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TODAY IN hISTOrY 1880: Wabash, Ind., becomes the first town in the world to be illuminated by electrical lighting. 1889: French engineer Gustave Eiffel unfurls the French tricolor from atop the Eiffel Tower, officially marking its completion. 1968: At the conclusion of a nationally broadcast address on Vietnam, President Lyndon B. Johnson stuns his audience by declaring, “I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.” 1976: The New Jersey Supreme Court rules that Karen Ann Quinlan, who was in a persistent vegetative state, could be disconnected from her respirator. (Quinlan, who remained unconscious, died in 1985.) 1995: Mexican-American singer Selena QuintanillaPerez, 23, is shot to death in Corpus Christi, Texas, by the founder of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Price stepping down as school superintendent Deputy Walls, two principals also leaving By Pamela Hitchins After seven years at the helm of Vicksburg Warren School District, Superintendent Dr. James Price will retire June 30, he said Tuesday. “I’ve enjoyed the challenge,” Price said. “There were challenges when I came, challenges while I was here and there will be challenges when I’m gone.” Price, 58, informed the 9,000-student district’s principals at an administrators meeting Tuesday, then phoned school board members. “It’s time for someone else to assume a leadership role,” he said. With Deputy Superintendent Dr. John Walls also retiring at the end of the school year, the district will lose its top two administrators. In addition, princi-

Jack Grogan

merediTh spencer•The Vicksburg PosT

Vicksburg Warren School District Superintendent Dr. James Price sits in his office. pals Jack Grogan at Beechwood Elementary School and Charles “Bubba” Hanks at Redwood Elementary will

retire June 30. “We’re sorry to see Dr. Price leave,” said Tommy Shelton, vice president of the

five-member trustee board elected from the county’s five supervisor districts. “He’s done a great job and served

Charles Hanks

the district well for a number of years. He’s a great financial manager, which we will miss in these tough Dr. John economic Walls times.” Zelmarine Murphy, elected president of the trustees this month, was not available. Trustees are scheduled to meet April 29, but a special meeting might be called sooner to begin the process of finding a new superintendent. Price began his career in the district as a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher in 1991 after serving as principal See Price, Page A6.

Laid-off workers finding help at job center State’s tax Unemployment still 12.4 percent in Warren County By Danny Barrett Jr. Persistence paid off for James Lee, one of several regular visitors to the Vicksburg WIN Job Center in the past few months as the percentage of those unemployed in Warren County and statewide remained in double digits. Though Lee was hired for an apartment maintenance job, his resume is still on file at the Monroe Street office in case he needs the office’s resources again amid continued hardship for the local

merediTh spencer•The Vicksburg PosT

James Lee, seated, gets help from Linda Caldwell, senior aid clerk, as he updates his resume at the Vicksburg WIN Job Center Tuesday. job market. “You never know what can happen,” Lee said while using one of the nearly three dozen computers available

to job-seekers to maintain resumes and search for employment online through the state agency office at 1625 Monroe St.

JACKSON — Mississippi is on track to exceed its projected monthly tax collections for the first time in more than a year and a half. State Tax Commission spokeswoman Kathy Waterbury says that as of Tuesday, collections were about onequarter of 1 percent — or $1.2 million — ahead of where experts predicted they’d be in March. Waterbury said corporate and gaming tax revenues were up significantly,

See Jobs, Page A9.

See Taxes, Page A9.

Legal order stops work on collapsed buildings By Tish Butts Tension over a wall that a downtown building shared with structures that collapsed in 2006 have resulted in a restraining order and, Tuesday, the sight of the son of a property owner wearing a holstered weapon. Vicksburg officials said the dispute doesn’t involve any public property and they intend to remain out of the picture. Warren County Judge Johnny Price granted the court order to Lisa Ashcraft, who, with her husband, Randy, owns the two-story former First Federal Savings and Loan building at 1221 Washington St. On adjacent property,

merediTh spencer•The Vicksburg PosT

Lisa Ashcraft talks about her building on Washington Street Tuesday. workers for Antique Wood and Brick Company of Mississippi, owned by Bill

Greenwood, have been removing brick and other materials left when 140-year-

collections see increase

Johnny Walker said he is hoping that the same persistence can land him the kind of money he was making in the hospitality industry. Laid off for nearly four months, Walker said he hopes to at least pull down double-digit hourly wages, even if it means working in Jackson or farther from his home here. “I’m looking for something in the same pay range as before — but at the same time, I can’t be selfish,” he said. Tuesday, statistics released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security showed unemployment remained steady but high locally and across the state

old structures at 707-713 Clay St. imploded during renovations on Jan. 25, 2006. The Ashcraft building is west of the collapsed structures. The collapse broke a hole in an upper-story wall of a building to the east. That hole was bricked up within weeks. Workers were not on site this morning or midafternoon on Tuesday after Lisa Ashcraft told Price the work resulted in a hole in the shared wall, damaging her property. Removing the brick and other materials from the wall “appears to threaten the structural integrity” and could result in “irreparable injury, damage or loss” to the AshSee Buildings, Page A9.

By The Associated Press

Entergy wins OK to up rates By Maria Burnham The Associated Press JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi has received approval to raise rates, but most customers shouldn’t see a noticeable change in their bills. The company received approval for the rate increase from the Mississippi Public Service Commission earlier this month. At the same time, it received approval to remove a winter-summer differential — a holdover from the Carter Administration, which automatically increased rates at the start of summer to discourage energy consumption. “They just about cancel See Rates, Page A9.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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Nine-year-old Savannah Cupit, daughter of Clell and Kristen Allred, points out a piece of art during the fifth annual Bowmar Elementary fundraiser art show Tuesday. The show featured 495 pieces of art that students in

kindergarten through the sixth grade made and were on sale for their parents to buy to help raise money for the art program at Bowmar.

City, federal studies under way for permanent fix for shifting soil By Tish Butts Vicksburg and federal engineers both plan to spend the next week working separately on ideas of how to shore up soil around the main pipe providing water to city customers. No blame has been placed, specifically, for shifting five days ago just off Washington Street and near where contractors were excavating a foundation for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Interpretive Center at City Front. When movement of the 36-inch pipe was noted Friday, city and Corps officials directed a temporary fix by packing sand beneath the slide area with bulldozers. The pipe held and has not moved since. Work in the area has been stopped and traffic has been blocked to reduce vibrations. Corps spokesman Kavanaugh Breazeale said federal personnel will be performing studies and Kenya Burks, chief of staff to Mayor Paul Winfield, said city officials, too, were developing plans. “Right now, they’re looking at potential alternatives and pricing out possible solutions,” Burks said. “They haven’t pre-

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A Detroit man wanted on 17 felony charges in Michigan, including five counts of assault with intent to commit murder, was in the Warren County Jail this morning without bond, awaiting an extradition hearing, after Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted the U.S. Marshals Service with his arrest in Vicksburg this morning. Darnell Eugene Hodges, 36, 9203 Pierson St., was arrested at 6:15 a.m. at a home in the 2400 block of Lake Street, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “The U.S. Marshals Service had information that the suspect was in Vicksburg at this specific address, and we arrested him without incident,” said Pace, who added the Lake Street home was occupied by a Hodges acquaintance. Pace said Hodges likely will have an extradition hearing today and will spend a week or two in the Warren County Jail before being taken back to Michigan on the 17 charges he faces in Wayne County, Michigan — which encompasses Detroit. The charges stem from several incidents, said Pace, one as recent as Feb. 26. Hodges has three previous felony drug convictions, the sheriff said.

from staff reports

3 fires reported in city, county Three fires were reported in the city and county Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. Around 4 p.m., workers at Thomas Furniture, 2009 Drummond St., reported a small fire had started in the attic while they were using a blow torch, Battalion Chief Marion Cole of the Vicksburg Fire Department said. The fire was contained, he said. At a mobile home park on Mississippi 3 in the county, Warren County Volunteer Fire Department coordinator Kelly Worthy said a fire had started in a tool shed behind a home, which then spread to a motorcycle and 4-wheeler. Worthy said the fire, reported just after 5 p.m., was contained in “20 minutes.” The cause was not known. At 6 p.m., a fire was reported at Toddler Land Educational Center, 1207 Grove St., by owner John Daniels when he was notified by a neighbor that there was smoke coming from the building, Lt. James Goodwin of the Vicksburg Fire Department said. The cause of the fire, he said, was a printer that “had shorted out.” No one was inside the building at the time.

Interstate 20 bridge work nears end file•The Vicksburg Post

Crews work over the weekend to shore up the soil near the shifted pipe beneath Washington Street. sented them to the Board of Mayor and Alderman.” Burks said city officials met with the Mississippi Development Authority representatives Tuesday to visit the Washington Street bridge at Clark Street, where a rail tunnel is to be constructed, also due to sloughing, and then included a viewing of the site of the land shift several miles north on the same street. “We wanted to be proactive and let them see what had occurred also,” Burks said. The city and county have

declared a state of emergency to secure funding and aid in the event a break were to occur in the pipe, which would interrupt service to all city customers, including some of rural water districts. The 36-inch line brings water into the city network from the municipal water purification plant, which is at the E.W. Haining Industrial Center near the city’s well field. In 2006, a break in the line near the wells left residents without water for about a day and cost the city $60,000 in repairs.

The final weeks of work on the Interstate 20 bridge across the Mississippi River have begun, with expectation that months of limiting traffic to single lanes will end about April 23. The work to reinforce support piers, a $13.8 million stabilization project, has been under way for more than a year. Eastbound and westbound lanes have been made more flexible by new connector plates, a process that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said contributed to traffic snarls on the Mississippi side of the bridge last fall as crews inserted the newer, thicker plates. Most of the time, the narrowing of the road has

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day; egg hunt, 4 p.m.; 260 Mississippi 27; the Rev. Joe Harris, pastor; public welcome. Mount Pilgrim M.B. — Play practice, 4:30 p.m. Saturday; Mary D. Gaines, 601-638-6051, or Alma Hamberlin, 601-6384357. New Rock of Ages M.B. — Youth Department Easter program, 5 p.m. Saturday; 2944 Valley St.

St. Paul M.B. — The Last Seven Sayings of Our Savior from the Cross, 6 tonight; various ministers; Dr. Michael Reed, pastor; 1413 Elm St. Triumphant Baptist — Revival crusade, 7 tonight-Thursday; 124 Pittman Road; Pastor Dexter Jones, 601-218-1318. Greater Grove Street M.B. — Spring revival, 7:30 tonightFriday; the Rev. Randy Leflore, speaker; Dr. Casey D. Fisher, pastor; Easter Cantata at 7 Saturday night; 2715 Alcorn Drive. Pleasant Valley — Choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Friday; 2585 N. Washington St. Mount Pisgah Baptist — Car wash, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; LD’s Kitchen in Marcus Bottom. Bowmar Baptist — Egg hunt, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday; ages birth-kindergarten. Soul Saving M.B. — Seafood cookout, 11 a.m-3 p.m. Saturday; $6 plate; Carolyn Smith, 601-529-9864; proceeds benefit One Father’s Children Project. Pleasant Valley M.B. — Leadership training, 10 a.m. Satur-

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. — Delta Heritage Celebration Day, Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter; 6 tonight, The Jacqueline House, 1325 Main St.; Nellie Foster Beard, 601636-4195, or Deborah Cooper, 601-415-7366. WCHS Class of 1980 — Reunion planning meeting, 6:30 tonight; Toney’s Restaurant, 1903 Mission 66; interested classmates should attend. Sherman Avenue PTA — Planning meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday; school cafeteria. Former Kuhn Employees — Reunion planning meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St.; Eva Farrish Ford, 601-638-3086; Emma Wilson, 601-529-6001; or J.L. Mitchell, 601-636-0136. Army/Navy — Steak dinner, 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1968 — 6 p.m. Friday; reunion meeting, raffle money due; Cecilia Cole home, 1732 East Ave.

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

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Democratic Executive Committee — 6-8 p.m. Friday; all Democrats invited; John Shorter, chairman; Jackson Street Community Center. Fort Hill Reunion — Meeting, noon Saturday; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St.; Ruby Thomas, 601852-2430, or Willie M. Johnson, 601-638-5440. Ashmead Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution — 10 a.m. Saturday; Main Street Market, Cherry and Main streets; “Katrina: Mississippi Women Remembered” by Melody Golding; prospective members welcome. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1970 — 70s Dance, 9 p.m. Saturday; American Legion, The Hut; DJ, J.L. “Horseman” Mitchell; $5 in advance, $6 at the door.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Sisters By Choice Cancer Support Group — 6 p.m. Thursday, Dr. Kathleen Hardin, River Region radiologist, speaker; Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road. Brain Injury Support Group — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday; River Region West conference room; 601-981-0127 or 601-

415-4520. Celebrate Recovery Support Group — Christ-centered, 12-step program groups for those suffering from hurts, hang-ups and habits; 6 p.m. Fridays at Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St.; 601-6305070. Jackson Audubon Society — 8-10 a.m. Saturday; monthly bird walk; LeFleur’s Bluff State Park, Jackson; 601-9567444. H&R Block Blood Drive — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; donors receive a T-shirt; 2196 Iowa Blvd. Easter Egg Hunt — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; ages infant-10 years; Knights of Columbus Home. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Wright Road Band; donations appreciated. Narcotics Anonymous 100% Recovery — 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 1220 Clay St.; Nate G., 731-460-9546. Warren County DHS — Office closed Friday; will reopen Monday. YMCA Community Sunrise Service — 7 a.m. Sunday; Fort Nogales; parking and shuttle.

BENEFITS Rally Round the River Bike Ride — Saturday, Mound Baptist Church; 9:30 a.m., register; 10 a.m., ride; lunch provided; $30 donation includes bike and rider; Jeff or Lisa Reddick, 318-282-7360 or 318282-7350.

not interrupted traffic flow across the river, but at times jams have backed up cars and trucks for up to six miles. Change orders to the contract held by Lafayette, La.based C.E.C. have extended the overall cost by about $50,000 and the completion date by six weeks. Independent studies have concluded deep underground movement has caused major movement of the piers, particularly closest to the Mississippi side. Separate analyses of the old U.S. 80 bridge to the immediate north have also confirmed pier movement in supports nearest the river’s east bank, prompting concrete and bearings to be replaced three times in the past dozen years. LDOTD maintains the bridge, opened in 1973. Warren County owns and maintains the U.S. 80 bridge largely through tolls paid by Kansas City Southern Railway.

dui convictions from court reports

10 found guilty Ten convictions of driving under the influence were reported in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. Found guilty of DUI first offense in Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Austin Lanky Anderson, 41, 3657 Wisconsin Ave., was fined $694. • William Chad Cobb, 35, 5075 Bovina Cutoff Road, was fined $694. • Terris Torrell Stevenson, 37, 610 Speed St., was fined $674. • Stuart Dewayne Thomas, 36, 4304 So. Glen Drive, was fined $674. • Joseph Anthony White, 26, 45 Falk Steel Road, was fined $694. Found guilty of DUI second offense in Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Alice Nicole Layton, 24, 1282 Buck Reed Road, Edwards, was fined $674. • Bobby Maurice Williams, 38, 1840 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., was fined $998.34. Found guilty of DUI first offense in Warren County Justice Court: • Charles J. Funchess, 77, 7691 Chapel Hill Road, Utica, was fined $674.50. • Leonard W. Miller, 45, 2731 Beverly Blvd., Apt. 217, Los Angeles, was fined $674.50. • Marvin K. Steadman, 324 Galey Road, was fined $674.50.

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Bogue Chitto alcohol ban is illegal, lawyer tells state high court By Jack Elliott Jr. The Associated Press JACKSON — A ban on alcohol along popular canoeing and rafting rivers in south Mississippi’s Pike County is illegal, the attorney for two outfitting business told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday. Alfred L. Felder of McComb, representing Ronnie Perry of Gator’s Tubing and Wendy Ryals of Dogwood Tube Rental, argued to the Supreme Court that supervisors improperly

mixed two state statutes, one concerning drinks with more than 5 percent alcohol and one concerning drinks with less than 5 percent. “Supervisors have taken it upon themselves in an ordinance to ban both alcohol and beer. There simply is no authority for that,” Felder said. The attorney for Pike County disagreed, and said “rowdy drunks” from Louisiana and other places have been a horrible problem on the rivers. Pike

County in 2008 banned the sale and possession of alcohol on heavily used stretches of the Bogue Chitto River and Topisaw Creek. The county has cited attorney general opinions giving supervisors wide latitude in restricting sale of beer and prohibiting consumption on public property. It also claimed hundreds of alcohol arrests have been made and there have been numerous injuries and several deaths. “We’ve had hordes and

hordes of people from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Bogalusa and other places who get on Interstate 55 ... and 10 miles east of McComb find the Bogue Chitto River,” county attorney Wayne Dowdy told the court. Dowdy said there have been complaints of public drunkenness, fighting, nudity and underage drinking among floating enthusiasts along the popular waterways. “We have had a huge number of arrests. We’ve had landown-

ers asking people to leave their sand bars and being assaulted by groups of rowdy drunks,” Dowdy said. Over the years, he said the county has gone to taxpayer expense to keep the peace by bringing in more deputies and wildlife officers. Dowdy said state law clearly allows counties to pass ordinances that protect the public health and safety, and that includes ban on beer and alcohol. Felder said the ban impacts

thousands of dollars that are spent by tourists along the river during holiday periods and other times over a 12-13 week peak season. “If the citizens of Pike County don’t want alcohol out there then let them vote it out,” Felder said. The ordinance applies to the Bogue Chitto River from Holmesville to the Bogue Chitto Water Park, and Topisaw Creek from Leatherwood Road to the Bogue Chitto River.

Baton Rouge suburb evacuated after warehouse fire Lesbian, girlfriend get OK DENHAM SPRINGS, La. — Firefighters in a Baton Rouge suburb say the blaze that destroyed a chemical warehouse is under control, but the neighborhood remains evacuated. Joe Czrowski is chairman of the board of Fire Protection District 5 in Livingston Parish. He said crews in full hazmat gear would be going in today to check on what chemicals remain at the Coco Resources Warehouse, what burned, and to look for hot spots. Authorities said the blaze rocketed 55-gallon drums into the sky, forced the evacuation of about 200 people and pulled in about 100 firefighters. Czrowski said the fire was under control by about 9 p.m. Tuesday. He said homes within a mile of the warehouse were evacuated. The warehouse was in Denham Springs, about 10 miles from Baton Rouge.

Sentencing delayed for man in illegals case HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Sentencing has been postponed for a man who hired hundreds of illegal immigrants for one of Mississippi’s most successful private companies — the site of the nation’s biggest workplace raid. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents

for private Mississippi prom JACKSON (AP) — A lesbian student who sued a Mississippi school over its policy banning same-sex prom dates can bring her girlfriend to a privately sponsored dance, an attorney said. Itawamba County school board attorney Michele Floyd said Tuesday that 18-yearold Constance McMillen can escort her girlfriend to the dance Friday at the Fulton Country Club. The private prom replaces one the school district canceled rather than let McMil-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS detained about 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries’ electrical transformer plant in Laurel in August 2008. Former human resources manager Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy. His sentencing had been scheduled for today in Hattiesburg. But the federal court clerk’s office said it has been postponed, without a new date. Several illegal workers were convicted of iden-

tity theft. Hundreds were deported. Gonzalez — the only company official charged — admitted hiring workers regardless of their lawful status.

Jackson woman to pay school for line jump RIDGELAND, Miss. —A Jackson woman who lied about her residency to keep her children in Ridgeland schools will be paying the school district restitution for the time her child was illegally enrolled at Ridgeland High.


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len wear a tuxedo and bring her girlfriend, who is also a student at Itawamba Agricultural High School. A federal Constance judge ruled McMillen last week that the district’s actions violated McMillen’s constitutional rights, but he didn’t reinstate the school prom. He said he would hold a trial on the matter later.

Pearl parents arrested on child neglect charges PEARL (AP) — Two young children have been removed from a feces-filled home with nearly a dozen cats and one dog, Pearl police said. Police Chief Ben Schuler said that the parents, Christopher and Carrie Poe, were arrested

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Charlie Mitchell, executive editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 132 | Letters to the editor: or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box, 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Thursday is prime time for practical jokes.

OLD POSt FILeS 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 H.H. Biedenharn states that his place on Indiana Bayou is ready for the flood if it comes. Many skiffs have been constructed. • The steamer Osceola is at the wharf awaiting orders.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Dan Johnson, driver of the hospital ambulance, is laid up with the measles. • Dr. J.H. Purnell decides to go to Cuba on a pleasure jaunt.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 George King has an artillery shell, which he took from Veranda Hotel while demolishing the building. • James L. Cash departs for Durant, Miss.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 The woman’s suffrage amendment is beaten in the Mississippi House, 92 to 23.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Dr. A. Street is chosen president of Vicksburg Country Club. • A meeting of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is held at the home of Mrs. I.C. Hardenstein.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Clem O. Reed is elected president of the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club. • Mrs. Jesse F. Jones is a flu victim.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Loren Miller of radio station WQBC is named to the executive committee of the state association of broadcasters. • Chamber of Commerce officials urge all citizens to cooperate in the 17th decimal census under way here.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Randall Elwood Cashman dies. • Lt. William Porter is at home on leave from Greenland visiting his wife and parents. • Mrs. William A. Miller dies. • Cary Grant stars in “Operation Petticoat” at the Rivoli Drive-in Theatre.



40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Doris Day stars in “With Six You Get Eggroll” at Showtown USA. • Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Miller Jr. of Tallulah announce the birth of a son, Cary Boyce, on March 13. • Mr. and Mrs. William Thigpen are visiting in Memphis.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

Earlier entitlements had bipartisan backing In the days since passage of health care reform legislation packages that have been signed (and amended via executive order) by President Barack Obama, many have pointed out that previous new entitlement programs were initially controversial and are now accepted as normal functions of the federal government. Specifically mentioned are Social Security and Medicare. Here’s the history: The legislation that instituted the Social Security system in 1935 passed the House by a vote of 372-33 (2 voting present and 33 not voting), with Republicans favoring it 81-15. The Senate approved its version by a 77-6 vote (12 not voting), with Republicans voting 16-5 in favor. After a conference committee reconciled the two versions final passage came by voice vote in both houses. Medicare was approved in 1965

by a 313-115 vote in the House, Republicans favoring it (70-68) and a 68-21 vote (with Republicans opposing it, 17-13) in the Senate. See the difference? While both previous major new entitlements were, in fact, highly controversial, both were also bipartisan. As Obama’s administration proceeded with a full-court press to pass health insurance legislation that polls show most Americans still oppose or have serious reservations about, it was strictly an us vs. them proposition. Obama used tried and true populist tactics, vilifying and demonizing health insurance companies as bloodsucking parasites from whom citizens needed government protection. And then he signed a bill that will require all Americans to buy their products. Passing a large-scale reorganization of one-sixth of the economy with a narrow partisan

majority is unprecedented. The Federalist Papers, the essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, which appeared in newspapers to persuade Americans to approve the U.S. Constitution, are full of warnings against legislating with transient majorities. The very structure of the national government, with three co-equal branches and with two separate legislative bodies, chosen in different ways, is calculated to make the conversion of transient majorities into law purposely difficult. The fact that these laws were passed as a product of the Democratic Party exclusively does not augur well for their future. Social Security and Medicare, both supported by forced levies on citizens, were controversial — but at least they were enacted via bipartisan consensus.

