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Land shift puts city water main in jeopardy Area placed on watch; work set to resume today

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By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com A land shift threatening the stability of one of the city’s main water lines was on overnight watch, with work scheduled to resume this morning. The shift occurred underneath Washington Street, near the MV Mississippi IV. “This is as serious as it gets, and we’re working feverishly to stabilize that slope and make sure we don’t lose that line,” North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield said Friday afternoon. He was acting as mayor pro-tem because Mayor Paul Winfield was out of town. As of Friday night, water service in the city continued to flow. However, if the 36-inch concrete water main located about three feet below the street were to burst, service to the entire city could be lost, Mayfield confirmed. “Citizens may choose to take precautionary measures, such as rationing and storing additional water supplies in the event of any unforeseen issues,” said City Emergency Management Director Anna Booth in a prepared statement. “At this time, the situation is under control.” The land shift was discovered Friday morning by contract workers who have been doing ground work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interpretive Center just north of the MV Mississippi IV, said Corps spokesman Kavanaugh Breazeale. “This is not a big issue yet, and we’re just trying to make sure it doesn’t turn into one,” Breazeale said. “We’re doing what it takes to make sure it doesn’t slide anymore.” Beginning about 9 a.m. Friday, dump truck after

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A heavy-equipment operator, above works to stabilize the ground just under the hill from a city water main that runs underneath Washington Street. Also above, a dip in Washington can be seen. At left, sand covers cracks in the street.

dump truck hauled sand to the site, where bulldozers pushed the sand against the base of the slope beneath the slide. Above the slide, Washington Street suffered several cracks as wide as six inches and as long as five parking spaces. The large

cracks were sealed, said Mayfield. “Right now, we feel comfortable that it has stopped sliding,” said city Public Works Director Bubba Rainer. Rainer said work to temporarily stabilize the failing

slope would likely continue today, and at that point city officials would begin discussing with the Corps and its contractor a permanent solution. A Corps civil engineer on site Friday night, said crews had left about 9:25,

and would resume work this morning. Meanwhile, the site would be on 24-hour watch with measurements taken hourly. City officials would not speculate on the cause of the land shift, saying they were See Water, Page A9.

Owners of building near downtown collapse site demand work stop By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com Despite the threat of legal action by a Washington Street building owner, city officials said Friday they do not intend to get involved in a dispute over a shared wall at the cleanup site of two Clay Street buildings that collapsed in 2006. Lisa and Randy Ashcraft — who in April 2008 purchased the building at 1221 Washington St. that was

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formerly connected to the collapsed buildings — spent Thursday and Friday having city officials and the cleanup contractor served with letters from their lawyers demanding work stop on the shared wall being torn down, which is exposing the rear of their building. “We’re talking about a 30-foot by 20-foot hole in my building that is exposing my rafters, brand new roof and sheetrock,” said Lisa Ashcraft. “This is a request for

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immediate action to halt any further damage to my property, and I’m also requesting that I be compensated for the water damage that I have already got.” Mayor Paul Winfield was served with papers — personally and on behalf of the City of Vicksburg — between the open and closed sessions of Thursday’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. Along with Winfield, Ashcraft said she had letters delivered to

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Building and Inspections Director Victor Gray-Lewis and Bill Greenwood, owner of Antique Wood and Brick Company of Mississippi, which began dismantling the collapsed buildings brick by brick more than three years ago. As of Friday, Ashcraft said Greenwood’s crew had not ceased dismantling the wall and she had not heard a response from city officials. If the wall continues to be taken down in the coming

week, Ashcraft said she will begin exploring her legal options and has not ruled out filing lawsuits against Greenwood, the city and city officials personally. “When I purchased this building, I was repeatedly promised by Victor GrayLewis that that wall would be capped and left intact,” said Ashcraft. Ashcraft said she served Winfield personally because See Collapsed, Page A9.

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Medicaid program has notified doctors, dentists and other providers it intends to cut their payments for April, May and June because of a state budget shortfall. The cuts — if approved by the federal government — could be steep. Reimbursements for dental services could be reduced 20 percent for the three months, according to a chart provided by Medicaid. Payments for a wide range of providers, including nursing homes and pharmacists, could be cut 15 percent. Medicaid is a health coverage plan for the needy, aged, blind and disabled, and for low-income families with children. It is paid by state and federal money, and because Mississippi is a poor state, it receives a generous federal contribution. Medicaid said it has a $14.6 million shortfall for payments to providers for the state fiscal year that ends June 30. With the federal contribution, the total shortfall is just over $87 million. Top lawmakers said Friday there’s no reason to cut the payments because the state has millions of dollars in See Medicaid, Page A3.

Last part of Ware House up for sale By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com The final piece of foreclosed property included in the former Ware House hotel and entertainment complex will be listed for sale as residential space, the building’s owner says. Sharp Enterprises Inc. bid $160,000 on 1418 Washington St. at a foreclosure sale in February. The building housed Shooters bar and pool hall, operated as part of developer Robert Ware’s seven other properties including the 13-room hotel, sports bar and lounge at 1412-14, adjacent space at 1408, 1410 and 1416 and two parcels that front Crawford Street. The building was owned by Fourteen Eighteen LLC, spun off from MR Development LLC, which defaulted See Property, Page A9.

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Association touts benefits of Brandon burn center By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com A grease fire in a Grove Street apartment Wednesday was one of nearly 30 home fires suffered by Vicksburg and Warren County residents in the last 12 months. The fires —some accidental, some due to faulty wiring and some blamed on arson — have destroyed or damaged about 40 permanent or mobile homes and a number of apartments. Three people have died, at least 16 have been injured — one critically — and many more have been displaced. At least one of the injured has been treated at Mississippi’s new in-patient burn center, the Burn and Reconstructive Center at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital in Brandon. The center is an affiliate of the world-class Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga. “It’s extremely important to have a burn center here in the state,” said Amanda Fontaine, executive director of the Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Association, a charitable organization dedicated to helping burn victims and their families. “It doesn’t just benefit the patient — it also helps

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‘It’s extremely important to have a burn center here in the state.’ AMAnDA FOnTAInE FireFighTers MeMorial burn associaTion the family members.” Fontaine told members of the Vicksburg Rotary Club this week that many people in the state are unaware of the Brandon facility, which opened in July. For about four years, Mississippi did not have its own burn center. The former Mississippi Firefighters Memorial Burn Center at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville was forced to shut its doors in 2005 after a funding scandal and staffing problems. Though Vicksburg legislator George Flaggs, a Democratic state representative, hoped a replacement would be funded as part of University Medical Center in Jackson, and the Legislature authorized it, the money was not there and the state remained without a burn center until River Oaks

upgraded last summer from the strictly outpatient care it had offered since March 2008. Since River Oaks’ burn unit opened, 224 patients have been admitted, Fontaine said, averaging 23 per month at first but recently increasing to 40. The center has treated patients ages 3 months to 70 years. Mississippi leads the nation in the number of burn victims from various causes, including vehicle and other accidents, Fontaine said. About 30 percent are children. As executive director of MFMBA, Fontaine said her work encompasses helping victims and their families, assisting with medication, transportation, temporary lodging and other needs. “They’ve just got to have antibiotics and pain medication,” Fontaine said, but many people don’t have insurance and some expenses aren’t covered by Medicaid or Medicare. The association gives out gift cards for gas, household supplies and groceries, especially important if families have suffered house fires. They sometimes give vouchers for hotel rooms. “We never give out cash,” she said — but the association is dependent upon donations to fund its work.

“In addition, we’re trying to build a home-away-fromhome for family members of victims,” Fontaine said. Patients burned over more than 30 percent of their body continue to be sent to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, which is the largest burn care facility in the country and the third largest in the world. It opened in 1978, treating 40 patients that year. More than 2,500 inpatients and 21,000 outpatients received care there in 2008. Many burn injuries can be prevented by smoke alarms in the home. A recent federal grant was announced by Commissioner of Insurance and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney of Vicksburg that will provide about 58,000 home smoke alarms for low-income, senior citizen, disabled and other qualifiers. “Having working smoke alarms in your home can cut your risk of dying in a fire by almost half,” Chaney said in a statement. “Of the 29 fire deaths the State Fire Marshal’s Office has investigated this year our investigators have found working smoke alarms in only one fire. Smoke alarms were found but not working in three other fires.”

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A Vicksburg man was found guilty by a Warren County Circuit Court jury Tuesday of vehicle theft and burglary of a dwelling. William Vinzant, 49, no known address, faces a possible sentence of life in prison without possibility of parole because his May 2009 indictment carried a habitual offender condition, said assistant district attorneys Dewey Arthur and Angela Carpenter, who prosecuted the case. Vinzant was defended by Vicksburg attorney Jerry Campbell. Vinzant had a previous armed robbery conviction in Warren County in September 1996 and a burglary conviction in Georgia that from court dates to 1991, records Carpenter said. Jurors deliberated less than an hour, Arthur said. Presiding Circuit Judge M. James Chaney set Vinzant’s sentencing for April 9. He was being held in the Warren County Jail, where he had been since being transferred from Hinds County following the July 3, 2008, offenses, Arthur said. Separately, Roosevelt Harris, 18, 270 Railroad Alley, was sentenced Friday by Chaney after being found guilty by a jury of selling cocaine. Harris’ two-day trial ended March 16 with the jury verdict. Facing a maximum of 30 years in prison, Harris was sentenced to five years plus fines and court costs totaling $2,622.50, Arthur said. After release, Harris will be on probation for five years. Harris, along with two other defendants, is also facing murder charges in the shooting death of Antonio Turner, 25, who was shot while in a car on Alcorn Drive March 15, 2009. That trial is scheduled for June 7. Also in Warren County Circuit Court the week ending Friday: • Damon Pierce Henderson, 19, 4602 Lee Road, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to the Ninth Circuit Court Drug Court Program, plus fines and court costs of $1,762.50. Henderson was arrested July 15, 2008, for felony malicious mischief. • Kathryn Michelle Tuggle, 27, 162 Pecanwood Drive, pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced by Chaney to five years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus fines and costs of $2,122.50. Tuggle was arrested May 12. In Issaquena County Court: • Derrick Barnes, 23, address unavailable, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Patrick to two years in prison followed by three years of probation, plus fines and court costs of $1,582.93. Barnes’ arrest date for burglary of a dwelling was not available.

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ThANks & APPrecIATION Marine’s family grateful On March 2, our son, Sgt. Albert Winschel, USMC, suffered multiple gunshot wounds while on combat operations in Afghanistan. He was subsequently moved to a military medical facility in Germany, then to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from which he was discharged March 17. Fortunately, no bones, arteries or major organs were damaged when he was shot, yet during this period he underwent six surgical procedures to repair internal injuries and close his wounds. We are pleased to report that he is now resting comfortably at home and about to begin physical therapy, through which he is expected to make a full recovery as the extensive tissue damage heals. The ordeal has been a trying experience

for our family, relatives and friends. But daily during these past few weeks we have been strengthened and comforted by people throughout Vicksburg, many of whom we do not even know, who have offered their thoughts, well-wishes and prayers on our behalf. To all of them we extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude. We are especially grateful to The Vicksburg Post and its news staff for the numerous articles that detailed our son’s condition. As we were unable to respond to all the phone calls, e-mails and letters we received, those interested in Bert’s condition were able to stay informed through the pages of your newspaper. Thank you all, and God bless. Terry and Therese Winschel Vicksburg


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Lawmakers look to borrow $402M for improvements By Shelia Byrd and Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

He said many of the projects were chosen because some of the state’s buildings had gone too long without upgrades. For instance, the stadium at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena is in such disrepair the facility has been temporarily closed, Kirby said. MVSU receives $6 million for campus upgrades in the bill. All the state’s public universities get funding for campus projects, including $16 million for the University of Southern Mississippi and $10 million each for the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University. MSU’s agricultural, forestry and veterinary divisions receive $11 million. The university system gets $89 million overall — the highest single-year amount since

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers agreed Friday to borrow $402 million to pay for renovations and improvements at state-owned facilities and universities and to boost economic development projects. The bill to issue state bonds passed the House, but was held for the possibility of more debate. The proposal also passed the Senate, but faced questions from lawmakers who said some important projects had been left out. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, said the hefty bill comes at a time when the state is in poor economic condition.

1992, when $91 million was approved. “This is about the most critical needs. It has nothing to do with politics. I wish we could do more for each and every one,” Kirby said. Nine senators voted “present” on the bill, meaning they voted neither for nor against it. Among them was Sen. Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, who said he wanted more funding for Alcorn State University, Jackson State University and MVSU, the state’s historically black schools. Simmons said those schools might have to wait before they receive significant state money for projects because Mississippi is expected this year to issue $1 billion in bonds, money that’s usually paid back over 10 or 20 years.

With that much new debt, he said Mississippi is unlikely to see another major bond issue in the next few years. He said Alcorn State won’t receive enough state support this year to maintain its facilities. The bill includes $154.3 million for government-owned buildings, but Kirby said it doesn’t cover every facility in need. He said the Mississippi Tax Commission will get $17 million for computer upgrades, but its building needs renovations. “It’s raining through the roof and has birds flying in and out,” Kirby said. Several economic development and tourism projects get funding under the bill, including $2.1 million for Mississippi civil rights historical sites and $2.8 million for the Elvis Pres-

ley Birthplace & Museum in Tupelo. “Let me just say on behalf of the king and all the people of Lee County, you’re nothing but a hunka, hunka burning love, and we thank you,” Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, told House Ways and Means Chairman Percy Watson, D-Hattiesburg, who presented the bill. The bill also provides $1 million for the Gulf Coast Winter Classics Project at the Harrison County Fairgrounds and $700,000 for the Mississippi Heritage, History and Culture Tourism Fund. Both chambers also approved a $300 million bond package to pay for highways, bridges and other transportation projects around the state. The bill on its way to the governor provides $100 million to

replace or repair bridges on state highways with a National Bridge Inspection Standard rating, said Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Tom King, R-Petal. King said all of the projects in the bill are “extremely important.” He said $90 million in economic development bonds will be used for Mississippi 9, a highway leading to the Toyota plant that’s under construction in north Mississippi. He said another $8 million will go toward an interchange in Marshall County. “The governor told us in a meeting that he feels like Toyota will be manufacturing cars before the road is built,” King said. “We believe him so much we’re putting in the $90 million.”

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JACKSON — Financially struggling Mississippi school districts could get the option of making teachers take unpaid days off for each of the next two school years. The final version of a bill that passed the House and Senate on Friday says districts could require up to three furlough days for 2010-11 and 2011-12. Teachers would take the furloughs on nonacademic days — generally, when they’re in training. The bill goes to Gov. Haley Barbour, and he hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it into law. Legislators removed provisions that would’ve shortened the academic year by five days.

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cates are praising a bill designed to give citizens quicker access to state public records. The final version of the bill passed the House and Senate Friday and goes to Gov. Haley Barbour. Government entities would be required to respond to records requests within seven working days rather than the current 14. For complex requests, the government could notify the person seeking the records that at least 14 working days would be needed. Leonard Van Slyke, an attorney who’s on the advisory committee of the Mississippi Center for Freedom of Information, called the bill “an important step forward” in governmentaccess laws.

Law sets standards for medical examiners Gov. Haley Barbour has signed a bill setting higher standards for Mississippi’s next state medical examiner and others who perform autopsies in criminal investigations. Starting July 1, state and county medical examiners will have to be doctors certified in forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. The law allows someone without those credentials to handle autopsies if a board-certified pathologist isn’t available for a reasonable time. Mississippi hasn’t had a medical examiner since 1996. The state’s forensic investigation system has come

under scrutiny for work by Dr. Steven Hayne, who performed autopsies but didn’t have national board certification in forensic pathology.

Cut-and-sew bill signed by governor Gov. Haley Barbour has signed bill that would provide furniture manufacturers a $2,000 tax credit for new cut-and-sew workers. Supporters of the bill say it will help keep jobs in the state. Many of those jobs have been lost to foreign countries where the labor costs are cheaper. The tax break is designed to make the Mississippi work force more attractive to the furniture manufacturers, many of which are located in Northeast Mississippi.

Charges reduced in senator’s office phone caper By Michael Kunzelman The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O’Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu’s New Orleans office. The new charges are contained in a bill of information, which can only be filed with a defendant’s consent and typically signals a plea deal. The new filing charges the four with entering a federal building under false pretenses, a misdemeanor. They had been arrested Jan. 25 on felony charges. O’Keefe, a videographer famous for wearing a pimp costume in a stunt that embarrassed the ACORN community organizing group, has said the group was trying to investigate complaints that constituents calling Landrieu’s office couldn’t get through to criticize her support of a health care reform bill. Eddie Castaing, an attorney for another defendant, Joseph Basel, said his client agreed to plead guilty to the new charge so he can “resolve the case and move forward with his life.”

“There is no agreement on sentencing,” Castaing said. “It’s up to the judge.” The new charges carry maximum sentences of six months in prison and a $5,000 fine. A date for their Sen. Mary next court appearance Landrieu has not been set. J. Garrison Jordan, a lawyer for defendant Robert Flanagan, said his client has “an agreement worked out with the government” but wouldn’t elaborate. “I think it’s a fair resolution to the charges, and I’m happy with the agreement we’ve worked out,” he said. Landrieu said Friday the four men “deliberately deceived both building security and my staff by using phony identities.” “Clearly they were up to no good,” she said. “These charges indicate that it was not merely an innocent prank. It was a blatant violation of the law.” Lawyers for the other two defendants didn’t immediately return calls. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s office in New Orleans would not comment on a possible plea deal.

reserve and Medicaid officials should have asked for more money to get through the fiscal year. “Let’s get real. The Legislature is sitting over here, we’ve got hundreds of millions of dollars in a health care trust fund,” House Medicaid Committee Chairman Dirk Dedeaux, D-Perkinston, said Friday. “This is the kind of situation that that trust fund was created for.” Medicaid spokesman Francis Rullan said the program did not seek additional money because state law requires Medicaid to operate within its original budget. Medicaid director Bob Robinson said in a prepared statement: “These hard economic times dictate that we all make sacrifices.” Medicaid must get federal approval for its plan to cut providers’ payments for the last quarter of the fiscal year. It’s unclear how long the approval would take, and providers are unlikely to lose money immediately because there’s generally a lag between the time they provide services and when they’re reimbursed by the state. Lawmakers said they’ll try to put more money into Medic-

aid by late April with the hope that providers won’t miss any payments. Medicaid notified providers of the potential cuts Wednesday but did not issue a news release. Dedeaux’s committee held a hearing Friday after providers complained about the possibility of losing money. Rims Barber, who lobbies for the poor, said some pharmacists or other providers might stop serving needy patients. “Some mama is going to walk in there with a sick child and a prescription and walk away with nothing, and a child is going to die,” Barber said. Senate Public Health Committee Chairman Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said Republican Gov. Haley Barbour should use federal stimulus money to fill the gap. The Medicaid program is a division of the governor’s office. “The irony is, the stimulus money that he will not spend, that he keeps saving up, was specifically for the purpose of shoring up state budgets,” Bryan said. Barbour has said the federal stimulus money should be used cautiously and he doesn’t want to deplete the state’s other financial reserves.

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Inept Shaw board’s arrogance hard to believe From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Bolivar Commercial: They were simple questions; seemingly innocuous ones. Unfortunately, the Shaw School Board was anything but forthcoming with the answers. Shaw resident Val Smith wanted to know last Friday when the board decided to change the meeting’s time and date and if it notified the public— or put it in the newspaper so that the public would know there had been a change. School Board President Otha Gray ignored the question, contemptuously responding that it was time for public comments (not questions), and Superintendent Dr. Cederick Ellis mocked

her with a similar response. Then new board attorney Nathaniel Armistad got into the act, saying he would like the board “to entertain the motion of going into closed session to determine the need for executive session.” He contended the board might need to do so because the question Smith asked dealt with board members’ character. It did have something to do with the board members’ character, but it had much more to do with the rights of the people who elected those public officials. It also had to do with Mississippi’s open meetings law, which requires that whenever an elected board decides to hold a special meeting, it must post a notice “of the place, date, hour and subject matter within one hour after such meeting is

called in a prominent place available to examination and inspection by the general public in the building in which it will occur.” Ignoring Smith’s question had more to do with the people’s right to know what their government is doing and when it is planning on doing it. Members of the Shaw School Board and its superintendent should know better. After all, they’re educators and educators should be well-versed in civics lessons. Does the Shaw School Board really want the people to be uninformed? Isn’t that the opposite of what school boards should be all about? Shaw residents would be wise if they answer those questions in the next school board election.

Census doesn’t need to be as expensive as it is The Hattiesburg American: We have no complaint with counting Americans every 10 years. It’s required in the U.S. Constitution and helps determine political boundaries for everything from your congressman’s district to your city councilman or alderman. It also determines how much cities, counties and states get in federal payments for important programs. And it gives us a good snapshot of changes in the nation in the last decade. We encourage every resident to complete the census form. On the other hand, though, we think the U.S. Census Bureau is spending way

too many of our taxpayer dollars conducting the decennial count. A good example of the waste is the mass mailing of the pre-census letters mailed to 120 million households. The advance letters and follow-up reminder postcards that will be sent to those who don’t submit their census forms is costing about $85 million. That money is not included in a $338 million communications budget for the census. You’ve probably seen the TV commercials that implore you to participate in the census. At least one census commercial aired during the Super Bowl, one of

the most expensive venues around. The overall cost of the census is $7.4 billion in 2010. Census Bureau officials say the mailings boost participation by as much as 12 percent. Each 1 percent that responds saves $85 million that must be spent on sending census takers to homes. “We’re actually saving money by increasing the response rates,” spokeswoman Eun Kim told USA Today. We think the enormous budget and spending for the census is yet more proof that Washington, D.C., has no clue about the spending problems the nation faces.

Federal auditors show up to shoot the wounded The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: It has long been a financial and government adage that auditors stride onto the field of battle after the battle is over — and proceed to shoot the wounded. In a new report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general cited the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency with overspending almost $18 million in Hurricane Katrina aid. The audit findings held that MEMA owes the federal government $9.5 million in overpayments to local governments and another $8.1 million in “excessive” accounting costs. Perhaps it’s appropriate to put those numbers in perspective. The state has received $3 billion in aid to local governments for rebuilding projects, including debris removal and the reconstruction of roads and government buildings. The report focused on a small slice of that aid given to MEMA, includ-

ing $219 million for managing the funds. Of those totals, $17.6 million is the amount MEMA is cited as overspending. More than $8 million is traced back to contracts with Jackson-based accounting firm Horne LLP, which was hired by the state to keep track of the disaster money. The report says most of the suspect accounting charges came from overpaying for document preparation. The report claims MEMA gave the firm $7.7 million too much by paying between $87 and $109 per hour for workers to electronically scan and code grant paperwork. Mike Womack, MEMA’s executive director, said the inspector general’s conclusion that MEMA paid Horne too much misrepresents the work done by the firm. Womack said the same process criticized in the inspector general’s report was lauded by the Government

Accountability Office in a December 2008 report. “No funds were misspent,” MEMA spokeswoman Lea Stokes said. “We accepted the low bidder. Everyone signed off on that. We followed the laws and now they came back two years later and said they didn’t like the prices. But they came back after two other federal agencies had signed off and said we did things correctly and to go ahead.” The audit probe and the subsequent appeal by MEMA will take months to be completed, Womack said. The report has been turned over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA approved the grants to MEMA and will decide whether MEMA will have to pay the money back. The public deserves answers, but MEMA deserves the benefit of the doubt until that appeal is complete.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Eugene Robinson’s floating palaces are coming here. • The home of Seymour Bobb on the Poor House Road burns.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 C.L. Warner is elected exalted ruler of the local lodge of Elks.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910

At the opening of criminal term of Warren County Circuit Court, Ben H. Stein is named foreman of the grand jury.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Stockholders of Hotel Vicksburg meet. • Forty-three farmers and businessmen of Maine visit here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 The Carr Central High School choir, under

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Farragut of Tallulah announce the birth of a son, Brian Joseph, on March 9. • Pierre Asselin, consul general of Canada, and Mrs. Asselin are honored by officers and directors of the Chamber of Commerce during a tour of Vicksburg. Mr. and Mrs. Bo McFall of Redwood announce the birth of a son, Michael Brooks, on March 2. • John Callaham dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Worthy are the parents of a daughter, Jessica Michelle, born March 20.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920

Louise Harris, member of the Meridian Public Schools faculty, is visiting her parents here.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

S.A. McIlhenney, manager of the American Express Co., is transferred to Dallas.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940

William Mark.

the direction of Ernestine Ferrell, sings at the Easter sunrise service on Fort Nogales.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Jack Faulkner is elected exalted ruler of the Vicksburg Lodge of Elks. • Mr. and Mrs. William McPherson announce the birth of a son,

May and Campbell Land Co. begins clearing 13 acres on the Mississippi River in Vicksburg in preparation for riverboat gambling. • Vicksburg resident Lonnie L. Hugley dies. • Richard “Jay” Cooper II celebrates his third birthday.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Carl E. and Suzanne Clack Stafford are the parents of a son, Brendan Carl, born March 25. • Marcy Tanner Jones signs to play soccer at East Mississippi Community College.

