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County begins talk of furloughs, more cuts By Danny Barrett Jr.

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Budget overruns and new projections showing dwindling collections of court fines had Warren County officials Monday discussing employee furloughs and more cuts to departments and services. The gap between spending and revenue is on track to be $415,000 beyond last sum-

mer’s projections, County Administrator John Smith said during a budget update. Much of the total can be traced to the justice system, where indigent defense costs are much lower this year, but still more than allocated. Expenses in felony cases where defendants told circuit judges they couldn’t afford an attorney are on pace to See Budget, Page A2.

County money Revenue collections 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 (estimated) Circuit Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $189,565.17 . . . . . . $193,545.74 . . . . . . $114,566.75 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $83,511 Justice Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $406,042.02 . . . . . . $343,368.19 . . . . . . $329,364.13 . . . . . . . . . . . $249,696.22 Youth Court/County Court . . . . . . $39,400 . . . . . . . . . . . $39,500 . . . . . . . . . . $25,100 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,000 Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $635,007.19 . . . . $576,413.93 . . . . $469,030.88 . . . . . . . . . $339,207.22 Indigent defense 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 (estimated) Circuit Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $308,916.14 . . . . . $392.515.96 . . . . . $508,086.29 . . . . . . . . . . . . . $387,320.06 Justice Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,525 . . . . . . . . . . . $14,795 . . . . . . . . . . $15,900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,625 Youth Court/County Court . . . $106,331.71 . . . . . . . . . . $78,901 . . . . . . . $76,533.15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $90,950.16 Totals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425,772.85 . . . . $486,211.96 . . . . . $600,519.44 . . . . . . . . . . $497,895.22

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DEATHS • Jean H. Antoine • Lucy Estelle Bagley • John Preston Barrett • Mary Evans • Ruth Adele Mannheimer


TODAY IN HISTORY 1775: Patrick Henry delivers an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” 1806: Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, begin their journey back east. 1965: America’s first twoperson space flight begins as Gemini 3 blasted off from Cape Kennedy with astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and John W. Young aboard for a nearly 5-hour flight. 1983: President Ronald Reagan first proposes developing technology to intercept incoming enemy missiles — an idea that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative. 1983: Dr. Barney Clark, recipient of a Jarvik permanent artificial heart, dies at the University of Utah Medical Center after 112 days with the device. 2009: The Obama administration unveils a plan to take over up to $1 trillion in sour mortgage securities with the help of private investors; Wall Street responded by hurtling the Dow Jones industrials upward nearly 500 points.

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A bee hovers in the breeze while checking out blooming Camellias on the lawn of the Old Court House Museum Monday. Despite cooler tempera-

tures on Sunday the high for today was expected to be in the 70s, and rain is forecast for Thursday — before skies clear for the weekend.

A draft of a consultant’s final report contained the foregone conclusion that action is needed toward a new Warren County detention facility and for the first time discussion turned to a possible site — an existing shell building at the Ceres Industrial Interplex at Flowers. “It’s a decision to do nothing or build a jail,” consultant Dave Voorhis told supervisors Monday. “I think you’ve got to do something.” Though a final report is due next month from Colorado-based Voorhis/ Robertson Justice Services Inc., much of what appears in the 94-page draft and a 46-page index of statistics and diagrams released Monday mirrors previous discusssions — a 134,000-square-foot facility with 350 beds and enough room to expand to 650 beds, a tripling of jail staff to 63 by the time a new jail is open, a revamped system of processing crimiSee Jail, Page A9.

President Obama signs historic health care bill Legislation sets coverage for 32 million

Barbour, Bryant want suit filed over legality By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A broadly smiling President Barack Obama this morning signed a historic $938 billion health care overhaul that guarantees coverage for 32 million uninsured Americans and will touch nearly every citizen’s life, presiding over the biggest shift in U.S. domestic policy since the 1960s and capping a divisive, yearlong debate that could define the November elections. Celebrating “a new season in America” — the biggest accomplishment of his White House and one denied to a line of presidents before him — Obama made the massive bill law with an East Room signing ceremony. He was joined by jubilant House and Senate The associated press

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President Barack Obama signs the health care bill.

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Republican governor and lieutenant governor are asking the state’s Democratic attorney general to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a sweeping federal health care bill. The legislation passed Sunday, Gov. Haley and PresiBarbour dent Barack Obama signed it into law today. Gov. Haley Barbour said he will file a lawsuit himself if Attorney General Jim Hood does not make a decision by noon Thursday. “A physician’s creed is to ‘First, do no harm,”’ Barbour, who’s head of the RepubliSee State, Page A9.

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JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers want more time to finish the budget, but it’s unclear whether they’ll get it. Negotiators face a Wednesday deadline to file final versions of more than 100 bills setting government spending, and the House and

Senate must pass the bills by Friday. The fiscal year begins July 1. On Monday, House Democrats tried to pass a resolution that would extend the budget-writing deadlines until late April, when they believe more federal money might be available. Under the plan, lawmakers

would leave the Capitol late this week and return April 20. The extension resolution, however, died on a 5-5 vote in the House Rules Committee when Republicans opposed it. Democrats said they might try again to pass it. The three-month session is set to end April 3. House Appropriations

Chairman Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, said he doubts legislators can finish their work by the Friday deadline. “Some people want the process to crash,” Stringer said. Another sticking point for lawmakers is they can’t agree on whether to set aside 2 percent of projected revenues as a cushion or to use that money up front to soften

budget cuts. Still hanging is a fight between House Democrats and Republican Gov. Haley Barbour over lawmakers’ desires to expand the unemployment rolls using federal stimulus funds. Caught in the middle is reauthorization of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.


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Emergency officials help Ruby Jackson, 78, of 530 Hugo St., out of her 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis after her husband, Herbert Jackson, 92, of the same address, apparently fell asleep at the wheel while heading west on Grove Street Monday afternoon. The car crossed the eastbound lane before striking a power pole and ending up in Stouts Bayou near

City man stabbed, wrecks; girlfriend held A Vicksburg man was released from River Region Medical Center this morning after being treated for multiple stab wounds, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At about 5:21 a.m., Herry Lyons Jr., 29, 1201 South St. Apartment 208, was cut on his shoulders and arms during a fight with his livein girlfriend, Jennifer Linear, 19, Williams said. “Someone at the (River Chase) apartment complex heard screams and phoned 911,” said Williams. “The victim attempted to drive himself to River Region. While en route, he had a wreck.” She said Lyons ran into a bridge on the U.S. 61 North on-ramp from Interstate 20 several times before he

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reached the hospital. At least two children were at the home during the fight, Williams said. They were not reported injured. Linear was arrested at home and charged with domestic aggravated assault, Williams said. She was being held at police headquarters this morning without bond pending an initial appearance in court. Details on the children were not available.

AC, weapons, jewelry among missing items Weapons, jewelry and an air-conditioner were reported missing in Warren

County Monday, records showed. At 5:47 p.m., a wooden jewelry box containing assorted jewelry valued at about $30,000, two handguns and two rifles were reported missing from a home in the 300 block of Silver Creek Drive. A 2-ton central air-conditioning unit valued at $8,000 was reported stolen from a vacant trailer at 12:15 Monday afternoon.

Two injured in wreck on Halls Ferry Road Two people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck on Halls Ferry Road at Melrose Avenue Monday evening. Angela Miller, 45, and passenger Darneicius Thomas,

20, 102 Elm Lane, were injured, Sgt. Jackie Johnson said, and a spokesman for River Region Medical Center said both were treated and released. Miller was attempting to turn her 2007 Mazda MCX left from the northbound lane of Halls Ferry onto Melrose just before 6 p.m. when a 1993 Chevrolet S-10 driven by Gregory Hasty, 16, 207 Plantation Drive, hit the back of her vehicle, Johnson said. Hasty told police he had looked away and looked back just before seeing Miller’s stopped vehicle, Johnson said. Hasty and another passenger in the Mazda, Tyree Miller, 10, same address, were not reported injured, Johnson said.

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Buck Street, said Vicksburg Police Officer Burt Ryan. Gladis Bingham, 89, of 1609 Grove St. was also a passenger in the vehicle. Bingham remained in River Region Medical Center overnight and was in fair condition this morning, a hospital spokesman said. Ruby Jackson was treated and released, the spokesman said.

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

Mount Givens M.B. — Senior choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 210 Kirkland Road. Pleasant Valley M.B. — All You Can Eat Breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday; the Rev. Joe Harris,

pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Second Union M.B. — Church cemetery fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday; Sensation Chosen Voices; groups and soloists are invited; Michael Redd, pastor; 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica.

clubs Jackson Audubon Society — 6:30 tonight; Dave Hill, falconer, see live raptors; Eudora Welty Library, 300 N. State St. Openwood Garden — 7 tonight; 5 Beauregard Drive. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Lions — No Wednesday meeting; cookout Thursday at Jerry Dean home. WCHS Class of 1980 — Reunion planning, Wednesday; classmate participation welcome; reunion, June 11-12; 601-218-6747 for more information. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Dr. Debra Dent, Waterways, speaker. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday; Information Technology Laboratory, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley 601-634-

4596. Kuhn Memorial Former Employees — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; planning reunion; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St.; Eva Farrish Ford, 601-638-3086; Emma Harrell, 601-529-6001; or J.L. Mitchell, 601-636-0136. Dance workshop — 11 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Street Community Center; sponsored by Blue Icez dance team; free, but $20 donation to be eligible for drawings, door prizes; Paula Cox, 601415-4057 or 601-883-6031.


Senior Center — Wednesday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 1 p.m., bingo with MS Home Care; 1:30, knitting class with Brenda Harrower; 2:30, canasta. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday, City Hall Annex; Lamar Roberts, Transportation Museum, speaker. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Summer Youth Football Camp — June 7-10; $120, limited to first 40 registered; 601-636-2256 or Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sun-

day, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

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

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hit $387,320.06 for 2009-10 — nearly 24 percent less than in 2008-09, but about $100,000 more than budgeted. The same is predicted for justice court, where defense costs will surpass the previous year by more than 23 percent. In youth court, where parents of juvenile offenders usually pay fines, costs to provide legal defense may jump nearly 19 percent. The topic is receiving renewed interest as a study for a new jail enters its final stage. Under consideration by a committee of county officials including both circuit court judges, the district attorney and others is a plan to implement a public defender’s office to replace an appointment system using private attorneys. Consensus is forming around three or four staff attorneys appointed by the senior circuit court judge. Fine collections are down, with youth court fees forecast at 76 percent less than last year. Collections from circuit court and justice court may drop 27 and 24 percent, respectively. Other items in the update: • A possible 15 percent overrun on personnel costs in the sheriff’s department due to higher continuing education requirements. Overtime costs tend to increase due to the trainingrelated absences. • Another short check from the state for reimbursements on homestead exemptions. One payment was short $55,100 compared to last year. • Higher contributions to retirement, which increased to 13.5 percent from 12 percent this year and is $20,000 under estimate, Smith said. • Legal fees from the Paw Paw Road federal and chancery cases and those dealing with medical leave time for employees, a combined $25,000 more than estimated. While unlikely in departments such as law enforcement and roads and more likely for employees for which the county pays only part of the salary, such as security for the Department of Human Services office for which state-ordered breaks have already hit, furloughs must at least be considered, officials said. “I do not have the cash reserves to handle these problems,” Smith said. Areas that may see reduced allocations include Parks and Recreation, which may not see the next $75,000 of its already-reduced $350,000 annual funding; nonprofit agencies for which funds haven’t been allocated; the set-aside fund for advertising county resources, often tapped to pay for ads in football programs and other functions that attract tax dollars; and deductibles on employee health insurance plans, which could go up from $500 to $1,000, and copays for prescription drugs. Supervisors set a budget each August and a levy in September to fund county and school operations, with most revenue coming from real and personal property and car tags. The board did not raise the tax rate for this year, but did expect more revenue due to slightly higher property valuations. The City of Vicksburg follows the same budgetary calendar and also did not increase tax rates for this year. Officials have not discussed furloughs, but have said raises will be scrutinized. City revenue also includes a rebate of part of the state sales tax collected inside municipal boundaries.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Highway Patrol biased, black troopers say in appeals of firings By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Two men fired as state troopers last year said Monday they think the head of the Mississippi Highway Patrol has taken revenge on them and other blacks who complain about the way the patrol is run. Michael McField, 33, of Horn Lake and Jerry Merrill, 39, of Laurel are appealing their terminations. Each had been a trooper nearly six years, starting in late 2003. They held a news confer-

ence Monday in Jackson to say they believe the head of the Highway Patrol, Col. Michael Berthay, has discriminated against all black troopers and has promoted some white officers over blacks with more experience. Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson, who is Berthay’s boss, said he and other Highway Patrol supervisors reviewed the grievances of McField and Merrill, and a panel of the state Personnel Board reviewed the merits of the complaints. “After full consideration by

the appeals board, McField and Merrill’s appeals were dismissed and the agency’s action to terminate was sustained,” Simpson said in a written statement. McField and Merrill are appealing the panel’s decision to the entire Personnel Board, and said if they lose there, they’ll appeal to state courts. Simpson did not respond to the ex-troopers’ allegations about racial discrimination by Berthay. In February 2009, the NAACP filed a complaint

with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Mississippi’s 200 black troopers. In July, the EEOC said it found evidence of discrimination and forwarded those findings to the U.S. Justice Department. McField and Merrill said they were part of the group involved in the EEOC complaint. They said they spoke out publicly Monday because they want Mississippi citizens to know how they believe the Highway Patrol discriminates against its own

black employees. McField was a trooper in northern Mississippi’s DeSoto County, just south of Memphis. He said he was told in May 2009 that he was being transferred to Holmes County, in the central part of the state. McField said he was not given an explanation for the transfer but was told to relocate, at his own expense, within two weeks. McField said he didn’t want to move because his wife has a job in Memphis. He said he met with Simpson to complain about the transfer

order. McField said that soon after receiving the transfer order, he started an indefinite medical leave because he was under stress and was suffering migraines related to a 2008 wreck he had on the job. He said in August 2009, four white troopers came to his home and — in front of his small sons — confiscated all of his Highway Patrol guns and equipment except for his uniforms. McField said he was fired Oct. 31.

Ex-MDOT workers sentenced in fraud YAZOO CITY (AP) — Six people have pleaded guilty in Yazoo County in a scheme to defraud taxpayers. The six were former employees of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Dennis Keith Pierce, James D. Malone and Joseph C. Gal-

lagher each pleaded guilty to conspiracy for receiving payments for false invoices submitted to MDOT. Gene Edward Taylor pleaded guilty to making false entries in public records and was sentenced to five years of supervised probation. Clarence

Shelton pleaded guilty to embezzlement and conspiracy and was sentenced to two years of house arrest and eight years of supervised probation. Ivory Luckett pleaded guilty to conspiracy and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation.