Terri Lee Wright and Harold Keith Alexander announce their engagement. • Meredith Yelverton, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Yelverton, is pictured on the front page of the Vicksburg Evening Post in her wagon full of Easter goodies.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 St. Aloysius eighth-grader Carmen Curtis shows her winning design for the Play A Day in May Away festival T-shirts. •David Lenton Strong and Robert Smith show off a trophy bass.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Herbert F. Franklin, Lake Washington-area farmer, dies. •St. Aloysius students present “Flapper,” a musical comedy set in the 1920s. • Tac and Renee Rhoads Caruthers announce the birth of a son, Thomas Rhoads, born March 21.

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Billions more for Pell grants an intelligent strategy WASHINGTON — The United States used to be among the world’s leaders in educating its citizenry. After World War II, Americans completed college at higher rates than most other countries as returning soldiers used the GI bill to pay tuition. My father was among the veterans who completed college with Uncle Sam’s assistance, a beneficiary of a farsighted federal government that understood boosting college attainment was good for the country. That cohort of college boys helped to lead a prolonged period of national prosperity. They fostered educational achievement in their children, who often completed college, as well. College assistance was also a signal accomplishment of the Eisenhower administration, which spent millions on education after the Soviets launched Sputnik. Among other things, Eisenhower created a loan program to help students pay college costs. But somewhere along the way, the nation lost its focus on pushing educational achievement. We became complacent while developing nations rightly decided that college attainment would help them achieve eco-



Pell grants, started in 1973, have long been popular and well-used — a significant source of funds for students without the means to pay for college.

nomic growth. Just 39 percent of American adults have an associate’s degree or higher, compared with 55 percent for Canada and 54 percent for Japan. The United States now ranks 6th in the percentage of adults ages 18 to 24 who are enrolled in college — behind, among others, Hungary and Poland. Even worse, the United States ranks 15th in college completion rates — a figure that President Obama cites often and has vowed to improve. In a speech last year, Obama called the nation’s failure to boost academic achievement a “prescription for economic decline. ... That is why we will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a

new goal: By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” Congress has just made a down payment on that promise. Amendments attached to health care legislation — and largely overshadowed by the spectacle accompanying that debate — include a student loan overhaul that will add billions in funding for Pell grants, which help pay college costs for about 6 million students. Pell grants, started in 1973, have long been popular and well-used — a significant source of funds for students without the means to pay for college. During the 1970s and ’80s, the grants, which don’t have to be repaid, helped many students become the first in their families to obtain four-

year college degrees. But as college costs soared over the last two decades, Pell grants didn’t keep pace. The grants once covered about two-thirds of the costs of a public university; now, they cover only about a third. Higher-education experts have long pointed to steep costs as one of the reasons that so few students manage to finish college in four or five years. Even community college costs have risen, forcing some students to drop out before they can complete a twoyear degree. With state legislatures nationwide threatening budget cuts that could lead to steep tuition increases at public colleges and universities, those increased Pell grants could help some students stay in school. “It’s a transformational opportunity,” said U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The upgraded Pell grants not only help prepare a future work force, but the measure also ameliorates the growing income inequality that threatens to make the United States a deeply class-stratified society. By assisting working-class students with college tuition costs, the Pell grants give them the boost that afflu-

ent kids get from their well-heeled parents. Predictably, the student loan overhaul had its critics. The private-lending lobby inundated Capitol Hill with its representatives. Several Republicans and a few Democrats claimed a “government takeover.” It’s nothing of the sort. In 1965, the federal government wanted to make more student loans available, so it created incentives for private lenders — giving them subsidies and assuming the risks for repayment. But private lenders abused the process, charging high fees and paying off colleges to steer students their way. By 1992, when former President Bill Clinton started streamlining the loan program, the federal government was spending $6 billion a year for $15 billion in loans. The new legislation completely eliminates the middleman, now freeing up $9 billion in annual subsidies for better uses. That’s change we can believe in. •

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

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Report: Money for good habits doesn’t change lives of poor NEW YORK (AP) — An experimental anti-poverty program that pays the poor for maintaining good habits — $25 to $150 for things such as going to the dentist, staying on the job or opening a bank account — has not been life-changing. The cash incentives funded with private donations have helped some New Yorkers make better choices, but it has not encouraged young people to do better in school or adults to keep a job. And Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the incentives are not the answer to eradicating poverty. The program, which will end as scheduled in August, “doesn’t work in every case,” Bloomberg said. “You always hope that you’ve come across a magic silver bullet and you never do. You make progress incrementally, particularly when you’re trying to focus on some of society’s biggest problems.” The first analysis of New York’s effort was released Tuesday by a nonprofit social policy research group called MDRC that also helped design the program. Researchers are also tracking a control group of another 2,400 families that

Body parts found at Kan. medical waste firm KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Three individuals have been identified so far among six heads and numerous other human body parts found in a truck at a Kansas medical waste facility, including at least one man who was to have been cremated, a coroner said Tuesday. Sealed plastic bags containing the parts were found last week in 12 large red plastic tubs inside a delivery truck at a Stericycle Inc. facility in Kansas City, Kan., that disposes of medical waste. Stericycle disposes of waste such as operating room debris or syringes but doesn’t incinerate major body parts, Wyandotte County coroner Alan C. Hancock said. Each tub had a shipping label from The Learning Center, which is affiliated with Bio Care, an Albuquerque, New Mexico company that distributes bodies for medical research. A man who answered the phone Tuesday at Bio Care and identified himself only as Paul said his company wasn’t involved. Paul Montano is listed as the owner of Bio Care, also known as Bio Care Southwest. “Everybody uses Stericycle in the medical field,” he said. “I guess what happened, they linked it coming out of this area. But it could have come from Texas, El Paso. It could have come from anywhere.” A Stericycle spokesman said the Lake Forest, Ill.-based company wasn’t commenting. Hancock has been working to identify the body parts. “They’re not supposed to be sending bodies here,” he said. “They’re supposed to be cremating them, putting them in urns and giving them to the family.” Police in Kansas City and Albuquerque referred all calls to Hancock, who said Stericycle employees first became concerned a few weeks ago when they found a head in their incineration facility. Hancock said he has identified two men and one woman so far. He wouldn’t release their names.

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New York City’s program began in 2007 and has bestowed total of $14 million on 2,400 participating families. The average award per family was $3,000.

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New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, left, looks at Marilexis Guillen, as she talks about the Opportunity NYCFamily Rewards Program in New York Tuesday. do not receive payments. New York City’s program began in 2007 and has bestowed total of $14 million on 2,400 participating families. The average award per family was $3,000. The payments, also known as conditional cash transfers, were modeled after successful similar programs in other countries, including Mexico and Brazil. The theory is that the cash rewards reduce immediate hardship for poor people while reinforcing small but significant actions they

can take to improve their long-term stability. Before the city took up the idea, it had never been attempted in the United States. Participants were offered 22 different incentives to earn money, ranging in value from $20 to $600. Ninety-eight percent of all families earned at least one reward, but just 65 percent achieved payments in every period they were available. When compared with the control group, 10 percent

more families in the reward group had two dental visits per year, 1 percent more had health insurance, 20 percent more had bank accounts and 3 percent fewer used costly services like check cashing. But fewer people in the reward group held jobs in the first year, and cash rewards had no effect on school performance or attendance for young children. The rewards also had no effect on test scores or attendance for low-performing high school students, and made only modest differences for higher-achieving students. A n t o n i a Ca mp b e l l , a 51-year-old mother of three who works as an administrative assistant, estimated she has earned between $5,000 and $6,000 in rewards, and said she believed cash incentive programs could inspire many others in tough financial situations. “We still have so many people out there who have no incentive whatsoever, and maybe this would push them

to do more for their kids, if not for themselves,” Campbell said. “And in the midst of getting the money, they find out these are things they want to do.” Campbell earned some of her payments by taking her family to the doctor regularly and making sure her children did well in school. She said it was difficult to earn the payments for attending parent-teacher conferences because she has two teenagers and a 7-year-old, so she had to split her time. All participating families have household incomes at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level. In 2007, when they began receiving payments, that equaled $22,301 for a family of three. More than 80 percent of those enrolled are singleparent families, 47 percent are Hispanic and 51 percent are black. About half of the parents have not completed high school or earned a GED certificate. The biggest winners were

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PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon judge on Tuesday more than doubled the punitive damages the Boy Scouts of America could face if the organization loses a lawsuit filed by a man who was molested by a Scout leader in the early 1980s. Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge John Wittmayer agreed Tuesday to the plaintiff’s request to increase possible punitive damages to $25 million from $10 million, and the total damages sought in the lawsuit to $29 million. The ruling came in the third week of the trial, which is expected to last another 10 days. The defense began presenting its case Tuesday.

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4 killed when gunman sprays crowd WASHINGTON (AP) — A gunman sprayed bullets from a moving vehicle into a crowd in southeastern Washington, killing four and wounding at least five others, before leading police on a chase into a neighboring county. Three people were arrested in the drive-by shooting Tuesday, but investigators said the motive wasn’t clear. Six men and three women were hit by the gunfire around 7:30 p.m., said D.C. Police Department spokesman Officer Hugh Carew. Fire Department spokesman Pete Piringer said all were in their 20s and 30s, except for one teenager. By late Tuesday, one victim had died at the scene, a second was pronounced dead at the hospital and the third died in the operating room, hospital officials said. Early the next day, police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump said the fourth victim had died. Four D.C. officers were slightly injured while chasing a suspect’s vehicle into neighboring Prince George’s County in Maryland, authorities said. A weapon was also recovered. The Washington Post

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generally parents who were more educated, more likely to be working full-time already and more likely to be married. Lawrence Mead, professor of politics and public policy at New York University, said the study shows that the incentive approach is “not a home run. People claim rewards for things they were already doing.” Bureaucratic hassles created by too many forms, and deadlines may have prevented some participants from taking full advantage of the program, officials said. The program was always intended to have an expiration date, and payments will conclude as scheduled in August. The study will continue for several more years to evaluate the lasting results for participants. Some of the reward categories were discontinued after the first or second year, either because so many families already participated in the activity, like having health insurance, or because they were one-time incentives, like the $50 payment for every child who got a library card.

surprised by the violence and didn’t consider the neighborhood dangerous. However, D.C. Councilman Phil Mendelson said that the area where the shooting happened is known for drugs and related violence. “It’s not a stranger to violent activity, unfortunately,” said Mendelson, the chairman of the D.C. Council’s Committee on Public Safety and the Judiciary. Mendelson said he didn’t have further details on the investigation. Washington reported 143 homicides last year, the fewest in nearly 50 years.


WASHINGTON — Immigrants must be told by their lawyers whether pleading guilty to a crime could lead to their deportation, the Supreme Court said today. The high court’s ruling came in the case of Jose Padilla, who was born in Honduras. He asked the high court to throw out his 2001 guilty plea to drug charges in Kentucky. Padilla, who has lived in the United States for more than 40 years as a legal permanent resident, said he asked his lawyer at the time whether a guilty plea would affect his immigration status and was told it wouldn’t. Padilla’s trial lawyer was

wrong, and he now faces deportation.

Law firm implicates Vatican, pope in case MIAMI — A South Florida law firm is implicating the Vatican and Pope Benedict XVI in its handling of a priest accused of sexual abuse. Jessica Arbour, an attorney representing one of the victims, said documents show the Vatican was aware of the Rev. Ernesto Garcia-Rubio’s misconduct as early as 1968. Thirteen years later, Benedict became head of the Vatican office that received a petition from Garcia-Rubio seeking to leave the priesthood. Arbour said the paperwork was lost. Arbour said they do not have any evidence indicating children were abused during that time. A lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of Miami, claiming it was negligent in its supervision and assignment of the reverend.


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Price Continued from Page A1. and teacher at Oakley Training School in Raymond and a career in private business. In Vicksburg, Price rose quickly into administration, becoming an assistant principal in 1993, followed by terms as elementary and intermediate principal and administrative assistant to former Superintendent Donald Oakes. He became the fifth superintendent of the consolidated school district July 1, 2003, on a 3-2 vote by school board members. Looking back, Price described the job as “a very consuming” position. “You do this all or nothing,” he said. He’s known as an early riser and was on the job daily before daylight. Walls had worked with Price previously when both were assistant principals at Warren Central Junior High. “He has managed the district’s resources very well,” Walls said. “That’s why we’re in the shape we’re in financially.” In Price’s first year, the district budget was $65.3 million. He has proposed an $80 million budget for next year, which trustees have not yet finalized. It reflects 88 fewer employees than the district had two years ago, eliminated through attrition, not layoffs. The district’s budgets have required a local tax increase only one time during Price’s tenure. Price initiated a number of changes in the district, including instituting a community school plan in 2005 that returned all elementary schools in the district to K-6 configurations and required students to attend schools closer to home unless a parent provided transportation. The previous plan used the newest elementaries, Sherman Avenue and Dana Road, for all fifth- and sixth-graders. Price said he wanted parents to identify

At a glance The Vicksburg Warren School District was formed July 1, 1987, when the former Vicksburg Municipal Separate School District and Warren County Public Schools merged. Superintendents since then: • Ed Gilley • Charles Craft • Robert Pickett • Donald Oakes • James Price with and become involved with smaller schools, including the reopened Bovina Elementary. Price also created the Youth Court Assistance Center at the Grove Street School, a program that allows the Warren County Youth Court and the school district to work together to help misbehaving or at-risk students. “It’s unlike any other in the state,” he said. “We share information and ideas and we work together for the children — to do things for the children, not to the children. It’s not a punitive facility.” In an era overwhelmingly overshadowed by 2003’s federal directive, “No Child Left Behind,” Price also oversaw the development of detailed curriculum guides and began the process of testing students weekly to help prepare them for end-of-year performance tests required by the state. The accountability system encompassing individual students and teachers as well as schools and the district as a whole is a model he said he is proud to have initiated. “I’m pleased to have been able to work with some of the best teachers and administrators around,” he said. In addition, he praised the community support he received from local organizations

and businesses, particularly when he added extra school days to the calendar in an attempt to provide extra help for students falling behind. The intercession plan did not prove popular with students and parents, however, and was terminated after two years. At the same time, tougher achievement tests saw the schools’ ratings decline in the most recent state evaluation. During most of Price’s years, most of the schools in the district were rated “level 3,” mid-range on the 5-level scale that compared schools statewide. The 2009 rating, comparing the district to those nationwide over a two-year period, was sixth of seven rankings, At Risk of Failing. Price’s initiatives also addressed those students falling outside the traditional academic track, however. He reinstated a GED program at Grove for former dropouts as well as a vocational program that focuses on over-age students. With his pending retirement, he remained enthusiastic discussing his hopes for the future of vocational training for younger students rather than expecting or demanding that all follow a college-prep curriculum. “I hope it will take off,” he said. “Children need another avenue, and that’s one of the things I’ll be an advocate for.” Price said he has few specific plans other than to take some time to adjust to retirement. His wife, Cassandra, will retire Thursday, he said, after 34 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division, and she’ll get a head start on making plans. “I’ll wait for her to tell me what to do,” he said. “When the dust settles, I’ll still be active in other arenas.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, President Barack Obama will allow oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia’s shorelines. At the same time, he will reject some new drilling sites that had been planned in Alaska. Obama’s plan offers few concessions to environmentalists, who have been strident in their opposition to more oil platforms off the nation’s shores. Hinted at for months, the plan modifies a ban that for more than 20 years has limited drilling along coastal areas other than the Gulf of Mexico. Obama was to announce the new drilling policy today at Andrews air base in Maryland. White House officials pitched the changes as ways to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and create jobs — both politically popular ideas — but the president’s decisions also could help secure support for a climate change bill languishing in Congress. The president, joined by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, also was to announce that proposed leases in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would be canceled. The Interior Department also

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Obama’s plan offers few concessions to environmentalists, who have been strident in their opposition to more oil platforms off the nation’s shores. Hinted at for months, the plan modifies a ban that for more than 20 years has limited drilling along coastal areas other than the Gulf of Mexico.

planned to reverse last year’s decision to open up parts of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Instead, scientists would study the sites to see if they’re suitable to future leases. Obama is allowing an expansion in Alaska’s Cook Inlet to go forward. The plan also would leave in place the moratorium on drilling off the West Coast. In addition, the Interior Department has prepared a plan to add drilling platforms in the eastern Gulf of Mexico if Congress allows that moratorium to expire. Lawmakers in 2008 allowed a similar moratorium to expire at the time President George W. Bush lifted the ban, which opened the door to Obama’s change in policy.

Under Obama’s plan, drilling could take place 125 miles from Florida’s Gulf coastline if lawmakers allow the moratorium to expire. Drilling already takes place in western and central areas in the Gulf of Mexico. The president’s team has been busy on energy policy and Obama talked about it in his State of the Union address. During that speech, he said he wanted the United States to build a new generation of nuclear power plants and invest in biofuel and coal technologies. “It means making tough decisions about opening new offshore areas for oil and gas development,” he warned. Obama also urged Congress to complete work on a cli-

mate change and energy bill, which has remained elusive. The president met with lawmakers earlier this month at the White House about a bill cutting emissions of pollutioncausing greenhouse gases by 17 percent by 2020. The legislation would also expand domestic oil and gas drilling offshore and provide federal assistance for constructing nuclear power plants and carbon sequestration and storage projects at coal-fired utilities. White House officials hope today’s announcement will attract support from Republicans, who adopted a chant of “Drill, baby, drill” during 2008’s presidential campaign. The president’s remarks today would be paired with other energy proposals that were more likely to find praise from environmental groups. The White House planned to announce it had ordered 5,000 hybrid vehicles for the government fleet. And on Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department are to sign a final rule that requires increased fuel efficiency standards for new cars.

Obama gives final sign-off on health care, student loans WASHINGTON (AP) — Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sealed his health care overhaul and made the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. Both domestic priorities came in one bill, pushed through by Democrats in the House and Senate and signed into law by a beaming president. The new law makes a series of changes to the massive health insurance reform bill that he signed into law with even greater fanfare last week. Those fixes included removing some special deals that had angered the public and providing more money for poorer and middle-income individuals and families to help them buy health insurance. But during an appearance at a community college in suburban Virginia, he emphasized the overshadowed part of the bill: education.

In this final piece of health reform, Democrats added in a restructuring of the way the government handles loans affecting millions of students. The law strips banks of their role as middlemen in federal student loans and puts the government in charge. The president said that change would save more than $60 billion over the next 10 years, which in turn would be used to boost Pell Grants for students and reinvest in community colleges. “I didn’t stand with the banks and the financial industries in this fight — that’s not why I came to Washington — and neither did any of the members of Congress who are here today,” Obama said to a supportive crowd at Northern Virginia Community College. “We stood with you. We stood with America’s students.” Private lenders still will make student loans that are not backed by the government, and they still will have

contracts to service some federal loans. But the change reflected in the new law represents a significant loss in what has been a $70 billion business for the banking industry. Among many other features, the new law is expected to make it easier for some college graduates to repay loans. The government will essentially guarantee that workers in low-paying jobs will be able to reduce their payments. Current law caps monthly payments at 15 percent of these workers’ incomes; the new law will lower the cap to 10 percent. About half of undergradu-

ates receive federal student aid and about 8.5 million students are going to college with the help of Pell Grants. Obama was effusive in his praise for the lawmakers who stood by him on the health care and education legislation. Many of them face tough sells in their home districts over the massive health care legislation, a complex mix of crackdowns on the insurance industry, coverage expansions and insurance mandates. He was introduced by Dr. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife, who teaches English there.


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Continued from Page A1. in February. Local joblessness was 12.4 percent during the month, down from a revised 12.5 percent calculation for January. The rate represents a jump of more than three points from the revised 9 percent reported for February 2009. The statewide rate fell similarly in February, to 12 percent from a revised 12.1 percent in January. Nationally, the jobless rate was 10.4 percent, down from 10.6 percent in January. Adjusted for seasonal factors in the work force, the state’s rate becomes 11.4 percent and the nationwide rate becomes 9.7 percent. Unemployment in Mississippi stood at 9.3 percent a year ago, according to adjusted figures. Rankin County posted the lowest unemployment in February, at 7.9 percent, down a tad from 8 percent in Janu-

ary. Holmes and Noxubee counties recorded the state’s highest, at 23.1 percent and 23.3 percent, respectively. Rates for Issaquena County stood at 18.2 percent, up from 17.4 percent last month. Rates for Sharkey, Claiborne and Jefferson counties stood at 16.6 percent, 18.2 percent and 19.5 percent for the month, all down threetenths of a point or less since January. The Labor Department releases its monthly employment report Friday, two days after payroll company ADP released a jobs report. Economists estimate anywhere from 40,000 to 190,000 jobs were added during the month, which would be just the second month of job growth since the recession began in late 2007. Some promise to the local manufacturing sector arrived

this month with job postings by Armstrong World Industries, which announced a restart to its veneer mill at the Port of Vicksburg. Vicksburg WIN Job Center office manager Terry Hodges said 74 applications for employment at the mill were completed through March 19, when details of the company’s immediate plans for the facility were announced. Accounting, maintenance and heavy equipment operators are being sought to staff the plant by late April, and the level of public interest is sure to outpace the 77 people the company has said it will employ at the plant. Since the start of the state’s fiscal year July 1, approximately 481 people have been placed in jobs with the help of the local employment office, Hodges said. Another 150 have been deemed eli-

gible for new jobs funded by Mississippi STEPS, Hodges said. The federally-based program funds all the wages and benefits of eligible workers for two months, with subsidies tailing off after the sixth month if the worker remains employed. “What we’re trying to do is reach out to the mom-andpops,” Hodges said of the program, geared to small employers of 25 to 50 workers. Eligibility for employers is contingent on having a work site located inside the state. Participants must be 18 years old, have a child at home younger than 18 and make no more than 250 percent of federal poverty guidelines, up to families of eight. Satellite centers are planned next year in Port Gibson and Utica, where a computer lab will allow people to conduct online



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craft property, the order says. The order also says methods used make returning “the property to the same condition it was before the bricks were removed” impossible. Ashcraft said today she has a list of six individuals and companies she plans to sue as a result of damage to the building. She also has said she had pledges from City Hall that the cleanup work would not be allowed to harm her structure, which she bought from the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau about two years ago. When they collapsed, the adjacent structures were owned by Preston Reuther and Mary Reuther, who planned an antique mall or consignment shop. That situation also resulted in legal wrangling between the city and property owners regarding whether the buildings should be restored or destroyed. Tuesday morning, Isaiah Ashcraft stood just inside the building wearing a holstered handgun in plain sight of workers. Lisa Ashcraft said they had been trespassing onto her property. “The police said he was in his rights,” Ashcraft said of her son. “My attorney said he was in his rights.”

Vicksburg Police Chief Walter Armstrong agreed, saying charges had not been filed against Isaiah Ashcraft because he was on his property, the weapon not been drawn and he had a permit. “There was no one there stating they wanted to file charges. No report was taken,” Armstrong said. “The owner did not admit to having an altercation.” Ashcraft said the debris removal process damaged wall board and exposed to the weather beams and insulation on her property. In a letter delivered to Building and Inspections Director Victor Gray-Lewis, she said she had been promised the shared wall would be “capped and left intact” when she bought the structure with plans to remodel it for new retail shops. Papers were served to Mayor Paul Winfield Thursday between open and closed sessions of Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting, but City Attorney Lee Davis Thames said the city does not plan to get involved. “I don’t know where the city has anything to do with it,” said Thames. “The city doesn’t own that property. That’s a dispute between two private landowners.”

job searches, Hodges said, adding expansion of the “E-Centers” will involve 27 such facilities statewide. Legislation brokered mainly by Democrats in the state House of Representatives would allow the state to consider most recent quarters when determining eligibility for unemployment benefits, a change that would enable the state to receive $18.7 million in stimulus funds and save the agency’s authorization for next fiscal year. Gov. Haley Barbour had previously come out against using all of the state’s $56.1 million in stimulus funds for the jobless, but has now said he can compromise on the amount because the current bill doesn’t involve benefits for part-time workers.