I like the way the town never changes much populationwise, and that to get here you have to be coming.

Natchez a tonic for travelers NATCHEZ, Miss. — It’s all in the name of work, you understand. I lollygag Under the Hill where Mark Twain once supped and drank. I order hot tamales at Fat Mama’s and eat every spicy bite. I take a long walk into a virgin spring down by Old Man River. I roll back the car’s moon roof and play Lucinda loud. Natchez isn’t wearing its full spring crinolines yet, but is poised on the cusp of the sweet season. I get to spend one night here on my way to a Louisiana engagement. One short night is a tease, but better than nothing. I check for a room at the old Eola Hotel first. I always do. It is full — there’s a literary conference in town — but it doesn’t much matter where I put my head. The most boring box of a room will do in Natchez. For when I wake, I find myself inside a thick history book, one spilling with color and RHETA characters. gRIMSLEY I love old Natchez, its profusion of fragrant vines, slow pace and azaleacolored houses. I like the way the town never changes much population-wise, and that to get here you have to be coming. The famous mansions are beautiful, of course, and in the past I’ve done my share of touring them, admiring sideboards and stained glass and hearing the usual complement of stories of hiding silverware from Yankees. But the older I get the more I prefer the funkier, smaller places that no doubt have their own histories — love stories, lost fortunes, scandal. The smaller places look more user-friendly, easier to paint and clean, and appeal to the practical streak that seems to grow inside me as I gray. I even like the look of certain old houses threatening to topple into the river, though I guess I wouldn’t if I owned one. They remind me of how temporary anything manmade is. Best of all are the rainbow of shotgun houses that sit chockablock as if to prop up one another, bright and necessary drops of punctuation in a place known for its grand mansions and sagas. It’s not all about looks and big houses. I admire the way Natchez citizens seem to wallow in their eccentricities and thumb their collective noses at rules. A dog sits on a barstool Under the Hill, looking ready to order whatever’s on draft. Nobody but us tourists seems to notice. The town’s Christmas tree was in the center of a downtown street one year, creating an instant roundabout and forcing everyone to slow down and circle it. It takes a certain civic confidence to allow people to be themselves. That doesn’t happen everywhere. Most towns don’t have enough chutzpah to embrace residents who color outside the lines. In Natchez, there are no lines. My theory is the town is creative and aesthetically attuned and markedly different because it is run by females. Everyone knows about the garden club women who, decades ago, started and ran the Spring Pilgrimage. Once you’ve pulled off that kind of civic coup, nobody challenges your authority. The men provided the war that now serves as backdrop, but I think it is Natchez women who run the show. Anyhow, that’s my theory and I’m sticking with it. What I’m enjoying is a kind of matriarchal March madness. Hallelujah and stir the grits. •

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Limits on owning guns in D.C. will stand, judge says WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday upheld limitations on gun ownership that the District of Columbia put in place following a 2008 Supreme Court decision overturning the city’s outright ban on handguns. Dick Heller, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case, had challenged the new regulations, claiming the registration procedures, a ban on most semiautomatic weapons and other limitations violated the intent of the high court’s decision.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina sided with the city, saying the Supreme Court decision did not ban reasonable limits on gun ownership designed to promote public safety. “While the (Supreme) Court recognized that the Second Amendment protects a natural right of an individual to keep and bear arms in the home in defense of self, family and property, it cautioned that that right is not unlimited,” he wrote. The decision by Urbina, who

was appointed by former President Bill Clinton, moves the case along what is likely to be a lengthy path through the legal system. “We fully expect to go the Court of Appeals,” said Heller’s lawyer Richard E. Gardiner. Urbina’s opinion “misinterprets Heller altogether,” Gardiner said, referring to the Supreme Court decision. In particular, he took issue with the judge’s observation that the Supreme Court did not explicitly declare the

Second Amendment right to be “fundamental.” “It’s clearly a fundamental right because it’s in the Bill of Rights,” Gardiner said. The Supreme Court struck down a 32-year-old ban on handguns in Washington and a requirement that all firearms, including rifles and shotguns, be kept disassembled or bound by a trigger lock. In the wake of the ruling, the D.C. Council moved quickly to pass new regulations. The plaintiffs claimed the new process for registering

guns — which includes fingerprinting, vision tests, background checks and other requirements, and which limits people to registering one pistol per month — was too burdensome. But Urbina found the process served “the well-established goal of promoting public safety.” The plaintiffs also challenged the city’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices. Urbina said the Supreme Court made clear the Second Amendment

doesn’t protect ownership of “dangerous or unusual” weapons. Heller, a security guard, brought the suit that ended up in the Supreme Court after the city rejected his application to keep a handgun at his Capitol Hill home. Under the current regulations, he was denied registration of certain firearms because they are categorized as assault weapons. Three other D.C. residents joined him in the suit.

Congress leaves loose ends Tea partiers to hit senate leader’s hometown on black farmers settlement HAVE OPINIONS, WILL TrAVEL

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tea party activists want to turn conservative anger over the health care overhaul into political muscle in November elections as they call thousands to the hardscrabble desert town that is home to Senate Majori ty L e a d e r Harry Reid. Sarah Palin is headlining today’s event in Searchlight, about 60 miles from Las Vegas, and a Sen. Harry strong turnReid out could help affirm the popularity of the loosely organized tea party movement and build momentum against Reid and other Democratic candidates who backed health care reform. The national media lens will be focused on the former mining town, sending images across the country. Some worry it has the potential for violence: Bricks have been hurled through Democrats’ windows and at least 10 members of Congress who voted for the bill have received threats. In the run-up to the health care vote, racial epithets aimed at black members of Congress were heard at protests attended by at least some tea party members. Some have even accused Palin of inciting violence after

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Tea Party protesters rally in Nashville earlier this week. she urged supporters on the social networking site Twitter to: “Don’t Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!” “The tea party has one big challenge between now and November and that is policing itself,” said Bill Whalen, a fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution and a speechwriter for President George H.W. Bush’s 1992 campaign. “There is a lot of bitterness in politics today, and unfortunately it’s much too close to the surface. You can plan a rally for 5,000 people, and if one person does something horrible, the rally was not successful.” Some rallies have featured protesters carrying holstered handguns, legal in some states. No violence has been

reported. “I’m confident we are going to have an orderly group,” said Debbie Landis, whose tea party group is holding a candidate forum before the rally. “This is going to be attended by people interested in the future of their state and country, not rabble-rousers.” No one is certain how many people will show up or what grievances they might bring. The crowd at the so-called conservative Woodstock could exceed Searchlight’s under1,000 population by tenfold. Police don’t expect problems, but the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is sending dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers to patrol the crowd. The event, sponsored by the

Tea Party Express, kicks off a 42-city bus tour that ends in Washington on April 15. One of the leaders of the group is Sal Russo, a veteran Republican operative from California. Organizers are aware of the visibility of the so-called “Showdown in Searchlight.” “The whole world is watching,” Tea Party Express spokesman Joe Wierzbicki said in an e-mail. “If you can get in your car and drive up, or hop on a plane, or take your motorhome or motorcycle, please, please, please join this historic effort.” Eric Odom, an organizer for the Patriot Caucus and other tea party groups, said in an e-mail Thursday that he had received “hundreds of hateful messages and phone calls” he attributed to “leftists” and supporters of the overhaul. Democrats and Reid’s campaign plan to set up a hospitality tent in the parking lot of a Searchlight casino that will serve tea and doughnut holes. In a counterpoint to the conservative protest, the Senate leader will spend part of the day at a new shooting range in Las Vegas with National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. “Searchlight doesn’t get many tourists, so I’m glad they are choosing to bring all their out-of-state money to my hometown,” Reid said.

Man arrested in Miss. charged in Fla. girl’s death OrANGE PArK, Fla. (AP) — Before she was sexually assaulted and killed, and before her body was found in a Georgia landfill, she was simply Somer Thompson. A 7-year-old second-grader who liked purple and walked home from school. On one of those nearly daily trips home, she was lured away and assaulted by Jarred Mitchell Harrell, 24, an unemployed restaurant worker, authorities said Friday. Two days after Somer vanished, a massive manhunt unearthed her body in a landfill about 50 miles away from her suburban north Florida home. “I’ve waited 158 days to find out who did this to my child,” said Somer’s mom, Diena Thompson. “Who could do this?” Harrell was charged with premeditated murder, lewd and lascivious battery and sexual battery. Somer was asphyxiated and tossed into a trash bin, Clay County Sheriff

Rick Beseler said, but did not give too many details about her death. Harrell was already being investiJarred Mitchell gated for child Harrell porn on his computer when Somer went missing Oct. 19, but initially he wasn’t a prime suspect in her disappearance. Instead, authorities interviewed convicted sex offenders within a 5-mile radius of Somer’s suburban north Florida home. On Feb. 11, Clay County authorities filed the child porn charges and Harrell was arrested in Mississippi. He was called a person of interest in Somer’s case and has been in jail since. Somer’s case — an innocent little girl vanishing from a quiet suburban street — resonated with many. “It could have been any one

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LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)....28.42 American Fin. (AFG) .......28.46 Ameristar (ASCA) .............18.31 Auto Zone (AZO) .......... 174.22 Bally Technologies (BYI)39.38 BancorpSouth (BXS).......20.87 Britton Koontz (BKBK) ...13.00 Cracker Barrel (CBRL) .....45.90 Champion Ent. (CHB)...........20 Com. Health Svcs. ...........37.73 Computer Sci. Corp. .......54.58 Cooper Industries (CBE)46.48 CBL and Associates (CBL)13.89 CSX Corp. (CSX)................50.99 East Group Prprties ...... 38.64 El Paso Corp. (EP) ............10.60 Entergy Corp. (ETR) ........80.28 Fastenal (FAST) .................48.28

Family Dollar (FDO) ........36.93 Fred’s (FRED)......................12.50 Int’l Paper (IP) ...................24.99 Janus Capital Group ......14.27 J.C. Penney (JCP) .............33.09 Kroger Stores (KR)...........21.21 Kan. City So. (KSU) ..........36.20 Legg Mason (LM) .......... 29.50 Parkway Properties.........18.32 PepsiAmerica Inc. (PAS)29.98 Regions Financial (RF) .... 7.63 Rowan (RDC).....................27.03 Saks Inc. (SKS) ..................... 8.86 Sears Holdings (SHLD)109.01 Simpson-DuraVent .........27.93 Sunoco (SUN)....................28.60 Trustmark (TRMK) ...........24.44 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...............36.86 Tyson Foods (TSN) ..........18.70 Viacom (VIA)......................35.45 Walgreens (WAG) ............36.79 Wal-Mart (WMT) ..............55.51

ACTIVE STOCKS NEW YORK (AP) — Friday’s prices for NYSE listed most active stocks: Sales High Low AESCorp 86710 10.97 10.77 AKSteel .20 83402 23.52 22.61 AMR 121419 9.57 9.10 AT&TInc 1.68 178827 26.50 26.11 AbtLab 1.76f 119728 53.78 52.44 AMD 120955 9.19 8.91 Alcoa .12 319067 14.44 14.11 Altria 1.40f 108854 20.59 20.37 AIntlGprs 128823 35.60 33.86 AmTower 82847 42.81 41.36 Annaly 2.69e 142625 17.86 17.55 ArchCoal .36 108844 23.60 22.16 BcoBrades .76r 89102 17.61 17.25 BkofAm .04 2164200 18.23 17.75 BarVixShT 89767 22.48 21.80 BarrickG .40 98882 37.58 36.69 BestBuy .56 104998 43.47 42.56 BostonSci 247854 7.03 6.91 BrMySq 1.28 123513 26.86 26.66 CVSCare .35 149401 37.00 36.49 ChesEng .30 243235 22.57 22.10 Chevron 2.72 103795 74.88 73.82 Chimera .54e 84662 3.99 3.89 Citigrp 5447549 4.37 4.26 CliffsNRs .35 83633 72.00 69.69 CocaCl 1.76f 80614 54.97 54.50 ConAgra .80 93436 24.94 24.23 ConocPhil 2.20f 142384 51.81 50.66 ConsolEngy .40 302891 43.04 42.05 Corning .20 143749 19.99 19.69 DeltaAir 123996 14.90 14.15 DenburyR 119967 15.64 15.22 DirFBearrs 938428 13.58 12.89 DirFBullrs .46e 351188 100.90 95.94 DirxSCBear 276985 7.26 6.94 DirxLCBear 80682 14.33 13.85 Disney .35 227534 35.60 34.85 DowChm .60 89982 30.52 29.66 DuPont 1.64 120016 38.25 37.50 Dynegy 124841 1.34 1.22 EMCCp 152445 18.89 18.48 ElPasoCp .04 95228 10.88 10.55 ExxonMbl 1.68 300294 66.88 66.17 FstHorizon .80t 88817 14.39 14.01 FordM 586487 13.98 13.76 FredMac 152333 1.36 1.27 FMCG .60 116477 79.94 78.20 GenElec .40 838858 18.63 18.18 Genworth 128304 17.80 17.06 Gerdau .16e 90274 14.98 14.57 Goldcrpg .18 102212 37.21 36.35 GoldmanS 1.40 117267 175.48 171.91 Hallibrtn .36 124611 29.87 29.25 HartfdFn .20 107236 28.49 27.75 HeclaM 84090 5.37 5.20 HewlettP .32 137659 53.69 53.24 HomeDp .95f 122845 32.98 32.63 HostHotls .04 111048 14.96 14.53 iShBraz 2.72e 167376 70.94 69.50 iShJapn .14e 438712 10.41 10.31 iShKor .32e 84793 49.70 48.24 iShSilver 86033 16.64 16.35 iShChina25 .55e 246122 41.13 40.44 iShEMkts .58e 672987 41.39 40.75 iSEafe 1.44e 219313 55.72 55.16 iShR2K .75e 542199 68.57 67.56 iShREst 1.86e 127514 50.76 49.91 IntPap .10 90596 25.63 24.95 InterOilg 83989 71.71 57.22 ItauUnibH .49r 134411 20.65 20.29 JPMorgCh .20 394097 45.89 44.80

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DR. GEORGE AT WORK Q: This is a continuation of last week’s column, in which a reader asked for some tips to make it through this recession. DR. GEORGE R. A: Avoid taking out a second mortgage on your home. You cannot borrow yourself out of debt. Consider buying whole-life insurance rather than term. Or buy a combination of both. You would be surprised how the whole-life policy value will grow, and it is not taxable until you pull it out. If you own a whole-life insurance policy, don’t borrow money against its accumulated value policy, unless you absolutely must. It’s better to find a part-time source of income than deplete solid

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resources. Have everyone in your family look around for income to supplement your family’s present wages. Invest in going back to a community college. See what scholarships or grants are available, and learn technology, technology and more technology. Then, see if the college can place you in a job when you are finished. ‘ If you are unemployed, don’t feel you have failed if you must settle for a job that pays less or is out of your field. Don’t attach status to a job. All jobs have dignity, and many pay good benefits and offer free training for further growth. •

Dr. George R. Abraham is a native of Vicksburg and a former longtime educator, business manager and consultant. He is an author who contributes weekly to The Vicksburg Post and hosts “The Dr. George Show” on 1490 AM at the Klondyke in Vicksburg from 9 until 10 a.m. each Tuesday. He can be reached at georgerabraham@ aol.com.

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Plan aims to help stabilize ailing Greece BRUSSELS (AP) — A hardwon deal to provide a safety net for Greece provided the debt-ridden country with some welcome relief Friday, with its cost of borrowing on international markets edging down slightly and labor unions at home saying they would hold off on any further strikes — at least for now. Prime Minister George Papandreou said that while Greece still faced problems, the new plan would give it breathing space to implement his Socialist government’s harsh austerity program, designed to reduce its massive budget deficit and pull Greece out of a financial crisis that has rocked the European Union’s common currency. Greece’s 12.7 percent deficit for 2009 is four times over the EU limit, pointing to the eurozone’s inability to restrict members’ debt and deficits. Worries of a Greek default also highlighted the lack of a European only safety net for eurozone countries that can’t pay their bills. “Europe and Greece come out of this crisis much stronger,” Papandreou said. “We know we’re not yet out of the woods. We are on a track of implementing our (austerity plan) and we’re determined to do so. But we have shown... that we have a strong will to take tough, indeed unprecedented measures, to react swiftly to the difficult circumstances.” The plan agreed on Thursday by the 16 eurozone countries would provide individual loans from other eurozone countries and funding from the International Monetary Fund, in order to rescue Greece if the country found

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An employee walks past a display at the Athens Stock Exchange Friday. itself unable to borrow or pay its debts. However, the short text outlining the rescue package — which is short on details — specifies it can only be used as a last resort, and requires unanimous agreement of all eurozone members. The agreement was reached after months of European wrangling, notably between Germany, which strongly opposed having to pay to bail out a country that had been overspending for years and consistently falsified its financial statistics, and France, which argued that a eurozone memeber should be supported and could not be allowed to sink. Papandreou insisted he did not believe he would ever have to ask for a rescue. “We do hope and we believe we will never need to use this mechanism, but the fact

that it is there is a very positive signal. Europe is backing us,” he said, adding that the plan’s existance “will allow us in a very calm and organized fashion to implement our program.” The day after the announcement, the euro recovered from a 10-month low against the U.S. dollar, to $1.3374 in midday trading in Europe from below $1.33 on Thursday. The interest rate gap, or spread, between Greek 10-year bonds and equivalent German issues — a key indicator of market trust — narrowed to 305 basis points from about 330 Thursday. The narrower the spread, the more confidence markets are showing in Greece. Although the level still translates to roughly twice Germany’s borrowing rate, Athens hopes the bailout plan will reassure markets and eventually lower its cost

of borrowing. Greece needs to borrow some euro54 billion this year, and the country must refinance some euro20 billion in April and May. It has been able to sell bonds but at interest rates it says are not sustainable. The fact that a safety net is now in place “is also sending a very positive message to the markets that they are backing Greece, Europe is backing Greece, Greece will not have any problem,” Papandreou said, adding that “we will find the oportune time to go out on the market.” EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso echoed the sentiment, saying that “I hope that financial markets will now act on fact and not on fiction.” The deal also won the Greek government a slight reprieve from labor unions at home, who have staged strikes.

Stocks give up early gains, Data on 3.3M stolen, end week on a mixed note student loan firm says NEW YoRK (AP) — The stock market looks tired. Stocks closed mixed for a second day after investors grew pessimistic about the market’s ability to keep its rally going. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 9 points Friday. It had been up as much as 68 after European leaders announced a plan to help Greece with its debts. A similar advance and retreat occurred Thursday. There wasn’t a clear reason for stocks’ retrenchment Friday. But analysts said the market does need a break from a climb that has now gone on for two months with few interruptions. The Dow has advanced 17 of the last 21 days. “The market is extremely vulnerable to a pullback,” said Christian Bendixen, director of technical research at Bay Crest Partners in New York. Major stock indexes still managed to rise for a fourth straight week. The early gain in stocks came after the European Union and International Monetary Fund created a bailout program that will help Greece and other European nations facing rising debt. The deal reached late Thursday will not make money immediately available to Greece, but instead act more as a safety net.

“It reinforces there will be a rescue and support for Greece,” said Oliver Pursche, executive vice president at Gary Goldberg Financial Services. “It lays the groundwork for future rescue packages.” Investors have worried that mounting debt problems in places like Greece, Portugal and Spain would spread to other countries and hamper a global economic rebound. The reassurance that Greece will get aid, if necessary, helped the euro rise against the dollar. The euro hit 10-month lows this week. But the gains faded as traders became uneasy after the extended string of advances, which have come on light volume. When trading volume is weak, investors often worry that a small number of buyers are driving the market. “Investors may be triggerhappy to lock in gains at any sign of selling,” said Michael Sheldon, chief market strategist at RDM Financial Group. The Dow rose 9.15, or 0.1 percent, to 10,850.36. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 0.86, or 0.1 percent, to 1,166.59, while the Nasdaq composite index fell 2.28, or 0.1 percent, to 2,395.13. For the week, the Dow is up 1 percent. It hasn’t risen for four straight weeks since August. The S&P 500 index rose 0.6 percent and the Nasdaq gained 0.9 percent.

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still investigating. Breazeale speculated it had more to do with recent rains than with ground work on the developing museum, near the slide, that has been ongoing since November. “Some people will say it must have been caused by the construction, but mainly it’s because of the weather,” he said. Storms moved into the area early Thursday morning and lasted until about midday. The next chance for rain is a week from today. Mississippi Emergency Management Officials were also at the site of the slide Friday, and Mayfield said the paperwork to declare an emergency in the city had been drawn up if needed. Declaring an emergency frees officials to authorize large expenditures without convening in a special called meeting, and makes it easier for state agencies to assist in the response efforts. In September 2006, a break on the same water line next to Anderson-Tully Company off North Washington Street left residents without water for 24 hours and cost the city about

on the other downtown hotspots in January. Headed by Vicksburg Main Street chairman Harry Sharp, the firm had owned the space before a 2008 agreement to sell the building to Ware’s company. That loan also defaulted, leading to the most recent turnover. Sharp made the lone offer on the property. Despite alterations made to accommodate the bar’s amenities — including a section of brick wall that was removed to allow patrons to walk from Shooters to the sports bar’s downstairs lounge area — Sharp said it has potential to attract residential development. “There’s a lot of possibilities for that building,” Sharp said. “They’d make wonderful apartments.” Investors are also sought for the rest of the properties, now held by Britton & Koontz Bank. The complex had been listed by Ware for $3.5 million just before the bank, which held the mortgage to the property, bid on the buildings and all personal property inside. A 15-member advisory panel, the Downtown Partners, was formed earlier this month to come up with ways to meld retail, residential and commercial development downtown. The board plans to tackle issues in the business and governmental realm, including zoning ordinances and marketing strategies for downtown. Two downtown buildings on the east side of Washington Street were redesigned for residential space in 2009, The Valley and the former Sears store.