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Problems before lesbian’s request for prom, school officials tell judge By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press ABERDEEN — Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that. The American Civil Liberties Union is suing in U.S. District Court to force the Itawamba County school district to sponsor the prom and allow Constance McMillen to escort her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. Schools Superintendent Teresa McNeece and school board Chairman Eddie Hood testified that they had discussed not sponsoring the prom even before McMillen challenged a rule that prohibits same-sex dates. They said they had concerns about liability problems, including possible use of alcohol and drugs at a school-sponsored event. But they also said they decided to call off the April 2

prom at Itawamba Agricultural High School because McMillen’s challenge to the rules had caused disruptions. “We were being hounded every day. Our students were being hounded,” McNeece said. “We were having a tough time of any bell-to-bell instruction.” On cross-examination, school officials did not give specific examples of classroom disruptions. McMillen first approached school officials about bringing her girlfriend in December, and again shortly before a Feb. 5 memo about prom rules was circulated to students. Samesex prom dates had been banned in the past, but she had hoped school officials would grant her request. She was told two girls could not attend the prom together and she would not be allowed to wear a tuxedo. The ACLU issued a letter earlier this month demanding that she be allowed to bring her girlfriend and wear what she wanted.

District officials responded by canceling the event, saying they felt it was the best decision “after taking into consideration the education, safety and well-being of our students.” ACLU attorney Kristy Bennett said in court Monday that the district violated McMillen’s First Amendment rights and that it was the decision to cancel the prom — not McMillen’s request to bring her girlfriend — that caused the disruptions school officials described. “Any disruption came after the actual cancellation of the prom,” Bennett said. In closing arguments, Bennett said the district “shouldn’t be able to censor Ms. McMillen’s speech simply by canceling the prom.” Ben Griffith, an attorney representing the school district, said holding or attending a prom is not a constitutional right.

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Michelle Masters. County schools superintendent Charlotte Pipkin said the board discussed the matter but did not take a vote. The prom will go on as scheduled, Masters and Pipkin said.




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COCHRAN, Ga. (AP) — An 18-year-old senior at Bleckley County High School has won approval to bring a same-sex date to the school prom. Derrick Martin first sought permission in January to bring his date to the April 17




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All Nonpublic Schools Located within the Vicksburg Warren School District Attendance Zone The Vicksburg Warren School District is in the process of preparing its federal programs applications for the 2010-2011 school year. These applications include programs that are funded through the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and programs funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each nonpublic school located in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s attendance zone that would like to participate must provide the district with required information to verify eligibility. Please contact Susan Bentley or Laura Prather at 601-631-2875 by March 31, 2010, for more details. All federal programs are contingent upon their reauthorization by the federal government.



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D.C. vouchers

120 YEARS AGO: 1890 A.M. Cox, longtime storekeeper for the LNO&T Railroad, resigns. • Charles F. Gross, advance manager of Eugene Robinson’s Floating Palace Shows, arrives in the city.

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Program works, but unions don’t like it The district in question is in the nation’s capital, but the underlying principle is nationwide. Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary (a position that shouldn’t exist at the federal level, but is hardly likely to be abolished), has been somewhat less the tool of the education establishment and teachers unions than might have been expected. He has pushed for higher standards in testing regimens and more accountability for teachers. On one issue, however, he and the administration have been craven and, perhaps, even cruel. The D.C. Opportunity Scholarship program since 2004 has allowed some 1,300 District of Columbia students, mostly poor minorities, to attend private schools through a tuition voucher program. Some of these children have moved from dangerous government schools to safer private schools, all have found a healthier learning environment, and the parents of these children are almost universally happy with

the program. Because the District is a federal enclave, funding for the program has come through the federal budget. However, the administration asked for only $9 million in its education budget, deemed to be enough to cover only those already enrolled, and said this would be “the final request” for the program. Teachers unions, significant supporters of the Democratic Party, hate voucher programs as much as vampires hate sunlight, and their opposition to this successful program seems to have been the deciding factor. However, a bipartisan coalition headed by nominally Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, has crafted an amendment to restore the program. Other co-sponsors include Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., George Voinovich, R-Ohio, and John Ensign, R-Nev. D.C. School Chancellor Michelle Rhee, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, former Mayor Tony Williams

and most D.C. council members also support the program. The Washington Post has also been a strong supporter. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, who earlier made a commitment to Sen. Lieberman to allow a vote on the amendment, so far has not done so. Last Tuesday, when Sen. Lieberman tried to tack his amendment onto something called the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, it was ruled out as “not germane” to the underlying legislation. The Washington Post’s editorial says Sen. Reid is reluctant to schedule a vote because it would be embarrassing for many Democrats, in obedience to the teachers unions that pull their strings, to vote against a program with a strong record of helping poor minority children. The choice could not be more clear. Do what’s proved to be best for the kids or cater to the unions. No wonder Reid wants to avoid an on-the-record vote.

W.H. Bruser is putting up the roof for the big P.P. Williams warehouse. • Work on the long distance phone between Vicksburg and Leland is started, according to Manager W.H. McCullough.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Announcement is made that the steamboat “Belle of the Bends” is now for sale. • Sheriff R.M Kelly is preparing the delinquent poll tax list.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Peach trees here look beautiful in their pink blooms. • Professor J.H. Culkin shows buildings can be constructed cheaply now. He built a teacher’s home at Jett and at Culkin for $2,000 each.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Maj. Gen. Lytle Brown is here on an inspection trip. • Dr. Norman Stout, W.F. Laughlin and R.L. Dent Jr., members of the Y’s Men’s Club, return from Monroe where they were present at the presentation of the charter to the Y’s Men’s Club of that city.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Randall Cashman is much improved from a recent sinus attack. • Acie Henry Hearn, resident of the Redbone community, dies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 More than 2,500 persons filed through the Navy’s trailer-truck exhibits here. • The local group of Alcoholics Anonymous sponsors its first meeting of the kind held in Vicksburg.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 The 24th annual convention of the Children of the American Revolution opens here. • Funeral services are held for Francis Ross, Port Gibson resident.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Robert Dix stars in “Five Bloody Graves” at Showtown USA. • According to reports, sales tax collections in February rose about 5 percent over last year’s totals.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Freddie Hutton resigns as Vicksburg High School principal to accept a position as principal of the Brandon Attendance Center. • Clarance Grant Hobbs celebrates his first birthday.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Duff Green Mansion owner Harry C. Sharp buys five homes on First East and Adams streets and asks the Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review for permission to demolish them.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 A Satartia man is arrested for robbing River Hills Bank. • Dr. Randy Easterling makes good on his promise to kiss a pig after River Region Medical Center employees raised $3,000 for the Heart Association.

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Good questions asked on reform, but not answered Sunday evening was consumed by the concluding episodes of the long battle over health care reform. Indeed it was the Super Bowl for policy wonks. The immediate thought while watching the television flashes back and forth among the 24-hour news channels was that we are two separate nations living among each other. While debate over health care legislation was the topic of the moment, there is ample evidence that we intend to avoid agreeing with each other as much as possible. Both sides appear intent on making the gap that divides us wider and deeper than it already is. The philosophical disparities are beginning to permeate every aspect and every level of American life. The point of departure for these differences is obviously the question of what role the government should play in our lives. While this is obviously not a new question, now we have so many more ways of knowing what the other side is thinking, and we are given a daily smorgasbord of reasons why we do not like what we are hearing. For example, in the health care debate, there is the much-talkedabout concept called the “public



In arriving at this impasse each side simply does not accept the premise of the other. This same entrenchment is reaching into every facet of public life.

option.” It is a mechanism that would enable the government to offer a government-funded and administered health insurance plan to those rejected by the private sector for coverage. Conservative lawmakers consider the public option as the ultimate affront to the sanctity of the free market economy. On the other hand, those at the other end of the political spectrum, acceptably referred to as “progressives,” view this as government’s way of accomplishing what the private sector refuses to do. History provides us with the example of the Tennessee Valley Authority bringing electrical power to the Tennessee Valley when the private sector was unable to do so. Even today there are detractors who

view that public option provision as an unfair and expensive intrusion of government into the private sector, while others give thanks for the day electricity came. Those on the right liberally use “socialist” and “communist” to describe in harshest terms those on the left who respond with their characterizations of the right as immoral and insensitive to those left behind by the free market system. In the process, when the question is asked of conservatives, “What will you propose that we do with the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans?” The answer is usually one that avoids a solution, but rather turns to issues of cost. Conversely, when the left asks the right how they propose to

pay the enormous costs of extending health care to the bulk of the uninsured, there is admitted uncertainty as to the ultimate price. Both sides leave the listener quite unfulfilled. In arriving at this impasse each side simply does not accept the premise of the other. This same entrenchment is reaching into every facet of public life. In fact, I was told Sunday by an acquaintance who had attended morning services at a different church from my own that the minister in a prominent Mississippi pulpit asked the Lord in his morning prayer to guide our lawmakers to reject health care reform legislation. Several studies have recently pointed out the steady decline in the proportion of the American population attending mainline protestant churches. One set of theories attempting to explain these numbers holds that when churches take sides on the very divisive political and social issues of the day, they tend to divide their congregations into “winners” and “losers.” All too often, the losers feel compelled to find other outlets for worship or cease attending church altogether. Thus, are we witnessing the social and political

divide visit us in the very inner sanctums of our communities. Neighbors and those sitting across the table at the Rotary Club are not only becoming deadlocked in their opinions, but they are going beyond in labeling old friends as being “on the other side.” If we persist in finding ways to build permanent fences between each other, we ourselves may become the biggest threat of all. Is there a resolution to the fallout that results when a friend labels a friend a communist for being a Democrat? Likewise, can two friends recover their relationship when one labels the other as immoral and insensitive with little concern for his or her fellow man if he wears a Republican label? One can only hope that our Democratic system will always be a haven for spirited debate, but that civility will return as the order of the day. Friends are hard to come by and the spirit of community is too important. •

Marty Wiseman, Ph.D., is director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University. E-mail reaches him at marty@

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ex-chief of Louisiana Citizens Insurance says guilty to stealing about $29,000

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Emergency personnel work to extract the driver of an 18-wheeler that was involved in a two-vehicle accident at Mississippi 590 and U.S. 49 in Seminary Monday. The driver

was removed after five hours and airlifted to Forrest General Hospital. The driver of the car was not seriously injured.

JACKSON, Miss. — A Ridgeland-based mortgage broker and two associates have been found guilty of obtaining about $9 million in fraudulent home loans.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fifty-four-year-old Mark Calhoun, owner of Silver Cross Financial Group, was found guilty Monday on 36 of 38 counts. His associates, 69-year-old J. Larry Kennedy and his son, 45-year-old Keith Kennedy, who operated Loan Closings and Title Services Inc. of Jackson, were convicted on all counts.

Man stabs family, dies while fleeing COVINGTON, La. — A St. Tammany Parish man stabbed his wife and two children Sunday, then died in a highway crash that injured two other people, authorities said. Daryl Horne, 47, stabbed his wife, a 17-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son after returning to his Covingtonarea home from a casino and

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then fled, St. Tammany sheriff’s spokesman Capt. George Bonnett said. State Police said Horne’s SUV struck an 18-wheeler and ran off Interstate 12 about 5 a.m. Trooper Nick Manale said Horne got out and walked into traffic, where he was struck and killed by a car driven by Brenda Arseneau, 43, of Verbena, Ala. Arseneau and passenger Loaeza Salomon, 42, of Houston were hospitalized, Manale said. Horne’s family members suffered serious injuries, Bonnette said.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Many Louisiana homeowners who received federal money to raise their homes to avoid flood danger after Hurricane Katrina have not jacked up their properties, a federal housing inspector general has found. A recent report by the inspector general’s office for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that 158 of the 199 properties it inspected had not been elevated even though they got about $3.8 million for the work. Those homes accounted for about 10 percent of the 1,906 property owners who got more than $44.4 million in elevation grants in 2006 and 2007 from the Road Home, a program set up to distribute $13

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Family Dollar (FDO) ........36.36 Fred’s (FRED)......................10.76 Int’l Paper (IP) ...................26.05 Janus Capital Group ......14.15 J.C. Penney (JCP) .............31.95 Kroger Stores (KR)...........21.33 Kan. City So. (KSU) ..........36.17 Legg Mason (LM) .......... 29.25 Parkway Properties.........17.81 PepsiAmerica Inc. (PAS) 29.98 Regions Financial (RF) .... 7.62 Rowan (RDC) .....................26.49 Saks Inc. (SKS) ..................... 8.76 Sears Holdings (SHLD)107.47 Simpson-DuraVent .........27.95 Sunoco (SUN)....................29.96 Trustmark (TRMK) ...........25.07 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...............37.22 Tyson Foods (TSN) ..........18.11 Viacom (VIA) ......................34.15 Walgreens (WAG) ............35.33 Wal-Mart (WMT) ..............55.62

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SmArT mOnEy Q: A tree between my neighbor’s property and my own is starting to do some damage to our driveways. The con-



crete is coming up. This is a concern for both of us, so I talked to the neighbor about splitting the cost of having the tree removed. They said they couldn’t afford it. When I talked to someone about cutting it down, they told me


that the tree is entirely on my neighbor’s property. My neighbor said if I want to remove the tree they will give permission. I have a feeling they can afford it, they just don’t want to. Is there anything I can do? — Frustrated, via e-mail A: You have two choices. Put up with the continued damage to your driveway or pay for it yourself. The reality is that there might be some legal responsibility on the part of your neighbor because there is damage being done. But roots do not respect property lines, and I doubt seriously if you’d be successful in a smallclaims action.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve issued new rules today to protect Americans from getting stung by unexpected fees or restrictions on gift cards. Gift cards have grown in popularity — with more than 95 percent of Americans having received or purchased them, the Fed said. And as usage has gone up, so too have complaints from people taken by surprise by fees that eat into the value of

Under the rules, consumers must have at least five years to use the gift cards before they expire. The Fed also says service or inactivity fees can be imposed only under certain conditions. the cards as well restrictions on how long they’ll be good for. Under the rules, consumers must have at least five years to use the gift cards before they expire. The Fed also says service or inactivity fees can be imposed only under certain

22. Congress ordered the Fed to issue the new protections under a law enacted last year. The Fed received more than 230 letters weighing in on its proposal first unveiled in November. Many individual consumers urged the Fed to ban all fees and to eliminate expiration dates so that people didn’t lose any value on the cards.

conditions. Such fees can be charged if the consumer hasn’t used the card for at least a year, if the consumer is given clear disclosures about them and no more than one fee is charged a month. The rules take effect Aug.

