, L.A. Clippers 92 Dallas 108, New Orleans 100 Today’s Games Dallas at Charlotte, 6 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. Portland at Memphis, 7 p.m. San Antonio at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 Schedule

college basketball Top 25 Schedule

Sunday’s Games No. 14 Michigan State 53, No. 3 Purdue 44 No. 5 Duke 67, Virginia 49 No. 20 Temple 65, La Salle 53 Xavier 78, No. 23 Richmond 76, 2OT Today’s Games No. 11 Georgetown at No. 8 West Virginia, 6 p.m. No. 21 Texas vs. Oklahoma, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 4 Syracuse vs. St. John’s, 6 p.m. No. 7 Villanova at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. No. 9 Ohio State vs. Illinois, 8 p.m. No. 18 Gonzaga vs. Cal State Bakersfield, 8 p.m. No. 16 Vanderbilt at Florida, 6 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Today’s Game Mississippi Valley St. at Grambling, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Tulane at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Mississippi St. at Auburn, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Texas Southern at Alcorn St., 4:30 p.m. Xavier-N.O. at Belhaven, 7 p.m. Mobile at William Carey, 7 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 7:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. LSU at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Friday’s Game Delta St. vs. N. Alabama, at Southaven, 5:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Ole Miss at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 5 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama St., 5 p.m. Southern Miss at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 7:30 p.m.


Southeastern Conference East

W Cleveland.......................46 Orlando..........................40 Atlanta...........................37 Boston...........................36 Toronto..........................31 Chicago.........................31 Milwaukee......................30 Charlotte........................28 Miami.............................29 Philadelphia...................22 Washington....................21 Detroit............................21 New York.......................20 Indiana...........................20 New Jersey...................6

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Tuesday’s Games Boston at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Indiana at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

GB — 6 8 8 1/2 14 14 1/2 15 1/2 16 1/2 17 23 23 1/2 24 1/2 25 25 1/2 39 1/2 GB — 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 8 1/2 9 10 1/2 11 14 14 1/2 15 20 1/2 24 1/2 27 31 1/2

Conference W L PCT Kentucky............. 12 2 .857 Vanderbilt........... 11 3 .786 Tennessee.......... 9 5 .643 Florida................. 9 5 .643 South Carolina... 5 9 .357 Georgia............... 5 9 .357

All Games W L 27 2 22 6 21 7 20 9 14 14 13 14

PCT .931 .786 .750 .690 .500 .481

PCT .724 .679 .483 .483 .500 .357

SOUTH Clemson 53, Florida St. 50 Duke 67, Virginia 49

MIDWEST Iowa 73, Indiana 57 Michigan St. 53, Purdue 44 Xavier 78, Richmond 76, 2OT

FAR WEST Portland St. 84, Weber St. 79 UC Davis 66, UC Riverside 43

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Illinois 58, Northwestern 48 Illinois St. 69, N. Iowa 66 Indiana 77, Penn St. 68 Indiana St. 70, Bradley 57 Iowa 68, Wisconsin 60, OT Michigan 64, Purdue 63 Michigan St. 70, Minnesota 50 Richmond 67, Saint Louis 59 Wichita St. 59, S. Illinois 57

SOUTHWEST Baylor 70, Kansas 47 Oklahoma St. 80, Texas Tech 70

FAR WEST Utah 52, Wyoming 48

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Class 3A

Friday Ripley vs. Belmont, 1 p.m.

Class 4A

PCT .815 .821 .724 .759 .690 .500 .571 .500 .464 .321 .259 .286

Conference All Games W L PCT W L PCT Jackson St........ 14 1 .933 16 11 .593 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 13 3 .813 13 14 .481 Prairie View........ 10 5 .667 15 11 .577 Alabama St......... 10 5 .667 13 13 .500 Texas Southern.. 8 7 .533 12 15 .444 Alabama A&M.... 7 8 .467 10 13 .435 MVSU................. 7 9 .438 8 21 .276 Grambling St...... 4 11 .267 6 17 .261 Southern U......... 3 13 .188 5 23 .179 Alcorn St........... 1 15 .063 1 28 .034 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Ark.-Pine Bluff at Jackson St., 6:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Grambling, 7:30 p.m. Alabama St. at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Texas Southern, 8 p.m.

Louisville 78, Connecticut 76 Marquette 84, Seton Hall 83, OT New Hampshire 77, Stony Brook 55 Penn St. 79, Northwestern 60 Rider 86, Canisius 70 Siena 76, Marist 51 Temple 65, La Salle 53 Vermont 78, Binghamton 69

SOUTH Alabama 66, Florida 61 Auburn 65, Kentucky 53 Charlotte 85, Massachusetts 51 Clemson 67, Wake Forest 62 Florida St. 94, Maryland 61 George Mason 47, Georgia St. 43 Georgia 69, Arkansas 48 LSU 76, Mississippi St. 47 Miami 76, Boston College 68, OT N.C. State 54, Georgia Tech 46 North Carolina 64, Duke 54 South Carolina 73, Vanderbilt 70 Tennessee 75, Ole Miss 63 Virginia 55, Virginia Tech 46

Thursday Myrtle vs. McAdams, 1 p.m.


Sunday’s Scores EAST

Army 49, Bucknell 37 Boston U. 79, New Hampshire 65 Hofstra 53, Northeastern 37 Iona 79, Rider 43 Manhattan 65, Marist 62 Saint Joseph’s 69, Duquesne 58 St. Peter’s 63, Niagara 59 Xavier 74, Fordham 59

Girls Class 1A

CONFERENCE USA Conference All Games W L PCT W L UTEP.................. 13 1 .929 22 5 UAB.................... 11 3 .786 23 5 Memphis............. 11 3 .786 21 8 Marshall.............. 10 4 .714 22 7 Tulsa................... 9 5 .643 20 9 SMU.................... 7 7 .500 14 14 Southern Miss.. 6 8 .429 16 12 Houston.............. 6 8 .429 14 14 UCF.................... 5 9 .357 13 15 East Carolina...... 3 11 .214 9 19 Tulane................. 2 12 .143 7 20 Rice.................... 1 13 .071 8 20 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games East Carolina at Central Florida, 6 p.m. UTEP at Marshall, 6 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Rice at Houston, 7 p.m. SMU at Tulsa, 7 p.m. Memphis at UAB, 8:05 p.m. ———

Sunday’s Scores EAST


West Conference All Games W L PCT W L Mississippi St... 9 5 .643 21 8 Ole Miss............ 7 7 .500 19 9 Arkansas............. 7 7 .500 14 15 Auburn................ 5 9 .357 14 15 Alabama............. 4 10 .286 14 14 LSU..................... 1 13 .071 10 18 Sunday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Game Vanderbilt at Florida, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Alabama at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Arkansas at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Kentucky at Georgia, 7 p.m. Mississippi St. at Auburn, 8 p.m. ———

Sunday’s Games No. 4 Tennessee 75, Ole Miss 63 North Carolina 64, No. 6 Duke 54 No. 9 Florida State 94, Maryland 61 Auburn 65, No. 16 Kentucky 43 No. 17 Baylor 70, Kansas 47 No. 20 LSU 76, Mississippi State 47 No. 21 Virginia 55, Virginia Tech 46 N.C. State 54, No. 22 Georgia Tech 46 No. 23 Oklahoma State 80, Texas Tech 70 No. 24 Georgia 69, Arkansas 48 Today’s Games No. 1 Connecticut at No. 7 Notre Dame, 6 p.m. No. 8 West Virginia at Syracuse, 6 p.m. No. 13 Georgetown vs. Seton Hall No. 18 St. John’s at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games No. 11 Oklahoma at No. 12 Texas A&M, 7 p.m.

Today New Albany vs. Northeast Lauderdale, 1 p.m. Raymond vs. Lafayette County, 6:30 p.m. Friday Championship game, 7 p.m.

Class 5A

Tuesday Clarksdale vs. West Jones, 1 p.m. Wayne County vs. Gentry, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Championship game, 1 p.m.

Class 6A

Wednesday Horn Lake vs. Hattiesburg, 1 p.m. Harrison Central vs. Greenville-Weston, 6:30 p.m. Saturday Championship game, 7 p.m. ———

Boys Class 1A

Thursday Ingomar vs. McAdams, 2:30 p.m.

Class 2A

Thursday West Bolivar vs. Baldwyn, 8:30 p.m.

Class 3A

Friday Kemper County vs. Forest, 2:30 p.m.

Class 4A

Today Pontotoc vs. St. Stanislaus, 2:30 p.m. Bay High vs. Center Hill, 8 p.m. Friday Championship game, 8:30 p.m.

Class 5A

Tuesday Provine vs. Forest Hill, 2:30 p.m. McComb vs. Callaway, 8 p.m. Saturday Championship game, 2:30 p.m.

