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DEATH • Catherine Ann Johnson


TODAY IN HISTORY 1664: England’s King Charles II grants an area of land in present-day North America known as New Netherland to his brother James, the Duke of York. 1912: Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga., founds the Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts of America.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Ed Hands, left, and Max Ford chat during The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, Lenten Fine Arts Series Friday afternoon. This event starts off the series that brings artists of all kinds to Vicksburg to perform during Lent. This gallery featured paintings by Pat Walker and several of her students. Below, Lamar McMillin reads the title of one of Walker’s paintings.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933: President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers the first of his 30 radio “fireside chats,” telling Americans what was being done to deal with the nation’s economic crisis. 1939: Pope Pius XII is formally crowned in ceremonies at the Vatican. 1951: “Dennis the Menace,” created by cartoonist Hank Ketcham, makes its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.

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Jindal unveils $25B budget amid criticism BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s $24.9 billion budget would close outpatient pharmacies for the poor, scrap at-risk youth education programs and cut funds for charity hospital care, parks and museums, and state employees. To keep the budget balanced, Jindal’s 2011-12 spending plan anticipates millions of dollars that still need separate legislative approval and, in one case, backing from voters in a statewide referendum this fall. Lawmakers reviewing the budget for the first time Friday criticized the financing plans as shaky, questioned the level of one-time funding that would pay for ongoing expenses and worried that the state’s free college scholarship, called TOPS, won’t get enough money.

‘This thing’s scaring me. Did Stephen King write it?’ La. Rep. Joe Harrison


“I’m trying to discern the real versus imaginary dollars in the budget,” said Sen. Lydia Jackson, D-Shreveport. Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans, slammed the budget as unconstitutional because it’s based on financing sources that need other legislative approval. Others, both Republican and Democrat, complained about plans to sell state prisons, raise state employee retirement costs and boost tuition charges for college students. “This thing’s scaring me. Did Stephen King write it?” said Rep. Joe Harrison,

Darian Pierce

Ricky Wedgeworth

killed him sometime after in Bessemer, Ala. The medical examiner said the cause of death was strangulation and estimated Cupps had been dead about 24 to 36 hours before his body was found. Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart returned Friday from Bessemer after a meeting with Alabama police, Louisiana officials, U.S. Marshals and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in the multi-state investigation. He said the U.S. Marshals office has set up a task force at their regional headquarters in Birmingham. “There is still a manhunt going on,” he said. Stewart said Vicksburg authorities plan to file carjacking and kidnapping charges today for the two, and Bessemer officials will seek homicide charges. Officials are asking anyone See Fugitives, Page A9.

New earthquakes rock tsunami-devastated Japan

Lenten Fine Arts Series events start at 12:05 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, at South and Monroe streets, each Friday during Lent. Gumbo will be served at 12:35 for $10. • Friday — Harpsichord concert, Dr. John Paul • March 25 — Mississippi Symphony String Quartet • April 1 — Jackson State University Jazz and Vocal Ensemble • April 8 — “Quips, Quotes and Southern Fun,” Mary Ruth Jones • April 15 — Alcorn State University Men’s Choir

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A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of two Louisiana fugitives police believe killed an Ohio man who was in Vicksburg on business earlier this week and found dead Wednesday near an Alabama motel. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering $1,000 and Madison County (Tenn.) Crime stoppers is offering another $1,000 for information leading to the arrests of Ricky Wedgeworth, 36, and Darian “Drake” Pierce, 33, who are believed to be at-large in the West Tennessee area, TBI spokesman Kristin Helm said Friday afternoon. “We do have reason to believe they are in our perimeters we have set up,” she said. “Our main focus is finding the fugitives.” The TBI said they have not had any reports of crimes related to the two fugitives. Wedgeworth and Pierce escaped March 4 from a Louisiana State Police Headquarters compound, where they were on work detail. They are believed to have carjacked and kidnapped 53-year-old David M. Cupps in Vicksburg Monday and

R-Napoleonville. Jindal’s top budget adviser, Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater, described the spending plan as a creative and responsible method of closing a $1.6 billion budget gap. “This budget continues to strategically downsize government while protecting critical services,” Rainwater told the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. He added later, “This budget’s not perfect for anybody, but we think this is the right route to take.” Spending would be cut by $1.1 billion, down from $26 billion this year, but much of the reduction is tied to the loss of federal dollars, including expiring stimulus money, hurricane recovery grants and a declining Medicaid match rate for Louisiana. Also gone is one-time See Jindal, Page A9.

SENDAI, Japan — Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan today, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds of people, turned the coast into a swampy wasteland and left two nuclear reactors dangerously close to meltdown. The United States Geological Survey said a strong earthquake struck just before noon in the sea in virtually the same place where the magnitude 8.9 quake on Friday unleashed one of the

On A5 Japan’s fragile economy rattled greatest disasters Japan has witnessed — a 23-foot tsunami that washed far inland over fields and smashed towns. Today’s magnitude 6.8 quake was followed by a series of temblors originating from the same area, the USGS said. It was not immediately known whether the See Tsunami, Page A9.

Pink eye

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Ralph Allison, a friend of pawn shop owner Phil Tremaine, paints the gorilla statue named Minnie outside of Top Dollar Pawn & Guns Inc., on Washington Street Friday. Tremaine said he bought the gorillas, three in all, when he opened the shop in 1988 and they have since become a colorful attraction.


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Paramedics load Christopher Barnett, 46, into an ambulance after he collided with a garbage truck driven by Raymond Wilson, 61, on Friday morning.

Vicksburg man critical after wrecking motorcycle A Vicksburg man was in critical condition at a Jackson hospital Friday night after a motorcycle wreck Friday morning in Warren County. Christopher Barnett, 46, 2410 Fonsylvania Road, was at University Medical Center in Jackson Friday, hospital spokesman Bruce Coleman said. Barnett was flown to UMC after being taken to River Region Medical Center following a wreck at the intersection of Halls Ferry Road and Timberlane Drive earlier in the day, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Pace said Barnett was riding his motorcycle north on Halls Ferry Road near Timberlane Drive — less than 1/2 mile from Southpark Elementary Schoool — when he rode into a ditch to try to avoid hitting a garbage truck that had turned from Timberlane Drive into the south-

From staff reports A public hearing to abandon part of Kings Point Road has been set for April 18 by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. The county received a written request from the Puckett family to abandon about 9,800 feet of the roadway on Kings Point Island. A formal public notice approved Friday states the family holds title to property on both sides of the

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A Vicksburg woman and a Greenville man were in the Warren County Jail Friday night on separate drug court violations after being arrested earlier in the day. Jenny Lowery, 440 Lake Hill Drive, was arrested at 3:54 p.m. and Sylvester Smith,

A Vicksburg woman was released from the Warren County Jail Friday night after posting bond for receiving stolen property and drug charges. Kimberly Harris, 30, 717 Adams St., was arrested at her home by Vicksburg police at 8 a.m. Friday and charged with possession of marijuana and receiving stolen property, Vicksburg police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Harris’ arrest stemmed from an undercover narcotics operation, Williams said. Police recovered about 50 grams of marijuana and an LG flat-screen television

affected road segment. Kings Point Road connects mainland Warren County with the Kings Point Ferry, which takes vehicles to the island. On Friday, the board also approved: • An application to secure a microwave tower at 644 Culkin Road that has been declared surplus by the U.S. General Services Administration. The tower sits on 11 acres owned by the federal govern-

ment, adjacent to the site of the former WKYV radio station. GSA administers a program for the federal surplus property to be donated through a network of state agencies. County officials have expressed interest in the tower to expand communications abilities for emergency management. • Approved an advertisement for Waste Tire Collection Day, to be held at 9 a.m. March 19 at Fisher Ferry Volunteer

Fire Department’s Goodrum Road station. • Approved a $194.98 invoice from emergency dispatch payable to AT&T Mobility. • Approved a $56.51 invoice from ADP Screening Services. • Approved a $12 check to the Department of Revenue for a new tag on a Road Department vehicle.

History was a terrific success with more than 950 registrations. This outstanding community event would not have been possible without the support of the Vicksburg National Military Park. Though there are too many to name here, we also owe a debt of gratitude to the many volunteers for their effort and service. We would like to thank our gracious sponsors, as well. Casey Custer Race committee

St. George thankful On behalf of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, we would like to express our thanks to all of our wonderful customers who purchased dinners and sweets. Your continued patronage and support is such a blessing to us. Additionally, we would like to thank everyone who gave their time and hard work in preparation for the annual


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Ex-surgeon general to speak at District Lebanese dinner event. We look forward to serving you again next year. Special thanks to the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, whose deputies helped manage traffic. We’d also like to thank our neighboring church, Traveler’s Rest Baptist, for graciously allowing us to use their parking lot during the dinner. The Women of St. George Vicksburg

A former U.S. surgeon general will be the featured speaker during a National Women’s History Month program Thursday at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District. Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who served during President Bill Clinton’s administration, will speak at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. A Schaal, Ark., native, she was appointed by Clinton in 1993 and served until 1995. She is professor emeritus of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Arkansas School of Medical Science.

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Vicksburg woman faces property, drug charges

that was reported stolen last August from a home in the 2500 block of Pearl Street, Williams said. She was released on a $5,000 bond for the drug charge and a $2,500 bond for the stolen property charge. Separately, a Vicksburg man was also released from the jail Friday night after being arrested earlier in the day for grand larceny. Larry Dale Anderson, 43, 915 Fifth North St., was arrested on a warrant at 1:57 p.m. while standing on the corner of First North and Grove streets and charged with grand larceny, Williams said. Anderson is accused of taking a 1978 Mazda B2000 truck valued at $800 on Thursday and selling it to a local recycling station, Williams said. He was released on a $5,000 bond.

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bound lanes of Halls Ferry Road. As Barnett, who was wearing a helmet, was riding out of the ditch, officials believe he fell off the motorcycle and hit the truck, driven by Raymond Wilson, 61, 2025 Rodney Road, Port Gibson, Pace said. Wilson did not require medical attention and no citations were issued.

32, 1347 E. Johnson St., was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Both were arrested by Warren County deputies and held without bond.

Kings Point Road public hearing set for April 18

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A mistrial was declared this week in a Sharkey County armed robbery case when jurors were unable to reach a verdict, District Attorney Ricky Smith said Friday. Curtis Brown, 18, 67 Walnut St., Cary, and Gregory Griffin, 27, Elm St., also of Cary, faced charges of armed robbery in the trial that began Monday, with Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick presiding over jury selection and initial testimony, Smith said. Two co-defendants, Robert Brown, 19, Elm St., Cary, a cousin of Curtis Brown, and Andre Williams, 16, N. Fourth St., Rolling Fork, agreed to plead guilty and testify for the prosecution, Smith said. The DA agreed to recommend five-year prison sentences in exchange for the guilty pleas, Smith said, but the men have not yet been sentenced. Jurors began deliberating around 3 p.m. Wednesday and were dismissed at 9 when they told Patrick they could not agree on a verdict. The four were indicted in April. They are accused of entering the home of a 70-year-old woman who sold soft drinks and snacks and robbing her of about $1,500 at gunpoint. Williams and Robert Brown testified that the handgun belonged to Griffin, but Griffin’s mother testified that it was found under his mattress and he had not been home to place it there, said Smith. Griffin and Curtis Brown are to be retried later, when a date opens up on the court calendar. In Warren County Circuit Court this week: • Timothy Dvone Hutson, 39, 1355 Warrenton Road, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession of precursor chemicals and was sentenced by Patrick to the Mississippi Department of Corrections Drug Court Program for a period not to exceed five years, plus a $1,000 fine and $1,197.50 in fees and court costs. Hutson was arrested Sept. 22, 2009. • Christopher E. Oliver, 28, 4435 Casey Road, Utica, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to five years in prison, including the MDOC Drug and Alcohol Treatment Program, plus $1,732.50 in fines, fees and restitution. Oliver was arrested Feb. 20, 2010, for felony eluding.


Oakland Baptist — Youth camp fund bake sale, today at Super Junior on Oak Ridge Road. Temple Of Christ — Prayer breakfast, 10 today; evangelist Mary Gowdy, speaker; 1922 Pearl St. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Battle of the Male Chorus, 6 tonight; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist — Children and youth night, 6-8 tonight; 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 Fillmore St.; 601638-0794 or 601-831-2056.


AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; public library. 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 tonight, 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 Al-Anon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501

Cherry St.; 601-634-0152.


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. Vicksburg Genealogical Society — 6 p.m. Monday; Mary Collins Landin, speaker; Shoney’s.

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. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Terri Cosey, Department of Human Services, speaker; Jacques’. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 p.m. Friday; Walter Sheriff, president; Vicksburg ASU branch, Cherry St.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Feds probing Miss. mental health system By Molly Davis The Associated Press JACKSON — The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether Mississippi’s mental health system is discriminating against disabled people by funding large psychiatric institutions at the expense of community-based care. The state Department of Mental Health said Mississippi has significantly improved care for disabled patients since the ruling, despite a lack of funds. Critics, however, said state policymakers have resisted shifting funds from hospitals to community care. The state never carried out a 2001 plan to implement a Supreme Court ruling that barred states from over-reli-

ance on institutions. The Justice Department now is looking into whether stateoperated residential facilities are providing the “most integrated settings possible” to people with mental illness or intellectual disabilities, according to a letter sent by the Justice Department to Gov. Haley Barbour on Feb. 25. “If we find systemic violations, we will work with you to develop proper policies and practices prior to initiating any legal action,” Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez wrote in the letter to Barbour. Jan Schaefer, a spokesman for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood, said the concerns stem from a 1999 Supreme Court ruling called the Olmstead decision. The

court held it is discriminatory to institutionalize a disabled person who can live in the community with support. DMH spokeswoman Wendy Bailey said the state follows the law in providing care, despite the Legislature’s failure to provide funds to implement the 2001 Mississippi Access to Care plan. The plan was developed by state officials with citizen input after the Olmstead ruling. Mary Troupe, a disabilities advocate in Jackson, said institutional care costs taxpayers more that community care. “And it’s just taking forever, and we’re not moving forward, and it’s costing the state so much money,” said Troupe, who leads the Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities.

Lake Providence man guilty in ’02 slaying BATON ROUGE, La. — A Lake Providence man faces life in prison for beating, chasing and shooting his girlfriend in a Lake Providence grocery store in 2002, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said. A Tensas Parish jury convicted Jermaine “Spike” Williams last week of seconddegree murder of 25-year-old Tyneisha Raymond on Oct. 21, 2002. He is the father of one of her four children. When Williams was arrested, East Carroll Parish Sheriff Mark Shumate said surveillance tape showed him entering the store and shooting Raymond. Williams was 20 years old at the time. The DA stepped aside from the case because a prosecutor had represented Williams in an earlier shooting. The defense asked for the move to Tensas Parish.

Minor, 2 ex-judges re-sentencing delayed JACKSON, Miss. — The

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS re-sentencing hearing for imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor and two former judges has been delayed until Tuesday so a judge can consider motions to vacate the convictions. Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be re-sentenced because a federal appeals court dismissed some of the judicial corruption charges they were convicted of in 2007. The court upheld honest services fraud convictions and Minor’s racketeering conviction. Their attorneys have asked for those convictions to be overturned, too.

Feds push to rid La. of FEMA trailers NEW ORLEANS — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is pushing to get rid of the last 424 FEMA trailers still in Louisiana

more than five years after Hurricane Katrina struck the state, leveling towns and flooding New Orleans. FEMA has sent letters to hurricane victims still living in the trailers that they must leave the temporary housing units by April 30 or face fines and possible eviction. The majority of the remaining trailers are in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes, places hit hard by Katrina.

Funeral home operator sentenced to 10 years SHREVEPORT, La. — A Louisiana funeral home operator was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for defrauding customers of more than $450,000 in prepaid funeral and burial services. William James McGuire, 64, also was ordered to pay about $463,000 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Donald Walter. McGuire was taken into custody immediately.


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Saturday, March 12, 2011

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JACK VIX SAYS: Lenten Fine Arts Series is a keeper.


Redistricting Counties getting raw deal From other Mississippi newspapers: • Enterprise-Journal, McComb: State Sen. Terry Burton is copping out when he says state lawmakers left it up to individual counties to decide whether they needed more time to redraw their election districts before the qualifying deadline. Most of the counties in the state needed more time, even though only a couple actually petitioned the Legislature to push their qualifying deadline back from March 1 to June 1. As a result, the Legislature has set the counties up — with the county supervisors’ apparent concurrence — to be sued for failing to comply with the constitutional mandate that says every vote should carry roughly the same amount of weight.

The first of those lawsuits fell Feb. 28, the day before the March 1 qualifying deadline. Local branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed actions in federal courts that seek to extend the qualifying deadlines in 13 counties, including Pike and Amite, until new voting boundaries can be redrawn based on the new census data. Pike supervisors, although they were late doing it, also voted to ask the Legislature for a local and private bill pushing the qualifying deadline for district offices back to June 1 to allow time for redistricting. As a rule, the federal courts have said that to comply with the “one man, one vote” principle, there can be no more than 10 percent difference in population between a county’s least populous and

most populous supervisor districts. The deviation in many districts is far more than that. Burton, the Senate Elections Committee chairman, is heavily involved in the redrawing of legislative and congressional districts. He and the rest of the Mississippi Legislature knew two years ago this would be a mess. They knew there would be insufficient time between the release of the new census information in early February and the March 1 qualifying deadline to get new districts drawn, agreed to by the elective bodies and approved by the U.S. Justice Department. That’s why lawmakers passed a law in 2009 that extended the qualifying deadline for legislative seats to June 1 for the 2011 elections. Why they didn’t do the same for the counties is beyond comprehension.

Slashing IRS budget unwise The Greenwood Commonwealth: The Republicans, energized by the mandate they feel they received in November’s congressional elections, have honed in on reducing the nation’s deficit. It’s a worthy goal. With annual deficits more than $1 trillion these days, Congress has got to narrow the gap between revenue and expenses. For the most part, the Republicans have focused on reducing spending, not enhancing revenue. One proposed spending cut, however, would actually

add to the deficit. That is the Republicans’ plan to cut the Internal Revenue Service budget by $600 million this year and even more in 2012. The IRS, no matter how unpopular it may be, is one of those rare agencies that makes money for the government. Every dollar the IRS spends going after tax cheats returns more than $10 to the federal treasury. That’s a rate of return of which few investments in the private sector can boast. If Republicans were truly serious about reducing the deficit, they

would be endorsing President Barack Obama’s desire to increase the IRS’ budget, not trying to undermine that effort. Tax collectors are never going to be popular, but they are indispensable to balancing the government books. Few Americans would pay taxes if they weren’t compelled to, and the only thing that holds down the cheating is the threat of being caught by the IRS. It is irrational to reduce that threat at a time when Washington needs every penny it can get.

claims that his budget allows “level funds” for education. Yet, Barbour cut appropriations for public education by $65 million for districts to push those hated federal stimulus funds forward into the next budget year to make up for less state funds (a $65 million cut). Nor is there any “level funding” considering cuts for the current fiscal year, with the state’s Mississippi Adequate

Education Program underfunded by $242 million and K-12 cut almost 12 percent. The Senate should cut through the malarkey about “level” funding and pass the House measure which is slightly higher than the current already slashed funding.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Mrs. Samuel Hawthorne dies. • J.F. Miller thoroughly refits his barber shop on Crawford Street.


110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The motion of R.M. Kelly’s counsel for a new trial will be heard before Judge Thompson in Jackson. • W.H. Benjamin and daughter, of East Carroll Parish, are in the city.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Lt. Noel Amis, en route to Hawaii, visits here. • Mrs. Louis Ostrosky is making a nice recovery. • Harry Gardiner, human fly, scales the First National Bank building. Archie Sullivan and Bertie Cresswell, charged with forgery and wanted in Jackson, are arrested here. • J.H. Culkin is a candidate for state senator.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941

Services are held for T.C. Kelly, Rolling Fork resident. • Charles Senour, outstanding civil engineer who retired last fall, is engaged as a consulting engineer in development of a revised Vicksburg-Yazoo industrial site and

Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLeod announce the birth of a daughter, Shelli Jean, on March 7. • Brian Keith stars in “The McKenzie Break” at Showtown USA. • Services are held for John M. Evans.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

80 YEARS AGO: 1931

60 YEARS AGO: 1951

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

The front page features Katie Roselle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Roselle, as she displays a record King Alfred daffodil grown by Calvin Pugh at his home on Rolling Hill Road. Katie will celebrate her first birthday on the 27th. • C.L. Hardy notifies police that more than $6,000 in checks and cash was stolen from Vicksburg Concrete Company.

W.J. Vollor and M.D. Landau return from Rolling Fork. • James E. Flowers, prominent attorney of Jackson, is in the city.

