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House sends health care overhaul to Obama Three of four Mississippi congressmen vote against it

Health care bill passes by slim margin The House passed a $940 billion health care bill, 219-212, which cleared the Senate in late-December. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature. A reconciliation bill containing a package of fixes was also approved by the House and now awaits a Senate vote. Each square equals one vote

Democrats 219

Republicans 178

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats’ improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses and administrations have failed, jubilant House Democrats voted 219-212 late Sunday to send legislation to Obama that would extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans, reduce deficits and ban insurance company practices such as denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

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President Barack Obama addresses the nation Sunday night as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Three of four Mississippi congressmen voted against the bill. Rep. Bennie Thomspson, a Democrat who represents Warren County, part of Hinds and much of the Delta, voted for it. Reps. Gene

Taylor and Travis Childers, both Democrats, and Republican Rep. Gregg Harper voted against it. Childers’ office issued a press release in which the congressman said, “My oppo-

sition to this bill lies largely in its high cost, especially in today’s economy.” Hours after the historic vote Sunday night, Obama addressed the nation in a televised speech.

“This is what change looks like,” Obama said in remarks that stirred memories of his 2008 campaign promise of “change we can believe in.” “We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people.” Obama will travel outside Washington Thursday as he now turns to seeing a companion bill through the Senate and selling the health care overhaul’s benefits on

behalf of House lawmakers who cast risky votes. It is most likely that he will sign the bill on Tuesday, but the plans are not yet final, said a senior administration official. Obama’s young presidency received a much-needed boost from passage of the legislation, which would touch the lives of nearly every American. The battle for the future of the health insurance system — affecting one-sixth of the economy — galvanized Republicans and conservative activists looking ahead to November’s See Health care, Page A7.

Jail escapee Attorney retraces steps taken in civil rights work picked up in Chicago 40 yeArS lATer

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When Peter Swords came to Mississippi 44 years ago to help free jailed civil rights workers, he didn’t know it would change his life, but it did. Last week, the attorney came back to retrace his steps. “I had a radical conversion when I came down here. I lost interest in making money or anything like that. I got very interested in people trying to do things for other people – social service groups,” said Swords, now 74. “I would not be teaching nonprofit law today if I had not come down here.” As a lawyer with the firm of Cadwalder, Wickersham & Taft in New York City, Swords was assigned to work with a Jackson law office led by Denison Ray in 1966 and 1967. He worked on cases in Port Gibson and Grenada. “The Claiborne County story about civil rights is a real miracle,” he said. “They would arrest the movement people and try to get them to jail where they would not cause any trouble,” he said. “Our job was to go down and get them out of jail.” During that time, he represented Port Gibson resident Rudolph “Rudy” Shields, jailed during the voter registration movement, and 14 school-aged children, jailed in Grenada for trespassing at a movie theater. He said he traveled to both cities last week but was unable to visit with any of the people he had represented. Swords did not win the Shields case in Claiborne County, but he was able to get the 14 released in Grenada — just after the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law came to the state. President John F. Kennedy, whose campaign included a

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ary Baptist Church on East Pearl and Waters streets. During last week’s visit to Grenada, he had hoped to talk with the 14 on how they felt about peeking out of a candy store window as 30 law officials with shotguns and rifles were trying to scare the group, “which they did quite effectively,” Swords said. Instead, he visited Bell Flower, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had once delivered a message. In Vicksburg through today, Swords and his wife, Brenda, toured the Vicksburg National

A prisoner who escaped from the Warren County Jail Wednesday after beating a jailer was captured this morning in Chicago, Sheriff Martin Pace said. Leon Bryant, 33, 4920 Halls Ferry Road, was arrested without incident just before 6 by the U.S. Marshals Great Lakes Task Force, Pace said. Bryant was found at the apartment of an acquaintance on the Leon west side of Chicago, Bryant the second location in the city that officials had checked for the fugitive, the sheriff said. “We had begun receiving information Friday that he was in the Chicago area,” Pace said today. Bryant had been wanted in Warren County on 2008 charges of selling cocaine. He had been caught Tuesday afternoon after returning here from Texas on a Greyhound, and held in the county jail overnight. When jailer Kenneth Robinson picked up laundry the next morning from Bryant’s cell block on the second floor, Bryant overpowered and attacked him, Pace said. He fled using the elevator to the basement level, touching off a manhunt throughout the city and county. Robinson was treated at River Region Medical Center for cuts and swelling to his head and then released. Bryant was in the Cook County Jail, Pace said. He will have an extradition hearing,

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Attorney Peter Swords of New York sits at Ahern’s Belle of the Bends Sunday, talking about his return

to the state where he represented civil rights workers 40 years ago and changed his life’s ambitions.

‘I had a radical conversion when I came down here. I lost interest in making money or anything like that.’ Peter SwordS aTTorney pledge to end racial segregation laws common in the South, called for lawyers and young associates at large law firms in areas such as New York and Philadelphia to address the problem in the South. Swords said authorities were committing a federal crime by infringing on Civil Rights Act of 1964, passed after Kennedy was assassinated, which provided rights to public accommodations,

such as restaurants, motels and movies, on a race-neutral basis. “One of the most exciting things, I mean the scariest part of my life, was after I came back to Jackson. Two or three days later, I’m sent back up to Grenada with affidavits for these kids to sign,” Swords said. He was greeted by a bomb scare at the law office’s Grenada headquarters at Bell Flower Mission-

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Former suspect in Cole’s killing held for shoplifting

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The Vicksburg man who was arrested and later freed on a murder charge in the killing of a retired police officer has been arrested on a felony shoplifting charge. Tyler Lee Smith, 51, 3112 N. Washington St., was arrested at 8:56 a.m. Saturday at The Klondyke, 100 N. Washington St., and charged with third offense shoplifting, Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Smith is accused of taking a pack of peanut butter/cheese crackers valued at 50 cents and a pack of Pecan Spinwheels Sweet Rolls valued at 75 cents from the restaurant, Williams said. He was in the Issaquena County Jail pending an initial court appearance this morning. Smith had been freed since Jan. 29 when the Warren County grand jury declined to indict him in the killing and robbery of retired Vicksburg Police Assistant Chief Walter Cole 16 months earlier.

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A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning on drug charges. Hunter T. Ashley, 18, 96 Ashley St., was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Saturday by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia, jail records said. He was being held without bond.

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Michael Watson, 12, the son of Michael and Matilda Watson, bundles up against the cold wind as he walks along Washington Street to meet his mother at a friend’s house Sunday. The second day of spring was marked by

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snow falling several times and temperatures dipping to a low of 36 and a high of only 40. Rain remained in the forecast for today, but sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s are forecast to return by Tuesday.

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Southside Baptist — Revival, 6 tonight-Friday, 7 p.m.; Evangelist Don Savell, speaker; Ronnie Lacaze, song leader; 601-631-0047; 95 Baptist Drive. St. Alban’s Episcopal — Lenten contemplative prayer, 4:306 p.m. Tuesday; Soup dinner, 6 p.m. Wednesday; Lenten Arts Program, Bovina Baptist Bell Choir, 7 p.m. Wednesday; 5930 Warriors Trail. St. Mark Free Will Baptist — Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; the Rev. J.D. MaGee, interim pastor; 2606 Hannah St. New Mount Elem — Fellowship services, 7 p.m. TuesdayThursday; the Rev. Percy Turner, speaker; various choirs, New Mount Elem choirs and praise dancers; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. Gospel Temple M.B. — Sunday school fundraiser, chicken and fish dinners, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; eat in or carry out; 601-2187199 or 601-634-0759; 1612 Lane St. Jackson Street M.B. — Women’s conference: 6 p.m. Friday, Evangelist Hope Evans, speaker; the Revs. John W. Carroll Sr. and Mike Wesley Sr.; Marq Powell and Voices of Christ; Saturday: 9 a.m. brunch; tickets $10; Betty Tyler and Fredessa Sharp, speakers.

clubs Vicksburg Kiwanis — No meeting Tuesday. Hinds Community College Preview Night — 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday; all district offices including financial aid will be represented; Angel Powell, 601-857-3744; Vicksburg-Warren campus. Jackson Audubon Society — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Dave Hill, falconer, see live raptors; Eudora Welty Library, 300 N.

State St. Openwood Garden — 7 p.m. Tuesday; 5 Beauregard Drive. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Lions — No Wednesday meeting; cookout Thursday at Jerry Dean home. WCHS Class of 1980 — Reunion planning, Wednesday; classmate participation welcome; reunion, June 11-12; 601-218-6747 for more information. Dance workshop — 11 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Street Community Center; sponsored by Blue Icez dance team; free, but $20 donation to be eligible for drawings, door prizes; Paula Cox, 601415-4057 or 601-883-6031. Retired Education Personnel of Vicksburg-Warren County — Scholarship applications for college students majoring in teacher education; available at school district’s instructional services office and Hinds Community College or Walter Sheriff, 601638-7812; application deadline, May 14.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Tuesday: 9 a.m., computer class; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., oil painting and card games. Overeaters Anonymous — 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays; www.oa.org; 1315 Adams St. Relay for Life — Team meeting, 5:30 tonight; Bowmar Baptist Church; warren_county_relay@yahoo.com. Not Tonight, Deer — 5:30-7 tonight; free seminar with Jim Brannon and Ann Sherard, Master Gardener; WC Extension; 601-636-5442.

Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Summer Youth Football Camp — June 7-10; $120, limited to first 40 registered; 601-636-2256 or bobby.smithhart@vicksburgcatholic.org.

BENEFITS Birdie, Bogey and Boogie for Kids — 6-person golf scramble; 1 p.m. Friday, Vicksburg Country Club; dinner, silent auction, dancing to follow — $25 at the door; 601262-8037; proceeds to benefit Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg.

boil water Culkin Culkin Water District has issued a boil water notice for one area and lifted notices in two others. Customers along Dusty Road and Redhawk Road are being urged to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for two minutes. Notices issued last week have been lifted for those on Oak Ridge Road north of Northeast Fire Station and customers along Bud Martin Road.

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Fire damages Vicksburg home A Vicksburg home was damaged by fire late Saturday night. Vicksburg fire inspector Leslie Decareaux said a neighbor reported at 10:16 p.m. that flames were coming from a home at 4206 Halls Ferry Road. She said the fire, which began in the kitchen, was accidental. No one was home and no injuries were reported.

TVs, purses missing in weekend thefts Three residential burglaries and two auto burglaries were reported in the city during the weekend. An assortment of jewelry valued at $625 was reported missing at 1:02 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 1200 block of Harrison Street. A 25-inch RCA TV valued at $300, a 25-inch Sharp TV valued at $300 and a 19-inch Apex TV valued at $150 were reported missing at 10:42 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 70 block of Spout Spring Road. A TV valued at $250 was reported missing at 5:28 p.m. Sunday from a home in the 20 block of King Street. A black Prada purse valued at $300 was reported missing at 3:54 p.m. Sunday from a 1991 Honda Accord in the 2400 block of Oak Street. A purse and its contents were reported missing at 9:18 p.m. Friday from a 1998 Mercury in the 4000 block of Washington Street.

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Child hit by car in fair condition A 10-year-old Vicksburg boy hit by a Chevrolet Blazer Friday afternoon was in fair condition this morning at University Medical Center in Jackson, said spokesman Peggy Wagner. Reginald Sims, 1322 Spring St., was crossing Clay Street with his younger brother at Fifth North Street around 3:30 p.m., Reginald’s mother, Felicia Hill, said today. The driver of the Blazer, Jeannette Patterson, age and address unavailable, told Vicksburg patrolman Curtis Judge, she did not see the children. Judge did not say if Patterson was cited. Reginald was taken to River Region Medical Center. His mother said he underwent surgery there Friday to remove his spleen and then was airlifted to UMC. At UMC he had a second surgery Sunday to repair his broken right leg, Hill said. He also was being treated for other injuries in the intensive care unit, but expected to make a full recovery, his mother said. Two others injured in separate wrecks Friday were also at UMC this morning. Alexus Mitchell, 8, address unavailable, was a passenger in a Chevrolet Ventura van carrying day-care students on North Washington Street when it was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler. Alexus was in fair condition, Wagner said. Also, Lakendra McGrew, 23, 6006 Pattison-Hermanville Road, Pattison, who was driving a 2009 Nissan Altima involved in a wreck on U.S. 80 at a private driveway, was in good condition today, Wagner said.

Man cut in fight remains at UMC A Vicksburg man cut after an argument Saturday evening was in good condition at University Medical Center this morning, said spokesman Peggy Wagner. Stanley Harris, age and address unavailable, was stabbed by Terrance Copeland, 51, 1210 Roosevelt St., police Chief Walter Armstrong said. Copeland was arrested Saturday night and charged with aggravated assault. He was being held in the Issaquena County Jail pending an initial court hearing this morning.

In Memory Of Mr. Robert B. Hills, Sr. 6/19/1917 - 3/22/1999 It has been 11 years since you left us, but the 50 years God gave us together will live on in my heart. I miss you so much and will always love you. You were a good husband and father. I think of you every day, but we know that God loved you best. Mrs. Ruby Hills - Wife Children and Grandchildren.


Monday, March 22, 2010

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Jobs lost as farmers move from cotton to corn LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Fields of white cotton once stretched as far as the eye could see across the fertile Mississippi Delta, but now many of those acres are flush with green corn stalks. U.S. cotton production peaked in 2005 and has been sliding since as farmers switch from growing fiber to food. The reasons are many. Corn prices have been strong, and it’s more profitable because it takes less labor to produce. Corn’s lower production costs also make it a less risky investment than cotton. Cotton production dropped about 53 percent in the fivestate Mid-South region from 2005 through 2008 as farms converted to corn and soybeans. Job losses followed. Economists estimate for every three jobs needed to produce cotton, only one is needed to grow corn or soybeans. It’s difficult to say how many jobs have been lost, but the shift is real, and rural economies are feeling the effect, said Darren Hudson, director of the Cotton Economics Research Institute at Texas Tech. Some cotton gins have closed. Others have been dismantled and shipped overseas. “It’s sort of a permanent loss in that infrastructure, and it’s hard to overcome that if you go back the other direction,” Hudson said. “It wasn’t the old gins that shut down. It was the new ones because they were leveraged more,” with much higher debt. Growers using the remaining gins to separate cotton fiber from seeds saw prices go up as gin owners raised fees to cover maintenance

the field to the gin yard, bringing it into the gin, running the gin and delivering ginned cotton to warehouses and mills means fewer paychecks. Businesses that supply fertilizer and other chemicals are selling less. “You’re reducing the amount of money that’s being spent in the local economy,” Hudson said.

