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TODAY IN HISTORY 1685: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is born in Eisenach, Germany. 1907: U.S. Marines arrive in Honduras Johann Sebastian Bach to protect American lives and interests in the wake of political violence. 1965: More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. begin their march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. 2001: Space shuttle Discovery glides to a predawn touchdown, bringing home the first residents of the international space station.

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Spring, which officially began Sunday, was definitely in the air, in the gardens and on the bushes in Vicksburg during the weekend. Above, a vine of wisteria pops along Chickasaw Road; at right, a bearded iris stands at attention at Memorial Rose Garden on Monroe Street; and below, one of the first azaleas to bloom in the city is in its full glory near Riverfront Park.

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The Mississippi River rose a half of a foot overnight to 41.1 feet in Vicksburg this morning, and as crews moved the Kings Point Ferry to the Port of Vicksburg to wait out flooding forecast early next week. Service across the Yazoo Diversion Canal to Kings Point Island’s vast hunting grounds was suspended late Sunday and won’t be resumed until the river crests, Warren County Road Manager Richard Winans said. Models showing dry weather in the Lower Mississippi are keeping the crest forecast of 43 feet on March 29 “on track,” said Jeff Graschel, service hydrologist with the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center in Slidell, La. If it holds, the 43-foot level would be the third official flood in four years.

The Kings Point Ferry crosses the Yazoo River before being closed. Drain valves were shut last week in preparation for the rising water. Additional valves at City Front could be closed if conditions warrant, Vicksburg Sewer Department superSee Flood, Page A7.

Pentagon: Gadhafi forces are in disarray after assault By The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON — Coalition jets patrolled the no-fly zone over Libya today but launched no new strikes after scattering and isolating Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi’s forces with a weekend of punishing air attacks, Pentagon officials said. American military authorities were moving to hand control of the operation to its allies in the coalition, though no precise timetable for such a handoff has been specified. A cruise missile attack blasted Gadhafi’s residential compound late Sunday, hitting a military command and control center, two U.S.

officials said. It was the final strike launched over a weekend of ferocious air missions to destroy Libyan air defense and set up the Oil prices no-fly zone climb to approved $103 by the United Nations to protect civilians, they said on condition of anonymity because they were not yet authorized to speak on the record about the latest developments. A mix of coalition aircraft was enforcing the new zone and officials said they saw no indications that Gadhafi had tried to fly any of his

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Health care overhaul taking root in divided nation By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A year after President Barack Obama signed his health care overhaul, the law remains so divisive that Americans can’t even agree on what to call it. Even so, it is taking root in the land. Whether it grows is another matter. Polls show that about 1 in 8 Americans believe they have been personally helped, well before the main push to cover the uninsured scheduled for 2014. Still, issues of affordability and complexity guarantee ongoing problems, even if the Supreme Court upholds the landmark legislation that made health insurance both a right and a

responsibility. Supporters call it the Affordable Care Act, a shortened version of the official title Democrats gave their massive bill. It may be better known as “Obamacare,” the epithet used by Republicans seeking its demise. While Obama returns from Latin America on the signing anniversary Wednesday, administration officials will fan out across the country. Community commemorations that start today come as the health care battle moves to the states. Even states suing to nullify the law’s requirement that most Americans carry health insurance are proceeding with building See Health, Page A7.

The Thompson family found a conundrum because Emily, front, was born with a birth defect and Mary, back, is a breast cancer survivor.

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Devon Charleston, 13, son of Kristy Lalak, skates at the Art Park at Catfish Row on Sunday afternoon. Devon is among

Warren County man jailed for morning stabbing A Warren County man was in the Warren County Jail charged with aggravated assault in a stabbing early this morning, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Brandon Tilley, 22, 13950 U.S. 61 South, was treated at the scene after refusing to be taken to the hospital, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Bradley Smith, 20, 145 Bradford Drive, Lot 18, is accused in the attack at his home and was being held pending a court hearing and a continuing investigation, Pace said. At midmorning, county investigators remained at the home, using a warrant to search the home. A knife was recovered at the scene after the initial call. Bradford Drive is near Fisher Ferry and Nailor roads.

Edwards pair arrested in theft of vehicle An Edwards man and woman were arrested just after 4 Sunday morning and charged with conspiracy to commit auto theft, Vicksburg

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from staff reports police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Alexis McCullah, 26, 1168 O’Neill Drive, and Lorenzo Wilson, 22, 102 Edwards Drive, are accused of going with a third person to the Wingate by Wyndham hotel on South Frontage to steal a 1997 Saturn that belonged to a hotel employee, Stewart said. The Saturn was seen leaving the parking lot with a white Toyota Camry behind it. Hours later, a Warren County deputy saw the two cars and, after a short chase, got the Camry to stop on U.S. 80 just past the county line. “It was good work on the part of the deputies,” Sheriff Martin Pace said, because the deputy chasing the Saturn called off the pursuit for safety reasons due to heavy fog and his unfamiliarity with Smith Station Road in Hinds County. The Saturn was recovered at 10 that morning in Edwards. McCullah was released from the Warren County Jail

on a $15,000 bond at about 5 p.m. Sunday. Wilson was being held without bond pending an initial hearing. Police were still looking for the third person.

Vicksburg man jailed for cocaine possession A city man was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with cocaine possession, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Orlando Shorter, 32, 1205 China St., Apt. C4, was arrested at his home at 4:22 p.m. Sunday after police responded to a disturbance at the apartment. Shorter initially was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant, Stewart said. After being taken into custody, Shorter asked a police officer to get a phone out of a backpack in the apartment. When the officer opened it he found a plastic bag containing two ounces of cocaine, Stewart said. Shorter was being held without bond pending an initial hearing.

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A Shreveport man was in the Issaquena County Jail this morning charged with residential burglary in Louisiana, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Jerome Christmas, 41, 2531 Crestwell Ave., was arrested at the Greyhound bus station on South Frontage Road Friday night after police responded to a complaint of a suspicious person, Stewart said. After a background check on Christmas, police found the warrant. Christmas was being held without bond pending an extradition hearing.

Five burglaries were reported in the city over the weekend, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. • A 40-inch Toshiba flatscreen TV was reported missing from a home in the 2600 block of Drummond Street at 11:33 a.m. Friday. • At 1:30 p.m. Friday, $823 was reported missing from a 1992 Honda Accord parked in the 3300 block of Pemberton Square Boulevard. • At 8 a.m. Saturday, a purse valued at $20 and an iPod Touch valued at $200 were reported missing from a 2001 Saturn parked in the 3000 block of Indiana Avenue. • A Magnavox DVD player valued at $75, a 32-inch Colby TV valued at $375 and $15 were reported stolen from a home in the 800 block of Avenue C at 5:32 a.m. Sunday. • At 2:16 a.m. this morning, an Xbox 360 valued at $300 was reported stolen from a home in the $800 block of Speed Street.

Toyota missing from Mulberry Street A white 2001 Toyota Camry was reported stolen from the parking lot of LD’s Kitchen on Mulberry Street Friday night. The car has a Hinds County licence plate that reads HTA834. It is valued at $15,000.

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LAKE CHARLES (AP) — Six Southwest Louisiana residents have been cited for oyster violations on lower Calcasieu Lake. State Wildlife and Fisheries agents cited 52-year-old Jerell Dwayne Christopher, 71-year-old Carroll Henderson Laws and 53-year-old Waverly Evans Levere, all of Abbeville; 54-year-old Matthew Gaskins Jr. of Lake Charles; 18-yearold Hubern Ray Doxey Jr. of Cameron; and 21-year-old Angela Kay Trahan of Creole for unlawfully taking oysters from state water bottoms. Christopher was also cited for failing to display proper numbers on his oyster vessel. Doxey was also cited for taking undersized oysters from a natural reef. Officials said the suspects’ oyster boats were seen working a closed reef by agents in an aerial patrol. Agents seized 22 sacks of oysters and returned them to the water. They also seized the three vessels and dredges.

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Lent with gumbo served at 12:35 for $10; South and Monroe streets.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Tuesday: 9 a.m., computer class; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., oil painting and card games. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday, City Hall Annex; Karen Gamble, Vicksburg Post managing editor, to speak. Beulah Cemetery — African American Heritage video unveiling, 4 p.m. Wednesday, United Way conference room. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church room 102C; for those wanting to stop binge eating; 601-6380011.

Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday, 502 Dabney Ave.; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 601-636-1134. Alzheimer’s Caregivers — Support group, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Thursday; River Region West Campus conference room, 1111 N. Frontage Road; lunch RSVP to Cindy Widdig, 601-883-3288. Vicksburg Bengals — Youth football registration, 6-8 tonight-June 1, Warren Junior High field; 601-868-0598 or 601-636-5657. Dog Obedience Classes — Nine-week course, 3 months or older; registration, 7 p.m. March 28, City Park Pavilion (no dogs); 601-634-0199 or 601-456-9709 for information or to pre-register.

Jackson Audubon Society — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Eudora Welty Library, 300 N. State St. in Jackson; National Audubon Society MS River Initiative representative; www. jacksonaudubonsociety.org or 601-956-7444. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Erin Powell, Vicksburg Convention Center

sales and marketing, speaker. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Stacy Tennison, director for Center for Pregnancy Choices, speaker. North Vicksburg High Class of 1972 — Reunion meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday; Pizza Hut, Pemberton Boulevard; 601636-5033.

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Second child, 2, dies Jindal urges bipartisanship on redistricting from I-220 wreck injuries Louisiana legislature

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal urged bipartisanship to lawmakers who opened their once-adecade special session Sunday to redraw Louisiana’s political boundaries based on new population data. The redistricting will force some state lawmakers and two congressmen to run against each other if they want to keep their seats. In a short speech, the Republican governor told a joint House and Senate session that the state’s lawmakers have a tradition of working across party lines, and he pushed for that to continue. The GOP took the majority recently in both chambers for the first time since Reconstruction, but the Senate has a Democratic president, and the House has a Democratic chairman of the budget committee and Democratic chairman of the committee that will lead redistricting efforts. “This is a practice that confounds those in Washington, D.C., and other state capitols

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Gov. Bobby Jindal addresses members of the Louisiana Legislature in Baton Rouge Sunday. where they recognize themselves by their party affiliation first, rather than as Americans first,” Jindal said in his six-minute speech. The governor, whose role in the map redrawing is expected to be minimal, also said while the three-week redistricting

session could become divisive, lawmakers need to be ready to come back together to work on budget and other issues in a regular session that starts late next month. “At the end of this process, we will heal our wounds and we will come together again,”

said Jindal. Battles are brewing about district design after population shifts from Hurricane Katrina, a push for new minority-led districts, a reshuffling of residents to the Baton Rouge area and the need to shrink the congressional delegation by one member. Lawmakers are at odds about whether to redraw seats for the Louisiana Supreme Court and state appeals courts. “We’ve got two major paradigm shifts. You’ve got Republicans in the majority for the first time, and you’ve got dramatic population shifts in the New Orleans area. I expect it to be a little heated before it’s all over,” said Sen. Lydia Jackson, D-Shreveport. The Legislature will be reworking the political maps for the state House and Senate, the Public Service Commission, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the state’s U.S. House delegation and possibly the Louisiana Supreme Court and state appeals courts.

JACKSON — A 2-year-old girl injured in an accident that claimed another child’s life has died, authorities said. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said that Kendria Wells was gravely injured in Saturday’s accident on I-220 involving a Chevrolet Suburban carrying 10 children to a church function. The coroner said Wells died late Saturday night. Eight-month-old Trinity Wells was pronounced dead at the scene. The other eight children and Trinity Wells’ mother, 30-yearold Tanji Wells, were taken by ambulance to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Police said Kendria Wells was not the daughter of Tanji Wells, but they were related. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green said the SUV had a blowout.

Memphis-based firm to hire 100 in Tupelo

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tenn.-based company that disassembles jets and recycles the parts has announced plans to hire 100 employees for its new Tupelo location. Universal Asset Management announced on Saturday it is moving its disassembly and warehousing operations from Arkansas to Tupelo. The 100 jobs will be added during the next three years. The average salary is $45,000. Chief Operating Officer Keri Wright said hiring would start today. The company started its Mississippi journey by flying a Boeing 747 to Tupelo. Pilots began the trip from Japan Friday, with a stop in Anchorage, before touching down Saturday in front of an applauding crowd Steve Manley, CEO of the recycling company, was in the crowd. “We’re not used to this attention,” he said.

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State to use dredge material to rebuild marsh ViCkSburg PASCAGOULA (AP) — Proposed marsh restoration projects on the lower Escatawpa River and the northeast corner of Deer Island are the restart of a 2002 plan to use dredged material to nurture the coast’s ecosystem, said a Mississippi Department of Marine Resources official. “This is all about trying to capture as much dredged

material from as many projects as possible,” said George Ramseur of the department’s Office of Coastal Ecology. The program intends to have sites in all three coast counties where dredge material can be used to rebuild marsh instead of it being hauled away, he said. In some cases, dredged material has been dumped offshore

or into landfills, he said. Ramseur cited Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality studies that found that the state lost about 8,500 acres of marsh between 1950 and 1990. Another advantage is that using dredge material for such projects can be less expensive “than it is to basically throw it away,” he said.

Volunteers to set out 800 bags of mangrove seedlings VENICE, La. (AP) — Volunteers plan to set out 800 burlap bags filled with soil, inoculated with oil-eating bacteria and planted with mangrove seedlings and marsh grasses in an area hit hard by the Gulf

of Mexico oil spill. Today, about 30 volunteers will fill the bags at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service compound in Venice. Then Thursday, the same number will take boats for a 10-mile trip

into the Pass a Loutre Wildlife Management Area. The Restore the Earth Foundation, which is leading this trip, led volunteers in December to set out 400 bags of marsh grasses.

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THE VICKSBURG POST

EDITORIAL

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

JACK VIX SAYS: Moammar Gadhafi is a scary man.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The roof of the steamer John F. Allen is discovered afire, but the blaze is put out. • Engineer Frank Borgan is killed in a wreck on the riverside division of the LNOT railroad.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 The second scow for the Yazoo Canal work is launched here.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Mayor J.H. Woodruff goes up the Yazoo River. • J.H. Scott, weather observer, is in south Mississippi on business.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mayor J.J. Hayes returns from the levee meeting at St. Louis and reports the Brunswick levee loop will not be built this year. • Congressman J.W. Collier, Florian Yoste and Louis L. Herman speak before the Exchange Club.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Edgar Wilson, famed Mississippi journalist, is in the city. • The Dixie Petroleum oil well reaches a depth of 2,820 feet.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Lt. Joseph Siglio, stationed at Camp Livingston, La., is here on a brief visit. • Mrs. Ella Cunningham dies at her home on Main Street.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Laurin Fields and Jack Yelverton are DAR Citizenship Award winners, according to The Tattler. • Mrs. R.T. Lindley dies.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Albert Martin dies. • Norman E. Bragg announces as a candidate for alderman in the May municipal election. • Mr. and Mrs. Luther Mobley Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Geni Wilson, on March 22.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Warren Bennett Jr. announce the birth of a daughter, Brenda, on March 7. • Mrs. Ethel Baxter dies. • Mrs. Audrey Kinser, head of Warren Central High School’s Biology Department, is named Outstanding Biology Teacher in Mississippi.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Shannon Lee Tisdale celebrates her third birthday. • Warren Central pole vaulter Johnny Gray captures first place at the Warren Central “A” Club track meet with a jump measuring 12 feet, 6 inches.

