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JACKSON — A proposal to redraw Mississippi’s 52 Senate districts — including Vicksburg-based District 23 — quickly gained some support when unveiled Monday, but it could be derailed with Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant’s plan to introduce his own revamped map. A remapping plan approved by a redistricting committee of Lt. Gov. Phil senators and Bryant House members shows the district represented by state Sen. Briggs Hopson III picking up more of Yazoo County to make up for population losses districtwide. It would continue to include all of Warren and Issaquena counties and add precincts in Yazoo City, Holly Bluff and Benton. “The good thing is that it didn’t really change a whole lot,” Hopson said of the joint committee’s proposal, which now moves to the Senate Elections Committee before going to the full Senate. “It’s a good, contiguous, welldrawn-up district overall.” Hopson wouldn’t comment on the fate of an alternate map pushed by Bryant, the Senate’s presiding officer.

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Sen. Briggs Hopson III, R-Vicksburg, right, and Sen. Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale confer over changes in Senate district lines Monday. The battle potentially pits Bryant, who’s running for governor, against the Republican-led redistricting committee he appointed. Lawmakers say it’s unprecedented for a lieutenant governor to circumvent the redistricting committee and release a separate map. Traditionally, the presiding officer supports the plan created by the committee. Legislators also are redraw-

ing the 122 districts in the House to reflect population changes in the 2010 Census. Both chambers are working on maps that would increase representation in fast-growing DeSoto County, just south of Memphis and account for population losses in the economically struggling Delta. Maps OK’d for the House show Warren County with five representatives instead

of four, with communities around Vicksburg sliced and moved around to account for countywide population loss. District 55 Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, would lose Kings and parts of north Vicksburg to District 51 Rep. Rufus Straughter, D-Belzoni, and Eagle Lake to District 49 Rep. Willie Bailey, D-Greenville. It does stretch farther See Senate, Page A7.

Group home for boys opening in city By Pamela Hitchins A new group home in Vicksburg for at-risk and troubled teen boys is about to become a reality. The three-bedroom Sherman Avenue house in the Riviera Heights neighborhood off North Washington Street is being opened to provide a “stable, familylike” home for six boys ages 13 to 19 by the Waters Youth Foundation. Chief Executive Officer Larry Waters, a Vicksburg native who lived in Southern California for many years before returning in 2004, opened a similar home in Los Angeles in 1989, he said. “It was a very effective pro-

Gas costs increase price tag for bridge

‘The boys who lived there are doing well — they have jobs, they’ve joined the service or gone to college. It’s given them an opportunity to grow up in something like a family atmosphere and become productive citizens.’ LARRY WATERS

gram,” said Waters. “The boys who lived there are

Spikes in fuel prices have inflated by more than 14 percent how much Warren County will have to pay to replace a relief bridge on Redbone Road, officials said. A contract to build a new bridge on Redbone and Paces Bayou off U.S. 61 South at the city limits, went to Laurel-based Magco Inc. The firm’s low bid of $510,845.62 beat an offer by Madison-based Key LLC but outpaced the estimated $434,627.62 construction cost. Key, which built the new Yazoo River bridge in Redwood and is replacing the Haining Road bridge at the Port of Vicksburg, bid $573,827.25. Carey Webb of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Office of State Aid Road Construction said the cost reflected the gas price hikes felt nationwide. “We had not put any bid specs out since the price of gas went up,” Webb told the board Monday after bids were read. Work on Redbone is expected to See County, Page A3.

City jacks up contribution to youth camp By Manivanh Chanprasith


A bedroom at Vicksburg’s first group home for troubled boys. doing well — they have jobs, they’ve joined the service or gone to college. It’s given them an opportunity to grow up in something like a family atmosphere and become pro-

ductive citizens.” Monday, Waters and his staff, including Executive Director Maresa Rone Hart, See Group, Page A7.

A nonprofit youth counseling center will get nearly $18,000 in city money to fund a six-week summer camp, an increase of $16,000 from previous allocations approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Monday’s vote on funding for Central Mississippi Prevention Services was 2-1. “A lot of these programs are not usually tied to city responsibilities,” Mayor See City, Page A3.


Mardi Gras mixing with spring break By The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Revelers bared flesh and threw beads on Bourbon Street until the sun rose on Mardi Gras to mark the annual preLenten celebration that takes on so many shapes in New Orleans, from early morning parades to gay costume balls and second-line dancing of Mardi Gras Indians. The festivities began shortly after sunrise, as members of the traditionally African-American Krewe of Zulu boarded floats at the

Louisiana Superdome in preparation for their annual parade through the city. Soon to follow would be the parade of Rex, King of Carnival. Entertainer Pete Fountain’s marching club hit the Uptown streets shortly after 7 a.m. on its trek through downtown and into the French Quarter. Gray skies hung over the city and there was a threat of rain. But spirits didn’t appear dampened. On Bourbon Street, the rain turned the garbage remaining from Monday night’s rev-

elry into mush. But that didn’t keep the tradition of costumes that lampoon current events from popping up. Strolling down Bourbon with family members, Allen Logue, 58, was clad as a oneman oil spill cleanup crew. Logue, an oil field consultant from Barataria, La., who said he did work for BP in Alaska, didn’t have to do much shopping to build his costume. He already had a hard-hat helmet and BPSee Mardi Gras, Page A7.


Musician Pete Fountain, center, greets friends as he leads his Half-Fast Walking Club through New Orleans this morning.


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Special needs child punched on video

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Port Gibson man being held in homeless woman’s killing A Port Gibson man was still being held and questioned by Port Gibson police in the case of a woman whose body was found Sunday morning behind a church, police Chief Calvin Jackson said today. Dexter Watson, 41, 907 Vine St., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, Jackson said, and he was being questioned in the slaying. An autopsy showed Patricia Dotson, 34, died of stab wounds to the face and trauma to the head, Claiborne County Coroner J.W. Mallett said. Dotson was homeless but had family in the city, including her grandfather, Constable Roosevelt Dotson, Jackson said. Mallett said more tests that “will take some time” will be needed to show if Dotson was sexually assaulted. Dotson’s body was discovered behind First Baptist Church on Farmer Street about 7:45 a.m. Sunday by a church worker. Jackson said questioning is continuing with people in the community, some of whom have said Dotson was last seen “hanging out” Saturday night. She is believed to have died around 3 or 4 a.m. Sunday, Jackson said.

City woman held in boyfriend’s cutting A Vicksburg woman accused of cutting her boyfriend with broken glass early this morning was being held at police headquarters, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. Adleine Bingham, 21, 300 N. Poplar St., was arrested at

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River Region Medical Center at 2:06 a.m., Stewart said. Bingham’s boyfriend, Earl Jones, 26, 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, Apt. 12B, received 18 staples to close an abdominal wound, said the lieutenant. Stewart said Bingham and Jones were visiting his cousin at 780 U.S. 61 North, Apt. 16H, when they began arguing over keys. While arguing, a glass mug broke and Bingham cut Jones with a piece of the glass, Stewart said. She was being held without bond because she was already out of jail on a $2,500 bond for a felony shoplifting charge July 3 and a $5,000 bond for an aggravated domestic assault charge August 16, Stewart said. She was expected to be transferred to the Warren County Jail. Jones was treated and released, said RRMC spokesman Allen Karel.

Appliances missing from mobile home A burglary was reported Monday at 6:09 p.m. at a mobile home for sale on the lot at C & W Homes, 5540 U.S. 61 South, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. A G.E. refrigerator valued at $1,300 and a Hotpoint stove valued at $800 were reported stolen, he said.

Four teens injured in Vicksburg wreck A two-vehicle wreck at Drummond and Bowmar

streets Monday afternoon sent four Vicksburg teens to River Region Medical Center, Vicksburg Fire Department records showed. Emergency personnel responded at 4:12, and took Michelle Crawley, 19, and Kayla Shelton, 18, both of 2521 Oak St.; Ashley Murphy, 17, 512 Fairground St.; and Kendrick Williams, 16, 2608 Roosevelt Ave., to the emergency room. All were treated and released, said River Region Medical Center spokesman Allen Karel. No details about the wreck were available.


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Reeves to speak at Tea Party meeting Mississippi lieutenant gubernatorial candidate Tate Reeves will speak at the Vicksburg Tea Party meeting Thursday night at 6:30 at Shoney’s restaurant on Pemberton Square Boulevard. Reeves, a Rankin County native, was elected treasurer in 2003 as the state’s first Republican treasurer. He served as president of the National Association of State Treasurers for 2006-07. Tate holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Mississippi and the CFA Institute. Other candidates for the office include state Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport, and Reform Party candidate Tracella Lou O’Hara Hill.

JACKSON (AP) — A video circulating on the Internet shows a Mississippi special needs student being punched in the face, and now the teenager’s family wants stiffer punishment and a stronger bullying policy. Amy Snyder said Monday that her nephew, a 16-yearold freshman at East Union High near New Albany, was punched Feb. 25. She said the other student was wearing a boxing glove when he hit her nephew. She said it was a violent and unprovoked attack. Snyder said her nephew functions on a 10-year-old level and has not been back to the school. The student didn’t tell anyone because the others involved told him it was a prank, Snyder said. The family learned about the video from a friend after students began talking about it. They found the video on Facebook. Snyder said school officials didn’t treat the incident as bullying because there had been no other reports of problems between her nephew and

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CHURCHES Shiloh Baptist — Youth revival, 7 tonight-Wednesday; the Rev. Adrian Clark, speaker; Friday 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., dinners with three sides and dessert; $5 chicken or $6 fish; delivery for three or more orders; presented by the ladies auxiliary, Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St. Greater Jerusalem Baptist — Appreciation service for the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Raymond Gill of Bastrop, guest speaker; 5026 Mount Alban Road.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and servic-

es; public library. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-8833849, 601-883-3290 or 601636-3229. Spring Break Basketball Frenzy — 6 p.m. Friday; four games; $1 admission; Kings Empowerment Center. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Merv Stewart; donations appreciated. Genealogy Fair — March 25; statewide interactive video conference; Betty Wiltshire, researching African-American and Native American ancestry; Mona Vance, how to archive family memories; and Rick Dixon, preserving and restoring tombstones; WC Extension Service, 601-6365442. Festival of Barbershop Harmony — 7 p.m. April 2; Magnolia Chorus, Men in Black,

Vocality and Center Stage Show Chorus; tickets: $20/$10 student, 769-218-2438, 601383-4264 or; Belhaven University Center for the Arts, 835 Riverside Drive, Jackson.

CLUBS T.K Soul Undisputed Fan Club — Scholarship available; applications provided to guidance counselors at Vicksburg and Warren Central High Schools; Barbara Copeland, 601-529-5180, or Felicia Stewart, 601-529-6740; April 16 deadline. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Dr. Jennifer Melton, audiologist, Magnolia Speech School, speaker; Jacques’ Cafe. Vicksburg Eagles Youth Football — Register 5:15 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday; ages 6-12; Vicksburg Junior High Stadium. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. American Legion Post 213 — Legionnaires meeting, 8 p.m. Wednesday; refresh-

the other students. She said family members are angered by what they consider light punishment. Snyder said the student who hit her nephew, whom she described as a junior who turned 18 after the incident, and the boy who took the video on a cell phone were suspended five days. She said another student was suspended for fewer days, but she wasn’t sure how many. Union County School District Superintendent Ken Basil said Monday that the punishment described by the victim’s aunt is not accurate. But he said he’s prohibited from disclosing the exact punishments. Basil also said the district followed policy in disciplining those involved. He said he would have to ask the school board attorney if the incident qualified as bullying under school policy. The school contacted the sheriff’s department about the incident, Basil said. A sheriff’s investigator did not respond Monday to a message.

Delta housing fees suit rescheduled for August GREENVILLE, Miss. — The trial of a lawsuit challenging rent increases at apartments owned by the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has been rescheduled for Aug. 22 in federal court in Greenville. The trial had been set for March 21. A mediation session will be May 12 at the federal courthouse in Oxford. The lawsuit was filed in 2009 after residents received notices that rent would more than double at housing units in Bolivar, Washington, Sunflower, Sharkey and Humphreys counties. The lawsuit seeks a temporary restraining order and a hearing for preliminary injunction. The more than 200 plaintiffs contend the housing authority failed to provide a grievance procedure as required by federal law.

Rayne twister damage to cost school $500,000 RAYNE, La. — The Acadia Parish School Board declared a state of emergency Monday because of a weekend tornado that caused $500,000 in damage to Rayne High School. Superintendent Johnny Bourque told the board the school has major roof damage and broken windows. School will not resume Wednesday as scheduled, he added.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS James Wallace, who represents the district’s property claims insurer, told the board that damage estimates at the school are at least $500,000. The tornado packed winds of up to 135 mph and cut a path of destruction five miles long through the town. One person was killed.