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Washington Street dips where the land has shifted. $60,000 to repair. The water main is the primary line from the city’s water plant on Haining Road, which draws its water from several nearby wells. The main line along Washington Street splits into two 24-inch lines running in opposite directions near Jackson Street. From there, the system branches out into webs of 18-, 10- and 8-inch lines. About 3 million gallons of water run through the system at any one time, distributing water to roughly 10,000 metered connections in the city. The city also sells some water to area water districts, but most draw the majority

City workers line Washington, near Jackson Street, with sandbags Friday afternoon to divert water, if it rains. of their water from their own wells. Reached Friday evening, Winfield said he and Police Chief Walter Armstrong had been in Olive Branch, visiting

the police department there. The mayor planned to return to town Friday evening. Updates on the water line are available on the city’s action line, 601-801-3443.

Collapsed Continued from Page A1. she believes his administration is avoiding her pleas for help in retaliation for various open records requests she has filed at City Hall since Winfield became mayor last summer. “It’s becoming very apparent to me that this is being orchestrated through the city to cause me grief,” she said. “The sad part is the taxpayers are the ones that are going to pay for their games.” After being served with the papers Thursday, Winfield said he has never had any discussions about Ashcraft’s building and further denied having a personal vendetta against her. He said the papers would be given to City Attorney Lee Davis Thames

Crews remove debris from the collapsed buildings site, at right, on Clay Street. The wall in question is in the center, between the collapse site and the Ashcrafts’ building. Jr. to review. Reached Friday, Thames said the city does not intend to get involved. “The City of Vicksburg doesn’t have a dog in this hunt,” said Thames. “It’s just not a city matter. It’s a dispute

between two property owners. Unless we get a court order to step in, we’d be opening up ourselves to liability.” Ashcraft maintains the city is already liable, and said records exist stating the city

would prevent the shared wall from being taken down. Thames said he has looked through boxes of legal documents concerning the collapsed buildings and has not found any agreement pertaining to the wall. The 140-year-old structures at 707-713 Clay St. collapsed Jan. 25, 2006. The collapse sparked two years of legal wrangling between the city and property owners over whether the buildings should be stabilized and restored or torn down entirely. Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick approved an agreement in June 2008 that gave Greenwood’s company 18 months to tear down the structures piece by piece. With the agreement set to expire in December, the city agreed to give Greenwood until August to finish the debris removal.

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.

Sadie Bradley Sadie Bradley died Friday, March 26, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 63. Ms. Bradley was a member of the United Pentecostal faith. She was a caregiver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey E. Lewis; parents, Roosevelt and Prinkie Searcy; three brothers, Franklin Searcy, Albert Searcy and Freddy Searcy; and three sisters, Roberta Williams, Florence T. Louis and Lucy Sims. Survivors include two sons, Louis Bradley of Jackson and Frank Bradley of Vicksburg; two daughters, Leia Osinowo of Raymond and Cristina Carter of Vicksburg; a brother, David Searcy; three sisters, Rosey Lee Smith, Magie Lee Brown, and Lueattica Richardson; and nine grandchildren. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Gladys S. Grant SYLVARENA — Gladys S. Grant died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah, La. She was 91. Mrs. Grant was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Miley Grant; parents, James and Bela Sloan; and five brothers, James Sloan, Dee Sloan, Calvin Sloan, Alvin Sloan and George Sloan. Survivors include a son, Larry Grant of Vicksburg; daughter, Doreen Brock of Austin, Texas; brother, Lee Sloan of Traverse City, Mich.; five grandchildren; and four

great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Sylvarena. Burial will follow at Bethany Cemetery in Sylvarena. Visitation will be from noon until the service at the funeral home.

Dott Vaiden Harris WINONA — Dott Vaiden Harris, 92, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Winona Manor in Winona. Visitation will be today, March 27, from 1 until 2:30 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home in Winona. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. today at Moore Memorial Methodist Church in Winona, with interment at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Creel will officiate the services. Mrs. Harris was a former school teacher and a clerk for the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service. She was a graduate of the University of Mississippi and a member of Moore Memorial Methodist Church in Winona. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Horace Allen Hawkins; her husband of 38 years, George Meadows Harris; and her parents, Tom and Mynelle McClurg Vaiden. Survivors include her daughter, Virginia Hawkins McElwee of Vicksburg; two stepsons, George Harris Jr. of Winona and Jack Harris of Inverness; two stepdaughters, Rosemary Henderson of Tampa, Fla., and Jennifer Harris of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Felice Vaiden Fisher of Winona; nine grandchildren, Vaiden McElwee Taylor of Knoxville, Tenn., Virginia McElwee Harbour of Birmingham, Ala., Thomas and Carter Henderson of Tampa, Fla., Hartwell Harris of Los Angeles, Calif., George M. Harris III of Winona, Emily Harris Soen of Jackson, Jane Anna Harris of Washington, D.C., and John

Harris of Inverness; and four great-grandchildren, Katherine Vaiden Taylor, Davis McGinley Taylor, Charles Whitson Harbour and Anastasia Elizabeth Soen. Memorials may be made to the Moore Memorial Methodist Church Family Life Center, P.O. Box 467, Winona, MS 38967. An online guestbook may be viewed and signed at www.ofhwinona.com.

George Morrison Sr. EDWARDS — George Morrison Sr. died Friday, March 26, 2010, at his home. He was 69. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Marie Simmons GULFPORT — Evelyn Marie Simmons died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, in Gulfport. She was 58.

Mrs. Simmons was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church. She had a bachelor’s degree in education from Alcorn State University and a master’s from William Carey College. She was a retired school teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents, David Montgomery Sr. and Eliza Montgomery; and a brother, Joseph Montgomery. Survivors include her husband, Alfred Simmons; a daughter, Samantha Simmons; three sisters, Rose Croft of Ringgold, Ga., Bobera Lewis of Vallejo, Calif., and Vivian Johnson of Vicksburg; four brothers, David Montgomery Jr. and James Montgomery, both of Vicksburg, Jake Montgomery of Las Vegas and John Montgomery of Gulfport; and one grandchild. Services, directed by House of Richmond, will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Mount Bethel

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Lorene Morgan Wasson Lorene Morgan Wasson died Wednesday, March 24, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 85. Mrs. Wasson was preceded in death by her husband, George Wasson. She is survived by a son, Windle Wasson of Brandon; a daughter, Annie Faye Wright of Vicksburg; one brother, Lamar Morgan of Pascagoula; one sister, Mamie Shuler of Costa Mesa, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 29 greatgrandchildren; and six greatgreat-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Culpepper Funeral Home in Kosciusko. Burial will follow at Carson Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 8 and on Sunday from noon until 2 at the funeral home.

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LOCAL FORECAST sunday-tuesday Partly cloudy clearing on Monday; highs in the 60s; lows in the 40s

STATE FORECAST today Sunny; highs in the 70s; lows in the 50s sunday-tuesday Mostly sunny; highs in the 60s; lows in the 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 64º Low/past 24 hours............... 45º Average temperature......... 55º Normal this date................... 60º Record low..............25º in 1955 Record high............86º in 1935 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............2.58 inches Total/year.............. 12.81 inches Normal/month......5.18 inches Normal/year........ 15.51 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 4:01 A.M. Most active...............10:14 P.M. Active............................. 4:27 P.M. Most active................10:40 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:18 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:19 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:57

RIVER DATA Friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.4 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 19.3 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 21.6 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.3 | Change: N/C Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 13.6 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 18.5 | Change: +2.4 Flood: 28 feet

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Secular Shiite takes Iraqi elections BAGHDAD (AP) — A jubilant Ayad Allawi claimed victory for his secular, antiIranian coalition as final parliamentary returns Friday showed him edging out the bloc of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who angrily vowed to fight the results. The results, if they stand, will give Allawi the first opportunity to form a parliamentary majority and Iraq’s next government. But they do not automatically mean that he will become prime minister, and the narrow margin sets the stage for months of political wrangling. “On this occasion, I’d like to congratulate the Iraqi people and extend the hand of friendship to all neighboring and world countries,” said Allawi, a secular Shiite politician and former prime minister who appealed across sectarian lines to minority Sunnis who have been out of power since the downfall of Saddam Hussein. In comments to cheering supporters at his Baghdad headquarters, he spoke of his desire to help build a stable region that would help “achieve prosperity for (Iraq’s) people.” Baghdad’s Sunni neighborhoods, the site of vicious sectarian fighting just a few years ago, erupted in cheering, honking of horns and celebratory gunfire in support of the man whom they have endorsed as their own. “Today is a historic and joyful day which will witness a change for the sake of Iraqi people,” said Hameed Marouf, an Allawi supporter in Azamiyah. Regardless of who eventually comes out on top, the results of the March 7 elections suggest that millions of Iraqis are fed up with a political system that revolves around membership in one of the two major Islamic sects. They also show that Iraqis — both Shiite and Sunni — are suspicious of Iranian influence. Allawi was widely seen as closer to the region’s Arab governments than to neighboring Shiite Iran.

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RELIGION SATURDAY, mARch 27, 2010 • SE C TI O N B DEVOTION B2 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

When it comes to teens, pick your battles Q: When discussing adolescence, why do you focus on parents? It’s the kids who do crazy things. A: I’m concerned about idealistic and perfectionistic parents who are determined to make their adolescent perform and achieve and measure up to the highest standard. In so doing, they rock a boat already threatened by the rapids. Perhaps another child could handle the additional turbulence, but the unsteady kid could capsize. I’m reminded of a waitress who recognized me when I came into FOCUS ON a restauTHE FAMILY rant. She wanted to talk about her 12-year-old daughter, whom she said was very strong-willed. I asked her what had caused the conflict, and she replied, “My daughter is still a little girl, but she wants to shave her legs. I feel she’s too young.” I said, “Lady, buy your daughter a razor!” That 12-year-old girl was paddling into a time of life that would rock her canoe good and hard. As a single parent, Mom would soon be trying to keep this rebellious kid from drugs, alcohol, sex and pregnancy. In that setting, it seemed unwise to make a big deal over what was essentially a nonissue. While I agreed with the mother that adolescence should not be ushered in prematurely, there were higher goals than maintaining a developmental timetable. I have seen other parents fight similar battles over nonessentials, such as the purchase of a first bra for a flat-chested preadolescent girl. For goodness’ sake! If she wants it that badly, she probably needs it for social reasons. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest department store, and buy her a bra. The objective, as Charles and Andy Stanley wrote, is to keep your kids on your team. Don’t throw away your friendship over behavior that has no great moral significance. Let me make it very clear that this advice is not relevant to every teen. The compliant kid who is doing wonderfully in school, has great friends, is disciplined in his conduct and loves his parents is not nearly so delicate. My concern, however, is for that youngster who could go over the falls. He is intensely angry at home and is being influenced by a carload of crummy friends. Be very careful with him. Pick and choose what is worth fighting for, and settle for something less than perfection on issues that don’t really matter. Just get him through it! •

U.S. geneticist wins $1.5M top religion prize By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A onetime priest who later became an evolutionary geneticist and molecular biologist and helped scientifically refute creationism with his research has been honored with one of the world’s top religion prizes. Francisco J. Ayala, 76, a U.S. citizen originally from Spain, received the 2010 Templeton Prize, valued at $1.53 million, the John Templeton Foundation announced at the National Academy of Sciences. It is the largest monetary award given each year to an individual and honors some-

‘I see religion and science as two of the pillars on which American society rests. We have these two pillars not talking, not seeing they can reinforce each other.’ Francisco J. ayala PrIzE wINNEr one who made exceptional contributions to affirm spirituality. Officials increase the value each year to exceed the Nobel Prize. “I see religion and science as two of the pillars on which American society rests,” Ayala said. “We have these two pillars not talking, not seeing they can reinforce each other.” Ayala is a notable choice

because he opposes the entanglement of science and religion. The former Dominican priest is adamant that science and religion do not contradict each other. “If they are properly understood, they cannot be in contradiction because science and religion concern different matters, and each is essential to human understanding,” he said in remarks

prepared for a May 5 acceptance ceremony. Ayala is a top professor of biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine. His pioneering genetic research led to revelations that could help develop cures for malaria and other diseases. Ayala has long worked to foster dialogue between religion and science and said tension between the fields has subsided over time. In 1981, Ayala was an expert witness in a U.S. federal court challenge that helped overturn an Arkansas law mandating the teaching of creationism alongside evolution. Three years later,

PreParing For Passover Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men fill canisters with water at a well in Jerusalem. The water will be used to make matzoh, a traditional handmade unleavened bread eaten during the festival. Passover is a Jewish holy day and festival commemorating the ancient Hebrews’ deliverance from Egyptian slavery. The festival lasts from sunset Monday to nightfall April 5.

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the National Academy of Sciences asked Ayala to serve as principal author of “Science, Evolution and Creationism,” which categorically refuted creationism and intelligent design. As for his personal religious beliefs, Ayala said they have evolved, but he prefers to keep them private. The foundation has honored more traditional religious figures in the past, including Billy Graham, as well as scientists and philosophers. John M. Templeton, president of the foundation named for his late father, said Ayala was selected for his breadth and depth of analysis focused on discovery.

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TODAY • Christian Home M.B. — 6 p.m., Youth Explosion; Betty Pendleton: 601-634-0978; the Rev. Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. • Evans Family Benefit — 6 p.m., groups, choirs, soloists; 601-415-9718; Travelers Rest Baptist, 718 Bowmar Ave. • Grace Baptist — 10 a.m., egg hunt; 729 Hankinson Road. • Mount Zion M.B. No. 1 — 3 p.m., celebration for Chandra White, musician; Larry Brown, pastor; 920 Fifth North St. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 9 a.m., breakfast; the Rev. Joe Harris Jr., pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. • St. George Orthodox — 10 a.m., the Divine Liturgy of Lazarus; 5:30 p.m., Great Vespers for Palm Sunday; 2709 Washington St. • Stanfield New Life Christian — 3 p.m. Saturday; first sermons, Antonio and Veronica Cobbs; 1404 Lane St.

SUNDAY • Bovina Baptist — 4 p.m., egg hunt; 5293 U.S. 80. • Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. — 10 a.m., egg hunt; 13815 Oak Ridge Road. • Clover Valley M.B. — 2

Special and Holy Week eventS p.m., 153rd anniversary; the Rev. Dellie C. Robinson, guest speaker; Oak Chapel M.B., guest choir; Elder Clavorn Logan Sr., pastor; 7670 Mississippi 27. • Mount Alban M.B. — 4 p.m. Sunday; celebration for the Rev. Billy Bennett Sr.; Bishop Julian Lott, speaker; the Rev. Henry Taylor, pastor; 2385 Mount Alban Road. • Mount Carmel Ministries — 3 p.m., Family and Friends Day; 2015 Grove St. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Darryl Moore, speaker; 210 Villa Nova Road. • Porters Chapel U.M.C. — Noon, egg hunt and youth fundraiser meal; 200 Porters Chapel Road. • St. George Orthodox — 9:30 a.m., Matins for Palm Sunday; 10:30, the Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday; 7 p.m., Bridegroom Service; 2709 Washington St. • St. James M.B. No. 1/Mount Hebron M.B. — 2 p.m., appreciation service for the Rev. Willie J. White and wife; the Rev. David Brown, guest speaker;

400 Adams St. • Travis Chapel A.M.E. — 3 p.m., 132nd anniversary; the Rev. Beverly Baskin, guest speaker; 745 Hutson St. • Zion Traveler — 11 a.m., first sermon, Elbert Cox Jr.; 1701 Poplar St.

MONDAY • The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal — 12:05 p.m., Holy Week Ecumenical service/lunch; Matt Buckles, speaker; South and Monroe streets. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Henry Williams, speaker; 210 Villa Nova Road. • St. George Orthodox — 7 p.m., Bridegroom Service; 2709 Washington St.

TUESDAY • Crawford Street U.M.C. — 12:05 p.m., Holy Week ecumenical service/lunch; Tim Brown, speaker; 900 Crawford St. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and

Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Booker T. Smith; 210 Villa Nova Road. • St. George Orthodox — 7 p.m., Bridegroom Service; 2709 Washington St.

WEDNESDAY • First Baptist — 12:05 p.m., Holy Week ecumenical service/lunch; Cary Stockett, speaker; 1607 Cherry St. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. F. L. Blunt, guest speaker; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Frank Gardener, speaker; 210 Villa Nova. • St. George Orthodox — 7 p.m., Anointing of the Sick; 2709 Washington St. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7:15 p.m., Three Crosses of Calvary; the Rev. Edward Cook, speaker; the Rev. Thomas Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave.

ThURSDAY • First Presbyterian — 12:05 p.m., Holy Week ecumenical

service/lunch; Michael Nation, speaker; 1607 Cherry St. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. F. L. Blunt, guest speaker; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Dr. • Lutheran Church of the Messiah — 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday; 301 Cain Ridge Road. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Gregory Butler, speaker; 210 Villa Nova Road. • St. George Orthodox — 7 a.m., Divine Liturgy; 7 p.m., Passion Gospels; 2709 Washington St. • St. Michael — 7 p.m., Holy Thursday; 100 St. Michael Place. • St. Paul Catholic — 7 p.m., Holy Thursday, Lord’s Supper; 713 Crawford St. • St. Paul M.B. — 6 p.m., Seven Last Sayings of Christ; Dr. Michael R. Reed, pastor; 1413 Elm St. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 7:15, Three Crosses of Calvary; the Rev. Mincer Minor, speaker; the Rev. Thomas Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave. See Events, Page B4.


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church events Antioch Baptist Sunday services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Berachah Activities at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., followed at 10:30 by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8. Women’s Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 7. Second Watch prayer is from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday. Roger Cresswell is pastor.

Bethel A.M.E. Services at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 805 Monroe St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Membership training is 10 a.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. day following the service. The Rev. Quincy Jones is pastor.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Mattie Brown, superintendent. Communion service is each fourth Sunday. Covenant meeting is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Fifth Sunday services are at 11:30 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsals are at 7 p.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Saturdays before the fourth Sunday. Usher meeting is each fourth Sunday after the service. Radio ministry is at 7:30 a.m. Sundays with the Rev. David Brown Jr., pastor, on station 1680 AM. Kevin Winters is musician.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school led by Larry Oakes. Worship is at 11 with the sanctuary choir, led by minister of music Jerry Stuart, singing and the Rev. Jess Sumrall, pastor, delivering the message. Donna Harper is pianist. Bobbie Bruce is organist. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Movie night begins at 5. Wednesday night supper is at 5, with youth choir rehearsal at 5:30. Prayer service, children’s choir and youth Bible study begin at 6. Adult choir rehearsal is at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Palm Sunday breakfast, followed at 9:30 with a sermon and special time for children. On Friday, the Tenebrae service begins at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship followed by Bowmar University, junior and senior high and children’s lifegroups at 9:20. Creative worship for families and Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (grades 1-6) and junior high worship begin at 10:30. Senior high worship begins at 6 p.m. Sign language for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Adult Growth Groups meet throughout the week.

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Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney, and Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Evening worship is canceled. Wednesday evening prayer begins at 6 at the Oak Ridge Road home of James Wiltcher.The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin with Bible classes at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, speaking. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening service begins at 6 with the congregation singing, with an emphasis on new songs. Bible classes are at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For transportation or a free home Bible study or free Bible correspondence course, call 601-638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with J. Macon Phillips, pastor, delivering the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 3:30 with choir practice. Discipleship Training is at 5. Worship is at 6 with the Lord’s Supper and special music by the sanctuary choir and soloists. A cake-andpunch fellowship will follow. Ladies ministry begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Children’s activities with Bible drills for grades 4-6, Youth-the-Gathering and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Calvary Baptist Services at Calvary Baptist, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 a.m. each first Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday, covenant is each fourth Sunday and worship services are each fifth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Toni Green is musician. Nathaniel Williams is choir director. Johnny May Marble is choir president. Rudy L. Smith is associate minister.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. On Wednesday, Midday Bible study is at 11:30 a.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30. Wednesday Night Live worship is at 6:30 p.m. each first Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice is at 9. People will gather in the Parish Hall prior to both services for the procession of the palms. Youth Sunday school will join the 10 a.m. service, during which child care is provided. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the parish hall. Maundy Thursday service begins at 6 p.m. in the nave, and Good Friday service at 12:15 p.m. in the nave.

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 25:13 • When I was in college I remember cramming for my final exams. Now, I know that wasn’t always the best way, but sometimes it was all I could do with the busy schedule I carried. If I didn’t stay up, it was almost impossible to keep up, so I had to cram. Have you ever done that? • Jesus tells us to be ready for his return because it may happen at any time. Are you ready? If you read the writings of the Apostle Paul, you will learn that he wanted to always be ready for Christ’s return. • Paul was not a citizen of Earth trying to get to heaven. He was a citizen of heaven only sojourning here on Earth. And he was ready to go whenever God called.

• Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: http://www.lwf.org

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 1431 Ballground Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 11. Bobby Jones will deliver the message.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Eric Welch will present the lessons for worship at 10 a.m. The young men will conduct the 6:30 p.m. service. Ladies Bible class begins at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, and Bible classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. For a free correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601-636-4801.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will celebrate the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30 with the Passion Gospel According to Luke. The Rev. Michael C. Nation will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir rehearsal begins at 9, and Sunday school at 9:15. Youth meeting begins at 5 p.m. Sunday at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. Holy Eucharist begins at 7 a.m. Monday-Wednesday. A Holy Week Ecumenical service/lunch will be at 12:05 p.m.: Monday at Holy Trinity with Matt Buckles leading; Tuesday at Crawford Street United Methodist with Tim Brown; Wednesday at First Baptist with Cary Stockett; and Thursday at First Presbyterian with Nation. Lunch Bunch group begins at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday. Pilates is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Wednesday evening prayer begins at 5:35, followed by congregational supper at 6. Daughters of the King begins at 6:30. Maudy Thursday Holy Eucharist begins at 7 p.m. On Friday, Stations of the Cross is at 7 and 9 a.m. Good Friday Holy Eucharist begins at 12:05 p.m.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Pantry donations are taken each second Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. Devotional services, led by the women’s ministry, are each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. each Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-6382070.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at

9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, confirmation class and a confirmation parents meeting. Chancel choir and orchestra rehearsal are at 9. The chancel choir will present the Easter cantata, “The Seven Last Words of Christ,” at 10:55. MAD Sunday and UMYF meet today at 5. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The noon Holy Week service will be: Monday at Holy Trinity; Tuesday at Crawford Street United Methodist; Wednesday at First Baptist; and Thursday at First Presbyterian. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotional begin at 6:50 a.m., and the administrative board will meet at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Bible study is at 10 a.m. Choir rehearsal is at 7. On Thursday, dinner begins at 5:15. Maundy Thursday service begins at 6 p.m.

Eagle Lake Baptist Activities at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the messages. Wednesday prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Sunday worship at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, begins at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Fellowship time follows, and Sunday school is at 10:19. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. The Lenten Bible study concludes at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Joy Prayer Circle will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Maudy Thursday service is at 7 p.m. Easter sunrise service is at 6:30 at the Sunset View Pavilion with worship at the church at 9. Call 601-218-6255.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 5:30 p.m. David Brown Jr. is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Choir practice begins at 9:15. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. All services are led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best.

Family Life Cathedral Services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11.Tutoring classes are from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. MondayThursday. Friday early morning prayer is from 6 to 9. Call 601-629-3900, 601-638-

3433 or e-mail flcoasisoflove@cablelynx.com. Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Ron Meeks, special guest, delivering the message. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Evening worship begins at 6. On Monday, Life Hurts/God Heals for students begins at 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare, DivorceCare and Celebration Station begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a second language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Holy Week service in the fellowship hall at noon; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and preschool and children’s choirs at 5. Church family time is at 5:50; English as a second language at 6; adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal at 6:15; and family night supper is from 4:45 to 6. On Friday, Celebrate Recovery meets at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Lord’s worship service begins at 7 p.m.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45 with Dr. David Felty leading. The chancel choir will present the anthem. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated each Sunday. Choir rehearsal will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Maundy Thursday service begins at 7. Good Friday service begins at 12:10.

