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Blood found in car of Ohio man who went missing in Vicksburg By Pamela Hitchins

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The search for an Ohio man believed to have been carjacked in Vicksburg by two Louisiana prison escapees continued today, with authorities in Tennessee saying they found blood in the man’s rental car. David Michael Cupps, 53, 87 Barley Corn Drive, Sunbury, had been on an overnight trip to Vicksburg for contract work at Grand Gulf Nuclear

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Power Station. He was last seen Monday in Vicksburg near the U.S. 61 South-Pemberton Square Boulevard intersection and last spoke with his wife by phone that

afternoon around 4, police Chief Walter Armstrong said during a press conference Wednesday Darian afternoon. Pierce Cupps said he was on his way to check in to a Pemberton Square Boulevard motel but never made See Missing, Page A9.

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Police Chief Walter Armstrong answers questions Wednesday afternoon about David Michael Cupps, who is missing and was last seen in Vicksburg. Standing, behind, is Lt. Bobby Stewart.

Strike a pose, make a splash

Mississippi River:

36.5 feet Rose: 0.8 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

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DEATHS • Mattie Pearl Allen • Patricia Dotson • Edna Marie Napolion Garrett • Jerry L. Simmons Sr. • Augustine Stewart • Penny Jester Towne • Evans Hugh Wadlington • Geneva Williams • Melvin C. Young


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1876: The first successful voice transmission over Alexander Graham Bell’s phone takes place in Boston as his assistant hears, “Mr. Watson, come here.” 1949: Nazi wartime broadcaster Mildred E. Gillars, also known as “Axis Sally,” is convicted of Axis treason. Sally 1969: James Earl Ray says guilty to assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Clara Smith, top, 5, the daughter of David and Heather Smith, strikes a pose as she jumps into the pool at the Purks Y. Clara is one of 77 youths attending the Y’s spring break camp this week. At left, Tony King, 7, the son of Tony and Marilyn King, holds nothing back with his belly flop. Above from right, cousins Marin Sherwin, 6,the daughter of Byron and Leigh Sherwin, and Madeline Walker, 7, the daughte r of Kirk and April Walker, jump into the deep end. Public schools, Vicksburg Catholic, Vicksburg Community School and Travelers Rest Academy resume classes Monday. Spring break for Porters Chapel Academy, Agape Montessori Christian and Hinds Community College begins Monday, with classes resuming March 21. The Y also hosts a summer day camp for kids.

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JACKSON — Mississippi senators today were set to debate a Senate redistricting plan sponsored by Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant. Opponents say they might try to ditch the plan and replace it with one drawn by the chamber’s own Other legredistrictislative acing comtion mittee. The Bryant plan would protect three Republican Senate seats in the Hattiesburg area. The plan sponsored by the Senate redistricting chairman, Republican Terry Burton of Newton, would convert one of the three Hattiesburg-area Senate seats into a majority-black district. It’s a seat now held by Republican Tom King of Petal, who is running for transportation commissioner this year. Republicans say the demographic change in the King district would likely flip the open seat to the Democrats. King said Wednesday he’s uncomfortable that many people are casting the issue in terms of race. “It’s a Democrat versus Republican issue, is what it is,” said King, who wants the seat to remain in GOP hands. Hattiesburg is a majority-black city, and many

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County’s unemployment inches up after holidays By Danny Barrett Jr. A greater percentage of Warren County’s work force was unemployed in January compared to revised figures for December. Local unemployment stood at 11.2 percent for January, from an adjusted 10 percent in December, said totals released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of

Employment Security. The local labor force shrank by 940 people in January, from 22,670 to 21,730. The number of unemployed rose by 170, to 2,440. Seasonally adjusted unemployment statewide was unchanged at 10.1 percent in January. Unadjusted for seasonal factors in the work force such as weather and holidays, the rate was up a point to 10.7 percent.

State officials said a federally mandated process of updating and revising the previous year’s data had not been completed. As a result, the jobs agency said comparisons were “not strictly compatible.” The national jobless rate, which came in at 9 percent in January, fell to 8.9 percent in February. The state reports February figures later this month.

State Economist Darrin Webb said the January report was difficult to gauge because of the pending adjustments. “Before the January report, we were seeing slow gains,” Webb said. “I think after the adjustments are made, you continue to see a trend of slow gains. The economy is not going gangbusters, (but) it is improving.” The Warren County jobless

rate is down compared to a year ago, when it stood at 12.5 percent. “The Vicksbug WIN Job Center continues to see a small increase in job activity within the area,” said office manager Terry Hodges. “The retail and service sectors have also seen a slight increase.” Thirty visits with local See Jobless, Page A9.


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One killed, 3 injured after storms sweep state JACKSON (AP) — At least one death and three injuries in Mississippi are being blamed on a severe storm system that dumped 5 to 7 inches of rain in parts of the state.

Damage was reported in 19 counties overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday. Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials said one person died and another

The wind ruffles a mockingbird’s feathers as he perches atop the Blum Fountain on Monroe Street. Expect a cold, clear night, with a low around 35. Friday is set to be sunny and mild, with a high in the upper60s. Expect the same for Saturday, but a little warmer, with a high of around 73.

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Minor hearing delayed for funeral JACKSON, Miss. — The re-sentencing hearing for former attorney Paul Minor and two former judges he was accused of bribing has been rescheduled. Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield were scheduled for re-sentencing today. It’s now set for Friday. Minor, Teel and Whitfield were convicted of corruption charges in 2007. They must be re-sentenced because a federal appeals court vacated their bribery convictions in


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS December 2009. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate delayed the hearing to attend the funeral for Charles Clark, former chief judge of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

French company buys Nissan supplier MADISON, Miss. — French auto supplier Faurecia is buying Johnson

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Shiloh Baptist Ladies Auxiliary — Dinners with three sides and dessert; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday; $5 chicken, $6 fish; delivery for three or more orders; Dr. Willie J. Jones, pastor; 920 Meadow St. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, Lenten Fine Arts Series — 5 p.m. Friday, show featuring art by Patricia Walker of Rolling Fork; programs continue at noon each Friday during Lent with gumbo served at 12:35 for $10; South and Monroe streets. Oakland Baptist — Youth Bake Sale, 6 a.m. Saturday at Super Junior on Oak Ridge Road; benefits youth camp fund. Temple Of Christ — Prayer breakfast, 10 a.m. Saturday; evangelist Mary Gowdy,

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The parole officer for a Port Gibson man being questioned in the death of a homeless woman over the weekend has recommended he be held on no bond, the city’s police chief said today. Dexter Watson, 40, 907 Vine St., is on parole for a malicious mischief charge, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections records. Further information about his sentence was not available. He is being questioned in 35-yearold Patricia Dotson’s death, and is in the Claiborne County Jail on drug charges. Port Gibson Dexter police Chief Watson Calvin Jackson said Watson is being held without bond, per the request of his parole officer. Dotson’s body was found behind First Baptist Church on Farmer Street Sunday morning. An autopsy showed she died of stab wounds to the face and trauma to the head. Investigators are awaiting the results of other tests from the Mississippi Crime Lab. Dotson had family in Port Gibson, including her grandfather, Constable Roosevelt Dotson.

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TV, game items missing on Franklin One residential burglary was reported in the city Wednesday, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Reported missing at 3:30 p.m. from a home in the 2500 block of Franklin Street was a Philips 32-inch TV valued at $400, an Xbox 360 game system valued at $200 and 10 Xbox games valued at $20 each.

Alcorn, Mission stop reveals arrest warrant A Jackson man was arrested and turned over to Brandon authorites Wednesday night after Vickburg police discovered a warrant for his arrest during a traffic stop, said Lt. Bobby Stewart. Kendrick Akiti, 26, 5416 Mimosa Drive, was in a vehicle police stopped at Alcorn Drive and Mission 66 at 8:18 p.m., Stewart said. It was not clear if Akiti was the driver or a passenger in the vehicle. A records check revealed that Brandon police had issued a warrant for Akiti’s arrest in July 2009 on nonresidential burglary charges, said the lieutenant.

ty-black district in the area now would amount to unfair gerrymandering. “Surely, at this point, it will fall of its own weight,” Bryan said of the argument. Legislators are drawing new districts in Mississippi’s 52-member Senate and 122-member House to reflect population changes over the past decade, including growth on the northern end of the state, in the suburbs of Memphis, Tenn., and declines in the Delta. The Democratic-controlled House passed its own redis-

tricting plan last week, but the Republican-controlled Senate Elections Committee killed the House plan on Tuesday. Lawmakers are expected to try to revive the House plan later. Legislators are under time pressure because redistricting plans must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department, which checks that such plans don’t dilute minority voting strength — an approval that could take 60 days. June 1 is the candidates’ qualifying deadline for this year’s elections.

A Vicksburg man said he was robbed at gunpoint at his Main Street home around 1:30 this morning, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart. The man said he was playing dominoes with five friends when two masked men wearing white T-shirts entered the residence, an apartment in the 1700 block of Main, with hand guns, Stewart said. Reported stolen was an iPhone valued at $250, a Motorola DROID valued at $350, and $1,420, said Stewart. The intruders fled on foot in an unknown direction, the

A two-vehicle wreck at Cherry Street and East Avenue Wednesday afternoon sent two people to the hospital. Both drivers, Aldan Vaughn, 21, 332 Barthell Drive, Greenville, and Pam Crawford, 39, 302 Ellison Road, Vicksburg, were taken to River Region Medical Center. Vaughn and Crawford were treated and released, said hospital spokesman Allen Karel. No information was available about the wreck.

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power outages were reported in Warren County. Flood warnings have been issued for many rivers and streams in the state.

Main Street resident Two sent to hospital reports armed robbery in Cherry, East wreck

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Controls plant in Madison County that manufactures complete seating for Nissan’s assembly plant in nearby Canton. Nissan spokesman Steve Parrett said that Johnson Controls notified the company that the deal would close sometime this spring. Details of the transaction have not been made public. Faurecia, the world’s sixth largest auto supplier, operates about 200 plants in 32 countries, including in Cleveland, Miss.

Senate residents there have been asking for years for a majority-black Senate seat. Under a Senate map used during the past decade, black neighborhoods in Hattiesburg are carved up into different districts. Democratic Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory pointed Wednesday to the Burton map and the Bryant map. Bryan said the Hattiesburg area has been gerrymandered for the past decade to help Republicans, and he challenged Republicans’ assertion that creating a majori-

He said Hudson’s husband suffered burns in the fire. Two other injuries were reported in Jasper County, officials said. No damage and a handful of

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was injured in Yazoo County by a possible lightning strike that caused a house fire. Yazoo County Coroner Ricky Shivers identified the victim as 69-year-old Sylvia Hudson.

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speaker; 1922 Pearl St. Greater Jerusalem Baptist — Appreciation service for the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor; 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Raymond Gill, guest speaker; 5026 Mount Alban Road. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Battle of the Male Chorus, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist — Children and youth night, 6-8 Saturday; admission: one canned good; movies, games, refreshments; Oak Ridge Youth Center.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Hit the Bricks — 5:30-8 tonight; Washington Street and adjoining streets; music by Osgood & Blaque. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m.

Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-883-3849, 601-883-3290 or 601-6363229. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Murry 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; Rick Dixon, preserving and restoring tombstones; 1100-C Grove St.; 601-636-5442. Festival of Barbershop Harmony — 7 p.m. April 2; Mag-


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Detectors to be doled out in Bovina district Between 150 and 250 smoke and carbon dioxide detectors have been ordered for residents of the Bovina Volunteer Fire Protection District, thanks to a $2,500 grant from worldwide property insurer

FM Global. The dual-purpose detectors are expected to arrive in a month, Bovina volunteer and grant coordinator Jonathan Priddy said. Once they arrive, volunteers will make them available free of charge exclusively for district residents at the station at 4 Willow Creek Drive, Priddy

said. A distribution day will be set, he said. FM Global, a commercial and industrial insurance giant, insures hydrants, pump caps and other equipment owned by the 59.4 square-mile district covering the Bovina community and other areas east of Mississippi 27.

nolia Chorus, Men in Black, Vocality and Center Stage Show Chorus; $20 general admission, $10 students; 769-2182438, 601-383-4264; Belhaven University Center for the Arts, 835 Riverside Drive, Jackson.

CLUBS Vicksburg Eagles Youth Football — Registration at 5:15 tonight; ages 6-12; Vicksburg Junior High stadium. Vicksburg Bengals — 6 tonight; LD’s Restaurant; 601868-0598 or 601-636-5657. American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — 4 p.m. Sunday; 92nd birthday of post; program and dinner; retired Col. Benny Terrell, speaker; 1618

Main St. Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 2572 — 6 p.m. Monday; monthly meeting and men’s nomination of officers; 1918 Washington St.

Boil water Culkin Culkin Water District has issued a boil water alert for Roy Young Road residents. Water for drinking and cooking should be boiled vigorously for two minutes. Also, the district has lifted a boil water notice for customers on Heather Drive and Heather Place.

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Senate vote pumps extra $65 million into public schools JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Senate voted Wednesday to put $65 million more into elementary and secondary schools than the chamber’s money committee had recommended. However, there’s no guarantee the spending proposal will survive final budget talks later this month. At issue is $65 million of federal money that the state received last year to help local school districts pay salaries and other expenses to retain jobs. The districts have until September 2012 to spend the money. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour asked districts several months ago to hold off on spending the federal money because of uncertainty about the timing of an economic recovery. Some districts have spent all or part of their share, and others say they haven’t touched it. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to consider the federal money as part of the state’s funding package for schools during the year that begins July 1. Critics said doing so would be the equivalent of cutting $65 million of state funding for classrooms. On Wednesday, the Senate reversed the committee’s decision — a move that would increase state financial support for the schools. The latest vote puts the Senate on roughly equal footing with the House recommendation for the education budget.

Insurance database bill survives deadline A bill designed to force compliance with Mississippi mandatory insurance laws passed Wednesday in the Senate, and was among several proposals facing a legislative deadline. The bill would allow the state Department of Public Safety, the Department of Revenue and the Insurance Department to work on a new program that would use computer technology to verify liability insurance coverage. Under the House bill, uninsured drivers could face various penalties, including a suspended driver’s license and a fine of up to $500. The bill also gives tax assessors and tax collectors the authority to deny vehicle license plates tags to motorists who aren’t insured. “There’s now the technology that allows instant verification when we can interface with insurance companies,” said Senate Insurance Committee Chairman Eugene “Buck” Clarke, R-Hollandale. The measure, which moves back to the House for more work, survived Wednesday’s legislative deadline for floor action on general bills and constitutional amendments that already passed the opposite chamber.

Dead and Alive A glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature: Alive • Animal cruelty — Senate Bill 2821 says the first offense of cruelty to dogs or cats would remain a misdemeanor, but the alleged offender would undergo testing at his or her own expense to screen for mental illness. Conviction for a first offense would carry a $2,500 fine or up to six months in jail. An offender could face a felony charge on a second offense. Punishment for a felony conviction would be a $5,000 fine and up to five years in prison. The bill has passed both chambers in different forms; it has been sent back to the Senate for more work. • Teacher conduct — House Bill 641 would provide specific reasons for suspending or revoking the license of a teacher or school administrator for sexual misconduct with a student. The bill has passed both chambers in different forms; the House has asked the Senate to negotiate on the bill. • Nathan’s Law — Senate Bill 2472 would increase the penalty for passing school buses. The bill was changed in the House to make a suspended driver’s license part of the punishment for second and subsequent offenses. It returns to the Senate for more work. • Insurance database — House Bill 620 would create a computer database state troopers could use to verify whether motorists have insurance when they are pulled over for other reasons. Alive and in House-Senate Negotiations • Immigration enforcement— Senate Bill 2179 would allow a law enforcement officer to check a person’s immigration status if the officer thinks the person might be in the United States illegally. Alive and headed to the governor • Fake bath salts — House Bill 1205 would outlaw fake bath salts and other products containing toxic chemicals that some people are using to get a psychotic high.

AIDS groups see stigma in state Mississippi residents hold misperceptions and stig-

• ‘Bastard’ — Senate Bill 2986 would remove the words “bastard” and “bastardy” from state laws dealing with paternity proceedings for children of unmarried parents. • Underage drinking — Senate Bill 2597 would set penalties for people who host parties where minors consume alcohol. • Sex education — House Bill 999 would allow each school district to develop its own sex education curriculum to allow either the current state policy of abstinence only or an “abstinence plus” option. • Homeschooled students — House Bill 636 would require homeschooled students who are transferring into public schools to be tested to ensure they’re enrolled at the proper grade level. Signed by the governor • Open meetings — Senate Bill 2289 says that starting July 1, individual officials could face fines of $500 to $1,000 for improperly closing meetings that should be open to the public. Under current law, taxpayers have been footing the bill for the fines. It says that starting July 1, a person could be charged $100 per incident for improperly denying someone access to public records. Current law says there’s a $100 fine, but doesn’t specify that it’s for each incident. • Payday lending — House Bill 455, which becomes law Jan. 1, will give consumers longer to pay off loans from check cashing businesses and will reduce some finance charges. It also gives payday lenders at least three more years to stay in business in Mississippi. • Feticide — House Bill 2615 would clarify the state law related to injury or death of a fetus. Under the bill, a serious but nonfatal physical injury would be a felony. The bill says a minor injury to a fetus would be a misdemeanor. Dead • Texting ban — Senate Bill 2793 would’ve banned texting while driving, despite several lawmakers’ concerns about how such a measure would be enforced.

mas about HIV and AIDS that rival those found in subSaharan Africa, health advocates told state lawmakers Wednesday. Residents from across the state confirmed that such

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beliefs discourage testing and treatment. “We talked to people who said that they would rather die from the disease than let their neighbors know they have HIV,” said Megan McLemore, a senior health researcher with Human Rights Watch. The broader coalition, which includes Mississippi group A Bright New Day and Harvard researchers, hosted what they say is the first of many Annual HIV/AIDS

Days at the Capitol. They asked state lawmakers to reexamine a variety of state policies and increase the budget for treating patients. They also called for a more effective sex education bill than the one currently awaiting the governor’s consideration. Human Rights Watch said in a new report that Mississippi has promoted discrimination against homosexuals in schools, actively resisted accepting more federal funds, and failed to adopt proven

strategies to lower transmission and death. The report says this especially impacts minority groups’ access to information and care. “These policies combine to create a high-risk environment where it is difficult for many people to avoid HIV infection and to access lifesaving treatment and support,” according to the report, “Rights at Risk: State Response to HIV in Mississippi.”