Higher ed trustee resigns in Louisiana BATON ROUGE — The longest serving member of the board of regents for Louisiana’s public higher education system is stepping down. Roland Toups’ resignation was announced Monday by board chairman Bob Levy. It took effect immediately. The statement by Levy didn’t give a reason for Toups’ resignation, and a board spokeswoman didn’t elaborate when questioned. Gov. Mike Foster appointed Toups to the board in March 1997. He was reappointed in 2003 and 2009. Gov. Bobby Jindal has not indicated whom he will appoint to fill the vacancy.

boil water Hilldale A boil water notice has been lifted for Hilldale Water District customers on Gibson Road starting at the intersection of Lee Road going west, all of Halls Ferry Road and all of Greenbriar Subdivision.

correction Madison Parish High School participated Feb. 26 in the first African American History Quiz Bowl. The school was omitted from a Thanks & Appreciation letter in Saturday’s edition. •

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A car crosses a bridge on Redbone Road that is slated for work in the next few months.

On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Took no action after a closed session to discuss the lawsuit filed here and in 12 other Mississippi counties where districts are to be redrawn this year. Local branches of the NAACP have asked the U.S. District Court in both Mississippi federal court districts that the qualifying deadline for local elections be extended to June 1, the same deadline as legislative races. NAACP officials have said county officials need the time to redraw lines due to population shifts resulting from the 2010 census. Counties involved in the suit include Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, DeSoto, Panola, Pike, Simpson, Tallahatchie, Tunica, Warren, Webster and Winston counties. District 1 in Warren County outpaced growth in Districts 2 and 3, forcing a redistricting process by supervisors and hired regional planner Central Mississippi Planning and Development District. Local and private bills have been filed by legislators in DeSoto and Forrest counties to seek an extension of the local qualifying deadline. • Approved a selection committee to vet project ideas for a future round of community development block grants. They consist of County Administrator John Smith, Chancery Clerk Dot McGee, Purchasing Agent Tonga Vinson, Purchasing official Penny Evans and Loretta Brantley of the Accounting Department. Smith said the funds were for public facilities, but no specific project had been identified. • Approved an emergency declaration to speed up a resurfacing project at the Port of Vicksburg.

Last week, crews discovered no earth under a 30-cubic yard section of concrete being replaced near the T-dock crane support platform, said Brian Robbins of county engineering firm ABMB Engineers Inc. Officials said a quote will be sought from Vicksburg-based Triple J, the firm hired to resurface the approach. • Approved an additional $775 to Fordice Construction Co. to build a bladder tank in the plumbing chase of the restroom at Eagle Lake boat landing. Total adjusted contract price is $105,560. A final payment of $23,489 for the firm was also approved. • Approved matching money through June for the District Attorney’s Office to fund an assistant DA position. A Victims Against Women Act grant administered on the state level by the Department of Public Safety pays the salary of a third assistant in the DA’s office. A $2,952.26 local match pairs with $11,809.06 in federal money to cover the salary. Another grant application to fund the position through June 2012 will be completed in April, according to the formal request from DA Ricky Smith. • Approved advertising for three new motor graders. The equipment will replace three Volvo graders to be sold back to Scott Equipment for $135,078 each to pay off balloon notes due in August. • Approved $48,490.63 in invoices submitted by County Engineer John McKee for various engineering services. • Approved advertising this year’s White Goods Disposal Day, set for Saturday, March 19 at Fisher Ferry Volunteer Fire Department’s Goodrum Road station.

Meeting Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d meeting minutes from Jan. 18. • Took under advisement until the next board meeting a request from River 101.3 and K Hits 104.5 for $500 in radio sponsorships during Porters Chapel Academy and St. Aloysius High School baseball home games in March and April. • OK’d the following budget amendments: a $2,500 transfer from ambulance services category into the fire department services category of the general fund to cover physicals for new hires; a $287,557.50 increase in revenue in the federal grants fund to add the engineering portion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 592 water line project, a $95,852.50 increase of transfers in the federal grants fund and a $383,410 increase in capital in the water mains department of the federal grants fund; increase in supplies of $5,463 and increase in capital of $8,179 in the Preserve America services fund, a $13,642 decrease in Preserve America services for the purchase of a monument and banners; a $11,727.41 increase in revenue and a $11,727.41 increase in capital expenses to add the final reimbursement in the Wisconsin and Clay streets overlay projects; and a $2,000 increase in capital and a $2,000 decrease in water plant supplies in the water operating fund to replace a sewer pump at the water treatment plant. • OK’d a $3,000 monetary request from the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau for the Mississippi Society of Association Executives Mid-Year conference set for May 1 to 3. The money will be used toward transportation expenses for the conference, held in Vicksburg this year. • OK’d a contract with Zambelli Fireworks Internation-

ale of New Castle, Penn., for this year’s July 4th celebration. The contract is for $30,000. • Accepted an application and OK’d a preliminary order for ad valorem tax exemption for Foam Packaging Inc. • Tabled a request from parks and recreation department to change high school rental fees for use of city pool at $950 per school for entire season and $100 per game for softball and baseball varsity and junior games. • Accepted letter establishing special assessment and adopted order for demolition and site clearing for the following properties: 1506 Jackson St. and 723 Johnson St. • Discussed dilapidated buildings and overgrown lot codes and authorized Victor Gray-Lewis, director of Buildings and Inspections, to proceed to cut, clean and demolish the following properties: 807 First North St. and 2631 Hannah Ave. Gave a 60-day extension for removal dilapidated building to 911 Clay St. • OK’d Vicksburg Main Street Program’s March advertising. • Approved final payment of $185,073.25 to Clear River Construction Co. for Champion Hills recreation complex and accepted closed documents. • OK’d payment of $2,500 to Comb Foundation Inc. for the energy audit grant writing fee. In closed session, the board: • Discussed a hire in water mains department, a new hire in the water and gas department, four promotions in cemetery, right of way and sewer departments and a resignation in the police department. • Discussed a real estate matter and 12 personnel matters in police, fire, street, sewer and right of way departments. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall Annex room 109.

Paul Winfield said, “but I do believe that, as leaders, it’s incumbent upon us to provide programs to offer services to fill the need. We have a lot of young people here who lack a lot of opportunities and so we need to provide a platform that is productive.� South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman cast the dissenting vote. “I am very impressed with their program,� he said, “but I was thinking along the lines of $5,000, not $17,000.� In previous years, the city has given $1,500 to CMPS’ programs, which are open to the public. The board voted to grant $17,815.50 to CMPS, which will match that money to fund their six-week camp that has enrolled as many as 130 students. The camp this year begins June 1. The city’s share will help fund a satellite summer camp, held for the second year at the Vicksburg Housing Authority main office on Elizabeth Circle. The main camp is at 2406 Grove St. Facility director Joseph Johnson said the camp’s programs, which will be taught by certified teachers and counselors, will engage students in “alternative activities� that teach life-training skills, problem-solving skills and social skills, as well as academics. This year, Johnson said he wants to focus on reading. “We’re trying to sell them on reading,� he said. “We know if we can get a child to read, we can help them academically.� The camp also offers such

recreational activities as swimming trips to the city pool or basketball games on the courts at the Grove Street facility. CMPS was founded 11 years ago and also offers tutoring services, substance-abuse counseling, general counseling and state test preparation programs and meals for students. CMPS also receives funds from United Way of West Central Mississippi, donations and state and federal grants. Separately, the board also voted Monday to submit an application for a $35,000 grant under the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s Enhancement Urban Youth Corps program to offer summer jobs to young people. The grant would provide jobs and life skill classes for students ages 16 to 25, city grant writer Marcia Weaver said. The grant requires a 20 percent local match and students will be paid the minimum wage, which is $7.25 per hour. “This type of initiative will help us because some of these dollars will be new dollars that we don’t have to spend of our own to continue with the projects,� Winfield said. Last year, the board opened entry-level summer positions around City Hall for 45 students, chosen through a lottery. Students were paid minimum wage, and the city spent about $30,000 for the entire project.

County Continued from Page A1. begin this month and last 90 working days. Details on detours were to be finalized at a later date. State aid funds for Warren County from MDOT totaled $1,263,987.22 this fiscal year, up about 13.5 percent from last year but down about 19 percent since 2006. Road maintenance money is available to all 82 Mississippi counties based on size and population. Board President Richard George said the county’s four-year plan for road and bridge improvements will proceed despite likely higher costs from the price of gas. “We’d be hard-pressed to stop,� George said. “When you think about road maintenance, that’s about as basic as you can get.� The bridge on Redbone was one of seven projects on the list estimated to cost at least $400,000. Two sets of bridges, one at Rawhide Road and relief bridges at Fisher Ferry Road and the Big Black River, are in construction phases. Repairs to shorter bridges inside the city at Wood Street, Avenue D and the rail bridge at Baldwin Ferry Road follow on the list, the first two estimated at $129,276 and the third at $250,000. Costs for those three are subject to rise with fuel prices, though engineers and supervisors could choose to delay the work for a better market environment.

The price of a gallon of regular gas this morning was $3.49 at most Vicksburg stations as the cost of a barrel of oil on the New York Mercantile Exchange was about $105.




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JACK VIX SAYS: Central Mississippi Prevention Services is getting quite the increase.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Ada M. Ward, age 10, dies. • The cistern at the home of William Monteith near the Constitution Engine House is struck by lightning. • Brick work on the new hotel on Clay Street will be completed in the next few weeks. • Services are held for Mrs. John McElligott.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The judge rules that the ballot boxes must be introduced in the Kiersky-Kelly case. • Mrs. Julius Morris is in Port Gibson visiting her daughter, Mrs. David Bock.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 The Vicksburg Automobile Company’s garage — the old skating rink at Clay and Monroe streets, together with 10 automobiles, burn.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Sister Mary Helena Love dies in Canton. • David Wesson, cotton oil expert, visits here.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Bettie McFarland, one of the city’s oldest residents, dies at the age of 88. • Dan Flohr is on the sick list.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 A delegation of St. Louis businessmen visits Vicksburg. • Services are held for Henry S. Harrell.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951


For-profit colleges Taxpayers deserve an explanation For-profit colleges and universities are higher education’s boom sector. From 1999 through 2009, student enrollment — either by mail, online or at various officepark “campuses” — skyrocketed 236 percent. That’s 10 times the rate of growth at public colleges and universities and nonprofit private institutions. The schools’ bottom lines have grown just as fat, with federal student aid the source of roughly two-thirds of their revenue. During the 2008-2009 school year, they soaked up about $20 billion in student loans and $4.31 billion in Pell Grants. For-profits boast that they provide access to higher education to low-income and minority students. Indeed, about 20 percent of black students and nearly one of every four Pell Grant recipients enroll in a for-profit college or university. But the educational benefits to students are not clear, and taxpayers deserve an explanation. The Education Trust, an advocacy group for low-income stu-

dents funded by major philanthropies, has assembled troubling data. The graduation rate for first-time, full-time students seeking four-year bachelor’s degrees is just 22 percent. The University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest for-profit college, had a 9 percent graduation rate for these students in 2008. Two-year programs in which students receive associates’ degrees or certificates have higher completion rates. But these programs aren’t cheap, and they are marketed aggressively. The College Board, a nonprofit group that helps students access higher education, says the average annual cost of tuition and fees at a community college is $2,700. It is $7,605 at a public fouryear college. It is $27,200 at a private four-year college. And it is $13,900 at a for-profit college. For-profit university students end up carrying huge debt loads, and they account for more than 40 percent of all federal student loan defaults even though they make up only 12 percent of

enrollments and 24 percent of federal loan dollars. The U.S. Department of Education has proposed rules that would protect taxpayers and students. They are called “gainful employment” regulations. Their purpose is to hold schools accountable for the supposed economic benefits of their careertraining programs. Under the proposed rules, schools that saddle students with excessive debt and have loan repayment rates below 35 percent no longer would be supported with Pell Grants and Stafford Loans. Recently, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives (with the help of some Democratic members) voted to defund any attempt to implement, administer or enforce the Department of Education’s proposed rule. This cynical vote is the “job killer.” It dooms students to heavy debt for training that provides dubious prospects of gainful employment.

