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House rejects redistricting plan, picks original Budget writers hike spending By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — The Democratcontrolled Mississippi House has rejected an alternative redistricting plan promoted by Republicans, calling it a veiled attempt to give the GOP two chances to win the chamber’s top leadership

position. The House chose instead to revive its original proposal that was derailed last week in the Senate. The House voted to insert its redistricting language into the Senate’s resolution and then approved the measure 69-52. The proposal has been held for more debate.

Lawmakers have said they’re under pressure to approve the new redistricting maps for the 122-member House and the 52-member Senate to reflect population shifts revealed in the 2010 Census. The plans have to withstand U.S. Justice Department

On A3 Move for civil rights museum moves forward

See Redistrict, Page A9.

after rosier economic report By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

continued recovery from the recession. The Joint Legislative Budget Committee on Tuesday approved a recommendation to increase the current

JACKSON — Mississippi budget writers have revised the state’s spending plans slightly upward after receiving an economist’s report of

See Budget, Page A9.

Turbines to light river near bridges

Vicksburg woman dies in morning fire Lifelong resident was retired from Corps’ ERDC

By Danny Barrett Jr.

By Ben Mackin A Vicksburg woman died this morning after a fire broke out in her family home where she lived alone near Wisteria Drive. Karen AndersonSmith, 50, was found on the floor in the doorway of a bathroom Karen at 3022 Rose Anderson-Smith Lane, a short street off Parkside Drive, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said. He said the cause of death was fire, but Deputy State Fire Marshal James Jackson said the cause would not be determined until autopsy results are reported, in about eight days. Vicksburg firefighters and police called to the home at

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg fire and police officials shine flashlights to see their way after a house fire on Rose Lane killed lifelong Vicksburg resident Karen Anderson-Smith this morning. 4:49 a.m. found smoke and flames billowing from the house and fought the blaze for about an hour, Battalion Chief Craig Danczyk said. Huskey said AndersonSmith was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, Jackson said. Anderson-Smith was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and the house on Rose Lane. She was a graduate of Vicksburg High School

and Mississippi State University and a member of the Church of The Holy Trinity, Episcopal. She had worked for 25 years as a technician at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development


Captured fugitives returning to state By Pamela Hitchins

Louisiana prison fugitives Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian “Drake” Pierce, captured Monday in Memphis, are expected to be transferred to the Madison County Detention Center in Canton to be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said today.

WEATHER Tonight: mostly clear, lows in the upper 40s Thursday: sunny, highs in the lower 80s Mississippi River: 39.4 feet Rose: 0.4 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

A display of lights powered by an underwater turbine that eventually could illuminate the Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River at Vicksburg is planned this summer at the Mississippi Welcome Center. Gloucester, Mass.-based Free Flow Power Corp. and the Mississippi Department of Transportation have agreed to promote the technology in a pilot project to explore using hydrokinetic energy to illuminate bridges in the state, with the stateowned rest area as a backdrop. The goal, both say, is to show natural river flows can light bridges locally and around the world. “We believe this partnership with Free Flow Power may enable MDOT to incorporate renewable energy into our day-to-day operations,” MDOT Central District Commissioner Dick Hall said in a joint statement Tuesday touting the effort. Hall said no closures are expected at the Washington Street facility during midsummer setup. A kiosk explaining the project and the benefits of hydrokinetic energy will accompany the display. Eventually, Hall said, the technology could be harnessed to power lights across such structures as the Interstate 20 bridge. Hall said performance of the test model may be used to sign future pacts with other agencies, such as the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, which maintains the bridge. What the display will look like, its size, how it will affect tourists’ walking space will be ironed out later, said Jon Guidroz, the firm’s director

Darian Pierce

Ricky Wedgeworth

“Based on what happened at the hearing yesterday, Wedgeworth is not being cooperative and it appears

that Pierce has been cooperating with investigators in Tennessee,” he said. Appearing in federal court in Memphis, Wedgeworth waived his right to a detention hearing and Pierce was assigned a detention hearing Friday, Stewart said. Both are in the Shelby County Jail in Memphis on federal warrants for unlawful flight to avoid prosecu-


See Captured, Page A9.

Center before retirement in 2009. “She was a real sweet lady,” neighbor Jan Jackson said. “She mainly kept to herself.” See Fire, Page A9.

Summer Farmers’ Market moving to Washington Street By Manivanh Chanprasith

The fourth annual Vicksburg Farmers’ Market will be shorter than in previous years and will move to Washington Street, organizers announced Tuesday. The summer market featuring locally grown produce and homemade items will be moved to a cityowned grassy lot on the

east side of Washington Street between Jackson and Grove streets, Kristen Meehan told the Main Street Board of Directors. For its first three years, the market was in parking areas near Catfish Row and Levee Street Depot. “It’s the best location,” said Meehan, who, along with Mary Beth Lasseter, volunteers to organize the See Market, Page A9.



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1850: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The Scarlet Letter” is first published. 1968: The My Lai Massacre of Vietnamese civilians is carried out by U.S. Army troops; estimates of the death toll vary from 347 to 504. 1984: William Buckley, the CIA station chief in Beirut, is kidnapped by terrorists. (He was tortured by his captors and killed in 1985). 1985: Terry Anderson, chief Middle East correspondent for The Associated Press, is abducted in Beirut; he was released in December 1991.





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1991: U.S. skaters Kristi Yamaguchi, Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan sweep the World Figure Skating Championships in Munich, Germany. 1994: Figure skater Tonya Harding pleads guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for covering up an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.


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Margaret’s Grocery, Rev. Dennis to be honored at State Capitol From staff reports Margaret’s Grocery, Vicksburg’s folk-art “Bible castle” on North Washington Street, will be honored at the State Capitol Tuesday as part of the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Advocacy Day. Gov. Haley Barbour issued a proclamation Feb. 10 naming the week of March 20 to 26 “Rev. Herman D. Dennis and Margaret’s Grocery Awareness and Preservation Week.” Dennis, who is expected to attend, will be 96 on March 25. To honor his wife, the late Margaret Rogers Dennis who was the store’s original owner, Dennis decorated the old gro-

If you go Margaret’s Grocery and the Rev. Herman Dennis, its creator, will be honored at the State Capitol in Jackson from 1 until 3 p.m. Tuesday. cery in the 1980s and 1990s as a “Bible castle to God.” The couple used such materials as hand-lettered signs; homemade towers of cinderblock, cardboard and Styrofoam painted pink, yellow and red; and replicas of sacred objects like the tablets of the Ten Commandments. The state arts commission has adopted the site as a pres-

ervation project, working along with a group headed by Jackson photographer Suzi Altman who formed a nonprofit, Margaret’s Grocery Inc. Paperwork filed by the group allows for fundraising to support the work of the organization, which could include the purchase of a site on the east side of Washington Street between China and Jackson, where a museum would be built. The group would like to apply for federal funds to move Margaret’s piece by piece to be housed and preserved at the museum, along with an African-American cultural heritage and interpretive center.

VHA mulls cutting police presence By Manivanh Chanprasith Despite a decline in crime reports at Vicksburg Housing Authority properties, police might have less of a presence at the subdivisions after a oneyear contract with the City of Vicksburg expires May 31. “I’m looking at the possibility of scaling the program back in the future, rather than just abandoning it,” VHA executive director Dannie Walker told the housing board of commissioners Tuesday. “I initiated a meeting with the Vicksburg Police Department about our contract because of our funding situation the way it is this year — not knowing what we’re going to be funded for the remainder of the year.” Walker proposed reducing by half the number of hours police patrol the subdivisions. VHA contracted with the city in June 2010 to post an officer at four of the authority’s six subdivisions — Waltersville Estates, Rolling Acres, Urban Court and Valley Court — for daily 12-hour shifts, 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. The contract is $163,155 per year, or $29.95 per hour. With increased fuel costs, Walker said, a renewed con-

tract would bump the hourly rate to $39.95. “I don’t think we’ll be able to sustain the (full-time) service at the current level of funding,” Walker said. “We would have to look at that and, based on our budget, determine how many hours we can afford to do.” Walker, hired in July 2009, said police data shows the number of calls and reports declined with the extra patrols that began in June. Calls made to police fell from 975 in 2009 to 605 in 2010. Reports of crime recorded by police also fell, from 409 in 2009 to 278 in 2010. In 2010, between June and December when extra patrols were on site, 303 calls were recorded and 124 reports of crime were taken. Those numbers were down from the same months in 2009, when 634 calls were made and 246 reports of crime were taken. VHA had hired security before contracting with police. The housing authority’s board gave Walker approval to negotiate a new contract with the city, with stipulations. “Keeping the service fulltime through the summer

would be my recommendation,” commission president Christopher Barnett Sr. said. A renewed contract must be approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen. In other business, the commission OK’d a request from Central Mississippi Prevention Services to implement a six-week summer youth activities program on site for $25,000. Last week, the city voted, in the absence of North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield, to contribute $17,815.50 to the program. Also, the VHA proposed having energy-efficient windows installed in its properties except Waltersville Estates with $792,000 in capital fund program money through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Walker said new windows were installed at Waltersville with federal stimulus dollars. He said an architect is working on the design and cost estimates for the project that he said would save tenants money on utilities. VHA manages 430 homes at six subdivisions. Funding comes from the federal Housing and Urban Development administration and rent.

Teen moved from detention center to jail A Vicksburg teen was in the Warren County Jail today on burglary charges after being transferred from the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center following a hearing in Youth Court Tuesday, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Luther Thigpen, 17, 1704 Bodley St., is charged with the Feb. 22 burglary of a home in the 1100 block of Fifth North Street in which two computers and a PlayStation 3 game system were reported stolen, Stewart said. Thigpen, who was arrested Feb. 23, was being held without bond pending his initial hearing as an adult, Stewart said

Truck, welder stolen on Floweree Road A truck was reported stolen Tuesday at 8:24 a.m. from a farm on Floweree Road near the Warren-Issaquena county line, Sheriff Martin Pace said today. Employees said the white 2007 Dodge 3500 service truck with a welding


from staff reports machine mounted on the flatbed was taken during the night, Pace said. It had been parked adjacent to a barn, unlocked with the keys left inside, he said. The truck, carrying tag number B1658505, and the welder were valued at $19,922.20, records showed.

One of two bonds out in Claiborne shooting One of two Hermanville men arrested in a roadside shooting March 7 was released on bond from Claiborne County Jail Tuesday. Keenan Turner, 22, 5002 Old Highway 18, was released on a $55,000 bond set earlier in the day, Claiborne County Assistant Chief Deputy Carl Fleming said. Turner and Michael Shorter, 30, 1029 Davis Road, had been held in the shooting of Patrick Hicks, 35, whom officials said lives with a woman in Vicksburg. Shorter and Turner had caught a ride

Pleasant Valley — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. James Bell, evangelist; the Rev. E.E. Gibbs, pastor; 2585 Washington St. House of Peace Worship — Pastor Linda Sweezer’s 10-year anniversary; praise and worship, 6:30 p.m. Friday, 20045 U.S. 61 in Rolling Fork; program by Eyvone Smith of Oxford, 2 p.m. Sunday, 2372 Grove St.; 601-630-3362. The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, Lenten Fine Arts Series — 12:05 p.m. Friday, harpsichord concert, Dr. John Paul; programs at noon each Friday during Lent, gumbo at 12:35 for $10. Church of Christ Holiness USA — Clothing giveaway, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 1720 Grove St. Mount Alban — Clothes giveaway, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, 2385 Mount Alban Road; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Books of the Bible, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, Room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Find Your True South — Art, authors, more during March, Warren County Welcome Center; Brandi Perry, “A Whisper on the Bayou,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday; Linda Jackson, SunCatchers Glass Studios and Ann Biedenharn Jones, artist, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Potluck supper in the Chicken Coop, 6:30 p.m. Friday; music to follow by Desperados; donations appreciated; 601-638-3193. Paws Rescue — Accepting donations; 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, H&R Block, Indiana Avenue; pets, fire truck, food. Car Seat Inspection — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Walmart; Vicksburg Police officers inspecting, distributing car seats.

God Says “You’re Fired” Gospel Play — By Pam Pruitt; auditions, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, 1716 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.; 601-636-4786 or 601994-3477. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Wright Road Band; donations appreciated. AARP Driver Safety Course — Noon-4:30 p.m. Monday; Bob Walters, instructor; to register, 601-630-8059; Senior Center. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. Homebuyer Education Workshop — 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. March 26; must attend all day to receive certificate, bring pocket calculator; refreshments served; Public Library. Veterans Helping Veterans — 1:30 p.m. March 31; Department of Veterans Affairs representative, speaker; sponsored by Vicksburg-Warren Partners to Prevent Homelessness, 601-661-8990; Battlefield Inn.

CLUBS Vicksburg Eagles — Registration, 5:15 tonight-Thursday; cheerleaders and coaches needed; VJH Stadium. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Mike Chaney, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601634-4596. MVSU Vicksburg/Warren Alumni — 6 p.m. Thursday, Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. AKA Pearls Girls — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Alcorn State branch on Cherry Street. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority — Mu Xi Omega chapter meeting; noon Saturday, Greater Grove Multipurpose Building, 2715 Alcorn Drive. Rosa A. Temple — Reunion planning, 3 p.m. Saturday; Bethel A.M.E. , 805 Monroe St.; Dorwin Shields or Mary Logan, 601-634-0791 or 601638-2898.

dui convictions from court reports

Six found guilty Six convictions for driving under the influence were recorded during the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Teomia Bailey, 35, 737 Dabney St., was found guilty of DUI second offense and fined $1,084.26. • Bonita Joyce Goodman, 50, 1310 Prospect St., was found guilty of DUI first offense and fined $773. • Curtis Lamar Miller, 51,

4440 N. Washington St., was found guilty of DUI second offense and fined $1,084.26. • Charles Eugene Williams, 52, 420 Countryside St., was found guilty of DUI first offense and fined $773. • Colby Terrell Williams, 23, 402 Locust St., was found guilty of DUI first offense and fined $773. In Warren County Justice Court: • Theresa Gayle Gragg, 56, 3860 Redwood Road, was found guilty of DUI second offense and fined $964.50.

with Hicks on U.S. 61 just north of Port Gibson when a disagreement over money ended in Hicks’ being shot in the right hip, according to initial findings by investigators. Conflicting stories as to who fired the shot have been offered, Fleming said. Shorter remained jailed this morning on a $50,000 bond. Hicks was released Tuesday from University Medical Center.

Peter Haggard, whose photo was taken as he mowed grass on Mulberry Street Tuesday morning, is an employee of Quality Cut. The company’s name was reported incorrectly in a cap-

Three people jailed for drug court

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Drug court violations have landed three Vicksburg residents in the Warren County Jail, records showed today. George Davenport, 52, 60 Curry St., was arrested at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday. Rose Eatmon, 51, 2816 Drummond St., was arrested at 12:10 a.m. today. Jenny Lowery, 28, 440 Lake Hill Drive, Apt. 108, was arrested at 8:05 a.m. today. All were being held without bond.

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Civil rights museum moves ahead, but disagreement on site continues



Sharon Banks and nephew Bryson Truitt, 9 months, take a stroll at City Front Tuesday. The National Weather Service says the area can expect sunshine the rest of the week with highs in the 80s. Bryson is the son of Brittany Truitt.

State won’t be skipped, Barbour tells Iowans DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Skipping the Iowa caucuses? Not Haley Barbour. In a week that made clear he’s all but running for president, the Mississippi governor told Iowa Republicans Tuesday that their state would be central in his campaign — if he runs. “If I run, I’m going to run to win Iowa, to win Iowa in the caucuses and to win Iowa in the general election,” Barbour said during an Iowa Federation of Republican Woman luncheon. “In fact, I think it will be a key state in our campaign.” The two-term governor — a veteran GOP operative and longtime Washington lobbyist — said he would make a decision by the end of next month, after the Mississippi Legisla-

ture ends its session. While acknowledging he isn’t well-known outside political circles, he made no attempt hide Gov. Haley his aspiraBarbour tions as he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies and catered to activists in the state that hosts the nation’s first presidential caucuses. His comments are significant because, should he run, he would enter a field of likely candidates who have big black marks against them in the eyes of social conservatives who dominate Iowa’s caucuses.

Body of missing man found in Metcalfe METCALFE (AP) — The body of a 29-year-old Greenville man who had been missing since March 4 was found Tuesday in a wooded area in Metcalfe. Washington County Coroner Methel Johnson identified the body as Robert Bigby.

The man was last seen by his mother on March 4, Greenville police said. She filed a missing person report March 9. An autopsy will determine how long the body had been in the woods and the cause of death, Johnson said, adding there was head trauma.

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JACKSON — The Senate amended and passed a House bill Tuesday to issue bonds for the construction of a museum dedicated to the civil rights era and another that showcases the state’s overall history. Some senators disagree on where the civil rights museum should be built, saying the bill should allow consideration of alternatives to the Jackson site both museums would share. A separate Senate version of the bill has been sent to a conference committee, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Dean Kirby said he expects both versions to end up there so lawmakers can work out differences. The new Senate amendment alters the funding structure. The Senate version would provide $15 million for the history museum and $15 million for the civil rights museum. It would require a $15 million match from the private sector. Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, argued that lawmakers should consider putting the museum in the Delta to aid the economically depressed


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS area. “I know the building would benefit the city of Jackson, but it would be absolutely transformative for some of the communities in the Delta,” Bryan said. He said lawmakers have little control over the location of industrial or educational facilities, so the museum presents a rare opportunity. Kirby, however, said that locating both museums on the same site in Jackson would cut costs significantly. “It’ll save us about $25 million to $40 million total, and so that’s the reason the governor has said they should be joined together,” Kirby said after the debate. He said that the strategy would allow the museums to share archives, parking and a gift shop. But Bryan countered: “Under that theory, we would never put anything anyplace other than the city of Jackson.” In February, Rep. Jim

Evans, D-Jackson, unsuccessfully tried to change the location of the civil rights museum to a once-thriving black business district along Farish street, instead of stateowned property downtown.

Youth ATV safety bill goes to governor The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill requiring safety measures for young ATV riders, sending the bill to the governor for consideration. The bill would require riders and passengers under age 16 who ride on public land to wear a helmet and complete a safety course. Organizations approved by the state Department of Public Safety could hold the courses. Sen. Walter Michel, R-Jackson, commended Sen. Gray Tollison, D-Oxford, on including a provision to expand the requirements to passengers. Advocates for children’s health have criticized the bill’s narrow scope. Mississippi’s death rate for ATV riders under 16 is significantly higher than the national rate.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: The state redistricting decisions are confusing, at best.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 J.W. Hamm secures an artistic delivery wagon. • Dr. John Barnes, former resident, returns to live here after being in the Dakotas and Colorado.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 John Worrell dies at the Hotel Piazza. • E.F. Crowther patents a heating and distributing apparatus.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 At the Warren County Sunday School convention, the Rev. J.S. Hillhouse leads the devotional exercises. • Mrs. Fred Hudson and daughter leave for their home in Monroe.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Frank A. Scott is chosen exalted ruler of the Elks and A.M. Paxton is re-elected secretary for the 33rd time.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The Hilton Sisters appear in a musical act at the Saenger Theatre. • Henry N. Levy and W.O. Menger are re-elected officers of the Long Lake Hunting and Fishing Club.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 A daughter is born to Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Webb of Tallulah. • Dr. and Mrs. Edley Jones and son, Edley Jr., return from a visit to the Gulf Coast.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Mayor and Aldermen adopt an ordinance granting an increase of the fares for the Vicksburg City Lines. • Services are held for Kimball Ferguson, prominent Warren County farmer.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961


H.A. Biedenharn, native Vicksburger, dies in Monroe, La. • Mr. and Mrs. Herman Williams Jr. announce the birth of a son, Stanley Eugene, on March 18.


40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Strickland announce the birth of a daughter, Catherine, on March 7. • Mrs. Sallie Fretwell, Newellton resident, dies. • Virma Lizi stars in “Better A Widow” at Showtown USA. • Services are held for Mrs. M.L. Mendel.

Proceed with caution in Libya An oil-rich tyrant with a history of sponsoring terrorism is now “brutalizing his own people.” All that is needed to stop the violence is the limited use of Western military might. Haven’t we heard this story before? While Libya differs greatly from Iraq, it nonetheless reminds us how much easier it is to enter a conflict than exit one. This week, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed that “the full spectrum of possible responses” was on the table. Among these options, two military proposals, a no-fly zone and arms for the rebels, appear to be gaining the most attention on Capitol Hill. At this stage in the conflict, the Obama administration is to be commended for exercising caution. This hesitance is not a sign of weakness, but reflects careful consideration of the preconditions for committing American military forces to an international conflict. We believe the best set of guidelines for deciding when

to commit our troops to foreign wars rests in the Powell-Weinberger Doctrine. Although not a codified document, the policy advocates military action only when vital national interests are at stake; when there are clearly defined political and military objectives; once all other diplomatic options have been exhausted; after developing a plausible exit strategy; and then only with an overwhelming force to ensure victory. There is no indication that either a no-fly zone or providing arms to the rebels will represent the critical turning point in the conflict. According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a no-fly zone would have limited effectiveness in stopping Gadhafi’s advances. Most of Libya’s fighter jets are antiquated, and its air superiority stems from 35 attack helicopters, which can evade the anti-aircraft measures of a no-fly zone. Supporters of a no-fly zone have attempted to downplay its aggressiveness. However, Defense Secretary Robert Gates

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

testified last week before Congress that a no-fly zone would require a pre-emptive strike against Libyan air defenses, thereby constituting an act of war. We naturally have an inclination to support rebellions against dictators. Yet, it is reckless to arm anyone but a trusted ally. In the wrong hands, weapons could be used against our troops in other conflicts. The West’s tenuous relationship with the rebels was further evidenced over the weekend, when British Special Forces were detained by the very Libyan rebels that they were sent to support. Finally, all diplomatic options have not run their course. Britain and France are moving forward with a U.N. resolution for an internationally sanctioned no-fly zone. Russia and China are expected to veto the measure, but such action has yet to occur. Given the questions large and small surrounding a military commitment — as columnist George Will noted this week, such action is premature.