Ronald Ray Davidson PHILLIPSVILLE, Calif. — Ronald Ray Davidson died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at his home in Phillipsville, Calif. He was 62. Mr. Davidson was born in Vicksburg to Mary Nell and Leland Leslie Davidson. He was a 1965 graduate of College Park High School and lived in Ettersburg, Calif., before moving to Phillipsville in 1979. He received a degree in psychology from San Francisco State University and a juris doctorate from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento, where he received a Best Overall Performance Award and the Moot Court Award. He was author of the book, “Bushwacked by Bushmasters.” Arrangements are under the direction of Gobles Mortuary in Fortuna, Calif. Private burial will be in Vicksburg, led by Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home. Memorial services with a potluck luncheon will be at 2 p.m. April 17 at Benbow Lake in California.

Gladys S. Grant Gladys S. Grant died Thursday, March 25, 2010, at Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah of heart failure as a result of dementia. She was 91. Mrs. Grant was born in Oxly, Mo., and was a Vicksburg resident for 40 years. She also lived in the Detroit area for 32 years. She was a

homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jeff Miley Grant of Sylvarena, Miss.; parents, James F., of Milan, Tenn., and Bela Garner Sloan, of Lexington, Tenn.; five brothers, James Sloan, Dee Sloan, Calvin Sloan, Alvin Sloan and George Sloan; and an infant grandson, Jeffrey T. Stroud. She is survived by a son, Larry Grant of Vicksburg; a daughter, Doreen Brock of Austin, Texas; a brother, Lee Sloan of Traverse City, Mich.; five grandchildren, Shara Grant Heusinger of Vicksburg, Alan Grant of Madison, Heather Camp of Round Rock, Texas, and Mitchell Brock and Mason Brock, both of Austin, Texas; and four great-grandchildren. Services and visitation were Monday, March 29, 2010, at Colonial Chapel in Bay Springs, Miss. Burial was at Bethany Cemetery in Sylvarena, Miss.

each other out,” Entergy Mississippi spokeswoman Mara Hartmann said Tuesday. The rate change would increase the typical 1,000 kilowatt-hour customer bill by about 82 cents a month, Hartmann said. That increase should be offset by the winter-summer differential as it is phased out over the next two years. The changes put the company on a more level playing field with other power providers in the state, Hartmann said. Entergy serves about 435,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 45 counties. The Public Service Commission was seeing fairly frequent, but small increase requests from Entergy, but believes by approving the changes, the utility’s rates will stabilize, said Bobby Waites, commission executive director. The removal of the seasonal differen-

tial also should take some of the financial burden off ratepayers in the summer when usage and cost are at their highest, he said. The rate increase was requested under what is known as a formula rate plan — a type of incentive to make sure power companies meet established performance goals to better serve customers. The plans allow the commission to review the work utilities are doing on a yearly basis and determine whether their rate structure needs to be adjusted. “If they perform well, they are given the opportunity to earn more. We think they’ve done pretty well,” Waites said of Entergy. The money from the rate increase will go toward preventive maintenance and upgrades of the company’s distribution and transmission system. “We will use it to reinvest in the state’s energy infrastructure,” Hartmann said.

Taxes Continued from Page A1. while sales and individual income taxes missed the mark. Lawmakers struggling to write a budget see the uptick in collections as good news. But experts warn that one

Glenn Alex Lewis HERNANDO — Glenn Alex Lewis, formerly of Vicksburg, died Saturday, March 27, 2010, at his home in Hernando. He was 40. Mr. Lewis attended Warrenton Elementary, Warren Junior High and Warren Central High School. He was a former member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Sheri Huntington-Lewis; two sons, Coty Lewis and Bobby Lewis, both of Houston, Texas; one daughter, Amber Lewis of Bentonville, Ark.; his father and stepmother, Bill and Paula Lewis of Baton Rouge; his stepfather and mother, Don and Bea Lewis Zimmerman of Madison; twin sisters, Shannon Daugh-

erty of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Sharron Chatham of Clinton; a stepsister, Joni Cooley of Baton Rouge; five stepbrothers, Chris Smith of Baton Rouge, Ken Zimmerman and Brent Zimmerman, both of Memphis, and Greg Zimmerman and Richard Zimmerman, both of Florida; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Hernando Funeral Home. Burial will follow.

Ilner Sanders Ilner “Sandy” Sanders died Monday, March 29, 2010, at Promise Specialty Hospital. She was 95. A native of Hattiesburg, Mrs. Sanders was one of six children. Her father was a

month’s collections don’t indicate a trend. February marked the 18th consecutive month for tax collections to fall short of expectations.

sharecropper, and the family moved frequently. She quit school in the ninth grade when it turned cold outside because she did not have any shoes to wear. She married Wilburn Sanders when she was 20. They farmed outside of Anguilla for years. She later worked as a waitress and sales clerk in Greenville and Vicksburg. She was an expert quilt maker and seamstress. She also loved to garden until her health did not permit. She loved and had a great time at the Canton Flea Market. She loved to read romance novels! She really enjoyed Christmas and was excited as a child when presents were opened. Though poor all her life, she enjoyed each day to the fullest, always having a

bright smile and a bright attitude. She loved all animals and people. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and one brother. Survivors include two sons, Wilburn Sanders Jr. and Kenneth Sanders and wife Janie, all of Greenville; one daughter, Patti Schneider and husband Gene of Brandon; a sister, Lurline Walker of Vicksburg; five grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Glenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from noon until the service.

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TONIGHT Clear; lows in the upper 40s thursDAY-saturday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 80s, lows in the lower 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 72º Low/past 24 hours............... 45º Average temperature......... 59º Normal this date................... 61º Record low..............34º in 1886 Record high............88º in 1946 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..............2.76 inches Total/year.............. 12.99 inches Normal/month......5.98 inches Normal/year........ 16.31 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 7:34 A.M. Most active................. 1:20 P.M. Active............................. 8:01 P.M. Most active.................. 1:48 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:21 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:22 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:51

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 39.3 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 19.7 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 21.3 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.3 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 7.8 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 14.3 | Change: -2.0 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................79.6 River....................................86.8

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New suicide explosions kill 12 in southern Russia

Clinton to co-chair rebuilding in Haiti UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will co-chair a committee overseeing at least $3.8 billion in postquake aid to Haiti, the ravaged country’s prime minister said. The announcem e n t wa s Bill made ahead Clinton of a critical donors conference today at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Haitian officials will ask representatives from more than 130 countries for reconstruction help at the meeting chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president’s wife, and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. A senior U.S. official said the Obama administration would pledge $1.15 billion over the next two years to rebuilding Haiti. The official said Hillary Clinton would announce the pledge at the conference later today. At the core of the quake-ravaged country’s request for help is the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), an initial 23-member body tasked with coordinating and paying out the aid money expected to flow in. It is a key step to allaying donor concerns over Haiti’s history of official corruption and political unrest who want assurances that the money will go where it is intended. The commission will be cochaired by Bill Clinton and Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and will also include two Haitian legislators, local authorities, union and business representatives, and a delegate from the 14-nation Caribbean Community trade bloc. The board also will have a representative of each donor who is pledging at least $100 million over two years or $200 million of debt reduction — currently the United States, Canada, Brazil, France, Venezuela and European Union along with the Inter-American Development Bank, World Bank and United Nations. The former U.S. president was tapped for the role this week, Bellerive said.

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Cars damaged in an explosion are seen in Kizlyar, a town in the southern Russian region of Dagestan, today.

MAKHACHKALA, Russia (AP) — Two suicide bombers — including one impersonating a police officer — killed 12 people today in southern Russia. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said the blasts might have been organized by the same militants who attacked the Moscow subway. The powerful former president previously had vowed to “drag out of the sewer” the terrorists behind the attacks in Moscow, which killed 39 people and injured scores of commuters during Monday’s rush hour. Today’s blasts struck in the province of Dagestan. Bombings and other attacks occur almost daily in Dagestan, Chechnya and Ingushetia, provinces in Russia’s North Caucasus region where government forces are struggling against a separatist Islamist

insurgency. “I don’t rule out that this is one and the same gang,” Putin said at a televised Cabinet meeting. President Dmitry Medvedev said later the attacks were “links of the same chain.” The Moscow subway bombings were the first suicide attacks in the Russian capital in six years and shocked a country that had grown accustomed to having such violence confined to its restive southern corner. Those attacks followed a warning from an Islamic militant leader that the militants would bring their struggle to the heart of Russia. In today’s attacks, a suicide bomber in a car detonated explosives when police tried to stop the car in the town of Kizlyar near Dagestan’s border with Chechnya, Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said.

Bicycle bomb in southern Afghanistan kills 13 KABUL — A bomb concealed on a bicycle killed 13 people today in southern Afghanistan, as the Pentagon’s top military officer said NATO forces hope to reverse the Taliban’s momentum in the south with an upcoming offensive in Kandahar. Forty-five people, including eight children, were wounded in the blast, which occurred in the Nahr-eSarraj district just north of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province, deputy provincial police chief Kamaluddin, who uses one name, said. The bomb exploded near a crowd gathered to receive free vegetable seeds provided by the British government as part of a program to encourage them not to plant opium poppy, provincial government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said. Casualty figures fluctuated several times during the day because of communications problems in the area, Kamaluddin said. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, which President Hamid Karzai blamed on “enemies of the Afghan people who are against peace.”

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blast blew apart their navy ship last week, officials said today, a day after a diver died during the rescue mission. Defense Ministry spokesman Won Tae-jae said divers could not go down to the wreckage of the Cheonan due to the prospect of rain, high winds and a swift current. Parts of the ship remain submerged in the rough Yellow Sea near Baengnyeong Island, just south of the two Koreas’ maritime border.

BAENGNYEONG ISLAND, South Korea — Stormy conditions forced the South Korean military to suspend the search for 46 sailors missing since a mysterious

Work on salvaging the vessel could start next week, Defense Minister Kim Taeyoung said. Authorities have said the cause of the blast likely won’t be known until the ship is retrieved; they have suggested several scenarios, including that a North Korean mine hit it. The sailors’ families gathered at a naval base south of Seoul cried and yelled as they demanded that authorities step up the search operation.

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Don’t forget Vicksburg Warren School District students will be off for Easter and spring break Friday through April 9. Classes will resume April 12.

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

COmpETITIONS • Rondell Evans, Austin White and Steven Hugley, all members of the Delta State University Department of Music from Rondell Vicksburg, Evans placed in the Mississippi Music Teachers Association competition in Oxford. Evans won Austin first place White as part of the Delta State Saxophone Quartet in the Junior/ Senior Woodwind Chamber Music Steven Hugley competition. Hugley received first place and White received second place in the Concerto competition.

Two from Vicksburg win awards in writing contest By Manivanh Chanprasith A Vicksburg student has received the top prize in a regional fiction-writing contest, while another has been named a runner-up. Donald Brown, a Vicksburg High School senior, won the first-place prize of $400 in the Delta Blues Youth Writing Contest for his fiction

short story. The competition is sponsored by Wisconsinbased Tyrus Books, Mississippi actor Morgan Freeman’s Rock River Foundation and the Mississippi Writers Guild. “I’m really excited,” said Donald, the son of Willie and Cynthia Brown. “It’s good to see that someone appreciates the hard work I did.” Donald’s winning short

story is a parody of the biblical tale of the fall of man. “I read the Bible every day. It’s my greatest influence.” He hopes to become a literature professor after completing college. Donald also received a $1,000 scholarship from the Mississippi Writers Guild; free admission to the guild’s See Contest, Page B3.

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Donald Brown, center, and Everett Bexley, right, stand with actor Morgan Freeman at Saturday’s Delta Blues Youth Writing Contest awards ceremony in Clarksdale.

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Buffy Coleman, a former Harlem Wizards player, shows off his skills during an event for good grades and behavior at Warrenton Elementary. Coleman, of Heflin, La., near Shreveport, told the students, “Each day I want to do something that I didn’t think I could do. You, too, can do and be anything in life you want to be.” In 1993, after high school, Coleman trained with the Harlem Globetrotters, but an injury prohibited his joining the team. In 1997, he joined the Wizards and played for two years. After that, he formed Buffy Coleman Entertainment, his motivational company. The Wizards and Globetrotters are exhibition basketball teams that combine athleticism and entertainment.

HONOR SOCIETIES • Area students who have been inducted into the Gamma Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa international honor society at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus are Aaron Sullivan of Rolling Fork and Catelyn Park, Clarissa Walker, Brittney Storey, Samantha Linzy, Samantha Tarver, Joy Tousant, Haley Sanders, Brad Robinson, Jason Pettway and Kevin Patel, all of Vicksburg.

SCHOLARSHIpS • The Patricia A. Scott Memorial Scholarship is being offered by the Nu Kappa Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. to a deserving girl in the Vicksburg Warren and Claiborne County school districts. Applications are available in counselors’ offices at the high schools. The deadline is April 15.

UpCOmINg EvENTS • Sherman Avenue PTA — Planning meeting; 5:30 p.m. Thursday. • Spring Jewelry Show — 2-4 p.m. April 11, St. Aloysius Gym; hosted by cheerleaders and Flashettes; for more information. • Alcorn State University Open House 2010 — 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 17, James L. Bolden Campus Union; Admissions Office, 800-222-6790, to register.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Numbers show rise in free, reduced school lunches From staff andAP reports KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For a couple of tight weeks after taking in her sixth-grade stepson, Lisa Lewis fretted about how to pay for his school lunches. Unable to find a full-time job, the 37-year-old works part time at a Kansas City, Kan., daycare, earning minimum wage. On that money alone, she supports herself, her unemployed husband, her stepson and her 11thgrade son. “I sometimes cry myself to sleep wondering how I am going to keep my family fed and things like that,” Lewis said. “I’m making it, but

In the Vicksburg Warren School District, child nutrition director Gail Kavanaugh said, the numbers are ‘gradually rising.’ barely.” Her worries were eased when she found out she could get government assistance to pay for the younger boy’s meals. Her older son already is part of the subsidized lunch program. In the midst of a blistering recession, more families are flocking to the federal program that gives students free or reduced-priced lunches. Schools are watching for who enrolls in the program because it gives teachers insight into life at home and

officials consider it a barometer of poverty. The numbers are telling. During the 2008-2009 school year, about 19 million students received free and reduced lunches, which is 895,000 more than the previous year — a jump of nearly 5 percent and that greatly outpaced the overall increase in school enrollment, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service. Typically, the increases are about 1 percent to 2 percent each year.

“We have seen record program growth over the past two years as we go through this difficult period,” said Jean Daniel, a spokeswoman for the agency. Meanwhile, 78 percent of school nutrition directors surveyed in the fall said they had noticed an increased number of students eligible to receive free or reducedprice meals for the 2009-2010 school year, according to the School Nutrition Association, a nonprofit that represents those who prepare school meals. In the Vicksburg Warren School District, child nutrition director Gail Kavanaugh said, the numbers are “grad-

ually rising.” For the current school year, 6,425 of the district’s 8,767 students receive free or reduced lunches. That’s 73.29 percent, compared to 71.24 percent in the 2008-09 school year. To qualify for the mostly federally funded school meal program, a family of four can earn no more than $28,665 for free lunch and $40,793 for reduced-cost lunches of no more than 40 cents. The guidelines are different in Alaska and Hawaii, where families can earn more and still qualify. As more students get subsidized lunches, some cashstrapped districts say they are struggling to provide.


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school by school Beechwood • PTA is selling yearbooks. • Students who placed in the Special Olympics event held at Vicksburg High School were Fred Gaskin, second place in 50-meter dash and fourth place in softball throw; Timothy Shell, fourth place in 50-meter dash and fifth place in softball throw; James Walker, first place in 50-meter dash and softball throw; Sammy Brooks, third place in 50-meter dash and long jump; Sammie Richardson, first place in 50-meter dash and second place in softball throw; Archie Warren, second place in 50-meter dash and softball throw. • March’s Super Singers were Ja’Ria Andrews, Mary Elizabeth Ballard, Bailey Barela, Nikirah Bridges, Ciarra Cato, Mya Chappell, Myra Daniel, Kourtney Davis, Maggie Demby, Jeremy Farrell, Zyderrica Gibbs, Lillian Gluck, Holden Herrod, Lisa Jones, Kailey Knight, Lee Catherine Kurtz, Ralyn Lynch, Kylie McMaster, Sara Montgomery, Hannah Reihl, Victoria Ross, Brittany Shelton, Sydney Smith, Danielle Smothers, Shelby Stevens, Carly Stribling, Gabrielle Terrett, Savannah Thomas, Erica Tindoll and Devin Wells.

Bovina • Students who were recognized with Kelso choices during the week were Benjamin T. Brooks, Benjamin Daene and Kristofer Cook. Those receiving Caught Being Good coins were Destiny Shettles, Carlesia Walker, Michael Carter, Terrance Simpson, Dezmond Miller, Brandon Elmore, Maiya Prevot, Emily Bull, Logan Hardin, Allie Haggard, Triniti Eitenior, Trayvon Barnett, Maverick Nugent, Anna Bull, Charity Williams, Clayton Thurman, Maddie Henderson, Zakaria Floyd, Sam Skipper, Ebony Spratley, Lauren Hughes, Nicholas Scott, Damon Shumacke, Ashlee Weiss, Shelby King and Shonterria Qualls. • Pledge leaders for the week were Mary Hayes, Andrea Pecot, Gavin Standish, Kyleigh Weekly, Radyn Horton, Zion Nixon, Cali Grace Davis, Gabrelle McLeod, Cooper Madison and Annalyn Nevels. • Top Accelerated Reader in Denice Poe’s first-grade class was Andrea Pecot. Parent helper was Rosemary Dunmore. Dr. Dale Cordes of Vicksburg Animal Hospital spoke to Gail Campbell’s students after the class read “On the Job with Dr. Martha Smith.” Students also dressed in costumes of their chosen profession as they

participated in Career Day. Callie McGowan’s class made 3-D figures for geometry. • Honor Choir members participated in the District Honor Choir concert. • Easter Spring Break will be Friday-April 9.

Bowmar • Pledge leaders were Haley Steed, Katelyn Morson, Michael Sullivan, Jo’Mon O’Neal, Joseph Johnson, Hope Lee, Christopher Pope and Christian Oakes. • Parent helpers during the week were Darcy Cardwell and Bobby Fuller. • Students of the Week were Keveon Smith, Benjamin Talbot, Julianna Juve, Ashley Gatchell, Laurence Sullivan and Jade Carpenter. • Top Accelerated Readers were as follows: kindergarten — Gordon Wilkerson, Mekayla Burns, Elijah Gonzalez, Madison Jones, Mary Bay Procell and Will Watts; first grade — Michel DeJesus, Ashley Gatchell, Laurence Sullivan, Jane Hopson, Keanna Connor and Barrett Joseph; second grade — Michell Lin, Sarah Prescott, J’Meiha Allen, Khyrean Jones, Anthony Njiti and Nick Tello; third grade — Stuhr Outlaw, Katie Fox, Michaela Dorsey, Lee Fortner and Drew Jackson; fourth grade — Haley Steed, Katelyn Morson and Michael Sullivan. • Under the direction of Joanne Ryan, first-graders presented the musical “How Does Your Garden Grow” at Tuesday’s PTO meeting.

Dana Road • Kindergarten pledge leaders from the classes of Michele Fisher and Robbie Meeks were Marquasia Smith, Jannifer Banks, Elliott Ferguson, Destini Sims, Jalyn Davis, Vanessa Parker, Kaitlyn Hogan, Jalen Brasfield and Landon Cessna. • Wanda Woodard, MDOT representative, presented Myrtle the Turtle to students and faculty as part of an antilitter program. Additionally, classroom materials were provided for teachers and Albert the Monkey, an antilitter mascot, was presented as a gift to the school. • Destiny Drain donated classroom supplies to second-grade students of Stacy Chambers and Marquita Harris. Panda Buffet donated chopsticks and fortune cookies to second-grade students of Linda Doss and Tricia Zingery after they read “Chinatown.” Students made kites and wrote stories about pet dragons. Parents who attended MCT2 information night hosted by thirdgrade instructors Rebecca Powers, Charity Towne and

Chris Williams were Stephanie Roach, Kam and Thomas Kinder, Angel Bolden, Jon Miller, Terry Burns, Mercedes Munoz, Marcus and LaSandra Davis, Betty Cosby, Tammy McCurley, Marquita Harris, Natasha McGriggs, Brenette and Jerry Jackson, Tamisha Armstrong, Tonja Kline, Patricia Moore, Jacqueline Peoples and LaKeisha Walker. Refreshments were provided by Walmart, Subway and Dixie Vending. • Georgia Lynn of the Humane Society spoke about pet care. First-grade students of Cassie Key, Stephanie Brooks, Tricia Bradley and Tamriel McBride held Pet to the Vet Day. Students of Key, Bradley, Brooke Hughes and Pamela Elam were parf of Career Day. • Students of Larry Raymond participated in Special Olympics at Vicksburg High. Participants earned three first-place finishes in the 50-meter dash and one first-place, four second-place and two-third place finishes in the softball throw. Science Fair winners were: Emily Lovern, third place in behavioral and social sciences; and Nathan Mosley, fourth place in medicine and health.

First Presbyterian • Tricia Brogdon, church volunteer, led Gloria Sullivan’s kindergarten class in a study of Easter. She presented each student with a dozen plastic eggs filled with goodies. • Shannon Bell’s pre-kindergarten class is participating in Scholastic Classrooms Care to provide books to children of military families. During a study of Easter, the students made layered crosses, painted mirrorimage rabbits and created stained glass eggs. • After a study of the letter R, Teri Conerly’s 3-year-olds made stand-up roosters. They discussed rabbit families and painted pictures. As part of a study of the sense of touch, Lynnette Smith’s 3-year-olds studied Van Gogh and created art using various textures under the direction of art instructor Mackenzie Coulter. Addison Leach was Student of the Week. • Jessica Wicker’s 2-yearolds created watercolor eggs to celebrate Easter. • Kari Dupree’s toddlers made handprint chickens after reading “Hoppity, Skip Little Chick.”

Good Shepherd • St. Aloysius students will visit the students for an Easter program on Thursday. • Cal-Maine Foods in Edwards donated eggs for students to dye. Five-year-

olds made Easter baskets. • Three-year-olds are learning the meaning of Easter. • The center will be closed Friday and Monday for Easter. • Two-year-olds made caterpillars after reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.”

Hawkins • Registration is ongoing. • Katrina Davis’ 1-year-olds used pastel colors to paint as part of a spring celebration. Davis’ 2-year-olds made tissue-paper Easter eggs. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds used powder paint to decorate eggs. Heather Jackson’s 3-year-olds made egg puppets. • Mona Pace’s 4-year-olds painted sun pictures, made “wind” by blowing paint on paper and created cloud and rain pictures as part of a study of weather and W. Sue VanDenAkker’s 4-yearolds are observing a praying mantis in its life stages. They made stained glass crosses.

