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Autopsy: Man taken from city strangled By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

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Vicksburg police are in Alabama today, trying to piece together what happened to an Ohio man who went missing here on Monday and whose body was found Wednesday near a Bessemer motel. The cause of death was strangulation, a preliminary autopsy report released this morning said. The body of David M. Cupps, 53, was identified

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Thursday in Bessemer, an Interstate 20 town about 265 miles east from where police believe he was carDavid jacked on Cupps Pemberton Square Boulevard by two Louisiana state prison escapees. “We are still piecing together the series of events that led up to the finding of

Mr. Cupps’ body,” Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said today from Bessemer, after flying there Thursday with Louisiana officials to work with them, Bessemer police, U.S. Marshals and agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The medical examiner estimates Cupps had been dead about 24 to 36 hours before his body was found Wednesday around 1:50 p.m. in tall grass 20 to 30 yards from the edge of the parking lot at the Bessemer Comfort Inn, Stew-

art said. Strangulation was the cause of death, the lieutenant said, but Cupps had also been beaten, the Jefferson County, Ala., medical examiner’s report said. It was unclear where Cupps was killed, Stewart said. Vicksburg police plan to file kidnapping and carjacking charges, he said, while Bessemer authorities will seek homicide charges. Police believe Cupps came in contact Monday evening with Ricky Wedgeworth, 36,

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1861: The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress in Montgomery, Ala. 1888: The famous Blizzard of ’88 begins inundating the northeastern United States, resulting in some 400 deaths. 1959: The Lorraine Hansberry drama “A Raisin in the Sun” opens at New York’s Ethel Barrymore Theater. 1965: The Rev. James J. Reeb, a white minister from Boston, dies after being beaten by whites during civil rights disturbances in Selma, Ala. 1985: Mikhail S. Gorbachev is chosen to succeed the late Soviet President Konstantin U. Chernenko.

and Darian Pierce, 33, who had escaped three days earlier from a Louisiana prison work detail near Baton Rouge and hitchhiked to Vicksburg. Vicksburg police Chief Walter Armstrong said blood stains on the back seat of Cupps’ vehicle indicate he might have been assaulted as he was removing clothing or belongings from the car preparing to check in to his motel.

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Seventeen-year-old Zac Brewer does a skate trick near Redbone and Fairview roads Thursday.

City seeking grant to build skate park By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com If the money comes through, skateboarders in Vicksburg will have a designated place to play. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Thursday — except North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, who was away on personal business — voted to apply for up to $100,000 in grant monies from the Mississippi Recreational Trails Program, which falls under the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and

‘A lot of our young people are skateboarding in the city streets. We get complaints about that and, after talking to quite a few of the (skaters), they asked us if they could have a skate park.’ MAYOR PAUL WINFIELD

Parks outdoor recreation grants division, to build a skate park near City Pavilion on Lee Street. “A lot of our young people are skateboarding in the

city streets,” Mayor Paul Winfield said at Thursday’s board meeting. “We get complaints about that and, after talking to quite a few of the (skaters), they asked

us if they could have a skate park. And this is positive.” The deadline to apply for the funds is March 24, and the grant requires a local match. The 5,000-square-foot skate park would join the playground, swimming pools, ball fields and walking trail already in the area. The trail would get a touch-up if the grant money is awarded. “We’ve been talking about this for a while now, but this is the first time we’ve been able to find some funding,” See City, Page A9.

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

A party primary battle for lieutenant governor with a 20-year veteran of the Legislature doesn’t necessarily dictate a negative campaign, State Treasurer Tate Reeves says. Reeves, 36, in Vicksburg on Thursday tested campaign themes for his run for the office before about two dozen members of the local Tea Party organization. Exercising fiscal conserva-

‘We spent six months telling people why I ought to be state treasurer and not why someone else ought not to be.’ STATE TREASURER TATE REEVES

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tism and supporting bills that benefited taxpayers above parties and regionalism came up often, as did touting his own record as

treasurer. He cited his 2003 run for treasurer, buoyed by support from his primary opponents in the general election, as proof he can

See Senate, Page A9.

Supervisors take first look at new lines By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

win against state Sen. Billy Hewes, R-Gulfport. “We spent six months telling people why I ought to be state treasurer and not why someone else ought not to be,” Reeves said. Reeves and Hewes, 49, who is Senate President Pro Tem and chairs the Rules Committee, are the lone Republicans in the Aug. 2 primary for all statewide and countyand district-level offices. No Democrats filed for the

JACKSON — A plan to redraw Warren County’s five political districts won’t be ready for public perusal for at least a week, but two areas shown by the 2010 census to be predominately black were put into play for reconciling population shifts — all while minding the federal law that protects minority voting strength. A chunk just beyond the city limits, bounded by rail tracks to the south and Mount Alban Road to the east, emerged as a likely place to subtract the overall head count in District 1 and

See Reeves, Page A2.

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No room for negativity, Reeves tells Tea Party By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

JACKSON — Mississippi senators on Thursday rejected Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant’s redistricting plan before accepting a map drawn by one of their colleagues. Both proposals for the 52-member Senate were drawn by Republicans, and both would increase the party’s voice statewide by adding a new district in growing and heavily Republican DeSoto County and by reconfiguring a long, squiggly swing district near the coast into a more compact and Republican-leaning one. The main difference between the Bryant plan and the one drawn by Senate redistricting chairman Terry Burton was in the Hattiesburg area. The Bryant plan would have kept three mostly white, Republican-friendly districts in and around Hattiesburg, a majority-black


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Meredith Holifield, 2, the daughter of Skip and Kate Holifield, snaps her fingers to the music of Osgood & Blaque during Hit the Bricks Thursday night. The event to promote downtown shopping occurs several times a year.

MBI takes over Port Gibson death case The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case of a man being questioned by Port Gibson police in the weekend death of a homeless woman, Chief Calvin Jackson said this morning. The family of Dexter Watson, 40, 907 Vine St., asked the state agency to take the lead because his brother, Terrence, is a sworn officer on the Port Gibson police force, Jackson said. Watson is on parole for malicious mischief, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections records. Police have questioned him in the death of Patricia Dotson, 35, whose body was found behind First Baptist Church on Farmer Street in Port Gibson 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.

Gunshots reported fired on Tanglewood Three reports of shots fired into occupied dwellings were taken by Vicksburg police Thursday. All came from the 4300

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Emergency workers, background, help Marcus Anderson, 14, 105 Quinola Lane, from the 1999 Chevrolet Lumina he had been in with his mother, Markisha Montgomery, 34, same address, when they wrecked at East Clay Street and Berryman Road Thursday. Montgomery was eastbound on Clay when her vehicle hit a 1995 Honda Civic driven

by Daniel Perez, foreground, 22, 402 Longwood Drive, said a Vicksburg police report by officer Robert Arnold. Perez had been turning left onto Clay from Berryman, the report said. All three were taken to River Region Medical Center, where they were treated and released, a hospital spokesman said this morning.

Crime & accident Thousands in items block of Tanglewood Drive and were described to police as a drive-by shooting, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. The homes were occupied by six adults and two children at the time of the incident, reported to police at 11:21 p.m., Williams said. No injuries and no vehicle description were reported, Williams said.

Electronics, cash and other items were reported missing in two residential burglaries worked by Vicksburg police Thursday. • In the first, $480 and a safe valued at $80 were reported taken from a home at 2:47 p.m. in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle. • At 5:08 p.m., various items valued at $7,225 were reported taken from a home

in the 3300 block of Drummond Street. They were a Kodak camera, at $65; three Emerson flat screen televisions, $750 total; two Polo hats, $25 each; three laptop computers, one a Gateway and two Dell models, $5,500 total; a $40 charger; a $50 case; two iPod devices, $720 total; a Mizuno baseball bat, $25; and an LG cell phone, $50. Damage was reported to a window on a back door of the residence, Williams said.

Haley Barbour, and said his rapport with state agencies helped cut $25 million from the state budget during his first term. “When Haley leaves office, there’s going to be a bit of a leadership void in our state,” Reeves said. “And I believe that it’s important that we have someone that steps up to the lieutenant governor’s office that helps fill part of

that leadership void.” “We did it in a way that you didn’t read about it in the newspapers,” Reeves said. “We worked with state agencies and it’s a situation that I think we did it so well, that the Democrat-controlled House never wanted us to do it again.” As treasurer, Reeves also administers the state’s college savings plan for eligible

high school graduates. Reeves’ appearance was the third Republican candidate for office this year to address the Vicksburg Tea Party, as gubernatorial hopefuls Dave Dennis and James Broadwater addressed them earlier. The group elected a fourperson board of directors Thursday, a list that included former congressional candidate Bill Marcy.

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add to Districts 2 and 3. The northeastern District 1, represented for three terms by David McDonald, grew the fastest in the past 10 years. Districts 2 and 3, represented by William Banks and Charles Selmon, respectively, are minority heavy districts that shrank in the census. All five supervisors and technical staff with Central Mississippi Planning and Development District weighed options Thursday at the CMPDD’s offices in Jackson. Their goals are to balance the most and least populous districts within a 10 percent range mandated by the U.S. Department of Justice and to not dilute minority voting strength. County officials plan to hold this year’s elections under the current lines. A public hearing will be set once the board agrees on a final map. From there, it goes to the DOJ for approval, as per Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The board and CMPDD staff plan to meet again Wednesday. Shifting District 1’s western-most territory, which takes in Dusty and Paxton roads west of Mississippi 27 and several subdivisions along U.S. 80 between the city and Mount Alban, was cast by McDonald as the only way to comply with the VRA. “There’s no place else to go,” McDonald said during the three-hour session, centering mostly on how best to add numbers for Banks and Selmon. In the census, District 1 was densest, with 11,671 people, nearly 70 percent white. District 3, which covers central city, came in smallest at 8,293 and 71 percent black. District 2, which covers north Vicksburg and hugs U.S. 61 North to the Yazoo River, had 8,499 people, about 69 percent black. Districts 4 and 5, covering the southern half of the city and county, came in at 10,142 and 10,168, respectively. District 4’s population is 52.4 percent white, and District 5’s is 62.5 percent white. A second wedge of land in District 4 between U.S. 61 South and the city limits, bounded to the south by Grange Hall Road, contains significant census blocks where the black population exceeds 80 percent. Selmon stopped short of agreeing to take a census block showing 100 percent black population, on a portion of Grange Hall Road between the end of city limits and Dana Road, which includes the Magnolia Commons apartments. However, the four-term incumbent was open to extending his district south along 61, just short of Hillcrest subdivision. “I just don’t want to go in the subdivision,” Selmon repeated when the topic of Grange Hall and Hillcrest came up. “I just prefer not to have them.” Supervisors are elected from each of the five districts, as are members of the Vicksburg Warren School District board. Three districts denote constable and justice court seats, where borders of each are expected to shift due to the census.

CHURCHES Shiloh Baptist Ladies Auxiliary — Dinners with three sides and dessert; 11-2:30 today; $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 tonight, art by Patricia Walker of Rolling Fork; South and Monroe streets. Oakland Baptist — Youth camp fund bake sale, 6 a.m. Saturday at Super Junior on Oak Ridge Road. Temple Of Christ — Prayer breakfast, 10 a.m. Saturday; evangelist Mary Gowdy, speaker; 1922 Pearl St.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist — Appreciation service for the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor; 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Raymond Gill, 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. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry Thrift Store — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; 75 percent off fall clothes, mattress and box springs set; newborn clothes; 1314 Fill-

more St.; 601-638-0794 or 601-831-2056.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Murry Stewart; donations appreciated. Warren County Beekeepers — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday; Dr. Eugene and Joyce Ferris, speakers; Warren County Extension Service, 1100-C Grove St.; 601-636-5442. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601-

634-0152. 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; Warren County Extension Service, 1100-C Grove St.; 601-6365442. Festival of Barbershop Harmony — 7 p.m. April 2; Magnolia 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 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. Yokena Jeff Davis Water District — 7 p.m. Monday; annual meeting; 4864 Jeff Davis Road. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Michelle Vinson, MS Department of Environmental Quality, speaker.


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Sierra Club files suit over Miss. coal plant

TAGGED Rogers Wesley, front left, 11, the son of Beverly Brooks, tags Marcus James, 16, the son of Darnisha James, during a spring break Thursday afternoon football game at Vicksburg Family Development Service on Monroe Street. Expect sunny, mild weather this weekend, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

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PHARMACEUTICAL SETTLEMENT

Hood hopes $20.2M will aid mental health ‘crisis’ By Molly Davis The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday he hopes that lawmakers will use $20.2 million that the state received from settling its lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to fund mental health programs next year. Hood, a Democrat, said the funds would address the mental health care “crisis” that prompted child-services advocates to sue the state in 2010. He said that increasing funds for community programs could prevent similar legal challenges in the future. The Southern Poverty Law Center in their ongoing case charges that Mississippi fails

‘This $20 million would go a long way toward filling a hole that will help protect our citizens from people who are mentally ill.’ ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM HOOD

to care for low-income children with mental illness. The plaintiffs said that, in order to avoid further lawsuits, the state must shift funds away from large psychiatric hospi-

tals and toward community care. “This $20 million would go a long way toward filling a hole that will help protect our citizens from people who are mentally ill,” Hood said. “Law enforcement certainly does not want to see people who are mentally ill locked up in jail. That’s not where they belong, and that’s what’s going to happen if we don’t spend the money now.” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, agreed. He said the budget for the year that begins July 1 just happens to be short $20 million, and the money would help support the state’s 15 community mental health centers. They serve residents with intellectual disabilities and mental illness.

