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TODAY IN HISTORY 1865: Confederate forces attack Fort Stedman in Virginia but are forced to withdraw by counterattacking Union troops. 1911: 146 people, mostly young female immigrants, are killed when fire breaks out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Co. building Shirtwaist Co. in New York. 1965: The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. leads 25,000 marchers to Montgomery, Ala.

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Marquette Transportation towboat workers tie off the partially sunken barge below the I-20 Mississippi River Bridge Thursday.

Barge to be cut, but I-20 to remain open River work could extend into Saturday

Gathering near sunken barge makes for festive afternoon

By Danny Barrett Jr.

By Danny Barrett Jr. The Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River was expected to remain open today as officials try cutting into pieces a grain barge below, freeing it to float away from the bridge pier where it has been lodged for two days. “The crane will chisel at the barge itself with a pointed metal I-beam and let it float without lifting it,” U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt j.g. Ryan Gomez said at midmorning.


Smaller boats wait alongside two working towboats Thursday. The grain barge is one of 30 that got away from a southbound tow Wednesday afternoon, scattering in the swollen Mississippi River before some beached themselves

and others were corralled up to a mile south of the I-20 and U.S. 80 bridges. Traffic on the I-20 bridge See River, Page A8.

A local music favorite cranked out hits from R&B’s golden age. Sunglasses shielded sun-baked, roadweary tourists from a cloudless sky. Children ran and romped. All the makings Cee Blaque of Osgood and Blaque plays of a summertime blues festival, right? at the Mississippi Welcome Center on Thursday. Not really. Mississippi Welnearly five hours Thursday. come Center’s staff called “They called us and said Osgood & Blaque to give a down-home backdrop for a See Festive, Page A8. veranda lined with onlook-

State OKs pending sale of Horizon

Women still lagging, ex-surgeon general says By Pamela Hitchins Young women need to be empowered for personal achievement and to continue the progress toward equality begun by generations of women before them, and education is their most urgent need, former U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders said in a visit to Vicksburg Thursday. “We’ve got to keep trying to educate them, and we have to start early,” she said. “We have been doing too little, too late.” Elders spoke at a National Women’s History Month program presented at the U.S.

Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District offices on East Clay Street, attended by about 120 employees and guests. “We need to empower more women, and ask what we can do to strengthen them as they climb,” she said. “We have got to motivate those young women who have not caught on yet. They can’t rise to the top if they have an empty head.” Outlining the history of the women’s movement, from abolitionist and women’s suffrage activist Elizabeth Stanton in the 1840s to current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Elders provided statistics showing inroads by

ers who watched a pair of towboats push and push on a sunken grain barge for

By Danny Barrett Jr.


Former Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders speaks Thursday in Vicksburg. women in such fields as law, engineering, medicine and business, but said just 5 percent of today’s Fortune 500 boardrooms include women. Women also continue to be

paid less than men in comparable positions, she said. “We’ve been trying for a very long time to make sure See Elders, Page A9.

The pending sale of Horizon Casino to a South Carolina-based gaming industry vendor cleared a regulatory step Thursday when it was approved by state gaming officials. Approval of Delta Investments & Development LLC’s financing of the $3.25 million transfer of the Mulberry Street casino and hotel was a last-minute addition to the Mississippi Gaming CommisSee Horizon, Page A9.


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Camels coming to military park in April By Everett Bexley On April 13, history will repeat itself when camels come to the spot where the Siege of Vicksburg was fought in 1863. The animals’ visit to the Vicksburg National Military Park will include demonstrations and history lessons all relating to one particular camel, Douglas, who spent the summer of 1863 in Vicksburg

as the mascot for the 43rd Mississippi Infantry, Company A. “He was an Arabian camel here during the Siege of Vicksburg and was shot by a Union sharpshooter during battle,” said Melissa Perez, the education specialist at the VNMP. “Allegedly, he is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery at Soldiers’ Rest. There is a marker with a camel on it.” Perez said Douglas carried regimental band instruments for the infantry and was con-

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sidered “camel royalty.” Douglas, however, was not the only case in which camels assisted national armed forces. When Jefferson Davis was Secretary of State, he was instrumental in creating the U.S. Camel Corps — which was prevalent primarily in the Southeast as an alternative method for transporting soldiers and equipment. “The United States began purchasing the animals in 1856. In fact, Douglas prob-

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A goat sticks its head over its pen at a small petting zoo set up by 16-year-old Northwest Rankin High School student Kayley Pen-

nington Wednesday outside the Capitol in Jackson.

Hinds authorities probe second jail assault JACKSON — The Hinds County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a possible assault on a jail inmate in the wake of the recent firings of eight jailers and the suspension of a ninth. Hinds County Sheriff Malcolm McMillin fired the jailers at the county jail in Raymond after what he called excessive force was used on prisoners. He said the investigation has been turned over to the FBI and declined to name the jailers. The latest assault is separate from the case involving the nine jailers on March 6. Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jeffery Scott says inmate Charles Johnson, who is accused of murder and carjacking in Jackson, was assaulted in the recent case. But he said it’s not clear who attacked the inmate. Johnson, who is from Clinton, has been in the jail since Feb. 16, when he surrendered to sheriff’s officials for killing 22-year-old Eugene Roberts on Feb. 15 and carjacking two vehicles, including a FedEx delivery truck the same day. County Judge Houston Patton denied Johnson bond Monday at Johnson’s preliminary hearing.



Man gets 8 years for pellet-gun robbery GULFPORT — A 23-yearold Gulfport man will serve eight years in prison for taking $226 in the armed robbery of a gas station. Assistant District Attorney George Huffman said that Michael Shane Powell Thursday told Circuit Judge Roger Clark the weapon he used to rob a Shell gas station on Nov. 8, 2009, was a pellet gun. Powell pleaded guilty earlier this month. The judge sentenced Powell to 20 years and suspended 12 years, leaving eight to serve, followed by three years’ probation.

2 face charges in chase that closed schools OXFORD — Two Tennessee men have been charged with burglary and more charges are pending after a manhunt caused the lockdown of several Mississippi schools this week, police said. Oxford Police Chief Mike

ably came directly from the original U.S. Camel Corps,” Perez said. The return of the camels is being orchestrated by Doug Baum, a former zookeeper and full-time camel guide in Valley Mills, Texas. He and two of his camels will re-enact maneuvers performed during the 19th century. He will also provide a history lesson on Douglas and the U.S. Camel Corps. On April 12, he and the camels will visit Bovina Ele-

mentary School for a similar demonstration. At the park, the camels will be at the Surrender Interview Site on Pemberton Avenue. Baum and the camels will be there from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with formal demonstrations at 10 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m.. The program is free and the park admission fee will be waived for visitors wishing to attend. For more information, contact the VNMP at 601-636-0583.

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Martin said 26-year-old Justin Carrol and 40-year-old Waymon Perry Russell, both of Collierville, Tenn., were arrested Wednesday after a police pursuit. Martin said that the suspects broke into a home and were in possession of a stolen vehicle when they fled from police. Oxford schools were shut down during the chase.

Churchgoers to appeal pizza lawsuit dismissal OXFORD — The attorney for 19 members of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Itta Bena will appeal a federal judge dismissal of their lawsuit against Pizza Hut. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in February. Grenada attorney Carlos Moore said that they will appeal to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The complaint arose from an incident on Jan. 18, 2009, at the Greenwood restaurant. That night, 19 people were taken to Greenwood Leflore Hospital with nausea, cramps and diarrhea after eating at Pizza Hut. They are seeking $75,000 each.

A man who took off running from a traffic stop on Alcorn Drive Thursday morning was being sought by Vicksburg police because the vehicle was found to have been stolen. A 2008 Kia Optima reported missing in Utica two hours before the traffic stop at 11 a.m. was recovered in the 100 block of Alcorn Drive, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Stewart said the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran south into a wooded area toward Grove Street. Separately, a 2000 Kia Sephia reported missing in 2008 from Little Rock, Ark., was recovered Thursday night in Vicksburg after a traffic stop in the 4000 block of Washington Street, Stewart said. The driver of the vehicle was released this morning after questioning, Stewart said, adding that no charges will be filed against her. Also Thursday, a truck was reported missing from a hotel parking lot in the city. A 2005 Ford F-350, Louisiana tag B560 0853, valued at $35,000 was reported missing at 6:20 a.m. from the Candlewood Suites, 1296 S. Frontage Road.

Leland man arrested for domestic abuse


from staff reports from the Warren County Jail Thursday afternoon after being arrested on a domestic violence charge earlier in the day. Dale Cusic, 41, 334 School Park Drive, surrendered to Vicksburg police at 10:30 a.m. and was charged with domestic aggravated assault by strangling, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Cusic is accused of strangling his 21-year-old girlfriend, who lives in Greenville, while they were staying in a Vicksburg hotel on Monday, Stewart said. The victim was taken to River Region Medical Center, where she was treated and released, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. Cusic was released on a $25,000 bond.

Two TVs missing on Green Street A residential burglary was reported Thursday in the city. A 32-inch Philips flat-screen TV valued at $400 and a 31-inch Sanyo flat-screen TV valued at $400 were reported missing at 9:28 p.m. from a home in the 3000 block of Green Street.

A Leland man was released

Hattiesburg nightclub owners file for Chapter 11bankruptcy ABERDEEN (AP) — The owners of a Hattiesburg nightclub where three University of Southern Mississippi football players were shot and wounded in November have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. William D. Norris, along with several limited liability corporations he controls, filed petitions on March 15 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Mississippi. After four people were injured in two separate shootings in the parking lot of the Remington’s Hunt Club in Hat-

tiesburg, the nightclub was closed March 4 when a Forrest County Chancery Court judge signed an injunction. Earlier this month, one of the football players shot outside the club filed suit seeking $87 million in damages. Martez Smith was one of three football players wounded in the Nov. 14 shooting. Smith remains paralyzed from the waist down. Norris, Hattiesburg Liquid Entertainment LLC and Champion Lanes LLC own and operate the Hattiesburg nightclub.

community calendar We welcome items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

CHURCHES East Mount Olive M.B. — Health conference, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; register at 8:30 a.m.; Brenda Collins, 601-8075441; 6205 Red Lick Road, Red Lick. King of Kings Christian Center — Stage play, “My Sister’s Keeper”; 5 p.m. Saturday, 4209 Mount Alban Road; free admission; Willie P. Taylor is pastor; 601-661-6444 or 601-6297791 for transportation. Mount Able M.B. — 46thyear anniversary of choir, 5 p.m. Saturday; United Men of Christ; the Rev. Henry Hudson, pastor; 1 1/2 miles east of Mound, U.S. 80.

Mercy Seat M.B. — Musical Extravaganza, 6 p.m. Saturday; all churches and choirs invited; Linda Stevens, 601-2187735; the Rev. Rudy Smith, pastor; 5 Dos Casas Lane. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Male fashion show, 6 p.m. Saturday; purchase tickets from members; the Rev. Joe Harris Jr., pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. Christian Home No. 2 M.B. — All male musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; all male choirs invited; 601-634-0978; the Rev. Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. Second Union M.B. — Cemetery fund drive program, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. K.C. Frazier, speaker; the Rev. Michael Reed, pastor; 18074 Old Port Gibson Road, Utica.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Port Gibson Heritage Festival — 8 a.m. Saturday; 11, walking tours; 2 p.m., music; downtown Port Gibson. Diabetes Awareness Day — 9 a.m. Saturday; sponsored by

AKA Sorority; Greater Grove Street Baptist Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday; HBO Screening: Memory Loss Tapes; Richard A. Courtney, CELA, Greg Grafton, director of nursing, River Region and Kim Carr, Patient’s Choice; Cindy Widdig, 601-883-3288; River Region Medical Center, classrooms A and B, next to cafeteria. Wild Flowers — Free seminar, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday; Virginia DuBowy, Natural Resources Program Manager, VNMP; WC Extension Service, 1100C Grove St.; 601-636-5442. Gold In the Hills — 6:30 p.m. Monday; 75th anniversary; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Blvd.; 601-636-0471. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian

Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Stained Glass Workshop — 5:20-7:30 p.m. May 9-12; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, presenter; 601-631-2997 for reservations and prices; SCHC, 1302 Adams St. Summer Art Program — 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, May 31July 1; free and requires a full month commitment; 601-6312997 to register; SCHC, 1302 Adams St.

CLUBS Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent Club — Accepting applications for scholarships; available at Warren Central and Vicksburg High counselors’ offices; deadline April 15; Willie Glasper, 601-415-7540, or any member. Reunite Social and Civic Club Dance — 9 p.m. Saturday; The Hut. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1965 — 3 p.m. Sunday; business meeting; Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 817 Bowman

St.; 601-636-5958 or 601-6620695. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Youth of the Month Recognition program; Shoney’s. Blue Icez Steppers and Drill Team — Try-out clinic for ages 6-17; Monday-April 15; Paula, 601-415-4057; Jackson Street Gym. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; J.W. Ledbetter, MS Department of Homeland Security director, speaker.

BENEFITS Eta Tau Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity — Car wash, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; $5 car, $8 truck/SUV; Pizza Hut, 3520 Pemberton Square Blvd.; benefits area scholarships; 601-918-6467. House of Israel — Fish fry fundraiser, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday; tilapia and buffalo; 601906-8121 or 601-906-1129; 1500 Washington St.

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Lawmakers: Barbour is being too secretive on $50M stimulus By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Several lawmakers say it’s been difficult to get information from Republican Gov. Haley Barbour on how he’s spending nearly Barbour rips $50 million in Obama on federal Libya stimulus money he’s allowed to use at his own discretion. Barbour’s office didn’t release details about this year’s allocation of his discretionary fund to The Associated Press until AP filed a request through Mississippi public records laws. The information provided by his office showed the governor already has allocated $43.7 million to various programs, including $9.8 million to community colleges and $7.3 million to a Highway Patrol trooper school. Lawmakers had knowledge of those specific items because Barbour outlined them earlier this year. But little was known

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about the other planned spending, said Sen. David Blount, D-Jackson. “The point is we need full disclosure Gov. Haley and cooperaBarbour tion and communication to work out a budget,” Blount said. Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, one of the state’s top budget writers, said Barbour’s secrecy has been a concern. “We asked for it a number of times and never had been able to get it. It’s a problem,” Brown said. Barbour spokeswoman Laura Hipp said the Joint Legislative Budget Committee was given information about the governor’s discretionary fund months ago when they were creating their budget recommendation. She said updated information was provided within the last week. “The governor has discussed this fund in the budget process with lawmakers,” Hipp said in an e-mail Thursday.

Groups blast planned speech by Farrakhan in Mississippi By Molly Davis The Associated Press JACKSON — Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was scheduled to speak today at an annual conference of Mississippi civil rights veterans, drawing criticism for his past comments about Jews and Roman Catholics — both instrumental groups in the struggle for equality in the 1960s. Farrakhan leads the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, which published two books last year on what Farrakhan

calls the “anti-black behavior” of Jews. A group of scholars and leaders of local businesses, churches and synagogues signed a statement Tuesday criticizing Farrakhan’s past statements on Roman Catholicism, Judaism and homosexuality. Jewish support was critical to the civil rights movement. Jewish leaders helped found the NAACP and many of the white college students who joined black marchers for civil rights protests were Jewish.




Sens. Buck Clarke, R-Hollandale, from left, Billy Hudson, R-Hattiesburg and Albert Butler, D-Port Gibson, greet Navy Secretary Ray Mabus at the Capitol Thursday.

Mabus: Education should be state’s priority Former governor speaks to House, Senate for Navy Week By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has urged lawmakers to make education a priority, saying too few of the nation’s young people are fit to serve their country in the military or by other ways. The former Mississippi governor spoke to the state House and Senate Thursday as part of Navy Week activities. During his speeches, he referenced a 2010 Department of Defense report that found 75 percent of America’s young people are ineligible to serve because they’re lacking intellectually, physically or they have a criminal record. “We as a society are failing to prepare our children for adulthood,” Mabus said. “Having a criminal record is directly related to not having economic opportunities and not having an economic opportunity is related to education.”

Mississippi lawmakers are trying to finish work on the state’s spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Mabus said over 4,200 young people from Mississippi joined the Navy last year. Some of Mabus’ comments drew applause in the Senate, where he told lamwakers “tight budgets cannot be an excuse or justification for poor education.” Mississippi lawmakers are trying to finish work on the state’s spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. How much money to steer toward education — from K-12 to universities — is one of the issues that’s being debated. House Education Committee Chairman Cecil Brown, D-Jack-

son, said Mabus “just reinforced the point made over and over again. Education is the key to economic development.” Mabus was governor from January 1988 to January 1992. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 1996. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as Navy Secretary. Obama also has appointed Mabus to lead the long-term restoration of the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of last year’s BP oil spill. When asked later about the status of the project, Mabus said a report he submitted in September is before Congress. Mabus said he’s recommending a “significant” portion of the fine that will be levied as a result of the disaster be directed to the coastal region.