Hinds Career and Technical Center • Marketing II student Brittany Chouccoli promoted a tanning special for the feature business, Southern Beach Bums. She is a junior at Warren Central and a 2-year DECA member. • Marketing II began travel and tourism tours with a lodging industry visit to The Courtyard by Marriott and Jamison Inn. Lynn Foley spoke about brand image. • Students met with Bill Serratt of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, where they gathered pamphlets of city sites. Lamar Roberts led a tour of the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum. • Students visited the Vicksburg National Military Park. • Marketing I students Kaci Holdiness, Leigh Ann Roberts and Kimberly Loving of Warren Central organized yard sales to raise money for ICDC expenses in Kentucky.

Jacob’s Ladder • Students are gathering bulletins at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, independently and are dusting books in the children’s section at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library. Students also worked on classifying, following directions, same and different and making deductions. • Students attending Special Olympic Track and Field events held at Vicksburg High School Football Stadium were Alayn Bufkin, Carol Bufkin, Misty Grantham, Matthew Grogan, Matt

McKay, Robin Smith and Phillip Scales. • Students completed their role in table setting with First Presbyterian Church at the end of nightly meals. Students were invited to eat lunch at the Salvation Army, then cleaned the lunch area. They also visited Riverfront Park, where they enjoyed cookies donated by Jeneva Pickett. • Matthew Grogan mowed and swept the courtyard area. Robin Smith, Misty Grantham, Matt Grogan and Phillip Scales weeded and placed pine straw in the school’s raised flowerbed. • Students attended a performance by the Beechwood Elementary choir as part of The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, Lenten Fine Arts Series. Sandra Brooks treated her class to lunch from the Hot Dog Man.

Porters Chapel • Top Accelerated Readers for the week were: first grade — Bailey Andrews, Katie Davidson, Gunner Hutchins, Amberlyn Kelley, Landon Kraemer, Ethan Patel, Brianna Poole, Morgan Smith and Audrey Woodruff; second grade — Hailie Baswell, Devin DeWeese, Brittnee Martin, Jared Smith and Luke Yocum; third grade — Reed Buys, Kaylan Means and Jeramie Young; fourth grade — Kylie Fleming and Jessie Young; fifth grade — Cody Bryant; sixth grade — Booth Buys, Cole Davenport and Kailee Edwards. • Teacher Melissa Whitehead was presented an award at Mississippi State for being outstanding 4-H volunteer of the year in the Southwest District.

Sherman Avenue • Warren Central Intermediate third-grader Justin Brown played drums for second-graders after they read “Max Found Two Sticks.” • Kindergartners who were Students of the Month for February were Lexi Miller, Carli Hardaway, Nayeli Sanchez, Yazmine Wilkerson, Kentrell Martin, Brandy Craft and Nini Nguyen. • Students who were named music class Rock Stars were Blake Davis, Syniya Mangle, Stephanie Carter, Jamaraus Ragsdale, Michael Welch, Peter Lowe, ZyKyria Kendrick, Aaliayah Berry, Ci’Mya Chambers, Aaliyah Williams, Addison Caldwell, Andrea White, Faye Williams, Alexia Gardner, Ashley Bracey, Kaitlyn Mosley, Precious Combs, Matthew O’Neal, Christal Alexander, Omorrain Parker, Qui’Ahmari Gray, Ashley Oliphant, Shauna Brooks, Kallie Willingham, Keyonna

Moore, Laurence Madison, Neo Valenciano, Michael Mangle, Alissa Grafton, DenKayla Smith, Careyana McCoy, Ta’Nysha Newsome, Carla Rajas, Demetrias King, Emily Cook, Carlliyah Clark, Brad Davis, Angel Lyons, Jagger Gill, KyShunii Ross, Jalen Lumpkin and Derrick Sims. • Third-grade students who were recognized as members of the 100s Club for benchmark test scores were Marqueze Segrest, Kari Arthur, Addison Hearn, Nicholas Strong, Zury Gonzalez, Lisa Laurinaitis, Natalie Clanton, Joseph Kackley, Danielle Shoops, Bethany Foster, De’Angelo Wright, Quinterrius Green, Zaundria Norman, Janicea Wilson, Gregory Stewart, McKenzie White, Tyranecia Wallace, Taylor Byrne, Ryne McCallum, Luis Angel, Dessiah James, Vertez Shorter, Rebecca Etheridge, Jalen Lumpkin, Darrius Watson, Carley Smith, Hannah Huskey, John Lee, Kamry Parker, Camea Dixon, Ashley Oliphant, Chase Stevenson, Jon Erekson, Sophia Speights, Jim Battle, Skylar Jordan, Derrick Sims, Adriana Johnson, Karmen Pickering, Ronnisha Davis, Kene Smith, Danielle Shoops, KaLeah Moore, Hannah Toney, Jamison Friley and Alaric Vaughn. • Students who earned a visit to the Kelso store for making positive behavior choices were Christal Alexander, DeMonte Allen, ShaKera Austin, Jasmine Banks, Shamira Banks, Erin Bowers, Arionna Brown, Faith Burgess, Stephanie Carter, Carlliyah Clark, Mirzanna Cogg, Ken’Aryieal Cox, Caitlin Crump, Morgan Crump, Brianna Daughtry, Brad Davis, Nekhia Dillard, Keshon Evans, ShunDarius Flowers, Kaliyah Ford, Kylea Freeman, Syrilla Glapion, QuiAhmari Gray, A’Toni Griffin, Ramerian Hamilton, Alexis Harris, Helder Hernandez, Martez Jackson, Sean Jackson, Nicole Jeffers, Antonica Jefferies, Joshua Jennings, Jamecca Jones, Zy’Kyria Kendrick, Michayla King, Vonterrie Lee, Melanie Lewis, Shamar Lott, Anna Claire Love, Lelah Madison, Jeremiah McClendon, Sa’Kyiah McCline, Careyana McCoy, Andi McKay, Ka’Miya Miller, KeYonna Moore, Searra Odom, Simran Patel, Aaleisa Phillips, Grayson Rankin, Lamaria Rogers, Kaylin Ross, Emma Rowland, Evan Rowland, Nayeli Sanchez, Marcus Shorter, Wade Sims, A’Terrika Smith, Ayanna Smith, Isaiah Smith, Kierston Smith, Kaley Stamps, Jerkevious Stovall, Continued on Page B3.

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school by school Continued from Page B2. Class II — Tanner Chambers, fifth place in behavKevin Sylvester, Katherioral and social sciences; ine Torres-Cruz, Kenneth Madison Willis, second Walker, Yazmine Wilkerplace in botany; Alexa Jefson, DeMarcus Williams, fers, second place in microJalen Williams, Andre biology; Josh Collins, sixth Woodson, Ashlyn Wright, place in physics; and Rett Tamarrian Wright and Verhine, third place in Kevin Zhang. zoology.

South Park • As a reward for good character, students selected to attend the Lenten Art performance at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, were fourth-graders Daniel Sessions, Khyla Howard, Lexi Stewart, Austin Cheslek, Dalton Arnold, Wendy Oaks, George Powell, Tyler Morgan, Arcaisha Drayton and Jordan Miller; fifth-graders Maiya Huell, Zaria Neal, Ja’La Toussant, Josh Penalver, Alexis Love, Chandler Luke, Brittany Brewer, Natalie McCormick, Madeleine Gaul, Robert Watson and Danielle Shehane; and sixthgraders Kiera Thomas, Zacharius Nash-Kelly, Carly Pitzer, Marlee Stewart, Shai Shoulders, Hannah Emerson, Kynan Heath, Ashley Winstead, Danielle Peoples and DeMichael Harris. • Sixth-graders who were named Groovy Gators for the nine weeks were Karry Callahan, Kiaheam Flowers, Josh Price, Ashley Rome, Shai Shoulders, Bill Cohen, Dustin Edleston, Thomas Fuller, Shelby Muirhead, Isaiah Spencer, Keymontez White, Kiera Thomas, D’Shundrick McDaniel and Alex Newell. Those named Top Dogs were Zac Coomes, Hunter Dugas, Zhenya Shulga, DeMichael Harris and Marlee Stewart. Ruth Fraysier’s third-graders who were named Groovy Gators were Jordan Hartley, Patrick O’Neal, Keemya Welch, Abbey Truesdell and Kendrick Kelly. Those named Top Dogs were Shaina Bagshaw, John Beck, Emily Bishop, Jermiyah Brown, Gracie Emerson, Michayla Johnson, David Jones, Dalton May, Alyshia Moore and Austin Ware. • Kindergartners made an Easter bucket. As part of a study of the letter Y, they placed pictures of “Y” items on yachts they made. • Second-graders who have read more than 100 Accelerated Reader books are Aaron David, Eli Prudhomme, Kaitlyn Boler, Latia Major, Jacob Hynum and Sam McMullin. • Science Fair winners were: Class I — Jenaé Tousant, third; Class II — Madeleine Gaul, first; and Brittany Brewer, third.

Vicksburg Catholic • Miss Riverland Jessica Cofield presented her anti-bullying campaign to seventh-graders. • Liz Fletcher’s sixthgrade religion classes created a triptych for the three days of the Triduum. • Region II Science Fair winners were: Class I — Carson Collier, second place in botany; David Osburn, fourth place in engineering, mathematics and computers; and Mattie Carlyle Derivaux, third place in microbiology;

Contest Continued from Page B1. writing conference, set for August in Vicksburg; and a one-night stay at a Clarksdale bed and breakfast from the Clarksdale MWG chapter. Everett Bexley, a junior at St. Aloysius High School, is one of three runners-up in the contest. The other runners-up are Skyln Irby of Batesville and Rachel Brooks of Marks. Everett won $200 for penning a short story influenced by the 2009 death of classmate Kyle Coleson, who had leukemia.

Vicksburg High • Seniors Evann Brown and Kacey Sciple are 2010 Prom King and Queen. • Key Club members were volunteers at the Area 10 Special Olympics track and field event.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Rodney Kemper, Fred Henyard, Yoland Parson, Donyea Lyons and Aiyana Wooten. • Thursday is the last day to purchase Field Day T-shirts. They can be ordered in the foyer Thursday morning; cost is $7 or $9 for XXL or XXXL. • Georgia Kelly’s class participated in the Special Olympics Track and Field event at Vicksburg High School and earned 10 first-place ribbons, three second-place ribbons, five third-place ribbons and one fourth-place ribbon. Amy Anderson’s third-grade class tasted tropical fruits after reading a story about Santo Domingo. Fourthgrade students of Tammy McCurley and Teetee Braxton made geometric shapes from candy and other materials. Fifth-grade teachers Alice Jones and Regina O’Leary treated Evan Mabley, Donovan Jones, Nicholas Crasta, Hunter Hughes, Blake Wilson, E’Mekia Boykin, La’Darrin O’Neal, Gabrielle Hartley, Sherrice Johnson, Nakedria Drayton, Destiny Morgan, Alex Clifton, Leslie Love, Mia Ross, Kendell Hassell, Jaime Gilliam, Aalyiah Frazier, Iris Pleitz, Carlos Smith, Raleigh Floyd, Australia Hawkins and Ingrid Jackson to pizza for outstanding behavior. • Honor choir members who were in the District Honor Choir Concert were Stephanie Roach, Yolanda Parson, Anna Culbertson, Jessica Parson, Makala McKay (duet), Amber Sanders, Ty’Mesha Nabors, Taylor Ballard, Kenyana Gaskin, Brenda Hanks, Javanna Price, Jamiah Jackson, Gabby Ross, Demetris Valentine, Micha Williams, Megan Rigby, Na’Keia Stewart and Brittany Jenkins. • Students who will be rewarded with a sleepover for meeting 25-point Accelerated Reader goals with 85 percent accuracy are Kevia Davis, Ashley Erves, Cynthia Myles, Jamal Jackson, Zandreanna Smith, Dillion Nevels, James Thompson, Michael Flack, Shaniece Gleese, Tyreek Dee, Jalen Lawrence, Candice Moore, Leon Sims, Jayla Wilson, Joshua Johnson, Brashayla Thomas, Asiah Thompson, Kionna Wilkerson, Sherrice Johnson, Howardrette Gilmore, Claraniece Johnson, Shavae Wilson, Ariyah Richardson, Shane Caves, Alex Clifton, Hunter

Hughes, Nicholas Crasta and Blake Wilson. Students will stay after school Thursday and must be picked up by 8 a.m. Friday.

Vicksburg Junior High • Eighth-grade cheerleaders Tatyana Collins, Murshiva Harris, Lakeria Tubbs, Kristian Warren, Shandria Taylor, Jonahfaye Quizzagan and Q’Shayla Malone participated in Family Reading Night at Dana Road Elementary, where they read and performed cheers. Sponsors are April Green and Tonya Drake. • Matthew Talbot was nominated by April Green, eighth-grade science teacher, to participate in the GEMS Youth Camp at the Engineers Research and Development Center. Green also nominated Talbot, Cambria Abdeen, Taboris Trevillion, Stephen Tate, Dylan Sowell, James Peterson, Kofi Arkorful, Will Robbins, Maissen Daffron, Lakeria Tubbs, Javis Dixon, Eric Greer, Ada White, Racquel Hyland, Lindsay Pace and Marissa Teetson for the People to People Student Ambassador Program. • School health coordinators and members of the Boys and Girls Clubs will host “Dance It Off,” for physical fitness and healthy lifestyles, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $3 for VJHS students and $2 for club members. • Staff began a Biggest Loser Challenge, featuring exercise, weigh-ins and a challenge to other schools.

W.C. Intermediate • Special area Star Classes of the Week were Atlantis Holt, Carolyn Johnson and Rose Kinsey. • After a study of England, art classes created portraits of queens and kings.

Warren Central High Second nine weeks 12th grade: All A’s — Grace C. Cordes, Edward F. Hamilton, Diana L. Hubis, Thelecia W. Jones, James H. Poe, Angela Raney, Ryan D. Rhett, Bradley P. Scurria, JaMichael Stewart, Ethan J. Sumrall, Billy Walker and Willie Delyn Wells; A/B roll — Katherine L. Akers, Rebecca J. Alexander, Mary K. Allen, William C. Andress, Brittany A. Boolos, Layton R. Breithaupt, DeWanda L. Brown, Lakierra V. Brown, Willie M. Brown, Nicky D. Bunch, Kaylin S. Burt, Jasmine N. Butler, Kayla M. Carson, Amber E. Coffie, Condrea M. Collins, Alexandra B. Cunningham, Jamel A. Dagher, James S. Elliott, Rebecca A. Galey, Jessica G. Gates, James J. Gerache, Veronica Gibson, Preci D. Hall, Matthew Hamilton, Jerico J. Harris, Cathy L. Hearn, Jeffrey J. Herzog, Kathy M. Hollins, Caitlin B. Howington, Shaquita D. Hunt, Precious Johnson, Jonathan K. Keen, Kayla M. Kelly, Robert Langeland, Della C. Loflin, Jessica K. Lynch, Mary K. Mann, LaShawn J. Martin, Harvey Q. Mathes, William T. McClellan, William B. McGee, Christian L. Mixon, Elizabeth L. Ogle, Irina Penescu, Aliesha R. Phillips, Tyrone Robertson, Breauna L. Stevens, Tabatha R. Taylor, Andy L. Watson, Adam R. Weast, Kyley A. Wells, Jordan L. Young and Xiliang Zhang. 11th grade: All A’s — Cameron C. Craft, Shelby C. Liddell, Priya Meghat, Brandi R. Toney, Aaron “A.J.” Wells and Chelsea P. Worley; A/B roll — Lacey Anderson, Justin D. Atwood, Lindsay E. Boolos, Catherine D. Brown, Carra M. Channell, Venshada Clayton, Jai N. Dobson, Chelsea C. Duett, Stuart English, Jesse L. Fielder, Molly K. Halpin, Kimberly L. Hardges, Stephen D. Hensley, Jonathan C. Hood, Victoria A. Jackson, Abbey M. King, Daniel R. Kuchman, Rui K. Larson, Shaun Lin, Heather E. Martin, Ethan R. Massey,

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

“More so than the prizes, being exposed to a community and environment of writers invigorated me to write,” said Everett, the son of Bill Bexley and Weesie Biedenharn. The students were recognized this past weekend during a celebration at Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale. “It was really exciting to

take pictures with Morgan Freeman,” Donald said. The winners were each presented with a plaque, a gift basket from the Clarksdale Chamber of Commerce and a copy of “Delta Blues,” a collection of short stories by Mississippi authors. The contest, which kicked off in October, was open to students in grades 7 through 12 in Delta counties.


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honor rolls Cassie D. McLeod, Jaymee L. Miller, Paige N. Mims, Angela M. Price, Scott Ragsdale, Elizabeth N. Rayfield, Taylor D. Roge’, Samantha G. Ross, Alexandria L. Shaw, Rosalyn R. Shorter, Lana B. Standifer, Larry J. Sweet, James M. Waddle, Ariel M. Wade, John C. Walker, Dominique B. Washington, Leland C. Whitehead, Brittany A. Williams, Dominique Williams and David C. Young. 10th grade: All A’s — Rachel Green, Presley S. Hearn, Mary E. Heath, Nathan T. Martin, Crystal Pierce, McKenzie J. Pollock and Haley A. Sellers; A/B roll — Parin C. Bhikha, Lindsey Burris, Christopher M. Cook, Jalen A. Dagher, Raegan H. Dykes, MiKayla M. Evans, Cody S. Flanagan, Taylor A. Hanes, Chasity Hearn, Robert B. Hughey III, Damien R. Jones, Kiante D. King, Chase R. Ladd, Ashley K. McEachern, Dani P. McKay, Lauretta M. Passman, Mihir R. Patel, Courtney C. Patrick, Jacob C. Prewitt, Nekeidra M. Qualls, Mallory B. Reynolds, Naomi C. Short, Latisha N. Sims, James A. Treloar, Alicia D. Wells, Mary H. White, Kearsten Williams and Jordan M. Wood. Ninth grade: All A’s — William A. Ballard, Lindsey G. Barfield, Shelton A. Case, Victoria N. Danczyk, Emily D. Fuller, John C. Furey, Anthony C. Gibson, David G. Hawkins, Kathryn E. Humphries, Savannah C. Jennings, Diamond Jones, Claire A. Kendall, Sallie Lin, Julia Matson, Trinicia M. Taylor, Mychaela D. Waters, Dillard Williams and Alexis F. Woleben; A/B roll — L’Michael D. Amos, Anna G. Anderson, Hunter A. Anderson, Aaron C. Brown, Cameron G. Chappell, Catherine S. Cox, Treyveon S. Craig, Joseph Davis, John R. Fleming, Hope R. Gatchell, Ashtin B. Greer, Cameron Hall, Mary F. Hall, Christopher L. Hunter, Hannah Krapac, Mervin Lawrence, Jason Q. Lee, David E. Mathes, Kristen L. Miller, Alexis Patterson, Ashley N.

Porter, Lauren E. Pratt, Ashley P. Proctor, Hannah E. Register, Jontay Reynolds, Samantha D. Ross, Amber Russell, Parker A. Rutherford, Kayla D. Schroeder, Ian O. Smart, Eden A. Smith, Lauren Smith, Nehemiah N. Taylor, Amy G. Valenciano, Stephen H. Wagner, Peyton Wardlaw, Mary A. Wiles, MyrSadie L. Wilson and Jaelyn D. Young. First semester 12th grade: All A’s — Willie M. Brown, Kayla M. Carson, Grace C. Cordes, Edward F. Hamilton, Thelecia W. Jones, Irina Penescu, Angela Raney, Ryan D. Rhett, Bradley P. Scurria, JaMichael Stewart, Ethan J. Sumrall, Billy Walker, Willie Delyn Wells and Xiliang Zhang; A/B roll — Katherine L. Akers, Rebecca J. Alexander, Mary K. Allen, William C. Andress, Donnie Barnett, Laura D. Benson, Brittany A. Boolos, Lakierra V. Brown, Nicky D. Brown, Kaylin S. Burt, Jasmine N. Butler, Amber E. Coffie, Condrea M. Collins, Alexandra B. Cunningham, Jamel A. Dagher, Ricille D. Davis, James S. Elliott, Dornisha M. Erves, Rebecca A. Galey, Jessica G. Gates, James J. Gerache, Mykel Gibson, Veronica Gibson, Preci D. Hall, Matthew Hamilton, Jerico J. Harris, Aimee’ M. Harvey, Cathy L. Hearn, Shelbie Henderson, Jeffrey J. Herzog, Kathy M. Hollins, Caitlin B. Howington, Diana L. Hubis, Shaquita D. Hunt, Shamekia S. Johnson, Jonathan K. Keen, Kayla M. Kelly, Kaitlin E. Kulhavy, Mallory K. Little, Della C. Loflin, Jessica K. Lynch, LaShawn J. Martin, Harvey O. Mathes, Willie B. McGee, Sheridan R. Melchor, Christian L. Mixon, Jacoby T. Mixon, Elizabeth L. Ogle, Aliesha R. Phillips, James H. Poe, Taylor C. Price, Turner K. Reeves, Tyrone Robertson, Jeralyn P. Stuart, Cody R. Thomas, Collin A. Vaughan, Danielle B. Washington, Andy L. Watson, Adam R. Weast, Rodney C. Welborn, Kyley A. Wells, Jordan L. Young and Taylor L. Young.

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TOPIC WE DN E SDAY, MA rch 31, 2010 • SE C TI O N C T V TONIGHT C6 | CLASSIfIEDS C7 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Season for fashion

ON ThE MENU BY Staff RepoRtS

We welcome your items for On the Menu, a wrap-up of area food events. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (601-6340897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number. • Knights of Columbus Fish Fry — Fundraiser for Haven House Family Shelter; 6-7:30 p.m. April 9; dine-in or carryout at KC hall off Fisher Ferry Road; $8: includes fried or grilled catfish. • Porters Chapel Spring Fling — 4-7 p.m. April 10 at school; spaghetti supper, activities.


Strawberry-Lime Stuffed Cupcakes For the cupcakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 2 large eggs, room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup milk For the icing: 1 1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated lime zest 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 1 drop green food coloring For garnishing: 6 large ripe strawberries Green sanding sugar Fresh mint leaves Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and foamy. While beating, gradually pour in butter and vanilla. While mixing slowly, add half the dry ingredients, then add all the milk, and follow with the rest of the dry ingredients. Divide batter evenly in tin. Bake until a tester inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool cupcakes 10 minutes, then remove. For icing: Mix confectioners’ sugar and lime zest. Add lime juice and mix to make a firm but pourable icing. If needed, add up to 1 teaspoon more juice. Add food color. To assemble: Remove cupcake from liner. Cut and remove a strawberry (coned) shaped portion of cupcake from the top of each cupcake, leaving about 1/2 to 1-inch of cake in the bottom. Stuff each cake with a strawberry and cover with a little bit of cake. Spoon and spread icing over top of cupcakes. Sprinkle with green sanding sugar. Top with small mint leaves.


Easter threads mix of traditional, trendy

Kalista Butler, 17 months, shows off a gingham smock at Frederick’s downtown. Her parents are Daniel and Marilyn Butler.