“They don’t deserve to be put in jail,” Stringer said. “They’re not criminals. They’re just sick like someone who has a heart attack.” The Southern Poverty Law Center charges in a suit filed last year that Mississippi fails low-income children by funding large, ineffective institutions rather than providing services in the communities where patients live. The complaint says that institutional care can often be “counterproductive and harmful.” The case is being mediated. Sheila Bedi, the deputy legal director for the SPLC’s Children at Risk program, said the problem comes from how the state implements its program, not solely from the budget gap.

company?” The complaint names as defendants the agency; its JACKSON — The Sierra director Steven Chu; Carol Club has filed a federal lawsuit M. Borgstrom, director of against the U.S. Department of DOE’s Office of NEPA Policy Energy accusing the agency and Compliance; and Richard of providing incentives for a A. Hargis, Jr., the NEPA document man$2 billion coal Mississippi Power ager for DOE’s plant in MisNational sissippi withCo. is building the out conducting 582-megawatt plant near Energy Technology an adequate environmental the Liberty community in Laboratory. Tiffany review of the Kemper County. Edwards, a project. DOE spokesMississippi Power Co. is building the woman, said the agency offi582-megawatt plant near the cials “will review the comLiberty community in Kemper plaint and we are confident County. It will use a process we acted lawfully.” According to Mississippi that converts coal into a synthesis gas that can generate Power’s website, the coal plant electricity with fewer emis- project will receive a $270 milsions than existing pulverized lion grant from the DOE to offset the cost of constructing coal power plants. The suit filed on behalf of the facility. The company said it will also the San Francisco-based environmental group alleges DOE receive $133 million in investignored the National Environ- ment tax credits approved by mental Policy Act to consider the Internal Revenue Service other clean-energy alterna- provided under the National tives that have been a focus of Energy Policy Act of 2005, and loan guarantees from the fedthe Obama administration. “The Department of Energy eral government. Mississippi didn’t play by the rules or the Power has also applied for an law in issuing the funding additional $279 million in IRS and financing for the Kemper tax credits, according to the County plant. It think it’s site. “They’re getting a lot of help unconscionable the U.S. taxpayer is being asked to pony from a lot of different places,” up $600 million guarantee said Abigail Dillen, an attorney up to $2 billion,” said Louie for Earthjustice, a nonprofit Miller, director of the Missis- law firm that filed the suit on sippi Sierra Club. “Why are behalf of the Sierra Club. we subsidizing a Fortune 500

Carnival Cruises ending trips from Mobile MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Carnival Cruise Lines is ending its cruise service from Mobile. The company announced Thursday that it’s repositioning its Carnival Elation ship from Mobile to New Orleans

in November. After that, the company will no longer offer trips out of Mobile. While ships leaving Mobile have consistently been full, the company said it can’t make enough money because of rising fuel prices and

prices that are lower than at other ports. The future of the Alabama cruise terminal at Mobile is uncertain. Officials have tried without success to lure other lines to the state.

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FREE Digital Fingerprinting Event

Free Digital Fingerprint and photo program for all of the children that attend! This specialized equipment tours the country and will only be in our area during the following times!

Where:

Atwood Chevrolet

2339 North Frontage Road, Vicksburg

FridAy, mArCh 11th

When: 3:00pm - 6:00 pm

SAturdAy, mArCh 12th 10:00am - 4:00 pm

Who: parents please bring your children of all ages to one of the top Child Safety programs in the country! There is no age limit. Why: So many children are reported missing each day in the United States. Most are found within minutes or hours and have happy endings. Police officials say that time is critical in the recovery of missing children. One major problem that costs precious time is the gathering of current photographs, fingerprints and statistical information to assist law enforcement agencies. WhAt: FBI quality digital fingerprints and photographs. S.I.P. Kids will take a child’s picture and fingerprints using digital inkless fingerprint capture device and include them as part of the child’s file, which is then provided to the parent. The parents can use the records they receive to turn directly over to authorities anywhere in the world to instantly aid an investigation.

hoW muCh: Everything is FrEE of charge! No dAtA BASiNG: No records of the visit are maintained. The only record of the visit will go home directly with parents for safekeeping. S.I.P. Kids will not take any personal information from the children. A photo and fingerprints are taken and parents fill in the personal profile for their records once they are in the privacy of their own home. We would like to thank Atwood Chevrolet for caring about the children and bringing us into your community. Local Contact: Craig Schwinn 601-638-1252

S.I.P. KIDS: Safety in Prints 1-319-601-268-4111

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Friday, March 11, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

THE VICKSBURG POST

EDITORIAL

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

JACK VIX SAYS: A skate park sounds fun.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The warehouse of the Southern Brewing company is partly burned. • A storm blows from their mooring the steamer Sunbeam, R.L. Cobb and Dyersburg.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Judge Thompson rules out all the ballots in envelopes, leaving Kiersky with two ballots over Kelly. • P.M. Harding turns over to Capt. W.T. Rigby a sword found by Miss Millsaps on the Port Gibson battlefield.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 A.A. Trescott is in the city.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 The Vicksburg Evening Post tells about the elegant new home of Henry Kline on Cherry Street. • L.M. Barclift dies in Birmingham, Ala. • Mayor J.J. Hayes goes to St. Louis for a river meeting.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Work is started on the new WQBC transmitter. • Ralph Bendinelli, popular member of the Vicksburg Police Department, is struck by a hit-and-run driver.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mrs. F.C. McCleish, former resident, dies in Memphis. • Local school teachers attend the MEA meeting in Jackson. • H.V. Cooper aids in formulation of association policies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Sgt. James Thornell, Vicksburg soldier, is wounded in action in Korea.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 John Tuminello dies. • Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Brown of Mathiston are here visiting relatives. • Mrs. Carrie Lee Cotton dies. • Hugh Marlowe stars in “The Long Rope” at the Strand Theatre.

OUR OPINION

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

BP

Mrs. J.P. Stafford, Cary resident, dies here. • Services are held for Sister Mary Teresa, RSM. • Mr. and Mrs. Roger Fillebaum announce the birth of a son, Kevin Leroy, on Feb. 12.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Just arrived, purple martins encounter a freeze in the city. • Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kemp announce the birth of a daughter, Cassidy Simone, on March 15.

Here’s to your health Dale Sandler, chief of the epidemiology branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, did a pretty good job recently of talking up her agency’s planned study of the health effects of the BP oil spill. “The study is a good thing for Gulf Coast residents,” she said during a conference call with reporters. “It will allow Gulf Coast communities to gain needed data.” It’s true that the oil well blowout which fouled the Gulf of Mexico last spring and summer left many wondering about its possible health effects on area residents. It’s also true that an in-depth study to separate rumor from reality, anxiety from actuality, may be warranted. But we doubt this study will put people’s worries to rest. The NIEHS intends to mail out

thousands of letters asking folks to take part in health surveys. About half the participants will be asked to undergo physical tests at home; experts will gauge respiratory functions and take samples of blood, hair and so on. The participants will also fill out health profiles every two or three years. That’s the first problem. This study will go on for a long, long time. Reviews of cancer rates will take even longer. Physicians, insurance companies and local governments hoping for a succinct answer to a basic question — Did the oil spill make people sick? — will have to wait quite a while. Another problem is that the study will focus on people who actually worked on the spill response, such as those on cleanup crews. Many of the

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

health-related complaints we’ve heard are from people who DIDN’T patrol beaches or handle oil-dispersing chemicals. Our gravest concern, however, has to do with money. The NIEHS study is funded by the National Institutes of Health, which “received some funding as a gift ... from BP,” Dr. Sandler said. She asserted that BP will not influence the study’s findings. That may be true, and we certainly hope it is, but the fact that BP is helping pay for this study will inevitably taint the project. Who will believe that a review of the oil spill’s health impact will proceed fairly and impartially if the company that CAUSED the spill is writing a check for the review? We’re happy to see the NIEHS study get under way. But we’re not expecting much from it.

The city plans to ask the Legislature to amend the bill allowing special taxes to be levied to pay for construction of a convention center. • A portrait of the late Chancellor Nat Bullard is unveiled at the Warren County Courthouse. • Frank “Joey” Norwood Jr. dies.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 The Rev. Jonathan Grant is installed as pastor at King Solomon M.B. Church. • Martha Ann Klaus shows off a bed of tulips that bloomed from some of the 1,500 bulbs planted in her yard.

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

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Coalition forces gaining home-field advantage in Afghanistan HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Until five months ago, Forward Operating Base Jackson in Sangin was an island in a Taliban sea. Patrol bases were ringed by Taliban flags, about 100 to 200 meters out, to dramatize the state of siege. Everywhere beyond the main road was enemy sanctuary. Each spring the fertile land along the Helmand River bloomed red with poppies from horizon to horizon. Thirty-five drug processing labs helped fund the Taliban. In October about 1,500 Marines arrived, took the offensive, pushed into the territory — and sustained the highest casualties of the Afghan War. During the first three months of operations in Sangin, more than two dozen Marines died; another 150 were wounded. But the Marines, as usual, got the better of the killing — counting more than 400 insurgent dead. In the end they owned the ground. War-weary locals have begun cooperating and providing information. Morale of Afghan army and police has improved. Farmers are being given other seeds to replace poppies. Though the region is not fully pacified, the Marines have quickly established themselves as the toughest tribe in this part of the

MICHAEL

GERSON

Local insurgents have been fighting not just for the last few years but since the Soviet Union was the enemy. Yet the American Army has succeeded where the Russians did not.

Taliban homeland. The Afghan surge — involving about 40,000 additional coalition forces and more than 70,000 new recruits to the Afghan army and police — has made swift progress. And these advances are accumulating into a strategy. Coalition forces are moving north up the Helmand River valley, connecting their gains to Kandahar next door, hoping to expand the security bubble toward Kabul. Near Kandahar, Tabin is one of a string of villages that the Taliban controlled last summer but lost to the coalition. Local insurgents have been fighting not just for the last few years but since the Soviet Union was the enemy. Yet the American Army has succeeded where the Russians did

not. Troop strength has more than tripled in this area. Taliban weapons caches and Improvised explosive device factories have been destroyed. Village leaders are cooperating. During this visit, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates (trailed by the press, including myself) walked down the main road in Tabin. Six months earlier, according to an American officer on the scene, an armored vehicle would not have dared to make the trip. It is possible for progress in a war to be real but not sufficient. Current coalition efforts are as great as they will ever be. Is their scale, in the vastness of Afghanistan, large enough? “For the first time since the (earliest stage) of the Afghan war,” Gates told me, we have “the resources,

both civilian and military, and the strategy in place ... to actually put us on the path to success, rather than sort of holding our own.” The mission, in his view, has been refocused on achievable goals: “Deny the Taliban control of populated areas. Degrade their capabilities. And expand Afghan national security forces to the point where they can handle a degraded Taliban threat.” We are “going into places the Taliban have controlled for years,” explained Gates. This is undermining the Taliban’s economic support from the drug trade, pushing insurgents into remoter regions and giving local government a chance to take hold. Afghans must eventually defend these gains — a heavy weight on a slim thread. Yet American officers in Helmand and Kandahar told me they were impressed with their Afghan army counterparts, whom one American officer described as “solid and eager.” When the first Americans arrived in Helmand a little over a year ago, there were five coalition soldiers on the ground for every one from the Afghan security forces. Now that ratio is one-to-one. The Afghan police have always been a harder case — often untrained and predatory. But the

coalition is taking a new approach, organizing the Afghan Local Police — nominated by village elders, vetted by coalition forces, charged with extending security into rural areas. The current $12 billion spent annually by the U.S. to train Afghan security forces is too expensive to be sustainable, but it seems to be working. This progress is about to be tested. The green leaves of spring also provide cover for Taliban returning from Pakistan. American commanders anticipate a strategy of assassination against Afghans who participate in community structures such as the ALP. “We are expecting violence to pick up,” said Lt. Col. Jason Morris at FOB Jackson. “They’ve started moving forces here. They’ll try to reassert their authority, but they’ll have a hard time doing it. They will be met at every turn.” How does this fighting season differ from the past 10? “When (the Taliban) come back this spring,” Gates responds, “it’s no longer their home-court advantage. We hold the home-court advantage now.” •

Michael Gerson’s e-mail address is michaelgerson@washpost.com.


