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By Danny Barrett Jr. email@example.com No public hearing is set on the two plans preferred by Warren County supervisors to redraw their districts — but shaded maps are available for viewing as the board considers justice court districts and its legal defense in a multi-county lawsuit. Maps show predominately House commitblack tee joins redissections tricting lawsuit of Vicksburg and Warren County moving into adjaThe two pocent distential district tricts for maps are availcounty able for viewsuperviing from 8 a.m. sor and until 5 p.m., school Monday-Friday, board at the Board elecof Supervisors tions. offices at 913 Population Jackson St. losses inside the city shown by the 2010 census prompted a redrawn map to be submitted for federal approval. At the behest of Board President Richard George, the board held back on a formal acknowledgement of the two plans hashed out in recent meetings with Central Mississippi Planning and Development District. A public hearing to display both plans for the five political districts and a separate map showing certain changes to the county’s three justice court districts will be set after supervisors meet a third time with CMPDD, George said. Talks are scheduled Wednesday at
River traffic restricted More water headed into Eagle Lake By Danny Barrett Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Warren County Supervisors, from left, Charles Selmon, David McDonald and William H. Banks look over maps for proposed redistricting of Warren County’s five districts. the regional planning firm’s Jackson offices. Districts 2 and 3 gain population in both plans. Land along U.S. 80 between the city limits and Bucks Drive, extending north to Culkin Road and south along Mis-
sissippi 27 to Stenson Road, would move to District 2 in the first plan. The second version excludes the city limitsto-Bucks Drive strip of territory, currently in District 1. District 3 would gain in two spots in the first plan —
along U.S. 61 South to the city limits, bounded to the south by Grange Hall Road, and a piece south of East Clay Street between Old Highway 27 and Mississippi 27. In See County, Page A7.
Barge traffic on the Mississippi River at Vicksburg was ordered limited this morning as the water level continued to rise, up three-tenths of a foot since Monday morning. Meanwhile, preparations remained on track for City Front, and the Muddy Bayou Control Structure was to open today to add water to Eagle Lake. The river stage was at 41.4 feet this morning. Forecasts of a 43-foot crest a week from today were holding despite a chance of rain over the weekend near Arkansas City, said Marty Pope, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson. “The five-day models have a little over an inch,” Pope said, adding it would take substantially more rain in areas upriver to adjust the crest at this point. “An inch to an inch and a half isn’t enough to do that.” A 43-foot crest would be the third official river flood in Vicksburg in four years. In 2008, stages topped out at 50.9 feet — the highest in Vicksburg in 35 years — and in 2009, it crested at 47.5 feet. In limiting barge traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard at midmorning said southbound tows are restricted to a maximum of 36 barges during daylight hours. See River, Page A7.
City might stick with fuel firm, despite ‘savings’ from change By Manivanh Chanprasith email@example.com The City of Vicksburg might skip on saving about $8,000 in annual fuel costs if officials decide to stick with the provider used for nearly 20 years. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed Monday to table until the April 4 meeting action on awarding a bid to Garbage either long proposals time carrier tabled Fuel Man or The Pantry Inc., which operates nine Kangaroo stores in the city. The city has used Fuel Man, which operates pumps at 29 sites in the city and also contracts with the state, for about 20 years. “If we were to change course and go with Kangaroo, what would be the dynamics if we were trying to refuel somewhere?” Mayor Paul Winfield asked. “Those types of things need to be discussed, and I would feel uncomfortable taking
... City vehicles would have to drive extra miles to fuel up. ‘Is that worth the savings to the city?’ Tim Smith
Purchasing director a vote right now without having those answers.” An eight-person fuel committee, led by city purchasing director Tim Smith, was formed in January to weigh the bids. On Monday, members recommended staying with Fuel Man, even though The Pantry offers to save the city $8,199 annually in service fees, which are tacked on top of the wholesale fuel prices governments are charged. Wholesale fuel prices typically are about a quarter less than what the general public pays, Smith said, adding that the city spends
about $750,000 annually on fuel. “Our job was to pick the best and lowest bid,” Smith said. “We would like to stay with Fuel Man.” The committee contends The Pantry’s locations, primarily along Interstate 20 and U.S. 61 South, would make purchases costly and inconvenient for city vehicles assigned to the city’s north ward, Smith said. Fuel Man locations are spread across the city’s 30-mile radius, he said. Those city vehicles would have to drive extra miles to fuel up, he added. “Is that worth the savings to the city?” he asked. The study also found that 28 of the 70 cities and towns visited by the Vicksburg Police Department and 13 of the 25 locations visited by the Vicksburg Fire Department had no Kangaroo station. “That could be a potential problem,” Smith said for the two main departments that See City, Page A8.
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Ceres House demolition returns to Port Board fore By Danny Barrett Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org Demolition is back on the table for the Ceres Plantation House and surrounding structures, Warren County Port Commission members agreed Monday. Four of the five members voted to combine criteria stated publicly by the commission before but not acted upon — to demolish the house and a pair of storage barns, recycle usable mate-
rial and remove asbestos. A formal request for bids and/ or proposals is expected with a time frame for taking the house apart. “I think we will call people to get quotes,” chairman Johnny Moss said. Five months of indecision have followed what commissioners hailed as a victory — a no-vote based on short criteria by the Mississippi Department of Archives and See Ceres Page A7.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Garbage decision to await meeting of city and county
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from staff reports night before her body was found. The charges against him were filed after tests by the Mississippi State Crime Lab linked blood found on his clothing to Dotson. Kalahar said the case will be turned over to the Claiborne County district attorney. The MBI has handled the investigation because Watson’s brother, Terrance Watson, is a Port Gibson police officer. The MBI has not released information on whether Dotson was sexually assaulted.
Man faces felony for domestic violence A city man was charged Monday with felony third offense domestic violence, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said.
Dexter Yates, 45, 712 Speed St., was in Vicksburg Municipal Court for an arraignment for what was thought to be his second domestic violence offense when a records check revealed it was actually his third, Stewart said. Yates was sought on an assault warrant dating to December 2009. He was released Monday night on a $5,000 bond.
Jewelry, TV missing in two city burglaries Two residential burglaries were reported in the city Monday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. A 32-inch Sony TV valued at $388 was reported missing from a home in the 700 block of Central Avenue at 2 p.m. Assorted jewelry valued at $300 was reported missing at 9 p.m. from a home in the 2600 block of Pearl Street.
Each company submitted packages with up to eight options, and prices are negoProposals for new garbage tiable, said city purchasing pickup contracts for the city director Tim Smith who is — and maybe in conjunc- working with Warren County tion with the county — were Administrator John Smith to received Monday from nine obtain new contracts. “When we negotiate, we’ll local and regional companies, but Vicksburg officials said go to pick two or three of the they would meet with Warren best proposals,” he said. “The County officials before a deci- numbers will probably change when we go to sion is made. The city’s The city’s contract with negotiate.” Tim Smith contract with Waste Management said the goal Waste Manof negotiaagement is to is to expire June 30, tions will be expire June and city and county to lower the 30, and city paid in and county officials have discussed cost the city by officials have the possibility of single-family discussed the possibilcombining efforts for residences and small ity of combincontracted garbage commercial ing efforts for as contracted collection for the entire customers well as add a garbage colcounty. curbside recylection for the cling compoentire county. nent to the “This is a contracts. joint effort,” In Vicksburg, those customMayor Paul Winfield said ers pay $19.95 per month for Monday. The county currently mon- twice-a-week collection, which itors private collection ser- is an increase of $2.06 from 2009. vices, as required by law. County residents, who now The new contract for garbage and rubbish pickup and pay $1.25 monthly as a county separately for garbage, rub- administrative surcharge for bish and recyclables disposal one of six approved haulers, could be for the city alone or could see a single hauler by July 1. jointly with the county. Vicksburg and Warren Proposals viewed Monday came from Municipal Services County share the cost of using Inc., Warren County Waste the transfer station on U.S. 61 Control Inc. and Waste Man- South to satisfy requirements agement, all of Vicksburg, Riv- by the state’s Department of erbend Environmental Ser- Environmental Quality, which vices of Fayette, Advanced mandates the legal dumping Disposal of Jackson, Allied of trash. John Smith has said the Waste Services of Flowood, Waste Pro of Mississippi Inc. county is interested in conof Jackson, Arrow Disposal tinuing to use the station. The city and county meeting Service Inc. of Aberdeen, Ala., and IESI Louisiana Corp. of has not been scheduled. Monroe, La.
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House committee votes to join redistricting suit By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi’s redistricting battle has become more complex, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative session it is unclear whether the debate will be resolved in the state Capitol or in a federal courtroom. The House Elections Committee voted along party lines Monday to join a federal lawsuit filed by the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Col-
MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE ored People. Ten Democrats voted to become a party to the lawsuit, and four Republicans were against it. House Elections Committee Chairman Tommy Reynolds, D-Charleston, said that by joining the lawsuit, the panel is trying to maintain a voice in the redistricting process if it is settled in federal court. He said the committee will be able to present maps in court if it is part of the litigation.
“What I want to assure is that we get a fair redistricting plan for the people of the state of Mississippi,” Reynolds said. The NAACP seeks to block elections this year under Mississippi’s current 122 House districts and 52 Senate districts, which were put in place after the 2000 census. The civil rights group says because of population changes over the past decade, some districts
have too many residents and some have too few and that violates the constitutional principle of one-person, onevote. Legislators have been trying for weeks to draw new district lines to account for shifts revealed by the 2010 census, including growth in DeSoto County, just south of Memphis, Tenn., and loss of populations in parts of the economically struggling Delta. Traditionally, each chamber draws its own map and the other chamber OKs it.
At the urging of Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, the Republican-controlled Senate bucked tradition this year by rejecting a plan by the Democratic-controlled House. House Speaker Billy McCoy, D-Rienzi, said last week that because the Senate ignored the procedure that’s been followed for decades, he won’t appoint negotiators to work on a final version of the House map. The House and Senate maps are included in a single resolution, so both are in limbo.
Talks between the chambers appear to be at a standstill. Rep. Mark Baker, R-Brandon, was one of the four House Elections Committee members who voted against intervening in the federal lawsuit. He said the vote was “just a dog and pony show.” “We’re still in session, and people sent us here to do something specific, which is try to obtain a plan,” Baker said. Reynolds said no public money will be used to pay for the involvement in the suit.
U.S. high court won’t hear Resentencing delayed again for lawyer, ex-judges appeals in state murders JUDICIAL BRIBERY
By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — The federal resentencing hearing for imprisoned Mississippi attorney Paul Minor and two former judges was delayed again Monday, but not before Minor’s attorney accused a witness of perjury and one of the convicted judges became emotional by his son’s testimony. U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate delayed the resentencing Monday in Jackson so he can take more time to consider pending motions seeking to throw out all of the convictions in the case. Wingate said attorneys have until Friday to submit more argu-
Paul Minor, from left, John Whitfield and Wes Teel leave the federal courthouse in Jackson Monday. ments and then he’ll set a conference call to decide when to hold the hearing. Minor and former Harrison County judges Wes Teel and John Whitfield must be resentenced because a federal appeals court vacated their bribery convictions in 2009. The appeals court upheld
other convictions, including honest services fraud convictions against each of the men and Minor’s racketeering conviction. Now Wingate is considering motions to vacate the remaining convictions because higher courts have limited the scope of honest services fraud.
