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WEAThEr Tonight: Partly cloudy; low near 43 Tuesday: Partly cloudy; high near 58 Mississippi River:

24.6 feet Rose: 0.1 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


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TODAY IN hISTOrY 44 B.C.: Roman dictator Julius Caesar is assassinated by a group of nobles that included Brutus and Cassius. 1493: Christopher Columbus returns to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. 1913: President Woodrow Wilson meets with reporters for what’s been described as the first presidential press conference. 1919: Members of the American Expeditionary Force from World War I convene in Paris for a three-day meeting to found the American Legion. 1964: Actress Elizabeth Taylor marries actor Richard Burton in Montreal; it was her fifth marriage, his second. 1975: Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis dies near Paris at age 69. 2005: Former WorldCom chief Bernard Ebbers is convicted in New York of engineering the largest corporate fraud in U.S. history. (He was later sentenced to 25 years in prison.)

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Tim Evans of Vicksburg prepares to load his boat up at LeTourneau Landing after taking a ride on the Mississippi River Sunday.

River expected to begin spring climb today By Steve Sanoski After weeks of retreating, the Mississippi River at Vicksburg will begin rising again today — possibly en route to another year of spring flooding, forecasters say. “Right now, we’re looking at above-normal potential for spring flooding,” said Marty Pope, senior service hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Jackson. “The snow melt up north is over for the most part, so what

we have to watch out for now are heavy rains over the Upper Mississippi River and Ohio River valleys.” As of this morning, the Mississippi River was running at 24.6 feet, up .1 from Sunday’s reading. After predicted rises of about a half foot today and Tuesday, the river is forecast to begin rising by more than a foot a day on Wednesday. The long range forecast by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, La., is calling for

the city of Cairo, Ill. — where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers converge — to crest at 5.5 feet over the city’s flood stage of 40 feet on March 25. While an extended river forecast for Vicksburg was not yet computed this morning, LMRFC Hydrologist Daniel Pearce said the Vicksburg area also likely will be nearing its flood stage of 43 feet by the end of the month. “It’s hard to predict exactly, but Vicksburg will probably be

U.S. coverage could take years By The Associated Press

from Social Security rather than forSee IOUs, Page A2.

See Coverage, Page A2.

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federal government already spent that money over the years on other programs, preferring to borrow

See Health care, Page A2.

WASHINGTON — It took lawmakers a year to shape President Barack Obama’s health care bill. If it finally passes Congress, it’ll take the better part of a decade to write the user manual for consumers and doctors, employers and insurance companies. Here’s a primer on some of the major effects for consumers and other key players: • Immediate changes: The bill pumps $5 billion into high-risk insurance pools run by the states to provide coverage to those in frail health. Taxpayer-backed insurance won’t be free, but premiums should be much lower than what’s charged by private insurers willing to take those in poor health. Children could stay on their parents’ coverage until age 26. • The self-employed: Starting in 2014, self-employed people and those whose employers don’t offer coverage would be able to pick a plan through a health insurance exchange. More than 30 million people would

See River, Page A7.

Social Security to start cashing in IOUs PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration. It’s time to start cashing them in. For more than two decades, Social Security collected more money in payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits — billions more each year. Not anymore. This year, for the first time since the 1980s, when Congress last overhauled Social Security, the retirement program is projected to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes — nearly $29 billion more. Sounds like a good time to start tapping the nest egg. Too bad the

WASHINGTON — With a fresh sense of urgency, President Barack Obama and congressional Democratic leaders pressed wavering rank-andfile lawmakers to back his health care overhaul, determined to give the party something to show voters in the midterm elections. Obama was set to head to northeast Ohio today with a final sales pitch for health care legislation that the President Barack top Democratic voteObama counter in the House said still lacked the necessary votes to pass. Obama’s top political adviser, David Axelrod, said he was “absolutely confident” the measure would pass during a make-or-break week that already saw the president delay his trip to Indonesia, Australia and Guam. “This is the week where we will have this important vote,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs

Census forms to begin arriving in mail today By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Let the count begin. More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving today in mailboxes around the country, in the government’s once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South and the West could stand to lose the most because of lower-than-average mail participation rates in 2000 and higher shares of Hispanics and young adults, who are among the least likely to mail in their forms. Did those $2.5 million Super Bowl ads work? Stay tuned. “When you receive your 2010 census, please fill it out and mail it back,” said Census Bureau director Robert Groves, who was set to kick off the national mail-in campaign today in Phoenix, Ariz., a state which could gain up to two U.S. House seats because of rapid immigrant growth in the last decade. Groves is urging cities and states to promote the census and improve upon rates in 2000, when about 72 percent of U.S. households returned their forms. If everyone who receives See Census, Page A2.

A few problems • Household and residence: These are determined by where people live or sleep most of the time as of April 1. Household members should include babies born on or before April 1, 2010, as well as non-U.S. citizens. The rationale is that cities and states should receive federal money to support everyone who uses their public roads, schools and other programs. College students who live away from home and U.S. military personnel who live in barracks are tallied in those places. For divorced parents who have shared custody of a child, indicate where a child usually lives. If custody is split equally, the child’s residence is where he or she is on April 1. • Race and ethnicity: If no box

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exists that describes yourself, or with the level of specificity you prefer, write it in the space marked for “other race.” • Internet option: There is none. Census officials in 2008 determined that submitting census data through the Internet posed too large a risk for security breaches. • Long form: This year’s census is only 10 questions. Previously, 1 in 6 households — roughly 20 million — received a detailed census questionnaire called the “long form” that asked about income, disability, commuting, education level and other characteristics. • Missing forms: If you don’t receive a census form, Census Bureau director Robert Groves advises that people wait until April 12 to allow time for it to arrive. After April 12, people may call the census help line at 1-866872-6868.

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Ex-MVSU chief, Vicksburg native dies in Hattiesburg By Pamela Hitchins Dr. Ernest A. Boykins, Vicksburg native and former president of Mississippi Valley State University, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his home. He was 78. Dr. Boykins was MVSU’s Ernest A. second presiBoykins dent, presiding from 1971 to 1981 during the period which saw the Delta school granted university status. After retiring from higher education, Dr. Boykins built a second career as well as a volunteer ministry counseling patients See Boykins, Page A7.


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Bill Willoughby takes a shot of elevation on Grove Street for the City of Vicksburg Sunday. Willoughby said he was checking for

elevations for flood levels for insurance purposes on the Levee Street depot.

City man held after shooting in domestic dispute A Vicksburg man was in the Issaquena County Jail during the weekend awaiting his initial appearance this morning for a domestic charge. Andrew Patton, 25, 65 Brogdon Drive, was arrested at 11:20 p.m. Saturday at 721 Beresford St. and charged with attempted aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. During a domestic dispute, Stewart said, Patton fired multiple shots from a rifle around 11 p.m. at a Toyota Avalon occupied by his girlfriend. Stewart said the car’s passenger door was struck three times. No injuries were reported.

TV, games, jewelry among missing items Two residential burglaries were reported in the city during the weekend. A Sanyo 42-inch TV valued at $699, a Nintendo Wii game system valued at $399 and a Nintendo DS valued at $150 were reported missing at 9:38 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle. Two Philips DVD players valued at $140, an 18-inch gold necklace valued at $200 and two silver necklaces


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valued at $200 were reported missing at 1:17 a.m. Sunday from a home in the 70 block of Spouts Spring Road.

Wreck on S. Frontage leaves three injured

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Burned child moved to Georgia hospital An 8-year-old boy who was seriously burned when an aerosol can blew up in his face Saturday afternoon has been transferred to a burn center in Georgia. Nathaniel E. Ashley, 4569 Haleys Point, was reported to be in fair condition at Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, said Olena Scarboro, a spokesman for the hospital. Nathaniel initially was taken to River Region Medical Center, then flown to Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon before being transferred to Georgia later Saturday, hours after a spray paint can that he threw into a fire pit blew up, burning his face, neck, hands and chest, said Sgt. John Elfer, Warren County Sheriff’s Office. Nathaniel is the son of Tina and Staff Sgt. Roger Ashley, who is in Afghanistan, deployed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 412th Theater Engineer Command. Roger Ashley was expected

Three Vicksburg residents were taken to the hospital after a three-car wreck at 1818 S. Frontage Road in front of Carpet One Friday afternoon. Driver Amanda Comans, 18, and her passenger, Michael Jones, 19, both of 100 Jones Road Lot 7, were treated and released from River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said, after their 2004 Chevy Cavalier was struck at 1:29 p.m. by a 2008 Chevy Trailblazer driven by James F. Wind, 43, 401 Goodrum Road, Sgt. Jackie Johnson said. Johnson said Wind’s passenger, Adelaide Wind, 77, same address, was also taken to River Region, but the hospital had no record of her. Johnson said Comans, who was westbound on South Frontage Road, was attempting to turn left next to Carpet One, when Wind, who was traveling east, struck her vehicle. The impact of that collision carried over to another vehicle, a 2004 Dodge Neon, driven by Gordon Stevens, 25, 4405 Halls Ferry Road, Johnson said. No citations were issued.

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NAACP — 6 tonight, executive board; 7 tonight, regular members; 923 Walnut St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Kim and Steve Koppman, River Road Jean Company, speakers. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6 p.m. Tuesday; Adolph Rose Antiques, 717 Clay St. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent — 7 p.m. Wednesday, president’s home; members to attend.

churches St. Alban’s Episcopal — Lenten contemplative prayer, 4:306 p.m. Tuesday; Soup dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Lenten Arts Program, Joan H. Leese, 7 p.m Wednesday; 5930 Warriors Trail. St. Mark Free Will Baptist — Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 2606 Hannah St. Belmont M.B. — Youth Conference, 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday; 8 a.m. Saturday; the Rev. Troy Truly and Joan Truly, speakers; 3442 Charlie Brown Road.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Tuesday: 9 a.m., computer class; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., oil painting and card games.

Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays;; 1315 Adams St. Warren County Rally Against Underage Drinking — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday; free admission; LaSandra Davis, 601-638-1336; City Park Pavilion. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. DivorceCare — 6 p.m. Tuesday. Christ-centered video/ support group; 1315 Adams St.; 601-636-2493. Health and Wellness Expo — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; free screenings, door prizes; Robyn Lea, 601-636-4555; Outlets at Vicksburg. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-anon ­— 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502

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eign creditors. In return, the Treasury Department issued a stack of IOUs — in the form of Treasury bonds — which are kept in a nondescript office building just down the street from Parkersburg’s municipal offices. Now the government will have to borrow even more money, much of it abroad, to start paying back the IOUs, and the timing couldn’t be worse. The government is projected to post a record $1.5 trillion budget deficit this year, followed by trillion dollar deficits for years to come. Social Security’s shortfall will not affect current benefits. As long as the IOUs last, benefits will keep flowing. But experts say it is a warning sign that the program’s finances are deteriorating. Social Security is projected to drain its trust funds by 2037 unless Congress acts, and there’s concern that the looming crisis will lead to reduced benefits.

a census form mails it back, the government would save an estimated $1.5 billion in follow-up visits. Groves said real-time census data showed public awareness of the 2010 count had improved since January to levels similar to 2000 at this point, which he called “good news.” Still, he remained particularly concerned about motivating young adults, who were lagging other groups. Many 20-somethings now on their own were living with their parents in 2000, so they haven’t had the experience of filling out census forms. The next few weeks will be critical. Even as it aims high, the Census Bureau predicts that maybe two-thirds of U.S. households will mail in the form. That’s because it faces special challenges of growing U.S. apathy toward surveys, residents displaced by a high number of foreclosures, as well as immigrants who have become more distrustful of government.

Health care Continued from Page A1. said. “I do think this is the climactic week for health care reform.” On Capitol Hill, the House Budget Committee was set to vote on legislation, one of the final steps in the Democrats’ more than yearlong quest to get a bill to the president. The panel posted a placeholder bill on its Web site late Sunday.

Clinching support for the bill might require Obama to back away from his insistence that senators purge the legislation of a number of lawmakers’ special deals. Taking a new position, Axelrod said the White House only objects to statespecific arrangements, such as an increase in Medicaid funding for Nebraska.

Coverage Continued from Page A1. buy their own coverage through state exchanges, and nearly 6 in 10 would be eligible for tax credits to help pay premiums. For example, a family of four making $44,000 would pay $2,763 in premiums, or about 6 percent of its income. But a similar family making $66,000 would have to pay $6,257 in premiums, close to 10 percent of its income. • Seniors: Seniors have been understandably worried about the health care plan, since much of it is financed with Medicare cuts the government’s own experts say could be unsustainable. It could translate to lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors in the plans, and the bill could trigger an exodus from Medicare. • Doctors: Primary care doctors and general surgeons practicing in under-

served areas such as inner cities and rural communities would get a 10 percent bonus from Medicare. But the more significant changes for doctors would unfold slowly. The goal is to start rewarding doctors for keeping patients healthy, not just treating them when they get sick. • Employers: Obama’s plan wouldn’t require employers to provide insurance to their workers, but it would hit them with a stiff fine if even one of their workers gets a federally subsidized coverage. Companies with 50 or fewer workers would be exempt, and those with 25 workers or fewer could get federal assistance. • Insurance companies: Health insurance companies would face unprecedented federal regulation and particularly close scrutiny of their bottom line.