Feminine frocks, splashes of color still hot By Manivanh Chanprasith Trends change, but timeless pieces, such as hats, are still the norm for some on Easter. “I wear a hat because it’s classy,” said Essie Gary, a model Saturday during Eureka Temple No. 737’s Pre-Easter Hat, Talent and Fashion Show. “Every dress I wear, I wear a hat with it. I get more respect from the younger crowd.” Lilly Moore, another model, agrees. “Wearing a hat is so elegant.” It “has been a tradition from older generations,” she said, “but I wear it for the fashion.” The Mother Board at Travelers Rest Baptist Church is also into hats. “We have a dress code for the fall, spring, winter and summer,” said Mamie Deyamport, an honorary member of the group. “We wear white suits with black hats, black shoes and black purses. We only do it on anniversaries, Easter and anything big pertaining to the church or the pastor.” Hat-wearing inside the church is considered appropriate for women, Deyamport said. “The Bible said a woman’s head should always be covered, in a sanctuary,” she said. For children, said downtown children’s shop owner Norma Massey of Frederick’s, bonnets are still around but many mothers are choosing alternatives. “Bows and headbands are taking the place of bonnets,” she said. Also, Massey said, the old rule, “You can’t wear white until Easter,” is something of the past. “I don’t think people pay attention to that anymore,” she said. “Parents are more worried about their kids staining white.” Massey’s shop has been around for about 60 years. Her most popular piece for girls, she said, is a lightweight, gingham smock in purple and light blue. “People are not dressing their little girls as dressy as they used to,” she said. For boys, plaid is still in season, she said. The biggest change in menswear from season to season is the switch from heavy to lightweight fabrics. “It depends strictly on the individual,” said Ronnie Wroten, owner of the Men’s Closet downtown. “Most guys buy something they can wear all year ’round.” For spring, he said, “A lot of guys like sport coats in lightweight wool or silk. Most guys stay with blue or gray.” For women, Tanya Lee, manager of the Dress Barn at the Outlets at Vicksburg, said her store’s most popular piece is an A-line, knee-length, sleeveless, belted dress that comes in 20 different colors. “It’s definitely dresses,” she said. “A trend is that women are choosing more feminine pieces.”

KaTiE CarTEr•The Vicksburg PosT

Lilly Moore sports a zebra-print hat and handbag during Saturday’s Pre-Easter Hat, Talent and Fashion Show at Eureka Temple No. 737.

Mani ChanprasiTh•The Vicksburg PosT

A-line, knee-length, sleeveless, belted dresses, the season’s hottest item at Dress Barn, hang on a rack at the store.

Spring-weight sport coats hang on a rack at the Men’s Closet downtown.


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Love legumes

Lentils touted as big bang for your buck — in money, health BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Lentils are a hot topic among gourmets these days, with recipes for them popping up in most major food magazines. Lentil and other legume farmers hope to capitalize on this interest and convince consumers and food producers to use them in breads and cookies as well as the more traditional soups and stews. To do this, they’ve formed a new marketing venture aimed at promoting the health and other benefits of lentils, dry peas, garbanzo beans and other so-called “pulse” crops. “They’re barking up the right tree,” said Brad Barnes, associate dean of culinary education at The Culinary Institute of America. Growing interest in Indian and other international cuisines, along with greater awareness of intolerance to gluten, a protein found in many grains, have fostered an interest in lentils and legumes, Barnes and others said. A general push toward eating healthier also has made high-fiber, high-protein, lowfat legumes more appealing, said Tina Ujlaki, executive food editor at Food and Wine magazine. “I think a lot of people are trying to move meat to the side of the plate rather than the center of the plate,” Ujlaki said. “More people are trying legumes, vegetables. Also, people are trying to cut costs, and these ingredients are not that expensive. “There’s big bank for your buck moneywise and healthwise.” The interest comes at a good time for farmers, who have seen production of lentils and dry peas rebound after drought ravaged the crop in 2008 in the top two producing states of North Dakota and Montana. The U.S. had record crops last year, producing 1.7 billion pounds of dry peas and 590 million pounds of lentils, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Right now, most of the market for the two crops is

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A can of organic lentils sits in a bowl of dried beans. overseas, with two-thirds or more of U.S.-grown peas and lentils being exported, said Eric Bartsch, general manager of Bismarck-based United Pulse Trading Inc. Much of the demand has been in droughtridden areas of India and other parts of South Asia as well as Turkey. “Demand in the U.S. is still not huge, but it is growing,” he said. “We see it as definitely becoming a major part of our markets in the future.” Domestic demand has increased with the growth of ethnic minorities, but Barnes said more people of all races have become interested in Indian and other foreign foods. The Internet has made it easier to research

international foods and find ingredients. “With the information pipeline out there, it’s certainly easier for someone interested in food to discover Morocco,” he offered as an example. “Global flavors and perspective in food and the culinary arts are growing every day,” he added. Farmers hoping to capitalize on this interest have formed the American Pulse Association, a joint venture of the USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council and the US Dry Bean Council. Chief executive Tim McGreevy said he expects new research and other efforts “will have a huge impact on domestic consumption here in the next five years.”

One priority for his group is encouraging research to support ideas about legumes’ health benefits. Another focus is getting the crops used more often in mainstream food manufacturing. “We’re heavily weighted toward traditional uses of these products, which is soups and stews,” McGreevy said. “There hasn’t been extensive research done on how these pulse flours can be worked into breads, tortillas ... muffins, cookies.” Industry leaders are holding a planning session this week, in Beltsville, Md., with about 50 science and industry experts. After they come up with specific plans on how to proceed they will seek fund-

ing from agencies such as the Agriculture Department and the National Institutes of Health, McGreevy said. Ujlaki and Barnes said products made with legume flour would probably be attractive to people who are allergic to gluten or have celiac disease, a digestive disorder triggered by proteins found in wheat, barley and rye. “If you go to a health food store, you’ll see half the cookie aisle is gluten-free, half the crackers are gluten-free,” Ujlaki said. The final part of the American Pulse Association’s plan is to promote legumes’ environmental benefits. Unlike corn and other crops that require a lot of expensive fertilizer,

legumes put nitrogen back into the soil. Beau Anderson, who farms in northwest North Dakota and teaches farm management at a Williston college, said they fit in well in crop rotation plans farmers use to protect soil and stem off plant diseases. They also require less work with emissionsspouting farm equipment, McGreevy said. “The U.S. and the world are crying out for improvements to our health and environment,” said Cindy Brown of the American Pulse Association. “Pulse crops offer tangible solutions.”

Canned lentils take trouble out of eating legumes By The Associated Press

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Lentil Salad with Peppers and Anchovies

Face it, lentils are like dried beans. Most people aren’t going to bother. That’s a shame, because they can be a flavorful addition to soups, stews, casseroles and even salads, as in this recipe from Jose Pizarro’s new cookbook, “Seasonal Spanish Food.” But canned lentils can be an easy workaround. The quality generally is good and the taste is fine. If there is salt in the canning liquid (check the

label), reduce the amount of salt added to the recipe.

Lentil Salad with Peppers and Anchovies Start to finish: 15 minutes Servings: 6 Two 15-ounce can-cooked lentils, rinsed 6 ounces piquillo or roasted red peppers, cut into thin strips 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons salted capers, rinsed (brine-packed capers also can be used)

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons cabernet red wine vinegar Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Handful of mixed fresh herbs, such as mint, chervil and flat-leaf parsley, chopped 18 oil-packed anchovy fillets In a medium bowl, mix the lentils, peppers, onion and capers. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and vinegar. Pour the dressing over the

lentil mixture, tossing gently. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix in the fresh herbs, then divide between serving plates. Top with anchovies. Nutrition information per serving (values are rounded to the nearest whole number): 231 calories; 96 calories from fat; 11 g fat (2 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 10 mg cholesterol; 21 g carbohydrate; 13 g protein; 10 g fiber; 954 mg sodium.

A little chocolate could keep heart doc away W.Va. kids turn their noses up LONDON (AP) — The Easter Bunny might lower your chances of having a heart problem. According to a new study, small doses of chocolate every day could decrease your risk of having a heart attack or stroke by nearly 40 percent. German researchers followed nearly 20,000 people over eight years, sending them several questionnaires about their diet and exercise habits. They found people who had an average of 6 grams of chocolate per day — or about one square of a chocolate bar — had a 39 percent lower risk of either a heart attack or stroke. The study was to be published today in the European Heart Journal. Previous studies have suggested dark chocolate in small amounts could be good for you, but this is the first study to track its effects over such a long period of time. Experts think the flavonols contained in chocolate are responsible. Flavonols help the muscles in blood vessels widen, which leads to a drop in blood pressure. “It’s a bit too early to come up with recommendations that people should eat more chocolate, but if people replace sugar or high-fat

Previous studies have suggested dark chocolate in small amounts could be good for you, but this is the first study to track its effects over such a long period of time. Experts think the flavonols contained in chocolate are responsible. Flavonols help the muscles in blood vessels widen, which leads to a drop in blood pressure. snacks with a little piece of dark chocolate, that might help,” said Brian Buijsse, a nutritional epidemiologist at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Nuthetal, Germany, the study’s lead author. The people tracked by Buijsse and colleagues had no history of heart problems, had similar habits for risk factors like smoking and exercise, and did not vary widely in their Body Mass Index. Since the study only observed people and did not give them chocolate directly to test what its effects were, experts said more research was needed to determine the candy’s exact impact on the body. The study was paid for by the German government and the European Union. Doctors also warned that eating large amounts of chocolate could lead to weight gain, a major risk

factor for heart problems and strokes. “Basic science has demonstrated quite convincingly that dark chocolate ... improves vascular and platelet function,” said Frank Ruschitzka in a statement, a cardiologist at the University Hospital Zurich and spokesman for the European Society of Cardiology. “However, before you rush to add dark chocolate to your diet, be aware that 100 grams of dark chocolate contains roughly 500 calories.” Buijsse said people hoping to benefit from chocolate’s heart healthy effects should cut out other snacks and sweets if they wanted to eat chocolate. “The biggest problem with this is not to gain weight,” said Buijsse. “Eating too much chocolate will have negative effects that far outweigh the positive effects of cocoa.”

at celebrity chef’s healthy eats MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) —Kids at the West Virginia school featured in “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” liked their standard pizza and chicken nuggets more than the celebrity chef’s fresh, healthy menu items, a survey says. And when denied the food they were used to, many stopped buying the school lunch. The survey at Central City Elementary in Huntington also found children drank less milk after Oliver removed the sugary chocolate and strawberry bottles. But there is a bright spot in the data from the West Virginia University Health Research Center: More than six in 10 kids said they’d learned to try new foods. ABC chose to have the show in Huntington after a 2008 Associated Press story TV chef Jamie Oliver, left, and Principal Pat- dubbed the five-county metrick O’Neal talk with students at Central City ropolitan area the nation’s Elementary in Huntington, W.Va. unhealthiest.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Fashion forward

Twiggy, face of the ’60s, set to launch HSN collection NEW YORK (AP) — Back in the Mod ’60s, when Twiggy conquered London and fashion changed forever, the waif of a teen with huge eyes, a boyish bob and long legs craved the glamour and curves of a different icon. “Whether you’re thin, fat, small, dark, blond, redhead, you wanna be something else,” said the world’s first boldface supermodel. “I wanted a fairy godmother to make me look like Marilyn Monroe. I had no boobs, no hips, and I wanted it desperately.” What she wanted was all around her: fuller-figure models with names nobody remembers, many of them middle-class or upper-crust older girls biding their time before landing husbands. Absent any of that, what Twiggy had was extreme youth, a thirst for fashion and triple-layered false eyelashes that fed her right into the decade’s social revolution alongside the Beatles and Pop art. Now 60, she remains a onename wonder with a joyous laugh, a gift for chat and a home girl cockney accent. She’s achieved, slightly, some of those coveted curves, but she hasn’t lost her edge. The singer, dancer, actress and author isn’t done just yet. Twiggy will soon hit HSN with an affordable line of skinny jeans, ruffled blouses, gypsy skirts, jackets and accessories in bold colors and price points of under $100. That, she said, would have pleased her younger self, who saved up spending money to splurge at London’s popular Biba boutique. “I’ve always had the strong belief that fashion should be for everyone, not just for wealthy people,” said Twiggy, lounging on a white hotel settee between Union Jack accent pillows. “Lots of people can’t afford to spend lots of money on clothes, and they should have nice things, too.” Lots of people who wear lots of different sizes. The “Twiggy London” line will be available up to around size 20, said the creator, who cites genes — not starvation — for the rail-thin look that made her the face of 1966 at age 16. It’s not the first time Twiggy has indulged her interest in design, or remote shopping.

Twiggy in 1967

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Twiggy shows off one of her HSN designs, set to launch Saturday on the network. Her “Twiggy Collection” of last decade was sold online through the portal Great Universal. There were other home shopping ventures as well. Back in the ’60s, she put out a line for teens but left it in the dust of some bad business partners after three years. “We were very green then. We’re a bit wiser now. A little bit older, a little wiser,” she laughed. The youngest of three girls, she was born Lesley Hornby in north London’s Neasden to a carpenter dad and a factory

worker mom who worked a Woolworth’s counter to earn extra money. At 5-feet, 6 inches — short for a model — Twiggy weighed only 91 pounds when she exploded into the culture. Working Saturdays as an assistant in a hair salon, she met Nigel Davies, who became her boyfriend and manager, changing to the flashier Justin de Villeneuve. They arranged for a popular hairdresser to engineer her androgynous ’do for photos he put up in his salon. The pictures were spotted by one of his clients who

wrote for the Daily Express and splashed Twiggy across two pages to launch her career. By 1967, she was on the cover of Vogue, jetting around the world working six days a week and spreading the London look to America, where kneelength hems and pillbox hats inspired by Jackie Kennedy were still the norm when she made her first visit to the U.S. that year. Before she was discovered, she was already painting on tiny lower lashes — “my

twigs” — to help make her eyes look as large as tea saucers. Her look was perfect for emerging unisex trends and ever-rising hemlines, but it opened the debate still raging over whether skinny models promote an unhealthy body ideal, especially for young girls. “It was debated when I hit the headlines and I always came out and said that I was very healthy, which I was, and always ate, which I do. I love my food. I just come from a lineage. My dad was very slim, so it’s kind of in the genes really,” she said. In today’s crowded model marketplace, where competition is far more fierce than when Twiggy came up, girls have died as a result of starvation. She thinks the publishers of fashion magazines, booking agents, modeling agencies and designers all share responsibility. “They ask for these girls. It’s gotta stop. I don’t know how you go about it, so the debate goes on,” she said. “The agencies have to protect these girls.” Twiggy’s interest in fashion design was stronger than modeling ever was. “I didn’t plan to be a model. I thought the world had gone stark raving mad,” she said. “I was used to being teased at school for being so skinny and I thought I was really funny looking, but I was obsessed

with clothes.” She retired from modeling in 1970 after four years, joking at the time: “You can’t be a clothes hanger for your entire life.” She moved on to stage, films, TV and singing, earning two Golden Globes and a Tony nomination. The ultraskinny look remains dominant in fashion. “Twiggy will be an icon until her dying day and beyond,” film director and writer Ken Russell, who cast her as Polly Browne in a musical adaptation of “The Boy Friend,” told The Biography Channel in 2007. Twiggy spent four seasons as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” There was also a memoir, a book on looking good at 40 and a return to modeling in 2005 for the British department store chain Marks & Spencer. And there was her daughter, now 31-year-old Carly, a textile designer for Stella McCartney who made a scarf in a repeated hummingbird motif for her mother’s HSN line that launches Saturday. Twiggy cites teen innocence and solid supervision for not succumbing to the more destructive aspects of the era that made her famous. “My dad was always a very strong presence in my life. He instilled a kind of being down to earth, being sensible, especially when this whole thing happened to me,” she said.

Madonna teams with teen daughter Lola on Material Girl line NEW YORK (AP) — When Madonna needed inspiration for her latest fashion collection, she didn’t have to look far. The pop icon teamed up with her 13-year-old daughter Lourdes (nicknamed Lola) to create Material Girl, an affordable juniors’ clothing line that debuts at Macy’s this fall. This is not Madonna’s first foray into designing. In 2007, she teamed up with H&M to create a limited edition collection, M by Madonna. This time around, her venture into fashion will be long-lasting: She has launched a new company called MG ICON which, in addition to producing the juniors’ line, will also put out other collections including eyewear. The Material Girl collection includes jeans, shoes, fingerless gloves and accessories. Many of the pieces are inspired by Madonna and her daughter’s dance roots. Madonna recently spoke about Material Girl, her relationship with Lola and her fashion risks and regrets. Q: Why did you want to do a juniors’ line? A: Lola has been bothering me for ages about designing clothes. Stella McCartney is a good friend of mine and she got her mind thinking when Lola was a little girl, about 8 years old. She started giving Lola fabrics and inviting her into her showroom and asking her opinion on things, giving her sketch books and stuff like that. Stella always pushed her. I have a lot of friends who are clothing designers — whether it is Gaultier or Dolce and Gab-

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Madonna and daughter Lourdes, whose nickname is Lola bana. (Lola) has been around all of the shoots I have done and all of the campaigns I have done. She is always hanging out backstage. The last two tours I have done, she has been working in the wardrobe department. On this last tour she dressed all of the dancers. Q: What has Lola taught you about fashion? A: I am boring basically. She reminds me of me when I was younger. She just goes for it and tries different things. It doesn’t look like she thought too much about it. That is how

I used to be, but after years and years of everybody commenting on the way I look and dress and being photographed, one starts to become self-conscious and starts to plan things more. You end up judging yourself more, what looks good and what doesn’t. Q: What has it been like to work with your daughter? A: It is good because she does have good taste in fashion. I respect her taste and I rarely disagree with her. Q: Was part of you hesitant about Lola designing this line as she would be thrust into the

spotlight? A: That is why I am here talking about the line and she is not. Eventually I will let her. I feel like she needs to get into high school and focus on her studies, her lessons. She got into the high school of the performing arts. She has a lot of work to do. I don’t want her to be distracted. She will eventually be able to talk about it. I am going to be happy when she does because she can speak much more clearly and in a more informed way than I can about a line she is ultimately designing. I just stand in the background and go, “That’s cool. That’s not cool.” Q: The clothing is affordable. Why was it important to you to keep the price low? A: When I was 13 years old, I couldn’t afford designer clothes. I couldn’t afford expensive clothing. When I designed a line of clothes for H&M, that was one of the things I liked so much about it, that it was really affordable. I think that is one of the nice things about it, that you can make nice clothes at affordable prices. Q: You are known as being a fashion risk-taker. Do you ever look back and wonder, “What was I thinking?” A: Yeah. I would rather not point them out. I think I had a lot of bad hair moments. In the early ’80s just sometimes I wore purple lipstick or green lipstick. Clothing-wise, I am happy about the way I dressed. Q: With your music career and with the girls’ school you are building in Malawi, was

part of you hesitant about taking on another project with this clothing line? A: If Lola wasn’t so completely involved in the line, designing, consulting, whatever you want to call it, I wouldn’t do it. Really she does most of the work, honestly. Q: Who are Lola’s fashion influences? A: Lola spent most of her childhood growing up in England. According to her, she thinks people have more style in London, especially the boys. French boys in particular have very good style, according to Lola. I think she has been very influenced by European fashion. She is very influenced by the music she listens to, different bands she is in to. She

has favorite models. She takes all kinds of dance classes. She is inspired by different items people wear as dancers whether it is a hip - hop class or a jazz class or ballet class. ... Of course she is inspired by my closet. My Christian Dior shoes will go missing and then some fabulous bag I won’t be able to find or my skinny jeans, the only pair that fit me are gone. Q: Has working on this clothing line bonded you? A: I see her more as a creative person, as an artist and less as my daughter as we are working, and then every once and a while I remembered she is my daughter.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last hand

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “The Good Girl” — A smalltown Texas wife, Jennifer Aniston, who wants more out of life becomes infatuated with a new co-worker, Jake Gyllenhaal, who acts like Holden Caulfield of “The Catcher in the Rye.’’/9 on LMN n SPORTS Prep basketball — The stars of tomorrow take the court in annual McDonald’s All-America game./7 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Human Target” — Chance Jennifer Aniston travels to an Alaskan island in search of a missing doctor and to expose the involvement of an industrial giant in a mining foreman’s death./7 on Fox

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Richard Chamberlain, actor, 76; Shirley Jones, actress, 76; Herb Alpert, musician, 75; Christopher Walken, actor, 67; Rhea Perlman, actress, 62; Angus Young, AC/DC guitarist, 55; Ewan McGregor, actor, 39; Tony Yayo, rapper, 32.


Report: Jesse James seeks help Jesse James reportedly is seeking professional help to deal with “personal issues” after a cheating scandal that has put his nearly five-year marriage to Sandra Bullock on the line. His representative said in a statement Tuesday that James “realized that this time was crucial to help himself, help his family and help save his marriage.” The representative did not specify the type of treatment facility. Sandra Bullock and Jesse Bullock was on a career high James that culminated with an Oscar win for “The Blind Side” just before Internet rumors of James’ infidelity surfaced. The two walked hand-in-hand down Oscar’s red carpet, celebrated together at the parties afterward and were photographed outside a Long Beach burger joint the day after the awards. A call placed to James’ representative after business hours Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Mills squares off against former nanny Heather Mills, the ex-wife of Paul McCartney, defended herself from accusations made by a former nanny at an employment tribunal in Britain Tuesday. Sara Trumble, 26, said Mills was a rude, angry and dishonest woman who forced her to lie to McCartney. But Mills said Tuesday she treated Trumble like a daughter, showering her with gifts and foreign Heather Mills travel. It was the second day the case was heard at an employment tribunal in the town of Ashford, in southern England, where Trumble is suing Mills for stripping her of her child care duties after she gave birth to her own baby girl. Trumble worked for McCartney and Mills, looking after their young daughter Beatrice, but she claims her relationship with Mills began to deteriorate after her split from the ex-Beatle. Trumble said she was progressively moved out of her job as a nanny, and that Mills refused to show her any flexibility once she became pregnant with her own child. The former nanny also claimed that the 42-year-old “Dancing With The Stars” contestant became increasingly bad-tempered after the separation. “I wasn’t the only person who felt that at that time,” Trumble said. “It’s just that nobody else will stand up. I decided to take action and fight this for myself.” Mills said the charge that she refused to make allowances for her nanny’s child was insulting, and both agreed that they had once been close. In previous testimony, Trumble said she provided Mills with “comfort and support” after her split with McCartney. Taking the stand Tuesday, Mills said she was the one who gave her nanny a shoulder to cry on. “I treated Sara like my daughter as she often complained that her mother was cold and distant to her,” Mills said. “I spent much of my time consoling her, especially when she said she was having problems with her partner.”


Man fleeing cops jumps into jail A motorist fleeing officers in Cleveland abandoned his car and jumped a fence — landing in what turned out to be a prison yard, police said. Garfield Heights police said the chase started in that suburb early Monday over a traffic violation and reached speeds of 90 mph. Police said that after a race through several communities, the driver and a passenger bolted from the car and headed for a fence. They apparently did not realize it was on the outside of the state women’s prison in Cleveland. They were arrested along with two other passengers who also tried to flee.