14, including 3 Blue Cross workers, face fraud charges BRANDON (AP) — Fourteen people — including three employees of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi — have been indicted by a Rankin County grand jury on charges of insurance fraud, Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday. The investigation involved the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield administers those health plans for the state. An indictment alleges the three Blue Cross/Blue Shield employees processed claims for up to $44,000 to at least 11 state employees for reimbursement for medical Jim procedures Hood t h at n eve r occurred. Hood said the state employees cashed the checks and kicked back some of the money to the Blue Cross/Blue Shield employees, with the total loss to the state equaling more than $500,000. Hood said Blue Cross/Blue Shield had made full restitution to the state. The investigation began when a participant returned her check to Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, which contacted authorities. Hood said the company cooperated with the investigation. Hood’s office will prosecute the cases. No court dates have been set. If convicted, Hood said each defendant faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison. All the defendants are charged with conspiracy, insurance fraud, mail fraud and false representation.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ACREAGE WITHIN WARREN COUNTY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW JAIL FACILITY The Warren County Board of Supervisors is seeking proposals from landowners or their legal representatives offering for purchase a land parcel consisting of a minimum of 15 acres within Warren County for the purpose of construction of a new Jail Facility. Larger tracts will also be considered. This Request for Proposals is not a bid request and is not subject to the current public purchasing laws of the State of Mississippi. The purpose of this RFP is to identify potential parcels of land/ acreage that might be available for purchase by Warren County for the construction of a Jail Facility and to gather information about such acreage. This RFP has the potential to result in a contract between the Landowner and the Warren County Board of Supervisors for a negotiated price for the purchase of said acreage. The purchase price will be negotiated based upon the receipt of at least (3) value appraisals to be done by qualified land appraisal professionals who will be chosen by Warren County and the Landowner jointly. The following information will be considered in the evaluation of property offered to Warren County through this RFP process: Actual acreage size, shape and terrain, including usable area for construction site; Proximity to major highways, roads and utilities; Proximity to the existing Detention and Court facilities in Warren County; Current and planned neighboring land usages - commercial, industrial, rural or urban; Environmental restrictions on surrounding areas - wetlands, flood areas, etc; Quality of life impact on surrounding areas - neighborhoods, businesses, etc; At a minimum, proposals should include an introductory cover letter, a general description of the property, data addressing the above listed information, a map indicating the property location and the landowner’s or representatives’ contact information. Deadline for receipt of proposals is 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011. Proposals shall be sealed in an envelope with the proposer’s name and address on the outside, clearly marked “PROPOSAL FOR LAND/ACREAGE-JAIL” and submitted to the Warren County Chancery Clerk’s Office, Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183 or P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, MS 39181 prior to the deadline shown above. The phone number is 601-636-4415. The Warren County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to waive minor informalities in proposals, to reject any and all proposals, to evaluate alternative offers or proposals, and to negotiate with the Landowner(s) offering property believed most advantageous to the County. Please contact John Smith, County Administrator, at 601-634-8073 if you have questions or need more information. This notice is published pursuant to an order of the Warren County Board of Supervisors dated the 7th day of February, 2011. Warren County Board of Supervisors By: Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk


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

JACK VIX SAYS: Salvaging the barge is proving to be quite the undertaking.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 G.H. Pohmann, prominent jeweler of this city, dies in Central City, N.D. • Mrs. M. Trainor dies.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Capt. Carl Robinson, now of Greenville, is here for a few days.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Dr. and Mrs. S. Meyers are in New Orleans for the carnival. • Addie Lauderdale visits in Natchez. • A burglar fails to enter Ben Warren’s store after repeated attempts.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 James McCutchen returns from a trip to New Orleans. • Mr. and Mrs. J.M Fried are visiting in Memphis.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Theodore Huissen and Olive Shaw are married. • It is estimated that Warren County ex-soldiers will receive a half-million dollars through the bonus bill. • Mr. and Mrs. William Hovious and Judge and Mrs. W.W. Ramsey attend the Mississippi-Kentucky banquet in Jackson.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 The city asks for bids on a pumper for the fire department. • Sheriff A.J. Sevier of Madison Parish is improving at the Vicksburg Sanitarium.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Funeral services are held for Tuck Moyers, Illinois Central Railroad employee.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Mrs. Margaret Taylor dies. • The last showing of the Confederate Fashion Show for the 1961 season is presented at the Old Court House Museum. • Mrs. Sherwood Davis is visiting relatives in Greenwood. • Elizabeth Taylor stars in “Suddenly Last Summer” at the Joy Theatre.


40 YEARS AGO: 1971


Dr. and Mrs. Philip Scurria Jr. of Tallulah announce the birth of a daughter, Karen, on March 19. • Funeral services are held for Mrs. Sallie Fretwell, Newellton resident. • Timothy Dalton stars in “Wuthering Heights” at the Joy Theatre.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Questions exist in Mexican plan Mexican President Felipe Calderon has promised to send more than 2,500 additional military troops to his northeast border to deal with the growing violence. We don’t know whether to feel safer, or more at risk. Calderon said he would deploy four more battalions, each with about 650 troops, to Mexico’s northeast border. He and other officials also checked out new armored vehicles and other equipment that the military will use in their war against the various drug cartels that are battling them and each other for access to the lucrative illicit drug market in the United States. We don’t know if the new deployment was planned before last month’s attack in San Luis Potosi that killed Immigration and Customs Enforcement Special Agent Jaime Zapata and injured another agent, or if it is a reaction to it. It certainly reflects

concerns over the increased risk of violence to innocent residents of border cities and towns. Nor do we know if those people will feel any safer knowing that the military presence on their streets has increased. After all, many casualties have occurred from stray bullets during firefights between cartel members and soldiers in the middle of the street, in the middle of the day. It’s no secret that some gang members have used innocent people as shields, even to the extent of barging into schools when they suspected that law enforcers were nearby. We also have seen that such human barricades don’t always keep the military at bay. When confrontation occurs, even bystanders have to fend for themselves. Calderon also sought to reassure the public that the military occupation would not be perma-

nent. He expressed hope that corruption could be purged from local and state police forces so that they could take over primary police duties. Will the increased military presence frighten cartels into lowering their activities and profile? If history is any indication, it might not. Increasingly aggressive cartels might see the new deployment as a challenge to be overcome, or might simply decide to maintain its current activities. Either way, more troops means greater chances of confrontations that could leave more blood on the streets. With that prospect, will Mexican residents welcome the new battalions, or will more of them begin to agree that interdiction efforts are a losing proposition, and that new tactics, even to the point of decriminalization — something Calderon also has suggested — need to be considered?

Funeral services are held for Mrs. Carrie Hawkins. • Mr. and Mrs. Chris Pierce are the parents of a son, William Chris Jr., born March 26. • Staff Sgt. Leonard C. Maxey of Vicksburg, a bandsman assigned to Frankfurt, West Germany, participated in the return of the 52 former American hostages from Iran.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Maude C. Hollis of Tallulah is killed when an 18-wheeler runs into the back of the car in which she was riding near Mound, La. • An alert 7-year-old, Rod Montgomery, smells smoke in his apartments on Clay Street and calls the fire department.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Pearson Gay and Willie Benard use Lulu, a 31-year-old mule, to plow a garden on Porters Chapel Road property. • Brendan Carl Stafford celebrates his first birthday. • Milton Odessa Self, a former Vicksburg policeman, dies in Monroe.

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Obama should follow Kerry’s vision on Middle East WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to participate in the air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime is a vast improvement over previous policy, a victory for human rights idealists within the administration, and the application of an important international standard known as “the responsibility to protect.” In 2005 — with the gruesome lessons of Cambodia, Rwanda and Bosnia having finally sunk in — the United Nations General Assembly and the United States, followed in 2006 by the Security Council, endorsed the principle that the prevention of mass atrocities trumps the claim of national sovereignty. When a government engages in genocide, ethnic cleansing or crimes against humanity — effectively waging war against its own citizens — other nations have the right and duty to intervene. In Libya, this abstract norm became a basis for action. The Obama administration deserves credit for its part in establishing this precedent. But Obama took his self-congratulation a step further. This intervention, in his view, is not merely an emergency response (if belated); it is “precisely how the international



The essence of the Obama foreign policy is its lack of essence; its doctrine, the absence of doctrine. To allies, it seems unpredictable. To reformers, unreliable.

community should work.” Obama claims his Libyan approach as a model of American leadership. It isn’t. On Libya, America was not the leader but the led. For weeks, the administration was paralyzed by intense, unresolved internal divisions. Meanwhile, Gadhafi promised to “cleanse Libya house by house.” France and Britain called for early action. The Arab League supported a military response. It was only last week — after a White House meeting described as “extremely contentious” — that the president finally settled on a course. America did not orchestrate the international response. Instead, America was dragged toward

responsibility by the clarity and persistence of Britain and France. Even then, it was only the prospect that Benghazi would become a shooting gallery that forced the administration’s hand. Obama’s response to the Libyan revolution fits the pattern of his foreign policy: The reaction hesitant, the process chaotic, the outcome late. In response to an international crisis, every president faces the multilateral trade-off. Acting in concert with the U.N. Security Council and regional organizations brings a form of legitimacy that comes from consensus. But the risk of every multilateral effort is that action becomes diluted and delayed by the most reluctant member of the coalition. In the

recent past, that was often France. On Libya, that role was played — amazingly — by the United States. This eventually changed, for which the president deserves support. But it can hardly be described as a model of global leadership. It is not easy to respond to momentous events when you have limited time and information. The deeper problem is that the administration’s reaction to events in Iran, Egypt and Libya does not seem to originate in any coherent view of the world. This is not tactics on the fly, but strategy on the fly. The administration sympathizes with the protesters, but finds timely action too risky. Instead of recognizing a historic opportunity to help bring reform to the broader Middle East, it views each development as a threat to be managed. The essence of the Obama foreign policy is its lack of essence; its doctrine, the absence of doctrine. To allies, it seems unpredictable. To reformers, unreliable. Contrast this to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., speaking recently at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. While recognizing the risks of rapid change, Kerry asserted: “Just as the Berlin Wall

could not be rebuilt, so we know that the old order in the Middle East cannot be restored.” He is proposing, along with Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and independent Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, a package of proposals to reinforce political and economic reform in the Middle East, similar to American efforts in Eastern Europe two decades ago. According to Kerry, Americans believe “that democracy enables the fullest expression of the human spirit and that economic freedom is the engine of human innovation. We believe that when people can trust their government and rely on its justice, the society that flourishes is a stable one. And we believe that stability and prosperity are powerful antidotes to the violent urges of nihilism and extremism.” At this moment, we hope for the success of allied arms, the protection of Libyan civilians and the fall of a dictator. But it is Kerry’s vision that should guide the president forward. •

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SMART MONEY Q: Several years ago, I wrote you and asked about being a beneficiary on an annuity or CD. You indicated the beneficiary at the time of the person’s death is entitled to it. I’ve had several people tell me that if I am named in a “will,” in which a person indicates things are to be divided su c h a s : the annuity and CD must also be divided. Then I explained BRUCE to them that you can name anyone as a beneficiary, and everyone should be named on it if the person who owns it wants them to have any of it. Am I right or wrong? Does a will override the beneficiary on an annuity or CD? — Karen via email A: You can’t change beneficiaries on other documents



through your will. For the sake of discussion, if a name is on an insurance policy, that person by contract is the beneficiary and can’t be removed simply because someone changes his will. People often ask, if a home is left to them in a will and then the home was sold, could they go to the person who purchased the home and say that belongs to me. Oftentimes, there will be things that you can’t undo in a contract or a will. Many times in a will there are things that are disposed of after the will is drawn. That is simply a non-event. It could be argued, not morally, not legally, that the person who drew the will intended that the money will be divided and the parties involved may or may not wish to honor the thought. Legally if you are the beneficiary, it belongs to you. •

Bruce Williams writes for Newspaper Enterprise Association. E-mail him at

By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press JACKSON — An Alabama business was raided this month as part of a federal probe that stems from suspected illegal immigrants working construction jobs at Keesler Air Force base in south Mississippi. Federal immigration officials confirmed the March 17 raid on Hernandez Stucco in Alabaster, Ala., a suburb of Birmingham. It’s at least the third business targeted as part of the ongoing investigation, according to attorneys in the case. The other businesses were in Mississippi. Court records also said one of the defendants operated a company in Louisiana. U.S. District Court records in south Mississippi indicate that a new indictment is coming, though it’s not clear who the target is.

It’s at least the third business targeted as part of the ongoing investigation, according to attorneys in the case. The other businesses were in Mississippi. Court records also said one of the defendants operated a company in Louisiana. The telephone rang unanswered Thursday at a listed phone number for Hernandez Stucco. The phone number was provided by officials at Alabaster City Hall, where the company is registered. City officials said government policy prohibits them from providing the owner’s name. Danielle Bennett, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Wednesday that nobody was arrested during the raid on Hernandez Stucco. The raid was made public Tuesday in a court filing by defense attorney Joe Sam


Owen of Gulfport, who asked for a delay of the April 4 trial of three men already charged in Mississippi. The judge granted the motion Wednesday and then put the trial off until June 6. Owen represents Randall Jacob Weitzel, identified in court records as the operator of both Artisan Textures Inc., based in Biloxi, Miss., and Procoat of LA, Inc., based in Baton Rouge, La. Weitzel and an employee, Edwood S. Brodtmann, were indicted for conspiracy in 2009 and accused of knowingly hiring and harboring illegal

Economy grows faster at 3.1 percent rate WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew a little faster at the end of 2010 than the government had previously estimated, boosted by more inventory building and business investment in plants and equipment. But rising oil prices will likely limit growth this year. The economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, grew at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the OctoberDecember quarter, the Commerce Department reported today. That represents an upward revision from last month’s 2.8 percent estimate for the same period. The gains offset a slightly larger trade deficit. And many economists believe the economy has slowed in the current January-March quarter.

Oil nears $106 amid unrest, strong demand


A passenger jet flies past the FAA control tower at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport.

Lone controller caught sleeping on job at airport WASHINGTON (AP) — Should jetliners be landing with only a single air traffic controller on duty — even if he’s awake? Federal officials are grappling with that question following the safe landing of two jetliners this week with no help from the lone air traffic supervisor on duty at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. He’s been suspended, and safety investigators say he has acknowledged he was asleep. The incident comes nearly five years after a fatal crash in Kentucky in which a controller was working alone. Accident investigators said that controller was most likely suffering from fatigue, although they placed responsibility for the crash that took 49 lives on the pilots. Still, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association warned at the time against

putting controllers alone on shifts and assigning tiring work schedules. The union’s president, Paul Rinaldi, made the same point again Thursday: “One-person shifts are unsafe. Period.” The Reagan National incident, around midnight Tuesday night, has sent administration officials scrambling to assure the public that safety isn’t being compromised. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has ordered an examination of controller staffing at airports across the nation, and he directed that two controllers staff the midnight shift in Washington from now on. Federal Aviation Administration chief Randy Babbitt said he was investigating the incident, but he also said that at “no point was either plane out of radar contact, and our back-up system kicked in to ensure the safe landing of both airplanes.”

immigrants, including some who allegedly worked for Artisan Textures at the Biloxi military base as far back as 2003. Weitzel also was charged with 17 counts of making false statements. Another man, Agustin Arcadia, was indicted after immigration officials raided J&A Construction in Vancleave in November 2010, Bennett said. Owen could not be reached for comment Thursday, and Arcadia’s attorney didn’t respond to a phone message. Arthur Lemann of New Orleans, who represents Brodtmann, said his client is innocent. Lemann said everyone who worked with his client had some type of identification, such as a driver’s license or Social Security card, and that the defendants thought they were legal residents.

Oil prices moved up closer to $106 a barrel today as political upheaval in the Middle East and signs of strong global demand kept crude near two-year highs. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for May delivery was up 17 cents to $105.77 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 15 cents to settle at $105.60 on Thursday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In London, Brent crude was up 3 cents at $115.75 a barrel on the ICE futures exchange.

Gay rights group sued by Target Corp. SAN DIEGO — Target Corp. is suing a San Diego pro-gay marriage group to get it to stop canvassing outside its San Diego County stores, alleging its activists are driving away customers. Rights advocates said the trial between Target and Canvass For A Cause that begins today could further strain relations with the gay and lesbian community after controversy over its $150,000 donation to a business group backing a Minnesota Republican candidate opposed to gay marriage. Minnesota-based Target insists it remains committed to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its lawsuit has nothing to do with the political agenda of the organization. Target says it has taken similar action against a number of organizations representing a variety of causes. It alleges in the lawsuit that the San Diego group’s activists harass customers by cornering them near its stores’ front entrances.

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Continued from Page A1. was stopped immediately Wednesday for about two hours and again for a little more than two hours Thursday as a team of maritime emergency workers attempted to dislodge the barge from the pier. The bridge was not to be closed to vehicular traffic today, said T. Marshall Hill with Louisiana Department of Transportation, because sensors detected no bridge movement during Thursday’s work. “The cutting should be even less invasive than yesterday, and yesterday didn’t even show on the monitors,� said Hill, the district engineer for Northeast Louisiana. Big River Shipbuilders and Salvage was to send a crane to the bridges from its yard at the Vicksburg port today. The crane was to be disassembled at the yard, floated to the bridges and reassembled before being used to hold the barge while it is cut apart, Hill said. He said the work was to begin today but might stretch into Saturday. A pair of towboats, the Bruce L. Hahn and the Kay A. Eckstein, spent Thursday afternoon beneath the bridges pushing on the barge. The Eckstein, which was pushing the barges that broke loose Wednesday, and the Hahn are both owned by Marquette Transportation of Paducah, Ky. Traffic was routed off the interstate for nearly three hours, backing up eastbound lanes past Delhi, westbound lanes past Bovina and creating gauntlets of 18-wheelers on U.S. 61 South once traffic was reopened. The Mississippi River level at Vicksburg was 42.2 feet this morning, up a tenth of a foot in the past 24 hours. Forecasters with the National Weather Service expect the river to crest

at Vicksburg’s 43-foot flood stage Tuesday despite rain expected over the weekend in Vicksburg and upriver. “The Arkansas River’s cresting,� senior service hydrologist Marty Pope said this morning. The weekend rain “really shouldn’t have a great impact.� The river remained closed to southbound traffic today. Northbound traffic resumed by midday Thursday on the Louisiana side after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers surveyed the west side of the shipping channel, said U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Scott Anderson during a press briefing in Vicksburg. “We cannot safely let any traffic go south through the bridge because the barge is sticking into the channel as it leans into the bridge pier,� Anderson said. Erosion below the pier has not been a concern in the salvage effort, he said. Coast Guard officials aboard fleet boats owned by Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply monitored the two tugs’ powering the barge from the river bottom. Ergon Marine’s fleet of tow boats routinely assist the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Detachment unit in Vicksburg, rounding up loose barges on the river and being a communications link for maritime interests on the river — efforts that earned an award in 2008 from the Coast Guard for outstanding response and assistance after that year’s near-record flood stages in Vicksburg. The Coast Guard, part of the Department of Homeland Security, is tasked with protecting maritime borders. Its unit based at the Port of Vicksburg is a maintenance unit; its closest search-andrescue unit, the Lower Mississippi River command center, is in Memphis. In 2008, stages topped out at

50.9 feet, the highest in Vicksburg in 35 years. Five barge tows struck the U.S. 80 bridge between March 26 and May 3, the first four in 10 days’ time. In 2009, the bridges survived the river’s spring crest of 47.5 feet without a barge strike, reportedly due to slower currents. The last barge strike was to pier 4 on March 22, 2010, a year and a day before Wednesday’s strike. Drain valves remain shut at three locations on the city’s floodwall. Additional closures to prevent water from the Yazoo Diversion Canal from seeping under the wall aren’t planned by the city Sewer Department unless current crest predictions are changed. Northwest of the city, Chickasaw, Long Lake, Laney Camp and Ziegler roads were closed due to high water. Backwater flooding has inundated farmland along Chickasaw and Long Lake. The Kings Point Ferry is out of service until further notice, and the vessel is docked at the Port of Vicksburg. Jackson Lane, which dead-ends into brush in Kings, is expected to take on water when the stage hits 43 feet. Eagle Lake was at 76.5 feet this morning, up four onehundredths of a foot. The Muddy Bayou Control Structure is open and is expected to bring the lake’s stage up to 76.9 feet over several days. Levels on the river side of the Steele Bayou Water Control Structure on Mississippi 465 stood at 89.8 feet, up three-tenths of a foot. The land side held at 85.4 feet overnight; the river side was at 90 feet, up two-tenths of an inch in 24 hours. Crests are forecast for Wednesday on the land side near 86 feet and 91 feet on the river side.

after a trip to the links in Tallulah. “I had shot a 43 on the front nine, then the manager of the course said they’re about to close the bridge,� Lofton said. It was news to Britt Simon and Noriae Morimoto when they felt the buzz of anxious onlookers spying the barge and swirling river. Simon, a Simpson County native, and Morimoto, of Saitama, Japan, visited Thursday before their wedding Saturday. “We’re here to see Mississippi, to see the river,� Simon said, before hurrying off to hit the road with several of Morimoto’s friends and family, fresh off a plane from Japan. “I didn’t know about the barge.� Crowds lined the edges of Navy Circle to watch the barge as a park ranger stood guard to keep people off the hill itself. Something of an all-star cast of locals found their way to the best viewing spots — former mayor Laurence Leyens, Warren County Port Commission member Mike Cappaert, District 1 Supervisor David McDonald, Sheriff Martin Pace and the Rev. Michael Nation, who donned a yellow chaplain’s vest as part of his position with the Seamen’s

Church Institute of New York and New Jersey. Marquette Transportation, the owner of the towboat that broke apart on the Mississippi’s high water, is one of the church’s clients, Nation said.