The Elite Cafe is damaged by fire. • The American Legion Auxiliary entertains members of Allein Post with a birthday dinner party.

Strand Theatre.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

100 YEARS AGO: 1911

harbor project.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Hart Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Lisa Rose, on March 11. • Miss Lucy Flanagan dies after an extended illness. • Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hollins and children are visiting in Tyler, Texas. • Nancy Kwan stars with William Holden in “The World of Suzie Wong” at the

Country canines not accustomed to city life — or a dog-cussing COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — When I walk the dogs in this town, I’m glad my grandfather isn’t alive to see. My dogs are country dogs, used to following their noses into the woods and through the branch and to the supper dish. They haven’t often been led about on leashes or clipped to look like show dogs or cleaned up after when they do what comes naturally — and often. That last part is the part I’m glad my grandfather cannot see. I’m sure he’d make terrible fun of humans, this human in particular, picking up dog poop and carrying it home in a plastic bag. Who is more evolved, after all, man or dog? I’ve been trying to follow the city rules. Each morning I walk Boozoo and Hank on their leashes about a mile to a city park. They trot alongside their stepsister Hannah, who is more used to city living and has better manners. It’s true there are park signs saying you must keep your dog on its leash. But RHETA in the early morning gRIMSLEY there are never any other people there, or dogs, for that matter. And you can tell many others haven’t been following all the rules, either, as you step gingerly to avoid messing up your shoes. So, at the park, I let my country bumpkins off their leashes and enjoy seeing them frolic and act like normal self-respecting dogs. I watch carefully, at the ready to restrain if necessary. This morning I wasn’t careful enough. Boozoo was barking, sitting under a tree that he hoped held a squirrel. Hank was beside me, sniffing the ground. Before I knew what was happening, Hank was off like the proverbial shot, headed toward a man who appeared to be water-skiing. The stranger was being pulled across the park by two brutes as big as miniature ponies. Hank introduced himself. What ensued wasn’t pretty. Hank is a game little animal. After the snarling dogs made it clear he wasn’t welcome, Hank ran toward me, but then changed his mind. He decided he wouldn’t let the insults stand. He ran back toward the man, who now was snarling, too. “I’m sorry, I’m sorry,” I called, running with Hank’s leash toward the melee. “You idiot,” the man yelled. That was the nicest thing he uttered in a torrent of dog-cussing that would have embarrassed Samuel L. Jackson. I had been prepared to offer a sincere apology and tell him how my dogs had just fallen off the turnip truck and gradually were getting used to being confined all day and all night, which isn’t natural but, I understand, is necessary in a place where there are so many humans and canines. But then the man called me a word usually reserved for dogs, the female ones, with modifier attached. I decided he didn’t deserve an explanation or an apology or even to own two ugly, mean dogs. Maybe, with any luck, some conscientious city person will come along, scoop him up, put him in a plastic bag and haul him home for proper disposal. • Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.


‘Level’ funding for education is malarkey The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: The Legislature is drawing toward the end of its 90-day session with the April 2 end in sight, and a Tuesday deadline for each chamber’s appropriations bills. Yet, public education, the largest single appropriation of the next year’s budget is still in limbo, mired in a fog of pseudo claims. For example, Gov. Haley Barbour

My dogs are country dogs, used to following their noses into the woods and through the branch and to the supper dish.

The R&B Band “Projekt” protests not being hired for Riverfest ’91, claiming unfair treatment since they were hired for three of the last four years. • Vicksburg officials are asked in a petition to do something about houses that have fallen into disrepair in the area of Sky Farm Avenue and Rosedown Street. • The Leadership Council of the Chamber of Commerce honors Vicksmetal for its contributions to education in Vicksburg and Warren County which have totaled more than $25,000 in three years.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Henrietta Thomas Willis dies. • Cook Tractor holds an Open House. • Deiondria Dyia LaNaye Brown celebrates her fifth birthday.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

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The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..........36.09 American Fin. (AFG)..............34.05 Ameristar (ASCA)....................16.82 Auto Zone (AZO)................. 265.93 Bally Technologies (BYI).......35.45 BancorpSouth (BXS)..............15.56 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..........13.50 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)............49.58 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...........39.61 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......47.70 Cooper Industries (CBE)......61.91 CBL and Associates (CBL)...........17.64 CSX Corp. (CSX).......................74.89 East Group Prprties (EGP)........43.07 El Paso Corp. (EP)...................17.46 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...............73.69

Fastenal (FAST)........................61.82 Family Dollar (FDO)...............51.27 Fred’s (FRED).............................13.36 Int’l Paper (IP)..........................25.99 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......12.36 J.C. Penney (JCP)....................37.67 Kroger Stores (KR)..................23.91 Kan. City So. (KSU).................53.03 Legg Mason (LM)................. 34.20 Parkway Properties (PKY).........16.55 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)..................64.65 Regions Financial (RF)............ 7.48 Rowan (RDC)............................ 40.89 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 12.68 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 84.19 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)........27.80 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 43.33 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 22.27 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 45.03 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 19.49 Viacom (VIA)............................. 51.63 Walgreens (WAG)................... 41.93 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 52.59

ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) - Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low Close Chg AK Steel .20 129279 15.62 14.65 15.46 + .84 AMR 80992 6.72 6.57 6.61 + .08 AT&T Inc 1.72f 214676 28.72 28.24 28.46 - .15 AbtLab 1.92f 71270 48.75 48.03 48.46 - .04 AMD 206241 8.67 8.26 8.65 + .23 Aeropostl 92730 23.31 22.32 23.05 - 1.58 AlcatelLuc 265392 5.38 5.10 5.33 + .19 Alcoa .12 222971 16.13 15.42 16.03 + .23 Altria 1.52 x137683 25.16 24.91 25.05 - .21 AmIntlGrp 74202 38.04 35.84 37.35 + .87 AnnTaylr 104740 27.98 26.50 27.29 + 3.08 Annaly 2.65e 143345 17.87 17.70 17.71 - .09 BP PLC .42e 130748 45.94 45.02 45.75 + .09 BcoBrades .82r 127616 18.70 18.40 18.54 - .06 BkofAm .04 1069214 14.43 14.10 14.38 + .12 BkNYMel .36 72980 29.25 28.54 28.96 + .15 Bar iPVix rs 246893 34.60 32.76 33.01 - .91 BlockHR .60 70518 16.08 15.59 15.82 - .02 BostonSci 98758 7.53 7.39 7.51 + .07 BrMySq 1.32 90680 26.43 26.13 26.41 + .15 CB REllis 74340 27.40 25.54 27.30 + 1.50 CBS B .20 73062 24.05 23.47 23.80 + .11 CVS Care .50 80167 34.10 33.63 34.00 - .03 Carnival 1f 98873 40.63 39.12 39.94 - .51 Caterpillar 1.7680092 100.50 97.01 100.02 + 1.63 Cemex .43t 275215 8.83 8.51 8.78 + .18 ChesEng .30 104679 32.97 30.76 32.81 + .71 Chimera .69e 145280 4.27 4.21 4.24 - .02 Citigrp 2961100 4.58 4.51 4.57 + .03 ConocPhil 2.64f 72057 76.93 73.51 76.30 + 1.12 Corning .20 120641 21.41 21.11 21.31 - .01 DeltaAir 192857 11.64 11.15 11.23 + .05 DrSCBr rs 136453 42.79 40.47 41.32 - .31 DirFnBr rs 129352 41.95 40.17 40.35 - .89 DrxFBull s 238422 30.65 29.39 30.47 + .55 DirxSCBull .11e103610 77.56 73.59 76.11 + .55 Disney .40f 68618 43.12 42.26 42.93 + .46 DukeEngy .98 97078 18.48 18.20 18.43 + .11 EMC Cp 189074 26.71 25.91 26.59 + .42 ElPasoCp .04 77762 17.64 17.04 17.46 + .19 ExxonMbl 1.76 173122 82.91 80.10 82.12 + .74 FordM 703567 14.46 13.87 14.36 + .30 FMCG s 1a 218751 49.86 47.28 49.48 + 1.69 FrontierCm .75 83184 7.97 7.88 7.92 - .03 Gap .45f 89926 22.03 21.26 21.97 + .54 GenElec .56 551374 20.48 19.94 20.36 + .26 GenMot n 138315 32.06 31.24 31.93 + .51 Genworth 70492 13.11 12.41 13.00 + .39 Gerdau .25e 136043 13.18 12.85 12.87 - .36 Goodyear 115748 15.05 14.37 14.98 + .93 HCA Hld n 95213 31.29 30.50 31.12 + .10 Hallibrtn .36 142262 44.73 42.50 44.46 + .71 HeclaM 98686 9.19 8.42 9.00 + .26 HewlettP .32 162035 41.87 41.36 41.73 + .25 HomeDp 1f 76245 37.35 36.67 37.14 + .07 iShBraz 2.53e 175761 73.81 72.02 73.14 + .60 iShJapn .14e 608119 10.85 10.75 10.81 - .18 iSTaiwn .29e 131329 14.65 14.37 14.64 + .06 iShSilver 400351 35.32 33.34 35.03 + .67 iShChina25 .63e191012 43.66 43.09 43.53 - .11 iShEMkts .64e 725349 46.18 45.27 46.03 + .47 iShB20 T 3.86e 79335 92.08 91.33 91.55 - .53 iShR2K .89e 704151 80.70 79.28 80.18 + .21 iShREst 1.97e 72047 59.07 58.01 58.93 + .66 Intl Coal 84458 9.88 9.16 9.78 + .42 ItauUnibH .67e 87774 21.58 21.05 21.54 + .31 JPMorgCh .20 192743 45.84 45.25 45.74 + .21 JohnJn 2.16 103140 59.87 59.11 59.69 + .08 Keycorp .04 151189 9.22 8.96 9.08 + .08 Kroger .42 77026 24.00 23.47 23.91 - .03 LDK Solar 93492 10.83 10.40 10.64 - .31 LSI Corp 162306 6.64 6.18 6.60 + .28 LVSands 326821 40.28 38.20 40.06 + .17

Lowes .44 148911 27.21 26.47 26.94 + .26 MFA Fncl .94f 112503 8.25 8.13 8.15 - .05 MGM Rsts 201965 13.17 12.55 13.06 + .19 MarathonO 1 67817 50.35 48.12 50.17 + 1.58 MktVGold .40e 77483 58.24 56.12 57.82 + .99 MarshM .84 68700 30.43 29.17 30.27 + 1.07 Medtrnic .90 89305 38.96 37.77 38.08 - .55 Merck 1.52 x121291 32.91 32.45 32.73 + .21 MetLife .74 100648 46.04 44.81 45.85 + .18 MotrlaMo n 76052 25.42 23.73 25.36 + .15 NatSemi .40 111807 14.93 14.36 14.70 + .54 99 Cents 110795 19.97 19.46 19.58 + 2.90 NokiaCp .55e 131337 8.52 8.31 8.49 + .09 OfficeDpt 77043 5.37 5.15 5.34 + .12 PatriotCoal 77821 22.85 20.33 22.59 + .04 Penney .80 70309 38.61 36.92 37.67 + .86 PepsiCo 1.92 68412 64.89 64.33 64.65 + .22 PetrbrsA 1.20e 84220 34.76 33.85 34.40 - .02 Petrobras 1.20e148371 40.00 38.55 39.43 + .24 Pfizer .80f 397377 19.55 19.30 19.47 + .11 Potash wi .28f 90465 55.22 52.82 54.16 + .39 PrUShS&P 279336 22.22 21.60 21.75 - .32 ProUltSP .43e 155584 52.03 50.64 51.68 + .71 ProUShL20 108496 38.19 37.56 37.99 + .38 ProUSSP500 70731 17.47 16.74 16.93 - .35 ProctGam 1.93 94654 61.70 61.12 61.49 PulteGrp 117885 7.11 6.99 7.01 - .08 QwestCm .32 86708 6.71 6.62 6.68 + .00 RegionsFn .04 118702 7.52 7.28 7.48 + .14 SpdrDJIA 2.96e92477 120.84 119.22 120.42 + .69 SpdrGold 99554 138.93 137.18 138.22 +. 45 S&P500 2.37e1786297 131.31 129.49 130.84 + .90 SpdrRetl .49e 142833 49.40 48.07 49.23 + .62 Safeway .48 87566 22.94 22.14 22.86 + .45 SandRdge 124362 10.63 9.71 10.49 + .44 Schlmbrg 1f 83098 86.88 83.65 86.24 + 1.63 SemiHTr .56e 162825 34.18 33.51 33.95 + .21 SilvWhtn g .12 183977 42.35 38.64 41.93 + 1.19 SwstAirl .02 87379 12.81 12.53 12.72 + .22 SprintNex 1017434 5.15 4.83 5.00 + .10 SP Matls 1.17e 145162 38.03 37.06 37.91 +. 56 SP HlthC .57e 79637 32.79 32.47 32.70 + .11 SP CnSt .78e 72530 29.81 29.56 29.73 + .02 SP Consum .49e106114 39.15 38.51 39.01 + .24 SP Engy .99e 239079 75.65 73.03 75.11 + 1.28 SPDR Fncl .16e853829 16.59 16.33 16.54 + .11 SP Inds .60e 169577 36.83 36.09 36.67 + .43 SP Tech .32e 109882 25.90 25.56 25.80 + .10 Suncor gs .40 85946 43.87 41.29 43.61 + .95 Suntech 123560 8.45 7.97 8.04 - .43 Supvalu .35 76279 7.75 7.52 7.56 - .13 Synovus .04 98563 2.56 2.53 2.55 + .02 TaiwSemi .47e 131022 12.26 12.04 12.21 + .10 TenetHlth 82420 7.25 7.04 7.09 - .15 Tesoro 72547 24.61 22.62 24.51 + 1.91 TexInst .52 133256 34.94 34.02 34.39 + .14 TimeWarn .94f 74987 36.69 35.58 36.33 + .64 TwoHrbInv 1.52e113944 10.48 10.25 10.39 - .28 UBS AG 77617 18.76 18.54 18.59 - .02 US Bancrp .20 86427 27.33 26.90 27.16 - .02 US NGs rs 119646 10.53 10.35 10.40 + .18 US OilFd 258229 41.02 40.36 40.69 - .71 USSteel .20 109304 55.37 53.25 55.14 + 2.39 Vale SA .76e 239578 32.42 31.49 32.17 + .26 Vale SA pf .76e 80467 28.55 27.76 28.36 + .28 ValeroE .20 157692 28.13 26.53 27.98 + 1.66 VangEmg .82e 184973 46.56 45.75 46.37 + .33 VerizonCm 1.95166011 36.38 35.65 35.85 - .55 WalMart 1.46f 143992 52.95 52.14 52.59 - .06 WeathfIntl 127770 21.14 19.85 20.73 + .45 WellsFargo .20 216176 32.48 31.94 32.38 + .32 WstnRefin 69408 15.70 14.13 15.30 + 1.16 Weyerh .60f 109810 24.53 23.02 24.38 + 1.43 XL Grp .44f x70406 22.31 21.17 22.22 - .01 Xerox .17 87607 10.48 10.30 10.40 + .07 Yamana g .12a 73027 12.75 12.22 12.73 + .26

smart money Q: I am a great fan of your no-nonsense advice. I hear you loud and clear when you say leaving undivided property to children BRUCE is a bad idea. However, we are Orthodox Jews who own a flat in Jerusalem. It has always been a dream of mine to leave it to my children to be used as a sort of time-share for them and their families. Property there is unique and not so easy to come by. What would you advise me to do? — Lisa, via e-mail A: You have repeated what I have said that leaving undivided property to children is a bad idea. Nothing you have said has persuaded me that


you’re a different situation. Conditions change where one family member may wish to keep this home in Jerusalem to go home to from time to time. Other circumstances may dictate they want out. My advice remains constant; in your will I would direct my executor/personal representative to approach all of the children and advise them upon your direction for the house in Jerusalem to be sold. If any of them wish to buy out their siblings, so be it. If more than one wishes to buy it, they can do it by simple lottery or by bidding. If parents want to drive a huge wedge between brothers and sisters, leave property, particularly valuable property, with an undivided interest. I would urge you to consider some type of arrangement such as I outlined. •

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Quake, tsunami rock fragile Japan economy By The Associated Press The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Friday forced multinational companies to close factories, fight fires and move workers, inflicting at least short-term damage on the Japan’s fragile economy. Assessing the full economic impact was impossible in the hours after the quake. But traffic clogged streets, trains stopped, flights were grounded and phone service was disrupted or cut off. U.S. companies DuPont and Procter & Gamble said communications problems made it hard to gauge the effect on their operations in Japan. Japanese stocks plunged. The benchmark Nikkei index fell 1.7 percent, and the Japanese market was only open for about 15 minutes after the quake. And in the long run, the disaster could help the Japanese economy as reconstruction projects put people back to work. Natural disasters “do eventually boost output,� said David Hensley, an economist at JPMorgan Chase. The 1989 San Francisco earthquake and the 1994 Northridge quake outside Los Angeles, for example, ultimately helped the local California economies, he said. Takuji Okubo, an analyst at French bank Societe Gener-

trast, the U.S. government estimates the American economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate over the same period. Japan’s central bank vowed to do everything necessary to keep financial markets stable, including pumping cash into the financial system. Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s biggest automaker, closed two auto assembly plants. The company operates 15 plants in Japan. There were no immediate reports of injuries among its workers, spokeswoman Monika Saito said. Parts makers were also shut down, she said. Honda is closing four plants temporarily. A Honda employee was killed and more than 30 people were injured when walls and parts of a ceiling crumbled at a Honda research facility in northeastern Tochigi prefecture, the company said. Nissan Motor Co. shut down production at five of its plants in northeastern Japan and in the Yokohama area near Tokyo. It said two workers were slightly injured at its Tochigi plant and its technical center in Kanagawa prefecture, near Tokyo. For Japanese manufacturers overall, “there will be losses for a couple of months because of disruptions to the supply chain,� Smitka says.

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Traders watch developments of the earthquake in Japan on Friday. ale, said Japan’s economy will probably take a hit in March and then rebound strongly. Japanese consumers will need to replace lost cars and appliances, and reconstruction will start. “The earthquake will most likely lead to stronger growth in 2011, rather than weaker,� Okubo said. Okubo noted that industrial production in Japan fell 2.6 percent in January 1995, the month of the devastating earthquake near the city of Kobe. But it rebounded 2.2 percent the following month and 1 percent the month after that. Overall, Japan’s economy grew 1.9 percent that year and 2.6 percent in 1996, Okubo said — faster than the anemic pace it had been growing. In 1996,

private consumption rose at double the rate of an average year between 1995 and 2004. On Friday, Japanese auto companies halted production at some assembly plants. But it was not clear whether the catastrophe would have a major effect on the global auto industry. Japan’s central Aichi prefecture, site of much of the country’s auto manufacturing, is far from the disaster zone in northeastern Japan. Ephraim Levy, an auto industry analyst with Standard & Poor’s Equity Research, cautioned, though, that it was still hard to assess the damage to Japanese infrastructure. The Japanese economy has been stagnant for more than a decade. It shrank at a 1.3 percent annual pace in the final three months of 2010. By con-

Stocks end week with modest gains; oil falls NEW YORK — Stocks finished a down week with modest gains Friday as investors gauged the fallout from a massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan and triggered tsunami waves from Asia to California. The prospect of falling oil demand from Japan sent crude oil prices down to $101 a barrel. One day after its biggest fall since August, the Dow Jones industrial average gained 59.79 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,044.40. The S&P 500 rose 9.17, or 0.7 percent, to 1,304.28. The Nasdaq composite gained 14.59, or 0.5 percent, to 2,715.61.

First iPad 2 sales greeted by long lines SAN FRANCISCO — The updated version of Apple Inc.’s iPad tablet computer went on sale Friday afternoon, and was greeted by the now-familiar lines of buyers outside Apple stores. When the original version of the iPad went on sale in April, Apple said it sold more than 300,000 in the first day. It ended up selling more than 15 million in the first nine months, including 7.3 million to holiday shoppers in the October-December quarter.

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WTO rules in China’s favor in trade dispute GENEVA — China is declaring victory after a World Trade Organization ruling Friday that the U.S. illegally imposed two classes of punitive duties on Chinese exports in 2007. WTO judges said the U.S. could not apply anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties. The U.S. had imposed up to 20 percent tariffs on Chinese tires, sacks and steel pipes.

American Airlines gives up fare hike DALLAS — American Airlines is giving up on attempts to boost prices $10 on roundtrips within the U.S. after other airlines declined to match the increase. Airlines have raised prices several times this year, citing the need to cover the rising price of fuel, which can account for more than onethird of their spending. American spokesman Tim Smith confirmed on Friday that American had rolled back the latest increase of $10 on flights within the lower 48 states.

