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Former police chief dies in wreck By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com

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Veteran law enforcement officer and former Vicksburg Police Chief Jimmy Brooks was killed early this morning while riding a motorcycle in Madison. He was 60. A motorcycle policeman for the city of Madison, Brooks reportedly was on his way to work at about 6:45 on his personal bike when it collided with a backhoe on U.S. 51 at Hoy Road, Ridgeland police said. Madison County Coroner Alex Breeland said he pronounced Brooks dead at Uni-

versity Medical Center at 7:46 a.m. Officials with the Madison Police Department were Jimmy expected to Brooks make a statement about the accident later today. “Jimmy had been a good friend of mine all of my life,” said Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart, who was hired in 1989 while Brooks was chief. “He was always happy and smiling. You could

come to him for anything when he was chief. He was well-liked.” Brooks was a graduate of St. Aloysius High School who studied criminal justice at Hinds Junior College and went to work as a patrolman at the Vicksburg Police Department in 1971. He worked his way up to the rank of captain in the traffic division and assistant chief before being named chief during the first Robert Walker administration, in 1989. He retired in February 1992 and was replaced by See Brooks, Page A7.

Legend Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 in Los Angeles By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Elizabeth Taylor, the violet-eyed film goddess whose sultry screen persona, stormy personal life and enduring fame and glamour made her one of the last of the old-fashioned movie stars and a template for the modern celebrity, died this morning at age 79. She was surrounded by her four children when she died of congestive heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she

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41.6 feet Rose: 0.2 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

1775: Patrick Henry delivers an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to Patrick have Henry declared, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” 1806: Explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, head back east. 1919: Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement in Milan, Italy. 1981: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that states can require, with exceptions, parental notification when teens seek abortions.

had been hospitalized for about six weeks, said publicist Sally Morrison. “My Elizabeth mother Taylor was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love,” her son, Michael Wilding, said in a

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, passing through Vicksburg Tuesday after leaving Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, line up for chow at order boards at Sonic Drive-In on Halls Ferry before returning to five charter buses taking them back to Oklahoma. About 350 soldiers stopped in after two weeks at Camp Shelby, said Cpt. Brandon Kimbrel. They will return to Mississippi and Louisiana for more training before the summer when they begin their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

Vicksburg’s weather forecast is slightly wetter, but it won’t change the Mississippi River forecast, according to the National Weather Service. Rain chances over the weekend should produce “a half inch or less here,” said Marty Pope, senior service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, stressing the 43-foot crest predicted for Tuesday is solid despite a 50 percent chance of showers locally Sunday night and about an inch near Arkansas City. The rain “is not enough to take it up.” The river stage was 41.6 feet this morning, up twotenths of a foot. If the crest holds, it would be the third official river flood in Vicksburg in four years. Drain valves remain shut at three locations on the city’s floodwall. Additional closures to prevent water from the Yazoo Diversion Canal from seeping under the wall aren’t planned by the city Sewer Department unless current crest predictions are changed. Northwest of the city, Chickasaw, Long Lake, Laney Camp and Ziegler roads were closed due to high water. Backwater See River, Page A7.

Legislature down to wire on writing budget Barbour tells Nevada GOP Obama ‘dithered’ on Libya

Democrats slam governor’s frequent travels

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By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Top Democrats in the Mississippi House said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Haley Barbour is making the budget process more difficult with his frequent out-of-state travels as he mulls a possible run for the White House. But the Senate Appropriations chairman, Republican

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Gov. Haley Barbour speaks with reporters after meeting with Nevada Republicans in Carson City Tuesday. Doug Davis of Southaven, said Barbour is often available by phone. Legislators face a Saturday

deadline to agree on details of a $5.5 billion budget for See Budget, Page A7.

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday the Obama administration was slow to take action to stem violence in Libya, but the possible presidential contender Tuesday offered no opinion on what he thought the appropriate U.S. response should have been. “The administration dithered a long time before making a decision,” Barbour

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Special Olympics participants Tonya Woods and Eddie Gilmore throw softballs during a Special Olympics field day at Vicksburg High School Tuesday. The event was put on by the

Mississippi Special Olympics with help from the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club and the Vicksburg High School Key Club.

City woman charged with embezzlement A Vicksburg woman was arrested at her job Tuesday and charged with embezzlement, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart today. Darlene Wells, 43, 300 Enchanted Drive, is accused of taking $699.19 in merchandise from the Family Dollar Store, 1305 Mission 66, Stewart said. She was arrested at the store at 5:56 p.m. following an internal investigation and audit which began in January, said the lieutenant. Wells was released from the Warren County Jail after posting $2,500 bond.

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from staff reports the Madison Parish School District was recovered in Vicksburg Tuesday, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The 1996 Ford van was found at 6:11 p.m. at Military and Roosevelt avenues, Stewart said. It had damage to the steering column. The report of the stolen van had been made to the Tallulah Police Department Tuesday morning.

Redwood men jailed on separate charges Two Redwood men were in the Warren County Jail this morning after being arrested by Vicksburg

police, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Justin Keith Barrett, 26, 205 Bell Bottom Road, was a passenger in a car stopped at 1:30 a.m. by police at 725 U.S. 61 South, just north of Pemberton Square Boulevard, Stewart said. A records check showed Barrett was wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for a probation violation, he said. Dale Anthony Adams, 23, of the same address, was picked up on a warrant for grand larceny, jail records showed. No further information was available about Adams’ arrest. Both were being held without bond.

included Steven Manus, 20, one of the men arrested with Fulgham, who testified the Jurors could not agree Tues- three knew the victim at the day on the fate of a 19-year- Burnt House Road home and old Vicksburg man accused of went there to beat him up. Manus pleaded guilty last aggravated assault, and a mistrial was declared after a two- week to aggravated assault day trial in Warren County and was sentenced by Patrick to five years of probation. Circuit Court. Fulgham, who claimed he Kyle Fulgham, 530 Still Drive, will be retried, District acted in self-defense, testiAttorney Ricky Smith said fied in his own defense. His after jurors reported being younger brother, Cory, also deadlocked after nearly three testified, saying he was the hours of deliberation. The vote one with the bat. In his closing argument was 7-5 but whether conviction or acquittal was favored Tuesday, defense attorney Clarence Whitaker claimed was not released. Fulgham and two others — the testimony showed the victim had one a juveinitiated the nile — were The victim suffered a fight, making accused of broken jaw, fractured objectionable assaulting phone calls to a Wa r r e n nose and bruises to the three after County teen his back and one of his they objected with baseball to Kyle Fulbats June 26 lungs, said Assistant gham’s treatat a home on District Attorney Dewey ment of his Burnt House Road. Arthur, who prosecuted girlfriend. But Arthur The victim the case. countered suffered a that no menbroken jaw, tion of the fractured nose phone calls and bruises to his back and one of his lungs, had been made until 15 days said Assistant District Attor- before the trial began, and no ney Dewey Arthur, who pros- one can be injured by phone ecuted the case. The victim in any case. “You don’t take a baseball required reconstructive surgery but reportedly has recov- bat to somebody because they say something ugly to ered from his injuries. Brenda Theriot, victim assis- you over the phone,” Arthur tance coordinator for the dis- said in his closing argument. trict attorney’s office, said Imminent danger that justifies jurors had a number of ques- self-defense “can’t exceed the tions about the difference amount of force necessary to between aggravated assault, repel the attack,” he said, and a felony carrying a maximum a prosecution witness had tessentence of 20 years in prison tified the victim was beaten and a prohibition against by bats and fists after he was owning a weapon, and simple down on the ground and posed assault, a misdemeanor with no threat. In addition to probation, a maximum sentence of six months in jail. Jurors could Manus, 430 Sunny Lane in have found Fulgham guilty of Florence, must pay the victim $3,305 in restitution and $332.50 either, or acquitted him. Circuit Judge Isadore Pat- in court costs. The juvenile’s case was rick presided over the trial that began Monday with jury heard in Warren County selection and prosecution Youth Court, Arthur said. Those records are sealed. testimony. Prosecution witnesses

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Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. Second Union M.B. — Cemetery fund drive program, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. K.C. Frazier, guest speaker; the Rev. Michael Reed, pastor; 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica.

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Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church room 102C; for those wanting to stop binge eating; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight, 502 Dabney Ave.; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 601-636-1134. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Alzheimer’s Caregivers — Support group, 11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Thursday; River Region West Campus conference room, 1111 N. Frontage Road; lunch RSVP to Cindy Widdig, 601-883-3288. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads Pieces and Strings Quilt Contest and Show — 11 a.m. Friday; funded in part by the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and Entergy; Port Gibson. Free Genealogy Fair — Friday: Noon, Betty Wilshire, African-American and Native American Genealogy; 1 p.m., Mona Vance, archiving family memories; 2 p.m., Rick Dixon, preserving and restoring tombstones and cemeteries; WC Extension Service, 1100C Grove St.; 601-636-5442 to register. Port Gibson Heritage Festival — 8 a.m. Saturday; 11,

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal — Lenten Fine Arts Series; 12:05 p.m. Friday, Mississippi Symphony String Quartet; programs continue at noon each Friday during Lent with gumbo served at 12:35 for $10; South and Monroe streets. Greater Grove Street Baptist — Diabetes Awareness Day, 9 a.m. Saturday; sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; 2715 Alcorn Drive. King of Kings Christian Center — Stage play, “My Sister’s Keeper”; 5 p.m. Saturday, 4209 Mount Alban Road; free admission; Willie P. Taylor is pastor; 601-661-6444 or 601-6297791 for transportation. Mount Able M.B. — 46thyear anniversary of choir; United Men of Christ; the Rev. Henry Hudson, pastor; 1 1/2 miles east of Mound, U.S. 80. Mercy Seat M.B. — Musical Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday; all churches and choirs invited; Linda Stevens, 601-2187735; the Rev. Rudy Smith, pastor; 5 Dos Casas Lane. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Male fashion show, 6 p.m. Saturday; purchase tickets from members; the Rev. Joe Harris Jr., pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Christian Home No. 2 M.B. — All male musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; all male choir invited; 601-634-0978; the Rev.

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walking tours; 2 p.m., music; downtown Port Gibson. Homebuyer Education Workshop — 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; must attend all day to receive certificate; bring pocket calculator; refreshments served; Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Dog Obedience Classes — Nine-week course, 3 months or older; registration, 7 p.m. Monday, City Park Pavilion (no dogs); 601-634-0199 or 601456-9709. Hinds Community College — 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dr. Ben Cloyd, “Haunted by Atrocity” author, speaker; 9:45 a.m. March 30, Chad Poovey, sculptor, speaker; Vicksburg Hinds Community College auditorium. Veterans Helping Veterans — 1:30 p.m. March 31; Department of Veterans Affairs representative, speaker; sponsored by Vicksburg-Warren Partners to Prevent Homelessness, 601-661-8990; Battlefield Inn. Stained Glass Workshop — 5:20-7:30 p.m. May 9-12; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, presenter; 601-631-2997 for reservations and prices; SCHC, 1302 Adams St. Summer Art Program — 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 31July 1; free and requires a full month commitment; 601-6312997 to register; SCHC, 1302 Adams St.

CLUBS Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Stacy Tennison, director for Center for

Pregnancy Choices, speaker. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; guests welcome; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. North Vicksburg High Class of 1972 — Reunion meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Square Blvd.; 601-636-5033. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — 7 p.m. Thursday, monthly meeting; at the home of Willie Glasper, president; accepting applications for scholarships; available at Warren Central and Vicksburg High counselors’ offices; deadline April 15; Willie Glasper, 601-415-7540, or any member. Reunite Social and Civic Club Dance — 9 p.m. Saturday; The Hut. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — 3 p.m. Sunday; business meeting; Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 817 Bowman St.; 601-636-5958 or 601-6620695. Exchange Club — 2:30 p.m. Monday; youth of the month recognition; Shoney’s.

BENEFITS Eta Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity — Car wash, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $5 car, $8 truck/SUV; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Square Blvd.; benefits area scholarships; 601-918-6467.

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Four found guilty Four convictions for driving under the influence, first offense, were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Vatresha Michele Brown, 33, 629 U.S. 80, was fined $776.56. • Robert L. Henderson, 40, 3006 Halls Ferry Road, was fined $773. • Charles H. Odoms, 60, 511 Simms St., Port Gibson, was fined $773. In Warren County Justice Court: • Rony Maurice Tolar, 3749 Gowall Road, was fined $974.50.

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1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting Dropout prevention priority, state ed officials say at store on U.S. 80 in Pearl MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — As he stood in front of a bus containing a prison cell replica, Mississippi Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham said his agency is re-energizing its dropout prevention initiatives White House in hopes aims to boost of keepcollege grad ing more students rate in school a n d o ff a path that often leads to incarceration or government assistance. Burnham, who was joined by Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and other education officials at a news conference Tuesday outside the Capitol, said more than 5,000 students fail to graduate each year in Mississippi. The state’s dropout rate is 16.8 percent. The state Board of Education has a goal of reducing that rate to 13 percent by 2013. Burnham said it won’t be easy. “Obviously, we have a lot of work.” Later, Burnham explained that previous dropout prevention initiatives had been hampered by a significant fund-

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Hank Bounds, commissioner of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, signs a pledge card Tuesday at “The Choice Bus” event at the Capitol. ing cut to his agency. An “On the Bus” campaign that was launched in the state before Burnham was hired as superintendent in 2009 had focused on public awareness and featured websites and community events to keep students engaged in school. Burnham said the agency’s funding crunch left little money “to support any effort. We’ll go back to trying to secure private funding.” A grant from State Farm Insurance helped bring “The Choice Bus” to Mississippi.

The bus is a product of The Mattie C Stewart Foundation, based in Birmingham, Ala. A group of students from Jackson’s Powell Middle School toured the bus at the Capitol. They were shown a film before they viewed the back of the bus, which had been converted into a replica of a prison cell. The bus will tour parts of Mississippi this spring and again in the fall, said Susan Lamey, a spokeswoman for State Farm. Officials described an unsettling future for dropouts:

National statistics show 72 percent will wind up in prison or on government assistance. House Education Committee Chairman Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, has filed a bill that would establish a committee to study and make recommendations for an early college high school pilot program. The report, which must be completed by January 2012, would describe how such programs enhance education and job-related opportunities. It also would detail the costs of maintaining such schools.

State eyeing new execution drug, AG says By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi will likely switch to a different drug for its next execution due to a nationwide shortage of one of the chemicals it has used in the past, authorities said Tuesday. Attorney General Jim Hood said Mississippi “most likely will” use pentobarbital in the state’s next execution. Hood asked the Mississippi Supreme Court this week to set an April 20 execution date for Robert

S i m o n J r. Th e c o u r t didn’t immediately act on the request. Hood also said he could ask the court in the coming Jim weeks to set Hood execution dates for two other inmates. Mississippi has used a three-drug mixture for its lethal injections, but one of those chemicals, an anesthetic called sodium thiopental, is in

short supply. Sodium thiopental is one of the most common execution drugs used in the U.S., but the nationwide shortage has forced other options. Some states have already decided to use pentobarbital, a surgical sedative that is commonly used to euthanize animals. Hood said Mississippi is still trying to get sodium thiopental from other states, but so far that hasn’t happened. He said Mississippi officials may have no choice but to switch to another drug, and that would

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be probably be pentobarbital. “We’re still looking into using this other substance (sodium thiopental), but we aren’t really confident that we’re going to get some,” he said. Texas and Oklahoma recently announced the switch to pentobarbital, and plan to use it along with two other drugs. Ohio became the first state to use pentobarbital alone when it executed an inmate with the drug March 10.

PEARL — One man is dead and another hurt after being shot by a store manager during an apparent attempted robbery Tuesday evening, Pearl police said. No names have been released. Two men dressed as women entered Gold & Silver Extravaganza III on U.S. 80 East, police Lt. Butch Townsend said. The store manager opened fire, killing one, with the other suffering “a very critical head wound,” Townsend said. The wounded man was taken to a Jackson hospital, where his condition was unknown. The two men were heavily armed, the lieutenant said, carrying several weapons. No customers were in the store.

Muse dedication Friday at Hinds PEARL — Hinds Community College will dedicate its new 75,000-square-foot building on the Rankin campus to longtime President Clyde Muse on Friday. The dedication and open house will be in the building, to be called the Muse Center. It sits between U.S. 80 and Interstate 20 in Pearl. Muse has been president of Hinds since 1978. The school’s board of trustees voted in 2009 to name the new building for him. Hinds is the largest community college in Mississippi with six campuses, including one in Vicksburg, and 13,500 students. The Muse Center houses a 3,000-seat auditorium and event center, a conference room, kitchen and classrooms. The facility is part of a $26 million expansion of the Rankin campus.

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Franklin County joins rail authority MEADVILLE — Franklin County supervisors have voted to join the Southwest Mississippi Regional Railroad Authority, a group that’s working to save the 66-mile railroad from Natchez to Brookhaven if it is abandoned by its owners. The railroad runs through Adams, Franklin and Lincoln counties. Lincoln County has not joined, but is expected to do so, said Natchez Inc. director Chandler Russ. The authority will have the power to own the railroad and its assets and levy fees associated with the rail. The rail line is owned by Natchez Railway LLC, whose president has maintained the company has no intentions of abandoning the railroad. Natchez Railway bought the track from Canadian National in 2009. The Legislature this year authorized creation of the authority.

Choctaw race sees first challenger PHILADELPHIA — Tribal Council member Kevin Edwards will run for chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, he said. Edwards would be the first formal challenger to Tribal Miko Beasley Denson, expected to run for a second term. Edwards wants to improve the financial health of the tribe, he said. Denson was elected in 2007, defeating longtime chief Phillip Martin, who died in 2010. Candidates have until April 15 to qualify for chief and Tribal Council races. The election is June 14.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: Elizabeth Taylor was a national treasure.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Camp, 32, United Confederate Veterans, goes to Jackson to participate in the unveiling of the Confederate monument. • Charles McRaven is now working as baggage master on the southern end of the Valley road.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Dr. P.H. Cook, Warren County’s oldest citizen, dies. • Pat Henry and E.N. Scudder resume their former law partnership. Theo McKnight dissolves partnership with Mr. Scudder.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 The Presbyterian Exchange is held at the home of Mrs. E.H. Magruder. • Chester Yerger will soon build a pretty home in Park Addition.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rice leave for New York where they will be joined by their sons.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 W.D. Barnes accepts a position with Christian and Brough Company. • The Holy Trinity Exchange is held at the home of Mrs. Frank Andrews.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Vicksburg extends a cordial welcome to a delegation of St. Louis businessmen. • Mary Lou Holyfield and Carolyn Parker are named co-editors of The Tattler. • L.R. Fischel dies.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The local Red Cross chapter issues an appeal to meet the county quota for 1951 of $22,502. To date, only $11,764.73 has been collected. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. Annie Artz, prominent Vicksburg resident.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Smith announce the birth of a son, Thomas A. Smith III, on March 23. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. Marceline Self. • Mrs. Sallie Snow dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Wescott of Edwards announce the birth of a son, Scott, on Feb. 26. • Otho Lott, Tallulah resident, dies. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. Ethel Baxter.

OUR OPINION

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Hypocrisy

Children of the American Revolution members from Vicksburg participate in the state conference in Greenville. Karen Kassner is elected librarian curator; John Bradway led the Pledge of Allegiance. • Dan Guest serves as music evangelist during revival services at Trinity Baptist Church.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

Administration blocking the sunshine The Obama administration displayed the hypocrisy of its claim to be a transparent government in demoting a Department of Homeland Security whistleblower. The treatment of Catherine Papoi, the former deputy unit chief in charge of the Freedom of Information Act, was discussed last week in Congress, appropriate timing since it was also Sunshine Week. Papoi had confidentially alerted the inspector general that political employees were interfering in requests from journalists and watchdog groups for public information. The career employee was put in a lesser position, and now Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Gov-

ernment Reform Committee, is demanding answers. If Papoi was indeed punished for raising alarm about improprieties in the Homeland Security department, it will send a clear message to other federal employees that standing up for the rights of the people comes with a heavy price. A year after Homeland Security investigated Papoi’s allegations of meddling, its findings have still not been released. The Freedom of Information Act is one of the most important tools for keeping watch on the government. It allows the people to have access to records and information on government operations. This information belongs to them. It shouldn’t be hidden away by political appointees trying to protect the administration.

President Barack Obama came into office promising unprecedented transparency in his administration. As this incident reveals, he’s failed to live up to that vow. Federal employees have a right, if not a duty, to furnish information to Congress about possible irregularities within their departments. Those who speak up should be rewarded, not punished. Sunshine Week is observed by advocates of open government to remind the public of the importance of the free flow of information. If as alleged it retaliated against a whistleblower, the Obama administration makes a strong case for why the people should care about that cause.