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JACK VIX SAYS: Redistricting is getting plenty of headlines.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 George H. Dorsey is elected president of the Hill City Gun Club. • Someone enters the Nogales Club and steals the billiard balls. • J.J. Mulligan is putting a slate roof on the Masonic building.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 J.G. George is appointed manager of the local street railroad company. • Mary Hughes, who has been ill with pneumonia, is better.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Judge Frederick Speed dies. • R.M. Kelly is being boomed as head of the Woodmen of the World for Mississippi.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 L.M. Barclift is dying in Birmingham as the result of an auto accident. • P.L. Barclift, of Vicksburg, is with his father.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Mr. and Mrs. John Louis Groome are here from Greenville, S.C. • Mrs. Warner Lass, former resident, and Mrs. Austin, her daughter, motor here from New York.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 “RAF Begins Biggest Offensive,” according to a headline in the Vicksburg Evening Post. • J.V. Massie resigns as a member of the Warren County Selective Service Board No. 2 and is succeeded by Howard Simrall. • Cornelius Vanderbilt, noted writer, is a visitor in the city.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Methodists and friends meet at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Hawkins to plan for the organization and building of a Methodist Church in the Jonestown subdivision. • Sid Champion speaks at the regular meeting of the Historical Society at the Old Court House Museum.


50 YEARS AGO: 1961


Mildred Haas dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Davis Frank King announce the birth of a daughter, Judith Ann, on March 10. • Plans are announced for Easter sunrise services to be held on Fort Nogales. • Ben Piazza, former Vicksburg resident, undergoes surgery at University Hospital in Jackson.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

Another call for domestic production Gasoline prices are jumping toward the “Oh no!” level, and if they continue upward, will soon have an unpleasant impact on consumer behavior. An economy still struggling to recover can’t afford for Americans to get nervous about spending. High pump prices have that effect. The huge 2008 run-up in oil prices throttled consumer spending, hitting the automobile industry particularly hard. The turmoil in the Middle East has pushed oil above $100 per barrel again, and gasoline prices are following suit. In Vicksburg, prices are hovering near $3.50 a gallon, with predictions that they will move higher. Unfortunately, at the same time foreign supplies are falling, domestic production is being curtailed by policies of President Barack Obama’s administration. The Interior Department continues to defy a federal court order that lifted a ban on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico,

put in place during last spring’s oil spill. Rather than complying with the judge’s order, federal regulators have stalled the issuing of permits so that almost no new drilling has occurred in the Gulf in more than six months. In addition, the administration is standing firm on a seven-year ban on new drilling in the eastern Gulf and off the East Coast, and has expanded by 100 miles the no-drill zone off the coast of Florida. Vast areas in the nation’s interior have been placed off-limits to drilling, as has the oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Additional impact on consumers will come if Obama succeeds in his bid to raise taxes on oil companies. Those higher costs will be passed along. Pressure is being felt as well from rising worldwide demand for oil as the economy recovers. It adds up to the real possibility that gasoline could return to the

John Max Evans dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rayburn announce the birth of a daughter, Sonya Denise, on March 5.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

$4 a gallon level it hit in 2008, and possibly go higher. Democrats in Congress are urging the president to ease prices with releases from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. But that oil serves the purpose of protecting the country against a more serious contraction of imported oil. A better strategy would be to resume deepwater drilling in the Gulf, and consider exploring other domestic reserves. Rising gasoline prices serve the purpose of those who want an immediate and drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels. But the notion that alternative energy sources can significantly replace the demand for oil anytime soon is a pipe dream. The risk that higher oil prices will send the economy back into recession is too great to ignore. Easing restrictions on domestic production is a necessary safeguard.

Former American hostage in Iran, Kathryn Koob, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Koob, visit Vicksburg. • Robert L. Martin of Edwards dies. • Mr. and Mrs. John W. Barko are the parents of a daughter, Anne Elizabeth, born Feb. 23.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 James “Pat” Beard dies. • Lauri Stamm announces her plans to marry Riley Burnett Collins Jr.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 A $275,000 grant to the city will be used to design and build a monument to U.S. Colored Troops in the Vicksburg Campaign. • Rob Derivaux, grandson of Jerry and Jane Derivaux of Vicksburg, is awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank, the Eagle.

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Ingenuity, backbone will be required to solve energy mess Once again, as we have seen so many times over the past decades, we are watching the Middle East implode and disintegrate. It was brought down by its own people who see themselves as having been left out of the governing process and reduced to servants of an evil dictator. Certainly television has helped spur them on by showing them how the rest of the world has prospered compared to their closed society. In a way, we and other oil hungry countries have helped this process along by sending billions of dollars into the coffers of their leaders who never permitted those dollars to filter down to the people or be used for their benefit. Since we now import 60 percent of our crude oil from other countries at the rate of 13.9 million barrels per day, and at a price hovering around $100 a barrel, we’re talking well over a billion dollars a day leaving our country for foreign shores — just for oil. If you figure one job in this country pays $50,000 per year, you can quickly see where all the potential


The last half-dozen administrations have simply given us “lip service” on bringing us into energy independence.


jobs have gone.. And still we refuse to explore, drill and produce our own oil — with our own people — so we could become an independent energy source. It is quite interesting that our smartest and best experts, who include the folks at the United States Geological Survey and at the Energy Information Administration, have been forecasting and predicting for the past two decades that our oil production would “peak out” within the coming decades. We have slipped by most of those predictions and continue to use oil and all its derivatives. Even so, we all know it can’t last forever and more

than ever we need to plan for it’s future demise. Those in the business like to joke that, based on supply and demand, the earth’s last quart of oil will be worth millions. Not really perhaps, but this is a way of recognizing how the market will work. Also, let’s not forget that oil can be derived from coal, and we have lots of that, and even greater oil is available in our oil shale, as found in four or five Western states. The geologists tell us we have available to us, through oil shale extraction, three to four times the yielding rate of Saudi Arabia, the largest producer in the Arab OPEC cartel.

Years ago we came close to starting an extraction plant in Colorado. OPEC, sensing they might lose a customer, simply dropped their prices — and we pulled up stakes and killed the project. Now they say it is no longer feasible because of the vast amounts of fresh water it would take to recover the oil. They say it would require as much water as that used by the city of Denver in one year. Really? In a few weeks we will be standing on the overlook off Washington Street, marveling once again, as we do each year, the immense flow of fresh winter-melt in the Mississippi River, as it flushes out the massive flood waters from the north — and sends them on to the Gulf. I also recall as a young man in South Dakota, working at just one of the several dams on the Missouri River. I also know that with the amazing technology we possess in this country, any freshman civil engineering student in one of our state colleges could figure out how to get some of that fresh water from the flood control projects, or from the Great Lakes themselves, into Colorado

for oil shale recovery. And you can be certain it wouldn’t be nearly as difficult as getting all that oil down here through the pipeline from Alaska. Of course we already know that drilling in the Gulf was shut down due to the spill and it had not been restarted following the cleanup — and many of the rigs gave up and moved elsewhere, while some simply were forced out of business. And now it was announced just this week that Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has canceled all existing oil shale leasing proposals — and they will have to be studied, commented on, and then rebid at a higher rate. Not a positive gesture at all. The last half-dozen administrations have simply given us “lip service” on bringing us into energy independence. It’s now bordering on gross ineptness and incompetence — and time is fast running out.

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Illinois cuts death penalty, clears death row SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — For a mother who lost her son to violence, Illinois’ decision to abolish the death penalty is a betrayal. But to a father who lost two daughters and a grandson, it’s simply the Christian thing to do. And to a man who was sentenced to die for a crime he didn’t commit, it’s a civilized step that might inspire other states to halt executions. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature on legislation getting rid of the death penalty provoked an extraordinary array of emotions Wednesday — almost all of them intense. A Chicago woman whose teenage son was gunned down in 2006 said the killer, who has never been caught, should not

Pam Bosley holds a photograph of her son, Terrell, who was killed in 2006. be allowed to breathe the same air she breathes. “I am a Christian. I never believed in killing nobody else,” Pam Bosley said, explaining her

change of heart after her son was shot outside a church. “But the pain you suffer every single day, I say take them out.” Charles Simmons knows that pain. The Peoria resident lost three relatives in a house fire that prosecutors say was arson. But Simmons said his religious beliefs argue against executing the killer — plus, he considers life in prison a harsher punishment. “He knows he’s not getting off easy,” Simmons said. “He’s not going to leave us, you know. He’s got to walk every day in jail, eat, face people in there.” When the abolition law takes effect July 1, Illinois becomes the 16th state without a death penalty. Most nations, including vir-

Tucson shooting survivors face suspect Loughner at hearing TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a tense courtroom scene, Susan Hileman stared intently from her wheelchair at the smiling suspect who authorities said wounded her and 12 others and killed six people in a Tucson shooting rampage in January. Wednesday’s hearing in Tucson was the first time that survivors of the violence, that also left U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords severely injured, came face-to-face with susp e c t Ja r e d Lee Loughner since the shooting. Two others — retired Jared Lee Army Col. Bill Loughner Badger and Mavanell “Mavy” Stoddard — sat on the opposite side of the courtroom as the 22-yearold Loughner, whose onceshaved head featured short, dark hair and sideburns. Two U.S. marshals stood just feet

Shooting victim Mavanell Stoddard leaves federal court Wednesday. behind Loughner throughout the hearing. Badger, 74, is credited with helping to subdue Loughner at the scene after a bullet grazed the back of Badger’s head. Stoddard, 75, was shot in the leg three times. Her husband, Dorwin, dove to the ground and covered her. He was shot in the head and died at the scene. Hileman, 58, was holding 9-year-old Christina Taylor-

Green’s hand when the shooting erupted. The woman was shot three times; Christina was killed. Loughner made one brief comment, at the beginning of the hearing. The judge asked the 22-year-old if Jared Loughner was his name. “Yes, it is,” Loughner responded as he stood behind the defense table. Loughner then pleaded not guilty to dozens of federal charges, including trying to assassinate Giffords, attempting to kill two of her aides, and murdering federal judge John Roll and Giffords’ staffer Gabe Zimmerman. The hearing took place in the same courthouse where Roll worked before he was killed in the tragedy. Loughner also is charged with causing the deaths of four others who weren’t federal employees, causing injury and death to participants at a “federally provided activity” and using a gun in a crime of violence.

tually all of Europe, have abandoned the death penalty. Among the 58 that still use it, according to Amnesty International, are the United States, China, Thailand, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Japan. Quinn’s action capped two decades of argument and soulsearching over the possibility that Illinois would wind up executing an innocent person. Twenty people have been freed from death row after evidence surfaced to show they were innocent or had been convicted improperly. Then-Gov. George Ryan halted executions in 2000 rather than risk killing an innocent man. The state’s last execution took place in 1999.

Ohio murderer set to die using new execution drug LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A condemned killer was to be put to death today with the country’s first use of the surgical sedative pentobarbital spent the night before his execution awake and talking on the phone. Johnnie Baston also spent part of this morning praying with his daughter, Asziah Baston and his adopted mother, Tommie Nell Davis. Prisons spokesman Carlo LoParo said Baston has showered and also met with his lawyers and a minister.

The 37-year-old Baston was sentenced to die for killing Chong-Hoon Mah, a South Korean immigrant Johnnie who was shot Baston in the back of the head. Ohio switched to pentobarbital after supplies of the drug previously used ran short. Oklahoma also uses pentobarbital.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..........36.60 American Fin. (AFG) .............34.77 Ameristar (ASCA) ...................17.35 Auto Zone (AZO) ................ 268.21 Bally Technologies (BYI)......36.18 BancorpSouth (BXS).............16.02 Britton Koontz (BKBK) .........13.36 Cracker Barrel (CBRL) ...........49.18 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH) ..........41.35 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC) ......48.08 Cooper Industries (CBE) .....63.87 CBL and Associates (CBL)..........18.14 CSX Corp. (CSX)......................75.88 East Group Prprties (EGP)........43.93 El Paso Corp. (EP) ..................17.82 Entergy Corp. (ETR) ..............74.18

Fastenal (FAST) .......................62.77 Family Dollar (FDO) ..............50.53 Fred’s (FRED)............................13.35 Int’l Paper (IP) .........................26.44 Janus Capital Group (JNS) ......12.71 J.C. Penney (JCP) ...................36.94 Kroger Stores (KR) .................23.73 Kan. City So. (KSU) ................54.15 Legg Mason (LM) ................ 34.86 Parkway Properties (PKY) ........16.72 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .................64.65 Regions Financial (RF) ........... 7.73 Rowan (RDC) ........................... 41.35 Saks Inc. (SKS) ......................... 12.70 Sears Holdings (SHLD) ........ 84.43 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......28.88 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 42.31 Trustmark (TRMK) ................. 22.84 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 45.09 Tyson Foods (TSN) ................ 19.61 Viacom (VIA) ............................ 52.66 Walgreens (WAG) .................. 42.61 Wal-Mart (WMT) .................... 52.67

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SMART MONEY Q: We have been living in Florida for 18 years. My husband is 86 and I am 82 years old. I am in very good health, but my husband is slipping. He walks very slowly, sleeps all night and part of the day. He cannot do the yard work anymore and that drives him crazy. My BRUCE two sons want us to come back to Buffalo, N.Y., to be closer to the family. They are looking for an apartment for us and tell us that they are building very nice senior apartments nearby. We feel on one hand we would like to be near our grandchildren but don’t know if we could take the cold anymore. It is so much cheaper living here and the weather couldn’t be better, but we are wondering what would be best for us. What would you advise? — Lois in Florida A: You’re very perceptive



when you mentioned the children. While the children would like you to come back home and you want to be near the grandkids, they are not available a great deal of time. Nor should they be. You mentioned you are in good health and if you are able to continue caring for your husband, my suggestion would be to stay put. The disruption in your life would be enormous. Going back to Buffalo after living in warm climate is going to be very difficult for both of you. Further, you mentioned your husband doesn’t get around too well. Getting around in Buffalo in wintertime is close to impossible. I am guessing you own your home, which is another variable because the real estate in Florida right now can best be described as soft. The task of moving can be daunting as well, but even harder for folks your age. All things being said, if it’s possible I would stay put. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate on Wednesday emphatically rejected a budget-slashing House spending bill as too draconian. It then immediately killed a rival Democratic plan that was derided by moderate Democrats as too timid in its drive to cut day-to-day agency budgets. The votes to scuttle the competing measures were designed, ironically, to prompt progress. The idea was to show Tea Party-backed GOP conservatives in the House that they need to pare back their budget-cutting ambitions while at the same time demonstrating to Democratic liberals that they need to budge, too. White House budget director Jacob Lew said the votes should turn a page and that talks between the administration and Republicans are likely to become more productive. The negotiators are unlikely


Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, speaks to reporters after voting on the spending bill Wednesday. to meet a March 18 deadline, which means another stopgap budget extension would be required to keep the government from shutting down. “We want to come to a reasonable outcome,” Lew said. “We’ve made it clear that that’s not the end, that there are more savings. But we’ve also said that there’s a line

beyond which we can’t go.” Top Senate Democrats visited with President Barack Obama on Wednesday afternoon to plot strategy. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., a participant, declined to comment afterward, other than to say he recognizes his party will have to move in the GOP’s direction.

One reason is that Democratic moderates are agitating for further cuts to spending. “I still think there are way too many people in denial around here about the nature of the problem and how serious it is,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who contended that the Democratic plan didn’t go far enough. But she said the GOP measure cut too indiscriminately. The GOP plan mustered 44 aye votes, including two from Mississippi Senators Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran; the Democratic measure received just 42 votes, with 10 party members and liberal independent Bernard Sanders in opposition. Moderates Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Ben Nelson, D-Neb., Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and McCaskill — each face potentially difficult reelection bids next year — were among those opposed to the Democratic version.