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Budget Battles Wis. gov.: Support will grow for new law MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed into law the proposal that eliminates most union rights for public employees, saying he had “no doubt” that support for the measure would grow over time. The governor’s signature on the bill quietly concluded a debate over collective bargaining that provoked three weeks of loud, relentless protests at the Capitol. “What we’re doing here, I think, is progressive. It’s innovative. It’s reform that leads the country, and we’re showing there’s a better way by sharing in that sacrifice with all of us in government,” Walker said. Walker, the 43-year-old son of a preacher who has swiftly become one of the most polarizing politicians in the country, signed the legislation in private Friday morning. At a ceremonial signing later in the

day, he said the new law would be “good for the middle class for years to come.” The governor insisted the proposal was necessary to balance the state budget, and he never backed down, even after 14 Senate Democrats fled the state in an attempt to block the bill. The drama touched off an intense national debate over labor rights for public employees. Parts of the fight were sure to continue in the courts and in the battle over the broader state budget. On Friday, the Democratic executive of Dane County asked a court to find passage of the law to be unconstitutional, arguing in part that it was adopted without the required quorum. A judge denied an emergency request to block the measure and scheduled a longer hearing for Wednesday. The law does not take effect


Obama, McConnell target entitlements differently

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs a bill at a ceremonial event Friday. until the state issues an official notice that it has been enacted, and the notice is published in the Madison newspaper. Secretary of State Doug La Follette said he typically takes 10 business days to send the notice. Given the court action, he said he was not going to act any sooner than that.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and the Senate’s top Republican both declared on Friday they want to take on the huge entitlement programs driving America’s long-term deficits — but their lines of attack differed sharply and that could lead to a showdown over government borrowing. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell warned that GOP senators would not vote to increase the federal debt limit unless Obama agreed to significant long-term budget savings that could include cost curbs for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, laying down a high-stakes marker just weeks before the limit is reached. Obama said he also wants to tackle military spending and tax loopholes — issues on which he can expect Republican opposition. Congress is expected to

approve a three-week stopgap measure next week to buy more time for negotiations on a longer-term bill. The bipartisan measure contains $6.1 billion in budget savings by rescinding unneeded money from the Census Bureau and other accounts, killing programs proposed for termination by Obama and emptying accounts set aside for lawmakers’ earmarks. The short-term spending plan involves day-to-day operating budgets — not major benefit programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that are seen by most budget experts as long-term contributors to the nation’s spiraling debt. The three programs will make up more than 40 percent of federal spending next year. If left unchecked, they will grow to more than 60 percent of federal spending by 2035, when baby boomers will be at least 70.

Tsunami Continued from Page A1. new quakes caused any more damage. All were part of the more than 125 aftershocks since Friday’s massive quake, the strongest to hit Japan since officials began keeping records in the late 1800s. It ranked as the fifthlargest earthquake in the world since 1900 and was nearly 8,000 times stronger than one that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, last month, scientists said. The official death toll stood at 413, while 784 people were missing and 1,128 injured. In addition, police said between 200 and 300 bodies were found along the coast in Sendai, the biggest city in the area of the quake’s epicenter. An untold number of bodies were also believed to be lying in the rubble and debris. Rescue workers had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas. “The flood came in from behind the store and swept around both sides. Cars were flowing right by,” said Wakio Fushima, who owns a convenience store in this northern coastal city of 1.02 million people, 80 miles from the quake’s epicenter. Smashed cars and small airplanes were jumbled up against buildings near the

local airport, several miles from the shore. “The tsunami was unbelievably fast. Smaller cars were being swept around me and all I could do was sit in my truck,” said truck driver Koichi Takairin, 34, who was pinned in his truck and later escaped to a community center. The situation was similar in scores of other towns and cities along the 1,300-milelong eastern coastline hit by the tsunami. Japan also declared its firstever states of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants after the units lost cooling ability in the aftermath of the earthquake, and workers struggled to prevent meltdowns. Two of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Futaba town were in danger and could face a meltdown if all possible safety procedures fail. Authorities said the breakdown happened after the quake knocked out power, turning off the water supply needed to cool the system. Although a backup cooling system was being used, Japan’s nuclear safety agency said pressure inside

the reactor had risen to 1 1/2 times the level considered normal. Authorities said radiation levels had jumped 1,000 times normal inside Unit 1 and were measured at eight times normal outside the plant. They expanded an earlier evacuation zone more than threefold, from 3 kilometers to 10 kilometers (2 miles to 6.2 miles). About 3,000 people were urged to leave their homes in the first announcement. Japan gets about 30 percent of its electricity from nuclear power plants. Authorities warned citizens to be prepared for severe power cuts. More than 1 million households across Japan, mostly in the northeast, still didn’t have access to water. The tsunami swept inland about 6 miles, and beyond that most buildings appeared undamaged from the outside. TV footage showed several people standing on the roof of a three-story building in Miyagi prefecture (state), surrounded by mud. A man waved a big white flag, and a woman was lifting two pink umbrellas, signaling for help. Elsewhere, aerial footage



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money for oil spill response efforts. State general fund spending would increase by $529 million, nearly 7 percent. About $474 million in onetime money also would be used to make the numbers work. Rainwater’s presentation Friday officially kicked off the budget negotiations. The House Appropriations Committee will begin combing through the details of the proposal later this month. Lawmakers aren’t expected to devise a final version until June. The plan would apply to the fiscal year beginning July 1.

Those facing the biggest cuts include the state’s charity hospitals, social services department, juvenile justice programs, recreation and tourism department, and employees. The governor recommends eliminating nearly 4,100 state positions, a move that could force up to 2,000 workers from their jobs. He proposes raising state employee retirement costs by 3 percent and suspending their annual pay raises for a second year.

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

Catherine Ann Johnson Catherine Ann Johnson died Friday, March 11, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 55. Ms. Johnson was a native of Carthage and had lived in Vicksburg since 1965. She was a graduate of Warren Central High School and Mis-

sissippi State College for Women. She was a retired teacher having taught in the Vicksburg and Warren County schools for many years. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include her mother, Mary W. Johnson of Vicksburg; and a sister, Marilyn Johnson of Vicksburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 10 a.m. until the service.

with information to call 601636-2511, Stewart at 601-8311168, or TBI at 1-800-824-3463. Wedgeworth, a Memphis native, was convicted of armed robbery in Louisiana in 2006. He is white, 5-foot-8 and about 145 pounds with reddish brown hair and brown eyes. He has tat-





Mostly sunny with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the lower 40s

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 Sunday-tuesday Chance of showers Monday; highs in the mid-60s; lows in the lower 50s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the mid70s; lows in the lower 50s Sunday-tuesday Chance of showers Monday; highs in the mid-60s; lows in the mid-50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 65º Low/past 24 hours............... 40º Average temperature......... 53º Normal this date................... 57º Record low..............25º in 1998 Record high............87º in 1900 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............4.17 inches Total/year.............. 12.38 inches Normal/month......2.28 inches Normal/year........ 12.61 inches

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A residential area affected by a tsunami is seen in Soma, Fukushima, northern Japan today. showed military helicopters lifting people on rescue tethers from rooftops and partially submerged buildings surrounded by water and debris. At one school, a large white “SOS” had been spelled out in English. The entire Pacific had been put on alert — including coastal areas of South Amer-

toos 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.

ica, Canada and Alaska — but waves were not as bad as expected. President Barack Obama pledged U.S. assistance following what he called a potentially “catastrophic” disaster. He said one U.S. aircraft carrier is already in Japan and a second was on its way.

Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................12:07 A.M. Most active................. 6:21 P.M. Active...........................12:35 P.M. Most active.................. 6:49 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 6:08 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:09 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:16

RIVER DATA friday 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 friday Land....................................83.1 River....................................85.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 52.3 Monday.................................. 52.4 Tuesday.................................. 52.4 Memphis Sunday.................................... 32.7 Monday.................................. 33.5 Tuesday.................................. 34.0 Greenville Sunday.................................... 43.9 Monday.................................. 44.3 Tuesday.................................. 44.6 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 38.4 Monday.................................. 38.7 Tuesday.................................. 39.1


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Libya: Gadhafi forces show growing confidence ZAWIYA, Libya â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Moammar Gadhafiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regime showed growing confidence Friday after retaking a strategic site near Tripoli following days of relentless shelling against protestersturned-rebels as it strengthened its hold on the capital and surrounding areas. Government forces also captured a key oil town in the east and fought to dislodge rebels who took refuge among towering storage containers of crude oil and gas in nearby facilities. Zawiyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main square, which had been a key center of resistance to the west of the capital, bore the scars of battle and the streets were lined with tanks as loyalists waving green flags rallied amid a heavy presence of uniformed pro-Gadhafi troops and snipers. There was talk of rebel bodies having been bulldozed away, and the dome and minaret of the nearby mosque were demolished. With Gadhafiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s men also on the march against rebels in the east, Western nations appeared in disarray over how to stop the bloodshed. President Barack Obama said a no-fly zone over Libya to protect the civilian population from the Gadhafi regimeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fighter jets remains a possibility as â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are slowly tightening the nooseâ&#x20AC;? around Gadhafi, but he stopped short of moving toward military action. The European Union, meanwhile, said a no-fly zone would need diplomatic backing from international organizations like the Arab League, which was to discuss situation in Libya on Saturday in Cairo. The capture of Zawiya, a coastal city of about 200,000 people that is located near an oil port and refineries, seals off a corridor around the capital and solidifies the gov-

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A pro-Gadhafi soldier stands in front of a draped shelled building on the main square of Zawiya, Libya, on Friday.


ernmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s control over the western third of the country to the border with Tunisia. The government still faced a rebel challenge in Misrata, Libyaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third-largest city, 125 miles southeast of Tripoli.

Hundreds flee rising rivers in Northeast WOODLAND PARK, N.J. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; At least two people have died in massive flooding throughout the Northeast, including one in Ohio, where the water was receding Friday. But it continued to rise from western Maryland to Maine, even though the weather turned sunny over much of the affected area, a respite from Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heavy rains. Flood-prone parts of northern New Jersey were under water, which was not expected to recede in some areas for at least a few days. By midmorning, state police said 1,300 homes in near the

Pompton River in Pequannock had to be evacuated, as did about 100 in Fairfield.

Florida loses $2.4B for high-speed trains WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Obama administration has taken back the $2.4 billion allocated to Florida for highspeed trains and is inviting other states to apply for the money, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said

Friday. The project, which would have connected Tampa and Orlando with high-speed trains, was rejected by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican. He said he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to obligate the state to pay for what could be expensive operating costs for the line. Several states, including New York, Virginia, Vermont, Delaware and Rhode Island, have asked LaHood for Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rail funds. But the only project that would achieve the high speeds associated with bullet trains in Asia and Europe would be Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plan for trains traveling up to 220 mph between San Francisco and Los Angeles and between Sacramento and San Francisco.

Army: Palestinian kills five in West Bank JERUSALEM â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Israeli military said a Palestinian has infiltrated a Jewish West Bank settlement and killed five people. Israeli media is reporting that the dead are all members of the same family â&#x20AC;&#x201D; parents and three children. The military said it is sweeping the area in search of the perpetrator and has set up checkpoints throughout the West Bank.

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Parents must carefully foster self-esteem Q: I hear about boosting a child’s self-esteem. How can I do that without making my son arrogant? Jim: Instilling selfesteem in kids is a critical task. Many parents ask how to find the right balance. Dr. Kevin Leman, a frequent “Focus on the Family” broadcast guest, suggests learning “the A-B-Cs.” The letter A stands for acceptance. We might not always approve of our children’s choices, but we always need to let them know we love and accept FOCUS ON them. THE FAMILY The letter B stands for belonging. We can give our kids a sense of belonging by giving our sons and daughters a voice FOCUS ON in family THE FAMILY decisions when appropriate and by listening to what they have to say. Finally, the letter C stands for competence. We can give our children the gift of competence by allowing them to experience life firsthand. This means avoid being overprotective, and fighting the urge to do for your kids what they can do for themselves. Q: My 5-year-old daughter sometimes cries (usually when she doesn’t get her way) and says things like, “Nobody loves me!” My family has a history of depression, and I often wonder if her behavior is normal. Juli: You are wise to be sensitive to the signs of depression. However, the behavior you are describing sounds like a normal 5-year-old reaction. Even so, a 5-year-old can be depressed, and it’s good to know the signs. If your daughter were depressed, her feelings would be less situational. In other words, she would be down, expressing sad feelings even when good things are happening. You might also notice changes in appetite and sleep. Depressed children sometimes withdraw, get panicky, and lose interest in things they used to enjoy. If you consistently notice these symptoms in your daughter, seek help. You also want to be careful not to overreact. If you go overboard with consolation and comfort when she says, “Nobody loves me!” you may reinforce that behavior. •

One-man show aims to shed light on Judas From staff reports Playwright and one-man show virtuoso John Maxwell will present a monologue called “Me and My Shadow: The Story of Judas” Sunday afternoon at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bolton. “The Bible gives scant detail about Judas, as yet he is easily one of the most compelling characters in the New Testament,” Maxwell says. “Judas has been presented in every possible light from the devil incarnate to a misunderstood zealot. Some say he was the best friend of Jesus, while others say he was an outsider and a loner. Ultimately, you just have to do as much research as you can, then go from there.”

DR. Juli

If you go John Maxwell will present “Me and My Shadow: The Story of Judas” at St. Mary’s Episcopal John Maxwell Church in Bolton at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is on Madison Street. The Judas monologue will be presented in lieu of a sermon prior to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, with the Rev. Billie Abraham

officiating. Abraham is also rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bovina. A reception will be held at the parish hall following the service. Abraham, who included Maxwell’s “Judas” depiction in St. Alban’s Lenten Arts Series in 2010, said the biblical monologues, which have included portrayals of the apostles Peter and Paul, and John the Baptist, are moving and authentic, demonstrating the humanity of his subjects and the compassion and love of their creator. “John Maxwell is no longer John Maxwell when he is performing,” Abraham said. “He is the character he is playing. His characters are vulnerable; he lets me see

into their souls. What I recognize are the human traits we share — joy and grief, certainty and confusion, loyalty and betrayal. Ultimately, John’s portrayal of biblical characters points to God’s mercy and forgiveness.” Maxwell, a Mississippi native, is a graduate of Ole Miss. His most famous portrayal is of William Faulkner in a piece he co-authored with Tom Dupree. First performed at Jackson’s New Stage Theater in 1981, “Oh Mr. Faulker, Do You Write,” has been produced in 12 different countries and has been made into a DVD. It’s the Bible, however, where Maxwell finds his most satisfying stories. “The best drama in the

From staff reports

Jim Daly

Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444 Colorado Springs, CO 80903, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. The website is

Raymond historian and author Rebecca Blackwell Drake contributed to this report.

African Children’s Choir to sing in city

Religion as art


world is found in the Scriptures,” he said. “I love putting flesh and blood on the calcified bones of these characters.” Maxwell recently founded Fish Tale Group, a nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize interest in the Bible using modern drama as the catalyst. “One of the most surprising responses I’ve received from those who saw the show ‘Me and My Shadow’ are those people who tell me, ‘It hit too close to home,’” Maxwell said. “And isn’t that what good drama is all about?” •

Choral performances benefiting some of Africa’s most vulnerable children will be held next weekend at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene. The African Children’s Vicksburg First Choir, an Church of the internaNazarene will tionallyhost the Afriacclaimed can Children’s group of Choir at 7 p.m. youths March 19 and who at 10:50 a.m. blends March 20 at singing, dancthe church at ing and 3428 Wisconstorytellsin Ave. For ing, will more inforperform mation, call March 608-634-0082 19 at 7 or visit www. p.m. and vicksburgMarch 20 at 10:50 and www.afa.m. ricanchildrenThe cert is Admission free, the is free, but a church having free-will ofpaid the fering for the choir’s choir will be appearcollected. ance fee, but an additional free-will offering for the children will be collected, said the Rev. Charles Parish, pastor of the Wisconsin Avenue congregation. The concert will feature children’s songs, traditional spirituals and contemporary tunes as well as lively African songs and dances. The African Children’s Choir began 23 years ago with a focus on education. The organization works with several thousand underprivileged children throughout Africa. Choir members go through a rigorous tryout and are selected annually from thousands of orphaned and disadvantaged children. Throughout the years, the choir has entertained audiences at the Pentagon, the United Nations and Madison Square Garden, and has been featured on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “American Idol” and other popular television shows. The children have performed alongside Mariah Carey, Wyclef Jean, Bobby McFerrin and the National Symphony Orchestra in Belgium.

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A statue called “Krishna Fluting” is part of the exhibit Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior on display at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville.

Nashville Hinduism exhibit aims to educate By The Associated Press NASHVILLE — Hinduism is the world’s third largest religion and its oldest continuously practiced one, so it’s somewhat surprising there has never been a major museum exhibition on Vishnu, one of its most important deities. Vishnu: Hinduism’s BlueSkinned Savior is a new exhibit at Nashville’s Frist Center for the Visual Arts that aims to introduce Americans to the visual beauty of the intricate ways Hindus throughout time have rendered their deities. Curator Joan Cummins, of the Brooklyn Museum, described the goals of the exhibit recently during a private tour. “First, to introduce one aspect of a major world religion, Hinduism, to a largely uninitiated audience,” she said. “We assume they are intelligent, but don’t know almost anything about Hinduism. “Second, to show absolutely gorgeous Indian art,” she said, “the very best material from collections all over the world, the most beautiful and rarest examples.”

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Hindu god Vishnu

Vishnu is one of Hinduism’s three most important gods, though that description is somewhat misleading. Hinduism scholar Joanne Waghorne, a religion professor at Syracuse University, said many Hindus, but not all, believe the religion’s many different deities are simply aspects of a single divinity. Vishnu is easily recognizable in paintings by his blue skin. “His association with the skies is one explanation for his blue skin,” Cummins said, “but really it’s

Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior will run through May 29 at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. The center, 919 Broadway, is open daily. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for college students, seniors and military personnel, $8 for groups of 10 or more (reservations required) and free for Frist members and youths 18 and younger. Visit or call 615-7443247. not explained very well in scripture. His skin is just blue.” His role among the Hindu deities is the preserver. He maintains balance and is usually depicted with a very erect posture. Like many Hindu gods, Vishnu is often shown with multiple arms, symbolizing his ability to do many things at once. A beautifully preserved sandstone stele produced in the 10th century in central India — “Vishnu Flanked by His Personified Attributes” — is one

of the introductory pieces in the first galleries. It is one of several pieces that has never been seen outside its home museum or appeared in publications. In it Vishnu wears his typical garb of an ancient Indian prince. His four arms hold three of the four emblems and weapons usually associated with him: a conch shell, a discus and a mace. He is also associated with the lotus flower, which appears behind his head. His fourth hand is raised in a gesture of reassurance. Although Brahma is the Hindu creator of the world, “Brahma doesn’t have much of a following,” Cummins said. “And Vishnu worshippers feel that Vishnu is the beginning and end of all things.” Another sandstone statue, “Vishnu in His Cosmic Sleep,” from central India around the 12th century, illustrates the story of how Vishnu created the creator. As he lies sleeping on a giant serpent in the primordial ocean, a lotus flower sprouts from his navel. Inside the bloom is Brahma. Vishnu is the only one of the Hindu gods to have See Hindu, Page B4.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-415-5360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Monday’s women’s Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bingham Memorial M.B. Services at Bingham Memorial M.B. Church, 1063 Green St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Dorothy Miles, assistant superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday at 11. Covenant begins at 10:30 each second Sunday. Worship with Communion are each fourth Sunday at 11. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the fourth Sunday and at noon each fourth Saturday. The Rev. James Archer is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school under the direction of Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by music minister Jerry Stuart, singing special music. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Mike Coomes will deliver both messages of the day. Evening services begin at 5 with mission organizations, youth and adult Bible study. Worship is at 6, followed by a deacons meeting. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a special time for children directed by Carol Farrar. On Wednesday, Ad Council meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. On March 16, Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet

at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (first-sixth-graders) and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit www.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Activities at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin tonight at 6 with children’s movie night at the youth center. Sunday services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the youth meeting, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Clara Oakes. Senior day at the youth center begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Joe Dimmette, associate minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 with Dimmette. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free nondenominational Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 7 a.m. with the brotherhood breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, will deliver the message. Howard Thomas will bring the children’s message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 4 with sanctuary choir practice, followed by discipleship training at 5. Worship is at 6 with Bryant delivering the message. GROW visitation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, RAs, GAs, youths and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m.

Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first and fifth Sunday. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday and covenant is each fourth Sunday.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Tuesday. Tuesday Night Live worship is each first Tuesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the First Sunday in Lent with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist Rite I at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. A Christian Education program featuring a study of the Sacraments begins at

devotion “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me.”