Vicksburg High School students Rachael McInnis and David Bruce Pickett receive scholarships on the basis of overall achievement and leadership ability. • Gerda Caroline Carlson receives her master’s degree from the University of Texas Graduate School of Business in Austin.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Jesse William Redden, 69, and Martha Lanell Goza, 58, both Vicksburg Convalescent Home residents, are married at the nursing home. • Dr. Tom Mitchell, retired, receives flowers from Jennifer Sluis, Cindy Windham and Janie Easterling, all members of the West Mississippi Medical Wives Auxiliary, in honor of National Doctors Day.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Beechwood Elementary receives national recognition for its mentoring program. • Annie Beaugh, St. Al seventh-grader, makes 21 of 25 free throws to win the Southeast Regional title in the Elks Club’s Hoop Shoot in Valdosta, Ga.

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


Cole was quiet example of ‘the greatest generation’ The term “the greatest generation” has become shorthand for my father’s generation — the Americans who lived through the Great Depression, fought World War II and then came home to help build a mighty U.S. economy and raise their baby boomer children. Other than my parents, I knew no finer living example of “the greatest generation” than William Howard Cole of Philadelphia. Mr. Cole passed away Monday at the age of 87 after a long, productive and triWilliam Howard Cole umphant life. As a 21-year-old soldier in the 137th U.S. Army Infantry, Cole landed at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, in early July 1944 after the initial invasion. He saw his first combat at St. Lo. While fighting in the Alsace-Lorraine region of France months later, Cole was wounded in the back by a “Bouncing Betty” land mine — a particularly lethal German weapon


This county was built and has endured because of men of quiet dignity and determination like William Howard Cole.

SALTER formally known as the “S-mine” or bounding mine. When triggered, a “Bouncing Betty” mine launched into the air and detonated at a height of about 3 feet spraying steel balls and fragments in all directions. Cole was hit in the back. Wounded, he chose to keep moving forward under fire with his unit. His comrades helped him to a barn to rest, but gave him a German prisoner to guard. Learning that more prisoners needed guarding, Cole volunteered. While his comrades helped him down the street, Cole was shot in the leg by a German sniper hiding in a church steeple. Cole earned the

Bronze Star, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge, but he returned to Philadelphia with an uncertain future. Cole almost lost his shattered leg, but pleaded with Army doctors to save it. Even then, Cole’s prospects were believed by many to be life in a wheelchair. But Cole wouldn’t accept that. He was determined to walk and to live a full life. He strapped on a leg brace, learned to walk on it and endured physical pain from his war wounds every day for the rest of his life. He and his wife of 50 years, the late Geraldine “Gerry” Cole, raised four children and enjoyed a marvel-

ous marriage until her 1999 death. While Cole could have returned from the war and entered the family wholesale grocery business, his dream was to build his own radio station and bum leg and all, he did it with her constant help. Beginning in 1948, the building of the 1,000-watt AM radio station WHOC required that this disabled veteran do the physical labor of maintaining his tower and transmitter and all the other functions of running a small business in a small town. Again, bum leg and all, he ran seven miles of telephone line from Philadelphia to the Neshoba County Fairgrounds to enable the station to broadcast live from the fair the first year it was on the air. He and Gerry, and later, sons Kevin and David and twin girls Laura and Leah, lived in an apartment adjacent to WHOC’s studios for many years. His hands bore the scars of electrical burns from working on the transmitter when a tube would “arc.” His back and legs became more painful as his life went on, but he didn’t complain. He just worked. Cole served more than 25 years

on the board of directors of the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters and was a past president and lifetime member of the organization. He was a civic and community leader in Philadelphia and a true pillar of the First Baptist Church. My first experience in news was ripping and reading the old yellow teletype pages of dispatches from the wires of United Press International at the age of 15 at WHOC. Mr. Cole helped a lot of boys like me work their way through high school and college at his radio station. This county was built and has endured because of men of quiet dignity and determination like William Howard Cole. He never let anything — not a land mine, not a German sniper, not pain nor adversity — rob him of his reliable optimism, his keen wit and his commitment to serve God and his fellow man as best he knew how. “Greatest generation?” Yes, indeed.

• Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 662-325-2506 or ssalter@library.msstate. edu.

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Japan halts work at nuke plant after radiation surge Nearly 37,000 reported dead FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Surging radiation levels forced Japan to order emergency workers to temporarily withdraw from its crippled nuclear plant today, losing time in a desperate operation to cool the overheating reactors — the most urgent crisis from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The technicians were dousing the nuclear reactors with seawater in a frantic effort to cool them when they had to retreat in the late morning. The plant’s operator ordered the technicians back to the site in the evening after radiation levels subsided. In the hours in between, it was not clear what, if any, operations continued. Officials gave only sparse information about reactors. But conditions at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant appeared to be worsening. White steam-like clouds drifted up from one reactor which, the government said, likely emitted the burst of radiation that led to the workers’ withdrawal. The plant’s operator reported a fire at another reactor for the second time in two days. At one point, national broadcaster NHK showed military helicopters lifting off to survey


Japan Ground Self-Defense Force workers search rubble today at Natori, Miyagi Prefecture. radiation levels above the complex, preparing to dump water onto the most troubled reactors in a desperate effort to cool them down. The defense ministry later said those flights were a drill, and it had no plans to make an airborne water drop. “The anxiety and anger being felt by people in Fukushima have reached a boiling point,” the governor of Fukushima prefecture, Yuhei Sato, fumed in an interview with NHK. He criticized preparations for an evacuation if conditions worsen and said centers already housing

people moved from nearby the plant do not have enough hot meals and basic necessities. The nuclear crisis has triggered international alarm and partly overshadowed the human tragedy caused by Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, a blast of black seawater that pulverized Japan’s northeastern coastline. The earthquake was one of the strongest recorded in history. Millions of people struggled for a fifth day with little food,


Crisis could slow U.S. nuclear industry By The Associated Press Japan’s reactor crisis has renewed anxiety about nuclear safety and could derail efforts to revive the U.S. industry as a clean alternative energy source. The failure of the Japanese reactors’ backup cooling systems and the explosions that followed are likely to lead U.S. regulators to re-evaluate nuclear plant designs and safety. The heightened scrutiny could increase costs for new and existing reactors and make it harder to raise money for new plants. The crisis comes just as the U.S. nuclear energy industry is starting to build the first new reactors in a generation. “This accident has the potential to tamp down any nuclear renaissance that we’re poised to experience,” said Tim Echols, a utility regulator in Georgia who supports expansion. Before the crisis, the U.S. nuclear industry was enjoying more public and political backing than it had in years — 62 percent of the public, according to a Gallup poll done last year. That support grew out of concerns about greenhouse

Before the crisis, the U.S. nuclear industry was enjoying more public and political backing than it had in years — 62 percent of the public, according to a Gallup poll done last year. gases, a growing record of safe and profitable nuclear power production and volatile fossil fuel prices. In Washington, nuclear energy was a rare issue on which the Obama administration and congressional Republicans agreed. President George W. Bush established an $18.5 billion loan guarantee program to help build new plants. President Barack Obama wants to raise that to $54.5 billion. Obama has also included nuclear power in his plan for a clean-energy standard. In Mississippi, Entergy operates a nuclear power station called Grand Gulf, which is

south of Vicksburg in Claiborne County. A plan to boost the reactor there was approved by the Mississippi Public Service Commission, putting a cap on plans to build other reactors in Claiborne County and at River Bend Station in St. Francisville, La. Nuclear power generation emits no carbon dioxide, a damaging greenhouse gas. And unlike wind or solar, nuclear reactors produce huge amounts of power, uninterrupted, for months. The 104 commercial reactors in the United States supply about 20 percent of the nation’s electricity. But only two of nearly three dozen nuclear plants that were proposed in the middle of the last decade remain on track to be built. Low electricity prices and the huge expense of building new plants have contributed to the delay. Industry analysts say few, if any, could be built without government loan guarantees, a low-carbon energy mandate, or both. That government help is predicated on support from a public that may have suddenly grown more fearful about the safety of nuclear power after the Japanese crisis.

Demand spikes for radiation pills WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan’s nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the United States and a few other places for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiation damage — even though the risk is only in Japan. Health agencies in California and western Canada warned Tuesday that there’s no reason

for people an ocean away to suddenly stock up on potassium iodide. Some key suppliers say they’re back-ordered and are getting panicked calls from potential customers. “Tell them, ‘Stop, don’t do it,”’ said Kathryn Higley, director of radiation health physics at Oregon State University. “There’s a lot of mythol-

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water or heat, and already chilly temperatures turned to snow in many areas. Police said more than 452,000 people are staying in temporary shelters, often sleeping on the floor in school gymnasiums. Nearly 3,700 people are officially listed as dead, but officials believe the toll will climb over 10,000 since several thousand more are listed as missing. In an extremely rare address to the nation, Emperor Akihito expressed condolences and urged Japan not to give up. “It is important that each of

us shares the difficult days that lie ahead,” said Akihito, 77, a figure deeply respected across the country. “I pray that we will all take care of each other and overcome this tragedy.” He also expressed his worries over the nuclear crisis, saying: “With the help of those involved I hope things will not get worse.” Since the quake and wave hit, authorities have been struggling to avert an environmental catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex, 140 miles north of Tokyo.

The tsunami knocked out the backup diesel generators needed to keep nuclear fuel cool at the plant’s six reactors, setting off the atomic crisis. In the city of Fukushima, about 40 miles inland from the nuclear complex, hundreds of harried government workers, police officers and others struggled to stay on top of the situation in a makeshift command center. An entire floor of one of the prefecture’s office buildings had been taken over by people tracking evacuations, power needs, death tolls and food supplies. In one room, uniformed soldiers evaluated radiation readings on maps posted across a wall. In another, senior officials were in meetings throughout the day, while nuclear power industry representatives held impromptu briefings before rows of media cameras. Today’s radiation spike was believed to have come from Unit 3, where workers are struggling with a fuel storage pond believed to be leaking radiation, as well as possible damage to the containment vessel — the thick concrete armor built around the reactor — that would allow radiation to escape. “The workers cannot carry out even minimal work at the plant now,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said.

All Nonpublic Schools Located within the Vicksburg Warren School District Attendance Zone The Vicksburg Warren School District is in the process of preparing its special education programs application for the 2011-2012 school year. The application includes programs that are funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each nonpublic school located in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s attendance zone that would like to participate must provide the district with required information to verify eligibility. Please contact Eddie Spann at 601-636-4371 by Thursday, March 31, 2011 for more details. All federal programs are contingent upon their reauthorization by the federal government.

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..........35.50 American Fin. (AFG) .............33.65 Ameristar (ASCA) ...................16.30 Auto Zone (AZO) ................ 263.14 Bally Technologies (BYI)......34.78 BancorpSouth (BXS).............15.48 Britton Koontz (BKBK) .........14.50 Cracker Barrel (CBRL) ...........49.08 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH) ..........39.00 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC) ......46.57 Cooper Industries (CBE) .....61.39 CBL and Associates (CBL)..........17.28 CSX Corp. (CSX)......................74.74 East Group Prprties (EGP)........42.02 El Paso Corp. (EP) ..................17.12 Entergy Corp. (ETR) ..............68.95

Fastenal (FAST) .......................60.51 Family Dollar (FDO) ..............50.75 Fred’s (FRED)............................12.88 Int’l Paper (IP) .........................25.77 Janus Capital Group (JNS) ......11.97 J.C. Penney (JCP) ...................36.58 Kroger Stores (KR) .................24.00 Kan. City So. (KSU) ................51.07 Legg Mason (LM) ................ 33.54 Parkway Properties (PKY) ........16.19 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .................63.01 Regions Financial (RF) ........... 7.33 Rowan (RDC) ........................... 40.55 Saks Inc. (SKS) ......................... 12.15 Sears Holdings (SHLD) ........ 82.71 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......27.45 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 43.34 Trustmark (TRMK) ................. 22.18 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 44.10 Tyson Foods (TSN) ................ 18.90 Viacom (VIA) ............................ 50.24 Walgreens (WAG) .................. 41.07 Wal-Mart (WMT) .................... 52.06

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SMART MONEY Q: My mother carried the note on my house, which was forgiven upon her death. I paid monthly interest, which stopped when she passed away in 2009. Because I no longer owe anything BRUCE o n my house and it is fully paid for, how do I get the deed? — Meredith A: You mentioned that your mom carried a note, was there a mortgage? You say you stopped paying the interest when she passed away. Was there something in her will or the mortgage document



allowing you to do this? Are there other family members who would have an interest in the estate? Who is holding the deed? Was this a do-it-yourself proposition with your mom or was an attorney involved? With respect to that, in my opinion, you should hire an attorney to sort this out. The more time passes the more difficult that might be. Did your mother in fact leave a will? How was the estate settled, etc.? All of this has to be untangled. It might be simple, maybe not, depending on how all these things initially were set up. I would urge you to contact an attorney and get it sorted out. •

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Recovery on firmer footing, Fed says

Government gets green light to keep running 3 more weeks WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Tuesday passed a measure blending $6 billion in budget cuts with enough money to keep the government running for an additional three weeks. The measure would buy additional time for talks between Capitol Hill Republicans and the Obama administration on a bill to fund the day-to-day operations of the government through the end of September. Those negotiations haven’t gotten very far yet and House GOP leaders haven’t shown much flexibility. The measure passed by a 271158 vote despite opposition from some tea party-backed conservatives who said it “kicks the can down the road” instead of imposing steep and immediate spending cuts. The $6 billion cut by the measure includes many items that the Obama administration and Democrats agree can be axed. Fifty-four Republicans opposed the bill, which meant that Democratic support was required to pass it — a prospect that GOP leaders must avoid to keep control of the debate in future rounds. “It’s a small down payment on

‘It’s a small down payment on our commitment to the American people that we’d have real fiscal responsibility.’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve offered its most optimistic view of the U.S. economy since the recession ended, even as Japan’s nuclear crisis stoked new worries around the globe. The economic recovery is on “firmer footing” and the jobs market is “improving gradually,” the Fed declared in its statement released at the conclusion of its meeting Tuesday. That’s a more upbeat tone from its previous meeting on Jan. 26, when Fed policymakers said the rate of economic activity was “insufficient” to bring about “significant improvement” in the job market. The Fed also downplayed inflation risks. And it dropped the phrase “disappointingly slow” in describing the progress made in lowering the nation’s unemployment rate. That’s a reflection of a nearly full percentage point drop in just three months — the sharpest decline in unemployment since 1983. The Fed on Tuesday, in a unanimous decision, said it was maintaining the pace of its $600 billion Treasury bond-purchase program to help the economy grow more strongly and to lower unemployment, which now stands at 8.9 percent. The Fed made no mention of Japan’s crisis, which caused stocks to plunge earlier in the day.

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER, R-OHIO our commitment to the American people that we’d have real fiscal responsibility,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. The measure moves to the Senate, which is likely to clear it for Obama’s desk later this week. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement after the vote that Obama supports the bill but signaled the White House is impatient with the lack of progress on a final measure. Prospects for agreement on a longer-term measure remain uncertain, however, as Republicans dominating the House are insistent on a measure mixing steep spending cuts with numerous policy provisions, including a ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood and a measure to strike money to bankroll implementation of President Barack

Obama’s signature health care law. The longer-term measure contains those provisions, as well as language to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating emissions believed to contribute to global warming. Those policy riders are strongly opposed by Democrats and Obama and are likely to be at the center of any impasse that leads to a partial government shutdown. On Thursday, the House will take up a measure to cut off federal funding for National Public Radio, which is unpopular with conservatives. Two NPR executives recently resigned over hidden camera footage released by a conservative activist in which one of them derided the tea party movement as “seriously racist.”

Stocks fall on economic reports, Japan crisis NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling in early trading following disappointing U.S. economic news and more worries about the nuclear crisis in Japan. The Commerce Department reported that new home construction fell to the secondlowest level on record in Febru-

ary, reflecting weak demand. Wholesale prices, meanwhile, rose last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy and food costs. Japan also temporarily suspended work at a stricken nuclear plant after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at

Appeals court delays again action on deepwater drilling NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has blocked a judge’s order requiring regulators to act on several drilling permit applications. The federal government filed court documents earlier this month saying it may have to deny the applications if regulators must make a decision within 30 days as ordered. The order was issued by U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman, who overturned the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling. That moratorium followed energy company BP PLC’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year.

Feldman ruled last month that the government must act on five applications within 30 days. He later said his ruling also applies to two other permits. But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay Tuesday, blocking Feldman’s ruling pending the outcome of the government’s appeal. The moratorium that was imposed after the April 20, 2010, rig explosion and resulting oil spill off Louisiana was painful for drilling operators and oil services firms that rely on the industry for business. The ban cost jobs and revenue.

the facility. In early trading, the Dow Jones industrial average is down 53, or 0.4 percent, at 11,802. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index is down 5, or 0.4 percent, at 1,277. The Nasdaq composite index is down 12, or 0.5 percent, at 2,655.

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tion filed by the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Stewart said, and each faces a number of charges from their 10 days on the run that will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson. The charges include federal counts of kidnapping resulting in death in Mississippi in the slaying of David M. Cupps, the Ohio man who was carjacked in Vicksburg on March 7, and carjacking in Tennessee for tying up a park ranger and stealing his truck in Madison County, Tenn., a few hours before their capture Monday. “Under federal sentencing guidelines, the kidnapping resulting in death charge carries a potential death penalty,” Stewart said. They also still face state charges in Louisiana for escape from a correctional facility and theft of a vehicle. Stewart said the men probably will be transferred to Mississippi within about a week and he has no plans to travel to Memphis to question them. “The FBI interviewed them extensively, and I will get a copy of that interview,” Stewart said. When they are brought to the Madison County jail, Stewart and other Vicksburg investigators will work with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Jackson,

he said. Wedgeworth, 36, who was serving time for armed robbery, and Pierce, 33, for attempted second-degree murder, had escaped March 4 from a state prison near Baton Rouge. They are believed to have hitchhiked to Vicksburg and spent the weekend here before carjacking Cupps from a parking lot of a motel on Pemberton Square Boulevard. A safety inspector from Sunbury, Ohio, Cupps was in Vicksburg on an overnight business trip to Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station in Claiborne County. Stewart said today police are still investigating the fugitives’ time in Vicksburg. “We have interviewed other people (besides the man who drove them to Vicksburg) that came in contact with them,” he said. The encounters were non-threatening, he said, and there was no indication to the witnesses that they were dealing with convicted criminals until “after the fact.” The fugitives were pulled over on Interstate 40 in West Tennessee on March 8, a day after Cupps’ kidnapping. They were driving his rental car but were able to get away from Tennessee state troopers.

Cupps’ body was found the next day outside a motel in Bessemer, Ala., and authorities said he had been beaten and strangled. The fugitives were not spotted again until Monday, after they tied up the park worker in Jackson, Tenn. The worker was found at about 1:30 p.m., and authorities were alerted. About four hours later they were captured after a chase that involved DeSoto County deputies and Memphis police and Shelby County deputies. More than 100 officers and investigators from the FBI and local and multistate law enforcement agencies were involved in the search centered in Jackson, Tenn., since last week. During a news conference in Jackson Tuesday, Louisiana state police Col. Mike Edmondson called the death of Cupps a tragedy that should never have happened. He said he called Cupps’ wife as the fugitives were being arrested. “It was bittersweet,” Edmondson said. “She was very joyful and, of course,’ she was very sad, very emotional.” Cupps funeral will be Friday in Westerville, Ohio. •

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Redistrict Continued from Page A1. scrutiny, and lawmakers say the agency could take up to 60 days to examine the plans. Candidates face a June 1 deadline to qualify for this year’s legislative races. If the two sides can’t agree on the maps, lawmakers say Mississippi might have to conduct legislative elections two years in a row — this year in outdated districts that are not balanced by population, and next year in new districts, if the new maps are ready by then. Rep. Ed Blackmon, D-Canton, said during debate the GOP plan was part of an attempt to break down the redistricting process in hopes of forcing two elections. He said that would give Republicans two opportunities to elect a Republican to succeed House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi. “They are saying what they

want to do. This is a vote for speaker of the House,” Blackmon said. “What they don’t like is too many minority districts spread out across the state.” Jim Herring, a former chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party who now heads Mississippians for Fair Redistricting, said in a news release the Senate shouldn’t accept the House’s plan. “A Senate vote to concur is, simply, a vote to re-elect Speaker Billy McCoy. A Senate vote to concur is a vote to accept a status quo plan that does not serve the people’s best interest,” Herring said. On the floor, Republicans said the alternative plan was about fairness. Rep. Phillip Gunn, R-Clinton, said the alternative proposal was based on the original House plan. He said

45 districts were unchanged and several others had minimal reconfigurations. “We feel like we made improvements to the (original) plan,” Gunn said. The initial House plan goes from 39 majority-black districts to 44. The Republican plan had 42 majority-black districts, but it had fewer split precincts than the original House proposal. The original House plan was tabled in the Senate Elections Committee chaired by Sen. Terry Burton, R-Newton. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant had said he wouldn’t support the plan. The Senate approved its redistricting plan last week. When the House plan is released, it will be up to the Senate to decide whether to accept the proposal or seek negotiations with the opposite.

of project development, when reached Tuesday. The turbine that will power the display will be determined after the company consults with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard and others concerning its impact on shipping, Guidroz said. The firm, with offices in New Orleans, Boston and Bellingham, Wash., has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for 80 preliminary permits to sink the large turbines, which resemble jet propellers, in the Mississippi River. River currents spin the turbines, to be placed in the stream below the navigation channel. Two sites in Warren County have been identified, one near the Brunswick community and another south of Davis Island. Pilot projects for turbine sites planned by Free Flow and other hydropower companies were funded heavily by green technology grants in the 2009 federal stimulus package. Retired Army Brig. Gen.


PRECISION FORECAST Robert Crear, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division and chairman of the firm’s hydropower project development arm, said demonstrations were “critical” to advancing the technology while the company pursues full licenses for the turbines by 2012. “We’re excited to have a partner like MDOT in my home state of Mississippi as we balance the competing uses of the waterway in a responsible manner while bringing the state of Mississippi to a leadership position in domestic, renewable and clean electricity production,” Crear said in the statement. About 20 kilowatts of electricity can be produced by turbines in the river, according to specifications filed with FERC. The amount won’t be enough to serve entire cities but will supplement an existing power grid, company officials have said.