Friday, March 11, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Business

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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)..........35.45 American Fin. (AFG) .............33.90 Ameristar (ASCA)...................16.88 Auto Zone (AZO)................ 266.71 Bally Technologies (BYI)......35.11 BancorpSouth (BXS).............15.70 Britton Koontz (BKBK).........13.05 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)...........48.57 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH) ..........40.03 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)......47.18 Cooper Industries (CBE) .....61.57 CBL and Associates (CBL)..........17.54 CSX Corp. (CSX)......................74.57 East Group Prprties (EGP)........43.07 El Paso Corp. (EP) ..................17.27 Entergy Corp. (ETR) ..............73.63

Fastenal (FAST).......................61.59 Family Dollar (FDO)..............50.65 Fred’s (FRED)............................13.24 Int’l Paper (IP) .........................25.70 Janus Capital Group (JNS)......12.17 J.C. Penney (JCP) ...................36.81 Kroger Stores (KR).................23.94 Kan. City So. (KSU)................51.87 Legg Mason (LM) ................ 33.73 Parkway Properties (PKY)........16.37 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .................64.43 Regions Financial (RF)........... 7.34 Rowan (RDC)........................... 39.86 Saks Inc. (SKS)......................... 12.58 Sears Holdings (SHLD)........ 83.31 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......27.63 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 41.76 Trustmark (TRMK) ................. 22.44 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 44.28 Tyson Foods (TSN)................ 19.36 Viacom (VIA)............................ 51.97 Walgreens (WAG) .................. 41.96 Wal-Mart (WMT).................... 52.65

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SMArT MOnEy Q: My wife and I are both 58 years old and debt-free. Our house is paid for (worth about $200,000) and we have a net worth o f ab o u t $1.4 million in 401(k)s, Roths and taxable accounts. My wife is thinking about retirBRUCE ing from teaching at age 60. She would have a decent pension. I’m not sure about myself retiring at 60. Health care will be a big issue because we would be five years away from Medicare. I read the various money and other financial magazines. I believe our investments are diversified, yet in the back of my mind I wonder should I contact a fee-based planner? Would a qualified planner be able to offer better options and returns on investments? — CRM, via e-mail A: It appears to me that you and your wife have done very

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well. You mentioned your wife could retire from teaching. The likelihood is, besides the pension, she would have health benefits until she reaches 65 years old. You on the other hand, will have to provide for yourself, which means you will have to continue to work. I am wondering with a worth as large as yours, how long it has been since a competent adviser has reviewed your investments? I have no problem in contacting a wellrecommended, fee-based planner. A fee-based planner is someone who doesn’t sell anything other than information. This person would look over your investments and perhaps make some recommendations on minor or major investments. You didn’t indicate in your own analysis, how your investments are doing, that is an important variable. On balance, having a portfolio reviewed periodically, in my opinion, is a very good thing. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

Banks, merchants in hot battle over fees for swiping the plastic

February budget deficit highest ever for any month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bankers and merchants, pillars of the business world and frequent allies, are embroiled in a bitter lobbying battle over something Americans do 38 billion times a year — swipe their debit cards. Both sides vigorously claim to speak for consumers. At stake is $16 billion annually that the Federal Reserve says stores pay to banks and credit card companies when customers use the cards — fees the Fed has proposed cutting. Cut the fees, banks say, and they’ll have to abandon free checking and boost other charges to consumers to recover lost revenue. Merchants say lower fees would help them drop their prices and expand their businesses. Currently, the fees typically range between 1 and 2 percent of each purchase, averaging 44 cents. The Fed has proposed capping that at 12 cents, though smaller banks could charge more. Bankers want lawmakers to delay the change in hopes that it will eventually be killed or toned down. Patrick Lewis and Charles Garlock are foot soldiers in this fight’s opposing infantries. Each side is dispatching

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government ran the largest-ever budget deficit for a single month in February. The shortfall kept this year’s annual deficit on pace to end as the biggest in U.S. history. The widening deficit reflects the impact of the tax-cut package President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans brokered in December. As a result, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in January raised its estimate for the annual def deficit from $1.1 trillion to $1.5 trillion. It said the tax cuts would add $400 billion to this year’s gap. The budget year ends Sept. 30. The tax-cut package extended income tax cuts, reduced workers’ Social Security taxes, extended unemployment benefits and accelerated business tax write-offs, among other steps. February’s deficit of $222.5 billion eclipsed last February’s record by nearly $2 billion. The full-year deficit would exceed 2009’s record deficit of $1.41 trillion

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A customer swipes a debit card in Seattle. planeloads of hometown business people like them, along with armies of lobbyists and mountains of letters and e-mails to Washington. Some 4,000 local credit union officers swamped the Capitol last week, and around 300 merchants are buttonholing lawmakers this week. Unless Congress delays the deadline, the Federal Reserve must issue a final rule by April 21, to take effect three months later. Lewis, a partner in 13 Oasis Stop ’N Go convenience stores in southern Idaho, was visiting Idaho lawmakers on Thursday urging them to back the Fed

Unions say bargaining is matter of civil rights WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor unions at the heart of a burning national disagreement over the cost of public employees want to frame the debate as a civil rights issue, an effort that might draw more sympathy to public workers being blamed for busting state budgets with generous pensions. As part of that strategy, unions are planning rallies across the country on April 4 — the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. Union officials want the observances in dozens of cities to remind Americans that King was supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tenn., the night he was shot.

By portraying collective bargaining as a human rights issue, union officials hope the rallies can help fuel a backDr. Martin lash against Luther King Jr. Republicans in Wisconsin and other states trying to curb collective bargaining rights for public employees. The rallies on the 43rd anniversary of King’s death are part of a coordinated strategy by labor leaders to ride the momentum of pro-union demonstrations and national polls.

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City Continued from Page A1. city Parks and Recreation Director Joe Graves said. “If this grant comes through, it’ll give us another avenue to reach kids because not every kid plays softball, baseball or basketball.” Graves said Vicksburg officials have met with other cities that have built skate parks. “We’ve talked to the city clerks at Tupelo and Oxford, and they said there was no increase in their liability insurance,” he said. “We were worried it would increase our liability insurance, but it won’t.” Graves said admission to the park would be free, with a fee charged for safety equipment rental. In doing some research, he said, he found that skateboarding is among the top five sports in the country. In Vicksburg, skaters are using makeshift ramps on city streets and county roads. “There are a bunch of kids I know who skate, and they all say we need a skate park,” said Zac Brewer, 17, the son of Kevin and Robin Moore. “We need a safe skate spot.” His mother agrees. “Skating gives them something to do, and it keeps them out of trouble,” she said. “It’s not any more dangerous than any other sport.” In other business, the board agreed to modify an inspection contract with Transystem, an engineering firm involved in the Clark Street bridge at Washington Street improvement project. City engineer Garnet Van Norman told the board that the not-to-exceed $84,000 in funds set aside for inspection was used to repair a slide failure near the bridge in the spring of 2009. On Thursday, the board put that money back into the project’s $8.6 million contract fund. “We were out of inspection money because they used it to do the slope repair two years ago,” Van Norman said. “We have to add this money back into the Washington Street project so Transystem can watch the city’s interest.” The project, which will feature a roadway-topped rail tunnel, is expected to be complete by June.

On the agenda The board, except North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, on Thursday also: • Heard Southern Cultural Heritage Center updates from Executive Director Annette Kirklin. • Approved budget amendments: a $1,000 increase in revenue in the general fund for a donation made to the Mayor’s Youth Coalition and a $1,000 increase in parks and recreation expenses; a $2,500 increase in the federal grants fund for an energy grant and a $2,500 increase in the fund’s planning department to cover the grantwriting fee. • Gave the go-ahead for the city clerk to advertise sealed bids for four new stretchers for the fire department and a concession stand operation for the city-sponsored adult men and women softball leagues. • Approved a budget modification for the STOP Violence Against Women grant program, extending it three months — through May 31. • Granted a 30-day extension each to properties at 1404 Main St. and 728 Johnson St. • Presented float trophies for the 2011 downtown Mardi Gras parade. • OK’d a resolution to request local and private rules for vehicles transporting in the city limits a load of 18 feet. • OK’d a $15,000 allocation to Haven House Family Shelter. • OK’d a $36,019.17 payment to Vicksburg Warren E-911 for the city’s share of dispatchers’ salaries, matching benefits and insurance for February. • OK’d the claims docket. In a closed session, the board: • Discussed a new hire in the right-of-way department, two pay adjustments in the water mains department and potential litigation. The board meets next at 10 a.m. March 21 at City Hall Annex, room 109.

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Continued from Page A1. Cupps flew to Mississippi Monday for an inspection job at Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station near Port Gibson, and last spoke with his wife by phone about 4 p.m. on the way to the motel, which Armstrong declined to identify. Cupps never checked in, and did not report for work or his return flight Tuesday. His rental car was found Tuesday night near Jackson, Tenn., with blood stains inside and information that was linked to Wedgeworth and Pierce. The two had escaped March 4, last Friday, from a prison work detail, stealing a Louisiana state-issued van and driving it to the St. Francisville area, 130 miles south of Vicksburg, where they abandoned it and continued on foot along U.S. 61, authorities have said. Armstrong said a Vicksburg man came to police Thursday and said he picked the two up about two miles south of St. Francisville, gave them a ride to Vicksburg and dropped them off at Riverwalk Casino around 2:45 p.m. The inmates’ absence was discovered by Louisiana authorities around 2 p.m. “There was no indication (the man) knew they were escapees,” the chief said. “They were dressed in civilian clothing.” Armstrong said police have

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learned that Wedgeworth and Pierce walked to Rainbow Casino, where they ate lunch and then left at 3:30. They spent the weekend in the Vicksburg area, though there are indications they might have crossed back over into Louisiana on foot or hitchhiked for part of that time, he added. “What’s alarming is that these very dangerous men were staying in our community for three nights and four days,” the chief said. Monday morning, a Vicksburg woman called 911 to report seeing two men matching the escapees’ descriptions walking in the area of Captain D’s on Pemberton Square Boulevard, Stewart said. Cupps’ rental car was recovered near Jackson, Tenn., after a state trooper attempted to make a traffic stop Tuesday night. Two men believed to be Wedgeworth and Pierce reportedly got out of the car, then jumped back in and led

Senate Continued from Page A1. city. Sixteen Republicans voted for the Bryant plan, while 24 Democrats and 11 Republicans voted against it. The Burton plan, which passed the Senate, would create two majority-white districts and one majority-black district around Hattiesburg. The Burton plan passed 44-7, with all opposition coming from Republicans. Nine Republicans who had supported the Bryant plan turned around and voted for the Burton plan. Vickburg’s Sen. Briggs Hopson III, a Republican, voted for the Burton plan, which would have him picking up more of Yazoo County. The majority-black district around Hattiesburg would use some territory now represented by Sen. Tom King

of Petal, who’s running for transportation commissioner. Some GOP leaders believe the new seat would tilt to Dems because of voting patterns. Legislators are redrawing the 52 Senate districts and 122 House districts to account for population changes revealed by the 2010 U.S. Census. The Senate map was held for the possibility of more Senate debate, but Bryant said he doesn’t plan to make a serious effort to revive his plan. The Senate plan eventually will go to the House for consideration. A Republican-led Senate committee has rejected a House map approved by the Democratic-controlled House. House leaders say they will try to revive their

Janice Marie Calcote Clark RIVER RIDGE, La. — Janice Marie Calcote Clark died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011. She was 71. A resident of River Ridge, La., Mrs. Clark was born in Natchez and reared in Vicksburg. She attended Loyola University and, for the past 28 years, had assisted in the renovation of the family’s chapel in Blythe, Ga. She was preceded in death by her father, Adrian Calcote; and her mother and stepfather, Mattie Pearl Baker Hunter and George L. Hunter. She is survived by her husband, Charles Edmund Clark; one son, Clayton Wise Clark; three daughters, Camela Clark Kirshbom, Caroline Clark Leggio and Catherine Clark Levy; her sister, Peggy Calcote Griffith of Brookhaven; and six grandchildren. Services were Feb. 11 at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Metairie, La., with Monsignor Robert Massett officiating. Burial followed at Lake Lawn Cemetery. A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. April 9, 2011, at the Clark family’s United Methodist Chapel in Blythe. Memorials may be made to Clark Family Chapel, Upkeep

and Preservation, c/o 8701 Bocage Place, River Ridge, LA 70123.

Richard Hicks Jr. PORT GIBSON — Richard Hicks Jr. died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 70. Mr. Hicks was born in Claiborne County and worked in the auto body repair business. He was a member of St. Luke Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hicks Sr.; his mother, Louise KeysHicks; two brothers, Joe Hicks and Matthew Flowers; and a sister, Shirley Hicks. Survivors include his wife, Myrtis Hicks of Port Gibson; three sons, David Mays and Maurice Andrews, both of Port Gibson, and Lester Cameron of Texas; five daughters, Dereneice Marbley, Nina Williams, Beverly H. Harris and Deverly H. Cruel, all of Port Gibson, and Bonita Faye Hicks of Chicago; three brothers, Eddie Lee Hicks, Willie J. Hicks and John H. Hicks, all of Dallas; four sisters, Betty Barnes and Vera Liggins, both of Port Gibson, Louise Benit and Jacquelyne Miller, both of Dallas; 26 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends, including Levi Dorsey of Port Gibson. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Ellis officiating. Burial will follow at Barnes Family Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 7 today at Rollins Funeral Home.

Elmer V. Schepers Sr. ALSATIA — Elmer V. Schepers Sr. died Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at Madison Parish Hospital. He was 86. Mr. Schepers was born in Shinnston, W.Va., and had lived in the Alsatia area for more than 45 years. He was a retired farm manager and a member of Melbourne Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Flora Schepers of Alsatia; one daughter, Eva Holmes of Tallulah; one son, Chris Schepers of Tallulah;

own map, but they wouldn’t say how. That map showed Warren County with five representatives instead of four. Mississippi’s redistricting maps must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department, which checks to ensure that the plans don’t dilute minorities’ voting strength. Lawmakers say the approval generally takes at least 60 days. June 1 is candidates’ qualifying deadline for this year’s legislative elections. In other legislative happenings, a bill that would give Jackson State University ownership of Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium has been sent to the governor for approval. If signed, the bill would become law July 1.