Festive Continued from Page A1. they wanted some music for the people out here,� vocalist Cee Blaque said before belting out a set of tunes ranging from ’70s soul to Delta blues. “We’ve never played for a barge-raising before, but there’s a first time for everything.� For people passing through Vicksburg, staying put for nearly three of those hours because Interstate 20 was closed brought a subdued feeling. “I don’t know when they’re going to open it back up,� said David Manina to family back in Texarkana, Ark., where he was headed Thursday en route to a deployment to Kuwait with a military contractor. “There’s a boat in the water.� As the sounds of Commodores and Otis Redding flowed from amplifiers, the barge was turned over and readied to be removed. Word of mouth about bringing a crane downriver to pull the barge from the water sent people home at the usual quitting time, but Manina and others couldn’t leave yet. “What does that mean for the cars, though?� Manina said. It was a golf game interrupted for Buddy Lofton, who scurried back to Vicksburg

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DENVER (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; With the click of a mouse, Sandy Freund Kasper sent a command to NASAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comet-hunting Stardust space probe to burn all its fuel, starting a sequence that would shut the spacecraft down after a 12-year run. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like saying goodbye to a friend,â&#x20AC;? said Allan Cheuvront, the Stardust program manager for Lockheed Martin, who has worked on the probe since 1996, when it was still in the design stage. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an amazing spacecraft,â&#x20AC;? he said Thursday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done everything we asked, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done it perfectly.â&#x20AC;? Launched in 1999, Stardust finished its main mission in 2006, sending a tiny sample of particles from the Wild 2 comet to Earth via a parachute-equipped canister. NASA then recycled the probe, sending it past a comet last month to photograph a crater left by a projectile launched by another space probe. It accomplished one last experiment on Thursday, firing its thrusters until its last hydrazine fuel was gone. The length of that burn, a little under 2 1/2 minutes, will tell engineers exactly how much fuel was left so they can see how accurate their calculations were. That in turn will help with the design and operation of future probes. Before Freund Kasper sent Stardust its final instruction, Cheuvront polled eight or nine other engineers at work stations labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thermal,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Propulsionâ&#x20AC;? and other

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This artist rendering of the Stardust spacecraft encountering the bright halo of dust and gas surrounding a shimmering comet released by NASA. roles, asking each in turn if the probe was ready. At 5:41 p.m., Freund Kasper sent a command instructing Stardust to begin executing a set of instructions that had been transmitted to the probe earlier in the day. About 42 minutes later â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the time it took the command to travel the roughly 93 million miles to Stardust, and for Stardustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reply to reach Earth â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the engineersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; computer screens showed the burn was under way. Once the fuel was gone, Stardust lost its ability to keep its antennas pointed toward

Earth, and the control room lost radio contact at 5:33 p.m. If the probe executed all of its final orders as expected, it put itself in â&#x20AC;&#x153;safe mode,â&#x20AC;? turning most of its systems off, at 6:13 p.m., about 1 1/2 hours after the last command was sent. With no fuel, Stardust canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t keep its solar panels aimed at the sun, and once its batteries are drained it will shut down for good. Stardust will be left in an orbit around the sun. Engineers project that in the next 100 years, Stardust wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get any closer than 1.7 million miles of Earthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s orbit.

Teen injured in school shooting MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A teenage boy was shot at a central Indiana middle school shortly before classes began this morning and a suspended fellow student was in custody, state police said. Sgt. Curt Durnil said the victim and suspect were both students at Martinsville West Middle School, where the shooting took place. He said he did not know what led to the suspension of the suspect two days earlier. It was not immediately clear what prompted the shooting in a vestibule area just after 7 a.m., about 20 minutes before classes usually begin.


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Elders Continued from Page A1. we have the right to do what we need to do,” Elders said, “but we need to keep working. There is still more to do.” In his introductory remarks, Col. Jeffrey Eckstein, commander of the Vicksburg District, called Elders “a pioneer on many different levels.” Now professor emeritus of pediatric endocrinology at the University of Arkansas School of Medical Science, Elders never saw a doctor


PRECISION FORECAST growing up but became the 15th Surgeon General of the United States, appointed in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton. She was an outspoken advocate for adolescent issues including sex education, which she continues to advocate. Comprehensive health education — including sex education — from kindergarten through 12th grade is critical, she said Thursday.

A commitment to the power of knowledge, money and especially the vote — “what so many women worked so hard for,” she said —is also critical. Elders, the oldest of eight children, grew up in rural, segregated Arkansas. She won a scholarship to Philander Smith College in Little Rock as a 15-yearold, enlisted in the Army after graduation at 18 and was trained as a physical

therapist. Later, she attended the University of Arkansas Medical School on the G.I. Bill, interned in Minneapolis and completed her residency in pediatrics at UAMC in Little Rock, becoming chief resident in charge of an otherwise male, all-white group of residents and interns during the Civil Rights era. In her professional work Elders combined clinical practice with research, writ-

ing, publishing and teaching. Besides becoming the first board-certified physician in pediatric endocrinology in the state of Arkansas, Elders was the first African-American and just the second woman to head the U.S. Public Health Service. After leaving the office of surgeon general in 1995, she returned to the University of Arkansas as a researcher and professor.

mont, S.C.-based Gateway Gaming, which develops game themes, gaming systems and associated hardware for the industry. The facility opened in November 1993 as Harrah’s, the second in Vicksburg and the

first casino-hotel tandem in Mississippi. The purchase involves the 36,000-square-foot casino and 2.95 acres of the public area at City Front, which is leased back to the City of Vicksburg for $1 a year. The Board of

Mayor and Aldermen OK’d four items transferring terms of the agreement to Delta and Great Southern Investment Group Inc. Annual payments totaling $562,939.56 plus 1.5 percent of net revenues to purchase

the City Front acreage are stretched through 2033, with a $450,000 termination fee if the casino closes. Harrah’s and the city struck the deal for the additional space as a potential avenue to build a second casino.

port, Ala., and Ray Brazell of Montgomery; and 33 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Clemts, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at the Fife Family Cemetery in Pattison. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Saturday until the service. Pallbearers will be Bert Boykin, Brad Boykin, Justin Ainsworth, Todd Ezell, Allan Friley and Michael Friley. Memorials may be made to Hospice Ministries, 450 Towne Center Blvd., Ridgeland, MS 39157.

church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Saturday at the church from 1 p.m. until the service.

Continued from Page A1. sion’s meeting agenda. The casino will become Grand Station Casino, according to the group’s application for a license, which the commission granted. Delta is managed by J. Michael Caldwell of Pied-

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

James G. Brooks CLINTON — Patrolman First Class James G. “Jimmy” Brooks, age 60, died March 23, 2011, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Madison. Visitation will be Sunday at Natchez Trace Funeral Home in Madison from 4:30 until 9 p.m. A funeral service celebrating Jimmy’s life will be at 11 a.m. Monday and officiated by Dr. John Compton at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison with visitation one hour before the service. Interment will be at Natchez Trace Memorial Park Cemetery. A native of Vicksburg and the son of Bobbie Allen and the late Johnny L. Brooks, Jimmy was a career motorcycle patrol officer. He moved up the ranks during his 22-year career with the Vicksburg Police Department, serving his last two years as chief of police. After retirement from the Vicksburg Police Department, Jimmy began serving as a motorcycle patrolman with the Madison Police Department. Jimmy was named Officer of the Year on several occasions and won a trophy during the most recent competition, which his wife will receive Sunday. He was a board member for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer Association and had been involved with the volunteer fire department. “Riding motorcycles was what he loved most. If he wasn’t on a bike he was on a lawn mower, cutting grass sometimes twice a week,” said his family. Jimmy was also a member and a deacon of First Baptist Church in Clinton. Jimmy is survived by his wife of 40 years, Diana Brooks; daughter, Tina Beaube (husband Scott); sons, Jamie Brooks (wife Lamonica), Jonathon Brooks, Jason Brooks (wife Kaylin) and Justin Brooks; grandchildren, Blake and Andrew Brooks, Brandon, Caitlyn and Lauri Beaube, and Rebekah and Matthew Brooks; and mother, Bobbie Allen, all of Clinton. In lieu of flowers memorials, may be made to the American Heart Association.

Mary Sible McGuffie Mary Sible McGuffie died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at her residence in Vicksburg. She was 84. She was a native of D’Lo, Miss., and had lived most of her life in Vicksburg. She was a homemaker and a member of Highland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Wilson Roy Mason and C.A. McGuffie. Survivors include her daughters, Virginia “Jenny”

Hoeppel of Vicksburg and Mary Stogner and husband Tim of McComb; and two grandchildren, Chad Hoeppel and wife Rebekah of Madison and Dawn Juelfs and husband Kevin of Franklin, Tenn. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Brian Ivey officiating. Interment will follow at the Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be David Pugh, Mickey Simmons, Ronnie Harvey, Bill Hanks and Lee Harvey. Memorials are requested to North Ridge Church, P.O. Box 992 Ridgeland, MS 391580992.

Joyalene Oakes Joyalene Oakes, 72, of Vicksburg, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight, March 25, 2011, at the funeral home. Joyalene had worked for the Vicksburg Warren School District as a bookkeeper for some 27 years. She enjoyed attending Bible study and reading. Joyalene enjoyed gardening, being a part of various sewing circles, loved the outdoors and traveling. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports. Joyalene was a lifelong member of Crawford Street United Methodist Church and also enjoyed attending Bradley’s Chapel UMC. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Albert Logue and Azile Whatley Logue. Survivors include sons, Donald Stuart (Jay Ruffner) Oakes Jr. and David Christian (Ida) Oakes; daughter, Jennifer Joy (Gabriel) Ables; grandchildren, Olivia Catherine Oakes and Christian Hamilton Oakes; and her faithful companion, James Edward Wiltcher. Pallbearers will be Vernon Thomas, Patrick Butler, Sid Hynum, Mike Hoben, Kelly Kavanaugh and Jay Ruffner. Honorary pallbearers will be John Coker, Buddy Wiltcher, Kyle Tullos, Bud Shiers, John Harris and Thomas Powell. Friends and family may sign an online guestbook at

Dewana Renee Rogers Services for Dewana Renee Rogers will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Triumph Church with the Rev. Mike Fields officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in charge. Ms. Rogers died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 30. She was a 1998 graduate of Vicksburg High School.

She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Jackson State University. She was a member of Triumph Church. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Helen Hunter; and an aunt, Denise Rogers. Survivors include her parents, Adam and Catherine Rogers of Vicksburg; her maternal grandfather, Larry Hunter of Utica; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Bessie Cleveland of Jackson; aunts, Dorothy Wilson of Tulsa, Okla., Shirley Barnes of Louisville, Ky., Karen Hunter of Raleigh-Durham, N.C., Wanda Weathersby of Port Gibson, Danette Outlaw of Jackson and Shenika Cleveland of Jackson; uncles, Ray Barnes of Killeen, Texas, and Tony Rogers of Jackson; cousins and other relatives and friends, including Ronnie Kirk Nichols.

Dorothy P. Scott Dorothy P. “Dot” Scott died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was 70. Born in Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Scott was a longtime resident of Vicksburg. She was employed at Waffle House on Washington Street for a number of years. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her father, William Watson Sloan; her husband, Lamar Scott; one daughter, Gloria Ann Friley; two grandchildren; and a brother. She is survived by four daughters, DiAnn Boykin of Brandon, Donna Ainsworth of Pearl, Janice Friley of Vicksburg and Angelia Hydrick of Wesson; three sons, James “Bubba” Friley and Jerry Friley, both of Vicksburg, and William Friley of Madison; her mother, Ann Reynolds Brazell of Davenport, Fla.; three sisters, Mary Alice Russell of Davenport, Pat Cook of Chatsworth, Ga., and Ann Brown of Montgomery; two brothers, Bill Sloan of North-

Ervin Earl Smith COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Ervin Earl Smith died Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Desert Spring Hospital in Las Vegas. He was 50. Mr. Smith was a graduate of Port Gibson High School and Jackson State University. He was a veteran of the Air Force, having worked as supervisor for logistics management with 50 Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie L. Smith. He is survived by his wife, Glynis Nicholas Smith of Colorado Springs; his mother, Ruth Newsome Smith of Jackson; a son, Masike Turner of Westwego, La.; a stepson, Darren Wingrove of England; two sisters, Valeria Carter and Vikki Lynn Robertson, both of Gaithersburg, Md.; a brother, Marvin Smith of Woodbridge, Va.; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Campbell Chapel Church in Port Gibson. Burial will follow at the

Annie B. Stanford Annie B. Stanford died Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Heritage House Nursing Center. She was 100. Mrs. Stanford was born in Jefferson County, Miss., and had lived in Vicksburg for most of her life. She was an active member of First Church of the Nazarene. She loved her church family. Before retirement she was regional manager for Stanley Home Products. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Stanford; her son, Cecil Goodin and his wife, Pauline; four brothers; and three sisters. Survivors include her sister, Rosie Ballow of Baton Rouge; five grandchildren, David Goodin, Mark Goodin, Kathy Fay, Paula Westmoreland and Pam Storey; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Khurman Cox officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation is tonight from 5 until 7 at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Michael Goodin, Christopher Goodin, Byron Storey, Jonathan Storey, Collin Goodin and Austin Fay. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Cooper, Tommy Ritchie, Wallace Ritchie, Stan Ritchie, Troy Ritchie, Wesley Ritchie, Jimmy Stanford, Brett Fay and Anthony Goodin. Memorials may be made to The Global Mission Fund of First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., Vicksburg, MS 39180.





Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms, lows in the 60s; Partly cloudy Saturday with a chance of thunderstorms, highs in the 80s

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

LOCAL FORECAST saturday-sunday Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms; lows in the 60s, highs in the 80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms; lows in the 60s saturday-sunday Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms; lows in the 60s, highs in the 80s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 72º Low/past 24 hours............... 48º Average temperature......... 60º Normal this date................... 60º Record low..............30º in 1940 Record high............86º in 1936 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.34 inches Total/year.............. 12.55 inches Normal/month......4.78 inches Normal/year........ 15.11 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active.............................N/A A.M. Most active................. 5:58 P.M. Active...........................12:12 P.M. Most active.................. 6:25 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:17 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:18 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 7:00

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 42.2 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.9 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 23.6 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.1 | Change: NC Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: NA | Change: NA Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.2 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.4 River....................................90.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 49.8 Sunday.................................... 49.4 Monday.................................. 48.9 Memphis Saturday................................. 35.6 Sunday.................................... 35.3 Monday.................................. 35.0 Greenville Saturday................................. 49.0 Sunday.................................... 49.0 Monday.................................. 48.7 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 42.7 Sunday.................................... 42.9 Monday.................................. 43.0


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Breach in reactor suspected at Japanese nuclear plant Officials warn of ‘serious contamination’ TOKYO (AP) — A suspected breach in the core of a reactor at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant could mean more serious radioactive contamination, Japanese officials revealed today, as the prime minister called the country’s ongoing fight to stabilize the plant “very grave and serious.” A somber Prime Minister Naoto Kan sounded a pessimistic note at a briefing hours after nuclear safety officials announced what could be a major setback in the urgent mission to stop the plant from leaking radiation, two weeks after a devastating earthquake

and tsunami disabled it. “The situation today at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant is still very grave and serious. We must remain vigilant,” Kan said. “We are not in a position where we can be optimistic. We must treat every development with the utmost care.” The uncertain situation halted work at the nuclear complex, where dozens had been trying feverishly to stop the overheated plant from leaking dangerous radiation. The plant has leaked some low levels of radiation, but a breach could mean a much larger release of contaminants. The possible breach in Unit 3 might be a crack or a hole in the stainless steel chamber of the reactor core or in

the spent fuel pool that’s lined with several feet of reinforced concrete. The temperature and pressure inside the core, which holds the fuel rods, remained stable and was far lower than would further melt the core. Suspicions of a possible breach were raised when two workers waded into water 10,000 times more radioactive than levels normally found in water in or around a reactor and suffered skin burns, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said. Kan apologized to farmers and business owners for the toll the radiation has had on their livelihoods: Several countries have halted some food imports from areas near the plant after milk and pro-

duce were found to contain elevated levels of radiation. He also thanked utility workers, firefighters and military personnel for “risking their lives” to cool the overheated facility. The alarm today comes two weeks to the day since the magnitude-9 quake triggered a tsunami that enveloped cities along the northeastern coast and knocked out the Fukushima reactor’s cooling systems. Police said the official death toll jumped past 10,000 today. With the cleanup and recovery operations continuing and more than 17,400 listed as missing, the final number of dead was expected to surpass 18,000.