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The sun sets on a cotton field south of Lubbock, Texas. costs on old facilities and loan payments on new ones. Some growers also faced higher transportation costs because they had to go farther to find an open gin. Most cotton jobs are in postproduction, and that’s where losses have been greatest. Yazoo Planters Gin Co., near Yazoo City, Miss., went from ginning as many as 20 farmers’ cotton to four, president Bernie Jordan said. While the gin once ran 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it now operates 10 hours per day, five days a week. As many as 30 workers manned the gin when it ran around the clock; now there are no more than 10. “They’re gone for good,” Jordan said of the jobs. “We are in this area traditionally cotton-oriented and the infrastructure is built around cotton. Once the infrastructure goes away, it’s just too expensive to make that investment to get it back.” Since 2006, the number of gins in the U.S. has dropped

from 835 to an estimated 700, said Harrison Ashley, of the National Cotton Ginners Association. Jordan, who also grows cotton, shifted his focus gradually. But in the past three years, he went from growing 70 percent cotton and 30 percent grains to 40 percent cotton and 60 percent corn. Part of the incentive came from the ethanol boom, which helped push corn prices to about $4.50 a bushel, nearly double what they were before the Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a renewable fuels standard and mandated use of ethanol in gasoline. Competition among livestock producers for feed for cattle, poultry and hogs also kept corn prices strong. Cotton prices weren’t weak, but corn required less labor, fertilizer and chemicals to grow and harvest. The shift in production has had a dramatic effect on some rural communities. Fewer workers hauling fiber from

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Cooler weather slows down mudbug season on Coast BILOXI (AP) — Coast seafood shop owners say below-freezing temperatures in January have made crawfish scarcer, keeping prices higher. Todd Rosetti of Quality Seafood in Biloxi said that the ponds are producing about half of what they should be. Those ponds lie near the Louisiana-Texas state line and took

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Vicksburg Warren School District The Vicksburg Warren School District will hold a public hearing on its proposed school district budget for fiscal year 2011 on March 25, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. in the board room at the Vicksburg Warren School District Administrative Offices, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS. At this meeting, a proposed ad valorem tax effort increase will be considered. The Vicksburg Warren School District is now operating with projected total budget revenue of $82,252,162. (30.91 percent) or $25,423,800, of such revenue is obtained through ad valorem taxes. For next fiscal year, the proposed budget has total projected revenue of $74,436,015. Of that amount, (32.50 percent) or $24,192,226, is proposed to be financed through a total ad valorem tax levy. For the next fiscal year, the Vicksburg Warren School District plans to increase your ad valorem tax millage rate by 0.00 mills from 46.20 mills to 46.20 mills.

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JACK VIX SAYS: Mississippi’s delegation was 3-1 against.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 A layer of quicksand in Pecan Levee causes it to break. • The steamer Belle of Memphis, with Capt. Henry Keith on the roof and John J. Hermann in the office, arrives from Natchez. She made the run, including 11 landings, in nine hours and 20 minutes.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Dr. G.Y. Hicks and bride, former Miss Baldwin of Canton, are at home on Monroe Street.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The autoists here are generally obeying the law according to Police Judge William Waggener. • Alderman P.M. Harding refers to Alderman Frank Barber as “the watchdog of the treasury.”

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 The Rev. Charles E. Woodson preaches at Bolton. • Jake Ehrman is buried here.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Fred Robinson is named president of the Post-Herald Carrier Boys Club. • A bulletin board is presented to the American Legion by Joe Palermo.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Capt. Tom Anderson is a patient at Vicksburg Hospital. • Mrs. John Welsch and son, of New Orleans, arrive to spend Easter.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Raymond Junior College is the scene of a night blaze that destroys the three-story science building. • L.C. Latham is chairman of the special groups committee during the American Red Cross drive for funds.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Dent are vacationing on the Gulf Coast. • Myles Ray Price dies. • Gregory Peck stars in “Snows of Kilimanjaro” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Neil S. Arthur and children are visiting in Biloxi. • H.V. Cooper High School presents a musical, “Carousel,” at the school auditorium. • Barbara Streisand stars in “Funny Girl” at the Joy Theatre. • Sister M. Ignatius Cullinane celebrates the 60th anniversary of her profession as a Sister of Mercy.

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30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Lisa George is initiated in to Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists, at Mississippi University for Women. • Cindy Purser of Vicksburg is initiated into Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Mississippi.

It’s as tough a topic as health care It hasn’t been enough for President Barack Obama to maintain a determined attempt to take over 17 percent of the U.S. economy with a health care reform bill riddled with flaws and built on faulty assumptions. He’s also been interspersing appearances with pledges to “clean up” in another difficult area: immigration. Indeed, even as health care reform legislation was rising to its crescendo, immigration protesters appeared in the national capital to demand action.. As with health care, Obama acknowledged the difficulty of the issue but said “that’s not an excuse for those of us who were sent here to lead.” In an apparent reference to fellow Democrats who were wavering on health care reform, Obama said, “We can’t just give up because the politics are hard.” What is at stake in this debate, he said, is “not just our ability to solve this

problem, but our ability to solve any problem.” He concluded with a fiery plea regarding health care reform: “Let’s get it done.” Obama knows well that the culture of Washington is based on poll numbers and how a given action impacts one’s re-election prospects. Lawmakers need to put politics aside, he said, and do the right thing now and then. The president is correct that lawmakers are too driven by politics. We only wish that Obama would channel his tenacity in more useful and constructive directions and the pursuit of meaningful immigration reform would be worthwhile. Polls show a majority of Americans in favor of a comprehensive approach as opposed to the discredited “enforcement only” route preferred by congressional Republicans in 2006 and 2007. That didn’t work then, and it would not work now. We need to

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look at the problem in full. We need to make it easier for employers to know who is eligible to work and punish those who flout the law. We need to fix the immigration system so that people can enter the United States legally. As with health care, simple goals are easier said than done. Obama promised to work toward comprehensive reform in his first year. Unfortunately, he didn’t keep that promise. Instead, he spent time, energy and capital on health care reform that will not achieve the goals he set out to achieve. Pro-immigrant activists have lost patience with the White House, and called Sunday’s march on Washington to draw attention to the issue. We hope for a better outcome on immigration. No legislation will make everyone happy, but forced solutions have little chance to succeed.

Ergon Marine employees rescue three Georgia Tech University students after their homemade raft capsizes just north of the Louisiana overlook. • Deputies John Dolan and Jason Moody are featured destroying two dozen guns confiscated by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Lorene Arnold, with the City of Vicksburg, is awarded the Certified Public Purchasing Officer designation. • Vicksburg Post basketball players of the year are E.J. Willis, girls, and Herman Griffin, boys. • Alexandra Elaine Williams celebrates her first birthday.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

State should offer thanks for Fordice, Moore Former Gov. Kirk Fordice and former Attorney General Mike Moore formalized their mutual disdain the day after Fordice took the oath as Mississippi’s chief executive in January 1992. Today, however, at least in fiscal terms, the state owes both men an almost equal amount of gratitude. Fordice had operated a construction business in Vicksburg that filled a lot of federal contracts. Moore, born in Jackson, already had one term under his belt after being elected as Mississippi’s youngest-ever attorney general in 1987. The day after the swearing-in, Fordice called all the other elected heads of executive departments together for a meeting and started giving what amounted to marching orders. Most of Fordice’s dealings with government had been with the federal system in which presidents do, indeed, have cabinet members to do their bidding. The “new guy” didn’t understand that Mississippi elects

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The state might be looking at a shortfall of more than $600 million — a third larger — if it weren’t for the separate actions of two former officials who pulled in opposite directions during their entire public careers.

lots of top-tier state officials independently, including the lieutenant governor. These folks not only don’t answer to the governor, many are positioning themselves eventually to take the governor’s job. Now Moore was a Democrat and Fordice was a Republican, but their differences ran far deeper. Fordice was “big business” personified. Although Moore had made his name as a district attorney and prosecutor, his No. 1 supporter was rising plaintiffs’ attorney Richard “Dickie”

Scruggs of Pascagoula. With Moore’s blessing and with Scruggs at the helm of the case, Mississippi sued tobacco companies, seeking to recover for the state treasury all the Medicaid and other public dollars that had been and would be spent treating people with tobaccorelated illnesses. Fordice fought this litigation with everything he had. First, he ordered Moore to drop the case. Then he sought a court order declaring a state couldn’t sue anybody unless

the chief executive agreed. The Constitution, however, is clear. An attorney general is the state’s top lawyer and has the exclusive right to sue anyone, anywhere, anytime, whether a governor likes it or not. Well, as we all know, Big Tobacco settled with Mississippi in a precedent-setting case for the nation. After an initial payment of $170 million, the tobacco firms agreed to keep paying a share of what they make off smokers for 25 years. Checks have been at least $100 million per year. Now, while Fordice struck out with Moore, he did win a round with the Legislature. Where lawmakers had been adopting budgets allocating every expected tax dollar, Fordice persuaded them to create a cushion by allocating only 98 percent of estimated income. A reserve or “rainy day fund” would be created in case state income failed to meet projections. Last week, Gov. Haley Barbour, reacting to the growing gap between

what the state expected to receive this year and actual income, ordered a fifth round of budget cuts that will trim this year’s spending to $413 million below the total budget set last June. Already spent in the budget are this year’s $109 million check from big tobacco and about $100 million of the rainy day fund. What that means is that all else aside, the state might be looking at a shortfall of more than $600 million — a third larger — if it weren’t for the separate actions of two former officials who pulled in opposite directions during their entire public careers. Funny how these things work out, isn’t it? •

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Clinton tells Jewish organization Israeli building hurts peace WASHINGTON (AP) — New Israeli construction on land claimed by the Palestinians threatens peace efforts and undermines America’s ability to help end the ArabIsraeli conflict, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told a leading Jewish organization today.

In a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Clinton said that Israel’s recent announcement of new housing in east Jerusalem exposed differences between the U.S. and the Jewish state that others could exploit. She defended the Obama administration’s strong criticism of

the move because she said it hurt attempts to launch indirect peace talks. “We objected to this announcement because we are committed to Israel and its security, which we believe depends on a comprehensive peace,” Clinton said. Israeli Prime Minister Benja-

min Netanyahu speaks to the group this evening. Clinton got a polite but muted response to most of her remarks, and loud approval when she talked tough on Iran. The secretary vowed that the Obama administration will not accept a nuclear armed Iran

and is working on sanctions “that will bite” to press it to come clean about its suspect atomic program. Clinton said parts of Iran’s government are “a menace” to the Iranian people and the Middle East. Israel considers Iran a mortal threat in its backyard.

Health care Key measures of the health care bill

Congressional Democrats have released a final version of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul bill in advance of a House vote planned for Sunday. Some of the main features of the legislation, which makes changes to the bill the Senate passed on Christmas Eve. How many covered 32 million uninsured. Major coverage expansion begins in 2014. When fully phased in, 95 percent of eligible Americans would have coverage, compared with 83 percent today. Insurance mandate Beginning in 2014, almost everyone is required to be insured or pay a fine. There is an exemption for the poor. Insurance market reforms Insurers barred from placing lifetime dollar limits on policies or from denying coverage to children with pre-existing medical problems. Parents could keep children on their policies up to age 26. In 2014, insurers barred from denying coverage to anyone with pre-existing condition or charging them more, or from charging more for women. New high-risk pool would offer coverage to uninsured with medical problems until 2014, when coverage expansion kicks in. Medicaid Expands federal-state insurance program for the poor to cover people with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, $29,327 a year for a family of four. Childless adults would be covered for the first time, starting in 2014. Taxes Beginning in 2018, taxes health care plans costing at least $10,200 for individuals and $27,500 for families. Increased Medicare payroll tax on investment income and wages for individuals making more than $200,000, or married couples above $250,000. Prescription drugs Gradually closes “doughnut hole” coverage gap in the Medicare prescription drug benefit that hits seniors who have spent $2,830. When it is eliminated in 2020, seniors will still be responsible for 25 percent of the cost of their medications until Medicare’s catastrophic coverage kicks in. Employer responsibility Larger employers to pay $2,000-per-employee fee if the government subsidizes their workers’ coverage. Companies with 50 or fewer workers are exempt. Subsidies Tax credits for purchasing insurance available on a sliding scale for households making up to four times the federal poverty level, $88,200 for a family of four. Premiums for a family of four making $44,000 would be capped at around 6 percent of income. How you choose your health insurance Beginning in 2014, small businesses, the self-employed and the uninsured could pick a plan offered through new state-based purchasing pools. People working for medium-to-large firms would not see major changes. Abortion The bill tries to maintain a strict separation between taxpayer dollars and private premiums that would pay for abortion coverage. No health plan would be required to offer coverage for abortion. In plans that do cover abortion, policyholders would have to pay for it separately. States could ban most abortion coverage in plans offered through the exchange.

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Robert Donerson Services for Robert “Bill” Donerson will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. John Carroll Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from Robert 1 until 6 p.m. donerson Tuesday at the funeral home with family present from 5 until 6. Mr. Donerson died Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at Patient’s Choice Medical Center in Port Gibson. He was 59. A Vicksburg native, he graduated in 1972 from Rosa A. Temple High School. He received a carpentry degree from Hinds Vocational Center. He was a member of Christian Home No. 1 Baptist Church. Mr. Donerson worked as a carpenter in Louisiana, Illinois and various areas in Mississippi. He was

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Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, the top-ranking black member of the House. GOP lawmakers attacked the legislation as everything from a government takeover to the beginning of totalitarianism, and none voted in favor. “Hell no!” Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, shouted in a fiery speech opposing the legislation. “We have failed to listen to America and we have failed to reflect the will of our constituents.” Thirty-four Democrats also voted “no” on the Senatepassed bill. Sunday night’s votes capped an unpredictable and raucous weekend at the capitol, with Democratic leaders negotiating around the clock for the final votes as hundreds of protesters paraded outside, their shouts of “Kill the Bill! Kill the Bill!” audible within the Capitol. A last-minute deal with a

employed by Stone and Webster Co. at Grand Gulf. He was a member of Carpenters Local Union 303. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Donerson Sr.; his maternal grandparents, Natlee Kelly and Frank Williams; his paternal grandparents, Robert “Bob” and Mary Harris Donerson; and a brother, Donald Donerson. Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Claudia Ellen Donerson of Vicksburg; one daughter, Makita Donerson Gillespie of Forney, Texas; his mother, Thelma Williams Donerson of Vicksburg; five sisters, Mary D. Gaines of Vicksburg, Patricia D. Maniece of Detroit, Linda D. Hardaway of Jonesboro, Ga., Tricia Smith of Peachtree, Ga., and Thea D. Fox of Gary, Ind.; six brothers, Ronald Donerson and Larry Donerson, both of Vicksburg, Spencer Donerson of Fairburn, Ga., Darren Donerson of Oswego, Ill., Karl Donerson of Springfield, Va., and Todd Donerson of Omaha, Neb.; one granddaughter; and cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Mary Lou Harris, Herbert Jackson and members of the Gaines, Williams, Curtis, Reed and Holmes families.