Wisconsin unions rights to be put to rest today MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of protesters camped outside the Wisconsin state Assembly chamber today in anticipation of a final vote on explosive anti-union rights legislation that whisked through the Senate after Republicans outmaneuvered their missing Democratic counterparts and brought a three-week stalemate to its unexpected end. The dramatic turn of events late Wednesday set up today’s perfunctory vote on the legislation that would strip collective bargaining rights from most public workers. Once the measure passes the Assembly,

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Continued from Page A1. it, said the chief. Tuesday night, his rental car was found near Jackson, Tenn. Authorities there say blood was found in the car. “Due to that and other evidence found in his vehicle, we believe Mr. Cupps has met with foul play,” Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said this morning. Armstrong said investigators believe the escapees, Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, and Darian Pierce, 33, were in Vicksburg Monday morning. Both were serving 25-year sentences and had been assigned as trusties on a work detail at the state police headquarters in Baton Rouge. They were noticed missing around 2 p.m. Friday during an inmate check. Authorities at the compound say they stole a white, state-issued van which was later found near St. Francis-


Missing man Anyone with information on David Michael Cupps is asked to call Vicksburg police at 601-636-2511 or Lt. Bobby Stewart at 601-8311168.

ville, according to a statement released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. It was not known how they reached Vicksburg, but reports were received Monday around 10:55 a.m. that two men matching their description were seen on Pemberton Square Boulevard, near BancorpSouth and the Super 8 Motel near Halls Ferry Road. Police searched the area, Armstrong said, but did not find the men. Later, Cupps was headed to the same area, Stewart said,

and it’s believed that he came in contact with Wedgeworth and Pierce and that they carjacked him. “It is still a missing person case,” Armstrong said. “We are continuing to search in and around the Vicksburg and Warren County area for Mr. Cupps.” Vicksburg police asked for assistance from the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, and their helicopters searched an area from Interstate 55 to the Mississippi River Wednesday evening, looking for abandoned vehicles or other unusual activity in wooded areas, Stewart said. Cupps, a nuclear safety inspector, arrived in Mississippi Monday morning, rented a car at the airport in Jackson and worked that day at the Grand Gulf plant near Port Gibson. He is

5-foot-10, about 210 pounds, with salt-and-pepper hair and a groomed beard and mustache. He was expected back at Grand Gulf Tuesday and was to return to Ohio that night. His rental car, a red 2011 Buick Enclave, was stopped near Jackson, Tenn., by a Tennessee state trooper who recognized it as one placed on the National Crime Information Center after the investigation got under way. Two men inside the Enclave jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the woods. They are believed to have been Wedgeworth and Pierce. It is not known if the two are armed, but they are extremely dangerous, Armstrong said. It is believed they are on foot near Jackson, Tenn., where schools were placed on lockdown and police-supervised dismissal

Wednesday, and authorities searched house to house that night. Wedgeworth, a Memphis native, was convicted of armed robbery in Louisiana in 2006. He also has a criminal history in Shelby County, Tenn., police said. He is white, 5-foot-8 and about 145 pounds with reddish brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his arms, chest and abdomen. Pierce, of Bogalusa, La., was serving a sentence for attempted second-degree murder. He is white, 5-foot-11 and about 145 pounds with brown hair and eyes and tattooed fingers on his right hand. Anyone who has seen Cupps or has any information is urged to call Stewart at 601-831-1168 or the Vicksburg Police Department at 601-636-2511.

basis, came in the trade, transportation and utilities category, with 5,500. Of that number, 4,100 were in retail trade, which typically cuts its holiday work force in January. Government employment fell by 3,300 from December, with 1,900 of those jobs tied to local education. Jobs

in leisure-hospitality, which includes the tourism and casino businesses, fell by 3,200 from December. Compared with January 2010, Mississippi posted a net job loss of 100 in the goodsproducing sector. Serviceproviding jobs rose by 13,100, though all levels of government shed 3,700 jobs in the

face of tightened spending, especially by local school districts, MDES said. Rankin County posted the lowest jobless rate in the state, at 6.9 percent, up from an adjusted 6 percent in December. Tunica County had the highest, at 21.1 percent, followed by Holmes County at 19.3 percent.

Among area counties, Claiborne County’s unemployment rate stood at 16.9 percent for the month, up from 14.6 percent in December. Issaquena and Sharkey counties posted increases, with Issaquena up nearly five points to 16.4 percent and Sharkey up a point to 14.9 percent.

and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Wiley G. Towne; two daughters, Tracey Annette Towne and Bonita Tilden; and one son, Bill Jester. Pallbearers will be Jerry Antee, Jackie Antee, Troy Antee, Tommy Hanes, Joey Boyd and Wiley Tilden. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Saturday at Mount Olive Church in Lorman with the Rev. Elijah Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Carbondale Cemetery with Thompson Funeral Home in charge. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.

deaths Mattie Pearl Allen Mattie Pearl Allen died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 78. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Patricia Dotson PORT GIBSON — Patricia Dotson died Saturday, March 5, 2011, in Port Gibson. She was 35. She was preceded in death by her mother, Gloria Newsome; and a brother, Elton Dotson. Survivors include her father, Roosevelt Dotson Jr. of Lorman; a son, Leroy Dotson of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Sierra Dotson, Dierra Dotson and Patricia Dotson, all of Oklahoma City; grandparents, Roosevelt Dotson Sr. of Port Gibson and Josephine Smith of Bryant, Texas; brothers, Bobby Dotson, Anthony White and De’Roderick Dotson, all of Port Gibson; sisters, Veronica White and Tracy Robinson, both of Lorman, RoOllie Townsend of Chicago and Raquell Shorter of Fayette; five stepbrothers, Jadarius Hamlin, Melvin Hamlin, Mark White and Toby Claiborne, all of Lorman, and Kelvin White of Port Gibson; a stepsister, Brittney Hamlin of Lorman; and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Awesome Christ Warrior Church in Port Gibson with the Rev. Chester Watts officiating. Burial, directed by Thompson Funeral Home, will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the church.

Edna Marie Napolion Garrett Services for Edna Marie Napolion Garrett, a resident of Los Angeles, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mercy Seat M.B. Church with evangelist Florencetta Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home from 2 until 6 p.m. Friday and at the church from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday. Mrs. Garrett died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 56.





Clear tonight, lows in the mid-30s; sunny and clear Friday, highs in the upper 60s

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 friday-saturday Sunny and clear; lows in the mid-30s, highs in the upper 60s


Continued from Page A1. employers were made in the past three weeks to promote services at the Monroe Street office, Hodges said. Also, five professional development workshops for jobseekers and business owners are set for April. MDES said the largest job decrease in January, on a non-seasonally adjusted


She graduated from South Vicksburg High School in 1972 and from Clark-Atlanta University. She was a veteran of the Army and retired from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah and Lucille Woods Napolion; and three brothers, George Woods, Robert Woods and Willie Woods. Survivors include one son, Amir Garrett of Los Angeles; one daughter, Nigel Napolion of Los Angeles; two brothers, Elijah Napolion Jr. of Chicago and Joseph Napolion of Jacksonville, Fla.; six sisters, Mamie Smith and Leanna Winston, both of Fayetteville, N.C., Alice Gross of Atlanta, Mary Jones of Chicago, Betty Roseboro of Vicksburg and Margarett Davis of Mount Vernon, N.Y.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives, including Albert Burns and Galeda Burns of Chicago.

Jerry L. Simmons Sr. Jerry L. Simmons Sr. died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at his home in Vicksburg. He was 70. Mr. Simmons was born and reared in Tallulah and had been a Vicksburg resident since 1960. He was a hunter and fisherman and was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Simmons of Vicksburg; two daughters, Linda Holdiness of Vicksburg and Penny Gibson of Houston, Texas; a son, Jerry Simmons Jr. of Vicksburg; two sisters, Sarah Kauffman of Anniston, Ala., and Brenda Manning of Alexandria, La.; a brother, Newtie Simmons of Tallulah; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Antioch Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Paul Manning, Philip Manning, Jason McCort, Johnathon Chandler, Philip Gibson and Ricky Holdiness.

Augustine Stewart Services for Augustine Stewart will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert L. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 6 p.m. Friday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Ms. Stewart died Saturday,

March 5, 2011, at her home. She was 55. She was a retired office manager and was of the Baptist faith.

Penny Jester Towne DELTA — ­ Funeral services for Penny Jester Towne, age 84, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mound Baptist Church with the Rev. Jay Simms officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery in Tallulah under the direction of CrothersGlenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday Penny at the funeral Towne home and Saturday from 9 a.m. until the service at the church. Mrs. Towne died Tuesday at her home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Pioneer, La., and had lived in the Delta area for over 55 years. She was of the Church of God faith and was a retired town marshall. Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Watts and husband John of Tallulah; one son, Scott Towne and wife Becky of Vicksburg; three stepdaughters, Bobbie Morris of Pelahatchie, Miss., and Mittie Warren and Ethel Kendrick, both of Vicksburg; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren;

Evans Hugh Wadlington PORT GIBSON — Evans Hugh Wadlington died Monday, March 7, 2011, at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson. He was 83. Mr. Wadlington was a retired veteran of the Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oddie Wadlington; and a son, Everette Wadlington. Survivors include two sons, Brian Wadlington of New York, N.Y., and Donnell Newsome of Natchez; three daughters, Erma Wadlington of Arlington, Texas, Harriett Wadlington and Ruth Wadlington-Allen, both of Jackson; a sister, Georgia Williams of New York, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m.

Geneva Williams Services for Geneva Williams will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Faith Christian Center with the Rev. Ollie Hardaway officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home. Ms. Williams died Friday, March 4, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 71. She was a retired housekeeper and a member of Faith Christian Center.

Melvin C. Young Melvin C. Young died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at her home. She was 80. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

TONIGHT Clear, lows in the mid-30s friday-saturday Sunny and clear; lows in the mid-30s, highs in the upper 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 69º Low/past 24 hours............... 41º Average temperature......... 55º Normal this date................... 57º Record low..............22º in 1932 Record high............84º in 1911 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.17 inches Total/year.............. 12.38 inches Normal/month......1.90 inches Normal/year........ 12.23 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Friday: A.M. Active............................ 9:46 A.M. Most active................. 3:33 P.M. Active...........................10:11 P.M. Most active.................. 3:59 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:07 Sunset tomorrow............... 6:07 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:19

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.5 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 20.3 | Change: +5.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.6 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.9 | Change: +3.8 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 19.5 | Change: +3.0 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 28.7 | Change: +3.0 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................80.7 River....................................84.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Friday....................................... 52.0 Saturday................................. 51.7 Sunday.................................... 51.3 Memphis Friday....................................... 32.2 Saturday................................. 32.8 Sunday.................................... 33.4 Greenville Friday....................................... 43.1 Saturday................................. 43.3 Sunday.................................... 43.6 Vicksburg Friday....................................... 36.9 Saturday................................. 37.3 Sunday.................................... 37.5


Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

First new drug for lupus Gadhafi drives rebels from strategic oil port in 56 years OK’d by FDA CLASHES IN LIBYA

RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Rebel forces beat a retreat from the strategic oil port of Ras Lanouf today, speeding back to opposition territory by the hundreds as Moammar Gadhafi’s army pounds the town with artillery. The opposition fighters fled eastward in cars and pickups mounted with machine guns. One said government forces were raining rockets or tank shells on the city in what appeared to be preparation Moammar for a full-scale Gadhafi advance. Shells fell near a hospital in the city and hit a series of residential buildings as Gadhafi’s tanks moved farther along Libya’s main Mediterranean coastal road than they have been since the rebels seized most of the country’s east. An opposition fighter with a Kalashnikov rifle said he had fled the frontline outside Ras


Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay, center, and other NATO defense ministers meet over Libya clashes in Brussels, Belgium, today. Lanouf to move deeper into the rebel-controlled east. The retreat was a major setback on a day of rebel victory on the diplomatic front. France became the first country to formally recognize the rebels’ newly created Interim Governing Council, saying it planned to exchange ambassadors after President Nicolas Sarkozy met with two repre-

sentatives of the group based in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. “It breaks the ice,” said Mustafa Gheriani, an opposition spokesman. “We expect Italy to do it, and we expect England to do it.” Germany said it froze billions in assets of the Libyan Central Bank and other staterun agencies. The U.S., UK,

Switzerland, Austria and other countries have also frozen Gadhafi’s assets. “The brutal suppression of the Libyan freedom movement can now no longer be financed from funds that are in German banks,” Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said. Both sides in Libya are lobbying for support from Western countries as their leaders debate whether to protect the rebels from Gadhafi’s air force by putting a no-fly zone over some or all of the country. Britain and France have backed the rebels’ calls for a no-fly zone, but the Obama adminstration has expressed deep reservations about involvement in another conflict in the greater Middle East. NATO said it had started round-the-clock surveillance of the air space over Libya, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague said a meeting of EU foreign ministers would discuss how to isolate the regime.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday approved the first new drug to treat lupus in over 50 years, a milestone that medical experts say could prompt development of other drugs that are even more effective in treating the debilitating immune system disorder. Known as Benlysta, the injectable drug is designed to relieve flare-ups and pain caused by lupus, a little-understood and potentially fatal ailment in which the body attacks its own tissue and organs. Biotech drugmaker Human Genome Sciences Inc. spent 15 years developing Benlysta and will co-market it with GlaxoSmithKline PLC. The companies estimate there are at least 200,000 lupus patients in the U.S. who could benefit from the drug. But experts stress that Benlysta is not a miracle drug: It only worked in 35 percent of North American patients tested and was not effective for patients with the deadliest form of the disease. Addition-

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Terror hearing starts amid boosted security WASHINGTON (AP) — Extra security will accompany a New York congressman as he chairs a hearing focused on the U.S. Muslim community and its willingness to help prevent radical Islamic terrorism. Rep. Peter King said that he has had larger security details for the past few months because of an overseas threat relayed in December. Since then, round-the-clock security has been provided by the New York Police Department and the Nassau County, N.Y., police. Today, however, at King’s request, the Capitol Police will be securing the congressional hearing room and surrounding areas, as well as his office, as the House Homeland

‘I am well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition.’ REP. PETER KING Security Committee takes testimony. Rarely does a congressional hearing attract as much advance controversy. In protests ahead of the session, critics have condemned the hearing as anti-Muslim and have likened it to the McCarthy-era hearings investigating

communism. “I am well aware that the announcement of these hearings has generated considerable controversy and opposition,” King said in prepared opening remarks. “Congressional investigation of Muslim American radicalization is the logical response to the repeated and urgent warnings which the Obama administration has been making in recent months.” The witnesses include family members of young men who were inspired by others to go into terrorism, with deadly consequences. They plan to tell Congress that the young men were brainwashed by radical elements in the Muslim community.

ally, it did not show positive results in African-Americans, who are disproportionately affected by lupus. FDA said in its news release it would require the drug developers to conduct another study exclusively in AfricanAmericans. Dr. Betty Diamond, who has studied lupus for 30 years, said Benlysta should provide encouragement to researchers and drug developers. “It will send out the message that it’s possible to conduct a successful clinical trial in lupus and that’s tremendously important to keep the pharmaceutical industry interested in this disease,” said Diamond, a researcher at the Feinstein Institute in New York. Janice Fitzgibbon of McLean, Virginia has been taking Benlysta for two years as part of the drug’s clinical trial program. “It’s given me my life back,” she said, after being so crushed by pain that she couldn’t take her dog for a walk or drive her children to school.

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SPORTS Thursday, March 10, 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B6 | CLASSIFIEDS B7

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

women’s basketball

college basketball

Flowers, USM roll over Tulane By The Associated Press

USM falls The Lady Golden Eagles drop their opener in CUSA tourney. Story/B3

Schedule PREP BASEBALL NW Rankin at WC Today, 6 p.m.

VHS at Madison Central Today, 5 p.m. PCA hosts Russell Friday, 5 p.m.

On TV 6 p.m. TNT - There’s no crying in basketball, unless you’re the Miami Heat. They might shed some more tears as they take on Kobe Bryant and the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers in the first part of a doubleheader. Carmelo Anthony and the new-look New York Knicks battle the Dallas Mavericks in the nightcap.

Who’s hot


Southern Miss forward scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in a win over Tulane in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament on Wednesday.


Braves’ coach injured by errant foul ball

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar was awake and able to respond to doctors Wednesday after being hit in the face by Brian McCann’s foul liner while standing in the dugout during an exhibition game. Salazar may have sustained a concussion and might have a facial fracture and damage around his left eye, Braves general manager Frank Wren said. Salazar was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center and was to stay overnight. Wren did not have an official hospital report. “We are just blessed that Luis is alive,” Wren said after St. Louis beat Atlanta 6-1. “The scans so far have been positive ... There is an eye surgeon looking at it now. It was a freak accident.” “He was unable to speak when the paramedics arrived,” he said.

Lottery La. Pick 3: 4-2-8 La. Pick 4: 6-6-9-0 Easy 5: 5-6-9-17-21 La. Lotto: 2-6-9-13-19-35 Powerball: 12-20-28-40-48 Powerball: 8; Power play: 2

Weekly results: B2

Gary Flowers’ ninth double-double of the season led Southern Miss past Tulane 63-47 on Wednesday in the first round of the Conference USA tournament. Flowers had 18 points and 11 rebounds for the fifthseeded Golden Eagles (22-9), who will face fourth-seeded Memphis (22-9) in the quarterfinals today. The senior forward reached double figures for the 27th consecutive game. “We played one of our better games against this Tulane team,” USM coach Larry Eustachy said. “I think they more than anybody in the league just played and played all year long and never threw out a bad one. It’s a good win for us; it’s already behind us. We have lofty goals here and it’s just a step in the right direction.” LaShay Page added 12 points and Josimar Ayarza 10 for Southern Miss, which shot 46.8 percent while limiting Tulane to 34.0. The 12th-seeded Green Wave (13-17) got 16 points from Kris Richard and 15 from Kendall Timmons. Richard hit four 3-pointers. Trailing 5-4, Southern Miss reeled off the next 10 points, ending with a basket by Ayarza that made it 14-5 with 14:51 left in the first half. The Golden Eagles held the Green Wave scoreless for the final 5:09 and led 35-18 at halftime. The second-half lead peaked at 22.

Jackson State 50, Prairie View 30 Grant Maxey scored 14 points and Jackson State defeated Prairie View in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Tyrone Hanson added 13 points for the secondseeded Tigers (17-14), who pulled away by holding the Panthers scoreless for nearly eight minutes late in the second half. Prairie View (10-22) got within 38-35 on Duwan Kornegay’s layup with 9:08 to play but didn’t score again until 1:24 remained. Brandon Webb led the Pan-

Martin receives SEC award From staff reports

The associated press

Tulane’s Kendall Timmons, right, blocks a dunk attempt by Southern Miss guard LaShay Page in the Conference USA tournament Wednesday.

