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‘Bring it on,’ White House says to health care lawsuit TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The White House says it isn’t worried that 13 state attorneys general, including Louisiana’s, are suing to overturn the health care overhaul, and many legal experts agree the effort is futile. The lawsuit, filed in federal court • Senate Dem seven says GOP minutes can’t face after music/A5 President • Bill will Barack make caloObama rie counts signed the hard to ig10-year, nore/C3 $938 billion health care bill, underscores the divisiveness of the issue and the political rancor that has surrounded it. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum led the effort to file the suit that claims Congress doesn’t have the constitutional right to force people to get health coverage. It also says the federal government is violating the Constitution by forcing a mandate on the states without providing resources to pay for it. “To that I say, ‘Bring it on,”’ said White House domestic policy chief Melody Barnes, who cited similar suits filed over Social Security and the Voting Rights Act when those were passed. “If you want to look in the face of a parent whose child now has health care insurance and say we’re repealing that ... go right ahead.” A 14th state, Virginia, did not join the bigger lawsuit, but filed its own, which other states are also considering. McCollum, a Republican running for governor, has been talking about suing to overturn the bill since December. This month he invited other attorneys general to join him. So far South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Pennsylva-


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Robert Summers, an employee of Mississippi Rubber on Washington Street, talks about the dip in business the company has seen since the rail overpass at Clark Street was closed.

Businesses near closed bridge feeling pinch By Steve Sanoski

In the 14 months since the Washington Street rail overpass at Clark Street has been closed, Al Sellers said business at his nearby convenience store is off by at least 40 percent. “It’s basically been devastated,” said Sellers, who has owned the Red Lion Food Store at 3600 Washington St. for five years. “Really, I’m just trying to hold on and pay the note. I’m not making any money.” Sellers said he has cut back hours and tried to adjust his inventory to keep overhead down. Across the street at Mississippi Rubber Company, owner Ronny Fleming said the situation is every bit as dire. “It’s just absolutely killing us,” said Fleming, who has operated at 3525 Washington St. for 20 years. “It’s cut off all of our cash business, and it’s gotten to the point where we’ve been trying to decide whether or not to close for the past two or three months.” On the north side of the closed bridge, traffic is detoured off Washington Street onto Lee Street about a quarter mile before the bridge. On the south side, traffic is diverted onto North Front-

Signs line the corner of North Frontage Road and Washington Street, telling drivers that businesses are open despite a detour around the closed rail overpass at Clark Street. age Road another quarter mile before the bridge. The entrance to DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel is also inside a stretch of the roadway posted closed except to local traffic. Although signs at the barricades make clear the casino, one of five in the city, is still open, the absence of through traffic has had an effect. “Our local customers, they know we’re open and they’re finding us. But the out-of-town visitors, they see the road closed signs

and they don’t know what to do; they’re not sure if they can go through or not — even though we’ve got our signs up,” said Felicia Gavin, DiamondJacks general manager. “We’re missing a segment of our business — our tourist segment. We’re entering our peak season for tourist visitors, and I think we’ll be impacted slightly this year because of it.” Mayor Paul Winfield inherited the challenge of finding funds to replace the overpass when he took office in July, and said he’s

now hoping to get traffic flowing on Washington Street perhaps by diverting funds from another project. Following several recent trips to Washington, D.C., to lobby local delegates, his administration’s latest effort was to file a formal request for the funds via a federal earmark. Regardless of whether the federal appropriation comes through, Winfield said he is working to get the project split into two phases to See Bridge, Page A9.

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Tapestry sees more takers; organizers mull expansion By Steve Sanoski Midway through the second season of Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg, organizers say the interpretive tour series is off to a much better start. “Tapestry is really starting to catch on,” Duff Green Mansion owner Harry Sharp told fellow Vicksburg Main

If you go Tapestry will run through April 5. Tickets are $10 for one home tour or $25 for three tours, and are available at any of the 16 participating venues or the VCVB visitors center at 3300 Clay St. Visit Street board members Tuesday. “Attendance is far better this year than last year.” Tapestry kicked off March 11 and will run through April

5. What makes it different from daily tourism offerings is that each of the 16 tour homes and museums is offering guest speakers or other

presentations. Programs vary from demonstrations on quilt making and Civil Warera surgical techniques to presentations of jewelry collections and documents from the slave trade in Vicksburg. A total of 485 Tapestry tickets were sold during the inaugural run. Sales through the first two weekhave already matched sales during the entire four-week

series last year, said Carolyn Stephenson, Annabelle Bed and Breakfast owner. Bill Seratt, Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau director, attributed the increase to a better regional advertising campaign. “The Tapestry program was put together much earlier this year, which allowed See Tapestry, Page A5.


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Twelve-year-old Vansha Horton, the daughter of Carl and Lizzie Horton, smiles as she crosses the finish line Tuesday during Area 10 Special Olympics at Vicksburg High School. About 100 vol-

unteers and 225 participants from Warren and Claiborne counties participated. Winners will advance to the state summer games in Biloxi, said Area 10 director Pauline Vessell.

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the winners 50-meter dash • Ages 8-11 girls — Latricia Anderson, Dana Road Elementary • 8-11 boys — Jakwuan Thompson, Sherman Avenue • 12-15 girls — Derrika Jackson, Beechwood • 12-15 boys — Jeffrey Richardson, Warren Central Junior High • 16-21 girls — Angela Raney, Warren Central High • 16-21 boys — Dana Walton, Warren Central High • 22 and older, girls — Tracy Herndell, MIDD West • 22 and older boys — Chris Warren, MIDD West 100-meter dash • 8-11 girls — Victoria Hearn, Warren Central Intermediate • 8-11 boys — Willie Flowers, Warren Central Intermediate • 12-15 girls — Brianna Foster, Vicksburg High • 12-15 boys — Davonta East and Dekota Merritt, Warren Central Intermediate • 16-21 girls — Ashley Lewis, Vicksburg High; Wanda Featherston, MIDD West • 16-21 boys — Charles Foster, Warren Central High; Donovan Haggins, MIDD West • 22 and older, girls — Nicole Combs from MIDD West

• 22 and older, boys — Robert Jackson from Adult Group 200-meter dash • 12-15 girls — Lashonda Andrews, South Park • 12-15 boys — Kenya Johnson, Warren Central Junior High • 16-21 boys — Dominique Miller, Warren Central High Standing long jump • 8-11 girls — Isabella Hagood, Warrenton Elementary • 8-11 boys — Quinderion Mixon, Vicksburg Intermediate • 12-15 girls — Howerdette Gilmore, Vicksburg Intermediate • 12-15 boys — Kenya Johnson, Warren Central Junior High • 16-21 boys — Dominique Miller, Warren Central High Softball throw • 8-11 girls — Latricia Anderson, Dana Road • 8-11 boys — Jeremiah Lewis, Dana Road • 12-15 girls — Lashonda Andrews, South Park • 12-15 boys — Devonta East, Warren Central Intermediate • 16-21 girls — Ashley Lewis, Vicksburg High • 16-21 boys — Donovan Haggins, MIDD West • 22 and older, girls — Tracy Herndell, MIDD West • 22 and older, boys – Fabian Burks, adult group from Jackson

Vicksburg man jailed on child molestation A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail on an indictment for child molestation and enticing a child to meet for sexual purposes. Glen Westbrook, 55, 3011 Washington St., was arrested at 3:30 this morning, Sheriff Martin Pace said. The indictment was from the January session of the Warren County grand jury. Details were not available. Westbrook was being held without bond pending a postindictment arraignment, Pace said.

Two in Warren jail on separate charges A Vicksburg woman was in the Warren County Jail today on a drug court sanc-

criMe & Accident from staff reports

tion, records showed. Jessica White, 19, 1239 Boy Scout Road, was being held without bond. Separately, a Vicksburg man was in jail on an embezzlement charge, records showed. Randy Lundy, 53, no address given, was extradited to Warren County from Milwaukee, Wis., Sheriff Martin Pace said. He was being held without bond.

Cash, game system reported missing Two business burglaries were reported in Vicksburg Tuesday, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said.

At 4:40 p.m., $50 and a PlayStation 2 valued at $300 were reported missing from T and P Pool Hall at 3961 N. Washington St. That morning, at 7:36, cash, amount unavailable, was reported stolen from The Courtyard Hotel at 1 Underwood Drive.

Students, driver out of hospitals A driver and six students from Kids Are Kids Learning Center who were injured in a wreck on North Washington Street Friday are out of hospitals. Alexus Mitchell, 8, was released from University of Mississippi Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday. Released from River Region

Medical Center, spokesman Allen Karel said Tuesday, were driver Gail Caples, 40, 132 Pebble Beach Drive; and students Jasmine Thornburg, 11; Tyronda Mitchell and Lydell Hardy, both 8; Ronersha Anderson, 10; and Damonica South, 6. Three other students, Shecoby Robinson and Rashad Flaggs, both 7; and Jakayla Roby, 8; were released from River Region Friday, a hospital spokesman said that evening. The learning center’s van was hit from behind by an 18-wheeler driven by Patrick Edwards, 40, of Greenville.

Fire victim released from Ga. burn center Stephon Evans, 8, who was

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ciation program for Chandra White; choirs, groups, soloists invited; 920 Fifth North St. Second Union M.B. — Church cemetery fundraiser, 6 p.m. Saturday; Sensation Chosen Voices; groups and soloists are invited; Michael Redd, pastor; 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica.



New Rock of Ages M.B. — Church board and members meeting canceled; 601-4561423. St. Alban’s Episcopal — Lenten Soup Dinner, 6 tonight; Lenten Arts Program, Bovina Baptist Bell Choir, 7 tonight; 5930 Warriors Trail. New Mount Elem — Fellowship services, 7 tonight-Thursday; the Rev. Percy Turner, speaker; various choirs, New Mount Elem choirs and praise dancers; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. Gospel Temple M.B. — Sunday school fundraiser, chicken and fish dinners; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; eat-in or carryout; 601-2187199 or 601-634-0759; 1612 Lane St.

Mount Givens M.B. — Senior choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. Friday; 210 Kirkland Road. Shiloh Primitive Baptist — Services: 7 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Sunday; Elder Neil Phelan Jr., speaker; Warriors Trail. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Allyou-can-eat breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. St. Paul — GAP meeting, 2 p.m. Saturday; ages 12-20; spiritual guidance, mentoring, discussions, refreshments; 437 Tiffintown Road. Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. — 3 p.m. Saturday; music appre-

Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Lions — No Wednesday meeting; cookout Thursday at Jerry Dean home. WCHS Class of 1980 — Reunion planning today; classmate participation welcome; reunion, June 11-12; 601-2186747 for more information. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Dr. Debra Dent, ERDC, speaker. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday; ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory on Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Kuhn Memorial Former Employees — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; planning reunion; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St.; Eva Farrish Ford, 601-638-3086; Emma Harrell, 601-529-6001; J.L. Mitchell, 601-636-0136. Elks Lodge — 4 p.m. Saturday; pre-Easter hat, fashion and talent show; $5 admission; Willie Mae Johnson, 601638-5440; 916 Walnut St.

Public ProGrAMs 4-H Creative Arts Workshop — 4-5 p.m. March 31; Virginia Whittington, 4-H volunteer; youths and 4-H members; free; to register: to register:

Marcus Davis, 601-636-0182; Warren County Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St. Spring Break Camp — 7 a.m.-6 p.m. April 5-9; 601-6381071; Purks Center YMCA. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and watercolor art class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use of computers; 1 p.m., canasta; 2, community service program sponsored by Sta-Home Health; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. TRIAD — 2 today, City Hall Annex; Lamar Roberts, Transportation Museum, speaker. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Nurses Night Out — 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday; special business hours, dinner specials and more; downtown Vicksburg. Port Gibson Main Street Heritage Festival — Saturday, 8 a.m. until; vendors, Little Miss Heritage contest, high school step show and R&B groups. Dance Workshop — 11 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Street Community Center; sponsored by Blue Icez dance team; free, but $20 donation to be eligible for drawings, door prizes; Paula Cox, 601415-4057 or 601-883-6031. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Vicksburg Coin — 7 p.m. Sunday; Promise Health Care conference room.

Summer Youth Football Camp — June 7-10; $120, limited to 40 children; 601-6362256 or bobby.smithhart@

Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

beneFits Birdie, Bogey and Boogie for Kids — 6-person golf scramble; 1 p.m. Friday, Vicksburg Country Club; dinner, silent auction, dancing; $25 at the door; 601-262-8037; to benefit Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; all sizes children’s and men’s clothes; 2224 plus-size; free toys; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-638-0794 or 601-831-2056. Evans Family Benefit — 6 p.m. Saturday; groups, choirs and soloists invited; 601-6367216, 601-415-9718 or 601636-3712; Travelers Rest Baptist, 718 Bowmar Ave. Ida Mae Moffett Benefit — 6:30 p.m. April 2; taking donations; Jimmy Cotton and the Visionaires, Triumphant Mass Choir and others; Christine Steward, 601-638-8072; Sandra Wesley, 601-634-1661; Victor Gilliam, 601-529-5849; Triumphant Baptist, 124 Pittman Road. Car Wash — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; LD’s Restaurant, 2600 Halls Ferry Road; benefits Vicksburg Eagle youth football team. Paws Rescue — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; adopt a pet or donate food, treats or towels; H&R Block, 2196 Iowa Blvd.

burned in a house fire two weeks ago has been released from the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga., hospital spokesman Anne Cordeiro said. His 4-year-old brother, Robert Evans, remained at the burn center in critical condition. Their grandmother, Barbara Evans, 57, was at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon in good condition, hospital spokesman Missy Odom said. The three were injured in a March 7 fire at their 2314 Oak St. home. The fire also damaged two other homes.


from staff reports

Awning replacement wins board approval Meeting Tuesday, the Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review approved a request from Daniel Boone and Lesley Silver to take down an existing awning on the rear of their building at 1101 Washington St. — home to Highway 61 Coffeehouse and The Attic Gallery — and add a section to the rear porch and steps to replace the awning. The porch and steps will be allowed to extend over the north side of the sidewalk on Grove Street by about 5 feet. Boone and Silver are rehabbing the third floor of their business into residential space for themselves. On Tuesday, the board also approved meeting minutes from Feb. 23.

dui convictions from court reports

Eight found guilty Eight convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were recorded in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Jeffrey Benard Brown, 34, 2112 Martin Luther King Blvd., was fined $694. • Tiffany Lashay Byrdsong, 24, 410 Lake Hill Drive, Apt. A5, was fined $674. • Nathan Thomas Hall, 48, 216 Buena Vista St., was fined $674. • Paul Edrick Major, 29, 40 C King Drive, was fined $674. • Shawn Nigel McDonald, 37, 200 Sandy Lane, was fined $674. • Jonathan Lee Murphy, 26, 1234 East Ave., was fined $674. • Billy Ray Warren, 48, 1330 Bay St., was fined $674. In Warren County Justice Court: • Donald Silvera Gutierr, 110 Saint Patrick St., was fined $664.50.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Judge: No prom, but girl’s rights violated

Demonstrators seek support for Mississippi education

By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

JACKSON — Mark Scafide’s wife is a teacher in the Long Beach School District, and though he worries about his wife’s job as Mississippi lawmakers debate a lean state budget, his bigger concern is for his two children in the district’s gifted program. “It takes those kids to the next level,” Scafide said Tuesday after a rally at the state Capitol. “It opens their minds. It’s not just the average reading, writing and arithmetic. They are really having to think.” Scafide was among an estimated 200 parents, school board members, superintendents and lawmakers who rallied to say education needs to be a priority in the state budget. It’s unclear when a budget might be finished or how much

JACKSON — The prom’s still off at a Mississippi high school that canceled it instead of letting a lesbian student bring her girlfriend, but a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the district’s actions did violate the teen’s constitutional rights. Constance U.S. District McMillen Judge Glen H. Davidson refused the American Civil Liberties Union’s demand to force the Itawamba County school district to put on the April 2 prom. However, he said canceling it did violate 18-year-old Constance McMillen’s rights and that he would hold a trial on the issue. That would come too late for the prom to be salvaged at Itawamba Agricultural High School. Still, Kristy Bennett, ACLU Mississippi legal director, called the decision a victory. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the district to force it to put on the prom and allow McMillen to bring her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo. School officials said in U.S. District Court this week that they decided to cancel it because McMillen’s challenge to the rules had caused disruptions. The judge noted that McMillen has been openly gay since she was in the eighth grade and that she intended to communicate a message by wearing a tuxedo and escorting a same-sex date. “The court finds this expression and communication falls squarely within the purview of the First Amendment,” Davidson said. As for McMillen, she said she was happy about the ruling but doesn’t know what to expect when she returns to school. She attended classes a day after the March 10 decision to cancel the prom. But she said the hostility and comments from other students led her to miss school. She skipped class on Tuesday to go to the doctor and the fight is taking a toll, she said. “My nerves are shot,” she said. District officials said in a statement that they were ready to get back to educating students. Davidson said a private prom parents are planning will serve the same purpose as a schoolsponsored one. He wrote that “requiring defendants to step back into a sponsorship role at this late date would only confuse and confound the community on the issue.”

Deadline tonight for budget plan By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

Mississippi LegisLature the schools will receive. House and Senate leaders have until tonight to reach compromises on a state spending plan for the fiscal year. But the two chambers are far from agreement. Some lawmakers want to wrap up the three-month session on schedule, by April 3. Others want to leave the Capitol for a few weeks and return in late April to finish a budget, when they believe an extra $187 million might be available from the federal government. During the education rally, Democratic Sen. Hob Bryan of Amory rolled out a dry-erase board and wrote an equation showing all the money Mississippi has available in reserve in everything from the rainy day fund to a Hurricane Katrina recovery fund that Bryan said may never be touched. Bryan’s voice echoed off the walls of the marble rotunda: “Why on earth are we acting like we’re flat broke when

Joe ellis•The associaTed press

Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, uses a white board Tuesday to show funds he says is available to shore up budget shortfalls. we’ve got $750 million squirreled away — at least some of which could be spent?” People at the rally applauded as Nancy Loome, head of an education lobbying group called The Parents Campaign, said volunteers for her group will keep pressure on lawmakers as they finish a budget that’s expected to top $5.5 billion.

“We aren’t going away,” Loome said. “The calls and the e-mails and the visits and the letters — they aren’t going away.” Mississippi has gone through five rounds of budget cuts in the current fiscal year because the weak economy has caused tax collections to falter. Republican Gov. Haley Barbour said last week that he’ll

veto budget bills if lawmakers spend more than 98 percent of projected revenues in the coming year. For the last few years, Barbour and lawmakers have ignored a state law that says 2 percent is supposed to be put into the rainy day fund. House Education Committee Chairman Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, said it’s been difficult to negotiate on a budget because many lawmakers don’t even know where Barbour is this week. “With Haley Barbour, it’s kind of like playing, ‘Where’s Waldo?”’ Brown said, taking a jab at Barbour’s frequent outof-state trips to campaign for other Republicans. Barbour spokesman Dan Turner said later that Barbour was in Utah with other governors on Monday and was meeting with some industrial prospects in another state Tuesday. “Mr. Brown can pick up the phone and call the governor at any time, and the governor will speak with him,” Turner said.

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Louisiana House leader chides colleges for poor budget planning FAULK’S GARDEN SHOP BATON ROUGE (AP) — The head of the House budget-writing committee suggested Tuesday that he won’t shield Louisiana’s public colleges and universities from cuts when federal stimulus dollars disappear, criticizing the schools for what he called poor planning and unnecessary spending. Rep. Jim Fannin, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, said the institutions did too little to improve student performance when they received hefty budget increases over the past




Louisiana LegisLature decade. “Even though we put all those hundreds of millions of dollars into higher ed, we didn’t get a better outcome,” Fannin, D-Jonesboro, told higher education leaders at a budget hearing. Fannin said he’s frustrated with the level of detail that college officials have provided about what they’re doing to restructure after budget cuts over the last year and a half have sliced state funding to




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JACK VIX SAYS: Good to see Tapestry growing.

OLD POSt FILeS 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Engineer H. Bolivar Thompson goes to Bedford’s to see what can be done for protection of the levee. • A. Sartorius Jr. goes with O’Keefe, Gulde and Co.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 W.R. Gee, connected with river interests, dies at his home on North Adams street. • Mrs. Mary Smith dies.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The steamer City of Memphis will be called the J.M. Duncan. • Charles Lowenthal resigns as manager of the Galin Store and goes to New York.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 The city now owns the McCabe property on Cherry Street, which is to be used for school purposes. • James T. Boyt, gallant Confederate veteran, dies.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Mrs. R.A. Armstrong is named president of the Speed Street Parent-Teacher Association. • Harry Smalle dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 The fifth anniversary of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club is observed. • E.E. Roebuck, principal of the Brandon High School, presents the Middle Mississippi Class A district football trophy to the St. Aloysius Flashes at a banquet here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Gusts of wind up to 40 miles per hour are reported here. • A Corps of Engineers patrol boat is searching for a high school coach and student reported missing after casting off from Vidalia, La., to cross the Mississippi River.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mrs. Bess F. Wilkes, chancery and circuit court clerk of Issaquena County, dies. • Mrs. Elmore Akins dies. • Ada Mae Ferguson is visiting friends in Laurel this week.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970


Steve Dickson is elected Mr. Warren Central High School and Debbie Bunch is named Miss Warren Central. • Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Buell announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Patricia, on March 11. • C.M. Blalock, Rolling Fork resident, dies. • The Easter Seal campaign begins in Warren County with a goal set at $5,000.


