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TODAY IN HISTORY 1859: “Dixie” is performed publicly for the first time by Bryant’s Minstrels at Mechanics’ Hall in New York. 1841: President William Henry Harrison succumbs to pneumonia one month after his inaugural, becoming the first U.S. chief executive to die in office. 1968: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., 39, is shot to death at the Lorraine Motel in Martin Luther Memphis. King Jr.

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For 31 years, Lottie Walker has read to toddlers at library story time and helped students find materials for their science projects, biography research and book reports. Walker, longtime children’s librarian at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, is celebrating a milestone birthday Thursday and has announced that she will retire June 30. “I’ll be 62 years young,” she said with a smile. “It’s just time. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I think the time is right.” “It will be hard to fill her shoes,” said library director Deb Mitchell, who has worked with Walker all those years. “She’s very good with young children. She’s also a very good planner, and good at putting things together.” One of Walker’s duties has been to plan the annual Summer Reading Program, and even though she has been dealing with health issues over the last several months, she has been working on this year’s event since January. This year’s theme is “One World, Many Stories.” “My main goal is to encourage children to read throughout the summer,” she said. “We want it to be fun for

Wind and rain were expected to hit Vicksburg this afternoon bringing gusts up to 40 mph and dropping temperatures before clearing out tonight. Southwest winds of 25 to 30 mph were to accompany a 90 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with an inch to 2 inches of rain possible, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures were expected to drop tonight to about 40 degrees but shoot up to the upper 80s by Friday. The Mississippi River was 42.4 feet at Vicksburg this morning, down three-tenths of a foot. Last Thursday’s crest at 43.3 feet was the third official flood here in the past four years. Flood stage at Vicksburg is 43 feet. Drain valves at three locations along Vicksburg’s floodwall remain closed. Chickasaw, Long Lake, Laney Camp and Ziegler roads remain closed due to high water, as is the Kings Point Ferry, docked at the Port of Vicksburg at least until Wednesday or Thursday. Work to remove a

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Lottie Walker, children’s librarian at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, reads “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to Hayes Loper, 3, during story time at the library. them. We ask some of them to come and give reports on what they read.” Walker said reading to the little ones, even infants, is important. “Sometimes pregnant women come,” she said. On Wednesday, Walker

read Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to a group of little ones that included Hayes Loper, 3 1/2, and his brother Whitt, 1, the sons of Vicksburg veterinarian Tony Loper and his wife, Holly. Tony Loper attended

Walker’s story time when he was a little boy. “It always seemed like a big deal to get to go to the library,” Tony Loper said. “They would have events and See Walker, Page A7.

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Obama officially launches bid to be re-elected in ’12 By the Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign today, urging grassroots supporters central to his first White House run to mobilize again to protect the change he’s brought over the past two years. The official start of his second White House bid, in the midst of three wars, a budget fight with Congress, and sluggish economic recovery, comes 20 months before

On A8 GOP budget plan would cut trillions the November 2012 election. “We’ve always known that lasting change wouldn’t come quickly or easily. It never does,” the Democrat said in an e-mail announcing his candidacy to more than 13 million supporters. “But as my administration and folks across the country fight to protect the

progress we’ve made — and make more — we also need to begin mobilizing for 2012, long before the time comes for me to begin campaigning in earnest.” He told them he was filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, and directed them to his new campaign website where a launch video featured clips from supporters talking about their continued backing of See Obama, Page A7.

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President Barack Obama the Democrat. “I don’t agree with Obama on everything but I respect him and I trust him,” Ed from North Carolina says, deliver-

ing what’s certain to become a key part of the president’s pitch as he tries to re-energize liberal backers who have criticized some of his policies

New law targets adults who allow teens to drink By The Associated Press JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a bill that supporters say will make it easier to prosecute parents who host drinking parties for teenagers. The “social host” bill makes adults liable for knowingly allowing underage drinking on their property. It applies to any private property, includ-

ing deer camps or lake houses, said Caroline Newkirk, head of Mississippians Advocating Against Underage Drinking. The new law, which goes into effect July 1, is not likely to wipe out teenage drinking parties entirely, “but it could take care of a large majority of them,” Newkirk said. A violation would be a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine and/or 90 days in jail.

“This definitely strengthens the law,” said Andre Conway of the Central Mississippi office of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. “We feel this law will be very effective in raising awareness and curtailing the behavior.” Parties where teens invite their buddies over with their parents’ permission to throw open the liquor cabinet or

raid a fridge full of beer are common everywhere in the state, Newkirk said. “It is a problem statewide, but we see a lot in this community. We don’t see as many as we used to,” said Ridgeland police Sgt. Gary Davis, who works as a resource officer in Ridgeland High School. While he applauds the new law, Davis said law enforceSee Social, Page A2.

“It is a problem statewide, but we see a lot in this community. We don’t see as many as we used to.” Sgt. Gary Davis

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A Ford Explorer lies on its side on Interstate 20 West near Clay Street this morning at about 7 after hitting the Pepsi truck at right. Maqurisa Draper, 22, 617 Bell Bottom Road, the driver of the Explorer, was treated and released from River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. Vicksburg police Patrolman Chris Tankesly said the wreck occurred when a third vehicle switched lanes to avoid hitting a chair that had fallen onto the highway. Draper slammed on brakes, he said, and hit the guardrail and then the soft drink truck. The driver of the Pepsi truck was not injured.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Driver sideswipes sheriff’s car, held on DUI A Raymond woman was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with DUI after sideswiping Sheriff Martin Pace’s patrol car, which he had stopped on the side of Culkin Road near Oak Ridge Road in a traffic stop. Tara J. Riddle, 46, 1230 Wright Road, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license and not having a license plate, Pace said this morning. “I was in an unmarked Ford Crown Victoria, with blue emergency lights on,” Pace said. “I had just walked to the other side of the car to speak with the people I had pulled over, when a 2007 Lincoln scraped down the side of my patrol car, ripping off the side view mirror.” Pace was able to get in his car and pulled Riddle over a few miles down the road at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Riddle was being held on a $2,250 bond.

Man held by city on Arkansas warrant An Arkansas man was arrested Friday night on a

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warrant from Arkansas for theft of leased, rented or entrusted property, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Jason Matthew Weaver, 32, 2301 Arkansas Blvd., Texarkana, Ark., was stopped by police at Halls Ferry and North Frontage roads at 10:37 p.m. Friday night and arrested after the officer did a background check, Stewart said. The charges were filed in Texarkana March 14. Weaver was in the Issaquena County Jail this morning awaiting extradition.

Four car burglaries reported in city Four car burglaries were reported in the city over the weekend, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. • At 2 a.m. Saturday a purse valued at $25 with $65 inside of it, was reported missing from a 2006 Ford Expedition parked in the 1400 block of Main Street. • At 2 p.m. Saturday a Ken-

wood CD player valued at $120 was reported missing from an unlocked 2004 Pontiac Vibe parked in the 800 block of Clay Street. • In the 100 block of Orme Drive a Magellan GPS valued at $250, a Nintendo DS game system valued at $125 and an Apple iPhone valued at $500 were reported missing from a 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe at 6 a.m. Sunday. • Just before 10 a.m. Sunday a .22 caliber pistol was reported missing from a Ford F150 parked in the 4000 block of Washington Street.

Five injured in weekend wrecks Four wrecks put five people in the hospital over the weekend, a spokesman for the Vicksburg Fire Department said. • On Saturday, Brittany Ashley, 21, 510 Bazinsky Road, was taken to the River Region Medical Center after losing control of her 2005 Toyota Corolla and hitting a tree in the 3300 block of Oak Ridge Road. Ashley was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said.

• After a wreck in the 6500 block of Fisher Ferry Road Saturday morning, Margaret Lee, 56, 210 Fonsylvania Road, was treated and released from River Region, a hospital spokesman said. • A wreck on U.S. 61 South near Warrenton Road Saturday afternoon sent Tabitha Crawford, 45, 6914 U.S. 61 South, to River Region where she was treated and released. • A two-car wreck sent two women to River Region just after 2 p.m. Sunday. Amanda Sanderson, 16, 101 St. Patrick St., and Nancy Hale, 62, 301 Jeffers Hollow Road, Redwood, were in taken to River Region after a two-car wreck at U.S. 61 North and Oak Ridge Road. Both were treated and released.

Nissan is stolen on Warrenton Road A 2003 Nissan Altima was reported stolen from the 1000 block of Warrenton Road at 11:37 a.m. Friday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The green car is valued at $10,000. It has a Mississippi license plate, CPB-596.

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CHURCHES Belmont M.B. —Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, speaker; Phillip Burks, pastor; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. Spiritual Education of Children — 4-5 p.m. Tuesday; programs for ages 6-14; cosponsored by the Baha’is of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-636-8628; Christ Episcopal, Sunday School Building 2 doors down from church at 1115 Main St.; e-mail: youth. 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. The Church of the Holy Trinity — 12:05 p.m., Friday, Lenten Fine Art Series, “Quips, Quotes and Southern Fun,” Mary Ruth Jones; 12:35, gumbo served $10; South and Monroe Streets. St. Mark Free Will Baptist — Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; Elder Jeffery MaGee, pastor; 2606 Hannah St.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Tuesday: 9 a.m., computer class; 10, chair exercises; 1 p.m., oil painting and card games. Public Library — 10:30 a.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; story time for preschool and toddlers; 10:30 Thursday; special story time; 700 Veto St. 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; 601-6365442 to register; 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. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-8833849, 601-883-3290 or 601636-3229. Sisters by Choice — Cancer support group, 6 p.m. Thursday; Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; Dr. Erika Tanner, River Region OB-GYN, speaker; all cancer patients, survivors, caretakers invited.

CLUBS 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 scans members, family and guests welcome; River Region Medical Center. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Jennifer Harper, Senior Center, speaker. Army/Navy — 7 p.m. Thursday; steak dinner meeting; club house. John C. Pemberton Camp 1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans — 7 p.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; Sam Price will speak on Campaign Vicksburg and Grand Gulf; visitors welcome. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni — Scholarship applications available at local high school guidance offices; deadline April 11; Walter Sheriff, 601-638-7812, or Edna MartinSteed, 601-634-0906.

ment can’t know about every party, especially when parents and teens make sure to keep the drinking under wraps. “Unless a kid stumbles into a yard or there are a lot of cars at a house, we don’t know,” he said. “They’ve got it to a fine art so they’re not detected. “There are parents hosting parties who will have the kids park at another location and they’ll shuttle them — pick them up and bring them to their house,” Davis said. The idea of those adults is that if the teens don’t have their cars they can’t get into trouble, Davis said. “There are so many parents who are not aware the dangers of underage drinking go beyond drinking and driving,” Newkirk said. “There are injuries that can take place without a car.” New research shows the long-term affect alcohol can have on teenagers’ brains, Newkirk said. “Drinking at young ages can cause irreparable brain damage.” Currently, local officials have to rely on charging adults with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The stronger penalty and the criminal liability should make parents or other adults consider the consequences, Newkirk said. According to the Alcohol Policy Information System, as of Jan. 1, 2010, eight states had social host laws specifically directed at underage drinking, while 19 other states had general laws.

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sunken bean barge from below Interstate 20 will resume Wednesday. Four barge strikes have been reported along the Lower Mississippi River since March 20, including two in Vicksburg and one at Natchez. All are under investigation by the Coast Guard. Levels on the river side of the Steele Bayou Water Control Structure on Mississippi 465 fell three-tenths of a foot, to 90.3 feet, while the land side fell a tenth of a foot, to 85.5 feet. Eagle Lake had reached 76.9 feet by this morning. Gates on the Muddy Bayou Control Structure, open since March 22, were expected to close today, said Tim Rogers, hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Water Control Division.