SEC Tournament Today TV: WJTV • Auburn vs. Georgia, noon • South Carolina vs. Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m., 1490 AM • Tennessee vs. Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. • LSU vs. Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. 103.9 FM

Friday • Alabama vs. AuburnGeorgia winner, noon • Kentucky vs. South Carolina-Ole Miss winner, 2:30 p.m. • Florida vs. Tenn.-Ark. winner, 6:30 p.m. • Mississippi State vs. LSUVanderbilt winner, 9 p.m., 105.5 FM

thers with 10 points. Jackson State shot just 30 percent but made 23-of-34 free throws. Prairie View

shot 31 percent and was 10 of 16 from the foul line. The Tigers will play either Grambling State or Mis-

C-USA Tournament Today • UAB vs. East Carolina, noon • Memphis vs. Southern Miss, 2:30 p.m. • UTEP vs. Marshall, 6:30 p.m. • Tulsa vs. Rice, 9 p.m.

sissippi Valley State in the semifinals Friday.

Warren Central girls’ basketball coach Jackie Martin was recently admitted to the ranks of the SEC’s best, as she was named to the 2011 class of the SEC Greats Program in Nashville, Tenn. Martin, who will be entering her third year next season as head coach at WC, received the award at halftime at the SEC Tournament on March 3, when Ole Miss lost 62-50 to South Carolina in the first round of the tournament. The former Ole Miss standout led her team to a 102-28 record in the games she played during her career at Ole Miss from 1987-92. She started every game from 19881992, and Jackie the Rebels Martin played in four NCAA Tournament appearances during her career, including two regional finals (1989, 1992) and one regional semifinal (1990). Martin served as a team captain on the 1991-92 SEC Championship team and she ended her career with 1,395 career points, 455 assists, 393 three-pointers and 232 steals. She was named a Kodak All-District honoree in 199192 and was an All-America honorable mention selection by Basketball Times in 199192. She is 13th on the Ole Miss all-time scoring list. The rest of the 2011 class includes: Shalonda Enis, Alabama (basketball); Delmonica DeHorney Hawkins, Arkansas (basketball); Margaret Hoelzer, Auburn (swimming and diving); Muriel Page, Florida (basketball); Tracy Henderson, Georgia (basketball); Rachel Komisarz, Kentucky (swimming and diving); Jenny Lidback, LSU (golf); Tiffany McWilliams-Dudley, Mississippi State (track and field); Kim Pietro, South Carolina (softball); Melissa McCray Duke, Tennessee (basketball); Candice Storey Lee, Vanderbilt (basketball).

Publicly financed stadiums are a thing of the past The economy is a shambles. Unemployment hovers around 10 percent by government estimates and gas prices are rising faster than the altimeter in the soon-tobe-retired space shuttle. The states and the federal government are facing enough red ink to drown the world, as revenues sag and spending continues to increase as neither political party wants to be the one to cut off the tap of borrowed money. The NFL and the NBA both face potential lockouts. The NBA has done it once, in 1999, and suffered heavily for it. The NFL has more to lose as the owners continue negotiations with the NFL Players Association to prevent a lockout that would be harmful to the league that makes $9 billion per year. Dark clouds, yes. Sack-



cloth dark, yes. Finding a silver lining in this morass is as difficult as trying to find a vegan at a barbecue festival. But there is one positive development out of these ashes. Maybe all of this chaos will finally put a torpedo below the waterline into the horror of public financing of stadiums and arenas. We just can’t afford it. The party is over. For too long, mega-rich owners threatened, like kids holding their breath, to move their teams out if they didn’t

get the gold-plated, revenuegenerating monster stadiums of their dreams. Like the spoiled “princesses” of the awful MTV reality show, “My Super Sweet 16,” they want the best. And they want it now, courtesy of money harvested from you by your government. Arthur Blank, whose Atlanta Falcons play in the Georgia Dome built in 1989, wants a new stadium and wants taxpayers to foot the bill with bonds. Never mind he once owned the massive home improvement chain, Home Depot and is a reputed billionaire. He just can’t be bothered to use his own money to build a stadium for his own team. Same with Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, who is using the collapse of the Metrodome’s inflatable roof in a once-in-adecade snow storm this past

season to agitate for a new stadium. He’s a billionaire, too. Rome built the Coliseum in 79 A.D. and it was used for gladiatorial contests until 435 A.D. In contrast, 22 out of the NFL’s 32 teams had a new stadium built in the past 20 years. Guess they don’t make them like they used to. Or at least they don’t make them with enough luxury suites to bring in more cash for the team owner. For years, owners told the people and their government that a new stadium generates new revenue thanks to fans — smitten with all of the bells and whistles bought with tax dollars — who visit the area around the stadium and spend money. But one doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to realize that the average person isn’t going

to make a special, extra trip to a stadium just because of a new LED ribbon board or new stand selling $10 beer —or some new revenuegenerating luxury suites for plutocrats. Even if it’s a new stadium in a new city, the economic activity just declines in the old city and migrates to the new one. In the end, with sky-high ticket prices, personal “seat licenses,” parking fees and the rest, the only way the average fan can attend a game is to save up and go once a year, if they’re lucky. Even if they’re footing the bill the other 364 days out of the year. •

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CYCLING 3 p.m. Versus - Paris-Nice, stage 5 (tape) GOLF 5:30 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 2 p.m. FSN - Pac-10 Conference, quarterfinal, Southern Cal vs. California 4:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Big Ten Conference, first round, Michigan State vs. Iowa, 5:30 p.m. FSN - Pac-10 Conference, quarterfinal, Arizona vs. StanfordOregon State winner 6 p.m. ESPN - Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Notre Dame vs. Cincinnati-winner 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Atlantic Coast Conference, first round, Maryland vs. N.C. State 8 p.m. ESPN - Big East Conference, quarterfinal, Louisville vs. West Virginia-winner 8 p.m. FSN - Pac-10 Conference, quarterfinal, UCLA vs. OregonArizona State winner 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Big 12 Conference, quarterfinal, Texas A&M vs. Missouri-Texas Tech winner 10:30 p.m. FSN - Pac-10 Conference, quarterfinal, Washington vs. Washington State NBA 6 p.m. TNT - L.A. Lakers at Miami 8:30 p.m. TNT - New York at Dallas


from staff & AP reports

College football Michael Hunt leaves MSU team STARKVILLE — Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen says linebacker Michael Hunt has decided to leave the football program. Hunt, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound sophomore, played in 12 games last season, making 21 tackles. MSU coach Dan Mullen said Hunt had lost his desire to play football, making the decision earlier this week. The Meadville native was expected to compete for a starting linebacker spot next season. The Bulldogs must replace departed seniors Chris White and K.J. Wright, who combined for 208 tackles last season.

Georgia reports NCAA violations in recruitment ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia admits that it broke NCAA rules in its recruitment of linebacker Ray Drew. The school sent a letter to the Southeastern Conference saying that two former football players attended a Jan. 28 news conference in which Drew announced his commitment to Georgia. That was a violation of five NCAA bylaws relating to illegal contract before signing a letter-of-intent.

Florida closes spring practice to fans, media GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida is closing spring practice for the first time in school history. First-year coach Will Muschamp made the announcement Wednesday, saying he wants to minimize distractions with a new staff. The sessions will be off limits to fans and media. Muschamp believes closed practices could give the Gators the element of surprise next season with new offensive and defensive schemes.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 10 1961 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors becomes the first NBA player to score 3,000 points in a season. Chamberlain scores 32 points in a 120-103 loss to Detroit to bring his season total to 3,016. 1991 — Eddie Sutton of Oklahoma State becomes the first coach to lead four schools into the NCAA tournament. Sutton also coached Creighton, Arkansas and Kentucky in the tournament. 2002 — John Stockton, the NBA’s career assist leader, has 13 assists in Utah’s 95-92 loss at Houston to give him exactly 15,000 for his career. 2007 — Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, 19, becomes the youngest player in NHL history with two 100point seasons after scoring a goal in a 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Vanderbilt......................13 1 0 0 South Carolina..............9 1 0 0 Florida............................10 2 0 0 Tennessee.....................9 2 0 0 Kentucky........................6 7 0 0 Georgia..........................4 8 0 0


All Games Conference W L W L LSU................................12 1 0 0 Arkansas........................10 1 0 0 Auburn...........................10 3 0 0 Mississippi St..............10 3 0 0 Ole Miss.......................10 4 0 0 Alabama........................7 5 0 0 Wednesday’s Games Georgia 6, Alabama 3 MTSU 9, Kentucky 4 Florida 8, USF 1 LSU 6, Sacred Heart 1 Vanderbilt 9, Kennesaw State 5 Tennessee 18, New Orleans 4 W. Kentucky 7, Ole Miss 3 UAB at Mississippi State, ppd. Thursday’s Game Arkansas at San Diego St., 8 p.m.


All Games Conference W L W L UCF...............................10 3 0 0 East Carolina.................9 3 0 0 Tulane............................9 3 0 0 Southern Miss.............8 3 0 0 UAB...............................8 3 0 0 Rice...............................9 6 0 0 Memphis........................6 4 0 0 Houston.........................7 6 0 0 Marshall.........................5 6 0 0 Today’s Games UCF 18, Boston College 0 East Carolina 5, High Point 4 Houston 13, Texas Southern 3 Rice 10, Florida International 2 Mississippi State at UAB, ppd. Memphis at Auburn, ccd. Alabama A&M at Southern Miss, ccd. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Rice vs. Long Beach State, 1 p.m. Monmouth at East Carolina, 4 p.m. Wagner at UCF, 5:30 p.m. Missouri State at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Houston at Texas State, 6:30 p.m. Wichita State at Tulane, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi schedule

Wednesday’s Games Huntingdon at Mississippi College, ppd. Delta St. 16, Mississippi Valley St. 7 Belhaven 10-2, Trevecca Nazarene 4-0 Alabama A&M at Southern Miss, ccd. W. Kentucky 7, Ole Miss 3 Mississippi St. at UAB, ppd. Today’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Missouri St. at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Mississippi College at Louisiana College, 6 p.m. Southern Polytechnic at William Carey, 6 p.m. Truett-McConnell at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s College Baseball Scores

EAST C.W. Post 5, Caldwell 2 SOUTH Armstrong Atlantic 3, King 1 Barton 6-5, Tusculum 5-14 Belmont at Murray St., ppd., rain Catawba 6, S.C.-Aiken 5 Clemson at W. Carolina, ppd., rain Coastal Carolina 10, Wake Forest 2 Coll. of Charleston 12, Ball St. 1 Davidson at South Carolina, ppd., weather Davis & Elkins 25-10, Saint Augustine’s 0-0, 1st game 5 innings East Carolina 5, High Point 4 Florida St. 9, Maine 3 Francis Marion 2-10, Clarion 0-1 Hampden-Sydney at LaGrange, ccd., rain Illinois St. 9, Miami 2 Lipscomb 12, Morehead St. 2 Loyola, N.O. 8, Blackburn 6 Maryville, Tenn. 3, Guilford 2 Middle Tennessee 9, Kentucky 4 Mount St. Vincent 5, Staten Island 2 North Carolina 8, St. John’s 1 N.C. Central 22, Florida A&M 5, 7 inn. N.C. State 8, Radford 1 St. Catharine 9-3, McKendree 3-2 S.C.-Upstate 13, Charleston Southern 10 S. Dakota St. 8, Austin Peay 2 SE Louisiana 7, Louisiana-Lafayette 5 Temple 14, Md.-Eastern Shore 1 Tennessee 18, New Orleans 4 Tusculum 14, Barton 5 UCF 18, Boston College 0 Vanderbilt 9, Kennesaw St. 5 William & Mary 7, Duke 4 SOUTHWEST Hardin-Simmons 8, Kansas Wesleyan 2 Houston 13, Texas Southern 3

mlb Spring Training schedule

Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Detroit 3 Baltimore (ss) 11, Minnesota 2 Washington 8, Florida 4 St. Louis 6, Atlanta 1 Tampa Bay 4, Toronto 3, 121 innings N.Y. Mets 7, Houston 2 San Diego (ss) 9, Cleveland 2 Colorado 8, L.A. Angels 1 Cincinnati 15, San Diego (ss) 5 San Francisco 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 9, L.A. Dodgers 4 Kansas City 13, Chicago Cubs 4 Texas 9, Oakland 2 Milwaukee 11, Arizona 8 N.Y. Yankees 4, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 2, Baltimore (ss) 1 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Washington (ss), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (ss) vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. Oakland, 2:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Cincinnati, 2:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Dodgers, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Chicago Cubs, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs. L.A. Angels (ss) , 2:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Florida, 6:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs. Houston, 6:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston (ss) vs. Houston (ss) , 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Yankees (ss) , 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (ss) vs. Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Florida vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Angels, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Texas, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Oakland (ss), 2:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Oakland (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m.

Kansas City vs. Colorado, 2:10 p.m. Houston (ss) vs. Washington, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. San Diego, 9:05 p.m.


W x-Boston........................46 y-Chicago......................45 d-Miami..........................43 Orlando..........................41 Atlanta...........................37 New York.......................34 Philadelphia...................33 Indiana...........................27 Charlotte........................26 Milwaukee......................25 Detroit............................23 New Jersey...................20 Toronto..........................17 Washington....................16 Cleveland.......................12

L 16 18 21 24 27 29 31 37 38 38 42 43 47 47 52

Pct .742 .714 .672 .631 .578 .540 .516 .422 .406 .397 .354 .317 .266 .254 .188


W L Pct x-San Antonio................52 12 .813 Dallas.............................46 18 .719 d-L.A. Lakers.................46 19 .708 d-Oklahoma City...........40 23 .635 Denver...........................37 27 .578 Portland.........................37 27 .578 New Orleans.................38 29 .567 Memphis........................36 30 .545 Phoenix..........................33 29 .532 Utah...............................34 31 .523 Houston.........................33 33 .500 Golden State.................28 36 .438 L.A. Clippers..................25 40 .385 Minnesota......................16 50 .242 Sacramento...................15 47 .242 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Wednesday’s Games Chicago 101, Charlotte 84 New Jersey 94, Golden State 90 Oklahoma City 110, Philadelphia 105, OT Utah 96, Toronto 94 L.A. Clippers 108, Boston 103 New York 110, Memphis 108 Milwaukee 110, Cleveland 90 Minnesota 101, Indiana 75 New Orleans 93, Dallas 92 San Antonio 111, Detroit 104 Orlando 106, Sacramento 102 Today’s Games L.A. Lakers at Miami, 6 p.m. New York at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Portland at Charlotte, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Indiana at Toronto, 6 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. Utah at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Detroit at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Orlando at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

GB — 1 1/2 4 6 1/2 10 12 1/2 14 20 21 21 1/2 24 1/2 26 1/2 30 30 1/2 35 GB — 6 6 1/2 11 1/2 15 15 15 1/2 17 18 18 1/2 20 24 27 1/2 37 36

college basketball Conference tournaments

Southeastern Conference

At Atlanta First Round Today 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 75, UCF 60 Southern Miss 63, Tulane 47 Marshall 97, Houston 87 Rice 58, SMU 57 Quarterfinals Today UAB vs. East Carolina, Noon Memphis vs. Southern Miss, 2:30 p.m. UTEP vs. Marshall, 6:30 p.m. Tulsa vs. Rice, 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 State 50, Prairie View 38 Texas Southern 50, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45 Today MVSU vs. Grambling St., 12:30 p.m. Alabama St. vs. Alabama A&M, 8 p.m. Semifinals Friday Jackson St. vs. MVSU-Grambling St. winner, 2:30 p.m. Alabama St.-Alabama A&M winner vs. Texas Southern, 8 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

NCAA Automatic Bids

Arkansas-Little Rock, Sun Belt Conference Belmont, Atlantic Sun Conference Butler, Horizon League Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Indiana State, Missouri Valley Conference Long Island University, Northeast Conference Morehead State, Ohio Valley Conference Northern Colorado, Big Sky Conference Oakland, Mich., Summit League Old Dominion, Colonial Athletic Association Saint Peter’s, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference UNC Asheville, Big South Conference Wofford, Southern Conference


TULANE (13-17) Booker 0-1 0-0 0, Mayhane 1-8 0-0 3, Richard

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6-15 0-0 16, Callahan 3-10 0-0 8, Timmons 5-13 3-6 15, Rogers 1-1 0-0 3, Thomas 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 17-50 3-8 47. SOUTHERN MISS (22-9) Flowers 7-10 3-4 18, Stone 0-1 2-2 2, Horton 1-5 3-4 5, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4, Newbill 3-5 0-1 6, Page 4-8 2-2 12, Bolden 2-8 0-0 4, Ayarza 2-4 6-7 10, Phillips 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-47 16-20 63. Halftime—Southern Miss. 35-18. 3-Point Goals— Tulane 10-31 (Richard 4-11, Timmons 2-6, Callahan 2-7, Rogers 1-1, Mayhane 1-6), Southern Miss. 3-12 (Page 2-4, Flowers 1-1, Ayarza 0-1, Johnson 0-3, Horton 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tulane 24 (Booker 7), Southern Miss. 38 (Flowers 11). Assists—Tulane 10 (Timmons 5), Southern Miss. 9 (Horton, Johnson 3). Total Fouls—Tulane 19, Southern Miss. 10. A—6,841.


PRAIRIE VIEW (10-22) Simpson 2-8 4-5 9, Griffin 0-12 1-3 1, Kornegay 1-6 0-0 2, B. Webb 4-4 2-4 10, Meadows 0-4 0-0 0, Wherry 0-0 0-0 0, Rogers 1-2 0-0 3, Sights 0-0 0-0 0, M. Webb 1-1 1-2 3, Adu 0-0 0-0 0, Bell 2-3 1-1 5, Chapman 2-2 1-1 5. Totals 13-42 10-16 38. JACKSON ST. (17-14) Burk 1-3 0-0 2, Hanson 3-7 5-6 13, Blake 1-3 0-0 2, Dixon 2-5 2-4 6, Maxey 4-13 5-6 14, Melvin 0-1 3-4 3, Bush 0-6 4-8 4, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, P. Williams 1-1 3-4 5, Jones 0-1 1-2 1, Hyche 0-0 0-0 0, Pittman 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-40 23-34 50. Halftime—Jackson St. 24-21. 3-Point Goals—Prairie View 2-13 (Rogers 1-1, Simpson 1-3, Meadows 0-3, Kornegay 0-3, Griffin 0-3), Jackson St. 3-16 (Hanson 2-5, Maxey 1-3, Dixon 0-2, Burk 0-2, Bush 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Prairie View 27 (Kornegay 5), Jackson St. 38 (Dixon 7). Assists—Prairie View 8 (Griffin 6), Jackson St. 5 (Burk, P. Williams 2). Total Fouls—Prairie View 24, Jackson St. 18. A—NA. 18.