John 15:26 The Holy Spirit has one cause; to testify of Jesus Christ. He is very single-minded. He’s not interested in doing 10 things for God — just one. • There are some who get caught up in the Holy Spirit. They focus on what He is doing — through miracles, healings, tongues and more. Friend, beware of those who focus on making the Holy Spirit the figurehead of their faith. • The mark that a man is filled with the Holy Spirit is that he is always talking about Jesus Christ. He can’t do any more. He can do no less. I challenge you to make this pledge to God: I will bring my talents, my business, my time and my resources — all for the cause of Christ. This one thing I do — sink or swim, live or die — Jesus will be glorified in my life today and every day! • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

9. Choir practice begins at 9:30. Both are in the parish hall. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the parish hall. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. Elliott will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg.

“MAAD” meetings begin at 5 p.m. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50 a.m. VBS leaders will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Floral Hall. Wednesday night activities are as follows: Shepherds will meet at 5; supper is at 5:15; children’s activities are at 5:45; adult handbell rehearsal, adult and youth Bible study are at 6; and chancel choir rehearsal is at 7. Visit

Church of Christ

Cross Point

Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch speaking. On Wednesday, a ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. Children’s church and a nursery are during worship. On Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The First Sunday in Lent at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will be celebrated with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. Adult and youth Sunday school begins at 9:30. Children’s Sunday school is at 10:15. A nursery is provided from 9:15 to 11:30. Lunch Bunch group will meet at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday. Congregational supper is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Pilates begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Lenten Fine Arts Series begins at 12:05 p.m. Friday with harpsichord concert by Dr. John Paul. A gumbo lunch is at 12:35.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, Melody Makers and confirmants will meet in Floral Hall. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. UMYF and

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. WMU meeting begins at 5 p.m. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. On Wednesday, Joy Prayer Circle meets at 9:30 a.m. Lenten Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 Sunday and Wednesday night. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided. Call 601-852-8141.

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and

a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. E-groups begin at 5 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare, and DivorceCare begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and children’s choirs at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. On Thursday, Medical/ Dental Clinic, 1315 Adams St. will be open from 2 until 7 p.m. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Chaplain Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown leading the service. Sunday school is at 10:45. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. Fuse begins at 6 p.m. On Monday, Dorcas Circle meets at 3 p.m. Martha Circle and Boy Scouts are at 7. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al-Anon will meet at noon. Session is at 5:25 p.m. Junior high girls small group meets at 6. Chamber choir meets at 6:30. On Wednesday, Confirmation Class begins at 4 p.m.; choir interns meet at 4:45; Supper is at 5:15; Adult Bible study, sanctuary choir practice; music and missions, junior high small groups and senior high small groups are at 6..

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, JOY Group meets at 11:30 a.m. Midday Bible study is at 12:30 p.m.; bell choir practice begins at 5:15; and Ash Wednesday service begins at 7. A barbecue chicken dinner and bake sale is set for March 19 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Dine in or carryout, $8 per plate.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will

lead the music. Discipleship training is at 5:30, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer meeting and WMU meeting are at 7 p.m. Monday. Spring cleaning is set for 9 a.m. March 19.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Jerusalem Baptist Services at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5026 Mount Alban Road, begin at 6 tonight with an appreciation service for Kemp Burley Jr., pastor. Sunday service begins at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 9:30. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first and third Sunday. Pastor aide meeting is each fourth Sunday following worship. On Tuesday, Men of Jerusalem rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Voices of Jerusalem rehearsal at 8. Wednesday night prayer service begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7:30. Youth choir rehearsal is at noon each third and fourth Saturday. To purchase a recording of the service contact Edward Huell or Gregory Linzy Jr., 601-834-8186.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7. The praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 each Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. The usher ministry meets each fourth Sunday after the service. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. Transportation is available upon request. Contact 601-636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor. E-mail

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” a podcast, can be heard at www.markbleakContinued on Page B3.

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The House of Israel Services at The House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. with Sabbath school each Saturday. Evening services begin at 1 p.m. Bible class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Radio Outreach Ministry is broadcast on 100.5 WRTM Sunday morning at 9. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister. Visit

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11, followed by a new members class. On Monday, a “Back to the Basics Bible Class” is at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5, Bible class is at 6. Choir rehearsal begins at 7. Free tutoring is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays. “Perfect Peace” is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16 and Monday through Friday on WUFX-My 35. The 10th anniversary of Linda Sweezer, pastor, is set for March 20 at 2 p.m. with Eyvone Smith, speaker.

Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship begins at 6:30. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 7.

King David No. 1 M.B. Services at King David No. 1 M.B., 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 2 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. For transportation, call 601-6616444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study for all ages. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation.

special events TODAY • Greater Jerusalem Baptist — 6 p.m., appreciation service for the Rev. Kemp Burley Jr., pastor; the Rev. Raymond Gill of Bastrop, guest speaker; 5026 Mount Alban Road. • Jackson Street — 5 p.m., Youth Explosion; mime ministries, praise dancers, soloists, and Jackson Street Girls Club skit; refreshments; the Rev. John W. Carroll Sr., pastor; the Rev. Michael Wesley Sr., associate pastor; • Pleasant Valley — 6 p.m., Battle of the Male Chorus; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. • Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church — 6 p.m., children and youth night; admission is one canned good; movies, games and refreshments; Oak Ridge Youth Center.

SUNDAY • Bethlehem M.B. — 11 a.m., installation service with the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr.; the Rev Byron Maxwell, pastor of Cool Spring Church and choir; 3055 N. Washington St. • Mount Pilgrim Baptist — 11 a.m., 13th anniversary of Joseph Brown, pastor; Adrian Clark, guest speaker; dinner served; 1917 Heather Drive. • Providence M.B. — 1 p.m., 13th anniversary of Earl Cosey Sr., pastor, and wife Julia; the Rev. Earl Cosey Jr., speaker; The United Men of Christ; 7070 Fisher Ferry Road.

WEDNESDAY • St. Alban’s Episcopal — 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist; 6:30, soup dinner; 7, Irish music with Sandra Melsheimer and Bridging the Gap; 5430 Warriors Trail.

THURSDAY • The Word Church of Vicksburg — Noon prayer, “Come and Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit www. thelivingwordbaptistchurch. com.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the First Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Fifth Sunday services begin at 8 a.m. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before each second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. The senior choir rehearses each Thursday at 6 p.m. Junior choir rehearses the Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Male chorus meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. For transportation, call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testi-

mony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman St. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015.

Dine With the Father”; Darlene Whittington, minister, 601-6292156; 1201 Grove St.

FRIDAY • St. Mark Free Will Baptist — 1 p.m., Mississippi Free Will Mid-Year conference; 2606 Hannah St.

MARCH 19 • New Mount Pilgrim M.B. — 4 p.m., Family and Friends Day/ black history program; 501 N. Poplar St. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 p.m., Books of the Bible; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. • St. Mark Free Will Baptist — 9 a.m., Mississippi Free Will Mid-Year conference; 2606 Hannah St. • St. Paul M.B. — 3 p.m., Mary Lewis, The Role of the Pastor’s Wife; Evangelist Marlyin Bryant, speaker; 5608 Smith Station Road, Edwards. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — 10 a.m., womens fellowship meeting; Michelle King, guest speaker; 1201 Grove St.

MARCH 20 • Greater Grove M.B. — 3 p.m., testimony program for Dorothy Valentine; the Rev. Micheal Wesley, speaker; the Rev. Casey Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • House of Peace — 2 p.m., 10th anniversary of Linda Sweezer, pastor; Eyvone Smith, speaker; 2372 Grove St. • St. Paul M.B. — 1:30 p.m., 8th anniversary of the Rev. Hugh T. Lewis, pastor; the Rev. Jerry colliers, speaker; 5608 Smith Station Road, Edwards. • Soul Saving M.B. — 1:30 p.m., 18th church anniversary; the Rev. James E. Williams, speaker; the Rev. Jessie Jones Sr., pastor; 522 Locust St. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before the first Sunday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-456-0215. Visit www.

Mount Zion M.B.

New Mount Elem M.B.

Services at Mount Zion M.B. Church, Ballground, begin at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday with Sunday school except for the third Sunday. Steven Randle, assistant pastor is the leader. Pearls of Wisdom and intercessory prayer follow Sunday school each fourth Sunday. Communion is each third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Charilie Blackmore, pastor, officiating. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Saturday before the third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Prayer/ Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Senior members breakfast fellowship at Shoney’s is today at 9. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

Narrow Way M.B. Services for Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., in the St. James No. 1 M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601218-8061.

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Services at Mount Givens M.B. Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Alice Scott is teacher. Sarah Cosey is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible study is each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., under the direction of the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor. Choir rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. each third and fourth Friday, under the direction of Karen Baker, musician. The 2nd anniversary celebration for Moore and his wife is set for April 2 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip Burks and Belmont M.B. Church choir. Call 601-6310602.

Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship Celebration begins at 10:50. Hispanic Sunday service is at 3 p.m. Evening prayer and worship begin at 6. The last Sunday of the month the English and Spanish congregations combine for the morning service with dinner on the grounds to follow. The English congregation has missionary service the last Sunday night of each month. Evening activities begin at 5:30 with Recreation for the youths. Dinner and Worship Team practice are at 6. Bible Study is at 7 with adults continuing the Ashes to Fire study. Thursday night is “The Furnace” Prayer Meeting open to all. The Hispanic congregation meets at 7 p.m. Friday for Bible study/fellowship. A concert by the African Children’s Choir is set for 7 p.m. March 19 and at 10:50 a.m. March 20. Call 601-634-0082 or visit www.vicksburg-nazarene. org. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. The Rev. Kuhrman Cox is pastor emeritus.

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday.

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m.

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillum, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Rock of Ages M.B. Services at New Rock of Ages M.B. Church, 2944 Valley St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Ernestine Boone is superintendent. Worship with Communion are each third Sunday at 11. Youth service is each fifth Sunday at 11 with Patricia Stamps, church musician. Choir rehearsal begins at 2:30 p.m. each second and third Saturday. Mission meeting begins at 4 p.m. Monday after the third Sunday. Bible class is each first and third Monday at 5 p.m., followed by prayer meeting at 5:45. For transportation call, 601-629-0088 or 601415-6814. Ushers staff meeting is each third Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Kids Time

begins at 5 p.m., followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided.

Oakland Baptist Activities at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 6 this morning until with the youths having a fundraiser bake sale at Super Junior on Oak Ridge Road. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Children’s church and worship are at 10:45. Music is led by Bryson Haden, music and youth director. Special music is by Crystal Beard. The Rev. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver the messages of the day. Circle of Friends/ WMA Missions Committee meeting begins at 5:30. Children’s choir practice under the direction of Casey Winningham and evening worship with special instrumental music by Marc McCann are at 6. On Wednesday, the youths will meet at 6:15 p.m. AWANAS meet at 6:30. A nursery is provided for all services.

Open Door Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Paul Rush. Worship is at 11:15 with Ken Harper. Joe Branch is song leader. Call 601-636-0313 or e-mail

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Green Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet each Tuesday before the second Sunday at 6 p.m. Mission ministry meets Saturday before the first and third Sunday at 10 a.m. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members class, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, Bible Institute begins at 7. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the First Sunday in Lent at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St., or by calling 601437-5046. Continued on Page B4.


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Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Jordan and Colt Lee will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Confirmation class meets at 6 p.m. Sunday. Redwood Ladies meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Lenten Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Redwood Homemakers meet at 1O:30 a.m. at the Senior Center. Kidz Klub begins at 3:30 p.m. Adult choir practice is at 6:30. Call 601-218-6255.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Activities for St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin today at 9 with a Creativity and Yoga Retreat. Lunch will be served. Services for the First Sunday in Lent begin with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1 at 8:30 a.m. Choir practice under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster is at 9:45. Christian Education is at 9:50. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, preaching and celebrating at both services. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Child care is provided at the 11 a.m service. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bolton will celebrate Holy Eucharist at 4 p.m. Sunday, followed John Maxwell’s monologue, Judas. A reception will follow. Tuesday’s Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of the book, “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Lenten Arts Series begins Wednesday with Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m., followed by soup supper and a performance of Irish music at 7 by Sandra Melsheimer and Bridging the Gap. Call 601-636-6687 or visit

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Anti-

ochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: First Sunday of Cheesefare Sunday; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by the Procession of Icons for the Sunday of Orthodoxy; The Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7 p.m. Wednesday; and Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn at 7 p.m. Friday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-636-2483. Visit

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. Weekly services are canceled due to members attending state workers conference in Jackson Monday through Friday. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Luke Free Will Services at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Elder Billy Bennett Jr. is the pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with the senior choir performing. Rosman Daniels is the musician. Mississippi Free Will midyear conference will be hosted by the church on Friday from 1 until 3 p.m. and March 19 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the First Sunday of Lent at 9 a.m. Station of the Cross is each Friday at 7 p.m. during Lent. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each

Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the First Sunday in Lent with Holy Communion, Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Snacks are available before and after the service in the parish hall. Wednesday Lenten services begin at 6 p.m. with Allman leading the congregation in walking the Stations of the Cross, followed by a discussion on the Acts of the Apostles in the parish hall. Dinner will be served.

St. Paul M.B. Services at St. Paul M.B. Church, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Everlyn Byrd, superintendent. Worship and Communion are at 11 each second Sunday. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Monday. Choir rehearsal is at noon and ushers meeting is at 2 p.m. Both are Saturday before the second Sunday. Pastors aide and ladies auxiliary are at 6:30 p.m. Friday before the second Sunday. Theresa Williams is church musician. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the First Sunday of Lent. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. R.C.I.A. program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Glynn Hall. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is every Friday in Lent after 7 a.m. Mass until noon. Way of the Cross is every Friday in Lent at 5:15 p.m.

Second Union Baptist Services at Second Union Baptist Church, 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. George Martin is superintendent. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday at 11. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before the first Sunday. Usher board meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after

the second Sunday.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon by Dr. Reid Bishop.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice begins at 4 p.m., followed by Bible study at 5 and worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/ prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047 or visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.

Temple of Christ Services at Temple of Christ, 1922 Pearl St., begin today with prayer breakfast at 10 with Mary Gowdy, elder and evangelist of The Word Full Gospel Baptist Church. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday School, followed by worship at 11:00. Women of Destiny ministries meets each second Sunday at 10 a.m. Communion is each first and third Sunday. Baptismal Services are available. On Tuesday, prayer lines are open from 10 until 11 a.m.; call 601-415-0431. Intercessory prayer begins at noon. On Thursday, intercessory prayers begin at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study. On Saturday, praise dance and choir rehearsal begins at 1 p.m. Outreach ministry meets at 9 a.m. each third Saturday at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. Delphine Taylor and Doretha Neal are pastors.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. A nursery is available. Children’s church is provided for first grade through sixth grade. Communion is each second Sunday with music by the United Voices. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday, following the service. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/prayer is at

7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Men of Purpose rehearsal is each first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m. Perfect Praise rehearsal is each forth Wednesday at 6 p.m. Inspirational choir rehearsal is each second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. Agegraded studies and The Gathering begin at 6. Choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with Mike Fields, pastor. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. A nursery is available for ages up to 3. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6 p.m. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Ministers and community members are invited to participate. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Warrenton Independent Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. Visit

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, leading. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.


Continued from Page B1. sculptures, he uses a strap around his knees to maintain his posture. Probably the most wellknown avatar to Westerners is Krishna, who is also considered by some followers to not be an avatar but a god. The exhibit’s many depictions of Krishna may also be some of the most accessible. They include three small, playful sculptures of a dancing baby Krishna holding a stolen butter ball. A watercolor, “Krishna and Balarama as Naughty Children” (Punjab Hills, India, circa 1780) portrays the theft of the butter as Krishna’s older brother distracts their

mother with a tug on her veil. In another, Krishna, now a gorgeous youth, steals the clothes from a group of bathing milkmaids and climbs up a tree with them, refusing to give them back (“Krishna Steals the Gopis’ Clothes,” Punjab Hills, circa 1775-1800). The idea of displaying Hindu sacred objects as art is complicated, scholar Waghorne said, because in Hinduism, God is thought to be actually present in the objects that are worshipped. “Very many pieces were on temples or in temples,” he said. “It’s difficult when they change the context of a piece

of sculpture from a temple setting. It changes something about the piece. At museums in India people, every once in a while, will put kumkum (vermilion) and flowers on the sculptures,” treating them as objects of worship. While some Christians might feel the presence of God in some religious artworks, Christianity tends to frown on this practice. In Hinduism, it’s a different matter. “Looking at an image of a deity in a temple as the living image of God is the way you’re supposed to be looking at it,” she said. “There’s a ceremony that infuses that

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Evening Bible study is at 6. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with youth and children’s ministries. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or www. Evening services begin at 4:45 with Awana. Youth Bible study and worship begin at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Evening activities begin at 5 with family night supper. Children’s activities begin at 5:40. Underground Connections begins at 6. Sanctuary choir practice is at 7:10. Call 601636-5320.

The Word Church Services at the Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:30. Bible Class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Hour of Power Prayer. Noon prayer is each Thursday. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor, 601807-3776.

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Eddie James Lee, is deacon and assistant superintendent. The following activities begin at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; and women’s ministry each third Sunday. Choir practice is held on Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday followed by Bible study at 6. Sunday school lesson planning meeting is each Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.

Services at Westminster

Hindu avatars, which Cummins describes as a more limited version of the god as he comes down to earth. “He has 10 forms, but the list changes, so we have 11 in the show,” Cummins said. Each form has its own legends surrounding it and its own followers. Paintings and sculptures of the avatar Narasimha might look fantastical to many Western eyes, with his multiple arms and head of a lion, but two of the works show him engaged in an increasingly familiar activity: practicing yoga. In both, he sits in a meditative pose with his legs crossed. In one of the

Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Dr. Kevin Hartley preaching the sermon. Elder Mark Monroe will assist. Evening worship is canceled. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Prayer/ Bible study is at 7. Session begins at 7:45.Visit www.

image with divine presence so that when you’re looking at it, you are looking at God. And God is looking back at you.” The exhibit, five years in the making, was organized by The Frist Center and includes more than 170 paintings, sculptures, textiles and ritual objects created in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh between the fourth and twentieth centuries. It runs through May 29 before moving to the Brooklyn Museum, where Cummins serves as curator of Asian Art.

The tie of servitude established between the worshipper and the adored One, between the creature and the Creator, should in itself be regarded as a token of his gracious favour unto men and not as an indication of any merit they may possess. To this testifieth every true and discerning believer.

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prep baseball

Bell rings up Vicksburg Rebs bounced Kentucky tops Ole Miss in SEC Tournament/C4

On TV 2 p.m. ABC - The SEC Tournament hits the semifinal stage as college basketball’s conference tournaments hit the homestretch. This matchup between Alabama and Kentucky is one of nearly 20 games televised today. Complete TV schedule/C2

Who’s hot MATT CROUSE Ole Miss pitcher threw a completegame shutout, the team’s first since 2009, in an 8-0 win over Lipscomb on Friday night. College baseball roundup/C3.

