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After taking his new boat on its maiden voyage, Scott Luke prepares to return to land from the Yazoo Diversion Canal at City Front Sunday afternoon. The canal’s water level has climbed over the past few weeks along with that of the

Mississippi River, which stood at 33.8 feet this morning, up nearly a foot from Sunday. Flood stage at Vicksburg is 43 feet, and the National Weather Service is forecasting the river’s spring rise this year will crest at 40.5 on March 20.

Florida court hearing expected on recouping city money By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com A circuit court hearing is expected to be set this month in Jacksonville, Fla., in the City of Vicksburg’s attempts to recoup a $250,000 fee for a feasibility study on a sports complex that never developed. “We’re trying to retrieve any and all funds,” Mayor Paul Winfield said Friday.

“We’re making progress. We did engage in a litigation with the developer.” The $250,000 was paid in 2007 to USA Partners Sports Alliance and Chief Executive Officer J.D. Daniel, for a feasibility analysis of the redevelopment of the Bazinsky fields at Halls Ferry Park that would have culminated with a sports complex that initially was to cost $25 million and later, $40 million.

The initial service agreement, dated June 21, 2007, between the city and USAPSA was signed during the Laurence Leyens administration. It said the $250,000 would be refunded if the recreation complex proved unfeasible. Since, no study has been complete, no refund has been given and a new city administration has taken office.

In April 2010, the Winfield administration filed in Warren County Circuit Court a breach of contract suit against USAPSA and Daniel. Then, after the city found Daniel was living in Florida, it was forced to hire a Florida law firm. City attorney Lee Davis Thames Jr. said Marks Gray of Jacksonville was hired See Lawsuit, Page A7.

Food pantry moves to South Street digs By Ben Mackin bmackin@vicksburgpost.com The overflowing Storehouse Community Food Pantry has moved for the second time since it opened in 2002. “We just outgrew the space,” said Betty Kamman, a director for the pantry. “Plus this location is just much more visible and has better parking.” The move is from the basement of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center to 907 South St., an auxiliary building on the grounds of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. The pantry is a nondenomi-

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national, all-volunteer organization that runs strictly on community support. On Saturday about 25 volunteers from across Vicksburg assembled shelves, some from scratch and some donated by Mississippi Hardware Company, as others organized and stocked canned and frozen goods. “We get most of the food from food drives at churches and schools,” volunteer Harry McMillan said. “We also have churches and individuals who give money, so when we run out of a staple, we can go buy it.” The pantry is open from See Food, Page A7.

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RAS LANOUF, Libya — Libyan warplanes launched multiple airstrikes today on opposition fighters regrouping at an oil port on the Mediterranean coast, the second day of a harsh government counteroffensive to thwart a rebel advance toward Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold in the capital Tripoli. The counteroffensive has halted a rebel attempt that began last week to extend their control beyond the eastern half of the country, in opposition hands since after the revolt to oust Gadhafi began on Feb. 15. The rebels are struggling to maintain supply lines for weapons, ammunition and food, with many living off junk food, cookies and cans of tuna. Rebels say they can take on Gadhafi’s elite ground forces, but are outgunned if he uses his air power. Fighter Ali Suleiman pleaded for Western governments to impose a no-fly zone to protect them from more strikes while they waited for rocket launchers, tanks and other heavy weapons to arrive with reinforcements from their headquarters in the eastern city of Benghazi. “We don’t want a foreign military intervention, but we do want a no-fly zone. We are all waiting for one,” he said. The United States has moved military forces closer to its shores to back up its demand that Gadhafi step down. But enforcing a no-fly zone could take weeks to organize, and U.S. Defense

U.S., allies ‘should prep’ for attack By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The United States and its allies should plan for a no-fly zone over Libya and consider bombing the country’s airports and runways, but they should take no action unless there is an international agreement, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and other lawmakers continued a drumbeat for military action in Libya, in the face of reluctance from the White House and U.S. defense officials, who argue that taking out Libya’s air defenses would be tantamount to going to war. “Lots of people throw around phrases of ‘no-fly zone’ and they talk about it as though it’s just a game, a video game or something. Some people who throw that line out have no idea what they’re talking about,” White House chief of staff William Daley said. The administration has said that all options are on the table but that any military action must be an international effort. Pentagon chief Robert See Allies, Page A7.

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Woman’s body found near Port Gibson church From staff and AP reports

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

William Pratt, 13, shelves cans of food at the new Storehouse Community Food Pantry. William is the son of Wayne and Paige Pratt of Vicksburg.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1876: Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his telephone. 1911: President William Howard Taft orders 20,000 troops to patrol the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the Mexican

A homeless woman’s partially clothed body was found Sunday behind a church in Port Gibson, police Chief Calvin Jackson said. Patricia Dotson, 34, who was reportedly homeless but had family in the city, was found about 7:45 a.m. behind First Baptist Church on Farmer Street, Jackson said. “She had trauma to the head but I can’t discuss anything further at this time,”

Revolution. 1936: Adolf Hitler orders his troops to march into the Rhineland, thereby breaking the Treaty of Versailles and the Locarno Pact. 1965: A march by civil rights demonstrators is broken up in Selma, Ala., by state troopers and a sheriff’s posse.

Claiborne County coroner J.W. Mallett said this morning. “They will do an autopsy this morning and we will know the cause of death then.” Results were expected this afternoon, Mallett said. Dotson was a Port Gibson native and the granddaughter of Claiborne County constable Roosevelt Dotson Sr., and was believed to have lived in Oklahoma for a time, See Port Gibson, Page A7.

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Buck, a 6-year-old chocolate Lab, sits in the sun on the tool box in the back of his owner’s pickup Tuesday. “Anytime I park he gets up on top of the tool box to keep an eye on things,” said Mac McKnight. “Not many

people park next to me, but he won’t do anything but lick you to death.” The National Weather Service is forecasting stormy skies again Tuesday and Wednesday.

La. twister victims focus on cleanup, pets RAYNE, La. (AP) — As the storm roared toward Pauline Patton’s apartment Saturday, she peered out the window and saw something she wasn’t ready for: a funnel cloud. Suddenly, the power went out. Rainwater poured through the ceiling. And as everything went black, she heard what sounded like a bomb exploding overhead. Residents said the tor-

nado that killed a woman, 21-year-old Jalisa Granger, who had been protecting her 15-month-old son, Tyrek, and displaced hundreds could have been much worse. Many have turned their attention to taking care of pets and retrieving essentials left behind while evacuating. Patton, 64, and her husband, Howard, were having lunch Sunday at a fire sta-

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tion-turned-shelter, courtesy of the Red Cross. They weren’t sure when — or if — they’d be able to return to their apartment. About two dozen people were also at the shelter, with nowhere else to go. Many of the 1,500 residents were being allowed to return to their homes in this community about 70 miles west of Baton Rouge, said Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly.

Two homes in the 100 block of Sherwood Avenue were reported burglarized over the weekend, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart this morning. Friday at 3:23 p.m., a Toshiba laptop computer valued at $700 and three gold chains valued at $200 were reported stolen from one of the homes. The other burglary was reported at 2:51 a.m. Sunday. Missing was a Nintendo Wii game system valued at $300, a 32-inch Dynex TV valued at $350 and an iPod valued at $100. In both cases, the homes were entered through a window, Stewart said. Sherwood Drive is part of the Enchanted Hills subdivision that includes Enchanted, Starlight and Moonmist drives and Shady Lane, where residents formed a neighborhood watch in February 2010 following burglaries and suspicious activity, including the suspected sale and possession of drugs. In addition to those on Sherwood Drive, two other residential and two auto burglaries were reported over the weekend, said Stewart. • A Pioneer CD player valued at $250 and two Rockford Fosgate subwoofers valued at $380 were reported stolen Friday at 12:36 p.m. from a 1999 Ford Explorer parked in the 3000 block of Common Circle. • A gold chain valued at $300, three baseball caps valued at $50 and $500 were reported stolen Saturday at 10:27 a.m. from a home in the 600 block of Cain Ridge Road. • An HP laptop computer valued at $750 was reported stolen Saturday at 10:55 p.m. from a residence in the 100 block of Alcorn Drive. • A Gerber multitool valued

community calendar CHURCHES Spiritual Education of Children — Tuesday meetings will resume March 15. St. Alban’s Episcopal — Ash Wednesday Quiet Day, 8 a.m.; Yoga Retreat, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; to register, 601-5940066 or e-mail bilabraham@ aol.com; 601-636-6687; 5930 Warrior’s Trail, Bovina. Shiloh Baptist — Youth revival, 7 tonight-Wednesday; the Rev. Adrian Clark, speaker; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; public library. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-8833849, 601-883-3290 or 601636-3229.

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high school senior pursing a business-related degree; applications provided to guidance counselors; must be postmarked by March 31; Carol Watkins, 601-638-6439. 412th Theater Engineer Command — 7 a.m. Tuesday; monthly no-host alumni breakfast; Shoney’s. AARP Chapter 4967 — 10 a.m. Tuesday, Senior Center; Brenda Love, tax consultant, speaker. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; David McDonald, Warren County supervisor, speaker. Vicksburg-Warren Chapter JSU National Alumni Association — 6 p.m. Tuesday; regular meeting; Jackson Street Center. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Dr. Jennifer Melton, audiologist, Magnolia Speech School, speaker; Jacques’ Cafe. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. American Legion Post 213 — Legionnaires meeting, 8 p.m. Wednesday; refreshments will be served. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Pauline Vessell, MS Special Olympics

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City man picked up on N.C. warrant A Vicksburg man was being held in the Warren County Jail this morning on an outstanding parole violation warrant from North Carolina, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Kevin Thomas, 30, 13 Young’s Alley, was arrested at LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., at 1:55 a.m. after police responded to a report of a suspicious person, said Stewart. A check with the National Crime Information Center records revealed the warrant for Thomas, the lieutenant said. Thomas was being held without bond pending his extradition.

Fire reported in Westwood garage A fire in an unattached garage on Westwood Drive Saturday night was contained quickly and left no structural damage, Jerry Briggs, chief of the Culkin Volunteer Fire Department, said today. The fire at 135 Westwood Drive, near Tucker Road in north Warren County, was reported about 10:30 p.m. in a small area downstairs in the two-story shop, Briggs said. No injuries were reported.

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Area 10 director, speaker. Military Order of the Purple Heart and Ladies Auxiliary — 9 a.m. Thursday, regular meeting; Charlie Tolliver, 601636-9487, or Edna Hearn, 601529-2499; Battlefield Inn. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Pauline Vessell, MS Special Olympics, Area 10 Director, speaker; Shoney’s.

Culkin Water District has issued a boil water alert for all customers on Heather Drive and Heather Place. Residents are asked to boil water for 2 minutes before consumption.

