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Bill seeks courses for career track, not college By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

The project Five journalism students from the University of Mississippi spent two days in Vicksburg last month — to gather and report on the future of tourism in the area. Their stories, directed by reporter Steve Sanoski and Executive Editor Charlie Mitchell, are being published today through Friday.

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A tourist from Essex, England, photographs cannons at Battery De Golyer.

Military park looks ahead to 150th anniversary These stories are the second in a series by staff writer Steve Sanoski and journalism students from the University of Mississippi. On Tuesday: the need for public transit; and the lodging role in Vicksburg.

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By David Hopper For The Post The American Civil War took place from 1861 to 1865, with the Siege of Vicksburg, a major turning point, occurring about halfway through. Today, officials of the Vicksburg National Military Park are expecting 150th anniversary events, which will also continue for four years, to renew interest in the era and pique the next generation’s interest in history. More tourists would be welcomed, especially since Hurricane Katrina almost

halved park admissions. “This park is not a destination park,” Chief of Operations Rick Martin said. “It’s a park that

people see if they’re going between Dallas and Atlanta. Vicksburg is midway.” People en route South

to New Orleans would also stop, he said, but leisure travel in that direc-

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Vibrancy for residents might hold key to city future By Elizabeth Pearson For The Post The future of tourism in Vicksburg might be found closer to home than many residents realize. To succeed as a tourism town, Vicksburg needs to a good place for people to live, said Nancy Bell, executive director of the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation. And people who live here

need to remember that visitors want to see and experience history — and that requires more than markers telling where structures used to be. “Vicksburg has a Nancy bright future,” said Bell Bell, who has served in many capacities in nearly 30 years

Video The best kept tourism secret/ as a Vicksburg resident. She’s been president of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and developer and operator of the preservation foundation’s main property,

the Biedenharn Candy Company Museum, where Coca-Cola was first bottled. “I think that more buildings will be rehabbed and more people will want to come here because it will look more like a vibrant city,” Bell said. Few, if any, know more about Vicksburg’s eclectic architecture See Home, Page A7.

JACKSON — High school students who don’t want to go to college would have an option to pursue career-track studies under a bill being considered in the Mississippi Legislature. The House bill up for debate this week in the Senate outlines 20 course unit requirements for the socalled career track curriculum. Students who choose to go that route would still have to earn four units of English and at least three in math and three in science. “We’re not trying to dummy-down the curriculum,” said House Education Committee Chairman Cecil Brown, D-Jackson. “The whole (educational) system is focused on trying to move kids in a path to get a fouryear degree in college, but a number of kids don’t want to do that.” It’s a concept that’s been discussed for a while. Gov. Haley Barbour has said not all public school students should be encouraged to go to college if they’re not interested in pursuing a four-year degree. Some school districts already offer such curricula under the state Department of Education’s high school redesign program, which is still being expanded. Senate Education Committee Chairman Videt Carmichael said he’s hoping the changes could reduce the state’s 16 percent dropout rate. He said students often drop out of school because they’re bored, and not necessarily because the coursework is too difficult. “We’re talking about courses that are rigorous, but relevant to careers,” said Carmichael, R-Meridian. For instance, some English classes in the career track might focus on reading and See Careers, Page A8.

Fire injures woman, two children

Vicksburg firefighters work to extinguish a blaze on Oak Street Sunday afternoon that sent a woman and her two grandchildren to a burn center in Georgia.

Oak Street blaze destoys three homes By Tish Butts Two children and their grandmother were at a Georgia burn center this morning after a roaring blaze Sunday afternoon shot flames high into the sky, destroyed their home and two of their neighbors’ homes on Oak Street.

Barbara Evans, 57, Stephon Evans, 8, and Robert Evans, 4, were flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, transferred from River Region Medical Center. A spokesman for the burn center, Anne Cordeiro, said all three were in serious condition this morning. “They were burned pretty bad, most of the body on the

children,” said Vicksburg Fire Chief Charles Atkins. “That’s pretty bad on a child.” The fire at their home at 2314 Oak St., was reported at about 2:30, and it quickly spread to homes just feet away north and south, at 2312 and 2316 Oak. The three were among See Fire, Page A8.

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Armed robbery reported on Military Avenue Two men described only as black, about 6 feet tall and roughly 20 to 25 years old were being sought today after an armed robbery at the corner of Military Avenue and Ben Bolia Street reported Friday afternoon, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. The victim reported being approached by the men, one of whom had a handgun, around 1:30 p.m. while walking along the street. The men demanded money, took $60 and fled on foot through a nearby neighborhood, the victim reported.

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippians might be drinking as much as they ever have, but they aren’t drinking the good stuff Despite a downtrodden economy and jobless rates in double-digits, Mississippians continued to reach for the wine and spirits in 2009. While they drank more liquor last year, people turned to cheaper brands, according to a recently released report by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, a national trade association for the alcoholic beverage industry. The study also revealed that consumers drank more at home and less in bars and restaurants in an effort to ease the strain on the family budget. “Instead of buying Grey Goose (vodka) every two weeks, I get Smirnoff,” said James Richards, who is retired and lives in Jackson. “In bad times, you have to save a nickel when you can. If I want a mixed drink, I make it at home.” Charlie Abraham, general manager for Hal & Mal’s Restaurant & Bar, has been with the popular downtown Jack-


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City man jailed on Texas warrant A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning without bond, awaiting extradition to Texas on a warrant for assaulting a public servant, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart. Edward Matthew Dill, 23, 705 Longview St., was arrested Friday at 7:25 p.m. after being involved in a traffic accident in the 1400 block of North Frontage Road, said

Stewart. Officers discovered the outstanding warrant from Brazoria County, which encompasses parts of the southern Houston metro area, while running a check of Dill’s license, he said.

Stolen truck found on Bazinsky Road Police recovered a stolen 2003 Dodge Dakota Sunday morning that had been reported missing from the 100 block of Meadowbrook Drive on Thursday, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. The pickup was found abandoned in the 200 block

of Bazinsky Road at 7:06 a.m. and was returned to its owner. No damage was reported to the vehicle, said Stewart.

Purse, cash missing on Locust Street A purse and cash were reported missing following a residential burglary Saturday afternoon in the 400 block of Locust Street, said Lt. Bobby Stewart The robbery was reported at 12:35 p.m. The victim valued the purse at $25 and said it contained $750 in cash.


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At a glance A look at Mississippi liquor sales: 2008 • Wine — 1.01 million cases. $69.3 million • Spirits — 1.66 million cases. $205.2 million. • Totals — 2.67 million cases. $274.5 million. son establishment for more than two decades. He said that the dismal economy put a significant dent in business last year. “Last summer was the worst I’ve seen in 23 years with Hal & Mal’s,” he said. “I’m not surprised by the report — lots of people are still drinking, but they’re staying home. Folks aren’t drinking at bars.” Consumption of distilled spirits in Mississippi was up by 4 percent in 2009. Nationally, 2009 sales volume growth stood at only 1.4 percent, but revenues held steady at $18.7 billion, the DSC report cited. “Our sales were down 10 percent last year as opposed to 2008,” said Chris Jacobs,

2009 • Wine — 1.03 million cases. $69.3 million. • Spirits — 1.68 million cases. $204.3 million. • Totals — 2.71 million cases. $273.6 million. Source: Mississippi State Tax Commission

owner of Jackson’s Sportsman’s Lodge. “But, people still bought the same amount of premium liquor and beer.We just didn’t have the volume of customers as we did in 2008.” The state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), an arm of the Mississippi State Tax Commission that regulates the sale and consumption of alcohol, garnered a net profit of a little over $50 million — with alcohol and sales taxes added, the total ABC collections for FY 2009 was $91.6 million. Surprisingly, beer sales were down in Mississippi last year. In 2009, there were 72 million gallons of beer purchased, compared to nearly 73 million the previous year. The actual

GREENWOOD (AP) — Following one of Leflore County’s most infamous murders, Robert Rowland traded the possibility of the gas chamber for a minimum of 42 years. Now, after three decades behind bars, he wants to cut his sentence short through an appeal pending before the Mississippi Supreme Court. Rowland, then 20, along with two other Sunflower County men, Keith Ouzts, 19, and Donald Keeton, 18, admitted to shooting Paul Hughes and James Campbell at the Leflore County Country Club during an armed robbery of a poker game in 1979. All three of the accused pleaded guilty to two counts of capital murder during the commission of an armed robbery. They also pleaded guilty to two counts of armed robbery involving two other men at the poker game, O.B. Singleton and Pat Bolton. They received two consecutive life sentences each for the murder convictions, and two 24-year sentences for the armed robberies. In 2007, Rowland appealed the armed robbery convictions, claiming double jeopardy. Circuit Judge Ashley Hines and the state Court of Appeals denied the appeal, but the Mississippi Supreme Court agreed on Feb. 18 to hear it. Rowland is requesting the armed robbery convictions be dismissed. If those charges are cleared from his record, Rowland would be eligible for parole on the murder counts.

difference was 955,587 gallons bought, according to data compiled by the ABC. “What we have seen is a steady progression of selling more product (wine and spirits), but the selling price is lower,” said Kathy Waterbury, spokeswoman for the Tax Commission, which oversees ABC. “For instance, the total number of cases sold for wine increased in 2009 by 1.9 percent ... but the sales value of those cases increased by only 0.1 percent.” Waterbury added that spirits cases sold were up 1.2 percent but sales value went down by a half percentage point. David Rushing estimates his customers are trading down but still buying. As operating partner for Joe T’s Wine & Spirits in Ridgeland, Rushing said people are still drinking, but they are spending less. “The same faces that come through the door that used to spend $50 are now spending $25,” he said. “A couple of years ago, my high-end wine sales started going down and since then, I’ve seen sales ticket after sales ticket get lower and lower.”

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Marine Winschel due in States Tuesday Vicksburg native Albert “Bert” Winschel was undergoing surgery to reconstruct his right hand this morning at a military base in Germany and is expected to be transferred to Bethesda (Md.) Naval Hospital Tuesday, his father said this morning. “The doctor told me, ‘Your son’s going to be in Bethesda for a long time,’” Winschel’s father, Terry Winschel, said this morning. “I think he means months because it’s not just for healing; it’s for rehabilitation, as well.” Winschel, a sergeant with the 3rd Force Reconnaissance with Marine Special Forces, was wounded Tuesday during a combat mission in southern Afghanistan. Since, the 23-year-old has undergone several surgeries, in Afghanistan and in Germany. Terry Winschel said he and Bert’s mother, Therese Winschel, a respiratory therapist, will travel to Bethesda Naval Hospital to see their son as soon as possible after his arrival.

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Boy, 3, killed when thrown Suspected gunman killed outside Walmart in Texas from ATV in Jones County HATTIESBURG (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is dead after the ATV he was riding on with other children flipped on its side in Jones County. The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said the boy was one of three children, ages 3 to 11, riding in a four-wheel Arctic Cat Prowler driven by an 18-year-old. Sheriff Alex Hodge said the driver lost control of the ATV around 11:30 a.m. in the

Hebron community, causing it to flip over and eject the three passengers. The other passengers suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene. The Arctic Cat Prowler is a two-seat ATV with a basket in the back. Officials said the occupants of the ATV were observed wearing helmets prior to the accident.

Mississippi Sen. Jack Gordon upgraded from critical to good JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi state Sen. Jack Gordon remained hospitalized today but his condition has been upgraded from critical to good. Officials haven’t said why the 66-year-old Democrat from Okolona was rushed early Sunday to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Peggy Wagner, a UMC spokesman, said today that Gordon was in “good condition.” Gordon is a longtime law-

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Committee. State Sen. Doug Davis said that Gordon was taken early Sunday to UMC and that doctors were running a series of tests.

COMMERCE, Texas — A man walked into a Walmart carrying at least two guns before engaging in a shootout with police outside the store, authorities said. The man was killed and an offduty officer in the store who had tried to stop him was injured. The shootout Sunday in the east Texas city of Commerce began when police received a call that shots had been fired from a car in nearby Greenville, about 50 miles northeast of Dallas, said City of Commerce spokesman Marty Cunningham. Commerce police intercepted the car just outside the city limits, where the man exchanged gunfire with officers, Cunningham said. He then drove to Walmart and entered the store “carrying a long gun and pistol,” the spokesman said. Cunningham said an offduty officer from another agency was in the store and saw the man leave. The officer tried to stop the suspect in front of the store, where the officer and Commerce police exchanged gunfire with the man. The off-duty officer was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries, Cunningham said. She said two

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the judicial watchdog agency recommended a public reprimand and a temporary suspension of Anderson. The commission alleged Anderson failed to issue rulings in cases, refused to timely rule in certain criminal cases and improperly held a defendant without bond, among other acts. Anderson has denied the allegations. • Andre J. Jones’ appeal of his 2008 conviction in Jones County in the death of Eric Rogers. Jones was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said Rogers was stabbed to death on July 17, 2007, at his home in Laurel. At trial, Jones claimed he acted in self defense. • Randy Lamar Tapper’s appeal of 2009 convictions in Jackson County for sexual battery against two children. Tapper was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus 75 years in prison. Prosecutors said the incidents occurred in summer 2006 while the two children stayed at Tapper’s trailer in Vancleave. They said the molestation was discovered after the children’s mother had them examined at Singing River Hospital.

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people inside the store at the time of the shooting were hospitalized after complaining of chest pains.

That’s according to inventories completed by the county last month. Board of Supervisors President Robert Graham said that the amount is significant even though the county claims more than 12,000 items valued at nearly $185 million in its 2009 inventory. Supervisors said they don’t suspect county employees.


Supervisors said they had wide latitude in restricting sale of beer and prohibiting consumption on public property. The ordinance applies to the Bogue Chitto River from Holmesville to the Bogue Chitto Water Park, and Topisaw Creek from Leatherwood Road to the Bogue Chitto River. The case is among dozens the Supreme Court will consider during the March-April term. The Supreme Court will decide a number of cases based on briefs filed by attorneys rather than oral arguments. Among them are: • The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance’s complaint against Lamar County Justice Court Judge Bill Anderson. Last November,



In defending the ordinance, the county cited hundreds of arrests made on the river for alcohol-related offenses, along with numerous injuries and several fatalities.

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State High court to hear arguments over Bogue Chitto alcohol ban JACKSON (AP) — Pike County and the owners of inner tube rental companies will square off before the Mississippi Supreme Court on March 30 in an ongoing dispute over a ban of sale of alcohol on heavily used stretches of the Bogue Chitto River and Topisaw Creek. The county enacted the ban in 2008 after local authorities and residents complained of numerous instances of public drunkenness, fighting, nudity and underage drinking among floating enthusiasts along the popular waterways. Ronnie Perry of Gator’s Tubing and Wendy Ryals of Dogwood Tube Rental challenged the county ordinance, arguing their businesses were hurt by the ban. In defending the ordinance, the county cited hundreds of arrests made on the river for alcohol-related offenses, along with numerous injuries and several fatalities. Law enforcement officials contended problems virtually ceased since the ban was enacted. Circuit Judge David Strong upheld the alcohol ban in August 2008.

