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By Danny Barrett Jr. Two Democratic candidates for countywide office deemed ineligible to run in Warren County due to their voter registration status have let a hearing date pass, the local party’s presiding officer said Wednesday. Geoffrey Greetham, one of seven who had filed for circuit clerk, and Crystal Fay Jenkins, one of six who had entered the tax assessor’s race, were not registered to vote in Warren County upon findings by the Warren County Democratic Executive Committee after the March 1 qualifying deadline. Neither had requested a hearing before the committee to challenge the findings before a deadline Tuesday, committee chair John Shorter said. Party primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election is Nov. 8. District races for supervisor will take place under current lines, with a second election next year along new lines a near-certainty due to population shifts in the 2010 census. State law mandates a person be a qualified elector of the county where the office is being sought. Independent filers need 50 signatures on a qualifying petition. No candidates from the Republican primary ballot have been dropped, according to the Warren County Republican Executive Committee. Races for circuit clerk and tax assessor feature multiple challengers, as do contests for five of seven posts elected countywide. Circuit Clerk Shelly AshleyPalmertree, a Democrat, is opposed by Preston Balthrop on the primary ballot. Bill Jeffers and David Sharp are running as Republicans. Primary winners face independents Jan Hyland Daigre and Robert Terry in the Nov. 8 general election. For assessor, Angela Brown and Gary Lick are in the Democratic primary while Mike Caruthers is unopposed on the Republican ballot. Winners face independents Ben Luckett and Doug Tanner in the general election. The ultimate winner succeeds four-term incumbent Richard Holland, one of two incumbent countywide See Election, Page A9.

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Levee board loses appeal for Yazoo pump project By The Associated Press

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Lightning makes a light show over downtown Vicksburg Tuesday night as thunderstorms moved in before staying throughout the night and into the morning. Though the storm cleared out, clouds con-

River at 43.2 in city; crest expected today By Danny Barrett Jr. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg was expected to crest today slightly above flood stage. Overflow from the river, which reaches flood stage in Vicksburg at 43 feet, had overtaken much of Jackson Lane in Kings Tuesday, ahead of this morning’s 43.2-foot reading at the Vicksburg gauge. The low-lying street is among the first in the city to take on water when the river rises. No road closures have been announced. Tuesday’s rainfall totaled 3.65 inches at the river bridges, 2.36 inches at Vicksburg Tal-

By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — The chant of “No more cuts! No more cuts!” reverberated off the marble walls of the Mississippi Capitol rotunda Tuesday as about 500 people rallied to support funding for education and mental health services. Legislators are trying to write a budget for the year

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

See River, Page A8.

A fish lies on a partially flooded Jackson Lane Tuesday.

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See Pumps, Page A9.

More on Legislature that begins July 1. Leaders in the Democratic-controlled House say they oppose some ideas presented by Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and the Republican-controlled Senate, including a proposed reduction in class-

room supply money and tight funding for mental health centers. Lawmakers missed a Saturday night deadline to file a $5.5 billion budget outline, and it’s not clear when they’ll finish the job. “It’s time for us to stop playing political games with our children,” Kevin Gilbert, president of the MissisThe associated press

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Budget-cut protesters gather at the state Capitol Tuesday.



Tonight: mostly cloudy, lows in the lower 40s Thursday: partly cloudy, highs in the mid-60s Mississippi River: 43.2 feet Rose: 0.2 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

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lulah Regional Airport, and 1.8 inches at the City Water Treatment Plant, according to readings gathered by the National Weather Service in Jackson. “It prompts a crest almost immediately,” said the weather service’s senior service hydrologist, Marty Pope, adding crests expected upriver at Arkansas City and Greenville should hold. A 30 percent rain chance this morning was predicted to fall to zero late today through Thursday. Daytime traffic on the river near the river bridges was being directed by the Vicksburg Information Center

Hundreds protest budget cuts



tinued and were in the National Weather Service forecast to stick around most of the day before coming back for another rainstorm late Friday.

JACKSON — A Mississippi levee board that wants to move forward with a $220 million flood control project has lost a bid in federal court to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2008 veto of the project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the EPA in August 2009 in U.S. District Court in Greenville. Court records show U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock dismissed the lawsuit Monday. The levee board, made up of representatives from several Mississippi counties, wanted to move forward with the Yazoo Backwater Project, a decades-old proposal to build a pump station to drain wetlands, farmland and forests north of Vicksburg when the Mississippi River is high. Congress authorized the Mississippi Delta project in 1941 but didn’t fully fund it. The EPA vetoed the Yazoo pump aspect of the project in 2008, saying it would destroy wetlands, water quality and habitat for threatened species. The lawsuit challenged the EPA’s authority to stop the project. The levee board’s chief engineer, Peter Nimrod, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the board might appeal Aycock’s ruling. “They hurt the environment by not allowing us to build it,” Nimrod said of the EPA.


1959: A narrowly divided U.S. Supreme Court, in Bartkus v. Illinois, rules that a conviction in state court following an acquittal in federal court for the same crime does not constitute double jeopardy. 1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot and seriously injured outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded were White House press secretary James Brady; Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and District of Columbia police officer


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Thomas Delahanty. 1986: Actor James Cagney dies at 86. 1991: Patricia Bowman tells authorities she’d been raped by William Kennedy Smith, the nephew of Sen. Edward Kennedy. 2002: Britain’s Queen Mother Elizabeth dies in her sleep; she was 101.



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Vicksburg man held in 14 car burglaries in county By Pamela Hitchins A 20-year-old Vicksburg man found in possession of many items reported stolen in 14 auto burglaries during the past three days was arrested early this morning, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said today. Walker S. Biedenharn, 20, 4345 Bovina Cutoff Road, was taken into custody at 1:50 this morning, said Pace. “He is now charged with receiving stolen property, but as the investigation continues, we anticipate the charges will

be upgraded to auto burglary, possibly as early as this afternoon,” said the sheriff. Biedenharn was being held at the Warren County Jail without bond pending an initial court hearing today. The burglaries had been reported in and near the Openwood, Lake Forest and Dogwood Lakes subdivisions and off Culkin Road. Two were reported Sunday, seven Monday and five Tuesday. Items reported stolen included loaded handguns, computers, wallets and cash, all taken from unlocked vehicles on Fairways Drive, Newit

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new business school in a multimillion-dollar bond bill awaiting the governor’s signature. The Legislature gave the project $11 million in 2010. Bob Pierce, USM’s vice president for advancement, said private funds will pick up the remainder of the $7 million tab, plus an extra $3 million

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pretive Center off Levee Street. Cheyenne Steel began work on March 21 and plans to complete the frame and roof structures in about two months, Hughes said.

USM planning $36M business building HATTIESBURG (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi has announced plans for a new $36 million building to replace the 44-year-old Joseph Greene Business Building on the Hattiesburg campus next to the Trent Lott Center. Lawmakers have approved an initial $15 million for USM’s

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some of the property.” Pace said deputies Randy Lewis, Sam Winchester and Todd Dykes went to Biedenharn’s home around 8 p.m. Tuesday with the search warrant. Biedenharn was not at home, but in the course of about two hours at the house, deputies found two golf clubs, an ice chest, a PlayStation 3 game system, a satellite radio, an iPod touch and many other items that had been reported missing from the vehicles, including prescription medication bearing the names of more than one of the victims, Pace said.

A deputy remained in the area and arrested Biedenharn without incident when he returned home early this morning, said the sheriff. After arresting Biedenharn, deputies recovered one of the handguns reported stolen, a .45-caliber pistol, beneath a bridge on Warriors Trail, Pace said. Another stolen weapon, a .380-caliber loaded handgun, had not been recovered. Pace said Biedenharn has no record of criminal arrests in Warren County.

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A Vicksburg woman was shot in the head and critical in a Jackson hospital this morning, and her husband was in the Warren County Jail, officials said. Vivian Davis, 50, 106 Alfred Drive, was taken to River Region Medical Center and later transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson where, hospital spokesman Matt Westerfield said, she was in critical condition this morning. Raleigh A. Davis, 54, was arrested at their home at 6:51 p.m., shortly after the shooting, and charged with aggravated domestic assault, Lt. Bobby Stewart of the Vicksburg Police Department said. The shooting followed an argument, Stewart said.

County man charged with selling marijuana A county man was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with the sale of marijuana, Vicksburg police Lt.


from staff reports Bobby Stewart said. Willie J. Spratley, 31, 3785 Flowers Hill Road, was arrested at his workplace, 200 County Lane, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, after an investigation stemming from complaints that he was selling drugs in the area, Stewart said. Spratley was released from the Warren County Jail at 7:23 p.m. Tuesday after posting a $5,000 bond.

Computer stolen from First East home A house burglary was reported in the city Tuesday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 9:42 p.m. a Samsung laptop computer valued at $850 was reported missing from a home in the 1400 block of First East Street.

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Seven found guilty Seven convictions for first offense driving under the influence were recorded during the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Alan Kenneth Gurley, 35, 1843 Martin Luther King Blvd., was fined $773. • Nicholas Joseph Pee, 26, 109 Church Hill Drive, was fined $773. • William Gail Smith, 64, 109

Maison Rue, was fined $763. In Warren County Justice Court: • Antonio Trell Carter, 28, 629 U.S. 80, Apt. 12, was fined $664.50. • George Marshall Jr., 31, 907 Leach St., Yazoo City, was fined $674.50. • Curtis Warren Nevels, 47, 111 Merry Hill Road, was fined $664.50. • Angel Manuel Reynosa, 37, 1940 Heather Place, was fined 589.50.

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Alabama lab first defense for radiation MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — At a government laboratory in Alabama, workers in blue coats unload envelopes packed with small filters that trapped air particles in Hawaii, Alaska and elsewhere. The discs are placed in lead-lined, barrel-like devices for testing to make sure no traces of radioactive materials have wafted across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. So far, the sea breeze in places like Honolulu is no more dangerous than the pollen-laden air of the Deep South, according to officials. Still, the 60 or so workers in the 72,000-squarefoot building will be the first to know if the Japanese disaster spreads harmful amounts of radiation to the U.S. Minute amounts of radiation from Japan’s reactor have spread as far as the U.S. East Coast, though officials say it’s less harmful than the radiation people are exposed to on a routine basis. Using super-sensitive equipment and computers linked to West Coast monitors by satellite connections that download new air-quality data each hour, experts hunched over monitors are scouring the atmosphere for any radioactive materials that could pose a threat to U.S. public health. There’s always some radiation in the environment — the testers are looking for abnormally high amounts. Located on an annex of Maxwell Air Force base just a few miles from Alabama’s white-

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Ronald G. Fraass discusses the lab’s role in scouring the atmosphere for radioactive materials. domed Capitol, the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory has added a few extra contract workers because of the threat from Japan, officials said. And, as a precaution, it plans an early start to an annual program that tests milk for traces of radiation. “I don’t expect to see anything, but we’ll have the data if we’re asked for it,” lab director Ronald G. Fraass said. An electric plant with six nuclear reactors on Japan’s northeast shore was badly damaged by the earthquake and

tsunami that struck March 11, prompting mass evacuations as the plant spewed radiation into the environment. Since then in Japan, radiation has been found in raw milk, seawater and 11 kinds of vegetables grown near the complex. President Barack Obama, other leaders and scientists have tried to assure Americans that radiation from the Japanese disaster doesn’t pose a threat to the United States, but a hotline set up by health officials in California still was flooded with more than 1,000 calls about radiation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Japanese nuclear crisis has reignited a debate in the United States over the government’s role in distributing a cheap anti-cancer drug to people living around nuclear power plants. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission currently makes the drug, potassium iodide, available to states for distribution within a 10-mile radius of nuclear power plants. Some House members from both parties want that expanded to 20 miles. And the American Thyroid Association, whose mission is to promote thyroid health, wants to go further — urging that potassium iodide be made available within 200 miles of a nuclear plant. Vicksburg is 20 miles from Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson. Potassium iodide, if taken within a few of hours of radiation exposure, helps reduce the risk of thyroid cancer by preventing the body from absorbing radioactive iodine.

Setbacks mount at leaking nuclear plant TOKYO (AP) — Setbacks mounted today in the crisis over Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation levels yet and the president of the plant operator checking into a hospital with hypertension. Nearly three weeks after a March 11 tsunami engulfed the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant,

knocking out power to the cooling system that keeps nuclear fuel rods from overheating, Tokyo Electric Power Co. is still struggling to bring the facility in northeastern Japan under control. Radiation leaking from the plant has seeped into the soil and seawater nearby and made its way into produce, raw milk and even tap water

as far as Tokyo, 140 miles to the south. The stress of reining in Japan’s worst crisis since World War II has taken its toll on TEPCO President Masataka Shimizu, who was sent to a hospital late Tuesday. Shimizu, 66, has not been seen in public since a March 13 news conference in Tokyo, raising speculation that he

had suffered a breakdown. For days, officials deflected questions about Shimizu’s whereabouts, saying he was “resting” at company headquarters. Spokesman Naoki Tsunoda said today that Shimizu had been admitted to a Tokyo hospital after suffering dizziness and high blood pressure.

Missing BP laptop had personal data of claimants NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP employee lost a laptop containing personal data belonging to thousands of Louisiana residents who filed claims for compensation after the Gulf oil spill, a company spokesman said Tuesday.

BP spokesman Curtis Thomas said the oil giant has mailed out letters to roughly 13,000 people whose data was stored on the computer, notifying them about the potential data security breach and offering to pay for their credit to be monitored.

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Zach Scruggs hearing May 23 OXFORD (AP) — A hearing on Zach Scruggs’ motion to overturn his conviction in a judicial bribery case is now set for May 23. U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers issued the order on Monday. The hearing had been scheduled for April 25. Scruggs pleaded guilty in 2008 to knowing about a felony and not reporting it. He now says the U.S. Supreme Court has limited the scope of the honest services fraud statute that was the underlying crime. He was released from a halfway house in August 2009 after serving a 14-month sentence.

Meanwhile, manslaughter and perjury are among possible charges that Justice Department investigators are exploring in the early stages of their probe into the Gulf oil spill, people familiar with the inquiry said Tuesday. These people said the Jus-

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JACKSON — Some state lawmakers are trying to revive a proposed Mississippi civil rights museum after the project stalled amid a dispute over a requirement for private matching money. Negotiators from the House and Senate missed a weekend deadline to agree on proposals to build a civil rights museum and a Mississippi history museum on stateowned property in Jackson. Lawmakers are considering borrowing money by issuing bonds for the project. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, said Tuesday his chamber won’t pass a bill for the project without a provision requiring organizers to raise about $15 million in private money. Under the proposal that passed the Senate, the state would provide $30 million once the private cash is raised. The plan that initially passed the House would authorize $55 million in bonds for both museums and a parking lot. The museums would be adjacent to each other, a few blocks from the Capitol. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Percy Watson, D-Hattiesburg, said a motion is pending in the House to bring the bill back up. He said lawmakers also “have a couple of other options,” but didn’t go into detail. “If we can get past some of these other impasses at the Capitol, we might have it passed in 48 hours,” Watson said Tuesday. Watson also said he believes the Senate will back off the private match requirement. Sen. John Horhn, D-Jackson, has filed a resolution to suspend the deadline so the measure can be considered. But Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant said he’s concerned about the state going further into debt. Lawmakers have approved a $422 million comprehensive bond bill to pay for numerous projects at state agencies and college campuses. “I support it in concept. My problem just now is our bond indebtedness,” Bryant said.

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JACK VIX SAYS: What a light show.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Col. H.M. Street of Meridian is registered at the Hotel Piazza. • Louis Dubroc’s horse runs away and Mr. Dubroc has his collarbone broken.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Helen Guider is married to Dr. W.B. Pierce of Lake Providence. • The board of aldermen may pave Belmont Street.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Bob Kelly and Frank Scott will plant 200 acres of cotton at their Glass place. • Mrs. E.M. Durham and Bessie Durham are in New Orleans.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Louis Pichetto and Joseph Schlesinger will open a “Sweets Emporium.” • J.D. Thames Jr. wins the declamation contest at Vicksburg High School.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 P.H. Stuart of Lake Providence dies here. • Dr. J.B. Austin becomes a candidate for re-election to the Legislature.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Alf Stone, chairman of the Tax Commission, addresses the Vicksburg Rotary Club. • Grey Flowers Jr. is here from Washington and Lee to spend the spring holidays with his parents.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Dr. Guy C. Jarratt speaks at Grove Street School at the Parent-Teachers Association pre-school clinic.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gerache and children move into their new home on McAuley Drive. • Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Harris announce the birth of a son, Joe Wayne, on April 3. • John Mills stars in “Swiss Family Robinson” at the Joy Theatre.


40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Carl Osgood and children are visiting relatives in Memphis. • Mr. and Mrs. Phil Solomon announce the birth of a daughter, Stephanie, on March 22. • Mrs. Ethel Baxter dies.

Obamacare at 1 year old It had a difficult birth, and when it finally was brought home a large segment of the family recoiled in horror. Showing it around in public could elicit either sympathetic advice to “just give it time” or frowns of disapproval. Many folks want to disown it or send it back. Even its legality has been questioned. Now, after 12 months of growing pains, it is celebrating its first anniversary. Happy birthday, Obamacare. On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, two days after the House of Representatives narrowly passed it 219-212 in a vote that likely sealed the electoral fate for dozens of Democratic legislators who supported it. Indeed, most public opinion polls at the time showed either a plurality or a majority of Americans opposed to the bill, and that wave of disapproval swamped congressional incumbents in November. Republicans gained 63 seats to gain control of the House, and the Democratic

majority in the Senate shrank from 57 seats to 51 (not counting two independents who caucus with the Democrats). Re-energized Republicans hoped to channel that public discontent into political momentum to eliminate the health care law. A RealClearPolitics average of five opinion polls taken between January 14 and March 13 shows 51.8 percent of Americans favor repeal, with 40.8 percent opposed. Outright repeal is unlikely, though. Although the House in January voted to overturn Obamacare, it will prove to be a symbolic move as the effort will stall in the Democratic Senate — and President Obama would never sign a repeal bill anyway. Instead, Republicans will try to chip away at the law by denying funding for parts of it as they come into effect. Although the majority of is provisions do not unfold until 2014, Obamacare in its infancy has had negative effects. Mandates on insurance companies have raised premiums. More than 6,500 pages of new regulations have been added to the Federal Register. In

response, the Obama administration has doled out some 1,000 waivers exempting companies, unions and even some states from complying with the law. That has further complicated a complex system and raised questions about fairness. But the costs and complexity of Obamacare are nothing compared to its dramatic expansion of federal power and restriction of individual liberty. The law mandates that every American purchase health insurance or else pay a penalty. Never before has the federal government required a citizen to buy a product or penalize them for their economic inactivity. Florida and several other states have sued to block Obamacare on the grounds that it is unconstitutional — Congress exceeded its powers granted under the Commerce Clause. Hopefully sometime around its second birthday, Obamacare will receive the final judgment it deserves in the Supreme Court — ensuring there won’t be a third anniversary.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Services are held for Barney Emrick. • Lerris LaShann Cooper celebrates his first birthday. • Mr. and Mrs. David D. Holter are the parents of a daughter, Sarah Margaret, born April 3.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 An off-duty Vicksburg Police Department officer is shot in the leg with his own gun during an argument with his girlfriend. • Officials say the construction of a U.S. 61 South bridge, to replace one washed out during heavy rains, will not be completed until the end of July.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Randy Gay joins Warren-Yazoo Mental Health as a staff accountant. • An unattended candle is believed to be the cause of a fire that damaged an apartment at Circle Lake. • Sherman Avenue third-graders participate in the Hop-a-Thon for Muscular Dystrophy.