Correction Kendrick Valentine, 24, whose name was in Friday’s crime report, does not live at 106 Kelly Circle, a resident of that address said. •

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Sunshine brings warmth, fun to New Orleans ‘That’s what we do: We dance everywhere there’s good music’ NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With ideal weather as a backdrop, crowds poured onto the streets Sunday in the traditional warm-up for Carnival’s big show on Fat Tuesday when New Orleans expresses itself in song, dance and masked spectacle. Sunday featured celebrityladen parades — including CNN’s Anderson Cooper, actress Kelly Ripa, the rock band Train and actor Andy Garcia — and the typical drunken revelry of the French Quarter where tourists, locals and swarms of spring breakers rubbed shoulders. Sunday was packed with the festivity that was missed on Saturday. Heavy downpours canceled parades and forced the superkrewe of Endymion, a crowd favorite, to be pushed back a day. The line of thunderstorms that crossed the state spawned a tornado that killed a woman shielding her toddler son in Rayne, La. In New Orleans, the warmup was in full swing and people celebrated under beautiful clear skies. On Bourbon Street, Pete and Helen Drago, Carnival old-timers dressed in beads and formal clothes, walked slowly through the still-brewing madness, arm-in-arm and on the lookout for some place to dance their specialty, the jitterbug. After 55 years of marriage, and even more

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Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa toss beads to revelers while riding on a float in the Krewe of Endymion Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans Sunday. years of Carnival under their belts, they were ready for another round of fun. “That’s what we do: We dance everywhere there’s good music,” Helen, 76, said. “Mardi Gras is dressing up,

coming out, meeting people and having a good time.” “We’re just messing around today,” said Pete, a former dancer with Louis Prima, a New Orleans music jazz singer and trumpeter who

helped make Bourbon Street a party mecca in the 1950s. “Tomorrow we’ll be dressed up!” The tempo ratchets up even more today — known as Lundi Gras — as the Carnival festivity moves closer to its climax on Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday. The excesses of Carnival end at midnight Tuesday with the beginning of Lent. Going the other way down Bourbon toward the strip clubs and mayhem of bead throwing, a group of spring breakers from Illinois State University had daiquiris in hand. They’d arrived near dawn, seven crammed in a Chevy Traverse after 14 hours on the road getting 20 miles to the gallon. They parked and started drinking. “We just got here. We haven’t even checked into the hotel yet,” said Ethan Galvan, a 22-year-old mass communications major. On Jackson Square, a group of girlfriends from the University of South Carolina were much more tame — and still in search of wildness. “It’s crazy, but it’s not as crazy as I thought it would be,” said Katherine Davis, a 21-year-old marketing and management major.

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Challenger says Hosemann shouldn’t control harbors GULFPORT (AP) — The candidate challenging Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said the state office shouldn’t control Gulf Coast harbors. Hosemann, a Vicksburg native who is seeking reelection, has been negotiating with coastal cities to sign long-term leases giving his office control of the harbors. Gulfport Councilman Ricky Dombrowski, also a Republican, said he wants his city to retain control like it has for 75 years. Dombrowski said Hosemann’s office wants 30 percent of the revenue from harbor businesses. The city has not previously leased the harbor from the state or shared income from harbor businesses.

Hosemann said his office has signed a deal with Pass Christian, while another with Bay St. Louis is Delbert close to being Hosemann finalized. Hosemann said that the arrangements are generous to the cities and will ensure public access for decades to come. Nothing in the deals, he said, would alter the collection of lease revenue from casinos, which goes into a Tidelands fund and is spent across the Coast. As he announced his candidacy last week, Dombrowski said Hosemann’s office is taking “threatening”

action against harbors at a time when they are poised to rebuild to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels. Under Hosemann’s proposal, his office would lease the Gulfport harbor and surrounding property, consisting of about 55 acres, to the city. In turn, the Secretary of State’s Office would receive a third of the revenues from future harbor businesses such as restaurants and bait shops. The state would keep the money in trust with its use restricted to the harbor and nearby improvements. The lease would be for 40 years, then renewable for another 25. The city would pay zero dollars, and retain all of the boat slip rental fees as it does now.

“That’s well over a million dollars a year,” Hosemann said. “This is a very favorable arrangement for the city.” Hosemann’s office also is negotiating with Long Beach, but not Biloxi at this point. The Ocean Springs harbor is not public tidelands, so it does not apply. Some Long Beach leaders also have issues with the proposal. “We’re not signing nothing,” said Long Beach Port and Harbor Commissioner Phil Kies. “If Delbert wants to run the harbor, we’ll give him the keys and he can run the harbor.”

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: kgamble@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: letters@vicksburgpost.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Watch the river.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The room of J.H. Gunning is broken into and robbed. • Services are held for Mrs. Loudie Walton.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 William C. Lowry, popular engineer on the Y&MV Railroad, dies. • Gen. T.C. Catchings returns to the city.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 “The Rival Delta” is a story by Judge Harris Dickson in the current issue of the Saturday Evening Post. • Alderman C.E. Beer moves from the second to the fourth ward and tenders his resignation.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 The Floral Club meets with Mrs. J.L. Andress. • Pearl White appears in “The White Mole” at the Alamo Theatre.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 J.L. Biggerstaff, assistant manager of the Hotel Vicksburg, returns from Tupelo. • L.J. Pico, longtime theatre manager in Vicksburg, is in the city.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Dr. and Mrs. L.C. Knox leave for Richmond, Va., where they will attend a medical meeting.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Robert Arnot Geary Sr., president of the Merchants National Bank and Trust Company, dies at his home on Baum Street. • Joe Wilson Hicks dies.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Services are held for Mrs. Ella Hall. • Julius LaRosa stars in “Let’s Rock” at the Joy Theatre. • John D. Barnes is a patient at Mercy Hospital.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 John W. Schilling is appointed postmaster of Vicksburg. • Mr. and Mrs. Jesse McDonald announce the birth of a daughter, Jessica Denise, on March 2. • Mrs. J.C. Ivy dies. • Janice Farrish is named Temple High School STAR student and Mrs. Carolyn Strothers is STAR teacher.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Services are held for Cleotha Rushing Jr. • Donna Garrett and Mark Hamilton are winners in the Reading Is Fundamental contests at Vicksburg High School. • Christie Nicole Cochran celebrates her third birthday. • Edward Kent Nash of Vicksburg enrolls at David Lipscomb College in Nashville.

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20 YEARS AGO: 1991 A party is planned when soldiers from the Vicksburg area come flying home from Operation Desert Storm. • Kenneth Roy Pee is injured when he loses control of his motorcycle. • Dominique Nicole Bouie celebrates her second birthday.

House is right repeatedly In recent days and weeks, the House of Representatives approved four major pieces of legislation that, if they become law, could stagger the big government mindset responsible for massive deficits and draconian regulations. On three separate bills, the House overwhelmingly voted to prevent federal agencies from spending money to implement Obamacare, and to cut $61 billion from the federal budget and this week to cut off funding to the U.N.’s questionable global warming panel because it “whipped up a global frenzy about a phenomenon which is statistically ques-

tionable at best,” as Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo., put it. Controlled by Republicans since January, the House last month voted to rescind the health care law entirely. These votes show lawmakers heard outraged voters last November. Whether the Senate, still under Democrats’ control, joins the effort or resists these changes is problematic. President Barack Obama also has promised to veto any legislation rescinding his signature health care reform, and hinted at vetoing spending cuts that harm “core government functions and investments.” Certainly, it may be easier politi-

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cally for House Republicans to support these bills if they are ultimately rejected in the Senate, or vetoed. If the bills don’t become law, representatives will have had the luxury of political cover for doing “the right thing” without being held responsible should there later be political backlash or unintended consequences to the laws. Nevertheless, we believe it’s a good sign whenever lopsided majorities line up on the just side of issues. It’s now up to the Senate to approve these bills. We hope voters’ voices reverberate in that chamber, too.

Ashlea Mosley, 18, becomes the youngest person ever to seek an elective office in Vicksburg as she files for the South Ward alderman post. • Columbus Lee is recognized with a Hall of Fame Award for seven years without an accident as an independent driver with Fleetline. • Mary Alice Strong Payne, longtime Utica resident, dies.

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

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Miss. Republicans boasting full statewide slate With the passing of the qualifying deadline, Mississippi Republicans are fielding a full slate of candidates for statewide office, just as they have in election cycles dating back to 2003. Democrats dominated the state political scene for generations, but are fielding candidates this year in only five statewide races. Mississippi Democratic Party chairman Jamie Franks said his party is rebuilding. Republican Party chairman Arnie Hederman says the GOP is the party of opportunity and growth. History shows the GOP has generally fielded a growing number of candidates dating back to 1983. Republicans used to joke that their loyalists — including future governors Kirk Fordice of Vicksburg and Haley Barbour — could all fit in a telephone booth. Now, aside from the fact that phone booths are relics, no small structure could hold the growing ranks of the state GOP. This does not bode well for the Democratic

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Republicans used to joke that their loyalists — including future governors Kirk Fordice of Vicksburg and Haley Barbour — could all fit in a telephone booth.

Party. Jere Nash, a longtime Democratic campaign consultant, said it’s all about money. “It is not that the Democrats do not have people who would make good candidates and good public servants. There is just not enough money available to them any longer in Mississippi to pay for a competitive campaign,” Nash said. Part of the reason, Nash said, is because limits on lawsuit awards separated Democratic candidates from sources of money in the business community that previously had been available to them.

“Back in the days of William Winter and Ray Mabus and Dick Molpus and Ronnie Musgrove’s first race, all of them could raise money from health care professionals, businesses, business executives, and so forth, and finance a campaign,” Nash said. “That is no longer the case.” Nash said the tort reform debate in the late 1990s and early 2000s made it clear to national Democratic contributors and organizations that Mississippi was practically a lost cause for electing many Democrats to federal office, and certainly for delivering Mississip-

pi’s electoral votes to a Democratic presidential nominee. “So, why should national funders give money to Democrats in Mississippi when, in their view, there is no long-term political gain? So, the national money is drying up at the same time Mississippi money is drying up,” Nash said. Nash said Ray Mabus got elected state auditor in 1983 by spending $150,000 in two elections. “It takes a million dollars now to be competitive statewide,” he said. First-term state Auditor Stacey Pickering, who has only token opposition this fall from a Reform Party candidate, told members of the Mississippi Federation of Republican Women this past week that a Republican wave was sweeping the nation and Mississippi. “The Mississippi Republican Party is organized,” Pickering said. “We are organized, and we saw what happened last year across the nation when conservatives organized at the county

level, at the precinct level, when that wave swept across our nation and we sent two new Republicans to Washington, D.C. — Alan Nunnelee in the 1st and Steven Palazzo in the 4th. “Waves do not skip states, and that wave will continue as we head into August and head into November and we will elect a Republican majority in the House of Representatives, a Republican majority in the Senate and maintain our leadership statewide in the Republican Party,” Pickering said. Outgoing Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell got big applause for this line: “The first time I ran, I was a Democrat but I saw the light and came to the Republican Party. I want to be remembered as the last Democrat who was ever elected commissioner of agriculture in the state of Mississippi.” • Jack Elliott Jr. lives near Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.


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William Shatner lends voice to Discovery’s last launch

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Oil jumps to near $106 amid Libya fighting Oil prices climbed to near $106 a barrel today as intense fighting between Libyan government forces and rebels appeared to be turning into a civil war and raised the prospect of a prolonged cut in crude exports from the OPEC nation. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up $2.25 to $106.67 a barrel, the highest since September 2008, in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract had gained $2.51 to settle at $104.42 a barrel on Friday. In London, Brent crude for April delivery was up $1.80 to $117.77 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

Yemen supporters attack protesters SANAA, Yemen — Government supporters wielding knives and handguns attacked protesters in southern Yemen Sunday, leaving one dead in the latest in weeks of demonstrations demanding the president step down. In a separate development in the increasingly chaotic Middle Eastern nation, suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed four soldiers from the elite Republican Guard forces in a mountainous region.