OUR OPINION

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

Bullying

A second Vicksburg police officer is charged with misdemeanor assault in wake of an arrest after a stabbing. • Gov. Ray Mabus refuses to endorse a bill that requires a 24-hour waiting period for women who want an abortion. • Benjamin Moore Rowland celebrates his third birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001

Team effort needed to stop problem Once upon a time, parents encouraged their children to stand up to bullies. It wasn’t unusual for fathers to take their sons into the basement for boxing lessons at the first hint that a lunch- box tax had been imposed at school. The thinking was that bullies were less likely to pick on someone willing to stand up to them. Why? Because bullies followed the path of least resistance. In an era of social media, that’s all changed. Leaving school at the end of the day doesn’t mean leaving the bullies behind. With

the advent of the Internet, young people can be harassed by bullies over several media platforms 24/7. A spate of youth suicides in 2010 put a spotlight on bullying in general and on cyber-bullying in particular. Six Cabinet-level agencies are coordinating strategies with non-government players to stop it. Recently, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House conference on bullying. It was attended by parents, students, teachers and professionals who

favor prevention measures. ... The White House unveiled the Web site StopBullying.gov as part of its effort to confront the new face of bullying. The parents of young Americans who committed suicide rather than live with the harassment testified to their loss, and offered suggestions about detecting and stopping abuse. The days of handling bullies one-on-one is gone. The White House understands that as bullies use technology to inflict cruelty these days, the rest of us have to step up our game, too.

Legendary Vicksburg barber Pete Franco dies. • Vicksburg High’s Erin Morrison and doubles partner Beth Thomas win a three-setter over Greenville. • Matthew Phan, 13, wins three grand championships in the second-degree black belt category at a New Orleans tournament.

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

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Remapping district lines sets tone for coming decade To hear some people tell it, Mississippi’s legislative redistricting process is one step toward a fiery political Apocalypse. Legislators are trying to draw new district lines to reflect population changes revealed by the 2010 Census, including growth in DeSoto County just south of Memphis and loss of population in economically struggling parts of the Delta. Republicans accuse Democrats of seeking unfair partisan advantage to hold onto the top leadership post in the 122-member House. Some Democrats accuse Republicans of unfairly trying to maintain or even broaden the GOP majority in the 52-member Senate — although that criticism has not been as loud. Redistricting carries high political stakes because the party controlling each chamber will set the tone for policy debates during the coming decade, on everything from school funding to economic development. Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, who’s running for governor this

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Redistricting carries high political stakes because the party controlling each chamber will set the tone for policy debates during the coming decade.

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year, said of redistricting: “This is the most important vote we will take for the next 10 years.” Many outside the Capitol might scoff, but Bryant’s assessment might not be much of an exaggeration. If Democrats can maintain something at or near their current 69-53 advantage over Republicans in the House, they’re almost certain to maintain the chamber’s top job. The House speaker is elected by House members. As presiding officer, the speaker appoints committee chairmen — a critical decision that can determine whether cer-

tain bills eventually live or die, because chairmen control the fate of legislation. The current speaker, Democrat Billy McCoy of Rienzi, hasn’t said whether he’s seeking a ninth four-year term in the House and, if so, whether he’s seeking a third term as speaker. Republicans tried to oust McCoy as speaker at the beginning of this term, and they paid a heavy price: McCoy didn’t appoint a single Republican to chair a committee. McCoy did appoint a record number of black Democrats as committee chairmen — a standard practice of rewarding political allies.

A conservative website that aims to oust McCoy is run by Starkville resident Ricky Bishop and Pascagoula City Councilman Frank Corder. The site, www. firemccoy.com, is modeled after the GOP’s “Fire Pelosi” slogan that targeted then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in 2010. “Under the reign of Billy McCoy there’s no such thing as true bipartisanship in Jackson,” the firemccoy.com site reads. “Partisan politics is the name of the game for McCoy where if you aren’t a member of the Speaker’s band of liberal merry men you are intentionally kept out of the loop.” Sen. Hillman Frazier, D-Jackson, said this past week that Mississippi has a long and unpleasant history of people using racial code words to advance their own political agendas. Frazier, who is black, told his Senate colleagues that demagogues used “the N word” in the old days, later switching to phrases like “ultra liberal” to criticize white politicians they saw as too friendly to

black people. Frazier said “Billy McCoy” is becoming such a code phrase among some groups in the redistricting debate, and that’s very unfair. Frazier said McCoy has worked for decades to advance education and improve highways, helping all races. “Billy McCoy is a decent individual,” Frazier said. “I hate to see him demonized in this process.” The NAACP has filed a lawsuit in federal court to try to block elections in the current legislative districts that have been used for most of the past decade, saying the districts are not balanced by population. With just under two weeks remaining in the 2011 legislative session, it’s not at all clear whether lawmakers will finish drawing new districts in time for this year’s round of state elections. •

Emily Wagster-Pettus lives in Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.


Monday, March 21, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

About 35 arrested at rally for WikiLeaks suspect Manning jailed at Quantico brig TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — Wearing T-shirts and carrying signs bearing the smiling image of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, hundreds of people rallied Sunday outside the base where he’s being detained on charges of providing classified data to WikiLeaks. About 35 people were arrested by police in riot gear after they refused to vacate an intersection in front of the entrance to Marine Corps Base Quantico. The rally was held along with more than two dozen others around the world to protest Manning’s detention in Quantico’s brig. Manning is held alone in his cell for all but an hour a day. At night, his clothes are taken and he is given a suicide-proof smock to wear to bed. Manning’s lawyer has repeatedly complained that Manning’s strict confinement conditions are punitive, a charge the military has denied.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Daniel Ellsberg, left, the former military analyst who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon Papers, is processed by Virginia State troopers following his arrest after a Sunday rally near Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The military maintains that Manning’s treatment complies with U.S. law and military regulations, and it has said that some of the conditions are needed to prevent him from harming himself. He faces nearly two dozen charges, including aiding the enemy, a

crime that can bring the death penalty or life in prison. Army prosecutors, however, have told Manning’s lawyers that they will not recommend the death penalty. David House, a friend who has visited Manning about 15 times since September, told

the protesters that Manning appreciated their support. “It’s stuff like this that gives Bradley hope,” House said. “When Pfc. Bradley I go in there, Manning look him in the eyes and say, ‘Bradley, there are people on the outside that support you,’ his eyes light up.” Daniel Ellsberg, a Manning supporter who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, was one of the protesters arrested Sunday. Officers handcuffed some protesters and led them away after they refused to leave U.S. Route 1 in front of the base. Short scuffles ensued as dozens of officers attempted to push the protesters, some of whom were seated on the pavement, away from the intersection. Many sat beneath a yellow banner that read, “Caution: Whistleblower Torture Zone.”

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AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA in $39B cash-and-stock deal NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. said Sunday it will buy T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom AG in a cash-andstock deal valued at $39 billion that would make it the largest cellphone company in the United States. The deal would reduce the number of wireless carriers with national coverage from four to three, and is sure to face close regulatory scrutiny. It also removes a potential partner for Sprint Nextel Corp., the struggling No. 3 carrier, which had been in talks to combine with T-Mobile USA, according to Wall Street Journal reports. AT&T is now the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and T-Mobile USA is the fourth largest. The acquisition would give AT&T 129 million subscribers, vaulting it past Verizon Wireless’ 102 million. The combined company would serve about 43 percent

of U.S. cellphones. For T-Mobile USA’s 33.7 million subscribers, the news doesn’t immediately change anything. Because of the long regulatory process, AT&T expects the acquisition to take a year to close. But when and if it closes, T-Mobile USA customers would get access to AT&T’s phone line-up, including the iPhone. The effect of reduced competition in the cellphone industry is harder to fathom. Public interest group Public Knowledge said that eliminating one of the four national phone carriers would be “unthinkable.” “We know the results of arrangements like this — higher prices, fewer choices, less innovation,” said Public Knowledge president Gigi Sohn, in a statement. T-Mobile has relatively cheap service plans compared with AT&T.

FIGHTING FUELS CLIMB

Oil jumps to $103 as allied coalition bombs Libya By The Associated Press Oil prices jumped to above $103 a barrel today after Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi vowed a “long war” amid a second night of allied military strikes on the OPEC nation. A coalition of the U.S., France, U.K. and other nations bombed tanks and anti-aircraft sites Sunday and deterred Libyan fighter jets from flying. Gadhafi said he would not resign and pledged to continue to attack the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Fierce fighting during the last month has already shut down most of Libya’s 1.6 million barrels per day of crude output. Investors are now concerned international intervention could extend the conflict and keep Libya’s oil produc-

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A coalition of the U.S., France, U.K. and other nations bombed tanks and antiaircraft sites Sunday and deterred Libyan fighter jets from flying. Moammar Gadhafi said he would not resign and pledged to continue to attack the eastern rebel stronghold of Benghazi. tion out of the market longer than previously estimated. “The regime in Tripoli shows no sign of giving up,” Capital Economics said in a report. “The prolonged loss of Libyan oil could push prices all the way up to the highs above $140 seen in 2008.” Gadhafi also warned that Western powers would not get Libya’s oil, suggesting his forces may sabotage crude installations. Some traders worry a cornered Gadhafi could lash out in a last stand that disrupts regional tanker shipments. “A ‘scorched earth’ response

from Gadhafi could cause disruptions to ships traveling the Mediterranean,” energy consultant The Schork Report said. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up $2.12 to $103.19 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 35 cents to settle at $101.07 per barrel Friday. In London, the May contract for Brent crude was up $2.14 at $116.07 a barrel on the ICE futures exchange. While equity markets were boosted today by hopes that

Japan was making progress in bringing under control radiation leaks at its Fukushima nuclear power plant, analysts said concerns about lower energy demand from the world’s third-largest economy would keep a ceiling over oil prices. “The Japanese nuclear disaster seems to be coming to a close at an excruciatingly slow pace, meaning that the Japanese economic recovery will likely be slow and torturous,” said Edward Meir at MF Global in New York, adding that the situation “will continue to exert a drag

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Libya Continued from Page A1. planes. They were unaware of any strikes on Gadhafi ground forces today. Gadhafi is not a target of the campaign, a senior military official said Sunday, but he could not guarantee the Libyan leader’s safety. Congressional Republicans, meanwhile, say they want the Obama administration to answer questions about what the U.S. mission is in Libya, how it will be accomplished and how long the U.S. will be involved. Navy Vice Adm. William E. Gortney, staff director for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon news conference there is no evidence civilians in Libya have been harmed in the air assault, code named Odyssey Dawn. Gortney also said no allied planes have been lost and all pilots have returned safely from missions that used stealth B-2 bombers, jet fighters, more than 120 Tomahawk cruise missiles and other high-tech weapons. “We judge these strikes to have been very effective in significantly degrading the regime’s air defense capability,” Gortney said. “We believe his forces are under significant stress and suffering from both isolation and a good deal of confusion.” Gortney did not rule out the possibility of further attacks aimed at preventing Gadhafi from attacking civilians in Libya and enforcing the no-fly zone. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the U.S. expects to turn control of the mission over to a coalition — probably headed either by the French and British or by NATO — “in a matter of days.” Late Sunday, however, NATO’s top decision-making body failed to agree on a plan to enforce the no-fly zone over Libya, though it did approve a military plan to implement a U.N. arms embargo. On Saturday night, three Air Force B-2s, launched from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, dropped precision munitions on an airfield near the city of Misurata, destroying hardened military aircraft shelters while avoiding commercial structures nearby. A military official said the B-2s flew 25 hours in a round trip from Whiteman and dropped 45 2,000-pound bombs. And fifteen Air Force and Marine Corps aircraft, along with jets from France and Great Britain, hit a heavy

infantry unit advancing on the rebel capital Benghazi. “To protect the Libyan people, we took them under attack,” Gortney said. Gortney said the coalition had control of the air space between Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya’s capital. “The no-fly zone is effectively in place,” he said. “Anything that does fly that we detect, we will engage.” Inside Gadhafi’s Tripoli compound, an administration post was badly damaged late Sunday. An Associated Press photographer at the scene said half of the round, threestory building was knocked down. Gadhafi and his residence are not on a list of targets to be hit by coalition aircraft, Gortney said. But Gadhafi won’t be safe “if he happens to be at a place, if he is inspecting a surface-toair missile site and we don’t have any idea that he’s there or not,” Gortney said. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the goals of the operation are to protect civilians from further violence by pro-Gadhafi forces, while enabling the flow of humanitarian relief supplies. But it was unclear how long the military effort would continue or on what scale. That uncertainty led to criticism. House Speaker John Boehner said the Obama administration “has a responsibility to define for the American people, the Congress and our troops what the mission in Libya is” and how it will be accomplished. Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Obama needs to tell the American public “to what extent military force will be used and for how long.” Army Gen. Carter Ham, the top officer at U.S. Africa Command, is in control of the operation. But the U.S., which is heavily engaged in Afghanistan and still has troops in Iraq, is working to transfer command to another member of the coalition. Gortney did not provide details. The U.S. role would shift to mostly providing support with aerial refueling tankers and electronic warfare aircraft that can jam or monitor enemy communications — assets others don’t have. As of Sunday, members of the coalition included the U.S., Britain, France, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Qatar. More are expected to join, but Gortney said those countries, and not the U.S., would make that announcement.

Health Continued from Page A1. blocks of the new system. Families, small businesses and seniors are starting to feel the impact of dozens of insurance changes already in place. Interviews with people affected reveal it’s not always clear-cut. In small-town Circleville, N.Y., Patti Schley says the law has made a dramatic difference. Her daughter Megan, 23, was out of college, going without insurance as she tried to launch a wedding photography business. Last summer Megan started getting sick and rapidly lost weight. Doctors diagnosed a serious digestive system disorder that would make her uninsurable. But her parents were able to get her into a high-risk insurance pool created under the law, and this year Megan signed up for her father’s workplace plan, under a provision extending coverage for adult children up to age 26. “As a mother of a sick child, you are concerned whether your kid is 4 or 24,” said Schley, an office administrator. “We couldn’t wait for this to kick in.” Things are working out for the Schleys, but the highrisk pools that provided the initial lifeline for Megan are faltering. Nationally, the latest count shows fewer than 12,500 people signed up, mainly because of waiting periods and high premiums. Another mom with an uninsured daughter ran into a Catch-22 that illustrates the law’s complexity. Mary Thompson of Overland Park, Kan., was sure the law would finally let them get 11-year-old Emily on the family’s health insurance. Insurers had repeatedly

rejected Emily due to a birth defect of the spine, surgically corrected when she was an infant. The law requires insurers to accept children regardless of pre-existing health problems, a safeguard that will extend to people of all ages in 2014. But because Emily’s father is self-employed and the family buys its own coverage, things didn’t work out as expected. Certain “grandfathered” plans selling individual coverage are exempt from the law’s requirement to cover kids. The Thompsons’ plan was one. That meant they would have to apply for a whole new policy, and the mother, a breast cancer survivor, was unlikely to be accepted. “We would have had to start over with me — and I can’t start over,” said Thompson. A social worker helped get Emily into Medicaid. In neighboring Missouri, an insurance company’s campaign to get small businesses to sign up by taking advantage of new tax breaks has yielded mixed results. One of the chief promoters of the idea is Ron Rowe, an executive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. With some 150 previously uninsured businesses offering new coverage, his company’s efforts earned the praise of Obama administration officials. But Rowe says many business owners found the math didn’t work for them. “The longer this has been out in the marketplace, the less appealing it’s been to small-business owners,” he said. A typical employee with 10 workers would have to pay about $31,000 a year for health insurance and recover

A7 only 10 percent to 15 percent of that through the new tax credit. Rowe says his company is getting more interest from business owners by offering a cap on rate increases. No group is more sensitive to medical costs than senior citizens, whose votes are also critical to Democrats’ chances in the 2012 presidential election. So far, alarms that Medicare cuts would compromise their care have not been borne out. But Democratic lawmakers engineered the cuts to take effect gradually, while new Medicare benefits are being provided up front. Topping the list this year is a 50 percent price cut on brand-name prescriptions for Medicare recipients who fall into the coverage gap called the “doughnut hole.” Daniel Wisniewski, a retired truck driver from Staten Island, N.Y., reckons that will reduce the price of one of his heart drugs from $234.99 a month to around $117. “I’m not much on politics, but I feel that that’s got to help me,” said Wisniewski, 69. “I worked and paid into Social Security for 55 years. When I was a kid I used to wash dishes in a bakery after school.” Republicans say such gains will be temporary. For families, “any marginal benefits from this law are far outweighed by the heavyhanded intervention in their health care by Washington bureaucrats,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. One of the principal authors of the bill, Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana, says he laments not devoting more attention to cost control up front as lawmakers worked to expand coverage. “It gave detractors an opening,” he said.