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Soldiers stand guard at a crime scene Sunday where the crashed car of a U.S. consulate employee sits in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

U.S. couple, Mexican man killed; gang hit men suspected in ambush Slayings draw condemnation from White House CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Suspected drug gang hit men separately ambushed two cars carrying families with ties to the U.S. consulate in this violent border city, killing an American couple and a Mexican man. Three young children survived, although two suffered wounds. The slayings came amid a surge in bloodshed along Mexico’s border with Texas and drew condemnation from the White House. Mexico’s president expressed outrage and promised a fast investigation to find those responsible. Authorities put suspicion on members of a gang of hit men allied with the Juarez drug cartel. That theory is based on “information exchanged with U.S. federal agencies” helping in the investigation, according to a statement Sunday from the joint mission of soldiers and federal police overseeing security in Ciudad Juarez. While putting the blame on the drug gang, police offered no information on a possible

motive in the slayings. U.S. State Department spokesman Fred Lash said only that the three dead people were at the same party before the attacks that occurred minutes apart Saturday afternoon. Several U.S. citizens have been killed in Mexico’s drug war, most of them people with family ties to Mexico. It is very rare for American government employees to be targeted, although attackers hurled grenades at the U.S. consulate in the northern city of Monterrey in 2008. The State Department authorized U.S. government employees at Ciudad Juarez and five other U.S. consulates in northern Mexico to send family members out of the area because of concerns about rising drug violence. The cities are Tijuana, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey and Matamoros. Lash said the decision was based not only on Saturday’s killings but also on a wider pattern of violence and threats


in northern Mexico in recent weeks. The State Department noted the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has advised American citizens to delay unnecessary travel to parts of the Mexican states of Durango, Coahuila and Chihuahua. The consulate employee and her husband, both U.S. citizens, were shot to death in their car near the Santa Fe International bridge linking Ciudad Juarez with El Paso, Texas, said Vladimir Tuexi, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutors office. The woman was shot in the head, while her husband suffered wounds in his neck and arm. Their baby was found unharmed in the back seat. Tuexi estimated the child was around 1 year old. The pair were identified as consular employee Lesley A. Enriquez, 35, and her husband, Arthur H. Redelfs, 34, by Robert Cason, Redelfs’ stepfather. Redelfs was a detention officer at the El Paso County Jail, he said.


CHICAGO — Affiliates of the once mighty liberal activist group ACORN are remaking themselves in a desperate bid to ditch the tarnished name of their parent organization and restore federal grants and other revenue streams that ran dry in the wake of a video scandal. The letters A, C, O, R and N are coming off office doors from New York to California. Business cards are being reprinted. New signs with new names are popping up in front of offices. The breakaways are trying to shed the scandal that emerged six months ago when videos showed some ACORN workers giving tax tips to conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute. But while their names are different, most groups have kept the same offices and staff. That, critics say, means the groups really haven’t started anew and severed all ties to ACORN, which faced accusations of mismanagement and rampant voter registration fraud well before the video brouhaha sent even longtime Democratic backers scattering.

Study: Mini clip is safer than valve surgery ATLANTA — Many Americans with leaky heart valves soon might be able to get them fixed without open-heart surgery. A study showed that a tiny clip implanted through an artery was safer and nearly as effective as surgery, doctors reported Sunday. The device is already on sale in Europe, and its maker, Abbott Laboratories, hopes to win approval to sell it in the United States next year. Elizabeth Taylor reportedly got one last fall — the

Clip clamps leaking heart valve Doctors are testing a device to clip the heart’s mitral valve, preventing blood from leaking back into the left atrium. The device may offer an alternative to open-heart surgery.

The MitraClip is threaded through femoral vein in the groin and eventually into the mitral valve.

Repairing a faulty valve Left atrium Flap Mitral valve

Normal blood flow when the valve closes.

When flap closes abnormally, blood goes back into atrium.

Clip Clip on leaking area of flap enables valve to close tightly during pumping.

SOURCES: Abbott Laboratories; National Institutes of Health


77-year-old actress told fans about it on Twitter. About 8 million people in the U.S. and Europe have leaky mitral valves — the valve between the heart’s left upper and lower chambers. Not all are so bad they need treatment, but the worst cases can lead to heart failure over time. In the study, six times more people who had surgery suffered complications during the next month than those who got Abbott’s MitraClip. Deaths, strokes and blood transfusions were less common with the device. The clip was not dramatically less effective than surgery after one year.

Phillips-Van Heusen to buy Hilfiger for $3B NEW YORK — Clothing maker Phillips-Van Heusen Corp. said today it has agreed to buy privately held Tommy Hilfiger in a cashand-stock deal valued at about $3 billion, creating one of the world’s biggest clothing companies. Shares of Phillips-Van

Prison handed over to Iraqi government TAJI, Iraq — The U.S. military has turned over a prison holding some 2,900 detainees to Iraqi authorities. Maj. Gen. David Quantock said today’s handover of the Taji facility will leave the U.S. in control of only one prison in Iraq. Quantock said most of the prison’s detainees are low and midlevel insurgents who are held on warrants. Only a small number have been convicted.

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JACK VIX SAYS: Watch the river.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The condition of the levees is causing much concern. • Four big pieces of machinery are added to the Lohman Laundry.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Charles Ehrman is back from Greenville where he bought three carloads of cattle. • “Fools” will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. P.S. Henson.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Joe Fox of the Carroll newsstand is giving away shamrocks to his patrons. • The Valley Dry Goods Company is opened and the event is a big one.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 A double platoon system for local firemen is urged by George A. Shuff. • Professor J.H. Culkin is convalescing from an illness.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Frank A. Scott, president of the Cotton States League, returns from Hot Springs. • Harvey Crouch, president of the Arkansas Power and Light Company, is in the city.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 The American Legion Auxiliary plans a birthday party celebration with T.J. Lawrence as master of ceremonies. • M.D. Ruffin is elected chairman of the retail group of the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Approval of a Public Health Center for Port Gibson has been announced by Congressman John Bell Williams. • Jim Logan, pitcher for the Vicksburg Billies, is sold to Gadsden. • The Cues and Curtains column in the Vicksburg Evening Post says the stage set aboard the steamer “Sprague” has been completed for the return showing of “Gold in the Hills.”

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 The Warren County Easter Seal Society opens its campaign. • Frank W. Taylor dies. • Cliff Robertson stars in “Battle of the Coral Sea” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richardson announce the birth of a son, Joseph Jr., on Feb. 28. • Joe W. Warnock is killed in an automobile wreck north of Vicksburg. • The Rev. James M. Russell is appointed associate pastor at St. Paul Catholic Church. • Mr. and Mrs. James Sanders announce the birth of a son, Ottis Daniel, on Feb. 25.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Michael Benjamin Coomes celebrates his first birthday. • Alicia Shonta McFarland is 1 year old.

BrightSource isn’t crossing any bright line It may come as a surprise to some that the federal government would be providing a $1.37 billion loan for a private solar project on public land in the Mojave Desert. One wonders where these people have been. Federal tentacles have increasingly been part of projects of all types, and it certainly didn’t start with the administration of President Barack Obama. Loan guarantees by federal agencies have joined state and local tax incentives and inducements to the point were old-style capitalism is merely a memory. The private company BrightSource recently announced it would receive a guaranteed loan from the Department of Energy to build a massive solar plant near the California/Nevada border. The justification presented to the public is the same as it always is in these situations: jobs. The plant would create

about 1,000 temporary construction jobs (and a much smaller number of permanent jobs). Even then, the loan covers only 70 percent of the project cost. The rest of the money won’t come from the private company’s investors, though. Don’t be silly. They hope to pay for the rest with federal stimulus funds. So this private company is building an entire facility without having to pay up front for any of it. The public is paying for it. And then the public will have the privilege of paying this company to purchase the power from the solar plant that the public had to pay to build in the first place. And if the plant turns out to be a big failure? The loan is guaranteed, which means BrightSource can default and leave the public on the hook for it. Some will say this is a truly misguided plan. Some will say successful capi-

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

talism requires that a company’s investors put out the risk in order to justify the reward of profit. This is just like the high-speed rail issue. If investors are not willing to put their own money on the line for this development, it simply should not happen. That may be the American story of yesteryear, but public-private partnerships are the standard today. What is unusual here is the involvement of oil companies as investors — Chevron and BP are two of the more recognizable names. President Barack Obama railed against big oil profits during the campaign. How is the federal government working to protect their profit margins by giving them the money to develop new potential sources of revenue? Go figure.

Bill and Ada Lauderdale show their $500 first prize money as winners of the Game and Fish Cookoff. • Vicksburg High School’s George Guider is featured sliding into home plate in a game against Greenville. • Vicksburg resident Zelda Till dies. • “Spirit of Vicksburg” owner John Hoseman inspects life jackets in preparation for the annual inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Local band The Chill is scheduled to play at Port Gibson’s Main Street Heritage Festival. • Additional personnel are riding along school bus routes to prevent discipline problems.

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Tapestry a learning opportunity, but no tests My guess is that from time to time almost everyone who lives in Vicksburg wonders about local history — and would like to know a little more. The Tapestry events series, which started Thursday and continues through April 5, provides a “learn at your own pace” opportunity. In 2009, the first series was organized by the Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast Association, working in concert with the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. The idea, a great one, was to provide tourists a more in-depth experience than they might get during a driving tour or a walk through a museum or antebellum mansion. The programs will be equally informative for locals, the people who drive past historic sites every day. And they are low key. No pressure. No exams. Saturday, for example, Sister Mary Paulinus Oakes, a Roman Catholic Sister of Mercy who happens to be



A complete schedule is printed in the small, maroon guidebooks that can be picked up at most banks, motels, the state or local visitor centers or viewed online at

a Vicksburg native, led a tour of the convent and school complex now home to the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation. Who wouldn’t want to know more about this order of nuns who arrived from Maryland in 1860 and whose members have worked here in education and health care since? Thursday, educator Tillman Whitley, curator of the Jacqueline House African-American Museum, will talk about efforts to keep the singular history of blacks in Vicksburg from

being forgotten or marginalized. Black history in Vicksburg includes bondage, freedom, Jim Crow and civil rights stories, but there’s a lot more including professional leadership and innovation during all those eras. On Saturday, Ernesto Caldeiro of New Orleans, whose credits include serving as associate producer of TV’s “Search for Tomorrow,” will speak on an area of his expertise. Caldeiro prepared the genealogy for The Papers of Jefferson Davis, archived at Rice

University in Houston, and will talk about members of the Confederacy’s first family who lived here. On March 27, David Mitchell (no kin) will talk about Jews in Vicksburg, and he’ll do so in the newly restored Bazsinsky House, which has been home to Jewish families for more than 150 years. On April 3, author Alan Huffman will talk about the sinking of the Sultana, still the worst maritime incident in the history of the United States. Vicksburg was the Sultana’s last port of call. There’s a lot more. There will be presentations on: • The art of quiltmaking. • The slave trade in Vicksburg, including original auction papers. • How Vicksburg’s river batteries defended the city during the Civil War. • Tatting and the making of fine lace. • Foods and beverages that might have been served when Cedar Grove

Mansion was built in 1840, including samples. • The practice of medicine in the 1860s. A complete schedule is printed in the small, maroon guidebooks that can be picked up at most banks, motels, the state or local visitor centers or viewed online at www.vcvb. org. There’s a charge to attend most of the events, but it’s not enough to require a student loan. Those who have been meaning to learn a little more about the town where they live — regardless of how long they’ve lived here — might want to plan to attend one event, or several. Again, there are no tests. You don’t even have to tell anyone you’re not a tourist. •

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

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Mississippians scramble to get exclusive state $2 bills Restricted release gives just 1 out of every 1,291 households an opportunity to get the entire State $2 Bill Collection™ By Joan Tedeschi

Universal Media Syndicate

■ NEVER BEFORE SEEN: This is the new Mississippi state overlaid $2 bill that few have ever seen and everyone is scrambling to get. The World Reserve Monetary Exchange has restricted the release of its exclusive State $2 Bill Collection™, so getting one would make you as happy as hitting the lottery.