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Casino at ex-Rat Pack hangout closes at Tahoe REnO, nev. (aP) — Before the Las Vegas Strip ruled the gambling world, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. helped make the Cal Neva Lodge one of Nevada’s coolest casinos in the early 1960s. Today, roulette wheels will stop spinning and blackjack games will cease at Sinatra’s old resort that straddles the Nevada-California border on Lake Tahoe’s north shore at Crystal Bay. While the resort’s current owner hopes to reopen the casino under a new outside contractor by year’s end, some analysts think the Cal Neva might have dealt its last hand. They said Tahoe casinos are particularly vulnerable to the double-whammy of the recession and competition from Las Vegas and Indian casinos. In 2009, gambling revenues at Lake Tahoe casinos were roughly half of the 1992 total when corrected for inflation, said William Eadington, an economics professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The realities are when you have that kind of decline the weakest operators typically get pushed out,” Eadington said. “The older, tired casinos — and the Cal Neva is a great example — don’t have much to offer for gaming.” Sinatra owned the Cal Neva from 1960 to 1963 during its heyday, drawing fellow Rat Pack members Martin, Davis and Peter Lawford, and stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio and Juliet Prowse. Monroe spent her final weekend at the Cal Neva before she died of a drug overdose in Los Angeles in August 1962. The small cabin where she stayed still stands and is part of a tour offered by the resort. Sinatra renovated the Cal Neva, adding the celebrity showroom and a helicopter pad on the roof. He used tunnels to shuffle mobsters and celebrities beneath the resort so they wouldn’t be seen by the general public, said Carl Buehler, a bartender who leads tours at the resort. The tunnels were built in the late 1920s so liquor could be smuggled in during Prohibition, he said. “This was one of the hottest casinos in Nevada when Frank owned it,” Buehler said. “Frank had all the stars coming in and out of here, and it was always packed with people. I think the history is what keeps the Cal Neva going.” Sinatra’s gambling license was stripped by the Nevada Gaming Control Board after Chicago mobster Sam Giancana was spotted on the premises. Richard Bosworth, Canyon Capital Realty Advisors senior director, said the Los Angelesbased financial institution that

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Marilyn Monroe talks with Frank Sinatra at the Cal Neva Lodge in 1959 in Crystal Bay, Nev.

The Cal Neva Lodge in Crystal Bay, Nev., is seen in the early 1980s.

The front entrance of the Cal Neva Resort Casino has owned the rustic resort since last year has held discussions with several gambling-license holders who have expressed an interest in managing the casino. He noted the rest of the property, including restaurants and the showroom now named for Sinatra, will remain open. The company has overseen significant turnarounds in non-gambling operations such as hotel and wedding bookings since becoming the landmark’s owner through foreclosure. “We have worked hard to successfully stabilize business operations over the past year, and we are confident that an

operator shift at the casino will only further enhance the value of the Cal Neva resort,” Bosworth said in a statement. Former Nevada state Archivist Guy Rocha said he questions whether the casino will be able to reopen because of the decline in Nevada’s gambling business. The Cal Neva’s colorful past isn’t enough to draw younger gamblers not as familiar with Sinatra and other celebrities who entertained there more than 50 years ago, he said. “People just aren’t coming in the numbers to gamble like they used to,” Rocha said. “The Cal Neva doesn’t capture

people’s imagination the way it once did.” The Cal Neva is one of Nevada’s first legal casinos. The present resort was built in 1937, when a fire destroyed the original lodge that had opened in 1926. Before Sinatra’s tenure, Judy Garland first performed at the lodge in 1935 at the age of 13. Canyon Capital took over the Cal Neva after foreclosing on a $25 million loan to its prior owner, financier Ezri Namvar. A two-state auction of the property last year netted no bidders. Namvar bought the Cal Neva from Chuck Bluth in 2005. At a meeting last week, Lake Tahoe casino owners agreed the local gambling industry is in sharp decline and the current status quo is not a viable option. “The cost of doing nothing is considerable,” said John Koster, regional president of Harrah’s Northern Nevada. Mike Bradford, president of Lakeside Inn and Casino in Stateline, said he has had to lay off about 100 employees since 2006.

Teacher who inspired ‘Stand and Deliver’ film dies LOs anGELEs (aP) — Jaime Escalante, who transformed a tough East Los Angeles high school by motivating struggling inner-city students to master advanced math, became one of America’s most famous teachers and inspired the movie “Stand and Deliver.” He died Tuesday at age 79 after battling cancer for several years, family friend Keith Miller said. Escalante used his outsized personality to goad his working-class Mexican-American students to succeed, said Elsa Bolado, 45, one of his former pupils. Bolado, now an elementary school teacher and trainer, remembers Escalante’s charisma, the way he built her confidence with long hours of solving problems and how he inspired her career choice with his unorthodox approach to learning. “Teaching is an art form. There’s a lot of practicioners and very few artists. He was a

mitment and belief that all students can achieve excellence set an example for us all,” Schwarzenegger said. “His talent, hard work and dedication in the classroom changed the lives of countless students.” Escalante was a teacher in La Paz before he emigrated to the U.S.

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most dangerous myths of our time — that inner city students can’t be expected to perform at the highest levels,” Olmos said. “Because of him, that destructive idea has been shattered forever.” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Escalante “shared in my belief that anything is possible in California.” “He put everything he had into becoming an inspirational teacher whose passion, com-



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Wife thinks stay-at-home dad should get up and go Dear Abby: I have been married to “Roy” for 27 years. For the past 14, he has been a stayat-home dad. He took on the primary job of raising our two kids, now ages 13 and 16, while my career soared. The problem is, we never agreed to this arrangement. Roy left his job at a critical time out of anger and missed out on some major retraining. He kept saying he’d start his own business or get work, but he never did. He also never made up for the loss in skills. Instead, he stayed home, moped about, and now at 56 would have serious difficulty finding a job in his field if he wanted to. (I don’t think he really wants to anymore.) Roy is not happy or fulfilled being at home and does nothing to get going on anything else. I’m so frustrated with him I can no longer stand it. I’m ashamed that I let this happen. For the last few years I have told him repeatedly he has to get busy with a career, go back to school, something — anything — or



else. But each deadline I set passes with no change. Should I leave him? — Miserable in Minnesota Dear Miserable: Not yet. Your husband may be chronically depressed, which is why he mopes around and has given up on establishing himself independent of you. Instead of giving Roy more ultimatums that are never enforced, encourage him to talk to a psychologist. It isn’t as though he has spent the last 15 years being idle. If your children are living up to their potential, his time has been well-spent being a nurturing parent. While I understand your frustration at being the sole breadwinner, recognize that you are not alone in that role


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — This is likely to be one of those days in which you will be in the right spot at the right time through nothing you’ll perceive or do, but just by chance. Be sure to take advantage of something really good. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Make an effort to mix and mingle today, if you can. New social contacts you establish at this time could be of enormous importance in bringing something really good into your life. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Finally, after laboring for some time to achieve an objective of great significance, you could make a breakthrough today. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Once again you will find yourself quite fortunate with a situation or development in which you previously struck gold. Whatever it is, keep enjoying the good things it brings. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Forced changes or adjustments are likely to work out in your favor, so don’t be resistant to going along with surprise happenings. What occurs will work to your ultimate benefit. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — What you are hoping to accomplish today is doable, provided you are teamed up with the right allies. Once you are, everything will fall into place without too much effort on your part. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — When it comes to your material affairs, it looks like you are riding a very fortunate wave at this point in time. The very least of what you can expect is to make more money than you anticipated. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Your uplifting attitude, along with your natural charisma, make you a very appealing person to be around today. Socially speaking, you shouldn’t be too surprised by your popularity. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Focus on your most meaningful objective today because with Dame Fortune making sure everything goes right, you shouldn’t have too much trouble wrapping it up to your complete satisfaction. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Do not be reluctant to mingle among your peers, in both work and social settings. You could learn things today that will turn out to be of great value to you in each venue. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You’re in one of those special, albeit brief, cycles in which you are capable of handling two separate important objectives simultaneously, and will do a splendid job with each. Make today count. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — This might be one of those rare days when you seem to find yourself in the right spot at the right time to take advantage of something big that is going on. Don’t pass up this heaven-sent chance.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I have been reading your column for many years in our hometown newspaper and I agree with your advice most of the time. But when you say that parents should find a better way to discipline children than to spank and paddle them, I cringe. Didn’t you ever hear of the Good Book saying, “spare the rod and spoil the child”? My brother and I were spanked and paddled when we were disciplined, and we turned out to be law-abiding citizens. I spanked or paddled my two daughters and they turned out to be good people Did I convince you to change your mind? — Father, Huntington, Ind. Father: You didn’t convince me because I’m simply against the inflicting of pain on any living creature — be it a dog, horse or a human being — as a form of discipline. When I’m asked for advice, I will never recommend corporal punishment. Parents are going to do what they feel is best when it comes to disciplining their children, and I realize I will never convince most parents who use the “rod” to try other methods. For those who are uncertain about effective discipline, however, I may have some influence. While the familiar line, “Spare the rod and spoil the child” was penned several centuries ago by the English poet Samuel Butler, the Book of Proverbs does contain a close approximation to those words. I choose not to take the word “rod” literally, but to see it as the psalmist’s exhortation to set clear limits for children. I’d put it this way: “Spare the discipline and spoil the child.” Explaining what a child did wrong and letting the child know that it shouldn’t happen again, followed by a hug, is effective in most cases. For some teens, no form of discipline, either “soft” or “hard,” will be effective. But I’d rather err on the side of causing no pain. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

these days. Many women are the heads of households, and they are not dumping their husbands en masse. Also, if your situation hasn’t met both your needs it would have been over by now. So before making any hardand-fast decision about leaving, consult an attorney and gain some insight about divorce laws in Minnesota, because regardless of what you decide, you could find yourself supporting Roy for an extended period of time. Dear Abby: When we were younger, my sister “Kara” and I were sexually abused by our pastor. Kara is now in counseling because of this, and she’s insisting I do the same. I told her I have no need for or desire to get therapy, and now she’s angry with me. What my sister doesn’t know is that I submitted to our pastor willingly. When I became pregnant by him at 16, I lied to my family and told them the child was a result of a one-night stand. I am no longer involved

with this man, although we parted on good terms and he continues to support our child. Should I tell my sister the truth so she’ll understand why I am reluctant to seek counseling? — Conflicted in Massachusetts Dear Conflicted: You should not only tell your sister the truth, you should also join her in some of those counseling sessions. While you had sex with your pastor “willingly,” you were underage. What the man did was predatory and statutory rape. If he would do this to you and your sister, what makes you think he isn’t doing it to other young girls right now? By staying silent, you may be enabling him to continue. If you are doing it for the money, there are other ways of getting support for your child. Please rethink this.

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

Anti-inflammatory drugs ease degenerative disc pain Dear Dr. Gott: I have recently been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. I am 69 and also have osteoarthritis. My symptoms are groin, knee, hip and thigh pain — all on the left side. What treatment would you recommend? I take 12 prescription medications and 13 supplements. I’m allergic to penicillin, Demerol, codeine and Vancomycin. Dear Reader: The spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. A disc that contains a soft, jelly-like inner layer cushions each vertebra. The discs in our backs can be compared with shock absorbers on a car. During activity, they absorb jarring and movements while allowing you to bend and flex in a variety of positions. As we age, the normal wear and tear on these “shock absorbers” is known as disc degeneration. The discs may lose some of their water content, making them less capable of performing as effectively as they did before. The result is pain, numbness, weakness and the inability to function effectively. Risk factors other than age include height, excess body weight, a history of smoking and physical activity. Men taller than 5 feet 11 inches and women taller than 5 feet 7 inches have an increased risk for developing disc disease. The additional weight some people carry puts more stress on discs. A history of smoking decreases oxygen levels in the blood and deprives the body of necessary nutrients. Finally, activity such as frequent heavy lifting, sitting for hours at a time at work, or playing high-impact sports can cause problems. Over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or topical creams might relieve some symptoms. If you are a runner or enjoy high-impact activity, consider making a change to something less strenuous. Cold compresses should work to reduce inflammation initially. Following that, consider using heat. Conservative treatment can include water aerobics, gentle yoga, tai chi, acupuncture, massage and physical therapy. Exercise in moderation is endorsed. Bed rest may be necessary for a day or two; however, inactivity isn’t always a good thing. Too much rest will result in a loss of muscle strength, which will make symptoms worse and delay recovery. Osteoarthritis affects almost everyone as we age. It is a joint disease caused by the breakdown of cartilage, commonly occurring in the hips, knees, feet and spine. Healthy cartilage is smooth, flexible and elastic, allowing for easy movement. With osteoarthritis, the surface of the cartilage softens, frays and cracks. With continued breakdown, the ends of bones thicken and



form spurs at points where ligaments attach to bone. Again, normal wear and tear of the joints over time is to blame. I don’t know what your other medical conditions are, but I suggest you speak with the prescriber(s) regarding discontinuing some of your prescription drugs.

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Facebook to scrap ‘become fan’ for ‘like’ NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is about to change the way it asks its users to connect to brands on the site. Instead of asking people to “become a fan” of companies such as Starbucks, Facebook will let them click on a button that indicates they “like” the brand. Facebook already lets people show that they like comments or pictures posted on the site, and it says users click that term almost twice as much as they click “become a fan.” Facebook said changing the button will make them more comfortable with linking up with a brand. Facebook had no immediate comment about the move Tuesday, but a memo from the company to advertisers about the change has been widely circulated online. Businesses use Facebook pages, which are free to create, to connect with their customers and promote their brands. Facebook makes money from the advertisements these companies often use to draw users to their pages. The average user becomes a fan of four pages each month, according to Facebook. “The idea of liking a brand is a much more natural action than (becoming a fan) of a brand,” said Michael Lazerow, CEO of Buddy Media, which helps companies establish their brands and advertise on social networks such as Facebook. “In many ways it’s a lower threshold.” But while it might seem to be less of a commitment to declare that you “like” say, Coca-Cola than to announce you are a fan of it, the meaning essentially would stay the same: Your Facebook friends would see that you clicked that you “like” a page, and such pages would still be listed on your Facebook profile for anyone to see. Facebook did not say whether the change will apply to all pages, such as those for celebrities or musicians — where the term “fan” is still appropriate — or just brands. The world’s largest online social network is known for constantly tweaking the way users experience the site. This often draws loud complaints, but Facebook continues to draw millions of new fans. More than half of its 400 million users log in every day.


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assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loan Servicing, Wednesday, March 31, 2010 LP by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid $ Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 529 Instrument #276106; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of February, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust subPOSSIBLE OWNER stituted and appointed Emily FINANCING AVAILABLE Kaye Courteau as Trustee in Covered gallery front porch said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the offers commanding view from office of the aforesaid hilltop location! 2 bedrooms, Chancery Clerk in Book 1 bath, living/dining room, 1506 at Page 530 Instrument kitchen, pantry/laundry room, covered back porch, aluminum windows Immaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath home, with #276107; and w/ storm protection, storage building, deep lot w/ parking for multiple WHEREAS, default having spacious master suite and sunroom situated vehicles, new paint & landscaping. been made in the payments on large lot with large air conditioned workshop. of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 7th day of April, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer 601-634-8303 Office for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren 601-218-8201 Mobile County Courthouse at Vicks-103 Pear Orchard Drive Eric Wooley for cash to 1022 Monroe St. • Vicksburg, MS 39183-2552 burg, Mississippi, ® 601-636-3116 or 601-594-1261 the REALTOR highestASSOCIATE bidder, the lowing described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Begin at the Southeast corner of Lot 2, Dyer Realty PUBLIC NOTICE FREE TO GOOD HOME! Company Subdivision as IN THE CHANCERY Under the provisions of Female Cat, 2 years old, recorded in Deed Book 116, spade and de-clawed. 601COURT OF WARREN page 78 of the Land Records Paragraph 447.205, Volume 831-2978 or 601-636-3907. of Warren County, Mississip- 42, Code of Federal COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Regulations, public notice is pi, which point also marks IN RE: ESTATE OF FREE TO GOOD HOME! hereby given to an the Northwest Corner of the LONNIE LYTLE WILSON, Labradors, black, 3 months amendment of the existing intersection of High Street old, one female, one male, Medicaid State Plan and Lane Road, (which has DECEASED shots and wormed. Call regarding reimbursement been re-named Weems PROBATE NO. 601-415-9501. rates for vision providers, our Street); thence run North 33 2010-041 PR Transmittal # 2010-016. degrees and 15 minutes KEEP UP WITH all the loNOTICE TO CREDITORS The proposed State Plan East a distance of 104.4 feet cal news and sales...Subamendment enables the Dialong the West side right of LONNIE LYTLE WILSON scribe to The Vicksburg vision of Medicaid to change way of Weems Street; Letters Testamentary on the Post TODAY!! Call 601thence North 63 degrees and the reimbursement rates for Estate of Lonnie Lytle Wilson 636-4545, Circulation. vision providers; to reflect 45 minutes West a distance having been granted on the of 76.3 feet; thence South 14 necessary cost containment TAX REFUND TIME is measures pursuant to degrees and 00 minutes 19th day of March, 2010 by near! Fast IRS Electronic Mississippi Code Annotated West a distance of 121.8 Filing, let WWISCAA do it! the Chancery Court of Section 43-13-117; and, to feet; thence South 86 deFREE! Begins Tuesday, reimburse in compliance with Warren County, Mississippi grees and 16 minutes East a 19, 2010, Monday42 U.S.C.A. 1396a(a)(30)A. distance of 40.0 feet along to the undersigned Executor January Friday, 10am-6pm, SaturThe estimated annual aggrethe North side right of way of of the Estate of Lonnie Lytle days by appointment 9amgate expenditures of the DiHigh Street to the Point of 1pm. Call 601-638-2474, Wilson, deceased, notice is Beginning. All being a part of vision of Medicaid, Office of 2022 Cherry Street. hereby given to all persons the Governor, are expected Lot 2, Dyer Realty Company Subdivision, and is located in to reduce annual having claims against said expenditures by $762,129 as estate to present said claims Section 27, Township 16 a result of this State Plan North, Range 3 East, to the Clerk of this Court for amendment. Vicksburg, Warren County, The State Plan amendment probate and registration Mississippi. “Credit problems? will authorize a rate reducI will only convey such title according to law, within No problem!” tion for vision providers. as is vested in me as ninety (90) days from the first No way. The Federal A copy of the proposed plan Substitute Trustee publication of this notice or Trade Commission says WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, amendment will be available no company can legally in each county health depart- said claims will be forever this day March 12, 2010 remove accurate and timely ment office and in the DeEmily Kaye Courteau barred. information from your credit partment of Human Services Substitute Trustee THIS the 19th day of March, report. Learn about managoffice in Issaquena County 2309 Oliver Road ing credit and debt at 2010 for review. Monroe, LA 71201 Written comments may be (318) 330-9020 WILLIAM G. BIEDENHARN, A message from sent to the Division of cab/F08-3173 Executor The Vicksburg Post Medicaid, Office of the Publish: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31(3t) Publish: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7(3t) and the FTC. Governor, Walter Sillers Building, Suite1000, 550 IN THE CHANCERY High Street, Jackson, COURT OF WARREN Mississippi 39201-1399. COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI Comments will be available IN RE: ESTATE OF for public review at the BURFORD J. PAGE, JR., above address. DECEASED Copies of the proposed plan PROBATE NO. amendments are also 2010-035-PR available on the Division's NOTICE TO CREDITORS website at HYPERLINK BURFOD J. PAGE, JR. " of Administration on gov" the Estate of Burford J. Robert Robinson Page, Jr. having been Executive Director granted on the 19th day of Division of Medicaid March, 2010 by the Office of the Governor Chancery Court of Warren March 22, 2010 County, Mississippi, to the Publish: 3/29, 3/31(2t) undersigned Administratrix of the Estate of Burford J. Page, Jr., deceased, notice The following vehicles are Discover a new world of is hereby given to all persons considered abandoned and having claims against said will be sold for charges o p po rt unit y w it h estate to present said claims incurred. to the Clerk of this Court for 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass T h e V i c k sburg Post Classifieds. probate and registration Supreme according to law, within VIN# 13R47AAR506287 ninety (90) days from the first 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass publication of this notice or Supreme said claims will be forever VIN# 1G3AR47A1ER312525 barred. R&B Auto Repair THIS the 19th day of 714 Main Street March, 2010 Vicksburg, MS 39180 ANNE J. PAGE, Date of Sale: 4/15/2010 Administratrix Time of Sale: 9:00 A.M. Publish: 3/24, 3/31, 4/7(3t) Publish: 3/31, 4/7, 4/14(3t)

01. Legals

Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 29th day of March, 1985 and acknowledged on the 29th day of March, 1985, Kenneth Ray Green, single and Varie Denise Kemp aka Varie D Kemp, single, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto P.E. Davis, Trustee for Collateral Investment Company, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in DT Book 735 at Page 512 #9228; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to BAC Home Loan Servicing, LP f/k/a Countrywide Home Loan Servicing, LP by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 529 Instrument #276106; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of February, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 530 Instrument #276107; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 7th day of April, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Begin at the Southeast corner of Lot 2, Dyer Realty Company Subdivision as recorded in Deed Book 116, page 78 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, which point also marks the Northwest Corner of the intersection of High Street and Lane Road, (which has been re-named Weems Street); thence run North 33 degrees and 15 minutes East a distance of 104.4 feet along the West side right of way of Weems Street; thence North 63 degrees and 45 minutes West a distance of 76.3 feet; thence South 14 degrees and 00 minutes West a distance of 121.8 feet; thence South 86 degrees and 16 minutes East a distance of 40.0 feet along theTeachers, North sidestay-at-home right of way of High Street to the Point of parents, college Beginning. All being astudents, part of Lotnurses. 2, Dyer .Realty Company . they’re all Subdivision, and is located in Section 27, Township 16 delivering the newspaper North, Range 3 East, in their Warren spare time and Vicksburg, County, Mississippi. earning extra income! I will only convey such title easy -inand it’s a great asIt’s is vested me as Substitute Trustee way to earn extra cash. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day March 12, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road join Monroe, LA To 71201 (318) 330-9020 The Vicksburg Post cab/F08-3173 newspaper team Publish: 3/17, 3/24, 3/31(3t)

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

24. Business Services

07. Help Wanted

24. Business Services

2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • 601-638-6243

05. Notices BABY SONGBIRDS. If you find injured or orphaned baby songbirds, call us at 601-636-7862.

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

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05. Notices Effective December 8, 2009 The Horizon Casino chip’s are discontinued. You may redeem Horizon Casino chip’s during normal business hours at the casino cage through April 30, 2010.

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07. Help Wanted

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

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3514 OAK STREET Beautiful view of Mississippi River. Separate living and dining, front & side screened porch. Vinyl siding. New roof in 2007. A handy man's dream with a beautiful view of the river. $ 55,000


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07. Help Wanted BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.


601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. 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.

CAMELLIA HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE RN full or part-time, opening to join our hospice team. Also, seeks on-call hospice RN (flexible schedules available). Call 601-9329066 or fax resume to 601-933-0811 CDL DRIVER. 5 years experience, clear record. No phone calls. Apply in person at Keys Recycling Center 4385 Highway 61 North.


Is the one you love hurting you?

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


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.)

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

KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND! German Shepherd mixed, male, no collar. Halls Ferry Road near Hawkins Church. Call 601415-6996.

FOUND! MALE PUPPY. GOLDEN color mixed breed, found in the Culkin area. 601-6384189, 601-415-1536.

FOUND! BLACK AND WHITE female cat with pink collar. Openwood Plantation area. Call 601-636-4086.

LOST! SMALL BLACK PUG. Missing from the 3700 block of Halls Ferry, went missing March 26, has limp in left rear leg, partially blind. 601831-5638.