Steve Bradley, 30, of Port Gibson, is killed when his boat capsizes in the rain-swollen Bayou Pierre. • Belle of the Bends renovations end and Wallace and Jo Pratt, owners, entertain their first guest at the bed and breakfast.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Sadie White receives the Outstanding Person Award from the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteer Clubs. • Parent volunteer Jay Middleton plants trees around Dana Road School. • “Flying High With Jesus” is held at Vicksburg Junior High football field.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

A nation of oil junkies unwilling to enter rehab WASHINGTON — You think gasoline is too expensive? Are you annoyed by the escalating price at the pump? If so, you’ve joined legions of Americans, myself included, who have become accustomed to a lifestyle of easy and seemingly painless energy consumption. We believe that we have a God-given right to our fuel-hogging SUVs, two or three refrigerators per household (one in the garage for beer and grocery surplus) and old-fashioned light bulbs that generate as much heat as light. Isn’t there something in the Constitution that guarantees our right to most of the world’s energy resources? You’d certainly think so to listen to the complaints that escalate right along with the price per barrel of oil. But the simple fact is that our energy consumption is a lot more costly than we acknowledge — measured not just in ghastly environmental disasters, but also in the blood spilled by our soldiers. A confluence of awful events — the slaughter of protesters in the Middle East and a nuclear catastro-

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As for those, like Sarah Palin, who insist that we drill here, it’s a seductive cry that hardly solves the problem.

phe in Japan — ought to serve as a teaching moment, an opportunity to remind Americans that there is a steep price to be paid for our profligate use of energy sources. Instead, we’ve seen the usual petty politics and finger-pointing, a reflexive avoidance of assessing our old habits and attempting to change them. President Barack Obama, for his part, is sticking with an energy plan that calls not only for new sources, such as wind and solar power, but also broader use of nuclear plants. He is among many progressives who have lately endorsed nuclear power as an alternative to planet-

warming fuels such as coal, used in many utility plants. But the fragile consensus between conservatives who clamor for nuclear power and environmentalists who hate coal may not matter, even if it survives the Japanese crisis. As Time magazine writer Michael Grunwald notes, nuclear power plants are outrageously expensive to build and even more expensive to insure. “Since 2008, proposed reactors have been quietly scrapped or suspended in at least nine states — not by safety concerns or hippie sitins, but by financial realities. Other projects have been delayed as cost

estimates have tripled toward $10 billion a reactor,” Grunwald writes. So much for a cheap source of electricity. Despite that, a group of Republicans wants to repeal the Bush-era mandate to retire incandescent light bulbs and switch to technologies that would use about 30 percent less energy and could save consumers as much as $40 billion in energy and related costs over the next two decades. U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, leader of the dim bulbs, says it’s about “personal freedom.” Meanwhile, the “personal freedom” to use incandescent light bulbs pales next to the all-American notion of the right to hit the highway any time we choose. But that freedom, too, is bought at a steep price — a foreign policy that is mired in the Middle East. There are other reasons for our forays there, of course, but access to petroleum has always been a prime motivator. That’s why the Obama administration steps softly around oil-rich Bahrain, whose monarchy is using

U.S.-supplied hardware and the assistance of Saudi Arabia to stifle demonstrators seeking a more open and democratic government. How much can we castigate those who supply the fuel we crave? Does a junkie lambaste his dealer? As for those, like Sarah Palin, who insist that we drill here, it’s a seductive cry that hardly solves the problem. Much of the oil in and around the continental United States is difficult to get to. That’s why the Deepwater Horizon was drilling a mile down — a dangerous depth. Besides, companies like BP are multinationals, under no obligation to sell us oil cheaply just because they found it here. It ought to be abundantly clear that what the nation needs is an intervention, a tough-love strategy that forces us to admit that we have to change our ways. But few politicians are brave enough to call for a steep gas tax. They know a nation of junkies isn’t ready to listen. •

Cynthia Tucker writes for The Atlanta JournalConstitution. E-mail reaches her at cynthia@ ajc.com.


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Taylor Continued from Page A1. statement. Taylor was the most blessed and cursed of actresses, the toughest and the most vulnerable. She had voluptuous beauty, and won three Academy Awards. She was the most loyal of friends and a defender of gays in Hollywood when AIDS was still a stigma. But she was afflicted by ill health, failed romances (eight marriages, seven husbands) and personal tragedy. “I think I’m becoming fatalistic,” she said in 1989. “Too much has happened in my life for me not to be fatalistic.” Her more than 50 movies included unforgettable portraits of innocence and of decadence, from the children’s classic “National Velvet” and the sentimental family comedy “Father of the Bride” to Oscar-winning transgressions in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Butterfield 8.” The historical epic “Cleopatra” is among Hollywood’s greatest on-screen fiascos and a landmark of off-screen monkey business, the meeting ground of Taylor and Richard Burton, the “Brangelina” of their day. Her defining role, one that lasted long past her moviemaking days, was “Elizabeth Taylor,” ever marrying and divorcing, in and out of hospitals, gaining and losing weight, standing by Michael Jackson, Rock Hudson and other troubled friends, acquiring a jewelry collection that seemed to rival Tiffany’s. She was a child star who grew up and aged before an adoring public. She had more marriages than any publicist could explain away. She was the industry’s great survivor and among the first to reach that category of celebrity — famous for being famous. The London-born actress was a star at age 12, a bride and a divorcee at 18, a superstar at 19 and a widow at 26. She was a screen sweetheart and martyr later reviled for stealing Eddie Fisher from Debbie Reynolds, then for dumping Fisher to bed Burton, a relationship of passion and turbulence, lasting through two marriages and countless attempted reconciliations. She was also forgiven. Reynolds would acknowledge voting for Taylor when she was nominated for “Butterfield 8” and decades later co-starred with her old rival in “These Old Broads,” cowritten by Carrie Fisher, the daughter of Reynolds and Eddie Fisher. Taylor’s ailments wore down the grudges. She underwent at least 20 major operations and she nearly died from a bout with pneumonia in 1990. In 1983, she acknowledged a 35-year addiction to prescription drugs. “I don’t entirely approve of some of the things I have done, or am, or have been. But I’m me. God knows, I’m me,” Taylor said at age 50. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was born in London on Feb. 27, 1932, the daughter of Francis Taylor, an art dealer, and the former Sara Sothern, an American stage actress. At the onset of World War II, the Taylors came to the United States. Francis Taylor opened a gallery in Beverly Hills. In 1942, his daughter made her debut in “There’s One Born Every Minute.” Her big break came soon thereafter. Sam Marx, Taylor’s father learned that MGM needed an English girl to play opposite Roddy McDowall in “Lassie Come Home.” She won both the part and a contract. At 16, she would dash from shool to the set for passionate love scenes in “Conspirator.” “I have the emotions of a child in the body of a woman,” she once said. “I was rushed into womanhood for the movies. It caused me long moments of unhappiness and doubt.”

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..........36.04 American Fin. (AFG) .............34.60 Ameristar (ASCA) ...................16.51 Auto Zone (AZO) ................ 264.72 Bally Technologies (BYI)......35.35 BancorpSouth (BXS).............15.38 Britton Koontz (BKBK) .........14.60 Cracker Barrel (CBRL) ...........48.13 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH) ..........38.06 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC) ......48.05 Cooper Industries (CBE) .....63.55 CBL and Associates (CBL)..........17.27 CSX Corp. (CSX)......................78.37 East Group Prprties (EGP)........42.20 El Paso Corp. (EP) ..................17.74 Entergy Corp. (ETR) ..............66.90

Fastenal (FAST) .......................61.74 Family Dollar (FDO) ..............51.34 Fred’s (FRED)............................12.84 Int’l Paper (IP) .........................26.82 Janus Capital Group (JNS) ......11.95 J.C. Penney (JCP) ...................35.86 Kroger Stores (KR) .................23.65 Kan. City So. (KSU) ................52.43 Legg Mason (LM) ................ 34.53 Parkway Properties (PKY) ........16.93 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .................63.94 Regions Financial (RF) ........... 7.30 Rowan (RDC) ........................... 42.18 Saks Inc. (SKS) ......................... 11.36 Sears Holdings (SHLD) ........ 78.13 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......28.17 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 44.27 Trustmark (TRMK) ................. 22.67 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 44.42 Tyson Foods (TSN) ................ 19.04 Viacom (VIA) ............................ 51.16 Walgreens (WAG) .................. 39.21 Wal-Mart (WMT) .................... 52.00

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SMART MONEY Q: Two years ago, a “friend” borrowed $70,000 from me and promised to pay it back in 18 months. The loan was unsecured, as evidenced only by a signed promissory note. Recently, he filed for bankruptcy protection, and now I’m left “high and dry.” I failed to perform proper due diligence before loaning the money. If I had done so, I would have discovered that this “friend” was in debt. Bankruptcy filings show that his net liabilities are in excess of $650,000, and his net joint income over the last three years averaged $63,000 per year. All of his debts have been discharged pending approval by a bankruptcy judge. A window exists allowing me an BRUCE opportunity to argue for nondischarge, but what can I base my argument on? I have been told by a “nonreliable” source that a debt cannot be discharged under bankruptcy protection if one can prove a

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lack of intent, means or ability to repay the obligation at the time the loan was requested. Do I have a legitimate argument? I’m embarrassed by my imprudent and stupid mistake and afraid to seek advice from my attorney, unless I know I have a solid case. — Randy, via email A: Yes, you were a nice guy, you didn’t do the due diligence and the likelihood is you are high and dry. What distresses me is that you are looking for information on a very important issue from people who are not fully credited to give that information, including me. You say that you are afraid to seek advice from your attorney unless you know you have a solid case. The reason you seek advice from an attorney is to determine whether you have any case and whether it’s worth filing. That information, relative to the amount of money involved, should be relatively modest. I would sit down with that attorney as soon as possible. Time in this instance is very much your enemy. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at bruce@brucewilliams.com.

Losses estimated to be up to $309B TOKYO (AP) — A spike in radiation levels in Tokyo tap water spurred new fears about food safety today as rising black smoke forced another evacuation of workers trying to stabilize Japan’s radiationleaking nuclear plant. Radiation has seeped into vegetables, raw milk, the water supply and seawater since a magnitude-9 quake and killer tsunami crippled the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant nearly two weeks ago. Broccoli was added to a list of tainted vegetables, and U.S. officials announced a block on Japanese dairy and other produce from the region. The crisis is emerging as the world’s most expensive natural disaster on record, likely to cost up to $309 billion, according to a new government estimate. The death toll continued to rise, with more than 9,400 bodies counted and more than 14,700 people listed as missing. Concerns about food safety spread today to Tokyo after officials said tap water showed elevated levels: 210 becquerels per liter of iodine-131 — more than twice the recommended limit of 100 becquerels per liter for infants. The recommended limit for adults is 300 becquerels. “It is really scary. It is like a

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A man gets water from a supply tank near Tokyo, today. vicious negative spiral from the nuclear disaster,” said Etsuko Nomura, a mother of two young children ages 2 and 5. “We have contaminated milk and vegetables, and now tap water in Tokyo, and I’m wondering what’s next.” Infants are particularly vulnerable to radioactive iodine, which can cause thyroid cancer, experts say. The limits refer to sustained consumption rates, and officials

urged calm, saying parents should stop giving the tap water to babies, but that it was no worry if the infants already had consumed small amounts. They said the levels posed no immediate health risk for older children or adults. “Even if you drink this water for one year, it will not affect people’s health,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said. Tokyo residents shouldn’t

worry, said Dr. Lim Sang-moo, director of nuclear medicine at the Korea Cancer Center Hospital in Seoul. Parents might want to be more cautious if they have a choice. “Nobody wants to drink radioactive water,” he said. But “it’s not a medical problem but a psychosocial problem: The stress that people get from the radioactivity is more dangerous than the radioactivity itself.”

Stocks tumble as earthquake’s tab grows NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell broadly for a second straight day today after the Federal Reserve rejected Bank of America’s plan to increase its dividend and the Japanese government said that the recent earthquake and tsunami will be the most expensive natural disaster in history. Rebuilding costs for the Japanese earthquake are expected to be more than $300 billion. The widespread devastation is expected to drag the growth rate of the Japanese economy down by 0.5 percent this year. Japanese companies such as Toyota and Honda have suspended production at some plants. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index closed 1.7 percent lower. The Standard and Poor’s 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.3 per-

Oil above $105 as traders eye Middle East upheaval By The Associated Press Oil prices inched above $105 a barrel today as violent uprisings in the Middle East kept traders nervous about possible crude supply disruptions. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for May delivery was up 38 cents to $105.35 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The contract rose $1.88 to settle at $104.97 on Tuesday. The April contract, which expired Tuesday, climbed $1.67 to end at $104. In London, Brent crude was down 15 cents at $115.55 a barrel Oil has jumped 24 percent since Feb. 14 as violent protests rock the Middle East and North Africa. A gallon of gasoline in Vicksburg today was $3.50.

cent, to 1,290. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 37, or 0.3 percent, to 11,982. The Nasdaq composite lost 20, or 0.8 percent, to 2,663.

Bank of America Corp. fell 3 percent after it said the Federal Reserve rejected its plan to raise its dividend in the second half of the year. The

Fed allowed several major banks to increase their dividends last week after they passed stress tests. Banks slashed their payments to shareholders during the financial crisis to save cash. Bank of America said that it expects to submit another request to increase its dividend this year. “This was obviously a disappointment,” said Todd Salamone, the director of research at Schaeffer’s Investment Research. In the latest bad news on the housing market, the Commerce Department reported that sales of new single-family homes plunged to the lowest on record in February. Home sales fell 17 percent to 250,000, well below the 700,000 rate that economists consider healthy.

Detroit’s population plummets 25 percent, census data shows TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hammered by the auto industry’s slump, Detroit saw its population plummet 25 percent over the past decade, according to census numbers released Tuesday that reflect the severity of an economic downturn in the only state where overall population declined. The statistics show that the Motor City’s population fell from 951,270 in 2000 to 713,777 last year. Although a significant drop was expected, state demographer Ken Darga said the total is “considerably lower” than the Census Bureau’s estimate last year. Detroit’s population peaked at 1.8 million in 1950, when it ranked fifth nationally. But the new numbers reflect a steady downsizing of the auto industry — the city’s economic lifeblood for a century — and an exodus of many residents to the suburbs. Mayor Dave Bing disputed the new population data and plans to appeal.

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Public Notice All interested public and private transit and paratransit operators within Warren and Yazoo Counties, are hereby advised that Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Service is applying to the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Jackson, Mississippi, for a grant under Section 5310 of the Federal Public Transportation Act, as amended, for the provision of elderly and disabled transportation services. Service is being provided within Warren and Yazoo Counties. This program consists of providing behavioral healthcare to adults with serious mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and children with serious emotional disorders. The purpose of this notice is to advise all interested parties, including transit and paratransit operators, of the service being planned for providing transportation services for the elderly and disabled within the area as described above, and to ensure that such a program would not represent a duplication of current or of proposed services provided by existing transit or paratransit operators in the area. Comments either for or against this service will be received at any time within 7 days from the date of this notice. All comments should be addressed to:

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fiscal 2012, which begins July 1. They’ve been at work on the budget since September and are now engaged in last-minute wrangling over how much money to put in programs ranging from education to prisons to mental health. In preparing for a possible 2012 presidential run, Barbour met Tuesday with Republican leaders in Nevada. He gave a speech about the economy in Chicago early last week, then made appearances in Iowa before addressing the California Republican convention this past Saturday in Sacramento. Barbour sent lawmakers a letter Monday expressing concerns about Mississippi’s budget. Among other things, he said the House and Senate would leave only $155 million in financial reserves and he believes that figure is too low. House Appropriations Chairman Johnny Stringer, D-Montrose, said Tuesday that lawmakers would leave $203 million in reserves. That’s more than the $185 million Barbour originally proposed when he released his budget in November. Stringer said Barbour was also wrong about how much money lawmakers intend to set aside to pay off the state’s long-term debt. Barbour said the House plan would underfund debt payments by $15 million. Stringer said the House plan would fully fund the debt payment, plus throw in an extra $2 million above the minimum. “I guess that’s what you get for being out of town,” Stringer told reporters Tuesday at the Capitol. Barbour is scheduled to

meet with legislative budget writers today in Jackson. Barbour says frequently during his speeches that Mississippi was deeply in debt when he became governor seven years ago and that the state dug out of a budget hole in two years. However, Barbour has agreed to budgets since then that do many of the same things for which he criticized his Democratic predecessor. Legislators’ $5.5 billion budget blueprint for the coming year includes $4.6 billion of general fund revenue. About $900 million comes from other sources, including federal stimulus money, settlements and reserves. Legislators met last week and agreed to add $14.4 million to the estimate of general fund revenue for the coming year, taking that figure from just under $4.6 billion to just over it. They made the change after state economist Darrin Webb said Mississippi has seen a downward trend in unemployment claims and an upward trend in retail sales and increased consumer spending. Davis disagreed with increasing the revenue estimate and voted against it. The governor is not allowed to vote on changing the estimate, but Barbour later criticized the increase. “Our economic outlook has not improved since December such that it would support spending this additional money now instead of saving it for FY 2013 and beyond,” Barbour wrote to lawmakers Monday. “In fact, our economic outlook is even less positive today than it was in December.”

Brooks Continued from Page A1. Vicksburg native and former New York policeman Charles Davenport. After retirement, Brooks went to work for an environmental cleanup firm before returning to the City of Vicksburg for a short while and later taking the police position with the Madison Police Department. Along the way, Brooks and

his wife, Diana, and family moved to Clinton. Warren County Deputy Leroy Williams worked with Brooks for about 20 years at the Vicksburg Police Department. “It struck me pretty hard this morning,” Williams said. “He was a fair chief to work for. We got along. We were personal friends.”

I think we should be very careful about critiquing the administration’s moves,” he said. He also said the United States needs “to be careful we don’t get involved in some nation-building scheme,” something Obama has said is not the intent of the multinational military partnership in the north African nation. Barbour was in Nevada to meet with Republican Party supporters and test the waters in this early caucus and potential swing state to gauge support for a possible White House run in 2012. “If I run I will compete to win Nevada in the caucus and win Nevada in the general election,” he said. Speaking to reporters for about 10 minutes, he also said he’d restore funding to Yucca Mountain, the proposed high level nuclear waste repository in southern Nevada now in limbo. The Energy Department last year filed a motion with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to withdraw its application for the Yucca Mountain repository. The commission has not ruled on the motion, but the Energy Department has gone ahead with dismantling the project. Lawsuits filed by other states are now pending on whether the Obama administration has the authority to pull the plug on the project. Barbour said Yucca Moun-

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tain should not be abolished “because the American public has invested billions of dollars” in it. Barbour, 63, also had a meeting with Gov. Brian Sandoval, but said he didn’t expect his fellow Republican to openly endorse him so early in the campaign season. “I assume he’s going to keep his powder dry,” Barbour said. Barbour’s trek through largely Republican northern Nevada comes at the start of the “preliminary parade and a buildup to the caucuses in February,” said Mark Amodei, state Republican Party chairman, who was to introduce Barbour at a meetand-greet in Carson City. “It’s March and it’s not too early for the process to start, for people to start gauging the landscape in Nevada,” Amodei said. “Nevada’s still considered a battleground state.” Nevada gained status as a mover in presidential politics for Democrats in 2008, when candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton frequented the state in an effort to sway the state’s early caucus in January, then the fifth in the nation. But Republican presidential hopefuls largely skipped the state, and it didn’t help that the GOP caucus results were nonbinding, giving candidates little incentive

to jockey for delegates. The state party changed that for 2012. Prospective presidential nominees Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin have all stopped in Nevada in recent months, and state GOP leaders hope the candidates will keep coming. Nevada Republicans hold their caucus Feb. 18, 2012. Barbour was White House political director for President Ronald Reagan during the mid-1980s, and ran for governor in Mississippi in 2003, unseating one-term Democratic Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Barbour was reelected in 2007 and cannot seek another term. He became chairman of the Republican Governors Association in June 2009 when South Carolina’s Mark Sanford stepped down from the post after admitting an affair with a woman from Argentina. Barbour served as chairman through last November. In the past several weeks, Barbour has traveled to several early primary or caucus states, including Iowa and South Carolina. He spoke this past weekend at the California Republican Convention and last week in Chicago. Barbour has said it will be at least April before he decides whether he’s fully committed to a presidential run.

field, supervisor of the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Vicksburg. Barges pushed by the Joshua David Esper, owned by Paducah, Ky.-based Marquette Transportation, were northbound and empty, said Darian Adrian, executive vice president of the company’s river division. No injuries were reported. Bridge officials weren’t likely to ask for damages from the strike, which superintendent Herman Smith said occurred at 2:08 a.m. “It wasn’t a hard hit by any means,” Smith said. “We don’t have any damage.” Eagle Lake remained at 76.4 feet this morning. The

Muddy Bayou Control Structure is open and is expected to bring the lake’s stage up to 76.9 feet over several days. Levels on the river side of the Steele Bayou Water Control Structure on Mississippi 465 stood at 89.5 feet, up twotenths of a foot. The land side held at 85.4 feet overnight. Crests forecast for March 30 on the land side near 86 feet and 91 feet on the river side Tuesday remain intact, said Wayland Hill, civil engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Water Control Division. “Basically, we’re at a peak right now (at Steele Bayou) until it rains,” said Hill.