Sidelines NW Rankin coach charged in drug probe JACKSON (AP) — A Mississippi high school football coach and his college-age son are among four people charged in a 10-month investigation into the distribution of Ecstasy, LSD and marijuana, authorities said Friday. Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director Marshall Fisher said in a news release that David Patrick Coates, the 55-yearold athletics director and football coach at Northwest Rankin High School, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute. His son, 21-year-old Joseph Patrick Coates, a student at Ole Miss, is charged with sale of MDMA, the main ingredient in Ecstasy, and possession of narcotics. Coates has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation, the Rankin County School District said in a release Friday. Coates has been coaching at the school for 19 seasons. Calvin Robinson, an assistant principal at Northwest Rankin, has been named the interim athletic director. Also charged in the investigation, according to Fisher, are Mary Jane Miranda, a 23-year-old Ole Miss student, and Marc Frank Davis, 54, of Greely, Colo. Miranda and Davis are charged with sale of MDMA.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-8-8 La. Pick 4: 7-4-4-7 Weekly results: C2

Pitcher fires no-hitter at rival as WC wins 2-0

By Ernest Bowker

By Jeff Byrd Regarded as the best available punter in Mississippi, Warren Central’s Devon Bell can now add a baseball no-hitter to his athletic accomplishments. The junior right-hander bedeviled the Vicksburg Gators, facing the minimum 21 batters in a 2-0 no-hitter Friday night at Bazinsky Field. He allowed just two walks, and both runners were retired at second base. “It was an absolutely outstanding pitching performance,” Warren Central coach Josh Abraham said. “His command was great. He was able to brush some little things off and stay focused.” Bell said great outings at Bazinsky are nothing new. “I had a one-hitter here last year at the Governor’s Cup,” Bell said. This gem, however, was on a much bigger stage in the Division 4-6A opener for both teams. The Vikings (4-3, 1-0) got an early leg up in the division race while the Gators (3-4, 0-1) were left puzzled, especially first-year coach Cody Zumbro. “Hats off to Devon Bell, he pitched a great game,” Zumbro said. “I was embarrassed with the way we hit the ball. You have to put the ball in play. We made it easy for their defense.” Bell had to deal with a makeshift defense after starting shortstop Beau Wallace was ejected in the third inning for running into Vicksburg first baseman Keaton Jones. “I wasn’t going to let that affect me,” Bell said. “I was proud of my defense.” The Gators only hit two balls hard all night. Both came off the bat of leadoff man Lamar Anthony, and

PCA earns another lopsided victory

allowed just three hits and also struck out six. “Clyde Kendrick pitched well enough to win,” Zumbro said. Kendrick’s lone mistake led to the only run Bell needed. In the third inning, Bill McRight had reached on a one-out single but was thrown out stealing second. Instead of one on, the bases were empty for Ashley. Kendrick hung a pitch and Ashley

The ace struggled, the bats were quiet and Porters Chapel even found itself behind for a bit Friday night. With all of that working against them, it still wasn’t enough to keep the Eagles from plowing through another opponent. Matthew Warren’s grand Matthew slam highWarren lighted a seven-run fifth inning that blew open a close game, and PCA went on to take a 15-5 victory over Russell Christian. It’s the fifth time in six games this season that PCA (6-0, 4-0 District 5-A) has won via the mercy rule, although this one didn’t come easy. Russell Christian (4-2, 1-2) led 3-1 after 2 1/2 innings, and only trailed 7-4 when Warren’s blast gave PCA some breathing room. “This is really the first close game we’ve had for a long time, where we’ve had to fight through some things,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “Our bats finally woke up.” Warren’s homer was one of three PCA hit in the game. Jarad Tompkins had a solo shot in the third inning and Montana McDaniel crushed a long two-run blast to end it in the sixth. McDaniel’s homer hit a vehicle parked about 40 feet behind the left center field fence and took some of the sting off a so-so

See WC, Page C3.

See PCA, Page C3.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central pitcher Devon Bell delivers in the second inning of Friday’s game against Vicksburg. Bell threw a no-hitter as Warren Central won 2-0. both went to Clayton Ashley in center field. Jonathan Clay had a liner to left in the fourth inning that WC’s Brandon Gates got to as the only other close call. Bell had six strikeouts and got five ground ball outs, including a double-play ball that erased Taylor Brocato in the second inning after he led off with a walk. Jones, the Gators’ other base-runner, was thrown out on by WC catcher Hunter Austin on an attempted steal in the first

inning. Bell said all of his pitches worked. “My slider was on and my fastball felt good,” Bell said. “I hit my spots really good.” Zumbro said his team wasn’t patient enough. “He challenged us with the fastball and we just fouled it off instead to taking it to the gap like we have been doing,” Zumbro said. Bell’s no-no over-shadowed a fine performance by the Gators’ Clyde Kendrick, who

college basketball

Commodores send Mississippi State packing from tourney By The Associated Press ATLANTA — John Jenkins’ sore left foot began to cause him discomfort in the second half of Vanderbilt’s SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State. Jenkins was shooting so well, it was impossible to tell he was hurting. Jenkins scored 29 points, including nine of his team’s final 11, and Vanderbilt beat Mississippi State 87-81 on Friday night in the SEC quarterfinals. “I felt it quite a bit but I had to keep fighting on,” Jenkins said. “If I didn’t keep fighting on, I knew I’d be letting my team down.” Jeffery Taylor had 20 points for Vanderbilt (23-9), which will play Florida in today’s second SEC semifinal. Alabama will face Kentucky in the first semifinal. “At the beginning of the second half, me and Jeff decided to be leaders,” Jenkins said. Jenkins, the SEC’s leading scorer, missed Thursday’s win over LSU with the foot injury. His status for Friday’s game was not certain until

On C4 • Ole Miss, JSU lose • Alcorn coach Smith leaving the bench pregame warmups. The sophomore guard scored 22 points in the second half, including a three-point play and rare four-point play in the final 2:03 as Vanderbilt pulled away after the last tie at 76-all. Led by Jenkins, Vanderbilt outscored the Bulldogs 11-5 to end the game. “I’m not so sure we could have played much better,” said Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury. “We just weren’t planning on Jenkins jumping up and getting going the way he got going.” The Commodores needed the production from both guards to make up for MSU’s balanced attack. Renardo Sidney had 22 points and Ravern Johnson had 18 for Mississippi State (17-14). Dee Bost had 16. Each team shot well. Vanderbilt made 11 of 23 3-pointers (47.8 percent) and 20 of

22 free throws. Mississippi State made 9 of 19 3-pointers (47.4 percent) and 8 of 8 free throws. There were 14 ties and 13 lead changes. “If you’re a college basketball fan at all, you had to enjoy that game,” said Vandy coach Kevin Stallings. “It was tooth and nail the whole way. Neither team could get away from the other.” Sidney, Mississippi State’s massive forward and leading rebounder, played only two minutes in the first half after picking up two early fouls. All but two of his points came in the second half. The Bulldogs still led 38-36 at halftime. Bost banked in a shot before the shot clock expired for a 29-28 lead and added another buzzer-beater at the end of the half to give the Bulldogs the lead. Vanderbilt opened the second half with a 9-0 run that included a steal and basket by Jenkins, followed by his 3-pointer. The surge gave the Commodores a 45-38 lead, but the Bulldogs recovered quickly to resume the pattern of frequent lead changes.

The associated press

Vanderbilt’s Steven Tchiengang (33) defends Mississippi State’s Brian Bryant (22) in the first half of Friday’s SEC quarterfinal game in Atlanta.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING Noon Speed - AMA Pro Road Racing, Daytona 200 Noon ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Gatornationals (tape) 3:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, qualifying for Too Tough to Tame 200 4 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, Too Tough to Tame 200 7:30 p.m. Speed - AMA Supercross 12 Mid. Speed - AMA Pro Racing (tape) BOXING 8:30 p.m. HBO - Middleweights, Andy Lee (24-1-0) vs. Craig McEwan (19-0-0); champion Sergio Martinez (46-2-2) vs. Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0-0), for WBC middleweight title CYCLING Noon Versus - Paris-Nice, stage 7 (tape) GOLF 10 a.m. TGC - PGA Tour/WGC, Cadillac Championship 1 p.m. NBC - PGA Tour/WGC, Cadillac Championship 5:30 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Puerto Rico Open (tape) 8:30 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Toshiba Classic (tape) MLB PRESEASON 3 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati NBA 8 p.m. WGN - Utah at Chicago RODEO 9 p.m. Versus - PBR, Glendale Invitational WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Noon FSN - Big 12, championship, Baylor vs. Texas A&M 2:30 p.m. FSN - Pac-10, championship, Stanford vs. UCLA 4 p.m. Versus - Mountain West, championship, Utah vs. TCU


from staff & AP reports

College football Four Auburn players arrested in robbery AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn coach Gene Chizik has dismissed four players from the national champions after they were arrested on robbery and other charges early Friday morning. Auburn police said Mike McNeil, Antonio Goodwin, Shaun Kitchens and Dakota Mosley were each charged with five counts of firstdegree robbery, one count of firstdegree burglary and one count of third-degree theft of property. Police said in a release that three black males entered a residence with five occupants at 12:25 a.m. Friday and one was armed with a handgun. Mosley is white. Police said there were no injuries reported. The four were in a vehicle stopped by police based on a description given by the victims, and officers recovered a pistol and property reported stolen from the residence. McNeil, 22, was a starting safety who finished fifth on the team with 56 tackles. Kitchens, 19, and Goodwin, 20, were reserve receivers who played mostly on special teams as freshmen while Mosley, 19, is a tight end who redshirted last season.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 12 1985 — Larry Bird scores 60 points, including Boston’s last 16, to set a Celtics record and lead them to a 126-115 victory over Atlanta. Bird hit 22 of 36 field goals and 15 of 16 free throws en route to breaking Kevin McHale’s team record of 56 points established nine days before. 2002 — Siena (17-18) tops Alcorn State 81-77 in the play-in game to become the first team with a losing record to win an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game in 47 years. 2003 — Damian Costantino’s NCAA-record hitting streak ends at 60 games, one day after he broke Robin Ventura’s 16-year-old mark. Costantino, an outfielder for Division III Salve Regina of Newport, R.I., fails to get a hit in the first game of a doubleheader against Baldwin-Wallace. It’s the first time he finishes a game hitless since March 25, 2001. 2008 — The Houston Rockets are the third team in NBA history to win 20 straight games and ties for the second-longest winning streak with an 83-75 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. The Rockets join the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers (33 straight) and 1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks (20) as the only teams to win 20 or more in a row.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Vanderbilt......................14 1 0 0 South Carolina..............10 1 0 0 Florida............................11 2 0 0 Tennessee.....................10 2 0 0 Kentucky........................7 7 0 0 Georgia..........................4 8 0 0


All Games Conference W L W L LSU................................13 1 0 0 Arkansas........................11 1 0 0 Mississippi St..............11 3 0 0 Ole Miss.......................11 4 0 0 Auburn...........................10 4 0 0 Alabama........................8 5 0 0 Friday’s Games Tennessee 4, Manhattan 2 Kentucky 9, Niagara 2 Vanderbilt 5, Illinois-Chicago 1 Mississippi St. 5, Sacred Heart 0 Arizona St. 8, Auburn 7 Florida 11, Rhode Island 5 South Carolina 5, Cal State Bakersfield 1 Alabama 3, Eastern Illinois 2 Ole Miss 8, Lipscomb 0 LSU 7, Cal State Fullerton 6 Arkansas at San Diego St., (n) Georgia at UCLA, (n) Today’s Games Niagara at Kentucky, Noon Manhattan at Tennessee, Noon, 1st game Manhattan at Tennessee, 3 p.m, 2nd game Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Cal State Fullerton at LSU, 2 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Alabama, 2:05 p.m. Cal State Bakersfield at South Carolina, 3 p.m. Arizona St. at Auburn, 3 p.m. Rhode Island at Florida, 3 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Georgia at Southern Cal, 6 p.m. Arkansas at San Diego St., 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Rhode Island at Florida, Noon Manhattan at Tennessee, Noon Georgia vs. St. Mary’s, at Los Angeles, Noon Niagara at Kentucky, Noon C.S.-Bakersfield at South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Cal State Fullerton at LSU, 1 p.m. Illinois-Chicago at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Arizona St. at Auburn, 1 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Alabama, 1:05 p.m. Lipscomb at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Sacred Heart at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m.


All Games Conference W L W L UCF...............................11 3 0 0 East Carolina.................10 3 0 0 Tulane............................10 3 0 0 Southern Miss.............9 3 0 0 UAB...............................8 3 0 0 Rice...............................9 7 0 0 Memphis........................6 4 0 0 Houston.........................7 7 0 0 Marshall.........................5 6 0 0 Friday’s Games Long Beach St. 2, Rice 1 East Carolina 4, Monmouth 3 Central Florida 13, Wagner 4 Southern Miss 10, Missouri St. 4 Texas St. 2, Houston 1 Tulane 6, Wichita St. 5 Today’s Games UAB vs. Notre Dame, 10 a.m. Marshall at Ohio, Noon (DH) St. Peter’s at Memphis, Noon (DH) Houston at Texas St., 2 p.m. Missouri St. at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. utgers at East Carolina, 2 p.m. Wichita St. at Tulane, 2 p.m. Marshall at Ohio, 3 p.m. Wagner at Central Florida, 3:30 p.m. UAB vs. Kent St., 5 p.m. Rice at California, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games UAB at Coastal Carolina, 10 a.m. Marshall at Ohio, Noon (DH) Wagner at Central Florida, Noon Houston at Texas St., 1 p.m Liberty at East Carolina, 1 p.m. Missouri St. at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Wichita St. at Tulane, 1 p.m. Rice at UC Santa Barbara, 2:30 p.m.

——— Mississippi schedule

Friday’s Games Southern Miss 10, Missouri St. 4 Louisiana College 6, Mississippi College 3 Southern Polytechnic 4, William Carey 3 Belhaven 3, Truett-McConnell 1 Ole Miss 8, Lipscomb 0 Mississippi St. 5, Sacred Heart 0 Today’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) S. 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

Friday’s Games Boston (ss) 9, Houston (ss) 3 Philadelphia 13, Baltimore 6 Atlanta 6, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 2 Pittsburgh 8, Tampa Bay 7 Toronto 10, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 3 Minnesota 3, Boston (ss) 2 Detroit 7, St. Louis 4 N.Y. Mets 10, Florida 0 Milwaukee 4, Oakland (ss) 3 L.A. Angels 9, Arizona 8 Texas 5, Cincinnati 5, tie Oakland (ss) 9, L.A. Dodgers 2 Cleveland 5, Seattle 5, tie, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Colorado 4, Kansas City 3, 10 innings Houston (ss) 7, Washington 6 San Francisco vs. San Diego, (n) Today’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. Arizona vs. Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. San Francisco, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Kansas City, 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, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Cincinnati (ss), 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado, 7:40 p.m.

College basketball on TV 10:30 a.m. CBS - Conference USA, championship, Memphis vs. UTEP Noon ESPN2 - America East, championship, Stony Brook at Boston University Noon ABC - SEC, semifinal, Alabama vs. Kentucky Noon ESPN - ACC, semifinal, North Carolina vs. Clemson 12:40 p.m. CBS - Big Ten, semifinal, Ohio St. vs. Michigan 1 p.m. ESPN2 - MEAC, championship, Morgan St. vs. Hampton 2 p.m. ABC - SEC, semifinal, Florida vs. Mississippi St. or Vanderbilt 2 p.m. ESPN - ACC, semifinal, Duke vs. Virginia Tech 3 p.m. CBS - Big Ten, semifinal, Michigan St. vs. Penn St. 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Southland Conference, championship, Texas-San Antonio vs. McNeese St. 5 p.m. CBS - Pac-10, championship, Arizona vs. Washington or Oregon 5 p.m. ESPN - Big 12, championship, Kansas vs. Texas 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Mid-American Conference, championship, Akron vs. Kent St. 5 p.m. Versus - Mountain West, championship, BYU vs. San Diego St. or UNLV 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Big West, championship, teams TBA 7:30 p.m. ESPNU - SWAC, championship, Grambling vs. Alabama St. 8 p.m. ESPN - Big East, championship, Connecticut vs. Louisville 9 p.m. ESPN2 - WAC, championship, Utah St. vs. TBA


Warren Centra l 001 100 0 — 2 3 0 Vicksburg 000 000 0 — 0 0 2 WP-Devon Bell (1-1), LP-Clyde Kendrick (1-1). HR-Clayton Ashley (WC), 3B-Hunter Austin (WC).


Russell Christian 012 011 — 5 3 4 Porters Chapel 102 372 —15 11 3 WP-Montana McDaniel (1-0). LP-Dylan Nolan. HR-Jarad Tompkins (PC), McDaniel (PC), Matthew Warren (PC). 2B-Tompkins (PC), McDaniel (PC). Multiple hits-Jeff Hearn (PC) 2, Tompkins (PC) 2, McDaniel (PC) 2, Warren (PC) 2, Cameron Upton (PC) 2.


W L Pct GB x-Boston........................46 17 .730 — y-Chicago......................46 18 .719 1/2 x-Miami..........................44 21 .677 3 Orlando..........................41 24 .631 6 Atlanta...........................37 28 .569 10 New York.......................34 30 .531 12 1/2 Philadelphia...................34 31 .523 13 Charlotte........................27 38 .415 20 ——————————————— Indiana...........................27 38 .415 20 Milwaukee......................25 38 .397 21 Detroit............................23 43 .348 24 1/2 New Jersey...................21 43 .328 25 1/2 Toronto..........................18 47 .277 29 Washington....................16 47 .254 30 Cleveland.......................12 52 .188 34 1/2


W L Pct GB x-San Antonio................53 12 .815 — Dallas.............................47 18 .723 6 d-L.A. Lakers.................46 20 .697 7 1/2 d-Oklahoma City...........41 23 .641 11 1/2 Denver...........................38 27 .585 15 Portland.........................37 28 .569 16 New Orleans.................38 29 .567 16 Memphis........................36 30 .545 17 1/2 ——————————————— Phoenix..........................33 30 .524 19 Utah...............................34 32 .515 19 1/2 Houston.........................33 33 .500 20 1/2 Golden State.................28 36 .438 24 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................25 41 .379 28 1/2 Minnesota......................17 50 .254 37 Sacramento...................15 48 .238 37 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Top eight teams in each conference make playoffs ——— Friday’s Games Charlotte 97, Portland 92 New Jersey 102, L.A. Clippers 98, OT Toronto 108, Indiana 98 Philadelphia 89, Boston 86 Chicago 94, Atlanta 76 Minnesota 122, Utah 101 Oklahoma City 104, Detroit 94 San Antonio 108, Sacramento 103 Orlando at Golden State, (n) Today’s Games Memphis at Miami, 2:30 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. San Antonio at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 8 p.m. Sunday’s Games Oklahoma City at Cleveland, Noon Charlotte at Toronto, Noon Orlando at Phoenix, 2:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 5 p.m. Indiana at New York, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Golden State, 8 p.m.

college basketball Conference USA

At El Paso, Texas Semifinals Friday UTEP 66, Tulsa 54 Memphis 76, East Carolina 56 Championship Today UTEP vs. Memphis, 10:30 a.m.

Southeastern Conference

At Atlanta Quarterfinals Friday Alabama 65, Georgia 59, OT Kentucky 75, Ole Miss 66 Florida 85, Tennessee 74 Vanderbilt 87, Mississippi St. 81 Semifinals Today Alabama vs. Kentucky, Noon

Tank McNamara

Florida vs. Vanderbilt winner, 2:30 p.m. Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, Noon

Southwestern Athletic Conference

At Garland, Texas Semifinals Friday Grambling State 81, Jackson State 75, OT Alabama State 73, Texas Southern 66 Championship Today Grambling State vs. Alabama St., 7:30 p.m. ———

Friday’s tournament scores

Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals Dayton 68, Xavier 67 Saint Joseph’s 93, Duquesne 90, OT Temple 96, La Salle 76 Atlantic Coast Conference Quarterfinals Clemson 70, Boston College 47 Duke 87, Maryland 71 North Carolina 61, Miami 59 Big 12 Semifinals Kansas 90, Colorado 83 Big East Conference Semifinals Connecticut 76, Syracuse 71, OT Big Ten Quarterfinals Michigan 60, Illinois 55 Michigan St. 74, Purdue 56 Ohio St. 67, Northwestern 61, OT Penn St. 36, Wisconsin 33 Great West Conference Semifinals North Dakota 65, Houston Baptist 63 Mid-American Conference Semifinals Akron 79, W. Michigan 68 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Semifinals Hampton 85, Norfolk St. 61 Morgan St. 61, Bethune-Cookman 48 Mountain West Conference Semifinals BYU 87, New Mexico 76 Pacific-10 Conference Semifinals Arizona 67, Southern Cal 62 Patriot League Championship Bucknell 72, Lafayette 57 Western Athletic Conference Semifinals Utah St. 58, San Jose St. 54

women’s basketball Conference USA

At El Paso, Texas Semifinals Friday UCF 81, Memphis 63 Tulane 70, Houston 60 Championship Today UCF vs. Tulane, 7 p.m.