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Critics of health care law engage in false claims WASHINGTON — One year after Congress passed a landmark health care law, its detractors continue to campaign against it with deceit, dissembling and distortion. They have blamed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act for a high unemployment rate, runaway deficits and spiraling health care costs. The facts don’t count for much in this debate. It doesn’t seem to matter that President Barack Obama’s predecessor ate through a budget surplus with two unfunded wars and, ironically, a huge new health care entitlement — a prescription drug plan for seniors. Nor does it seem to matter that health care costs were soaring for years before the Affordable Care Act, which curbs Medicare spending. Obama and his Democratic colleagues, including Nancy Pelosi, share the blame for the confusion and misinformation that abound: They did a poor job of building public support for the law, allowing Republicans to create a backlash. But you’ve got to give the law’s critics credit, too. Unrestrained by truth or reason, they have engaged



The Affordable Care Act bears no resemblance to the systems in place in Great Britain ... or Canada.

in a creative campaign to discredit the law, often reversing their previously held positions. Mitt Romney’s attempts to distance himself from his own Massachusetts health care law, from which “Obamacare” borrows heavily, are well known. And laughable. Then there are detractors such as Atlanta-area businessman Herman Cain. As he considers a run for the GOP nomination for the presidency, Cain likes to tell audiences that he would not have survived Stage IV colon cancer if the Affordable Care Act had been in place. He repeated that contention when I interviewed him here in February.

“If Obamacare gets implemented, it will slow down the process of treatment from start to finish. Every socialized health care system has shown that. ... “If we had had a system similar to the one they have in Canada or Britain, I wouldn’t have been able to get the quality of care or the speed of care,” Cain told me. There’s a problem with those comparisons, though. The Affordable Care Act bears no resemblance to the systems in place in Great Britain (where many doctors and nurses are government employees) or Canada (which has a singlepayer system, much like Medicare

for all citizens). The new health care law would require every American to purchase private health insurance. Nothing in the law would force Cain, a wealthy businessman, to give up the private health insurance policy that helped pay for the care he received at Houston’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, one of the nation’s leading cancer treatment facilities. Nothing in the Affordable Care Act prohibits the center’s cutting-edge treatments or rations them. Since Cain would brook no disagreement, I left the interview confused about whether he genuinely believed his factually incorrect arguments. Perhaps he was merely repeating the false claims he’s heard in right-wing circles. However, I’m certain that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., was intentionally disingenuous and misleading in an essay he wrote in The Wall Street Journal last week, in which he suggested that his nowgrown daughter, who was born with a heart defect, would not have survived under the current law.

He was careful with his rhetoric, engaging in innuendo, half-truths and speculation. “I am convinced that Obamacare was designed to lead to a government takeover of our entire health-care system,” he wrote — an assertion that merely cozies up to the lie that the new law IS a government takeover. Like Cain, Johnson is a very wealthy man, and his daughter was covered by private health insurance. Nothing in the Affordable Care Act would take away his right to purchase that policy or circumvent his “freedom to seek out the most advanced surgical technique.” The Affordable Care Act merely seeks to give more Americans that same “freedom.” It’s hardly a perfect piece of legislation, but it’s a pretty darn good one. If it were as bad as its critics claim, they’d be much more likely to tell the truth about it. •

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

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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)..........35.72 American Fin. (AFG)..............34.68 Ameristar (ASCA)....................17.03 Auto Zone (AZO)................. 273.44 Bally Technologies (BYI).......36.51 BancorpSouth (BXS)..............15.19 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..........13.50 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)............48.41 Champion Ent. (CHB).................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...........40.09 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC).......48.89 Cooper Industries (CBE)......65.54 CBL and Associates (CBL)...........17.22 CSX Corp. (CSX).......................80.01 East Group Prprties (EGP)........42.93 El Paso Corp. (EP)...................17.59 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...............67.33

Fastenal (FAST)........................63.97 Family Dollar (FDO)...............52.40 Fred’s (FRED).............................13.10 Int’l Paper (IP)..........................28.90 Janus Capital Group (JNS).......12.16 J.C. Penney (JCP)....................36.18 Kroger Stores (KR)..................24.19 Kan. City So. (KSU).................54.49 Legg Mason (LM)................. 35.25 Parkway Properties (PKY).........16.73 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)..................64.16 Regions Financial (RF)............ 7.15 Rowan (RDC)............................ 43.46 Saks Inc. (SKS).......................... 11.17 Sears Holdings (SHLD)......... 80.25 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD)........29.21 Sunoco (SUN)........................... 45.84 Trustmark (TRMK).................. 23.01 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)...................... 44.74 Tyson Foods (TSN)................. 19.60 Viacom (VIA)............................. 52.25 Walgreens (WAG)................... 39.93 Wal-Mart (WMT)..................... 52.26


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pressure to curb rising gas prices, President Barack Obama is calling for the U.S. to reduce its oil imports by onethird over the next decade, a lofty goal likely to run into significant obstacles. Senior administration officials say Obama will seek to reduce the U.S. dependence on foreign oil by boosting domestic energy production, offering incentives to increase the use of biofuels and natural gas, and making cars and trucks more fuel-efficient. Obama is expected to outline these steps during a speech on the nation’s energy security today at Georgetown University. In a speech Tuesday in New York City, Obama pointed to rising gasoline prices to underscore the need for a comprehensive energy plan. In Vicksburg, gas prices in the past month have gone from about $2.75 a gallon to $3.50.

“We’ve still got a lot of work to do on energy,” the president told an audience of donors at The Studio Museum in President Harlem. “The Barack Obama last time gas prices were this high was 2008 when I was running.” Obama contrasted his approach to an energy slogan popular among Republicans. “The other side kept talking about ‘drill, baby, drill.’ That was the slogan,” he said. “What we were talking about was breaking the pattern of being shocked by high prices” and then lulled into inaction. Obama is far from the first president to set out to make the country energy-independent. U.S. presidents dating back to Richard Nixon had similar goals.

FDA eyeing link between food dyes, hyperactivity The FDA is examining the link between dyes found in everyday foods and hyperactivity in children. At a two-day meeting starting today, an FDA advisory committee will decide whether available data links the dyes and the disorder. The panel will recommend whether the agency should further study the issue or require better labeling. The FDA has so far said there is no proven relationship between food dyes and hyperactivity in most children. But the agency said that for “certain susceptible children,” hyperactivity and other behavioral problems may be exacerbated by food dyes and other substances in food.

Dems hint at flexibility in budget talks Democrats indicated Tuesday they might be willing to

established at Ergon Marine and Industrial Supply, said Lt. j.g. Ryan Gomez, a spokesman for the Coast Guard. After 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Coast Guard’s Sector Lower Mississippi River unit in Memphis was coordinating traffic, Gomez said. Restrictions still continue for barges on the river in Vicksburg following two strikes to bridge support piers last week, including the barge that remains partially submerged beneath Interstate 20 after all 30 barges on a southbound tow broke loose a week ago today. Efforts to cut the barge from the pier have been delayed so equipment can be safely secured. Southbound tows on the river near the Vicksburg bridges are limited to daylight hours. A 20-barge maximum is in effect for tows pushed with a 6,000 horsepower vessel. For tows under that horsepower, they must have 280 horsepower per barge. For tows pushed with 7,200 horsepower or greater, a 25-barge maximum is in place. Northbound tows are limited to nighttime hours and


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS accept Republican-backed curbs on the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal regulators as part of an overall deal on spending cuts, a rare hint of compromise in private negotiations marked by public rancor. There was no reaction from the White House, though administration officials are working with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the secretive three-way talks that include House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Any concession by Democrats on nonspending items would mark an attempt to persuade Republicans to accept smaller budget cuts than the $61 billion contained in legislation that passed the House last month. A shortterm spending measure expires April 8. A partial government shutdown looms.

Clarissa “Chris” Danielle Scott Sunrise 12/31/1972 - Sunset 2/27/2011

It is said that a thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, But also the parents of all virtues, knowing what all of you have done for this family has made me more humble and stronger in my walk with God. Thank you Pearl, Quentin, Kerum and Michael

must average 3 mph at the bridges. If they can’t, an assist tug must be arranged and barges must be dropped to reach the speed. Tows with a mix of loaded and empty barges must possess 280 horsepower per loaded barge and 140 horsepower per empty barge. Eastbound vehicular traffic on Interstate 20 is reduced to one lane starting on the Louisiana side through April 12 as state engineers check stability sensors. Drain valves at three locations along Vicksburg’s floodwall remain closed. No additional closures were planned unless the river’s forecast changed. Chickasaw, Long Lake, Laney Camp and Ziegler roads remain closed due to high water, as does the King’s Point Ferry. Levels on the river side of the Steele Bayou Water Control Structure on Mississippi 465 stood at 91.1 feet, up three-tenths of a foot and above today’s expected crest. The land side rose a tenth to 85.5 feet overnight. The structure was holding out 5.6 feet of water from farmland this morning. Eagle Lake held at 76.7 feet this morning. The Muddy Bayou Control Structure is open and is expected to bring the lake’s stage up to 76.9 feet over several days.

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tax and possibly some bracket jump. You should seek the services of an accountant who specializes in tax matters. Other things being equal, I suspect that you are going to have to pay the additional taxes. That having been observed, you ask about the retirement home. Assuming you don’t currently need this money and I think that seems to be the case, it’s very likely you will be paying far more interest on the mortgage on the retirement home than you will be able to earn unless you are willing to take substantial risks. For example, CDs are paying 1 percent or even less and the mortgage on a second home maybe easily 6 percent. Unless you are prepared to take that risk I mentioned, consider paying off the mortgage, which is at least a 5 percent return. You will have more money in your pocket at the end of the year taking that route. Even if you put the money into a Roth, after you pay the taxes, you still have to find a place to invest it that will offset the mortgage interest, which is difficult. •

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officeholders retiring at year’s end. Six candidates have filed to succeed retiring Chancery Clerk Dot McGee. Walter Osborne is the lone Democrat in the race, while Dawn Cain Barnes, Donna Farris Hardy and Doug Whittington are vying on the Republican side. Primary winners face independents Alecia Ashley and Gene Thompson. Tax Collector Antonia Flaggs Jones, a Democrat, faces Republican Patty Mekus in the general election, as neither has a primary opponent. All five Warren County supervisors face opposition. The District 1 primary field includes incumbent David McDonald and fellow Republicans Joe Channell and John Arnold. The winner faces independents Jerry Briggs and Reed Birdsong. In District 2, incumbent William Banks faces Tommie Rawlings in the Democratic primary and Trey Smith in the Republican primary. The winner faces independent De Reul. Districts 3, 4 and 5 feature contested general election races. Incumbent Charles Selmon faces independent James Stirgus Jr. in the city-based District 3. District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale faces Democrat Casey Fisher. District 5 Supervisor Richard George is challenged by three independents, J.W. Carroll, Ellis Tillotson and Joe Wooley. Martin Pace, an independent, faces a challenge in the general election by retired deputy Bubba Comans, a Democrat. County Prosecutor Richard Johnson and Coroner Doug Huskey are unopposed for their respective countywide positions. District Attorney Ricky Smith, elected from the Ninth Circuit Court District covering Warren, Sharkey and Issaquena counties, is also unopposed. The county’s three justice court judges, Eddie Woods, James Jefferson Jr. and Jeff Crevitt, and three constables, Glenn McKay, Randy Naylor and John Heggins, are also unchallenged this year.

sippi Association of Educators, said at the rally, drawing cheers from the crowd that filled the central hub of the Capitol’s second floor. Dozens of spectators lined the railings on the building’s third and fourth floors, including many who stood in front of the governor’s third-floor office. Barbour was not at the Capitol during the rally but was working across the street at his main office in the Sillers state office building, his spokeswoman Laura Hipp said. Tupelo resident Lori Dickerson, a surgical nurse, said at the rally she was diagnosed 12 years ago with clinical depression, but state mental health services have helped her live a good life and hold on to her marriage and family. She said the darkest day of her life was when she was handcuffed, taken before a judge and committed. Dickerson recalled that her husband told the judge about her shortfalls because of the depression. She said she hurled her wedding ring at her husband as he tried to hug her when she was taken to the mental hospital. “I thank God that a bed was available, and I didn’t have to go to jail,” Dickerson said. But some mental patients have been held in some county jails over the years while awaiting beds in state hospitals, said Charlie Spearman, executive director of Timber Hills Mental Health Services, which is based in Corinth and serves four northeastern counties. Rep. Cecil Brown, D-Jackson, said at the rally that education and mental health services rely on state and local funding.

“If we cut them, local property taxes will go up,” Brown said. Legislators’ three-month legislative session is scheduled to end Saturday. Because the state constitution bans consideration of money bills within the final five days of any session, legislators could extend the session to give themselves more time to reach a budget deal and pass dozens of bills to fund government. Or, they could end the session without a budget, which would force Barbour to call them back to the Capitol before July 1. The House tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to pass a sessionextending resolution, which needed a two-thirds majority, or 82 votes, to pass. It got only 68. The other 54 House members voted against it. Barbour said in a statement Tuesday that House leaders want to spend more money during fiscal 2102 while saying they’d leave more in reserves than either he or the Senate would leave. “That’s ridiculous,” Barbour said. “Anybody who can do simple math knows that if you spend more out of a finite amount of money, you necessarily save less.” Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican, said senators and Barbour are “holding fast on fiscal conservative principles.” “Most of the people I have an opportunity to interact with understand that we cannot deplete our rainy day funds, that we are in a great recession that is continuing to go on,” Bryant said in an interview Tuesday.

He said the proposed pump would lower a 100-year flood by 4 feet, and the project would remove about 60,000 acres from agricultural production so hardwood trees could be planted to increase wetlands. “There’s been a lot of misinformation out there from the environmental community, the extremists,” Nimrod said. The lawsuit claimed EPA’s veto of the Yazoo pump project was illegal because the project was approved by Congress before the agency was given veto power under the Clean Water Act in 1977. EPA officials have said the pump project doesn’t meet all the requirements to proceed under the Clean Water Act, regardless of the timing. The EPA first expressed reservations about the environmental damage associated with the proposed pump project more than 25 years ago. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been against it for more than 50 years. In her 39-page ruling dismissing the lawsuit, Aycock reviewed the project’s history and concluded that “the EPA was not barred from utilizing its ... veto authority” for the project. Several high-profile Mississippi politicians have supported the Yazoo pump project over the years, including current Republican Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 presidential candidate. Before the EPA vetoed the pump project in 2008, a representative of Barbour told EPA officials at a public hearing in Vicksburg that most of the negative comments about the project had come from people who don’t live in Mississippi. Louie Miller, state director for the Sierra Club, applauded the dismissal of the lawsuit. “Today marks the final nail in the coffin of one of the most costly and environmentally destructive projects ever contrived,” Miller said in a news release. “This truly marks the end of an era in Mississippi politics.” In November 2010, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the National Wildlife Federation and the Environmental Defense Fund joined in the lawsuit, siding with the EPA.

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.

Gerald D. Brewer AMARILLO, Texas ­— Gerald D. Brewer, a former Vicksburg resident, died Sunday, March 13, 2011. He was 67. Mr. Brewer was a 1961 graduate of Culkin Academy. He graduated from West Texas State University with Gerald D. a Bachelor Brewer of Science degree in secondary education and a master’s in education with administrative certification. He retired from the Texas school system after 36 years of service. He was a member of Rociada (N.M.) Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara McCaa; and his parents, Curtis and Elsie Brewer. Survivors include his wife, Rita Brewer of Amarillo; a daughter, Dr. Stephanie Jozefowicz of Indiana, Pa.; a granddaughter; two brothers, Curtis Brewer and Earl Brewer, both of Vickburg; and his sister, Donna Moulder of Vicksburg. Services were March 17, 2011, in Amarillo. Memorials may be made to Rociada Baptist Church, P.O. Box 747, Rociada, NM 87742, or Show Hope, P.O. Box 647, Franklin, TN 37065.

Kenneth Lamar Herrington Jr. JACKSON — Kenneth Lamar Herrington Jr., 75, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2011, at Central Mississippi Medical Center following a brief illness. The longtime resident of the Jackson and Clinton area was retired after over 40 years of service at local Ford dealerships. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Evelyn Herrington of

Raymond. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cliff Cauthen Herrington; daughters, Lisa Ingram (Rick) of Vicksburg and Amy Reed (Roddy) of Clinton; son, Ken Herrington of Biloxi; a sister, Lenda Poole of Clinton; grandchildren, Tyler, Jordan and Erin Ingram and Joshua and Emily Reed. Visitation will be tonight from 6 until 8 at Lakewood Funeral Home on Clinton Boulevard. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lakewood, preceded by visitation at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Lakewood Memorial Park. The family wishes to thank Dr. George Smith-Vaniz, Mr. Herrington’s ICU nurse, Lee Beck, and all of his attending physicians at CMMC. Memorials may be made in memory of Lamar Herrington to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1702 Old Vicksburg Road, Clinton MS 39056 or the Mississippi State University BSU, P.O. Drawer BU, Miss. State, MS 39762.

Alfreda Knox EDWARDS — Alfreda Knox died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 46. Ms. Knox was a homemaker and a member of Old Oak Ridge M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her father, John Wesley Hubbard; and her maternal Alfreda grandparKnox ents, Ruther and Annie Bell Smith. She is survived by a son, Davyeon Knox of Edwards; a daughter, Diamond Hubbard of Edwards; her mother, Virginia Hubbard of Edwards; six brothers, James Allen, Walter Smith, Luke Smith, George E. Smith, Alfred Allen and Ruther Earl Allen, all of Edwards; one sister, Luella Turner-Thomas of Edwards; one grandson; and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives, including LeToya Allen, Mary Smith and Johnny Thomas, all of Edwards. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Mattie Robinson died Monday, March 28, 2011, at her home. She was 78. Mrs. Robinson was a homemaker and a member of Second Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Gusta Robinson Jr.; her parents, Leon Turner Sr. and Loucille Banks Turner; three brothers, Leon Turner Jr., David Turner Sr. and Percy Turner Sr.; and one sister, Vantee Turner Hunt. Survivors include four daughters, Helen Martin, Janice Bennett and Odia Winston, all of Vicksburg, and Rose Griffin of Fayetteville, Ga.; one sister, Richard Turner Hicks of Vicksburg; 10 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Service has charge of arrangements.