30 YEARS AGO: 1980

‘Land of the free’ moves down world index It’s something to think about. We still sing about the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” But according to a new report, economically speaking we’re not as free as we used to be. In fact, if awards for freedom were handed out in an Olympicstyle ceremony, the United States would not even be on the podium. Gold would go to Hong Kong and Singapore would receive silver. Australia would get the bronze medal. The next three spots would go to New Zealand, Ireland and Switzerland. Canada ranks seventh with the United States coming in eighth. Rounding out the top 10 are Denmark and Chile. The index is published jointly by the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation. According to Liberator Online, a publication of the Advocates for Self-Government, the index focuses on 10 fundamental economic freedoms: business free-

dom, trade freedom, fiscal freedom, government size, monetary freedom, investment freedom, financial freedom, property rights, freedom from corruption and labor freedom. Losing to Canada in Olympic hockey several weeks ago was a blow. But losing out to Canada and seven other nations in economic freedom is worse. Indeed, the United States should lead the world in this category. “The U.S. government’s interventionist responses to the financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 have significantly undermined economic freedom and long-term prospects for economic growth,” say the editors of the economic index. It noted that the United States economic freedom declined in seven of the 10 categories measured by the index. Some might suggest that government restraint in these categories is necessary as a means of reducing such things as poverty

or damage to the environment. The editors of the index see the opposite. “The 2010 Index provides strong evidence that economic freedom has far-reaching positive impacts on various aspects of human development,” the editors conclude. “Economic freedom correlates with poverty reduction, a variety of desirable social indicators, democratic governance and environmental sustainability... Economies classified as free or mostly free also do a much better job promoting human development, reducing poverty and protecting the environment.” In case you’re wondering, the 10 least free economic nations were North Korea, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Eritrea, Burma, Venezuela, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Turkmenistan, and the Solomon Islands. Afghanistan, Iraq, Liechtenstein and Sudan weren’t ranked.

A rain-sodden bluff collapses in Natchez, killing at least three people. • Shouphie Habeeb, president and chief executive officer of Vicksburg’s First Federal Savings and Loan Association, is named chairman of the board of directors of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Retired physician Lucian Ferris receives flowers at his home from Clarissa Davis and Nan Barnes in celebration of Doctors’ Day. • Diana Brady and Bill Monsour are celebrity waiters at a leukemia benefit dinner at Maxwell’s Restaurant.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Karra Denman of Vicksburg wins gold medals in forms and sparring at the Texas State Senior Taekwondo Championship. • Robert Daniel Donohue III dies. • Air Force Airman William K. Guthrie graduates from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base.

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Too little bang for the buck still a health care reality WASHINGTON — One of the sturdiest cliches of American political life is this: The United States offers the best health care in the world! Rightwing talkmeisters like Rush Limbaugh routinely spout that dogma as fact; even Americans who aren’t dittoheads tend to believe it. So one of the most difficult problems facing reformers is this: How do you persuade the public that it’s just not so? How can reformers gain public support for radical (but necessary) changes to medical care if Americans fear tinkering with a great — albeit wretchedly expensive — system? Despite what you’ve heard about “socialism,” a “government takeover” or “death panels,” the Democratic health care reform is hardly radical. It certainly marks a huge improvement on the current system. The legislation will, among other things, cover an additional 32 million Americans; end the practice of excluding those with pre-existing conditions; and offer subsidies to families and small businesses toward their pur-



Radical change would revolutionize the way that medical care is delivered, emphasizing prevention and paying doctors and hospitals for making their patients healthier.

chase of health insurance policies. Those are among the proposals that mark the most progressive turn in American medicine since Medicare. But given the scale of the problems in our system, it amounts to tinkering around the edges. Radical change would revolutionize the way that medical care is delivered, emphasizing prevention and paying doctors and hospitals for making their patients healthier. Given the howling and demagoguery that have erupted over legislation that accomplishes less, you can imagine the firestorm that would ignite if the White House proposed a system that

clamped down on unnecessary tests and procedures. Still, someday — perhaps by the time I’m retired and helping to bankrupt Medicare — a president and Congress will have to take that on. If those changes are not made, the entire system will collapse under the weight of its costs. In truth, the feature that most distinguishes health care in the United States is the cost. It’s arguably not the best in the world — but it’s certainly the most expensive. And that’s unlikely to change in the next decade. The Democrats’ plan will reduce

the deficit over the long term by reining in the growth of health care costs, according to the Congressional Budget Office. But the United States is still likely to spend much more than other industrialized nations. And what do we get for all the money that we spend? We remain the only Western nation that does not provide universal health care coverage to its citizens. France and Germany, for example, spend about half as much, provide universal care and reap better outcomes. They live longer, with proportionally fewer dead babies and children. The same is true of the muchmaligned Canadians. They, too, get better health outcomes for less money. “Americans like to believe that, with most things, more is better. But research suggests that where medicine is concerned it may actually be worse. ... Two economists working at Dartmouth ... found that the more money Medicare spent per person in a given state the lower that state’s quality ranking tended to be. In fact,

the four states with the highest levels of spending — Louisiana, Texas, California and Florida — were near the bottom of the national rankings on the quality of patient care,” Harvard surgeon Atul Gawande wrote in The New Yorker. Critics of health care reform — who include virtually every Republican in Congress — scared Americans silly with talk of “rationing,” which implies that a sick person needing surgery or a prescription would have to wait in line or be turned away at the door. (Somehow, critics managed to overlook the fact that medicine is “rationed” now unless you’re rich.) But somewhere along the way, some brave political leader is going to have to help Americans understand that we don’t need everything we’re paying for in the medical system. A lot of that money is wasted. We could be healthier spending a lot less. •

Cynthia Tucker write for The Atlanta JournalConstitution. E-mail reaches her at cynthia@

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Senate Dem: Republicans can’t face the music WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Senate Democrat accused Republicans today of refusing to accept the finality of health care changes, a day after President Barack Obama signed the most sweeping medical system remake since Medicare. “This is a political exercise for too many on the other side of the aisle,” said Sen. Dick Durbin. “We’re going to tell our people back home, ‘It’s time to govern. It’s time to lead.’ “ Durbin appeared today in a nationally broadcast interview with South Carolina’s Jim DeMint, who had said last year he believed the health care overhaul would turn out to be Obama’s “Waterloo.” “America doesn’t want a broken presidency,” countered Durbin, D-Ill. DeMint did not back down, saying “Americans are very angry,” not only with the substance of the sweeping health care bill Obama signed into law Tuesday, but also with the process Democrats used to muscle it through Congress. The pair swapped barbs on NBC’s “Today” show as the Senate entered a second day

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President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hug after Tuesday’s bill-signing. of debate on a package of fixes to the new health law. These legislative adjustments were demanded by House Democrats as their price for passing the mammoth overhaul legislation that will extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans. “They’re hoping that Americans don’t notice this is another power grab,” DeMint said of Democrats. “So we’re going to bring these issues up.” He accused Democrats of breaking “a lot of protocols” in the Senate and said he

couldn’t imagine Republicans working very hard to cooperate on other issues. As he put his signature on the bill, Obama declared “a new season in America.” The fix-it bill being mulled in the Senate eliminates a special Medicaid deal for Nebraska from the new law, softens a tax on insurance plans that was repugnant to organized labor, sweetens the pot with more expansive subsidies for lowerincome people and offers more generous prescription drug coverage to seniors, among


Lawsuit Continued from Page A1. nia, Alabama, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana have agreed. All the attorneys general are Republican except James “Buddy” Caldwell of Louisiana, a Democrat, who said he signed on because Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal asked him to and he felt the effort had merit. In Mississippi, Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, both Republicans, are urging Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood to file a lawsuit. Barbour has said he will file the suit himself if Hood doesn’t make a decision by noon Thursday. The lawsuit, filed in Pensacola, asks a judge to declare the bill unconstitutional because “the Constitution nowhere authorizes the United States to mandate, either directly or under threat of penalty, that all citizens and legal residents have qualifying health care coverage.” Robert Sedler, a constitutional law professor at Wayne State University in Detroit, said the effort isn’t going anywhere. “This is pure, pure political posturing and they have to

know it,” he said. But South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley disputed that characterization, saying his state will have to cut education and other programs to make up for increased Medicaid costs under the overhaul. “This isn’t about attorneys general trying to break into the realm of telling what needs to happen with health care reform,” he said. “This is attorneys general saying you went too far with unfunded federal mandates. You exceeded your power under the Constitution.” Not so, said Bruce Jacob, a constitutional law professor at Stetson University in Florida, who said the suit seems unlikely to succeed. “The federal government certainly can compel people to pay taxes, can compel people to join the Army,” he said. Some more states, including Missouri, might join the suit. Still others are looking at other ways to avoid participating, like legislation to block requirements in the bill. McCollum predicted his suit would end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Continued from Page A1. us to get the advertising out there earlier,” he explained. “We’re doing print, television and radio advertising, and we also sent out press releases throughout the region.” While he did not have exact figures, Seratt said the VCVB has spent more on advertising Tapestry this year. Last year, Seratt obtained VCVB board permission to spend $25,000 to create a 16-page, full-color, glossy brochure highlighting events. The booklet was reproduced this year, and Seratt and

other changes. Its approval at the end of this week is virtually assured, since it’s being debated under fast-track budget rules that allow passage with a simple majority instead of the 60 votes usually required for action in the 100-seat Senate. Democrats control 59 Senate seats. That didn’t stop Republicans, who are unanimously opposed, from using the floor debate that began Tuesday afternoon as an opportunity to repeat the accusations they’ve lobbed for the past year. The GOP came up with some new arguments, too, including an amendment offered by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., that would prohibit sex offenders from getting Viagra under federal health programs. The main suspense surrounding this week’s debate is whether the fix-it bill can emerge from the Senate unchanged. If it does, it can go straight to the president for his signature, since it’s already passed the House. If the Senate changes it, the legislation would go back to the House to be passed again.


the VCVB purchased period clothing for participants. “That’s made it even more interesting for everyone,” said Sharp of the period clothing. Betty Bullard, owner of The George Washington Ball House, said she’s seen three to four times more ticket holders come to her tour home this year. Along with better advertising, Bullard also attributed increased visitation to the weather. It “was miserable last year, and this year it’s cooperated marvelously,” she said.

Tapestry was created to replace Pilgrimage, the city’s original tour home series. Pilgrimage attendance had fallen steadily leading up to its last run in 2008, and Tapestry was envisioned as a way to inject new life. Stephenson said she and other tour home operators have been so pleased this year, they’ve begun discussing expansion. “We’re already starting to discuss next spring’s Tapestry, and we’re also looking at the possibility of adding a Tapestry event in the fall or over the holiday.”

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The 151-page study, which in 2007 featured a foreword by then-Sen. Obama bemoaning the problems facing black men, makes clear that it appreciates his efforts so far as president but that ‘much, much more must be done.’ ing the problems facing black men, makes clear that it appreciates his efforts so far as president but that “much, much more must be done.” Seeking to broaden its appeal, the report for the first time also addresses inequality for Hispanics, the nation’s fastest growing demographic group. It noted that Latinos faced many problems similar to blacks and in some areas may lag further behind, such as voter participation, insurance coverage and college enrollment.

some speculation. No one really knows for sure why they rank you the way they do. There’s no question that if you have too much available credit when you apply for some other credit, you might be turned down. It is a good idea to keep a credit card or two available for emergencies and for those transactions where credit cards are called for. As long as you have the discipline to not abuse this tool, you are doing the right thing.

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“Now it’s time for a strong jobs bill,” said Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League. “I think the health bill is a very important landmark piece of legislation that in the long term will also create jobs. But that’s not immediate,” Morial said. The report includes policy discussions and essays from academics, business leaders and members of the Obama administration such as Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Among its recommendations: • Provide $150 billion for direct job creation in local communities by offering grants to cities, states, universities and nonprofit groups. Eligibility will be based on local unemployment rates with a goal of creating 3 million jobs. • Adopt the proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency, hire housing counselors nationwide and strengthen enforcement of fair lending laws to crack down on predatory lending, since blacks and other minorities were disproportionately hurt by the foreclosure crisis. • Spend $5 billion to $7 billion to hire up to 5 million teens as part of an expanded Youth Summer Jobs Program that would improve opportunities for urban youths.

Pay cuts coming for execs More than 1M baby slings at bailed-out companies recalled after 3 deaths WASHINGTON (AP) — The top earners at five big companies still living on federal bailout money will take a 15 percent pay cut this year, the Obama administration’s pay czar says — yet many will still make millions. Kenneth Feinberg also said cash salaries would be capped at $500,000 this year for the vast majority of the top executives at the five companies. Any further compensation has to be in stock. Still, he said, 69 of the 119 executives covered by the restrictions will take home pay packages worth more than $1 million. The announcements Tuesday were the administration’s latest effort to deal with outrage over lucrative pay provided to executives of bailedout companies while the public struggles with stagnant wages and high unemployment. Taxpayers can still expect to lose tens of billions on the rescues of the five companies: American International Group, GMAC Financial Services, Chrysler Financial, Chrysler and General Motors. Feinberg said his review refuted companies’ complaints that pay restrictions would drive away top talent. Inside the five companies, 84 percent of the top executives covered by last year’s pay limits have stayed put, he said. “These statistics undercut the argument that if you don’t

At a glance Pay packages announced: Obama administration pay czar Kenneth Feinberg announced pay packages for 119 top earners at five companies that still rely on massive government bailouts. What companies are covered: Feinberg has direct oversight of five companies that received “extraordinary assistance” from the government: American International Group Inc., GMAC Financial Services, General Motors Co., Chrysler Financial and Chrysler Group LLC. Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp. were on his list until they repaid their bailouts late last year. How much?: Almost 60 percent of the executives will get cash and stock worth over a million dollars. But Feinberg emphasized that total pay is down an average of 15 percent from 2009. The comparison isn’t perfect, since the 2009 totals include nine months during which the companies set their own pay levels without Feinberg’s guidance.

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Bridge Continued from Page A1. get construction under way as early as next month. The problem with the short bridge is continued sloughing of steep bluffs rising from the railroad level. Supports have been undermined. The solution is to create a rail tunnel, top it with soil and a roadway. When the city began planning for the bridge replacement in 2006, it estimated the cost at $5 million and set aside that much of a $16.9 million bond issue for the work. The Federal Railroad Administration is to reimburse the city $4 million. However, when bids were taken in early 2009 the cost had grown to nearly twice the original estimate. A not-to-exceed $8.6 million agreement was reached last summer with Kanza Construction of Topeka, Kan., after months of negotiations, but the project has been stalled due to the lack of funds. City officials have since been scrambling to fill the $4 million funding gap. Robert Summers, who has worked at Mississippi Rubber for four years, said he’s lucky to see a handful of customers come in the store each day since the bridge was closed. Some delivery trucks have quit coming to the business altogether — unable to make the tight detour turns — and others are stopping in the city before they reach the detour and calling Summers to have him meet them for deliveries. “Honestly, I don’t know what I’ll do if this place closes,” said Summers, who

speculated he might be able to continue working for Fleming at a similar business in Jackson. “But that would be like taking a pay cut to drive there every day, and things are already pretty tight the way it is.” Summers’ boss said he’s pleaded with the city to move the detour signs back to the bridge to allow more driveby traffic. Bubba Rainer, city public works director, said the signs were placed at the actual detour turns to cut down on confusion and try to avoid traffic snarls. “You try to set up the best detour route for the public to keep it as easy to follow as possible, but not everybody is going to win,” said Rainer. “It’s a bad situation. It’s been an ongoing headache, really ever since we started closing (the overpass) to heavy truck traffic in 2006.” Sellers said most out-oftown travelers who get tangled up in the Washington Street detour end up aborting their plans in Vicksburg altogether. “We get people in here all the time asking how to get around the bridge to the casinos or wherever, and when you start trying to explain it to them they just get this glazed look over their face, like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding,’” he said. “I mean, if you’re passing through and you pull off at the welcome center and they start telling you about all these detours, what are you going to do? You’re probably going to get back on the interstate and keep driving.”

It’s not just the businesses trapped outside the detour route that are feeling the pinch. Along the entire stretch of Washington Street — the city’s main northsouth corridor from Interstate 20 to downtown — businesses are feeling the effects of the bridge closure. “It’s having a negative impact on all of the businesses in the area, all the way to downtown, I know they’re all saying it’s been detrimental, too,” said Christi Kilroy, VicksburgWarren County Chamber of Commerce executive director. “There’s not a time that I got out in a social or business situation where I don’t get asked about it. Everyone is suffering, and they’re frustrated.” The most common question or complaint, said Kilroy: “The thing they all say is, ‘I’m hearing about all these shovel-ready stimulus projects on TV and in the newspapers — how can it be that we don’t qualify?’ “That’s their biggest frustration, and that’s ours,” she continued. “It’s complicated, but from what we’ve been told it’s because rail money can’t be matched with stimulus funds from the highway department.” Both Sellers and Fleming said they’d be more optimistic about the future of their businesses if the city had a reliable timetable to replace the 80-year-old bridge, which closed to all traffic Jan. 23, 2009. Winfield said that might come soon. “We have gotten


some response from Kanza basically stating we can still move forward at the amount we’ve agreed on if we can get a deal in place by the end of March,” the mayor said. “Talking to the engineering firm, it looks like we can break this into two phases ... and we have enough money in hand to pay for the first phase and get this project under way.” Winfield said he hopes to use approximately $2.2 million in bond money dedicated to the developing sports complex on Fisher Ferry Road and another $1.5 million dedicated to a third phase of a cityswide paving project to get the tunnel project going. “By the time we get to phase two, which I believe would be May or June, then we should be getting the response from Congress on the appropriation,” Winfield said. If the federal earmark comes through, Winfield said the sports complex and paving money would be replenished. If it doesn’t, he said the ball park ­— which has also been stalled due to the pullout of private partners and construction challenges — might have to be put on hold. “We have to be prudent with our funds and make tough choices, and to me, the bridge is more critical than anything at this point,” the mayor said. “But, between my travels up (to Washington D.C.) and the community’s coordinated effort to get this earmark, I believe we’re going to get it and we’ll be able to replenish those other funds.” Winfield said he anticipated bringing the issue of using the ball park funds to

get the tunnel project under contract before the board of mayor and aldermen soon, likely at its regular meeting Thursday. The first phase of the project would include creating a connector road between Washington and Lee streets via the DiamondJacks entrance on the south side of the closed bridge. The existing two-lane entrance would be widened by a lane, with one lane dedicated to casino traffic and the remaining two for city traffic. “If we can get the contract signed by the end of the month, I’d expect them to be on the ground and working on the first phase by the first or second week of April,” said Winfield. Completion of the phase one connector road would provide for a second, less inconvenient detour route, but the actual bridge replacement would not be included until the second phase of construction — which the mayor said he does not believe will take as long as originally estimated. “This entire project can probably be completed in 10 months,” he said. “It’s not going to take a year to 18 months, as I’ve seen it estimated before.” In the meantime, Sellers and his fellow business owners on Washington Street will continue to take any business they can get. “If they would just start doing something on the bridge — any work at all — it would help the store. If nothing else, just because of the construction workers it would bring in,” said Sellers. “It’s that sensitive of a situation.”

Warnock; and sister, Myrtrea Gordon. Survivors include daughters, Helen Tucker Wright (John) of Redwood, Debbie Webster Stockton (Jim) of Branson West, Mo., and Frances Tucker Grey (Roland) of Vicksburg; son, Newman B. Webster Jr. of Vicksburg; sisters, Elizabeth Wells and Evelyn Sanderford; a brother, Willie A. Warnock Jr.; grandchildren, Michael Grey, Sonya Baer, Brad Redditt, Jeremy Hearn, Charles Newman Webster, James Stockton, Amanda Rebert, Brandon Webster and Andrew Webster; greatgrandchildren, Summer Baer, Taylor Baer, Sean Grey, Alex Redditt, Savanna Webster, Hannah Grey, Bryce Rebert, Lana Webster and Bailey Rebert; and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Brad Redditt, Charles Newman Webster, Brandon Webster, Andrew Webster, Michael Grey, Jamie Richardson, Jeremy Hearn and James Stockton.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Dwiggins, Charles and Fannie Thomas, J.W. Redditt, Nathan Skipworth, Willie Skipworth, Danny Gordon, David Tilghman, Barry Warnock, Tony Warnock, Ronnie Hollowell, Lonnie Hollowell, Boney Cobb, Dr. Daniel Edney, Dr. Paul Pierce IV and the staff of Providence Hospice. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 2524 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216, or Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216.

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Fannie G. Ledlow Fannie G. Ledlow died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Heritage House Retirement Center. She was 87. An Alabama native, Mrs. Ledlow had lived in Vicksburg for more than 60 years. She was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Acacia Chapter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ira and Sara Griffin; her husband, Robert Ledlow; a brother, Ira Aubrey Griffin; and three sisters, Christine Girard, Kathleen Crouse and Mellie Harris. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Rushing of Vicksburg and Linda Jacobs of Port Angeles, Wash.; four sons, John D. Ledlow of Vicksburg, Robert A. Ledlow of Yukon, Okla., Phillip Ledlow of Pensacola, Fla., and Paul Ledlow of Cascade, Iowa; two brothers, Phares Griffin of Vicksburg and Johnny R. Griffin of Redwood; and 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Skipper Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jacob Ledlow, Joel Ledlow, Phillip Rushing, Patrick Rushing, Austin Ledlow and Clay Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Walter Johnston and David Crouse Sr.

David W. Lyons Sr. David W. “D.W.” Lyons Sr. died Monday, March 22, 2010, at his home. He was 75. A native of Wesson, Mr. Lyons retired as maintenance superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park. He served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Velma Lyons; and a sister, Lorena Gullett. He is survived by one son,

David W. Lyons Jr. of Vicksburg; four daughters, Sylvia Callen and Monica Cooper, both of Vicksburg, Audrey Bobo of Pineville, La., and Sharla Donohoe of Prattville, Ala.; the mother of his children, Gertrude Lyons; three brothers, John Lyons and Sherwood Lyons, both of Vicksburg, and Larry James Lyons of Clinton; five sisters, Ann Lobred and Katie Lyons, both of Vicksburg, Faye Parker of Clinton, Edith Farmer of Raymond and Annette King of Pensacola, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel with Ronnie O’Quinn officiating. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Sherwood Lyons Jr., Ken Lyons, Brett Jones, Al Gullett, Rowdy Nosser and Tommy Potts.