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Health insurance law legit, Justice Department says in appeal ATLANTA (AP) — The federal health care overhaul’s core requirement to make virtually all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties is constitutional because Congress has the authority to regulate interstate business, the Justice Department said in its appeal of a ruling that struck down the Obama administration’s signature legislation. The government’s 62-page motion filed with the 11th Cir-

cuit Court of Appeals argues that Congress had the power to enact the overhaul’s minimum coverage requirements because it is a “rational means of regulating the way participants in the health care market pay for their services.” The motion also warns other pieces of the overhaul, including a law that blocks insurers from denying coverage to people because of pre-existing conditions, would be “unwork-

able” without a minimum coverage provision. Twenty-six states, including Mississippi and Louisiana, filed a lawsuit that said Congress had exceeded its authority by requiring that all citizens buy health insurance or face tax penalties. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson of Florida agreed in a Jan. 31 ruling that said President Barack Obama’s entire health care overhaul is unconstitutional. It

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BP announces subsidiary sale, mum on plans for Gulf drilling LONDON (AP) — BP is selling its Arco Aluminum subsidiary to a Japanese consortium for $680 million, the company announced today, but declined to comment on reports that it is about to restart drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP is selling Arco, a supplier of rolled aluminum sheet used mainly in the production of drink cans, as part of its drive to dispose of $30 billion in noncore assets by the end of this year. Including the Arco deal, the company has notched up sales worth more than $24 billion. “Although a strong business, Arco Aluminum is clearly a nonstrategic asset for BP,” said Chief Executive Bob Dudley. “Today’s agreement will deliver an attractive price for the business, unlocking its

BP declined to comment on reports that it had struck a deal with U.S. regulators to restart drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. The company needs approval to restart any work in the Gulf. value for our shareholders.” The Arco business, based in Louisville, Ky., is being sold to a consortium led by Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Furukawa Sky Aluminum Corp. and Sumitomo Corp. Meanwhile, BP declined to comment on reports that it had struck a deal with U.S. regulators to restart drilling

Interstate work at Forest set to begin in a month FOREST (AP) — A twoyear project to rebuild about 18 miles of Interstate 20 at Forest should get under way in four weeks. Ricky May, a consultant hired by the Mississippi Department of Transportation, said crews are working on crossovers and temporary ramps. Concrete median barriers will separate two-way traffic when the westbound lanes are closed and vehicles will be diverted onto the eastbound lanes on

or about May 1. The project will cost $57.2 million. It is set for completion in May 2013. Crews will remove and replace the existing pavement between Mississippi 481 and Mississippi 501, about 10 miles. The remaining 7.8 miles between 501 and the Newton County line will be mill and overlay work. Forest is east of Vicksburg, between the River City and Meridian.

in the Gulf of Mexico. Th e F i n a n c i a l T i m e s reported today that the London-based company has been given approval to drill 10 existing wells that were under way before the accident and that it needs to maintain or increase production on existing platforms. BP needs approval from the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement to restart any work in the Gulf. The issue is a politically sensitive one for BP and President Barack Obama’s administration as the fallout of last year’s massive oil spill continues to reverberate. Any approval for drilling is expected to focus on existing production wells, rather than new exploration wells.

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

JACK VIX SAYS: The political season should warm up now.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Henry Williams, well-known drayman, drops dead. • M.O. Gorman goes to Gloster on business.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 Mayor W.L. Trowbridge invites President McKinley to visit the city. • Members of the Christ Church choir who will render Easter music are Rosalie Denio, Jennie Searles, Mrs. Flippen, Harry Ewing and L. Laudenheimer.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Professor J.P. Carr is re-elected superintendent of city schools. • Georgia Proctor, under indictment for a criminal operation, disappears.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Eighteen businessmen, under Kelly Smith, turn out for practice. • Odie Hoover, dog catcher, is busy.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The Vicksburg ball players have their first practice. • Mrs. Frank Andrews and Mrs. R.F. Cornell attend a meeting of the Colonial Dames in Jackson.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 J.L. Jackson is recovering from a serious operation. • Dr. V.H. Sessions, rector of the Bolton field, is named rector of the new Episcopal Church organized in West Jackson. • Du Val Stokes, well-known Vicksburg resident, is admitted to the bar.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Frank A. Melsheimer dies. • A letter to the editor says, “For the past 50 years at least, every inhabitant of the city has known that Vicksburg needs more through streets north and south and it is gratifying to know that our city fathers have now purchased the Cronin property, which will at least give us another north and south street or highway.”

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Services are held for Morris Allen, St. Joseph resident. • Chancellor S.B. Thomas convenes the second week of the April term of the Warren County chancery court.

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mr. and Mrs. Frank Happle announce the birth of a daughter, Victoria, on March 23. • John Brandon Jr., Port Gibson resident, dies. • George C. Scott stars in “Patton” at the Joy Theatre.



30 YEARS AGO: 1981 St. Aloysius Band, with director Leon Daughrity, wins an excellent rating in concert sight-reading and marching divisions.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Henry B. Clark dies. • Warren Central soccer coach and girls’ softball coach Lucy Young is named the NHSACA Coach of the Year in soccer for Region 5.

Plenty available to cut If you’re looking for something positive in the federal government’s serious deficit, here is something. There are plenty of places to cut in the federal budget. The Government Accountability Office recently released a report that identified nine specific ways to save up to $20 billion over time. Some of the reforms have already started. And the GAO is being careful on this because some apparent duplication may not save money. Some careful thought is needed, a scalpel rather than an ax. Therefore, the GAO identified 81

different areas for examination. The Center for American Progress highlighted defense spending and tax enforcement as worthy of further study. One key suggestion is to get rid of unneeded federal property. A report by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., and others made it clear that $2 billion could be saved by selling at least 20 percent of underperforming federal real estate. In addition, leases should be renegotiated to take advantage of declining market rates. It’s sad that many of these suggestions have been made previously, but received little action by

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either Congress or a bureaucracy intent on protecting itself. If President Barack Obama wants to move to the political center, he ought to start an aggressive move immediately to cut back the size of the federal government. The public will know his project is serious when the bureaucrats begin to complain. Right now, the federal government is largely a protected class when compared to the stresses in the private work force. •

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Catherine Ehrhardt takes first place in bars, vault, beam, floor and overall to win the 9-11 Mississippi State Championship in Starkville.

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Mississippi lawmakers have not ignored obesity issue Mississippi usually tops most rankings for the unhealthiest or fattest states, but lawmakers can’t be accused of ignoring the problem. Over the years, they’ve passed numerous bills to address obesity, ranging from healthy school lunches to government-funded gastric bypass surgery for state employees. The latest effort is a proposal to create a council dedicated to studying ways to combat obesity. House Public Health Committee Chairman Steve Holland, a Democrat from Plantersville, who filed the bill, said the group will be expected to “lay a blueprint” for the next decade. The measure has passed the House and Senate and is headed to the governor’s desk. Under the bill, a proposed 34-member council would include appointees of the governor, as well as representatives of the Mississippi State Medical Association, the YMCA, the Beverage Association of Mississippi and Mississippi Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and



Last June, an annual report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation listed Mississippi as the country’s fattest state for the sixth year in a row.

Bariatric Surgery. The group would be charged with developing a plan addressing issues that include implementing a statewide policy on physical activity, providing nutrition counseling and curriculum and after-school fitness programs. They’re also supposed to collect and analyze data to demonstrate the economic impact of treating obesity and the estimated cost savings of implementing a statewide obesity prevention and management model. Senate Public Health Committee Chairman Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said lawmakers’ attempts at public policies to attack obesity have been noble

efforts. However, he said the key is educating residents about lifestyle changes. But Bryan said there are some who feel “it’s an improper role of the government” to tell people how they should live and what they should eat. Last June, an annual report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation listed Mississippi as the country’s fattest state for the sixth year in a row. The state also had the highest rates of physical inactivity and hypertension. Mississippi had the second highest rate of diabetes. For years, lawmakers and

Republican Gov. Haley Barbour have supported projects and programs to help the state shed its unhealthy distinction. Some unsuccessful proposals included taxing sugary sodas and establishing an obesity clinic in the chronically poor Delta region. In 2009, Barbour signed a bill into law to pay for state employees to undergo gastric bypass surgery to treat obesity. The governor and his wife, Marsha, also promoted a walking program and were featured in advertisements with former New Orleans Saints football player Deuce McAllister. First lady Michelle Obama visited Mississippi in 2010 to brag about some innovative approaches that had been taken in communities across the state. She also noted the state Department of Education had started several programs to increase physical activity at schools, boost the consumption of fruit and vegetables in lunchrooms and reduce fried foods on school menus. Lawmakers should get some

credit for practicing what they preach. For the second consecutive year, many of them have participated in a grueling 12-week workout program. The Fit for Change challenge, led by trainer Paul Lacoste, ended this past week. About 200 participants — including state employees and private citizens — lost more than 3,043 pounds. Holland’s been the main cheerleader for the fitness challenge. Holland has lost 140 pounds since he underwent bariatric surgery a few years ago, and he’s spent many sweaty mornings working out in Fit for Change. He joined other participants in a 5K run to mark the program’s end last Wednesday. “We’re making progress. I would say to those naysayers, yes, progress has been slow, but with remarkable results,” Holland said. “We’re not nearly where we need to be.” • Shelia Byrd is based in Jackson and covers state stories for The Associated Press.

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Obama Continued from Page A1. and independent voters who have fled from him in his first term. Between now and the election, the incumbent Democrat will work to convince a fickle America that he has delivered change, made the right moves and earned the chance to continue the job. He will have to defend policies that have proved divisive, chief among them his sweeping health care overhaul and his efforts to boost the slow-to-rebound economy.


Obama announced his bid just as the White House is in a budget standoff with Congress that could lead to a government shutdown, weeks after the commander in chief directed U.S. military operations to a third major warfront, Libya, and days after the post-recession economy showed more signs of a rebound with a report that the still high unemployment rate had fallen to 8.8 percent. Republicans were quick to criticize the news. Widely expected, Obama’s campaign launch was planned to coincide with the second fundraising quarter of the year. Filing paperwork

will allow the president to begin raising money in earnest for what allies say could be a record-breaking haul of more than $1 billion for his campaign. That begins this month; he’s slated to visit major money venues of Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the coming weeks. The campaign is based in Chicago, and many of the same people from his first bid remain involved, including former campaign manager David Plouffe, who now is in the White House, and chief political strategist David Axelrod. Managing the campaign

this time is Jim Messina, who played a senior role in the first bid and in the White House. Messina has spent the past few months touring the country to lay the groundwork with donors in hopes of building a massive fundraising network featuring both large and small contributions. He’s asked some 400 donors — called bundlers — to bring in at least $350,000 this year; the re-election website is geared toward raising money from grassroots backers. Obama raised $750 million for his 2008 campaign. Obama faces no primary challenger.

On the other side, the race for the GOP presidential nomination is just getting under way; more than a dozen Republicans, including Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, are considering seeking the chance to challenge Obama in the next election. Only a few have taken the initial steps toward a candidacy; Pawlenty is among them. Several more are expected to go forward this month, including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who ran in 2008 and lost the GOP nomination. It’s a wide-open race with no clear front-runner.

dren’s department and telling her about things we did when he was young. He was so excited, saying, ‘Remember, Miss Lottie, when we did this or that? We had so much fun,’ he told me.” Walker, a Vicksburg native, grew up with five brothers in a house on Vine Street in a neighborhood behind the former site of the Blackburn car dealership. She attended the old Bowman Elementary School and after graduating from Rosa A. Temple High School, earned a degree in elementary education from Alcorn State University in 1973. Walker substitute taught in elementary and junior high

schools and team-taught third grade in Durant in the 1970s before coming back to Vicksburg to raise her son, Percy. When Percy was little, she volunteered at the old library on Monroe Street. One day she got a call from the library director that there was a position open. She won the job and has been there ever since. Alice Rabalais, who has volunteered with Walker in the children’s department for 10 years said Walker loves and spoils the kids. “She is very patient with them,” Rabalais said. “They come in after school and she helps them with their science

projects and other school assignments.” The kids are often dragging their feet and have procrastinated, said Walker, but by the time the science fair is over, they come back in to tell her how they did or show off a ribbon they won. “After that, it’s worth it, to see those smiles on their faces,” she said. “I can’t say enough good things about Lottie,” said Mitchell. “She is just a real special person.” Mitchell said the library will first advertise in-house for her replacement, then if necessary open it up to the public. “We hope to have someone in place to be able

to work with Lottie before she leaves,” Mitchell said. A reception will also be planned for her as her retirement day gets closer. “A lot of people will want the opportunity to tell her goodbye,” Mitchell said. “She will be missed by the staff and by the public, but I’m happy for her. She’s earned it.” “It’s just so fast,” Walker said of the 31 years. “You really don’t think about it until someone comes in and says, ‘I remember you from when I was little.’ And then it hits you that all this time has gone by.”

Juanita Hambrick Lanier of Vicksburg; two daughters, Connie Lanier French (Gary) and Kelly Lanier Flanagan (Preston), all of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Tristan French, Megan French and Jared Lanier; and a greatgrandchild, Ryan Lynann French. Pallbearers will be Preston Flanagan, Gary French, Jared Lanier, Tristan French, Bill Libbey and Tommy Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Rusty Barnes, Providence Hospice and staff of Shady Lawn Nursing Home. Memorials may be made to Providence Hospice or to Parkinson’s research.