Mostly clear tonight, lows in the upper 40s; sunny Thursday, highs in the lower 80s

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 Thursday-Friday Mostly clear Thursday night, lows in the upper 50s; sunny Friday, highs in the lower 80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly clear, lows in the upper 40s

Market Continued from Page A1. market. “We’re really excited to be on Washington Street. It helps to bring traffic to the downtown area.” Last summer, the market was forced to move to the parking lot in front of LD’s Kitchen on Mulberry Street from the area across from the depot because of construction to renovate the 103-year-old depot. The parking lot did not work well, however, Meehan said. “We felt we were impeding parking for LD’s, and it was hard for traffic,” she said. The new site is where supporters of the Margaret’s Grocery preservation project are hoping to place the North Washington Street art icon, turning it into a downtown attraction. Suzi Altman, a Jacksonian spearheading the project, said Tuesday the group is not ready for a move anyway. This year’s market will operate May 21 through July 31, two weeks short of previous runs, partly because of the heat, Meehan said. “August was just so hot,” she said. “And we weren’t


seeing so many people Vendor registraout by tion is open and then. available online Our at www.vicksfarmburgfarmersers were also being depleted of their produce by then. It’s really important to us what our growers are bringing. The market averages 15 vendors each time it’s open, twice weekly. Last year, she said, about 6,000 people shopped on Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons. Hours will continue to be from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Vendor registration is open and available online at www. vicksburgfarmersmarket. org. The cost for a vendor to set up is $100, but is refunded if the vendor participates all season, Meehan said. Daily rates, ranging from $15 to $25, also are available, she said.

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Thursday-Friday Mostly clear Thursday night, lows in the upper 50s; sunny Friday, highs in the lower 80s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 57º Low/past 24 hours............... 41º Average temperature......... 49º Normal this date................... 58º Record low..............30º in 1988 Record high............85º in 1982 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.34 inches Total/year.............. 12.55 inches Normal/month......3.04 inches Normal/year........ 13.37 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 3:29 A.M. Most active................. 9:42 P.M. Active............................. 3:56 P.M. Most active................10:09 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:11 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:12 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:11


Continued from Page A1. fiscal year budget by $6.5 million to $4.53 billion. The committee raised the budget for next fiscal year, which begins July 1, to $4.6 billion. That’s an increase of $14.4 million over the initial estimate. Lawmakers use the budget estimates to determine funding for state government. House Speaker Billy McCoy, a Democrat from Rienzi, says the increase for next fiscal year means more money could be allocated for various

programs, including education and mental health. Legislators have less than a month left in the 2011 session. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Doug Davis, a Republican from Hernando, voted against the revision. Davis questioned whether the revenue collections could meet or exceed monthly estimates for the rest of the current fiscal year. “We’ve only hit that

Fire Continued from Page A1. The Rev. Susan AndersonSmith of Tucson said her sister loved her pets and the outdoors and she was active in the Vickburg-Warren Humane Society. One of Anderson-Smith’s

four cats in the home with her survived the fire and was in the care of neighbors. Fisher Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

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

Kermit Edwin Sanders MERIDIAN — Kermit Edwin Sanders died Monday, March 14, 2011, at his home in Meridian. He was 59. A native of Yazoo City, Mr. Sanders was a physician’s assistant and a member of

Evangel Temple. Survivors include his wife, Pam Sanders of Meridian; two sons, Shane Sanders and Shawn Sanders, both of Vicksburg; two daughters, Shay Scarber and Shandy Herrington, both of Vicksburg; two brothers, Johnny Sanders of Vicksburg and Tim Sanders of Pelahatchie; and three grandchildren. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage with Tom Pace officiating. Burial was at Harris Cemetery.

number three times this year. That’s a little disturbing to me,” Davis said. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour also said he disagreed with the committee’s vote. “We cannot rely on imagined revenue when the national economy has not returned to full speed and gas prices are heading toward $4 per gallon. Mississippi will continue to feel the effects of this global recession. We must expect slow

revenue growth over the next few years and reflect that in our spending,” Barbour said in a statement. State Economist Darrin Webb cited a downward trend in unemployment claims, an upward trend in retail sales and increased consumer spending. Still, Webb said the recommended increase is conservative. “However, we will not soon return to the strong growth of the past. We appear to be

in an environment in which growth will be well below historical averages for quite some time,” Webb said. He said while gas prices “take a toll on Mississippi households,” he didn’t think the spike would be long-term. “In my opinion, fuel prices will begin to diminish. Much of what’s driving it has more to do with the uncertainty in the Middle East. As things look normal, fuel prices will go down,” Webb said.

Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 39.4 | Change: 0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 17.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.0 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.6 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 14.8 | Change: -2.0 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 27.3 | Change: 0.4 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.3 River....................................87.2

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 53.6 Friday....................................... 53.8 Saturday................................. 54.0 Memphis Thursday................................ 34.7 Friday....................................... 35.0 Saturday................................. 35.3 Greenville Thursday................................ 45.6 Friday....................................... 46.0 Saturday................................. 46.2 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 39.6 Friday....................................... 39.9 Saturday................................. 40.2


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Bahraini unrest escalates

6 killed in Sunni, Shiite clashes MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Soldiers and riot police expelled hundreds of protesters from a landmark square in Bahrain’s capital today, using tear gas and armored vehicles to try to subdue the growing movement calling for an end to the 200-year-old monarchy. At least six people were killed as clashes flared across the kingdom, according to witnesses and officials. The unrest that began last month has increasingly showed signs of a sectarian showdown: The country’s Sunni leaders are desperate to hold power, and majority Shiites are calling for an end to their dynasty. A Saudi-led force from Gulf allies, fearful for their own regimes and worried about Shiite Iran’s growing influence, has grown to more than 1,000 soldiers. Today’s full-scale assault launched at dawn in Pearl Square, the center of the uprising inspired by Arab revolts in Egypt and Tunisia. Hours later, security forces were picking through burned debris and other remains of the protest camp. In another area of Bahrain, one witness described police in a village “hunting” Shiites in what could be part of a wider campaign of intimidation.

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A Bahraini woman reacts today as young men behind her wait for government forces they expect will roll into their Shiite village of Dumistan, southwest of the capital of Manama. The king’s announcement Tuesday of a three-month emergency rule and the crackdown on Pearl Square sent a message that authorities will strike back with overwhelming force in the strategic island nation, which hosts the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Security forces barred journalists and others from moving freely around Manama and other areas of the country a

day after emergency rule was declared. A 4 a.m to 4 p.m. curfew was imposed in most of the country. Witnesses said at least two protesters were killed when the square was stormed. Officials at Ibn Nafees Hospital said a third protester shot in the back later died from his wounds. The witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears of reprisals

from authorities. Bahrain state TV also reported that two policemen died when they were hit by a vehicle after anti-government protesters were driven out. The Interior Ministry also said at least one other policeman was killed, but did not give the cause. It was unclear whether the offensive included soldiers from other Gulf nations.

Gadhafi turns up heat as sanctions appear near TOBRUK, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s forces intensified offensives in the east and the west today with relentless shelling aimed at routing holdout rebels and retaking control of the country he has ruled with an iron fist for more than four decades. As Gadhafi’s forces advanced on their eastern stronghold, the rebels lashed out at the West for failing to come to their aid. “People are fed up. They are waiting impatiently for an international move,” said Saadoun al-Misrati, a rebel spokesman in the city of Misrata, the last rebel-held city in the west, which came under heavy shelling today. “What Gadhafi is doing, he is exploiting delays by international community. People are very angry that no action is being taken against Gadhafi’s weaponry.” An international diplomatic push to create a no-fly zone to prevent Gadhafi from bombing civilians has so far failed, although French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said today that several unspecified Arab countries have pledged to participate in possible military action in Libya. Residents fled the strategic city of Ajdabiya, 480 miles

Moammar Gadhafi southeast of Tripoli, as a bombardment continued for a second day and a breakdown in rebel defenses threatened to open the gateway to the long stretch of eastern Libya that has been in the control of the opposition throughout the monthlong uprising. Rebels braced for a possible attack on the next major city in the east, Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and the birthplace of the monthlong rebellion, which began with protests in the city by opposition activists emboldened by successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia.

Tennessee state police force union advocates from government office NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Troopers forcibly carried out seven union supporters from the Tennessee’s legislative office complex on Tuesday after their protest disrupted a Senate committee hearing. The disruption occurred after hundreds of labor supporters gathered for a midday protest near the Capitol to denounce a bill to strip teachers of their collective bargaining rights. The seven arrested were among those


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS who stood up during the hearing and began chants about “union busting” by the Legislature. Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville in a statement said he supports the right to protest and assemble peacefully in Tennessee. But he said the protesters went too far.

Calif. lawmaker set for budget plan vote SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The leaders of both legislative houses on Tuesday scheduled votes on California Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal, even though no Republicans have come forward to promise the votes necessary for approval. The state Senate and Assembly were scheduled to meet

this afternoon for floor votes on closing California’s $26.6 billion deficit. The Democratic governor wants to balance $12.5 billion in spending cuts with a fiveyear extension of temporary increases in sales, personal income and vehicle taxes first enacted two years ago. He has asked the Legislature to call a special election in June to allow voters to decide the tax question. The package that both

chambers will consider largely echoes Brown’s vision, except for what Democratic lawmakers viewed as the most extreme cuts.

Drug seizure places executions on hold ATLANTA — All Georgia executions are off after federal drug agents seized the state’s supply of a sedative used in lethal injections that

has been challenged by capital punishment critics and death-row inmates, including a man recently executed who called the British exporter of the drug a “fly-by-night supplier.” Drug Enforcement Administration spokesman Chuvalo Truesdell wouldn’t say exactly why Georgia’s supply of sodium thiopental was taken Tuesday, just that “we had questions about how the drug was imported to the U.S.”

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Upcoming events • American Society of Military Comptrollers $1,000 Scholarship — To be awarded by the Great River Chapter to a local high school senior pursuing a business-related degree; applications are available at school guidance departments and must be postmarked by March 31; Carol Watkins, 601-638-6439. • GMAT Review Course — 6-10 p.m. April 5 and 7, Mississippi College; cost, $199, includes book; registration deadline is March 29, space limited; www. for registration form. • Build a Web Site Course — 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9, Millsaps College; cost, $195; Jimmie M. Purser, pursejm@, for more information. • Hinds Community College Hi-Steppers — Clinics and auditions; clinics, 10 a.m.-noon April 9 and 7-9 p.m. April 29; auditions, 8:30 a.m. April 30; all to be held in Bee Hall on the Raymond Campus; attire includes black dance pants, black leotards or spandex sleeveless tops and jazz shoes or dance sneakers; Angela Hite, 601-857-3371. • Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club Scholarships — Applications are available at Warren Central and Vicksburg high school counselors’ offices; deadline is April 15; Willie Glasper, 601-634-0163. • AgDiscovery Summer Camp — June 19-July 1, Alcorn State University’s Lorman campus; for ages 12-16; focus will be on careers in animal science/veterinary medicine; deadline is April 15; applications are available at agdiscovery/; 601-877-6541 for more information. • “Can’t Stop Singing!” Show Choir Camp — For grades 1-8; 8 a.m.-noon May 30-June 3 or June 6-10, Warren Central High School; $90 fee; presented by Nancy Robertson, WCHS choral supervisor and administrative musical director; 601-529-7171 for more information.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Darlene Burns laughs as she talks about her 30 years as a day care teacher.

Good Shepherd day care teacher paying it forward By Everett Bexley If it wasn’t for one teacher, Darlene Burns said she would’ve likely dropped out of high school at 17 years old. Now, she is trying to be that one teacher for someone else. Burns has been a day care teacher for 30 years. Her career began in her hometown of New Orleans but, after Hurricane Katrina, she and her family relocated to Vicksburg and she began teaching at Good Shepherd Community Center. With the many changes she has endured, she said children have been one of the most consistent factors in her life. “I’ve always had trust issues, but these kids have taught me how to trust again. That’s the beauty of a child,” Burns, 53, said. Her class consists of 3-yearolds. As a teacher, Burns said, her main goal is to develop their reading skills. However, her role doesn’t end at educator. “Many inner-city kids have young mothers, addicted parents and so on,” Burns said.

Darlene Burns said her troubles began at a young age, and escalated during her junior year of high school. ‘I was depressed and had been drugged by some alleged friends of mine. It gave me a hopeless feeling, and I just stopped going to class. Then my drama teacher, Miss Hill, called me and asked, “What’s your problem? Is your leg broken? Your arm? Your foot?” I remember crying on the phone to her, and then I went back. Everyone’s had a teacher that made a difference in their lives.’ “Every day, we have circle time to let them vent. In some instances, I was as troubled as some of these kids. I’m trying to give back.” Burns said her troubles began at a young age, and escalated during her junior year of high school. “I was depressed and had been drugged by some alleged friends of mine. It gave me a hopeless feeling, and I just stopped going to class,” she said. “Then my drama teacher, Miss Hill, called me and asked, ‘What’s your problem? Is your leg broken? Your arm? Your foot?’

“I remember crying on the phone to her, and then I went back. Everyone’s had a teacher that made a difference in their lives,” she said. Her approach toward teaching is rooted in love, she said, something she feels her students need more than anything. This principle is evident during class time: students call her Darlene instead of Mrs. Burns and, when a child misbehaves, she regains order by simply saying, “Look at this face. Does this face look like it wants to be upset?” “I also have to be really firm sometimes. Day care classes

have to be more intense now because kids are failing kindergarten,” Burns said. “Requirements are going up because the school system is having to catch up.” One of the hurdles Burns said she faces is parental support: “I feel like some parents aren’t interested because nobody is interested in them.” Annie Grant, 28, Burns’ teaching assistant, said that Burns is a role model for more than just the 3-year-olds. “I gain strength from watching her. We both have health problems, but she has taught me that if she can be here, so can I,” Grant said. Perhaps the greatest recipient of Burns’ care is her son, Ivan, 12. “He told me he loves me because he can talk to me. We love to dance together. We love to cook together. I told him, ‘I can’t teach you how to be a man, but I can teach you how to treat a woman,’” she said. Burns insisted that the teaching goes both ways. “Children are the best teachers,” she said. “With them, I will always have faith.”

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Carl DeFrance Jr. sings a number from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” being presented by Vicksburg High School. The musical, performed on Broadway and made into a movie, is based on the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The VHS performance will be at the school auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 1 Saturday afternoon. Tickets are $7. Carl is the son of Carl Sr. and Delores DeFrance. KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post


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Secret No More! The Hubble Deep Field Academy, http://amazing-space., helps you to uncover the secrets of our cosmos as you test out research methods. All levels are welcome, and the games become more challenging. Try out Stellar Statistician and enter your guess on the number of objects in the Hubble Deep Field, and then collect data to see how close you are. The Cosmic Classifier will have you organizing new data from space, and the Distance Wizard tests how well you can estimate travel time. Enjoy your journey!

Every time you gaze up at the night sky, you're actually looking into the past. Stars other than the sun are light-years away from the Earth, so the light you see coming from the stars is from many years ago. If a star burned out, we would not be able to see it from Earth for a few years, or even millions of years depending on the star's distance. Want to peer into the past? Check out these sites for astronomy tips, maps of the night sky and more.

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Burke, Claire Jamison, Adam Eckstein, Garrett Breithaupt, Abby Grant, Michelle Howington, Nick Raez, Elizabeth Sanchez, Grace Sudderth and Brandon Teller. • Virginia Campbell’s second-graders who met Book It! goals for February were David Adusei, Natalie Burke, Anna Scott Geter, Ashley Jarratt, Aimeé Jones, Sophie Grace Lee, Ben Raines, Kendyl Rice and Analese Warnock. Karen Calnan’s second-graders who met their goals were Ellen Beard, Caton Blackburn, Emilee Bloodworth, Colten Easterling, Alyssa Claire Gordon, Alex Heise, James Hossley, Finley Jones, Hayden Jones, Anna Lamanilao, Julia Liggett, Jordan McClelland, Street Miller, Mary Reilly Powell, May Spangler and Logan Young.

A presidential presentation

• Kathy Abbott’s class shared family pets and favorite stuffed animals as part of a show-and-tell pet show. • Students of Lynne Townsend and Lois Christian visited the Jackson Zoo and wrote reports to complete a study on animals. • Sixth-grader Donald Woodson received prizes for being top seller in the school fundraiser.

Beechwood • Dara Hendrix’s kindergartners made masks, necklaces, hats and king cakes to celebrate Mardi Gras. They had a parade for autistic classes and grades 1-2. Hendrix’s students also ate green eggs and ham, made hats, measured a foot and ate cake in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Guest readers were Ria Judge and Susan Johnston.

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Dana Road • Accelerated Reader champs for February were the kindergarten class of Starla Breazeale and Desiree Norris, first-grade class of Mary Lindsey and Gwendolyn Strong, second-grade class of Kimberly Rhodman and Felecia Meyers and third-grade class of Charity Towne and Natalie Allen. • Scholastic Book Fair will begin March 23. Drawings for free books will begin Tuesday. Each student will receive a free gift with purchase.

Jacob’s Ladder • Robin Smith was Leader of the Week. • Students visited the Mississippi Agriculture Museum in Jackson. • To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, students made leprechaun mobiles. • Julie Nelson, Matthew Grogan, Matt McKay and Robin Smith were recognized for making all E’s for the third nine weeks. Julie Nelson and Will Conway received awards for perfect attendance. Alayn Bufkin, Carol Bufkin and Phillip

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St. Francis Xavier second-grader Hayden Jones, left, dressed as President Theodore Roosevelt, listens to classmate Jordan McClelland give a presentation about first lady Edith Roosevelt. Students had researched pres-

Scales received citizenship awards, and Misty Grantham received the most improved schoolwork award.

Sherman Avenue • Students recognized as members of the Shining Star Celebrity Club for demonstrating respect and confidence were Wedad Altuwaiti, Darius Carter, Jaylen Chriss, Ariel Darden, Tamara Evans, Tianna Gaskin, Amaya Goodwin, Ajene Houston, Sarah Grace Jabour, Amaya Lewis, Alexis McBroom, Shaniya McRunells, Khania Minor, Tony Peters, Jac’quese Rayford, Sha’Kori Regan, J’Mone Rowsey, Annie’yah Smith, Zaniyah Truitt, Antonio Thomas, Justise Watts, D’Marion Wells, Ashanti Williams and Jaylin Williams. • Third-grade students of Heather Williams and Can-

Vicksburg Warren school District menu for Week of march 21 thru march 25 MEAL PRICES: Elementary School Breakfast, 75 Cents; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch 40 Cents Secondary School Breakfast, $1; Reduced Breakfast 25 cents; Lunch $2.25; Reduced Lunch, 40 cents In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture Policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

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dice Reed celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday by eating cake, making bookmarks and publishing paragraphs about his books. Guest readers were Sheriff Martin Pace and kindergartner Jayvin Clark. • Relay team members are selling sittings, $10 each, for antique portraits for families or children. A free 10x13 picture is included, and packages will be available for purchase. For more information, call 601-638-2409; proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society. • Amanda Wong, nurse, spoke to SOAR class members about the heart. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners who read for the 100 Book Club were as follows: 10 books — Decedric Brown, Ma’Kayla Coleman, D’Kobe Crump, Brantley Dunaway, Jamiyah Gaines, Jasmine Johnson, Mason Kack-

idents and first ladies and presented their findings, with the option of dressing in character. Hayden is the son of Michael and Lori Jones, and Jordan is the daughter of Maggie Schobey and the late Craig Schobey.

ley, Tony Peters, Roderick Shorter, Emihya Shorter and Hannah Somerville; 20 books — Shelby Goings; 30 books — Daniel Butler, Anna Cain and Hunter Moore; 50 books — Michaela Barber; and 100 books — Jacob Bryant, Bert Bryant was a guest reader.

Vicksburg Catholic • Zena Phillips’ kindergarten class participated in “No Show Pet Show” after a science unit on pets. • St. Aloysius High School students Amanda Paris, Corey Vessell, Carlisle Koestler and Michael Foley spoke to Montessori students about conflict resolution as part of a theology project. • Students earning top Accelerated Reader points were first-graders Victoria Morehead and Landon Stanchfield; second-grad-

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Chilled Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast Bagel, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Cereal, Graham Crackers, Fruit Juice, Milk

ers Anna Lamanilao and Sophia Hou; third-graders Adam Eckstein and Chandler Stanchfield; fourth-graders — David Osburn and Vickie Gong; fifth-graders Gray Houser and Ryan Jarratt; and sixth-graders Elizabeth Wallace and Michael Walker. Point Club members are as follows: 500 points — Vickie Gong and Elizabeth Wallace; 400 points — Ryan Jarratt, Connor Clark and Adrienne Eckstein; 200 points — Anne Stewart Piazza, Chandler Roesch, Will Gatewood, Gray Houser, Emme Connell, Chuck Beamish, Mattye Carlisle Derivaux, David Osburn, Jacob Waisner, Emily Wallace, R.G. Willis, Elizabeth Keen, Chandler Stanchfield, Abbie Bell and Michael Walker; 100 points — Caleb Larsen, Victoria Daily, Justin Ehrgott, Xian Mae Hadia, London Varner, Madelyn

• The school will offer Saturday tutoring for first-time test-takers of Algebra I, biology, English II and U.S. history on April 2, 9 and 16. Test schedule is as follows: March 23 — English II writing; April 27 — English II; April 28 — Algebra I; April 29 — U.S. history; and May 3 — Biology I. Students may sign up with Barbara Johnson in room 103. Parents may register a student by calling 601-6362914, ext. 41.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Book Fair will be in the library March 23-31. • Dressy Class Club members are the homerooms of Georgia Kelly, Amy Anderson, Rebecca Flanagan, Malinda Grays, Ashley Smith, Teetee Braxton, Zabraida Flowers, Crystal Hardy, Georgia Kemp, Anna Larson, Tammy McCurley, Amy Hodges, LaToya Minor, Tommy Allen, Madonna Stacker, Regina O’Leary, Alice Jones, Deidra Williams, Cassandra Ringo, LaShonda Keyes-Smith, Tasha ThompContinued on Page B3.