Irene B. Miller Irene B. Miller died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 87. Mrs. Miller was a member of King Solomon M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Miller; a brother, James E. Mays; and a sister, Josephine Porter. She is survived by one brother, Robert “Bobby” Hampton of Chicago; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. Dillon-Chisley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Pruett Mary E. Pruett died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 81. Mrs. Pruett was a native of Mize, had lived in St. Joseph and was a Vicksburg resident most of her life. She attended Woodlawn Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Randy Pruett of Vicksburg; two sons, Donald “Donny” Byrd of Vicksburg and James Byrd of Monroe, La.; two daughters, Cheryl Reed of Vicksburg and Ruby Posey of Winnsboro, La.;

11 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Kent Campbell and Curtis Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be the men of Woodlawn Baptist Church.

Marye Helen Warnock Webster Marye Helen Warnock Webster, 82, died Sunday, March 21, 2010, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg. Burial will be at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 this evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Webster enjoyed everything outdoors, as well as traveling, gardening, sewing, restoring antiques, baking and cooking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie A. Warnock and Hester Sibley Warnock; husband, Newman B. Webster Sr.; brothers, Albert Warnock and Ernest


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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 friday-saturday Partly cloudy; chance of showers; highs in the lower 70s, lows in the lower 40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; chance of showers; lows in the lower 50s thursDAY-saturday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 70s, lows in the lower 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 74º Low/past 24 hours............... 46º Average temperature......... 60º Normal this date................... 59º Record low..............30º in 1968 Record high............92º in 1929 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..............1.79 inches Total/year.............. 11.39 inches Normal/month......4.58 inches Normal/year........ 14.91 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 1:37 A.M. Most active................. 7:51 P.M. Active............................. 2:05 P.M. Most active.................. 8:19 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:16 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:17 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:01

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 34.7 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 19.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 18.8 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.4 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 12.7 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 15.4 | Change: +0.7 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................77.5 River....................................82.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 45.4 Friday....................................... 45.2 Saturday................................. 44.4 Memphis Thursday................................ 27.7 Friday....................................... 28.0 Saturday................................. 28.3 Greenville Thursday................................ 41.5 Friday....................................... 42.5 Saturday................................. 43.1 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 35.8 Friday....................................... 36.8 Saturday................................. 37.5


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Irish bishop resigns, apologizes to victims of sexual abuse DUBLIN (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation today of Bishop John Magee, a former papal aide who stands accused of endangering children by failing to follow the Irish church’s own rules on reporting suspected pedophile priests to police. Magee apologized to victims of any pedophile priests who were kept in parish posts since he took charge of the southwest Irish diocese of Cloyne in 1987. “To those whom I have failed in any way, or through any omission of mine have made suffer, I beg forgiveness and pardon,� the 73-year-old Magee said in a statement. The pope on Saturday pub-

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican today. lished an unprecedented letter to the Irish church criticizing some of its bishops for mis-

handling childabuse cases. It accepted no Vatican responsibility for the decades of cover-up. Benedict also has yet to Bishop John accept resigMagee nation offers from three other Irish bishops who were linked to cover-ups of child-abuse cases in the Dublin Archdiocese, the subject of a major government-ordered investigation that published its findings four months ago. Magee, however, had been expected to resign ever since a Catholic Church-commissioned investigation into the mishan-

dling of child-abuse reports in Cloyne ruled two years ago that Magee and his senior diocesan aides failed to tell police quickly about two 1990s cases. The church and government suppressed publication of that report’s findings until December 2008, when Magee faced immediate calls to quit from victims’ rights activists and some parishioners. They accused him of ignoring an Irish church policy enacted in 1996 requiring all abuse cases to be reported to police. Magee remained Cloyne bishop in name but handed over day-to-day responsibilities to his superior, Archbishop Dermot Clifford, in March 2009. Magee said today he submitted

his resignation to the Vatican two weeks ago. Cardinal Sean Brady, leader of Ireland’s 4 million Catholics, offered prayers and praise for Magee. “However, foremost in my thoughts in these days are those who have suffered abuse by clergy and those who feel angry and let down by the often-inadequate response of leaders in the church,� Brady said. Brady, a Vatican-trained canon lawyer, faces his own cover-up accusations. He has admitted collecting evidence in 1975 from two altar-boy victims of a notorious pedophile priest — but had both boys sign confidentiality agreements and

never passed his information to police. Separately, the state investigators who reported on the Dublin cover-ups have turned their attention to Cloyne and are expected to report their own conclusions later this year. Magee said he would remain available to answer their questions. The church’s Cloyne report found that Magee and his diocesan deputies fielded complaints from parishioners about two priests from 1995 onward — but told the police nothing until 2003 and little thereafter.

Burned police trucks Obama, Netanyahu meet amid dispute seen as threat to cops HEMET, Calif. — Four city pickups have been torched in an attack that may be linked to previous booby-trap attempts to harm officers, police in Southern California said. The Hemet city code enforcement trucks were discovered burning at a city lot about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Richard Dana said it’s considered a threat against the department. Dana said a 911 caller on Friday warned a police car would be blown up as retaliation against a crackdown on a motorcycle gang. Officers in Hemet — 85 miles east of Los Angeles — have been the targets of three booby-trap attempts since Dec. 31 but escaped injury. A gas pipe was rerouted into a gang task force building, a security fence was rigged with a gun that went off and an explosive device was attached to an officer’s car.


U.S.-Russian nuke deal to be signed in Prague PRAGUE — Prague announced today it will host the signing of a new U.S.Russian treaty to reduce long-range nuclear weapons — the clearest sign yet that Washington and Moscow are close to completing a deal to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. For President Barack Obama, a ceremony in Prague would be a symbolic return to the city where he outlined his nuclear agenda in April and declared his commitment to “a world without nuclear weapons� in a sweeping speech before tens of thousands. Czech Foreign Ministry spokesman Filip Kanda said negotiations on the treaty have not been completed yet.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday in an unusual pair of low-profile meetings at the White House amid a serious dispute about settlement construction. In a break with custom that seemed linked to the crisis complicating U.S.-Israel relations, reporters were not invited to see them shake h a n d s a n d President Barack begin their Obama talks. It is highly unusual for a visiting ally not to be seen with the president, either for photographs or statements. At issue is Israel’s announcement two weeks ago, as Vice President Joe Biden visited, that it will build 1,600 new apartments in east Jerusalem, the largely Arab section of the disputed Holy City. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state and have delayed new U.S.-spon-

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Room, a White House official said late Tuesday. Netanyahu then asked for a second meeting with Obama, who came back downstairs to the Oval Office for another 35 minutes of talks with the prime minister, said the official. Although they met for a total of two hours, the White House did not issue a formal statement on what was discussed in either meeting, another break with custom. Israeli officials also had no comment. Israel on Tuesday unveiled a grandiose plan for hotels, businesses and new housing for Palestinians in the center of east Jerusalem, but the announcement only brought Palestinian suspicion that it was an unacceptable payoff for new building in Jewish neighborhoods. The plan calls for developing a large area across from the Old City wall for tourism and commerce, as well as building 1,000 additional apartments. On Capitol Hill, Netanyahu received a warm public reception from Congress on Tuesday.

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AChIEvEmENTS • The artwork of Jeremy Moffett, a Vicksburg senior at Mississippi College, will be on display at the Gore Galleries March 31-May 7 as part of a graduation requirement. Viewing hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at 199 Monroe St. in Clinton. More information is available by calling 601-925-7770 or e-mailing

COmpETITIONS • The Warren Central High School Madrigals received a superior rating and the Adjudicator’s Award during competition at the Heritage Festival in Nashville, Tenn., on Friday. With scores of 95, 98 and 98, they were the highest-scoring choral group at the festival and were invited to sing at the Carnegie Hall Festivals of Gold in New York City in 2011.

DEgrEES • Area students who have received Associate of Science degrees in nursing from Excelsior College are Michael Anthony Piazza of Lorman and Tammy Stewart and Tiffany Sherman Wienke, both of Vicksburg.

hONOR ROLLS • Paul A. Velazquez of Vicksburg is on the president’s honor list for the winter quarter at Louisiana Tech University.

UpCOmINg EvENTS • Alcorn State Multicultural Festival — 1-6 p.m. Thursday; international flag parade, games, dances; fashion show, 1-4 p.m. at the Campus Plaza; international dinner, 4-6 p.m. at the dining hall; Elena Dobrynina, 601-8776134. • Bowmar Spring Carnival — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; cotton candy, face painting, cow bingo, uniform sale, more. • Basic Computer Skills — 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 6, 8, 13 and 15 at Mississippi College; basics of 2007 Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and e-mail; fee, $75; registration deadline is Monday; 601-9253263 or academics/ce. • Porters Chapel Academy Spring Fling — 4-7 p.m. April 10; spaghetti supper, bingo for prizes, silent auction, cake walk, flea market, games. • Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science Camp — Hosted by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center for students entering grades 8-12; students intern at Army laboratories in the areas of math, science and engineering; June 21-25 and July 12-16; cost, $25, covers lunch each day; information and applications, due by April 2, can be found at http://gems.

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Vicksburg Intermediate Principal Sharon Williams, far right, poses with students on a New York trip last week.

Two from VIS tout student travel Group just got back from New York, planning LA excursion By Pamela Hitchins

Lights, camera, Los Angeles!

Some happy Vicksburg students will be singing “Hooray for Hollywood” about this time next year, but the actual “cast of characters” won’t be known for several months. After successful student trips to Washington, D.C., in 2009 and New York City this year, plans have been made by administrators at Vicksburg Intermediate School to take students to Los Angeles March 7-10, 2011. Their trip will include visits to the Hollywood Wax Museum and a VIP tour of Warner Brothers Studio, as well as guided sightseeing in Hollywood and Los Angeles. The dates coincide with next year’s spring break, so students will not lose any class time while they benefit from the experiences gained through travel, said VIS principal Sharon Williams. “Because of these trips, those students will take the memories with them forever,” Williams added.

The Smithsonian Student Travel tour includes: • Round-trip transportation. • Hotel accommodations. • Breakfast and dinner daily. • Hollywood and Los Angeles sightseeing, the Guinness World Record Museum, Warner Brothers VIP Stu“They’re changed,” said VIS counselor Alicia Sharp, who coordinates all aspects of the trips for students and chaperones. “They’ll never be the same again.” Sharp attended the Feb. 18 school board meeting to get approval for next year’s trip, and has sent home notices and information to VIS fourth- and fifth-graders who are eligible to go. Other Vicksburg schools are welcome to send groups, too. “I want students to come together and experience it,” Williams said. “This is the

dio tour, acting and makeup workshops, free time in Farmers’ Market and other LA attractions. • Overnight security and medical and accident insurance. For more information, log on to Vicksburg Warren School District, and I want us to be unified.” Logistics and oversight responsibilities, including liability, require that any other school sending a group also send its own chaperones and faculty for that group, Sharp said. “But if another school got a group together, we could share the bus, share the plane and share the hotel.” Cost of the trip to Los Angeles will be about $1,350, Sharp said, if students sign up and pay a $150 deposit See Students, Page B3.

A Vicksburg teen who attends the Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven is a top regional winner in the 2010 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Senior Kristi Ezernack, the daughter of Edgar Ezernack of Vicksburg and Rosemary Graber of California, received a Gold Key award in the contest, sponsored by The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, which recognizes achievements in the arts by students in grades 7-12 “I wrote eight poems for the general writing portfolio,” said Kristi. “I wrote about things that I know — like my family.” She joins three other Vicksburg students who Kristi received Gold Ezernack Key awards for their art — Warren Central High School seniors Kate Akers and Kyley Wells and junior David Young. Kate is the daughter of Stephen and Janet Akers; Kyley is the daughter of Krista Carter; and David is the son of Chris and Becky Young. The Gold Key is the highest award at the regional level. Other regional awards are the Silver Key, Honorable Mention and American Visions & Voices, also called Best of Show. Twelve Warren Central students received Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions at the regional level. The regional winners’ works will be on display through April 18 at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. After that, the pieces head to New York City for the national contest. The contest, which began in 1923, has seen 12 million students participate and $20 million in scholarships awarded. The Mississippi School for the Arts is a visual and performing arts residential school for juniors and seniors.

Video games can thwart progress in school, study says By The Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. — Parents who fear that buying a video game system will hurt their kids’ schoolwork might be right. Young boys who receive their first video game system don’t progress as quickly in school as boys who don’t own such devices, a new study has found. The average reading and writing scores of the young gamers don’t go down, but they don’t improve either, said Robert Weis of Denison University in Ohio, co-author of the study. “For children without games, scores go up over time,” Weis said. “For boys with games, scores remain relatively stable. You don’t see the typical development in reading and writing.” The study found that the young gamers averaged about 40 minutes per day on the PlayStation II system,

The average reading and writing scores of the young gamers don’t go down, but they don’t improve either, said Robert Weis of Denison University in Ohio, co-author of the study. ‘For children without games, scores go up over time,’ he said. ‘For boys with games, scores remain relatively stable. You don’t see the typical development in reading and writing.’ likely cutting into study time and social activities. Children without the system in their homes still averaged nine minutes per day of video gaming, usually at the homes of friends, the study found. An official for the Entertainment Software Association, a Washington, D.C., trade group for video game makers, said the study results were not a surprise, but no cause for alarm. “Can anyone be surprised that kids tend to play more with new video games, or toys or bicycles, than with the older ones?” said Richard Taylor, senior vice president for communications for the group. But that novelty can wear

off and “the authors themselves note that they are not sure the effect would exist after four months,” Taylor said. Weis acknowledged the need for a study on the effects of long-term ownership of video games. “Maybe after a year they become less interested or don’t play them as often,” Weis said, although the boys in his study did not show any drop-off in the four months. While the conclusion that owning a video game increases the time kids spend on such games might seem obvious, Weis, a clinical psychologist, said it was important to scientifically prove that conventional

wisdom was correct. The study was published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Weis and colleague Brittany C. Cerankosky used newspaper ads in central Ohio to recruit families with boys between the ages of 6 and 9 for the study. The families did not own video-game systems, and the parents were told their sons were participating in an “ongoing study of boys’ academic and behavioral development.” Girls were excluded from the study because researchers feared they would not play video games enough to produce meaningful results. Parents of the 64 selected

boys were promised a PlayStation II gaming system in exchange for their participation, plus three E-rated games. But half the families were given the video gaming system immediately and half were promised it after four months. The children completed intelligence tests, plus reading and writing assessments, at the beginning and after four months. Also, parents and teachers filled out questionnaires relating to the boys’ behavior at home and at school. The study found that the boys who received the videogame system immediately spent more time playing video games (39.3 minutes versus 9.3 minutes) and less time (18.2 minutes versus 31.6 minutes) in after-school academic activities. There was only a 13-minute difference between the two groups in time spent in afterschool academic activities.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Amy answers your questions about the World Wide Web at

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To complete the Kid Quest Challenge: Visit the Web sites featured in this issue, find the answers to our questions, then go to kidquest

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Snuneymuxw people have built a strong community that embraces the many gifts of nature. Discover their ways at Voices of the Snuneymuxw, First Nation, english. Click on Object List to see some of the beautiful and yet functional tools these people relied on to travel, make clothing and to fish for their dinner. Move over to Community Today to discover how the lives of the Snuneymuxw have changed and how they have also managed to preserve important traditions that make them special.

Frogs have survived for hundreds of millions of years, but A Croak of Caution, http://, is a cry for help from these resilient green cuties. Climate change, disease and other environmental factors are causing frogs to die at an alarming rate. Follow the frog pictures on the lily pads to learn about their struggle to live and what we can do to help. If we will open our eyes to the signs the frogs are giving us, maybe we can reverse some of the damage we have caused for a better future.

Learn Around the World

Where did the Chytrid Fungus first appear?

Which two sports are discussed in Community Today?

The University of Illinois is asking some important and tasty questions with Do You Know Where Your Food Comes From? at http://urbanext. The menu has so many exciting options. As the choices flash before your eyes, click on one to begin. Here is an all-star snack favorite: popcorn. Did you know that we have been eating these delicate, buttery kernels for 8,000 years? How about apples? I bet you did not know they were related to roses. From fruits to grains, this site will open your eyes to the stories behind your classic food favorites.

Or write: Ask Amy, 236 J.R. Pearson Hall, 1122 West Campus Rd., Lawrence, KS 66045

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Go to our Web site:

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in another country? In some places, school is a privilege, and only children whose families can afford the tuition are able to attend. In other places, children are expected to go to school. To learn more, check out these sites that describe what school is like across the globe and let you see what’s for lunch.

If you ate one apple a day, how many years would it take you to eat every kind of apple that exists?

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school by school Beechwood • Cathy Goss’ students brushed a model of teeth as part of a study of oral health. They received Colgate goodie packs featuring a toothbrush, toothpaste and a book. • Fourth-grade GATES students held a “geofest,” researching various states’ landmarks, cuisine, celebrations and more. • Dara Hendrix’s kindergartners participated in a family Easter project using various materials to decorate eggs. Winning projects were as follows: Hunter Williams, best painted egg; Katie Tillman, cutest egg; Karys Creel, Easter Bunny’s favorite; Keegan Wilson, starriest egg; ZaKyah Conner, best beaded egg; Nolan Gullett, shiniest egg; Codey Wheelock, most unusual egg; Kalib Miles, best colored egg; Wyatt Schrader, shapeliest egg; Genesis Edmond, most colorful egg; Joe Edwards, most unique egg; Kaylee Johnson, best button egg; Nicholas Erves, best glittered egg; Aubrey Arendale, most glittered egg; Peyton Rouse, All-American egg; Marcus Lee, most edible egg; Justin Hester, best rainbow egg; Anthony Griffith, most artistic egg; Brooke Taylor, fuzziest egg; Carson Kurtz, most religious egg; Alex Chappell, most beaded egg; Luke Hopkins, best glittered design egg; and Greyson Simmons and Skylar Flaharty, best eggs in show.

Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Terrance Simpson, Ashton Neal, Sean Hinson, Da’Quan Miller, Antwuan Calvin and Ian Townsend. • As part of a study of dinosaurs, Denice Poe’s students created dinosaur stories and mosaics. Students used toothpicks and chocolate chip cookies to serve as paleontologists. Parent helpers were Gail Floyd and Stephanie Jones. Top Accelerated Readers were Andrea Pecot, Andrew Hearld, Kayden Acuff and Lauren Revette. • Staci Plunk’s fourth-grad-

ers used foil to make Greek god and goddess death masks in Anita Houston’s art class. After reading “The Robot,” Gail Campbell’s firstgraders made robots, wrote about them and shared their creations with kindergartners and second-graders. They also planted seeds and are watching them sprout in the classroom. Max Carlisle was named Star Student. • Honor roll assembly will be Thursday. Grades K-3 will convene at 12:30 p.m.; grades 4-6 will meet at 1:30. Report cards were sent home today. • Students recognized with a Kelso choice were Tiffany Reynosa, Heaven Merritt, Daphnea McDuff, Lauren Revette, Joseph Neal and Jaylin Thompson. Students recognized with a Caught Being Good coin were Jacob Walker, Lailah Washington, Mary Hayes, Ben Daene, Andrew Hearld, Brandon Caruthers, Lamar Gray, Lynsey Underdown, Nicholas Fedrick, Darius Flenoid, Hannah Forbes and Shonterria Qualls.

Bowmar • Pledge captains were Angel Rhodes, Schuyler Byrd, Bradley McCullough and Walt Hopson. • Star Students were Benjamin Talbot, Kalani Stowers, Julianna Juve and Lauren McMillian. • First-graders will perform at the PTO meeting on Tuesday. First-grade students who read to kindergartners were Macy Watts, Scott Wallace, Tommy Curtis, Jane Hopson, Madison Embry, Tylah Magee, Ethan Hurt, Nicholas Peterson, Lauren Butler, Taylor Chewning, Levi Wyatt, Aaraeuna Stamps, Neil Sanipara, Keanna Connor and Destiny Davis. • Parent helpers were Jena Fielder, Jackie Dorsey, Audrey Robbins, Ali Hopson, Theresa Brooks and Nancy Carr. • Top Accelerated Readers were as follows: first grade — Jane Hopson, Rachel Garmon, Keanna Connor, Michael DeJesus, Jagger Jones and Shreya


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Sherman Avenue teachers participate in the school’s second annual Relay Royalty Pageant, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Christy Montgomery, from left, is Multiplication Montgomery; Mark Holdiness is Hill Billy; and Shirley Stuart is Sadie Mae. Students judged each character and will donate money to the ones they like best. The contest will continue through April 16, a week before the April 23 Warren County Relay for Life. The school’s overall goal is $5,000, and the teacher who receives the most money will be crowned Relay queen or king. Surti; second grade — Tyrique Willis, Nick Tello and Khyrean Jones. Those meeting library AR goals were second-graders Kayla Burnham, Emme Eaton, Jamal Lee, Emon Smith, Steed Springfield and Dylan Whitfield; fifth-grader T’Amber Butler; and sixth-grader Kaylin McCarley. Students making reader certification were as follows: ready reader — Tommy Curtis and Anthony Lumpkin; independent reader — Madison Banks and Stephanie Sellars; super reader — Joseph Johnson; advanced reader — Collin DeRossette, Alicia Foster, Dillon Green, Noah Marbury, Jasmine Stevenson and Jayda Thigpen; star reader — Amia Fisher, Jack Richardson and Vidal Thuha. Classes of the Week were Florence Njiti’s first grade, Dotti Rankin’s fourth grade and Alecia Shiers’ sixth grade.

Dana Road • After a “Fashion Bugs” unit, Juanita Roberts’ GATES students designed spring outfits to represent bugs. First-grade classes of Tricia Bradley, Tamriel McBride, Cassie Key and Stephanie Brooks constructed robots after reading “My Robot.” In conjunction with Dental Health Month, students participated in a unit on dental hygiene for pets. • Kindergarten pledge leaders from the class of Brenda Gross and Linda Clanton were Daniel Jones, Kenette Thompson, Amirah Lewis, Sha’Kendrius Tyler, Trinitee Odom and Trevon Sanders. • Field Day T-shirts are on sale for $7 for students and $8 for adults. Relay 4 Life team is offering $1 chances on Easter baskets; drawing will be April 1. • Mayor Paul Winfield and Chief Walter Armstrong spoke to second-grade stu-

Elementary Schools Breakfast

Monday: Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Toast with Jelly, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: French Toast with Syrup, Chilled Peaches, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Holiday

Elementary Schools Lunch

Monday: Hamburger, Chef Salad, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise, Tropical Fruit Mix, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Beef Taco, Chicken and Dumplings, Chef Salad, Corn on the Cob, Seasoned Cabbage, Field Peas, Grapes, Orange Halves, Mixed Fruit, Cornbread, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Southern Fried Chicken, Ham and Cheese Wrap, Chef Salad, Parsley Buttered New Potatoes, California Veggies, Waldorf Fruit

dents of Tammye Hogan and Ann Brogdon about their job responsibilities and duties. Second-grade students of Ashley Cessna and Crystal White composed letters to soldiers awaiting deployment overseas. • Top Accelerated Readers for the week were Tiffnetta Modelist, Randy Clark, Kearrious McCoy, Keon Williams, Nature Hall, Jerron Williams, Nicholas Barnes, Jerinique Davis, Patrice Brown and Taylor O’Leary. Those achieving bronze medals were Jazlyn Donald and Landen Kinder. Scholastic Book Fair will be in the school library through April 30.