Southwestern Athletic Conference

At Garland, Texas Semifinals Friday Prairie View 47, Grambling State 41 Southern 78, Mississippi Valley St. 53 Championship Today Prairie View vs. Southern, 5 p.m. ———

Friday’s tournament scores

Big 12 Semifinals Baylor 86, Kansas St. 53 Texas A&M 81, Oklahoma 68 Big Sky Conference Semifinals Montana 55, N. Colorado 46 Big South Conference First Round Gardner-Webb 69, UNC Asheville 58 High Point 77, Charleston Southern 49 Liberty 51, Coastal Carolina 44 Winthrop 59, Radford 38 Big West Conference Semifinals Cal Poly 70, Pacific 55 UC Davis 44, UC Riverside 39 Colonial Athletic Association Quarterfinals Delaware 72, Old Dominion 55 James Madison 70, Georgia St. 51 UNC Wilmington 63, Drexel 51 Va. Commonwealth 87, Hofstra 76 Great West Conference Mid-American Conference Semifinals Bowling Green 80, Cent. Michigan 72 E. Michigan 61, Toledo 55

Missouri Valley Conference Quarterfinals Indiana St. 80, Illinois St. 51 N. Iowa 87, Bradley 57 Wichita St. 58, Creighton 52 Mountain West Conference Semifinals TCU 61, New Mexico 40 Utah 50, BYU 49 Pac-10 Semifinals Stanford 100, Arizona 71 UCLA 63, California 50 Western Athletic Conference Semifinals Fresno St. 86, Utah St. 76 Louisiana Tech 66, Nevada 59 ———

NCAA Division II Tournament

First Round Alaska-Anchorage 55, W. Washington 48 Arkansas Tech 102, Fort Valley St. 65 Barton 80, Georgia College 79 Bentley 75, C.W. Post 67 California, Pa. 75, Charleston, W.Va. 59 Clayton St. 75, Francis Marion 67 Delta St. 56, North Alabama 47 Drury 67, Grand Valley St. 60 Florida Southern 87, Ouachita 74 Florida Tech 56, Tampa 54 Grand Canyon 53, Seattle Pacific 51 Holy Family 79, Goldey Beacom 67 Johnson C. Smith 74, Glenville St. 69 Lander 86, Wingate 54 Metro St. 70, Winona St. 56 Michigan Tech 72, Lewis 56 NW Missouri St. 92, Texas Woman’s 73 Pace 64, Franklin Pierce 62 Quincy 85, Kentucky Wesleyan 72 S.C.-Aiken 69, Tusculum 66 Shaw 72, Edinboro 51 Tarleton St. 86, SE Oklahoma 75 Wayne, Neb. 78, Colorado Christian 73

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Philadelphia..67 42 19 6 90 215 177 d-Washington..69 39 20 10 88 185 168 d-Boston..........68 38 21 9 85 205 164 Pittsburgh........68 39 21 8 86 196 167 Tampa Bay......68 38 22 8 84 201 205 Montreal...........68 37 24 7 81 181 172 Buffalo.............67 33 26 8 74 194 193 N.Y. Rangers...69 35 30 4 74 195 169 ————————————— Carolina...........68 31 27 10 72 194 206 Toronto............68 29 29 10 68 178 209 Atlanta.............68 28 28 12 68 189 219 New Jersey.....67 31 32 4 66 143 172 N.Y. Islanders..69 27 32 10 64 192 218 Florida..............68 27 32 9 63 169 188 Ottawa.............68 25 34 9 59 153 209

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Vancouver....69 44 16 9 97 225 162 d-Detroit...........68 40 20 8 88 222 196 d-San Jose......68 39 22 7 85 192 174 Dallas...............68 37 23 8 82 191 190 Los Angeles....68 38 25 5 81 189 166 Chicago...........68 37 24 7 81 223 189 Phoenix............69 35 23 11 81 197 198 Calgary............70 36 25 9 81 211 199 ————————————— Anaheim..........68 37 26 5 79 193 197 Nashville..........68 34 24 10 78 173 159 Minnesota........69 35 27 7 77 176 184 Columbus........67 31 27 9 71 185 204 St. Louis..........68 31 28 9 71 190 202 Colorado..........67 26 33 8 60 189 235 Edmonton........69 23 37 9 55 171 226 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader Top eight teams in each conference make playoffs ——— Friday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 4, Boston 2 Washington 2, Carolina 1 Los Angeles 4, Columbus 2 Detroit 2, Edmonton 1, OT New Jersey 3, Atlanta 2, OT Ottawa 2, Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 4, Minnesota 0 Anaheim 6, Colorado 2 Today’s Games Montreal at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Columbus at Carolina, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 6 p.m. Detroit at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Colorado at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Calgary, 9 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-9-8 La. Pick 4: 2-4-3-1 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 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: 8-8-8 La. Pick 4: 7-4-4-7 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

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Talks break down, union decertifies

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Porters Chapel Academy’s Montana McDaniel slides into second base as Russell Christian’s Camryn Lee is late with the tag Friday. McDaniel homered, doubled, drove in two runs and scored three as PCA won 15-5.

PCA Continued from Page C1. pitching performance. The Hinds Community College signee allowed six walks and four runs in 4 1/3 innings. At the plate, McDaniel went 2-for-2 with a double, homer, three walks and three runs scored. Stephen Purvis also scored twice while serving as a courtesy runner for McDaniel. “We knew Montana was going to throw stirkes. He didn’t have his best game, so we just had to back him up,” said Warren, who did his part and then some.

Warren, a senior third baseman, reached base in all four of his plate appearances and finished 2-for-3 with five RBIs. He singled in PCA’s first run in the first inning, then lifted a high fly ball over the left field foul pole in the fifth for the grand slam. “I honestly thought it was foul, but was hoping it was fair,” Warren said. “It felt good coming off the bat. The only question was whether it was going to stay fair.” Warren’s homer gave the Eagles an 11-4 lead, and it

was smooth sailing from there. They tacked on two more runs in the fifth, then put the finishing touches on the victory when Tompkins doubled and McDaniel homered in the sixth. “When you’re in a close game and get a big shot that gives you four runs and puts you up seven, that’s a big weight that’s lifted. You can start having fun again,” Bourne said. Tompkins finished the game 2-for-4, Jeff Hearn scored twice for PCA and

Kawayne Gaston drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk. PCA drew seven walks in the game and four of them scored. Russell starter Dylan Nolan struck out eight batters in four innings on the mound, but also gave up five walks and took the loss. “He was throwing really well,” Bourne said of Nolan. “He had a good breaking ball. We took advantage of our walks and got some timely base hits.”

WC Continued from Page C1. belted it over the left field wall for a 1-0 lead. In the top of the fourth inning, Gates drew a two-out walk. Austin followed with a hard liner to right which the Gators’ Justin Pettway misjudged. It ended up as an RBI triple for Austin that gave the Vikings a 2-0 lead. That was all for the scoring — and the hits, for that matter. Vicksburg committed a pair of errors, but no WC runner made it past second base over the final three innings. In the bottom of seventh, Bell faced the top of Vicksburg’s order. Anthony flied out to deep center, then Jones grounded out to second. Finally, Bell fanned Clay on a 1-2 fastball to finish off the no-hitter and the Vikings’ second big win in as many nights. They defetead Northwest Rankin 5-4 on Thursday. “We’ve worked hard in overcoming adversity and this group has learned how to play together,” Abraham said.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Warren Central shortstop Beau Wallace tries to corral a throw and avoid Vicksburg baserunner Keaton Jones in the first inning Friday. Jones was thrown out trying to steal second on the play and WC went on to win 2-0.

college baseball

Bulldogs, Rebels notch shutouts in openers From staff reports Mississippi State’s pitching staff notched its third shutout of the season Friday, as Devin Jones and Caleb Reed combined on a five-hitter to beat Sacred Heart 5-0. Jones (2-2) threw his third quality start and the team’s eighth of the season. Facing 28 batters in seven innings of work, Jones allowed five hits, with a career-high seven strikeouts and one walk. Reed faced the minimum six batters in his two innings and struck out four. “What Devin and Caleb did was impressive,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “You don’t want to trade offense for defense but when you’re not swinging it well, it’s great to have that. Devin didn’t have his best stuff but he competed all night.” Mississippi State (11-3) scored twice in the first and fifth innings and once in the seventh. Jarrod Parks went

Devin Jones

Matt Crouse

1-for-3 with an RBI triple and a run scored, while Jonathan Ogden scored two runs.

Ole Miss 8, Lispcomb 0 Matt Crouse threw a complete-game shutout as Ole Miss beat Lipscomb (7-7) in the opener of a three-game series in Oxford. Crouse allowed four hits, one walk and struck out nine. It was the first complete-game shutout by an Ole Miss pitcher since Scott Bittle did it against Kentucky on April 5, 2009. “Matt Crouse was really sharp tonight,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “Lip-

scomb was very aggressive at the plate against him and he made some pitches and we were able to make some plays behind him early. He notched a career-high in strikeouts, and anytime you get a shutout it’s a good thing. That was a great game by him.” The game was scoreless until the fifth inning, when Tanner Mathis drew a basesloaded walk to put the Rebels ahead 1-0. Alex Yarbrough then drove in two runs with a double, Matt Smith brought in another with a groundout and Matt Snyder delivered an RBI single to make it 5-0. Yarbrough finished with three RBIs, while Snyder was 2-for-4. Miles Hamblin also went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Ole Miss (11-4).

Southern Miss 10, Missouri State 4 B.A. Vollmuth hit two home runs, Chase Fowler went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, and

Southern Miss (9-3) hammered Missouri State. Southern Miss scored six runs in the first two innings and never trailed. Fowler delivered a two-run single to key a four-run first, and Vollmuth hit a two-run homer to left in the second inning to give the Golden Eagles a 6-1 lead. Vollmuth added a solo homer in the sixth inning to make it 8-3. Kameron Brunty went 4-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored for USM. Kevin Medrano and Luke Voit had two hits apiece for Missouri State (8-5).

LSU 7, C.S.-Fullerton 6 LSU scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, then closer Matty Ott slammed the door in the ninth to earn his school-recrd 30th career save. Tyler Hanover went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for the Tigers (13-1).

WASHINGTON (AP) — NFL labor talks broke down just hours before the latest contract extension expired Friday. The union decertified, and players including MVP quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning sued the league, putting the country’s most popular sport on a path to its first work stoppage since 1987. Despite 16 days of negotiations with a federal mediator — and previous months of stop-and-start bargaining — the sides could not agree on a new deal. The league said it hadn’t decided whether to lock out the players, who, meanwhile, went to court to request an injunction to block such a move. “The parties have not achieved an overall agreement, nor have they been able to resolve the strongly held competing positions that separated them on core issues,” mediator George Cohen said. “No useful purpose would be served by requesting the parties to continue the mediation process at this time.” By dissolving and announcing it no longer represents the players in collective bargaining, the NFL Players Association cleared the way for classaction lawsuits against the NFL, which opted out of the CBA in 2008. The antitrust suit attacked the NFL’s policies on the draft, salary cap and freeagent restrictions such as franchise-player tags. The CBA originally was due to expire last week, then was extended twice in hopes that the sides could find common ground on the key issues: how to divide more than $9 billion in annual revenues, and how much financial information the league would be willing to turn over. In the end, it appeared the sides were about $185 million per year apart on how much money owners would get up front during the new collective bargaining agreement — well down from the $1 billion that separated them for so long. The union refused to budge any further without getting detailed financial information for each team. “I would dare any one of you to pull out any economic indicator that would suggest that the National Football League is falling on hard times,” NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said. “The last 14 days, the National Football League has said, ‘Trust us.’ But when it came time for verification, they told us it was none of our business.” It all set the stage for a lengthy court fight that eventually could threaten the 2011 season for a league whose past two Super Bowls rank as the two most-watched programs in U.S. television history. The last time NFL games were lost to a work stoppage came when the players struck 24 years ago, leading to games with replacement players. Even though the NFL is early in its offseason — and the regular season is six months away — this is hardly a com-

plete down time. Free agency usually begins in March, and there are hundreds of free agents now in limbo. Also this month, under a regular schedule, offseason workouts would start and the owners meet to establish rules changes. Plus, March and early April are when many sponsors and corporate partners renew their deals with the NFL, part of why the league says hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue are going to be lost now. “This obviously is a very disappointing day for all of us. I’ve been here for the better part of two weeks now, and essentially ... the union’s position on the core economic issues has not changed one iota,” New York Giants owner John Mara said. “One thing that became painfully apparent to me during this period was that their objective was to go the litigation route.” The sides met from 10 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Friday, discussing a new proposal by the owners. When the possibility of another extension was raised, the union said it first wanted assurances it would get 10 years of audited financial information. “I will tell you this: Any business where two partners don’t trust each other, any business where one party says, ‘You need to do X, Y and Z because I told you,’ is a business that is not only not run well, it is a business that can never be as successful as it can be,” Smith said. At 4:45 p.m., Smith and the union’s negotiators left. About 15 minutes later, the union decertified. “No one is happy where we are now,” NFL lead negotiator Jeff Pash said. “I think we know where the commitment was. It was a commitment to litigate all along.” A league statement added: “The union left a very good deal on the table.” The public acrimony that arose Thursday night seeped into Friday. After Pash spoke, outside union lawyer Jim Quinn said: “I hate to say this, but he has not told the truth to our players or our fans. He has, in a word, lied to them about what happened today and what’s happened over the last two weeks and the last two years.” The NFL said its offer included splitting the difference in the dispute over how much money owners should be given off the top of the league’s revenues. Under the expiring CBA, the owners immediately got about $1 billion before dividing the remainder of revenues with the players; the owners entered negotiations seeking to roughly double that. But the owners reduced that eventually to about $650 million. Then, on Friday, they offered to drop that to $325 million. Smith said the union offered during talks to give up $550 million over the first four years of a new agreement — or an average of $137.5 million.

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Kentucky ends Rebelsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SEC stay ATLANTA (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first postseason game went just as John Calipari hoped â&#x20AC;&#x201D; close all the way, with his three freshman starters gaining valuable experience for greater challenges ahead. Doron Lamb scored 19 points and fellow freshman Brandon Knight had 17 to lead No. 15 Kentucky past Ole Miss 75-66 in the Southeastern Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept telling them late in the game I was really hoping this is a close game because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to be in some other ones,â&#x20AC;? Calipari said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And we need this, and I want to see which men step up and make plays.â&#x20AC;? Calipari was encouraged his team found a way to overcome poor shooting by Knight, the point guard, and another freshman, Terrence Jones. Knight shot only 5 of 15 from the field, including 0 for 6 on 3-pointers. Jones went 3 of 11 and had seven points, 10 below his average. Knight made five free throws in the final 41 seconds as Kentucky (23-8), which never trailed, held off Ole Miss. The Rebels trailed 68-66 following Chris Warrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining, but didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t score again. Freshman nerves? â&#x20AC;&#x153;They should have been anxious; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 19 years old!â&#x20AC;? Calipari said. Warren, perhaps generously listed as 5-foot-10, had 20 points for Ole Miss (20-13) but shot only 5 of 20 from the field while he was guarded by the 6-foot-3 Knight and 6-foot-6 DeAndre Liggins. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They guarded him with size,â&#x20AC;? said Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy, who said Liggins â&#x20AC;&#x153;is obviously one of the best defenders in our league.â&#x20AC;? Darius Miller had 15 points and Josh Harrellson 13 for Kentucky, which will play Alabama in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first semifinal. Alabama earned a 68-66 home win over Kentucky on Jan. 18, but Calipari said the score was misleading. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Alabama was up 20,â&#x20AC;? Calipari said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They smashed us. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re playing a team that smashed us.â&#x20AC;? But Calipari may like his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chances in the rematch. He said the Wildcats have improved â&#x20AC;&#x153;as much as any team, maybe more than any team in the country.â&#x20AC;? Terrance Henry had 17 points and 12 rebounds and Dundrecous Nelson added 14 points for Ole Miss, which likely awaits a spot in the NIT.

The associated press

Ole Miss guard Chris Warren walks off the court after Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 75-66 loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.

On TV SEC Tournament Noon ABC - Alabama vs. Kentucky 2:30 p.m. ABC - Florida vs. Vanderbilt â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought our effort was certainly good enough,â&#x20AC;? Kennedy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our execution failed us.â&#x20AC;? Ole Miss shot only 33.9 percent from the field and was outscored 42-20 in the paint. Lamb, one of three freshman starters, helped Kentucky continue an old tradition of SEC tournament success in Atlanta and against Ole Miss. Kentucky is 15-0 in the tournament against the Rebels. The Wildcats improved to 20-7 in tournament games in Atlanta. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve won five tournaments in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cat-lanta,â&#x20AC;? most recently in 2004. Kentucky blue was the dominant color in the Georgia Dome crowd of 21,875,

even for Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first game between home-state Georgia and Alabama. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It definitely felt like a home game, especially in the beginning with all the chants,â&#x20AC;? Knight said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gave us a home atmosphere.â&#x20AC;? Most teamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fans settle at the tournament in one corner or section. Kentucky is different. Wildcats fans claimed every section in every direction as their own as if Rupp Arena had been hauled down Interstate 75 from Lexington. One of the biggest cheers of the opening game came when Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fans rose to greet the Wildcatsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; cheerleaders as they walked into the facility. The lopsided advantage in the stands didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make for a runaway on the court. Kentucky appeared to be on the verge of pulling away when a basket by Liggins gave the Wildcats a 51-39 lead about 5 minutes into the second half. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were up 12 and the young guys thought the game was over,â&#x20AC;? Calipari said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Andy

called a timeout. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what he said but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to know because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to use it. They came roaring back.â&#x20AC;? The Rebels answered with a 9-0 run, capped by a steal and basket by Nelson to cut it to 51-48. Nelsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-pointer a minute later brought the Rebels within 53-51. Kentucky recovered to lead 64-56 on a jam by Jones, but the Rebels pulled back to within 66-63 with 3:10 remaining on Reginald Bucknerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basket. Ole Miss was trying to beat Kentucky for the second time this season. The bearded Warren struggled in the first half. His only field goal on seven tries was a 3 with 1:30 remaining. Henry made each of his two 3-pointers for the Rebels in the half. The rest of the team went 2-for-11. Lamb matched his season average by scoring 13 points in the first half, including two early 3-pointers. Jones had seven points and seven rebounds.

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Big 12

Kenny Boynton scored 22 points and No. 12 Florida rebounded after going more than 6 minutes at the end of the first half without scoring to beat Tennessee 85-74 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament. All five starters were in double figures for the Gators (25-6), who picked up their trophy for winning the SEC regular-season title, then played like champions after that dismal stretch. Tennessee (19-14) closed the first half on a 21-4 run and went to the locker room up 34-29. The Gators didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even score over the final 6:24, dragging off the court as if they werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sure what hit them. But Florida shook it off in the second half. Boynton delivered a crushing blow, a 3-pointer with 4:26 remaining, then posed with his hand outstretched in front of the Gatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; bench. Tobias Harris led Tennessee with 25 points. Florida advanced to face Vanderbilt in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals, while Tennessee will await its fate on Selection Sunday. Despite the loss and a fifthplace finish in the SEC East, the Vols could land a spot in the 68-team NCAA tournament field based on their solid RPI and one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s toughest schedules.

Marcus and Markieff Morris personally outscored Colorado 17-4 during one stretch of the first half, pulling No. 2 Kansas (31-2) out of a deep early deficit and leading the Jayhawks past Colorado 90-83 in the Big 12 semifinals. Colorado (21-13) is switching conferences next season but appears to have a good chance at an NCAA Tournament bid, which would be its first postseason appearance since 2005. Kansas will face Texas in the championship game tonight after the the Longhorns beat Texas A&M 70-58.

ACC Tournament Kyle Singler scored 29 points and Duke, after star guard Nolan Smith went down with a toe injury, pulled away late to beat Maryland 87-71 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Mason Plumlee added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the second-seeded Blue Devils (28-4), but coach Mike Krzyzewski said Smith, the leagueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s player of the year, injured the second toe on his left foot with under 7 minutes left. He did not return, and Krzyzewski said Smith was questionable for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinal. Duke advanced to face Virginia Tech in tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s semifinals. Virginia Tech beat Florida State 52-51 in another quarterfinal on Friday night. On the other side of the bracket, North Carolina advanced with a 61-59 victory over Miami. It will face Clemson in the semifinals.

Big Ten Jared Sullinger had 20 points and 18 rebounds as No. 1 Ohio State barely avoided a stunning upset, beating Northwestern 67-61 in overtime in the Big Ten quarterfinals. Sullinger made all 10 of his free throws in overtime after missing a baseline jumper that would have won the game as time expired in regulation. His 18 rebounds fell one short of the tournament record set by Ohio Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg Oden in 2007. John Shurna scored 23 points for the Wildcats (18-13). Ohio State will play Michigan, a 60-55 winner over Illinois, while Michigan State and Penn State will meet in the other semifinal this afternoon.

Big East Connecticut didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need six overtimes. One was enough. Kemba Walker had 33 points and 12 rebounds in another phenomenal performance and the Huskies held off Syracuse 76-71 in overtime in the Big East tournament semifinals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two years after the teams played a six-overtime game.

Mountain West Jimmer Fredette scored a career-high 52 points in No. 8 BYUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 87-76 win over nemesis New Mexico in the Mountain West Conference semifinals. The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading scorer made sure the Cougars didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t lose to the Lobos for a third time, breaking his own tournament record of 45 points set exactly a year earlier. The Cougars (30-3) will play the San Diego State-UNLV winner tonight in the title game.