The resentencing has been delayed at least five times. Wingate allowed several witnesses to take the stand Monday on Whitfield’s behalf because they traveled from out of town and might not be able to come to the next resentencing hearing. Greg Whitfield, a 23-yearold Southern University star baseball player, and his father both fought back tears when the younger Whitfield took the stand. Greg Whitfield said his father has missed many family milestones, such as when Greg Whitfield led the Southwestern Athletic Conference in homeruns in 2009 and helped Southern to a conference title. “I love him and I want him home.”
Alabama leaders apologize for handling of 1944 rape ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Nearly 70 years after Recy Taylor was raped by a gang of white men, leaders of the rural southeast Alabama community where it happened apologized Monday, acknowledging that her attackers escaped prosecution because of racism and a bungled investigation. “It is apparent that the
system failed you in 1944,” Henry County probate judge and commission chairwoman JoAnn Smith told Taylor’s relatives at a news conference. Taylor, 91, lives in Florida and did not attend. Family members said she is in poor health. But her 74-year-old brother Robert Corbitt, who still lives in town, was front and center
and said he would relay the apology to his sister. “What happened to my sister way back then ... couldn’t happen today,” he said. “Boy, what a mess they made out of it.” Taylor, who is black, said in an interview last year that she believes the men who attacked her are dead, but she would
still like an apology from the state. Taylor was 24, married and living in her native Henry County when she was gangraped in Abbeville. She was walking home from church when she was abducted, assaulted and left on the side of the road in an isolated area.
JACKSON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear an appeal from Mississippi death row inmate Robert Simon Jr., who claims he could have avoided a death sentence had his sentencing jury been told of his abusive childhood. Mississippi authorities quickly sought an execution date for Simon, who was sentenced to death for the 1990 killing of a married couple and their 12-year-old son. A federal judge in Mississippi dismissed Simon’s ineffective counsel claims in 2008.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision last fall. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case without comment. Simon was sentenced to death for the killings of a Quitman County family in 1990. The court also declined to hear an appeal from James Winding, who was convicted in Adams County in 2003 of kidnapping and sexual battery. Winding was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say the sexual assault took place Sept. 28, 2002, in Wilkinson County.
Barbour to meet with Nevada GOP leaders JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who’s readying for a possible presidential run, will meet with Republican leaders today in the early caucus state of Nevada. Barbour’s political action committee said he will meet with Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada legislators and other GOP leaders in Carson City. Nevada’s Feb. 18 caucus puts it behind only Iowa and New Hampshire in early contests to determine parties’ 2012
nominees. Barbour has said he’ll announce in April whether he’ll enter the race. He spoke Saturday at Gov. Haley the CaliforBarbour nia Republican convention and last week in Chicago. Barbour has also traveled to the early caucus or primary states of Iowa and South Carolina.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Col. John Walsh has his establishment in the Hotel Piazza building. • The Postal Telegraph Company is now ready for business here. • Mose Kaufman of Memphis is in town.
110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Bob Easley brings suit against the Meridian Street Railroad Co. for $10,000 for the loss of a leg.
100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Joe Biedenharn’s Hudson auto is burned in the Military Park. • N. Vick Robbins is ill with diphtheria.
90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Church choirs prepare for joyous music for Easter Sunday. • Walter Kennedy is put in charge of Troop Five, Boy Scouts outing.
80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Charles O. Scott is named exalted ruler of the BPOE. • Work on Tucker’s viaduct, south of the city, is started. • Word is received that “Brierﬁeld,” the plantation home of Jefferson Davis, burns on Palmyra Island.
70 YEARS AGO: 1941 A.J. Sevier, sheriff of Madison Parish, is a patient in the Sanitarium. • Ten selectees, two from Warren County and eight from the city, leave for Camp Shelby. • Bill Sam is named vice president of the University of Mississippi student body.
60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Warren Asher, manager of the Hotel Vicksburg, leaves for Chicago to attend the Midwest Hotel Show. • Mrs. Annie Artz, prominent citizen, dies after a long illness.
50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mrs. Lena Schneider dies. • Funeral services are held for S. Lowe Sr.
40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Robinson announce the birth of a daughter, Joanna, on March 5. • Mrs. Marie Rodge, Lake Providence resident, dies. • Funeral services are held for Charles Maranto.
30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Jessica Michelle Worthy celebrates her ﬁrst birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. Lenny Fisher of Utica are the parents of a daughter, Rashandra Patrice, born March 24.
20 YEARS AGO: 1991
Verbal stumbles provide insight If you get a kick out of hearing important people say embarrassing things, March has been a merry month. A National Public Radio executive and a likely presidential candidate let ﬂy with remarks they shouldn’t have, and although both prompted the usual pointing and laughing, the verbal stumbles offered insights into what these individuals really think. First up was Ron Schiller, president of NPR’s fundraising arm, who was tricked into talking with two people posing as Muslims offering NPR a $5 million donation. A hidden-camera video shows him slamming the Tea Party movement, saying its members “believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting — it’s scary. They’re seriously racist,
racist people.” Such comments feed the perception that NPR and its parent, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, are liberal soapboxes. This is a touchy issue. Congress already is threatening to defund public broadcasting. But even more damaging was Schiller’s admission that NPR would be “better off in the long run” without federal support. That was a stunner, far more revealing than his blatherings about the Tea Party. The Schiller affair prompted a shake-up at NPR but no retreat from its campaign to keep federal funding. That’s too bad. It is long past time for Congress to close the money spigot and let NPR and PBS fend for themselves. Ron Schiller, for one, apparently
believes they can. Then there was Newt Gingrich, the ﬂamboyant former House speaker who’s making noises about running for president. Thrice-married and an admitted adulterer, he offered an interviewer a novel excuse for his past misbehavior: “There’s no question at times of my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard and that things happened in my life that were not appropriate.” In other words, he had affairs because he was patriotic. What insight can we derive from this jaw-dropping confession? Simple. Mr. Gingrich thinks Americans are suckers who’ll believe anything.
Jerry Morgan is killed when he tries to cross the interstate in the blinding rain. • The bridge on U.S. 61 South in Claiborne County that crosses Kinnison Creek buckles under the swollen creek. • School trustees sign off on a plan that could get them a deed and end the rift with county supervisors over ownership of Culkin School and the 21.1 acres on which it sits.
10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Rev. Timothy W. Whitaker, Vicksburg native, is elected bishop of the Florida Area of the United Methodist Church. • Stacie Botsay is new program coordinator for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation.
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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler
Drilling ban fueling Obama’s controlling agenda With Japan’s nuclear reactors in crisis; with Middle East violence stripping bare American recklessness in relying on an Arab oil supply; with prices rising fast at the local gas pump, there is an almost apocalyptic tension growing in the absence of action on the American energy problem: Tons — or, rather barrels and cubic feet — of resources, and no will or even interest on the part of our trusted, responsible and feckless elected leaders to get it. What is their problem? What is our problem? Sarah Palin posted about this emerging crisis week (and created a not-so-small news cycle in the process), taking on “The 4-Dollar-Per-Gallon President,” which is probably a low-ball ﬁgure. Palin scored President Obama’s energy program, which, at best, does nothing to reverse the rise in prices at the pump even in the longterm, which is what it seems we can reasonably ask of him. Why doesn’t it? Answer coming; ﬁrst, the back-story. Palin outlines Obama administration energy policies which include: a drilling moratorium (only two
To this president’s way of thinking, high gas prices are a solution, not a problem. Cheap energy is the launch pad of a soaring economy, one beyond government (his) control.
permits in the last year); Obama’s 2012 budget that, for example, cuts tax incentives for energy exploration; and anti-drilling regulatory policies. She discusses in some detail an area north of the Arctic Circle where the U.S. Geological Survey tells us there are some 90 billion barrels of technically recoverable oil and 1,670 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable natural gas, “one-third of which is in Alaskan territory.” “That’s our next Prudhoe Bay right there,” she writes, describing thousands of jobs, hundreds of billions of dollars in wages and revenue, and a home-grown energy ﬂow that wouldn’t depend on the shaky grip of some desiccated desert
bandit with a harem. Palin continues: “This would be great news if only the federal government would allow Shell” — the company that purchased the leases — “to drill there. But it won’t.” Sure enough, as Palin points out, just last month, Shell announced an end to exploratory drilling this year in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas after Alaskan native and environmentalist groups went before the federal Environmental Appeals Board and successfully challenged the drilling permits Shell had received from the Environmental Protection Agency. Now, who is it that we elected on that appeals board to make this crucial drilling decision? There’s
something out of whack about this system; something we can’t touch; something we can’t even see. Particularly in our unstable era, such a decision is an urgent matter for open debate by elected representatives; not for those “faceless bureaucrats” you read about (or maybe not). Of course, we elected Barack Obama. The question Americans must ask of him before next time is whether he even wants low gas prices. Judging by his actions, his rhetoric, his Third-World, anti-imperialist, Frantz-Fanon-imbued vision of Diminished America, my hunch is no. To this president’s way of thinking, high gas prices are a solution, not a problem. Cheap energy is the launch pad of a soaring economy, one beyond government (his) control. And this president wants control: over what we eat (less), drive (smaller) and live (lower thermostats). As Palin reminds us, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu actually pines for gasoline prices as high as Europe’s ($9-plus) as a tool of social regimentation “to coax consumers into buying more-efﬁcient cars,” as the Wall Street Journal
reported, “and living in neighborhoods closer to work.” Chu told the paper, “Somehow we have to ﬁgure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” Oh, and by the way: Not one senator whose salary we pay bothered to query Chu during his conﬁrmation hearing about how regular Americans with hourlong commutes (as opposed to Berkeley professors like Chu) would fare in this social-engineering scheme. “Energy is the building block of our economy,” Palin wrote. “The President is purposely weakening that building block and weakening our economy.” I think Palin’s right. This isn’t about “experience,” “ineptitude” or “inaction.” Such excuses would explain failure to achieve a more or less conventional goal of, for lack of a better term, American greatness. That just isn’t what Obama has in mind. Otherwise, he’d be doing absolutely everything in his considerable presidential powers to bring American oil to market ASAP. •
Diana West can be contacted at dianawest@ verizon.net
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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SMART MONEY Q: My husband has several coins he received from a grandparent in his younger years that he has held on to. The oldest is dated 1897 and looks like it’s in good condition. The other one is a 1956 silver quarter. A nearby town is hosting a “Treasures Hunters Roadshow” soon. We have considered taking these coins there to find out their value. Is it a smart idea to cash them in or to see what BRUCE they would be worth? Should we hold
on to them? We are a young family of four ranging 18 years to 7 months old. — M.W., via e-mail A: The 1956 silver quarter might look like it’s in good condition and it may be fun to try and take them over to the show, but I don’t think that you are going to find that there is any material value. Any bookstore has a variety of coin books/magazines that will give you some notion as to the value. The big problem with coins is their condition; what may look like good condition to you is very likely a low grade. These are nice things to hang on to, but not as an investment. •
Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at email@example.com.
More than 9,000 dead, police say FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Workers reconnected power lines to all six reactor units at Japan’s radiation-leaking nuclear plant today, its operator said, marking a significant step in bringing the overheated complex under control. In making an announcement after days of anxious waiting by the public, Tokyo Electric Power Co. cautioned that much work needed to be done before the electricity can be turned on. Workers are checking all additional equipment for damage to make sure cooling systems can be safely operated, Tokyo Electric said. In another advance, emergency crews dumped 18 tons of seawater into nearly boiling-storage-pool-holding spent nuclear fuel, cooling it to 105 degrees Fahrenheit, Japan’s nuclear safety agency said. Steam, possibly carrying radioactive elements, had been rising for two days, and the move lessens the chances that more radiation will seep into the air.