Pennsylvania man dies after being hit by bus SCRANTON, Pa. — A man who pulled his car over to the side of the road after a fender bender was killed when a tour bus hit him, then rolled on an icy interstate, injuring numerous passengers, police said today. The crash involving a Martz bus happened around 11 p.m. Sunday along Interstate 380 in Clifton Township, near Scranton, in northeastern Pennsylvania. Trooper Bill Satkowski said 41-year-old Lamont Phillips, of Pittston, was fatally struck by the bus as he stood outside his vehicle after a minor collision with another car. Phillips had returned to his vehicle and was talking to his wife through the window when he and his car were struck by the bus, Satkowski said. The bus then rolled onto its side, injuring numerous passengers, Satkowski said.

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates makes his way to the stage to speak to U.S. troops during a visit to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan today.

Gates: U.S. should stay in Afghanistan BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said today that both the U.S. and Afghan governments agree the American military should remain involved in Afghanistan after the planned 2014 end of combat operations to help train and advise Afghan forces. “Obviously it would be a small fraction of the presence that we have today, but I think we’re willing to do that,” Gates told a group of U.S. troops at Bagram air field, which is headquarters for U.S. and NATO forces in eastern Afghanistan. “My sense is, they (Afghan officials) are interested in having us do that.” A soldier asked Gates about a long-term military presence, and Gates noted that Washington and Kabul have recently begun negotiating a security partnership. He mentioned no details. He was to meet later in the day with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. On Sunday, the Afghan National Security Council discussed the matter of a longterm security accord with the

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day visit with U.S. troops, allied commanders and Afghan leaders to gauge war progress as the Obama administration moves toward crucial decisions on reducing troop levels. The trip comes during heightened tensions between the U.S. and Afghanistan. On Sunday, Karzai rejected a U.S. apology for the mistaken killing of nine Afghan boys in a NATO air attack. The Afghan president told Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan, that expressing regret was insufficient for last week’s killing of the boys, ages 12 and under, by coalition helicopters. A planned visit to a combat outpost south of Kabul was scratched due to poor weather, and instead Gates made a brief flight north to Bagram, headquarters for the U.S.-led command that is responsible for eastern Afghanistan. The Pentagon chief visited a combat hospital, where Maj. Gen. John Campbell told reporters three soldiers had been admitted earlier in the day with wounds from a roadside bomb blast.

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6 die in Texas fire during birthday party GRANBURY, Texas — An all-night birthday party at a lakefront home in North Texas ended with a fire that killed six people and injured three others, authorities said. Investigators were still trying to determine the cause of the blaze that happened early Sunday morning at a doublewide mobile home in Lake Granbury, about 65 miles southwest of Dallas, Hood County Fire Marshal Brian Fine said. The dead ranged in age from 18 to 30 years old and included three men and three women.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Discovery, the world’s most traveled spaceship, left the International Space Station today for the last time, getting a dramatic send-off by the dozen orbiting astronauts as well as “Star Trek’s” original Capt. Kirk. Station skipper Scott Kelly rang his ship’s bell in true naval tradition, as the shuttle backed away on the final leg of its final journey. “Discovery departing,” he called out. Discovery is due back on Earth Wednesday. It’s being retired after touchdown and sent to the Smithsonian Institution for display. NASA’s two other shuttles will join Discovery in retirement, following their upcoming missions. Discovery’s astronauts got a special greeting in advance of their space station departure. Actor William Shatner, who played Capt. James Kirk on the original “Star Trek” TV series, paid tribute to Discovery’s voyages over the decades.

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Brian Green, left, and Charles Calhoun sort through bags of food at the new location of the Storehouse Community Food Pantry Saturday afternoon.

Food Continued from Page A1. 10 a.m. until noon on Mondays and Wednesdays and from 5 until 6 p.m. on Thursdays. McMillan said 20 to 30 people seek help each day the pantry is open. In a year, the pantry is able to help about 3,000 families in emergency or transient situations, he said.

“It pulls together all of the churches and organizations into a concerted effort to help serve the needs of the people in the community,” said pantry president Wayne Pratt. “The people who come and use the pantry are so grateful because we are really coming through in a

time of need for them.” “We feel like we are doing something good for the community,” McMillan said. “It helps them and it helps us, because we know we are doing something good.” For more information on the pantry, call Pratt at 601619-0204.

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to begin garnishment proceedings against Daniel and USAPSA. “We found out (Daniel) had some bank accounts and we filed writs of garnishments against his bank accounts, personal and business accounts,” Thames said. Daniel has appealed the judgment, and the Florida hearing this month is expected to address the potential garnishment. In 2008, the Leyens administration negotiated with Daniel and USAPSA the refund in a form of monthly payments, but Winfield, who took office in July 2009, would not accept the payment schedule. “I had refused to go along with that,” he said, adding that $18,000-per-month payments were not sufficient. Winfield said he has sent the contract to the state auditor’s office for review. Plans for a mega sports complex that would have been managed by a local organization, the Aquila Group, was derailed by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, which had determined soil at Halls Ferry Park should not

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Continued from Page A1. Gates cautioned last week that an attack on Libya could drag the U.S. military into another conflict, even as nearly 150,000 troops continue to battle in Afghanistan and Iraq. British Defense Minister Liam Fox said Sunday that any talks about establishing a no-fly zone over Libya are at “the early stage of contingency planning.” Fox said more details will be discussed by NATO defense leaders at a meeting in Brussels later this week. Gates is

scheduled to attend. Fox also insisted “there was no and there is no plan to use British land forces” in Libya. The U.S. debate continued as the North African nation appeared to slide toward civil war, with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces in helicopters and on the ground firing on rebel fighters advancing on the capital. The United States moved military forces closer to Libyan shores, but they were mainly providing humanitarian and evacuation support.

The United Nations and U.S. imposed an arms embargo on Libya and froze billions in the country’s foreign assets. Kerry said that taking out runways and airports could be an effective tactic short of what Gates described, and he said a no-fly zone would not step over the line into military intervention. He added, however, that moving against Libyan air defenses should be done only if Gadhafi were to use his air force as a means of terror or to massacre large numbers.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said sending in ground troops would not be appropriate at this point but that implementing a no-fly zone would not be difficult because Libya’s air defenses “are somewhat antiquated.” McCain said it would send a signal to the embattled Gadhafi “that the president is serious when he says we need for Gadhafi to go. And also, it would be encouraging to the resistance, who are certainly outgunned from the air.”

Libya Continued from Page A1. Secretary Robert Gates has noted that it must be preceded by a military operation to take out Libya’s air defenses. Libya appears to be sliding toward a civil war that could drag out for weeks, or even months, as rebels try to oust Gadhafi after 41 years. Resorting to heavy use of air attacks signaled

the regime’s concern that it needed to check the advance of the rebel force toward Sirte — Gadhafi’s hometown and a bastion of support for the longtime leader. The rebels can take on “the rockets and the tanks, but not Gadhafi’s air force,” he said. Anti-Gadhafi forces would get a massive morale boost if they can blast through

Sirte, a major obstacle on the march toward Tripoli. Libya’s main population centers lie along the country’s main east-west highway on the Mediterranean coast and the struggle for control of the country is being waged between the government and the rebels trying to push the front line westward toward the capital.

A force estimated at 500 to 1,000 fighters was pushing steadily down the highway toward Tripoli when it was driven out of the town of Bin Jawwad, 375 east of the capital, on Sunday by pro-Gadhafi forces using helicopter gunships, artillery and rockets. The fighting killed at least eight people and wounded 59, according to medical officials.

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

Roy D. Emfinger Sr. PORT GIBSON — Roy D. Emfinger Sr. died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at his home in Port Gibson. He was 64. A native of Newellton, Mr. Emfinger lived in Winnsboro, La., for a number of years and had been a Port Gibson resident for the past four years. He served in the Navy and was a Seabee. Mr. Emfinger retired from the logging and gravel business and was an outdoorsman. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church in Winnsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Hugh Emfinger. Survivors include his wife, Betty W. Emfinger of Port Gibson; one son, Roy D. Emfinger Jr. of Vicksburg; two brothers, S.C. “Red” Emfinger Jr. of Newellton and Neal Emfinger of Winnsboro; one sister, Barbara McVay of Newellton; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Triumph Church of Vicksburg with George Ferrington officiating. Burial will follow at the Emfinger Family Cemetery in Port Gibson under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home.

be disturbed because some of the fields were built on a former city landfill. Because the Halls Ferry Park development project did not materialize, the city turned its focus to development of a sports complex off Fisher Ferry Road. A total of $4 million was earmarked for that project. However, that project is at a standstill because the Winfield administration used the $4 million, along with funds from paving streets in the North Ward, to rebuild the Washington Street bridge, a main thoroughfare between Interstate 20 and downtown Vicksburg. “The community had basically let us know that the Washington Street bridge was very important and it needed to get done,” Thames said. In the lawsuit in Duval County, Fla., the city also is seeking attorney’s fees, expenses associated with the suit and at least $35,000 in interest. A call to a number listed online for USA Partners Sports Alliance was out of service.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the church. Pallbearers will be Mark Emfinger, Neal Emfinger Jr., John David Butler, Kenneth Emfinger, Greg McVay, Will Emfinger, Scottie Emfinger and Timmy Emfinger.

Edna Garrett Edna Garrett, a resident of Los Angeles, died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 56. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Stanley Johnson Stanley Johnson died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Heritage House Nursing Home. He was 94. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Paul V. Pierce ROLLING FORK — Paul V. Pierce died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He was 89. Born in Hurt, Va., he had been a resident of Rolling Fork since 1967. He owned Highway 61 Standard Oil service station for a number of years. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of the Rolling Fork Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Pierce; and his parents, Lonnie and Pauline Pierce. Survivors include two sons, Michael Pierce of Eunice, La., and L.A. Pierce of Rolling Fork; one brother, Foster Pierce of Appomattox, Va.; a sister, Ida Elliott of Appomattox; and six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rolling

Fork Church of Christ with Norman Maranto officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Rolling Fork and Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the service at the church. Pallbearers will be Travis Pierce, Cody Pierce, Rodney Pierce, Paul Pierce, Dale Pierce and Tim Pierce.

Continued from Page A1. the chief said. He was not sure how long she had been back in the city. This morning, police were interviewing “a person of interest,” but Jackson declined to identify him. No charges had been filed. The autopsy was expected to show whether Patricia Dotson had been sexually assaulted, Jackson said. The chief said Patricia Dotson appeared to have been dead about five or six hours when her body was discovered by a church member, who was cleaning the building for Sunday services. “We have been talking to a number of people about where and when she was last seen,” Jackson said. “The last person we talked to said she was last seen Friday night into Saturday on Orange Street, standing on the street corner.” No damage was apparent at the church, he said.