Broadband plan lacks competition, some say WASHINGTON (AP) — The sweeping national broadband plan that federal regulators delivered to Congress last week doesn’t go far enough to satisfy some experts who warn that the United States would still trail other industrialized nations in prices and speed. Those experts insist that the Federal Communications Commission plan is not nearly ambitious enough to bring faster Internet connections at lower prices to more Americans. That’s because the proposal fails to bring adequate competition, they say, to a duopoly broadband market now controlled by giant phone and cable TV companies. According to the New America Foundation, a 100-megabit broadband connection costs as little $16 per month in Sweden and $24 per month in Korea, while service that is only half that fast costs $145 per month in the U.S. “What I want is big bandwidth for cheap prices,” said

A.J. Bowen of Schupp’s Line Construction Inc. works on fiber-optic installation in Norton, Vt. Sascha Meinrath, director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative. “But the plan punts on competition.” The national broadband plan, mandated by last year’s stimulus bill, offers a roadmap for bringing affordable high-speed Internet access to Americans who currently don’t have it

Source: Senate passes bill to update air traffic system WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Monday that would speed modernization of the nation’s antiquated air traffic control system, a major source of airline delays. The $34.5 billion bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through Sept. 30, 2011, also contains several measures to boost safety in response to last year’s crash of a regional airliner near Buffalo, N.Y., which took 50 lives. The bill requires key elements of FAA’s NextGen program — it replaces World War II-era radar technology with GPS technology — to be in place at the nation’s busiest airports by 2014. The new system is projected to cost the FAA as much as $22 billion through 2025. Airlines would have to spend as much as $20 billion more to install equipment in their planes. In the long term, the system is expected to save airlines money by allowing planes in crowded air corridors to take more direct routes and fly closer to each other without safety risks, reducing delays, saving energy and cutting down on pollution, including greenhouse gas emissions. Pilots will have real time information on the location of other aircraft. The system is crucial to handling the expected growth in air traffic from about 700 million passengers in 2009 to the more than 1 billion annually

by 2023. The United States lags behind other nations in making the transition to the new technology, said Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., a key sponsor of the bill. Even Mongolia, he said, is further along. “It’s embarrassing,” Rockefeller said. The bill contains a provision authorizing the FAA to make grants to airlines to help cover equipment costs. Some airline executives have said that as much as they want the new system, they can’t afford to put it in their planes. Airlines have suffered repeated shocks over the past decade, including the Sept. 11 terror attacks, the SARS virus, volatile oil prices and the current economic downturn. They have shed more than 158,000 full-time jobs since employment peaked in 2001 and lost an estimated $30 billion to $60 billion in recent years. Among the safety measures in the bill is a requirement that FAA update how many hours airlines can require pilots to work and how much rest they must get between work days. Airlines would be required to have remedial training programs for pilots who fail skills tests or make other errors, and programs that use electronic data recorded during flights to spot safety trends before they cause an accident.

and dramatically increasing speeds for those who do. With Congress holding two hearings on the plan this week, some interest groups are already voicing concern. Although wireless companies are pleased with a recommendation to free up more airwaves for mobile broadband access, television broadcasters fear most of that spectrum would come from them — whether they want to give it up or not. Rural phone companies are concerned about proposals to overhaul two federal programs that are significant sources of revenue for them: the Universal Service Fund, which subsidizes phone service in poor and rural areas, and the intercarrier compensation system, which governs charges that telecom carriers pay to connect calls. And public safety officials are upset that the plan does not include a proposal to give them exclusive access to more spectrum for emergency

communications networks. But some of the loudest criticisms are coming from those who have been most vocal in pushing for a national broadband plan. Meinrath, for one, takes issue with the plan’s goal of delivering broadband connections of 100 megabits per second — at least 20 times faster than most residential services today — to 100 million households by 2020. Meinrath believes this sets up the U.S. to slip even further behind other nations because the goal it sets for the rest of country — most likely rural America — puts minimum speeds at a paltry 4 megabits downstream. Many public-interest groups are disappointed that the plan does not recommend “open access” rules that would require the big phone and cable TV companies to lease their networks to rivals so they can offer services at their own prices.


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Sources: Feds consider weapons charges against ex-Blackwater officials WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are considering filing weapons charges against former top officials of the Blackwater Worldwide private security company over allegations they illegally stockpiled automatic rifles at the company’s North Carolina headquarters, The Associated Press has learned. Senior Justice Department officials are reviewing a draft indictment against former president Gary Jackson, former Blackwater lawyer Andrew Howell, and a third man who used to work at the firm’s armory, people close to the case told the AP. A decision is not expected until at least next month. Any indictment, even of former executives, would be unwelcome news at a company beleaguered since a 2007 shooting involving Blackwater guards in Baghdad left 17 people dead. Under a new

Senior Justice Department officials are reviewing a draft indictment against former president Gary Jackson, former Blackwater lawyer Andrew Howell, and a third man who used to work at the firm’s armory, people close to the case told the AP. A decision is not expected until at least next month.

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Gary Jackson at Blackwater’s offices in Moyock, N.C. name, Xe, the firm is trying to win Defense Department approval to train police in Afghanistan. The contract could be worth up to $1 billion but has drawn the ire of some in Congress. The potential charges stem from a raid conducted by fed-

eral agents in 2008 that seized 22 weapons, among them 17 AK-47s. Multiple law enforcement officials familiar with the case said investigators are trying to determine if Blackwater obtained the official letterhead of a local sheriff to

create a false justification for buying the guns. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the investigation. Federal law prohibits private parties from buying fully automatic weapons registered after 1986, but lets law enforcement agencies have them. Xe spokesman Mark Corallo said the company has “fully cooperated with this investigation and we will have no further comment.” Jackson said during a brief phone conversation Monday that he wouldn’t be able to

talk about federal charges and didn’t know anything about any that might be looming. “I haven’t heard a single, solitary word,” Jackson said before ending the phone call. Attempts to reach Howell were not successful. In a 2008 interview with the AP, Jackson and other Blackwater executives said the company provided the local Camden County sheriff’s office a place to store weapons, calling the gesture a “professional courtesy.” “We gave them a big safe so that they can store their own guns,” Jackson said at

the time. Company officials, including both Jackson and Howell, downplayed the raid during the interview. Jackson said some of the 16 uniformed officers who came to serve the warrant were embarrassed by the event and said agents had to stop at Blackwater’s front gate to get passes to come onto the company’s sprawling campus in northeastern North Carolina. “As a hypothetical, one would think that, if you were going on a raid, you’d take your Kevlar and your weapon,” Howell said to laughter from other executives. Blackwater, headquartered in Moyock, N.C., changed its name to Xe Services after security guards were accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians two years ago. Those charges were thrown out after a judge found prosecutors mishandled evidence.

Study: Last Supper paintings supersize food Has even the Last Supper been supersized? The food in famous paintings of the meal has grown by biblical proportions over the last millennium, researchers report. Using a computer, they compared the size of the food to the size of the heads in 52 paintings of Jesus Christ and his disciples at their final meal before his death. If art imitates life, we’re in trouble, the researchers conclude. The size of the main dish grew 69 percent; the size of the plate, 66 percent, and the bread, 23 percent, between the years 1000 and 2000. Supersizing is considered a modern phenomenon, but “what we see recently may be just a more noticeable part of a very long trend,” said Brian Wansink, a food behavior scientist at Cornell University.



Woman says cop raped her, came to hospital PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A woman who said she was raped by an on-duty Providence police officer testified Monday that the man came into her hospital room grinning after the attack in 2007. The woman, 22, said she recalled seeing officer Marcus Huffman in the hours after the rape, but told the jury that she could not remember how long he was there or anything else. Prosecutors claim that Huffman, who is charged with first-degree sexual assault in Providence Superior Court, raped the woman in the bathroom of an empty police substation after offering her a ride outside a nightclub.

2 charged with killing 5 boys missing since ’78 NEWARK, N.J. — Two men have been charged with murder in the disappearance of five teenage boys last seen together on a busy street more than 30 years ago. The men, whose names haven’t been released, were also charged with arson, the Essex County prosecutor’s office said Monday. The boys, Melvin Pittman and Ernest Taylor, both 17, and Alvin Turner, Randy Johnson, and Michael McDowell, all 16, were last seen on a busy street near a park where they had played basketball on Aug. 20, 1978. They were with a carpenter, Lee Evans, who routinely hired teens to help him. Evans was repeatedly interviewed, but passed a polygraph examination.

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What is obesity?

What causes earaches?

Answer: Obesity is an excess proportion of total body fat. A person is considered obese when his or her weight is 20 percent or more above normal weight. The most common measure of obesity is the body mass index or BMI. A person is considered overweight if his or her BMI is between 25 and 29.9; a person is considered obese if his or her BMI is over 30. Mississippi is the most obese state in the nation. It is important that we teach our youths today about how to eat right and exercise daily so that they can live long, healthy, happy and productive lives.

Michael Jones, R.Ph. Helping Hands Pharmacy Are there any over-the-counter products that get rid of pinkeye? Answer: While there are no over-the-counter (OTC) products to cure conjunctivitis (pinkeye) caused by a bacterial or viral infection, there are some OTC products that can relieve the symptoms of pinkeye caused by allergy or irritation. Antibiotic eye drops or ointments are prescribed for a bacterial infection. Make sure you follow the directions to the letter, and use the medication for as long as prescribed. Stopping the treatment early can make the bacteria resistant, and the infection will become harder to treat. OTC decongestant eye drops such as naphazoline (for example, the brandname products Allerest Eye Drops® or Clear Eyes®) can help get rid of the redness of bacterial conjunctivitis, but not the infection. There is no treatment for pinkeye due to a viral infection. It will clear up on its own within seven to 10 days. Placing warm compresses on your eyes may help with the itching. A homeopathic treatment for symptoms that is available OTC is Similasan’s Active Response Formula™, which works by stimulating the eye’s natural ability to relieve the redness, watery discharge and burning associated with viral and environmental conjunctivitis. For pinkeye due to allergies, your doctor may advise using an OTC allergy eye drop. Prescription eye drops also are available for eye symptoms due to allergies. Cool compresses over the eyes may help with the itching.

Answer: A tube called the eustachian (say: “youstay-shun”) tube connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. Normally this tube lets fluid drain out of the middle ear. If bacteria or viruses infect the lining of your child’s eustachian tube, the tube gets swollen and fills with thick mucus. This keeps fluid in the ear from draining normally. Bacteria can grow in the fluid, increasing pressure behind the eardrum and causing pain. The eustachian tubes can become blocked because of allergies, a cold or other infection. In other cases, the adenoids (glands near the ear) become enlarged and block the eustachian tubes. Acute ear infections usually clear up within one or two weeks. Sometimes, ear infections last longer and become chronic. After an infection, fluid may stay in the middle ear. This may lead to more infections and hearing loss.

Dr. Paul D. Murry Chiropractic Physician River City Chiropractic Clinic, LLC What is a bulging or herniated disc? Answer: Between spinal vertebrae are pads of cartilage called discs, which have a fairly tough outer layer and a soft inner layer that cushions against shocks. When the soft inner material of the disc pushes out through a tear caused by damage or deterioration, the disc is said to be herniated or bulging. Most disc herniation occurs in the lower back, which may send pain shooting down through the buttocks and into the legs. The second most common site of disc herniation is the neck, which may result in pain in the shoulder, arm and hand. The general consensus among health care professionals is that disc herniation should be treated conservatively at first, which makes chiropractic care a first option for treatment. If progressive muscle weakness or other serious neurological symptoms develop, a referral to a specialist should be obtained.

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I had a total hip replacement and recently was told the rules for taking antibiotics prior to dental treatment changed, is this true?

My child recently had an ear infection, what about fluid that stays in the middle ear?

Answer: Yes. According to the American Dental Association web site the guidelines have changed. They were upgraded by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2009. The AAOS now states: “Given the potential adverse outcomes and cost of treating an infected joint replacement, the AAOS recommends that clinicians consider procedure that may cause bacteremia.” Bacteremia means bacteria in the blood. Bacteremia can lead to implant infection. The previous AAOS guideline recommended antibiotic prophylaxis for all patients within the first two years after replacement surgery only.

Answer: Your child's hearing may be affected if fluid stays in the middle ear after an infection. This is called otitis media with effusion. (Effusion is another word for fluid buildup.) Usually the fluid goes away in two to three months, and hearing returns to normal. Your doctor may want to check your child again at this time to see if fluid is still present. If the fluid stays for more than a few months, your doctor may want to check your child's hearing. Your doctor may recommend ear tubes (also called tympanostomy tubes) to drain the fluid. Ear tubes may also decrease the number of ear infections your child gets.

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Democrats as well as lesserknown people whose health care struggles have touched the president. Obama scheduled back-to-back events to mark the moment, with much of his White House audience, as well as hundreds of others, heading to the Interior Department immediately after the signing. “Today after almost a century of trial, today after over a year of debate, today after all the votes have been tallied, health insurance reform becomes law in the United States of America. Today,” Obama said, interrupted by applause after nearly every sentence. “All of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.” As he signed the bill, Obama said his mother had to argue with insurance companies over health coverage even as she was dying of cancer. He paid tribute to an 11-year-old boy whose mother died because she didn’t have insurance and couldn’t get the care she needed. He mentioned an Ohio woman who had to give up her health insurance because of skyrocketing insurance premiums, and now is hospitalized without any coverage. Obama also paid tribute to presidents past and other leaders who sought health reform. “With all the punditry, all the lobbying, all the game-playing


that passes for governing here in Washington, it’s been easy at times to doubt our ability to do such a big thing, such a complicated thing, to wonder if there are limits to what we as a people can still achieve,” Obama said. “We are not a nation that scales back its aspirations. We are not a nation that falls prey to doubt or mistrust. We don’t fall prey to fear. We are not a nation that does what’s easy. That’s not who we are. That’s not how we got here.” Across the capital, Republicans remained firm in their universal opposition to the giant remake of the nation’s health system, declaring it much too costly and unlikely to produce the results that Obama claims. The Republicans pledged to see Democrats punished in this fall’s elections for approving the legislation over deep public skepticism. With that in mind, and with many of the law’s most sweeping changes not to take effect for years, Obama emphasized the overhaul’s most immediate impacts, including the ability of young adults to remain on their parents’ health plans and a ban on insurers denying coverage to sick children. Within minutes of Obama’s signing, The Associated Press reported that 13 GOP attorneys general were suing to stop health care overhaul, claiming it is unconstitutional.

nal cases involving a public defender’s office to rein in runaway defense costs and new software to manage and track the prison population. Though the draft mentions cost-related items in general, such as site purchases and preparation, a final price could depend on the economy’s performance between now and when a new jail is built in about four years. Recently built jails in Mississippi have averaged about $151 per square foot, according to the draft report. Nationally, jails have been built for about $225 per square foot, Voorhis said. Most cost estimates by Voorhis and local officials have settled between $20 million and $30 million. Operational costs will increase as well, but could be offset by faster processing of cases and other efficiencies, Voorhis has said. Almost all the people held at the 128person jail at Cherry and Grove streets are pretrial detainees. Improvement bonds and property tax increases have come up in scant discussions about how to finance new construction. District 1 Supervisor David McDonald, who has represented supervisors in the process since the current size-and-scope study began in December 2008, stressed the new facility must include changes to the criminal justice system.