Most Americans have never even seen a government issued $2 bill, let alone the new never before seen state $2 bills being overlaid and released exclusively by the World Reserve Monetary Exchange. According to Thomas C. Harris, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and consultant for the privately held World Reserve, “Less than 1% of all U.S. Government notes currently produced are $2 bills.” And finding one of the exclusive 50 state $2 bills will be even more difficult. That’s because it has just been announced that the release of the entire new State $2 Bill Collection™ has been restricted. That means only 1 out of every 1,291 U.S. households will even have a chance to get them all. With this new State $2 Bill Collection™ now underway, Mississippians are expected to snatch up all they can while they can still get their hands on them. ■

Just 48 hours left for local residents to get $ the only existing Mississippi state 2 bills Private hoard of never before seen state $2 bills being released for the next 48 hours, only in 4 packs of protective estate wallets each loaded with its own Mississippi state $2 bill for just $12 per wallet By R.K. Berry

Universal Media Syndicate

UMS – It’s like a run on the banks. The phones just keep ringing off the hook. That’s because Mississippi residents can only get the World Reserve’s never before seen Mississippi state overlaid $2 bills for the next 48 hours. All residents have to do is call 1-888-593-7955 or one of the five Overflow Hotlines to get their new state bills. These special Toll Free Hotlines have been set up because you can’t get these exclusive bills at local banks, credit unions or even the Federal Reserve. They’re being banded in packs of four and released directly to Mississippi residents exclusively by the World Reserve. These crisp U.S. $2 bills featuring the exclusively designed Mississippi state overlaid printing are so precious you would never even dream of carrying them around in an ordinary leather wallet. That’s why they are being released in individually loaded rich protective estate wallets. They are so impressive, everyone will swear they must have been taken right from the Governor’s desk. “Everything in our vault may soon be gone. So residents who want to get them now had better hurry and call,” said Jefferson Marshall, Executive Director of the World Reserve Monetary Exchange. Some collectors are always trying to snatch up all the $2 bills issued by the Government they can get their hands on. They know that $2 bills are almost impossible to find in your pocket change these days. Originally issued in 1928, the currently designed $2 bills have largely been locked away in the bowels of the U.S. Federal Reserve vaults, rarely distributed by banks and almost never seen in circulation. The $2 bills issued by the Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing, makers of all of the nation’s paper currency, make up less than 1% of the $670 billion in genuine U.S. currency that circulates worldwide, according to the U.S. Department of Treasury. “That’s why I’ve authorized a limited number of genuine Government issued $2 bills to be overlaid with the Mississippi state printing and released from our private vault reserve to the residents of the great state of Mississippi. Non-residents can’t have the vault packs of these Mississippi

state $2 bills,” Marshall said. “These exclusive Mississippi state $2 bills will be highly sought after and are extremely popular to hand out as gifts for friends and family. They are the perfect gift for any occasion,” he said. “That’s why this announcement is being so widely advertised, to make sure every Mississippi resident has a chance to get their own state $2 bill,” said Marshall. They are sure to impress because most people have never even seen one of these newly enhanced state $2 bills featuring a riverboat and the Jackson cityscape with President Thomas Jefferson on the front. “Since these are the only existing Mississippi state $2 bills, anyone who wants more than 10 sealed vault packs of 4 bills in protective estate wallets must submit requests in writing so there will be no hoarding by dealers,” said Marshall. “You better believe we will be strictly enforcing the limits so that we can guarantee there will be at least 10 vault packs for Mississippians who call in the next 48 hours,” Marshall said. ■

■ LIMITED RELEASE BEGINS: Above is the never before seen entire 50 State $2 Bill Collection™ shown off by the World Reserve. You can’t get these exclusive state $2 bills from local banks, credit unions or even the Federal Reserve. Dealers and collectors who are lucky enough to find them are sure to be charging a hefty premium to let them go. But getting the entire 50 State $2 Bill Collection™ may be hard, since the release is being restricted. That’s why the World Reserve Monetary Exchange has also decided to release all 50 states together in one complete collection to residents who beat the deadline by calling 1-888-593-7955 in the next 48 hours.

HOW MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS CAN GET THEIR STATE $2 BILLS MISSISSIPPI RESIDENTS ONLY The special Toll Free Hotlines are open to Mississippi residents only. Residents have just 48 hours to get their Mississippi state $2 bills beginning at 8:00am today. If you miss the deadline you’ll be turned away and forced to wait for future announcements in this publication or others, if any. The World Reserve Monetary Exchange is only releasing the never before seen Mississippi state overlaid $2 bills banded together in packs of 4, each in its own protective estate wallet, for just $12 per wallet and shipping to residents of Mississippi only. There is a strict limit of 10 Mississippi state $2 bill vault packs per household. To claim yours call the special Toll Free Hotline numbers below. SPECIAL TOLL FREE HOTLINE:

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1-888-593-8039 1-888-608-3494

OVERFLOW HOTLINES 1-888-608-3495 1-888-608-3496 1-888-608-3497 CODE: PM101

WHAT TO DO IF ALL LINES ARE BUSY If you are a Mississippi resident trying to get the new Mississippi state $2 bills within the 48 hr. deadline and have not been able to reach an operator by calling the special Toll Free Hotline or any of the five Overflow Hotline numbers, follow the steps below. 1) Immediately call the Toll Free Hotline number below. 2) You will then be connected to a special operator who will ask you for the code number below and arrange delivery of your Mississippi state $2 bills.

Call Toll Free: 1-888-608-3498 ■ GET THEM WHILE YOU CAN: Shown above inside the maximum security vault of the World Reserve Monetary Exchange is their entire 50 State $2 Bill Collection™ that only 1 out of every 1,291 households will have an opportunity to get. Also shown are the new state $2 bills in the protective estate wallets, only released banded together in packs of 4, that everyone is trying to get for themselves and to give as gifts. They are so impressive that those lucky enough to get them may feel like they were handed a million dollars.

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at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services in Hattiesburg. Even during his illness, though, education and teaching remained his passions, said his son, Darryl Boykins of Farragut, Tenn. “He told my mother, you can cancel all my subscriptions except the education journal,” his son said. Under Dr. Boykins’ leadership, MVSU added departments including Aerospace Studies, Family and Community Services, Library Science, Military Science and Environmental Health, as well as the first master’s degree program. “MVSU lost a true gentleman and a great leader,” current president Dr. Donna H. Oliver said in a statement released by the university. “I first met Dr. Boykins during last year’s Founder’s Week activities and it was an honor to present him with the 2009 J.H. White Preeminence Award for Education/Academics during the annual scholarship gala.” “When he went to Valley State one of the first things he did was tell the principals in Vicksburg, ‘If there’s any student that wants to come, you just let me know and it won’t cost them a cent,’” said his brother, Lonnie Boykins of Vicksburg. “He found them workstudy jobs so they could earn their way through.” Former Vicksburg alderman Gertrude Young was one of those Dr. Boykins and his sister, Cherrie McClelland of Vicksburg, helped get an academic scholarship and to get through school. “It was a great honor for me because at that time I was the first person in my family to go to college,” Young said today. “It just turned my life around. I will always be grateful to Dr. Boykins and Mrs. McClelland for that.” Before his term at MVSU, Dr. Boykins was head of the Division of Arts and Sciences at Alcorn State University, and after taught biology at the University of Southern Mississippi before his retirement. “Dr. Boykins was a great professor, a great leader,” said Dr. John Walls, deputy super-

intendent of Vicksburg Warren School District, who majored in biology at Alcorn under Dr. Boykins. “He inspired all his students — though it sounds like a cliche, it was true — to be the best they could be.” Dr. Boykins resigned from MVSU in 1981 after the school suffered financial problems. He also pleaded guilty in 1988 to tax evasion, but said it was the result of an accounting error and paid all back taxes, his brother said. After retirement, Dr. Boykins continued to be active in the Hattiesburg community, Lonnie Boykins said. Besides his work at Pine Grove, he volunteered by visiting with patients at the center’s parent organization, Forrest General Hospital. “He loved working with the people at Pine Grove and talking to the patients,” Lonnie Boykins said. Dr. Boykins earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Xavier University in 1953, a master’s degree at Texas Southern University and a doctorate from Michigan State University. Dr. Boykins was the oldest of five children. “Until he died he was still like a patriarch,” said Lonnie Boykins. “Anytime we needed any help and advice, we always called on him.” He is also survived by his wife, Beverly Malveaux Boykins of Hattiesburg.; three daughters, Rhea Allen of Dallas, Constance Rogers of Chula Vista, Calif., and Karen Cooper of Charlotte, N.C.; another brother, Danny Boykins of Indianapolis; two sisters, Cherrie B. McClelland of Vicksburg and Phoebe Boykins Dixon of Washington, D.C.; and grandchildren. Services are tentatively scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Vicksburg, followed by burial at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hattiesburg. Visitation is also tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s. Century Funeral Home in Hattiesburg and Jefferson Burial Association of Vicksburg have charge of arrangements.

around 38 to 40 feet in early April or late March,” Pearce said. While snow melt in Northern states obviously factors into spring river rises farther south, Pope said the river stage at Vicksburg will be more affected by rainfall in the river valleys upstream. “The snowmelt leaves the soil moist, and if you get a heavy rainfall off that saturated soil it can lead to sharp rises in the river,” he explained. “The entire valley is extremely wet right now, and so what we’re going to have to be concerned about are any heavy rains before the river crests. It looks like a fairly decent system will pass over the valley on Sunday. It doesn’t look like anything excessive, but it will certainly add some water to the system.” The Mississippi River topped flood stage at Vicksburg the past two years, and the peak river stages were the two highest over the past decade. In 2008, the river topped 43 feet on March 29 and crested three weeks later at 50.9 feet. It was the highest river stage recorded at the city in 35 years, dating to 1973 when the river topped out at 51.6 feet. In 2009, the river topped flood stage on May 13 and crested two weeks later at 47.5 feet. Farmers in the leveelocked Yazoo Backwater



Area also were hammered by back-to-back years of near-record flooding in 2008 and 2009. Flooding in the backwater area usually follows flooding on the river, as the high river stage generally forces the gates of the Steel Bayou Control Structure to close. Steel Bayou is the lone drainage point for the 4,093 square miles of farmland and forest known as the Yazoo Backwater Area. Its four, 30-foot-wide gates must close when the river stage is higher than the water stage inside the backwater area. With the gates closed, any rainfall over the backwater area is impounded. Normal water stage for the backwater area is 69 feet, and crops begin going under water at about 86 feet. In 2008, the gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure were closed on March 13 and were not able to be reopened for 27 days, at which point the water stage inside the structure was 92.3 feet. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated a total of 344,000 acres of forest and farmland were flooded. Last year was even worse in the backwater area, with the water stage topping out at 93.7 feet on June 4. Since the levee system was completed in 1978, the 2008 and 2009 backwater flood events marked the sixth and third highest water stages on record, respectively.

deaths 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.

Wilson. Honorary pallbearers will be International Paper Company’s Vicksburg Mill Powerhouse Crew and Dr. Paul Pierce, Dr. David Halinski and Dr. Mack Jarmon.

Ben H. Butler Jr

Lamar Eakes

Ben H. Butler Jr., of Vicksburg, died March 14, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 75. Born in Jena, La., he had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1967. Mr. Butler was a powerhouse foreman with International Paper Company, retiring in 1991. He was a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of 31 years, Katherine N. Butler of Vicksburg; his parents, Ben and Isalee Butler; and a brother, Ronald Butler, all of Jena. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Carolyn D. Butler of Vicksburg; siblings, Margie Whatley and Fairlean Cupples, both of Monroe, La., Delo and Ruth Butler of Pineville, La., John and Marcia Butler of Vidalia, La., Dave and Ann Butler of Farmerville, La., and Donald and Margaret Butler of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons, Garry Butler and wife Becky of Hensley, Ark., and Roger Butler and wife Donna of Vicksburg; three grandchildren, Jana Comeaux and husband Chad of Zachary, La., Matthew and Alisha Utter of Houston, Texas, and Noel Butler of Vicksburg; and four greatgrandchildren. Survivors of his extended family include children, Pam Warnock, Kenny Warner and wife Bette and Kathy Kolb and husband Tony, all of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, Josh Warnock, Daniel Warner, Jessie Pennington and husband Ricky and Karl Kolb, all of Vicksburg, and Lindsey Fulton and husband Trey of Bolton; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Riles Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Green Acres Memorial Park under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 8 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Chad Comeaux, Trey Fulton, Karl Kolb, Ricky Pennington, Matthew Utter, Daniel Warner, Josh Warnock and Mark

Lamar Eakes died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at his residence. He was 65. Born in Philadelphia, Miss., he was son of the late Clifton Eakes and Laura Mae Cook Eakes. Mr. Eakes was a graduate of Neshoba Central High School and served with the Army in the Vietnam War. A resident of Vicksburg since 1970, he was the manager of the body shop for George Carr Motors for the past 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife, Betsy R. Eakes of Vicksburg; a daughter, Mandy Eakes of Vicksburg; a son, Jamie Lamar Eakes and his wife, Dasha, of Vicksburg; a granddaughter, Raegan Thornell of Vicksburg; one sister, Barbara Stovall and her husband, Bobby, of Philadelphia; and one brother, Dale Eakes and his wife, Nanda, of Philadelphia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Riles Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at the Yokena Cemetery under the direction of Riles Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Ben Barrett, Bo Eakes, Steve Stovall, Jeff McAdory, Marty McAdory, Mike Snow, Neal Reese and Ricky Vowell. Honorary pallbearers will be George Carr and employees of George Carr Motor Company, John Rundell, Harry Ferguson, Billy Brown and John Carlisle. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.

