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State trooper Dane Davenport was found innocent of five of nine counts of child sexual abuse Friday night. The jurors in Warren County Circuit Court also reported being deadlocked and unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the remaining four counts against the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrolman, and presiding Judge Isadore Patrick declared a mistrial on those. “We’re thrilled to death that the citizens of this community found Mr. Davenport not guilty,” said John Zelbst, Davenport’s lead attorney. “Always have faith in the jury system. Always have faith in the jury. I do not know, at this time, enough details to really comment on the four (counts) that are hung up. Of course, we would like this fight to end, in this courthouse, and be over.” Zelbst sat with his head in his hands and a tense Davenport nodded slightly as each “not guilty” verdict was read. Afterward, Davenport hugged the members of his defense team and sang a hymn with family and friends. “They did not forsake me at all,” Davenport, 47, said of his supporters. “God has taken care of every need I’ve had through this. The jury — I thank them for their hard work this week. I know it’s tough. I just pray that we can get all this behind us, and everybody can move on with their lives.” The family and friends

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Dane Davenport, right, and his lead attorney, John Zelbst, react as the verdicts are read Friday night. Below, Zelbst, followed by Michael Cupit, a member of the Davenport defense team, gives a thumbs-up as he talks with reporters. of his accusers — two teens who had testified this week that he raped and molested them over a period of eight years — heard the verdict and mistrial ruling in silence, and Patrick dismissed them from the courtroom, saying he wanted to clear the courthouse in an orderly manner. The prosecution team, special assistants to the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, which tried the case because Davenport is a state employee indicted in two counties, were not available for comment, but the AG issued a statement through a spokesman Friday night. “It was our prosecutor’s duty to present the victims’ case after a Warren County Grand Jury issued an indictment by finding that See Davenport, Page A7.

Bill that would regulate rural strip clubs goes to governor MISSISSIPPI LEgISLaturE

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Outrage over a 20-foot stallion outside a strip club in rural northern Mississippi could lead to a new law allowing counties to regulate such establishments. The Senate on Friday sent Gov. Haley Barbour a bill that would give Mississippi’s 82 counties the option to write rules and regulations for strip clubs that try to open in rural, unincorporated areas. The bill was filed in response to


a strip club called The Pony that opened about three years ago in Lowndes County, bringing with it the shiny silver stallion that locals say is wearing a pink bikini. The Pony sits just off U.S. 45 outside West Point — a highway frequently used by sports fans traveling from Tupelo down to Mississippi State University games in Starkville. Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, said he’d receive numerous com-



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plaints from residents about The Pony’s horse. “Since I’ve filed the bill, I’ve gotten a lot of telephone calls and encouragement from pastors and others. But really what started it all was that bikini on that stallion,” Chism said. The legislation will not affect The Pony because the law wouldn’t be retroactive. But it is intended to give county supervisors the flexibility

they need to limit such establishments if they choose, Chism said. No one at the club immediately responded to a call from The Associated Press seeking comment. The discussion on the bill Friday was brief, but a few comments drew snickers in the Senate chamber. “Are y’all abreast of what’s going on in my county over there?” said Sen. Terry Brown, R-Columbus, whose district includes Lowndes County. Only three Mississippi counties See Bill, Page A7.

An armed robbery suspect found dead at the U.S. 61 South-Interstate 20 interchange Friday morning died from a single gunshot wound, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said Friday evening. Authorities had been trying to determine whether the man was shot, or had jumped or fallen from the overpass, which appears about 60 feet high. Meanwhile, Vicksburg police continued to search for a second man in Thursday night’s armed robbery and assault at the La Chiquita grocery, 4002 U.S. 61 South. “We have identified the deceased, and we’re trying to contact the next of kin,” Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said late Friday. “We’ve identified the second person of interest.” He declined to release names, citing notification of the dead suspect’s family and risk of compromising the search for the second suspect. The two men, both described as Hispanic, ended up at the overpass — about four miles from the store — after leaving the grocery, where they took CDs, jewelry and an undisclosed amount of money, along with a wallet and cash from a patron, police said. Both were wearing ski masks, police said, and one was carrying an SKS assault rifle, the other a handgun. The rifle was found in the woods near the overpass, Stewart said. During the robbery, called in to police about 8:41, a woman clerk was hit with the rifle. She was questioned by police after being treated and released from River Region Medical Center. The owner of the grocery, who also owns El Ranchero Restaurant next door, was notified by the clerk and chased the two men, who were in a 1993 Toyota Corolla with Hinds County plates, north to the overpass. The suspects wrecked and a shootout ensued, but the grocery owner wasn’t hurt. He was questioned and released by police Thursday evening. The dead suspect, discovered about 6:15 Friday morning by a passerby, appears to have been about 24 years old, Huskey said. An autopsy was performed Friday at the Mississippi Crime Lab in Jackson. Physical evidence at the grocery has linked him to the robbery, police said.

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By Manivanh Chanprasith “Have you ever had to shoot anyone?” or “Have you ever been shot at?” were among questions fired at a Vicksburg native who visited with students Friday afternoon at Vicksburg High School. Special Agent Clifton Jeffery Jr., a diplomatic security special agent with the U.S. State Department, answered “no” to both questions. He had been invited to speak to Cindy McClung’s and Ed Wong’s government classes. McClung had kept in touch with Jeffery’s mother, Christine, who works for the Vicksburg Warren School District. “There were three points I wanted to make,” said the 30-year-old, also the son of Clifton Jeffery Sr., “first is realizing your dreams. If you can’t see it, you’ll never reach it. Second is stepping out of your comfort zone, and third is to have a strong work ethic. “I was always that kid whose dreams were bigger than I can ever picture,” Jeffery said. “I wished I knew then what I know now.” After graduating from Warren Central High School in 1997, Jeffery’s big dreams took him to the University of Southern Mississippi. He transferred to Tougaloo College, where he graduated with a bachelor’s in political science. He continued his

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Clifton Jeffery Jr., a special agent with the U.S. State Department, speaks to students at Vicksburg High School Friday. education at Mississippi College, where he received a law degree in 2006. During that time, he enlisted in the Marine Corps reserves and worked as an administrative specialist, then transferred to the Army Reserves, pursuing a job as a paralegal specialist. “I always thought that I wanted to be a lawyer,” Jeffery said He worked for an insurance defense firm after graduation, but realized he wanted to do more. In 2007, he accepted a position with the State Department, the federal entity that helps formulate U.S. foreign policy, and went into a year-

long program that included being trained to shoot weapons from a vehicle moving as fast as 80 mph. Once training was complete, he was assigned to Houston, where he has lived for the past two years with his wife, Beverly Moorehead, and worked as a special agent for visa and passport fraud in Texas. He has been assigned to protect prominent foreign dignitaries including the Dalai Lama; Tony Blair, former prime minister of the United Kingdom; and Pervez Musharraf, former president of Pakistan. He has also protected former U.S. Secretary of State

Condoleezza Rice and her successor, Hillary Clinton, who is ultimately his boss. “Secretary Rice was an excellent boss,” he said. “She was very chipper.” But, “there were times when I stood at Secretary Rice’s door at 2 a.m.,” he said. And, “it was pretty boring.” Jeffery is planning to embark on a year-long assignment in Peshawar, Pakistan. Asked by one student if he ever felt any fear while working, he answered, “When you work overseas, it is scary because you don’t know what to expect.” But, “I love my job.”

Woman reports cash stolen in ‘theft of deception’ A woman reported an undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from her Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a South Frontage Road business, said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart. The woman told police a man approached her in the parking lot at Walgreens, at the corner of South Frontage and Halls Ferry Road, showed her a bag of money and asked her if she had dropped it. She told him no, Stewart said, and the man asked her to go to the bank and withdraw some money and the two would split the amount. The woman said the man led her to believe


from staff reports the agreement would benefit her financially, Stewart said. He described it as a theft of deception. The woman visited the bank and returned Walgreens, Stewart said, where the man took the cash and left. The woman described the man as Hispanic, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds and wearing a grey sports coat and pants, a yellow tie and a white shirt. She said he was driving a grey Jeep Cherokee, Stewart said. The robbery was not believed to be connected to a

Thursday night armed robbery and assault at a business on U.S. 61 South that resulted in the death of one suspect and the search for another. Both were described as Hispanic.

City woman jailed on assault attempt A Vicksburg woman in the Warren County Jail Friday for attempted aggravated assault. Tomeka Williams, 29, 502 Farmer St., is accused of trying to run over her exboyfriend and his girlfriend Thursday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. No injuries were reported.

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Williams was being held on $5,000 bond.

Two in county jail on separate charges A probation violation landed a Vicksburg man in the Warren County Jail, records showed. A.D. Benard, 46, 1520 Military Ave., was being held without bond. Meanwhile, a Jackson woman was in the Warren County Jail on a drug court sanction, records showed. Jamie Chaloux, 32, 4010 Country Club Drive, was being held without bond.

ThANks & APPRecIATION Pancakes for all Christ Episcopal Church of Vicksburg would like to thank all who supported our annual church Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. All proceeds from this event go to outreach programs and without your help, the funds would not be possible. We had a successful night not only with the continual flow of good people but also with good weather. Thank you again for your help and continual support. Hope to see you next year as well. Inez Ehrgott Supper chairman Vicksburg

bOIl wATeR Culkin A boil water notice has been issued for about 30 residences in the Culkin Water District. Affected are Wells Road and Blakely subdivision.

Wounded Marine Sgt. Albert “Bert” Winschel of Vicksburg was strong enough Friday to call home and recuperating so well that he was bumped from a medical flight from Afghanistan to a military hospital in Germany “ I t ’s j u s t really good Bert n ews , ” h i s Winschel father, Terry Winschel, said Friday afternoon, minutes after Bert called his mother, Therese Evans Winschel, a nurse in Vicksburg. The Casualty Branch Office in Quantico, Va., had told the Winschels earlier Friday that Bert was on his way to Germany. “His condition was upgraded from serious to routine, so he was moved off the emergency flight,” Terry Winschel said. “We expect him to be flown to Germany and then back to the United States very soon,” Terry Winschel said. A 23-year-old father of a 2-year-old, Bert Winschel is a member of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance with Marine Special Forces. He was wounded Tuesday in southern Afghanistan as he and his unit patrolled on foot. Winschel was shot twice, in the pelvis and in the lower right leg. Terry Winschel said Friday afternoon his son “has undergone several, several surgeries and is expected to have at least one more when he gets to Germany.” “His mother said he sounded good,” Terry Winschel said. “He’s just very sore, and he was easily weakened just from speaking.”

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Three sentenced In Warren County Circuit Court this week: • Charles Donnell Adams, 37, 1014 Urban Court, Apt. B, pleaded guilty to DUI, third offense, and was sentenced by Judge M. James Chaney to the 9th Circuit Court Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus $2,822.50 in fines and court costs. He was arrested July 17. • Jalila Marie Barnes, 18, 1512 Spring St., pleaded guilty to uttering a forgery and was sentenced by Chaney to Drug Court for a period not to exceed five years, plus $3,122.50 in restitution, fines and costs. She was arrested Dec. 29, 2008. • Tyrone Lee Clay, 40, 1302 Magnolia St., was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to the Mississippi Department of Corrections Restitution Center in Hinds, Jackson or Leflore counties, followed by one year in the Intensive Supervision Program (house arrest) and three years of probation, plus $1,452 in fines and costs. Clay was arrested Sept. 4, 2005, for possession of cocaine.




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Former mayor of Birmingham gets 15 years for bribery TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford was sentenced Friday to 15 years in federal prison for taking clothes, Rolex watches, loan payments and cash of more than $240,000 as bribes in return for lucrative bond work. U.S. District Judge Scott Coogler imposed the sentence on Langford, 63, who told the court, “I am sorry all this has occurred.” The sentence was about nine years shorter than the minimum term sought by prosecutors. Asked outside court whether Larry he was Langford pleased, Langford sneered at a reporter. “Are you?” said Langford, who claims he did nothing wrong. Langford and his wife have blamed his conviction on vindictive prosecutors, inattentive jurors and racism. Langford is black; most of the jurors were white. Defense lawyers already are working on an appeal. Langford, a dapper political figure, was convicted in October of taking cash, loans and gifts while he was president of the Jefferson County Commission. In exchange, prosecutors said, he steered county bond work to an investment banker who paid the bribes. “He sold Jefferson County out,” said Assistant U.S. Attorney George Martin. He said Langford committed a “gross abuse of trust” with every Italian suit, Rolex watch and cash payment he received. Initially valued at $235,000, authorities said a final tally came to $241,843 — which Langford was ordered to repay, along with about $119,985 in back taxes. He must report to federal custody by April 5. The defense claimed the cash and other items were personal gifts and loans. But investment banker Bill Blount pleaded guilty to making the payments, and lobbyist Al LaPierre admitted being the middleman. Blount, the former state Democratic Party chairman, last week was sentenced to more than four years in prison. LaPierre, the former executive director of the state Democratic Party, got four years. Blount also was ordered to pay $1 million to the government, and LaPierre $470,000.

Teen gets life sentence in slaying PASCAGOULA (AP) — A Gulf Coast teenager was convicted Friday of capital murder in the death of a Hattiesburg man who was shot after he stopped to ask for directions to a football game. Terry Hye Jr., 18, was convicted in Jackson County Circuit Court. The case was heard by jurors from Lauderdale County after Hye’s attorneys sought a change of venue because of publicity generated in the first trial held in the case. Michael David Porter of Hattiesburg was shot to death outside a Moss Point gas station in October 2008. Hye was one of four teens arrested and charged. He was 16 at the time and is the second teen convicted in the slaying. Jackson County Circuit Judge Dale Harkey sentenced Hye to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty in the case. Darwin Wells was convicted last year of murder by deliberate design as the triggerman. Alonzo Kelly pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact of murder. Tevin Benjamin is set to stand trial in May on a capital murder charge.


McCain calls on GOP’s rising star to help gather support in Arizona PHOENIX — Facing the toughest re-election battle of his career, John McCain enlisted a rising star of the Republican Party in a bid Friday to lock down support among conservative primary voters. Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown made his first campaign trip as a senator when he visited Arizona. The appearance also marked a key test of Brown’s popularity among Republican activists and his ability to raise contributions for candidates after he recently broke with GOP leadership to side with Democrats in supporting a jobs bill. Brown joined McCain at Grand Canyon University, a small Christian school in Phoenix. “We need good people, honest people, people who are greatly respected, people who are not out for themselves,” Brown told a crowd of about 1,000 people. “And he’s right here,” he said of McCain. Brown won his seat in January with the help of national Republicans, “tea party” groups and an array of conservative special interests. He is a nationally popular Republican representing a left-leaning state.

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Texas judge takes aim at death penalty HOUSTON — A Texas judge in the county that sends more inmates to death row than any other in the nation has declared the death penalty unconJudge stitutional. Kevin Fine State District Judge Kevin Fine made the ruling Thursday in a pre-trial motion in a capital murder case, saying he could assume that innocent people have been executed. He is now facing a torrent of criticism from a string of highprofile Texans including Gov. Rick Perry. Fine, a Democrat who is heavily tattooed and says he is a recovering alcoholic and former cocaine user, answered some of the criticism on Friday during a court hearing. He denied accusations that he was legislating from the bench and said there was no precedent to guide him in resolving the issues raised by defense attorneys in a case involving a man accused of fatally shooting a Houston woman and wounding her sister in June 2008.

N.Y. lawmaker resigns on harassment charge WASHINGTON — New York Democratic Rep. Eric Massa, facing a harassment complaint by a male staffer, said Friday that he is step-

ping down from his seat with “a profound sense of failure.” “I am guilty,” Massa said in an interRep. Eric view with a Massa Corning, N.Y., newspaper columnist. Later in the day, Massa released a statement saying that after discovering he had a recurrence of cancer, he learned he was the subject of an ethics complaint by a male staffer who felt “uncomfortable” during an exchange with Massa. The exchange reportedly had sexual overtones. “I will resign my position,” Massa said. “There is no doubt in my mind that I did in fact, use language in the privacy of my own home and in my inner office that, after 24 years in the Navy, might make a chief petty officer feel uncomfortable,” Massa added. “In fact, there is no doubt that this ethics issue is my fault and mine alone.” The resignation takes effect Monday.

Pentagon shooter had mental illness history HOLLISTER, Calif. — The man who opened fire in front of the Pentagon had a history of mental illness and had become so erratic that his parents reached out to local authorities weeks ago with a warning that he was unstable and might have a gun, authorities said Friday. It’s still unclear why John Patrick Bedell opened fire Thursday at the Pentagon entrance, wounding two police officers before he was fatally shot. The two officers were hospitalized briefly with minor injuries. Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive,

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Toyota Depth, reputation will see company through From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo: Given the stake that Northeast Mississippi has in the success of Toyota, unease at the company’s current troubles is understandable. So, too, is a degree of resentment at the constant barrage of news coverage the story of Toyota’s safety-related recalls has received. It’s been the top running national news story for the better part of a month now, eclipsing even the health care reform debate. While some of the coverage may have been overdone, and a measure of the congressional antagonism toward Toyota politically motivated, there is

no getting around the fact that this is a big news story. When the world’s leading automotive company — arguably its premier manufacturing company of any kind — runs into the problems Toyota has, it’s going to get headlines, nationally and internationally, especially in this age of the 24/7 news cycle. There’s no doubt that the company has some serious self-inflicted wounds. That hardly means it’s in dire straits, however. Toyota will survive this crisis and, if the company’s history is any indicator, learn from it and put that knowledge to good use. Still, a degree of anxiety is in the air about the future of the plant in Blue Springs. One of the reasons is the com-

pany’s self-analysis that the quality control problems were in part the result of growing too big, too fast in North America. As one of the Toyota experts interviewed by Business Editor Dennis Seid suggested, that doesn’t give much comfort to Northeast Mississippians as we wait for Toyota to decide when the time is right to ramp up production here. Yet state and local economic developers and elected officials remain convinced that Toyota will keep its commitment to building cars in Northeast Mississippi, as the Journal article reported. The only question is when. We continue to share that view, whatever the indications to the contrary.

Barbour veto pen not as beefy as it was The Enterprise-Journal, McComb: If ever the Mississippi Legislature is going to override Haley Barbour’s veto, this will be the time. But it probably isn’t going to happen. The House and Senate worked out a $79 million compromise to soften the blow of this year’s budget cuts. Barbour vetoed the plan. The House has the votes to override him, but the Senate, which has been responsible for the governor’s six-year streak of vetoes being upheld, is doubtful. If all 52 senators are present, it would take 35 votes to override Barbour. Since only 26 senators voted for the $79 million deal, that’s a huge hill to climb. Still, it will be tough for those senators to ignore the pleas of every school district, teacher and parent group in the state. The override is going to be cast as

a vote on priorities — pupils vs. prisoners. Besides, Barbour’s claim that thousands of prisoners will be turned loose if he doesn’t get his way sounds like a bluff. What reportedly has senators most cowed is their fear of retribution from Barbour in the 2011 elections. They worry that the governor, who has accumulated a sizable amount in his political action committee fund, will bankroll potential opponents. That fear is overblown. Barbour is term-limited. His days of being a factor in Mississippi elections are winding down. Nobody pays much attention to lame-duck governors in legislative elections, no matter how much money they’ve got. They’re yesterday’s news. Besides, Barbour himself is

eyeing a much bigger stage than Mississippi. He is contemplating a presidential run in 2012 and is laying the potential groundwork for such a campaign as chairman of the Republican Governors Association. It’s more likely that his political action committee money will be going to friends he might need for a White House run, not any past buddies at the state Capitol. By 2011, the jockeying for the Republican presidential nomination will be in full swing. Barbour almost certainly will be in the mix, either as a candidate or as one of the kingmakers. He and his war chest will be plenty occupied. Mississippi’s senators would be smarter to spend their time worrying about the wishes of their constituents than the pride of the governor.