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An elderly man sits by bonfire to keep warm at a makeshift shelter today in northern Japan. Japan’s police agency said more than 9,000 people are dead. Another 13,500 are missing. Those tallies are likely to overlap, but police officials estimate that the final figure will likely exceed 18,000 deaths. A police spokesman from one of the hardest-hit prefectures, Miyagi, estimates deaths will top 15,000 in that region alone.
AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi’s forces shelled rebels regrouping in the desert dunes outside a strategic eastern city today, and his snipers and tanks roamed the streets of the last major opposition-held city in the west, signaling a prolonged battle ahead. An American fighter jet crashed, both crew ejecting safely. The U.S. Africa Command said both crewmembers were safe in American hands after what was believed to be a mechanical failure of the Air Force F-15 Monday night. One was picked up by a rebel force and the other by a Marine Corps Osprey search and rescue aircraft. Disorganization among the rebels could hamper their attempts to exploit the air campaign by U.S. and European militaries, who themselves have struggled to articulate an endgame. Since the uprising began on Feb. 15, the opposition has been made up of disparate groups even as it took control of the entire east of the country. Regular citizens — residents of the “liberated” areas
— formed an enthusiastic but undisciplined force that in the past weeks has charged ahead to fight Gadhafi Moammar forces, only to Gadhafi be beaten back by superior firepower. Regular army units that joined the rebellion have proven stronger and more organized, but only a few units have joined the battles while many have stayed behind as officers struggle to get together often antiquated, limited equipment and form a coordinated force. The ragtag band of hundreds of fighters who made their way to the outskirts of Ajdabiya today milled about, clutching mortars, grenades and assault rifles. Some wore khaki fatigues. One man sported a bright white studded belt. “Gadhafi is killing civilians inside Ajdabiya,” said Khaled Hamid, a rebel who said he had been in Gadhafi’s forces but defected to the rebels’ side. “Today we will enter Ajdabiya, God willing.”
Yemeni leader Saleh vows to step down by year’s end SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s embattled U.S.backed president said today that a military coup would lead to civil war and pledged to step down by year’s end but not hand power to army commanders who have joined the opposition. “Any dissent within the military institution will negatively affect the whole nation,” President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in a nationally televised warning to a meeting of Yemen’s
Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. “The nation is far greater than the ambition of individuals who want to seize power.” There was no immediate response from the opposition, which has won the loyalty of influential clergy and tribal leaders, along with the powerful army commanders now calling for Saleh’s ouster. Saleh had rejected an earlier opposition demand that he resign by the end of the year.
Judge orders Loughner mental exam PHOENIX — A federal judge on Monday ordered the suspect in the January shooting rampage in Tucson to undergo a mental evaluation at a specialized facility in Missouri as soon as possible. The evaluation will be videotaped and provided to prosecutors and defense attorneys, U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said in his late Monday ruling. The judge also ordered that the exam be conducted no later than April 29, and that findings be reported to the court and attorneys on both sides by May 11.
German court convicts incest father KOBLENZ, Germany — A German court convicted a man today who fathered eight children with his stepdaughter of scores of counts of sexual abuse and sentenced him to 14 years, 6 months in prison. The court found the 48-year-old defendant, identified only as Detlef S., guilty of 162 counts of sexually abusing his children and forcing his daughter and stepdaughter into prostitution between 1987 and 2010. He has confessed to the
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charges. Detlef S., whose last name was withheld because of German privacy laws, first began molesting his daughter when she was nine, and after her 12th birthday party he regularly sexually assaulted her, the DAPD news agency reported.
Obama to shift focus to El Salvador SANTIAGO, Chile — After days of promoting the international ties that bind, President Barack Obama shifts his Latin American tour to a closer neighbor and the more sensitive U.S. policy interests of immigration, narcotics wars and gun trafficking. The president pivots today from stops in Brazil and Chile for El Salvador, where he will meet with President Mauricio Funes. Washington is growing increasingly concerned about rising crime south of the U.S. border, and El Salvador is hardly immune. It has seen murder rates rise amid an influx of drugs and displaced traffickers from crackdowns in Colombia and Mexico.
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History to place state landmark status on the 41-acre property, which would have limited the site’s use for industrial purposes. Quotes taken in February 2010 to raze the main house and an adjacent pool house were in the $24,000 range, but were thrown out as MDAH began its landmark inquiry. Another, for $14,000, would have removed asbestos without razing or moving the house. Monday’s action came after a broad directive in December to ABMB Engineers Inc. to draw guidelines themselves fell flat. The house dates to the 1830s and was built on land owned by the U.G. Flowers family until 1986, when it was purchased by the county along with the rest of the Ceres industrial park’s acreage. It last operated as a commercial business when a plant nursery closed in 2007.
On the agenda Members of the Port Commission: • Agreed to apply for $1.5 million in intermodal grant funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation. If approved, the local match would be 20 percent and total funds would go toward resurfacing and shoring up Industrial Drive, off Haining Road. • Approved to extend an option on Ergon Marine’s lease of port property for fleet storage. • Agreed to re-advertise a contract to replace a weatherbeaten billboard at Ceres facing Interstate 20. No bids were submitted on an offer publicized in January.
The limitations are a precaution against the faster river currents breaking barges loose and causing them to strike such structures as the U.S. 80 bridge at Vicksburg or other river traffic. At City Front, where openings in the floodwall allow vehicles to access the Yazoo Diversion Canal, crossties were last used in 2008 to block water from Levee Street. They were installed after the river topped flood stage. Drain valves at three spots along the city’s floodwall were shut last week in preparation for the rising water. More would be closed, further preventing seepage from below the wall, if the crest forecast rises, according to the Sewer Department. In the northwest part of the city, Chickasaw, Long Lake, Laney Camp and Ziegler roads remained closed by standing water this morn-
Mississippi River Today’s stage: 41.4 24-hour change: 0.3 Crest forecast: 43 feet on March 29 Flood stage: 43 feet
By the numbers Peak water stages during recent and benchmark years when the Mississippi ing. The Kings Point Ferry was shut down and moved to the Port of Vicksburg Sunday because of the high water on the canal. Jackson Lane in the Kings community which dead-ends into undeveloped brush west of rail tracks in Kings, begins to flood at 43 feet. Flood-prone roads south of the city, around LeTourneau Technologies, remained dry. Levels in Eagle Lake dipped to 76.4 feet, a half of a foot below the ideal 76.9foot mark, said Tim Rogers, hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Control Division.
River neared or topped flood stage of 43 feet at Vicksburg: • May 26, 2010 . . . . . . 42.8 • May 27, 2009 . . . . . . 47.5 • April 19, 2008 . . . . . 50.9 • Jan. 31 2005 . . . . . . 44.5 • May 29, 2003 . . . . . . 43.0 • June 3, 2002 . . . . . . 45.4 • May 14, 1998 . . . . . . 43.6 • March 22, 1997 . . . . 49.1 • May 27, 1983 . . . . . . 49.3 • May 13. 1973 . . . . . . 51.6 As a result, Muddy Bayou, which holds floodwaters in the backwater area out of the Eagle Lake community, will be opened “as slightly as we can” to raise the lake level, Rogers said. The river side of the structure was at 85.5 feet this morning. Levels on the river side of the Steele Bayou Water Control Structure on Mississippi 465 stood at 89.3 feet, up fourtenths of a foot. The land side held level at 85.4 feet. Crests are expected Wednesday on the land side near 86 feet and 91 feet on the river side March 29. Low-lying crops go under at about 86 feet.
Continued from Page A1. the second version, the central city-based district gains neighborhoods between Halls Ferry Road and Wisconsin Avenue. The county’s northern, central and southern districts for justice court posts also stand in elections for constables who serve the court’s papers. Legal action against Warren and 12 other Mississippi counties filed in February by local chapters of the NAACP is pending in each of the state’s two U.S. District Court jurisdictions. Cleveland, Miss.-based law firm Griffith & Griffith has been hired by supervisors to represent them in the local case. Input for the defense is expected
from the circuit clerk’s office and the election commission, according to an action announced after a half-hour closed session Monday. Redistricting plans must balance the most and least populous districts within a 10 percent range mandated by the U.S. Department of Justice without diluting minority voting strength. County officials plan to hold this year’s elections under the current lines. A public hearing will be set once the board agrees on a final map. From there, it goes to the DOJ for approval, as per Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Took seven bids under advisement for lawn care and garbage removal services at the newly constructed restroom and grounds at Eagle Lake boat landing. They were from Eagle Eye Enterprises, Todd McCaffrey Lawn Service, Roy Simmons, Turf Tiger Lawn Service, Hubert Lawn Service, Amazing Shine Janitorial Service and Bob Hollingsworth. All except Clinton-based Amazing Shine were Vicksburg-based firms or individuals, Purchasing Agent Tonga Vinson said. • Took three bids under advisement on interest rates on loans to help finance road im-
provements planned for Forest Cove and Fairways subdivisions. Bids were received from Trustmark, RiverHills and Guaranty banks. Improvement costs are to be tacked onto homeowners’ property taxes over a period of time via a special assessment, as per state law. • Authorized a $1,754,608.81 check to Riverhills Bank to pay back a tax anticipation note earlier this fiscal year. Supervisors have borrowed money each of the past three years to keep adopted operating budgets from running short of revenue. • Recognized tax assessor’s office employees Ben Luckett, Billy Holder and Carolyn Brown for 15 years of service and records manager Hewey Purvis for 20 years. All received certificates.
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Elma Bourn PORT GIBSON — Elma Bourn died Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Promise Hospital in Vicksburg. She was 83. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jessie Bourn; her son, Wilbert Bourn; and her parents, Willie and Sassie DixonMinor. Survivors include her two sons, Sammy Bourn of Wayne, Mich. and Jessie Bourn of Port Gibson; two daughters, Nancy Bourn of Detroit and Karen Bourn of Port Gibson; a brother, Troy Dixon of Los Angeles; five sisters, Mattie Dampeer and Emma T. Walker, both of Pinola, Erleane Anderson of Los Angeles, Gerlean Williams of Adelanto, Calif., and Ula Stapleton of Milwaukee; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Galilee Baptist Church in Rockport, Miss., with the Rev. Timothy Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be today from 1 until 6 at Thompson Funeral Home and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the service.
Johnathan K. Hicks Johnathan K. ”John John” Hicks died Friday, March 18, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 28. Mr. Hicks was a fireman for the City of Vicksburg and was a member of Mount Carmel Ministries. He is survived by his mother, Georgia Hicks of Vicksburg; his father, Bill Robinson Jr. of Vicksburg; a son, Johnathan M. Hicks of Vicksburg; a daughter, Jahnzia M. Hicks of Vicks-
burg; five sisters, LaTonya Heard of Chicago and Stacey Hicks, Georgette Hicks, Damé Beard and Angela JohnJonathan son, all of Hicks Vicksburg; his paternal grandparents, Leonia Robinson of Vicksburg and Bill Robinson Sr. of Chicago; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Lillie Mae Johnson PORT GIBSON — Lillie Mae Johnson died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Natchez Regional Medical Center in Natchez. She was 68. She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. “Bates” Johnson; a son, Lamar Johnson; her parents, Dennis and Emma Reddick; and a brother, Rufus Reddick. Survivors include her three sons, George Johnson and Tarvi Johnson, both of Lorman and Royal Johnson of Vicksburg; four daughters, Canary Mallory of Vicksburg, Dairy Johnson, Quiontesser Johnson and Sanquetta Johnson, all of Lorman; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at China Grove M.B. Church in Russum with the Rev. Leon Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at McCay Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home and Thursday at the church from 1 p.m. until the service.