Smith wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be back as Alcorn State coach

Jackson St. stumbles in overtime GARLAND, Texas (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donald Qualls scored 35 points and sixth-seeded Grambling State rallied to beat No. 2 seed Jackson State 81-75 in overtime Friday in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals. Lance Feurtado added 18 points for Grambling (12-20), which will take a season-high four-game winning streak into tonightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s championship game against Alabama State. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have to give Grambling credit, they really fought hard and made some tough shots tonight,â&#x20AC;? JSU coach Tevester Anderson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They made unbelievable shots and they deserved to win. I thought our guys played hard and did some good things, but we made some mistakes that enhanced Gramblingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success a little bit. We held the ball and it turned over. Overall, they made the plays and we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the plays.â&#x20AC;? Grant Maxey had 32 points and 13 rebounds for Jackson State (17-15), which last year as the No. 1 seed lost to Grambling in the first round of the SWAC Tournament. Tyrone

Florida tops Tennessee, advances to semifinals

From staff reports

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Jackson Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Deâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Suan Dixon reacts as time runs out in overtime of Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SWAC Tournament game against Grambling. Jackson State lost, 81-75, after blowing a six-point lead in the final minute. Hanson added 13 points. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This team is a good team, a good bunch,â&#x20AC;? Maxey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The season started kind of shaky, but coming into the tournament we felt very positive. We lost a lot of (games) mid-season and we came with a mindset to win the tournament. We knew we could beat them, but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t execute very well.â&#x20AC;? Jackson State led 35-25 at halftime, and shoved aside a Grambling run early in the second half to maintain a 10-point lead with 9 minutes

remaining. Grambling still trailed 58-47 with 5:42 left in regulation before rallying to send the game into overtime. Down by six with 53 seconds to go, Qualls cut the deficit in half with a 3-pointer. Grambling kept the pressure on as Jackson State stumbled at the foul line down the stretch. With one second left, Feurtado made a free throw to cut it to 66-64, then intentionally missed the second. YonDarius Johnson got the rebound and made the putback basket

to tie it with eight-tenths of a second left. In overtime, Grambling took the lead for good on a free throw by Qualls with 1:45 left and scored the gameâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final five points. Grambling outscored JSU 15-9 in overtime and went 9-for-12 from the foul line. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think sometimes we had a lack of focus. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t close out when we should have and they hit tough shots,â&#x20AC;? JSUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cason Burk said.

Alcorn State basketball coach Larry Smith will not return for a fourth season at his alma mater, the school announced Friday. Smith, who went 12-78 in three seasons and never made the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament, was promoted to the position of director of athletic development, the school said in a release. Smith will report to Stephen L. McDaniel, vice president of Institutional Advancement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Smith has a great deal of fundraising experience,â&#x20AC;? Alcorn president Dr. Christopher Brown said in the release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;His experience and relationships will align perfectly with the restructuring of Institutional Advance-

ment and give the university a strong advantage.â&#x20AC;? Smith was one of Alcornâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball greats as a player â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Larry he earned AllSmith SWAC honors twice and led the nation in rebounding in 1979-80 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but never had the same success as the Bravesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; coach. He was hired in 2008 after brief stints at St. Aloysius and as a WNBA assistant, and never won more than six games in a season at Alcorn. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s squad finished 4-24 and in ninth place in the 10-team SWAC. The top eight teams advance to the conference tournament.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “MacGruber” — After his sworn enemy steals a nuclear warhead, a clueless soldierof-fortune, Will Forte, leads a skilled team on a mission to retrieve the device and bring the thief to justice./7 on HBO n SPORTS College basketball — The Southeastern Conference Tournament hits the floor of the Georgia Dome for the semifinal round and a chance to advance to Sunday’s championship game./Noon on ABC n PRIMETIME “Harry’s Law” — A teenager tends to the victim of a driveWill Forte by shooting but finds himself in hot water when the Assistant DA believes he was involved in a cop’s death; Harry fights to get a liver transplant for the shooting victim./7 on NBC

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Gibson charged with misdemeanor battery Ex-girlfriend Grigorieva won’t face charges for extortion LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors charged Mel Gibson on Friday with misdemeanor spousal battery after a lengthy investigation into a fight with his then-girlfriend at the actor’s Malibu home. The complaint accuses Gibson of “willfully and unlawfully” using force and violence against Oksana Grigorieva, a Russian musician. In a separate decision, prosecutors said they found insufficient evidence to charge Grigorieva with trying to extort Gibson. The actor made the allegation during custody negotiations with Grigorieva after their breakup last year. Gibson, 55, was scheduled to appear in court later in the day on the battery charge. A source familiar with the case has said Gibson will accept a plea agreement to resolve the case stemming

from a January 2010 dispute. Gibson was not expected to serve jail time as a result of the charge. His attorney Blair Berk said Mel in a statement Gibson released earlier this week that Gibson opted to end the case without fighting it because of the potential impact on his children, including his infant daughter with Grigorieva. “It is with only that in mind that he asked me to approach the district attorney with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end,” Berk’s statement reads. The battery charge was another blow to Gibson’s reputation, which took a major hit after his 2006 arrest for drunken driving. A deputy’s

report leaked to the celebrity website TMZ revealed the action star had used antiSemitic and sexist slurs. His convicOksana tion was later Grigorieva expunged. Recordings leaked last year during his custody battle with Grigorieva also contained racist and sexist taunts by the actor during a series of tirades. Gibson has not publicly addressed the recordings, which were given to sheriff’s investigators and widely circulated by the celebrity website RadarOnline. The charges came a week before Gibson’s latest film, “The Beaver,” is due to premiere at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

It is only the second major film that Gibson has starred in since 2002. He portrays a deeply troubled man able to communicate only through a beaver puppet in the film directed by Jodie Foster. Although Gibson’s prominence as an actor has diminished, he has remained a Hollywood fixture and drawn audiences as a director. His relationship with Grigorieva helped return Gibson to the limelight, with the pair appearing on red carpets and award shows. Gibson confirmed her pregnancy on “The Tonight Show.” Grigorieva, 40, has a teenage son with actor Timothy Dalton. Gibson is suspected of striking her on Jan. 6, 2010, although she did not report it until months later.

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Al Jarreau, singer, 71; Liza Minnelli, actress-singer, 65; James Taylor, singer-songwriter, 63; Marlon Jackson, singer, 54; Julia Campbell, actress, 48; Aaron Eckhart, actor, 43; Holly Williams, country singer, 30; Tyler Patrick Jones, actor, 17.


Singer enters plea in prostitution case D’Angelo has resolved his New York City prostitution case by pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. The Grammy Award-winning R&B singer entered his plea Friday. The offense is a violation, not a crime. Prosecutors said he has satisfied conditions they declined to specify. The singer and his lawD’Angelo yer declined to comment. The 37-year-old D’Angelo was arrested in March 2010. Police said he tried to pay $40 for a sex act to an undercover officer posing as a prostitute. D’Angelo — born Michael Archer — emerged as a standout among the neosoul singers of the 1990s. His Grammys include the 2000 Best R&B Album award for “Voodoo.” He hasn’t released an album since and has had a series of runins with the law.

McGowan granted restraining order A judge has granted Rose McGowan a threeyear restraining order from a Connecticut man who she said threatened her agent and others in attempts to contact her. The former star of the TV series “Charmed” did not attend Friday’s hearing. She wrote in a court filing that she has been “severely unnerved” by the actions of Louis S. Santo III. Rose Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kenji MachiMcGowan da ordered Santo to stay away and not try to contact the actress until March 2014. McGowan’s attorney, Aaron Shelden, says a man he believes was Santo called him recently and threatened him because he was representing the actress. The 36-year-old Santo told The Associated Press in February that he had written a script for McGowan. He did not appear in court Friday.

Hatch gets 9 months on violation Reality TV star Richard Hatch was ordered back to prison Friday to serve a nine-month sentence for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the first season of the hit CBS show “Survivor.” Hatch, who is currently appearing on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice,” spent more than three years in prison for tax evasion before being released in 2009, and has been serving a three-year term of supervised release. During Richard Hatch that period, he was supposed to refile his 2000 and 2001 taxes and pay what he owed, but he never did. U.S. District Court Judge William Smith on Friday said Hatch, who has strenuously maintained his innocence, had exhibited no remorse and had made no effort to comply with an order that he straighten out and pay his taxes. He imposed a sentence three months longer than what was recommended by prosecutors: six months — the maximum in the federal sentencing guidelines. He said the term of supervised release, which is supposed to be a time of rehabilitation, did not appear to be doing any good in Hatch’s case.

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Pot bales found in clogged sewer line Authorities in a southern Arizona city near the Mexico border have found two feces-covered bales of marijuana tied to a rope feeding into a sewer system. Nogales police say public works employees hauled out an estimated 39 pounds of pot while investigating a clogged sewer line Wednesday. Investigators said that the bales were smaller than the size of a suitcase and tied to 900 feet of rope in a narrow pipe that connects systems in the U.S. and Mexico. Police Lt. Carlos Jimenez said it’s the first time they’ve discovered marijuana tied to a rope they believe smugglers were planning to maneuver through the line. Police said a search at the Rio Rico sewer plant, where the feed ends, did not turn up more drugs.

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Streets photo project creates visual census NEW YORK (AP) — There’s something about the guy leaning on a post and checking his phone that catches Brandon Stanton’s eye. So he stops, asks if he can take a photo, clicks and continues on his way. Stanton’s been doing this for the past half an hour, walking the streets of the city, looking at the people he passes, stopping some and asking for a photo. And, surprisingly, in a city known more for its hurried pace and less for its patience, most people he asks say yes. “New York, there’s a lot here, so why not be part of it,” said Angel Ramos, the 49-yearold man whose photo Stanton took, when asked why he had agreed. “If you’re going to freak out with things like that, you’re going to have a problem.” It’s all for a project that Stanton has been working on for the past several months, called Humans of New York. He’s spent hours walking the streets of the city, capturing images of the people he sees. He’s amassed about 1,700 images and plans to take that number up to 10,000. The photos go on his website, linked to the neighborhoods where they were taken. The goal is to create a map of the neighborhoods using the images of the people he’s met as a kind of visual census of who makes up New York, the nation’s largest city, with more than 8 million residents. Stanton said the photos can bring people together in the city, which, despite the crowds, can be an isolating kind of place. “I just kind of hope that they provide a way for people to connect to the people that are passing them on the streets

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Photographer Brandon Stanton prepares to photograph a man on a New York City every day,” Stanton said. “In a city where people are streaming by you at all time, it’s really one of the places where people live the most anonymous lives.” Stanton, 27, is a recent arrival to the Big Apple himself. A history major, he spent the last few years in Chicago working as a bond trader. But he took photos in his own time and, after losing his job, began to spend more time with it, focusing on the images of people on the street he foaund so compelling. Arriving in New York last fall, he found the perfect place to take more photos even before the project became a formal idea. As part of his efforts, he estimates he’s probably walked about a thousand miles and covered a lot of Manhattan and some of Brooklyn and Queens.

sidewalk for his project entitled “Humans of New York.”

At first, getting people to agree to have their photos taken was a struggle, he said. “When I first started nearly everybody turned me down,” Stanton said. He struggled to figure out what he could say to put people at ease but realized it wasn’t so much about what he said as his overall energy in approaching them. Now, he said, he’s calmer in his approach, usually simply looking people in the eye and asking if they mind him taking a photo. “I’ve gone from pretty much getting turned down by eight out of 10 people to very rarely getting turned down,” he said. Over time, the nature of the project also has changed, Stanton said. He started out trying to shoot as many images as he could, trying to get to 10,000 images quickly. Then, as he

started posting his images to his website, he began adding written bits about the interactions he’d had with the people in the pictures. People seemed to like reading his snippets, so he began expanding them. Now, he spends more time with some of the people he photographs, getting into conversations that he then spends several hours writing up and posting to his site. “People seem to really be responding to deeper stories of these people and the interactions I’m having,” he said. It will take some time before Stanton reaches the 10,000photo mark, but he doesn’t see that as the finish line. “That’s one thing that’s really evolved,” he said. “I don’t see an end to it.” The website for Humans of New York

Sheen strikes custody pact; police search home SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Charlie Sheen and his estranged wife have struck an accord that settles any custody issues and ends the pursuit of a restraining order against the actor, according to their attorneys. Sheen and Brooke Mueller “reached an agreement that resolves their differences,” lawyers for the pair said Thursday night. The statement said the details of the arrangement were being kept confidential for the benefit of their twin sons. Mueller obtained a temporary restraining order against Sheen earlier this month, claiming he threatened her on a recent trip to the Bahamas. A hearing had been scheduled for March 22. In a related development, Los Angeles police say they have searched Charlie Sheen’s home for guns that might be in violation of the restraining order.

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Officers arrived at Sheen’s Sherman Oaks home Thursday evening, searched for several hours and found one weapon, an antique gun, police service representative Stacy Ball at the Van Nuys station said. It wasn’t clear the old weapon was a violation. Ball said that such searches are routine in which a person is subject to a restraining order, and Sheen reportedly was cooperative. The actor later tweeted the “LAPD were AWESOME. Absolute pros! they can protect and serve this Warlock anytime!!!” Earlier Thursday, Sheen filed

a $100 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. and the executive producer of “Two and a Half Men,” making good on a promise to do something “big” in retaliation for his firing from the program. The breach of contract suit is the first volley in what could be a long and costly legal battle involving three Hollywood


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Worry for childhood friend overshadows happy reunion Dear Abby: I recently ran into “Grace,” who was a dear friend back in elementary school. Back then my parents helped her mother flee and divorce her abusive husband. At age 12 we lost touch because Grace moved to another school and joined a “bad crowd.” Eighteen years later I was happy to see her again, and gave her my phone number. I have the feeling something is a bit “off” about Grace now. She has called me repeatedly and in her messages she sounds nervous and stumbles over her words. When I called her back, she told me she was in a serious car accident nine years ago and hasn’t held a job since. The entire conversation was strange, and my gut



is telling me Grace has a drug problem. She has asked me to lunch to “catch up.” I’m a stay-athome mom and not comfortable meeting her in person, especially with my kids. I feel guilty for not wanting to see someone I was so close to when I was young, and for assuming she has a drug problem. Am I wrong in making this assumption? Should I stop returning her calls and ignore


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Protect financial dealings that you have with others by finding methods that have a chance of working out to your best advantage. Be fair, but look out for number one as well. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you have to make a choice between an individual with a good track record and a new person making big promises, choose the person who has proved him/ herself. Rock the sure shot. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Don’t expect anything to fall into place as easily as it may have done in the past. If you take something for granted and it doesn’t happen, you could be up the proverbial creek. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — A well-intentioned person might pass on to you something s/he believes to be valuable information. But when it really matters, do your own fact-finding. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Any ambitious aims you might have aren’t likely to be fulfilled using standard measures. You’ll need to be bold, assertive, expectant and tenacious in order to succeed. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — If a person whose help you need suspects you are holding back or disguising some of the facts, s/he won’t lift a finger to help. You need to be right up front without being diffident or coy. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Stay on top of a vested interest that you share with another, to make sure it is handled honestly. If you don’t, you might get far less than that to which you are entitled. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Even small domestic disagreements need to be managed with care. People are a bit touchy and could allow a minor altercation to get totally blown out of proportion if you’re not careful. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Someone with whom you’ve previously had problems could be the source of irritation once again. Don’t let this person manipulate you into handling your annoyance badly. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Guard against strong inclinations to gratify your extravagant whims without thought or concern for the future. If you waste now, I guarantee you’ll want later. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — An involvement with a colleague will require some artful management that should be carried out as early in the day as possible. As people tire, they tend to get more defiant. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Stop worrying about what could go wrong, and begin concentrating on how to do things right. Focusing on the negative encourages self-doubt and saps all your positive strengths.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I need your advice. My grandmother (who lives with us) and I don’t see things eye to eye. It could be that she was raised on a farm in a very remote rural area while I was born in a city. I don’t baby-sit because I concentrate on my studies (I’m a very good student). Granny thinks that I should be earning money and not relying on my $10 per week allowance. I’m active in school and therefore have a lot of friends. We talk a lot on the phone, which makes granny mad. She thinks that I should only receive one short call every 24 hours. Sometimes I get three or four, and sometimes they would not be considered short calls. She also says that I should be spending more time with my younger sister (11) and brother (9) and less time with my friends. I love my granny dearly, but like I said, we don’t see eye to eye. What should I do? — Nameless, Oklahoma City. Nameless: Granny is entitled to her opinion, but it’s your parents’ opinion that dictates what you can and cannot do, and it appears they are satisfied with the way you are conducting your life. Listen politely to what grandmother says. Then smile and say, “Yes, grandmother” when she is finished. Then continue to do your thing. Dr. Wallace: I’m a 14-year-old girl. I get good grades and am considered a pretty good kid. My parents won’t allow me to attend school dances because they feel the kids drink and use drugs at these functions. Actually, they don’t. Most of my friends attend these functions and have a good time. What can I do to get my parents to change their minds? Is it possible for you to address your answer to my mom? — Nameless, Garden Grove, Calif. Mom: As a former high school administrator, I can assure you a school dance is not a haven for alcohol and drug abuse. Sure, there are times a few teens take advantage of the “dim lights,” but if they are discovered, they are severely dealt with by school authorities. Most schools have teacher chaperones and off-duty police who are hired for parking lot and crowd control. Stop by and have a talk with the school principal if you have further concerns. School dances are a great place for teens to gather and enjoy themselves in a safe environment. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

her, or should I see her to make a determination? — All Grown Up in Vegas Dear All Grown Up: You are wrong to prejudge the woman. While it’s possible Grace has a drug problem, it is also possible that the car accident left her with an injury that has affected her speech. See her without your children and make a determination. If she is impaired because of injury, would that make a difference in how you feel about her? Your lives have gone in different directions. She appears to be needy. With your responsibilities as a parent, how much time and effort would you be able to devote to her? Only you can answer these questions. But to take the coward’s way out and

ignore her would be cruel. Dear Abby: I am a 40-yearold single mom who is just getting back into the dating scene after being divorced for a year and a half. There is a guy, “Hank,” I’m interested in getting to know better. We both have kids who go to the same high school. We have gone to several out-of-town football games with our kids and have texted each other often. What’s bothering me is Hank has never asked me on a one-on-one date. Should I ask him, or should I wait for him to make the first move? I don’t want to appear desperate, but I really would like to get closer. — Stepping Back Into the Scene Dear Stepping Back: I wish

Many illnesses can cause reader’s chronic cough Dear Dr. Gott: In January 2011, your column responded to a 19-year-old who had a chronic cough for 16 months. I, too, had a chronic cough whenever I sat, stood, laughed, was around smoke or after exercising. It lasted more than 15 months. My other symptom was hoarseness with a sensation of something in the back of my throat. I had been put on prescription cough syrups and pills. I had also tried some of the same medicines that were mentioned in your column, including those for asthma, acid reflux and allergies. I was asked about acid reflux but hadn’t had the usual symptoms for it. I saw an allergist and a pulmonologist. I had a chest X-ray, allergy tests, CT scans of my sinuses, breathing tests and a bronchial scope. While awaiting an appointment with yet another doctor about the cough, I had my yearly pap test, and blood was also found in my stool. I was set up to have a colonoscopy with the new physician. Before the testing, I told him about my other symptoms, and he told me he would do an EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) at the same time. The results of the EGD showed that I have Barrett’s esophagus, resulting from acid reflux. It was also found that the blood in my stool was coming from my esophagus. I underwent a laparoscopic fundoplication, with a full wrap of the stomach around the lower-esophageal sphincter. My first EGD was done in 2008, the surgery was in 2009; a second EGD was done in 2010, and I now won’t need another one until 2012. I just thought I would send this information so you could possibly pass it on to the person in your column. Dear Reader: Since that article appeared, I have received several letters regarding readers’ experiences. Yours was not the only to suggest Barrett’s esophagus and acid reflux as a possible cause. Barrett’s esophagus is a relatively uncommon condition affecting about 1 percent of American adults. It is most commonly diagnosed in those age 50 or older and in those who have acid reflux. Men are twice as likely to develop the condition as are women, with Caucasian men most affected. It causes the lining of the esophagus to change so that it resembles the lining of the intestine. It is most commonly associated with reflux symptoms but by itself does not cause signs. Rarely, sufferers might develop a fatal type of esophageal cancer. Barrett’s might be present for many years before this cancer, known as esophageal adenocarcinoma, develops. Unfortunately, it often isn’t detected until late stages, when treatment is not very effective. Barrett’s esophagus doesn’t typically require treatment unless severe changes or cancer are detected. Treatment can include photodynamic therapy to destroy precancerous and cancerous cells, endoscopic mucosal resection



to remove the affected portions of the esophageal lining, and surgical removal of most of the esophagus. Other readers also related their experiences. One found it was caused by certain cholesterol medications. Another determined it was caused by ingesting gluten. Someone else discovered that toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate (which I have written about in regards to mouth sores/ulcers) caused hers. As you can see, cough is a fairly broad symptom and can be the result of a wide range of health issues.

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

you had given me a little more information about Hank — such as why he’s raising his children alone and for how long, and whether he dates at all. However, I don’t think it would be overly aggressive to say (casually) to him, “You know, we never get a chance to talk one-on-one, and I’d like to get to know you better.