First Presbyterian • Registration forms for 2010-2011 are available for ages one through kindergarten. • Kindergarten students of Gloria Sullivan created threedimensional dinosaur scenes after a unit on dinosaurs. • Pre-kindergarten students of Shannon Bell learned to play leap frog and made charts comparing and contrasting characteristics of toads and frogs during a unit about amphibians. • Three-year-old students of Teri Conerly discussed the history and making of quilts after a study of the letter Q. They also made queen crowns. Chloe Pettway was named Student of the Week. After a study of the letter Q, Lynnette Smith’s 3-year-olds examined quarters from the 50 states and Puerto Rico. Austin O’Brien was named Student of the Week. • Jessica Wicker’s 2-yearolds made bakers’ hats and baked cakes after a discussion of bakers as community helpers. Kari Dupree’s toddlers designed rainbow shamrocks after a review of colors.

Good Shepherd • Five-year-old students of Mercedes Gills and Brittini Mitchell visited the Smokey Bear exhibit at the Natural Science Museum. • Two-year-old stu-

Salad, Chilled Peach Slices, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Turkey and Dressing Supreme, Chef Salad, Stromboli Supreme, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Sweet Potato, Green Peas, Banana Berry Blend, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Holiday

Secondary Schools Breakfast

Monday:Donuts, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Milk Tuesday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday:Biscuit with Egg, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Holiday

Secondary Schools Lunch

Monday: Chicken Flatbread Sandwich, Burrito & Chili Topping, Cheeseburger, Grilled Chicken Salad, Baked Potato, San Antonio Beans, Carrot Sticks with Dip, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Calico Fruit,

dents of Mayra James and Nakitta Guise made spring butterflies. • Three-year-old students of Carmen Collins and Gloria Williams made a rainbow and will plant Mother’s Day seeds on Thursday.

Jacob’s Ladder • Robin Smith and Matthew Grogan worked at McAlister’s. Students worked on self-help skills, functional words and menu math. • Students visited the grocery store to buy cat food for the school cat. Melissa Stewart worked as a parent volunteer. Misty Grantham and Alayn Bufkin worked at their jobs. • Students worked on problem solving activities and practiced handwriting skills. They also swept entrances to downtown businesses. Robin Smith prepared sweet potatoes and green beans for lunch. • Matthew Grogan, Matthew MacKay, Misty Grantham, Robin Smith and Phillip Scales helped prepare chicken salad for lunch. • AmeriCorps members who painted the school were Joseph Pagano, Meredith Kunitz, Gabrielle Barnes, Michael Evans, Jamie Alay, Pamela Stetler, Trevor Merris-Coats, Billy Murphy and Will Varner.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Terell Branch, Jaden Braswell, Shiyo Wrighten, Erick Weddington, Drew Stokes and Geodarius Tucker. • Students treated to a cookout for improving their STAR reading scores were Raylee Barwick, Kacey Bockman, Marissa Brown, Brandon Jones, Shelby McLeod, Alex Reynolds, Alex Turner, Lindsey Spencer, Bryant Brown, Brandon Burton, Bridgette Leson, Kirsten Millett, Noah Nielson, Keondra Smith, Cheyenne Miller, Dagan Abernathy, Amanda Boleware, Jordan James, Autumn Lee, Continued on Page B3.

Kiwi Wedges, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Fish Melt, Pepperoni Pizza Wedge, Chef Salad, Oven Fries, Tossed Salad, Baked Potato, Corn on the Cob, Banana Berry Blend, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Chocolate Pudding, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Hamburger, Seafood Basket, Tuna Salad Salad, Green Beans, Raw Veggies with Dip, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Chilled Peach Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Frozen Fruit Juice Bars, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Turkey and Dressing Supreme, Ham and Cheese Wrap, BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Chef Salad, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Sweet Potato, Oven Fries, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Strawberries, Bananas, Whole Wheat Roll, Banana Pudding, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Holiday

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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school by school Continued from Page B2. Drew Lewis, Emma Lingle, Tyrick Masters, Bryan Passmore, Emily Adcock, Caleb Boyette, Dekourian Curtis, Alyssa Davidson, Cody Gill, Samuel King, Brett Lewis, Alainna Neumann, Mallory Pratt, Mileena Slade, Kurt Tippen, Jacob Wicker, Makayla Busby, Michaela Mobley, Brandon Pratt, Morgan Stewart, Kaylee Townsend, Abi Davis, Cameron Evans, Kayla Hancock, Jessica Johnson, Treyce Keyes, Justin Massey, Baylen Warnock, Lauren Whitaker, Olari Barfield, Rhoads Caruthers, Carly Copelin, Anna Davidson, Baylee Ethridge, Zane McRaney, Natalie Reynolds, Colt Shy, Rory Thompson, Jarrod Bruce, Carly Alexander, Chase Nielson, Reann Ponder, Zoe Santucci, Josey Tatum, Grahm Tweedle, Karsten Keyes, Haleigh McDaniel, Hannah Ashley, Ana Clark, Hank Holdiness, Christopher Lee, Bailey Mellina, D’Ariyous Moore, Braxton Morson, Peyton Pierce, Nick Breland, Abby Burt, Autumn Cochran, Zach Kerns, Alexis McCool, Christopher Miller, Devin Montgomery, Sean Slade, Caleb Curtis, Alexis Hearn, Katelyn Pettway, Jaden Braswell, Brook Comans, Kyle Dupree, Lexus Fultz, Ashlea Raney, Jacie Redditt, Mario Bailey, Armi Cole, Corbin French, Gracie Hasty, Evan Mabe, Mollee McIndoo, Rachel Neumann, Andrew Stokes, Geodarius Tucker, Spencer Azlin, Jerry Busby, Ken Hall, Joshua Hallberg, Andrew Johnson, Kennidi Fitzgerald, LaQuisha Gray, Gage Ashley, Cali Brown, Jon Cade Easterling, Rhae Height, Landen Lee, Brandon Turner, Ethan Little, Lane Nevels, Hannah Grace Parker, Sara Pratt, Seth Watts, Asia Henry, Haley Oldenburg, Willon Swartz, Christian Evans, Cameron Passmore, Christian Branch, Haley Cummins, Peyton Davidson, McKell Henry, Hannah Wicker, Daelyn Culbreth, Pernell DeFrance, Cade Farrer, Demond Hardy, Madison Sellers, Dylan O’Brien, Aiden Harris, Colt Lee, Cole McLeod, Amanda Reeves, Brikley Spencer, Joey Greer and Avery Mabe. Burgers were grilled by Charles Hanks, principal. Lorraine Copeland and the PTO organized the event. • Third-grade classes held a Mexican fiesta to celebrate reaching their Accelerated Reader goals. Parent volunteer Daphne Turner assisted. Sol Azteca restaurant donated chips and dip. Parents donated drinks and supplies for cheese quesadillas. • Loretta Bynum’s firstgraders who made robots to go along with the story “My Robot” were Catherine Adcock, Parker Ashley, Brandon Burt, Haley Cummins, Seth Greer, McKell Henry, Cameron Passmore, Will Thigpen, Shakayla Wheatley, Hannah Wicker and Haley

Shipley. • Letitia Fitzgerald’s second-grade GATES class reenacted the party scene after reading “Because of Winn Dixie.” Students ate egg salad sandwiches and pickles and made Littmus Lozenges. Parent assistants were Kim French, Toni Neumann and Natalie Azlin. Fourth-grade GATES classes of Letitia Fitzgerald and Linda Parker made oobleck for Gloria Anderson’s first grade after reading “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”

Sherman Avenue • Dinnie Johnston was a guest reader in Allyson Johnston’s kindergarten class. As part of a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, Syd Johnston played bagpipes for kindergarten and pre-K students. • Relay Royalty pageant was held Friday; students may donate money for the next two weeks to vote for their favorite contestant. Loose change is welcome. • Registration Round Up for kindergartners and new students is under way for 2010-2011. Parents or guardians may register prospective students until April 30. Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to enroll in kindergarten. Required items are certified birth certificate, Social Security card, original Immunization Compliance Record (Form 121) and two proofs of residency. More information is available by calling the school office at 601-638-2409. • PTA is sponsoring a good behavior party featuring ice cream and favorite toppings. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners made leprechauns, shamrock sight-word trees and a shamrock person as part of a study of St. Patrick’s Day.

South Park • Members of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club read to kindergartners and donated books. Guest readers were Bob Pitts, Judge Jim Chaney and Charles McKinnie. As part of a St. Patrick’s Day study, kindergartners were visited by a leprechaun who played tricks on students and shared a special snack. • Fourth-graders who received integrity awards for February were Jordan Howard, Jordan Miller, Hannah May, Austin Cheslek, Armani Johnson and Dalton Arnold. Fourth-graders who attended the Good Character field trip were Charles Brooks, Khyla Howard, Daniel Sessions, Dalton Arnold, George Powell and Tyler Morgan. Fifth-graders who attended the Good Character field trip were Andrew Screws, Zaria Neal, Kierra Tribble, Amy Smith, Brittany Brewer, Kaylin Turnage, David King, Chandler Luke, Alina Heldenbrand and Elijah Jackson. • Tammy Tillotson’s art students made color wheels

and mixed primary colors to make secondary colors. Firstgraders visited Pump It Up, where they learned about safety and healthy habits. • Sixth-graders who were named Top Dogs for Benchmark test results were Hunter Dugas, James Jones, Taylor Lynch, Zhenya Shulga, Marlee Stewart, Kiera Thomas, Bill Cohen and Marvyn Whittaker. Those named Groovy Gators were Zac Coomes, Cameron Cooper, Charity Davis, Josh Franklin, Haley Hollowell, Austin Powers, DeMichael Harris, Alex Newell, Chad Ouzts, Isaiah Spencer, Josh Price, Brian Shows, Frederica Stamps, Travis Steed, Tyler Treubel and Austin Cade. • Taffy Watkins’ third-graders who met Accelerated Reader goals were Thomas Fuller, George Gaskin, Michelle Haggan, Sedrick Jones, Tamaria Bush, Te’Leia Sanders, Corneshia Thomas, Joshua White and Montarves Stubbs. Ruth Fraysier’s third-graders who met Accelerated Reader goals were Makayla Anderson, Shaina Bagshaw, John Beck, Emily Bishop, Michayla Johnson, David Jones, Dalton May, Alyshia Moore, Patrick O’Neal, Thomas Pendleton and Austen Ware. Malinda Richardson’s third-graders who met Accelerated Reader goals were Enina Brisco, Dalton Clack, Maylen Haggard, Laura-Reagan Logue, Jalen Love, D’Lexis Miller, Benjamin “Sam” Plummer, Chase Smith, Fionn Smith, Jacques Smith, Rheagan Smith, Kianna Stubbs and David White.

Vicksburg Catholic • Library Club members Ashley Herndon, Alida Spaulding and Michael Stuart read to preschool and Montessori classes.

Vicksburg High • Scholarship acceptance letters should be submitted by seniors to the Guidance Office. • Scholarship information is available on the ASU Vicksburg Warren Chapter’s D.C. Wiley Scholarship, ASU Alumni Association Scholarship and T.K. Soul Undisputed No. 1 Fan Club Book Scholarship. • Statewide testing schedule is as follows: Biology I — April 26; U.S. History — April 27; Algebra I — April 28; and English II — April 29.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Shatavia Mitchell, A’Myra Ford and Kadeidra Johnson. • After-school math tutoring is held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and students must be picked up by 4:30. Students may bring a snack. • Twelve fifth- and sixth-

grade students visited New York City as part of a Smithsonian educational tour. They attended the “Mary Poppins” Broadway musical and visited the Museum of Natural History, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. • Scholastic Book Fair will continue in the library through Tuesday. Field Day T-shirts can be ordered in the foyer each morning; prices are $7 or $9 for XXL and XXXL. Yearbooks remain on sale for $22. • Report cards will be sent home today in weekly folders.

Vicksburg Junior High • Report cards will go home Thursday. • Selected as eighth-grade cheerleaders for 20102011 were Destinee James, Shantae’sia Lockridge, Rachel Majoria, Tae’lor Nelson, Alexis Oliver, Gabriante Riley, Ebone Sandford, Chelsie Scallions, Mercedes Taylor, Janaeya Washington, Jalisa West and Erika Wheeler. Selected as ninthgrade cheerleaders were Jamia Sanders, Carlisa Jenkins, Kristian Warren, Jonah Quizzagan, Tatyana Collins, Murshiva Harris, Lakeria Tubbs, Keyauna Everett, Anna Nation, Johntae King, Q’Shayla Malone and Shandria Taylor. • As part of a career day emphasis, Sheriff Martin Pace spoke to Chris Bates’ career discovery students about government and public service. Dr. Gordon Sluis’ office provided medical supplies and LaToska Hull provided medical equipment of a health-check unit. Pam Pugh of BancorpSouth provided copies of checks, deposit slips and a checkbook register for a statement-balancing activity.

Warren Central High • Betsy Allison spoke to child development and family dynamics classes about parenting while students observed her three children. • Selected as WCHS varsity basketball cheerleaders for 2010-2011 were Ann Kanyango, Shandell Lewis, Keonna McDaniel, Pauline Njiti, Chelsea Perkins, Alex Shaw, Terrika Shields, L’Kendra Smith and Bernisha Williams. • Selected as WCHS varsity football cheerleaders for 2010-2011 were Lindsay Boolos, Taylor Beth Cook, Brittany Cooper, C’Era Craft, Eve Ferracci, Emily Fuller, Porsha Gatson, Skyler Hearn, Haley Herrod, Chandler Jennings, Daysha Johnson, Shelby Clair Liddell, April Mayfield, Paige Mims, Ashley Proctor, Dante Sanders, Eden Smith, Baylee Wallace, Lexie Wolebon and Jaelyn Young. • The school’s Relay for Life committee is selling paper eggs for 25 cents, which will be placed next to the door of the teacher the purchaser would prefer dress in a bunny suit. The teacher with the most eggs will wear a bunny suit to school on April 1. The contest continues through March 31. Proceeds will benefit cancer research, and the event raised $448.75 last year.

Warren Central Intermediate • Art classes created portraits using the process of positioning features, examining features and drawing the features. • Members of the Rhythm Reading Rappers who presented a figurative language rhyme were Cedrick Johnson, Briana Pickering, Angela Dorsey, Angel Nealy, Anthony Bailey, Trevion Williams and Imani Adams.

Rhyme writers were Derrick Dixon, Alexis Bowers, Amari Caples, Joshua Williams, Erika Williams, Keenen Jones, Ashanti Warfield, Chavez Doss, Derrick Dixon and Justin Parker.

Warren Junior High • Selected as eighthgrade cheerleaders were Kaylor Bell, Elli Ferracci, Elysia Gilley, Hannah Gore, Monica Hughey, Olivia Jennings, Haley Lee, Megan Marbury, Kaderia Reece, Katie Schroeder, Kennedy Whitmore and Adele York. Selected as ninth-grade cheerleaders were Mariah Dauman, Emery Gluck, Isola Hartman, Morgan Joseph, Karley Keys, Jasmine Luster, Karly May, Kimberly Melton, Christine Miller, Alexis Murrell, Brittanie Smythe and Abigail Walters. • Report cards will be distributed Thursday.

Warrenton • Top Accelerated Reader Classes of the Week were Shajuan Carter’s sixth grade, Twania Spruille’s fourth grade and Tina Cochran’s first grade. Top readers were as follows: first grade — Riley Wilkerson, Jonathan Nowell, Chole Bailess, Santana Saldana and Ja’Niah Burnett; second grade — Carlos Richardson, Deandre McCalpin, Reese Tucker, Marquez Richardson and Rose Robertson; third grade — Eduardo Fernendez, Destanee Pearson, Andre Ranis, Jayla Sims and Jala Burnett; fourth grade — Zachary Moore, Jon Bantugan, Faith Meredith, Faye Valerio and Joshulyn Pearson; fifth grade — Esdgar Loyola, Jason Lee, Jacob Cochran, Philip Beck, MaKenzie Lynch and Shunterrance Walton; sixth grade — Larry Jordan (STAR reader), Kayla Buell, Alyssa Pugh, Chelsey Chiplin, Tamya Hackett and Luquisheon Sparks.

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Students Continued from Page B1. by March 31 — a week from today. That’s $75 less than what the cost will be after April 1. Other incremental pricing applies as the deadline for registering without penalty approaches — usually around Nov. 1, Sharp said. After the deposit, monthly payments of $100 to Smithsonian means parents can budget and spread the expense more manageably over the course of a year. “We want to get (notice of) it out there far enough in advance that they have time to plan and pay for it,” Williams said. A dozen fifth- and sixthgraders and six chaperones returned Friday from New York, and last year nine students and three adults traveled to Washington at the time of President Barack Obama’s inauguration ceremony. Sharp and Williams are

projecting that 20 or more students will take advantage of the opportunity next year, along with a few parents and perhaps faculty to serve as chaperones. “It will be even easier to manage this time,” Sharp said. Managed by Smithsonian Student Travel, the tours include airfare and hotel as well as entry fees and excursions to popular attractions. In addition, tour guides and hotel security staff are provided. “They are so thorough,” said Williams, who has been on both previous trips, with her husband helping to chaperone and her daughter among the students. “Everything is taken care of.” The kids were so engaged in all that they were seeing, discipline was not a problem, she said. In terms of “the history and the feeling” of the Washington, D.C., experience, Wil-

liams said she doesn’t expect anything to top it, but New York was “wonderful” and she said she wished every fifth- and sixth-grader at VIS could have gone. The students walked across the Brooklyn Bridge, saw the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins,” ate at authentic New York restaurants, rode the subway to Yankee Stadium and other landmarks, shopped at FAO Schwarz, visited Central Park, museums and Ellis Island, and even saw the hotel featured in the movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” “There were just so many wonderful things that they were able to relate to,” Williams said. “No one has anything negative to say about it except you’re exhausted when you get back. And that just means you got your money’s worth out of it.”

Come Join Us at VCS! Enrollment now open for 2010-2011 For more information call 601-636-4824 or 601-636-2256

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TOPIC WE DN E SDAY, mA rch 24, 2010 • SE C TI O N C T V TONIGHT C4 | CLASSIfIEDS C7 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

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• Porters Chapel Spring Fling — 4-7 p.m. April 10 at school on Porters Chapel Road; spaghetti supper, activities. • St. Alban’s Lenten Art & Soup Series — 6 p.m. Wednesdays during Lent at the church on Warriors Trail; tonight: Bovina Baptist bell choir led by Shirley Stewart. • Lenten Fine Arts Series Seafood Gumbo Lunches — 12:05-12:35 p.m. Fridays during Lent at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal; entertainment and $10 gumbo; 601-636-0542; Friday: Beechwood Honor Choir. • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry — Fundraiser for Haven House Family Shelter; 6-7:30 p.m. April 9; dine-in or carryout at KC hall off Fisher Ferry Road; $8: includes fried or grilled catfish, the trimmings.

THIS wEEk’S rECIpE Sesame Crusted Catfish with Geechee Peanut Sauce and Sautéed Okra 1 cup whole sesame seeds 2 cups cornmeal Salt and pepper 4 catfish fillets, skinless Peanut oil 1 cup sliced okra Geechee Peanut Sauce, Grind 1/2 cup sesame seeds into a rough powder. Leave other 1/2 cup whole. Combine sesame powder, sesame seeds, cornmeal and salt and pepper and place in shallow bowl. Dredge catfish fillets in sesame-cornmeal mix and sauté in hot peanut oil. Remove catfish, keep warm. Empty skillet of oil and crusty cornmeal. Add new oil to hot pan and sauté fresh sliced okra about 8 minutes. Place geechee sauce on plate and put catfish fillets on top. Add more sauce and put okra on top.

Peanut Sauce 1 tablespoon bacon fat 1/4 cup diced green pepper 1/4 cup diced red pepper 1/2 cup diced celery 1 cup diced onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon white pepper 2 tablespoons red wine 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 tablespoon brown roux 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 1/2 cups tomato purée Sweat peppers, celery and onion in bacon fat. Add salt and pepper. Add red wine and reduce by 1/3. Add tomato and stock. Whisk in roux and peanut butter. Simmer 30 minutes.

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Dr. William Wooten, River Region’s hospitalist

New program takes load off primary care docs By Pamela Hitchins

Vicksburg internist William Wooten is in an odd position: People are hoping he’ll fail in his new venture. Well, maybe not fail, exactly, but give it up and return to his former practice. Since Jan. 2 the longtime primary care doctor, who since 1996 had cared for patients at The Street Clinic and other Vicksburg offices, has directed River Region Medical Center’s new hospitalist program. Taking the job meant giving up his private office practice. “I have a lot of great former patients who have really made me feel special and told me how much they miss me and wish that I had not done this,” Wooten said last week, taking a short break from his duties at River Region. “A few have actually even — nicely — wished that I would fail in this endeavor and come back into the office setting,” he said. Giving up the close relationships he formed with patients over many years of caring for them has been

What is a hospitalist? • Hospitalists are physicians who devote their time solely to the care of hospitalized patients. They manage and coordinate all aspects of a patient’s stay in the hospital, from admission to discharge. • At River Region Medical Center, the hospitalist is on duty from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week. He provides medical care, attends to any emergencies that arise and is available to discuss care and answer questions. • The hospitalist makes it possible for the patient’s primary care doctor — usually an internist or family-practice physician — to remain available to his office patients. • The hospitalist works closely with the primary care doctor and any specialists a patient requires. He gives a detailed report to the primary care doctor. • Once a patient is discharged, medical care is transferred back to the primary care doctor. Source: River Region Medical Center More information can be found under the link “Hospitalist Program” at Pages/Services.aspx the hardest part of taking on his new job, but Wooten is sold on the value of the hospitalist program. “It’s better hands-on care for the patient throughout the day, and it’s also more efficient and more costeffective,” he said.