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

LOCAL FORECAST SATURDAY-SUNDAY Partly cloudy Saturday night, lows in the upper 40s; partly cloudy Sunday, highs in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly clear tonight, lows around 40 SATURDAY-SUNDAY Partly cloudy Saturday night, lows in the upper 40s; partly cloudy Sunday, highs in the lower 70s

ALMANAC HIGHS AND LOWS High/past 24 hours............. 59º Low/past 24 hours .............. 37º Average temperature ........ 48º Normal this date .................. 57º Record low ..............25º in1998 Record high ...........88º in 1911 RAINFALL Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours................0.0 inch This month ............... 0.0 inches Total/year............. 00.00 inches Normal/month .....2.09 inches Normal/year ....... 12.42 inches SOLUNAR TABLE Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active .........................10:40 A.M. Most active ................ 4:27 P.M. Active ..........................11:07 P.M. Most active ................. 4:54 SUNRISE/SUNSET Sunset today ....................... 6:07 Sunset tomorrow .............. 6:08 Sunrise tomorrow ............. 6:18

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troopers on a chase along Interstate 40. Troopers put down spike strips to disable the vehicle and at one point they had it boxed in, said Armstrong, but the driver rammed police vehicles and the two men were able to get out of the car and escape on foot. A manhunt continued overnight in western Tennessee, with residents put on alert and schools on lockdown, but Wedgeworth and Pierce had not been found as of this morning. Law enforcement agencies in 25 states have been put on alert. 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-foot11 and about 145 pounds with brown hair and eyes and tattooed fingers on his right hand. Anyone with information related to the case is urged to call Vicksburg police at 601636-2511 or Stewart at 601831-1168.

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT

two sisters, Jeanette Tisdale of Kingston and Gertrude Winans of Pine Plains, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Melbourne Baptist Church in Transylvania with the Rev. Butch Goodman officiating. Burial, directed by Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home of Tallulah, will follow at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Natchez. Visitation will be tonight from 6 until 8 at the church.

STAGES Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 37.2 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 21.1 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.9 | Change: +1.3.0 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 22.2 | Change: +2.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 18.8 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 28.1 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 28 feet STEELE BAYOU Land ...................................83.1 River ...................................85.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER FORECAST Cairo, Ill. Saturday ................................ 51.8 Sunday ................................... 52.0 Monday ................................. 51.7 Memphis Saturday ................................ 32.2 Sunday ................................... 32.7 Monday ................................. 33.2 Greenville Saturday ................................ 43.4 Sunday ................................... 43.9 Monday ................................. 44.4 Vicksburg Saturday ................................ 37.4 Sunday ................................... 37.8 Monday ................................. 38.2


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Hundreds die in record-making earthquake Japan tremor rolls tsunami toward Hawaii TOKYO (AP) — A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes on record slammed Japan’s eastern coast today, killing hundreds of people as it swept away ships, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. Hours later, the tsunami hit Hawaii but did not cause major damage. Warnings blanketed the Pacific, putting areas on alert as far away as South America, Canada, Alaska and the entire U.S. West coast. In northeastern Japan, the area around a nuclear power plant was evacuated after the reactor’s cooling system failed. Police said 200 to 300 bodies were found in the northeastern coastal city of Sendai, the city in Miyagi prefecture, or state, closest to the epicenter. Another 137 were confirmed killed, with 531 people missing. Police also said 627 people were injured. The magnitude-8.9 offshore quake unleashed a 23-foot tsunami and was followed for hours by more than 50 aftershocks, many of them of more than magnitude 6.0. Dozens of cities and villages along a 1,300-mile stretch of coastline were shaken by violent tremors that reached as far away as Tokyo, hundreds of miles from the epicenter. A large section of Kesennuma, a town of 70,000 people in Miyagi, burned furiously into the night with no apparent hope of being extinguished, public broadcaster NHK said. “The earthquake has caused

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Tsunami waves hit homes in Natori, Miyagi prefecture, Japan, after today’s quake. major damage in broad areas in northern Japan,” Prime Minister Naoto Kan said at a news conference. The quake was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that struck New Zealand late last month, devastating the city of Christchurch. “The energy radiated by this quake is nearly equal to one month’s worth of energy consumption” in the United States, U.S. Geological Survey Scientist Brian Atwater said. The government ordered thousands of residents near a nuclear power plant in the city of Onahama to move back at least two miles from the plant. The reactor was not leaking radiation but its core remained hot even after a shutdown. The plant is 170 miles northeast of Tokyo. Trouble was reported at two other nuclear plants as well, but there was no radiation leak at either of them.

Japan’s coast guard said it was searching for 80 dock workers on a ship that was swept away from a shipyard in Miyagi. Even for a country used to earthquakes, this one was of horrific proportions because of the tsunami that crashed ashore, swallowing everything in its path as it surged several miles inland before retreating. The apocalyptic images on Japanese TV of powerful, debris-filled waves, uncontrolled fires and a ship caught in a massive whirlpool resem-

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Giffords’ family making plans for her to attend shuttle launch HOUSTON — Encouraged by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ progress, family and friends are making plans for the Rep. Gabrielle wounded conGiffords gresswoman to attend her husband’s upcoming space shuttle launch, a person close to the family says. Although doctors — constrained by confidentiality laws — have been tightlipped about her progress, those close to her have provided tidbits of information since she was moved to TIRR Memorial Hermann on Jan. 26. But today, her doctors will give their first public update on her recovery since she began intensive rehabilitation after being shot in the head. The person close to the family said that she will likely attend the mission launch next month in Florida. Giffords was shot in the head Jan. 8 at a political event outside a grocery

bled scenes from a Hollywood disaster movie. Large fishing boats and other vessels rode high waves ashore, slamming against overpasses or scraping under them and snapping power lines along the way. Upturned and partially submerged cars bobbed in the water. Ships anchored in ports crashed against each other. “Our initial assessment indicates that there has already been enormous damage,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.

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Ohio executes inmate, first with new drug LUCASVILLE, Ohio — Ohio on Thursday put to death a Toledo store owner’s killer with the country’s first use of the surgical sedative pentobarbital as a standalone execution drug. Johnnie Baston was pronounced dead at 10:30 a.m., about 13 minutes after the 5 gram dose of the drug began flowing into his arms. About a minute into the execution, Baston appeared to gasp, then grimace and wince, but then was quickly still. In a 5-minute final statement, Baston said the governor should have respected the opposition of his victim’s family to the death penalty and commuted his sentence to life without parole. Baston also said he made a bad decision and said he hoped both his family and that of his victim could move on.

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Warren Central to host annual Lady Vikes Invitational By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com

Third time is not the charm The Golden Eagles fall to Memphis in the C-USA Tournament. Story/B3

SChEduLE PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Russell Today, 5 p.m. WC at Vicksburg Today, 7 p.m.

ON TV 9 p.m. WJTV - Dee Bost and Mississippi State get a tough assignment in the second round of the SEC Tournament, as the Bulldogs take on the Vanderbilt Commodores.

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Braves’ coach has more facial surgery

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves minor league manager Luis Salazar had more facial surgery Thursday, a day after being hit by Brian McCann’s foul liner while standing in the dugout during an exhibition game. Braves spokesman Brad Hainje said “it may be another day or two before we have final clarification on everything they had to do.” Salazar had surgery Wednesday after being airlifted to the hospital. Braves general manager Frank Wren said earlier the 54-year-old former major leaguer may have sustained a concussion and might have damage around his left eye. McCann did not play Thursday when the Braves took on St. Louis. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said he expected McCann to be in the lineup on Friday when the Braves play the New York Yankees in Tampa. McCann took himself out of Wednesday’s game moments after the accident, then went to the hospital and was with Salazar’s family. “Yesterday was a tragic day,” McCann told reporters at the Braves’ camp on Thursday. “It’s just a helpless, sick feeling.”

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Warren Central softball coach Dana McGivney’s Lady Vikes Invitational tournament has endured all sorts of rainy and cold weather. But finally, the tournament will get some favorable weather as the teams hit the diamond Saturday at Lucy Young Field. McGivney is glad to get her team back on the field after a couple of rainouts last week. “We’re really excited to play and get some games in,”

Lady Vikes Invitational

Saturday at Lucy Young Field • 9 a.m. WC vs. St. Aloysius • 10:30 a.m. Vicksburg vs. Greenville-St. Joe • Noon WC vs. Vicksburg • 1:30 p.m. St. Aloysius vs. Greenville-St. Joe • 3 p.m. Warren Central vs. Greenville- St. Joe McGivney said. “We’re really happy to see some good weather.” In addition to WC, Vicksburg, St. Aloysius and Green-

• 4:30 p.m. Vicksburg vs. St. Aloysius

On B2 Vicksburg and Warren Central rosters, schedules ville-St. Joe round out the field. Each game in the tournament will be time limited to one and 1⁄2 hours and each

team will get the opportunity to play each other. The Lady Vikes haven’t had a lot of game or practice time and have endured the unexpected loss of standouts Mallory Reynolds and Sydnei Smith. But McGivney likes what she’s seen out of her young team. “I really think we’re headed in the right direction,” McGivney said. “We have some eighth-graders who have had to step up into some starting roles sooner than they expected. We’re going to experience some

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Ashley, WC send Cougars to first loss By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com Warren Central picked up a big momentum boost by rallying from a 4-0 deficit to knock off unbeaten Northwest Rankin 5-4 Thursday night at Viking Field. The Vikings (3-3) got three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning thanks to a meltdown by Northwest Rankin relief pitcher Kelsey Wilkinson. WC coach Josh Abraham didn’t care how his Vikings did it, he’s just glad they have something to build on going into tonight’s Division 4-6A opener against archrival Vicksburg at Bazinsky Field. “We did a good job of competing for all seven innings,” Abraham said. “Northwest is a very solid defensive team, but like us, they have a big division game (tonight), so they didn’t throw their best. This will give us confidence going into tomorrow night. It should be a fun ball game.” Warren Central got its fun going in the fourth inning despite being down 4-0. Will Stegall’s roller down the third-base line was enough to score Beau Wallace and plate the first WC run. Brandon Gates followed with a single up the middle to score Carlos Gonzalez to make it 4-2. In the WC fifth, pinch-hitter Devon Bell reached on a one-out error against Cougar starter Caleb Dugas. Dugas then walked Bill McRight. A sharp single by Clayton Ashley loaded the bases and that was all for Dugas. Northwest coach Jeff McClaskey brought in

growing pains, but we’ve got a good core group and by the end of the season, I’ll think we’ll have a good ball team.” Vicksburg (1-1) earned a big 8-7 win over Riverside on March 3 in the home opener and enters the tournament with a lot of confidence thanks to the pitching of Faith Thomas, who earned the victory in the opener. St. Aloysius (1-2) enters the tournament with a 1-2 record. The Lady Flahes own a 4-2 win over Pelahatchie bookended by losses to Taylorsville and Florence.

Vikings, Gators renew rivalry By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

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Warren Central pitcher Chase Ladd throws during the first inning of Thursday’s game against Northwest Rankin at Viking Field. Wilkinson, one of his top relievers. Wilkinson nearly missed nabbing Ashley off second base, but Ashley slid under the tag and was ruled safe. Wilkinson then tried to get Bell off third base, but his throw went past the bag. Bell scored to make it 4-3 and the two other Viking runners moved into scoring position. On a 2-2 pitch to Beau Wallace, Wilkinson threw way right of catcher Kreg Garner.

The wild pitch went to the fence. McRight scored easily and Ashley hustled around third and darted home, beating the relay tag to put WC up 5-4. “I got to third and saw where the catcher couldn’t find the ball, so I went home,” Ashley said. Wilkinson walked thee straight Vikings to reload the bases. WC, however, left the runners stranded

after Wilkinson came back to strike out the next two Vikings to end the inning. Ashley, who came to the mound in relief in the fourth inning, was pumped to have the lead. “I knew I had a defense that can make plays behind me,” Ashley said. Ashley allowed a one out walk, but got out of the sixth See WC, Page B3.

Approaching the first signpost of the season, both Warren Central and Vicksburg are enjoying the ride so far. Both teams have played well, with a couple of close losses the only blemishes on the record, Both boast team batting averages near .400 and strong, deep pitching staffs. Each one also considers itself a contender for the Division 4-6A championship — as if they needed another reason to amp up the intensity for their Warren County grudge match. The Vikings and Gators hook up at Bazinsky Field tonight at 7 for the first of three meetings this season. The winner will get bragging rights — at least until next Friday when they face each other again at Viking Field — and, more importantly, a leg up in the division pennant race. With the two Warren County teams and Clinton expected to be neck-andneck in the division, every head-to-head matchup is crucial. “It’s an evenly matched game. It’s pretty much the same groups they had See VHS, Page B3.

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Rebels outrun Gamecocks By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Ole Miss finally figured out how to win at the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Just keep scoring in bunches. Chris Warren led the way with 20 points and the Rebels prevailed in a game of spurts, pulling away from South Carolina 66-55 Thursday in the opening round of the SEC Tournament. Ole Miss (20-12) had lost its opening tournament game three years in a row. Now, the Rebels have a chance to win two straight for the first time since 2001, though they’ll be facing No. 15 Kentucky in the quarterfinals today.