Class 6A

Wednesday Starkville vs. Biloxi, 2:30 p.m. Meridian vs. Greenville-Weston, 8 p.m. Saturday Championship game, 8:30 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Shelby American Results

Sunday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (20) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267 laps, 130.2 rating, 190 points. 2. (34) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 107.3, 175. 3. (2) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 267, 144.2, 175. 4. (8) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 267, 101.1, 160. 5. (11) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 115.9, 160. 6. (6) Joey Logano, Toyota, 267, 94, 150. 7. (9) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267, 108.1, 151. 8. (13) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 267, 89.4, 147. 9. (19) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 267, 87.2, 138. 10. (7) Greg Biffle, Ford, 267, 103.6, 139. 11. (22) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 267, 99.8, 130.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.

(12) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267, 92, 127. (17) David Reutimann, Toyota, 267, 82.5, 124. (32) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 267, 78.9, 121. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 267, 101.1, 123. (4) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 267, 82.5, 115. (26) Paul Menard, Ford, 267, 66.2, 112. (3) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 75.2, 109. (27) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 67.9, 106. (35) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 68.6, 103. (28) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 267, 61.3, 100. (23) Scott Speed, Toyota, 266, 65.6, 102. (18) David Ragan, Ford, 266, 62.6, 94. (25) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 265, 52.3, 91. (40) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 265, 55.3, 88. (16) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 265, 61.9, 85. (37) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 265, 49.1, 82. (14) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 264, 56.8, 79. (36) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 264, 45.6, 76. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 263, 40.9, 73. (31) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 262, 42.2, 70. (42) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 262, 38, 67. (21) Max Papis, Toyota, 262, 37.4, 64. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 260, 51.7, 61. (1) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 259, 76.1, 58. (39) Kevin Conway, Ford, 256, 29.1, 55. (10) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 247, 71.5, 52. (29) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 216, 44, 49. (30) Mike Bliss, accident, 135, 35.6, 46. (41) Boris Said, Ford, rear gear, 134, 26.9, 43. (15) Joe Nemechek, overheating, 65, 43, 40. (33) Michael McDowell, brakes, 40, 29.9, 37. (43) Aric Almirola, vibration, 23, 27.3, 34. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 141.450 mph. Time of Race: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 53 seconds. Margin of Victory: 1.874 seconds. Caution Flags: 7 for 29 laps. Lead Changes: 18 among 9 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): J.Gordon, 7 times for 219 laps; J.Johnson, 2 times for 18 laps; M.Kenseth, 1 time for 9 laps; T.Stewart, 2 times for 7 laps; G.Biffle, 1 time for 4 laps; S.Speed, 1 time for 4 laps; C.Bowyer, 1 time for 3 laps; K.Harvick, 2 times for 2 laps; Ky.Busch, 1 time for 1 lap. ———

Points standings 1. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 506 2. Clint Bowyer................................................... 459 3. Mark Martin.................................................... 457 4. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 448 5. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 443 6. Greg Biffle...................................................... 443 7. Jeff Burton..................................................... 430 8. Joey Logano.................................................. 413 9. David Reutimann........................................... 397 10. Carl Edwards............................................... 389 11. Tony Stewart................................................ 386 12. Kyle Busch................................................... 375

golf PGA Tour Phoenix Open Par Scores

Sunday At TPC Scottsdale Scottsdale, Ariz. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,216; Par: 71 Final Round (a-amateur) FedExCup points in parentheses Hunter Mahan (500)........68-70-65-65—268 Rickie Fowler (300).........65-67-69-68—269 Y.E. Yang (190)..............66-70-69-65—270 Mathew Goggin (115).....66-67-70-68—271 Chris Couch (115)...........67-66-70-68—271 C. Howell III (115)...........69-66-68-68—271 Vaughn Taylor (90).........68-68-68-68—272 Bryce Molder (73)...........68-67-70-68—273 Robert Allenby (73).........69-65-69-70—273 Joe Ogilvie (73)...............71-66-66-70—273 Camilo Villegas (73)........62-69-71-71—273 Scott Piercy (73).............68-67-65-73—273 Matt Every (73)...............63-70-68-72—273 Ryan Moore (53).............66-66-74-68—274 Ryan Palmer (53)............69-68-69-68—274 D.J. Trahan (53)..............70-68-69-67—274 Rich Beem (53)...............70-65-70-69—274 Andres Romero (53).......69-67-69-69—274 Fred Couples (53)...........67-70-68-69—274 Alvaro Quiros (0).............67-66-71-70—274 Tom Lehman (53)...........66-67-71-70—274 Mark Wilson (53).............65-66-72-71—274 Ryuji Imada (53).............65-71-68-70—274 Michael Letzig (42).........69-70-67-69—275 Nick Watney (42)............74-63-69-69—275 Ian Poulter (42)...............72-63-70-70—275 Zach Johnson (42)..........66-68-71-70—275 Jeff Overton (42).............67-68-70-70—275 Greg Chalmers (42)........68-66-73-68—275 Pat Perez (42).................65-68-71-71—275 Chad Campbell (42)........68-68-69-70—275 Phil Mickelson (42).........68-68-72-67—275 Anthony Kim (42)............67-65-76-67—275 Jimmy Walker (42)..........67-70-67-71—275 Lee Janzen (42)..............69-67-67-72—275 J.P. Hayes (32)...............69-68-70-69—276

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-7-8 La. Pick 4: 9-4-48 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-5 La. Pick 4: 4-6-5-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-5-2 La. Pick 4: 2-0-4-3 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-2-8 La. Pick 4: 5-8-9-5 Easy 5: 15-10-18-11-23 La. Lotto: 40-23-14-28-17-3 Powerball: 4-17-35-50-57 Powerball: 12; Power Play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-8-1 La. Pick 4: 4-9-5-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-3-1 La. Pick 4: 0-5-7-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-8-9 La. Pick 4: 5-4-2-9 Easy 5: 9-12-15-28-35 La. Lotto: 9-14-27-36-38-40 Powerball: 18-47-51-53-58 Powerball: 30; Power play: 2

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Mississippi State swept by Southeastern Louisiana From staff reports In its first four games, Mississippi State found a way to come up with late rallies and timely hits. It won all four. In its next three, it didn’t, and was swept at home. Southeastern Louisiana’s Trey Martin stole home in the top of the eighth inning, capping a two-run rally that lifted the Lions over Mississippi State 6-5 Sunday in Starkville. The win finished off a sweep of the weekend series for Southeastern Louisiana (7-0). “We are better than we were this weekend and we will continue to get better,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “Since this had to

college baseball happen, I liked the way that it happened. It stings and I want our guys to fell that sting. Not everything will always go Connor our way. We Powers know how it feels when we don’t do our job.” Mississippi State took a 5-3 lead after four innings, but SLU scored one in the sixth and two in the eighth to take the lead. An RBI single by Jeff Harkensee tied it in the eighth.

Martin, who had been hit by a pitch, then stole home with two outs to make it 6-5. Mississippi State (4-3) had runners at second and third with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but couldn’t score. Connor Powers struck out and Ryan Duffy grounded out to end the threat. Powers was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs for MSU, and Russ Sneed was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Chad Gough-Fortenberry and Harkensee each drove in two runs for SLU.

Ole Miss 9, Oakland 3 David Phillips hit his fourth home run of the season, Tanner Mathis went 3-for-4

and scored two runs, and Ole Miss swept Oakland. After three scoreless innings, the Rebels (6-1) broke it open in the middle innings. They scored two in the fourth on Phillips’ homer, four in the fifth, and three in the sixth to take a 9-0 lead. Zach Miller drove in three runs for Ole Miss, the last two with a double in the sixth. Trent Rothlin (2-0) started and threw five scoreless innings for the Rebels. He allowed three hits and four walks, struck out one and earned the victory.

LeMoyne 12, USM 11 Southern Miss fell behind big early, then rallied before

ultimately falling short in a loss to LeMoyne. LeMoyne led 9-4 after three innings and 12-6 after six. Southern Miss (4-3) scored five in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull within a run. Taylor Walker drove in three runs with a single during the rally. Justin Diliberto scored from first on the hit, which came on a 3-2, two-out pitch. Adam Doleac just missed a potential tying home run foul in the eighth, and the Golden Eagles left two runners on base in the ninth. “LeMoyne is a good club but we made it easy for them today with walks and errors,” USM coach Scott Berry said. “I was proud of the comeback at the time but it still goes as a

loss. What is more important to me is the way we played before we started making a comeback.”

LSU 9-7, William & Mary 6-4 LSU (7-0) finished a weekend sweep of William & Mary (3-3) by taking both games of a doubleheader Sunday, 9-6 and 7-4. LSU totaled 23 hits in the two games. Left fielder Trey Watkins was 5-for-8 with two triples, two RBIs and five runs scored. Leon Landry went 3-for-7 with three RBIs and five stolen bases. Landry tied an LSU single-game record with four stolen bases in game two.