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Continued from Page A1. midterm elections. A companion package making a series of changes sought by House Democrats to the larger bill, which already passed the Senate, was approved 220-211. The fix-it bill will now go to the Senate, where debate is expected to begin as early as Tuesday. Senate Democrats hope to approve it unchanged and send it directly to Obama, though Republicans intend to attempt parliamentary objections that could change the bill and require it to go back to the House. Sen. John McCain said this morning that Democrats have not heard the last of the health care debate, and said he was repulsed by “all this euphoria going on.” McCain, who was Obama’s GOP rival in the 2008 presidential campaign, said that “outside the Beltway, the American people are very angry. They don’t like it, and we’re going to repeal this.” McCain, who is in a tough Republican primary fight in his home state, said the GOP “will challenge it every place we can,” and said there will be reprisals at the polls, in Congress and in the courts. The complicated two-step approval process was made necessary because Senate Democrats lost their filibuster-proof supermajority in a special election in January, a setback that caused even some Democratic lawmakers to pronounce the yearlong health care effort dead. Under the relentless prodding of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in particular, it was gradually revived, and the fix-it bill will be considered under fast-track Senate rules that don’t allow minority party filibusters. “We will be joining those who established Social Security, Medicare and now, tonight, health care for all Americans,” said Pelosi, D-Calif., partner to Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the grueling campaign to pass the legislation. “This is the civil rights act of the 21st century,” added

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critical group of anti-abortion lawmakers Sunday afternoon sealed Democrats’ victory. The leader of the anti-abortion bloc, Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., didn’t get to add stricter anti-abortion language to the underlying bill, but was satisfied by an executive order signed by Obama affirming current law and provisions in the legisla-

tion that ban federal funding for abortions except in cases of rape, incest or danger to the life of the mother. Republican abortion foes said Obama’s proposed order was insufficient, and when Stupak sought to counter them, a shout of “baby killer” was heard coming from the Republican side of the chamber. Far beyond the political ramifications — a concern the president repeatedly insisted he paid no mind — were the sweeping changes the bill held in store for Americans, insured or not, as well as the insurance industry and health care providers. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said the legislation awaiting the president’s approval would cut deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade. For the first time, most Americans would be required to purchase insurance, and face penalties if they refused. Much of the money in the bill would be devoted to subsidies to help families at incomes of up to $88,000 a year pay their premiums. The second measure, which House Democrats demanded before agreeing to approve the first, included enough money to close a gap in the Medicare prescription drug coverage over the next decade, starting with an election-season rebate of $250 later this year for seniors facing high costs. It also included sweeping changes in the student loan program, an administration

priority that has been stalled in the Senate for months. For the president, the events capped an 18-day stretch in which he traveled to four states and lobbied more than 60 wavering lawmakers in person or by phone to secure passage of his signature domestic issue. He also postponed an overseas trip to remain in Washington and push for the bill. Obama watched the vote in the White House’s Roosevelt Room with Vice President Joe Biden and dozens of aides, exchanged high fives with Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, and then telephoned Pelosi with congratulations. Now Obama will have to sell the bill to the public, and a White House aide said he was likely to take at least one trip this weekend to emphasize the legislation’s benefits. The measure would also usher in a significant expansion of Medicaid, the federalstate health care program for the poor. The insurance industry, which spent millions on advertising trying to block the bill, would come under new federal regulation. Parents would be able to keep children up to age 26 on their family insurance plans. To pay for the changes, the legislation includes more than $400 billion in higher taxes over a decade and cuts more than $500 billion from planned payments to hospitals, nursing homes, hospices and other providers that treat Medicare patients.

throughout the state as well as find the children, now about 55 or 60 years old. Swords graduated from Harvard in 1957 and from Columbia Law School in 1962. He was a counselor for the Income Tax Bureau at the New York City Finance Administration from 1966 to 68; a program officer for the Council on Legal Education for Professional Responsibility from 1968 to 1972; an associate dean for Columbia Uni-

versity School of Law from 1972 to 1987; an instructor for Columbia University School of the Arts; and executive director and president of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York from 1987 until his retirement in 2000. Swords wrote “Charitable Real Property Tax Exemptions in New York State” in 1981, and he co-authored “The Costs and Resources of Legal Education” with Frank K. Walwer in 1974.

Swords Continued from Page A1. Military Park and Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street, where Brenda Swords’ great-great-uncle Stephen Patterson ministered from 1847 to 1853. They were particularly interested in seeing a monument erected in his honor at the church. Swords teaches at Columbia University School of Law and Teachers College at Columbia University and practices with a team for Indian Saint Amma, the “hugging saint” in southwest India. “She is the absolute manifestation of altruism in helping people and caring for people,” he said. Swords said he hopes to return to Mississippi with one of his two daughters and visit the friends he has made

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Vehicles navigate floodwater over Interstate 29 Sunday in Harwood, N.D.

Red River hits crest, begins to recede in Fargo FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Red River crested in Fargo Sunday without doing major damage as flood fears started to recede. The river topped out at just under 37 feet, or 19 feet over flood stage on Sunday afternoon — well below the city’s flood defenses, the National Weather Service said. “We’re bobbling downward,” weather service spokesman Greg Gust said. He said the river appeared to be starting a “very slow decline through the remainder of the day.” The Red spilled from its banks last week due to runoff from a rapid snowmelt, but it did not rise nearly as much as it did last year when recordbreaking floods forced thousand to evacuate the region. City officials have been on the brink of declaring victory this year, and the region was hoping for mostly dry weather

to speed the river’s fall by week’s end. The forecast was cooperating, with only a small chance of rain in sight over the next few days. That was good news to residents of North Dakota’s largest city, who worried that the Red could stay at its crest for several days, straining temporary levees and sandbag dikes. Flooding this year has been limited mostly to areas just along the Red River in Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., where 3-feet-high piles of sandbags have prevented the water from reaching homes. Some yards, bike paths and sports fields have flooded — but without major damage. In rural areas outside Fargo, more widespread overland flooding from the Red River’s smaller tributaries submerged several farm fields and washed out a few roads.

Toyota shareholders sue over fallen stock price MIAMI (AP) — Toyota shareholders incensed over a sudden drop in the Japanese automaker’s stock price are heading to court with lawsuits claiming company executives deliberately misled investors and the public about the depth of accelerator problems in millions of its vehicles. At least three proposed class-action lawsuits filed by Toyota investors say the company gave false initial assurances that the sudden acceleration problem was a simple matter of floor mats trapping gas pedals, helping prop up the stock price. The shareholder cases are part of an avalanche of potentially costly lawsuits against Toyota Motor Corp. over the acceleration issue, including those filed by crash victims and their families and those brought by Toyota owners contending their vehicles are

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The Supreme Court will not let a high school student sue because school officials refused to let her play an instrumental version of “Ave Maria” at her graduation. The high court today refused to hear an appeal from Kathryn Nurre. She wanted to play “Ave Maria” — Hail Mary in Latin — with the band’s wind ensemble at the Henry M. Jackson High School graduation in 2006. The Everett, Wash., school refused to let them perform the song, saying a similar religious-themed song had already gotten complaints. Nurre sued, but the federal courts threw out the lawsuit. Judges said it was reasonable for a school official to prohibit the performance of an obviously religious piece.

New challenge rejected from Gitmo detainees The Supreme Court has rejected a new appeal from the Chinese Muslim detainees at Guantanamo Bay who want the government to give them a 30-day notice of where they will be sent when they are released. The Chinese Muslims, or Uighurs, and detainees from

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Justices to mull appeal of $14M judgment The Supreme Court said it will consider New Orleans prosecutors’ appeal of a $14 million judgment to a former death row inmate who accused them of withholding evidence to help convict him of murder. The court said today it will get involved in a case that divided the federal appeals court in New Orleans 8 to 8. At issue is whether the New Orleans district attorney’s office can be held liable for the actions of prosecutors in the case of John Thompson. He spent 18 years in prison and once came within weeks of being executed before he was acquitted in a 2003 retrial in the killing of a hotel executive.

Court refuses second carp injunction request The Supreme Court has turned down a second request to immediately close shipping locks to prevent invasive Asian carp from infesting the Great Lakes. The court today refused a renewed request by Michigan to issue a preliminary injunction that would order the locks closed. The justices turned down the original request in January. Asian carp have been migrating up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers toward the Great Lakes, swarming waterways leading to Lake Michigan. Scientists fear that if they reach the lakes, they could disrupt the food chain and endanger the $7 billion fishery. The biggest Asian carp can weigh 100 pounds and consume up to 40 percent of

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Mid-majors rise up in NCAA tourney By The Associated Press

march madness Sunday’s scores • West Virginia 68, Missouri 59 • Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69 • Duke 68, Cal 53 • Purdue 63, Texas A&M 61, OT • Ohio State 75, Georgia Tech 66 • Michigan St. 85, Maryland 83 • Syracuse 87, Gonzaga 65 • Xavier 71, Pittsburgh 68 Tournament schedule/B2

Not so long ago, having Butler and Xavier among the last 16 teams in the NCAA Tournament would have spawned feel-good stories about the plucky mid-major conferences and the wonderful hoops democracy that is March Madness. This year, those teams barely caused a buzz outside their own campuses, mostly because they’re regulars at a party with a rather eclectic guest list. It starts with No. 9 Northern Iowa, the team that sent tournament favorite Kansas packing. There’s No. 12 Cornell, dominating Wisconsin 87-69 on

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Sunday and pushing the Ivy League as far in the tournament as it’s been since 1979. There’s No. 11 Washington, a familiar name that was underrated because the Pac-10 had a dreadful year. There’s No. 10 Saint Mary’s, a team that won its conference tournament simply to get in, then validated that with two more victories. How’s that for some good underdog stories? “I think we get underestimated night in, night out,” said Saint Mary’s big man Omar Samhan. “It’s hilarious and we love it. We like

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A Cornell fan holds up a sign before Sunday’s 87-69 win over Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament. that people underestimate ourselves night after night. We don’t look like much. We don’t pass the eye test but we know what it takes to win.” As do No. 5 Butler and No. 6 Xavier — two of five midmajor teams to advance to See Tourney, Page B3.

STARKVILLE — Greg Byrne has taken the job as athletic director at Arizona. Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum announced today that the formal announcement will be made Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz. Byrne could not be immediately reached for comment, but in his resignation letter released by the school he said he did not immediately pursue the job at Arizona. “It is important for me to convey to you that I did not pursue this opportunity. In fact, my initial reaction was to discourage any future interest. It took several conversations, and much

prayer on my part, but their overwhelming interest was apparent as time moved along,” Greg Byrne’s Byrne letter read. Keenum said he offered Byrne a new financial package but was turned down. The 38-year-old Byrne is a 1994 graduate of Arizona State and earned a masters degree from Mississippi State in 2009. He was hired by MSU in February 2008.

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SIDELINES Twins sign Mauer, lose closer Nathan MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer is staying home. The AL MVP agreed to a $184 million, eight-year contract extension with Minnesota on Sunday that includes a full no-trade clause, a massive deal that shows the Twins are no longer spending like a small-market club. The deal covers the 201118 seasons and is the fourth largest — both in total value and average salary — in major league history. Mauer will make $12.5 million this year in the final season of a $33 million, four-year deal and will earn $23 million in each of the following eight seasons under the extension. The team said on Sunday evening that neither Mauer nor team officials would comment until a news conference scheduled for 6 p.m. today. Along with the good news Sunday, the Twins got a dose of bad. Closer Joe Nathan will miss the 2010 season because of an elbow injury that will require surgery. Nathan, who leads the major leagues with 246 saves since 2004, made the decision after playing catch with Twins pitching coach Rick Anderson for 10 minutes on Sunday. Nathan hopes to have surgery to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow within two weeks. The 35-year-old right-hander went 2-2 with a 2.10 ERA and a careerbest 47 saves last season.

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Lady Bulldogs on to second round By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Down nine points with less than five minutes remaining against one of the nation’s best offensive teams, Mississippi State knew from experience what would save its season. The same kind of clampdown defense that an NCAA Tournament opponent applied on the Bulldogs to end their season a year ago. Alexis Rack and Chanel Mokango led a frantic rally at both ends of the court and the Bulldogs surged back for a 68-64 victory over Middle Tennessee State and national scoring leader Alysha Clark in an NCAA Dayton regional first-round game Sunday. The seventh-seeded Bulldogs (20-12), who trailed by 15 points in the first half, held Clark and the Blue Raiders scoreless over the final 4:39. It was a reversal of the Bulldogs’ 68-64 second-round loss to Ohio State last year, when the

WOmEN’S BaSkETBaLL On TV Tuesday 6 p.m. ESPN2 Mississippi State vs. Ohio State Buckeyes trailed 58-54 before holding Mississippi State without a point during the final 6:43 of a 68-64 victory. Now, conveniently enough, Ohio State and Mississippi State meet again Tuesday in another second-round game. The second-seeded Buckeyes (31-4) beat St. Francis, Pa., 93-59 earlier Sunday. “We’re pleased we made a stand and found a way to win,” Mississippi State coach Sharon FanningOtis said. “You have to play with confidence and expectations.” Especially on defense. See Bulldogs, Page B3.

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Mississippi State’s Diamber Johnson (3) celebrates with teammates Alexis Rack (2) and Mary Katheryn Govero after they beat Middle Tennessee State 68-64 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Sunday. Mississippi State advanced to face Ohio State in the second round on Tuesday night.