Judge R.B. Anderson convenes the March criminal term of Warren County Circuit Court. • Snow flurries are predicted for Vicksburg. • Services are held for R.A. Geary, president of Merchants National Bank and Trust.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Wade H. LaGrone dies. • Doris Day stars in “Midnight Lace” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre. • Mrs. James Lache dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Aston announce the birth of a daughter, Patricia, on March 3. • Bobby Baylot receives the Virgadamo Award at the St. Aloysius High School athletic banquet. • Henry Tompkins, Utica resident, dies. • Warren County Bar Association adopts resolutions on the death of Billy H. Quin.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Karen Hopson is crowned Miss Vicksburg. • Tonya Paige Gordon is 4 years old. • Mr. and Mrs. Terry Davis are the parents of a daughter, Amy Lauren, born March 8.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Willie England, injured in an explosion at Ergon barge cleaning plant on the harbor, is awarded $6 million. • A group of former St. Aloysius High School football players play in a benefit game for fellow classmate Michelle Coomes, who was paralyzed in a car accident.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Kaitlyn Lonesha Shelton celebrates her first birthday. • Cecil H. Dement, 50-year resident of Vicksburg, dies. • Lou Ann Dykes directs kindergartners in “Wackadoo Zoo” at Redwood Elementary.

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President Obama’s talk varies greatly from his walk WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is coming under increasing fire for being a passive, reactive commander in chief, who all too often stands on the sidelines instead of entering the arena during the great policy battles of our time. As protests mounted in Libya last month to topple Moammar Gadhafi’s evil dictatorship, Obama was muting his words, pleading for an end to the violence, yet reluctant to fully side with the rebels who were fighting to remove the Gadhafi regime from power. The Washington Post in a blistering editorial, sternly lectured Obama for his timidity and waitand-see passiveness at a time when the only moral position was to be immediately on the side of the Libyan democracy movement, which has swept across North Africa and the Middle East. Soon after that editorial, the White House toughened some of its rhetoric against Gadhafi’s regime and in behalf of the rebels who are fighting a war to free themselves from tyranny. But the White House’s response to the Post’s editorial and other critics was a litany of weak, namby-pamby



Obama came into office promising to strengthen America’s image in the world, especially in the fiery cauldron of the Middle East.

excuses that only made Obama’s presidency seem impotent. He couldn’t speak out more forcefully because of potential reprisals against Americans who were trapped there, the White House told reporters. Obama came into office promising to strengthen America’s image in the world, especially in the fiery cauldron of the Middle East. He has deliberately toned down the rhetoric in the midst of the war on terror, reaching out to engage despots in a “dialogue” that has produced no fruit and weakened our reputation abroad. But the foreign policy arena isn’t the only place where Obama is being criticized. He’s being taken to task for his reluctance to roll up

his sleeves and get his hands dirty in the budget debates and other domestic policy battles on Capitol Hill. And some of that criticism is coming from his allies in the news media. “For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president,” writes Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, who also says she “generally shares the president’s ideological perspective.” “There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action — unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than

forceful,” she said. Take, for example, Obama’s armslength — no, make that footballfield-length — posture in this week’s rough-and-tumble budget debate to avoid a government shutdown. Obama wanted nothing to do with it, staying on the sidelines, hoping House and Senate leaders would work things out by themselves. The White House feared a shutdown for a number of reasons, but first and foremost for the political fallout that could rain down on it. A Washington Post poll released this week showed that Americans were evenly split over who would be at fault if a budget extension deal could not be reached. Thirtyfive percent said they would fault Obama, while 36 percent would blame the Republicans. But if Democrats were looking to the White House to help design a potential compromise or at least help in the negotiations, they were sorely disappointed. In the end, the news stories said the stopgap measure was the result of both parties on Capitol Hill. In fact, the two-week spending extension that easily passed the House and Senate — with $4 billion in

budget cuts — was the work of Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. Earlier this week, Boehner complained that Obama had largely sat on the sidelines throughout the budget debate and could have done more. That led to a 10-minute phone call from the president to the speaker to discuss the pending bill. Obama said in a statement: “We cannot keep doing business this way. Living with the threat of a shutdown every few weeks is not responsible ...” Not responsible? What is not responsible is running up a budget deficit of $1.6 trillion in this fiscal year, with annual trillion-dollar-plus deficits forecast for the remainder of this decade. To be sure, two weeks doesn’t leave much time to work out a compromise budget for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year. But Republicans are determined to keep the Democrats and Obama on a short leash, just to keep the pressure on them to cut a deal. Will Obama sit this one out, too? •

Donald Lambro writes for United Feature Syndicate

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SMART MONEY Q: I worked for a company that was sold in July 2010. Our former company had a profitsharing plan. We were notified that the profit sharing had been stopped upon the sale of the dealership, and we would receive a payout. My share was estimated at around $35,000. I am 57 years old and would like to retire around 62 or 63. I have $6,000 invested in a 401(k) for about $33,000 and a little Social Security, if there i s a ny left. We are still paying on our home, and will have it paid off in BRUCE less than 10 years. Should I take the profit sharing and pay on the home or invest it? — Mary, Charleston, W.Va. A: Once again, there is so much more information required to make a decision. If you are paying a very high interest rate on your home mortgage, it may be well to pay part of it down. Giving the assets you mentioned, retiring at 62 or 63 years old maybe an extremely difficult goal to reach. Whatever Social Security you’ve earned



will be there for you. Having approximately 10 years left on your mortgage takes you to 67 years old unless you accelerate. I don’t see how any reasonable acceleration is possible. I think the first step is to find the services of a competent investment adviser or do a good deal of homework and determine where you should invest with profit-sharing proceeds. While $35,000-plus sounds like a great deal of money in today’s world, even invested in a corporate securities that is giving a 5 percent dividend. You can see that the income generated will be minimal. Unfortunately, in today’s world of very low interest and as a consequence return on investments, the saver such as yourself is left with two alternatives. One to settle for the very small return (that may very well mean you will be working a lot longer than you like) or take a fair degree of risk. If you are fortunate and make good decisions, the money will be there for a more comfortable retirement. If conditions work against you, you are really behind the eight ball. •

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SANAA, Yemen — About 2,000 inmates staged a riot at a prison in the Yemeni capital after taking a dozen guards hostage and joined calls by anti-government protesters for the country’s president to step down, a security official said today. And for the first time since anti-government protests started in Yemen in mid-February, graffiti against President Ali Abdullah Saleh surfaced in his birthplace, the farming village of Sanhan just outside Sanaa. Police said they were investigating who was behind the slogans that read: “The people want the regime to step down.” The unrest in the central prison in the capital, Sanaa, erupted late Monday when prisoners set their blankets and mattresses ablaze and occupied the facility’s main courtyard, the official said. The guards failed to subdue the prisoners.

Obama resumes trials at Guantanamo Bay WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama reversed course Monday and ordered a resumption of military trials for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, making his once ironclad President Barack promise to Obama close the isolated prison look even more distant. Guantanamo has been a major political and national security headache for the president since he took office promising to close the prison within a year, a deadline that came and went. Obama made the change with clear reluctance, bowing to the reality that Congress’ vehement opposition to trying detainees on U.S. soil


leaves them nowhere else to go. The president emphasized his preference for trials in federal civilian courts, and his administration blamed congressional meddling for closing off that avenue.

20 die in car bombing in eastern Pakistan ISLAMABAD — The Taliban detonated a car bomb in Pakistan’s third-largest city today, killing 20 and wounding more than 100 people in an attack they said targeted the country’s main intelligence agency. The blast in the Punjabi city of Faislabad underscored the reach of al-Qaida and Taliban in the U.S.-allied nation. The militants are based in the tribal regions close to Afghanistan, but have been able to tap into extremist networks in the country’s heartland of Punjab and strike there with regularity.

Stocks rise, oil dips on OPEC output talks NEW YORK — Stocks rose today after oil prices fell and OPEC said it might increase oil production. Oil fell $1.22 to $104.22 a barrel after Kuwait’s oil minister said that OPEC members are in informal talks about raising output. The group is facing pressure to increase production after the violence in Libya caused oil prices to surge. Oil rose to nearly $107 a barrel Monday, its highest since Sept. 26, 2008. In turn, gas prices have skyrocketed, from about $2.70 to near $3.50 in the past few weeks. The Dow Jones rose 32, or 0.3 percent, to 12,123. The Standard & Poor’s 500 rose 5, or 0.4 percent, at 1,315. The Nasdaq rose 6, or 0.2 percent, to 2,753.

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clinical consultant Michelle Johnson and home director Pat Anderson, held an open house and invited city and county officials, Youth Court and children’s service providers and school officials to see the home. “These children might be abused, maybe neglected — we won’t know until they’ve been appointed to us,” said Hart. “But now our children will get to stay in Warren County.” A group home for adolescent boys was operated for several years by Warren Yazoo Mental Health Center in the 1990s, but closed for lack of funding, said Jeanine Hanks, who coordinates adolescent services on the Wisconsin Avenue campus. “It’s definitely a needed service in Warren County,” Hanks said. “There is a shortage of group-home facilities in the state, especially for kids who have some emotional problems, and group homes are ideal for them.” Currently, some of those Warren County boys get placed in foster homes, but for group home-placement they must go to Rankin

County, Jackson or other areas in the state, Hart said. Bedrooms in the Sherman Avenue home have been freshly painted, outfitted with dressers, nightstands and twin beds topped with colorful quilted comforters and plenty of pillows. The family room is set up with a television, DVD player, gasburning fireplace, couches and pillows, books, board games and other items for the boys’ free time. “We want them to feel like it’s a real home,” Hart said. “We want them to know they are safe here, and they can talk to us when they need to.” Waters and his staff have received the OK of the Mississippi Department of Human Services and await licensing by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health before accepting boys into their care. At least two staff members will be in the home at all times, Hart said. Meals will be prepared by the staff, but each boy will be required to do daily chores including keeping his bedroom neat, folding and putting away his

own laundry and helping with yardwork. The boys will have access to group and individual counseling, anger management skills, help and supervision with homework, tutoring as needed and mentoring. In addition, they will be taken to the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library three times a week and on other excursions as well. “Whatever it is that they need, we’ll provide it,” Hart said, adding that the placements will be long term, even years if necessary. Community help also is welcomed, Johnson said. “We’re accepting any donations in any amount to help create the atmosphere that we want for these young men. We want to set up a basketball court, we need outside seating — we’re looking for somebody to adopt our backyard,” she said. Waters said he has been working with DHS for about a year to get the home licensed and operational. He hopes to open a home for adolescent girls, perhaps outside the city limits in Warren County.

branded sweat shirt. “The only thing I had to shop for was the Jim Beam,” Logue said. As part of his costume, Logue carried super-absorbent kitchen napkins to clean up any kind of mess he might encounter, though the most likely spill would be beer. This year, Carnival has seemed bigger and more brash than in recent years since Hurricane Katrina, perhaps because this year it falls during spring break. “I just hope the crowds are having a good time,” said Anthony “Tony” Barker, king of Zulu. “No matter the weather, we’re going to have some fun,” said Henry Youngblood, a 78-year-old second-liner and retired praline salesman. The city was in a triumphant mood. “We’re back all the way, and we’ll continue climbing,” said Herschel Abbott Jr., the king of Rex, the holder of the keys to the city during Carnival. The triumph was not without reason. New Orleans — America’s poster child of disaster — has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina. Its beloved New Orleans

Saints won the Super Bowl last year and it has largely overcome the disaster of the BP oil spill. This year, the sheer timing of Mardi Gras helped. Students have been out in force — giving a bit more punch to this annual pre-Lenten celebration. Ali Miller, 23, an early childhood major at the University of Southeastern Louisiana, was jubilant as she walked home Mardi Gras morning after a long night of drinking in the French Quarter and throwing beads from a balcony on Bourbon Street. “There is nothing like New Orleans,” she said. “I would never ever want to grow up anywhere but here!” Mardi Gras officially kicked off Monday evening when Rex was given the keys to the city by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in a blowout on the riverfront that included fireworks, music, a fly-over by Dolphin military helicopters and Rex’s pronouncement that “all commercial endeavors be suspended and that pleasure may rule day and night.”






Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms, lows in the 60s; partly cloudy Wednesday, highs in the 70s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy; lows in the 40s, highs in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the 60s Wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy; lows in the 40s, highs in the 60s


Continued from Page A1. southeast into nonmunicipal Warren County to pick up more of the Tingleville precinct. District 54, represented by Republican Alex Monsour, would lose Issaquena to Bailey, the Redwood and 3-61 precincts to Straughter and much of the Yokena precinct to District 85 Rep. Chuck Middleton, D-Port Gibson. It would gain precincts in northeast Warren County currently represented by Republican Phillip Gunn and in southwest Yazoo County. Bryant in a statement said the Joint Reapportionment Committee’s map is “the beginning of the process” of redistricting. He did not respond to an interview request from The Associated Press. Bryant said on Marshall Ramsey’s radio show on Supertalk Mississippi that he has been working with Republican political consultant Josh Gregory to draw his own map. Gregory helped revamp Mississippi’s congressional districts after the 2000 Census. Flaggs issued a statement this morning “pleading” with Bryant not to trump the joint committee’s proposed map, citing the cost of holding another election next year — repeating a scenario that followed redistricting after the 1990 Census.