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

LOCAL FORECAST tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with thunderstorms; lows in the 50s, highs in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy, lows in the 50s tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy with thunderstorms; lows in the 50s, highs in the 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 48º Low/past 24 hours............... 31º Average temperature......... 40º Normal this date................... 56º Record low..............24º in 1943 Record high............85º in 1974 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............2.13 inches Total/year.............. 10.34 inches Normal/month......1.33 inches Normal/year........ 11.66 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 7:10 A.M. Most active...............12:59 P.M. Active............................. 7:32 P.M. Most active.................. 1:21 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:04 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:05 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:22

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 33.8 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.1 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 15.3 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 10.3 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 9.2 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.8 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................73.9 River....................................81.4

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 49.0 Wednesday........................... 49.4 Thursday................................ 49.7 Memphis Tuesday.................................. 30.2 Wednesday........................... 30.7 Thursday................................ 31.1 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 41.1 Wednesday........................... 42.0 Thursday................................ 42.5 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 34.3 Wednesday........................... 34.9 Thursday................................ 35.5


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SPORTS MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B6

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SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Russell Tuesday, 4 p.m.

WC hosts NW Rankin Tuesday, 6 p.m. VHS at Madison Central Tuesday, 7 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL Vicksburg at Clinton Tuesday, 5 p.m.

WC at Madison Central Tuesday, 6:15 p.m.

ON TV 8 p.m. ESPN - Championship week in college basketball begins in earnest with four conference tournament title games, including Gonzaga vs. St. Mary’s in the West Coast Conference final.

WHO’S HOT PIERSON WARING

Hinds Community College infielder and former St. Aloysius star is hitting .459 (17-for-37) with 10 RBIs and 16 runs scored through 12 games this season.

Lady Vols cruise to SEC crown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Lady Vols are playing so well these days, they have coach Pat Summitt singing. Angie Bjorklund scored 23 points, including seven 3s, and No. 4 Tennessee hit a school- and tournament-record 16 3-pointers to beat No. 16 Kentucky 90-65 Sunday in the Southeastern Conference tournament championship game. It was the most points ever scored in this game and such a dominating effort that Summitt celebrated by grabbing a microphone and belting out a version of “Rocky Top” with her team and the pep band. Then she went a capella by herself. “She’s got a good voice,” Bjorklund said of Summitt’s singing. Summitt, whose voice was raspy after yelling mostly at the officials, has reason to sing. The Lady Vols (31-2), who were unbeaten in the SEC, won their 15th tournament title overall. This one was a bit special because it marked only the third time Tennessee went undefeated in winning the regular-season title before winning the conference tournament. Tennessee also did that in 1994 and 1998. It’s a big turnaround for nine of these Lady Vols who were on the team known for the lowest of Tennessee lows as the first team to lose in the NCAA tournament’s opening round two years ago to Ball State.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-9-8 La. Pick 4: 2-4-3-1 Weekly results: B2

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Gators move on with heads high USM splits twinbill with ULL

By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

JACKSON — Though they came up short in the Class 6A championship game Saturday night against Meridian, the 2010-11 Vicksburg Gators will always have a special place in coach Dellie C. Robinson’s heart. Meridian’s 62-47 win in front of 4,500 fans at the Mississippi Coliseum and a statewide television audience on Mississippi Public Broadcasting ended Vicksburg’s season with a 27-4 record. Along the way, the Gators collected the Division 4-6A regular season and tournament titles, as well as the North State championship. It marked the first time since 1996 they won both the division and North State crowns. “No doubt about it, this team for me ranks up there with the 2003 state championship team,” Robinson said. “This was a special team. What I liked so much about this team was how hard they played. We had the star player in Mychal Ammons, but what was so good is that the role players played hard around him. It reminded me of the 1996 team when we had Quentin Smith.” There was no shame in being beaten by Meridian, a team that returned six seniors from last year’s Class 6A runner-up. Meridan (29-2) did not lose a game to a Mississippi school and the 15-point final margin against the Gators was the closest any team played the Wildcats in the postseason. Ammons, who had 24 points in the final, was the big reason the Gators were able to keep it a game. The See VHS, Page B2.

From staff reports

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Vicksburg High coach Dellie C. Robinson holds the second-place trophy after Saturday’s Class 6A championship game loss to Meridian.

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Edwards breaks through to victory lane at Vegas By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Carl Edwards was anointed the 2009 championship favorite when he closed the previous season with three wins in the final four races. Then he failed to reach Victory Lane the next year and never even challenged for the Sprint Cup title. So when he won the final two races of 2010, he begged off all the prognosticators who once again wanted to make him the popular pick to unseat five-time champion Jimmie Johnson. But with three strong runs to open this season, including Sunday’s victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Edwards can’t really dodge the championship talk. Team owner Jack Roush did it for him. “It’s way too early for us to start thinking championship,” Roush cautioned. “We’ve got to keep our eye on the ball. We can’t make a misstep. We can’t squander the opportunities now that we’re running better than we did last year. But it certainly feels more like 2008, even better.” Edwards, though, knew it took “a gift” from Tony Stewart to grab his first win of the season. Stewart had the dominant car at Las Vegas, leading a race-high 163 laps. But he had to shuffle his strat-

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Sprint Cup driver Carl Edwards celebrates his victory in the Kobalt Tools 400 Sunday in Las Vegas. egy when a penalty on pit road crippled his chances. Edwards crew chief Bob Osborne took note of what Stewart was doing, then used it to get his own driver into Victory Lane. “That car was spectacular. He did a really good job driving it, too,” Edwards said of Stewart. “That was really a gift for us for him to have that penalty. It may have been the difference in the race there.” Stewart was the leader when he was penalized for leaving his pit stall with the

air hose still attached to his Chevrolet. Crew chief Darian Grubb had to call for a two-tire stop to get Stewart back into the lead, the entire field saw it work, and Stewart was backed into a corner. He had to take four tires on his final stop, most everyone else took two, and the longer time spent on pit road shuffled him too far back to make it back to the front. Edwards, in a Roush Fenway Racing Ford, pulled away for the win, while Stewart, who dropped to

22nd after the four-tire stop, was unable to chase him down and finished second. Stewart did manage to take the series points lead, but it was little consolation. “We had the fastest thing on the planet today and we just gave it away,” Stewart said. “It kills me to throw away a race like that.” Juan Pablo Montoya finished third and was followed by Marcos Ambrose, Ryan Newman and Martin Truex Jr. Denny Hamlin was seventh, while Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kurt Busch and Brian Vickers rounded out the top 10. It was a rough day for most of the contenders, starting with pole-sitter Matt Kenseth’s flat tire early in the race. Las Vegas native Kyle Busch also had an early tire problem while running second to Stewart, and an engine failure ended his race and sent him to a 38thplace finish. Greg Biffle had a car capable of winning until a fuel issue took him out of contention. Kevin Harvick and Jeff Burton were both penalized for speeding on pit road, and on the same stop, Stewart was flagged for taking equipment out of his pit box. Jeff Gordon, the winner last week in Phoenix, had a tire problem while running 10th and crashed his car. He finished 36th.

Southern Miss and Louisiana-Lafayette waited all weekend to play some baseball. Both were able to leave with a little sunshine in the win column at the end of two days of rain. Marc Bourgeois homered and drove in two runs to lead Southern Miss to a 6-5 win over ULL in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday, then the Ragin’ Cajuns earned a split with an 8-4 victory in game two. Todd McInnis struck out seven in seven innings for USM in the opener. He allowed five runs on five hits and two walks. Josh Rogers and Collin Cargill each pitched an inning of shutout relief, with Cargill earning his fourth save of the season. Bourgeois and Adam Doleac each had two hits for Southern Miss, while Jordan Poirrier went 2-for-4 with a Marc homer, four Bourgeois RBIs and two runs scored for LouisianaLafayette. In the second game, Louisiana-Lafayette scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good. Chris Sinclair and Matt Goulas each homered for ULL (7-4), and Mike Petello went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Kameron Brunty was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for Southern Miss (8-3).

Tulane 3, Ole Miss 1 Garrett Cannizaro drove in three runs, including two in the fourth inning that proved to be the difference as Tulane beat Ole Miss in the series finale Sunday in Oxford. Jeremy Schaeffer went 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored for Tulane (9-3), and four pitchers combined to hold the Rebels (10-3) to one run on six hits. Matt Tracy’s solo homer in the seventh inning accounted for the Rebels’ only run. Alex Byo started and went five innings to pick up his first win of the season. He gave up four hits, walked none and struck out four. Nick Pepitone pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save of the year. Austin Wright gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings and took the loss. Former Vicksburg High star Bowen Woodson entered as a defensive replacement in right field for Tulane in the sixth inning. He grounded out in his only at-bat. “We had a tough day at the plate,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “The difference in the game was that even though they did not get many hits, they were more efficient. We played well defensively, but it is tough to win when you don’t score.”

MSU 7, Georgia St. 3 C.T. Bradford and Ryan Collins had two hits apiece, and Wes Thigpen drove in a pair of runs as Mississippi State salvaged its weekend by beating Georgia State. See Baseball, Page B2.


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VHS Continued from Page B1. South Alabama signee scored 11 points in the third quarter to turn a 12-point halftime deficit into a six-point margin heading into the fourth quarter. “Mike showed why he is one of the top players in Mississippi,” said Meridian’s Matthew Hurn, who guarded Ammons for most of the game before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Meridian’s 6-foot-6 center Sydney Coleman said the goal was to stop Vicksburg from reaching the basket. It worked against everyone except Ammons. Willie Gibbs had 12 points for VHS, all on 3-pointers, and the rest of the team combined scored 11. “We couldn’t stop him,” Coleman said. “We wanted to stop him, but didn’t. Maybe we slowed him down some, but the big thing was to keep

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CYCLING 3 p.m. Versus - Paris-Nice, stage 2, Montfort l’Amaury to Amilly, France (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Colonial Athletic Association, championship, Virginia Commonwealth vs. Old Dominion 6 p.m. ESPN2 - MAAC, championship, St. Peter’s vs. Iona 8 p.m. ESPN - West Coast Conference, championship, St. Mary’s vs. Gonzaga 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Southern Conference, championship, Wofford vs. College of Charleston WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 4 p.m. ESPN2 - Atlantic 10, championship, Xavier vs. Dayton NHL 6 p.m. Versus - Washington at Tampa Bay SOCCER 1:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Chelsea at Blackpool

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College basketball Kentucky tops Vols, finishes second in East KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Brandon Knight scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half, and No. 20 Kentucky beat Tennessee 64-58 on Sunday. The Wildcats (22-8, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) finished second in the SEC East to clinch a first-round bye for the conference tournament. The Vols (18-13, 8-8) could have finished second in the East by beating Kentucky but dropped to fifth. This is their first season with eight home losses since 1994-95. Tennessee faces Arkansas in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.

NBA Hornets star Paul suffers concussion CLEVELAND — New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul left the court on a stretcher in the third quarter of a 96-81 victory over Cleveland on Sunday night. The Hornets said the four-time allstar was taken to the Cleveland Clinic, where tests showed he had a concussion. Paul rejoined the Hornets at the arena and accompanied them on their charter flight to Chicago. He will miss tonight’s game. The Hornets said Paul was fully conscious and never lost feeling anywhere.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 7 1954 — The Minneapolis Lakers and Milwaukee Hawks play an exhibition game with the baskets raised to 12 feet from 10 feet. George Mikan and the Lakers win 65-63. 1970 — Austin Carr scores an NCAA tournament record 61 points as Notre Dame routs Ohio State 112-82. Carr hits 25 of 44 field goals and 11 of 14 free throws. 1996 — Magic Johnson becomes the second NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists, getting the milestone on the go-ahead basket in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 102-90 victory over Sacramento. 2004 — Detroit becomes the first NBA team in the shot-clock era to hold three consecutive opponents under 70 points with an 86-65 victory over Seattle. The Pistons beat Denver 97-66 and Portland 83-68.