A woman and her grandson sit in a dark room at an evacuee center for leaked radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear facilities this morning.

Thousands take to streets Libyan airspace ’under control,’ with new strikes in day of Middle East unrest Barbour again DARAA, Syria (AP) — Thousands of Syrians took to the streets today demanding reforms and mourning dozens of protesters who were killed during a violent, weeklong crackdown that has brought extraordinary pressure on the country’s autocratic regime, activists and witnesses said. Daraa, the main city of southern Syria’s drought-parched agricultural heartland, has become a flashpoint for protests in a country whose leadership stands unafraid of using extreme violence to quash internal unrest. The coming days will be a crucial test of the surge of popular discontent that has unseated autocrats in Tunisia and Egypt and threatens to push several others from power. Demonstrations took place in Daraa and throughout the country in what organizers called a “Day of Dignity.”

But journalists who tried to enter Daraa’s Old City — where most of the violence took place — were escorted out of town today by two security vehicles. In Jordan today, pro-government supporters attacked a gathering of protesters demanding the dissolution of parliament and the firing of the country’s prime minister, pelting them with stones and injuring six people. The violence came as about 1,000 Jordanians joined protests at the camp in central Amman, styled after Cairo’s Liberation Square, where a popular uprising led to the ouster of Egypt’s longtime president. President Ali Abdullah Saleh told tens of thousands of supporters today that he’s ready to step down but only if he can leave the country in “safe hands,” while anti-government protesters massed for a rally.

American woman convicted in Hong Kong ‘milkshake murder’ HONG KONG — An American who drugged her investment banker-husband with a milkshake and bludgeoned him to death more than seven years ago was convicted of murder today at her second trial in a case that grabbed world attention with lurid details on the breakNancy Kissel down of a wealthy expatriate marriage in Hong Kong. The unanimous verdict and automatic life sentence match the outcome of the first trial against Nancy Kissel, whose lawyers argued she was a battered, clinically depressed wife who acted under diminished responsibility when her husband provoked her attack. Kissel testified last month her husband physically and sexually abused her as their marriage deteriorated. She denied being guilty of murder but was willing to admit to manslaughter, a lesser charge.



BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — France declared Libya’s airspace “under control” this morning, after NATO agreed to take control of the no-fly zone in a compromise that appeared to set up dual command centers. Moammar Gadhafi drew a rare rebuke from the African Union, which called for a transitional government and elections. Coalition warplanes struck Gadhafi’s forces outside the strategic city of Ajdabiya, the gateway to the rebel-held east, hitting an artillery battery and armored vehicles. The strikes were intended to give a measure of relief to the city, whose residents have fled or cowered under more than a week of shelling and fighting between rebels and government troops. Explosions also sounded in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, before daybreak today, apparently from airstrikes. Ajdabiya has been under siege for more than a week, with the rebels holding the city center and scattered checkpoints but facing relentless shelling from government troops on the outskirts. Residents are without electricity or drinking water, and many have fled. Representatives for the Gad-

Gunmen kill 8 in Pakistan bus attack PARACHINAR, Pakistan — Gunmen attacked a minibus carrying mostly Shiite Muslims and killed eight people today in a stretch of northwestern Pakistan that has seen a recent peace deal between rival Sunni and Shiite tribes, a government official said. The gunmen who carried out the ambush in the Bagan area of the Kurram tribal region also kidnapped 18 people from the bus.

Quake in Myanmar kills more than 70 YANGON, Myanmar — A powerful earthquake that toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar has killed more than 70 people, and there were fears today the toll would mount. The Thursday night quake, measured at a magnitude 6.8, was centered just north of the town Tachileik in the mountains along the Thai border.

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A French Navy Rafale jet fighter takes off from deck of Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday. hafi regime met with the African Union today, in Ethiopia, in what the U.N. described as a part of an effort to reach a cease-fire and political solution. Although the U.N. secretary-general said an opposition representative would attend, Mustafa Gheriani, an opposition spokesman, said Friday he knew nothing about it. “The position of the national council has been clear from

the beginning — no negotiaions,” Gheriani said. “All he has to do is stop bombing and leave the country.” African Union commission chairman Jean Ping said the AU favors an inclusive transitional period that would lead to democratic elections. Ping stressed the inevitability of political reforms in Libya and called the aspirations of the Libyan people “legitimate.”

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Haley Barbour is stepping up criticism of President Barack Obama’s actions in Libya, saying Obama hasn’t shown leadership but is treating the U.S. as “one of the boys” on the international scene. “Since World War II, the world has looked to America for leadership. But we haven’t provided leadership in this administration,” the Mississippi governor said Thursday . “In fact, the Obama administration’s position has been to say, ‘You know, we’re just one of the boys. We’re not going to try to be the leader,’” Barbour said. “And we see that when you don’t have strong leadership from the strongest country in the world, then everybody else scatters out and breaks up.” Barbour is mulling a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.

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Thursday’s Games

Connecticut 74, San Diego State 67 Florida 83, BYU 74, OT Arizona 93, Duke 77 Butler 61, Wisconsin 54


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Lady Vikes roll over Greenville

PCA hosts ACCS Today, 6 p.m.

St. Al hosts West Lincoln Today, 7 p.m. VHS vs. Greenville Today, 7 p.m. at Warren Central

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WC at Clinton Today, 7 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL St. Al at Florence Today, 6 p.m.

On TV 8:30 p.m. CBS - Kentucky will try to destroy what’s left of America’s brackets when it takes on topseeded Ohio State in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal tonight.


St. Aloysius baseball player went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs in a 13-5 win over West Lincoln on Tuesday.

Sidelines Braves pick Beachy to be fifth starter

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Brandon Beachy has won the job as the Atlanta Braves’ fifth starter, beating out fellow rookie Mike Minor and veteran Rodrigo Lopez. General manager Frank Wren made the announcement Thursday, clearing up perhaps the most compelling issue of the spring for Atlanta. Minor was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett along with two other roster contenders, outfielder Jordan Schafer and infielder Diory Hernandez. The 24-year-old Beachy will join a rotation that already included Derek Lowe, Tim Hudson, Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens. Later Thursday, Jurrjens felt a tweak in his ribcage while pitching against Toronto. He was pulled after one inning as a precaution. Beachy has a 1.80 ERA in three spring training games, with 10 strikeouts and three walks in 10 innings. In the minors in 2010, Beachy was a combined 5-1 with a 1.73 ERA while splitting time between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 7-1-9-2 Weekly results: B2

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Porters Chapel’s Matthew Warren pitches against Newton Academy on Thursday. Warren struck out 11 batters in a complete-game victory as PCA rallied to win 5-3.

Eagles survive scare from Newton By Ernest Bowker Faced with its biggest — and, perhaps, first — challenge of the season on Thursday night, Porters Chapel Academy didn’t shy away from it. The Eagles buckled down, went to work, and managed to salvage a victory from the brink of defeat. Kawayne Gaston scored the go-ahead run on a fielder’s choice during a threerun rally in the sixth inning that propelled PCA to a

come-from-behind, 5-3 win over Newton Academy. The Eagles won despite committing three errors and a series of baserunning blunders that had them scrambling to avoid being upset by a team they had beaten by 11 runs on Tuesday. “Every game is not going to be a blowout. You’re going to have to win games where you’re on the ropes, games where you’re not playing your best. We did a good job of winning when we played a poor ballgame,” PCA coach

Jerry Bourne said. PCA (10-1, 7-0 District 5-A) took a 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly by Montana McDaniel in the bottom of the first, but also had a runner thrown out at home trying to score on a passed ball. In the second inning, Gaston slid off of third base trying to stretch a double into a triple and was tagged out, and in the fourth the Eagles only scored one run after loading the bases with one out. They also struggled in the field. Three errors led to a

pair of runs in the third and fourth innings. In the fifth, Dillon Lewis singled and scored from first on a double by Dillon Williams to put Newton ahead 3-2. Suddenly, PCA found itself in a fight it wasn’t expecting. “We were beating ourselves,” PCA pitcher Matthew Warren said. “We made errors that we don’t make. We didn’t come focused. I think it was in our heads that we manhandled them the See PCA, Page B3.

A late-inning loss to Vicksburg and a 13-run loss to Madison Central left Warren Central searching for answers. Greenville-Weston might not have provided the solutions, but it did supply the Lady Vikes with two easy wins and a berth in the Class 6A playoffs. Warren Central rolled to doubleheader sweep of the Honey Bees, 20-0 and 16-0, Thursday afternoon at Lucy Young Field. Megan Lady McCullough Vikes coach Dana McGivney was glad to get the sweep and hopes her team can finish its five-game homestand on a good note. Warren Central (7-4, 2-1 Division 4-6A) hosts Terry on Monday and then gets a rematch with division rival Vicksburg next Thursday. Warren Central needs to beat Vicksburg by at least three runs to win the division championship. “We needed to have a little more fun and work together as a team,” McGivney said after the wins, which both ended via the mercy rule after the third inning. “Greenville tried hard. They are all pretty young and if they stay together they See WC, Page B3.

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Butler, Florida advance to Elite 8 By Brett Martel The Associated Press

The associated press

Butler’s Andrew Smith, top, and Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor battle for a loose ball during the first half of Thursday’s NCAA Southeast Regional semifinal in New Orleans.

NEW ORLEANS — Matt Howard started squirming. After looking so composed while making the clutch plays Butler needed to pull off another NCAA tournament upset, Howard seemed uncomfortable talking about his leading role in the game. “I don’t know if that’s best for me to say,” Howard said after his 20-point, 12 rebound performance lifted the Bulldogs to a 61-54 triumph over Wisconsin on Thursday night. “I really don’t go back and evaluate that personally. I’m just really glad our team got the job done.” Shelvin Mack scored 13 points and Shawn Vanzant 10 for Butler, which next meets second-seeded Florida (29-7) on Saturday for a trip to what would be the Bulldogs’ second straight Final Four. Florida beat BYU and Jimmer Fredette in over-

On B3 • Arizona KOs Duke; UConn tops San Diego St. • Kennedy, Stansbury denied extensions time, 83-74, in Thursday’s other Southeast Regional semifinal. “Obviously, we’re thrilled to still be playing,” Butler coach Brad Stevens said. “I don’t think that this group goes into games not believing, and I don’t think that this group came here not believing. And so we’re going to see if we can’t try to get one on Saturday and move on.” Howard has played a crucial role in making sure Butler moves on. He tipped in a winning basket as time expired in Butler’s openinground win over Old Dominion, then hit the game-winning free throw in the final seconds of a one-point upset of top-seeded Pittsburgh. No late-game heroics were

required against the Badgers, largely because Howard’s hustle, his rebounding and his scoring from inside and out helped the Bulldogs build a 20-point lead in the second half that proved too much for the Badgers to overcome. “He’s been outstanding the whole tournament,” Stevens said. “You know, when it’s a one-and-done situation — he is a fighter anyway — but he is a winner. ... His play has been special.” The eighth-seeded Bulldogs (26-9) have taken down a Big East power and Big Ten bruisers, proving again they can play with anyone, especially in March. Another sure thing about these Horizon League champs: They won’t have to duke it out with Duke in this year’s tournament. The top-seeded Blue Devils, who beat Butler 61-59 in last season’s thrilling title game, See Butler, Page B3.


Friday, March 25, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 3:30 p.m. Speed - Nationwide Series, final practice for Royal Purple 300, at Fontana, Calif. 6 p.m. Speed - Sprint Cup, qualifying for Auto Club 400, at Fontana, Calif. BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 - Junior middleweights, Erislandy Lara (15-0-0) vs. Carlos Molina (17-4-1) GOLF 2 p.m. TGC - PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational 5:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Kia Classic MLB PRESEASON Noon ESPN - Atlanta vs. Philadelphia 3 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle NCAA TOURNAMENT 6 p.m. CBS - North Carolina vs. Marquette 6:15 p.m. TBS - Kansas vs. Richmond 8:30 p.m. CBS - Ohio St. vs. Kentucky 8:45 p.m. TBS - Florida St. vs. VCU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA Division II championship, Clayton St. vs. Michigan Tech SOCCER 3:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Men’s national teams, European qualifier, Czech Republic vs. Spain NHL 6:30 p.m. FSN - Vancouver at Nashville


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Golf Flashes cruise at Catholic tourney Nick Mekus shot a 73 to earn medalist honors, and the St. Aloysius Flashes finished with a team total of 312 to win the Catholic Schools Tournament by 28 strokes on Thursday. St. Al had the only three golfers in the three-team event who broke 80. Elliott Bexley shot a 77 and Will Burnett a 79, in addition to Mekus’ 73. Cathedral totaled 340 as a team to finish second, and Madison-St. Joe was third with 420.

Levin a surprise leader at Bay Hill ORLANDO, Fla. — In warm, blustery conditions on a course that allowed only three rounds in the 60s and the most rounds in the 80s in nearly two decades, Spencer Levin had a 6-under 66 and a three-shot lead over Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Tiger Woods and his power group of Dustin Johnson and Gary Woodland provided the entertainment everyone expected, although not this variety. Woodland hit a tee shot onto another golf course, Johnson wound up 80 yards over a green and onto the next tee, and Woods angrily tossed his wedge after his best shot of the day. Woods missed a 10-foot par putt on the last hole for a 73, his highest opening round since 1999 at Bay Hill, where he is a six-time winner. Johnson and Woodland, the winner last week at Innisbrook, each shot 77.

MLB Phillies closer Lidge appears headed to DL CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies shut down closer Brad Lidge today with shoulder soreness and say he is likely to begin the season on the disabled list. Lidge will be examined by team physician Michael Ciccotti in Clearwater on Saturday. He will have an MRI on the shoulder when the team arrives in Philadelphia on Monday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 25 1934 — Horton Smith wins the first Masters golf tournament by one stroke over Craig Wood. 1958 — Sugar Ray Robinson regains the middleweight title for a record fifth time with a 15-round decision over Carmen Basilio. 1961 — Cincinnati ends Ohio State’s 32-game winning streak with a 70-65 win in the NCAA basketball championship. In the thirdplace game, St. Joseph’s beats Utah 127-120 in quadruple-overtime. 2008 — Tennessee gives coach Pat Summitt her 100th NCAA tournament win, a 78-52 rout of Purdue. The win sends the Lady Vols to the NCAA regional semifinals.

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


All Games W L Alabama........................15 7 Auburn...........................14 7 Arkansas........................17 4 Ole Miss.......................16 6 Mississippi St..............15 6 LSU................................16 5 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Ole Miss at Tennessee, 5 p.m. South Carolina at Florida, 6 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. LSU at Georgia, 6:30 p.m. Kentucky at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m. Saturday’s Games LSU at Georgia, 1 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Kentucky at Alabama, 2:05 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m. Ole Miss at Tennessee, 3 p.m. South Carolina at Florida, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games South Carolina at Florida, Noon LSU at Georgia, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt at Arkansas, 1 p.m. Kentucky at Alabama, 1:05 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m.


All Games W L Tulane............................17 4 East Carolina.................16 4 Southern Miss.............16 4 UCF...............................16 5 Memphis........................11 8 Rice...............................15 9 UAB...............................11 9 Houston.........................11 10 11 Marshall.........................8 Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Memphis at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. UAB at Marshall, 6 p.m. Houston at TCU, 6:30 p.m. Central Florida at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at East Carolina, 2 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Central Florida at Rice, 2 p.m. UAB at Marshall, 6 p.m. Houston at TCU, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Memphis at East Carolina, 11 a.m. UAB at Marshall, Noon Tulane at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Central Florida at Rice, 1 p.m. Houston at TCU, 2 p.m.

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Greenville-Weston...................000 — 0 0 2 Warren Central........................(11)5x — 16 6 1 WP-Megan McCullough, LP-Jennifer Johnson. 3B-Krista Cortezie (WC), Kendall Parker (WC), Raylee Barwick (WC), Lawren Boolos (WC).


W L Pct GB y-Chicago......................51 19 .729 — y-Boston........................50 20 .714 1 x-Miami..........................49 22 .690 2 1/2 x-Orlando.......................46 26 .639 6 Atlanta...........................40 32 .556 12 Philadelphia...................37 34 .521 14 1/2 New York.......................35 36 .493 16 1/2 Indiana...........................32 40 .444 20 ——————————————— Milwaukee......................28 42 .400 23 Charlotte........................28 42 .400 23 Detroit............................25 46 .352 26 1/2 New Jersey...................23 47 .329 28 Toronto..........................20 51 .282 31 1/2 Washington....................17 53 .243 34 Cleveland.......................13 57 .186 38


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Thursday’s Games Mississippi College 13, Rust 1, 1st game Mississippi College 15, Rust 0, 2nd game Today’s Games William Carey at Mobile, 2 p.m. Ole Miss at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Alabama A&M at Jackson St., 6 p.m. Belhaven at Auburn-Montgomery, 6 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. LaGrange at Millsaps, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Alcorn St. at Alabama St., Noon (DH) Alabama A&M at Jackson St., 1 p.m. (DH) Tougaloo at Miss. Valley St., 1 p.m. (DH) Belhaven at Auburn-Montgomery, 1 p.m. (DH) William Carey at Mobile, 1 p.m. (DH) Tulane at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Ole Miss at Tennessee, 3 p.m. LaGrange at Millsaps, 3 p.m. Delta St. at Southern Arkansas, 3 p.m. (DH) Sunday’s Games LaGrange at Millsaps, Noon Alcorn St. at Alabama St., 1 p.m. Tougaloo at Mississippi Valley St., 1 p.m. Tulane at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Auburn at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. Delta St. at Southern Arkansas, 2 p.m.