Flood Continued from Page A1. visor Willie McCroy said this morning. Barric ades to block water in the city’s floodwall openings also could be closed. Low-lying Chickasaw, Long Lake, Laney Camp and Ziegler roads have been closed. Jackson Lane, which dead-ends into undeveloped brush west of rail tracks in Kings, begins to flood at 43 feet. Flood-prone roads south of the city around LeTourneau Technologies remained dry. Levels on the river side of the Steele Bayou Water Control Structure on Mississippi 465 stood at 88.9 feet, up six-

Mississippi River Today’s stage: 41.1 24-hour change: 0.5 Crest forecast: 43 feet on March 29 Flood stage: 43 feet

By the numbers Peak water stages during recent and benchmark years when the Mississippi

River neared or topped flood stage of 43 feet at Vicksburg: • May 26, 2010 . . . . . . 42.8 • May 27, 2009 . . . . . . 47.5 • April 19, 2008 . . . . . 50.9 • Jan. 31 2005 . . . . . . 44.5 • May 29, 2003 . . . . . . 43.0 • June 3, 2002 . . . . . . 45.4 • May 14, 1998 . . . . . . 43.6 • March 22, 1997 . . . . 49.1 • May 27, 1983 . . . . . . 49.3 • May 13. 1973 . . . . . . 51.6

tenths of a foot. The land side held level at 85.4 feet. Crests are expected Wednesday on the land side near 86 feet

and 91 feet on the river side March 29. Low-lying crops go under at about 86 feet.

Lee Seid of Baldwyn; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon Tuesday until the service. Pallbearers will be Allan

Rymer, Austin Russum, Mathew Pettway, J.J. Russum, Trey Martin, Lester Pettway and Derrick Fields. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven William Melton, Austin Lee Seid, Justin William Bell, Hanna Parker, Riley Martin, Kinsely Parker, Treyce Parker and Kasten Parker.

deaths Charles W. Brasfeild Charles W. Brasfeild died Friday, March 18, 2011, at his home. He was 93. Born in Monroe County, Miss., he was the son of the late Charlie L. Brasfeild and Estelle Carson Brasfeild. Mr. Brasfeild had been a resident of Vicksburg since 1930 and was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School. He served in World War II, the Korean Conflict and retired from the Army Reserve in 1968 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer W-4. Mr. Brasfeild was a hydraulics engineering technician with the Waterways Experiment Station, retiring in 1973 with 38 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 3, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2572, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans-Vicksburg Chapter No. 22 and the Elks Lodge BPOE No. 95. Mr. Brasfeild was a member of the Warren County Hunting and Fishing Club, where he served as president for a number of years. He was inducted into the Waterways Experiment Station Gallery of Distinguished Civilian Employees in 1992. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Henrietta Green Brasfeild; two daughters, Elizabeth L. “Herbie” Morin of Pensacola, Fla., and Mar-

garet “Peggy” Wright of Vicksburg; a son, Charles W. “Rusty” Brasfeild Jr. (Rebecca) of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-grandchild; and a brother, Edgar W. Brasfeild of Brandon; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Frances Turner and Corrie Findley; and four brothers, Joe A. Brasfeild, Louis C. Brasfeild, John W. Brasfeild and Earl H. Brasfeild. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:30 at Riles Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to charities of choice.

David Richard Melton David Richard Melton died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at his home. He was 54. Born in Texas, Mr. Melton had been a resident of Vicksburg and Redwood most of his life. He was a retired tankerman for Smith and Big River towing companies. He attended Bovina Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Loura Melton; his stepmother, Dot Melton; a grandson, Jerry Johnson; his grandparents, Claude and Velma Melton and Cecil and Edna Stone; and nieces and nephews.

Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Minshall, Jennifer Melton and Ashley Randolph, all of Baxter, Tenn.; his father, William Russell Melton of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jimmy William Melton and Ben Foley, both of Vicksburg; four sisters, Alice Bell and Sandra Pettway, both of Vicksburg, Lois Martin of Redwood and

PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT

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Mostly clear tonight, lows in the lower 60s; mostly sunny Tuesday, 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 tuesday-wednesday Mostly cloudy until midWednesday morning; lows in the 60s; highs in the 80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the lower 60s tuesday-wednesday Mostly cloudy until midWednesday morning; lows in the 60s; highs in the 80s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 82º Low/past 24 hours............... 58º Average temperature......... 70º Normal this date................... 59º Record low....27º before 1886 Record high............85º in 1907 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......3.99 inches Normal/year........ 14.32 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 8:05 A.M. Most active................. 1:50 P.M. Active............................. 8:34 P.M. Most active.................. 2:19 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:14 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:15 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:05

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 41.1 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 14.5 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.1 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16..8 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 7.5 | Change: -1.6 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 21.1 | Change:-5.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.5 River....................................88.9

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 52.4 Wednesday........................... 52.2 Thursday................................ 51.9 Memphis Tuesday.................................. 37.0 Wednesday........................... 37.0 Thursday................................ 36.8 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 48.0 Wednesday........................... 48.3 Thursday................................ 48.6 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 41.6 Wednesday........................... 42.0 Thursday................................ 42.2


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Smoking reactor units stall work at Japan nuke plant FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Gray smoke rose from two reactor units today, temporarily stalling critical work to reconnect power lines and restore cooling systems to stabilize Japan’s radiation-leaking nuclear complex. Workers are racing to bring the nuclear plant under control, but the process is proceeding in fits and starts, stalled by incidents like the smoke and by the need to work methodically to make sure wiring, pumps and other machinery can be safely switched on. What caused the smoke to billow first from Unit 3 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and later from Unit 2 is under investigation, nuclear safety agency officials said. Still, in the days since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami wrecked the plant’s cooling systems, both reactors have overheated and seen explosions. Workers were evacuated from the area to buildings nearby, though radiation levels remained steady, the

Quake stressed Tokyo-area fault

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Firefighters pray today after searching through rubble in northern Japan. officials said. Problems set off by the disasters have ranged far beyond the devastated northeast coast and the wrecked nuclear plant, handing the government what it has called Japan’s worst crisis since World War II. Rebuilding the northeast coast may cost as much as $235 billion. Police estimate the death

toll will surpass 18,000. Traces of radiation are tainting vegetables and some water supplies, although in amounts the government and health experts say do not pose a risk to human health in the shortterm. “Please do not overreact, and act calmly,” said Chief Cabinet spokesman Yukio Edano in

the government’s latest appeal to ease public concerns. “Even if you eat contaminated vegetables several times, it will not harm your health at all.” Edano said Fukushima’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., would compensate farmers affected by bans on the sale of raw milk, spinach and canola.

Support wanes for U.S.-backed Yemeni leader SANAA, Yemen — Rival tanks deployed in the streets of Yemen’s capital today after three senior army commanders defected to a movement calling for the ouster of the U.S.-backed president, leaving him with virtually no support among the country’s most powerful institutions. Maj. Gen. Ali Mohsen alAhmar, commander of the army’s powerful 1st Armored Division, was the most senior of the three commanders to join the opposition. He announced his defection in a message delivered by a close aide to protest leaders at the Sanaa square that has become the epicenter of their movement. Some of the tanks deployed in the Sanaa square where protesters have been camping out to call for the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, whose forces opened fire from rooftops and killed more 40 demonstrators Friday. Saleh, who has cooperated closely with a U.S.-backed offensive against his nation’s branch of al-Qaida, looked to be far closer to what analysts increasingly have called inevitable: a choice between stepping down after 32 years in power or waging a violent campaign against his opponents.

Iran reason for strife, Bahraini king says MANAMA, Bahrain — Bahrain’s king blamed a foreign plot for his nation’s

Egyptians approve constitution changes

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A Yemeni girl reacts during a funeral procession for antigovernment protesters in Sanaa Sunday.

WORLD

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS weeks-long unrest, using veiled language today to accuse Iran of instigating an uprising by the Shiite majority in the Sunni-ruled island kingdom. The Bahrain opposition’s main demand is for a constitutional monarchy that would keep the royal family in power but would let people elect a government. Inspired by mass protests in Tunisia and Egypt that toppled the two countries’ presidents, it rejects accusations of influence by the Shiite powerhouse across the Persian Gulf. “We don’t want Iranians to come. We don’t want a big problem in this small country,” senior opposition leader

Ali Salman said Sunday, adding that the solution to the country’s crisis has to come from its people. The king declared a threemonth emergency rule and invited armies from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Sunniruled Gulf states to help quell unrest in Bahrain, the home of U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa praised the Saudiled force and said, “Bahrain is bigger and stronger today than ever.” “I here announce the failure of the fomented subversive plot against security and stability,” the king was quoted as saying by staterun Bahrain News Agency. The king spoke to the commander of the Saudi-led force and said its troops give Bahrain strength and confidence.

CAIRO — Egyptian voters overwhelmingly approved changes in the constitution, opening the way for parliamentary and presidential elections within months, according to final results from a landmark referendum announced Sunday. Opponents fear the swift timetable could boost the fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood and members of the former ruling party. The Brotherhood had campaigned heavily for a “yes” vote in the referendum. Critics say that since it and the former ruling party are the best organized political forces in the country, they stand to gain the most in an early election — which will bring in Egypt’s first democratically elected government to replace the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak. The results are likely to open a frenzied campaign season, with liberal prodemocracy forces scrambling to put together political parties to contest the upcoming races. Elections commission chief Ahmed Attiya said 41 percent of 45 million eligible voters cast ballots in Saturday’s referendum. More than 14 million — 77.2 percent — voted in favor, with around 4 million — 22.8 percent — opposed.

‘As two nations who have struggled over many generations to perfect our own democracies, the United States and Brazil know that the future of the Arab world will be determined by its people.’ PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The monster quake that hit northeastern Japan altered the earth’s surface, geologists say, loading stress onto a different segment of the fault line much closer to Tokyo. Experts are quick to point out that this doesn’t mean a powerful quake is necessarily about to strike the Japanese capital. Even if it did, the structure of the tectonic plates and fault lines around the city makes it unlikely that Tokyo would be hit by a quake anywhere near the intensity of the 9.0-magnitude one that struck March 11, said Roger Musson of the British Geological Survey But, given the vast population — the Tokyo area is home to 39 million people — any strong temblor could be devastating. “Even if you’ve got, let’s

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SPORTS MONDAY, MARCH 21. 2011 • SE C TI O N B PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B6

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NCAA TOURNAMENT

Big East goes bust in NCAA tourney

Tide rises over Rebels

By Eddie Pells AP national writer

Alabama takes the rubber game over Ole Miss, while Mississippi State and Southern Miss were winners on Sunday. College baseball roundup/B3

ON TV 6 p.m. ESPN2 - The good news for Marquette is that the Golden Eagles advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The bad news is their second round opponent, top seed Tennessee, is 22-0 in second-round games and is playing at home, where the Lady Vols have won 35 straight.

WHO’S HOT BOWEN WOODSON

Former Vicksburg and Tulane baseball player hit a sacrifice fly that drove in the winning run in a 7-6 win over New Orleans on Sunday.

SIDELINES Texas Tech hires Billy Gillispie

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech hired Billy Gillispie as the new men’s basketball coach, two seasons after he was fired at Kentucky. Gillispie will be introduced Wednesday at a news conference, school athletics spokesman Blayne Beal said Sunday. Gillispie replaces Pat Knight, who was fired this month. In 2009, Kentucky fired Gillispie after the Wildcats went 40-27 in his two seasons and missed the NCAA tournament for the first time in 17 years. He agreed to a five-year contract, according to a statement released by the school. “I can’t wait to get started,” Gillispie said in the statement. “Texas Tech is a great school that is located in a great community and is part of one of the toughest conferences in the country.” Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt, who interviewed Gillispie in Florida on Wednesday, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he and Gillispie talked at length the past two weeks. They discussed Gillispie’s arrest on drunken driving charges a few months after Kentucky fired him. He said Gillispie is remorseful for his mistakes

LOTTERY Pick 3: 1-4-5 Pick 4: 3-3-8-9 Weekly results: B2

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Marquette’s Joseph Fulce, left, and Dwight Buycks celebrate a 66-62 win over Syracuse in an East regional third-round game Sunday. Marquette advances to the Sweet 16.

Sweet 16 time is here

Arizona, Florida State and Virginia Commonwealth pull big upsets By The Associated Press Derrick Williams’ threepoint play with 9.6 seconds remaining lifted Arizona to a 70-69 win over Texas in the third round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday. The fifth-seeded Wildcats (29-7) led by as many as 13 in the first half and were up for most of the game before J’Covan Brown’s jumper put the No. 4 seed Longhorns ahead 69-67. Williams misfired on a tying attempt with 14.5 seconds remaining, but Texas (28-8) was called for a

East Region Sunday’s Games

UNC 86, Washington 83 Ohio St. 98, George Mason 66 Marquette 66, Syracuse 62

Regional Semifinals Friday’s Games

Ohio State vs. Kentucky North Carolina vs. Marquette

five-second violation on the inbounds play to give Arizona one more chance. Replays appeared to show the call came before the count reached five — as a Texas player tried to call timeout. Williams took advantage, slipping to the baseline on a pick-and-roll and taking the pass from Kyle Fogg. His shot banked in to tie the game, and his free throw put the Wildcats into the regional semifinals in their return to the NCAA Tournament. Last year’s absence snapped a

25-year streak. Arizona will play topseeded Duke on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif. Brown had one final chance for the Longhorns, driving the length of the court and into the lane. But he was met by a trio of Arizona defenders, including Williams, and his wild shot went high and missed. Time expired during the battle for the rebound.

Florida State 71, Notre Dame 57 Bernard James scored 14

Southeast Region Southwest Region Saturday’s Games

Butler 71, Pittsburgh 70 Florida 73, UCLA 65 BYU 89, Gonzaga 67 Wisconsin 70, Kansas State 65

Regional Semifinals Thursday’s Games

Butler vs. Wisconsin Florida vs. BYU

Sunday’s Games

VCU 94, Purdue 76 Florida State 71, Notre Dame 57 Kansas 73, Illinois 59

Regional Semifinals Friday’s Games

Kansas vs. Richmond Florida State vs. VCU

points, Michael Snaer added 13 and Florida State showed there’s more to its game than defense with a upset of second-seeded Notre Dame that put the Seminoles in the regional semifinals for the first time since 1993. It was an impressive effort by the 10th-seeded Seminoles, who had four players in double figures and went 9 of 19 from 3-point range. Florida State (23-10) now faces upstart Virginia Commonwealth in the SouthSee NCAA, Page B1.

The Big East was a bust. The Jimmer lived up to the hype. There are plenty of 10s, 11s and 12s left in the bracket, along with a handful of talented freshmen and a few familiar faces from Tobacco Road. The second week of the NCAA Tournament will be sprinkled with the typical blend of favorites and underdogs, the familiar and the obscure, with a notable lack of Big East flavor in that mix. The conference that placed a record 11 teams into the 64-team field ended up with only two among the last 16. “The Big East is overrated and after Notre Dame loses tonight, it’s just going to be another feather in my cap,” said opinionated analyst Charles Barkley, a few minutes before the second-seeded Irish took the court against No. 10 Florida State. Notre Dame lost 71-57. Joining FSU among the double digits were a pair of No. 11 seeds, Marquette and Virginia Commonwealth. Marquette defeated Big East rival Syracuse to set up a meeting with North Carolina. VCU will play Florida State in the first 10 vs. 11 matchup in tournament history. See Sweet 16, Page B1.