David Richard Melton David Richard Melton died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at his home. He was 54. Born in Texas, Mr. Melton had been a resident of Vicksburg and Redwood most
of his life. He was a retired tankerman for Smith and Big River towing companies. He attended Bovina Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Laurajean Melton; his stepmother, Dot Melton; a grandson, Jarod Johnson; and his grandparents, Claude and Velma Melton and Cecil and Edna Stone. Survivors include three daughters, Melissa Minshall, Jennifer Melton and Ashley Randolph, all of Baxter, Tenn.; his father, William Russell Melton of Vicksburg; two brothers, Jimmy William Melton and Ben Foley, both of Vicksburg; four sisters, Alice Bell and Sandra Pettway, both of Vicksburg, Lois Martin of Redwood and Lee Seid of Baldwyn; 12 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 today at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until the service.
Pallbearers will be Alan Rymer, Austin Russum, Matthew Pettway, J.J. Russum, Trey Martin, Lester Pettway, Derrick Fields and Zachary Rymer. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven William Melton, Austin Lee Seid, Justin William Bell, Hannah Parker, Riley Martin, Kinsley Parker, Treyce Keyes and Karsten Keyes.
Marie Antoinette Brent Strong RAYMOND — Marie Antoinette “Nettie” Brent Strong, 95, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at First Baptist Church of Raymond. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7 at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home of Raymond and tomorrow one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Raymond City Cemetery. Mrs. Strong was a native
and longtime resident of Raymond. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Jackson where she was married. Later she moved her membership to First Baptist Church in Raymond where she served as a leader in Sunday School, Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), Girl’s Auxiliary (GAs), and Vacation Bible School. She also served her community by being on the Board of Trustees of Hinds County Schools and was president of the PTA at Raymond High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Strong; six brothers; two sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is survived by three children, Beth Martin of Byram, Mimsie Nail (Mike) of Raymond and Jeff Strong (Linda) of Vicksburg; five grandchildren, Brent Martin, Chris Pugh, Jeff Mac Strong, Blake Strong and Lexie Strong; and four great-grandchildren, Britney, Drew, Bethany and Christian.
PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TONIGHT
Clear tonight, lows in the 60s; partly cloudy Wednesday, highs in the 80s
WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.
LOCAL FORECAST wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy; lows in the 60s, highs in the 80s
STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear, lows in the 60s wednesday-thursday Partly cloudy; lows in the 60s, highs in the 80s
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 80º Low/past 24 hours............... 62º Average temperature......... 71º Normal this date................... 59º Record low..............27º in 1986 Record high............85º in 1916 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.34 inches Total/year.............. 12.55 inches Normal/month......4.18 inches Normal/year........ 14.51 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 9:10 A.M. Most active................. 2:55 P.M. Active............................. 9:39 P.M. Most active.................. 3:24 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:15 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:16 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:03
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 41.4 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.8 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.2 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.4 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.5 | Change: -1.0 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 14.4 | Change: -6.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.4 River....................................89.3
MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 51.5 Thursday................................ 51.0 Friday....................................... 50.5 Memphis Wednesday........................... 37.0 Thursday................................ 36.8 Friday....................................... 36.6 Greenville Wednesday........................... 48.3 Thursday................................ 48.6 Friday....................................... 48.9 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 42.0 Thursday................................ 42.2 Friday....................................... 42.5
On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d Feb. 22 minutes. • Accepted a silver award presentation from the United Way. • Tabled until the next meeting action on executing a letter of support to The Hal Gordon Foundation. • Took under advisement until Friday 10 sealed bids for an emergency diesel water treatment plant generator — Chain Electric of Hattiesburg for $740,768, Diamond Electric Company of Baton Rouge for $747,600, Electro-Mech Inc. of Ridgeland for $654,874, Fountain Construction of Jackson for $634,500, Killen Contractor of Brandon for $680,400, McInnis Electric of Jackson for $649,100, Robinson Electric Company of Cleveland for $656,510, Titan Engineering & Construction of Flowood for $772,000, Webster Electric of Meridian for $631,700 and Adco Electricity of Jackson for $824,405. • OK’d an amended agreement with Allen & Hoshall for professional engineering to change natural gas generator to diesel. • Approved a request from WVBG V105.5 for a $495 radio sponsorship for Miss Mississippi and Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageants. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman voted against the request. • OK’d City Clerk to advertise sealed bids for sale of a 1986 IHC fuel truck. • OK’d a renewal contract with Scott Lawn Service of Yazoo City for $7,500 for an extra year of grass cutting for Cedar Hill Cemetery. • Rescinded a motion from the Jan. 10 meeting awarding sealed bids for surplus property, 1608 First East Alley PPIN 17512, to William Nelson for $429 and adopted a resolution rejecting all sealed bids for the same. • Approved a request from Vicksburg Main Street to use the parking lot at Jackson and Washington to hold the fourth annual Vicksburg Farmers’ Market from May 21 to July 30. • Tabled action on a proposal by Mississippi Main Street for an $11,600 payment to facilitate a branding and marketing charrette. • OK’d a one-year, $1,476 per quarter rental with Pitney Bowes Inc. for use of a letter-folding machine. • OK’d an agreement with Port Gibson Main Street for temporary use of 100 metal barricades for the 19th annual Port Gibson Heritage Festival Saturday. • OK’d an agreement with Vicksburg Girls Softball Association for use of the ball fields at Halls Ferry Park. • OK’d a five-year extended warranty agreement with Kossen Equipment Inc. for generators installed at wastewater plant for $1,944, wastewater plant for $6,844, Vicksburg Fire Department for $3,705, City Hall for $3,442, Castle
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 Hill for $1,944 and City Hall Annex for $1,944. • OK’d a five-year preventive maintenance agreement with Kossen Equipment Inc. for generators installed at City Hall for $5,234, City Hall Annex for $2,855, Castle Hill for $3,740 and new Vicksburg Fire Department for $5,234. • OK’d a working agreement with Vicksburg/Warren County Coordinated Community Response. • OK’d a request for cash and summary sheet No. 19 for Community Development Block Grant project at the Vicksburg Fire Station on U.S. 61 South. • Approved a $250 request for advertisement from Vicksburg High School for the 2011 River City Shootout Tournament set for June 25. • Approved a $300 request from 2011 Vicksburg’s Outstanding Teen McKenzie Pollock for advertisement in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant’s program book. • Approved a $300 request from 2011 Miss Vicksburg Elyssa Lassiter for advertisement in the Miss Mississippi Pageant’s program book. • OK’d the remaining $30,000 allocation to the VicksburgWarren County Chamber of Commerce. • OK’d a request from Vicksburg Catholic Schools to close Grove Street between Howard and Hayes streets on May 7 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the annual PlayADayAwayInMay event. • OK’d adding to the employee driving list Jonathan Pittman of water mains department and Vernon Thompson of right of way department. • OK’d a notification of sale of Horizon Casino and consent to assignment of agreement. • OK’d assignment, assumption and amendment agreement by and among the board, Columbia Properties Vicksburg LLC, Delta Investments & Development LLC and Great Southern Investment Group Inc. • OK’d investment and conditional option agreement by and between City of Vicksburg, Delta Investments & Development LLC and Great Southern Investment Group Inc. • OK’d assignment of restrictive covenant for the pending sale of Horizon Casino. In closed session, the board: • Discussed eight new hires in sewer and recreation departments; one promotion in street department; four pay adjustments in gas, water mains and right of way departments; two status changes in recreation department and administration; and 19 personnel matters in gas, police, fire, right of way, sewer, street and parks and recreation maintenance departments. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall Annex room 109.
City Continued from Page A1. use a majority of the city’s nearly 350 vehicles. Fuel Man guarantees service in at least one station in each county across the state, as well as service in at least 35,000 locations nationwide. The switch to The Pantry could also mean the loss of two local bulk suppliers — Waring Oil Company and Hill City Oil Company — since they contract with a supplier from Louisiana. “The two local bulk fuel companies will lose those sales from the local government,” Smith said.
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The committee also considered the loss of revenue by about 20 Vicksburg store owners who accept Fuel Man cards. In addition to Smith and Barry Warnock, the city’s maintenance supervisor, the committee includes Vicksburg police Deputy Chiefs Mitchell Dent and John Dolan, Vicksburg Deputy Fire Chiefs Kenneth Daniels and Mark Hales, public works director Bubba Rainer and city engineer Garnet Van Norman. In other business, the board granted a stay of demolition to the property at 1500 East Ave., which is owned by former Vicksburg resident Abraham Lincoln Fowler,
who lives and operates a business in Monroe. The three-story, antebellum-looking home built on about four acres in 1968 has been cited for numerous aesthetic violations during the past few years. Fowler said he rents the
property and lives there parttime. The property could be removed from the city’s demolition list if a resolution is found by city officials, Fowler and his lawyer, who are scheduled to meet Monday.
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SPORTS Tuesday, March 22, 2011 • SE C TIO N B PUZZLES B5 | CLASSIFIEDS B6
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NW Rankin fires Coates over arrest By The Associated Press
Duncan down San Antonio star suffers sprained ankle/B3
Schedule PREP BASEBALL WC hosts Clinton Today, 7 p.m.
VHS at Greenville-Weston Today, 7 p.m. St. Al at West Lincoln Today, 7 p.m.
PREP SOFTBALL VHS hosts Pearl Today, 6 p.m. St. Al at Clinton Today, 6 p.m. Warren Central hosts Madison Central Today, 6:15 p.m.
On TV 6 p.m. ESPN - Connecticut tries to lock up its annual berth in the Sweet 16 of the Women’s NCAA Tournament tonight when it takes on ninthseeded Purdue in a second-round game.
who’s hot NICK MEKUS St. Aloysius golfer shot a 74 on Monday to take medalist honors in a match against Terry.
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Porters Chapel Academy wide receiver Chris Marshall runs with the ball during a game last season. Marshall, the 2010 Vicksburg Post Offensive Player of the Year, signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College on Monday.
PCA’s Marshall signs with Gulf Coast By Steve Wilson email@example.com Porters Chapel Academy wide receiver Chris Marshall has decided to reset the recruiting process. In a surprise move, the reigning Vicksburg Post Player of the Year decided on Monday to sign with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He passed on some offers from four-year schools like Louisiana Tech and Alcorn State to realize an opportunity at Gulf Coast to emerge on the recruiting boards of some bigger BCS confer-
ence destinations like TCU, Oregon and Missouri. He listed those three schools as his preferred destinations when he completes his two-year stint at Gulf Coast, which finished 10-2 last season. “I figured that if you have your heart set on going some place, you should try to take whatever route you can to get there,” Marshall said. “This will give me a chance to restart the process and get my name out there again.” As far as making a name for himself, it helps Marshall’s cause that he will play receiver in a wide-
open spread offense. From a national exposure viewpoint, Gulf Coast has become one of the nation’s top junior college programs, finishing last season No. 3 in the NJCAA poll. The Destrehan, La. native opened plenty of eyes in his only season at PCA after transferring from Texas last summer. Marshall caught 50 passes for 1,024 yards with nine touchdowns, and was a threat anytime he had the ball in his hands. He averaged 30.8 yards per punt return with two scores, and returned a kickoff for a score
while averaging 35.8 yards per return. He finished with 13 total touchdowns and represented PCA in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools all-star game. “He’s going to a great junior college and it gives him a chance to be recruited by those bigger schools,” Porters Chapel coach John Weaver said. “It’s going to give Chris a chance to showcase his talents on a bigger stage. I have a feeling he will do very well at the college level and perform like he did here. He’s that kind of athlete and he’s that type of young man.”