Monday, March 7, 2011 the rest of them off the boards.” Meridian’s Rodney Hood, who led the Wildcats with 24 points, said that was the goal. Meridian beat Vicksburg 61-53 in December at the Ridgeland Christmas Classic, but had a hard time stopping Josh Gaskin in that one. Gaskin, who scored 15 points in the earlier meeting, had just four on Saturday. “We did a better job of rebounding this time than we did in the first game,” Hood said. Fellow senior Kienta Ross said Meridian made it difficult to get inside. “They made us spread out and it was hard to penetrate,” Ross said. “We fought hard to win this, but to get second it’s not so bad.” For Ammons, the loss will sting but did not diminish the Gators’ year. “This was definitely disappointing,” Ammons said. “Still, I’m proud of all that we accomplished. We just have to go on from here. It’s time to walk.”

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Vicksburg’s Mychal Ammons shoots over Meridian’s Sydney Coleman during the Class 6A championship game on Saturday night.

Mississippi State beat Georgia State twice on the weekend, but also dropped a pair of close games to Iowa in a four-game, double round-robin series at Dudy Noble Field. After Georgia State (9-4) tied it with two runs in the top of the fourth, Mississippi State (10-3) took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning. Thigpen and Bradford each delivered an RBI single to give the Bulldogs a 4-2 lead. Cody Freeman added another run with a steal of home in the fifth inning, Jarrod Parks hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth and Collins brought in MSU’s final run with a fielder’s choice in the eighth. Mississippi State will return to acton Tuesday evening when it hosts Mississippi Valley State at 6:30.

scoreboard COLLEGE BASEBALL SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Vanderbilt......................11 1 0 0 Florida............................10 1 0 0 South Carolina..............8 1 0 0 Tennessee.....................7 2 0 0 Kentucky........................5 6 0 0 Georgia..........................3 8 0 0

West

All Games Conference W L W L LSU................................11 1 0 0 Arkansas........................10 1 0 0 Mississippi St..............10 3 0 0 Ole Miss.......................10 3 0 0 Auburn...........................8 3 0 0 Alabama........................6 5 0 0 Sunday’s Games Kentucky 2, Utah 1 Florida 5, Miami 3 Princeton 8, LSU 7 Tulane 3, Ole Miss 1 Florida St. 7, Georgia 5 Clemson 10, South Carolina 5 Alabama 9, Northwestern St. 0 Arkansas 7, Wisc.-Milwaukee 3 Vanderbilt 6, Brown 3, 1st game Vanderbilt 6, Brown 5, 2nd game Mississippi St. 7, Georgia St. 3 Tennessee 10, Morehead St. 8 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Wofford at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Georgia at Mercer, 5 p.m. Memphis at Auburn, 6 p.m. Georgia Southern at Florida, 6 p.m. Troy at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Western Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA

All Games Conference W L W L UCF...............................9 2 0 0 Tulane............................9 3 0 0 Southern Miss.............8 3 0 0 UAB...............................8 3 0 0 East Carolina.................7 3 0 0 Memphis........................6 3 0 0 Rice...............................8 5 0 0 Houston.........................6 5 0 0 Marshall.........................5 5 0 0 Sunday’s Games Tulane 3, Ole Miss 1 UAB 6, Cleveland St. 5 Southern Miss 6, La.-Lafayette 5, 1st game La.-Lafayette 8, Southern Miss 4, 2nd game Baylor 12, Rice 8 Texas A&M 11, Houston 4 Southern Illinois 2, Memphis 0 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Marshall at Virginia, 2 p.m. East Carolina at Campbell, 5 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Auburn, 6 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Tulane at La.-Monroe, 6 p.m. McNeese St. at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Rice, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi Schedule

Sunday’s Games Millsaps 2, Austin College 1, 1st game Millsaps 9, Austin College 3, 2nd game Southern Miss 6, La.-Lafayette 5, 1st game La.-Lafayette 8, Southern Miss 4, 2nd game Alcorn St. at Mississippi Valley St., 1 p.m. Alabama St. 4, Jackson St. 3, 1st game Jackson St. 8, Alabama St. 0, 2nd game Delta St. 6, Stillman 1, 1st game Delta St. 11, Stillman 4, 2nd game Tulane 3, Ole Miss 1 Mississippi St. 7, Georgia St. 3 Today’s Games Concordia, Ala. at Jackson St., 1 p.m. (DH) Blackburn at Mississippi College, 4 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Huntingdon at Millsaps, 4 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Trevecca Nazarene at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Western Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

MLB Spring Training Schedule

Sunday’s Games Florida 7, St. Louis 2, 8 innings Atlanta 5, Washington 0 N.Y. Yankees 10, Houston 8 Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 0 Minnesota 3, Baltimore 0 Detroit 2, Philadelphia (ss) 1 Philadelphia (ss) 5, Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Mets 6, Boston 5 Texas 8, Milwaukee (ss) 1 Oakland (ss) 5, Milwaukee (ss) 4 San Diego 7, Oakland (ss) 6 Kansas City 8, Chicago White Sox 3 Cincinnati 10, Chicago Cubs (ss) 0 L.A. Angels 7, Arizona 2 San Francisco 6, Seattle 1 Chicago Cubs (ss) 5, L.A. Dodgers 3, 10 innings Colorado 3, Cleveland 1 Today’s Games St. Louis vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss), 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Washington, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Kansas City (ss), 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Colorado, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Baltimore (ss), 6:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. San Diego, 8:05 p.m. Texas vs. San Francisco, 8:05 p.m.

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB d-Boston........................46 15 .754 — d-Chicago......................43 18 .705 3 d-Miami..........................43 20 .683 4 Orlando..........................40 23 .635 7 Atlanta...........................37 26 .587 10 New York.......................32 29 .525 14 Philadelphia...................32 30 .516 14 1/2 Indiana...........................27 35 .435 19 1/2 ————————————————— Charlotte........................26 36 .419 20 1/2 Milwaukee......................23 38 .377 23 Detroit............................23 41 .359 24 1/2 New Jersey...................19 43 .306 27 1/2 Toronto..........................17 46 .270 30 Washington....................16 46 .258 30 1/2 Cleveland.......................12 50 .194 34 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct GB d-San Antonio...............51 12 .810 — Dallas.............................45 17 .726 5 1/2 d-L.A. Lakers.................45 19 .703 6 1/2 d-Oklahoma City...........39 22 .639 11 Denver...........................37 27 .578 14 1/2 New Orleans.................37 28 .569 15 Portland.........................35 27 .565 15 1/2 Memphis........................35 29 .547 16 1/2 —————————————————— Phoenix..........................32 29 .525 18 Utah...............................33 30 .524 18 Houston.........................32 32 .500 19 1/2 Golden State.................27 35 .435 23 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................23 40 .365 28 Sacramento...................15 45 .250 34 1/2 Minnesota......................15 49 .234 36 1/2 NOTE: Top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs; d-division leader ——— Sunday’s Games Chicago 87, Miami 86 L.A. Lakers 99, San Antonio 83 Detroit 113, Washington 102 Philadelphia 125, Golden State 117, OT New York 92, Atlanta 79 New Orleans 96, Cleveland 81 Oklahoma City 122, Phoenix 118, OT Memphis 104, Dallas 103 Boston 89, Milwaukee 83 Today’s Games L.A. Clippers at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Portland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Utah at New York, 6:30 p.m. New Orleans at Chicago, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m. Portland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Southeastern Conference

At Atlanta First Round Thursday Georgia vs. Auburn, Noon Ole Miss vs. South Carolina, 2:30 p.m. Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. LSU, 9 p.m. Quarterfinals Friday Alabama vs. Georgia-Auburn winner, Noon Kentucky vs. Ole Miss-South Carolina winner, 2:30 p.m. Florida vs. Arkansas-Tennessee winner, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Vanderbilt-LSU winner, 9 p.m.

Conference USA

At El Paso, Texas First Round Wednesday East Carolina vs. UCF, Noon Southern Miss vs. Tulane, 2:30 p.m. Marshall vs. Houston, 6:30 p.m. SMU vs. Rice, 9 p.m. Quarterfinals Thursday UAB vs. East Carolina-UCF winner, Noon Memphis vs. Southern Miss-Tulane winner, 2:30 p.m. UTEP vs. Marshall-Houston winner, 6:30 p.m. Tulsa vs. SMU-Rice winner, 9 p.m.

SWAC

At Garland, Texas First Round Wednesday Jackson St. vs. Prairie View, 12:30 p.m. Texas Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 8 p.m. Thursday MVSU vs. Grambling St., 12:30 p.m. Alabama St. vs. Alabama A&M, 8 p.m.

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Sunday’s Scores EAST Boston College 84, Wake Forest 68

SOUTH Florida St. 72, N.C. State 62 Georgia Tech 66, Miami 57

MIDWEST Ohio St. 93, Wisconsin 65 Penn St. 66, Minnesota 63

TOURNAMENT

Missouri Valley Conference Championship Indiana St. 60, Missouri St. 56 Southern Conference Semifinals Coll. of Charleston 63, Furman 58 Wofford 86, W. Carolina 72 Sun Belt Conference Quarterfinals Ark.-Little Rock 59, Arkansas St. 52 Middle Tennessee 73, Fla. International 38 North Texas 78, Florida Atlantic 64 W. Kentucky 81, Louisiana-Lafayette 76 West Coast Conference Semifinals Gonzaga 71, San Francisco 67 Saint Mary’s, Calif. 73, Santa Clara 64

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Southeastern Conference

At Nashville, Tenn. Semifinals March 5 Tennessee 82, Georgia 58 Kentucky 69, Vanderbilt 56 Championship Sunday Tennessee 90, Kentucky 65

Conference USA

At El Paso, Texas First Round UAB vs. Marshall, 1 p.m. Memphis vs. Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m. East Carolina vs. Tulsa, 6 p.m. SMU vs. UTEP, 8:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Thursday UCF vs. UAB-Marshall winner, 1 p.m. Rice vs. Memphis-Southern Miss winner, 3:30 p.m. Tulane vs. East Carolina-Tulsa winner, 6 p.m. Houston vs. SMU-UTEP winner, 8:30 p.m.