John L. Rozell Sr. John L. Rozell Sr. died Friday, March 12, 2010, at St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital. He was 72. A lifelong resident of Edwards, Mr. Rozell was a member of Mount Pleasant M.B. Church. He was a retired truck driver, having been employed by Miller’s Transport and Yellow

Freight Lines. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Sr. and Ellen Rozell; and a brother, Jerry Lee Rozell. Survivors include his wife, Oceal Rozell of Edwards; two sons, John Rozell Jr. and Patrick Rozell, both of Edwards; two daughters, Sandra Rozell Lewis of Irving, Texas, and Chnita V. Rozell Hardy of Mercy, Texas; one brother, Larry Rozell of Edwards; six sisters, Addie Manning, Carolyn Rozell and Barbara J. Rozell Watson, all of Edwards, Gloria Jean Rozell and Dorothy N. Pittman, both of Detroit, and Louise Stanley of Hammond, Ind.; nine grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Helen L. Sink Helen L. Sink, 90, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was born in Taylorsville, Miss., and had been a lifelong resident of Vicksburg. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother. She found her happiness as a homemaker and enjoying cooking and baking cakes for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, John Grover Robinson and Iva Stringer Robinson; husband, Clyde L.

Sink; three brothers, Haskel Robinson of Baytown, Texas, Billy Ray Robinson of Taylorsville and Norman Robinson of Vicksburg; three sisters, Alene Ford Sharp of Laurel, and Evelyn Hull and Doris Davis, both of Vicksburg; and a special granddaughter, Darla Leist Sanders of Vicksburg. Survivors include one brother, Charles Robinson and wife Jenny Genevieve Robinson of Springfield, Mo.; two sons, Billy L. Watkins and his wife, Linda Taylor Watkins, of Port Gibson and Forrest Sink and his wife, Katherine Neal Sink, of Vicksburg; two daughters, Betty Leist and husband Fred Leist of Vicksburg and Carolyn Harris Sheppard and husband Mac Sheppard of Braxton; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel at Vicksburg with the Rev. Chris Young and the Rev. Fred Leist Jr. officiating. Visitation will be at noon prior to the service. Interment will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Billy Leist, Steve Leist, Daniel Edwards, John Clyde Harris, Bobby Sanders, Gerald Davis and Jarone Neal. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Posey, James Ingram, Joe Tom, B.B. Evans,

Frank J.


Mr. Lamar Eakes

Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Riles Funeral Home Chapel Interment Yokena Cemetery Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Monday Memorials American Heart Association P. O. Box 16808 Jackson, Mississippi 39236

Mr. Ben H. Butler Jr.

Service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Riles Funeral Home Chapel Interment Green Acres Memorial Park Visitation 5 - 8 p.m. Monday 5000 Indiana Avenue


Mrs. Mary F. Anderson

Service 2 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 Frank J. Fisher Funeral Chapel Interment Green Acres Memorial Park Visitation 12:30 p.m. Monday until the hour of service at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home

Mr. David Vantrease Jr.

Arrangements to be announced



Larry Pope, Herman Campbell, Dr. Russell Barnes, Robert Jones, Carroll Warnock, the sixth-floor nursing staff of River Region Hospital, the staff of Shady Lawn Nursing Home and the staff of Providence Hospice. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hawkins United Methodist Church, Trinity Baptist Church, Highland Baptist Church and Bowmar Baptist Church. A special thanks to the staff of Shady Lawn Nursing Home in providing her with a second family and earthly home. Also, special thanks to River Region Hospital and Providence Hospice for the loving care provided during her final days and hours. God bless everyone for the many intercessory prayers and acts of kindness shown to the family. Our dear mother is now absent from the body and present with the Lord. Praise God!


• Rolling Fork •

Mrs. Willie Mae Shields

Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Lake Washington Baptist Church Interment County Line Cemetery Glen Allan, Mississippi Visitation 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at the church • Vicksburg •

Mrs. Helen L. Sink

Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 Glenwood Chapel Interment Green Acre Memorial Park Visitation Noon Tuesday until the hour of service Memorials Hawkins United Methodist Church 3736 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 • Trinity Baptist Church 3365 Porters Chapel Road Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 • Highland Baptist Church 3518 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 • Bowmar Baptist Church 1825 Highway 61 South Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 601-636-1414 45 Highway 80





Partly cloudy skies tonight with more clouds arriving by Tuesday.

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 wednesdaythursday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers; highs in the mid60s, lows in the mid-40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the lower 40s tuesDAY-thursday Partly cloudy; chance of showers; highs in the upper 60s, lows in the lower 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 68º Low/past 24 hours............... 46º Average temperature......... 57º Normal this date................... 58º Record low..............26º in 1988 Record high............88º in 1982 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..............1.20 inches Total/year.............. 10.80 inches Normal/month......2.85 inches Normal/year........ 13.18 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:52 A.M. Most active...............11:38 P.M. Active............................. 6:13 P.M. Most active................12:03 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:10 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:11 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:12

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 24.6 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 22.2 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.3 | Change: -1.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 24.7 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 18.5 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 24.3 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................72.3 River....................................71.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 37.1 Wednesday........................... 38.9 Thursday................................ 40.5 Arkansas City Tuesday.................................. 19.5 Wednesday........................... 21.1 Thursday................................ 22.0 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 30.3 Wednesday........................... 31.8 Thursday................................ 33.1 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 25.4 Wednesday........................... 26.5 Thursday................................ 28.0


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6 p.m. ESPN - Now that the field of 65 is set, find out who’s in and who’s out of the 64-team NCAA Women’s Tournament. The bracket is announced on ESPN’s selection show tonight.

WHO’S HOT COLBY RUSHING Porters Chapel Academy outfielder had two hits and two RBIs in an 11-3 win over Carroll Academy on Saturday.

SIDELINES Tomlinson signs with N.Y. Jets LaDainian Tomlinson found a new home, while the Cleveland Browns cleaned house. The New York Jets added Tomlinson to last season’s top-ranked rushing offense, signing the aging former MVP to a two yearcontract worth about $5.2 million Sunday. The 31-year-old Tomlinson, cut last month by San Diego, chose New York over Minnesota after visiting the Vikings on Thursday. The 2006 NFL MVP spent Friday with the Jets, capping it with dinner with coach Rex Ryan, GM Mike Tannenbaum and other team officials. “He wanted to go to a team that he thought had a chance to compete for the championship,” agent Tom Condon said. “He wanted to go somewhere where he had a chance to have a significant role, and so with the Jets he also was going to be very familiar with the offensive system.” Also Sunday, Cleveland traded quarterback Brady Quinn to Denver in exchange for fullback Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional pick in 2012. The Browns later dealt linebacker Kamerion Wimbley to Oakland for an undisclosed draft pick.


La. Pick 3: 9-3-7 La. Pick 4: 0-2-5-4 Weekly results: B2

All three of Mississippi’s potential NCAA Tournament teams had their bubbles burst this weekend. Luckily, the NIT was waiting with open arms. Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Jackson State all received bids to the 32-team second-tier tournament after being slighted by the NCAA Tournament selection committee. Mississippi State earned a No. 1 seed and will play Jackson State on Tuesday night in Starkville. Jackson State earned its NIT slot by winning the SWAC regularseason championship. It lost in the first round of the SWAC Tournament. Mississippi State thought it had done enough after

COLLEgE BaSkETBaLL Inside NIT schedule/B2 NCAA bracket/B3 Kansas earns top seed for NCAA Tournament/B3

reaching the SEC Tournament championship game. A 75-74 loss to Kentucky on Sunday — MSU’s second overtime loss to the Wildcats this season — ended up proving costly. “My opinion is like it always is. I have no opinion because my opinion doesn’t matter,” MSU coach Rick Stansbury said after Sunday’s game, and

‘ And, again, this wouldn’t even be a conversation if it wasn’t for the other overtime loss we had to them.’ Rick StanSbuRy MSU CoACh

before the NCAA Tournament selections were announced. “What should matter is anybody that witnesses what we’ve accomplished, what our team has done, witness that game right there. Anybody just witnessed that game. And, again, this wouldn’t even be a conversation if it wasn’t for the other overtime loss we had to them.” Ole Miss earned a No. 2 seed and will host a firstround game against Troy

on Wednesday night. The Rebels are playing in their third NIT in four years. Their last berth in 2008 resulted in a trip to the semifinals in New York. Southern Miss will play in the Tournament. The Golden Eagles travel to Ruston, La. to face Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. Thursday. “I think it is a step in the right direction for the program,” said USM coach Larry Eustachy.

Bulldogs miss tournament by a hair MSU falls in overtime and misses out on NCAA berth By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mississippi State was less than a second away from an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. A few hours later, and it felt like light years away. DeMarcus Cousins’ layup as time expired, off a missed 3-pointer by John Wall, forced overtime and Kentucky went on to beat Mississippi State 75-74 in the SEC tournament championship game. Kentucky claimed the SEC’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, while Mississippi State fell back on the bubble. By the time the Bulldogs got back to Starkville, the bubble had burst. They were denied an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and instead will play in the NIT. They earned a No. 1 seed in the 32-team consolation tournament and will host Jackson State in a first-round game Tuesday night. “Obviously, we know the basketball committee has a very challenging job and there’s a lot of very good teams out there,” Mississippi State athletic director Greg Byrne said. “But we are obviously disappointed that we were not included in the NCAA Tournament, and we certainly felt that we were deserving of an at-large bid. We’ll look forward to having discussions and follow up with the committee.” The Bulldogs largely had themselves to blame. They wasted a late lead and lost in overtime against Kentucky for the second time this season. The Bulldogs blew a seven-point lead on Feb. 16, and lost that game 81-75 in overtime. This time, the Bulldogs led 62-57 on Ravern Johnson’s 3 with 2:28 left. That set up a furious finish to a game that had gone back and forth from the start. Barry Stewart, a senior from nearby Shelbyville, Tenn., hit both free throws


Mississippi State forward Jarvis Varnado holds his head in his hands at a postgame news conference Sunday. Kentucky beat Mississippi State 75-74 in overtime, denying the Bulldogs an NCAA Tournament berth. Below, Kentucky forward DeMarcus Cousins (15) drives against Mississippi State’s Kodi Augustus in the first half. with 8.2 seconds left to push the Bulldogs’ lead to 64-61. He fouled out, sending Eric Bledsoe to the free throw line. He hit the first, missed the second and Wall’s 3-point attempt was well short. But Cousins put it back, getting the shot off before the buzzer. Officials immediately signaled that the shot counted, and Wall and Cousins celebrated with their teammates piling on as if they had won. They finally went back to the bench while officials reviewed the play. “Time never ran out seemed like,” Stewart said of the end of regulation. “Longest 4.9 seconds of my life.” Wall then scored seven of his 17 points in overtime to give Kentucky (32-3) its 26th SEC tournament championship to go along with 44 regular-season titles. It was the first time since 1952 that the SEC championship had been decided by one point.



Locals hit road for tourneys By Ernest Bowker

When the playoffs roll around, the St. Aloysius Flashes should be competing for their second consecutive Class 1A championship. If they play 11 playoff Tournament games, schedules the same number it took to win last year’s title, it will be more games against other 1A schools than they’d played in the regular season. Only seven of the Flashes’ 22 regular-season games are against 1A foes. The rest of the schedule is littered with games against schools ranging in size from Class 2A through 5A, including three this week at the Rush Spring Break Classic in Lake and Meridian. St. Al will open the tournament tonight against Class 4A Kosciusko, then play Class 3A Louisville on Tuesday and 4A Southeast Lauderdale on Wednesday. As a bonus, St. Al added a last-minute game against Class 4A power West Lauderdale this past weekend. “We’ve got murderer’s row out there,” St. Al coach Clint Wilkerson joked. “It’s going to make us better, but at the same time we’re playing to win. Any game we schedule, I feel like we can win.” This week’s tournament isn’t the last time the Flashes will take on the big boys. In April they’ll travel to face twotime defending 3A champion Sumrall — which is ranked No. 2 in the country by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper — and Class 5A Ridgeland. “I want to prove a point,” Wilkerson said. “Just because we’re a small school, why can’t we be one of the best teams in the state?” St. Al isn’t the only team keeping busy while class isn’t in session. Porters Chapel will play two division games against Mt. Salus. Vicksburg and Warren Central will play in the Big Blue Tournament at Madison Central, as well as a oneday tournament Saturday at Bazinsky Field. At the Big Blue Tournament, Vicksburg will play Terry today followed by a doubleheader with Desoto Central and Madison Central on Tuesday. Warren Central will play Father Ryan — a team from Nashville, Tenn. — today, Desoto Central on Tuesday, then Oak Grove and Brandon on Wednesday. Pearl, Lawrence County, WC and Vicksburg will make up the round-robin field for the Vicksburg spring break tournament this weekend.