Potatoes, Black-eyed Peas, Seasoned Cabbage, Oven Fries, Banana Berry Blend, Pear Salad, Melon Cubes, Mexican Cornbread, Fruit Cobbler, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Chicken & Dumpling Biscuits, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Philly Steak on Texas Toast, Chef Salad, Baked Potato, Secondary Schools Breakfast Elementary Schools Lunch Southern Greens, Field Peas, Rosey Monday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Monday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Applesauce, Bananas, Apple & Orange Tuesday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Gumbo Over Rice, Tater Tots, Seasoned Wedges, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Cabbage, Fruit Bowl, Rosey Applesauce, Thursday: Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Assorted Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Juice Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Thursday: Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, Burrito Friday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Milk & Chili Topping, Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Tuesday: Hamburger, Chef Salad, OvenSalad, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, San Antonio Baked Potato Wedges, Broccoli & Cauliflower Secondary Schools Lunch Polonaise, Tropical Fruit Mix, Fruit Bowl, Fruit Monday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Beans, Carrot Sticks w/ Dip, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Juice, Milk Calico Fruit, Kiwi Wedges, Cherry Apple Frozen Hamburger, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Tuna Salad Wednesday: Beef Taco w/ Crispy Shell, Juice Bar, Milk, Fruit Juice Salad, Herbed Broccoli & Cauliflower, Raw Chicken & Dumplings, Corn On The Cob, Veggies w/ Dip, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Friday: Taco Salad, Chicken Tetrazzini, Seasoned Cabbage, Field Peas, Grapes, Pear Slices, Fruit Bowl, Grapes, Whole Wheat Hamburger, Chef Salad, Oven-Baked Potato Orange Halves, Peach Slices, Central Wedges, California Veggies, Yam Patty, Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Applesauce, Kiwi Wedges, Fruit Bowl, Yeast Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets, Ham & Cheese Thursday: Grilled Chicken Salad, Spaghetti Roll, Assorted Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Juice w/ Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, California on Bun, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Mashed Mixed Veggies, Corn, Pear Slices, Tropical Fruit Mix, Texas Toast, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Chili Con Carne w/ Beans, Corn Dogs, Tater Tots, Apple Delicious, Orange Smiles, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice

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Schools using Google discriminated against blind, group says WASHINGTON (AP) — A complaint filed Tuesday with the federal government accuses New York University and Northwestern University of discriminating against blind students by adopting Google e-mail and other programs that aren’t fully compatible with technology that translates written words into speech. The National Federation

of the Blind has requested a Justice Department investigation into the schools’ use of Gmail and other Google programs, saying that requiring students to use them violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Baltimore-based group is also asking other colleges not to adopt the software until it’s accessible to all students and faculty. “Given the many accessible

options available, there is no good reason that these universities should choose a suite of applications, including critical e-mail services, that is inaccessible to blind students,” said Marc Maurer, president of the National Federation of the Blind. Google said in an e-mail that it had a productive discussion last week with Maurer on accessibility issues but didn’t

offer further specifics. “We left the meeting with a strong commitment to improving our products,” said Alan Eustace, Google’s senior vice president for engineering and research. The federation said that some Google products are partially accessible to blind users, but are difficult to use without assistance from a person who can see the screen. With

Gmail, for example, signing in is the biggest problem, said Chris Danielsen, a spokesman for the blind federation. In the Google Docs word processing and spreadsheet program, a lack of audible descriptions makes the tool bars invisible to blind users, and text that a user types is not always audible. The group said there are also problems with Google Calen-

For that in-between stage

Adolescent medicine fills gap for older kids By Anne Wallace Allen The Associated Press Laurel Carignan was filling out some insurance paperwork in her pediatrician’s office recently when she overheard a conversation between her 12-year-old daughter, who was chatting with a toddler in the waiting room, and a nurse who had just walked into the room. “The nurse comes up to her and says, ‘Are you the mom?”’ recounted Carignan, whose daughter is as tall as an adult. “If you need evidence that we probably don’t belong (at the pediatrician) anymore, there you go.” Luckily for Carignan and other parents, there’s somewhere else to take kids who are in the phase between childhood and adulthood. A specialty known as adolescent medicine, or teen medicine, fills the gap for parents and young people who feel out of place in the brightly decorated waiting room of the pediatrician’s office, but unready for the primary care physicians and specialists who see mostly adults. Adolescent medicine is an official sub-specialty of pediatrics, with board certification. But it’s relatively littleknown, and has only about 500 board-certified practitioners around the country, said Margaret Blythe, an adolescent medicine specialist who is chairwoman of the adolescent committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics. The specialty has its own association: the Illinois-based Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, which aims at care for young people ages 10 to 25, and carries out education, research, clinical services and advocacy activities. SAHM issues position papers on topics that affect adolescents such as sexually transmitted diseases, vaccinations,

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The Teen Health Center at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati and nutrition that are of particular interest to doctors who care for young people. Some regular pediatricians make a point of talking with teen patients without parents or caregivers listening in, but those private chats between doctor and patient are an essential component of adolescent medicine. “We always spend time alone with the teen,” said Blythe, a

professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. “This is a time frame in life where we know a lot of kids are going to be making decisions that impact their health, regardless of what the family wishes or wants them to do,” Blythe said. “We’re really trying to spend some time to answer questions they have that they find totally

embarrassing.” Parents are sometimes surprised to find themselves on the other side of the exam room door, but most accept the time has come for their child to talk to the physician alone, Blythe said. “A parent that is really understanding of teenage life appreciates this,” she said. Carignan, of Boise, said it was her son, a tall 17-year-old

who is active in sports, who first asked her if he could start seeing a new physician. It happened about a year and a half ago in the waiting room of the pediatrician he had been seeing for 11 years, around the time the two of them had seated themselves on an undersized plastic couch. The walls featured colorful borders showing soccer balls and dolls. “It was awkward,” Carignan said. “He was like, ‘I don’t want to go here anymore.”’ A waiting room for an adolescent health specialist can make the patient feel more at home with pamphlets and brochures about health topics such as risky behavior, sexuality, and mental health. But beyond the look of the office, adolescent medicine really does address needs that are different from those of children and full-grown adults, Blythe said. One important difference is that adolescents are growing rapidly and reaching puberty, a time of enormous change. A large element of Blythe’s practice focuses on menstrual disorders, contraception, and evaluation of growth and development in those areas. Mental health is also another big topic in adolescent medicine; one in five young people has a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder, that needs to be addressed, Blythe said. The middle school years also bring challenges such as bullying and harassment. There’s value in having a health provider ask questions about subjects young people are loathe to discuss with their parents, Blythe noted. She said anytime she learns anything life-threatening — such as a serious eating disorder — she tells the patient she will be discussing it with the parents as well.

Critics claim states abusing benefits for foster children NEW YORK (AP) — With a lawsuit, congressional efforts and a stinging new report, critics of current foster-care policies are accusing child welfare agencies of unfairly confiscating foster youths’ government benefits and undermining their prospects when they age out of the system. At the heart of the controversy is a practice common nationwide — state agencies taking control of Social Security benefits that are earmarked for foster children with disabilities or a deceased or disabled parent. The agencies, many of them struggling with tight budgets, say they are legally entitled to use these benefits to help cover the basic cost of foster care. Critics say the policy is immoral and counterproduc-

At any given time, more than 460,000 U.S. children are in foster care, according to federal figures. The Congressional Research Service estimates that 30,000 of them receive Social Security benefits. tive, and the money should be managed in ways that will best assist the youths after they turn 18. “In state after state, we are sabotaging foster children’s futures rather than providing guidance and help,” says a detailed report on the issue being released today by First Star, a national nonprofit which advocates for abused children, and the University of San Diego School of Law’s Children’s Advocacy Institute. The report, titled “The Fleecing of Foster Children,” urges Congress to mandate changes

by supporting legislation that Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., plans to introduce soon. Stark said his Foster Children Self-Support Act would “correct a long-standing injustice” by requiring child welfare agencies to screen all foster children for Social Security eligibility and notify the child’s attorney or legal guardian if heis eligible. The agencies then would be required to develop an individualized plan and personal account for each eligible child, so Social Security assets could be conserved to help the youth secure housing, education or

job training after leaving foster care. Many child-advocacy groups say such assistance could be crucial in reducing the high rates of homelessness, unemployment and substance abuse among the roughly 30,000 youths who age out of foster care each year without a permanent family of his own. “Foster children are removed from their homes by the state for their own protection,” said Robert Fellmeth, executive director of the Children’s Advocacy Institute. “For the states to turn around and punish them by taking the children’s own money and leaving them destitute when they age out of the system is a violation of these vulnerable kids.” At any given time, more than 460,000 U.S. children are in

foster care, according to federal figures. The Congressional Research Service estimates that 30,000 of them receive Social Security benefits. Coinciding with the new report, Baltimore lawyer Dan Hatcher is pursuing a lawsuit alleging that the county social services department acted illegally in using his client’s Social Security survivor benefits as reimbursement for the costs of his basic care. Hatcher argues that the department violated its fiduciary duty to Alex Myers by using the money in its financial self-interest while Myers “was shuffled between over 20 different placements, was not provided adequate care by the agency, and left foster care penniless.”

dar, Google Groups and other programs. “A lot of times the problem is that yes, theoretically, if you fiddled around with something long enough you could make some of this stuff work — but the products really aren’t designed to work with screen readers,” Danielsen said. “It’s an ease of use issue — and there’s no reason for those barriers to exist.”

LSU offering alternative of renting textbooks BATON ROUGE (AP) — As the costs of college textbooks continue to rise, LSU students found a welcome alternative this semester. Now, they can rent pricey textbooks from the LSU Bookstore and save more than 50 percent. “I have seen numerous students taking advantage of that,” LSU Student Government Association President J. Hudson said. “It cuts back on a lot of the costs.” The LSU Board of Supervisors formally approved LSU’s amended contract recently with Barnes & Noble, which operates the on-campus bookstore, to run the textbook rental program. The bookstore also is offering some “eTextbooks” that can be downloaded onto personal computers. LSU Chancellor Michael Martin said renting textbooks is becoming a growing trend nationally as the cost of buying books has continued to increase. Martin said it is “remarkable” how high the costs have risen. “That’s kind of one of those hidden costs of going to college that people don’t often think of initially,” Martin said. “I’ve watched it over time. It’s gotten onerous.” Students can pay well more than $1,000 annually buying textbooks, Hudson said, noting that a single textbook can often exceed $150. Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond was the most ahead of the curve in the state in terms of textbook rentals. In fact, Southeastern has offered rentals going all the way back to 1935. The university has a $35 per course rental system that typically does not exceed $175 per semester. Southern University also has some textbook rental options through the on-campus bookstore. But the rental game, which Martin described as being in its “experimental” stages, is new for LSU. Thus far, the LSU Bookstore is offering rental options on 450 books with opportunities to expand the program in the future. “It seemed like they had a pretty good selection this year,” Hudson said. “But students should be able to rent all of their textbooks.” Some students look online to websites like to buy textbooks at lower costs, he said. Many textbooks at LSU now carry a “buy or rent” sticker. When books are purchased, they can often be sold back at a reduced cost. But, because newer editions frequently come out, bookstores often will not buy books back. Likewise, because new editions often are required, students cannot always buy cheaper used books.

school by school Continued from Page B2. son, Dionne Smith and Chandrea Williams. • Teachers are receiving professional development training in language arts from consultant Felicia Johnson and math from consultant Windell Greene of Math Connections. • Black History Program has been rescheduled for 1:15

p.m. Monday.

Vicksburg Junior • Chris Williams’ local cultures students researched early citizens’ contributions to Vicksburg, then presented their findings in a report. Williams’ history classes presented projects and reports on famous AfricanAmericans.

• Chris Williams’ Star Students for February were Taylor Hollowell, Bristol Emerson, Mercedes Taylor, Caroline Williams and Deyannah Flowers. First period was the Star Class of the Month.

Warren Junior High • Students of the Month for February were Kylie McMas-

ter, Sean Houston, Gabrielle Terrett, De’Anthony Nickelson, Marlee Stewart, Jordan Cook, Elizabeth Sellon and Shea Stamps. • Math Counts students participating in the district tournament were Priya Sanipara, Brayden Stokes, Sarah Davis and Tripp Cain.

Warren Central High • Students caught doing

something good were Daysha Johnson, Sequoyah Curtis and Nekeidra Qualls. • Staff Members of the Week were Dana McGivney and Eli Williams. • The Robotics team, consisting of seniors Matt Waddle, Waid Barfield, Carra Channell, Molly Halpin, Stephen Hensley, Daniel Nolan, Michael Freeman, Millan Nasif and Perry Wolfe,

juniors Naomi Short, Kaci Holdiness, Will Gurtowski, Colin Lampley, Crystal Worley and James Treloar, sophomores Will Ballard and Cameron Furey and freshmen Kelcey McMaster, Alex Walker, Jordon Strong, Kimberly Melton and Steven Channell, will travel to New Orleans for a three-day competition.


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this week’s recipe


fresh... ... think spring

You’ll love this simple asparagus, Blueberries potato soup savory, too Pork Medallions with Blueberry-balsamic Ketchup

By The Associated Press Besides being a delicious addition to your diet, blueberries have been linked to numerous health benefits. And the good news is that it doesn’t seem to matter whether you consume fresh, frozen or even dried blueberries. Of course, it’s easiest to eat blueberries out of hand or sprinkled over yogurt or cereal (just 40 calories per half cup serving), but they also make an excellent addition to cooked dishes, and not just the usual desserts and bake goods. Blueberries can have a savory side, too. Consider adding fresh or dried blueberries to your stuffing next time you roast a chicken or turkey. They even make a surprising addition to a meatloaf or burger, especially when blended with savory ingredients such as onions and Dijon mustard. For this recipe, blueberries are cooked down with chopped onion, minced fresh ginger and white balsamic vinegar to make a sweet and tangy ketchup to accompany lean pork tenderloin. But the ketchup would go just as well on top of a burger. The technique for cooking the pork calls for dredging the medallions in seasoned Wondra flour because it creates a beautiful golden crust. But in a pinch, you can always use regular all-purpose flour instead.

Pork Medallions with Blueberry balsamic Ketchup Start to finish: 50 minutes (30 minutes active) Servings: 4 For the ketchup: 2 1/2 cups blueberries 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt For the pork: 1/4 cup Wondra flour 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil To make the blueSee Blueberry, Page C3.

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Global markets and high-tech shipping methods have put asparagus on our tables virtually year-round, yet most of us still associate it with spring. But whenever you eat it, asparagus is a nutritional powerhouse. It is low in calories (about 5 per stalk) and is packed with vitamins A, C and E, and folate. Green, purple and white varieties of asparagus are common, though green is the least expensive and most readily available. Green asparagus has a fresh, woodsy flavor, while purple varieties tend to have a more fruity flavor. White asparagus is milder in flavor and should always be peeled before cooking. When shopping for asparagus, look for firm stalks with tight tips. Fresh asparagus should snap when bent. Though best eaten the day purchased, asparagus can be refrigerated, wrapped in a damp cloth inside a plastic bag, for three days. Though not essential, peeling tough-skinned stalks with a vegetable peeler will help ensure that the tips and otherwise thicker stalks cook at the same rate. And be sure to rinse all asparagus thoroughly before cooking to remove any lingering sand. For this simple asparagus and potato soup, all the vegetables are roasted at high heat, caramelizing their natural sugars and enhancing the flavors. They then are puréed until smooth and combined with thick, nonfat Greek-style yogurt, which gives the soup a creamy quality that belies its lowfat nutritional profile. To top off the soup, shreds of sweet and salty prosciutto ham are crisped in See Soup, Page C3.

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When new season brings better produce, make salad By The Associated Press

Marinated Spring Vegetable and Smoked Trout Salad

With spring around the corner — the new season starts Sunday — it’s time to start watching the grocer for seasonal — and therefore tastier — produce, such as asparagus, fennel, watercress, radishes and avocados. And once you find them, you might as well combine them into a seasonal salad. For added fresh flavors, we use a medley of pars-

ley, cilantro, dill and basil. Meanwhile, savory and salty smoked trout (sold in the refrigerator case near the smoked salmon) makes the salad substantial and satisfying without being heavy. Smoked mackerel also would be good.

Marinated Spring Vegetable and Smoked Trout Salad Start to finish: 1 hour 45

minutes (30 minutes active) Servings: 4 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Zest of 1 orange 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound asparagus, bottoms trimmed 1 head fennel, thinly sliced 1 bunch watercress, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 large handful torn mixed soft herbs, such as parsley, cilantro, dill and basil 8 ounce-package smoked trout 2 radishes, thinly sliced 1 avocado, pitted and sliced In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar, garlic, oil, orange zest, mustard, salt and pepper. Add the asparagus and fennel, tossing to coat. Cover and set See Salad, Page C3.

Can’t go wrong with fruit, cream By The Associated Press The pastry that cream puffs and eclairs are made from is called pate a choux. It is made by cooking a dough first on the stove, then beating whole eggs into it. This mixture — which lies somewhere between a dough and a batter — then is piped or spooned onto a baking sheet and finished in the oven. It’s during this final baking stage that the eggs release steam that causes the dough to puff up, producing hollow shells. And it all sounds more complicated than it really is. These treats come together without too much trouble. Best yet, while these desserts may look substantial, they

have just 116 calories (when filled with whipped cream). You also can fill these pastries with pastry cream (or pudding), ice cream or sorbet, or even a savory filling (if the latter, omit the sugar from the dough). We chose to flavor ours with lemon zest, but you could use any extract or zest, or leave them plain. You also could use other berries in place of the strawberries. The puffs should be made the day they are served. In a pinch, they can be frozen.

Lemon and Strawberry Cream Puffs Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 12

For the puffs: 3/4 cup water 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 2 tablespoons sugar Pinch of salt 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 eggs Zest of 1 lemon For the filling and topping: 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulls removed, cut up 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Whipped cream or lemon sorbet, to fill Heat the oven to 425. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray, then line it with parchment paper. In a medium saucepan over See Puffs, Page C3.

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All about the bird

Egyptian spice different way to gussy up chicken By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor I’m a big believer in tarting up the basics. And when it comes to weeknight cooking, my most basic of basics is the boneless, skinless chicken breast. I can do practically anything I want to it, season it however I like, cook it however I like. And providing I don’t overcook it, it always emerges a winner. For this recipe, I was inspired by dukka, a classic Egyptian spice blend typically sprinkled on cooked meats and vegetables. I came up with my own easy-to-make version, because I’m guessing the chances of stumbling upon it in the typical American grocery are slim. I then used the dukka to dress pan-fried chicken cutlets served over bread spread with hummus. The entire thing then gets topped with chopped hard-cooked egg. It probably sounds a little unusual, but the result is tremendously good. I’ve served it to numerous people who were skeptical, but quickly won over. The recipe prepares entreésize portions, but is easily adapted for a starter. Instead of slicing the baguette into large oblongs, slice it into small rounds and cut the chicken into smaller pieces. It becomes a sort of Middle Eastern crostini. And looking to save time? Did you know you can buy already hard-boiled eggs? Odd, but true. And they aren’t all that bad. If you’d rather boil your own, place eggs in a saucepan and add enough cool water to cover them by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then

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Chicken Dukka reduce to a bare simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, then transfer the eggs to an ice bath.

Chicken Dukka Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 1 tablespoon sesame seeds Kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pounds) Ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 16-ounce tub hummus 12-inch baguette, sliced into 8 long oblongs 4 hard-boiled eggs, diced To make the dukka, in a

mortar and pestle or small coffee grinder, combine the sesame seeds, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, the cumin, peppercorns and paprika. Crush or grind well. Set aside. One at a time lay each chicken breast on a cutting surface and slice across the center horizontally to create 2 thin halves. Sprinkle each cutlet on all sides with a bit of salt and pepper. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high, melt the butter. Add the chicken cutlets and cook for 4 minutes per side, or until an instant thermometer registers 165. Spread a bit of the hummus over each piece of bread, then top with a piece of chicken. Spoon diced egg over the chicken, then sprinkle with

Dukka, an Egyptian spice the dukka. Nutrition information per serving: 576 calories; 219 calories from fat (38 percent of total calories); 24 g fat (8 g sat-

urated; 0 g trans fats); 299 mg cholesterol; 42 g carbohydrate; 47 g protein; 8 g fiber; 1,049 mg sodium.

Give ground turkey sloppy joe little taste of India By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor

4 large naan or other flatbreads, warmed

Think of keema as the sloppy Joe of India. You pretty much brown ground meat — in this case turkey, but chicken, bison or lean beef would be fine, too — with a bit of oil, garlic and diced onion. Then you add spices (technically the “keema”), a bit of yogurt to make it creamy and some fresh herbs. That’s it. While you could continue the sloppy joe analogy and spoon the mixture onto burger buns, you also could get some naan flatbread. Most grocers sell packages of naan in the bakery section.

In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic, then sauté for 5 minutes. Add the ginger and cook for another minute. Add the turkey and cook until the meat starts to brown, about 7 to 8 minutes. Add the garam masala and turmeric, then sauté for another minute. Add the tomato paste and water and heat, stirring to mix, for another minute. Add the peas, then cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover the pan, then stir in the yogurt. Season with salt, then stir in the cilantro and mint. Serve with naan. Nutrition information per serving: 477 calories; 163 calories from fat (34 percent of total calories); 18 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 65 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrate; 32 g protein; 7 g fiber; 607 mg sodium.

Keema Turkey with Peas and Mint Start to finish: 25 minutes Servings: 4 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated fresh

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Keema Turkey with Peas and Mint ginger 1 pound lean ground turkey 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 tablespoons tomato paste

1/2 cup water 1 cup fresh (or thawed frozen) peas 1/4 cup plain Greek-style yogurt

Salt, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint

Peas, pasta, feta, tomatoes, mint — what a mix the garlic and sauté until fragrant, but not browned, about 1 minute. Add the peas, capers and the tomatoes and reserved juice. Increase heat to mediumhigh and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is simmering, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the mint, then season with salt and pepper. Serve the pasta with the

By The Associated Press For the dedicated kitchen gardener, winter can be a tough period limited to leafing through seed catalogs and stretching the remnants of whatever was canned or frozen from last season’s harvest. Then comes spring. In some gardens the first crop of peas is planted as early as St. Patrick’s Day and harvested before the summer heat begins. And then there’s that mint, which no matter how rough a winter it’s been seems to be the first herb that bounces back. In this spirit we’ve created this recipe for fusilli with tomatoes, peas, garlic, feta and mint. Not ready to garden? Frozen peas work just fine.