SEC Tournament TV: WJTV Thursday’s Games • Georgia 69, Auburn 51 • Ole Miss 66, S. Carolina 55 • Tennessee 74, Arkansas 68 • Vanderbilt 62, LSU 50 Today’s Games • Alabama vs. Georgia, noon • Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m., 1490 AM • Florida vs. Tennessee, 6:30 p.m. • Miss. State vs. Vandy, 9 p.m., 105.5 FM Bring ’em on, coach Andy Kennedy said. “It really is the sadistic nature of coaches. I’m really looking forward to it. It’s

going to be a great experience,” he said. “At the end of the day, it’s about creating an experience for these kids.” The final run was the decisive one for the Rebels, who came into Atlanta knowing their only shot at the NCAAs was probably to win four games in four days. After South Carolina (14-16) closed to 50-45 with 91⁄2 minutes to go, Ole Miss put it away with an 11-1 run. “Great effort. The execution still leaves a little to be desired,” Kennedy said. “We knew they weren’t going to go away.” Ramon Galloway led the Gamecocks with 17 points, but only one teammate, Sam Muldrow with 12, reached double figures.

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Ole Miss guard Chris Warren works as South Carolina guard Bruce Ellington defends during the Southeastern Conference Tournament Thursday. Ole Miss won, 66-55.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 5:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic (tape) COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN - Big Ten Conference, quarterfinal, Michigan vs. Illinois 2:30 p.m. ESPN2 - ACC, quarterfinal, Clemson vs. Boston College 3:45 p.m. ESPN2 - Patriot League, championship game, Lafayette at Bucknell 6 p.m. ESPN - Big East Conference, semifinal, Connecticut vs. Syracuse 6 p.m. ESPN2 - ACC, quarterfinal, Duke vs Maryland 8 p.m. ESPN - Big East Conference, semifinal, Notre Dame vs. Louisville 8 p.m. ESPN2 - ACC, quarterfinal, Florida State vs. Virginia Tech 8 p.m. FSN - Pac-10 Conference, semifinal Southern Cal vs. Arizona 10:30 p.m. FSN - Pac-10 Conference, semifinal, Oregon vs. Washington 11 p.m. ESPN2 - Western Athletic Conference, semifinal, Boise State vs. New Mexico State WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. FSN - Big 12 Conference, semifinal, Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma

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Track and Field WC track team places second at St. Andrews The Warren Central track team placed second at the St. Andrews Invitational on Thursday. DéAndrea Smith finished first in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.33 seconds. She also won the 400 meter dash with a time of 54.52 seconds and was second in the 300 meter hurdles with a time of 44.19. Tori Smith was second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 22.34 and finished third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.75 seconds. The 4x400 meter relay team of Nehemiah Taylor, Marquis Prentiss, Jeremy Harper and Walter King took first with a time of 3:40.01.

NFL Rhetoric rises, clock ticks down on NFL talks WASHINGTON — The NFL and the players’ union headed into the final 24 hours of their twice-extended collective bargaining agreement with little apparent progress on key economic issues. And a public series of back-and-forth barbs made it sound as if the league is close to its first work stoppage in nearly a quarter of a century. “Everyone knows where the calendar is,” lead NFL negotiator Jeff Pash said Thursday night. “Everyone knows what’s potentially on the table tomorrow.” The league’s labor contract originally was to expire last week. The sides agreed to push that deadline to today; if a deal isn’t reached, there could be another extension. What certainly appeared more likely, given Thursday’s tone, was that talks could break off, leading to a lockout by owners or decertification by the union, followed by antitrust lawsuits by players — actions that could threaten the 2011 season. “Things can come together quickly,” Pash said. “Things can come together quickly,” Pash said after the sides spent a 15th day in mediation. “Things can fall apart quickly.”

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 11 1958 — Manhattan upsets topranked West Virginia 89-84, in the first round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. Jack Powers leads the Jaspers with 29 points. Manhattan holds sophomore Jerry West to 10 points in the Mountaineers’ second loss of the year. 1963 — Chicago Loyola blows out Tennessee Tech 111-42 for the largest margin of victory (69) in the history of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament. 1979 — St. John’s and Penn post two of the biggest upsets ever in the NCAA tournament in the second round of the East regional in Raleigh, N.C. St. John’s, the 40th and last team selected, beats No. 2 seed Duke 80-78, and Penn comes from behind to beat No. 1 seed North Carolina 72-71. 2003 — The longest winning streak in women’s Division I history ends at 70 games when No. 18 Villanova hands No. 1 Connecticut its first loss since the end of the 2001 season, 52-48 for the championship of the Big East Conference tournament.

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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

West

All Games Conference W L W L LSU................................12 1 0 0 Arkansas........................11 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 Thursday’s Games Arkansas 12, San Diego St. 4 Today’s Games Niagara at Kentucky, 3 p.m Manhattan at Tennessee, 3 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Vanderbilt, 4 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St. 5 p.m. Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. E Illinois at Alabama, 6 p.m. Arizona St at Auburn, 6 p.m. Rhode Island at Florida, 6 p.m. Bakersfield at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton at LSU, 7 p.m. Georgia at USC, 8 p.m. Arkansas at San Diego State, 8 p.m. Saturday’s Games Niagara at Kentucky, noon Manhattan at Tennessee, noon Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m. Cal St. Fullerton at LSU, 2 p.m. E Illinois at Alabama, 2 p.m. Arizona St at Auburn, 3 p.m. Rhode Island at Florida, 3 p.m. Bakersfield at South Carolina, 3 p.m. Georgia at USC, 4 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St. 6 p.m. Arkansas at San Diego State, 8 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA

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 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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. Saturday’s Games UAB vs. Notre Dame, 10 a.m. UAB vs. Kent State, 5 p.m. Marshall at Ohio (DH), noon St. Peter’s at Memphis (DH), Noon Rutgers at East Carolina, 2 p.m. Houston at Texas State , 2 p.m. Missouri State at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Wichita State at Tulane, 2 p.m. Wagner at UCF, 3 p.m. Rice vs. California, 9 p.m.

Mississippi schedule

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’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. Saturday’s Games Miss. College at Louisiana College, Noon (DH) Jackson St. at Alcorn St., Noon (DH) Alabama A&M at Miss. Valley St., Noon (DH) Tougaloo at Selman, Noon (DH) Truett-McConnell at Belhaven, 1 p.m. (DH) Southern Polytechnic at William Carey, 1 p.m. (DH) Millsaps at Trinity, 1 p.m. Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Missouri St. at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Delta St. at Arkansas-Monticello, 2:30 p.m. (DH) Sunday’s Games Millsaps at Trinity, Noon Missouri St. at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Jackson St. at Alcorn St., 1 p.m. Alabama A&M at Miss. Valley St., 1 p.m. Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. Delta St. at Ouachita Baptist, 2:30 p.m.

mlb Spring Training schedule

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

Detroit at Denver, 8 p.m.

Arizona vs. Colorado, 7:40 p.m.

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WARREN CENTRAL 5, NW RANKIN 4

Northwest Rankin........................201 100 0 — 4 5 2 Warren Central.............................000 230 x — 5 5 2 WP-Clayton Ashley, LP-Caleb Dugas. HR-Annon Etheridge (NW), Alex Shermer (NW). 2B-Dugas (NW), Brandon Gates (WC). Multiple hits-Bill McRight (WC) 2, Gates (WC) 2, Etheridge (NW) 2.

prep softball Vicksburg roster 1.......................Torey Daniels.............................8th 2........................Grace Bufkin.............................8th 3.......................Faith Thomas............................. Fr. 4.......................Victoria Lewis.............................So. 5................ Shannan Botsford (C)...................... Sr. 6..................... Brooke Mcgrew........................... Fr. 9...................... Sydney Bufkin............................ Fr. 10...................... Kori Screws..............................8th 11.................. Blake Derossette.......................... Fr. 15....................Kortni Newman...........................8th 17......................Olivia Oakes..............................7th 19....................Lea Davies (C)............................ Sr. 20................... Corey Mahoney...........................So. 22................. Heather Middleton.........................So. 23..................Morgan Callender......................... Fr. 25.....................Paige Bowser.............................So.

Vicksburg schedule March 12 at Warren Central*................... noon March 12 Greenville-St. Joe*..........10:30 a.m. March 12 St. Aloysius*......................4:30 p.m. March 17 Warren Central#.....................6 p.m. March 19 Tournament of Grace................ TBA March 22 Pearl.......................................6 p.m. March 24 at Cathedral.......................6:30 p.m. March 29 at Greenville-Weston#.......4:30 p.m. March 31 at Warren Central#...........6:30 p.m. April 9 Richland Tournament................ TBA April 14 at Pearl...................................5 p.m. April 17 Greenville-Weston#................5 p.m. April 19 Riverside.................................5 p.m. *Lady Vikes Invitational at Warren Central #Division 4-6A game

Warren Central roster

Warren Central schedule March 12......... St. Aloysius*........................9 a.m. March 12......... Vicksburg*..............................noon March 12......... Greenville-St. Joe*................3 p.m. March 15......... at Greenville-Weston#....... 6:15 p.m. March 17......... at Vicksburg#........................6 p.m. March 22......... Madison Central...................5 p.m. March 24......... Greenville-Weston#........... 6:15 p.m. March 28......... Terry................................... 6:15 p.m. March 31......... Vicksburg#......................... 6:30 p.m. April 1.............. Brandon............................. 4:30 p.m. April 1.............. Clinton................................ 6:30 p.m. April 5.............. at Northwest Rankin.......... 6:15 p.m. April 7.............. at Terry.............................. 6:15 p.m. April 9.............. at Richland Tournament........ TBA April 14............ at Greenville-St. Joe.............4 p.m. April 19............ Ridgeland........................... 6:15 p.m. April 21............ at Cleveland..........................4 p.m. *Lady Vikes Invitational at Warren Central #Division 4-6A game

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W L Pct x-San Antonio................52 12 .813 Dallas.............................47 18 .723 d-L.A. Lakers.................46 20 .697 d-Oklahoma City...........40 23 .635 Denver...........................38 27 .585 Portland.........................37 27 .578 New Orleans.................38 29 .567 Memphis........................36 30 .545 Phoenix..........................33 30 .524 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 Thursday’s Games Miami 94, L.A. Lakers 88 Dallas 127, New York 109 Denver 116, Phoenix 97 Today’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. Saturday’s Games Memphis at Miami, 3:30 p.m. Portland at Atlanta, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Washington, 6 p.m. Utah at Chicago, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sacramento at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Houston, 7:30 p.m.

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At Atlanta First Round Thursday Georgia 69, Auburn 51 Ole Miss 66, South Carolina 55 Tennessee 74, Arkansas 68 Vanderbilt 62, LSU 50 Quarterfinals Today Alabama vs. Georgia, Noon Kentucky vs. Ole Miss, 2:30 p.m. Florida vs. Tennessee winner, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. Semifinals Saturday Alabama—Georgia winner vs. Kentucky—Ole Miss winner, Noon Florida—Tennessee winner vs. Mississippi St.— Vanderbilt 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 Thursday East Carolina 75, UAB 70, OT Memphis 66, Southern Miss. 63 Tulsa 81, Rice 72 UTEP 77, Marshall 65 Semifinals Today East Carolina vs. Memphis, 3 p.m. UTEP vs. Tulsa, 5:30 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 10:30 a.m.

SWAC

1..............................Alexis Patterson.............3B, UTIL.....So. 2..............................Lawren Boolos...............INF...............8th 4..............................Chasity Hearn................SS................. Jr. 5..............................Victoria Fothergill...........OF, C..........8th 7..............................Raylee Barwick..............2B................7th 8..............................Elysia Gilley....................INF...............8th 9..............................Krista Cortezie................UTIL.............. Jr. 10............................Darby Gain.....................P...................8th 12............................Kendall Parker...............OF................So. 13............................Mattie Jones...................OF................7th 15............................Megan McCullough.......1B, P...........So. 16............................Karley Hinson.................C..................8th 17............................Katie Busby....................CF................. Jr. 18............................Chelsea Worley (C)......P, OF............Sr. 19............................Brooke Patterson...........UTIL.............7th 20............................Skylar Blades.................OF.................Fr. 22............................Lexi Burleigh..................OF.................Fr.

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Conference tournaments

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At Garland, Texas First Round Wednesday Jackson State 50, Prairie View 38 Texas Southern 50, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 45 Thursday Alabama St. 81, Alabama A&M 61 Grambling St. 65, MVSU 62 Semifinals Today Jackson St. vs. Grambling St., 2:30 p.m. Alabama St. vs. Texas Southern, 8 p.m. Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

OLE MISS 66, SOUTH CAROLINA 55

SOUTH CAROLINA (14-16) Cooke 2-12 0-0 4, Harris 2-5 1-2 5, Jackson 2-5 1-2 5, Muldrow 5-13 2-2 12, Ellington 2-9 1-2 7, Richardson 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 1-5 2-4 5, Galloway 6-16 0-0 17, Jefferson 0-1 0-0 0, Slawson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-67 7-12 55. OLE MISS (20-12) Henry 5-10 4-6 14, Buckner 5-10 0-1 10, Nelson 3-10 1-2 10, Warren 7-16 3-4 20, Graham 2-8 4-4 8, Short 1-1 0-0 2, N. Williams 0-1 2-2 2, Gaskins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-56 14-19 66. Halftime—Ole Miss 30-26. 3-Point Goals—South Carolina 8-30 (Galloway 5-12, Ellington 2-7, Smith 1-4, Cooke 0-3, Muldrow 0-4), Ole Miss 6-19 (Nelson 3-6, Warren 3-7, Henry 0-1, N. Williams 0-1, Buckner 0-1, Graham 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—South Carolina 43 (Muldrow 9), Ole Miss 43 (Henry 11). Assists—South Carolina 15 (Ellington, Jackson 4), Ole Miss 10 (Nelson, Warren 4). Total Fouls—South Carolina 18, Ole Miss 9.