Wednesday’s Scores

TOURNAMENT Big 12 Conference First Round Colorado 77, Iowa St. 75 Missouri 88, Texas Tech 84 Oklahoma 84, Baylor 67 Oklahoma St. 53, Nebraska 52 Big East Conference Second Round Cincinnati 87, South Florida 61 Connecticut 79, Georgetown 62 Marquette 67, West Virginia 61 St. John’s 65, Rutgers 63 Big Sky Conference Championship N. Colorado 65, Montana 60 Conference USA First Round East Carolina 75, UCF 60 Marshall 97, Houston 87 Southern Miss. 63, Tulane 47 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Bethune-Cookman 66, S. Carolina St. 50 Hampton 79, Md.-Eastern Shore 55 First Round Norfolk St. 68, Howard 53 Mountain West Conference First Round TCU 70, Wyoming 61 Northeast Conference Championship Long Island U. 85, Robert Morris 82, OT Pacific-10 Conference First Round Oregon St. 69, Stanford 67 Southland Conference First Round McNeese St. 61, Nicholls St. 54 Sam Houston St. 61, Stephen F.Austin 45 Texas St. 72, SE Louisiana 68 UTSA 97, Northwestern St. 96 Southwestern Athletic Conference First Round Jackson St. 50, Prairie View 38 Texas Southern 50, Ark.-Pine Bluff 45 Western Athletic Conference First Round Nevada 90, Fresno St. 80 San Jose St. 75, Hawaii 74

women’s basketball Conference USA

At El Paso, Texas First Round Wednesday East Carolina 71, Tulsa 62 Memphis 71, Southern Miss 63 UAB 56, Marshall 45 UTEP 75, SMU 57 Quarterfinals Today UCF vs. UAB, 1 p.m. Rice vs. Memphis, 3:30 p.m. Tulane vs. East Carolina, 6 p.m.s Houston vs. UTEP, 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 56, Jackson St. 40 Southern U. 58, Alabama St. 39 Today Alcorn State vs. Grambling State, 10 a.m. Alabama A&M vs. MVSU, 5:30 p.m. Semifinals Friday Prairie View vs. Alcorn State-Grambling State winner, Noon Southern vs. Alabama A&M-MVSU winner, 5:30 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 5 p.m.

Wednesday’s Scores

TOURNAMENT Big 12 Conference Quarterfinals Baylor 86, Kansas 51 Kansas St. 56, Iowa St. 53 Oklahoma 71, Texas Tech 69 Texas A&M 77, Texas 50 Conference USA First Round East Carolina 71, Tulsa 62 Memphis 71, Southern Miss 63 UAB 56, Marshall 45 UTEP 75, SMU 57 Great West Conference First Round North Dakota 83, N.J. Tech 56 Utah Valley 81, Texas-Pan American 65

Horizon League Quarterfinals Butler 64, Detroit 38 Cleveland St. 61, Ill.-Chicago 58 Wis.-Green Bay 89, Loyola of Chicago 41 Wright St. 63, Wis.-Milwaukee 58 Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals Bowling Green 66, Ohio 57 Cent. Michigan 90, Buffalo 69 E. Michigan 69, Kent St. 65 Toledo 73, Akron 65 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Hampton 78, S. Carolina St. 55 Morgan St. 43, Md.-Eastern Shore 39 Mountain West Conference Second Round New Mexico 67, Wyoming 61 Utah 70, Air Force 55 Pacific-10 Conference First Round Arizona 90, Oregon 89 Arizona St. 50, Oregon St. 44 California 58, Washington 48 Southern Cal 78, Washington St. 66 Patriot League Semifinals American U. 69, Lehigh 64, OT Navy 55, Bucknell 41 Southwestern Athletic Conference First Round Prairie View 56, Jackson St. 40 Southern U. 58, Alabama St. 39 Western Athletic Conference First Round Idaho 70, Boise St. 59 New Mexico St. 71, Hawaii 59

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

GP Philadelphia.....66 Pittsburgh........68 N.Y. Rangers...69 New Jersey.....66 N.Y. Islanders..68

W 41 39 35 30 26

L 19 21 30 32 32

OT 6 8 4 4 10

Pts 88 86 74 64 62

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............66 Montreal...........67 Buffalo.............66 Toronto............67 Ottawa.............66

W 38 37 32 29 23

L 20 23 26 28 34

OT 8 7 8 10 9

Pts 84 81 72 68 55

Southeast Division

GP Washington......68 Tampa Bay......67 Carolina...........67 Atlanta.............67 Florida..............67

W 38 38 31 28 27

L 20 21 26 28 31

OT 10 8 10 11 9

Pts 86 84 72 67 63

GF 212 196 195 140 188

GA 175 167 169 170 216

GF 200 180 190 176 149

GA 156 168 190 206 207

GF 183 200 193 187 168

GA 167 203 204 216 186

GF 220 223 169 183 186

GA 195 189 159 200 201

GF 220 211 176 187 170

GA 158 196 176 229 224


GP Detroit..............67 Chicago...........68 Nashville..........67 Columbus........66 St. Louis..........67

W 39 37 33 31 30

L 20 24 24 26 28

OT 8 7 10 9 9

Pts 86 81 76 71 69

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......68 Calgary............69 Minnesota........67 Colorado..........66 Edmonton........68

W 43 36 35 26 23

L 16 24 25 32 37

OT 9 9 7 8 8

Pts 95 81 77 60 54

Pacific Division ........................GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose.........67 39 22 6 84 188 169 Dallas...............67 36 23 8 80 187 190 Los Angeles....67 37 25 5 79 185 164 Phoenix............68 34 23 11 79 194 198 Anaheim..........67 36 26 5 77 187 195 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Chicago 3, SO Calgary 4, Dallas 3, SO Washington 5, Edmonton 0 Atlanta 3, Carolina 2, OT St. Louis 4, Columbus 3, OT Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1 Anaheim 5, N.Y. Rangers 2 Today’s Games Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Montreal at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Nashville, 7 p.m. Calgary at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Columbus, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-9-8 La. Pick 4: 2-4-3-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-3-5 La. Pick 4: 4-5-6-6 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-6-7-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-8 La. Pick 4: 6-6-9-0 Easy 5: 5-6-9-17-21 La. Lotto: 2-6-9-13-19-35 Powerball: 12-20-28-40-48 Powerball: 8; 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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Yarbrough, Rebels Memphis overwhelms Southern Miss fall to Hilltoppers From staff reports Four Tigers posted doubledigit scoring totals, including an 18-point performance by center Jasmine Lee, as sixthseeded Memphis defeated No. 11 seed Southern Miss, 71-63, in the opening game of the Conference USA Tournament Wednesday at UTEP’s Memorial Gym. Lee, who was forced to leave the game early in the first half after being undercut by a Golden Eagle defender, played with a noticeable limp for much of the contest but came up big with 10 free throws in 13 trips to the line to help keep a frisky Golden Eagles squad at arm’s reach despite numerous late-game comeback attempts. Southern Miss finished with a 10-20 record. “I’m very proud of this group of young ladies to fight the way we fought today,” Southern Miss coach Joye LeeMcNelis said. “This year has been a real challenging year for us, injury-wise. We have overcome those obstacles and, as a team, we held ourselves together. They grew stronger as a team. The win and loss column does not prove of what this team has done this year to overcome those obstacles.” While Memphis led for the final 27:43 or regulation and led by as many as 10 twice in the second half, the Golden Eagles refused to give in and made it a one-possession game on three separate occasions over the final 20 minutes

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Southern Miss forward Tanesha Washington, right, works against Memphis center Jasmine Lee Wednesday. of play. Each time, however, the Tigers had an answer to extend their season. With the win, Memphis improves to 20-11 on the year and advances to take on No. 3 seed Rice on today in the quarterfinals. In addition to her performance from the charity stripe, Lee also hit 4-of-7 field goals and finished with six rebounds and an assist. Ramses Lonlack was next for Memphis with 11 points while Mary Jack-

son and Brittany Carter both scored 10. Alex Winchell tallied a team-best five assists and the duo of Jackson and Nicole Dickson shared teamhigh steals honors with three apiece. Southern Miss scored the first four points of the game and led by as many as five at 17-12 with 11:43 left to play in the first half. Memphis cut the deficit to one twice and eventually tied the contest on 19-all courtesy of a Taylor

Mumphrey free throw at the 9:45 mark. A Jackson basket 2:02 later broke the deadlock and the Tigers never trailed again. Jackson’s shot was part of a 12-0 run that saw Memphis turn a 19-16 deficit into a 28-19 advantage in the span of 5:43. The Memphis lead swelled to as many as 12 at 34-22 with 2:43 to go before the break and a 3-pointer by Southern Miss’ Danielle Johnson made it a nine-point affair heading into the locker rooms at halftime. The two teams traded baskets to open the second stanza, but Southern Memphis turned a 37-27 Memphis lead into a three-point game when Niesha Pierce laid one in at the 14:47 mark to make it 41-38. Three minutes and 39 seconds later, the Tigers were back up eight at 48-40, but the Golden Eagles scored five straight to make it a 48-45 affair. The score remained a threepoint differential at 52-49 with 7:56 left in regulation and it appeared as if Memphis finally put enough distance between itself and upset-minded Southern Miss as the Tigers used a 13-5 rally to push their advantage to double digits. The Eagles, meanwhile, answered with a 6-0 streak to make it a four-point game at 65-61 with 1:11 showing on the clock. That, however, was as close as Southern Miss would get the rest of the way as Memphis hit six straight free throws and was able to run out the clock.


Jack’s clutch free throws sink Mavericks By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Jarrett Jack put his faith in the officials in the tense final seconds and they rewarded him with an unlikely foul call against savvy veteran Jason Kidd. Kidd was whistled on Jack’s flailing 3-point attempt with 8.4 seconds to go. Then Jack capped a 21-point outing with three free throws to complete an 8-0 New Orleans run inside the final minute that lifted the Hornets to a dramatic 93-92 comeback victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night. “I saw (Kidd) kind of close in on me, so I could swipe under his arm and I was able to get the call, go to the free throw line and knock down free throws,” Jack said. The Hornets trailed 92-85 when Dirk Nowitzki made a technical free throw with 1:13 left, then Marco Belinelli hit a 3 and Emeka Okafor put back

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New Orleans Hornets forward Carl Landry shoots over Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki Wednesday. Belinelli’s missed reverse layup with 19 seconds left.

Tyson Chandler, who had 16 points and 13 rebounds in his

return from a sprained right ankle, then missed two free throws with 17 seconds to go. That set up the decisive possession on which Kidd, who stopped short of admitting a foul, credited Jack with making a “smart play” to get to the free throw line. Dallas still had one more chance to win it, but for the second time in New Orleans this season, Nowitzki was unable to convert, his 18-foot rainbow jumper over Okafor’s outstretched arm bouncing high off the front rim. Nowitzki, who had the ball stolen from him by David West in the final seconds of the Mavs’ 99-97 loss in New Orleans in November, turned and walked toward the tunnel in disgust while Hornets players stormed off the bench, several jumping on Jack’s shoulders. The Hornets outrebounded Dallas 44-31 and did not allow the Mavs an offensive rebound in the second half.


France pleased with NASCAR’s ratings uptick CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR chairman Brian France passed on the chance to trumpet the fast start to the season, stressing the task is sustaining the positives over the entire year. Television ratings are up for the first three races of the season, and the events at both Phoenix and Las Vegas sold out. France also credited the competition, which produced 20-year-old Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne and saw Jeff Gordon snap his 66-race losing streak. “No one around here is celebrating,” France said in a Wednesday conference call. “We’re obviously pleased we’re up dramatically in our ratings, but we know that is an ebb and flow thing. We’re focused on a lot of things that will give us growth down the road. “We’re going to work on those, not get too excited or too down.” NASCAR does not race this weekend because the series

has historically had an early season break. Despite concerns the timing could hurt the momentum NASCAR is trying to build after several seasons of slumping ratings and attendance, France said the length of the 11-month season made it a minor issue. But, the off weekend will move next season because NASCAR is pushing back the Daytona 500 one week in response to potential NFL scheduling changes. “In my view, all things being equal, we’d probably like to be racing this weekend,” France said. “But I don’t believe that to be a significant challenge for us because we happen to have an open week. We have a long season; we’re going to have some open weeks. In the long run, with the 500 moving, it will by definition take care of that.” Speaking for the first time since January, France used the 30-minute national conference call to discuss a successful first three races.

Bayne’s surprise win in the Daytona 500 created a buzz for NASCAR that carried over into the last two weeks. Gordon, the four-time series champion, then won at Phoenix and Carl Edwards won before a sellout crowd in Las Vegas. The weekend also was marked by Danica Patrick’s career-best fourth-place finish in the Nationwide Series — the best finish by a woman in a national NASCAR race — and a strong run by Dale Earnhardt Jr. that moved NASCAR’s most popular driver into the top 10 in points. France hoped all could help NASCAR attract the coveted 18-to-34 fan base that’s declined the past several years. “I think having a young winner, and Jeff Gordon runs up our young fan base, and then Junior, arguably he’s competitive more than he was a year ago,” France said, adding that Patrick dispelled the “discussion did she have the right stuff to compete in

the Nationwide Series? The upswing has been noticed by both drivers and track operators, as well. Marcus Smith, president and CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc., said corporate sponsorship was up at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend and pointed out that Quaker State just signed on as title sponsor of Kentucky Speedway’s inaugural race. “I think the sponsorship will come back more quickly than attendance,” Smith said. “We’ve got a lot of other announcements about people coming back, a lot of renewals with our sponsors, and a lot of new companies interested in our sport.” Kasey Kahne said there’s been a noticeable increase in energy. “The crowds have looked good. I know at Daytona, you go to get in your car, and you see that many people at the race track again, it’s impressive,” he said. “It’s nice to be part of that.”

From staff reports Alex Yarbrough went 2-for-5 with two RBI and came up with a big hit to cut an early Hilltopper lead to one, but the Rebels weren’t able to hold on down the stretch as Ole Miss fell to Western Kentucky 7-3 on Wednesday night in Oxford. Ole Miss cut the early Western Kentucky lead to 4-3 in the fifth inning on the Yarbrough hit, but single runs in the seventh, eighth and ninth pushed the advantage out to the final 7-3 score for the Hilltoppers. Matt Tracy (1-1) took the loss for the Rebels. He allowed four runs on six hits with three walks and six strikeouts in 31⁄3 innings of work. Brian Edelen (1-0) picked up the win for Western Kentucky as the predetermined pitcher of record. Edelen allowed one run on two hits with a walk and five strikeouts in 2 2⁄3 innings of work. Western Kentucky struck first, pushing three runs across the plate in the second inning. A lead-off single from Ryan Hutchison started things off before a walk and another single loaded the bases. Casey Dykes then singled up the middle to score a run and keep the bases loaded for the Hilltoppers. Two batters later, Ivan Hartle doubled down the left field line with two outs to drive in two more runs and give Western Kentucky the 3-0 lead. Ole Miss (10-4) answered in the third, using a single to right from Yarbrough to score Austin Anderson from second. Anderson opened the frame with a single before taking second on a wild pitch to set up the score on the Yarbrough hit to cut the lead to 3-1. The Hilltoppers (7-5) added a run in the fourth when Logan Robbins scored from third on a fielder’s choice to short from Hartle. Robbins doubled and took third on a sacrifice bunt from Matt Borgeschulte. He then scored on a slow roller deep in the hole at short that was fielded by Anderson and thrown to third to get the trailing runner as the only real option available on the play. Again, Ole Miss responded by pushing a pair of runs across the plate in the fifth inning to trim the lead to one. A double to right center from Will Allen put the first man on before a double to shallow center from Taylor Hightower put both runners in scoring position with one out. Allen scored on a groundout to second from Tanner Mathis before Hightower scored on a single through the right side from Yarbrough. The Rebels were unable to overtake Western Kentucky in the end, however, as the Hilltoppers pushed runs across in the final three innings to claim

College Baseball the 7-3 win.

Mississippi StateUAB game postponed Mississippi State trailed UAB 4-3 in the sixth inning when heavy rains hit at Young Memorial Field in Birmingham. The contest was suspended and will be resumed at a date to be determined. The Bulldogs reached their first two base runners in the top half of the sixth inning. After about an hour rain delay, the tarp was finally pulled. A final passing shower started falling before field maintenance could be completed. Thus, the coaches decided to suspend with completion at a later date. MSU has actually won 16 straight series meetings against UAB. However, the series streak’s extension was in jeopardy as the Blazers scored twice in the second and fifth innings. In the second inning, UAB struck first when Ryan Ussery doubled, former PCA star Michael Busby walked and Jacob German followed with a two-run double. The Bulldogs grabbed a 3-2 lead, thanks to a three-run inning off only one base hit in the third inning. Two walks and a hit batsman loaded the bases. Jarrod Parks followed with a three-run double into the right field corner. MSU starter Kendall Graveman was chased during UAB’s two-run fifth inning. An RBI-single by Jamal Austin chased Graveman and tied the game 3-3. In relief, Andrew Busby was greeted by a goahead RBI-single by Patrick Palmeiro.