Fusilli with Tomatoes, Peas, Garlic, Feta and Mint Start to finish: 25 minutes Servings: 4 12 ounces regular or whole-

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Fusilli with Tomatoes, Peas, Garlic, Feta and Mint grain fusilli pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup baby peas, fresh or frozen 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain well. Return the pasta to the pot and toss with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Set aside. Meanwhile, drain the tomatoes, reserving 1/3 cup of the juice. Set both aside. In a large skillet over medium-low, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add

sauce spooned over the top and sprinkled with feta. Nutrition information per serving: 480 calories; 107 calories from fat (22 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 11 mg cholesterol; 78 g carbohydrate; 16 g protein; 9 g fiber; 732 mg sodium.

Let not old wine go to waste, chefs say OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — You’ve heard of turning water into wine. But what can you turn wine into once the bottle is past its prime? Plenty say a trio of thrifty chefs who’ve been turning dregs into delicious vinegars, marinades, even sorbets. “Any good kitchen — waste not, want not,” points out Clark Frasier, cofounder of Arrows Restaurant in Ogunquit, Maine. Restaurants end up with wine leftovers for a number of reasons, particularly if they sell a lot of it by the glass. But that trend can leave restaurants with plenty of wine at the bottom of the bottle. At the Camino restaurant in Oakland, chef/ owner Russell Moore uses leftover wine to make his own red wine vinegar and recently started making a white wine vinegar, as well. He hasn’t bought a bottle of vinegar since Camino opened three years ago, though demand has become so high he’s planning on starting up a third barrel so he can age the vinegar longer. Moore, who worked for 20 years for Alice Water’s famous Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, has been making his own vinegar for years. The process is fairly simple, he says, though it does require some supervision. To start, you need “live” vinegar, the clear, plasticlooking stuff that can form at the bottom of a bottle which actually is the “good” bacteria that turn alcohol into vinegar and is known as a “mother.” This can be purchased; Moore got his when he looked at a bottle of vinegar on his counter one day and realized it had produced a mother. He makes his vinegar in small oak barrels stashed on a shelf in the Camino kitchen. Holes bored in the barrels allow air to pass over the vinegar’s surface. He feeds it the leftover wine and a little water if necessary. And that’s it. The result is better than most of the commercially available vinegars out there, he says — and way less expensive, something that fits well into the aesthetics of Camino’s nowaste policy. At Salumeria Rossi in New York City, the rule is simple, says chef Cesare Casella. If there are two glasses left in a bottle of wine, it gets preserved and kept for the next day. “If we have one glass left, they’re going to give it to the kitchen.” Casella uses the leftover wine to make marinades for dishes like pork loin or lamb shanks. For Frasier, wine recycling takes a different turn. He uses leftover Champagne, riesling and sweet wines to create granitas and sorbets. The point is, he said, “nothing should be wasted in a good kitchen.”

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You, too, can crack code for great brown rice risotto By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor

you certainly could substitute the vegetables of your choice. I also liked finishing the dish with a drizzle of truffle-flavored olive oil, though that’s obviously a flourish easily ignored. Finally, a way to feel good about serving risotto as often as you like.

I’ve always resisted making risotto part of my regular dinner rotation. And it’s not a time factor. Though risotto has a reputation for being laborious, the reality is that it can be mostly painless and totally weeknight friendly. My reluctance mostly stems from all that white rice and fat, the combination of which generally dooms the dish to being a sometimes treat. Over the years I’ve tried various techniques for making brown rice risottos, but always with disappointing results, even using brown sushi rice. It’s a problem of starches. Brown rice doesn’t release nearly the volume of starch that white rice does. And risotto’s signature creamy goodness relies on lots of starch. Brown rice also is agonizingly slow to cook, at least using traditional stovetop risotto cooking methods. Pondering this, I wondered. Why not simply add starch? And why not partially cook the rice before trying to turn it into risotto? Both hunches paid off. I boiled some long grain brown rice until it was just nearly cooked, then used it in an oth-

Creamy Brown Rice Risotto

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Start to finish: 40 minutes (20 minutes active) Servings: 4 1 cup short grain brown sushi rice) 2 cups water 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 12 ounces mixed mushrooms, thinly sliced 1/2 cup white wine 1 red bell pepper, cored and thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, room temperature 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Truffle-flavored olive oil (optional)

medium-high, combine the rice and water. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, leaving it covered. The rice will not be completely cooked and there will be some water in the pan. Set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and mushrooms, then sauté until just starting to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the wine and stir vigorously for 1 to 2 minutes to deglaze the pan. When the wine comes to a simmer, add the bell pepper and the rice along with any liquid in the pan. Stir well. Add the chicken broth and stir well. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring frequently to prevent sticking, until the liquid has thickened and reduced, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cornstarch mixture, then cook for another minute. Stir in the cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper. If desired, drizzle with truffle oil just before serving. Nutrition information per serving: 332 calories; 66 calories from fat (20 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 47 g carbohydrate; 13 g protein; 4 g fiber; 728 mg sodium.

erwise conventional risotto recipe (adding the rice to a sauté of onions, then adding white wine, chicken broth and Parmesan cheese). The rice texture was perfect, though a second attempt with starchier brown sushi rice proved even better.

For the starch, I simply added a half tablespoon of cornstarch (mixed with a tablespoon of water) right at the end. The result was perfect. The other beauty of a brown rice risotto is that it actually is more forgiving than when using the more traditional

white arborio rice. When using white rice, you can easily overcook the risotto and end up with porridge. Brown rice retains a firm texture much longer. For extra flavor and color, I added sautéed mushrooms and red bell peppers, though

so the blueberry mixture is vigorously simmering and cook, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries have popped and the ketchup has thickened slightly, 20 to 25 minutes (the ketchup will thicken more as it cools).

Remove from heat and set aside. To make the pork, in a wide, shallow bowl or pie plate, whisk together flour, thyme, pepper and salt. Slice the pork tenderloin on the diagonal into 1-inch

thick medallions. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Working in batches, dredge the pork medallions through the flour mixture then place them in the hot

skillet. Cook the pork until golden-brown and no longer pink at the center, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve the pork medallions immediately, topped with the blueberry-balsamic ketchup. Nutrition information

per serving: 490 calories; 63 calories from fat (13 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 92 mg cholesterol; 77 g carbohydrate; 32 g protein; 3 g fiber; 328 mg sodium.

1-inch pieces (about 3 cups) 2 cups peeled and diced Yukon Gold potatoes 1 medium sweet onion, cut into 6 wedges 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste 2 ounces prosciutto, chopped 3 cups chicken broth, divided 6 ounces nonfat plain Greek-

style yogurt 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon minced fresh tarragon Heat the oven to 425. Place the garlic on a square of foil and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon water. Fold the foil into a packet. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, potatoes, onion, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper.

Toss to coat. Spread the vegetables over 2 large, rimmed baking sheets. Place the packet of garlic in one corner of one of the sheets. Roast, stirring occasionally, until the asparagus pieces are soft and the potatoes are tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium, crisp the prosciutto, about 5 minutes per side. When the vegetables are

roasted, empty the garlic onto the baking sheet with the other vegetables and cool for 5 minutes. Transfer half of the vegetables into a blender. Add 1 1/2 cups of the broth, then blend until smooth. Transfer to a large pot. Repeat using the remaining vegetables and remaining 1 1/2 cups of broth. Warm the soup over medium heat. Whisk the yogurt, lemon

juice and tarragon into the soup. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Crumble the prosciutto and use to top each serving. Nutrition information per serving: 233 calories; 53 calories from fat (23 percent of total calories); 6 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 12 mg cholesterol; 33 g carbohydrate; 13 g protein; 5 g fiber; 1,355 mg sodium.

Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat on medium with the paddle attachment for 1 minute. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl and making sure that each is incorporated into the

mixture before adding the next. Fold in the lemon zest. Using a large spoon, form the dough into golf ball-sized mounds and arrange on the prepared baking sheet, allowing 3 inches between each. Bake for 10 minutes.

Lower the oven temperature to 350 and continue to bake until golden, crispy and light, about another 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool. While the puffs bake and cool, in a medium bowl combine the strawberries, sugar

and vanilla. Lightly crush the strawberries with a fork. Set aside. After the puffs have cooled, cut them in half crosswise. Fill each with berries and whipped cream or sorbet. Nutrition information

per serving, with whipped cream filling: 116 calories; 77 calories from fat (66 percent of total calories); 9 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 94 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 1g fiber; 43 mg sodium.

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Blueberry Continued from Page C1. berry-balsamic ketchup, in a medium saucepan over medium-high, combine the blueberries, brown sugar, onion, vinegar, ginger and salt. Heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved. Adjust the heat

Soup Continued from Page C1. a skillet to create a garnish that has all the appeal of crumbled bacon, without all the grease.

Roasted Asparagus and Potato Soup Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Servings: 4 6 cloves garlic 1 1/4 pounds asparagus, bottoms trimmed, cut into

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Medical board reprimands Jackson doc The doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death has received a public letter of reprimand from the Medical Board of California acknowledging actions taken against him in Nevada over child support. California board spokeswoman Jennifer Simoes said such letters are routine to notify the public of an action against a doctor’s license in another state. The Nevada State Board of Medical ExaminDr. Conrad ers reprimanded Dr. Conrad Murray in DecemMurray ber for failing to disclose on his 2007 and 2009 license renewal applications that he was behind on child support payments in California. Murray continues to practice in Nevada, but his California medical license is suspended pending his criminal trial. Murray has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, Edward Chernoff, said he was unaware of the new reprimand letter and declined comment.

New postage stamps honor Latin music Musical giants Tito Puente and Carmen Miranda are bringing some Latin flavor to U.S. postage stamps. The new set of five forever stamps going on sale today also honors Celia Cruz, Selena and Carlos Gardel. They represent a range of Latin musical styles, including Tejano, tango, samba, Latin jazz and salsa. Postal Service vice president Marie Therese Dominguez said the stamps are “a lasting tribute to five extraordinary performers.” Formal ceremonies for the release of the stamps were held in Austin, Texas, as the stamps went on sale across the country.

James Taylor breaks leg while skiing James Taylor has broken his leg and injured his shoulder during a ski vacation with his family in Utah. In an e-mail, an assistant for the Grammywinning singer-songwriter confirms a report in Tuesday’s Boston Globe that Taylor fractured his leg Monday on the first day of the vacation in Utah. The e-mail released no further details. The report says Taylor had doctors fashion a splint that would allow him to keep skiing. Taylor was among 20 artists, scholars and James writers honored by President Barack Obama at Taylor the White House earlier this month in a salute to the arts and humanities.

Spacey’s Chinese film clears censors The director of Kevin Spacey’s Chinese production “Inseparable” says the film has cleared the country’s censors and its financial backers are discussing release dates with local distributors. Chinese-American director Dayyan Eng said in an e-mail that Spacey enjoyed his shoot in the southern Chinese city Guangzhou. Eng says the two-time Oscar winner explored the city’s restaurants and took him and other crew members to them. In “Inseparable,” Spacey plays an American expat who befriends a Chinese man bogged down by work and marital problems, played by Chinese-American actor Daniel Wu. By choosing a Chinese-funded production, Spacey gains exposure to the booming Chinese market by avoiding import quotas imposed on American productions.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion has returned to the Las Vegas stage in a parade of sparkly dresses with thigh-hit slits, a stage full of trumpeters, violinists and drummers, and a special appearance by Stevie Wonder. Th e F r e n c h - Ca n a d i a n crooner sang the romantic opuses that made her an international star, including “My Heart Will Go On” and “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” in her encore performance Tuesday night at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace. She also shared a pre-recorded duet with Wonder to his “Overjoyed.” “Was that neat or what?” Dion told the concert hall of more than 4,000 people as a hologram of Wonder faded from the stage. A lot is riding on this sequel performance. Dion, who gave birth to twin boys nearly five months ago, is tending to an expanded family while trying to mirror or surpass her previous success in a city that has yet to pry itself free from the embrace of a brutal recession. The new three-year production pays tribute to Old Hollywood, with a 31-person orchestra dressing the stage, including an entourage of gui-

Natchez club fire memorial staying put NATCHEZ (AP) — The location of the Rhythm Night Club memorial on the bluff overlooking the Mississippi River might throw off some tourists, but local historians argue it should stay put. Alderman James “Ricky” Gray brought up the issue at recent Natchez Board of Aldermen meeting. Gray said the memorial to the 1940 tragedy that killed 209 people should be moved to the club’s original site on St. Catherine Street. The Natchez Civic and Social Club of Chicago privately funded the memorial, which has sat on the bluff since 1940, said Darrell White, director of the Natchez cultural heritage tourism and the Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Museum. Major Jake Middleton said he has met with Monroe Sago, the owner of the recently erected Rhythm Night Club Museum about the memorial’s location. Middleton said Sago asked if it was possible to move the marker to the original site, where the museum sits. Sago said the Mississippi Department of Historic Archives and History indicated the city had jurisdiction over deciding if the monument could be moved, Middleton said. The Natchez Monument Company assessed the monument at the mayor’s request and determined the 70-yearold structure could probably not sustain a move, Middleton said. Middleton said the issue has become a moot point as far as relocating the monument, but that it’s possible the city could place some other placard with the victims’ names or a smaller monument at the original site.


Obama fills out NCAA bracket March Madness is back at the White House. For the third straight year, President Barack Obama has filled out an NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN. His predictions for who will make it to the Final Four will be closely guarded until the network reveals them today. Obama said Tuesday that he thinks the University of Pittsburgh will make it to the Elite Eight. He said it’s a good-looking team with a chance President Barack Obama to go deep. Obama also made picks for the women’s tournament. The basketball-player-in-chief is 1-1 when it comes to college basketball’s national championship. He correctly picked North Carolina to win in 2009. Last year, he went with Kansas, but Duke ended up taking home the trophy.


Celine Dion performs during her opening night performance at Caesar’s Palace Tuesday in Las Vegas. tarists, back-up singers, drummers and a pianist, all clad in black tuxedos and gowns. Gone are the Cirque du Soleil-style dancers and theatrics that saw Dion harnessed to a cable and flown in the air during her previous, five-year stint at the Colosseum that ended in 2007. “From Michael Jackson to James Bond to ‘Mr. Paganini,’ it’s so different, and it’s so classy, and it’s fun,” Dion told The Associated Press before the show. “Different flavor. Different colors of music.” She performed songs made famous by Jackson, Billy Joel

and Ella Fitzgerald. There was also a mod homage to James Bond and a “Smooth Criminal” jam session. A chandelier twinkled above the stage during a performance of “Because You Loved Me,” smoke licked at Dion’s heels during “All by Myself,” and in a haunting mid-concert rendition of Jacques Brel’s “Ne Me Quitte Pas,” Dion tearfully contemplated the loss of a lover in her native French. The concert hall swelled at the emotion. Women cried, cheered on their feet and wiped their eyes dry. Caesars Palace President

Gary Selesner said executives initially questioned reopening the show amid Nevada’s 14.2 percent unemployment, the highest in the nation. Caesars lost $831.1 million last year, or roughly $3.5 million more than its net income in 2009. In comparison, the unemployment rate in Nevada was 5.2 percent in 2003, when Dion’s first stint, “A New Day,” opened in Las Vegas. Despite the recession since, “people still want to see the big stars get on the stage and sing their hits,” Selesner said. For the opening performance, Dion wore a bedazzled white strapless gown and belted out Journey’s “Open Arms” on a stage dressed in sheer curtains. As she approached the booming chorus, the curtains dropped to reveal rows of musicians across the stage. Later in the show, a video showed images of her oldest son blowing out his birthday candles, of the twins being baptized at a Las Vegas church, and performances by a young Dion at the dawn of her career. She donned seven outfits, most covered in glittery details, during the nearly twohour journey through her greatest hits.

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Aflac dumps duck voice Gottfried over tasteless tweets COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Aflac Inc. has fired Gilbert Gottfried, the abrasive voice of the insurer’s quacking duck in the United States, after the comedian posted a string of mocking jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Twitter over the weekend. The tasteless tweets are particularly problematic for Aflac because it does 75 percent of its business in Japan. One in four homes in Japan buys health insurance from Aflac. The insurer’s CEO, Daniel Amos, flew to Japan on Sunday to show support for the company’s employees and agents. Aflac said in a statement Monday that Gottfried’s jokes do not represent the feelings of the company, which previously announced it would donate $1.2 million to the International Red Cross to help with disaster assistance. “There is no place for anything but compassion and concern during these difficult times,” Chief Marketing Officer Michael Zuna said. The tweets in question were removed from Gottfried’s Twitter feed Monday after Aflac announced it would stop working with the comedian. Gottfried has voiced the duck in numerous Aflac commercials since 2000. His career includes a run as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” and a role as the voice of the parrot in Disney’s “Aladdin.” He has also recorded a 50-minute show of dirty jokes. The insurer said it will start a casting search for his replacement. The company also noted that Gottfried is not the voice of the duck in Japan. Aflac’s mascot has a softer, sweeter voice in Japanese commercials. Aflac is gearing up for an influx of claims in the wake of the disaster.




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Lonely men should learn how to please Dear Abby: I am 67 and my roommate is 62. He and I could be out dating every night of the week. We get calls here like it is a fraternity house. I think it’s because we know how to treat women. I hear other men our age complain they can’t get a date or find the “right” woman. They say they are lonely, always being “used,” etc. I tell them: Get a life! Think of someone besides yourself. My buddy and I think in terms of what would please



the lady. Other guys think a romantic date is grabbing a bite at a fast-food restaurant, renting a violent movie, or flopping at the woman’s house and falling asleep after she’s made him a home-cooked meal. I say: Learn to dance,


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — The cycle you’re presently in could cause you to become a trifle too indifferent about your duties, responsibilities or promises. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You’ll need to be extremely careful not to play favorites and to treat all your friends equally. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you’re not careful, you are likely to make some unnecessary changes that would sour something good you had going, or bring a person in who would do so. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Don’t fear to question something you’re uneasy about, even if it involves the character of another. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If there are any uncertainties in your business transactions, take measures to protect yourself. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Should it fall to you to make the social arrangements for your group, take care not to invite a couple of friends who aren’t compatible with one another. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Complications are likely to arise when you either look to others to perform your assignments or leave things to the last minute. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t attempt to impose yourself on a group or clique in which you know you won’t be warmly welcomed, because you’ll only be miserable. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although your ambitious objectives are likely to be gratified, you must take care about how you achieve them. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Being too sensitive or defensive about your ideas or thinking could cause you to act in an unbecoming manner when challenged. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — There is nothing bad about teaming up with someone, as long as you both share all the risks and expenses equally. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Avoid linking up with someone who usually fails to appreciate the merits of team effort, if you want to avoid a frustrating time.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am a 20-year-old psychology student specializing in adolescent counseling. I have read your column for at least eight years and had considerable respect for the majority of the advice you have given. That’s why I was shocked to see your response to Lauren. She wrote to you saying that despite the fact that she was a personable, attractive 17-year-old young lady, she hadn’t had much luck getting a boyfriend. Your response was: “You might have a flaw somewhere in your personality.” Since when is our value and acceptance as human beings based on our status with the opposite sex? The idea that our approval is based on whether or not we’re seriously dating someone is ludicrous. I hope you will retract your response and encourage young people everywhere that they are valuable and wonderful as they are — they don’t need a significant other to prove that. Single teens can be just as happy (or even happier!) without dating. Friendships last. Boyfriends don’t. — Sheila, Corona, Calif. Dr. Wallace: I have a problem with a response you gave Lauren, a 17-year-old girl who wondered why she didn’t have a steady boyfriend. After ruling out her appearance, you decided that she “might have a flaw somewhere in her personality.” Were you serious? Can we then assume that 17-year-old girls with boyfriends have flawless personalities? Or could it be that Lauren hasn’t met the right person yet, or possibly she has higher standards and/or expectations than most? What’s the rush? There’s too much pressure on young people. — Carley, San Diego. Ladies: I received several responses asking — telling — me to reconsider my advice to Lauren. Your letters were effective. I’ve rethought my answer and decided my initial response was flatout wrong. It is perfectly all right to be a 17-year-old girl and not have a boyfriend. The only flaw evident was in my reasoning. One’s sense of self-worth should never be a function of one’s status with the opposite sex. I have already contacted Lauren and apologized for my insensitive advice. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

get some new clothes, ask a woman what her interests are. I did it, and I’ve learned to enjoy art shows, plays, visiting flea markets, etc. A lady once told me, “You don’t need a woman. You are a great cook, and you iron better than I do.” My answer to her was, “Those are not the things I need a lady for.” So, Abby, my advice to lonely old men is this: Get your act together! As Auntie Mame said, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starv-

Dear Dr. Gott: Are there any new developments in the treatment of tinnitus that really work? My wife swears by many of your remedies. Your articles are the only reason we get a printed newspaper. Dear Reader: Tinnitus (noise or ringing in one or both ears) is not a disease but a symptom that points to something wrong in the auditory system. The cause can be something as simple as wax blocking the ear canal, the result of a thyroid abnormality, Meniere’s disease, infection, noise-induced hearing loss, aneurysm or brain tumor and more. My guess is that because you or a family member has tinnitus, your doctor has referred you to an otolaryngologist (ear-nose-and-throat specialist) or an audiologist and an examination has been performed. This first step would likely rule out simple wax impaction. A series of specialized tests can help determine where the problem originated. An auditory brain response to test hearing nerves and brain pathways or a CT or MRI to rule out tumor on a nerve may be ordered. A physician might suggest hearing aids to control outside sound levels; wearable sound generators that fit in the ear to generate pleasant sounds or white noise to mask the tinnitus; acoustic nerve stimulation to reduce or eliminate the tinnitus; cochlear implants that can bypass the damaged area of the inner ear but send electrical signals to stimulate the auditory nerve; biofeedback; and more. A study performed in Brazil some six years ago tested the drug acamprosate (Campral), currently used for the control of alcoholism, in tinnitus sufferers. It showed greater than 86 percent relief of symptoms. Studies remain ongoing in the United States for this use. Keep in mind that some antidepressants and other medications such as aspirin might be the sole culprit. Speak with your physician regarding any prescriptions, over-the-counters and herbal