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NBA 8 p.m. ESPN - Detroit at Boston 10:30 p.m. ESPN - L.A. Lakers at Golden State WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - NCAA Tournament Selection Show NHL 7 p.m. Versus - Boston at New Jersey SOCCER 3:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Liverpool vs. Portsmouth TENNIS 3 p.m. FSN - ATP/WTA Tour, BNP Paribas Open 10:30 p.m. FSN - ATP/WTA Tour, BNP Paribas Open

major league baseball



from staff & AP reports

College baseball Mississippi State splits doubleheader Connor Powers hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning, then scored the go-ahead run on a single by Cody Freeman in the 10th as Mississippi State beat Texas A&MCorpus Christi 4-2 in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi won the first game, 8-6. Brandon Orr held the Bulldogs to three runs in seven innings and struck out four to earn the win. Freeman went 5-for-10 with four RBIs in the doubleheader for Mississippi State (10-6).

Ole Miss falls short against Louisville Ole Miss hacked into an early seven-run deficit, but it was too much to overcome in a 10-8 loss to Louisville on Sunday. Ryan Wright went 4-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBIs for Louisville (14-1). His bases-clearing triple in the sixth put the Cardinals ahead 10-3. Ole Miss, however, scored three runs in the sixth, one in the seventh and another in the bottom of the ninth to pull within 10-8 on Matt Smith’s RBI double. A groundout ended the threat and the game. Smith was 3-for-5 with three RBIs for Ole Miss (12-4) and Taylor Hightower had three hits.

Southern Miss finishes sweep of Missouri State Southern Miss scored 10 runs in its final two at-bats to break open a close game, and went on to finish a three-game sweep with a 13-4 victory on Sunday afternoon. Southern Miss picked up its first Sunday win of the season, and sixth win in the last seven games, by overcoming an early 4-0 deficit with three runs in the fifth inning, six in the seventh and four in the eighth. Marc Bourgeois and B.A. Vollmuth both homered for Southern Miss (10-4). Bourgeois hit a tworun shot in the fifth inning and finished with four RBIs. Vollmuth hit a three-run homer in the seventh.

Golf Els ends drought with solid round DORAL, Fla. — Ending the longest drought of his 20-year career, Ernie Els played the final 23 holes on Doral’s Blue Monster without a bogey and closed with a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the CA Championship by four shots over 25-yearold Charl Schwartzel. Els finished at 18-under 270. It was his 61st victory worldwide, and 17th on the PGA Tour, and moved him to No. 8 in the world ranking. The 40-year-old Els last won two years ago at the Honda Classic.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 15 1869 — The Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first pro baseball team, are organized by George Ellard and Harry Wright. 1987 — Don Pooley aces the 192yard 17th hole at the Bay Hill Classic in Orlando and wins $1 million. Pooley receives half and the other half is donated to the Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital. 1997 — North Carolina’s Dean Smith becomes the career victories leader when the Tar Heels beat Colorado 73-56. Smith, with 877 wins, passes Kentucky coaching legend Adolph Rupp. 2008 — Georgia Southern sets an NCAA record for all Divisions, hitting 14 home runs in a 26-8 win over Columbia. In all, 12 different Eagles hit a home run.

Spring Training

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

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC Vanderbilt......................14-1................................0-0 Kentucky........................13-2................................0-0 Florida............................11-3................................0-0 South Carolina..............11-4................................0-0 Tennessee.....................8-7..................................0-0 Georgia..........................8-7..................................0-0


Team Overall SEC LSU................................13-2................................0-0 Alabama........................12-1................................0-0 Arkansas........................12-3................................0-0 Ole Miss.......................12-4................................0-0 Mississippi St..............10-6................................0-0 Auburn...........................9-5..................................0-0 Sunday’s Games Charleston Southern 6, Florida 3 Georgia 12, Siena 7 Kentucky 9, IPFW 3 Louisville 10, Ole Miss 8 South Carolina 6, Brown 5 Kansas 8, LSU 4 Vanderbilt 5, Ohio 1 Alabama 4, Stony Brook 3 Arkansas 3, Wisconsin-Milwaukee 2 Arizona St. 8, Auburn 3 Texas A&M-C.C. 8, Mississippi St. 6, 1st game Mississippi St. 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2, 10 innings, 2nd game Ohio State 2, Tennessee 0 Tennessee 13, Marshall 8 Tuesday’s Games Florida St. at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Georgia at Georgia Tech, 6 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Alabama A&M at Auburn, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Vanderbilt at Western Kentucky, 3 p.m. Wright St. at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Davidson at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Morehead St. at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Nicholls St. at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Alabama A&M at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Alabaman, 6:35 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Southern Miss.............10-4................................0-0 Tulane............................10-6................................0-0 Houston.........................8-5..................................0-0 Rice...............................10-7................................0-0 East Carolina.................8-6..................................0-0 Central Florida...............9-7..................................0-0 Marshall.........................7-6..................................0-0 UAB...............................7-7..................................0-0 Memphis........................5-10................................0-0 Sunday’s Games Central Florida 24, Hartford 4 Cal State Fullerton 12, UAB 2 Rice 7, California 4 Southern Miss 13, Missouri St. 4 Tulane 10, Towson 7 Houston 5, Cal Poly 3 Tennessee 13, Marshall 8 Tuesday’s Games Houston at San Francisco, 4 p.m. Gardner-Webb at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Kansas at Tulane, 6 p.m. South Florida at Central Florida, 6:05 p.m. New Orleans at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. South Alabama at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Texas at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Kansas at Tulane, 1 p.m. Houston at California, 4:30 p.m. Central Florida at Stetson, 5:30 p.m. South Alabama at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana-Monroe, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Sunday’s Games Louisville 10, Ole Miss 8 Southern Miss 13, Missouri St. 4 Alcorn St. 11, Jackson St. 10, 11 innings Miss. Valley St. 15, Alabama A&M 2, 1st game Miss. Valley St. 12, Alabama A&M 2, 2nd game Trinity 10, Millsaps 7 Ouachita Baptist 4, Delta St. 0 Texas A&M-C.C. 8, Mississippi State 8, 1st game Mississippi State 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2, 10 innings, 2nd game Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Spalding at Mississippi College, 11 a.m. Belhaven at Union, 4 p.m. Abilene Christian at Delta St., 6 p.m. Illinois Wesleyan at Millsaps, 6 p.m. William Carey at Southern Arkansas, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Ark.-Pine Bluff at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Abilene Christian at Delta St., 2 p.m. Belhaven at Bethel, 2 p.m. William Carey at Southern Arkansas, 2 p.m. Illinois Wesleyan at Millsaps, 5 p.m. Southern Miss at Louisiana-Monroe, 6:30 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

prep baseball Warren County Spring Break Schedule

Today *Vicksburg vs. Terry, 9 a.m. *Warren Central vs. Father Ryan, 2 p.m.

#St. Aloysius vs. Kosciusko, 8:15 p.m. *-at Madison Central #-at Lake High School Tuesday *Vicksburg vs. Desoto Central, 9 a.m. Vicksburg at Madison Central, 11:30 a.m. *Warren Central vs. Desoto Central, 4:30 p.m. Mt. Salus at Porters Chapel, 6 p.m. #St. Aloysius vs. Louisville, 8:15 p.m. *-at Madison Central #-at Lake High School Wednesday #St. Aloysius vs. Southeast Lauderdale, Noon *Warren Central vs. Oak Grove, 5 p.m. *Warren Central vs. Brandon, 7 p.m. *-at Madison Central #-at Northeast Lauderdale


W x-Cleveland....................52 d-Orlando.......................47 Atlanta...........................42 d-Boston........................41 Milwaukee......................36 Charlotte........................34 Miami.............................35 Toronto..........................32 Chicago.........................31 Detroit............................23 New York.......................23 Philadelphia...................23 Washington....................21 Indiana...........................21 New Jersey...................7

L 15 21 23 24 29 31 32 33 34 43 43 43 43 45 59

Pct .776 .691 .646 .631 .554 .523 .522 .492 .477 .348 .348 .348 .328 .318 .106


W L Pct d-L.A. Lakers.................48 18 .727 d-Denver........................45 21 .682 d-Dallas.........................45 22 .672 Utah...............................42 24 .636 Oklahoma City...............41 24 .631 Phoenix..........................41 26 .612 San Antonio...................39 25 .609 Portland.........................41 28 .594 Memphis........................35 32 .522 Houston.........................33 31 .516 New Orleans.................32 35 .478 L.A. Clippers..................25 42 .373 Sacramento...................23 44 .343 Golden State.................18 47 .277 Minnesota......................14 53 .209 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot ——— Saturday’s Late Games San Antonio 118, L.A. Clippers 88 Golden State 124, Toronto 112 Sunday’s Games Milwaukee 98, Indiana 94 Cleveland 104, Boston 93 Miami 104, Philadelphia 91 Charlotte 96, Orlando 89 Oklahoma City 119, Utah 111 Sacramento 114, Minnesota 100 Portland 109, Toronto 98 Phoenix 120, New Orleans 106 Today’s Games New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7 p.m. Denver at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Utah, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Charlotte at Indiana, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. San Antonio at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Memphis, 7 p.m. Washington at Denver, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

GB — 5 1/2 9 10 15 17 17 19 20 28 1/2 28 1/2 28 1/2 29 1/2 30 1/2 44 1/2 GB — 3 3 1/2 6 6 1/2 7 1/2 8 8 1/2 13 1/2 14 16 1/2 23 1/2 25 1/2 29 1/2 34 1/2

college basketball National Invitation Tournament First Round

Tuesday Northeastern at UConn, 6 p.m. N.C. State at South Florida, 7 p.m. Coastal Carolina at UAB, 7 p.m. Texas Tech at Seton Hall, 8 p.m. William & Mary at North Carolina, 8:30 p.m. Jackson State at Mississippi State, 9 p.m. Jacksonville at Arizona State, 10 p.m. Wednesday Tulsa at Kent State, 6 p.m. Illinois State at Dayton, 6 p.m. Weber State at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Quinnipiac at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Northwestern at Rhode Island, 6 p.m. Troy at Ole Miss, 8 p.m. Nevada at Wichita State, 7:05 p.m. Illinois at Stony Brook, 8 p.m. St. John’s at Memphis, 8 p.m. ———

College Basketball Invitational First Round

Tuesday Va. Commonwealth at George Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana State at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. Wednesday Duquesne at Princeton, 6 p.m. IUPUI at Hofstra, 6 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay at Akron, TBA College of Charleston at Eastern Kentucky, TBA Morehead State at Colorado State, 8 p.m. Boston U. at Oregon State, 9 p.m.

Sunday’s Scores TOURNAMENT

Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Temple 56, Richmond 52 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Duke 65, Georgia Tech 61 Big Ten Championship Ohio St. 90, Minnesota 61 Southeastern Conference Championship Kentucky 75, Mississippi St. 74, OT ———


MISSISSIPPI ST. (23-11) Augustus 1-5 0-0 2, Varnado 8-13 2-4 18, Johnson 8-15 0-0 20, Bost 6-15 2-5 16, Stewart 3-9 2-2 11, Osby 0-1 0-0 0, Benock 2-4 0-0 5, Turner 1-6 0-0 2, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-69 6-11 74. KENTUCKY (32-2)  Cousins 3-6 4-6 10, Patterson 6-11 3-4 15, Miller 0-2 0-0 0, Wall 5-15 6-9 17, Bledsoe 7-12 2-5 18, Dodson 1-7 0-0 3, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Stevenson 1-1 0-0 2, Orton 3-3 0-0 6, Liggins 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 28-61 15-24 75. Halftime—Mississippi St. 35-31.