GRAMBLING ST. 65, MVSU 62

GRAMBLING ST. (11-20)  Qualls 3-12 6-6 14, Patton 6-14 13-19 25, Feurtado 4-10 2-2 11, Rose 4-10 0-0 8, Danridge 0-1 0-0 0, Hobbs 1-4 3-3 5, Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, BrittBlack 0-0 0-2 0, Roberson 0-1 2-3 2. Totals 18-54 26-35 65. MVSU (13-19)  Joyner 4-10 4-6 12, Jackson 3-6 0-1 8, Smith 3-4 0-0 6, Jones 2-8 2-2 6, Crosby 6-10 2-3 16, Donald 1-4 0-0 3, Studivant 1-1 0-0 2, Pugh 0-0 0-0 0, Cox 0-0 0-0 0, Burwell 1-4 2-2 5, J. Holmes 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 23-51 10-14 62. Halftime—Grambling St. 32-30. 3-Point Goals— Grambling St. 3-11 (Qualls 2-8, Feurtado 1-1, Hobbs 0-2), MVSU 6-16 (Crosby 2-2, Jackson 2-4, Burwell 1-3, Donald 1-3, Joyner 0-1, Jones 0-3). Fouled Out—Smith. Rebounds—Grambling St. 33 (Patton 8), MVSU 39 (Crosby 7). Assists— Grambling St. 7 (Feurtado, Qualls 2), MVSU 8 (J. Holmes 2). Total Fouls—Grambling St. 15, MVSU 24.

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

TOURNAMENT

Atlantic Coast Conference First Round Boston College 81, Wake Forest 67 Maryland 75, N.C. State 67 Miami 69, Virginia 62, OT Virginia Tech 59, Georgia Tech 43 Big 12 Conference Quarterfinals Colorado 87, Kansas St. 75 Kansas 63, Oklahoma St. 62 Texas 74, Oklahoma 54 Texas A&M 84, Missouri 70 Big East Conference Quarterfinals Connecticut 76, Pittsburgh 74 Louisville 81, Marquette 56 Notre Dame 89, Cincinnati 51 Syracuse 79, St. John’s 73 Big Ten Conference First Round Michigan St. 66, Iowa 61 Northwestern 75, Minnesota 65 Penn St. 61, Indiana 55 Big West Conference First Round CS Northridge 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 54

Long Beach St. 79, UC Irvine 72 UC Riverside 70, Cal Poly 66, OT UC Santa Barbara 79, Pacific 67 Conference USA Quarterfinals East Carolina 75, UAB 70, OT Memphis 66, Southern Miss. 63 Tulsa 81, Rice 72 UTEP 77, Marshall 65 Great West Conference First Round Houston Baptist 72, N.J. Tech 70 North Dakota 71, Texas-Pan American 70 South Dakota 73, Chicago St. 70, OT Mid-American Conference Quarterfinals Akron 82, Miami (Ohio) 75, 2OT Ball St. 76, Ohio 73, OT Kent St. 73, Buffalo 62 W. Michigan 67, Bowling Green 56 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Morgan St. 77, N. Carolina A&T 59 Norfolk St. 55, Coppin St. 53 Mountain West Conference Quarterfinals BYU 64, TCU 58 New Mexico 67, Colorado St. 61 San Diego St. 64, Utah 50 UNLV 69, Air Force 53 Pacific-10 Conference Quarterfinals Arizona 78, Oregon St. 69 Oregon 76, UCLA 59 Southern Cal 70, California 56 Washington 89, Washington St. 87 Southeastern Conference First Round Georgia 69, Auburn 51 Ole Miss 66, South Carolina 55 Tennessee 74, Arkansas 68 Vanderbilt 62, LSU 50 Southland Conference Semifinals McNeese St. 91, Texas St. 83 UTSA 79, Sam Houston St. 70 Southwestern Athletic Conference First Round Alabama St. 81, Alabama A&M 61 Grambling St. 65, MVSU 62 Western Athletic Conference Second Round New Mexico St. 66, Nevada 60 San Jose St. 74, Idaho 68

women’s basketball TOURNAMENT

Big Sky Conference First Round E. Washington 77, Montana St. 68 Montana 66, Idaho St. 53 Colonial Athletic Association First Round Delaware 74, Northeastern 66 Drexel 52, Towson 46 Georgia St. 68, George Mason 64 Hofstra 89, William & Mary 67 Conference USA Quarterfinals Houston 68, UTEP 64 Memphis 63, Rice 52 Tulane 83, East Carolina 72 UCF 51, UAB 47 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Quarterfinals Coppin St. 76, Florida A&M 64 Howard 82, N. Carolina A&T 72 Missouri Valley Conference First Round Bradley 64, Evansville 47 Indiana St. 83, S. Illinois 68 Pacific-10 Conference Semifinals California 48, Arizona St. 43 Second Round Arizona 72, Southern Cal 61 Southland Conference Semifinals Cent. Arkansas 68, Lamar 60, OT McNeese St. 66, UTSA 50 Southwestern Athletic Conference First Round Grambling St. 72, Alcorn St. 63 MVSU 52, Alabama A&M 51 Western Athletic Conference Second Round Nevada 75, Idaho 61 Utah St. 72, New Mexico St. 67

Women’s NCAA Automatic Bids Arkansas-Little Rock, Sun Belt Conference Connecticut, Big East Conference Duke, Atlantic Coast Conference Gonzaga, West Coast Conference Marist, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Ohio State, Big Ten Princeton, Ivy League Samford, Southern Conference South Dakota State, Summit League Stetson, Atlantic Sun Conference Tennessee, Southeastern Conference Tennessee-Martin, Ohio Valley Conference Xavier, Atlantic 10

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: 6-7-0 La. Pick 4: 2-1-1-8 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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Memphis eliminates Southern Miss By The Associated Press Joe Jackson scored 15 points and hit two free throws that helped seal Memphis’ 66-63 victory over Southern Miss in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament Thursday. Memphis was threatened by a Southern Miss late-game push. The Golden Eagles trailed 60-59 with 36 seconds left, but the Tigers pushed the lead back to five points thanks to a pair of Will Barton free throws and a slam dunk from Jackson. Memphis led 64-59 before Ahyaro Phillips scored twice for Southern Miss to cut it to 64-63 with 12 seconds left. Then Jackson hit his free throws. “That was a good basketball game,� Memphis coach Josh Pastner said. “Southern Mississippi is a good basketball team.� The Tigers (23-9) had four players in double digits, as Jackson was joined by Antonio Barton with 12 points and Charles Carmouche and Will Barton with 10 each. But it was the defensive stops at the end of the game that made the difference for the Tigers. “We made big stops, and Will Barton and Joe Jackson stepped up and made free throws,� Pastner said. “Defensively (Jackson) did big things and hit those free throws down the stretch.� Southern Miss did not go easily. The Golden Eagles’ defensive pressure increased as they held Memphis without a basket for eight minutes stretching from late in the first half to early in the second. Memphis was held to 32 percent shooting in the first half. The fifth-seeded Golden Eagles (22-9) stayed in the game thanks to R.L. Horton, who had 17 points. D.J. Newbill scored 14 and Gary Flowers added 12. Southern Miss started the game poorly by allowing

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Memphis forward Will Barton, left, and Southern Miss forward Gary Flowers fight for control of the ball at the Conference USA tournament Thursday. Memphis won, 66-63. Memphis to take a 14-point lead in the first half. It was a deficit that proved difficult to overcome. “We had a gameplan that we thought was the right way to play them, and unfortunately we didn’t follow directions and dug a big hole,� Golden Eagles coach Larry Eustachy said. “Our guys fought back as they always do, but we came up a bit short.� Fourth-seeded Memphis will face eighth-seeded East Carolina (18-14) in the semifinals today.

Vanderbilt 62, LSU 50 Jeffery Taylor scored 21 points and Vanderbilt held on for an ugly win over LSU in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, even without the league’s top scorer. Guard John Jenkins, aver-

aging more than 19 points a game, sat out after tweaking his left foot in the regular-season finale against Florida last weekend. After a sluggish start, the Commodores (22-9) pulled away to lead by as many as 14 in the first half. They stretched the margin to 20 points against last-place LSU (11-21), which closed out its second straight 20-loss season after winning the SEC title in 2009. Andre Stringer led the Tigers with 13 points.

Tennessee 74, Arkansas 68 Freshman Tobias Harris scored 20 points and Tennessee recovered after blowing a 16-point lead to beat Arkansas in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Tennessee (19-13) bolstered its NCAA tournament case

WC Continued from Page B1. inning with a flyout to left and a groundout to second. In the seventh, an error in left made things interesting. Reid Humphries rolled into second after his towering fly was dropped in left. He then went to third on a wild pitch with just one out. Ashley struck out Northwest’s Cody Livingston and then got Jordan Stark to line out to Travis Barnett at second base to end the game. “This will be a real good boost going into Vicksburg,� Ashley said. “This is the start of many wins for us. Our defense is good and our sticks are coming.� Northwest (4-1) showed the early sticks with Annon Etheridge blasting a tworun homer to center off WC starter Chase Ladd in the first inning. Alex Shermer had a solo shot in the second for a 3-0 lead and Dugas knocked in a run in the fourth on a double. Ladd walked six in 32⠄3 innings and was also touched up for both home runs. Ashley pitched three-plus scoreless innings to grab the win. McRight and Brandon Gates had two hits each for WC. Etheridge had two hits and drove in two runs for the Cougars.

Port Gibson 15, South Pike 4 Shaquille Williams doubled and drove in a pair of runs, and Dominic Savage added two RBIs as Port Gibson (4-0, 1-0 Division 7-4A) opened its division schedule with a rout of South Pike (0-5, 0-1). Arthur Turner tripled for Port Gibson, which trailed 4-3 after two innings. The Blue Waves scored four runs in the third to take the lead for good and pulled away from there. Devonta Tarleton

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after losing six of its last nine games in the regular season.

Georgia 69, Auburn 51 One day after proclaiming himself “more healthy than I’ve ever been,� Trey Thompkins scored 22 points to lead Georgia past Auburn 69-51 on Thursday in the opening game of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Grambling State 65, Miss. Valley St. 62 Justin Patton scored 25 points to lead Grambling State to a victory over Mississippi Valley State in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament. Paul Crosby scored 16 points for the Delta Devils (13-19) and Terrence Joyner had 12.

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VHS Continued from Page B1. and we had last year, so we feel like we know them well,� Warren Central coach Josh Abraham said. “There’s no better way to start in the district than Vicksburg-Warren Central.� Warren Central might have liked a better start to the season, but only in terms of wins and losses. It has dropped a pair of one-run games during a 3-3 start, despite a lineup that’s hitting .384 as a team. Its pitching staff has also shown some depth. Three hurlers — Carlos Gonzalez, Devon Bell and Beau Wallace — have pitched effectively. The list doesn’t even include perhaps the team’s best pitcher, Blake Jobe, who has missed a week of practice with a minor back injury. “We like what we’ve established in these first four or five games. The wins might not show, but we’ve got guys that can win. Especially in our division,� Abraham said. “We’ve played really hard and aggressive, and really swung it well. Maybe not at the most opportune times, but we’ve got four or five guys over .400.� So do the Gators (3-3), which is just one among many similarities they share with Warren Central. Vicksburg’s two losses have also been by one run, it has five players batting over .400 — led by center fielder Lamar Anthony, who’s gone a blistering 10-for-20 at the plate in five games — and has also shown a surprising amount of depth on the mound. Cody Waddell is the team’s ace and will get the ball on Friday night, but left Clyde Kendrick is 1-0 with a 3.32 ERA in two starts. Another top arm, Cameron Cooksey, also returned this week after being part of Vicksburg’s basketball team that reached the Class 6A championship game. Cooksey has played in one game, but has seen limited practice time on the baseball

field. “We’ve hit the ball very well. We’ve pitched well too,� Vicksburg coach Cody Zumbro said. “Clyde has stepped up and Cody Waddell has been solid in all of his outings.� Although Zumbro was pleased with the main pieces of his junior-laden squad, he’s been particularly impressed with several freshmen who have emerged in the early going. Infielder Michael Rohrer and catcher/infielder Josh Sterling both filled in well defensively in Cooksey’s absence. Rohrer has also gone 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in six plate appearances. “Our freshmen have really stepped up. Michael Rohrer has been great at shortstop and Josh Sterling has been good behind the plate. They’re going to give us some depth as this thing goes along,� Zumbro said. Like his two freshmen, Zumbro will be getting his first real taste of the Vicksburg-Warren Central rivalry. He grew familiar with it — and had his share of battles with both teams — as an assistant coach at Clinton. “Being at Clinton for so long, it’s not the same thing, but we had some big battles with Warren Central. It was intense,� Zumbro said. “I know the importance of it, but I guess we’ll see when we get out there Friday.� Warren Central was trying to take a more lowkey approach. After being encouraged by his coach to avoid any trash talk, Gonzalez said that in the end both sides have to remember it still only counts as one game in the standings. “It’s going to be fun. We’re going to treat it like any other game. We’re going to try to win. They’re a good team, but we are too,� Gonzalez said. “It’s important so we can get on top and hopefully go 1-0.�

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TONIGHT ON TV n MoVIe “the School of rock” — Fired from his group and desperate for money, a guitarist, Jack Black, poses as a teacher for students who play in a school band./7 on tBS n SPortS college basketball — Dee Bost and Mississippi State get a tough assignment in the second round of the SEC Tournament, as the Bulldogs take on the Vanderbilt Commodores./9 on WJtV n PrIMetIMe “Fringe” — The team investigates a group of thieves who Jack Black are able to break the laws of gravity; Walter attempts to delay the damage he has caused./8 on Fox

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n eXPan XP DeD lIStInGS XPan tV tIMeS — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIrtHDaYS a aYS rupert Murdoch, media mogul, 80; Supreme court Justice antonin Scalia, 75; Bobby McFerrin, singer, 61; Jerry zuckuck ucker, movie director, 61; Peter Berg, actor-director, 49; lisa loeb, singer, 43; t terrence Howard, actor, 42; Johnny Knoxville, actor, 40; let etoya, et toya, singer, 30; thora Birch, actress, 29. n DeatH Jean Dinning — The songwriter who wrote the teen tragedy hit “Teen Angel” has died. She was 86. Daughter, Cynthia Wygal, said that her mother died Feb. 22 in Garden Grove, Calif. Dinning’s brother Mark performed “Teen Angel,” which is about a girl who dies tragically. A couple’s car stalls on railroad tracks and they safely get out, but the girl runs back to get the boy’s high school class ring and a train hits the car. The song was released in October 1959 and it became an instant hit.