Public’s mood a key economic indicator, too The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: Call it the economic domino theory. High unemployment — plus worries over energy costs, health care costs and the probability of higher taxes at all levels of government — has fueled a crisis of consumer confidence that threatens policymakers in every government. U.S. consumer confidence fell in February to the lowest in 10 months, as consumers’ short-term outlook for the jobs market worsened, according to reports. In Mississippi, the lack of consumer confidence is driving historic tax revenue shortfalls that are bringing about crippling budget cuts for even mission critical functions of government. Forecasts call for continuing shortfalls and

deeper budget cuts through Fiscal Year 2012 and even beyond. At the same time, Gov. Haley Barbour has said that portion of the proposed federal health care reforms would make increases necessary in the state’s sales taxes, income taxes “or both.” The budget crisis in state government is threatening local government budgets and may well result in an exacerbation of the state’s unemployment problem as state workers face possible furloughs or layoffs down the road. But it is consumer confidence — or the lack of it — that is at the root of much of the problems in the nation’s economy and in the budgets of governments at every level. Until Americans have confidence again

sufficient to allow them to have the faith and the credit to buy homes, cars, appliances and make other long-term financial commitments, the nation’s economy will continue to stagnate and government will continue to be mired in partisanship and stalemate. The lack of consumer confidence is not endemic to America. This is a global recession. The lack of consumer confidence tracks directly to the collapse of the housing and credit markets. But Congress and the Legislature could make a start toward restoring confidence by ceasing the partisan bickering and getting busy making the hard policy decision necessary to get the economy moving again, creating jobs and providing renewed opportunity.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Vicksburg becomes one of the greatest mule markets in the state.• Easex Sims drowns in the Yazoo River.


110 YEARS AGO: 1900

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Thompson announce the birth of a son, Billy Gene, on Feb. 23.• Michael Caine stars in “Alfe” at Showtown USA.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 In the compress fire, damage amounting to $10,000 is estimated. Three firemen, Charles Wilson, Hugh McKenna and Robert Kinkle, are injured by falling debris.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mary Scott Rosser of Vicksburg is a member of the Associated Student Body Senate at the University of Mississippi and chairman of the committee on refrigerator rentals.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Joe Farris is badly hurt when his auto knocks him down. • May Folk, former resident, is married to Antoine E. Dupre, Louisiana planter. The flag on the government building is displayed at half staff as a tribute to the memory of Chief Justice Taft.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Charles J. Rafferty is elected president of the Knights of Columbus Softball League. • The 59th anniversary of Valley Dry Goods Company is celebrated.

Mrs. John Membrino of Broomall, Pa., is visiting relatives here• Clark Gable stars in “But Not for Me” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

Joseph Hirsch issues a card about his position on the hospital trustee matter. • Superintendent Preston of the match factory is ill.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930

50 YEARS AGO: 1960

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Vicksburgers’ suggestions for a new highway and improved harbor channel are discussed at a citizens meeting. W.M. Childs, speaking at the meeting, says “that in 1900 when he came to Vicksburg, this was the largest city in Mississippi. This was the last time,” he added, “that improvements affecting river traffic have been made at the City Front.”

The board of supervisors votes 3-2 to restore, under specified conditions, powers of Port Commission removed after Port Commission member Bill Stribling was indicted by a Hinds County grand jury. • St. Aloysius Flashes gain their first win of the 1990 season with an 8-5 victory over Crystal Springs at Byram in the Spring Break Classic baseball tournament.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Vicksburg Recycling is under new management. • Vicksburg police officer Alonzo Banks shoots his way to a perfect score at FBI sniper school.

What once was a blue-collar trade is now a trendy howto course in places like New York and San Francisco.

Sexy and chic new descriptions for the butcher Daddy was a butcher. He went on to do other things in the grocery business, but during my early, most formative years, he cut meat. Every now and then, he’d come home with blood on his shirt or a bandage on one of his hands, hazard of the trade. I never heard him complain about working all day in the cold cleaving raw meat. He was good at it. What reminded me of my father’s old job was a recent Internet headline that said: “These Days, Butchers Are Bloody Cool.” The story explained that butchers are RHETA the new profesgRIMSLEY sional rock stars. Their venerable trade has inspired an article in no less than The New York Times, which called the butchers’ work “sexy.” Yesterday it was chefs who became cool, today butchers. Maybe tomorrow morticians. One opportunistic and happening butcher teaches an eight-week course to foodies who want the ultimate fix. His price is $10,000, a fee for which he does not apologize. Seems people who like to cook are dancing backward into the more visceral end of their recipes, whacking at animal carcasses for the kind of thrill you just can’t get breaking eggs. Imagine. What once was a blue-collar trade is now a trendy how-to course in places like New York and San Francisco. One butcher shop even sells an apparel line. An apparel line, for goodness’ sake. Now that I think about it, Daddy had butcher apparel. I love the old blackand-white photographs of my father as meat market manager in the Pensacola, Fla., Kwik-Chek. He wears a white apron over a white shirt and looks as clean as a toothbrush bristle. He wears a black bowtie. In those pre-OSHA days, they used wooden butcher blocks that each night got washed down with water and a little bleach. In some of the pictures, Daddy holds a cut of meat in one hand and a sharp knife in the other. My father still knows more about meat than most. He keeps his blades sharp and on the ready and has no patience with vegetarians. He can describe the cuts and amount of meat sold at a market opening 50 years ago. After working for “the beef people” for many years, he went on to do well in his own chicken brokerage business. But I’ve always suspected that chickens, however profitable for him, were a weak substitute and somewhat of a letdown after decades of pushing and cutting red meat. I’ve always admired people who do jobs that can be explained with a single verb. I cut meat. I fix pipes. I fight crime. I teach. I farm. When you can’t explain your livelihood with a short, declarative sentence, you may be in an unnecessary job. I wish I could say I’m a chip off the old chopping block. I’m not. I get so queasy cutting up a chicken to fry that I can’t eat any part of a fowl I’ve cleaned. Even pre-ground beef with its greasy nodules that stick between my fingers and on my rings make padding out a burger the best appetite suppressant in the world. The only thing that could make me a worse butcher’s daughter is if I became a vegetarian. And if that ever happened — not likely as long as Paradise serves cheeseburgers — I’d never tell my father, the original rock-star butcher. •


Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

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Family Dollar (FDO)........35.47 Fred’s (FRED)......................11.19 Int’l Paper (IP) ...................25.35 Janus Capital Group ......13.67 J.C. Penney (JCP) .............30.15 Kroger Stores (KR)...........22.74 Kan. City So. (KSU)..........35.45 Legg Mason (LM) .......... 28.86 Parkway Properties.........17.52 PepsiAmerica Inc. (PAS)...N/A Regions Financial (RF).... 6.84 Rowan (RDC).....................27.85 Saks Inc. (SKS)..................... 7.37 Sears Holdings (SHLD)100.95 Simpson-DuraVent .........25.96 Sunoco (SUN)....................29.21 Trustmark (TRMK) ...........24.08 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...............37.51 Tyson Foods (TSN)..........17.24 Viacom (VIA)......................32.23 Walgreens (WAG) ............34.99 Wal-Mart (WMT) ..............54.14

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Q: Sometimes, at work, I feel so fatigued and negative that I want to quit. I tell myself how much I hate this job, DR. GEORGE R. and wish I would win the lottery to escape. Am I crazy? — Crazy at Times A: You’re not crazy. I think almost everyone at some time feels the need to leave a job. But, the attitude toward the job is created by the person, not the job itself. These days, so many people tell me they are so thankful to have a job. In better times, the appreciation might not be so pronounced. In fact, some studies show that worker morale


is higher when the demand for jobs is low. For example, in a highly competitive market, workers often compare what they are making to what other companies are paying. If they think they’re not being paid well, any little thing can cause dissatisfaction. However, in these times, with fewer jobs available, it is probably best to be happy that you have a job. Forget winning the lottery as a means to quit. It’s a nice dream, but it’s not reality. I figure you know the odds against your winning it. •

Dr. George R. Abraham is a native of Vicksburg and a former longtime educator, business manager and consultant. He is an author who contributes weekly to The Vicksburg Post and hosts “The Dr. George Show� on 1490 AM at the Klondyke in Vicksburg from 9 until 10 a.m. each Tuesday. He can be reached at georgerabraham@


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Continued from Page A1. there was probable cause for the defendant to stand trial,” said Hood. “We will have to talk to the victims and review our options before deciding what our next step will be.” In their final arguments before jury deliberations, both attorneys reviewed the testimony of witnesses on both sides and showed how it supported their separate claims of Davenport’s guilt or innocence. Prosecutor Stan Alexander called it “the worst case” he has ever prosecuted, and told jurors they had a chance to make it a “day of reckoning” for the defendant, and punish him. But Zelbst countered that the evidence he and his assistants, Chandra Holmes Ray and Michael Cupit, provided showed there was more than reasonable doubt that Davenport was guilty. Jurors began deliberating around 2:15 p.m. and were asked to return nine separate verdicts of “guilty” or “not guilty.” For each, four to six separate allegations, including time and place of the incident, had to be proven “beyond a reasonable doubt” to bring back a guilty verdict. When they re-entered the

Jonnny Hoskins Johnny Hoskins died Friday, March 5, 2010, at University Medical Center. He was 85. Mr. Hoskins was retired from Anderson-Tully Co. He attended Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Hoskins. He is survived by a son, Walter Coleman of Vicksburg; two daughters, Evelyn Inez Bowman and Christine Reed, both of Vicksburg; 29 grandchildren; 17 greatgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

John Clinton Roland LAKE PROVIDENCE — John Clinton Roland of Transylvania, La., died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at River Region Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 25. Born in Monroe, John had been a deputy with the East Carroll Parish Sheriff’s office since July 2004. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clint



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Dane Davenport, right, and his lead attorney, John Zelbst, bow their heads as they wait for a verdict Friday night. With them is Chandra Holmes Ray, part of Davenport’s defense

team. At right, afterward, Davenport gives a thumbs-up to his supporters.

courtroom at 7 Friday night, Patrick asked if more time was needed, and one of the jurors said no, they had been deadlocked on the last four counts without any change for about four hours and were unable to agree. Specifically, Davenport was acquitted on four counts of sexual battery of a child under 14, each of which car-

began Monday with jury selection and continued with three days of sometimes angry, emotional testimony — two by the state and one by the defense — and the final day of summations and deliberations. Davenport’s first trial on the charges in Warren County, in September 2008, ended in a mistrial when

ried a possible life sentence, and one count of fondling a child under 16, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. He remains subject to prosecution on four additional counts of fondling, but it wasn’t clear if prosecutors would try the trooper a third time. The trial, Davenport’s fourth in about 18 months,

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts that (President Barack) Obama’s budget plans would generate deficits over the upcoming decade that would total $9.8 trillion. That’s $1.2 trillion more than predicted by the administration. able and could put upward pressure on interest rates, crowd out private investment in the economy and ultimately erode the nation’s standard of living. Still, the Feb. 1 White House budget plan was a largely stand-pat document that avoided difficult decisions on curbing the unsustainable growth of federal benefit programs like the Medicare health care program for the elderly and Medicaid, which provides health care to the poor and disabled. Instead, Obama has created an 18-member fiscal reform commission that’s charged with coming up with a plan to shrink the deficit to 3 percent of the economy within five years. But the Republicans to be

named to the panel by congressional GOP leaders are unlikely to go along with any tax increases that might be proposed, which could ensure election-year gridlock. “While the president is intent on ramming through Congress a new trilliondollar health-care entitlement, he appears far less concerned with addressing the looming crisis of entitlement spending already on the books,” said Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the top Republican on the Budget Committee. “Instead, he delegates this task to a ’Fiscal Commission’ — which would not even report until after the next election.” The report says that extending tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003 under GOP

President George W. Bush and continuing to update the alternative minimum tax so that it won’t hit millions of middle-class taxpayers would cost $3 trillion over 2011-2020. The tax cuts expire at the end of this year and Obama wants to extend them — except for individuals making more than $200,000 a year and couples making $250,000. For the ongoing budget year, CBO predicts a record $1.5 trillion deficit. That’s actually a little better than predicted by the White House, but at 10 percent of gross domestic product, it’s bigger than any deficit in history other than those experienced during World War II. The new report predicts that debt held by investors, including China, would spike from $7.5 trillion at the end of last year to $20.3 trillion in 2020. That means interest payments would more than quadruple — from $209 billion this year, to $916 billion by the end of the decade.

jurors reported being deadlocked. He was acquitted of charges he had molested one of the two teens in Oktibbeha County by a jury there, after a previous mistrial. Davenport, 407 Warren St., was indicted and arrested in January 2008. He remains on unpaid administrative leave from the MHSP, where he had served since 1987.


and Shirley Fortenberry; and two cousins, Justin and Wade Fortenberry. Survivors include his father and stepmother, Mark and Cheryl Roland of Vicksburg; mother and stepfather, Liz and Kevin Fillebaum of Vicksburg; sisters, Alli Roland of Jackson and Mary Roland of Transylvania; stepsisters, Holly Jones of Vicksburg and Jessica Muirhead of Overland Park, Kan.; grandparents, Johnny and Louise Roland of Eagle Lake; stepgrandparents, Roger and Patsy Fillebaum of Vicksburg; great-grandfather, Gordon Lewis of Vicksburg; great-grandmother, Stephanie Aldridge of Eagle Lake; uncle, David Fortenberry and his wife, Debbie, of Transylvania; aunt, Lynne Grady and her husband, Whoop, of Tallulah; aunt, Danna Gillett and her husband, Doug, of Rayville, La.; aunt, Laura Sevier and her husband, Billy, of Alsatia, La.; uncle, John R. Roland and his wife, Sissy, of Vicksburg; aunt, Cindy Heilman and her husband, Jason, of Texas City, Texas; cousin, Sarah Holt and her husband, Tim, of Lake Providence; cousin, Britt Grady and his wife, Amber, of Delhi, La.; cousin, Katie Grady of Tallulah; cousin, Chelsea Johnson of Alsatia; cousin, Carly Gillett of Rayville; cousin, Emily Becnel and husband, Steven, of Franklinton, La.; cousin,

Continued from Page A1. — coastal Harrison, Hancock and Jackson — have specific state laws allowing them to regulate strip clubs, said Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, who presented the broader bill to the chamber. The bill says any county’s board is “empowered to promulgate, adopt and enforce ordinances which are necessary and reasonable for the regulation of establishments where public displays of nudity are present.” It’s not mandatory to adopt ordinances. Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said the governor would review the bill. “If it does what it seems to do on the surface, he’ll sign it.” Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks said most counties don’t have zoning ordinances. “Certainly, we need something on the books in case somebody gets too outlandish,” Brooks said. But Brooks said he’s told residents that The Pony is a legal establishment. “I don’t drink, but I’m not trying to close down bars,” said Brooks, who inspected the club after receiving complaints. “The place was clean. They had security guards. I wasn’t really interested in looking at the women, but they looked OK.”

Miller Holt of Lake Providence; cousin, Davis Holt of Lake Providence; cousin, Natalie Becnel of Franklinton; cousin, Colby Richardson of Texas City; cousin, Jacob Richardson of Texas City; cousin, Wendy Williams of Vicksburg; cousin, Austin Grammer of Vicksburg; and special friends, Fred and Lamont. Funeral services will be at

2 p.m. today, March 6, 2010, at Providence Church in Lake Providence with the Rev. Don Boyett and the Rev. Jeff Eagles officiating. Interment will follow the service at Providence Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home of Lake Providence. Pallbearers will be Pete Lensing, John Marshall Whatley, Patrick Hattaway,


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LOCAL FORECAST Sunday-tuesday Mostly cloudy; highs in the 60s; lows in the 40s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the mid60s; lows in the mid-30s Sunday-tuesday Chance of showers increasing on Monday; highs in the 60s; lows in the 40s


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Expect sunny skies and mild temperatures today with a low in the 30s tonight. Clouds will arrive Sunday.

Report: U.S. money woes worse than thought WASHINGTON (AP) — A new congressional report released Friday says the United States’ long-term fiscal woes are even worse than predicted by President Barack Obama’s grim budget submission last month. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office predicts that Obama’s budget plans would generate deficits over the upcoming decade that would total $9.8 trillion. That’s $1.2 trillion more than predicted by the administration. The agency says its futureyear predictions of tax revenues are more pessimistic than the administration’s. That’s because CBO projects slightly slower economic growth than the White House. The deficit picture has turned alarmingly worse since the recession that started at the end of 2007, never dipping below 4 percent of the size of the economy over the next decade. Economists say that deficits of that size are unsustain-


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Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 61º Low/past 24 hours............... 31º Average temperature......... 46º Normal this date................... 56º Record low..............24º in 1960 Record high............84º in 1959 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month.................. 0.25 inch Total/year.................9.21 inches Normal/month......1.14 inches Normal/year........ 11.47 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................10:55 A.M. Most active................. 4:42 P.M. Active...........................11:22 P.M. Most active.................. 5:09 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:04 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:05 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:05

RIVER DATA friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 31.1 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 27.9 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 27.9 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 29.0 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.5 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.6 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU friday Land....................................79.3 River....................................78.9

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Criticism Voting kicks off as Iraqis abroad cast ballots climbs as Haiti tab grows PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The world’s bill for the Haitian earthquake is large and growing — now $2.2 billion — and so is the criticism about how the money is being spent. A half-million homeless received tarps and tents; far more are still waiting under soggy bed sheets in camps that reek of human waste. More than 4.3 million people got emergency food rations; few will be able to feed themselves anytime soon. Medical aid went to thousands, but long-term care isn’t even on the horizon. International aid groups and officials readily acknowledge they are overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster. Haitian leaders — frustrated that billions are bypassing them in favor of U.N. agencies and American and other non-governmental organizations — are whipping up sentiment against foreign aid groups they say are out of control. Donations from Americans for earthquake relief in Haiti have surpassed $1 billion. An analysis of U.N. data shows that private donations make up the bulk of the total, accounting for more than $980 million of what has already been delivered or that donors have promised. The U.S. leads all countries with its commitments of $713 million. The Haiti quake was followed by two more across the globe — in Chile a week ago today and in Taiwan on Thursday.