Tank McNamara

The Vicksburg Post

End Of Regulation—Tied 64. 3-Point Goals—Mississippi St. 10-27 (Johnson 4-8, Stewart 3-6, Bost 2-6, Benock 1-3, Turner 0-2, Augustus 0-2), Kentucky 4-16 (Bledsoe 2-4, Wall 1-4, Dodson 1-5, Miller 0-1, Patterson 0-2). Fouled Out—Stewart. Rebounds—Mississippi St. 43 (Stewart 10), Kentucky 37 (Cousins 10). Assists—Mississippi St. 13 (Bost 5), Kentucky 16 (Wall 9). Total Fouls—Mississippi St. 18, Kentucky 14. A—20,082.

women’s basketball Sunday’s Scores TOURNAMENT

Big 12 Championship Texas A&M 74, Oklahoma 67 Big South Conference Championship Liberty 68, Gardner-Webb 66 Colonial Athletic Association Championship James Madison 67, Old Dominion 53 Horizon League Championship Cleveland St. 66, Butler 57 Missouri Valley Conference Championship Northern Iowa 54, Creighton 53 Northeast Conference Championship St. Francis, Pa. 77, Long Island U. 68 Pac-10 Conference Championship Stanford 70, UCLA 46

L 14 23 21 24 27 28 29 25 29 28 29 29 32 32 34

Through Feb. 27 Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300 (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts 300, Bristol, Tenn. April 3 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 9 — Bashas’ 200, Avondale, Ariz. April 17 — O’Reilly 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 24 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Richmond 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated 300, Lebanon, Tenn. June 12 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky. June 19 — Road America 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. June 26 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 2 — Subway Jalapeno 250, Fla.

Through Feb. 27 1. Carl Edwards................................................. 2. Brad Keselowski............................................ 3. Brian Vickers.................................................. 4. Justin Allgaier................................................ 5. Kyle Busch..................................................... 6. Steve Wallace................................................ 7. Kevin Harvick................................................. 8. Greg Biffle...................................................... 9. Paul Menard.................................................. 10. Scott Riggs.................................................. ———

505 464 457 449 424 423 414 408 398 359

Camping World Trucks Schedule

EASTERN CONFERENCE W 46 41 36 40 37 36 35 30 31 28 28 28 28 28 23

Nationwide Series Schedule

Nationwide Series Points Leaders

nhl GP y-Washington...69 d-Pittsburgh.....69 d-Buffalo..........67 New Jersey.....67 Ottawa.............69 Philadelphia.....68 Montreal...........70 Boston.............67 N.Y. Rangers...69 Tampa Bay......68 Atlanta.............68 Florida..............67 N.Y. Islanders..69 Carolina...........68 Toronto............69

18. David Reutimann......................................... 440 19. Jamie McMurray.......................................... 439 20. Carl Edwards............................................... 435 ———

OT 9 5 10 3 5 4 6 12 9 12 11 10 9 8 12

Pts 101 87 82 83 79 76 76 72 71 68 67 66 65 64 58

GF 270 217 183 180 186 203 191 167 181 182 200 174 180 189 183

GA 195 197 170 162 197 185 194 172 188 209 221 193 214 211 234


GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-San Jose......68 43 15 10 96 224 172 d-Chicago........68 44 18 6 94 225 170 d-Vancouver....69 43 23 3 89 228 176 Phoenix............69 42 22 5 89 187 169 Los Angeles....68 40 23 5 85 206 182 Colorado..........68 39 23 6 84 204 179 Nashville..........69 38 26 5 81 193 198 Detroit..............68 33 23 12 78 185 185 Calgary............68 34 25 9 77 173 170 St. Louis..........68 32 27 9 73 186 188 Minnesota........68 33 29 6 72 188 197 Dallas...............68 29 26 13 71 191 218 Anaheim..........68 31 29 8 70 189 209 Columbus........69 27 31 11 65 178 223 Edmonton........68 21 40 7 49 171 236 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Phoenix 3, Atlanta 2, SO Washington 4, Chicago 3, OT N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 1 Colorado 5, Dallas 3 Nashville 3, Los Angeles 2 N.Y. Islanders 4, Toronto 1 Pittsburgh 2, Tampa Bay 1 Minnesota 4, St. Louis 2 Anaheim 4, San Jose 2 Vancouver 3, Calgary 1 Today’s Games Boston at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Columbus, 6 p.m. Detroit at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Boston at Carolina, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Nashville, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 7 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through March 7 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500, Bristol, Tenn. March 28 — Goody’s 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. April 18 — Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 3 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. x-non-points race

Sprint Cup Points Leaders

Through March 7 1. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 644 2. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 618 3. Greg Biffle...................................................... 585 4. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 570 5. Clint Bowyer................................................... 558 6. Jeff Burton..................................................... 538 7. Mark Martin.................................................... 521 8. Tony Stewart.................................................. 510 9. Paul Menard.................................................. 505 10. Kurt Busch................................................... 502 11. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 482 11. Scott Speed................................................. 482 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 475 14. Joey Logano................................................ 471 15. Kyle Busch................................................... 468 16. Brian Vickers................................................ 466 17. Kasey Kahne............................................... 447

Feb. 13 — NextEra Energy 250 (Timothy Peters) March 6 — E-Z-GO 200 (Kevin Harvick) March 27 — Kroger 250, Ridgeway, Va. April 2 — Nashville 200, Lebanon, Tenn.

Camping World Points Leaders

Through March 7 1. Todd Bodine................................................... 340 2. Timothy Peters............................................... 336 3. Jason White................................................... 295 4. Aric Almirola................................................... 292 5. Kyle Busch..................................................... 272 6. Stacy Compton.............................................. 257 7. Dennis Setzer................................................ 246 8. Matt Crafton................................................... 242 9. Tayler Malsam............................................... 236 10. Donnie Neuenberger................................... 229 (tie) Brett Butler.................................................. 229

golf World Golf CA-Championships Par Scores

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Kansas, Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse earn No. 1 seeds By The Associated Press The selection committee made its choices. Now, it’s America’s turn. The country’s biggest office pool, otherwise known as March Madness, serves up the usual smorgasbord of choices, starting with Kansas, the overall top seed in the 65-team NCAA Tournament bracket released Sunday. “It’s a blessing, it’s a burden,” Kansas coach Bill Self said of being No. 1. The Jayhawks are the early 2-1 betting favorite to make the Final Four and win their second national title in three years on April 5 in Indianapolis, but there are plenty of candidates to knock them off. The list starts with the three other top seeds: Kentucky in the East, Duke in the South and Syracuse, which will have to travel about 2,000 miles for the West regional in Salt Lake City. The Orange are trying to make the Final Four for the first time since Carmelo

college basketball Anthony led them to the title in 2003. The Orange dropped below Duke in the rankings due to an early loss in the Big East Tournament in which center Arinze Onuaku injured his right quadriceps. Onuaku, who averages 10 points, five rebounds and 1.1 blocks a game, isn’t expected to play Friday when Syracuse opens against Vermont. “We’re proud to be a No. 1 seed,” Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said. “This team has worked extremely hard, been consistent all year. Obviously, the tournament is always going to be challenging. It’ll be challenging right off the bat.” The tournament officially begins Tuesday with an opening-round game between Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Winthrop. It reaches full swing Thursday with 16

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Winning the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament helped Duke vault over Syracuse and the Mountaineers, who are No. 2 in the East. “Once again, we’re talking about the entire season,” selection chairman Dan Guerrero said. “We place value on that. Obviously, the big center for Syracuse got banged up. That’s an issue to some degree.” Before the committee even met, there was no question there will be a new national champion. Defending titlist North Carolina was on a long list of traditional powerhouses that didn’t receive spots in this year’s tournament. That list also included UCLA, Indiana, Connecticut and Arizona, which had its NCAA-leading string of appearances snapped at 25 years. It will be the first time since 1966 that all five of those big-



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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Something to Talk About” — A Southern woman, Julia Roberts, causes trouble for many after learning of her husband’s, Dennis Quaid, infidelity./7 on AMC n SPORTS Women’s basketball — You’ve been through Selection Sunday, now get ready for Selection Monday. The 64-team NCAA Women’s Tournament field is announced tonight./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME Dennis Quaid “House” — A high school senior repeatedly hallucinates after blacking out during a class trip; Wilson tries to furnish his condo./7 on Fox

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice, 77; Judd Hirsch, actor, 75; Sly Stone, rock singer-musician, 67; Dee Snider, rock singer, 55; Park Overall, actress, 53; Fabio, model, 49; Bret Michaels, rock singer, 47; Mark McGrath, rock singer, 42; Eva Longoria Parker, actress, 35;, rapper-musician, 35.


Tim Burton gets French cultural honor American movie director Tim Burton has been inducted into France’s cultural honor roll in a Paris ceremony. Culture Minister Frederic Mitterand made the director of such films as “Alice in Wonderland” and “Edward Scissorhands” an officer in France’s National Order of Arts and Letters. Burton, wearing a dark suit and his trademark Tim fuzzy hairdo, said he has always loved France Burton and felt a special connection with the French public. “I feel much more at home here than I do in my own country and I thank you very much,” Burton said. A green and gold medallion was pinned to his lapel. French actress and Oscar winner Marion Cotillard was also honored at Monday’s ceremony at the Culture Ministry.

Sheen faces arraignment today Actor Charlie Sheen is returning to court in Aspen on domestic violence charges stemming from a Christmas Day dispute with his wife. An arraignment is scheduled for this afternoon. Sheen is accused of putting a knife to the throat of Brooke Mueller Sheen while they vacationed in Aspen. He has denied the allegations. He faces charges of menacing, criminal mischief and assault. Sheen is the star of “Two and a Half Men” on CBS. He voluntarily entered a rehab facility last month. His publicist, Stan Rosenfield, called it “a preventive measure” but didn’t say why Sheen sought treatment. The couple say they want to reconcile. Last month, a judge modified a restraining order that barred them from any contact so they could meet.

Andrews’ stalker to get sentence The man convicted of stalking ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and shooting nude videos of her through a hotel room peephole is facing sentencing in a Los Angeles courtroom. Michael Barrett, a 48-year-old Chicago-area insurance executive, has pleaded guilty to interstate stalking and agreed to a 27-month prison sentence. Barrett is suspected of renting hotel Erin rooms adjacent to Andrews in three cities in Andrews 2008, including Milwaukee. Andrews is expected to address the court and talk to reporters after the Monday hearing. Her attorney has said she did not agree to the sentence outlined in the plea bargain, and a sentencing memo filed last month noted that she wants Barrett to pay her about $335,000 in restitution. Andrews works as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s game telecasts. She will also appear on the new season of ABC-TV’s “Dancing with the Stars.”


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‘Mission: Impossible’ star dies at 83 in L.A. LOs aNGeLes (aP) — Peter Graves, whose calm and intelligent demeanor was a good fit to the intrigue of “Mission Impossible” as well as the satire of the “Airplane” films, has died. Graves died Sunday just a few days before his 84th birthday outside his home in Los Angeles, publicist Sandy Brokaw said. Graves was returning from brunch with his wife of nearly 60 years and his family when he had what Graves’ doctor believed was a heart attack, Brokaw said. Graves first gained attention of many baby boomers with the 1950s TV series “Fury,” but remained best known for the role of Jim Phelps, leader of a gang of special agents who battled evil conspirators in TV’s “Mission: Impossible.” Normally cast as a hero, he turned in an unforgettable performance early in his career as the treacherous Nazi spy in Billy Wilder’s 1953 prisoner-ofwar drama “Stalag 17.” He also masterfully lampooned his straight-arrow image when he portrayed bumbling airline pilot Clarence Oveur in the 1980 disaster movie spoof “Airplane!” Graves appeared in dozens of films and a handful of television shows in a career of nearly 60 years. The authority and trust he projected made him a favorite for commercials late in his life, and he was often encouraged to go into politics.

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WarsaW, Poland (aP) — The wife of Roman Polanski said she believes the 32-yearold sexual abuse case against her husband will be finished soon. French actress and singer Emmanuelle Seigner, 43, is to appear in a TVN24 interview in Poland today and the station ran some clips before its broadcast. The 76-year-old Polanski was arrested in September on a U.S. arrest warrant and is under house arrest in the couple’s house in Gstaad, Switzerland, pending an extradition decision. She said she believes the matter will be “solved and over pretty soon” and that the “toughest moments are behind us.”