First Church of the Nazarene Services at First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50 with Fred Cook preaching. Music is led by Dwain Butler. Evening service begins at 6. Midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m.

First Methodist Protestant Services at First Methodist Protestant Church, 500 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Robert C. Andrews, pastor, delivering the message. Children’s church is led by Daphne Bagley. Wednesday night adult Bible study, children’s choir and youth and young adult Bible study begin at 6. A nursery is provided during Bible study.

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 9:30 a.m. with worship led by the Rev. Tim Brown. The children will present “The Tale of Three Trees”; Sharon Penley, choir director, will sing. Sunday school is at 10:45. The organist is Barbara Tracy. On Monday, Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m., and Al Anon at noon. On Wednesday, confirmation class begins at 4 p.m.; junior and senior high Bible study at 6; and choir at 7. On Thursday, Devotional Lunch begins at noon. Maudy Thursday service and Communion begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, Meals on Wheels will meet at 10:45 a.m.

Gibson Memorial U.M.C. Services at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the choir presenting the Easter cantata. The Rev. Greg Hazelrig is pastor.

Paul Ballard is worship leader. The Dabney Bible Class is at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Bell choir practice begins at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Good Friday service begins at 7 p.m.

Goodrum Baptist Services at Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Mike Pennock will deliver the message. Jack Hollingsworth will lead the music.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 729 Hankinson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Bryan Abel, pastor, delivering the message. Hubert Stroud will lead the music. Deacons meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. Evening services begin at 5:30 with Discipleship Training, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, GAs, RAs, youth-adult Bible study are at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin with worship at 8:30 a.m. Fourth Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:15 a.m. Fifth Sunday services are at 10. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible class and fellowship are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer requests, call 601218-3911. C.J. Williams is music minister. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Services at Greater Mount Lebanon M.B. Church, 339 Alpine St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Worship and Communion services are at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Curtis Ross is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. The inspirational choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Monday after the first Sunday. GMZ mass choir rehearses at 6:30 each fourth Monday before the first Sunday. The usher board meets at 3 p.m. each second Saturday. The male chorus rehearses at 1 p.m. each first and fourth Saturday. Women’s ministry meets at 6:30 each first and third Tuesday. Recordings of worship services are available from Jesse Trotter. Transportation is available by calling 601-636-0826. Gregory Butler is pastor.

Greater Oak Grove Services at Greater Oak Grove, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Services at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 7:30 a.m. with a trustees meetContined on Page B3.


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church events Church events Continued from Page B2. ing. Sunday school begins at 8:45 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Bible study for adults begins at 5. Snack supper begins at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is available. On Monday, Feeding the Homeless meets at 5 p.m., Cub Scouts at 6 and Boy Scouts at 7. On Tuesday, prayer group meets at 6. On Wednesday, prayer service is at 6:30 p.m., and chancel choir is at 7. On Thursday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Maudy Thursday and Good Friday services begin at 6:30 p.m.

Holy Cross Anglican Services for Palm Sunday of Lent at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St., begin at 9 with morning prayer. Bible study begins at 9:30 and continues with the Sermon on the Mount. Holy Communion using the “1928 Book of Common Prayer” is at 10:30 with the Rev. Mark Bleakley, rector, officiating. Baptized Christians may participate in Communion. Child care is provided.

Hopewell Baptist Sunday services at Hopewell Baptist Church, 5336 U.S. 61 South, begin at 11:30 a.m. with worship led by Paula Lyons, pastor. Worship with Communion, led by pastor Jesse Brown, is each second Sunday at 4 p.m.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 5 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6. On Thursday, Men of Prosperity meets at 5:30 p.m., and choir rehearsal is at 7. Singles Supporting Singles meets at 7 p.m. Friday. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT16, at 6 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11.

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by revival service and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Discipleship training and preschool choir begin at 5 p.m., followed by evening worship at 6. Revival this week will feature evangelist Richard Holden of Atlanta and former Vicksburg resident Jerry Peagler of Brookhaven. Services are at 7 p.m. MondayWednesday. Wednesday evening classes this week are canceled. Billy Brumfield is pastor.

Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each Sunday. Worship and Communion are at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

King David M.B. No. 1 Services at King David M.B. No. 1 Church, 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jannie Dishmon, superintendent. Communion service is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Usher Board meeting is at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative woman’s ministry is at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings

Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening services are at 5 each first and third Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday. Girl Scouts meets at 3:30 p.m. each second Sunday. At 6 p.m. April 17, the play “Silly Women” will be presented by Break the Curse Ministries. Admission is free. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Activities at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 5:30 tonight with supper. Services begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and the 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Men’s prayer is at 5:30 p.m., and worship is at 6 with special music. Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor.

Locust Grove M.B. Worship and Communion at Locust Grove M.B. Church, 472 Stenson Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert L. Miller delivering the message. Communion is at 10:30 a.m. each second Sunday. Fifth Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. weekly except the second. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Lutheran Church of the Messiah Palm Sunday will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road. Sunday school is at 10:30. Holy Week divine services will be: Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m.; Good Friday at noon; Saturday Easter Vigil at 7:30 p.m.; Easter Sunday at 9 a.m. Visit www.lutheranchurchofthemessiah.org or call 601-636-1894.

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Grace Brown. Communion services are at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is during third-Sunday services. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. On Thursday, the Passover meal begins at 6 p.m. Musicians are Shirley ColemanHarris and Charlie Gross. The Rev. Rudy Smith is pastor.

Mount Alban M.B. Sunday services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship is each second Sunday; youth service is each Fifth Sunday; all start at 11. Praise and worship are at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 5:30 p.m. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev.

Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is at 11 each second and third Sunday. Services are at 8 a.m. each fifth Sunday. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursdays. Junior choir rehearses from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. each Saturday before the first and third Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601-636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2729 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement each second Sunday; worship and testimony service each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s Bible study/ prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Senior choir rehearsal is at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is 1 p.m. each fourth Saturday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. each second Monday and fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor on Bowman Street. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Ministries Services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members training. Worship with Communion is at 11 each first Sunday. Musicians rehearse at 6 p.m. Monday. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearses at noon Saturdays before the first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bible class (bring lunch) is at noon Thursdays, and men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m.

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Baptist Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Hilda Y. White, acting superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is at 11 each first Sunday. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Senior choir rehearsal is at 2 p.m. each first Saturday. Youth choir rehearses at 12:30 p.m. each second Saturday. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community,

begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 weekly. Communion is each third Sunday. Tuesday Bible study begins at 6:15 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Northside Baptist

Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday; both begin at 11. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Children’s church and worship are at 11 and are led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, followed by dinner on the grounds. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids’ Time, followed by Youth Explosion and service at 6. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6:30 with women’s Mission Study, men’s Bible Study and GAs, followed by Bible study and prayer time at 7. An Easter egg hunt begins at 3 p.m. Friday.

Mount Zion M.B. No. 1

Oak Chapel

Activities at Mount Zion M.B, No. 1 Church, 920 Fifth North St., begin today at 3 with a musician appreciation celebration for Chandra White. Services begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Holy Communion is each first Sunday. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible study, led by Larry Brown, pastor.

Services at Oak Chapel M.B. Church, 8140 Freetown Road, begin with Sunday school at 10 a.m. led by Charles Winston, deacon and superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first, third and fifth Sunday. Holy Communion is each third Sunday. Youth church is each fifth Sunday. Choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the fifth Sunday and at 6 p.m. each Wednesday before the first and third Sunday. Dellie C. Robinson is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim

Narrow Way M.B. Services at Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is observed each first Sunday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

Oakland Baptist

Services at New Beginning Full Deliverance Ministries, 1890 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, begin at 9:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:15. Christian Education Class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Clarence and Lavern Walsh are senior pastors. Call 601454-2062. Michelle King is pastor. Call 601-301-0586.

Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Children’s church and worship begin at 10:45 with special music by youths. Music is led by Lanny McCann. Justin Rhodes, pastor, will deliver both messages of the day. The Beth Moore series continues at 5. Evening worship begins at 6, followed by a fellowship. On Wednesday, S.W.A.T. youth class will meet at 6:15 p.m., Awana will meet at 6:30 and include Red Night activities. Prayer service is at 7.

New Dimension World

Open Door Bible

Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., are at 11 a.m. Sundays. Morning services can be watched on www.NDWorld.org. Family prayer is at 6:45 p.m. each Tuesday, followed by Tuesday Night Touch, a question and answer Bible study, at 7. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor.

Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:15. Youth and adult classes are offered. Call 601-638-2536.

New Beginning

New Mount Pilgrim Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. Communion services are at 11 with the pastor’s anniversary being celebrated. Second Sunday services are at 11 a.m. Covenant is after Sunday school each third Sunday. Christian education class begins at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, prayer meeting is at 6 p.m., followed by a Bible study led by the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jacqueline Griffin is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon or call 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Services at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, Mississippi 27 North, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Marshall Harris, superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. James O. Bowman is pastor. T.L. Moore is associate minister.

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by praise and worship at 10:45.Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors.

Pleasant Green Baptist Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. The Rev. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school weekly. Worship with Communion is at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship without is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study are at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Edward Wheeler, deacon, followed by worship at 11. A nursery for children as old as 4 is provided for Sunday morn-

ing services. Men’s program begins at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, Bible Institute begins at 7. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school led by Silas Bright. Worship with Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Worship is at 11:30 each third Sunday. On Tuesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal is at 5:30 p.m. each Friday before the first Sunday and at 11:30 a.m. each Saturday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary is at 6:30 p.m. each Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Palm Sunday and the sixth Sunday in Lent at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Holy Thursday service begins at 6 p.m. Good Friday service begins at 6 p.m. Professional counseling is offered through Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St.

Porters Chapel U.M.C.

Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early informal service, followed by the Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon, and Ken Warren will lead the music. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Lenten luncheon begins at noon with Dr. Bob Ford leading. Good Friday service begins at 6 p.m.

Redbone U.M.C. Sunday school at Redbone United Methodist Church, Redbone Road, begins at 10 a.m. Worship is at 11. The program will be called The City That Broke God’s Heart. The Rev. Thomas M. Shreve is pastor.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Palm Sunday worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. The youth will lead the procession of palms and have a special time in the service. Rachel and Branna Neumann will be acolytes. Johnny and Christopher Lee will be ushers. On Wednesday, Kidz Klub will meet at 3 p.m. for an Easter egg hunt. Adult choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. Maudy Thursday worship is at 5:30 p.m.

Refuge Services for Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Word Power for all ages, followed by praise and worship at 10:45 led by Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, senior pastor, will preach. Kidz Construction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church at 11. Special music will be provided by Fran Graham and Liz Dobbins. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver the messages of the day. Sunday evening worship is at 6, followed by Contined on Page B4.


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church events Church events Continued from Page B3. dinner in the fellowship hall. On Tuesday, group prayer begins at 10 a.m. Bible study/ prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Flowering of the Cross will be Easter Sunday. Evening services are canceled.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Sunday of the Passion, Palm Sunday, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina, begin with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, at 8:30 a.m. Choir practice led by Joan H. Leese, organist and choirmaster, is at 9:30. Christian Education is at 10. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating. Child care is provided during the 11 a.m. service. Coffee and fellowship follow both services. Holy Week services include daily morning prayer at 8:30, and the church will be open for quiet time throughout the day. On Wednesday and Maundy Thursday, Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Good Friday services include contemplative prayer from noon to 3 p.m. and a service at 6.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Divine Liturgy of Lazarus Saturday at 10 today; Great Vespers for Palm Sunday at 5:30 tonight; Matins for Palm Sunday and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; The Divine Liturgy for Palm Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; The Bridegroom service at 7 p.m. SundayTuesday; Anointing of the Sick at 7 p.m. Wednesday; The Divine Liturgy Thursday at 7 a.m.; The Passion Gospels Thursday at 7 p.m.; The Royal Hours Friday at 10 a.m.; the Vespers of the Descent from the Cross Friday at 3:30 p.m.; The Lamentations Service Friday at 7 p.m.; The Divine Liturgy April 3 at 10 a.m.; The Rush Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ April 3 at 10 p.m.; and The Agape Vespers April 4 at 3 p.m. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor.

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturdays. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7

Events Continued from Page B1.

• Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7 p.m., camp meeting; apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, overseer; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

FRIDAY • The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal — 7 and 9 a.m., Stations of the Cross; South and Monroe streets. • Family Life Cathedral — Noon-5 p.m., Youth Fest; Betty J. Tyler, pastor; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.; 601-218-5629. • Lutheran Church of the

p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Fridays, followed by an evangelism service each first and third Friday. Choir rehearsal is at 8 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship and fellowship services begin at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with music by the senior choir. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday with the Rev. J.D. MaGee leading during March. Judith T. Hodge is musician.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. Mondays. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. Holy Thursday Mass for the Paschal Triduum of the Lord is at 7 p.m. Good Friday Mass is at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday Mass is at 8 p.m. The Sacrament of Penance is at 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. CCD/ CYO classes are each Sunday after Mass. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Palm Sunday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., begins at 10:30 a.m. with the procession of Palms and Holy Eucharist. The Rev. Denny Allman will narrate the Passion Gospel and bring the message. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Wednesday Holy Week services will be in the parish hall with a special presentation by Eunice Lewis. Maudy Thursday services begin at 6 p.m. with Allman bringing the message and serving at the Eucharist. The Altar Guild will strip the altar after Eucharist. Good Friday services begin at noon with Allman bringing the message and serving at the Eucharist from reserved Sacraments.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate Palm Sunday. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 tonight and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is celebrated from 4:30 to 5 p.m. each Saturday. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Holy Week Mass will be: Holy Thursday at 7 p.m.; Good Friday at 7 p.m. and Easter Vigil at 8 p.m.; and Easter Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish.

Messiah — Noon, Good Friday; 301 Cain Ridge Road. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., revival; the Rev. F. L. Blunt, guest speaker; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Greater Mount Zion M.B. — 7 p.m., youth and praise program; Gregory Butler, pastor; Maxine Graham, 601-2188435; 907 Farmer St. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Robert Miller, speaker; 210 Villa Nova Road. • St. George Orthodox — 10

St. Paul Services at St. Paul, 437 Tiffintown Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each second Sunday. Children’s church for ages 2-12 is each Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. each Thursday, followed by Bible study at 6:30. Women’s discipleship classes are at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday before the first and third Sunday. Tyrone Dixon is pastor.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate Palm/Passion Sunday. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary and Sacrament of Reconciliation are at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday. RCIA will not meet Wednesday. Holy Week Services will be: Thursday at 7 p.m., the Lord’s Supper; Good Friday at noon, Way of the Cross and Celebration of the Lord’s Passion at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 8 p.m., Easter Vigil; and Easter Sunday Mass at 10:30 a.m.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school weekly. Worship begins at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Sunday services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. George Kennedy is superintendent. Covenant meeting is at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the third Sunday. Bible study is each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones is pastor.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin today at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Dinner will be served each day. Elder Neil Phelan Jr. of Donaldson, Ark., will be the guest speaker. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Soul Saving M.B. Services at Soul Saving M.B. Church, 522 Locust St., begin at 12:30 p.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 1:30. Communion services are at 1:30 each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Jessie L. Jones is pastor.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50 with Greg Clemts, pastor, speaking. Andrew Clemts, interim song

a.m., Royal Hours; 3:30 p.m., Vespers of the Descent from the Cross; 7 p.m., Lamentations service; 2709 Washington St. • St. Michael — 7 p.m., Good Friday; 8, Easter Vigil; 100 St. Michael Place. • St. Paul Catholic — Noon, Way of the Cross; 7 p.m., Celebration of the Lord’s Passion; 713 Crawford St. • Soul Saving M.B. — 5 p.m., Good Friday service; the Revs. Joseph Smith, Andrew Cook, Booker T. Smith, James Williams; the Rev. Jessie L. Jones, pastor; 522 Locust St. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 6:30 p.m., Three Crosses

director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m.; Bible study at 5; and worship is at 6 with the Warren family singing. Prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m.

urday. Men’s Fraternity is at 8 a.m. each first Saturday. Wednesday services begin at 6 p.m. and include Elevate Your Life classes, 24/7 youth ministries and Kingdom Kids church. Good Friday service begins at 7 p.m. Easter services will be at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. A nursery is provided.

Springhill M.B.

Triumphant Baptist

Services at Springhill M.B. Church, 815 Mission 66, begin with worship at 9 a.m. each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald Anderson is pastor.

Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601218-1319. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 each Sunday morning. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Outreach is Mondays and Fridays. Men and women ministries meet each Monday and Tuesday after the fourth Sunday.

Temple of Empowerment Sunday services at Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin with worship at 9 a.m. Communion is each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. Children’s church for grades 1-6 is provided. Music is provided by Men of Purpose. The deacons ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study/ prayer is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Midweek Bible study/prayer begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Inspirational choir rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. each second Wednesday. United Voices of Worship rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

Trinity Baptist Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:45. Turning Point begins at 4:45 p.m., followed by worship at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3 p.m. A meal will be served at 5. The Gathering and Age graded studies begin at 6. Choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor. Tim Goodson is minister of music and youths.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with pre-service prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with Mike Fields, pastor, bringing the message. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Sat-

of Calvary; the Rev. Walter Weathersby, speaker; “A Witness for the King,” skit; the Rev. Thomas Bernard, pastor; 718 Bowmar Ave. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7 p.m., spring camp meeting; apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, overseer; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

APRIL 3 • Bethlehem Baptist — 7 p.m., The Seven Last Sayings of Christ from the Cross; the Revs. Isaiah Ross, Willie White, Charles Blackmore, Willie J. Jones, Edmond Gibbs, Bryon Maxwell, Dr. Michael R. Reed

WC Ministers Alliance Warren County Ministers Alliance meets at 9:30 a.m. each Saturday at the E.D. Straughter Building on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The aim is to benefit ministers and discuss Sunday school lessons. Robert L. Miller is moderator.

Warrenton Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, delivering the message. P.J. Griffing will lead the singing. Junior church is during worship with Scott Audirsch, youth pastor. Evening worship begins at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. On Wednesday, prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis delivering the message and a special time of prayer.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by the Easter cantata at 11 with Jason Wooley, pastor, speaking. Evening worship begins at 6. A nursery is provided. Wednesday prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. A nursery is not provided for this service.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Scott Reiber, pastor, preaching. Elder Jim Harrison will assist. Youths meet at 4:30 p.m. Evening worship begins at 6 with Reiber preaching. Bob LaBarre will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is organist.

Sr. and David Brown Jr.; guest musician, Andre Voss; 3055 N. Washington St. • Gibson Memorial U.M.C. — 10 a.m., egg hunt; 335 Oak Ridge Road. • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7 p.m., Easter cantata; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • Lutheran Church of the Messiah — 7:30 p.m., Easter vigil; 301 Cain Ridge Road. • Mount Olive M.B. — 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Walter Weathersby, speaker; 210 Villa Nova Road.

On Wednesday, bell choir is at 5:15 p.m., followed by adult choir at 6. Prayer/Bible study is at 7:15.

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. The message will be delivered by Bob Conrad, pastor. Sunday evening service is at 5, followed by the monthly birthday/anniversary fellowship. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Brotherhood and Women’s Missionary Auxiliary meeting.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Devin Rost is minister of students. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM. Awana meets at 4:45 p.m. Sunday, and evening service and youth Bible study begins at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family activities begin with supper at 5 p.m. Reservation deadline is noon Tuesday. Children’s missions and music are at 5:40. Youth Underground Connections and worship are at 6. The sanctuary choir will practice at 7.

Word of Faith Services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 1201 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. On Wednesday, Glorify God youth ministry begins at 7 p.m. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Kevin E. Wright is founder. Call 601-638-2500.

Worship Christian Center Services at Worship Christian Center, 3735 Fisher Ferry Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 11. On Wednesdays, G2R Praise Choir practice is at 4:30 p.m. and Bible study is at 6. Praise practice is at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Malcolm Goodman is pastor.

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Traveler M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Elbert Cox Jr., deacon, is assistant superintendent. The following activities begin at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday; youth ministry each fifth Sunday. Choir practice is held on Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday followed by Bible study at 6. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.

• St. George Orthodox — 10 p.m., The Rush Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ; 2709 Washington St. • St. Michael — 8 p.m., Easter vigil; 100 St. Michael Place. • St. Paul Catholic — 8 p.m., Easter vigil; 713 Crawford St. • St. Peter A.M.E. — 6 a.m., 24-hour prayer vigil; LaVada Frazier, 601-437-5426; 409 Church St., Port Gibson. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 7 p.m., spring camp meeting; apostle Letha Butler, speaker; Bishop Johnny E. Gibson, overseer; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.


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

march madness 3:30 p.m. cBS - Butler vs. Kansas St. 6 p.m. cBS - West Virginia vs. Kentucky NcAA roundup/c4

Jason heyward will start with Braves Spring sensation will start 2010 in right field. Story/ c3

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL VHS hosts Madison Central Today, 1 PCA hosts University Christian Today, Noon WC at Port Gibson Today, 3

PREP SOFTBALL St. Al at Brookhaven tournament Today, TBA

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3:30 p.m. cBS - Butler tries to earn its first-ever berth in the NCAA Elite 8 in the opener against Kansas State, while Kentucky battles West Virginia in the nightcap.

WHO’S HOT PIERSON WARING St. Aloysius shortstop went 4-for-4 with a grand slam, two solo home runs and a double and drove in six runs as St. Al ripped West Lincoln 19-0 on Friday.

SIDELINES Lowe pitches Braves to win over Tigers KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Derek Lowe pitched six effective innings to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday. Lowe allowed two runs, one earned, and eight hits. Atlanta’s scheduled opening-day starter struck out four and walked none. Brian McCann raised his average to .500 by going 2-for-3 for the Braves. Nate McLouth had two hits and two RBIs, and is 4-for-9 in his past three games after a 1-for-35 start. Justin Verlander, scheduled to start on opening day for Detroit, wasn’t quite as sharp as Lowe. The 19-game winner in 2009 gave up three runs and six hits in 5 2-3 innings. He also struck out three, walked one and committed a balk while throwing 85 pitches. Brian McCann raised his average to .500 by going 2-for-3 for the Braves.

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La. Pick 3: 5-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-5-5-7 Weekly results: c2

Warren Central shocks Clinton

Waddell mystifies Hornets in victory From staff reports

By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com Clinton had it and then they didn’t. Clinton center fielder Akiko Thompson could not hold on to a running grab of Warren Central outfielder Dee White’s drive with two on and two outs in the bottom of the seventh. The ball dropped out of Thompson’s glove and rolled to the fence, allowing all three runs to score and give the charmed Vikings an improbable 6-5 win over Clinton Friday night at Viking Field. “I knew I hit it good, and all I had on my mind was going to third base. If he caught it, he caught it,” White said. “When the (relay) throw went past third, I knew I was going home.” White’s run touched off a wild celebration for the Vikings as sirens wailed. Clinton was left in stoned disbelief.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Warren central’s Dylan Wooten makes contact during Friday’s game against clinton. “We gave it away,” Clinton coach Eddie Lofton said. Lofton felt especially bad for his starting pitcher Andrew Gunn. For five innings, Gunn had the Vikings handcuffed on just one hit and no runs. “Andrew Gunn didn’t deserve what happened to him,” Lofton fumed. For Warren Central coach Josh Abraham, the Vikings’ two-out rally was a testament to play to the bitter

end. “We’ve been teaching these kids about mental toughness. To grind and to fight to the last out. Our guys didn’t quit. Even when they doubled us up to start the inning, we didn’t give up. We still fought and to me, that is a mark of a championship team,” Abraham said. The win was huge for Warren Central (9-7, 3-0 DiviSee WC, Page C4.