Johnson wins big in Vegas LAS VEGAS (AP) — There are times when Jeff Gordon likely wonders just why he helped Jimmie Johnson get a job at Hendrick Motorsports. Sunday was probably one of them. Johnson reeled in his Hendrick teammate at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, passing him with 17 laps to go to win for the second consecutive week. It was the 49th career victory for the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion, who has surpassed Gordon, the other four-time champion, as the top driver at HMS. “Somebody once told me that if you’re going to get beat, make sure you’re getting a piece of it. That’s one positive to take out of it,” said Gordon, a part-owner in Johnson’s team. “It doesn’t matter to me who it is out there, whether it’s our own teammate or whether it’s a competitor, you want to go out there and compete against the best and you want to beat the best. “So while it’s coming inhouse, it’s still another competitor. And it drives us. It inspires us. It motivates us.” And it may help Gordon close the gap on Johnson’s four-year run of dominance. That was the silver lining on Sunday, where Johnson

nascar used strategy to steal a win that was likely earmarked for Gordon, who dominated until Johnson ran him down with four fresh tires. Kevin Harvick was second to Johnson for the second straight week, and Johnson could clearly see his competitors gaining ground. Harvick, with the swagger that only he can pull off, said he’s not afraid of Johnson. “We can run with them, and they know it,” said Harvick, the current points leader. Gordon, who dominated the race only to have to settle for third when his pit strategy backfired, was buoyed by his ability to lead 219 of the 267 laps. “I think we’ve got more of what we showed today,” he said. “We’re going to show a lot more. I think we’re just starting to tap into it.” Johnson took four tires on the final pit stop — Harvick and Gordon only took two — in a race-winning decision that gave him his 49th career victory and fourth at Las Vegas. It also made the fourtime defending champion the career victory leader on 1.5mile speedways with 15 — one more than Gordon, Dale Earn-

hardt and Richard Petty. Informed of his intermediate-track dominance, he did a celebratory fist-pound with crew chief Chad Knaus and shook team owner Rick Hendrick’s hand. This one required beating Gordon, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate who hasn’t won a race in almost a year. Gordon was out front when Kevin Conway’s spin brought out the final caution, and debated pitting strategy with crew chief Steve Letarte. The call was made at the last second for Gordon to come in, and Letarte changed just two tires to get Gordon back on the track before the competition. Knaus called for four tires in a decision that put Johnson in fourth on the restart. Clint Bowyer, who didn’t pit, restarted as the leader with 34 laps to go and the Hendrick cars immediately split him to move back to the front. Gordon held the top spot for 17 laps, but fretted several times as Johnson looked both inside and out. Gordon tried to hold off Johnson, but he finally scooted past with 17 laps to go. Johnson quickly pulled away, and Gordon was unable to hold off Harvick as he faded to third.

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates in victory lane after winning the Shelby American Sunday in Las Vegas. Johnson won for the second straight week, and 49th time in his career.


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Canadian goalie Roberto Luongo (1) blocks a shot by the United States’ Dustin Brown in the first period of Sunday’s gold medal hockey game at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada won, 3-2.

Continued from Page B1. “Today was really tough, especially when they got a goal late in regulation. But we came back and got it in overtime. ... To win it in overtime, here in Canada, it doesn’t get any better than that.” Canada’s collection of allstars held off a young, desperate U.S. team that had beaten it a week ago and, after staging a furious comeback from down 2-0 on goals by Jonathan Toews and Corey Perry, almost beat the Canadians again. With Canada less than a minute away from celebrating the gold medal, Zach Parise — the son of a player who figured in Canada’s finest hockey moment — tied it with Miller off the ice for an extra attacker. The moment he scored, the groans of disappointed fans likely were heard from Vancouver to the Maritimes. But

Crosby, scoreless the previous two games, brought back the cheers with his second post-regulation game-winner of the tournament. He also beat Switzerland in a shootout during the round robin. It was close. It was nerveracking. It was a game worthy of an Olympic final. “I just tried to shoot it quick,” Crosby said. “Iggy (Jarome Iginla) kind of bumped it out from the corner, I tried to get a quick shot on net. I didn’t even really see. I barely looked at the net. I just tried to throw it there.” Before the game, Crosby received a text message from Penguins owner Mario Lemieux that said: “Good luck.” Now, Crosby joins Lemieux — whose goal beat the Soviet Union in the 1987 World Cup — and Paul Henderson, who beat the Soviets with

a goal in the 1972 Summit Series, among the instant national heroes of Canadian hockey. At age 22, Crosby has won the Stanley Cup and the Olympics in less than a year’s time. “He’s got a little destiny to him — his entire career, throughout minor hockey, junior hockey, NHL,” Canada executive director Steve Yzerman said about Crosby. “So it’s just another monumental moment in his career. And he’s what, 22 still? He’s a special, special guy. Kind of like Gretzky.” To win, Canada withstood a remarkable and determined effort from a U.S. team that wasn’t supposed to medal in Vancouver, much less roll through the tournament unbeaten before losing in the first overtime gold-medal game since NHL players joined the Olympics in 1998. Canada won its eighth

Ole Miss Continued from Page B1. games we play.” The Rebels (16-13, 6-8) got 34 points from Bianca Thomas and erased a doubledigit deficit in the second half only to lose for the eighth time in 10 games and the second time this season against Tennessee. Elizabeth Robertson’s putback with 12:37 remaining completed Ole Miss’ comeback to tie the score at 50, but Tennessee put away the game by scoring 17 of the next 21 points. Thomas, the SEC’s leading scorer, hit 11 of 27 field goals and four of her 10 3-point attempts to post the secondhighest point total of her

hockey gold medal and only its second since 1952 — it beat the U.S. 5-3 in Salt Lake City in 2002. For the United States, considered on a tier slightly below the Canadians, Russians and Swedes when the games began, it was an immense letdown, especially since it was the best team from nearly start to finish. “Some day we’ll be proud of what we accomplished, but we came here with the belief we could win a gold medal,” captain Jamie Langenbrunner said. “It’s going to be tough to swallow.” The silver was the 37th medal won by the U.S., the most by any country at any Winter Games. The U.S. won the medals race for the first time since 1932. Canada’s hockey gold medal was its 14th of these Games, the most by any country at any Winter Olympics.

QUEST - FOR THE PERFECT YARD senior season. “I think she proved to everyone again tonight that she is one of the top players in the conference,” Rebels coach Renee Ladner said. “She’s still the leading scorer in the conference. I’ve said it all year. I think she’s been a little disrespected, and she continues to prove people wrong. She was just outstanding for our team.” This one lacked some of the late drama of the last two meetings between the teams, both of which were won on last-second shots by Lady Vols guard Angie Bjorklund. “It’s happened two years straight,” Thomas said.

“Angie got a shot at the end in Oxford. It was very heartbreaking, not only to me but to the whole team.” The two teams could meet again in just a few days. The loss dropped Ole Miss to the No. 9 seed for this week’s SEC tournament in Duluth, Ga., where the Rebels will open Thursday against eighth-seeded South Carolina. The winner will advance to play Tennessee for the third time this season on Friday. “If we have to play Ole Miss again, that’s a big challenge,” Summitt said. “South Carolina is playing well.” The Lady Vols scored the

game’s first eight points in less than two minutes — including two 3s by Stricklen — and took a 40-32 advantage into halftime. Stricklen finished with double-digit scoring for the sixth consecutive game for Tennessee, which shot 42.6 percent and scored 34 points in the paint. “I think she’s been in the gym and getting up just shot after shot after shot,” Summitt said of Stricklen. “She’s just committed to being a player that’s going to have repetition offensively, and not just occasionally but often.”




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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Philadelphia” — Fired by his firm, a lawyer, Tom Hanks, with AIDS fights back in court with help from his lawyer, Denzel Washington./7 on AMC n SPORTS College basketball — No. 11 Georgetown heads to Morgantown to take on eighth-ranked West Virginia in a Big East showdown./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Chuck” — Chuck must assume Tom Hanks the identity of a dangerous assassin; Sarah tries to maintain a strictly professional relationship with Shaw./7 on NBC

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 Harry Belafonte, singer, 83; Robert Conrad, actor, 75; Roger Daltrey, rock singer, 66; Alan Thicke, actor, 63; Ron Howard, actor-director, 56; Catherine Bach, actress, 56; Tim Daly, actor, 54; Javier Bardem, actor, 41. n DEATHS David Bankier — A prominent Holocaust Harry scholar and head of Yad Vashem’s International Belafonte Institute for Holocaust Research has died after a lengthy illness. Bankier, 63, received his doctorate. in Jewish History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His doctoral thesis focused on German society and Nazi anti-Semitism. He later taught at universities in Britain, the United States, South Africa and South America. Carlos Montemayor — Mexican author and guerrilla movement scholar Carlos Montemayor died Sunday, his publisher said. He was 62. A historian and linguist whose academic work centered on indigenous culture and rebels, Montemayor was sympathetic to the armed Zapatista uprising in 1994 in the southern state of Chiapas.


New ‘Shrek’ film to open Tribeca The Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of “Shrek Forever After” on April 21. The annual New York film festival, co-created by Robert De Niro, announced the selection Monday. “Shrek Forever After” is the fourth film in DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.’s “Shrek” series. It stars Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and Antonio Banderas. The film is being advertised as the “final chapter” in the “Shrek” series. It’s also the first “Shrek” released in 3-D. The ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival runs through May 2. The rest of its slate will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ebert gets ‘voice’ grandkids recognize Film critic Roger Ebert said computer programmers have captured his voice from movie commentary tracks so he can type what he wants to say and listeners hear a voice that sounds like him. Ebert lost his ability to speak after surgery for cancer. He writes in Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times that a Scottish company has helped him regain Roger a voice his grandchildren can recognize. Ebert Ebert recorded commentaries for DVD movies before he lost his voice. A Scottish company called CereProc blended digital recordings of Ebert speaking to make his textto-audio voice. Ebert writes that the voice will be heard predicting Oscar winners on a segment of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” airing Tuesday. He said he may be able to use the voice for radio and webcasts.