Hospitalists are doctors who devote their practice solely to caring for hospitalized patients. With the new program, Vicksburg’s hospital is following a national trend started more than a decade ago, said Dr. Briggs Hopson, River Region’s vice

president of medical affairs. “The hospitalist program has really evolved, and is going to make people feel like they did years ago,” Hopson said, describing a time when doctors were able to spend time at least twice a day with their patients who’d been admitted, and even run back to the hospital from the office if it became necessary. With busy office practices and mountains of paperwork, modern internists and family doctors don’t always have time to do that. Hospitalists, however, don’t keep office hours and thus are available all the time. “I can give you my unqualified support that it is where this country is going, where medicine is going, and I think we’ve got some excellent physicians here,” Hopson said. In addition to Wooten, Dr. James Hall joined the hospitalist staff in January, and River Region hopes to add another soon. Hall is board certified in both internal medicine and nephrology — diseases of the kidney — and came to Vicksburg after seven years

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EastEr Egg Factory

Brown Roux 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon flour Melt butter in pan. When melted, add flour and stir to combine. Cook slowly over low heat, stirring constantly, until roux is dark brown, about 15 to 20 minutes.


in practice in Brookhaven, Jackson and Memphis. Wooten acknowledged that some patients — and some doctors — will need some time to adjust to the practice, but said it’s popular in larger cities and gradually creeping into the smaller ones. “Like anything new or any change, there’s going to be some skepticism,” he said. “You have to wait and see what’s it’s going to be like.” The American Medical Association likens hospitalists to designated hitters in baseball. In a 2007 report on the trend that followed a yearlong study, the AMA noted its acceptance by some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including the Cleveland Clinic; the Mayo Clinic; Brigham and Women’s and Beth Israel Deaconess hospitals in Boston; and the hospitals of the universities of Chicago, California, Michigan and Pennsylvania. “In addition, the nation’s largest managed care programs are supportive of hospital medicine, includ-

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Mark Pait, left, and Carl Warnock pitch in to help prepare chocolate eggs for the 29th annual Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church Easter Egg Factory. The eggs are $2.50 each, and come in peanut butter, vanilla, coconut, maple nut, almond and almond coconut. They may be personalized. Orders can be placed by calling 601-636-2903 or 601-636-2605, or by e-mailing The effort is spearheaded by Gibson Memorial’s United Methodist Women, and proceeds benefit missions. The church is located off Oak Ridge, just past the road’s intersection with U.S. 61 North.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Students learn to mind their manners during business meals THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Students at a formal dinner to learn job interview etiquette heard a cautionary tale about the student who asked for a to-go box after every course of an elaborate meal. Business etiquette consultant Terry Roach told them that the student, whose significant other was waiting at their hotel, got the food — but not the job. About 100 Nicholls State University students attended the dinner and lesson. One of the hints from Roach, who is also coordinator for business programs at Arkansas Tech University: Avoid drippy, messy or too-expensive selections, particularly unfamiliar exotic game. Then there’s the bread basket. “In some restaurants, they have a variety of bread,” he said. “Do not pick up and look at all of them.” While many students are more adjusted to fast food and flip-flops, formal manners still have their place, Roach said. Roach has taught such courses for years and has been hosting the dinner at Nicholls since 2003 in partnership with the university’s Society for Human Resource Management and his colleague, Dr. Sonya Premeaux, an associate professor of business at Nicholls. Other sponsors were the Bayou Society for Human Resource Management and Nicholls Career Services. While some firms have converted to casual Fridays, others stick to more formal traditions when interviewing

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Terry Roach, right, demonstrates how to properly squeeze a lemon as Curtis Lebat, a chef at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, holds out a glass of tea for him during Roach’s business meal etiquette seminar at Nicholls State University. job candidates or entertaining potential clients. “It’s the standard method of doing business,” he said. “It may look like dinner, but it’s

business.” Roach coached the students through the four-course meal. Lemons should be squeezed

into tea, but not dropped in afterward to become “lemon corpses,” he said. Avoid using too many sugar or sweetener packets, and no

slurping the soup. Bread is part of the meal, not an appetizer, he said. Pieces should be broken off and buttered individually, and “butter

sandwiches,” which are created by slicing the roll in half and buttering the insides, should be avoided. And don’t give your entrée a ketchup bath. “That’s the epitome of insult to any piece of meat,” he said. Wait until everyone is served before you eat. Wait until between courses to leave the table, and leave your napkin on your chair behind you. Overall, it’s poise and graciousness that count, Roach said. “You don’t want to look excessive,” he said. “You want to look neat and orderly.” Ashley Temple, 21, president of Nicholls’ Society for Human Resources Management, said the dinner helps students prepare for meetings, interviews and the like. “It really gives students a chance to learn,” she said. Claude Austin, 29, a computer information systems major from Houma, said he definitely expects to draw on the skills when it comes time for formal meetings. So what are the top offenses of young people? Talking about inappropriate topics or using crude language during a formal meal, Roach said. Making fun of or being impolite to the wait staff is also a big no-no. But there’s no need to go overboard, as he told one student who asked if men should stand when a lady returns to the table, as well as when she leaves. “No,” Roach said. “We’re not jacks-in-the-box.”

Build a better, healthier meatball sub By The Associated Press A hot Italian meatball sandwich smothered in melted cheese and tomato sauce is great now and again, but isn’t well-suited to regular rotation in a healthy diet. But with a starting point so tasty, we felt compelled to find a version we could feel good about serving more often. Meatballs often are made with fatty ground meat and lots of cheese. So we created a turkey meatball that’s got all the flavor and moisture, but way less fat. Look carefully at the labels when buying ground turkey, as there are many types available at the market, some with as much as 17 grams of fat in a 4-ounce portion. You also can find 99 percent lean (ground turkey breast), which can end up dry and flavorless. A good compromise is 93 percent lean ground turkey, which we combine with a small amount of hot Italian turkey sausage and some canned tomato sauce for added flavor and moisture.

As a healthful filler, we add a cup of whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs, which are light and airy. But if your market doesn’t carry them, regular whole-wheat crumbs will do. Finally, the meatballs are baked rather than fried, which also helps to hold down the fat and calorie count. Unlike the classic heavy, cheesy Italian sandwich, this light, whole-wheat pita pocket is filled with crunchy shredded romaine lettuce and juicy diced tomatoes along with a satisfying serving of meatballs. A drizzle of lowfat creamy Caesar or Italian dressing ties the whole thing together. If you’re not in the mood for the pita pocket, these meatballs do just as well simmered in your favorite tomato sauce and served over whole-grain spaghetti.

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb blend 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce 12 ounces 93-percent lean ground turkey 6 ounces hot Italian turkey sausage, removed from casing 2 cups Italian seasoned panko breadcrumbs 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 sandwich-size whole-wheat pita breads 3 cups shredded romaine lettuce 3 cups diced tomatoes 6 tablespoons low-fat creamy Caesar or Italian dressing

Turkey Meatball Pita Pockets

Heat the oven to 375. Coat a wire rack with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet. In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the onion and saute

Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Servings: 6

Hospitalists Continued from Page C1. ing Humana, Kaiser, Aetna, PacificCare and CIGNA,” the report stated. There were more than 15,000 hospitalists nationwide, the AMA study reported, and the specialty is the fastest growing profession in medicine. The Society of Hospital Medicine predicted membership in the field could double by the end of 2010. The more serious cause for concern, the AMA found, is the high rate of burnout. “Due to advances in outpatient care, the typical hospital patient is now sicker and may well benefit from a doctor with more experience in serious illness,” the report stated. “(But) the expectation that hospitalists can perform well while being immersed in suffering and loss day after day cannot be maintained over time.” The report concluded by urgently recommending that hospitalists maintain a “reasonable” caseload and be assured “protected time” for teaching, research and study.

Wooten said he and Hall try to maintain a patientload that maxes out at 24. They work 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shifts, but alternate seven-day-on, seven-day-off schedules. As the staff expands, their schedules will be adjusted, Wooten said. Primary care physicians can opt into the program or not, based on whether they want to continue caring for their patients while they are in the hospital. At present, none of Vicksburg’s internists have chosen to do so, still preferring to see their own patients during hospital stays. All of the local family-medicine physicians have signed on the program to some extent, Wooten said. Some give Wooten and Hall the care of all of their hospitalized patients, others just certain ones that need the benefit of a doctor right there on staff. For all patients, the primary care physician remains just that — “Your doctor will always be your doctor,”

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Turkey Meatball Pita Pockets until the onion is soft and translucent, about 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and Italian herb blend, then cook for another 30 seconds. Transfer the onion mixture to a large bowl, then stir in the tomato sauce. Let cool for 10 minutes. Add the ground turkey, turkey sausage, breadcrumbs,

egg whites, salt and pepper, then mix well. Form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs (makes 24 meatballs). Place the meatballs on the prepared wire rack and bake until the meatballs are browned and cooked through, about 30 minutes. To assemble the pita pockets, cut off one edge of each

pita. Stuff with lettuce, tomato and meatballs, then drizzle with dressing. Nutrition information per serving (values rounded to the nearest whole number): 403 calories; 102 calories from fat; 11 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 62 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 24 g protein; 5 g fiber; 1,293 mg sodium.

At a glance said Diane Gawronski, River Region’s vice president of marketing and business development. Patients have been generally positive about the change. “They’re happy that their office doctor trusts somebody with a lot of hospital experience to take care of them for the short time that they’re here,” Wooten said. Patients back at the office also benefit. “One real advantage is that patients prefer not to feel rushed when they go see their physician in his office,” said Gawronski. “So the doctors have more time in the office with their office patients.” Wooten recognizes that not having their “own” doctor while in the hospital will bother some patients. “As long as they’re aware that if their doctor can stay in the office more frequently, they are going to be more accessible to them for most of their routine problems,” they’ll understand there’s a

From a 2007 report by the American Medical Association following a study on the “hospital medicine” speciality: Advantages • Improved quality of care and clinical outcomes due to the increased expertise and experience of hospitalists, particularly with severely ill patients. • Improved efficiency and patient satisfaction because the hospitalist is available during the entire day. • Improved quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction among office patients because the practice of the office-based physician is not interrupted by inpatient rounds and mid-day emergencies with hospitalized patients, and time is not wasted traveling to and from the hospital. • Enhanced accountability and personal investment in the quality of hospital care due to the hospitalist being in the hospital for most of the day. • Enhanced care for indigent patients admitted as “no doctor” patients. • Enhanced educational and training opportunities by teaming residents and medical students with experienced hospitalists. Disadvantages • Compromised quality and continuity of care, and overall loss of communication, when the patient’s physician is unable to treat and follow the patient throughout his or her hospital stay. • Decreased patient satisfaction by not being able to see “my doctor” in the inpatient setting. • Increased costs for the overall patient encounter due to a possible duplication of tests and procedures in the outpatient and inpatient settings. • Erosion of certain hospital-based skills and judgment in the “course of disease,” and decreased physician satisfaction caused by the absence of providing care in the inpatient setting. • Possible loss of hospital staff privileges and potential difficulty in regaining such privileges. • Increased likelihood of “burnout” by physicians practicing as hospitalists.

positive trade-off, he said. And on the relatively rare occasion a person finds himself needing to be admitted to the hospital, it could be

someone now happy to see his former internist successful in his new job. “Dr. Wooten’s been here for such a long time, every-

body within the community knows him,” Gawronski said. “When he comes to their bedside, they already feel very comfortable.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Health care bill will make calorie counts hard to ignore WASHINGTON (AP) — That Caesar salad you’re about to eat? It’s 800 calories, and that’s without the croutons. The fettuccine alfredo? A whopping 1,220 calories. You may choose to ignore the numbers, but soon it’s going to be tough to deny you saw them. A requirement tucked into the nation’s massive health care bill will make calorie counts impossible for thousands of restaurants to hide and difficult for consumers to ignore. More than 200,000 fast food and other chain restaurants will have to include calorie counts on menus, menu boards and even drive-thrus. The new law, which applies to any restaurant with 20 or more locations, directs the Food and Drug Administration to create a new national standard for menu labeling, superseding a growing number of state and city laws. The idea is to make sure that customers process the calorie information as they are ordering. Many restaurants currently post nutritional information in a hallway, on a hamburger wrapper or on their Web site. The new law will make calories immediately available for most items. “The nutrition information is right on the menu or menu board next to the name of the menu item, rather than in a pamphlet or in tiny print on a poster, so that consumers can see it when they are making ordering decisions,” says Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, who wrote the provision. It was added to the health bill with the support of the restaurant industry, which is facing different laws from cities and states. Sue Hensley of the National Restaurant

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Calorie counts are posted on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York. Association says it will help restaurants better respond to their customers. “That growing patchwork of regulations and legislation in different parts of the country has been a real challenge, and this will allow operators to better be able to provide their information,” she said. Some meals will be exempt from the calorie counts, including specials on the menu less

than 60 days. The law will also apply to foods sold in vending machines, specifically those that do not have visible calorie listings on the front of the package. New York City was the first in the country to put a calorie posting law in place. Since, California, Seattle and other places have done so. The FDA will have a year to write the new rules, which

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Vita Coco products sit on a shelf at a Concord, N.H., store.

Coconut water aims to crack beverage market BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Here’s something that could make Gilligan and the Skipper smile. Coconut water is making a splash in the beverage market, touted by manufacturers and fans as the healthy way to hydrate. “It’s an exciting category right now,” says Arthur Gallego, spokesman for Vita Coco, which recently got an endorsement from none other than Madonna. Coconut water — the liquid found in green, i.e. young, coconuts — has been popular in tropical countries ever since someone figured out how to crack that nut. And it’s been available in packaged form in ethnic markets and natural food stores for some time in the United States. But now it’s showing up in mainstream supermarkets, packaged in juice-box style packages and coming in an array of flavors, such as peachmango and tangerine. “What is incredible to see is that the consumption of coconut water has trickled down from the natural food stores to the mainstream,” says Rodrigo Veloso, founder and

Fans of coconut water praise it for being relatively low calorie, natural and packed with important nutrients. For instance, an 11.2-ounce serving of Vita Coco contains almost 700-milligrams of potassium, more than a banana. CEO of Los Angeles-based O.N.E., One Natural Experience, makers of O.N.E. Coconut Water. Veloso’s company is bringing out a new product, O.N.E. Active — which sports fewer calories than its regular coconut water and adds ginkgo biloba, ginseng and catuaba — which comes in three flavors, including lemon-lime. Yes, it’s true. They are putting the lime in the coconut. Already, coconut water has created some big-name buzz. Besides Madonna, Matthew McConaughey and Demi Moore recently invested in

Vita Coco, which was founded in 2004 and saw sales jump from about $4 million in 2007 to $20 million in 2009, according to Gallego. Meanwhile, Pepsi has invested in O.N.E. A third company in the market is Zico, founded in 2004. While coconut water sales are growing — in the $40 to $60 million range annually — they’re still a drop in the bucket compared to billion-dollar drink brands like Red Bull, says Jeffrey Klineman, editor of, an online review publication on nonalcoholic beverages. “It’s definitely got people excited, but we don’t know how big it will be when it reaches the plateau,” says Klineman. “The question is, is it a nine-figure plateau or a billion-dollar plateau. Whether they become part of the beverage firmament is still not really settled.” Fans of coconut water praise it for being relatively low calorie, natural and packed with important nutrients. For instance, an 11.2-ounce serving of Vita Coco contains almost 700-milligrams of potassium, more than a banana.

health advocates have been pushing for years. Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said it’s one step in the fight against obesity. “Coffee drinks can range from 20 calories to 800 calories, and burgers can range from 250 calories to well over 1,000 calories,” she said. Still, it’s unclear what effect

the labeling will have. In a study last year by the online journal Health Affairs, only half of customers in poor New York City neighborhoods with high rates of obesity and diabetes noticed the calorie counts. The accuracy of the counts could also be called into question, according to a different study. In January, the Journal of

the American Dietetic Association published a survey of 10 chain restaurants, including Wendy’s and Ruby Tuesday, that said the number of calories in 29 meals or other menu items was an average of 18 percent higher than listed. The discrepancies were said to be due to variations in ingredients and portion sizes.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

CuttiNg Out thE fAt

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Hitman” — A genetically engineered assassin, Timothy Olyphant, finds himself on the run after he is double-crossed on a mission in Russia./6 on FX n SPORTS College basketball — It’s an NIT quarterfinal doubleheader as Virginia Tech takes on Rhode Island in the opener and Illinois battles Dayton in the nightcap./6 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “Mercy” — Veronica faces up to her posttraumatic stress Timothy Olyphant disorder by reaching out to a therapist. Meanwhile, Veronica sides with arrogant Briggs over patient care, opposing Sands in the process. And Chloe cares for a sightly college football player while Sonia treats two hip folks who ultimately inspire her love life./8 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Bob Mackie, fashion and costume designer, 71; Tommy Hilfiger, fashion designer, 59; Louie Anderson, comedian, 57; Robert Carradine, actor, 56; Kelly LeBrock, actress, 50; Star Jones, TV personality, 48; Lara Flynn Boyle, actress, 40; Alyson Hannigan, actress, 36. n DEATH Midge Costanza — An aide to then-President Jimmy Carter, a veteran political activist and women’s rights champion died Tuesday. She was 77. The San Diego County district attorney’s office said Costanza died after a battle with cancer. She joined the office as a public affairs officer in 2005. Costanza was elected to the city council in Rochester, N.Y., in 1973 and met Carter the following year when he campaigned for her in an unsuccessful bid for Congress.


Glover tries to save Hugo Boss jobs Actor and activist Danny Glover has offered hugs and moral support to Cleveland-area workers at a men’s suit plant that faces a shutdown next month with the loss of 375 jobs. Workers at the Hugo Boss plant in Brooklyn, Ohio, cheered as the star of the “Lethal Weapon” action movies toured the operation Tuesday. Glover later held a news conference and appealed to Germany’s Hugo Boss AG to reverse its shutdown decision. Glover led a boycott of Danny Hugo Boss formal wear at the Academy Awards Glover earlier this month. The company says its shutdown decision stands. The company says the union representing workers rejected concessions at the plant, which it says isn’t globally competitive.

Hewitt shoots ‘Cupid,’ offers advice Jennifer Love Hewitt had more than a breakup on her hands when she recently split from her “Ghost Whisperer” co-star, Jamie Kennedy. She was about to embark on a tour promoting her new book about relationships. “It wasn’t ideal timing,” the 31-year-old actress admits, laughing. “Here’s my relationship book and I’m single.” Still, she has gone ahead with the publicity tour for “The Day I Shot Cupid: My Name is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I’m a Love-Aholic.” And she’s embracing one of its lessons: Allow yourself 72 hours to wallow after a breakup. Then move forward. “Put your big girl pants on and move on,” Hewitt tells The Associated Press. “Seventy-two hours is an appropriate time. After that you Jennifer Love Hewitt start to smell and your friends don’t want to talk to you. ... It doesn’t mean it fixes your feelings or takes away the sadness. You should just start to go, ’I’m OK.”’ The book also includes these tips: Accept that men will always check out other women. Guys hate to spoon. And one shouldn’t be overzealous with a new significant other. There’s even a section written by Kennedy himself, who assures women that most guys like their girls curvy, not stick-thin. Hewitt includes personal anecdotes, such as when she made his-and-her toiletry kits for a guy she was dating. She thought it was cute; he found it scary. The book also sets the record straight on parts of Hewitt’s relationship history, which has been played out in the press.


Something foul afoot in girl’s sneakers An 11-year-old from Connecticut has the most disgusting shoes in America. Trinette Robinson of Bristol, Conn., was crowned the winner of the 35th annual National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker contest Tuesday in Montpelier, Vt. Her sneakers were judged the most vile on the basis of their condition and odor. She says Trinette Robinson, 11, holds she got them dirty by playing her winning trophy and hard in Girl Scout Camp and smelly sneakers. doing community walks for charity. She was among nine kids ages 6 to 16 competing in the contest. She wins $2,500 and an expenses-paid trip to New York City.

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Mississippi lawmakers shed pounds, fried stuff By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — In a gym at a tiny college in the capital of the most obese state in the nation, state Rep. John Hines dropped his chest to the floor, let out an “Aaaarrrrgggh!” and forced through a few final pushups. Hines and 71 fellow lawmakers, 19 members of the governor’s staff — though not the portly governor himself — and 21 “civilians” have been working out several days a week since January to promote healthful living in a culture that prizes its sweet tea and fried food. They’ve shed more than 1,300 pounds collectively, giving new meaning to cutting the fat out of state government. Hines, a 6-foot-1-inch Democrat, said he started at “well over 300 pounds,” though he declined to give a specific number. The 43-year-old has dropped 73 pounds — about one-fifth of his entire weight — through the pre-dawn workouts and can now wear a suit that’s been too tight for two years. “I didn’t know I had a selfesteem problem, but my selfesteem has really improved,” Hines said. “My endurance is wonderful now. I feel good about myself.” Lawmakers in other states have held weight-loss contests, though Mississippi’s seems to be the most organized, said Joseph Nadglowski Jr., CEO of the Florida-based Obesity Action Coalition. And nowhere is there a greater need for a positive example. Mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the nation, at 32.8 percent in 2008, the most recent figure available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gov. Haley Barbour admits he struggles with weight and recently tried to deflect questions about a possible run for the presidency in 2012 by joking: “If you see me losing 40 pounds that means I’m either running or have cancer.” Michelle Obama came to Jackson just last month to promote her “Let’s Move” program that battles childhood obesity. Lawmakers started their fitness competition at the urging of a lobbyist who shed more than 100 pounds last year. Legislators go to Millsaps College, a private school a couple of miles north of the Capitol,

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Democratic Reps. Donnie Bell of Fulton, from front, Sen. Willie Simmons, Cleveland and Rep. Mary Coleman, Jackson, stretch into sit-ups. to run sprints, lift weights and tackle football blocking dummies. They do mixed martial arts and jog stairs. The 12-week workout program has drawn together participants across party, race, gender and age boundaries. It costs $600, but participants in the legislative program aren’t paying. Corporate sponsors are picking up the tab — something that’s not prohibited by state ethics rules. Weekly weight-loss winners receive cash prizes that they donate to schools. The workouts change each day, and none of the exercises is for wimps. “Pump it up! Pump it up!

