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TODAY IN HISTORY 1513: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon lands in present-day Florida. 1811: James Monroe becomes the seventh U.S. Secretary of State. 1865: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Jefferson ConfederDavis ate capital of Richmond, Va., because of advancing Union forces. 1917: President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany, saying, “The world must be made safe for democracy.” (Congress declared war four days later.) 1956: The soap operas “As the World Turns” and “The Edge of Night” premiere on CBS television. 1986: Four American passengers are killed when a bomb explodes aboard a TWA jetliner en route from Rome to Athens, Greece.

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Carolyn Stephenson, right, explains the history of the Annabelle mansion to Maury Lutin, left, of Jackson and Julie Oneill of New York City during a Tapestry tour Friday afternoon.

Schedule of events Tickets are $30 for three homes or $15 for one home. New features this year will be a traditional bridal high tea at 4 p.m. Sunday at the George Washington Ball House. Tickets are $20. Another event will be a walking tour through historic districts around Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street. Tours will start at 6 p.m. each Friday in April except Good Friday and every Saturday. Tickets are $15. All tickets are available at each venue and at the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. Today The Mary Harwood, 600 Fort Hill Drive, 9:30 a.m. Anchuca, 1010 First East St., 11 a.m. Baer House Inn, 1117 Grove St., 1 p.m. Blum-Levy House, 1420 Cherry St., 2:30 p.m. Great Hope Manor, 2011 Cherry St., 4 p.m. Sundays except Easter Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St., tours led by local author Gordon Cotton will begin at 1 p.m. Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St., 2:30 p.m. Mondays Jacqueline House African-American Museum, 1325 Main St., 9:30 a.m. Baer House Inn, 1117 Grove St., 11 a.m. Shlenker House, 2212 Cherry St., 1 p.m. Tuesdays Martha Vick House, 1300 Grove

St., 9:30 a.m. The Mary Harwood, 600 Fort Hill Drive, 11 a.m. Old Court House Museum, 1 p.m. Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St., 2:30 p.m. George Washington Ball House, 921 Main St., 4 p.m. Wednesdays Jacqueline House African-American Museum, 1325 Main St., 9:30 a.m. Anchuca, 1010 First East St., 11 a.m. Martha Vick House, 1300 Grove St., 9:30 a.m. Blum-Levy House, 1420 Cherry St., 2:30 p.m. Great Hope Manor, 2011 Cherry St., 4 p.m. Thursdays George Washington Ball House, 921 Main St., 9:30 p.m. Cobb House, 1302 Adams St., 11 a.m. The Corners Mansion Inn, 601 Klein St., 1 p.m. Annabelle, 501 Speed St., 2:30 p.m. Cedar Grove Mansion Inn, 2200 Oak St., 4 p.m. Fridays Cobb House, 1302 Adams St., 9:30 a.m. Shlenker House, 2212 Cherry St., 11 a.m. The Corners Mansion Inn, 601 Klein St., 1 p.m. Annabelle, 501 Speed St., 2:30 p.m. Cedar Grove Mansion Inn, 2200 Oak St., 4 p.m. Maggio Historic Tours at Christ Episcopal Church, 6 p.m.

Cristina Worley, portraying Cedar Grove Mansion’s original owner, Elizabeth Klein, gives a tour of the mansion Friday on the first day of Tapestry: A Pilgrimage to Vicksburg.

River Region Health System was given a green light Thursday by the state to install a 20-bed adolescent psychiatric unit on the vacant second floor of the West Campus on North Frontage Road. A certificate of need for the addition was OK’d by the Mississippi State Department of Health, the final step in the state’s process for managing health care services. Capital costs on the project total $805,058, an agency release said. Renovating 8,855 square feet of space on the second floor’s east wing into two day rooms, two group rooms, a seclusion room, a dining room and a nurse station will take about five months, according to River Region’s application filed with the agency. Staffing plans 16 full-time personnel including a chief psychiatrist, new hires for nursing, social work, activity therapists and others at an annual cost of $1,082,640. All the hospital’s behavioral health services would be housed in the structure formerly home to Vicksburg Medical Center. Two units on the third floor are for adults ages 18 to 54 and for those 55 and older. The hospital based its application to build the unit on the need to provide more inpatient psychiatric services for adolescents in Warren and surrounding counties. “Those in need will be able to receive specialized treatment close to home,” said Diane Gawronski, vice president of marketing. “We are pleased to have been granted approval of the certificate of need for the addition of a 20-bed adolescent psychiatric unit on our West Campus,” CEO Doug Sills said in a statement. “This will enhance the continuum of care offered through our behavioral health services.” Pending no appeals or delays, the hospital plans to open the unit in the third quarter of this year, said Glenn T. Carney, River Region’s chief operations officer. A similar facility for Vicksburg planned by Brentwood Health Management was approved by the state in 2001 but yanked in 2007 due to inaction on the project. River Region, one of 126 hospitals operated by Franklin, Tenn.-based CommuSee Hospital, Page A7.

House GOP bill would make its budget law without Senate input By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — It’s just a bill. Yes, it’s only a bill, and that’s the way it’ll stay up on Capitol Hill. The Republican legislation to “deem” its federal budget law — Senate approval or not — passed the House Friday 221-202 after colorful debate

On A5 Obama, Boehner at odds over possible budget agreement that included lessons meant for children on how a bill becomes a law. Rep. Anthony Weiner,

D-N.Y., chose “House Mouse, Senate Mouse,” in which the “Squeaker of the House” and the “Senate Mousejority Leader” compromise on a national cheese. “Perhaps if this were the rules that the Republicans had to follow — it’s much thinner and it rhymes — maybe you’d get it right,”

Weiner told his GOP colleagues. Republicans were well aware that their bill, the “Government Shutdown Prevention Act of 2011,” does not follow the traditional path to becoming law, stood no chance of doing so and raised constitutional questions over its terms.

They brought it up for debate anyway, the latest round in the circular fingerpointing exercise to redirect blame for the budget impasse onto others. Under the bill, the budget already passed by the House and rejected by the Senate See Budget, Page A7.


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Cypress Pilates owner Andrea Tower works on a reformer at their new location at 1990 South Frontage Road, Suite K. Pilates classes are offered Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.

to noon, and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. An open house is scheduled for April 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Vicksburg man guilty of shooting into occupied car From staff reports A Vicksburg man was found guilty Wednesday of shooting into an occupied vehicle after a three-day trial in Warren County Circuit Court. Andrew Patten, 26, 65 Brogdon Drive, was acquitted of a second charge of aggravated assault. The jury of six men and six women was chosen and sworn in Monday by presiding Judge Isadore Patrick. They deliberated for about three hours before returning the verdict. Patten was arrested following the March 13, 2010, incident in which a family member’s car was shot as well as rammed repeatedly by the defendant. A rear door was crushed, authorities said. Police were called to the home at 721 Beresford St. around 11:20 p.m. A police investigator testi-

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fied that at least one and perhaps three bullets from an assault rifle penetrated the victim’s car, traveled through her purse, the back of her seat and parts of the vehicle’s frame, said Warren County victim assistance coordinator Brenda Theriot. The investigator said one bullet could have caused the damage if it ricocheted, Theriot said. Patten testified in his own defense that he had taken the rifle out of the trunk of his own car, after driving to the home, because he felt uneasy during confrontations since being shot at a Jackson club several years ago. Patten said the gun went off accidentally. After the verdict was read, another family member shouted threats about the victim in the area outside the

courtroom, then collapsed on the stairway landing and had to be taken to the emergency room by ambulance, Theriot said. Her condition was not known. James “Buck” Penley defended Patten. Prosecutors were District Attorney Ricky Smith and Assistant DA Dewey Arthur. Patrick set sentencing for April 15. Patten faces a maximum of five years in prison. Also in Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Marcus Cooper, 29, 1900 Baldwin Ferry Road, pleaded guilty to sale of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to two years in prison followed by five years of probation, a $5,000 fine and $622.50 in court costs. Cooper was indicted by the grand jury in October. • Shonita M. Green, 35, 1513 First North St., pleaded

guilty to uttering a forgery and was sentenced by Judge M. James Chaney to two years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Intensive Supervision Program (house arrest) followed by three years of probation, a $1,000 fine, $1,173.19 in restitution and $322.50 in costs. Green was arrested Feb. 9, 2009. • Kenneth Frank Patterson, 31, 3159 Mount Alban Road, was found guilty of violating probation and sentenced by Chaney to 71 days in jail (time already served) followed by probation for up to five years per Patterson’s original sentencing order. Patterson must also complete inpatient and any recommended outpatient drug and alcohol therapy. He was indicted in January 2006 for two counts of domestic violence.

The Vicksburg Warren Humane Society would like to thank all involved with helping us get our dog park and walking trail started. We thank Watkins Nursery, Faulk’s Garden Shop & Landscaping, The Flower Center, Warrenton Farm & Garden, Vicksburg Farm Supply and M & M Rocks for their donations. In addition, we thank Ed and Mike Traxler for donating their time in getting our area ready and helping us plant our trees, and Kenny and Carolyn Moore who transported several trees for us. Now, we are waiting on grass to grow and, hopefully, we will have a beautiful area for our volunteers to walk our dogs and potential adopters to get to know their future pets. Georgia Lynn President and director

Beulah film debuts The Beulah Restoration Committee wishes to thank all of our attendees and participants in our first video of the African-American Beulah Cemetery. Mayor Paul Winfield was astounding in giving a talk of the significance and importance of Beulah to our community. We extend a special thank you to Rep. George Flaggs, D-Vicksburg, and Bill Seratt, executive director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, for financing this historic project. Pearline Williams BRC member

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CHURCHES Hawkins United Methodist — “One Flew Over the Buzzards Roost,” $10 dinner and a play, 6:30 tonight; 601-6362242; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. Taking It Back Outreach Ministry Thrift Store — 8-5 today; $5 bags of clothes, shoes, purses and art work; 1314 Fillmore St.; 601-6380794 or 601-831-2056. Mercy Seat M.B. — Garage sale, adult and children clothes, 7-noon today; 5 Dos Casas Lane. Mount Calvary Baptist — Women’s ministry, 10 today; Felica Peters, speaker; Mincer Minor, pastor; 1350 East Ave. Travelers Rest Baptist — United Voices of Worship musical, 5 tonight; groups, choirs and soloists invited; Pat DeShazzer, 601-636-3712; 918 Bowmar Ave.

Living Water Christian Fellowship — Southern Gospel Singing, 6 tonight; Voices for Christ, The Browders of Hiltons, Va., and Mitchel Jon of Nashville; for church building fund; 2075 Culkin Road. St. Alban’s Episcopal — Lenten Arts Program, Wednesday: 6 p.m., Holy Eucharist Healing; 6:30, soup dinner; 7, Dr. Sam Gore, sculptor, Mississippi College; 5430 Warriors Trail.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Mission 66 Baseball League — Registration and tryouts, 10-2 today; ages 7-12; coaches must register and undergo background check; James “Fuzzy” Johnson Memorial Park. Nellie “Garden Mama” Neal — Lecture and book-signing, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday; free, donations encouraged; SCHC Auditorium; 601-631-2997. Millsaps Home and Garden Classes — Landscape design: 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays-May 24, cost $150; Rick Griffin, instruc-

tor; Thursday: 5-6:30 p.m., basic gardening; 7-8, easy color in the garden; cost $30 per class; Gail Burton, instructor; Millsaps College, 601-9741130 to register. AARP Tax Aid — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays until April 15; free tax counseling and services; public library. Photos in Powerpoint Computer Class — Wednesday or Thursday, $20 same curriculum either day; Dr. John Giesemann, instructor; to register, 601-636-5442; WC Extension Service. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

CLUBS Ashmead Chapter, DAR — 10 today, Main Street Market; Martha Diaz, Madison attorney, to speak on community beautification. Exchange Club — 12:30 p.m. Monday; Erma Driver, CAP Center executive director; Shoney’s.

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; members to bring kitchen items; lunch, $6; visitors welcome; Citadel, Mission 66. VAMP — Meeting, noon Tuesday, Heritage Buffet, Ameristar Casino; George Stradler, senior vice president and general manager of Ameristar Casino. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Andy Weiner, Vicksburg Mall developer, to speak. River City Mended Hearts —5 p.m. Tuesday; coronary scan patients and family members; guests welcome; River Region Medical Center. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Jennifer Harper, Senior Center, speaker.

correction Frederick Valentine, 38, whose name was listed in Friday’s Crime report, does not live at 1220 W. Magnolia St., a resident of that address said. The Vicksburg Post attempts to publish accurate information. To report an error, call 601-636-4545, ext. 123 or 137.

BENEFITS H.C. Porter Print Raffle — $5 per ticket at the Attic Gallery; drawing Sunday at Constitution Firehouse; proceeds to benefit Vicksburg Art Association.

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Fog believed to be factor in fatal school bus crash in the Delta on Mississippi Highway 450 and was turning on to U.S. Highway 61 when it pulled in front of the truck. Kalahar said the truck driver told investigators he saw the bus and hit the brakes, but couldn’t stop in time. Kalahar said the preliminary investigation showed it was foggy at the time and that might have contributed to the crash. Shaw School District Super-


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City teen, man charged with armed robbery A Vicksburg teen was in the Warren County Jail Friday night charged with armed robbery, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Kyle Hall, 15, 60 Roy Young Road, and Nathan Kirkley, 22, 105 Churchill Drive, are accused of robbing the Waffle House on North Frontage Road, Stewart said. Stewart said the two entered the building with a pistol and a tire tool and took an undisclosed amount of money. The suspects then fled, getting into an older model silver Nissan Altima driven by a woman. While trying to get away, Kirkley was struck by the car. He was taken to River Region Medical Center and then transferred to University Medical Center in Jackson, where spokesman Matt Westerfield said he was in good condition Friday night. Hall was arrested at his home around 3 p.m. Friday by VPD and Warren County deputies. He was out of jail Friday night on $10,000 bond. Kirkley will be charged when he is released from UMC, Stewart said. Police are still looking for the driver and the vehicle.


A city woman was in jail Friday night charged with a drug court sanction, jail records showed. Jenny Lowery, 28, 440 Lake Hill Drive was being held without bond.

of the accident. That is under investigation,” Ellis said. Kalahar said the vehicles flipped over and landed on their sides. The bus was carrying students ranging from kindergarten through high school. It was the second fatal school bus accident involving a tractor trailer in Mississippi this year. In February, a truck driver, a bus driver and a teacher

One dead, one injured in Moss Point shooting The associated press

Kristina Summers with the non-game conservation division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, from left, Rick Hellesto with US Coast Guard Station-Brunswick, and Sharon Taylor, wildlife veterinarian with the US Fish and Wildlife Service release three brown pelicans rescued during last summer’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Brown pelicans rescued from oil spill returning to new home SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Among the 250 brown pelicans roosting on a sand bar on Georgia’s Atlantic coast, wildlife biologist Tim Keyes managed to find a few with the numbered bands around their feet that identify them as survivors of a disaster more than 500 miles away. The red bands worn by six of the large birds Keyes spotted last week mean they’re among 140 brown pelicans relocated to the Georgia seaside last summer from Louisiana. Rescued from the fouled Gulf waters following the BP oil rig explosion, the pelicans had to be scrubbed of oil smothering their feathers before they could be airlifted to a new home. More than eight months later, some of the rehabilitated pelicans are returning to Georgia after migrating further south for the winter. Keyes, a bird biologist with the state Department of Natural Resources, wants to know more than just how many come back. After the trauma the Gulf birds went through last year, he wonders if they’ll reproduce during the nesting season that began in March. “There’s a lot of uncertainty with these rehabilitated birds,” Keyes said. “It would be of great value to know if these birds are able to reproduce and raise young and do more than just be able to survive.” More than 600 oiled pelicans were plucked from the Gulf oil slick last year after a BP-leased oil rig blew up off the Louisiana coast in April, killing 11 workers. The birds were cleaned and nursed back to health at Fort Jackson, La. Once they were strong enough, groups of a few dozen at a time were flown to new homes with similar habitats on the coasts of Georgia, Florida and Texas. Scientists aren’t sure how many have chosen to stick with their new locations

versus those that opted to go back to their old homes. And just because they survived the winter doesn’t necessarily mean they escaped harm. “In general, the prognosis for oiled birds is not good — you can’t expect survival rates to be extremely high,” said Tom Stehn, a biologist at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas, where 172 rescued brown pelicans were released last year. “They’re clean, but a lot of them have suffered internal organ damage from ingesting the oil.” Some pelicans with bands identifying them as relocated birds have been spotted back in the Gulf, but the total number of sightings hasn’t been tallied, said Michael Seymour, a nongame ornithologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. “When we released those birds, it was because we didn’t want them getting back in the oil,” Seymour said. “But we of course expected some of those birds to come right back.” More than 550 brown peli-

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were killed when a semi sideswiped one school bus, then collided head-on with a second one on Mississippi 8. One of those buses ended up hanging partially over the edge of an interstate bridge. At least 17 Ackerman High School students were injured in the Feb. 8 crash. They were coming home from a senior trip to the University of Mississippi at Oxford.

BP finishes cleanup on Alabama beaches GULF SHORES, Ala. — Petroleum giant BP said it has finished with the bulk of its oil spill cleanup work on Alabama’s coast. BP PLC said Friday it has removed workers and machinery from its deepcleaning operation on the state’s tourist beaches. The company said it will continue monitoring beach conditions with workers who are patrolling the coastline. And it says locally based teams will remove any tar balls that continue washing in from the Gulf of Mexico.

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It really affects the entire community,” Ellis said. Ellis said four students were flown to hospitals and least four others were taken by ambulance. At least one remained in critical condition, Ellis said. The bus driver was treated and released. “We know that there was a significant amount of fog in that area but we cannot comment on the possible cause

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A Warren County man was charged Friday with nine counts of auto burglary and his bond was set at $100,000. Walker S. Biedenharn, 20, 4345 Bovina Cutoff Road, had bond set by Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt at his initial court appearance. More charges could be forthcoming, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “As the investigation continues more charges could be filed,” Pace said. “We have recovered items from 9 of the 14 cars that were broken into.” Biedenharn was arrested Wednesday morning on charges he broke into several cars in northern Warren County, Pace said. The burglaries Biedenharn is charged with occurred in the Openwood, Lake Forest and Dogwood Lakes subdivisions, and off Culkin Road on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, Pace said. Loaded handguns, computers, wallets and cash were reported taken. Sheriff’s deputies were able to link Biedenharn to the thefts through surveillance footage and witness statements that identified a white male and a vehicle that matched Biedenharn’s description, Pace said. Deputies served a search warrant Tuesday night at Biedenharn’s house and found several items reported stolen, including golf clubs, an ice chest, a PlayStation 3 game system, a satellite radio and an iPod touch. He was still in the Warren County Jail on Friday night.

intendent Cederick Ellis said Taliyah McRoy, a fifth-grade student at McEvans School, died in the accident. Ellis said he recently talked to the girl about state tests that are coming up and they were counting down the days. He said her death was a painful blow. “It is a very small community. A very tight community. When something happens, especially a tragedy like this.

cans have been found dead along the Gulf since the oil spill, though only 150 of them were visibly oiled, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Seymour said dead pelicans slathered in oil are still being found nearly a year after the BP spill began, though with far less frequency than last spring and summer. It was last June and July when Coast Guard planes arrived on the Georgia coast with crates carrying roughly 70 rehabilitated pelicans each trip. The birds were released near some boat docks in the port city of Brunswick, 60 miles south of Savannah. The first batch had orange bands on their legs — the same as rehabilitated pelicans released in other states, Keyes said. The second group got red bands with identifying numbers to distinguish them as having come to Georgia. They returned to the wild among the state’s small but healthy native population of brown pelicans, about 500 nesting pairs.

MOSS POINT, Miss. — One man died and another was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting, Moss Point police said. Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus said 21-yearold Donte Bradley of Pascagoula died in Thursday’s shooting. Police are searching for several people for questioning.

Jackson officer shoots knife-wielding man JACKSON, Miss. — A Jackson police officer shot and killed a knife-wielding man at a local gas station, department officials said. Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance said the incident occurred about 6:45 p.m. Thursday when police officers were called to a disturbance at the JasCo Food Mart in north Jackson. Vance said the officer, who has not been identified, ordered the man to drop the knife. He said the officer shot the man ”at least twice” when the man reportedly turned and threatened the store owner.

Ala. Coach gets new trial date GREENVILLE. Miss. — A federal judge has rescheduled the trial of an Alabama high school football coach facing federal child molestation charges to May 9. Dwight Bowling had been scheduled for trial April 11

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS in federal court in Greenville. His attorney asked for a new date because she had another trial scheduled for the same day. Bowling is being held without bond in Lafayette County, Miss. He faces federal and state charges in two Mississippi counties. The charges include fondling, sexual battery and child exploitation. He has pleaded not guilty. Bowling is on administrative leave from his post as football coach at Sulligent High School in Sulligent, Ala.