Kindergarten survey bill goes to governor JACKSON — A bill sent to the Mississippi governor’s desk would allow the state Department of Education to conduct a survey to determine if children can enroll in kindergarten sooner. Under the bill, each school district will be surveyed to determine the feasibility of allowing children who turn 5 by July 1 to enroll in kindergarten. Currently, a child must turn 5 by Sept. 1 to enter public kindergarten. The survey would assess student preparedness and adjustment to the school learning environment, among other factors. Findings will be submitted to the Legislature by July 1, 2012. The biggest differences between the committee’s plan and Bryant’s are expected in the Pine Belt area in and around Hattiesburg and in the Jackson area. “I continue to oppose the gerrymandered district within the Pine Belt area that collapses a Republican district only to create one controlled by Democrats,” Bryant said. For the past decade, the

Mississippi Legislature


Simmons sworn in as new state senator

The newest member of the Mississippi Senate has taken his oath of office. Derrick Simmons, a Greenville attorney and a municipal judge in Moorhea d and Sunflower, was sworn-in on Monday. Simmons won a special election March 1. The election was held after Democrat Johnnie Walls resign Jan. 3 to become a circuit judge. The district includes parts of Bolivar and Washington counties. Hattiesburg area has had three Senate districts, all currently held by white Republicans. One of them, Tom King, is not seeking re-election. The committee’s plan would convert one of the three seats into a majority-black district, giving Democrats a better chance to win it. Bryant’s would keep all as majoritywhite districts, making them safer for Republicans. The Senate redistricting chairman, Republican Terry

Burton of Newton, said that during 16 public hearings, one of the things people mentioned most often was a desire for a majority-black district in the Hattiesburg area. “We produced a plan that is representative of the people of Mississippi,” Burton said Monday. In the Jackson area, the committee’s plan would set a 50.3 percent black voting age population for District 29, now represented by David Blount, a white Democrat. Lawmakers say Bryant’s plan would set a significantly higher black voting age population in District 29, which could make it harder for Blount to be re-elected. Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said that based on Census numbers, the Hattiesburg area is entitled to 2.2 Senate districts. Bryan supports the committee’s plan and said it’s “disturbing” that Bryant and the area’s three current senators are only listening to Republican supporters. Bryan said some Hattiesburg-area residents have been pushing for years for a majority-black Senate district, and it was easy to draw one. Bryan asked: “Why are not their voices just as important as the other voices?” Legislators face a time

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Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Gene Jacks officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery in Vicksburg. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the service.

Lucille V. Tucker

Leonard Wilson

GULFPORT — Lucille V. Tucker died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Driftwood Nursing Center in Gulfport. She was 92. Born in Madison County, she had been a resident of Vicksburg for most of her life and had lived in Gulfport for the past six years. She was a charter member of Woodlawn Baptist Church of Vicksburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Tucker Sr.; two sons, Edward Tucker Jr. and George Tucker; a daughter, Billie Tucker; and two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by a daughter, Emma Ruth Whitney of Lima, Ohio; two sons, Jimmie Tucker of Gulfport and John Tucker of Houstonville, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 19 greatgrandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Glenwood

PORT GIBSON — Leonard Wilson died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 75. Mr. Wilson was preceded in death by a wife, Lucille “Willie Mae” Wilson; and his parents, Johnny Wilson and Ethel Nash Wilson. He survived by his wife, Earnestine Wilson of Port Gibson; his stepmother, Ruby Lee Wilson of Port Gibson; three sons, Johnny Wyatt Sr., Andrea Wyatt and Leonard Wilson Jr., all of Port Gibson; two daughters, Mabel Brown of Chicago and Richelle Townsend of Southaven; two brothers, Johnny Wilson of Vicksburg and Everette Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Willie Ruth Wilson of Port Gibson, Belia Wilson of Gladstone, Mo., and Delia Monroe of Warner Robins, Ga.; and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Ollie Wells of Port Gibson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Jerusalem Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Walls officiating. Burial will be at McCay Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at

Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Thursday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

crunch because Mississippi’s new redistricting plans must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department, which checks to ensure that minority voting strength is not diluted. Lawmakers say the Justice Department needs about 60 days to examine the maps. June 1 is the candidates’ qualifying deadline for legislative elections. The House passed its own redistricting plan this past week and it awaits Senate consideration. The 66-56 House vote was split largely along party lines, with most Democrats for and most Republicans against. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour said Monday that the House plan would leave many Mississippians without fair representation particularly in growing suburbs around Jackson and Hattiesburg. Bryant said he does not expect to see the House plan supported in the Senate. The Senate has 12 majority-black districts. The plan released Monday would increase that to 15. Burton said 13 of the 15 would be considered viable for a black candidate to win because they’d have black majorities of at least 60 percent. The Senate committee’s plan also would reduce the number of split precincts from 129 to 17.

Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 57º Low/past 24 hours............... 36º Average temperature......... 47º Normal this date................... 56º Record low..............26º in 1943 Record high............85º in 1911 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............2.13 inches Total/year.............. 10.34 inches Normal/month......1.52 inches Normal/year........ 11.85 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 8:00 A.M. Most active................. 1:48 P.M. Active............................. 8:23 P.M. Most active.................. 2:11 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:05 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:06 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:21

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 34.7 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.2 | Change: +1.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 16.1 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 11.3 | Change: +1.0 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 9.8 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.2 | Change: +2.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................74.1 River....................................82.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 49.7 Thursday................................ 49.5 Friday....................................... 49.2 Memphis Wednesday........................... 30.7 Thursday................................ 31.5 Friday....................................... 32.3 Greenville Wednesday........................... 42.2 Thursday................................ 43.0 Friday....................................... 43.4 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 35.5 Thursday................................ 36.6 Friday....................................... 37.1


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Conference tournaments



SEC Tournament TV: WJTV Thursday Ole Miss vs. South Carolina, 2:30 p.m. ,1490 AM Friday Mississippi St. vs. Vanderbilt-LSU winner, 9 p.m., 105.5 FM

Report: Tressel knew of violations

C-USA Tournament Wednesday Southern Miss vs. Tulane, 2:30 p.m.

By The Associated Press

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

WC hosts NW Rankin Thursday, 6 p.m.

ON TV 8 p.m. ESPN/ESPN2 Championship week in college basketball continues with two title games and two automatic berths in the NCAA Tournament from the Horizon League and the Summit League.


Mississippi State basketball player was named CoSEC Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 23 points in wins over Arkansas and South Carolina.

SIDELINES Texas Tech cans Knight

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Pat Knight sat in the Texas Tech locker room and lauded his bosses for the way they let him go after three disappointing seasons. It was, after all, different from the way his famous father was ousted at Indiana more than a decade ago. “It’s not an ugly situation,” Knight said. “I mean, we left on good terms. I’m glad it ended like that, especially after being part of the deal at Indiana. That was tough. But this is different. It’s business.” Texas Tech fired Knight on Monday, ending a disappointing tenure for a coach who failed to lead the Red Raiders to the NCAA tournament after taking over for his father in February 2008. He will coach the Red Raiders at this week’s Big 12 Tournament and then step down. Knight said he was glad his dismissal came before the tournament because of all the potentially negative media chatter about a pending firing. “It’s not just negative toward us. It’s negative to the university,” Knight said. “It’s not good, even for the guy that’s following.” Knight is 50-60 in his first Division I coaching job.

Southern Miss forward Gary Flowers drives toward the basket as Marshall guard DeAndre Kane blocks his path. Flowers was awarded the Howell Trophy, which is named

Flowers wins Howell Trophy Delta State forward Veronica Walker takes Gillom Trophy By David Brandt The Associated Press JACKSON — Former Southern Miss star Clarence Weatherspoon knows a good big man when he sees one. So in his mind, Gary Flowers deserves all the accolades that come his way. Flowers, a 6-foot-8 senior forward, won the Cellular South Howell Trophy on Monday afternoon, given to Mississippi’s top men’s college basketball player. Delta State’s Veronica Walker won the Cellular South Gillom Trophy, given to the state’s top women’s player. “The thing that’s so impressive about Gary is his versatility,” Weatherspoon said. “He can hit a shot from outside, post you up and finish around the basket with either hand. He’s aggressive and physical. There’s really not much else you could want from a big guy.” Flowers is averaging 19 points and 7.8 rebounds per game for the Golden Eagles, pushing them into


Delta State basketball player Veronica Walker, left, is presented the Gillom Trophy by its namesake, former Ole Miss basketball player Peggie Gillom-Granderson, Monday. the NCAA Tournament conversation for the first time in years.

Southern Miss finished the regular season with a 21-9 record and 9-7 mark in Con-

ference USA. The other two finalists for the Howell Trophy were Ole Miss guard Chris Warren and Mississippi State guard Dee Bost. Walker, a 6-foot-1 forward from Indianola, is averaging 18.4 points and 9.8 rebounds for the Statesmen, leading the team in both categories. Delta State (26-3) has been one of the nation’s top Division II teams all season and will face North Alabama in the first round of the NCAA South Region Tournament on Wednesday. “The day Veronica decided to come to Delta State was a huge day for our program,” Delta State coach Sandra Rushing said. “She’s such a hard worker and has improved her offensive game every day since she’s arrived on campus. But the reason I like her most is simple — she’s a winner.” Walker played in high school at Indianola Gentry, where she won back-to-back Class 4A state titles with current Delta State point guard Bug Cooper.


Concussion sidelines Chris Paul By The Associated Press

LOTTERY Pick 3: 8-3-5 Pick 4: 4-5-6-6 Weekly results:B2


after Mississippi State and NBA standout basketball player Bailey Howell and given to the state’s best collegiate basketball player, on Monday.

Yahoo! Sports reported Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel was informed that some of his players had sold memorabilia to the owner of a tattoo parlor more than eight months before the school said it was made aware of improper transactions. The website, citing an unidentified source, reports Tressel received information as early as April 2010 that players were selling items to Edward Rife, who owns Fine Line Ink Tattoos in Columbus Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith has said the local U.S. Attorney’s office on Dec. 7 alerted the school that some of its players were selling items such as jerseys and championship rings to Rife. Soon after, the school opened an investigation and informed the NCAA of the possible rules violations. On Dec. 23, quarterback Jim Terrelle Pryor Tressel was among five players suspended by the NCAA for the first five games of the 2011 season. All the players were allowed to play in Ohio State’s 31-26 victory against Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl. If it is proven that Tressel knew about the possible NCAA violations and did not inform Smith or the compliance office, the coach and the program could face more sanctions. Tailback Dan “Boom” Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey and left tackle Mike Adams, along with Sugar Bowl star Solomon Thomas, a backup defensive end who had the gameclinching interception, were also suspended. Each player was also made to repay to charity the value of what he gained by swapping their memorabilia for cash and tattoos.


New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul looks up from the bench during the first half of Monday’s game against the Chicago Bulls. Paul is recovering from a concussion.

CHICAGO — New Orleans star Chris Paul sat out Monday’s loss to the Chicago Bulls and is day to day while he recovers from a concussion. Coach Monty Williams said the four-time All-Star “looked a lot better than he did sitting on that floor” Sunday night in Cleveland, when he collided with Cavaliers guard Ramon Sessions, but the Hornets won’t rush him back. They next play Dallas on Wednesday. Paul was at the arena Monday but did not make himself available for comment before or after the game. Jarrett Jack started in his place. Paul was injured in the third quarter against the Cavaliers, when he lost the

ball driving into the lane and hit his forehead on Sessions’ right shoulder. Paul stayed on the floor as trainers from both teams attended to him. Paul, who was moving his legs and feet, was placed on a flat board and a brace was put on his neck. He was wheeled to the locker room and gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he left the court. The Hornets said Paul was fully conscious and never lost any feeling anywhere. He was taken to the Cleveland Clinic for precautionary tests, then rejoined the Hornets at the arena and accompanied them on their charter flight to Chicago. Paul had 13 points and 11 assists in 26 minutes in New Orleans’ 96-81 victory. “He looked good this morning in the meeting,” Williams said. “He took that brace

off his neck. He was watching film intently, as if he was playing the game. I know he’s in some pain. You don’t take a hit like that and not be in some pain, but people don’t realize how tough that kid is. He’s played through pain all year long, with his knee and his hip. His knee is back to 100 percent. He takes falls all the time, but last night was a different scenario. I almost have to be the uncle/father/ brother, and just say, ‘Look, dude, you’re not playing tonight.”’ Williams said he suffered several concussions, but, “that was back before they started saying they were concussions. You had a headache for two, three days, they were like, ‘Drink more water and take an aspirin or something.’ It’s not something you want to play with.”