Siedelines MHSAA switches site of baseball finals
JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi High School Activities Association baseball championship series for 2011 will begin at Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson and conclude at Trustmark Park in Pearl. MHSAA executive director Ennis Proctor said Smith-Wills will host Game 1s for all six classifications May 17-18. Second and third games of the best-of-three series will take place at Trustmark Park from May 1921. Trustmark Park has hosted all MHSAA championship series since 2006, but two different sites were necessary this year because the stadium is hosting the Conference USA Tournament May 25-29. The Mississippi Braves, Trustmark Park’s primary tenant, complete a 10-game homestand on May 18 and start a fivegame homestand May 30.
LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 7-1-9 La. Pick 4: 4-2-3-3 Weekly results: B2
JACKSON — The Rankin County School District on Monday ended the contract of Northwest Rankin head football coach David Coates, who faces a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute. Coates, who also served as athletic director, had been under suspension pending the outcome of the investigation. A release from the district said Northwest Rankin’s assistant principal, Kalvin Robinson, has been named interim athletic director while school administrators begin the search for a replacement. “We are saddened by the circumstances surrounding Coach Coates’ termination. Educators are, and should be, held to a higher standard. When those standards are not met, there are consequences,” the district said in the release. Coates, 55, had coached at the school for 19 seasons. Earlier this month, he and his college-age son were among four people charged in a 10-month investigation into the distribution of Ecstasy, LSD and marijuana. Coates’ son, Joseph Coates, 21, a student at Ole Miss, was charged with sale of MDMA — the main ingredient in Ecstasy, and possession of narcotics. Also charged in the investigation are Coates’ daughter, Maryalice Coates; Ole Miss student Mary Jane Miranda, 23, and Marc Frank Davis, 54, of Greely, Colo. Each was charged with the sale of MDMA.
Tennessee gives Pearl the boot amidst NCAA probe By The Associated Press KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee wanted to stick with the coach who led the program to its greatest achievements. In the end, the university fired Bruce Pearl for too many transgressions away from the court. Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said in a statement released late Monday that school officials decided to dismiss Pearl, who has been charged by the NCAA with unethical conduct, after learning of additional violations committed on Sept. 14, 2010, and in March 2011. “Upon receipt of our NCAA Letter of Inquiry in September, we made the difficult decision to forego common national opinion and forge ahead with Bruce and his staff pending any further major infractions or issues that would preclude our basketball program from representing the University of Tennessee in the right manner,” Hamilton said. “The cumulative effect of the evolution of the investigation combined with a number of more recent non-NCAArelated incidents have led to a belief that this staff cannot
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Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl yells to his players during last week’s NCAA tournament loss to Michigan. Pearl, who was charged with unethical conduct by the NCAA, was fired by Tennessee on Monday. be viable at Tennessee in the future.” Hamilton did not offer any more detail on the March violation or incidents not related to the NCAA investigation. He said the search for a new coach will begin immediately and named
video scouting coordinator Houston Fancher, a former Appalachian State coach, as interim coach until Pearl’s replacement is hired. Tennessee will pay Pearl $948,728 worth of salary and benefits as part of his dismissal agreement. His assis-
tants will be paid at their current salary rate through July 31. Pearl acknowledged in a tearful press conference on Sept. 10 that he had given investigators false information when asked about a cookout at his home attended
by high school juniors. The NCAA has since charged the Tennessee basketball and football programs with a dozen violations. He failed to notify Tennessee of another possible recruiting violation that occurred Sept. 14. Instead, the NCAA informed Tennessee that Pearl had violated its “bump rule” after speaking with a high school junior on a recruiting trip to Georgia that day. “In September, I said that Bruce Pearl was our coach and I expected him to be our coach for a long time,” UTKnoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said. “I am disappointed with the events that have brought us to this point today, events that I would call “the cumulative effect of evolving circumstances.’“’ Pearl has not commented publicly, but after a 75-45 loss to Michigan on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament said that he planned to be accountable for the mistakes he had made but his “goal and desire is to be the basketball coach at Tennessee next year and for a long time.” In six seasons, Pearl, 51, led See Pearl, Page B3.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - NIT, Kent State at Colorado NBA 7 p.m. TNT - Chicago at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. TNT - Phoenix at Los Angeles Lakers NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Washington at Philadelphia WOMEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT 6 p.m. ESPN - Purdue at Connecticut 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Georgetown at Maryland; Louisville at Xavier; Oklahoma vs. Miami 8 p.m. ESPN2 - West Virginia at Baylor; Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Michigan St. ; Georgia vs. Florida St.; Rutgers vs. Texas A&M
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College football Veteran linebacker transfers to MSU STARKVILLE — Clemson linebacker Brandon Maye says he will transfer to Mississippi State to play his final season. A three-year starter at Clemson, Maye said he’s transferring to be closer to his home in Mobile, Ala., and also to enroll in Mississippi State’s sports administration graduate program. Maye is expected to complete his undergraduate degree in sociology in May. The 6-foot-2, 235-pound senior says he will ask the NCAA to waive a one-year residency requirement because he is enrolling in a graduate program. If he is eligible, Maye could immediately help a Bulldogs’ defense that is trying to replace all three starters from last season.
College basketball Alabama advances to NIT quarterfinals TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Tony Mitchell scored 23 points and Trevor Releford matched his career-high with 20 to lead Alabama to a 74-67 win over New Mexico Monday night in the second round of the NIT. Alabama made 15 of 20 shots in the second half to move into the quarterfinals. Alabama will host Miami on Wednesday, aiming for its sixth trip to the NIT final four. Miami beat Missouri State 81-72 in another second-round game Monday, and Washington State defeated Oklahoma State 74-64.
Women’s basketball Tennessee survives scare from Marquette KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee can thank its phenomenal freshman for helping it survive an upset bid by Marquette. Meighan Simmons scored 18 points and Tennessee beat Marquette 79-70 on Monday night to advance to the Dayton regional semifinals. The top-seeded Lady Vols will face No. 4 Ohio State next. Marquette never led, but every time the Lady Vols (33-2) built a lead, the Golden Eagles fought back. It was Tennessee’s closest margin in a NCAA win on its home court since a 69-65 victory over Auburn in 1991. In other women’s tournament games Monday, it was Ohio State 67, Georgia Tech 60; Notre Dame 77, Temple 64; DePaul 75, Penn State 73; Duke 71, Marist 66; Stanford 75, St. John’s 49; North Carolina 86, Kentucky 74; and Gonzaga 89, UCLA 75.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 22 1953 — The United States beats host Chile 49-36 to win the first FIBA World Championship for Women basketball tournament. 1969 — West Chester State beats Western Carolina 65-39 to win the first women’s collegiate national championship. The game is played using the six-player format. 1994 — The NFL announces the addition of the 2-point conversion, the league’s first scoring change in 75 seasons. 2007 — Kobe Bryant becomes the fourth player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in three straight games. Bryant scores 60 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 121-119 win over Memphis. Bryant joins Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan.
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scoreboard College baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East
All Games Conference W L W L Florida............................18 2 3 0 Kentucky........................12 8 2 1 South Carolina..............14 4 2 1 Vanderbilt......................19 2 2 1 Georgia..........................9 11 1 2 Tennessee.....................16 4 1 2
All Games Conference W L W L Alabama........................13 7 2 1 Auburn...........................14 6 2 1 Arkansas........................15 4 1 2 Ole Miss.......................15 6 1 2 Mississippi St..............15 6 1 2 LSU................................16 4 0 3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Cincinnati at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Winthrop at Florida, 6 p.m. Georgia Tech at Georgia, 6 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. College of Charleston at South Carolina, 6 p.m. UAB at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Samford at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. La.-Lafayette at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Auburn at Jacksonville St., 6:30 p.m. Memphis vs. Arkansas, at N. Little Rock, Ark., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Canisius at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Winthrop at Florida, 6 p.m. Rhode Island at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Arkansas at Memphis, 6:30 p.m.
All Games Conference W L W L Southern Miss.............15 3 0 0 UCF...............................16 4 0 0 Tulane............................16 4 0 0 East Carolina.................16 4 0 0 Memphis........................11 6 0 0 Rice...............................13 9 0 0 UAB...............................11 8 0 0 Houston.........................11 10 0 0 Marshall.........................8 11 0 0 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Marshall at Cleveland St., 3 p.m. Central Florida at Miami, 5 p.m. Southern Miss at La.-Monroe, 6 p.m. UAB at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Memphis at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. Nicholls St. at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Rice at Lamar, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Arkansas at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Rice, 6:30 p.m. ———
Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Ark.-Monticello at Belhaven, 1:30 p.m. Millsaps at Huntingdon, 4 p.m. West Alabama at William Carey, 4 p.m. Southern Miss at La.-Monroe, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at South Alabama, 6 p.m. Samford at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Spring Hill at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. Belhaven at Mississippi Valley St., 4 p.m. Delta St. at William Carey, 4 p.m. ———
Baseball America Top 25
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through March 20 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Pv 1. Florida................................18-2..........................1 2. Vanderbilt...........................19-2..........................2 3. Virginia...............................19-2..........................7 4. South Carolina...................14-4..........................4 5. Texas.................................15-5..........................5 6. Arizona St..........................15-4..........................9 7. Florida St...........................16-4..........................6 8. Texas A&M........................15-5........................21 9. Oklahoma...........................17-5..........................3 10. Fresno St.........................14-2........................17 11. LSU..................................16-4..........................8 12. Stanford..............................6-5........................12 13. Cal State Fullerton...........11-7........................13 14. TCU..................................12-7........................10 15. Arizona.............................15-5........................11 16. California..........................12-5........................15 17. Georgia Tech...................17-4........................23 18. North Carolina..................18-3........................18 19. Clemson...........................10-7........................16 20. Tulane..............................16-4........................22 21. Baylor...............................13-7........................14 22. Auburn..............................14-6.......................NR 23. Oregon St........................15-4.......................NR 24. UCLA..................................8-6........................24 25. Rice..................................13-9........................25
Collegiate Baseball Poll
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Collegiate Baseball poll with records through March 20, points and previous rank. Voting is done by coaches, sports writers and sports information directors: Record Pts Pvs 1. Florida....................................18-2 496 1 2. Vanderbilt...............................19-2 494 3 3. Virginia...................................19-2 493 6 4. Texas.....................................15-5 490 8 5. Arizona St..............................15-4 488 10 6. Texas A&M............................15-5 485 11 7. South Carolina.......................14-4 483 7 8. Florida St...............................16-4 480 4 9. LSU........................................16-4 479 5 10. Oklahoma.............................17-5 477 2 11. U.C. Irvine............................14-2 475 14 12. Georgia Tech.......................17-4 472 22 13. Texas Christian....................12-7 470 9 14. UCLA.....................................8-6 468 15 15. Clemson...............................10-7 466 16 16. Cal. St. Fullerton..................11-7 465 17 17. Arizona.................................15-5 464 12 18. Stanford.................................6-5 463 18 19. North Carolina......................18-3 461 19 20. Fresno St.............................14-2 460 20 21. Auburn..................................14-6 457 24 22. Arkansas..............................15-4 456 13 23. Tulane..................................16-4 454 25 24. Wichita St.............................13-6 452 26 25. Southern Miss....................15-3 449 —
mlb Spring training schedule
Monday’s Games Washington 7, St. Louis 2 Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 9, Houston 1 Philadelphia 4, Boston 1 N.Y. Mets 8, Atlanta 7 Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Arizona 3, L.A. Dodgers (ss) 0 Chicago White Sox 8, San Diego 5 Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Angels, ccd., Rain Colorado vs. San Francisco, ccd., Rain Oakland vs. L.A. Dodgers (ss), ccd., Rain Texas vs. Milwaukee, ccd., Rain Seattle vs. Cincinnati, ccd., Rain Cleveland vs. Kansas City, ccd., Rain Today’s Games Houston vs. Washington, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle, 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Boston, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Kansas City, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Houston vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m. Florida vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota, 6:05 p.m. Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado, 8:40 p.m.