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Searcy was in critical condition for two days at St. Francis Medical Center after being shot while on an aggravated assault call. Authorities said Michael Tanner was suspected of trying to run over people with a vehicle when Searcy accompanied another deputy to the scene. Searcy, with a stun gun in his hand, ordered Tanner to put his hands behind his head. Tanner pulled a handgun and fired. The bullet went in through the armhole of Searcy’s bulletproof vest, and ricocheted through the top of his spinal cord. Tanner was shot and killed by the other deputy.



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JACK VIX SAYS: It seems home fires are increasing.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Wallace Orr, a ship carpenter, dies. • J.A. Quackenboss leaves for north Louisiana.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Major Casey receives orders to annul the Yazoo Canal contract. • Judge W.K. McLaurin and District Attorney J.D. Thames form a partnership for practice of law.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 S. Bazinsky purchases a Reo automobile from F.J. Fisher. • J.J. O’Neill, Warren County representative, returns to Jackson. • O.W. Catchings, John Brunini and George Anderson are in Jackson where they will appear before the Legislature.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Major J.J. Hayes is in Jackson to consult with Gov. Lee Russell about a law permitting cities to increase their bonded indebtedness.• It is stated that the government may build a concrete road to the National Cemetery.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The Rev. and Mrs. J.C. Greenoe leave for Trenton, Mo., where Dr. Greenoe will be pastor of the First Baptist Church there. • Victor Bobb presents the American Legion with a bell.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Judge R.B. Anderson prepares to convene the March term of the Warren County criminal court. • E.H. Scott, of McComb, dies. • Mrs. Emily Cornelia Coe Edson, at one time art teacher at All Saints’ College, dies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 An exploratory group making an initial study regarding the proposed Mississippi River National Parkways is in the city. • Carr Central High School quartet wins superior rating at the District Six Choral Festival here.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Funeral services are held for K.L. Farris, Carlisle resident. • Mario Lanza stars in “For the First Time” at the Joy Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970


Joseph Maroone Sr., native Vicksburger, dies in Jackson. • Mr. and Mrs. John H. Dennis celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. • Mr. and Mrs. A. Miller Todd announce the birth of a daughter, Julia Tevis, on Feb. 26.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rials are the parents of a daughter, Violet Lee, on March 4. • Funeral services are held for John F. Schnetzier. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Houston announce the birth of a daughter, Jessica Renae, on March 6. • Leal F. Nuttall of Vicksburg is a member of the Student Alumni Association at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Economist respected, then kicked to the curb Remember back a little more than a year ago when it appeared the American economy was in free fall? Remember the talking heads and members of Congress invoking John Maynard Keynes and “Keynesian” economic theory? The world’s leading expert, the father of modern economics, endorses big government spending, even deficit spending, to turn around a failing private sector. The philosophy of the learned man who died in 1946 supporting increased government spending during a recession was followed and a budget busting, unprecedented recovery act/stimulus bill worth $787 billion at the time and now inflated to $862 billion was enacted by Congress. It’s time to get Keynes’ textbook out again. He says very clearly the “multiplier effect” as money circulates from one hand to another to another has limits. Specifically, he says controlling

and/or eliminating deficits when the private economy is growing is as important as increasing spending during downturns. They work hand in glove, or not at all. The multiplier effect is a controversial concept. Harvard economist Robert Barros, for example, has done studies of spending during the Great Depression and other economic downturns that permit him to estimate the multiplier effect at about 0.6. In other words, for every $100 in government spending the economy gets a jolt worth about $60. That’s hardly an impressive return on investment. Barros’ estimates are at the low end of what most mainstream economists believe happens when government spends money. The infusion may provide some lift, but the evidence that it leads to a magical doubling or tripling of economic ripple effects is nonexistent.

The reason is simple. For the government to spend money it first has to take it from the private wealth-producing, job-creating sector of the economy, whether through taxation or borrowing. What is stimulated by such spending is not economic growth but government growth. Most economic forecasters believe that the recession began about December 2007, was exacerbated by the financial crisis of October 2008 and was likely to have started turning up toward the end of 2009, with or without a massive government stimulus. Most importantly, however, is that if Keynes was the authority for the stimulus bill, then the rest of his philosophy is at least equally valid. Sadly, however, the president and Congress have kicked their favorite economist to the curb now that his theory doesn’t suit their purpose.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 David L. Tolliver Jr. of Vicksburg is featured serving aboard the Navy’s last diesel submarine, “USS Blueback.” • Reps. George Flaggs and Charles Weissinger plan to introduce legislation that would allow the City of Vicksburg to help finance the sale of Mercy Regional Medical Center.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Christian Michael Tucker celebrates his first birthday. • The Rev. David Elliott III announces he will leave The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, for a pastoral post in Jackson. • Armand “Skipper” Guizerix III joins Merchants & Farmers Bank of Kosciusko.

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Students prepared an important, informational series Staff writer Steve Sanoski took the lead in working with five University of Mississippi students who visited Vicksburg for two days to interview people and write stories for the series on the future of local tourism that started Sunday and continues through Friday. Most other editorial staffers chipped in, gathering art, researching graphics, designing the display. In concept, the series is supposed to set a baseline. The idea is to share with readers not only where this community is with an economic sector that sustains 4,000 local jobs and generates $200 million in annual sales, but where it could be. Working with students is something the Post has encouraged as long as I have been employed here. The plus for the students is that they can experience what working journalists really do. Most of us don’t run around in packs screaming questions at people. Most of us don’t spend hours trying to figure out how to trap or embarrass people. Jour-



The idea is to share with readers not only where this community is with an economic sector that sustains 4,000 local jobs and generates $200 million in annual sales, but where it could be.

nalism is a methodical job in which reporters and editors gather information, distill what their experience tells them is relevant and, in words and pictures, present accounts that are as precise and accurate as they can make them. Lots of jobs are different on the inside than they appear from the outside. Journalism is one of them. Another plus is that the students can see if being a reporter suits them. If a media career is not something they enjoy, better to learn sooner than later.

The plus for the Post is something we call “fresh eyes.” Senior editors here have combined experience of well more than 100 years of putting out one newspaper a day to hold a mirror up for people who call this area home. Our hope is that people will encourage and sustain what they like and change what they don’t, but reporters have often been working with the same sources for years. It strengthens our news product when someone takes a first look at this community. They never fail to see things we “veterans” don’t see or

take for granted. Because the students — Aline Carambat, Andrew Mullen Scott, Elizabeth Sillers Pearson, Donica Phifer and David Hopper — had only one day to conduct more than a dozen interviews, the topics and sources were decided in advance. Naturally, some of the tourism industry stakeholders we wanted students to interview had conflicts, but the willingness to participate was universal. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to know that “media inquiries” are not universally welcomed and the fact that these were to be open interviews with students added another dimension of uncertainty. But all the sources were unfailingly generous with their time and were willing to work with students who knew only a little about this community’s ongoing story. Now just because students worked on this topic doesn’t mean it was fluff. In national discussions of reform, it’s being said that health care spending accounts for 16 percent of the Ameri-

can economy. That’s about the same percentage of all local jobs directly dependent on tourism. Moreover, tourism is far more subject to local control than any other sector. Farming, federal installations, educational institutions, manufacturing, retailing and other sectors shrink or expand largely due to external influences. Tourism is driven by the spirit of a community, the public’s interest in an area’s history and attractions and the effectiveness with which a community shares itself with travelers. The students, working with the sources, are giving us an overview and a roadmap. The better we follow it, the better for all of us. •

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

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Database can crack missing person cases — if used MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A new online database promises to crack some of the nation’s 100,000 missing persons cases and provide answers to desperate families, but only a fraction of law enforcement agencies are using it. The clearinghouse, dubbed NamUs (Name Us), offers a quick way to check whether a missing loved one might be among the 40,000 sets of unidentified remains that languish at any given time with medical examiners across the country. NamUs is free, yet many law enforcement agencies still aren’t aware of it, and others aren’t convinced they should use their limited staff resources to participate. Janice Smolinski hopes that changes — and soon. Her son, Billy, was 31 when he vanished five years ago. The Cheshire, Conn., woman fears he was murdered, his body hidden

away. She’s now championing a bill in Congress, named “Billy’s Law” after her son, that would set aside more funding and make other changes to encourage wider use of NamUs. Only about 1,100 of the nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide are registered to use the system, even though it already has been hailed for solving 16 cases since it became fully operational last year. “As these cases become more well known, as people learn about the successes of NamUs, more and more agencies are going to want to be part of it,” said Kristina Rose, acting director of the National Institute of Justice at the Justice Department. Before NamUs, families and investigators had to go through the slow process of checking with medical examiner’s offices one by one. As the Smolinski family searched for

clues to Billy’s fate, they met a maze of federal, state and nonprofit missing person databases that weren’t completely public and didn’t share information well with each other. NamUs, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, allows one-stop sleuthing for amateurs, families and police. Anyone can enter all the data they have on a missing person, including descriptions, photos, fingerprints, dental records and DNA. Medical examiners can enter the same data on unidentified bodies, and anyone can search the database for potential matches that warrant further investigation. So far, about 6,200 sets of remains and nearly 2,800 missing people have been entered, said Kevin Lothridge, CEO of the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo, Fla., which runs NamUs for the

Justice Department. Some other recent successes: • Paula Beverly Davis, of the Kansas City, Mo., area, had been missing for 22 years until a relative saw a public service announcement on TV in October for NamUs and told her sister, who gave it a try. Among the 10 matches her sister found were a body dumped in Ohio in 1987 that had the same rose and unicorn tattoos as her sister. DNA tests confirmed the body was Davis. • Sonia Lente disappeared in 2002. Last June, an amateur cybersleuth with the Doe Network, a nationwide volunteer group that helps law enforcement solve cold cases, noticed similarities between Lente’s description in NamUs and an unidentified body found near Albuquerque, N.M., in 2004. Dental records later established it was Lente.

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Iraqi prime minister’s coalition seen leading vote 20-year-old man found dead BAGHDAD — Early estimates from a range of Iraqi parties predict a coalition led by Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki will take the lead in the parliamentary race. Iraq’s election commission said today it will be days until official results are released, probably Thursday. But Abbas al-Bayati from al-Maliki’s State of Law coalition said early information from the coalition’s representatives showed the list did well in Baghdad as well as the Shiite south. Members of the other major Shiite bloc said they did not do as well as they expected. By all accounts, a small number of seats are expected to separate the first and second place coalitions.

AIG sells Alico unit to MetLife for $15.5B CHARLOTTE, N.C. — American International Group will sell a second overseas life and health insurance unit for $15.5 billion to MetLife Inc. in an ongoing bid to repay billions in government aid. It was the second major deal AIG completed this month to raise cash. On March 1, AIG agreed to sell Asia-based life insurer, AIA Group, to Britain’s Prudential PLC for $35.5 billion. MetLife will get a much larger presence in Japan as well as high-growth markets in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. American Life Insurance Co., or Alico, operates in more than 50 countries. rose $1.35, or 4.8 percent, to $29.43 AIG’s shares jumped 5 percent, or $1.35, to $29.43 early today. MetLife shares rose by a similar percentage to $40.74. In the deal announced today, MetLife will pay $6.8 billion in cash for Alico. The

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rest will be paid in stock and equity units. That means AIG will become a major shareholder in MetLife. The cash portion will be used immediately to pay down an investment in AIG by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The equity portion of the deal will be sold over time to help further repay that debt. “Both sales give AIG greater flexibility to move forward with our restructuring and rebuilding efforts,” said AIG Chairman Harvey Golub. Including the latest sale, AIG will be able to slash its government debt by about $51 billion, or 39 percent. Before the sales of AIA and Alico, AIG owed the government $94.76 billion in loans and its outstanding government assistance totaled $129.26 billion. All the cash and stock AIG received from selling Alico to MetLife will be used to repay the government. AIG received $25 billion in

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former student who had been celebrating a friend’s birthday by drinking and socializing was found dead Sunday in a Carnegie Mellon University fraternity house, police said. Matthew Tembo, 20, “likely drank too much” while celebrating Saturday night, police Detective Christine Williams said. Tembo’s body was found Sunday afternoon by one of the friend’s roommates at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, police said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office said an autopsy has been scheduled for Monday. The university said foul play wasn’t suspected.

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Continued from Page A1. tion came to a halt with the August 2005 storm . “When New Orleans got wiped out during Hurricane Katrina we lost a lot of visitation,” he said. “There were a lot of buses that just didn’t come through here.” The park was created by an act of Congress in 1899. Its 16 miles of tour roads adhere to the siege lines as they existed in the summer of 1863 and form a perimeter around the older parts of the city. Harry McMillan is director of the citizen-initiative support group known as the Friends of Vicksburg that has been raising private donations for the federal park to spend on restoration and preservation. Only Vicksburg and one other Civil War park, Gettysburg, test and license civilian tour guides. McMillan is one of them and knows firsthand about the decline. “My individual tours are down from previous years,” he said. “Obviously, the more people that come into the park the more people will want a personal tour, and if the numbers are down the numbers of tours that we give will go down.” McMillan cites the Delta Queen Steamboat Company’s shutting down in 2008 as another factor. The company had operated three boats for luxury cruises on the Mississippi. “When the Delta Queen would come to Vicksburg, they gave the people on the tour boat excursions. It was not unusual that when the American Queen, the largest tour boat, came there would be four busloads that would go to the national park for a three-hour tour,” he said. “When the Queens stopped coming, all of those stopped.” National Park Service logs show 584,102 people visited in 2009, down from 1,023,370 in 2002. Martin said with fewer families taking old-style, cross-country road trips, the park is likely to serve a more regional audience. “Finances being what they are, people are probably going to stay closer to home

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Tourists climb stairs leading into the Illinois Memorial in the Vicksburg National Military Park. and maybe do day trips as opposed to overnights,” he said. Bill Seratt, executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, said marketing the city is tending in that direction, with more money than ever being spent on advertising the park as the main local attraction for its history, artistic sculptures and natural beauty. “We are promoting the park more through paid media than has ever been done in the past,” he said. As for the 150th anniversary, planning commissions are at work in almost all the states where fighting occurred. Here, there will be an intensified schedule of reenactments and educational events. Seratt said he thinks the events during the sesquicentennial will be critical

to a continual upswing in visitation. “I think that the programming that is presented during sesquicentennial is vital to maintaining and growing numbers beyond the sesquicentennial,” Seratt said. “There seems to be less and less interest in war tactics and greater interest in interpretation of civilian life. I know that part of the park’s mission is to interpret that civilian life.” Martin said he has attended conferences where the National Park Service discussed what needed to be done to attract more visitors, in particular younger generations and minorities. “The NPS is looking at what we need to do to that fourth-grader,” he said. “If you get the kids involved in it, they’re going to grow up caring for the parks. They’re going to love the parks.”