Johnson gets first win at Bristol By The Associated Press BRISTOL, Tenn. — The record book is pretty clear when it comes to Bristol Motor Speedway: Kurt Busch is good at the bullring, Jimmie Johnson is not. So of course Busch had Sunday’s race circled as a place to make up ground on Johnson, the four-time Sprint Cup champion. And Johnson, most likely, figured his annual Bristol frustrations would continue. Both were wrong. Johnson grabbed his first career win Sunday at Bristol with a masterful final 10 laps, denying Busch a victory in a race he had dominated. “To pour my heart and soul into this race to beat (Johnson), I was trying to hit my marks every lap. I feel exhausted, I feel disappointed,” said Busch, a five-

NaSCaR On B2 Results, points standings time winner at Bristol. Johnson knocked Bristol off his to-do list by plowing from sixth to first in just three laps. His previous best finish in 16 starts was third. “You walk into this facility and look around, and you want to run well,” Johnson said. “It’s really been a downer for me to walk through the gates, look around, ’Man, I’m going to (stink) today.’ I really had that mindset coming here.” That changed last season when Johnson led laps in both Bristol races, grabbing a pair of top-10 finishes while giving him an idea how to get around the concrete track.

“I started building my confidence,” he said. “Those two races gave us clear direction where to work, me a clear direction on how to drive the car.” And that’s all he needed with 10 laps to go after a late caution ruined Busch’s clear shot at victory. Busch led 278 laps and had a decent gap on Johnson when NASCAR called a debris caution with 17 laps remaining. All the leaders headed to pit road, and Busch and Johnson both took four tires on the final stop. Greg Biffle, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart all took two tires, giving them the first four positions on the restart. Busch was fifth, Johnson was sixth and the race resumed with 10 laps to go. Kenseth’s difficulty getting

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Tiger gives first interviews since crash Tourney Continued from Page B1.

By Jim Litke The Associated Press Tiger Woods acknowledged “living a lie,” saying he alone was responsible for the sex scandal that caused his shocking downfall from global sporting icon to late-night TV punchline. “It was all me. I’m the one who did it. I’m the one who acted the way I acted. No one knew what was going on when it was going on,” Woods told the Golf Channel in one of two interviews Sunday night. A second one was aired on ESPN, which will also televise the first two rounds of the Masters. Woods plans to end four months of seclusion and return to golf at the tournament next month. Talking about those plans marked the only time he smiled during either interview. “I’m sure if more people would have known in my inner circle, they would have stopped it or tried to put a stop to it,” he told the Golf Channel. “But I kept it all to myself.” Later in the same interview with reporter Kelly Tilghman, Woods refers to his serial adultery by saying, “I tried to stop and I couldn’t stop. And it was just, it was horrific.” Woods answered questions on camera for the first time since his early morning car crash last November, yet again divulged few details about the crash, his marriage, his stint in a rehabilitation clinic or his personal life. Woods insisted those matters would remain private, just as he had in a statement on his Web site right after his crash and again Feb. 19 when he apologized on camera in front of a handpicked audience but took no questions. “A lot of ugly things have happened. ... I’ve done some pretty bad things in my life,” he told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. Last week, a woman who claims to be one of Woods’ mistresses released an embar-

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In a photo from television, Tiger Woods speaks during an interview with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, left, near Woods’ home in Windermere, Fla. It was the first interview Woods has given since a sex scandal unfolded around him late last year.

gOLf rassing transcript of text messages she said he sent her. Woods admitted that four months of nearly nonstop public ridicule had caused him shame. “It was hurtful, but then again, you know what? I did it,” he told the Golf Channel. “And I’m the one who did those things. And looking back on it now, with a more clear head, I get it. I can understand why people would say those things. Because you know what? It was disgusting behavior. It’s hard to believe that was me, looking back on it now.” Woods announced Dec. 11 that he would take an “indefinite break” from golf and was in a Hattiesburg clinic from

the end of that month until early February. Asked by ESPN to describe the lowest point, he replied, “I’ve had a lot of low points. Just when I didn’t think it could get any lower, it got lower.” The interviews were conducted at Isleworth, the gated community in Windermere, Fla., where Woods lives. Golf Channel’s Tilghman said Woods’ wife, Elin, was not present and “it’s still in question whether she will attend the Masters.” Woods had asked that the interview not be aired until the PGA tournament being played Sunday was finished. Golf Channel spokesman Dan Higgins declined to speculate whether release of the embarrassing text messages

influenced the timing of the interview. “I can’t speak for them,” he said. “I have no idea.” Jim Furyk, who is both a friend and rival of Woods, called the interviews “part of that natural progression before he comes back.” Furyk was handed a transcript shortly after winning the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. He characterized what he read as “pretty much the same stuff that we already knew, but I think it’s good for him to get his face out there and have people see him. “They are going to make their judgments,” he added, “but I think it allows him to kind of move on and get focused for the next thing.”

Kentucky pounds Ole Miss in series finale From staff reports Ole Miss had to settle for a series win instead of a sweep in its first Southeastern Conference series of the season. Braden Kapteyn hit two home runs and finished 3-for-5 with six RBIs as Kentucky hammered Ole Miss 12-3 in the final game of the weekend series. Chris Bisson was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored and Keenan Wiley homered for Kentucky (15-5, 1-2 SEC), which dropped the first two games of the series. The Wildcats scored three runs in the first inning, one in the third and three more in the fifth before blowing it open with a five-run sixth inning. Kapteyn’s second three-run homer of the day gave Kentucky a 12-1 lead in the sixth. “We didn’t do well in any phase of the game today. We didn’t hit, pitch or field well,”

COLLEgE BaSEBaLL Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “You have to credit Kentucky, though. They came out swinging today. I Braden thought we Kapetyn had a shot after the first inning.” Kevin Mort was 3-for-4 and Tim Ferguson had two hits for Ole Miss (15-5, 2-1).

USM vs. La. Tech, ppd. Sunday’s series finale between Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech was postponed because of snow flurries and cold weather. There were no immediate plans to reschedule the game.

LSU 5, Arkansas 1

Florida 4, MSU 1

Solo homers by Mikie Mahtook and Trey Watkins, along with an outstanding performance by starting pitcher Chris Matulis propelled LSU (16-3, 2-1 SEC) to its sixth consecutive regular-season series victory over Arkansas (13-5, 1-2). LSU is 15-5 against the Razorbacks in that span. Matulis (3-0) allowed one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He had a career-high six strikeouts.

Florida’s Austin Maddox hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Gators finished a weekend sweep of Mississippi State. In all three wins Florida (16-3, 3-0 SEC) scored at least three runs in an inning to take the lead, and all three times it was in the sixth inning or later. The Bulldogs left 13 runners on base Sunday, including 10 after the sixth inning.

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Among those joining Kansas on the sideline: No. 2 Villanova, No. 3 Georgetown and No. 3 Pittsburgh, three of six Big East teams to go out. In the Midwest on Friday, Northern Iowa will face Michigan State and No. 2 Ohio State plays No. 6 Tennessee. In the East on Thursday, No. 1 Kentucky plays Cornell while Washington faces No. 2 West Virginia. In the South semifinals Friday, No. 3 Baylor will play Saint Mary’s, while No. 1 Duke plays No. 4 Purdue. And the West is mid-major country: No. 2 Kansas State advanced to play Xavier, and No. 1 Syracuse will play Butler on Thursday. Double-digit seeds won 11 games over the first two rounds. Other double-digit winners included No. 10 Georgia Tech of the Atlantic Coast, Missouri of the Big 12 and, of course, Washington of the Pac-10. “I don’t think there’s the mid-major anymore when you get into the NCAA Tournament,” said Ohio State coach Thad Matta, who used to coach Xavier.

Bulldogs Continued from Page B1. Mokango not only scored 20 points, 16 in the second half, but she had 14 rebounds and two blocked shots while helping to limit Clark — who has been unstoppable for weeks — to 17 points. Clark averaged 44 points in three Sun Belt Conference victories and had been held below 30 only once in 10 games while raising her average to 28.7. “I haven’t seen anybody guard her one-on-one,” Fanning-Otis said. At least until now. “She’s played against big kids like that all year long,” Blue Raiders coach Rick Insell said of the 5-foot-10 Clark, who often posts up low on the blocks. “I’ve seen her do some extraordinary things. But it was pretty aggressive (defense).” At one point, Mokango told Fanning-Otis, “Coach, I’m trying, I’m trying. ... It’s the best defense we’ve ever played.” “Her wingspan makes it tough to shoot over,” a tearyeyed Clark said of the 6-foot-5 Mokango. “We let up on defense and we weren’t getting shots.” Rack and Mokango teamed for all but six of Mississippi State’s 40 points in

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN - Preseason, New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - NIT, second round, Connecticut at Virginia Tech 8 p.m. ESPN - NIT, second round, Dayton at Cincinnati WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA Tournament, second round, LSU at Duke 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA Tournament, second round, Georgia vs. Oklahoma State NHL 6 p.m. Versus - Pittsburgh at Detroit

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Golf Furyk cruises to win at Transitions Championship PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Jim Furyk showed the nerves of a player trying to win for the first time on the PGA Tour. Considering how long it had been since his last victory, it felt that way. Furyk closed with a 2-under 69 on Sunday for a one-shot victory over K.J. Choi in the Transitions Championship, his first victory since the 2007 Canadian Open. Furyk finished at 13-under 271 and won for the 14th time in his career, moving to No. 6 in the world. Choi, who started three shots out of the lead, was tied with Furyk through seven holes until a twoshot swing on the par-3 eighth. Choi never got any closer until the final hole. He closed with a 4-under 67, but his runner-up finish should be enough to move him to No. 47 in the world and give him a good chance to get into the Masters.

College basketball Houston coach Penders to announce resignation HOUSTON — The Houston Chronicle is reporting basketball coach Tom Penders will resign. Citing an unidentified source, the newspaper reported Penders’ decision to step down came after a meeting Sunday with athletic director Mack Rhoades. The Chronicle said Penders will announce his resignation today. Houston reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1992, but lost to Maryland 89-77 in the first round of the Midwest Regional on Friday night. In more than 30 years as a head coach, including stints at Texas, Rhode Island, George Washington, Fordham and Columbia, Penders has won 648 games.

Baseball Dodgers grant release to Gagne GLENDALE, Ariz. — Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has been granted his release by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck said Gagne asked for his release Sunday, six days after he was reassigned to their minor league camp. Gagne had an out clause and could have become a free agent but initially accepted the assignment. The 2003 Cy Young winner spent last year in the minors, pitching in the independent Can-Am League. The 34-year-old Gagne had a 20.25 ERA in three outings during spring training, allowing six runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 23 1948 — Alex Groza and Ralph Beard combine for 26 points to lead Kentucky to a 58-42 win over Baylor in the NCAA basketball championship game. 1994 — Wayne Gretzky scores his 802nd goal, passing Gordie Howe as the greatest goal-scorer in NHL history. The Los Angeles Kings center scores in the second period for his 62nd NHL record. 2002 — Iowa State’s Cael Sanderson becomes the first undefeated four-time champion at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Sanderson beats Lehigh’s Jon Trenge, 12-4, to win at 197 pounds and finish his career with a perfect 159-0 record. 2007 — Kobe Bryant becomes the second player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in four straight games when he scores 50 in the Lakers’ 111-105 win at New Orleans. Only Wilt Chamberlain has more, scoring at least 50 points in seven consecutive games during the 1961-62 season.

Spring Training

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

college baseball Team Overall SEC Florida............................16-3................................3-0 South Carolina..............16-4................................3-0 Vanderbilt......................16-4................................1-2 Kentucky........................15-5................................1-2 Tennessee.....................10-10..............................0-3 Georgia..........................8-12................................0-3

West

Team Overall SEC Auburn...........................14-5................................3-0 Ole Miss.......................15-5................................2-1 Alabama........................16-2................................2-1 LSU................................16-3................................2-1 Arkansas........................13-5................................1-2 Mississippi St..............11-9................................0-3 Sunday’s Games Kentucky 12, Ole Miss 3 Florida 4, Mississippi St. 1 South Carolina 4, Tennessee 0 LSU 5, Arkansas 1 Auburn 19, Georgia 3 Vanderbilt 5, Alabama 4 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Xavier at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Auburn at Samford, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Lipscomb at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. McNeese State at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Southern Miss.............13-5................................0-0 Tulane............................15-6................................0-0 Central Florida...............13-8................................0-0 UAB...............................10-7................................0-0 East Carolina.................11-8................................0-0 Rice...............................11-9................................0-0 Houston.........................9-9..................................0-0 Marshall.........................8-9..................................0-0 Memphis........................9-11................................0-0 Sunday’s Games East Carolina 16, Monmouth 2 Tulane 8, Saint Mary’s 2 Central Florida 6, Presbyterian 1 Memphis 13, Tennessee Tech 9 Rice 9, San Diego 8 Arizona State 6, Houston 5 Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, ppd., weather Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Houston at Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m. Marshall at Virginia, 4 p.m. High Point at East Carolina, 5 p.m. UAB at Kennesaw State, 5 p.m. UCF at Miami, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Tulane, 6 p.m. Rice at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Ole Miss at Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Sunday’s Games Kentucky 12, Ole Miss 3 Florida 4, Mississippi St. 1 Alcorn St. 20, Alabama A&M 2 Millsaps 15, Hendrix College 3 Alabama St. at Miss. Valley St., ppd., rain Delta St. at Christian Bros., ppd., weather Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech, ppd., weather Tuesday’s Games Tougaloo at Alcorn St., Noon and 3 p.m. Delta St. at Mississippi Valley St., 2 p.m. SE Louisiana at Jackson St., 6 p.m. Belhaven at Millsaps, 6 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games LSU-Alexandria at MVSU, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Tougaloo at Jackson St., 3 p.m. William Carey at Delta St., 4 p.m. Saint Louis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

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W x-L.A. Lakers.................52 d-Denver........................47 d-Dallas.........................46 Utah...............................45 Phoenix..........................44 Oklahoma City...............42 San Antonio...................41 Portland.........................42 Houston.........................36 Memphis........................37 New Orleans.................33 L.A. Clippers..................26 Sacramento...................24

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Second Round Saturday Kentucky 90, Wake Forest 60 Washington 82, New Mexico 64 Sunday West Virginia 68, Missouri 59 Cornell 87, Wisconsin 69 Regional Semifinals At Syracuse, N.Y. Thursday West Virginia vs. Washington, 6:27 p.m. Kentucky vs. Cornell, 8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA

SOUTH REGIONAL

Southeastern Conference East

W y-Cleveland....................56 x-Orlando.......................49 x-Atlanta........................45 d-Boston........................45 Milwaukee......................38 Miami.............................36 Charlotte........................35 Toronto..........................34 Chicago.........................32 New York.......................25 Indiana...........................24 Philadelphia...................24 Detroit............................23 Washington....................21 New Jersey...................7

Golden State.................19 50 .275 32 1/2 Minnesota......................14 56 .200 38 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Sunday’s Games Houston 116, New York 112 Indiana 121, Oklahoma City 101 Sacramento 102, L.A. Clippers 89 Cleveland 104, Detroit 79 Atlanta 119, San Antonio 114, OT L.A. Lakers 99, Washington 92 Phoenix 93, Portland 87 Today’s Games Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dallas at New Orleans, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Boston at Utah, 8 p.m. Memphis at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Denver at New York, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.