N.O. officer guilty in kickback case NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police captain charged in a kickback scheme was convicted Friday of three of the six counts he faced. A federal jury found Capt. Michael Roussel guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of wire fraud. The jury acquitted him of one count of wire fraud and deadlocked on two other wire fraud counts. A Texas businessman, Joseph Branch, pleaded guilty last month to conspiring with Roussel to defraud the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Roussel, 47, allegedly helped negotiate a contract at inflated rates for Branch’s firm to provide armed guards to Entergy Services Inc. after a hurricane.

Spill damage trawl drowns dolphins NEW ORLEANS — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said federal scientists catching fish to test for possible damage from last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill accidentally drowned three dolphins. Spokesman Connie Barclay said the pantropical spotted dolphins were caught Wednesday from a trawl off the research ship Pisces, which works out of Pascagoula, Miss.




JACKSON (AP) — Fog is believed to have been a factor when a school bus and a tractor-trailer collided on a rural Mississippi highway Friday, killing a 10-year-old girl and injuring at least 10 people, authorities said. Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Jon Kalahar said the accident happened about 7:20 a.m. He said it appears that the bus had stopped at a stop sign

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Dropout rates Statistics are staggering From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus: Maybe you can do the math. State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham, who was drawing attention to Mississippi’s school-dropout problem, put forth an alarming statistic: Nationwide, 72 percent of dropouts end up either in prison or on government assistance. A few more numbers for this equation: 5,000 students will fail to graduate in Mississippi this year. The state has a 16.8 percent dropout rate. Locally, the problem is much worse. The Columbus Municipal School

District had a 22-percent dropout rate in 2009, according to the Kids Count database. So, more than one in five students in the system won’t make it through 12th grade. Lowndes’ rate of 13.3 percent beats the state average, but is still unacceptable. Compounding this difficult problem: state budget cutbacks. Money for programs combating the state’s high dropout rate have dried up. Despite budget cutbacks, and to its credit, the Columbus district has been hard at work to solve this problem. Columbus High’s Freshman Academy gives ninth-graders tools to transition into life in high school. The International Baccalaureate program gives

CHS students a quality education to strive for. Without state funding, however, more programs desperately needed at schools like Columbus High won’t be available in the future. State funding can’t solve our dropout problem alone, however — it’s only one piece of the formula. The community needs to support its schools. Students need to feel they have a safe, nurturing environment in which to learn. And, kids need help and support at home. All these add up to a successful education for our children. Take one factor out of this equation, and you can’t solve the problem.

Budget battle pits education against saving The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: Budgeting is about priorities and there always will be honest disagreements over what is more important. The debate between Mississippi lawmakers and Gov. Haley Barbour over the Fiscal Year 2012 budget is clear-cut: Does Mississippi want to fund education or put more money in the bank? Fiscal responsibility dictates that the state maintain adequate reserves. Barbour has been correct in opposing depletion of the state’s so-called “rainy day fund” during the current recession. However, the dispute now is not as much about conservative fiscal policy and saving for a “rainy day” as it is Barbour attempting to make a political point rather than wisely managing the

resources the state has at its deposal. Barbour and House and Senate leaders have largely agreed that education should not be cut below its current levels. Even that seemingly frugal approach during this recession is not doing the schoolchildren of Mississippi any favors. Education already has taken a more than $300 million hit since the downturn began. The state does not adequately fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, the level of funding that is determined to provide a basic “adequate” education. While all insist they support “level funding,” Barbour and Senate Republican supporters are seeking to cut other education items. House Democrats are balking, saying

it will not only damage education funding, but will simply push down funding pressures to the local districts. That means they would have to raise local property taxes, which 70 of the 152 districts already have had to do to make up for lack of state funding. Lawmakers have proposed more than $200 million in reserves, not counting unused money set aside after Hurricane Katrina. That is an adequate and fiscally conservative approach. Barbour, in his expected bid for president, apparently is wanting to make a point about how fiscally conservative he is to voters outside of Mississippi. The folks back home know underfunding education when money is available is penny-wise and pound foolish.

Mississippians answer the call for Japan NE Miss. Daily Journal, Tupelo: Whenever natural disaster strikes, Americans are generous in their response whether it’s a U.S. calamity like Hurricane Katrina or an event far from our shores. Mississippians, who annually top the national charitable giving list, are usually front and center when there’s a need either next door or thousands of miles away. The horrific events in Japan offer a convergence of an international tragedy and a local connection. As could be expected, Mississippians are responding in their usual generous way. The earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear crisis in Japan have cap-

tured the world’s attention, sympathy and response. The U.S. government and other American agencies and organizations, both public and private, have come to the aid of a nation that has suffered untold devastation and loss of life. But here in Northeast Mississippi, there’s a special connection that serves as an even greater impetus to generosity. Since 2007, this region has had a special connection with Japan. It was then that Toyota announced it would build its newest manufacturing facility here, and similar announcements by several of its Japanese-owned suppliers have followed. Before that, Mississippi had another Japanese automotive connection — the

Nissan plant in Canton. In recent years residents of this region have greeted newcomers from Japan who’ve moved into the area to get the new plants off the ground. We’ve been exposed to more information about the Japanese culture as part of the region’s effort to make these newcomers feel welcome, and a sprinkling of Japanese restaurants have opened to add to the area’s expanding cultural variety. While our shared humanity is enough to elicit a response from compassionate Northeast Mississippians, this new exposure to Japanese people living and working in the region serves to heighten local concern.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 A dancing contest between two couples at Professor Hirsch’s hall lasts for an hour and is called a draw. The couples are Walter Allen and Sophia French, Sam Teller and Ruth Beer.


an early morning flight from Jackson to New Orleans. • Vicksburg’s new four-lane entrance from the south is dedicated with city, county and state officials present.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Derivaux announce the birth of a daughter, Diane, on April 1.

A.L. Dorsey is appointed overseer of Road 88. • State Sen. Will Murphy of Louisiana is in the city. • Capt. Knight is making the final trip over the proposed line of the Vicksburg, Canton and Birmingham railroad.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

100 YEARS AGO: 1911

Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Reene of Tallulah announce the birth of a daughter, Margaret, on March 23. • Mrs. Julia Scott, Edwards resident, dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

Sarah Bernhardt appears here in “Camille.” • H.F. Garbish gets the contract for grading Bowmar Avenue. • Gaston Saux, new manager of the National Park Hotel, is here for several days.

Young Rusty Clay displays the first two fish he ever caught, and Halton Womack shows off a 16-pound gobbler, his first. • Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Walton announce the birth of a son, Koury Marques, on April 2.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Mrs. Jack Gordon and mother are in Memphis. • S.N. Sutton returns from a meeting of ice cream manufacturers in Jackson.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 News is received of the death of CarmanBeaupre of Delta aboard the steamer Papoose. • The Henry Yoste Jewelry Store stock is being disposed of at an auction sale. • A cooking school opens at Rice Furniture Store. • The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Canizaro dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mrs. Eustace Conway returns from a visit in Houston, Texas. • R.W. Donnelly, local railroadman, is ill at the Sanitarium. • The Vicksburg Chapter, Sons of the American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, participates in the Memphis Cotton Carnival.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce approaches Southern Airways with a request that Vicksburg be included on

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Students and parents at South Park Elementary work to clean one of four nature trails near the school that will be used as part of the “Classroom in the Forest.” • Katherine Marie Steed and Billy Charles McDonald announce their engagement.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Heather Marie Kindhart celebrates her first birthday. • Syble White Sanders dies. • Eddie Buckner and Wayne Roberts Jr. bag an 18-pound turkey with five beards.

Their age difference was the same as ours, 2 1/2 years, and it was easy to pretend we were Nancy and Carol, skating our way into America’s hearts.

Ice skating in the Florida panhandle with ‘Golden Skates’ COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — My sister, JoAnne, and I didn’t know squat about figure skating until she brought home from school this little paperback. “Golden Skates,” it was called, “The Story of Carol Heiss, Teenage Champion.” We lived in the Florida Panhandle, after all, not Boston or Colorado Springs, and Hell would have frozen over before a pond for ice-skating did. We’d never even seen figure skating on the television; hadn’t had one long. None of that mattered once we discovered blond ice goddess Carol Heiss. The book was full of black and white, growing-up photos of Olympic gold medalist Carol and her younger sister, Nancy. Their age difference was the same as ours, 2 1/2 years, and it was easy to pretend we were Nancy and Carol, skating our way into America’s hearts. They had a brother on skates as well, but we didn’t bother with him. Carol’s story was wonderful; she might RHETA have gone professional gRIMSLEY after a silver medal in 1957, but her mother, who had cancer, elicited a promise that Carol would keep competing until she won the gold. Round and round the pink patio — that’s another story — JoAnne and I would glide, not an easy sport in socks, on concrete. We’d describe in infinite detail to one another our imaginary costumes: “I’m wearing a solid blue velvet dress with sequin buttons and a white fur collar.” It was 90 degrees in the shade, if there’d been any, but always we wore velvet with fur trim. Only our color schemes changed. So immersed were we in pretend skating, our parents bought us skirts. Mine was a pleated brown wool plaid; JoAnne’s was black with red satin lining and bejeweled mock gloves as pockets. I was jealous for years. I noticed a sign for the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame near the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. I had to go look for Carol. The museum was full of stars, but I knew the one I wanted to see. I paid scant attention to the Andy Warhol painting of Dorothy Hamill and a display for Michelle Kwan. I stopped for Sonja Henie only because she’s the vamp who liberated female skaters from those long, restricting dresses they wore before she swished onto the scene in the 1930s, liberator in white skates and short costumes. Sonja went on to a movie career, flashing her teeth and skates to great advantage. It was 50 years ago last month that an airplane crashed in Belgium, killing 72 people, including 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team. The museum here remembered the tragedy with a tribute display and by adding all the skaters killed to its Hall of Fame. Carol Heiss had retired the year before, in 1960, after winning Olympic gold in her mother’s memory. By then she had won five consecutive world titles. In 1961, when the plane with her friends and colleagues went down, she heard about it in a phone call late at night. That year she was appearing as the lead in her first and only Hollywood venture, “Snow White and the Three Stooges.” When I got back to my computer, I searched for current photographs of Carol Heiss, a skating coach in Ohio. She’s still beautiful, if a photograph in USA Today can be believed. I’m so glad. I’m not sure any of her proteges practiced any harder or were more devoted to her legend than a couple of skinny Panhandle urchins slicing through humidity and reality near Pensacola Bay.


• Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

Deal or no deal? Obama: Compromise close on budget cuts Boehner says not so fast

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that compromise is close with Republicans on $33 billion in budget cuts, and he warned that without a deal the ensuing government shutdown would “jeopardize our economic recovery” just as jobs are being created. Despite his assessment, negotiators reported little progress, Senate Democrats backtracked on a key concession from earlier in the week and Congress’ top Republican sounded less optimistic than the president that a breakthrough was imminent. “There is no number. There is no agreement on a number” on how much to cut, insisted House Speaker John Boehner, who is under pressure from Tea Party-backed conservatives not to give too much ground. Still, he added, “I am not preparing for a government shutdown.” Funding for the government expires on Friday at midnight, and without action by Congress, a partial shutdown would follow. The day’s events occurred against a backdrop of unusually upbeat news about the economy, which is still recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression. The Labor Department reported that companies added 216,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.8 percent. Nearly six weeks after the House passed a bill calling for $61 billion in cuts, it appeared the endgame was at hand in the first of what is expected to be a series of political battles over the size and scope of government. “We will be working through the weekend to forge a compromise,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. At Republican insistence, Congress has already cut $10 billion in spending as part of a pair of stopgap spending bills to keep the government open for business. While another short-term bill has not been ruled out, Obama, Boehner, Reid and

The associated press

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, comments on the Senate Democratic leadership and the problems in passing a long-term spending bill.

‘It can’t be ‘my way or the highway’ politics,’ President Barack Obama

others have said they would prefer to complete work on a six-month bill to close out the budget year. Already, Republicans are looking ahead to unveiling a 2012 budget next week, after weighing privately whether to delay so they could focus all of their attention on the current clash. Administration officials have been heavily involved in the negotiations on the spending bill, but the president struck something of an above-thefray note on Friday.

‘There is no number. There is no agreement on a number.’

House Majority Leader John Boehner

“Given the encouraging news we received today on jobs, it would be the height of irresponsibility to halt our economic momentum because of the same old Washington politics,” he said. “It can’t be ‘my way or the highway’ politics,” said the president, who has sought to recapture the support of independents who helped elect him in 2008 but defected to the GOP in last fall’s elections. “We know that a compromise is within reach. And we also know that if these budget

negotiations break down, it could shut down the government and jeopardize our economic recovery.” The original House bill would cut $61 billion from domestic accounts, including administration priorities such as education and infrastructure. Senate Democrats and the White House have proposed adding defense cuts to the bill in an attempt to reduce the burden on domestic programs. Boehner declined to say whether that was acceptable to him.


Obama, GOP expected to ditch public campaign funds NEW YORK (AP) — A cor- gate-era fundraising abuses. nerstone of U.S. politics since The system was intended to the 1970s, public funding of reduce candidates’ depenpresidential campaigns might dence on large contributions soon go the way of other relics from individuals and groups. Money for the program of the era like long sideburns and lava lamps. Neither Pres- comes from a voluntary ident Barack Obama nor any $3 checkoff on Americans’ of the leading 2012 Republi- income tax returns. The fund can contenders is expected to currently contains $195 milaccept federal matching funds lion, which can be used only for presidential primary and and the limits they impose. In fact, opting to take public general election campaigns money to finance a presiden- and to subsidize the major partial campaign this year is ties’ nominating conventions. Over time, the program likely to be seen as the mark began to weaken. George W. of a loser. “I would be shocked if Bush refused public funding they took matching funds. in his 2000 and 2004 presidenI don’t think that it’s a suc- tial primary campaigns but cessful model this time, or in did accept the money in the the future,” says GOP strate- general election. Several cangist Carl Forti. He’s been an didates in both parties opted adviser to ex-Massachusetts out in the 2008 primaries, Gov. Mitt Romney and helped but others did accept matchrun American Crossroads, an ing funds, including Democ r a t Jo h n independent ‘I would be shocked if Edwards. group that Arizona raised milthey took matching S e n . Jo h n lions to defeat funds. I don’t think that McCain, the Democrats in 008 GOP 2010. it’s a successful model this 2nominee, Obama’s time, or in the future.’ turned down record-breakmatching ing fundraisCarl Forti funds for the ing in the 2008 GOP strategist primaries campaign but then took allowed him to abandon the public system them in the general election — in both the primaries and the a move that severely hindered general election. With his suc- his ability to compete financess as a benchmark, top-tier cially with Obama. By refusing matching funds, Republican candidates now candidates are potentially forare planning to go it alone. The president, who has no feiting a lot of money. Edwards Democratic primary race, may received nearly $13 million in become the first candidate to matching funds in the 2008 raise $1 billion for the general primary, and Joe Biden, now the vice president, accepted election in 2012. Republicans in a wide field over $2 million for his primary must battle each other for the run. McCain, the winner of the party’s private donors. But the GOP nomination that year, emergence of free-spending accepted $84 million in federal independent groups — since funds for the general election, the Supreme Court in 2009 but that barred him from any cleared the way for unlimited private fundraising. Obama corporate spending in cam- opted out of the system and paigns — is expected to help raised $264 million. For the general election this close the imbalance between Obama and the GOP. Several time, a qualifying party’s nomof the Republicans also have inee would get just under $90 million and would be prohibimmense personal wealth. Presidential candidates of ited from raising more priboth parties once relied on vately. For the primaries it’s money from the U.S. Trea- more complicated: Qualifysury as an indispensible part ing candidates can receive a of their budgets. Indeed, the federal match of up to $250 ability to qualify for match- for each contribution from an ing funds was considered an individual and must abide by indication of a candidate’s both state spending limits and strength after the system was an overall spending limit of put in place following Water- around $50 million.

Administration approves pay packages for TARP recipients WASHINGTON — The administration’s pay czar has approved compensation packages for top executives at the four companies that are still receiving exceptional assistance from the government’s $700 billion bailout fund. The decisions, released late Friday, cover salary and other compensation for this year for the top 25 executives at General Motors Co., Chrysler, American International Group Inc. and Ally Financial Inc., the former financing arm of GM. The government’s findings do not identify the executives by name but only by salary rankings. For GM, the compensation table shows the highest paid executive will get $1.7 million in salary in 2011 and performance-based stock awards


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS that will bring total compensation to $9 million. GM is headed by Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson. The highest paid executive at insurance giant AIG will be paid $3 million in salary and receive total compensation of $10.5 million in 2011. AIG is led by President and CEO Robert Benmosche. The highest paid executive at Ally Financial will receive no cash salary in 2011 but was granted performancebased stock awards that will total $9.5 million. Ally’s chief executive is Michael Carpenter. Ally, which is 74 percent owned by the government, announced this week that it is preparing an initial public stock offering as a

way to repay a portion of the $17.2 billion in aid that Ally received from the government’s bailout fund, the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The highest paid executive at Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, who is head of both Chrysler and Italy’s Fiat, is not covered by the executive compensation restrictions because he receives his salary from Fiat. The pay czar’s filing showed that the second highest paid executive at Chrysler will receive $500,000 in cash salary this year and total compensation of $1.18 million.

1 in 5 air traffic trainees wash out WASHINGTON — More than one in five of air traffic controllers hired by the Fed-

eral Aviation Administration in recent years washed out before finishing their training, said a report released Friday by a government watchdog. The FAA has been underestimating the number of new hires who didn’t finish their training because of flaws in the methodology the agency was using, the Transportation Department’s inspector general said in a report posted online. Using a different methodology, the inspector general said 22 percent of new controllers who should have completed their training last year didn’t. In 2009, 21 percent failed to complete their training, and in 2008 it was 31 percent. FAA currently employs about 15,700 controllers, said agency spokesman Laura


White House: Assad must deliver on reforms WASHINGTON — The White House is calling on Syrian President Bashar Assad to deliver on his promises of meaningful reform following a wave of protests. In a statement, the White House says Assad has a responsibility to take concrete steps and actions that lead to democracy and greater freedom for his

people. Assad announced limited steps toward reform this week, saying he was forming committees to look into civilian deaths and the possibility of replacing Syria’s despised emergency laws. Dozens of people have been killed in two weeks of demonstrations. The protests are the most serious challenge yet to the four-decade rule of the Assad family.


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Stocks rise on jobs report; oil closes near $108 NEW YORK (AP) — A drop in the unemployment rate to a two-year low sent stocks higher Friday. The Labor Department said the unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent, the lowest since March 2009, as companies added workers at the fastest two-month pace since before the recession began. Approximately 216,000 new jobs were created last month, offsetting layoffs by local governments. Economists had expected the unemployment rate to remain at 8.9 percent. “We are clearly seeing a breakout in the labor market,” said Paul Zemsky, the head of asset allocation at ING Investment Management. “The jobless recovery is ending and we are moving into a job expansion stage of the economy.”

The report helped send the Dow Jones industrial average to a new 2011 high during early trading. Stocks then pared those gains in the afternoon as oil prices hit new 30-month highs. Crude oil jumped $1.22 to settle at $107.94. The Dow’s 100-point gain early in the day seemed unwarranted because the employment report was just slightly better than expected, said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer at Harris Private Bank in Chicago. “There’s a relief that the job gains were continuing, but it’s not a huge surprise,” he said. “It’s worth maybe 40 points on the Dow.” Stocks rose across the market. Eight of the 10 company groups that make up the S&P 500 index moved higher, led by a 0.9 percent rise in

industrials shares. The Dow rose 56.99 points, or 0.5 percent, to 12,376.72. The average of 30 large company stocks gained 1.3 percent for the week. The Dow has already risen 6.9 percent this year. That’s the best start since 1999. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6.58, or 0.5 percent, to 1,332.41. The Nasdaq composite rose 8.53, or 0.3 percent, to 2,789.60. All three indexes made gains for the second week in a row. The S&P 500 rose 1.42 percent and the Nasdaq 1.7 percent. “This jobs report shows that we are in the early stages of a sustainable recovery in employment, and that is what’s letting the market put the recent correction behind us,” said Phil Orlando, chief

equity strategist at Federated Investors. The Institute of Supply Management reported a slight slowing in manufacturing growth during March. The trade group’s index of manufacturing activity slipped to 61.2 from February’s 61.4. The drop was largely expected after manufacturing hit its highest level since May 2004 during February. The Commerce Department delivered more bad news on the construction industry. The government said construction spending fell in February to its lowest level since 1999. Two shares rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was 4 billion shares.

Nissan’s Canton plant among FDA proposes mandatory five being temporarily closed calorie counts on menus FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Nissan Americas is closing five North American plants, including the Canton facility, for several days this month because of supply disruptions stemming from the earthquake in Japan. The car maker says it had planned to idle production at these plants later in the year, but decided to shut them earlier than scheduled because of the expected disruptions. The Canton plant, located north of Jackson on Interstate 55, makes the Nissan Altima, Nissan Quest, Nissan Armada, Nissan Titan and Infiniti QX56. It will be closed for six days in April.