Southwestern Athletic Conference

At Garland, Texas First Round Wednesday Prairie View vs. Jackson State, 10 a.m. Southern vs. Alabama State, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Alcorn State vs. Grambling State, 10 a.m. Alabama A&M vs. MVSU, 5:30 p.m.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 400 Results

Sunday At Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nev. Lap length: 1.5 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 267 laps, 134.4 rating, 47 points. 2. (15) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 267, 133.4, 44. 3. (23) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 267, 118.5, 42. 4. (2) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 267, 108.4, 41. 5. (8) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 267, 93.7, 39. 6. (9) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 267, 108, 39. 7. (17) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 267, 83.8, 37. 8. (33) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 267, 92.3, 36. 9. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 267, 93.3, 36. 10. (19) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 267, 88.1, 34. 11. (1) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 267, 83.3, 34. 12. (18) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 267, 94.4, 33. 13. (25) David Reutimann, Toyota, 267, 88.6, 32. 14. (30) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 267, 70.6, 30. 15. (28) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 267, 73.3, 30. 16. (14) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 267, 73.8, 28. 17. (26) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 267, 76.8, 27. 18. (10) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 267, 70.6, 26. 19. (7) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 267, 76.3, 25. 20. (16) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 267, 68.1, 0. 21. (21) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 267, 62.1, 23. 22. (42) David Ragan, Ford, 267, 59.5, 22. 23. (6) Joey Logano, Toyota, 266, 88.5, 21. 24. (24) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 266, 57.2, 20. 25. (27) Casey Mears, Toyota, 266, 48.8, 19. 26. (20) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 265, 53, 18. 27. (11) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 264, 51.9, 17. 28. (4) Greg Biffle, Ford, 264, 105.3, 17. 29. (29) Mike Skinner, Ford, 262, 42.3, 0. 30. (37) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, 262, 40.2, 14. 31. (38) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 261, 42.3, 13. 32. (40) Andy Lally, Chevrolet, 261, 35.6, 12. 33. (39) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 261, 34.3, 0. 34. (34) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 260, 40.3, 11. 35. (41) Tony Raines, Ford, 258, 31, 9. 36. (13) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, accident, 193, 83, 9. 37. (35) David Gilliland, accident, 147, 45.1, 7. 38. (5) Kyle Busch, Toyota, engine, 107, 84.8, 6. 39. (12) Regan Smith, Chevy, engine, 77, 52, 5.

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J.J. Yeley, Chevy, rear gear, 45, 32.9, 4. Michael McDowell, brakes, 41, 29.4, 3. Joe Nemechek, transmission, 34, 27.8, 0. Landon Cassill, rear gear, 32, 29.1, 0.

Sprint Cup standings 1. Tony Stewart................................................... 113 2. Kurt Busch..................................................... 113 3. Carl Edwards................................................. 106 4. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 106 5. Ryan Newman............................................... 103 6. Paul Menard.................................................... 96 7. Martin Truex Jr................................................ 95 8. Denny Hamlin.................................................. 95 9. AJ Allmendinger............................................... 94 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 91 11. Mark Martin.................................................... 91 12. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 87

NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF d-Philadelphia..65 40 19 6 86 208 d-Boston..........65 38 19 8 84 199 d-Washington..66 36 20 10 82 176 Pittsburgh........67 38 21 8 84 193 Tampa Bay......65 37 21 7 81 195 Montreal...........66 36 23 7 79 176 N.Y. Rangers...68 35 29 4 74 193 Buffalo.............65 32 25 8 72 189 ———————————————— Carolina...........66 31 26 9 71 191 Toronto............66 29 28 9 67 173 Atlanta.............66 27 28 11 65 184 New Jersey.....65 30 31 4 64 139 Florida..............66 26 31 9 61 165 N.Y. Islanders..67 25 32 10 60 184 Ottawa.............65 22 34 9 53 147

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GA 174 152 166 166 198 167 164 187 201 202 214 168 184 213 206

GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Vancouver....67 42 16 9 93 216 155 d-Detroit...........66 39 19 8 86 219 193 d-San Jose......66 38 22 6 82 185 167 Chicago...........66 37 23 6 80 218 182 Calgary............68 35 24 9 79 207 193 Phoenix............67 34 23 10 78 191 194 Dallas...............65 35 23 7 77 180 183 Los Angeles....65 36 25 4 76 180 159 ————————————————— Anaheim..........66 35 26 5 75 182 193 Minnesota........66 34 25 7 75 171 174 Nashville..........66 33 24 9 75 167 156 Columbus........64 31 26 7 69 176 191 St. Louis..........65 28 28 9 65 177 194 Colorado..........65 26 31 8 60 185 224 Edmonton........66 23 35 8 54 169 215 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss; Top eight teams in each conference make the playoffs d-division leader ——— Sunday’s Games New Jersey 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO N.Y. Rangers 7, Philadelphia 0 Washington 3, Florida 2, OT Buffalo 3, Minnesota 2, OT Calgary 3, Nashville 2 Vancouver 3, Anaheim 0 Today’s Games Washington at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Columbus at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-9-8 La. Pick 4: 2-4-3-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-1 La. Pick 4: 9-5-7-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-7-7 La. Pick 4: 5-9-5-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-0-1 La. Pick 4: 0-0-2-9 Easy 5: 8-15-18-31-37 La. Lotto: 5-08-10-24-28-35 Powerball: 7-31-50-51-58 Powerball: 6; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-7-0 La. Pick 4: 0-3-1-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-0-9 La. Pick 4: 3-5-3-3 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-3 La. Pick 4: 7-8-7-5 Easy 5: 6-14-21-26-36 La. Lotto: 18-21-22-30-35-40 Powerball: 2-23-31-42-48 Powerball: 21; Power play: 2


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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “The Punisher” — An FBI agent, Thomas Jane, becomes a gun-toting vigilante after a crooked businessman, John Travolta, orders hit men to murder his family./8:30 on Spike ■ SPORTS College basketball — Championship week kicks into high gear with everyone’s favorite Cinderella, Gonzaga, needing to beat St. Mary’s in the West Coast Conference tournament championship game to clinch a spot in the NCAA Tournament./8 on ESPN Thomas Jane ■ PRIMETIME “Mad Love” — Kate is overprotective when her younger sister, Julia, visits New York for the first time; Connie and Larry try to help each other pick up dates at the bar./7:30 on CBS

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Willard Scott, TV personality, 77; Chris White, rock musician, 68; John Heard, actor, 65; Peter Wolf, rock singer, 65; Ernie Isley, rhythm-and-blues singer-musician, 59; Bryan Cranston, actor, 55; Wanda Sykes, comedian, 47; Taylor Dayne, singeractress, 46; Peter Sarsgaard, actor, 40; Rachel Weisz, actress, 40; Jenna Fischer, actress, 37. ■ DEATH John Lounge — Three-time space shuttle crew member John Lounge, who was part of the first shuttle mission after the 1986 shuttle Challenger disaster, has died at age 64. NASA said in a statement that Lounge died in Houston on Tuesday. A cause of death wasn’t released. The Navy veteran joined the U.S. astronaut corps in 1980 and flew his first mission aboard the shuttle Discovery in 1985. His second mission came in 1988, when he was part of a shuttle Discovery mission that was the first flight after Challenger blew up during launch. The Denver native’s last flight came aboard Columbia in 1990.

PEOPLE

Larry King to host Peabody Awards

Larry King

Larry King will host this year’s George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony. King will announce the awards at the May 23 ceremony in New York. The award, which recognizes excellence in electronic media, was established in 1940 and is administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Depp’s ‘Rango’ corrals $38M opening “Rango” has lassoed the top spot at the box office. The animated Paramount film featuring Johnny Depp as the voice of a Wild West chameleon sheriff rode into town with a $38 million debut, according to studio estimates released Sunday. “Rango,” which was directed by “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise maestro Gore Verbinski, is the first animated feature from Industrial Light and Magic, the special effects studio founded by George Lucas in 1975. Universal’s mind-bending thriller “The Adjustment Bureau,” starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, debuted in the No. 2 spot with $20.9 million. CBS Films’ fantasy tale “Beastly” with Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens opened at No. 3 with $10.1 million, rounding out the weekend’s top three films.

Cyrus meets impression as ‘SNL’ host Miley Cyrus has met her “Saturday Night Live” impression while lampooning a fellow teen pop star herself. Cyrus hosted “SNL” on Saturday night, leading to an inevitable face-off between the 18-yearold singer and cast member Vanessa Bayer’s parody. But Cyrus appeared on Bayer’s “The Miley Cyrus Show” not as herself, but 17-year-old Justin Bieber. Cyrus played Bieber as too hip to use Bayer’s enthusiastic “pretty cool” catch phrase. Miley In other sketches, Cyrus also played Fergie and Cyrus Lindsay Lohan. Her Lohan impression occurred during a sketch with cast members portraying Charlie Sheen as the host of a TV show called “Duh! Winning!” with Lohan, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and fashion designer John Galliano as guests.

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Woman arrested in mom impersonation A Washington state woman suspected of pension fraud was arrested when she tried to open a bank account in her dead mother’s name while disguised as her mother, authorities said. Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo said 59-year-old Loewen B. Craft was wearing a gray wig and makeup to make her look older when she arrived this week at a credit union branch in Ferndale, Wash. The sheriff alleges Craft fraudulently collected more than $145,000 in pension benefits since her mother, Betty Becker, died in 2007. Detective John Allgire was waiting at the credit union. He arrested Craft for investigation of first-degree identity theft, criminal impersonation and multiple counts of forgery. The sheriff said the scheme began to unravel when the detective started investigating an unrelated arson case. He learned that Becker had been admitted to St. Joseph hospital in 2007 and died on April 23, 2007.

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Too much Sheen: Good for ratings, bad for actor? NEW YORK (AP) — Of all the thousands upon thousands of words said, written or broadcast about Charlie Sheen in the past week, one pithy tweet might have best summed up the seemingly endless appetite for all things Charlie. “Haven’t heard anything from (hashtag)CharlieSheen lately,” comedian Norm MacDonald tweeted. “I hope he’s still not all right.” Not to worry — there was much more Sheen to come, and he was still not all right. With production halted on his toprated “Two and a Half Men,” the self-proclaimed “Vatican assassin warlock” was ragging on his bosses, insisting he was clean while barely sounding coherent, and fighting for custody of his twin toddlers. And soon, the apparently unlimited forum he was being given was raising questions about the media’s role in all of it. Were they, to use a term from the addiction world, “enabling” Sheen to continue on what seemed to many a path dangerous to his career, his health and his family? To use a stronger word, were they exploiting him? And if yes, did that matter?

With production halted on his top-rated ‘Two and a Half Men,’ the self-proclaimed ‘Vatican assassin warlock’ was ragging on his bosses, insisting he was clean while barely sounding coherent, and fighting for custody of his twin toddlers. And soon, the apparently unlimited forum he was being given was raising questions about the media’s role in all of it. To what extent, if any, did the media have a responsibility to consider what’s best for their subject — especially a rich TV star aggressively courting publicity? What seemed clear is that we were watching one of the most astonishingly visible celebrity meltdowns in memory. Sheen’s ramblings promoting his new lifestyle — not bipolar, but “biwinning,” he called it — took him from NBC’s “Today” to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” to ABC’s “20/20,” and onward. (The Associated Press also interviewed Sheen.) By the weekend, his record-setting Twitter feed was closing in on 2 million followers, SiriusXM Radio had broadcast 24

hours of straight Sheen on a special channel, Tiger Blood Radio, and he’d done his own 50-minute Internet show, “Sheen’s Korner.” How much coverage would be enough, and would it ever stop? The harshest criticism came not from the addiction community or mental health professionals, but from media critics. “Enabling is exactly the right word,” said prominent media blogger Jeff Jarvis. “The drug Sheen is on right now is attention, and he’s overdosing on that drug. This is a cynical act by the media. It’s exploitation.” In an interview, Jarvis raised the possibility some

have raised in interviews with Sheen: that he may have bipolar disorder. “If what we’re seeing is bipolar disorder, then it isn’t Charlie Sheen we are hearing right now — it’s the disorder,” he said. “And we are delaying his recovery.” Jarvis wasn’t alone. “The coverage has become excessive, even dangerous,” wrote Julie Moos on the website of the Poynter Institute. Kansas City Star TV critic Aaron Barnhart wrote that the media should stop returning Sheen’s texts and calls, and instead should be “using their journalism to identify the people around Charlie who can actually get him into a rehab facility — against his will if necessary.” Not surprisingly, the networks did not agree. “Not at all,” said ABC’s Andrea Canning, when asked by media critic Howard Kurtz on CNN Sunday whether she’d had any hesitation about her extensive interview with Sheen for “20/20,” which generated huge ratings. “I dont know if you can really stop the train once people are this interested in it.”