In order to increase awareness of the 100-year anniversary of the park service itself, which will be in 2016, a decision was made two years ago to increase the number of employees at national parks, Martin said. “Every park got additional funding to hire more what we call centennial seasonals so that there would be more public contact when people come to the parks,” he said. “We put all our money into the summer. That’s when we hire our summer seasonals.” Not all parks are experiencing the downward trend here. Overall visitation to all national parks, most of which are scenic and recreational, jumped to 285.4 million in 2009, an increase of more than 10 million from the previous year and close to the record turnout of 287.2 million in 1987. In Vicksburg, the park does

not allow camping or picnicking, in part to preserve the park as a sacred field of battle. The tour roads link hundreds of markers and statues and large memorials that honor military personnel from all states that participated in the campaign. Also part of the park are the raised USS Cairo ironclad gunboat, the 18,000-grave Vicksburg National Military Cemetery, a downtown house on Crawford Street that served as headquarters for Confederate Gen. John C. Pemberton and a slice of land in Louisiana that preserves a part of the canal Union commander Gen. U.S. Grant dug in an attempt to get the Mississippi River to bypass Vicksburg. •

weekend destination, targeting a regional market. “Vicksburg used to be a destination,” she said. “We lost a tremendous number (of tourists). We need to do more of targeting 150 miles around and putting packages together that say, ‘Come see Vicksburg for the weekend.’” Bell said she believes people will continue to be pleasantly surprised with what the city has to offer. “We certainly have a lot that people can come and spend the weekend doing,” she said. “People come here and realize that we have a lot more than they thought.” But to cater to families here and visitors, Bell believes the city needs a few more amenities such as a bowling ally. “We need some of those

things that add to families coming,” she said. “Families come and stay longer if there are more things to do.” With the city having complete access to the river, Bell expresses the importance of promoting it and moving forward with tourism. “We really should be pushing the river and capitalizing on it,” she said. “We just need to get from here to there and start picking up people.” A big loss occurred in 2008 when the last overnight river passenger boats stopped operating. The Delta Queen, Mississippi Queen and American Queen had brought thousands of tourists to the city each year. A

big step forward is coming with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interpretive Center now under construction at City Front. It will feature static display of the MV Mississippi riverboat, offering one of the few places along the river where visitors can board and tour an actual river vessel. The Corps center and other amenities at City Front will supplement the area’s major attraction, the Vicksburg National Military Park, and encourage more visitors to spend more time here. Bell believes giving tourists a taste for local history as a whole includes the antebellum homes and historic downtown area and

museums. “We want to show people why they came to town,” she said. “People come to Vicksburg because the history is here.” By revitalizing the city and preserving its heritage, Bell believes Vicksburg can attract more tourists and more residents. “If the area had not been preserved then we would not have people,” she said. “We must rehab and rebuild correctly. It encourages people to come to town as tourists and to come here to live.” •

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Home than Bell, but preservation has been a win some, lose some proposition. The foundation has been successful in saving homes and other structures, large and small, but has seen others lost to time and neglect. The city also has comprehensive zoning and historic district ordinances, but to be effective they have to be enforced. As for Vicksburg numbers, Bell said setbacks include the impact of September 11 terrorism on travel, Hurricane Katrina, high fuel prices and a down economy — all outside local control — which caused tourism in Vicksburg to fall off at a steep rate. She said she hopes that the city will pick up more tourists by taking steps it can control, such as promoting itself as a


Kathy Sanford, both of Vicksburg; nine brothers, Robert M. Walker, Joseph E. Walker and Phillip L. Walker, all of Jackson, Rudolph Walker, Randolph Walker and Patrick Walker, all of Vicksburg, Michael L. Walker of Clinton, Levi Frazier of San Antonio, Texas, and Ronnie T. Walker of Everett, Wash.; seven sisters, Dorothy Batiste of Cuyama, Calif., and Eunice Norfort, Ella Mae Gale, Eunice Reddick, Mary Anderson, Patricia Daniel and Debra Williams, all of Vicksburg; and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with Elder Ronald Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.


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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 69º Low/past 24 hours............... 47º Average temperature......... 58º Normal this date................... 56º Record low..............26º in 1943 Record high............85º in 1911 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 0.25 inch Total/year.................9.21 inches Normal/month......1.52 inches Normal/year........ 11.85 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active..........................12:10 A.M. Most active................. 6:22 P.M. Active...........................12:34 P.M. Most active.................. 6:47 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:05 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:06 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:21

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 29.1 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 25.6 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 26.4 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 27.6 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.9 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.1 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................77.3 River....................................76.9

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 23.4 Wednesday........................... 22.8 Thursday................................ 22.5 Arkansas City Tuesday.................................. 18.8 Wednesday........................... 18.2 Thursday................................ 17.7 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 30.8 Wednesday........................... 30.0 Thursday................................ 29.5 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 28.7 Wednesday........................... 28.1 Thursday................................ 27.7


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Three houses in the 2300 block of Oak Street burn Sunday afternoon.

Fire Continued from Page A1. four shotgun-type houses on the south end of the block in which historic Cedar Grove Mansion sits. After working for hours to control and extinguish flames that could be seen across much of Vicksburg and from Louisiana, Vicksburg firefighters were back on the scene this morning fighting a small rekindling of the blaze, said firefighter Nathaniel Bell. Atkins said no cause of the fire had been determined this morning, but witnesses reported a loud booming noise just after the fire erupted. Atkins said the source of the noise had not been found.

He said eight people lived in the Evans home, and at least one person in addition to the three victims was there when the blaze started. Barbara Evans’ daughter, Patricia Evans, was not injured. Living at the other two homes were James W. Jackson and Leloa Poates, who lived at 2312 Oak, and a family of four with the last name of Davenport at 2316. Ronald Davis of Vicksburg, who was visiting another neighbor on the street, saw the flames and ran to 2312 Oak before firefighters arrived. “I kicked the door in to get the lady out,” he said. Atkins said the fire was

especially hot because of tin roofs on all of the houses. The fire “won’t burn through to vent itself. We can’t put anyone in there because (the roof) falls in as it burns,” he said. The Fire Marshal’s Office was called to aid in the investigation. “Anytime we have that many dwellings involved, they’re going to come in,” he said. A Dodge van parked in the Evans driveway also was destroyed in the blaze. The Vicksburg chapter of the American Red Cross rented hotel rooms Sunday night for all three families, a spokesman for the chapter said.

Sunday’s fire follows one on Second North and Jackson streets on Jan. 25 that destroyed a former store and five houses and a fire on Main Street on Feb. 24 that destroyed one home and damaged two others. A former Utica volunteer firefighter, Leroy Evans, 32, 1762 Mississippi 27, has been charged with arson in the Jan. 25 blaze; no arrest has been made in the Main Street fire, which fire Investigator Leslie Decareaux has said also was arson. A suspect has been identified in the arson, Atkins said, but he declined to name him.

have at least four credits in career and technical education courses. Eric Clark, executive director of the state Board of Community and Junior Colleges, said initially there were some concerns about the bill. But he said the House made a few changes, including inserting language to show his board and the state College Board could recommend admission requirements for

dual enrollment programs. “We were concerned that what you would have is people who would graduate high school with lower standards than they would be required to meet now,” Clark said. “The bill that passed on the House floor is significantly better than the bill that was introduced.” Mississippi isn’t the only state moving toward career paths in high schools. Louisi-

ana began offering a career diploma in 2009. The diploma is for students who pursue a curriculum that emphasizes career and technical classes. It is supposed to prepare them for a job or a technical or community school. Carmichael said there would only be one diploma in Mississippi, but different ways to obtain it.


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Careers Continued from Page A1. analyzing reports or technical writing, he said. The bill would allow local school boards, the state College Board and the state Board for Community and Junior Colleges to establish a dual enrollment system. The legislation allows a student to have a dual enrollment in a community or technical college or participate in an internship or work study program. The student also must

the Georgia Supreme Court, has ruled that families can sue in a vaccine case. The vaccine industry has fiercely opposed the Georgia ruling in the case of Marcelo and Carolyn Ferrari. They claim their son suffered neurological damage after receiving vaccine booster shots made by pharmaceutical companies Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline that contained the preservative thimerosal. The family has since withdrawn its lawsuit, possibly in an effort to avoid an unfavorable Supreme Court ruling, although the Georgia court’s opinion allowing similar lawsuits remains in force. The court did not act on the companies’ appeal today, but the decision in the other case almost certainly will apply to the Georgia case. According to the lawsuit, Hannah Bruesewitz was a healthy infant until she received the vaccine in April 1992. Within hours of getting the DPT shot, the third in a series of five, the baby suffered a series of debilitating seizures. Now a teenager, Hannah suffers from residual seizure disorder, the suit says. The vaccine court earlier rejected the family’s claims. Wyeth lost another high court fight last year over


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The idea behind the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was to ensure a stable supply of childhood vaccines by shielding drug makers from most lawsuits, and setting up a federal vaccine court to handle disputes. The law would serve to block state laws that otherwise would give families the ability to sue the manufacturers. In recent years, the legal fight has frequently come from families of autistic children claiming that mercury-based thimerosal is linked to autism. Studies have addressed vaccines and autism and found no link.

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Hinds drops two games at Wes Cliburn Classic By Steve Wilson

Another year, another title Tennessee beats Kentucky 70-62 for SEC Tournament championship Story/B3

SCHEDULE PREP SOFTBALL Vicksburg hosts Clinton Today, 5 p.m.

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College freshman Michael Porter pitched a gem on Sunday. Unfortunately, his offense didn’t back him up. Kishwaukee College scored a run off a costly error and starter Connor Buxton made it stick with a five-hit shutout as the Kougars clipped the Eagles 1-0 in the final game of the Wes Cliburn Classic. Porter allowed only two hits with nine strikeouts as the tough-luck loser against Kishwaukee. Hinds coach Sam Temple was not pleased that his offense couldn’t pick Porter up, especially after the

jUCO BaSEBaLL On B3 Mississippi State routs Spartans Eagles knocked LSUEunice ace Mitchell Hopkins out after four innings earlier in the day. Hinds cut an eight-run deficit to two in Sunday’s first game against LSU-Eunice, rocking Hopkins for six hits and five earned runs to get

Michael Busby

back in the game. But the Bengals hung a five-spot on the scoreboard in the sixth inning to earn the 13-6 victory. Nick Schneeberger went 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI for Hinds. Former Porters Chapel Academy star Michael Busby drove in two runs. “Baseball can be a cruel sport and there are some things just don’t make any sense,” Temple said. “How is it that my offense can knock an LSU signee (Hopkins) out in the first game and struggle against with a guy I felt we should have handled? Already two times this year, our offense has let a pitcher hang out to dry.” The offensive woes started early against Kishwaukee.

Busby and Zach Warden each ripped two-out singles in the first inning, but Schneeberger lined out to second to end the threat. In the fourth, Busby led off with a single and went to second on a passed ball before Warden retired the next three batters. The Eagles also had a shot in the sixth. Manny Estrada ripped a single up the middle and Busby drew a rare walk from Buxton with one out. But Buxton escaped when Warden’s liner up the middle was caught and Estrada was doubled up at second. The Kougars scratched out their only run in the fourth. Leadoff man Jose Perez poked a grounder down the first-base line and it rico-

cheted off the bag and out of the reach of first baseman Busby, allowing Perez to reach second. Perez then stole third and headed home on another costly error. Busby, a UAB signee, finished the game with two hits and reached base safely in all three plate appearances. He had two hits in the tournament opener against Northeast Mississippi and hit safely in all of Hinds’ games this weekend, but he’s hoping to improve his power numbers. “It’s coming around,” Busby said. “It’s taking longer into the season than I would have liked, but I feel I’m really starting to see the ball pretty well up there.”

Busch heads to victory lane

St. Al hosts Puckett Tuesday, 4 p.m. WC hosts Greenville Tuesday, 5 p.m.

PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Rebul Tuesday, 6 p.m.


By The Associated Press

VHS at Madison Central Tuesday, 7 p.m. St. Al at Bogue Chitto Tuesday, 7 p.m.


8 p.m. ESPN - Gonzaga is no longer a Cinderella. It will try to secure yet another NCAA Tournament berth tonight when it faces Saint Mary’s in the West Coast Conference tournament championship game. It’s the 16th straight year the Zags have played for the WCC title.

WHO’S HOT REGAN NOSSER St. Aloysius pitcher threw a four-inning perfect game, and also had an RBI single, in a 15-0 rout of Yazoo County on Saturday.

SIDELINES Man pays $6,852 for Saints flag ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana businessman has bought a noted piece of New Orleans Saints memorabilia — a flag that hung outside Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels’ office as part of a wager Daniels made with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Bryan Bossier of Alexandria, paid $6,852 for the flag in an online auction Thursday. The governors agreed that the loser of the ColtsSaints Super Bowl would display the winning team’s flag for a week at their state capitol building. The money from Bossier’s purchase goes to an innercity youth sports program in Indianapolis. Bossier won the auction in the final seconds by placing a winning bid just before the auction expired, too late for anyone to outbid him.


La. Pick 3: 0-6-4 La. Pick 4: 2-4-8-1 Weekly results: B2


Kurt Busch celebrates in victory lane after winning the Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.

HAMPTON, Ga. — Kurt Busch was running out front with three laps to go when things really got interesting. First, a frightening crash that seemed intentional between two feuding drivers. Then, another spinning, slamming melee before the white flag came out. “We’ve got to win this race three times, maybe even four times,” a frustrated Busch said on his radio. Not to worry. Busch survived a couple of overtime restarts and 16 extra laps to win again Sunday at Atlanta Motor Speedway, a race marred by accusations that Carl Edwards purposely wrecked Brad Keselowski’s car, sending it hurtling toward the main stands upside down. Busch won the spring race at the 1.54-mile trioval for the second year in a row, beating Matt Kenseth to the line by nearly half a second in the Kobalt Tools 500. Juan Pablo Montoya was third, followed by Kasey Kahne and Paul Menard. “The Deuce is back, baby!” Busch said after his No. 2 Dodge took the checkered

On B2 Race results, points standings flag. The race went 341 laps instead of its scheduled 325 because of two big crashes near the end. The first one drew the most attention. Edwards, running 156 laps behind, clipped Keselowski and caused his car to spin, then lift into the air at around 190 mph. It smashed into the barrier in front of the stands roof-first, then flipped back onto the track right side up. Keselowski was OK, but NASCAR ordered Edwards to park his car and summoned him to its trailer. “That’s not cool,” Keselowski said. “He could have killed someone in the grandstands.” NASCAR put off a decision on whether to discipline Edwards until at least today. On the first attempt at a green-white-checkered finish, another crash took out seven cars coming through turns three and four. See Busch, Page B3.