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CYCLING 3 p.m. Versus - Paris-Nice, stage 3 (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Big East, first round, Seton Hall vs. Rutgers 5:30 p.m. Big Ten - Big Ten, quarterfinal, Michigan vs. Ohio St. 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Sun Belt, championship, North Texas vs. UALR 6 p.m. ESPNU - Big East, first round, Villanova vs. South Florida 8 p.m. ESPN - Horizon League, championship, Butler vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Summit League, championship, Oakland vs. Oral Roberts 8 p.m. ESPNU - Big East, first round, Marquette vs. Providence WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPNU - Sun Belt, championship, Western Kentucky vs. UALR 3 p.m. ESPNU - Summit League, championship, Oakland vs. South Dakota State 6 p.m. ESPN - Big East, championship, UConn vs. Notre Dame NHL 7 p.m. Versus - Colorado at Minnesota 9:30 p.m. FSN - Nashville at San Jose SOCCER 1:30 p.m. FSN - UEFA Champions League, Roma at Shakhtar Donetsk 7 p.m. FSN - UEFA Champions League, Arsenal at Barcelona (tape)


from staff & AP reports

Football Notre Dame to ban hydraulic lifts SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame has decided to stop using hydraulic lifts to film football practices after a student plunged to his death while videoing a practice in October. University officials said Tuesday that the school will instead use a remote video system.

NFL Film’s Sabol recovering from seizure is reporting that NFL Films president Steve Sabol is in a Kansas City hospital recovering from a seizure he had Saturday night. The 68-year-old Sabol was in Kansas City to accept an award on behalf of NFL Films when he became ill. Sabol was taken to a hospital, underwent a series of tests over the weekend, and was awake and alert Monday. Steve’s father, Ed, is the founder of NFL Films.

MLB Johnson, Marlins defeat Braves in spring game JUPITER, Fla. — Josh Johnson labored through another difficult inning in spring training, then found what he had been looking for: his rhythm. The Florida Marlins ace allowed one run in 32⁄3 innings Monday against the Atlanta Braves. Johnson gave up five runs in his only previous spring start and surrendered a run to the Braves in the first inning. He shut them out after that, giving up three hits and one walk while throwing 67 pitches. Bryan Petersen drove in a run in the 10th inning to give Florida a 4-3 victory. Tim Hudson started for the Braves and allowed one run in three innings. He gave up four hits and walked two.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 8 1954 — The Milwaukee Hawks beat the Baltimore Bullets twice, 64-54 and 65-54, in the only doubleheader in NBA history involving the same two teams. 1971 — Joe Frazier wins the world heavyweight title with a unanimous 15-round decision over Muhammad Ali. 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.

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scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

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


All Games Conference W L W L LSU................................11 1 0 0 Arkansas........................10 1 0 0 Mississippi St..............10 3 0 0 Ole Miss.......................10 3 0 0 Auburn...........................8 3 0 0 Alabama........................6 5 0 0 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Wofford at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Georgia at Mercer, 5 p.m. Memphis at Auburn, 6 p.m. Georgia Southern at Florida, 6 p.m. Troy at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Western Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, 3 p.m. Kennesaw St. at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Memphis at Auburn, 6 p.m. Florida at South Florida, 6 p.m. Davidson at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Georgia vs. Alabama, at Lawrenceville, Ga., 6 p.m. Sacred Heart at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Western Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at UAB, 6:30 p.m.


All Games Conference W L W L UCF...............................9 2 0 0 Tulane............................9 3 0 0 Southern Miss.............8 3 0 0 UAB...............................8 3 0 0 East Carolina.................7 3 0 0 Memphis........................6 3 0 0 Rice...............................8 5 0 0 Houston.........................6 5 0 0 Marshall.........................5 5 0 0 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Marshall at Virginia, 2 p.m. East Carolina at Campbell, 5 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Auburn, 6 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Tulane at La.-Monroe, 6 p.m. McNeese St. at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games High Point at East Carolina, 4 p.m. Boston College at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Memphis at Auburn, 6 p.m. Florida International at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

mlb Spring Training



W x-Boston........................46 New York.......................33 Philadelphia...................32 New Jersey...................19 Toronto..........................17

L 15 29 30 43 46

L 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 7

Pct .700 .667 .667 .600 .571 .500 .500 .444 .444 .444 .444 .400 .250 .222

W L Pct San Francisco.............................. 9 3 .750 Atlanta.......................................... 7 3 .700 St. Louis....................................... 6 3 .667 Washington................................... 5 3 .625 Cincinnati...................................... 6 4 .600 Milwaukee..................................... 6 4 .600 Colorado....................................... 5 4 .556 Florida........................................... 4 4 .500 San Diego.................................... 4 4 .500 Philadelphia.................................. 5 6 .455 Pittsburgh..................................... 5 6 .455 New York...................................... 4 5 .444 Chicago........................................ 4 6 .400 Los Angeles................................. 4 7 .364 Arizona......................................... 4 9 .308 Houston........................................ 2 8 .200 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ——— Monday’s Games Florida 4, Atlanta 3, 10 innings Washington 14, Houston 9 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 10, Minnesota 4 Boston 6, Baltimore (ss) 5 N.Y. Yankees (ss) 7, Philadelphia 1 Detroit 2, N.Y. Mets 1 Chicago White Sox (ss) 16, Cleveland 16, tie Chicago Cubs 14, L.A. Angels 13 Milwaukee 15, Cincinnati 2 Arizona (ss) 8, Kansas City (ss) 6 Chicago White Sox (ss) 12, Arizona (ss) 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 1 Baltimore (ss) 0, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 0, tie Kansas City (ss) 11, San Diego 3 San Francisco 4, Texas 1 Today’s Games Pittsburgh vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Florida vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Boston (ss), 12:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (ss) vs. Houston (ss), 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets (ss), 12:05 p.m. Colorado (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox, 12:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Texas vs. L.A. Angels, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado (ss), 2:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Washington vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m.

Pct GB .754 — .532 13 1/2 .516 14 1/2 .306 27 1/2 .270 30

Southeast Division

W Miami.............................43 Orlando..........................40 Atlanta...........................37 Charlotte........................26 Washington....................16

L 20 24 26 37 46

Central Division

W Chicago.........................44 Indiana...........................27 Milwaukee......................23 Detroit............................23 Cleveland.......................12

L 18 35 38 41 50

Pct GB .683 — .625 3 1/2 .587 6 .413 17 .258 26 1/2 Pct GB .710 — .435 17 .377 20 1/2 .359 22 .194 32


W San Antonio...................51 Dallas.............................46 New Orleans.................37 Memphis........................36 Houston.........................33

L 12 17 29 29 32

Pct GB .810 — .730 5 .561 15 1/2 .554 16 .508 19

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............39 Denver...........................37 Portland.........................36 Utah...............................33 Minnesota......................15

W L.A. Lakers....................45 Phoenix..........................32 Golden State.................27 L.A. Clippers..................24 Sacramento...................15 x-clinched playoff spot

Monday’s Games Jackson St. 8-6, Concordia 3-0 Mississippi College 13, Blackburn 8 Today’s Games Huntingdon at Millsaps, 2 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss, 3 p.m. Trevecca Nazarene at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Mississippi St., 4 p.m. Western Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tougaloo at Martin Methodist, 1 p.m. (DH) Huntingdon at Mississippi College, 2 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Delta St., 4 p.m. Trevecca Nazarene at Belhaven, 4 p.m. Alabama A&M at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Western Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at UAB, 6:30 p.m.

W Kansas City.................................. 7 Detroit........................................... 8 Minnesota..................................... 6 Texas............................................ 6 Baltimore...................................... 4 Los Angeles................................. 5 Seattle.......................................... 4 Boston.......................................... 4 Cleveland...................................... 4 New York...................................... 4 Toronto......................................... 4 Oakland........................................ 4 Chicago........................................ 2 Tampa Bay................................... 2


L 23 27 27 31 50

Pacific Division

Mississippi schedule


Minnesota vs. Baltimore (ss), 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs. Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego (ss), 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (ss) vs. Boston, 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss), 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. Houston, 6:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Florida, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Arizona, 7:40 p.m.

L 19 29 35 40 46

Pct GB .629 — .578 3 .571 3 1/2 .516 7 .231 25 1/2 Pct GB .703 — .525 11 1/2 .435 17 .375 21 .246 28 1/2

Monday’s Games L.A. Clippers 92, Charlotte 87 Portland 89, Orlando 85 New York 131, Utah 109 Chicago 85, New Orleans 77 Memphis 107, Oklahoma City 101 Dallas 108, Minnesota 105 Houston 123, Sacramento 101 Today’s Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Golden State at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Indiana, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Washington, 6 p.m. Portland at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Golden State at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Boston, 6:30 p.m. New York at Memphis, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

college basketball Conference tournaments

Southeastern Conference

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

Conference USA

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

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Memphis vs. Southern Miss-Tulane winner, 2:30 p.m. UTEP vs. Marshall-Houston winner, 6:30 p.m. Tulsa vs. SMU-Rice winner, 9 p.m. Semifinals Friday UAB—East Carolina-UCF winner vs. Memphis— Southern Miss-Tulane winner, 3 p.m. UTEP—Marshall-Houston winner vs. Tulsa—SMURice winner, 5:30 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 10:30 a.m.


At Garland, Texas First Round Wednesday Jackson St. vs. Prairie View, 12:30 p.m. Texas Southern vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 8 p.m. Thursday MVSU vs. Grambling St., 12:30 p.m. Alabama St. vs. Alabama A&M, 8 p.m. Semifinals Friday Jackson St.-Prairie View winner vs. MVSU-Grambling St. winner, 2:30 p.m. Alabama St.-Alabama A&M winner vs. Texas Southern-Arkansas-Pine Bluff winner, 8 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

——— The AP Top 25

By The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Ohio St. (52)..........................29-2 1,612 1 2. Kansas (13)...........................29-2 1,569 2 3. Pittsburgh...............................27-4 1,493 4 4. Notre Dame...........................25-5 1,416 8 5. Duke.......................................27-4 1,265 4 6. North Carolina........................24-6 1,209 13 7. San Diego St.........................29-2 1,197 9 8. BYU........................................28-3 1,187 3 9. Purdue....................................25-6 1,108 6 10. Texas...................................25-6 1,081 7 11. Syracuse..............................25-6 984 12 12. Florida..................................24-6 931 14 13. Wisconsin.............................23-7 870 10 14. Louisville..............................23-8 794 11 15. Kentucky..............................22-8 639 20 16. Arizona.................................25-6 562 18 17. St. John’s............................20-10 462 15 18. Xavier...................................24-6 437 23 19. Kansas St............................22-9 345 — 20. West Virginia.......................20-10 294 — 21. Connecticut..........................21-9 281 16 22. Georgetown..........................21-9 244 17 23. Utah St.................................28-3 234 25 24. Temple.................................24-6 209 — 25. Cincinnati.............................24-7 202 — Others receiving votes: Texas A&M 177, Vanderbilt 101, Villanova 64, UCLA 40, UNLV 29, Missouri 22, George Mason 12, Old Dominion 11, Alabama 10, Belmont 9, Butler 9, Gonzaga 6, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 4, Va. Commonwealth 3, UAB 2, Harvard 1. Ballots Online:

women’s basketball Conference USA

At El Paso, Texas First Round Wednesday UAB vs. Marshall, 1 p.m. Memphis vs. Southern Miss, 3:30 p.m. East Carolina vs. Tulsa, 6 p.m. SMU vs. UTEP, 8:30 p.m. Quarterfinals Thursday UCF vs. UAB-Marshall winner, 1 p.m. Rice vs. Memphis-Southern Miss winner, 3:30 p.m. Tulane vs. East Carolina-Tulsa winner, 6 p.m. Houston vs. SMU-UTEP winner, 8:30 p.m. Semifinals Friday UCF—UAB-Marshall winner vs. Rice—MemphisSouthern Miss winner, 10 a.m. Tulane—East Carolina-Tulsa winner vs. Houston— SMU-UTEP winner, 12:30 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