“You can’t do one or the other,” McDonald said. “It’s got to be both.” Voorhis said a 20-acre site would be a “bare minimum” for the undetermined location of a new jail. Voorhis said a site selection committee should be formed to weigh factors noted in the report as key criteria, including access to highways and other government services, compatible land-use, and, if needed, land purchase costs. While site selection is not part of the study, Voorhis and supervisors briefly mentioned the 64,000-squarefoot speculative building at Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex, built in 1995 to lure an industrial tenant. It remains empty and for sale. “It has very desirable features,” Voorhis said, noting availability of utilities — water, sewer and electricity — at the site. “One bad part is it’s about 11 miles out of town.” How using a portion of the 1,490-acre industrial park for a jail facility would mesh with industrial development plans was not discussed. Floor plans of a completely expanded jail detail five inmate housing units of between 48 and 64 beds, with space for a courtroom and more support staff to include people to manage population and pretrial services. A combination of pod-like designs geared to speed responses to incidents appears in the draft report, as does setups for inmate recreation, visits from the public, library services and

causes of action for the state of Mississippi.” Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant sent a letter Monday to Hood, saying the federal legislation is too expensive and would violate people’s rights by requiring them to buy insurance. “The 10th Amendment protects states from an overbearing federal government. It is time we exercise those rights,” said Bryant, who’s gearing up to run for gover-

nor in 2011. Barbour is limited to two terms and can’t run again next year. Hood said last week that he’s running for a third term as attorney general in 2011. Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson was the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation who voted for the health care bill. Democratic Reps. Travis Childers and Gene Taylor and Republican Rep. Gregg

Harper voted against it, saying it is too expensive. All four are seeking re-election this year. Thompson said the vote is one of the most significant he has taken during his 17 years in Washington. “Essentially, this legislation will put Americans back in control of their health care choices, hold insurance companies accountable, and make coverage more affordable,” Thompson said.

Mississippi’s senior senator, Republican Thad Cochran said Monday that the bill “sets out nation on a perilous path.” “Since we did not have the votes to defeat this so-called health care reform bill in this Congress, we should look for ways to improve it as we move forward by reducing the tax increases, Medicare cuts and unfunded mandates created in the Democrats’ legislation,” he said.

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sister, Frances Mannheimer; and her brother, Hank Mannheimer. She is survived by three nephews, David M. Mannheimer of Ashburn, Va., George R. Mannheimer of Roswell, Ga., and Douglas L. Mannheimer of Tallahassee, Fla. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Anshe Chesed Cemetery in Vicksburg. Burial will follow under the direction of Canale Funeral Directors of Memphis.


religious services. A committee composed of both circuit judges, the district attorney and others has met semi-regularly and meets again Wednesday to discuss the study’s recommended changes to the justice system, such as the shift to a public defender’s office. Shortening average lengths of stay for those awaiting trial is mentioned, though only in general terms. Consultants sampled 1,597 inmates in custody and admitted between Jan. 1, 2008, and Feb. 25, 2009, of which 52.8 percent were under age 30 and 101 were still in custody at the end of that period. Average days in custody for those sampled equaled 29.6 days and for those still in jail, 111 days. Warren County’s incarceration rate per 10,000 citizens is 25.6, less than the statewide rate of 39.1, according to the study. The consultants have been paid $112,559.52 for conducting the study, including $2,475 this month. Voorhis asked the board to contract with the firm for two other functions — to enable monthly visits with the justice system committee and sanctioning the consultant firm to identify more specific needs relating to system overhauls. The City of Vicksburg does not operate a jail and rents space on a per-day basis in the Warren County facility, when space has been available, in Issaquena County or in other regional facilities.

Continued from Page A1. can Governors Association, said in a statement Monday. “The health care legislation passed Sunday infects the economy with harmful tax increases, strips benefits from senior citizens and robs each citizen of their basic freedom to choose their own health care.” Hood made no commitment Monday, saying only that once the bill is signed, “we will review the law to determine if there are any viable

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

Jean H. Antoine Jean H. Antoine, 78, passed unexpectedly on March 13, 2010, at her home in Jacksonville. She was born in Vicksburg to the late Thomas and Myrtle Heron. She was an analyst for the civil service industry for many years. Jean enjoyed traveling, shopping, and reading. She will be missed by all who knew her. Jean leaves behind one daughter, Renee Antoine Jardon of Orlando; two sons, Donald Gene Antoine Jr. of Vicksburg and Thomas Charles Antoine of Atlanta; six grandchildren; and many friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the charity of your choice. Hardage Giddens Mandarin Chapel has charge of arrangements.

Lucy Estelle Bagley Lucy Estelle Bagley died Monday, March 22, 2010, at Sharkey-Issaquena Hospital in Rolling Fork. She was 86. Mrs. Bagley was born in Bourbon, Miss., and had been a Rolling Fork resident since 1947. She was a retired nurse’s aide and was a member of the Deer Creek Baptist Church. She is survived by one brother, John Bagley of Ledlow, Miss.; and one sister, Lillian Simmons of Rolling Fork. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deer Creek Baptist Church in Rolling Fork with the Rev. Clyde Pullen officiating. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery

under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the service. Pallbearers will be Penley Sorrels, Robert Simmons, Gilbert Tucker, Bland Tharp, Wesley Tharp and Tommy Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Smith, J.M. Barnett, Brad Williams, Ronnie Bussey, Mac Parish, Buster Tucker and Buford McPhail.

John Preston Barrett CARTHAGE — John “Johnnie” Preston Barrett, 74, a retired heavy-equipment operator, died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home. Visitation begins at 6:30 tonight at Wilcox Funeral Home in Carthage. Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wilcox Chapel with the Revs. Bill Huffmaster and Matt Buckle officiating. Burial is at Cedar Grove Cemetery near Lena. Mr. Barrett was a native of Neshoba County and a member of First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. Preceding him in death were two brothers, David and Robert Barrett. Survivors include his wife, Willie Jean Barrett of Vicksburg; sons, Johnnie Russell Barrett of Shivers and Rufus (Teresa) Nowell of Redwood; daughter, Sandra Barrett Renfroe of Vicksburg; brothers, Richard Barrett of California, Charles Barrett and Jerry Wayne Barrett, both of Pearl; a sister, Frances Corlis of Downy, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

Bowman High School. She was employed at The Valley department store for many years and was later employed at McRae’s department store. She was a member of Bright Morning Star M.B. Church where she served as building fund secretary. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Martha Evans; and five brothers, Willie Evans, Leon Evans, Freeman Evans, Clarence Evans and Lawrence Evans. Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Kevin Evans of Albany, Ga., and Dwayne Evans of Charlotte, N.C.; and one daughter, Paula Evans of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Lakeview Memorial

Ruth Adele Mannheimer MEMPHIS — Ruth Adele Mannheimer of Memphis died Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the Memphis Jewish Home. She was 90. She lived in the Delta during her childhood and moved to Memphis in later years. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Mannheimer Sr.; her mother, Rita Hoffman Mannheimer; her

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Mr. David W. “D.W.” Lyons Sr. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010 Glenwood Chapel Interment Green Acres Memorial Park Visitation 5 - 7 p.m. Wednesday

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Skies will be clear as high pressure takes over for the next few days.

WEATHER This weather package is compiled from historical records and information provided by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the City of Vicksburg and The Associated Press.

LOCAL FORECAST thursday-friday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 70s, lows in the upper 40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the lower 40s wednesDAY-friday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the 70s, lows in the lower 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 66º Low/past 24 hours............... 36º Average temperature......... 51º Normal this date................... 59º Record low....27º before 1886 Record high............86º in 1929 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..............1.79 inches Total/year.............. 11.39 inches Normal/month......4.38 inches Normal/year........ 14.71 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active..........................12:42 A.M. Most active................. 6:57 P.M. Active............................. 1:11 P.M. Most active.................. 7:26 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:16 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:16 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:02

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 33.8 | Change: +1.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 20.0 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 18.6 | Change: -1.0 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.5 | Change: N/C Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 12.5 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 14.7 | Change: -1.8 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................77.1 River....................................81.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 45.5 Thursday................................ 45.5 Friday....................................... 45.2 Memphis Wednesday........................... 27.4 Thursday................................ 27.8 Friday....................................... 28.1 Greenville Wednesday........................... 40.8 Thursday................................ 41.8 Friday....................................... 42.5 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 34.7 Thursday................................ 35.8 Friday....................................... 36.8


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Man stabs 8 children to death, wounds 5 at school in China

‘Haiti needs help’

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Former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush greet U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Ken Keen in Port-au-Prince Monday. Keen is in charge of U.S. military operations in Haiti.

Former Presidents Bush, Clinton take in earthquake-damaged Haiti PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton clasped hands with residents of one of Haiti’s massive tent cities Monday on a tour of its quake-devastated capital — a visit intended to remind donors of the immense needs facing the recovery effort. The two former leaders, tapped by President Barack Obama to spearhead U.S. fundraising for the crisis, made their first joint visit to Haiti. They spotlighted the dramatic need for help ahead of a critical March 31 U.N. donors conference in New York where Haitian officials will ask for $11.5 billion in reconstruction help. At a news conference with President Rene Preval on the grounds of the collapsed national palace, Bush said he was struck by the devastation of the Jan. 12 earthquake. “It’s one thing to see it on TV; it’s another to see it firsthand,” said Bush, who was making his first visit to Haiti. “Hopefully our visit will remind people that Haiti needs help.” Clinton and Bush later greeted quake survivors camped on the Champ de Mars, the national mall filled

with 60,000 homeless people. Secret Service agents and Haitian police surrounded the men as they waded into a fenced-in section of the mall where dozens of families have pitched blue, orange and silver tarps. While many of the homeless welcomed the visit, some said they were disappointed. “The visit is like no visit at all. They walked inside; it’s to show off,” said Rene Pierre, a 35-year-old homeless man. About 100 protesters burned tires and an American flag outside the national palace to demand the return of ousted President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was flown from Haiti aboard a U.S. plane during Bush’s presidency and now lives in South African exile. Clinton and Bush visited the country as it struggles to feed and shelter victims of the magnitude-7 quake, which killed an estimated 230,000 people. Another 1.3 million quake survivors are homeless, with many living in camps prone to dangerous flooding in the April rainy season. The chairman of Haiti’s chamber of commerce, Reginald Boulos, said Monday that Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive


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BEIJING (AP) — A former doctor armed with a large knife rampaged outside an elementary school in eastern China, stabbing eight children to death and wounding five others today, a local official and a state news agency said. The assailant was arrested after the early morning attack, launched as students were arriving for school, Xinhua News Agency said. His rampage was stopped by passersby and school security guards, Xinhua said, citing Wu Jiachong, the owner of a nearby shop. The attacker, Zheng Minsheng, 41, worked as a doctor in a community clinic before resigning last June, Xinhua said, citing Huang Zhongping, spokesman for the Nanping city public security bureau. Zheng was known to have a

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Rebels aim for New York From staff reports

Lady Tigers headed home LSU women bounced from NCAA Tournament by Duke. Story/B3


PREP BASEBALL PCA at University Christian Tonight, 6 St. Al hosts West Lincoln Tonight, 6 WC at Clinton Tonight, 7 PREP SOFTBALL VHS at Pearl Tonight, 5 Warren Central hosts Greenville-Weston Today, 4 St. Al at Riverside Tonight, 5:30


6 p.m. ESPN - Ole Miss hosts the Red Raiders of Texas Tech in an NIT quarterfinal at the Tad Pad tonight.


PARKER RUTHERFORD Warren Central golfer shot a 75 to win medalist honors and lead the Vikings to a win in the Vicksburg Invitational on Monday. Story/B2

SIDELINES Roethlisberger will meet with Goodell ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — NFL commissioner Roger Goodell plans to meet with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger about the star’s off-field problems. Goodell already has spoken with team owners about Roethlisberger, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old college student in a Georgia nightclub on March 5. Roethlisberger’s attorney says the quarterback committed no crime. Roethlisberger has yet to be interviewed by police in Milledgeville, Ga., and charges have not been filed. “We take this issue very seriously,” Goodell said Monday at the NFL meetings. “I am concerned that Ben continues to put himself in this position. “I spoke with the Steelers and (team president) Art Rooney about it and, at some point, I will be meeting with Ben at the appropriate time.” Roethlisberger also is being sued by a woman who claims he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel. He denies those allegations and has asked for counter-damages.


La. Pick 3: 6-6-0 La. Pick 4: 1-4-4-9 Weekly results: B2

The Ole Miss Rebels are one win from another trip to the big city. Ole Miss hosts Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament tonight, with a spot in next week’s semifinals at Madison Sqaure Garden on the line. It’s a position the Rebels (23-10) are familiar with — they made the semifinals in their last NIT appearance in 2008. Ole Miss is also 10-1 alltime in NIT home games. Win No. 10 in that record came Friday, when Ole Miss beat Memphis 90-81 in a second-round game. It was the sixth win in seven games overall for the Rebels, and the second straight game they’ve scored more than 80 points. The Rebels have been

COLLEgE BaSkETBaLL NIT schedule Monday’s Games •Rhode Island 85, Nevada 83 •Va. Tech 65, UConn 63 •Illinois 75, Kent State 58 •Dayton 81, Cincinnati 66 Today’s Games Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss, 6 p.m. North Carolina vs. UAB, 8 p.m. Complete schedule/B2 streaky all season, though. Before the current hot streak they lost five of six. Before that, they won four of five. Texas Tech, meanwhile, has

rallied after limping into the NIT. Once 16-7, the Red Raiders lost eight of their last nine in the regular season and Big 12 Tournament. They bounced back to beat Seton Hall and Jacksonville in their first two NIT games and have still improved their win total by six over last season. Tech enters tonight’s game with a 19-15 record. Three Red Raiders average in double figures in scoring. John Roberson leads the way at 14.8 points per game, Mike Singletary is at 14.6 and Nick Okorie is third with 10.6. “They’ve put themselves in position to win five games more than last year,” Texas Tech coach Pat Knight said. “There are so many positives already. Whatever happens in Oxford is just going to be something added to it.”


Ole Miss guard Terrico White celebrates with fans on March 19. Ole Miss hosts Texas Tech tonight.