Edwards sends Keselowski on wild, upside-down ride By The Associated Press HAMPTON, Ga. — Carl Edwards was 156 laps off the lead when he apparently decided it was time to settle a score with Brad Keselowski. The result was a frightening crash that sent Keselowski’s car flying toward the stands at Atlanta Motor Speedway, and put NASCAR’s “have at it” philosophy to the test a mere four races into a season that was supposed to let the drivers show more aggression and emotion. Will Edwards be suspended for what appeared to be an intentional bump of Keselowski at more than 190 mph? Or will NASCAR give the No. 99 a pass for merely taking its new mandate to the extreme?


Brad Keselowski (12) flips after being clipped by Carl Edwards, top, during Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. “To come back and intentionally wreck someone, that’s not cool,” said Keselowski, who escaped Sunday’s crash unscathed. “You

could have killed someone in the grandstands.” The feud between Edwards and Keselowski boiled over with three laps to go in the


Kobalt Tools 500, a race won by Kurt Busch but overshadowed by the shenanigans going on behind him. A decision from NASCAR is expected today or Tuesday. Edwards faces the possibility of a fine, loss of points or even a suspension for the next race at Bristol in two weeks. “I would say there seems to be a history between those two drivers,” said Robin Pemberton, NASCAR’s vice president of competition. “I’m not going to go any further into it right now.” There’s definitely some history between these guys. Last April, Keselowski and Edwards were racing for the win in a tightly bunched pack at Talladega when their cars got together. Edwards spun into Ryan

Newman’s path, and the second hit sent Edwards’ car soaring toward the main stands. While the battered car was slung back onto the track by the safety fencing and Edwards was OK, seven fans were injured by flying debris. “At least I didn’t do it intentionally when it happened,” Keselowski said. The two scrapped again in Atlanta. Early on, Keselowski got underneath Edwards coming through turns one and two, which sent the No. 99 careening into Joey Logano along the outside wall. While his car was in the garage for lengthy repairs, Edwards complained that Keselowski “never gives any

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from staff & AP reports

Football LSU receiver cited for role in bar fight BATON ROUGE, La. — Two LSU athletes and a third man have been cited for their roles in a fight outside a Baton Rouge bar. Police say football player Terrance Toliver was cited for disturbing the peace by fistic encounter; disturbing the peace by public intoxication and resisting an officer in a scuffle at 2 a.m. Sunday outside Fred’s Bar. Dennis Harris, a redshirt freshman on the men’s basketball team, was cited for interfering with a police officer and entering or remaining after being forbidden while the incident was under investigation. Police say Toliver and Timothy Moran were observed fighting in the parking lot outside the bar. Investigators said Toliver refused to comply with officers’ commands and was tased. LSU coaches and university officials plan to meet with Toliver and Harris today.

Kampman signs with Jacksonville JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free agent Aaron Kampman as a step toward solving their pass-rushing problems. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end in eight seasons with Green Bay signed with the Jaguars on Sunday. He should boost a pass rush that ranked last in the NFL with a franchise-low 14 sacks last season. The sack total is the fifth-lowest in NFL history Kampman has 54 career sacks. He’s tied for fifth in the NFL from 2006 to 2009 with 40.5 sacks. The length and terms of the contract are undisclosed.

Fujita leaves Saints to sign with Browns CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have signed linebacker Scott Fujita and offensive lineman Tony Pashos to multiyear contracts as unrestricted free agents. Fujita is an eight-year veteran who helped lead the New Orleans Saints to a Super Bowl victory over the Indianapolis Colts last month. He has 19 sacks, five interceptions, nine forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in eight seasons with Kansas City, Dallas and New Orleans. Pashos has played seven NFL seasons, including last year with the San Francisco 49ers. Terms of their contracts were not disclosed.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 8 1971 — Joe Frazier wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Muhammad Ali. 2004 — Air Force punctuates a record-setting season when it moves into The Associated Press men’s basketball Top 25 for the first time in the program’s 48-year history. Air Force (22-5) has a team record for wins, five more than its previous record in 1957-58. 2005 — Oakland (Mich.) upsets top-seeded Oral Roberts 61-60 to win the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament and an automatic bid to the NCAAs. It’s the fourth straight season a team with a losing record has made the men’s NCAA Tournament. 2008 — At age 60, Saoul Mamby loses a unanimous 10-round decision to Anthony Osbourne in Grand Cayman. Mamby, a former super lightweight champion, becomes the oldest boxer in a sanctioned fight.

Spring Training

Sunday’s Games Toronto 8, Detroit 5 Atlanta 9, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 15, Minnesota (ss) 5 Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 3, 10 innings St. Louis 7, Florida 4 Boston 5, Baltimore 4 Minnesota (ss) 11, N.Y. Yankees 0 N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 5 Seattle , San Diego Arizona (ss) 9, Colorado (ss) 3, 6 innings Colorado (ss) 4, Arizona (ss) 1, 7 innings Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Chi. White Sox, ccd., rain San Diego vs. Seattle, ccd., rain San Francisco vs. Kansas City, ccd., rain L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs (ss), ccd., rain Oakland vs. L.A. Angels, ccd., rain Texas vs. Cleveland, ccd., rain Cincinnati vs. Milwaukee, ccd., rain Today’s Games N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Pittsburgh (ss), 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Florida (ss) vs. Washington, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida (ss), 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss), 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Boston, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (ss) vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Washington, 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Texas vs. Oakland (ss), 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers, 2:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Atlanta, 6:05 p.m. (ss)-Split squad

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC Vanderbilt......................10-1................................0-0 Kentucky........................9-1..................................0-0 Tennessee.....................7-3..................................0-0 Florida............................6-2..................................0-0 Georgia..........................6-5..................................0-0 South Carolina..............6-3..................................0-0


Team Overall SEC LSU................................10-1................................0-0 Alabama........................8-1..................................0-0 Ole Miss.......................9-2..................................0-0 Auburn...........................8-2..................................0-0 Mississippi St..............8-3..................................0-0 Arkansas........................7-2..................................0-0 Sunday’s Games LSU 9, Brown 2 Tulane 12, Ole Miss 4 Florida State 17, Georgia 5 Charleston 7, Alabama 6 Auburn 5, Miami (Ohio) 4 Mississippi State 14, Michigan State 6 Florida 4, Miami (Fla.) 2 California 6, Arkansas 2 Tennessee 3, Kennesaw State 2 Vanderbilt 6, Indiana 5 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Tennessee at Western Kentucky, 3 p.m. Evansville at Kentucky, 3 p.m. South Dakota St. at Arkansas, 3:05 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Georgia, 4 p.m. Illinois St. at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Valparaiso at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Austin Peay at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Auburn vs. Alabama, at Hoover, Ala., 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA East Carolina.................7-3..................................0-0 Southern Miss.............7-4..................................0-0 Central Florida...............7-5..................................0-0 Tulane............................6-5..................................0-0 Rice...............................6-5..................................0-0 UAB...............................5-4..................................0-0 Marshall.........................5-5..................................0-0 Houston.........................5-5..................................0-0 Memphis........................4-6..................................0-0 Sunday’s Games Central Michigan 7, Central Florida 4 Marshall 8, Georgia Southern 0 Eastern Illinois 12, UAB 6 Tulane 12, Ole Miss 4 Memphis 16, Oakland 6 La.-Lafayette 10, Southern Miss 6 East Carolina 5, Western Carolina 4 Houston 15, Texas Tech 8 Rice 5, TCU 4 Today’s Game Portland at Memphis, 3 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Alabama A&M at UAB, 3 p.m. Miami (Fla.) at UCF, 6:05 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Tulane at New Orleans, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games North Florida 10, Alcorn St. 6 Tulane 12, Ole Miss 4 Louisiana-Monroe 8, Mississippi Valley St. 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 10, Southern Miss 6 Millsaps 21, Austin College 11 Delta St. 7, West Florida 3 Mississipppi St., 14, Michigan St. 6 Today’s Game Blackburn at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Millsaps at Rhodes, 2 p.m. Tougaloo at Jackson St., 3 p.m. (DH) Alcorn St. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 6 p.m. Mississippi College at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at West Florida, 6 p.m. Austin Peay at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.

L 15 20 21 22 29 29 31 31 31 39 39 41 41 43 55

Pct .766 .688 .656 .645 .532 .525 .508 .500 .492 .371 .350 .349 .339 .317 .113


W d-L.A. Lakers.................46 d-Dallas.........................43 d-Denver........................42

L 18 21 21

Pct .719 .672 .667

GB — 5 7 1/2 8 15 15 1/2 16 1/2 17 17 1/2 25 26 26 1/2 27 28 1/2 41 GB — 3 3 1/2

SOUTH Kentucky 74, Florida 66 N.C. State 66, Boston College 54 Wake Forest 70, Clemson 65

PCT .935 .767 .767 .645 .500 .448

PCT .700 .677 .452 .533 .484 .367

At Nashville, Tenn. First Round Thursday South Carolina vs. Alabama, Noon Tennessee vs. LSU, 2:15 p.m. Florida vs. Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Arkansas vs. Georgia, 8:45 p.m. Quarterfinals Friday Kentucky vs. S. Carolina-Alabama winner, Noon Ole Miss vs. Tennessee-LSU winner, 2:15 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Fla.-Auburn winner, 6:30 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas-Georgia winner, 8:45 p.m. ———


At Tulsa, Okla. First Round Wednesday Houston vs. East Carolina, Noon Southern Miss vs. Tulane, 2:30 p.m. Tulsa vs. Rice, 6 p.m. SMU vs. UCF, 8:30 p.m.

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MIDWEST E. Michigan 65, N. Illinois 59 Michigan St. 64, Michigan 48 Minnesota 88, Iowa 53 Ohio 85, Ball St. 77, OT South Dakota 83, N.J. Tech 49 W. Michigan 75, Bowling Green 73 Wisconsin 72, Illinois 57


America East Conference Semifinals Boston U. 70, Stony Brook 63 Vermont 57, New Hampshire 38 Colonial Athletic Association Semifinals Old Dominion 73, Va. Commonwealth 69, OT William & Mary 47, Northeastern 45 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Semifinals Fairfield 69, Niagara 63 Siena 72, Rider 62 Missouri Valley Conference Championship Northern Iowa 67, Wichita St. 52 Northeast Conference Semifinals Quinnipiac 83, Long Island U. 78 Robert Morris 80, Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 62 Patriot League Semifinals Lafayette 66, Holy Cross 63 Lehigh 79, American U. 57 Southern Conference Semifinals Appalachian St. 77, College of Charleston 54 Wofford 77, W. Carolina 58 Summit League First Round IPFW 71, S. Dakota St. 66 Oral Roberts 65, N. Dakota St. 64, OT Sun Belt Conference Quarterfinals Denver 73, Middle Tennessee 58 North Texas 69, Louisiana-Monroe 66 Troy 67, South Alabama 55 W. Kentucky 65, Arkansas St. 64 West Coast Conference Semifinals Gonzaga 77, Loyola Marymount 62 Saint Mary’s, Calif. 69, Portland 55

women’s basketball Women’s Top 25 Fared

SEC Tournament

All Games W L 24 5 23 8 23 7 23 8 21 10 18 12 15 15 14 16 14 16 10 20 8 21 8 22

PCT .633 .483 .517 .552 .500 .423 .290 .231 .167 .065

Buffalo 72, Toledo 54


Conference All Games W L PCT W L Ole Miss............ 9 7 .563 21 9 Mississippi St... 9 7 .563 21 10 Arkansas............. 7 9 .438 14 17 Alabama............. 6 10 .375 16 14 Auburn................ 6 10 .375 15 16 LSU..................... 2 14 .125 11 19 Sunday’s Games Kentucky 74, Florida 66

All Games W L 19 11 14 15 15 14 16 13 15 15 11 15 9 22 6 20 5 25 2 29

Sunday’s Scores EAST

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East All Games W L 29 2 23 7 23 7 20 11 15 15 13 16

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Conference W L PCT Jackson St.......... 17 1 .944 Ark.-Pine Bluff.... 14 4 .778 Alabama St......... 12 6 .667 Prairie View........ 11 7 .611 Texas Southern.. 11 7 .611 Alabama A&M.... 8 10 .444 MVSU................. 8 10 .444 Grambling St...... 4 14 .222 Southern U......... 3 15 .167 Alcorn St............. 2 16 .111

At Birmingham, Ala. First Round Wednesday Ark.-Pine Bluff vs. Miss. Valley St., 2:30 p.m. Jackson State vs. Grambling State, 8 p.m. Thursday Alabama State vs. Alabama A&M, 2:30 p.m. Prairie View vs. Texas Southern, 8 p.m.

Sunday 1. Syracuse (28-3) did not play. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Thursday. 2. Kansas (29-2) did not play. Next: vs. Colorado or Texas Tech, Thursday. 3. Kentucky (29-2) beat Florida 74-66. Next: vs. South Carolina or Alabama, Friday. 4. Duke (26-5) did not play. Next: ACC quarterfinals, Friday. 5. Kansas State (24-6) did not play. Next: vs. Oklahoma State or Oklahoma, Thursday. 6. Ohio State (24-7) did not play. Next: Big Ten quarterfinals, Friday. 7. Purdue (26-4) did not play. Next: Big Ten quarterfinals, Friday. 8. New Mexico (28-3) did not play. Next: vs. Wyoming or Air Force, Thursday. 9. Villanova (24-6) did not play. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Thursday. 10. West Virginia (24-6) did not play. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Thursday. 11. Michigan State (24-7) def. Michigan 64-48. Next: Big Ten quarterfinals, Friday. 12. Butler (27-4) did not play. Next: vs. Wright State, Tuesday. 13. Vanderbilt (23-7) did not play. Next: vs. Arkansas or Georgia, Friday. 14. BYU (28-4) did not play. Next: vs. TCU, Thursday. 15. Wisconsin (23-7) beat Illinois 72-57. Next: Big Ten quarterfinals, Friday. 16. Tennessee (23-7) did not play. Next: vs. LSU, Thursday. 17. Pittsburgh (24-7) did not play. Next: Big East quarterfinals, Thursday. 18. Gonzaga (26-5) beat Loyola Marymount 77-62. Next: vs. Saint Mary’s, Calif., today. 19. Georgetown (20-9) did not play. Next: vs. South Florida or DePaul, Wednesday. 20. Temple (26-5) did not play. Next: vs. St. Bonaventure or Duquesne, Friday. 21. Baylor (24-6) did not play. Next: vs. Texas or Iowa State, Thursday. 22. Maryland (23-7) did not play. Next: ACC quarterfinals, Friday. 23. Texas A&M (22-8) did not play. Next: vs. Missouri or Nebraska, Thursday. 24. UTEP (24-5) did not play. Next: vs. SMU or UCF, Thursday. 25. Xavier (23-7) did not play. Next: vs. Dayton or George Washington, Friday.