Southwestern Athletic Conference

At Garland, Texas First Round Wednesday Prairie View vs. Jackson State, 10 a.m. Southern vs. Alabama State, 5:30 p.m. Thursday Alcorn State vs. Grambling State, 10 a.m. Alabama A&M vs. MVSU, 5:30 p.m. Semifinals Friday Prairie View-Jackson State winner vs. Alcorn State-Grambling State winner, Noon Southern-Alabama State winner vs. Alabama A&MMVSU winner, 5:30 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....65 Pittsburgh........67 N.Y. Rangers...68 New Jersey.....65 N.Y. Islanders..67

W 40 38 35 30 25

L 19 21 29 31 32

OT 6 8 4 4 10

Pts 86 84 74 64 60

GF 208 193 193 139 184

Northeast Division

Pts Boston.............65 Montreal...........66 Buffalo.............65 Toronto............66 Ottawa.............65

38 36 32 29 22

GP GF 19 23 25 28 34

W GA 8 7 8 9 9


84 79 72 67 53

Southeast Division

GP Washington......67 Tampa Bay......66 Carolina...........66 Atlanta.............66 Florida..............66

W 37 37 31 27 26

L 20 21 26 28 31

OT 10 8 9 11 9

Pts 84 82 71 65 61

GA 174 166 164 168 213 OT

199 176 189 173 147

152 167 187 202 206

GF 178 196 191 184 165

GA 167 200 201 214 184


GP W L Detroit..............66 39 19

OT Pts GF GA 8 86 219 193

Chicago...........66 Nashville..........66 Columbus........65 St. Louis..........66

37 33 31 29

23 24 26 28

6 9 8 9

80 75 70 67

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......67 Calgary............68 Minnesota........66 Colorado..........65 Edmonton........66

W 42 35 34 26 23

L 16 24 25 31 35

OT 9 9 7 8 8

Pts 93 79 75 60 54

218 167 180 182

182 156 196 198

GF 216 207 171 185 169

GA 155 193 174 224 215

Pacific Division

GP San Jose.........66 Dallas...............66 Phoenix............67 Los Angeles....66 Anaheim..........66 NOTE: Two points time loss.

W L 38 22 36 23 34 23 36 25 35 26 for a win,

OT 6 7 10 5 5 one

Pts GF GA 82 185 167 79 184 186 78 191 194 77 183 163 75 182 193 point for over-

Monday’s Games Washington 2, Tampa Bay 1, SO St. Louis 5, Columbus 4, SO Dallas 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Today’s Games Ottawa at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Nashville at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Edmonton at Washington, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Dallas, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through March 6 Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City, Bristol, Tenn. March 27 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. April 3 — Goody’s 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Crown Royal Presents Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400, Richmond, Va.

Sprint Cup Standings

Through March 6 1. Tony Stewart................................................... 113 2. Kurt Busch..................................................... 113 3. Carl Edwards................................................. 106 4. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 106 5. Ryan Newman............................................... 103 6. Paul Menard.................................................... 96 7. Martin Truex Jr................................................ 95 8. Denny Hamlin.................................................. 95 9. A J Allmendinger............................................. 94 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 91 11. Mark Martin.................................................... 91 12. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 87 13. Kasey Kahne................................................. 87 14. Kyle Busch..................................................... 86 15. Bobby Labonte............................................... 84 16. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 77 17. Marcos Ambrose............................................ 76 18. Clint Bowyer................................................... 75 19. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 74 20. Kevin Harvick................................................. 71

——— Nationwide Series Schedule

Through March 5 Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300, Bristol, Tenn. March 26 — Nationwide Series 300, Fontana, Calif. April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 16 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 23 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 29 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va.

Nationwide Series Standings

Through March 5 1. Reed Sorenson............................................... 111 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr........................................ 109 3. Jason Leffler................................................... 106 4. Danica Patrick.................................................. 98 5. Justin Allgaier.................................................. 95 6. Trevor Bayne................................................... 87 7. Aric Almirola..................................................... 85 8. Kenny Wallace................................................. 84 9. Mike Bliss......................................................... 82 10. Joe Nemechek............................................... 79

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

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011



Tuesday, March 8, 2011


TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “The Devil’s Advocate” — After moving to New York, a lawyer, Keanu Reeves, and his wife, Charlize Theron, gradually learn his new employer’s, Al Pacino, true identity./7 on SYFY ■ SPORTS College basketball — Last year’s NCAA Tournament darling, Butler, tries to punch its ticket back to the Big Dance when it takes on WisconsinMilwaukee in the Horizon League tournament championship game./8 on ESPN ■ PRIMETIME Keanu Reeves “V” — The Fifth Column tries to figure out Anna’s plans for the Blue Energy reactor; Diana tells Lisa that the time to fulfill her destiny is upon her./8 on ABC

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Micky Dolenz, actor-director, 66; Peggy March, pop singer, 63; Gary Numan, singer, 53; Aidan Quinn, actor, 52; Camryn Manheim, actress, 50; Andrea Parker, actress, 41; Freddie Prinze Jr., actor, 35; James Van Der Beek, actor, 34; Kristinia DeBarge, rhythm-and-blues singer, 21. ■ DEATHS Charles Edward Clark — The judge who served 23 years on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals including 11 years as chief judge has died. Clark, 85, died Sunday, officials at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland confirmed Monday, but the family had not released other details. The funeral service is scheduled at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson at 11 a.m. Thursday. Mike DeStefano — The comedian who finished among the top five finalists last season in NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” has died. His representative at 3 Arts Entertainment confirmed DeStefano died Sunday in New York City. The representative wouldn’t disclose DeStefano’s age or the cause of death. Ulysses S. Grant V — The last surviving great-grandson of Ulysses S. Grant has died in a southwest Missouri home brimming with artifacts from the nation’s 18th president and commander of the Union forces in the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant VI says his grandfather Ulysses S. Grant V died Wednesday at age 90 at his home near the town of Battlefield, named for its proximity to a Civil War clash.


Wooten tapped for Silver Em at Ole Miss Terry Wooten, the New York-based editor of Kitco News, will receive the University of Mississippi’s highest journalism award. The Silver Em award will be presented to Wooten at a March 31 luncheon in Oxford. Wooten, a Pontotoc native who studied journalism at Ole Miss, is in charge of developing global news coverage in metals, energy and other commodities for the Kitco Metals website and for other global clients. The Silver Em has been awarded annually since 1958. Among the winners are the late Turner Catledge, a Neshoba County native who went on to become managing editor of The New York Times; Bill Minor, a figure in Mississippi journalism for 60 years; and William Raspberry, former columnist for The Washington Post.

Sheen fired from ‘Two and a Half Men’ Charlie Sheen was fired Monday from “Two and a Half Men” by Warner Bros. Television following the hard-living actor’s bouts of wild partying, repeated hospitalizations and a bitter media campaign against his studio bosses. The action was taken after “careful consideration” and was effective immediately, the studio said in a statement. No decision has been made on the show’s future without its star, Warner Charlie Sheen spokesman Paul McGuire said. A call to his attorney, Marty Singer, seeking comment was not returned Monday. CBS declined to comment.

Fergie got loan from U.S. pedophile LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah are in the spotlight for their ties to a wealthy United States sex offender — he for being pictured with an underage masseuse at the man’s home and she for accepting money from the American to help pay off her massive debts. Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, confirmed in an interview Monday in the Evening Standard newspaper that she did receive financial help from convicted U.S. sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. But she claimed to have known nothing about his background and vowed to repay the $24,500 he advanced to settle a debt to her former personal assistant, Johnny O’Sullivan. “I am just so contrite I cannot say,” the duchess was quoted as saying. “Whenever

BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — She flipped a pancake on Shrove Tuesday — and somehow it even landed back in the pan. Prince William and fiancee Kate Middleton traveled to Belfast today, delighting a surprised but enthusiastic crowd with their first official visit to Northern Ireland before their April 29 wedding. Police kept watch from the rooftops for a visit that brought the center of Belfast to a standstill. Up to 100 people gathered in the bright sunshine near city hall to greet the couple, but the crowd swelled to several hundred as nearby shoppers realized something special was happening. “My little heart is beating 90 to the dozen after meeting Kate,” said Gloria Lowry, from Carrickfergus. “She is absolutely beautiful and William so handsome. They make a perfect couple.” It was the couple’s third public outing in recent weeks, completing a circuit that has taken them to all parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Last month, the couple traveled to Wales and to Scotland. As they arrived at George Best City Airport, they were welcomed by Lord Mayor Pat Convery and Dame Mary Peters, gold medalist in the

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I can I will repay the money and will have nothing ever to do with Jeffrey Epstein ever again.” The payment was handled through Andrew’s office, the duchess said, and she wasn’t directly involved. There was no comment from Andrew’s office. Meanwhile, Prime Minister David Cameron gave his backing to Andrew, who has also been under fire for hosting the son of Tunisia’s dic-

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tator shortly before a popular uprising overthrew the leader and his relationship with Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, one of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s sons. Some politicians had urged that the prince be sacked from his position as the U.K. trade envoy, although Business Secretary Vince Cable noted that the government had no power to fire him — he’s a volunteer, not an employee. Over the weekend, British newspapers carried photographs of Andrew with his arm around a young woman who now claims to be one of Epstein’s underage victims. There has been no suggestion, however, that Andrew was involved in inappropriate relationships with underage women.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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Rough play causes painful injury to family pet Dear Abby: My 9-year-old son’s friend “Isaac� was over for a visit. He was captivated by our Labrador retriever, “Layla,� who is very loving. Isaac doesn’t have a dog, so he wanted to play with Layla. At one point, I overheard him say to my son, “Look, I’m riding your dog!� I immediately intervened, but I was too late. A day or so later, Layla was unable to descend our stairway and was clearly in pain. She has been on pain medication for three weeks and is growing progressively worse. The next step is to get X-rays and/or an MRI to see if she has a spinal injury, and then determine her treatment. It’s possible the damage is irreversible. My wife and I are extremely upset about this, but we’re afraid to tell our son or Isaac and his parents for fear it will place undue guilt on a 9-yearold boy. On the flip side, I wouldn’t want him to do this to anyone else’s beloved pet. How do you recommend we proceed? — Heartbroken in New York



Dear Heartbroken: Children are not mind-readers. If you don’t tell them when they make a mistake, they won’t realize they have made one. Contact Isaac’s parents and explain what happened. If your dog needs treatment, they should be responsible for whatever damage their son did. Dear Abby: The other day I was with a friend who is a bit overweight. We were trying on clothes in one of the stores. She grabbed a shirt she was sure she could fit into, but when she tried it on, it ripped. She had to pay for it. On the ride home my friend asked me, “Am I fat?� I was at a loss, so I told her no. What should I have done? I feel horrible for lying, but I didn’t