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few words before Aunt Ethel was reminded of yet another ailment she “knew” we’d find interesting. How does one handle an awkward situation like this? In spite of her age, the woman is essentially in good health and ours is a small town. She’ll probably be present at many more dinners. — Frustrated in New Hampshire Dear Frustrated: (And I’m sure you were.) Your hostess lost control of her party. A way to have handled it would have been for her to say to Aunt


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Get all the necessary data, such as costs, time factor and people involved, before agreeing to go on an outing with friends. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Don’t waste time working on projects that are of little consequence that can be done later. Instead concentrate on something that is close to your heart and makes you smile. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Concentrating only on what is bad at the moment and ignoring all the good in your life will make you a very unhappy person. Balance things out in ways that help. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Know what you’re getting into before you jump into the mix. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you can’t get the help you desire to accomplish a goal, put it off until another day and spend your time being supportive of what another has going for him/ her. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Unless you have a workable, proven game plan going in, you won’t be able to accomplish much of what you wanted to when you hit the rough spots. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’s one of those days things aren’t likely to go as you planned, so unless you are very resilient, put off any complicated or important job until tomorrow if possible. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You’re going to need a ton of tenacity and a boatload of determination if you want to get the type of results you visualize. It’s simply one of those days when things might not go too smoothly. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Even if the game plan you lay out is a good one, it’ll be the outside peripheral affects that could trip you up. Adjustments you didn’t want to make might become a necessity. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you find that you aren’t chalking up any financial victories, stop when you recognize things aren’t going well and you shouldn’t lose much ground. Don’t throw good money after bad. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be careful that you don’t become thoughtless about how your behavior might affect others when attempting to appease your ambitious inclinations. Don’t let frustration usurp good manners. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Ask as many questions as needed before taking on something new, especially when it comes to the necessary methods or applications needed. Without proper instruction, it could be a bust.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m shocked that you inform teens who are bullied to fight back. This only causes more violence! Our world has enough violence and we don’t need any more. I’ll bet a lot of your readers will agree that you shocked them with your “fight back” philosophy. — Grandma, Talladega, Ala. Grandma: I did hear from some readers who were also shocked that I encouraged the bullied teen to stand up and defend him or herself because, many times, bullies are actually cowards. I encourage this type of “violent” behavior only after all peaceful solutions have failed. But I can inform you that many more readers (about 10 to 1) agreed with my philosophy. Please read the following letter from a senior citizen. He sent me this message several years ago when I encouraged a boy being bullied to defend himself because his principal didn’t stop the bullying: Dr. Wallace: I’m thrilled that you always tell children who are being bullied to fight back after all other options have failed. I know that some will write to you saying that fighting is wrong and that the child being bullied should just walk away or “turn the other cheek.” I am a senior citizen and the emotional scars of being bullied as a young teen are still with me today. All through grammar school, my classmates made fun of me and called me names. I didn’t like this kind of treatment, but since no one was hitting me, I survived. As a teen, I was very thin, short of stature, wore glasses and had a bad case of acne. One day a new boy moved into town from Mississippi. He looked and acted tough, and it didn’t take long before he found me. At first, he called me names. Then he started hitting and kicking me. He told me if I told the teachers or the principal, he would catch me after school and break my arms. I was frightened to death. The harassment lasted my entire four years of high school. I was afraid to tell school people about this boy, but finally I got the courage to tell my father. All he could say was, “Walk away.” I sure wish that he had told me to defend myself! Even if I had lost the physical fight, it would have been so much better than losing the emotional fight. Dr. Wallace, I enjoy reading your column, and I’m very happy that you tell those being bullied to thump the bully when all nonviolent avenues have lead to dead ends. Never, never change this philosophy. — Senior Citizen, Vicksburg, Miss. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Ethel, with a SMILE: “That’s very interesting, Aunt Ethel, but I invited everyone to come here for a reason — so each person can tell us what they’ve been doing since we were last together, since I know a lot has been going on.” Then she should have started around the table. Dear Abby: When my husband, “Vic,” and I met, we discussed having children. Although he is 25 years my senior, he was in accord with my desire to have kids. He even said we should have them right away because he is so much older. I have had reproductive issues in the past, so before we married I went through several tests to verify that I could conceive a child. Three months after the wedding, Vic told me he had “changed his mind” and no longer wants a

child. (He has one from a previous relationship.) When I told him how upset his decision made me, he said he would be “dying soon” and then I’ll be able to have all the children I want. I’m not sure where things should go from here. I feel Vic lied to me and never intended to have another child. Aside from this issue and a few others, he’s a good husband. He would be there for me until one of us dies, but I don’t know if I can settle for that. Vic refuses counseling, and when I told him I was going to go alone, he made me feel like it was the dumbest idea ever. Please help. — Longs for Motherhood in Louisiana Dear Longs for Motherhood: You are asking yourself very important questions, and talking about the decisions you are facing with

someone who is not emotionally involved isn’t a dumb idea — it’s an intelligent one. However, right now you have another issue that needs to be addressed. When your husband told you he would be dying soon, did you ask him exactly what he meant by that? If he was being literal, you may have your hands full

for a while. And counseling to help you through that would be beneficial, too.

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Reader should scale back on her daily weigh-ins Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 61-yearold woman with a history of breast cancer, parathyroid disease and knee problems. I had a lumpectomy for the cancer seven years ago, a parathyroidectomy five years ago and knee replacement last year. I have run in more than 60 marathons, so I am fairly active. However, since my lumpectomy and within the last two years, I have gained 20 pounds and weigh more than 180 pounds. I know this is too much, so I have been using your no-flour, no-sugar plan for the past six weeks. I have made big changes in my eating habits and, although not perfect, have been essentially true to the diet. I have also tried to exercise more — swim a halfmile, walk four to five miles, or bike for 45 minutes. I seem to have a two-pound range that varies from day to day. Is it possible that I am gaining more muscle or, if I had muscle, would it be harder for me to see a consistent weight loss? I do think my clothes feel better. Dear Reader: If you have had a knee replacement, I bet your knee problems were severe enough to affect your exercise routine. If you did not change your eating habits, you likely started gaining weight that was otherwise held off by the exercise. If you are healthy now, the exact cause of the weight gain doesn’t matter. I applaud your efforts to increase your exercise and start a diet plan. Now, to your specific concerns about inconsistent weight loss: Daily weigh-ins often lead to anxiety and frustration that a diet isn’t working, even if it is. Our weights change daily based on time of day, amount of food or fluids ingested, absorp-



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Dear Abby: Last night, I attended an elegant dinner party at the home of a friend. She served a delicious meal on a table set with crystal, bone china, silver and a low centerpiece of fresh flowers. Everything was perfection — with one exception. As soon as we were seated, our hostess’s elderly Aunt “Ethel” began talking about her health, with graphic details of every symptom, every allergy and every pain she had ever endured. Other guests tried changing the subject several times, but Aunt Ethel evidently believed she was being entertaining. Among those at the table were a lawyer, a teacher and a friend who had recently returned from living several years in Africa. Each had more to contribute in the way of conversation. But not one got the opportunity to speak more than a

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entered into by and between the same Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg and Mary Ella Hughes, which said agreement is duly recorded in Book 124 at Page 430, et seq., of the Land Records in the office of the said Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; running thence in a Westerly direction along the South line of said tract of land so conveyed to the said Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, a distance of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet; running thence in a Southerly direction on a line parallel with the West line of Washington Street, a distance of Sixty-three (63) feet, more or less, to the North line of the land so heretofore conveyed by Mary Ella Hughes to the said Rosie X. Smith by the said deed recorded in Book 148 at Page 559 aforesaid, running thence in an Easterly direction along the North line of the said land conveyed to the said Rosie X. Smith, a distance of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet, to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to Josephine R. Morrissey by deed recorded in Book 156 at Page 239 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 5th day of March, 2010. Robert G. Ellis, Trustee Ellis, Braddock & Dees, Ltd. 901 Belmont Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Telephone 601-636-5433 Publish: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29(3t)

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY! 01. Legals The following vehicle is considered abandoned and will be sold for towing, labor and storage fees incurred. 2003 Toyota Camry LE VIN: 4T1BE32K53U714600 Date of Sale: March 17, 2010 Time of Sale: 10:00 A.M. Place of Sale: Lee's Body Shop 2417 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Publish: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15(3t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Weed Control will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Cash, Cashier's Check, Certified Check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of 5% of bid must accompany same. (No Business or Personal Checks) The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 3/15, 3/22(2t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 20, 2007, Blue Rose Investments, LLC executed a deed of trust to Robert B. Andrews, Trustee for the benefit of RiverHills Bank which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1651 at Page 084 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on June 2, 2009, RiverHills Bank, substituted Robert G. Ellis as trustee in place of Robert B. Andrews. by instrument recorded in Book 1496 at Page 603 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, RiverHills Bank,. having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW THEREFORE, I, Robert G. Ellis, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on the 9th day of April, 2010, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the West Front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part South Half of West Half Section 34, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS: PPIN 16678; 2700 Washington Street, as further described in that certain Warranty Deed recorded in Book 1044 at page 402 of the Warren County, Mississippi land records in the Chancery Clerk's Office of the Warren County, Mississippi, and incorporated herein by reference. The precise description of subject land, as contained in the above referenced Warranty Deed is as follows: Beginning at a point on the West side of Washington Street, which is the Northeast corner of that certain tract of land heretofore conveyed by Mary Ella Hughes to Rosie X. Smith by deed bearing date of the 10th day of September, 1921, duly recorded in Book 148 at Page 559 of the Land records in the office of the clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; running thence in a Northerly direction along the West line of Washington Street, a distance of sixtythree (63) feet, more or less, to the point where the said West line of Washington Street intersects the South line of that certain tract of land which was conveyed by Mary Ella Hughes to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in and by that certain agreement bearing date the 9th day of September, 1913, made and entered into by and between the same Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg and Mary Ella Hughes, which said agreement is duly recorded in Book 124 at Page 430, et seq., of the Land Records in the office of the said Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; running thence in a Westerly direction along the South line of said tract of land so conveyed to the said Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, a distance of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet; running thence in a Southerly direction on a line parallel with the West line of Washington Street, a distance of Sixty-three (63) feet, more or less, to the

01. Legals

SEALED BIDS for furnishing Grass Cutting will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 3/15, 3/22(2t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Sale of White Goods will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 3/15, 3/22(2t)

02. Public Service FREE PUPPIES TO good homes. Australian Shepherd mix, beautiful, white with red markings, ready to go, males and females. 601-529-5102. FREE TO GOOD HOME! Yellow Labrador mixed, 5 months old, male, great with kids. Call 225-278-0264. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation. TAX REFUND TIME is near! Fast IRS Electronic Filing, let WWISCAA do it! FREE! Begins Tuesday, January 19, 2010, MondayFriday, 10am-6pm, Saturdays by appointment 9am1pm. Call 601-638-2474, 2022 Cherry Street. WE BUY AND HAUL OFF junk cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

05. Notices “Credit problems? No problem!� No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

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


601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI.

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

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

ESTABLISHED BUSINESS SEEKING BOOKKEEPER. Successful candidate will have experience in collection and office management. Benefits provided. Please send resume to: Dept. 3718, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

LOST! GRAY TABBY. CHILD'S pet, wearing orange collar with bell and rhinestones, lost in the Openwood Plantation Subdivision. 601-6189393.

07. Help Wanted New Line Transport Seeking Owner Operators Flatbed-Bulk Cement Tank Division *SE Regional Runs *Home on Weekends Avg Gross $2500$3000 per Week *Paid Orientation $500 *You pay just $1.99 for fuel 877-447-4450 ext 3

“ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. CDL- Class A driver needed for local company 5 yrs. exp. required in: Flat, Low-boy, Dump trailers & Belly dump trailers, Heavy equipment: loading, hauling & operation, Welding & Mechanics. Send resumes to: P.O. Box 821238, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

DAWSON FARMS, 2305 Highway 17, Delhi, LA 71232, located 8 miles south of Interstate 20, needs 330 temporary agricultural farm workers for work in plant beds and planting sweet potatoes. Workers anticipated date of need is 05/01/10 to 07/31/10. 35 hours per week at $7.25 per hour plus free room if outside local commuting area, tools/ equipment provided. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site provided at completion of 50% of work contract plus return transportation at completion of contract. ž work period guaranteed. Applicants may report and send resumes to the nearest State Workforce Agency. JO#:348167.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the Vicksburg area, full time. Master's degree in Social Services required. Mental health experience preferred. Crisis experience a plus. Some traveling required. Send resumes to: Brentwood Behavioral HealthCare of MS. Fax to: 601-936-7864 or email to: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Must be certified in Louisiana. Great pay and benefit package. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 672, Tallulah, LA 71284. PHYSICIANS BILLING SERVICE Looking for an experienced third party biller. Must have at least 3 years experience in billing Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and other insurance carriers or a college degree in the business field. Send your resumes to: Dept 3715 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 PRICED TO SELL! 2 registered Charolais bulls, very gentle, 13 months and 14 months old. 318-341-1795 or 318-574-3470. QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

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


CONCESSION TRAILER, hot and cold water, $4000. 601-218-0414. CRAFTSMAN 38 INCH cut riding mower, $350. Air rifle, $40. 601-529-2193.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

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

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

20. Hunting DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS REGISTRATION, Monday, March 22nd 7pm, City Park Pavilion. Information/ Pre-Registration, 601-634-0199 or 601-638-8952.

Please have your pets spayed and neutered. NEW! PETMATE JUMBO (extra large) dog crate. 40X27Wx30H. $75. 601831-0360.