Keep working! Keep working,” weightlifting coach Ryan Jones yelled over rock music blaring in the gym during a recent 6 a.m. session. The music was so loud that only the pulsing beat, and not the tune, could be distinguished. As colleagues did situps and pumped weights, Rep. Mary Coleman of Jackson, a 63-yearold Democrat, stepped up onto a machine to do chinups. She hesitated a few seconds, so Jones got in her face and yelled, “Pull up! Pull up!” “I’m trying,” Coleman said, sweaty and exasperated but renewing her effort. The main coach for the workout program is 35-year-old Paul

Lacoste, who was a linebacker at Mississippi State University and briefly played pro ball. He goes to the Capitol once a week to report to each chamber how its members are doing. The leading chamber each week gets to keep a marble trophy shaped like the state of Mississippi. “You take the fattest state in the fattest country. We’re the fattest people in the world, and now our elected officials are saying, ‘Enough’s enough. It’s time for us to make a change,”’ Lacoste said. Nadglowski, with the Obesity Action Coalition, said the key for the Mississippi officials will be avoiding a return to their fried foods and sedentary habits when the 12-week program is over. “Going on a diet and losing 40 pounds — congratulations, that’s great. But if the 40 pounds returns over the next year or two, obviously that’s not the kind of lifelong change we need to see,” he said. Several lawmakers say they’re changing their eating habits by seeking out grilled chicken and green vegetables and avoiding fried foods, red meat and desserts. “You talk to a lot of the people who are doing this and they’ve changed so much about their lives,” Lacoste said. “They’re not going out. They’re staying away from the lobbyists’ liquor.”

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Gospel, blues artist Wright dies at 62 in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans blues and gospel singer Marva Wright died Tuesday at age 62, her former manager said. Adam Shipley confirmed that Wright died of complications from a stroke she suffered last year. She sang traditional jazz and gospel standards but was better known for sultry, sometimes bawdy blues songs. Among her best-known songs were “Heartbreakin’ Woman” and “Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean.” She released a series of albums on local and international record labels, and frequently performed in Europe and at blues festivals around the country. With her band, the BMWs, she drew large crowds for performances at

the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. As a child, Wright listened to her mother sing and play piano at church. Among her childhood memories were visits to Chicago, the adopted home of New Orleans gospel great Mahalia Jackson, who had grown up with Wright’s mother. “My mother would go to the national Baptist convention,” Wright once said, according to an account in The TimesPicayune newspaper. “When it convened in Chicago, Mahalia would say, ‘Girl, you don’t need to get no hotel. Stay with me.’ That’s what my mother would do. I met Mahalia when I was 9 years old, but I never realized she was that popular until I got older.”

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more loving relationship, and it hurt that my friends think I’m a victim of domestic abuse. A birthday get-together is coming soon and I don’t feel comfortable going now. I’m worried they may tell others what they “think” may be going on behind closed doors. How do I set the record straight? — Just Clumsy in Amarillo Dear Just Clumsy: You won’t set the record straight by hiding out and refusing to face them. Doing so will only fuel their unfounded suspicions, so attend the party. And at the next girls’ lunch tell them, warmly, that you appreciate knowing they’ll always be there for you, and if they ever need you for anything — ANYthing at all — you’ll be there for them, too. Say it sweetly, with


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Even if you get off on the wrong track in the year ahead, perseverance, patience and consistency will get you back onto the right course, where you can find what you’re looking for. Once there it will be full speed ahead. Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you and another clash over an important issue, neither one of you will be able to force the other into an agreement. You’re going to need to find a compromise with which both can live. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You might think that finding a good excuse for why you can’t carry out certain responsibilities today will get you off the hook, but it will only postpone them to another time that is likely to be far worse. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — It’s to your advantage to avoid a certain clique that contains a couple of members you don’t like. If you insist on hanging out with them anyway, you’re likely to regret it. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Don’t opt out of a challenging activity you like just because the opposition has some new members who look to be really tough. Even if you lose, it’ll encourage you to move to a new level. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Subdue inclinations to tell a friend what s/he wants to hear instead of the painful truth that should be told. You may think you’re being kind, but holding back the truth will be more hurtful in the end. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Spending monies you do not have right now but know are coming in might seem like a good idea, but unless it’s for something you can enjoy for a long time to come, you’ll regret your wastefulness. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Do your own thing without driving off friends who want to do something collectively. You may satisfy a momentary whim, but once that’s gone you’ll have nobody left with which to do anything. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unless you can get something off your chest, you may end up being a loner today. By holding things in and refusing to reveal what’s disturbing you, you’ll cut yourself off from everybody else. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Try to be helpful if you can without getting so involved that you get caught up in a friend’s complicated affairs. It will only make matters far worse for everyone involved. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You may have your own way of doing things, which is fine and good if you’re working alone. However, when involved in a joint endeavor, yield to how the majority wants to handle things. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If others don’t think your ideas make much sense, try to do things their way for a change. You might learn something you didn’t know that will make life easier for you in the future. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — When finding yourself involved in something about which you lack expertise, don’t pretend that you understand. Watch and learn from what is going on, especially if an intricate task is involved.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Recently, I saw a television program about a former professional athlete who was busted for selling drugs to an undercover agent. He received a stiffer sentence because he sold crack cocaine. His attorney argued that if he had sold pure cocaine, his sentence would have been lighter. Why do crack cocaine dealers get a much stiffer sentence than a dude who sells the pure stuff? — Jeff, White Planes, N.Y. Jeff: Simply put, crack is a more dangerous substance. Pure cocaine sells on the street for about $100 a gram, and many people can’t afford it. But crack cocaine is so cheap it’s within everyone’s price range. A teenager with $10 in his pocket can buy enough crack to get high. Crack cocaine is a processed form of cocaine that is usually smoked instead of snorted through the nose. The big problem is that crack is up to 10 times more potent than powered cocaine, which makes it 20 times more addictive and dangerous. It’s also a gateway drug. A national cocaine hotline survey found that 89 percent of teen cocaine users reported using two additional drugs, and 64 percent said they were dependent on more than one. Crack also has a serious impact on street crime. New York City police recently reported 55 crack-related homicides in a sixmonth period. Addicts become so desperate that they turn to violence, especially while high, to support their habit. Prosecutors come down harder on crack dealers because the drug they sell is the deadliest scourge on the streets. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

a smile, and above all, do not appear defensive. P.S. In the future, how about slowing down, trying to be more careful and watching where you’re going? One of these days you could seriously hurt yourself. Dear Abby: I have a horrible secret. I have cheated on my husband with multiple strangers. I have tried to tell him I have an addiction, but he blows me off. When I first met him, I had been with two people. Since our wedding, I have lost count. I think about sex constantly and often arrange to meet men anonymously many times during the week. I have tried to stop, but I just can’t seem to. Believe me, I have tried. I have attempted to talk to my husband about this so he will listen — but I’m afraid to estimate how many times I have cheated because I fear he will leave me. Please help me. — Can’t Stop Down South Dear Can’t Stop: At this point the only thing worse than telling your husband what’s been

going on would be not to. People who engage in anonymous sex can carry all kinds of STDs, and you have exposed not only yourself but him to them. You both should see a doctor and be tested immediately — and if you love him, you will give him that important message. There is an organization that may be able to help you regain control of your life. It’s Sexaholics Anonymous. It originated in 1979 and is based on the same principles as Alcoholics Anonymous. Its Web site is and the e-mail address of the Sexaholics Anonymous International Central Office is Please contact them ASAP because they will take you seriously, nothing will shock them, and they may be able to help you break the news to your husband in a way that won’t end your marriage.



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Hormone-replacement therapy has risks as well as benefits Dear Dr. Gott: Please give ASK some advice on hormonereplacement therapy. I am 52 THE and have been married to my second husband for nearly 10 DOCTOR years. We have enjoyed a wonderful intimate relationship, but now, as I approach menopause, I feel that I am losing interest, and I don’t want that to happen. I have friends who rave about what hormone-replacement therapy has done for them. I’m interested but not comfortable discussing the topic with my male doctor. Dear Reader: As a woman enters menopause, the ovaries decrease production of both estrogen and progesterone. This reduction causes menstruation and fertility to ultimately cease. Common side effects of menopause include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, mood swings and more. Until several years ago, these symptoms were thought to be best treated with hormone-replacement therapy. It appeared simple enough. What the body was no longer able to provide could be handled easily by medication. At the time, it was also thought that elevated estrogen levels could ward off osteoporosis and heart disease and improve quality of life. However, a large clinical trial known as the Women’s Health Initiative determined that HRT didn’t provide what was expected and, in reality, posed some health risks. As the number of hazards involving HRT grew, physicians became less likely to prescribe hormone therapy. Estrogen alone has been associated with a slight increase in the number of strokes and some menopausal symptoms. Estrogen/progestin combination therapy has been linked to a greater number of abnormal mammogram reports. Evidence is now showing that the link between increased postmenopausal use of HRT and breast cancer is stronger and more conclusive. Nonetheless, the benefits of short-term therapy outweigh the potential risks one could experience. All is not negative, however. Estrogen is the most effective treatment known for relief of hot flashes, vaginal dryness, burning and itching. HRT is believed to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer. Confusion remains. Even my answer to you is negative and positive at the same time. What is known is that HRT does not provide the spectacular benefits once thought possible, but it is believed the risk to a woman taking hormone therapy is quite low. There are a number of herbal alternatives touted to help with the symptoms of menopause. Red clover, for example, contains a plant estrogen known as coumestrol that presumably stimulates the ovaries. However, there is no scientific evidence that any herbal supplement is effective. All studies have been small and relatively

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Dear Abby: I’m a 27-yearold woman who is a “klutz,” which explains why I often have bruises on my legs and elbows. The other day, while lunching with friends I hadn’t seen in a while, one of them brought up the subject of my bruises. (I had rolled up the sleeves of my blouse and was wearing a skirt.) I laughed and explained how I got them — running off an elevator before the door had opened all the way, tripping while climbing some stairs, and crashing into the coffee table and nearly breaking my leg. My friends exchanged knowing looks and told me if I ever needed anything — ANYthing at all — they were there for me and offered protection! It became obvious that they think my fiance caused the bruises. I explained that I am often in a hurry and accidentprone. They didn’t believe me. They just nodded and said, “Uh-huh ...” I feel so humiliated. My fiance has never laid a finger on me. I have never had a healthier,

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CULBERTSON p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the You have 30 CALENDAR discontinued. west front door of the Warren DAYS after this Summons You may redeem County Courthouse at VicksAnd Petition are served on burg, Mississippi, for cash to Horizon Casino chip’s you to file a Response (form the highest bidder, the folFL-120 or FL-123) at the during normal business lowing described land and court and have a copy property situated in Warren hours at the casino served County, Mississippi, to-wit: cage through on the petitioner. A letter or Begin at the Southeast corphone call will not protect ner of Lot 2, Dyer Realty April 30, 2010. Company Subdivision as you. recorded in Deed Book 116, If you do not file your Repage 78 of the Land Records sponse on time, the court EMERGENCY of Warren County, Mississipmay pi, which point also marks make orders affecting your CA$H the Northwest Corner of the marriage or domestic partBORROW $100.00 intersection of High Street nership, and Lane Road, (which has PAYBACK $105.00 your property, and your cusbeen re-named Weems tody of your children. You BEST DEAL IN TOWN Street); thence run North 33 may degrees and 15 minutes VALID CHECKING be ordered to pay support East a distance of 104.4 feet ACCOUNT REQUIRED and attorney fees and costs. along the West side right of FOR DETAILS CALL If you way of Weems Street; cannot pay the filing fee, ask thence North 63 degrees and 601-638-7000 the clerk for a fee waiver 45 minutes West a distance 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. of 76.3 feet; thence South 14 form. degrees and 00 minutes If you want legal advice, West a distance of 121.8 contact a lawyer immediateENDING HOMELESSfeet; thence South 86 deNESS. WOMEN with chilly. You grees and 16 minutes East a dren or without are you in can get information about distance of 40.0 feet along need of shelter? Mountain finding lawyers at the the North side right of way of of Faith Ministries/ WomCalifornia High Street to the Point of en's Restoration Shelter. Courts Online Self-Help Beginning. All being a part of Certain restrictions apply, Center Lot 2, Dyer Realty Company 601-661-8990. Life coach( HYPERLINK "http://www.Subdivision, and is located in ing available by" Section 27, Township 16 ment., Range 3 East, help), at the California Legal Vicksburg, Warren County, Services Web Site ( HYPER- Mississippi. Is the one you LINK "http://www.lawhelpcal- I will only convey such title love" www.lawhelpcali- as is vested in me as hurting you? Substitute Trustee, or by Call WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, contacting your local county this day March 12, 2010 bar association. Haven House Family NOTICE: The restraining or- Emily Kaye Courteau Shelter Substitute Trustee ders on page 2 are effective 2309 Oliver Road 601-638-0555 or against both spouses or doMonroe, LA 71201 1-800-898-0860 mestic partners until the (318) 330-9020 Services available to petition is dismissed, a cab/F08-3173 women & children who are judgment is entered, or the Publish: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31(3t) court makes further orders. victims of These orders are domestic violence and/or IN THE CHANCERY enforceable anywhere in homeless: Shelter, counCOURT OF WARREN California by any law COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI seling, group support. enforcement officer who has IN RE: ESTATE OF (Counseling available by BURFORD J. PAGE, JR., received a copy of them. appt.) DECEASED The name and address of PROBATE NO. the court are: 2010-035-PR SUPERIOR COURT OF KEEP UP WITH all the NOTICE TO CREDITORS local news and sales...CALIFORNIA BURFOD J. PAGE, JR. subscribe to The VicksCOUNTY OF SOLANO Letters of Administration on burg Post Today! Call 600 UNION AVENUE the Estate of Burford J. 601-636-4545, FAIRFIELD, CA 94533 Page, Jr. having been ask for Circulation. The name and address, and granted on the 19th day of telephone number of March, 2010 by the petitioner's attorney, or the Runaway Chancery Court of Warren petitioner without an Are you 12 to 17? County, Mississippi, to the attorney, are: undersigned Administratrix Alone? Scared? Jasmine M. Culbertson of the Estate of Burford J. Call 601-634-0640 anyPage, Jr., deceased, notice 3457 Norwalk Place time or 1-800-793-8266 is hereby given to all persons Fairfield, CA 94534 We can help! having claims against said Date: MAR 22, 2010 One child, estate to present said claims Clerk, By S. Mora, Deputy one day at a time. to the Clerk of this Court for Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN DANIEL, GARNETT, JR., DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-012PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters of Administration of the Estate of JOHN DANIEL GARNETT, JR., Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 17th day of February, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors. Failure to so do will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 11th day of February, 2010. /s/ Billy Joe Boell BILLY JOE BOELL Administrator Publish: 3/10, 3/17, 3/24(3t)

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probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. THIS the 19th day of March, 2010 ANNE J. PAGE, Administratrix Publish: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7(3t)

07. Help Wanted

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. CDL LICENSED EQUIPMENT OPERATOR and Driver. 5 years experience, clear record. No phone calls. Apply in person at 4385 Highway 61 North.

Drivers/Owner-Operator. Tango Transport has OTR & regional runs for company drivers. Start up to 36 cpm. Home most wknds. Also leasing Owner-Operators for OTR Dry Van and Flatbed. CDL-A and 15 mnths exp. req’d. Call: 877-826-4605

07. Help Wanted CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED. TOaccording BUY OR SELL Washing, ironing andads polishing Classified line are charged to the silver. One day a week. Call number lines. For complete pricing 601-638-7036, after of 12 noon.

AVON information contact a Classified Sales

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charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run,    !! " 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. UPSCALE VICKSBURG # $%&'$($' HOTEL has immediate opening for Night auditor. )*)* e y Accounting/ r wfront desk ex#   perience preferred. Send   ' resume to: Dept. 3720, The + " NEW DAYCARE FACILITY is looking for a qualified Director. Bachelors Degree preferred, but not required. A High School diploma or GED is required, along with (4) years of verifiable experience working in a licensed childcare facility. Call 601-636-8063, leave message. Send resumes to: Dept 3717 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 PHARMACY TECHNICIAN NEEDED. Must be certified in Louisiana. Great pay and benefit package. Please send resume to: P.O. Box 672, Tallulah, LA 71284. QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

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Licensed Beautician Part Time

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DRG Fayette Dialysis has an immediate opening for a full-time RN psoition. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and a sign-on bonus. Current Mississippi RN license required along with Dialysis experience. Contact Wanda Page at 601-488-6347 or 769-798-9969

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale


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

13. Situations Wanted LOOKING FOR A HIGH School student to tutor Algebra 1, three days a week. Call 601-415-6578.

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

14. Pets & Livestock



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

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17. Wanted To

Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.



43 dogs & puppies WE BUY ESTATES. 41Incats & kittens the event of errors, please call the veryand first day Households quality goods. Post Bestwillprices. your ad appears. The Vicksburg not be You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Please adopt today! 601-661-6074. www.msauc-

Mis-Classification Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY WE HAUL OFF old appliOR NEUTER YOUR PETS! ances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. Look for us on cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the 601-940-5075, if no answer, sole judge of the proper classification for each ad. please leave message.

Foster a Homeless Pet!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Horseback Birthday Parties

(5) JOINED CEMETARY plots, lifetime maintenance, $1000. Call 601-825-6293 or 601-862-8942. 20-25 GALLON HALF BARRELS, plastic. Good for many uses. $2 each. 601636-3379.

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988


07. Help Wanted


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DIRECTOR OF NURSING • Must be an RN • Plans, Organizes, Directs Nursing Staff • Strong Multi-task Abilities • Strong people skills

come GIVE OUR TEAM A LOOK Competitive Salary and Benefit Package Apply in person to: Administrator 3103 Wisconsin Ave. • Vicksburg, MS Phone: 601-638-1514 Fax: 601-638-8738


18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Looking for a promising future in healthcare? Picture Yourself At


••PRN RNs, LPNs, Medical Records CNA’s Manager/Coder Officer (BSN Required) • Registered Nurse • Full-time PT, PTA Clinical Liaison - RN • •Physical Therapy Asst. ••Director ofManager Rehab RN - ICU experience • RN Nurse • Clinical Evaluator-FT Services (Must be PT, Current RN License yrs. Mgmt. exp.) Sign On Bonus For Clinical3-5 Full Time Positions! Positions: • Full-Time Chief Clinical

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Warren County Emergency Management is seeking a candidate to fill the position of Operations Officer. This position serves as key Staff Assistant and advisor to the Director and provides support on the formulation, development, integration and evaluation of Emergency Management policy, plans and programs. Application packets for this position are ;available in the Chancery Clerk’s Office located on the First Floor of the Warren County Court House, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183, between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The deadline to submit Application is Friday, April 2, 2010.

Deaconess HomeCare is a national leader in home care, backed by 40 years of home care experience. We offer an appealing atmosphere where our staffs’ talents and skills are recognized and rewarded. DHC is the employer of choice for home care. As a member of our team, you will enjoy competitive pay and an excellent benefit package. Contact us today to find out more!

Registered Nurse Full Time Contact: Shelly Prescott, RN Director 1650 Hwy 61 N. ByPass, Ste. D Vicksburg, MS 39183


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11. Business Opportunities

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

RN MANAGER NEEDED for Vicksburg area hospice. Hospice experience preferred but not required. Please send resume to: Dept. 3719, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Incredible New Price $99,000 2700 WASHINGTON STREET

The cleanThe you Clean expect you expect The service you deserve The service you deserve

NEW PRICE! MAKE AN OFFER! MS River view year round from private covered deck. Approx. 1671 sq. ft. at Washington Street level and approx. 400 additional sq. ft. below grade accessible from Bowmar Ave. side entrance. Zoned C-4 Full Commercial, solid brick/concrete block building could serve almost any purpose--live, work, enjoy. Circa 1920.

Get Your by Home ServiceMaster Mutter 636-5630 Ready For Easter!! • Carpet/Oriental/ Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery • Carpet & Fabric Protection

• Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning • House Cleaning • Clean & Wax Wood & Vinyl Floors

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




600 Jackson St, Vicksburg FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FOR SALE! Blueberry plants. $5 each. Fruit trees. $9 each. 601-529-5150. FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429. GE 4' DEEP FREEZER, good condition. $350. Call 601-218-3037.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

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

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

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 16' JON BOAT, TRAILER, trolling motor and battery. $1000. 601-415-3354. 2006 BAYLINER SKI Boat. 4.0 Mercruiser, many accessories, excellent condition. $13,000. 601-2181714. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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



Nice home in the city limits of Port Gibson. This single family residence has 2 living areas, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, and 2 kitchens. WIth minimal changes home could be converted into 3 rental units for additional income.

Debra Grayson Steve Purvis REALTORÂŽ

24. Business Services

24. Business Services LaBarre Lawn Service. 10 years of service, grass cutting, blowing and edging. 601-540-4395.

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

SPRING CLEANING ON your list? Let us do the work for you! Quality Cleaning, painting, power washing. Free estimates, 601-2149805.

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

GOODWIN FLOOR FINISHING. Install, sand, refinish hardwood floors, 98 percent dust free, commercial equipment used. Free estimates. 601-636-4128, 601529-1457.

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

HOME OR OFFICE cleaning available. 10 years experience. Honest, dependable. References available. 601218-3558.

OFFICE SUITE NEAR CORPS Museum. Kitchenette, shower, Wi-Fi, parking, 600 square feet. $495. 601-529-6093.