NEW ORLEANS — A memorial service for Clarissa Danielle “Chris” Scott, formerly of Vicksburg, will be from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday at Bypass Church of Christ’s Annex Building, 787 U.S. 61 North. Ms. Scott died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in New Orleans. She was 38.

Willie Mae Roper EDWARDS — Willie Mae Roper died Friday, March 25, 2011, at Chadwick Nursing Home in Jackson. He was 69. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Rosalie Prestianni Wardlaw Rosalie Prestianni Wardlaw died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 86. A native of Sharkey County, Mrs. Wardlaw had lived in Vicksburg since 1964. She served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and received the American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and World War II Victory Medal. She retired from the Old Southern Tea Room and Magnolia Restaurant as a hostess and cashier. She was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Joseph Prestianni and Rosa Prestianni; a son, James Douglas Wardlaw; and

five brothers, Brice Prestianni, Louis Prestianni, Vincent Prestianni, Tommy Prestianni and Tony “T.J.” Prestianni. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Allen of Vicksburg; a son, Robert “Bob” Wardlaw and fiancée Polly Borussard of Butte LaRose, La.; two sisters, Tresie Alice DiGiacomo of Bayside, N.Y., and Camille Wardlaw of Fayetteville, Ark.; four grandchildren, Heath Wardlaw, Jill Spencer, Melanie Allen and Amanda Huskey; and six great-grandchildren, Alaina Rosalie Huskey, Tyler Spencer, Elizabeth Spencer, Isabella Spencer, Jose Medina and William Rodriguez. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery with the Rev. P.J. Curley officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Glenwood Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 10 a.m. Thursday until the service. Pallbearers will be Clarence Prestianni, Joe Prestianni, Ricky Prestianni, Cody Emerle, Penley Sorrels and Robert Heath Wardlaw.





Mostly cloudy tonight, lows in the lower 40s; partly cloudy Thursday, highs in the mid-60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Thursday-Friday Partly cloudy Thursday night, lows around 50; mostly sunny Friday morning then becoming partly cloudy, highs in the lower 80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly cloudy, lows in the lower 40s Thursday-Friday Partly cloudy Thursday night, lows around 50; mostly sunny Friday morning then becoming partly cloudy, highs in the lower 80s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 62º Low/past 24 hours............... 50º Average temperature......... 56º Normal this date................... 61º Record low..............45º in 1908 Record high............91º in 1974 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 1.80 inch This month..............6.48 inches Total/year.............. 14.69 inches Normal/month......5.78 inches Normal/year........ 16.11 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 3:21 A.M. Most active................. 9:31 P.M. Active............................. 3:42 P.M. Most active.................. 9:52 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:20 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:21 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:53

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 43.2 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.9 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.5 | Change: +0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.4 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.7 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.9 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.5 River....................................91.1

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 45.9 Friday....................................... 45.5 Saturday................................. 44.5 Memphis Thursday................................ 32.9 Friday....................................... 32.2 Saturday................................. 31.8 Greenville Thursday................................ 48.4 Friday....................................... 48.0 Saturday................................. 47.5 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 42.9 Friday....................................... 42.7 Saturday................................. 42.4


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Virginia Tech will pay $55,000 for shootings RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Tech will have to pay the maximum $55,000 fine for violating federal law by waiting too long to notify students during the 2007 shooting rampage but will not lose any federal student aid, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Department officials wrote in a letter to the school that the sanction should have been greater for the school’s slow response to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, when student Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 students and faculty, then himself.

Wisconsin union law on hold again MADISON, Wis. — The showdown over Wisconsin’s explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican lawmakers pushed through passage of the law earlier this month despite massive protests that drew up to 85,000 people to the state Capitol and a boycott by Democratic state senators. Opponents filed a series of lawsuits that resulted in further chaos that might not end until the state Supreme Court weighs in.

Ohio House to vote on bargaining rights COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio bill that would limit collective bargaining rights for 350,000 public workers was headed for a vote before the Republican-controlled House today, one of its final hurdles before the measure goes to the governor. The vote comes a day after a legislative committee approved changes to make the bill even tougher for unions.

Uganda chief to Gadhafi: Pack your bags, come on KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is welcome to live in the East African nation of Uganda, the president’s spokesman told The Associated Press today, in what appears to be the first country to offer him refuge. An intense diplomatic effort is under way to find a country where Gadhafi can go, as an international military effort against Gadhafi’s forces continues. The spokesman for Uganda’s president, Tamale Mirundi, told the AP that Gadhafi would

be welcome in Uganda. He said Uganda’s policy is to accept asylum seekers, especially because so m a ny Ugandans Moammar fled the counGadhafi try during the longtime rule of dictator Idi Amin. “So we have soft spots for asylum seekers. Gadhafi would be allowed to live here if he chooses to do so,” Mirundi said.

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IN ATTENDANCE • Local students who recently served as pages for the Mississippi Senate were Chandler Jennings, Chandler daughter Jennings of Dale and Ashley Jennings; Daniel Kees, son of Janice Furnace Kees; and Shelby Claire Daniel Kees Liddell, daughter of Joe and Diane Liddell. Jennings and Liddell are students at Warren CenShelby Claire tral High Liddell School, and Kees is a student at Vicksburg High School. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. They were sponsored by Sen. W. Briggs Hopson III. • Members of the Warren Central High School Navy JROTC Color Guard, under the command of Cadet Lt. Brittany Merritt, presented the colors in the Senate Chambers for the arrival of U.S. Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Gov. Ray Mabus on Thursday. The Color Guard was invited by Sen. W. Briggs Hopson III.

SCHOLARSHIPS • LaDonzie Burks has been awarded the Mississippi Valley State UniversityVicksburg Warren LaDonzie Alumni Burks Chapter scholarship to help purchase books. A 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High, she is majoring in biology. She is the daughter of LaDonna Burks.

UPCOMING EVENTS • Rosalyn Lacoya Coleman Memorial Scholarship Fund — One-time $2,500 scholarship for 2011 graduating senior from Claiborne or Warren counties; apply by April 16; rlcscholarship1@ • Alcorn Purple and Gold Game Week — April 25: book reading; April 26: Ice Cream Day; April 27: Community Service Day; April 28: juniors/ seniors vs. coaches/staff basketball game; April 29: faculty lunch; April 30: spring football 3 p.m. • Association of Government Accountants — West Central Mississippi Chapter, $300 book scholarship; Arletha Ross, 601634-1605; apply by April 29.

Researchers log Facebook, teen depression link By The Associated Press CHICAGO — Add “Facebook depression” to potential harms linked with social media, an influential doctors’ group warns, referring to a condition it says could affect troubled teens who obsess over the online site. Researchers disagree on whether it’s simply an exten-

sion of depression some kids feel in other circumstances, or a distinct condition linked with using the online site. But there are unique aspects of Facebook that can make it a particularly tough social landscape to navigate for kids already dealing with poor self-esteem, said Dr. Gwenn O’Keeffe, a Boston-area pediatrician and

lead author of new American Academy of Pediatrics social media guidelines. With in-your-face friends’ tallies, status updates and photos of happy-looking people having great times, Facebook pages can make some kids feel even worse if they think they don’t measure up. It can be more painful than

sitting alone in a crowded school cafeteria or other real-life encounters that can make kids feel down, O’Keeffe said, because Facebook provides a skewed view of what’s really happening. Online, there’s no way to see facial expressions or read body language that provide context. The guidelines urge pedia-

tricians to encourage parents to talk with their kids about online use and to be aware of Facebook depression, cyberbullying, sexting and other risks. They were published online this week in Pediatrics. Abby Abolt, 16, a Chicago high school sophomore and See Facebook, Page B3.

Tuning in to the past


Sarah McCarthy, 16, of Centreville, Md., left, and her boyfriend, Jack Carroll, 19, of Bowie, Md., stand in KA-CHUNK!! Records in Annapolis, Md., where they work.

Young people turn an ear toward old records By The Associated Press NEW YORK — In most ways, Sarah McCarthy is your average high schooler. She has a job, college plans, but also a peculiar passion for a 16-year-old: She’s a vinyl junkie. That’s right, analog. And none of that hipster new stuff or a USB-ready turntable from Urban Outfitters. To this senior from Centreville, Md., there’s nothing like the raw crackle, the depth of sound, her delicate hand on diamond-tipped stylus to spin from the dusty stash of records she found in

the basement of her grandfather — yes, grandfather. “He gave me his receiver and speaker system and told me to listen to it the way it was made to be listened to,” McCarthy said. “I’ve turned a lot of my friends on to it. They come over a lot to listen with me.” At a time when parents feel positively prehistoric as they explain how to use plastic ice-cube trays or speak of phones with cords and dials, this teen knows what a record is. Not only that, she knows the difference between a 45 and an LP. She met her boyfriend in a record

shop and now works there! Sure, she has an iPod, but she also has a vinyl collection of 250 records and counting. Sure, there’s a broader ’70s renaissance in the air, but buying bellbottoms doesn’t touch the commitment of teens unearthing old turntables and records, then convincing friends to listen, too, like a pack of crazy little anthropologists. “Listening to old music remastered to a newer format is almost comical,” Sarah said. “They weren’t meant to be digitalized. Listening to Jimi Hendrix on my iPod doesn’t capture his end-

lessly deep guitar solos quite like a 33 LP of ‘Blues’ does.” This girl’s in love with vinyl, and she’s not the only member of Generation Digital with an ear for analog. “My dad always had these old records in the garage and I never got to use them until just recently, when my uncle let me have his old record player,” said 14-year-old Nick Spates, a Los Angeles eighth grader who plays guitar and piano. What’d he find in his dad’s two milk crates? A lot of George Clinton — “He’s a genius, I swear,” declared Nick. And

Funkadelic. Of the band’s Eddie Hazel: “‘Maggot Brain’ is like my favorite song ever. The original is a 10-minute guitar solo.” There was also “Spiral” by The Crusaders. “It has a lot of horns. I love horns.” And “Carmel” by Joe Sample, Hendrix on “Voodoo Child” and a trove of Stanley Clarke. “My friends think it’s cool,” Nick said. “Before I had the vinyls I used to Google older musicians and see what songs they made, and I’d look for them on YouTube. We’re all musicians and old See Vinyl, Page B3.

Folk remedies for colic don’t work, study says By The Associated Press CHICAGO — That nonstop crying of a baby with colic has some parents turning to popular folk remedies. Unfortunately, there’s no good evidence they work, according to a review of 15 studies. The results don’t surprise New York City mom Leni Calas, 32. She and her husband tried many of the treatments studied, including fennel extract, sugar drops and massage, and says nothing worked for baby Roxy. “Our daughter would wake up and cry literally morning to night without nap-


Roxy,, 21 months, and her mother, Leni Calas, play at their home in New York. ping,” Calas said. “She would just literally scream herself purple, and then throw up because she had been

screaming so much.” Doctors told them there was nothing wrong with their baby and that she’d out-

grow the crying spells. She did. That’s what most doctors believe about colic, which affects up to roughly 20 percent of U.S. babies, usually in the first few months of life. If a physical problem can be found, the condition is usually not considered colic. Gastric reflux and protein allergies are often mistakenly called colic. That could explain why some remedies thought to ease digestive problems might not work in babies with true colic, including alternative treatments containing fennel, herbal teas

and probiotics, which all were included in the review. Alternative remedies are not tested and approved by the federal government, and the purity and amounts of ingredients are not always verified. Parents should always check with their pediatricians if they plan to give their children an alternative treatment, said Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, head of the American Academy of Pediatrics nutrition committee. The study by researchers at the University of Exeter in England was published online this week in Pediatrics.


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

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school by school Beechwood • Alyssa Adkins, Mary Elizabeth Ballard, Jazmyne Banks, Frederick Barnum, Olivia Bennett, Jamie Bridges, Nikirah Bridges, Alexis Brooks, Kourtney Davis, Sebastian Davis, Zacheaus Doss, Andrion Erves, Christopher Farrish, Cody Frost, Bre’Aunia Hall, Kaylyn Jackson, Zharia Jackson, Savannah Kennedy, Lee Catherine Kurtz, Elizabeth Leist, Raylyn Lynch, Anna Claire McKellar, Daria Redmond, Katlyn Reece, Kaitlyn Russell, Brittany Shelton, Sydney Smith, Shelby Stevens, Emily Stringer and Johnathan Sullivan were named Super Singers of March.

Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Mercedes Middleton, Natalie Edwards, Madelyn McAdams, Ginuwine Carter, Presley Ladner, Joshua Heggins, Kaitlynn Osborn, Brett Hoover, Iyana Dorsey and Denise Williams. • First-grade students of Denice Poe and Amanda Gordon made and wrote about robots. Top Accelerated Readers were Hannah Forbes, Heaven Merritt, Kristofer Cook and Jacob Walker. • Reed Gordon, Mississippi State University football player, was a guest reader in Gail Campbell’s fourth-grade class. • Honor Choir students participated in the District Honor Choir Festival at Vicksburg City Auditorium. • Park rangers Will Wilson and Melissa Perez led students on a tour of the Vicksburg National Military Park, where they explored lives of Civil War soldiers as part of a Fitness Friday program.

Bowmar • Second-grade students of Jordan Amborn and Magen Westcott conducted an egg drop after a study of the scientific method. Guaranty Bank donated pencils and sharpeners to second-

graders. • Students who read to the principal were Parker Windham, Ben Vroman, Rekia Williams, Katie Tanner, Naperia Swartz, Charli VanNorman, Chaney Parman, Sha’Kyria Allen, Audrey Jennings and Devin Thigpen. • Pledge captains were Abigail Barnes, Sarah Hunter Fordice, Amber Chase, Johnny Williams, Faith Marshall, Jackson Smith, Haley Smith, Ashton Brumfield and Bobbi Taylor. • Students who participated in a reading swap were Chaney Parman, Sha’Kyria Allen, Eli Parmegiani, Charlie VanNorman, Audrey Jennings, Da’Swayla Powers, Madison Jones, Mary Katherine Archer, Taylor Halloran, Hartley Sullivan, Frances Thames and Adan Byrd. Parent volunteer was Ashley Vroman. • Top Accelerated Readers: kindergarten — Chaney Parman, Jessie Hallberg, Morgan Felton, Adam Boler and Charli VanNorman; first grade — Mary Katherine Archer, Gracie Halterman and Destini Sims; second grade — Taylor Chewning, Aaraeuna Stamps and A.J. Lumpkin; third grade — Barrington Barnes, Grace Hasty, John Robert Jabour, Ariel Moore and Anthony Njiti; sixth grade — Charlie Martin, Alicia Foster, Ashton Brumfield, Sarah Chipley, Kasey Brooks, Faith Marshall, Amia Fisher, Olivia Curtis and Meena Dhawan.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders from the third-grade class of Charity Towne and Natalie Allen were Jaylon Davenport, Nicholaus Council, Lexie Hart and Bryan Parson. • Second-grade teachers hosted a family literacy session for parents. The firstgrade class of Mary Lindsey and Gwendolyn Strong planted flowers after a unit on plants. Parent volunteer Orlandus O’Leary worked the school grounds under the direction of Mary Sills, parent coach. Jimmy Nich-

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ols and Norman Harris of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics presented a program to first-graders on the dangers of drug use. • Spring pictures will be April 4. Parent volunteers for the spring picnic in the prekindergarten class of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn were Bridgette Harris, Debra Tillman, Christy McCoy, Jennifer Funchess, Surrenda Davis, Edward Vaughn, Brenda Tillman and David Tillman. • Special education students of Kathy Castellane, Sandy Berryhill, Laura Briggs and Kemaria Regan participated in Special Olympics track and field events at Vicksburg High School. School personnel volunteers were Tracye Prewitt, Gwendolyn Lewis, Rachel Naylor, Tasha Shorter, Christina Bramel and Rhonda Snow. Grandparent volunteers were Frank and Grace Lescallette, Hazel Erwin and Carol Ann Murphy. • Students are selling Y-ties to benefit the Relay For Life team and American Cancer Society. Sharonda Medina of Project SYNC: Safe Schools/ Healthy Students provided training for a team of male mentors. Real People Read/ Real Men Read Campaign volunteers reading to classes were Kevin Horn, Darryl Harris, Louis Smith, Johnny Henderson Jr., Ronnie Hogue, Robert Croisdale, Jeff Taylor, Charles Talbott, Marcus Davis, Travis Stewart, Christopher Barnett, Sr., Roderick Reed and Bennie McMillin.

First Presbyterian • After a study of measurements, Gloria Sullivan’s class made a graph featuring widths and lengths of classroom objects. John Banks was named Star Student of the Week. • Lynnette Smith’s prekindergarten class learned “peace” in several languages as they studied countries around the world. Noah Harrington was named Student of the Week. Top readers

were Jon Daniel Busby, Addison Leach, Addison Averett, Nancy Clement, Steven Clement and Austin O’Brien. • Cheryl Stevens’ students made Queen Esther’s crown and Quentin Quail’s plume to wear while studying the letter Q. They also matched objects as part of a study of opposites and pairs. • Jessica Wicker’s 2-yearolds made worm-track paintings with strings during a study of bugs. • Teri Conerly’s toddlers discussed using sound to create and imitate. Kari Dupree’s toddlers made art with paint-dipped strings of yarn.

Hinds Career and Technical • The Vicksburg Rotary Club and VWSD Student Services coordinated a field trip to Hampton Inn, where Joe Liddell led cooperative education and marketing students in a hospitality industry presentation. Bob Croisdale accompanied the students, who are taught by Tommy Lee, Cyndi Mott and Donna Cook. More information is available from high school counselors. • Marketing students Eleanor Thompson and Raegan Jones will be assisting with promotional activities at the Home & Garden Show Saturday at Outlets at Vicksburg. • Belk Charity sale tickets are being sold by all marketing students for $5 until April 15. Tickets to benefit DECA may be purchased by calling 601-629-6808. Manjinder Singh, Vicksburg High student, made the most sales for the week.

Jacob’s Ladder • Carol Bufkin was leader of the week. • Students participated in the Special Olympics event held at Vicksburg High School. Misty Grantham ran the torch for the opening ceremony. • Robin Smith assisted Heidi Chausse with Fun Fitness at Beechwood

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: Scramble Egg, Grits, Toast w/ Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: French Toast w/ Syrup, Peach Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Elementary Schools Lunch Monday: Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage, Hamburger, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Tossed Salad, Pears, Bananas, Central Mississippi Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Pepperoni Pizza, Chicken Salad, Salad, Corn on The Cob, Garden Salad w/ Dressings, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Apple Slices, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Chicken Tetrazzini, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Green Beans, Seasoned Cabbage, Quick Baked Potatoes, Fruit Bowl, Calico Fruit, Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Chicken Gumbo Over Rice, Tater Tots, Southern

Elementary. • Students had a picnic at Catfish Row. They ate a waffle lunch to celebrate International Waffle Day. They were honored with an ice cream party for good behavior. • Students are helping clean The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, after the Lenten lunch.