Conference W L PCT Kentucky............. 14 2 .875 Vanderbilt........... 12 4 .750 Tennessee.......... 11 5 .688 Florida................. 9 7 .563 South Carolina... 6 10 .375 Georgia............... 5 11 .313

Quarterfinals Thursday Memphis vs. Houston-East Carolina winner, Noon UAB vs. Southern Miss-Tulane winner, 2:30 p.m. Marshall vs. Tulsa-Rice winner, 6:30 p.m. UTEP vs. SMU-UCF winner, 9 p.m. ———

SWAC Tournament

Top 25 Fared

Conference USA Tournament

nba W d-Cleveland...................49 d-Orlando.......................44 d-Boston........................40 Atlanta...........................40 Milwaukee......................33 Toronto..........................32 Miami.............................32 Chicago.........................31 Charlotte........................30 Philadelphia...................23 Washington....................21 Detroit............................22 New York.......................21 Indiana...........................20 New Jersey...................7

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college basketball

Conference W L PCT UTEP.................. 15 1 .938 Memphis............. 13 3 .813 UAB.................... 11 5 .688 Marshall.............. 11 5 .688 Tulsa................... 10 6 .625 Southern Miss.. 8 8 .500 Houston.............. 7 9 .438 SMU.................... 7 9 .438 UCF.................... 6 10 .375 East Carolina...... 4 12 .250 Tulane................. 3 13 .188 Rice.................... 1 15 .063

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Utah...............................40 22 .645 Phoenix..........................40 25 .615 Oklahoma City...............38 24 .613 San Antonio...................36 24 .600 Portland.........................37 28 .569 Memphis........................32 31 .508 Houston.........................31 31 .500 New Orleans.................31 32 .492 L.A. Clippers..................25 38 .397 Sacramento...................21 42 .333 Golden State.................17 45 .274 Minnesota......................14 49 .222 d-division leader ——— Sunday’s Games Philadelphia 114, Toronto 101 Orlando 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Detroit 110, Houston 107, OT Boston 86, Washington 83 Oklahoma City 108, Sacramento 102 Denver 118, Portland 106 Today’s Games San Antonio at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Memphis, 7 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Golden State at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Miami at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m. Houston at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Orlando, 6 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 7 p.m. Boston at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Portland, 9 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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Sunday 1. Connecticut (31-0) beat Syracuse 77-41. Next: vs. No. 6 Notre Dame, today. 2. Stanford (28-1) did not play. Next: vs. Arizona or Washington State, Friday. 3. Nebraska (29-0) did not play. Next: vs. Texas Tech or Kansas State, Friday. 4. Tennessee (30-2) beat No. 19 Kentucky 70-62. Next: TBA. 5. Xavier (26-3) beat Charlotte 51-49. Next: vs. Temple, today. 6. Notre Dame (27-4) beat No. 16 St. John’s 75-67. Next: vs. No. 1 Connecticut, today. 7. West Virginia (27-4) beat DePaul 47-41. Next: vs. Rutgers, today. 8. Florida State (25-5) did not play. Next: TBA. 9. Duke (27-5) beat N.C. State 70-60. Next: TBA. 10. Ohio State (30-4) beat Iowa 66-64. Next: TBA. 11. Oklahoma (21-9) beat No. 20 Oklahoma State 95-62. Next: vs. No. 14 Baylor or Colorado, Friday. 12. Georgetown (25-6) lost to Rutgers 63-56, 2OT. Next: TBA. 13. Iowa State (23-6) did not play. Next: vs. No. 20 Oklahoma State or Kansas, Friday. 14. Baylor (22-8) lost to No. 18 Texas 70-54. Next: vs. Colorado, Thursday. 15. Texas A&M (22-7) did not play. Next: vs. No. 18 Texas or Missouri, Friday. 16. St. John’s (24-6) lost to No. 6 Notre Dame 75-67. Next: TBA. 17. Gonzaga (26-4) beat Santa Clara 87-47. Next: vs. Pepperdine, today. 18. Texas (21-9) beat No. 14 Baylor 70-54. Next: vs. Missouri, Thursday. 19. Kentucky (25-7) lost to No. 4 Tennessee 70-62. Next: TBA. 20. Oklahoma State (20-9) lost to No. 11 Oklahoma 95-62. Next: vs. Kansas, Thursday. 21. LSU (20-9) did not play. Next: TBA. 22. Georgia (23-8) did not play. Next: TBA. 23. Hartford (27-3) beat Stony Brook 65-43. Next: vs. Vermont, Saturday. 24. Virginia (21-9) did not play. Next: TBA. 25. Michigan State (22-9) did not play. Next: TBA.

nascar Sprint Cup Kobalt Tools 500 Results

Sunday At Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, Ga. Lap length: 1.54 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (11) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 341 laps, 133.3 rating, 190 points, $176,498. 2. (14) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 341, 107.9, 170. 3. (3) Juan P. Montoya, Chevrolet, 341, 118, 170.

4. (6) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 341, 138.1, 170. 5. (23) Paul Menard, Ford, 341, 88.7, 160. 6. (25) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 341, 99.9, 150. 7. (26) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 341, 89.6, 146. 8. (13) Greg Biffle, Ford, 341, 94.3, 142. 9. (35) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 341, 66.7, 138. 10. (32) Scott Speed, Toyota, 341, 71.2, 134. 11. (12) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 341, 84.9, 130. 12. (16) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 341, 103.6, 127. 13. (15) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 341, 99.3, 124. 14. (38) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 341, 53, 121. 15. (1) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 341, 88, 118. 16. (34) Bill Elliott, Ford, 341, 56.3, 120. 17. (7) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 341, 67.3, 112. 18. (5) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 341, 97.2, 109. 19. (8) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 341, 60.4, 111. 20. (22) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 341, 75.1, 108. 21. (20) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 341, 106.4, 105. 22. (21) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 341, 54, 97. 23. (18) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 341, 64.3, 99. 24. (30) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 341, 49.4, 96. 25. (2) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 341, 72.8, 93. 26. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 341, 54.6, 90. 27. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 341, 79.9, 82. 28. (36) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 340, 62.7, 79. 29. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 340, 63.1, 76. 30. (40) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 339, 39.3, 73. 31. (41) Kevin Conway, Ford, 334, 30.5, 70. 32. (42) Boris Said, Ford, 333, 31.5, 67, $77,525. 33. (4) Mark Martin, accident, 331, 58.5, 64. 34. (31) Max Papis, Toyota, 329, 33.2, 61. 35. (29) Joey Logano, Toyota, 323, 43, 58. 36. (28) Brad Keselowski, accident, 322, 76.5, 55. 37. (17) David Ragan, Ford, 211, 53.1, 52. 38. (33) Joe Nemechek, clutch, 175, 37.6, 54. 39. (10) Carl Edwards, Ford, parked, 170, 53, 46. 40. (9) David Reutimann, Toyota, overheating, 167, 63.9, 43. 41. (27) Dave Blaney, brakes, 48, 31.9, 40. 42. (43) Michael McDowell, Toyota, transmission, 37, 28.4, 37. 43. (39) Robby Gordon, accident, 3, 25.3, 34. ———

Points standings 1. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 644 2. Matt Kenseth................................................... 618 3. Greg Biffle....................................................... 585 4. Jimmie Johnson.............................................. 570 5. Clint Bowyer.................................................... 558 6. Jeff Burton...................................................... 538 7. Mark Martin..................................................... 521 8. Tony Stewart................................................... 510 9. Paul Menard................................................... 505 10. Kurt Busch.................................................... 502 11. Jeff Gordon................................................... 482 12. Scott Speed.................................................. 482

golf The Honda Classic Par Scores

Sunday At PGA National Champion Course At Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Purse: $5.2 million Yardage: 7,158; Par 70 Final FedExCup points in parentheses Camilo Villegas (500) ... 66-66-67-68—267 Anthony Kim (300) ........68-64-73-67—272 Justin Rose (190) ..........70-72-67-64—273 Paul Casey (123) ..........73-64-70-67—274 Vijay Singh (123) ...........67-66-69-72—274 Fredrik Jacobson (95) ...69-69-69-69—276 Michael Connell (95) .....65-71-69-71—276 Charlie Wi (85) ..............72-67-68-70—277 Lee Westwood (0) .........69-71-70-68—278 Brendon de Jonge (75) .70-73-67-68—278 Chris Tidland (75) . ........73-67-67-71—278 Will MacKenzie (59) ......69-72-69-69—279 Jerry Kelly (59) ..............69-65-74-71—279 J.B. Holmes (59) ...........71-69-66-73—279 George McNeill (59) ......68-70-66-75—279 Nathan Green (59) ........65-70-67-77—279 Marc Leishman (50) ......74-66-71-69—280 Steve Wheatcroft (50) ...71-68-70-71—280 Oliver Wilson (0) . ..........66-73-70-71—280 D.J. Trahan (50) ............67-73-69-71—280 Henrik Bjornstad (50) ....68-70-70-72—280 Stephen Ames (50) .......73-64-71-72—280 Tom Gillis (50) ...............68-70-70-72—280 Justin Leonard (50) .......72-70-66-72—280 Sam Saunders (0) .........69-69-69-73—280 Alex Cejka (43) . ............68-68-75-70—281 Joe Ogilvie (43) .............72-68-71-70—281 Charles Howell III (43) ..69-70-71-71—281 Mike Weir (43) ...............71-64-73-73—281 Matt Every (43) . ............69-66-69-77—281 Chris Stroud (39) ...........71-68-76-67—282 Bo Van Pelt (39) ...........71-69-72-70—282 Rich Barcelo (39) ..........73-70-68-71—282 Graeme McDowell (0) ...68-67-71-76—282 Jason Bohn (34) ............71-67-74-71—283 Briny Baird (34) .............72-70-70-71—283 Jeev Milkha Singh (34) .71-69-71-72—283 Alex Prugh (34) .............68-73-69-73—283 Chez Reavie (34) ..........70-65-74-74—283 Chris Riley (27) .............71-71-75-67—284 Rory McIlroy (27) . .........71-69-75-69—284 Matt Jones (27) .............69-73-72-70—284

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-6-4 La. Pick 4: 2-4-8-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-3-9 La. Pick 4: 8-9-8-5 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-3 La. Pick 4: 0-2-6-1 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-0 La. Pick 4: 7-0-4-7 Easy 5: 3-6-7-19-31 La. Lotto: 1-5-6-14-18-21 Powerball: 7-9-14-45-49 Powerball: 23; Power Play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-4 La. Pick 4: 0-1-6-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-1-7 La. Pick 4: 2-7-3-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-5 La. Pick 4: 5-1-8-3 Easy 5: 6-20-30-33-35 La. Lotto: 1-10-16-17-23-40 Powerball: 10-29-33-41-59 Powerball: 15; Power play: 2

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Monday, March 8, 2010

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Tennessee takes SEC championship By The Associated Press Shekinna Stricklen scored 20 points and No. 4 Tennessee beat No. 19 Kentucky 70-62 on Sunday to win the SEC Tournament and possibly wrap up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Pat Summitt was so pleased she brought down the house with a postgame song. Tennessee (30-2) completed its first sweep of the Southeastern Conference’s regularseason and tournament championships in 10 years. In each case, the decisive win came against Kentucky (25-7), which improved from a .500 finish a year ago to play in its first tournament final in 28 years. Tennessee earned its 14th straight win to give Summitt

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women’s basketball her 19th 30-win season. Kentucky (25-7) played tough in its first championship game appearance since winning its only title in 1982. The Wildcats, led by Victoria Dunlap’s 21 points, played even with the Lady Vols until midway through the second half.

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Arkansas Tech 75, Delta State 73

Tennessee players pose with the championship trophy after beating Kentucky 70-62 in the SEC Women’s Tournament championship game on Sunday.

Arkansas Tech erased a five-point deficit in overtime and held Delta State scoreless over the last two minutes to beat the Lady Statesmen in the Gulf South Conference tournament championship

game in Southaven. Natalia Santos scored 28 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for Arkansas Tech (28-2). Her performance was followed by teammate Jessica Weatherford, who added 26

points and 11 rebounds. Bug Cooper had 15 points and nine assists for Delta State, and Shameka Russell came off the bench to score 14 points.

Kentucky holds off Florida’s charge By The Associated Press On a day freshman-dominated Kentucky was honoring its seniors, sophomore Darius Miller was most responsible for making sure the Wildcats finished their season with a perfect home record. The No. 3 Wildcats saw a big early lead slip away against Florida, but Miller got most of his 14 points in the clutch to help pull out a 74-66 victory and possibly cement a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Afterward, Miller warned that these close calls have got to stop with the postseason about to begin. “That’s happened to us a few times this year,” Miller said. “We really need to take care of that. It might not work against some other team.” The Wildcats (29-2, 14-2) had already clinched their 44th Southeastern Conference title outright with Vanderbilt’s loss to South Carolina on Saturday night. Florida (20-11, 9-7) may need to win a few games in this week’s SEC Tournament in Nashville, Tenn., to reach the NCAAs. Kentucky coach John Calipari said he thinks the Gators belong there. “I’m rooting for them,” Calipari said. “They played hard, never quit. They went right at us.” Kentucky’s 18-0 home record ties the 1985-86 team for the best in program history. The last time the Wildcats reached 14 league wins was 2005. Although there were plenty of standouts in this one for the Wildcats, who had five double-digit scorers, Miller made some of the most meaningful baskets, going 5-for-7 from the field, including three 3-pointers. He matched Eric Bledsoe as the game’s top scorers. Miller’s third 3 early in the


Connor Powers hit a pair of three-run homers to lead Mississippi State to a 14-6 win over Michigan State in the final game of the BankFirst Baseball Challenge. The Bulldogs (8-3) completed the three-day, three-team double round-robin event with a perfect 4-0 record. “Winning is important but I put stock in how we are playing right now,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “We need to play like we did today to win in the league. We put it all together today.” Powers put it together all weekend. The senior first baseman had three home runs and 15 RBIs in the four-game tournament, and his seven RBIs on Sunday were a career high. He leads the Southeastern Conference with seven home runs and 25 RBIs. Powers connected for a threerun homer to right center in the third inning Sunday and a three-run shot to left center in the seventh. The Bulldogs posted their biggest run total of the season while finishing with 10 hits. Powers, Cody Freeman and Sam Frost all had two hits apiece.