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Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 11, Houston 3 Minnesota 7, Philadelphia 3 Florida 15, Boston 7 Atlanta 5, Toronto 3 N.Y. Mets 16, St. Louis 3 Milwaukee 11, L.A. Angels 8 L.A. Dodgers 7, Colorado 5 Texas (ss) 15, Cincinnati 13 Kansas City 9, Seattle 8 Oakland 15, Arizona 7 Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 7 Washington 5, Detroit 2 Baltimore 11, Pittsburgh 7 San Diego 7, Texas (ss) 4, 10 innings Cleveland 7, San Francisco 1 Today’s Games Baltimore vs. Minnesota, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta (ss) vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Seattle (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Arizona (ss), 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Oakland, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis vs. Washington, 5:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Atlanta (ss), 5:05 p.m. Houston vs. N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Boston, 6:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Kansas City, 8:05 p.m. Texas vs. Colorado, 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (ss) vs. Seattle (ss), 9:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Chicago White Sox, 9:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games St. Louis vs. Florida, 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia (ss) vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia (ss), 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago White Sox, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Arizona, 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. San Francisco (ss), 5:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston, 6:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Oakland, 9:05 p.m. San Francisco (ss) vs. Cleveland, 9:05 p.m.


Newton Academy....................001 110 0 — 3 5 1 Porters Chapel.........................100 103 x — 5 9 3 WP-Matthew Warren. LP-Dillon Lewis. 3B-Dillon Williams (NA). 2B-Williams (NA), Warren (PC), Kawayne Gaston (PC), Cameron Upton

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W L Pct GB x-San Antonio................57 14 .803 — y-L.A. Lakers.................51 20 .718 6 x-Dallas..........................50 21 .704 7 d-Oklahoma City...........46 24 .657 10 1/2 Denver...........................43 29 .597 14 1/2 Portland.........................41 30 .577 16 New Orleans.................41 31 .569 16 1/2 Memphis........................40 32 .556 17 1/2 ——————————————— Houston.........................38 34 .528 19 1/2 Phoenix..........................36 34 .514 20 1/2 Utah...............................36 37 .493 22 Golden State.................30 42 .417 27 1/2 L.A. Clippers..................28 44 .389 29 1/2 Sacramento...................18 52 .257 38 1/2 Minnesota......................17 55 .236 40 1/2 d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Thursday’s Games Dallas 104, Minnesota 96 New Orleans 121, Utah 117, OT Today’s Games Sacramento at Indiana, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Orlando, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at New York, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Chicago, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Washington at Denver, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m. San Antonio at Portland, 9 p.m. Toronto at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games New Jersey at Atlanta, 6 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Indiana at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 8 p.m. Toronto at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

college basketball NCAA Tournament WEST REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals At Anaheim, Calif. Thursday Connecticut 74, San Diego St. 67 Arizona 93, Duke 77 Regional Championship Saturday Arizona vs. Connecticut, 6:05 p.m.


Regional Semifinals At New Orleans Thursday Florida 83, BYU 74, OT Butler 61, Wisconsin 54 Regional Championship Saturday Butler vs. Florida, 3:30 p.m.


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


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


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

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Semifinals Tuesday At New York Wichita St. vs. Washington St., 6 p.m. Colorado vs. Alabama, 8:30 p.m. Championship March 31 Semifinal winners, 6 p.m.

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FISHING/HUNTING TIMES Longitude: 90.90W Latitude: 32.32N Sprint Cup Schedule NCAA Women’s Tournament Through MarchMOON 20 2011 PHILADELPHIA A. M. REGIONAL P. M. SUN TIMES MOON Feb. 20 — Daytona Sets 500 (Trevor Apr Minor Major Minor Major Rise Sets Rises Up Bayne) Down DST Regional Semifinals Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) At Philadelphia ____________________________________________________________________________ March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) Sunday 5:36 11:46 06:49 07:23 6:31a 7:46p 1:05p 12:44a * 03 Sun N 5:15 11:25 March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) Connecticut vs. Georgetown, 11 a.m. March 277:02a — Auto 8:41p Club 400, 1:48p Fontana, 1:26a Calif. * 04 Mon > 5:58 11:43 6:20 12:09 06:48 07:24 DePaul vs. Duke, 1:30 p.m. April 3 —7:36a Goody’s 9:38p 500, Ridgeway, 05 Tue > Regional 6:45 12:34 7:08 12:57 06:47 07:24 2:34pVa.2:11a * Championship April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas 06 Wed 7:36 Tuesday 1:24 8:00 1:48 06:45 07:25 8:14a 10:34p 3:22p 2:57a * April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. Semifinal winners, 6 p.m. 07 Thu 8:30 2:18 8:55 2:43 06:44 07:26 8:57a 4:12pThe3:47a April 30 — Crown11:30p Royal Presents Matthew* & 08 Fri 9:27 3:14 9:53 3:40 06:43 07:26 9:45a400, NoMoon 5:04p Daniel Hansen Richmond, Va. 4:38a * REGIONAL May 7 — Southern 500, Darlington, 09 Sat DAYTON 10:24 4:11 10:51 4:37 06:42 07:27 10:39a 12:23a 5:57p S.C. 5:30a * Regional Semifinals May 15 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. ____________________________________________________________________________ At Dayton, Ohio May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. Major=2 hours/Minor=1 Times are on Showdown, the major/minor window Saturday hour Maycentered 21 — x-Sprint Concord, N.C. Tennessee Ohio St., a.m.Moon Q = QuarterMay 29 — Coca-Cola F = Full vs.Moon N =11New > = 600, PeakConcord, Activity! N.C. Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m. Junethat 5 — day. Kansas 400, Kansas City, Kan. DST columnRegional will have * in it if in effect Championship June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. Calibrated for Time Zone: 6W Monday June 19 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. Don'twinners, forget to renew your tables at June Semifinal 6 p.m. 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Kentucky 400, Sparta, Ky. July 17 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. x-non-points race


Regional Semifinals At Spokane, Wash. Saturday Gonzaga vs. Louisville, 8 p.m. Stanford vs. North Carolina, 10:30 p.m. Regional Championship Monday Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.

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Regional Semifinals At Dallas Sunday Georgia vs. Texas A&M, 3:30 p.m. Baylor vs. Wisconsin-Green Bay, 6 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday Semifinal winners, 8 p.m.


At Indianapolis National Semifinals April 3 Philadelphia champion vs. Dayton champion, TBA Spokane champion vs. Dallas champion, TBA National Championship April 5 Semifinal winners, TBA


GP W L OT Pts GF x-Philadelphia..73 44 19 10 98 233 x-Washington...74 43 21 10 96 203 d-Boston..........73 41 22 10 92 224 Pittsburgh........74 43 23 8 94 215 Tampa Bay......73 39 23 11 89 216 Montreal...........75 40 28 7 87 200 N.Y. Rangers...75 40 30 5 85 217 Buffalo.............73 36 28 9 81 216 ——————————————— Carolina...........73 34 29 10 78 205 Toronto............75 34 31 10 78 199 Atlanta.............73 31 30 12 74 204 New Jersey.....73 34 35 4 72 155 N.Y. Islanders..75 29 34 12 70 209 Florida..............74 29 35 10 68 182 Ottawa.............74 28 37 9 65 169


GA 197 180 176 182 222 194 181 208 217 228 239 186 237 203 228

GP W L OT Pts GF GA y-Vancouver....74 48 17 9 105 240 173 d-Detroit...........74 43 22 9 95 238 211 d-San Jose......75 43 23 9 95 220 198 Phoenix............76 41 24 11 93 218 208 Los Angeles....74 42 26 6 90 203 180 Nashville..........75 40 25 10 90 198 177 Chicago...........73 40 25 8 88 238 202 Anaheim..........74 41 28 5 87 212 216 ——————————————— Dallas...............73 38 25 10 86 206 206 Calgary............76 37 28 11 85 230 222 Minnesota........74 35 31 8 78 185 207 Columbus........74 33 30 11 77 199 226 St. Louis..........74 33 32 9 75 206 216 Colorado..........73 28 37 8 64 206 258 Edmonton........74 23 41 10 56 176 244 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader; x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division ——— Thursday’s Games Ottawa 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, SO Pittsburgh 2, Philadelphia 1, SO Los Angeles 4, San Jose 3, SO Boston 7, Montreal 0 Atlanta 2, N.Y. Islanders 1 St. Louis 4, Edmonton 0 Nashville 5, Anaheim 4 Toronto 4, Colorado 3 Phoenix 3, Columbus 0 Today’s Games New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Florida at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Washington at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Vancouver at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Boston, Noon Colorado at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. New Jersey at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6 p.m. Dallas at Nashville, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Calgary at Edmonton, 9 p.m.

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

Nationwide Series Schedule

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

Nationwide Series Standings

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

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-4-5 La. Pick 4: 3-3-8-9 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-1-9 La. Pick 4: 4-2-3-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-0 La. Pick 4: 7-3-6-9 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-8-4 La. Pick 4: 0-3-9-7 Easy 5: 5-7-14-17-33 La. Lotto: 12-21-22-23-39-40 Powerball: 5-15-26-28-32 Powerball: 9; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 7-1-9-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-5 La. Pick 4: 0-7-9-5 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-2-4 La. Pick 4: 8-9-6-3 Easy 5: 7-8-21-32-35 La. Lotto: 2-5-7-33-36-40 Powerball: 3-11-20-27-46 Powerball: 8; Power play: 2

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can get better. It’s always nice to get two wins and even better that both of them come in the division.” Sophomore Megan McCullough had a big hand in the first game with a bases-clearing triple that keyed a 19-run first inning. In game two, she pitched three innings of no-hit ball and struck out five batters to earn the victory. She hopes the easy wins can help Warren Central’s confidence. “We know we can do it,” McCullough said. “We seem to get nervous against the better teams and that leads to errors that winds up costing us runs. Our mechanics get bad and we do bad. Today, we didn’t get nervous. I know we can do this against the better teams.”

The Lady Vikes feasted on the weak pitching from the Honey Bees. They batted around twice in the bottom of the first inning in game one, with 17 of the 18 baserunners scoring. Greenville’s Jennifer Johnson issued 13 walks, hit a batter and gave up six hits in the 19-run outburst. Chasity Hearn had a pair of two-run doubles in the inning, while McCullough had her triple to go with a walk and two runs scored. Chelsea Worley retired all nine batters faced, with seven coming on strikeouts. In game two, seventhgrader Raylee Barwick had a two-run double as the Lady Vikes finished the sweep. Krista Cortezie had a triple and scored three runs, while Lawren Boolos had a double and scored three runs.

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Porters Chapel third baseman Jeff Hearn throws to first during Thursday’s game aginst Newton Academy.

other day.” PCA was retired in order in the fifth, but finally put together a rally in the sixth. Warren led off with a double, and two wild pitches brought in courtesy runner Jake Boyd with the tying run. Gaston then drew a walk and went to third on a single by Sam Staggs. Talbot Buys followed with a chopper to third. Newton’s Matthew Brown fielded it cleanly and caught Gaston halfway down the line, but his throw home sailed high and Gaston scored the go-ahead run. A pinch-hit, RBI single by Jonah Masterson gave the Eagles a 5-3 lead and Warren slammed the door in the seventh. The senior allowed five hits and no earned runs in a complete-game victory. He walked two, struck out 11

and retired seven of the last eight batters he faced after Williams’ double. “I felt good toward the end,” Warren said. “In the beginning I wasn’t too comfortable or locating well. Late in the game I hit my spots and they made plays behind me.” Williams went 2-for-3 with a double, triple, RBI and a run scored for Newton (2-6, 2-3), which could have surged into the playoff race with a win. Instead, the Generals had to settle for a moral victory. “At this point in the season, we really don’t have much to lose,” Newton coach Stacey Sykes said. “The guys knew they’d been beaten up a couple days ago and they wanted a great showing. They played loose and relaxed, and I’m proud to be their coach.”

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Arizona eliminates top-seeded Duke Kennedy, Stansbury ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — In barely more than four minutes, the damage was done and so was Duke. Arizona hit the defending national champions with an offensive barrage so swift and surprising that the Blue Devils had no answer. Derrick Williams scored 25 of his career-high 32 points in the first half, then his teammates carried the Wildcats the rest of the way to a 93-77 victory in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night. Showing no fear of the topseeded Blue Devils or their pedigreed history, the Wildcats shot 58 percent in the second half. They put on a 4-minute, 13-second dunking and driving display that led to the decisive 19-2 run. “Nobody really believed in us and that put a chip on our shoulder, like nobody in the world thought we could win this game,” Kevin Parrom said. “It’s a great feeling.” Fifth-seeded Arizona (30-7) will play Connecticut (29-9) on Saturday in the West Regional final, the Wildcats’ first such appearance since 2005. The third-seeded Huskies defeated No. 2 San Diego State 74-67 in the other semifinal. “The Elite Eight is great, but we’re not looking to stop right there,” Williams said. “One of our team goals this season was not only to get in the tournament, but to make a run in the tournament, and so far we’re doing that.” Down by six points early in the second half, the Wildcats unleashed a scoring rampage that left the Blue Devils wondering what happened. Williams scored just two points during the 19-2 run that seemingly came out of nowhere, while five of his teammates did the rest in putting the Wildcats ahead for good, 66-53. “To see on the scoreboard that we were up and it was possible for us to beat them, I think it gave my teammates and me a lot of motivation,” said Lamont Jones, who had 16 points. “We just came out after that and never stopped.” The Blue Devils were 1-of-7 from the field and committed two turnovers at the same

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Arizona’s Derrick Williams smiles during the second half of a West regional semifinal victory over Duke on Thursday. Arizona won 93-77 and will face Connecticut on Saturday for a trip to the Final Four. time Arizona had its fans high-fiving and exploding in cheers. The top-seeded Blue Devils (32-5) were sent packing from a regional semifinal for the second time in three years. Coach Mike Krzyzewski, with 900 wins, will have to wait until next season to resume his pursuit of Bob Knight’s record as the winningest men’s coach in Division I history.

“The tournament is cruel,” Krzyzewski said. “It’s an abrupt end for everybody when you don’t win.”

Connecticut 74, San Diego St. 67 Kemba Walker scored 22 of his 36 points in another dynamic second-half performance, and Connecticut moved to the brink of its

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changes. He also didn’t rule out changes with his assistant coaching staff. Kennedy said he would have individual meetings with players over the next few weeks. “The roster that you saw in California at the end of the season certainly will not be the same roster that you see in our opener next year,” Kennedy said. Meanwhile, in Starkville, Mississippi State coach Rick Stansbury also was denied a contract extension following a season filled with off-thecourt drama, suspensions and no postseason bid. Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin opted not to extend Stansbury’s contract through 2015. “We extended his contract last year and I’m comfortable with where we are right now with it,” Stricklin said. “His compensation is pretty competitive within our league.” Mississippi State finished 17-14 this season, partially due to early-season suspensions of point guard Dee Bost and power forward Renardo Sidney for violating NCAA rules. Sidney also was suspended for his role in a fistfight with a teammate at a tournament in Hawaii in December.

fourth trip to the Final Four. Freshman Jeremy Lamb added 24 points and hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:43 left for the Huskies (29-9), who needed five wins in five days to capture the Big East tournament title before advancing to an NCAA regional final for the 10th time. D.J. Gay scored 16 points for the second-seeded Aztecs (343).


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Continued from Page B1. were upset by Arizona 93-77 earlier in the evening. “A lot of people just ignored us and said, ‘Aw, they’ll probably lose in the first or second round,” Butler center Andrew Smith said after the Bulldogs won their 12th straight game since Feb. 5. “Here we are again, trying to prove everybody wrong. We’ll try to win three more.” Jordan Taylor scored 22 points for Wisconsin (25-9), which shot 30.4 percent. Jon Leuer, normally one of the Badgers’ top offensive forces with 18.7 points per game, was 1-of-12 shooting and finished with three points. “We made plays that were

OXFORD (AP) — For just the second time in his fiveyear tenure, Ole Miss basketball coach Andy Kennedy will not receive a contract extension. Ole Miss athletic director Pete Boone confirmed Thursday that Kennedy, who has three years remaining on a contract that pays $1.3 million annually, will not receive an extension. A four-year contract is the longest allowed by state law. “He made the decision, and I supported the decision,” Kennedy said. “He’s the employer. He has to make the decision that he thinks is in the best interests of the department. I completely understand that. To me, I’ve got enough stability and enough security to do my job effectively.” The Rebels finished with a 20-14 record this season, losing to California in the first round of the NIT. Ole Miss hasn’t been to the NCAA Tournament since 2002, the longest drought in the Southeastern Conference. Ole Miss loses its top two scorers from this year’s team — senior guards Chris Warren and Zach Graham. Warren ended his career as the Rebels’ third all-time leading scorer with 2,021 career points. But the Rebels do have a solid nucleus returning. Forwards Terrance Henry and Reginald Buckner have both been starters over the past two seasons, with Buckner among the school’s all-time leaders in blocked shots. Kennedy hinted strongly that there could be other roster

uncharacteristic of us,” Leuer said. “We tried to force some things and Butler did some good things defensively. ... They’re just tough kids who are all around good players and they play to their strengths.”

Florida 83, BYU 74 Alex Tyus scored 19 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to help Florida chase Jimmer Fredette and BYU (32-5) out of the NCAA Tournament. While Fredette was the star attraction, scoring 32 points on 11-for-29 shooting in the final game of his college career, Florida countered with

balance. Kenny Boynton added 17 points while Erving Walker and Chandler Parsons both scored 16. Boynton and Parsons each hit 3-pointers in overtime as Florida (29-7) outscored BYU 15-6. Fredette made just 3 of 15 from 3-point range and had to work for his points against Florida’s physical defense led by Boynton. By the end of the game, Fredette had a bandage on his chin from a blow in the second half, but the baskets kept coming until he was held scoreless in overtime. “(Boynton) did an unbelievable job limiting his open looks,” Florida senior Chan-

dler Parsons said. “If you look back, pretty much every shot he took was off balance. Kenny was right there with him, staying down on him.” The teams combined for 71 3-point attempts, which broke the single-game NCAA Tournament record. The previous record was 70 by Drake and Western Kentucky in 2008. “I thought the pace of the game was really, really fast,” Florida coach Billy Donovan said. “I mean, it was really up and down. You know, maybe the fatigue level — because I felt like we were trying to rotate guys in and out a little bit more and their guys played a lot of minutes.”