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Hazel Lee Harris died Friday, March 18, 2011, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She was 80. She was preceded in death by her parents, Square Sr. and Frances Harris; two sisters, Dorothy Harris and Bernice Harris; one brother, Square Harris Jr.; two stepchildren, Willie Mae Jones and Marshall Harris Sr.; a grandson, Kenneth Jones; and a niece, LouWanda Miles. Survivors include her son, Mack Charles Taylor of Vicksburg; her sister, Artimese Edwards of Oakland, Calif.; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends including the Harris, Taylor and Jones families. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Bernice Morgan Ruff Bernice Morgan Ruff, 93, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at River Region Hospital in Vicksburg. She was born in Lee County on Jan. 26, 1918, to Hilliard A. and Anna Kate Stovall Ruff. She was a hard worker and worked alongside her brothers in the fields at an early age. She was an excellent cook and talented seamstress, having crafted her skills from an early age. Born with a green thumb, she loved gardening and each year had one of the most beautiful flower gardens in Lee County. She

retired after 20 years with Reed’s Department Store in the early ’80s. She was a longtime active and dedicated member of Unity Presbyterian Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Unity Presbyterian Church in Plantersville with Dr. John Armistead officiating. Burial will be at Unity Cemetery. W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include one son, Greg Ruff (Jessica) of Vicksburg; four grandchildren, Glen Franklin Gory (Sissye) of Brandon, Bryan Ruff Gory of Carrollton, Timothy Joe Ruff (Michelle) of Baton Rouge and Laura Carolyn Ruff of Alexandria, La.; and three great-grandchildren, Bryanna Gory of Greenwood and Hunter and Kendall Gory of Brandon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben G. Ruff on Oct. 1, 1986; her daughter, Helen Ruff Gory on Nov. 30, 2003; and three brothers, H. Roy Morgan, James Curtis Morgan and John Hugh Morgan. Pallbearers will be Glen Gory, Bryan Gory, Tim Ruff, Mark Thomas, Chad Files and George Logan. Visitation will be 5-7 tonight, March 23, 2011, at the funeral home in Tupelo. Memorials may be made to the Unity Presbyterian Church Treasurer, 1748 Highway 371, Tupelo, MS 38804. Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.

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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 sunny; highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s and 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the 50s thursday-friday Mostly sunny; highs in the 80s, lows in the 50s and 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 81º Low/past 24 hours............... 64º Average temperature......... 73º Normal this date................... 59º Record low....27º before 1886 Record high............86º in 1929

Continued from Page A1. flooding has inundated farmland along Chickasaw and Long Lake. The Kings Point Ferry is out of service until further notice, and the vessel is docked at the Port of Vicksburg. Jackson Lane, which dead-ends into brush in Kings, is expected to take on water when the stage hits 43 feet. The U.S. Coast Guard has restricted southbound barge traffic on the river to daylight hours and a 36-barge maximum per tow. The action was prompted by a 25-barge tow that struck pier 5 on the old U.S. 80 bridge early Sunday morning, said Lt. Teresa Hat-

deaths Hazel Lee Harris

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Robert George Snyder Robert George Snyder, 73, died March 16, 2011, of a heart attack at his home. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Armed Services from 19551959 during the Vietnam War. Robert lived in Las Vegas and California until he moved to Mississippi in 1990 to open the first casino in Biloxi. He moved to Vicksburg in 1992 to open the Isle of Capri as casino shift manager. Robert trained some of the top professionals in the

gaming business and was well-known in the gaming industry throughout the United States and especially Mississippi. He will be best remembered for his knowledge, people skills and never ending sense of humor. Robert’s favorite advice to all who knew him was, “Be kind to yourself.” Robert is survived by his son, Robert “Bobby” Snyder of Las Vegas; his daughter, Karen Snyder of San Antonio; four grandchildren; longtime friend, Lynn GaddisWade and her family; and

Bruce and Marion Baldwin. He will be missed by many in the gaming employee family of Vicksburg. Special thanks to George Durr and family of Clinton, Mississippi Home Health Services and Eileen Bailey, manager, Pecan Ridge Apartments. Anyone who would like to write a post to remember Robert can do so at Remembering Robert Snyder page on www.facebook.com, His daughter, Karen, will handle burial arrangements in San Antonio.

Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.34 inches Total/year.............. 12.55 inches Normal/month......4.38 inches Normal/year........ 14.71 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................10:14 A.M. Most active................. 4:00 P.M. Active...........................10:43 P.M. Most active.................. 4:29 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:16 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:16 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:02

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 41.6 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.3 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.3 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.1 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.9 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 12.2 | Change: -2.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.4 River....................................89.5

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 51.0 Friday....................................... 50.5 Saturday................................. 50.0 Memphis Thursday................................ 35.9 Friday....................................... 35.6 Saturday................................. 35.2 Greenville Thursday................................ 48.5 Friday....................................... 48.6 Saturday................................. 49.0 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 42.2 Friday....................................... 42.5 Saturday................................. 42.7


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Gadhafi forces pull back tanks from rebel stronghold in west NATO ships begin patrols of Libya coast AJDABIYA, Libya (AP) — International airstrikes forced Moammar Gadhafi’s forces to withdraw tanks that were besieging Misrate, a rebelheld western city today, residents said. Meanwhile, western diplomats said an agreement was emerging that NATO would take responsibility for a no-fly zone over Libya after the United States, which has effectively commanded the operation until now, reiterated that it was committed to the transition. NATO warMoammar ships began Gadhafi patrolling off Libya’s coast today to enforce a U.N. arms embargo. The international coalition continued airstrikes and patrols aimed at enforcing a no-fly zone and protecting Libyan civilians early today, but a report that Misrata was targeted could not immediately be confirmed. U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear, the on-scene commander, said Tuesday the coalition was “considering

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A Libyan rebel travels Tuesday to the outskirts of Ajdabiya. all options” in response to intelligence showing troops were targeting civilians in the city, 125 miles southeast of Tripoli. A doctor in Misrata said the tanks fled shortly after the airstrikes began around midnight, giving the city a muchneeded reprieve after more than a week of attacks and a punishing blockade. The city is inaccessible to human rights monitors or journalists. “There were very loud explosions. It was hard to see the planes,” the doctor said. “Today for the first time in a week, the bakeries opened their doors.” The airstrikes targeted the aviation academy and the lot outside the central hospital, which was under maintenance. The withdrawal of the tanks

from Misrata was a rare success story for the rebels, who hold much of the east but have struggled to take advantage of the gains from the international air campaign, which appears to have hobbled Gadhafi’s forces. Neither side has achieved an outright victory, raising concerns of a prolonged conflict. Gadhafi was defiant in his first public appearance in a week late Tuesday, saying, “In the short term, we’ll beat them; in the long term, we’ll beat them.” The coalition includes the U.S., Canada, several European countries and Qatar. Qatar was expected to start flying air patrols over Libya by this weekend, becoming the first member of the Arab League to participate directly in the mission.

Yemeni leader granted greater power SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s parliament enacted sweeping emergency laws today after the country’s embattled president asked for new powers of arrest, detention and censorship to quash an uprising for his ouster. The move escalates the showdown between Ali Abdul-

lah Saleh and the movement that has unified military commanders, religious leaders and protesting youths in demands for his immediate departure. The state of emergency suspends the constitution, allows media censorship, bars street protests and gives security

forces 30 days of far-reaching powers to arrest and detain suspects without judicial process. Youths at the Sanaa square that has become the epicenter of the protests dismissed the move. “We pay no attention to the measures,” said Jamal Anaam, a protest leader.

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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, MARCH 23, 2011 • SE C TI O N B W W W.4KIDS B2 | COMICS B4 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

BULLETIN BOARD We welcome items for Bulletin Board. Submit items by e-mail (schoolnews@vicksburgpost.com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (6340897), or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

Mississippi Navy Week

By The Associated Press

ACHIEVEMENTS • The Vicksburg Medical Foundation has presented a $50,000 check to Alcorn State University to support nursing and premedical student scholarships. The gift was presented by VMF Chairman Howell N. Gage to ASU President Christopher Brown II. • Sandra Harrigill, Woodmen of the World representative, presented desktop flags donated by the organization to Bowmar Elementary. Additionally, the group donated 60 copies of “The American Patriot’s Handbook” to the school’s library.

IN ATTENDANCE • Madison Heggins, a freshman at St. Aloysius High School, and Lacey Sheffield, a junior at Porters Chapel Academy, served as Madison pages for Heggins the Mississippi House of Representatives March 7-11. They were sponsored by Lacey Rep. Alex Sheffield Monsour. Madison is the daughter of John and Suzanne Heggins; Lacey is the daughter of Tal and Mary Sheffield.

UPCOMING EVENTS •Alcorn State University Purple and Gold Game Week — April 25: elementary book reading; April 26: Ice Cream Day at the dining hall; April 27: Community Service Day; April 28: juniors/ seniors vs. coaches/staff basketball game; April 29: faculty luncheon at noon; April 30: Purple and Gold spring football game, 3 p.m. at Jack Spinks Stadium. • American Society of Military Comptrollers $1,000 Scholarship — To be awarded by the Great River Chapter; applications available at school guidance departments and must be postmarked by March 31; Carol Watkins, 601-638-6439. • Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club Scholarships — Applications available at Warren Central and Vicksburg high school counselors’ offices; deadline is April 15; Willie Glasper, 601-6340163, or any club member for more information. • Association of Government Accountants — West Central Mississippi Chapter, $300 book scholarship available; information available from high school/college counselors or by calling Arletha Ross, 601-634-1605, or Shirley Allen, 601-6387270; deadline to enter is April 29.

White House to governors: Help boost college grads

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Mark Heskett, above, a member of the U.S. Navy Band of New Orleans, performs Monday for students at Warren Central High School. The show is part of Mississippi Navy Week, which aims to boost awareness of and interest in the military. At right, WC students dance to the music. And Matthew Guernsey sings. At bottom, the group lines up on stage. For a list of Navy Week activities throughout the state, visit www.navyweek. org/mississippi2011.

Art, literary lectures set at Hinds in Vicksburg From staff reports Hinds Community College’s Vicksburg campus is gearing up for its part in the school’s annual Mississippi and the Arts Week. The yearly event kicks off Monday and features programs at Hinds’ main campus in Raymond, as well as at the Vicksburg, Rankin and Allied Health locations. At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dr. Ben Cloyd will talk about his book, “Haunted by Atrocity,” in a lecture at the auditorium on the Vicksburg campus.

If you go Mississippi and the Arts Week events at the auditorium on Hinds’ Vicksburg campus off Mississippi 27: • 9:45 a.m. Tuesday — Dr. Ben Cloyd, “Haunted by Atrocity.” • 9:45 a.m. March 30 — Chad Poovey, “Literally Sculpting”. For information, visit www.hindscc.edu or contact event chairman Peggy Brent at 601-857-3360 or psbrent@hindscc. edu. Cloyd will talk about the process of writing the book, and will sign copies after the program. At 9:45 p.m. March 30, Chad Poovey will deliver a lecture

called “Literally Sculpting”. Poovey, an HCC adjunct English instructor, sculptor and wood craftsman, will talk and display some of his works. The program will

Dr. Ben Cloyd

Chad Poovey

take place in the auditorium on Hinds’ Vicksburg campus. Hinds is the largest community college in Mississippi with six campuses and 13,500 students.

The Obama administration is calling on governors to help raise the nation’s middling college completion rate, suggesting several educational strategies and making grant money available in its quest to see the United States lead the world in degree attainment. Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a 23-page “College Completion Tool Kit” at an education summit in Washington on Tuesday that features seven approaches for governors to consider, including performanceVice President based Joe Biden funding of higher education. “This is part of our ongoing efforts ... to help make every governor an education governor,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan said. “If governors dramatically boost college completion rates in their states to all-time highs, it will be good for them and good for the country.” The administration wants the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. Korea is ranked first, with 58 percent of its population ages 25-34 having finished college; the U.S. is in a fourway tie for ninth place at 42 percent, according to a study published last year by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. To regain the top spot, the Education Department projects the nation will need to hike its completion rate by 50 percent, which translates into an additional 8 million students earning associate’s or bachelor’s degrees by the end of the decade. The department published data Tuesday showing the percentage of college graduates in each state as of 2009, the number of grads needed for each state to have a 60 percent completion rate by 2020, and the number needed for a 50 percent increase in completion in that same period. Current graduation figures range from a low of 28 percent in Arkansas, Nevada and New Mexico to 54 percent in Massachusetts. The District of Columbia topped all states, with 65 percent of its residents holding degrees. Nineteen states have already set their own goals for increasing college completion. The tool kit unveiled Tuesday offers seven “low-cost or no-cost” strategies — with specific examples of how each is already being used in some places — to improve college completion: • Set goals and develop an action plan. • Embrace performancebased funding. • Align high school standards with college entrance and placement standards. See College, Page B3.


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Amy answers your questions about the World Wide Web at www.4Kids.org/askamy

A World of Rhyme

A Broad Spectrum

Welcome to Jack Prelutsky, www.jackprelutsky.com, a wonderful web world celebrating art and poetry. Click on the sun to enter, and then mouse over the picture to choose where to begin. Has your dog ever eaten your homework? Well, what about your valentine? Maybe you want to check up on a greedy and ambitious cow who cannot stop pigging out! If that delectable pizza is catching your eye, prepare yourself for a sun-sized treat that will surely be hard to beat. From slow horses to earthbound aliens, this site is sure to amuse.

NASA's Imagers, http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/ imagers, is an interactive adventure where kids can learn about remote sensing. Follow Echo through Arizona as he travels to his winter hibernaculum to rest his weary wings. You can also meet up with Amelia the Pigeon as she gets her camera and takes an unforgettable trip to the zoo. Next, browse through the EM Spectrum and You. Did you know that you are exposed to the electromagnetic spectrum every time you use a cell phone or a microwave? Science is all around us, so enjoy it!

What vegetable is featured in "I Am Shrinking"?

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What is the purple color in the electromagnetic spectrum?

Your New Mission Nature Missions, www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/biodome/espacejeunes/missions-nature/jeunes/index.php?lg=en, is a place where young explorers can travel the globe, learn about new environments and the creatures that inhabit them. Each destination has a special mission for hardy troupers, so prepare yourself for the challenge. You may be asked to identify animals and organisms, and to play games. You will meet amazing experts such as Professor Penguin, secret agent Lynx-eye and Captain Fish, so choose your destination for an exciting trip.

Go to our website: www.4Kids.org/askamy Or write: Ask Amy, 236 J.R. Pearson Hall, 1122 West Campus Rd., Lawrence, KS 66045

What are the conditions in the St. Lawrence Estuary?

No matter where you live, whether you're in the middle of Tornado Alley or near a faultline, it's always good to be prepared in case of emergency. Putting together a simple emergency supply kit is a great idea for every family. You'll definitely want to include blankets, a flashlight, bottled water, non-perishable food items and any important medications. For more ideas on what to pack in your supply kit, download the Ready Kids Family Supply List, www.ready.gov/ kids/_downloads/familylist.pdf. You will also need a plan for what to do in case of different emergencies. While you'll want to evacuate the house in case of a fire, during an earthquake you should drop, cover and hold on. That means drop to the floor, get under something for cover and hold on tight. For a list of potential disasters and information on how to stay safe during them, visit FEMA for Kids, www.fema.gov/kids/dizarea.htm. Disasters can be scary, but they're a lot less so when you're prepared. Talk to your parents or guardians about creating an emergency supply kit and action plan. Together you can take on anything nature throws at you!

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• Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class made sparkle shamrocks and a puzzle for St. Patrick’s Day and had a party with Tina Sowell’s class. Sowell’s primary Montessori class made magic shamrocks and leprechaun footprints. • A “leprechaun” visited the school, where he dirtied Montessori classrooms and left a note and prizes. Students designed and built a leprechaun trap. • Classes of Lois Christian and Lynne Townsend participated in a nature walk and studied a neighborhood pond as part of an aquatic food chain lesson. A neighbor spoke to students about lemon balm herb, which she donated for the school’s herb garden.

Beechwood • Ann Haden’s sixth-grade GATES class made models of the Parthenon as part of a study of ancient Greece.

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• Pledge leaders for the week were Hannah Forbes, Elaina Neal, Endry Santos, Heaven Merritt, Jacob Walker, Ashton Laubach, David Morales, Kristofer Cook, Nicholas Hargroves and Joseph Wicker. • Alisa Harvey’s kindergarten received second place at the Regional Reading Fair. Third-grader Anna Katherine Hoben received a secondplace award for her individual project. • As part of the Real People Read initiative, Melissa Perez of the Vicksburg National Military Park and Marcus Davis of the Mississippi Extension Service served as guest readers to classes during library. • Torri Shelton’s class was rewarded with a party for having the most parents participate in MCT2 Night.

Bowmar • Guest readers in Camille Buxton’s class were Selby Springfield and Elijah Gonza-

David Kirkley installs swing sets at Dana Road Elementary during a workday Saturday. Parents, grandparents and community members pitched in to make repairs and clean up the school grounds.

Second-graders Isaiah Thomas, MRhea Darden, Rashon Cole, Annie Caston and Kessler Tillman created handmade instruments after reading the story in the class of Tammye Hogan and Nikki Neal. • Faculty members attending the reciprocal teaching workshop featuring Lori Oczkus and hosted by the Convention Center in conjunction with the school district were Ethel Lassiter, Rebecca Pace, Brooke Hughes, Brenda Gross, Mallory Moss, Marilyn Moss, Tricia Bradley, Uretka Callon, Ashley Cessna, Sandra Berryhill, Starla Breazeale, Cassie Key, Corley Ross, Morgan Yates and Laura Briggs. Participants learned strategies to increase reading comprehension skills. • Robert Croisdale, Lane Smith, Channing Adams, Channing Adams Jr., Ja’Michael Adams, Tommy Parker, R.G. Etheridge, Dave Kirkley and Tonja Kline assisted with beautification of the school grounds. Parent coach Mary Sills organized the event.

First Presbyterian les. Amy Wilkes’ fifth-graders led Diane Liddell’s firstgraders in a money-counting activity. • Star Students were Katie Tanner, Rekia Williams, Katelin Crook, Jamison Pendleton, Elijah Gonzales and Ben Vroman. • Top Accelerated Readers were: kindergarten — Sha’Kayria Allen, Devin Thigpen, Chaney Parman, Charles Brooks, Charli Van Norman, Audrey Jennings and Hayden Beard; first grade — Taniya Banks, Katelin Crook, Katie Tanner, Brandon Gilliam, Mary Katherine Archer, Jaiila Davis and Maegan Little; third grade — Anthony Njiti, Kelcee Ables and Brandon Buxton; sixth grade — Jonathan Jackson, Sarah Chipley, Charlie Martin, Faith Marshall, Trevor Talbot, Anna-

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beth Breeden, Kasey Brooks, Cameron Robbins and Amber Chase. • Students raised money for a walking track by participating in Fit for the Future during recess. • Sixth-grade awards were presented as follows: Most Helpful — Mekahel Dotson, Abigail Barnes, Andrew Hurt, Faith Marshall, Warner Buxton and Annabeth Breeden; Most School Spirit — Landon Porter, Holly Hayes, Tyler Lewis, Ashton Brumfield, Jack Richardson and Vera Ann Fedell; Friendliest — Collin DeRossette, Cameron Kitchens, Walter Boyd, Bobbi Taylor, Warner Buxton and Cameron Robbins; Quietest — Jonah Juve, Kasey Brooks, Trevor Talbot, Leah Brown, Asher Carson and Cameron Robbins; Loudest — Kamren Ellis, Glen-

isha Fortenberry, Marcus Harmon, Kierra Wells, Dillon Little and Keanna Green; Silliest — Collin DeRossette, Holly Hayes, Tyler Lewis, Lylen Fisher, Laylen Wilson and Keanna Green; Most Studious — Mekahel Dotson, Madilyn Green, Trevor Talbot, Faith Marshall, Jonathan Jackson and Annabeth Breeden; Most Likely to Succeed — Collin DeRossette, Madilyn Green, Trevor Talbot, Faith Marshall, Warner Buxton and Annabeth Breeden; Most Athletic — Dillon Green, Tyra Prentiss, Mason Boyd, Lylen Fisher, Jack Richardson and Emme Robbins.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders from the pre-kindergarten class of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn were Shane Levins,

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: Breakfast Chicken Patty w/ Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Cereal, Graham Crackers, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Sausage & Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Scramble Egg, Grits, Toast w/ Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday: Pepperoni Pizza, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Tater Tots, Tossed Salad, Apple Delicious, Orange Smiles, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Assorted Sherbert, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: BBQ Chicken, Hamburger, Cheesy Broccoli, Vegetable Sticks, Peach Slices, Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Steak Fingers, Vegetable Beef Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Orange Smiles, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, Burrito

Samuel Semi, Carli Beth Blok, Madison Smith, Mercedez Williamson, Jaylen Smith, Bailey Tillman, Journey Harris, Melissa Womble and Kei’Mya Walton. All kindergarten classes attended a production of “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Vicksburg High School. • First-grade teachers will host a family literacy night from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday. First-graders of Brooke Hughes and Pam Elam traced their body silhouettes and placed organs during a study of human anatomy and body systems. • Guest Kenya Cobbs read “Garden Friends” to secondgraders of Kimberly Rhodman and Felecia Meyers. After reading “Max Found Two Sticks,” the students played different drums and created drums from cups.