Kate chooses McQueen designer, newspaper says LONDON (AP) — A leading British newspaper reported Sunday that Sarah Burton, creative director of the Alexander McQueen fashion house, has been chosen to design Kate Middleton’s wedding gown. But both Burton and the company’s chief execuKate tive deny the Middleton claim. The Sunday Times story said Burton has received the plum assignment, then quotes her and McQueen CEO Jonathan Akeroyd saying this is not the case. Both flatly denied the McQueen house is involved. The paper did not name any sources, suggesting the information had reached the newspaper after Akeroyd told a colleague about receiving the royal gig. The contradictory story, which buzzed throughout Facebook and Twitter, did not clarify one of the central mysteries surrounding the April 29 wedding of Middleton and Prince William: Who will actually design the gown she wears for her transformation

British fashion designer Sarah Burton from commoner to princess? The emphatic denials from the top people at McQueen would seem to indicate that the story is not true, but the circumstances surrounding

the fashion assignment of the year (or perhaps the decade) make the situation somewhat cloudy. Just two weeks ago, British Fashion Council chief executive Caroline Rush told The Associated Press that whoever had been chosen would be bound by the terms of the agreement to do everything possible to keep his or her role secret until Middleton walks down the aisle before the eyes of 1,900 invited guests and a vast global television audience. “Whoever has the honor will be sure not to leak it, that’s the agreement,” she said as London Fashion Week closed without the identity of the designer being made public. If word of the assignment

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has in fact leaked out, the designer would be in the awkward position of either breaking the terms of a contract by confirming his or her role or misleading the media and denying it in an effort to squelch the story. As a result, the company’s denial does not necessarily mean the McQueen house has not been chosen, fashion experts said Sunday, although some view the McQueen house as an unlikely winner, in part because of the publicity surrounding McQueen’s suicide early last year.


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Kidney disease is price paid for neglected blood pressure Dear Abby: Like many other young adults, I was too busy establishing a career during my 20s and early 30s to care much about diet and exercise. I felt healthy, so I saw no need to change my lifestyle. My doctor had told me my blood pressure was elevated during a number of my yearly physical exams, but I didn’t ask any questions and took no action. Then one morning, I walked into my doctor’s office complaining of a severe headache and nausea. I was sent to the hospital with a dangerously high blood pressure reading. After just a few tests, I was told I had chronic kidney disease. Even though it can be silent and cause no symptoms, high blood pressure should

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not be ignored. It is a leading cause of kidney disease, and because I didn’t pay attention, my kidneys began to shut down. Abby, please tell your readers who are at risk for chronic kidney disease (and that’s anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes or a family history of CKD) to check how their kidneys are functioning. I found out — too late — how important it is. — Aziza M., New York City Dear Aziza: Of course I will

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: There is a strong possibility that you will establish a number of new relationships with certain people whom you’ve always thought of as special. With their influence, you’ll be able to realize a number of major achievements. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Companions are likely to respond to your requests if you appeal more to their emotions than to their logic. This will be especially true with people whom you’ve helped in the past. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t be surprised if friends look to you for advice and direction in all the shared involvements you have with them. When asked, take the helm and lead the way. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you sense the odds are tilted in your favor when it comes to competitive, career situations, rejoice, as long as you don’t make the mistake of underestimating the competition. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Be optimistic regarding the outcome of an important career situation that has looked rather bleak. You’d be right in thinking that your ship is coming in at last. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You have the ability to mastermind important work-related situations that have stymied others, when you run across certain factors they have overlooked. Be alert and on your toes. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — The best way to win brownie points with your friends is to be sensitive to their needs. There is little you can do wrong in their eyes if thoughtfulness is your first consideration. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This could be the day that you’ve been waiting for, to negotiate a few points with the boss that you hope would improve circumstances at work. Speak up if you get the chance. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — It behooves you not to be too reticent about revealing your feelings to someone you recently met and whom you find appealing. Don’t be too pushy, but remember, romance eludes the faint of heart. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Even if the methods you use appear to confound observers, if they work for you in achieving your goals, go ahead and apply them. Like Woody Allen and Larry David, use whatever works. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Get out and pound the pavement, because your sales skills are likely to be honed to a razor’s edge at this point in time. Promote anything you truly believe in. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your keen mind could award you with certain advantages concerning your financial affairs. All that is required of you is a good challenge that spurs you to action. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Something a bit mysterious will add an appealing dimension to your personality. Don’t think you have to play a role, just relax and be yourself, and things will take care of themselves.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I was recently reading in the newspaper that a coach in California canceled three basketball games because some of the team members were not maintaining a C average. I completely disagree with that decision. Sports and other extracurricular activities are an important part of a student’s education. He should be permitted to play sports regardless of his grades, as long as he attends school. If a student has a D average, is he forced to drop metal or wood shop? How about math and English — is he forced to drop either of these classes? Of course not. Why then should he be forced to drop sports? Participation in sports does a lot for school spirit and is a great health conditioner. For some, participating in sports is the only thing keeping them in school. Remember, not all athletes come from two-parent, loving homes. Many come from dysfunctional homes and often have a battered self-esteem. I have seen athletics and other so-called “extracurricular” programs change a teen’s life for the better. Experiences gained from these programs enrich a student’s life and give this person a greater value in the job market. Isn’t this what school activities are all about? Under the “C or don’t play” rule, the student athlete is punished if his average drops below C. If Johnny is a D-plus student and doesn’t participate in school athletics, he isn’t punished at all. — Mother, Rochester, Minn. Mother: You make some good points, but you must be aware that athletics are an extracurricular activity, and the athlete does not receive credit for graduation for being involved in athletics. Also, an athlete spends much time at practice and conditioning — occasionally, time for academics suffers. By maintaining a C or better average, the coach feels comfortable that his players are doing well in the classroom. I applaud the coach for his strict academic code for being eligible to participate athletically. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

pass on your warning. According to the National Kidney Foundation, more than 26 million adults and thousands of American children have chronic kidney disease — and most of them don’t know they have it. In addition, millions of people who have diabetes, hypertension and other diseases are unaware that they, too, are at risk for developing it. Readers, March 10 is World Kidney Day. The National Kidney Foundation is offering free screenings during the month of March through the Kidney Early Evaluation Program in cities and towns around the country. With more than 50 local offices nationwide, the NKF provides early detection screen-

ings and other vital patient and community services. To find a screening near you, visit www.kidney.org. Dear Abby: One day, after dropping my son “Wyatt” off at day care, I looked back and saw an older kid push him and take away my son’s toy. I was furious. What happened next restored my faith and softened my heart. A little girl walked over, handed Wyatt the toy she had been playing with and patted him on the head! I was very moved that someone so young understood compassion and was willing to give up something she enjoyed so my son wouldn’t be upset. Abby, please remind your readers that the littlest gesture can change someone’s life. I’m glad I stopped to take

Miranel, decolorized iodine work at killing nail fungus Dear Dr. Gott: In a recent column, you referred to two possible cures for toenail fungus other than menthol salve. One was an over-thecounter product, and the other was a soaking agent. Could you please relate what these two potential cures are? Dear Reader: The article to which you are probably referring can be found on my website at www.AskDrGottMD.com/nail-fungus-homeremedies. There are many home remedies for nail fungus, some more successful (based on reader input) than others. I believe one of the products you are referring to is Miranel, which is available over-the-counter at Walgreens. It is applied directly to the toenail and surrounding skin daily using the applicator brush provided. Another product that has been successful is decolorized iodine, also known as white iodine. This product might also improve weak, brittle nails. As for soaking agents, I have received several letters regarding white vinegar. Some people soak a cotton ball and then apply it to the affected nail several times a day, while others simply dilute the vinegar with warm water and soak the whole foot. This may also help with athlete’s foot. Others have chosen to use diluted bleach in a similar manner. Many years ago, I recommended a foot soak using Pau d’Arco tea. The feet have to be soaked several times a day. I have since stopped recommending it because the above remedies appear to be readily available, easier, less expensive and provide better results. Dear Dr. Gott: Can you please reprint your colon cocktail and grape arthritis drink recipes? Dear Reader: My colon cocktail is simply equal portions of applesauce, bran and prune juice. Take 1 or 2 tablespoons each morning to prevent and/or remedy constipation. Be sure to store any extra in the refrigerator. It is best to prepare it in small batches because it lasts only up to three or four days once mixed. The arthritis drink is 8 ounces of purple grape juice mixed with 1 tablespoon of liquid pectin. This can be used up to three times a day until symptoms are under control, and then most users continue with a maintenance dose of one glass per day. Some readers have used apple or light grape juice. Another popular remedy for arthritis is a castor-oil rub. The oil is massaged onto the affected joint once or twice a day. For those who prefer a warming or cooling effect, Castiva may be preferable because it is made with a castor-oil base and warming capsaicin. Dear Dr. Gott: Some time ago, you mentioned a specific shampoo that seemed to have hair-restorative properties. I forgot to write down the name of that shampoo and would like to know if you remember it. Thanks.

ASK THE DOCTOR Dr. PETER

GOTT

Dear Reader: You are likely referring to Tresemme Silk Protein Healthy Volume Shampoo and Tresemme Vitamin E Conditioner. Other readers have also had success with other types of Tresemme shampoos and conditioners that contain biotin and B vitamins. Other remedies include supplemental biotin, folic acid and/or B complex (which contains all the B vitamins). Overthe-counter Rogaine may also be beneficial but is relatively expensive, and any results achieved will reverse if the product is stopped.

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

another look at my son that day. I can’t thank that little girl enough. — Thankful for Little Ones, Lemay, Mo. Dear Thankful: I’m glad you stopped for that second look, too. You are absolutely right that the smallest gesture can change someone’s life — and that statement applies to people of every age and from

every walk of life. There are angels among us, and you saw one of the littlest.