Tulane 12, Ole Miss 4

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Florida’s Erik Murphy, right, has the ball knocked away by Kentucky’s Eric Bledsoe in the first half Sunday. Kentucky won the game 74-66.

college basketballl second half stopped a 9-1 run by Florida that had helped cut into a large early deficit. Kentucky led by as many as 18 late in the first half, but Florida got a slew of uncontested baskets and cut it to 57-54 midway through the second after a 3-pointer by Alex Tyus, who led Florida with 12 points. The Gators pulled within two when a layup by Vernon Macklin made it 60-58 with seven minutes left. Patrick Patterson answered with a dunk and John Wall followed with a 3 to give the Wildcats some breathing room.

Gonzaga 77, Loyola Marymount 62 Steven Gray scored 18 points, Elias Harris added 16 and No. 18 Gonzaga (26-5) advanced to the West Coast Conference tournament final for the 16th consecutive season.

Michigan St. 64, Michigan 48 Raymar Morgan scored 13 of his 22 points in the first half, helping No. 11 Michigan State coast to a share of the Big Ten title. Michigan State (24-7, 14-4) shared the championship with Ohio State and Purdue, winning its second straight title and sixth under coach Tom Izzo.



Continued from Page B1. Finally, they got in two clean laps, and it was Busch all the way for his third career win in Atlanta. “You have to adjust to whatever circumstances there are to win these races,” said Busch, who claimed his 21st victory overall and snapped Jimmie Johnson’s two-race winning streak. “I felt we won the race outright today.” Johnson, the four-time defending Sprint Cup champion, was coming off wins at California and Las Vegas. He climbed into contention again, getting as high as third, but a bad pit stop and a scrape with Ryan Newman cost Johnson a chance to become the first driver since 2007 to make it three in a row. He finished 12th. Denny Hamlin cut a tire with 36 laps to go — one of at least a dozen drivers taken out by tire problems — and Busch emerged from the pits out front. Busch came to the first restart trailing a couple of drivers who took only two tires in the pits, but a brilliant move shot him right

Continued from Page B1. room at all” but sounded as though he wasn’t too upset about the incident. Clearly, he was. With Keselowski contending for a top-five finish, Edwards banged into him as they came to the start-finish line. Keselowski’s No. 12 car went into a spin, lifted off the track, turned upside down and slammed into the barrier in front of the stands with the roof. The battered machine flipped back onto the track, landing right side up. “It will be interesting to see how NASCAR reacts to it. They have the ball,” Keselowski said. “If they’re going to allow people to intentionally wreck each other at tracks this fast, we will hurt someone either in the cars or in the grandstands. It’s not cool to wreck someone intentionally at 195 mph.” After the crash, NASCAR ordered Edwards off the track. He drove defiantly around the quarter-mile track in front of the stands and went backward down the pit lane before meeting pri-

Dale Earnhardt Jr. (88) and Kyle Busch (18) take the green flag to start Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 500. back to the front. Busch hugged the rear bumper of Clint Bowyer’s car, then dipped to the inside and split both him and Menard heading through the first turn. Busch appeared to be pulling away, but Jamie McMurray got into Bowyer before the field could take the white flag, leading to another try for a clean finish. There wasn’t much drama on the next restart. Busch got away cleanly, zipped around the track two more times and took the checkered flag.

The Wolverines (14-16, 7-11) have to make a stunning appearance in the Big Ten tournament to avoid a losing record and would have to win the championship game to earn a consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Wisconsin 72, Illinois 57 Taylor Jordan and John Leuer each scored 20 points, and No. 15 Wisconsin dealt a significant blow to the Fighting Illini’s NCAA tournament hopes. Trevon Hughes added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Badgers (23-7, 13-5), who will be the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten tournament. Illinois (1813, 10-8) has dropped five of six and will be the No. 5 seed in Indianapolis.

vately with series officials in their trailer. Climbing from the car, he didn’t even bother with a denial. “Brad knows the deal between him and I,” Edwards said. “The scary part is the car went airborne, which was not what I expected. At the end of the day, we’re out here to race and people have to have respect for one another and I have a lot of respect for people’s safety. “I wish it wouldn’t have gone like that, but I’m glad he’s OK and we’ll just go on and race some more and maybe him and I won’t get in any more incidents together. That would be the best thing.”




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Blake Crohan went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored, and Tulane racked up 20 hits in a rout of Ole Miss. Seven different players had at least two hits for Tulane (6-5), and eight players drove in at least one run. The Green Wave blew the game open with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to take an 8-3 lead. Robby Broach (2-0) earned the victory, allowing two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. Tim Ferguson was 3-for-3 with an RBI for Ole Miss (9-2), and Alex Yarbrough was 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Trent Rothlin (2-1) allowed six runs on 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings and took the loss. “It was one of those days at the field,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said.

La.-Lafayette 10, Southern Miss 6 Louisiana-Lafayette broke a 6-6 tie with three runs in the bottom of the seventh, and went on to beat Southern Miss in the finale of a three-game series. Southern Miss used seven pitchers, including five underclassmen. Sophomore Mandella Mingo took the loss. He allowed one run and one hit in two-thirds of an inning. The Golden Eagles were held to eight hits, their second lowest total of the season.

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Anthony Doss had three of them. “We took the series and we are happy to do that but we are still searching for that third starter on Sunday,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “Our bullpen is questionable when we have to go to it that early. We need guys who can step up and keep the game in check and we did not get that today.”

Delta State 7, West Florida 3 Senior righthander Cody Kelley pitched a complete game and Delta State (13-5-1) rolled up 14 hits to beat West Florida (12-10) in the final game of a weekend series. Kelley (3-0) allowed five hits with no walks and four strikeouts. Former Warren Central star Josh Gordon went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored for Delta State, and Will McGinnis had two hits and scored two runs.

LSU 9, Brown 2 Freshman left-hander Jordan Rittiner allowed only one earned run in six innings, and center fielder Leon Landry went 3-for-4 with two triples and two RBIs, as LSU (11-0) topped Brown. Second baseman Tyler Hanover finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored for LSU. LSU is 11-0 for the first time since 1997, when the Tigers won their first 19 games of the year. Sunday’s win was LSU’s 17th straight home victory, dating back to last season.

Charleston 7, Alabama 6 Alabama scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead, but College of Charleston answered with one in the bottom of the seventh and two in the ninth to beat the Crimson Tide. Baker Knox doubled in the tying run, then Justin Brewer scored the winning run on a throwing error. Knox was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Josh Rutledge hit two home runs and drove in four runs for Alabama (8-1), and John David Smelser was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Double Jeopardy” — While in jail for murdering her husband, Bruce Greenwood, a woman, Ashley Judd, discovers he is living under a new identity with their son./7 on FX n SPORTS College basketball — March Madness kicks into high gear as four teams will punch their tickets to the NCAA Tournament. The Colonial, Metro Athletic, West Coast and Southern con- Ashley Judd ferences all crown champions tonight./6 on ESPN and ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “How I Met Your Mother” — When Robin confesses she is still angry with Barney, she enlists the help of a self-help author, Jennifer Lopez, who plans to beat Barney at his own game./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Lynn Redgrave, actress, 67; Micky Dolenz, actor-director, 65; Peggy March, pop singer, 62; Aidan Quinn, actor, 51; Camryn Manheim, actress, 49; Freddie Prinze Jr., actor, 34; James Van Der Beek, actor, 33. n DEATHS Aaron Cohen — The former director of NASA’s Lynn Johnson Space Center who helped create the Redgrave space shuttle program has died in College Station, Texas, after a long fight with cancer. Cohen, 79, was named director of the Johnson Space Center in 1986 after the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing teacher Christa McAuliffe and six astronauts. He told the Associated Press then that flying the shuttle safely would depend on “paying attention to detail” and he would encourage those who worked for him to do so. Cohen was at the helm when shuttle flights resumed nearly three years later and continued to lead the center until 1993. He resigned from NASA to teach at Texas A&M University, his alma mater. Cohen died Feb. 25, NASA said. He was buried March 1 in San Antonio. Richard Stapley — The actor who appeared alongside Elizabeth Taylor in “Little Women” and with Gene Kelly in “The Three Musketeers,” has died. He was 86. His publicist Alan Eichler said Stapley died of kidney failure Friday at a Palm Springs hospital. Born in England, Stapley moved to Hollywood and appeared in a string of films in the 1940s and 1950s, including “King of the Khyber Rifles” with Tyrone Power and “The Strange Door” with Boris Karloff.


Musician accused of beating with guitar A New Orleans musician was being held on $300,000 bond Sunday after being charged with hitting his girlfriend with a guitar and choking her. An Orleans Parish judge raised the bond for 37-year-old Dylan Francis Brooks Friday from $210,000. Brooks listed his occupation in a police report as “musician,” but he’s also worked at a salon. Investigators said Brooks caused a 5-inch cut on his girlfriend’s head when he hit her with the guitar during an argument Wednesday. Court records said he also choked her, saying: “I’ll have to kill you because you’ll send me to jail.” It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer. He’s charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Lil Wayne set to be sentenced to year Lil Wayne has agreed to go to jail in a gun case, but it has proved unexpectedly hard to put him there. First, the rap star’s sentencing was postponed last month so he could undergo surgery on his bejeweled teeth. Then, a fire shut down Manhattan’s main criminal courthouse while he was on his way there last week. But Lil Wayne is finally set to be sentenced today to a year in city jail, as planned when he pleaded guilty in October to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. He admitted illegally Lil having a loaded .40-caliber semiautomatic gun Wayne on his tour bus in July 2007. The Grammy Award-winning rapper, born Dwayne Carter in New Orleans, has been one of music’s most prolific and profitable figures in recent years. His “Tha Carter III” was the best-selling album of 2008. His latest album, “Rebirth,” was released last month. Facing jail with his career in full throttle, Lil Wayne has prepared with a burst of work and farewell shows and videos for fans. He said in a video clip sent last week to MTV News that he shot footage for seven music videos with various artists in one night over the weekend.


Owner: Fish is 43, weighs 20 pounds It sounds fishy but a New York City pet shop owner said it’s true. Buttkiss, the black pacu he owns, is 43 and weighs 20 pounds. A pacu is a breed that’s related to the piranha. Steve Gruebel owns Cameo Pet Shop in Queens. He got Buttkiss in 1967 when he was just a wee thing. He sold him a year later when Buttkiss was 2 inches long. But in 1970, Buttkiss was returned when he outgrew the buyer’s tank. Buttkiss lives in only a 4-foot-long, 75-gallon tank. Gruebel said he’s afraid to move him because he may not survive the changing environment. Buttkiss is beginning to show his age. He has arthritic gills and glaucoma in his right eye.

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Bigelow pioneers Oscars with ‘Hurt Locker’ win LOs ANGeLes (AP) — The Iraq War drama “The Hurt Locker” won best picture and five other prizes Sunday at the Academy Awards, its haul including best director for Kathryn Bigelow. Bigelow is the first woman in the 82-year history of the Oscars to earn Hollywood’s top prize for filmmakers. “There’s no other way to describe it. It’s the moment of a lifetime,” Bigelow said. “It’s so extraordinary to be in the company of my fellow nominees, such powerful filmmakers, who have inspired me and I have admired, some of them for decades.” Among those Bigelow and “The Hurt Locker” beat are exhusband James Cameron and his sci-fi spectacle “Avatar.” Bigelow and Cameron were married from 1989-91. Cameron was seated right behind Bigelow at the Oscars and joined a standing ovation for her, clapping vigorously and saying, “Yes, yes” after she won. First-time winners took all four acting prizes: Sandra Bullock as best actress for “The Blind Side”; Jeff Bridges as best actor for “Crazy Heart”; Mo’Nique as supporting actress for “Precious”; and Christoph Waltz as supporting actor for “Inglourious Basterds.” The Oscar marks a career peak for Bridges, a beloved Hollywood veteran who had been nominated four times in the previous 38 years without winning. Bridges, who played a boozy country singer trying to clean up his act, held his Oscar aloft and thanked his late parents, actor Lloyd Bridges and poet Dorothy Bridges. “Thank you, Mom and Dad, for turning me on to such a groovy profession,” said Bridges, recalling how his mother would get her children to entertain at parties and his father would sit on the bed teaching him the basics of acting for an early part he landed on his dad’s TV show “Sea Hunt.” “I feel an extension of them. This is honoring them as much as it is me,” Bridges said. Bullock, an industry darling who had never before been nominated, won for her role as a wealthy woman who takes in homeless future NFL star Michael Oher, who was living on the streets as a teen. The award wraps up a wild year for Bullock, who had boxoffice smashes with “Blind Side” and “The Proposal” and a flop with “All About Steve,” which earned her the worstactress trophy at the Razzies the night before the Oscars. “Did I really earn this or did I just wear you all down?” Bullock asked the Oscar crowd. Bullock gushed with praise for her fellow nominees, including Meryl Streep, who she joked is “such a good kisser.” The supporting-acting winners capped remarkable years, Mo’Nique startling fans with dramatic depths previously unsuspected in the actress known for lowbrow comedy and the Austrian-born Waltz leaping to fame with his first big Hollywood role. “I would like to thank the academy for showing that it can be about the performance and not the politics,” said Mo’Nique, who plays the heartless, abusive welfare mother of an illiterate teen in the Harlem drama “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” Mo’Nique added her gratitude to the first black actress to win an Oscar, Hattie McDaniel, the 1939 supporting-actress winner for “Gone With the Wind.” “I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to,” she said, adding thanks to Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, who signed on as executive producers to spread the word on “Precious” after it premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. “Precious” also won the adapted-screenplay Oscar for Geoffrey Fletcher. “This is for everybody who works on a dream every day. Precious boys and girls everywhere,” Fletcher said. Waltz’s award was presented

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Sandra Bullock accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Blind Side” at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday in Hollywood.