& Chili Topping, Corn On The Cob, Raw Veggies w/ Dip, Grapes, Fruit Bowl, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Chicken Nuggets, Chef Salad, Mashed Potatoes w/ Cheese, Cheesy Broccoli, Kiwi Wedges, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Secondary Schools Breakfast Monday: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Biscuit Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Secondary Schools Lunch Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Cheeseburger, Vegetable Soup & Sandwich, Chef Salad, Baked Potato, Seasoned Cabbage, Tossed Salad, Peach Slices, Fruit Bowl, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Central Mississippi Corn Bread, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit Juice, Milk

• Open registration continues for the 2011-2012 school year. Classes are available for students age 1 to kindergarten. More information is available by calling 601-6361288. • In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Becky Trawick, a literacy coach with Center for Education Innovation in Jackson, dressed as Cat in the Hat while Katie Ray, grandparent volunteer, read to students in classes of Cheryl Steven, Lynnette Smith and Gloria Sullivan. Sullivan’s kindergartners made and decorated floats to host a St. Patrick’s Day parade for other students. • Bo Slaughter of Waste Management spoke to students about his job and demonstrated how a disposal truck operates as part of a study of community helpers. Continued on Page B3.

Tuesday: Egg Roll, Fried Rice, Ham & Cheese Wrap, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Green Beans, Oven Fries, Broccoli & Cauliflower Polonaise, Cinnamon Apples, Calico Fruit, Fruit Bowl, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Hamburger, Loaded Baked Potato, Chef Salad, Taco Soup, Seasoned Lima Beans, Macaroni & Cheese, Garden Salad, Tropical Apples, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Grapes, Central Mississippi Cornbread, String Cheese, Crackers, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Noodle Soup Combo, Ham, Turkey, & Cheese on Bun, Chef Salad, Oven Fries, Garden Salad, Baked Potato, Mexicali Corn, Apple & Orange Wedges, Banana Berry Blend, Fruit Bowl, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Vegetable Beef Soup & Sandwich, Popcorn Shrimp PoBoy, Breaded Chicken Fiesta Melt, Chef Salad, Broccoli Salad, Corn On The Cob, Quick Baked Potatoes, Cinnamon Apples, Peach Slices, Grapes, Milk, Fruit Juice


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school by school Continued from Page B2. • Two-year-old students of Jessica Wicker made chef’s hats and baked goodies after discussing bakers as community helpers and made shamrock masks. • Teri Conerly’s toddlers imitated sounds and movements of animals and made string-art animal tracks as they discussed imagination. Kari Dupree’s toddlers painted shamrocks, ate grapes and played with PlayDoh after a study of the color green.

Hawkins Preschool • Applications are being accepted for the 2011-2012 school year. Early morning and extended day options are available. Call 601-636-7051 for more information. • Katrina Davis’ 2-year-olds made kites and colored lions. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds made marble-painted zebras and handprint lions, hosted a teddy bear picnic and read “Animals at the Zoo” after a study of the letter Z. • Sue Vandenakker’s 4-year-olds used zany zippers and explored zoo animals as part of a study of the letter Z. Deborah Clanton’s 4-yearolds painted and studied animal habitats. • A “leprechaun” left a pot of gold for 4-year-olds as part of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Hinds Career and Technical • Marketing I and II students are working the Belk Charity Sale April 16 and are selling $5 tickets to support DECA conference travel. Tickets may be purchased by calling 601-629-6808. Selling the highest number of tickets for the week were Manjinder Singh and J.J. Mounger. • Students who worked with the SpongeBob promotional event at Vicksburg Mall were Kaci Holdiness, Dylan Dement, Summer Hudson, Eleanor Thompson, Janki Parekh, Ronsheen Ross-Hunter, Raegan Jones and Jessica Sanders. • Marketing I students presented classmates with a “warm fuzzy” — positive comments and praise during a study of interpersonal skills. Marketing II students are preparing for the C-PAS test that will administered March 29. • Entrepreneur of the Week is Alfredo’s Italian Restaurant simulated by Dylan Dement, second-year marketing student who offered 2-for-1 meal selections in a promotional display. • Marketing I and Marketing II students will attend MS Braves Career Day activities April 11 at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Cost, $20, is due and will include game ticket,

T-shirt and stadium tour. Any interested DECA alumni or parent may contact Donna Cook at 601-629-6808.

Jacob’s Ladder • Alayn Bufkin was Leader of the Week. • Students welcomed Ashton Beard as new parttime assistant teacher. • Vanessa Shiers visited with students Monday. • Students visited Catfish Row and City Front. • Students helped clean The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, after the Lenten lunch.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Ethan Little, Landen Lee, Peyton McBroom, Christina Myers, Lane Nevels, Rhae Height, Hannah Grace Parker, Haley Oldenburg, Sara Pratt and Willon Swartz. • Activity teachers Robin Dixon, Angela Kurtz, Wynn Pratt, Lorraine Copeland and Ray Burroughs rewarded students with good behavior with a popcorn-and-movie party. Dixon, Kurtz and Pratt dressed as a favorite Dr. Seuss character. • The school kicked off its first Fun Fit Friday with a presentation by Sharonda Medina about self-esteem and a nutrition lesson and exercise led by Gail Kavanaugh. • Spring pictures will be taken Thursday. All students will take an individual picture and will receive a proof in about two weeks. Students who wish to take buddy pictures must prepay for those packages. Yearbooks are on sale for $16; deadline to order is March 30. • Thursday and March 31 are blue jean days for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Students may pay $1 for each day to wear blue jeans on those days.

Miss Vicksburg Elyssa Lassiter. Judges were Rebecca Lancaster, art teacher; Bert Bryant of Project Sync; and Kenya Burks, City of Vicksburg chief of staff. • Terry Vandeventer, “The Snake Man,” spoke to students about reptile safety and shared live reptiles. • The school will host Family Reading Night and a PTO meeting to nominate officers on April 7. • Amber Wright was a guest reader in Dee McCain’s first-grade class for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

South Park • Second-graders used adjectives to describe pictures created by classmates. • Fifth-graders used the “flip it” method as part of a think-aloud activity to boost reading comprehension. • Taffy Watkins’ students who met Accelerated Reader goals were Haylee Eade, Elizabeth Smith, Cameron Thomas, Kemiya Wallace, Carlyle Smith, Garrett Hopkins, Britney Lawrence and Shanitra Lee. • Kindergarten students of Angelia Donaghe and Susan McKinnie made leprechauns and graphed Lucky Charms to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The class welcomed a student teacher.

Vicksburg Catholic • Brandi Hoxie’s preschoolers ate moon pies, created space art with chalk, used a star projector and examined phases of the moon as part of a study of space. • A mischievous “leprechaun” visited Montessori students.

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• Students recognized as members of the Shining Star Celebrity Club for demonstrating respect and confidence were James Cunningham, Natalie Howard, Kayleigh McMillian, Laney McMillian, Chelsea Murray, Alexcia Sanchez, Lee’Shae Tyler, Frank Bradley, Shan’Darius Flowers, Alaina Graves, Gracie Holliman, Madison Houston, Garrison Owens, Charles Stimage, Kaitlin Brown, Stephnie Carter, Diyondra Harris, Taylor Jennings, Zyria Thomas, Zaniyah Truitt, Justise Watts, Steven Watts, Jalen Williams and Habilee Day. • Students and teachers participated in the “Sherman Has Talent” show for parents, grandparents, visitors and grades K-3. Hostess was

• Scholarships available for seniors include the Ellen Douglas for English majors at Delta State, Southern MS Alumni Association, Delta Sigma Theta book, ASMC business, Omega Psi Phi, Robert C. Byrd, Buick Achievers, Red Carpet Bowl, Elite Civic Club, National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women, Blacks in Government, MAS-MC, Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent, Joe & Feeney Elliott, T.K. Soul Undisputed No. 1 Fan Club, Association of Government Accountants, MML, Martin & Frances Gilchrist Memorial, MS Section of American Nuclear Society and Hinds Community College ACT, honors, artistic merit and Hi-Steppers. • Students selected for the VHS Hall of Fame were Christopher Bowser, Christine Figueroa, Anthony Hayden, Bryton Hixson, Keaton Jones, Hunter Lynch, Millan Nasif, Cassandra Pagan, Emily Sluis, Louis Smith and Perry Wolfe.

second step is making sure there is preparation behind the diploma,” Wise said. Toward that end, the National Governors Association is already spearheading the effort known as the Common Core standards initiative, which sets uniform benchmarks and has been adopted by 41 states. Though a spokeswoman for the association did not

immediately return a request for comment, Wise said he thinks state executives will be receptive. “Every governor knows this needs to be done,” he said. “Every governor would be looking for every partner he or she could find because they’re all definitely trying to do this.” But Robert Schwartz, academic dean at the Harvard

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• The school will offer Saturday tutoring for first-time test-takers of Algebra I, biology, English II and U.S. history on April 2, 9 and 16. Test schedule is as follows: today — English II writing; April 27 — English II; April 28 — Algebra I; April 29 — U.S. history; and May 3 — Biology I. Students may sign up with Barbara Johnson in room 103. Parents may register a student by calling 601-6362914, ext. 41. • Seniors participated in mock interviews through English classes in the Career Center with assistance from Ramona Warren, Shirley Smith, Brian Crawford and Alyshia Selmon, all of the Corps of Engineers; Lisa Houston of Regions Bank; Anita Oliphant of River Region Medical Center; James Cooley of Entergy; Mike Smith of Staffing Solutions; and Gloria James of the Mississippi Employment Service.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Jamerika Moore, Audrey Harris, Kenya Cobbs, Alexis L. Johnson and Chance Bishop. • Dressy Class Club members are the homerooms of Georgia Kelly, Amy Anderson, Malinda Grays, Ashley Smith, Zabraida Flowers, Crystal Hardy, Georgia Kemp, Grace LaBarre, Amy Hodges, LaToya Minor, Tommy Allen, Madonna Stacker, Regina O’Leary, Alice Jones, Deidra Williams, Cassandra Ringo, LaShonda Keyes-Smith, Tasha Thompson, Dionne Smith and Chandrea Williams. • Madonna Stacker’s students used plastic bottles and balloons to study the lungs. They used sugar and a carbonated drink to study the release of dissolved gas. Recognized for excellent behavior for the week were Odell Montgomery, Evan Price and Stephan Rowan.   • The VIS library will host a book fair today-March 31. Students rewarded with a sleepover for meeting the Principal’s Accelerated Reader goal were Hayden Hughes, Nathan Mosley, Viraj Patel, La’Deidre Evans, Ta’Mykal Jackson, Ashley Vail, Cody Hill, Darrion Howard, Lakendra Hubbard, Sedria McKinley, Ashley Erves, Cassidy Walls, Evan Price, Logan Tillman, JaMiyah Jackson, Malcolm Williams, Jaime Gilliam, Leola Jones, Marissa Peterson, Kionna Wilkerson, Taleesha Jackson, Sha’Derika Shorter, Lanitra Walker, Shane Caves, Nicholas Crasta and Hunter Hughes. • Honor Choir members, under the direction of Lou Ann Dykes, who participated in the District Honor

Choir program were Jewel Adamson, Taylor Bennett, Shivani Bhikha, Jonathan Boyd, Carmen Braxton, Mya Brooks, Tiaundra Brown, De’ja Caston, Claire Cowart, Katie Cowart, Nicholas Crasta, Ka’Terriana Davis, Breazlyn Dillon, Sage Eastman, Ashley Erves, Raleigh Floyd, Vicky Galey, Aliyah Henderson, Heather Kindhart, Lizbeth Lemus-Angel, Vincent Liu, Shianne McGee, Mackenzie Milburn, Candice Moore, Destiny Morgan, Hailey Randolph, Ariyah Richardson, Laura Rivera, Mia Ross, Kelsey Stewart, McKenzie Thomason, Tera Thompson, Rickia Walker, Kevin Williams, Blake Wilson and Diamond Woods.

Vicksburg Junior High • A limited number of 2011, all-color yearbooks are on sale for $30 by contacting Arlene Walton in room 314.

Warren Central High • Students caught doing something good were Ashley Proctor, Trina Lloyd, Megan Holman, Karlee Herman, Molly Halpin, Courtney Qualls, Clayton Ashley and sixth-period classes of Roberts and Privett. • Staff Members of the Week were T.J. McCalpin and Arlean Smith.

Warren Central Intermediate • Art classes created MCT2 cards with pictures, song and poems. • School bus evacuation drills are ongoing this week. • Campus beautification will be March 30. • Student recognition will be March 31. • Project wisdom theme is Making the World a Better Place.

Warren Junior High • Selected as eighth-grade cheerleaders for 20112012 were Destiny Ballard, Jazlyn Bowie, Ja’America Dixon, Joel Erves, Tess Frazier, Mattie Jones, Addison Mathis, Cassie Pierce, Carley Pitzer, Hannah Reihl, Victoria Ross, Marlee Stewart, Carly Grace Stribling, Sydney Wooten and Kaylin Young. • Warren Junior students will participate in a mock MCT2 test Tuesday-March 31. • The school’s choir participated in the Honor Choir program on Tuesday. • Miss Vicksburg Elyssa Lassiter visited with current eighth-grade cheerleaders and led them in a Zumba dance routine. • A mandatory parent’s forum will be held for all current eighth-graders and their parents at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Warren Central High School

auditorium to complete the registration process.

Warrenton • Top Accelerated Reader classes were Myra Grey’s second grade, Velma Wince’s sixth grade and Angeline Baker’s fifth grade. Top readers were: sixth grade — Jacob Cochran, Jason Lee, Stacy Houston, Alexis Avila and Sarah Heister; fifth grade — Zach Moore, Chloe Emfinger, Taylor Johnson, Destinee Shaiffer and Jon Bantugan; fourth grade — Andre Ranis, Maha Saleh, Dremiya O’Neal, Raymond Nix and Teleia Sanders; third grade — Ian Gordon, Benjamin Holmes, Michael Buchanan, Brandon Cabezas, Kameron Batty and Jaylen M. Davis; second grade — Amanda Wright, Jeremiah Shelby, Jonothan Nowell, Maria Bunton and Samuel Flores; first grade — Terri’Aunce Edwards, Cheyenne McCullough, Adria Burks, Carlos Rollins, Amanda DeRousse and Michyla Redden. • Kat Hilderbrand’s top GATES point-earners were second-graders Dylan Cochran and Baily Ferguson; third-graders Ian Gordon and JaQuaisa Porter; fourthgraders Andre Ranis, Asia Brown and William Shelby; and fifth-graders Jon Bantugan, Chloe Emfinger and Zachary Moore. • Students of the Month for February were Dania Castaneda Sanchez, Taegan Thompson, Malik Franklin, Kendall Parson, Terri’Aunce Edwards, Haley Markham, Jiarus Cobbs, Ian Hagan, Kameren Batty, Joshua Pedyfoot, Michael Sims, Stacy Houston, Shunterrance Walton and Elijah Bridges. • Right on Target winners were Bri’Anna Bell, Kerri McGee, Serena Clark, Jiarus Cobbs, Dylan Wright, Tamira Parson and Jason Lee. • Warrenton Chief T-shirts are available in pastel colors for $10 by contacting Karen Gray in kindergarten. Twelve copies of the fullcolor 2010-2011 yearbook are available; forms may be filled out and left in the office to reserve a copy.

Woodlawn Baptist • Leaders for the 3-year-old class were Tara Bailey, Ryan Steed, Jake Bryant, Hayes Grant and Mallory Beard. Ashtin Wallace was caught doing something kind. • Leaders for the 4-year-old class were Barrett Shows, Kaitlyn Bell, Kiara Frazier, Ariell Haggan and Jaz Simmons. Chloe Barnard and Will Wright were caught doing something kind. • Four-year-olds enjoyed a hamburger party for raising the most pennies for the Children’s Shelter.

College Continued from Page B1. • Make it easier for students to transfer. • Use data to drive decision making. • Accelerate learning and reduce costs. • Target adults, especially those with some college but no degree. Former Democratic West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, said the recommended strategies have proved effective but are only one part of the puzzle. States must also significantly raise high school graduation rates, while increasing the preparation of high school students for collegelevel classes, Wise said. Education Department data shows that about one-third of first-year college students nationwide had taken at least one remedial course in the 2007-08 school year. At twoyear colleges, 42 percent had taken at least one remedial course. “It’s about first getting the high school diploma, and the

Graduate School of Education, cautioned that hitting the goal of a 60 percent national graduation rate by 2020 still will not be a panacea. Schwartz heads the Pathways to Prosperity Project, which released a study in February concluding that the U.S. education system should offer greater emphasis on occupational instruction.

“What’s the strategy for the other 40 percent of people?” he said. “We can’t keep saying, ‘College for all, college for all,’ and yet set targets that even if you could meet them are going to leave out very large proportions of young people.” Also Tuesday, the Education Department announced $20 million in grants for innovations designed to improve

success and productivity at postsecondary schools. The administration has proposed another $123 million in competitive funds for programs that speed learning, boost completion rates and hold down tuition. A second proposed program of $50 million would reward states and institutions for producing more college grads.

All Parents of Students with Disabilities Located within the Vicksburg Warren School District Attendance Zone The Vicksburg Warren School District is in the process of preparing its special education programs application for the 2011-2012 school year. The application includes programs that are funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Each parent located in the Vicksburg Warren School District’s attendance zone that would like to participate in a special education planning meeting should contact Eddie Spann, director, at 601-636-4371 by Thursday, March 31, 2011 for more details. All federal programs are contingent upon their reauthorization by the federal government.


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On the calendar: • Birdie, Bogey and Boogie — 6:30 p.m. April 1 at Vicksburg Country Club; golf tournament after-party with dinner, dancing, silent auction; $20 per person; Kristi Smith: 662-588-6638 or fundraising@javicksburg.org.

this week’s recipes

Shortcake 1 1/2 pounds strawberries, stemmed and quartered 5 tablespoons sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream Whipped cream For the topping: Mix strawberries with three tablespoons of sugar and chill 30 minutes. For the cake: Preheat oven to 400. Sift flour, baking powder and soda, two tablespoons of sugar and salt. Add heavy cream and mix. Place mixture in an ungreased, 8-inch square pan and bake 20 minutes. Remove cake from pan and place on a rack to cool slightly. Cut into six pieces and split each horizontally. Spoon some of the strawberries and juice onto each shortcake bottom. Top with whipped cream and then the shortcake top. Spoon more strawberries over the top. For the whipped cream: 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled 3 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest Using a mixer, beat the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest until soft peaks form, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.

Minty Lemonade 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup water 1/4 cup Elixir G 2 teaspoons minced lemongrass 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1/2 cup freshly squeezed and chilled lemon juice 16 ounces ginger ale Ice 1 cup fresh mint leaves In a saucepan over medium, combine sugar, water, Elixir G, lemongrass and zest. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cool, then chill. When ready to serve, strain simple syrup and lemon juice into a 2-quart pitcher. Mix in the ginger ale. Place a few ice cubes in four, 16-ounce glasses. Put a 1/4 cup of the mint in each glass, top with a couple more ice cubes and muddle. Fill the rest of the glasses with ice, and pour.

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Dessert easy as pie with Martha By Michele Kayal The Associated Press Whoever coined the phrase “easy as pie” clearly didn’t bake much. Enter Martha Stewart... Again. Stewart’s latest cookbook — simply named “Pies and Tarts” — offers more than 150 recipes whose clear instructions, gorgeous photos and brevity (all recipes fit on one page) take the intimidation out of pastry. Organized by category from “classic” (think apple) to “free-form” (no pie plate handy?) to “artful” (double lattice crusts, shingled leaves), the book lets users pick pies according to their skill and occasion. From savory tarts to milehigh meringues, the range of pastries offered makes the book useful for dinner or dessert, winter or summer, weeknights and weekends. Mini chicken potpies with herbed crust make a hearty winter meal, while vegetable tartlets filled with zucchini and tomatoes are an elegant summer lunch. Everyday desserts such as the fruit tart with a cookielike crust can be made all year long with whatever’s in the market, and free-form

Coconut and Berry Passover Tart

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Nuts, matzo replace flour in this sticky concoction For the syrup: 1/2 cup water 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom To serve: 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, toasted

By The Associated Press To be suitable for Passover, baked goods must be made without flour. This cake replaces it with a blend of matzo meal and ground nuts that then are flavored with honey, coconut, orange zest and spices. The result is a satisfyingly syrupy-sticky cake that is wonderfully delicious.

Honey Coconut Cake Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 8 For the cake: 1 cup sliced or slivered almonds 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

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Honey Coconut Cake 1/3 cup matzo meal 4 eggs 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt

Zest of 1 orange 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Heat the oven to 300. Coat an 8-inch springform pan with cooking spray, then line the bottom with parchment paper. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the almonds, coconut and matzo until the mixture is reduced to coarse crumbs. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the eggs, honey,

sugar and salt. Beat with the whisk attachment on high until very thick, about 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in the zest, cinnamon and cardamom. Fold the coconut and almond mixture into the eggs in 2 batches. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted at the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, 35 to 40 minutes. While the cake bakes, make the syrup. In a small saucepan over medium-high, combine the water, sugar, honey, orange juice and cardamom. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside. When the cake is finished See Coconut, Page C2.