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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “The Other Bolyen Girl” — Family ambition pits British sisters Anne, Natalie Portman, and Mary, Scarlett Johansson, Boleyn against each other for the affections of King Henry VIII./8:30 on Oxygen ■ SPORTS College basketball — A marquee matchup between Ohio State and Kentucky highlights tonight’s NCAA Tournament action, as the Sweet 16 is whittled down to the Elite Eight./6 on CBS/TBS ■ PRIMETIME “Fringe” — Life “over there’’ beNatalie Portman comes more intense as Olivia finds herself in great danger./8 on Fox

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Eileen Ford, modeling agency founder, 89; Gene Shalit, movie reviewer, 85; Gloria Steinem, feminine activist-author, 77; Anita Bryant, singer, 71; Aretha Franklin, singer, 69; Paul Michael Glaser, actor, 68; Elton John, singer, 64; Marcia Cross, actress, 49; Sarah Jessica Parker, actress, 46; Sean Faris, actor, 29; Katharine McPhee, singer, 27. ■ DEATH Lanford Wilson — The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who championed outsiders, the forgotten and overlooked in such plays as “The Hot L Baltimore,”“Burn This,”“Fifth of July” and “Talley’s Folly,” has died. He was 73.The Steppenwolf Theatre said Thursday that Wilson died Wednesday at a long-term acute care facility in Wayne, N.J. The playwright, who had been a resident of Lanford New York’s Sag Harbor, died on the eve of the Wilson Chicago company’s first preview production of a new staging of his “Hot L Baltimore.”


Povich gives $1M to Penn for journalism Talk-show host Maury Povich is donating $1 million to support journalism programs at the University of Pennsylvania, his alma mater. The gift establishes the Povich Fund for Journalism Programs, which will fund seminars and other events at Penn’s Kelly Writers House. Povich and his wife, Connie Chung, established a writer-in-residence program at the university’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing in 2006. The couple also own the Flathead Beacon, a weekly newspaper in Kalispell, Mont. Povich graduated from Penn Maury in 1962. Povich

School wins visit from ‘Wimpy’ author The reception was anything but wimpy at a Buffalo, N.Y., school for the author of the best-selling “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. Tapestry Charter School students leapt to their feet and screamed at the sight of author Jeff Kinney on Thursday. The school won a visit from Kinney and a red-carpet movie premiere of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” in a contest sponsored by 20th Century Fox and Parade magazine. Kinney signed stacks of his books for a wound-up lunchroom crowd. He was joined Thursday by movie cast members Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron and Devon Bostick. The popular books are told from the perspective of middle schooler Greg Heffley and convey angst over growing up through funny stories and simple sketches.


Texas beauty queen wins back her crown The 17-year-old beauty queen who claimed pageant organizers harassed her about her weight before stripping her of the Miss San Antonio title has won her courtroom fight to get it back. Domonique Ramirez claimed she was unfairly booted in January after pageant officials accused her of gaining weight and told her to “get off the tacos.” Pageant officials insisted weight wasn’t the issue and that the teenager violated Miss San Antonio Domoher contract with conduct un- nique Ramirez befitting a beauty queen. A Bexar County jury deliberated 11 1/2 hours before siding with Ramirez Thursday. Judge Barbara Nellermoe then restored Ramirez’s crown, according to court Clerk Grace Montalvo. “She won 100 percent,” her attorney, Luis Vera Jr., said. However, a top pageant official said she will do nothing to help Ramirez advance to the Miss Texas and Miss America crowns. “I’m sorry, there’s no way I would represent her as talent. She’s trouble,” pageant director Linda Woods said. Woods testified during the weeklong trial that the size-2 teenager showed up to a bikini photo shoot overweight and made pictures “unusable.” But she told jurors it wasn’t adding a few inches to her figure that cost the 5-foot-8, 129-pound college student her crown. Instead, she said Ramirez violated her contract by being chronically late for events or not showing up, not writing thank-you notes for gifts, and embarrassing the pageant board by turning down vocal coaching from an opera singer.


Columbus to re-create Tennessee Williams’ world By Molly Davis The Associated Press JACKSON — Tennessee Williams was born 100 years ago in Columbus, and this week the town is celebrating with a birthday party. A festival there will immerse visitors in the historical context of his works, which include “The Glass Menagerie” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Columbus is just one of many places that served as home to the great American playwright, and all of them celebrate his memory. Festivals in honor of his birthday, March 26, will be held this month from European universities to the French Quarter of New Orleans. Even though Williams’ family left Columbus when he was just 3, scholars say the town had a major impact on his plays. “As it says in ‘The Glass Menagerie’ early on, this is a play of memories,” said Steve Pieschel, a professor emeritus at the Mississippi University for Women. “And so ‘The Glass Menagerie’ contains memories of Amanda Wingfield’s courtship days, and if you think Amanda Wingfield is based on Tennessee Williams’ mother, then that’s Columbus.” At the town’s centennial celebration this week, visitors can tour Williams’ childhood home and sit on a porch like the one where Amanda would have entertained her gentlemen callers. Organizers say the festival isn’t just for literature


The newly renovated Tennessee Williams Welcome Center in Columbus. scholars. “We’re going to draw those kinds of people, but people I think in Columbus themselves are very, very proud of Tennessee Williams,” said Adele Elliott, who does social media and advertising for the Columbus/Lowndes County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The town hosts a scholarly festival to commemorate the writer each fall, but the bicentennial this week

will serve more as a lifestyle experience. On Sunday, a panel of experts will discuss female characters by Williams and screenwriter Lillian Hellman, contemporary of his. The annual celebration has dramatically raised the profile of Williams in his hometown. “The impact of Columbus on his family and their memories has been brought to the attention of people in Columbus in

a way that it wasn’t up until 10 years ago,” Pieschel said. He was particularly excited about a lunch perTennessee formance Williams Thursday and today of Williams’ play “Strangest Kind of Romance” in the Rosenzweig Arts Center. “I’m looking forward to that because those will be professional actors on a specific piece of writing by Tennessee Williams that I’ve never seen before,” he said. “Nobody in Columbus has ever seen it before, so that’s kind of nice.” Pieschel said area schools have benefited from being able to see Williams’ productions performed on stage more often. He said it gives teachers the opportunity to discuss theatre as an art form with their students. Festivities officially kicked off Sunday with a road trip to the Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans. And the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has already opened its doors to visitors wishing to see a collection of movie posters and play bills from his productions around the world. “We have some from England, we have some from Spain, so it really just shows that dynamic aspect to him as a playwright, that he was international and not just American,” said Mona Vance, the library’s archivist. Vance said the collection would be on display through April.

Natchez Powwow gets moving Saturday NATCHEZ (AP) — Culture, ancestry and a bit of history will come to life Saturday and Sunday with the beat of a few drums. The Natchez Powwow will fill the grounds of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians for the 23rd year starting at 9 a.m. The day will kick off with a new addition — a stickball game. Booths selling Native American wares and food will be set up all day. About 25 vendors are scheduled to participate. Dozens of dancers — many Native Americans — will begin dancing at 1 p.m. A

second round of dancing will start at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 each day for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. Creator and organizer Chuck Borum said dancers will move to the beat of the music and use their own style of dance. Nothing is choreographed. “It’s not really a performance,” he said. “It’s ongoing intertribal dancing. It’s just fun social dancing.” A master of ceremonies will offer some tidbits about the styles of dancing as they occur. Borum designed the Natchez Powwow after some he fre-

quently attended while living in Oklahoma. Native Americans and some dancers who are not Native American will come from all over the country to participate. Tribes represented may include Natchez, Ponca, Comanche, Creek, Cherokee, Shawnee-Quapaw, Delaware, Oto, Osage, Mississippi Choctaw, Coushatta, Cheyenne, Potawatomi, Navajo and Sac Fox. The entire weekend is a good way to get to know a part of America’s society many people do not fully understand, Borum said.

“It’s a good introduction to something that is still an ongoing culture,” he said. “Sometimes we look at history books and think there aren’t any more Indians, but it’s fun to see Native Americans who are like everyone else.” Jim Barnett, the director of the Grand Village, said if the weather is nice he expects between 3,000 and 4,000 people to fill the village this weekend. Sunday’s activities will begin at noon with booths and dancing. In case of rain, the dancing and booths will relocate to the Trinity School gymnasium.

Family gathers to bury Liz Taylor at L.A. cemetery GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — Elizabeth Taylor’s family mourned the screen legend in a brief private funeral service Thursday at a Southern California cemetery famous for being the final resting place of Hollywood celebrities, including her good friend Michael Jackson. Inside the sprawling Forest Lawn Cemetery, barricades blocked access to the funeral, where about four dozen family members mourned the actress during a service that lasted Elizabeth about an hour, Taylor said Glendale police spokesman Tom Lorenz. Five black stretch limousines transported Taylor’s family to the funeral, but no procession was held. He said the family decided to stay at the cemetery after the funeral. Taylor died early Wednesday of congestive heart failure while surrounded by her four children at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been hospitalized for about six weeks. Taylor, who was infamously married eight times to seven husbands, converted to Judaism before her 1959 wedding to Eddie Fisher. Jewish customs call for a burial within 48 hours of death. In addition to Jackson, the cemetery is the final resting


A stretch limousine arrives at Forest Lawn Cemetery for funeral services for Elizabeth Taylor Thursday. place for such stars as Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, W.C. Fields, Red Skelton, Gracie Allen, Walt Disney and Nat King Cole. Taylor, the star of such films as “Butterfield 8,” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and “Cleopatra,” won three Academy Awards, including a special one for her humanitarian work. She was an ardent and early supporter of AIDS research, when HIV was new to the industry and beyond. “I admired Elizabeth Taylor enormously and feel heartsick losing her, especially with all of her charitable works,” said Ann Berry, a fan and character actress who lives nearby and visited the cemetery with a friend to pay their respects to the star. Several television news crews documented the service from across the street while news helicopters swirled overhead and students got out of

gery to remove a benign brain tumor. In 1983, she acknowledged a 35-year addiction to sleeping pills and pain killers, and was treated for alcohol and drug abuse at the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Survivors include Taylor’s daughters Maria Burton-Carson and Liza Todd-Tivey, sons Christopher and Michael Wilding, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

class at the nearby Cerritos Elementary School. Taylor underwent at least 20 major operations during her life and nearly died from a bout with pneumonia in 1990. In 1994 and 1995, she had both hip joints replaced, and in February 1997, she underwent sur-

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Javid James Scott celebrates his first birthday today, March 25. Javida is the son of Jeffery and Delishia Scott of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are Roosevelt and Lee Ester Rounds of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Earl and Eva Griffin of Vicksburg and Jessie Hamblin of Milwaukee, WI. Brother is Jeffery Scott, Jr. (10 years old).


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These signs of abuse are your signal to leave Dear Abby: Please reprint the list of signs of an abuser. I lost the list I had, but I think my husband is one. He calls me names like “stupid” and “slut.” He tells me what clothes to wear, and if I refuse he threatens to cut them up. When we argue, he threatens to call 911 and have me locked up. He says everything that goes wrong is my fault. We have been married 31 years. The stress is ruining my health. I have no money and no job. He stands in front of the door to keep me from leaving or going anywhere. Should I call a hotline or try to find a women’s shelter? — End of My Rope Dear End: While you haven’t been battered, your husband’s treatment qualifies as emotional abuse. The National Domestic Violence Hotline toll-free number is 800-7997233. Do not try to leave without calling it first. The signs of an abuser are: (1) Pushes for quick involvement: Comes on strong, claiming, “I’ve never felt loved like this by anyone.” An abuser



pressures the new partner for an exclusive commitment almost immediately. (2) Jealousy: Excessively possessive; calls constantly or visits unexpectedly; prevents you from going to work because “you might meet someone”; checks the mileage on your car. (3) Controlling: Interrogates you intensely (especially if you’re late) about whom you talked to and where you were; keeps all the money; insists you ask permission to go anywhere or do anything. (4) Unrealistic expectations: Expects you to be the perfect woman and meet his every need. (5) Isolation: Tries to cut you off from family and friends; accuses people who are your supporters of “causing trou-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: If for any reason you should have more responsibilities than usual dumped in your lap during coming months, it will only make you a stronger and more proficient person. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Any restrictive conditions you experience will stem from your own actions, not those of others. Loosen up and lighten up. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — When evaluating conditions, be realistic and don’t dwell solely on the negative if you hope to realize your goal. Those storm clouds ahead are likely to have silver linings. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your expenditures are likely to be dominated by the company you keep, so if you don’t want to blow your wad, choose your companions wisely. High rollers will help you empty your wallet quickly. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — You know an objective may not come easy, but you still might not be prepared for the difficulty of achieving it. Be prepared to go that extra mile, just in case. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be careful that you don’t become your greatest impediment. You’ll only have yourself to blame if you use methods, procedures or tactics that are self-defeating. Look ahead and plan well. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If there is any chance that you are past due on an obligation to a friend, avoid embarrassment by calling your pal to set up some kind of repayment plan with which both of you can live. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — We are all judged by the company we keep, so you should be careful about with whom you choose to associate. If you want to look like a champ, select those who are above reproach. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Someone on whom you are depending to handle a critical task might let you down. Play it safe by keeping a close eye on this person’s work. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Should you run into one of your least favorite people at a social gathering, don’t let your feelings about this individual distract you from enjoying everyone else’s company. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Avoid any issue that is likely to cause some friction between you and your mate or a special someone. If you don’t, he or she will seize an opportunity to harp upon your shortcomings Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Criticizing the efforts of another won’t improve anything, it’ll only make this person angry. In fact, he or she might simply drop the job into your lap and let you do it your way. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — If you overextend yourself financially, you will run out of entertainment funds before the week is out.

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ing you down or holding you down against your will during sex; finds the idea of rape exciting. (11) Verbal abuse: Constantly criticizes you, or says blatantly cruel things; degrades, curses, calls you ugly names. This might also involve sleep deprivation, waking you up with relentless verbal abuse. (12) Rigid gender roles: Expects you to serve, obey and remain at home. (13) Sudden mood swings: Switches from sweet to violent in a matter of minutes. (14) Past battering: Admits to hitting a mate in the past, but says mate made him (or her) do it. (15) Threats of violence: Says things like, “I’ll break your neck” or “I’ll kill you,” and then dismisses them with, “Everybody talks that way” or “I didn’t really mean it.”

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tine lab testing — including thyroid and cholesterol levels — is critical because from all I read, it appears we commonly fail to test for both conditions; yet once thyroid medication is introduced and a connection is made, things should level off.