West Region Sunday’s Games

Duke 73, Michigan 71 Arizona 70, Texas 69 Regional Semifinals

Regional Semifinals Thursday’s Games

Duke vs. Arizona San Diego St. vs. UConn

On B2 • Complete schedule • Conference results

On B3 • Women’s NCAA roundup

NASCAR

How sweep it is for Busch By The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Busch saw Carl Edwards closing in on his rear bumper and waited for the move that might have knocked him out of the lead. It never came. Edwards passed on his best chance to take the win away from Busch on Sunday, and Busch sailed off to his fifth consecutive win at Bristol Motor Speedway. Busch won both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races this weekend, and has won the past five NASCAR events at Bristol dating back to a three-race sweep last August. Had Edwards given Busch his best shot, it might have ended differently. “When he got to me that one time, I’m like ‘Oh, man. That was your shot. Nice try. You didn’t get it done,’ “ Busch smiled.

Busch then focused on pulling far enough away to ensure Edwards didn’t get a second chance. Edwards, who is still seeking payback from an incident last month at Phoenix that he believed cost him a race-winning car, regretted playing it so safe. “I thought I’d be able to race with him harder for those last 15 to 20 laps, but he took off and I just couldn’t get back to him to race,” Edwards said. “If I would have known that was the only shot I was going to have, I might have raced a little harder.” Busch took over the lead by beating Edwards and defending race winner Jimmie Johnson off pit road following the final pit stops. The racing at the start of each restart was intense, but Busch consistently pulled away from Edwards to pre-

vent any real challenge for the win. Told after that Edwards is still seeking revenge, Busch seemed mystified that Edwards could be holding any sort of grudge against him. “I have no idea what I’m owed from, you’d have to ask Carl,” Busch said, later adding when asked specifically about Phoenix, “Carl says what Carl says. I don’t know. And when and where it comes, I do not know.” Had it come Sunday, Busch might have finally been denied another trip to Bristol’s Victory Lane. Instead, he celebrated his 11th win spanning all three NASCAR national series, and his fifth Cup victory, which ties him with older brother Kurt in NASCAR’s elite division. See NASCAR, Page B1.

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Kyle Busch uses a broom as he celebrates winning the Sprint Cup Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway Sunday.


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Monday, March 21, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - NIT, second round, Missouri State at Miami 8 p.m. ESPN - NIT, second round, New Mexico at Alabama 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, second round, Oklahoma State at Washington State NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Pittsburgh at Detroit WOMEN’S NCAA Tournament 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Second round, DePaul at Penn State; Marist at Duke; Marquette at Tennessee; Georgia Tech at Ohio State 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Second round, Temple vs. Notre Dame at Salt Lake City; St. John’s at Stanford; UCLA at Gonzaga; North Carolina vs. Kentucky at Albuquerque

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from staff & AP reports

College Football Alabama’s Barron arrested in Mobile MOBILE, Ala. — Alabama safety Mark Barron was arrested on charges of hindering prosecution, a misdemeanor charge. The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday on its website that Barron was booked on the charge. His bond was listed at $500. No additional details were available, and it could not immediately be determined if Barron had an attorney. Alabama coach Nick Saban was still gathering information and had no immediate comment, spokesman Jeff Purinton said. The arrest comes as the football team is set to begin spring practice Monday. Barron led the team with 75 tackles last season. He has been rehabilitating from a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in November.

Golf Woodland takes Transitions title PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Gary Woodland made only one par on the back nine Sunday at the Transitions Championship, and it gave him his first PGA Tour victory and a trip to the Masters. Woodland surged into the lead with three straight birdies, and fell out of it with back-to-back bogeys. Tied for the lead on the final hole at Innisbrook, the big hitter from Kansas holed a 10-foot par putt to finish off a 4-under 67. That proved to be the difference moments later when Webb Simpson also went long on the 18th and his chip down the slope went 20 feet by the hole. Simpson missed the putt to shoot 69 and finished one shot behind. Woodland, who played college basketball at Washburn until decided to transfer to Kansas to play golf, became the first player to earn his inaugural PGA Tour title at Innisbrook. Woodland finished at 15-under 269 and earned $990,000, moving up to No. 3 in the FedEx Cup standings. Scott Stallings, a PGA Tour rookie who missed every cut on the West Coast Swing to fall to the bottom of the status ladder, shot a 70.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 21 1893 — The first women’s collegiate basketball game is played at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. In this game, each basket is worth 1 point and the freshman class beats the sophomore class 5-4. The game takes place behind locked doors and men are prohibited from watching. 1953 — Rookie Bob Cousy sets an NBA record with 50 points and leads the Boston Celtics to a 111-105 victory over the Syracuse Nationals in a quadruple overtime playoff game. Cousy scores 30 of his points from the foul line. 1959 — Oscar Robertson has the first triple-double in Final Four history, tallying 39 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists in Cincinnati’s 98-85 win over Louisville in the thirdplace game. 2008 — For the first time, four NCAA men’s basketball tournament first-round games at the same site on the same day are being classified as upsets. Two No. 12 seeds Western Kentucky and Villanova, and No. 13s San Diego and Siena win first-round games in Tampa, Fla.

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scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Florida............................18 2 3 0 Kentucky........................12 8 2 1 South Carolina..............14 4 2 1 Vanderbilt......................19 2 2 1 Georgia..........................9 11 1 2 Tennessee.....................16 4 1 2

West

All Games Conference W L W L Alabama........................13 7 2 1 Auburn...........................14 6 2 1 Arkansas........................15 4 1 2 Ole Miss.......................15 6 1 2 Mississippi St..............15 6 1 2 LSU................................16 4 0 3 Sunday’s Games Florida 7, LSU 3 Kentucky 7, Tennessee 3 Mississippi State 9, Vanderbilt 8 Alabama 6, Ole Miss 4 Auburn 8, Arkansas 7 South Carolina 8, Georgia 3 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Cincinnati at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Winthrop at Florida, 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia, 6 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. College of Charleston at South Carolina, 6 p.m. UAB at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Samford at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. La.-Lafayette at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Auburn at Jacksonville St., 6:30 p.m. Memphis vs. Arkansas, at North Little Rock, Ark., 6:30 p.m.

CONFERENCE USA

All Games Conference W L W L Southern Miss.............15 3 0 0 UCF...............................16 4 0 0 Tulane............................16 4 0 0 East Carolina.................16 4 0 0 Memphis........................11 6 0 0 Rice...............................13 9 0 0 UAB...............................11 8 0 0 Houston.........................11 10 0 0 Marshall.........................8 11 0 0

Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Houston (ss) 1 Detroit 6, Washington 1 N.Y. Yankees 8, Philadelphia 1 Florida 5, N.Y. Mets 0 St. Louis 10, Boston 3 Atlanta 5, Houston (ss) 3 Toronto 3, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 9, Tampa Bay 8 Oakland (ss) 6, San Francisco (ss) 4 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 8 Chicago Cubs 3, San Francisco (ss) 2, 120 innings Seattle 4, San Diego 1 Arizona (ss) 4, Oakland (ss) 2 Texas 5, Kansas City 2 Cleveland 5, Arizona (ss) 3 L.A. Dodgers 9, Chicago White Sox 7 Colorado 6, L.A. Angels 6, tie, 12 innings Monday’s Games Boston vs. Philadelphia, 122:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston, 122:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh, 122:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis, 122:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets, 122:10 p.m. Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss) , 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Kansas City, 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Tampa Bay, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego, 8:05 p.m.

L 19 40 41 45 55

NCAA Conference Records

Pct GB .686 — .629 4 .571 8 .406 19 1/2 .250 30 Pct GB .721 — .429 20 .406 21 1/2 .357 25 .191 36

Southwest Division L 13 21 31 32 34

Pct GB .812 — .700 7 1/2 .563 17 .543 18 1/2 .521 20

Northwest Division

W Oklahoma City...............45 Denver...........................41

L 24 29

Pct .652 .586

First Round Saturday At Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee 99, Stetson 34 Marquette 68, Texas 65 At Columbus, Ohio Georgia Tech 69, Bowling Green 58 Ohio State 80, UCF 69 At Salt Lake City Temple 63, Arizona State 45 Notre Dame 67, Utah 54 Sunday At Charlottesville, Va. Miami 80, Gardner-Webb 62 Oklahoma 86, James Madison 72

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL

GB — 4 1/2

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L 0 1 1 2 2 5 3 3 9 4 1 1 1 1 1

SPOKANE REGIONAL

First Round Saturday At Stanford, Calif. St. John’s 55, Texas Tech 50 Stanford 86, UC Davis 59 At Albuquerque, N.M. North Carolina 82, Fresno State 68 Kentucky 66, Hampton 62, OT At Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga 92, Iowa 86 UCLA 55, Montana 47 Sunday At Cincinnati Louisville 81, Vanderbilt 62 Xavier 72, South Dakota State 56

Second Round Monday At Stanford, Calif. Stanford vs. St. John’s, 8:40 p.m. At Albuquerque, N.M. North Carolina vs. Kentucky, 8:45 p.m. At Spokane, Wash. Gonzaga vs. UCLA, 8:35 p.m. Tuesday At Cincinnati Louisville vs. Xavier, 6:10 p.m.

DALLAS REGIONAL

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 87, McNeese State 47 Rutgers 76, Louisiana Tech 51 Tuesday At Waco, Texas Baylor vs. West Virginia, 8:45 p.m. At Wichita, Kan. Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Michigan State, 8:40 p.m. At Auburn, Ala. Georgia vs. Florida State, 8:35 p.m. At Shreveport, La. Rutgers vs. Texas A&M, 8:40 p.m.

nhl Atlantic Division W 44 41 39 34 28

L 19 23 30 34 33

OT 8 8 4 4 12

Pts 96 90 82 72 68

Northeast Division

GP Boston.............71 Montreal...........73 Buffalo.............72 Toronto............73 Ottawa.............72

W 39 40 35 32 27

L 22 26 28 31 36

OT 10 7 9 10 9

Pts 88 87 79 74 63

Pts 94 89 76 72 68

GF 198 214 201 202 182

GA 176 217 214 238 198

GF 233 234 190 195 201

GA 204 202 172 218 214

GF 238 226 185 198 175

GA 172 214 204 250 237

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

GP Detroit..............72 Chicago...........72 Nashville..........73 Columbus........72 St. Louis..........72

W 43 39 38 33 32

L 21 25 25 29 31

OT 8 8 10 10 9

Pts 94 86 86 76 73

GP y-Vancouver....73 Calgary............74 Minnesota........73 Colorado..........71 Edmonton........72

W 47 37 35 27 23

L 17 27 30 36 39

OT 9 10 8 8 10

Pts 103 84 78 62 56

Jeff Byrd 500 Results

Second Round Monday At Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee vs. Marquette, 6:05 p.m. At Columbus, Ohio Georgia Tech vs. Ohio State, 6:20 p.m. At Salt Lake City Temple (24-8) vs. Notre Dame (27-7), 8:40 p.m. Tuesday At Charlottesville, Va. Oklahoma vs. Miami, 6:05 p.m.

GP x-Philadelphia..71 Pittsburgh........72 N.Y. Rangers...73 New Jersey.....72 N.Y. Islanders..73

OT 10 11 10 12 10

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EASTERN CONFERENCE Pct. 1.000 .875 .800 .667 .600 .583 .571 .571 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .500 .000

L 21 22 29 30 33

Pacific Division

DAYTON REGIONAL

Quarterfinals

WESTERN CONFERENCE W x-San Antonio................56 x-Dallas..........................49 New Orleans.................40 Memphis........................38 Houston.........................37

Third Round Saturday At Tampa, Fla. Kentucky 71, West Virginia 63 Sunday At Charlotte, N.C. North Carolina 86, Washington 83 At Cleveland Ohio State 98, George Mason 66 Marquette 66, Syracuse 62 Regional Semifinals At Newark, N.J. Friday’s Games Ohio State (34-2) vs. Kentucky (27-8) North Carolina (28-7) vs. Marquette (22-14)

Tuesday’s Games Kent State at Colorado, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Northwestern vs. Oklahoma State-Washington State winner, TBD College of Charleston at Wichita State (26-8), TBD

Southeast Division

Central Division

EAST REGIONAL

W 42 39 33 30 29

GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose.........73 42 23 8 92 211 191 Phoenix............74 39 24 11 89 213 207 Los Angeles....72 40 26 6 86 197 176 Anaheim..........72 40 27 5 85 204 208 Dallas...............72 38 25 9 85 203 202 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for OT loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 5, Pittsburgh 2 Nashville 4, Buffalo 3, OT New Jersey 3, Columbus 0 Montreal 8, Minnesota 1 Chicago 2, Phoenix 1 Anaheim 5, Calgary 4, OT Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Calgary at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 6 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 6 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 7 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Second Round Monday at University Park, Pa. Penn State vs. DePaul, 7:10 p.m. At Durham, N.C. Marist vs. Duke, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday At Storrs, Conn. Connecticut vs. Purdue, 6:05 p.m. At College Park, Md. Georgetown vs. Maryland, 6:15 p.m.

NCAA Tournament

Southeast Division

GP Washington......73 Tampa Bay......72 Carolina...........72 Atlanta.............72 Florida..............72

Northwest Division

First Round Saturday At University Park, Pa. Penn State 75, vs. Dayton 66 DePaul 56, Navy 43 At Durham, N.C. Marist 74, Iowa State 64 Duke 90, Tennessee-Martin 45 Sunday At Storrs, Conn. Connecticut 75, Hartford 39 Purdue 53, Kansas State 45 At College Park, Md. Maryland 70, St. Francis, Pa. 48 Georgetown 65, Princeton 49

Friday’s Games Colorado 89, California 72 Saturday’s Games Northwestern 85, Boston College 67 College of Charleston 64, Cleveland State 56 Sunday’s Games Wichita State 79, Virginia Tech 76, OT Kent State 72, Fairfield 68 Today’s Games Missouri State (26-8) at Miami (20-14), 7 p.m. New Mexico (22-12) at Alabama (22-11), 9 p.m. Oklahoma State (20-13) at Washington State (2012), 11:30 p.m.