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Martha Continued from Page C1. galettes — in which the dough is simply rolled and folded over a mound of fresh fruit — are easy enough for a busy Tuesday night. Even special occasion desserts like billowy Key lime pie with graham cracker crust and dainty tartlets filled with persimmon and caramel cream appear straightforward. For the holidays, you’ve got Neapolitan Easter pie filled with wheat berries and ricotta and a berry tart snuggled into a macaroon-like crust of coconut and egg white. And it is flour- and dairy-free for Passover. True to the formula of Stewart’s books, an instructional chapter offers the 1-2-3 of crust making, excellent tips about freezing ingredients so you’re ready when guests pop by, and a graduated lesson on mastering piemaking skills from singlecrust affairs to dried-fruit compotes with star-lattice designs. Who knows? Maybe it was Stewart who called pie-making “easy.”

Coconut and Berry Passover Tart This simple berry-topped tart is perfect for Passover. It sports a coconut crust that is both chewy and crispy, a pudding-like vanilla-almond filling and mounds of fresh fruit. Start to finish: 1 hour 15

minutes (plus cooling) Servings: 8 For the crust: 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut 1/2 cup sugar 2 large eggs, separated 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt For the filling: 1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk 4 tablespoons sugar, divided 2 teaspoons arrowroot or cornstarch 2 tablespoons almond paste 1 cup almond flour 1/2 cup soy cream cheese

(preferably Tofutti) 5 tablespoons apricot jam 4 cups mixed fresh berries, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries and raspberries Heat the oven to 350. To prepare the crust, in a medium bowl combine the coconut, sugar, the 2 egg whites, vanilla and salt. Press the mixture into the bottom and up sides of a 9-inch round fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Set aside. To make the filling, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into a small saucepan,

then add the pod. Set over medium-high heat, then stir in the soy milk and 2 tablespoons of the sugar. Bring to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the 2 egg yolks, arrowroot and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Add the hot soy-milk mixture in a slow, steady stream, whisking until combined. Return the mixture to the pan, and whisk over medium heat until thickened, about 2 minutes. Discard the vanilla pod. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on medium to beat the soy-milk mixture and almond paste for 5 minutes. Beat in the almond flour and soy cream cheese. With an offset spatula, spread the mixture evenly over the crust. Bake for 15 minutes. Cover the edges of the tart with foil. Bake until set, another 15 to 25 minutes. Let the tart cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Unmold. In a small saucepan over medium, heat the jam until loose. With an offset spatula, spread the jam evenly over the tart. Arrange the berries on top, and serve. Nutrition information per serving: 409 calories; 184 calories from fat (45 percent of total calories); 20 g fat (13 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 54 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 9 g protein; 5 g fiber; 188 mg sodium.

Dainty dessert

Chains take a bite out of sweet tooth By Michelle Locke The Associated Press

Small is big when it comes to dessert trends. From Mini-Blizzards at Dairy Queen to the new line of Petites launched by Starbucks, sweets are shrinking to fit a craving for snack-sized portions. “There’s a huge trend of mini desserts,” says Annie YoungScrivner, global chief marketing officer for Starbucks. “Our research shows that customers are looking for that little something in the afternoon. They don’t want it to be very big. They just want a couple of bites of something to complement their tea or espresso or other beverage.” And so Starbucks Petites were launched. The line features eight items — all of which pack fewer than 200 calories each and cost $1.50 — including cake pops (cakeon-a-stick), whoopee pies and lemon squares. The move toward smaller desserts started some years ago, says Kathy Hayden, a food service analyst for Chicago-based Mintel research company. Eating healthier was one factor. Another was having more choices; now you could have a bite of apple pie and a spoonful of pudding. And when the economy went sour, the smaller price tag of tiny treats became all the sweeter. Bite-sized desserts have made the top five restaurant trends for the past four years, according to surveys by the National Restaurant Association, though that seems to have settled down. The mini treats came in as the 35th trend out of 226 in a “What’s Hot in 2011” survey of more than 1,500 chefs. A pioneer in petite patisserie was Seasons 52, an Orlando, Fla.-based chain that specializes in fresh,

A Dairy Queen Mini Blizzard

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Petites, Starbucks’ mini-dessert product, sit in a display case as Emily Sly takes an order at a Seattle store. healthy options and has nothing on the menu over 475 calories. Coming up with a dessert was a challenge, says Cliff Pleau, senior director of culinary and bev-

erages. But then someone suggested, “Why don’t you get the real thing and stuff it in a little cup?” He went out and bought dessert ingredients, got some shot glasses and within a few hours the concept of Mini Indulgences was born. The desserts, which include Key lime pie and chocolate and peanut butter mousse, cost about $2.50. Most have between 200 and 300 calories. The key, says Pleau, is to make sure the flavors are intense. “We’ve got 3 ounces to really get our point across.” Mini desserts also have been popping up at quick-serve restaurants, like Dairy Queen, which last summer introduced Mini-Blizzards, 6-ounce versions of their trademark

Blizzard soft-serve frozen dessert. The mini, about half the size of the smallest Blizzard, was a response to customer feedback, says Michael Keller, chief brand officer. “There was a very large trend afoot in general with how consumers were eating and, specifically, Blizzard customers were looking for something a little smaller and therefore easier on their wallet and easier for some of them on their calorie counts,” he says. Can smaller desserts result in smaller Americans? “I don’t think anyone’s losing weight from them,” says Hayden. “I think that they’re a nice little extra.”

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Mexican eatery says ‘si’ to Passover menu By Michelle Locke The Associated Press

hurry with which the Jews left Egypt and slavery — they didn’t have time to wait for Do salsa and gefilte fish bread to rise — is a key ingredient at Passover, and also mix? They do if you’re Howard presents a bit of a pairing Greenstone a “nice Jewish challenge. “It makes me think of boy from Jersey,” who is CEO and president of Rosa Mexi- Thanksgiving. You have a cano, a small chain of upscale number of different foods that dry out the palate. I Mexican restaurants. The idea of offering Pass- would keep the wines light, over-themed food came up aromatic and juicy — gamay seven years ago when some (the red grape found in Beauof Greenstone’s investors, who jolais wine), pinot noir, caberare from Mexico, began talk- net franc,” Pactor said. For those ing about seeking a the tradition fuller-bodof Jewish ied red, culture in malbec from Mexico City. Argentina or “I thought sangiovese it would be (the grape great,” says found in ChiGreenstone. anti) would “I grew up be good eating Eastchoices. ern European Jewish Matzo, a cracker-like unleav- Going out to eat during food — not ened bread Passover the highest is popular, flavor probut finding a certified kosher file you’ll ever find.” Working with his chef at the restaurant open on Passover time, he developed a menu can be tough, says Elan Kornand “people loved it. It was blum, publisher and president of Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Great pretty amazing.” According to the National Kosher Restaurants MagaJewish Population Survey, zine, which deals only with two-thirds of U.S. Jews hold fully kosher restaurants. To get certification for Passand/or attend a Passover seder. Restaurants serving over, a restaurant has to be kosher-style food like Rosa strictly supervised by kosher Mexicano wouldn’t be suitable authorities and follow a for the 21 percent of U.S. Jews number of labor-intensive prowho keep kosher, according to cedures, including blow-torchthe survey. But its menus do ing the surface of the ovens to make use of traditional ingre- remove any food residue from dients while avoiding things before the holiday. The handlike mixing meat and milk or ful of restaurants in Manhattan that are certified are “just serving leavened bread. The Rosa Mexicano menus slammed” during the eight also follow guidelines for days of Passover. While few restaurants go Sephardic Jews, the Jews of Spain, Portugal, North Africa to those lengths, kosher-style and the Middle East and their meals seem to be becoming descendants versus those for more popular, offering items Ashkenazi Jews, the Jews of like matzo ball soup and brisFrance, Germany, and East- ket for people who want to ern Europe and their descen- get the feeling of the Passdants. A key difference is that over meal. “This is, for them, during Pesach, or Passover, a connection of Passover,” he which begins at sunset April says. On the menu at Rosa Mexi19 this year, Sephardic Jews cano restaurants this year (in can eat corn and rice. Mind you, mixing Passover New York, Washington, D.C., and the restaurant experience Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami can bring challenges. Pairing and New Jersey) there’ll be wines with traditional Pass- corned beef flautas with a over foods, for example, isn’t spicy mustard salsa verde. easy, says Scott Pactor, owner “I’m sure whether you’re of Appellation Wine & Spirits Jewish or not there will be lots in New York City. Luckily, the of folks that will try it,” says number of high-quality kosher Greenstone. Another option, brisket wines has been growing in recent years, meaning there’s baked in a banana leaf and stuffed cabbage. In this case a lot from which to choose. If the menu has some kick to the stuffing will be salmon and it, like Rosa Mexicano’s food, it will be served with a Verahe would recommend some- cruzana sauce, a traditional thing with a little residual Mexican sauce made from sugar, like the White by White tomatoes, capers, olives and blend from Weinstock Cellars. jalapeños. Or how about a pickled Another choice is a lighterbodied red such as cabernet herring salad? “We’re shaving jicama really thin, like a franc or pinot noir. For starchy traditional little round taco and we put dishes such as potato kugel homemade pickled herrings and noodle kugel, blends of on top with a green bean pico savory and sweet, Pactor de gallo.” “We like to have some fun would go again with a wine that has a little residual sugar with it and we like to showcase to complement the cinnamon some Jewish foods, authentic Jewish foods with a little often found in noodle dishes. Matzo, the unleavened bread bit of a Mexican twist,” says which commemorates the Greenstone.

Coconut Continued from Page C1. baking, use a skewer to poke holes across the surface of the cake. Pour 2/3 cup of syrup over the cake. Allow to cool. To serve, run a knife along the outside of the pan and remove the sides of the pan. Transfer to a serving platter and remove the bottom of the pan. Peel off the parchment paper if it doesn’t come off by

itself. Top with the toasted coconut and serve with the extra syrup, rewarming if desired. Nutrition information per serving): 400 calories; 126 calories from fat (26 percent of total calories); 7 g fat (1 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 36 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrate; 4 g protein; 1 g fiber; 97 mg sodium.

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Cut the fat in classic guacamole By Jim Romanoff The Associated Press The flesh of a ripe Hass avocado is so luxuriously buttery and creamy you know from the first bite that it’s loaded with fat. The great news is that it nevertheless is good for you. The fat that’s in an avocado is mostly the healthier monounsaturated kind, similar to olive and nut oils. Avocados also contain loads of healthful nutrients and antioxidants. And if all these nutritional bonuses weren’t enough, research has shown that adding avocado to a plain green salad helps your body absorb more of the nutrients from the other ingredients. Still, even good fats are high in calories. So for this recipe we figured out a way to get all the benefits of avocado while cutting a bit of the fat. This bright green sweet pea and avocado guacamole is a spring-inspired version of the classic dip, and has a fresh, crisp flavor that is brightened by plenty of fire-roasted chilies, lime juice and chopped fresh cilantro. The sweet baby peas lighten the guacamole while adding impressive amounts of vitamins. Use this dip as you would a traditional guacamole.

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Sweet Pea and Avocado Guacamole

Sweet Pea and Avocado Guacamole Start to finish: 10 minutes Makes about 2 1/2 cups (12 servings) 2 cups frozen baby peas, thawed 1 medium Hass avocado 1 small red onion, finely chopped 4-ounce can fire-roasted

green chilies, drained 1/4 cup lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro In a food processor, combine the peas, avocado, onion, chilies, lime juice, garlic, cumin and salt. Process until smooth, scrap-

ing down the sides of the processor bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the cilantro and pulse until just blended. Nutrition information per serving: 51 calories; 22 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 2 g fat (0 g saturated; 0 g trans fats);0 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrate; 2 g protein; 3 g fiber; 78 mg sodium.

Creamy sauce — no canned soup required the scallion. Stir to combine with the mushrooms. Bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute. Serve chicken and mushroom sauce over noodles, rice or bread. Nutrition information per serving (not including serving starch): 477 calories; 245 calories from fat (51 percent of total calories); 27 g fat (9 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 140 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrate; 43 g protein; 0 g fiber; 184 mg sodium.

By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor It’s hard to go wrong with heavy cream and mushrooms. Actually, you could just stop with the heavy cream. But we’ll pretend the addition of mushrooms to this easy, comforting weeknight dinner somehow makes it virtuous. If nothing else, relying on real, fresh ingredients will certainly be better for you than popping open a can of cream-of-anything soup. This recipe is ridiculously easy. Make a vinaigrette-like marinade and give some chicken breasts a bath in it for about 20 minutes. I keep the marinade simple with little more than oil, vinegar, garlic and smoked paprika, but you can add any other seasonings that excite you. Next, you sautÊ some mushrooms, then add the chicken. When everything is cooked, you dump in some cream and call it dinner. You’re going to want to eat this with something to sop up all that sauce. Hunks of French bread would be nice, but egg noodles or rice would be great, too.

Chicken with Smoky Mushroom Cream Sauce Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 6 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika Salt and ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 pound sliced button mushrooms 1/2 cup white wine

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USDA funds research on crops, climate change MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — will grow in those areas and The federal government is are adaptable to the changes investing $60 million in three in the climate. So really it major studies on the effects comes down to if we don’t do of climate change on crops this, we may have some food and forests to help ensure shortages in certain kinds of farmers and foresters can foods.� The corn project will be led continue producing food and timber while trying to limit by a rural sociologist, Lois the impact of a changing Wright Morton of Iowa State University. She said the colenvironment. The three studies take a new laboration between climatolapproach to crop and climate ogists, soil scientists, plant scientists and research others means by b r i n g the researching together ers will be researchasking quesers from a t i o n s t h ey wide variety might never of fields and have thought encouraging of before. them to find “We really solutions have assemappropriate bled what I to specific really think of geographic as the really areas. One top scientists study will in the agriculfocus on Midtural arena to western corn, address these another on (issues),� wheat in the Iowa State University Wright Northwest and a third researcher Lois Wright Morton said, adding that on Southern Morton her team pine forests. Shifting weather patterns members are not only experts already have had a big effect in their fields, they’re willing on U.S. agriculture, and the to learn from others. “That’s a country needs to prepare pretty potent combination.� Tim Martin, a professor of for even greater changes, said Roger Beachy, direc- tree physiology at the Univertor of the National Institute sity of Florida and the head of Food and Agriculture, an of the forestry project, said arm of the U.S. Department it will focus on the loblolly of Agriculture. And since the pine, which covers 80 percent changes are expected to vary of the planted forestland in from region to region, he said the southeastern U.S. Southdifferent areas will need dif- ern-pine forests produce ferent solutions. Some areas more wood products than may gain longer growing sea- any others in the country, sons or suffer more frequent and they pull a huge amount floods, while others may of carbon dioxide out of the experience more droughts or atmosphere, making them important to the economy shorter growing seasons. “What the climatologists and environment, he said. Martin’s team will aim to have predicted is that the areas that were at one time maximize the amount of wet will in fact be dry and carbon stored in those forests hot, not wet and cool,� Beachy and in wood products, such said as an example. “If that’s as 2-by-4-inch boards used to correct, then we need to build houses. have varieties of crops that

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Chicken with Smoky Mushroom Cream Sauce 1/2 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 scallion, finely sliced Bread, noodles or rice, for serving In a large bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, the vinegar, garlic, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well, then set aside. One at a time lay each chicken breast on the cutting surface and slice across the center horizontally to create 2 thin halves. Add the chicken to the bowl,

turn to coat, cover and set aside for 20 minutes. When ready to cook, in a large sautĂŠ pan over mediumhigh, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the mushrooms and sautĂŠ until browned, about 8 minutes. Add the chicken and any marinade in the bowl to the pan. Brown the chicken on both sides, about 4 minutes per side. Add the wine and gently shake the pan to help deglaze it. Reduce heat to low, then add the cream, the thyme and

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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” — To improve his reputation, an unpopular teenager, Nick Cannon, hires a cheerleader, Christina Milian, to pose as his girlfriend./8 on VH1 ■ SPORTS College basketball — Two teams can punch their ticket to the NIT’s final four tonight. College of Charleston and Wichita State take the floor in the first half of a quarterfinal doubleheader, then Alabama hosts Miami at 8 p.m./6 and 8 on ESPN2 ■ PRIMETIME Nick Cannon “Modern Family” — Claie and Phil are worried when they learn Luke has befriended their cantankerous old neighbor; Jay tries to avoid attending a symphony concert with Gloria and Manny; Haley baby-sits Lily./8 on ABC

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Marty Allen, comedian, 89; Ric Ocasek, singer-producer, 62; Chaka Khan, singer, 58; Amanda Plummer, actress, 54; Richard Grieco, actor, 46; Michelle Monaghan, actress, 35; Keri Russell, actress, 35; Perez Hilton, gossip columnist-blogger, 33; Paul Martin, country singer, 33. ■ DEATHS Loleatta Holloway — The disco singer known for the 1980 hit “Love Sensation” has died. Her manager, Ron Richardson, said Holloway died of heart failure Monday night at a suburban Chicago hospital. Holloway, 64, recorded several disco singles, including “Hit and Run” and “Runaway.” But she’s best known for “Love Sensation.” Her vocals were sampled by Black Box for the 1989 hit “Ride on Time” and by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch for the song “Good Vibrations” in 1991. Frank Neuhauser — The winner of the first national spelling bee in 1925, who won with the word “gladiolus,” and went on to become a patent lawyer, has died. Neuhauser, 97, died March 11 at his home in Silver Spring, Md., Francis J. Collins Funeral Home verified on Tuesday. He was 11 years old when he won the championship. His prizes included $500 in gold and a trip to the White House to meet President Calvin Coolidge. Neuhauser said he got ready for the contest by copying words from a dictionary into a blank book, and having his father quiz him each night.

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Reality show co-star Harrison arrested “Pawn Stars” reality TV show co-star Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison has been arrested after a barroom run-in at a California mountain resort. San Bernardino County sheriff ’s spokeswoman Arden Wiltshire said the 27-year-old Las Vegas man shoved a deputy and security guard late Sunday at Murray’s Saloon and Eatery in Big Bear Lake, which is about 80 miles northeast of Corey Los Angeles. Harrison Harrison was booked into the Big Bear Lake jail for investigation of battery and resisting arrest after the Sunday night’s incident. Wiltshire said Harrison was held for a couple of hours to let him sober up. He was cited and released.

Stern sues Sirius over bonus pay Howard Stern and his agent are suing Sirius XM Radio Inc. for failing to pay stock awards they say are due for helping it exceed subscriber growth targets on its way to becoming the dominant satellite radio service in the country. The New York-based company, which just signed Stern to a second five-year contract, said it was “surprised and disappointed” at the suit and said it had lived up to the obligations of their previous deal.

Ja Rule pleads guilty to $3M tax evasion Rapper and actor Ja Rule admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $3 million in income, and he faces up to three years in prison. The platinum-selling rapper, whose given name is Jeffrey Atkins, earned the money between 2004 and 2006 while he lived in Saddle River, an upscale community in northern New Jersey. If the plea conditions are met, the government will dismiss two counts against him for unpaid taxes on about $1 million he earned in Ja 2007 and 2008. Rule Atkins is scheduled to be sentenced June 13 on the three tax evasion charges. He faces up to one year in prison and $100,000 in fines on each count.

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Man nailed for bringing beer to court A New York man appearing before a judge on a felony drunken driving charge arrived at court an hour and a half late, drunk and carrying an open can of Busch beer, authorities said. Sullivan County Undersheriff Eric Chaboty said Keith Gruber of Swan Lake had four unopened beer cans in his bag Monday when he tried to walk through the metal detector at the county courthouse. Judge Frank LaBuda asked the 49-year-old Gruber if he enjoyed his “liquid lunch.” Gruber said he did, then said he was sorry. The judge revoked his bail and sent him to jail, where he remained Tuesday. Gruber was arrested Dec. 27 in the town of Liberty and was out on $30,000 cash bail. He has prior DWI convictions. The judge dismissed Gruber’s court-appointed lawyer Monday because Gruber refused to cooperate with him.