Paul makes his return Guard adds 11 points in victory By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Chris Paul’s first appearance in 25 games coincided with one of New Orleans’ most impressive victories this season. The way Marcus Thornton, David West, Morris Peterson and Darren Collison performed, the Hornets might have won without their All-Star point guard. Thornton scored 28 points, West added 25 points and 10 assists, and the Hornets had a remarkable run of 23 straight points without Paul on the floor in a 115-99 triumph over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night. “We won. I was just happy to get out there on the court,” Paul said. “I wasn’t worrying about scoring or anything like that. I just wanted to try to get the feel back and get the win.” Returning from a left knee injury, Paul started but Hornets coach Jeff Bower limited his playing time to 21 minutes. Paul finished with 11 points and three assists. “I asked, ‘Could I play more,’ but they was like, ‘No, no way,”’ Paul said. “It was like I had a cell phone. At halftime, I kept telling the guys I only had

Kentucky guard Darius Miller reacts against Wake Forest Saturday.

Miller steps up for UK By The Associated Press


New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul brings the ball upcourt against the Dallas Mavericks Monday. Paul returned to action after missing 25 games with a knee injury.

NBa 12 minutes left. That’s all I had left on my daytime minutes.” Paul helped New Orleans pull away in the fourth quarter as they ended a three-game skid, but Collison, his rookie backup, ran the offense when the Hornets had their 23-0 run

from late in the second quarter until early in the third to take a lead they would not relinquish. “It was great having CP out there even though he didn’t play a lot,” Thornton said. “Just having him out there being a floor leader was great. We fed off that. “DC stepped up when CP was out, so it’s fun playing

with both of them,” Thornton continued. “They will find you. They’re true point guards and it helps when they get buckets, too.” Morris Peterson had a season-high 20 points for New Orleans and Collison scored 16 to go with eight assists, the most by a HorSee Return, Page B3.

The conversation has taken place so many times this season, even Darius Miller has lost count. At some point during a practice or a game — or both — Kentucky coach John Calipari will approach his talented, if sometimes timid, sophomore and tell Miller to get on the floor and get after it. The quiet Miller’s reply is usually a simple nod, even if the result sometimes leaves his coach shaking his head. Finally, however, Calipari’s message appears to be getting through. Miller scored a careerhigh 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Kentucky’s 90-60 dismantling of Wake Forest in the NCAA tournament’s second round in New Orleans on Saturday, making See Miller, Page B3.

Braves’ McLouth tries to shake off spring slump By The Associated Press KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Wearing a new set of contact lenses, Nate McLouth has been able to see the ball better than ever this spring. That doesn’t mean, however, that the Atlanta center fielder has been able to hit it. Mired in a 0-for-28 slump with 12 strikeouts, McLouth batted in every inning of a rain-shorted minor league game Sunday in hopes of getting on track with the start of the season two weeks away. McLouth got three hits — two more than he’s had in real spring games. Maybe the

BaSEBaLL move worked. Finally, he had something positive to build on. “I just needed to step away,” said McLouth, Nate batting .029. McLouth “Hitting is a funny thing. It can wear on you, even in spring training when numbers don’t matter — because they do. “Not necessarily numbers, but feeling well and making good contact matters. And

when that’s not happening, regardless of whether it’s spring training or not, that’s frustrating.” Frustrating for McLouth and worrisome for the Braves. They are counting on him to be their leadoff hitter. How bad has McLouth been this spring? His one hit in 35 at-bats came on March 6 and he has 14 strikeouts and three walks, striking out twice in five of his past eight games. McLouth needed to take a step back before he could move forward. When manager Bobby Cox and hitting coach Terry Pendleton

brought up batting every inning in a minor league game, McLouth agreed. “That’s what needed to be done,” said McLouth, who got a low-pressure situation to keep trying the things he has been working on with Pendleton. “It was good. I felt great at the plate, made good contact ... it was a big step forward.” Pendleton said that McLouth’s troubles stem from “collapsing” during his swing, a habit he fell into late last season. The left-handed hitter has been bending his knees too much during his stride, forcing him to reach

for pitches. “Being on time,” McLouth said. “That’s really what I’ve been struggling with, my timing. ... It’s being on time and being in the right position when the pitch is in the zone to take a good swing. “If you’re late, then all of a sudden you’re rushing to get to the ball and things are breaking down. ... It’s not like it’s not frustrating because it’s spring training. It’s not like I’m not trying to fix it. It’s just something that’s difficult to do.” The 28-year-old McLouth See McLouth, Page B3.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN - Preseason, Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - NIT, quarterfinal, Texas Tech at Ole Miss 8 p.m. ESPN - NIT, quarterfinal, North Carolina at UAB NHL 7 p.m. Versus - San Jose at Minnesota WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBD 8:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA Division I tournament, second round, teams and site TBD


from staff & AP reports

Prep baseball VHS makes changes to this week’s schedule Vicksburg High has changed the times of two baseball games this week. Tuesday’s game at GreenvilleWeston has been postponed, and will be played Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Bazinsky Field. Vicksburg and Greenville will also play their regularly-scheduled game on Friday at 7 p.m. at Bazinsky. The start time of Saturday’s game against Madison Central, also at Bazinsky Field, has been changed. The junior varsity game will start at 11 a.m. and the varsity will play at 1 p.m. The games had originally been scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m.

Prep GOLF Warren Central wins Vicksburg Invitational Parker Rutherford beat teammate Dylan Bradley by one stroke with a 75 as Warren Central won the Vicksburg Invitational at Clear Creek Golf Course with a score of 316 on Monday. Austin Ledbetter scored a 79, Rich Phillips carded an 86 and Jesse Johnson completed the scoring with a 102.

Tallulah Academy finishes second in Tallulah tourney Cody Landrum shot an 85 to lead Tallulah Academy to a secondplace finish at the Tallulah Invitational at the Tallulah Country Club on Monday. Jes Shivers shot an 86, Shan Shivers carded a 90 and Parks and Watson shot a 104.

baseball Torre suspending talks on contract extension GLENDALE, Ariz. — Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre is suspending talks on a contract extension, saying he doesn’t want it to become a distraction with opening day so soon. “We’ll wait until later on in the year,” Torre said. “I mentioned that to Ned. I’ll have a better grip of what I want to do. The last thing I want is to be a distraction. I don’t want it to be talked about.” When spring training began, the 69-year-old Torre confirmed he was interested in adding another year to his current three-year deal that expires at the end of the 2010 season. When Torre signed with the Dodgers before the 2008 season, he intended to retire after two years.


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

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SCOREBOARD major league baseball Today’s Games Tampa Bay vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Milwaukee vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Washington vs Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Boston vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia vs Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Florida vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Arizona vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Washington vs N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Seattle vs San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs Oakland at Phoenix, 9:35 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Florida vs Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs Detroit (ss) at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs Arizona at Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Detroit (ss) vs Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Oakland vs San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

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


Team Overall SEC Auburn...........................14-5................................3-0 Ole Miss.......................15-5................................2-1 Alabama........................16-2................................2-1 LSU................................16-3................................2-1 Arkansas........................13-5................................1-2 Mississippi St..............11-9................................0-3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Xavier at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Auburn at Samford, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Lipscomb at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. McNeese State at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Furman at Georgia, 4 p.m. Wright State at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. McNeese State at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Florida, 6:30 p.m. UL-Lafayette at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Saint Louis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Auburn vs. Alabama, at Montgomery, Ala., 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Southern Miss.............13-5................................0-0 Tulane............................15-6................................0-0 Central Florida...............13-8................................0-0 UAB...............................10-7................................0-0 East Carolina.................11-8................................0-0 Rice...............................11-9................................0-0 Houston.........................9-9..................................0-0 Marshall.........................8-9..................................0-0 Memphis........................9-11................................0-0 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Houston at Stephen F. Austin, 3 p.m. Marshall at Virginia, 4 p.m. High Point at East Carolina, 5 p.m. UAB at Kennesaw State, 5 p.m. UCF at Miami, 5 p.m. New Orleans at Tulane, 6 p.m. Rice at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Ole Miss at Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Ohio at Marshall, 2 p.m. North Carolina A&T at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Tougaloo at Alcorn St., Noon and 3 p.m. Delta St. at Mississippi Valley St., 2 p.m. SE Louisiana at Jackson St., 6 p.m. Belhaven at Millsaps, 6 p.m. Ole Miss vs. Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games LSU-Alexandria at MVSU, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Tougaloo at Jackson St., 3 p.m. William Carey at Delta St., 4 p.m. Saint Louis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston............................. 45 Toronto............................ 35 New York......................... 25 Philadelphia..................... 24 New Jersey...................... 7

L 25 34 45 47 63

Pct .643 .507 .357 .338 .100

Southeast Division

W x-Orlando......................... 50 Atlanta............................. 45 Miami............................... 37

L 21 25 34

Pct .704 .643 .521

GB — 9 1/2 20 21 1/2 38 GB — 4 1/2 13

Charlotte........................35 Washington....................21

34 47

Central Division

W y-Cleveland....................56 Milwaukee......................39 Chicago.........................33 Indiana...........................24 Detroit............................23

L 15 30 37 46 47

.507 14 .309 27 1/2 Pct GB .789 — .565 16 .471 22 1/2 .343 31 1/2 .329 32 1/2


W Dallas.............................46 San Antonio...................42 Memphis........................38 Houston.........................36 New Orleans.................34

L 24 27 33 33 38

Pct .657 .609 .535 .522 .472

GB — 3 1/2 8 1/2 9 1/2 13

Northwest Division

W Denver...........................47 Utah...............................46 Oklahoma City...............42 Portland.........................42 Minnesota......................14

L 23 25 27 29 57

Pct GB .671 — .648 1 1/2 .609 4 1/2 .592 5 1/2 .197 33 1/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB x-L.A. Lakers.................52 18 .743 — Phoenix..........................45 26 .634 7 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................26 44 .371 26 Sacramento...................24 47 .338 28 1/2 Golden State.................19 51 .271 33 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Monday’s Games Orlando 109, Philadelphia 93 Miami 99, New Jersey 89 Chicago 98, Houston 88 Milwaukee 98, Atlanta 95 Toronto 106, Minnesota 100 New Orleans 115, Dallas 99 San Antonio 99, Oklahoma City 96 Utah 110, Boston 97 Memphis 102, Sacramento 85 Phoenix 133, Golden State 131 Today’s Games Charlotte at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Denver at New York, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Denver at Boston, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 6 p.m. Sacramento at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.


DALLAS (99) Marion 6-12 2-5 14, Nowitzki 8-12 0-0 16, Haywood 5-8 0-0 10, Kidd 2-8 0-0 6, Butler 5-13 2-4 12, Najera 3-4 0-1 6, Terry 9-16 1-1 24, Dampier 0-0 0-0 0, Barea 1-2 0-0 2, Beaubois 3-4 2-2 9, Stevenson 0-0 0-0 0, Carroll 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 42-81 7-13 99. NEW ORLEANS (115) Peterson 8-11 0-0 20, West 10-17 5-5 25, Okafor 0-2 1-4 1, Paul 4-9 0-0 11, Thornton 12-22 0-0 28, Collison 6-15 3-4 16, Gray 1-2 2-2 4, Songaila 4-4 0-0 8, Posey 0-1 0-0 0, Wright 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 45-83 13-17 115. Dallas 32 13 25 29 — 99 New Orleans 19 33 30 33 — 115 3-Point Goals—Dallas 8-16 (Terry 5-8, Kidd 2-4, Beaubois 1-1, Marion 0-1, Najera 0-1, Butler 0-1), New Orleans 12-24 (Peterson 4-7, Thornton 4-9, Paul 3-5, Collison 1-2, Posey 0-1). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Dallas 42 (Haywood 9), New Orleans 45 (West, Okafor 6). Assists—Dallas 22 (Kidd 6), New Orleans 33 (West 10). Total Fouls— Dallas 18, New Orleans 15. Technicals—Dallas defensive three second, New Orleans defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Posey. A—14,047 (17,188).

college basketball NCAA Tournament EAST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals At Syracuse, N.Y. Thursday West Virginia vs. Washington, 6:27 p.m. Kentucky vs. Cornell, 8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA


Regional Semifinals At Houston Friday Saint Mary’s, Calif. vs. Baylor, 6:27 p.m. Duke vs. Purdue, 8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA


Regional Semifinals At St. Louis Friday Ohio State vs. Tennessee, 6:07 p.m. Northern Iowa vs. Michigan State, 8:37 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA


Regional Semifinals At Salt Lake City Thursday Syracuse vs. Butler, 6:07 p.m. Kansas State vs. Xavier, 8:37 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA

National Invitation Tournament First Round

March 16 Connecticut 59, Northeastern 57 N.C. State 58, South Florida 57 UAB 65, Coastal Carolina 49 Texas Tech 87, Seton Hall 69 North Carolina 80, William & Mary 72 Mississippi State 81, Jackson State 67 Jacksonville 67, Arizona State 66 March 17 Kent State 75, Tulsa 74 Dayton 63, Illinois State 42 Cincinnati 76, Weber State 62 Virginia Tech 81, Quinnipiac 61 Rhode Island 76, Northwestern 64

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Ole Miss 84, Troy 65 Nevada 74, Wichita State 70 Illinois 76, Stony Brook 66 Memphis 73, St. John’s 71

Central Division

GP Chicago...........71 Nashville..........73 Detroit..............72 St. Louis..........72 Columbus........72

Second Round

March 19 Ole Miss 90, Memphis 81 March 20 North Carolina 76, Mississippi State 74 Texas Tech 69, Jacksonville 64 UAB 72, N.C. State 52 Monday’s Games Rhode Island 85, Nevada 83 Virginia Tech 65, Connecticut 63 Illinois 75, Kent State 58 Dayton 81, Cincinnati 66

Today’s Games

North Carolina (18-16) vs. UAB (25-8), 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Virginia Tech (25-8) vs. Rhode Island (25-9), 6 p.m. Illinois (21-14) vs. Dayton (22-12), 8 p.m.


March 30 At Madison Square Garden New York First Game, 6 p.m. Second Game, 8:30 p.m.


April 1 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament DAYTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday St. John’s 65, Princeton 47 Florida State 75, Louisiana Tech 61 Sunday Ohio State 93, St. Francis, Pa. 59 Mississippi State 68, Middle Tennessee 64 Connecticut 95, Southern U. 39 Temple 65, James Madison 53 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Virginia 67 Iowa State 79, Lehigh 42 Second Round Monday Florida State 66, St. John’s 65, OT Today Connecticut vs. Temple, 6:06 p.m. Ohio State vs. Mississippi State, 6:11 p.m. Wisconsin-Green Bay vs. Iowa State, 8:40 p.m.