8 Whitney offices to be sold in deal WASHINGTON — Hancock Holding Co.’s proposed $1.5 billion acquisition of Gulf Coast banking rival Whitney Holding Corp. passes antitrust muster, provided that eight Whitney offices in Mississippi and Louisiana are sold, the Justice Department said Friday. Under an agreement with the government, New Orleans-based Whitney will sell its entire network of seven branches in the Biloxi and Gulfport areas of Mississippi, along with $155.4 million in deposits and one office in Bogalusa, La., along with $46.7 million in deposits. The divestitures will include commercial loans associated with the branches. The Justice Department said it would advise the Federal Reserve, which must approve the acquisition, that it will not challenge the deal if the sales are made. Gulfport, Miss.-based Hancock announced the $1.5 billion stock deal to acquire


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Whitney in December. As part of the deal, Hancock intends to buy back Whitney preferred shares, which were issued to the U.S. Treasury in exchange for $300 million as part of the government’s troubled asset relief program.

Huntington Ingalls: La. yard closure near NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The chief executive of newly created shipbuilding contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. says the company is on schedule to close its Louisiana shipyard in 2013. Huntington Ingalls is the product of a spinoff of defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. It owns shipyards at Pascagoula, Avondale, La., and Newport News. It employs nearly 38,000 people nationwide and is Virginia’s largest industrial employer.

United, Continental boost fares $10 DALLAS — The big U.S. airlines are raising base fares by $10 per round trip on some domestic routes with the busy summer travel season approaching. United, Continental, Delta and American raised prices, but low-cost carriers such as Southwest, AirTran and JetBlue did not match the increases. The airlines face sharply higher costs for fuel, one of their biggest expenses. They have pushed through at least six broad price increases this year, but the last two in March failed when some airlines declined to go along.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under menu labeling requirements proposed Friday by the Food and Drug Administration. The requirements will force chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to post the amount of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-through lanes. The new rules will also apply to vending machines where calorie information isn’t already visible on the package. The calorie counts will apply to an estimated 280,000 establishments and could be on menus by 2012. Required as part of health overhaul leg-

islation signed into law last year, they are designed to give restaurant diners information that has long been available on packaged goods cooked at home. The FDA estimates that a third of calories are consumed by eating out. But don’t expect calorie shock when ordering at the movie theater, where a tub of popcorn can contain well north of a thousand calories — movie theaters are exempt, along with airplanes, bowling alleys and other businesses whose primary business is not to sell food, according to the FDA. Movie theaters pushed to be left out after guidelines published last year included them. Alcohol will also be exempted, according to the agency.

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7 die after Afghans storm U.N. office Yemenis hold largest anti-government protest KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghans angry over the burning of a Quran at a small Florida church stormed a U.N. compound in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing seven foreigners, including four Nepalese guards. Afghan authorities suspect insurgents melded into the mob and they announced the arrest of more than 20 people, including a militant they suspect was the ringleader of the assault in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh province. The suspect was an insurgent from Kapisa province, a hotbed of militancy about 250 miles southeast of the city, said Rawof Taj, deputy provincial police chief. The topic of Quran burning stirred outrage among millions of Muslims and others worldwide after the Rev. Terry Jones’ small church, Dove Outreach Center, threatened to destroy a copy of the holy book last year. The pastor backed down but the church in Gainesville, Fla., went through with the burning last month. Four protesters also died in the violence in Mazar-i-Sharif, which is on a list of the first seven areas of the country where Afghan security forces are slated to take over from the U.S.-led coalition starting in July. Other demonstrations, which were peaceful, were held in Kabul and Herat in western Afghanistan, fueling resentment against the West at a critical moment in the Afghan war. Protesters burned a U.S. flag at a sports stadium in Herat and chanted “Death to the U.S.” and “They broke the heart of Islam.” About 100 people gathered at a traffic circle near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. One protester carried a sign that said: “We want these bloody bastard Americans with all their forces to leave Afghanistan.”

SANAA, Yemen — Hundreds of thousands of Yemenis packed a square in the capital and marched in villages and cities across the nation on Friday in what appeared to be the largest demonstrations in more than a month of demands the country’s longtime ruler Ali Abdullah Saleh step down. Youth leaders said they planned a march in the direction of the heavily guarded presidential palace. Saleh has ruled Yemen for 32 years. He warns that if he is ousted, Yemen will descend into chaos, boosting the al-Qaida presence already in the country.

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Afghans shout anti-U.S. slogans during a demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday. U.N. peacekeeping chief Alain LeRoy said the top U.N. envoy in Afghanistan, Staffan De Mistura, who is in Mazar-iSharif, believes “the U.N. was not the target.” “They wanted to find an international target and the U.N. was the one there in Mazar-i-Sharif,” LeRoy told reporters at U.N. headquarters in New York. Initially, Afghan police reported that eight foreigners had been killed in Mazari-Sharif. Late on Friday, Dan McNorton, a spokesman for the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Kabul, revised the death toll to seven — four foreign security guards and three other foreigners. Secretary-General Ban Kimoon, who is in Nairobi, said it was “an outrageous and cowardly attack against U.N. staff, which cannot be justi-

fied under any circumstances and I condemn in the strongest possible terms.” He instructed De Mistura to assess the situation and take any “necessary measures to ensure the safety of all U.N. staff.” President Barack Obama condemned the attack and underscored the importance of the U.N.’s work in Afghanistan. “We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to reject violence and resolve differences through dialogue,” Obama said. At the U.S. State Department, spokesman Mark Toner said the burning of a Quran in Florida was contrary to Americans’ respect for Islam and religious tolerance. “This is an isolated act done by a small group of people and ... does not reflect the respect the people of the United States have toward Islam,” he said.

Child among 4 killed at Mexico burrito stand CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Gunmen opened fire on a burrito truck in this border city, killing the vendor, his 10-year-old son and two other people Friday, a day after an attack on a nearby bar resulted in 10 deaths. The bright red food truck sat just yards from an elementary school where children were at gym class in an outdoor patio, said Arturo Sandoval, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state attorney general’s office. The motive of the shooting — and the target — were unknown. Sandoval said the two other slain adults were men between the ages of 25 and 30 who were eating at tables next to the truck.

Ivory Coast standoff might be near end ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Laurent Gbagbo’s 10-year grip on the Ivory Coast


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS seemed to be in its final hours after fighters encircled both his residence and the presidential palace and battled to unseat the man who has refused to recognize his defeat in last year’s election. Even in the face of a rapid military advance that has swept across the world’s largest cocoa producer and arrived at his doorstep, Gbagbo rejected calls Friday to step down. His aides defiantly said they will never give in, even though nearly 80 percent of the country and now large swaths of its largest city are controlled by an armed group fighting to install the internationally recognized winner of the election, Alassane Ouattara.

Israeli airstrike kills Gaza militants JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it hit a group of Palestinians in Gaza its says was planning to abduct Israelis. An Israeli military spokeswoman said late Friday that an “aircraft had fired at a terror squad of the terror group Hamas that was planning to carry out kidnappings.” She said the group was plotting the attacks for the Jewish festival of Passover later this month, in Israel as well as in the poplar Egyptian resort of Sinai. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Adham Abu Salmia said three men were killed. No militant group has claimed the men as members but Gaza officials say they belonged to the Islamic Jihad group.



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becomes law if the Senate does not reverse course and approve it by Wednesday. The current budget that pays for the government runs out two days later, meaning that if no agreement is reached on spending for the remaining six months of this budget year, part of the government would shut down on April 9. A shutdown would mean that lawmakers and President Barack Obama would not get paid, a provision some have questioned because the Constitution explicitly says the president’s pay can’t be changed in the middle of his term. The specter of a shutdown haunts both parties and has inspired some robust blamethrowing in public, while behind closed doors, negotia-

tors for House Republicans, Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama huddle over the details. The circle of blame works this way: Senate Democrats blame the tea party for House Republicans’ refusal to back off the budget they passed last month, which would cut $61 billion and repeal the health care overhaul. House Republicans blame Senate Democrats for rejecting that plan and not proposing one of their own. And the tea party, which is pushing for the full $100 billion in cuts Republicans promised in the 2010 campaign, blames them both. Republicans are feeling the tea party heat. On Friday, House Republicans brought up a bill that many acknowl-

edged had little value except as an insurance policy against blame, in case of a government shutdown. “It’s showing our intent to cut spending,” said freshman Rep. Bill Huizenga, R-Mich. It’s also, he added, an expression of frustration with the Senate. “Why is the Senate AWOL on this?” But Democrats said the bill made a mockery of a fairly common legislative tactic where by voting on one bill, the House or Senate “deems” that another bill is approved. Republicans howled a year ago when House Democrats, trying to avoid a direct vote on the massive health care act, deemed that a vote on a small fix-it bill accompanying the legislation would automatically send the health

care bill, already approved by the Senate, to President Obama for his signature. Then-minority leader John Boehner said the Democratic effort to avoid a direct House vote was “the ultimate in Washington power grabs, a legislative ploy that lets Democrats defy the will of the American people.” On Friday, Democrats derided the Republican spending bill as a childish waste of the House’s time. “I wish I were not standing here explaining to my colleagues how a bill becomes law,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., the senior Democrat on the Rules Committee.

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

Rev. Jimmie Dale Bailey Sr. Rev. Jimmie Dale Bailey Sr. died Thursday, March 31, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 74. Rev. Jimmie Rev. Bailey Dale Bailey Sr. was born in Satartia and graduated from Culkin Academy before joining the Navy. He attended Hinds Junior College, Southwest Community College and Delta State University. He was a Bible scholar and teacher and pastored churches in Vicksburg, McComb, Grenada, Greenville and Yazoo City. He served as CEO of Lovie’s Day Care from 1985 until 2010. He was preceded in death by his parents, John T. and

Gladys Bailey. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Lovie Pugh Bailey of Vicksburg; one son, Jimmie Dale Bailey Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter, Dinah Lynn Curtis of Byram; a brother, Billy Joe Bailey of Pearl; three sisters, Bonita Purvis, Sara Sellers and Patsy Beausoliel, all of Vicksburg; six grandchildren; and six greatgrandchildren. A memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at New Beginnings Church on Lee Road. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service. Memorials may be made to Camellia Hospice, 2080 S. Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Alfreda Knox EDWARDS — Services for Alfreda Knox will be at 2 today at New Oak Ridge M.B. Church in Edwards with the Rev. K.C. Frazier officiating. Burial will follow at Henry Cemetery with W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Ms. Knox died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 46.

She was a homemaker and a member of Old Oak Ridge M.B. Church.

nity Health Systems, has 261 general acute-care beds, 40 adult psychiatric beds, 28 adult chemical dependency beds, 12 adolescent chemical dependency beds and 31 long-term care beds, which are temporarily de-licensed, the application says. The parent company is the second-largest publicly traded hospital chain in the U.S., behind Nashville-based HCA Holdings Inc., which re-entered the stock market March 9.





Sunny with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the mid-50s

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

LOCAL FORECAST sunday-tuesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms on Monday; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the mid-40s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the mid-50s sunday-tuesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms on Monday; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the mid-40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 72º Low/past 24 hours............... 53º Average temperature......... 63º Normal this date................... 62º Record low....31º before 1886 Record high............87º in 1957 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..........................None Total/year.............. 14.69 inches Normal/month......0.39 inches Normal/year........ 16.70 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 5:15 A.M. Most active...............11:25 P.M. Active............................. 5:36 P.M. Most active................11:46 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:22 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:23 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:49

RIVER DATA friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 43.2 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 13.2 | Change: NC Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.6 | Change: NC Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.8 | Change: +0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 6.9 | Change: +1.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.7 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU friday Land....................................85.5 River....................................91.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 42.4 Monday.................................. 41.1 Tuesday.................................. 39.5 Memphis Sunday.................................... 30.4 Monday.................................. 29.7 Tuesday.................................. 29.0 Greenville Sunday.................................... 47.7 Monday.................................. 47.3 Tuesday.................................. 46.9 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 42.8 Monday.................................. 42.6 Tuesday.................................. 42.4


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Tucson shooting victim Locally grown? It all depends on how one defines it honored with 9/11 memory ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — You think of Christina-Taylor Green when you see the patch of dirt where she scooped grounders at second base in Canyon del Oro Little League. You think of the youngest victim of the Tucson shootings when you see the batter’s box where she knocked line drives. A n d yo u think of her when you see the 9-foot, 11-inch-tall silver statue of an angel just beyond the outfield Christina-Taylor fence. Green “It’s going to serve as a daily reminder to us that we had the privilege of knowing Christina,” said John Ward, who coached her for two years. The statue was unveiled at a ceremony on Friday, the start of the season. The angel’s hand extends out, its robes appearing to blow in the wind. It is intended to be a symbol of peace after the Jan. 8 shooting that killed five others and wounded 13, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The statue’s height holds added significance because the numbers 9 and 11 are prominent in Christina-Taylor’s life. She was born on Sept. 11, 2001 — the day of the terrorist attacks — and was featured in a book about other children born that day. Besides a 5 1/2-foot long fragment of an I-beam from ground zero, the Freedom’s Steadfast Angel of Love also incorporates a 3 1/2-foot-long piece of steel from the Pentagon and a large rock from the

Flight 93 crash site, sculptor Lei Hennessy-Owen said. “It’s beautiful,” said shooting victim Susan Hileman, 59, who was holding Christina-Taylor’s hand when a gunman opened fire at a meet and greet held by Giffords outside a supermarket. Hileman had taken her to the event because the little girl said she was interested in politics. Hileman and other survivors as well as Christina-Taylor’s parents and brother plan to attend the ceremony at James D. Kriegh Park, where Christina-Taylor donned a forest green and bright yellow baseball uniform to play for the Pirates. Ward said he will always remember her as a no-nonsense, competitive player who had the team’s most RBIs and became a leader for the other players — even though they were all boys. Today, there are eight girls in the league, up from three last year. “I read that as Christina might have been a little inspiration,” he said. “In many ways, she led by example, being able to show the boys how to make a play, how to work hard,” Ward said. It might not be all that surprising. Her father is a Los Angeles Dodgers scout, and her grandfather, Dallas Green, who led the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series title in 1980. Mac Kochanski, 8, played with Christina-Taylor last season and his father coaches her brother, Dallas. “It doesn’t feel good,” he said about starting a season without her. “She was a really good second baseman and always really kind.”

Teen charged in slaying of great-grandparents HUGO, Colo. — A 16-yearold boy from eastern Colorado has been arrested, accused of killing his greatgrandparents. The Lincoln County sheriff’s office said the boy was taken into custody Friday after being released from the hospital. His name hasn’t been released. The teen was injured in a car wreck on Wednesday. Deputies discovered the bodies of his great-grandparents when they went to their home to notify them about the crash. Charles and Laura Clagett are believed to have been killed Sunday night. The coroner said they were each shot in the head while in bed. The boy had been living with the Claggets, who were both in their 80s.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 official at the Agriculture Department recently got a real-life lesson in the loose definition of the trendiest word in groceries: “local.” Walking into her neighborhood grocery store in Washington, Kathleen Merrigan saw a beautiful display of plump strawberries and a sign that said they were local produce. But the package itself said they were grown in California — more than 2,000 miles away. The popularity of locally grown food — which many assume means the food is fresher, made with fewer chemicals and grown by smaller, less corporate farms — has led to an explosion in the use of the word “local” in food marketing. It’s the latest big thing after the surge in food marketed as “organic,” another subject of continuing labeling controversy. But what does local mean? Lacking common agreement, sellers capitalizing on the trend occasionally try to fudge the largely unregulated term. Some grocery stores may define local as within a large group of states, while consumers might think it means right in their hometown. “It’s a sales gimmick,” says Allen Swann, a Maryland farmer who became frustrated when he realized a nearby grocery chain was selling peaches and corn from New York and New Jersey as local produce. “They are using the word local because of the economic advantage of using the word local.” A federal definition is unlikely because of the diversity of crops and growing regions around the country. A set distance or definition that works for one state or one crop may not make sense for others. But some states have taken a crack at it. Vermont defines “local” as grown within the state or within 30 miles of where it is sold. Massachusetts has simi-

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Joani Gwilliam of Plymouth, Mass., holds bags full of herbs and produce while making a stop at one of the many indoor farm stands inside the visitor center at Plimouth Plantation.

‘It’s a sales gimmick. They are using the word local because of the economic advantage of using the word local.’ Allen Swann

Maryland farmer

lar restrictions for the word “native.” And numerous other states have made it easier for local farmers to advertise that their food was produced in-state. Maryland recently proposed a new rule that would require retailers to disclose what state a food is from if they advertise it as locally grown. Maryland Agriculture Secretary Earl “Buddy” Hance says the state settled on that approach so consumers could be the ones to decide what they think is local. “We were concerned that when a consumer went into a store and saw that they were buying ’local’ corn they thought they were supporting Maryland farmers, and that wasn’t always the case,” he

says. The U.S. Agriculture Department has found that there is no generally accepted definition of local food. With few regulations, retailers have different standards. Whole Foods Market says a food cannot be labeled as local unless it traveled to the store in seven or fewer hours by car or truck. Wal-Mart labels produce as local if it is from the same state where it is sold. Supervalu, which operates some Albertsons stores, Jewel-Osco and other supermarket chains, defines local as within regions that can encompass four or five states. Safeway defines local as coming from the same state or a one-day drive from field to store. Many retailers just

leave it up to individual store managers. The Agriculture Department says consumer preferences for locally grown food can mean more jobs and profits for local farmers and higher produce sales in stores. The department estimates that locally grown foods will generate $7 billion in sales this year, up from $5 billion in 2007. Restaurants are also hoping to capitalize on the local trend. Dan Barber, the chef of New York City’s Blue Hill restaurant, grows much of his own food at a farm outside the city. He says he considers food grown within 150 miles as local. But that definition may not work for everyone, he said. “What’s local in New York could be very different from what’s local in North Dakota,” he says. “It all depends on what’s available. The question really should be, are you taking advantage of your region’s natural ecology?”



Cops: Teen killed by police staged report CANASTOTA, N.Y. — Police said a 17-year-old boy staged a carjacking report that touched off a chase and ended with him shot and killed when he pointed a pellet gun at two officers. They say Justin Arnold of Cazenovia was in a relative’s car when he made the 911 call Thursday afternoon to report the vehicle had been taken by an armed man. Police pursued the car to a dead-end road, where it was approached by two Canastota village police officers. Troopers say Arnold walked toward them and raised what appeared to be a handgun.

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Embarrassing discovery puts grandparents in tricky spot Q: Our 14-year-old granddaughter was recently staying with us. After she left, I looked at the history on our Internet browser and realized she had been visiting porn sites and chat rooms. What do I do? Juli: Young teens, both male and female, are falling prey to Internet porn. It is a lethal combination of excitement and sexual curiosity that can quickly become addictive. I recommend that you talk to your granddaughter about what you discovered, ideally in person. It FOCUS ON is really THE FAMILY important that you approach her with a spirit of love and concern, without judgment. She probably already feels a lot of shame. FOCUS ON EncourTHE FAMILY age her to share her struggle with her parents. If she is unwilling, tell her that, out of love, you will tell them. Q: Should my husband and I talk to our kids about drugs? We have a third- and sixth-grader. Jim: This is a topic that’s almost as scary as “the birds and the bees.” Nevertheless, you need to have this talk with your kids. No program or curriculum will carry the weight of your example. This dialogue should begin before your children reach adolescence. My friend Glenn Williams, who co-authored “How to Drug-Proof Your Kids” curriculum, says: “Would you wait until your child is past puberty to discuss with him the realities and responsibilities of sex? Would you wait until your child turns 16 and drives the family car onto the highway to teach him how to drive? No, of course not. And neither should you let your child get to the point of greatest vulnerability to drugs and alcohol before presenting the topic in the way you want your child to learn it.” Our boys are both under the age of 10, so drug abuse might not be an issue in their school yet. But that day is coming sooner than my wife and I would like to think. That’s why we are seeking resources that will help us tackle this subject. It’s critical every parent do the same. Start with, which offers helpful articles. •


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Euphytee Williams, left, and Setri Nyomi, who lived with Williams and his wife in 1972 as an exchange student from Ghana

Vicksburg shaped exchange student’s ministry By Pamela Hitchins Setri Nyomi was an 18-yearold idealist when he came to Vicksburg as an exchange student from the west African nation of Ghana in 1972. “I knew very little about the United States,” said Nyomi, now, at 56, the general secretary of the World Communion of Reformed Churches headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. “Of course, I thought I knew everything about the United States — it was a wonderful Christian country, from which Christian missionaries were always being sent out. It was my stereotype that there were no sinners here,” he said with a smile. Finding out that was not quite true has had a lasting impact on Nyomi’s ministry, which has been dedicated to working on a world stage to correct social injustice between the races, the sexes and the economic classes. “Whether race, whether women and men, in this global climate and economy, many are still suffering in this world. There is plenty, but many are still hungry,” Nyomi said Sunday in a visit to Vicksburg’s First Presbyterian Church, where he belonged to the youth group

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Setri Nyomi speaks Sunday at First Presbyterian Church. during his time here as exchange student. “It’s meant a lot to me to be a part of this church family and to come back again and again,” he said of First Presbyterian, where he spoke Sunday morning and also addressed an adult Sunday school class. Nyomi returns to the River City at least every year or two to visit with his “Vicksburg family,” Euphytee and Theresa Williams, with whom he lived while attending what was then called

North Vicksburg High School, two or three years after the city’s public schools were integrated, he said. “What I learned about the South, about racism, was not pleasant,” he said. “It shocked me. Not acts against me in particular, but I was shocked at the tension, at the difficulties that came from people seeing each other as different and threatening.” Nyomi was the first African student the American Field Service assigned to the Deep South. The Williamses and

their children were the first Southern African-Americans to host an exchange student, Euphytee Williams said. “The AFS office in New York was always apprehensive about sending an African to the South,” Nyomi said. “By the early 1970s, they felt it was time to try it.” Nyomi, who is married with three children, has retained a strong connection with the Williamses, keeps a key to their house and has been known to arrive for a visit late at night, let himself in

and sleep on the couch. “I thought someone was breaking into our home one night when he came in,” Euphytee Williams said with a laugh. In a 2009 visit, Nyomi brought his mother, now 83, to meet the Williamses. In the nearly 40 years since his Vicksburg year, Nyomi’s path led through the University of Ghana and Trinity Theological Seminary in Legon in the 1970s to Yale University Divinity School, where he earned a Master of Sacred Theology degree, and to Princeton Theological Seminary for a doctorate in pastoral theology. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in Ghana in 1980, and served as a church pastor in both Ghana and the United States. If not for his experience in Vicksburg, he said he feels sure God would have used him in parish ministry all his life. Instead he was led to wider fields, teaching in seminary, working with the World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches. In 2000, he became the first non-European general secretary of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches, See Exchange, Page B4.