J. JONES LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable rates. Call 601-218-7173.

29. Unfurnished Apartments G REAT

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

MOWING! ONE TIME CUT or scheduled cut. Hedges, pruning, flower beds, cleaning, planting, mulching, gutter and pressure washing. Free estimates. Call 601-218-4415. QUALITY PAINTING and Pressure Washing for the lowest price. Call Willie Walker at 601-638-2107. River City Lawn Care You grow it we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.



29. Unfurnished Apartments



1 bedroom apartments, $400. 2 bedroom townhouse, new paint/ carpet, $500, $300 deposit. 601-631-0805.



24. Business Services

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

33. Commercial Property

1, 2 AND 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS, downtown. $400 to $650 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-1746.

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

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


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

Commodore Apartments

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

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

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

• Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

SAYING “SAYONARA� TO your sound system? Let the classifieds give the lowdown on your hi-fi; like make, model, wattage, and when to call. Classified... fast-action results. 636-SELL.

24. Business Services

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

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

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


30. Houses For Rent

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

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

âœŚ From $495.00 âœŚ Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •

1622 SOUTH STREET. 3 bed, 2 full bath, big living room, dining and kitchen area, washroom, newly remodeled, section 8 welcomed. Call 601-795-5065, 601-529-3286. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS 2300 square feet, remodeled, 3 car carport. $1000 monthly, $1500 deposit, references required. Serious inquiries only. 601-301-0878. 3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,100 and Up! • 721 National. 732-768-5743.

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

24. Business Services

4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS, nice 2 story home. 109 Colonial Drive. $1400 monthly. Call 601-831-4505.

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

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

• Construction

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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


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

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza


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

We accept VISA

New Homes

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

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

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

• Construction



• Bulldozer & Construction



• Signs


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

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

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

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

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RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


34. Houses For Sale

HANDYMAN SPECIAL! 1998 28x76, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, living room, den with fireplace, kitchen island. $15,000. Call John, 601672-5146. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. WE BUY MOBILE homes! Can't sell yours? We can! All makes and models, O.K. Please, no large payoffs! Call Darren, 228-669-3505. WE STILL HAVE several land/ homes left in Pearl, Vicksburg and Florence. No Credit Check! Call for details, ask for Darren, 228669-3505.

33. Commercial Property 1713 CLAY STREET. 1,200+ square feet available/ office space. Call 601618-8659 or 601-429-5005.

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

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earnhardt plays down radio rant Veteran driver said there is no rift between him and his crew chief. Story/D3

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Steve Addington makes the move from the Kyle Busch’s Sprint Cup team to that of older brother Kurt Busch. Story/D3


6 p.m. ESPN2 - It’s an NIT quarterfinal doubleheader as Virginia Tech takes on Rhode Island in the opener and Illinois battles Dayton in the nightcap.

WHO’S HOT BLAKE HAYGOOD St. Al outfielder went 4-for4 with a triple and six RBIs in an 18-10 victory over West Lincoln on Tuesday.

SIDELINES Hanson pitches Braves past Mets PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Tommy Hanson took another step forward while Oliver Perez struggled with his command again. Perez was pulled after walking consecutive batters in the fifth inning, part of a shaky outing in the New York Mets’ 7-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. Perez’s control problems continued to hurt him. He issued a leadoff walk to Brian McCann before Yunel Escobar hit a two-run homer in the fourth. The erratic left-hander allowed three runs and five hits in 41⁄3 innings. He walked four and struck out three. “I think the key today was I was behind the count to the batter (McCann) in the (fourth) inning and I walked him, and after that Escobar hit me,” Perez said. “He had two balls, no strikes and he took advantage of the pitch count.” New York is counting on Perez to bounce back this season after struggling last year. Hanson pitched five innings for the Braves, yielding two runs and four hits. The 23-year-old righthander struck out five and walked three while throwing a spring-high 91 pitches in his fourth start. “This is the farthest I’ve gone so far,” he said. “I didn’t even know I threw 91 pitches, but it’s good to get 91 out there, and my arm and everything feels good and I didn’t feel tired one bit. It’s good to throw that many pitches and still feel good.”


La. Pick 3: 8-4-4 La. Pick 4: 6-6-9-7 Weekly results: D2

Flashes remain perfect

Walks doom PCA in extra innings By Ernest Bowker

By Steve Wilson The habit of playing down to the level of its competition nearly bit St. Aloysius on Tuesday against West Lincoln. Blake Haygood went 4-for-4 with a triple and six RBIs to pace St. Al to an 18-10 victory over West Lincoln at Bazinsky Field. While Haygood had a career game, the rest of the Flashes were shaky against the Bears (3-7, 0-1 in Division 7-1A). St. Al coach Clint Wilkerson had to use three pitchers in the game and all three struggled, pitching behind in counts. Regan Nosser improved to 4-0, but he only lasted four innings and gave up four earned runs while striking out five. Reed Evans worked two-thirds of an inning in the fifth and

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St. Aloysius first baseman Reed Evans makes contact during Tuesday’s game against West Lincoln at Bazinsky Field. More photos/ Pierson Waring finished off the final 21⁄3. And while the Flashes (10-0, 3-0) put 18 runs on the board, the number of pop-fly outs against a less-than-stellar West Lincoln pitching staff galled Wilkerson.

“I’m really at a loss for words right now,” Wilkerson said. “We let the game come to us and kind of sleepwalked through it. This isn’t St. Aloysius baseball.” See St. Al, Page D4.

FLOWOOD — After 31⁄2 hours, a half-dozen momentum swings and several outstanding performances, Tuesday’s game between Porters Chapel and University Christian came down to a couple of errant pitches. University Christian drew three consecutive basesloaded walks in the bottom of the 10th inning, the last by Cody Grogan on a full count with two outs, to overcome a two-run deficit and beat PCA 8-7. “It’s tough to watch a game like that come down to a walk,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “The guys played their hearts out. We had timely hits, clutch baserunning and good pitching.” A single by Andrew Irwin was the only ball the Flames (9-6, 4-3 District 5-A) put in play during their winning rally. They drew five walks in the 10th

Lady Bulldogs triumph Miss. State pulls upset of second-seed Ohio State By The Associated Press PITTSBURGH — They couldn’t handle Mississippi State’s speed and elusiveness. They couldn’t handle Alexis Rack’s outside jumpers or slashes to the basket. Most of all, the Ohio State Buckeyes couldn’t handle the moment — and, because they couldn’t, another second-seeded team is out of the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Out, too, is the Big Ten, its final team not only beaten, but beaten badly, 87-67, on Tuesday. Beaten by a team that was determined not to lose in the same round to the same opponent for the second season in a row. A confident, determined team that played like it could not possibly lose on this night, and didn’t. “We just let them do whatever they wanted,” BuckSee MSU, Page D4.

pREp baSEbaLL Inside on D4 Warren Central clobbers Clinton in division tilt. inning, and eight in the last two innings against relievers Reed Gordon and Matthew Warren. Two of the walks were intentional. PCA’s starting pitcher, Montana McDaniel, walked three and struck out 14 in eight innings of work. “I don’t hate to win it any way,” University Christian coach Jonathan Broome said with a laugh. “We’ve lost a lot of games because of walks this year, so I guess it evens out.” There were seven lead changes or ties in the game, including four in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings. After Connor Smith gave University Christian a 5-4 lead with an RBI double in See PCA, Page D4.


Ole Miss rolls to victory By Jeff Byrd

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Mississippi State’s Alexis Rack brings the ball downcourt against Ohio State Tuesday. Mississippi State upset Ohio State 87-67 to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Rack scored 30 points.

Rebels headed to NYC By The Associated Press

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Ole Miss forward Murphy Holloway shoots in the first half over Texas Tech forwards Darko Cohadarevic (31) and D’walyn Roberts (5) Tuesday.

OXFORD — Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy was proud of his team’s resiliency on Tuesday night as Ole Miss defeated Texas Tech 90-87 in two overtimes in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament. “There are a lot of things we question. But after 34 games, there’s one thing you can’t question and that’s the resolve of this team,” Kennedy said. “I know people will say it’s just the NIT, but at this stage when you get down to win or go home, you could see how much it meant to them.” Murphy Holloway converted a three-point play with

COLLEgE baSkETbaLL three seconds left to provide the winning margin for the Rebels (24-10). The win improved Ole Miss to 11-1 in NIT home games and the Rebels advanced to the semifinals against the Illinois-Dayton winner at Madison Square Garden. “We’re resilient and we aren’t going to stop playing hard regardless,” Holloway said. “It’s all fun when you win, so tonight’s is fun. But this was a great game by both teams.” Ole Miss will be making its second semifinal appearance See Rebels, Page D4.

PEARL – Ole Miss got the big hits when they had runners in scoring position, while Southern Miss came up empty too many times. The Rebels (16-5) got 14 hits against four Southern Miss pitchers and won 11-6 Tuesday night before 4,287 fans at Trustmark Park. This was the first meeting between the two schools since last year when Southern Miss advanced to its first College World Series while the Rebels were left at the altar in the Super Regional for the third time in five years. Ole Miss third baseman Zach Miller, who drove in five runs off four hits, including a pair of doubles, said this was no regular mid-week game with the Golden Eagles. “They showed they were a great team last year. They beat Florida in the Super Regionals and that’s who we’ve got this weekend in conference,” Miller said. “We did good tonight swinging the bat. I just wanted to be aggressive and work on each pitch.” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco, though, was not that happy with the overall effort. “I thought it was a sloppy baseball game. We didn’t play well defensively,” Bianco said. The Rebels made two errors that gave Southern Miss (13-6) a chance to cut into an 8-4 lead. Still, the Rebels got a clutch effort from reliever Eric Callender, who got the win, pitching four innings. He struck out six, including three in the fifth inning and two in the eighth.


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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon ESPN - Preseason, Philadelphia vs. Atlanta COLLEGE BASKETBALL 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, quarterfinal, Virginia Tech vs. Rhode Island 8 p.m. ESPN2 - NIT, quarterfinal, Illinois vs. Dayton NBA 6 p.m. ESPN - Denver at Boston 8:30 p.m. ESPN - L.A. Lakers at San Antonio


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PREP TENNIS Flashes beat Briarfield St. Al beat Briarfield 7-2 in Lake Providence on Tuesday. Winners for the Flashes (5-0) were Ashliegh Piazza 6-0 6-0; Amanda Paris 6-1 6-0; Austin Mathis 6-0 6-0; Aaron Mathis 6-0 6-1; Jean-Marie Mabry and Kori Vessell 6-0 6-1; and Steven Cialione and Michael Foley 6-2 6-7, 10-5.

Gators roll over Brandon Vicksburg clipped Brandon 4-3 to improve to 5-1. Winners for the Gators were: Phil Brown 6-3 6-0; Fritz Valerio and Perry Tolliver 6-1 6-0; Christine Figueroa and Amanda Guizerix, 5-7, 7-5, 10-8; and the No. 2 boys doubles pair of Taylor White and Perry Wolfe 6-3 6-2.

Warren Central drops two matches Warren Central (3-2) fell to Madison Central 6-1 at Halls Ferry Park on Tuesday and fell to Cathedral on the road 4-3 on Monday. The No. 1 doubles team of Lauren Pratt and Elizabeth Wooten were the only winners Tuesday against MC, winning their match 4-6, 7-5, 14-12. Winners against Cathedral on Monday were Jalen Dagher 6-2 6-2; Jesse Tillotson and Robert Rhett 6-2 6-1; and the No. 2 doubles team of Kaylee Kilgo and Claire Kendall 6-0 6-0.

NFL Saints won’t match Eagles’ offer to Bell PHILADELPHIA — Mike Bell is joining the Philadelphia Eagles. A spokesman for the New Orleans Saints said the team will not match Philadelphia’s offer to the restricted free-agent running back. The Saints had until midnight Tuesday to match the Eagles’ oneyear offer, but vice president of communications Greg Bensel told The Associated Press in an e-mail the team would not. Bell had 654 yards rushing and five touchdowns last season for the Super Bowl champion Saints.

Request for Roethlisberger DNA withdrawn in Georgia ATLANTA — Georgia investigators have withdrawn their request for a DNA sample from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old college student at a nightclub, an attorney for the player said Tuesday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 24 1936 — Detroit’s Mud Bruneteau ends the longest game in NHL history with a goal after 116 minutes and 30 seconds (six overtimes) to edge the Montreal Maroons 1-0 in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. 1970 — Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers wins his only NBA scoring title, accumulating 2,309 points in 74 games for a 31.2 ppg average. 1994 — Kansas State’s Askia Jones scores 62 points in 28 minutes in a 115-77 victory over Fresno State in the NIT quarterfinals. Kansas State ties an NCAA record for 3-pointers in a game, making 23-of36. Jones shoots 18-for-25 from the floor, including 14-of-18 on threepointers, and 12-for-16 from the line. 2006 — Davis Love III makes history at The Players Championship as he finishes 18 shots worse than his opening round to enter the PGA Tour record books as the only player in the 33-year history of its showcase event to go from first to the weekend off. Love has a quadruple-bogey 9 on his final hole for an 11-over 83, missing the cut by four shots.

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Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia 4, Tampa Bay 3 Florida 5, Baltimore 2 Houston 11, Pittsburgh 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Atlanta 6 Kansas City 5, Chicago Cubs 5, tie Seattle 6, L.A. Angels 4 San Francisco 6, Chicago White Sox 1 Milwaukee 10, Cleveland 2 San Diego 9, Colorado 6 Detroit 6, Washington 2 Minnesota 7, Boston 2 Today’s Games Philadelphia vs Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Florida vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Arizona vs Chicago White Sox at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City (ss) vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Washington vs N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs Kansas City (ss) at Surprise, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. Seattle vs San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 9:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs Oakland at Phoenix, 9:35 p.m. Thursday’s Games N.Y. Mets vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Florida vs Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs Detroit (ss) at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs Arizona at Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Detroit (ss) vs Washington at Viera, Fla., 6:05 p.m. Oakland vs San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

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Team Overall SEC Florida............................16-3................................3-0 South Carolina..............17-4................................3-0 Vanderbilt......................17-4................................1-2 Kentucky........................16-5................................1-2 Tennessee.....................11-10..............................0-3 Georgia..........................8-12................................0-3


Team Overall SEC Auburn...........................15-5................................3-0 Ole Miss.......................16-5................................2-1 Alabama........................16-2................................2-1 LSU................................16-3................................2-1 Arkansas........................14-5................................1-2 Mississippi St..............11-9................................0-3 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Auburn 10, Samford 3 Vanderbilt 10, Libscomb 4 Kentucky 11, Xavier 6 Arkansas 3, McNeese State 2 Tennessee 9, USC-Upstate 1 Ole Miss 11, Southern Miss 6 South Carolina 8, Georgia Southern 5 (13) Today’s Games Furman at Georgia, 4 p.m. Wright State at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. McNeese State at Arkansas, 6:30 p.m. Florida Gulf Coast at Florida, 6:30 p.m. UL-Lafayette at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Saint Louis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Auburn vs. Alabama, at Montgomery, Ala., 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Southern Miss.............13-6................................0-0 Tulane............................15-7................................0-0 Central Florida...............14-8................................0-0 UAB...............................11-7................................0-0 East Carolina.................12-8................................0-0 Rice...............................12-10...............................0-0 Houston.........................10-9.................................0-0 Memphis........................9-11................................0-0 Marshall.........................8-10.................................0-0 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Houston 10, Stephen F. Austin 3 Virginia 6, Marshall 3 East Carolina 7, High Point 5 UAB 4, Kennesaw State 1 UCF 6, Miami (Fla.) 3 Texas 5, Rice 1 New Orleans 4, Tulane 1 Ole Miss 11, Southern Miss 6 Wednesday’s Games Ohio at Marshall, 2 p.m. North Carolina A&T at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Tuesday Mississippi Valley St. 9, Delta St. 4 SE Louisiana 13, Jackson St. 1 Belhaven 14, Millsaps 7 Ole Miss 11, Southern Miss 6 Today’s Games LSU-Alexandria at MVSU, 1 and 3:30 p.m. Tougaloo at Jackson St., 3 p.m. William Carey at Delta St., 4 p.m. Saint Louis at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games LSU-Shreveport at Belhaven, 1 and 4 p.m. Tougaloo at Mobile, 2 p.m. William Carey at Spring Hill, 6 p.m. Southern Miss at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Georgia at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W Boston...........................45 Toronto..........................35 New York.......................26 Philadelphia...................24 New Jersey...................7

L 25 34 45 47 63

Pct GB .643 — .507 9 1/2 .366 19 1/2 .338 21 1/2 .100 38


Southeast Division

W x-Orlando.......................50 Atlanta...........................45 Miami.............................37 Charlotte........................36 Washington....................21

L 21 25 34 34 48

Central Division

W y-Cleveland....................56 Milwaukee......................39 Chicago.........................33 Indiana...........................25 Detroit............................23

L 15 30 37 46 48

Pct GB .704 — .643 4 1/2 .521 13 .514 13 1/2 .304 28 Pct GB .789 — .565 16 .471 22 1/2 .352 31 .324 33


W Dallas.............................47 San Antonio...................42 Memphis........................38 Houston.........................36 New Orleans.................34

L 24 27 33 33 38

Pct GB .662 — .609 4 .535 9 .522 10 .472 13 1/2

Northwest Division

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

L 24 25 27 29 57

Pct .662 .648 .609 .592 .197

GB — 1 4 5 33

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB x-L.A. Lakers.................52 18 .743 — Phoenix..........................45 26 .634 7 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................26 45 .366 26 1/2 Sacramento...................24 47 .338 28 1/2 Golden State.................19 51 .271 33 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Tuesday’s Games Charlotte 95, Washington 86, OT Indiana 98, Detroit 83 New York 109, Denver 104 Dallas 106, L.A. Clippers 96 Today’s Games Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Denver at Boston, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 6 p.m. Sacramento at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Memphis at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 9:30 p.m

college basketball NCAA Tournament EAST REGIONAL

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


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


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


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

National Invitation Tournament First Round March 16 Connecticut 59, Northeastern 57 N.C. State 58, South Florida 57 UAB 65, Coastal Carolina 49 Texas Tech 87, Seton Hall 69 North Carolina 80, William & Mary 72 Mississippi State 81, Jackson State 67 Jacksonville 67, Arizona State 66 March 17 Kent State 75, Tulsa 74 Dayton 63, Illinois State 42 Cincinnati 76, Weber State 62 Virginia Tech 81, Quinnipiac 61 Rhode Island 76, Northwestern 64 Ole Miss 84, Troy 65 Nevada 74, Wichita State 70 Illinois 76, Stony Brook 66 Memphis 73, St. John’s 71

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


Tuesday’s Games Ole Miss 90, Texas Tech 87, 2OT North Carolina 60, UAB 55 Today’s Games Va. Tech (25-8) vs. Rhode Island (25-9), 6 p.m. Illinois (21-14) vs. Dayton (22-12), 8 p.m.

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


April 1 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.


TEXAS TECH (19-16) Roberts 4-9 4-5 12, Cohadarevic 5-10 0-0 10, Singletary 11-16 4-6 28, Roberson 1-11 2-2 5, Okorie 4-14 1-2 10, Reese 5-10 2-2 14, Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Tairu 3-6 0-0 8, Lewandowski 0-0 0-0 0, Jenkins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-79 13-17 87. OLE MISS (24-10) Henry 3-4 3-4 9, Holloway 7-11 3-7 17, Warren 6-18 6-6 22, White 7-21 3-4 17, Graham 3-9 2-2 10, Buckner 2-4 0-2 4, Polynice 1-3 0-1 2, Gaskins 2-9 2-4 7, Cranston 1-2 0-1 2. Totals 32-81 19-31 90. Halftime—Ole Miss 34-29. End Of Regulation— Tied 68. End Of 1st Overtime—Tied 79. 3-Point Goals—Texas Tech 8-27 (Tairu 2-3, Singletary 2-4, Reese 2-5, Okorie 1-6, Roberson 1-8, Jenkins 0-1), Ole Miss 7-27 (Warren 4-10, Graham 2-6, Gaskins 1-5, White 0-6). Fouled Out—Cohadarevic, Roberson. Rebounds—Texas Tech 53 (Roberts 17), Ole Miss 48 (Holloway 11). Assists—Texas Tech 22 (Roberson 5), Ole Miss 17 (Warren 4). Total Fouls—Texas Tech 26, Ole Miss 14. Technical—Ole Miss Bench. A—6,014. . A—6,014.