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onhome August 28, This 3WHEREAS, bedroom 1 bath is locat2003, James E. Horton and ed in the county off Culkin Rd. The J. Horton, executed home Oretha has a formal living and dining a deed of room, trust to room, certain a separate family a large Emmett House and kitchen and large laundry room/hobby room.James There are hardwood Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee floors and carpet in the house. Many windows over look the propfor the benefit of property. Union erty. This would be a great starter home or investment Planters Bank, National Association, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1419 at Page 837 and re-recorded in Book 1487 at Page 337; and WHEREAS, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, National Association, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated February 11, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's IN THE CHANCERY Office in Book 1518 at Page COURT OF WARREN 795; and COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI WHEREAS, default having IN THE MATTER OF: been made in the terms and SOLOMAN HARRIS, conditions of said deed of DECEASED trust and the entire debt BY: TELISA BROWN, secured thereby having been PETITIONER declared to be due and payable in accordance with CAUSE NO.: 2010-333 GN the terms of said deed of SUMMONS trust, Regions Bank d/b/a (By publication) Regions Mortgage, the legal THE STATE OF holder of said indebtedness, MISSISSIPPI having requested the TO: Absent and unknown undersigned Substituted heirs of the Estate of Trustee to execute the trust Soloman Harris, deceased, and sell said land and whose names and property in accordance with addresses are unknown to the terms of said deed of the Petitioner after diligent trust and for the purpose of search and inquiry. raising the sums due You have been made a thereunder, together with Defendant in the suit in this attorney's fees, trustee's fees Court by the Estate of and expense of sale. Soloman Harris, deceased, NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. seeking to determine the Gary Massey, Substituted lawful heirs of said Estate. Trustee in said deed of trust, Defendants other than you in will on March 30, 2011 offer this action are Soloman La for sale at public outcry and Del Harris and Roosevelt sell within legal hours (being Dewayne Harris. between the hours of 11:00 You are summoned to a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the appear an defend against West Door of the County said Petition as 10:30 a.m. Courthouse of Warren on the 6th day of April, 2011, County, located at Vicksin the Chancery courtroom of burg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for the Warren County cash the following described Courthouse at Vicksburg, property situated in Warren Mississippi, and in case County, State of Mississippi, of your failure to appear and to-wit: defend, a judgment will be That part of Lots A & B of entered against you for the Short's Resurvey of Lot 39 money or other things Square 11 of Springfield demanded in the Complaint Enlarged Subdivision, a plat or Petition. of which is recorded in Deed You are not required to file Book G at pages 166 and an answer or other pleading, 167 of the Land Records of but you may do so if you Warren County, Mississippi, desire. more particularly described If you desire to file an as follows: answer, you must mail or Beginning on the North right hand deliver a written of way of Jefferson Street response to the Complaint and the East right of way of filed against you in this acLocust Street in Vicksburg, tion to John H. Cox, III, Mississippi, running thence Attorney for Petitioner, in a Northerly direction 98.52 whose address is Post Office feet along the East right of Box 621, Greenville, way of Locust Street to the Mississippi; and you must point of beginning; thence continuing Northerly along also file the original of your the said East right of way of response with the Clerk of Locust Street 37.12 feet; this Court. thence perpendicular to said ISSUED UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court this right of way and paralled to Jefferson Street in an the 22nd day of February, Easterly direction 77.5 feet; 2011. thence in a Southerly Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk direction and paralled to BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Locust Street 37.21 feet; Publish: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16(3t) thence in a Westerly direction and paralled to Jefferson Street 77.5 feet to IN THE CHANCERY the point of beginning. COURT OF WARREN I WILL CONVEY only such COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI title as vested in me as NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE IN THE MATTER OF THE on this 4th day of March, ESTATE 2011. OF CHRISTINE D. /s/ J. Gary Massey LAMBERT, DECEASED SUBSTITUTED CAUSE NO. TRUSTEE## 2010-162PR Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. NOTICE TO CREDITORS 1910 Lakeland Drive Letters Testamentary having Suite B been granted on the 22nd Jackson, MS 39216 day of December, 2010, by (601)981-9299 the Chancery Court of 409 Locust Street Warren County, Mississippi, Vicksburg, MS 39183 to the undersigned Executor 11-002027GW upon the Estate Of Christine Publish: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23(3t)

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D. Lambert, Deceased. Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 22nd day of February, 2011. /s/ John Q. Lambert, Jr. JOHN Q. LAMBERT, JR. EXECUTOR Publish: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (4t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VARIAN HUTCHISON, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2009-122PR RODRICK REED PETITIONER STANLEY NEAL RESPONDENT NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration having been granted on March 3, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi to the undersigned Administrator of the Estate of Varian Hutchison, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or they will be forever barred. THIS the 14th day of March, 2011. RODRICK REED, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF VARIAN HUTCHISON, DECEASED Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on August 28, 2003, James E. Horton and Oretha J. Horton, executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, National Association, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1419 at Page 837 and re-recorded in Book 1487 at Page 337; and WHEREAS, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, National Association, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated February 11, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1518 at Page 795; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and

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OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN TO: HEIRS OF RACHAL MANN, RICHARD MANN, CHARLOTTE MANN SPRATLEY, IDA MANN LEWIS, HEIRS OF MARY LOU MANN LONDON, ROSELLA ANDERSON The Clean you expect MANN SEARCY, PEARL WALTON, HEIRS OF The service you deserve LUCINDA MANN HUGHES, DEXTER LEWIS MANN, JAMES ANDERSON, MARY LOUISE WATSON, ELSIE WINTERS, ERNESTINE WATSON, ALBERT • Carpet/Oriental/ WATSON, AND ANY AND ALLArea PERSONS CLAIMING Rug Cleaning AN INTEREST IN THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 12, • Furniture/Drapery TOWNSHIP 17, RANGE 4 • Carpet Fabric EAST AND & ALSO 4 ACRES OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THEProtection WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by GMW Land Management, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, seeking an Easement by Necessity for Ingress and Egress. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the complaint to James E. Renfroe, attorney for the Plaintiff, whose street address is 648 Lakeland East Drive, Flowood, Mississippi 39232. Your response must be mailed or hand-delivered within (30) days from the 16th day of March, 2011, which is the date of the first publication of this summons. If your response is not so mailed or delivered a judgment by default will be entered against you for the things prayed for in the complaint. You must also file the original of your response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 24th day of February, 2011. Warren County Chancery Clerk Post Office Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39181-0351 (Seal) BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF MAX S. WINDHAM, DECEASED NO. 2009-076PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 1st day of July, 2009, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned Executor upon the Estate of Max S. Windham, deceased, notice is hereby given to all person having claims against said estate to present the same to the clerk of this court for probate and registration according to the law within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice or they will be forever barred. This the 17th day of February, 2011. /s/ Alton Walters ALTON WALTERS EXECUTOR Publish: 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 (4t)

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19. Garage & Yard Sales 201 SIGNAL HILL DRIVE, Thursday, March 18 and Friday March 19 8am6pm. Furniture and lots of miscellaneous items. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

24. Business Services BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464. BUYERS WANTED!! BUYERS needed for multiple cash flow investment properties. Call today! 1-877-619-6884.

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

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


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

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800

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

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



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


30. Houses For Rent

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

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

4016 HALLS FERRY Road. All brick, 1207 square feet, 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, kitchen, living/ dining room. $49,000. 601-636-6859.


33. Commercial Property

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

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments

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


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



Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


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1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1 BEDROOM, NEWLY remodeled, Drummond Street area. $485 monthly. 601883-1924, 601-642-0117.

34. Houses For Sale

CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 2000 CHEVY IMPALA LS V1978R .............24 Months @ $240 per month ...... $1080*down 2004 28 Months -*"*down *"@ $310 per month $11100 1-*M"ERCURY GRAND MARQUIS V2091 1 $ 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2123 ...28 Months @ $350 per month ....... 2290*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 2003 FORD F150 XL REG CAB V2043 28 Months @ $290 per month $820*down 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS V2124.......... 28 Months @ $310 per month ......$1415*down 1999 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 LS V2117 28 Months @ $290 per month$1450*down " TRAILBLAZER LT V2122 ..............2812004 Months down -*CHEVY *"@ $340 per month $2080 1 1-**" 2002 CHEVY SILVERADO LS 4X4 Z71 V2118 28 Months @ $350 per month $2485*down 2003 CHEVY SILVERADO LS EXT CAB V2121 ....28 Months @ $350 per month $2080*down CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH $ *"* 1998 " TAHOE LT 4X4 V19778 . ................................................................ 1-*CHEVY 11500 1-*" $ 1985 CHEVY WRECKER . ........................... .......................................................... 2500*

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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

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


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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

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



24. Business Services •

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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• 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

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

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• Dirt Works CLARK’S CONSTRUCTION State board of contractors approved and bonded. 601-638-9233. Fill dirt for erosion purposes, clay gravel, 610, back fill sand. FREE estimates on demolition, driveway work, replacement of old broken driveway and add- ons. Lot clearing, dozer track hoe work.

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



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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

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

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


TALLULAH, LA Beautiful property located on bayou. 2,980 square foot energy efficient brick home with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, office, utility room, large kitchen & family room with wood burning fireplace. Has new roof, covered patio, landscaped yard with detached shop and storage building. A must see home! $175,000. Call 318-574-3790 for appointment.

35. Lots For Sale

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

36. Farms & Acreage OWN 20 ACRES* Only $129/ month, $295 down, near growing El Paso, Texas (safest city in America!) No credit checks, owner financing. Free map/ pictures. 800-755-8953.

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103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116

1996 CADILLAC DEVILLE. 138,500 miles, runs good, clean car! $2800 or best offer. 769-203-2150.

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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

307 Hillside Dr. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1200 sq. ft. Completely remodeled. $96,500. 100 Wigwam. 1554 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2 BA. $88,000. Bellmeade Subdivision. 5.3 acres, $55,000. Call Jennifer Gilliland 601-218-4538 McMillin Real Estate


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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

Licensed in MS and LA

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

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

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


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


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2006 CHEVROLET COLORADO. 2 wheel drive, crew cab, Z-71 package, very nice, runs great, spray-in bedliner. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

1997 CHEVROLET ASTRO LS 7 passenger van. 4.3 liter V6, cold a/c with rear air, Clean 193,000 miles, well maintained $3,500. 601-831-3245. 1999 MAZDA B-4000 Extended cab truck. Runs good, clean. LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer. 1999 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE for sale. Runs good. Everything works. $2,000 or best offer. 601-218-6425. 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country Van. Runs great, clean, leather. LOW, LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2003 F-150 4x4 LAREDO Super Cab. 147,000 miles, very good condition, winch, bed topper. $7000. 601415-7333. 2003 FORD RANGER EDGE. New brakes and tires. $6300. 601-618-5499 or 601-618-4286.

2006 FORD F-250 Extended cab. Maroon, nice truck, good for farm truck or pulling heavy loads. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 FORD F250 Lariat Diesel FX4. White, sunroof, leather, assist steps, 5th wheel, very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2007 Dodge Nitro. Black, 4x4, R/T package, loaded and very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2007 HONDA PILOT. Clean, runs great, must see, low price! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

2008 Buick Enclave. Low miles, clean, warranty, leather, DVD, 3rd row. Must see! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer. 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab. Hemi engine, low miles, power back glass, spray-in bed liner, runs great and clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2005 CHRYSLER 300. Silver, 85,000 miles. $8800. Please call 601-636-7523 extension 258. NEED A RIDE? $1500 Cash Down, current check stub and W-2, phone bill in your name- no pre-paid, 1 year on job. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355. WHITE DURANGO FLT 1999. Asking $5,500 118,000 miles. 601-4153845.

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


Pitching-poor Gators blasted by red-hot Brandon By Jeff Byrd

Rolling Tide Alabama romps over former Auburn coach Cliff Ellis and Coastal Carolina in the first round of the NIT. Story/D3


St. Aloysius vs. Clarkdale at Forest Today, 4:45 p.m. WC vs. Oak Grove at Madison Central Today, 5:30 p.m. St. Aloysius at Forest Today, 7 p.m. Vicksburg vs. Terry at Madison Central Today, 8 p.m.

ON TV 8 p.m. ESPN2 - All-SEC senior guard Chris Warren and Ole Miss begin another NIT run as the Rebels take on Cal. Radio: 1490 AM

WHO’S HOT BOWEN WOODSON Tulane and former Vicksburg baseball player hit a threerun home run in a 7-3 win over Southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday.

SIDELINES Murrah coach won’t be charged

JACKSON (AP) — Murrah High boys’ basketball coach Marlon Dorsey told a judge he did not intend to hurt players when he struck them with a 10-pound weight belt. After hearing almost 21⁄2 hours of testimony Tuesday from players, parents and Dorsey, special Hinds County Circuit Judge L Breland Hilburn agreed. Other media outlets report Hilburn determined the evidence was insufficient to charge Dorsey with simple assault. But Dorsey and Jackson Public Schools officials still face a lawsuit in federal court alleging the coach inflicted physical and verbal abuse and the district didn’t stop it. In a probable cause hearing Tuesday, three varsity players testified they were in pain after being whipped by Dorsey on at least five separate occasions. All the boys said the whippings resulted from mistakes made during practice.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 7-4-5 La. Pick 4: 8-4-7-3 Weekly results: D2

MADISON — An injury to Cody Waddell has put Vicksburg coach Cody Zumbro in a bind. The Gators are running thin on pitching, and hot-hitting Brandon only made matters worse Tuesday at the Big Blue Tournament. The Bulldogs (6-3) rapped 14 hits against a trio of Gator pitchers to take a 15-5 win over the Gators in five innings. The loss drops Vicksburg to 4-6 going into tonight’s game against Terry.

On Friday, Vicksburg gets a rematch with Warren Central in a key Division 4-6A game. The game with the Vikings and Waddell’s unavailability due to tendonitis has Zumbro scrambling to find fresh arms. “This is our fifth game in six days and without Cody, we’re having to throw ninth graders,” Zumbro said after the Brandon loss. “We won’t have Cody back pitching until next week. We also have that game Friday with Warren Central and we have to save our No. 2 (Clyde Ken-

drick) and No. 3 (Cameron Cooksey) because I want to have that combination ready. We don’t know who we will throw against Terry.” Zumbro tried senior catcher Taylor Brocato on the mound against Brandon. Brocato had two balks in the first inning that led to two runs. He later gave up four runs on five hits in the second as the Bulldogs erased a 4-2 deficit. “We gave up the first six runs on walks, balks and a throwing error,” Zumbro said. “We just have to battle. We had a ninth grader,

Michael (Rohrer), at short and the only way to fix that inexperience is to play.” Zumbro brought in sophomore Gabe Bufkin in the third inning, down 6-4. The Bulldogs greeted him with five straight hits in a variety of ways. The first went straight up the middle followed by two flares into shallow left and right center. One hit went down the right field line and another went down the left field line. Yet if a relay toss had been made on Logan Adcock’s fielder’s choice at second base, Bufkin would have


Rebels hope for a deep NIT run Ole Miss faces Cal on the road tonight in tournament’s opening round By The Associated Press OXFORD — This was supposed to be the breakout season for seniors Chris Warren and Zach Graham. The time when the two veterans would finally put aside past disappointments and lead Mississippi to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. But now it’s March and the Rebels are once again NITbound. It would be easy for Warren and Graham to pout, thanks to the realization that neither will ever play in an NCAA Tournament. But Graham said he won’t give into that temptation. “I’m over it,” said Graham, a 6-foot-6 senior who is 19th on the Rebels’ career scoring list with 1,257 points. “We have to move to the next thing. We’re lucky enough to have something to move forward to with the California game. That’s all I’m looking forward to right now.” Ole Miss (20-13), which earned a No. 5 seed in the 32-team NIT field, will travel to face No. 4 California (17-14) tonight in Berkeley, Calif. Though disappointed, Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said his team is grateful. Fourteen teams earned automatic bids to the NIT after winning their regular-season conference championship, leaving only 18 at-large selections. Considering the Rebels are a No. 5 seed, they were likely one of the last teams selected for the field. “Any time you get the opportunity to participate in the postseason you embrace it and play as long as they let you play,” Kennedy said. Another game also means Warren will likely hit a historic milestone: The 5-foot-10 point guard needs just two points to become the school’s third member of the 2,000point club despite missing 20 games during his sophomore year after an ACL tear. He would also be just the fourth player in SEC history with 2,000 career points and 400 assists — joining LSU’s Pete Maravich, Tennessee’s Allan Houston and Georgia’s Litterial Green. Never a big talker, Warren downplayed his accomplishments. “It means I’ve had a pretty good career here and I did a little scoring when I was here,” Warren said. Kennedy was much more complimentary. “I think we all know Chris is a good player and we all see him do things that defy

been out of the inning, down 8-4. Instead, Brandon used the error to extend its inning and tack on six more runs to break the game open, 14-4. Vicksburg got an unearned run in the top of the fifth ,but Brandon answered with three reserves getting base hits against ninth grade reliever Jekori Reed to finish the game. John Harvey had two singles, a double, two RBIs and three runs scored to pace the Bulldogs. Trent Turner drove in three runs off two hits and See VHS, Page D3.


Tracy paces rout of Tigers From staff reports


Ole Miss guard Dundrecous Nelson goes to the basket over South Carolina’s Malik Cooke during the SEC Tournament. Ole Miss plays Cal tonight at 8 on ESPN2.

March Madness on TV Today’s NIT/NCAA Games 5:30 p.m. TRUTV - NCAA Tournament, first round, Texas-San Antonio vs. Alabama State 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, first round, Nebraska vs. Wichita State 8 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, first round, Ole Miss at California 8 p.m. TRUTV - NCAA Tournament, first round, Southern Cal vs. Virginia Commonwealth

NCAA Tournament Thursday’s Games 11 a.m. CBS - West Virginia vs. Clemson and logic at time, but when you look at his numbers on paper, they are incredible,” Kennedy said. Kennedy’s job status had been uncertain in recent weeks after the Rebels’ NCAA hopes were doomed by a 1-5 start to conference

Kentucky vs. Princeton 11:30 a.m. TRUTV - Butler vs. Old Dominion and Pittsburgh vs. UNC Asheville 12:30 p.m. TBS - Louisville vs. Morehead State and Vanderbilt vs. Richmond; Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara and UCLA vs. Michigan State 1 p.m. TNT - Temple vs. Penn State and San Diego State vs. Northern Colorado; Connecticut vs. Bucknell and Cincinnati vs. Missouri 6 p.m. CBS - BYU vs. Wofford and St. John’s vs. Gonzaga 6:15 p.m. TRUTV - Wisconsin vs. Belmont and Kansas State vs. Utah State

play. But after the Rebels lost to Kentucky in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, athletic director Pete Boone told several media outlets that he expected Kennedy back for a sixth season. Kennedy has won at least 20 games in four of five sea-

sons, but failed to make the NCAA Tournament despite close calls in 2008 and 2010. In both those seasons, the Rebels advanced to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden before losing to Ohio State in 2008 and Dayton in 2010.

Matt Tracy had his best outing in four seasons as an Ole Miss Rebel on Tuesday. For the pitching staff, however, it was just another day at the office. Tracy struck out 11 batters in seven scoreless innings, and two relievers finished up the Rebels’ third shutout in four games for an 8-0 victory over Jackson State. Ole Miss’ pitchers have allowed only one run in their last 36 innings, and that came with two outs in the ninth inning Sunday against Lipscomb. “It was a clean night for us and it all started on the mound,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “Matt Tracy was very aggressive for us and able to get a head of a lot of hitters. We were able to put a couple of innings together. We’re getting better and continue to improve offensively.” Three Rebels — Tanner Mathis, Blake Matt Newalu Tracy and Alex Yarbrough — had two hits apiece, and Mathis and Yarbrough had two RBIs each. Ole Miss (14-4) scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning and three in the eighth for the bulk of the offense. Stephen Curtis had two of Jackson State’s (7-8) five hits. Ole Miss opens Southeastern Conference play on Friday against Alabama. The series opener begins at 6:30 p.m. in Oxford.

Southern Miss 9, Northwestern St. 2 Southern Miss exploded for seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat Northwestern State on Tuesday. The Golden Eagles strung together five straight hits with one out to break a 2-2 tie and took the lead for good on Kameron Brunty’s RBI single. B.A. Vollmuth later added a three-run home See Baseball, Page D3.


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on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EXTREME SPORTS Noon ESPN2 - Winter X Games, ski superpipe men’s final MLB PRESEASON Noon ESPN - Preseason, Boston vs. Atlanta COLLEGE BASKETBALL 5:30 p.m. TRUTV - NCAA Tournament, first round, Texas-San Antonio vs. Alabama State 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, first round, Nebraska vs. Wichita State 7 p.m. ESPNU - NIT, first round, Bethune-Cookman at Virginia Tech 8 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, first round, Ole Miss at California 8 p.m. TRUTV - NCAA Tournament, first round, Southern Cal vs. Virginia Commonwealth 9 p.m. ESPNU - NIT, first round, Long Beach State at Washington State NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma City at Miami 9:30 p.m. ESPN - Dallas at Golden State NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Washington at Detroit


from staff & AP reports

NFL Goodell: Get us back to mediation NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t expect labor talks to resume until after a U.S. District Court judge rules on the players’ injunction to stop the lockout. Appearing on NFL Network, Goodell said Tuesday night that there has been virtually no dialogue with the NFL Players Association since mediated negotiations collapsed last Friday. “For us to go back to mediation, you call me and we’ll be there,” Goodell said. “Any contact with the trade association or any discussion, for lack of better phrase, about trying to put this genie back in the bottle? There’s, unfortunately, been very limited contact.” Goodell echoed what league managers and owners said last weekend: owners provided more financial information to the players than ever before, including some data not made available to the 32 clubs. Included were audited financial details spanning five years that would show the NFLPA profits on a league-wide and club-wide basis.

Fire damages Bengals player Odom’s Ohio home MASON, Ohio — The suburban home of Cincinnati Bengals football player Antwan Odom has been heavily damaged by fire. Fire officials in the city of Mason north of Cincinnati say the defensive end and his family were out of town at the time. Firefighters responded just after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday to what they describe as a very serious fire that collapsed the home’s roof.