L 22 30 30 27 34

OT 10 5 7 12 12

Pts 88 81 79 76 64

Southeast Division

GP y-Washington...72 Atlanta.............72 Florida..............71 Carolina...........72 Tampa Bay......72

W 48 32 29 30 28

L 14 29 31 34 32

OT 10 11 11 8 12

Pts 106 75 69 68 68

GP Phoenix............73 San Jose.........72 Los Angeles....71 Anaheim..........71 Dallas...............72 NOTE: Two points time loss. y-clinched division

W L 46 22 43 19 42 24 34 29 31 27 for a win,

OT 5 10 5 8 14 one

GA 187 194 181 211 248

Pts GF GA 97 201 179 96 232 192 89 211 188 76 203 217 76 208 230 point for over-

Monday’s Games Detroit 3, Pittsburgh 1 Ottawa 2, Montreal 0 Los Angeles 4, Colorado 3, OT Today’s Games Florida at Toronto, 6 p.m. Columbus at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 7 p.m. San Jose at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 6 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through March 21 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 28 — Goody’s 500, Ridgeway, Va. x-non-points race



W 39 38 36 32 26

GF 236 216 184 198 184

Through March 20 1. Carl Edwards................................................ 2. Brad Keselowski........................................... 3. Justin Allgaier............................................... 4. Kyle Busch.................................................... 5. Kevin Harvick................................................ 6. Greg Biffle..................................................... 7. Paul Menard................................................. 8. Steve Wallace............................................... 9. Mike Wallace................................................ 10. Brian Vickers...............................................

First Round Saturday Michigan State 72, Bowling Green 62 Kentucky 83, Liberty 77 Sunday Vermont 64, Wisconsin 55 Notre Dame 86, Cleveland State 58 Nebraska 83, Northern Iowa 44 UCLA 74, N.C. State 54 Arkansas-Little Rock 63, Georgia Tech 53 Oklahoma 68, South Dakota State 57 Second Round Monday Kentucky 70, Michigan State 52 Today Vermont vs. Notre Dame, 6:16 p.m. Nebraska vs. UCLA, 8:35 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock vs. Oklahoma, 8:45 p.m.

Northeast Division

Pts 92 87 81 76 53

774 773 760 750 685 677 677 621 614 606 603 601 585 584

Nationwide Series points leaders


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

OT 4 7 9 6 7

Through March 20 Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300 (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts 300 (Justin Allgaier) April 3 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 9 — Bashas’ 200, Avondale, Ariz. April 17 — O’Reilly 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 24 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. June 12 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky.

First Round Saturday Texas A&M 84, Portland State 53 Gonzaga 82, North Carolina 76 Oklahoma State 70, Chattanooga 63 Georgia 64, Tulane 59 Iowa 70, Rutgers 63 Stanford 79, UC Riverside 47 Sunday Vanderbilt 83, DePaul 76, OT Xavier 94, ETSU 82 Second Round Monday Stanford 96, Iowa 67 Georgia 74, Oklahoma State 71, OT Gonzaga 72, Texas A&M 71 Today Vanderbilt vs. Xavier, 6:06 p.m.

Pts 90 88 79 71 68

L 24 25 27 31 42

GA 179 203 193 199 229

Nationwide Series Schedule


OT 6 4 5 9 10

W 44 40 36 35 23

GF 234 206 196 196 187

Through March 21 1. Kevin Harvick................................................. 2. Matt Kenseth................................................. 3. Jimmie Johnson............................................ 4. Greg Biffle..................................................... 5. Tony Stewart................................................. 6. Kurt Busch.................................................... 6. Jeff Burton.................................................... 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr......................................... 9. Paul Menard................................................. 10. Kyle Busch.................................................. 11. Jeff Gordon................................................. 12. Clint Bowyer................................................ 13. Carl Edwards.............................................. 14. Brian Vickers............................................... ———

First Round Saturday LSU 60, Hartford 39 Duke 72, Hampton 37 Tennessee 75, Austin Peay 42 Dayton 67, TCU 66 Georgetown 62, Marist 42 Baylor 69, Fresno State 55 Sunday San Diego State 74, Texas 63 West Virginia 58, Lamar 43 Second Round Monday Tennessee 92, Dayton 64 Duke 60, LSU 52 Baylor 49, Georgetown 33 Today San Diego State vs. West Virginia, 8:40 p.m.

L 25 25 30 32 33

Pts 97 89 85 77 70

Sprint Cup points standings


W 42 42 37 31 29

OT 7 5 13 9 12

Pacific Division

Texas Tech (19-15) vs. Ole Miss (23-10), 6 p.m.

Atlantic Division

L 19 26 23 29 31

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......72 Colorado..........72 Calgary............72 Minnesota........72 Edmonton........72


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

W 45 42 36 34 29

GF 225 189 212 186 189

GA 208 169 199 197 222

GF 200 196 196 176 192

GA 180 212 200 181 238

GF 283 218 186 201 188

GA 203 230 209 226 225

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

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Gonzaga gets revenge vs. A&M


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7-of-9 shots in 27 energetic minutes as the Wildcats cruised into the round of 16 for the first time since 2005. “Really I just tried to play aggressive like coach has been telling me,” Miller said. And telling him. And telling him. On a team full of budding stars like freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, Miller has done his best to try and blend in. He’s done it so well at times it’s almost like he’s disappeared. Calipari has started Miller in 30 of Kentucky’s 36 games because Miller’s lean 6-foot-7 frame makes him effective on defense while his improved outside shot can make opponents pay for focusing on backcourt mates Wall and Eric Bledsoe. Trouble is, Miller doesn’t shoot enough. It’s a strange problem for a player named Kentucky’s Mr. Basketball over current Tennessee star Scotty Hopson two years. Miller played sporadically

Twenty minutes in December made Gonzaga fearless in March. No one more so than Vivian Frieson. And because of Frieson, the Bulldogs are headed to the regional semifinals and Texas A&M is going home ending the Aggies dream of a Final Four trip three hours from campus. Gonzaga’s do-everything senior scored 23 points, including the go-ahead 12-footer with 17 seconds left, to lead seventh-seeded Gonzaga to a 72-71 upset win over second-seeded Texas A&M on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament. That little Jesuit school from Spokane is making tournament noise again. But move over guys, it’s the ladies turn now. “It means the world to me. Me and Heather (Bowman) have been a part of a lot of firsts here at this university,” said Frieson, who added nine rebounds, five assists and four blocks. “It felt great to go to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 2007. It felt great to win our first game last year against Xavier and it feels even better to go to the Sweet 16.” Gonzaga won its 20th straight, its last loss coming to the same Aggies three months ago in Las Vegas. And it was in that 80-76 loss to Texas A&M (26-8) where the Bulldogs (29-4) first believed they could play on the same floor with such a talented team. The Bulldogs reward is the first regional semifinals berth in school history, with either Vanderbilt or Xavier waiting for them Saturday in Sacramento. “It’s a shame one of us had to go home because I think you’ve got two basketball teams that could go on and be great in the regional,” Texas

ing Baylor to a victory over Georgetown. Griner broke the mark Pauline Jordan of UNLV set against Colorado in 1989 to help Baylor (25-9) advanced to play top-seeded Tennessee (32-2) in Saturday’s Memphis Regional semifinal. Georgetown (26-7) missed its first 14 shots and had no answer offensively when Griner was in the game.

Kentucky 70, Mich. St. 52 Victoria Dunlap scored 21 points to lead fourth-seeded Kentucky into the regional semifinals for the first time in 28 years with a victory over Michigan State. The Wildcats (27-7) moved on behind a dominant second half and a suffocating defense that held the Spartans (23-10) to 35 percent shooting while forcing 18 turnovers. The associated press

LSU’s Allison Hightower is pressured by Duke’s Jasmine Thomas during the first half Monday.

women’s basketball A&M coach Gary Blair said. “By far this is the hardest second-round game that we’ve had to play since I’ve been in the NCAAs.”

Tennessee 92, Dayton 64 Alicia Manning scored a career-high 17 points and had 10 rebounds to help No. 1-seeded Tennessee beat eighth-seeded Dayton 92-64 in the second round of the NCAA women’s tournament on Monday night. Tennessee (32-2) will make its 28th appearance in the regional semifinals, this time playing 350 miles from home in Memphis. Dayton (25-8) was tasked

with playing it’s second alltime NCAA tournament game in front of about 10,000 orangeclad fans.

Duke 60, LSU 52 Jasmine Thomas scored 15 points to help Duke pull away late and beat LSU. Bridgette Mitchell scored 12 points for the Blue Devils (295), who went ahead to stay on Thomas’ layup with 3 1/2 minutes left. The typically surehanded Tigers (21-10) matched a season high with 22 turnovers and had one field goal in the final 4 minutes.

Baylor 49, Georgetown 33 Brittney Griner blocked an NCAA Tournament record 14 shots in a horrid offensive game for both teams, lead-

Florida State 66, St. John’s 65, OT Jacinta Monroe scored Florida State’s final four points of regulation to spark a last-ditch rally, then scored the game winner with 28.9 seconds left as the Seminoles beat St. John’s in a game featuring 19 ties and 19 lead changes. Monroe scored a game-high 16 points for Florida State (285), which got 15 from Alysha Harvin and 10 each from Chasity Clayton and Alexa Deluzio.

Stanford 96, Iowa 67 Rosalyn Gold-Onwude hit a career-high seven 3-pointers on the way to a career-best 26 points and Stanford shot a sizzling 68.8 percent in the first half to roll past Iowa. Gold-Onwude knew this game was going to be about the guards and 3-point shooting — and boy did she come to play.

Wade keeps the Heat streak going By The Associated Press

rebounds to lead Chicago over Houston. Flip Murray added 18 points and Kirk Hinrich scored 17 for the Bulls, who won back-toback games after losing a season-high 10 in a row.

Dwyane Wade had 27 points and 12 assists, and the Miami Heat continued their good play in March with a 99-89 victory over the free-falling New Jersey Nets on Monday night. Jermaine O’Neal added 25 points as the Heat improved to 8-3 in the month that has seen them climb to sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Michael Beasley added 16 and Carlos Arroyo 12. Brook Lopez had 26 points, but the Nets (7-63) lost their eighth straight as they possibly head toward the worst record in NBA history. New Jersey has to win two of its final 12 to avoid breaking the Philadelphia 76ers’ mark for futility (9-73), set in 1972-73. The Nets played without interim coach Kiki Vandeweghe, whose mother is gravely ill in California. Assistant John Loyer replaced him.

Jazz 110, Celtics 97 Mehmet Okur scored all of his 14 points in the second half and pulled down 15 rebounds, Deron Williams added 22 points and 11 assists, and Utah ended Boston’s four-game winning streak.

Magic 109, 76ers 93 Rashard Lewis scored 24 points, Dwight Howard added 23 points and 15 rebounds, and Orlando notched its third straight 50-win season. Vince Carter contributed 17 points and Matt Barnes had

Bucks 98, Hawks 95 John Salmons scored 32 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 21.8 seconds remaining, to lead Milwaukee to a come-from-behind victory over Atlanta.

Raptors 106, T-Wolves 100 Chris Bosh had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help sluggish Toronto hand Minnesota its 13th straight loss. Andrea Bargnani had 19 points and seven rebounds for the Raptors.

Grizzlies 102, Kings 85 The associated press

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, goes up with a shot as New Jersey Nets’ Brook Lopez defends Monday. Wade led all scorers with 27 points as the Heat defeated the Nets 99-89.

nba 14 for the Southeast Divisionleading Magic (50-21), who won 50 games in three straight seasons for the first time since 1993-96.

Spurs 99, Thunder 96 George Hill scored a careerhigh 27 points, and San Antonio overcame Kevin Durant’s 45 to beat Oklahoma City and

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forge a tie between the teams for sixth place in the Western Conference standings. Serge Ibaka swatted away Tim Duncan’s layup try to give the Thunder a chance with 8.8 seconds left, but Thabo Sefolosha missed a 3-pointer from the left wing with 5 seconds remaining

Bulls 98, Rockets 88

Zach Randolph had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and Memphis used the streaky shooting of O.J. Mayo in the fourth quarter to beat Sacramento. Mayo had 20 points and Rudy Gay 17. Mike Conley scored 12 points and Hasheem Thabeet added 10 for the Grizzlies, who outscored the Kings 51-33 in the second half.

Continued from Page B1. as a freshman under Billy Gillispie last season, trying like the rest of his teammates to find a way to fit into Gillispie’s seemingly everchanging system. Miller was one of six players to survive Calipari’s roster purge after he replaced Gillispie last spring, in part because Calipari felt Miller could thrive in the dribble-drive offense. A slasher during his days at Mason County High in northeastern Kentucky, Miller seemed like prototypical Calipari player. “His ability to pass, shoot and drive the ball to the basket is perfect for this offense,” Calipari said in the fall. Miller spent the summer helping the United States’ Under-19 team win a world championship, and Calipari hoped the confidence Miller gleaned while playing alongside some of the top young players on the planet would help him establish his own identity.

Return Continued from Page B1. nets reserve this season. Jason Terry scored 24 for Dallas, which squandered a 16-point, first-quarter lead. “We got up (16) points and then basically called it quits,” said Shawn Marion, who scored 14 points. “We just took it on the chin. We stopped everything we were doing. We got relaxed and they got aggressive and started getting comfortable and making shots.” After shooting only 32 percent in the first quarter (7-of22), the Hornets went 38-of-61 (62 percent) from the field during the rest of the game. The Hornets led 60-45 when Thornton’s 3 capped their pivotal surge just more than a minute into the third quarter. The closest Dallas got after that was when Terry hit a 3 to make it 73-66 with 3:06 to go in the period. Peterson responded with a 3, and soon after, West hit a couple of jumpers and had a steal to set up Collison’s fast-

break dunk to put the Hornets up 82-70 heading into the fourth quarter. Darius Songaila opened the final period with a jumper from the top of the key and Paul scored his first points on a baseline fade with 11:05 remaining in the game. Paul later added three 3-pointers as the Hornets built a lead as large as 21. Dallas shot 52 percent (42 of 81), but was hurt by porous defense and 20 turnovers, which the Hornets converted into 35 points. Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points for the Mavericks, while Caron Butler scored 12. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said his players “clearly have a focus problem that we must look at and fix before the postseason.” Paul’s return energized the crowd during pregame introductions, but the Hornets struggled early.

McLouth Continued from Page B1. didn’t hit as well as expected after being acquired from Pittsburgh in early June, but that was blamed on hamstring problems that forced him to miss time and a bout with blurred vision. Now his legs are 100 percent and his vision is improved with contacts. The only thing wrong with the former National League AllStar is his spring batting average. The Braves have Melky Cabrera, acquired from the Yankees in the deal for Javier Vazquez, available for center

field, but remain committed to McLouth. “He’s just pressing a little bit,” manager Bobby Cox said. “That’s why giving him some extra at-bats in a minor league game was good.” “When you’re preparing or a season, you want to feel comfortable and make progress toward opening day,” McLouth said. “I’m not going to stop working ... until I’m ready.”