Mo’Nique, Oscar winner for best performance by an actress and Geoffrey Fletcher, Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay

The winners • Motion Picture: “The Hurt Locker.” • Actor: Jeff Bridges, “Crazy Heart.” • Actress: Sandra Bullock, “The Blind Side.” • Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds.” • Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, “Precious: Based on the Novel ’Push’ by Sapphire.” • Director: Kathryn Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker.” • Foreign Film: “El Secreto de Sus Ojos,” Argentina. • Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.” • Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, “The Hurt Locker.” • Animated Feature Film: “Up.” • Art Direction: “Avatar.” • Cinematography: “Avatar.” • Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker.” • Sound Editing: “The Hurt Locker.” • Original Score: “Up,” Michael Giacchino. • Original Song: “The Weary Kind (Theme From Crazy Heart)” from “Crazy Heart,” Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett. • Costume: “The Young Victoria.” • Documentary Feature: “The Cove.” • Documentary (short subject): “Music by Prudence.” • Film Editing: “The Hurt Locker.” • Makeup: “Star Trek.” • Animated Short Film: “Logorama.” • Live Action Short Film: “The New Tenants.” • Visual Effects: “Avatar.” by last season’s supportingactress winner, Penelope Cruz, who gave Waltz a kiss as he took the stage. “Oscar and Penelope. That’s an uber-bingo,” Waltz said. Though a veteran stage and TV actor in Europe, Waltz had been a virtual unknown in Hollywood before Quentin Tarantino cast him as the prattling, ruthless Jew-hunter Hans Landa in his World War II saga. “Quentin with his unorthodox methods of navigation, this fearless explorer, took this ship

Kathryn Bigelow accepts the Oscar for best achievement in directing for “The Hurt Locker” from Barbara Streisand at the 82nd Academy Awards Sunday in Hollywood.

Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges across and brought it in with flying colors, and that’s why I’m here,” Waltz said. “Avatar” won three Oscars, for visual effects, art direction and cinematography, beating “The Hurt Locker” for the latter. “The Hurt Locker” also won out over “Avatar” for film editing, sound editing and sound mixing. With nine nominations each, “The Hurt Locker” and “Avatar” came in tied for the Oscar lead. “Hurt Locker” screenwriter Mark Boal, who won the Oscar for original screenplay, thanked Bigelow, calling her an “extraordinary and visionary filmmaker,” and dedicated his Oscar win to the troops still in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with those who did not make it home. Boal also affectionately recalled his father, who died a month ago. Bigelow also added a prayer for the troops. “I’d just like to dedicate this to the women and men in the military who risk their lives on a daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world,” Bigelow said. “And may they

come home safe.” Oscar overseers said Chartier still will receive his best-picture Oscar, but at a later time. With just $12.6 million domestically, “The Hurt Locker” is the lowest-grossing film to win best picture in this modern era of detailed box-office bookkeeping. The best-picture category was loaded with smash hits, “Avatar” at $720 million domestically and climbing and the animated blockbuster “Up” and “The Blind Side” topping $200 million. “Up” earned the thirdstraight feature-animation Oscar for Disney’s Pixar Animation, which now has won five of the nine awards since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences added the category. “Crazy Heart” also won for original song with its theme tune “The Weary Kind.” “The Cove,” an investigation into grisly dolphin-fishing operations in Japan, was picked as best documentary. Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin opened the show with playful ribbing of nominees. They also made note of Oscar organizers’ decision to double the best-picture category from five films to 10. “When that was announced, all of us in Hollywood thought the same thing. What’s five times two?” Martin said. Leaders of the Academy widened the best-picture category from the usual five films to expand the range of contenders for a ceremony whose predictability had turned it into a humdrum affair for TV audiences.




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Man stopped keeping house the minute he got married DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


or advice. Why do so many men feel entitled to flop on the couch every night and expect us women to trudge through the housework into the wee hours? — Not the Maid in South Carolina Dear Not the Maid: Probably because that’s what they saw their mothers do, and whether it’s conscious or not, they consider housework to be “women’s work.” However, a lot has changed over the last generation, and your mother-in-law deserves credit for equipping her son to be independent after he left her nest. Because so many couples are both employed today, many


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — This is a good day for stimulating good responses for long-neglected endeavors. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There is far more going on around you than you realize. Today’s activities could prove to be extremely beneficial in shaping your future. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You’re likely to be a standout in any crowd, but what’s important is that you will leave something good behind wherever you go. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Concentrate on objectives or goals that are large in scope or significantly important. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you can, spend significant time with people who are enthusiastic about life and their future. You will pick up good vibes and clever ways to brighten your tomorrow. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You could be fortunate in two important areas. The aspects favor romance and financial success at this time. Keep moving forward. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Favorable results are indicated from team efforts of all kinds, so it pays to be cooperative in all areas of your life — especially in one-on-one dealings. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Give vent to your creative and ambitious aspirations, and don’t be afraid to think big. Success is likely in situations where you are strongly motivated to overcome all odds. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Don’t play coy with someone who truly interests you. This person will pick up better vibes if you simply let things unfold naturally. Be yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — A sketchy and dubious arrangement will work out perfectly if you don’t try to hurry things along. Keep on smiling while you wait for developments to unfold. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — This is a perfect day to concentrate on your larger ideas or concepts and temporarily shelve the smaller ones. As long as you’re not afraid to expand your hopes, big things can result. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Generous gestures will stimulate similar responses from people with whom you spend your day. This is the time to develop long-anticipated relationships.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I know that I am not a teenager yet, but I do read your column. Sometimes I agree with you and sometimes I don’t. You always say that girls are not as good as boys in sports. You are wrong. Every Friday in physical education, the girls play the boys in softball, and so far the girls have won every game. Sometimes we beat them by big scores, like 25 to 10. So, the next time you write about boys being better than girls in sports, remember my letter. — Mitzi, San Antonio. Mitzi: I think you mistook my comparison of girl and boy athletes. Girl athletes are highly skilled and competitive. The improvement in girls’ athletics over the past two decades is incredible. Watching females from around the world compete in the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, proves that females have the same athletic skills as the male athletes. But if females were to compete with men in all sports, the men would totally dominate. That’s because males are bigger, stronger and faster than females. That’s why females compete against female athletes. Simply stated, I seriously doubt you will ever see a female playing in Major League Baseball, the National Football League or the National Basketball Association. As a former athlete and coach, I’m a fan of both female and male athletes. Mother Nature has allowed girls to be far superior to boys in athletic skills until around age 10 or 11. After that age, boys gain much more strength. And by their mid-teens, boys are, on average, much more athletically dominant. Dr. Wallace: I read in a teen magazine that high-school students in the United States were below average in math compared to other countries. Why are we so low in math? It must be that we have incompetent math teachers. — Nameless, Montgomery, Ala. Nameless: The magazine must be referring to an announcement by the Program for International Student Assessment that American 15-year-olds tested below other industrialized nations in overall math literacy. The reason for this low math score is that we work hard to educate all of our students and do not overlook the needs of those who speak English as a second language or have other issues that demand special attention. Our top math students score at the same level as the brightest students in other countries, thanks to our outstanding, dedicated math teachers. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

husbands and wives share housekeeping responsibilities. And because you yourself are working the equivalent of two jobs, that’s what you and your husband should be doing. Of course, that won’t happen until and unless you’re willing to put your foot down and impress upon him that you married him to be his partner — not his maid — and that if he wants a happy marriage, he’s going to have to pull his share of the load. Dear Abby: I’m worried about my 14-year-old granddaughter. She’s a good soccer player and frequently “heads” the soccer ball. I think this could be harmful to her brain. I have spoken to two coaches about it; they say I shouldn’t worry. But I saw on the Internet that chronic traumatic brain injury has occurred in soccer and football players. What do you think? Should I pursue this concern? —

Grandma and Nurse in Houston Dear Grandma: What do your granddaughter’s parents have to say about this? Surely, she is not participating in a team sport without their written permission. That said, because everything one reads on the Internet isn’t necessarily accurate, if you wish to pursue this, I’d recommend you start by talking to a licensed medical professional. Dear Abby: I have been infatuated with a co-worker for more than a year. The problem is, he knows it and is reluctant to become more involved because we work together. We flirt constantly. We’re good friends and talk almost daily about things that go way beyond work. Everyone here knows we have a thing for each other. How do I cross over without risking our friendship? We’re both single and unattached. —

Infatuated in Downey, Calif. Dear Infatuated: More than a few romances have started in the workplace, if there is no company policy forbidding fraternization, so why not ask him to join you for dinner one evening? I can’t see how that would be a risk to your friendship. His response will tell you whether or not he’s just

Reader needs help finding ointment Dear Dr. Gott: I am trying to find a particular drawing salve that my grandmother, mother and I have used. It looks like a large Tootsie Roll and comes wrapped in a tan piece of rolled paper with black lettering. You melt a couple of drops of it onto a bandage and apply it where you have a sliver or piece of metal or glass. In a day or two, when you remove it, the sliver comes out. I have looked everywhere for it, but no one even knows what I’m talking about. I’m originally from Connecticut but now live in Virginia. I am hoping that because you are from Connecticut, maybe you know what I’m talking about and possibly know the actual name of the product. I have about 1 inch of my roll left, but don’t want to use it because I may never get it again. I would love to get hold of several rolls and lock them up in a safe for future use. Thanks for any help you can provide. Dear Reader: While I do not know the exact brand of which you are speaking, I believe that the product in question is ichthammol ointment. This product has been around for years and is typically used to treat slivers, boils and minor skin irritations, such as rashes or eczema. The good news is that the product is still available in many pharmacies and chain stores. However, the particular product and packaging you have is likely to be old and no longer available, so you will have to do with the more modern ichthammol, which comes in small jars or tubes. The product is much easier to apply to affected areas because of its softer consistency. Dear Dr. Gott: I’ve been on your diet plan for four weeks with much success. I would like you to clarify one point. In your cookbook, it states that bacon is allowed; however, bacon has sugar because it is part of the curing process. Is this an error? Dear Reader: Sugar is part of the curing process for most bacon; however, sugar-free bacon is available. Also, the amount of sugar is likely small because, according to the nutrition labels of most brands, there are zero carbs (which means no sugars). Therefore, bacon is an acceptable part of my No Flour, No Sugar Diet. I must add a caveat here to say that just because bacon is acceptable does not mean that it should be used as a staple. Bacon — even sugar-free bacon — is typically high in salt and fat and should be reserved for an occasional treat and used in moderation. Remember, occasional cheating is allowed on my



diet. If you plan to attend a party or get-together and do not wish to abstain from the sweets and goodies often available, plan ahead and tighten your belt the week before so that when you indulge (in moderation) in the tempting treats, you do not spoil your end goal.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167.

an office flirt who enjoys the sexual tension and prefers to leave things as they are.

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Dear Abby: When I first met my husband of two years, “Phil,” he owned his own home, kept it spotless and his yard neat, prepared his own meals and did his laundry. Those qualities made him stand out from the many spoiled “Mama’s boys” I had dated in the past. Now that we’re married it’s like he has amnesia. He has “forgotten” how to operate the washing machine, scrub a toilet or wash a dish. He hasn’t cleaned the bathroom once since our wedding, washes only one load of laundry a week (his own work uniforms) and performs other domestic tasks only if I ask repeatedly. I don’t enjoy nagging him. I teach school and attend graduate school at night, so I’m just as exhausted at the end of the day as he is, even though his labor is more physical. I know this problem is nothing new, but I am hoping you can offer some insight

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7 Certain bachelor, in ads 8 Relax in the tub 9 New York canal 10 Whirling water 11 Paid male escort 12 Slanted type 13 10 consecutive wins, say 18 Nativity trio 22 Broom-__: comics witch 24 Stanley Cup org. 25 Carnival pitchman 26 Singer Sumac 28 Boxer or pug 29 Gardner of “On the Beach” 30 “Deck the Halls” syllables 32 Tries to act like 33 Late news hour 34 Descartes or Russo 36 Florida’s Miami__ County 38 Queen of Hearts’ pastries 40 EMT’s skill 41 Yellowstone grazer 42 Prefix with functional

DOWN 1 Lines on mdse. 2 Arty Big Apple area 3 October birthstone 4 Cuba __: rum drink 5 Opposite of WSW By Nancy Kavanaugh 6 Road sealer

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The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 1995 Ford Ranger VIN: 1FTCR10A4SUA71845 Date of Sale: February 13, 2010 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t)

The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 2003 Toyota Camry LE VIN: 4T1BE32K53U714600 Date of Sale: March 17, 2010 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Lee's Body Shop 2417 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15(3t)

reform legal description; said judgment appearing in the Warren, Mississippi land records in Book 1504 at Page 81; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 29th day of March, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Commencing at a corner common to Sec. 4,5,8 and 9, T15N, R4E, Warren County, Mississippi, run thence N 88 degrees 10 minutes 00 seconds W, 942.29 feet to a point; thence run South 01 degree 58 minutes 28 seconds W, 20.00 feet, to the Northeast Corner and the point of beginning of the herein described Lot 8 of Lealand Pointe Subdivision, unrecorded; from said point run thence South 01 degree 58 minutes 28 seconds W, 137.72 feet to the south right of way of the public access road for said Lealand Pointe Subdivision; thence run along the south line of said Lot 8, North 88 degrees 19 minutes 03 seconds W 100.46 feet to a point; thence run N 01 degree 58 minutes 28 seconds E, 138.16 feet to a point; thence along the north line of said Lot 8, S 88 degrees 04 minutes 05 seconds E, 100.46 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.32 acres more or less. MOBILE HOME INFO: 2001 Fleetwood Meadowbrook, Serial no. TNFLY27A23545- MB12 and TNFLY27B23545-MB12 I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day February 22, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sw/F05-0817 Publish: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22(3t)

Book 1504 at Page 98; 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 15th day of March, 2010 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: That part of Lot 181 of that certain Survey in said City known as Speed's Addition, as shown by Plat which is recorded in Book "ZZ" Page 600, of the Record of Deeds of said County; beginning at a point 75 feet south of the northwest corner of said lot 181; and running thence South along the west line of said Lot 181, a distance of twenty-five (25) feet; thence East parallel with the north line of said lot, a distance of sixty (60) feet, to the East line of said Lot 181, thence North along the East line of said lot a distance of 25 feet, thence West on a line parallel with North line of said lot a distance of 60 feet to the Point of Beginning. I will convey only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 17th day of February, 2010. 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: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t)

and expiring on August 22, 2010, for the purpose of consultation with the applicant, consultation with local preservation groups and any other interested parties, and dissemination of information concerning this structure. The property is owned by Jamal Khouri, 1217 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi. For more information contact Paula Wright, Secretary to the Board of Architectural Review, at 634-4526. Publish: 3/8, 5/22, 6/22, 7/22 (4t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES H. ABRAHAM, DECEASED NO. 2008-162 PR SUMMONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF CHARLES H. ABRAHAM, DECEASED You have been made a Defendant in the Amended Petition filed in this Court by Charles H. Abraham, Jr., Executor of the Estate of Charles H. Abraham, Deceased, said Amended Petition seeking determination and adjudication of heirship and wrongful death beneficiaries. Defendants other than you in this action are: Mrs. Jeanette Thomas Abraham, Charlene Abraham Davis, Suzanne Abraham Hull, Maggie Abraham Collins, Charles H. Abraham, Jr. and David T. Abraham. You are summoned to appear and defend against the Amended Petition filed in this action at 10:30 o'clock a.m. on the 31st day of March, 2010, in the Warren County Chancery Courtroom at Vicksburg, Mississippi before Hon. Vicki Roach Barnes and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be rendered against you for those matters demanded in the Petition. You are not required to file an answer or pleading but you may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court this 18th day of February, 2010. DOT McGEE, CHANCERY CLERK BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. (SEAL) Publish: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t)