nba EASTERN CONFERENCE
W L Pct GB x-San Antonio................57 13 .814 — y-L.A. Lakers.................50 20 .714 7 x-Dallas..........................49 21 .700 8 d-Oklahoma City...........45 24 .652 11 1/2 Denver...........................42 29 .592 15 1/2 Portland.........................40 30 .571 17 New Orleans.................40 31 .563 17 1/2 Memphis........................39 32 .549 18 1/2 —————————————— Houston.........................37 34 .521 20 1/2 Phoenix..........................35 33 .515 21 Utah...............................36 35 .507 21 1/2 Golden State.................30 41 .423 27 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................27 44 .380 30 1/2 Sacramento...................17 52 .246 39 1/2 Minnesota......................17 54 .239 40 1/2 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Monday’s Games Orlando 97, Cleveland 86 Indiana 102, New Jersey 98 Boston 96, New York 86 Chicago 132, Sacramento 92 Memphis 103, Utah 85 San Antonio 111, Golden State 96 Denver 123, Toronto 90 Today’s Games Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Washington at Portland, 9 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Indiana at Charlotte, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Orlando at New York, 7 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9:30 p.m.
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NCAA Women’s Tournament
Second Round Monday DePaul 75, Penn St. 73 Duke 71, Marist 66 Today At Storrs, Conn. Connecticut vs. Purdue, 6:05 p.m. At College Park, Md. Georgetown vs. Maryland, 6:15 p.m. Regional Semifinals At Philadelphia Sunday DePaul vs. Duke, TBA Connecticut-Purdue winner vs. Georgetown-Maryland winner, TBA
Second Round Monday Tennessee 79, Marquette 70 Ohio St. 67, Georgia Tech 60 Notre Dame 77, Temple 64 Today At Charlottesville, Va. Oklahoma vs. Miami, 6:05 p.m. Regional Semifinals At Dayton, Ohio Saturday Tennessee vs. Ohio St., TBA Oklahoma-Miami winner vs. Notre Dame, TBA
Second Round Monday Stanford 75, St. John’s 49 North Carolina 86, Kentucky 74 Gonzaga 89, UCLA 75 Today At Cincinnati Louisville vs. Xavier, 6:10 p.m. Regional Semifinals At Spokane, Wash. Saturday Stanford vs. North Carolina, TBA Gonzaga vs. Louisville-Xavier winner, TBA
Second Round Today At Waco, Texas Baylor vs. West Virginia, 8:45 p.m. At Wichita, Kan. Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Michigan St., 8:40 p.m. At Auburn, Ala. Georgia vs. Florida St., 8:35 p.m. At Shreveport, La. Rutgers vs. Texas A&M, 8:40 p.m. Regional Semifinals At Dallas Sunday Baylor-West Virginia winner vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay-Michigan St. winner, TBA Georgia-Florida St. winner vs. Rutgers-Texas A&M winner, TBA
Semifinals At Newark, N.J. Friday’s Games North Carolina vs. Marquette, 6:15 p.m. Ohio St. vs. Kentucky, 8:45 p.m.
Regional Semifinals At New Orleans Thursday’s Games Florida vs. BYU, 6:27 p.m. Butler vs. Wisconsin, 8:57 p.m.
Regional Semifinals At San Antonio Friday’s Games Kansas vs. Richmond, 6:17 p.m. Florida St. vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 8:57 p.m.
Regional Semifinals At Anaheim, Calif. Thursday’s Games San Diego St. vs. Connecticut, 6:15 p.m. Duke vs. Arizona, 8:45 p.m.
Second round Monday’s Games Miami 81, Missouri St. 72 Alabama 74, New Mexico 67 Washington St. 74, Oklahoma St. 64
Today’s Game Kent St. at Colorado, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games College of Charleston at Wichita St., 6 p.m. Miami at Alabama, 8 p.m. Northwestern at Washington St., 10 p.m.
NCAA Conference Records L 0 1 1 2 2 5 3 3
Pct. 1.000 .875 .800 .667 .600 .583 .571 .571
GP W L OT Pts GF x-Philadelphia..71 44 19 8 96 228 d-Washington..73 42 21 10 94 198 d-Boston..........71 39 22 10 88 213 Pittsburgh........73 42 23 8 92 213 Tampa Bay......72 39 22 11 89 214 Montreal...........73 40 26 7 87 200 N.Y. Rangers...73 39 30 4 82 215 Buffalo.............72 35 28 9 79 214 —————————————— Carolina...........72 33 29 10 76 201 Toronto............73 32 31 10 74 192 New Jersey.....72 34 34 4 72 154 Atlanta.............72 30 30 12 72 202 Florida..............72 29 33 10 68 182 N.Y. Islanders..73 28 33 12 68 203 Ottawa.............72 27 36 9 63 164
Wednesday’s Games Vancouver at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 9 p.m.
nascar Sprint Cup Schedule
Through March 20 Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. April 3 — Goody’s 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Showtime Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Kansas Speedway 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 31 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis Aug. 7 — Pennsylvania 500, Long Pond, Pa. Aug. 14 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen, Watkins Glen, N.Y. Aug. 21 — Michigan 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Aug. 27 — Irwin Tools Night Race, Bristol, Tenn. Sep. 4 — Labor Day Classic 500, Hampton, Ga. Sep. 10 — One Last Race To Make The Chase 400, Richmond, Va. Sep. 18 — Chicagoland 400, Joliet, Ill. Sep. 25 — Sylvania 300, Loudon, N.H. Oct. 2 — AAA 400, Dover, Del. Oct. 9 — Hollywood Casino 400, Kansas City, Kan. Oct. 15 — Bank of America 500, Concord, N.C. Oct. 23 — Talladega 500, Talladega, Ala. Oct. 30 — TUMS Fast Relief 500, Ridgeway, Va. Nov. 6 — AAA Texas 500, Fort Worth, Texas Nov. 13 — Kobalt Tools 500, Avondale, Ariz. Nov. 20 — Ford 400, Homestead, Fla. x-non-points race
Sprint Cup Standings
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W L Pct GB y-Boston........................50 19 .725 — y-Chicago......................50 19 .725 — x-Miami..........................48 22 .686 2 1/2 x-Orlando.......................45 26 .634 6 Atlanta...........................40 30 .571 10 1/2 Philadelphia...................36 34 .514 14 1/2 New York.......................35 35 .500 15 1/2 Indiana...........................31 40 .437 20 ——————————————— Milwaukee......................28 41 .406 22 Charlotte........................28 41 .406 22 Detroit............................25 45 .357 25 1/2 New Jersey...................22 47 .319 28 Toronto..........................20 50 .286 30 1/2 Washington....................17 51 .250 32 1/2 Cleveland.......................13 56 .188 37
(Selections in parentheses) Through Sunday’s games Conference W Horizon (1)................................... 2 Atlantic Coast (4)......................... 7 Mountain West (3)....................... 4 Colonial (3)................................... 4 Atlantic 10 (3)............................... 3 Big Ten (7)................................... 7 Pac-10 (4).................................... 4 Southeastern (5).......................... 4
Big East (11)................................ 9 Big 12 (5)..................................... 4 Big South (1)................................ 1 Ohio Valley (1)............................. 1 Southland (1)................................ 1 West Coast (1)............................. 1 America East (1).......................... 0 Atlantic Sun (1)............................ 0 Big Sky (1)................................... 0 Big West (1)................................. 0 Ivy (1)........................................... 0 Metro Atlantic (1)......................... 0 Mid-American (1).......................... 0 Mid-Eastern Athletic (1)............... 0 Missouri Valley (1)....................... 0 Northeast (1)................................ 0 Patriot (1)..................................... 0 Southern (1)................................. 0 Southwestern Athletic (1)............. 0 Summit (1).................................... 0 Sun Belt (1).................................. 0 Western Athletic (1)..................... 0 Conference USA (2).................... 0
GA 190 176 175 181 217 185 179 208 214 225 182 238 198 233 223
GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver....73 47 17 9 103 238 172 d-Detroit...........73 43 21 9 95 237 209 d-San Jose......73 42 23 8 92 211 191 Phoenix............74 39 24 11 89 213 207 Los Angeles....73 41 26 6 88 199 177 Chicago...........72 39 25 8 86 234 202 Nashville..........73 38 25 10 86 190 172 Anaheim..........72 40 27 5 85 204 208 —————————————— Dallas...............72 38 25 9 85 203 202 Calgary............75 37 27 11 85 227 216 Minnesota........73 35 30 8 78 185 204 Columbus........72 33 29 10 76 195 218 St. Louis..........72 32 31 9 73 201 214 Colorado..........71 27 36 8 62 198 250 Edmonton........72 23 39 10 56 175 237 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Detroit 4, SO Los Angeles 2, Calgary 1, SO Today’s Games New Jersey at Boston, 6 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Ottawa at Carolina, 6 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Nashville, 7 p.m. Toronto at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Phoenix, 9 p.m.
Through March 20 1. Kurt Busch...................................................... 150 2. Carl Edwards................................................. 149 3. Tony Stewart.................................................. 138 4. Ryan Newman............................................... 138 5. Paul Menard.................................................. 136 6. Kyle Busch..................................................... 133 7. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 130 8. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 126 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 124 10. Martin Truex Jr............................................ 123 11. Mark Martin.................................................. 123 12. Kasey Kahne............................................... 122 13. Matt Kenseth................................................ 117 14. Bobby Labonte............................................. 115 15. Kevin Harvick............................................... 110 16. A J Allmendinger......................................... 107 17. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 106 18. Marcos Ambrose.......................................... 105 19. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 104 20. David Ragan.................................................. 89
KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Optioned RHP Greg Holland, RHP Blake Wood and C Manny Pina to Omaha (PCL). Reassigned LHP Mike Montgomery to their minor league camp. LOS ANGELS ANGELS—Optioned INF Freddy Sandoval to Salt Lake (PCL).
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned C Konrad Schmidt to Reno (PCL). Reassigned RHP Micah Owings, RHP Brian Sweeney and OF Wily Mo Pena to their minor league camp. Sent C John Hester outright to Reno. CINCINNATI REDS—Reassigned 1B Yonder Alonso, INF Zack Cozart, INF Todd Frazier, INF Kris Negron, RHP Carlos Fisher, RHP Jerry Gil, RHP Jordan Smith and LHP Daniel Ray Herrera to their minor league camp. HOUSTON ASTROS—Reassigned RHP Casey Fien, RHP Jordan Lyles, OF Drew Locke, RHP Fernando Rodriguez, OF T.J. Steele and LHP Patrick Urckfitz to their minor league camp. Optioned LHP Sergio Escalona to their minor league camp. NEW YORK METS—Released LHP Oliver Perez. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES—Agreed to terms with 2B Luis Castillo on a minor league contract.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Duncan injured in Spurs’ victory SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan missed his first game last weekend because the San Antonio Spurs didn’t want to risk him getting hurt. Their worst fear happened two days later instead. Duncan is out indefinitely after spraining his left ankle in a 111-96 win over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, dealing the NBA’s winningest team its first significant injury all season and at nearly the worst possible time. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Duncan would be out “a while” but had no timetable. Spurs forward Antonio McDyess said he spoke with Duncan after the game and thinks the 34-year-old All-Star will miss at least a couple of weeks. “I thought he had done real damage, like broken or fractured,” McDyess said. “I was just happy to see it was just a severe sprain. I actually thought it was worse.” Manu Ginobili scored 28 points, and Tony Parker had 17 points and 15 assists. Parker was among the first to rush over to Duncan after he crashed to the court barely four minutes into the game. Parker then turned and winced toward Popovich, who stood with his hands in his pockets, watching his twotime MVP lay on his side and clutch his left foot with both hands.