German flick wins cinematography prize The German drama “The White Ribbon” has taken top honors from the American Society of Cinematographers. The group’s feature-film award Saturday night went to cinematographer Christian Berger for “The White Ribbon,” director Michael Haneke’s study of a small German town beset by mysterious violence on the eve of World War I. “The White Ribbon” won out over a field that included “Avatar,” “The Hurt Locker” and “Inglourious Basterds.” At the Academy Awards on Sunday, “The White Ribbon” is competing against those same three films plus “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Television cinematography prizes went to Eagle Egilsson for an episode of “Dark Blue” and Alar Kivilo for the movie “Taking Chance.”


Unpaid $68 dental bill dogs homeowner A Utah woman who lost title to her house over an unpaid $68 dental bill has been given a reprieve. The Utah Court of Appeals ruled Capri Ramos is entitled to another opportunity to void the sale of her house at a county auction for $1,550. The collection agency North American Recovery sued Ramos in 1995 over the dental bill. She didn’t contest the lawsuit, not realizing the consequences. Her house in the Salt Lake City suburb of Glendale was sold the next year to a group of investors. On Thursday, the Utah Court of Appeals sent the case to 3rd District Court for a hearing on whether Ramos had proper notice of the sheriff’s sale and whether the sale price was “grossly inadequate.”

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Museum expands reach with archive, library CLEVELAND (AP) — There’s always been room at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum for the exciting, most popular relics, like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” jacket and John Lennon’s Sgt. Pepper uniform. But most of the notso-flashy mementos were tucked away in storage. Visitors will get a chance to see those hidden artifacts beginning later this year, when the museum opens its library and archives in a recently completed high-tech building it shares with Cuyahoga Community College’s creative arts programs. The museum has begun moving photos, recordings, albums and covers, oral histories, scrap books and other packed materials from its iconic glass pyramid overlooking Lake Erie to the new, low-key building two miles away. The items also include such gems as Jim Morrison’s first poem, video from the 1981-82 Rolling Stones tour and personal letters from the Grateful Dead, Whitney Houston, Patti Smith and others. Posters of Alan Freed, the DJ credited with coining the phrase rock ’n’ roll, and aging LP records also will find a home in the $12 million building. The records will be digitalized and available for listening. The library will be the most comprehensive repository of rock history, with materials donated by hall of fame inductees and wannabes who see it as a way to preserve their stories, said Deborah Campana, librarian of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Beyond its research value to scholars, the library should appeal to rock fans, Campana said. “They’ve grown up loving it and when they see the artifacts associated with it, it takes their appreciation to a whole new level,” she said. Architect Robert Madison

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A selection of Alan Freed posters at the library and archives in Cleveland, Ohio

Architect Robert Madison discusses the new library and archives in Cleveland. designed the building that will house the library and archives. Madison, who collaborated with I.M. Pei on the rock hall design, said there was never a goal to create another rock shrine.

The library will not focus on individual artists in rock history, Madison said. Its primary goal is to provide a place where visitors can “study the history and the philosophy of the people who lived in that

period,” he said. The rock hall and community college plan collaborations, such as training student interns how to preserve half-century old recordings. Students may have a chance to experience the excitement of finding a hidden treasure when they open a box of donated items for the first time, said Andy Leach, director of the library and archives. “It can be daunting, but it can also be very thrilling to see some of these things for the first time that are going to really help people and educate people about rock ’n’ roll,” Leach said. Tracy Marie, 34, a Cuyahoga Community College recording arts student and professional singer, said she hopes the rock hall-college collaboration will encourage young artists to aspire to have their campus studio work enshrined in the archive. “Eventually the stuff we’re making there is going to be archived someday,” she said.

‘Shutter Island’ stays afloat at No. 1 with $22.2M LoS ANgELES (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese continue to lure movie-goers to “Shutter Island,” while James Cameron’s “Avatar” has surpassed $700 million domestically. T h e Pa r a m o u n t P i c tures psychological thriller remained the No. 1 film for a second-straight weekend with $22.2 million, raising its 10-day total to $75.1 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Shutter Island” stars DiCaprio as a U.S. marshal caught in a tangle of delusions and paranoia while investigating the disappearance of a murderess at a remote hospital for the criminally insane. “It is one of those movies that people, when they walk out of, they want to talk to somebody about,” said Rob Moore, Paramount vice chairman. “When you have a movie that engages people and they want to talk about, want to debate, want to think about it, it certainly keeps you in front of mind for people.” James Cameron’s sciencefiction blockbuster “Avatar” became the first movie ever to top the $700 million mark domestically. With a $14 million weekend, the 20th Century Fox release now is at $706.9 million domestically and $2.5 billion worldwide. Some of that business comes from people seeing “Avatar” multiple times, but “I do believe first-time viewers are still discovering this movie,” said Chris Aronson, head of distribution for 20th Century Fox. “We’re getting people who don’t go to movies often or never go to the movies. That’s how special this movie is.” Debuting in second-place with $18.6 million was the Warner Bros. police romp “Cop Out,” starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan.

Top 10 1. “Shutter Island,” $22.2 million. 2. “Cop Out,” $18.6 million. 3. “The Crazies,” $16.5 million. 4. “Avatar,” $14 million. 5. “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” $9.8 million. 6. “Valentine’s Day,” $9.5 million. 7. “Dear John,” $5 million. 8. “The Wolfman,” $4.1 million. 9. “The Tooth Fairy,” $3.5 million. 10. “Crazy Heart,” $2.5 million. Opening in third was Overture Films’ horror tale “The Crazies” with $16.5 million. Directed by Kevin Smith, “Cop Out” features Willis and Morgan as veteran detectives trying to retrieve a stolen baseball card from a memorabilia-obsessed gangster. “Cop Out” exceeded the studio’s revenue expectations and did well despite storms on the East Coast that kept some people at home, said Dan Fellman, Warner’s head of distribution. “We lost some money with



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the weather, but we certainly had a strong weekend,” Fellman said. “The Crazies” is a remake of George Romero’s 1970s fright flick about a small town hit with an epidemic of insanity. Scary movies typically vanish quickly because most horror fans rush out to see them over opening weekend. “The Crazies” earned better reviews than the average horror film, and its revenues on Saturday went up over Friday’s opening-day numbers, often a sign that a movie might stick around longer at theaters. “For a horror film, it looks like we’ve got a great run,” said Kyle Davies, head of distribution for Overture. With a $9.5 million weekend, the Warner Bros. romance “Valentine’s Day” became the first movie released in 2010 to top the $100 million mark. The Academy Awards are coming next Sunday, but the usual Oscar bounce for key nominees has been tough to assess this season. Some nominees, such as best-picture contenders “The Hurt Locker” and “Inglourious Basterds,” already had run their course at theaters before the nominations. A few — including best-pic-

ture contender “The Blind Side” and “Crazy Heart,” with a best-actor nomination for Jeff Bridges — have hung on at the box office partly because of the awards attention. For “Avatar,” which is tied with “The Hurt Locker” with a leading nine nominations, the Oscars were simply one more reason for people to catch what already had been a runaway box-office sensation. “I think ‘Avatar’ would have hit $700 million with or without the Oscar nominations,” said Paul Dergarabedian, box-office analyst for “But it can’t hurt. There’s got to be some part of the audience out there that was on the fence and finally decided to see it because of all these Oscar nominations.”


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celebrates his sixth birthday today, March 1st. Justin is the son of Yolanda Myles and Cedric Tillman of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Carolyn Myles of Vicksburg, Willie Myles of Las Vegas, NV and Joe & Katie Speech of Birmingham, AL. Paternal grandparents are George & Barbara Tillman of Carriere, MS. Great grandmother is Camille Cox of Vicksburg.