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church events Antioch Baptist

Calvary Baptist

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

Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin with Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11. Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, will deliver the message. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. SMAC is from noon until 5 p.m. Evening activities begin at 3:30 with sanctuary choir, followed by Hamburger Fling/ silent auction fund raiser at 5 in the fellowship hall. Discipleship training is canceled. ACTS meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Monday. For those whose last name begins with A-M need to bring salad; N-Z need to bring desserts. Entertainment will be by One Voice of Bovina Baptist. GROW visitation is from 6 until 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Bible drills begin at 6 p.m.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship and children’s church for ages 4-8 at 10:30. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Monday’s women’s Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Awana begins at 6 p.m. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit www.

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a special time for children directed by Carol Farrar. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (first-sixth-graders) and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit www.

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the youth meeting, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Easter Cantata practice begins at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. UMW and UMM meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Beverly Harris. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly begins at 6 with a message by Nettle, minister. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Monday with Travanti Hill, minister of music, leading. Prayer meeting and Bible study are each Tuesday, and Tuesday Night Live worship is each first Tuesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main St., will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent with Holy Eucharist Rite I at 8 a.m. in the chapel and at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. A Christian Education program featuring a study of the sacraments begins at 9, and choir practice begins at 9:30. Both are in the parish hall. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service in the parish hall. Child care is provided during the 10 a.m. service. The Wednesday Coffee/ Bible study group will meet at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. Elliott will conduct a healing service at 12:15 p.m. Call 601-638-5899 or visit christchurchvburg.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch speaking. On Wednesday, a ladies class begins at 9:45 a.m. Classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail vickcofc@cablelynx. com for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.

Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-0141 or 601-5290904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second

devotion “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.”

1 Corinthians 3:18 • One day, the great preacher of yesteryear Harry Ironside was traveling with friends on a ferry. They were having a glorious time singing praises to the Lord when someone critically interrupted them saying, “Who are you people? What are you doing?” • Dr. Ironside replied, “We’re just some Christians having a good time praising the Lord.” And the heckler replied, “You’re a bunch of fools!” Ironside said, “You’re right! We’re just fools for Christ’s sake.” • The way of the Christian is sometimes foolishness in the eyes of the world. When was the last time you made a fool of yourself for Christ’s sake? • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-638-2070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Cool Spring M.B. Services at Cool Spring M.B. Church, 385 Falk Steel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Regular service begins each third Sunday at 11. Prayer service, followed by Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and Melody Makers. Confirmads will visit the Jewish Synagogue at 10 a.m. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40. Worship begins at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. A barbecue luncheon begins at noon to raise money for the Honduras mission trip. UMYF and “MAAD” meetings begin at 5 p.m. The Sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible through the elevator in Wesley Hall. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotion begin at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday night activities are as follows: family supper is at 5:15; children’s activities are at 5:45; adult handbell rehearsal, adult and youth Bible study are at 6; and chancel choir is at 7. Visit

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. Children’s church and a nursery are during worship. On Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon and Holy Communion being observed . Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 8:30 a.m. weekdays. On Wednesday, Joy Prayer Circle meets at 9:30 a.m. Lenten Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Call 601-218-6255.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 8 a.m. with brotherhood breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11 with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the message. Sunday evening services are canceled. Visitation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 Sunday and Wednesday nights. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141. E-mail edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Call 601-629-3900, 601-638-3433 or 601-218-5629 for shuttle. E-mail Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare and DivorceCare begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; and children’s choirs at 5. Church family time begins at 5:50. Adult and youth Bible study, RAs, GAs, Mission Friends and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15, and family night supper is from 4:45 until 6. Supper reservations/cancellations are required by noon Monday. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.

First Baptist Services at First Bap-

tist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is Saturday before the first Sunday at 3 p.m. and Saturday before the third Sunday at noon. The Rev. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Bob Polk will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by fellowship supper at 7.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. A baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion

Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel, followed by worship at 9:30 with the Rev. Tim Brown leading the service. Sunday school is at 10:45. Fuse will meet at 6 p.m. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. On Monday, Boy Scouts meets at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m. Al-Anon will meet at noon. Deacons will meet at 5 p.m. Junior high girls small group meets at 6. Chamber choir is at 6:30. On Wednesday, confirmation class begins at 4 p.m. Choir interns meet at 4:45. Sanctuary choir meet at 6. Youth small groups will meet at 6 and 7. The Web site is www. Call 601-636-1200.

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

Gibson Memorial

Greater Oak Grove M.B.

A yard sale is today from 7 until noon. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. Activities at Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11 with Holy Communion. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, bell choir practice begins at 5:15 p.m. Choir practice is at 7. Visit

Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3802 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Bible class is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. James C. Archer is associate pastor.

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Goodrum Baptist Services at Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Wednesday night potluck supper and prayer meeting begin at 6:30. Mike Pennock is the pastor. Rick McDaniel will lead the music.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. with Recco Owns, superintendent. Worship and Communion are at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s Ministry is at 6 p.m. Mondays. Prayer and Bible study are at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. Bennie Slaughter is assistant superintendent. Call 601-634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Deacons meet at 4:30 p.m. Discipleship training is at 5:30, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., followed prayer meeting.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening activities begin at 5 with adult Bible study and children’s handbells. Children’s activities and snack supper follow at 5:30. UMYF is at 6. A nursery is available. On Monday, Cub Scout meeting begins at 6 and Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Ryan VanDenAkker; and Boy Scouts and Missions meetings are at 7. On Tuesday, Neighborhood Kids meets at 4 p.m.; prayer group meets at 6; and Girl Scout Leader meeting is at 6:30. On Wednesday, Bread and Broth study is at 5:30 p.m.; handbells begin at 5:45; and chancel choir is at 7. On Thursday, Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. and Spanish classes meet at 7.

Holly Grove M.B. Services at Holly Grove M.B. Church, 746 Johnson St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each Sunday, led by Napoleon Newton, assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion is each first Sunday at 11. R.L. Miller is pastor.

Holy Cross Anglican Services for the Third Sunday in Lent at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St. inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:15 a.m. with morning prayer. Bible Continued on Page B3.

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church events Continued from Page B2. study follows at 9:30, and Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality, and Anglican Culture,” a podcast, can be heard at Call 601-529-4838 or visit

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. On April 10, a new members class will follow worship. On Monday, a “Back to the Basics Bible Class” is at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5. Bible class, budget/finance and Teen Talk are at 6. Choir rehearsal begins at 7. Free tutoring is from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Sundays on WAPT-16, at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays on Channel 17 and at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX11. The website is

Immanuel Baptist Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Worship and children’s church for grades K-4, under the direction of Ashley Coomes, follow at 10:45. Evening services begin at 5 with discipleship training and choir practice. Worship at 6 is led by Jason McGuffie, associate pastor and youth minister. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. and include children’s classes for grades K-6, youth services and prayer service. Adult choir practice, led by Dale Yocum, interim music director, begins at 8. A nursery is available for worship services. Billy Brumfield is pastor.

Jones Chapel M.B.

Sunday school at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begins at 9:30 a.m. each week. Worship is each second Sunday and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Breakfast is each first and third Sunday at 8:30. Communion is each foruth Sunday. the Rev. Adrian Clark is pastor.

Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship begins at 6:30. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6.

King David No. 1 M.B. Services at King David No. 1 M.B., 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Passover celebration is set for April 10 at 5 p.m. For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

special events TODAY • Hawkins U.M.C. — 6:30 p.m., “One Flew Over the Buzzard’s Roost” play with dinner, $10; silent auction; 601-636-2242 or cast member for tickets; proceeds go to Hawkins Mission Team; 3736 Halls Ferry Road. • Living Water Christian Fellowship — 6 p.m., The Browders and Mitchel Jon concert; barbecue r plates $6; proceeds benefit the building fund; 2075 Culkin Road. • Mount Calvary Baptist — 10 a.m., women’s ministry; Felica Peters, guest speaker; Mincer Minor, pastor; 1350 East Ave. • Mount Givens M.B. — 6 p.m., second anniversary for the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor, and wife; the Rev. Phillip Burks and Belmont M.B. Church choir; 210 Kirkland Road. • Travelers Rest Baptist — 5 p.m., Untied Voices of Worship musical; groups, choirs and soloists invited; Pat DeShazzer, 601-636-3712; 918 Bowmar Ave.

SUNDAY • Holly Grove M.B. — 11 a.m., 39th anniversary and 85th birthday of R.L. Miller, pastor; the Rev. Richard Johnson, guest speaker; refreshments served; 746 Grove St. • Jones Chapel — 3 p.m., installation service for the Rev. Adrian Clark, pastor; 1340 Bay St. • Triumphant Baptist — 2 p.m., Family and Friends Day; Walter Weathersby, pastor of Rose Hill M.B. and church family; A.S.A.P., Mime Ministry and T.B.C. Praise Dancers; dinner on the grounds; the Rev. Dexter Jones, pastor; 124 Pittman Road.

MONDAY • Belmont M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road.

THURSDAY • Belmont M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Temple of Empowerment — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Oscar Davis, speaker; G. Tyrone Haggard, pastor; 707 Pierce St. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — Noon prayer, “Come and Dine With the Father”; Darlene Whittington, minister, 601-6292156; 1201 Grove St.

FRIDAY • Belmont M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. • Temple of Empowerment — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Casey D. Fisher, speaker; G. Tyrone Haggard, pastor; 601-218-2121; 707 Pierce St.

APRIL 9 • Cool Spring M.B. — 6 p.m., sixth anniversary of the Gospel Visionairs; The Sons of Abraham, The Evening Stars, The Wheeler Sisters, The King Jubilees, others; the Rev. Byron Maxwell, pastor; 385 Falk Steel Road. • Greater Mount Zion Baptist — 6 p.m., choir musical; Travelers Rest United Voices of Praise and The Mighty Stars of Joy; 907 Farmer St.

APRIL 10 • King David No. 1 M.B. — Noon, Family and Friends Day; the Rev. A.L. Hines, pastor; 2717 Letitia St. • New Beginning M.B. — 3 p.m., appreciation service for the Rev. Andrew Cook, pastor, and wife; the Rev. Phillip Burks, guest speaker; dinner served; 1411 Martin Luther King Blvd.

TUESDAY • Belmont M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road.

APRIL 15 • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., Get Acquainted Night for Tyrone Dixon, pastor, and wife, Ora; 437 Tiffintown Road.

WEDNESDAY • Belmont M.B. — 7 p.m., revival; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. with the Voice Of Praise choir. Regular worship follows at 10 with the mass choir. Nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. First Sunday evening service begins at 5 with the youth choir. Holy Communion will be served and the Rev. R.D. Bernard will deliver the message at all services. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW 104.7 FM and KJIW 94.5 FM at 7 p.m. Discipleship training is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bible study is at noon each Friday. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by calling the church at 601-6387658. Transportation is available by calling 601-831-4387 or 601630-5342 the day before.

Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study for all ages. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Margie Ameen will lead youth and young adults. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Sunday evening, men’s prayer is at 5:30 and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning

Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. W.I.T.N.E.S.S., a women’s ministry, is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Fourth Sunday in Lent will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m. Visit or call 601-636-1894.

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Youth services begin at 11. Holy Communion is each third Sunday at 11. Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class. The Rev. James Archer is pastor.

Mound Baptist Services at Mound Baptist Church, U.S. 80, Mound, begin at 9:30 with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Evening worship begins at 5:30 with Tommy Simpkins delivering the message. Wednesday night prayer meeting/Bible study, led by Jeff Reddick, begin at 6:30.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all begin at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith is at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

APRIL 16 • St. Paul Bovina — 7 p.m., black tie dinner for Tyrone Dixon, pastor, and wife, Ora; Family Life Center, 439 Tiffintown Road.

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

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, 50 Culkin Road, begin at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday with Communion. Sunday school is each second through fifth Sunday at 10 a.m. Henry Middleton is superintendent. Choir rehearsal is each Thursday before the first Sunday at 5 p.m. The Rev. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the annex. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before each second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. The senior choir rehearses each Thursday at 6 p.m. Junior choir rehearses the Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Male chorus meeting begins at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and the deacons at 11 each Saturday before the second Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. Call 601-636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Wednesday’s prayer meeting/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal

begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society meets at 3 p.m. at the church each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Friends & Family Day set for Sunday has been canceled. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Saturday’s exercise class begins at 8 a.m. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015 or e-mail mtcarmelministri@

Mount Givens M.B. The 2nd anniversary celebration for the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor, and his wife begins at 6 tonight with the Rev. Phillip Burks and Belmont M.B. Church choir. Services at Mount Givens M.B. Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Alice Scott is teacher. Sarah Cosey is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible study is each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., under the direction of Moore, pastor. Choir rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. each third and fourth Friday, under the direction of Karen Baker, musician. Call 601-631-0602.

at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at noon Saturday before the first Sunday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive, Villa Nova Services at Mount Olive Baptist Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villa Nova Road in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Communion is each third Sunday at 10. Bible class begins at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

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

Mount Zion M.B. Services at Mount Zion M.B. Church, Ballground, begin at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday with Sunday school except for the third Sunday at 10. Steven Randle, assistant pastor, leads. Pearls of Wisdom and intercessory prayer follow Sunday school each fourth Sunday. Communion is each third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Charlie Blackmore, pastor, officiating. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Saturday before the third Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Narrow Way M.B. Services for Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., in the St. James No. 1 M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601218-8061.

Nazarene Services at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50. Evening praise and worship is at 6. Hispanic Sunday service and children’s Sunday school begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday evening activities begin at 5:30 with recreation for the youths. Dinner and Worship Team practice are at 6. Adult Bible Study is at 7. Thursday night is “The Furnace” Prayer Meeting open to all. The Hispanic congregation meets at 7 p.m. Friday for Bible study/fellowship. Call 601-634-0082 or visit www.vicksburg-nazarene. org. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. The Rev. Kuhrman Cox is pastor emeritus.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning M.B. Church, E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Blvd., are each second and fourth Sunday with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Choir practice at 1 p.m. is each Saturday before the fourth Sunday. The Rev. Andrew Cook is pastor. Call 601-415-0522 or 601-415-0611.

Mount Hebron M.B.

New Mount Elem M.B.

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

Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday

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church events Continued from Page B3. Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillum, deacon and assistant superintendent. Covenant will follow. Second Sunday services begin at 11, as well as Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday under the direction of Jacqueline Griffin. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-6366386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. Sunday evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with mission study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7. A nursery is provided.

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

Oakland Baptist Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a devotional led by Ray Wade. Sunday school is at 9:45. Worship is at 10:45 and 6 p.m. Messages of the day will be by Justin Rhodes, pastor.

Open Door

Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Paul Rush. Worship is at 11:15 with Ken Harper delivering the message. Joe Branch is song leader. Tim Goodson is pianist and provides special music. A nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313 or e-mail

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Covenant Nursing Home ministry begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Bible Institute is at 7. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Sunday is the Fourth Sunday in Lent at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early worship, followed by the Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11. The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the

sermon and and Ken Warren will lead congregational singing. Holy Communion will be observed at both services. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, Lenten luncheon service begins at noon. The “Forgiveness” services continue. E-mail pcumc_ Call 601-6362966.

Redwood U.M.C. Redwood Ladies yard sale is today from 7 until 11. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon and Holy Communion being observed. Alainia and Rachel Neumann will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Lenten Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Kidz Klub meets at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 601-2186255 or 601-636-7177.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Word Power for all ages. Praise and worship begin at 10:45 with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Pastor Tony Winkler will bring the message. Kidz Construction for ages 4-9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-638-4439 or visit

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship with special music at 11. Evening worship begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver the message. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Fourth Sunday in Lent at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, begin with morning prayer at 8:30. Choir practice under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster, is at 9:45. Christian Education is at 9:50. Eucharist Minister training is at 10. Morning prayer is also read at 11. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Child care is provided at 11 a.m. Parish weekend at Gray Center continues with Sunday service at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Billie Abraham celebrating. Tuesday’s Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Lenten Arts Series begins Wednesday with Holy Eucharist at 6 p.m., followed by soup. An evening of sculptor with Dr. Sam Gore of Mississippi College begins at 7. Call 601-6366687; visit stalbansbovina. org.

St. George Orthodox Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include Fourth Sunday of Great Lent: St. John of the Ladder of Divine Ascent; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday; The Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at 7 p.m. Wednesday; and Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn at 7 p.m. Friday. Confession is before and after services. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. All services are in English. Call 601636-2483. Visit

St. James M.B. No. 1

Second Union Baptist

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

Services at Second Union Baptist Church, Old Port Gibson Road, Utica, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. George Martin is deacon and superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

St. Luke Free Will Services at St. Luke Free Will Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 11 a.m. each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Call 601-642-7014. Billy Bennett Jr. is the pastor.

St. Mark Free Will Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. Communion is at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with the senior choir performing. Rosman Daniels is the musician. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent at 9 a.m. Way of the Cross is each Friday at 7 p.m. during Lent. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. each Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. each Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Fourth Sunday in Lent with Holy Communion, Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at the Eucharist. Snacks are available before and after the service in the parish hall. Wednesday Lenten services begin at 6 p.m. with Allman leading the congregation in walking the Stations of the Cross, followed by a discussion on the Acts of the Apostles. Dinner will be served.

St. Michael Catholic St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 St. Michael Place, will celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent. Mass will be at 5:30 tonight and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The Sacrament of Penance is from 4:30 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Soup and Scripture are Wednesday nights after 5:30 p.m. Mass during Lenten Season. Stations of the Cross are Friday’s at 5:30 p.m. At 2 p.m. each Sunday is a Eucharist service in Spanish. Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith should call 601-636-3445 for information about the RCIA program.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Lent. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is at 5 p.m. Saturdays. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight, and Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Rosary Saturdays are at 5 p.m. before Mass. Daily Mass is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. R.C.I.A. program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Glynn Hall. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is Fridays in Lent after 7 a.m. Mass until noon. Way of the Cross is Fridays in Lent at 5:15 p.m.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Baptist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study is 6-7 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Dinner is at noon each first and third Sunday. Charles Holden is pastor.

Temple of Christ Services at Temple of Christ, 1922 Pearl St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first, third and fifth Sunday. Baptismal Services are available. Leadership meeting begins at 1 p.m. Sunday. Tuesday prayer is at noon. On Wednesday, prayer lines are open 9-11 a.m.; call 601-634-8830. On Thursday, prayer begins at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study. On Saturday, healing and deliverance classes begin at 10 a.m. Praise dance and choir rehearsal for all ages begin at 1 p.m. Outreach and hospital ministry is led by Evangelist Gladys King. Delphine Taylor is pastor.