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: In the next year, there is a good chance you could find yourself involved in a novel endeavor. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Rather than focusing on the ambitions of another, which you only half-heartedly support, put your mind to developing your own hopes and desires. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Things will work out far better for you if you don’t advertise your intentions to anybody. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — It’s to your advantage to look ahead so that you can effectively begin to blend your present interests with what you hope to accomplish sometime down the line. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Be sure that what you say and do leaves a favorable impression on your companions. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Because your mental processes are likely to be operating at full speed, you could be bombarded with a profusion of constructive thought. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Finding solutions could be rather easy for you, because you’ll have a special aptitude for ferreting out the root causes of vexing problems. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Keep an open mind when talking to your mate or special someone. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A frustrating problem concerning your work or career that has been plaguing you lately could suddenly make a major shift for the better. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you hang out with certain people who act and think in progressive terms, it will have a marvelous affect on your outlook and behavior. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — There is no reason why you need to settle for the status quo. If you have a different way of doing something that you believe would be better, don’t hesitate to give it a try. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Rely as much on your mental abilities as you do your physical ones, if you find yourself involved in some kind of competitive activity. Using your head gives you an edge. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although most things in general should turn out favorably for you, you’re likely to be luckiest in activities that involve your material affairs. Make hay while the sun shines.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Teens: High school students who have developmental disabilities have trouble being accepted by others, according to their peers. In a survey of more than 1,000 St. Louis-area high school students asking about attitudes toward teens with developmental disabilities, almost two-thirds identified “being accepted by othersâ€? as the greatest problem faced by those with developmental disabilities. Developmental disabilities include cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism, epilepsy and other similar disabilities, which may occur prior to the age of 22. As a part of Right to be Proud, an awareness campaign on behalf of St. Louis city and county citizens with developmental disabilities, students at nine area high schools polled a random sampling of approximately 100 students at their respective schools to determine students’ familiarity with and attitudes toward teenagers with developmental disabilities. The survey also found that girls are more likely than boys to have positive attitudes toward individuals with developmental disabilities. For instance, 60 percent of girls said they would consider going to a social activity with a person who has a developmental disability, while 38 percent of boys said they would do so. Also, more girls than boys (71 percent vs. 59 percent) said they believe that students with disabilities should not attend schools with only students who have similar problems. In addition, 65 percent of girls said they would volunteer to assist a student with a developmental disability, while only 40 percent of boys said they would do so. The survey findings also suggest that older students may feel more confident in their relationships with students with developmental disabilities. Sixty-one percent of 12th-graders and 63 percent of 11th-graders said they are willing to volunteer to assist students with developmental disabilities, compared with 51 percent of 10th-graders and 47 percent of those in the ninth grade. Students responded similarly when asked if they would consider attending a social activity with someone who has a developmental disability. Only 49 percent of 10th-graders and 39 percent of ninth-graders said they would consider it, while 63 percent of 12th-graders and 56 percent of 11th-graders said they would consider it. Would you consider it? • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

know what else to do. — Lost for Words Dear Lost for Words: You could have replied, “What size was the shirt?� And when she answered, you should have said, “I guess you’re a size or two larger.� It would have been more tactful than saying she was fat, and gotten the point across. Dear Abby: My wife and I recently attended the funeral of a friend’s father. During the sermon I noticed tears in our friend’s eyes and offered her my handkerchief. On the way home, this sparked a conversation about the obligation of a person who receives a handkerchief. Should it be returned after the event, or should it first be laundered? Or is it considered a gift, not to be returned at all? Later that evening at a movie, I noticed a woman hand someone her handkerchief saying, “It’s monogrammed. It was my mother’s.� No mention was made of a request that it be returned. I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind letting go of a standard handkerchief, but

one with sentimental value would be different, wouldn’t it? What do you suggest? — Real Men Carry Handkerchiefs Dear Real Man: You were chivalrous to offer your handkerchief to the grieving daughter. Had it merely been used to dab away a tear, it could have been returned to you at the end of the service. If, however, there was makeup on it — or the dab was followed by a swipe of her nose — the woman should have held onto it, laundered it and returned it to you in the presumably pristine condition it was in when you gave it to her. As to the monogrammed (heirloom) hanky you saw lent in the theater, when the woman explained its significance to her friend, that was the tip-off that she expected it to be returned.

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

Foot pain can be caused by myriad of illnesses Dear Dr. Gott: Please tell me about nondiabetic neuropathy of the feet. What causes it? Is there any cure? Dear Reader: The word neuropathy signifies nerve damage. People commonly associate it with diabetes; however, a number of other possible causes for the disorder include alcoholism, hypothyroidism, CharcotMarie-Tooth syndrome, celiac disease, deficiency of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), kidney and/or liver disorders, Guillain-Barre syndrome, varicella-zoster infection (shingles), hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, exposure to toxins, traumatic injury and more. Neuropathy can affect our nerves, muscles, joints and organs. When it occurs in the legs, it can cause a feeling of numbness in the feet, gait abnormalities, burning, aching, tingling and trouble walking. Our nervous systems involve the brain and spinal cord. All nerves in other parts of the body are referred to as our peripheral nervous system. Peripheral neuropathy typically begins in the longest nerves — the toes. It can affect nerves that control muscles, blood pressure, bladder function, heart rate and more. PN can ultimately lead to numbness of the feet or hands, a burning sensation, muscle weakness, lack of coordination and a great deal more. Diagnosis should begin in your physician’s office and might include examination and history as well as a check of your muscle strength, the ability to detect specific sensations and reflexes. Your physician may also choose to order laboratory testing to determine whether your thyroid is functioning properly, if you have any vitamin deficiencies or malfunction of your liver and kidneys. A nerve-conduction study can measure the speed with which your nerves carry electrical signals. A CT or MRI might be ordered to determine whether you suffer from a herniated disc or other abnormalities. Finally, a nerve biopsy can be ordered. This test can reveal abnormalities; however, it will not always be clear what has damaged the nerves to cause the neuropathy. Treatment consists of treating any underlying diseases and over-the-counter pain relievers for mild cases. As symptoms exacerbate, heavier prescription drugs might follow. When those fail to offer relief from pain, drugs such as codeine might be ordered. Some medications, such as lidocaine patches, antidepressants and antiseizure drugs, have shown promise when prescribed for



nerve pain. On the home front, I recommend you stop smoking if you currently do so, exercise regularly if your physician approves, massage your feet to improve circulation, and avoid activity such as crossing your legs when sitting, a habit that can worsen the nerve damage.

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


bank qualified, tax exempt funding for the purpose of completion of the road paving projects known as B6 Tuesday, March 8, 2011 The Vicksburg Post Fairways 75(310) and Forest Cove 75(311) Paving Projects. The purpose of this RFP is to invite qualified financial institutions to offer to provide the funding needed, based upon a SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S competitive rate quote. NOTICE OF SALE These projects are currently WHEREAS, on September advertised for competitive 27, 2006, Daniel V. Jennings bid as required by law. and Maketta J. Jennings exOnce the total costs are ecuted a certain deed of trust determined through the to Law Office of Kimberly bidding process, it is Warren Walker, Trustee for the County's intent to establish a benefit of Mortgage non-revolving line of credit Electronic Registration for the funding needed and Systems, Inc., which deed of have it repaid over a 10-year trust is of record in the office period through a Special of the Chancery Clerk of Assessment to the property Warren County, State of owners which is authorized Mississippi in Book 1615 at under Mississippi Code Page 707 and re-recorded in 65-19-88. Warren County Book 1703 at Page 373; and will be the sole responsible WHEREAS, said Deed of party for repayment to the Trust was subsequently financial institution. assigned to Wells Fargo Engineering estimates Bank N.A., as Trustee, for indicate that total costs for Carrington Mortgage Loan these projects should not Trust, Series 2006-NC5 $800,000.00. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.exceed Monday Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. Asset-Backed Pass-Through Contractor bids for these Certificates, by instrument projects are due on April 4, dated October 1, 2010 and 2011 and once awarded, recorded in Book 1514 at contract time for Fairways is Page 489 of the aforesaid 90 calendar days and Forest Chancery Clerk's office; and Cove is 60 calendar days. It WHEREAS, Wells Fargo is estimated that Warren Bank N.A., as Trustee, for County will require the funds Carrington Mortgage Loan for disbursement in July Trust, Series 2006-NC5 2011. Asset-Backed Pass-Through At a minimum, proposals Certificates, has heretofore should include an substituted J. Gary Massey introductory cover letter, as Trustee by instrument information about the rate(s) Place your classified line ad at dated October 5, 2010 and offered, an amortization schedule for the funding over recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in a 10-year period, and the Book 1514 at Page 656; and specific number of days for WHEREAS, default having which the quoted rate will be Classified line ads are charged according to the been made in the terms and firm. number of lines. For complete pricing conditions of said deed of Deadline for receipt of In the event of errors, please call the very first day trust and the entire debt proposals is 10:00 a.m. on information contact a Classified Sales your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be secured thereby having been Monday, March 21, 2011. Representative today at 601-636-SELL. declared to be due and responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Late proposals will not be payable in accordance with considered. Proposals the terms of said deed of should be sealed and clearly Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are trust, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., marked "PROPOSAL FOR charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, as Trustee, for Carrington FUNDING PAVING Mortgage Loan Trust, Series No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. PROJECTS" and be 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. 2006-NC5 Asset-Backed submitted to the Warren The Vicksburg Post classified department is the Pass-Through Certificates, County Chancery Clerk's sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. the legal holder of said Office, Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk, 1009 Cherry indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183 Substituted Trustee to or P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, execute the trust and sell MS 39181 prior to the said land and property in deadline shown above. The accordance with the terms of phone number is said deed of trust and for the 601-636-4415. ENDING HOMELESSpurpose of raising the sums RN needed for multiple Please contact John Smith, LOST A DOG? Notice of Pending Sale NESS. WOMEN with childue thereunder, together outpatient wound care clinCounty Administrator, at Found a cat? Let The AIRLINES ARE HIRINGAlta Maye Martin Estate with attorney's fees, trustee's dren or without are you in ics. Wound Care experi- Train for high paying Avia601-634-8073 if you have Vicksburg Post help! Real Property need of shelter? Mountain fees and expense of sale. ence a plus. No nights/ tion Career. FAA approved questions or need more Run a FREE 3 day ad! VICKSBURG WARREN of Faith Ministries/ WomNOW, THEREFORE, I, J. 3215 Mechanicsburg Road weekends. Competitive program. Financial aid if information. 601-636-SELL or e-mail HUMANE SOCIETY en's Restoration Shelter. salary and benefits. Please qualified – Job placement Bentonia, Mississippi 39040 The Warren County Board of Gary Massey, Substituted classifieds@vicksburg Certain restrictions apply, Trustee in said deed of trust, fax resume to (888) 835- assistance. CALL Aviation Supervisors reserves the This notice is directed to Highway 61 South 601-661-8990. Life coachwill on March 29, 2011 offer 6946 or email to: jobs@- Institute of Maintenance certain relatives of Alta Maye right to waive minor ing available by appointfor sale at public outcry and 601-636-6631 informalities in proposals, to 866-455-4317. Warnock Martin and Ernest ment. sell within legal hours (being reject any and all proposals, G. Martin, both deceased. between the hours of 11:00 to evaluate alternative offers ATTEND COLLEGE ONAMIkids Northeast LA When living, they resided at HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the or proposals, and to LINE from home. *Medical, Is the one you West Door of the County the above address. negotiate with the financial currently seeking Certified NEUTER YOUR PETS! *Business, *Paralegal, *Allove Courthouse of Warren “ACEâ€? institution offering funding Alta Maye Martin died Look for us on Science Teacher. lied Health. Job placement County, located at Vicksbelieved most advantageous Truck Driver Training hurting you? November 22, 2010 and left assistance. Computer Bachelor’s degree in burg, Mississippi, to the to the County. With a Difference able. Financial aid if qualia Will which directed her Call highest and best bidder for Education. Must satisfy This notice is published fied. SCHEV certified. Call Job Placement Asst. property, including a farm of Haven House Family cash the following described pursuant to an order of the criminal background 877-206-5185. Day, Night & Refresher 133 acres, more or less, property situated in Warren Warren County Board of Shelter Classes check and drug located on Mechanicsburg County, State of Mississippi, Supervisors dated the 7th Please Get on the Road NOW! 601-638-0555 or screening. Must possess to-wit: Rd., be disposed of in a day of February 2011. adopt today! Call 1-888-430-4223 Lot 62 of Greenbrier 1-800-898-0860 and maintain certain manner. She directed Warren County Board of MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 Subdivision, as shown by Supervisors Services available to that the real estate be sold, current Teaching plat of record in Plat Book 2 By: Dot McGee, women & children who are offering it first to living Certification and valid at Page 18 of the Land Chancery Clerk AVON LETS YOU earn victims of members of the family who, Records of Warren County, driver’s license. You may Publish: 3/1, 3/8(2t) Foster a extra money. Become an domestic violence and/or for this purpose, were Mississippi. AKC/ CKC Avon Representative today. apply online at homeless: Shelter, counHomeless I WILL CONVEY only such defined as her nephews and REGISTERED Yorkies, Call 601-454-8038. or seling, group support. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S title as vested in me as Pet! their children, and her Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, (Counseling available by NOTICE OF SALE contact Executive Director Substituted Trustee. Malti-Poos. deceased husband's nieces IMMEDIATE JOB OPENappt.) WHEREAS, on September WITNESS MY SIGNATURE $400 and up! KarVan Powell or ING for Maintenance Techand nephews and children 27, 2006, Daniel V. Jennings on this 2nd day of March, 601-218-5533, nician and HVAC Certified Business Manager thereof. The court of and Maketta J. Jennings ex2011.    Technician. Qualified candijurisdiction has ordered the ChaQuita Richardson KEEP UP WITH all the ecuted a certain deed of trust /s/ J. Gary Massey dates must be ambitious local news and to be conducted in a to Law Office of Kimberly SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE (318) 574-9475 and energetic, 2 years exREGISTERED YORKIE 7 SAYING “SAYONARAâ€? TO subscribe to The VicksWalker, Trustee for the Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. manner approved by the perience is required and your sound system? Let the months old, $350. 601-502burg Post Today! Call benefit of Mortgage 1910 Lakeland Drive court. must include painting, 5563, 601-313-6149. classifieds give the lowdown 601-636-4545, Electronic Registration Suite B Family members whose plumbing and electrical. on your hi-fi; like make, TO BUY OR SELL ask for Circulation. Systems, Inc., which deed of Jackson, MS 39216 Each applicant must have a addresses are known to the model, wattage, and when to trust is of record in the office (601)981-9299 No matter what type of pet valid driver's license. Please executor have been mailed a of the Chancery Clerk of call. Classified... fast-action 224 High Hill Drive you’re seeking, the Classifieds fax resumes to: 601-925Runaway results. 636-SELL. notice of the sale. Warren County, State of Vicksburg, MS 39180 6030. can help you find it! Are you 12 to 17? Mississippi in Book 1615 at All family members who 09-103287LB Alone? Scared? CALL 601-636-7535 Page 707 and re-recorded in Publish: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22(3t) have not received a letter, Call 601-634-0640 anyBook 1703 at Page 373; and     but would like to have WHEREAS, said Deed of time or 1-800-793-8266   information on the sale (or $10 START UP KIT Trust was subsequently We can help!   have questions) are assigned to Wells Fargo One child, 

requested to contact the Bank N.A., as Trustee, for one day at a time.    undersigned Executor no Carrington Mortgage Loan KEEP UP WITH all the lo!! " Trust, Series 2006-NC5 later than March 15, 2010. cal news and sales...Sub#