The way Vicksburg pitcher Cody Waddell was mixing up his fastball and curve, there was little chance GreenvilleWeston would get anything started against him. The right-hander improved to 3-0, striking out five and allowing only two hits with no walks, to pace the Gators to a 10-0 win over visiting Greenville-Weston on Friday at Bazinsky Field. “I thought Cody did an outstanding job on the mound,” Vicksburg coach Jamie Creel said. “He threw the ball with more velocity than he’s thrown the ball with all year and he’s only going to continue to get better.” Waddell got plenty of run support behind him. The Gators (8-6) wasted little time in the bottom of the first. Jonathan Clay singled home the first Gator run and Jacob Thomas later grounded out to drive in another as Vicksburg put two on the board after one. In the Vicksburg third, the Gators blew open the contest. RBI singles by Waddell and Justin Pettway were the highlights as the Gators hung five runs on the board

pREp baSEbaLL to take a commanding 7-0 advantage. The Gators added another run in the fourth as Keaton Jones supplied an RBI single. In the fifth, the Gators closed out the contest. An error, a dropped third strike and a walk loaded the bases and another error allowed two to score to end the contest. Clay and Jones had two singles apiece for Vicksburg, which will face Madison Central today at Bazinsky Field at 1 p.m.

St. Aloysius 19, West Lincoln 0 Pierson Waring had a career-high six RBIs with a grand slam, two solo bombs and a double to pace St. Al to a rout of Division 7-1A foe West Lincoln. Stephen Evans and Josh Eargle each had three-run home runs. Both Reed Evans and Blake Haygood singled and doubled for St. Al (11-0, 4-0). Stephen Evans improved to 6-0, striking out three in a two-inning, no-hit stint. Blake Haygood finished the final two innings on the mound.

2010 NCAA TourNAmeNT

Volunteers make Elite 8

By The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS — One Evan Turner is pretty good. Five Tennessee Volunteers are even better. Brian Williams scored the go-ahead basket on a tip-in with 32 seconds left, Bobby Maze converted a pair of late free throws and J.P. Prince blocked a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer Friday night, leading Tennessee past Ohio State 76-73 and into the NCAA tournament’s round of eight for the first time. Wayne Chism finished with 22 points — all but four in the second half — and 11 rebounds for the sixthseeded Volunteers (28-8), who pulled out a back-andforth tussle in the Midwest Regional semifinals. As the final buzzer sounded, Tennessee players let out screams of joy and sprinted onto the court. Few expected this from the Vols considering where they were on Jan. 1. Tyler Smith, the team’s leading scorer last season, was dismissed from the team and Williams, Cameron Tatum and Melvin Goins were suspended after a gun and marijuana were found during traffic stop. But nine days later, Tennessee stunned then-No. 1 Kansas, and the Vols emerged as an even stronger team. Now, they’re one win from the Final Four. “It sounds real good, and we’re livin’ it up right now,” Chism said. Tennessee will play Sunday against the winner of Friday night’s game between Northern Iowa and Michigan State. For the Buckeyes, it’s an opportunity lost. No one appeared to benefit more than Ohio State (29-8) when No. 1 overall seed Kansas was upset by Northern Iowa in the second round. Add in third-seeded Georgetown’s first-round loss and fourthseeded Maryland’s loss last weekend, and Ohio State had what looked like a clear path

Baylor’s Quincy Acy, left, dunks against Saint Mary’s Matthew Dellavedova during the second half Friday. Baylor defeated Saint Mary’s 72-49.

Bears smoke Gaels By The Associated Press

These Buckeyes do have Turner. But it’s a game of 5-on-5, not 1-on-5. After making only three baskets in the first half — including Ohio State’s last with 22 seconds left — Turner surpassed that output in the first 5:12 of the second half. Lighty finally gave him some help, scoring on a layup to put Ohio State in front 59-56 with 7:37 to play. But Tennessee responded with a 12-4 run, getting contributions from four different

HOUSTON — LaceDarius Dunn, Tweety Carter and Baylor had all the fun Friday night, ending what had been an entertaining NCAA tournament ride for Omar Samhan and surprising Saint Mary’s. Dunn and Carter both made 3-pointers on their first shots and later combined for a highlight ally-oop dunk as Baylor rushed to a huge lead and romped 72-49 in the South Regional semifinals. The third-seeded Bears (28-7) led 46-17 at halftime and could begin looking ahead to Sunday, when they will play for a chance at their first Final Four since 1950, when there were only eight teams in the field. More impressive for Baylor, it is another inspiring step in redemption nearly seven years after coach Scott Drew

See Tennessee, Page C4.

See Baylor, Page C4.

The associaTed Press

Tennessee’s J.P. Prince shoots over Ohio State’s Dallas Lauderdale Friday.

COLLEgE baSkETbaLL to its second Final Four in four years. To get there, though, the Buckeyes needed more than Turner, a leading contender for national player of the year honors. “I told our team, ‘It’s our team vs. their six,”’ Volunteers coach Bruce Pearl said. “We were a better 10 than their six.” Turner finished with 31 points, 21 in the second half, but the rest of the Buckeyes

were just 3-of-16 from the field in the second half. Jon Diebler, so big for Ohio State in the first two rounds, shot 1-of-7 from 3-point range. William Buford scored 15 points and David Lighty added nine. Ohio State had won four of its previous five meetings against Tennessee, including a matchup in the 2007 regional semifinals. But these Buckeyes are far different from that squad, which featured an NBA-caliber roster that included Greg Oden, Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook.


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Saturday, March 27, 2010

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, practice for Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. 10:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, final practice for Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 1 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, Kroger 250, at Martinsville, Va. 12:30 a.m. Speed - Formula One, Australian Grand Prix BOXING 9:30 p.m. HBO - Joan Guzman (290-1) vs. Ali Funeka (30-2-3), for vacant IBF lightweight title; champion Marcos Rene Maidana (27-1-0) vs. Victor Cayo (24-0-0), for WBA World junior welterweight title COLLEGE SOFTBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 - Florida at Alabama GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Open de Andalucia Noon TGC - Champions Tour, The Cap Cana Championship 1:30 p.m. NBC - PGA Tour, Arnold Palmer Invitational 5:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Kia Classic HORSE RACING 4 p.m. USA - NTRA, Louisiana Derby and Lane’s End Stakes MLB PRESEASON 3 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego COLLEGE BASEBALL 2 p.m. FSN - LSU at Tennessee COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon CBS - NCAA Division II championship game, Cal Poly vs. Indiana (Pa.) 3:30 p.m. CBS - West Virginia vs. Kentucky 6 p.m. CBS - Butler vs. Kansas St. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN - NCAA Tournament, Tennessee vs. Baylor 1 p.m. ESPN - NCAA Tournament, San Diego State vs. Duke 8 p.m. ESPN - NCAA Tournament, Georgia vs. Stanford 10:30 p.m. ESPN2 - NCAA Tournament, Gonzaga vs. Xavier NBA 6 p.m. WGN - New Jersey at Chicago RODEO 7 p.m. Versus - PBR, Ty Murray Invitational, at Albuquerque, N.M. SOCCER 5:55 p.m. ESPN - MLS, Chicago at New York TENNIS Noon FSN - Sony Ericsson Open 7 p.m. FSN - Sony Ericsson Open

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from staff & AP reports

PREP TENNIS Vicksburg netters improve to 7-1 Vicksburg clipped Terry 5-2 to improve to 5-1. Winners for the Gators were: Fritz Valerio by default; Christine Figueroa 6-0, 6-0; Perry Wolfe and Perry Tolliver won No. 1 boys’ doubles match 6-2, 6-2; and the No. 1 girls’ doubles team of Charlene Figueroa and Amanda Guizerix won 6-0, 6-1.

Warren Central beats St. Aloysius St. Aloysius fell to Warren Central 4-3 at Halls Ferry Park on Friday. WC’s Lauren Pratt beat Ashleigh Piazza 6-3 6-4. Mixed doubles was won by Claire Kendall and Parin Bhitka 6-2, 6-3 over Patrick Caccaro and Amanda Paris. The boys’ No. 1 team doubles of Robert Rhett and Jessie Tulitson won 6-2, 6-2 over Carlton Cambell and Aaron Mathis. The WC doubles of Shelby-Claire Lidell and Baley Howington won 6-2, 6-2 over Jean-Marie Mabry and Kori Vesell

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 27 1939 — Oregon beats Ohio State 46-33 in the NCAA’s first national basketball tournament. 1951 — Bill Spivey scores 22 points to lead Kentucky to a 68-58 win over Kansas State for the NCAA basketball title. 1998 — Michael Jordan scores 34 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to an 89-74 victory over the Atlanta Hawks before 62,046 at the Georgia Dome — the largest crowd in NBA history. 2007 — Dallas beats New Orleans 105-89 for its 21st straight victory over the Hornets. The Hornets’ losing streak is the longest for one team against an opponent in the NBA, NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball. The Mavericks last loss in the series was Nov. 17, 1999, in Charlotte.

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SCOREBOARD major league baseball Spring Training Schedule

Friday’s Games Tampa Bay 14, Toronto (ss) 10 Florida 8, N.Y. Mets 8, tie, 10 innings Houston 6, Pittsburgh 4 Atlanta 5, Detroit 2 Washington 7, St. Louis 4 Boston 3, Toronto (ss) 2 San Francisco 5, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland (ss) 6, Texas 3 Cleveland 5, Colorado 4 Seattle 6, Cincinnati 5 Arizona 10, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland (ss) 5, Chicago Cubs 2 San Diego 9, Milwaukee 4 Kansas City 8, L.A. Dodgers 4 Minnesota 4, Baltimore 3 Philadelphia 3, N.Y. Yankees 0 Today’s Games Florida vs St. Louis at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs Atlanta at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs Detroit at Lakeland, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Boston vs Baltimore at Sarasota, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs Minnesota at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Washington (ss) vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. San Diego (ss) vs Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Oakland vs Kansas City at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Texas vs Milwaukee at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs San Diego (ss) at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs Cleveland at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs Colorado at Tucson, Ariz., 3:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Minnesota vs Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs Washington at Viera, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Detroit vs N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (ss) vs Philadelphia at Clearwater, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Houston vs Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Baltimore vs Toronto at Dunedin, Fla., 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (ss) vs Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, Fla., 12:05 p.m. St. Louis vs N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 12:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Cleveland vs L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Colorado vs Oakland at Phoenix, 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs Arizona at Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. San Diego vs San Francisco at Scottsdale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Kansas City vs Chicago White Sox (ss) at Glendale, Ariz., 3:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (ss) vs Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC Florida............................17-3................................3-0 South Carolina..............18-4................................4-0 Vanderbilt......................19-4................................2-2 Kentucky........................16-6................................1-3 Tennessee.....................11-11..............................0-4 Georgia..........................8-14................................0-4

West

Team Overall SEC LSU................................18-3................................3-1 Auburn...........................16-6................................3-1 Ole Miss.......................18-5................................3-1 Alabama........................16-4................................2-2 Arkansas........................16-5................................2-2 Mississippi St..............13-9................................1-3 Friday’s Games LSU 6, Tennessee 2 Vanderbilt 7, Kentucky 0 South Carolina 11, Auburn 5 Ole Miss 3, Florida 2 Arkansas 9, Alabama 8 Mississippi State 9, Georgia 8 Today’s Games South Carolina at Auburn, Noon Georgia at Mississippi State, 2 p.m. Kentucky at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m. LSU at Tennessee, 2 p.m. Alabama at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m. Florida at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Tulane............................16-7................................1-0 UAB...............................12-7................................1-0 Central Florida...............14-8................................1-0 Memphis........................10-12...............................1-0 East Carolina.................14-8................................0-0 Southern Miss.............13-7................................0-1 Rice...............................12-11..............................0-1 Houston.........................10-10...............................0-1 Marshall.........................9-11................................0-1 Friday’s Games East Carolina 30, North Carolina Central 4 Tulane 4, Marshall 3 Memphis 5, Rice 2 UAB 4, Southern Miss 2 UCF 7, Houston 4 Today’s Games Marshall at Tulane, 2 p.m. North Carolina Central at East Carolina, 2 p.m. Rice at Memphis, 2 p.m. Southern Miss at UAB, 2 p.m. UCF at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

prep baseball

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

W Dallas.............................47 San Antonio...................43 Memphis........................38 Houston.........................36 New Orleans.................34

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W y-Boston........................47 Toronto..........................35 New York.......................26 Philadelphia...................26 New Jersey...................9

L 25 36 45 47 63

Pct GB .653 — .493 11 1/2 .366 20 1/2 .356 21 1/2 .125 38

Southeast Division

W x-Orlando.......................51 x-Atlanta........................46 Miami.............................39 Charlotte........................38 Washington....................21

L 22 26 34 34 50

Central Division

W y-Cleveland....................57 Milwaukee......................39 Chicago.........................33 Indiana...........................27 Detroit............................23

L 16 32 38 46 49

Pct GB .699 — .639 4 1/2 .534 12 .528 12 1/2 .296 29 Pct GB .781 — .549 17 .465 23 .370 30 .319 33 1/2

Pct GB .653 — .606 3 1/2 .528 9 .507 10 1/2 .466 13 1/2

Northwest Division

W Denver...........................48 Utah...............................47 Oklahoma City...............44 Portland.........................43 Minnesota......................14

L 25 26 27 29 59

Pct .658 .644 .620 .597 .192

Pacific Division

W L x-L.A. Lakers.................53 19 Phoenix..........................45 26 L.A. Clippers..................27 45 Sacramento...................24 49 Golden State.................20 51 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Friday’s Games Charlotte 107, Washington 96 Indiana 122, Utah 106 Denver 97, Toronto 96 Philadelphia 105, Atlanta 98 Orlando 106, Minnesota 97 Boston 94, Sacramento 86 Oklahoma City 91, L.A. Lakers 75 New Jersey 118, Detroit 110 Miami 87, Milwaukee 74 San Antonio 102, Cleveland 97 New York at Phoenix, (n) Today’s Games Utah at Washington, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 7 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Houston, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Memphis at Milwaukee, 2 p.m. Sacramento at Cleveland, 2 p.m. Indiana at Atlanta, 2:30 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 5 p.m. Toronto at Miami, 5 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Boston, 7 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 8:30

GB — 1 3 4 1/2 34

Pct GB .736 — .634 7 1/2 .375 26 .329 29 1/2 .282 32 1/2

p.m.

At Syracuse, N.Y. Regional Semifinals Thursday West Virginia 69, Washington 56 Kentucky 62, Cornell 45 Regional Championship Today West Virginia vs. Kentucky, 6 p.m.

W 49 32 30 30 31

L 14 30 32 32 34

OT 11 12 12 11 9

Pts 109 76 72 71 71

214 204 186 243

GF 289 219 196 191 206

GA 209 236 230 214 231

GF 239 211 206 201 198

GA 187 209 197 204 238

GF 242 220 189 205 189

GA 191 197 185 224 253

WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division

GP x-Chicago......... 73 Nashville........... 75 Detroit............... 74 St. Louis........... 74 Columbus......... 74

W 46 43 38 35 30

L 20 27 23 30 32

OT 7 5 13 9 12

Pts 99 91 89 79 72

Northwest Division

GP Vancouver........ 74 Colorado........... 73 Calgary............. 74 Minnesota......... 75 Edmonton......... 74

W 45 41 37 36 24

L 25 25 28 33 43

OT 4 7 9 6 7

Pts 94 89 83 78 55

At St. Louis Regional Semifinals Friday Tennessee 76, Ohio State 73 Michigan State 59, Northern Iowa 52 Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, 1 or 6 p.m.

WEST REGIONAL

At Salt Lake City Regional Semifinals Thursday Butler 63, Syracuse 59 Kansas State 101, Xavier 96, 2OT Regional Championship Today Butler vs. Kansas State, 3:30 p.m.

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament DAYTON REGIONAL

Regional Semifinals Sunday Connecticut vs. Iowa State, 11:04 a.m. Florida State vs. Mississippi State, 2:32 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday Semifinal winners, TBA

MEMPHIS REGIONAL Regional Semifinals Saturday Tennessee vs. Baylor, 11:04 a.m. San Diego State vs. Duke, 1 p.m. Regional Championship Monday Semifinal winners, TBA

(90) (09) (46) (35)

Casey Mears, Chevrolet. Aric Almirola, Chevrolet. Terry Cook, Dodge. Johnny Sauter, Chevrolet.

Regional Semifinals Sunday Oklahoma vs. Notre Dame, 6:34 p.m. Nebraska vs. Kentucky, 8:30 p.m. Regional Championship Tuesday Semifinal winners, TBAs

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE GF 198 228 215 195 192

GA 176 212 205 200 229

GP W L OT Pts GF Buffalo.............. 73 40 23 10 90 205

GA 186

Friday At Bay Hill Club & Lodge Orlando, Fla. Purse: $6 million Yardage: 7,353; Par 72 Second Round D.J. Trahan..................................... 69-68 Ben Curtis....................................... 70-67 Davis Love III.................................. 66-71 Ernie Els.......................................... 68-69 Kevin Na.......................................... 68-70 Retief Goosen................................. 71-67 Phil Mickelson................................. 71-67 Edoardo Molinari............................. 70-70 George McNeill............................... 69-71 Steve Stricker.................................. 69-71 Steve Marino................................... 70-70 J.B. Holmes..................................... 66-74 K.J. Choi.......................................... 71-69 Chris Couch.................................... 70-70 Mike Weir........................................ 67-73 Jason Dufner................................... 69-72 Derek Lamely.................................. 71-70 Robert Allenby................................. 68-73 Dustin Johnson............................... 71-70 Heath Slocum................................ 69-72 Jason Day....................................... 71-70 Tim Petrovic.................................... 74-68 J.P. Hayes....................................... 70-72

Nathan Green.................................. 69-73 Paul Goydos.................................... 70-72 Joe Ogilvie...................................... 76-66 Chris DiMarco................................. 69-73 Bo Van Pelt..................................... 72-70 Marc Leishman................................ 70-73 Ben Crane....................................... 69-74 Bill Haas.......................................... 72-71 Pat Perez........................................ 69-74 Sam Saunders................................ 73-70 Colin Montgomerie.......................... 72-71 Erik Compton.................................. 72-71 Josh Teater..................................... 72-71 Kevin Sutherland............................. 70-73 Ricky Barnes................................... 72-71 Sean O’Hair..................................... 70-73 Boo Weekley................................... 70-73 Ryuji Imada..................................... 73-70 Kevin Streelman.............................. 68-75 Kris Blanks...................................... 74-69 Briny Baird....................................... 72-72 Hunter Mahan................................. 71-73 Ryan Moore..................................... 72-72 Matt Every....................................... 74-70 Brandt Snedeker............................. 72-72 Tim Clark......................................... 74-70 Bryce Molder................................... 74-70 Skip Kendall.................................... 73-71 Jonathan Byrd................................. 71-73 Charles Howell III............................ 72-72 Rod Pampling.................................. 74-70 Stephen Ames................................. 73-71 Stuart Appleby................................. 70-74 Carl Pettersson............................... 71-73 Ryo Ishikawa................................... 74-70 Tim Herron...................................... 73-72 Charl Schwartzel............................. 74-71 John Senden................................... 71-74 Rory Sabbatini................................. 75-70 Stewart Cink.................................... 73-72 Nick Watney.................................... 74-71 Scott Verplank................................. 75-70 Trevor Immelman............................ 71-74 Daniel Chopra................................. 74-71 Jerry Kelly....................................... 71-74 D.A. Points...................................... 73-72 Brian Davis...................................... 74-71 Rickie Fowler................................... 73-72 Garrett Willis.................................... 72-73 Jim Furyk......................................... 71-74 Henrik Stenson................................ 67-78 Martin Laird..................................... 74-71

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Failed to qualify

Arnold Palmer Invitational Scores

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL

Northeast Division

Pts GF GA 100 239 193 98 204 185 90 215 195 78 208 226 78 211 234 point for over-

golf

Regional Semifinals Saturday Georgia vs. Stanford, 8:04 p.m. Gonzaga vs. Xavier, 10:32 p.m. Regional Championship Monday Semifinal winners, TBA

Pts 91 91 80 75 70

OT 10 6 6 8 14 one

Failed to Qualify 43. 44. 45. 46.

SACRAMENTO REGIONAL

Atlantic Division

L 19 23 25 31 28 win,

After Friday qualifying; race Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 2. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, Owner Points. 3. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 4. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, Owner Points. 5. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 6. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, Owner Points. 7. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 8. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, Owner Points. 9. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, Owner Points. 10. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, Owner Points. 11. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 12. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 13. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, Owner Points. 14. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, Owner Points. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 16. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 17. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, Owner Points. 18. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, Owner Points. 19. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, Owner Points. 20. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, Owner Points. 21. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, Owner Points. 22. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 23. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, Owner Points. 24. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, Owner Points. 25. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, Owner Points. 26. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 27. (6) David Ragan, Ford, Owner Points. 28. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 29. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 30. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, Owner Points. 31. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, Owner Points. 32. (38) Kevin Conway, Ford, Owner Points. 33. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, Owner Points. 34. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, Owner Points. 35. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, Owner Points. 36. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, Owner Points. 37. (26) David Stremme, Ford, Owner Points. 38. (36) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, Owner Points. 39. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, Owner Points. 40. (55) Michael McDowell, Toyota, Owner Points. 41. (66) Dave Blaney, Toyota, Owner Points. 42. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, Owner Points.

MIDWEST REGIONAL

Tank McNamara

Southeast Division

GP y-Washington.... 74 Atlanta.............. 74 Tampa Bay....... 74 Florida............... 73 Carolina............ 74

202 202 183 195

Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Lineup

At Houston Regional Semifinals Friday Baylor 72, Saint Mary’s, Calif. 49 Duke 70, Purdue 57 Regional Championship Sunday Semifinal winners, 1 or 6 p.m.

OT 5 7 6 9 10

85 82 78 66

nascar

SOUTH REGIONAL

L 25 25 31 32 34

5 8 12 12

Friday’s Games Ottawa 4, Buffalo 2 Detroit 6, Minnesota 2 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Saturday’s Games Calgary at Boston, Noon Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, Noon Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 6 p.m. Florida at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Carolina, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Columbus, 6 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 7 p.m. Colorado at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Calgary at Washington, 2 p.m. Toronto at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. Edmonton at St. Louis, 5 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 6 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 7 p.m.

EAST REGIONAL

W 43 42 37 33 30

30 30 28 35

Pacific Division

NCAA Tournament

GP New Jersey...... 73 Pittsburgh......... 74 Philadelphia...... 74 N.Y. Rangers.... 74 N.Y. Islanders... 74

40 37 33 27

GP W x-San Jose....... 74 45 Phoenix............. 75 46 Los Angeles..... 73 42 Anaheim........... 74 35 Dallas................ 74 32 NOTE: Two points for a time loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

college basketball

WARREN CENTRAL 6, CLINTON 5

Clinton.................................101 030 0 — 5 10 3 Warren Central...................000 003 3 — 6 5 2 WP-Colby Key (3-0), LP-Andrew Gunn. 2B-Akiko Thompson (C), Kyle Washington (C). Multiple hits-Thompson (C) 2, Clint Willougby (C) 2, Dee Kelley (WC) 2.