Porters Chapel • Students who placed at the MAIS-EA District Science Fair were as follows: Behavioral and Social Sciences III — Kailee Edwards, second place; Behavioral and Social Sciences IV — Anne Elizabeth Buys, third place; Botany III — Finley Rollison, first place, and Huntingon Hale, second place; Botany IV — Alaina Hubbard, first place, and Taylor Smith, third place; Chemistry and Biochemistry III — Brandon Lynn, first place, and Will Owens, second place; Earth and Space Science III — Joshua Daffron, third place; Engineering IV — Kerry McElroy, first place, and Genna Wall, second place; Environmental Sciences IV — Hayley Patterson, third place; Math and Computers III — Morgan Vinson, first place, and Anna Masterson, second place; Medicine and Health III — Wes Allison, second place; Microbiology III — Trey Wright, first place, and Tee Tee Milton, third place; Physics III — Griffin Nunnelee, first place, and Michael Croisdale, third place; Zoology III — Sarah Krapac, first place, and Bryce Fleming, second place. • District III West Art winners were as follows: first place — K4 student Jill Smith; second-grader Ethan Patel; fourth-graders Caitlyn Denley and Kristen Spell; and sixth-grader Rebekah Rogers; second place — firstgrader Peyton Sikes; second-graders Audrey Woodruff and Brianna Poole; third-graders Luke Yocum and Brittnee Martin; fourthgrader Beth Tillotson; and fifth-grader Gracie Felker.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Star Devine, Seth Watts, Brandon Turner, Catherine Adcock, Haley Cummins, Parker Ashley, Christian Branch, Pernell DeFrance, Eric Hayes, Malyn Kelley and Colt Lee. • Students with All A’s and A/B Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance and Good Citizenship for the third nine weeks were recognized in awards ceremonies. • Leslie Horton spoke to classes about the risks of tobacco use and Liz Curtis and Erin Buckner from FitZone led students in fitness activities as part of Fun Fit Friday. Patty Montague of the Vicksburg National Military Park read “The Legend of Old Abe, The Story of a Union Regiment Mascot” to fourth-grade library students. • Students of Montie Wedel and Rocky Sellers participated in Special Olympics. Students who placed were Kashonda Shelton, second place in 100-meter dash, second place in 200-meter dash and first place in softball throw; Curtis Branch, third place in 50-meter dash and first place in softball throw; Mayson Wade, second place in standing long jump and first place in 200-meter dash; Terell Branch, first place in 100-meter dash and first place in standing long jump; and Shakira Ortiz, A+ cheerleader award. • Thursday is Blue Jean Day for the Muscular Dystrophy Association; students may pay $1 to wear blue jeans.

Sherman Avenue • Students recognized as members of the Shining Star Celebrity Club for demonstrating respect and confidence were Jasmine Banks, Mikenlee Barlow, Emily Burkes, Kamaya Butler, Jeremiah Carson, Vansh Chauhan, Carlliyah Clark, Madison Cloud, JayContinued on Page B3.

Sandwich, Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken, Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage, Chef Salad, French Fries, California Veggies, Corn on The Cob, Pineapple Tidbits, Fruit Bowl, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Peanut Butter Chews, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Secondary Schools Breakfast Southwestern Chicken Sandwich, Taco Soup, Monday: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Breakfast Chicken Patty w/ Biscuit, Fruit Creamy Coleslaw, Southern Greens, Tater Tots, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Kiwi Wedges, Juice, Milk Apples, Northern Mississippi Cornbread, Wednesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fruit Juice, Milk Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Pepperoni Pizza, Chef Salad, BBQ Rib Friday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Sandwich, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Field Peas, Rice, Turnip Greens, Banana Berry Blend, Grapes, Fruit Secondary Schools Lunch Bowl, Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Monday: Taco Salad, Grilled Chicken Milk, Fruit Juice Sandwich, Ranch Parmesan Pasta Chicken, Friday: Oven-Fried Chicken, Chef Salad, Chef Salad, Pinto Beans, Whole Kernel Hamburger Steak w/ Brown Gravy, Chili Corn, Garden Salad w/ Dressings, Rosey Dog, Whipped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Bananas, Apple & Orange Garden Salad w/ Dressings, Peach Slices, Wedges, Chocolate Pudding, Fruit Juice, Milk Calico Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll, Assorted Tuesday: Ham & Turkey Submarine Sherbert, Milk, Fruit Juice Greens, Fruit Bowl, Pear & Kiwi Medley, Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Chef Salad, Vegetable Sticks, Broccoli & Cauliflower Polonaise, Tropical Fruit Mix, Fruit Bowl, Texas Toast, Milk, Fruit Juice

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school by school Continued from Page B2. lenn Coleman, Daryl Collins, Morgan Crump, Habilee Day, Nekhia Dillard, Zar’ke Doyle, Maryellen Dunaway, Kimari East, Rebecca Erekson, Ced’Derrick Garrett, Kemariyah Glasper, A’Toni Griffin, Jaylenn Hemphill, Gabriel Hodge, Mayci Hopkins, Malik Lindsey, Demarion Mack, Tyriona Mazie, Akira McArthur, Vanity McCloud, Careyana McCoy, Kierra Minor, Haley Moll, Shamarion Newsome, Kaniaha Oliver, Kangana Patel, Zack Pedroche, Cameron Perkins, Ken Piggs, Jade Ross, Emma Rowland, Evan Rowland, Sadie Scallions, Roderick Shorter, Johnny Smith, Edward Thomas, Madison Wade, Khaliya Williams and Kathryn Wong. • Pre-kindergarten classes planted seeds to observe for several weeks as part of a unit on spring. • Physical education classes of Coach Mark Holdiness are conducting warm-up aerobics and practicing soccer skills. • Sally Owen’s kindergartners wrote a thank-you note to Dr. Brent Thomas for donating toothbrushes as part of a study of dental health. • Kaitlin Doyle and Kayleigh Hoeft were guest readers in Claire Peck’s kindergarten class. Students of Peck and Kim Sanders made seasonal dioramas and wrote and published stories about leprechauns.

Vicksburg Catholic • Sixty designs were submitted by students into the annual Play-A-Day-In-MayAway T-shirt contest. • Brenda Kalusche’s third-

graders who met Book It! goals for February were Ethan Bagby, Parker Brown, Carrington Busari, Piper Connell, Elda Ann Cook Adam Eckstein, Jaleigh Ehrgott, Cami Ghrigsby, John-Michael Jabour, Cameron Mathis, Austin Raez, Logan Sanderford, Caleb Segers, Jacob Storey, Kieran Theriot and Olivia Waring. • As part of reading “Holes,â€? Liz Fletcher’s sixth-grade reading classes sketched and painted T-shirts for display. • As part of a study of the letter W, kindergartners of Lori Tzotzolas and Zena Phillips celebrated Wacky Wednesday by wearing mismatched attire and participating in backwards activities.

Vicksburg High • Spring picture orders must be returned to Kristin Nutt in room 219 by April 7. • Report cards may be picked up in the Guidance Office. • Online state retests schedule: Tuesday — English II; April 6 — Algebra I; April 7 — U.S. History; April 8 — Biology I; and April 11 — make-ups. • Volunteers who assisted with Special Olympics were Jody Hollowell, Keaton Jones, Emily Sluis, Keturah Haggard, Christine Figueroa, Ma’Kayla Willis, Bree James, Chucky Hayden, Millan Nasif, Perry Wolfe, Jalisa Giles, Rashad Gaines, Jared Harvey, Cassie Pagan, Justin Pettway, Shabaz Brown, Amanda Guizerix, Lexi Crocker, Gabrielle Cheeks, Rayven Bell, Cameron Cooksey, Daniel Sluis, Princess Spears, Dianna Kariuki, Kyle Davidson, Brennen

Coomes, Kya Huell, Hayden Quimby, Edrielyn Lopez, Caitlin Patton, Raven Lawrence, Kaleb Jones, Tavarius Thomas, Jazmyne Smith, Sam Rayborn, Rebeca Valazquez, Adam Reed, Donald Smith, Dakotah Daffron, Thomas McBride, A.J. Stamps, Darius Youngblood, Markeith Burks, Trey Darden, Norman Price, Dominique Foster, Bobby Twilley, Gunnar Daquilla, Shaquan James, Malcolm Maxey, Garrett Watson, Josue Guiterrez, Jala Morrow, Erin Stirgus, Tiffany Carroll, Heather Middleton, Michael Ammons, Jermeshia Alexander, Okidata Banks, Devin Bell, Jamisa Burkley, Jarrick Finkley, Jenedra Jackson, Nathan Linzy, Yamaya Matthews, John McCain, Taneka Shelley, Tabitha Tate, Stephanie Tate, Kawanza Tenner, Candace Wallace and Leandro Ybarra. Students who provided Color Guard support were Cadet Capt. John McCain, commander; Cadet 2nd Lt. Kimberly Callahan; Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Jamisa Burkley; Cadet Cpl. Raven Turner; and Cadet Cpl. Jayla Lovett. Yanisha Baldwin is JROTC Public Affairs officer.

Vicksburg Junior High • A parental forum was held Monday night. • Students participated in a schoolwide MCT2 practice test.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Rocky Howard, Tyler Wilbert, Keshon Price and Hayley Ross. • Dressy Class Club members were the homerooms of

Georgia Kelly, Amy Anderson, Malinda Grays, Ashley Smith, Zabraida Flowers, Crystal Hardy, Georgia Kemp, Grace LaBarre, Tammy McCurley, Anna Larson, Amy Hodges, Madonna Stacker, Regina O’Leary, Alice Jones, Deidra Williams, Cassandra Ringo, LaShonda KeyesSmith, Tasha Thompson, Dionne Smith and Chandrea Williams. • Madonna Stacker’s math classes investigated line symmetry by folding and cutting shapes. Students with super behavior were Shandarius Haggan, Evan Price and Stephan Rowan. • Sixth-grade classes of Cassandra Ringo, Deidra Williams and Margo Hunter are competing in “Jeopardyâ€? daily using MCT2 reading, language and math problems.  • Gator Math Night will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents and students must attend to receive a 100 daily grade in math and review of fourth nine weeks skills and MCT2 skills. MCT2 Saturday tutoring for VIS students only will be 9 a.m.-noon April 9.

Warren Central High • Staff Members of the Week were Erin Davis and Ginger Ehrhardt. • Students caught doing something good were Grant Carter, Ashley Proctor, Brittany Merritt, Malcolm James, Mallory Crist, Terrell Hutchinson, Alex Wright, Anthony Generaux, Chelsey Pharr, Will Combs, Brian Stephens, Jerry Jordan, Trayvon Howard, Danielle Lynchard, Alexis Noble, Kayla Reed, Leylani Reynosa, Phillip Grantham, Alena

Honor roll Vicksburg High School third nine weeks Ninth grade: All A’s — Julianne Ranis and Matthew King Talbot; A/B roll — Sydney Danielle Bufkin, Maisen Schuyler Daffron, Ashton Blake Derossette, Stevely Shantell Fabian, Breanna Vertrice Foy, Rachel Amanda Gatewood, Racquel Darshal Hyland, Sandra Lacheryl Inmon, Dannie Lee Kimble, Jayla Knecko Shakela Lovette, Stephanie Martinez, Kiera Lashae Parson, Katherine Elizabeth Randolph, William Dabney Robbins, Michael Rohrer, Marissa Lynn Teetson, Jesse Martin Thomas, Taboris Deandre Dewitt Trevillion, Whitney Roshoe Waller, Aleecia La’Sha Walsh and Ada Marie White. 10th grade: All A’s —

Austin Taylor Dement and Melodie Jackson; A/B roll — Eric Adotey Alipoe, Jacquelynn Paige Bowser, Coleman Boyd, Jon’Esha Latrice Burks, Quincy Cooper, Ebony Alexis Davis, Emani Mariah Davis, Erin Dunaway, Angel Manisha Flagg, Sydney Michele Gifford, Josue Daniel Gutierrez, Jazzlyn Ebony Harris, Hollie Leah Michelle Johnson, Stephanie Lemus, Yamaya Shantae Matthews, Kayla Leann Menzel, Heather Marie Middleton, Jala Michelle Morrow, Aleeshah K. Smith, Jamee Latrece Smith, Alvin Lee Stimage and Erin Bianca Stirgus. 11th grade: All A’s — Eric Dewayne Davis, Ryan Douglas Jeffers, Daniel Lamar Kees and Matthew Alexander Price; A/B roll — Yanisha Denee Baldwin, Court-

ney Nicole Barnes, Briona Lenea Berry, Nicco Blunt, Jacob Brennan Coomes, Jessica Hope Friley, Kelly Anne Gatewood, Brian M. Houston, Kya Tunice Huell, Sa’Shia I’Kie Jones, Dianna Wangari Kariuki, Raven Alexius Lawrence, Norman Henry Price, Hayden F. Quimby, Haley Layne Ray, Rani Robinson, Rebeca Alejandra Velazquez, Adrienne Lesha Williams, Kiara Irene Wilson and Shaquia Danielle Woodland. 12th grade: All A’s — Bryton Kyle Hixson, Kamalpreet Kaur, Ashley L. Lewis, William K. Liggins, Samantha Romell Rayborn, Quinton Cordell Ross, Brittany Teetson and Tessa Denise Thompson; A/B roll — Shannan Rae Botsford, Christopher Shane Bowser, Chad Michael Buckley, Shaniqua Tiffany Lashae Butler,



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frequent Facebook user, says the site has never made her feel depressed, but that she can understand how it might affect some kids. “If you really didn’t have that many friends and weren’t really doing much with your life, and saw other peoples’ status updates and pictures and what they were doing with friends, I could see how that would make them upset,� she said. “It’s like a big popularity contest — who can get the most friend requests or get the most pictures tagged,� she said. Also, it’s common among some teens to post snotty or judgmental messages on the Facebook walls of people they don’t like, said Gaby Navarro, 18, a senior from Grayslake, Ill. It’s happened to her friends, and she said she could imagine how that could make some teens feel depressed. “Parents should definitely know� about these practices,� Navarro said. “It’s good to raise awareness about it.� The academy guidelines note that online harassment

“can cause profound psychosocial outcomes,� including suicide. The widely publicized suicide of a 15-year-old Massachusetts girl last year occurred after she’d been bullied and harassed, in person and on Facebook. “Facebook is where all the teens are hanging out now. It’s their corner store,� O’Keeffe said. She said the benefits of kids using social media sites like Facebook shouldn’t be overlooked, however, such as connecting with friends and family, sharing pictures and exchanging ideas. “A lot of what’s happening is actually very healthy,� she said, “but it can go too far.� Dr. Megan Moreno, a University of Wisconsin adolescent medicine specialist who has studied online social networking among college students, said using Facebook can enhance feelings of social connectedness among well-adjusted kids. Parents shouldn’t get the idea that using Facebook “is going to somehow infect their kids with depression,� she said.

music is like our favorite stuff in the world.� Wayyyy back when, he said, the message of the music was “definitely more to benefit society and people’s knowledge and what’s going on in the world.� Now, he said, “It’s more about what rappers have.� Jeremy Robinson, co-owner of the plantation-size Ditch Records & CDs in Victoria, British Columbia, has up to 20,000 records in stock — half old and half new pressings from reissue labels and indie bands. “Our vinyl sales have probably doubled in the last couple of years,� he said. “The bulk of that has been young people, the iPod generation. They want to collect things, own things, which is the opposite of digital culture. They want to belong to the past.� The uptick in interest over several years includes nostalgic “nerdy superfans� looking for a way around the more sanitized sound of digital, he said, but also savvy young people with Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, Neil Young, Bob

Guyman, Eric Carpenter, Aaron Brown, Jacob Kimball and William Katzenmeyer.

Warren Central Intermediate • Art classes used construction confetti to make flowers for MCT2 testing. • Project Wisdom theme is Educating the Heart. • Today is Campus Beautification Day. • Parent volunteer Jon Michael Erekson and Steve Gibson, assistant, spoke to Linda Tolliver’s GATES class about engineering as a career choice. • Rose Kinsey’s class was Special Area Star Class of the Week.

Warren Junior High • Grades will be uploaded Friday. • Spirit shirts, $12, are on sale in the library and may be worn on Friday. • Eighth-grade band participated in a concert in Ridgeland. • Talent show winners were Celeste Constancio, first place; Tevin Sylvester, second place; and Lia Cook, third place.

Warrenton • Right on Target award winners were Hannah Henderson, Janae Cosby, Jonothan Nowell, Tanyia Trevillion, Derrick Johnson, Michael Sims and Gabrielle Johnson. Student of the Month was Tristen Buford. • The school read 3,683 books for the month as part of Real People Read. Top classes were Myra Grey’s second grade, 607 books; Heather Gordon’s second grade, 512 books; and Ida

Allen’s class, 386 books. • Olivia Lee was named Teacher of the Month. Tremesha Ware was named Assistant Teacher of the Month. Golden Apple winners were Arkecko Thompson and Pam Rachal. • Kat Hilderbrand’s fourthand fifth-grade GATES students created “tube dudesâ€? of various inventors. • Top Accelerated Reader classes of the week were Myra Grey’s second grade, Pam Jennings’ first grade and Tammy Wood’s third grade. Top readers were: sixth grade — Tyron Carter, Brandan Shaifer, Taylor Shiers, LaZerick Brown and Sarah Heister; fifth grade — Zachary Moore, Caleb Lee, Austin Lynch, Faith Meredith and Erick Trujillo; fourth grade — Andre Ranis, Maha Saleh, Teleia Sanders, Shanice Jackson and Derrick Johnson; third grade — Michael Buchanan, Ian Gordon, Colby White, Lexi Wester, Alexis Alexander and Benjamin Holmes; second grade — Amanda Wright, Jeremiah Shelby, DaFranko Bailey, Larry West and Samuel Flores; first grade — Terri’Aunce Edwards, Adria Burks, Alex Martin, Michyla Redden and Myra Jones.

Woodlawn • Three-year-old helpers were Jake Bryant, Summer Nevells, Carter and Carson Henderson and Caroline Campbell. Shelby White was caught doing something kind. • Four-year-old helpers were Abbey Goss, Kaitlyn Bell, Sam Thigpen and Sierra Hearn. Jazz Simmons and Ariell Haggan were caught being kind. Students read “Matt the Rat.â€?

science fair results Gabrielle L. Cheeks, Kendra Latrice Connor, Lexie Alanna Crocker, Christine Dunlao Figueroa, Jarrick T. Finkley, Michael Anthony Freeman, Jalisa Ann Giles, Keturah De’Oni Haggard, Quvorris Markeith Harris, Heather Jinkins, Samantha Shanta Johnson, Keaton Edward Jones, Joshua Stewart Kees, Hunter Charles Lynch, Hannah Marlene Nettles, Kimberly Nicole Oakes, Cassandra Paige Pagan, Glenda Michelle Powell, Shequita Royster, Jazmine K. Sanders, Taneka Nicole Shelley, Kaynetra Lashay Shorter, Emily Anne Sluis, Louis N. Smith, Rakeem Dareon Tucker, Jacob Roby Ward, Chelsey Shena Williams, Ma’Kayla Jade Willis, Candice Sherelle Wilson and Michael JosephShomere Wilson.