Temple of Empowerment Services at Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin at 9 a.m. with worship. Communion is each first Sunday. Women’s Sunday is each third Sunday. Youth Sunday is each fourth Sunday. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7. Call 601-636-0438. E-mail thetempkevucjsbyrg@att. net. G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor and founder.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. A nursery is available. Children’s church is provided for first grade through sixth grade. Music is by the inspirational and praise choir. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. Deacons meet at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday, following the service. Youth tutorial meets at 7 each Tuesday night. Boy Scouts meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Men of Purpose is each first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m. Perfect Praise begins at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday. Inspirational choir is each second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. United Voices of Worship is at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Call 601-6363712 Monday, Wednesday or Thursday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor.

p.m. The Gathering and agegraded studies begin at 6, and choir rehearsal is at 6:45. The Rev. Ron Burch is pastor.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer is at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday and Bible study at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders’ Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. Call 601-2181319, 601-638-8135 or 601-6388108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor. Visit

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

Warrenton Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, preaching. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. Visit or e-mail

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley. Evening worship begins at 6. Wednesday activities are at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with the Lord’s service is at 11 with Pastor Scott Reiber preaching, assisted by Elder Terry Warren. Evening activities begin at 4:30 with youth meeting, followed by Kids Club at 5 and evening worship at 6 led by Reiber. Jim Harrison will assist. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. A nursery is provided.Hannah meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer/Bible study is at 7:15. Wellspring begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Sunday evening Bible study begins at 6. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with children and youth ministries meeting. A nursery is provided. Revival is set for April 17 through 20 with Evangelist Kenneth Bobo of Hope Ark.

Trinity Baptist

Woodlawn Baptist

Services at Trinity Baptist Church, 3365 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45. Evening worship begins at 6. On Wednesday, The Gathering begins at 3

Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minis-

ter of music. Student Minister is Devin Rost. Children’s church is available for 4 years through second grade, following Sunday school. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or www. Evening services begin at 4:45 with Awana. Youth Bible study and worship begin at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Evening activities begin at 5 with family night supper. Children’s activities begin at 5:40. Underground Connections and evening service begin at 6. Sanctuary choir practice is at 7:10. Call 601-636-5320.

The Word Church Services at the Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:30. Bible Class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Hour of Power Prayer. Noon prayer is each Thursday. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor, 601-807-3776.

Word of Faith Services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601638-2500.

Worship Christian Center Services at Worship Christian Center, 3735 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. PAUL after school tutorial is Tuesdays from 5 until 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Money Matters class begins at 6 p.m. Bible study begins at 6:30. On Saturday, Praise Team practice begins at 9 a.m. and G2R and 4-H youth activities begin at 10..

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Eddie James Lee, is deacon and assistant superintendent. The following are at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday. Choir practice is Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study is at 6. Sunday school lesson planning is Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.

Exchange Continued from Page B1. which merged in 2010 with the Reformed Ecumenical Council to become the World Communion of Reformed Churches, an organization that has about 80 million Presbyterians, Reformed and Congregational Christians worldwide in its membership. Besides advocating for social justice, the WCRC supports disaster relief efforts, promotes Bible studies, prayer requests and leadership development and works for unity among Christians. In many ways, he has held on to the idealism of his youth. “The means of communicating the same message has become more complicated,” he said, “and the church does well to ask itself the best way to communicate our freedom in Jesus Christ, and live out the message of the Gospel.”


TOPIC SATURDAY, Ap r il 2, 2011 • SE C TIO N C COMICS C2 | KIDS PAGE C3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137


Josh Kelley

Kelley gets personal on debut country CD NASHVILLE — Josh Kelley is out with his first country album —10 years after he set out to make one. The singer-songwriter says the just-released “Georgia Clay” was worth the wait because what happened after Nashville first turned him down for a record deal prepared him to make the best record of his career. Kelley, 31, is now married to actress Katherine Heigl, and they’ve started a family. Both themes play heavily throughout the album. “It’s about me getting married to Katie. It’s about us moving three times. It’s about us adopting a little baby girl from South Korea who is now 2 years old,” he said in a recent interview. “We got her when she was 9 months old and how that completely changed both of our lives.” Kelley wrote or cowrote all 11 tracks. Songs like “Baby Blue Eyes,” “Don’t You Go,” “Two Cups of Coffee” and “Learning You” reflect his love for Heigl. The couple married in Park City, Utah, on Dec. 23, 2007, and adopted Nancy Leigh, or Naleigh as they call her, in the fall of 2009. Kelley wrote the song “Naleigh Moon” about the moment where she accepted him as her dad. “It was very touching and immediately turns you into a much more selfless person,” he said. “To be an entertainer, you have to be pretty self-absorbed, to do it successfully. It just comes with the territory. It’s what happens. I just remember when she came, I quit obsessing about everywhere I thought I should be. I just sort of let life happen, and once I let life happen, things started falling in place.” Kelley’s younger brother Charles of Grammy-winning country group Lady Antebellum has seen him evolve as an artist through the years. “His songwriting, it’s a lot more honest, and I think he’s a lot less selfSee Kelley, Page C3.

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garden flowers abound in old Southern gardens. None is more colorful than those belonging to the Genus Phlox, the Greek word for flame. Blue woodland phlox, always the first to bloom in spring, is followed by oh-so-fragrant creeping phlox and then the taller summer or garden phlox. All are fragrant, attractive to butterflies and offer rich color to a landscape while they are in bloom. There are more than 60 species of phlox. All are perennial except for the P.drummondii, an annual with bright red flowers that is native to Texas. Phlox paniculata or summer garden phlox is the most commonly available at nurseries.

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Two new introductions are improved versions on the older types. David, a pure white garden phlox, was named 2002 Perennial Plant of the Year. With a long summer bloom season, it is quite fragrant and mildew resistant, a problem that plagues many of the older garden phlox varieties. It needs space as each plant stands 36 to 40 inches tall and has flower panicles or clusters that can be 6 to 9 inches long and 6 to 8 inches wide. Another more disease-resistant variety is John Fanick. Large heads of light pink flowers with a darker eye have created rave reviews particularly in Texas

where it was named a Texas Super MIRIAM JABOUR Star, the equivalent of our Mississippi Medallion Program. The newest introductions are hybrids developed from the only annual phlox species, P. drummondi. The 21st Century series comes in magenta, red, rose and white. Pan American seed states that it blooms heavily from spring until frost on vigorous, lateral branching mounds and is quite heat tolerant. It likes a sunny location but will tolerate partial shade for part of the day. Another annual phlox group that really caught my eye


See Phlox, Page C3.

Grab your toolbox, take a ride to Poverty Point By Terri Cowart Frazier

Poverty Point State Historic Site will host one of its tool demonstrations Sunday, and one of the most popular items, rangers say, is something really simple — but with a funny-sounding name. “The atlatl was used as a spear and thrown at animals,” ranger Norene Sellers said. “A flat rock was sometimes put on the end of the atlatl to give it more power.” That and other items found at the site, located east of Monroe on Louisi-

ana 577, about an hour and a half from Vicksburg, will be explained in Sunday’s sessions, which begin at 1 p.m. and run hourly until 4. Also shown will be a grubbing hoe, “which looks much like ours,” said Sellers, “but it has a shorter handle.” Poverty Point State Historic site, named after nearby plantation

Poverty Point, was discovered by archaeologists in the early 20th century. Still a mystery is whether the site was a settlement, a place where various groups came to meet and trade or a ceremonial religious complex. The site features mounds and ridges, built between and 1650 and 700

If you go Tool demonstrations at Poverty Point will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday and run hourly until 4. The historic site is in Pioneer, in West Carroll Parish, east Monroe on Louisiana 577. Cost is $4, with children younger than 12 and seniors older than 62 admitted free.

B.C. and taking an estimated 5 million hours of labor. It has been described as the largest and most complex Late Archaic earthwork occupation and ceremonial site found in the North America.

General admission to Poverty Point is $4, with children younger than 12 and seniors older than 62 admitted free. Visitors may visit the site’s museum, view a video, hike the trails and take a tram tour.


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‘Think before you plant’ to avoid mistakes in the garden By The Associated Press

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Gardening is a forgiving hobby. You can always right any wrongs next growing season. The best way to prevent problems, though, is with good planning. “Designing from the top of your head may work, but things most likely will work better if you write it down and do a simple drawing,” said Jack McKinnon, a garden coach from San Francisco. “Think before you plant.” Most gardening failures result from simple things, he said, “like people who don’t fertilize, or if they do, put on too much. The same goes for people who don’t understand watering, or add too much. Many tend to do their pruning with power tools and then overdo it.”

“Mulch plants and they’ll be so much happier,” said Tia Pinney, adult program coordinator at the Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, in Lincoln, Mass. “Supplement your soil, don’t just fertilize it.”

Don’t kill the good bugs, like pollinators, in an effort to eliminate the bad. “One thing we hear a lot is an attitude of: ‘All I have to do is spray and that will cure it’,” said Mary Ann Ryan, master gardening coordinator with Penn State Cooperative Extension in Adams County, Pa.

Choose the right plant depth. “I know of one property where they put a tree with its root ball on the surface of the ground, and then mulched around it up to the level of the trunk,” Ryan said. “People don’t know how to plant.”

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improve its structure and encourage root growth.

Too much water can be just as damaging as too little. Do a finger-in-the-ground test to ensure that the soil around the roots is moist. Vegetables need about an inch and a half of water per week.

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Test the plant beds before you begin, and again every few years to see if soil conditioners are needed. Add sand or peat moss to compacted, poorly drained ground, to

Design with the size of mature plants in mind. Try succession planting, in which early, cool-weather crops are harvested before later, less hardy plants reach maturity.

Growing conditions change as trees and shrubs mature, creating different shadow patterns. Most plants need six to eight hours of sun per day to develop.

Don’t remove more than 30 percent of the foliage from shrubs at once. And don’t “top” trees to control their height. “That reduces their life span rather than improves their health,” Ryan said.

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The leaves of a rose bush are dotted with holes due to black spot, a fungus caused by too little sun, too much water and poor air circulation. Here’s how to avoid common mistakes:


Phlox Continued from Page C1. when I first saw them at the Fall Flower and Garden Fest in Crystal Springs about three year ago was the Intensia series. 10-18 inch plants were covered in bright fragrant blooms that were literally a magnet for butterflies and nectar hungry bees that day. They come in colors called Blueberry, lavender with a darker purple eye, Lavender Glow, a pinker lavender than the Blueberry, Neon Pink, Orchid Blast, Pink, Star Brite and White. Another group, the 24 inch Astoria series, resemble the native woodland phlox. Their bloom is a cluster of 6-10 small perky blossoms. Offered in ten colors ranging from lavender blue to hot pink and magenta, they are drought and heat tolerant. They make an excellent choices as a bright filler plant in a container or when planted in drifts of color in the landscape. They love the

sun but will tolerant partial shade and require no deadheading. All phlox should be planted in fertile, well drained soil in a sunny location. Fertilize with time-release granules and mulch plants after planting to conserve moisture and prevent weeds from competing for nutrients and water. Anyone looking for a lowmaintenance plant that offers fragrance, loads of color and a long season of bloom, should look for phlox at the local garden center this spring. They may not be in bloom when you go to shop, but they will far exceed your expectations when they come into full bloom. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Kelley Continued from Page C1. ish as a human being. I think we all are when we get married,” said Charles in a phone interview. “It kind of calms you down, makes you kind of realize what’s important in life. I think a lot of those songs reflect that.” The Augusta, Ga., native attempted to get a country record deal when he was a college student at the University of Mississippi, but when the Nashville labels passed him up, he signed with Hollywood Records and moved to Los Angeles. “I was trying to be country from the very beginning, but everybody knows you’ve got to pay the bills,” he said. “So I let those bluegrass songs become pop songs for as long as they could.” He’s now thankful for those unanswered prayers. Kelley went on to have two top 10 hits on Billboard’s adult top 40 chart — 2003’s “Amazing” and 2005’s “Only You.” He met Heigl on the set of his music video for “Only You” when she was cast as his love interest. Kelley parted ways with Hollywood Records in 2005 and bought a house in Nashville. He set up a home studio and started his own label, DNK Records. That inspired Charles to move to Nashville with hometown friend Dave Haywood, where they soon met Hillary Scott and formed Lady Antebellum. The group benefited greatly from Kelley’s busy touring schedule and visits to see Heigl in Los Angeles. “We were able to just kind of have free reign of all these instruments and studio equipment and kind of develop our sound on our own,” said Charles. Kelley released four albums independently to moderate success. The expe-

rience of running a label made him a more helpful artist for the label he’s on now, MCA Nashville. “When you run your own label, you’re your own manager, you’re the treasurer, the CEO, you’re the vice president. I don’t know. I wore many, many different hats,” he said. “I’m having the best time of my life only wearing one hat.” From watching his brother’s career unfold, Charles Kelley said he had a very realistic view of how hard it is to make it in the music business. “He’s had to hustle kind of his whole career, and I think it shows how resilient he is as an artist,” said Charles. “He never gave up, and there were definitely times that I think I probably would’ve thrown in the towel and called it quits. Josh just isn’t that kind of guy. He stuck with it.” The song “Gone Like That” gave Kelley his country music break and led to him signing with MCA in 2009. He wrote and recorded it, intending to pitch it to another artist, but his publisher told him no one else would do it justice. That set the ball rolling for “Georgia Clay.” He is now fully prepared to start from square one as a country artist. Kelley has been touring with Miranda Lambert and will be opening selected shows on the North American leg of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now World Tour this summer. “There was no ego involved in this at all. ... I love it. I love the road. I like showing people what I’m made of,” he said. “There’s a hunger for me to be playing in front of bigger crowds and to have bigger success.”

Faulty maintenance Don’t set your cultivator (or hoe) too deep, damaging plant roots. Pull some weeds by hand.

Failing to start over “Oftentimes, people let diseased things grow that should be pulled out, and it affects the health of the entire crop,” McKinnon said. Start with a small plot so you can correct mistakes more easily, the experts say. And look to your county extension office for support if you run into trouble. Garden coaches also can diagnose problems and suggest remedies, as can master gardeners and landscape designers.


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Sex and the City 2” — Now married to Big, Carrie, Sarah Jessica Parker, faces temptation when she unexpectedly runs into Aidan while on vacation with the gals, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis, in Abu Dhabi./7 on HBO n SPORTS College basketball — Which Cinderella will get to dance on Monday night? Find out when Butler takes on Virginia Commonwealth in the first half of a Final Four doubleheader. Kentucky plays Connecticut in the second game at 7:45./5 on CBS Sarah Jessica Parker n PRIMETIME “Harry’s Law” — Harry defends an old friend and colleague after a stand-off goes awry; Adam tries to break up Chunhua after professing his love to Rachel; Jenna and Malcolm try to figure out their relationship./7 on NBC

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Leon Russell, singer, 69; Emmylou Harris, singer, 64; Buddy Jewell, country singer, 50; Billy Dean, country singer, 49; Roselyn Sanchez, actress, 38; Adam Rodriguez, actor, 36; Jeremy Garrett, actor, 35; Jesse Carmichael, Maroon 5 musician, 32; Lee Dewyze, singer, 25; Aaron Kelly, singer, 18. n DEATH Mel McDaniel — A huskyvoiced country music singersongwriter with hits like “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” and “Louisiana Saturday Night” has died. Darleen Bieber of Schmidt Relations, the publicists for the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, confirmed on Friday morning that McDaniel, 68, had died, but had no details. McDaniel’s other hits, most in the early and mid-1980s, included “Stand Up,” “Big Ole Brew” and “Let It Roll (Let It Rock).” The native of Checotah, Okla., sang for oil field workers in Alaska in the 1970s Mel McDaniel before becoming successful in Nashville. He was a regular on the Grand Ole Opry beginning in 1986. McDaniel said “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On” related to average Americans: “The main thing everybody says to me is, ‘I can picture that in my mind.”’


‘NCIS’ star makes music with veteran “NCIS” star Pauley Perrette met a new music partner on the show’s set, but it took a church visit for the pair to see their potential. The result is “Fire in Your Eyes,” an R&B-pop duet with Perrette and B. Taylor, a Navy veteran with a fledgling recording career. Taylor’s spokeswoman, Belinda Foster, says the single is set for iTunes release May 3 by Universal Music Group’s Bungalo Records. Pauley Perrette Perrette and Taylor were introduced when he paid a visit to CBS’ legal drama about Naval investigators, invited by a friend who’s an adviser to the series. The two hit it off and she invited him to attend her church, Hollywood United Methodist. Their time together inspired Taylor to write “Fire in Your Eyes.” A music video is planned.

Marsden’s kids say no thanks to his films One of the reasons James Marsden took on the starring role in the family film “Hop” was so that his two children could see his work. But Marsden said that 10-year-old Jack and 5-year-old Mary don’t really like seeing their dad on screen. His son watched “X-Men,” but preferred Wolverine over Marsden’s Cyclops character. When Marsden’s daughter saw “Enchanted,” she wantJames Marsden ed to “fast-forward past dad’s stuff and watch the dragon.” The 37-year-old actor said that children think movies are real, so it must be unsettling to see their father shooting lasers out of his eyes, as in “X-Men,” or waving a sword while singing and dancing, as in “Enchanted.” Besides, Marsden doesn’t mind if he’s not his kids’ favorite actor, as long as he’s still their No. 1 guy.

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Dead man’s vote stands in election The election was decided by one vote, and both sides agree that a dead man voted. But a judge in New York says the man’s absentee ballot can stand because it wasn’t challenged before it was counted. Marc Baum had challenged the vote for village of Manlius trustee. Arnold Ferguson, the father of another candidate running for the board, had submitted an absentee ballot but died three weeks before the March 15 election in central New York. Election officials admit the vote shouldn’t have counted, but a state supreme court judge on Thursday ruled that any challenge had to happen before the ballot was removed from its envelope and counted. Baum, who lost the race by a single vote to Harold Hopkinson, said he’s through with politics for now.

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Web sites get in on jokes for April Fools’ NEW YORK (AP) — The online world got an April Fools’ Day makeover as YouTube rolled out 1911 viral videos and the Huffington Post put up a mock pay wall. Lighthearted pranks are an annual Web tradition on April Fools’ Day, with jokey redesigns and parody products. Comedy video website Funny or Die, which last year became “Bieber or Die,” turned into “Friday or Die.” The site’s home page was taken over by teenage viral video star Rebecca Black, complete with “Behind the Music”-style featurettes on her song “Friday.” Escape was futile: Even pressing “back” in one’s browser only added Black’s lyrics to the address bar. Google, always one of the most ardent April Fools’ Day celebrators, launched “Gmail Motion,” which allows users to mime directions to their email. Google also played a trick on typeface fans, claiming that after extensive research, it would on Monday make Comic Sans the default font across all Google products. Search the more beloved “Helvetica” on Google, and results come in the less esteemed Comic Sans. YouTube remade viral videos like the Annoying Orange and the Keyboard Cat in scratchy black-and-white silent clips, purportedly from 1911. (Keyboard Cat became Flugelhorn Feline.) Hulu took a similar approach, dating their video repository to the Web’s dial-up days of 1996. The Huffington Post presented one of the most pointed gags in erecting a fake New York Times-style pay wall,

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The homepage for the popular comedy video website “Funny or Die” with an April but only to employees of the Times. It follows the Times’ recent, much-watched shift to charging readers for digital subscriptions. In a blog post, Arianna Huffington outlined the specifics of the pay wall, including that only the first six letters of each word could be read at no charge. The HuffPost joke hints at a growing feud between the two media outlets. Times executive editor Bill Keller recently wrote a column critical of news aggregators, in which he specifically cited the Huffington Post (recently purchased by AOL). Eileen Murphy, a spokeswoman for the Times, said

Fools’ Day redesign featuring teenage viral video star Rebecca Black

the HuffPost spoof was “funny, but it was funny the first time around.” Murphy noted that the political science blog The Monkey Cage already did a very similar mock pay wall — in which it said it would charge Times employees for access — on March 20. “It seems that the HuffPo even aggregates their quips,” Murphy said. There were further media machinations in other April Fools’ jokes, too. Cable network Animal Planet sent out a joke press release announcing a deal for the famous escaped Bronx Zoo cobra — news that some out-

lets reported earnestly. Grace Suriel, a spokeswoman for the network, said it was merely “wishful thinking” if anyone took the release seriously. Most of the April Fools’ pranks were harmless, though. The business-centric social networking hub LinkedIn offered unusual connections in its “people you may know” section, including Groucho Marx and Sherlock Holmes. The software developer Atlassian launched its own version of the enormously popular mobile game Angry Birds: Angry Nerds.