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Second Round Saturday Saint Mary’s, Calif. 75, Villanova 68 Baylor 76, Old Dominion 68 Sunday Duke 68, California 53 Purdue 63, Texas A&M 61, OT Regional Semifinals At Houston Friday Saint Mary’s, Calif. vs. Baylor, 6:27 p.m. Duke vs. Purdue, 8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA

MIDWEST REGIONAL

Second Round Saturday Tennessee 83, Ohio 68 Northern Iowa 69, Kansas 67 Sunday Ohio State 75, Georgia Tech 66 Michigan State 85, Maryland 83 Regional Semifinals At St. Louis Friday Ohio State vs. Tennessee, 6:07 p.m. Northern Iowa vs. Michigan State, 8:37 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA

WEST REGIONAL

Second Round Saturday Kansas State 84, BYU 72 Butler 54, Murray State 52 Sunday Syracuse 87, Gonzaga 65 Xavier 71, Pittsburgh 68 Regional Semifinals At Salt Lake City Thursday Syracuse vs. Butler, 6:07 p.m. Kansas State vs. Xavier, 8:37 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA ———

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Second Round Today Nevada at Rhode Island, 5 p.m. Connecticut at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. Kent State at Illinois, 7 p.m. Dayton at Cincinnati, 8 p.m. Quarterfinals Tuesday Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss, 6 p.m. North Carolina vs. UAB, 8 p.m. Wednesday Illinois-Kent State winner vs. Dayton-Cincinnati winner, TBA Virginia Tech-Connecticut winner vs. NevadaRhode Island winner, TBA

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament DAYTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday St. John’s 65, Princeton 47 Florida State 75, Louisiana Tech 61 Sunday Ohio State 93, St. Francis, Pa. 59 Mississippi State 68, Middle Tennessee 64 Connecticut 95, Southern U. 39 Temple 65, James Madison 53 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Virginia 67 Iowa State 79, Lehigh 42 Second Round Today St. John’s at Florida State, 6 p.m. Tuesday Connecticut vs. Temple, 6:06 p.m. Ohio State vs. Mississippi State, 6:11 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Iowa State, 8:40 p.m.

MEMPHIS REGIONAL

First Round Saturday LSU 60, Hartford 39 Duke 72, Hampton 37 Tennessee 75, Austin Peay 42 Dayton 67, TCU 66

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Georgetown 62, Marist 42 Baylor 69, Fresno State 55 Sunday San Diego State 74, Texas 63 West Virginia 58, Lamar 43 Second Round Today Dayton at Tennessee, 6 p.m. LSU at Duke, 6 p.m. Georgetown vs. Baylor, 9:05 p.m. Tuesday San Diego State vs. West Virginia, 8:40 p.m.

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SACRAMENTO REGIONAL First Round Saturday Texas A&M 84, Portland State 53 Gonzaga 82, North Carolina 76 Oklahoma State 70, Chattanooga 63 Georgia 64, Tulane 59 Iowa 70, Rutgers 63 Stanford 79, UC Riverside 47 Sunday Vanderbilt 83, DePaul 76, OT Xavier 94, ETSU 82 Second Round Today Iowa vs. Stanford, 8:35 p.m. Oklahoma State vs. Georgia, 8:40 p.m. Texas A&M vs. Gonzaga, 8:40 p.m. Tuesday Vanderbilt vs. Xavier, 6:06 p.m.

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round Saturday Michigan State 72, Bowling Green 62 Kentucky 83, Liberty 77 Sunday Vermont 64, Wisconsin 55 Notre Dame 86, Cleveland State 58 Nebraska 83, Northern Iowa 44 UCLA 74, N.C. State 54 Arkansas-Little Rock 63, Georgia Tech 53 Oklahoma 68, South Dakota State 57 Second Round Today Michigan State at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Tuesday Vermont vs. Notre Dame, 6:16 p.m. Nebraska vs. UCLA, 8:35 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Oklahoma, 8:45 p.m.

MISSISSIPPI STATE 68, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 64 MIDDLE TENNESSEE (25-6)  Brown 5-14 0-0 14, Clark 7-17 3-4 17, Lymon 3-8 3-4 11, Pickel 4-14 0-0 11, Lanning 4-11 0-0 11, Stewart 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-64 6-8 64. MISSISSIPPI ST. (20-12)  Mokango 9-12 0-0 20, Rack 6-15 5-7 21, Lumanu 4-10 4-4 12, Grimes 4-10 0-0 8, Govero 1-5 0-0 3, Kalonda 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Washington 0-1 0-0 0, Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 9-11 68. Halftime—Middle Tennessee 30-28. 3-Point Goals—Middle Tennessee 12-36 (Brown 4-10, Lanning 3-8, Pickel 3-12, Lymon 2-5, Clark 0-1), Mississippi St. 7-20 (Rack 4-9, Mokango 2-3, Govero 1-3, Kalonda 0-1, Lumanu 0-1, Grimes 0-3). Fouled Out—Clark, Pickel. Rebounds—Middle Tennessee 34 (Clark 14), Mississippi St. 41 (Mokango 14). Assists—Middle Tennessee 19 (Pickel 6), Mississippi St. 16 (Rack 5). Total Fouls—Middle Tennessee 14, Mississippi St. 9. A—5,156.

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Points standings 1. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 774 2. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 773 3. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 760 4. Greg Biffle...................................................... 750 5. Tony Stewart.................................................. 685 6. Kurt Busch..................................................... 677 7. Jeff Burton..................................................... 677 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 621 9. Paul Menard.................................................. 614 10. Kyle Busch................................................... 606 11. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 603 12. Clint Bowyer................................................. 601

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EASTERN CONFERENCE

GP y-Washington...72 d-Pittsburgh.....72 d-Buffalo..........71 New Jersey.....71 Ottawa.............72 Philadelphia.....72 Montreal...........72 Boston.............71 Atlanta.............72 N.Y. Rangers...72 Florida..............71 Carolina...........72 N.Y. Islanders..72 Tampa Bay......72 Toronto............72

Sunday At Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol, Tenn. Lap length: .533 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (4) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500 laps, 132.4 rating, 190 points, $199,978. 2. (11) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 500, 107.1, 175. 3. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 500, 140.3, 175. 4. (25) Greg Biffle, Ford, 500, 116.4, 165. 5. (7) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 96.8, 155. 6. (8) Carl Edwards, Ford, 500, 88, 150. 7. (18) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 500, 90.3, 146. 8. (17) Jamie McMurray, Chevy, 500, 105.9, 142. 9. (38) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500, 76.4, 138. 10. (14) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 500, 97.9, 139. 11. (33) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500, 72.2, 130. 12. (19) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 500, 88, 127. 13. (36) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 500, 87.7, 129. 14. (5) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 91.6, 121. 15. (28) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 500, 80.4, 118. 16. (21) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 500, 74, 115. 17. (23) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 500, 70.3, 112. 18. (12) Paul Menard, Ford, 500, 82.6, 109. 19. (15) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500, 63.7, 106. 20. (37) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 500, 54, 103. 21. (43) Bobby Labonte, Chevy, 500, 49.4, 100. 22. (32) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 499, 43.6, 97. 23. (16) David Gilliland, Ford, 499, 46.4, 94. 24. (31) David Stremme, Ford, 498, 48.6, 91. 25. (41) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 498, 44.9, 88. 26. (6) Juan P. Montoya, Chevy, 498, 86.1, 90. 27. (1) Joey Logano, Toyota, 495, 92, 87. 28. (42) Kevin Conway, Ford, 492, 34.8, 79. 29. (30) David Ragan, Ford, 483, 61.7, 76. 30. (34) Casey Mears, Chevrolet, 483, 33.5, 73. 31. (29) Scott Speed, Toyota, 480, 55.6, 70. 32. (22) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 477, 54.2, 67. 33. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 448, 63.9, 64. 34. (24) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 432, 55.5, 61. 35. (13) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 408, 89.6, 58. 36. (20) Regan Smith, accident, 329, 47.7, 55. 37. (40) Terry Cook, Dodge, brakes, 285, 30, 52. 38. (10) David Reutimann, engine, 113, 81.8, 49. 39. (27) Aric Almirola, brakes, 59, 34.9, 46. 40. (26) Clint Bowyer, Chev., engine, 56, 45.6, 43. 41. (39) Michael Waltrip, suspension, 46, 35.7, 40. 42. (3) Dave Blaney, accident, 40, 28.3, 37. 43. (35) Joe Nemechek, rear gear, 30, 25.4, 34. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 79.618 mph. Time of Race: 3 hours, 20 minutes, 50 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.894 seconds. Caution Flags: 10 for 103 laps. Lead Changes: 29 among 8 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ku.Busch, 10 times for 278 laps; J.Johnson, 3 times for 84 laps; G.Biffle, 5 times for 78 laps; J.Montoya, 4 times for 29 laps; B.Keselowski, 2 times for 26 laps; J.Burton, 2 times for 2 laps; J.Logano, 2 times for 2 laps; T.Stewart, 1 time for 1 lap. ———

OT 10 6 10 4 5 5 7 12 11 9 11 8 10 12 12

Pts 106 90 88 88 79 79 79 76 75 71 69 68 68 68 64

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GF 283 224 200 189 194 212 196 176 218 186 186 201 189 188 192

GA 203 205 180 169 212 199 198 181 230 197 209 226 222 225 238

GP W L OT Pts GF GA d-Chicago........71 45 19 7 97 234 179 d-Phoenix........73 46 22 5 97 201 179 d-Vancouver....72 44 24 4 92 236 187 San Jose.........72 43 19 10 96 232 192 Nashville..........73 42 26 5 89 206 203 Los Angeles....70 41 24 5 87 207 185 Colorado..........71 40 25 6 86 213 190 Detroit..............71 35 23 13 83 193 192 Calgary............72 36 27 9 81 184 181 St. Louis..........72 34 29 9 77 196 199 Anaheim..........71 34 29 8 76 203 217 Minnesota........72 35 31 6 76 198 211 Dallas...............72 31 27 14 76 208 230 Columbus........72 29 31 12 70 187 229 Edmonton........72 23 42 7 53 184 248 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader y-clinched division Sunday’s Games Phoenix 3, Dallas 2, SO Boston 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Minnesota 4, Calgary 3 Buffalo 5, Carolina 3 Florida 5, Tampa Bay 2 Nashville 3, St. Louis 2 Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 1 Edmonton 5, San Jose 1 Anaheim 5, Colorado 2 Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Detroit, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Florida at Toronto, 6 p.m. Columbus at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 7 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

Sunday Yardage: 7,340; Par 71 Final Round FedExCup points in parentheses Jim Furyk (500).............67-68-67-69—271 K.J. Choi (300)..............69-69-67-67—272 Bubba Watson (190).....70-65-70-68—273 Nick Watney (135)........73-70-65-67—275 Retief Goosen (110).....67-68-70-71—276 Stephen Ames (95).......69-71-70-67—277 Luke Donald (95)..........71-68-67-71—277 Steve Stricker (75)........70-66-71-71—278 Nick O’Hern (75)...........72-68-67-71—278 Jonathan Byrd (75).......67-70-70-71—278 Pad. Harrington (75).....69-65-72-72—278 Carl Pettersson (75)......67-68-70-73—278 Jerry Kelly (58)..............70-70-68-71—279 Justin Rose (58)............73-68-67-71—279 Webb Simpson (58)......73-69-65-72—279 Bill Haas (54)................70-71-71-68—280 Jimmy Walker (54)........70-71-68-71—280 Greg Chalmers (54)......72-71-67-70—280 Jeff Maggert (54)..........67-69-70-74—280 Jason Bohn (49)...........75-69-68-69—281

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-9 La. Pick 4: 9-0-7-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-3-6 La. Pick 4: 7-7-6-1 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-4-4 La. Pick 4: 6-9-8-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-1-1 La. Pick 4: 7-5-8-2 Easy 5: 6-7-15-17-34 La. Lotto: 2-12-25-36-37-38 Powerball: 24-26-45-48-55 Powerball: 8; Power Play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-1 La. Pick 4: 1-7-5-5 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-5 La. Pick 4: 5-7-8-2 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-2 La. Pick 4: 0-8-7-6 Easy 5: 14-18-22-30-37 La. Lotto: 6-7-16-17-18-28 Powerball: 9-36-39-44-45 Powerball: 9; Power play: 2

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Monday, March 22, 2010

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Tiger gives first interviews since crash Tourney Continued from Page B1.

By Jim Litke The Associated Press Tiger Woods acknowledged “living a lie,” saying he alone was responsible for the sex scandal that caused his shocking downfall from global sporting icon to late-night TV punchline. “It was all me. I’m the one who did it. I’m the one who acted the way I acted. No one knew what was going on when it was going on,” Woods told the Golf Channel in one of two interviews Sunday night. A second one was aired on ESPN, which will also televise the first two rounds of the Masters. Woods plans to end four months of seclusion and return to golf at the tournament next month. Talking about those plans marked the only time he smiled during either interview. “I’m sure if more people would have known in my inner circle, they would have stopped it or tried to put a stop to it,” he told the Golf Channel. “But I kept it all to myself.” Later in the same interview with reporter Kelly Tilghman, Woods refers to his serial adultery by saying, “I tried to stop and I couldn’t stop. And it was just, it was horrific.” Woods answered questions on camera for the first time since his early morning car crash last November, yet again divulged few details about the crash, his marriage, his stint in a rehabilitation clinic or his personal life. Woods insisted those matters would remain private, just as he had in a statement on his Web site right after his crash and again Feb. 19 when he apologized on camera in front of a handpicked audience but took no questions. “A lot of ugly things have happened. ... I’ve done some pretty bad things in my life,” he told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi. Last week, a woman who claims to be one of Woods’ mistresses released an embar-

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In a photo from television, Tiger Woods speaks during an interview with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, left, near Woods’ home in Windermere, Fla. It was the first interview Woods has given since a sex scandal unfolded around him late last year.

golf rassing transcript of text messages she said he sent her. Woods admitted that four months of nearly nonstop public ridicule had caused him shame. “It was hurtful, but then again, you know what? I did it,” he told the Golf Channel. “And I’m the one who did those things. And looking back on it now, with a more clear head, I get it. I can understand why people would say those things. Because you know what? It was disgusting behavior. It’s hard to believe that was me, looking back on it now.” Woods announced Dec. 11 that he would take an “indefinite break” from golf and was in a Hattiesburg clinic from

the end of that month until early February. Asked by ESPN to describe the lowest point, he replied, “I’ve had a lot of low points. Just when I didn’t think it could get any lower, it got lower.” The interviews were conducted at Isleworth, the gated community in Windermere, Fla., where Woods lives. Golf Channel’s Tilghman said Woods’ wife, Elin, was not present and “it’s still in question whether she will attend the Masters.” Woods had asked that the interview not be aired until the PGA tournament being played Sunday was finished. Golf Channel spokesman Dan Higgins declined to speculate whether release of the embarrassing text messages

influenced the timing of the interview. “I can’t speak for them,” he said. “I have no idea.” Jim Furyk, who is both a friend and rival of Woods, called the interviews “part of that natural progression before he comes back.” Furyk was handed a transcript shortly after winning the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Fla. He characterized what he read as “pretty much the same stuff that we already knew, but I think it’s good for him to get his face out there and have people see him. “They are going to make their judgments,” he added, “but I think it allows him to kind of move on and get focused for the next thing.”