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Gallagher collapses during comedy show Comedian Gallagher is hospitalized in Minnesota after collapsing during a performance. Todd Powers, owner of Whiskey Bone’s Roadhouse in Rochester, said the 64-year-old Gallagher collapsed in the middle of a show there Thursday night. Gallagher’s manager, Craig Marquardo, said the comedian is in stable condition and will be Leo Anthony hospitalized overnight. He said he doesn’t yet Gallagher know what caused Gallagher to collapse. Gallagher, whose real name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, is best known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer.

Former mouseketeer’s L.A. home burns Former Disney Mouseketeer Annette Funicello has suffered smoke inhalation from a fire that badly damaged her Los Angeles home, but her former husband says she wasn’t seriously injured. The blaze Thursday in Encino was doused in less than a halfhour. Fire spokesman Erik Scott says two women — one of them in a wheelchair — and a man were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation and are in good condition. Their names weren’t released, but Funicello’s ex-husband, Jack Gilardi, says the 68-year-old actress was at home with her current husband and a nurse. Funicello has multiple sclerosis.

‘Wire’ actress nabbed in drug raids An actress who appeared on the HBO series “The Wire” has been charged with conspiring to sell heroin and was one of dozens arrested in early morning raids across Baltimore, authorities said Thursday. Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, 30, is among 64 people charged in a joint state-federal prosecution of a large east Baltimore drug gang. She is charged in state court with conspiring with two men to distribute heroin and aiding and abetting. Local television showed video of DEA agents leading Pearson from an apartment building downtown to a waiting police van. She was one of 37 people arrested by about 450 federal, state and local officers early Thursday. Twentytwo face state charges and 15 are charged in a Felicia federal indictment unsealed Thursday with con- “Snoop” Pearson spiracy to distribute drugs and possession with intent to distribute. A 38th person arrested earlier this month was charged in a federal criminal complaint. Authorities are still looking for the remaining 26 people charged. The indictment states that since 2008, members of the conspiracy bought heroin from New York and marijuana from California and sold the drugs on the streets of Baltimore neighborhoods. As part of the conspiracy, the indictment alleges that members who failed to perform required tasks were dealt with violently.

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Glitch blamed for $200M refund promise Ohio’s tax department said a promise that it would send a woman a $200 million refund check was a mistake due to a software glitch. Denise Bossetti was among 9,700 taxpayers statewide who received Ohio Department of Taxation notices about megarefunds. It’s not clear if the other amounts were as big as what Bossetti was told to expect. The woman from Huron in northern Ohio was sent a letter dated Jan. 24 saying her $200 million refund could not be paid by direct deposit so she’d be sent a check. Bossetti said she and her boyfriend had a “big laugh” over the letter. Another dated a week later explained there’d been a software error.

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obama to bullied: I know what it’s like WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama smiled when he said his large ears and funny name once made him a target of schoolyard harassment. But he was all seriousness Thursday when he told a White House conference on bullying that torment and intimidation must not be tolerated. Some 13 million students, about a third of all those attending school, are bullied every year, the White House said. Experts say that puts them at greater risk of falling behind in their studies, abusing drugs or alcohol, or suf suffering mental or other health problems. Kids who are seen as different because of their race, clothes, disability or sexual orientation are more likely to be bullied. “If there’s one goal of this conference,” Obama said, “it’s to dispel the myth that bullying is just a harmless rite of passage or an inevitable part of growing up. It’s not.” He spoke to more than 100 parents, students, teachers and others gathered to discuss the problem and share ideas for solutions. “Bullying can have destructive consequences for our young people. And it’s not something we have to accept,” he said. The issue has been getting more attention partly because texting, Facebook, Twitter and other technologies are being used to carry it out — it’s called cyberbullying — and because of media coverage of teens who have killed themselves after such taunting. Families of some of those youngsters joined Obama at the White House, including Tina Meier, of suburban St. Louis. Meier’s 13-year-old daughter, Megan, hanged herself in 2006 after falling victim to an Internet hoax carried out, in part, by an adult neighbor who posed as a boy. The neighbor, a woman, was later convicted of a federal misde-

No save for Jones on ‘Idol’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — “American Idol” viewers didn’t tell Ashthon Jones they loved her. The silky smooth 24-yearold retail manager from Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday was revealed to have the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent competition. The judges decided not to save Jones after her performance of Diana Ross’ “When You Tell Me That Ashthon You Love Me.” Jones Jo n e s s a i d before her dismissal that she regretted not selecting a more popular Ross tune. “I was rooting for you, baby,” Jennifer Lopez told a weeping Jones. Joining Jones as the bottom three vote-getters were 21-year-old college student Karen Rodriguez of New York and 20-year-old college student Haley Reinhart of Wheeling, Ill. Randy Jackson dubbed their respective Wednesday performances of Selena’s “I Could Fall In Love” and LeAnn Rimes’ “Blue” as sleepy, and he criticized Reinhart’s lack of direction. “Find your lane,” Jackson advised. Casey Abrams, the 20-yearold film camp counselor from Idyllwild, Calif., delivered an energetic take on Joe Cocker’s rendition of “With a Little Help From My Friends” during Wednesday’s performance episode. He earned enough votes to move on in the competition, but he missed out on the results because he was hospitalized, “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest said.

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meanor in a landmark cyberbullying trial. “No family should have to go through what these families have gone through,” Obama said. “No child should feel that alone.” Meier had a message for parents who want to take away their children’s computers and other electronic devices to spare them from bullying: It won’t work. She urged them instead to get a better understanding of what their kids are doing. “Technology is out there. We cannot shut it off. Children are not going to allow it to be shut off,” Meier told participants. “We have to make sure that we have parents who understand what’s going on in their child’s online world, as well as the real world.” Speaking as a parent and as a victim, Obama urged everyone to help end bullying by working to create an atmosphere at school where children feel safe and feel like they belong. He said that even he felt out of place growing up. “I have to say, with big ears and the name that I have, I wasn’t immune,” said Obama, who moved around a lot as a boy, being born in Hawaii and growing up there and in Indonesia. “I didn’t emerge unscathed,” he said.

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Attention paid to dying boy embitters his jealous aunt Dear Abby: My 3-year-old son is terminally ill. My sister-in-law, “Anita,” has a son who is a year old. Anita always wants to compete for attention between the two boys. She makes nasty comments to family members, suggesting that her son is ignored while mine gets all the attention. No one says anything to her because they’re afraid of her “blowups.” I don’t know how much longer I can live with this. It is hard enough watching my son slip away a little more each day, but having to deal with this has pushed me over the edge. How can I handle a crazy in-law in this situation? — Falling Apart in Illinois Dear Falling Apart: Please accept my sympathy for the heartache you are experiencing. It’s a shame that no one in the family is willing to point out to your volatile sister-in-law that the “annoy-

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ance” she’s feeling is selfish and insensitive. However, because no one is, it might be better that Anita be excluded from family gatherings in which she might feel her son is getting short shrift. And you should ask the person who is repeating her complaints to you to please stop sharing them. That should solve your problem. Dear Abby: A few months ago I ran into an old friend at the spa. She told me to call her and plan to get together with her. I have called her, but she never seems receptive to actually getting together. She called me once and invited

me over to sit by the pool, but that’s been the extent of it. We’re both married with children and work part time. I feel as though I’m bothering her when I call since she never makes an effort to return my calls or accept my invitations. However, when we run into each other at events or the spa, she’s chatty and friendly. Should I stop putting out the effort? — Can’t Figure It Out Dear Can’t: Yes. You’ve taken the first step, and the second. The ball is now in her court. Stop calling and let her make the next move. If she doesn’t, she was probably making polite conversation when she suggested you get together.

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do? He has always been a dear man, and we are just sick over this. Dear Reader: Tremors are unintentional muscle movements that commonly affect the hands, arms, legs, head, face and other areas of the body. There are more than 20 types of tremor that are often caused by difficulties in parts of the brain that control muscles. They occur at any age but are more common in middle-aged and older men and women. The cause of body shaking (tremors) depends on which body parts are involved. Simple possibilities include a feeling of apprehension or nervousness brought on by an event that occurred or is pending; prescribed drugs such as stimulants and amphetamines with

shaking as a side effect; the excessive use of alcohol or withdrawal from it; or stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Beyond the body shaking, you indicate your son continues to smoke and cough, his complexion is gray and he appears unhealthy. This is of more concern to me from a medical point of view. He may have cardiac abnormalities, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or other more ominous problems. If his wife indicates he is fine, it would likely be in his best interest to make an appointment with another physician for a complete examination, blood work, X-rays, an EKG and anything else the doctor deems appropriate. My guess is that he should also consult a topnotch neurologist, who can get to the bottom of his tremors and get him back on track.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — When everything is running smoothly, you’re a delightful person to be around. However, there is a slim chance something could get ugly, so don’t let less desirable traits prevail. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You might be tempted to manipulate someone for the purpose of making him/her feel indebted or obligated to you in order to get something you want. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Even if you just want to be a good friend, don’t lend money to a pal who has trouble paying people back. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If you kid yourself into believing that you have more clout than you actually possess, you’re likely to get your-

self drawn into a situation in which you’ll be overmatched. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Failing to promptly pay back what you promised is likely to generate some new complications for you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — When it comes to your entertainment needs, budget your spending money very wisely. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Something you’d like to do with friends might get rejected by one person in the group, but instead of fueling the discord, see if you can work out some kind of compromise. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’re an individual who likes to be helpful to others when you can, but think twice before volunteering aid that might not be in the recipient’s

best interest. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Fellow friends might get angry if you attempt to adjust some arrangements that everyone had agreed upon to better suit your new time and needs. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Minor disagreements between you and your mate will be easily resolved without incident. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’ll be inviting trouble if you start throwing your weight around with subordinates. If something needs to be changed, handle the matter respectfully and tactfully. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If at all possible, avoid any risky bet that would require a large cash outlay by you.

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01. Legals Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 20th day of December, 2005 and acknowledged on the 20th day of December, 2005, Anthony D McCloud, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Ellis and Ellis, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1567 at Page 717 #229603; and WHEREAS, on the 28th day of September, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 353 Instrument #282337; and WHEREAS, on the 30th day of September, 2010 the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 444 Instrument #282472; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 18th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Forty-Eight (48) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat of which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 10th day of February, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ASH/F10-2586 Publish: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11(3t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 13th day of April, 2007, and acknowledged on the 13th day of April, 2007, Robert Butler, a single man, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1651 at Page 68 #244839; and WHEREAS, on the 7th day of September, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 266 Instrument #282215; and WHEREAS, on the 20th day of September, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1514 at Page 267 Instrument #282216; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 25th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Two (2) of that certain survey in said City of Vicksburg known as the Dyer and Feld Survey in Section Thirty-four (34) Township Sixteen (16) North, Range Three East as shown by a plat duly recorded in Book 116 at Page 131 of the Land Records in the Office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 18th day of February, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 lca/F10-2142 Publish: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18(3t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 25th day of July, 2005, and acknowledged on the 25th day of July, 2005, Michelle Carroll, a single woman and John D. Harmon, a single woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto James L. Robertson, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1545 at Page 518; and WHEREAS, on the 26th day of September, 2008, Mortgage Electronic

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01. Legals Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, National Association fka The Bank of New York Trust Company, N.A. as successor trustee to JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. as Trustee for 2005RS9 RAMP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 54 Instrument #261986; and WHEREAS, on the 26th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 55 Instrument #261987; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 25th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: That certain lot, tract, or parcel of land, lying and being situated in Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Part of Lot 88 of WARRENTON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Part "E" of Part II, Warren County, Mississippi, as shown by Plat attached to that certain warranty deed, recorded in Deed Book 1018 at Page 166 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, and being a resurvey of the original Lot 88 in Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part "E" of Part II as shown on a plat recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 69 of the aforesaid land records, said tract or parcel of land herein conveyed hereby is more particularly described as follows: Part of Lot 88, WARRENTON HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, Part "E" of Part 2 as recorded in Plat Book 2 at Page 69 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest Corner of said Lot 88, thence with the East line of Linda Drive, North 00 degrees 50 minutes West, 60.0 feet, thence with said East line of Linda Drive, North 14 degrees 35 minutes West 63.0 feet, thence North 81 degrees 46 minutes East 181.96 feet, thence South 03 degrees 55 minutes East, 102.93 feet to the North line of an unnamed street, thence with the North line of said unnamed street, South 75 degrees 25 minutes West, 176.05 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.45 acres, more or less. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 21st day of February, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F08-2762 Publish: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18(3t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 26th day of September, 2008, and acknowledged on the 26th day of September, 2008, Odessa Foster aka Odessa Hemphill Foster, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Cindy R. Palmer, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1699 at Page 163 Instrument #261884; and WHEREAS, on the 6th day of July, 2010, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1510 at Page 611 Instrument #278593; and WHEREAS, on the 6th day of July, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as