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Thousands of Iraqis living abroad lined up at polling stations to cast ballots in their homeland’s crucial parliamentary elections Friday, a constituency Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority hope will boost their showing. Voting was being held in 16 countries across the globe, from neighboring Syria and Jordan, which are home to the largest Iraqi expatriate communities, to Australia and the United States. The United Nations refugee agency estimates that around 2 million Iraqis are living abroad — the majority of whom fled violence following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. A large proportion of those — particularly in Jordan and Syria — are Sunni Arabs who fled the fierce wave of sectarian killings at the height of the Iraq war. That has made their votes a major focus of attention for Sunni leaders in Iraq, who are hoping a solid turnout among their community will counterbalance a strong vote among the Shiite majority for their own religious parties. Voting abroad will be held for three days, while in Iraq most voters go to the polls on Sunday, choosing a 325-seat legislature. The largest bloc in parliament will try to put together a government to lead Iraq for four key years as U.S. troops withdraw. In Jordan, a Sunni tribal

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Iraqi citizen Faizah Aboutaleb casts a vote at a polling station in Dearborn, Mich., Friday. leader from the western Iraqi province of Anbar, Saad AlHardan, warned that after the Americans leave, Iran will try to dominate Iraq — a common fear among Sunnis because of the deep ties between Iraqi Shiite parties and Tehran. “The U.S. occupation will end, but the Iranian one is there to stay. The Iranian influence is significant in parliament and in the government,” he said. Many of those voting said they wanted liberal and secular politicians to take over from Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who many Sunni Muslims accuse of iso-

lating Sunnis. Al-Maliki’s government “hasn’t done anything for Iraq,” said Samir al-Abdali, 56, who voted with his wife and daughter at a polling center in Damascus, one of 23 stations in Syria. He said he voted for Iraqiya, a secular list that includes both Shiites and Sunnis. Among its leaders are Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi and former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, a secular Shiite. In Amman, Amal Janabi, a 39-year-old Sunni who worked at Iraq’s agriculture ministry for seven years until she fled to Jordan after the invasion,

said she too voted for Allawi’s Iraqiya. “He’s a secular leader and his list comprises all Iraqi sects,” said Janabi, in a Western-style black suit and a conservative Muslim headscarf. “He will be able to cut across the sectarian divide and restore peace and security.” Syria has nearly 800,000 Iraqi refugees, while Jordan’s community is estimated as high as 500,000, according to the UNHCR. The head of the Iraqi election commission in Amman, Nehad Abbas, said turnout out Friday was good. He expects around 180,000 Iraqis in Jordan to cast

their ballot. Voting seemed slower in Lebanon, home to around 50,000 Iraqis. In the U.S., Haider al-Khasali, 39, said he would like to see alMaliki stay on as prime minister because “he is a good man and he respects the people, the law.” “But maybe he need more time because Saddam Hussein’s Baath party is still working in Iraq,” al-Khasali said after voting in Nashville, Tenn. The issue of out-of-country voting nearly derailed the election when al-Hashemi vetoed an early version of the election law because he said it did not treat votes by Iraqi expatriates as equal to those within the country. The issue was eventually resolved but highlighted just how important Sunnis view expatriate voting. On Friday, the final day of campaigning in Baghdad, alMaliki touted the Iraqi-U.S. security pact requiring all American troops to leave by the end of 2011 his government’s “most important achievement.” Also, election commission member Hamdiya al-Hussaini said that 600,000 people had cast their ballots Thursday in early voting across Iraq. Those who took part included security officials, detainees and medical workers and others who might not be able to get to the polls Sunday.



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RELIGION SATURDAY, mARch 6, 2010 • SE C TIO N B DEVOTION B2 | CHURCH EVENTS B3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

ADHD, though fad, is real condition Q: I’ve heard ADHD might not even exist. You obviously disagree. A: Yes, I disagree, though the disorder tends to be overdiagnosed. But when a child actually has this problem, I assure you his or her parents and teachers don’t have to be convinced. Q: My marriage to my husband has been very unsatisfying. I would divorce him if it were not for my concern for our three children. What does the research say about the impact of divorce on kids? A: It’s now known that emoFOCUS ON tional THE FAMILY development in children is directly related to the presence of warm, nurturing, sustained and continuous interaction with both parents. Anything that interferes with that can have lasting consequences. One landmark study revealed that 90 percent of children from divorced homes suffered from an acute sense of shock when the separation occurred, including profound grieving and irrational fears. Fifty percent reported feeling rejected and abandoned, and indeed, half of the fathers never came to see their children three years after the divorce. One-third of the boys and girls feared abandonment by the remaining parent, and 66 percent experienced yearning for the absent parent with an intensity that researchers described as overwhelming. Most significant, 37 percent of the children were even more unhappy and dissatisfied five years after the divorce than they had been at 18 months. In other words, time did not heal their wounds. That’s the real meaning of divorce. The bottom line is that you are right to consider the welfare of your children. As empty as the relationship is, it is likely that your kids will fare better if you choose to stick it out. Q: How can i get ready for raising my kids through adolescence? A: I can understand why you look toward their adolescence with some apprehension. This is a tough time. Many youngsters sail right through that period, but others get caught in a pattern of rebellion. Though the teen years can be challenging, they’re also filled with excitement. Rather than fearing that experience, I think you ought to anticipate it as a dynamic time when your kids transition from childhood to fullfledged adulthood. •


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German Catholic schools join abuse ranks Stories from victims pouring in By Kirsten Grieshaber The Associated Press BERLIN — In the home country of Pope Benedict XVI, new revelations of child abuse by Roman Catholic priests at German high schools are surfacing almost daily. The Catholic church in Germany — where around 30 percent of people consider themselves CathPope olic — has Benedict XVI apologized for the incidents, but already there are calls for the government to take action because most of the cases date to the 1970s and ’80s, beyond the reach of statutes and prosecution. The first accusers came forward a month ago in Berlin. Since, the list of schools and victims who say they were scarred and haunted by alleged abuses has grown. First it was seven alumni of the prestigious Canisius Kolleg prep school in Berlin. Then it was AloisiusKolleg in Bonn and then St. Blasien, another Jesuit-run boarding school in the Black Forest as well as other Catholic schools in Hamburg, Goettingen and Hildesheim. Days ago, the renowned boarding schools Ettal Monastery and St. Ottilien in Bavaria made headlines when allegations about child molestation by Benedictine priests there surfaced. The number of alleged victims has reached at least 150. Ursula Raue, an attorney appointed by the Jesuit religious order to handle the charges, told The Associated Press she has been overwhelmed by the number of cases that flood her inbox and phones daily. “This whole case has taken on a dimension of unbelievable proportions,” she said. Raue said she “heard from mothers, sisters and brothers, whose children or siblings took their own lives or cannot function in daily life because of deep psychological scars.” The majority of the victims are male, because most of the schools involved admitted only boys aged 10 to 19


Students enter the AloisiusKolleg in Bonn, Germany. at the time the abuse took place. Many victims have never talked to their wives or friends about the incidents because “they still feel ashamed when the memories of humiliation and powerlessness come back and when they realize that none of those old wounds have healed,” Raue said. Miguel Abrantes, now 37 and an actor in Duesseldorf, is one of the few victims able and willing to speak out about the abuse and humiliation he suffered as an 11-year-old boy at Aloisius

Kolleg. He said every morning, the boys had to undress and Father Ludger Stueper sprayed them with cold water from the hose. And then there were the photos. “One time Stueper took pictures of a friend and me while we were in the shower,” Abrantes said. While the focus of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic church centered on the United States for several years, abuse scandals have in recent years erupted

in other countries as well, including Ireland, the Philippines, Poland, Mexico, Italy, Canada and elsewhere. Neither the pope nor the Vatican has made any specific remarks about the abuse scandal in Germany, a Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro Benedettini, said, but he added that Benedict’s previous statements on other such scandals — including most recently about Ireland — are certainly valid for Germany. See Abuse, Page B4.

Teen pop stars to take part in megachurch Easter plans

Gospel choir says thanks Nathaniel Williams, right, receives an appreciation plaque from Charlene McKewen on behalf of the Mighty Train Gospel Choir. Williams directs the community choir that sings gospel music at nursing homes and other places.

By The Associated Press LAKE FOREST, Calif. — The Jonas Brothers will be busy on Easter Sunday. The Rev. Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church in Orange County, announced that the pop group will perform at a special Easter service in Angel Stadium in Anaheim marking the mega-congregation’s 30th anniversary. A spokeswoman for Warren has confirmed that the group will perform. The April 4 event will be broadcast live online at the church’s Web site, Warren and his wife, Kay,

Nick Jonas founded Saddleback Church which has grown to become one of the most influential evangelical congregations in the country.

Miguel Abrantes, now 37 and an actor in Duesseldorf, is one of the few victims Miguel able and Abrantes willing to speak out about the abuse and humiliation he suffered as an 11-year-old boy at AloisiusKolleg.

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

Baha’i Faith Services for the Baha’i Faith include a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Scriptural Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-415-5360.

Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Women’s Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, AWANA begins at 6 p.m, and Bible study and youth service are at 7 with Randall McCool, youth pastor, leading. Second Watch prayer will be from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. On Wednesday, Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Board meeting is each second Sunday following the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with Mattie Brown, superintendent, leading. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. Covenant meeting is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Fifth Sunday services are at 11:30 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Usher meeting is each fourth Sunday after the service. Radio ministry is at 7:30 a.m. Sundays with the Rev. David Brown Jr., pastor, on station 1680 AM. Kevin Winters is musician.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school led by Larry Oakes. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir led by Jerry Stuart, minister of music, singing and the Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, delivering the message. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Evening services begin at 5 with First Place, discipleship training, mission organizations and youth Bible study. An ordination service for Brian Parker and Brian Wells will be held, and a fellowship will follow. Wednesday night supper is at 5, followed by youth choir rehearsal at 5:30. Prayer service, children’s choir and youth Bible study begin at 6. Adult choir rehearsal is at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with

a special time for children. Administrative council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship followed by Bowmar University, junior and senior high and children’s lifegroups at 9:20. Creative worship for families and Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (grades 1-6) and junior high worship begin at 10:30. Senior high worship begins at 6 p.m. Sign language for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Adult Growth Groups meet throughout the week. Call 601-636-2596 or

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


“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.” 1 Peter 2:21 • Christ suffered for you. But, I don’t want to suffer for him. You’re going to suffer anyway — whether you are saved or lost. Hmmm? • When you submit to Jesus Christ and obey the Word of God, he is going to arch a rainbow of hope over your suffering. He is going to write Romans 8:28 over what you are going through. You will know that your current trial is for your good. • Surrender and submission to God is the only way to get his grace and power over your life. Joy, peace and worryfree days are ahead for the one who lays his life down for the glory of God. Suffering will come, but joy will follow.

• Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: Night Live worship is at 6:30 p.m. each first Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday. Sunday worship is broadcast at 10 a.m. each Sunday on WRTM FM 100.5.

Christ Episcopal

Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin with Bible classes at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, speaking. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. An abbreviated evening worship begins at 6, followed by a church meeting. Midweek Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. For transportation or a free home Bible study or free Bible correspondence course, call 601-638-6165.

Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the Third Sunday in Lent with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the parish hall. Choir practice begins at 9. Youth Sunday school members will join the 10 a.m. service, during which child care is provided. The coffee/Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Sunday school building. A healing service will be at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. A soup supper will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by Lenten study, Discovering Everyday Spirituality, at 6. A class of instruction for centering prayer is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the nave. Stations of the Cross will be at 5:30 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Call 601-638-5899.

Calvary Baptist

Church of Christ

Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Roddy Reed, director of Clinton’s Camp Garaywa, speaking. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Sunday evening activities begin at 4 with choir practice. Discipleship training begins at 5. Evening worship is at 6 and will be led by Reed. On Monday, GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Children’s activities with Bible drills for grades 4-6, Youththe-Gathering and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. J. Macon Phillips is pastor.

Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. For a free home Bible study, call 601-636-4801.

Bypass Church of Christ

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each first Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday, covenant is each fourth Sunday and worship services are each fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Toni Green is musician. Nathaniel Williams is choir director. Johnny May Marble is choir president. Rudy L. Smith is associate minister.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. On Wednesday, Midday Bible study is at 11:30 a.m. Media ministry begins at 5:30 p.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30. Wednesday

Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. A Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 601-636-0141 or 601-5290904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is minister.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10:30. The Rev. Michael C. Nation, pastor, will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir rehearsal begins at 9. Sunday school begins at 9:15. A nursery is provided from 9 a.m. to noon. Youth meeting begins at 5 p.m. Sunday. On Tuesday and Thursday, Holy Eucharist begins at 7 a.m. Lunch Bunch group begins at 12:10 p.m. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday, a healing service begins at 12:05, evening prayer at 5:35, congregational supper at 6 and BFM meeting and Stations of the Cross at 6:30. On Friday, a gumbo luncheon begins at 12:05 p.m., followed by this week’s Lenten Fine Arts series featuring Bridging the Gap.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school followed by morning worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Pantry donations are taken each second Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Devotional services, led by the women’s ministry, are each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. each Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Elder Clavorn Logan Sr. is pastor. Call 601-636-6375.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and confirmation class. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship is at 10:55 a.m. MAD Sunday will meet from 12:15 to 2 p.m. UMYF will meet at 5. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible in Wesley Hall. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotional begin at 6:50 a.m. On Wednesday, Bible study class meets at 10 a.m. XYZ will not meet this month. Dinner will be served at 5:15. Children’s activities and adult handbells rehearsal are at 5:45. A study of Philippians led by Stockett and youth meeting are at 6. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 6:45.

Eagle Lake Baptist Activities at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 8 a.m. with brotherhood breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. On Tuesday, finance committee meeting is at 2 p.m. Deacons meeting begins at 6. Wednesday prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Sunday worship at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, begins at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. A fellowship time will follow, and Sunday school will begin at 10:19. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. Lenten Bible study is Tuesday at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, the Joy Prayer Circle meets at 9:30 a.m. to continue Patriachs Bible study. Call 601-218-6255.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. David Brown Jr. is pastor.

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

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer is at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible class, teens ministry and children’s church at 7. Men’s and women’s fellowship are at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Tutoring classes are from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. MondayThursday. Friday early morning prayer is from 6 to 9. Worship is shown at 8 p.m. Thursday and at 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday on local access Channel 17. Call 601-629-3900 or 601-6383433. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. A nursery is provided for all services. Evening worship begins at 6 with Dr. Steve Stone, associate executive director of the Mississippi Baptist Convention board, speaking. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare and DivorceCare begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a second language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and preschool and children’s choirs at 5. Church family time is at 5:50; English as a second language at 6; adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal at 6:15; and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at the Mafan Building.

First Baptist Services for First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study meet at 6 each Wednesday night. Choir rehearsal is at 3 p.m. each Saturday before the first Sunday and at noon each Saturday before the third Sunday. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem and Dr. David Felty delivering the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. A nursery is provided. Meals on Wheels begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Choir

rehearsal will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday and a fellowship supper in Bryan Hall, followed by the annual congregational meeting.

First Church of the Nazarene Activities at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50 with Kelvin Boone preaching. Music is led by Dwain Butler. Nursery workers are Patsy Fillebaum and Rebecca Strong. Evening service begins at 6. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m.

First Methodist Protestant Services at First Methodist Protestant Church, 500 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8 a.m. with the men’s fellowship breakfast. Sunday school is at 10, followed by worship at 11. Robert Andrews, pastor, will deliver the message. A nursery is provided. Children’s church is led by Daphne Bagley. Wednesday night adult Bible study is led by Mary Bradway, children’s choir and youth Bible study begin at 6. A nursery is provided during Bible study.

Gibson Memorial U.M.C. Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 7:30 a.m. with the United Methodist Men’s Bible study. Sunday school is at 10, followed by worship at 11 with Holy Communion. The Rev. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Monday, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University workshop begins at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 601-636-2605. On Tuesday, bell choir practice begins at 5:15 p.m. On Wednesday, choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. On March 13, a yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to noon.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion are at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6 p.m. each Monday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter, deacon, is assistant superintendent. For information or transportation, call 601-634-0759 or 601-400-4874. Walter Edley is pastor.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 729 Hankinson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead the music. Evening services begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, senior adult fellowship begins at 10 a.m. GAs, RAs, youth-adult Bible study and a business meeting are at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, a benefit in memory of Caitlin Lopez and in honor of the Madison twins begins with a spaghetti supper at 6, followed by entertainment at 7.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin with worship at 8:30 a.m. Fourth Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Fifth Sunday services will be at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power service each Wednesday before the Continued on Page B3.

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church events Continued from Page B2. fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible class and fellowship led by evangelist Mable Jennings are from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For information, transportation or prayer request call 601-218-3911. C.J. Williams is music minister. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Services at Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Church, 339 Alpine St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Communion services are at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Curtis Ross is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. The inspirational choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Monday after the first Sunday. GMZ mass choir rehearses at 6:30 each fourth Monday before the first Sunday. The usher board meets at 3 p.m. each second Saturday. The male chorus rehearses at 1 p.m. each first and fourth Saturday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 each first and third Tuesday. Recordings of worship services are available from Jesse Trotter. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601-636-0826 or Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove Services at Greater Oak Grove, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. UMW executive committee will meet at 4 p.m. Bible study for adults and children’s activities begin at 5. Snack supper begins at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is available. On Monday, Cub Scouts meets at 6 and Boy Scouts at 7. On Tuesday, Prayer group is at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, DMA’s meet at 11:30 a.m., handbells at 5:45 p.m. and chancel choir at 7. On Thursday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m.

Holly Grove M.B. Services at Holly Grove M.B. Church, 746 Johnson St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Betty Brown, superintendent, and Napoleon Newton, assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion service is at 11 a.m. each first Sunday. Covenant is each fourth Sunday after Sunday school. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Monday. R. L. Miller is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services for Third Sunday of Lent at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St., begin at 9 with morning prayer. Bible study begins at 9:30 and continues the study of the Sermon on the Mount. Holy Communion using the “1928 Book of Common Prayer” is at 10:30 with the Rev. Mark Bleakley, rector,


Special eventS

• Gospel Temple M.B. — 6 p.m., 88th church anniversary celebration with “Madea Goes to Church” musical; 1612 Lane St. • Mount Calvary M.B. — 10 a.m.-noon, women’s fellowship; the Rev. Iris Cole Crosby, guest speaker; 1350 East Ave.

sunDAY • Cool Springs M.B. — 12:30 p.m., 15th anniversary of the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor, and wife; the Rev. Willie Tobias, guest speaker; Cool Springs M.B. and Progressive Morning Star choirs; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Gospel Temple M.B. — 3 p.m., 88th church anniversary;

officiating. Baptized Christians may participate in Communion. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Play rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at the United Way building. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 5 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6. On Thursday, Men of Prosperity meets at 5:30 p.m., and choir rehearsal is at 7. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT16, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11. Appreciation banquets for Linda Sweezer, pastor, will be at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the National Guard Armory in Rolling Fork and March 21 at the Vicksburg church.

Immanuel Baptist Activities at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begins at 1 this afternoon with Wild Game Day, featuring skeet and bow shooting events. Supper and a program with Mike Cook, host of “ONE80Outdoors” begin at 5:30. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 10:45 by worship and children’s church led by children’s director Ashley Coomes. Discipleship training and preschool choir begin at 5 p.m., followed at 6 by evening worship. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice, led by interim music director Dale Yocum, begins at 8. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister. Call 601-636-2238 for transportation.