Pearl Continued from Page B1. the Volunteers to their first No. 1 ranking in 2008, first Southeastern Conference regular season championship in four decades and first NCAA Tournament regional finals appearance, missing out on a trip to the 2010 Final Four by a single point. He amassed a 145-61 record and leaves the school as a popular coach. An unscientific online poll conducted by The Knoxville News Sentinel after Tennessee received its notice of allegations from the NCAA on Feb. 24 showed 70 percent of the 9,600 respondents still supported Pearl. Fans gathered Sunday in a rally to show support, and Knoxville businesses displayed messages supporting Pearl on Monday. He promoted Tennessee in a way no other coach had before with antics like appearing at a Lady Vols basketball game with his bare chest painted orange. The fans responded with boosted attendance, which prompted athletics officials to upgrade the school’s cavernous Thompson-Boling Arena and build a new practice facility. Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt responded to Pearl’s chest painting later that season by showing up to a Vols game dressed as a cheerleader. She said Pearl had become a brother-like figure to her and that she would miss him. “I hope he finds a place that’s right for him, because he’ll keep coaching,” Summitt said. “We’ll always be friends. I’ve really, really enjoyed being around Bruce. Obviously if he can paint his chest and I can be a cheerleader it tells you we have a pretty good thing going here.” Pearl contributed to the Knoxville community in a way his predecessors hadn’t. He led Tennessee’s annual Outlive campaign to raise money for cancer prevention programs and research and endowed a scholarship in the name of former Vol Dane Bradshaw. He was hired in March 2005 to replace Buzz Peterson, who had failed to reach the NCAA Tournament in four seasons at Tennessee. Pearl had just led Wisconsin-Milwaukee to the Sweet Sixteen and finished 86-38 overall after four seasons.
San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (21) leaves the court after spraining his left ankle Monday against Golden State. “It’s not flowers and lollipops,” Popovich said about what he was thinking at the time. Ekpe Udoh led Golden State with 15 points. It was Udoh’s foot that Duncan appeared to be trying to avoid while landing awkwardly after hitting a short jumper in the first quarter. X-rays on Duncan’s foot were negative. Troubled by aches and injuries the previous two seasons, Duncan’s surprising durability until now has been a big reason why the Spurs (57-13)
have led the NBA all season and are on pace to surpass their franchise record of 63 wins set in 2005-06. The Spurs have a sevengame lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the West with 12 games left. That breathing room afforded Popovich the luxury Saturday of giving Duncan his first game off all season, after Duncan had been the only Spurs player to start the first 68 games. Duncan had played 32 minutes the night before in Dallas. Popovich said he didn’t want to risk an injury. He’s got a big one now. “I saw him in pain. He’s not one of those guys that’s going to pretend or do that if he is not hurting,” Ginobili said. “It’s bad, but hopefully it’s just a couple of games and he’ll be back soon.” Rookie Tiago Splitter, the 7-footer who got his first NBA start in place of Duncan on Saturday, filled in again for his idol and finished with 10 points and 14 rebounds. The loss assured Golden State a 14th straight season without a win in San Antonio. The Warriors have not won in San Antonio since Duncan was drafted in 1997. In other NBA games Monday, it was Orlando 97, Cleveland 86; Indiana 102, New Jersey 98; Boston 96, New York 86; Chicago 132, Sacramento 92; Memphis 103, Utah 85; and Denver 123, Toronto 90.
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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Cop Out” — Two veteran NYPD detectives, Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, confront a gangster who is obsessed with sports memorabilia in order to retrieve an invaluable baseball card./7:30 on HBO n SPORTS Women’s basketball — The Connecticut Huskies are aiming for the Final Four, but Purdue stands squarely in their way in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament./6 on ESPN
n PRIMETIME “NCIS” — Gibbs is suspicious when Vance asks him to interrogate a teenage boy accused of killing his retired Marine father./7 on CBS
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, 81; Pat Robertson, evangelist broadcaster, 81; William Shatner, actor, 80; Wolf Blitzer, CNN newscaster, 63; Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer, 63; Stephanie Mills, singer-actress, 54; Matthew Modine, actor, 52; Reese Witherspoon, actress, 35; Mims, rapper, 30.
Pianist Williams battling cancer “Autumn Leaves” and “Born Free” pianist Roger Williams is battling pancreatic cancer. The 86-year-old entertainer known as the “Pianist to the Presidents” because of his many presidential performances writes in an e-mail message to friends that he started chemotherapy last week. He says doctors told him the tumor cannot be removed because of its size. When chemotherapy shrinks the tumor to an operable size, Williams said surgeons will remove it.
Lohan’s dad arrested in Los Angeles Authorities in Los Angeles say Lindsay Lohan’s father has been arrested over allegations he held his girlfriend against her will and prevented her from calling 911. City News Services reports that Michael Lohan was arrested Monday night in West Hollywood. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. John Ratto said Lohan was booked on suspicion of preventMichael ing report of victimization, false imprisonment Lohan and inflicting corporal injury on a co-habitant. Ratto said the girlfriend’s name is being withheld. Authorities said Lohan was taken to a hospital for a medical condition unrelated to the arrest. Bail has been set at $200,000.
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‘Zombies ahead,’ warns electronic sign Drivers near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line have been warned to be on the lookout for zombies, hunters and tanks. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that one of the electronic signs, which normally flashes messages about construction or crashes, read “Zombies Ahead” Sunday. Another flashed “Watch for Hunters,” while a sign on the other side of the road said “Be alert for Tanks.” The signs are on Highway 160 near Fort Mill, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said someone apparently tampered with the signs sometime before 4 a.m. Sunday. So far, there have been no reports of the undead or tanks. Hackers pulled similar pranks in 2009, using road signs to warn of zombies in Collinsville, Ill., and Austin, Texas.
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Mississippi bluesman, piano player dies at 93 By Shelia Byrd and Jim Vertuno The Associated Press
in 2005. Neil Portnow, president of The Recording Academy that awards the Grammys, called Muddy Waters was looking Perkins “a legendary bluesman for a new piano player when and master piano player.” “A force to be reckoned with, chain-smoking journeyman his robust playPinetop Perkins ing style and showed off his distinctive voice aggressive keywere unmistakboarding during able,” Portnow a jam session. said. “He liked what Even at his he heard. The advanced age, rest is history,” Perkins was a said Willie “Big fixture at Austin Eyes” Smith, clubs, playing who was a regular gigs up drummer in to last month. Waters’ band He had more back in 1969. than 20 perforBy then, Permances booked kins, an old this year, said school blues- Pinetop Perkins Perkins’ agent man with the gravelly voice, for years had Hugh Southard. And after they played the rickety bars among won the Grammy this year, the cotton fields of the Mis- Smith and Perkins discussed sissippi Delta, and toured far recording another CD. Perkins, whose real first beyond them with rock pioneer Ike Turner in the 1950s. He per- name was Willie, was born in formed with the likes of Sonny 1913 in Belzoni, Miss. He gave Boy Williamson and slide gui- himself the nickname “Pinetop” because he liked the music tarist Robert Nighthawk. When he and Waters hooked of an earlier performer named up, Pinetop was in his 50s and Pinetop Smith, Corritore said. And piano wasn’t his first never had recorded an album of his own but “had more energy choice of instrument. He than us younger folks did,” started out on the guitar. “But due to a misunderSmith said. That verve kept him jam- standing with a woman he ming in the clubs and collecting was stabbed in the arm and had Grammy Awards until shortly tendon damage so he switched before his death from cardiac to piano,” Corritore said. His manager, Patricia arrest Monday at his Austin, Morgan, said funeral arrangeTexas, home. He was 97. Perkins’ skills came not from ments were pending in Austin any sort of formal training but and a graveside service would from an innate ability and love be held near Clarksdale, Miss., for a musical form that arose where he wanted to be buried. “We knew he lived a good life. from the South’s plantation What can you say about the system. “I didn’t get no schooling. I man? He left here in his sleep. come up the hard way in the That’s the way I want to go,” said Smith. world,” Perkins said in 2009. Bob Corritore, a harmonica player who performed occasionally with Perkins and produced some of his work, said, “Pinetop could find the cracks and fill them in and be the glue and mortar of the whole band.” Fellow great bluesman B.B. King was saddened by the loss of his friend. “He was one of the last great Mississippi Bluesmen. He had such a distinctive voice, and he sure could play the piano. He will be missed not only by me, but by lovers of music all over the world,” King said. Perkins won a Grammy in February for best traditional blues album for “Joined at the Hip: Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith.” Perkins also won a 2007 Grammy for best traditional blues album for his collaboration on the “Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live in Dallas.” He received a lifetime achievement Grammy
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Wife’s choice of dinner date hard for man to swallow Dear Abby: My job requires me to travel out of town several nights a week, leaving my wife home alone. She recently invited a mutual (male) friend out for dinner during my absence. He’s the other half of a couple we socialize with frequently. (His wife was also out of town.) I told her I was uncomfortable with it. I don’t think married men and women should go out alone with members of the opposite sex. She main-
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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — It’s often wrong to mix business and pleasure, but that won’t be the case currently. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Beneficial information is likely to filter down from an unexpected source, so pay attention when others are talking, regardless of who they are or what they do. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your greatest wins are likely to come from people with whom you interact on a daily basis, and not necessarily from those you rarely see. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Get an early start and don’t stop until you achieve exactly what you want. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Activities that challenge you both mentally and physically will likely bring your greatest successes. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If there is something you can do that would benefit your family, it might be the day to do it. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Take the time to read that carefully written contract or agreement written up by a prospective business partner. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You are likely to be compensated in some manner for service you performed, even though you had offered to do so without pay. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t hide your light under a bushel, because you are in a very appealing popularity cycle and should be able to win over any number of new friends of both genders. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — This could turn out to be one of those crazy days when things will not necessarily turn out as expected. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t ignore your compulsion to get in touch with someone you haven’t seen for a long time. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you don’t think you’re generating the type of returns you anticipate, go ahead and mix some business with pleasure.
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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 15 and a very religious young lady. I try not to commit sins. It’s hard, but I try. My family includes my mother, father and an 18-year-old brother. None of our family smokes or drinks (of course, no drugs), and we all attend church on a regular basis. The only major sin that my family indulges in is buying lotto tickets. They don’t buy them all the time, but when the amount of money in the pot goes up to $100 million or more, they all get excited and each buys $10 worth. They keep trying to tell me that buying lotto tickets is not a form of gambling, but I know better. My dad says that if he wins “the big one,” he’d give some of the money to the church. Do you think my family has a gambling problem? — Shelly, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Shelly: Is playing the lottery a form of gambling? Well, it certainly fits the definition — to stake money on a chance
outcome. But a lot of activities fit this definition, including playing the stock market. Does your family have a gambling problem? I don’t think so, simply because the amount they put up is small. And they only do so occasionally in a spirit of fun. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.