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 27th day of April, 2004 and acknowledged on the 27th day of April, 2004, Deddrick Harris, a single person, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto J. Allen Derivaux, Jr., Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1511 at Page 7 # 218349; and WHEREAS, on the 14th day of March, 2007, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1474 at Page 298 Instrument # 254090; and WHEREAS, on the 4th day of May, 2005, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1376 at Page 609 # 221857; and WHEREAS, the subject deed of trust was reformed by judgment rendered in the matter styled Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs Deddrick Harris and Healthcare Financial Services, LLC. Cause Number 2009-117GN of the Chancery Court of Warren, Mississippi, rendered on the 23rd day of November, 2009 said judgment reforming subject deed of trust to

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 2nd day of June, 2009, HOME RESOLUTIONS, 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 1701 at Page 594; 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 Book 1504 at Page 101; 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 15th day of March, 2010 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: PARCEL 1: That certain parcel of land located in Square 9 in the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, known as Springfield Proper, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 29 of Square 9, and run North 07 degrees East along the West line of Lot 29 and the East line of Farmer Street for 73.75 feet to an iron pin set in an existing wire fence marking the North line of the South half of Lots 29 and 30 and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel to be conveyed herein; thence continue along the West line of Lot 29 and the East line of Farmer Street North 07 degrees East for 73.75 feet to an iron pin; thence turn and run along the North line of Lot 29 South 83 degrees East for 147.5 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of said Lot 29; thence turn and follow the common line between Lots 29 and 30 South 07 degrees West for 73.75 feet to an iron pin set in the old fence along the North line of the South half of Lot 29; thence turn and follow said old fence and said North line North 83 degrees West for 147.5 feet back to the point of beginning, containing 10800 square feet, more or less. This property is also known as Lot 1, Christopher and Lewis Estates as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 138 (Slide Cabinet A, Slide 207-A) in the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and is also part of that certain larger lot, tract or parcel of property conveyed to Home Resolutions, LLC by Bertha Mae Singleton, by virtue of that certain Warranty Deed dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 1384 at Page 186 of said land records. PARCEL 2: That certain parcel of land located in Square 9 in the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, known as Springfield Proper, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 29 of Square 9, and run North 07 degrees East along the West line of Lot 29 and the East line of Farmer Street for 73.75 feet to an iron pin set in an existing wire fence marking the North line of the South half of Lots 29 and 30; thence continue along the West line of Lot 29 and the East line of Farmer Street North 07 degrees East for 73.75 feet to an iron pin; thence turn and run along the North line of Lot 29 South 83 degrees East for 147.5 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of said Lot 29 and the Northwest corner of Lot 30 and the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel to be conveyed herein; thence continue along the North line of Lot 30 South 83 degrees East for 43.5 feet to an iron pin; thence run South 78 degrees 52 minutes 31 seconds East for 104.27 feet to an iron pin along the West line of Poplar Street; thence turn and follow the East line of Lot 30 South 07 degrees West for 66.25 feet to an iron pin in an old fence line marking the North line of the South half of Lot 30; thence turn and follow said old fence and said North line North 83 degrees West for 147.5 feet to an iron pin in the old fence; thence turn and follow the common line between Lots 29 and 30 North 07 degrees East for 73.75 feet back to the point of beginning, containing 10500 square feet, more or less. This property is also known as Lot 2, Christopher and Lewis Estates as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 138 (Slide Cabinet A, Slide 207-A) in the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and is also part of that certain larger lot, tract or parcel of property conveyed to Home Resolutions, LLC by Bertha Mae Singleton, by virtue of that certain Warranty Deed dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 1384 at Page 186 of said land records. PARCEL 3: That certain parcel of land located in Square 9 in the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, known as Springfield Proper, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Begin at an iron pin at the Northeast corner of lot 31 of Square 9, said point also being the intersection of the West line of Poplar Street and the South line of Jefferson Street, and run South 07 degrees West for 51.0 feet along the East line of Lot 31 and the west line of Poplar Street to an iron pin; thence turn and run North 83 degrees West for 98.89 feet to an iron pin; thence turn and run North 06 degrees 52 minutes 55 seconds East for 51.0 feet to an iron pin in the North line of Lot 31 and the South line of Jefferson Street; thence turn and follow said North line of Lot 31 and said South line of Jefferson Street South 83 degrees East for 99.0 feet back to the Point of Beginning, containing 5000 square feet, more or less. This property is also known as Lot 5, Christopher and Lewis Estates as recorded in Plat Book 3, Page 138 (Slide Cabinet A, Slide 207-A) in the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi and is also part of that certain larger lot, tract or parcel of property conveyed to Home Resolutions, LLC by Bertha Mae Singleton, by virtue of that certain Warranty Deed dated July 15, 2005 and recorded in Book 1384 at Page 186 of said land records. I will convey only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 17th day of February, 2010. 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: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 28th day of December, 2005, HOME RESOLUTIONS, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, executed a certain Deed of Trust to ALLEN L. BURRELL, 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 1571 at Page 1; and WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS BANK, has substituted CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, in lieu of Allen L. Burrell, by instrument dated the 16th day of December, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office in Book 1504 at Page 97; 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 15th day of March, 2010 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: All of Lot 163 of that certain survey in said city known as Speed's Addition, a plat of which is duly recorded in Deed Book ZZ at Page 600 of the land records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of said county, said Lot having a frontage of 50 feet on the North side of Bowmar Avenue, and 135 feet on the East side of Cherry Street. LESS AND EXCEPT: The East one-half (½) of Lot 163 of that certain survey in the City of Vicksburg known as Speed's Addition, a plat of which is duly recorded in Deed Book ZZ at Page 600 of the Land Records in the Office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, said East one-half (½) of Lot 163 has frontage of 25 feet along the North side of Bowmar Avenue and a depth of 135 feet, and is located in Section 34, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 17th day of February, 2010. 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: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 28th day of December, 2005, HOME RESOLUTIONS, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, executed a certain Deed of Trust to ALLEN L. BURRELL, 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 1571 at Page 10; and WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS BANK, has substituted CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, in lieu of Allen L. Burrell, by instrument dated the 16th day of December, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office in

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 28th day of December, 2005, HOME RESOLUTIONS, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, executed a certain Deed of Trust to ALLEN L. BURRELL, 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 1571 at Page 28; and WHEREAS, RIVERHILLS BANK, has substituted CLYDE E. ELLIS as Trustee, in lieu of Allen L. Burrell, by instrument dated the 16th day of December, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office in Book 1504 at Page 100; 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 15th day of March, 2010 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: That certain part of Lot One Hundred Eighty-One (181) of Speed's addition to the City of Vicksburg, as shown by plat duly recorded in Book ZZ at Page 600, of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Begin at the Northeast corner of said Lot 181, and running thence in a Westerly direction along the North line of said lot, which is also the South line of Bowmar Avenue, a distance of 26.0 feet to a fence which divides property being conveyed from western part of said lot; thence in a Southerly direction along the fence or a line parallel to the East line of said lot, a distance of 75.0 feet; thence in an Easterly direction a distance of 26.0 feet to a point on the East line of said lot; thence in a Northerly direction along the East line of said lot, to the point of beginning. This being the same property conveyed to Rosie Lee Branch Green by Carrie and Lester Lodge by deed dated the 6th day of August, 1956 and duly recorded in Deed Book 332 at Page 475 of the land records of said Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 17th day of February, 2010. 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: 2/22, 3/1, 3/8(3t) NOTICE An application for the demolition of the structure located at 1216 Cherry Street has been submitted to the City of Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review. Pursuant to Ordinance 86-4 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Vicksburg, said Board has issued a stay of demolition for the structure, for a period of 180 days beginning February 23, 2010

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Vicksburg Warren School District will receive SEALED BIDS, marked 10-11-02 until 9:00 a.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010 for Propane Heating Fuel. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of Purchasing at 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities. James Price Superintendent Publish: 3/1, 3/8(2t) ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS The Vicksburg Warren School District will receive SEALED BIDS, marked 10-11-03 until 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010 for Waste Container Service. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of Purchasing at 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. James Price Superintendent Publish: 3/1, 3/8(2t)

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


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Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm For more information contact Brooke Lott or Robyn Montgomery (601)-636-1448 ext. 2126 EOE DENTAL RECEPTIONIST/BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT Established Dental Practice is seeking a receptionist/ business office assistant to help enhance patient care while having fun in a fast paced, but relaxed atmosphere. Prior dental office experience or training is a plus. Salary range $10$18/hr with benefits. Resumes should be sealed in a brown legal-sized envelope marked “ATTENTION: Administrator� and delivered in person to: 1201 Mission Park Vicksburg MS between 8am and 5pm Monday-Thursday No Phone Calls!


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " CARPENNEEDED: TERS AND Laborers for housing project. Call Andy with CCI 601-382-6229, Monday- Friday 8am-3pm. We are EOE. OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the Vicksburg area, full time. Master's degree in Social Services required. Mental health experience preferred. Crisis experience a plus. Some traveling required. Send resumes to: Brentwood Behavioral HealthCare of MS. Fax to: 601-936-7864 or email to:

18. Miscellaneous For Sale CHICKENS. BABY Ready soon. $1.50 each. Looking for Hen Turkeys. 318-552-3314. FOR SALE! Washer and dryer, good condition, $125 each. Refrigerator, $125. Call 601-218-4867. FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429. NEW GENERATORS


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

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43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens Please adopt today! Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on

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17. Wanted To Buy $ CASH TODAY I buy junk cars, trucks and vans. Call 601-631-4346. WANTED! Vicksburg High School yearbooks from (1966 to 1968). Call 662-455-2271.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale INCH CHROME 22 wheels and tires. Like new. $1300. 601-218-4531.

19. Garage & Yard Sales What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 2007 RANGER FISH-N-PLAY Reata. 18 foot, loaded, 150 horse power Yamaha outboard, like new condition. $25,500. 601-415-4295. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

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




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DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. HOME OR OFFICE cleaning available. 10 years experience. Honest, dependable. References available. 601218-3558.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers

PI&I MOTOR EXPRESS is currently hiring Flat Bed drivers. Starting pay is 26%, after 6 months 27%, and after an additional 6 months 28%. Job offers many benefits, including weekends off. Please call Kaisha 601-878-5395.

1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413


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

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now - This position won’t last!

Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. If you have the right skills please apply NOW, as interviews have already started. Send resumes to: Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

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

LAND/ HOME DEALS! No credit check. Pearl, Florence, Braxton, Canton, Vicksburg. Darren, 228669-3505.

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

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

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

• Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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


24. Business Services I CLEAN HOUSES! 35 years experience, days only. Call 601-529-6650 days or 601-631-2482, nights. J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-618-0407 River City Lawn Care You grow it we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. SPRING CLEANING ON your list? Let us do the work for you! Quality Cleaning, painting, power washing. Free estimates, 601-2149805.

27. Rooms For Rent

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• Lake Surrounds Community

780 Hwy 61 North

1 BEDROOM ONLY $475 Call for Details 601-638-0102 FAMILY ATMOSPHERE Newly remodeled 2 and 3 bedrooms. Paid cable, water and trash.Washer, dryer and microwave included. $0 deposit. Call 601-415-8735 or 601-638-5587

24. Business Services

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Spring • 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid No Utility Deposit Required

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

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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33. Commercial Property

Thinking of buying land? Check Out OUR Listings! Danny Rice/Broker

McMillin Real Estate

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

34. Houses For Sale

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.


Big River Realty

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! Located in Fayette, MS. Please call 601-786-3943, ask for James Shannon.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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


1911 Mission 66

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 121 IMPALA. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. All offers will be considered! Ward Real Estate, 601-634-6898. 1998 16X80. AS is$13,900, repaired- $15,900, big tub, isle kitchen, setup included. Darren, 228-6693505.

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


28X60. 4 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. $28,000 setup cash price $4000 plus land deed, will owner finance. Darren, 228-669-3505. 28X60. 4 BEDROOMS, 2.5 baths, $38,500 setup, air, new carpet, new linoleum, fireplace. The works! Darren, 228-6693505. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Only $22,500. Also 28x80 4 bedrooms with land, in Bovina area. Reduced for quick sale. 601-218-5656 or 601-218-2582. 32X80. 4 BEDROOMS, 2 baths, big tub, huge rooms, all new appliances. $39,900 setup. Darren, 228-6693505.


24. Business Services

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

34. Houses For Sale

2005 16x80, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Laundry room/ pantry. Call for details. 601636-7661.

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

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

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

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

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300


NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.

COMPLETELY FURNISHED CORPORATE APARTMENT All utilities paid, laundry room provided, 1 bedroom. $900 monthly. Studio apartment $750. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

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Confederate Ridge


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

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






601-636-0502 Eagle Lake 16665 Hwy 465 3/2, large lot, metal roof, waterfront, updated, $165,000 16853 Hwy 465 2 bedrooms u/s, apartment d/s, pier, deck, $165,000. Call Bette Paul Warner, 601 218 1800. McMillin Real Estate

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

40. Cars & Trucks $888 DOWN $200 per month! (Social Security Income OK) R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150. 1992 MERCEDES automatic, leather, sunroof, $2995. 1994 GMC Truck, automatic, $2995. R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150. 1995 FORD EXPLORER. $2500. Call 601-218-2893. 1996 JEEP CHEROKEE. $2000. Call 601-218-2893. 1998 ½ TON DODGE, extended cab truck. $3500. Call 601-218-2893. 2002 DODGE 1500, 4x4, loaded, $6995. 1998 Dodge 1500 4x4, loaded, $4495. R&C Auto Sales. 601-2181150.

BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195. G O O D C re d i t B A D C re d i t N O C re d i t NO PROBLEM Gary has a Financing Program for everyone Gary’s Cars for Less 3524 Hwy 61 South Get Pre-Approved 601-883-9995

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

34. Houses For Sale

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle.................601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI


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Monday, March 8, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


March 8, 2010

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