LSU 6, Sacred Heart 1 LSU right-hander Tyler Jones fired seven strong innings, and shortstop Austin Nola delivered two hits and an RBI triple to lead the seventhranked Tigers past Sacred Heart at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers (12-1) distanced themselves from the Pioneers late with four runs in the seventh and eighth innings. Jones (3-0) remained undefeated as the junior surrendered only three hits and one earned run and struck out four. Nola finished 2-for-3 on the night with a run scored and a walk, while left fielder Trey Watkins set the table for the Tigers out of the lead-off spot with a pair of runs, an RBI single and a walk. Freshman right-hander Ryan Eades relieved Jones in the eighth and hurled a scoreless frame before Matty Ott finished off the Pioneers.

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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “The Thomas Crown Affair” — A billionaire, Pierce Brosnan, looking for new challenges attracts the attention of an investigator, Rene Russo, when a priceless Monet is stolen./7 on AMC ■ SPORTS NBA — Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Miami Heat’s Big Three, while the new-look New York Knicks battle the Dallas Mavericks in the nightcap./6 on TNT ■ PRIMETIME “Bones” — Sniper Jacob Rene Russo Broadsky takes out a victim who escaped from the justice system; Booth uses his military training to try to stop Broadsky before he strikes again; Angela’s father visits the Jeffersonian./8 on Fox

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 Ralph Emery, talk show host, 78; Chuck Norris, actor, 71; Dean Torrence, singer, 71; Tom Scholz, rock musician, 64; Shannon Tweed, actress, 54; Sharon Stone, actress, 53; Lance Burton, magician, 51; Jasmine Guy, actress, 49; Rick Rubin, music producer, 48; Britain’s Prince Edward, 47; Jon Hamm, actor, 40; Timbaland, rapper-producer, 39; Robin Thicke, singer, 34; Carrie Underwood, country singer, 28; Emily Osment, actress, 19. ■ DEATH Owen Laster — A former literary agent whose many clients included Judy Blume, Gore Vidal and the estate of Margaret Mitchell has died. He was 72. Laster’s friend and attorney Richard Snider said Laster died Wednesday in his Manhattan apartment after a brief illness.


Source: Gibson makes battery case deal Mel Gibson has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors who plan to file a misdemeanor battery charge against the Oscar winner over a fight last year with his then-girlfriend, a person with knowledge of the case said Wednesday. Gibson will appear in person to enter the plea, according to the person. Gibson was expected to be formally charged with battery this week, and the agreement Mel Gibson could allow the actor-director to avoid jail time. The charge stems from a dispute between Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva in January 2010. The Russian musician did not report the incident until months later, after the pair broke up and had negotiated a custody agreement involving their infant daughter.

Clapton guitar replica sold for $30,000 Even without his nimble fingers touching their strings, Eric Clapton’s guitars rocked New York City on Wednesday as an auction of them brought in millions of dollars. A 1948 Gibson L-5P sold for $82,960, well above its presale estimate of $20,000 to $30,000. And a replica of a prized Clapton guitar that duplicates the cigarette burns and belt buckle scratches found on the original sold for $30,500 at the auction. The sale at Bonhams New York included 75 guitars and 55 amps from the British artist’s collection and brought in $2.15 million. Proceeds were to benefit a drug and alcohol treatment center Clapton founded in the West Indies. The 65-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is a recovered addict who established the nonprofit Crossroads Centre in Antigua in 1998. The replica Fender Stratocaster “Blackie” guitar is inscribed in silver felt pen with “Eric Clapton 2010.” The original “Blackie” sold at Christie’s in 2004 for $959,500. It was the most expensive guitar ever to be sold at auction, said Bonhams’ expert, Carey Wallace. The Los Angeles-based Guitar Center bought it.

Ja Rule heads to jail in June in gun case Ja Rule is set to go to prison in June in a New York City gun case. On Wednesday, a judge set a June 8 date for the platinum-selling rapper-actor’s sentencing. His lawyer said he’ll spend the intervening months finishing a new album, “Renaissance Project,” and taking care of tax matters. The 35-year-old performer pleaded guilty in December to attempted weapon possession. He agreed to a two-year prison term. Ja Police say they found a loaded gun in a Rule rear door of his luxury sports car when it was stopped for speeding after a July 2007 concert.


Pot grower uses gator to protect stash California narcotics investigators found a $1.5 million marijuana growing operation at a house and an unusual security guard — a 4-foot-long alligator named Wally. The Riverside County drug task force team moved in on the Hemet area house Monday night and seized nearly 2,300 pot plants. The commander said agents also found the reptile, described as a “watchgator.” The healthy 55-pound American alligator was turned over to the Phelan-based Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, since gators are illegal in California. John Nathan Donna, 29, who lives in the home, was arrested and booked for investigation of marijuana cultivation and possession. He was released Tuesday on $100,000 bail.



Washington NPR chaos comes amid funding fight columnist David Broder dead at 81 WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR will forge ahead in the fight for federal money despite six months of bad PR — and without its chief executive. NPR’s president and CEO resigned Wednesday to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deriding the Tea Party movement as “seriously racist.” Conservatives called the video proof that the network is biased and undeserving of federal funds. From the news organization’s perspective, the timing was exceptionally bad. The battle for funds will be the toughest yet, with Republicans in the new House majority looking to cut all federal funding of public radio and television. It’s the latest blunder for the news organization, which publicly admitted fumbling the firing of analyst Juan Williams over comments he made about Muslims. Then NPR had to apologize to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when it falsely reported the congresswoman’s death. Vivian Schiller said staying on as chief executive would only hurt the looming battle over funding, which public broadcasting officials claims would force some stations to fold. “We took a reputational hit around the Juan Williams incident, and this was another blow to NPR’s reputation. There’s no question,” she said. The video showed two conservative activists posing as members of a fake Muslim group at a lunch meeting with NPR’s top fundraiser, Ron Schiller, who is not related to Vivian Schiller and who also resigned. The men offered NPR a $5 million donation and engaged in a wide-ranging discussion about Tea Party Republicans, proIsrael bias in the media and


Ex-NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller appears on The Kalb Report at the National Press Club in Washington in 2009. anti-intellectualism. “The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It’s been hijacked by this group that is ... not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic,” Ron Schiller said in the video, referring to the Tea Party movement. “They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting — it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.” He also said NPR “would be better off in the long run without federal funding,” a statement most Republicans agree with. Last month, when the House voted to eliminate funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides money to public radio and tele-

vision stations, no Republicans stepped forward to defend it. Sen. Jim DeMint, a South Carolina Republican, introduced similar legislation in the Senate last week. Similar efforts to strip funding from public broadcasting in 2005 and in the 1990s were unsuccessful, but DeMint’s spokesman Wesley Denton said, “I don’t expect the vote to be the same as it has in the past.” Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said this is the first time he hasn’t been able to get interest from any Republicans to co-chair the Public Broadcasting Caucus that he founded a decade ago.

Violence never in God’s name, Pope Benedict XVI says in book VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI rejects the idea of Jesus as a political revolutionary and insists that violent revolution must never be carried out in God’s name in a new book being released today amid great fanfare at the start of Lent. “Jesus of Nazareth — Holy Week: From the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection,” is the second installment of Benedict’s planned trilogy on Jesus. Part I, which covered Jesus’ early ministry, shot to the top of the bestseller lists in Italy when it was published in 2007. Already, 1.2 million copies of Part II have been printed in seven languages, and reprints of 100,000 more are planned for the Italian editions and 50,000 in German. In the book, Benedict exonerates the Jews as a people for Christ’s death. He also insists that Jesus never advocated violent revolution, as some liberation theologians have suggested, saying violence was not His way no matter how valid the motivation. Benedict has spoken out frequently to denounce religiously motivated violence against Christians in the Middle East, Pakistan and elsewhere. “The cruel consequences of religiously motivated violence are only too evident to us all,” he noted in

the book. “Violence does not build up the kingdom of God, the kingdom of humanity. On the contrary, Pope it is a favorite Benedict XVI instrument of the Antichrist, however idealistic its religious motivation might be,” Benedict wrote. “It serves, not humanity, but inhumanity.” The Vatican and its foreignlanguage publishers have gone to remarkable lengths to promote the new book, coordinating the release of excerpts, scheduling primetime press conferences and releasing the 362-page text to coincide with the run-up to Holy Week, when the faithful commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. In the book, Benedict concludes that the Jews as a people weren’t responsible for Jesus’ death, but only a few Jewish leaders and their supporters, affirming that the centuries of mistrust of Christians toward Jews was deeply misplaced. While the Catholic Church has been teaching that for nearly 50 years, the fact that the pope said it so authoritatively prompted praise from major Jewish groups and a

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Secrecy sacred to cooks who relish mystery Dear Abby: I’m responding to the letter from “Craving the Cakes in Florida” (Jan. 30), complaining that her sister-in-law wouldn’t reveal the secret ingredient in a late relative’s pancake recipe. As a cook who has many of my own kitchen secrets, I’d be upset if one of my family members were to reveal them to anyone I didn’t authorize. A promise is a promise, and it should never be broken! Believe it or not, recipes are intellectual property. How presumptuous for Craving to expect her in-law to divulge a secret from the family’s tradition. She should enjoy the meal when she’s at her sisterin-law’s, and work on developing her own mystery dish. — Staying Mum in Charleston, S.C. Dear Staying Mum: Many readers agreed with you about the importance of keeping a promise. Some of them also were sure they knew the secret ingredient that made the cakes so memorable: buttermilk, ricotta cheese,



nutmeg, vanilla extract, Irish Cream, Kahlua, lemon juice, oatmeal, yogurt, cinnamon, malted milk, cornmeal, sour cream and cardamom. (This is making me hungry!) Read on: Dear Abby: I obtained a recipe upon the death of an aunt who wouldn’t share it until she passed away. I did not think she was selfish. I fondly remember her serving these cookies the few times a year we saw her. I bake them for special occasions — holidays, birthdays, graduations, etc. — and mail them to family and friends out of state. The treats are special and everyone looks forward to receiving them. If everyone had the recipe, it would lose its distinction.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Follow your basic instincts, because financial situations are trending in your favor. They could take you into a situation that would make or save you a lot of cabbage. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Both planned and spontaneous developments will bring you a great deal of enjoyment. Follow your plans but have enough flexibility to take advantage of the little surprises of life. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you see that your associates are managing matters in a competent manner, don’t rock the boat in any way. Relax and let them handle things for a change. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Some close friends you haven’t seen much lately are just as eager to see you as you are to see them. Be the initiator and contact them about getting together very soon. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Fortunate developments concerning your work or career are stirring for you at this point in time, and are likely to be of great significance. Take positive action on what goes down. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Without even trying, you’ll command the respect of your peers. It is likely to be the impact from your words and concepts that will bear the sweet, sweet fruit. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — This is likely to be a day full of nice surprises and fulfilled expectations. Someone who has your best interests at heart will go out of his/her way to do helpful things for you. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You won’t have to project yourself into a situation that could enable you to function as a broker or middleman — you’ll be drafted into the position. Profitable developments will come of it. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It might take certain challenges to stimulate your juices where your work or career is concerned, but once revved up, you’ll take care of business. The trappings of power won’t frighten you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Choose to hang out with companions who are optimistic and adventuresome. Chilling with people who are too reserved could squash your wonderful enthusiasm. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — This is likely to be the day you’ve been looking for to present a matter to your family that requires their consent. Their positive mood could produce the accord you need. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Mental exercises have excellent chances of being productive and successful for you. Being a fast thinker with sound judgment, your disclosures will win the support of others.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My father works for a water district and promotes saving water as a way to help our planet survive. I’d like to share nine ways to save water in the bathroom with your readers: • Check your toilet for leaks. Put a few drops of food coloring in your toilet tank. If the coloring begins to appear in the toilet bowl without flushing, you have a wasteful leak that should be repaired at once. • Stop using your toilet as an ashtray or wastebasket. • Put a plastic bottle in your toilet tank. Put an inch or two of sand or pebbles in the bottom of a quart bottle and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Place the bottle in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanism. The bottle will save water on each flush without impairing the efficiency of the toilet. • Take shorter showers. Limit your shower to the time it takes to soap up, wash down and rinse off. • Install water-saving shower heads or flow restrictors.Your hardware or plumbing supply store stocks inexpensive shower heads and flow restrictors, which are easy to install and still give you cleansing and refreshing showers. • Take baths. A partially-filled tub uses less water than all but the shortest showers. • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth. Before brushing, wet your brush and fill a glass for rinsing your mouth. • Turn off the water while shaving. Fill the bottom of the sink with a few inches of water in which to rinse your razor. • Check faucets and pipes for leaks. — Jamie, La Habra, Calif. Jamie: Thanks for the very useful and important water-saving tips. I’d like to add a few of my own. Don’t run water through the hose while washing a car. Use a pail of soapy water to soap down the car. Use the hose only to rinse it off. Don’t use a hose to clean sidewalks and driveways. One thousand gallons of water can run through an outdoor hose in an hour. This is water waste on a large scale. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

When I am no longer able to bake them, I will happily pass the recipe on to a relative to continue the tradition. — Beth in Pennsylvania Dear Abby: I was taught a promise is sacred. Do you really think the in-law should sacrifice her honor over a pancake recipe? They may be delicious, but breaking my word would leave a bitter taste in my mouth. — Promise Keeper in Virginia Dear Abby: A friend gave me a cinnamon bun recipe that had been in his family for as long as anyone could remember. About 15 years ago, his house caught fire and he lost most of his possessions, including that recipe. His siblings had misplaced it and the only person to have it was me. Sometimes it’s good to share something, if only with one other person. That way, treasures aren’t lost forever. — Lisa in Reno Dear Abby: Because the relative had shared the recipe with Craving’s sister-in-law,

technically it was no longer a secret. If it was to be kept a secret, then shouldn’t the relative have told no one? I feel the in-law is free to share the secret with a clear conscience. I’d like to know what it is, too! — Foodie in Tennessee Dear Abby: I think I know the ingredient in the hot cakes recipe. My daughter was coowner of a small restaurant. Everyone begged for the secret of the waffles there. It was bacon grease in the batter. Not healthy — but delicious. — Margaret in Whittier, Calif. Dear Abby: I have been cooking for about 50 years. You can bet your boots the mystery ingredient is beer. That’s how my daddy made them. Use it instead of water for really light pancakes. — Patricia in Texas

• 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.

Hamartoma is benign growth; hematoma is result of injury Dear Dr. Gott: I spoke with a friend recently who said she was diagnosed with a hamartoma in her chest cavity. I corrected her and said she likely had a hematoma, but she was convinced she heard her doctor correctly. Can you tell me the right word? Dear Reader: Without knowing your friend and her medical condition, I can only assume she is correct. I will outline the differences between the two words. A hamartoma is a benign growth composed of an abnormal mixture of epithelial and mesenchymal elements. It is a part of any tissue that either grows faster or without the usual organization of its neighbor cells. It results from faulty development. Their growth is limited, so they are not actually tumors, even though they are often referred to as such. They are more common in men than women, and most people so diagnosed are smokers. A hematoma, on the other hand, develops from injury such as from a fall or banging one’s arm or leg against a hard object. Blood vessels under the skin tear, blood leaks into the surrounding tissue, and a bruise or contusion results. The lesion will often turn purple, dark red, yellow/green and a variety of colors as the blood is absorbed back into the body. The process can take up to four weeks. There are some that do not reabsorb and need to be removed by a physician. If not removed, they might calcify. In an extremity, they cause pressure to build and cut off circulation. Generally speaking, bruises are not a cause for concern, and a person is generally fully aware of why a hematoma develops. Older adults, on the other hand, have less fat under the skin, and they tend to bruise easily. Aspirin and anticoagulants can cause bruising. Disorders that cause bleeding or a clotting disorder include hemophilia, thrombocytopenia, lupus, liver disease, leukemia and other less common disorders. Because your friend referred to her chest cavity, she likely has a harmless hamartoma. My guess is her physician will continue to monitor it on a periodic basis to ensure it does not change in appearance. Dear Dr. Gott: Would you address the link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease? And if there is truly a link, why do deodorants contain it? Thank you. Dear Reader: I wish I could provide a direct answer. There have been a number of books written and a great deal of research done about a possible link, but after numerous years of research, scientists remain unsure what role — if any — aluminum plays in Alzheimer’s disease. In the 1960s and 1970s, researchers



experimented with rabbits exposed to aluminum salts. They did discover severe neurological damage that might be compared with Alzheimer’s in people; however, further review revealed significant differences between what was found in rabbits and what was found in humans. The conclusion? Perhaps they were totally different ailments.