Pct GB .721 — .514 14 .507 14 1/2 .324 27 .290 29 1/2

.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL

Second Round

EASTERN CONFERENCE

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

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(Selections in parentheses) Through Sunday’s games Conference W Horizon (1)................................... 2 Atlantic Coast (4)......................... 7 Mountain West (3)....................... 4 Colonial (3)................................... 4 Atlantic 10 (3)............................... 3 Big Ten (7)................................... 7 Pac-10 (4).................................... 4 Southeastern (5).......................... 4 Big East (11)................................ 9 Big 12 (5)..................................... 4 Big South (1)................................ 1 Ohio Valley (1)............................. 1 Southland (1)................................ 1 West Coast (1)............................. 1 America East (1).......................... 0

Atlantic Sun (1)............................ 0 Big Sky (1)................................... 0 Big West (1)................................. 0 Ivy (1)........................................... 0 Metro Atlantic (1)......................... 0 Mid-American (1).......................... 0 Mid-Eastern Athletic (1)............... 0 Missouri Valley (1)....................... 0 Northeast (1)................................ 0 Patriot (1)..................................... 0 Southern (1)................................. 0 Southwestern Athletic (1)............. 0 Summit (1).................................... 0 Sun Belt (1).................................. 0 Western Athletic (1)..................... 0 Conference USA (2).................... 0

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National Invitation Tournament

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W y-Chicago......................49 Indiana...........................30 Milwaukee......................28 Detroit............................25 Cleveland.......................13

Sunday’s Games Washington 98, New Jersey 92 Atlanta 104, Detroit 96 Milwaukee 100, New York 95 Phoenix 108, L.A. Clippers 99 Sacramento 127, Minnesota 95 Houston 110, Utah 108 Toronto 95, Oklahoma City 93 Dallas 101, Golden State 73 L.A. Lakers 84, Portland 80 Today’s Games Orlando at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Boston at New York, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Chicago, 7 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 7 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Denver, 8 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at Portland, 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Third Round Saturday At Washington Connecticut 69, Cincinnati 58 At Tucson, Ariz. San Diego State 71, Temple 64, 2OT Sunday At Charlotte, N.C. Duke 73, Michigan 71 At Tulsa, Okla. Arizona 70, Texas 69 Regional Semifinals At Anaheim, Calif. Thursday’s Games Duke (32-4) vs. Arizona (29-7) San Diego State (34-2) vs. Connecticut (28-9)

Spring Training schedule

L 22 26 30 41 51

Pct GB .714 — .515 14 .429 20 .380 23 1/2 .250 32

WEST REGIONAL

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W x-Miami..........................48 x-Orlando.......................44 Atlanta...........................40 Charlotte........................28 Washington....................17

L 20 33 40 44 51

5 1/2 9 1/2 29

Second Round Third Round Saturday At Denver Richmond 65, Morehead State 48 Sunday At Chicago Virginia Commonwealth 94, Purdue 76 Florida State 71, Notre Dame 57 At Tulsa, Okla. Kansas 73, Illinois 59 Regional Semifinals At San Antonio Friday’s Games Kansas (34-2) vs. Richmond (29-7) Florida State (23-10) vs. Virginia Commonwealth (26-11)

Sunday’s Games Southern Miss 6, Connecticut 3 Hendrix 7, Millsaps 6 Miss. Valley St. 5-6, Alabama St. 1-4 Mississippi State 9, Vanderbilt 8 Alcorn St. 14, Alabama A&M 4 Alabama 6, Ole Miss 4 Delta St. 17, Arkansas-Monticello 5 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Ark.-Monticello at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Millsaps at Huntingdon, 4 p.m. West Alabama at William Carey, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at La.-Monroe, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at South Alabama, 6 p.m. Samford at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Spring Hill at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. Belhaven at Mississippi Valley St., 4 p.m. Delta St. at William Carey, 4 p.m.

L 19 34 34 46 49

Pacific Division

W y-L.A. Lakers.................50 Phoenix..........................35 Golden State.................30 L.A. Clippers..................27 Sacramento...................17 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

.571 .514 .239

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL

Mississippi schedule

Atlantic Division

30 34 54

Third Round Saturday At Washington Butler 71, Pittsburgh 70 At Tampa, Fla. Florida 73, UCLA 65 At Denver BYU 89, Gonzaga 67 At Tucson, Ariz. Wisconsin 70, Kansas State 65 Regional Semifinals At New Orleans Thursday’s Games Butler (25-9) vs. Wisconsin (25-8) Florida (28-7) vs. BYU (32-4)

Sunday’s Games Southern Miss 6, Connecticut 3 East Carolina 6, Rutgers 0 UCF 4, Columbia 2 Memphis 11, Eastern Illinois 7 Rice 11, Louisiana Tech 3 Tulane 7, New Orleans 6 UAB 8, UT Martin 6 Kent State 8, Houston 5 St. Bonaventure 9, Marshall 2 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Marshall at Cleveland St., 3 p.m. Central Florida at Miami, 5 p.m. Southern Miss at La.-Monroe, 6 p.m. UAB at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Memphis at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. Nicholls St. at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Rice at Lamar, 6:30 p.m.

W y-Boston........................49 Philadelphia...................36 New York.......................35 New Jersey...................22 Toronto..........................20

Portland.........................40 Utah...............................36 Minnesota......................17

GF 228 208 215 154 203

GA 190 177 179 182 233

GF 213 200 214 192 164

GA 175 185 208 225 223

Sunday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (12) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500 laps, 132.6 rating, 47 points. 2. (1) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, 120.1, 43. 3. (6) Jimmie Johnson, Chevy, 500, 135.6, 43. 4. (11) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 95.2, 40. 5. (4) Paul Menard, Chevy, 500, 107.2, 40. 6. (15) Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 500, 115.1, 39. 7. (20) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 500, 107.7, 37. 8. (2) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 97.3, 36. 9. (10) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 500, 105.6, 35. 10. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevy, 500, 98.2, 35. 11. (22) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 500, 79.2, 33. 12. (9) Mark Martin, Chevy, 500, 92.9, 32. 13. (16) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 500, 88.4, 31. 14. (7) Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 500, 84.8, 30. 15. (14) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 500, 75.5, 29. 16. (5) David Ragan, Ford, 500, 80.7, 28. 17. (8) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500, 94.2, 28. 18. (23) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 500, 66.9, 26. 19. (13) Tony Stewart, Chevy, 500, 80.4, 25. 20. (17) Jeff Burton, Chevy, 498, 63.3, 24. 21. (24) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 498, 57.2, 23. 22. (3) Regan Smith, Chevy, 498, 69.7, 22. 23. (18) Joey Logano, Toyota, 497, 67.2, 21. 24. (36) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 497, 69.9, 20. 25. (37) Dave Blaney, Chevy, 497, 50.2, 19. 26. (35) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 496, 47.4, 0. 27. (29) David Gilliland, Ford, 495, 67.3, 18. 28. (41) Tony Raines, Ford, 494, 45.1, 16. 29. (31) Bill Elliott, Chevy, 493, 39.5, 15. 30. (26) David Reutimann, Toyota, 493, 40.3, 14. 31. (28) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 493, 43.8, 13. 32. (42) Andy Lally, Chevy, 491, 34.6, 12. 33. (25) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 488, 42.5, 11. 34. (19) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 482, 57.6, 0. 35. (27) Clint Bowyer, Chevy, engine, 456, 55.4, 9. 36. (30) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 441, 33.4, 8. 37. (43) Casey Mears, Toyota, 427, 48.9, 7. 38. (40) Dennis Setzer, Dodge, suspension, 336, 26.8, 6. 39. (33) Robby Gordon, Dodge, accident, 127, 51.6, 5. 40. (38) J.J. Yeley, Chevy, brakes, 97, 38.2, 4. 41. (34) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 72, 30.4, 0. 42. (32) Landon Cassill, Toyota, brakes, 36, 32.4, 0. 43. (39) Michael McDowell, Toyota, brakes, 35, 29.6, 1.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-4-5 La. Pick 4: 3-3-8-9 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: 5-8-2 La. Pick 4: 4-8-2-9 Easy 5: 5-11-14-23-35 La. Lotto: 14-23-27-28-31-40 Powerball: 28-39-40-48-53 Powerball: 9; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-9-7 La. Pick 4: 1-4-7-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-5 La. Pick 4: 0-7-9-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-4 La. Pick 4: 8-9-6-3 Easy 5: 7-8-21-32-35 La. Lotto: 2-5-7-33-36-40 Powerball: 3-11-20-27-46 Powerball: 8; Power play: 2


Monday, March 21, 2011

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Bulldogs rally to clip Commodores From staff reports A go-ahead RBI-single by C.T. Bradford capped a fiverun eighth inning as Mississippi State rallied to stun Vanderbilt 9-8 Sunday afternoon at Hawkins Field. After being shut out in the first two games of the series, the Bulldogs salvaged the finale in the opening series of conference play. MSU improved to 15-6 overall and 1-2 in league play, while Vanderbilt fell to 19-2 and 2-1. Mississippi State found some offensive rhythm Sunday afternoon, pounding out 11 hits and producing more quality at-bats. However, things still looked bleak before the Maroon and White put together a five-run, five-hit top half of the eighth inning of play. In the eighth inning, a leadoff single by Jarrod Parks and walk to Ryan Collins ended the relief stint for Vanderbilt’s Corey Williams. After a pop-up, Daryl Norris and Taylor Stark followed with back-to-back one-out singles. Starks hit scored Parks and chased Vanderbilt reliever Will Clinard. New Vanderbilt pitcher Navery Moore walked pinchhitter Cody Freeman, forcing Collins home with another score. Also pinch-hitting, Adam Frazier ripped a tworun single to left center, scoring Stark and Norris. Bradford then knocked in the go-ahead run with an RBIsingle, scoring Freeman. Stark, a true freshman righthander, also saved the day on the mound for the Bulldogs. In his fourth appearance, Stark threw 12⁄3 innings, retiring six of the seven batters he faced to earn his first save.

Alabama 6, Ole Miss 4 Despite a furious late rally, Ole Miss fell short again in the rubber match of the opening SEC series to Alabama at Oxford-University Stadium. Alex Yarbrough led the Rebel offense with a 3-for-4

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Ole Miss base runner Tanner Mathis, right, scores as Alabama catcher Brock Bennett applies the tag in the sixth inning. Alabama won, 6-4. performance, while Tanner Mathis scored two runs and Matt Tracy came up with two RBI. Austin Wright (2-2) took the defeat for the Rebels (15-6, 1-2 SEC), allowing five runs on six hits with a walk and a strikeout in 32⁄3 innings of work. One of those hits was a two-run home run from Taylor Dugas. It is only the third home run allowed by the Rebel pitching staff this season. Alabama (13-7, 2-1 SEC) sophomore starting pitcher Tucker Hawley earned the win and improved to 4-1, while Jonathan Smart earned his second save in as many games and his third save of the season.

USM 6, UConn 3 Sophomore Geofrrey Thomas tossed a complete game and Adam Doleac drove in four runs off the bench to lead Southern Miss to a victory over Connecticut in the final day of the Cougar Invitational in Charleston, S.C. The Golden Eagles, who are off to their best 18-game start since 2004, won for the eighth consecutive time to improve

to 15-3 and were the only team to win all three games in the tournament. Thomas (4-1) threw his first complete game of his career. He allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts in the contest.

Florida 7, LSU 3 Florida rallied from a 3-0 deficit to earn the program’s firstever sweep of LSU at Alex Box Stadium. Florida ( 18-2, 3-0 SEC) righthander Austin Maddox (1-0), who started the game at designated hitter, hurled the final 41⁄3 innings in relief to earn his first victory of the season. The sophomore allowed only two hits and struck out three. LSU’s Ben Alsup (3-2) was charged with the loss after giving up five earned runs off 11 hits in four innings. Catcher Ty Ross and second baseman JaCoby Jones each batted 2-for-4 with a double to lead the Tigers (16-4, 0-3 SEC) at the plate. Jones also contributed an RBI along with left fielder Trey Watkins.

Tulane 7, UNO 6 The Green Wave rallied from a 6-2 deficit to take down crosstown rival New Orleans at Turchin Stadium. Vicksburg’s Bowen Woodson had two RBIs, including a sacrifice fly that brought home the winning run, while Hinds Community College product Nick Schneeberger extended his hit streak to six games.

Delta State 19, Ark. Monticello 5 Delta State (15-9, 3-0 GSC) completed a sweep of visiting Arkansas-Monticello on the opening weekend of Gulf South Conference play. Delta State’s Kellen Bozeman collected five RBIs on the day after going 2- for-5 at the plate. Michael Niemann went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. The victory was a monumental one for Statesmen skipper Mike Kinnison, as the Benton native tied legendary former DSU head coach Dave “Boo” Ferriss with 639 career wins. Ferriss set the mark in 26 seasons as head coach.

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Big East makes statement in tourney STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the first round of the women’s NCAA Tournament complete, the Big East can brag it’s the top conference in the country. They received a record nine bids — headlined by topseeded Connecticut — and after the opening round, all the teams are still playing. The same thing can’t be said for the Big East men’s programs who only have two teams left heading into the regional semifinals. “This weekend, we again made a statement about our conference’s strength as all nine advanced to the second

On TV 6 p.m. ESPN2 - DePaul at Penn State; Marist at Duke; Marquette at Tennessee; Georgia Tech at Ohio State 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - Temple vs. Notre Dame at Salt Lake City; St. John’s at Stanford; UCLA at Gonzaga; North Carolina vs. Kentucky round,” Big East commissioner John Marinatto said. “Although such an accomplishment requires some degree of good fortune, it also clearly illustrates the quality and depth of our programs and is why the Big East Conference is considered one of our nation’s premier leaders

in women’s basketball.” Unlike the men’s tournament where brackets were busted by the likes of Virginia Commonwealth, Richmond, and Butler, the women’s draw has pretty much held to form so far. The four No. 1 seeds breezed through the first round and none of

Rallying from deficits of 11 points in the first half and five in the second, the second-seeded Tar Heels (28-7) went ahead for good on Barnes’ 3-pointer with 4:06 left. But they needed two free throws from Dexter Strickland and a defensive stop in the closing seconds.

days, routing third-seeded Purdue to earn a trip to the Southwest regional semifinals. VCU’s remarkable run sends the Rams (26-11) to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. They’ve ousted Southern California, Georgetown and Purdue since Wednesday night.

Marquette 66, Syracuse 62

Ohio State 98, George Mason 66

Darius Johnson-Odom’s 3-pointer with 27 seconds left snapped a tie and gave Marquette a win over Big East foe Syracuse that put the Golden Eagles into the round of 16 for the first time in eight years.

David Lighty made all seven of his 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Jared Sullinger added 18 after informing one of George Mason’s players “it’s over” and top-seeded Ohio State made 16 3s to advance in the NCAA Tournament with a jaw-dropping rout. With thousands of fans chanting “O-H-I-O” at every opportunity, the Buckeyes (34-2) took apart the

the top five teams in any of the regions lost, although fourthseeded Kentucky needed overtime to beat Hampton. Only three double-digit seeds advanced out of the first round in the women’s bracket and it would be tough to call any of those huge upsets based on the success the programs had this season. All season long, the Big East has proved its dominance over the rest of the country. The nine NCAA Tournament teams went 101-21 (83 percent) out of conference. Six of the nine victories in the opening round were by double digits.

NCAA Continued from Page B1. west regional semifinals Friday in San Antonio. The 11th-seeded Rams, maligned as not worthy of being in the 68-team field, stunned third-seeded Purdue earlier Sunday for their third win in five nights.

Duke 73, Michigan 71 Nolan Smith scored 24 points and Duke held off a late rally to beat Michigan and give coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th career victory.

North Carolina 86, Washington 83 Tyler Zeller scored 23 points, Harrison Barnes added 22 and North Carolina survived a frantic finish to beat Washington and advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament for a record 24th time.

VCU 94, Purdue 76 Bradford Burgess scored 23 points and 11th-seeded VCU made it three victories in five

eighth-seeded Patriots (277), who created some March mayhem a few years ago and hoped to follow Butler’s lead by taking out a No. 1 seed in this tourney. Ohio State destroyed any upset plans and moved closer to its first national title since 1960. The Buckeyes will meet Kentucky (27-8) in the East regional semifinals Friday in Newark. Ohio State is 5-0 in NCAA Tournament matchups with the Wildcats.

Kansas 73, Illinois 59 Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 41 points and 24 rebounds, powering topseeded Kansas past Illinois to ensure the Jayhawks wouldn’t make an openingweekend exit from the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.

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Chipper is perfect in Braves’ victory KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Chipper Jones’ knee feels fine — and so does his swing. Coming off knee surgery last August, Jones has steadily made progress this spring. He went 3 for 3 on Sunday in the Atlanta Braves’ 5-3 victory over a Houston Astros split squad. The Braves’ third baseman raised his Grapefruit League average to .420. Jones leads the team with three homers and 11 RBIs. “His swing is getting better and better,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “Hopefully we can put it on ice until we open the season.” “I’m ready to get started right now,” Jones keeps repeating. Jones, who turns 39 on April 24, will have to wait until

mlb March 31 in Washington to officially make his comeback complete. He’s already erased any doubts, though. “There were a few days that the knee bothered him, but that was back in February,” Gonzalez said. Jones insisted: “My knee is not an issue at all now.” In addition to excelling at the plate, the switch-hitter is making all the plays in the field. He got an out on another barehanded pickup and throw against the Astros. Jones’ three hits came off Houston starter Nelson Figueroa, who allowed three runs — one earned — and six hits in five innings.