$%&'$($' Asset-Backed Pass-Through Signed February 22,2011 scribe to The Vicksburg )*)* Certificates, by instrument James L. Warnock, Estate Post TODAY!! Call 601dated October 1, 2010 and #   Executor 636-4545, Circulation. recorded in Book 1514 at   ' “WE CAN ERASE your James L. Warnock, Executor Page 489 of the aforesaid + " bad credit- 100% guaranAlta Maye Martin Estate Chancery Clerk's office; and teed.â€? The Federal Trade 262 Brisage Blvd. WHEREAS, Wells Fargo Commission says the only Discover a new PROCESS MEDICAL Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Madison, MS 39110 legitimate credit repair CLAIMS from home! Use Carrington Mortgage Loan starts and ends with you. It 601.853.2172 or world of your own Trust, Series 2006-NC5 takes time and a conscious 601.946.4566 computer! Find out how Asset-Backed Pass-Through opportunity effort to pay your debts. (plus tax & fees) Publish: 3/1, 3/8(2t) to spot a medical billing Certificates, has heretofore Any company that claims to Up to 5 Quarts, Excludes Diesel and Synthetic scam from The Federal substituted J. Gary Massey w i t h be able to fix your credit Trade Commission. REQUEST FOR as Trustee by instrument legally is lying. Learn about With This Coupon 1-877-FTC-HELP. PROPOSALS dated October 5, 2010 and The Vicksburg managing credit and debt at A message from The FOR PROVIDING FUNDING recorded in the aforesaid Vicksburg Post and The TO WARREN COUNTY Chancery Clerk's Office in A message from The Post Classifieds. FTC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF Book 1514 at Page 656; and Vicksburg Post and the FUNDING SPECIFIC WHEREAS, default having FTC. PAVING PROJECTS been made in the terms and The Warren County Board of conditions of said deed of CALL 601-636-SELL Supervisors is seeking MISSING CHOCOLATE trust and the entire debt Classified Advertising AND PLACE proposals from qualified LABRADOR since February secured thereby having been really brings big results! YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY. financial institutions to 11th. ½ inch Scar on left ear. declared to be due and provide up to $800,000.00 in Grey hair around mouth. payable in accordance with • Open Saturdays, 7:30am- 2:30pm Center For bank qualified, tax exempt Please call 601-529-6159, the terms of said deed of Pregnancy Choices funding for the purpose of 2135 North Frontage Road 601-415-4846. Mt. Alban trust, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., completion of the road Free Pregnancy Tests road area. as Trustee, for Carrington Expires: 5/31/2011 paving projects known as (non-medical facility) Mortgage Loan Trust, Series Fairways 75(310) and Forest 2006-NC5 Asset-Backed ¡ Education on All Cove 75(311) Paving Pass-Through Certificates, Don’t miss a day of Options Projects. The purpose of the legal holder of said ¡ Confidential CounThe Vicksburg Post! this RFP is to invite qualified indebtedness, having seling financial institutions to offer requested the undersigned Our ePost now to provide the funding Call 601-638-2778 Substituted Trustee to available! needed, based upon a execute the trust and sell for appt competitive rate quote. Call 601-636-4545, said land and property in www.vicksburgpregnanThese projects are currently accordance with the terms of Circulation for details! advertised for competitive said deed of trust and for the bid as required by law. purpose of raising the sums Once the total costs are due thereunder, together determined through the with attorney's fees, trustee's bidding process, it is Warren fees and expense of sale. County's intent to establish a NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. non-revolving line of credit Gary Massey, Substituted CONSTRUCTION for the funding needed and Quality Service at Competitive Prices Trustee in said deed of trust, New Homes have it repaid over a 10-year will on March 29, 2011 offer #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement Framing, Remodeling, • I-Phone Repair • period through a Special for sale at public outcry and Vans • Cars • Trucks Cabinets, Flooring, Assessment to the property Get your I-Phone sell within legal hours (being •Insurance Claims Welcome• owners which is authorized Roofing & Vinyl Siding between the hours of 11:00 3G or 3GS repaired under Mississippi Code a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the State Licensed & Bonded for as low as $49.99! AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS 65-19-88. Warren County West Door of the County Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Call Cliff at 601-634-1111. will be the sole responsible Courthouse of Warren party for repayment to the County, located at Vicksfinancial institution. IVER ITY ANDYMAN burg, Mississippi, to the Engineering estimates highest and best bidder for Joe Rangel - Owner CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. indicate that total costs for cash the following described 601-636-4813 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 these projects should not property situated in Warren We’re not satisfied until You State Board of Contractors exceed $800,000.00. County, State of Mississippi, are. Call today for your Approved & Bonded Contractor bids for these to-wit: Free Estimate! projects are due on April 4, Lot 62 of Greenbrier Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, 2011 and once awarded, Subdivision, as shown by Rock & Sand contract time for Fairways is plat of record in Plat Book 2 All Types of Dozer Work 90 calendar days and Forest at Page 18 of the Land DEWEY’S Cove is 60 calendar days. It Land Clearing • Demolition Records of Warren County, is estimated that Warren LAWN MOWING SERVICES Site Development Mississippi. County will require the funds I WILL CONVEY only such •Lawn Maintenance & Preparation Excavation for disbursement in July title as vested in me as All Business •Trimming/ Prunning Crane Rental • Mud Jacking 2011. Substituted Trustee. •Seasonal Cleanups At a minimum, proposals WITNESS MY SIGNATURE & Service •Rake leaves & remove SPEEDIPRINT & should include an on this 2nd day of March, •Straw/ Mulch introductory cover letter, 2011. Directory Ads FREE ESTIMATES OFFICE SUPPLY information about the rate(s) /s/ J. Gary Massey No Job Too Small offered, an amortization SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE MUST BE PAID Dewey 601-529-9817 schedule for the funding over Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. • Business Cards a 10-year period, and the 1910 Lakeland Drive IN ADVANCE ! • Letterhead specific number of days for Suite B which the quoted rate will be • Envelopes Jackson, MS 39216 firm. (601)981-9299 • Invoices Deadline for receipt of 224 High Hill Drive E ACCEPT CASH proposals is 10:00 a.m. on • Work Orders Vicksburg, MS 39180 Monday, March 21, 2011. CHECKS AND MOST 09-103287LB • FLAGS • Invitations Late proposals will not be Publish: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22(3t) MAJOR CREDIT considered. Proposals • BANNERS (601) 638-2900 CARDS should be sealed and clearly marked "PROPOSAL FOR Fax (601) 636-6711 • BUMPER STICKERS FUNDING PAVING 1601-C North Frontage Road PROJECTS" and be • YARD SIGNS submitted to the Warren To advertise your business for as Vicksburg, MS 39180 County Chancery Clerk's Show Your Colors! Office, Dot McGee, little as $2.83 per day, Chancery Clerk, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183 call our Classified Department or P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, 601-636-SELL (7355) MS 39181 prior to the at 601-636-7355. deadline shown above. The phone number is 601-636-4415. Please contact John Smith, County Administrator, at 601-634-8073 if you have questions or need more information. The Warren County Board of

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 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 BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464.

15. Auction

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique” 3508 South Washington Street


17. Wanted To Buy

SWINGS NOW READY! 20 year material, Adirondack chairs. Made on order. Taylor's Woodworks. 601-636-2731.

I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038. WANTED 1990 FORD Probe GT car for body parts. 601-885-8502.

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2006-2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU 17'' rims. $500. BRAND NEW wheels and tires. 601-831-6123.

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $2.50/ lb

• LIVE MUSIC • Every Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

BAREROOT FRUIT TREES - $8 Blueberry Plants - $5 Citrus Trees - $22 601-529-5150


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

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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.

BUYERS WANTED!! BUYERS needed for multiple cash flow investment properties. Call today! 1-877-619-6884.

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

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133

D&D Tree Cutting Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-738-0856

24. Business Services • Mechanic Work • Painting • Carpentry • Yard Work • Odd Jobs • Honest • Dependable, • Reasonable

Steven, 601-618-6113

26. For Rent Or Lease MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Vicksburg city limits. 601619-9789.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1310 SOUTH STREET $375 monthly, central air and heat, appliances furnished. 601-529-4791.

NEWLY REMODELED. 24X70, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. Laminate/ ceramic flooring on 40 acre lake. $975 monthly. 601-218-9928, 601-638-0177.

2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, 2 bedroom townhouse. Both $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.


BEST DEAL IN Downtown Vicksburg 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Call for more information. 601-638-1746.


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

28. Furnished Apartments COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386. SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

1101 JEFFERSON STREET. 2 Bedroom, 1 bath apartment, central air and heat, appliances included, no washer/ dryer hook-up, $300 deposit, $450 monthly. 601-636-5297.

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


Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948.

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

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

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

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119 LAURA LAKE Road, Walnut Cove. 2,555 square feet. 4 bedroom, 3½ bath. $225,000. 601-415-3813, 601-218-2464.

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

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


DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107,

30. Houses For Rent 1455 PARKSIDE, lovely cul-de-sac, $1,350 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King, newly remodeled, $700 monthly. 732-768-5743 or 601-994-4212. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869

Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

McMillin Real Estate

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.


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


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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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601-636-0502 DUPLEX: 2-BR 2BA / 3-BR 2BA New, furnished, utilities furnished, $900. Deposit & references required. 401 Sea Island 3/2, Lakefront. $1100. Bette Paul-Warner McMillin Real Estate 601-218-1800 Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


On April 17th, Palm Sunday, the Classifieds section will print a listing of local Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Call us today to include your church in this section. Deadline: April 10th Cost: $50 - 2x3 space May the miracle of Easter fill your heart with joy and bring blessings to your life. Vickie, Michele & Allaina

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

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34. Houses For Sale


1997 BLACK GRAND Prix, 150,000 miles, air conditioning, leather, loaded, clean. $ 3,695, 601-218-1940

1997 CHEVY ASTRO LS 7 passenger van. 4.3 liter V6, cold a/c with rear air, Clean 193,000 miles, well maintained $3500. 601-831-3245. 1997 Ford E150 Customized raised roof van, loaded, 150,000 miles $3,995. 601218-1940 1998 CHEVROLET BLAZER. 4 door, only 86,000 miles, new tires, dual power seats, power windows/ locks, V6, good gas mileage, great condition. Call 601-218-9654 day, 601-636-0658, night. 1998 CHEVROLET Z71 extended cab. Adult driven, power windows/ locks, tilt/ cruise, great condition. Call 601-218-9654 day, 601636-0658, night. 2000 NUBIRA DAE Woo. 4 door, purple/ white freshly painted Tinker Bell interior, new 18 inch rims, new battery, brakes, very smooth ride! $4200. 601-218-8306. 2001 DODGE DURANGO, 130,000 miles, loaded 3rd row seat, leather. $4,995. 601-218-1940 2003 BLACK TOYOTA Echo, 5 speed, new tires, 228,000 highway miles, $3,995. 601-218-1940. 2004 Jeep Liberty, 167,000 miles. Loaded ~ great condition. $ 5,995 601-2181940 2005 CHEVROVLET EX-CAB Z71, 196,000 miles, loaded $7,995 601-218-1940.

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

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


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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

1992 DODGE DAKOTA ExCab, V6, automatic, new tires, air conditioner, runs great, $2,995. 601-218-1940.

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

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

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg • 601-630-2921 George Mayer R/E Management


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

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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


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