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


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Records in the Office of The Chancery Clerk of Warren County, in State of Mississippi, reference to which is hereby made, together with all and singular all improvements, buildings, easements and appurtenances thereupon situated or thereunto appertaining. Less and Except therefrom the following described property conveyed by Florence C. O' Quinn to Shelia G. Tuccio by Deed dated April 25, 1984, recorded in Deed Book 718 at Page 309 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as: A strip of land approximately 3 feet wide off of the North side of Lot 19 in Rhodes Subdivision, Part One, a Plat of which said subdivision is of record in Deed Book 306 at Page 411 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, the Point of Beginning of said strip of land being the Northwest corner of said Lot 19; run thence South 51 degrees 43 minutes East 150 feet on a line which is the line common to both Lots 18 and 29 in said subdivision to the Southeast corner of said Lot 19; thence South 61 degrees 37 minutes West 3.27 feet to the South line of said Lot 19; thence North 51 degrees 43 minutes West 148.71 feet to Rhodes Drive, parallel with the line common to said Lots 18 and 29; thence North 38 degrees 17 minutes East 3 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning. I will convey only such title as is vested in me, with no express or implied warranties. WITNESS my signature this February 24, 2011. /s/ MARK S. MAYFIELD MARK S. MAYFIELD, Trustee Mark S. Mayfield, PLLC, Riverhill Tower Building, 1675 Lakeland Dr., Suite 306, Jackson, MS 39216, Phone 601-948-3590 Publish: 2/24, 3/4, 3/10(3t)


SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 12th day of September, 2003, Beth Goings, executed a Deed of Trust to Jim B Tohill, Trustee for the use and benefit of Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1439 at Page 711 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for, Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Quest Trust 2003-X4, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2003-X4, under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated November 1, 2003, by assignment on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1492 at Page 44 and as Instrument No. 265436 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Bradley P. Jones, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1518 at Page 368 thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Bradley P. Jones, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 17th day of March, 2011, the following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Parcel 2: Commencing at a point on the East line of Oak Ridge Road, as it now exists, marking the Southeast corner of that certain property conveyed by Nelda R. Bridgers to William E. Wilson and Jerry E. Mayfield by deed dated April 19, 1996, in the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run North 08 degrees 01 minute 42 seconds West, 57.51 feet; thence run North 17 degrees 55 minutes 15 seconds West, 117.74 feet; to a point in the centerline of a private road; thence run North 24 degrees 48 minutes 00 seconds West, 48.74 feet; thence North 30 degrees 23 minutes 51 seconds West, 48.52 feet to the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel; thence the North 30 degrees 23 minutes 51 seconds West, 83.04 feet; thence run North 65 degrees 48 minutes 45 seconds East, 144.82 feet; thence run North 52 degrees 35 minutes 20 seconds East, 255.32 feet; thence run South 16 degrees 44 minutes 42 seconds West, 124.02 feet; thence run South 49 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds East, 183.70 feet; thence run North 88 degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds West, 275.94 feet; thence run South 65 degrees 27 minutes 39 seconds West, 132.64 feet to the point of beginning, containing 1.00 acres, more or less. Easement for ingress and egress to the above described parcel, further described as: Commencing at the Southwest corner of the herein described parcel; thence run North 65 degrees 27 minutes 39 seconds East, 132.64 feet; thence run South 88 degrees 26 minutes 47 seconds East, 65.04, to a point in the centerline of a driveway, being the point of beginning; thence run South 27 degrees 03 minutes 18 seconds East, 83.09 feet; thence run South 08 degrees 09 minutes 39 seconds West, 77.61 feet; thence run North 53 degrees 35 minutes 40 seconds West, 78.36 feet; thence run South 77 degrees 55 minutes 48 seconds West, 142.74 feet; to a point in the centerline if Oak Ridge Road and the Point of Terminus of said easement. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature, on this the 15th day of February, 2011. _______________________ BRADLEY P. JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601) 825-9508 A&E File #10-00121 PUBLISH: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10(3t)

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01. Legals The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for charges incurred. 1995 Mazda 626 (white) VIN# 1YVGE22C5S5425104 Automatic Transmission 580 Hwy 80 East Vicksburg, MS 39180 Date of Sale: 3/11/2011 Time of Sale: 9:00 A.M. Publish: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10(3t) Notice of Sale Abandoned Vehicles for Sale 1998 Chevrolet Mal 1G1NE52M4W6198388 1987 Mack R68 1M2N179Y9HA007454 1999 FRHT FC2 1FUYSZYB6XPA37879 2005 Nissan ALT 1N4AL11D25C155356 1995 Ford VIC 2falp71w4sx191338 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix 1G2WP52K8XF339098 1997 Ford F-150 1FTDF1761VKD59322 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass 1G3AJ55M6S6369858 Date of Sale: 3-18-2011 Place of Sale: 7830 Hwy 27 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Time of Sale: 8:00 AM Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17(3t) The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 1993 Buick Regal 2G4WB54L1P1426277 1994 Chry L Baron 1C3EU4531RF170855 1990 Chry Newyorker 1C3XC66R7LD720296 1992 Plum VOF 2P4GH2538NR713985 1999 Buick Century 2G4WS52MOX1504172 2008 Nissan Versa 3N1BC13E38L350205 1999 Ford Expedition 1FMPU18L7XLB78399 Date of Sale: Friday, March 25, 2011 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39183 Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t)

The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 2003 Cadillac Deville 1G6KF57933U110887 Date of Sale: Friday, March 25, 2011 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Jackson Auto and Towing 97 Sammy Young Road Vicksburg, MS 39183 Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t) TNB Loan No. ***9461 V. K. Blue (FNMA) TRUSTEES NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 2, 2004, Virginia K. Blue, a single woman, executed a Deed of Trust to T. Harris Collier, III, as Trustee for Trustmark National Bank, Beneficiary, which is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, MS, in Book 1447 Page 127; WHEREAS, on January 27, 2011, Trustmark National Bank substituted Mark S. Mayfield as Trustee, as recorded in Book 1518 Page 530; WHEREAS, there being a default in the terms and conditions of the Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with its terms, Trustmark National Bank, the holder of the debt has requested the Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property pursuant to its terms in order to raise the sums due, with attorneys and trustees fees, and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mark S. Mayfield, Trustee for said Deed of Trust, will on March 17, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M., and 4:00 P.M.), at the west main door of the Warren County Courthouse, located in Vicksburg, MS,to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Warren County, MS, to-wit: All of Lot Nineteen (19) of Rhodes Subdivision, Part One (1), as shown by Plat of record in Deed Book 306 at Page 411 of the Land Deed Records in the Office of The Chancery Clerk of Warren County, in State of Mississippi, reference to which is hereby made, together with all and singular all improvements, buildings, easements and appurtenances thereupon situated or thereunto appertaining. Less and Except therefrom the following described property conveyed by Florence C. O' Quinn to Shelia G. Tuccio by Deed dated April 25, 1984, recorded in Deed Book 718 at Page 309 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as: A strip of land approximately 3 feet wide off of the North side of Lot 19 in Rhodes Subdivision, Part One, a Plat of which said subdivision is of record in Deed Book 306 at Page 411 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, the Point of Beginning of said strip of land being the Northwest corner of said Lot 19; run thence South 51 degrees 43 minutes East 150 feet on a line which is the line common to both Lots 18 and

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: BASIL NEAL ELDRIDGE, DECEASED NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BASIL NEAL ELDRIDGE CURTIS, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 11-012-PR NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary on the Estate of Basil Neal Eldridge, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 14th day of February, 2011, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days from date of first publication of this notice. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this, the 24th day of February, 2011. MARTHA G. ELDRIDGE Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ORELIA P. CRUMP PETITIONER VS. MICHAEL DURDEN, CHRISTINE DURDEN, KIMBLEY C. DURDEN, EVERETTE DURDEN, JR., CHARLINE DURDEN ROBINSON, KAROL C. LANKFORD AND ANY AND ALL OTHER KNOWN AND UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF MAMIE LOGAN, DECEASED DEFENDANTS NO. 2011-076GN SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: MICHAEL DURDEN 239 Hickory Hollow Place Antioch, Tennessee 37013 CHRISTINE DURDEN 1126 Benton Mason Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37086 KIMBLEY DURDEN 11650 Rosemont Detroit, Michigan 48223 EVERETT A. DURDEN,JR. 1 1650 Rosemont Detroit, Michigan 48223 CHARLINE DURDEN ROBINSON 19821 Tireman Detroit, Michigan 48228 KAROL C. LANKFORD 4536 Gardiner Drive Columbus, Georgia 31907 All other known and unknown heirs of Mamie Logan, deceased You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Orelia P. Crump, Plaintiff, seeking a determination of the heirs at law of Mamie Logan. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Jerry W. Campbell, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 914 Grove Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183 YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE 10TH DAY OF MARCH, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 7th day of March, 2011. /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. DOT MCGEE Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi (SEAL) Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t) SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 12th day of September, 2003, Beth Goings, executed a Deed of Trust to Jim B Tohill, Trustee for the use and benefit of Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1439 at Page 711 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for, Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Quest Trust 2003-X4, Asset Backed Certificates, Series 2003-X4, under the Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated November 1, 2003, by assignment on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1492 at Page 44 and as Instrument No. 265436

said Deed of Trust for the and MISSISSIPPI STATE of Trust to FIRST LAND purpose of raising the sums TAX COMMISSION TRUSTEE CORPORATION DEFENDANTS due thereunder, together as Trustee for the benefit of SUMMONS with attorney's fees, FIRST BANK D/B/A FIRST (BY PUBLICATION) Substitute Trustee's fees and March 10, 2011 B7 BANK MORTGAGE, which THE STATEThursday, OF expenses of sale. Deed of Trust was filed on MISSISSIPPI, COUNTY OF NOW, THEREFORE, August 9, 2004 and recorded RECONTRUST COMPANY, WARREN in Book 1483 at Page 736 in N.A., Substitute Trustee, will TO: ! MICHAEL L. the Office of the Chancery on March 31, 2011, offer for STEWART AND PATRICIA Clerk of Warren County, sale at public outcry to the ANN STEWART WHOSE Mississippi; and highest bidder for cash, LAST-KNOWN ADDRESS WHEREAS, said Deed of within legal hours (between IS UNKNOWN AFTER Trust was re-filed on August the hours of 11:00 a.m. DILIGENT SEARCH AND 9, 2004 and re-recorded in 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps INQUIRY - AND ANY Book 1483 at Page 747 in of the Warren County OTHER PERSONS WHO the Office of the Chancery Courthouse in Vicksburg, MAY HAVE AN INTEREST Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, the following-deIN 5030 BOVINA CUT OFF Mississippi; and scribed property: ROAD, VICKSBURG, WHEREAS, DEUTSCHE ALL OF LOT 11 IN BLOCK MISSISSIPPI BANK NATIONAL TRUST C OF THE RESURVEY OF You have been made a COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE MEADOWVALE Defendant in the suit filed in ON BEHALF OF THE SUBDIVISION, A this Court by the CERTIFICATE HOLDERS SUBDIVISION IN AND TO above-referenced Plaintiff, OF IXIS REAL ESTATE THE COUNTY OF seeking issuance of a Writ of CAPITAL TRUST 2004-HE4 WARREN, STATE OF Mandamus to the Mississippi MORTGAGE PASSState Tax Commission in MISSISSIPPI, ACCORDING SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S THROUGH CERTIFICATES, TO THE MAP OR PLAT regard to a certain NOTICE OF SALE STATE SERIES 2004-HE4, the curmobile/manufactured home THEREOF WHICH IS ON OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY rent Beneficiary of said Deed FILE AND OF RECORD IN situated atop certain OF WARREN WHEREAS, of Trust, substituted property. THE OFFICE OF THE on August 1, 2008, Melissa RECONTRUST COMPANY, CHANCERY CLERK OF You are required to mail or M King executed and N.A. as Trustee therein, as SAID hand deliver a written delivered a certain Deed of authorized by the terms COUNTY AND STATE IN response to the Complaint IN THE CHANCERY thereof, as evidenced by an Trust unto J. Allen Derivaux PLAT BOOK 116 AT PAGE filed against you in this instrument recorded as InJr., Trustee for the benefit of 225 THEREOF, action to Scot P. Goldsholl of COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI strument No. 282796 - and in REFERENCE TO WHICH IS Mortgage Electronic Dyke, Henry, Goldsholl & IN RE: ESTATE OF Book 1514 at Page 653 - in Registration Systems, Inc., HEREBY MADE IN AID OF Winzerling, P.L.C., Attorney CLARENCE STIMAGE, SR., the Office of the Chancery acting solely as a nominee THIS DESCRIPTION. for the Plaintiff, whose DECEASED Clerk of Warren County, for SGB Corporation DBA RECONTRUST COMPANY, address is 415 North NO.2010-130 PR Mississippi; and WestAmerica Mortgage N.A. will convey only such McKinley, Suite 555, Little NOTICE TO CREDITORS WHEREAS, the afore-menCompany, its successors title as vested in it as Rock, Arkansas 72205. Letters of Administration on and assigns, to secure an tioned Appointment of Substitute Trustee. Your response must be the Estate of the above indebtedness therein Substitute Trustee recorded WITNESS my signature on mailed or delivered not later described, which Deed of as Instrument No. 282796 this 2nd day of February, than thirty days after the 10th decedent having been Trust is recorded in the office and in Book 1514 at Page 2011 day of March, 2011, which is granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of of the Chancery Clerk of 653 in the Office of the RECONTRUST COMPANY, the date of the first Warren County, Mississippi Warren County, Mississippi Chancery Clerk of Warren N.A., SUBSTITUTE publication of this summons. on September 21, 2010, in Book 1699, Page 131; and County, Mississippi was TRUSTEE If your response is not so notice is hereby given to all WHEREAS, said Deed of re-recorded in Book 1516, 2380 Performance Dr, mailed or delivered, a persons having claims Trust was subsequently Page 480 in said records; Judgment by default will be TX2-984-0407 against the estate of said assigned unto Chase Home and entered against you for the Richardson, TX 75082 decedent to have the same Finance LLC, by instrument WHEREAS, default having money or other relief Telephone No. (800) 281probated, registered and recorded in the Office of the been made in the terms and demanded in the complaint. 8219 allowed by the Clerk of said aforesaid Chancery Clerk in conditions of said Deed of You must file the original of By: /s/ Anthony Cannon Court within ninety (90) days Book 1514, Page 484; and Trust, and the entire debt Title: Authorized Signer your Response with the from the date of the first WHEREAS, the holder of secured thereby having been RECONTRUST COMPANY, Clerk of this Court within a publication of this notice; and said Deed of Trust declared to be due and N.A., SUBSTITUTE reasonable time afterward. failure to do so within said payable, and the legal holder TRUSTEE substituted and appointed Issued under my hand and period will forever bar all of said indebtedness, Nationwide Trustee 2380 Performance Dr, TX2seal of said Court, this the claims. DEUTSCHE BANK Services, Inc., as Trustee in 984-0407 24th day of February, 2011. THIS the 7th day of NATIONAL TRUST said Deed of Trust by Richardson, TX 75082 WARREN COUNTY March, 2011 COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE instrument recorded in the TS No.: 10 -0032668 CHANCERY CLERK ON BEHALF OF THE PARCEL No. 0951 19 1910C Office of the aforesaid By: /s/ Denise Bailey, Deputy /s/ Ida S. Williams, Administrator of the CERTIFICATE HOLDERS Chancery Clerk Book 1514, 001700 Clerk Estate of Clarence OF IXIS REAL ESTATE Page 485; and WHEREAS, DHGW 56101G-3LL ISSUED BY: Stimage, Sr., default having been made in CAPITAL TRUST 2004-HE4 Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t) DYKE, HENRY, Deceased the payments of MORTGAGE PASSGOLDSHOLL & WINZERPublish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t) indebtedness secured by THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S LING, P.L.C. said Deed of Trust, and the SERIES 2004-HE4, having 415 North McKinley, Suite NOTICE OF SALE STATE SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S holder of said Deed of Trust, requested the undersigned 555 OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY NOTICE OF SALE having requested the Substitute Trustee to Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 OF WARREN WHEREAS, WHEREAS, on July 26, undersigned so to do, on execute the trust and sell Telephone No. on August 1, 2008, Melissa 2004, ELIJAH CARL March 24, 2011, I will, during said land and property in (501) 661-1000 M King executed and BENNETT AND JANICE legal hours (between the accordance with the terms of delivered a certain Deed of DHGW NO. 48523G-3 BENNETT executed a Deed hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and said Deed of Trust for the Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t) Trust unto J. Allen Derivaux of Trust to FIRST LAND 4 o' clock p.m.), at public purpose of raising the sums Jr., Trustee for the benefit of TRUSTEE CORPORATION outcry, offer for sale and will due thereunder, together IN THE CHANCERY Mortgage Electronic as Trustee for the benefit of sell, at the Front door steps with attorney's fees, Registration Systems, Inc., COURT OF WARREN FIRST BANK D/B/A FIRST of the Warren County Substitute Trustee's fees and acting solely as a nominee COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BANK MORTGAGE, which Courthouse in Vicksburg, expenses of sale. for SGB Corporation DBA ESTATE OF CHADRICK Deed of Trust was filed on Mississippi, for cash to the NOW, THEREFORE, WestAmerica Mortgage RAYTHELL HAMILTON, August 9, 2004 and recorded RECONTRUST COMPANY, Company, its successors highest bidder, the following DECEASED in Book 1483 at Page 736 in N.A., Substitute Trustee, will and assigns, to secure an described land and property the Office of the Chancery on March 31, 2011, offer for situated in Warren County, NO. 2008-051 PR indebtedness therein Clerk of Warren County, sale at public outcry to the Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS described, which Deed of Mississippi; and highest bidder for cash, LOT 17, BLOCK 1 OF THE Letters of Administration Trust is recorded in the office WHEREAS, said Deed of within legal hours (between RESURVEY OF of the Chancery Clerk of having been granted on the Trust was re-filed on August the hours of 11:00 a.m. MEADOWVALE Warren County, Mississippi 18th day of February, 2011 9, 2004 and re-recorded in 4:00 p.m.) at the front steps SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF in Book 1699, Page 131; and by the Chancery Court of Book 1483 at Page 747 in WHICH IS LOCATED IN of the Warren County WHEREAS, said Deed of Warren County, Mississippi, the Office of the Chancery PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE Courthouse in Vicksburg, Trust was subsequently â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Day of Life Clerk of Warren County, to the undersigned 225 OFCountsâ&#x20AC;? THE LAND Mississippi, the following-de- assigned unto Chase Home Mississippi; and RECORDS OF WARREN scribed property: Administratrix of the Estate Finance LLC, by instrument We are a Dynamic skilled WHEREAS, DEUTSCHE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. ALL OF LOT 11 IN BLOCK of Chadrick Raythell recorded in the Office of the BANK NATIONAL TRUST (PARCEL NO. 0951-19C OF THE RESURVEY OF nursing facility seeking an aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Hamilton, Deceased, notice AS TRUSTEE 191001013500) Title to the MEADOWVALE Book 1514, Page 484; and is hereby given to all persons COMPANY, ON BEHALF OF THE above described property is SUBDIVISION, A individual. WHEREAS, the energetic holder of having claims against said CERTIFICATE HOLDERS believed to be good, but I will SUBDIVISION IN AND TO said Deed of Trust estate to present the same to OF IXIS REAL ESTATE convey only such title as is THE COUNTY OF substituted and appointed the Clerk of this Court for CAPITAL TRUST 2004-HE4 vested in me as Substituted WARREN, STATE OF Nationwide Trustee MORTGAGE PASSTrustee. WITNESS MY probate and registration MISSISSIPPI, ACCORDING Services, Inc., Previous required as Trusteeexperience in THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SIGNATURE, this the 14th TO THE MAP OR PLAT according to law, within said Deed of Trust by SERIES 2004-HE4, the curday of February, 2011 LLC THEREOF WHICH IS ON ninety (90) days from the first instrument recorded Covenant Healthin&the Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, rent Beneficiary of said Deed Stephanie Johnson FILE AND OF RECORD IN Office of the aforesaid publication of this notice, or 2850 Porters Chapel Road of Trust, substituted Stephanie Johnson, THE OFFICE OF THE Chancery Clerk Book 1514, they will be forever barred. RECONTRUST COMPANY, CHANCERY CLERK OF Vice President Vicksburg, MS Assistant 39180-1805 Page 485; and WHEREAS, THIS the 22nd day of N.A. as Trustee therein, as SAID Nationwide Trustee default Phone: having been in (601)made 638-9211 Fax: (601) February, 2011. authorized by the terms COUNTY AND STATE IN Services, Inc.636-4986 1587 the payments of thereof, as evidenced by an DELRAE FELTON, PLAT BOOK 116 AT PAGE Northeast Expressway indebtedness secured by What are your dreams?â&#x20AC;? instrument recorded as In225 THEREOF, Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) Administratrix of the Estate said Deed of Trust, and the strument No. 282796 - and in REFERENCE TO WHICH IS holder of said Deed of Trust, EOE234-9181 0930489MS of Book 1514 at Page 653 in HEREBY MADE IN AID OF Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17(3t) having requested the Chadrick Raythell Hamilton, the Office of the Chancery THIS DESCRIPTION. undersigned so to do, on Deceased Clerk of Warren County, RECONTRUST COMPANY, March 24, 2011, I will, during JOSEPH B. MOFFETT Mississippi; and N.A. will convey only such legal hours (between the P. O. Box 1060 WHEREAS, the afore-mentitle as vested in it as hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and Fayette, MS 39069-1060 tioned Appointment of Substitute Trustee. 4 o' clock p.m.), at public Substitute Trustee recorded WITNESS my signature on (601) 786-6605 outcry, offer for sale and will as Instrument No. 282796 this 2nd day of February, MB #3400 sell, at the Front door steps and in Book 1514 at Page 2011 Attorney for Petitioner of the Warren County 653 - in the Office of the RECONTRUST COMPANY, Courthouse in Vicksburg, Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 Chancery Clerk of Warren N.A., SUBSTITUTE Mississippi, for cash to the County, Mississippi was TRUSTEE highest bidder, the following IN THE CHANCERY re-recorded in Book 1516, 2380 Performance Dr, described land and property COURT OF WARREN Page 480 in said records; TX2-984-0407 Reach 2.2 Million Readers Across The State Of Mississippi situated in Warren County, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI and Richardson, TX 75082 Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF WHEREAS, default having RE: IN THE MATTER OF Telephone No. (800) 281LOT 17, BLOCK 1 OF THE  'in< %the % terms %  <and " 8 " 8 ,8219 been made THE ESTATE OF RESURVEY OF conditions of said Deed of By: /s/ Anthony Cannon MARIE OATES HUGHES, MEADOWVALE Trust, and the entire debt Title: Authorized Signer        $ .      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declared to be due    and N.A., SUBSTITUTE AT PAGE NOTICE TO CREDITORS payable, and the legal holder TRUSTEE   D   0 M  0-E -0; A#+++ 225 OF THE LAND OF of said indebtedness, 2380 Performance Dr, TX2RECORDS OF WARREN BANK     !''?''  % 5.. 12 9    DEUTSCHE 984-0407   52COUNTY, MARIE OATES HUGHES MISSISSIPPI. Richardson, TX 75082 NOTICE is hereby given that NATIONAL (PARCEL NO. 0951-19TRUST !""#$$#%&' !'$",,,        -5/.5 COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE TS No.: 10 -0032668 Letters Testamentary on the 191001013500) Title to the 