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Hunted” — Aided by the FBI, a retired combat-trainer, Tommy Lee Jones, searches for a former student, Benicio Del Toro, who is killing civilians in Oregon./7 on Sleuth n SPORTS College basketball — Ole Miss tries to punch its ticket to New York City when it hosts Texas Tech in an NIT quarterfinal./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Parenthood” — Adam and Tommy Lee Jones Kristina try to investigate Haddie’s secret relationship; Jabbar has an accident under Crosby’s watch./9 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Marty Allen, comedian, 88; Ric Ocasek, singer-producer, 61; Chaka Khan, singer, 57; Amanda Plummer, actress, 53; Michelle Monaghan, actress, 34; Keri Russell, actress, 34; Paul Martin, country singer, 32. n DEATH Cherie DeCastro — The last surviving member of the DeCastro Sisters singing trio has died in Las Vegas. She was 87. Publicist and former manager Alan Eichler said Monday that DeCastro died March 14 of pneumonia at Valley Hospital Medical Center in Las Vegas. Peggy, Cherie and Babette DeCastro were patterned as a Cuban version of the Andrews Sisters. In 1947, they sang “Babalu” during the first telecast of KTLA in Los Angeles, and had their biggest hit, “Teach Me Tonight” in 1954.


Springer to host dating game show Jerry Springer is reinventing himself again, this time as host of a dating game series. “Baggage” will debut next month on the Game Show Network. It gives three contestants the chance to win the eye of a prospective date. The hitch: The contestants have to reveal their faults and foibles. GSN said today that the players will carry suitJerry cases onstage to represent the baggage they’ll Springer confess to and defend. Among the planned suitors: a shoplifter, a woman who gets advice from psychics and a control freak. The half-hour show debuts April 19. It will be shown Monday through Friday.

Affleck launches aid group for Congo Ben Affleck launched a new initiative Monday to raise money and awareness of atrocities committed against women and children during years of conflict in eastern Congo, Affleck told The Associated Press. The American actor and director spent five days in the country last week, where he met with former child sex slaves and prisoners convicted of rape in the hope of gaining a better Ben Affleck understanding of Congo’s troubles. The new foundation — the Eastern Congo Initiative — will support community-based, Congolese groups, said Affleck on the heels of his fifth trip to the country. “It was folks in these communities that were addressing the humanitarian crisis who were doing the most, in my view, to solve it, because they understood the community, because they understood the problem, they were the most dedicated and the most committed because it was their lives,” Affleck told AP over the weekend at Nairobi’s international airport. “Naturally they were best equipped to solve it. Their impediment was they didn’t have the means, the funding,” he said. The new initiative is funded in part by founding member Howard G. Buffett, son of investor Warren Buffet, to whom Affleck pitched his vision of a new aid group by describing eastern Congo’s dire situation. “I want you to know that 3.5 million people have died over the last 12 years. I want you to know about the women who are being raped, about the child soldiers ... about the kids I just met who have HIV,” Affleck said he told Buffet. “I kind of bored him for two hours and basically twisted his arm.”


Shoplifters get jail after bragging on TV A Southern California couple who bragged on the “Dr. Phil” show about making $100,000 by selling shoplifted toys on eBay was sentenced Monday to federal prison. U.S. District Court Judge Irma Gonzalez sentenced Matthew Eaton, 34, of San Marcos to 27 months in prison, while his wife, Laura Eaton, 27, was sentenced to a year. Both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport stolen property across state lines. Matthew Eaton told the judge he regretted going on “Dr. Phil.” “I hurt myself. I hurt my family,” he said. “I was shoplifting. I don’t deny that at all.” The couple was under investigation for shoplifting before the “Dr. Phil” appearance, but detectives did not suspect them of being large-scale thieves until they appeared on the show. The show also showed a video of the couple’s three small children accompanying them on a three-day shoplifting binge. The Eatons were arrested last September, nearly a year after they appeared on the show and claimed they made as much as $3,500 a week by selling stolen goods. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicole Acton Jones said the Eatons stole hundreds of boxes of Lego toys. Laura Eaton used the three children as a distraction, while her husband stole the items, the prosecutor said.

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Dachshund mix stranded by Ike finds home ruStoN, La. (AP) — The longhaired dachshund mix was a survivor, living on the streets of Ruston for years while evading attempts to bring him in. Now he has a new home and bright future, thanks to a few good Samaritans. He’s now called Ike after the September 2008 hurricane that struck southwestern Louisiana and southeast Texas, sending many fleeing the storm to seek refuge in north Louisiana. For years he was almost an urban legend around Ruston, the suspected storm survivor often seen in the grass along I-20, scavenging for food or maybe even a helping hand. A Sexton Animal Clinic employee who previously worked for Ruston Animal Control said officials had tried to catch the dog in the past, but he ignored traps and ran from anyone who even appeared to be trying to catch him. But good and bad luck finally caught up to Ike, injuring him but setting him up with a brighter future. He was hit by a car. “I had never really heard about him until a friend saw him along I-20, stopped, picked him up and then brought him to the office,” Ruston veterinarian Patrick Sexton said. “From

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Ike the dog and Richard Doane what I’ve been told, they think he’s been running around town since Hurricane Ike. They think he came in with someone fleeing the storm and somehow got separated and has been here ever since.” Veterinarian assistant Erin Lasyone said the shy dog quickly showed all he needed was a little love. “He doesn’t bark or make a lot of noise,” Lasyone said. “He just kind of sits back and takes in everything going on around him. Some people called him ‘Katrina’ because of that storm. But the more people we talked to, and judging his age by his teeth, we realized that it was probably during Hurricane Ike

that we think he first showed up. “Then we called him ‘Tiny Tim’ because he limped. But now he’s found a good home, and his name is ‘Ike.”’ Lasyone said the accident displaced the dog’s hip. That injury required surgery, which took place March 10. That afternoon a still-groggy Ike was alert enough to greet visitors and move around a little. “When a hip is dislocated like that, it needs to be popped back in place,” Lasyone said. “But it had been too long since the injury, so the doctor had to go in and cut the ball joint of the hip off of the bone and then pin it to the socket and

the bone back to the ball joint. It probably sounds worse than it really is, and the dog will still have plenty of movement in the hip.” Sexton said he didn’t think twice about doing free work for the dog his friend brought in. “He’s such a laid-back, great little guy,” Sexton said. Ike’s new home will be with City of Ruston employee Pat Doane and her husband, Richard. “I’ve noticed the dog sitting on I-20 for years,” Doane said. “He’d just sit and watch, like he’s a hunting dog waiting for his owner’s truck to come by. I had called Animal Control about him and knew about him, so when an Animal Control employee came by our office last week, he told me what had happened and that the dog was at the Sexton Clinic.” Doane said she thought about the dog for a couple of days and “couldn’t stand it any longer, so I went and checked on him.” Another visit, this time with her husband, sealed the deal. “We’ve never had a dog before,” Doane said. “But we talked it over for about four hours and realized that we really want to give him a good home.

Witness: Jackson doctor interrupted CPR LoS ANGELES (AP) — As Michael Jackson lay dying in his bedroom in a rented mansion, his doctor stopped CPR on him and delayed calling paramedics so he could collect drug vials at the scene, according to an employee of the pop star who called 911. Alberto Alvarez, who worked as Jackson’s logistics director, told investigators that after receiving a distress call from another worker June 25, he rushed up the stairs of Jackson’s home and entered a bedroom to find the singer lying on a bed with his arms outstretched and his eyes and mouth open. At his side, Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was administering CPR with one hand. “Alberto, Alberto, come quickly,” Murray said, according to a statement obtained by The Associated Press. “He had a reaction, he had a bad reaction.” Two of the star’s children, Prince and Paris, came in the room and cried as they saw Murray trying to save their father. They were quickly ushered away. The account and other statements obtained by the AP depict a grisly scene in Jackson’s room in the final minutes before paramedics arrived. Jackson’s death at age 50 was ruled a homicide caused by an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and other sedatives. The possibility that Murray may have tried to hide evi-


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dence is likely to be a focus as prosecutors move ahead with their involuntary manslaughter case against him. Alvarez told police he arrived at Jackson’s home around 10:20 a.m. He was awaiting instructions for the day in a security trailer outside Jackson’s rented mansion when, at 12:17 p.m., his phone rang. It was Jackson’s personal assistant Michael Amir Williams, who said Jackson was in trouble. Alvarez said he was “frozen and stunned” when he saw Jackson on the bed. Murray then grabbed a few vials with rubber tops and told Alvarez to put them in a bag, Alvarez told investigators. Alvarez picked up a plastic bag from the floor and Murray put the bottles inside, then Murray told Alvarez to put that plastic bag inside a brown canvas bag, according to the account. Alvarez said Murray then told him to remove an IV bag from a stand and put it in a blue canvas bag. He did, and noticed the bag had a connector with a milky white substance in it. Alvarez didn’t say what happened to the bags,


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Inquisitive high school secretary is playing by rules on absences DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


backed by a physician’s statement, the school will bend over backward to work with him or her, ensuring the student receives the best possible education available. It’s not that I don’t empathize with that young lady, but part of an education is teaching students that in the real world, they have a responsibility to maintain a good attendance record that will precede them into college, the work force and life itself. — Diane S., Spring City, Pa. Dear Diane S.: Thank you for straightening me out. It appears from the mail I have


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: A more adventurous you might emerge in the year ahead, if that’s at all possible, as you’re already pretty daring. Regardless, your boldness will encourage you to explore areas that even you might define as being pretty gutsy. Aries (March 21-April 19) — You might believe you’re right, but unless you express yourself without pushing your view on others, they won’t buy what you’re selling. Voice your strong beliefs with a bit of lightheartedness. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Although you’re gifted with a keen mind, you must be careful not to use it against yourself. Be realistic in your evaluations and keep your emotions out of serious considerations. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — An old obligation you failed to handle because you didn’t like the terms that came with it might rear its ugly head today. Negotiate for better means of expression, ones you can live with. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — One-on-one relationships must be handled with much greater tact than you usually apply if you hope to have a peaceful resolution today with someone who means a lot to you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Unless you know you can first handle your own responsibilities before assuming anybody else’s burdens, you could quickly get in way over your head. Be realistic as to what you can and cannot do. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — There is nothing you like better than getting something for nothing, but don’t resort to gambling just because you think you can make a quick killing. Your chances of doing so are very slim. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — That pressure cooker could be boiling over in your household today if you don’t watch what you’re doing. Once you stir in volatile issues, it will be difficult to keep the temperature down. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Keep your strong opinions to yourself if you know others in the room don’t readily share what you believe. What you say could be unduly antagonistic to them and cause a brouhaha you didn’t expect. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Be careful about doing business with a firm or individual who has what you consider to be a shady reputation, regardless of what terms are being offered. You could be taken. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You might meet with greater opposition against your personal aims or interests today than you’re prepared to handle. Be extra careful not to react with anger to an innocent bystander. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The largest problem with which you might have to contend today could be one of your own making. Try not to stir up needless trouble and end up being your own worst enemy. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Avoid a gathering today that you know could contain several individuals you don’t like. Being in their midst will make you feel uncomfortable to the point of having a miserable time.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’ve been reading your column for five years. I have noticed that when teen girls who are dating older guys write asking for advice, you always tell them to dump the older guy. That’s not always the best answer. I was 15 when I met Larry, who was 21. I looked 18 and so did he, so nobody stared at us when we were together. My mother and stepfather agreed that I could go out with him because I told them that he was 18. When they found out that he was 21, they forbade me to see him anymore, but it was too late. I was already three months pregnant, so when I told my stepfather that we were going to be married on my 16th birthday, he agreed. I am now 20 and my husband is 26. We are more in love now than ever before. Our first child was a handsome baby boy and our second was a beautiful baby girl. My husband is a college graduate and teaches history and helps coach the high-school football team. There is no doubt that we will never be separated “until death do us part.” My husband is a wonderful father and a marvelous husband. I’m so happy that we found each other. Had I written to you when I first started seeing my then-future husband, you would have told me to dump him. Thank goodness I didn’t write to you. If I had, I might now be married to a real loser instead of a great winner. — Nameless, McComb, Miss. Nameless: I’m very happy that you found your perfect mate at a young age, but, yes, had you written asking for advice I would have encouraged you to stop seeing him. Getting pregnant at 15 and married on your 16th birthday is usually a recipe for distress, not happiness. You are the very fortunate exception! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

received from educators and school administrative staff that my answer left something to be desired. Mea culpa. For the benefit of parents and students who may not be aware, I’ll share a few more. Read on: Dear Abby: For your information, many times school secretaries are charged with the unpleasant task of having to contact the truant officer, children’s services and others in law enforcement if a child doesn’t come to school and can’t provide a valid doctor’s excuse. The principal and superintendent do these jobs, but it is up to US to track these kids and make sure they attend school as they are supposed to do. — Bothered in Muncie, Ind. Dear Abby: I’m a school secretary. We are required by law to ask for a doctor’s note when a student has accumulated more than five absences

due to illness. When a student arrives at school more than 30 minutes late, or leaves more than 30 minutes early (three or more times), that student is considered truant. With today’s economic mess we need to know why a student is not in school. In California, schools lose more than $30 a day when a student is not in his or her seat, and that money adds up. So, yes, Abby, it IS “our business” to know a student’s medical history. — Victoria in California Dear Abby: “Sick of It” and her mother should speak to the school social worker. She may qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including an individualized education plan that could cover services such as in-home schooling, extended time on assignments and the ability to leave school with little or no warning. This is called a 504 Plan. — Kathryn

in Newark, Del. Dear Abby: The girl with frequent illness said she plays the clarinet. Has anyone suggested to her that her clarinet could be the culprit? As a band director for more than 30 years, one of the first lessons I go over with beginning or continuing students is to throw away reeds that were used

Calcium citrate not better than carbonate for most Dear Dr. Gott: Is calcium citrate better than calcium carbonate? Dear Reader: For most people, no. Both types of calcium are absorbed similarly by healthy people. Calcium carbonate is more commonly available and is usually less expensive. It is more readily absorbed when taken with food. Calcium citrate is generally more expensive but is often more easily absorbed by those with lower levels of stomach acid. It is readily absorbed by the body with or without food. The supplements also contain different amounts of elemental calcium. Carbonate is 40 percent by weight, and citrate is 21 percent. Calcium absorption decreases as the amount of elemental calcium per dose increases. In order to get the most out of your calcium supplements, you should take several smaller doses. If you are taking 1,000 milligrams per day, for example, try taking 500 milligrams twice a day. Your body will use more of the calcium, thus providing greater benefits. Calcium is also added regularly to certain foods. It is common to find calcium-fortified breads, orange juice, cereals and tofu. Dairy products are naturally high in calcium, so consuming three servings of low-fat milk, cheese or yogurt can provide significant amounts. Calcium supplements are most often recommended for people who have osteoporosis or are at risk for it. It is important to take supplemental vitamin D to aid absorption. Supplements are also important for vegans, strict vegetarians and those with lactose intolerance. Speak with your primarycare physician regarding which treatment is best for you. He or she is your best resource for information regarding your health. If you are simply looking for information, visit the National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements Web site at http://dietary-supplements. Dear Dr. Gott: If a doctor recommends that an elderly person monitors blood pressure a couple of times a week, is there a time of day when it is best to take it? Is it lower in the morning, afternoon or evening? Dear Reader: To get an accurate measure of what your blood pressure is averaging, it is usually best to check in the morning and again at night. Be sure to keep a record of what time you take the readings. It may also be helpful to make a list of physical activities each day and what time they occurred, since exercise, for example, can raise the blood pressure during and immediately following. Salt may also increase blood pressure. If you have a digital blood-

ASK THE DOCTOR pressure monitor, have it calibrated by your physician before use. He or she should also review its usage so you will be able to obtain more accurate readings. I do not recommend finger or wrist monitors, because they are extremely sensitive to temperature and position, and can provide inaccurate readings.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167.