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between the hours of 11:00 new Jail Facility. Larger a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the tracts will also be front door steps of the considered. This Request for County Courthouse at Proposals is not a bid B8 Friday, March 25, 2011 Vicksburg, County of request and is not subject to Warren, State of Mississippi, the current public purchasing the following described laws of the State of property situated in the Mississippi. County of Warren, State of The purpose of this RFP is to Mississippi, to-wit: identify potential parcels of A parcel of Land situated in land/acreage that might be the E # of the NE # in available for purchase by Section 28, Township 18 Warren County for the North, Range 5 East, Warren construction of a Jail Facility County, Mississippi, and and to gather information being more particularly about such acreage. This described as follows: RFP has the potential to Commence at an iron pipe result in a contract between marking the SW corner of the Landowner and the the E # of the NE # of Warren County Board of IN THE CHANCERY Section 28, Township 18 Supervisors for a negotiated COURT OF WARREN North, Range 5 East, Warren price for the purchase of said COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI acreage. The purchase price IN THE MATTER OF THE County, Mississippi, run thence East 330.77 feet to will be negotiated based ESTATE OF DORSEY w an iron pin and the point of upon the receipt of at least MAYES, beginning; run thence N (3) value appraisals to be DECEASED 5degrees50'14"E 226.84 feet done by qualified land NO. CAUSE to a point in the centerline of appraisal professionals who NO. 2008-030 PR Possum Hollow Road; run will be chosen by Warren SUMMONS BY Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. County Monday - Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS of39180 along the centerline and the LandownerClosed PUBLICATION STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Possum Hollow Road the jointly. TO: "WRONGFUL DEATH COUNTY OF WARREN following bearings and The following information will BENEFICIARIES AND SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S distance; S be considered in the LAWFUL HEIRS OF NOTICE OF SALE 83degrees24'51"E 78.28 evaluation of property offered DORSEY MAYES, WHEREAS, on March 7, to Warren County through DECEASED", absent or 2008, MELVIN E. RATCLIFF feet, S 80degrees21'53E 78.71feet, S this RFP process: unkown Defendants, this II and CYNTHIA D. 79degrees17'21"E 115.02 Actual acreage size, shape cause shall be proceeded DAVIDSON, executed a feet, S 81degrees28'07"E and terrain, including usable with as other causes in Deed of Trust to BRAD D. 53.42 feet, S area for construction site; chancery, and upon WILKINSON, trustee for 84degrees34'53"E 100.33 Proximity to major highways, satisfactory evidence as to VANDERBILT MORTGAGE feet, N Ads: 82degrees34'38"E roads and utilities; death of said person and as AND FINANCE,Classified INC, which Line 100.61 feet; thence leaving to the existing to the fact that the parties to Deed of Trust is recorded in Ads to appearProximity Deadline Starting at 1-4 Day for $8.28 the 1 centerline of Possum Detention and Court facilities said suit are his wrongful Instrument # 255415, BookLines, County; death beneficiaries and sole Mondayin Warren 2 p.m., Friday No. 1695 at Page 649, in the Hollow Road run N 81 appear Deadline degrees09'00"E 158.60 feet Current and planned heirsAds at law, to the court shall Office of the Chancery Classified line adsClerk are charged according to the Tuesdayneighboring 5 p.m.,landFriday tocomplete a Point on the South Side enter a judgment Monday that the of the County of Warren, 5 p.m., Thursday number of lines. For pricing – commercial, of Possum Hollow Road to a persons so described be State of Mississippi; and, Wednesdayusages 5 p.m., information contactPoint; a Classified 3 p.m., Friday run thenceSales S 62deindustrial, ruralMonday or urban; recognized as the Tuesday wrongful WHEREAS, VANDERBILT 131.00 feet restrictions on death beneficiaries and heirs Representative todaygrees00'00"E at 601-636-SELL. MORTGAGE AND ThursdayEnvironmental 5 p.m., Tuesday Wednesday 3 p.m., Monday along the South Side of surrounding areas at law of such a decedent, FINANCE, INC., the holder Possumdate Hollow Road to Thursday 3 p.m., Tuesday floodWednesday areas, etc; and as such be placed in Fridaywetlands, 5 p.m., of said of Trustbefore and theexpiration AdsDeed cancelled ordered area Point;for thence leaving the Quality of life impact on possession of his estate. note secured thereby, charged at prevailing rate only days actually run, Friday 3 p.m., Wednesday substituted EMILY M. Saturdaysurrounding 11 a.m., Thursday South Line of Possum areas And said judgment shall be 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge. Hollow Road run South businesses, evidence in all the Saturday 11 a.m., Thursday YANCEY, as Trustee courts of Sundayneighborhoods, etc;11 a.m., Thursday law and equity in this state therein, as authorized by the 70.50 feet to an iron pipe; Sunday 11 a.m., Thursday run thence West 989.23 feet At a minimum, proposals that the persons therein terms thereof, by instrument e y r w to the Point of Beginning . should include an named are the wrongful dated February 18, 2011, This Parcel contains 3.9365 introductory cover letter, a death beneficiaries and sole and recorded February 28, acres more or less. general description of the heirs at law of the person 2011, in the office of the ALSO: One (1) 2007 property, data addressing the therein described as their aforesaid Chancery Clerk in above listed information, a ancestor. Instrument #285509 in Book Fleetwood manufactured IN THE CHANCERY home, Serial No. map indicating the property TAKE NOTICE that a 1520 at Page 69; and IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN KYFL745AB08822SK12. location and the landowner's hearing will be held in the WHEREAS, default having COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Said property shall be sold or representatives' contact Chancery Court of the been made in the terms and COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI ACTION FILE NO. as is, where is. I will convey information. Warren County Courthouse, CIVIL conditions of said Deed of IN RE: ESTATE OF 2011-024 PR only such title as is vested in Deadline for receipt of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on Trust, and the entire debt ESTATE OF ROSE LEYMONE DAVIS, proposals is 10:00 a.m. April 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., secured thereby having been me as Substitute Trustee. HAMILTON DECEASED DECEASED The full purchase price must Monday, May 16, 2011. and at said hearing you declared to be due and DANIEL JOHNSTON, NO. 2011-026PR be paid in cash or by Proposals shall be sealed in should appear and show payable in accordance with PETITIONER NOTICE TO CREDITORS an envelope with the cause, if you can, why the NOTICE TO CREDITORS the terms of said Trust Deed, certified funds at the time of Letters of Administration proposer's name and Letters Testamentary having and the legal holder of said sale or the successful bidder relief sought by the Plaintiff upon the Estate of Lemoyne may pay $5,000.00 in cash address on the outside, should not be granted by the granted on the 7th day of indebtedness, VANDERBILT Davis, deceased, having March, 2011, by the or certified funds at the time clearly marked "PROPOSAL Court. Failure to appear at MORTGAGE AND been granted to the Chancery Court of the Ninth of sale as a non-refundable FOR LAND/ACREAGEthe time and place FINANCE, INC., having Judicial District of Warren undersigned, on the 9th day deposit and the sale may be JAIL" and submitted to mentioned may result in a requested the undersigned County, Mississippi, to the of March, 2011, by the adjourned for up to the Warren County judgment against you for the undersigned Executor of the Substitute Trustee to Chancery Court of Warren twenty-four hours. Chancery Clerk's Office, relief demanded. execute the trust and sell Estate of Rose Hamilton, County, Mississippi, notice is Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk, You are not required to file WITNESS my signature this said land and property in Deceased, notice is hereby hereby given to all persons 1009 Cherry Street, an answer or other pleading given to all persons having accordance with the terms of the 15th day of March 2011. having claims against said /s/ Emily M. YANCEY Vicksburg, MS 39183 or claims in the Clerk of this but you may do so if you said Deed of Trust for the Estate to present the same Court for probate and EMILY M. YANCEY, P.O. Box 351 Vicksburg, MS desire. purpose of raising the sums to the Clerk of said Court for registration according to law, SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE 39181 prior to the deadline Issued under my hand and due thereunder, together probate and registration, within ninety(90) days from To be published on March shown above. seal of said Court, this the with attorney's fees, the first publication of this according to law, within three The phone number is 18, March 25, April 1, and 23rd day of March, 2011. substitute trustee's fees and notice, or such claims will be (3) months from April 8, 2011. 601-636-4415. DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY forever barred. The the 10th expenses of sale; the first publication of this This Instrument Was The Warren County Board of CLERK NOW, THEREFORE, I, day of March, 2011 notice ot they will be forever Prepared by: Supervisors reserves the WARREN COUNTY, EMILY M. YANCEY, /s/ Daniel Johnston barred. Emily M. Yancey (MS Bar# right to waive minor MISSISSIPPI Substitute Trustee in said Executor of the Estate of This the 10th day of 102488) informalities in proposals, to (SEAL) Rose Hamilton, Trust Deed will, on the 15th March, 2011. ROSEN HARWOOD, P.A. reject any and all proposals, BY: /s/ Mary Flagg D.C. Deceased day of April 2011, offer for /s/Labrone Chiplin to evaluate alternative offers ISSUED AT THE INSTANCE (SEAL) sale at public outcry for cash 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, LABRONE CHIPLIN Robert G. Ellis (MBN 5113) Suite 200 or proposals, and to OF: to the highest bidder, and Leslie R. Sadler (MBN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE negotiate with the W. Eric Stracener, Esquire sell within legal hours (being Post Office Box 2727 101513) ESTATE OF Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 Landowner(s) offering (MSB#10429) between the hours of 11:00 ELLIS, BRADDOCK & LEMOYNE DAVIS, property believed most Telephone: (205) 344-5000 W. Andrew Neely, Esquire a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the DEES, LTD DECEASED Publish: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8 advantageous to the County. (MSB# 102168) front door steps of the 901 Belmont Street OF COUNSEL: (4t) Please contact John Smith, HAWKINS, STRACENER, & Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 County Courthouse at TRAVIS T. VANCE,JR. County Administrator, at GIBSON, PLLC Vicksburg, County of Telephone:(601) 636-5433 Attorney at Law 601-634-8073 if you have 628 North State Street Fax:(601) 638-2938 Warren, State of Mississippi, 914 Grove Street Publish: 3/18/, 3/25, 4/1(3t) questions or need more (39202) Substitute Trustee's Notice the following described Vicksburg, Ms 39183 of Sale information. P.O. Box 24627 property situated in the STATE OF MISSISSIPPI MSB No. 6085 This notice is published Jackson, Mississippi County of Warren, State of COUNTY OF Warren ADVERTISEMENT FOR Telephone No. pursuant to an order of the 39225-4627 Mississippi, to-wit: WHEREAS, on the 5th day BIDS (601)638-0046 Warren County Board of Telephone: (601)969-9692 A parcel of Land situated in of August, 2009, and The Vicksburg Warren Facsimile No. (601)638-1643 Supervisors dated the 7th Facsimile: (601)914-3580 acknowledged on the 5th the E # of the NE # in School District will receive Publish: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1(3t) day of August, 2009, Nandi day of February, 2011. Publish: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8(3t) Section 28, Township 18 and husband, Andre SEALED BIDS, marked Warren County Board of North, Range 5 East, Warren Bailey Bailey aka Andre J. Bailey, 11-12-01 until 9:00 a.m., Supervisors County, Mississippi, and REQUEST FOR SEALED BIDS executed and delivered a Friday, April 1, 2011 for By: Dot McGee, being more particularly PROPOSALS The Warren County Board of certain Deed of Trust unto Propane Heating Fuel. Chancery Clerk Scott R. Valby, Trustee for described as follows: FOR THE PURCHASE OF Supervisors will receive Specifications may be Mortgage Electronic Publish: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1(3t) SEALED BIDS until 10:00 Commence at an iron pipe ACREAGE WITHIN obtained from the Office of Registration Systems, Inc., a.m. on Monday, April 18, marking the SW corner of WARREN COUNTY as nominee for Franklin Purchasing at 1500 Mission 2011 for the purchase of up the E # of the NE # of FOR THE PURPOSE OF IN THE CHANCERY American Mortgage to three (3) new model Motor 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi Section 28, Township 18 CONSTRUCTION OF A Company, Beneficiary, to COURT OF WARREN 39180. The Board of Graders for use by the secure an indebtedness North, Range 5 East, Warren NEW JAIL FACILITY COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Warren County Road Trustees reserves the right to therein described, which County, Mississippi, run The Warren County Board of IN THE MATTER OF THE Department. The Bid File accept ot reject any and all Deed of Trust is recorded in thence East 330.77 feet to Supervisors is seeking ESTATE OF DORSEY Number is 03072011. the office of the Chancery bids and to waive any an iron pin and the point of proposals from landowners MAYES, Clerk of Warren County, Bids are required to contain informalities. beginning; run thence N or their legal representatives DECEASED Mississippi in Book 1703 at BUYBACK PROVISIONS for Dr. Elizabeth Swinford 5degrees50'14"E 226.84 feet Page 67 Number 269973; offering for purchase a land 48 and 60 month terms. NO. CAUSE Superintendent to a point in the centerline of and parcel consisting of a Bids are required to contain NO. 2008-030 PR Publish: 3/18, 3/25(2t) WHEREAS, on the 7th day Possum Hollow Road; run OPTIONAL LEASE minimum of 15 acres within SUMMONS BY of January, 2011, Mortgage PURCHASE FINANCING along the centerline of Warren County for the STATE OF MISSISSIPPI PUBLICATION Electronic Registration information, including Possum Hollow Road the purpose of construction of a Systems, Inc., as nominee COUNTY OF WARREN TO: "WRONGFUL DEATH financing source, rate, following bearings and for Franklin American new Jail Facility. Larger SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S BENEFICIARIES AND monthly payment and Mortgage Company, distance; S tracts will also be NOTICE OF SALE LAWFUL HEIRS OF balloon payment information. assigned said Deed of Trust 83degrees24'51"E 78.28 considered. This Request for DORSEY MAYES, WHEREAS, on March 7, unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, Complete specifications and feet, S 80degrees21'53E Proposals is not a bid 2008, MELVIN E. RATCLIFF DECEASED", absent or by instrument recorded in the instructions for bidding may 78.71feet, S request and is not subject to unkown Defendants, this office of the aforesaid be obtained from the Warren II and CYNTHIA D. 79degrees17'21"E 115.02 Chancery Clerk in Book the current public purchasing cause shall be proceeded DAVIDSON, executed a County Chancery Clerk's 1518 at Page 160 feet, S 81degrees28'07"E laws of the State of Office, 1009 Cherry Street, Deed of Trust to BRAD D. with as other causes in Instrument Number 284502; 53.42 feet, S Mississippi. Vicksburg, MS 39183. The WILKINSON, trustee for chancery, and upon and 84degrees34'53"E 100.33 The purpose of this RFP is to satisfactory evidence as to phone number is VANDERBILT MORTGAGE WHEREAS, on the 10th day 601-636-4415. Bids must feet, N 82degrees34'38"E identify potential parcels of of March, 2011, the Holder of AND FINANCE, INC, which death of said person and as be submitted to this address said Deed of Trust 100.61 feet; thence leaving land/acreage that might be Deed of Trust is recorded in to the fact that the parties to substituted and appointed also. the centerline of Possum available for purchase by Instrument # 255415, Book said suit are his wrongful Sean A. Southern as Trustee The Warren County Board of Warren County for the No. 1695 at Page 649, in the Hollow Road run N 81 death beneficiaries and sole in said Deed of Trust, by Supervisors reserves the degrees09'00"E 158.60 feet construction of a Jail Facility heirs at law, the court shall Office of the Chancery Clerk instrument recorded in the right to determine to a Point on the South Side and to gather information office of the aforesaid of the County of Warren, enter a judgment that the responsible bidders, Chancery Clerk in Book of Possum Hollow Road to a about such acreage. This State of Mississippi; and, persons so described be responsive bids, the lowest 1520 at Page 388 Instrument Point; run thence S 62deRFP has the potential to recognized as the wrongful and best bids, reject any and WHEREAS, VANDERBILT Number 285914; and grees00'00"E 131.00 feet result in a contract between MORTGAGE AND death beneficiaries and heirs all bids, waive any WHEREAS, default having along the South Side of the Landowner and the informalities in the bids or FINANCE, INC., the holder at law of such a decedent, been made in the payments Warren County Board of bidding process and to of the indebtedness secured of said Deed of Trust and the Possum Hollow Road to a and as such be placed in Point; thence leaving the by the said Deed of Trust, award to the bidder Supervisors for a negotiated possession of his estate. note secured thereby, and the holder of said Deed determined to be most South Line of Possum price for the purchase of said And said judgment shall be substituted EMILY M. of Trust, having requested advantageous to the County. YANCEY, as Trustee Hollow Road run South acreage. The purchase price evidence in all the courts of the undersigned so to do, on Published pursuant to Board 70.50 feet to an iron pipe; will be negotiated based therein, as authorized by the law and equity in this state the 15th day of April, 2011, I Order dated this the 7th day run thence West 989.23 feet upon the receipt of at least will during the lawful hours of terms thereof, by instrument that the persons therein of March, 2011. to the Point of Beginning . between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 (3) value appraisals to be dated February 18, 2011, named are the wrongful Warren County Board of This Parcel contains 3.9365 p.m., at public outcry, offer done by qualified land and recorded February 28, death beneficiaries and sole Supervisors for sale and will sell, at the acres more or less. appraisal professionals who 2011, in the office of the heirs at law of the person By: Dot McGee, west front door of the Warren ALSO: One (1) 2007 will be chosen by Warren aforesaid Chancery Clerk in therein described as their County Courthouse at Chancery Clerk Fleetwood manufactured County and the Landowner Vicksburg, Mississippi, for Instrument #285509 in Book PUBLISH: 3/25, 4/1(2t) ancestor. cash to the highest bidder, home, Serial No. jointly. 1520 at Page 69; and TAKE NOTICE that a KYFL745AB08822SK12. the following described land The following information will hearing will be held in the WHEREAS, default having and property situated in Said property shall be sold be considered in the terms and Chancery CourtWanted of the Warren County, Mississippi, 07. Help 07. Help Wanted been 07. made Helpin theWanted, where Helpis. Wanted as I will convey to-wit: evaluation of property offered Warren conditions of said Deed of County Courthouse, only such title as is vested in Lot Eighteen (18), Part Two to Warren County through Trust, and the entire debt Vicksburg, Mississippi, on (2), of Signal Hill this RFP process: secured thereby having been me as Substitute Trustee. April 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., The full purchase price must Subdivision, a plat of which Actual acreage size, shape declared to be due and and at said hearing you is of record in Plat Book 1 at be paid in cash or by and terrain, including usable should appear and show payable in accordance with Page 70 of the Land Deed certified funds at the time of area for construction site; the terms of said Trust Deed, cause, if you can, why the Records of Warren County, sale or the successful bidder Proximity to major highways, relief sought by the Plaintiff Mississippi Less and Except and the legal holder of said may pay $5,000.00 in cash that part of said lot conveyed roads and utilities; indebtedness, VANDERBILT should not be granted by the Covenant Health & Rehab of to the State Highway TABLE GAMES DEALER or certified funds at the time Proximity to the existing MORTGAGE AND Court. Failure to appear at Commission of Mississippi, of sale as a non-refundable “Go for your own tokes!” Detention and Court facilities the time and place FINANCE, INC.,Vicksburg, having LLC Deed dated June 15, deposit and the sale may be by in Warren County; Candidates submitted an application more than requested the undersigned mentioned maywho result in a 1967, and recorded in deed adjourned for up to Current and planned book 434 at Page 196 of the Substitute Trustee to judgment against you for the “Every Day of Life Counts” 90 days ago should complete a new application. twenty-four hours. Land deed records of Warren neighboring land execute the trust and sell relief demanded. If you want to be part of the excitement and are an We areina Dynamic skilled WITNESS my signature this County, Mississippi. usages – commercial, said land and property You are not required to file only convey such title customer 15th day ofan March 2011. Iaswill industrial, rural or urban; accordancenursing with the terms of theseeking anexperienced answer or other pleadingservice professional, visit our facility is vested in me as /s/ Emily M. YANCEY at and click Environmental restrictions on butwebsite said Deed of Trust for the you may do so if you Substitute Trustee. energetic EMILY M. YANCEY, surrounding areas WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, on “work for us” to complete an application or stop purpose of raising the sums individual. desire. this 18th day of March, 2011. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE wetlands, flood areas, etc; due thereunder, together Issued under hand and Resources office at bymy our Human /s/ Sean A. Southern To be published on March Quality of life impact on with attorney's fees, seal of200 saidWarrenton Court, this the Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 Substitute Trustee 18, March 25, April 1, and surrounding areas substitute trustee's fees and Previous experience required 23rd day of March, 2011. 2309 Oliver Road (next to Waffle House & Days Inn) April 8, 2011. neighborhoods, businesses, expenses of sale; DOT MCGEE, CHANCERY Monroe, LA 71201 Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC Monday-Friday 9:00am–4:00 pm This Instrument Was etc; (318) 330-9020 NOW, THEREFORE, I, CLERK 2850 Porters Chapel Road lca/F10-3402 Prepared by: At a minimum, proposals EMILY M. YANCEY, WARREN COUNTY, Publish: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8(3t) M. Yancey (MS Bar# should include an Vicksburg, 39180-1805 Substitute Trustee in said MS Emily MISSISSIPPI “Work Happy!” 102488) introductory cover letter, a Trust Deed will,(601) on the638-9211 15th (SEAL) Phone: Fax: (601) 636-4986 EOE / DRUG FREE HARWOOD, P.A. general description of the day of April 2011, offerare for yourROSEN BY: /s/ Mary Flagg D.C. What dreams?” 2200 Jack Warner Parkway, property, data addressing the ISSUED sale at public outcry for cash THE INSTANCE above listed information, a to the highest bidder, and EOESuite 200 OF: Post Office Box 2727 map indicating the property sell within legal hours (being W. Eric Stracener, Esquire Tuscaloosa, AL 35403 location and the landowner's (MSB#10429) between the hours of 11:00 Telephone: (205) 344-5000 or representatives' contact a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) at the W. 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Substitute Trustee's Notice Bailey and husband, Andre of Sale Bailey aka Andre J. Bailey, STATE OF MISSISSIPPI executed and delivered a COUNTY OF Warren certain Deed of Trust unto WHEREAS, on the 22nd day Scott R. Valby, Trustee for of February, 2007, and Mortgage Electronic acknowledged on the 22nd Registration Systems, Inc., day of February, 2007, Brian as nominee for Franklin K. Russell, executed and American Mortgage delivered a certain Deed of Company, Beneficiary, to Trust unto Recontrust secure an indebtedness Company, NA, Trustee for therein described, which Mortgage Electronic Place your classified line ad at Deed of Trust is recorded in Registration Systems, Inc., the office of the Chancery Beneficiary, to secure an Clerk of Warren County, indebtedness therein Mississippi in Book 1703 at described, which Deed of Page 67 Number 269973; Trust is recorded in the office and of the Chancery Clerk of WHEREAS, on the 7th day Warren County, In the event errors, please call the very Mississippi first day of January, 2011,ofMortgage in Book 1641 at Page 553 Electronic Registration your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post #243221; andwill not be Systems, Inc., as nominee oninsertion. the 1st day for more than WHEREAS, one incorrect forresponsible Franklin American of March, 2010, Mortgage Mortgage Company, Electronic Registration assigned said Deed of Trust Systems, Inc., assigned said unto Wells Fargo Bank, NA, by instrument recorded in the Deed of Trust unto BAC Homemis-classified. Loans Servicing, LP will be deliberately office of No the ad aforesaid f/k/a Countrywide Home Chancery Clerk in Book The Vicksburg Post classified department is the Loans Servicing, LP, by 1518 at Page 160 instrument recorded the sole judge of the284502; proper classification for eachinad. Instrument Number office of the aforesaid and Chancery Clerk in Book WHEREAS, on the 10th day of March, 2011, the Holder of 1506 at Page 680 #276306; and said Deed of Trust WHEREAS, on the 25th day substituted and appointed Sean A. Southern as Trustee of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust in said Deed of Trust, by substituted and appointed instrument recorded in the Emily Kaye Courteau as office of the aforesaid Trustee in said Deed of Chancery Clerk in Book 1520 at Page 388 Instrument Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the Number 285914; and aforesaid Chancery Clerk in WHEREAS, default having Book 1486 at Page 20 been made in the payments #261916; and of the indebtedness secured WHEREAS, default having by the said Deed of Trust, been made in the payments and the holder of said Deed of the indebtedness secured of Trust, having requested by the said Deed of Trust, the undersigned so to do, on and the holder of said Deed the 15th day of April, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of of Trust, having requested between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 the undersigned so to do, on the 8th day of April, 2011, I p.m., at public outcry, offer will during the lawful hours of for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer County Courthouse at for sale and will sell, at the Vicksburg, Mississippi, for west front door of the Warren cash to the highest bidder, County Courthouse at the following described land Vicksburg, Mississippi, for and property situated in cash to the highest bidder, Warren County, Mississippi, the following described land to-wit: and property situated in Lot Eighteen (18), Part Two Warren County, Mississippi, (2), of Signal Hill to-wit: Subdivision, a plat of which All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of is of record in Plat Book 1 at that certain tract of land in Page 70 of the Land Deed Warren County, Mississippi Records of Warren County, known as Shoreline Estates, Mississippi Less and Except that part of said lot conveyed being Lots 14 through 23, inclusive, of the Survey and to the State Highway Subdivision of Part of Commission of Mississippi, Parcels 3 and 2 South, of by Deed dated June 15, "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part 1967, and recorded in deed Three", in Section 21, book 434 at Page 196 of the Land deed records of Warren Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Warren County, County, Mississippi. Mississippi, a plat of which I will only convey such title appears of record in Plat as is vested in me as Book 3 at Page 26 of the Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, Land Records of Warren this 18th day of March, 2011. County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was /s/ Sean A. Southern conveyed to Forrest L. Substitute Trustee McNair and Patsy P. McNair 2309 Oliver Road by Merchants National Bank, Monroe, LA 71201 Trustee for the Lorena (318) 330-9020 Bonelli Trust by corrective lca/F10-3402 warranty deed dated Publish: 3/25, 4/1, 4/8(3t) September 16, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 644 Substitute Trustee's Notice at Page 12 of the Warren of Sale County, Mississippi Land STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Records. COUNTY OF Warren I will only convey such title WHEREAS, on the 22nd day as is vested in me as of February, 2007, and Substitute Trustee. acknowledged on the 22nd WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, day of February, 2007, Brian this 8th day of March, 2011. K. Russell, executed and /s/ Emily Kaye Courteau delivered a certain Deed of Substitute Trustee Trust unto Recontrust 2309 Oliver Road Company, NA, Trustee for Monroe, LA 71201 Mortgage Electronic (318) 330-9020 Registration Systems, Inc., lca/F08-2309 Beneficiary, to secure an Publish: 3/18, 3/25, 4/1(3t) indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS of the Chancery Clerk of The Vicksburg Warren Warren County, Mississippi School District wil receive in Book 1641 at Page 553 SEALED BIDS, marked #243221; and 11-12-02 until 9:30 a.m., WHEREAS, on the 1st day Friday, April 1, 2011 for the of March, 2010, Mortgage Waste Container Service. Electronic Registration Specifications may be obSystems, Inc., assigned said tained from the Office of Deed of Trust unto BAC Purchasing at 1500 Mission Home Loans Servicing, LP 66, Vicksburg, Ms 39180. f/k/a Countrywide Home The Board of Trustees Loans Servicing, LP, by reserves the right to accept instrument recorded in the of reject any and all bids and office of the aforesaid to waive informalities. Chancery Clerk in Book Dr. Elizabeth Swinford 1506 at Page 680 #276306; Superintendent and Publish: 3/18, 3/25,(2t) WHEREAS, on the 25th day of September, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1486 at Page 20 #261916; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 8th day of April, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Twenty-Two (22) of that certain tract of land in Warren County, Mississippi known as Shoreline Estates, being Lots 14 through 23, inclusive, of the Survey and Subdivision of Part of Parcels 3 and 2 South, of "Tarri-Longer Ranch, Part Three", in Section 21, Township 18 North, Range 2 East, Warren County, Mississippi, a plat of which appears of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 26 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Said Parcel is the same that was conveyed to Forrest L. McNair and Patsy P. McNair by Merchants National Bank, Trustee for the Lorena Bonelli Trust by corrective warranty deed dated September 16, 1981 and recorded in Deed Book 644 at Page 12 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Records. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 8th day of March, 2011. /s/ Emily Kaye Courteau