Mississippi Science and Engineering Fair Region II Winners • Zoology, Class I: Mary Beth Tingle, first place, Bowmar and Coleman Verhine, second place, St. Francis Xavier • Biochemistry, Class II: Mary Elizabeth Ballard, second place and Broadcom Master’s Award Nominee, Beechwood • Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences, Class II: Katelynn Pettway, second place, Redwood • Engineering, Computers and Mathematics, Class II: Shamar Dorsey, second place, Bowmar and Keanna Abraham, fifth place, Bowmar • Earth, Space and Environmental Sciences, Class I: Street Miller, third place, St. Francis Xavier • Chemistry, Class I: Sam Bunch, third place, Bowmar

• Zoology, Class II: Elizabeth Jordan, third place, Redwood; Sidney Stuart, fourth place, Bovina; and Mia Wamsley, sixth place, Bowmar • Engineering, Computers and Mathematics, Class I: Skylar Brumfield, fifth place, Beechwood • Chemistry, Class II: Cole Yearwood, fifth place, St. Francis Xavier • Microbiology, Class II: Jillian Creel, fifth place, Beechwood • Microbiology, Class I: Rickera Atkins, sixth place, Dana Road • Behavioral and Social Sciences, Class II: Madison Willis, fourth place, St. Francis Xavier and Donovan Jones, sixth place, Vicksburg Intermediate • Biochemistry, Class I: Hayden Jones, sixth place, St. Francis Xavier

Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Iron Maiden and a host of obscure post-punk music on their minds. “The younger kids that come in the store know what they want,� Robinson said. “They usually want the best albums by the best classic bands.� Matt Melvin, a 22-year-old college senior in Orlando, Fla., began taking vinyl seriously when he was 17. His interest was fed by buddies in search of pressings from new artists but also his dad’s

collection of old staples like the Beatles and Dylan. “With vinyl, one is forced to slow

down and take in an album as a whole piece of work as the artist intended,� he said.




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On the calendar: • Birdie, Bogey and Boogie — 6:30 p.m. Friday at Vicksburg Country Club; golf tournament after-party with dinner, dancing, silent auction; $20 per person; Kristi Smith: 662-588-6638 or • Lenten Fine Arts Series — 12:05 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, at South and Monroe streets, each Friday during Lent; gumbo at 12:35 for $10; Friday: Jackson State University Jazz and Vocal Ensemble; April 8: “Quips, Quotes and Southern Fun,” Mary Ruth Jones; April 15: Alcorn State University Men’s Choir.

this week’s recipe

Greek Salad The Food Network offers these light recipes to get you in the mood for spring. •

Greek Salad

Curried Mango Chicken Soup lime and curry go wonderfully with it. The soup also could be made dairy-free by substituting coconut milk for the creme fraiche.

Curried Mango Chicken Soup Start to finish: 30 minutes Servings: 4 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 large yellow onion, diced 3 mangos, peeled, flesh cut away from the pits, finely chopped 2 1/2 cups chicken broth, divided 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 1/2 cup creme fraiche, plus

extra for garnish Juice of 1/2 lime Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro In a large saucepan over medium-high, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the curry powder and cinnamon, then heat for 30 seconds. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer the onion as well as any oil and seasonings in the pan to a blender. Add the

mango and 1 cup of the broth to the blender, then puree until smooth. Set aside. Return the empty saucepan to medium-high heat. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and saute until browned and cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the remaining broth and scrape the bottom of the pan to release any stuck bits and seasonings. Bring to a simmer.

Pour the mango puree back into the saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. Stir in the creme fraiche and lime juice, then season with salt and pepper. Garnish each serving with cilantro and an extra dollop of creme fraiche (if desired). Nutrition information per serving: 359 calories; 129 calories from fat (36 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 69 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 28 g protein; 3 g fiber; 722 mg sodium.

Pick a different cut of lamb for a lighter, milder flavor

Artichokes Provencal

By Jim Romanoff The Associated Press

Cook for 5 minutes half of a chopped onion, 2 chopped garlic cloves and a pinch of salt in a skillet with a tablespoon of olive oil. Pour in 1/2 cup of white wine and reduce by half. Add 2 chopped tomatoes, two 9-ounce packages of frozen artichoke hearts, 3 tablespoons water, 1 strip lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook, covered, for 6 minutes. Stir in chopped olives, basil and salt and pepper.



Getting your kids interested in food and cooking really can be as simple as asking, “Hey, do you want some mangos?” To which my 6-yearold son, an otherwise bored participant in the grocery shopping that day, responded with an all-too-teenager-like, “Sure.” As I carried the mangos back to the cart, the sum of my plans for them amounted to peeling, cubing and dumping them on my son’s plate. Apparently he’d come up with other ideas. “How about if we cut them up and turn them into a soup? A really thick one. And we can add chicken and some spices, like cinnamon and curry,” he said. “And there would be chunks of chicken and mango in the soup. Can we do that?” That’s when you find yourself staring and blinking at your kid. And finally stammer, “Um. Sure.” Point being, of course, that giving children a little influence in the food that comes into the house can go a long way to making them willing to get involved with it once it’s there. A few extra minutes spent involving children while at the grocery store can pay real dividends at dinner. This recipe is the simple, weeknight-friendly soup that resulted from Parker’s grocery store inspiration. He helped at every stage, from peeling the mangos to cooking the chicken. The result is a delicious and healthy soupas-meal for spring. To keep the flavor of the mango sweet and fresh, it is barely cooked. The flavor of


Toss a pound of chopped eggplant, 3 unpeeled shallots and 3 unpeeled garlic cloves with 1/4 cup olive oil and salt and pepper on a baking sheet. Roast at 400 for 30 minutes. Add some walnuts, and bake for about 8 more minutes. Cool slightly, then squeeze the shallots and garlic from their skins and chop; toss with the eggplant, nuts, 1/2 cup plain yogurt, fresh dill and salt and pepper.

By J.M. Hirsch AP food editor


Eggplant with Yogurt and Dill

Mangos make for fresh chicken


Toss 3 quartered tomatoes, some fresh oregano, 2 tablespoons of capers (with 3 tablespoons of the liquid), 1 tablespoon of sliced pickled peppers (with 1 tablespoon of the liquid), 3 tablespoons olive oil, and salt and pepper. Add watercress, sliced scallions and pitted Greek olives. Chill and serve.

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For many people, lamb triggers thoughts of spring. And fatty, tough meat. But lamb — at least spring lamb — can be a healthy choice with a tender texture and mild flavor. It’s all about selecting the right cut.

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

Start to finish: 40 minutes Servings: 4 For the sauce: 1/4 cup chopped parsley 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped

cilantro 2 tablespoons chopped mint 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil For the chops: 12 lamb rib chops (about 1 1/2 pounds total) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Ground black pepper, to taste In a food processor, combine the parsley, vinegar, garlic, cilantro, mint, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Pulse a few times to chop. With the processor running, add the oil in a stream. Process until the sauce is smooth. Trans-

fer sauce to a bowl and let sit for at least 20 minutes to let the flavors develop. (You can make the sauce ahead, refrigerating it overnight and bringing it to room temperature before serving.) Light a charcoal fire or gas grill. Rub oil, salt and pepper onto the chops, then grill, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Alternatively, cook the chops indoors in a grill pan over medium. Serve alongside chimichurri sauce. Nutrition information per serving: 550 calories; 471 calories from fat (86 percent of total calories); 52 g fat (18 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 84 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrate; 18 g protein; 0 g fiber; 426 mg sodium.


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For William and Kate, two cakes are better than one LONDON (AP) — The royal couple is showing an admirable spirit of compromise in their wedding plans: The main cake will be a fruity, floral masterwork designed with input from Kate Middleton, but Prince William will get his childhood favorite chocolate biscuit cake, too. When it comes to the future king and queen, two cakes are better than one. Kate Palace offiMiddleton cials said the royal couple have chosen a multi-tiered traditional fruit cake decorated with cream and white icing that will be Prince c r e at e d by William designer Fiona Cairns, a cakemaker to the stars — such as former Beatles member Paul McCartney — who has built a thriving business since starting to bake at her kitchen table 25 years ago. The actual design remains a secret, but the cake will have a strong British floral theme, developed with extensive input from Middleton. The master baker will use the Lambeth Method, a popular English style that relies on intricate piping and scrollwork to create leaves, flowers and other decorative elements. Middleton asked Cairns to represent about 16 different blooms and types of foliage on the cake, each with a different symbolic meaning, a practice that was popular in the Victorian era, palace officials said. “She has guided us right from the beginning and has quite strong ideas,” said Cairns, whose business is

Neshoba cookbook set for reprinting PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A third printing of the 1981 “Giant Houseparty Cookbook” is being planned in time for the Neshoba County Fair. Community Development Partnership, the local economic development agency, has to settled on funding, a sale price and who would sell the books. Local tourism director Kaye Rowell said the Neshoba County Fair Association has given the CDP permission to reprint 3,000 copies. Wimmer Cookbooks in Memphis, the original publisher, has agreed to the reprint, she said. “They are ready to get them printed before the fair,” which begins July 22 , Rowell said. The cookbook will be identical to the original, but hardcover with spiral binding. The cookbook includes recipes from Neshoba County residents. Carolyn Dearman, the chairman for the original cookbook committee, said Olivia Williams Manning as well as the late Turner Catlidge, a former editor of The New York Times who grew up in Philadelphia, both supplied recipes for the book. Catlidge shared his recipe for cheese grits. “It was fun getting in touch with people to contribute to the book,” said Dearman, noting that it was published the same year in the Neshoba Democrat’s Centennial Edition. The “Giant Houseparty” cookbook was a project of the Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce. The cookbook was dedicated to Connie Sampsell, who for 40 years headed the Chamber of Commerce. She died in 2005 at age 83.


Katie Young and Paul Courtney, both of McVitie’s Cake Company, pour tea biscuits into a chocolate cake mix. The two are practicing for Prince William’s wedding cake. based in Leicestershire, north of London. “That makes it much easier than a bride who has absolutely no idea whatsoever, which has happened in the past. But she knew very much what she wanted and she brought us mood boards and told us what influences she would like us to use.” Cairns said a number of flowers have been chosen. “There is the bridal rose which symbolizes happiness; the oak and acorn — which is an architectural detail around the room where the cake will be — and which symbolizes strength and endurance; and there is a lily of the valley, which symbolizes sweetness and humility; and ivy leaves which symbolize marriage,” she said. A flower called Sweet

William is also on the list, she said. The information about the cake clears up one of the questions about the wedding day, but details about the rest of the menu have not been released. Cairns would not say how many tiers the cake will have, but said it would include dried raisins, walnuts, cherries, grated orange and lemon, and French brandy to soak many of the fruits overnight. “This is exactly the same method you would use at home if you were making a fruit cake — we just use bigger batches,” she said. The cake is to be prominently displayed at the Buckingham Palace reception for about 600 guests that will follow the

April 29 nuptials at Westminster Abbey. But guests will also be able to enjoy the chocolate biscuit cake, made from a royal family recipe. It will be made by McVitie’s Cake Company, familiar to generations of British chil-

dren for their tasty chocolatecovered biscuits. The company has made cakes for the royal family for decades, including for the 50th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip. Paul Courtney, the firm’s

cake designer, said the cake will have dark chocolate, broken up tea biscuits, and some secret ingredients. “When Prince William was a young boy he would have it for tea and really enjoyed it,” he said.

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‘Modernist Cuisine’ tells the ‘who, what, when, where, why’ of food SEATTLE (AP) — Nathan Myhrvold didn’t just go to school; he worked on the quantum theory of gravity with Stephen Hawking. He didn’t just get a job; he became Microsoft’s first chief technology officer. As a hobbiest, he didn’t just get into grilling; he rocked several top prizes in the World Championship of Barbecue. So it’s unsurprising that when Myhrvold decided to write a cookbook, he didn’t just write a cookbook. He outfitted his kitchen laboratory in Bellevue, Wash., with hundreds of thousands of dollars in whiz-bang equipment, including a centrifuge, freezedriers, humidity-controlled smokers and special evaporators. He brought together dozens of people, including top chefs, and spent the next three years turning slabs of meat into pincushions for digital thermometers and cutting expensive cookery in half to demonstrate how it works. The result is the 2,438-page, six-volume, 46-pound, $625 “Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.” Astonishing in its scope, audacious in its ambition and breathtaking in its photography, the


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vold said. “It seemed to me there was a huge value in having all of this material all in one big work, all cross-referNathan enced, so that Myhrvold sure, if you want to do a recipe, you can just do a recipe. But if you care about why something happens, you can figure that out, and if you want to know the why behind the why, by God we can point you at that too.” Released this month with an initial press run of 6,000 copies, “Modernist Cuisine” comes at what might seem an odd time. The Slow Food movement, with its emphasis on back-to-theland simplicity, is widely popular. Alice Waters, one of the movement’s most prominent figures, recently dismissed modernist cooking by saying such food “doesn’t feel real to me.” And in a New York Times review of “Modernist Cuisine,” prominent food writer Michael Ruhlman suggested the style is limited to a “splinter group of passionate chefs who care about this difficult

BOOKS and expensive form of high-end cooking.” Myhrvold argues persuasively that such criticisms are irrelevant. First, the book is largely about new techniques, and there’s no reason modernist chefs can’t also have sustainable, organic or healthy values. Secondly, he readily concedes that modernist cuisine isn’t for everyone, especially those for whom convenience is key. But one of the book’s accomplishments is helping readers — even those who might never try a modernist recipe — understand what might otherwise just seem like bizarre food. Much like avant garde art or architecture, modernist cuisine — also known as “molecular gastronomy” — seeks to challenge and surprise diners by showing them what can be done with food. Most buildings aren’t the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain; most meals don’t involve centrifuged pea butter. In other words, Myhrvold says, it’s nothing to be scared of. Most of the tools in the typical home kitchen once were technological breakthroughs,

and many traditional ingredients — including baking powder and baking soda — are no less synthetic than certain staples of the modernist kitchen, such as the calcium salts in gelling ingredients. Myhrvold hopes the ultimate legacy of the book is to help some of the new methods trickle down into broader use. The tome’s price tag does raise an immediate question: Who buys a $625 cookbook? Much of the material is directed at professional chefs, who are far more likely to have access to the specialized equipment required for some of the techniques. There are only so many people who are going to make gelled spheres of carbonated mojito or foie gras parfait, or spend 30 hours making a mushroom Swiss cheeseburger with tomato confit, smoked lettuce and mushroom-based ketchup. But Myhrvold says chefs with a modernist bent should be able to learn how to do so without apprenticing at cuttingedge restaurants like elBulli in Spain or The Fat Duck in England.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TONIGHT ON TV ■MOVIE “My Fellow Americans� — Two ex-presidents, Jack Lemmon and James Garner, feud while running from government goons trying to silence them about a kickback scandal./6:30 on Reelz ■ SPORTS NBA — The suddenly slumping New York Knicks try to reverse their recent losing streak and lock down a playoff spot when they host the lowly New Jersey Nets tonight./6:30 on ESPN ■ PRIMETIME “Criminal Minds� — The team James Garner must stop a gang of suspected murderers that is targeting a new victim nightly./8 on CBS

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

MILESTONES ■BIRTHDAYS Peter Marshall, game show host, 85; Richard Dysart, actor, 82; Warren Beatty, actor-director, 74; Eric Clapton, rock musiciansinger, 66; Robbie Coltrane, actor, 61; Paul Reiser, actor, 54; MC Hammer, rap artist, 48; Tracy Chapman, singer, 47; Celine Dion, singer, 43; Mark Consuelos, actor, 40; Norah Jones, singer, 32; Justin Moore, country singer, 27. ■ DEATH Farley Granger — The 1950s bobby sox screen idol who starred in the Alfred Hitchcock classics “Rope� and “Strangers on a Train� has died. Granger, 85, died Sunday of natural causes, said Ellen Borakove, a spokeswoman for the New York City medical examiner’s office. Granger, who died at his Manhattan home, was an overnight Hollywood success story. He was a 16-year-old student at North Hollywood High School when he got the notion that he wanted to act and joined a little theater group. Talent scouts for movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn saw the handsome youngster and signed him to a contract. His first movie was “The North Star� in 1943, a World War II story that starred Anne Baxter and Dana Andrews.


Judge: Nelson won’t have to sing in court

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Willie Nelson won’t have to sing in court to resolve marijuana possession charges — and a suggestion that he do so was a joke, a Texas judge said. Hudspeth County Attorney Kit Bramblett had said Nelson could resolve the charges by pleading guilty, paying a fine — and singing “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain� for the court. Bramblett said Judge Becky Dean-Walker demanded Nelson appear in court, not plead by

mail. Dean-Walker said she thinks the prosecutor was trying to be funny, “and it got out of hand.� She said Tuesday that Nelson can plead guilty without coming to court and singing. Nelson was arrested Nov. 26 at a Border Patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca. His spokeswoman had declined to comment earlier on the sentencing suggestion.

Book hints that Gandhi had gay lover A state in western India banned Pulitzer-Prize winning author Joseph Lelyveld’s new book about Mahatma Gandhi today after reviews saying it hints that the father of India’s independence had a homosexual relationship. More bans have been proposed in India, where homosexuality was illegal until 2009 and still carries social stigma. Mahatma Gujarat’s state assembly voted unanimously Gandhi today to immediately ban “Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India.� The furor was sparked by local media reports, based on early reviews out of the U.S. and U.K., some of which emphasized passages in the book suggesting Gandhi had an intimate relationship with a German man named Hermann Kallenbach. The book has not yet been released in India, so few here have actually read Lelyveld’s writings.

Jazz Fest officials gear up for 2011 bash The countdown to the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival has started. Festival officials, joined by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, were to hold a kickoff press conference today to discuss this year’s plans for the festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to the city each spring. This event will be over two weekends — April 29-May 1 and May 5-8 — at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Headliners this year include John Legend and The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, Lauryn Hill, Wilco, The Avett Brothers, Cyndi Lauper, Fantasia, Lupe Fiasco and Jimmy Buffett. And as is tradition, the Neville Brothers are scheduled to close out the festival on May 8.