NASCAR Continued from Page B1. Busch, who drives a Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, dedicated the win to the manufacturer and its employees in Japan still trying to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Edwards settled for second and lamented not pushing Busch harder after the final restart with 37 laps remaining. Busch, Edwards and Johnson pulled away from the field, and Edwards had several opportunities to move Busch’s No. 18 Toyota out of the way. But Edwards, in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing, figured he’d have plenty of chances closer to the finish, so he tried for a clean pass as he and Busch raced side-by-side for several laps. Busch eventually pulled away, and Edwards never had another shot. “My gut told me there was going to be another caution,” Edwards said of his decision not to move Busch. “I figured we’d let it calm down and we’d just race. It ended up the fastest car at the end won the race. Hindsight is 20/20,

but that’s the way it panned out.” Johnson, the defending race winner, finished third in his Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet and said he was waiting patiently for a dustup between Busch and Edwards that could have given him the win. “We were all running really hard, and there were a couple moments where I thought I might be given a big gift,” Johnson said. “It’s not like I was really riding. There was nowhere for me to go if I got up in there and raced with those guys. I left myself a little bit of room. These guys were digging up front and I was just waiting to see what was going to happen.” Matt Kenseth, Edwards’ teammate, was fourth and was followed by Paul Menard and Kevin Harvick for Richard Childress Racing. Kurt Busch was seventh and the highest finishing Dodge driver. Greg Biffle finished eighth to give RFR three drivers in the top eight.

Sweet 16 Continued from Page B1. There was a 12 seed, Richmond — a program that made its name pulling upsets in the ’80s and ’90s and is at it once again. The Spiders will be the underdogs once again when they play the Jayhawks. “It’s not as much the seeds. It’s players,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. Speaking of players, it’s hard to take your eyes off Jimmer Fredette of Brigham Young. He’s the nation’s top scorer and he scored 66 points over two games to lead the Cougars to the regional semifinals for the first time in 30 years. “It was very important,” Fredette said after BYU defeated Gonzaga on Saturday to move on. “It was one of my goals coming into this season. I wanted to get to the second weekend and so did this team, so it’s extremely important.” Third-seeded BYU will

play No. 2 seed Florida in the Southeast regional. It’s a rematch of their first-round game last year, won 99-92 by BYU. In the other Southeast game, it will be No. 8 Butler vs. No. 4 Wisconsin. The Bulldogs beat the biggest Big East bust, top-seeded Pittsburgh, and are still in line to reprise their magical run to the national final last year. Butler coach Brad Stevens said he spoke with point guard Ronald Nored, a key component in last year’s success. “He came up to me and said, ‘Coach, I’ve played in 10 NCAA games and nobody has ever picked us to win,”’ Stevens said. Led by freshman center Jared Sullinger, Ohio State was one of three top-seeded teams to advance. In the East region game opposite Carolina-Marquette, the Buckeyes will play No. 4 Kentucky.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

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n MOVIE “Everybody’s Fine” — A widower, Robert De Niro, sets out on a road trip to reconnect with each of his adult children, then he finds that their lives are far from perfect./6:15 on Showtime n SPORTS Women’s basketball — The good news for Marquette is that the Golden Eagles advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The bad news is their second Robert DeNiro round opponent, top seed Tennessee is playing at home, where the Lady Vols have won 35 straight/ Women’s Basketball./6 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “Chuck” — Chuck investigates after a murder takes place in Castle; Ellie’s new hobby alarms Awesome; Morgan’s leadership is tested./7 on NBC

Wyclef says bullet grazed hand in Haiti’s capital

THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Timothy Dalton, actor, 65; Eddie Money, singer, 62; Brad Hall, comedy writer-performer, 53; Gary Oldman, actor, 53; Matthew Broderick, actor, 49; Rosie O’Donnell, comedian-talk show host, 49; Laura Allen, actress, 37; Kevin Federline, rapper-TV personality, 33.

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Thornton honors Nelson with film Billy Bob Thornton thought a documentary tribute to Willie Nelson was long overdue. So he made one himself. Thornton’s “The King of Luck” premiered Saturday in Austin, the final film to premiere as part of the South by Southwest Billy Bob Willie Film Festival. Thornton Nelson “We just wanted to do an accurate and loving tribute to Willie,” Thornton said from the red carpet, shortly before the start of the premiere. “He’s a guy that’s been a legend, especially in these parts, for a long time and we thought he deserved kind of a full-length documentary.” Thornton started shooting the documentary while on the road touring with Nelson. The title is a reference to Nelson’s Austin-area ranch, which he named Luck, Texas. “His crew and his band and Willie, they’re all such laid back and nice people,” said Thornton, whose mother turned him onto Nelson’s music as a kid. “It’s a real easy thing, they have no ego about them.” Like a lot of folks, Thornton said, he can’t quite remember the first time he met Nelson. “I can’t remember it, it just happened,” he said chuckling. “But it was a long time ago.”

Trevor Project to honor Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe looks forward to a tolerant world where young people grow up unaffected by differences in sexual orientation. For the past couple of years, the “Harry Potter” star has been doing his part to make that a reality with his work with the Trevor Project, the leading organization for suicide prevention efforts among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered youths. For his contribution, Radcliffe is being honored with the organization’s Hero Award at a Daniel ceremony in New York in June. Radcliffe “It’s fantastic,” Radcliffe told The Associated Press. “The fact that they think of what I’ve done by promoting awareness of the Trevor Project itself and the issues that it works to promote and help is a great honor.” The Trevor Hero Award, announced today, recognizes a person who serves as an inspiration to sexual minority youths and increases visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning, or LGBTQ, community. Past Hero Award recipients include screen and stage actor Nathan Lane, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and former Miss America and “Ugly Betty” actress Vanessa Williams.

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Thieves take barber poles Thieves have stripped two central Kentucky businesses of a unique feature — barber poles. The most recent theft happened Wednesday night, when someone dismantled a 75-year-old vintage barber pole from Burke’s Barber Shop in Frankfort. Owner Eddie Burke said whoever took the pole knew what he was doing because electrical wires were disconnected and bolts removed from the wall. The other theft happened March 4 at Broadway Barber and Styling Shop. Owner Carletta Cantrell said that whoever took the pole put caps on the electrical wires. Currently barber poles range from $200 to $2,000, depending on the age and condition, on eBay, the popular Internet selling site. Frankfort Police Maj. Fred Deaton said, in Cantrell’s case, no evidence of the theft shows up on security cameras from a nearby federal building. In both cases, the thefts happened near where witnesses could have seen them. But, Office Pub and Deli owner Jon Presley, whose business is near Burke’s shop, said his employees saw nothing.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Musician Wyclef Jean said Sunday that a bullet grazed his hand as he stepped out of a car to make a telephone call, but said he was only slightly injured. Jean, who has been in Haiti helping the presidential campaign of his friend and fellow musician Michel “Sweet Micky” Martelly, said the bullet grazed him late Saturday night as he stepped out of his car in the Delmas section of the capital, Port-auPrince, to make a call on his cellphone. “The way I can explain it is that the bullet grazed me in my right hand,” Jean told The Associated Press in a telephone interview. “I heard blow, blow, blow, and I just looked at my hand.” Jean, who was with a driver and the Haitian hip-hop singer FanFan at the time, said he didn’t know who fired the shots, or whether they were directed at him. He said he got out of the car to have a private conversation that FanFan would not overhear. He heard the shots and looked down to see blood on his shirt and sneakers. The Haitian-American performer said he was treated at a local hospital and released. Jean said he took antibiotics and recovered at an “undisclosed location” before going out to vote in Sunday’s presidential election. Jean did not say what hospital treated him. Later, Garry Andre, who handles security for the musician, said it was City Med, a private clinic, in Petionville. A pharmacist at the facility’s entrance said she saw Jean pass through overnight and later leave.

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With a bandage in his right hand, Haitian-American singer Wyclef Jean, center, leaves a polling station after casting his ballot during a presidential runoff Sunday in Port-auPrince, Haiti. Haitian police chief Mario Andresol told reporters that he wasn’t sure what happened during the shooting and that Jean didn’t talk to police. “We can’t tell you if he was injured by a bullet or something else,” Andresol said. “He will have to answer to police no matter what.” Later, Jean was asked by reporters to comment on rumors that he had been injured by broken glass, not a bullet. “This is Haiti; it’s a city of rumors,” he said as he went to vote in the Delmas section of Port-au-Prince. “There’s another one with me and Busta Rhymes in the car.” A new elastic bandage covered a portion of Jean’s right hand, which he used to cast his ballot. Sitting in the back of a silver Toyota Prado SUV, he

showed the AP his ink-stained thumb on his bandaged hand as evidence that he voted. Jean, a native of Haiti who rocketed to fame as a member of the hip-hop trio The Fugees, came to Haiti to support Martelly, who faces university administrator and former first lady Mirlande Manigat. Jean had initially sought to be a candidate in the race but Haiti’s electoral council disqualified him from the ballot because he didn’t meet residency requirements. He has actively campaigned for Martelly, most recently joining him in a concert Thursday in downtown Port-auPrince that drew thousands of spectators. “We are happy that Wyclef is OK but we continue to pray for him and for a peaceful and

fair election today in Haiti,” the Rev. Al Sharpton, who has worked with Jean on educational issues and bringing aid to Haiti after the devastating January 2010 earthquake, said in a statement. The statement also quoted Jimmy Rosemond, a music manager said to be accompanying Jean on his current trip to Haiti. “It is clear that enemies of progressive change in Haiti are behind the shooting of Wyclef — those that don’t want to accept that a monumental change is inevitable for the betterment of the Haitian people,” Rosemond said. “This incident will not deter those of us that see the election as crucial to the country’s future.”

Stars align for Britain’s royal wedding Astrologers say signs highly compatible for Prince William, Kate LONDON (AP) — Kate Middleton and Prince William are a match made in heaven. Just check their horoscopes. The couple will be delighted to know their star signs, Capricorn and Cancer, indicate they are highly compatible and have a good chance of having a successful marriage, according to leading British astrologers. “They probably feel like soulmates,” said Wendy Stacey, chair of the Astrological Association of Great Britain. Take it as a bunch of hooey or a celestial peek into the future. Just keep in mind that The Associated Press reported in 1981 that an astrologer warned that Prince Charles, who was born under the complex sign of Scorpio, would have a “stormy marriage” in his union with Princess Diana, born under the sensitive, intuitive Cancer star sign. Everyone knows how that ended up. Jay Lucan, who works with the British Astrological and Psychic Society said the new royal couple have “75 percent relationship compatibility” based on their star charts — giving them “definitely a good chance” of outlasting William’s parents in matrimony. Both Stacey and Lucan acknowledge they cannot confirm the accuracy of their predictions for many reasons. The biggest drawback is not knowing Middleton’s exact time of birth; Prince William’s was publicly announced as a matter

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Astrologer Wendy Stacey shows star charts she drew up for Kate Middleton and Prince William at her home in Beaconfield, England.

Prince William and Kate Middleton of national interest. So what do the couple’s birth dates tell us? For starters, Middleton, born on Jan. 9, 1982, is a Capricorn (an earth sign) while William,

born June 21, 1982, is a Cancer (a water sign). Each star sign is designated an element: air, water, fire and earth. “Cancers and Capricorns are opposites as water and earth,” Stacey explains. “As a result, they can read each other very clearly and they have a deep emotional understanding. It’s quite a lovely thing.” Middleton and Prince William, the astrologers claim, both exhibit characteristic traits of their star signs. “William is emotionally very private — a typical Cancer. He doesn’t share a lot and likes to retreat,” Stacey said. Case in

‘Limitless’ tops box office with $19M CHICAGO (AP) — There was no stopping “Limitless” at the box office. The sci-fi thriller opened at No. 1 this weekend with $19 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film from Relativity Media stars Bradley Cooper as a struggling writer who takes a magical pill that allows him to tap into his maximum brain potential. Suddenly he’s cleaned up, making millions and wowing everyone

he meets. Robert De Niro costars as a financial guru who’s fascinated by him, with Abbie Cornish as Cooper’s skeptical girlfriend. Last week’s No. 1, the alien invasion movie “Battle: Los Angeles,” fell to third place with $14.6 million. The Sony Pictures release has now made an estimated $60.6 million in two weeks. Coming in second was the animated Western “Rango,” featuring the voice of Johnny Depp as a chame-

leon who’s stuck in the desert. The Paramount film made $15.3 million for a three-week total of nearly $92.6 million. It was a slow weekend, with the other new releases battling for the fourth and fifth spots. At No. 4 was the Lionsgate thriller “The Lincoln Lawyer” starring Matthew McConaughey as a sleazy defense attorney on a high-profile case. It made an estimated $13.4 million. In fifth place was “Paul.”

point: the couple plan to settle post-wedding in a backwater town in Wales as Prince William works as a search and rescue pilot with the Royal Air Force. Think of the crusty crab that represents the Cancer sign, Lucan said — crabs have a thick shell on the outside, protecting a very vulnerable soft body. “William’s not that wellequipped to deal with criticism. He shares that same trait with his mother (also a Cancer),” Lucan said. As a Capricorn, Middleton, apparently, is much tougher.


Monday, March 21, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

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Despite divorce, former wife remains man’s best friend Dear Abby: I recently began dating a dear friend of two years I’ll call “Harry.” We have discussed marriage, and he is keenly interested in having children. He was married to his ex-wife for 18 years and they had no children. Abby, Harry’s close relationship with his ex is making me uncomfortable. She lives five minutes away and they socialize at least twice a week. He had fought the divorce, but says he’s relieved the two of them remain friendly. I love Harry dearly, but I have told him I think that I — not his ex — should be his best friend. He gently told me that is out of the question, and I can expect her to attend all family holiday celebrations and other functions. We ended our relationship

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as amicably as possible after he said his ex-wife laughed at my not wanting to be part of his “harem.” I am devastated. Was I unreasonable? — Wounded in Houston Dear Wounded: Not at all. You have my sympathy, and you were right to end the romance. Harry is still too emotionally tied to his ex-wife to be married to anyone else. And she knows that, which is why she laughed. Dear Abby: I am beginning the process of planning my