Kentucky pounds Ole Miss in series finale From staff reports Ole Miss had to settle for a series win instead of a sweep in its first Southeastern Conference series of the season. Braden Kapteyn hit two home runs and finished 3-for-5 with six RBIs as Kentucky hammered Ole Miss 12-3 in the final game of the weekend series. Chris Bisson was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored and Keenan Wiley homered for Kentucky (15-5, 1-2 SEC), which dropped the first two games of the series. The Wildcats scored three runs in the first inning, one in the third and three more in the fifth before blowing it open with a five-run sixth inning. Kapteyn’s second three-run homer of the day gave Kentucky a 12-1 lead in the sixth. “We didn’t do well in any phase of the game today. We didn’t hit, pitch or field well,”

college baseball Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “You have to credit Kentucky, though. They came out swinging today. I Braden thought we Kapetyn had a shot after the first inning.” Kevin Mort was 3-for-4 and Tim Ferguson had two hits for Ole Miss (15-5, 2-1).

USM vs. La. Tech, ppd. Sunday’s series finale between Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech was postponed because of snow flurries and cold weather. There were no immediate plans to reschedule the game.

LSU 5, Arkansas 1

Florida 4, MSU 1

Solo homers by Mikie Mahtook and Trey Watkins, along with an outstanding performance by starting pitcher Chris Matulis propelled LSU (16-3, 2-1 SEC) to its sixth consecutive regular-season series victory over Arkansas (13-5, 1-2). LSU is 15-5 against the Razorbacks in that span. Matulis (3-0) allowed one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings. He had a career-high six strikeouts.

Florida’s Austin Maddox hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Gators finished a weekend sweep of Mississippi State. In all three wins Florida (16-3, 3-0 SEC) scored at least three runs in an inning to take the lead, and all three times it was in the sixth inning or later. The Bulldogs left 13 runners on base Sunday, including 10 after the sixth inning.

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Among those joining Kansas on the sideline: No. 2 Villanova, No. 3 Georgetown and No. 3 Pittsburgh, three of six Big East teams to go out. In the Midwest on Friday, Northern Iowa will face Michigan State and No. 2 Ohio State plays No. 6 Tennessee. In the East on Thursday, No. 1 Kentucky plays Cornell while Washington faces No. 2 West Virginia. In the South semifinals Friday, No. 3 Baylor will play Saint Mary’s, while No. 1 Duke plays No. 4 Purdue. And the West is mid-major country: No. 2 Kansas State advanced to play Xavier, and No. 1 Syracuse will play Butler on Thursday. Double-digit seeds won 11 games over the first two rounds. Other double-digit winners included No. 10 Georgia Tech of the Atlantic Coast, Missouri of the Big 12 and, of course, Washington of the Pac-10. “I don’t think there’s the mid-major anymore when you get into the NCAA Tournament,” said Ohio State coach Thad Matta, who used to coach Xavier.

Bulldogs Continued from Page B1. Mokango not only scored 20 points, 16 in the second half, but she had 14 rebounds and two blocked shots while helping to limit Clark — who has been unstoppable for weeks — to 17 points. Clark averaged 44 points in three Sun Belt Conference victories and had been held below 30 only once in 10 games while raising her average to 28.7. “I haven’t seen anybody guard her one-on-one,” Fanning-Otis said. At least until now. “She’s played against big kids like that all year long,” Blue Raiders coach Rick Insell said of the 5-foot-10 Clark, who often posts up low on the blocks. “I’ve seen her do some extraordinary things. But it was pretty aggressive (defense).” At one point, Mokango told Fanning-Otis, “Coach, I’m trying, I’m trying. ... It’s the best defense we’ve ever played.” “Her wingspan makes it tough to shoot over,” a tearyeyed Clark said of the 6-foot-5 Mokango. “We let up on defense and we weren’t getting shots.” Rack and Mokango teamed for all but six of Mississippi State’s 40 points in

the second half as the Bulldogs came back from deficits of 26-11 in the first half and 58-48 with 7:48 left. Rack scored 21 points after missing all four of her shots in the first half, including 10 of the Bulldogs’ last 14 points. “We put the ball in her hands,” Fanning-Otis said. “I believe in this team and I believe in her.” Brandi Brown scored 14 points for the Blue Raiders (25-6).

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Heavenly Creatures” — Mired in fantasy and faced with separation, obsessive teen friends, Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet, conspire to commit a murder./7 on Ovation n SPORTS College basketball — Half of the Final Four will be set tonight — in the NIT. Connecticut and Virginia Tech meet in one quarterfinal at 6, while Dayton Kate Winslet and Cincinnati play in another at 8./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Chuck” — Sarah and Shaw observe Chuck’s every move as he takes a final test to see if he is ready to be a spy./7 on NBC

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 Stephen Sondheim, composer-lyricist, 80; Pat Robertson, evangelist broadcaster, 80; William Shatner, actor, 79; Wolf Blitzer, CNN newscaster, 62; Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer, 62; Matthew Modine, actor, 51; Reese Witherspoon, actress, 34; Mims, rapper, 29. n DEATH Margaret Moth — A CNN photojournalist who survived a nearfatal gunshot wound to the face while filming in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the wars there in the early 1990s died Sunday. She was 59. CNN spokesman Nigel Pritchard confirmed that Moth died in Rochester, Minn., where she was in hospice care. A CNN obituary said she had suffered from colon cancer for three years.

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PETA ruffled by Tyson pigeon show An animal welfare group wants New York City prosecutors to investigate Mike Tyson’s reality television show about pigeon racing. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the Brooklyn-based show is cruel to animals and its races could involve illegal gambling. The show will follow Tyson as he competes in Mike Tyson pigeon races. The former world heavyweight champion has raised pigeons all his life but is a racing rookie. The show is next year on Animal Planet. A spokesman said there have never been plans for wagering on the races. She says the pigeons will be “cherished and respected by their owners,” including Tyson.

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Fugitive found in bar in hospital gown A fugitive wanted for bank robbery in Michigan is in custody after police say he walked out of a Pittsburgh hospital and into a bar wearing only his hospital gown, with an intravenous needle still in his arm. Authorities said police were called to JR’s Bar Friday night after 20-year-old Elbert Lewis Thompson II walked in from Allegheny General Hospital. Thompson was taken into custody a short time later. Police in Vandergrift said Thompson had been detained by officers after fleeing a traffic stop there, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. He was initially hospitalized after complaining of feeling sick and losing consciousness.

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so keep your cool and please stop calling him an old fool. It’s insulting and belittling, so of course he’ll tune you out. Try this instead, “Roger, when you act the way you do when you’re around Patti, it’s embarrassing to me. That’s why I prefer you no longer accompany me when I go there.” Then, when you shop for clothing, go without him. And instruct Patti and the saleswomen that if Roger drops by without you to tell him he’s welcome — IF he’s buying something for you. That way, instead of a problem, you’ll have a windfall, and so will they. You can even leave a “wish list” with Patti in advance. Dear Abby: I was recently married, but we had to postpone our honeymoon for a couple of weeks due to weather and the loss of a

sitter for my wife’s daughter. The day after our wedding, my bride, “Brenda,” informed me that we had a dinner date the following Monday with another married couple who are friends of hers. I gladly accepted, thinking it would be fun to go out and celebrate since our plans had fallen through. The day before the dinner I was told that the husband (in the couple) had to work — so Brenda and his wife would go out to dinner and, if it was OK with me, I would stay home and baby-sit my new stepdaughter. I felt I had no say in the matter, and to keep things positive in this brand-new marriage, I agreed. I have no problem with Brenda going out alone with her friend, but I did feel slighted. Shouldn’t the dinner have been postponed until a time when we were all available? Or should I have accepted this “girls’ night out” with more grace? — Honeymoon-Deprived in Knoxville Dear HoneymoonDeprived: It depends upon how “graceless” your reaction was. While I don’t blame you for feeling slighted, the dinner

could have been rescheduled for when the husband was available, or you could have been included. I hope you told your wife how it made you feel because it may make her more sensitive to your feelings in the future. Dear Abby: My wife and I were out to dinner with two other couples who are also good friends. We all enjoyed a couple of bottles of wine during our meal. When the check came, we split it three ways. However, one of the other couples insisted that we should tip only on the food portion of the bill. I said we should tip on the entire bill, including the cost of the wine. Who was correct? — Properly Served in New Hampshire Dear Properly Served: You were. The tip should have been computed on the entire tab — and that includes the wine that you “all” enjoyed with your meals.

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Hammertoe surgery is same-day procedure Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 59-yearold female. I have developed two hammertoes on my left foot and one on my right foot during the past three months. I went to a podiatrist, who advised me to use a cold pack for 20 minutes three times a day and to wear only athletic shoes. He also advised me not to go barefoot. I paid $23 for a pair of shoe inserts made of compressed foam, which he made during my visit. I am still experiencing the same level of discomfort. The stabbing pains are in the affected toes and the balls of my feet. The pain even awakens me during sleep. Can this condition be surgically corrected? Do you have any suggestions for a less invasive treatment? Dear Reader: Hammertoe is a condition in which the affected toe or toes become bent at the middle joint. The middle joint bends upward, while the tip curls downward into a characteristic hammer or clawlike shape. The most common cause stems from wearing shoes that are too small or heels that are too high. These types of footwear do not provide adequate space for the toes to lie flat, thus pushing one or more forward in an unnatural, bent position. Some cases may be inherited and will develop no matter what kind of shoes you wear. The early sign is a toe that curves abnormally but is still flexible and lies flat when not wearing improper footwear. Over time, the repeated use of

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these shoes will cause the tendons to contract and tighten, causing the toe to become bent and stiff permanently. Other symptoms include pain and difficulty moving the affected toe, pain with walking or other foot movements and the development of corns or calluses caused by the constant rubbing against the shoe. Treatment depends on the severity of the deformity. In the early stages, simply wearing more comfortable, wider shoes and using special shoe inserts or pads may be all that is necessary; however, once the hammertoe has become inflexible, surgery is recommended. There are two types of procedures, depending on the remaining flexi-

bility. If movement is possible, the surgeon may simply release the affected tendon though an incision in the toe. If the toe is completely rigid, a more complicated procedure might be performed. In this case, the affected tendons will need to be cut or realigned, and portions of the bone may be removed to allow for straightening. The good news is that both are relatively minor procedures, and most patients will be discharged on the same day. Once you’re home, it is important to take proper care to avoid further damage to the toe. Specifically, don’t repeat the same mistakes that caused the hammertoe in the first place. Wide, flat shoes, such as sneakers, are preferable during recuperation and afterward. Stretching the toe muscles and performing strengthening exercises, such as picking up marbles with your toes, may be recommended. If your pain persists follow-

ing the podiatrist’s suggestions, return to him to discuss further treatment options. Or you could get a second opinion.

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Dr. Wallace: My husband and I are aware that teens experiment with all types of alcohol when they are on dates, at parties or anywhere else where teens congregate. This type of alcohol consumption is unacceptable because of peer pressure to “have one and have fun.” My husband wants to teach our 17-year-old daughter how to drink responsibly at home. My husband and I enjoy one cocktail each after supper and, at times, a glass or two of wine at supper. My husband wants to allow our daughter to have a small sampling of what we drink, gradually building her tolerance to a safe level. — Mother, Michigan City, Ind. Mother: I have been writing this column for quite some time and my view on teenage drinking has never wavered! It doesn’t matter where they drink or why they drink; I’m against teens drinking alcohol of any kind. Please show your husband the following letter: Dr. Wallace: I appreciate your response to parents who ask for your advice on “teaching” their teens how to drink responsibly. I agree with you that being taught how to become a social drinker as a teen is unwise. I am always amazed at how many parents are not concerned when their teens consume alcohol, and in some cases they actually supply the alcohol for their teens. I hear hundreds of cases involving those who are licensed to sell alcohol in Michigan who furnish alcohol to minors. While it is important to be firm with those who do so, it only addresses one-third of the problem. The other two-thirds — the minor and the employee who makes the sale — also need to be held responsible if our society is ever to stem the needless tragedy and death caused by alcohol consumption among teens. Nor is it solely a “drinking and driving” problem. It is really a respect-for-law problem. Parents who subvert 21-year-old drinking laws are teaching their children it’s OK to break unpopular laws. Until those people, especially parents, who provide alcohol to minors are held to the same standard as stores, restaurants and bars, our nation’s attention to this problem will be hitand-miss. Regrettably, it also means that too many young lives will be needlessly wrecked or lost. — James Storey, Member, Michigan Liquor Control Commission. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Dear Abby: My husband, “Roger” — 64 and retired — has a crush on a 25-year-old woman who lives in our small community and who runs a dress shop I frequent. Roger is usually quiet and reserved, but when he sees “Patti,” he utters loud cries and runs to her side. He examines every detail of her clothing, makeup, etc., and takes her hand and compliments her on her soft skin, her ring or the color of her nail polish. From the expression on her face and the looks she exchanges with the other women in the shop, it’s clear she considers him a pest. I have spoken up and said, “Patti must have a grandfather your age,” or, “There’s no fool like an old fool,” but Roger ignores it. My concern is that he’s making a fool of himself in public and, by extension, me. I’m so embarrassed, I can no longer walk into my favorite dress shop. Patti is popular. She has many dates and is not interested in Roger. I hate to be pitied by others. What can I do to stop this? — Old Fool’s Wife in Alabama Dear Wife: Roger’s “crush” is a reflection on him, not you,