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Kidney screening helps put woman back in the pink DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


ally improving. What a blessing that I read your column that day, Abby, and went to the KEEP screening before it was too late. If I hadn’t, I could be on dialysis, waiting for a kidney transplant or, worse, not here at all. — Carol Ann Johnson, Independence, Mo. Dear Carol Ann: I am pleased that an item you saw in my column was so helpful. I hope your experience encourages other readers to look for the KEEP screenings in their local areas this year. Readers, this year World Kidney Day is being held on March 11. On that day the National Kidney Foundation will once again hold screenings all over the U.S. for those at risk. This includes anyone who has high blood pressure,


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: In the year ahead, success in achieving several strong and powerful alliances looks particularly good for you. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Your natural abilities to listen and detect are extremely sharp. If you feel deprived of essential information in certain situations, now is the time to investigate. Aries (March 21-April 19) — An important relationship is likely to require some tactful treatment; fortunately, you’re up to making these concessions to this person, which you might not make for another. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you don’t use your time in productive and constructive ways, your self-esteem might suffer. So make sure that you don’t waste time on frivolous pursuits. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Some kind of joint endeavor will do far better if you step forward and take a more active role. Colleagues will do what they can, but they don’t possess your creativity. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Once you visualize the type of results you want with regard to something important, you will put forth whatever effort is necessary to fulfill your vision. Use this talent. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Because you are both physically and mentally restless, you won’t let any grass grow under your feet. You might even take on something that requires learning new knowledge. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Your chances for material growth look especially good, mainly because making money to acquire a desired item will be more fun than usual. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t hesitate to assert yourself in situations that require assertiveness in order to achieve your goals, but don’t ask the same of others. Each person must be allowed to do his or her own thing. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re likely to feel obliged to make a small but significant sacrifice for someone who means a lot to you — and know that it will mean the world to this person. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Put some old projects on the back burner for the moment, and place your new interest front and center. Its input and completion could make everything else easier to accomplish. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — When properly motivated, you are capable of outstanding accomplishments. But when motivation is lacking, it’s usually just another ordinary day for you. Make today count. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It’s an excellent day to share your philosophical beliefs because people in general are likely to have more natural insight than usual. Spend time with those who want to elevate their aspirations.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’ve noticed that you lump all drugs together and label them all as “evil.” I smoke marijuana regularly. You will never convince me that smoking pot and doing heroin and cocaine are equal “sins.” I enjoy smoking pot, but I would never consider doing any other drug. So please back off saying bad things about marijuana, which, by the way, has been legalized in Canada. In fact, I would be willing to bet that smoking tobacco cigarettes is more harmful than puffing pot. — Randy, Boston. Randy: I’m against the use of all illegal drugs, but I’m well aware they are not equal in terms of addiction and physical harm. Marijuana does far less damage both physically and emotionally than the majority of illegal substances, though the jury is still out on whether the substance is addictive. But don’t kid yourself that smoking marijuana is harmless. It can cause severe physical ailments. Please read the following article that appeared several years ago in Sassy magazine. It was in response to a person who wrote in asking if smoking pot was harmful: “Yes, the use of marijuana is harmful to your health. Smoking pot regularly breaks down the immune system, which means the user will be sick more often. Marijuana smoke also messes with the smoker’s lungs big time, even worse than cigarettes because the smoke is held in the lungs for a much longer period of time. Continual use of marijuana will lead to chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways), bronchial spasms (like asthma attacks) and eventually emphysema (collapse of the airways). There is also medical proof that marijuana users develop what is called A-motivational syndrome, which means they become apathetic and lose interest in school, have trouble learning and do not care about their futures or much else — except having another drag on a marijuana cigarette.” • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

diabetes or a family history of those conditions or kidney disease. Those of you who would like more information regarding kidney disease and free screenings should log onto Dear Abby: I don’t think I have a recessive personality, yet I constantly find myself in conversations with people who appear to have no interest in what I have to say. Regardless of the subject, I am never able to finish what I want to say before the other person interrupts with his/her own “more important” story. An example: I said, “My mother-in-law came to visit last night ...” Before I could get the next word out, someone started talking about an incident she suffered through with her M-I-L. She continued on for more than five minutes. Another time, during an hour-long lunch with a girlfriend, she spent 45 minutes (I timed her) talking about herself. And then there’s my co-

worker who spent seven minutes of a conference we had for a project we shared discussing the project, and the rest talking about herself. Am I expecting too much to be heard, respected, empathized with and supported by people I consider close friends and associates? What can I do to remedy this? — Let Me Fini ... Dear Let Me: Your problem is that you are not assertive enough. A way to remedy the situation would be to interrupt the interrupter by saying immediately, “Excuse me — I am still talking,” and finish your story. And as to a colleague blathering on about herself during the discussion that was supposed to be about your project — you should have said, “Oh, I’d love to chat. But right now I have too much work to do. Bye!”

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Treat spider-vein itch with witch hazel mixture Dear Dr. Gott: Can you suggest something to relieve the horrible itching around my ankles? It seems to be better in the morning, but by bedtime it’s so definite that I even have trouble sleeping. It’s more aggravated when exposed to heat, such as by my car heater. I do have what my doctor terms “spider veins” in that area. Other than a recent bout with stage 1 breast cancer and 10 treatments of balloon radiation, I am an extremely healthy and active 67-yearold female. My current medications are Zoloft, thyroxine and Loperamine, and I take a super vitamin B, calcium and B-12, which my cancer surgeon added. Dear Reader: Varicose veins are a weakness in the walls of superficial veins. Many people with varicose veins also have spider veins (enlarged capillaries), which are similar but smaller and closer to the surface of the skin. Spider veins are common in the lower legs or ankles, may be caused by hormonal changes in the body or by the pressure from blood in the varicose veins, and are associated with an itch, especially following warming from socks or stockings. Because of your prone position when resting, the exertion placed on your veins is reduced, and side effects are lowered or eliminated temporarily. I do not think your medications are to blame, nor was the balloonradiation therapy. Elastic stockings compress veins, thereby reducing the stretching and ensuing pain. Beyond that, alternative remedies include one part horsechestnut seed combined with 10 parts distilled witch hazel applied externally as needed or daily use of oral horse chestnut, grape-seed extract, bilberry extract, butcher’s broom extract or hawthorn extract. I cannot endorse any of these remedies because I haven’t had experience with them and only have reports from readers stating they work within three months of initiation. Be sure to speak with your physician before beginning these or any other course(s) of treatment. Dear Dr. Gott: I went to my doctor about my restless-legs syndrome. He gave me a prescription, but I read the side effects and didn’t take the medicine. Instead, I started rubbing my feet, legs and hips with a topical cooling ointment and put on warm socks before going to bed. I’ve not had a restless night since! This works for me. It seems some of these home remedies really work. Dear Reader: Pharmacy shelves are lined with topical ointments and alternatives designed to help painful muscles associated with arthritis, simple backache, sports injuries, strains, sprains — and for you, in treating RLS. Some people find relief from ointments containing the warming properties of capsaicin. Others use ointments with



cooling properties or with petrolatum menthol salves. I have also received positive reports for symptoms of RLS and leg cramps being treated with pickle juice, hawthorn-berry extract and marjoram mixed with carrier oil, such as olive or castor oil. Then there’s the hot bath, ice pack, heating pad, massage and supplements for low levels of potassium, iron, folate and magnesium.

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Dear Abby: In March of last year, I saw your column about the upcoming World Kidney Day when the National Kidney Foundation would offer free screenings around the country through their Kidney Early Evaluation Program. You encouraged your readers to find the location of their local KEEP screenings, so I did — figuring I had nothing to lose. Well, my lab tests from the KEEP screening showed that my kidneys had not been properly filtering toxins from my body. Armed with those test results I made an appointment with my doctor. She had never checked my kidney function before. Once she saw the results of my kidney function tests were low, she suggested major diet and exercise changes and took me off two medications she suspected were too much for my kidneys to handle. Today, I feel great. My blood pressure is normal, my weight is 30 pounds lighter and my kidney function is continu-