Islamic Center Services at Islamic Center of Vicksburg, 6705 Paxton Road, include Fajar (morning prayer) at 6 a.m., Isha (night prayer ) at 7:30 and Jummah (Friday prayer) sermon at 12:45 p.m.

Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion are at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

King of Kings Sunday services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening services will be held each first and third Sunday at 5. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Girl Scouts meets at 3:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Call 601-218-5529 or 601638-2513. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

the Rev. James Archie, guest speaker; 1612 Lane St. • New Zion M.B. — 11 a.m., 27th anniversary of the Rev. Henry Williams, pastor, and wife; 8188 Halls Ferry Road. • Old Come and See M.B. — Noon, program/musical for Haitian Relief Fund; the Rev. E.S. Cosey, pastor; Ingleside Community. • Triumphant Baptist — 8:30 a.m., New Sunday Connection and breakfast; topics that deal with today’s circumstances; 601-218-1319 for transportation; 224 R.L. Chase Circle.

MArch 13 • Zion Travelers M.B. — 6 p.m., Ola Jones and Friends concert; 1701 Poplar St.

Lighthouse Baptist

Mount Ararat M.B.

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

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

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin with Sunday school and new members orientation at 9:30 a.m. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is each first and third Saturday at 10 a.m. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is each second and fourth Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is pastor.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Third Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30. Visit

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Grace Brown. Communion services are at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is shared during third-Sunday services. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road (off 61 South), begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Youth worship is at 11 a.m. each first Sunday. Holy Communion at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7:30. James C. Archer is the pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship is each second Sunday; youth service is each Fith Sunday; all start at 11. Praise and worship are at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 5:30 p.m. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. Jason D. Cooper is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9 a.m. each Sunday in the annex. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses each Thursday before the fifth Sunday at 6 p.m. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth week. Alice Scott is teacher, and Sarah Cosey is superintendent. Worship and Communion are at 11 each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday and is led by the Rev. Terry Moore, pastor. Senior choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday before the third and fourth Sunday and is led by Karen Baker, musician. Shady Lawn Nursing Home ministry is at 10 a.m. every other Saturday. Call 601-6310602.

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

Mount Heroden Baptist Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, acting superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. each Wednesday. Senior choir rehearses each first and third Tuesday at 4 p.m. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; activities follow. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Carmel M.B.

Mount Olive M.B.

Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement each second Sunday; worship and testimony service each third Sunday; youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday; and children’s church each first and third Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second and fourth Monday. Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. The senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Saturday before the first Sunday, and the male choir rehearses at the same time each Saturday before the third Sunday. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Services for Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10. Communion is each third Sunday at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:15 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages and new members training. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal is Monday at 6 p.m. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearses at noon Saturdays before the first and third Sunday. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursdays, Bible class is at noon, bring your lunch. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015 or e-mail mtcarmelministri@

Mount Givens Baptist

Services at Mount Givens Baptist Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with

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

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is observed each first Sunday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., are at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Morning services can be watched on www.NDWorld. org. Family Prayer is at 6:45 p.m. each Tuesday, followed by Tuesday Night Touch, a question and answer Bible study, at 7. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor.

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer

begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Services at New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillum, deacon and assistant superintendent. Second Sunday services are at 11 a.m. Covenant follows Sunday school each third Sunday. Christian education class is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin is instructor. Communion services are at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. The senior choir under the direction of Jean Thomas rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Sunday services are available through the tape ministry, call 601-636-6386 or contact Lee Griffin, deacon. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Sunday services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27 North, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Marshall Harris, superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. On Thursday, Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. James O. Bowman is pastor. T.L. Moore is associate minister.

New Zion M.B. Services at New Zion M.B. Church, 8188 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 11 a.m. with worship and a 27th anniversary celebration for the Rev. Henry Williams and his wife. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. each second and fifth Sunday. Bible study is at 6:30 each Wednesday night and is led by Tommie Lee, deacon.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11 and are led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids’ Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening service at 6. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:30 with women’s Mission Study, men’s Bible Study and GAs, followed by Bible study and prayer time at 7. A nursery is provided for all services.

Oak Chapel Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, 8140 Freetown Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first, third and fifth Sunday. Holy Communion is each third Sunday. Youth church is each fifth Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the fifth Sunday and Wednesday at 6 p.m. before the first and third Sunday. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

Oakland Baptist Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Children’s church and worship begin at 10:45. Music is led by Lanny McCann. Special music will be by Myra Beard. Following worship, Circle of Friends will sponsor a luncheon in the fellowship hall to help fund Jon Busby’s mission trip to Istanbul, Turkey. The Beth Moore Bible study series continues Continued on Page B4.


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church events Continued from Page B3. at 5. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, S.W.A.T. youth class will meet at 6:15 p.m., Awana at 6:30 and prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided for all services. The Rev. Justin Rhodes is pastor.

Open Door Bible Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered. Call 601-638-2536.

10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Jordan Lee and Lauren Whitaker will be acolytes. Johnny and Christopher Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided for Sunday school and worship. On Wednesday, adult choir practice is at 6:30. The Lenten Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 601-218-6255.


Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by praise and worship at 10:45. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/ Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-636-4978.

Services for Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Word Power for all ages, followed by praise and worship at 10:45. with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, senior pastor, will bring the morning message. Kidz Construction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Evening services are canceled. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. The adults will study Genesis. Call 601-638-4439 or visit

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Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Edward Wheeler, deacon, followed by worship at 11. A nursery is provided during Sunday morning services for children as old as 4. On Tuesday, Bible Institute begins at 7 p.m. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Jane Reeves. Special music will be provided by Fran Graham and Liz Dobbins. Evening worship is at 6. On Tuesday, group prayer begins at 10 a.m. Bible study/ prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Gene Jacks is pastor.

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

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Third Sunday in Lent at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11. The Rev. David Harrison will bring the message. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early informal service, followed by the Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead the music. A nursery is provided for children as old as 5. On Monday, Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m., and Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, the noon Lenten luncheon will feature Dr. Bob Ford, guest speaker. On Friday, dominoes will be played in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m.

Redbone U.M.C. Sunday school at Redbone United Methodist Church, Redbone Road, begins at 10 a.m. Worship with Communion is at 11. The program will be called Our King, Our Servant. The Rev. Thomas M. Shreve is pastor.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Third Sunday in Lent at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite I. Choir practice will be at 9:30. Christian education is at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, will be at 11 with the Rev. Billy Abraham, rector, celebrating at both services. Coffee and fellowship follow both services. Child care is provided for the 11 a.m. service. Wednesday Lenten Arts Series begins with Holy Eucharist and Unction at 6 p.m., followed by a soup supper at 6:30. Organist Kyle Benson will present a concert at 7. Visit Call 601-636-6687.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Third Sunday of Great Lent: The Veneration of the Holy Cross; Great Vespers at 5:30 tonight; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; The Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; The Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 7 p.m. Wednesday; and Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn at 7 p.m. Friday. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Visit

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

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturdays. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by an evangelism service each first and third Friday. Choir rehearsal

is at 8 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship and fellowship services begin at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with music by the senior choir. A program, Music through History, and recognition of community patriots begin at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday with the Rev. J.D. MaGee leading during March. Judith T. Hodge is musician. Bobby Doyle is senior deacon.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday in the parish chapel. Devocation to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. Mondays in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Stations of the Cross is at 7 p.m. Fridays. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. CCD/CYO classes are each Sunday after Mass. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe at 10:30 a.m. the Third Sunday in Lent with Holy Communion, Rite I. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Coffee and snacks will be provided. On Wednesday, Lenten studies begin at 5 p.m. in the parish hall.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 tonight and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated from 4:30 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Soup and Scripture will follow the 5:30 Mass on Wednesdays during Lent. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Stations of the Cross is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Third Sunday of Lent. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 p.m. today. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary and Sacrament of Reconciliation are at 5 p.m. each Saturday. Confirmation class is Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Aloysius library. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. RCIA program continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Glynn Hall. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is each Friday during Lent after the 7 a.m. Mass until noon. Way of the Cross is at 5:15 p.m. each Friday in Lent.

Second Union Baptist Services at Second Union Baptist, Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by George Martin, deacon and superintendent. Communion is at 11 a.m. each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

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

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

Soul Saving M.B. Services at Soul Saving M.B. Church, 522 Locust St., begin at 12:30 p.m. with Sunday school directed by Carolyn Smith, superintendent, followed by worship at 1:30. Communion services are at 1:30 each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Jessie L. Jones is pastor.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50 with Greg Clemts, pastor, speaking. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m., followed by Bible study at 5. Evening worship is at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m.

Springhill M.B. Services at Springhill M.B. Church, 815 Mission 66, begin with worship at 9 a.m. each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald Anderson is pastor.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 each Sunday morning. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Outreach is Mondays and Fridays. Men and women ministries meet each Monday and Tuesday after the fourth Sunday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.

Temple of Empowerment Sunday services at Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin with worship at 9 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. An appreciation service for the pastor and his wife will be at 3 p.m. March 14. G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor. Call 601-6360438.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. A nursery is available. Children’s church for grades 1-6 is provided. Music is by TRBC Perfect Praise/ Inspirational choir. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Men of Purpose rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Monday. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m.

each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Perfect Praise choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45. Turning Point begins at 4:45 p.m., followed by worship at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. A meal will be served at 5. The Gathering and Age graded studies begin at 6. Choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor. Tim Goodson is minister of music and youths.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with Bishop Randy Clark of Houton bringing the message. Mike Fields is pastor. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class is available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church .

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601638-8135. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

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

Warrenton Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school.

Worship begins at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. P.J. Griffing will lead the singing. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship begins at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis delivering the message, followed by prayer time.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, speaking. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is not provided for this service.

Wilderness Baptist Sunday services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with singing. The message will be delivered by Bob Conrad, pastor. Sunday evening Bible study begins at 6. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with children’s ministries and prayer time, followed by monthly business meeting. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Devin Rost is minister of students. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or www. Awana meets at 4:45 p.m. Youth Bible study begins at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Supper is at 5 p.m. Children’s missions and music are at 5:40. Youth Underground Connections and worship are at 6. The sanctuary choir will practice at 7.

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Elbert Cox Jr., deacon, is assistant superintendent. At 11 a.m. are Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; and youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is the Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. Tuesday intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 6. Sunday school lesson planning is each Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.

Abuse Continued from Page B1. A Vatican statement last month, after a crisis meeting with Irish bishops, said Benedict called the sexual abuse of children “not only a heinous crime, but also a grave sin which offends God and wounds the dignity of the human person created in his image.” So far, the victims have identified 12 Jesuit priests by name and, in some cases, accused women, Raue said, adding that she had not yet found out if all of the accused were still alive. In the U.S. and elsewhere, some members of Catholic women’s religious orders have been accused of molest-

ing children, however rare. Among the accused is Stueper, the former director of the AloisiusKolleg. The Revs. Peter Riedel and Wolfgang Stab, who both taught at Canisius Kolleg in the 1970s and ’80s, have been accused of serial sexual abuse there and at other Catholic youth institutions in Germany, Mexico, Chile and Spain, where they were transferred, said a report. Only in two cases have prosecutors opened investigations: The allegations at AloisiusKolleg and claims against a member of the Benedictine-run school in Ettal.


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Sidney will serve suspension, pay back benefits By The Associated Press

Ole Miss falls; MSU triumphs Ole Miss can’t get past Tennessee. Mississippi State beats Georgia. Story/C3 PREP BASKETBALL State tournament (G) Belmont 60, Ripley 55 OT (B) Kemper County 58, Forest 35 (G) Raymond 64, New Albany 58 (B) Bay High vs. St. Stanislaus Today’s Games (G) West Jones vs. Wayne County, 1 p.m. (B) Provine vs. Callaway, 2:30 p.m. (G) Horn Lake vs. Greenville-Weston, 7 p.m. (B) Starkville vs. Meridian, 8:30 p.m.

STARKVILLE — The NCAA has ruled Mississippi State forward Renardo Sidney will have to repay $11,800 in improper benefits and sit out the remainder of this season and nine games next season if he wants to play for the Bulldogs. Sidney, a highly regarded recruit who grew up in Jackson, Miss., and played at a Los Angeles high school, received preferential treatment and improper benefits because of his talent, an NCAA statement Friday. According to a statement, he violated ethics rules by providing false or misleading statements. “Our members have made it crystal clear that student-

COLLEgE baSkETbaLL athletes who receive impermissible benefits, either directly or indirectly, and who lie to the NCAA must be held Renardo accountable,” Sidney said Kevin Lennon, vice president for academic and membership affairs. The 6-foot-10 freshman forward has been with Mississippi State all season, but has only been allowed to practice while the school and NCAA conducted an often contentious investigation.

Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury said the school will appeal the penalty. “Sid is a great kid and I’m glad we finally have a decision,” Stansbury said. “Now we can move forward with the appeal process.” Sidney attorney Don Jackson said the NCAA failed to nail the player on major accusations that his family received free housing and a loan based on Sidney’s future earnings potential, so they accused him of lying to cover up wrongdoing. Jackson said the accusation hinges on Sidney’s memory lapses of a single trip he took as a ninthgrader five years ago. The NCAA did not give specifics on the violations. “It’s like charging someone

with murder, then when you can’t convict them of murder, you turn around and convict them of speeding and charge them with perjury for saying they didn’t commit murder,” Jackson told The Associated Press. Jackson also disputes the repayment figure. The NCAA said the investigation found Sidney and his family benefited from money from a nonprofit organization — an AAU basketball team — for personal gain, including free travel and accommodations, athletic gear and training. Jackson says if Renardo Sidney Sr. took money and used it to buy food for the team’s players, but didn’t keep proof, the NCAA simply added that to the bill. “They were basically

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Shivers, Book headed to all-star game

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL Vicksburg vs. Lewisburg at Pearl Today, 11 a.m.

By Ernest Bowker

St. Al vs. Yazoo County at Florence Today, 5:30 p.m.


5 p.m. ESPN - Bruce Pearl brings his 16th-ranked Tennessee team to the Hump to battle Mississippi State.

WHO’S HOT DONYEAH MAYFIELD Vicksburg forward was selected to play in the MAC All-Star Game at Mississippi College on July 10. She averaged 15.7 points and 14.7 rebounds per game.

SIDELINES Earnhardt gets pole position at Atlanta HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. is on the pole for the first time in nearly two years. He’s hoping it will lead to Victory Lane. Earnhardt claimed the pole Friday night for the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway with a blistering speed of 192.761 mph. It will be the first time Junior has taken green at the head of a Sprint Cup field since the April 2008 race at Texas. “It’s good to be on the pole and I’m real proud of it,” Earnhardt said. “Getting a pole anywhere is good for our team. We’re so hungry to do well on Sunday.” He’s coming off a miserable season in which he failed to win a race, cracked the top 10 only five times, led a mere 146 laps in 36 races and finished 25th in the overall standings — despite racing for Hendrick


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amounts that (the Sidneys) could not prove how they had been used,” Jackson said. “But (the NCAA) could not prove they were being used improperly.” Jackson says he has not talked to the family about Sidney’s future plans, but that it’s his understanding Sidney will stay at Mississippi State and play next season when cleared. Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne said in the news release the school will continue to support Sidney. “We felt from the beginning Renardo deserves the opportunity to be both a student and athlete at Mississippi State, and this is still our belief today,” Byrne said.

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Elizabeth Joyner, curator of the USS Cairo Museum, trains for today’s Run Thru History.

Walking away from cancer Cancer survivor Joyner returns to racing from treatment By Ernest Bowker


On Saturday mornings, the world is a blur to Elizabeth Joyner. Focused on the task at hand, the 51-year-old racewalker puts one foot in front of the other and zips along at top speed. When the race is over, though, things start to slow down and come into even clearer focus. The sound of pounding feet fades and is replaced by the songs of birds. Crowded packs of walkers give way to quiet moments with her family. Joyner is a cancer survivor. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 2007, she has been cancer-free since later

that same year. She is once again pursuing many of her hobbies, including racewalking, but the experience has taught her to enjoy the finer things in life. “It makes you appreciate the little things a lot more. Before, I’d be out walking and I might not notice the birds or the flowers. Now I notice those things a lot more. And now I spend a lot more time with my son and my husband,” Joyner said. Joyner, her husband Raymond and their 17-yearold son Travis are among nearly 800 walkers and runners expected to participate in today’s Run Thru History at the Vicks-

burg Military Park. It’s a course familiar to Elizabeth Joyner, a 28-year employee at the Park and its current museum curator. Joyner worked at the Park for 21 years before finally attempting her first Run Thru History. She tackled the 5-kilometer racewalk and quickly became hooked on the sport. “It can be kind of addictive,” Joyner said with a soft laugh. “My husband said he didn’t realize I was competitive until he saw me walking.” At one race, Joyner was forced into a different kind of competition. During the 5K racewalk at the Mississippi Half-Marathon in Clinton in Janu-

ary 2007, Joyner felt a sharp pain in her side. Thinking it was just a cramp, she fought through it with some encouragement from her son and finished the race. The pain, though, persisted. A visit to the doctor revealed the colon cancer. Within a month she started a treatment regimen that included surgery and chemotherapy. “I was shocked. I thought they made a mistake,” Joyner said. “I had been in a race. I was eating right. I thought I was doing all the things I needed to do.” Fortunately, the cancer was detected early and the treatment successful. Joyner was cancer-free by See Run, Page C3.

In the distant past — say, six months ago — Tallulah Academy used to be known as a football school. Thanks to players like Jes Shivers and Katie Book, that’s starting to change. Shivers and Book, both point guards, will play in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools’ basketball allJes Shivers star games Saturday at Mississippi College. Both Shivers and Book will play for the North in the Class A all-star game. Katie The girls’ Book game starts at 11 a.m. and the boys play at 12:45 p.m. It’s a rare all-star doubleheader for Tallulah, whose boys’ basketball team won only two games in the 2008-09 season. Behind Shivers, who averaged 21.2 points, seven rebounds and three steals per game, the Trojans won 18 this season. Book averaged 14 points, six assists and three steals per game as the Lady Trojans advanced to the Class A South State tournament for the fourth consecutive season. “It’s a nice thing. I didn’t See All-Star, Page C3.

Warren Central gets split at Mid-Mississippi Classic By Ernest Bowker

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PEARL — Two things have already become apparent for Warren Central early this season. When it scores a lot of runs, it wins. When it struggles at the plate, it doesn’t win. Both ends of that spectrum were evident on Friday.