Serrano LaSalle; and twin daughters. He is survived by his wife, Bertha “Doll” LaSalle of Vicksburg; his children, Ernesto LaSalle of Bridgeport, Conn., and Aberaldo “Lil Abe” LaSalle, Daniel LaSalle, Amber Dickinson and Elioutte Dickinson, all of Vicksburg; his father, Aberaldo LaSalle of Puerto Rico; two brothers, Johnny LaSalle and David LaSalle Sr., both of Vicksburg; two sisters, Catherine LaSalle Ortiz of Puerto Rico and Marciana LaSalle Boone of Vicksburg; and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Doyle Moulder officiating. Visitation will be at Glenwood Funeral Home from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the service. Pallbearers will be Abe LaSalle, Daniel LaSalle, Ernesto LaSalle, Elioutte Dickinson, Michael LaSalle and David LaSalle Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Hendon, Thomas Hendon and Tyler Smith.

Walker Continued from Page A1. activities, and Miss Lottie would read the books to us. Everybody just loved going to see Miss Lottie.” The continuity of sending his own children to the library for Walker’s story time has been “a neat thing,” he added. Walker, too, said she loves it when those she worked with as children send their own kids or come back to visit with their spouses and children. “One thing I remember that meant so much to me was a young man who came in with his girlfriend,” Walker said. “He was a college student, and he was walking around, showing her the chil-

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Donnie E. Andrews Services for Donnie E. Andrews will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Anshe Chesed Cemetery with visitation at Riles Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the service. Mr. Andrews died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 82. Born in Vicksburg, he was the son of the late George Dean Andrews Jr. and Hattie Mayer Andrews. He was a graduate of Hollandale High School and the University of Southern Mississippi, graduating in 1958. Mr. Andrews served in the Army during the Korean War with the rank of sergeant. He retired from the Soil Mobility Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Waterways Experiment Station, where he worked as a geologist for 30 years. Mr. Andrews was an ardent golfer at the Vicksburg Country Club and an avid fan of Mississippi State athletics. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Georgine Andrews LaHatte; and a brother, H. Dean Andrews Sr. He is survived by a daughter, Betsy Bayne of Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Ryland Bayne and Ashley Bayne; son-in-law, Jim Bayne; six nieces and nephews, Patsy Andrews Martin, H. Dean Andrews Jr., Ronnie Andrews, Nancy Andrews Mitchell, Cicero LaHatte III and Martha Lynne Maynor; cousin, Ann Morris; great nieces, nephews and his devoted companion, Shirlye K. Stahl. Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box 820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Paws Rescue, P.O. Box 13, Redwood, MS 39156. Pallbearers will be Dean Walt Andrews, Lee Andrews, Blake Andrews, Sam Andrews, Mike Jackson and Mike Knapp. Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Hannon, Dennis East, Richard Marcus, Phillip Jones, Deb Mitchell, Jan Jackson, Mary Edwards, Hinrich Lehnerer, Jim Thompson and Bobby Odom.

Ikeeli Jamere Cooper Ikeeli Jamere Cooper,

infant son of Catrina Cooper and Kelsey McCree, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at his home. In addition to his parents, Ikeeli is survived by two brothers, his twin Ikeem Jamar Cooper and Isaiah Cooper; three sisters, Kiana Cooper, Kiyla Cooper and Taneya Cooper; his maternal grandparents, Gloria Rankin, Willie Rankin and Beverly Holly; his paternal grandmother, Shirley Walker; and aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Services were at 11 a.m. today at Cedar Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Casey D. Fisher officiating. Burial followed under the direction of W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home.

John Herren Hughes Sr. John Herren Hughes Sr. died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the River Region Medical Center. He was 85. Mr. Hughes was born July 25, 1925, in Catchings, Miss., and lived most of his life in the Mississippi towns of Valley Park, Bruce and Vicksburg, where he had farming interests. Prior to his retirement to Vicksburg, he had lived in Jackson, Tenn. He was a member of the Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Oates Hughes, in July 2010; and his parents, Joseph Johnston Hughes and Maurine Nott Hughes. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Katherine Hughes Ferguson (Mickey) of Puckett, Miss.; sons, Thomas H. Hughes Jr. (Elaine) of Clarksville, Tenn., and John Herren Hughes (Jean) of Vicksburg; six grandchildren, Amy Anderson (Keathon) of Vicksburg, Jay Jay Hughes of Vicksburg, Kathy Gibson (Hubert) of Mize, Miss., Jason Ferguson (Ashliegh) of Ocean Springs, Miss., and Marie and Roy Hughes of Clarksville. He also had nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Glenwood Funeral Home with the Revs. Greg Hazelrig, Mickey Ferguson and Dural Ragsdale officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be John H. Hughes Jr., John H. Hughes III, Hubert Gibson, Jason Ferguson, Steve Barlowe and Billy Whitten. Honorary pallbearers

will be members of Grayson Sunday school class of Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church. Glenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Cecil Lanier Edward Cecil Lanier, 82, of Vicksburg died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home with the Rev. Justin Rhoades officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Lanier graduated from Carr Central High School. He was a member of the track team, played basketball and played football. He was affectionately known as “Golden Toes Lanier.” He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Lanier retired from U.S. Rubber Company after 30 years as personnel and office manager. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and a member of the VFW Post No. 22 and the American Legion. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Penn Lanier; his mother, Mary Katherine Harlen; two brothers, John M. Lanier and Clifford Penn Lanier Jr.; and two sisters, Katherine Lanier Heard and Gloria Lanier Ditto. Survivors include his wife,

Aberaldo LaSalle Aberaldo LaSalle died Friday, April 1, 2011, at the River Region Medical Center. He was 49. Born in New York, Mr. LaSalle was reared in Puerto Rico and lived in Connecticut before making his home in Vicksburg for the past 15 years. He was formerly employed by Armstrong Wood Floors for 10 years and Circle “S.” He was a member of the Abate and Southern Cruisers Motorcycle clubs. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his mother, Josephine





Slight chance of rain and thunderstorms tonight, lows in the 40s; partly cloudy Tuesday, highs in the 60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy; lows in the 40s, highs in the 60s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Slight chance of rain and thunderstorms, lows in the 40s tuesday-wednesday Partly cloudy; lows in the 40s, highs in the 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 83º Low/past 24 hours............... 61º Average temperature......... 72º Normal this date................... 62º Record low..............39º in 1891 Record high..87º before 1886 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 0.0 inches Total/year.............. 14.69 inches Normal/month......0.77 inches Normal/year........ 17.08 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active............................ 6:45 A.M. Most active...............12:34 P.M. Active............................. 7:08 P.M. Most active................12:57 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:24 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:24 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:47

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 42.4 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.0 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.0 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.0 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.6 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.3 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................85.5 River....................................90.3

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Tuesday.................................. 38.1 Wednesday........................... 36.8 Thursday................................ 36.0 Memphis Tuesday.................................. 27.9 Wednesday........................... 26.8 Thursday................................ 25.2 Greenville Tuesday.................................. 46.6 Wednesday........................... 46.1 Thursday................................ 45.3 Vicksburg Tuesday.................................. 42.1 Wednesday........................... 41.7 Thursday................................ 41.2


GOP 2012 budget would cut $4 trillion-plus WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president’s debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health programs, its principal author said Sunday. The spending blueprint from Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, is to be released Tuesday. It deals with the budget year that begins Oct. 1, not the current one that is the subject of negotiations aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Friday. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday,” Ryan said budget writers are working out the 2012 numbers with the Congressional Budget Office, but he said the overall spending reductions would Rep. Paul come to “a lot Ryan more” than $4 trillion. The debt commission appointed by President Barack Obama recommended a plan that it said would achieve nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction. Ryan said Obama’s call for freezing nondefense discretionary spending actually locks in spending at high levels. Under the forthcoming GOP plan, Ryan said spending would return to 2008 levels and thus cut an additional $400 billion over 10 years. Speaking broadly about the proposal, Ryan said it would include: • A “premium support system” for Medicare. In the future, older people would choose plans in the marketplace and the government would subsidize those plans. Ryan said that would differ from the voucher system he has proposed in the past. Those 55 and older would remain under the present Medicare system. Ryan acknowledged that the “premium support system” would shift more costs to Medicare recipients, especially what he called “wealthy seniors.” He did not define at what level someone would be considered wealthy.

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U.S. to withdraw strike jets, shift to support BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. military will pull its warplanes from front-line missions today and shift to a support role in the Libyan conflict, a NATO official said. Britain, France and other NATO allies will now provide the fighter and attack jets to conduct intercept and ground attack missions as they enforce a no-fly zone over this North African country. The hand-over is expected to take place later today, a NATO official said. “There won’t be a capabilities gap,” said the official. Last week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told Congress the U.S. would continue to provide assets that others don’t have in sufficient numbers. These will likely include AWACS air surveillance planes, electronic reconnaissance aircraft and aerial refueling tankers. American air power — including Air Force AC-130 gunships and A-10 Thunderbolts and Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers — will still be available to back up the allies in case of need. U.S. aircraft currently account for 90 of the 206 planes deployed by NATO in the Libyan conflict. Western jets have been hitting the forces of Libyan


A rebel fighter holds a rocket propelled grenade launcher near the front line today in Brega, Libya. leader Moammar Gadhafi for more than two weeks. They initially targeted anti-aircraft missile defenses and quickly crushed a government offensive by destroying a large number of tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and other vehicles advancing into rebelheld areas. But military experts said Gadhafi’s forces have rapidly reorganized since then, shedding their heavy armor

and relying on light forces to harry and repeatedly ambush the lightly armed rebels. NATO said its aircraft flew 154 sorties over Libya on Sunday, the fourth day since the alliance assumed full control over the mission over Libya from the U.S.-led international force. Meanwhile, Italy recognized opponents of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as the country’s only legiti-

mate voice today as the rebels advanced on a war-battered oil town and a Gadhafi envoy pressed other European countries for help in ending the crisis. Italy is only the third country, after France and Qatar, to recognize the rebel-led Libyan National Transitional Council as North Africa nation’s only legitimate governing body.

Six killed when troops fire on protest in Yemen SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security forces and plainclothes gunmen opened fire on crowds of Yemenis marching through a southern city today, killing at least six and wounding more than 30, in an intensifying crackdown against the uprising against the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Witnesses described troops and gunmen, some on nearby rooftops, firing wildly on thousands of protesters who marched past the governor’s headquarters in Taiz in the second straight day of violence in the southern city. Some — including elderly people — were trampled and injured as the crowds tried to flee, witnesses said. Violence has swelled in recent days amid frustration over behind-the-scenes efforts to convince Saleh to step down in the face of a nearly two-month-old uprising. The United States and European countries have been contacting Saleh and his opponents, trying to find a formula for the president to leave his post with a stable transfer of power, an opposition spokesman said.


Radiation leak search turns desperate in Japan tone and Moan personal training TOKYO (AP) — Workers used a milky bathwater dye today as they frantically tried to trace the path of radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. The crack in a maintenance pit discovered over the weekend was the latest confirmation that radioactivity continues to spill into the environment. The leak is a symptom of the primary difficulty at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex: Radioactive water is pooling around the plant and preventing workers from powering up cooling systems needed to stabilize dangerously vulnerable fuel rods. The plant operators also deliberately dumped 10,000

A man shows a photograph he found today in the rubble in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. tons of tainted water — measuring about 500 times above the legal limit for radiactivity — into the ocean today to make space at a storage site for water that is even more highly radiactive. Engineers have turned to a host of improvised and some-

times bizarre methods to tame the nuclear plant after it was crippled in Japan’s magnitude 9.0 quake and tsunami on March 11. Efforts over the weekend to clog the leak with a special polymer, sawdust and even shredded newspapers failed to halt the flow at a cracked concrete maintenance pit near the shoreline. Suspecting they might be targeting the wrong channel to the pit, workers tried to confirm the leak’s pathway by dumping several pounds of salts used to give bathwater a milky hue into the system, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said today.

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Cracks found in 3 grounded Southwest planes YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — Three more Southwest Airlines jetliners have small, subsurface cracks that are similar to the cracks suspected of playing a role in the fuselage tear of a Boeing 737-300, causing the aircraft to lose pressure and forcing a frightening emergency landing, officials said. The 5-foot-long hole tore open in the passenger cabin roof area shortly after the plane left Phoenix for Sacramento, Calif., Friday afternoon. None of the 118 people aboard was seriously hurt as the plane descended from 34,400 feet to a military base in Yuma, 150 miles southwest of Phoenix. Since then Southwest grounded its 79 other Boeing 737-300s and began inspecting them. Sunday night, another Southwest Boeing jet was diverted, this time because of a burning electrical smell in the passenger cabin, Southwest and Los Angeles International Airport officials said. The plane carrying 142 people was en route from Oakland, Calif., to San Diego, when it made an unscheduled landing in Los Angeles, where passengers changed planes and continued on their journey, Southwest spokeswoman Whitney Eichinger said. No one was hurt. She said the cause of an electrical smell is being investigated.