Spoofs, lookalikes abound as royal wedding nears Imitators, papers poke fun at monarchy before April 29 event LONDON (AP) — The streets of Piccadilly Circus were crowded as usual Friday when Russian tourist Olga Yershevich did an unexpected doubletake: Right in front of her, in a horse-drawn carriage, were three people who looked very much like Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, and, in a wedding gown, Kate Middleton. She was fooled, for a flash, then realized she was looking at professional actors expertly dressed and made up to look like three of the most famous people in the world. “They look so in love,” she said of the couple playing William and Kate, who in real life plan to marry April 29 at Westminster Abbey. “I didn’t expect to see it.” The imitators (fraudsters, if you like) were promoting a new book by Alison Jackson that pokes fun at the royals in a series of racy photos. The book is one of a series of spoofs, including elaborate newspaper and magazine productions, capitalizing on the fascination — and occasional fatigue — with the escalating blitz of publicity leading up to the royal wedding. April Fool’s Day on Friday provided a perfect launchpad for some of the William-andMiddleton hoaxes, including an editorial in The Guardian newspaper renouncing its earlier anti-monarchist stance and announcing a fullthroated, faked-for-the-day

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Impersonators Mary Wills as The Queen, Simon Watkinson as Prince William, second from right, and Jodie Bredo as Kate Middleton outside of a church in London wearing

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endorsement of the royals. The paper said it would be recalling its correspondents from some “less newswor-

wedding attire to promote photographer Alison Jackson’s new book “Kate and Wills Up The Aisle”

thy” places like north Africa so they could provide unparalleled coverage of wedding preparations, including a 24-hour-a-day, minute-by-minute blog. “It is time to put away the cynicism, and get out the union jacks,” the newspaper announced in mock sincerity. That’s tame compared to the popular Sun tabloid, which has reported in recent days that aliens are planning to attend the wedding in UFOs,

and The Daily Mail, which showed a lookalike Middleton model shopping for baby clothes. Some newspapers have devoted substantial portions of their Sunday magazines in recent weeks to satirizing the wedding, and the nation’s obsession with it, with The Times spending freely to have a columnist dressed up as Middleton for a text and story feature called “Caitlin Moran’s big fake royal wedding.”

Sheen kicks off 20-city tour tonight in Detroit DETROIT (AP) — Charlie Sheen has been, duh, winning in the showbiz world for years, starring in top-grossing movies and hit TV shows. He even wrote a book of poetry 20 years ago. Now, the 45-year-old warlock is coming to a theater near you in an attempt to cast a spell on the world of live entertainment. A month-long, 20-city Sheen road show kicks off in Detroit, where he’s expected to — well, it’s not entirely clear what he’s

going to do. Few details have emerged about the format of his proposed performances, although the unemCharlie ployed actor Sheen did say during an appearance on WKQI-FM in Detroit that rapper Snoop Dogg will be at the historic Fox Theatre tonight. And a former porn actress

is one of two women whom he selected to sing the national anthem. “Detroit, you’ve been warned,” Sheen said during the radio interview. Publicist Larry Solters hasn’t said what the show entails, and a message seeking comment was left Friday with Karen Cullen, a spokeswoman for Ilitch Holdings Inc. Olympia Entertainment, a subsidiary of Ilitch Holdings, operates the Fox Theatre. Sheen, the son of actor

Martin Sheen and brother of actor/director Emilio Estevez, rocketed to stardom in the 1980s thanks to a series of memorable roles in major films including “Wall Street,” “Platoon,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Major League.” He found small-screen success later in his career in “Spin City” and “Two and a Half Men.” In recent years, Sheen has also made headlines for tabloid-worthy marital discord and wild partying.

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Twin boys don’t share same popularity among their peers Dear Abby: I have 10-yearold twin boys. “Frank” is popular with the boys in his class, while “Jake” has only one close friend, “Tommy.” When Frank is invited to parties, sleepovers, movies, swimming and play dates, Jake is left out and never invited. Tommy is a great kid, but comes from a family that isn’t very social. We invite Tommy to our home, but Jake isn’t invited back. I feel terrible when I see how sad Jake is when his brother is constantly going off to do fun things and he’s left at home. We try to keep Jake busy with enjoyable activities when this happens, but it’s not the same. While Frank has a right to have his own friends, sometimes I feel I should say something to the parents about how much their leaving Jake out is hurting his feelings and selfconfidence. — Heartbroken



Mom in Missouri Dear Heartbroken Mom: I don’t recommend saying anything to the parents of Frank’s friends because it could backfire. Boys that age pick their own friends, and if Jake was forced on them, no one would be happy about it — including Jake. Instead, continue inviting Tommy over and explore activities outside of school where Jake can shine in his own right. That will do more for his self-confidence than tagging along with his brother where he really isn’t wanted. Dear Abby: My son “Mar-


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Let your past experiences and acquired knowledge guide you in the year ahead, so that you can use old stumbling blocks as stepping stones to a brighter future. You will have learned well from previous gaffes. Aries (March 21-April 19) — What may be right for another might not be suitable for you, so when faced with an opposing view, stand by your own beliefs, but do so without expecting others to back you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Do not take a backseat in a situation where you should be exercising your authority, just because a big mouth wants to run the show. Stand up for what you know to be right. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You should take care not to place trust in someone whom you know to be undependable. Handle important matters yourself, instead of allowing an inept person do things for you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you need another person to help you put something heavy or complex together, be very selective of whom you ask. Make sure to select someone who can work compatibly with you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — If something you attempt to do alone, hoping it will make you look good in the eyes of observers, isn’t well thought out, it will end up producing the opposite effect. Make sure you’re prepared. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — It’s a mistake to allow someone to trade on your resources instead of using their own. Be generous to those whom are deserving of it, but don’t allow yourself to be manipulated by a taker. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — A relationship that has been dubious at best is likely to be terminated very shortly. Don’t fight what isn’t working out — there’s nothing to gain. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Under no circumstances must you allow yourself to fall behind on your responsibilities or obligations. If you let things drift a bit, they will quickly pile up and overwhelm you. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It behooves you to be a bit more selective regarding your social involvements. Attending a function you know will include someone you vastly dislike will spoil your day. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Think twice before bringing home someone you just recently met. Before involving anybody new too deeply in your life, get to know this person much better. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Something you hope to achieve is likely to be denied you if your plans are under-baked. Make sure the procedures and methods you use have been in the oven awhile. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — When it comes to taking any kind of financial risk, don’t get involved in anything that you haven’t studied carefully or fully thought through. Loss is highly likely.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I want to thank you for telling the young bride from Fruitland, Ore., to leave her husband who was beating her, even though she loved him very much. I, too, married at a young age (16), but I did manage to graduate from high school, even though my husband was on drugs and had a girlfriend on the side. After many years, I left him. It was hard at first because I loved him, but I survived. I am now dating a very special man, whom I love far more than I ever loved my former husband. A girl should never put up with a husband who beats her. Life is much too short for that. Leaving a husband will hurt, but soon the terrible experience will only seem like a bad dream. I know because I’ve been there. — Nameless, Florence, Ala. Nameless: Marriage is a most sacred commitment, but there are times when separate maintenance is best for both parties. Wife-beating is one of these times. Thanks for sharing your experience. Dr. Wallace: Our social science class had a debate on the abortion issue. Three top-notch students argued for pro-choice, while three other excellent students took the anti-abortion stand. When the debate was over, the teacher took a poll of the class on how they stood on the issue: 20 were pro-choice and 12 were anti-abortion. I just thought you might want this information. — Callie, Springfield, Mass. Callie: Thank you for sharing the results of your class debate. According to a survey in Careers and Colleges magazine, teen attitudes about abortion were divided — with 55 percent saying they were pro-choice, 39 percent believing abortion should be illegal, and 6 percent saying undecided. The teens polled are high school students in the 11th and 12th grades, attending both private and public high schools across the United States. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

shall” is 36. He’s handsome, has a great job, is a wonderful son and would be a tremendous “catch.” The problem is Marshall has no interest in marriage or even dating. He was in a relationship six or seven years ago that ended badly. Since then, he has decided he doesn’t want any woman getting close to him. He hasn’t been on a date since. Marshall spends his time hunting, fishing and playing/watching sports with his single and divorced friends. It doesn’t help that the divorced friends tell him he’s doing the right thing by staying single, and how they wish they had done the same thing. Every time I raise the subject, he tells me he’s happy with his life and doesn’t want to change. How do I get through to him? My husband says we should let him do

what he wants because it’s his life. But I have trouble accepting that my son wants to stay single the rest of his life. Help! — Protective Mom in Ohio Dear Mom: That’s understandable. You come from a generation in which marriage was the norm. However, in the decades since you were married there has been a slow (but steady) erosion in the percentage of Americans who think marriage is important. Your son may have much to offer, but if he isn’t interested in closeness, intimacy and partnership, he probably wouldn’t be very good at it. So trust him, love him, and don’t push him. Marriage, when it’s a good one, is wonderful. But it is no longer a must, and more and more people are concluding it isn’t for everyone. Dear Abby: You often refer your readers who are troubled to doctors and clergy. Another

Woman, 93, should avoid salt to reduce leg swelling Dear Dr. Gott: I will be 93 this month. During the past year, I have noticed my walking has become somewhat laborious and stressful. Even a small incline on the street makes walking more difficult. My physician ordered an ultrasound of both legs, and the result was normal. He also prescribed pentoxifylline to increase the circulation in my legs. I go to an exercise class three times a week and even dance a couple of times a week. My right leg is slightly swollen and feels very firm in comparison to the left leg. Dear Reader: We could all take a lesson from your lifestyle! It’s extremely important to remain as active as possible, and you are certainly a testimony to that. Circulation can become impaired as we age, which is why your physician prescribed pentoxifylline, the generic form of a drug that improves blood flow and helps reduce symptoms of vascular disease such as you may be experiencing. Of extreme importance is that your personal physician be informed of any and all prescription medication as well as over-the-counters you may also take that might have been prescribed by another physician or specialist, because there are 33 (138 brand and generic) medications (such as aspirin and atenolol) known to interact with some brand-name drugs in this class. I might question whether you eat foods that contain a lot of sodium (salt) or add it to your food, which might cause leg edema (swelling). If appropriate, stay away from chips, salted nuts and other snack items that might have a high salt content. When you sit (between dancing and exercise), do you elevate your legs? Dear Dr. Gott: My left big toe is black 90 percent of the time. I assume this is a circulation problem. My GP said it was no big deal. (He didn’t look at it.) is. I’m a 54-year-old male and very active. Thanks. Dear Reader: Two hints from the minimal information you gave me — specifically that 10 percent of the time your toe is not black and that you are very active — lead me toward possible stress placed on your feet, primarily the big toe. In essence, you could have impact trauma from pushing your toe to the front of your shoe(s) when walking, running, or engaging in sports activities such as baseball, soccer and football. I must rule out a melanoma under the toenail or a fungal infection, because both conditions would be present 100 percent of the time. Another consideration might be peripheral vascular disease or another circulatory disorder, but you are young. Do you have a history of smoking? Is there pain involved? Are you a diabetic or have a family history of another disorder? Are you on any medication or herbal supplements? Is it related to cold temperatures?



Not knowing the specific cause of your black toe and because your doctor said it was no big deal without even looking at it, I urge you to be seen by a vascular surgeon for a proper diagnosis. The history you provide, coupled with examination of the toe, should allow him or her to direct you toward the most appropriate next step. I urge you to stop smoking, if you even do so, wear good support footwear depending on your level of activity.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, NY 10016.

reference to consider is the Human Resource professionals at their workplace. We offer a variety of programs to assist our employees with financial and family issues. We want healthy and happy employees. — Helping Hands in Corte Madera, Calif. Dear Helping: With mental health services stressed to

the max because of cutbacks, this is certainly a worthwhile option. Thank you for the suggestion.

• 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.


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19 VICKSBURG CIVIL War show. April 9, 2011. Hot Dealer tables. Admission $2. Information 601638-1195.

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

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

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.


Classifieds Really Go The Distance! Call 601-636-SELL To Place Your Ad. 06. Lost & Found FOUND DOG! LARGE HOUND FOUND in Campbell Swamp/ Jeff Davis Road area. Call 601529-3263. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

LOST! BLACK GREAT DANE with white spot on chest. Male, 6 months old, weighs 80 pounds, small bite on left ear, missing from Bovina area. Large Reward offered. 601-218-0287, 601-2188404.

07. Help Wanted

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13. Situations Wanted TUTOR/ MENTOR wanted to teach Japanese student. If interested call 601634-1463.

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


15. Auction ESTATE AUCTION APRIL 2, 10 AM 1207 National Street Vicksburg Family is moving and everything left in the house must go. Our instructions are to sell. Antiques include an armoire, china cabinets, sterling flatware, wardrobes, lamps and more. Modern Day items include a great living room set, round dining set w/ chairs, outdoor furniture, plants and huge quantity of wonderful small items. Some images available at Mississippi Auction Service 601 415 3121 Hardy Katzenmeyer, Lic 988 Terms: cash, check, MC/Visa 10% buyers premium LOOKING FOR A great value? Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post, 601-6364545, ask for Circulation.

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

ADBA REGISTERED AMERICAN Blue Pitt Bull Dog puppies. $400 each. 601-301-0169. AKC DOBERMAN PINCHERS! 6 week old male and females. Shots given, tails docked. $375 each, 601-8702903.

I PAY TOP dollar for junk vehicles. Call 601-218-0038.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

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

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

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Foster a Homeless Pet!

5 DVD’s for $10, PS2, Xbox 360, games $5 each, VHS 2 for $1, CD’s $2 each, PS3 games $10, Blu ray movies $5 each. Tools on sale, Fishing rods, weed eaters, electoronics. As ALWAYS we pay more for broken or old gold. Riverside Pawn and Jewelry 601-619-1551 • 700 China St.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. MATCHING LANE RECLINERS. Gorgeous, excellent condition. $200 each. 601-638-2368. NEW TRUCK LOAD!! Lots of Quality Furniture! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street


POLARIS 400. Jet kit. Snorkel, clutch kit, aftermarket tires and rims, custom basket rack, $2300. Ashley couch, brown with wood trim, excellent condition, $350. 601-529-1540. SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!! Living room, dinettes, bedroom, mattress sets at Discount Furniture Barn. 601-638-7191.

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $2.25/ lb

• LIVE MUSIC • Every Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales 100 NEWIT VICK DRIVE. Saturday 7am-1pm. Mobility scooter, $300. Table and chairs, $50. Night stands, lamps, clothing: men, women and boys, also women petite sizes. Cookware and much more. 10030 HIGHWAY 61 South at Yokena. Friday and Saturday 9am- until. Furniture, Singer sewing machine and material, all size clothing, lots of household miscellaneous.

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1005 NATIONAL STREET. Saturday 7-11am. Kitchen items, cookbooks, collectibles, home dĂŠcor, baby gear and more.

202 EAST PECAN Tree Lane (Openwood) Saturday 7am- 1pm. Buy 2 get 2 free! Excludes Polo.

105 TOWER DRIVE off Nailor Road. Saturday 7am- 1pm. Spring Cleaning. Generator, twin beds, full mattress, clothes, various household items, much more.

203 WOODSTOCK PLACE, off Porters Chapel. Saturday 7amuntil. Home accessories, baby boy clothes, toys, stroller, womens clothes. Lots of miscellaneous 50¢ items! New items added! Everything Must Go! CHEAP PRICES!!!

1118 RIVERBEND ROAD, Openwood Plantation. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. No early birds. 1541 GLASS ROAD off 61 South. Saturday 7:30am- 3pm 40 inch TV, computer chairs, iron bench, flower pots and stands, BBQ grills, large bird houses, Nascar collection, more.

212 HILLSIDE DRIVE. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Clothes, furniture and toys.

155 DUNIGAN ROAD. Saturday 5:30am-12 Noon. Fundraiser to benefit soccer team. 12 families. Located next to Culkin School. Furniture, clothes, toys and more.

2715 OAK STREET. Friday and Saturday 7am2pm. Antiques, leaded crystal, what-nots, kitchen ware, and more. 2727 FISHER FERRY ROAD. Saturday 10am-5pm. ½ off clothing sale.

1819 EISENHOWER DRIVE, Saturday, 8am- until, lots of great miscellaneous.

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4813 Nailor Road lot 5. Lots of household items, furniture and clothing. Saturday, 7am- until. 5933 NAILOR ROAD. Friday and Saturday 7am- until. 3 families, small childrens clothing, furniture, pictures and what-nots. 709 SANTA ROSA, Marion Park. Friday Early bird shopper 4-6pm, and Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Mud Cats baseball is having multi family sale. Toys, clothing for everyone, electronics, furniture, baby items, and miscellaneous. 98 ROLLINGWOOD DRIVE, off Oak Ridge Road. Saturday 6am- until. Electronics, bikes, lawn mowers, lots of miscellaneous. Funds for Mission/ Outreach. BOVINA BAPTIST CHURCH, Highway 80. Saturday 7am- until. Proceeds benefit Honduras Mission trip. Computers and accessories, furniture, clothes: baby, maternity and womens. Children sofa bed, basketball goal, kitchen appliances, TV's, much more.

3 FAMILY SALE! Infant girl's clothing, baby items, men's and women's items, 511 Elmwood Drive, Oakpark. 8am-11am.

195 LONG MEADOW Drive, off Redbone Road, Friday, and Saturday, 8am-until, tools, ladders, aluminum walk boards, scaffolds, gang boxes, generators, chain saws, heaters, clothing, household items, lots of miscellaneous.

First Sale of the Season! EVERYONE invited both days! Bless to be a blessing! Huge Pantry and yard sale, 314 Pleasant Valley. Many great buys! Friday, 3pm-7pm, and Saturday, 7am-11am.

2 FAMILY YARD Sale. 122 Westwood Drive (Lakeland Village) off Oak Ridge, Follow signs. Saturday 6:30am- until. Furniture, appliances, baby items, clothes, etcetera. No early birds please.

3 FAMILY SALE, 207 Cobblestone Drive, off Oak Ridge, Saturday, 6am-11am, art and craft supplies, baby clothes, jewelry, Pandora beads, furniture, appliances, miscellaneous.

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BUSINESS IS BOOMING!!! MDS is seeking Qualified Class “Aâ€? CDL Drivers in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily Requirements: • Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 5 years • At least 23 years of age • Must have good driving/ work history • Competitive Wages • Good Medical Benefits Package

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19. Garage & Yard Sales CHURCH WIDE YARD Sale, held indoors. Gibson Memorial U.M.C 335 Oak Ridge Road. Saturday 7am-until. GARAGE SALE FRIDAY and Saturday to benefit Paw's Rescue. Toots Grocery, 2500 Confederate Avenue. Lots of everything. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. GARAGE SALE! SATURDAY, 8am-2pm, 3316 Washington Street, lots of miscellaneous. GARAGE SALE. 210 Enchanted Drive. Saturday 7am1pm. Furniture, kitchen items, nice clothes.

GIANT PORCH SALE, 3615 Security Street, off Washington near River City Rescue Mission, Friday, 8am-5pm, Saturday, 7am-1pm, lots of great bargains! INSIDE YARD SALE Saturday, at The Apostolic Church, 2750 Hwy 27 from 7am- 1pm. Lots of everything! Come see. SELLING HOUSE AND furniture. Open House Sunday April 3rd 1:30pm- 4:00pm. 1625 Broadhill Drive off of Chambers Street.

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MADISON PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ADVERTISEMENT FOR HEAD FOOTBALL COACH POSITION Madison High School (Madison Parish) is currently accepting applications for the position Head Football Coach. All individuals applying for the position must hold a valid Louisiana Teaching Certificate or be eligible to receive a Louisiana Teaching certificate, orhold a Practitioner’s License or be eligible to receive one. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 21, 2011. Interested individuals should send a Resume to:

Call 225-323-3758 or Apply Online:

Mrs. Ruthie Magee, Principal Madison High School 1234 Madison High Drive Tallulah, LA 71282 Phone Number: 318-574-3529



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TREE SERVICE Stump Removal & Lawn Care 601-529-5752 601-634-9572

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Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

FLOORING INSTALLATION •Custom showers • Ceramic tile •Porcelain tile•Wood flooring •Laminate flooring •Vinyl tile

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

Commodore Apartments

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

DUPLEX 2 bedroom, fully furnished. DirectTV, water, electric furnished. $750 monthly. 3 bedroom partly furnished $950, water,electric, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

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

34. Houses For Sale

103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116 Vicksburg, MS

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 DOWN TOWN APARTMENTS 1,2,3 bedroom. CALL FOR MOVE IN SPECIAL! Good through 4/7/11. 601-638-1746.

201 LOIS LANE Very nice, roomy home located just minutes away from Vicksburg in exclusive neighborhood. Call Brinda Stockton McMillin Real Estate 318-341-2532 318-574-0112

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

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

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

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24. Business Services

SOUTH GLEN DRIVE, off Fisher Ferry. Saturday 8am12pm. Bedding, curtains, treadmill women clothes, shoes, toys, portable crib. Lots of miscellaneous.

Been in a Wreck? Need an Attorney? Just Call! 601-636-4646 Walker & Johnson, PLLC Attorneys-at-law We can handle all of your legal needs: •No-Fault divorce •Child support & custody •Criminal Defense •Incorporations •Wills ALL personal injury & general practice.

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

TAKING-IT-BACK Outreach Ministry and Thrift Shop, 1314 Filmore Street, at Miller's Tire Mart, off Clay. All winter clothes75% off! Purses, whatnots, computer parts, women's and men's clothes- (some items) bags- $5, shoes, oil paintings, wall pictures, 2 antique chairs, lots more! Tuesday- Friday 10am- 5pm. Saturday 8am – 5pm.