375-pound shark leaps into boat It’s the catch of a lifetime, but it’s not clear whether a Texas fisherman landed an 8-foot shark or it landed him. Jason Kresse, 29, of Freeport, and two crew members had been fishing for red snapper about 50 miles into the Gulf of Mexico and were dumping fish guts into the water about 3:45 a.m. Monday when they heard two big splashes in the distance. “All of a sudden something hit the side of the boat,� Kresse said Tuesday. “He ends up landing on the back of the boat.� The mako shark had apparently been in a rush to feed.

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Actors playing mobsters perform at the “Mob Experience� at the Tropicana in Las Vegas.

Vegas embraces mob roots with interactive attractions LAS VEGAS (AP) — Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and toughguy accents pay homage to Las Vegas’ mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City’s criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring gangster memorabilia and commentary from film mobsters James Caan, Mickey Rourke and Frank Vincent opens today on the Las Vegas Strip. And Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, a former mob defense lawyer, plans to launch his Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement later this year. For Las Vegas, the attractions represent an unprecedented embrace of its infamous founders. “What differentiates us from any other city is our history,� Goodman said. “This is the story of America.� The desert oasis made famous by scantily-clad showgirls, ubiquitous slot machines and 24-hour happy hours has long celebrated its reputation as a haven of vice, but its relationship with the mob has taken a few hits in recent years. The city that once proudly boasted of its ties to organized crime —Goodman played himself in the 1995 mob movie “Casino�— has instead promoted its family-friendly restaurants and Broadway shows for the past decade. No more. The Tropicana casino and hotel, a one-time hangout for organized crime now more known for its bargain-counter room rates, celebrated its new “Mob Experience� attraction Tuesday night with a red carpet party attended by “Baywatch� siren Pamela Anderson and comedian Rita Rudner, as well as a handful of mob heirs, including the son of Tony “The Ant� Spilotro, the inspiration for the bloodthirsty Joe Pesci character in “Casino.� The sprawling casino attraction features the diary of mobster Meyer Lansky, Spilotro’s gun and family photos and home movies from other infamous criminals. Visitors are greeted by life-size holograms of chatty gangsters and a chance to get “made.� The publicly-funded mob museum, meanwhile, is slated to open in December at a downtown Las Vegas courthouse where a detailed mob hearing that helped expose organized crime to ordinary Americans was held in 1950. The $42 million museum started as an effort to save one of Las Vegas’ few historic buildings. It’s amassed a wide collection of gangster artifacts, including the wall from Chicago’s St. Valentine’s Day massacre, the only gun recovered at the mass shooting and the barber chair where hit man Albert Anastasia’s life came to an end in a 1957 New York murder. “This isn’t some lampoon,� Goodman said. “It’s not a gimmick. This is going to be a real museum.� The museum will highlight money laundering schemes, mob violence and the role organized crime played in Las Vegas and other cities. Both Las Vegas attractions expect to lure hundreds of thousands of visitors each year driven, at least in part, by the nation’s unquenched fascination with the silver screen

mob bosses of “Goodfellas� and “The Godfather.� “There is a certain excitement to think people who had done illegal things and got away with it were in charge here,� said Alan Balboni, a Nevada historian. Neither attraction has sidestepped controversy. The Tropicana’s Mob Experience was recently sued by the daughter of notorious gangster Sam Giancana over a breach of contract involving the purchase of Giancana’s furniture.

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Man ready to make music with bluegrass fan Dear Abby: I have been married for 21 years, and the past eight or 10 of them haven’t been good. I have tried to get my wife to go camping, out to dinner or to bluegrass concerts we both love. I can’t convince her to do any of these things with me. But when her sister calls wanting her to go somewhere, she’s gone and stays out all day. About two years ago, I started going out alone to clubs that feature bluegrass music on Fridays and Saturdays. I met a wonderful lady at one of them, and we have gotten close. I have told her I love her. We have a lot in common, and she cares for me, too. I have not been unfaithful to my wife (yet), but I don’t know how much more I can handle. I am lonely and miserable. Abby, I don’t know what to do. Please advise before I do something stupid. I’m an avid



reader of your column, and I trust your advice. — Tempted Down South Dear Tempted: Marriage is like a garden. If it isn’t tended and fertilized occasionally, it withers. It appears you and your wife stopped communicating not long after your 10th anniversary. Sneaking around is not the answer to your problem. It’s unfair to your wife and to the woman you say you love. So man up and offer your wife the option of intensive marriage counseling — if you want to

save your marriage and your assets, that is. But do not pursue the extramarital relationship until and unless you are free to do so. Dear Abby: I have been married to a wonderful guy for four years, and I’m fortunate to have nice and caring in-laws. My only issue with them is the personal questions they ask — like how much money people make. Abby, they know exactly how much their children make, as well as the amount of their sonin-law’s salary. Once I’m out of graduate school and settled into my career, I know they will ask me. I feel my finances are my personal business and no one else’s — especially if my husband and I are living comfortably. How do I handle the situation when my in-laws ask me about my income? I don’t want

to be rude, but I think it’s intrusive and too personal. — Not Quoting Figures Dear Not Quoting: Start now and tell your husband — if you haven’t already — how you feel about questions about how much people earn. That way he’ll be less inclined to “spill” when his parents start pumping him for the information. When they ask you, say that you are not comfortable with that question because you feel it is too personal. Smile when you say it, and remember you are not obligated to answer every question someone asks of you.

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Clicking knees normal, but driving man crazy Dear Dr. Gott: One year after having had both knees replaced, any pain I previously had is gone. Problem solved? No. A few weeks (after surgery) that turned into months, and now one year later, my knees (both) still click with every step I take. There is no pain involved, just annoyance. At times, it feels as if my new knees are rattling around in there. My wife and I enjoy walking in our development, but it is driving me nuts. I asked my doctor about it, and his comment is that all patients’ knees click to some extent. My question to you is, how can I eliminate or at least reduce this annoying problem? Dear Reader: While I don’t have a ball or X-ray vision, my first guess is that you are likely experiencing normal noises. This is because if your knee replacement were tightened too much, you would likely experience lost range of motion and pain. By allowing the device some laxity, it will allow for a more normal range of motion without pain.



Clicking and clunking noises are a normal result of this. Second, your bilateral implants are composed of metal and plastic that will separate slightly when you perform such activities as walking or squatting. This does not imply that anything went wrong during the procedure, that it was done incorrectly, or that anything is amiss. If you were to experience pain or knee deformity as well as clicking, it then might signify that the false knee is loosening excessively and may need attention. As a general rule, physical therapy is begun within hours of surgery. As long as you are not experiencing any pain and are not suffering any physical limitations, you should be good to go. I suggest that you

sit down with your physician and demand answers to your questions. He or she should explain to you what is happening and why he or she thinks it is normal. If the doctor refuses, seek out another physician for a second opinion. Dear Dr. Gott: My 17-yearold son has scoliosis. We have seen a specialist who had him wear a brace, but he couldn’t breathe with it on. I think it’s now time for surgery, but his primary care doctor wants him to wait. What should we do and how long should we wait? Dear Reader: Children and teens with mild scoliosis are often monitored with X-rays periodically to determine whether the curvature worsens. In many instances, treatment isn’t necessary. A brace will not cure the condition, nor will it reverse the curvature, but it may prevent advancement. There might come the time when surgical intervention is appropriate. Symptoms might begin during growth spurts, commonly prior to puberty. Treat-

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m an attractive, intelligent, 16-year-old young lady with, I’m told, a wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. I’ve got many female friends and am extremely popular with them. Now let’s talk about guys. First of all, a lot of guys want to know me better, but they think I’m a snob who is stuck on herself. The reason is that I’m very shy and uncomfortable around boys. I don’t know why. It could be that I don’t have a brother, but that’s probably not relevant. I don’t have a sister, either, and I’m popular with girls. I’d like to start dating, but I don’t know what to do. — Nameless, Moncton, New Brunswick. Nameless: Ask a friend who is dating to fix you up with a guy, and the four of you go on a double date. A movie and after-movie snack would be great and would generate discussion about the movie. You don’t need an entire revamp of your personality, just a small nudge to get started. If you really do have a reputation as a snob, you can overcome it by getting in the habit of smiling and saying hello when fate brings you close to a guy. In a short time, the guys will be asking you out. When you’re on a date, you’ll want to keep the conversation flowing, so if you run out of things to say, just ask a few questions. Staying relaxed and confident around the opposite sex is actually pretty simple, once you get the hang of it! • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

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ment is on a per-case basis. After growth has stopped, the risk of advancement of the scoliosis is low. Your son’s bones are likely still growing, making a brace more appropriate. There are two types available. The first and most common fits under the arms and around the rib cage, lower back and hips. The second and less popular because of its bulkiness is a full-torso brace with flat bars, and stabilizers for the back of the head and chin. Either brace should be worn as much as possible in every 24-hour period, and children and teens are encouraged to stay active with exercise and sports. Perhaps he should return for a better-fitting brace that won’t impair his breathing. Your son’s doctors are the only ones capable of determining when surgery is warranted.

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O’Donnell to move into Oprah’s digs Winfrey’s last show scheduled for May 25 CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago studio where Oprah Winfrey tapes her soon-to-end talk show soon will be home to Rosie O’Donnell’s latest daytime television effort, which is set to debut on the Oprah Winfrey Network this fall, Harpo Studios announced Tuesday. The announcement ends speculation about what will become of Winfrey’s Harpo Studios on Chicago’s West Side when “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ends taping this spring. Winfrey opened the studios in 1990. “I’m delighted to welcome Rosie to the studio I’ve called home for so many years,” Winfrey said in a statement. The network announced last summer that O’Donnell would

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in New York. “I can’t wait to do my show from Chicago,” O’Donnell said in a statement. “It’s a dream come true ... beyond the beyond.” O’Donnell previously hosted “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” from 1996 to 2002, earning six daytime Emmy awards. O’Donnell also spent time on “The View.” Harpo Studios presidents Erik Logan and Sheri Salata called the announcement “an exciting new chapter” for the company. The final original episode of Winfrey’s show, which has been on the air for 25 years, is scheduled to be shown May 25.


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‘Trek’ director J.J. Abrams revisits youth in ‘Super 8’ LAS VEGAS (AP) — J.J. Abrams is making good use of his boyhood apprenticeship shooting super-8 movies. The director of 2009’s “Star Trek” and creator of TV’s “Lost” revisits his childhood with this summer’s “Super 8,” about a band of kids shooting a monster movie who end up documenting a train wreck that unleashes an alien force. The movie is the most autobiographical he has worked on, Abrams said in an interview at CinemaCon, a Las Vegas convention for theater owners where he showed off footage Monday night. The youths in “Super 8” are doing exactly what the 44-year-old Abrams was doing three decades ago, when he was obsessed with making his own horror films and monster flicks. “It was sort of an uncanny thing shooting it, because it felt like I had gone back to my childhood in a way that was just incredibly surreal and oddly disturbing,” Abrams told The Associated Press. “There are moments where I was like, ‘My God, this is exactly what it was like.’ The set dressing, the costumes. Certainly, some of the subject matter was just very transportive.” Due in theaters June 10, amid Hollywood’s onslaught of visual-effects and action tales, “Super 8” began as a quiet drama about teen filmmakers in a small town. Abrams decided that while he loved the characters he had created for that scenario, it needed something to make it an event audiences would want to see. At the same time, he was working with distributor Paramount Pictures on a sci-fi adventure about a train that crashes while carrying an alien presence from Area 51. “The problem with that premise is I didn’t have characters that I loved and cared about inside that world. So I had a sort of premise on the one hand with no characters I could get inside of, and on the other, I had characters I was inside of with no story. So I thought, fit them together,” Abrams said. Abrams has been making sci-fi movies for decades. He fondly recalls a visual effect he created by making an alien ship out of paper mache and model parts.


AMC: ‘Mad Men’ season 5 pushed back to 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — AMC said “Mad Men” is definitely coming back, but the new season won’t be on the air until 2012. The network’s announcement Tuesday came amid reports of ongoing negotiations between Lionsgate, the studio that produces the series, and its creator-executive producer, Matthew Weiner. The announcement took note of the delayed start in shooting the new season, which will be the series’ fifth. In the past, “Mad Men” has been shown in the summer or early fall. The much-acclaimed drama stars Jon Hamm as an advertising executive and divorced family man working in Manhattan in the 1960s.


secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, EverHome Mortgage C8 Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell COULD said land and property in accordance with the terms of THIS BE said deed of trust and for the YOUR purpose of raising the sums FIRST due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's HOME??? fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. County, 2.8 acres, Features include 3 bedrooms, Gary Massey, Substituted 2 bath, large eat in kitchen, carpet, ceramic Trustee in said deed oftile, trust, will on April 20, 2011for offer wood laminate flooring, spacious backyard thefor sale at public outcry and sell kids. Call Sybil for an appointment. $125,000. within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Realtor, GRI Courthouse of Warren County, located at INC. VARNER REAL ESTATE, Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the Office 601-636-0502 highest and best bidder for the following described Faxcash 601-501-4242 situated in Warren Cellproperty 601-218-2869 County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lot 25, Block 7, REALTOR OF THE YEARProper 2008 Survey, Springfield more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South line of said Lot 25 and the North side of Fayette Street 98 feet 4 inches East of the Southwest corner of IN THE CHANCERY Lot 25; run thence East COURT OF WARREN along the South line of said COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Lot and along the North line IN THE MATTER OF THE of Fayette Street 49 feet 2 ESTATE OF inches; thence North 147 VARIAN HUTCHISON, feet 6 inches; thence West DECEASED 49 feet 2 inches; thence CAUSE NO. 2009-122PR South 147 feet 6 inches to the South line of said Lot 25, RODRICK REED being the point of beginning. PETITIONER I WILL CONVEY only such STANLEY NEAL title as vested in me as RESPONDENT Substituted Trustee. NOTICE TO CREDITORS WITNESS MY SIGNATURE Letters of Administration on this 23rd day of March, having been granted on 2011. March 3, 2010, by the /s/ #J. Gary Massey Chancery Court of Warren SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## County, Mississippi to the undersigned Administrator of Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive the Estate of Varian Hutchison, Deceased, notice Suite B MS 39216 is hereby given to all persons Jackson, (601)981-9299 having claims against said 1111 Fayette Street estate to present the same to Vicksburg, MS 39180 the Clerk of this Court for 10-000654JC Publish: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13(3t) probate and registration


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according to law, within ninety (90) days from the first publication of this notice, or they will be forever barred. THIS the 14th day of March, 2011. RODRICK REED, ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ESTATE OF VARIAN HUTCHISON, DECEASED Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t)

Sealed Bids The Warren County Board of Supervisors will receive SEALED BIDS until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 for a multi-year contract for GROUNDS MAINTENANCE AT LETOURNEAU BOAT LANDING. The bid file number is 03252011. Complete specifications, scope of work, terms, conditions and instructions for bidding may be obtained from the Warren County Chancery Clerk's Office, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. The phone number is 601-636-4415. The Warren County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to determine responsible bidders, responsive bids, the lowest and best bid, reject any and all bids, award to the bidder believed most advantageous to Warren County, and to waive any informalities in the bids or bidding process. This notice is published pursuant to an order of the Warren County Board of Supervisors dated the 25th day of March 2011. Warren County Board of Supervisors By: Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Publish:3/30, 4/6 (2t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 25, 2007, Antionette Savage, unmarried woman and Latoya Gibbs, an unmarried woman as joint tenants executed a certain deed of trust to Ellis and Ellis, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1653 at Page 209 and re-recorded in Book 1707 at Page 794; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to EverHome Mortgage Company by instrument dated May 21, 2010 in Book 1510 at Page 112 and by instrument dated March 3, 2011 and recorded in Book 1520 at Page 401 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, EverHome Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated May 24, 2010 in Book 1510 at Page 113 and by instrument dated March 4, 2011 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1520 at Page 402; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, EverHome Mortgage Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on April 20, 2011 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lot 25, Block 7, Springfield Proper Survey, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the South line of said Lot 25 and the North side of Fayette Street 98 feet 4 inches East of the Southwest corner of Lot 25; run thence East along the South line of said Lot and along the North line of Fayette Street 49 feet 2

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CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 17, RANGE 4 EAST AND ALSO 4 Wednesday, March 30, 2011 ACRES OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF Affordable SUPER CLEAN 3 THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE BR home with 1 1/2 BA. Two 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 car attached garage. Large flat SUMMONS BY yard with wire workshop/ PUBLICATION office or anything your imagiTHE STATE OF nation wants it to be with MISSISSIPPI Danny Ivy COUNTY OF WARREN storm cellar. $119,900. 601-953-2644 TO: HEIRS OF RACHAL MANN, MANN, 108 Stonebridge, Clinton Totally RICHARD remodeled home with CHARLOTTE MANN split floor plan. Large master BR $208,000- 2BR/2BA SPRATLEY, IDA MANN with bathroom. Br/bath on LEWIS, HEIRS 2OF MARY Located in Bruenburg otherside. den w/fireplace LOU MANNSunken LONDON, Subdivision has pictureANDERSON window overlooking ROSELLA Split Bedroom Plan SEARCY, PEARL the huge park settingMANN backyard WALTON, OF full of trees.HEIRS $105,000. Move In Ready LUCINDA MANN HUGHES, DEXTER LEWIS MANN, JAMES ANDERSON, MARY LOUISE WATSON, ELSIE 19011 Hwy. 465 WINTERS, ERNESTINE $79,000- 3BR/1BA WATSON, ALBERT WATSON, ANY AND Great Hunting and Fishing Cabin th AND CLAIMING ALL WiPERSONS Parking and Storage Underneath AN INTEREST IN THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 12, Situated on Extra Large Lot TOWNSHIP 17, RANGE 4 EAST AND ALSO 4 ACRES Home for Sale? Show it to the world at OFF THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 12 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by GMW Land Management, LLC, a Mississippi Limited Liability Runaway LOOKING FOR UTILITY Company, Plaintiff, seeking HANDS to start in the Oil/ Are you 12 to 17? AIRLINES ARE HIRINGan Easement by Necessity Gas Industry. Entry level Train for high paying AviaAlone? Scared? for Ingress and Egress. positions start at $680-$780 tion Career. FAA approved Call 601-634-0640 anyYou are required to mail or per week. Sign up for train- program. Financial aid if time or 1-800-793-8266 hand-deliver a copy of a ing today. Call 850-243- qualified – Job placement We can help! written response to the 8966. assistance. CALL Aviation One child, complaint to James E. Institute of Maintenance one day at a time. Renfroe, attorney for the PART TIME POSITION 25 866-455-4317. Plaintiff, whose street hours weekly. General office address is 648 Lakeland duties and organizing resident ATTEND COLLEGE ONEast Drive, Flowood, activities. Send resumes to: LINE from home. *Medical, Mississippi 39232. Your Dept. 3747 The Vicksburg *Business, *Paralegal, *Alresponse must be mailed or Post P.O. Box 821668 lied Health. Job placement hand-delivered within (30) Vicksburg, MS 39182 LOST A DOG? assistance. Computer availdays from the 16th day of Found a cat? Let The able. Financial aid if qualiMarch, 2011, which is the Vicksburg Post help! fied. SCHEV certified. Call date of the first publication of CONNECT WITH THE Run a FREE 3 day ad! 877-206-5185. this summons. If your GLOBAL LEADER IN 601-636-SELL or e-mail response is not so mailed or classifieds@vicksburg delivered a judgment by DIALYSIS. default will be entered against you for the things At Fresenius Medical prayed for in the complaint. You must also file the Care, the difference you CALICO CAT. ORANGE/ original of your response brown, long hair, fluffy, make is in the relationwith the Clerk of this Court medium size, was wearing I AM AVAILABLE to sit ships you build with your within a reasonable time purple collar, missing from with elderly. Current driver's afterward. the Timberlane area. 601patients. Here, you are an license, cooking, some Issued under my hand and 868-0871. active part of helping cleaning. 936-661-6637. seal of said Court, this the 24th day of February, 2011. patients achieve a healthier LOST! Warren County Chancery lifestyle through individuMALE LABRADOR. 1 Clerk year old, black, wearing alized care. To help you Post Office Box 351 purple collar. Gibson Road Vicksburg, MS 39181-0351 give your best, Fresenius area on or around Tuesday (Seal) 03-22-2011. Reward ofoffers a team approach to BY: /s/ Denise Bailey, D.C. fered. 601-543-2128. 2 MALE CHIHUAHUAS. care giving, superior Publish: 3/16, 3/23, 3/30(3t) $100 each. 9 weeks old. 1 technology, opportunities black and white long-haired, for advancement and a 1 tan short haired. 601-638work schedule that offers a 3224 or 601-618-7678.