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Tigers cruise past Ole Miss, take series victory From staff reports

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With one strong Sunday performance, LSU shook off two weeks of doubt and frustration. JaCoby Jones and Mikie Mahtook had two hits and two RBIs apiece, and the Tigers scored all of their runs in the first four innings on the way to an 8-2 victory over Ole Miss in the series finale in Baton Rouge. LSU (20-8, 3-6) won its

On B3 Southern Miss sweeps; MSU loses to Georgia first Southeastern Conference series of the season by taking two of three from the Rebels (19-10, 4-5). LSU had also lost six of its previous eight games overall entering the series. Matt Smith went 3-for-3 with a home run and two

RBIs for Ole Miss, but the Rebels were undone by two errors in the early going. One throwing error helped Mikie load the Mahtook bases in the bottom of the first inning, then another allowed a run to score. Mahtook scored on a ground out to give LSU a

3-0 lead. Alex Edward added a solo homer in the second inning to make it 4-0, and two more in the third on an RBI triple by Mahtook and an RBI single by Austin Nola. After Ole Miss cut it to 6-2 on Smith’s two-run homer in the top of the fourth inning, Tyler Hanover drove in two runs for LSU with a base hit in the bottom half. “It was a disappointing effort for us today,” Ole Miss

coach Mike Bianco said. “You can’t do that here. We let them get three runs early and get the crowd into the game. They swung the bat well for a few innings.” Ben Alsup earned the victory for LSU by allowing two runs in eight innings. He walked two and struck out eight. Ole Miss starter Austin Wright allowed all eight of LSU’s runs, five of them earned, and took the loss.


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PREP SOFTBALL St. Al hosts Puckett Tuesday, 6 p.m.

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On TV 6 p.m. ESPN - The Minnesota Twins head to the Bronx to take on the Yankees in an early-season rematch of last year’s first-round playoff series.

Who’s hot AUDRIANNA RATLIFF Warren Central runner won the girls’ 400 and 800 meter runs at the Viking Relays on Saturday. WC also finished first in the team standings. Story/B2

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HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — Phil Mickelson won the Houston Open on Sunday to jump to No. 3 in the world heading into his Masters title defense. Mickelson had weekend rounds of 63 and 65 at Redstone to finish at 20-under 268, three strokes ahead of Chris Kirk (67) and Scott Verplank (68). While Mickelson moved to No. 3 with his 39th PGA Tour victory, Tiger Woods fell to No. 7. It’s the first time Mickelson has been ahead of Woods in the rankings since the week before Woods won the 1997 Masters. “I haven’t looked at the rankings and so forth,” Mickelson said. “Right now, this has been an awesome week, a lot of fun. I’ve got some work to do when (Monday) comes around. It’s not like I can celebrate and enjoy the victory. There’s some work to be done to get ready for Thursday.” Lefty is the last player to win the week prior to a Masters victory, capturing the BellSouth Classic in 2006 before earning his second green jacket.

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Butler’s Chase Stigall pets the school mascot, Blue II, after Saturday’s Final Four win over Virginia Commonwealth. Stigall and the Bulldogs will face an even tougher foe — Kemba Walker, right, and the Connecticut Huskies — in tonight’s NCAA championship game in Houston.

Butler, UConn to meet in unlikely final By The Associated Press HOUSTON — After their latest win on the road to an unlikely spot in the national title game, Connecticut’s players talked about shocking the world. Butler’s talked about unfinished business. That’s what it comes down to in the closing act of a college basketball season turned upside down — a national final between a “power team” with one of the best players in the country that feels like an underdog and a “little guy” that thinks it should be there. Butler and Connecticut will meet tonight — the eighthseeded Bulldogs trying to finish the deal after coming oh-so-close last season and the third-seeded Huskies (31-9), led by Kemba Walker, going for their 11th straight victory after a so-so regular season. “We always seem to prove everybody wrong,” Walker said. “I always tell those guys that everybody has us losing, so let’s go out there and give it our all and make it happen for us.” Connecticut hasn’t lost since dropping to 9-9 in the Big East in its last regularseason game. The Huskies followed that by stringing together an unprecedented five wins in five nights at the conference tournament to set up their run in the NCAAs.

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Record: 28-9 Conference: Horizon League Tournament seed: No. 8, Southeast Region Road to the final: Beat No. 9 Old Dominion 6058; No. 1 Pittsburgh 71-70; No. 4 Wisconsin 61-54; No. 2 Florida 7471, OT; No. Brad 11 Virginia Stevens Commonwealth 70-62. Star: Matt Howard had 17 points and eight rebounds against VCU, and also hit a tip-in at the buzzer to beat Old Dominion in the opening round. Coach: Brad Stevens, despite being just 34 years old, already has a 117-24 career record.

Record: 31-9 Conference: Big East Tournament seed: No. 3, West Region Road to the final: Beat No. 14 Bucknell 81-52; No. 6 Cincinnati 69-58; No. 2 San Diego State 74-67; No. 5 Arizona 65-63; No. 4 Kentucky 56-55. Star: KemJim ba Walker is Calhoun averaging over 26 points a game in the postseason, a 10-game stretch in 25 days. Coach: Jim Calhoun, at 68 years old, would become the oldest coach to win a national championship with a victory tonight. He would also become just the fifth coach to win at least three titles.

UConn and coach Jim Calhoun are going for their third national title since 1999. Butler, meanwhile, is in its second straight final. The team from a 4,500-student campus in Indianapolis practices at Hinkle Fieldhouse,

the dusty old gym used as the backdrop for the classic movie “Hoosiers.” That’s the reality-based drama in which tiny Hickory High stares down the biggest schools in Indiana and wins the state championship. On its second

try. What seemed impossible in that movie is becoming more the norm, at least in the college game. Last season, Butler (28-9) came one desperation heave from toppling Duke to become the first true mid-major to win the championship. This season, Butler wasn’t even the biggest long shot at the Final Four. That was VCU, an 11th seed that fell to the Bulldogs on Saturday. As recently as 2008, all four No. 1 seeds reached the Final Four. This year, there wasn’t a 1 or 2 for the first time since seeding began in 1979. Calhoun said this has been the natural progression since the NCAA started limiting scholarships and new NBA rules triggered a flood of players who would come to college for one year, then declare for the draft. “It’s as close to parity as there can be,” Calhoun said. “It certainly can occur in a tournament a lot more than it could playing a Saturday night, then Big Monday. It’s just the nature of things. ... The one-and-done thing, walking the tightrope is a hard thing, a very difficult thing.” That Connecticut is still standing is a testament to Walker’s playmaking ability (he’s averaging 25.5 points during the 10-game winning See NCAA, Page B3.

SAUCIER — Tom Lehman made things look easy while taking the lead at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic. Holding on for the victory proved a little more difficult. Lehman won his second Champions Tour title of the season Sunday, closing with a 3-under 69 at Fallen Oak. “It was hardearned,” Tom Lehman Lehman said. “As nice as yesterday was, today was rugged with the wind the way it was blowing. I thought some of the holes, especially on the front nine against the wind were really difficult.” Lehman, who won the Allianz Championship in February, started the day with a one-stroke lead over Jeff Sluman and bogeyed the first hole to briefly fall into a tie. Lehman didn’t make many more mistakes, with five birdies despite windy conditions that made for a more difficult challenge than Saturday, when he shot a courserecord 64. The 1996 British Open champion’s methodically effective performance after the first hole wasn’t interrupted until a bogey on 18. After two days of nearly ideal weather conditions on the course, Sunday brought variable wind that occasionally gusted to 25 mph. Lehman managed to stay out of trouble, hitting 13 out of 14 fairways and staying out of the deep bunkers that line most of the holes. “The back nine has more opportunities to score,” Lehman said. “Even if someone ahead started making a run, I was going to be able to play the same holes and there were some real birdie opportunities. So I felt comfortable.” Lehman finished the tournament at 16 under. It’s his fourth career Champions Tour victory and extends his lead in the Charles Schwab Cup standings. Sluman (72), Nick Price (67) and David Frost (69) tied for second.


Monday, April 4, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Minnesota at New York Yankees NCAA TOURNAMENT 8 p.m. CBS - Championship game, Butler vs. Connecticut NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Boston at New York Rangers 9 p.m. Versus - Los Angeles at San Jose


from staff & AP reports

Track and field Warren Central sweeps titles at Viking Relays Audrianna Ratliff won the 400 and 800 meter runs, while Sh’Qulla Neal placed second in the 100 meters and long jump and won the triple jump to lead Warren Central’s girls team to a first-place finish at the Viking Relays on Saturday. WC totaled 161 points to beat Brookhaven, which was second with 142. Vicksburg, led by Robin Cooper’s victory in the shot put, finished third with 89 points. In the boys’ meet, Walter King finished first in the 1,600 meters, DeAndre Smith won the 110 meter hurdles, and Warren Central finished atop the team standings with 135 points. Port Gibson’s Tommy McCalphin won the 100 and 200 meters, helping the Blue Waves to a second-place finish with 96 points. Vicksburg finished eighth, with just 16 points.

MLB Braves put Jurrjens on 15-day disabled list WASHINGTON — The Atlanta Braves have put right-handed pitcher Jair Jurrjens on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle. The club announced the move Sunday, making it retroactive to March 25. The Braves recalled lefthander Mike Minor from Triple-A Gwinnett. Jurrjens was hurt in Atlanta’s game against Toronto on March 24 and has been slow to recover. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Jurrjens would throw a simulated game in Gwinnett this week. After a start next week, he should be ready to return on April 16. Jurrjens spent time on the DL with a strained left hamstring last season, when he was 7-6 with a 4.64 ERA. His season ended in mid-September with a knee injury. Minor was 3-2 with a 5.98 ERA in nine games with the Braves in 2010.

Rays star Longoria out at least 3 weeks ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle in his left side. The strained oblique muscle could sideline the All-Star third baseman a minimum of three weeks, manager Joe Maddon said before the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles. The injury comes with Tampa Bay’s offense off to slow start. The defending AL East champions were limited to two runs and eight hits while batting .133 in losing the first two games of the series to the Orioles. The Rays filled the roster by purchasing the contract of infielder Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Durham.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 4 1983 — Lorenzo Charles scores on a dunk after Derek Whittenburg’s 35-foot desperation shot falls short to give North Carolina State a 54-52 triumph over Houston in the NCAA championship. 1994 — Arkansas wins its first men’s national championship with a 76-72 victory over Duke, depriving the Blue Devils of a third title in four years. 2001 — Hideo Nomo becomes the fourth pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter in both leagues in Boston’s 3-0 victory over Baltimore. Nomo joins Cy Young, Jim Bunning and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers to accomplish the feat. 2005 — Vicksburg native Dmitri Young becomes the third player to hit three homers on opening day to lead Detroit over the Kansas City Royals 11-2.

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scoreboard West Division


All Games W L Florida............................24 5 South Carolina..............22 5 Vanderbilt......................26 3 Georgia..........................14 14 Kentucky........................15 14 Tennessee.....................19 9

SEC W 7 7 7 6 2 2

L 2 2 2 3 7 7


All Games SEC W L W L Alabama........................21 9 7 2 Mississippi St..............19 9 4 5 Ole Miss.......................19 10 4 5 Arkansas........................19 8 3 6 LSU................................20 8 3 6 Auburn...........................15 13 2 7 Sunday’s Games Florida 9, Tennessee 1 South Carolina 4, Kentucky 1 Georgia 4, Mississippi St. 1 LSU 8, Ole Miss 2 Vanderbilt 6, Auburn 2 Arkansas 4, Alabama 3 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Presbyterian at Tennessee, 5 p.m. Xavier at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. Auburn at Troy, 6 p.m. Central Florida at Florida, 6 p.m. Charleston Southern at Georgia, 6 p.m. Middle Tennessee St. at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Samford at Alabama, 6:05 p.m. Ole Miss at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. vs. Southern Miss, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. LSU at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Charleston Southern at Georgia, 4 p.m. Texas St. at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.