L 25 28 34 35 39

Ottawa.............. 75 Montreal............ 75 Boston.............. 73 Toronto............. 74

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Scott McCarron............................... 76-70 Anders Hansen............................... 73-73 Danny Lee....................................... 75-71 Gregor Main.................................... 76-70 Lee Janzen...................................... 76-70 Kevin Stadler................................... 74-72 Kenny Perry.................................... 73-73 John Mallinger................................. 72-74 Chad Collins.................................... 72-74 Matt Jones....................................... 71-75 Jason Gore...................................... 74-73 Bubba Watson................................. 76-71 Billy Mayfair..................................... 77-70 Robert Gamez................................. 76-71 Vaughn Taylor................................. 72-75 Alex Prugh....................................... 74-73 Brian Stuard.................................... 77-70 Rocco Mediate................................ 73-74 Brian Gay........................................ 74-73 Zach Johnson.................................. 71-76 John Rollins..................................... 70-77 Mark Wilson.................................... 70-77 Graeme McDowell........................... 71-76 Brett Quigley................................... 74-73 Justin Rose..................................... 75-73 Yuta Ikeda....................................... 76-73 David Duval..................................... 73-76 David Toms..................................... 71-78 Webb Simpson................................ 73-76 Fred Funk........................................ 75-74 Tom Gillis........................................ 75-74

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transactions BASEBALL American League

BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Named David Stockstill director of international scouting and John Stockstill director of player development. Optioned INF Josh Bell, INF Rhyne Hughes, INF Brandon Snyder and INF Michael Aubrey to Norfolk (IL) and INF Pedro Florimon to Bowie (EL). Assigned RHP Frank Mata, RHP Josh Perrault, RHP Dennis Sarfate and OF Jonathan Tucker to their minor league camp. BOSTON RED SOX—-Optioned LHP Fabio Castro to Pawtucket (IL). Reassigned OF Darnell McDonald to their minor league camp. Released LHP Brian Shouse. Agreed to terms with LHP Scott Schoeneweis on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Suspended minor league RHP Duente Heath indefinitely. CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned RHP Jeff Gray, RHP Marcos Mateo, LHP John Gaub and OF Jim Adduci to Iowa (PCL). Assigned INF Darwin Barney, INF Bobby Scales and C Robinson Chirinos to their minor league camp.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-9 La. Pick 4: 9-0-7-0 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-0 La. Pick 4: 1-4-4-9 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-4-4 La. Pick 4: 6-6-9-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-7-5 La. Pick 4: 5-3-0-0 Easy 5: 12-19-25-27-34 La. Lotto: 16-19-21-22-29-33 Powerball: 14-20-24-39-49 Powerball: 7; Power Play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-5 La. Pick 4: 9-6-2-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-5-5-7 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-2 La. Pick 4: 0-8-7-6 Easy 5: 14-18-22-30-37 La. Lotto: 6-7-16-17-18-28 Powerball: 9-36-39-44-45 Powerball: 9; Power play: 2


Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Heyward will start season with Braves KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Braves’ rookie sensation Jason Heyward will open the season as Atlanta’s regular right fielder. “How could we keep him off the team?” Braves manager Bobby Cox said Friday. “He’s done everything this spring.” The 20-year-old Heyward went into Friday’s game against Detroit batting .366 with a homer and five RBIs in 41 at-bats this spring. He had a .500 on-base percentage and .537 slugging average. “He’ll be in there every day,” Cox said of the left-handed hitter. “With him, it doesn’t matter if a lefty or a righty is pitching.” Heyward learned he had made the team during a meeting with Cox early Friday morning, then general manager Frank Wren talked to him during batting practice. “It was time to make it official that Jason was on the team,” Wren said. “Now he can just go out and play the last week of spring training with-

baseball out any more speculation.” Heyward was low key about making the team, but admitted that “it was a great feeling” Jason leaving Cox’s Heyward office knowing that he was officially a major leaguer. “I really wasn’t surprised or relieved,” Heyward said. “It just means that it is time to get ready for the season.” The Braves could have delayed Heyward’s arbitration and free agent clock by starting him in the minors. “But I don’t know how we could have faced our players or the fans if we had done that,” Wren said. Cox has been in Heyward’s corner all the time. “He makes us a lot better,” said the manager, who is in his last season. “He doesn’t just

hit, he can do it all. And his makeup is off the charts.” Heyward was the Braves’ first-round draft pick in 2007 and made a quick rise through the Atlanta farm system. “There is not a better manager for a young player to break in under than Bobby,” Wren said. Heyward, from the Atlanta suburb of McDonough, was named minor league player of the year last season by Baseball America after hitting .323 with 17 homers over three minor league stops. He started in Class-A and ended in Triple-A. “We saw last summer that he was a player on a quick ascent,” said Wren, who noted that the Braves considered calling up Heyward last September. Heyward made a favorable impression on Braves players last spring and enhanced that this year. “I couldn’t be more impressed,” Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones said.

“Look out Atlanta. He’s going to wow you.” “He’s a stud,” said pitcher Tommy Hanson, who finished third in the National League rookie of the year voting last season. “He deserves all the attention and he can handle it.” Heyward doesn’t turn 21 until August, but you’d never guess his age with his maturity on and off the field. “His plate discipline for being that age is really beyond my comprehension,” Braves hitting coach Terry Pendleton said. “All I can say is that everyone in Atlanta has a lot to look forward to.” The Braves cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for Heyward, an invitee to spring training, when pitcher Todd Redmond was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. Now the question is which number Heyward will wear this season. He has been No. 71 this spring. “I know, but it’s a secret,” Heyward said.

The associaTed press

Denny Hamlin, left, talks with crew chief Mike Ford, right, during a testing session at Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday

Hamlin tries to shake slow start to this year By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer

The associaTed press

Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones slides under New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter to break up a

double play, allowing a runner to score, in the third inning Thursday.

Jeter seeks team ownership Derek Jeter wants to eventually be like Mike. The New York Yankees captain told The Associated Press that once his career is over, he envisions himself pursuing ownership of a professional sports franchise — like Michael Jordan. Jeter, one of several athletes who endorses the Jordan Brand, was in Tampa Thursday at an event celebrating the launch of his ninth signature shoe, the Jordan Jeter Throwback. Jordan recently purchased majority ownership of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. Jeter stressed he has no interest in owning a small, non-controlling share of a baseball team. The 35-yearold shortstop is entering the final season of a $189 million, 10-year contract. The club has a policy of not negotiating new deals until a player’s previous contract expires.

Oswalt leaves start early Astros ace Roy Oswalt was headed back to Hous-

baseball

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ton to be examined by a team doctor after the right-hander left Friday’s start against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a slight left hamstring strain. Oswalt allowed one run and three hits in four innings before he was pulled as a precaution. He struck out six and walked none. General manager Ed Wade said Oswalt will be examined by Dr. David Litner on Friday night or Saturday morning. “I just want to get him checked,” Wade said. “Head colds concern me.” Wade said Oswalt first experienced pain on the same side after Sunday’s start against the Mets was rained out. He threw an inning before the rain forced him back to the batting cages. A few pitches into the bullpen session, he felt a pinch, and shut himself down.

Pujols gets day off Albert Pujols sat out the

St. Louis Cardinals’ game against the Washington Nationals on Friday, because manager Tony La Russa wants to use his star slugger each of the next three days. The three-time NL MVP originally was slated to make the bus trip Friday, but La Russa decided to rest him. La Pujols was scratched from last Monday’s game with a sore back, then played Wednesday and Thursday, hitting a homer. La Russa plans to play Pujols on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and didn’t want him out there six consecutive days. La Russa said catcher Yadier Molina “feels improved,” 48 hours after hurting a side muscle. La Russa doubts Molina will play in any more exhibition games and isn’t sure whether the All-Star will be ready opening day.

Mariners shut down Cliff Lee The Mariners are shutting Cliff Lee down for five days in hopes his strained abdo-

men heals, making it likely the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner will begin his debut season in Seattle on the disabled list. Manager Don Wakamatsu said Friday that the team’s medical staff decided the 31-year-old left-hander will do no more throwing until at least Wednesday. Asked if there was any way around Lee beginning the season on the 15-day disabled list, Wakamatsu said, “I think we’re just going to wait and see how he responds Wednesday.” Seattle’s prized winter acquisition from Philadelphia felt pain in his lower right abdomen for the second time in three days Thursday after throwing lightly on flat ground for a few minutes. He first injured it March 15 in a collision with Arizona’s Chris Snyder while Lee was backing up the plate on a scoring play. Even if he responds well to five days of rest, he is unlikely to be ready to pitch before the Mariners break camp Thursday.

CONCORD, N.C. — Denny Hamlin stared silently at his race car, his hands in the pockets of his firesuit, his hat pulled low on his head. He smiled, made a quick joke, then quickly turned serious with his crew chief. Hamlin has no more time to waste, and everyone knows it. The popular preseason pick to unseat four-time defending NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson is off to a disappointing start in what everyone predicted would be a breakthrough season. This was going to be the year that Hamlin separated himself from the crowded pack of top drivers who win a race here or there, but never make the leap into superstar status. Instead, through the first five races, he’s failed to meet expectations. Hamlin is winless, hasn’t scored a top-10 finish and is ranked 19th in the points. He’s led just 39 laps all season, 32 of which were at Atlanta. “He’s a little disheartened. A little concerned,” crew chief Mike Ford admitted. “But I would say optimistic.” With good reason. The Sprint Cup Series shifts this weekend to Martinsville Speedway, where Hamlin has two victories and eight top-10 finishes in nine career starts. He ran a frustrating second to six-time Martinsville winner Johnson last spring, then flipped the finishing order last October for a gratifying victory. So Hamlin goes home to Virginia, to a short track where he figures he can run top five “in reverse, blindfolded,” knowing Sunday is the day he must jump start his season. Although team owner Joe Gibbs pointed out Thursday that Hamlin traditionally starts slow each year, he was only half-kidding about the importance of this weekend. “I’ll say this,” Gibbs said, smiling, “if we have problems at Martinsville, you’re going to see panic city.” In fairness to Hamlin, he’s not had a great deal of luck this season.

nascar On TV Sunday, 11 a.m. Fox Martinsville Speedway His strategy in the Daytona 500 was to be in position to race for the win at the end, and if not for three late restarts, he probably would have left the season opener with at least a top-10 finish. Instead, he and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch were shuffled out of traffic in the chaotic final laps, and Hamlin finished 17th. Ford admits the No. 11 was off at Fontana, where a tire issue contributed to the 29thplace finish, and the car was just bad at Las Vegas, where Hamlin was 19th. But Atlanta was encouraging, and if not for another tire problem, Hamlin figures he would have been top three instead of 21st. His third tire issue of the season last week at Bristol never gave him an opportunity to see how good his car was, and he was 19th again. Three tire problems in five races gives Hamlin hope that he’s not that far off despite what the record book reflects. “Other than Vegas, where we ran completely terrible, I haven’t had a clean week,” he said. “I need just a clean week with nothing breaking, no tires blowing, things like that. That’s when we can assess where we’re at.” That’s why Martinsville is so critical. The event Sunday will reveal the truth about Hamlin’s season because if he runs poorly, and doesn’t have a mechanical issue to blame, then he’s got a much bigger problem than anyone imagined. “If we run sixth-to-10th, we know we’re not bringing good enough cars to the race track,” Hamlin said. “If we’re leading and we get caught up in a wreck, then we know it’s another week of we just need a week without problems.”

Ace pitcher Peavy ready to help out White Sox GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For a guy who didn’t want to move, Jake Peavy had no trouble getting comfortable with the Chicago White Sox. He looks around the clubhouse and sees a pitching staff with the potential to dominate, particularly with a healthy Peavy in the starting rotation. Injuries limited Peavy to three starts with the White Sox after being acquired from San Diego at the July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline. Now,

the former National L e ag u e Cy Young Award winner says he’s as healthy as ever. That’s good news for a Jake team that Peavy hopes to contend in the AL Central after finishing third last season at 79-83. The White Sox believe their staff is as good as anyone’s,

with Peavy, Mark Buehrle, Gavin Floyd, John Danks and Freddy Garcia in the rotation, and former All-Star J.J. Putz, Matt Thornton and Scott Linebrink setting up for closer Bobby Jenks. “It could make for a special pitching staff,” Peavy said. Particularly if he stays healthy after two injury-filled seasons. An elbow strain sidelined him for a month in 2008, and last season a right ankle tendon injury he sustained

running the bases limited him to 16 starts with the Padres and White Sox while putting him on the shelf for three months. As if that wasn’t enough, more pain came when he was nailed in the right elbow by a line drive during a rehab start for Triple-A Charlotte in late August. When he finally got activated in September, Peavy went 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA and showed he can handle the American League as well as the National League.

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Patterson’s return plays key role for ’Cats Tennessee SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — If Patrick Patterson had no regrets about passing up an opportunity to enter the NBA draft last year, the Wildcats forward certainly isn’t secondguessing his decision to stay at Kentucky now. In retrospect, the junior forward wouldn’t trade the experience of playing on a dynamically talented young team that’s coached by John Calipari, and is one win from the Final Four, for just about anything. “The decision to come back has definitely paid off,” Patterson said Friday, a day before the top-seeded Wildcats (35-2) face the second-seeded Mountaineers (30-6) in the East Regional final today. “This has been my best year so far.” Statistically, that’s not entirely the case. No longer the go-to player on a team that features star freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins, Patterson’s scoring average

on TV 3:30 p.m. CBS - Butler vs. Kansas St. 6 p.m. CBS - West Virginia vs. Kentucky of 14.5 points per game ranks third among the Wildcats and is nearly three points off his career number. Emotionally, it’s a different story altogether. Here’s a player who pushed aside both his ego — Patterson has no problem deferring to Wall and Cousins on offense — and the unhappy memories of spending two tumultuous seasons under former coach Billy Gillispie, for a chance to help Kentucky reclaim its place as a national power. “The first reason I came back was I talked to my academic adviser and he said I can graduate in three years,” Patterson said, reflecting upon his decision to forego

entering the NBA draft last year. “The second reason was coach Calipari’s dribble-drive offense that’s definitely helped improve my game.” And the third? “Winning a national championship,” he said. All three objectives are suddenly within reach for the communications major, who is projected to be a first-round pick in the NBA draft if he — as expected — declares himself eligible after this season. That means the next game could be his last. “I definitely think about it,” Patterson said. “None of us want it to end, and we want a championship.” There’s another subplot for Patterson in facing the Mountaineers. From Huntington, W.Va., he chose Kentucky over a chance to play for his hometown team. “I think it motivates me a little more,” he said. “I don’t want to lose to West

Virginia.” Though his role has changed, Patterson earned the respect of his teammates and remains the Wildcats’ unquestioned leader. “He knows that the team is more than just being Patrick,” Wall said. “And the freshmen coming in knew it was going to be more than just being us freshmen trying to do it. We had to come together as a team. And Patrick did a great job. ... He’s stepping back and letting us do our thing, but he’s also helping our team win.” Kentucky’s 35 wins are one shy of matching the program record set by the Adolph Rupp-coached team in 1947-48, and five fewer than the Wildcats won in Patterson’s first two years combined. That’s quite a turnaround from last year, when the Wildcats were relegated to the NIT. Patterson’s freshman season was cut short by an ankle injury.

Nets avoid setting NBA loss record By The Associated Press

behind win over Toronto. Anthony scored 25 points and Nene added 20 for the Nuggets (48-25), who avoided their first four-game losing streak since February 2007. Chauncey Billups chipped in with 18 points despite going just 4 for 18 from the field.

The New Jersey Nets eliminated any chance of finishing with the worst record in NBA history, beating the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Friday night. Brook Lopez had a careerhigh 37 points and Yi Jianlian had a career-best 31 to lead the Nets to their ninth win. For the first time this season, the Nets have won two consecutive games. Even if New Jersey (9-63) loses its final 10 games, it can do no worse than tie the league mark for the worst record (9-73), set by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1972-73. Hey, and that’s not the worst. Tayshaun Prince had 27 points for the Pistons, who lost their seventh in a row and 14 in 16 games.

Magic 106, T-wolves 97 Dwight Howard had 24 points and 19 rebounds, reserve forward Ryan Anderson added 19 points and nine boards, and Orlando handed Minnesota its 15th straight loss. J.J. Redick scored 14 points and Vince Carter had 13 as the Magic swept the season series.

76ers 105, Hawks 98 Andre Iguodala had 25 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jason Kapono and Elton Brand each added 14 points, and Philadelphia won consecutive games for the first time in more than six weeks. Samuel Dalembert scored 14 points off the bench, while Jrue Holiday recorded his second career double-double with 13 points and career highs of 12 assists and seven steals for the Sixers.

Thunder 91, Lakers 75 Kevin Durant scored 26 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Oklahoma City snapped Los Angeles’ sevengame winning streak on a turnover-filled night for Kobe Bryant. Bryant turned it over eight times as Oklahoma City built a 19-point lead by halftime, then proceeded to hold the Lakers to their lowest-scoring output of the season. Lamar Odom scored 15 points, and Bryant finished with 11 points and nine turnovers in three quarters. It took a late charge by the Lakers to ensure they wouldn’t break the franchise’s record for fewest points in the modern era (70).

Spurs 102, Cavaliers 97 Manu Ginobili scored 15 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter as San Antonio snapped Cleveland’s eight-game win streak. Ginobili shot 4-of-7 in the fourth, including two 3-pointers and a stretch of four straight Spurs baskets. It was the third 30-point game for Ginobili since being forced into the starting lineup this

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New Jersey Nets’ Kris Humphries, right, is fouled by Detroit Pistons’ Ben Gordon while going up for a dunk Friday.

nba month when Tony Parker broke his right hand.

Heat 87, Bucks 74 Dwyane Wade had 30 points, seven assists and seven rebounds, leading Miami over Milwaukee in a game overshadowed when Bucks forward Carlos Delfino was taken from the court on a stretcher after a blow to the head. Heat center Jermaine O’Neal also left in the first quarter after hyperextending his right knee.

Celtics 94, Kings 86 Rajon Rondo had a careerhigh 18 assists, Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Boston won for the sixth time in seven games by beating Sacramento. Rondo moved into second place on the Celtics’ singleseason assists list with 696. He passed Sherman Douglas’ total of 683 in 1993-94 and trails only Bob Cousy’s 715 in 1959-60.

Nuggets 97, Raptors 96 Carmelo Anthony buried an 18-foot fadeaway at the buzzer to lead Denver to a come-from-

Bobcats 107, Wizards 96 Gerald Wallace scored 23 points, Stephen Jackson added 20, and Charlotte ended an eventful day for the Wizards by sending Washington to a franchise-record 14th consecutive loss. Hours after suspended Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas was ordered to spend 30 days in a halfway house for a felony gun charge, Washington allowed Charlotte to shoot 55 percent to continue its oncourt futility. Raymond Felton added 19 points and 11 assists for the Bobcats (38-34), who won their third straight to move four games above .500 for the first time in their six-year history.

Huber earns save as Rebels defeat Gators From staff reports With the bases loaded and two men down in the inning, freshman Brett Huber struck out the Gator’s Austin Maddox to pick up his second save of the season and give No. 17 Ole Miss a 3-2 victory over secondranked Florida. Huber entered the game with one out in the eighth and got the Rebels out of the inning before taking the mound again in the ninth. Florida opened the ninth with a single and a stolen base, but Huber was able to get two men out before the Gators used a walk and a single from Daniel Pigott to cut the lead to one. Another walk loaded the bases with two outs when the Gators’ Maddox strolled to the

college baseball plate. Huber and Maddox battled through several pitches before the Rebel pitcher struck out the Gator cleanup hitter to end the rally and save the game for the Rebels. Drew Pomeranz (4-0) picked up the win for the Rebels (18-5, 3-1 SEC). He worked 71⁄3 innings and allowed one run on five hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. The nine strikeouts moved Pomeranz into fourth on the career strikeout list at Ole Miss with 263 in his career. Alex Panteliodis (5-1) suffered the loss. He allowed three runs on six hits with eight strikeouts. The Gators

(17-4, 3-1 SEC) did not walk a Rebel batter on the night.

Miss. State 9, Georgia 8 Mississippi State earned its first SEC win of the season over visiting Georgia . Russ Snead drove in three runs to pace the offense with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate. Devin Jones (2-1) earned the win in relief, pitching 11⁄3 innings with one hit and four strikeouts. Ben Bracewell closed the door in the ninth to earn his third save.

UAB 4, Southern Miss 2 Todd McInnis (2-1) took the loss, yielding seven hits and four earned runs despite striking out nine as Southern Miss

fell to UAB in Birmingham, Ala. Adam Doleac and Marc Bourgeois each had two hits for Southern Miss. One of Bourgeois’ hits was a solo blast. Mitch Kloskowski (2-1) earned the win in 62⁄3 innings of work for UAB, striking out three and scattering six hits.

LSU 6, Tennessee 2 Second baseman Tyler Hanover drove in four runs Friday night and right-hander Austin Ross pitched six solid innings to lead fourth-ranked LSU to a win over Tennessee at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. LSU improved to 18-3 overall, 3-1 in the SEC while Tennessee dropped to 11-11 and 0-4.

Continued from Page C1. players. Chism, who seemed to get a boost when he took off his bright orange headband at halftime, gave the Vols a 72-70 lead with 1:39 to play. Turner came up with yet another big play, swishing a 3 from just beyond the arc with less than 42 seconds to go. But Williams, a big, bruising center, tipped in Prince’s miss on a layup. Turner missed at the other end and Kyle Madsen lost the ball under the basket. With less than 13 seconds left, Turner fouled Maze, who after a timeout, coolly blew a

kiss to someone in the Tennessee fan section. He made both free throws, giving Tennessee a 76-73 lead. Turner had two more opportunities — and he’s knocked down last-second shots before. But this time, he missed from deep in the left corner, then got the ball back. With Prince all over him, Turner’s last shot from near the top of the key didn’t even get to the rim. “Turner got a little bit of a look, but it wasn’t very good,” Pearl said. “Now we’re going to go see if we can live every kid’s dream.”

Baylor Continued from Page C1. took over a program reeling and recovering from a murder and scandal that shook the world’s largest Baptist university like nothing in its history. Drew had to rebuild with reduced scholarships, a roster decimated when the top three scorers were allowed to transfer and an unprecedented half-season after the NCAA considered shutting the program down a whole year. Dunn and Carter, two top Louisiana high school players who were recruiting by other established programs, still came to Baylor. And now they have helped get the Bears, who were picked 10th in the preseason Big 12 poll by the league’s coaches, be one of only eight teams still with a chance to win the national title. Dunn scored 23 points with four 3-pointers and Carter added 14 points for Baylor. Dunn turned away with a wide smile after the teammates combined on their big dunk. Samhan, who had become a breakout star in the tournament with his dominating play in the first two rounds

and the one-liners when talking or tweeting, finished with 15 points and nine rebounds for the Gaels (28-6). He had only made only 1-of-8 shots and had only three points at halftime. With Samhan held in check, the tiny school from Moraga, Calif., that beat Villanova and Richmond earlier in the tournament was headed home. During the interview sessions the day before the game, Samhan stopped and waved to everyone when he stepped onto the stage. There was the often-comedic interaction with two of his teammates during the 15-minute session and the 6-foot-11 center made sure the television cameras were aimed on him at one point before professing his love to singer Taylor Swift. Dunn, Carter and Baylor post player Ekpe Udoh, meanwhile, rarely smiled while answering questions directly. They were already to play, expecting to continue this “business trip” not far from home — a 31⁄2hour drive from their Waco campus.