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Dear Abby: I am a high school secretary, and I’m writing about your reply to “Sick of It in Iowa” (Jan. 28), who is upset at the school secretaries for questioning or commenting on her frequent absences. You were right that her medical history is of no concern to the secretary, but her attendance record is very much the business of the secretary. The principal makes the decision regarding when a student is required to bring a doctor’s note with every absence. This procedure is called Persistent Absence, and it means someone has been out of school at least 25 days that school year, or has developed a pattern with his or her absences. School rules are governed by the state. You would be surprised how many parents receive citations and must go to court because of their student’s poor attendance. When a student has a chronic illness,

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 1, 2005, James M. Bell, Sr. and Rose M. Womack, Husband and Wife, as joint tenants executed a certain deed of trust to Ronald Andrew Marion, Jr., 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 1523 at Page 167; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to EverHome Mortgage Company by instrument dated October 5, 2009 and recorded in Book 1502 at Page 168 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, EverHome Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 5, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1502 at Page 169; 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, EverHome Mortgage Company, 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 April 13, 2010 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: ALL OF LOT 47 OF BROADMOOR SUBDIVISION, PART 1, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN BOOK 116 AT PAGE 231 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 17th day of March, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 307 John Allen Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 09-103379DM Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: ESTATE OF WEBBER E. BREWER, DECEASED NO. 2010-031PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS Administratrix's Letters on the Estate of the above decedent having been granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on March 9, 2010, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against the estate of said decedent to have the same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety (90) days from the date of the first publication of this notice; and failure to do so within said period will forever bar all claims. /s/ Carolyn M. Brewer, Administratrix of the Estate of Webber E. Brewer, Deceased Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF WILLIAM H. GERRARD, DECEASED LILLIE FRANCES GERRARD, EXECUTRIX PROBATE NO. 2009-131PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF WILLIAM H. GERRARD NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of William H. Gerrard, deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 12th day of November, 2009, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date hereof. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this, the 5th day of March, 2010. /s/ Lillie Frances Gerrard LILLIE FRANCES GERRARD Publish: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHNNIE LEE HOWARD EDMONIA ROBINSON PETITIONER VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF JOHNNIE LEE HOWARD RESPONDENTS CAUSE NO. 2010-102 GN SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: THE UNKNOW HEIRS-AT-LAW OF JOHNNIE LEE HOWARD, DECEASED, WHOSE POST OFFICE AND STREET ADDRESSES ARE UNKOWN AFTER DILIGENT SEARCH AND INQUIRY The Civil Action referenced above is filed in this Court by Edmonia Robinson on behalf of the estate of Johnnie Lee Howard, Deceased, seeking to declare and recognize Edmonia Robinson, Emma Lee Sellers, deceased, Robert L. Howard Sr., deceased, Moses Leon Howard, Rosie Howard

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Brooks, deceased, Lee Thelma Robinson, deceased, Willie Howard Jr., deceased and Sidney Howard, deceased as the sole heirs-at-law of Johnnie Lee Howard, deceased. Anyone claiming to be an heir at law of Johnnie Lee Howard, deceased, may mail or hand-deliver a written response to the Petition filed in this action to Dot McGee, Warren County Chancery Clerk, Post Office Box 351, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181. You are hereby notified and commanded that to protect any interest or rights you may have, you must physically appear and be present and defend at the Warren County Chancery Courthouse in the Chancery Courtroom, Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 5th day of May, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. before the honorable Vicki Roach Barnes, Chancellor. Should you fail to be present, appear and defend at the aforesaid time and place, you are hereby notified that an Order will be entered granting the relief demanded in the Petition. ISSUED UNDER MY HAND AND OFFICIAL SEAL OF SAID COURT, this the 18th day of March, 2010. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK BY: /S/ Denise Bailey D.C. Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on June 22, 2007, Marvin Reed and Freddy Reed executed a certain deed of trust to Luckett Land Title, Inc., 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 1663 at Page 693; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, by instrument dated February 11, 2010 and recorded in Book 1506 at Page 358 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated February 17, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1506 at Page 359; 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, Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, 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 30, 2010 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: All of Lot 6, Block 4 of the resurvey of Blocks 2 and 7 of the resurvey of Meadowvale Subdivision, according to a map or plat thereof which is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Plat Book 116 at Page 225 thereof, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 2nd day of March, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 210 Easy Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-000031LB Publish: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23(3t)

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VARIAN HUTCHISON, DECEASED RODRICK REED PETITIONER STANLEY NEAL RESPONDENT CAUSED NO. 2009-122PR SUMMONS THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Stanley Neal, 378 Carbon Road, Memphis, TN 38109 And The Unknown Heirs at Law and Statutory Wrongful Death Beneficiaries of Varian Hutchison Deceased You have been made a defendant in this suit filed in this Court by Rodrick Reed, Administrator of the Estate of Varian Hutchison, deceased, to determine the heirs-at-law and statutory wrongful death beneficiaries of Varian Hutchison, deceased. You are summoned to appear and defend against the petition filed against you in this action at 10:30 a.m. on the 21st day of April, 2010, in the Chancery Courtroom of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi before the honorable Vicki Barnes, and in case of your failure to appear and defend, a judgment will be entered against you for the money or other things demanded in the petition. You are not required to file an answer or other pleading but you may do so if you desire. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court this 9th day of March, 2010. /s/ Denise Bailey DC DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t) BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Charlie Hunt, Jr. Parcel # 0953 21 0621 002000 1452 Oak Vista Drive 2316 Grove Street, PPIN 20811 Dallas, TX 75232 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on April 05, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the March 19, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 3/23, 3/29(2t) BEFORE THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG. MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Name & Address Property Description TO: Jesse Belle Williams Norfort Parcel# 094C 13 001008002300 812 Walnut Street 812 Walnut Street, PPIN 19062 Vicksburg, MS 39183 Vicksburg, MS 39180 You are hereby notified that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, will conduct a public hearing at their regular meeting on April 09, 2010 at 10:00a.m. on the state of your property described above, situated within the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, to determine if such condition is a hazard and/or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and to order such cleaning of the above mentioned property as may be necessary to remove said property as a hazard or menace to the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, this the March 19, 2010. Victor Gray-Lewis Director Building & Inspections Publish: 3/23, 3/29(2t)

ADVERTISEMENT Notice is hereby given that sealed bids on the following will be received until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 20, 2010 in the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, MS 39096: Laboratory Renovation Alcorn State University Labs 223 & 226 - Center For Ecology and Natural Resources Laboratory - Casework, Epoxy Resin Counter Tops, Fume Hoods, Fixtures, Vacuum Pump, Compressed Air Pump, Manifolds and All Final Connections. Specifications may be obtained from the Office of the Purchasing Agent, Mertha V. George (601)877-6154. Alcorn State University reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive informalities. Publish: 3/23, 3/30(2t)

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601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

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07. Help Wanted â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

CNAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 7-3/3-11 shifts

Licensed Beautician Part Time

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

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


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

Apply in Person at:

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

EOE CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information. FULL TIME LAWN maintenance workers. State immediately! Experience preferred. Monday- Friday (unless it rains). Mail resumes to: P.O. Box 822071, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or call 601-636-5957, leave message.


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " NEW DAYCARE FACILITY is looking for a qualified Director. Bachelors Degree preferred, but not required. A High School diploma or GED is required, along with (4) years of verifiable experience working in a licensed childcare facility. Call 601-636-8063, leave message. Send resumes to: Dept 3717 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 OUTREACH COORDINATOR in the Vicksburg area, full time. Master's degree in Social Services required. Mental health experience preferred. Crisis experience a plus. Some traveling required. Send resumes to: Brentwood Behavioral HealthCare of MS. Fax to: 601-936-7864 or email to: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Must be certified in Louisiana. Great pay and benefit package. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 672, Tallulah, LA 71284. PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC REGISTERED Labrador Retrievers for sale! Born February 18th, will be ready for new home on April 1st. (4) Chocolate males, (1) Black male and female. $250 each. Call 318-282-2156 if interested. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

3216 Washington Large shipment of designer handbags & wallets.Children & adult name brand shoes. Brenda Love. BABY CHICKS hatched March 21st, and older. $1.50 each. Looking for Hen Turkeys. 318-552-3314. BI-FOLD ATV RAMP, $50. 7x13 feet dog pen, $100. Schwinn 203 Recumbent exercise bike. Hardly used, $300. 601-636-4677 Coin operated pool table. $700 or best offer. 601-4156228. CRAFTSMAN 38 INCH cut riding mower, $350. Air rifle, $40. 601-529-2193. CRAFTSMAN TILLER. 17 inch till, 7 horse power. Like new. 601-636-6848 or 601-397-1679.



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Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

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

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17. Wanted To Buy WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.


FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FOR SALE! Blueberry plants. $5 each. Fruit trees. $9 each. 601-529-5150. FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429. NEW GENERATORS


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18. Miscellaneous For Sale PRICED TO SELL. Kubota Compact Tractor L2800, 29 horse power, only 24 hours, front loader, bush hog and box blade. $14,000. Scag Turf Tiger, 23 horse power, Kohler engine, 52 inch deck, 430 hours, many extras. $5000. Call 601-831-5043.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;? Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

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

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

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

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

22. Musical Instruments PIANO TUNING $68 Back in town briefly (Jackson tuners charge $125-$145) Repairs since 1972. Former full-time University tuner. Stewart Speers 601-529-7557

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6413

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Selling anything from cars to houses and everything in between. Call our Classifieds department at 601-636-SELL (7355) today for more information.

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



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

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

1998 Belmont. 16X80 will sell and set-up as is for $13,900. Needs carpet and minor repairs. Call Darren, 228-669-3505. 2001 28x80. 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, new carpet and linoleum, formal dining, fireplace, huge walk-ins, big tube, large bedrooms, setup with air. $39,900. Call Darren, 228-669-3505. 2005 16x80, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Laundry room/ pantry. Call for details. $18,500. 601-636-7661. 32X80. 1998 PALM Harbor, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, huge rooms, new appliances, set-up with air conditioning. $39,900. Call Darren, 228-669-3505. HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 1998 28x76, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, den with fireplace, kitchen island. $15,000. Call John, 601672-5146.

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AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Quality work. Exterior/interior: Pressure washing. 20 years experience. 601-2180263.

3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. New carpet, paint, washer/ dryer hookups. $525- $550. 601-631-0805.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

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

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

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

D&D Tree Cutting, Trimming & Lawn Care For Free Estimates, call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

33. Commercial Property

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

BUILDINGS FOR SALE! Located in Fayette, MS. Please call 601-786-3943, ask for James Shannon. Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments! • Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180



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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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


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

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

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


Move-In Special

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

28. Furnished Apartments EXECUTIVE BEDROOM SUITE. Fully furnished, kitchen, washer / dryer, covered garage, alarm system, maid service, all utilities furnished. $600 monthly. Call 601-618-0264 NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

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


FAMILY ATMOSPHERE Newly remodeled 2 and 3 bedrooms. Paid cable, water and trash.Washer, dryer and microwave included. $0 deposit. Call 601-415-8735 or 601-638-5587 CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

Big River Realty

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

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549


Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.


DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065



225 Falcon Ridge


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

601-636-0502 Eagle Lake 16665 Hwy 465 3/2, large lot, metal roof, waterfront, updated, $165,000

600 Blossom Lane

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

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

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

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

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

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $20,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855.

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

2008 TOYOTA AVALON Limited. 25,000 miles, Pearl white. $26,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-6362855.

2000 VOLVO S-40. $6,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2002 FORD TAURUS SES. Estate Sale! Always garaged with only 23,331 miles. Show room condition and leather interior. $6,300 or best offer. 601-831-1955.

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

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

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

Broker, GRI

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



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2009 HONDA FIT. Good condition. $13,500. Call 601-868-1240

2006 FORD TAURUS. 35,000 miles. $9,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855.

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

24. Business Services

Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

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


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


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2150 South Frontage Road

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McMillin Real Estate

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


34. Houses For Sale

1911 Mission 66



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

34. Houses For Sale

1803 Clay Street

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. GOODWIN FLOOR FINISHING. Install, sand, refinish hardwood floors, 98 percent dust free, commercial equipment used. Free estimates. 601-636-4128, 601529-1457.

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


• 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid No Utility Deposit Required

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

✦ From $455.00 ✦ Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 NOW LEASING! 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms. Magnolia Commons of Vicksburg, off Highway 61 South. 601-619-6821. TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Refrigerator and stove furnished. $200 deposit. Call 601-634-8290

30. Houses For Rent 1622 SOUTH STREET. 3 bed, 2 full bath, big living room, dining and kitchen area, washroom, newly remodeled, section 8 welcomed. Call 601-795-5065, 601-529-3286. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS, Warrenton area. Available April 1st. Deposit, references and application required. Call 601-636-8889

3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,100 and Up! • 721 National. 732-768-5743. 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, nice 2 story home. 109 Colonial Drive. $1400 monthly. Call 601-831-4505. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

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



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

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Barnes Glass


Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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



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



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


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

We accept VISA

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

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

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


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

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


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

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

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


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

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

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


The Vicksburg Post

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

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

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


M.S.R.P. -






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

2010 Buick Lucerne –










2010 Buick Enclave 2010 Buick Enclave –

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

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







1.9% APR In Lieu of Rebates!

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

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


March 23, 2010

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