All Games C-USA W L W L Houston.........................15 14 3 0 Southern Miss.............22 5 5 1 Rice...............................21 11 4 2 UAB...............................16 11 4 2 East Carolina.................20 7 3 3 UCF...............................19 9 2 4 Memphis........................16 11 1 2 Tulane............................18 10 1 5 Marshall.........................10 16 1 5 Sunday’s Games Rice 5, Marshall 4, 10 innings Southern Miss 5, Central Florida 2 Memphis 13, Alcorn St. 5 East Carolina 8, UAB 5 Houston 9, Tulane 0 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Eastern Kentucky at Marshall, 2 p.m. East Carolina at North Carolina St., 5 p.m. Central Florida at Florida, 6 p.m. LSU at Tulane, 6:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi St. at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m., at Pearl Ole Miss at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. UAB at Jacksonville St., 6:30 p.m. Houston at Texas A&M, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday’s Game Lamar at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

——— Mississippi schedule

Sunday’s Games Southern Miss 5, Central Florida 2 Austin College 13, Millsaps 1 Miss. Valley St. 5, Jackson St. 4 Georgia 4, Mississippi St. 1 Memphis 13, Alcorn St. 5 LSU 8, Ole Miss 2 Delta St. 16, Christian Brothers 6 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Tougaloo at Jackson St., Noon William Carey at Delta St., 4 p.m. Millsaps at Rhodes, 4 p.m. Belhaven at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. So. Miss vs. Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m., at Pearl Ole Miss at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Wichita St., 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games William Carey at Tougaloo, 2 p.m. (DH) Arkansas-Monticello at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Southern Arkansas at Delta St., 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Wichita St., 6:30 p.m.

mlb American League East Division

W Baltimore.......................3 New York.......................2 Toronto..........................2 Boston...........................0 Tampa Bay....................0

L 0 1 1 3 3

Central Division

W Kansas City...................3 Chicago.........................2 Cleveland.......................1 Detroit............................1 Minnesota......................1

L 1 1 2 2 2

Pct 1.000 .667 .667 .000 .000 Pct .750 .667 .333 .333 .333

GB — 1 1 3 3 GB — 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2

West Division

Seattle (Bedard 0-0) at Texas (Holland 0-0), 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels (Weaver 1-0) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 0-0), 5:40 p.m. Boston (Beckett 0-0) at Cleveland (Tomlin 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Braden 0-0) at Toronto (J.Reyes 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Seattle (Pineda 0-0) at Texas (Ogando 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 0-1), 7:10 p.m.

W Philadelphia...................3 Atlanta...........................2 New York.......................2 Florida............................1 Washington....................1

L 0 1 1 2 2

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................3 Pittsburgh......................2 Chicago.........................1 St. Louis........................1 Houston.........................0 Milwaukee......................0

L 0 1 2 2 3 3


Atlanta Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado lf-3b 5 1 3 1 Dsmnd ss 4 0 0 0 McLoth cf 4 3 1 1 Werth rf 2 1 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 0 1 1 L.Nix ph 1 0 0 0 MaYng pr-lf 0 1 0 0 Zmrmn 3b 3 0 0 0 McCnn c 5 1 3 4 Cora 3b 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 5 0 1 0 AdLRc 1b 3 0 1 1 Heywrd rf 4 1 2 1 Stairs ph 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 5 2 1 0 Morse lf 4 0 1 0 Fremn 1b 3 1 0 1 Ankiel cf 3 0 0 0 THudsn p 2 1 0 0 Brdrck p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Gaudin p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Hicks ph 1 0 0 0 WRams ph 1 0 0 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 1 2 0 IRdrgz c 3 0 0 0 Zmrmn p 2 0 0 0 Coffey p 0 0 0 0 Slaten p 0 0 0 0 HrstnJr cf 1 0 0 1 Totals 39 11 12 9 Totals 30 2 4 2 Atlanta...............................100 020 260 — 11 Washington....................100 000 010 — 2 E—Espinosa (1). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB—Atlanta 8, Washington 4. 2B—Prado 2 (2), McLouth (1), C.Jones (2), Espinosa (2). 3B—Ale.Gonzalez (1). SB—McCann (1). SF—Prado. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta T.Hudson W,1-0 7 3 1 1 1 5 Venters 1 1 1 1 0 0 Linebrink 1 0 0 0 2 1 Washington Zimmermann L,0-1 6 4 3 2 3 2 Coffey 2-3 1 2 2 1 1 Slaten 1-3 1 0 0 1 0 Broderick 2-3 2 4 4 1 0 Gaudin 1-3 4 2 2 0 0 Storen 1 0 0 0 0 0 WP—T.Hudson. Balk—Broderick. Umpires—Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Andy Fletcher; Second, Tim Welke; Third, Jim Reynolds. T—2:47. A—22,210 (41,506).


W L y-Chicago......................56 20 y-Miami..........................54 23 y-Boston........................53 23 x-Orlando.......................48 29 x-Atlanta........................44 33 x-Philadelphia................40 37 x-New York....................38 38 Indiana...........................35 43 ———————— Charlotte........................32 44 Milwaukee......................31 45 Detroit............................26 50 New Jersey...................23 53 Toronto..........................21 55 Washington....................20 56 Cleveland.......................15 61

Pct 1.000 .667 .667 .333 .333

GB — 1 1 2 2

Pct 1.000 .667 .333 .333 .000 .000

GB — 1 2 2 3 3

W L y-San Antonio................58 19 y-L.A. Lakers.................55 21 x-Dallas..........................53 24 x-Oklahoma City............50 26 x-Denver........................47 29 Portland.........................45 32 New Orleans.................44 33 Memphis........................44 33 ———————— Houston.........................41 36 Phoenix..........................37 39 Utah...............................36 41 Golden State.................33 44 L.A. Clippers..................30 47 Sacramento...................22 54 Minnesota......................17 60 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ——— Sunday’s Games San Antonio 114, Phoenix 97 Denver 95, L.A. Lakers 90 Sacramento 106, Utah 97 Boston 101, Detroit 90 Washington 97, Charlotte 91 Miami 108, New Jersey 94 New York 123, Cleveland 107 Toronto 102, Orlando 98 Houston 114, Atlanta 109 New Orleans 108, Indiana 96 Portland 104, Dallas 96 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games San Antonio at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Charlotte at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Milwaukee at Orlando, 6 p.m. Detroit at Washington, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Chicago, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 7:30 p.m.

Tank McNamara

Oklahoma City at Denver, 8 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.


At Houston National semifinals Saturday Butler 70, Virginia Commonwealth 62 Connecticut 56, Kentucky 55 National Championship Today Connecticut vs. Butler, 8 p.m.

women’s basketball Women’s Final Four

At Indianapolis National Semifinals Sunday Texas A&M 63, Stanford 62 Notre Dame 72, Connecticut 63 National Championship Tuesday Texas A&M vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m.

.421 .408 .342 .303 .276 .263 .197

24 25 30 33 35 36 41

Pct GB .753 — .724 2 1/2 .688 5 .658 7 1/2 .618 10 1/2 .584 13 .571 14 14 .571 .532 17 .487 20 1/2 .468 22 .429 25 .390 28 .289 35 1/2 .221 41

nascar Sprint Cup Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 Results

prep basketball Vicksburg Post Players of the Year Girls

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993


Donyeah Mayfield, Vicksburg Donyeah Mayfield, Vicksburg Sha’Kayla Caples, Warren Central Sha’Kayla Caples, Warren Central Sha’Kayla Caples, Warren Central Sha’Kayla Caples, Warren Central Cookie Johnson, Warren Central Cookie Johnson, Warren Central Cookie Johnson, Warren Central JaQuita Benard, Warren Central E.J. Willis, Porters Chapel E.J. Willis, Porters Chapel Catrina Frierson, Vicksburg Catrina Frierson, Vicksburg Cynthia Hall, Vicksburg Lakeshia Blue, Warren Central Tangie Cooper, Warren Central Tangie Cooper, Warren Central Tangie Cooper, Warren Central


2011 - Mychal Ammons, Vicksburg 2010 - Mychal Ammons and Kelsey Howard, Vicksburg 2009 - Kelsey Howard, Vicksburg 2008 - Jonathan Phelps, Vicksburg 2007 - Jonathan Phelps, Vicksburg 2006 - Hayden Hales, Porters Chapel 2005 - Chico Hunter, Warren Central 2004 - Kyle Richards, St. Aloysius 2003 - Devin Jones, Vicksburg 2002 - Willie Powers, Vicksburg 2001 - Demetrick Allen, Vicksburg 2000 - Herman Griffin, Vicksburg 1999 - Jason Johnson, St. Aloysius 1998 - Coleman Lewis, Warren Central 1997 - Brandon Carr, Porters Chapel 1996 - Quentin Smith, Vicksburg 1995 - Quentin Smith, Vicksburg 1994 - Oscar Denton, Vicksburg 1993 - Mark Smith, Vicksburg

2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005


Pct GB .737 — .701 2 1/2 .697 3 .623 8 1/2 .571 12 1/2 .519 16 1/2 .500 18 .449 22

——— Sunday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2, SO Buffalo 2, Carolina 1, OT Detroit 4, Minnesota 2 St. Louis 6, Columbus 1 Tampa Bay 2, Chicago 0 Calgary 2, Colorado 1 Dallas 4, Anaheim 3 Today’s Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Nashville, 7 p.m. Columbus at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Edmonton, 8 p.m.

college basketball



W L Pct GB Texas.............................3 0 1.000 — Seattle...........................2 1 .667 1 Oakland.........................1 2 .333 2 Los Angeles..................1 3 .250 2 1/2 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 1 Detroit 10, N.Y. Yankees 7 Minnesota 4, Toronto 3 Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 1 Texas 5, Boston 1 Kansas City 12, L.A. Angels 9, 13 innings Oakland 7, Seattle 1 Today’s Games Detroit (Porcello 0-0) at Baltimore (Arrieta 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Minnesota (Baker 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 0-0), 6:05 p.m.

——— National League East Division

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................3 1 .750 — San Diego.....................2 1 .667 1/2 Arizona..........................1 1 .500 1 Colorado........................1 1 .500 1 San Francisco...............1 3 .250 2 Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 12, Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets 9, Florida 2 Atlanta 11, Washington 2 Philadelphia 7, Houston 3 St. Louis 2, San Diego 0 Pittsburgh 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Arizona at Colorado, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers 7, San Francisco 5 Today’s Games Atlanta (Beachy 0-0) at Milwaukee (Narveson 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Saunders 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Wells 0-0), 1:20 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-0) at St. Louis (Lohse 0-0), 7:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Arizona (Enright 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Cashner 0-0), 1:20 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-0) at San Diego (Harang 0-0), 5:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Young 0-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Happ 0-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Marquis 0-0) at Florida (A.Sanchez 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 1-0) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (J.McDonald 0-0) at St. Louis (McClellan 0-0), 7:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-0) at Colorado (Chacin 0-0), 7:40 p.m.

2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

Coaches of the Year

- Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Jackie Martin-Glass, Warren Central - Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Dellie. C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Kyt Bonner, St. Aloysius Penn Majors, St. Aloysius - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Drew McBrayer, St. Aloysius - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Mike Grzanich, Porters Chapel - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Jesse Johnson, Warren Central - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Mitchell Willis, Porters Chapel Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Mike Coleman, Vicksburg Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Debbie Carr, Porters Chapel Noah Hamilton, St. Aloysius - Debbie Carr, Porters Chapel John Duett, Warren Central - Doc Stephens, Vicksburg Kenny Bizot, Porters Chapel - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Donny Fuller, Warren Central Dellie C. Robinson, Vicksburg - Donny Fuller, Warren Central John Duett, Warren Central

——— Sprint Cup standings 1. Kyle Busch...................................................... 219 2. Carl Edwards................................................. 214 3. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 207 4. Kurt Busch..................................................... 205 5. Kevin Harvick................................................. 204 6. Ryan Newman............................................... 203 7. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 201 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 199 9. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 195 10. Mark Martin.................................................. 181 11. Tony Stewart................................................ 180 12. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 170 13. Paul Meanrd................................................. 170 14. AJ Allmendinger............................................ 168 15. Kasey Kahne................................................ 163 16. Clint Bowyer.................................................. 158 17. Martin Truex Jr............................................. 151 18. David Ragan................................................. 147


GP W L OT Pts x-Philadelphia..79 46 22 11 103 x-Washington...79 46 22 11 103 y-Boston..........78 44 23 11 99 x-Pittsburgh.....79 46 25 8 100 x-Tampa Bay...79 44 24 11 99 Montreal...........79 42 30 7 91 Buffalo.............79 40 29 10 90 N.Y. Rangers...79 42 32 5 89 ————————— Carolina...........79 38 30 11 87 Toronto............79 37 32 10 84 Atlanta.............78 33 33 12 78 New Jersey.....78 36 37 5 77 N.Y. Islanders..79 30 37 12 72 Ottawa.............79 30 39 10 70 Florida..............79 29 38 12 70