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: You might have to make some significant changes in the next year, if you want your efforts to result in greater material security. If you see an opportunity, take the plunge and embrace change. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Because you are likely to use your insights far more effectively than usual, substantial gains can be realized, especially concerning your commercial affairs. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — A staunch and forceful ally is likely to become an excellent spokesperson on your behalf, clarifying your position to all the right people. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Certain tasks that proved to be too tough for you yesterday can suddenly be handled with relative ease. In fact, challenges will only spur you to a more inspired performance. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Interactions with members of the opposite gender are likely to work out quite well for you. One encounter in particular could prove to be extremely interesting and significant. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Give more priority time than usual to the needs of someone for whom you are responsible. Showing that you care will be its own reward. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Fortunately, your vision, focus and expectations will be synchronized, because there will be some complex mental chores that require your entire attention. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — The possibilities for adding more to your resources are very encouraging. Of course, you must apply yourself to the task at hand in order to bring home the Bac-os. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — For some strange reason, you are likely to be more closely scrutinized than usual, so it behooves you to be on your best behavior and make a good impression. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Associates will be more cooperative and willing to help you achieve your objectives if they think your ideas are their own. Let them take the credit; it’ll come back later. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — A couple of friends might depend on you a bit more than usual, but try to help them willingly. If you can lighten their load now, they’ll do so for you down the line. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t get in a dither if you suddenly find yourself being drawn into a competitive situation. You’ll run a swifter race if you remain calm and loose. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — A vivid imagination and strong willpower can work wonders. You’ll be able to take advantage of your opportunities if you picture yourself in positive circumstances.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Our family will be driving to Memphis, Tenn., to visit relatives for Easter. Every time we drive over 50 miles, my sister gets carsick. This is very bothersome. We then have to stop the car and wait until Annie feels better. My sister is a bookworm and always reads in the car. I’ve tried to tell her that reading in a moving vehicle can bring about nausea, but most of the time she thinks I’m nuts and never listens to me. Maybe she’ll listen to you. Please print my letter. I’m tired of hitting all the truck stops from here to Memphis. — Nameless, Goshen, Ind. Nameless: Your sister has you pegged wrong, at least about this matter. People with queasy stomachs should never read while traveling in a vehicle. It’s almost certain to induce motion sickness. According to Dr. Robert Moore, chairman of the neurology department at New York University, you should check out the car before you go on a trip. Poor ventilation, unpleasant odors and noise all contribute to motion sickness. If the malady strikes anyway, lie back, close your eyes and remain as still as possible. If that doesn’t work, stop the car and let the sufferer take a short walk. As you travel, I suggest that your family make a point of engaging one another in conversation, discussing the scenery or playing games to pass the time. Then Sis won’t feel that she has to bury herself in a book. Dr. Wallace: My best friend owed me a favor and to even things out she said I could borrow her black leather jacket for a month. It was her idea because she knew that I liked the jacket. But last night she called and said she wanted the jacket back. She’d been invited to a party and wanted to wear it that night. Well, it so happens that I’m going out with a guy on our first date, and I had planned to wear it on the same night as her party. Who should wear the jacket? We both agreed to accept your decision. — Margo, Pittsburgh. Margo: Since your best friend loaned you the jacket for 30 days, you should wear it. A deal is a deal! But be aware that you might find a boyfriend, but you could lose a girlfriend. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

20th high school reunion. Last spring, one of my classmates died after a heroic battle with cancer. He was well-loved by his friends and family, and I am wondering if we should invite his widow to the reunion. She did not go to our high school, but many of my classmates know her through her husband and I think they would appreciate her being there. I am hesitating because I’m unsure whether it would be appropriate to invite her, and also how I can ensure that the experience won’t be awkward. Do you think it’s a good idea to invite her? — Wondering in Seattle Dear Wondering: To invite your late classmate’s wife would be a caring gesture. She might be touched that you wanted to include her. Send

the invitation with a personal note telling her you would welcome seeing her — but do not be surprised if she chooses not to attend. P.S. If she doesn’t, send her a copy of the program for that evening with recent pictures of his former classmates, and if there’s a tribute page, be sure her late husband’s name is included on it. Dear Abby: I have been dating the same wonderful man nearly a year now. Although we are not yet engaged, we are headed in that direction and are already discussing wedding plans. His mother, whom I adore, has offered to make my wedding gown. I am ecstatic at the prospect, but I have a question: Should I offer to pay for the material or just accept this

Lichen sclerosus is rare, irritating skin condition Dear Dr. Gott: Please provide any information you have concerning lichen sclerosus. I was diagnosed eight years ago and have visited three doctors, who all agree I have it, but I have not had much help from the medications they have prescribed. Evidently not much is known about the cause of the problem or a cure. Mine is definitely getting worse, and I’m searching for help. I read your column and enjoy your helpful comments. Thank you for any assistance you can provide — even hints about where I could research further on my own would be welcome. Dear Reader: Lichen sclerosus is an uncommon skin condition. It primarily affects the skin of the genitals or anus, but it can occur anywhere on the body and in anyone of any age. It is most prevalent in postmenopausal women. Symptoms include itching (sometimes severe), smooth white spots that may become blotchy and wrinkled, easy bruising or tearing, tenderness of the affected areas, discomfort, bleeding and, in severe cases, blistering or ulcerated lesions. The cause of lichen sclerosus is unknown, but it is thought to be related to either a lack of sex hormones or an overactive immune system. Areas of skin that had previous damage are more likely to be affected if you develop lichen sclerosus. The condition is not contagious, and it cannot be spread to others through sexual contact. Persistent cases might carry an increased risk of skin cancer, but this has not been definitively proved; however, it is still important to have follow-up examinations at least every year. More severe cases may require an exam every six months. Untreated cases are at increased risk for complications. In women with genital involvement, scratching can lead to scarring, which may narrow the vaginal opening, thus affecting the ability and/or desire to have intercourse. In those with blistering, it may become so severe that any pressure on the area becomes unbearable. In men with foreskin involvement, it can lead to tightening and thinning of the area, causing problems urinating and during erections. Treatment depends on location. Many mild cases without involvement of the genitals or anus will disappear on their own. Other areas that require therapy may respond to corticosteroid ointments or creams typically used daily for several weeks with a reduction to a maintenance level of just once or twice in a like period to prevent recurrence. It is important to have regular monitoring because prolonged use of steroids can cause side effects. If this approach fails to work, other options include

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prescription sex hormones, ultraviolet-light treatment (only for nongenital areas) and immune-modulating medications. Men with lichen sclerosus of the foreskin may benefit from circumcision. If you would like to read more about the condition, visit www.MayoClinic.com/ health/lichen-sclerosus/ DS00725. The Mayo Clinic does an excellent job of providing easy-to-understand yet in-depth information about a vast array of medical conditions.

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

generous gift? — Pre-Engaged in Gulfport, Miss. Dear Pre-Engaged: If your boyfriend’s mother is not only embracing you but measuring you for a wedding dress, I’d say you’re further along than “pre-”engaged. And what a marvelous gift she is offering. By all means offer to pay for the material — but I have

a strong suspicion that she’ll refuse to accept any money. From your description, she is a sweetheart.

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


Corporation, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the ChanceryMarch 21, 2011 B6 Monday, The Vicksburg Post Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1467 at Page 312 #210036; and WHEREAS, on the 13th day of October, 2004, New Century Mortgage Corporation, assigned said Deed of Trust unto Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Trustee, on behalf of the Certificate Holders of Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2004-NC3, Mortgage Pass Through Certificates, Series 2004NC3, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1374 at Page 510 Instrument #221274; and WHEREAS, on the 15th day of April, 2005, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday.aforesaid Post Plaza, Chancery1601-F Clerk in North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182. Book 1374 at Page 512 #221275; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 4th day of April, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 Place your classified line ad at p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for Classified line ads are charged according to the cash to the highest bidder, the following described land number of lines. For complete pricing In the event of errors, please call the very first day and property situated in information contact a Classified Sales Warren County, Mississippi, your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be to-wit: Representative today at 601-636-SELL. responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Commencing at the Substitute Trustee's Notice Northwest corner of that of Sale Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are certain Lot conveyed by W. STATE OF MISSISSIPPI L. Baratow and wife to Alex charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, COUNTY OF Warren Mason by deed recorded in No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. WHEREAS, on the 23rd day Book 132 at Page 222 of the The Vicksburg Post classified department is the of November, 2005, and acRecord of Deeds of said knowledged on the 23rd day County and on the South sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. of November, 2005, Robert side of Confederate Avenue J. Clark aka Robert Clark of the Vicksburg National Military Park, and also South aka Robert J. Clark, Jr. and of the Flowers Ridge Road; Betty J. Clark, husband and thence in a southwesterly wife, executed and delivered direction along the South a certain Deed of Trust unto side of Confederate Avenue, Thomas F. Vetters, Trustee ENDING HOMELESSKEEP UP WITH all the lo60 feet to a peg or stake; Runaway Substitute Trustee's Notice SUMMONS BY for Mortgage Electronic RegIN THE CHANCERY cal news and sales...Sub- NESS. WOMEN with chilthence South 310 feet to a of Sale Are you 12 to 17? PUBLICATION istration Systems, Inc., BenCOURT OF WARREN scribe to The Vicksburg dren or without are you in peg or stake; thence in an OF MISSISSIPPI Alone? Scared? IN THE CHANCERY eficiary, to secure an indebt- STATE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Post TODAY!! Call 601- need of shelter? Mountain Easterly direction 60 feet to COUNTY OF Warren Call 601-634-0640 anyCOURT OF WARREN edness therein described, of Faith Ministries/ Wom636-4545, Circulation. DEUTSCHE BANK the Southwest corner of the WHEREAS, on the 3rd day time or 1-800-793-8266 COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI which Deed of Trust is en's Restoration Shelter. Mason Lot, and thence North of November, 2003, and NATIONAL TRUST We can help! DONNA L. ANDERSON recorded in the office of the Certain restrictions apply, 356 feet along the West line acknowledged on the 3rd COMPANY F/K/A One child, 601-661-8990. Life coachChancery Clerk of Warren of the Mason Lot to the place PLAINTIFF day of November, 2003, BANKERS TRUST one day at a time. ing available by appointVS. County, Mississippi in Book of beginning, being part of Marian Daine Gross Brown COMPANY OF ment. CHARLES A. ANDERSON 1563 at Page 824 #228993; Section 27, Township 16, aka Marian Diane Gross CALIFORNIA, N.A., AS DEFENDANT and Range 3 East, Warren Brown and Mattie Lee Gross TRUSTEE FOR LONG County, Mississippi. Lacey, a single person, WHEREAS, by various asNO. 2011-082GN Is the one you BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN LESS AND EXCEPT executed and delivered a signments on record said SUMMONS love TRUST 2001-3 Beginning at the Southeast Deed of Trust was ultimately certain Deed of Trust unto THE STATE OF hurting you? FOUND CHOCOLATE corner of the tract described PLAINTIFF Mortgage Information assigned to U.S. Bank NaMISSISSIPPI LABRADOR. Mt Alban/ in DB 378 at Page 13 thence TO: CHARLES A. VS. Call tional Association as Trustee Services, Trustee for New Warriors Trail area. Century Mortgage run S 75 degrees 32 minutes NO. 2011-040GN for RASC 2006KS1, by inHaven House Family ANDERSON 601-415-1113. Corporation, Beneficiary, to 00 seconds W., 60.0 feet; ANTHONY BURDEN AND strument recorded in the ofYou have been made a Shelter secure an indebtedness thence run N 27 degrees 39 SONYA JONES & fice of the aforesaid Defendant in the suit filed in LOST A DOG? therein described, which minutes 38 seconds W., 601-638-0555 or Step this way to MISSISSIPPI Chancery Clerk in Book Found a cat? Let The this Court by Donna L. Deed of Trust is recorded in 118.0 feet; thence run N 75 1-800-898-0860 1520 at Page 111 Instrument the office of the Chancery DEPARTMENT OF Vicksburg Post help! Anderson, Plaintiff, seeking a degrees 41 minutes 45 the top of Services available to #285568 and Run a FREE 3 day ad! REVENUE Clerk of Warren County, seconds E., 59.29 feet; divorce on the ground of women & children who are 601-636-SELL or e-mail re-recorded in Book 1520 at your field! Job thence run S 28 degrees 00 DEFENDANTS Mississippi in Book 1467 at habitual cruel and inhuman victims of classifieds@vicksburg minutes 50 seconds E., Page 312 #210036; and _______________________ Page 236 INST #285732; treatment, or alternatively, opportunities post.com domestic violence and/or and 118.0 feet to the Point of WHEREAS, on the 13th day SUMMONS irreconcilable differences. homeless: Shelter, counBeginning, all of the above WHEREAS, on the 13th day of October, 2004, New abound in the THE STATE OF LOST CAT! OPENDefendant other than you in seling, group support. described parcel being Century Mortgage of May, 2008, the Holder of WOOD-Lake Forest area. MISSISSIPPI this action are: None (Counseling available by situated in Section 27, said Deed of Trust substitut- Corporation, assigned said HELP WANTED Very shy, long haired, TO: Anthony Burden and Township 16 North, Range 3 You are required to mail or Deed of Trust unto Deutsche appt.) ed and appointed Emily bushy tail female, orange, Sonya Jones hand deliver a written section of East and containing 0.16 Kaye Courteau as Trustee in Bank National Trust brown, black with white You have been made a response to the Complaint paws and tummy. Her front said Deed of Trust, by instru- Company, Trustee, on behalf acres. The Vicksburg Defendant in the suit filed in Together with the right of filed against you in this KEEP UP WITH all the legs- one orange one black. ment recorded in the office of of the Certificate Holders of ingress to and egress from Morgan Stanley ABS Capital this Court by Deutsche Bank local news and sales...action to Mark W. Prewitt, If seen please call 601-636Post Classifieds. the aforesaid Chancery Clerk the above described tract I Inc. Trust 2004-NC3, subscribe to The VicksNational Trust Company f/k/a in Book 1480 at Page 76 In4086. REWARD if conAttorney for Plaintiff(s), over a 10-foot wide Mortgage Pass Through firmed. burg Post Today! Call Bankers Trust Company of whose street address is 914 strument #256983 and right-of-way, being described Certificates, Series 2004601-636-4545, Grove Street, Vicksburg, California, N.A., as Trustee re-recorded in Book 1520 at as follows: Beginning at a NC3, by instrument recorded ask for Circulation. No matter what type of Mississippi, 39183. for Long Beach Mortgage Page 237 INST #285733; point on the South right-ofin the office of the aforesaid work you’re seeking, the YOUR RESPONSE MUST Loan Trust 2001-3, Plaintiff, and Chancery Clerk in Book way line of Confederate Classifieds can help you find seeking new mobile home WHEREAS, default having Classified Advertising 1374 at Page 510 Instrument Avenue, said point marks the BE MAILED OR it! DELIVERED NOT LATER really brings big results! been made in the payments Certificate of Title. #221274; and Northwest corner of Parcel THAN THIRTY DAYS No. One as shown on Defendants other than you in of the indebtedness secured WHEREAS, on the 15th day of April, 2005, the Holder of attached plat; thence run AFTER THE 14th DAY OF by the said Deed of Trust, this action are Anthony said Deed of Trust along the South line of “Credit problems? MARCH, 2011, WHICH IS and the holder of said Deed Burden, Sonya Jones and substituted and appointed Confederate Avenue, N 42 No problem!” of Trust, having requested THE DATE OF THE FIRST Mississippi Department of degrees 19 minutes 10 No way. The Federal the undersigned so to do, on Emily Kaye Courteau as PUBLICATION OF THIS Revenue. seconds E., 12.0 feet; thence Trustee in said Deed of Trade Commission says the 11th day of April, 2011, I You are required to mail or leave said Avenue and run S SUMMONS. IF YOUR Trust, by instrument no company can legally will during the lawful hours of RESPONSE IS NOT SO hand deliver a written 27 degrees 39 minutes 38 remove accurate and timely in the office of the between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 recorded MAILED OR DELIVERED, A information from your credit response to the Complaint seconds E., 186.59 feet to aforesaid Chancery Clerk in p.m., at public outcry, offer JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT report. Learn about managthe North line of Parcel No. Book 1374 at Page 512 filed against you in this for sale and will sell, at the ing credit and debt at Two on attached plat; thence WILL BE ENTERED #221275; and action to Cynthia D. Cohly, West front door of the Warftc.gov/credit run along the North line of AGAINST YOU FOR THE WHEREAS, default having Shapiro & Massey, Attorney ren County Courthouse at A message from said parcel Two, S 75 been made in the payments MONEY OR OTHER for the Plaintiff, whose adVicksburg, Mississippi, for The Vicksburg Post degrees 41 minutes 45 of the indebtedness secured RELIEF DEMANDED IN dress is 1910 Lakeland and the FTC. cash to the highest bidder, seconds W., 11.62 feet to by the said Deed of Trust, THE COMPLAINT. Drive, Suite B, Jackson, MS the following described land the West line of Parcel One; and the holder of said Deed You must also file the 39216. Your response must thence run along the West and property situated in War- of Trust, having requested original of your Response Center For be mailed or delivered not line of Parcel One, N 27 the undersigned so to do, on ren County, Mississippi, towith the Clerk of this Court degrees 39 minutes 38 Pregnancy Choices the 4th day of April, 2011, I later than thirty days after the wit: (plus tax & fees) within a reasonable time seconds W., 179.82 feet to will during the lawful hours of 14TH day of MARCH, 2011, Free Pregnancy Tests All of Lot 4, Belle Meade Up to 5 Quarts, Excludes Diesel and Synthetic afterward. the Point of Beginning and between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 (non-medical facility) Subdivision, Part 1, a subdiwhich is the date of the first Issued under my hand and the end of said easement. It · Education on All With This Coupon vision according to a map or p.m., at public outcry, offer publication of this summons. for sale and will sell, at the is further understood and the seal of said Court, this plat thereof, which is on file Options If your response is not west front door of the Warren agreed that it is our intention the 9th day of March, 2011. and of record in the office of · Confidential Counmailed or delivered, a County Courthouse at that the within Grantees, DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY the Chancery Clerk of Warjudgment by default will be seling Vicksburg, Mississippi, for their heirs and assigns and CLERK OF WARREN ren County, at Vicksburg, entered against you for the cash to the highest bidder, the within Grantees, their Call 601-638-2778 COUNTY, Mississippi, in Plat Book 1 at the following described land heirs and assigns shall have money or other things for appt MISSISSIPPI Page 91, reference to which and property situated in equal rights of ingress and demanded in the complaint. www.vicksburgpregnan/s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. is hereby made in aid of and egress and general use of Warren County, Mississippi, You must also file the cy.com Publish: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28(3t) as a part of this description. said right-of-way and to-wit: original of your response easement. Commencing at the I will only convey such title • Open Saturdays, 7:30am- 2:30pm with the Clerk of this Court I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substi- Northwest corner of that within a reasonable time as is vested in me as certain Lot conveyed by W. tute Trustee. 2135 North Frontage Road afterward. Issued under my Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, L. Baratow and wife to Alex Expires: 5/31/2011 hand and seal of said Court, WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, Mason by deed recorded in this 16th day of March, 2011. this 2nd day of March, 2011. Book 132 at Page 222 of the this 4th day of MARCH, Emily Kaye Courteau Emily Kaye Courteau Record of Deeds of said 2011. Substitute Trustee Substitute Trustee County and on the South (SEAL) 2309 Oliver Road 2309 Oliver Road side of Confederate Avenue Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Monroe, LA 71201 Monroe, LA 71201 of the Vicksburg National Chancery Clerk of Warren (318) 330-9020 (318) 330-9020 Military Park, and also South DMM/F08-1334 County tdp/F04-1783 of the Flowers Ridge Road; Publish: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4(3t) P.O. Box 351 Publish: 3/14, 3/21,3/28(3t) thence in a southwesterly Vicksburg, MS 39181 direction along the South side of Confederate Avenue, By:____________________ 60 feet to a peg or stake; D.C. thence South 310 feet to a Publish: 3/14, 3/21, 3/28(3t) peg or stake; thence in an Easterly direction 60 feet to W E ACCEPT the Southwest corner of the CONSTRUCTION IN THE CHANCERY CASH , CHECKS Mason Lot, and thence North Quality Service at Competitive Prices New Homes COURT OF WARREN 356 feet along the West line AND MOST #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement • I-Phone Repair • Framing, Remodeling, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI of the Mason Lot to the place Vans • Cars • Trucks MAJOR CREDIT Cabinets, Flooring, Get your I-Phone IN THE MATTER OF THE of beginning, being part of •Insurance Claims Welcome• Roofing & Vinyl Siding CARDS . 3G or 3GS and Section 27, Township 16, ESTATE OF MARY B. State Licensed & Bonded Range 3 East, Warren HTC Hero repaired MILLER, DECEASED AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS County, Mississippi. Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Call Cliff at 601-634-1111. JEAN A. ALFORD LESS AND EXCEPT PETITIONER Beginning at the Southeast BOSK & BOWER NO. 2009-130PR corner of the tract described NOTICE TO CREDITORS TREE SERVICE in DB 378 at Page 13 thence CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. Letters of Administration run S 75 degrees 32 minutes 601-636-4813 Stump Removal having been granted to the 00 seconds W., 60.0 feet; State Board of Contractors & Lawn Care thence run N 27 degrees 39 undersigned on the 9th day Approved & Bonded minutes 38 seconds W., of October, 2009, by the 601-529-5752 118.0 feet; thence run N 75 Chancery Court of Warren Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, degrees 41 minutes 45 601-634-9572 County, Mississippi, upon Rock & Sand seconds E., 59.29 feet; the Estate of Mary B. Miller, All Types of Dozer Work Dewey’s thence run S 28 degrees 00 Land Clearing • Demolition Deceased, notice is hereby minutes 50 seconds E., LAWN MOWING SERVICES Simmons Lawn Service Site Development given to all persons having 118.0 feet to the Point of Professional Services & •Lawn Maintenance & Preparation Excavation claims against said Estate to Competitive Prices Beginning, all of the above •Trimming/ Prunning • Landscaping • Septic Systems Crane Rental • Mud Jacking described parcel being present the same to the •Seasonal Cleanups • Irrigation: Install & Repair situated in Section 27, Clerk of this Court for •Rake leaves & remove • Commercial & Residential Township 16 North, Range 3 •Straw/ Mulch IVER ITY ANDYMAN probate and registration Grass Cutting East and containing 0.16 FREE ESTIMATES Licensed • Bonded • Insured according to law, within Joe Rangel - Owner acres. 12 years experience No Job Too Small ninety (90) days from 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 Roy Simmons (Owner) Together with the right of Dewey 601-529-9817 this date, or they will be We’ re not satisfied until You 601-218-8341 ingress to and egress from are. Call today for your forever barred. the above described tract Free Estimate! THIS the 18th day of SPEEDIPRINT & over a 10-foot wide right-of-way, being described December, 2009, All Business OFFICE SUPPLY as follows: Beginning at a /s/ Jean A. Alford point on the South right-ofJEAN A. ALFORD & Service way line of Confederate • Business Cards Publish: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21(3t) River City • FLAGS Avenue, said point marks the Directory Ads • Letterhead Dirt Work, LLC Northwest corner of Parcel • BANNERS No. One as shown on • Dozer / Trackhoe Work Substitute Trustee's Notice • Envelopes MUST BE attached plat; thence run • Dump Truck • of Sale • BUMPER STICKERS • Invoices along the South line of • Bush Hogging • Box Blade STATE OF MISSISSIPPI PAID Confederate Avenue, N 42 • Work Orders • Demolition • Debris Removal COUNTY OF Warren • YARD SIGNS degrees 19 minutes 10 • Lawn Maintenance • Invitations WHEREAS, on the 23rd day IN ADVANCE ! seconds E., 12.0 feet; thence Show Your Colors! • Deliver of November, 2005, and acleave said Avenue and run S Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally (601) 638-2900 knowledged on the 23rd day 27 degrees 39 minutes 38 • Gravel • Sand • Rock of November, 2005, Robert Fax (601) 636-6711 seconds E., 186.59 feet to Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. J. Clark aka Robert Clark the North line of Parcel No. 1601-C North Frontage Road Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) aka Robert J. Clark, Jr. and Two on attached plat; thence 601-529-0894 601-636-SELL (7355) Betty J. Clark, husband and run along the North line of Vicksburg, MS 39180 wife, executed and delivered said parcel Two, S 75 degrees 41 minutes 45 a certain Deed of Trust unto seconds W., 11.62 feet to Thomas F. Vetters, Trustee the West line of Parcel One; for Mortgage Electronic Regthence run along the West istration Systems, Inc., Benline of Parcel One, N 27 eficiary, to secure an indebtdegrees 39 minutes 38 edness therein described, seconds W., 179.82 feet to which Deed of Trust is