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Emeril pushes culinary program at N.O. school Students had to audition for 4-year curriculum NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans high school already famous for turning out budding musicians, dancers and painters will soon be graduating another kind of artist — one who is creative at the stove and chopping block. Renowned chef Emeril Lagasse and other chefs attended a ribbon cutting Tuesday at The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts honoring its new four-year program in culinary arts. Lagasse and his foundation are the lead backers of the program. “That’s a great size for a NOCCA program — especially for one that’s brand-new,” NOCCA spokesman Richard Read said Tuesday. “Our bigger programs, like Musical Theatre, have upward of 60 students, but there are much smaller programs, too, like Theatre Design and Creative Writing.” Students in the program, just like all of the students at the school, had to audition for their spots. This year the auditions consisted of an essay on why the student wanted to be a chef and an interview to find out the level of interest and experience he or she had. “We wanted to see if they really wanted to be a chef or if they just liked what they

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Emeril Legasse, third from right, and New Orleans chef Frank Brigtsen, 5th from right, with culinary students during the new Culinary Arts ceremony in New Orleans Tuesday saw on TV,” said chef Dana D’Anzi Tuohy, who will run the program. “Real life for chefs is nothing like it is on television.” Tuohy has 17 years’ experience in the food service business, most recently as the culinary director of Lagasse’s four Las Vegas restaurants. Johnson & Wales University, noted for its culinary program, wrote the four-year curriculum for high school students. They will study not only cooking, but food safety, nutrition, finding fresh products, the basics of how to conduct pur-

chasing, what things cost, and math skills for such things as increasing or decreasing recipes and business matters, Tuohy said. The students will also have the advantage of working with master chefs frequently. “The resource is so huge in New Orleans,” Tuohy said. “We have so many people to draw from.” Chef Frank Brigtsen, who was named the 1998 Best Chef: Southeast by James Beard, will be the Master Chef in residence. “I don’t know of any other

high school program that offers a program like this,” Tuohy said. “It will give these kids a wonderful leg up in the business.” The kitchen at the school is set up like a professional kitchen, not a classroom, to give the students a real-life experience, she said. It might also change the way future auditions are conducted for entry into the program. “We didn’t have the kitchen for the first auditions,” Tuohy said. “I can see us holding auditions there in the future.”

Britain’s royal wedding to be on iTunes LONDON (AP) — Prince William and Kate Middleton can go straight from Westminster Abbey to your personal playlist. For the first time in history, the entire April 29 royal wedding ceremony — includ-

ing the couple’s vows — will be released digitally within hours of the service through Britain’s Decca Records to online retailers such as iTunes, royal officials said today. William’s office and the

Source: Brown wrecks room after Roberts interview NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown trashed his dressing room at “Good Morning America” and broke a window with a chair Tuesday after cohost Robin Roberts asked him about his attack on Rihanna, according to a person familiar with the show. The person was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Security was called, but not police. Brown was on the ABC morning show Tuesday to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” released the same day. During his interview with Roberts, she asked him about the 2009 attack on his then-girlfriend — preceding her questions by noting he had been “very good” about talking about the attack. “It was very serious what you went through and what happened,” she said. “How have you been able to ...” A clearly agitated Brown tried to deflect the line of questioning, saying he was past that and wanted to focus on his new CD. “This album is what I want them to talk about and not what happened two years ago,” he said. Roberts laughed and thanked Brown for letting her discuss that matter with him, and after the interview, Brown performed. But instead of performing

another song for the online audience, as he was scheduled to do, he went to his dressing room and started Chris smashing Brown things, according to the person. In a statement, ABC News said: “As always, we ask questions that are relevant and newsworthy, and that’s what we did in this interview with Mr. Brown.” Reps for Brown did not immediately return phone calls for comment. Brown is on probation for his assault on Rihanna. Brown has been trying to rehabilitate his image since the attack, which occurred on the eve of the Grammys two years ago. After that, his once brilliant career was tarnished. His album “Graffiti,” released several months after that, was a poor seller.

record company said that an official audio recording of the event — as a CD, vinyl or cassette — will then hit stores on May 5. Decca Records — which also recorded the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana

— said the physical album will include a special collector’s booklet featuring the complete order of service, the readings, vows, hymns and blessings, and all the music from the ceremony.


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First-time mother-in-law prays for guidance Dear Abby: I have read with interest your columns with tales of discontent involving overbearing in-laws. Some of them have been downright frightening, although, of course, not all in-law relationships are fraught with conflict. I bring this up because I’m about to become a motherin-law for the first time. My oldest son will marry his longtime girlfriend early this summer. She’s a lovely girl, and we already consider her to be a cherished member of our family. I remember a “Mother-inLaw’s Prayer” that ran in your column years ago. It was a kind of “pep talk” from a woman to herself as she approaches mother-in-law status. I found it quite humorous. Would you please reprint it for me and for

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other mothers-in-law as the spring wedding season beckons? Hopefully, I won’t need to refer to it often. Also, how can I get the booklet that contains it? — Katherine M., Fort Wayne, Ind. Dear Katherine: Congratulations on your son’s forthcoming wedding. The item you referenced has been asked for many times. If all mother-in-law relationships were judged solely by the letters in my column, many people would conclude

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: An unusual number of surprises could be in the offing in the coming year, and fortunately, most of them will better your lifestyle or make you happier in some way. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you believe you can do something to further your interests, by all means go ahead and give it a try. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Something good could come out of a successful venture initiated by another. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You’ll be far more effective in committee situations if you let others think your good ideas were spawned by them. They’ll be far more cooperative if they think they are playing a role. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Before the day is out, you’ll be able to take advantage of all of several opportunities. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t hesitate to take someone up on his offer to let you join his group. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Regardless of how offbeat one of your concepts appears to be, give it a try. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Don’t let another’s idea frighten you just because it is on a much larger scale than you think feasible. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you think one of your endeavors can be greatly expanded upon, don’t hesitate to try out your idea. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Normally it isn’t wise to request business favors from friends, because it puts them in an awkward position. If you make it clear that they can profit as well, it’ll be OK. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Your best course of action is not to butt into what is already running smoothly. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — This is likely to be an exceptionally good day for working on or promoting something new, especially if it contains unique or innovative elements. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t hesitate to join a friend in taking on a possibly quite rewarding project.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m considered a very good athlete. I participate in three sports (football, basketball and baseball) and do well in each of them. I’m in the eighth grade and will be in high school in September. I want to play all three sports in high school, but my dad thinks that I should only concentrate on basketball. He thinks that this is my best sport, and he wants me to get a college scholarship for basketball. — Kyle, Erie, Pa. Kyle: When I was coaching varsity basketball at Hiawatha High School in Kirkland, Ill., I had three starting players who started in baseball, football and basketball. In fact, one of the basketball starters wound up as one of the leading scorers in Illinois history, which is quite a feat. He was also a good all-league football player as a quarterback, and one of the best baseball players (catcher) in the country. Gene Lamont was the first player selected by the Detroit

Tigers major league team. Gene played eight years in the major leagues, and eventually he was the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox. I might add that he was also an honors student! Needless to say, I’m all for student athletes participating in the sports they enjoy and excel in. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on August 28, 2003, James E. Horton and Oretha J. Horton, executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, National Association, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1419 at Page 837 and re-recorded in Book 1487 at Page 337; and WHEREAS, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, National Association, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated February 11, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1518 at Page 795; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and 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, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, 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, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: That part of Lots A & B of Short's Resurvey of Lot 39 Square 11 of Springfield Enlarged Subdivision, a plat of which is recorded in Deed Book G at pages 166 and 167 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Beginning on the North right of way of Jefferson Street and the East right of way of Locust Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi, running thence in a Northerly direction 98.52 feet along the East right of way of Locust Street to the point of beginning; thence continuing Northerly along the said East right of way of Locust Street 37.12 feet; thence perpendicular to said right of way and paralled to Jefferson Street in an Easterly direction 77.5 feet; thence in a Southerly direction and paralled to Locust Street 37.21 feet; thence in a Westerly direction and paralled to Jefferson Street 77.5 feet to the point of beginning. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 4th day of March, 2011. /s/ J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 409 Locust Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 11-002027GW Publish: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23(3t)

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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, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and Thewithin Clean you expecthours (being sell legal between the you hours of 11:00 The service deserve 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 • Carpet/Oriental/ cash the following described property in Warren Area situated Rug Cleaning County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: • Furniture/Drapery That part of Lots A & B of • Carpet & Fabric Short's Resurvey of Lot 39 Square 11 of Springfield Protection Enlarged Subdivision, a plat of which is recorded in Deed Book G at pages 166 and 167 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: Beginning on the North right of way of Jefferson Street and the East right of way of Locust Street in Vicksburg, Mississippi, running thence in a Northerly direction 98.52 feet along the East right of way of Locust Street to the point of beginning; thence continuing Northerly along the said East right of way of Locust Street 37.12 feet; thence perpendicular to said right of way and paralled to Jefferson Street in an Easterly direction 77.5 feet; thence in a Southerly direction and paralled to Locust Street 37.21 feet; thence in a Westerly direction and paralled to Jefferson Street 77.5 feet to the point of beginning. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 4th day of March, 2011. /s/ J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 409 Locust Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 11-002027GW Publish: 3/9, 3/16, 3/23(3t)

1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Wednesday, March 23, 2011 COUNTY OF WARREN TO: HEIRS OF RACHAL 208 Chadwick MANN, RICHARD MANN, Nice quiet neighborhood east of CHARLOTTE MANN town. Features split floor plan & SPRATLEY, IDA MANN walk-in closets throughout. Large LEWIS, HEIRS OF MARY kitchen with lots of cupboards and LOU MANN LONDON, pantry. Large family room with fireplace and built in bookshelves. Sit ROSELLA ANDERSON on your deck and enjoy the wonderful backyard. SEARCY, PEARL MANN WALTON, HEIRS OF 314 McAuley LUCINDA MANN HUGHES, Newly redecorated. Plenty of space, DEXTER LEWIS MANN, finished basement. Beautiful dining JAMES ANDERSON, MARY room with windows over-looking LOUISE WATSON, ELSIE wooded backyard. Additional sq. ft. WINTERS, ERNESTINE of 1,007 (which is not included in WATSON, ALBERT WATSON, AND ANY AND the APX GLA/SQFT of 1,661), actually give you a total of 2,668 sq ALL PERSONS CLAIMING ft. In the additional area you have 2 BR, BA, den, laundry. • Ceramic Tile & AN INTEREST IN THE SE 1/4Grout OF SECTION 12, Cleaning TOWNSHIP 17, RANGE 4 EAST ANDCleaning ALSO 4 ACRES • House OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF • Clean &1/2 Wax THE WEST OFWood THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 &have Vinyl Floors h You been made a Wit Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by GMW Land Management, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Home for Sale? Show it to the world at Company, Plaintiff, seeking www.homesofvicksburg.com an Easement by Necessity for Ingress and Egress. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the complaint to James E. Renfroe, attorney for the Runaway ACCOUNTANT NEEDED. Plaintiff, whose street VICKSBURG Manufacturing Are you 12 to 17? address is 648 Lakeland company needs in house Alone? Scared? East Drive, Flowood, accountant. Call 601-634-0640 anyMississippi 39232. Your Send resumes to: time or 1-800-793-8266 response must be mailed or Dept 3746 The Vicksburg We can help! hand-delivered within (30) Post P.O. Box 821668 One child, days from the 16th day of Vicksburg, MS 39182 one day at a time. March, 2011, which is the date of the first publication of “ACEâ€? this summons. If your Truck Driver Training response is not so mailed or With a Difference delivered a judgment by Job Placement Asst. default will be entered Day, Night & Refresher against you for the things FOUND CHOCOLATE prayed for in the complaint. Classes LABRADOR. Mt Alban/ You must also file the Get on the Road NOW! Warriors Trail area. original of your response Call 1-888-430-4223 601-415-1113. with the Clerk of this Court MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 within a reasonable time LOST A DOG? afterward. ARA NOW HIRING Found a cat? Let The Issued under my hand and Computer Scientists Vicksburg Post help! seal of said Court, this the and Engineers. Apply at Run a FREE 3 day ad! 24th day of February, 2011. careers.ara.com 601-636-SELL or e-mail Warren County Chancery classifieds@vicksburg Clerk BE YOUR OWN boss! post.com Post Office Box 351 Process medical claims Vicksburg, MS 39181-0351 from home on your comput(Seal) er. Call The Federal Trade BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Commission to find out how Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t) to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI GMW LAND MANAGEMENT, LLC A MISSISSIPPI LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY PLAINTIFF VS. CAUSE NO. 2008-373 GN HEIRS OF RACHAL MANN, RICHARD MANN, DEFENDANT(S) CHARLOTTE MANN SPRATLEY, IDA MANN LEWIS, HEIRS OF MARY LOU MANN LONDON, ROSELLA ANDERSON SEARCY, PEARL MANN WALTON, HEIRS OF LUCINDA MANN HUGHES, BETTY JEAN WATSON, BOBBIE JEAN WATSON, DEXTER LEWIS MANN, JAMES ANDERSON, AGAZINE PARKER THOMAS, RICHARD WATSON, MARY LOUISE WATSON, LEATRICE STAMPLEY, ELSIE WINTERS, ERNESTINE WATSON, ALBERT WATSON, AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 17, RANGE 4 EAST AND ALSO 4 ACRES OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN TO: HEIRS OF RACHAL MANN, RICHARD MANN, CHARLOTTE MANN SPRATLEY, IDA MANN LEWIS, HEIRS OF MARY LOU MANN LONDON, ROSELLA ANDERSON SEARCY, PEARL MANN WALTON, HEIRS OF LUCINDA MANN HUGHES, DEXTER LEWIS MANN, JAMES ANDERSON, MARY LOUISE WATSON, ELSIE WINTERS, ERNESTINE WATSON, ALBERT WATSON, AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 17, RANGE 4 EAST AND ALSO 4 ACRES OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by GMW Land Management, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, seeking an Easement by Necessity for Ingress and Egress. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the complaint to James E. Renfroe, attorney for the Plaintiff, whose street address is 648 Lakeland East Drive, Flowood, Mississippi 39232. Your response must be mailed or hand-delivered within (30) days from the 16th day of March, 2011, which is the date of the first publication of this summons. If your response is not so mailed or delivered a judgment by default will be entered against you for the things prayed for in the complaint. You must also file the original of your response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 24th day of February, 2011. Warren County Chancery Clerk Post Office Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39181-0351 (Seal) BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t)

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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

THE COVE

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

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

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

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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

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

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

DOGGIE SWEATERS ARE HERE! A VARIETY OF SIZES, STYLES & COLORS! COME IN FOR A FITTING!

Mini Sch-Nau-Tzu babies. Nice colors, 9 weeks, shots, wormed, CPR registered. Delhi, 318-282-0437.

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Foster a Homeless Pet!

REGISTERED TINY POMERANIAN puppies. $275. 318-341-7697.

15. Auction

Steven, 601-618-6113

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

• LIVE MUSIC • Every Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call Circulation Dept. at 601-636-4545, for details!

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

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

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800

2007 RANGER Z/21 with Yamaha 250 V/MAX. 601529-9955.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

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

BABY’S FIRST EASTER Place your child’s photo in our Easter Page. Deadline April 16th. • Age 0-12 mths • $20 per child •

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1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft.

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

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

Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

318-322-4000

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501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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Just bring or mail your child’s photo to us at: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Email photo to us at: classifieds@vicksburgpost.com For any questions, call 601-636-7355.

CUSTOM BUILT. 3 large bedrooms, 2.5 baths, formal dining/ living. 2800 square feet. 207 Madison Ridge, Littlewood Subdivision. 601636-8673.

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

Commodore Apartments

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PERFECT FOR SINGLE. 1 bedroom, 1 bath on private road near River Region. NO pets. Call after 9am. 601-638-4685.

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

1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER. 4 cylinder, automatic, air, new tires, 31,100 miles. $3000. 601-6341993, 601-618-6003. 1999 MAZDA B-4000 Extended cab truck. Runs good, clean. LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer.

Licensed in MS and LA

2001 WHITE GRAND Marquis. Good condition , $3,750. 601-831-9477 between 8am- 7pm ONLY. 2002 CHRYSLER TOWN and Country Van. Runs great, clean, leather. LOW, LOW PRICE! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle-Ashley....601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

2006 CHEVROLET COLORADO. 2 wheel drive, crew cab, Z-71 package, very nice, runs great, spray-in bedliner. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 FORD F-250 Extended cab. Maroon, nice truck, good for farm truck or pulling heavy loads. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 FORD F250 Lariat Diesel FX4. White, sunroof, leather, assist steps, 5th wheel, very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2007 Dodge Nitro. Black, 4x4, R/T package, loaded and very clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2007 HONDA PILOT. Clean, runs great, must see, low price! Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2008 Buick Enclave. Low miles, clean, warranty, leather, DVD, 3rd row. Must see! Call Robert at 601-4000229. Dealer. 2008 DODGE RAM 1500 crew cab. Hemi engine, low miles, power back glass, spray-in bed liner, runs great and clean. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 39,000 miles. $16,700. Great condition. 601-218-5710. 2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE. Loaded, immaculate condition, 11,000 elderly driven miles, 35-38 miles per gallon, champagne, clean Car Fax. $18,900. 601-8623126, 601-529-0643. MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2005 CHRYSLER 300. Silver, 85,000 miles. $8800. Please call 601-636-7523 extension 258. NEED A RIDE? $1500 Cash Down, current check stub and W-2, phone bill in your name- no pre-paid, 1 year on job. Call Robert at 601-400-0229. Dealer.

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

USING YOUR TAX refund to buy a new car/ truck or SUV? Sell your old vehicle with a classified ad. Call 601-636-7355.

Nice 3 bedroom 2 bath home. 4 acres. 215 POWELL Street. Utica $69,000 Call Arkansas # 501-416-6190 for appointment.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

601-634-8928

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

Utilities Paid •

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

No Utility Deposit Required

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

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

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

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

SMALL HOUSE. IN town location. Call 601-636-0540 for details.

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1998 CADILLAC SEDAN Deville. Black, good condition. $2200. 601-885-6502, 915-549-5915.

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3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME in county with large yard. $720 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-218-7100.

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

HOUSE FOR SALE 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Low Down Payment, We Finance! Call: 601-206-9012

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1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 4 bedroom, 2 bath on Yorktown Road. Over 2,000 square feet. Stocked fishing pond! 601-618-4707.

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

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

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

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

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

601-638-2231 MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Vicksburg city limits. 601619-9789.

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

I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner

601-218-2363

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.

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC

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

www.msauctionservice.com

WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. www.msauctionservice.com

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

• Mechanic Work • Painting • Carpentry • Yard Work • Odd Jobs • Honest • Dependable, • Reasonable

Estate Auction April 2 nd! Details at

17. Wanted To Buy

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

34. Houses For Sale

33. Commercial Property

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

QUEEN AND KING Size mattress/ box springs. Sleeper sofas. All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010.

LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation.

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

For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

34. Houses For Sale

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

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

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The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2123 ...28 Months @ $350 per month ..... $2290*down 2000 CHEVY IMPALA LS V1978R .............24 Months @ $240 per month ...... $1080*down $ 2004 " GRAND MARQUIS V2091 28 1Months 1-M*ERCURY 1-**down" -*@"$310 per month 1100 TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 2002 CHEVY SILVERADO LS 4X4 Z71 V2118 28 Months @ $350 per month$2485*down $ -**" 2004 " TRAILBLAZER LT V2122 ..............281Months 1-C*HEVY 1 down -*"@ $340 per month 2080 2003 CHEVY SILVERADO LS EXT CAB V2121 ....28 Months @ $350 per month $2080*down 1999 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 LS V2117 28 Months @ $290 per month$1450*down 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS V2124.......... 28 Months @ $310 per month $1415*down 2003 FORD F150 XL REG CAB V2043 28 Months @ $290 per month $820*down CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH 1985 CHEVY WRECKER . ........................... .......................................................... $2500* $1500 " TAHOE LT 4X4 V19778 . ................................................................ 1998 -*"* 1-C*HEVY 1 1-*" -

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SPORTS WE DN E SDAY, MARCH 23, 2011 • SE C TI O N D

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

SCHEDULE

PREP BASEBALL

Eagles, Flashes romp to wins

PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Newton Aca. Thursday, 6 p.m. St. Aloysius hosts West Lincoln Friday, 7 p.m. Warren Central at Clinton Friday, 7 p.m. VHS at Greenville-Weston Friday, 7 p.m. PREP SOFTBALL Warren Central hosts Greenville-Weston Thursday, 5 p.m.

From staff reports

St. Aloysius at Florence Friday, 6 p.m. VHS vs. Greenville-Weston at Warren Central Friday, 6 p.m.

ON TV 6 p.m. ESPN2 - A trip to New York’s Madison Square Garden and the NIT semifinals is on the line as College of Charleston takes on Wichita State in the opener of an NIT quarterfinal doubleheader, while Alabama hosts Miami (Fla.) in the nightcap.

WHO’S HOT BOWEN WOODSON Former Vicksburg and Tulane baseball player went 4-for4 with a stolen base and two runs scored in a 5-1 win over Nicholls State on Tuesday. Story/D3

SIDELINES

Cox’s number to be retired on Aug. 12 ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday announced plans to retire former manager Bobby Cox’s number. The Braves will honor Cox’s No. 6 on Aug. 12 before a home game against the Chicago Cubs. Cox is the first to have his number retired by the Braves only for his accomplishments as a manager. Cox retired after last season. He is fourth alltime with 2,504 wins, including 2,149 wins in 25 years with the Braves. The Braves won 14 straight division titles and the 1995 World Series under Cox. “Bobby Cox exemplifies the Braves organization,” team president John Schuerholz said. “Inducting him into Bobby our Hall of Cox Fame and retiring his legendary No. 6 is fitting recognition for a man who has done so much for our organization, our great game and the city of Atlanta.” Cox’s number will become the third the team has retired in three years.