The Vikings blasted Lewisburg for 16 hits in a 19-4 victory, then managed only five hits in a 6-4 loss to McGillToolen in the second game of a Mid-Mississippi Classic doubleheader at Pearl High School. In three wins this season, Warren Central (3-3) has

scored 42 runs. In its three losses, WC has scored seven. “It just seems like it comes in bunches,” WC coach Josh Abraham said. “In the games we’ve lost, it’s like the bats just haven’t come around.” They certainly came around against Lewisburg (2-2). WC jumped on the Patriots for six runs in the bottom of

the first inning, then put the game away with an 11-run second. Jimmie Elliott went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and De Kelley was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Carlos Gonzalez and Buddy Cook also had two hits and an RBI each. Colby Key earned the victory with three innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

As the chilly night air settled in, however, the Vikings’ bats cooled off too. They never seemed able to sustain a rally against McGill-Toolen (5-3), taking themselves out of innings with bad baserunning or bad at-bats. WC had three runners caught stealing — two of them on a bizarre inning-ending double See WC, Page C3.


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AUTO RACING 8:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, pole qualifying for Atlanta 200 10 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Kobalt Tools 500 11 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Kobalt Tools 500 1 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, Atlanta 200 4 p.m. Speed - Rolex Sports Car Series, Grand Prix of Miami BOXING 8:30 p.m. HBO - WBC champion Devon Alexander (19-0-0) vs. IBF champion Juan Urango (22-2-1), for WBC/ IBF junior welterweight title GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open, third round (tape) 2 p.m. NBC - PGA Tour, The Honda Classic 5:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic (tape) GYMNASTICS Noon NBC - American Cup MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 2 p.m. WGN - Preseason, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. CBS - West Virginia at Villanova 11 a.m. ESPN - Texas A&M at Oklahoma 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Florida St. at Miami 1 p.m. CBS - Kansas at Missouri 1 p.m. ESPN - Syracuse at Louisville 1 p.m. ESPN2 - South Carolina at Vanderbilt 3 p.m. CBS - UCLA at Arizona St. 3 p.m. ESPN - Texas at Baylor 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Big South Conference, championship game 3 p.m. Versus - Wyoming at UNLV 5 p.m. ESPN - Tennessee at Mississippi St. 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Atlantic Sun Conference, championship game, teams TBA, at Macon, Ga. 5 p.m. FSN - California at Stanford 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Ohio Valley Conference, championship game 8 p.m. ESPN - North Carolina at Duke MOTORSPORTS 7 p.m. Speed - AMA Supercross (tape) RODEO 7 p.m. Versus - PBR, Built Ford Tough Invitational SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Manchester City vs. Tottenham WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Noon FSN - Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal 2:30 p.m. FSN - Atlantic Coast Conference, semifinal

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from staff & AP reports

prep baseball Port Gibson wins opener PORT GIBSON — Dominique Savage went 2-for-2 with a triple, a single and four RBIs to pace Port Gibson to a 23-7 victory over Wingfield on Friday. Deirton Simmons earned his first varsity decision on the hill for the Blue Wave Fighting Sharks (1-0).

NFL Steelers QB accused of sexual assault in Georgia MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — A 20-year-old college student accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub early Friday during a night on the town near where he owns a lake home. Police said the alleged assault occurred early Friday morning in Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. The player owns a home about 30 miles to the north on Oconee Lake.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 6 1983 — The 12-team United States Football League begins its first season with five games. 1996 — Detroit’s Chris Osgood becomes the third goalie in NHL history to score a goal, firing the puck into an empty net with 11 seconds remaining in the Red Wings’ 4-2 victory over Hartford. 2000 — Shaquille O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers scores an NBA season-high 61 points and had 23 rebounds in a 123-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. 2001 — George Mason beats North Carolina-Wilmington 35-33 in the second-lowest scoring game in the shot-clock era of NCAA basketball.

Spring Training schedule

Friday’s Games Minnesota 5, Boston 0 N.Y. Mets (ss) 7, St. Louis 3 Tampa Bay 12, N.Y. Yankees 7 Detroit 17, Houston 7 Atlanta 11, Washington 8 Toronto 14, Philadelphia 9 Florida 4, N.Y. Mets (ss) 3, 10 innings Cleveland 9, Cincinnati 2 Chicago Cubs 8, Arizona 7 San Francisco 7, Colorado (ss) 4 L.A. Dodgers 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 4, Texas 2 San Diego 9, Seattle 3 Oakland 8, Milwaukee 7 Colorado (ss) 7, L.A. Angels 5 Pittsburgh 5, Baltimore 3 Today’s Games Minnesota vs Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs Washington at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Seattle vs San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs Oakland at Phoenix, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Kansas City vs Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs Milwaukee (ss) at Phoenix, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs San Francisco (ss) at Scottsdale, Ariz., 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee (ss) vs Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 2:10 p.m.

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC Kentucky........................8-1..................................0-0 Vanderbilt......................8-1..................................0-0 Florida............................5-1..................................0-0 Georgia..........................6-3..................................0-0 South Carolina..............5-3..................................0-0 Tennessee.....................5-2..................................0-0


Team Overall SEC Alabama........................7-0..................................0-0 LSU................................8-1..................................0-0 Ole Miss.......................8-1..................................0-0 Arkansas........................6-1..................................0-0 Auburn...........................6-2..................................0-0 Mississippi St..............5-3..................................0-0 Friday’s Games Alabama 6, Charleston 2 Florida State 12, Georgia 1 Brown 8, LSU 7 Kentucky 6, San Diego 0 Clemson 4, South Carolina 3 Vanderbilt 7, Kent State 1 Mississippi State 10, SE Missouri 7 Ole Miss 6, Tulane 4 Today’s Games Ole Miss at Tulane, 1 p.m Clemson at South Carolina, 1 p.m. Michigan State at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m. Arkansas at California, 2 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Auburn, 2 p.m. Kentucky vs. Monmouth, 3 p.m. Illinois State at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. Binghamton at Tennessee, 4 p.m. Georgia at Florida State, 5 p.m. Pepperdine at LSU, 6 p.m. Florida at Miami (Fla.), 6 p.m Alabama at Charleston, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Brown at LSU, 11 a.m. Ole Miss at Tulane, Noon Georgia at Florida State, Noon Miami (Ohio) at Auburn, Noon Michigan State at Mississippi State, 1:30 p.m. Florida at Miami (Fla.), 2 p.m. Arkansas at California, 2 p.m. Kennesaw State at Tennessee, 3 p.m. Indiana at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA UAB...............................5-2..................................0-0 Central Florida...............7-3..................................0-0 Southern Miss.............6-3..................................0-0 East Carolina.................5-3..................................0-0 Tulane............................5-4..................................0-0 Rice...............................5-5..................................0-0 Marshall.........................4-4..................................0-0 Houston.........................3-5..................................0-0 Memphis........................2-6..................................0-0 Friday’s Games UAB 9, Eastern Illinois 2 East Carolina 7, Illinois 5 Oakland 6, Memphis 4 Houston 3, Missouri 0 Texas 2, Rice 1 Central Michigan 11, UCF 5 Georgia Southern 9, Marshall 1 Southern Miss 4, Louisiana-Lafayette 0 Ole Miss 6, Tulane 4 Today’s Games Marshall at Georgia Southern, 1:30 p.m. West Virginia at (14) East Carolina, 2 p.m. Oakland at Memphis, 2 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana-Lafayette, 2 p.m. Ole Miss at Tulane, 2 p.m. Eastern Illinois at UAB, 2 p.m. Central Michigan at UCF, 3 p.m. Texas vs. Houston, 3:30 p.m. Rice vs. Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Today Michigan St. at Mississipppi St., 11 a.m. Mississippi College at Schreiner, Noon (DH) Jackson St. at Florida A&M, Noon Austin College at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Spring Hill at Belhaven, 1 p.m. (DH) Loyola-N.O. at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. (DH) Alcorn St. at North Florida, 1 p.m. West Florida at Delta St., 1 p.m. Mobile at William Carey, 1 p.m. (DH) Ole Miss at Tulane, 2 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana-Lafayette, 2 p.m. SE Missouri St. at Mississippi St., 2:30 p.m. Alcorn vs. James Madison, at Jacksonville, 4 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Louisiana-Monroe, 4 p.m. Sunday Alcorn St. at North Florida, 11 a.m. Ole Miss at Tulane, 1 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Louisiana-Monroe, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana-Lafayette, 1 p.m. Austin College at Millsaps, 1 p.m. West Florida at Delta St., 2 p.m. Michigan St. at Mississipppi St., 2:30 p.m.

prep baseball WARREN CENTRAL 19, LEWISBURG 4

Lewisburg....................................000 4 0 — 4 6 3 Warren Central..................6(11)1 1x — 19 16 0 WP-Colby Key. 2B-De Kelley (WC), Carlos Gonzalez (WC), Dylan Castoria (L). Multiple hits-Jimmie Elliott (WC) 2, Kelley (WC) 2, Gonzalez (WC) 2, Buddy Cook (WC) 2, Max Wade (L) 2.

MCGILL-TOOLEN 6, WARREN CENTRAL 4 McGill-Toolen............... 300 111 0 — 6 8 1 Warren Central............. 030 010 0 — 4 5 2 WP-Will Franklin (2-1). LP-Blake Jobe (0-1). S-Toby Thomas. 2B-Michael Radoslovich (MT), Franklin (MT), Thomas (MT), Carlos Gonzales (WC), Jimmie Elliott (WC). HR-Matthew Wojciechowski (MT). Multiple hits-Radoslovich (MT) 2, Wojciechowski (MT) 2.

EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division L 21 28 39 40 55

Pct GB .650 — .533 7 .361 17 1/2 .344 18 1/2 .098 33 1/2

Southeast Division

W Orlando..........................43 Atlanta...........................40 Miami.............................31 Charlotte........................29 Washington....................21

L 20 21 31 31 38

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................49 Milwaukee......................32 Chicago.........................31 Detroit............................21 Indiana...........................20

L 14 29 30 41 42

Pct GB .683 — .656 2 .500 11 1/2 .483 12 1/2 .356 20 Pct GB .778 — .525 16 .508 17 .339 27 1/2 .323 28 1/2


W Dallas.............................42 San Antonio...................34 Memphis........................32 New Orleans.................31 Houston.........................30

L 21 24 30 31 30

Pct GB .667 — .586 5 1/2 .516 9 1/2 .500 10 1/2 .500 10 1/2

Northwest Division

W Denver...........................41 Utah...............................39 Oklahoma City...............36 Portland.........................37 Minnesota......................14

L 21 22 24 27 48

Pct .661 .639 .600 .578 .226

GB — 1 1/2 4 5 27

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB L.A. Lakers....................46 17 .730 — Phoenix..........................39 25 .609 7 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................25 36 .410 20 Sacramento...................21 41 .339 24 1/2 Golden State.................17 44 .279 28 ——— Friday’s Games Charlotte 98, L.A. Lakers 83 Milwaukee 102, Washington 74 Cleveland 99, Detroit 92 Toronto 102, New York 96 Boston 96, Philadelphia 86 Atlanta 127, Golden State 122 Orlando 97, New Jersey 87 Dallas 108, Sacramento 100 Denver 122, Indiana 114 New Orleans at San Antonio, (n) Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, (n) Saturday’s Games Golden State at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Miami, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Memphis, 7 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 8 p.m. Indiana at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Toronto, 11 a.m. L.A. Lakers at Orlando, 1:30 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 6 p.m. Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball Top 25 Fared Thursday 1. Syracuse (28-2) did not play. Next: at Louisville, Today. 2. Kansas (28-2) did not play. Next: at Missouri, Today. 3. Kentucky (28-2) did not play. Next: vs. Florida, Sunday. 4. Duke (25-5) did not play. Next: vs. North Carolina, Today. 5. Kansas State (24-5) did not play. Next: vs. Iowa State, Today. 6. Ohio State (24-7) did not play. Next: Big Ten quarterfinals, Friday, March 12. 7. Purdue (25-4) did not play. Next: at Penn State, Today. 8. New Mexico (28-3) did not play. Next: Mountain West quarterfinals, Thursday. 9. Villanova (24-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 10 West Virginia, Today. 10. West Virginia (23-6) did not play. Next: at No. 9 Villanova, Today. 11. Michigan State (23-7) beat Penn State 67-65. Next: vs. Michigan, Sunday. 12. Butler (26-4) did not play. Next: Horizon League semifinals, Today. 13. Vanderbilt (23-6) did not play. Next: vs. South Carolina, Today. 14. BYU (27-4) did not play. Next: at TCU, Today. 15. Wisconsin (22-7) did not play. Next: at Illinois, Sunday. 16. Tennessee (22-7) did not play. Next: at Mississippi State, Today. 17. Pittsburgh (22-7) vs. Providence. Next: vs. Rutgers, Today. 18. Gonzaga (25-5) did not play. Next: WCC semifinals, Sunday. 19. Georgetown (19-9) did not play. Next: vs. Cincinnati, Today. 20. Temple (25-5) did not play. Next: vs. George Washington, Today. 21. Baylor (23-6) did not play. Next: vs. Texas, Today. 22. Maryland (22-7) did not play. Next: at Virginia, Today. 23. Texas A&M (21-8) did not play. Next: at Oklahoma, Today. 24. UTEP (23-5) did not play. Next: vs. UAB, Today. 25. Xavier (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. St. Bonaventure, Today.

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SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East Conference W L PCT Kentucky............. 13 2 .867 Vanderbilt........... 12 3 .800 Tennessee.......... 10 5 .667 Florida................. 9 6 .600 South Carolina... 5 10 .333 Georgia............... 5 10 .333

All Games W L 28 2 23 6 22 7 20 10 14 15 13 15


PCT .933 .793 .759 .667 .483 .464


nba W Boston...........................39 Toronto..........................32 Philadelphia...................22 New York.......................21 New Jersey...................6

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Conference All Games W L PCT W L Mississippi St... 9 6 .600 21 9 Ole Miss............ 8 7 .533 20 9 Arkansas............. 7 8 .467 14 16 Auburn................ 6 9 .400 15 15 Alabama............. 5 10 .333 15 14 LSU..................... 1 14 .067 10 19 ——— Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Auburn at Alabama, 12:30 p.m. South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Mississippi at Arkansas, 3 p.m. Georgia at LSU, 4 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 5 p.m. Sunday’s Games Florida at Kentucky, 11 a.m. ———

PCT .700 .690 .467 .500 .517 .345

Southeastern Conference Tournament

At Gwinnett Center Arena Duluth, Ga.

CONFERENCE USA Conference All Games W L PCT W L UTEP.................. 14 1 .933 23 5 Memphis............. 12 3 .800 22 8 UAB.................... 11 4 .733 23 6 Marshall.............. 10 5 .667 22 8 Tulsa................... 10 5 .667 21 9 Southern Miss.. 7 8 .467 17 12 Houston.............. 7 8 .467 15 14 SMU.................... 7 8 .467 14 15 UCF.................... 5 10 .333 13 16 East Carolina...... 4 11 .267 10 19 Tulane................. 2 13 .133 7 21 Rice.................... 1 14 .067 8 21 ——— Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tulsa at Memphis, Noon UCF at Rice, 2 p.m. Southern Miss. at East Carolina, 6 p.m. Houston at Tulane, 7 p.m. Marshall at SMU, 7 p.m. UAB at UTEP, 8:05 p.m. ———

PCT .821 .733 .793 .733 .700 .586 .517 .483 .448 .345 .250 .276

PCT .621 .483 .536 .571 .483 .290 .400 .240 .172 .033

Friday 1. Connecticut (30-0) did not play. Next: vs. Providence or Syracuse, Sunday. 2. Stanford (27-1) did not play. Next: at California, Today. 3. Nebraska (28-0) did not play. Next: at Kansas State, Today. 4. Tennessee (28-2) beat Ole Miss 76-51. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Today. 5. Xavier (24-3) did not play. Next: vs. Richmond, Today. 6. Notre Dame (25-4) did not play. Next: vs. Louisville, Today. 7. West Virginia (26-4) did not play. Next: vs. DePaul or Marquette, Sunday. 8. Florida State (25-5) lost to Boston College 67-60. Next: TBA. 9. Duke (25-5) beat Maryland 66-64. Next: vs. Georgia Tech, Today. 10. Ohio State (28-4) beat Illinois 66-55. Next: vs. Wisconsin, Today. 11. Oklahoma (20-9) did not play. Next: vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State, Sunday. 12. Georgetown (25-5) did not play. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Sunday. 13. Iowa State (22-6) did not play. Next: vs. Colorado, Today. 14. Baylor (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. No. 18 Texas, Sunday. 15. Texas A&M (21-7) did not play. Next: at Kansas, Today. 16. St. John’s (24-5) did not play. Next: vs. No. 6 Notre Dame or Louisville, Sunday. 17. Gonzaga (25-4) did not play. Next: vs. Portland or Santa Clara, Sunday. 18. Texas (20-9) did not play. Next: at No. 14 Baylor, Sunday. 19. Kentucky (24-6) beat Auburn 65-54. Next: vs. Mississippi State, Today. 20. Oklahoma State (20-8) did not play. Next: at No. 11 Oklahoma, Sunday. 21. LSU (20-9) lost to Vanderbilt 63-61. Next: TBA. 22. Georgia (23-8) lost to Mississippi State 67-52. Next: TBA. 23. Hartford (26-3) beat New Hampshire 68-35. Next: vs. Stony Brook, Sunday. 24. Virginia (21-9) lost to N.C. State 66-59. Next: TBA. 25. Michigan State (22-8) beat Michigan 61-50. Next: vs. Iowa, Today.


SOUTH Boston College 67, Florida St. 60 Charleston Southern 53, Presbyterian 41 Gardner-Webb 74, Coastal Carolina 68 Georgia Tech 52, Wake Forest 45 Liberty 66, Radford 33 N.C. State 66, Virginia 59 Winthrop 73, UNC Asheville 66


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Women’s Top 25 Fared

Brown 74, Cornell 58 Columbia 64, Yale 47 Harvard 55, Penn 52 Princeton 64, Dartmouth 43


Thursday’s Games Tennessee 76, Ole Miss 51 Kentucky 65, Auburn, 54 Vanderbilt 63, LSU 61 Mississippi State 67, Georgia 52


women’s basketball

Friday’s Scores

First Round

Thursday’s Games Auburn 74, Florida 61 Georgia 73, Alabama 66 Ole Miss 64, South Carolina 63 Vanderbilt 65, Arkansas 64, OT

Today’s Games Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt, 2:30 p.m. Kentucky vs. Mississippi State, 5 p.m.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference All Games W L PCT W L Jackson St........ 16 1 .941 18 11 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 14 4 .778 14 15 Alabama St......... 12 5 .706 15 13 Prairie View........ 11 6 .647 16 12 Texas Southern.. 10 7 .588 14 15 MVSU................. 8 10 .444 9 22 Alabama A&M.... 7 10 .412 10 15 Grambling St...... 4 13 .235 6 19 Southern U......... 3 14 .176 5 24 Alcorn St........... 1 16 .059 1 29 ——— Friday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Texas Southern at Southern U., 4 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama St., 5 p.m. Grambling St. at Alabama A&M, 6 p.m. Prairie View at Alcorn St., 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

Atlantic 10 Conference First Round Duquesne 61, George Washington 58, OT Richmond 54, Massachusetts 47 Saint Joseph’s 76, Fordham 62 St. Bonaventure 71, Saint Louis 59 Atlantic Coast Conference Quarterfinals Duke 66, Maryland 64 Atlantic Sun Conference Semifinals ETSU 77, Belmont 63 North Florida 50, Jacksonville 46 Big East Conference First Round Cincinnati 63, South Florida 51 Louisville 79, Pittsburgh 71 Marquette 53, Villanova 49 Syracuse 65, Seton Hall 42 Big Ten Conference Quarterfinals Iowa 82, Penn St. 75 Michigan St. 61, Michigan 50 Ohio St. 66, Illinois 55 Wisconsin 73, Purdue 51 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Semifinals Xavier, NO 71, Tougaloo 54

After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 192.761. 2. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 192.28. 3. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 192.106. 4. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 191.814. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 191.774. 6. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 191.688. 7. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 191.549. 8. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 191.436. 9. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 191.186. 10. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 191.087. 11. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 191.054. 12. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 190.935. 13. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.85. 14. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 190.791. 15. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 190.692. 16. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 190.64. 17. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 190.574. 18. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.561. 19. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 190.548. 20. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 190.424. 21. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 190.267. 22. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.221. 23. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 189.987. 24. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.915. 25. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 189.857. 26. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 189.798. 27. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 189.59. 28. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 189.571. 29. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 189.189. 30. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 189.144. 31. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 189.112. 32. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 189.079. 33. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 189.06. 34. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 189.021. 35. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 189.015. 36. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 188.97. 37. (38) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.341. 38. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 187.958. 39. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 186.403. 40. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 41. (37) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 42. (26) Boris Said, Ford, Owner Points. 43. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 188.758.