College football Jackson State suspends player JACKSON — Jackson State University has suspended backup running back Alfred Moreland. The school announced the decision Tuesday. Other media outlets report that police records show Moreland has been arrested four times in the last 15 months, the last of those arrests coming nine days ago.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 16 2001 — A record number of lowseeded teams advances in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Indiana State, Butler, Temple, Charlotte and Fresno State join 12th-seeded Gonzaga in advancing, meaning 13 of the tournament’s 32 first-round games were won by underdogs. 2006 — The U.S. squad loaded with All-Stars loses 2-1 to Mexico and was eliminated from the World Baseball Classic. 2007 — Kobe Bryant scores 33 of his 65 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 116-111 win over Portland. 2008 — Denver sets NBA season highs for points in a half with 84 and points in a game with a 168-116 rout of the Seattle SuperSonics.

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scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Vanderbilt......................17 1 0 0 Florida............................14 2 0 0 Tennessee.....................14 2 0 0 South Carolina..............11 3 0 0 Kentucky........................10 7 0 0 Georgia..........................7 8 0 0


All Games Conference W L W L LSU................................15 1 0 0 Arkansas........................14 1 0 0 Ole Miss.......................14 4 0 0 Mississippi St..............13 4 0 0 Auburn...........................12 5 0 0 Alabama........................10 6 0 0 Tuesday’s Games Arkansas 4, Kansas 2 Tennessee 9, Alabama A&M 1 Vanderbilt 9, Purdue 0 Kentucky 7, Murray State 6 Furman 4, South Carolina 2 Mississippi State 9, Eastern Illinois 4 Ole Miss 8, Jackson State 0 Auburn 2, Alabama 1 Florida 5, Florida State 4 Today’s Games Georgia at Kennesaw St., 5:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. LSU at Nicholls St., 6 p.m. Wofford at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Austin Peay, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled


All Games Conference W L W L Southern Miss.............12 3 0 0 UCF...............................13 4 0 0 East Carolina.................12 4 0 0 Tulane............................12 4 0 0 Memphis........................10 4 0 0 Rice...............................10 8 0 0 UAB...............................8 7 0 0 Houston.........................8 9 0 0 Marshall.........................6 10 0 0 Tuesday’s Games Southern Miss 9, Northwestern State 2 East Carolina 4, Elon 3, 10 innings Houston 9, Sam Houston State 3 Memphis 11, UT-Martin 5 Tulane 7, SE Louisiana 3 Cleveland St. 7, Marshall 2 South Florida 6, UCF 5 Samford 5, UAB 4 Today’s Games Buffalo at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Alcorn St. at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Dallas Baptist at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Houston at McNeese St., 6:30 p.m. Samford at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

Mississippi schedule

Tuesday’s Games Millsaps 15, Illinois Wesleyan 4 Bethel 6, Belhaven 2 Illinois-Wesleyan 7, Miss. College 5, 10 innings La.-Lafayette 12, Alcorn St. 3 West Florida 10, Mississippi Valley St. 7 William Carey at Southern Arkansas, 6 p.m. Southern Miss 9, Northwestern State 2 Mississippi State 9, Eastern Illinois 4 Ole Miss 8, Jackson State 0 Today’s Games Belhaven at Union, 2 p.m. Quincy at Delta St., 2 p.m. (DH) William Carey at Southern Arkansas, 2 p.m. (DH) Miss. Valley St. at West Florida, 4 p.m. (DH) Illinois-Wesleyan at Millsaps, 5 p.m. Mississippi St. at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

prep baseball BRANDON 15, VICKSBURG 5

Vicksburg.................................310 01 — 5 4 4 Brandon....................................248 01 — 15 13 2 WP-Seth Power, LP-Taylor Brocato (0-2). 2B-Clyde Kendrick (V), John Harvey (B). Multiple hits-Harvey (B) 3, Trent Turner (B) 2, Zach Boggan (B) 2.


Warren Central........................000 254 — 11 7 0 Olive Branch............................000 000 — 0 2 3 WP-Carlos Gonzalez (2-0), LP-Nick Reed. 3B-Hunter Austin (WC), 2B-Clayton Ashley.


Columbia Academy.................232 000 — 7 12 2 Porters Chapel.........................114 210 — 9 11 2 WP-Talbot Buys (2-0). LP-Dylan Reid. S-Sam Staggs (1). HR-Taylor Fortenberry (CA). 2B-Montana McDaniel (PC), Cameron Upton (PC), Buys (PC), Fortenberry (CA), Andy Beets (CA). Multiple hits-Fortenberry (CA) 4, Jarad Tompkins (PC) 2, McDaniel (PC) 2, Upton (PC) 2, Buys (PC) 2, Richie Bufkin (PC) 2.


Porters Chapel.....................201 000 0 — 3 5 5 Centreville Aca....................202 322 x — 11 11 1 WP-Cliff Hurst. LP-Cameron Upton (0-1). 3B-Montana McDaniel (PC). 2B-Tyler Towles (CA) 2, McDaniel (PC), Matthew Warren (PC). Multiple hits-Towles (CA) 4, Jonathan Spivey (CA) 3, Hunter Devall (CA) 2, McDaniel (PC) 2, Warren (PC) 2.

mlb Spring Training Schedule

Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 13, Toronto 7 St. Louis 4, Atlanta 0 Tampa Bay 11, Florida 2 Boston 2, Detroit 1, 9 innings Houston 14, Baltimore 8 Chicago Cubs (ss) 8, Oakland (ss) 1 Cleveland 9, Milwaukee 7 Kansas City 4, Oakland (ss) 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Texas 6 L.A. Angels 9, San Diego 6 Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 2 San Francisco 5, Arizona 4 Today’s Games Tampa Bay vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Chicago White Sox, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Baltimore vs. N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Texas, 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Seattle, 9:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cincinnati, 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Florida vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Boston, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs. Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Washington vs. Atlanta, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Kansas City, 8:05 p.m. Texas vs. San Diego, 9:05 p.m.

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

At Cleveland George Mason vs. Villanova, 1:10 p.m. Ohio St. vs. UTSA-Alabama St. winner, 30 minutes following Xavier vs. Marquette, 6:27 p.m. Syracuse vs. Indiana St., 30 minutes following


Second Round Thursday At Washington Butler vs. Old Dominion, 11:40 a.m. Pittsburgh vs. UNC Asheville, 30 minutes following At Tampa, Fla. Florida vs. UC Santa Barbara, 5:50 p.m. UCLA vs. Michigan St., 30 minutes following At Denver BYU vs. Wofford, 6:15 p.m. St. John’s vs. Gonzaga, 30 minutes following At Tucson, Ariz. Wisconsin vs. Belmont, 6:27 p.m. Kansas St. vs. Utah St., 30 minutes following


W L y-Chicago......................48 18 x-Boston........................47 18 x-Miami..........................46 21 Orlando..........................42 26 Atlanta...........................39 28 New York.......................34 32 Philadelphia...................34 33 Indiana...........................29 38 ——— Charlotte........................28 38 Milwaukee......................26 40 Detroit............................23 44 New Jersey...................22 43 Toronto..........................18 48 Washington....................16 50 Cleveland.......................12 53

Pct GB .727 — .723 1/2 .687 2 1/2 .618 7 .582 9 1/2 .515 14 .507 14 1/2 .433 19 1/2 .424 20 .394 22 .343 25 1/2 .338 25 1/2 .273 30 .242 32 .185 35 1/2


W L x-San Antonio................54 13 d-L.A. Lakers.................48 20 Dallas.............................47 20 d-Oklahoma City...........43 23 Denver...........................40 27 Portland.........................38 29 New Orleans.................39 30 Memphis........................37 31 ——— Utah...............................35 33 Phoenix..........................33 32 Houston.........................34 34 Golden State.................30 37 L.A. Clippers..................26 42 Minnesota......................17 51 Sacramento...................16 49 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Pct GB .806 — .706 6 1/2 .701 7 .652 10 1/2 .597 14 .567 16 .565 16 .544 17 1/2 .515 .508 .500 .448 .382 .250 .246

19 1/2 20 20 1/2 24 28 1/2 37 1/2 37

Tuesday’s Games Indiana 119, New York 117 Atlanta 110, Milwaukee 85 Chicago 98, Washington 79 Portland 104, Dallas 101 Today’s Games Denver at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Indiana at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Orlando at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Phoenix at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Miami, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 8 p.m. Cleveland at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Chicago at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Memphis at New York, 6:30 p.m. Cleveland at Portland, 9 p.m.

college basketball National Invitation Tournament First Round

Tuesday’s Games Alabama 68, Coastal Carolina 44 College of Charleston 94, Dayton 84 Cleveland State 63, Vermont 60 Oklahoma State 71, Harvard 54 Missouri State 89, Murray State 76 New Mexico 69, UTEP 57 Boston College 82, McNeese State 64 Fairfield 62, Colorado State 60 Kent State 71, St. Mary’s, Calif. 70 Today’s Games Texas Southern (19-12) at Colorado (21-13), 6 p.m. Nebraska (19-12) at Wichita State (24-8), 6 p.m. Florida Atlantic (21-10) at Miami (19-14), 6:30 p.m. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (19-13) at Northwestern (18-13), 7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman (21-12) at Virginia Tech (21-11), 7 p.m. Ole Miss (20-13) at California (17-14), 8 p.m. Long Beach State (22-12) at Washington State (19-12), 9 p.m.

Second Round

March 18-21 Alabama (22-11) vs. New Mexico (22-12), TBD Missouri State (26-8) vs. Florida Atlantic-Miami winner, TBD Texas Southern-Colorado winner vs. Ole MissCalifornia winner, TBD Fairfield (25-7) vs. Kent State (24-11), TBD Boston College (21-12) vs. Wisconsin-MilwaukeeNorthwestern winner, TBD Oklahoma State (20-13) vs. Long Beach StateWashington State winner, TBD Bethune-Cookman-Virginia Tech winner vs. Nebraska-Wichita State winner, TBD College of Charleston (25-10) vs. Cleveland State (27-8), TBD

——— NCAA Tournament FIRST ROUND

At UD Arena Dayton, Ohio Tuesday UNC Asheville 81, Arkansas-Little Rock 77, OT Clemson 70, UAB 52 Today No. 16 Seed East: Texas-San Antonio vs. Alabama St., 5:30 p.m. No. 11 Seed Southwest: Southern Cal vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 8 p.m.


Second Round Thursday At Tampa, Fla. West Virginia vs. Clemson, 11:25 a.m. Kentucky vs. Princeton, 30 minutes following Friday At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina vs. Long Island University, 6:15 p.m. Washington vs. Georgia, 30 minutes following

Tank McNamara


Second Round Thursday At Denver Louisville vs. Morehead St., 12:40 p.m. Vanderbilt vs. Richmond, 30 minutes following Friday At Chicago Notre Dame vs. Akron, 12:40, p.m. Texas A&M vs. Florida St., 30 minutes following Purdue vs. St. Peter’s, 6:20 p.m. Georgetown vs. Southern Cal-Virginia Commonwealth winner At Tulsa, Okla. Kansas vs. Boston University, 5:50 p.m. UNLV vs. Illinois, 30 minutes following


Second Round Thursday At Tucson, Ariz. Temple vs. Penn St., 1:10 p.m. San Diego St. vs. Northern Colorado, 30 minutes following At Washington Connecticut vs. Bucknell, 6:20 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Missouri, 30 minutes following Friday At Tulsa, Okla. Texas vs. Oakland, Mich., 11:15 a.m. Arizona vs. Memphis, 30 minutes following At Charlotte, N.C. Michigan vs. Tennessee, 11:40 a.m. Duke vs. Hampton, 30 minutes following

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL

First Round Saturday At University Park, Pa. Penn St. vs. Dayton, 10:10 a.m. DePaul vs. Navy, 30 minutes following At Durham, N.C. Iowa St. vs. Marist, 10:15 a.m. Duke vs. Tennessee-Martin, 30 minutes following Sunday At Storrs, Conn. Connecticut vs. Hartford, 11:05 a.m. Kansas St. vs. Purdue, 30 minutes following At College Park, Md. Maryland vs. St. Francis, Pa., 11:20 a.m. Georgetown vs. Princeton, 30 minutes following


First Round Saturday At Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee vs. Stetson, 10:05 a.m. Marquette vs. Texas, 30 minutes following At Columbus, Ohio Georgia Tech vs. Bowling Green, 10:20 a.m. Ohio St. vs. UCF, 30 minutes following At Salt Lake City Arizona St. vs. Temple, 3:05 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Utah, 30 minutes following Sunday At Charlottesville, Va. Miami vs. Gardner-Webb, 11:15 a.m. Oklahoma vs. James Madison, 30 minutes following


First Round Saturday At Stanford, Calif. Texas Tech vs. St. John’s, 3:20 p.m. Stanford vs. UC Davis, 30 minutes following At Albuquerque, N.M. North Carolina vs. Fresno St., 3:15 p.m. Kentucky vs. Hampton, 30 minutes following At Spokane, Wash. Iowa vs. Gonzaga, 3:10 p.m. UCLA vs. Montana, 30 minutes following Sunday At Cincinnati Louisville vs. Vanderbilt, 11:10 a.m. Xavier vs. South Dakota St., 30 minutes following


First Round Sunday At Waco, Texas Houston vs. West Virginia, 4:10 p.m. Baylor vs. Prairie View, 30 minutes following At Wichita, Kan. Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Arkansas-Little Rock, 4:20 p.m. Michigan St. vs. Northern Iowa, 30 minutes following At Auburn, Ala. Florida St. vs. Samford, 4:15 p.m. Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee, 30 minutes following At Shreveport, La. Texas A&M vs. McNeese St., 4:05 p.m. Rutgers vs. Louisiana Tech, 30 minutes following

AP All-SEC women’s basketball team

The 2011 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference women’s basketball team released Tuesday, with name, school, position, height and class (u-unanimous choice to first team):

FIRST TEAM u-Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky, F, 6-1, Sr. Shekinna Stricklen, Tennessee, G-F, 6-2, Jr. Tierney Jenkins, Alabama, F, 6-0, Sr. Porsha Phillips, Georgia, F, 6-2, Sr. Glory Johnson, Tennessee, F, 6-3, Jr.

SECOND TEAM Jence Rhoads, Vanderbilt, G, 5-11, Sr. Meighan Simmons, Tennessee, G, 5-9, Fr. C’eira Ricketts, Arkansas, G, 5-9, Jr. LeSondra Barrett, LSU, F, 6-2, Jr. Kayla Melson, Ole Miss, G, 5-8, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION A’dia Mathies, Kentucky, G, 5-9, So.; Jasmine

James, Georgia, G, 5-9, So.; Alli Smalley, Auburn, G, 5-8, Sr.; Sarah Watkins, Arkansas, C, 6-3, So.; Angie Bjorklund, Tennessee, G-F, 6-0, Sr.; Stephanie Holzer, Vanderbilt, C, 6-4, Fr.; Ieasia Walker, South Carolina, G, 5-8, So.; Adrienne Webb, LSU, G, 5-9, So. ——— PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Victoria Dunlap, Kentucky COACH OF THE YEAR — Pat Summitt, Tennessee NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Meighan Simmons, Tennessee


GP d-Philadelphia..69 d-Washington..71 d-Boston..........69 Pittsburgh........71 Tampa Bay......70 Montreal...........70 N.Y. Rangers...71 Buffalo.............70 Carolina...........70 New Jersey.....69 Toronto............70 Atlanta.............70 Florida..............70 N.Y. Islanders..71 Ottawa.............70

W 43 41 39 41 39 38 37 34 32 33 30 29 28 27 25

L 19 20 21 22 22 25 30 28 28 32 30 29 33 33 36

OT 7 10 9 8 9 7 4 8 10 4 10 12 9 11 9

Pts 93 92 87 90 87 83 78 76 74 70 70 70 65 65 59

GF 222 193 208 206 210 186 204 203 197 150 184 196 175 197 158

GA 184 173 166 172 211 176 174 202 209 176 218 227 194 227 220


GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Vancouver....71 46 16 9 101 233 167 d-Detroit...........69 41 20 8 90 227 199 d-San Jose......71 40 23 8 88 203 186 Los Angeles....70 40 25 5 85 196 170 Phoenix............71 37 23 11 85 206 203 Chicago...........70 38 24 8 84 232 196 Dallas...............70 37 25 8 82 196 199 Calgary............72 36 27 9 81 217 207 Nashville..........70 35 25 10 80 179 165 Anaheim..........69 37 27 5 79 195 202 Minnesota........70 35 28 7 77 178 188 Columbus........69 32 27 10 74 190 209 St. Louis..........69 31 29 9 71 193 207 Colorado..........68 26 34 8 60 191 239 Edmonton........70 23 38 9 55 172 231 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader Tuesday’s Games Boston 3, Columbus 2, SO New Jersey 4, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Rangers 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Washington 4, Montreal 2 Carolina 1, Buffalo 0 Pittsburgh 5, Ottawa 1 Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 Los Angeles 4, Nashville 2 San Jose 6, Dallas 3 Phoenix 4, Calgary 3 Today’s Games Toronto at Carolina, 6 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Detroit at Columbus, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. New Jersey at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Nashville, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Calgary, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Edmonton, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Minnesota at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

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

Sprint Cup Standings

Through March 6 1. Tony Stewart................................................... 113 2. Kurt Busch..................................................... 113 3. Carl Edwards................................................. 106 4. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 106 5. Ryan Newman............................................... 103 6. Paul Menard.................................................... 96 7. Martin Truex Jr................................................ 95 8. Denny Hamlin.................................................. 95 9. A J Allmendinger............................................. 94 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 91 11. Mark Martin.................................................... 91 12. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 87 13. Kasey Kahne................................................. 87 14. Kyle Busch..................................................... 86 15. Bobby Labonte............................................... 84

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-7-7 La. Pick 4: 0-4-9-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-9-8 La. Pick 4: 8-1-5-6 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-4-5 La. Pick 4: 8-4-7-3 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-8 La. Pick 4: 6-6-9-0 Easy 5: 5-6-9-17-21 La. Lotto: 2-6-9-13-19-35 Powerball: 12-20-28-40-48 Powerball: 8; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-0 La. Pick 4: 2-1-1-8 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-8 La. Pick 4: 7-4-4-7 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-1-8 La. Pick 4: 0-7-3-5 Easy 5: 5-24-31-33-36 La. Lotto: 2-9-15-19-23-38 Powerball: 1-4-12-41-47 Powerball: 3; Power play: 4

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


Tide steamrolls over Coastal Carolina By The Associated Press Tony Mitchell, Charvez Davis and Trevor Releford all scored 12 points to lead Alabama to a 68-44 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The top-seeded Crimson Tide (22-11), which felt jilted at being left out of the NCAA field after winning the SEC West, built a 20-point lead late in the first half and never let the short-handed Chanticleers (28-6) get anything going. Now 17-0 at Coleman Coliseum, Alabama will host New Mexico in the second round. Anthony Raffa and Chad Gray led Coastal Carolina with 10 points, but the Chanticleers managed a season low in points and shot 33 percent (16 of 48). Leading scorer Desmond Holloway was suspended late in the season for an eligibility issue and point guard Kierre Greenwood was also lost in February to a season-ending knee injury.

Clemson 70, UAB 52 Jerai Grant scored a careerbest 22 points and fast-starting Clemson built a doublefigure lead and never backed off in beating Alabama-Birmingham on Tuesday night in an NCAA Tournament “First Four” game at the University of Dayton Arena.

NIT scoreboard • Alabama 68, Coastal Carolina 44 • College of Charleston 94, Dayton 84 • Cleveland St. 63, Vermont 60 • Oklahoma State 71, Harvard 54 • Missouri State 89, Murray State 76 • New Mexico 69, UTEP 57 • Boston College 82, McNeese State 64 •Fairfield 62, Colorado State 60 • Kent State 71, Saint Mary’s 70


Alabama forward Tony Mitchell is blocked under the basket by Coastal Carolina’s Brandon Crawford Tuesday. In a matchup of No. 12 seeds, part of the expanded tournament’s new look, the Tigers (22-11) went on a 21-2 run in the first half and never let the big lead slip away, as they had in several recent games. Clemson hurried out after its first NCAA Tournament victory in 14 years to catch a

flight to a second-round game against fifth-seeded West Virginia (20-11) on Thursday afternoon in Tampa, Fla.

UNC Asheville 81, Ark-Little Rock 77, OT Matt Dickey led a late run that forced overtime and J.P.

Primm hit five free throws and had a decisive steal in the closing seconds, sending North Carolina-Asheville to a victory over Arkansas-Little Rock in a dramatic “First Four” opener. The Bulldogs (20-13) will play Pittsburgh, the top seed in the Southeast, on Thursday in Washington, D.C. UNC Asheville pulled it out with a tournament-worthy performance by its best player. The Bulldogs led for only 51 seconds in regulation, before Dickey asserted himself. He scored 14 of their last 18 points in regulation, including a 3-pointer with 10.5 seconds to go that tied it. Primm and Dickey had 22 points apiece.

Baseball Continued from Page D1. run, his third in as many games. Vollmuth, Travis Creel, Justin Dilliberto and Tyler Koelling all had two hits apiece for Southern Miss (12-3), which won its fourth straight game. USM freshman Boomer Scarborough threw five no-hit innings for the Golden Eagles, but did not factor into the decision. Jackson Posey (1-0) earned the win in a scoreless frame of work. The Golden Eagles will participate in the three-day College of Charleston Tournament beginning on Friday.

Mississippi St. 9, Eastern Illinois 4 Mississippi State closed out a season-opening 17-game homestand in style, scoring four runs in the bottom of the first to set the tone for an easy win over Eastern Illinois. Nick Vickerson went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Mississippi State (13-4), while Daryl Norris drove in four runs and pitched an inning of scoreless relief. The Bulldogs added five runs in the fourth inning to go ahead 9-2. Kendall Graveman started and went five innings for the win. Four relievers pitched


Auburn’s Casey McElroy, left, makes an out at second base on Alabama’s Taylor Dugas and gets caught by a cleat Tuesday. an inning apiece to bring home the victory. Zach Borenstein went 4-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBIs for Eastern Illinois (1-11). Mississippi State will head to Nashville tonight for a midweek game against Lipscomb, then stick around for a weekend series and SEC foe Vanderbilt beginning on Friday.