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


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THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: TO THE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF TRINA EASTMAN ALSO KNOWN AS TRINA CROSS, AND THE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF ROBERT H. EASTMAN, II, DECEASED You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Rutha Eastman, Individually and behalf of the heirs at Law of Robert H. Eastman, II, Deceased, Plaintiff, seeking a judicial determination of the rightful heirs at law and statutory wrongful death beneficiaries of Robert H. Eastman, II, deceased. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to William M. Bost, Jr., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address and street address is 1221 Grove Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 21st DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 16th day of February, 2011. Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Warren County By: /s/ Mary Flaggs, D.C. (seal) Publish: 2/21, 2/28, 3/7(3t)

Monday, March 7, 2011 SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 16th day of June, 2009, HUBBARD REALTY, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, executed a certain Deed of Trust to ROBERT B. ANDREWS, Trustee for the benefit of RIVERHILLS BANK, which Deed of Trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1703 at Page 9; and WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS BANK, has substituted CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, in lieu of Robert B. Andrews, by instrument dated the 16th day of December, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office in Book1504 at Page 103; and WHEREAS, Default having been made and the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, RIVERHILLS BANK, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorneys fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Clyde E. Ellis, Substituted Trustee, will on the 9th day of March, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lot 254 in Square 47, according to the original plat of the City of Vicksburg described as follows: Beginning on the southern boundary line of Clay Street, a distance of 73.09 feet east of the Northwest Corner of Lot 254 and the southeast intersection of Clay and Adams Streets, and run thence along Clay Street North 90 degrees 00 seconds East 73.09 feet to a point, thence leaving Clay Street and run thence South 00 degrees West 86 feet, thence South 90 degrees 0 seconds West 73.09 feet to a point, thence North 00 degrees 00 minutes East 86 feet to the point of beginning. It is the intention to convey and it is hereby conveyed, whether correctly described or not, that certain lot, tract or parcel of property identified as Parcel Two in that certain Warranty Deed executed by Mary Odessa Bonelli to Webber E. Brewer and Carolyn D. Brewer, dated April 20, 1990 and recorded in Book 890 at Page 708 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 9th day of February, 2011. CLYDE E. ELLIS, Substituted Trustee PREPARED BY: Clyde E. Ellis, Esq., MSB#9352 ELLIS and ELLIS 1212 Farmer Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 (601) 638-0353 - Telephone Publish: 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7 (4t)

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Step this way to the top of your field! Job opportunities abound in the HELP WANTED SECTION of The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. Call 601-636-SELL 01. Legals ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, Mississippi, until 10:00 a.m., local time, April 4, 2011 at the Warren County Courthouse and shortly thereafter publicly opened for the construction of, base repairs, asphalt overlay, soil cementing and reclamation for the following County roads known as Fairways Paving Project 75(310): Pebble Beach Drive Grand Bear Circle Monteray Drive Sawgrass Point Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi State law and possess a Certificate of Responsibility issued by the Mississippi State Board of Public Contractors. The contract time for the work included in this contract is ninety (90) Calendar days. The Contract will be subject to liquidated damages of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per calendar day for each day in default after the stipulated completion date. The contract time will begin on the date specified in the written Notice to Proceed. Plans, specifications, and contract documents are on file and open to public inspection at the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County. One (1) copy of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be procured upon payment of $100.00 (by check made payable to "John E. McKee, Jr., Warren County Engineer) from John E. McKee, Jr., Warren County Engineer, 901 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The payment is non-refundable. Each bidder must deposit with his proposal a Bid Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid payable to Warren County as bid security. The successful bidder shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount awarded. Bidders shall also submit a current financial statement if requested by Warren County. Attorneys-in-fact who sign Bid Bonds or Payment Bonds and Performance Bonds must file with each bond a certified and effective dated copy of their power of attorney. Proposals shall be submitted in duplicate, sealed and deposited, with Warren County prior to the hour and date above designated. Each bidder shall write his Certificate of Responsibility number on the outside of the sealed envelope containing his proposal. For bids less than $50,000, a Certificate of Responsibility number is not required. Bidder shall note on the outside of the envelope containing the bid that the "bid is less than $50,000, CR No. not required". _______________________ Richard George, President Warren County Board of Supervisors Publish: 2/28, 3/7(2t) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: TO THE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF TRINA EASTMAN ALSO KNOWN AS TRINA CROSS, AND THE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW AND WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES OF ROBERT H. EASTMAN, II, DECEASED You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Rutha Eastman, Individually and behalf of the heirs at Law of Robert H. Eastman, II, Deceased, Plaintiff, seeking a judicial determination of the rightful heirs at law and statutory wrongful death beneficiaries of Robert H. Eastman, II, deceased. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to William M. Bost, Jr., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose post office address and street address is 1221 Grove Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 21st DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this the 16th day of February, 2011. Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Warren County By: /s/ Mary Flaggs, D.C. (seal)

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Supervisors of Warren County, Mississippi, until 10:00 a.m., local time, April 4, 2011 at the Warren County Courthouse and shortly thereafter publicly opened for the construction of, base repairs, asphalt overlay, and reclamation for the following County roads known as Forest Cove Paving Project 75(311): Manchester Drive Hunters Crest Circle Andover Circle Bidders must be qualified under Mississippi State law and possess a Certificate of Responsibility issued by the Mississippi State Board of Public Contractors. The contract time for the work included in this contract is sixty (60) Calendar days. The Contract will be subject to liquidated damages of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per calendar day for each day in default after the stipulated completion date. The contract time will begin on the date specified in the written Notice to Proceed. Plans, specifications, and contract documents are on file and open to public inspection at the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County. One (1) copy of the Plans, Specifications, and Contract Documents may be procured upon payment of $100.00 (by check made payable to "John E. McKee, Jr., Warren County Engineer) from John E. McKee, Jr., Warren County Engineer, 901 Jackson Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The payment is non-refundable. Each bidder must deposit with his proposal a Bid Bond or Certified Check in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the total bid payable to Warren County as bid security. The successful bidder shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in the amount of 100% of the contract amount awarded. Bidders shall also submit a current financial statement if requested by Warren County. Attorneys-in-fact who sign Bid Bonds or Payment Bonds and Performance Bonds must file with each bond a certified and effective dated copy of their power of attorney. Proposals shall be submitted in duplicate, sealed and deposited, with Warren County prior to the hour and date above designated. Each bidder shall write his Certificate of Responsibility number on the outside of the sealed envelope containing his proposal. For bids less than $50,000, a Certificate of Responsibility number is not required. Bidder shall note on the outside of the envelope containing the bid that the "bid is less than $50,000, CR No. not required". _______________________ Richard George, President Warren County Board of Supervisors Publish: 2/28, 3/7(2t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 16th day of June, 2009, HUBBARD REALTY, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, executed a certain Deed of Trust to ROBERT B. ANDREWS, Trustee for the benefit of RIVERHILLS BANK, which Deed of Trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1703 at Page 9; and WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS BANK, has substituted CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, in lieu of Robert B. Andrews, by instrument dated the 16th day of December, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office in Book1504 at Page 103; and WHEREAS, Default having been made and the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, RIVERHILLS BANK, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorneys fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, Clyde E. Ellis, Substituted Trustee, will on the 9th day of March, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West door of the County

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY B. MILLER, DECEASED JEAN A. ALFORD PETITIONER NO. 2009-130PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted to the undersigned on the 9th day of October, 2009, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, upon the Estate of Mary B. Miller, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from this date, or they will be forever barred. THIS the 18th day of December, 2009, /s/ Jean A. Alford JEAN A. ALFORD Publish: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY B. MILLER, DECEASED JEAN A. ALFORD PETITIONER NO. 2009-130PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted to the undersigned on the 9th day of October, 2009, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, upon the Estate of Mary B. Miller, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from this date, or they will be forever barred. THIS the 18th day of December, 2009, /s/ Jean A. Alford JEAN A. ALFORD Publish: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21(3t)

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29. Unfurnished Apartments 1101 JEFFERSON STREET. 2 Bedroom, 1 bath apartment, central air and heat, appliances included, no washer/ dryer hook-up, $300 deposit, $450 monthly. 601-636-5297. 1310 SOUTH STREET $375 monthly, central air and heat, appliances furnished. 601-529-4791. 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, 2 bedroom townhouse. Both $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

30. Houses For Rent 1455 PARKSIDE, lovely cul-de-sac, $1,350 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King, newly remodeled, $700 monthly. 732-768-5743 or 601-994-4212.

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

OAK PARK. 424 Evans, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood, ceramic, carpet, 10x16 building. 601-6194486, 601-750-6262. PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-de-sac. Reduced! Call Caroline 601415-7408. Not available for rent!

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

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

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REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

601-636-0502 Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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

No Utility Deposit Required

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

103 Pear Orchard Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-3116 vicksburgrealtyllc.com

35. Lots For Sale

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment FORD 3000 TRACTOR. Diesel, box blade, boom pole. Good tractor! $4200. 601-415-6479.

40. Cars & Trucks

601-636-6490

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Utilities Paid •

Bradford Ridge Apartments

Actual size: 3

Licensed in MS and LA

REALTORŽ•BUILDER•APPRAISER

George Mayer R/E Management

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601-638-2231

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg • 601-630-2921

Macey Renee ,B20oy10kin

2150 South Frontage Road

34. Houses For Sale

7.9 ACRES OFF Nailor Road on East Drive. Cul-desac. $58,000. 601-2180746.

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

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

MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Vicksburg city limits. 601619-9789.

28. Furnished Apartments

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

26. For Rent Or Lease

Completely Updated 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Wired workshop, Warren Central area. For appointment, 601-415-3022

McMillin Real Estate

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789. NEWLY REMODELED. 24X70, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Laminate/ ceramic flooring on 40 acre lake. $975 monthly. 601-218-9928, 601-638-0177.

Steven, 601-618-6113

PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/month. 601-638-4050.

34. Houses For Sale

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Member FDIC

D&D Tree Cutting

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

REGISTERED YORKIE 7 months old, $350. 601-5025563, 601-313-6149.

24. Business Services

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

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

1992 DODGE DAKOTA ExCab, V6, automatic, new tires, air conditioner, runs great, $2,995. 601-218-1940. 1997 BLACK GRAND Prix, 150,000 miles, air conditioning, leather, loaded, clean. $ 3,695, 601-218-1940 1997 Ford E150 Customized raised roof van, loaded, 150,000 miles $3,995. 601218-1940 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER. 4 door, only 86,000 miles, new tires, dual power seats, power windows/ locks, V6, good gas mileage, great condition. Call 601-218-9654 day, 601-636-0658, night.

1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO LS 7 passenger van. 4.3 liter V6, cold air/ with rear air. Clean, 193,000 miles, well maintained. $3500. 601-831-3245. 1998 CHEVROLET Z71 extended cab. Adult driven, power windows/ locks, tilt/ cruise, great condition. Call 601-218-9654 day, 601636-0658, night. 2000 NUBIRA DAE Woo. 4 door, purple/ white freshly painted Tinker Bell interior, new 18 inch rims, new battery, brakes, very smooth ride! $4200. 601-218-8306. 2001 DODGE DURANGO, 130,000 miles, loaded 3rd row seat, leather. $4,995. 601-218-1940 2003 BLACK TOYOTA Echo, 5 speed, new tires, 228,000 highway miles, $3,995. 601-218-1940. 2004 Jeep Liberty, 167,000 miles. Loaded ~ great condition. $ 5,995 601-2181940 2005 CHEVROVLET EX-CAB Z71, 196,000 miles, loaded $7,995 601-218-1940.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. FOR SALE OR trade. 1998 Buick Regal. Low mileage. 601-636-6195. MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2006 Toyota Tacoma XTRA Cab, 2 wheel drive, white, 107,000 miles. $9100. Please call 601-636-7523, extension 258. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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auntry Oakley Connor May-S January 17, 2011

Just bring or mail photo to: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Email photo to us at: classifieds@vicksburgpost.com 601-636-7355

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601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com


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