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Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 ARA NOW HIRING Computer Scientists and Engineers. Apply at AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

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02. Public Service FREE GOURDS! CALL 601-638-7624. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

PRECIOUS LABRADOR mixed puppies. Free to good home, first shots. 601636-2194, 601-218-2954.

ONE FLEW OVER The Buzzard's Roost, A Hawkins United Methodist Church Production, all proceeds go to support the Hawkins Mission Team. Performances March 31st, April 1st , April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins United Methodist Church Gym, 3736 Halls Ferry Road. Tickets may be purchased from the Church office, 601-636-2242 or cast members. Cost is $10 (includes dinner).

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

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¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt

DECKHANDS! Ingram Barge Co., the leader in the Marine Industry is accepting applications on-line at Valid Driver's License, high school diploma/ GED and social security card required. Three years heavy labor experience (i.e. Farming, logging, construction, etc.) preferred. Generous daily wage, excellent benefit package (401K, Retirement Plan, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, etc.). Schedules could vary and be 21/10, 14/7, 28/28, 21/21, 14/14 & opportunities for advancement. EOE, M/F/V.

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DRIVERS NEEDED!!! BUSINESS EXPANDING Coomes Produce Company. Class D license and health card required. Apply in person 9am-1pm. Bring copy of MVR.

Drug screen required 1801 Mulberry Street. No phone calls please! LOOKING FOR A Federal or Postal Job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information call The Federal Trade Commission, toll free 1-877-FTC-HELP, or visit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

LOST DOG! Wiry-haired Feist/ Chihuahua male mix. Weighs about 6 pounds, gray and black. Timberlane community. Call 601-636-8774 or 601-415-2284.

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

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MISSING CHOCOLATE LABRADOR since February 11th. ½ inch Scar on left ear. Grey hair around mouth. Goes by Drake. Please call 601-529-6159, 601-4154846. Mt. Alban road area.

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

Substance Abuse Counselor needed for juvenile residential facility located in Tallulah, Louisiana. Master's degree in Social work or related mental health counseling field required. Experience working with adolscents preferred. Please fax resume to 318-5744093 or email to No phone calls, please.

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12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185.

14. Pets & Livestock 7 WEEK OLD CKC registered German bred Rottweilers. Males, $350; females, $300. Full blooded â&#x20AC;&#x201C; unregistered. Males, $200; females, $150. 601-218-0231 or 601218-0960. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS REGISTRATION, Monday, March 28th, 7pm, City Park Pavilion. Information/ Pre-Registration, 601-634-0199, 601-456-9709,

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 â&#x20AC;˘ For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 â&#x20AC;˘ For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631 Mini Sch-Nau-Tzu babies. Nice colors, 9 weeks, shots, wormed, CPR registered. Delhi, 318-282-0437.

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

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USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252. USING YOUR TAX refund to buy new furniture/ computer/ electronics? Make room by selling your items with a classified ad! Call 601-636-7355.

$ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 20-25 GALLON HALF BARRELS, plastic. Good for many uses. $3 each. 601636-3379.

After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

Come see T-Bone and Jabo. 5 DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for $10, PS2, Xbox 360, games $5 each, VHS 2 for $1, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2 each, PS3 games $10, Blu ray movies $5 each. Tools on sale, Fishing rods, weed eaters, electoronics. As ALWAYS we pay more for broken or old gold. Riverside Pawn and Jewelry 601-619-1551 â&#x20AC;˘ 700 China St.

CHAIRS, ARMOIRES, Sleeper sofas. All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010. CLOCK REPAIR. Antique clocks, grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, etcetera. 601638-4003, 601-529-8140. 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. NEW ARRIVALS- NEW 5 piece bedroom suite with mattress set, $650. Sofa and love seat, $699. Discount Furniture Barn, 600 Jackson Street. 601-6387191.

ONE PEAVEY DIGITAL bass head, $125. Back line 4x10 bass cabinet, $200. Steven, 601-218-2955, leave message.

675 STENSON ROAD, 3 family sale, Saturday, 6am12 noon, teen and young adult clothing, toys, jewelry, miscellaneous. 8773 FISHER FERRY, Saturday, 7am-1pm, silverware, pots anD pans, tables, Bow Flex, comforters, sheets, dishes, Nintendo and tapes. Clothing Bag Sale, picture frames, wall hanings. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.

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19. Garage & Yard Sales 100 NEWIT VICK DRIVE. Preview Friday 4pm-6pm. Saturday 7am-1pm. Lift chair, $200. Mobility scooter, $350. Table and chairs, $60. Lane hide-a-bed couch, $150. Recliner, $75. Night stands, clothing: men, women and boys, also women petite sizes. Cookware, and much more. 1650 CHINA GROVE ROAD. Saturday 8am-4pm. Moving sale, lots to choose from!

INSIDE SALEEVERYTHING must go! 902 Blossom Lane, Apartment F-6, 6am- until, couch- $85, small recliner- $25, 13 inch t.v.- $20, king size bed- $100, 2 end tables$25 each, curtains- $10 each, crochet throw- $20, 2 cushion chairs- $10 each, home dĂŠcor, jeans (size 7)-$5 each. 601-631-1674. MULTI FAMILY. 100 Brandi Lane (Across from Openwood) Friday and Saturday 7am- until. Lots of furniture, business furniture, clothes, lots of miscellaneous.

2300 TIFFENTOWN ROAD. Saturday 7am. Huge sale, too much to list. 279 MUIRHEAD ROAD, Off Redbone Road. Saturday 7am- 1pm. Couch, love seat, baby bed, baby items, jeans, what nots, antique milk cans, crosscut saws, wash pots, cork top bottles, much more.

24. Business Services Been in a Wreck? Need an Attorney? Just Call! 601-636-4646 Walker & Johnson, PLLC Attorneys-at-law We can handle all of your legal needs: â&#x20AC;˘No-Fault divorce â&#x20AC;˘Child support & custody â&#x20AC;˘Criminal Defense â&#x20AC;˘Incorporations â&#x20AC;˘Wills ALL personal injury & general practice. A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable. 601-218-1448 or 601-636-2629. NO JOB TOO BIG! BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601-629-6464.

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For Free Estimates call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Jamesâ&#x20AC;? at 601-218-7782. SCHOOL WIDE GARAGE sale, Bovina Elementary, 5 Willow Creek Drive, Saturday, 7am- 1pm, lots of great stuff! Proceeds go to Bovina Elementary PTO. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

203 WOODSTOCK PLACE, off Porters Chapel. Saturday 7amuntil, Sunday 2pm- until. Boys baby clothes, lots of toys, play pen, stroller, jogger, womens clothes, TV, stereo, lots of miscellaneous. Something for everyone. Don't miss out on this one!!!

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On April 17th, Palm Sunday, the Classifieds section will print a listing of local Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Call us today to include your church in this section. Deadline: April 10th Cost: $50 - 2x3 space May the miracle of Easter fill your heart with joy and bring blessings to your life. Vickie, Michele & Allaina


Friday, March 25, 2011

26. For Rent Or Lease

29. Unfurnished Apartments

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

MOBILE HOME LOTS. In Vicksburg city limits. 601619-9789.

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

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

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


1 BEDROOM WITH kitchen and bathroom, utilities furnished. 601-529-9804.

DOWN TOWN APARTMENTS 1,2,3 bedroom. CALL FOR MOVE IN SPECIAL! Good through 4/7/11. 601-638-1746.

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

DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107,

Riverbend Apartments


2 Bedroom Apartments Available Rental Assistance Security Deposit $300

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

Call today for more information

401 Sea Island

318-633-9526 Office hours:

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

Monday- Friday 8am-11am.

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800

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

SINGLE OCCUPANCYCorporate Apartments, $700 to $900 Utilities/ Cable/ Laundry. Weekly cleaning. On-Site Manager. 601-661-9747.

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

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

207 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, deposit and reference required $500 monthly 662-719-8901. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH HOME in county with large yard. $720 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-218-7100.

601-636-SELL 29. Unfurnished Apartments $450 MONTHLY! GATED Has it all. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840. 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 2 Bedroom all electric. Stove, refrigerator and water furnished $450 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

DRUMMOND STREET. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room, dining room, den, kitchen, 2-car garage. Low utilities, no pets. $950 monthly. 601-629-7305. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 1994 16X80 BELMONT. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $10,000. 601-500-1516.

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

16x80 3 BEDROOM 2 bath Mobile home on 6/10 of an acre. Move in ready. Buy $29,900, Rent $600 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-634-8103 after 5pm.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

1999 MODEL 28X60. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, wood cabinets, new carpet and linoleum, 1500 square feet. Buy for $295/ Month with approved credit. Call David, 601-500-1516. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

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

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

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

Repossessed mobile home- $8000 up. Single wides and double wides. 601-500-1516.

33. Commercial Property

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

AVAILABLE FIRST FLOOR office space. Mission 66. $495 to $1200. Call 601291-1148 or 601-629-7305.

34. Houses For Sale

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

Ask Us.

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

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

Broker, GRI


Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

601-636-6490 Finding the home you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

29. Unfurnished Apartments


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

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

601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

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

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

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

1999 MODEL 16X80 3 bedroom, 2 bath Spiral. Super nice condition. $19,900. 601-500-1516.

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

• Lake Surrounds Community

34. Houses For Sale

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available


• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped

34. Houses For Sale

1997 INDIES 16X80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vinyl siding/ metal roof, super clean! Call for photos 601500-1516.



34. Houses For Sale

NEAR BOVINA! 4 bedrooms, 3 baths double wide. Large front porch, brick surround. Completely remodeled. $950. 601-218-9928, 601638-0177.

30. Houses For Rent

McMillin Real Estate


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

28. Furnished Apartments


Commodore Apartments


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333



To Place Your Ad.

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

The Vicksburg Post

40. Cars & Trucks

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

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

Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211







103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116

40. Cars & Trucks 1999 CHEVROLET CAVALIER. 4 cylinder, automatic, air, new tires, 31,100 miles. $3000. 601-6341993, 601-618-6003.

! D L O S

U Work - U Ride Must have $300 Per Week Income, Driver’s License, Phone Bill, Utility Bill, $1,000 Minimum Down Payment

Gary’s Cars for Less

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

3524 Hwy 61 South

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments


Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

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

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

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

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 39,000 miles. $16,300. Great condition. 601-218-5710.

2009 TOYOTA CAMRY LE. Loaded, immaculate condition, 11,000 elderly driven miles, 35-38 miles per gallon, champagne, clean Car Fax. $18,900. 601-8623126, 601-529-0643. MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2005 CHRYSLER 300. Silver, 85,000 miles. $8800. Please call 601-636-7523 extension 258.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out.

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

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

CREDIT Forgiveness Program

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601-636-3147 2970 Hwy 61 North • Vicksburg Monday - Saturday 8am-7pm


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March 25, 2011