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America, National Association as successor by merger to LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee for B6 Monday, RAMP 2007RZ1, by instru- March 1, 2010 ment recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 253 Instrument #275741; and WHEREAS, on the 9th day of February, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 254 Instrument # 275742; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested w the undersigned so to do, on the 22nd day of March, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, offer for sale and will1601-F sell, at North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Parcel One: All of Lot 97 of Oak Park Subdivision, Part 2, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 1 of Classified Line Ads: the Land Records of Warren Ads to appear Deadline County, Mississippi. Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28 Parcel Two: That part of Lot Monday 2 p.m., Friday 98 of Oak Park Subdivision, Ads to appear Part Deadline Classified line ads are charged according to the 2, as shown by plat of Tuesday 5 p.m., Friday Monday record 5 p.m., in PlatThursday Book 2 at number of lines. For complete pricing 1, commencing at the Wednesday 5 p.m., Monday information contact a Classified Sales Tuesday Page 3 p.m., Friday Northwest corner of Lot 97 of Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Oak Park Subdivision, Part Thursday 5 p.m., Tuesday Wednesday 2,3and p.m., Monday run thence North 68 Thursday 3 p.m., Tuesday degrees 05 minutes East Friday 5 p.m., Wednesday Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are feet to a point; thence charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, Friday 113.93 3 South p.m., Saturday 11 a.m., Thursday run 43Wednesday degrees 30 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. West along the Saturday minutes 11 a.m., Thursday Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday boundary of said Lot 97 Sunday 33.65 11 a.m., feet to aThursday point; thence e y r w following the boundary of said Lot 97, run South 77 degrees 32 minutes West 85 feet to the point of beginning. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S The following vehicles are The following vehicle is WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE IN THE CHANCERY considered abandoned and considered abandoned and this day February 24, 2010 NOTICE OF SALE COURT OF WARREN will be sold for towing, labor will be sold for towing, labor Emily Kaye Courteau OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 28th day COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI and storage fees incurred. and storage fees incurred. Substitute Trustee WHEREAS, on the 28th day of December, 2005, HOME IN RE: ESTATE OF 2003 Toyota Camry LE 2309 Oliver Road 1995 Ford Ranger of December, 2005, HOME RESOLUTIONS, LLC, a CHARLES H. ABRAHAM, VIN: 4T1BE32K53U714600 Monroe, LA 71201 VIN: 1FTCR10A4SUA71845 DECEASED RESOLUTIONS, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Date of Sale: (318) 330-9020 Mississippi Limited Liability Company, executed a Date of Sale: February 13, NO. 2008-162 PR March 17, 2010 ccn/F10-0369 Company, certain Deed of Trust to SUMMONS 2010 Time of Sale: Publish: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15(3t) executed a certain Deed of ALLEN L. BURRELL, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M. Trust to ALLEN L. Trustee for the benefit of COUNTY OF WARREN Place of Sale: Place of Sale: BURRELL, Trustee for the RIVERHILLS BANK, which TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS Jackson Auto and Towing Lee's Body Shop benefit of RIVERHILLS NOTICE TO BID Deed of Trust is of record in AT LAW OF CHARLES H. 97 Sammy Young Road 2417 Clay Street BANK, which Deed of Trust The Vicksburg Warren the office of the Chancery ABRAHAM, DECEASED Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 is of record in the office of Athletic Association (VWAA) Clerk of Warren County, You have been made a DePublish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) Publish: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15(3t) State of Mississippi in Book fendant in the Amended Peti- is taking bids for operation of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of the Concession Stand 1571 at Page 28; and tion filed in this Court by Mississippi in Book 1571 at located at Halls Ferry Park WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS Charles H. Abraham, Jr., ExPage 10; and for the 2010 baseball season BANK, has substituted ecutor of the Estate of SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS beginning March 29, 2010. CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, Charles H. Abraham, DeOF SALE BANK, has substituted All applicants should carry a in lieu of Allen L. Burrell, by ceased, said Amended PetiWHEREAS, on the 2nd day of June, 2009, HOME CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, valid food service permit/liinstrument dated the 16th tion seeking determination RESOLUTIONS, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability in lieu of Allen L. Burrell, by cense. Bids should state the day of December, 2009 and and adjudication of heirship Company, executed a certain Deed of Trust to ROBERT B. instrument dated the 16th recorded in the aforesaid products to be provided in and wrongful death benefiANDREWS, Trustee for the benefit of RIVERHILLS BANK, day of December, 2009 and Chancery Clerk's office in the Concession Stand, the ciaries. Defendants other which Deed of Trust is of record in the office of the Chancery recorded in the aforesaid Book 1504 at Page 100; and experience level of the applithan you in this action are: Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1701 at Chancery Clerk's office in WHEREAS, Default having cant, the fees VWAA will Mrs. Jeanette Thomas AbraPage 594; and Book 1504 at Page 98; and receive from the revenue been made and the terms ham, Charlene Abraham WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS BANK, has substituted CLYDE E. WHEREAS, Default having received, the number of and conditions of said Deed Davis, Suzanne Abraham ELLIS as Trustee, in lieu of Robert B. Andrews, by instrument Hull, Maggie Abraham been made and the terms employees the operator will of Trust and the entire debt dated the 16th day of December, 2009 and recorded in the and conditions of said Deed secured thereby having been Collins, Charles H. Abraham, provide and a copy of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office in Book 1504 at Page 101; of Trust and the entire debt food declared to be due and Jr. and David T. Abraham. and secured thereby having been service permit. payable in accordance with You are summoned to apWHEREAS, Default having been made and the terms and declared to be due and Mail bids to: the terms of said Deed of pear and defend against the conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured payable in accordance with Trust, RIVERHILLS BANK, Amended Petition filed in this VWAA thereby having been declared to be due and payable in acthe terms of said Deed of P.O. Box 821741 the legal holder of said inaction at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Trust, RIVERHILLS BANK, cordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, RIVERHILLS Vicksburg, MS 39182 debtedness, having requeston the 31st day of March, the legal holder of said inBANK, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requestVicksburg Warren ed the undersigned Trustee 2010, in the Warren County debtedness, having requestAthletic Association ed the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said to execute the trust and sell Chancery Courtroom at ed the undersigned Trustee said land and property in acland and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed Vicksburg, Mississippi before Publish: 2/21, 2/22, 2/28, to execute the trust and sell 3/1(4t) cordance with the terms of of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunHon. Vicki Roach Barnes said land and property in acsaid Deed of Trust and for and in case of your failure to der, together with attorneys fees, trustee's fees and expense cordance with the terms of the purpose of raising the appear and defend, a judgof sale. said Deed of Trust and for sums due thereunder, toment will be rendered NOW, THEREFORE, I, Clyde E. Ellis, Substituted Trustee, SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S the purpose of raising the gether with attorneys fees, against you for those matters NOTICE OF SALE will on the 15th day of March, 2010 offer for sale at public sums due thereunder, totrustee's fees and expense outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of demanded in the Petition. WHEREAS, on the 28th day gether with attorneys fees, of sale. You are not required to file 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West door of the County of December, 2005, HOME trustee's fees and expense NOW, THEREFORE, I, an answer or pleading but Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, MissisRESOLUTIONS, LLC, a of sale. Clyde E. Ellis, Substituted you may do so if you desire. sippi to the highest and best bidder for cash the following deMississippi Limited Liability NOW, THEREFORE, I, Trustee, will on the 15th day ISSUED under my hand and scribed property situated in Warren County, State of MissisCompany, executed a Clyde E. Ellis, Substituted of March, 2010 offer for sale seal of said Court this 18th sippi, to-wit: certain Deed of Trust to Trustee, will on the 15th day at public outcry and sell withday of February, 2010. PARCEL 1: ALLEN L. BURRELL, of March, 2010 offer for sale in legal hours (being beDOT McGEE, CHANCERY That certain parcel of land located in Square 9 in the City of Trustee for the benefit of at public outcry and sell with- tween the hours of 11:00 CLERK Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, known as Springfield RIVERHILLS BANK, which in legal hours (being bea.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Proper, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Deed of Trust is of record in tween the hours of 11:00 West door of the County (SEAL) Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 29 of Square 9, the office of the Chancery a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the Courthouse of Warren CounPublish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) and run North 07 degrees East along the West line of Lot 29 Clerk of Warren County, West door of the County ty, located at Vicksburg, Misand the East line of Farmer Street for 73.75 feet to an iron pin State of Mississippi in Book Courthouse of Warren Coun- sissippi to the highest and set in an existing wire fence marking the North line of the 1571 at Page 1; and ty, located at Vicksburg, Misbest bidder for cash the folWHEREAS, RIVERHILLS South half of Lots 29 and 30 and the POINT OF BEGINNING Substitute Trustee's sissippi to the highest and lowing described property Notice of Sale BANK, has substituted of the parcel to be conveyed herein; thence continue along best bidder for cash the folsituated in Warren County, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, lowing described property the West line of Lot 29 and the East line of Farmer Street State of Mississippi, to-wit: COUNTY OF Warren in lieu of Allen L. Burrell, by North 07 degrees East for 73.75 feet to an iron pin; thence situated in Warren County, That certain part of Lot One WHEREAS, on the 26th day instrument dated the 16th turn and run along the North line of Lot 29 South 83 degrees State of Mississippi, to-wit: Hundred Eighty-One (181) of of September, 2006 and day of December, 2009 and East for 147.5 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of That part of Lot 181 of that Speed's addition to the City acknowledged on the 26th recorded in the aforesaid said Lot 29; thence turn and follow the common line between certain Survey in said City of Vicksburg, as shown by day of September, 2006, Chancery Clerk's office in Lots 29 and 30 South 07 degrees West for 73.75 feet to an known as Speed's Addition, plat duly recorded in Book Omega C Bell, a single Book 1504 at Page 97; and iron pin set in the old fence along the North line of the South as shown by Plat which is ZZ at Page 600, of the Land person, executed and WHEREAS, Default having half of Lot 29; thence turn and follow said old fence and said recorded in Book "ZZ" Page Records of Warren County, delivered a certain Deed of been made and the terms North line North 83 degrees West for 147.5 feet back to the 600, of the Record of Deeds Mississippi. Begin at the Trust unto Way Field & and conditions