Horseback Birthday Parties

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988

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

17. Wanted To Buy $ CASH TODAY I buy junk cars, trucks and vans. Call 601-631-4346.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 24 FOOT GOOSE neck trailer. 3 axle, new 10 ply tires, steel floors and side rails. $2500. 601-529-2183.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

3216 Washington Large shipment of designer handbags & wallets.Children & adult name brand shoes. Brenda Love.




600 Jackson St, Vicksburg DYNA- GLO. 12,000 – 18,000 BTU infrared butane heater. $75. 601-634-6121, leave message. 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. FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429. LARGE WHEAT DRESSER, $300. Coffee and end tables. 601-619-7771 4pm9pm. NEW GENERATORS


!! "!#  $%  & ' (      #'(  THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutiqueâ€?

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

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

NEW! TURKEY DECOYS. Carry Lite “Real Foam Pair� (Jake/ Hen) $12. 601-831-0360. SUMMIT VIPER CLIMBER tree stand. Very good condition, foot rest, side accessory bags and shooting arm. $150. 601831-0360.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 1997 RANGER BASS BOAT R-80 150 Evinrude Intruder with trailer. $10,000. Call 601-218-2020.

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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale



•Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured


D&D TREE CUTTING & Trimming & Lawn Care. For free estimates, call “Big James� at 601-218-7782. GOODWIN FLOOR FINISHING. Install, sand, refinish hardwood floors, 98 percent dust free, commercial equipment used. Free estimates. 601-636-41228, 601-529-1457.

J. JONES LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable rates. Call 601-218-7173.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413

FREE One Hour Seminar!


Tuesday, March 16th


Medical Transcriptionist

Learn to work at home transcribing medical reports dictated by doctors! Fresh Seafood, Fresh Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $2.50/ lb

Train At Home • An In-Demand Career No Commuting • No Selling Earn More Money Than In Most Office Jobs*

Cheapest Prices in Town

~Battlefield Inn~ 4137 I-20 N. Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS




For Details About This Seminar Call 1-800-242-3604, Dept. VICA1A30 SERVICE TECHNICIAN NEEDED. ASE or GM training required. 5 day work week, Insurance and vacation provided. Contact Bob Anderson 601-638-1252.

BOW FLEX ULTIMATE II. Excellent shape, $1,000. 318-331-1737.

Approved for Military Benefits 2001 Lowe Street, Fort Collins, CO 80525



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

Get Behind the Wheel and Drive your Career at Domino’s Pizza!!! NOW Hiring! Drivers: Earn up to $10-$12/hour You must have A dependable car, Insurance & a Good driving record. Apply online at: or Apply at 725 Hwy. 61 South Vicksburg, MS 39180 Domino’s Pizza store. We deliver great jobs!

11. Business Opportunities Need Additional Income? Be Your Own Boss Immediately earn $400 or more for only $99 investment Call Margie at Naleka Pewterware


14. Pets & Livestock AKC BOXER PUPPIES. Quality, Fawns and flashy fawn, multiple Championship bloodlines. Females, $400. 601-446-6179, 769234-2691. AKC REGISTERED Labrador Retrievers for sale! Born February 18th, will be ready for new home on April 1st. (4) Chocolate males, (1) Black male and female. $250 each. Call 318-282-2156 if interested.


Highway 61 South


Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

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

On Sunday, March 28th, the Vicksburg Post Classifieds section will print local Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Each spot is $55. Call us at 601-636-7355 and list your worship services so others can join in the spirit of the season. May the miracle of Easter fill your heart with joy and bring blessings to your life. Vickie, Michele & Cassie

*with experience

The Vicksburg Post

Monday, March 15, 2010

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

1 BEDROOM, Gated community. Hardwood, washer/ dryer, central heat/ air. $450 monthly. Elderly and disabled welcome. 1115 First North, 512-787-7840.

2 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, NICE city location, central air/heat. $525 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-831-1728.

ONE BEDROOM TRAILER. 1 or 2 people per trailer, no pets. 601-634-8686.

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


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

APARTMENTS FOR RENT. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms available. Autumn Oaks. 601636-0447. CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $650 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191.

Spring Move-In Special • 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid No Utility Deposit Required

• Downtown Convenience to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

✦ From $495.00 ✦

24. Business Services DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. MC TREE TRIMMING Services, Licensed and bonded, roofing and dirt for sale. Call 601-600-9571 River City Lawn Care You grow it we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. SPRING CLEANING ON your list? Let us do the work for you! Quality Cleaning, painting, power washing. Free estimates, 601-2149805.





(601-924-8670) WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message. WILL MOVE YOU easy, fast and cheaper. Just call, 601-630-9196, 601-5290809.

26. For Rent Or Lease

27. Rooms For Rent $270 MONTHLY, $75 deposit. $350 with private bath. Central heat, phone, cable, furnished. 601-2724564.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Confederate Ridge 780 Hwy 61 North


ONLY $475 Call for Details 601-638-0102

601-638-2231 NOW LEASING! 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Magnolia Commons of Vicksburg, off Highway 61 South. 601-619-6821. TAKING APPLICATIONS!! 3 bedrooms. $450. Also 4 bedrooms, $500 monthly. Refrigerator and stove furnished. $200 deposit for both. Call 601-634-8290

30. Houses For Rent • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

2 BEDROOMS, INTERIOR freshly painted, hardwood floors, $675 monthly. 601618-5071. 3 BEDROOM, 3.5 bath brick home. 3000 plus square feet, beautiful home, excellent condition, overlooking pond. $1500 monthly. 601-529-0870. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

4216 1/2 HALLS FERRY Road, 2 story building, 1000 square foot. Call 601-6383211.

24. Business Services

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. WE BUY MOBILE homes! Can't sell yours? We can! All makes and models, O.K. Please, no large payoffs! Call Darren, 228-669-3505. WE STILL HAVE several land/ homes left in Pearl, Vicksburg and Florence. No Credit Check! Call for details, ask for Darren, 228669-3505.

33. Commercial Property Thinking of buying land? Check Out OUR Listings! Danny Rice/Broker 601-529-2847 • 601-638-2236 Charlie Donald, 601-668-8027 Investors Realty Group, Inc.

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


1911 Mission 66 Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Easy Access! High Visability!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


34. Houses For Sale


Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!


New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza

(601) 638-2900

Fax (601) 636-6711 601-631-0400 CABINETS, ADDITIONS, METAL ROOFS, 1601-C North Frontage Rd 1601 N. Frontage Rd. VINYL SIDING, PATIO DECKS, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 DOZER & EXCAVATOR WORK, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, LOT CLEAN UP All Business & LICENSED


DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558

McLaughlin Construction & Remodeling Serving Vicksburg since 1989. MS State licensed. New construction, additions, custom cabinets, flooring, siding, roofing & decks. Free estimates! 601-831-2073 or 601-638-0927

• Dirt LawnServices Care Services River City Landscaping, LLC

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Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle.................601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

601-636-6490 Mission Park Dr. Mission 66 Commercial Lots. $50,000 Pear Orchard Offices 1,000 sq. ft. $73,500 Redwood Road, 1 acre lots, $20,000. Timberlane, 1560 sq ft. dbl wide, 5.3 acres, $110,000. Newit Vick, 6 acres, $72,500 898 National St., Duplex, $44,500 Openwood, Clubhouse Cir. & shop, 5,000 sq. ft. $69,900. Jennifer Gilliland, McMillin Real Estate 601-218-4538

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



Call today for information on our special long term ad runs in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal ! 601-636-SELL (7355) • CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

1998 MERCURY SABLE. Fair condition. $600 negotiable. 601-619-4533 or 601-618-5448. 2000 MAZADA 626, ONE owner, good condition, $4,500. Call 601-634-0078 2000 VOLVO S-40. $6,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2002 DODGE Quad Cab, 4x4, $7995. 2001 Dodge automatic, air, $3995. R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150.

16853 Hwy 465 2 bedrooms u/s, apartment d/s, pier, deck, $165,000.

2004 NISSAN MAXIMA SE. 1 owner, wine colored, leather, sun roof. Very nice. Was $11,900, Reduced to $9,700. 601-634-0320.

Call Bette Paul Warner, 601 218 1800. McMillin Real Estate

2007 NISSAN XTERRA, 35,000 miles, one owner, like new, $16,000. Call 601634-0078

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment 1989 FORD F600 Diesel, Steel 12 foot bed, new tires, 47,000 miles. $4000. International 1600 Diesel, 10 foot bed, goose neck hitch, air bags, disk breaks, $4000. 18 foot dual tandem dump trailer with brakes, new floor, goose neck hitch, $3500. 601-954-5429.

2008 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SE. $13,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2008 MERCURY MARQUIS, low mileage, good condition. Asking $15,000. Call 601-636-0635 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $20,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 TOYOTA AVALON Limited. 25,000 miles, Pearl white. $26,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-6362855.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

2009 CHEVROLET COBALT LT. $13,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855.

2002 HONDA GL1800 Gold Wing. Illusion blue, new tires, 4 helmets, cover. $10,500. 601-634-0644, 601-415-8682.

BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

2008 HONDA 250 Nighthawk. Less than 600 miles, good condition. $2900. Call 601-218-4559, after 6:30pm.

G O O D C re d i t B A D C re d i t N O C re d i t NO PROBLEM

40. Cars & Trucks $888 DOWN $200 per month! (Social Security Income OK) R&C Auto Sales 601-218-1150.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Gary has a Financing Program for everyone Gary’s Cars for Less 3524 Hwy 61 South Get Pre-Approved 601-883-9995

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333



29. Unfurnished Apartments 1104 NOTTINGHAM ROAD Move in ready, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Features include: Walk-in closets, eat-in kitchen, open to living room. Stainless appliances, updated bathrooms, large laundry room, ceramic tile, wood laminate flooring, scored and stained back patio, spacious back yard for kids. Located on quiet cul-de-sac in Openwood Plantation. Asking $144,900. Great floor plan, must see! Call 601415-6889 or 601-618-0845.

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

1, 2, & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately. and

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



• Dozer / Trackhoe Work Dump Truck • Bush Hogging Box Blade • Demolition Lawn Maintenance Deliver Dirt•Gravel•Sand•Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

Eagle Lake 16665 Hwy 465 3/2, large lot, metal roof, waterfront, updated, $165,000

40. Cars & Trucks

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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


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

Broker, GRI


34. Houses For Sale



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

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


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34. Houses For Sale

3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS. Only $22,500. Also 28x80 4 bedrooms with land, in Bovina area. Reduced for quick sale. 601-218-5656 or 601-218-2582.

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

2001 28x80. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, new carpet and linoleum, formal dining, fireplace, huge walk-ins, big tub, large bedrooms, set-up with air conditioner. $39,900. Call Darren, 228669-3505.

HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 1998 28x76, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, den with fireplace, kitchen island. $15,000. Call John, 601672-5146.

Commodore Apartments


1998 BELMONT. 16X80, will sell and set-up as is for $13,900, needs carpet and minor repairs. Call Darren, 228-669-3505.

32X80. 1998 PALM Harbor, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, huge rooms, new appliances, set up with air conditioner. $39,900. Call Darren, 228-669-3505.

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •


CENTRAL HEAT/ AIR, cable, convenient location. Deposit $200. 601-629-6070, leave message. NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.


29. Unfurnished Apartments

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455



Toll Free 1-866-238-8861 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY



601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333


Monday, March 15, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

The New Class of World Class 100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty 4 Year, 50,000 Mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty 2010 Buick Lacrosse 2010 Buick Lacrosse – GM’s Fastest Selling Vehicle Average Lacrosse stays on dealer lots less thank 14 days.

Buick Lacrosse is “The Most Dependable Midsize Car” according to the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.

29,085 $ Owner Loyalty & Conquest Rebate - 1,000


M.S.R.P. -






2010 Buick Lucerne CXL 36,200 $ Sale Price - 33,995 $ Rebates - 2,500 M.S.R.P. -

2010 Buick Lucerne –










2010 Buick Enclave 2010 Buick Enclave –

Beautiful White Diamond Paint on this Luxury Crossover FIVE STAR CRASH TEST RATING

37,200 $ Sale Price - 35,995 $ Rebates - 1,500 M.S.R.P. -







1.9% APR In Lieu of Rebates!

Experience OnStar Standard On All 2010 Buicks Automatic Crash Response • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Emergency Services • Vehicle Diagnostics Security Services • Hands Free Calling Stolen Vehicle Assistance • Roadside Assistance Herb Caldwell Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Kevin Watson Curtis Dixon Bobby Bryan Baxter Morris meet all of your automotive needs. Salesman of the Tim Moody Preston Balthrop Month of February Come to George Carr, Mike Francisco Kevin Watson Zachary Balthrop Debbie Berry You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Special finance rates with GMAC approved credit. GMAC financing with approved credit. All rebates assigned to dealer. See dealer for complete details. Art for illustration purposes only, actual vehicle may vary.


March 15, 2010