COOK POSITION OPEN Taking applications MondayFriday from 9am-11am. Apply in person at Goldies Bar-B-Q 2430 South Frontage Road GENERAL LABORERS and Cutters needed. No phone calls. Apply in person at Keys Recycling Center 4385 Highway 61 North.


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Drivers: Owner Ops!! Vans/ Tanks 90% Dedicated Drop/Hook.

Resumes are being accepted for a Full-Time Kindergarten/ Daycare Director. MS Health Dept. qualifications. Send resume to P.O. Box 820772, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2010.

Avg Gross $2500-$6000/WK.

CDL-A 3 yrs OTR exp. Min. 25yoa. 800-381-5559

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

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


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

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

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

   BEAUTIFUL BUNNIES AT Vicksburg Farm Supply, Highway 61 North. $15 each. Feed, cages, waterers, feeders. Thursday, April 1st- Saturday, April 3rd . CKC REGISTERED POMERANIAN. 5 months, shots, female. $200. Pug/Yorkie mix, Porkie. Female, 10 weeks, shots, $50. 601-529-3669.


Highway 61 South


Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

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

SOCIAL WORKER MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00-4:30 We offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance, PTO & 401K-Plan for full time employees Apply in Person at: Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

SMITH & WESSON Victory Model .38 Caliber, good condition, $300. Ruger Mini 30 with many accessories, $675. 601-638-7706.




600 Jackson St, Vicksburg ENDURANCE E4 ELLIPTICAL Trainer $500 or best offer. Ab Lounge $50. Call 601-831-5507, after 5pm. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FOR THE BEST prices on furniture at 7059 Fisher Ferry Road, Sandy's 3 Way Convenience Store and Deli, factory direct furniture corner of Fisher Ferry and Jeff Davis Road. 601-6368429. INVACARE MODEL 9000 electric wheel chair with battery charger. Never used. $700. Call 601-415-0981. NEW GENERATORS


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

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens

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Live Crawfish $2.25/ lb

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Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

07. Help Wanted

Need Additional Income? Be Your Own Boss Immediately earn $800-$1300 for only $99 investment Call Margie at Naleka Pewterware

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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17. Wanted To Buy

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales 1 FOREST HILL CIRCLE. Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Noon. Drum set, bar stools, chairs, Game Cube. 1225 WARRIORS TRAIL. Wednesday through Sunday 8am- until. Prom dresses, new condition. Antique glassware, dresser, clothing (sizes 4, 6, 10, 12, ladies, some junior, assorted). Gas heater, too much to list. 601415-6454 for information. 2600 CLAY STREET, the old T.D.'s Tires building. Friday and Saturday 6am-until. Furniture, appliances, pots and pans, children's Fall clothes and shoes and more! What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

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

7 HORSE POWER Troybilt Tiller. Excellent condition, $600. Snapper riding lawn mower, $250. 601636-7634 Monday- Friday. CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP, headless, frozen. Frog legs. Crawfish. Alligator. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1901 North Frontage Road. 601-638-7001.


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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


Grass cutting, general yard clean up, erosion and drainage repair. Call 601-630-7085 QUALITY PAINTING and Pressure Washing for the lowest price. Call Willie Walker at 601-638-2107. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168. SPRING CLEANING ON your list? Let us do the work for you! Quality Cleaning, painting, power washing. Free estimates, 601-2149805.





(601-924-8670) WILL MOVE YOU easy, fast and cheaper. Just call, 601-630-9196, 601-5290809. YOU ARE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR LAWN SERVICE. Will beat any price, guaranteed. 601-218-4236.

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

28. Furnished Apartments CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg.

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

NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

CENTRAL HEAT/ AIR, cable, convenient location. Deposit $200. 601-529-7146, leave message.

WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

3216 Washington

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

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


1977 FORD F-600, Bucket Truck. 50 foot working height, good condition. Great electrical company or tree cutter. Must sell. 601-301-1946.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

27. Rooms For Rent

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

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28. Furnished Apartments

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1 bedroom apartments, $400. 2 bedroom townhouse, new paint/ carpet, $500, $300 deposit. 601-631-0805. 1 LARGE BEDROOM, near downtown. $400 monthly, plus deposit. Call 601631-1413.


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Cathedral hands St. Al its first loss By Jeff Edwards The Natchez Democrat

rebels fall Dayton tops Ole Miss in NIT semifinals Story/D3

NATCHEZ — St. Al’s 14-game winning streak dating back to last season is no more, thanks to Cathedral pitcher Dylan White. White shut down the powerful bats of St. Aloysius and held the Flashes to just eight hits in an 11-5 win. “This is the first time we have really been held down all year,” St. Al coach Clint Wilkerson said. “That White kid pitched an outstanding game. He just wanted it a little more than we did.”

Gators’ comeback stuns rival Clinton From staff reports

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Cathedral (11-1, 3-0 Division 7-1A) gave St. Al (11-1, 4-1) its first loss of the season and moved into sole possession of first place in the division. Cathedral essentially can wrap up the division title when the teams meet again on Thursday night at Bazinsky Field. Despite the loss, the defending Class 1A champion St. Al has already clinched a playoff berth. “I know that St. Al is going to swing the bats on ThursSee St. Al, Page D3.

Cathedral’s Semmes White slides safely into second as St. Aloysius’s Pierson Waring reaches for the throw during Tuesday’s game in Natchez.

With one big comeback, the Vicksburg Gators got a leg up in the Division 4-6A playoff race. Lamar Anthony’s tworun single in the bottom of the seventh inning brought in the winning runs as the Gators rallied from three runs down to beat Clinton 4-3 Tuesday night at Bazinsky Field. The victory moved Vicksburg (9-7, 2-1) into second place in the division, two games ahead of Clinton (6-9, 0-3) and 21⁄2 behind Warren

Eagles hammer Calvary

march madness Final Four schedule All games on CBS Saturday 5:07 p.m. - Butler vs. Michigan State 7:47 p.m. - Duke vs. West Virginia

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On TV 7 p.m. ESPN — The college stars of tomorrow, and the NBA’s stars the day after that, will be on display in the McDonald’s AllAmerica Game tonight.

WhO’s hOT SISSY HEARN Warren Central softball player hit an overthe-fence homer and two doubles to lead the Lady Vikes to a 10-4 win over Terry on Tuesday. Prep softball roundup/ D3

sidelines NCAA denies Sidney’s appeal STARKVILLE (AP) — The Division I Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee has denied Mississippi State’s appeal of the NCAA’s penalty against basketball player Renardo Sidney. The independent committee’s decision closes the 11-month investigation into the top prospect’s eligibility, a Tuesday news release from the school said. Sidney missed his entire freshman season and will sit out the first 30 percent of next season — likely nine games — as conditions of reinstatement for an unethical conduct charge and impermissible benefits the NCAA says he received. The NCAA accused Sidney of lying to investigators and ruled earlier this month that he will have to sit out about nine games next season and repay extra benefits he received as a high school player in Los Angeles. The school only appealed the suspension and did not appeal the $11,800 financial penalty.


La. Pick 3: 0-3-0 La. Pick 4: 8-6-6-6 Weekly results: D2

Central. Vicksburg and Clinton will play again on Thursday night in Clinton. The Gators had to scrap to win the first meeting against the Arrows. They trailed 3-0 and had just one hit going into the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday before making their comeback. Anthony led off the sixth with a double, then scored on a two-out single up the middle by Cody Waddell. Jacob Thomas went all seven innings for the Gators to get the win. He scattered six hits.

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Mississippi State’s Jonathan Ogden turns a double play as Ole Miss’ Alex Yarbrough tries to break it up during Tuesday’s Governor’s Cup at Trustmark Park in Pearl. Below, Yarbrough turns the tables by forcing Mississippi State’s Russ Sneed at second and then throwing to first to finish a double play of his own.

Goforth shines as Rebels knock off MSU By Steve Wilson PEARL — If Tuesday’s Governor’s Cup game was an audition for a Sunday starter for Ole Miss, two candidates rose to the top of the heap. David Goforth, who came into his first career start with an 8.13 ERA, picked up the victory, and Matt Tracy earned his first career save with three straight strikeouts as Ole Miss defeated Mississippi State 5-3 at Trustmark Park. Goforth was happy with the results. “I really think my command with all three pitches, even the changeup, I was able to locate with that,” Goforth said. “I left a few of them up, but for the most part, I was able to locate the changeup and the slider was really good tonight.” Tracy took the hill in the ninth with one on after reliever Brett Huber gave up a single. Tracy struck out the final three Bulldogs he faced with clockwork precision to end the contest. State’s pitching was a rough patchwork, with five arms seeing duty. Freshman starter C.C. Watson lasted just 21⁄3 innings in his first start, giving up four hits and three runs, two of

cOllege BAseBAll them earned. The big inning for the Rebels was the second, when they put three runs on the board against Watson. Catcher Taylor Hightower singled in the first run and another scored on Kevin Mort’s single when Luke Adkins’ throw home was mishandled by catcher Cody Freeman. Tim Ferguson’s sacrifice fly made it 3-0. “We pitched OK,” MSU

coach John Cohen said. “That second inning, Watts (Watson) is a guy that goes 88-90 and he was 80, 82, so I have no idea what was going on with that.” The Rebels (20-6) scratched across another run in the fifth on Matt Smith’s sacrifice fly. The key was the work of Goforth, who for 52⁄3 innings held the Bulldogs to two hits. State’s Connor Powers finally ended the dominance in the sixth by launching a fastball into

the home bullpen for a two-run homer, cutting it to 4-2 and ending Goforth’s outing. It was the first home run in the four-year history of the Governor’s Cup at Trustmark and the seventh home run yielded by Goforth this season. The Rebels added another run in the seventh as Smith scored off a misplayed ball by Sam Frost, who couldn’t handle a double-play dribbler. But again, the Rebels were unable to land the knockout blow with runners in scoring position. They stranded 10 baserunners. “It was a little bit of a different game for us offensively,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “It was the first time in a while that we’ve left runners, especially in scoring position. That’s our forte, getting the timely hits, but tonight, we weren’t able to get them in.” The Bulldogs (14-11) threatened in the bottom of the seventh, but left runners at second and third. They did get a run back in the eighth on an RBI groundout by Ryan Collins, but Freeman struck out to end the inning. Mississippi State left five runners on base, four of them in scoring position, in the seventh and eighth innings.

An aching thigh muscle and a dizzy spell knocked Porters Chapel Academy ace Montana McDaniel out of Tuesday’s game with Calvary Christian. The Eagles’ bats knocked out the Cougars. The Eagles scored nine runs over their final two atbats to blast the visiting Cougars 13-3 and move into sole possession of first place in MAIS District 5-A. With the victory, the defending Class A champions all but sewed up their 12th consecutive playoff berth and gained the inside track to the district championship. Calvary Christian slipped to 10-2 overall and 4-2 in the district. “That’s something Montana I’ve been talkMcDaniel ing to them about and that is to finish the game. We did that and now we’re in first place in our conference,” Bourne said. “I really liked the production we got from the bottom three in the order.” Most prominent of the three was No. 8 hitter Richie Bufkin. The freshman hit his first high school home run, a solo shot to left field, then added a double to start a fiverun rally in the fifth inning that ended the game by run rule. “I think Little League was the last time I hit a home run,” Bufkin said. “I got a fastball down the middle.” Bufkin was one of four Eagles with two or more hits. Kreuz Federick had three, including a double in the fifth inning that scored Matthew Warren to make it 12-3. Reed Gordon then singled to left to score Federick to finish the game. Warren had two hits, including a double, and also scored three runs. Colby Rushing had three hits. A concern for the Eagles, however, is the health of their ace pitcher, McDaniel. He was not sharp from the start, needing 27 pitches to get out of the first inning. He issued his fourth walk with two outs in the second before getting a strikeout to end the inning. Two errors and a hit by Matt Seward helped the Cougars tie the game at 1 in the third. See PCA, Page D3.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA 9 p.m. ESPN - Golden State at Utah PREP BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN - McDonald’s All-America Game, East vs. West SOCCER 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Women’s national teams, U.S. vs. Mexico TENNIS Noon FSN - ATP/WTA Tour, Sony Ericsson Open 8 p.m. FSN - ATP/WTA Tour, Sony Ericsson Open


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Golf St. Al wins match at Clear Creek Chris Ingram shot an even-par 36 to earn medalist honors, and St. Aloysius won a nine-hole, threeteam match against Puckett and Warren Central on Tuesday at Clear Creek Golf Course. St. Al had a team total of 156. Warren Central was second with 176 and Puckett shot 204. WC’s Parker Rutherford was second in the individual standings with a 37, and St. Al’s Nick Mekus was third with a 38.

College baseball South Alabama rallies to beat Southern Miss MOBILE, Ala. — Southern Miss had a big inning. Then South Alabama had a bigger comeback. South Alabama scored 10 unanswered runs Tuesday night to overcome a nine-run deficit and beat Southern Miss 14-13. Sean Laird went 4-for-4 with a two RBIs for the Jaguars (18-10), and Jake Overstreet’s solo home run in the bottom of the eighth completed their comeback. Southern Miss scored eight runs in the top of the fourth — half of them on Joey Archer’s grand slam to take a 12-3 lead. South Alabama scored six runs in the fifth inning, however, then added two more in the sixth before tying it on Taylor White’s RBI single in the seventh.

Gordon leads DSU over Belhaven Former Warren Central star Josh Gordon hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as Delta State outlasted Belhaven 18-11 on Tuesday. Delta State (21-10-1) had twelve hits and scored four or more runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings. After Belhaven scored six runs in the top of the sixth to cut DSU’s lead to 12-10, the Statesmen scored six times in the bottom of the inning to go up 18-10. Timmy Foster was 3-for-5 with two home runs and six RBIs for Belhaven (26-10).

College football USM lineman Newsom dismissed from team HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss football coach Larry Fedora said senior offensive lineman Trevor Newsom has been dismissed from the squad for violation of team policy. Fedora made the announcement Tuesday in a release from the school.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 31 1909 — Baseball’s National Commission rules that players who jump contracts will be suspended for five years. Players joining outlaw organizations will be suspended for three years as punishment for going outside organized baseball. 1961 — The Pacific Coast League’s proposal to use a designated hitter for the pitcher is rejected by the Professional Baseball Rules Committee by a vote of 8-1. 1975 — UCLA beats Kentucky 92-85 for its 10th NCAA basketball title under head coach John Wooden. Wooden finishes with a 620-147 career record after announcing his retirement two days earlier. 1997 — Martina Hingis becomes the youngest No. 1 player in tennis history. The 16-year-old Swiss, who claimed her fifth title of 1997 at the Lipton Championships on March 29, supplants Steffi Graf in the WTA Tour rankings.

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SCOREBOARD Major League Baseball Spring Training

Tuesday’s Games Houston 5, Philadelphia 2 Tampa Bay 9, Boston 9, tie Florida 9, Washington 5 Atlanta 9, N.Y. Yankees (ss) 6 Detroit 10, Baltimore 9 Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Texas 4, Arizona 2 L.A. Angels 1, Milwaukee 1, tie, 10 innings Chicago Cubs 5, San Francisco 3 San Diego 7, Cincinnati 5 Chicago White Sox 2, Oakland 0 Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 N.Y. Yankees (ss) 5, Toronto 3 Kansas City 7, Cleveland 2 Today’s Games Houston vs. Atlanta, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (ss) vs. N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Toronto vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay vs. Minnesota (ss), 12:05 p.m. Boston vs. Baltimore, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Florida vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Kansas City vs. San Diego, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. Seattle vs. Texas, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Oakland, 3:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. L.A. Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs (ss), 3:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati vs. L.A. Dodgers, 9:05 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida vs. St. Louis, 12:05 p.m. Washington vs. N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Baltimore vs. Tampa Bay, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston, 12:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. Detroit (ss), 12:05 p.m. Detroit (ss) vs. Houston, 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto, 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia, 12:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Kansas City, 2:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. L.A. Angels, 2:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle, 2:05 p.m. Colorado vs. Chicago Cubs, 3:05 p.m. Texas vs. Cincinnati, 3:05 p.m. Arizona (ss) vs. Milwaukee, 3:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 9:15 p.m.

College Baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............20-5................................5-1 Vanderbilt......................22-4................................4-2 Florida............................18-6................................4-2 Georgia..........................9-15................................1-5 Kentucky........................17-8................................1-5 Tennessee.....................12-13..............................0-6


Team Overall SEC LSU................................20-3................................5-1 Ole Miss.......................20-6................................4-2 Auburn...........................17-7................................4-2 Arkansas........................19-5................................4-2 Alabama........................17-6................................2-4 Mississippi St..............14-11..............................2-4 Tuesday’s Games Kentucky 11, Cincinnati 2 Florida St. 7, Florida 2 South Carolina 10, The Citadel 1 Tennessee 9, Tennessee Tech 3 Vanderbilt 7, Wofford 2 Ole Miss 5, Mississippi St. 3 Alabama 7, Jacksonville State 3 Arkansas 18, Centenary 2 Today’s Games Centenary at Arkansas, 3:05 p.m. Western Kentucky at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Presbyterian College at Tennessee, 6 p.m. Wofford at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Auburn at Troy, 6 p.m. Binghamton at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Alabama vs. UAB, at Hoover, Ala., 6:30 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Tulane............................17-9................................2-1 UAB...............................14-8................................2-1 Houston.........................12-11..............................2-1 Memphis........................11-14..............................2-1 Central Florida...............16-10..............................1-2 Southern Miss.............14-10..............................1-2 Rice...............................14-12..............................1-2 Marshall.........................10-12..............................1-2 East Carolina.................17-8................................0-0 Tuesday’s Games East Carolina 8, Elon 0 Central Florida 11, Bethune-Cookman 8 South Alabama 14, Southern Miss 13 Southeastern Louisiana 3, Tulane 2 UAB 16, Alabama St. 6 Arkansas St. 6, Memphis 5 Rice 7, Lamar 2 Texas-San Antonio 6, Houston 5 Today’s Games Marshall at Eastern Kentucky, 2 p.m. Central Florida at Bethune-Cookman, 5 p.m. UNC Wilmington at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Alabama vs. UAB, at Hoover, Ala., 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Tuesday’s Games Union 4, Tougaloo 1 William Carey 9, Faulkner 2, 1st game William Carey 5, Faulkner 2, 2nd game Delta St. 18, Belhaven 11 Millsaps 19, Mississippi College 8 Stillman 10, Mississippi Valley St. 8 Ole Miss 5, Mississippi St. 3 South Alabama 14, Southern Miss 13 Today’s Games Stillman at Mississippi Valley St., 1 p.m. Tougaloo at Jackson St., 3 and 6 p.m. Union at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games East Texas Baptist at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. St. Mary’s at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m.


Calvary Christian.....................001 11 — 3 4 9 Porters Chapel.........................012 45 — 13 13 5 WP-Montana McDaniel (3-2). LP-Matt Seward. S-Matthew Warren. HR-Richie Bufkin (PC). 2B-Kreuz Federick (PC), Bufkin (PC), Warren (PC), Justin Sylvester (C), Seward (C). Multiple hits-Federick (PC) 3, Rushing (PC) 3, Warren (PC) 2, Bufkin (PC) 2, Seward (C) 2.


Clinton......................................002 001 0 — 3 6 1 Vicksburg.................................000 001 3 — 4 4 3 WP-Jacob Thomas (4-2). LP-Jayme Monroe. 2B-Taylor Brocato (V). Lamar Anthony (V), Akiko Thompson (C). Multiple hits-Kyle Washington (C) 2, Anthony (V) 2.


St. Aloysius..............................010 031 0—5 9 0 Cathedral.................................100 325 x—11 16 0 WP-Dylan White. LP-Regan Nosser (4-1). 2B-Blake Haygood (SA) 2, Ryno Martin-Nez (SA), Brendan Beesley (SA), Tyler Ballard (C) 2, Aaron White (C) 2. Multiple hits-White (C) 3, Hunter Foster (C) 3, Haygood (SA) 3, Ballard (C) 2, Colin Hammond (C) 2.


Warren Central........................304 100 0 —8 12 1 Greenville-Weston...................100 000 1 —2 4 2

WP-Jay Harper (4-2). 3B-Dylan Wooten (WC). 2B-Wooten (WC). Multiple hits-Wooten (WC) 3, Carlos Gonzalez (WC) 2, Colby Key (WC) 2, Jones (G) 2.


W y-Cleveland....................58 x-Orlando.......................52 x-Atlanta........................47 y-Boston........................47 Milwaukee......................41 Miami.............................40 Charlotte........................38 Toronto..........................36 Chicago.........................35 Indiana...........................28 New York.......................26 Philadelphia...................26 Detroit............................23 Washington....................21 New Jersey...................10

L 16 22 26 26 32 34 35 37 39 47 47 48 50 52 64

Pct .784 .703 .644 .644 .562 .541 .521 .493 .473 .373 .356 .351 .315 .288 .135


W L Pct x-L.A. Lakers.................54 20 .730 x-Dallas..........................49 25 .662 x-Utah............................49 26 .653 x-Phoenix.......................48 26 .649 x-Denver........................48 27 .640 Oklahoma City...............45 28 .616 Portland.........................45 29 .608 San Antonio...................44 29 .603 Memphis........................38 35 .521 Houston.........................37 36 .507 New Orleans.................35 40 .467 L.A. Clippers..................27 47 .365 Sacramento...................24 51 .320 Golden State.................21 52 .288 Minnesota......................14 60 .189 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Tuesday’s Games Indiana 102, Sacramento 95 Oklahoma City 111, Philadelphia 93 Phoenix 111, Chicago 105 Milwaukee 107, L.A. Clippers 89 Houston 98, Washington 94 Today’s Games L.A. Lakers at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Cleveland, 6 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Toronto, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Washington at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. New York at Portland, 9 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Thursday’s Games Orlando at Dallas, 7 p.m. Portland at Denver, 9:30 p.m.

GB — 6 10 1/2 10 1/2 16 1/2 18 19 1/2 21 1/2 23 30 1/2 31 1/2 32 34 1/2 36 1/2 48 GB — 5 5 1/2 6 6 1/2 8 1/2 9 9 1/2 15 1/2 16 1/2 19 1/2 27 30 1/2 32 1/2 40

College Basketball NCAA Tournament FINAL FOUR

At Indianapolis National Semifinals Saturday Michigan State (28-8) vs. Butler (32-4), 5:07 p.m. West Virginia (31-6) vs. Duke (33-5), 7:47 p.m. National Championship Monday Semifinal winners, 8:07 p.m. ———

National Invitation Tournament Semifinals

At New York Tuesday Dayton 68, Ole Miss 63 North Carolina 68, Rhode Island 67, OT Championship Thursday Dayton (24-12) vs. North Carolina (20-16), 6 p.m.


DAYTON (24-12) C.Johnson 5-13 9-11 22, Wright 1-9 7-10 9, Huelsman 2-2 2-2 6, Warren 2-3 3-4 7, M.Johnson 4-7 3-4 12, Perry 1-2 0-1 2, Lowery 1-2 0-0 3, Williams 2-9 0-0 5, Fabrizius 0-6 0-0 0, Searcy 1-2 0-0 2, Benson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 19-56 24-32 68. OLE MISS (24-11) Henry 1-2 0-0 2, Holloway 5-12 2-4 12, Warren 5-14 2-2 15, White 6-17 6-7 19, Graham 1-5 0-0 3, Buckner 0-0 3-4 3, Gaskins 3-9 0-0 7, Cranston 0-1 2-4 2, Polynice 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-62 15-21 63. Halftime—Dayton 34-30. 3-Point Goals—Dayton 6-17 (C.Johnson 3-7, M.Johnson 1-1, Lowery 1-2, Williams 1-4, Fabrizius 0-3), Ole Miss 6-23 (Warren 3-10, Graham 1-2, Gaskins 1-4, White 1-7). Fouled Out—M.Johnson. Rebounds—Dayton 45 (Wright 11), Ole Miss 38 (Holloway 7). Assists—Dayton 13 (Warren, Wright 4), Ole Miss 9 (Polynice 4). Total Fouls—Dayton 18, Ole Miss 21. Technical—Buckner. A—NA.