A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable. 601-218-1448 or 601-636-2629. NO JOB TOO BIG! AIR CONDITIONING & Electrical Services. For all of your electrical and air conditioning needs contact Leroy Allen, Sr. (Certified electrician) at 601-4379070. Services include wiring houses and any air conditioning repairs. Serious callers only.

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate CALL 601-636-SELL AND


29. Unfurnished Apartments 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX, $400 monthly, $200 deposit. Refrigerator and stove furnished. 2 Bedroom all electric. Stove, refrigerator and water furnished $450 monthly, $200 deposit. 601-634-8290.

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



YARD AND BAKE sale, 101 Redwood Road, Redwood United Methodist Church, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, Rain or shine. YARD SALE. 2914 Short Cherry Street Saturday 7am- 11am. Plus size clothing, shoes, home decor, kitchen items, miscellaneous.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 1997 RANGER R-80. 150 horse power Evinrude Intruder, Ranger Trail trailer. $9,000. 601-218-2020. CAMOUFLAGE BRIGGS & Stratton 5 horse power, 4 stroke overhead valve motor, less than 10 hours run time. Minn Kota trolling motor, 40 pounds thrust, less than 8 hours run time. 601636-6916. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

22. Musical Instruments

MARTIN DX1E WITH case. As new, $775. 601-630-7837.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response. JUNK CARS: GET rid of those snake dens and rat dens. Bring them to us or we'll pick them up! 601-218-0038. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.


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final four

The unexpected Final Four It will be the first without a No. 1 or a No. 2 seed

USM wins

By Eddie Pells AP national writer

Southern Miss takes the opener of a three-game set at Central Florida. Story/D3


St. Al hosts Tallulah Aca. Today, 1 p.m. VHS at Port Gibson Today, 1 p.m. WC at Brandon Today, 1 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL St. Al at Puckett Today, 1 p.m.

On TV 5 p.m. CBS - Butler vs. VCU is the undercard of the Final Four, while the main event is between powerhouses Kentucky and Connecticut.

The associated press

Butler’s Andrew Smith pets the school’s mascot during a practice for the Final Four semifinals. Butler plays Virginia Commonwealth today.

HOUSTON — The VCU players sat at home last year, watched Butler almost win the national championship and thought, sure, that could be us someday. Sort of the same way people dream about winning the lottery. Well, the numbers came up for the Rams this year. Same thing for Kentucky, Connecticut and Butler again, too, in a way the NCAA Tournament has never seen before. The teams arrived at the Final Four on Thursday, all after a season of playing the underdog at one point or another — a season that produced a final weekend hardly anyone saw coming. “Crisis mode,” Wildcats coach John Calipari said in describing Kentucky’s status after a loss to Arkan-

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St. Aloysius third baseman ripped a two-RBI double that proved to be the game-winner in a 6-4 win over West Lincoln on Friday.

Holliday is out with appendectomy

La. Pick 3: 6-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-8-7-4 Weekly results: D2

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See Final Four, Page D3.

Arrows hang crooked number on Vicksburg

Who’s hot

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday had an appendectomy Friday and the team is unsure how long he will be out. General manager John Mozeliak said the surgery in St. Louis is not an emergency procedure, and that he’ll have an idea today how long the 31-year-old will be sidelined. Holliday was 3-for-4 and hit a go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of Thursday’s 5-3, 11-inning loss to the San Diego Padres. Holliday left Busch Stadium complaining of stomach discomfort. The home run was the first of Holliday’s career on opening day, and he also matched a career best with three hits on opening day. While Holliday is out, Jon Jay and Allen Craig are likely to share playing time in left field and Lance Berkman could move down one spot into Holliday’s cleanup role. Mozeliak said no roster move had been made.

But if you have guys willing to work through it, it can happen.” In the first semifinal today, eighth-seeded Butler (27-9) will play 11th-seeded VCU (23-11), in a matchup of underdog mid-majors that some might consider more fitting for the Maui Invitational than a Final Four bracket. In the second game, it’s No. 3 Connecticut (30-9) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (29-8) in the rematch of a game that really was played at the Maui Classic. UConn won 84-67 back on Nov. 24. A trip to Houston wasn’t on anyone’s mind back then. “That game showed what we could be and certainly what John needed to fix,” UConn coach Jim Calhoun said of Calipari. “It

sas dropped his team to 19-8, pedestrian by standards in the Bluegrass State. “Our next games were home against Florida, home against Vanderbilt and at Tennessee. Shoot, we lose those and maybe we’re not in the tournament.” They weren’t the only ones with that empty feeling at some point in 2010-11. Connecticut was picked 10th in the Big East. VCU was listed as a preseason 5,000-1 longshot. Butler was 14-9 and riding a three-game losing streak in early February. “I never thought we’d be sitting here,” Bulldogs coach Brad Stevens said when asked what he thought of his team’s prospects at that point. “But the season starts in October and it goes until at least March 1. You’re supposed to get better. It’s hard.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

St. Aloysius shortstop Haley Heggins reaches out for a throw from Julie Mabry to get West Lincoln’s Mabri Hall out during Friday’s game at Bazinsky Park.

Lady Flashes snap skid By Steve Wilson A lot of things have been missing for St. Aloysius in a 2-8 start to the season. But on Friday night against Dvision 7-1A foe West Lincoln, the Lady Flashes put it all together in a 6-4 victory. Clutch hitting with runners in scoring position? Check. Great complete game pitching performance by birthday girl Grace Franco? Check. A defense that played solidly behind Franco? Check. It was the perfect performance at the perfect time for St. Aloysius (2-8, 1-1 Division 7-1A), which is now a game behind division-leading Bogue Chitto with two more division games to go. The Lady Flashes were down, 4-2, going into the fifth inning before a couple of West Lincoln errors and some smart base-running allowed a reply. Julie Mabry was plunked. Mallory McGuffee reached on an overthrown ball from short

that was compounded into another error, which allowed Mabry to score and McGuffee to zip to third. A passed ball allowed McGuffee to score the tying run. After Franco retired the side in order in the top of the sixth, the St. Al bats went to work. No. 9 hitter Kelsey Davidson led off the frame with a sharply-rapped line drive, while Haley Heggins followed with another liner to the outfield to put two on. Mabry popped out, but next batter McGuffee ripped a double to the fence to plate Davidson and Heggins to put the Lady Flashes ahead. “It was really important for our team,” McGuffee said of her big hit. “This was our biggest game and we needed to win it. We’ve been practicing batting for a while now and it paid off at the perfect time. We want to keep the momentum going and not make any more errors than we have to.” Franco gave up a lead-off single and Heggins commit-

ted an error with two outs, but Franco induced an easy pop-fly to Heggins to end the contest. Franco pitched a complete game, striking out two and giving up eight hits. “It’s a big game to win,” Heggins said. “I’m just hoping that we get pumped up, start winning and get out of our little funk.” St. Al struck first in the opening frame, as Heggins, who reached on the first of three singles, scored on an outfield error. West Lincoln (2-5, 0-2) tied it up in the third off Haley Ainsworth’s RBI single, while Madison Heggins ripped an RBI single in the third to give St. Al back the lead, 2-1. In the fourth, the Lady Bears put a big number on the scoreboard. Bentley Sills and Alli Mullin ripped backto-back hits off Franco, the last of which was Mullin’s RBI double that tied the contest at 2. Mullin scored on an error and Ainsworth bunted home the final West Lincoln run.

Heading into the top of the seventh, Vicksburg appeared on its way to a season-defining win. Instead, the Gators suffered through an unfathomably bad inning. Clinton (15-3, 5-0 Division 4-6A) scored 13 runs in the seventh inning on nine hits and six Vicksburg errors to thump the Gators, 16-4. The loss puts Vicksburg third in the division with a 2-4 record. After Warren Central beat GreenvilleWeston 11-3 Friday night, the Gators locked up the third spot in Division 4-6A. Vicksburg coach Cody Zumbro tried to pick up his team following the devastating loss. “We played great baseball for six innings,” Zumbro said. “Something like this happens in baseball. If Clyde (Kendrick) can get us out of the fourth inning, we’re set because Cody (Waddell) can go three innings. If he goes longer with his arm problem, I

can’t take that chance of losing him for the year.” Waddell, Vicksburg’s projected No. 1 pitcher, has been hampered with tendonitis, but he looked sharp Friday with a mid-to-upper 80s mph fastball. Waddell got the Gators out of the fourth inning by getting three straight outs to leave the game tied at 3. A solo home run by Justin Pettway gave Vicksburg a 4-3 lead after four complete. Waddell added two more scoreless innings and took a one-run lead into the seventh. It was there he ran out of gas and the wheels fell off the Gator wagon. Clinton’s Clint Willoughby led off the seventh with a sharp hit to right. Jake Weathersby belted a double off the wall in right center. A single to left by Patrick Barnes scored Willoughby to tie the game at 4. Elliot Brashier gave Clinton its first lead with See VHS, Page D3.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Vicksburg pitcher Clyde Kendrick delivers during Friday’s game against Clinton at Bazinsky Field.


Saturday, April 2, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 9:30 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, qualifying for Kroger 250, at Martinsville, Va. 11 a.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, qualifying for Goody’s Fast Relief 500, at Martinsville, Va. 1 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Truck Series, Kroger 250 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Nationals, at Las Vegas (tape) GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Trophee Hassan II 2 p.m. NBC - PGA Tour, Houston Open 3:30 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Kraft Nabisco Championship, 8 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (tape) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon WGN - Chicago White Sox at Cleveland 3 p.m. Fox - San Diego at St. Louis 7 p.m. MLB - Boston at Texas FINAL FOUR 5 p.m. CBS - Butler vs. VCU 7:45 p.m. CBS - Kentucky vs. Connecticut NBA 7 p.m. WGN - Toronto at Chicago PREP BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPN2 - Rise National Invitational, girls’ championship 1 p.m. ESPN - Rise National Invitational, boys’ championship SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Manchester United at West Ham 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Women’s national teams, England vs. U.S. 4 p.m. FSN - MLS, Columbus vs. Dallas TENNIS 11:30 a.m. CBS - Sony Ericsson Open, women’s championship


from staff & AP reports

NBA Grizzlies beat Hornets, tie for seventh in West NEW ORLEANS — Zach Randolph scored 28 points, Tony Allen added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies held the New Orleans Hornets to a season-low 12 points in the first quarter, winning 93-81 on Friday night. The Grizzlies outrebounded New Orleans 40-28 and answered every run with easy baskets, pulling into a tie with the Hornets for seventh place in the Western Conference. Randolph and Marc Gasol had double-doubles, both finishing with 10 rebounds. Gasol had 13 points. Carl Landry led New Orleans with 19 points and Marco Belinelli scored 14. Chris Paul added 13 assists but shot just 2-of-8 from the field.

MLB Rangers trade INF Lemon to Atlanta for cash ARLINGTON, Texas — The Texas Rangers have traded minor league infielder Marcus Lemon to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. The Rangers announced the deal Friday before their season opener. Lemon, a fourth-round pick by Texas in 2006, spent all of last season at Double-A Frisco.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 2 1984 — Georgetown, led by junior center Patrick Ewing and freshman forward Reggie Williams, beats Houston 84-75 to win the NCAA championship in Seattle. Houston becomes the second team to lose in two consecutive finals. 1986 — The 3-point field goal, at 19 feet, 9 inches, is adopted by the NCAA. 1990 — UNLV pounds Duke 103-73 to win its first NCAA championship and extend the Blue Devils’ streak to eight Final Four appearances without a title. The Runnin’ Rebels become the first team to score more than 100 points in a championship game and the 30-point margin is the largest ever. 1993 — Cleveland’s Mark Price falls one free throw short of tying an NBA record in a 114-113 loss to Charlotte. Price makes his first six foul shots of the game to give him 77 in a row, but misses the second of a two-shot foul in the fourth quarter, leaving intact Calvin Murphy’s 12-year old record.

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scoreboard West Division


All Games W L Florida............................22 5 South Carolina..............20 5 Vanderbilt......................24 3 Georgia..........................12 14 Kentucky........................15 12 Tennessee.....................19 7

SEC W 5 5 5 4 2 2

L 2 2 2 3 4 5


All Games SEC W L W Alabama........................20 8 6 Mississippi St..............19 7 4 Ole Miss.......................18 9 3 Auburn...........................15 11 2 Arkansas........................18 6 2 LSU................................19 7 2 Friday’s Games Vanderbilt 11, Auburn 6 South Carolina 3, Kentucky 1 Florida 3, Tennessee 0 Alabama 5, Arkansas 3 LSU 7, Ole Miss 6 Georgia 4, Mississippi State 1 Today’s Games Tennessee at Florida, Noon Mississippi St. at Georgia, 1 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama, 2:05 p.m. Kentucky at South Carolina, 3:30 p.m. Vanderbilt at Auburn, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Tennessee at Florida, Noon Kentucky at South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Georgia, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at LSU, 1 p.m. Vanderbilt at Auburn, 1 p.m. Arkansas at Alabama, 1:05 p.m.


All Games W L Southern Miss.............20 5 UAB...............................15 10 East Carolina.................19 6 UCF...............................19 7 Houston.........................13 14 Tulane............................18 7 Rice...............................18 11 Memphis........................14 11 Marshall.........................10 13

C-USA W 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

L 1 3 4 5 5 5


L 1 1 2 2 0 3 2 2 2

Friday’s Games Rice 9, Marshall 0 Southern Miss 6, UCF 5 UAB 4, East Carolina 1 Houston 2, Tulane 0 Memphis 17, Alcorn State 3 Today’s Games Alcorn St. at Memphis, 2 p.m. East Carolina at UAB, 2 p.m. Houston at Tulane, 2 p.m. Marshall at Rice, 2 p.m. Southern Miss at Central Florida, 3 p.m. Sunday’s Games Marshall at Rice, 10:30 a.m. Southern Miss at Central Florida, 11 a.m. Alcorn St. at Memphis, 1 p.m. East Carolina at UAB, 1 p.m. Houston at Tulane, 1 p.m.

Friday’s Games Southern Miss 6, Central Florida 5 Georgia 4, Mississippi St. 1 Miss. College 8, East Texas Baptist 6 Auburn-Montgomery 7, William Carey 3 Faulkner 3, Belhaven 2 Memphis 17, Alcorn St. 3 LSU 7, Ole Miss 6 Today’s Games Mississippi St. at Georgia, 1 p.m. Millsaps at Austin College, 1 p.m. Miss. College at East Texas Baptist, 1 p.m. (DH) Auburn-Montgomery at William Carey, 1 p.m. (DH) Faulkner at Belhaven, 1 p.m. (DH) Miss. Valley St. at Jackson St., 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Central Florida, 2 p.m. Alcorn St. at Memphis, 2 p.m. Christian Brothers at Delta St., 3 p.m. (DH) Ole Miss at LSU, 6:30 p.m.

prep baseball CLINTON 16, VICKSBURG 4

Clinton.......................000 30013 — 16 13 1 Vicksburg..................102 1000 — 4 8 7 WP-Kyle Hartman, LP-Cody Waddell (2-2). HRJustin Pettway (V). 2B-Jake Weathersby (C) 2, Patrick Barnes (C), Blake Gober (C), Lamar Anthony (V). Multiple hits-Weathersby (C) 3, Barnes (C) 3, Elliot Brashier (C) 2, Gober (C) 2, Anthony (V) 2, Jonathan Clay (V) 2.

mlb L 0 0 0 1 1

Central Division

W Chicago.........................1 Kansas City...................1 Cleveland.......................0 Detroit............................0 Minnesota......................0

L 0 1 1 1 1

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000

GB — — — 1 1

Pct 1.000 .500 .000 .000 .000

GB — 1/2 1 1 1

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles..................1 1 .500 1/2 Oakland.........................0 0 .000 1/2 Seattle...........................0 0 .000 1/2 Friday’s Games Chicago White Sox 15, Cleveland 10 Texas 9, Boston 5 Toronto 13, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 1 Seattle at Oakland (n) Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Jackson 0-0) at Cleveland (Carrasco 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 0-0) at Toronto (Drabek 0-0), 12:07 p.m. L.A. Angels (Santana 0-0) at Kansas City (Davies 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Detroit (Penny 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Burnett 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Shields 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Boston (Lackey 0-0) at Texas (Lewis 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 0-0) at Oakland (Anderson 0-0), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Boston at Texas, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Atlanta...........................1 Florida............................1 Philadelphia...................1 New York.......................0 Washington....................0

L 0 0 0 1 1

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................1 Pittsburgh......................1 Chicago.........................0 Houston.........................0 Milwaukee......................0 St. Louis........................0

L 0 0 1 1 1 1

W L Pct GB x-San Antonio................57 19 .750 — y-L.A. Lakers.................54 20 .730 2 x-Dallas..........................53 22 .707 3 1/2 x-Oklahoma City............50 24 .676 6 Denver...........................45 29 .608 11 Portland.........................43 32 .573 13 1/2 New Orleans.................43 33 14 .566 Memphis........................43 33 .566 14 ————————— Houston.........................40 36 .526 17 Phoenix..........................36 38 .486 20 Utah...............................36 39 .480 20 1/2 Golden State.................32 44 .421 25 L.A. Clippers..................29 46 .387 27 1/2 Sacramento...................21 53 .284 35 Minnesota......................17 59 .224 40 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Friday’s Games Indiana 89, Milwaukee 88 Orlando 89, Charlotte 77 Philadelphia 115, New Jersey 90 Washington 115, Cleveland 107 Chicago 101, Detroit 96 Miami 111, Minnesota 92 Memphis 93, New Orleans 81 Atlanta 88, Boston 83 Houston 119, San Antonio 114, OT L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 9 p.m. Denver at Sacramento, 9 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Today’s Games Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Phoenix at San Antonio, noon Denver at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 5 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 5 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 5 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 6 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 6 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 8 p.m.

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American League W Baltimore.......................1 New York.......................1 Toronto..........................1 Boston...........................0 Tampa Bay....................0

W L Pct GB y-Chicago......................55 20 .733 — x-Miami..........................53 23 .697 2 1/2 y-Boston........................52 23 .693 3 x-Orlando.......................48 28 .632 7 1/2 x-Atlanta........................44 32 .579 11 1/2 x-Philadelphia................40 36 .526 15 1/2 New York.......................37 38 .493 18 Indiana...........................35 42 .455 21 ————————— Charlotte........................32 43 .427 23 Milwaukee......................30 45 .400 25 Detroit............................26 49 .347 29 New Jersey...................23 52 .307 32 Toronto..........................20 54 .270 34 1/2 Washington....................19 56 .253 36 Cleveland.......................15 60 .200 40


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East Division

W L Pct GB Arizona..........................1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles..................1 0 1.000 — San Diego.....................1 0 1.000 — Colorado........................0 1 .000 1 San Francisco...............0 1 .000 1 Friday’s Games Philadelphia 5, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Arizona 7, Colorado 6, 11 innings Florida 6, N.Y. Mets 2 San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Saturday’s Games Atlanta (Hanson 0-0) at Washington (Lannan 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 0-0), 12:05 p.m. San Diego (Richard 0-0) at St. Louis (Westbrook 0-0), 4:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 0-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-0), 4:10 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 0-0) at Philadelphia (Lee 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 0-0) at Cincinnati (Wood 0-0), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-0) at Florida (Nolasco 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Hudson 0-0) at Colorado (De La Rosa 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 12:35 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 12:35 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 7:05 p.m.

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000

GB — — — 1 1

Pct 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000

GB — — 1 1 1 1


At Houston National semifinals Today Butler vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 5:09 p.m. Kentucky vs. Connecticut, 7:45 p.m. National Championship Monday Semifinal winners, 8 p.m. ———

Tournament histories How this year’s Final Four participants have fared in previous NCAA Tournament appearances

Butler 1962 — beat Bowling Green 56-55; lost to Kentucky 81-60; beat Western Kentucky 87-86, OT. 1997 — lost to Cincinnati 86-69. 1998 — lost to New Mexico 79-62. 2000 — lost to Florida 69-68, OT. 2001 — beat Wake Forest 79-63; lost to Arizona 73-52. 2003 — beat Mississippi State 47-46; beat Louisville 79-71; lost to Oklahoma 65-54. 2007 — beat Old Dominion 57-46; beat Maryland 62-59; lost to Florida 65-57. 2008 — beat South Alabama 81-61; lost to Tennessee 76-71, OT. 2009 — lost to LSU 75-71. 2010 — beat UTEP 77-59; beat Murray State 54-52; beat Syracuse 63-59; beat Kansas State 63-56; beat Michigan State 52-50; lost to Duke 61-59. (Final Four) 2011 — beat Old Dominion 60-58; beat Pittsburgh 71-70; beat Wisconsin 61-54; beat Florida 74-71, OT. (Final Four)

Virginia Commonwealth 1980 — lost to Iowa 86-72. 1981 — beat Long Island University 85-69; lost to Tennessee 58-56, OT. 1983 — beat La Salle 76-67; lost to Georgia 56-54.