of said Deed point of beginning, containing 10800 square feet, more or of said County; beginning at Northeast corner of said Lot Rodron Attys, Trustee for of Trust and the entire debt less. a point 75 feet south of the 181, and running thence in a Mortgage Electronic secured thereby having been northwest corner of said lot This property is also known as Lot 1, Christopher and Lewis Westerly direction along the Registration Systems, Inc., declared to be due and 181; and running thence Estates as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 138 (Slide Cabinet North line of said lot, which is Beneficiary, to secure an inpayable in accordance with South along the west line of also the South line of BowA, Slide 207-A) in the Land Records of Warren debtedness therein dethe terms of said Deed of said Lot 181, a distance of mar Avenue, a distance of County, Mississippi and is also part of that certain larger lot, scribed, which Deed of Trust Trust, RIVERHILLS BANK, twenty-five (25) feet; thence 26.0 feet to a fence which ditract or parcel of property conveyed to Home Resolutions, is recorded in the office of the legal holder of said inEast parallel with the north vides property being conLLC by Bertha Mae Singleton, by virtue of that certain Warthe Chancery Clerk of debtedness, having requestline of said lot, a distance of veyed from western part of ranty Deed dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 1384 at Warren County, Mississippi ed the undersigned Trustee sixty (60) feet, to the East said lot; thence in a SoutherPage 186 of said land records. in Book 1615 at Page 306 # to execute the trust and sell line of said Lot 181, thence ly direction along the fence PARCEL 2: 238823; and said land and property in acNorth along the East line of or a line parallel to the East That certain parcel of land located in Square 9 in the City of WHEREAS, on the 9th day cordance with the terms of said lot a distance of 25 feet, line of said lot, a distance of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, known as Springfield of February, 2010, Mortgage said Deed of Trust and for thence West on a line paral75.0 feet; thence in an EastElectronic Registration SysProper, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: the purpose of raising the lel with North line of said lot erly direction a distance of tems, Inc., assigned said Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 29 of Square 9, sums due thereunder, toa distance of 60 feet to the 26.0 feet to a point on the Deed of Trust unto Bank of and run North 07 degrees East along the West line of Lot 29 gether with attorneys fees, Point of Beginning. East line of said lot; thence America, National Associaand the East line of Farmer Street for 73.75 feet to an iron pin trustee's fees and expense I will convey only such title in a Northerly direction along tion as successor by merger set in an existing wire fence marking the North line of the of sale. as vested in me as Substitutthe East line of said lot, to South half of Lots 29 and 30; thence continue along the West to LaSalle Bank National As- NOW, THEREFORE, I, ed Trustee. the point of beginning. This sociation as Trustee for line of Lot 29 and the East line of Farmer Street North 07 deClyde E. Ellis, Substituted WITNESS my signature this being the same property conRAMP 2007RZ1, by instrugrees East for 73.75 feet to an iron pin; thence turn and run Trustee, will on the 15th day the 17th day of February, veyed to Rosie Lee Branch ment recorded in the office of of March, 2010 offer for sale along the North line of Lot 29 South 83 degrees East for 2010. Green by Carrie and Lester 147.5 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of said Lot 29 the aforesaid Chancery Clerk at public outcry and sell with- CLYDE E. ELLIS, Lodge by deed dated the 6th in Book 1506 at Page 253 and the Northwest corner of Lot 30 and the POINT OF BEin legal hours (being beSubstituted Trustee day of August, 1956 and duly Instrument #275741; and GINNING of the parcel to be conveyed herein; thence contintween the hours of 11:00 PREPARED BY: recorded in Deed Book 332 WHEREAS, on the 9th day a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the ue along the North line of Lot 30 South 83 degrees East for Clyde E. Ellis, Esq., at Page 475 of the land of February, 2010, the HoldWest door of the County 43.5 feet to an iron pin; thence run South 78 degrees 52 minMSB#9352 records of said Warren er of said Deed of Trust Courthouse of Warren Coun- ELLIS and ELLIS utes 31 seconds East for 104.27 feet to an iron pin along the County, Mississippi. substituted and appointed ty, located at Vicksburg, Mis- 1212 Farmer Street West line of Poplar Street; thence turn and follow the East I will convey only such title Emily Kaye Courteau as sissippi to the highest and line of Lot 30 South 07 degrees West for 66.25 feet to an iron Vicksburg, MS 39183 as vested in me as SubstitutTrustee in said Deed of best bidder for cash the folpin in an old fence line marking the North line of the South (601) 638-0353 ed Trustee. Trust, by instrument recordlowing described property half of Lot 30; thence turn and follow said old fence and said Telephone WITNESS my signature this ed in the office of the situated in Warren County, North line Publish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) the 17th day of February, aforesaid Chancery Clerk in State of Mississippi, to-wit: North 83 degrees West for 147.5 feet to an iron pin in the old 2010. Book 1506 at Page 254 InAll of Lot 163 of that certain fence; thence turn and follow the common line between Lots CLYDE E. ELLIS, Substitutstrument # 275742; and survey in said city known as IN THE CHANCERY 29 and 30 North 07 degrees East for 73.75 feet back to the ed Trustee WHEREAS, default having Speed's Addition, a plat of point of beginning, containing 10500 square feet, more or COURT OF WARREN PREPARED BY: been made in the payments which is duly recorded in COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI less. Clyde E. Ellis, Esq., of the indebtedness secured Deed Book ZZ at Page 600 IN THE MATTER OF THE This property is also known as Lot 2, Christopher and Lewis MSB#9352 by the said Deed of Trust, of the land records in the ofESTATE OF Estates as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 138 (Slide Cabinet ELLIS and ELLIS and the holder of said Deed fice of the Clerk of the ELISHA TOLLIVER, JR., A, Slide 207-A) in the Land Records of Warren 1212 Farmer Street Vicksof Trust, having requested Chancery Court of said DECEASED County, Mississippi and is also part of that certain larger lot, burg, MS 39183 the undersigned so to do, on county, said Lot having a DESINA CRUTHIRDS, (601) 638-0353 tract or parcel of property conveyed to Home Resolutions, the 22nd day of March, 2010, frontage of 50 feet on the ROBERT SHELTON, Telephone LLC by Bertha Mae Singleton, by virtue of that certain WarI will during the lawful hours North side of Bowmar AvMAJOR JAHAN TOLLIVER Publish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) ranty Deed dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 1384 at of between 11:00 a.m. and enue, and 135 feet on the AND STAFF Page 186 of said land records. 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, East side of Cherry Street. SERGEANT ADRIAN ADVERTISEMENT PARCEL 3: offer for sale and will sell, at LESS AND EXCEPT: TOLLIVER, PETITIONERS FOR BIDS That certain parcel of land located in Square 9 in the City of the west front door of the The East one-half (½) of Lot CAUSE NO.: 2010-013PR The Vicksburg Warren Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, known as Springfield Warren County Courthouse 163 of that certain survey in NOTICE OF CREDITORS School District will receive Proper, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for the City of Vicksburg known Letters of Administration SEALED BIDS, marked cash to the highest bidder, Begin at an iron pin at the Northeast corner of lot 31 of as Speed's Addition, a plat of have been granted on the 10-11-02 until 9:00 a.m., the following described land Square 9, said point also being the intersection of the West which is duly recorded in 10th day of February, 2010 Thursday, March 18, 2010 and property situated in line of Poplar Street and the South line of Jefferson Street, Deed Book ZZ at Page 600 by the Chancery Court of for Propane Heating Fuel. Warren County, Mississippi, and run South 07 degrees West for 51.0 feet along the East of the Land Records in the Warren County, Mississippi Specifications may be line of Lot 31 and the west line of Poplar Street to an iron pin; to-wit: Office of the Clerk of the to the undersigned Adminisobtained from the Office of Parcel One: All of Lot 97 of thence turn and run North 83 degrees West for 98.89 feet to Chancery Court of Warren tratrix of the Estate of Elisha Purchasing at 1500 Mission Oak Park Subdivision, Part an iron pin; thence turn and run North 06 degrees 52 minutes County, Mississippi, said Tolliver, Jr., Deceased, no66, Vicksburg, Mississippi 2, as shown by plat of record 55 seconds East for 51.0 feet to an iron pin in the North line East one-half (½) of Lot 163 tice is hereby given to all 39180. The Board of in Plat Book 2 at Page 1 of of Lot 31 and the South line of Jefferson Street; thence turn has frontage of 25 feet along persons having claims Trustees reserves the right and follow said North line of Lot 31 and said South line of Jef- the Land Records of Warren the North side of Bowmar against the Estate to present to accept or reject any and County, Mississippi. ferson Street South 83 degrees East for 99.0 feet back to the Avenue and a depth of 135 the same to the Clerk of this all bids and to waive any Parcel Two: That part of Lot Point of Beginning, containing 5000 square feet, more or feet, and is located in SecCourt for probate and regisinformalities. 98 of Oak Park Subdivision, tion 34, Township 16 North, less. tration according to law, withJames Price Part 2, as shown by plat of Range 3 East, Warren This property is also known as Lot 5, Christopher and Lewis in ninety (90) days from the Superintendent record in Plat Book 2 at County, Mississippi. Estates as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 138 (Slide Cabinet first publication of this notice, Publish: 3/1, 3/8(2t) Page 1, commencing at the I will convey only such title A, Slide 207-A) in the Land Records of Warren or they will be forever barred. Northwest corner of Lot 97 of as vested in me as County, Mississippi and is also part of that certain larger lot, Witnessed my signature this Oak Park Subdivision, Part Substituted Trustee. tract or parcel of property conveyed to Home Resolutions, the 10th day of February, ADVERTISEMENT 2, and run thence North 68 WITNESS my signature this LLC by Bertha Mae Singleton, by virtue of that certain War2010. FOR BIDS degrees 05 minutes East ranty Deed dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 1384 at 113.93 feet to a point; thence the 17th day of February, /s/ DESINA CRUTHIRDS, The Vicksburg Warren 2010. Page 186 of said land records. ADMINISTRATRIX School District will receive run South 43 degrees 30 CLYDE E. ELLIS, I will convey only such title as vested in me as Substituted OF COUNSEL: SEALED BIDS, marked minutes West along the Substituted Trustee Trustee. PAMELA S. RATLIFF 10-11-03 until 9:30 a.m., boundary of said Lot 97 PREPARED BY: ROBINSON, BIGGS, INWITNESS my signature this the 17th day of February, 2010. Thursday, March 18, 2010 33.65 feet to a point; thence Clyde E. Ellis, Esq., GRAM, SOLOP & FARRIS, CLYDE E. ELLIS, Substituted Trustee for Waste Container Service. following the boundary of MSB#9352 PLLC PREPARED BY: Specifications may be said Lot 97, run South 77 de- ELLIS and ELLIS P.O. Box 14028 Clyde E. Ellis, Esq., MSB#9352 obtained from the Office of grees 32 minutes West 85 1212 Farmer Street Jackson, Mississippi 39201 ELLIS and ELLIS Purchasing at 1500 Mission feet to the point of beginning. Vicksburg, MS 39183 Tel: 601-713-1192 1212 Farmer Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180. I will only convey such title (601) 638-0353 - Telephone Fax: 601-713-2049 (601) 638-0353 The Board of Trustees as is vested in me as Publish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) Publish: 2/15, 2/22, 3/1(3t) Telephone reserves the right to accept Substitute Trustee Publish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) or reject any and all bids and WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, to waive informalities. this day February 24, 2010 James Price Emily Kaye Courteau Superintendent Substitute Trustee Publish: 3/1, 3/8(2t) 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020