Sunday At Martinsville Speedway Ridgeway, Va. Lap length: .526 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (9) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 500 laps, 99 rating, 47 points. 2. (26) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevy, 500, 102, 43. 3. (11) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 500, 133.4, 43. 4. (27) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 500, 97.6, 40. 5. (21) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 500, 110.3, 40. 6. (24) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 500, 90.5, 38. 7. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 500, 110, 38. 8. (14) David Ragan, Ford, 500, 91.1, 36. 9. (15) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 500, 111.1, 36. 10. (12) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 500, 84.9, 34. 11. (17) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 500, 114.9, 34. 12. (5) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 500, 118.7, 33. 13. (4) Joey Logano, Toyota, 499, 81, 31. 14. (6) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 499, 96.4, 31. 15. (8) David Reutimann, Toyota, 499, 94, 29. 16. (20) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 499, 64.9, 28. 17. (13) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 499, 72, 27. 18. (23) Carl Edwards, Ford, 499, 70.6, 27. 19. (22) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 498, 70.3, 25. 20. (2) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 498, 88.3, 25. 21. (33) Greg Biffle, Ford, 498, 66.8, 23. 22. (39) Ken Schrader, Ford, 497, 48.7, 22. 23. (34) Robby Gordon, Dodge, 497, 56, 21. 24. (32) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 495, 68.9, 20. 25. (40) Tony Raines, Ford, 493, 37, 19. 26. (37) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 493, 40.5, 0. 27. (7) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 489, 64.3, 17. 28. (42) Hermie Sadler, Chevrolet, 488, 34, 0. 29. (19) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 487, 60.3, 15. 30. (29) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 486, 46.6, 14. 31. (10) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 476, 59.6, 13. 32. (35) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 470, 47.7, 12. 33. (36) David Gilliland, Ford, 468, 38.2, 11. 34. (28) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 462, 49.9, 10. 35. (25) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 460, 43.7, 0. 36. (30) Casey Mears, Toyota, 457, 52.8, 8. 37. (31) Travis Kvapil, drive shaft, 443, 34.7, 0. 38. (16) Paul Menard, overheating, 261, 43, 6. 39. (3) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, accident, 219, 73.4, 6. 40. (18) Martin Truex Jr., accident, 219, 41.5, 4. 41. (41) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, brakes, 33, 29.4, 3. 42. (38) Mike Skinner, Toyota, brakes, 31, 28.3, 0. 43. (43) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, brakes, 25, 27.4, 0. ——— Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 74.195 mph. Margin of Victory: 0.727 seconds. Caution Flags: 11 for 72 laps. Lead Changes: 31 among 12 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): Ky.Busch, 6 times for 151 laps; C.Bowyer, 3 times for 91 laps; D.Hamlin, 7 times for 89 laps; J.Johnson, 3 times for 65 laps; J.Gordon, 3 times for 37 laps; J.McMurray, 1 time for 31 laps; D.Earnhardt Jr., 1 time for 17 laps; K.Harvick, 3 times for 6 laps; A.Allmendinger, 1 time for 6 laps; C.Edwards, 1 time for 3 laps; R.Newman, 2 times for 3 laps; K.Kahne, 1 time for 1 lap.

GF 247 216 235 225 235 208 232 223

GA 210 192 184 192 232 204 220 190

225 213 214 163 220 183 190

232 240 252 196 250 243 220

GP W L OT Pts GF GA z-Vancouver....79 52 18 9 113 254 181 y-Detroit...........79 46 23 10 102 255 231 x-San Jose......78 46 23 9 101 234 201 Los Angeles....78 45 27 6 96 213 185 Phoenix............79 42 25 12 96 224 217 Nashville..........79 42 26 11 95 209 188 Anaheim..........79 44 30 5 93 228 231 Chicago...........78 42 28 8 92 246 214 ————————— Calgary............80 40 29 11 91 242 233 Dallas...............78 39 28 11 89 214 224 Minnesota........79 37 34 8 82 198 224 St. Louis..........79 36 33 10 82 232 229 Columbus........79 34 32 13 81 210 246 Colorado..........78 29 41 8 66 218 275 Edmonton........78 24 43 11 59 186 256 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-2 La. Pick 4: 4-6-9-6 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: 3-8-9 La. Pick 4: 8-0-4-2 Easy 5: 5-16-19-24-27 La. Lotto: 2-3-11-12-20 Powerball: 6-22-34-43-45 Powerball: 23; Power play: 2

Monday, April 4, 2011

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Harvick rallies for victory at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick was so bad during the early laps at Martinsville Speedway, his team had to force him to focus or risk a race-ruining driver meltdown. He would have been lucky to salvage a decent finish during that rough stretch Sunday. Racing for a win? At the track where nobody could challenge Denny Hamlin or Jimmie Johnson the last four years? Not a chance. Harvick rallied, though, and came from nowhere for the second consecutive week to grab his second victory of the season. It gave his Richard Childress Racing team its first win at Martinsville since the late Dale Earnhardt’s 1995 victory, and came at the expense of his son, Dale Earnhardt Jr.,

who settled for second and saw his losing streak stretch to 99 races. “As I was catching him, I’m like, ‘Man, I’m going to be the bad guy here,”’ Harvick said. “I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do. I know the fans want to see him win. I want to see him win. It would be great for the sport and I think today went a long ways to showing how competitive (Earnhardt) can be and that’s what we need. We all need him to win. “But I’m not going to back down.” Harvick passed Earnhardt with four laps to go, spoiling what would have been his first win since Michigan in June 2008. Despite the loss, Earnhardt and his legion of fans saw that he’s running much better after three years of

struggles. Earnhardt is eighth in the standings, the highest he’s been since Texas this time last year. Harvick is fifth in the standings, one of six drivers separated by a total of eight points. “I am frustrated. I got close,” Earnhardt said. “I ain’t won in a long time. I was thinking at the end I was meant to win the damn race.” Busch was third. And the favorites? Well, they were nowhere near the leaders during the action-packed final 20 laps. Hamlin and Johnson had combined to win the previous nine races at Martinsville, and ran most of the day as if one of them would again make the trip to Victory Lane.

Both failed to finish inside the top 10. Johnson was flagged for speeding on pit road late, finished 11th, and was irritated with NASCAR over what he thought was a bogus penalty. Hamlin was 12th, and was furious about poor fuel mileage in his Joe Gibbs Racing car, along with slow pit stops. JGR, despite Busch’s strong runs, has been plagued with engine issues all season and the fuel mileage problems might have cost Hamlin the championship last year. “Our mileage just (stinks) real bad,” said Hamlin, winner of the last three races at Martinsville. “All of the things we need to do to be a championship team — we don’t have all those parts together right now.”

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Kevin Harvick, front, celebrates after winning the Sprint Cup Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday.

Southern Miss finishes Notre Dame shocks UConn in Women’s Final Four sweep of Central Florida women’s basketball

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — First Tennessee, now Connecticut — Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are running over the women’s basketball elite. Now the Irish stand one victory away from their first national championship in 10 years. Diggins scored 28 points and Notre Dame upset UConn 72-63 on Sunday night, ending Maya Moore’s brilliant career and the Huskies’ bid for a third straight national championship. Ten years after their last title, the Irish will be playing for another one Tuesday night against Texas A&M, a 63-62 winner over Stanford in the first semifinal. The Aggies scored with 3 seconds left in a back-and-forth game to set up only the second championship without a top seed. “I’m pretty sure nobody in America had Notre Dame playing Texas A&M in the final,” Irish coach Muffet McGraw said. “I think we definitely earned it. I think we worked hard to get here.” Connecticut and Stanford had each been to the Final Four the last four seasons and were expected to meet for the title in a rematch of last year’s championship game. While UConn won that meeting, the Cardinal ended UConn’s record 90-game winning streak on Dec. 30. Everyone thought the rematch would come in Indianapolis. Notre Dame was 0-3 against its Big East rival this season, but the Irish had all the answers this time for the Huskies, who lost for just the second time in three seasons. Earlier this tournament, the Irish beat Tennessee to end

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Notre Dame’s Becca Bruszewski gets a hand in the face of Connecticut’s Tiffany Hayes, right, after Bruszewski’s shot was blocked by Hayes in the second half Sunday. Notre Dame beat UConn 72-63 to advance to the Women’s NCAA championship game. a 20-game skid against the Volunteers. Now the Irish (31-7) have knocked out the two-time defending champions. Moore finished with 36 points. She scored 16 in a row in the second half, the last 14 as she tried to rally the Huskies from a 12-point deficit in the final 6 minutes, but it wasn’t enough for UConn (362). “I don’t know that you could wish for somebody better to spend four years with,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I don’t think she needs to hang her head one bit.” Moore’s career ended the same way it started — with

NCAA Continued from Page B1. streak) and Calhoun’s ability to adjust on the fly to the fatigue that has predictably set in as the grueling postseason has worn on. “Our code has been very simple: ‘The hell with it, let’s just go play basketball,”’ Calhoun said. “Well, we wouldn’t be doing all the things we did last night defensively to Kentucky if we just kind of rolled the thing out there. We worked very hard on it. But we worked on it in a different way.” UConn advanced to the final by holding the Wildcats to 33.9 percent shooting in a 56-55 victory Saturday night. Butler, meanwhile, only needed two wins in four nights to capture the tournament title in the lessheralded Horizon League. Still, the Bulldogs are on a 14-game winning streak that began after losing their third straight back on Feb. 3. At that point, this was a team that had no guarantees it would even make the NCAA field. It looked nothing like the one that captured hearts as it made its run through

last year’s tournament. In the final last April, Butler trailed Duke 61-59 with 3.6 seconds left when Gordon Hayward grabbed the rebound off an intentionally missed free throw, dribbled four times to the halfcourt line and launched a shot at the buzzer. It hit the backboard, the inside of the rim and bounced out. One win away from the pinnacle once again, the Bulldogs are talking about finishing the deal this time. Calhoun, trying to become only the fifth coach to win three NCAA titles, says he appreciates Butler as much as the next guy. He sees the slow, steady improvement of mid-majors and figures there will be more tournaments like this one and more nights like tonight — where the small school and the big school are on even footing. Maybe one of those days, the little guy will win it all. “I think it’s good for college basketball,” Calhoun said. “I think if it starts around 2012, 2013, it would be a wonderful thing.”

a loss in the national semifinals. She finished fourth on the NCAA’s career scoring list with 3,036 points. “I’m going to have to choose to remember the great thing and how fortunate I was to be a part of so many recordbreaking seasons,” Moore said. “It’s just tough because it’s the current taste in my mouth now. I’ll just have to deal with it.” So will Stanford, which left its fourth straight Final Four without a championship. Tyra White’s layup with 3 seconds remaining gave Texas A&M the win over the Cardinal. Stanford (33-3) wasted a 31-point effort by Nnemkadi

Ogwumike, which included a layup with 9 seconds remaining that gave Stanford the lead. Stanford lost in the national championship game in 2008 and last year. It lost in a 2009 semifinal. Texas A&M’s of accomplishments this season already includes its first 30-win season, the first All-American in school history in Danielle Adams, upset victories over Baylor and Stanford in consecutive games and reaching its first title game. And there’s one piece of unfinished business left. “It’s time to make history,” A&M’s Sydney Colson said.

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Southern Miss had a perfect weekend getaway in sunny Florida. Marc Bourgeois had two hits and three RBIs Sunday, leading the Golden Eagles to a 5-2 victory over Central Florida and a three-game sweep of the Knights in Orlando. USM’s fifth straight victory also gave it sole possession of second place in Conference USA. Southern Miss (22-5, 5-1) trails Houston, which has only played one conference series, by one game. Southern Miss took the lead for good by scoring twice in the top of the third inning. Tyler Koelling’s two-out single to left field gave the Golden Eagles a 2-1 lead, and he later scored on a single by Bourgeois. After UCF (19-9, 2-4) cut it to 3-2 on Darnell Sweeney’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Southern Miss added two more runs in the eighth to put it away. A two-run single by Bourgeois brought in both runs. Jonathan Thompson allowed one run in six innings to get the win for Southern Miss. Dillon Day worked the final three innings for his first save of the season.

Georgia 4, MSU 1 Mississippi State’s offensive struggles continued Sunday, as the Bulldogs lost to Georgia in the series finale. Georgia (14-14, 6-3 Southeastern Conference) swept Mississippi State (19-9, 4-5), which scored only five runs in the three-game series. Mississippi State had 19 hits and

college baseball stranded 20 base runners in the series, while Georgia won all three games despite scoring 12 runs total. Brett DeLoach hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to give Georgia the lead for good, at 2-1. Brandon Stephens had three hits for Georgia, while Kyle Farmer and Peter Verdin each had RBI singles in the seventh and eighth innings, respectively.

East Carolina 8, UAB 5 East Carolina (20-7, 3-3 C-USA) scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to rally past UAB (16-11, 4-2). Zach Wright went 3-for-4 with four RBIs for East Carolina, including a three-run homer in the ninth that gave the Pirates the lead. Former Porters Chapel Academy star Michael Busby started on the mound for UAB and went five innings. He allowed four runs — one earned — on seven hits, walked two and struck out two. He left with UAB ahead 4-3, but got a no-decision.