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Doctors fail to fully explain man’s blood disorder Dear Dr. Gott: My husband has been diagnosed with polycythemia vera. He produces too many red blood cells. Tell me what to expect in your expert opinion. Our doctors don’t tell us too much, except that he should be OK. Dear Reader: Polycythemia vera is a blood disorder in which bone marrow produces too many red blood cells. In some cases, it may also cause an overproduction of white blood cells and platelets. Whatever the reason, an excess of red blood cells causes the blood to thicken. Your husband might have had the condition for a number of years without ever knowing it. It’s likely he either finally developed symptoms or had laboratory work performed for another reason or as part of a routine annual examination. As the disorder progresses, patients develop symptoms and might experience headaches, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, tingling of the extremities and more. Blood is composed of three types of cells and a liquid known as plasma. The cells are erythrocytes (red blood cells) that carry oxygen throughout the body, white blood cells that fight infection and platelets that help the blood to clot. Under ordinary circumstances, the body regulates blood cells and the ratio of each type within the body; however, in cases such as your husband’s, that control becomes impaired, and
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his bone marrow is producing an abnormal amount of specific cells. His blood test likely revealed an elevated level of hemoglobin and hematocrit, a low level of erythropoietin (a kidney hormone that stimulates the development of red blood cells in bone marrow) and oxygen levels lower than the normal range found in healthy people. Treatment might include medications to suppress his bone marrow’s ability to produce those blood cells, the use of low-dose aspirin, drawing off blood to reduce his blood volume and the number of blood cells he has (phlebotomy), and a recommendation by his physician or hematologist for an antihistamine, H2 receptor blocker or ultraviolet-light treatment to reduce any itching he might experience as a side effect of the polycythemia.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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Classified SEALED BIDS for furnishing Concession Stand Operation 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 04, 2011. 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 04, 2011. 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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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on September 27, 2006, Daniel V. Jennings and Maketta J. Jennings executed a certain deed of trust to Law Office of Kimberly Walker, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1615 at Page 707 and re-recorded in Book 1703 at Page 373; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC5 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, by instrument dated October 1, 2010 and recorded in Book 1514 at Page 489 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC5 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 5, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 656; 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, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee, for Carrington Mortgage Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC5 Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, the legal holder of said indebtedness, 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 and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on March 29, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Lot 62 of Greenbrier Subdivision, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 18 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 2nd day of March, 2011. /s/ J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 224 High Hill Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 09-103287LB Publish: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22(3t)
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SEALED BIDS for furnishing 2011 or Current Model Stretchers 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 04, 2011. 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 04, 2011 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 Published: 3/15, 3/22(2t) SEALED BIDS for furnishing Concession Stand Operation 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 04, 2011. 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 04, 2011. 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,
(Service by Publication) THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: BENNY ADKINS Residence Unknown You have been made a party in the Matter of the Dissolution of the Marriage of Mary Teresa Sanderson and Franklin Matthew Sanderson and the Affidavit or Acknowledgment of Paternity of the minor child named within said petition. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Petition and Affidavit in this action to WREN C. WAY, Attorney for Petitioner, whose address is 1001 LOCUST STREET, VICKSBURG, MS 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 22nd DAY OF MARCH, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE PETITION. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time after the first date of publication. Issued under my hand and the seal of said Court, this 18th day of March, 2010. DOT McGEE CLERK OF THE CHANCERY COURT By: DEPUTY CLERK Denise Reed Publish: 3/22, 3/29, 4/5(3t)
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USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.
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SMALL 1 BEDROOM 2519 Washington Street. $400 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-415-7450.
30. Houses For Rent 1455 PARKSIDE, lovely cul-de-sac, $1,350 monthly. 1865 Martin Luther King, newly remodeled, $700 monthly. 732-768-5743 or 601-994-4212.
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307 Hillside Dr. 3 BR, 2 BA, 1200 sq. ft. Completely remodeled. $96,500. 100 Wigwam. 1554 sq. ft., 4 BR, 2 BA. $88,000. Bellmeade Subdivision. 5.3 acres, $55,000. Call Jennifer Gilliland 601-218-4538 McMillin Real Estate
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34. Houses For Sale
2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available CUSTOM BUILT. 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining/ living. 2800 square feet. 207 Madison Ridge, Littlewood Subdivision. 601636-8673.
McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com
Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI
Completely Updated 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Wired workshop, Warren Central area. For appointment, 601-415-3022
29. Unfurnished Apartments
Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549
Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211
REAL ESTATE, INC
601-636-0502 HOUSE FOR SALE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Low Down Payment, We Finance! Call: 601-206-9012
Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!
2006 FORD F250 Lariat Diesel FX4. White, sunroof, leather, assist steps, 5th wheel, very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2007 Dodge Nitro. Black, 4x4, R/T package, loaded and very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.
2008 Buick Enclave. Low miles, clean, warranty, leather, DVD, 3rd row. Must see! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer.
103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116 vicksburgrealtyllc.com
35. Lots For Sale
Nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home. 4 acres. 215 POWELL Street. Utica $69,000 Call Arkansas # 501-416-6190 for appointment. PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, 315 Belize Court. 3 bedroom, 2 bath in cul-de-sac. Reduced! Call Caroline 601415-7408. Not available for rent!
2006 FORD F-250 Extended cab. Maroon, nice truck, good for farm truck or pulling heavy loads. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.
2007 HONDA PILOT. Clean, runs great, must see, low price! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.
1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com
4 bedroom, 2 bath on Yorktown Road. Over 2,000 square feet. Stocked fishing pond! 601-618-4707.
40. Cars & Trucks
Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency
PERFECT FOR SINGLE. 1 bedroom, 1 bath on private road near River Region. NO pets. Call after 9am. 601-638-4685.
• Mechanic Work • Painting • Carpentry • Yard Work • Odd Jobs • Honest • Dependable, • Reasonable
Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers !
3 BEDROOMS, FRONT and back porches, central air. $425 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1831.
32. Mobile Homes For Sale
Chris Steele/ Owner
MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Vicksburg city limits. 601619-9789.
• Lake Surrounds Community
Tired of high utility bills? Country Living at it’s BEST! Paid cable, water & trash! Washer & Dryer, Microwave included! Ask about our
31. Mobile Homes For Rent
• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped
29. Unfurnished Apartments
Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948.
26. For Rent Or Lease
SMALL HOUSE. IN town location. Call 601-636-0540 for details.
34. Houses For Sale
2150 South Frontage Road
Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800
STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC
SHORT DRIVE FROM Vicksburg! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Tallulah. $700 monthly, deposit/ references/ no pets. 601-218-2746.
401 Sea Island
SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.
River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.
2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 2 Bedroom all electric. Stove, refrigerator and water furnished $450 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.
BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING
3 bedroom/ 2 bath on lake furnished. $1250 monthly.
For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.
J & H TREE SERVICES. Experienced, Licensed and Insured. Free estimates! Cut, trim, remove, no job too big or small. 601-4156074 or 601-738-0856
LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.
Trimming & Lawn Care Insured
ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.
1 BEDROOM, NEWLY remodeled, Drummond Street area. $485 monthly. 601883-1924, 601-642-0117.
Furnished Duplex, 2 and 3 Bedrooms, utilities furnished. $900 monthly.
McMillin Real Estate www.Lakehouse.com
DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.
30. Houses For Rent
2008 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab. Hemi engine, low miles, power back glass, spray-in bed liner, runs great and clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 39,000 miles. $16,700. Great condition. 601-218-5710.
BEAUTIFUL 1 ACRE lot for sale in Claiborne County. $8,000 firm. Serious inquiries only. 601-630-7997.
40. Cars & Trucks 1999 MAZDA B-4000 Extended cab truck. Runs good, clean. LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer. 1999 MITSUBISHI MIRAGE for sale. Runs good. Everything works. $2,000 or best offer. 601-218-6425. 2001 WHITE GRAND Marquis. Good condition , $3,750. 601-831-9477 between 8am- 7pm ONLY. 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country Van. Runs great, clean, leather. LOW, LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 CHEVROLET COLORADO. 2 wheel drive, crew cab, Z-71 package, very nice, runs great, spray-in bedliner. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.
BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2005 CHRYSLER 300. Silver, 85,000 miles. $8800. Please call 601-636-7523 extension 258. NEED A RIDE? $1500 Cash Down, current check stub and W-2, phone bill in your name- no pre-paid, 1 year on job. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.
Classified Advertising really brings big results!
BABY’S FIRST EASTER Place your child’s photo in our Easter Page. Deadline April 16th. • Age 0-12 mths • $20 per child •
Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.
Actual ad size: 3.5”x 2.75”
PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/month. 601-638-4050.
28. Furnished Apartments
VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.
COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386.
29. Unfurnished Apartments
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752
www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required
Downtown Convenience • to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 1 Bedroom/ 1 Bath 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • 2 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths Beautiful River Views • Studios & Efficiencies Senior Discounts • Listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings • Classic Elegance in Historic Surroundings
MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity
801 Clay Street • Vicksburg • 601-630-2921 George Mayer R/E Management
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601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333
Oakley Connor May-Sauntry
Macey Renee Boykin
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January 17, 2011
November 15, 2010
December 2, 2010
Just bring or mail your child’s photo to us at: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Email photo to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org For any questions, call 601-636-7355.
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Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333
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CERTIFIED TRUCKS 2007 GMC CANYON CREW CAB #8309A .........$16,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 EXT CAB #3271P ..........................................$19,995 2007 GMC SIERRA 1500 #3250P ..............$21,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB #3259P ..$23,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 EXT CAB Z71 4X4 #3283P ................................$24,995 2007 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3277P ...................................$26,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3272P ...................................$27,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3269P ...................................$28,995 2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3273P ...................................$28,995
2008 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3265P ...................................$28,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 1500 CREW CAB 4X4 #3263P ...................................$28,995 2009 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 CREW CAB Z71 LTZ #3276P ........................$30,995 2008 GMC SIERRA 2500HD EXT CAB DURAMAX DIESEL #8276A ......................$34,995
2008 GMC YUKON #8325A ........................$28,995 2009 CHEVY TAHOE #8227A ......................$38,995
CERTIFIED CARS 2007 CHEVY MALIBU #3268P ....................$10,995 2007 CHEVY COBALT #3261P ....................$10,999 2007 CHEVY MALIBU #3267P ...................$11,995 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #3240P ....................$12,995 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #3258P ....................$12,995 2009 CHEVY COBALT #3260P ....................$12,999 2008 CHEVY IMPALA #3278P ....................$13,995 2007 CHEVY IMPALA #3274P ....................$13,995 2008 CHEVY IMPALA #8143A ....................$13,995 2008 CHEVY IMPALA #3270P ....................$14,995 2010 CHEVY IMPALA #3199P ....................$16,995 2009 CHEVY IMPALA #3200P ....................$16,995 2008 BUICK LaCROSSE #3280P ................$19,995
CERTIFIED SUV’S 2006 CHEVY EQUINOX #8145B ..................$13,995 2006 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #3221P ............$13,995 2007 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #3220P ............$14,995 2006 CHEVY EQUINOX #3227P ..................$14,995 2008 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER #8157AB...........$15,995 2008 CHEVY EQUINOX #3253PA .................$16,995 2007 CHEVY TAHOE #3287P ......................$26,995 2008 BUICK ENCLAVE #3215P ...................$27,995
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