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 20, 2007, Blue Rose Investments, LLC executed a deed of trust to Robert B. Andrews, Trustee for the benefit of RiverHills Bank which deed of trust is recorded in Deed of Trust Book 1651 at Page 084 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on June 2, 2009, RiverHills Bank, substituted Robert G. Ellis as trustee in place of Robert B. Andrews. by instrument recorded in Book 1496 at Page 603 in the office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of Warren, State of Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby, having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, RiverHills Bank,. having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expense of sale; NOW THEREFORE, I, Robert G. Ellis, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on the 9th day of April, 2010, offer for sale at public outcry for cash to the highest bidder, and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.) at the West Front door of the County Courthouse at Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part South Half of West Half Section 34, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Vicksburg, Warren County, MS: PPIN 16678; 2700 Washington Street, as further described in that certain Warranty Deed recorded in Book 1044 at page 402 of the Warren County, Mississippi land records in the Chancery Clerk's Office of the Warren County, Mississippi, and incorporated herein by reference. The precise description of subject land, as contained in the above referenced Warranty Deed is as follows: Beginning at a point on the West side of Washington Street, which is the Northeast corner of that certain tract of land heretofore conveyed by Mary Ella Hughes to Rosie X. Smith by deed bearing date of the 10th day of September, 1921, duly recorded in Book 148 at Page 559 of the Land records in the office of the clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; running thence in a Northerly direction along the West line of Washington Street, a distance of sixtythree (63) feet, more or less, to the point where the said West line of Washington Street intersects the South line of that certain tract of land which was conveyed by Mary Ella Hughes to the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in and by that certain agreement bearing date the 9th day of September, 1913, made and entered into by and between the same Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg and Mary Ella Hughes, which said agreement is duly recorded in Book 124 at Page 430, et seq., of the Land Records in the office of the said Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; running thence in a Westerly direction along the South line of said tract of land so conveyed to the said Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, a distance of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet; running thence in a Southerly direction on a line parallel with the West line of Washington Street, a distance of Sixty-three (63) feet, more or less, to the North line of the land so heretofore conveyed by Mary Ella Hughes to the said Rosie X. Smith by the said deed recorded in Book 148 at Page 559 aforesaid, running thence in an Easterly direction along the North line of the said land conveyed to the said Rosie X. Smith, a distance of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet, to the point of beginning. Being the same property conveyed to Josephine R. Morrissey by deed recorded in Book 156 at Page 239 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I WILL CONVEY only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 5th day of March, 2010. Robert G. Ellis, Trustee Ellis, Braddock & Dees, Ltd. 901 Belmont Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Telephone 601-636-5433 Publish: 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5 (4t)

ed and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1496 at Page 35 Instrument # 267801; 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 12th day of April, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Section 17, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, being part of Lot 12 of the Feld & Menger Subdivision of the Roach Tract, a plat of which is recorded in Book 116 at Page 132 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, the property conveyed hereby being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at an iron axle located in the Southeast corner of Section 17, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, and run thence North 00 degrees 15' East along the line dividing Sections 16 and 17 of said township and range a distance of 2463.0 feet to the South boundary line of Halls Ferry Road; run thence along the South right of way line of Halls Ferry Road the following directions and distances: North 73 degrees 30' West 208.3 feet; run thence North 75 degrees 50' West 309.8 feet; run thence North 83 degrees 27' West 301.7 feet; thence North 86 degrees 30' West 121.8 feet; run thence North 73 degrees 24' West 263.0 feet; thence North 70 degrees 10' West 24.2 feet; run thence South 19 degrees 50' West 431.0 feet along a gravel driveway to an iron which is the point of beginning, run thence South 19 degrees 50' West 100 feet; run thence North 70 degrees 10' West 200 feet; run thence North 19 degrees 50' East 100 feet; run thence South 70 degrees 10' East 200 feet to the point of beginning, all lying and being situate in Section 17, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi. Together with an easement for ingress and egress over a strip of land more particularly described as follows: Part of Section 17, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, being part of Lot 12 of the Feld & Menger Subdivision of the Roach Tract, a plat of which is recorded in Book 116 at page 132 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, the property conveyed hereby being more fully described as follows, t o-wit: Beginning at an iron axle located in the Southeast corner of Section 17, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, and run thence North 00 degrees 15' East along the line dividing Sections 16 and 17 of said township and range a distance of 2463.0 feet to the South boundary line of Halls Ferry Road; run thence along the South right of way line of Halls Ferry Road the following directions and distances: North 73 degrees 30' West 208.3 feet; run thence North 75 degrees 50' West 309.8 feet; run thence North 83 degrees 27' West 301.7 feet; run thence North 86 degrees 30' West 121.8 feet; run thence North 73 degrees 24' West 263.0 feet; run thence North 70 degrees 10' West 24.2 feet to the point of beginning of the following described easement; run thence South 19 degrees 50' West 531.0 feet; run thence South 70 degrees 10' East 24.2 feet; run thence North 19 degrees 50' East 531.0 feet, more or less, to the South line of Halls Ferry Road; run thence North 70 degrees 10' West 24.2 feet to the point of beginning. Glenn D. Coleman and Lucy Bliss Coleman took title as husband and wife by deed recorded 11/19/1990 in Book 906, page 640. That Lucy Bliss Coleman died on 06/04/2000 in Hinds County, Mississippi. Title now vests solely in Glenn D. Coleman as surviving spouse. For title reference see deed from Frances Bliss Brown, Carrie Bliss Laird and Barbara Bliss Quirck recorded November 19, 1990 in Book 906, Page 640. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day March 17, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ccn/F09-1100 Publish: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5(3t)

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 17th day of December, 2007 and acknowledged on the 17th day of December, 2007, Glenn D. Coleman aka Glen D. Coleman - Not Married, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Dennis F. Hardiman, Hillsborough Cty, FL, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1689 at Page 277 Instrument # 253265; and WHEREAS, on the 7th day of July, 2009, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto GMAC Mortgage, LLC, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1498 at Page 138 Instrument #269227; and WHEREAS, on the 6th day of May, 2009, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substitutd d i d E il

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

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF ALANNA LAKEN MCKAY, A MINOR, BY SHIRLEY MILES AND JAMES HENRY MILES VS. AMBER NICOLE BLISS AND JOSUA DARYL MCKAY RESPONDENT CAUSE NO. 2010-006-AD THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: TO: Joshua Daryl McKay whose last known street address is 40 Dunigan Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180, but after diligent search and inquiry his present street address and post office address are unknown. You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, by Shirley Miles and James Henry Miles, Plaintiffs, seeking an adoption. You are summoned to appear and defend against said Petition for Adoption at 8:30 a.m. on the 22nd day of April, 2010, in the County courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse located in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and in the case of your failure to appear and defend a judgment will be entered against you for things demanded and requested in the Petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and the seal of said court, this 16th day of March, 2010. DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY CLERK, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY: /S/ Denise Bailey D.C. MARCIE T. SOUTHERLAND Attorney At Law 1120 Jackson Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 Publish: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 (4t)

time said bids will be opened by the Superintendent of Education or her designee. All bidders are advised that an auction may be held among those who submit sealed bids, and the auction may be held at the meeting at which the sealed bids are opened or at a subsequent regular or special meeting. Notice of the time and place of the auction, if any, will be announced at the meeting at which the sealed bids are opened. Therefore, all bidders are advised to be present at the opening of the sealed bids either in person or through a duly authorized representative, to protect their rights to participate in an auction. The present holder of the hunting and fishing rights, if he has not defaulted and if he submits a valid bid will have the right to match the highest bid received. The Board of Trustees of the South Delta School District reserves the right to waive any irregularities and to reject any and all bids. KATHERINE TANKSON, SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION SOUTH DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT Publish: 3/22, 3/29(2t)

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONTINUE IMPOUNDING SURFACE WATERS OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI FOR BENEFICIAL USE DAM APP. NO. 10-005 SW APP. NO. MS-SW-10134 STORAGE VOLUME 455 ACRE-FEET WATER SOURCE TRIBUTARY OF HAMER BAYOU Notice is hereby given that the Lake Park Corporation filed an after-the-fact application, pursuant to state laws and regulations, to continue impounding an unnamed tributary of Hamer Bayou near Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi. The existing impoundment, Old Lake Park Dam, has existed at this location since approximately 1960 and will continue to be used for recreational purposes. However, the appropriate surface water use permit was never obtained in accordance with Mississippi Water Use Statutes. The existing dam associated with the impoundment is classified as a low hazard dam with a maximum height of 20 feet. It is located in the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 32, Township 15 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi. Anyone desiring to comment on this project, to object to the issuance of this permit, or to request a hearing on this project before the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board "Board" may do so by providing written comments within ten (10) calendar days of the date of publication of this notice to: James MacLellan, P.E. Director, Drillers Licensing and Dam Safety Division P.O. Box 2309 Jackson, MS 39225-2309 If a hearing is scheduled before the Board, parties responding to this notice will be provided advanced notice of the date, time, and location of the hearing. Publish: 3/22(1t)

NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BIDS FOR HUNTING AND FISHING LEASE OF SCHOOL TRUST LANDS NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the South Delta School District will receive sealed bids for a hunting and fishing lease on that certain tract of school trust lands more particularly described as follows: Section 16, Township 9 North, Range 6 West, Issaquena County, Mississippi. The term of the lease will be for five (5) years beginning June 1, 2010, and expiring May 31, 2015. Bids will be received at the Superintendent of Education's office, Marie L. Sydney Educational Building, 106 Athletic Drive, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, at any time prior to 9:30 a.m. on April 13, 2010. Bids should be made on the forms available at the Superintendent's office and should be accompanied by cash, certified or cashier's check in the sum of ten (10%) percent of the annual rental bid, which said deposit will be returned if the bid is not accepted. Bids shall be submitted in sealed envelopes plainly marked on the outside of the envelope "HUNTING AND FISHING LEASE BID". All terms and conditions are set forth in the proposed lease now on file with the Superintendent of Education and available for inspection by any prospective bidder. The bids will be opened by the Board of Education at their regular meeting which will be held on April 13, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. at the conference room in the Marie L. Sydney Educational Building, located on Athletic Drive next to the South Delta High School gym, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, at which

SEALED BIDS for furnishing Weed Control will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Cash, Cashier's Check, Certified Check or Bidder's Bond in the amount of 5% of bid must accompany same. (No Business or Personal Checks) The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 3/15, 3/22(2t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Sale of White Goods will be received in the office of the City Clerk of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi until 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. They will be publicly opened and read aloud by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg in a Regular Board Meeting at 10:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, April 05, 2010. Bidders are cautioned that the City Clerk does not receive the daily U.S. Mail on or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will be time-stamped upon receipt according to City Clerk's time clock. Specifications and instructions for bidding are on file in the office of the City Clerk, second floor, City Hall, 1401 Walnut Street, corner Crawford and Walnut Streets, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg reserve the right to reject any and all bids and to waive informalities. /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City Clerk Publish: 3/15, 3/22(2t)

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Classified Information

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Must be certified in Louisiana. Great pay and benefit package. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 672, Tallulah, LA 71284.

“ACE�

Is the one you love hurting you?

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

Line Ad Deadlines Call

Haven House Family Ads to appear Shelter 601-638-0555Monday or 1-800-898-0860

local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND! AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD, tan and white, with collar. Vicinity of Highway 80 and Amberleaf Drive. Call 601-638-2379 or 601400-7292 to identify. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com

07. Help Wanted ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

CNA’s 7-3/3-11 shifts

Licensed Beautician Part Time

Make your own schedule! We offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance, PTO & 401K-Plan for full time employees Apply in Person at:

SHADY LAWN HEALTH AND REHABILITATION 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

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ferred. Monday- Friday (unless it rains). Mail resumes to: P.O. Box 822071, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or call 601-636-5957, leave message.

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " NEW DAYCARE FACILITY is looking for a qualified Director. Bachelors Degree preferred, but not required. A High School diploma or GED is required, along with (4) years of verifiable experience working in a licensed childcare facility. Call 601-636-8063, leave message. Send resumes to: Dept 3717 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the Vicksburg area, full time. Master's degree in Social Services required. Mental health experience preferred. Crisis experience a plus. Some traveling required. Send resumes to: Brentwood Behavioral HealthCare of MS. Fax to: 601-936-7864 or email to: diana.king@psysolutions.com

11. Business Opportunities

LOCAL TANNING SALON for sell, 10 years in business, good income. For more information call 601-218-2300.

Classified Display Deadlines 14.Livestock Pets &

QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

2 p.m., Friday Services available to Tuesday 5 p.m., Friday CONFEDERATE RIDGE women & children who are APARTMENTS now accepting victimsWednesday of 5 p.m., applications Monday for Certified HVAC domestic violence and/or maintenance person. Thursday 5 p.m., Tuesday homeless: Shelter, counExperience is a must! seling, group support. 601-638-0102, 5Call p.m., Wednesday (Counseling availableFriday by for information. appt.) Saturday FULL 11 a.m., Thursday TIME LAWN maintenance workers. State imSunday 11 a.m., Thursday KEEP UP WITH all the mediately! Experience preMS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

11. Business Opportunities

Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday SALES PERSONNEL NEEDED Thursday Must be familiar with the Jackson, Monroe & Vicksburg area.Friday Apply in personSaturday only at: SHEFFIELD RENTALS 1255 Hwy. 61 South Sunday Vicksburg TO BUY OR SELL

AVON

CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday AKC REGISTERED Labrador Retrievers 3sale! p.m., Friday for Born February 18 , will be readyMonday for new home 3 p.m., on April 1 . (4) Chocolate 3 p.m., Tuesday males, (1) Black male and female. $250 each. Call 3 p.m., Wednesday 318-282-2156 if interested. 11 a.m., Thursday AKC/ CKC REGISTERED 11YORKIES, a.m., Thursday Poodles th

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and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

  

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

Highway 61 South

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

601-638-2833

Horseback Birthday Parties

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

BI-FOLD ATV RAMP, $50. 7x13 feet dog pen, $100. Schwinn 203 Recumbent exercise bike. Hardly used, $300. 601-636-4677

FOR SALE! Blueberry plants. $5 each. Fruit trees. $9 each. 601-529-5150.