LOTTERY Pick 3: 5-4-0 Pick 4: 7-3-6-9 Weekly results: D2

BRYANT HAWKINS•THE VICKSBURG POST

Warren Central baserunner Brandon Gates slides back to first base safely as Clinton first baseman Grady Thurman looks for the throw at Viking Field Tuesday. Clinton won, 6-1, to take over first place in Division 4-6A.

Arrows pierce Vikings By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com When the Vikings look back on Tuesday’s game against Clinton, they will lament all of the missed opportunities. But the difference was that Arrows took advantage of theirs and the Vikings did not. Warren Central’s lineup went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position as Clinton pushed ahead of the Division 4-6A pack with a 6-1 victory. “That’s my fault,” WC coach Josh Abraham said. “I’ve got to work harder during practice with our two-strike approaches and we’ve got to focus harder with runners in scoring position. That is on me.” The two teams meet again in Clinton on Friday, as the Arrows owning a one-game lead in the standings at 2-0 in division play. WC is one game back at 2-1, while Vicksburg is third at 0-2. Considering how the Arrows had to win six straight just to slip into the second spot in the play-

Jarad Tompkins homered, Montana McDaniel threw a three-hitter, and Porters Chapel Academy stayed firmly atop District 5-A by trouncing Newton Academy 12-1 on Tuesday. Tompkins finished with three hits for PCA (9-1, 6-0 District 5-A), which blew the game open with five runs in the top of the third inning. The outburst gave the Eagles an 8-1 lead and proMontana vided plenty McDaniel of cushion for their ace McDaniel. The Hinds Community College signee struck out nine and walked one in seven innings to improve his record to 3-0 this season. Jeff Hearn had two hits, including an RBI double in the third inning, and finished with two RBIs for PCA. Cameron Upton also had two hits and two RBIs. Matthew Warren and Jonah Masterson added two hits apiece. PCA and Newton will play again Thursday at 6 p.m. in Vicksburg.

St. Aloysius 13, West Lincoln 5

Warren Central first baseman Will Stegall can’t handle a pickoff throw as Clinton outfielder Akiko Thompson braces for impact. off chase last year, Clinton coach Eddie Lofton is glad that his team is off to a much better start in what promises to be a down-tothe-wire chase for the division crown. “It’s big, coming off how

we lost over here last year and having to come over here early,” Lofton said. “We knew it was going to be tough. We manufactured some runs and got some key bunts down early.”

WC starter Beau Wallace struggled early with his command, but got a nice 6-4-3 double-play to escape danger in the first and he escaped with just one

Judson Gatling pitched a complete game and hit a tworun homer to lead St. Aloysius (1-8, 1-0 Division 7-1A) to its first victory of the season. Josh Eargle also belted a two-run homer for the Flashes. St. Aloysius Judson will host DiviGatling sion 7-1A foe West Lincoln Friday night at 7 at Bazinsky Field.

See WC, Page D3.

PREP SOFTBALL

Pearl rips Vicksburg with 12-run inning Lady Jaguars smash Warren Central, 15-2 By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

Maybe they were resting on past success. Or, perhaps, looking ahead. Whatever the Vicksburg Missy Gators were doing Tuesday night, it certainly wasn’t playing their best. Vicksburg committed seven errors, didn’t get a hit, and watched as Pearl paraded 16 batters to the plate during a 12-run fourth inning. It all added up to an embarrassing 16-0 loss for the Missy Gators at Bazinsky Park, their third in four games since beating archrival Warren Central last week. “I’ve been very disappointed. We played well in our first game at Alexandria Saturday and then just kind of folded. That’s every conversation we’ve had after every game since

then,” Vicksburg coach Amanda Yocum said. “It’s difficult to know the talent you have and see them play like they did against Warren Central, then play the exact opposite one week later.” Things went south in a hurry against Pearl (4-7). The first batter of the game reached on an error and the Missy Gators (5-4) committed two more in the first inning to spot the Lady Pirates a 4-0 lead. Things went from bad to worse in the fourth inning, when the game really got out of hand. Another leadoff error on a bunt attempt started the 12-run rally that brought an early end to the game. Vicksburg had three errors, a passed ball and a wild pitch in the inning, while Pearl’s Carrie Phillips drove in five runs with a single and a double.

The big blow was another Missy Gator miscue. With the score 6-0 and no one out, Kaley Copeland laid down what should have been a sacrifice bunt. Vicksburg third baseman Sydney Bufkin fielded it and unleashed a high throw toward first that rolled all the way down the line and into the right field corner. Two runners scored and Copeland circled the bases to give Pearl a 9-0 lead. Pearl went on to score six more runs before registering the second out of the inning. “The bunt that turned into a home run elevated us,” Pearl coach Leigh Ann Purnell said. “Once we got a five- or six-run lead we started to settle in and hit the pitches we wanted instead of swinging at the

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By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com Madison Central has struggled without ace pitcher Kelly Young while Warren Central has been trying to cope with the mid-year departures of pitcher Mallory Reynolds and outfielder Sydnei Smith. The Lady Jaguars got better with the return of Young and coupled that with a great-hitting effort as the Lady Vikes took a step back in a 15-2 loss Tuesday at Lucy Young Field. Warren Central (5-4) was still in the game with Madison Central (8-6), down 6-2 after four innings. Young came in and dominated WC, retiring nine straight Lady Vikes, seven by strikeout. Madison Central coach

Kayla Watkins was glad to get Young back. “This was a big win for us because we got Kelly Young back,” Watkins said. “She’s been out two weeks with an injury, but we brought her in the fifth inning and she looked sharp.” The Lady Vikes did not — either in the field or at the plate — after Young entered the game. WC had five errors and only one hit after the third inning. WC coach Dana McGivney was not happy. “I don’t know what to say,” McGivney said after the blowout loss. “I hope we have a better team on Thursday. We better be.” Warren Central’s season is on the line Thursday, when the Lady Vikes host GreenSee Lady Vikes, Page D3.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MLB PRESEASON Noon ESPN - N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, quarterfinal, College of Charleston at Wichita St. 8 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, quarterfinal, Miami at Alabama NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Orlando at New York 9:30 p.m. ESPN - San Antonio at Denver NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Vancouver at Detroit

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from staff & AP reports

MLB Defense lawyer said Bonds was mislead SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds admits using steroids during his baseball career, his lawyer told a jury Tuesday. The catch is that Bonds’ personal trainer misled him into believing he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream. “I know that doesn’t make a great story,” Allen Ruby said during his opening statement at the home run leader’s perjury trial. “But that’s what happened.” Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Parrella called such claims “ridiculous and unbelievable” and portrayed Bonds as a liar during his first chance to present the government’s position. And so the crux of the criminal case against Bonds was laid before an eight-woman, four-man jury as the testimony phase of the trial got under way. Bonds has pleaded not guilty to four charges of lying to a grand jury in 2003 when he denied knowingly taking steroids and one count of obstruction.

NFL NFL moves up kickoffs to 35-yard line NEW ORLEANS — The NFL will move kickoffs up 5 yards to the 35-yard line, keep touchbacks coming out to the 20 and allow the number of players in a blocking wedge to remain at two. Kick coverage players will be limited to lining up 5 yards or fewer from the spot of the kickoff. Team owners also voted to make all scoring plays reviewable by the replay official and referee. But they tabled a proposal to ban players launching themselves to make a tackle, and will reconsider it in May. Also, owners haven’t talked about using replacement players if the NFL’s first work stoppage since 1987 stretches on, Commissioner Roger Goodell said, and the league might not keep its last contract offer on the table if bargaining doesn’t resume soon.

Bryant ejected from mall for sagging pants, profanity DALLAS — Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant was ejected from an upscale Dallas shopping mall after a dispute over the sagging pants worn by him and some companions. A Tuesday police statement says officers working off-duty Saturday as security at NorthPark Center encountered Bryant and three companions wearing the drooping pants.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 23 1957 — North Carolina defeats Wilt Chamberlain-led Kansas 54-53 in triple-overtime to win the NCAA men’s championship and finish the season with a perfect 32-0 record. 1974 — North Carolina State ends UCLA’s streak of seven national championships with an 80-77 victory in double overtime of the NCAA tournament semifinals. David Thompson leads the Wolfpack with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while teammate Tom Burleson scores 20 and pulls down 14 rebounds. 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. 2007 — Kobe Bryant becomes the second player in NBA history to score at least 50 points in four straight games when he has 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 college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games Conference W L W L Florida............................19 2 3 0 Vanderbilt......................20 2 2 1 South Carolina..............15 4 2 1 Kentucky........................13 8 2 1 Georgia..........................9 12 1 2 Tennessee.....................16 4 1 2

West

All Games Conference W L W L Alabama........................14 7 2 1 Auburn...........................14 7 2 1 Arkansas........................16 4 1 2 Ole Miss.......................16 6 1 2 Mississippi St..............15 6 1 2 LSU................................16 5 0 3 Tuesday’s Games Kentucky 4, Cincinnati 2 Alabama 6, UAB 3 Arkansas 7, Memphis 2 Jacksonville State 5, Auburn 4 Ole Miss 3, Samford 0 Vanderbilt 11, Tennessee Tech 2 Florida 22, Winthrop 5 Georgia Tech 15, Georgia 6 Louisiana-Lafayette 11, LSU 5 South Carolina 24, College of Charleston 4 Today’s Games Canisius at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Winthrop at Florida, 6 p.m. Rhode Island at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Arkansas at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

CONFERENCE USA

All Games Conference W L W L Tulane............................17 4 0 0 East Carolina.................16 4 0 0 Southern Miss.............15 4 0 0 UCF...............................16 5 0 0 Memphis........................11 7 0 0 Rice...............................14 9 0 0 UAB...............................11 9 0 0 Houston.........................11 10 0 0 Marshall.........................8 11 0 0 Tuesday’s Games Rice 7, Lamar 2 Tulane 5, Nicholls State 1 Miami (Fla.) 4, UCF 1 Louisiana-Monroe 7, Southern Miss 2 Alabama 6, UAB 3 Arkansas 7, Memphis 2 Marshall at Cleveland State, ccd. Today’s Games Arkansas at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled ———

Mississippi schedule

Tuesday’s Games Belhaven 11, Ark.-Monticello 2 Millsaps 12, Huntingdon 2 West Alabama 2, William Carey 1 Louisiana-Monroe 7, Southern Miss 2 Louisiana Tech 5, Alcorn St. 1 South Alabama 4, Jackson St. 2 Ole Miss 3, Samford 0 Today’s Games Spring Hill at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. Belhaven at Mississippi Valley St., 4 p.m. Delta St. at William Carey, 4 p.m. Thursday’s Games Rust at Mississippi College, 2 p.m. (DH)

mlb Spring Training schedule

Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Toronto 4 N.Y. Mets 7, Detroit 4 Florida 3, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 6, N.Y. Yankees 2 Washington 3, Houston 1 Oakland 10, Cincinnati 8 Seattle 9, Chicago White Sox 5 L.A. Dodgers 2, Chicago Cubs 1, 9 innings Milwaukee 7, San Diego 0 Cleveland 7, Arizona 3 Tampa Bay 7, Boston 4 L.A. Angels 14, Kansas City 6 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, 122:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay, 122:05 p.m. Houston vs. Pittsburgh, 122:05 p.m. Florida vs. Atlanta, 122:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Cleveland, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. Chicago White Sox, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota, 6:05 p.m. Toronto vs. N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Thursday’s Games Atlanta vs. Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Texas (ss) vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. L.A. Angels, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle, 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m. Washington vs. Detroit, 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas (ss) , 8:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. San Francisco, 9:05 p.m. Friday’s Games Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona (ss) , 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta (ss) , 6:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington, 6:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Boston, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City, 9:05 p.m. Texas vs. Colorado, 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Seattle (ss) , 9:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox, 9:05 p.m.

prep baseball

prep softball PEARL 16, VICKSBURG 0

Pearl................................ 400 (12) — 16 11 2 Vicksburg....................... 000 0 — 0 0 7 WP-Carrie Phillips. LP-Faith Thomas. 2B-Phillips (P), Lexis Bulman (P). Multiple hits-Phillips (P) 3, Katie Allen (P) 2, Noelle Arender (P) 2.

MADISON CENT. 15, WARREN CENTRAL 2

Madison Central.......... 040 232 4 — 15 16 0 Warren Central............ 101 000 0 — 2 6 5 WP-Summer Johnson, S-Kelly Young, L-Chelsea Worley. 3B-Chasity Hearn (WC). 2B-Katelyn Murphy (MC) 2, Katie Ann Bailey (MC), Lindsey Rowe (MC), Brittany McBrain (MC), Katie Simpson (MC). Multiple hits-Bailey (MC) 3, Murphy (MC) 2, Rowe (MC) 2, Mary Ashton Lovelace (MC) 2, Katie Simpson (MC) 2, Krista Cortezie (WC) 2.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct y-Chicago......................51 19 .729 y-Boston........................50 19 .725 x-Miami..........................48 22 .686 x-Orlando.......................45 26 .634 Atlanta...........................40 31 .563 Philadelphia...................36 34 .514 New York.......................35 35 .500 Indiana...........................31 40 .437 ———————————— Milwaukee......................28 41 .406 Charlotte........................28 41 .406 Detroit............................25 45 .357 New Jersey...................22 47 .319 Toronto..........................20 50 .286 Washington....................17 52 .246 Cleveland.......................13 56 .188

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L Pct x-San Antonio................57 13 .814 y-L.A. Lakers.................51 20 .718 x-Dallas..........................49 21 .700 d-Oklahoma City...........45 24 .652 Denver...........................42 29 .592 Portland.........................41 30 .577 New Orleans.................40 31 .563 Memphis........................39 32 .549 ———————————— Houston.........................37 34 .521 Phoenix..........................35 34 .507 Utah...............................36 35 .507 Golden State.................30 41 .423 L.A. Clippers..................27 44 .380 Sacramento...................17 52 .246 Minnesota......................17 54 .239 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

PORTERS CHAPEL 12, NEWTON ACADEMY 1

Porters Chapel.................................125 010 3 — 12 14 1 Newton Aca......................................010 000 0 — 1 3 1 WP-Montana McDaniel (3-0). LP-Dillon Williams. HR-Jarad Tompkins (PC). 2B-Jeff Hearn (PC), Cameron Upton (PC), Charlie McMullen (NA). Multiple hits-Tompkins (PC) 3, Hearn (PC) 2, Matthew Warren (PC) 2, Jonah Masterson (PC) 2, Upton (PC) 2.

GB — 1/2 3 6 1/2 11 1/2 15 16 20 1/2 22 1/2 22 1/2 26 28 1/2 31 33 1/2 37 1/2 GB — 6 1/2 8 11 1/2 15 1/2 16 1/2 17 1/2 18 1/2 20 21 21 27 30 39 40

college basketball NCAA Tournament WEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals At Anaheim, Calif. Thursday San Diego State vs. Connecticut, 6:15 p.m. Duke vs. Arizona, 8:45 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA

SOUTHEAST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals At New Orleans Thursday Florida vs. BYU, 6:27 p.m. Butler vs. Wisconsin, 8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Saturday Semifinal winners, TBA

EAST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals At Newark, N.J. Friday North Carolina vs. Marquette, 6:15 p.m. Ohio State vs. Kentucky, 8:45 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals At San Antonio Friday Kansas vs. Richmond, 6:27 p.m. Florida State vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 8:57 p.m. Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, TBA

FINAL FOUR

At Houston April 2 East champion vs. West champion Southeast champion vs. Southwest champion National Championship April 4 Semifinal winners

——— NIT

Second round Monday’s Games Miami 81, Missouri St. 72 Alabama 74, New Mexico 67 Washington St. 74, Oklahoma St. 64

Quarterfinals

Tuesday’s Game Colorado 81, Kent State 74 Today’s Games College of Charleston at Wichita St., 6 p.m. Alabama vs. Miami, 8 p.m.

Tank McNamara

Daniel Hansen 400, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Kansas 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. x-non-points race

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament

PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL

Second Round Monday DePaul 75, Penn St. 73 Duke 71, Marist 66 Tuesday At Storrs, Conn. Connecticut 64, Purdue 40 At College Park, Md. Georgetown 79, Maryland 57 Regional Semifinals At Philadelphia Sunday Connecticut vs. Georgetown, 11 a.m. DePaul vs. Duke, 1:30 p.m.

Sprint Cup Standings

Through March 20 1. Kurt Busch...................................................... 150 2. Carl Edwards................................................. 149 3. Tony Stewart.................................................. 138 4. Ryan Newman............................................... 138 5. Paul Menard.................................................. 136 6. Kyle Busch..................................................... 133 7. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 130 8. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 126 9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 124 10. Martin Truex Jr............................................ 123 11. Mark Martin.................................................. 123 12. Kasey Kahne............................................... 122 13. Matt Kenseth................................................ 117 14. Bobby Labonte............................................. 115 15. Kevin Harvick............................................... 110 16. A J Allmendinger......................................... 107 17. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 106 18. Marcos Ambrose.......................................... 105 19. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 104 20. David Ragan.................................................. 89 ———

DAYTON REGIONAL

Tuesday’s Games Chicago 114, Atlanta 81 Portland 111, Washington 76 L.A. Lakers 139, Phoenix 137,3OT Today’s Games Indiana at Charlotte, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Memphis at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Sacramento at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Utah at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Orlando at New York, 7 p.m. Golden State at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Washington at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. San Antonio at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Minnesota at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Utah, 8 p.m.

CLINTON 6, WARREN CENTRAL 1

Clinton......................................011 1030 – 6 4 2 WC.............................................000 1000 – 1 3 2 WP- Jayme Monroe. LP – Beau Wallace Multiple hits: None. 2B: Jake Weathersby (C), Grady Thurman (C).

Northwestern vs. Washington St., 10 p.m.

1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2

Second Round Monday Tennessee 79, Marquette 70 Ohio St. 67, Georgia Tech 60 Notre Dame 77, Temple 64 Tuesday At Charlottesville, Va. Oklahoma 88, Miami 83 Regional Semifinals At Dayton, Ohio Saturday Tennessee vs. Ohio St., 11 a.m. Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m.

Nationwide Series Schedule

SPOKANE REGIONAL

Through March 19 Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300 (Kyle Busch) March 26 — Royal Purple 300, Fontana, Calif. April 8 — O’Reilly 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 16 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 23 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 29 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 6 — Royal Purple 200, Darlington, S.C. May 14 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 22 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa May 28 — Top Gear 300, Concord, N.C. June 4 — Chicagoland 300, Joliet, Ill. June 18 — Michigan 250, Brooklyn, Mich. June 25 — Bucyrus 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. July 1 — Subway 250, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Second Round Monday Stanford 75, St. John’s 49 North Carolina 86, Kentucky 74 Gonzaga 89, UCLA 75 Tuesday At Cincinnati Louisville 85, Xavier 75 Regional Semifinals At Spokane, Wash. Saturday Gonzaga vs. Louisville, 8 p.m. Stanford vs. North Carolina, 10:30 p.m.

DALLAS REGIONAL

Second Round Tuesday At Waco, Texas Baylor 82, West Virginia 68 At Wichita, Kan. Wisconsin-Green Bay 65, Michigan State 56 At Auburn, Ala. Georgia 61, Florida State 59 At Shreveport, La. Texas A&M 70, Rutgers 48 Regional Semifinals At Dallas Sunday Baylor vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay, TBA Georgia vs. Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m.

Nationwide Series Standings

Through March 19 1. Jason Leffler................................................... 142 2. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 140 3. Justin Allgaier................................................ 124 4. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 121 5. Aric Almirola................................................... 119 6. Trevor Bayne................................................. 112 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 111 8. Elliott Sadler................................................... 110 9. Danica Patrick................................................ 109 10. Brian Scott................................................... 107

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts x-Philadelphia..72 44 19 9 97 x-Washington...74 43 21 10 96 d-Boston..........72 40 22 10 90 Pittsburgh........73 42 23 8 92 Tampa Bay......73 39 23 11 89 Montreal...........74 40 27 7 87 N.Y. Rangers...74 40 30 4 84 Buffalo.............73 36 28 9 81 ———————————— Carolina...........73 34 29 10 78 Toronto............74 33 31 10 76 Atlanta.............72 30 30 12 72 New Jersey.....73 34 35 4 72 N.Y. Islanders..74 29 33 12 70 Florida..............73 29 34 10 68 Ottawa.............73 27 37 9 63

transactions GF 232 203 217 213 216 200 216 216

GA 195 180 176 181 222 187 179 208

205 195 202 155 208 182 167

217 225 238 186 235 199 227

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver....73 47 17 9 103 238 172 d-Detroit...........73 43 21 9 95 237 209 d-San Jose......73 42 23 8 92 211 191 Phoenix............75 40 24 11 91 215 208 Los Angeles....73 41 26 6 88 199 177 Nashville..........74 39 25 10 88 193 173 Chicago...........72 39 25 8 86 234 202 Anaheim..........72 40 27 5 85 204 208 ———————————— Dallas...............72 38 25 9 85 203 202 Calgary............75 37 27 11 85 227 216 Minnesota........74 35 31 8 78 185 207 Columbus........73 33 29 11 77 199 223 St. Louis..........73 32 32 9 73 202 216 Colorado..........72 28 36 8 64 203 254 Edmonton........73 23 40 10 56 176 240 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Washington 5, Philadelphia 4, SO Colorado 5, Columbus 4, SO Boston 4, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Rangers 1, Florida 0 Carolina 4, Ottawa 3 Buffalo 2, Montreal 0 N.Y. Islanders 5, Tampa Bay 2 Nashville 3, Edmonton 1 Toronto 3, Minnesota 0 Phoenix 2, St. Louis 1 Today’s Games Vancouver at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at San Jose, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. Atlanta at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 7 p.m. Toronto at Colorado, 8 p.m. Columbus at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through March 20 Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400, Fontana, Calif. April 3 — Goody’s 500, Ridgeway, Va. April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew &

BASEBALL

American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Optioned OF Alejandro De Aza, C Tyler Flowers and RHP Gregory Infante to Charlotte (IL). Reassigned RHP Brian Bruney, OF Jordan Danks, RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Josh Kinney, RHP Shane Lindsay and INF Dallas McPherson to their minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Optioned RHP Jensen Lewis outright to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned RHP Robbie Weinhardt, INF Scott Sizemore and OF Clete Thomas to Toledo (IL). Reassigned LHP Fu-Te Ni and C Max St. Pierre to their minor league camp.