Houston 9, Tulane 0 Caleb Ramsey went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBIs, Chase Jensen drove in two runs, and Houston (15-14, 3-0 C-USA) finished a weekend sweep of Tulane (18-10, 1-5). Former Vicksburg High star Bowen Woodson started at second base for Tulane and went 1-for-3 with a triple. Tulane had 10 hits, but left nine runners on base.

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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “Spider-Man 3” — Peter Parker, Tobey Maguire, undergoes an ominous transformation when his Spider-Man suit turns black and brings out the dark, vengeful side of his personality./7 on FX ■ SPORTS College basketball — Butler attempts to finish off a Cinderella story two years in the making when it takes on Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament championship game. ./8 on CBS ■ PRIMETIME “Castle” — When a reporter is Tobey Maguire found dead inside a pizza oven, Castle and Beckett try to determine why he was murdered./9 on ABC ■ SPECIAL WWE — Vicksburg native Jeremiah Riggs will make his premiere Monday night on USA Network’s WWE Tough Enough reality show./10:05 on USA

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Maya Angelou, author-poet, 83; Clive Davis, recording executive, 79; Kitty Kelley, author, 69; Craig T. Nelson, actor, 67; Christine Lahti, actress, 61; Steve Gatlin, country singer, 60; David E. Kelley, writer-producer, 55; Craig Adams, musician for The Cult, 49; Robert Downey Jr., actor, 46; Nancy McKeon, actress, 45; Jill Scott, singer, 39; David Blaine, magician, 38; Jamie Lynn Spears, actress, 20. ■ DEATH Thomas ‘Bud’ Brady — A former Louisiana legislator, has died at 72. Forest Lawn Funeral Home confirmed Sunday that it received a call about Brady’s death Friday in Alexandria, La. Brady served as a state representative from 1976 to 1988. He represented Caldwell, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides and Winn parishes while serving in the Legislature under Govs. Edwin Edwards and Dave Treen.



Charlie Sheen is introduced to the audience during his performace at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Saturday.

Sheen cheered, not booed in Chicago Charlie Sheen has changed up the format for his 20-city road show after bombing in Detroit. And this time, his show in Chicago began and ended with a standing ovation. Sheen used a master of ceremonies who asked the former “Two and a Half Men” star questions during Sunday night’s performance in Chicago. Sheen ditched the rapper, the long monologue and the videos that were part of the Detroit show that had people leaving in droves Saturday night. Audience members said the second performance on Sheen’s “My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is not an Option” tour wasn’t stellar, but it at least had some amusing moments.

Arnie is back as animated crime-fighter Arnold Schwarzenegger said his new TV venture features a “superheroic guy” who gets things done — without the constraints of laws that thwart his action. In an interview with The Associated Press, the Hollywood hunk-turned-California governor said “The Governator” is an animated TV show that’s a funny, action-packed, crime-fighting fantasy. Think Bruce Wayne — the civilian tycoon behind the Batman mask — but involving a former governor who assembles a team of whiz kids to fight both crime and natural disasters.


Feathers fly in mass pillow fights People in cities across the globe have taken part in mass pillow fights as part of International Pillow Fight Day. In London’s Trafalgar Square, people came dressed in pajamas, dressing gowns and fancy dress to take part in the goodnatured pillow fight Saturday afternoon. Most people carried feather-filled pillows that exploded as they fought. London’s Metropolitan Police said Sunday that the event had been peaceful and they had no People take part in a pilreports of any trouble. low fight at the Zamkowy Organizers listed similar events square Saturday in Warsaw, in more than 130 cities around Poland. the world. The fights were organized by The Urban Playground Movement which wants to encourage people to make use of public spaces.

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Swift’s fans carry her to entertainer award LAS VEGAS (AP) — Taylor Swift might not be able to count on the men in her life, but her fans have yet to let her down. And on Sunday, they rewarded her with one of the biggest prizes in country music — The Academy of Country Music’s entertainer of the year award. A record of nearly 600,000 voters participated in selecting this year’s winner of the academy’s most prestigious award, the only major award determined by fans. Swift’s crew came through for her on a night when the industry and her peers rewarded firecracker Miranda Lambert with four trophies. “I feel like of all that has happened to me in my life, that’s the best thing I’ve ever gotten to have,” the 21-year-old Swift said after the show. “My relationship with them is everything to me.” Fans could vote during the show and her spirited performance of “Mean,” a rebuke to her critics on which she played banjo and nailed the vocal performance, probably led to a spike in voting. Swift, known for detailing her broken romances and the men who have wronged her, credited a quartet of men who have done her right. She thanked Brad Paisley and Keith Urban — who were among the five other nominees in the category — along with four-time winner Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw for taking her on the road before she became an international sensation and showed her how to do it. “I see those people when I think of entertainers,” Swift said. Lambert, also an entertainer nominee, had few expectations after topping the ACMs with three wins last year on the strength of her aptly titled album “Revolution” and the song “White Liar.” She had no idea she would top all nominees with seven this year. “I just expected to come to the ACMs in 2011 and chill,” she said. It turned out that her poignant song “The House That Built Me” would be an even bigger hit than “White Liar,” though. Written by Allen Shamblin and Tom Douglas, “House” won song, single record and video of the year with the 27-year-old Lambert sharing in

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Taylor Swift accepts the award for entertainer of the year at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Sunday.

Brad Paisley

Miranda Lambert

all those wins. It mirrors a difficult time for the singer’s family, but those times are over and the song has helped Lambert’s star rise to new heights. She also won her second straight ACM for top female vocalist. As last year’s album of the year winner she got to hand out the 2011 award to close friends Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, who won for their breakthrough “Need You Now.” The trio openly campaigned for Lambert’s “Revolution” last time around and told the crowd they were glad it was out of the way as they picked up three trophies, including their second straight top vocal group award. “Thank you, Miranda Lambert, for winning this last year and not being in the category

this year,” Lady A’ s Charles Kelley quipped. It wasn’t necessarily a surprise t h at L a dy A won the award given Eric Church the strength of that album since its release in January 2010, but it beat out an impressive list of stars that included Swift, Chesney and the Zac Brown Band. “Everyone in the category made such an incredible album,” Scott said. “We own all of them,” Haywood said. Among the evening’s most surprised winners was Paisley. He had won the top male vocalist award four times in a row, but after Blake Shelton beat him at the Country Music Association Awards back in November, his money was on Shelton, who co-hosted the show with Reba McEntire. “This win felt almost like that first time,” Paisley said, adding: “I’ve lost a lot of money this evening and not at the gaming

• Entertainer of the year: Taylor Swift • Top male vocalist: Brad Paisley • Top female vocalist: Miranda Lambert • Top vocal group: Lady Antebellum • Top vocal duo: Sugarland • Top new artist: The Band Perry • Top new solo vocalist: Eric Church • Top new vocal duo or group: The Band Perry • Album of the year: “Need you Now,” Lady Antebellum • Single record of the year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert • Song of the year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert • Video of the year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert • Vocal event of the year: “As She’s Walking Away,” Zac Brown Band Featuring Alan Jackson tables. I really thought, ‘That’s it.”’ Sugarland won its second vocal duo of the year award, The Band Perry took home two trophies, including top new artist, and Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson won top vocal event for their collaboration on “As She’s Walking Away.” While the awards are the point of the show, there were a number of blockbuster performances that featured unexpected mashups. Paisley kicked things off with a raucous performance of his new song “Old Alabama” with members of the iconic country supergroup Alabama. Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood rocked out to “Undo It” then segued to the Aerosmith classic “Walk This Way.” James Taylor, who Brown calls his greatest influence, joined the singer’s band on a medley of “Colder Weather” and “Sweet Baby James,” and Rihanna, sporting a flaming reddishorange pixie haircut, performed her song “California King Bed” with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles.

Source: Couric leaving CBS anchor post

Syndicated talk show for 2012 is reportedly in works NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at “CBS Evening News” less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A n e two r k exe c u t ive reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services. Couric’s move from NBC’s “Today” show was big news in 2006, and she began in the anchor chair with a flourish that September. She tried to incorporate her strengths as an interviewer into a standard evening news format and millions of people who normally didn’t watch the news at night checked it out. But they drifted away and the evening newscast reverted to a more traditional broadcast. After those first few weeks, the “CBS Evening News” settled into third place in the ratings and is well behind leader Brian Williams at NBC’s “Nightly News” and second-place Diane Sawyer at ABC’s “World News.”


Katie Couric talks with host David Letterman on the set of “The Late Show with David Letterman.” No departure date has been set for Couric. Her CBS News contract expires on June 4. “We’re having ongoing discussions with Katie Couric,” said CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair on Sunday. “We have no announcements to make at this time. Until we do, we will continue to decline comment on rumor or speculation.” Said Matthew Hiltzik, Couric’s spokesman: “Ditto.” Still, discussions are already under way about who will replace Couric on the evening newscast. Russ Mitchell,

Scott Pelley and Harry Smith are among the internal CBS candidates, and new CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager is also expected to look outside the company. Couric, who was on vacation last week, was reluctant to talk about her future when she appeared on fellow CBS host David Letterman’s show on March 22. “Once you take that anchor chair, that’s what you do,” Letterman told her. “Really?” Couric answered.

“Look at Walter Cronkite, look at Tom Brokaw, look at Brian Williams, look at Peter Jennings, look at all these people,” Letterman said. “They get in it, they saddle up and they ride into the sunset.” Couric smiled widely and said she loved doing the evening news and was proud of her work, but made no future commitments. Despite the ratings problems, the “CBS Evening News” won the Edward R. Murrow Award as best newscast in 2008 and 2009. Couric’s interview with then-Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008 was a memorable moment in the campaign after Palin couldn’t or wouldn’t answer Couric’s question about books or magazines she regularly read. Even with those high points, broadcast news economics had changed markedly since she signed on with CBS and her reported $15 million a year salary became increasingly hard to justify for a third-place telecast.

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Cheating prompts question of paternity Dear Abby: My wife and I divorced after she had a yearlong affair with a co-worker, whom she eventually married. Early in our marriage I suspected she was having an affair with a relative, which she finally admitted to after our divorce. Now that our youngest son, “Douglas,” has become an adult, he is beginning to strongly resemble his “Uncle Joel.” I don’t know if other members of our large family have noticed, but when I asked my ex if it’s possible that Douglas is not my biological son, she became very quiet. I passed a note to Joel, but he blew it off without comment. Douglas will soon be moving far away to begin his career and does not suspect anything. Should he be told who his real father is? Should his siblings be told the truth, or should I let Joel and my ex continue to lie as though nothing ever happened? — Dad with a Dilemma in Michigan Dear Dad: Unless you are 100 percent certain that Douglas is not your child, you should not



tell him otherwise. And the same goes for his siblings. Before you take this any further, my advice is to discuss this with your lawyer because children born “within the bonds of wedlock” are presumed to be the husband’s. However, if there is irrefutable proof that you are not Douglas’ biological father, he should be informed so he can be aware of any medical information he may need in the future. Dear Abby: My husband and I are childless. I have two young nephews whom I adore. We have offered to baby-sit whenever my brother and sister-in-law need a night out. Sadly, we have been overlooked. Instead, our sister-inlaw asks her younger sister to baby-sit. I understand that my sister-in-law is very close