Women’s Basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament DAYTON REGIONAL

At Dayton, Ohio Regional Semifinals March 28 Connecticut 74, Iowa State 36 Florida State 74, Mississippi State 71 Regional Championship Tuesday Connecticut 90, Florida State 50


At Memphis, Tenn. Regional Semifinals March 27 Baylor 77, Tennessee 62 Duke 66, San Diego State 58 Regional Championship Monday Baylor 51, Duke 48


At Sacramento, Calif. Regional Semifinals March 27 Stanford 73, Georgia 36 Xavier 74, Gonzaga 56 Regional Championship Monday Stanford 55, Xavier 53

KANSAS CITY REGIONAL At Kansas City, Mo. Regional Semifinals

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Nationwide Series Points Leaders

March 28 Oklahoma 77, Notre Dame 72, OT Kentucky 76, Nebraska 67 Regional Championship Tuesday Oklahoma 88, Kentucky 68

Through March 20 1. Carl Edwards................................................ 2. Brad Keselowski........................................... 3. Justin Allgaier............................................... 4. Kyle Busch.................................................... 5. Kevin Harvick................................................ 6. Greg Biffle..................................................... 7. Paul Menard................................................. 8. Steve Wallace............................................... 9. Mike Wallace................................................ 10. Brian Vickers...............................................


At San Antonio National Semifinals Sunday Stanford (35-1) vs. Oklahoma (27-10), 6 p.m. Connecticut (37-0) vs. Baylor (27-9), 8 p.m. National Championship April 6 Semifinal winners, TBA

Golf PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders


GP z-Washington...76 x-Pittsburgh.....76 x-Buffalo..........75 x-New Jersey..76 Ottawa.............77 Philadelphia.....76 Montreal...........76 Boston.............76 Atlanta.............77 N.Y. Rangers...76 Carolina...........76 Florida..............75 N.Y. Islanders..76 Tampa Bay......76 Toronto............77

W 49 44 42 44 42 38 37 35 34 34 32 30 31 30 28

L 15 25 23 26 30 32 31 29 31 32 35 33 35 34 36

OT 12 7 10 6 5 6 8 12 12 10 9 12 10 12 13

Pts 110 95 94 94 89 82 82 82 80 78 73 72 72 72 69

GF 296 237 215 203 210 221 204 191 227 201 210 195 199 199 204

GA 219 217 189 184 220 210 208 189 242 206 236 220 236 240 253


GP W L OT Pts GF GA x-San Jose......76 47 19 10 104 247 198 x-Chicago........75 46 22 7 99 243 195 d-Vancouver....76 46 26 4 96 248 196 x-Phoenix.........77 47 24 6 100 211 191 Nashville..........78 44 28 6 94 214 214 Detroit..............76 40 23 13 93 212 201 Los Angeles....76 43 27 6 92 220 202 Colorado..........75 41 27 7 89 225 207 Calgary............76 38 29 9 85 194 193 St. Louis..........76 37 30 9 83 207 207 Anaheim..........75 36 31 8 80 211 227 Minnesota........76 37 33 6 80 208 226 Dallas...............76 33 29 14 80 216 238 Columbus........77 32 32 13 77 208 246 Edmonton........76 24 45 7 55 194 260 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 3, Toronto 2 Boston 1, New Jersey 0, OT N.Y. Rangers 4, N.Y. Islanders 3 Ottawa 5, Washington 4, OT Columbus 3, Tampa Bay 2 Detroit 5, Edmonton 4 St. Louis 4, Chicago 2 Los Angeles 2, Nashville 0 Vancouver 4, Phoenix 1 Today’s Games Florida at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. San Jose at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Colorado, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Calgary, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Florida at Boston, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Toronto, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 6 p.m. Carolina at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Columbus at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through March 29 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 29 — Goody’s 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600, Avondale, Ariz. April 18 — Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H.

Sprint Cup Points Leaders

Through March 29 1. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 2. Greg Biffle..................................................... 3. Matt Kenseth................................................. 4. Kevin Harvick................................................ 5. Jeff Burton.................................................... 6. Kurt Busch.................................................... 7. Jeff Gordon................................................... 8. Tony Stewart................................................. 9. Clint Bowyer.................................................. 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr....................................... 11. Paul Menard............................................... 12. Brian Vickers............................................... 13. Joey Logano............................................... 14. Carl Edwards.............................................. 15. Denny Hamlin............................................. 16. Kyle Busch.................................................. 17. Mark Martin................................................. 18. Martin Truex Jr........................................... 19. Jamie McMurray......................................... 20. Kasey Kahne.............................................. ———

Nationwide Series Schedule

670 644 639 594 569 563 528 472 458 457

898 884 882 837 785 776 773 770 747 739 735 734 728 727 710 703 684 668 654 620

Through March 20 Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300 (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts 300 (Justin Allgaier) April 3 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 9 — Bashas’ 200, Avondale, Ariz. April 17 — O’Reilly 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 24 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. June 12 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky. June 19 — Road America 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. June 26 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H.

Through March 28 Rank Name Pts Money 1. Ernie Els.........................1,320..........$3,031,106 2. Steve Stricker....................927..........$1,988,151 3. Dustin Johnson..................833..........$1,793,434 4. Camilo Villegas..................829..........$1,861,500 5. Bill Haas............................728..........$1,308,850 6. Jim Furyk...........................721..........$1,360,987 7. Ben Crane.........................692..........$1,242,003 8. Matt Kuchar.......................669..........$1,406,013 9. Robert Allenby...................654..........$1,252,307 10. Hunter Mahan..................652..........$1,291,593 11. J.B. Holmes.....................642..........$1,249,583 12. Ian Poulter.......................622..........$1,505,025 13. Geoff Ogilvy.....................614..........$1,314,606 14. Ryan Palmer....................604..........$1,162,202 15. Paul Casey......................595..........$1,470,700 16. Luke Donald....................580..........$1,200,671 17. Retief Goosen.................574..........$1,267,833 18. K.J. Choi..........................552.............$931,630 19. Tim Clark.........................501.............$836,846 20. Charles Howell III............479.............$794,476 21. Kevin Na..........................479.............$971,404 22. Rickie Fowler...................478.............$904,411 23. Brandt Snedeker.............470.............$718,609 24. Bubba Watson.................467.............$795,192 25. Nick Watney....................458.............$808,354 ———

PGA Tour Statistics Through March 29

Scoring Average 1, Ernie Els, 68.88. 2, Camilo Villegas, 69.34. 3, K.J. Choi, 69.40. 4, Robert Allenby, 69.54. 5, Anthony Kim, 69.67. 6, Charles Howell III, 69.70. 7 (tie), Steve Stricker, Padraig Harrington and D.J. Trahan, 69.72. 10, Vijay Singh, 69.74.

Driving Distance 1, Dustin Johnson, 300.5. 2, Angel Cabrera, 299.1. 3, Phil Mickelson, 298.3. 4 (tie), Bubba Watson and Camilo Villegas, 297.7. 6, Graham DeLaet, 296.6. 7, J.B. Holmes, 295.8. 8, Andres Romero, 295.6. 9, Jason Day, 294.4. 10, Marc Leishman, 292.7.

Driving Accuracy Percentage 1, Joe Durant, 78.23%. 2, Jay Williamson, 75.68%. 3, Brian Gay, 75.41%. 4, Chris DiMarco, 74.73%. 5, Heath Slocum, 74.27%. 6, Omar Uresti, 74.09%. 7, Steve Elkington, 74.07%. 8, Billy Mayfair, 73.33%. 9, Paul Goydos, 73.19%. 10, Tim Clark, 72.80%.

Greens in Regulation Pct. 1, Kevin Stadler, 75.16%. 2, Billy Mayfair, 74.36%. 3 (tie), Joe Durant and Henrik Bjornstad, 73.46%. 5, Troy Matteson, 72.78%. 6, Graham DeLaet, 72.53%. 7, D.J. Trahan, 72.22%. 8, Stephen Ames, 72.00%. 9, Kevin Sutherland, 71.79%. 10, Paul Casey, 71.76%.

Putting Average 1, J.P. Hayes, 1.685. 2, Tim Clark, 1.696. 3 (tie), Paul Casey and Brandt Snedeker, 1.703. 5, Joe Ogilvie, 1.708. 6, Matt Kuchar, 1.711. 7, Ryan Palmer, 1.712. 8, Geoff Ogilvy, 1.713. 9, Ryuji Imada, 1.715. 10, Brian Gay, 1.716.

PGA TOUR Official Money Leaders 1, Ernie Els, (7), $3,031,106. 2, Steve Stricker, (7), $1,988,151. 3, Camilo Villegas, (5), $1,861,500. 4, Dustin Johnson, (9), $1,793,434. 5, Ian Poulter, (4), $1,505,025. 6, Paul Casey, (4), $1,470,700. 7, Matt Kuchar, (8), $1,406,013. 8, Jim Furyk, (6), $1,360,987. 9, Geoff Ogilvy, (5), $1,314,606. 10, Bill Haas, (8), $1,308,850. ———

PGA Tour Schedule

March 25-29 — Arnold Palmer Invitational (Ernie Els) April 1-4 — Shell Houston Open, Humble, Texas April 8-11 — The Masters, Augusta, Ga. April 15-18 — Verizon Heritage, Hilton Head Island, S.C. April 22-25 — Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Avondale, La. April 29-May 2 — Quail Hollow Championship, Charlotte, N.C. May 6-9 — THE PLAYERS Championship, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. May 13-16 — Valero Texas Open, San Antonio May 20-23 — HP Byron Nelson Championship, Irving, Texas May 27-30 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Fort Worth, Texas June 3-6 — the Memorial Tournament, Dublin, Ohio

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-8-2 La. Pick 4: 3-5-4-3 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-1-9 La. Pick 4: 5-6-1-8 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-3-0 La. Pick 4: 8-6-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-7-5 La. Pick 4: 5-3-0-0 Easy 5: 12-19-25-27-34 La. Lotto: 16-19-21-22-29-33 Powerball: 14-20-24-39-49 Powerball: 7; Power Play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-5 La. Pick 4: 9-6-2-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-5-5-7 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-1 La. Pick 4: 7-1-2-7 Easy 5: 4-5-14-15-26 La. Lotto: 3-4-12-24-35-39 Powerball: 7-21-32-44-52 Powerball: 10; Power play: 4

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St. Al edges rival Madison-St. Joseph From staff reports

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Taylor Ann Hasty pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the seventh inning, and St. Aloysius held on to beat Madison-St. Joseph 7-4 in a “Pink Game” for cancer awareness Tuesday night at Bazinsky Park. Grace Franco pitched six innings and took a 7-3 lead into the seventh, but ran into trouble as the Lady Bruins scored a run and then loaded the bases with the tying run on first. Hasty came in and got three consecutive outs to save the game. Mallory McGuffee led St. Al (7-8) at the plate, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, two singles, two RBIs and a run scored. Madison Heggins had three singles while Brittany Turner knocked in a run with a single and K.K. DeRossette had a single and a run scored. The associaTed press

Ole Miss’ Reginald Buckner, center, fights for control of the ball with Dayton’s Chris Johnson, right, and Kurt Huelsman

during the second half of Tuesday’s NIT semifinal game in New York.

Dayton denies Ole Miss in NIT semifinals NEW YORK (AP) — A season that started with such promise for Dayton is ending in quite a flourish. Chris Johnson scored 22 points, including five key free throws down the stretch, and the Flyers held off Ole Miss 68-63 in the NIT semifinals Tuesday night. Marcus Johnson added 12 for the Flyers (24-12), who slowed down Ole Miss’ high-scoring offense and advanced to the championship game for the first time since winning their second NIT title in 1968. “I think we showed a lot of character. We know we could have easily given up,” said Chris Johnson, who also grabbed nine rebounds. “We have an opportunity to still do something special here.” Next up, third-seeded Dayton has a chance to end a disappointing year with a championship. Picked to win the Atlantic 10 Conference before the season, the Flyers faded down the stretch, finished seventh in the standings and missed the NCAA Tournament. But now, they’ll play Thursday night against 2009 national champion North Carolina, which

College baSketball edged Rhode Island 68-67 in overtime in the late semifinal. “ We h ave those seven seniors, and w e ’ ve h a d some obstaTerrico cles and ups White a n d d ow n s t h i s ye a r, ” Dayton coach Brian Gregory said. “The one thing you always want for your seniors is to go out on a high note. And they have been able to do that. They have been able to rally the troops.” Terrico White had 19 points for the second-seeded Rebels (24-11), eliminated in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden for the second time in three years. Ole Miss, beaten by eventual champion Ohio State in 2008, has never been to the title game. “The game was swinging our way with defense and turnovers and stuff like that. We just didn’t really make the

plays to win,” White said. With New York Giants quarterback and former Ole Miss star Eli Manning sitting in the second row, near the Rebels’ bench, Ole Miss forward Murphy Holloway had a chance to tie it at 64 with 35.8 seconds left. But he missed the second of two free throws, and the Rebels never scored again. London Warren hit one of two free throws with 23.7 seconds remaining, extending Dayton’s lead to two. Trevor Gaskins drove through the lane for Ole Miss but came up short on a twisting layup, and the Flyers grabbed the rebound. “I for sure thought he was going to make it,” Chris Johnson said. Chris Johnson’s two free throws made it 67-63 with 11.2 seconds to play. On the other end, London Warren knocked the ball out of Chris Warren’s hands and out of bounds. Chris Johnson then stole the inbounds pass, got fouled and hit one of two free throws for the final margin. “We are playing our best basketball of the year right now. Guys are fresh. Guys are

playing hard. We are playing with great energy,” said Gregory, who improved to 6-1 in the NIT. Chris Wright, Dayton’s leading scorer and rebounder, was held to nine points on 1-of-9 shooting. He pulled down 12 rebounds, though. Chris Warren had 15 points and Holloway 12 for the Rebels, who averaged 88 points in their first three NIT games. They shot only 33.9 percent in this one, including 26.1 percent from 3-point range. Ole Miss also was hurt by a technical foul on freshman Reginald Buckner with 3:09 left. He and Chris Johnson got tied up going for a loose ball, and Buckner threw a right forearm to Chris Johnson’s throat as they finally untangled. “Offensively we struggled with rhythm, which is a credit to Dayton, putting a lot of pressure on the ball,” Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy said. “We didn’t make plays. It’s been our M.O. all season. It has never been a lack of effort or competitive drive. It’s really just leaving a few plays on the floor, and tonight was another example of that.”

UConn cruises into Women’s Final Four By The Associated Press A record-breaking team on an unprecedented roll. An impressive freshman with her own remarkable numbers. And that’s only half of the women’s Final Four. San Antonio will have a familiar feel with three teams that reached last season’s semifinals returning. Leading the way are the dominant Connecticut Huskies, who are two victories away from becoming the first women’s team with consecutive undefeated seasons. They advanced to the Final Four by crushing Florida State 90-50 in the Dayton Regional final on Tuesday night. Oklahoma beat Kentucky 88-68 in the Kansas City Regional final to lock up the last spot. Connecticut will have to go through 6-foot-8 freshman phenom Brittney Griner and Baylor (27-9) to win their seventh national championship. Griner has carried the Lady Bears to the Final Four, already setting the NCAA tournament record for blocks in only four games. Griner, who blocked 14 shots in the second round against Georgetown to set an NCAA tournament single-game record, has 35 through four tournament games. That broke the previous record of 30 by Duke’s Alison Bales in 2006. With Griner in the middle, Baylor has held each of its

Women’S baSketball opponents in the NCAA Tournament to under 35 percent shooting. “She’s the most unique player in college basketball today,” Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said. “There isn’t any one thing you can do against Brittney Griner. I need a couple days to think about it. Believe me this is probably one of the hardest things any coach has had to do that has had to play them, plan on how to deal with her. The last part of the season not many have been too successful.” The other game features Stanford against Oklahoma in a meeting of two teams that lost in the national semis last season. The Cardinal will be making their third consecutive Final Four appearance when they face the Sooners on Sunday. After routing its first three opponents in the tournament, Stanford needed a buzzerbeating layup by Jeanette Pohlen to top Xavier in the Sacramento Regional final on Monday night. “Someone asked the other day if we needed a close game,” said Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer, whose team is riding a 26-game winning streak since losing to UConn on Dec. 23. “I said no. But now that we have won a close one, this can really help us. This

Franco struck out four and walked 10.

WC 10, Terry 4 Sissy Hearn had three hits, including an over-the-fence home run and had two doubles to lead Warren Central (9-5) past Terry. Chelsea Worley had two hits and Megan McCullough had two doubles for WC. Worley pitched all seven innings and struck out four to get the win.

VHS 15, Greenville 0 Vicksburg High (2-11, 2-1 Division 4-6A) sewed up a berth in the Class 6A playoffs by blanking GreenvilleWeston. Pitcher Faith Thomas threw a shutout for the Missy Gators.

St. Al Continued from Page D1. day,” Cathedral coach Craig Beesley said. “Holding them down to five or six runs is going to be tough. We’re going to have to swing the bats and score some runs.” Beesley said the key to a win Thursday will be to get an early lead and put pressure on the Flashes. The Green Wave got that early lead on Tuesday and never let go. St. Al never led in the game, and every time it made a run at Cathedral, the Green Wave would pull away again. Cathedral jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Tyler Ballard blasted a double off the center field wall to bring home Aaron White. St. Al tied the score in the top of the third on an RBI single by Stephen Evans, but

the Green Wave didn’t let the Flashes stay with them for long. Cathedral put three runs on the board in the bottom of the fourth, the first scoring on a groundout by Caleb Johnson and the next two coming on a double by Aaron White, who went 3-for-4. St. Al came back again in the top of the fifth, scoring three times to knot the score at 4, but Cathedral again took the momentum back in the bottom of the inning. Collin Hammons and Hunter Foster hit back-to-back RBI singles to make the score 6-4. St. Al scored a run in the top of the sixth on a single by Pierson Waring, but Cathedral struck the final blow with five runs in the bottom of the inning.

PCA Continued from Page D1. McDaniel struck out the leadoff man in the fourth but fell behind the next batter with two balls and asked to come out. Tuesday’s start was McDaniel’s first since last week’s eight-inning stint against University Christian. He threw 147 pitches while striking out 14 in that game, earning a no-decision as the Eagles lost in 10 innings. Warren came in and got the last five outs, allowing an unearned run in the fourth and an earned run off two doubles in the fifth. He struck out three in getting his second save in two days.

Dylan Wooten had three hits and three RBIs, and Jay Harper threw seven strong innings as Warren Central remained undefeated in Division 4-6A with a win over Greenville-Weston. WC (11-7, 4-0 in division play) scored three runs in the first inning and four more in the third to take a commanding 7-1 lead. Harper cruised from there, allowing four hits and one walk while striking out seven. Carlos Gonzalez had two hits and three RBIs for WC while Colby Key added two hits.

WC 8, Greenville 2

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Connecticut’s Maya Moore (23) grabs a rebound in front of Florida State’s Chasity Clayton in the first half of the Dayton Regional final on Tuesday. Connecticut won 90-50 to clinch a spot in the Women’s Final Four. was a battle, a struggle, and our team really stepped and did the things we needed them to do.” Stanford is one game away from a highly anticipated rematch with Connecticut. The Cardinal are the last team to beat UConn, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals in Tampa, Fla. — but lost to the Huskies in last year’s semis. They also lost by 12 in Hartford in December. UConn (37-0) has been dominant since that 2008 loss, winning 76 straight games, all by double figures. The Huskies are in search of the school’s fourth undefeated season and the sixth in women’s basketball history. The Huskies

cruised through the first four rounds, winning by an average of 47 points. Connecticut has entered the NCAAs unbeaten on four prior occasions. It won the title in 1995, 2002 and last season, and lost to Tennessee in the regional final in ’97. The Sooners are making their second straight trip to the Final Four. They fell two points short last season of reaching their second championship game, losing to Louisville in the semifinals. While the Sooners weren’t able to fulfill Courtney Paris’ guarantee of a national championship last season, this year’s trip to the Final Four was an unexpected surprise.




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Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report On Wednesday and Saturday, the Ladies of Clear Creek played a game of “points tourney.” Top winners were Pam Thomas, Martha Masterson and Joyce Johnson. Chip-ins were made by Theresa Ford, Carol Roberson and Wanda Caruthers.

Mission Park baseball registration Registration for the Mission Park Baseball League will continue until April 9 at the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department. Registration forms can be picked up at the Parks and Rec office on Army Navy Drive, The

601-831-4728, Sheryl Ross at 601-831-6576, Nina Rocconi at 601-415-4503 or the VCC pro shop at 601-636-8692.

Sports Center, Just Duett Sports, Sherman Avenue Elementary School and Dana Road Elementary, or by calling Ernest Galloway at 601618-4455. For more information, call Galloway or the Parks and Rec office at 601-634-4514.

Vicksburg Eagles Football Registration

YMCA tee ball registration The Vicksburg YMCA is taking tee ball registrations through April 10. The program is for boys and girls ages 4-6 and games will begin April 12. For information, please contact Dustin Blount at 638-1071 or visit the Purks Branch YMCA.

Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic Vicksburg Country Club will host the seventh annual Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic on April 21. Format is a four-player scramble. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and shotgun

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The Mississippi Mudslingers finished second in the Spring Fling 12-year-olds’ baseball tournament in Clinton on March 20. The team went 3-2 to take second place. First row, from left, are Brayden Stokes, Brandon McDuff, Conner Wilkinson, John Owen Upshaw and Dewayne Everett. Second row, from left, are Loften Varner, Keione Mellon, Bryce Richards, Jake Watson, Blake Watkins and Nathan Hearn. Third row are coaches Paul Stokes, Joe Tarnabine, Stacey McDuff, Andy Wilkinson and Kevin Watson. start will be at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorships are $100 per hole. The entry fee is $90 for each player and that includes cart, first mulligan and

lunch. Mail all entries and fees to 3460 Porters Chapel Road, Vicksburg, 39180. For information, call Mark Buys at 601-636-3752, Kim Arias at

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

Adalius Thomas football camp NFL Pro Bowler Adalius Thomas will put on the Adalius Thomas Football Camp at Southern Miss. This camp is free of charge and will be open to boys ages 9-17 on April 17. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at

M.M. Roberts Stadium and the camp will end around 1:30 p.m. All campers are required to have a signed parental release form before participating in any camp activities. Campers can preregister at www.adalius96. com and parents can register children the day of the camp. For information, call 601-4088209 or e-mail at

Rankin Benevolence bass tournament Rankin County Benevolence will host the Partners For HOPE bass tournament benefit. The tournament will be held April 17 at the Mississippi Highway 43 boat ramp next to Tommy’s Trading Post on Ross Barnett Reservoir Anglers across the state can download an entry form at, click on fund raiser. Entry forms are also available at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Clay Street and Caruthers Marine on Washington Street.

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