Classified Ad Rates

Classified Line Ads: Coin operated pool table. $700 best for offer. $8.28 601-415Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1orDay

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

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

14. Pets & Livestock

601-636-6631

6228. Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988 Classified line ads are charged according to the CRAFTSMAN 38 INCH cut silvercreekarena.com mower, pricing $350. Air rifle, number of lines. Forriding complete $40. 601-529-2193.

information contact a Classified Sales

CRAFTSMAN TILLER. 15.Representative Auction today17at 601-636-SELL. inch till, 7 horse power. Like new. 601-636-6848 or LOOKING FOR before A greatexpiration 601-397-1679. Ads cancelled date ordered are value? Subscribe to The charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, Circulation. 4 ask line for minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

eToy rDISCOUNT wat 17. Wanted FURNITURE BARN Buy 601-638-7191

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

Please adopt today! Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on www.petfinder.com

www.pawsrescuepets.org

Foster a Homeless Pet!

CALL 601-636-SEL

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.

(5) JOINED CEMETARY plots, lifetime maintenance, $1000. Call 601-825-6293 or 601-862-8942.

FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429.

3216 Washington

HARD SHELL LUGGAGe carrier, top of vehicle, $100. Lumber rack, fits extra-cab GMC 2007 truck or older models, $500. 601-4153847.

Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens

600 Jackson St, Vicksburg

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

NEW GENERATORS

8 CEMETERY PLOTS, tjoined, in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Call 601-636-5205 for details.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

               

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24. Business Services

24. Business Services

22. Musical Instruments

PIANO TUNING $68 Back in town briefly (Jackson tuners charge $125-$145) Repairs since 1972. Former THE PET SHOP full-time University tuner. Place your classified line ad at “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� Stewart Speers 601-529-7557

Internet

http://www.vicksburgpost.com

Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. InSame the Great event of errors, please call the very first day Pet Merchandise, your appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be Just Moread Room! AFFORDABLE PAINTING.

Errors

24. Business Services

responsible for more than Quality one incorrect insertion. work. Exterior/interiUSED TIRES! LIGHT or: Pressure washing. 20 trucks and SUV's, 16's, years experience. 601-21817's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few 0263. matching sets! Call Archie or Lionel,No 601-638-3252. ad will be deliberately mis-classified.

Mis-Classification

Toni Walker Terrett The Vicksburg Post classified department AttorneyisAtthe Law sole of the proper for each ad. 19.judge Garage & classification601-636-1109

Yard Sales

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

20. Hunting 1996 HONDA 300 FOURTRAX 4-wheeler. $2,000. Call 601-218-2020.

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.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

D&D Tree Cutting, Trimming & Lawn Care For Free Estimates, call “Big James� at 601-218-7782. GOODWIN FLOOR FINISHING. Install, sand, refinish hardwood floors, 98 percent dust free, commercial equipment used. Free estimates. 601-636-4128, 601529-1457.

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

601-636-SELL 18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

11. Business Opportunities

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

• Construction

Barnes Glass

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

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

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have insurance, reliable transportation, and be available to deliver afternoons Monday Friday and early mornings Saturday and Sunday.

Openings Available in:

Rolling Fork

601-636-4545 ext. 181

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

Dirt For Vicksburg Fred Clark Heavy Clay, 610, Clay Gravel, Fill Dirt Trackhoe, Dozer, Box Blade, Demolition Work Driveways: Repair, Form & Finish House Pads: Concrete, Clearing & Grubbing Licensed & Bonded • Construction

Adams County Correctional Center is looking to fill the following positions! We offer competitive wages, career advancement and a comprehensive benefit package. Adams County Correctional Center 20 Hobo Fork Road Natchez, Mississippi 39121 Safety Manager- minimum 5 years experience Shift Supervisor- minimum 5 years experience Assistant Shift Supervisor Program Facilitator Medical Records Supervisor Psychologist Medical Records Clerk Vocational Instructor - Electrical Vocational Instructor - Masonry

Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN) Warehouse Manager Academic Instructor Correctional Counselor Correctional Officer Dental Assistant Certified Medical Assistant Vocational Instructor - Computer

Qualifications: High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent. Must complete pre-service training, must be able to successfully complete a full background check. A valid driver’s license is required. Minimum age requirement: Must be at least 21 years of age. To apply for this position please complete an Online Application at www.correctionscorp.com, or at your local Mississippi Unemployment Office. CCA is a Drug Free Workplace & an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D.

We accept VISA

We are General Contractors, specializing in all types of carpentry.

PATRIOTIC • FLAGS • BANNERS • BUMPER STICKERS • YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors! Post Plaza

601-631-0400 CABINETS, ADDITIONS, METAL ROOFS, 1601 N. Frontage Rd. VINYL SIDING, PATIO DECKS, Vicksburg, MS 39180 DOZER & EXCAVATOR WORK, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, • Dirt LawnServices Care LOT CLEAN UP Services LICENSED

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

601-638-9233

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

BUFORD

Your Hometown Newspaper!

New Homes

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

ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

• Bulldozer & Construction

! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

ROSS

• Signs

• BONDED • INSURED

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

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

WE ACCEPT MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

e y r 601-301-1773

403 Silver Creek Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 bonelliconstruction@yahoo.com

• Printing

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180

• Insulation

River City Landscaping, LLC

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

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

Beat The Heat Sale! Get a jump on summer by taking advantage of our BeatTheHeatSale. You can lower your utility bill as much as 30-35%. Call today and start saving.

601-218-2498

From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

Hit The Bullseye By Advertising Daily With The Business And Service Directory Aim for the coverage and receive the most for your advertising dollars in the Vicksburg area!

All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE !

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal ! • CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • www.vicksburgpost.com •


The Vicksburg Post

Monday, March 22, 2010

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

APARTMENTS FOR RENT. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms available. Autumn Oaks. 601636-0447.

CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $650 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191.

2005 16x80, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Laundry room/ pantry. Call for details. $18,500. 601-636-7661.

NOW LEASING! 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Magnolia Commons of Vicksburg, off Highway 61 South. 601-619-6821.

WE STILL HAVE several land/ homes left in Pearl, Vicksburg and Florence. No Credit Check! Call for details, ask for Darren, 228669-3505.

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments! • Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

24. Business Services

28. Furnished Apartments

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

EXECUTIVE BEDROOM SUITE. Fully furnished, kitchen, washer / dryer, covered garage, alarm system, maid service, all utilities furnished. $600 monthly. Call 601-618-0264

HOME OR OFFICE cleaning available. 10 years experience. Honest, dependable. References available. 601218-3558. J. JONES LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable rates. Call 601-218-7173. LaBarre Lawn Service. 10 years of service, grass cutting, blowing and edging. 601-540-4395. MC TREE TRIMMING Services, Licensed and bonded, roofing and dirt for sale. Call 601-600-9571 River City Lawn Care You grow it we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. SPRING CLEANING ON your list? Let us do the work for you! Quality Cleaning, painting, power washing. Free estimates, 601-2149805.

HELPING PEOPLE FILE UNDER THE

“BANKRUPTCY CODE” CHAPTER 7 - $600 CHAPTER 13 - $300 DOWN,

29. Unfurnished Apartments 1 bedroom apartments, $400. 2 bedroom townhouse, new paint/ carpet, $500, $300 deposit. 601-631-0805. 1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746. 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. New carpet, paint, washer/ dryer hookups. $525- $550. 601-631-0805.

G REAT

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

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped • Lake Surrounds Community

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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

✦ From $455.00 ✦

26. For Rent Or Lease

601-630-2921

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107, trip@msubulldogs.org

4216 1/2 HALLS FERRY Road, 2 story building, 1000 square foot. Commercial use only. Call 601-638-3211.

3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,100 and Up! • 721 National. 732-768-5743. 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, nice 2 story home. 109 Colonial Drive. $1400 monthly. Call 601-831-4505.

27. Rooms For Rent

WE BUY MOBILE homes! Can't sell yours? We can! All makes and models, O.K. Please, no large payoffs! Call Darren, 228-669-3505.

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

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. BUILDINGS FOR SALE! Located in Fayette, MS. Please call 601-786-3943, ask for James Shannon.

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000

34. Houses For Sale

www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

Big River Realty

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

Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549 Sybil Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

225 Falcon Ridge 3 BR, 2 BA. Open floor plan, fenced yard. Reduced!

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

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

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

601-634-8928

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

(601-924-8670)

3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, Warrenton area. Available April 1st. Deposit, references and application required. Call 601-636-8889

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

TYE ASHFORD

1622 SOUTH STREET. 3 bed, 2 full bath, big living room, dining and kitchen area, washroom, newly remodeled, section 8 welcomed. Call 601-795-5065, 601-529-3286.

34. Houses For Sale

33. Commercial Property

30. Houses For Rent

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

NO FAULT DIVORCE - $350 SPEAK DIRECTLY TO AN ATTORNEY

TAKING APPLICATIONS!! 3 bedrooms. $450. Also 4 bedrooms, $500 monthly. Refrigerator and stove furnished. $200 deposit for both. Call 601-634-8290

2001 28x80. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, new carpet and linoleum, formal dining, fireplace, huge walk-ins, big tube, large bedrooms, setup with air. $39,900. Call Darren, 228-669-3505.

Commodore Apartments

THE REST IN THE PLAN

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Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

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REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

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

FHA & VA Conventional Construction ! First-time Homebuyers

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator

! !

Bigriverhomes.com

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

Licensed in MS and LA

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

Mortgage Loans

Judy Uzzle.................601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490

601.630.8209

CLOSET PHOBIA? Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

bkbank.com

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS FOR ELDERLY & DISABLED CITIZENS! • Rent Based On Income

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME HERE Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

3515 MANOR DRIVE VICKSBURG, MS

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

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

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

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

SHAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010 SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM OAK CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BEDROOM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS SAFE!!! ALL UNITS HAVE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

2002 FORD TAURUS SES. Estate Sale! Always garaged with only 23,331 miles. Show room condition and leather interior. $6,300 or best offer. 601-831-1955. 2006 FORD TAURUS. 35,000 miles. $9,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $20,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 TOYOTA AVALON Limited. 25,000 miles, Pearl white. $26,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-6362855. 2009 HONDA FIT. Good condition. $13,500. Call 601-868-1240 BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

GOOD Credit BAD Credit NO Credit Gary has cars, Trucks SUV's for everyone Regardless of Credit Gary's Cars For Less 3524 Hwy 61 S 601-636-8883 601-883-9995 Get Pre-Approved www.garyscfl.com

601-636-SELL

601-636-SELL

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

2000 VOLVO S-40. $6,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855.

your house, sell it fast. Call and place your classified ad today.

28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1994 DODGE INTREPID. Loaded, new battery, radiator, etcetera. Excellent condition. $800. 601-629-9762.

of this and that cluttering

29. Unfurnished Apartments

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORTIE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.

1980 MERCEDES 450SL. Convertible/hardtop, great condition. See at 717 Clay Street. 601-638-7484.

If you’re finding too much

and

NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

40. Cars & Trucks

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.

THINKING OF BUYING LAND? Check out OUR listings! investorsrealtyinc.net Danny Rice/ Broker 601-529-2847, 601-638-2236, Charlie Donald, 601-668-8027, Investors Realty Group, Inc.

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

Ask Us. !

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

3 BR, 2 BA home with inground pool & large workshop.

36. Farms & Acreage

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


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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

GMC TRUCK MONTH

*

0% APR up to 72 Months or Rebates Up To $6500 2009 GMC Envoy

2009 GMC Sierra 2500

2009 GMC Sierra

0% APR

Equipped with 6.6L Duramax Diesel, Allison transmission, SLE preferred package, steering wheel radio controls, dual zone air, bluetooth, fog lamps, adjustable power pedals, remote vehicle start, rear defogger, power heated mirrors, HD trailering equipment. #41051

Equipped with 3.73 rear axle, skid plate, SLE preferred package, steering wheel radio controls, air conditioner, bluetooth, fog lamps, 5.3L V8, 20” chrome-clad aluminum wheels, Pro-sport package and more. #41137

SLE

Ext. Cab SLE Duramax Diesel

for

72 Months

In Lieu of Rebate Equipped with Sun and Sound package, power sunroof, Bose Stereo, full size spare tire and wheel, SLE package and more. #41005

TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

32,240 $ Sale Price - 30,495 $ Rebates - 3,500 M.S.R.P. -

$

*

26,995

2010 GMC Terrain

TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

*

36,495

29,495

Equipped with V8 engine, 1 year OnStar Safe and Sound, SL package and more. #41205

Crew Cab

$

30,605 $ Sale Price - 28,895 $ Rebates - 3,000

25,010

24,595

*

Equipped with V8 engine, 1 year OnStar Safe and Sound, SLE preferred equipment package. #41281

$

*

$

2010 GMC Sierra

M.S.R.P. -

$

TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

38,589 $ Sale Price - 35,995 $ Rebates - 6,500 M.S.R.P. -

2010 GMC Sierra

#41284

GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

45,330 $ Sale Price - 41,995 $ Rebates - 5,500 M.S.R.P. -

Extended Cab SLE

HARD TO FIND, IN STOCK NOW! M.S.R.P. -

4x4 Extended Cab SLE

GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

*

25,895

$

34,710 $ Sale Price - 32,535 $ Rebates - 4,000 M.S.R.P. -

GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

*

28,535

2010 GMC Sierra 2500

2010 GMC Yukon XL

2010 GMC Yukon Denali

Equipped with leather interior, Duramax Diesel, Allison transmission, 17” bright aluminum wheels, convenience package, 17” All-terrain tires, heavy duty trailering equipment. #41253

Equipped with white diamond paint, 2nd row bucket seats, SLT equipment package, heated front and 2nd row seats, power operated lift gate, 2nd row power release seat and more. #41199

Equipped with Sun and Entertainment package, rear seat entertainment, power sunroof, 1 year OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation. #41283

4x4 Crew Cab Duramax Diesel

$

51,935 $ Sale Price - 49,495 $ Rebates - 3,000 M.S.R.P. -

$

*

$

50,674 $ Sale Price - 47,795 $ Rebates - 2,000 M.S.R.P. -

$

*

46,995 45,795 0% FINANCING

GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE

GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

55,905 Sale Price - 52,995 $ Rebates - 2,000 M.S.R.P. -

$

GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE

$

*

50,995

for 60 Months* with GMAC Approved Credit

ON EVERY 2010 GMC ACADIA Herb Caldwell Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Kevin Watson Curtis Dixon Bobby Bryan Baxter Morris meet all of your automotive needs. Salesman of the Tim Moody Preston Balthrop Month of February Come to George Carr, Mike Francisco Kevin Watson Zachary Balthrop Debbie Berry You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at www.georgecarr.com

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC

www.georgecarr.com • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Special finance rates with GMAC approved credit. GMAC financing with approved credit. All rebates assigned to dealer. See dealer for complete details. Art for illustration purposes only, actual vehicle may vary.


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