Failed to Qualify 44. (09) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 188.066. 45. (46) Terry Cook, Dodge, 186.121. 46. (90) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 187.678.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-7-8 La. Pick 4: 9-4-48 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-3-9 La. Pick 4: 8-9-8-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-3 La. Pick 4: 0-2-6-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-0 La. Pick 4: 7-0-4-7 Easy 5: 03-06-07-19-31 La. Lotto: 01-05-06-14-18-21 Powerball: 7-9-14-45-49 Powerball: 23; Power Play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-4 La. Pick 4: 0-1-6-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-7 La. Pick 4: 2-7-3-9 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

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Vicksburg gets clutch effort in win over Cullman Lady Bulldogs move on; B RA N D O N — Ju st i n Pettway’s pickoff and Lamar Anthony’s catch in deep center field preserved Vicksburg’s dramatic 12-11 upset of Alabama baseball powerhouse Cullman Friday night in the Mid-Mississippi Classic. Pettway came in relief with Vicksburg’s 12-8 seventhinning lead down to two and with runners on first and third. He then picked off Keegan Thompson for the second out and got cleanup man Ben Moore to fly out to Anthony in center. “Great win and that’s against one of the best teams we’ll play all season,” VHS coach Jamie Creel said. “They say the 31 move doesn’t work, but Pettway

prep basebalL showed that it can. Then their kid hits an oh-no ball, but Anthony got the catch,” Creel said. The Gators got four RBIs from Taylor Brocato off two doubles and a sac fly while Jacob Thomas knocked in three off two hits and a fielder’s choice. Anthony walked three times, had a double and scored three runs. Vicksburg jumped out to a 6-1 lead thanks to three doubles, four walks and a balk against Cullman starter Jesse Thomas, who lasted just two innings. The Gators got three runs in the first and three in the second. Lamar Anthony led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a Thomas balk. With two on, Taylor Brocato hit the first

of two doubles with a blast to right-center to score Keaton Jones. Jacob Thomas, who went to third on Brocato’s double, scored on Clyde Kendrick’s fielders choice for a 3-0 lead. In the Gator second, Anthony doubled to put two on. A walk to Jones loaded the bases and then Jacob Thomas brought in Cameron Cooksey on a ground out to second for a 4-1 lead. Brocato followed with his second double to score Anthony and Thomas for a 6-1 edge. Cullman bounced back with three runs in the bottom of the second off four hits and an error. Vicksburg got his third, three-run inning in the fourth. Three straight walks by reliever Colton Holmes set up the rally. Jacob Thomas sin-

gled up the middle to score Anthony and Thomas Clay. Brocato got his fourth RBI on a fly out to right to drive in Jones for a 9-4 lead. Down 10-4, Cullman struck for four runs against Vicksburg reliever Justin Mills. Waddell came in and gave up a double but then retired eight of the next nine, including three straight strikeouts to end the fifth.

St. Al 10, Magee 6 Stephen Evans earned his second win of the season and he got plenty of run support in the Mid-Mississippi Classic. Brendan Beesley had three singles. Justin Rushing doubled twice. Reed Evans doubled and singled. Blake Haygood and Stephen Evans added two singles apiece.

Riverside overcomes furious St. Al rally From staff reports St. Aloysius mounted a furious rally in the seventh inning from a five-run deficit, but fell short in extra innings 15-13 to Riverside on Friday at Bazinsky Park. The Lady Flashes were down 3-2 in the fourth and mounted what would be the first of several big rallies. Taylor Ann Hasty had an RBI single and wild pitches and passed balls accounted for the rest as the Lady Flashes put four on the board to grab a 6-3 lead. But in the fifth, Riverside struck back. Lindsey Summers had an RBI groundout and a wild pitch accounted for another run as Riverside cut the lead to 6-5. In the bottom of the fifth, Sara Howington drove in an insurance run to put St. Al up 7-5. In the sixth, Riverside batters touched up Hasty, who came on in relief of starter Grace Franco, and the visitors took back the lead at 12-7. It would only set the stage for an unbelievable rally. Howington led off the frame with a single, Franco followed with another to set the table for Haley Heggins, who drove in a run off a double. Hasty drove in a run off a single,

Lady Rebels fall at SEC

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Mississippi State pulled ahead with a 14-4 second-half run and beat No. 22 Georgia 67-52 on Friday night to move closer to its first Southeastern Conference tournament title. Alexis Rack had 14 points to lead five players in double figures for Mississippi State (19-11), which will play No. 19 Kentucky in Saturday night’s second semifinal game. No. 4 Tennessee will face Vanderbilt in the first semifinal. Mississippi State has advanced to only one SEC tournament championship game, falling to Tennessee in the 2000 final. Georgia (23-8) was the second straight ranked team to fall in the tournament, following Vanderbilt’s win over No. 21 LSU earlier on Friday. Mary Kathryn Govero had 13 points, Armelie Lumanu and

Connor Powers’ three-run walk-off home run lifted Mississippi State past Southeast Missouri 10-7 in the second contest of the 2010 MSU BankFirst Baseball Challenge Friday. The Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak by winning in their final at-bat for a third time this season. Ironically, it is the second time this year MSU closed business with a Powers’ home run. MSU improved to 5-3, while Southeast Missouri lost both games in Friday’s tournament play to fall to 4-5. Greg Houston (2-0) pitched the final 21⁄3 innings to earn

the end of 2007 and has not had a relapse. Her ordeal also had an unusual benefit — it encouraged several family members and friends to have colonoscopies. Some of them had treatable polyps detected. “Colon cancer is treatable and curable if it’s caught early. They normally tell you to wait until you’re 50 and I was 47 when it came,” Joyner said. “That convinced a lot of people I work with to get checked. We gave them a lot of business from the Park.” It took Joyner a while to get back into racewalking. Her first race back was the Over the River Run in Octo-

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St. Aloysius third baseman Mallory McGuffee, left, tags Riverside’s April Ray as she slides into third base Friday at Bazinsky Park.

prep softball while bases-loaded walks, an error and some wild pitches accounted for the rest as the Lady Flashes tied the contest

at 12 all. In the extra frame, Riverside (3-0) took advantage of the international tiebreaker rule and scored the go-ahead runs off errors and got another one

college baseball the win. MSU finished with seven hits. Cody Freeman had a team-best three hits, while Powers had two hits and matched a career-high with six RBIs.

pace the Ole Miss offense. Yarbrough powered a twoRBI single to right field in the second inning to give the Rebels the early lead, while Hamblin hit a three-run shot to left field to pad the Ole Miss advantage in a game where every run was critical.

Ole Miss 6, Tulane 4

USM 4, La.-Lafayette 0

The Rebels used an allaround performance to pick up a win on Friday night, using gusty pitches, timely hitting and web gems on defense to propel Ole Miss to a win over Tulane (5-4). Alex Yarbrough and Miles Hamblin came up with big hits for the Rebels (8-1) to

Todd McInnis threw eight shutout innings as Southern Miss defeated LouisianaLafayette. McInnis picked up his second win of the season by throwing eight shutout innings, while allowing only four singles and striking out seven ULL (5-3) hitters.

WC Continued from Page C1. play in the first — and was just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position. “We kind of hit the ball well. We just didn’t get the timely hitting like we got in the first game,” said Gonzalez, who doubled and scored a run against McGill-Toolen. “We just didn’t come out swinging. We knew they

were going to have one big inning and that came in the first inning.” WC’s only clutch hit came in the third inning when Josh Stuckey delivered a two-run single to center to tie the game at 3. McGillToolen regained the lead in the top of the fourth when courtesy runner Bent-

ley Evans stole third and scored on a throwing error. Michael Radoslovich added an RBI single in the fifth and in the sixth Matthew Wojciechowski banged a solo home run off the scoreboard in right center to put the Jackets up 6-4.

Tenn. 76, Ole Miss 51 Alyssia Brewer scored 21 points, Alicia Manning had 14 points with a career-high 14 rebounds, and No. 4 Tennessee beat Ole Miss in the second round of the SEC tournament on Friday. Bianca Thomas scored 15 points for Ole Miss (17-14), which has dropped two of three and nine of 12 overall.

off an RBI single by Emily Johnson to go up 15-12 . The Lady Flashes loaded the bases in the bottom half of the eighth, but could only get one across.

Continued from Page C1. becoming old hat for Shivers. He was also selected to play in December’s MAIS football all-star game. Although he figured to be selected for that one after leading the Trojans to a second consecutive playoff appearance as their quarterback, getting the nod in basketball wasn’t a goal at

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Paxton King worked the ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out three. Taylor Walker led the offensive attack for Southern Miss with three hits, two RBI and a run scored. B.A. Vollmuth added in two hits and Travis Graves scored two runs.


ber 2008. Last month she finished first overall at the 5K Bob Coleman Winter Run in Clinton. Although she still enjoys the competition, just getting out and walking has taken on a new dimension. “It’s like therapy to get out there and walk and listen to the birds. A lot of it is quiet time for me, too. Just clear your mind and take a deep breath,” she said. “I guess I was taking things for granted. I try to appreciate things more like nature and family and friends. We should try to take advantage of our opportunities to spend time with them.”

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the start of the season. Right up until the selections were announced, Shivers thought his teammate John Robert Fortenberry would be picked over him. Both players contributed mightily to Tallulah’s turnaround.


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All-Star set out to do it and it was a surprise when it happened,” Book, a four-year starter, said of the all-star selection. “It was a good group that came along. We played together since the fourth or fifth grade and we had good chemistry.” The all-star experience is

Tysheka Grimes each had 12 and Chanel Mokango added 11 for Mississippi State. Meredith Mitchell led Georgia with 15 points. Jasmine James had 10 points while making only 4 of 17 shots from the field. Ashley Houts made only 3 of 12 shots for 9 points.

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We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

01. Legals LEGAL NOTICE FY 2009 MS American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) The MS Division of Public Safety Planning, Office of Justice Programs is announcing the release of Requests for Proposals (RFP) under the FY 2009 MS American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)/ Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG). Applications should focus on job creation and job retention and efforts to hire and retain criminal justice and law enforcement personnel that will support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on local needs and conditions. Local units of Government (city & county), communitybased organizations, nonprofit organizations and faithbased organizations are encouraged to request an (RFP) for the following programs: Community Crime Prevention Alternatives to Juvenile Detention Juvenile Mentoring Programs Multi-jurisdictional Narcotic Task Force Requests for Proposals (RFP) should be faxed to 601-987-4154 and/or emailed to for the program that your organization would like to receive. The deadline for request is March 23, 2010. For additional information, please contact Eddie Anthony at 601-362-3528 or Melinda Padfield at 601-3623544 with the Division of Public Safety Planning, Office of Justice Programs, 3750 I-55 North Frontage Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Publish: 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14(6t)

02. Public Service FREE TO GOOD home, Dapple Dachshund. 8 months old, shots, wormed, needs lots of love! 601-6185005, leave message. FREE TO GOOD HOMES! Mixed breed puppies, born January 13th. Will be 40-50 pounds when grown. 601629-4371. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation. NEEDS GOOD HOME. Male German Shepherd, about 1 year old, shots. Call 601-415-4073 or 601-4154021. TAX REFUND TIME is near! Fast IRS Electronic Filing, let WWISCAA do it! FREE! Begins Tuesday, January 19, 2010, MondayFriday, 10am-6pm, Saturdays by appointment 9am1pm. Call 601-638-2474, 2022 Cherry Street.

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Monday 5 p.m., Tuesday 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

05. Notices ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

Classified Display Deadlines Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

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KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

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DIRECTOR OF NURSING • Must be an RN • Plans, Organizes, Directs Nursing Staff • Strong Multi-task Abilities • Strong people skills

come GIVE OUR TEAM A LOOK Competitive Salary and Benefit Package Apply in person to: Administrator 3103 Wisconsin Ave. • Vicksburg, MS Phone: 601-638-1514 Fax: 601-638-8738

Funeral Prearrangement Agent Highly respected, independent local funeral home seeks exceptional individual. Are you energetic, caring and honest; willing to work hard? Life insurance, license REQUIRED.

Please call 1-800-723-3542 ext. 687 or e-mail resume to:

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. If you have the right skills please apply NOW, as interviews have already started. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

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DENTAL RECEPTIONIST/BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT Established Dental Practice is seeking a receptionist/ business office assistant to help enhance patient care while having fun in a fast paced, but relaxed atmosphere. Prior dental office experience or training is a plus. Salary range $10$18/hr with benefits. Resumes should be sealed in a brown legal-sized envelope marked “ATTENTION: Administrator� and delivered in person to: 1201 Mission Park Vicksburg MS between 8am and 5pm Monday-Thursday No Phone Calls!

Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223

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BETHLEHEM BETHELEM MB MB CHURCH, CHURCH, Edwards, MS is seeking a Holy Ghost filled pianist. Male or female with ability to usher as well as lead others to usher God's presence through praise and worship. Interested candidates are asked to contact: Theresa Bell 601-405-9001, Jackie Stewart 601-479-7390 or Venetta Taylor 601-3720049.


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Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm For more information contact Brooke Lott or Robyn Montgomery (601)-636-1448 ext. 2126 EOE

07. Help Wanted CDL- Class A driver needed for local company 5 yrs. exp. required in: Flat, Low-boy, Dump trailers & Belly dump trailers, Heavy equipment: loading, hauling & operation, Welding & Mechanics. Send resumes to: P.O. Box 821238, Vicksburg, MS 39182.


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Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player.

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The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. If you have the right skills please apply NOW, as interviews have already started. Send resumes to: Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

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(2 Positions) The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years+ experience in a manufacturing setting and the demonstrated ability to perform maintenance on hydraulic/pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, setup on a variety of production equipment including troubleshoot drives/controllers, PLC logic, repair circuits, industrial wiring and building maintenance. Stick and tig welding a plus.

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Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg LLC “Every Day of Life Counts� We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an energetic individual.

INSURANCE BILLER Looking for individual with medical billing experience. Medicare and Medicaid a plus. Must be professional and self-motivated. Please fax to 601-636-4986. Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986 What are your dreams?� EOE

Lifting, climbing and continuous mental and visual attention required. The positions support 24/7 manufacturing operation and require split shift hours one week per month. The candidate must have a High School Diploma or two year technical degree and or High School Diploma with technical certification. Send resumes to:

FOAM PACKAGING, INC. P.O. Box 1075, Vicksburg, MS 39181 or Fax: 601-636-2655 Apply in person ONLY on Wednesdays 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm until positions are closed No telephone inquires EOE M/F/H/V

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14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,


Please have your pets spayed and neutered. Horseback Birthday Parties

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988

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NEEDED LICENSED Physical Therapist, in Vicksburg. $100.000 annually, production bonus, benefits package. Vacation, medical, long term disability, malpractice insurance, tuition reimbursement plan. Fax resume to: 601-661-8457.

NEEDED: CARPENTERS AND Laborers for housing project. Call Andy with CCI 601-382-6229, Monday- Friday 8am-3pm. We are EOE.

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

OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the Vicksburg area, full time. Master's degree in Social Services required. Mental health experience preferred. Crisis experience a plus. Some traveling required. Send resumes to: Brentwood Behavioral HealthCare of MS. Fax to: 601-936-7864 or email to: PI&I MOTOR EXPRESS is currently hiring Flat Bed drivers. Starting pay is 26%, after 6 months 27%, and after an additional 6 months 28%. Job offers many benefits, including weekends off. Please call Kaisha 601-878-5395.

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


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13. Situations Wanted I AM AN experienced care giver ready to sit with your loved one. 601-8310580, 601-421-0502.

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SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED. ASE or GM training required. 5 day work week, Insurance and vacation provided. Contact Bob Anderson 601-638-1252.


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17. Wanted To Buy $ CASH TODAY I buy junk cars, trucks and vans. Call 601-631-4346. CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727. WANTED! Vicksburg High School yearbooks from (1966 to 1968). Call 662-455-2271.

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FOR SALE! Blueberry plants. $5 each. Call 601529-5150. FOR SALE! Washer and dryer, good condition, $125 each. Refrigerator, $125. Call 601-218-4867. FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429. INFANT CAR SEAT, baby swing, bassinet and high chair. Children's winter coats, clothing and shoes. School uniforms and easter dresses also available. All sizes. Very low prices. Call 601-630-7232 JAMIS MOUNTAIN BIKE, 21 speed and stationary stand $400.Thule 7� Cascade XT car top carrier $200. Callaway left handed golf clubs $400. Snowbear tilting utility trailer $400. Horizon T83 walker-jogger $800. All like new 3-6 years old with little to no use and many accessories with each. Call 601-415-5108.



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ELECTRIC STOVE, brand new, $300 negotiable. Call 601-218-3037.

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1105 FREETOWN ROAD. Saturday 7:30am-1pm. Baby furniture, car seats, clothes, shoes, dryer, dishwasher, electric stove and more!

4625 HALLS FERRY Road, 7am-1pm, household items, clothing, knick knacks, shoes, purses, etcetera.

1113 and 1118 RIVERBEND ROAD. Openwood. Saturday 7am- until. No early birds. Too much to list!

6 MARION BRAGG Drive, Saturday 6am-12 Noon. Furniture, household items, some clothes, whatnots, lots of extras.

85 LAWLAND ROAD, off Jeff Davis Road. Saturday, 7am- until. Most all size clothing just 50¢ and $1, double baby stroller, lots of miscellaneous. Call 601629-9873.

145 LAKESIDE DRIVE. Lake Park. Saturday 7amuntil. All size clothing and shoes, household items, toys, miscellaneous items!