Why don’t we have dinner one night?” It’s not an obvious proposition, and if he’s at all interested he’ll agree.

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

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Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest full service hotel, The Holiday Inn Vicksburg is now hiring for the following positions: â&#x20AC;˘ Front Desk â&#x20AC;˘ Bell Staff â&#x20AC;˘ Housekeeping â&#x20AC;˘ Laundry â&#x20AC;˘ Houseman â&#x20AC;˘ Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Dishwasher â&#x20AC;˘ Bus Person â&#x20AC;˘ Cooks â&#x20AC;˘ Dishwasher â&#x20AC;˘ Bartenders and Cocktail Wait Staff â&#x20AC;˘ Banquet Set-up and Wait Staff â&#x20AC;˘ Restaurant Wait Staff and Hostess Experience is preferred, but service oriented personality is a MUST. Please apply in person between the hours of 10am and 4pm at: The Holiday Inn Vicksburg 115 Cypress Center Blvd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Hours: 8a.m. - 5p.m., Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday Post Plaza 1601F North Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-4545

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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.


13. Situations Wanted


18. Miscellaneous For Sale

HOTEL KING AND Queen mattress and box springs, sanitized. Sleeper sofas. 1420 Washington Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895. NEW ARRIVALS- NEW 5 piece bedroom suite with mattress set, $650. Sofa and love seat, $699. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601-6387191.

FILE CABINETS2 and 4 drawer- lateral. AAB's, 1420 Washington Street, 601-331-0010, 601-529-9895.

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


07. Help Wanted

Covenant Health & Rehab of Vicksburg, LLC â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every Day of Life Countsâ&#x20AC;? We are a Dynamic skilled nursing facility seeking an energetic individual.

â&#x20AC;˘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

What are your dreams?â&#x20AC;?

CALL 601-636-7535 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.

Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Online Ad Placement:

12. Schools & Instruction

Responsible for providing superior member service by handling financial transactions accurately and efficiently; including deposits, withdrawals, loan payments, official checks, money orders, and cash advances. Assists with other member service functions, such as, transaction inquiries, account maintenance, and account balancing problems. Tellers must have the ability to recognize cross-selling opportunities to best meet member needs. Attends to other member service duties such as answering phones, opening new accounts, and initiating/changing direct deposit.



18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;?

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

3508 South Washington Street


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

PINK BARK MULCH $2.48. New shipment of Vietnamese glazed planters. M&M Rocks 601-218-3850. SWINGS NOW READY! 20 year material, Adirondack chairs. Made on order. Taylor's Woodworks. 601-636-2731. 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.

07. Help Wanted

â&#x20AC;˘ LIVE MUSIC â&#x20AC;˘ Every Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

STRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

07. Help Wanted

CDL Drivers Home Daily in the Vicksburg area. MDS is seeking Qualified Class â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? CDL Drivers

Requirements: â&#x20AC;˘ Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 3 years â&#x20AC;˘ At least 23 years of age â&#x20AC;˘ Must have good driving/ work history â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive Wages â&#x20AC;˘ Good Medical Benefits Package â&#x20AC;˘ 401K

Call 1-800-872-2855 or Apply Online: EOE M/F/D/V


Saturday, March 12, 2011

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 6' WALNUT EXECUTIVE desk. $300. 601-415-7333.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 107 BOY SCOUT Road. Friday- Saturday 8am- until. Clothes, purses, household items, lots of jewelry.

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.

Classifieds Really Work!

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

206 SIOUX STREET (Hillcrest) 61 South Saturday 8am- 12pm furniture, clothes, shoes, baby clothes, baby accessories, lots of miscellaneous.

180 LAKE VIEW DRIVE, Lake Park. Saturday 7am11am. Microwave, dryer, coffee table, clothes, miscellaneous.

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.

216 MILLER STREET. Friday and Saturday 7am1pm. Flat screen Tvs, tools, tires, lots of good stuff for men and women. 220 AMBERLEAF DRIVE OFF HWY. 80 3 Family sale Baby & Kid items; junior, men, women clothes; and lots of household misc. 7am-noon

508 INGLEWOOD DRIVE Saturday 7am- 10am. king size mattress, dryer, TV, variety of clothing. miscellaneous. 5670 NORTH WASHINGTON Street. Saturday 6:30am10:30am. Household items, yard and pool items, futon $150, tall oak shelf, teen purses and jeans, TV, Karaoke machine. 601-529-2808. BOVINA, 404 ALLEN PLACE. INFANT BABY GIRL STUFF, HIGH CHAIR, OTHER MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. 8AM-12 NOON.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

GARAGE SALE SATURDAY March 12th 7am -12 noon. 6207 Indiana Avenue. GARAGE SALE, 585 Mt. Alban Road, Saturday, lots of clothes, good miscellaneous. No early birds!

DANAWOOD LANE, OFF Dana Road, Friday pre-view 2pm-6pm, Saturday, baby boy clothing, jewelry, nice clothing, linens, household miscellaneous. Multi family!

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! 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!

11. Business Opportunities

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

28. Furnished Apartments


COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.

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

EAGLE LAKE Furnished Duplex, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, utilities furnished. $900 monthly.


3 bedroom/ 2 bath on lake furnished. $1250 monthly.

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate

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 décor, furniture, clothes. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 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.

For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

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.

Place your child’s photo in our Easter Page. Deadline April 16th. • Age 0-12 mths • $20 per child • Actual ad size: 3.5”x 2.75”

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

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


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

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

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

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


26. For Rent Or Lease

31. Mobile Homes For Rent MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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



Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

32. Mobile Homes For Sale



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Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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




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2150 South Frontage Road

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

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

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“Simply the Best”

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


Macey Renee Boykin

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms



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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.

CALL 601-636-SELL


Commodore Apartments

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

29. Unfurnished Apartments

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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

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

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

Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

201 LOIS LANE Very nice, roomy home located just minutes away from Vicksburg in exclusive neighborhood. Call Brinda Stockton McMillin Real Estate 318-341-2532 318-574-0112


401 Sea Island

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

34. Houses For Sale


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

3 FAMILY SALE, 2151 Culkin Road, Saturday, 7am12 noon, Rugs, 2 recliners, queen size bed, lots of baby items, much, much more! 3269 HIGHWAY 80, close to John's Grocery, Saturday 8am-1pm, coffee table with matching end tables, DVD's, glider rocker, lots of miscellaneous.

GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.

The Vicksburg Post

• 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)


Classifieds Really Work!

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

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

Licensed in MS and LA

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

601-636-6490 No matter what type of home you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

No need to go hunting around town to place your garage sale signs...just place an ad in the The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

Call 601-636-SELL. There’s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash! 24. Business Services

PARKER CELLULAR • I-Phone Repair •

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

24. Business Services


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


Dewey 601-529-9817



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


Show Your Colors! • YARD SIGNS

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

The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, March 12, 2011

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

40. Cars & Trucks

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

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.

34. Houses For Sale McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 OAK PARK. 424 Evans, updated 3 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood, ceramic, carpet, 10x16 building. 601-6194486, 601-750-6262. PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-de-sac. Reduced! Call Caroline 601415-7408. Not available for rent!

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

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.

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.

1999 MAZDA B-4000 Extended cab truck. Runs good, clean. LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer.

40. Cars & Trucks

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

1995 Mercedes CT80. $1,800. Front cap damaged by deer. Runs good! 504-439-4396.

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! 29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

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


40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

2000 NUBIRA DAE Woo. 4 door, purple/ white freshly painted Tinker Bell interior, new 18 inch rims, new battery, brakes, very smooth ride! $4200. 601-218-8306.

2006 FORD F-250 Extended cab. Maroon, nice truck, good for farm truck or pulling heavy loads. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

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

2001 HONDA ODYSSEY Van $1000. 1992 Z-71, $1000. 1979 Chevrolet truck, $2500. 601-638-1394.

2006 FORD F250 Lariat Diesel FX4. White, sunroof, leather, assist steps, 5th wheel, very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

2002 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country Van. Runs great, clean, leather. LOW, LOW PRICE! 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.

2005 MERCURY MARQUIS GS. One owner, Outstanding condition. 42,000 miles. $8,550 firm 601-638-4549 between 8am- 4pm.

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

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.

Classifieds Really Work!


29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

The Car Store

George Mayer R/E Management

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg • 601-630-2921

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

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.

CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 99 CROWN VICTORIA V2066 ...................28 Months @ 240 per month ....... $960*down 04 SATURN ION V2100 .....................................24 Months @ 250 per month ..............$1155*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 03 FORD F150 XL V2043 ........... 28 Months @ 290 per month ..................... $925*down CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH *" 300 M ...........MOTOR BAD - 1 *"* 99 CHRYSLER WON'T " 11$ -$500 -*RUN........................................... 98 CHEVY TAHOE LT 4X4 V1977R.................................................................................. 2900* 80 CHEVY WRECKER ................................. ......................................................................$3400* $


Bradford Ridge Apartments









103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116

35. Lots For Sale


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

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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

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




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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


TOPIC SATURDAY, m arch 12, 2011 • SE C TI O N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137


Duo from Arkansas Ozarks headed to Old Court House By Gordon Cotton For the Post

Ron Sexsmith

Invisible artist aims for spotlight in rock film

You might think you’re hearing Jerry Lee Lewis at the piano and Patsy Cline at the mic — the music is just that good, maybe even better — but it’s Pamela G. and Jackie B., two ladies from the Arkansas Ozarks who will be performing next Saturday night, March 19, at 7 in the courtroom of the Old Court House Museum.

If you go Pamela G. and Jackie B. will perform at 7 p.m. March 19 at the Old Court House Museum on Cherry Street. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children younger than 12 and free for preschoolers. While Pam plays guitar, the mountain dulcimer and spoons, Jackie is mistress of

the keyboard. Their music ranges from rousing renditions of gospel to folk songs, old-time music, ballads and classic country. Pam is no stranger to the Vicksburg stage, having performed here numerous times as a member of The Simmons Family Band and Leatherwoods, both of Mountain View, Ark. It will be Jackie’s first visit to the See Concert, Page D3.

Pamela G. and Jackie B.

The associated press

What time is it?

By David Bauder The Associated Press NEW YORK — Ron Sexsmith doesn’t want your pity. He wants your attention. The Canadian singersongwriter hired producer Bob Rock, known for his work with hard rock bands Metallica and Motley Crue, to give his delicate voice and melodies a beefier sound that might be more attractive to radio stations. His latest album, “Long Player, Late Bloomer,” released last week, is an attempt to change a narrative that has come to define his career over the past two decades: critically-praised artist, with talent that awes his peers, who can’t get noticed beyond a small, devoted audience. It’s a trap that frustrates him yet, truth be told, he’s also complicit. His new music is accompanied by an intimate film that follows Sexsmith’s history and through the recording of his album. “Love Shines,” named for one of his new songs, reveals a sometimes painfully shy singer who struggles with self-confidence during a frustrating time in his career. The filmmaker’s original idea was to catch Sexsmith at a triumphal moment — fulfilling a goal to play Toronto’s Massey Hall — yet ultimately feels sad. “I didn’t set out to be some sort of cult thing, or struggling thing,” Sexsmith said. “It just sort of turned out that way.” Sexsmith’s goal was to be like artists he admired, Elton John or Joni Mitchell, who made quality music that was also popular. Musicians Feist, Elvis Costello and Steve Earle are among those in the film who testify to Sexsmith’s gift for melody. If anything, he’s been cursed by consistency: solid, subtle work that hasn’t raised to the level of attention-grabbing, particularly in a market ill-suited for singers like him. He’s had some commercial success in Canada, and his song “Whatever It Takes” won a Juno Award for songwriting in 2005. He was particularly disappointed at how the last couple of albums have disappeared commercially. He had admired Rock after seeing his calming influence on display in a movie about Metallica’s inner torment. They met once on a street corner See Music, Page D3.

Pat Boyden, owner of the Green Mountain Clock Shop in Williston, Vt., adjusts the time on one of the hundreds of clocks in his shop.

The associated press

Time to spring forward without feeling miserable By The Associated Press NEW YORK — It’s an annoying ritual to some: Clocks go back in the fall and ahead for spring, but why do we do it, when did it start and how does it affect our lives? Some answers before Sunday robs us of an hour of sleep.

2 a.m. REALLY? Yeah, yeah, we understand that time shifting began as a way to conserve energy, but why is the middle of the night official clock-tweaking time? It’s not like anybody sets an alarm to wake up so they can fix the clock and go back to sleep. Jeanna Bryner, managing

Don’t forget Set clocks forward one hour before bed tonight. editor of, said the federal government wanted people to be safely at home for the switch — and bars and restaurants to be closed. “They also didn’t want early shift workers and churchgoers to be impacted,” she said. “And they didn’t want it to change the day back to the day before, like if you did it at midnight and it became 11 p.m.”

Who thought it up? In 1784, Benjamin Franklin lightheartedly suggested the

idea to a Paris newspaper to conserve candles. In Britain, builder William Willett, who adored early morning horseback rides, began fighting for it in 1905 but he died before his efforts were rewarded, said Bryner and David Prerau in his book “Seize the Day: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time.” Germany was the first to introduce it, during World War I. Britain and the United States followed. Now, about 70 countries have some form of it, covering more than 1 billion people.

When is it again? After World War I, daylight saving was left up to local governments.

It was re-imposed nationwide to conserve energy during World War II and lifted again after the war ended in 1945. Without a federal mandate, chaos ensued. In Iowa alone, 23 different pairs of start and end dates were used in cities and towns around the state. “On one West Virginia bus route, passengers had to change their watches seven times in 35 miles,” Prerau wrote. “The situation led to millions of dollars of costs to several industries, especially transportation and communications. Extra railroad timetables alone cost the equivalent today of over $12 million per year.” Now, the U.S. government

doesn’t require that states mandate daylight saving but does demand those on board do it at the same time on the clock and for the same stretch of the year. Daylight saving begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, when clocks are turned back an hour. Arizona and Hawaii are the only states not to bother. “They have lots of light,” Bryner said. Time confusion reigned in Indiana for years, until statewide daylight saving was imposed by Gov. Mitch Daniels in 2008. For the record: Clocks spring ahead before spring, See Time, Page D3.


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Time Continued from Page D1. which doesn’t officially begin until March 20.

Sleep adjustments If daylight saving sends you into a jet-laggy tailspin, Bryner suggests hitting the sack 15 minutes earlier and waking up 15 minutes earlier for three nights in advance. If you’re lucky, your pets will follow your lead.

“You’re getting your body ready for the full hour,” she said. “Experts say not to sleep late that Sunday. Set an alarm if you have to.” Sleep experts estimate millions of people are affected — however temporarily — by the return of daylight saving each spring. If the change proves troublesome long term, avoid reading, eating or watching

TV in bed. Still awake? Go for complete quiet and darkness, and a slightly cooler temperature in the room.

teaches private piano lessons and has taught choral music at Mountain View High School. Her day job is with Centennial Bank in Mountain View. Both women are regular performers at the Backstreet Theatre in Mountain View where they, in addition to their duo act, appear in other venues. Both have been with the Whiteriver Hoedown, the River Rats and Leatherwoods. Pam is leader of the Leatherwoods Band, which has performed for over 20 years, and Jackie also performs in Branson, Mo.

When she was 21, Pam moved to Hot Springs where she was the lead female vocalist for three years in “The Country Music Story.” In 1984, she won second runner-up in the National

Dealing with pets “They’ll probably need some paw-holding,” said Bryner. Though animals do have circadian rhythms of their own, guided by light as humans are, “We’ve become their biological time-keep-

ers in a way,” she said. Science has found that pets, like some children, might need a few days to get used to the time shift. “They’ll follow your schedule, so plan in advance.” Adjust their walking and meal schedules a bit at a time before the time change.

Let there be light “Light is the primary cue

for our circadian rhythms,” Bryner said. “It tells us when to wake up and when to go to sleep.” It’s also great for the bones, supplying vitamin D. A lack of light has been linked to seasonal affective disorder, a type of depression that touches 1 percent to 10 percent of the population, primarily in the winter months, according to

research. “At least one study found that light can boost a man’s testosterone,” Bryner said, citing work published last year in the Journal of Critical Endocrinology. The study, she said, found men who had more vitamin D had more sex hormones. “The caveat is that it’s one study,” Bryner warned.

luncheon given in Washington, D.C., by Hillary Rodham Clinton and that evening performed for senators and their spouses. She and Jackie performed with Leatherwoods when they appeared at the

Kennedy Center. Pam has also been on “The Louisiana Hayride,” “Nashville Now,” “Hee Haw,” “The Tonight Show,” and was recently on HGTV’s feature of “Caroling in the Caverns.”

Concert Continued from Page D1. River City. They both got their musical start before they could read or write, Jackie at only age 3 and Pam just 5. Jackie was singing with her mother at church, began playing piano when she was 6, and as a teen was a member of a gospel group formed by her parents, Jack and Jean Blassingame, and some cousins. They toured Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. Pam grew up in Mountain View, and Jackie was born in Pisgah, in north Mississippi, but has lived in Arkansas for a number of years. She

Music Continued from Page D1. outside an event in Canada and that night, singer Michael Buble, who had recorded one of Sexsmith’s songs, testified about Rock’s ability. “Up to that point I assumed, like a lot of other people, that all he did was heavy rock,” Sexsmith said. “Then I started getting these crazy ideas in my head (to work with Rock). The first few people I mentioned it to sort of laughed at me. They thought it was hilarious. I don’t know if they were laughing at the idea, or that he would consider doing it.” They cut a deal — Sexsmith can’t afford Metallica prices — and went to work with some veteran session musicians in Los Angeles. “I was just really amazed at what I was hearing from the speakers,” Sexsmith said. “It just sounded like a whole new level to me, that I had been trying to achieve but had never been able to get to.” He felt like he was in the big leagues, and in good hands. “I know what I’m good at,” he said. “I know I’m a good songwriter and all that, but when you strike out every time you step up to the plate, you lose your selfconfidence.” For all the music’s exuberance, the album lyrics reflect a dark period. Listen to disc’s opening lines: “Heavy clouds all hanging around, and the sun refuses to shine. If you’re bent on bringing me back down, better get in line.” His direction is already a matter of some debate. Douglas Arrowsmith, director of “Love Shines,” said he went out for drinks with some fellow directors following a film festival and there was a long discussion about whether Sexsmith should have hired Rock or whether the music had enough charm to stand on its own. Sexsmith is proud of the results, and said his fans shouldn’t be frightened by them. “It’s not a shy record,” he said. “It just comes crashing through the doors ... Even if someone listens to this album and doesn’t like the production, I don’t think they can dispute the songs. If you’re a fan of my stuff, you’ll see that the songs are as good as any I’ve done. If you’re not a fan, it’s just another bad Ron Sexsmith record.” What happened next would be comical if it weren’t so infuriating. Sexsmith is on a Warner Bros. label in Canada, and hoped that

big company would get behind his U.S. release. They rejected “Long Player, Late Bloomer,” perhaps deeming his sales track record too risky. He tried to shop it at the influential Nonesuch indie label, and said executives there found the music “too commercial.” (A spokeswoman said Nonesuch doesn’t discuss publicly why an artist isn’t signed, and didn’t discuss it with Sexsmith). Caught in-between again. “After a couple of months of trying to find a deal for it, all my enthusiasm went completely out the window, because I thought, ‘What is going on? Can’t they hear it?”’ Sexsmith said. “‘What about the music?’ Forget what’s going on on the radio or whatever, what do you think about the music? Since we’ve got it situated, I’m excited about it again.” He’s releasing the music on his own Ronboy Rhymes label and working with the prominent Thirty Tigers distribution company. That certainly makes it harder to get his music heard but, with all the changes in the industry, not impossible. The label limbo was a can’tresist climax for Arrowsmith’s movie, in part because it seemed the story of Sexsmith’s life. That bothered Sexsmith, because he felt the film perpetuates a sad story that he’s trying to break free of. Arrowsmith said he wasn’t trying to psychoanalyze Sexsmith, but he hoped his subject saw parts of himself that he might not otherwise recognize. Part of the frustration of Sexsmith’s musical colleagues is that they wonder when the singer will stop worrying about “making it,” and realize that he already has arrived, in terms of his talent making an impact on people. “He wants to achieve fame,” Arrowsmith said. “He wants to achieve it on his own terms and actually on his own. He doesn’t want to seem like he’s stepping on people. That seems very important to him, even at the cost of maybe missing it in his own lifetime.” Sexsmith was concerned about the film including testimony from some of his peers about his talent, Arrowsmith said. “That makes him uncomfortable because part of his narrative is that he doesn’t think of himself as the person they are talking about in that way,” he said. “I think it’s been hard for him to realize how good he really is.”

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