WC Continued from Page C1. sion 4-6A). They are now up 21⁄2 games on Clinton (7-6, 0-2) and will own the season series with just one game left between the two. The Vikings are also 11⁄2 games up on rival Vicksburg (8-6, 1-1 4-6A). After five innings, Clinton was well on its way toward a split with WC. They led 5-0 after scoring three times in the fifth inning. Ironically, two of the runs came off a pair of errors in center. The Vikings finally got something going against Gunn in the sixth. Dee Kelley singled, stole second and then went to third on a passed ball. White walked and then Jimmie Elliott singled to right to score Kelley. Pinch runner Bill McRight came in for Elliott. He broke to second and drew a bad throw that scored White to make it 5-2. McRight went to third and then scored on a wild pitch to cut it to 5-3. Thompson hit a double in the Clinton seventh, but was left on third after Colby Key got the last two outs to send

the game into the bottom of the seventh. Clayton Ashley got the Vikings off to a good start with a sharp single. But things went bad quickly when Jay Harper’s opposite field drive was caught in right and Ashley, who took off on contact, was easily doubled off at first. Despite the double play, Key reached on an error at short. Kelley then beat out and infield hit to bring up White. White hit the ball hard but Thompson appeared to track it and made an overhead grab with the ball landing in his glove’s webbing. Then it slipped out, creating a mad dash around the bases for all three Viking runners. Key went seven innings to get his third win. He gave up 10 hits, but issued no walks and hit one. He struck out four. Thompson had a double, single and two runs scored for Clinton. Gunn struck out five and allowed five hits.

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Quentin Tarantino, movie director, 47; Mariah Carey, singer, 40; Nathan Fillion, actor, 39; Fergie, singer, 35; Megan Hilty, actress, 29; Emily Ann Lloyd, actess, 26; Brenda Song, actress, 22.

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Cowell to receive International Emmy Simon Cowell will receive the 2010 International Emmy Founders Award for his work in television. The 50-year-old recording executive and TV personality is a judge on Fox network’s “American Idol.” He’s also known for the “Got Talent” and “X Factor” franchises. International Academy President Bruce Paisner says Cowell “has built an international empire Simon Cowell and in so doing has changed the face of television around the world.” Cowell will receive the award at a New York gala Nov. 22. He said in a statement that he’s “delighted,” and has been “very lucky to be able to make shows that I love.”

Jones to play Peabody’s duckmaster If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it might answer to James Earl Jones. The actor, whose distinctive voice made Darth Vader scary in Star Wars, plays a much more benign character in a movie set to shoot next month in Memphis. Jones will play the duckmaster at The Peabody in “Master’s Tree” — a Christmas story inspired by the Mississippi-based Palmer Home for Children. Shooting begins April 19 and the hotel lobby will be decorated in holiday trimmings. James Maslow, 19, who stars in Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush,” will star in the film. The hotel’s signature ducks are led to the lobby each morning to swim in a fountain, then marched back in the late afternoon to their quarters on the hotel roof.

Domingo back to singing after cancer Placido Domingo said he is still tender following surgery to remove a cancerous polyp from his colon, but he has returned to work and resumed singing in private — and plans to be back on stage in a couple of weeks. The 69-year-old Spanish tenor became ill on tour in Tokyo, had surgery early this month at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and has been recuperating in Acapulco, Mexico. He returned to Los Angeles on Thursday and a few hours later was back at work as director of the Los Angeles Opera Company.

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Jackson detectives found skin cream Detectives found large quantities of general anesthetic and dozens of tubes of skin-whitening creams in Michael Jackson’s home after the singer’s death, search warrants unsealed Friday show. Investigators went to Jackson’s rented mansion June 29 following a lengthy interview with his personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, who told them he had placed a medical bag in a cupboard in a closet At the home, detectives found 11 containers of the powerful anesthetic propofol, some of them empty, as well as a range of sedatives and various medical items including a box of blood pressure cuffs, according to the warrants, which were redacted and unsealed after The Associated Press filed a legal motion. Jackson’s June 25 death at age 50 was ruled a homicide caused by an overdose of propofol and other sedatives. Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The skin cream was not listed as a factor in Jackson’s death. What killed Jackson, the autopsy said, was an overdose of propofol, an anesthetic normally used for surgery.

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Alligator blamed for La. man’s injury A swirl in the dark water of Black Bayou Lake followed by a sharp stabbing injury to his arm after he fell into the water, led a man to believe he was bitten by an alligator. But Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agent Capt. Alan Bankston said there was no alligator involved. Bankston said that boat owner Danny Soles was fishing Wednesday in Black Bayou Lake when his tiller, or motor, got caught on something. Bankston said Soles then saw a swirl in the water and thought it was an alligator. As Soles was trying to see what it was, he fell out of the boat. Bankston said while Soles was in the water, the boat started moving in circles and the propeller hit Soles’ arm.

RoCHeSteR, n.Y. (aP) — Technicolor, the color-movie pioneer synonymous with Hollywood glamor, is donating filmmaking artifacts to George Eastman House to round out the New York museum’s trove of original reels of movie classics such as “Gone with the Wind” and “The Wizard of Oz.” The gift of cameras, printers, photos, drawings and documents detailing the creative process behind Technicolor movies produced from World War I to 1974 solidifies the film and photography museum’s status as the world’s largest research institution for film-technology scholars. The French telecommunications and film The associaTed press technology company’s archives, kept in vaults Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman in “The Wizin Los Angeles, might the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy and ard of Oz” have been junked if the volatile nitrate film are “The Wizard of Oz” to museum hadn’t stepped kept in frigid, low-humid- be recorded simultanein and rescued them, ity vaults owned by the ously in yellow, cyan and said Caroline Frick Page, museum. Cold storage magenta. With more than motion picture curator for saves them from rotting 30,000 movie titles, EastEastman House. away, potentially for hun- man House is one of four The entire corporate dreds of years. major U.S. motion-picture collection “makes it one On the shelves are some archives alongside the of the most unique pieces of the oldest surviving Museum of Modern Art of film history existing in negatives or prints dating in New York, the Library archives for study today,” to the dawn of moving pic- of Congress and the Unishe said Friday. tures in 1893. Among the versity of California, Los Eastman House, situated 22,800 reels are 3,000 on Angeles. Among its treain Kodak founder George Technicolor film, includ- sures are the archives of Eastman’s 50-room Colo- ing the original camera filmmakers Cecil B. DeMinial Revival mansion in negatives of “Gone with lle, Kathryn Bigelow, Rochester, has been gath- the Wind,” “Meet Me Spike Lee, Ken Burns and ering valued photographs in St. Louis” and “Little Martin Scorsese. and films since 1947. The Women.” “Technicolor is to be museum expects to someThe painstaking Tech- commended for underday re-create a Techni- nicolor system, which standing the crucial color movie set that might turned into an industry importance of preservalso be turned into a trav- standard beginning in ing its archive,” Scorsese A Technicolor Camera Model D, 1932, used to make color movies during the Golden Age eling exhibition. 1927, typically required said. of Hollywood More than 6,600, pre- scenes in films like 1951 movies captured on

New network promises to be all wild all the time LoS anGeLeS (aP) — Flip on the National Geographic Channel and you’ll find animals in the wild sharing time with shows on science, exploration, history and world culture. When you flip on Nat Geo WILD, soon to be available in the United States for the first time, it’ll be all wild, all the time — and available in HD. The 24-hour WILD was introduced in Hong Kong three years ago and is available in more than 50 countries, said Geoff Daniels, the executive in charge of programming for the new network. The United States will be added March 29, nine years after Nat Geo went on the air. WILD has been one of fast growing National Geographic projects internationally, Daniels said. High definition makes the timing right and the viewing awesome, he said. High definition, Daniels said, gives filmmakers new power to peel back the mysteries of the wild world, including the daily struggles of life in the wild. “We’re not going to shy away from getting viewers closer to that experience,” he said.

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A mother with a baby macaque on her back walks on top of street sign during a filming Daniels warned viewers that the new network isn’t about animals gone wild but animals IN the wild. “We are not aiming at kids, but night in and night out, there will be a lot of programming that parents and children alike can be really comfortable coming to,” he said. “We’re not

for National Geographic’s “Nat Geo Wild” series in Jaipur, India.

doing this for cheap thrills.” What will people see? Two new series on WILD are “Rebel Monkeys” and “Expedition Wild with Casey Anderson.” “Rebel Monkeys” looks at a sacred gang of monkeys who live at the Galta Temple in the Indian city of Jaipur. A drought has threatened their

food supply and camera crews follow them as they search for food — and often find trouble — on the streets of the city. Anderson is a naturalist whose best friend and best man at his wedding is a 900-pound grizzly bear named Brutus.

‘Heroes’ actress gets cold shoulder in dolphin hunt town taiJi, Japan (aP) — “Heroes” star Hayden Panettiere and her boyfriend, world champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko, received a chilly reception Friday in the Japanese fishing village of Taiji, where they called for an end to its annual dolphin hunt. Panettiere said she would “love to be a spokesperson” for the town if it abandons the hunt. Her visit to Taiji comes just weeks after “The Cove,” a gory depiction of Taiji’s dolphin slaughter, won the Oscar for best documentary. The celebrity couple arrived in the morning with a small group of environmental activists. Panettiere tried to meet the mayor and representatives from the local fisheries union, but she and Jeff Pantukhoff, an anti-whaling activist from the U.S., were blocked

at the door of the town hall. “ We a r e trying to peacefully come up with better ideas as to how to generate income Hayden and utilize the Panettiere nature here,” Panettiere told reporters. “We’ve been to Taiji before and it’s a beautiful place with beautiful wildlife.” If Taiji were to quit killing dolphins, “I’d love to be a spokesperson or to help generate tourism,” she said. Fishermen in the village on the rocky coast of southwest Japan consider the hunt a proud legacy. But it has long been targeted by hardcore environmentalists and animal lovers, and the Oscar

has given the opposition more mainstream attention. Panettiere, followed by a crowd of media throughout the day, later walked through a large hole in a barrier along

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Goody-two-shoes feels tempted to be just a little bit bad DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

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you have earned it. Before you try any of the “stuff” your friends have been doing, ask yourself what the consequences could be. Yes, it’s hard being labeled a goodytwo-shoes — but please look closely at who is doing the name-calling. A streetwise

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — Even if this is supposed to be a day of rest for many, you won’t feel fulfilled just idling your time away. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Get out and mingle a bit if you can. You’re in a cycle in which establishing a few new relationships is extremely likely. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Something you thought was destined for failure may make an abrupt turnaround and not only become acceptable, but a favorite of yours. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Exchanging news on what’s the latest in everybody’s lives could lead to some fresh ideas for what’s going on in your life. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Don’t let good conditions that could affect your financial affairs go unused or unattended today. Conditions that affect your material well-being look more hopeful than usual. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you can, find a way to function independently from those in your life who have a tendency to make demands on your time and talent. Be creative about getting out of seeing them. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Keep up with the events of the day, but don’t let what’s going on control your life today unless you want it to. Chances are you’ll fare better by keeping a low profile and doing your own thing. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you can, avoid pretentious people who make you feel uncomfortable today. You’ll be far happier spending time with those you don’t have to impress, and with whom you can just be yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Play to win today, because second place isn’t likely to have much appeal for you when involved in a competitive situation. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — All those restless urges stirring within you today will require a rather high level of activity. Don’t wait to see what is going on with others, drum up some fun things to do with amusing pals. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you have a special need that you know can be fulfilled by a good friend, don’t hesitate to call your amigo for help. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Looking to escape today’s boring routines might instigate finding a perky friend who is of the same mind.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: As I write this letter, my eyes are red from crying. I’m writing to you because I have no other place to seek help. I have been seeing a very special guy for the past four months. He’s a guy who respects me and cares for me. He is fun, trustworthy, kind and never takes advantage of me. In his past, he did some pretty stupid things. I knew all about them when he first showed an interest in me. I told him I wouldn’t date him because of his behavior. He changed his behavior to win my approval. He gave up drugs, alcohol and swearing. Now, after seeing him for these past few months, I know he has everything I’d ever want in a husband. My conflict: My parents won’t let me see him, speak to him or have anything to do with him anymore. I’ve told them about all of his wrongdoings and they seemed OK with it before, but now they want him out of my life. They say I can date him again when I’m 18, which isn’t for another year. I can’t wait that long to hear his voice or look into his eyes again. Please, Dr. Wallace, help me! My mother reads your column every day and I know she will see this. I don’t want to have to call my special guy and break the ugly news or, even worse, say it in person. I wish my parents could come up with something more reasonable, like group dating. I could handle that! Please tell me what you think about this unfortunate issue. — Nameless, Rockford, Ill. Nameless: I don’t quite understand why your parents want this boy out of your life now, but they are willing to allow him to enter it again in a year. The best way for parents to evaluate the person their daughter is dating is to spend time with him. See if they will agree to meet with your boyfriend over dinner, for instance, and get to know him better before deciding whether the relationship should continue. If they still refuse to allow you to date him, obey them and wait until you’re 18. A lot can happen in a year. Dr. Wallace: I live in a rural area. Our house is five miles from my high school, so I have to ride the school bus — and I hate every moment I’m on the bus. The driver has no control of the rowdy students, who throw things, make a lot of noise and call people names. I tried to get my lazy brother to drive me to and from school, but he won’t do it because he doesn’t get up until 11 a.m. My parents can’t help me because they both work. I tried to get my parents to buy a house two blocks from school, but they don’t like living in town. I know you can’t help me, but I feel better just getting this off of my chest. — Emma, Mt. Holly, S.C. Emma: If you’re miserable on the bus, I’ll bet a lot of other kids are, too. Rowdy behavior such as you describe is downright dangerous and should not be tolerated. Maybe your parents can’t drive you to school, but one of them can contact the principal and demand that this unacceptable behavior be corrected. If the principal can’t stop this behavior, the next place to seek help is the school superintendent. Next stop: the school board. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

individual once told me, “The best way out of a jam is not to get into one in the first place.” That tidbit has served me well, and that’s why I’m passing it along to you. Dear Abby: My daughter left our small Midwestern town for the West Coast to marry money. At 37, she finally snagged her millionaire. She thought it was going to give her a blank check. She does live in a lovely home and drives an expensive foreign car, but that’s where it ends. Everything is in his name, and her wedding ring is one we gave her, although

he paid to remove the stone and have it polished. I told her then to walk away. They have two children. Her son is a spoiled brat, completely self-absorbed like his dad. Her daughter has learning disabilities and is still at home. More than one family member refers to her spouse as a horse’s rear end. He rarely attends family events, which is really fine with everyone. At best, he can be described as rude and obnoxious. My daughter would never leave him. She loves the lifestyle too much. If she

only knew how most of her extended family think of them. I’m embarrassed by it, really. I just thought your readers should know that marrying money isn’t necessarily the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. — Her Mom in Wisconsin Dear Mom: I’ll say. Someone who marries for money

usually ends up earning every single penny.

• Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.Dear Abby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Blood vessel disorder uncommon, troublesome Dear Dr. Gott: My sister is a 50-year-old widow with four children who has been diagnosed with Behcet’s disease. Her symptoms began last spring with some arthritis. She then developed horrible sores on her body and a terrible one in her throat. Then her eyes became involved. She has had to quit work and is in almost constant pain. Some nights she has to go to the hospital. She has seen a number of specialists, but this is tiring for her and usually involves travel. We live in a small Canadian province without much diversity, so it was only by chance that the ophthalmologist she saw recognized the symptoms because he was from another country. She has been getting injections in her eye and having both eyes checked frequently. Her throat is getting worse. Should she stop eating and drinking and have IVs until her throat heals? When she does see a physician she hasn’t seen before, they question whether she has lupus, Lyme or Crohn’s disease. She’s very discouraged. Could you tell us what you think the treatment should be and if there are any centers in Canada or the United States that have expertise dealing with this? Dear Reader: I must agree that your sister was extremely lucky to have had an ophthalmologist who recognized her symptoms and could put a name to her condition. My guess is he may be Asian, since Behcet’s is most common in the Far East and Mediterranean areas. The disease is rare in the United States and Canada, but cases do surface. It is named after a Turkish dermatologist, Hulusi Behcet, who documented aphthous oral ulcers, recurrent eye inflammation and genital lesions in the 1930s. The syndrome is an idiopathic disorder classified as a form of vasculitis (blood-vessel inflammation). Because of the diversity of the blood vessels affected, it can occur throughout the body but is most common in the eyes, mouth, lungs, joints, genitals, brain, GI tract and on the skin. When the eyes are affected, inflammation can appear in the front or back, or sometimes in both areas at the same time. When the mouth, lips, tongue and inside of the cheeks are affected, the lesions are often painful, large and numerous. Aneurysms in the lungs can rupture and lead to massive hemorrhaging. Painful ulcers can develop on the vulva or scrotum. Involvement of the central nervous system is a dangerous manifestation. When the disease involves the white matter of the brain and brainstem, stroke, headache, confusion and other conditions can develop. The GI tract can be involved from the mouth to the anus. Diagnosis of Behcet’s can be extremely difficult to clarify. For lesions confined to the mouth, genitals and skin, topical steroids and some oral drugs may be effective. When symptoms become particularly troublesome, corticosteroids may be beneficial. Some people may be placed on low-dose prednisone for control. When eye or central-nervous-system involvement occurs, high doses of prednisone and another form of immunosuppressive treatment are often necessary for control. Thalidomide, a drug banned in the

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United States because of a connection with birth defects, has been found to be effective in severe mucocutaneous cases of Behcet’s, even though there is a connection with the development of peripheral neuropathy in patients who take it for extended periods of time. I do not believe that fasting is an answer for your sister, even with her troublesome throat lesion. In terms of finding a physician to provide care, while the condition is uncommon in the United States and Canada, it has been studied and documented extensively. In fact, a 1998 article by David Hellmann, published and copyrighted by the American College of Physicians in the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program, edition 11, Rheumatology Section, covered Behcet’s.

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Dear Abby: I’m 16 and have grown up religious my whole life. I get good grades and stay out of trouble. A lot of my friends have done crazy things like drinking and partying, but I haven’t. Because of this, I have the reputation of being a “goody-two-shoes.” I’m not saying it’s a bad thing being a good girl, but I don’t want to be a goody-two-shoes. Part of me wants to try some of the stuff my friends have been doing, but I don’t want to lose my parents’ trust. Please help! — Restless in Oregon Dear Restless: You have your parents’ trust because

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

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ACROSS 1 Google oneself 8 Produce greenery 15 Exceeded, as a time limit 16 Scale used in summer weather forecasts 17 Way back when 18 Researcher’s garb 19 Mlle. counterpart 20 Card game declaration 22 Start to dominate? 23 Want-ads fairness pledge: Abbr. 24 Only non-actor ever chosen as People’s Sexiest Man Alive, familiarly 25 Like some kitchens 27 Apology element 29 Cockpit reading 31 MGM co-founder 32 Dagwood’s boss 33 “Star Trek” (2009) villain 35 Case for notions 36 Life partners 40 Chimes in 43 Extemporized 44 Faux 46 Crawling with creepers 47 In advance 49 Dude 50 Tip for an exam taker? 51 Key of Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” 52 “Kisses Sweeter __ Wine”: Jimmie Rodgers hit 53 Italian pistol 56 Database with openings 58 Deforestation concern 59 Orchestrate 60 “__ Creek,” TV series that launched Katie Holmes’s career 61 Pack rat

DOWN 1 Tip for an exam taker? 2 Common DVD bonus feature 3 Pizzeria shout 4 Cubs’ all-time home run leader 5 The Cavaliers of the ACC 6 Wrap again, with questionable etiquette 7 Monastic attire 8 Enviable scholarships 9 Many a racetrack 10 Empowerment word 11 Entrepreneurial monthly 12 Anne of Green Gables, for one 13 Less stoic 14 Stretches 21 Slightly cracked 24 Like Fabergé eggs 25 Puget Sound, e.g. 26 Rose garden bane 28 Back out

30 Slowing, in mus. 32 Oscar night devotees 34 Poet McKuen 36 Half a sleeping pair 37 Mediterranean hot spot 38 Bert has one, but not Ernie 39 “Too many more to mention” abbr. 41 Expert

42 Idiosyncratic 44 Banderillero’s foe 45 “Doonesbury” hippie 48 Indian royal 51 Hugh Laurie’s alma mater 52 Vanishing slope sight 54 Three dots, to Morse 55 Familia member 57 Top at the shore

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01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JERRY EUGENE UZZLE, DECEASED NO. 2010-011PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of Jerry Eugene Uzzle, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi on the 17th day of February, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date of the first publication of this Notice to Creditors. Failure to so do will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this the 17th day of February, 2010. /s/ D. R. Ross Dewayne R. Ross, Executor Of The Estate of Jerry Eugene Uzzle, deceased Publish: 3/13, 3/20, 3/27(3t)

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

CDL LICENSED EQUIPMENT OPERATOR and Driver. 5 years experience, clear record. No phone calls. Apply in person at 4385 Highway 61 North.

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

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

        

   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " NEW DAYCARE FACILITY is looking for a qualified Director. Bachelors Degree preferred, but not required. A High School diploma or GED is required, along with (4) years of verifiable experience working in a licensed childcare facility. Call 601-636-8063, leave message. Send resumes to: Dept 3717 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182

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

Adams County Correctional Center is looking to fill the following positions! We offer competitive wages, career advancement and a comprehensive benefit package. Adams County Correctional Center 20 Hobo Fork Road Natchez, Mississippi 39121 Safety Manager- minimum 5 years experience Shift Supervisor- minimum 5 years experience Assistant Shift Supervisor Program Facilitator Medical Records Supervisor Psychologist Medical Records Clerk Vocational Instructor - Electrical Vocational Instructor - Masonry

Licensed Practical Nurse, (LPN) Warehouse Manager Academic Instructor Correctional Counselor Correctional Officer Dental Assistant Certified Medical Assistant Vocational Instructor - Computer

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Resumes are being accepted for a Full-Time Kindergarten/ Daycare Director. MS Health Dept. qualifications. Send resume to P.O. Box 820772, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2010. RN MANAGER NEEDED for Vicksburg area hospice. Hospice experience preferred but not required. Please send resume to: Dept. 3719, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

SEEKING CERTIFIED Public Accountants CPA for MY Hospitality Services LLC, local hotel and motel management company. Position is salary based and requires applicant to reside in Vicksburg and work out of local office. Send resumes to: Dept 3720 The Vicksburg Post P.O Box 821668 Vicksburg MS 39182

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

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

   CKC REGISTERED POMERANIAN. 5 months, shots, female. $200. Pug/Yorkie mix, Porkie. Female, 10 weeks, shots, $50. 601-529-3669.

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43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens Please adopt today!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale CONTRACTORS TRUCK rack, fits extra cab 2007 GMC and Chevrolet. $500. 601-415-3847.

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FURNITURE BARN

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

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!! "!#  $%  & ' (      #'(  SOLID PINE QUEENSIZE Pier One headboard, $100. Custom made tile top end table, $40. Kitchen table, drop leaf, solid wood, carved legs, $150. 601-6362803, 601-831-6888.

INVACARE MODEL 9000 electric wheel chair with battery charger. Never used. $700. Call 601-415-0981.

Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

TRUE BRAND COMMERCIAL stainless steel upright freezer. Double door refrigerator. Excellent condition. 601-636-3193.

Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on www.petfinder.com

GE WASHER AND DRYER for sale. Good condition, $400. Call 318-341-2038

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11. Business Opportunities

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

17. Wanted To Buy CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Cheapest Prices in Town

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19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

2083 OAK RIDGE, Saturday 6:30am-11am. 4-Family sale! Baby boy clothes, junior to plus size, men's 2x, miscellaneous, household items, purses, scrubs, love seat.

517 HOLLY RIDGE DRIVE off Porter's Chapel by park. Saturday 8am1pm. Crochet and craft magazines, clothes, men's shoes 8.5, archaeology books and magazines, weights, songbooks, guitar instruction books, DVD's, music CD's, fiction books, much more.

HUGE YARD SALE! Saturday 8am-1pm. Spring Hill Church, 815 Mission 66. Furniture, clothes, linens, curtains, household items, bikes and toys, etcetera. Also hot dogs, burgers and sodas.

4518 HALEYS POINT. Follow road beside Battlefield Inn, Saturday 6am3pm. Too much to list!

3 Rolling Hills Road, off Oak Ridge, Saturday, 7am- 12 noon, 3 families, teen's, kid's, adult's clothing, household items, great miscellaneous. Awesome sale! Benefits DECA!

BOVINA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, lots of great items, School wide sale! Benefits Bovina PTO.

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

19. Garage & Yard Sales #1 RIVERVIEW DRIVE, Saturday 7am- until. Sears table saw, 25 gallon air compressor, baby furniture and clothes, dining room table and 6 chairs, 5-piece wicker set, porch rockers, dishes and kitchen items, living room furniture, ladders, much more.

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21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

16' JON BOAT, TRAILER, trolling motor and battery. $1000. 601-415-3354.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413 40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

SHAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010 SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM OAK CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BEDROOM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS SAFE!!! ALL UNITS HAVE

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM

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! No Wonder Everybody’s Doing It

To join The Vicksburg Post newspaper team you must be dependable, have insurance, reliable transportation, and be available to deliver afternoons Monday Friday and early mornings Saturday and Sunday.

Your Hometown Newspaper!

Openings Available in:

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1993 ISUZU PICKUP. Make offer. Set of 5 Jeep rims, $100. 601-218-3135.

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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

• Construction

Barnes Glass

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

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

3216 Washington Large shipment of designer handbags & wallets.Children & adult name brand shoes. Brenda Love.

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automat-

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

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

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS FOR ELDERLY & DISABLED CITIZENS! • Rent Based On Income

3515 MANOR DRIVE VICKSBURG, MS

COME CHECK US OUT TODAY YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME HERE

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

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

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

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

• Signs

PATRIOTIC • FLAGS • BANNERS • BUMPER STICKERS • YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors! Post Plaza

601-631-0400 CABINETS, ADDITIONS, METAL ROOFS, 1601 N. Frontage Rd. VINYL SIDING, PATIO DECKS, Vicksburg, MS 39180 DOZER & EXCAVATOR WORK, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, • Dirt LawnServices Care LOT CLEAN UP Services LICENSED

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

We accept VISA

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

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

• Construction

New Homes

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

ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

• Bulldozer & Construction

601-638-9233

ROSS

• BONDED • INSURED

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

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

WE ACCEPT MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

e y r 601-301-1773

Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

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

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

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

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORTIE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.

Bradford Ridge Apartments

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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BABY CHICKS hatched March 21st, and older. $1.50 each. Looking for Hen Turkeys. 318-552-3314.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Live Crawfish $2.25/ lb

Horseback Birthday Parties

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988 silvercreekarena.com

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Fresh Seafood, Fresh Sack Oysters,

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique�

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

Foster a Homeless Pet!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

We accept:

403 Silver Creek Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 bonelliconstruction@yahoo.com

• Printing

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations (601) 638-2900 Fax (601) 636-6711 1601-C North Frontage Rd Vicksburg, MS 39180

• Insulation

River City Landscaping, LLC

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

• Lawn HandyMan Care Services

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN Joe Rangel - Owner 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

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

601-218-2498

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

Hit The Bullseye By Advertising Daily With The Business And Service Directory Aim for the coverage and receive the most for your advertising dollars in the Vicksburg area!

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

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


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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

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

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

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

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

24. Business Services

2006 BAYLINER SKI Boat. 4.0 Mercruiser, many accessories, excellent condition. $13,000. 601-2181714.

QUALITY PAINTING and Pressure Washing for the lowest price. Call Willie Walker at 601-638-2107.

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

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

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

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

D&D Tree Cutting, Trimming & Lawn Care For Free Estimates, call “Big James” at 601-218-7782. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. GOODWIN FLOOR FINISHING. Install, sand, refinish hardwood floors, 98 percent dust free, commercial equipment used. Free estimates. 601-636-4128, 601529-1457. HOME OR OFFICE cleaning available. 10 years experience. Honest, dependable. References available. 601218-3558. J. JONES LAWN SERVICE. Reasonable rates. Call 601-218-7173. LaBarre Lawn Service. 10 years of service, grass cutting, blowing and edging. 601-540-4395.

LOGUE LAWN & DIRT SERVICES

Grass cutting, general yard clean up, erosion and drainage repair. Call 601-630-7085 River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

HELPING PEOPLE FILE UNDER THE

“BANKRUPTCY CODE” CHAPTER 7 - $600 CHAPTER 13 - $300 DOWN, THE REST IN THE PLAN

NO FAULT DIVORCE - $350

SPRING CLEANING ON your list? Let us do the work for you! Quality Cleaning, painting, power washing. Free estimates, 601-2149805. WILL MOVE YOU easy, fast and cheaper. Just call, 601-630-9196, 601-5290809.

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

28. Furnished Apartments EXECUTIVE BEDROOM SUITE. Fully furnished, kitchen, washer / dryer, covered garage, alarm system, maid service, all utilities furnished. $600 monthly. Call 601-618-0264 NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

601-638-2231 Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments! • Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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

• Pool • Fireplace • Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Spring Move-In Special • 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid No Utility Deposit Required

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

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

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

30. Houses For Rent 1622 SOUTH STREET. 3 bed, 2 full bath, big living room, dining and kitchen area, washroom, newly remodeled, section 8 welcomed. Call 601-795-5065, 601-529-3286. 3 BEDROOMS, 1 BATH, House in South Warren County. Country setting, large yard. 601-529-5733 or 601-415-1117 after 5pm. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS 2300 square feet, remodeled, 3 car carport. $1000 monthly, $1500 deposit, references required. Serious inquiries only. 601-301-0878. 3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS completely remodeled, convenient to WES, fenced back yard, quiet dead end street. $875 monthly. Deposit, first month's rent, references and credit check required. 601529-0725, leave message. 3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,100 and Up! • 721 National. 732-768-5743. 909 NATIONAL STREET. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, $595, deposit required. 601-4150067 LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

29. Unfurnished Apartments Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

601-630-2921

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

121 IMPALA. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. All offers will be considered! Ward Real Estate, 601-634-6898.

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

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40. Cars & Trucks

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

(601-924-8670)

CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North

Call for Details, 601-638-0102

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

40. Cars & Trucks

The Car Store 00 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V1976 ........24 Months @ 260 per month .. 1435*down 99SMO ERCURY LDGRAND MARQUIS GS V1913 ....23 Months D per month ..$1465 SO*LdownD SO@L270 $ 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ........24 Months @ 280 per month .. 1585*down 01 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT V1844 ..24 Months @ 270 per month ....$1615*down 01 PONTIAC BONNEVILLE SLE V1979 24 Months @ 290 per month ..$1870*down 06 CHEVY COLBALT LS V1973 ..............24 Months @ 310 per month ....$1915*down 06 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V1926 ..........23 Months @ 340 per month ..$2375*down 04 NISSAN ALTIMA SE V1969 ..............23 Months @ 360 per month ..$2545*down $

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601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

4022 HIGHWAY 27. Owner financing, 15 percent down. 3 bedroom, 2 bath new home. Ward Real Estate 601-6346898.

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

BEVERLY MCMILLIN

601-636-0502

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

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

Eagle Lake 3 lots, shop & greenhouse, septic, utilities, community pier and boat launch, water view. $49,500 Sullivan Cove Call Bette Paul Warner, 601 218 1800. www.lakehouse.com McMillin Real Estate

36. Farms & Acreage

Bigriverhomes.com Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

“Simply the Best”

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

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1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

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

REAL ESTATE, INC

Realtor

601-415-9179

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

JIM HOBSON

318-322-4000

34. Houses For Sale

HOME FOR SALE. Cary, Ms, adorable 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, 1200 square feet, front/ back porches. 662-907-0619.

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

1911 Mission 66

I-20 AREA, INDIVIDUAL office suites, conference room, kitchen, lobby and reception area. Starting at $300 including utilities. Call 601-218-9631.

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

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✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

40. Cars & Trucks

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490

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

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

1989 F250 DIESEL. Great shape. Runs good. $2500 or best offer. Call 601-218-4873. 1994 DODGE INTREPID. Loaded, new battery, radiator, etcetera. Excellent condition. $800. 601-629-9762. 1995 DODGE CARAVAN. Fair condition. $800 willing to negotiate. 601456-4369. 1996 BUICK PARK AVENUE. $1800. 601-4975382. 1996 GMC SIERRA C2500 SLT. Good condition, 231,000. $4500. 601618-0962, 1996 NISSAN MAXIMA. $1800. 601-497-5382. 2000 VOLVO S-40. $6,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2006 FORD TAURUS. 35,000 miles. $9,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $20,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 TOYOTA AVALON Limited. 25,000 miles, Pearl white. $26,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-6362855. 2009 HONDA FIT. Good condition. $13,500. Call 601-868-1240 BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

GOOD Credit BAD Credit NO Credit Gary has cars, Trucks SUV's for everyone Regardless of Credit Gary's Cars For Less 3524 Hwy 61 S 601-883-9995 Get Pre-Approved www.garyscfl.com

HYUNDAI PARTS for sale. 601-497-5382.

2006 HONDA SHADOW Aero 750 Windshield, Saddleman Saddle bags. Less than 5000 miles. Two tone silver/pearl white. 2 matching helmets included. $4900. 601-279-4031, after 6pm

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33. Commercial Property

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

2150 South Frontage Road

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Owner Finance- No Credit Check! $5000 down, $775 monthly. Nice 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on 2 acres. 601941-2952, 601-720-2106.

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

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

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TOPIC SATURDAY, mARch 27, 2010 • SE C TI O N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

MUSIC

Costa Rican singer Debi Nova

Costa Rican star looking to gain fame in U.S. By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Debi Nova has toured with Ricky Martin, collaborated with the Black Eyed Peas and has been nominated for six Grammys. Yet while she is a star in her native Costa Rica, in the United States and elsewhere, Nova is virtually unknown. The singer-songwriter hopes to change that with her album debut, “Luna Nueva” (which means New Moon), out May 18 on Decca Records. And she is getting some big help with her project: Gustavo Santaolalla, the legendary Argentine musician who was introduced to English audiences with his Academy Award-winning score for 2005’s “Brokeback Mountain,” is the album’s producer. “There have to be certain traits in an artist that will make me excited to work with them. In the case of Debi, there are a lot of things that attracted me,” he said. “She’s a great musician to start with. She writes great songs. She’s a great performer. Debi has that talent that she can write in part Spanish and English and, as part of the concept of this album, both Spanish and English in the same song. All those things add up to make Debi a very exciting artist.” “Luna Nueva” has 10 songs and includes the single “Drummer Boy,” a contagious tune whose sensual video has been on rotation on various MTV channels and other outlets since last month. “It’s an album that doesn’t have borders in terms of language; it’s very free-spirited,” Nova said in a recent interview in New York. “There are songs that have a Spanish chorus, a verse in English and three words in Spanish. (It’s) how we communicate, you know, one sentence in English y otra en espanol,” the 24-yearold explained in a mix of Spanish and English. “That’s how the album is.” Nova, who began playing piano when she was 4, was supposed to release her first album with Warner Brothers, but after three years with the label only one single came out, the hit “One Rhythm,” in 2004. When she moved to Decca, she wrote or co-wrote new songs, inspired by her lives in San Jose, Costa Rica, and her adopted city of Los Angeles, where she has lived for seven years. The album draws on the sounds of Latin America.

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WASHINGTON — It’s the grind that every politician dreads: working the phones, hour after hour, asking people for campaign money. Of all the gushy things that fans of Julianna Smoot have to say about the Obamas’ new social secretary, the most telling may be that she could make even “the ask” seem fun. “She’d place the call, get the person on the phone for you and just make you feel good about it,” says former Democratic Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota, whose losing re-election

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n choosing Julianna Smoot to be the new overlord of the White House social scene — her first day was Monday — the Obamas have selected someone with an enviable list of not-on-theresume qualities that have everything to do with her track record as one of the best fundraisers on the planet. By all accounts, she’s girl-next-door nice, disarming, fun, creative. But also hyperorganized, direct, driven, competitive. And, yes, she can even cuss when necessary, the sting softened by her Southern accent.

campaign in 2004 pulled in millions with Smoot as fundraiser. “Pretty soon, you’d be laughing.” In choosing Smoot to be the new overlord of the White House social scene — her

first day was Monday — the Obamas have selected someone with an enviable list of not-on-the-resume qualities that have everything to do with her track record as one of the best fundraisers on the

planet. By all accounts, she’s girlnext-door nice, disarming, fun, creative. But also hyperorganized, direct, driven, competitive. And, yes, she can even cuss when necessary, the sting softened by her Southern accent. It’s an apt skill set for social secretary, a job that requires a multitasker who can juggle planning for hundreds of occasions ranging from glitzy state dinners to teas-for-two, mediate all the elbows thrown in pursuit of coveted White House invites, and strike the right notes for events with cultural, political, legislative and international overtones. Equally important, she has the trust of the first lady and the president, who calls her

“Smoot.” Susan Sher, chief of staff to Michelle Obama, says Smoot was selected for her organizational abilities and gracious manner, not her history of pulling in big money for Democrats. But Meredith McGehee, policy director of the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, said Smoot’s background calls for extra attention to who scores invitations to White House events. “It does mean she will receive scrutiny, welldeserved scrutiny,” said McGehee. “She is at the nexus between donors and access.” Christine Forester, a San Diego businesswoman who See Smoot, Page D3.

TNA wrestling team headed to convention center By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com In the late 1990s, professional wrestling was as popular as it’s ever been. Each Monday night between 1997 and 1999, nearly 8 million people tuned in to watch either World Wrestling Entertainment’s “Raw” or World Championship Wrestling’s “Monday Nitro.” Wrestlers such as The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin became mainstream stars, while established veterans such as Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan took their popularity to new heights. But as quickly as it began, the boom was over. A mix of bad business decisions, apathetic corporate management and changing tastes shuttered WCW in 2001, and

If you go The TNA Live! show will be at 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Tickets start at $20 and are available at the convention center box office or BeBop Records, through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. “TNA Impact!” is at 8 each Monday night on Spike TV. it was purchased by its main rival, WWE, for $4.2 million. From the ashes rose another wrestling company. A new promotion called Total Nonstop Action, or TNA, began in 2002 and reeled in many of the top stars of the time. Over the next eight years, those wrestlers and a new generation of

up-and-coming stars would build TNA into the secondlargest wrestling outfit in the United States. On April 30, TNA will put on a show at the Vicksburg Convention Center. “We are very excited to have TNA wrestling in Vicksburg,” said VCC sales and marketing manager Erin Powell. “I take special pride in being here from the beginning,” said TNA wrestler Abyss, whose real name is Chris Parks. He appeared on TNA’s first show in 2002 and has been a regular since 2003. “A lot of people said we wouldn’t make it a year — and then we made it two. They said we wouldn’t make it two years — and then we made it three.” See TNA, Page D3.

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Continued from Page D1. The Vicksburg show will feature champion A.J. Styles and top challengers Abyss, D’Angelo Dinero and Jeff Hardy headlining the card. The event is a non-televised “house show,� which typically focuses more on the action in the ring and less on the soap opera-like storylines often associated with wrestling. The house shows are relatively new to TNA. For the first few years of the company’s existence, its matches were held almost exclusively in Orlando, Fla., as a way to keep travel costs down. That was popular with wrestlers, who didn’t have to endure the grueling 52-week travel schedule other promotions have, but it kept fans from making a connection with the wrestlers. Establishing a tour is part of TNA’s push to compete with the wrestling world’s reigning heavyweight champion,

this has nothing to do with got to know Smoot when donors.� both were part of Obama’s It was during the campaign money-raising juggernaut that Smoot earned the conin the 2008 campaign, said fidence of the Obamas, to Smoot is persuasive. whom Smoot didn’t flinch “Because she is Julianna, from delivering both good there is nothing that people news and bad on the funddon’t want to do for Juliraising front. anna,� Forester says. “She “She could take a situation has never sought the limewhere everyone was feellight. She’s really all for geting an enormous amount of ting the work done.� stress and anxiety, and with Smoot, 42, spent the past a very gentle touch, make year working as chief of staff everyone relax,� says Valto U.S. Trade Representaerie Jarrett, a senior adviser tive Ron Kirk. He says that to Obama who got to know when the presidential transition team learned Smoot was Smoot during the campaign. Next to Smoot’s desk interested in working at the throughout the campaign trade office, he was told: “If was a money tree — a potted you don’t take her, you’re a plant with a braided trunk fool.� that is associated with finanSmoot already had an cial good eye-popping achievement Julianna Smoot, 42, spent fortune. “There were by then. As the past year working as times when finance director for the chief of staff to U.S. Trade the money tree wasn’t Obama camRepresentative Ron Kirk. the strongest, paign — her first presidenHe says that when the but it always came back,� tial race — presidential transition says Ami she brought in nearly team learned Smoot was Copeland, who worked with $750 milinterested in working at Smoot during lion, a record amount that the trade office, he was the campaign and credits surpassed told: “If you don’t take her with keepthe combined ing both the total for both her, you’re a fool.� plant and the major party Obama money candidates operation healthy. four years earlier. Early on, “She’s a leader by supportthe impressive cash haul ing the people around her,� marked Obama, a first-term Copeland said. He added: senator, as a serious con“The one thing she does tender and in later stages it not tolerate is inaction. You provided the cash to let him know when you haven’t fuldo pretty much whatever he filled a commitment.� wanted. Copeland remembers sitPlenty of other Democrats, ting down at a D.C. hotel too, owe their campaign milwith Smoot and Pritzker for lions to Smoot’s abilities. She a kick-off planning meeting steered fundraising for Demearly in 2007 that stretched ocratic Senate candidates in to five or six hours as the trio 2006, raising a record sum. plotted strategy and sent out Smoot is taking over the for food. They carved up the Social Office from Desiree nation in regions. Identified Rogers, a fashion-forward big donors to court. Keyed Chicago confidante of the in on tapping small supportObamas who resigned after ers. Talked through staff. little more than a year in Roughed out what events the job. Rogers’ service was should look like. marked by a series of sucOver the next two years, cessful high-wattage social says Copeland, “in a lot of events and lots of new and ways it really played out that creative twists, among them way.� an East Room poetry jam Pritzker, who says she and trick-or-treating by thouarrived at that first meeting sands of D.C. kids on the with pages of questions, said White House lawn. the goals were audacious Her tenure was marred, and the results are proof of though, by the big blowup Smoot’s leadership abilities. over the party-crashers Over the nearly two-year at the Obamas’ first state presidential campaign, Pritzdinner and a general sense ker says, there was only one that she acted too much like fundraiser that didn’t meet a celebrity and not enough its goal. like a staff member. And even when the news Smoot comes across as the was grim, such as Obama’s anti-diva. Fashion doesn’t second-place finish in New consume her. No one expects Hampshire, “Julianna was her to turn up in Vogue magazine, as Rogers did early on. just all the more determined and all the more committed Or to pull up a seat at a state that we would work harder,� dinner, as did Rogers. Or to Pritzker said. have a front-row seat during Smoot grew up in North New York fashion week, as Carolina, the daughter of did Rogers. Think J. Crew, a golf pro dad and a school not Comme des Garcons. teacher mother, and still Smoot has declined interkeeps a Southern accent in view requests since the her tool kit. announcement Feb. 27 that “She can play that whole she was moving to the Social Southern belle thing to a ‘T�’ Office. But Penny Pritzker, says Kirk. “But in the jobs a Chicago business executhat she’s had, you have to be tive who developed a close able to tell people no and do friendship with Smoot when Pritzker was national finance it in a way that they’re not offended.� chief of the Obama camRaising money came to her paign, said in an interview naturally. that Smoot was “into it, and Lisa Lauterbach Laskin, an her competitive juices are associate dean at Harvard, flowing to do a good job.� was Smoot’s “big sister� at “She told me she was even Wilson House when they thinking about different attended Smith College ideas as she was showertogether in the 1980s, and ing in the morning,� Pritzker says Smoot’s accent seemed said. This was just days after exotic to New Englanders the change was announced. and “always charmed everyWhite House aides say the body we talked to.� She says transition from fashionista she dragged Smoot along to a to fundraiser portends no phone-a-thon to raise money big changes in White House from students’ parents, and guest lists or the general direction of the social operaSmoot was hooked. tion. Fourteen months into “It was fun,� Lauterbach the Obama presidency, the Laskin recalled. traditional social events — Smoot considered becomfrom Easter Egg Roll to Goving a lawyer after college ernor’s Ball — have all been but was drawn back to road-tested at least once. fundraising. “With one of everything “I thought, I liked fundunder our belt, it’s much raising at Smith, and I liked more a matter of tweaking politics,� she told the Smith and expanding and trying to Alumnae Quarterly in 2008. get as many different types “It was as simple as that.� of people in here as possible,� said Sher. “And no,

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WWE. “The biggest thing that sets us apart is our access to fans,� Parks said. “After the show, we’ll do meet-and-greets with the fans, they can get in the ring and take Polaroids with us. Our competition doesn’t have that level of access.� Last fall, TNA brought wrestling icons Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair into the fold and put them in a marquee role as tag team partners to Abyss and Styles, respectively. TNA also signed on former WWE champions Hardy and Rob Van Dam. The biggest splash, however, came earlier this month when TNA moved its weekly televised show “TNA Impact� from Thursday to Monday night. That put it in direct competition with WWE’s long-running “Raw� program and rekindled talk of the late’90s “Monday Night Wars� between WWE and WCW. “Us moving to Monday nights, all it was was us continuing the growth and matu-

ration process,� Parks said. “The move to Monday nights was us taking the next step.� There have also been direct references to WWE in some of TNA’s biggest storylines. It’s something that would have been unthinkable in the wrestling business as recently as 20 years ago and straddles a fine line between selling their own product and raising awareness of the competition. But manager Jimmy Hart, who himself is a WWE Hall of Famer and has been in the wrestling business for 29 years, said it’s a necessity these days. With the rise of internet message boards, fans are much more knowledgeable about the backstage workings of the industry. Wrestlers often switch companies, and having a former champion from one brand suddenly show up on another gives both the wrestler and the promotion instant credibility in the ring. “Every now and then, they’ll talk about it because the fans

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hat is your “personal best”? The answer varies according to individual backgrounds and capabilities as well as how determined you are to succeed. The Tour de France champion’s personal best as a cyclist is certainly better than that of the biking enthusiast who only gets out on weekends. But both are glorifying God by using the gifts they have been given. The most qualified and determined of us can experience tragedy and loss that jolt our capacity to perform daily tasks and reach our goals. But that effort required when we do our best can prepare us for handling adversity. God can help us in times of difficulty, too. No matter what, we need to focus on God as the inspiration for our “personal best”. When we give Him our best as we worship each week, He returns it to us with added strength and peace. Won’t you give God your all this week as you worship Him? Sunday Job 42.1-17

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