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1984 — beat Northeastern 70-69; lost to Syracuse 78-63. 1985 — beat Marshall 81-65; lost to Alabama 63-59. 1996 — lost to Mississippi State 58-51. 2004 — lost to Wake Forest 79-78. 2007 — beat Duke 79-77; lost to Pittsburgh 84-79, OT. 2009 — lost to UCLA 65-64. 2011 — beat Southern Cal 59-46; beat Georgetown 74-56; beat Purdue 94-76; beat Florida State 72-71, OT; beat Kansas 71-61. (Final Four)

Connecticut 1951 — lost to St. John’s 63-52. 1954 — lost to Navy 85-80. 1956 — beat Manhattan 84-75; lost to Temple 65-59; lost to Dartmouth 85-64. 1957 — lost to Syracuse 82-76. 1958 — lost to Dartmouth 75-64. 1959 — lost to Boston University 60-58. 1960 — lost to NYU 78-59. 1963 — lost to West Virginia 77-71. 1964 — beat Temple 53-48; beat Princeton 52-50; lost to Duke 101-54. 1965 — lost to St. Joseph’s 67-61. 1967 — lost to Boston College 48-42. 1976 — beat Hofstra 80-78, OT; lost to Rutgers 93-79. 1979 — lost to Syracuse 89-81. 1990 — beat Boston University 76-52; beat California 74-54; beat Clemson 71-70; lost to Duke 79-78, OT. 1991 — beat LSU 79-62; beat Xavier 66-50; lost to Duke 81-67. 1992 — beat Nebraska 86-65; lost to Ohio State 78-55. 1994 — beat Rider 64-46; beat George Washington 75-63; lost to Florida 69-60, OT. 1995 — beat Tennessee-Chattanooga 100-71; beat Cincinnati 96-91; beat Maryland 99-89; lost to UCLA 102-96. 1996 — beat Colgate 68-59; beat Eastern Michigan 95-81; lost to Mississippi State 73-63. 1998 — beat Fairleigh Dickinson 93-85; beat Indiana 78-68; beat Washington 75-74; lost to North Carolina 75-64. 1999 — beat Texas-San Antonio 91-66; beat New Mexico 78-56; beat Iowa 78-68; beat Gonzaga 67-62; beat Ohio State 64-58; beat Duke 77-74. (NCAA champion) 2000 — beat Utah State 75-67; lost to Tennessee 65-61. 2002 — beat Hampton 78-67; beat N.C. State 77-74; beat Southern Illinois 71-59; lost to Maryland 90-82. 2003 — beat BYU 58-53; beat Stanford 85-74; lost to Texas 82-78. 2004 — beat Vermont 70-53; beat DePaul 72-55; beat Vanderbilt 73-53; beat Alabama 87-71; beat Duke 79-78; beat Georgia Tech 82-73. (NCAA champion) 2005 — beat UCF 77-71; lost to N.C. State 65-62. 2006 — beat Albany, N.Y. 72-59; beat Kentucky 87-83; beat Washington 98-92, OT; lost to George Mason 86-84, OT. 2008 — lost to San Diego 70-69, OT. 2009 — beat Chattanooga 103-47; beat Texas A&M 92-66; beat Purdue 72-60; beat Missouri 82-75; lost to Michigan State 82-73. (Final Four) 2011 — beat Bucknell 81-52; beat Cincinnati 69-58; beat San Diego State 74-67; beat Arizona 65-63. (Final Four)

Kentucky 1942 — beat Illinois 46-44; lost to Dartmouth 47-28. (Final Four) 1945 — lost to Ohio State 45-37; beat Tufts 66-56. 1948 — beat Columbia 76-53; beat Holy Cross 60-52; beat Baylor 58-42. (NCAA champion) 1949 — beat Villanova 85-72; beat Illinois 76-47; beat Oklahoma A&M 46-36. (NCAA champion) 1951 — beat Louisville 79-68; beat St. John’s 59-43; beat Illinois 76-74; beat Kansas State 68-58. (NCAA champion) 1952 — beat Penn State 82-54; lost to St. John’s 64-57. 1955 — lost to Marquette 79-71; beat Penn State 84-59. 1956 — beat Wayne State, Mich. 84-64; lost to Iowa 89-77. 1957 — beat Pittsburgh 98-92; lost to Michigan State 80-68. 1958 — beat Miami (Ohio) 94-70; beat Notre Dame 89-56; beat Temple 61-60; beat Seattle 84-72. (NCAA champion) 1959 — lost to Louisville 76-61; beat Marquette 98-69. 1961 — beat Morehead State 71-64; lost to Ohio State 87-74. 1962 — beat Butler 81-60; lost to Ohio State 74-64. 1964 — lost to Ohio University 85-69; lost to Loyola of Chicago 100-91. 1966 — beat Dayton 86-79; beat Michigan 84-77; beat Duke 83-79; lost to Texas Western 72-65. (Final Four) 1968 — beat Marquette 107-89; lost to Ohio State 82-81. 1969 — lost to Marquette 81-74; beat Miami (Ohio) 72-71. 1970 — beat Notre Dame 109-99; lost to Jacksonville 106-100. 1971 — lost to Western Kentucky 107-83; lost to Marquette 91-74. 1972 — beat Marquette 85-69; lost to Florida State 73-54. 1973 — beat Austin Peay 106-100, OT; lost to Indiana 72-65. 1975 — beat Marquette 76-54; beat Central Michigan 90-73; beat Indiana 92-90; beat Syracuse 95-79; lost to UCLA 92-85. (Final Four) 1977 — beat Princeton 72-58; beat VMI 93-78; lost to North Carolina 79-72. 1978 — beat Florida State 85-76; beat Miami (Ohio) 91-69; beat Michigan State 52-49; beat Arkansas 64-59; beat Duke 94-88. (NCAA champion) 1980 — beat Florida State 97-78; lost to Duke 55-54. 1981 — lost to UAB 69-62. 1982 — lost to Middle Tennessee State 50-44. 1983 — beat Ohio University 57-40; beat Indiana 64-59; lost to Louisville 80-68, OT. 1984 — beat BYU 93-68; beat Louisville 72-67; beat Illinois 54-51; lost to Georgetown 53-40. (Final Four) 1985 — beat Washington 66-58; beat UNLV 64-61; lost to St. John’s 86-70. 1986 — beat Davidson 75-55; beat Western Kentucky 71-64; beat Alabama 68-63; lost to LSU 59-57. 1987 — lost to Ohio State 91-77. 1988 — beat Southern University 99-84; beat Maryland 90-81; lost to Villanova 80-74. 1992 — beat Old Dominion 88-69; beat Iowa State 106-98; beat Massachusetts 87-77; lost to Duke 104-103, OT. 1993 — beat Rider 96-52; beat Utah 83-62; beat Wake Forest 103-69; beat Florida State 106-81; lost to Michigan 81-78, OT. (Final Four) 1994 — beat Tennessee State 83-70; lost to Marquette 75-63. 1995 — beat Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 113-67; beat Tulane 82-60; beat Arizona State 97-73; lost to North Carolina 74-61. 1996 — beat San Jose State 110-72; beat Virginia Tech 84-60; beat Utah 101-70; beat Wake Forest 83-63; beat Massachusetts 81-74; beat Syracuse 76-67. (NCAA champion) 1997 — beat Montana 92-54; beat Iowa 75-69;

beat Saint Joseph’s 83-68; beat Utah 72-59; beat Minnesota 78-69; lost to Arizona 84-79, OT. (Final Four) 1998 — beat South Carolina State 82-67; beat Saint Louis 88-61; beat UCLA 94-68; beat Duke 86-84; beat Stanford 86-85, OT; beat Utah 78-69. (NCAA champion) 1999 — beat New Mexico State 82-60; beat Kansas 92-88, OT; beat Miami (Ohio) 58-43; lost to Michigan State 73-66. 2000 — beat St. Bonaventure 85-80, 2OT; lost to Syracuse 52-50. 2001 — beat Holy Cross 72-68; beat Iowa 92-79; lost to Southern Cal 80-76. 2002 — beat Valparaiso 83-68; beat Tulsa 87-82; lost to Maryland 78-68. 2003 — beat Indiana-Purdue-Indianapolis 95-64; beat Utah 74-54; beat Wisconsin 63-57; lost to Marquette 83-69. 2004 — beat Florida A&M 96-76; lost to UAB 76-75. 2005 — beat Eastern Kentucky 72-64; beat Cincinnati 69-60; beat Utah 62-52; lost to Michigan State 94-88, 2OT. 2006 — beat UAB 69-64; lost to Connecticut 87-83. 2007 — beat Villanova 67-58; lost to Kansas 88-76. 2008 — lost to Marquette 74-66. 2010 — beat ETSU 100-71; beat Wake Forest 90-60; beat Cornell 62-45; lost to West Virginia 73-66. 2011 — beat Princeton 59-57; beat West Virginia 71-63; beat Ohio State 62-60; beat North Carolina 76-69. (Final Four)

women’s basketball Women’s Final Four

At Indianapolis National Semifinals Sunday Stanford vs. Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Connecticut vs. Notre Dame, 8 p.m. National Championship Tuesday Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.


GP W L OT Pts x-Philadelphia..78 46 22 10 102 x-Washington...78 45 22 11 101 x-Boston..........77 43 23 11 97 x-Pittsburgh.....78 45 25 8 98 x-Tampa Bay...77 42 24 11 95 Montreal...........78 41 30 7 89 Buffalo.............77 39 29 9 87 N.Y. Rangers...78 41 32 5 87 ————————— Carolina...........77 37 30 10 84 Toronto............78 36 32 10 82 Atlanta.............77 33 32 12 78 New Jersey.....77 36 36 5 77 N.Y. Islanders..78 30 36 12 72 Ottawa.............78 30 38 10 70 Florida..............78 29 37 12 70


GF 245 211 232 221 230 205 226 220

GA 207 188 182 190 231 203 214 188

220 209 212 162 218 181 188

228 238 249 193 246 239 216

GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Vancouver....78 52 17 9 113 253 177 x-San Jose......77 45 23 9 99 230 199 d-Detroit...........77 44 23 10 98 247 226 Phoenix............78 42 25 11 95 221 213 Los Angeles....77 44 27 6 94 210 184 Nashville..........78 42 26 10 94 206 184 Anaheim..........77 44 28 5 93 223 223 Chicago...........77 42 27 8 92 246 212 ————————— Calgary............79 39 29 11 89 240 232 Dallas...............76 38 27 11 87 209 218 Minnesota........77 37 32 8 82 195 217 Columbus........78 34 31 13 81 209 240 St. Louis..........78 35 33 10 80 226 228 Colorado..........76 28 40 8 64 213 270 Edmonton........77 23 43 11 57 182 255 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. d-division leader x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference Friday’s Games Chicago 4, Columbus 3, SO New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Calgary 3, St. Louis 2 Colorado at Phoenix, (n) Today’s Games Atlanta at Boston, noon Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Detroit at Nashville, 2 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Montreal at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Washington, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Florida, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Anaheim at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 11:30 a.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 4 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 4 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 6 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 7 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-3 La. Pick 4: 1-3-0-8 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-9-2 La. Pick 4: 4-0-9-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-8 La. Pick 4: 7-0-9-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-2 La. Pick 4: 1-8-7-0 Easy 5: 3-5-19-22-24 La. Lotto: 3-4-13-18-22-28 Powerball: 19-20-42-56-58 Powerball: 37; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-3 La. Pick 4: 8-7-1-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-8-7-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-7 La. Pick 4: 5-4-7-7 Easy 5: 5-16-19-24-27 La. Lotto: 3-6-7-12-14-33 Powerball: 4-10-11-19-33 Powerball: 27; Power play: 4

Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Late Rebel rally falls short vs. Tigers From staff reports

The associated press

BYU guard Jimmer Fredette goes up for a shot in front of Florida’s Alex Tyus (23) and Kenny Boynton (1) during the NCAA Tournament.

The Rebels took an early lead and fought back with a furious rally late, but couldn’t overcome a big sixth inning from the home team as Ole Miss fell to LSU 7-6 on Friday night at Alex Box Stadium. Matt Snyder paced the Rebel offense with a 2-for-3 performance and a home run in a back and forth battle, but Ole Miss couldn’t complete a late rally in the team’s first Friday night loss of the season. Matt Crouse (6-1) suffered his first setback of the year. He allowed seven runs — six of them earned — on 10 hits. He struck out four. Kurt McCune (5-0) picked up

the win for the Tigers (19-7, 2-5 SEC). He allowed three runs on six hits with four walks and six strikeouts. Kevin Berry picked up his second save as he worked the final two innings and held the Rebels to one hit. “We hit the ball really hard tonight,� said Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco, whose Rebels fell to 18-9 and 3-4 in the SEC. “Offensively, we did a pretty good job against a guy who has been tough on everybody. �

USM 6, UCF 5 Marc Bourgeois went 3-for-5 with a game-winning threerun home run to pace South-

ern Miss to a series-opening win over Central Florida in Orlando. Adam Doleac added two hits and Kameron Brunty added a two-run homer, his third, to open the game’s scoring in the fifth. Collin Cargill earned the victory in relief, throwing 11⠄3 innings for the Golden Eagles (20-5, 3-1 C-USA). McInnis got the start for the Eagles and limited UCF to two runs on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Georgia 4, MSU 1 A three-run sixth inning was the difference as Mississippi State dropped a decision to Georgia at UGA’s Foley Field.

With the defeat, the Maroon and White saw a four-game win streak in league play snapped. MSU fell to 19-7 overall and 4-3 in conference play, while Georgia improved to 12-14 and 4-3. In the UGA sixth inning, Levi Hyams began the inning with a single. That hit ended the night for MSU starter Devin Jones. After a strikeout and balk call on MSU reliever Chad Girodo, Kyle Famer hit a two-run home run, breaking a 1-1 tie. Zach Cone reached on a one-out single. Andrew Busby followed Girodo to the mound. After a walk, balk and wild pitch, Kevin Ruiz closed the game’s scoring with a sacrifice fly.

Jimmer Fredette wins mlb AP player of the year Phillies stun Astros in opener HOUSTON (AP) — Jimmer Fredette became a one-name star in his senior season at BYU. Leading the country in scoring helped as did being on a team that spent the second half of the season ranked in the top 10. On Friday, Fredette — excuse me; Jimmer — was selected The Associated Press’ player of the year. “It’s been quite a ride and it’s been a lot of fun and I wouldn’t take anything back,� Fredette said. “I had quite the career at BYU. There were a lot of ups and downs, but there were a lot more ups this year.� The Cougars won the Mountain West Conference regularseason title and lost to San Diego State in the tournament final. A No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament, they lost to Florida in overtime in the round of 16 and finished with a 32-5 record. “I just knew right from the beginning we could have a very good year with the guys returning, and it was one of the most talented teams I’ve ever played on,� said Fredette, who averaged 28.5 points. “Then we started to play well and beat Arizona, and I knew from there we could be a force. That’s what happened because we stayed hungry all year, and that’s what separated us from other teams.� Fredette received 48 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the

Brey wins AP coaching award

HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Brey is The Associated Press’ coach of the year after guiding Notre Dame to second place in the Big East and a No. 5 ranking in the final poll. The Fighting Irish had a 27-7 record, their secondmost wins in a season. Their 14-4 mark in the Big East tied their record for conference victories. Notre Dame was a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. Brey received the award Friday. He drew 28 votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly Top 25. Steve Fisher of San Diego State was second with 14 votes. Voting was done before the NCAA tournament. Brey is the first Notre Dame coach to win the award. He is the second straight Big East coach to get it following Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim last year. weekly Top 25. The voting was done before the NCAA tournament. Kemba Walker of Connecticut was second with 11 votes. Nolan Smith of Duke had five and Jared Sullinger of Ohio State one.

By The Associated Press Pinch-hitter John Mayberry Jr. lined an RBI single off closer Brandon Lyon that capped a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros, 5-4. Trailing 4-2 to start the ninth, the Phillies got going when Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard started with singles off Lyon (0-1). After Raul Ibanez popped up, Rollins stole third and Ben Francisco lined an RBI single. Carlos Ruiz followed with a single and Wilson Valdez hit a tying single that kept the bases loaded with one out. Mayberry then sent a shot over drawn-in center fielder Michael Bourn, kicking off a celebration after he touched first base.

Pirates 6, Cubs 3 Neil Walker hit a grand slam, Andrew McCutchen also homered and Kevin Correia pitched into the seventh inning as Pittsburgh started the season under new manager Clint Hurdle with a victory over the Cubs.

Marlins 6, Mets 2 Josh Johnson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, John Buck hit a grand slam in his Florida debut and the Marlins beat the Mets.

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turned out, I needed to fix some things, too, but it was later because the problems showed up in the Big East.� By solving the problems, UConn has landed in probably the most inconceivable foursome in Final Four history — not a single No. 1 or 2 seed for the first time ever, and a group of teams chosen by a grand total of three people out of more than 8 million entrants in bracket contests run by ESPN and Yahoo. “At first, it was the selection and how we shouldn’t be in the tournament,� VCU point guard Joey Rodriguez said. “Then it became, we can’t do this in this game, we won’t be able to do that in that game. We keep proving people wrong, and now, we’re here.� Led by 33-year-old coach Shaka Smart, the Rams went only 12-6 and finished fourth in the Colonial Athletic Association. They wound up as one of the last teams placed in the tournament bracket. They took immense flak from ESPN’s Jay Bilas, Dick Vitale and a whole group in the bracketology set who called VCU undeserving when its name showed up and teams such as Colorado and Virginia Tech were left out. The Rams answered by winning five games on their road to the Final Four by an average of 12 points. Now, they’re celebrities,

across the nation and around their own campus — located in Richmond, Va., with enrollment of 32,000, about the same size as George Mason, the Virginia school that also made the Final Four as an 11 seed back in 2006. “I went to the bookstore the day the Final Four T-shirts came out, and that was a mistake,� VCU guard Bradford Burgess said. “People were taking pictures, giving me hugs, signing autographs. It took me an hour and a half to get out.� On the blue blood side of the bracket, UConn will face Kentucky in a matchup of pedigree teams who went through some dog days this season. The Wildcats lost five players to the NBA draft after last season, including the No. 1 pick, John Wall. Calipari figured out his team and got it revved up at precisely the right time. Led by freshman Brandon Knight (East region most outstanding player) and senior Josh Harrellson (14.8 points and nine rebounds a game in the tournament), the Wildcats returned to the Final Four for the first time since they last won it all, in 1998. “This team went from me dragging them to them dragging me,� Calipari said. “They became empowered, and that’s when they became special. They know it now.�

the fourth straight hit in the inning. Up 5-4 and a runner on third with no outs, Clinton coach Eddie Lofton went to the squeeze play to score Barnes for a 6-4 lead. “We finally were able to get some bunts down and that led to the big inning,� Lofton said. “Once we start putting hits together, this team has that tendency to get real hot. We were like that down in Gulf Shores, where we won four games in a row.� Following the squeeze-play run, Zumbro pulled Waddell for Pettway. The Gators

The associated press

Philadelphia Phillies baserunner Ben Francisco, from left, celebrates with teammates Brian Schneider, Jimmy Rollins, Roy Halladay and Placido Polanco after scoring the game-winning run on an RBI single by John Mayberry Jr. in the ninth inning Friday. The Phillies won 5-4.

D-backs 7, Rockies 6

Royals 2, Angels 1

Orioles 4, Rays 1

Matt Lindstrom’s wild pitch with one out in the top of the 11th allowed Gerardo Parra to score from third base, sending Arizona to a wild win over Colorado.

Kila Ka’aihue hit Michael Kohn’s second pitch of the ninth inning for a game-ending home run, lifting the Kansas City Royals to a victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon each went 0-for-4 in their debuts for the Rays.

made three infield errors in between a walk to help Clinton bust the game open. Clinton later teed off on Vicksburg’s third pitcher of the game, Gabe Bufkin, for four more runs off four hits, three more errors and a wild pitch. Lofton said he could only shake his head following the 13-run outburst. “Truthfully, the final score does no justice to how good a game this was,� Lofton said. Vicksburg led 3-0 after three innings. Kendrick was strong early, but walked

three in a row to start the fourth and all three runners scored before Waddell came in. Lamar Anthony had a single, double and scored two of the three runs. Jonathan Clay had a pair of RBI singles. Clinton’s Kyle Hartman pitched four scoreless innings of relief of Blake Gober to get the win.

Simpson Aca. 6, PCA 5 Porters Chapel’s fifth-rally came up just a little bit shy at Simpson Academy, as a dou-

Blue Jays 13, Twins 3 J.P. Arencibia homered twice and drove in five runs.

ble-play put the kibosh on the Eagles. Montana McDaniel led the Eagles (10-5) with a two-run home run in the first inning, while Kawayne Gaston had a two-RBI double in the fifth. Jeff Hearn added two more hits, while Matthew Warren took the loss. WC 11, Greenville-Weston 3 The Vikings picked up a key division win in Greenville Friday night. WC improves to 10-8 overall and 4-2 in Division 4-6A play.


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