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great quality of life. FREE TO GOOD HOME. 4 week old white male German Shepherd mix puppy. 601-636-0643.

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¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

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Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation. ONE FLEW OVER The Buzzard's Roost, A Hawkins United Methodist Church Production, all proceeds go to support the Hawkins Mission Team. Performances March 31st, April 1st , April 2nd, 6:30 p.m. at Hawkins United Methodist Church Gym, 3736 Halls Ferry Road. Tickets may be purchased from the Church office, 601-636-2242 or cast members. Cost is $10 (includes dinner).

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

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15. Auction ESTATE AUCTION APRIL 2, 10 AM 1207 National Street Vicksburg Family is moving and everything left in the house must go. Our instructions are to sell. Antiques include an armoire, china cabinets, sterling flatware, wardrobes, lamps and more. Modern Day items include a great living room set, round dining set w/ chairs, outdoor furniture, plants and huge quantity of wonderful small items. Some images available at Mississippi Auction Service 601 415 3121 Hardy Katzenmeyer, Lic 988 Terms: cash, check, MC/Visa 10% buyers premium

After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

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

ARMOIRES, SLEEPER SOFAS, chairs, tables, STORE FULL OF STUFF!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. CLOCK REPAIR. Antique clocks, grandfather clocks, cuckoo clocks, etcetera. 601638-4003, 601-529-8140. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. MATCHING LANE RECLINERS. Gorgeous, excellent condition. $200 each. 601-638-2368.

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GORGEOUS SHIH TZU puppies. I take pride in raising happy, healthy, prespoiled puppy pad trained Shih Tzu puppies with fantastic temperaments, fun loving personalities and the beautiful baby-doll faces. If you are looking for a new best friend, call Tracy at 601-630-6185.

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

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SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!! Living room, dinettes, bedroom, mattress sets at Discount Furniture Barn. 601-638-7191.

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MADISON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ADVERTISEMENT FOR HEAD FOOTBALL COACH POSITION Madison High School (Madison Parish) is currently accepting applications for the position Head Football Coach. All individuals applying for the position must hold a valid Louisiana Teaching Certificate or be eligible to receive a Louisiana Teaching certificate, orhold a Practitioner’s License or be eligible to receive one. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 21, 2011. Interested individuals should send a Resume to: Mrs. Ruthie Magee, Principal Madison High School 1234 Madison High Drive Tallulah, LA 71282 Phone Number: 318-574-3529 Email:

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

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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Vicksburg Post



Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL Porters Chapel at Simpson Academy Thursday, 5 p.m.

St. Aloysius at Cathedral Thursday, 5 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL Vicksburg at WC Thursday, 6 p.m.

ON TV 6:30 p.m. ESPN - Only the Hudson river separates these two as the new-look New Jersey Nets take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.


St. Aloysius powerlifter lifted a careerbest 430 pounds in the squat, winning the South State Class 1A 242-pound title and qualifying him to lift for a state title on April 14.


Vikings lose seven-run lead, still beat Hornets By Steve Wilson Like Janus, the Greek god of drama, Warren Central’s baseball team has been a squad of two faces this season. When the Vikings are rolling, getting timely hits and filling up the strike zone, they can beat nearly anyone. But on the other side of the coin, they can beat themselves just as easily. Tuesday, they showed both sides. Fortunately, it was the good side that prevailed in the end, as the Vikings earned a 9-8 topsy-turvy win over Division 4-6A foe Greenville-Weston. Brandon Gates and Devon Bell came up huge

for Warren Central (9-8, 3-2 Division 4-6A) in the clutch. After Greenville-Weston erased an 8-1 lead with Devon a seven-run Bell sixth to knot the contest, Gates came up in the bottom of the frame and took advantage of Beau Wallace’s walk and steal, ripping a double to plate the lead run. In the top of the seventh, Bell, who came on relief of Chase Ladd, retired the side for the save. “Overall, I thought we swung the bats well with runners in scoring position,” WC coach Josh Abra-

ham said. “Chase gave us a big lift in the sixth and we put a lot on Devon’s shoulders in the sevBrandon enth. But he Gates threw a lot of strikes and got us out of it.” After Darius Kennedy ripped a solo shot, WC starter Beau Wallace was cruising on the mound and the offense kept putting numbers on the board. Through the next four innings, Wallace pitched around singles and errors, getting the big outs when he needed. The Vikings tied the game, 1-1 in the first on Clayton

Ashley’s inside-the-park home run as Greenville centerfielder Devonte Rainey couldn’t get a glove on Ashley’s hotshot line drive that rolled to the wall. The Vikings took the lead with four runs in the third, keyed by a two-RBI double by Will Stegall and a RBI double by Bill McRight. The lead ballooned to 8-1 after a threerun fourth. Stegall notched his third RBI of the night on a single and Bell drove in a pair of runs with a double. But then the wheels fell off the proverbial wagon. Wallace, who was up around 115 pitches, struggled with control and the basepaths filled up. Errors piled up, the costliest on Darius Kennedy’s single that rolled to the wall that allowed the Hornets

Gators can’t finish vs. Arrows By Ernest Bowker


We have to complete five innings. When we resume, we pick up at that spot in the fifth inning with the bases loaded, no outs and two balls on the batter.” Andrew Collins was the St. Al batter and had drawn two balls from Green Wave reliever Collin Hammons. Judson Gatling, Josh Eargle and Neal Ricks were on base. St. Al coach Jacan Warren had hoped his team would have started sooner and had the game won when it was called for the night. “We should have had the lead when the game was stopped,” Warren said. “We made too many mistakes. Too many errors in the first inning.” Cathedral (8-4, 1-1) struck for two runs in the first inning with the help of two St. Al infield errors. The miscues set up RBIs from Hammons and Blake Martin. The Flashes got a run back in the bottom half of the first, when Carlisle Koestler walked and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Gatling. Cathedral answered with

CLINTON — Vicksburg High had plenty of chances to steal a victory over Clinton on Tuesday and vault back into the Division 4-6A championship race. The Gators missed every single one, and now they might be down to their last. Vicksburg got runners to second base in every inning except the seventh, yet only managed to get one beyond that. None scored, and Clinton was able to walk the tightrope to a 2-0 victory that put it in the driver’s seat in the title chase. The teams meet again Friday night at Bazinsky Field, and first-place Clinton (14-3, 4-0 Division 4-6A) can all but wrap up the title with another victory. Vicksburg (8-9, 2-3) is still very much alive, but needs a win Friday — and another when the teams play for a third time on April 12 in Clinton — to have any chance. “We can beat them two out of three. We win Friday, and we’re in business,” Vicksburg coach Cody Zumbro said. “If we can beat them two out of three and beat Warren Central, I like our chances.” The Gators will have to hit better in the clutch than they did Tuesday to have a chance, too. Only one of their eight base runners got past second base, and that was when Cody Waddell alertly took third on an infield hit by Keaton Jones in the fifth inning. Clinton’s Jayme Monroe constantly got ahead in the count against Vicksburg’s hitters and was able to work out of each and every jam. He struck out four batters and needed just 82 pitches to throw a complete game. “We’ve just got to make our mind up to hit the baseball. We’ve got to be aggressive. The guy challenged us with his fastball and we’ve got to turn it around on him,” Zumbro said. “It’s frustrating. We talked all week about being aggressive. I have no answers

See St. Al, Page D2.

See VHS, Page D2.

Texas A&M, UConn complete Final Four

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Make it one more Final Four for Maya Moore and Connecticut. Moore had 28 points, including the 3,000th of her career, to lead topseed UConn to a 75-40 win over Duke on Tuesday night. The Huskies are two victories away from winning their third straight national championship, mathcing the school’s own run from 2002-04 and Tennessee’s from 1996-98. Next up for coach Geno Auriemma’s latest juggernaut is Notre Dame on Sunday in the national semifinals in Indianapolis. The two Big East teams are plenty familiar with each other, having played three times this season already. UConn won all of those matchups including a 73-64 victory in the Big East tournament championship game. Sydney Carter and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor — when it mattered most. As for the other game on Tuesday, the Aggies are going to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in school history after a 58-46 victory over the top-seeded Lady Bears on Tuesday night in the Dallas Regional final. Baylor and All-American Brittney Griner, who played in the Final Four last year in the 6-foot-8 center’s freshman season, will have to settle for the Big 12 regular season and tournament trophies the still-young Bears (34-3) already won this season. Texas A&M (31-5) had lost eight straight games against its Big 12 rival. The Aggies blew a nine-point lead midway through the second half in Waco last month.

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(6-8, 0-3) to clear the bases. The Vikings got two outs, but couldn’t get the third as the tying run scored on a passed ball. Wallace pitched 52⁄3 innings, striking out five, but giving up eight runs. Ladd came in, got the final out and earned the victory. He hit one batter in the seventh before being pulled for Bell. Despite the seven-run, three-error inning, Abraham didn’t see any letup in effort from his charges. “We coached against that and I didn’t see any letdown in effort,” Abraham said. “But in spots, we were a little too relaxed at times,º and in the sixth inning, we might have been lackadaiscal in spots.”


Cathedral third baseman Collin Hammons holds up the ball as the umpire rules St. Aloysius baserunner Carlisle Koestler safe during Tuesday’s game at Bazinsky Field. The suspended game will resume Thursday night at 5 in Natchez.

Archrivals will do it again Suspended St. Aloysius-Cathedral game will resume Thursday in Natchez By Jeff Byrd Cathedral was three outs away from moving into a first-place tie with archrival St. Aloysius Tuesday at Bazinsky Field. St. Al was batting in the bottom of the fifth with two runs already home, the bases loaded, no outs and a new Green Wave pitcher on the mound. A flash of lightning stopped St. Al’s sudden momentum. After two 30-minute delays, the game was suspended — with Cathedral leading 6-3 — and the game will not be finished in Vicksburg. The Division 7-1A game will resume Thursday at 5 p.m. in Natchez. Since Cathedral had to move its regularly scheduled game with St. Al (2-9 2-0 7-1A) from Friday to Thursday because of a field conflict with Natchez High School, the second game between the two will be played immediately following the conclusion of the suspended game. Cathedral coach Craig Beesley was hoping to end things after five complete innings but his starting pitcher, Tyler

St. Aloysius pitcher Judson Gatling throws a bunted ball to first base. Morrison, did not follow the plan. “If my pitcher just goes and throws strikes and gets

us three outs, we have a complete game and we’re going home,” Beesley said. “He couldn’t find the zone.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA 6:30 p.m. ESPN - New Jersey at New York PREP BASKETBALL 9 p.m. ESPN - All-American Game, East vs. West NHL 6 p.m. Versus - N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo TENNIS Noon ESPN2 - Sony Ericsson Open, quarterfinals 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Sony Ericsson Open, quarterfinals


from staff & AP reports

Prep Tennis St. Aloysius blanks West Lincoln St. Aloysius beat Divison 7-1A foe West Lincoln 7-0 on Tuesday. Winners were: Austin Mathis, boys singles (6-1, 6-2); girls singles, Ashleigh Piazza (6-0, 6-0); the boys No. 1 doubles tandem of Steven Cialone and Micheal Foley (6-0, 6-0); the boys No. 2 doubles team of Carlton Cambell and Patrick Caccaro (6-0, 6-0); the girls No. 1 doubles duo of Victoria Mekus and Jean-Marie Mabry (6-0, 6-0); The girls No. 2 doubles tandem of Kori Vessell and Amanda Paris (6-0, 6-0); and the mixed doubles pairing of Aaron Mathis and Brianna Beesley (6-0, 6-2).

College basketball Alabama, Wichita State headed to NIT finals NEW YORK — Alabama is making sure Anthony Grant stays focused on his own team rather than watching his former team’s incredible NCAA Tournament run. JaMychal Green scored 22 points, Trevor Releford scored the goahead basket in the closing seconds, and Grant’s top-seeded Crimson Tide withstood a late rally to beat Colorado 62-61 in the NIT semifinals Tuesday night. Releford finished with 13 points and six assists for the Crimson Tide (25-11), who advanced to play Wichita State on Thursday night for the championship. The Shockers beat Washington State 75-44 in the other semifinal game at Madison Square Garden.

MLB Twins trade pitching prospect to Braves FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Minnesota Twins traded right-handed pitching prospect Billy Bullock to the Atlanta Braves, which allows them to retain Rule 5 draft choice Scott Diamond. The Twins announced the deal Monday. They plucked the left-handed Diamond out of the Braves’ system in December. He allowed one earned run on six hits in six innings of work during spring training. But he missed two weeks with a blister on his left thumb and wasn’t deemed ready for the opening day roster.

Phils closer Lidge out 3-6 weeks with shoulder PHILADELPHIA — Phillies closer Brad Lidge is expected to miss three to six weeks after an MRI exam Tuesday showed he has a strained right shoulder. Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the reliever will not need surgery to fix the problem, deemed a posterior rotator cuff strain. Lidge will start the season on the disabled list.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 30 1981 — Sophomore guard Isiah Thomas scores 23 points to lead Indiana to a 63-50 victory over North Carolina to win the NCAA basketball title. 1987 — Keith Smart’s 16-foot jump shot gives Indiana a 74-73 victory over Syracuse for the NCAA men’s basketball championship. 2007 — Kobe Bryant scores 53 points for his eighth 50-point performance of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers lose to Houston 107104 in overtime. 2008 — The Boston Celtics hold Miami to an NBA-record low 17 field goals, coasting to an 88-62 victory. The previous record for fewest field goals in a game came against Miami in April 1999, when Chicago managed only 18.

The Vicksburg Post

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three runs, all with two out, in the top of the second. Thomas Garrity and David Huffines were on base when Caleb Upton singled to left. Garrity scored and Huffines moved to third base. Rudy Lazerus followed with a double into the leftcenter gap to bring in both Huffines and Upton for a 5-1 lead. Upton made it a 6-1 edge with a single in the fourth that scored Kyle Bradley. Morrison was effective through the first three innings and then got out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the fourth with no damage done. That was not the case in the St. Al fifth inning. Koestler led off with a

walk, Matthew Foley doubled and Gatling added a single to score Koestler. Eargle walked and Neal Ricks singled to right to plate Foley to make it 6-3. That was all for Morrison, who lasted four innings and allowed five hits. The three runners on base belong to him. Gatling started for St. Al and was pulled after the fourth inning. He gave up six runs, four earned, on eight hits. He struck out two. Eargle pitched a scoreless fifth and stands to be the pitcher of record if St. Al can tie the game.

about why we got up to the plate and didn’t swing.” Vicksburg’s offensive woes wasted a sharp pitching performance by Cameron Cooksey. The junior righthander held Clinton to five hits, walked one and struck out five, but took the loss. Kyle Washington doubled and scored on Patrick Barnes’ RBI single in the first inning to spot the Arrows a 1-0 lead, and Grady Turman drove in an insurance run with another RBI single in the sixth. Both runs were unearned.

Trinity 9, PCA 3

double and two RBIs, and Kent King had three hits to lead Trinity (11-2) over Porters Chapel. Scott Turner earned the win and also had two hits and two RBIs as Trinity handed PCA (10-4) its first loss to an MAIS Class A team this season. The Saints jumped out to a 5-1 lead after three innings, then blew it open with two runs in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth. A two-out, tworun double by Logan in the sixth was the big blow. Matthew Warren had an RBI single for PCA.

Sky Logan went 4-for-4 with a

scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games W L Florida............................21 5 South Carolina..............18 5 Vanderbilt......................23 3 Georgia..........................11 14 Kentucky........................15 11 Tennessee.....................18 6

SEC W 4 4 4 3 2 2

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All Games SEC W L W Alabama........................18 8 5 Mississippi St..............18 6 4 Ole Miss.......................18 7 3 Auburn...........................15 10 2 Arkansas........................18 6 2 LSU................................17 7 1 Tuesday’s Games Kentucky 11, Tennessee Tech 8 Auburn 6, Troy 1 Clemson 11, Georgia 5 Vanderbilt 10, UT-Martin 3 UAB 5, Alabama 1 Florida State 5, Florida 2 Alabama A&M at Mississippi St., ppd., rain Today’s Games Alabama A&M at Mississippi St., 5 p.m. Ole Miss at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. The Citadel at South Carolina, 6 p.m. UNC-Asheville at Tennessee, 6 p.m. South Alabama at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. McNeese St. at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

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All Games C-USA W L W East Carolina.................19 5 2 Southern Miss.............18 5 2 UCF...............................19 6 2 UAB...............................14 10 2 Tulane............................18 6 1 Rice...............................17 11 1 Memphis........................12 10 1 Marshall.........................10 13 1 Houston.........................12 14 0 Tuesday’s Games UAB 5, Alabama 1 UCF 8, Stetson 2 East Carolina 20, UNC-Wilmington 5 Rice 7, Houston 0 Marshall 8, Eastern Kentucky 5 New Orleans at Tulane, ppd. Today’s Games Elon at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Central Florida at Stetson, 5:30 p.m. Ole Miss at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Florida International at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Rice at Sam Houston St., 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

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Vicksburg.................................000 000 0 — 0 4 2 Clinton......................................100 001 x — 2 5 1 WP-Jayme Monroe. LP-Cameron Cooksey. 2B-Justin Pittway (V), Kyle Washington (CHS).