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament DAYTON REGIONAL First Round Saturday St. John’s 65, Princeton 47 Florida State 75, Louisiana Tech 61 Sunday Ohio State 93, St. Francis, Pa. 59 Mississippi State 68, Middle Tennessee 64 Connecticut 95, Southern U. 39 Temple 65, James Madison 53 Wisconsin-Green Bay 69, Virginia 67 Iowa State 79, Lehigh 42 Second Round Monday Florida State 66, St. John’s 65, OT Wednesday Connecticut 90, Temple 36 Mississippi State 87, No. 2 Ohio State 67 Iowa State 60, Wisconsin-Green Bay 56 Regional Semifinals Sunday Connecticut (35-0) vs. Iowa State (25-7), 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Florida State (28-5) vs. Mississippi State (21-12), 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

MEMPHIS REGIONAL First Round Saturday LSU 60, Hartford 39 Duke 72, Hampton 37 Tennessee 75, Austin Peay 42 Dayton 67, TCU 66 Georgetown 62, Marist 42 Baylor 69, Fresno State 55 Sunday San Diego State 74, Texas 63 West Virginia 58, Lamar 43 Second Round Monday Tennessee 92, Dayton 64 Duke 60, LSU 52 Baylor 49, Georgetown 33 Wednesday San Diego State 64, West Virginia 55 Regional Semifinals Saturday Tennessee (32-2) vs. Baylor (25-9), 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. San Diego State (23-10) vs. Duke (29-5), 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL First Round Saturday Texas A&M 84, Portland State 53 Gonzaga 82, North Carolina 76 Oklahoma State 70, Chattanooga 63 Georgia 64, Tulane 59 Iowa 70, Rutgers 63 Stanford 79, UC Riverside 47 Sunday Vanderbilt 83, DePaul 76, OT Xavier 94, ETSU 82 Second Round Monday Stanford 96, Iowa 67 Georgia 74, Oklahoma State 71, OT Gonzaga 72, Texas A&M 71 Wednesday Xavier 63, Vanderbilt 62 Regional Semifinals Saturday Georgia (25-8) vs. Stanford (33-1), 8 or 10:30 p.m. Gonzaga (29-4) vs. Xavier (29-3), 8 or 10:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL First Round Saturday Michigan State 72, Bowling Green 62 Kentucky 83, Liberty 77 Sunday Vermont 64, Wisconsin 55 Notre Dame 86, Cleveland State 58 Nebraska 83, Northern Iowa 44 UCLA 74, N.C. State 54 Arkansas-Little Rock 63, Georgia Tech 53 Oklahoma 68, South Dakota State 57 Second Round Monday Kentucky 70, Michigan State 52 Wednesday Notre Dame 84, Vermont 66 Nebraska 83, UCLA 70 Oklahoma 60, Arkansas-Little Rock 44 Regional Semifinals Sunday Nebraska (32-1) vs. Kentucky (27-7), 6:30 or 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma (25-10) vs. Notre Dame (29-5), 6:30 or 8:30 p.m.

prep baseball UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 8, PORTERS CHAPEL 7, 10 innings

Porters Chapel..............002 101 100 2 — 7 10 1 University Christian.....100 022 000 3 — 8 8 4 WP-Dillon Chappell (4-1). LP-Reed Gordon (0-2). 3B-John Michael Harris (PC) 2. 2B-Harris (PC), Gordon (PC), Connor Smith (UC), Andrew Irwin (UC). Multiple hits-Harris (PC) 4, Gordon (PC) 2, Chappell (UC) 2, Smith (UC) 2, Irwin (UC) 2, Brandon Waltman (UC) 2.


West Lincoln.......... 011 242 0 — 10 8 3 St. Al....................... 130 932 X — 18 14 1 WP-Regan Nosser (4-0). LP- Tyler Case (1-3) HR-Tyler Case (WL) 2. 3B- Blake Haygood (SA). 2B-Pierson Waring (SA) 2, Reed Evans (SA) 2, Matthew Foley (SA). Multiple hits- Tyler Case 3 (WL), Sawyer Pepper 2 (WL). Haygood 4 (SA), Nosser 3 (SA), Reed Evans 2 (SA).

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

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

W 43 42 37 31 29

L 25 25 31 32 33

OT Pts 4 90 6 90 5 79 9 71 10 68

Northeast Division

GP Buffalo.............71 Ottawa.............74 Montreal...........73 Boston.............72 Toronto............73

W 39 39 36 33 26

L 22 30 30 27 35

OT Pts 10 88 5 83 7 79 12 78 12 64

Southeast Division

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

W 48 32 30 29 30

L 14 30 31 32 34

OT Pts 10 106 11 75 11 71 12 70 9 69

GF 195 225 212 186 189

GA 172 208 201 197 222

GF 200 198 196 180 193

GA 180 212 200 181 242

GF 283 218 190 191 203

GA 203 234 210 227 229

GF 236 207 196 196 190

GA 179 206 193 199 235

GF 238 216 187 199 187

GA 190 194 182 215 250


GP Chicago...........72 Nashville..........74 Detroit..............72 St. Louis..........72 Columbus........73

W 46 42 36 34 29

L 19 27 23 29 32

OT Pts 7 99 5 89 13 85 9 77 12 70

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver.......73 Colorado..........72 Calgary............73 Minnesota........73 Edmonton........73

W 44 40 37 35 24

L 25 25 27 32 42

OT Pts 4 92 7 87 9 83 6 76 7 55

Pacific Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose.........73 44 19 10 98 236 193 Phoenix............74 46 23 5 97 201 181 Los Angeles....71 42 24 5 89 211 188 Dallas...............73 32 27 14 78 211 231 Anaheim..........72 34 30 8 76 204 220 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Florida 4, Toronto 1 New Jersey 6, Columbus 3 Boston 4, Atlanta 0 Ottawa 2, Philadelphia 0 Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 2, OT Dallas 3, Nashville 1 San Jose 4, Minnesota 1 Chicago 2, Phoenix 0 Calgary 3, Anaheim 1 Edmonton 3, Vancouver 2 Today’s Games N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Washington, 6 p.m. Montreal at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 8 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Washington at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Chicago at Columbus, 6 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Nashville, 7 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Dale Earnhardt, Jr, right, talks with Jeff Gluck, left, during a testing session at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday.

Earnhardt downplays radio flap By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer CONCORD, N.C. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. blamed his profanity-laced rant at Bristol Motor Speedway on frustration from a speeding penalty. And being mad in the car, he figured, is a good thing. “You’re going to have days where you get a little hot on the radio and I haven’t really been hot on the radio in a long, long time,” Earnhardt said Tuesday during a test session at Charlotte Motor Speedway. “And we ain’t run worth a (crap) in a while, either. There ain’t been no reason to bitch and complain when you’re running like (crap).” Earnhardt, in the midst of a 62-race winless streak, had just cracked the top five in Sunday’s race when NASCAR flagged him for speeding on pit road. He vented over his radio for several minutes, and snapped at crew chief Lance

nascar McGrew’s attempt to calm him down. Some die-hard listeners to Earnhardt’s in-race radio speculated that Earnhardt was angry with McGrew, who at one point urged Earnhardt not to “lay down” the rest of the race — instructions that infuriated NASCAR’s most popular driver. Earnhardt quickly dismissed a potential driver-crew chief rift. “When we’re running pretty good and you can almost reach that top-five, or see yourself almost in a position to get a win, and it gets snapped away from you that quick, man, it’s hard to bite your tongue,” Earnhardt said. “Running my mouth, that’s my pop-off valve. It gives me a little bit of relief so I could get back to what I was doing. It’s open for interpretation, I guess. “Lance handled it pretty good. I was at no point mad at

him. We haven’t really gotten into it since we started working together over anything. So we’ve got a pretty good balance between our personalities to keep us from doing that.” The penalty dropped Earnhardt to 26th, but he rallied to finish seventh and moved up five spots in the standings. Although Earnhardt was second in the standings after the season-opening Daytona 500, his current points position is the highest he’s been after consecutive races since he was eighth after Kansas in Oct., 2008. Team owner Rick Hendrick said following Sunday’s race he’s pleased with Earnhardt and the No. 88 team’s progress, and Earnhardt agreed that he likes the current direction. “I’m happy with how things are going in a positive manner and we’re doing better,” he said. “But we’re still real thirsty to get better. “

The Siege of Vicksburg 13-year-olds’ tournament team took first place in the Vicksburg Breakout Tournament held the weekend of March 5-7. The Siege won four straight to win the tournament title, winning 12-4 over the Vicksburg Challenge in the championship game. Front row, from left, are Layne Tedder, Matthew Chambers and Joshua Daffron. Second row, from left, are Mario Doyle, Marcus Ragan, Jekori Reed, Zachary Cox, Taylor Hollowell, Sam Kirk and Colton Miller. The team is coached by Patrick Chambers, James Tedder, Nathan Morrow, Robert Martin and Melvin Ragan.

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Mission Park baseball registration Registration for the Mission Park Baseball League will continue until April 9 at the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office on Army Navy Drive, The Sports Center, Just Duett Sports, Sherman Avenue Elementary School and Dana Road Elementary, or by calling Ernest Galloway at 601618-4455. For more information, call Galloway or the Parks and Rec office at 601-634-4514.

Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report On March 17 and March 20, the Ladies of Clear Creek played a game of “throw out 5 holes.” Top winners were Pam Thomas, Kay Slocum, Joyce Johnson and Carol Roberson. Chip-ins were made by Mary May and Ann Farren.

VWAA teeball league registration Registration for the VWAA teeball league will continue until April 5. The league is open to boys and girls ages 5 and under. Registration forms are available at Just Duett Sports and at The Sports Center. The registration fee is $30. The associaTed press

Steve Addington, crew chief for driver Kyle Busch, watches practice in 2009. Addington switched from being Kyle Busch’s crew chief to working for Kyle’s brother, Kurt Busch.

Crew chief switches teams By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer CONCORD, N.C. — Steve Addington won 12 races over 18 months and it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough for Kyle Busch, who sputtered through last summer and seemed to lose confidence in his crew chief. And it wasn’t enough for Joe Gibbs Racing, which let the crew chief take the fall when Busch missed a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. Addington was given his pink slip on a Monday last October, when JGR told him he had one last race atop the pit box and would be replaced after the checkered flag. He wasn’t told to pack his things and get out, though, because JGR was willing to let Addington stay with the organization is a lesser role. He politely declined the offer. Instead, Addington packed up his notes and his setups and found another job. With Busch’s older brother. The move in December to Penske Racing was certainly not without baggage: Adding-

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Kyle Busch

ton was motivated to prove to an entire industry that he wasn’t the reason why Kyle Busch’s season soured, and he was going to do it with a former NASCAR champion who had fallen into the shadow of his little brother’s success. Through the first five races, both Addington and Kurt Busch have delivered. Kurt Busch is sixth in the Sprint Cup standings with three top-10 finishes. He has a win at Atlanta, a pole at his home track Las Vegas and, after dominating Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway only to get beaten in the closing laps by Jimmie Johnson, Busch has the confidence to believe he can run with the four-time defending champion. “I’m happy to have Steve

Addington on the team, he’s making me believe the Busch brothers can’t drive,” Busch said after Sunday’s third-place finish, adding that Addington is “maybe a missing link I’ve been missing at Penske for years.” Kyle Busch, meanwhile, has just one top-10 with his new crew chief, only 37 laps led all season and is 10th in the standings. Motivation can go a long way sometimes. Kyle Busch had plenty of it following his 2007 firing from Hendrick Motorsports, when he hopped into a JGR car intent on showing that Rick Hendrick had made a mistake. Addington fueled that fire from their first day together as driver and crew chief, when Busch turned heads with the fastest laps at an Atlanta test session. The duo rode that wave to the top of the Cup standings and eight fast wins in their first season together, while Kurt, seven years the senior and the 2004 champion, became something of an afterthought. Kyle, with Addington, made the 2008 Chase as the top seed, but he failed to make the Chase in 2009.

Birdie, Bogey and Boogie for Kids The Birdie, Bogey and Boogie for Kids is a sixperson golf scramble scheduled for Friday at Vicksburg Country Club to benefit the Junior Auxiliary of Vicksburg. Teams are $600 and there will be a dinner, silent auction and dancing to follow. For information, call 601-262-8037.

Parks and Rec softball registration Registration for the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department’s adult softball leagues will continue until April 9. Men’s and women’s leagues are available. Packets can be picked up at the Parks and rec offices on Army Navy Drive. A mandatory coaches meeting will be held April 5 at the Parks and Rec offices. For information, call 601-634-4514.

Vicksburg Eagles Football Registration The Vicksburg Eagles youth football team is taking applications for players and cheerleaders ages 6 through 12 for the 2010 season. All practices will be held at the Eagles practice field at Vicksburg Junior High School. For information, please contact Perri Johnson at 601456-1104, coach Derrick Collins at 601-218-4968 or cheer coach Connie Collins at 601218-0699.

Adalius Thomas football camp NFL Pro Bowler Adalius Thomas is once again hosting The Adalius Thomas Football Camp at Southern Miss. This camp is free of charge and will be open to boys ages 9-17 on April 17.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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Tar Heels reach a different Final Four St. Al BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — North Carolina will have to settle for a trip to the Big Apple instead of the Big Dance. Deon Thompson had 14 points and 12 rebounds to lead the stingy Tar Heels to a 60-55 victory over UAB on Tuesday night in the National Invitation Tournament quarterfinals. The Tar Heels (19-16) held UAB without a field goal for nearly 10 minutes down the stretch to earn their first trip to the NIT semifinals since 1973. They will face either Virginia Tech or Rhode Island in New York’s Madison Square Garden. “We’re very happy to still be playing another day,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. “The first half we killed ourselves with 11 turnovers. The second half we only had four ... and that’s the kind of

college basketball play that you have to have.” Larry Drew, whose basket with 2 seconds left sealed a second-round win at Mississippi State, Deon scored on an Thompson uncontested layup and two free throws in the final 46 seconds to help put UAB away. The Blazers went without a field goal from the 10:21 mark until Dexter Fields’ putback with 35 seconds left cut North Carolina’s lead to 54-51. North Carolina hit six straight free throws after that. The defending national

champions are seeking a consolation prize after missing the NCAA tournament. The Tar Heels’ only NIT title came in 1971. Freshman John Henson tied his career high with 14 points for the Tar Heels, who ended UAB’s five-year, 33-game home nonconference winning streak. Drew scored 11 to go with seven rebounds and six assists. Elijah Millsap scored UAB’s first 13 points in the second half and finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. He was coming off a 27-point, 15-rebound performance against North Carolina State but scored only three in the first half. Jamarr Sanders had 17 points and made 4 of 8 3-pointers for UAB, which shot just 26.9 percent (15-of-52).

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Fellow UAB starters Howard Crawford, Kenneth Cooper and Aaron Johnson were a combined 1-of-20 shooting with 10 points and eight turnovers. “I thought we had a great season,” said UAB coach Mike Davis, who had won his first 26 home nonconference games. “I thought we got beat by a more talented team. They wore us down.” Bigger North Carolina made it hard for UAB to score around the basket, forcing turnovers and batting away shots when the Blazers managed to push it inside. Seven-footer Tyler Zeller blocked five shots and altered plenty more. UAB did have 14 offensive rebounds. “They missed some shots, but they kept getting the dadgum rebound,” Williams said.

Ryno Martin-Nez made his return from knee surgery as a pinch hitter in the fourth and he struck out to end the frame. After the Flashes took a 1-0 lead in the first off a Stephen Evans’ RBI groundout, the Bears tied the game off a Sawyer Pepper RBI single in the top of the second to tie the contest. In the St. Al second, backto-back errors put two on for Waring, who ripped a double into the outfield to plate two runners. Haygood drove in his first run with a single, but the Flashes were unable to land the knockout blow despite loading the bases. West Lincoln pitcher Tyler Case (1-3) got two flyouts to escape further damage with St. Al up 4-1. The Bears scratched across another run off a wild pitch by Nosser to close the gap in the third and tied the contest in the fourth. Jay Case singled with one out and Tyler Case pulled the Nosser offering over the left-field wall for a two-run blast. In the bottom of the fourth, the Flashes put together a huge rally. Reed Evans lanced an RBI double right over the shortstop’s head and four bases-loaded walks added more carnage on the scoreboard. Haygood cleared the bases in his second trip

San Diego State continues upset roll By The Associated Press San Diego State nudged its way into the NCAA Women’s Tournament. Then the Aztecs dazzled their way through the first two rounds. Now they’re moving on to Graceland, where senior guards Jene Morris and Quenese Davis are hoping to keep the upsets going. The Aztecs, the No. 11 seed in the Memphis Regional, are the lowest seed still playing after knocking off No. 3 West Virginia 64-55 in the second round Tuesday night. San Diego State needed to win the Mountain West Conference tourney just to get into the NCAA Tournament and is now in the round of 16 for the first time. “It means an awful lot to an awful lot of people,” said coach Beth Burns, who led the Aztecs from 1989-97, then left for Ohio State before coming back in 2005. The Aztecs beat No. 6 Texas on the Longhorns’ home court, taking the crowd out of it with a big first half and 32 points by Morris. Then, Morris scored 27 points and Davis had 19 against a tough West Virginia team that set a school record for victories and finished runner-up to Connecticut in the Big East. Next up for the Aztecs (23-10) is ACC champion and No. 2 seed Duke (29-5). “All you need is a chance,” Burns said. “You get a chance, you get a stage, then you have to do something with it ... I didn’t have a problem with being an 11-seed. I was quite happy to be invited to the party. We’ll come in the front door, the back door, climb in the basement window.” Once again, Connecticut’s opponent had no chance. The Huskies were almost perfect in the first half of their 90-36 victory against the Owls, taking a 55-12 lead and a nearly 78 percent shooting

PCA Continued from Page B1. the bottom of the sixth, PCA’s Kreuz Federick led off the seventh with a single and eventually scored on a wild pitch to tie it. The game went into extra innings — plenty of them. Neither team scored in the eighth or ninth, but PCA (5-5, 4-1) finally broke through with two runs in the 10th. John Michael Harris ripped a two-out double off the wall in left, then scored from second on a throwing error on a grounder hit by Colby Rushing. “I never checked up. I knew I had to get there,” said Harris, who was 4-for-6 with a double, two triples, an RBI and three runs scored. Warren followed the error with a single, and Gordon smacked a double into the right field corner. Rushing scored easily to make it 7-5, but Warren tried to score from first and was thrown out by 20 feet. The missed opportunity to add an insurance run came back to haunt the Eagles. Seth Peace led off the bottom of the 10th with a walk for University Christian, and Irwin followed with his single. After two strikeouts, Bourne elected to intentionally walk Smith — who had two hits — to load the bases

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San Diego State’s Jene Morris (5) celebrates after the team’s 64-55 win over West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Tuesday.

women’s basketball percentage into the locker room. The Huskies had runs of 20-0 and 20-1 before halftime and Auriemma pulled his starters 5 minutes into the second half. They spent the rest of the night cheering their teammates. It was a night that Maya Moore said made them all feel like their work was paying off as they add to their record winning streak in NCAA Divi-

sion I women’s basketball — now at 74 straight games — and chase that second perfect season in a row, and the seventh national championship. “What you guys were seeing was 6 a.m. on September 1st, 2009, getting up, workouts, in the gym, individuals, constantly doing drills, day after day, doing them again and again until you get it just right,” Moore said, “and then to go out in a game in March and to be able to really enjoy all the things you’ve been

MSU Continued from Page D1. eyes forward Sarah Schulze said after a loss to Mississippi State that, for the final 30 minutes, was every bit as one-sided as the score suggested. The Lady Bulldogs (21-12) trailed by as many as eight points in the first half, only to use their significant edge in quickness to take control with an 18-0 run that turned a 32-26 deficit into a 44-32 lead. They never looked back in avenging their 64-58 loss to

to the batter’s box in the frame by rapping a deep liner off the centerfield wall for a triple, Stephen Evans drove in Haygood off a frozen rope ripped through the gap and Reed Evans notched his second RBI of the inning off another double as St. Al owned a commanding 13-4 advantage. “This year, I’ve definitely felt it (my hitting) has come around,” Haygood said. “Last year, I started a little iffy, but I finished up strong and I felt it’s carried over to this year.” But the Bears refused to go quietly into the night. Pepper plated a run off a single after St. Al reliever Reed Evans gave up a walk and a single to start the fifth. Tyler Case, with two outs and two on, did the unthinkable as he pulled a Reed Evans pitch over the left-field fence to cut the St. Al lead to five runs and end Reed’s night on the hill. Waring came into finish off the side and quell the rally. The Flashes put the game out of reach in the fifth and the sixth. Haygood capped his night in the St. Al fifth with a two-RBI single after Waring doubled home a run. Matthew Foley doubled home a pair in the sixth to complete the scoring for St. Al.

the Buckeyes (31-5) a season ago, sending them to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. The seventh-seeded Lady Bulldogs play Florida State (28-5) in Dayton on Sunday. Ohio State, which was looking forward to a relatively short drive to play in an in-state regional, can only watch. “We stressed the importance of winning all the hustle plays and winning

the little things throughout the game,” Lady Bulldogs guard Mary Kathryn Govero said. “We stressed taking the lead and not letting down. Too many times during the season we got up and had a little lull and let the other team back in.” Ohio State never got close to getting back in this one, not with Rack cutting through the Buckeyes’ defense for 30 points.

game,” Texas Tech coach Pat Knight said. “Our kids have been unbelievable with the way they’ve hung in there and finished the season the way we did.” The Red Raiders trailed throughout the second overtime before tying the game at 87 on a 3-point shot by David Tairu with 8.7 seconds left. That set up Holloway’s gamewinning play. Chris Warren, who had the game-winning assist, led the

Rebels with 22 points. Terrico White and Holloway scored 17 points apiece, while Zach Graham added 10. The Rebels were 19-of-31 from the free throw line but converted 11 of their last 12 attempts in the two overtimes. Mike Singletary led the Red Raiders with 28 points, while Brad Reese added 14, all in the second half. D’walyn Roberts scored 12 points and had a game-high 17 rebounds.

working on since that first day.” In Tuesday’s other tournament games, Xavier beat Vanderbilt 63-62 in the Sacramento Regional. In the Kansas City Regional, top-seeded Nebraska cruised past UCLA 83-70, while No. 2 seed Notre Dame beat Vermont 84-66 and No. 3 Oklahoma beat Arkansas-Little Rock 60-44. In the Dayton Regional, Iowa State held off Wisconsin-Green Bay 60-56.

and face Landon Perkins, who was 0-for-4. The strategy was sound, but backfired. Gordon walked Perkins to force in a run, then Warren came in and walked cleanup hitter Michael Allen to tie the game at 7. Warren worked Grogan to a 2-2 count, but just missed with a fastball off the outside corner. Warren’s next pitch was a curveball that missed low and inside, giving Grogan the walk-off walk. “There were some close pitches, but in the end we got our share. I’m not going to blame it on the umpires at all,” Bourne said.

WC 12, Clinton 2 Jay Harper went the distance with seven strikeouts as Warren Central took out archrival Clinton on the road. Harper (3-2) yielded only two runs on five hits. Dylan Wooten went 5-for-5 with six RBIs to lead a 17-hit Viking onslaught. The Vikings took advantage of four Clinton errors while committing just one. Warren Central improved to 8-7 and 2-0 in Division 4-6A. Jimmy Elliott, Beau Wallace, Carlos Gonzales and Darrick White each added two hits apiece for the Vikings.


Rebels Continued from Page D1. in the NIT in the past three seasons. Texas Tech (19-16) had opportunities to win in regulation and in the first overtime with the final shot, but in both cases did not convert. The Red Raiders had a 68-59 lead with two minutes remaining in regulation before the Rebels forced the first overtime at 68-68. “You saw two teams tonight that were proud to be in the NIT and it was a hell of a

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