National League

LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Reassigned RHP Oscar Villarreal to their minor league camp.

HOCKEY NHL

DALLAS STARS—Called up D Brad Lukowich from Texas (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS—Assigned G Joey MacDonald to Grand Rapids (AHL). Recalled RW Jan Mursak from Grand Rapids. MONTREAL CANADIENS—Signed D Joe Stejskal to a two-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS—Recalled D Patrick Wiercioch from Binghamton (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Recalled D Tyson Strachan from Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Signed G Pat Nagle to a two-year contract. VANCOUVER CANUCKS—Recalled F Victor Oreskovich.

COLLEGE

PROVIDENCE—Named Ed Cooley men’s basketball coach.

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


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NBA

Lakers outlast Suns

Golden Eagles fall flat to Warhawks From staff reports

By The Associated Press Kobe Bryant scored a season-high 42 points, Ron Artest got five of his 18 points in the final 2 minutes of the third overtime, and the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the Phoenix Suns for a 139-137 victory Tuesday night. Lamar Odom had a season-high 29 points and 16 rebounds in the Lakers’ 13th win in 14 games since the AllStar break. Pau Gasol added 24 points, including two tying free throws with 2.5 seconds left in the second overtime of an enormously entertaining rematch of last season’s Western Conference finals. Channing Frye scored a career-high 32 points and hit three tying free throws with 1.1 seconds left to force double overtime for Phoenix, and Steve Nash had 19 points and 20 assists in the Suns’ fifth loss in seven games. Both teams traded improbable last-second heroics in what turned into just the fourth triple-overtime game for the Lakers since they moved to Los Angeles.

Bulls 114, Hawks 81 Derrick Rose had 30 points and 10 assists, helping the Chicago Bulls move back in the Eastern Conference lead with a runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks. Chicago’s starters sat out the final period after the Bulls set season highs with 41 points in the second quarter and 72

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, is defended by Phoenix Suns center Marcin Gortat in double overtime Tuesday. The Lakers won 139-137 in triple overtime. points in the first half. Luol Deng finished with 27 points. The Hawks, who have lost seven of 10, were denied an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot and absorbed their first home loss to Chicago in four years. The Bulls, who have won 10-of-11 since losing in Atlanta on March 2, began the night tied with idle Boston for the best record in the East. Jeff Teague scored 17 of his 20 points in the fourth for Atlanta, which trailed 98-60 after three and also decided to rest its starters in the final period. Josh Smith and Al Hor-

ford had 14 points apiece, but Horford departed in the third with a strained hamstring.

Blazers 111, Wizards 76 Gerald Wallace scored 28 points to lead Portland to the easy win. LaMarcus Aldridge had 22 points before sitting for the fourth quarter, and Nicolas Batum added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who are jockeying for playoff position in the Western Conference as the season winds to a close.

Southern Miss’ first game as a ranked team did not go as planned. Louisiana-Monroe homered twice during a five-run second inning and went on to hand the Golden Eagles a 7-2 defeat on Tuesday night. The loss snapped a sevengame winning streak for Southern Miss (15-4) that earned it the No. 25 ranking in this week’s Collegiate Baseball poll. Starting pitcher Jackson Posey lasted just 11⁄3 innings and was chased after giving up a three-run homer to Jeremy Sy and a two-run shot to Les Aulds in the second inning. Dillon Day pitched 6 2 ⁄ 3 innings of effective relief for the Golden Eagles, but they couldn’t do enough at the plate to overcome the early 5-0 deficit. B.A. Vollmuth had three hits and an RBI for USM, but no one else had more than one hit. Sy finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored for Louisiana-Monroe (13-6).

Ole Miss 3, Samford 0 Ole Miss’ pitching staff continued its early-season dominance Tuesday by throwing its fifth shutout in eight games in a win over Samford (15-8). Matt Tracy started and struck out six in five innings to get the victory for Ole Miss (16-6). Four relievers covered the last four innings, with Brett Huber pitching the eighth and ninth to earn his third save of the season. Matt Smith went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs for the Rebels, while Alex Yarbrough and Taylor Hightower added

two hits apiece. Tanner Mathis had an RBI single in the sixth inning. “It was an all-around great game for us,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “Matt Smith had a big home run tonight. Offensively, they did not give us a whole lot, but we did enough to win. They pitched well and you can tell why their team ERA is 2.70. “It was good to see some of the guys who haven’t pitched in a while like Bobby Wall and R.J. Hively. They did an excellent job and they all look healthy.”

Tulane 5, Nicholls St. 1 Former Vicksburg High star Bowen Woodson went 4-for-4, stole a base and scored two runs to lead Tulane (17-4) past Nicholls State. Tulane scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh and two more in the eighth to shake off a 1-0 deficit. Woodson singled and scored a run during both rallies to help the Green Wave’s come-frombehind effort. “We just keep grinding it out, is all I can say,” Woodson said. “At-bat after at-bat, it doesn’t matter what the scores is, you just have to keep working and keep trying to push runs across whenever.”

La.-Lafayette 11, LSU 5 Greg Fontenot went 4-for-6 with two RBIs and three runs scored, and designated hitter Mike Petello hit a two-run homer as Louisiana-Lafayette (10-10) upset LSU (16-5) to hand the Tigers their fourth straight loss. Fontenot’s two-run single keyed a six-run rally in the top of the fifth inning that

gave ULL a 9-5 lead. Reliever Joey Satriano held LSU scoreless over the last 41⁄3 innings to earn his first win of the season. “We had a good practice yesterday, and we were ready for this game,” LSU coach Paul Mainieri said. “But ULL just completely outplayed us. They strung together the hits they needed in that big fifth inning, and our hitting was just too sporadic. Give credit to ULL — they have a very good club and they played very well tonight. “We have to move forward now and focus on a very talented opponent this weekend in Georgia.”

La. Tech 5, Alcorn 1 Caleb Dudley allowed one hit in five scoreless innings in his first career start, Joey Ford and Mark Threlkeld had two hits apiece, and Louisiana Tech (9-11) defeated Alcorn State (7-12). Alvin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a run scored for Alcorn.

S. Ala. 4, Jackson St. 2 Senior pitcher Cortney Nelson threw seven innings, giving up just three runs on seven hits while striking out four batters. But it wasn’t enough as the Tigers lost to Sun Belt Conference foe South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. Freshman catcher Jose Cruz led the Tigers (9-10) with a double. Jaguar right-hander Carlton Paris tossed a careerhigh seven innings. Paris (1-1) allowed two runs, only one of which was earned, on five hits while striking out three and issuing just one walk.

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Braves to use Venters, Kimbrel at closer KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are finding that former closer Billy Wagner — and his 422 career saves — aren’t easy to replace. So they won’t try to do it with just one person. Jonny Venters and Craig Kimbrel will enter the season sharing the closer’s role. Manager Fredi Gonzalez isn’t concerned about not having a full-time answer for the ninth inning.

“In a perfect world, you’d like to name one guy, but I can’t sit here and say May 15 is going to be the day or June 20,” he Craig said. “Maybe Kimbrel we’ll go the whole way. It’s not a bad thing. It really isn’t.” Neither the left-handed Venters nor the right-handed Kim-

brel started the season in the major leagues, so they don’t have much experience. Kimbrel, 22, at least had been a closer in the minor leagues. That will enable Gonzalez to mix and match, depending on whether left-handed or righthanded hitters are coming up. “It’s a luxury ... that we have two guys that have closer stuff,” general manager Frank Wren said. Both showed great prom-

ise last season and the bullpen again appears to be a plus instead of a minus for the Braves with Wagner’s retirement. “Craig’s got a crazy arm and I expect he’ll be running out there for the ninth most times,” Venters said. “But if they stick me in there, I’m comfortable with it. I feel good about it. I feel like I have a good mentality for it. I like to go right at guys and see what happens.”

WC ton struck again off a suicide squeeze in the fourth to extend their advantage to 3-0. The Vikings (7-7, 2-1) retaliated in the bottom of the fourth, as Brandon Gates walked and took advantage of a botched pickoff attempt to sprint all the way to third. Next batter Hunter Austin struck out, but Devon Bell followed up a nice shot — that just tailed foul — with another line drive to right. This one was fair and

it plated Gates. It was all that the Vikings managed, as Clinton starter Jayme Monroe induced a double play to end the inning and squelch the rally. Monroe earned the win with 52⁄3 innings of solid work, striking out four in a three-hit performance, his first start since a bout with elbow tendonitis. In the sixth, the Arrows put the contest out of reach, scoring three runs, two of

which were from basesloaded walks. Blake Jobe got the final out of the inning after relieving Wallace, but the damage was done. The Vikings had one more big opportunity in the bottom of the inning, as Wallace and Clayton Ashley drew backto-back walks to start the inning against Clinton sidewinder Clayton Thurman, but he recovered to induce a flyout and some routine groundballs to close it out.

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“We came off a couple losses Saturday and picked up right where we left off,” Yocum said. “We were not good defensively and giving

a good team like that chances with errors is something you can’t do.”

two-run single by Katie Simpson and a two-run double by Katelyn Murphy. WC got a run back in the third inning when Hearn tripled to score Krista Cortezie to make it 4-2. From the fourth inning on, the Lady Jaguars teed off scoring 11 runs off 11 hits and three WC errors. Watkins liked what she saw of the 16 hit-effort, 13 of which came against WC starter Chelsea Worley. “We hit the ball well,” Wat-

kins said. “For the most part it was all line drives and ground balls.” Every Madison Central batter had at least one hit. Bailey led the way with three hits and three runs scored. Murphy had two doubles and three RBIs while Simpson had a single, double and three runs scored. Cortezie had two hits and a run scored to pace WC. Hearn drove in two runs.

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ferred to Texas in December. Smith, who chose not to return for her senior season, was an anchor defensively in center field. Three of WC’s five errors against Madison came in the outfield. For the first three innings, WC hung tough. They had a 1-0 lead after the first inning when Katie Busby scored on a RBI groundout by Chasity Hearn. Madison answered with four runs in the second off a

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UConn rolls into the Sweet 16 By The Associated Press Tiffany Hayes scored 23 points, Maya Moore added 16 and No. 1 Connecticut put on a defensive clinic to beat ninth-seeded Purdue 64-40 on Tuesday night in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. The Huskies (33-1) advanced to the regional semifinals for the 18th straight season, the longest active streak in the nation. The victory was UConn’s 22nd straight overall and 83rd in a row at home, and allowed Moore and fellow senior Lorin Dixon to go out in style. They were playing their final game at Gampel Pavilion, and became the first UConn seniors to finish unbeaten at home. They were 40-0 at their on-campus arena and also went undefeated on their other home court, the XL Center in Hartford. They’re 148-3 overall in their careers. Drey Mingo scored nine points to lead Purdue (21-12).

Georgetown 79, Maryland 57 Sugar Rodgers scored a career-high 34 points, and fifth-seeded Georgetown breezed past Maryland to reach the round of 16 for the first time since 1993.

Baylor 82, West Virginia 68 Brittney Griner had 30 points even after sitting on the bench the final 9 minutes of the first half because of foul trouble, and top-seeded Baylor rolled into the round of 16 for the sixth time in eight years.

Louisville 85, Xavier 75 Shoni Schimmel scored a career-high 33 points, leading a late comeback that swept Louisville to a victory over No. 2-seed Xavier on its home court. The Cardinals (22-12) go to Spokane to play Gonzaga

in a regional semifinal on Saturday.

Oklahoma 88, Miami 83 Danielle Robinson scored six straight points to break open a tied game, and sixthseeded Oklahoma held on to beat third-seeded Miami. Whitney Hand scored a career-high 27 points to lead the Sooners (23-11), who will move on to the Dayton Regional two victories away from a third straight trip to the Final Four.

Texas A&M 70, Rutgers 48 Danielle Adams had 28 points and 11 rebounds, and Texas A&M stormed into the third round of the NCAA tournament with an easy win over the Scarlet Knights. Syndey Carter added 14 points and Tyra White had 11 for the second-seeded Aggies (29-5), who were upset in last year’s second round but this

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time have strung together victory margins of 20-plus points in each of their first two tournament games.

Wisc.-Green Bay 65, Michigan State 56 Adrian Ritchie scored 20 points off the bench, Julie Wojta added 18 and Wisconsin-Green Bay advanced to the NCAA tournament’s regional semifinals for the first time. The Horizon League champions extended their winning streak to 25 games and their record against Big Ten Conference teams to 4-0 this season. The Phoenix (34-1) are headed to Dallas for the regional semifinals against Baylor.

Georgia 61, Florida St. 59 Jasmine James scored on a putback with 2.9 seconds left, then made the subsequent free throw to lift Georgia into the round of 16 for the second straight year.

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The Cannon Airbenders placed second in the Silver Division in the Tupelo March Madness D2 tournament on March 5-6. First row, from left, are Jagger Weekly, Connor Mullins, Corbin Hart and De’Quarian Buck. Second row, from left, are Kenneth Mullins, Noah Outlaw, Chuck Beamish, Tyler Ivory, Ben Meade, Shamar Lott, and Trevor Meade.

Hinds CC soccer tryouts Tryouts for the Hinds Community College men’s soccer team will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Tom Sheppard Field on the Raymond campus. For information, call coach Doug Williams at 601-857-3342, or e-mail him at drwilliams@hindscc.edu.

Vicksburg YMCA teeball registration Registration is open for the Vicksburg YMCA’s teeball program. The league is open to children ages 4-6 and games will be held at the Purks YMCA. Games start April 12 and registration is open until April 9. To register, visit the Purks YMCA, call 601-638-1071, or visit www.vicksburgymca.com.

Betty Aden golf tournament

Cost is $175 per team, plus $10 for each player from Warren County and $20 for each player from Sharkey, Issaquena and Claiborne counties. A mandatory coaches’ meeting will be held on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive. All registered teams must have a representative at this meeting. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

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

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

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Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s Recreation Department’s adult softball league will continue until April 11. There are men’s and women’s leagues, which includes all churches and competitive teams.

The Halls Ferry tennis courts will host the Guaranty Bank Vicksburg Tennis Classic on April 15-17. Registration is open through April 11. Fees are $25 for singles and $40 for doubles. Applications are available at the Tennis Courts and Just Duett Sports. For information, call Rick Shields at 601-831-8006.

The ASA Umpire Association is hosting a preseason softball tournament that will be open to the first 12 teams to register. The tournament will be held on April 9 at the Veterans and City Park fields. Entry fee is $150. Deadline to register is

April 6. For information, call James Judge at 601-415-4500 or Pamela Jackson at 601415-0255. There will also be a mandatory field clinic for all umpires who will be working the 2011 adult and youth softball seasons held on March 30 at the Veterans and City Park softball fields at 6 p.m. A certification test will be given at the clinic.

Clear Creek Men’s Golf Association The Clear Creek Senior Men’s Golf Association played a tournament at the Bovina course on March 17. Eight three-man teams played a mixed tournament that included a scramble, shamble and best ball. The winners were Buddy Strickland, Larry Cook and John Nassour. The team of Lewis Decell, Jerry Harmon and Keith Gordon finished second, Bob Walters, Max Reed and Eddie Roberson were third, and the threesome of Del Cox, Bill Arrington and Leon Jacobs came in fourth. Decell was closest to the hole on No. 4 and Cox was closest on No. 13. The next scheduled tournament at Clear Creek is on April 7, with a 9 a.m. tee time.

Vicksburg Eagles youth football The Vicksburg Eagles Youth football team is currently accepting applications for players/cheerleaders ages 6-12 and coaches for the 2011 season. A copy of their birth certificate is required. All practices are held at the Vicksburg Junior High stadium. For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104 or Betty James at 601-4157299.

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way to spend family time. Where re else can you get nose-to-nose with a polar bear, eye-to-eye with a jaguar or watch a family of great at apes at play? Zoos and aquariums have evolved since the days of metal cages and undersized fish tanks. nal, Animal attractions today are fun and educational, replicating natural habitats and offering hands-on creature encounters. America is home to some of the world’s best animal attractions, including these nine standouts.

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Philadelphia, Pa. America’s first zoo was chartered in 1859 in Philadelphia, though the Civil War delayed its opening until 1874. Today, the 42-acre zoo is home to more than PAGE 6 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M

1,300 animals. Among its animal habitats is the popular Big Cat Falls, named for the waterfall at the exhibit’s h t H i it l i heart. Here, visitors gett up-close views off endangered felines from around the world, including Amur tigers and a rare black jaguar. A star exhibit is the McNeil Avian Center, located in the circa-1916 Bird House, where visitors walk among free-flying rare and exotic birds, such as an ivory-billed aracari (above), native to South America. The zoo’s historic landmarks include The Solitude, the 1784 country estate of John Penn, grandson of Pennsylvania founder William Penn. The neoclassical-style home is open for tours. Visit philadelphiazoo.org or call (215) 243-1100.

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Opened in 1899, the nation’s largest metropolitan zoo—and one of its oldest— is the 265-acre Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo, a natural oasis in New York’s urban jungle. The zoo’s founders were conservation pioneers, a mission reflected today in exhibits of rarities such as snow leopards and the Kihansi spray toad, now officially extinct in its native Tanzania. Not to be missed is the 6.5-acre Congo Gorilla Forest, where you can get face-to-face with more than 20 western lowland gorillas, which are native to African rainforests. Many buildings are historic landmarks, including the circa-1903 Lion House, which now exhibits flora and fauna from Madagascar.

Jacksonville’s “walking safari” is unique because its botanical gardens are integrated into the zoo, allowing visitors to feel truly immersed in the habitats of animals. Founded in 1914 and redeveloped in 1992, this zoo is known for its award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit, the nation’s largest collection of jaguars. At the Palm Plaza Café, diners can have lunch alongside the big wildcats, separated only by floor-to-ceiling glass. Kids will love unique hands-on experiences such as giraffe feeding and stingray petting. Another must-see is the endangered bonobos, considered the most human-like of the great apes.

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The nation’s second-most Th atten attended aquarium, with 2 million visito visitors a year, Shedd Aquarium also is among the world’s largest an houses 32,500 animals. and Located more than 1,000 miles from the nearest seacoast, the attraction opened in 1930 as the first um in the inland aquarium U United States. Th Shedd’s Beaux ux ArtsThe style main building iss a Chicago land landmark. Standoutt exhibits inclu the newly renovated enovated include Oce Oceanarium, wheree you’ll see belu whales, Pacific fic white-sided beluga dolph dolphins, sea otters and penguins. At Waters of the World, visit Grand lian lungfish Granddad, an Australian est living that is the world’s oldest aquariu fish. The creature ature has aquarium S ce 1933. called the Shedd home since ograms and Hourly “animal encounter” programs the 4-D theater are a hit with kids.

The Omaha Zoo’s famous Desert Dome is the world’s largest glazed geodesic dome. It contains the world’s largest indoor desert and Kingdoms of the Night, the world’s largest nocturnal exhibit, home to cavedwelling animals and nocturnal creatures. The dome also contains the world’s largest indoor swamp, which you can tour on a floatingg boardwalk. Don’t miss the 1.5-acre Lied Jungle and the Cat Complex, one of North America largest big cat exhibits. America’s

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Audubon Nature Institute New Orleans For New Orle Orleans’ real “wild” side, visit the Audubon Nature Institute’s attractions: the Audubon Zoo, Aq Aquarium of the Americas and the Audubon Insectari Insectarium, which opened in 2008. If your kids love bugs, then the Insectarium is a must-see. Locat Located in the historic U.S. Custom House, it is Nort North America’s largest freestanding museum devoted devot to insects. See exotic b bugs from around the world, as well aas critters found in your own bac backyard; get hands-on with live inse insects; and stroll among hundreds of fr free-flying butterflies. Kids can even taste a cookie sprinkled with (Continued on page 8) A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M • PAGE 7

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