600 GRANGE HALL ROAD. Saturday 7am-2pm. Children's clothes, whatnots, movies, much more.

3 FRONT ROYAL STREET. Off Fisher Ferry Road past Moose Lodge. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Bedroom set, baby clothes and items, toys, books, mens Polos, computer, and lots more. 30 BIRKDALE CIRCLE, off Pebble Beach. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. An awesome 4 family garage sale! Purses, shoes, clothes of all sizes, furniture, electronics, gas heater, exercise equipment, remote controlled vehicles, motorcycle helmet, and much more.

401 CAIN RIDGE ROAD, Saturday 6am- until. Early birds welcome. Furniture, odds and ends. 1991 Ford Taurus, needs transmission.

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FLEA MARKET Saturday, 8am-5pm, 1110 Vanderbilt Street , off Clay Street, food, new/ used clothing, gifts, jewelry, one-of-akind items. Spaces available! 601-218-2434.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

HOUSE SOLD! Everything must go! Friday 7am-until, Saturday 7am-11am. 317 Linda Street. Baby clothes, table, China cabinet and more! HUGE YARD SALE! 615 Tucker Road, Saturday 7am1pm. Boys clothes sizes 316, full size iron bed frame, round table with 4 chairs, dishes, odds and ends. SIDE WALK SALE at Helen's Florest, 1103 Mission Park Drive, Friday, 9am5pm, Saturday, 9am-12 noon. Register for free bouquett.

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Candidates who submitted an application more than 90 days ago should complete a new application. If you want to be part of the excitement and are an experienced customer service professional, download an application at and click on “work for us� or stop by our Human Resources office at 200 Warrenton Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 (next to Waffle House & Days Inn) Monday-Friday 9:00am–4:00 pm

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Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on

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BABY CHICKENS. Ready soon. $1.50 each. Looking for Hen Turkeys. 318-552-3314.


43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens

FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department.

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22 INCH CHROME wheels and tires. Like new. $1300. 601-218-4531.

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SIDE WALK SALE, Christian Books & More, 2480 South Frontage Road, Suite G, Saturday, 7am-10am, odds and ends, lots of good stuff!

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J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-618-0407

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

26. For Rent Or Lease OFFICE SUITE NEAR CORPS Museum. Kitchenette, shower, Wi-Fi, parking, 600 square feet. $495. 601-529-6093.


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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 16X60 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, two 12x60 porches. No pets. $200 deposit, $550 monthly. 601-631-1942.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 121 IMPALA. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. All offers will be considered! Ward Real Estate, 601-634-6898. 1998 16X80. AS is$13,900, repaired- $15,900, big tub, isle kitchen, setup included. Darren, 228-6693505. 2005 16x80, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Laundry room/ pantry. Call for details. 601636-7661. 28X60. 4 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. $28,000 setup cash price $4000 plus land deed, will owner finance. Darren, 228-669-3505. 28X60. 4 BEDROOMS, 2.5 baths, $38,500 setup, air, new carpet, new linoleum, fireplace. The works! Darren, 228-6693505. 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. 32X80. 4 BEDROOMS, 2 baths, big tub, huge rooms, all new appliances. $39,900 setup. Darren, 228-6693505.

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COMPLETELY FURNISHED CORPORATE APARTMENT All utilities paid, laundry room provided, 1 bedroom. $900 monthly. Studio apartment $750. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.

TAKING APPLICATIONS!! 3 bedrooms. $450. Also 4 bedrooms, $500 monthly. Refrigerator and stove furnished. $200 deposit for both. Call 601-634-8290

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33. Commercial Property Thinking of buying land? Check Out OUR Listings! Danny Rice/Broker 601-529-2847 • 601-638-2236 Charlie Donald, 601-668-8027 Investors Realty Group, Inc.

NOW LEASING! 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Magnolia Commons of Vicksburg, off Highway 61 South. 601-619-6821.



OWNER FINANCE- NO credit check! $5000 down$775 monthly. Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 2 acres. 601-941-2952, 601-7202106.

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

2007 RANGER FISH-N-PLAY Reata. 18 foot, loaded, 150 horse power Yamaha outboard, like new condition. $25,500. 601-415-4295.

BACK HOE WORK Drains, tree removal, septic tanks. Free estimate! Contact Herman Thomas Call 601-456-6154 or 601218-6176 .

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107,

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CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $650 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191.

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4909 OAK RIDGE ROAD Completely rebuilt, approximately 1100 square feet, hardwood, ceramic floors, 2 car carport, all appliances included, 1 acre. Asking $110,000. 601-8312073 or 601-638-0927.

4022 HIGHWAY 27. Owner financing. 3 bedroom, 2 bath new home. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

2000 JAYCO DESIGNER fifth wheel, 3030. Good condition. $10,500. 601-5290324.

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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 Broker, GRI

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

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34. Houses For Sale 1019 FAYETTE STREET. Owner financing. 2 bedroom, 1 bath home. Ward Real Estate. 601-634-6898. 113 NORTH DRIVE. Purchase this home by April 30, and receive your $8000 tax credit for first time home buyers. Features include 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large eat-in kitchen, carpet, ceramic tile, wood laminate flooring, spacious backyard for the kids. All situated on 2.8 acres. Call Sybil at Varner Real Estate for an appointment. $130,000. 601-218-2869. 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.


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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

2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON HERITAGE Softail Classic. Excellent condiiton, under 5500 miles. $12,700. 601-618-1514, 601-6181450.

40. Cars & Trucks $888 DOWN $200 per month! (Social Security Income OK) R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150. 1992 MERCEDES automatic, leather, sunroof, $2995. 1994 GMC Truck, automatic, $2995. R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150.

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

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

1995 FORD EXPLORER. $2500. Call 601-218-2893. 1996 CHRYSLER SEBRING. Maroon, good condition. $1300. 601-4214145. 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE. $2000. Call 601-218-2893. 1998 ½ TON DODGE, extended cab truck. $3500. Call 601-218-2893. 2002 DODGE 1500, 4x4, loaded, $6995. 1998 Dodge 1500 4x4, loaded, $4495. R&C Auto Sales. 601-2181150. BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

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Bradford Ridge Apartments

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

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

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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

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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.

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Eagle Lake 16665 Hwy 465 3/2, large lot, metal roof, waterfront, updated, $165,000 16853 Hwy 465 2 bedrooms u/s, apartment d/s, pier, deck, $165,000. Call Bette Paul Warner, 601 218 1800. McMillin Real Estate

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Colombian rock star Juanes

Juanes trots globe with peace message By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Miami, New York, Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic, London, Colombia. No, Juanes isn’t on tour. But as he wins prizes, plays concerts and makes humanitarian gestures, the Colombian rock star is living the life of a globetrotter. This week, he was honored at the BMI Latin Awards in Las Vegas with the organization’s President’s Award. Last month, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists honored Juanes with an award for excellence in media and entertainment, and the Spanish-language artist received it from Tony Bennett, who called Juanes his “soul brother and friend.” “The reason why I love Juanes is that he cares for humanity,” Bennett said as he spoke about the rock star’s work as a singer and activist through such efforts as his Colombian-based foundation, Mi Sangre, and independent initiatives such as the “Peace Without Borders” concert in Cuba. Juanes, for his part, spoke humbly about how during recording sessions with the legendary crooner about three years ago he asked Bennett how to sing well. The singer gave him a generous gift — an old, black cassette with the vocal exercises he relied on years ago to warm up his voice — which Juanes says he has used ever since. AP: You seriously listen to Tony Bennett’s cassette regularly? Juanes: (Laughing) Not the cassette, I copied it to digital to preserve it, I have it on my computer and yes, of course, I use it a lot. AP: You weren’t able to record the Spanish version of “We Are The World” with the other participants, but we’ve heard that you still did your part. Juanes: Yes, I couldn’t be there, but last (month) I was in the studio and I recorded three lines for the song, “Somos el mundo.” I think it’s the least we can do. Now all that’s missing is people who will support it and buy it and put it on the radio. Each time the song plays on the radio, a few cents from each dollar will go toward the Michael Jackson Foundation for Haiti.

The Cobb House at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Second annual tour of homes kicks off Thursday By Manivanh Chanprasith Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg, the city’s interpretive tour of homes, is returning for a second year with some changes and additions. “We’ve expanded what we’re doing and made tickets more user friendly,” said Carolyn Stephenson, owner of Annabelle, a home on Speed Street, and president of the Vicksburg Bed & Breakfast Association. The association and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau are sponsoring the tour, which kicks off Thursday and wraps up April 5. Each venue on the tour will offer visitors a look back in time. Presenters will be decked out in period attire. At Cedar Grove mansion, visitors can sample period foods and spirits. And, at Duff Green Mansion, demonstrations of medical practices using authentic Civil War instruments will be offered. VCVB Executive Director Bill Seratt said he’s anticipating a successful run this year. “We’re were able to get information out earlier and distribute it more widely earlier,” he said. “We want visitors to see more of the city and eat at our restaurants,” he added. New to the 16-home tour this year are the Bazsinsky House, Christ Episcopal Church and The Jacqueline House African-American Museum. “I’m going to lecture on the

If you go Tapestry kicks off Thursday and runs through April 5. Tickets are $10 per home or $25 per three, and are available at each home and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 3300 Clay St. Call 601-6369421. The homes: • Anchuca Historic Mansion, 1010 First East St. — 11 a.m.: Thursday, March 18, 25 and April 1; 10 a.m.: March 13, 20, 27 and April 3. • Annabelle, 501 Speed St. — 1 p.m.: Friday, March 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 and April 2. • The Baer House, 1117 Grove St. — 1 p.m.: March 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3 and 5. • Bazsinsky House, 1022 Monroe St. — 10 a.m.: March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and April 5; 6 p.m. March 27, David Mitchell, speaker. • Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St. — 3 p.m.: Friday, March 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, 29 and April 2. • The Corners Mansion, 601 Klein St. — 2 p.m.: Friday, March 19, 26 and April 2; 11 a.m.: March 13, 20, 27 and April 3. • Cedar Grove mansion, 2200 Oak St. — 11 a.m.: Friday, March 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 and April 2. • Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St. — 9 a.m.: March 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3 and 5; 6 p.m. Friday; Candlelight Old Town Walking Tour. • The Cobb House at Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St. — 2 p.m.: Thursday, March 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, April 1 and 5. trials and tribulations of AfricanAmericans in Vicksburg,” said Tillman Whitley, curator of the Main Street museum. His lecture — set for 6 p.m. March 19 — will be in addition to tours of the museum. “We’re the only African-American museum in Vicksburg, and we’re trying to tell the African-

• The George Washington Ball House, 921 Main St. — 4 p.m.: March 13, 20, 27 and April 3; 11 a.m.: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5. • The Jacqueline House African-American Museum, 1325 Main St. — 9 a.m.: Thursday, March 18, 25 and April 1; 3 p.m.: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5; 6 p.m. March 19, Tillman Whitley, speaker. • Linden Plantation Gardens, 505 Duncan Road — 4 p.m.: Thursday, March 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 and April 1. • Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St. — 6 p.m. Thursday; screening of “God’s Architects” by Zach Godshall; free; 6 p.m. March 13, Sister Paulinus Oakes, Sisters of Mercy, speaker. • The Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St. — 4 p.m. Friday, March 19, 26 and April 2; 2 p.m.: March 14, 21 and 28; 6 p.m. April 3, Alan Huffman, author of “Sultana: Surviving the Civil War, Prison and the Worst Maritime Disaster in American History,” speaker. • The Martha Vick House, 1300 Grove St. — 1 p.m.: Thursday, March 18, 25 and April 1; 2 p.m.: March 13, 20, 27 and April 3. • The Mary Harwood House, 600 Fort Hill Road — 10 a.m.: Thursday, March 18, 25 and April 1; 3 p.m.: March 13. 20, 27 and April 3. • The Shlenker House, 2212 Cherry St. — 3 p.m.: Thursday, March 18, 25 and April 1; 10 a.m.: Friday, March 19, 26 and April 2.

American story,” he said. Whitley has been the museum’s curator since it opened in 1995. Among the museum’s items are memorabilia of Dr. Jane McAllister of Vicksburg, the first black woman to earn a doctorate in education from Columbia University. Christ Episcopal Church will offer the Candlelight Old Town

Walking Tour at 6 p.m. Friday. David Mitchell, owner of the Bazsinsky House, will deliver a lecture, “Narrative of the Jews in Vicksburg,” at 6 p.m. March 27. For the first time, a combined ticket price is being offered. For $25, visitors can see three homes. Otherwise, the per-home price is $10, same as last year.

Magnolias are an option for gardens big and small The Mississippi state tree, the magnolia, was once described by Dr. Alexander Garden in 1757 as the finest and most superb evergreen earth has ever produced. These stately trees are planted at every major entrance leading into the state, public parks, commercial sites and homes. While this species remains a favorite, hosts of others can add new beauty to a garden. Magnolias are like Father Time, very old, according to Rosemary Barrett, author of “Magnolias.” Fossilized magnolia remains have been found from 100 million years



ago, when the Arctic Circle had a moderate climate. When the climate changed, the polar ice cap expanded and many plants perished. But magnolias survived in North America, China, Japan and India. Their descendants are the 125 species of the modern magnolia genus. Introduced into Southern

gardens in 1832, magnolia soulangiana still wows gardeners each spring. A hybrid of the Chinese species M. denudata and M. liliflora, it was developed by one of Napoleon’s retired cavalry officers in France around 1820. It remains the best known, Barrett says. Commonly known as the Japanese magnolia, Japanese tulip tree or saucer magnolia in our area, this deciduous multi-trunk shrub or small tree is not too exciting during the winter or summer. It is during the week to 10 days in March when the fuzzy winter buds burst open and

bare branches become host to hundreds of purple, pink or white blooms, depending on the cultivar. Resembling a tulip blossom, more than 100 selections are on the market. Snow white, fragrant blooms make magnolia stellata, or the star magnolia, an ideal choice for small courtyards, borders and entryways. The recently introduced Centennial and Rosea are pink-toned cultivars of this species that exhibit strap-like, twisted petals. Plant them with a northern exposure to delay blooming and avoid frost damage. Colors range from deep to

pale purple. Creamy-white scented blooms appear from June to September on magnolia virginiana, or the Sweet Bay. Native to swamps in our state, this hardy tree is good for wet trouble spots. Magnolias do best in rich, well-drained soil, neutral to slightly acid. Choose a location carefully, as they are hard to move. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.


Saturday, March 6, 2010

‘I’m gettIng there’

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Disclosure” — A computerfirm boss, Demi Moore, seduces her married co-worker, Michael Douglas, then accuses him of sexual harassment./7 on LMN n SPORTS College basketball — Bruce Pearl brings his 16th-ranked Tennessee team to the Hump to battle Mississippi State./5 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “48 Hours Mystery” — The Demi Moore wife of a funeral director drowns in the couple’s pool./9 on CBS

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 William Webster, former FBI and CIA director, 86; Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, 84; David Gilmour, rock singer-musician, 64; Rob Reiner, actor-director, 63; Kiki Dee, singer, 63; Tom Arnold, actor, 51; Beanie Sigel, rapper, 36. n DEATHS Easton DeHart — Terrebonne Parish’s nuisance-alligator hunter has died of a hearat attack after suffering serious burns in a hunting accident Feb. 18. The 76-year-old DeHart, known as “Gator Man” in Terrebonne, died early Wednesday. DeHart had served for about eight years as Terrebonne’s nuisance alligator catcher, the man people called when alligators ended up near inhabited areas. Donald Hocutt — A former Mississippi state executioner has died of heart failure. Hocutt was 55. An Indianola native, Hocutt, who died Monday, was born in 1954, the same year the gas chamber was installed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary. He began working at the prison in the 1970s. Before the execution of Jimmy Lee Gray in 1983 — the first time the state’s gas chamber had been used in 19 years — a representative from the company that originally installed it came and instructed Hocutt on its operation. After that, Hocutt became an expert on its use, and he would be consulted by authorities in other states. Hocutt retired from Parchman in 1995. The Legislature removed the gas chamber as an option for executions three years later. Since, lethal injection has been used.


Darius Rucker ‘On Call’ for veterans Darius Rucker is still beaming from one of his recent gigs. It wasn’t playing a sold-out arena on the Rascal Flatts’ tour or entertaining screaming fans at a honky tonk. Instead, Rucker went room to room at the Veterans Administration hospital in Nashville, singing for one or two patients at a time. “It was an amazing experience, just going in Darius and watching the faces,” said Rucker. “Those Rucker guys are in there, they’re vets, and they’re not feeling well. You get in there and you just play a song for them and just watch their faces, people smiling. You seem to just be making people happy for those 2 1/2, 3 minutes that you’re playing. That was awesome.” The organization Musicians On Call arranged last week’s visit as part of a nationwide effort to bring live and recorded music to patients. Rucker played a variety of songs during his visit, but his first No. 1 country hit, “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” really struck a chord. “You know it was wild to play ’Don’t Think’ and to watch those guys sing along. That was a great moment,” he said.

Penn slams those who question Haiti aid Sean Penn has strong words for those who think he’s showing off with his aid to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The outspoken actor said he hopes any cynic who dismisses his efforts as a star turn will “die screaming of rectal cancer.” Penn has visited the devastated Caribbean nation accompanied by doctors and a U.S. busiSean nesswoman with whom he established a relief Penn organization. He has brought water filters for distribution to villages and met with aid groups. Besides raising funds, Penn said he has contributed his own money.


No oath, no conviction, court says Words have meaning. Just ask Timothy Becktel. He’s getting a new trial because Washtenaw County, Mich., Judge David Swartz failed to ask the jury to take an oath. In 2008, Becktel was sent to prison for at least 15 years for assault with intent to murder. On appeal, his lawyer successfully argued that the verdict should be thrown out because the jury did not swear to return an honest decision based on law and evidence. The Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday it must throw out the verdict to preserve the fairness and integrity of the court system.

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Kidnap victim Dugard shares home videos neW YOrK (AP) — Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard, held captive for 18 years in a ramshackle backyard compound, was seen cooking with her sister and mother and riding horses in recently shot home videos aired on ABC Friday. In one video clip, Dugard’s mother, Terry Probyn, thanks the public for its support and asks people to respect the family’s privacy. “Please give us the time we need to heal as a family without the prying eyes of photographers and the press,” said Probyn, addressing the camera in an outdoor setting. “We released this video to show that we are happy and well, and when we have more to share, we will.” “Hi, I’m Jaycee,” says Dugard in another clip, wearing a black shirt, jeans and a pink baseball cap. “I want to thank you for your support and I’m doing well. “It’s been a long haul, but I’m getting there.” Several seconds of video show Dugard — a round-faced brunette — in the kitchen with her mother and her half-sister, Shayna, decorating Christmas cookies and laughing. The appearance by Dugard, 29, represents the first time she has been seen and heard on video since she resurfaced six months ago after being kidnapped outside her South

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Jaycee Dugard Lake Tahoe, Calif., home in 1991. ABC played excerpts from their home videos during “Good Morning America,” with additional clips planned later Friday on “20/20” and

“Nightline.” Photographs of Dugard, her mother and her half-sister were published in People magazine in October, along with a statement from Dugard saying that she was happy to

be back with her family. Convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido, and his wife, Nancy, are awaiting trial on charges that they kidnapped Dugard when she was 11 years old and sexually assaulted her for several years. Prosecutors say she was kept in a tent-compound in a secret backyard at the couple’s Antioch, Calif., home. The Garridos have pleaded not guilty. Dugard had two daughters, now 12 and 15, by Phillip Garrido. The girls were not pictured in the People magazine spread to protect their privacy, and ABC did not say they would appear in the home videos. Since being reunited with her family, Dugard has avoided the spotlight while living in an undisclosed location in Northern California. Court documents suggest she is cooperating with El Dorado County authorities who are prosecuting the Garridos. Through a spokesman, she has said she is willing to testify, should there be a trial. Over the past six months, Dugard also has taken steps to reintegrate into society. She got a driver’s license last month and obtained birth certificates for her daughters. ABC reported that she is completing her high-school equivalency degree and hopes to attend college.