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SALES PERSONNEL NEEDED Must be familiar with the Jackson, Monroe & Vicksburg area. Apply in person only at: SHEFFIELD RENTALS 1255 Hwy. 61 South Vicksburg

SOUTHERN DISTRIBUTORS looking for newspaper carriers in the Vicksburg area. Must have valid driver's license, vehicle insurance and dependable vehicle. Early morning hours. Call Beth Black 662-402-3689.

07. Help Wanted SCISSORS HAIR SALON Commission or rental. Call 601-218-2582. WE ARE SEEKING sub bids from minority businesses and material suppliers of MBE and WBE for the Rehabilitation Historic Shirley House at Vicksburg National Military Park. Contact Kenneth R. Thompson, Jr., Builder Inc. at 662-4537765 Fax 662-453-5833. Bids needed by 2/19/2010. We are EEOC.

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THE GOLF CENTER “Best Golf Instruction In MS� On target golf classes begin March 1st. 601-529-9007.

13. Situations Wanted WANTED! Vicksburg High School yearbooks from (1966 to 1968). Call 662-455-2271.

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May the miracle of Easter fill your heart with joy and bring blessings to your life. Vickie, Michele & Cassie

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2106 Cherry Street NEW ITEMS: Aquarium Sets with latest slim filters & colored or fluorescent lighting, colorful hermit crabs. Doggie sweaters- tiny to large are here, bring your friend in for a perfect fit!

OFFICE FURNITUREPARTNERS desk, 2 office chairs, six 4 drawer filing cabinets, long table, computer desk. 601-529-8002.

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22 INCH ROX RIMS with tires. Fits GMC SUV'S and Trucks from 2000-2006, excellent condition, lots of nuts and wheel locks included. Asking $1200. See at Thornes Collision Center 601-636-8604.

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RV- $125 WEEKLY and up to 1 or 2 people. Utilities furnished. No pets, deposit required. 601-301-0285.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale $18,999 DOUBLE WIDE! 28X68, separate living/ dining, fireplace. 601-9413733. $9000 16x80! 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, minor repairs needed. New models available! 601-941-3733. 2000 16X80. ONE owner, all appliances, big tub/ separate shower. $14,900. 601941-3733. 2008 28x60. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, one owner, fireplace, like new. $29,900. 601-941-3733. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Only $22,500. Also 28x80 4 bedrooms with land, in Bovina area. Reduced for quick sale. 601-218-5656 or 601-218-2582.

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Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Construction

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services



New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION



Show Your Colors! Post Plaza 601-631-0400

1601 N. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180


River City Landscaping, LLC


• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations

Service Directory Ads

• Dirt LawnServices Care Services • Dozer / Trackhoe Work Dump Truck • Bush Hogging Box Blade • Demolition Lawn Maintenance Deliver Dirt•Gravel•Sand•Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894


All Business &


DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558

• Printing

• Signs



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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

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

Big River Realty

Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate. BUILDINGS FOR SALE! Located in Fayette, MS. Please call 601-786-3943, ask for James Shannon.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

225 Falcon Ridge 3 BR, 2 BA. Open floor plan, fenced yard. Reduced!


1911 Mission 66 Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Easy Access! High Visability!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


1206 Grove Street Historic 2 story property 3 BR, 3 BA Completely renovated.

Commercial building on 61 South on the Big Black River. 16,800 square feet with 20 acres, built i 2003. $250,000. Please call Jennifer Gilliland, McMillin Real Estate, 601-218-4538.

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. $550 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-529-6845.


33. Commercial Property

MISSION RIDGE SENIOR Community. Spacious 1 bedroom with amenities. Must be 55 or older. Christy, 601-636-1060.


• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


• Lake Surrounds Community

29. Unfurnished Apartments


1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms


CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.

Efficiency 1 or 2 bdr. furnished, includes cable, WIFI, W/D and utilities. Convenient to ERDC, WES, MS River Comm. & Port of Vicksburg. Starting at $800 per month 601.940.5881

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Commodore Apartments

780 Hwy 61 North

27. Rooms For Rent $350 MONTHLY, $75 DEPOSIT. Central air, phone, cable television, private bath. 601-272-4564.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale 1019 FAYETTE STREET. Owner financing. 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Ward Real Estate. 601-634-6898. 4022 HIGHWAY 27. Owner financing. 3 bedroom, 2 bath new home. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898. 4413 NAILOR ROAD, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1680 square feet, remodeled master bath, new kitchen appliances, beautiful home. Open House- Sunday, 1pm4pm. $159,000. 601-2183566, 601-218-5739.

Ask Us.

Move-In Ready-1 mile from Warren Central, 4 BR/2BA, fresh paint, updated throughout, new wood laminate floors, new carpet, new ceramic floors and countertops in kitchen & baths, 12x20 wired workshop, 1 acre lot on cul-de-sac. For appointment, 601-415-3022.

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549







36. Farms & Acreage 26 ACRES - UTICA/ With Old home (needs restoring)! 16 Acres Northeast of Edwards. 250 Acres Hunting/ Timber on White Oak Creek- Southwest of Utica. Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042.

“LAND IS OUR BUSINESS!” Thinking of Buying or Selling?

Call a Professional, today! DANNY RICE/BROKER, 601-529-2847• 601-638-2236 CHARLIE DONALD, 601-668-8027 INVESTORS REALTY GROUP, INC.

FOR SALE! 2 bedroom home. 202 Central Drive. $75,000. 601-638-2386

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle.................601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

40. Cars & Trucks 1966 MUSTANG, 6 cylinder, automatic. Wembledon white, red interior. $5000. Call 601-529-621 or 601218-2963. 1996 CHEVROLET Z71, 4-wheel drive, very clean. Call 318-341-2410.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

40. Cars & Trucks 1998 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country, Gold, 300,000 miles. $1500 or best offer. Call 601-642-7117. 2000 ACURA INTEGRA. 5 speed, $3995. 1994 GMC Truck automatic. $2995. R & C Auto Sales 601-218-1150. 2000 VOLVO S-40. $6,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2002 JEEP WRANGLER. $9,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2004 VOLKSWAGON BEETLE GLS Convertible. $9,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $20,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2009 NISSAN VERSA. 56, 000 miles. $14,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

G O O D C re d i t B A D C re d i t N O C re d i t NO PROBLEM Gary has a Financing Program for everyone Gary’s Cars for Less 3524 Hwy 61 South Get Pre-Approved 601-883-9995 VICKSBURG RAILROAD CREDIT Union will be taking sealed bids on 2007 Ford F150 Lariat Super Crew 4 wheel drive truck, loaded, 31,050 plus miles, until March 4, 2010. Vehicle may be seen and bid forms picked up at VRCU, 900 Belmont Street. 601-6383134. YOU WORK! YOU RIDE! (Social Security Income OK) $888 down and $200 per month! R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Broker, GRI


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


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Mission Park Dr. Mission 66 Commercial Lots. $50,000 Pear Orchard Offices 1,000 sq. ft. $73,500 Redwood Road, 1 acre lots, $20,000. Timberlane, 1560 sq ft. dbl wide, 5.3 acres, $110,000. Newit Vick, 6 acres, $72,500 898 National St., Duplex, $44,500 Openwood, Clubhouse Cir. & shop, 5,000 sq. ft. $69,900. Jennifer Gilliland, McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455


OLE MISS FANS- Team up! 1344 square feet, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse, conveniently located in the Quarters, close to campus, 2 coverd parking spaces. $90,000. Pictures available. 601-415-7015.

• Rent Based On Income


29. Unfurnished Apartments

Toll Free 1-866-238-8861 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY


601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

Call today for information on our special long term ad runs in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal ! 601-636-SELL (7355)



Check the classifieds daily or sell the rest with a fast action classified ad.


• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

1, 2, & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


March 1, 2010