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Substitute Stephanie Johnson, 2011, and all persons having execute the trust and sell ,,,- 33 ,   3 Assistant Vice President $  ,&+++  claims against said estate said land and property in Nationwide Trustee  3 are hereby notified and accordance with the terms of Services, Inc. 1587   @   @  said Deed of Trust for the required to have the same    6Northeast &!""!=& Expressway        purpose of raising the sums probated and registered by Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) due thereunder,   together   ./ . !+!&,,,@        &!==$%$ the Clerk of said Court as 234-9181 0930489MS attorney's fees, Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17(3t) / required by law within ninety with -*.001234 . 0/* 5 .  ( $   $'?' Substitute Trustee's fees and (90) days from date of first expenses of sale.         *  6  3 publication of this notice. NOW, THEREFORE, 7 2 3 RECONTRUST COMPANY, 3   ,  Failure to do so will forever N.A., Substitute Trustee, will bar such claims. .8  -3 0 *,3  3 H  ,:  &!''?!$        on March 31, 2011, offer for WITNESS my signature this !"?& 3!$ I"&! 0 /90 2. 2. : sale at public outcry to the *  @ ,3 "D&?  the 17th day of February, highest bidder for cash,

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default having been made in the payments of indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, and the holder B8 of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on March 24, 2011, I will, during legal hours (between the hours of 11 o' clock a.m. and 4 o' clock p.m.), at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the Front door steps of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 17, BLOCK 1 OF THE RESURVEY OF MEADOWVALE SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF WHICH IS LOCATED IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 225 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. (PARCEL NO. 0951-19191001013500) Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 14th day of February, 2011 Stephanie Johnson Stephanie Johnson, Assistant Vice President Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. 1587 Northeast Expressway Atlanta, GA 30329 (770) 234-9181 0930489MS Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17(3t)

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SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 12th day of May, 2008, Debra Tucker, executed a Deed of Trust to Joan H. Anderson, Trustee for the use and benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Deed of Trust Book 1697 at Page 293 thereof; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was assigned to Flagstar Bank, FSB, by assignment on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1518 at Page 750 thereof; and WHEREAS, the legal holder of the said Deed of Trust and the note secured thereby, substituted Bradley P. Jones, as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book at Page thereof; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the performance of the conditions and stipulations as set forth by said Deed of Trust, and having been requested by the legal holder of the indebtedness secured and described by said Deed of Trust so to do, notice is hereby given that I, Bradley P. Jones, Substitute Trustee, by virtue of the authority conferred upon me in said Deed of Trust, will offer for sale and will sell at public sale and outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, during the legal hours (between the hours of 11 o'clock a.m. and 4 o'clock p.m.) at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 31st day of March, 2011, the following described land and property being the same land and property described in said Deed of Trust, situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Commence at the Southwest corner of the parcel purchased from Marty D. Barfield and Elizabeth C. Barfield by Harley C. and Cloie D. Southern per deed book 518 at page 116 (Hereafter called the ("Barfield" Tract) and being the same as the North west corner the Parcel purchased from Peggy Irene Simpson Crist by the said Southerns (hereinafter Called the "Crist") Tract per deed book 570, at page 532 and also being corner "H" per the survey Plat recorded in deed book 518, At pages 118 and 119; Run thence on the boundary between the said "Barfield" and "Crist" tracts (All distances are in chains) North 84 degrees 30 minutes East, 7.908 to the Southeast corner of Said "Barfield" Tract; Thence Continue North 84 degrees 30 minutes East, 0.304 to the Northeast corner of Said "Crist" Tract and a corner of the North boundary of parcel Purchased from Peggy Irene Crist, Erma Francis Jeffers, and Rosie Irene Simpson by the said Southerns per deed book 604 at page 217 and Hereafter called the "Simpson" Tract. Thence continue North 84 degrees 30 minutes East, 0.828 to a corner on said "Simpson" Tract making a total distance from "H" of 9.040; Thence continue with the North boundary of Said "Simpson" Tract North 64 Degrees 30 minutes East, 5.30: North 18 degrees East, 2.94 South 65 degrees 30 minutes East, 1.68: South 49 degrees 30 minutes East, 2.289 to an 1-1/2 Aluminum pipe set on the North Line of said "Simpson" Tract and being the Northwest corner of a lot herein being described and being the point of beginning of said description; Said Aluminum pipe is witnesses by a 30 inch Red oak North 3-1/2 degrees West, 0.575 and 8 inch Pine North 71 degrees East, 0.487; Thence continue on the North line of said "Simpson" Tract and said Lot, South 49 Degrees 30 minutes East, 0.781 To A 1-1/2 aluminum pipe set of the North boundary of said "Simpson" Tract and said Lot, Witnessed by a 22 inch cottonwood, South 1 degrees West, 0.225; 10 inch Pine South 69 degrees East, 0.448 and 8 inch Cedar North 29-1/2 degrees East; 0.506; Thence South 81 degrees 00 minutes East, 1.700 to a 1/2 inch buried rod at the Northeast Corner of said "Simpson" Tract and said Lot and being on the West Side of the Oak ridge road and witnessed by 17 inch Pecan South 48 degrees West 0.354; Center of a water valve cover South 52 degrees West, 0.078, and a 5 inch Elm North 7 degrees West, 0.759: Thence down the West side of the Oak Ride Road and the East side of the "Simpson" Tract and the lot South 8 degrees 30 minutes East, 3.929 to buried rod on the East line of said "Simpson" Tract and Which rod is the Southeast Corner the said lot witnessed by a 18 inch Red Oak North 36 degrees West, 0.162 and A 16 inch Red Oak South 45 degrees West, 0.170: Thence through the "Simpson" Tract on the South line of Said Lot, North 76 degrees 45 minutes West 2.710 to a 2-1/2 inch pipe set for the Southwest corner of said lot witnessed by a 17 inch Elm South 15 degrees West, 0.459 and a 20 inch Red Oak North 64 degrees West, 0.460; Thence through

Corner the said lot witnessed by a 18 inch Red Oak North 36 degrees West, 0.162 and A 16 inch Red Oak South 45 degrees West, 0.170: Thence through the "Simpson" Tract on the South line of Said Lot, North 76 degrees 45 minutes West 2.710 to a 2-1/2 inch pipe set for the Southwest corner of said lot witnessed by a 17 inch Elm South 15 degrees West, 0.459 and a 20 inch Red Oak North 64 degrees West, 0.460; Thence through the "Simpson" Tract on the West Line of said Lot, North 3 Degrees 03 minutes West, 4.044 to the point of Beginning, Said Lot contains 0.910 Acres and is part of Section 9, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi. Title to the above described property is believed to be good, but I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS my signature, on this the 4th day of March, 2011. _______________________ BRADLEY P. JONES SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE PREPARED BY: ADAMS & EDENS POST OFFICE BOX 400 BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI 39043 (601) 825-9508 A&E File #10-00628 Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

01. Legals

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ESTATE OF CHADRICK RAYTHELL HAMILTON, DECEASED NO. 2008-051 PR SUMMONS STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF CHADRICK RAYTHELL HAMILTON, DECEASED You have been made a defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Delrae Felton, Petitioner, seeking determination of heirship. You are summoned to appear and defend against said Petition filed against you in this action at 10:30 o'clock A.M. on the 20th day of April, 2011, in the Courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in case of your failure to appear to defend, a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the Petition. You are not required to file an Answer or other pleading but may do so if you desire. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 1st day of March, 2011. Dot McGee, CHANCERY CLERK By: Denise Bailey DEPUTY CLERK Publish: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17(3t)

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

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

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

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IMMEDIATE JOB OPENING for Maintenance Technician and HVAC Certified Technician. Qualified candidates must be ambitious and energetic, 2 years experience is required and must include painting, plumbing and electrical. Each applicant must have a valid driver's license. Please fax resumes to: 601-9256030.


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

$1,000 REWARD!!! LOST Diamond and Sapphire ring in Walmart restroom. 601-218-2834.

FOUND! LARGE BLACK AND tan male dog. Found in the vicinity of Business 61 and 61 North, very sweet, healthy, he is missing his people. 601-636-5849. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST CAT! OPENWOOD-Lake Forest area. Very shy, long haired, bushy tail female, orange, brown, black with white paws and tummy. Her front legs- one orange one black. If seen please call 601-6364086. REWARD if confirmed.


14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,



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10. Loans And Investments â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

SHORKIE PUPPIES FOR sale, $200.Tea cup Maltese $100. 10 GALLON tank with fish and plants, $30. 601-529-6608.

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

17. Wanted To Buy

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

19. Garage & Yard Sales

25 AND 27 inch Hotel T.V.'s. 12 month warranty, 1420 Washington Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895.

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

216 MILLER STREET. Friday and Saturday 7am1pm. Flat screen Tvs, tools, tires, lots of good stuff for men and women.

6' WALNUT EXECUTIVE desk. $300. 601-415-7333.

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.

FILE CABINETS2 and 4 drawer- lateral. AAB's, 1420 Washington Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895. 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. HOTEL KING AND Queen mattress and box springs, sanitized. Sleeper sofas. 1420 Washington Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895.

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

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

PAGEANT CLOTHES (9 months- 3t) Youth horse show clothes. 601-397-0131.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;? 3508 South Washington Street


PINK BARK MULCH $2.48. New shipment of Vietnamese glazed planters. M&M Rocks 601-218-3850.

1415 HARRISON STREET, Friday, Saturday, 8am-3pm. HUGE GARAGE SALE 109 Melissa Drive. Saturday 6am-11am. Lots of baby items, good quality clothes, household items, dryer, lots & lots of everything. Early Birds Friday PM.

â&#x20AC;˘ LIVE MUSIC â&#x20AC;˘ Every Saturday 9pm-1am

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

C heapest Prices in Town

STRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SEAFOOD

NEW ARRIVALS- NEW 5 piece bedroom suite with mattress set, $650. Sofa and love seat, $699. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601-6387191.

GARAGE/ MOVING SALE Saturday, March 12th. 1208 Newit Vick from 7am - 2 pm. Tools, clothes, household goods, some furniture.


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

After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

Come see T-Bone and Jabo. 5 DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for $10, PS2, Xbox 360, games $5 each, VHS 2 for $1, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2 each, PS3 games $10, Blu ray movies $5 each. Tools on sale, Fishing rods, weed eaters, eaters,electoronics. electronics. As As ALWAYS we pay more for broken or old gold. Riverside Pawn and Jewelry 601-619-1551 â&#x20AC;˘ 700 China St.

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practically automatic, since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put our listings online.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies


No matter what type of work youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

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

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317.

WEST HIGHLAND TERRIER. Male, solid white, missing from Redbone Road vicinity. 601-6348434, 601-529-6455.

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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Contractors Electricians Roofers Plumbers Landscapers

18. Miscellaneous For Sale




05. Notices


(plus tax & fees) Up to 5 Quarts, Excludes Diesel and Synthetic

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Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests

MISSING CHOCOLATE LABRADOR since February 11th. ½ inch Scar on left ear. Grey hair around mouth. Goes by Drake. Please call 601-529-61591, 601-4154846. Mt. Alban road area.

(non-medical facility)

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt

ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185.

AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

Public Announcement: Truly Ministries, Inc. is applying for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant. For more information, please contact Reverend Troy D. Truly, Sr. at 601-218-1323. Publish: 3/10, 3/11, 3/17, 3/18(4t)

02. Public Service KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.


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06. Lost & Found

12. Schools & Instruction

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24. Business Services



24. Business Services

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



New Homes

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To advertise your business for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Department at 601-636-7355.

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Just bring or mail your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s photo to us at: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Email photo to us at: For any questions, call 601-636-7355.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011


Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust- 1 bedroom- $250 bi-weekly, utilities/ furniture, no utilities$375/ month. 601-456-3842.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

24. Business Services BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464. 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

THE COVE Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our



Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107,

30. Houses For Rent

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


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

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

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

D&D Tree Cutting Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

SHORT DRIVE FROM Vicksburg! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tallulah. $700 monthly, deposit/ references/ no pets. 601-218-2746.


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


31. Mobile Homes For Rent • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


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

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. • Mechanic Work • Painting • Carpentry • Yard Work • Odd Jobs • Honest • Dependable, • Reasonable

Steven, 601-618-6113

26. For Rent Or Lease

Bradford Ridge Apartments

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

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.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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


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

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

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

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 Broker, GRI


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

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 No matter what type of home you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

40. Cars & Trucks






40. Cars & Trucks 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.

40. Cars & Trucks 103 Pear Orchard Dr. 601-636-3116

35. Lots For Sale

1987 VOLKSWAGEN CABRIOLET convertible, white. $1500. 601-5292258, leave message.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out.

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

BEAUTIFUL 1 ACRE lot for sale in Claiborne County. $8,000 firm. Serious inquiries only. 601-630-7997.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549


39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2000 HONDA SHADOW Spirit 1100. Good condition. $3,000. 601-218-9191.

OAK PARK. 424 Evans, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood, ceramic, carpet, 10x16 building. 601-6194486, 601-750-6262.

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

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

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA


1405 DIVISION STREET, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, central air/ heat. $650 month, $650 deposit. 678-571-8049.


SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

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

34. Houses For Sale

2007 KAWASAKI VULCAN 900. Bike has 6,000 miles well taken care of. Approximately $2,300 of after market accessories. Vance and Power Commander, Passenger backrest, luggage rack, and Highway bars. The bike was placed on a dyno and a specific map was made for the power commander. Asking $5,500. 601-638-0436, 601-5293407.


Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO LS 7 passenger van. 4.3 liter V6, cold a/c with rear air, Clean 193,000 miles, well maintained $3,500. 601-831-3245. 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.

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. WHITE DURANGO FLT 1999. Asking $5,500 118,000 miles. 601-4153845.

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


March 10, 2011