Farmers say ‘Food Inc.’ shouldn’t win Oscar

Glimpse at industry grosses out grocery shoppers, critics say WAShIngtOn (AP) — The corn industry is lashing out at an Oscar-nominated documentary that has grossed out grocery shoppers, saying the film is unfair to many of the nation’s farmers and shouldn’t win. “Food Inc.,” which was nominated for best documentary, has captured audiences with its behind-the-scenes look at the food industry, bringing cameras into feedlots, slaughterhouses and chicken farms used by corporate agriculture, describing stomach-turning practices in an effort to encourage consumers to buy locally grown and organic foods that aren’t mass produced. The corn industry, one of several food industries attacked in the film, is fighting back. Though the official voting for Sunday’s Academy Awards is over, the National Corn Growers Association, the industry’s largest trade group, is encouraging corn farmers to get the word out in the media and on social networking sites like Facebook to rebut the documentary in the final days before the Oscars. “If we don’t shoot down their arguments with credible and truthful information, our reputation as America’s farmers will suffer significantly,” reads an alert sent to member farmers this week. The movie taps into a growing social movement critical of the nation’s industrial food system. The film features Michael Pollan, author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” and Eric Schlosser, author of “Fast Food Nation.” Both books are credited with galvanizing opposition to industrial agriculture. Darrin Ihnen, a corn grower from Hurley, S.D., and president of the corn group, says the movie makes him mad because it ignores many of the good



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‘Because we have an abundant supply, America has the world’s most affordable food, and that’s due in large part to the practices attacked in this film.’ Darrin ihnen corn farmer things about America’s larger farms, including the environmentally friendly practices some use, as well as efforts to feed the world’s hungry. “Because we have an abundant supply, America has the world’s most affordable food, and that’s due in large part to the practices attacked in this film,” he said. The documentary looks at the chemicals used to fatten up chickens and cattle, criticizes genetically engineered crops and links practices at livestock operations to deaths from E. coli poisoning. The widespread use of corn also is blamed for the country’s obesity epidemic and high rates of diabetes. But the movie isn’t all negative, chronicling the increase in production of organic foods and the willingness of companies such as Walmart to sell them. The film’s producer and director, Robert Kenner, says he tried

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to get the farming industry involved when he was making the film, but most declined to talk. He says he has been surprised at the response to it and the debate it has created — he says said the food industry at first ignored the film, but companies have protested more loudly as the film has gained attention. “They are realizing their consumers are concerned,” he said. “These are complicated issues and we don’t mean to offer the solutions to these problems, totally, but we do mean to create a conversation about them.” James McWilliams, a professor at Texas State University and author of “Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly,” says he thinks the film is justified in attacking the corn industry and highlighting the overabundance of corn-based products in the

American diet. Nevertheless, he says it may not give farmers a fair shake. “Millions of conventional farmers who care about the environment and work to lessen their carbon footprint have good reason to feel threatened by the film’s aggressive message that all industrial agriculture is inherently evil,” he said. Dan Glickman, former secretary of agriculture under President Bill Clinton and current chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, says the film is a welcome addition to the debate over so-called production agriculture, but called it “a piece of advocacy work” that is not always objective.



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Bride-to-be wonders which ring she should wear in her portrait ABIGAIL


requires frequent travel, which I love. Part of my job involves providing educational programming. I invited my sister to help me with a couple of training sessions, and I covered the cost of her travel and meals. Now she expects to travel with me on every trip. She has booked her own flights on two other trips already this year. I have a hard time telling my sister no, but at the same time, I’m working when I am on these trips. I have meetings and events that I cannot


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: There could be more than your share of lucky opportunities in the year ahead, and if you provide your best effort, they could all be quite rewarding. The months ahead will be anything but run-of-the-mill. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — You could be exceptionally lucky dealing with ventures or projects you can manage and/or over which obtain a majority control. There is no doubt about your ability to succeed. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You’ll be exceptionally adept at handling the little things that occur behind the scenes when putting together something that a large group considers meaningful. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Whether you’re trying to or not, you will make those in your company feel exhilaration and joy. In fact, you might even be the catalyst for a fun activity. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you’re in a competitive situation at work or play, set your sights high and give it everything you have. Your chances are excellent for scoring big. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Your caring personality is far more magnetic at this time than usual. Don’t be surprised if family members, neighbors and friends all seem to cluster around you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Although some of your methods to achieve a major accomplishment may seem unorthodox to others, they are exactly what you must do to reach the objective. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you need to brainstorm ideas and concepts, use this day to get together with several trustworthy friends whose intellect you greatly respect. They won’t let you down. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even if this isn’t a workday, there’s a strong possibility you could be inspired to find ways to increase your income. Work things out in your mind, and try things out as soon as possible. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Friends you encounter socially could be of considerable help in furthering your self-interests. Trust what they offer, and avail yourself to whatever opportunity opens up. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — By maintaining a good attitude about things, a positive scenario is likely to unfold. Your perceptions will be critical in drawing good influences into your life. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If a unique thought is swirling in your head, dare to design something different. It’s an extremely favorable time for promoting a brand-new moneymaking idea. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t be intimidated by developments that cost more than you thought, especially if luck is required to meet the price. Dame Fortune will help you out.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: It’s been proved that, pound for pound, females equal or surpass males in strength and coordination. Since this is a proven fact, I’m sure you will agree that females are safer drivers, and therefore our auto insurance should be lower than male drivers. Do you have any statistics on who has better driving habits, males or females? — Emma, Frederick, Md. Emma: I know of no statistics ranking traffic safety by gender, but I don’t believe a person’s sex has anything to do with the way he or she drives a car. Unsafe drivers tend to be reckless, careless, selfish, rude — and, of course, very dangerous. And they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, ethnicities and genders. But I also feel that male teenage drivers drive in a more reckless manner than teen female drivers. They also take more unsafe risks and are involved in a higher percentage of automobile accidents. It’s primarily a macho thing! It might be good business for a conscientious insurance company to give teenaged girls a bit of a break on their automobile insurance. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and so is my best friend, Nadia. We have been very close for over four years, but lately we’ve been having a problem, and the problem is boys. To be perfectly honest, we are both intelligent girls, witty and attractive. Nadia is really outgoing, but I’m really shy when it comes to meeting guys. Because Nadia is a big flirt, she has a lot of guys calling her all the time for dates. Yesterday, Nadia had the nerve to tell me that if I would flirt with guys and wear sexy clothes, I’d have a lot of dates, too. I told her I’d never stoop that low just to attract a guy. If I can’t get a guy to ask me out without being a big flirt and wearing sexy clothes (which I would feel uncomfortable wearing), then I just won’t have a lot of dates. Do you agree? — Tonya, Naples, Fla. Tonya: It’s not necessary to be flashy and provocative to get dates. Many guys shy away from girls who are overly flirty. What works for Nadia makes you feel uncomfortable, so you should just be yourself. Being friendly and using the best possible communication tool, a broad smile, will attract the boys you would enjoy dating. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

include her in. She says she wants to learn “everything” about what I do so she can do it, too. Abby, I worked more than 25 years to get to this point in my career. I would love for her to be in the same field, but she has never worked in it and doesn’t always know how to talk to people. She jokes and makes inappropriate comments that leave me embarrassed and angry. How do I tell her I can’t keep having her along for the ride? — Woeful Road Warrior in Ohio Dear Road Warrior: By stiffening your backbone, informing your sister what it was she has said — and to whom — that made you feel embarrassed and angry, and telling her that from now on you will be flying solo. The last thing you need at this point in your

career is for her behavior to reflect on your performance. And it could. Dear Abby: Recently, a question was raised about whether my mother might have been pregnant at the time of her wedding more than 30 years ago. I wasn’t premature, and no, I never “did the math.” Not once in my life was there ever a hint of such a thing, and no one ever alluded to it over the years. I am shocked. Mother has been so proper all my life, and she raised my sister and me to be ladies under strict supervision. Why would she not tell us, even after we became adults — wives and parents struggling with the same situations? Should I let it go and respect Mother’s obvious wish to keep it her own? Can I ask her without damaging our good

relationship? Could there be another explanation? A big part of me wants to know the truth. — Curious in San Francisco Dear Curious: I see nothing to be gained by bringing up something that you know could cause your mother pain or embarrassment. Because she “obviously” (your word)

wishes to keep the matter private, my inclination would be to let it go.

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

Reader needs treatment, second opinion for hernia Dear Dr. Gott: My husband had laparoscopic surgery in August 2008 to have one kidney removed because it had a large cancerous tumor on it. In October 2008, a blood clot was found between his knee and ankle on the back of one of his legs. He is currently taking Coumadin to keep the blood flowing and reduce the possibility of further clotting. In November 2008, he was found to have an incisional hernia in his abdominal area, which was the result of the August surgery. No one would operate on it until six months had passed from the discovery of the blood clot because of the risk. Every physician we spoke to said something about this being “generally accepted medical theory” regarding blood clots and surgery, etc. In April 2009, the surgery for the hernia occurred. During the time that elapsed, it had become huge. It made his abdomen look as if he were ninemonths pregnant, and he had significant discomfort. As part of the hernia surgery, they made a big incision to try to reposition everything as it should be and added the mesh. After the surgery, the hernia was contained and everything looked terrific, but within a day or two, it was obvious that it had failed. The surgeon finally admitted this in June 2009. At that point, the surgeon told my husband that he needed to lose weight before surgical repair could be considered again. We were told that this is necessary because his first hernia repair had failed because his stomach muscles were too weak to hold due to the fat in his abdominal area. I told the doctor that the reason my husband’s stomach muscles had become weakened was caused by the six-month delay in doing the surgery in the first place. If it had been done sooner, the muscles would not have become weakened to this degree. The surgeon then told me that he had no input into that decision or in advising us in that regard. My husband is now trying to lose weight, but he can only walk because other exercises put too much strain on the hernia. He currently weighs 300 pounds. Is there anything that can be done in the interim? Dear Reader: Blood clots can develop for a number of reasons, including clotting disorders, being over 60 years of age, obesity, pregnancy, surgery, cancer and more. Because your husband had major surgery to remove a cancerous tumor, he was at an even greater risk of developing a blood clot. Incisional hernias are also a possibility following surgery. Because I am not a surgeon, I do not know what standard guidelines are followed in treating a patient with a blood clot for an unrelated condition. As to your husband’s worsening hernia and why his surgeon waited for the six-month mark, I am not only surprised but disappointed. He should have been informed of other options in the interim. Even though it’s not a cure, your husband proba-



bly would have benefited from the use of a girdle or elastic support garment that would have put pressure on the area of the hernia, helping it to stay in place. I am shocked that your husband’s current surgeon blamed his hernia on abdominal fat and weakened muscles. I do not think that postponing the hernia repair is in his best interests. I suggest he begin his weight loss by following a simple diet plan, exercising as much as possible without overdoing it, and seeking a second opinion.

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Dear Abby: I am being married in August. I’m going to have my bridal portrait taken, and I need to know if I’m supposed to wear my wedding ring in the photo session or my engagement ring. Also, how soon do I need to schedule the portrait session? — Bride-To-Be, Pecos, Texas Dear Bride-To-Be: Congratulations on your forthcoming nuptials. According to my wedding expert, you should schedule your wedding portrait to be taken sometime in the month before your wedding, and you should be photographed wearing only your engagement ring. Oops! That didn’t come out right. You should also be wearing your wedding gown. Dear Abby: I have an incredible career and was recently promoted to a position that

(Answers Monday) PARTY GOOSE EXHORT AERATE What the diner said when the server sprinkled cheese on the pasta — THAT’S “GRATE”

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

ACROSS 1 Dramatic descents 7 Down with relish 14 Adorns, as curtains 16 Grant 17 Mike’s Hard Lemonade, e.g. 18 Organs and such 19 Health and Human Services agcy. 20 Start enjoying 22 Stutz contemporary 23 War of 1812 battle site 26 Coll. divisions 27 No matter what 29 1970s CIA director, familiarly 32 North Sea country: Abbr. 33 “@&#^$%!,” e.g. 37 Legalese, say 38 J and others 39 “Laugh-In” regular 40 Small bug 41 French pronoun 42 Send by wire 43 Nightly news snippet 46 Stick (out) 49 1993 Dean Koontz bestseller 53 “Until every one comes home” org. 54 Ingratiate 55 Honduras family member 56 Portia’s maid in “The Merchant of Venice” 58 Not in over one’s head 61 Narrow window 62 Like child’s play 63 Refuse collectors 64 More prosperous DOWN 1 Employees 2 Literary middle name 3 Prize since 1929 4 Bear, in Bolivia

5 Sparkle 6 Lionel creation of 1912 7 Math and others 8 Mastery 9 Bugs 10 Company that developed TV’s Indian Head Test Pattern 11 Styx crosser 12 Dairy container? 13 Cuban currency 15 Winningest baseball southpaw 21 Potomac span named for a poet, familiarly 24 Chevy SUVs 25 __ Helens, Wash. 28 It may cover a spot 29 Emeril exclamation 30 Ocean State sch. 31 Pepper, e.g.: Abbr. 34 __ dye: chemical coloring 35 Shih __: Tibetan dog 36 Successful

38 Actor who often said, “Sorry about that, Chief” 39 Matted cotton sheet 41 Excites 42 Inexpensive home protector 44 West Texas city named by Russians 45 Let out hot air?

46 Small ruling faction 47 Web browsers, e.g. 48 Ark contents 50 Really bugged 51 Salon job 52 Member of Dionysus’ retinue 57 Business issue 59 Long, on Niihau 60 Examine carefully


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Thorne’s Collision Center

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This’ n’ That Gifts & More Doris Brown, owner Gifts for All Occasions 1640 Highway 61 N. 601-619-4432

Stacia Johnson Alfa Insurance Co.

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Super Jr’s Grocery & Meats J. M. Tidwell, Jr. 1490 Highway 61 N. 1095 Oak Ridge Road 4300 Nailor Road

Jackson Auto & Towing Michael & Sandy Jackson 97 Sammy Young Road 601-636-1328 601-218-1831

Collins Eye Clinic and Optical Boutique

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Bob Bell Insurance, Inc.

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Vicksburg Toyota

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Porter Paints & Decorating Center Johnny Means & Staff 1882 South Frontage Road 601-630-9090

Superior Heating & Cooling Larry Ray, Owner Sales • Service • Installation Commercial • Residential 601-638-9225

Automatic Transmission Service Donnie Remore, Owner 560 Highway 80 601-638-4441

Hill City Radiator

New & Used Radiators Truck & Farm Equipment 1717 Washington Street 601-636-0162

Miller’s Tire Mart

“Your Goodyear Dealer” 1709 Clay Street 601-636-7551 Robert & Marion Murphy

Sunday Numbers 14.1-25

Monday 1 Samuel 2.1-11

Tuesday 2 Samuel 22.1-25

Wednesday 2 Samuel 22.26-51

Thursday 1 Kings 3.1-15

Friday 1 Kings 8.1-21

Saturday 1 Kings 8.22-53

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Helping Hand Family Pharmacy Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. Closed 1670 Highway 61 North 601-631-6837

The County Market

2101 Clay Street Jerry Stuckey, Manager

Warfield’s Service Center

Carl Smith & Employees Your Full Service Center Tune Up • A/C Service Brake Service • General Repairs 2610 1/2 Clay Street 601-638-1752

Blackburn Motor Company • Blackburn Nissan 2135 N. Frontage Road 601-636-2766 • Blackburn Chrysler Dodge Jeep 2195 N. Frontage Road 601-661-7565

Neill Gas, Inc.

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Dave’s Custom Meats

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Shipley Do-Nuts

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Foam Packaging, Inc.

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Breithaupt Real Estate, LLC 2735 Washington Street 601-638-6243

Griffith Florist

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Cook Tractor Company

“Your Kubota Dealer” 680 Hwy. 80 601-636-4641 Steve & William Cook & Family

New Health Chiropractic Center Thomas W. Houseal, Doctor of Chiropractic 1825 N. Frontage Road, Suite D 601-634-1600

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Firearms Outfitters

Jimmy Bagby Sales & Repair • Firearms & Accessories Inside Hadad’s Outdoor World 940 Hwy. 61 North 601-638-7621

McAlister’s Deli

Sandwiches • Soups • Spuds • Salads Lunch • Dinner • Take Out & Catering 4200 Clay St. 601-619-8222

Wesley B. Jones Electrical Co. Residential • Commercial 50’ Bucket Trucks 6611 Paxton Road 601-636-9591 Fax: 601-636-9413

Caruthers HVACR, LLC The Caruthers Family Sales • Service • Installation Residential • Commercial • Industrial 3300 Washington Street 601-636-9433

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Barnes Auto Glass & Windshield Repair Jason Barnes Mobile Service to Your Home or Office 1900 S. I-20 Frontage Road 601-661-0900

Magnolia Lawn & Tractor, Inc. Billy Shinn 1029 Hwy. 61 North 601-636-3461

Heritage House Nursing and Retirement Center Robert Greer, Administrator, and Staff 3103 Wisconsin Avenue 601-638-1514

Corner Drug Store Joe A. Gerache, Sr. & Joe A. Gerache, Jr. 1123 Washington Street 601-636-2756

Taylor’s Audit & Tax Service Carlis Abney & Staff 4402 Halls Ferry Road 601-636-7268 or 601-636-1661

River City Body & Wrecker Service David Vanderberry & Staff Foreign and Domestic 2005 Highway 61 South 601-636-1493

Ricky’s Welding & Machine Shop 1721 Levee Street 601-638-8238 Rick Lowery & Employees

Leech Real Estate of Vicksburg Vanessa Leech, Broker/Owner 601-636-5947 Easterling Enterprises, Inc. dba

T.D.’s Tires & Accessories 2704 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39183-3131 601-638-3252

George Carr Buick • Pontiac • Cadillac • GMC 2950 S. Frontage Road 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620

Vicksburg Telephone Systems, Inc. Robert Henley & Staff 955 Hwy. 61 N. Bypass 601-634-1838

Battlefield Discount Drugs John Storey 3040A Indiana Avenue 601-636-3374

Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminals, Inc. Port of Vicksburg Vicksburg, Mississippi 601-636-6643

Speediprint & Office Supplies More than just printing 1601 N. Frontage Road Post Plaza 601-638-2900 Fax 601-636-6711

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“In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. ” – Psalm 56 : 11


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