Porters Chapel.....................010 010 1 — 3 4 2 Trinity....................................302 022 x — 9 14 1 WP-Scott Turner. LP-Montana McDaniel. 2B-Trevor Faust (T) 2, Sky Logan (T). Multiple hits-Logan (T) 4, Kent King (T) 3, Turner (T) 2, Jake Winston (T) 2, Faust (T) 2.


Greenville.................................100 0070 — 8 11 2 Warren Central........................104 031x — 9 7 4 WP - Chase Ladd. LP - Donovan Moore HR- Clayton Ashley (WC). Darius Kennedy (GW). 2B- Will Stegall (WC), Brandon Gates (WC), Devon Bell (WC). Donovan Moore (GW). Multiple hits - Will Stegall 2 (WC). Donovan Moore 3 (GW), Nathaniel Watkins 2 (GW), Darius Kennedy 2 (GW),



W San Francisco............................. 22

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W L Pct x-San Antonio................57 17 .770 y-L.A. Lakers.................53 20 .726 x-Dallas..........................52 21 .712 x-Oklahoma City............49 24 .671 Denver...........................44 29 .603 Portland.........................43 31 .581 New Orleans.................42 32 .568 Memphis........................41 33 .554 ————————— Houston.........................39 35 .527 Phoenix..........................36 37 .493 Utah...............................36 39 .480 Golden State.................32 43 .427 L.A. Clippers..................29 45 .392 Sacramento...................21 52 .288 Minnesota......................17 57 .230 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Tuesday’s Games Cleveland 102, Miami 90 Houston 112, New Jersey 87 Oklahoma City 115, Golden State 114, OT Sacramento 116, Phoenix 113 Today’s Games Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Detroit at Indiana, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Toronto, 6 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Miami at Washington, 6 p.m. New Jersey at New York, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Memphis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Portland at New Orleans, 7 p.m.

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At Houston National semifinals Saturday Butler vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 5:09 p.m. Kentucky vs. Connecticut, 7:45 p.m. National Championship Monday Semifinal winners

At New York Semifinals Tuesday Wichita State 75, Washington State 44 Alabama 62, Colorado 61 Championship Thursday Wichita St. vs. Alabama, 6 p.m.

——— College Basketball Invitational

Championship Series (Best-of-3; x-if necessary) March 28 Creighton 84, Oregon 76, Creighton leads series 1-0 Today Creighton at Oregon, 9 p.m. Friday x-Creighton at Oregon, 9 p.m.

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At Dayton, Ohio Regional Championship March 28 Notre Dame 73, Tennessee 59


At Spokane, Wash. Regional Championship March 28 Stanford 83, Gonzaga 60


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At Dallas Regional Championship Tuesday Texas A&M 58, Baylor 46


At Indianapolis National Semifinals Sunday Stanford vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Connecticut vs. Notre Dame, 8 p.m. National Championship April 5 Semifinal winners, TBA



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BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Optioned C Craig Tatum and LHP Zach Britton to Norfolk (IL). Assigned INF Brendan Harris to their minor league camp. Placed RHP Justin Duchscherer on the 15-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX—Traded RHP Daniel Turpen to Colorado for C Michael McKenry. Designated C Mark Wagner for assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Traded INF/OF Jayson Nix to Toronto for cash considerations. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Optioned RHP Vin Mazzaro to Omaha (PCL). Assigned RHP Louis Coleman, RHP Luis Mendoza, RHP Zach Miner, INF Irving Falu and INF Lance Zawadzki to their minor league camp. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Placed 1B Kendrys Morales, LHP Scott Downs, RHP Joel Pineiro, OF Reggie Willits, RHP Bobby Cassevah, and INF Freddy Sandoval on the 15-day disabled list. Optioned RHP Matt Palmer, RHP Trevor Bell, INF Andrew Romaine and RHP Francisco Rodriguez to Salt Lake (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned C Jesus Montero, INF Ramiro Pena and OF Justin Maxwell to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL) and C Austin Romine to Trenton (EL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Assigned LHP Cesar Jimenez outright to Tacoma (PCL). Selected the contracts of INF Adam Kennedy and RHP Chris Ray from Tacoma (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS—Returned LHP Cesar Cabral to Boston. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Selected the contract of OF Corey Patterson from Las Vegas (PCL). Assigned OF Eric Thames, 1B David Cooper, RHP Winston Abreu, RHP Chad Cordero, LHP Sean Henn, LHP Mike Hinckley, LHP Will Ledezma and LHP Rommie Lewis to their minor league camp.

At Philadelphia Regional Championship Tuesday Connecticut 75, Duke 40

GP W L OT Pts x-Philadelphia..76 46 20 10 102 x-Washington...77 44 22 11 99 x-Boston..........76 43 23 10 96 x-Pittsburgh.....77 45 24 8 98 Tampa Bay......76 41 24 11 93 Montreal...........77 41 29 7 89 N.Y. Rangers...76 41 30 5 87 Buffalo.............76 38 29 9 85 ————————— Carolina...........76 36 30 10 82 Toronto............77 35 32 10 80 Atlanta.............76 32 32 12 76 New Jersey.....75 34 36 5 73 N.Y. Islanders..76 29 35 12 70 Florida..............77 29 36 12 70 Ottawa.............77 29 38 10 68

time loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Tuesday’s Games Carolina 3, Washington 2, SO Columbus 3, Florida 2, SO Minnesota 3, St. Louis 2, SO Phoenix 2, Dallas 1, SO Toronto 4, Buffalo 3 Philadelphia 5, Pittsburgh 2 Boston 3, Chicago 0 Montreal 3, Atlanta 1 Tampa Bay 5, Ottawa 2 Vancouver 3, Nashville 1 Los Angeles 2, Edmonton 0 Today’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Buffalo, 6 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 6 p.m. St. Louis at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Anaheim at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Columbus at Washington, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Nashville at Colorado, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

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W L Pct GB y-Chicago......................53 20 .726 — y-Boston........................51 22 .699 2 x-Miami..........................51 23 .689 2 1/2 x-Orlando.......................47 27 .635 6 1/2 x-Atlanta........................42 32 .568 11 1/2 Philadelphia...................38 36 .514 15 1/2 New York.......................36 38 .486 17 1/2 Indiana...........................33 42 .440 21 ————————— Charlotte........................31 42 .425 22 Milwaukee......................29 44 .397 24 Detroit............................26 47 .356 27 New Jersey...................23 50 .315 30 Toronto..........................20 53 .274 33 Washington....................18 55 .247 35 Cleveland.......................15 58 .205 38


Sacramento at Denver, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

——— NIT


Tuesday’s Games Delta St. at Abilene Christian, ppd. Mississippi College 9, Millsaps 8 La.-Monroe at Jackson St., ppd. Belhaven 6, Union 5 Alabama A&M at Mississippi St., ppd., rain Today’s Games Delta St. at Abilene Christian, 2:05 p.m. William Carey at West Alabama, 4 p.m. Alabama A&M at Mississippi St., 5 p.m. Ole Miss at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Nicholls St., 6 p.m. Tougaloo at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled

W Kansas City................................. 20 Minnesota.................................... 19 Detroit.......................................... 20 Los Angeles................................ 18 Seattle......................................... 16 Toronto........................................ 16 Cleveland..................................... 15 Baltimore..................................... 15 Tampa Bay.................................. 14 New York..................................... 13 Texas........................................... 13 Boston......................................... 13 Oakland....................................... 12 Chicago....................................... 11

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Spring Training standings AMERICAN LEAGUE

Colorado...................................... 20 11 Milwaukee.................................... 19 11 Philadelphia................................. 21 13 Atlanta......................................... 17 12 Cincinnati..................................... 17 14 Florida.......................................... 15 14 Washington.................................. 15 14 New York..................................... 16 15 St. Louis...................................... 14 16 San Diego................................... 13 17 Chicago....................................... 14 19 Los Angeles................................ 13 21 Pittsburgh.................................... 11 21 Arizona........................................ 12 25 Houston....................................... 11 23 Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets 8, Washington 2 Toronto 7, Baltimore 4 Florida 4, St. Louis 2 N.Y. Yankees 2, Detroit 1 Boston 1, Tampa Bay 1, tie Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 3 Kansas City 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Milwaukee 8, San Diego 7 Arizona 15, Chicago Cubs 8 Seattle 7, Colorado 2 Atlanta 4, Minnesota 2, 10 innings Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 San Francisco 4, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels 5, L.A. Dodgers 1 Today’s Games Minnesota at Atlanta, 11:05 a.m. Florida vs. N.Y. Mets, 11:10 a.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Boston at Houston, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Begin regular season ­—————— Thursday’s Games American League Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 3:10 p.m. National League Atlanta at Washington, 12:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 3:15 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 7:05 p.m. Friday’s Games American League Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 2:05 p.m. Boston at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 9:07 p.m. National League Houston at Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

GF 243 207 229 220 228 203 218 225

GA 202 185 178 188 230 197 181 214

214 205 211 155 210 187 177

226 235 249 189 241 212 238

GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Vancouver....77 51 17 9 111 250 176 d-Detroit...........76 44 22 10 98 244 216 d-San Jose......76 44 23 9 97 224 199 Phoenix............78 42 25 11 95 221 213 Los Angeles....76 44 26 6 94 209 181 Nashville..........77 41 26 10 92 203 182 Anaheim..........76 43 28 5 91 219 221 Chicago...........76 41 27 8 90 242 209 ————————— Dallas...............75 38 26 11 87 209 212 Calgary............77 38 28 11 87 235 226 Minnesota........76 36 32 8 80 191 215 Columbus........76 34 31 11 79 203 232 St. Louis..........76 34 32 10 78 214 222 Colorado..........75 28 39 8 64 211 267 Edmonton........76 23 42 11 57 180 251 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for over-

Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-3 La. Pick 4: 1-3-0-8 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-9-2 La. Pick 4: 4-0-9-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-8 La. Pick 4: 7-0-9-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-8-4 La. Pick 4: 0-3-9-7 Easy 5: 5-7-14-17-33 La. Lotto: 12-21-22-23-39-40 Powerball: 5-15-26-28-32 Powerball: 9; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 7-1-9-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-3-0 La. Pick 4: 4-0-6-6 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-7 La. Pick 4: 5-4-7-7 Easy 5: 5-16-19-24-27 La. Lotto: 3-6-7-12-14-33 Powerball: 4-10-11-19-33 Powerball: 27; Power play: 4

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Vicksburg YMCA teeball registration Registration is open for the Vicksburg YMCA’s teeball program. The league is open to children ages 4-6 and games will be held at the Purks YMCA. Games start April 12 and registration is open until April 9. To register, visit the Purks YMCA, call 601-6381071, or visit

Alcorn football scrimmage at VHS Alcorn State will hold a spring football scrimmage at Vicksburg High’s Memorial Stadium on April 9, beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is

$5, and children under 3 are admitted free. On April 16, The SWAC Shootout — a basketball game featuring alumni teams from Alcorn, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and Tougaloo — will be held at the VHS gym. There will also be a Greek step show with the game. The events start at noon, and admission is $5 with children under 3 admitted free. For more information, call Doug Fitzgerald at 601-2189327.

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

River City Rescue golf tournament The River City Rescue Mission will host its 13th annual golf tournament on April 29 at Vicksburg Country Club. The tournament is a four-man scramble, with a 12:55 p.m. tee time. The entry fee is $100 per player and includes two mulligans, greens fee, golf cart, lunch, door prizes and an awards dinner. Registration is open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the day of the event, or by calling the VCC pro shop at 601-636-8692; Earnie Hall at 601-636-6602; or Gene Allen at 601-636-5234.

format is a two women scramble, flighted by combined team handicaps. Signup sheets are available at the Vicksburg Country Club.

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

Betty Aden golf tournament

ASA Umpire Assoc. softball tournament

The first Betty Aden Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for April 7 at Vicksburg Country Club at 9:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 p.m., with shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and an awards luncheon following at 2 p.m. The

The ASA Umpires Association is hosting a preseason, 12-team softball tournament on April 9 at the Veterans and City Park fields. Entry fee is $150. Deadline to register is April 6. For information, call James Judge at 601415-4500 or Pamela Jackson

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The MS Gators 13-year-olds’ tournament team placed second in the Umpires Challenge in Flowood on Feb. 19-20. They also placed third in the Red Stick Rumble NIT Tournament in Baton Rouge on March 5-6. First row, from left, are Weston Acey, Blake Watkins (Vicksburg), Jeremy Williams (Vicksburg), Tristan Murphy and Matthew Landfair. Second row, from left, are Carson Weaver, CJ Hughes, Skylar Price, Kyle Singleton, Chris Wilson and Austin Buford. Third row are coaches Mark Murphy, Roy Weaver, Tim Acey and George Landfair. at 601-415-0255. There will also be a mandatory field clinic tonight at 6 for all umpires who will be working the 2011 adult and

youth softball seasons at the Veterans and City Park softball fields. A certification test will be given at the clinic.


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fireworks, live music, a 5K run, inflatables, arts & crafts, bungee jumping and food highlight this event at Lawrence L. Bennett Harness Track. (478) 783-1717. KENTUCKY—Tater Day—Benton, April 1-4. A barbecue cookoff, carnival rides, a flea market and a parade on April 4 are featured during this 168th annual celebration of the sweet potato in the downtown area. (270) 527-6247.

✁ SOUTH CAROLINA—World Grits Festival— St. George, April 8-10. Enjoy a carnival, grits meals, a dunking booth, a corn toss, 5K and kids fun runs, a wheelbarrow race and merchandise vendors in the downtown area. (843) 563-7943. TENNESSEE—Antique Tractor & Equipment Show— Fayetteville, April 16. View antique and classic tractors, hit & miss engines, antique farm equipment, and antique cars, trucks and motorcycles at Lincoln County High School. (931) 703-2283.

LOUISIANA—French Quarter Festival—New Orleans, April 7-10. Delight in live music, including jazz, zydeco and gospel on 18 stages, plus enjoy a parade, dancing, a jazz brunch, a crawfish eating contest and the Battle of the Bands. (504) 522-5730.

VIRGINIA—Prelude to Invasion—Living History Event—Bedford, April 16-17. The past is revived with World War II-era encampments, displays of military gear and period vehicles, and presentations by historians at the National D-Day Memorial. (540) 587-3619.

MISSISSIPPI—Music Club Tour of Homes— Crystal Springs, April 9. Take a tour of three historical homes and enjoy light refreshments during this benefit for the Mississippi School of the Arts. (601) 892-5352.

WEST VIRGINIA—West Virginia Chocolate Festival—Ripley, April 16. Savor a variety of chocolate samples, including candy and ice cream, and enjoy a parade and contests, at McCoy’s Conference Center. (304) 531-1133.

Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour— New Bern, April 8-9. Tour 13 homes in the historic downtown district, area churches and gardens, including the Tryon Palace gardens. (252) 638-8558.


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Up and down the beach, sun- and surf-loving sculptors shovel and stomp wet sand into easier-to-carve blocks using forms rigged from roofing paper and C-clamps. After they pack and stack the blocks, they scoop, carve and coax the heaps into a gallery of whimsical and wondrous sculptures. The competition is among four qualifying contests in the United States for artists hoping to advance to the World Championship of Sand Sculpting, scheduled Nov. 17-27 in Fort Myers Beach, Fla. (pop. 6,561). “It’s not just sandcastles anymore,” says Mark Chapman, 53, a mechanical engineer and photographer from Portland, Ore., who plops handfuls of wet sand above the giant expressive eyes of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea, before carving a set of bushy eyebrows. “I got into this because I really wanted to make faces and figures,” says Chapman, who has sculpted about 225 mythological characters, mermaids and sea monsters in sand since 1998. Wearing an insulated, vented hardhat to protect his head from the searing sun, he works from a rough sketch, reaching into his toolbox now and then for the perfect sand shaper: a fork, paint scraper, steak knife, trowel or metal loop. Occasionally, he sprays the sand with water so it can be sculpted and holds its shape. A few yards away, Mark Landrum creates a whimsical scene, titled “Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Go to Brazil,” with the portly spuds wading in a stream of vegetarian piranhas. “I (Continued on page 8)

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(Continued from page 7) carved wood when I was younger, and I was just fascinated by it,” says Landrum, 54, of Port Aransas, Texas (pop. 3,370). During a difficult period after his divorce, the former accountant took a sandcastle-building lesson from Wierenga in 1999 and he had so much fun that he never stopped playing in sand. Four years ago, he opened his own business creating sand sculptures for businesses and corporate events, parties and weddings. “I like how it’s not permanent,” Landrum says about sand art. “It’s there for people to enjoy. You just leave it on the beach and walk away.”

Friendly competition About 70,000 people enjoy watching and photographing the masters of sand during the four-day competition each October. Spectators vote for the People’s Choice Award, whereas the master sculptors judge their peers to select the top six winning entries. A $1,000 prize is awarded for first place. Ron Duvin, 75, of Williamsburg, Va. (pop. 11,998), who visited South Padre Island for his high school class reunion, marveled at the talent of sculptor Meredith Corson, 53, of Treasure Island, Fla. (pop. 7,450). “It’s amazing she can do that much detail with sand,” he says. Corson carves a maiden’s gown, which appears to be woven from ribbons. The former fingernail artist, who is married to sand sculptor Dan Doubleday, digs into her backyard sandbox when she needs to relax. “It’s my getaway, my release,” she says about creating art in the sand. Building massive sand sculptures for competitions, however, is hard work. “We come in as the laborers with wheelbarrows and hauling clay,” Corson says. “But we leave as the rock stars.” The artists work steadily from 8 a.m., when the competition’s co-director Walter McDonald blows a conch shell to signal the start, until 5 p.m. Though only the first-place winner earns the coveted invitation to the world championship, the competition is friendly. “We’re like one family—one dysfunctional family,” jokes McDonald, 70, who is nicknamed “Amazin’ Walter” and has (Continued on page 10)

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Temporary art After finishing touches are made, the sand sculptures are judged before being scattered by the wind and the rain. “We’re looking for the ‘wow’ factor, something that grabs you in any way,” says judge and master sculptor Suzanne Altamare, 57, of Daytona Beach, Fla. (pop. 64,112), who helps organize and judge the world championship. Her PAGE 10 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M

late husband, Marc, was one of the first people to make a living as a sand sculptor in the 1960s. Accurate proportions and consistent detailing throughout the piece are other features that the judges notice, Altamare says. Last year, the only American to win a solo competition at the world level was Dan Belcher, 42, a landscape architect from St. Louis, who placed fourth. “I like figurative and whimsical pieces,” says Belcher, as he smoothes a giant pair of scissors in his witty “Rock Paper Scissors” monument. “It’s freeing because you don’t have to create something that has to last. There’s nobody telling you it’s right or wrong.” Sculptor Kirk Rademaker, 59, a cabinetmaker and draftsman from Oakland, Calif., competed on a fourperson team that placed second at last year’s world championship. “It’s been life-changing,” he says about discovering sand sculpting in 1996. “It’s part building, part art, part engineering. It’s everything I like to do.” ★

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