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Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1510 at Page 644 Instrument #278649; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 25th day of March, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: The following property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lots 10 and 11, extension to Sky Heights Subdivision, City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 116 at page 169 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the East side of Sky Farm Avenue, said point being the corner common to Lots 10 and 11 of the extension to Sky Heights Subdivision; run thence South 68 degrees 28 minutes East, 273.0 feet to a point on the Western right-of-way line of Leatrice Lane South 47 degrees 11 minutes West, 218.7 feet; thence North 50 degrees 16 minutes West, 195.2 feet to a point on the Eastern side of Sky Farm Avenue, said point being the corner common to Lots 9 and 10 of the extension to Sky Heights Subdivision; thence along the Eastern right-of-way of Sky Farm Avenue with a curve to the left, a chord of North 24 degrees 24 minutes East, 136.3 feet to the Point of Beginning. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 28th day of February, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 lca/F10-1747 Publish: 3/4, 3/11, 3/18(3t)

at 10:30 a.m., and at said hearing you should appear and show cause, if any you can, why the relief sought by the Plaintiff should not be granted by the Court. Failure to appear at the time and place mentioned may result in a judgment against you for the relief demanded. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 15th day of February, 2011. DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY CLERK WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI (S E A L) By: D.C. ISSUED AT THE INSTANCE OF: W. Eric Stracener, Esquire (MSB# 10429) W. Andrew Neely, Esquire (MSB# 102168) HAWKINS, STRACENER, & GIBSON, PLLC 628 North State Street (39202) P. O. Box 24627 Jackson, Mississippi 39225-4627 Telephone:(601)969-9692 Facsimile: (601) 914-3580 Publish: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11(3t)

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: " WRONGFUL DEATH BENEFICIARIES AND LAWFUL HEIRS OF DORSEY MAYES, DECEASED", absent or unknown Defendants, this cause shall be proceeded with as other causes in chancery, and upon satisfactory evidence as to death of said person and as to the fact that the parties to said suit are his wrongful death beneficiaries and sole heirs at law, the court shall enter a judgment that the persons so described be recognized as the wrongful death beneficiaries and heirs at law of such a decedent, and as such be placed in possession of his estate. And said judgment shall be evidence in all the courts of law and equity in this state that the persons therein named are the wrongful death beneficiaries and sole heirs at law of the person therein described as their ancestor. TAKE NOTICE that a hearing will be held in the Chancery Court of the Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi, on March 23, 2011,

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· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

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

•Admissions Director Previous experience required Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC 2850 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986

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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.

06. Lost & Found

07. Help Wanted

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

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

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.

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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Ads to appear Deadline FOUND! Monday 2 p.m., Friday Ads to appear SET OF KEYS, on MurTuesdayray 5Road, p.m., off Friday Oak Ridge. Monday 601-638-7096, before 9pm. Wednesday 5 p.m., Monday Tuesday LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Thursday 5 p.m., Tuesday Wednesday LOST! Vicksburg Post help! FAMILY PET,Thursday 4 month a FREE 3 day ad! 5 p.m., Wednesday Runaway Friday Run old baby goat, Delta LA 601-636-SELL or e-mail Are you 12 to 17? Reward offered. 601Friday Saturday classifieds@vicksburg 11 a.m., Thursday area. Alone? Scared? 415-0266. post.com Call 601-634-0640 anySaturday Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday time or 1-800-793-8266 LOST! Sunday We can help! Don’t miss a day of

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)

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

FAST OIL CHANGE & MORE

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

With This Coupon

TO BUY OR SELL 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.

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EXPRESS LANE • No Appointment Necessary • Open Saturdays, 7:30am- 2:30pm 2135 North Frontage Road Expires: 5/31/2011

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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. www.Centura.us.com

WANTED 1990 FORD Probe GT car for body parts. 601-885-8502.

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

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601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.to the Classified line ads are charged according

of lines. For complete pricing 13. number Situations Miscellaneous information contact18. a Classified Sales Wanted For Sale Representative today at 601-636-SELL.

  

FOR SALE 2 pre loved Female precious pampered Pomeranian puppies. $300 601-868-9212.

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

5 DVD’s for $10, PS2, Xbox 360, games $5 each, VHS 2 for $1, CD’s $2 each, PS3 games $10, Blu ray movies $5 each. Tools on sale, Fishing rods, weed eaters, electoronics. As ALWAYS we pay more for broken or old gold. Riverside Pawn and Jewelry 601-619-1551 • 700 China St.

601-636-6631

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.

Please adopt today!

www.pawsrescuepets.org

HOTEL KING AND Queen mattress and box springs, sanitized. Sleeper sofas. 1420 Washington Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

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

15. Auction

Brody Allen McEachern

January 17, 2011

November 15, 2010

December 2, 2010

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

Child’s Name:____________________________

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17. Wanted To Buy

DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE!

I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038.

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.

A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!

24. Business Services

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

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

sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

19. Garage & Yard Sales 107 BOY SCOUT Road. Friday- Saturday 8am- until. Clothes, purses, household items, lots of jewelry. 112 PINEHURST STREET. Saturday 7am-. Collectibles and much miscellaneous.

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded

• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations

(601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-636-SELL (7355)

DANAWOOD LANE, OFF Dana Road, Friday pre-view 2pm-6pm, Saturday, baby boy clothing, jewelry, nice clothing, linens, household miscellaneous. Multi family! ESTATE SALE REMNANTS, lots of furniture, mirrors, frames, decorative glassware, small chandeliers, much more! Saturday, 7am-12 noon, 102 Robert E. Lee, No early birds. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. GARAGE SALE, 585 Mt. Alban Road, Saturday, lots of clothes, good miscellaneous. No early birds!

114 JENNIFER DRIVE, off Freetown Road, Saturday only, 7am- until. Singer sewing machine and material, variety VCR tapes, books, vacuum, bread machine, summer boy's and girl's baby clothes- newborn to size 4, all size adult clothing, lots of miscellaneous. Rain or shine. 125 ROSELAND DRIVE, off Halls Ferry. Saturday 7am- until. Furniture, Clothing; all sizes, DVD's, sports memorabilia, what-nots and books. 1415 HARRISON STREET, Friday, Saturday, 8am-3pm. 180 LAKE VIEW DRIVE, Lake Park. Saturday 7am11am. Microwave, dryer, coffee table, clothes, miscellaneous. 206 SIOUX STREET (Hillcrest) 61 South Saturday 8am- 12pm furniture, clothes, shoes, baby clothes, baby accessories, lots of miscellaneous. 216 MILLER STREET. Friday and Saturday 7am1pm. Flat screen Tvs, tools, tires, lots of good stuff for men and women.

3 FAMILY SALE, 2151 Culkin Road, Saturday, 7am12 noon, Rugs, 2 recliners, queen size bed, lots of baby items, much, much more!

24. Business Services

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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Mis-Classification

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

Address:______________________________

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

yard and pool items, futon $150, tall oak shelf, teen purs-

• LIVE MUSIC • es and jeans, TV, Karaoke machine. 601-529-2808. Every Saturday No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The9pm-1am Vicksburg Post classified department is the

3508 South Washington Street

Phone:________________________________ Name:_______________________________

Live Crawfish $2.50/ lb

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

Birthdate:_____________________________

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

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Highway 61 South

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Place your child’s photo in our Easter Photo Page. Deadline April 16th. • Age 0-12 mths • $20 per child •

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e& y r w EXECUTIVE 6' WALNUT 14. Pets desk. $300. 601-415-7333. Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

19. Garage & Yard Sales

220 AMBERLEAF DRIVE OFF HWY. 80 3 Family sale Baby & Kid items; junior, men, women USING YOUR TAX classified re- clothes; Place your line adandat lots of fund to buy new furniture/ household misc. 7am-noon computer/ electronics? 5209 GIBSON ROAD. Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Saturday 7am-11am. Plenty of clothes, shoes, houseCall 601-636-7355. wares and much more.

AVAILABLE TO BABY sit af-expiration25 Ads cancelled before date ordered AND 27 inchare ter 11:15 weekdays and anytime Hotel T.V.'s. 12 month at prevailing rate only for days actually run, on charged weekends. $100 weekly. warranty, 1420 Washing601-618-9197, 601-630-9529. 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. ton Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895.

$10 START UP KIT

BABY’S FIRST EASTER

WE HAUL OFF old appli-

Classified ances, Line lawn Ads: mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day cars, trucks, for vans, $8.28 etcetera.

H AVE A H E A R T , S PA Y O R N E U T E R Y O UR P E T S !

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified – Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317.

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

17. Wanted To Buy

CALL 601-636-7535

12. Schools & Instruction

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

12. Schools & Instruction

24. Business Services

PARKER CELLULAR • I-Phone Repair •

Get your I-Phone 3G or 3GS and HTC Hero repaired

GARAGE/ MOVING SALE Saturday, March 12th. 1208 Newit Vick from 7am - 2 pm. Tools, clothes, household goods, some furniture. GOING OUT OF business sale, Lovie's Day Care, 3425 Wisconsin Avenue, Saturday, 7am12noon, 1 year old pool pump, furniture, copy machines, much, much more! 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. INSIDE GARAGE SALE, 1 Riverview Drive, 61 South, Saturday, camping items, tools, grill, ladder, clocks, lots of ruby red glass, furniture, pots and pans, couch chairs, baby furniture, compost maker, miscellaneous items! Rain or shine! MOVING TO THE Cari bbean. Cant take it with us. 3809 Old Highway 27. Saturday 7am- 1pm. Taxidermy mounts, duck stamp prints, hunting accessories, home dĂŠcor, furniture, clothes. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

24. Business Services

W E ACCEPT CASH , CHECKS AND MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

Dewey’s LAWN MOWING SERVICES •Lawn Maintenance •Trimming/ Prunning •Seasonal Cleanups •Rake leaves & remove •Straw/ Mulch

FREE ESTIMATES No Job Too Small

Dewey 601-529-9817

PATRIOTIC • FLAGS • BANNERS

BOSK & BOWER

TREE SERVICE Stump Removal & Lawn Care 601-529-5752 601-634-9572 All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

34. Houses For Sale • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

28. Furnished Apartments

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

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.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

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

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 2 Bedroom all electric. Stove, refrigerator and water furnished $450 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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

SPECIAL!

601-415-8735

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

601.630.8209

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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601-638-2231

34. Houses For Sale McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com OAK PARK. 424 Evans, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood, ceramic, carpet, 10x16 building. 601-6194486, 601-750-6262.

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

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

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1405 DIVISION STREET, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, central air/ heat. $650 month, $650 deposit. 678-571-8049. 1455 PARKSIDE, lovely cul-de-sac, $1,350 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King, newly remodeled, $700 monthly. 732-768-5743 or 601-994-4212. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506. NEAR DOWNTOWN. 2 bedroom, central air/ heat, porches, stove, refrigerator, $450. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org SHORT DRIVE FROM Vicksburg! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tallulah. $700 monthly, deposit/ references/ no pets. 601-218-2746.

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

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.

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC

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

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Bradford Ridge Apartments

• Mechanic Work • Painting • Carpentry • Yard Work • Odd Jobs • Honest • Dependable, • Reasonable

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

Steven, 601-618-6113

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

ARNER

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.

40. Cars & Trucks

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

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

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

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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

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35. Lots For Sale

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

and

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

601-636-6490

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

601-636-SELL

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

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

2008 Buick Enclave. Low miles, clean, warranty, leather, DVD, 3rd row. Must see! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer.

1999 MAZDA B-4000 Extended cab truck. Runs good, clean. LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer. 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. 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country Van. Runs great, clean, leather. LOW, LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

REAL ESTATE, INC

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.

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

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

Downtown Convenience •

Broker, GRI

Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

FORD 3000 TRACTOR. Diesel, box blade, boom pole. Good tractor! $4200. 601-415-6479.

PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-de-sac. Reduced! Call Caroline 601415-7408. Not available for rent!

30. Houses For Rent

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

D&D Tree Cutting

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

601-636-0502

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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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

2006 CHEVROLET COLORADO. 2 wheel drive, crew cab, Z-71 package, very nice, runs great, spray-in bedliner. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 FORD F-250 Extended cab. Maroon, nice truck, good for farm truck or pulling heavy loads. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 FORD F250 Lariat Diesel FX4. White, sunroof, leather, assist steps, 5th wheel, very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

2008 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab. Hemi engine, low miles, power back glass, spray-in bed liner, runs great and clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. 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. NEED A RIDE? $1500 Cash Down, current check stub and W-2, phone bill in your name- no pre-paid, 1 year on job. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

2007 Dodge Nitro. Black, 4x4, R/T package, loaded and very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

2007 HONDA PILOT. Clean, runs great, must see, low price! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

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

FIND THE CAR YOU HAVE HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IN THE VICKSBURG POST CLASSIFIEDS!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


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