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FIND THE CAR YOU HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR IN THE VICKSBURG POST CLASSIFIEDS! 18. Miscellaneous For Sale After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

Come see T-Bone and Jabo. 5 DVD’s for $10, PS2, Xbox 360, games $5 each, VHS 2 for $1, CD’s $2 each, PS3 games $10, Blu ray movies $5 each. Tools on sale, Fishing rods, weed eaters, electoronics. As ALWAYS we pay more for broken or old gold. Riverside Pawn and Jewelry 601-619-1551 • 700 China St.

06. Lost & Found

13. Situations Wanted RESPONSIBLE COUPLE WILL sit with elderly, run errands or do odd jobs. 601-631-1674.

14. Pets & Livestock

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

07. Help Wanted

$1,500 Sign on Bonus Regional Drivers needed Home weekly Benefits after 90 days CDL A with 2 yrs OTR Call Dancor Transit @ 866-677-4333 M-F 8am to 5pm www.dancortransit.com ACCOUNTANT NEEDED. VICKSBURG Manufacturing company needs in house accountant. Send resumes to: Dept 3746 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

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

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

  

DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS REGISTRATION, Monday, March 28th, 7pm, City Park Pavilion. Information/ Pre-Registration, 601-634-0199, 601-456-9709,

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 • For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 • For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 Mini Sch-Nau-Tzu babies. Nice colors, 9 weeks, shots, wormed, CPR registered. Delhi, 318-282-0437.

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FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. NEW ARRIVALS- NEW 5 piece bedroom suite with mattress set, $650. Sofa and love seat, $699. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601-6387191.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street

DRIVERS NEEDED!!! BUSINESS EXPANDING Coomes Produce Company. Class D license and health

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

QUEEN AND KING Size mattress/ box springs. Sleeper sofas. All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

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

card required. Apply in person 9am-1pm. Bring copy of MVR.

1801 Mulberry Street. No phone calls please!

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " LOOKING FOR UTILITY HANDS to start in the Oil/ Gas Industry. Entry level positions start at $680-$780 per week. Sign up for training today. Call 850-2438966. SERVERS NEEDED. ONE year fine dining experience required working days, nights or weekends. Apply in person Wednesday March 23, 2011 12PM-2PM ONLY. TONEY'S RESTAURANT 1903-G Mission 66. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Substance Abuse Counselor needed for juvenile residential facility located in Tallulah, Louisiana. Master's degree in Social work or related mental health counseling field required. Experience working with adolscents preferred. Please fax resume to 318-5744093 or email to janet.moore@christianayc.com No phone calls, please.

12. Schools & Instruction

LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation. Estate Auction April 2 nd! Details at www.msauctionservice.com

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WANTED 1990 FORD Probe GT car for body parts. 601-885-8502. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 25 INCH HOTEL T.V.'s. $49!!!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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

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.

3 BEDROOMS, FRONT and back porches, central air. $425 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1831.

D&D Tree Cutting Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

For Free Estimates call “Big James� at 601-218-7782. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

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NO CREDIT CHECKOwner Finance- Nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath with acre lot $5,000 deposit $550 monthly. 601-941-2952.

34. Houses For Sale

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

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC

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

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26. For Rent Or Lease MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Vicksburg city limits. 601619-9789.

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 A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable. 601-218-1448 or 601-636-2629. NO JOB TOO BIG! BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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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.

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

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

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate www.Lakehouse.com SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

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

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

• Lake Surrounds Community

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust- 1 bedroom- $250 bi-weekly, utilities/ furniture, no electricity $350/ month. 601-456-3842.

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

4 bedroom, 2 bath on Yorktown Road. Over 2,000 square feet. Stocked fishing pond! 601-618-4707.

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

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

28. Furnished Apartments

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

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

601-636-6490

Ask Us.

PERFECT FOR SINGLE. 1 bedroom, 1 bath on private road near River Region. NO pets. Call after 9am. 601-638-4685. SMALL 1 BEDROOM 2519 Washington Street. $400 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-415-7450.

30. Houses For Rent 1455 PARKSIDE, lovely cul-de-sac, $1,350 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King, newly remodeled, $700 monthly. 732-768-5743 or 601-994-4212. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

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

JIM HOBSON

REALTORŽ•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

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601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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

2006 FORD F-250 Extended cab. Maroon, nice truck, good for farm truck or pulling heavy loads. 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. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 39,000 miles. $16,700. Great condition. 601-218-5710.

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.

103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116 vicksburgrealtyllc.com

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

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

35. Lots For Sale

www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available CUSTOM BUILT. 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining/ living. 2800 square feet. 207 Madison Ridge, Littlewood Subdivision. 601636-8673.

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

CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

McMillin Real Estate

Fixer-Uppers

CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

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.

ARNER

REAL ESTATE, INC

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

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY,

2002 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country Van. Runs great, clean, leather. LOW, LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

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

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601.630.8209

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

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

2001 WHITE GRAND Marquis. Good condition , $3,750. 601-831-9477 between 8am- 7pm ONLY.

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

NEAR DOWNTOWN. 2 bedroom, central air/ heat, porches, stove, refrigerator, $450. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1999 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE for sale. Runs good. Everything works. $2,000 or best offer. 601-218-6425.

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.

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231

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

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

2150 South Frontage Road

40. Cars & Trucks

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

Member FDIC

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

SPECIAL!

J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-738-0856

• LIVE MUSIC • Every Saturday 9pm-1am

19. Garage & Yard Sales 15. Auction

29. Unfurnished Apartments

DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE!

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

24. Business Services

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

for people with a plan!

Do you know exactly what you want in a home? Do you long for unique surroundings that perfectly reflect your style? Find the home of your dreams in the Vicksburg Post Classifieds

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

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY OME UT TYODAY YCOU ’LLCWHECK ANT TUOSMOAKE OUR YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HHOME HERE ERE OME H

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

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

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

and

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

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com


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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

The GM Certified 12-Month/12,000-Mile Warranty is four times better than Chrysler, Ford and Toyota.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!!!

PLUS, on all OnStar

All of our GM Certified Used Vehicles have been through a 117 point inspection by our factory trained technicians. Most have new tires and brakes!!!

and XM Radio equipped GM Certified Used Vehicles get 3 MONTHS FREE.

CERTIFIED TRUCKS 2007 GMC CANYON CREW CAB #8309A .........$16,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 EXT CAB #3271P ..........................................$19,995 2007 GMC SIERRA 1500 #3250P ..............$21,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB #3259P ..$23,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 EXT CAB Z71 4X4 #3283P ................................$24,995 2007 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3277P ...................................$26,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3272P ...................................$27,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3269P ...................................$28,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3273P ...................................$28,995

2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3265P ...................................$28,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3263P ...................................$28,995 2009 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB Z71 LTZ #3276P ........................$30,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 2500HD EXT CAB DURAMAX DIESEL #8276A ......................$34,995

2008 GMC YUKON #8325A ........................$28,995 2009 CHEVY TAHOE #8227A ......................$38,995

CERTIFIED CARS 2007 CHEVY MALIBU #3268P ....................$10,995 2007 CHEVY COBALT #3261P ....................$10,999 2007 CHEVY MALIBU #3267P ...................$11,995 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #3240P ....................$12,995 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #3258P ....................$12,995 2009 CHEVY COBALT #3260P ....................$12,999 2008 CHEVY IMPALA #3278P ....................$13,995 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #3274P ....................$13,995 2008 CHEVY IMPALA #8143A ....................$13,995 2008 CHEVY IMPALA #3270P ....................$14,995 2010 CHEVY IMPALA #3199P ....................$16,995 2009 CHEVY IMPALA #3200P ....................$16,995 2008 BUICK LaCROSSE #3280P ................$19,995

CERTIFIED SUV’S 2006 CHEVY EQUINOX #8145B ..................$13,995 2006 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #3221P ............$13,995 2007 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #3220P ............$14,995 2006 CHEVY EQUINOX #3227P ..................$14,995 2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #8157AB...........$15,995 2008 CHEVY EQUINOX #3253PA .................$16,995 2007 CHEVY TAHOE #3287P ......................$26,995 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE #3215P ...................$27,995

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