Tulane 7, SE Louisiana 3 A seven run first inning was all that the Tulane baseball team needed against Southeastern Louisiana at Turchin Stadium. Tulane put together their biggest scoring inning of the season to open the game and chased Southeastern Louisiana

(12-5) starting pitcher Jordan Hymel after just 1⁄3 of an inning. Jeremy Schaffer driving in the first run with a bases-loaded single to center field. Matt Ryan doubled down the left field line to plate two more runs, Briggs Barrios drove in a run with a single and Bowen Woodson capped off the scoring with his first career home run, a three-run shot, to left field. “Bowen had a big night for us,” Tulane coach Rick Scott said. “Bowen catching that line drive in the first, that was a great catch. He is a guy that has come on, no question about it. He gave us some really good at-bats.” At the plate, Woodson and Ryan each posted two hits in the contest and collected multiple RBI’s on the night. Woodson posted his first multi-RBI game with three and Ryan plated a pair of runs in the opening frame.

Auburn 2, Alabama 1 Auburn’s pitching staff held Alabama to a season-low four hits and Dan Gamache homered and was named the game’s MVP as the Tigers (12-5) won their third consecutive Capital City Classic at Riverwalk Stadium, downing Alabama.

Carlos Gonzalez loves Madison Central’s Jaguar Field. The Viking senior tossed a complete game shutout, matching a similar performance from last year’s Big Blue Tournament when he blanked Father Ryan (Tenn.) 2-0. This time it was Olive Branch and the Conquistadors who were shut out over six innings as the game


By The Associated Press LaMarcus Aldridge scored 30 points and reserve Brandon Roy added 21, including a key jumper with less than a minute to go, helping the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-101 on Tuesday night. The Blazers led 100-94 with 3:50 left, but Jason Terry’s basket narrowed it to 100-99. Roy hit a pair of free throws before a pull-up jumper that made it 104-99 with 47 seconds left. Dirk Nowitzki hit a pair of free throws, but after a timeout with 8.8 seconds on the clock, he missed a 3-point attempt from the corner and time ran out for the Mavericks. Nowitzki finished with 28 points and 11 rebounds for Dallas, which shot 59.7 percent for the game.

seventh consecutive victory and move into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. Luol Deng added 20 points and Keith Bogans scored 17, his highest total since joining the Bulls. Bogans took all of his 10 shots from behind the 3-point arc, hitting a seasonhigh five. The Bulls (48-18) moved a half-game ahead of the Boston Celtics. Washington center JaVale McGee had a rare triple-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks, the most by an NBA player since Toronto’s Keon Clark had 12 on March 23, 2001. Rookie Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 27 points.

Pacers 119, Knicks 117

Sporting a new look, Joe Johnson scored 36 points — 28 in the first half — and the Hawks cruised past the Bucks in a makeup game. Johnson donned a black headband to protect the back of his scalp after undergoing a procedure to treat a skin infection. It must have helped his shooting touch, too. He made six straight 3-pointers on the way to the highest-scoring half by an Atlanta player this season. With Johnson firing away, the Hawks went on a 20-0 run that started at the end of the first quarter and extended into the second. Andrew Bogut led Milwaukee with 21 points. That wasn’t nearly enough against Johnson and the Hawks, who shot a staggering 63 percent (46 of 73). The teams were making up a Jan. 11 game that was postponed after an ice storm struck Atlanta.

Danny Granger’s jumper with 0.3 seconds left gave the Pacers the victory. Indiana passed the ball inbounds with 7.8 seconds left. Granger worked the clock, drove right on Shawne Williams, pulled up and connected on a 17-foot fadeaway. Granger, who missed Sunday’s 106-93 win at New York with strep throat, scored 26 points. Tyler Hansbrough scored a career-high 30 points after setting a career high with 29 Sunday. Darren Collison added 24 points and nine assists for Indiana. The Pacers had lost six straight before the back-toback wins over the Knicks. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points and Amare Stoudemire added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks, who have lost three straight.

Bulls 98, Wizards 79 Derrick Rose scored 23 points to help Chicago earn its

Hawks 110, Bucks 85

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Aldridge, Roy lift Trailblazers to win


VHS Boggan had two hits and two runs scored. Vicksburg got three runs in its first inning. Kendrick had a two-run double while Brocato followed with an RBI single for a 3-0 lead. Lamar Anthony had a single and scored in the second off a hit by Jonathan Clay to make it 4-2. Keaton Jones had two runs scored, the latter coming in the fifth inning that made it 14-5.


ended by run rule. Gonzalez struck out seven for the Vikings (5-5). WC coach Josh Abraham said his Carlos arm-weary Gonzales staff needed the effort. “He threw well again here for the second straight year,” Abraham said. “This was really good for our pitching staff.” WC is scheduled to face Oak Grove today at 5:30 in its final tournament game. WC hosts Vicksburg Friday night in a key divisional tilt. Gonzalez allowed just three hits and left the bases loaded in the sixth by getting two straight outs to end the game. The Vikings extended a 6-0 lead by getting an RBI single

from Devon Bell to cap a fiverun fifth inning. They got four more runs in the sixth. The first two came in off a pair of errors while Hunter Austin’s triple plated the last two for an 11-0 lead.

Porters Chapel 9, Columbia Academy 7 Cameron Upton had a double and three RBIs — the last two on a go-ahead single in the fourth inning — as Porters Chapel Academy rallied from a five-run deficit to beat Columbia Academy at the Parklane Tournament. PCA trailed 7-2 before scoring four runs in the third inning, two in the fourth and one in the fifth. Jarad Tompkins, Montana McDaniel, Upton, Richie Bufkin and Talbot Buys all had two hits apiece for PCA. Buys also pitched five innings to earn the win, and Sam Staggs

picked up the save. Taylor Fortenberry went 4-for-4 with a double, threerun homer and four RBIs for Columbia.

Centerville Aca. 11, Porters Chapel 3 In its second game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Porters Chapel committed five errors and let an early lead slip away to lose its first game of the season. Tyler Towles had four hits, including a pair of doubles, and drove in two runs to lead Centreville (5-2). The Tigers, the home team for the neutral-site tournament game, scored at least two runs in five of their six innings at the plate. McDaniel had a double and triple for PCA (8-1), while Matthew Warren doubled and drove in all three of the Eagles’ runs.

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The Gymsouth Prep Golds took second place at the Winter Invitational and second at the Mardi Gras Invitational. The Prep Platinums won first at the Mardi Gras Invitational and Winter Invitational. First row, from left, are Prep Golds Anna Claire Marsh, first beam and bars; Jaleigh Ehrgott, second beam, third all-around; Kaleigh Beard; Alexandra Tzotzolas, second vault, third bars

and all-around; and Savannah Collins. Second row, from left, are Emme Robbins, Prep Platinum, first vault, second floor, third all-around; Olivia Jennings, Level 7, second all-around, first bars; Iriel Edwards, Level 7, first all-around; and Alexis Varner, Prep Platinum, third floor, first vault, bars and all-around.

Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s Recreation Department’s adult softball league will continue until April 11. There are men’s and women’s leagues, which includes all churches and competitive teams. Cost is $175 per team, plus $10 for each player from Warren County and $20 for each player from Sharkey, Issaquena and Claiborne counties. A mandatory coaches’ meeting will be held on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 ArmyNavy Drive. All registered teams must have a representative at this meeting. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

Free summer baseball league Registration will continues through April 4 for a free youth baseball league at the James “Fuzzy” Johnson baseball complex on Mission 66. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 ArmyNavy Drive or at the Jackson Street Center. For information, call Roosevelt Brown Sr. at 601-630-6785 or Michael Jackson at 601-831-1897.

River City Rescue golf tournament From left, are Machia Lumpkin, third beam; Adrienne Eckstein first all-around; Taylor Chewning, second bars and floor, third vault and all-around; Zoe Jennings; Ashley

Jarratt, first beam; and Faith Kivett. Madison Wilkerson finished first in bars and floor and second in all-around.

The River City Rescue Mission will host its 13th annual golf tournament on April 29 at Vicksburg Country Club. The tournament is

a four-man scramble, with a 12:55 p.m. tee time. The entry fee is $100 per player and includes two mulligans, greens fee, golf cart, lunch, door prizes and an awards dinner. Registration is open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the day of the event, or by calling the VCC pro shop at 601-6368692; Earnie Hall at 601-6366602; or Gene Allen at 601636-5234.

Cannon Soccer Academy registration Registration for the March Cannon Soccer Academy is under way. The Academy is designed to be a supplement to weekly practices with a player’s current team and provide this training in a fun “soccer camp” environment. The Academy offers training sessions for boys and girls ages 6-8 and 9-12. The March schedule is Monday nights at 5:30 for the younger group and 6:30 for older group at the Bovina Complex on March 21 and 28. The cost is $30 for the month. For more information call Jay Madison 318-557-5311 or e-mail us at

Betty Aden memorial golf The first Betty Aden memorial golf tournament is scheduled for April 7 at Vicksburg Country Club at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 p.m., with shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and an awards luncheon following at 2 p.m. The format is a two women/ two men team scramble, flighted by combined team handicaps. Signup sheets are available at the Vicksburg Country Club.

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Clear Creek Ladies Golf Report The Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association held a recent tournament at Clear Creek Golf Course. Tied for first place in low putts was Pam Thomas and Alice Dortch. Karen Fournier, Libby Byrd and Shara Heusinger all tied for second. Third was Jane Hanks. Heusinger, Fournier and Dortch won the chip-in pot. Karen Fournier posted an eagle on hole No. 1, with Charlotte Christ and Emily Bonelli as witnesses.

Vicksburg YMCA teeball registration Registration is open for the Vicksburg YMCA’s teeball program. The league is open to children ages 4-6 and games will be held at the Pueks YMCA. Games start April 12 and registration is open until April 9. To register, visit the Purks YMCA, call 601-6381071, or visit

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Rue, 32, is the host of Shedding for the Wedding, the CW series in which overweight engaged couples compete to slim down and win a dream wedding. She was reluctant to take the job until she heard the show was by the producers of The Biggest Loser, one of her favorite programs. “It was also a nice ‘pay it forward,’ because I have been so lucky to be the Jenny Craig spokesperson and to have the support of that company behind me,” says the actress, who has lost more than 50 pounds.


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Rachel and Elizabeth Hoyt, of Platteville, Colo., work as a traveling farrier team, shoeing horses in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming.

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WITH A HAMMER in one hand and several nails pursed between her lips, Elizabeth “Eli” Hoyt, 43, crouches under a half-ton horse at a stable near Longmont, Colo. (pop. 71,093), and prepares to tack a metal shoe onto the animal’s left rear hoof. Men outnumber women “Good boy,” Hoyt mutters more than tenfold in the to Robby as she struggles to physically demanding balance the horse’s hind leg horseshoeing trade, says between her knees. Eric Nygaard, president After Hoyt attaches of the American Farrier’s Robby’s last horseshoe, Association, based in she turns the horse over to her daughter, Rachel, 14, Lexington, Ky. who smoothes and files the animal’s hooves and new shoes with a rasp. “It really is an ancient art,’’ says Eli, who has shoed more than 5,000 horses over the last 20 years. “Things change, but horses always need to be shoed.’’ The Hoyts work as a team during the summers and on weekends. Each morning after feeding their own horses in Platteville, Colo. (pop. 2,370), the Hoyts hop into a truck toting a trailer loaded with an anvil, hoof picks and trimmers, nail pullers and other tools of their trade. They travel to farms, stables and private residences in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming, performing equine pedicures with a woman’s touch. “She has a real way with my horses, a knack for knowing how to deal with them,’’ says Kevin Olson, 47, the owner of Robby and five other horses. A native of Houston, Texas, Eli became interested in the horseshoeing trade when she was 18. “I watched this guy shoeing horses in a rainstorm, with lightning crashing all around,” she recalls. “I said: ‘That’s so cool, I want to learn how to do it.’’’ Six months later she enrolled at Oklahoma Horseshoeing School in Purcell, and in 1990 she started her business Diamond E Horseshoeing in Colorado. Three years ago, Eli started teaching Rachel how to shoe a horse by prying off old shoes, removing dirt beneath and trimming the animal’s hooves, and shaping and securing new shoes.

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“I’d like to have been born 100 years ago, when people relied on horses for transportation,” Eli says. “But women couldn’t shoe horses back then. I was a novelty when I started, and it’s still a male-dominated profession.” Shoeing horses is dirty, difficult and dangerous work that requires long hours of bending, squatting and lifting, and exposes farriers to occasional outbursts from ill-tempered animals that bite or kick. Eli has had ribs broken, a foot smashed, and legs and arms deeply bruised by spooked and cantankerous horses. Eighteen years ago she was flown to a hospital by helicopter after a thundering hoof to the head knocked her out cold for several hours. “On her office door she has a sign that says: ‘Cowgirl Up,’’’ says Rachel, a high school honors student who plans to become a lawyer. “It means: ‘Put your big-girl pants on and deal with it.’ She’s very tough.’’ Despite the dangers and backbreaking labor, Eli can’t imagine working in another profession. She and her daughter typically shoe a horse in 30 minutes and perform about 50 equine pedicures a week. “It’s about production and numbers,’’ says Eli, who charges $75 to shoe a horse. “But mostly it’s about the horses. I go on vacation and before long, I’m saying: ‘I need a horse to work on.’’’ ★

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KICKING OFF a boogie-woogie version of “(Get Your Kicks

on) Route 66,” six keyboard players take turns pounding the ivories on two grand pianos before Asleep at the Wheel front man Ray Benson steers a stage full of musicians into a Big Band-style arrangement of the group’s signature song. Before the final note rings through the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, 37 current and former band members—including six fiddlers, five pedal steel players, a drummer, two bassists, three guitarists, four saxophonists, two trumpeters and a chorus of vocalists—have played improvised solos, provided the musical backbone and bellowed the lyrics to the 1946 rhythm & blues standard about the fabled American highway. “Their music gives me goose bumps,” says Carolyn Derington, 59, of Kingsland, Texas, who attended the band’s 40th anniversary reunion concert last November with her son, Tim Ellers, 37, and 2,000 other fans.

The concert chronicled the evolution of the pre-eminent Western swing band and featured appearances by former Texas Playboys singer Leon Rausch, 83, and Willie Nelson, 77, who was instrumental in bringing the group to Texas four decades ago. Asleep at the Wheel has been in the driver’s seat of Western swing since the band formed in 1970 and revitalized the musical genre popularized by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys in the 1930s and ’40s. During the last 40 years, the band has traveled millions of miles, played thousands of concerts, recorded more than two dozen albums,

performed in a critically acclaimed musical and attracted a new generation of fans to what Benson calls “jazz in a cowboy hat.” The band also has won nine Grammy awards, including six for Best Country Instrumental. “I repeat: six Grammys for instrumentals,” says Benson, 59, joking with the Austin audience. “I’m proud to say I’m the band’s lead singer.” Nevertheless, it’s Benson’s devotion to the band and Western swing that has kept Asleep at the Wheel rolling to more than a hundred shows across the nation each year. And, it’s his dominating 6-foot-7-inch presence in a cowboy hat // Current and former band members gathered for a reunion concert in Austin, Texas, last November.

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Musical roots While Western swing was born in the dance halls and honky-tonks of Texas and Oklahoma, Asleep at the Wheel got its start in the nightclubs of Paw Paw, W.Va. The band formed when Philadelphia-born guitar pickers Benson and Lucky Oceans met Vermont country boy and drummer Leroy Preston, and they discovered a shared interest in American roots music rather than their generation’s protest music. Free rent lured the talented but broke college dropouts to a farm in Paw Paw, where they pursued music in earnest and tried to live off the land. On weekends the trio played at the nearby Sportsmen’s and VFW clubs. “The locals loved seeing long-haired kids playing country music,” recalls Preston, 61. Hearing one Merle Haggard record hooked the band on Western swing, a musical style on the decline

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(Continued from page 8) “Western swing is like a potluck that everyone brings their own recipe to,” says former band member and steel guitar player Cindy Cashdollar, 55. While Asleep at the Wheel isn’t the only band that plays Western swing, it’s in the forefront, and Benson is the wagon master responsible for keeping the tour bus on the road. “Ray is the first person up and last one to bed, and he’s still enthusiastic,” says bassist David Sanger, 49, who joined the band when he was 25. Sanger’s wife, vocalist Elizabeth McQueen, 33, fiddler Jason Roberts, mem 35, and the newest band member,

piano player Dan Walton, 25, are evidence of younger musicians carrying on the band’s legacy. Walton sees the future for Western swing in his generation’s adoption of fashions and music from the past. “Ray says age doesn’t matter, referring to me and Leon [Rausch],” he says. “It’s about the music.” And with 40 years in the rearview mirror, Benson plans to keep the Wheel rolling to more than 120 shows from coast to coast this year. “I love to perform,” he says. “I’ll keep going as long as it’s fun.” ★

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ALABAMA—In 1892, Lily Flagg, a 950pound Jersey cow in Huntsville, earned national acclaim when she produced a record-breaking 1,047 pounds and threefourths of an ounce of butter for the year. ARKANSAS—Historian David Levering Lewis, born in 1936 in Little Rock, won two Pulitzer Prizes for biographies of civil rights activist and sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois. In 1994, he won for W.E.B. Du Bois:

Biography of a Race, 1868-1919, and in 2001 for W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century, 1919-1963. FLORIDA—Inscribed on the mausoleum of comic actor Jackie Gleason at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery in Miami is his signature catchphrase: “And Away We Go.” Gleason, who died in 1987, is best remembered for his role as Ralph Kramden on television’s The Honeymooners.

KENTUCKY—Baseball Hall of Fame member Harold Henry “Pee Wee” Reese, born in 1918 in Ekron (pop. 170), helped lead the Brooklyn Dodgers to seven National League pennants in the 1940s and 1950s and a World Series title in 1955. The shortstop took the lead in 1947 in supporting major league’s first black player, Jackie Robinson. LOUISIANA—The best-dressed sheriff’s departments in the nation are Vermilion Parish (pop. 53,807) and Roscommon County (Mich.), which tied for the top honor in 2010, presented by the North American Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors trade association. Vermilion’s uniforms are designed by Guidry’s Uniforms of Lafayette. The awards emphasize the importance of professional, neat, well-fitted and immediately identifiable uniforms in police, fire and other first-responder public safety programs. MISSISSIPPI—The state is believed to be the first to require civil rights lessons for students in public schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. The requirement was signed into law five years ago and becomes mandatory in the 2011-2012 school year. NORTH CAROLINA—Motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts delight in driving the mountainous Diamondback loop, or Highway 226A, with more than 190 curves in 12 miles. Switchbacks and runs of S-curves climb and twist from near Marion (pop. 4,943) to Little Switzerland in McDowell County (pop. 42,151) and Mitchell County (pop. 15,687). SOUTH CAROLINA—Walterboro (pop. 5,153), first spelled Walterborough, is named for brothers Paul and Jacob Walter, who helped establish the town as a summer retreat for planters in the 1780s. TENNESSEE—University of Tennessee-Knoxville students Aeron Glover and Kaliv Parker won $25,000 in the 2010 Movers & Changers competition, a national business contest sponsored by mtvU and the New York Stock Exchange. The students developed a website,, to help college students learn more about student housing around the world. VIRGINIA—Dubbed the Godmother of Civil Rights, Richmond native Dorothy Height led the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years and marched in the 1960s alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal died last year at age 98.

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COLORS INFLUENCE our moods, behavior and energy. If you’re renovating or redecorating the rooms in your home, it’s important to select the right colors for the walls and window treatments. “Often, there’s a disconnect between how you use the room and the subliminal messages you’re sending with the new color,” says Leslie Harrington, a color strategist in Old Greenwich, Conn. You can avoid this scenario by learning how to pick colors that set the right mood and energy level. Some responses to color are hardwired into the human brain. No matter who you are or where you live, Harrington says, “Red makes the heart beat faster and stimulates activity, and blue has the opposite effect.” Other color associations are learned. In our culture, Harrington notes, black is the color of mourning, but white has that distinction in China. In either case, “Color is one of the most immediate communicators of information,” she says. You might not be consciously aware of all the color messages around you, but your brain is picking up on them subconsciously.

how you want people to feel and behave there,” Harrington says. Armed with that information, you can pick a decorating palette that not only pleases the eye, but also sets the mood you want to create. In general, Harrington says, colors can be divided into two broad categories: warm and cool. Warm colors—reds, oranges and yellows— tend to be stimulating, energetic and active. Cool colors—blues, greens and violets—tend to be relaxing, low key and passive. If a desirable color seems bold for your taste, consider a darker or more subdued shade from the same family. For example, if you want to liven a room with red paint, but don’t want to live with fire engine red walls, try burgundy or rose to tone down the effect but still get a subtle energy boost. At the paint store, you’ll probably find 100 variations on the red theme. “The more vibrant and bright a red is, the more energetic and playful it will be,” Harrington says.

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A rainbow of rooms Ready to put these principles into practice? Sisters Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil, color design consultants in San Mateo, Calif., offer examples of how colors can be applied to create a spectrum of moods in different rooms: Living room. A warm, earthy red— think tomato or terra cotta—“can create a comfortable, cozy environment with a

grounded feeling,” Jennifer says. Dining room. “Dining rooms are all about whetting appetites and promoting conversation,” Jennifer notes. “The mouthwatering colors of ripened fruit stimulate the senses and keep energy levels high.” For casual family dining, she suggests a yellow-orange fruit hue, such as apricot or peach. Kitchen. “The kitchen is the activity center for the family,” Jennifer says. “A light and bright color like sunflower will make the room feel cheerful and energetic.” Child’s bedroom. For a color that works well in either a boy’s room or a girl’s room, Kitty suggests “a zesty spirited lime.” She says this vibrant shade of green promotes creativity and imagination. Bathroom. “Baths have always been about cleanliness, but they’re also about relaxation,” Kitty says. To turn your bath into a soothing retreat from everyday stress, she recommends a hue such as aqua, which conjures up the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Master bedroom. “For a tranquil bedroom that promotes a good night’s sleep, choose the purple-blues of nightfall,” Kitty says. For example, you might try amethyst-colored walls or bedding. Kitty says the most common color mistake is choosing barely tinted, almost-white hues, which can create a stark, impersonal look. So once you’ve chosen your colors, don’t be timid about using them. “Color is a way to express yourself and make a house feel like a home and not a hotel,” Kitty says. ★

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