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Valuable education that you’ve acquired through either schooling or experience will be used constructively in coming months. It will be most valuable when it can be applied in your field of endeavor. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Through the good auspices of a friend, something of a material nature could develop for you. Whatever it is, it is likely to put you in a wonderful frame of mind all day long. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — A collective activity with chums is apt to be placed under your direction. You won’t mind being put in charge and calling the shots for everyone concerned. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Unselfishly putting the needs of another above your own will be noticed by those who are on the spot. Don’t think the word won’t get out regarding your kindness, gaining you much applause. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Gentle tactics will be most effective when dealing with others. You’ll find that using honey will catch more flies than vinegar. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Because you’ve earned someone’s respect and generosity, this person is likely to treat you very kindly by doing something for you that he or she wouldn’t normally do for others. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Team up with another to form a much-needed partnership arrangement. If your choice is a wise one, the results will be very much to your liking. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Just when you’ll need help the most, an ally is likely to show up and help you to successfully manage a huge task that otherwise would have been overwhelming. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You should take advantage of an unplanned social involvement with some close friends. It’ll make what started out as a bad day into something quite pleasant. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — You aren’t likely to find a better day to make some artistic changes around the house that you’ve been contemplating. You’ll like the results, and so will everybody else. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Friends are making some plans for a diversion and, of course, you’ll be included in them. You are apt to learn about them sometime today or early tomorrow. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Something you’ve been craving for a long time could come into your possession through the kindness of a relative or loved one. Whatever it is, it will be meaningful. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Charm, humor and wit are the tools you use to your advantage so well. You’ll make the most of them when brightening the day of friends and colleagues.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m planning to attend college in a few months and am concerned about all the alcohol and drugs that seem available on college and university campuses. I had a long talk with my counselor about this, and she assured me that most students are not involved in drugs or alcohol. But my sister’s girlfriend said that at Indiana University most of the kids get stoned, especially on the weekends. Do you have any statistics on this? — Nameless, Vicksburg, Miss. Nameless: A few years ago, the University of Michigan surveyed several thousand college and university students and reported that 72 percent of the students said they had consumed alcohol in a 12-month period, while 42 percent said they had used marijuana at least one time. And 17 percent said they had used cocaine at least once in a 12-month period. All this means is that college students experiment with alcohol and drugs. It doesn’t mean that they are stoned every weekend. There are many highly intelligent scholars who are both alcohol- and drug-free on our campuses across the country. You won’t have any problem adjusting to college life! Dr. Wallace: I am very shy, so my cousin has fixed me up on a blind date. Do you think I should go on it? Even though I’m shy, I don’t want to go out with an ugly girl. My cousin isn’t the cutest thing on earth. — Nameless, Michigan City, Ind. Nameless: You might be shy, but it hasn’t gotten in the way of your ego. Yes, go on the date and hope you are handsome enough to meet your date’s expectations. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

to her sister, but I can’t help feeling insulted and a little jealous. I’m a teacher, and my husband and I have good judgment. We also live closer than her sister does. I am struggling with these feelings, and I’m not sure if I should say anything. — Not First Choice in New Jersey Dear Not First Choice: Of course you should speak up. It’s certainly better than fuming and harboring hurt feelings. Not knowing your sister-in-law, it’s hard to say why she has been reluctant to have you baby-sit. Perhaps she has simply fallen into a routine with her sister. Better to get this out in the open than to brood. Dear Abby: A close relative became engaged last year. “Albert” is in his late 30s and has never been married. The family was delighted and welcomed his fiancee, “Claudia,” with open arms. They have set a wedding date for later this year. However, we have begun to witness Claudia’s out-of-con-

trol behavior. There have been instances of screaming, abusive language and tantrums over simple things when she didn’t get her way. She has always demanded that Albert support her behavior no matter how inappropriate it was. Several family members had private conversations with Albert to warn him that the abuse will only get worse if they marry. Instead of heeding our warnings, he told Claudia about it. Now they are both alienated from the family and still planning to be married. What do we do now? — Afraid for His Future in Alabama Dear Afraid: Now you wait to see if you are on the guest list. And if you are, you will have to decide if you want to attend, which will imply that you approve of a union you think will be a disaster.

• 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.

Soy lecithin might help with reader’s twitching Dear Dr. Gott: A while back, you published an article about eye twitching. I, too, have had eye-twitching problems and did consult a doctor. He suggested getting a shot in my temple, but I declined, it being so close to my eye. I read somewhere that soy was good for the nervous system, so I bought lecithin concentrate, 400 milligrams, and now take one in the morning and one at night. As long as I take them, I do not get the twitching. If I stop taking them, within a day or two, it starts again. I’ve been using the lecithin for a number of years now, and just the two tablets are still sufficient. Thank you for your informative column. Dear Reader: There are two main types of lecithin: egg and soy. Soy lecithin is extracted from soybean oil and used as a food and drug additive, typically an emulsifier. It is becoming more popular as a dietary supplement. It is purported to benefit many conditions, such as high cholesterol, gallbladder disease, Alzheimer’s disease, eczema, anxiety and more. Soy, in general, has not been studied extensively in regards to claims that it will treat, improve, or cure certain health conditions. Soy protein is known to be a good alternative to animal protein and is beneficial to maintaining health, however. There are no established dosing guidelines simply because not enough research has been done. Some studies have noted diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain and fullness as side effects. If it works for you, stick with it. Others who want to try this should speak with their physicians first. Be sure to keep track of when the supplement was started and make note of any improvements, side effects or reactions, even if they seem unrelated. This is especially important if you are on other medications, overthe-counter or prescription, as well as other supplements, vitamins or herbs. Dear Dr. Gott: I read your article about hives. The writer said her problem began after having bilateral knee replacements. I’m just wondering if the hives could be caused by an allergic reaction to any of the materials used in her knee replacements. Before my knee replacement, I was asked if I had any known allergies to metals, nickel in particular. I wish the writer the best and hope she has found the source of the problem. Dear Reader: I am sure that the writer was also asked about any known allergies; however, perhaps the problem lies in something that she did not know. Nickel allergy is most commonly associated with jewelry, particularly inex-



pensive gold-plated pieces. If the reader doesn’t wear any or wears only high-quality jewelry, she may not have known. Allergies can also develop suddenly to substances that were previously handled without a problem.

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01. Legals Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 23rd day of November, 2005, and acknowledged on the 23rd day of November, 2005, Robert J. Clark aka Robert Clark aka Robert J. Clark, Jr. and Betty J. Clark, husband and wife, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Thomas F. Vetters, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1563 at Page 824 #228993; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to U.S. Bank National Association as Trustee for RASC 2006KS1, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1520 at Page 111 Instrument #285568 and re-recorded in Book 1520 at Page 236 INST #285732; and WHEREAS, on the 13th day of May, 2008, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1480 at Page 76 Instrument #256983 and re-recorded in Book 1520 at Page 237 INST #285733; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 11th day of April, 2011, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the West front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, towit: All of Lot 4, Belle Meade Subdivision, Part 1, a subdivision according to a map or plat thereof, which is on file and of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Plat Book 1 at Page 91, reference to which is hereby made in aid of and as a part of this description. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this 16th day of March, 2011. Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 DMM/F08-1334 Publish: 3/21, 3/28, 4/4(3t)

02. Public Service FREE TO GOOD home. 4 female medium sized mixed puppies. 601-638-7547. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices “Credit problems? No problem!� No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC. 19th 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.

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.

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation for details!

06. Lost & Found 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.

LOOKING TO MOVE UP IN THE JOB MARKET? Step this way to the top of your field! Job opportunities abound in the

HELP WANTED SECTION of The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. Call Michele or Allaina

601-636-SELL 07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

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12. Schools & Instruction

14. Pets & Livestock

17. Wanted To Buy

“ACE� Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038. CUSTOM TINT & ACCESSORIES seeking a person experienced in Window tinting and 1200 12 volt installation. Apply in person at 2409 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS. Absolutely no phone calls. Serious and experienced applicants only!


   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " PART TIME POSITION 25 hours weekly. General office duties and organizing resident activities. Send resumes to: Dept. 3747 The Vicksburg Post P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

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

Call 225-323-3758 or Apply Online: EOE M/F/D/V

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

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

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


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.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

14. Pets & Livestock

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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.

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

11. Business Opportunities

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

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

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. 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.

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.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!


11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

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Monday, April 4, 2011

24. Business Services

28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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.

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

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.

A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable. 601-218-1448 or 601-636-2629. NO JOB TOO BIG!

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

19. Garage & Yard Sales

NEW TRUCK LOAD!! Lots of Quality Furniture! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010.

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

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique”

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

3508 South Washington Street


1997 RANGER R-80. 150 horse power Evinrude Intruder, Ranger Trail trailer. $9,000. 601-218-2020.

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

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.

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

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

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

22. Musical Instruments


• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

Commodore Apartments

401 Sea Island

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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

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


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

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement


New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

PARKER CELLULAR • I-Phone Repair •

Get your I-Phone 3G or 3GS and HTC Hero repaired

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg


24. Business Services



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

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

Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Dewey’s Land Clearing • Demolition LAWN MOWING SERVICES Site Development •Lawn Maintenance & Preparation Excavation •Trimming/ Prunning Crane Rental • Mud Jacking


•Seasonal Cleanups •Rake leaves & remove •Straw/ Mulch

Joe Rangel - Owner


601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!


NO CREDIT CHECK, owner finance. Like new 4 bedroom mobile home with land. $5,000 down, $800/ month. 601-941-2952.

33. Commercial Property

River City Dirt Work, LLC


• Dozer / Trackhoe Work • Dump Truck • • Bush Hogging • Box Blade • Demolition • Debris Removal • Lawn Maintenance • Deliver Dirt -13 yd. load $85 locally • Gravel • Sand • Rock Res. & Com. • Lic. & Ins. Robert Keyes, Jr. (Owner) 601-529-0894

601-636-SELL (7355)

No Job Too Small


Show Your Colors!

HOUSE FOR SALE. This 4,000 square feet brick newly remodeled home has four bedrooms and three baths. The super master suite has a large walk in closet and a whirlpool, double vanity, master bathroom, shower, two regular sized bedrooms, meditation room, oversized den, butane burning fireplace with a blower, living room, dining room, kitchen, extra ordinary large office, carpet, hardwood, and ceramic floorings. Generator for entire house, washroom, double garage. Call for appointment. 601-638-3240. $175,000


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

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

Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211







35. Lots For Sale Mobile home lot with septic, electric, water, driveway, $10,000. Lot Porters Chapel Road, $25,000. Andrea Upchurch, Call 601-831-6490, Owner/ Agent. CLOSET PHOBIA?

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


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

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

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


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


2001 CHEVROLET SILVERADO Z-71. Extended cab, 4x4, leather, bedliner, runs and looks great. Low price! Robert, 601-4000229. Dealer. 2002 NISSAN XTERRA. Standard transmission, clean, runs and looks good! Great first car. Robert, 601400-0229. Dealer. 2003 BUICK CENTURY. Good condition. $5,500. 601-618-1860. 2004 Chevrolet Venture Van. Very low miles, very clean, runs great! Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible. Clean, runs and drives great, great for those sunny days! Call Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer.

2006 CHEVROLET TRAILBLAZER. Super clean, low miles, low price, must see! Call Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer.

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

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

1996 GMC Z-71. 4-wheel drive Diesel, Runs occasionally. $900. 601-4154200.

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

1995 GMC 4x4 truck. Long wheel base, good condition, 195,000 miles, rebuilt transmission, excellent motor. $4250. 601-529-7654.

2006 CHEVROLET COLORADO. Crew cab, Z-71 2 wheel drive package, very nice, one owner. Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer.


Simmons Lawn Service

40. Cars & Trucks

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


Dewey 601-529-9817


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

McMillin Real Estate



Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

Broker, GRI


Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.





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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Barnes Glass

Mortgage Loans

Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

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


Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134

207 SMOKEY LANE 2 bedroom, 1 bath, deposit and reference required $500 monthly 662-719-8901.

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

Looking for a new ride? Check our online listings today. Just go to

Carla Watson...............601-415-4179

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator

River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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.

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

Member FDIC

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

Finding the drums you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put ou listings online.

FHA & VA ! Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers

Licensed in MS and LA

1803 Clay Street

2150 South Frontage Road

RESIDENTIAL GRASS CUTTING Trimming, Blowing, Small Tree cutting, Bush Hogging. Cheapest in town. Free Estimates. 601-631-4052.

28. Furnished Apartments

Ask Us. !

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

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

30. Houses For Rent



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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


34. Houses For Sale 1101 SECOND NORTH. Needs renovation, large corner lot. Priced to sell $16,500. 678-571-8049.

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

LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

Classifieds Really Work!

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.

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

34. Houses For Sale

JUNK CARS: GET rid of those snake dens and rat dens. Bring them to us or we'll pick them up! 601-218-0038.


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


2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5 S Special Edition. Sunroof, low miles, very nice car! Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2006 NISSAN XTERRA Very good condition. 57,000 miles. $15,500. 601-618-1860 2007 DODGE NITRO R/T Edition. Leather, loaded, great price! Must see! Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2007 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE. Nice sports car, looks and runs great! Low price! Robert, 601-4000229. Dealer. 2008 CADILLAC CTS. Sunroof, heated and cooled leather seats, navigation, very nice and priced to move! Robert, 601-4000229. Dealer. 2008 COLORADO Extended Cab 16,500 miles, great condition. 601-6363609. 2009 VW BEETLE- red with black leather, very nice, great gas saver, low price! Robert, 601-4000229. Dealer. 2010 CHEVROLET IMPALA'S- 2 available, low miles, low payments with approved credit. Ask for Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer. 2010 JEEP WRANGLER Sport Unlimited. 4X4, 4 door with hard top, very nice. Great price! Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer 2010 NISSAN MAXIMA. White, sunroof, very clean, priced to move! Ask for Robert, 601-400-0229. Dealer.

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

Gary’s Cars for Less 3524 Hwy 61 South

601-883-9995 MUST SEE 1991 Buick Century custom, automatic, air and heat, 110,000 miles. Great condition. $3,500. 601-831-0343. NEED A RIDE? $1500 down, W-2's for 2010, current check stub, current phone bill (no prepaid), utility bill, 1 year on job! Call Robert today! 601-400-0229. Dealer.

No matter what type of ride you’re looking for, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments Utilities Paid • No Utility Deposit Required

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

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


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

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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


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