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Isle of Capri buying Rainbow By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com The Isle of Capri, which opened the first casino in Vicksburg in 1993, is returning to the city pending approval by the Mississippi Gaming Commission of its purchase of the Rainbow development for about $80 million.

‘All I can really say at this point is we’re excited to become a part of the Isle of Capri family.’

Isle of Capri announced the planned transaction Monday afternoon. The motive for the sale MIcKey Fedell has been cited rainbow sPokesman before. Rainbow had been the lone casino operated by Bally Technologies, owner Las Vegas-based Bally Techof Rainbow, and officials of

nologies, which specializes in developing slot machines and gaming software. In a conference call with investors Monday, Bally Chief Executive Officer Richard Haddrill said the sale of Rainbow “will allow us to concentrate on our core business.” “We have enjoyed a suc-

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By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com Informal comments will be received Friday before Vicksburg officials vote to lift restrictions on sales of beer and light wine enacted two years ago. Last fall, Mayor Paul Winfield said he would set a public hearing on the Vicksburg officials 2008 beer ordiwill accept comnance, which: ments before they • Banned vote to restore 24sales of beer hour beer sales singles from and sales from ice ice chests usually at the chests in stores. front of conveThe meeting will nience stores, begin at 10 a.m. and Friday in room • Banned 109 of the City sales between Hall Annex, 1415 the hours Walnut St. of 2 and 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and 2 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Monday, Winfield said a formal hearing is not required to eliminate an existing ordinance, but he said people may speak before the board vote. “People are going to show up for this,” Winfield said, “and I’ve always been inclined to allow people to speak even though it’s not a legal

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Sue Seratt, right, answers a question posed by Robin DeBraal of Los Angeles during a tour of the George Washington Ball House Monday, the last day of the four-week Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg.

Organizers pronounced the second year of Tapestry a success with an increase in visitors to the properties and exhibits. Earlier advertising was another reason cited. Story/A3

Corps to pay to move downtown water pipe ‘It needs to be done and, basically, we’re going to provide 100 percent funding and the city is going to decide where it goes.’

By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com The 36-inch water main below Washington Street destabilized by a March 26 land shift near Jackson Street will be rerouted under the city’s direction and paid for by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Corps spokesman Kavanaugh Breazeale said this morning. “It needs to be done and, basically, we’re going to provide 100 percent funding and the city is going to decide where it goes,” Breazeale said. A cost estimate and time line are still to be determined. A detailed

Kavanaugh Breazeale Corps spokesman agreement between the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen and Corps will follow. “We’ve got a plan about 90 percent in place,” said Vicksburg Public Works Director Bubba Rainer. “We’re out there today pulling manholes and trying to locate all the utilities that may come into play. We’ve got to have a route in place before we can get any cost estimates or talk about a

time line.” The pipe is the key feeder from the Port of Vicksburg well field and treatment facility into the city’s network serving 10,000 business and residential customers. Rainer said the city likely will divert the pipe east off Washington to Walnut Street and north of the shift site, likely around First East Street. On Walnut, the line would run parallel to its current

route for a few blocks before tying back into the Washington Street line somewhere south of the shift. “It’s going to be a difficult relocation,” said Rainer, who added engineering will have to be done before construction can begin, and a contractor will have to be hired to complete the job. The land shift — which left several 6-inch cracks in Washington Street and a sagging sidewalk — was discovered by a contract crew doing nearby groundwork on the Corps’ developing interpretive center and museum. City See Pipe, Page A7.

Tommy Moffett takes top police spot in Indianola By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Former Vicksburg Police Chief Tommy Moffett, replaced in July after Paul Winfield took office as mayor, began work Monday as interim police chief in Indianola, the Mississippi Delta town’s mayor said this morning. Moffett, 60, is to fill one of four key city positions and is expected

to apply to be the permanent chief, said Mayor Steve Rosenthal. He said he put Indianola’s police and fire chiefs and the city attorney and inspector on Tommy 90-day probation Moffett when he took office Jan. 1 to bring “a new direction” to

those departments. “Police chief was our main concern,” Rosenthal said of the post in charge of 25 sworn officers in the Sunflower County town of about 12,000 residents. He said he and city aldermen were impressed by Moffett’s law enforcement resume. “We did terminate our existing chief,” Rosenthal said. “We felt like (Moffett) would be the perfect candidate. His resume looked

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good.” Moffett, who said in December he hadn’t ruled out extending his law enforcement career, had retired with 36 total years experience as an officer, 24 of them as a chief. Moffett ran the Vicksburg Police Department for eight years until July 2009, when he was ousted on a split vote of the city

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Experienced cops to be paid more By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com The Vicksburg Police Department will have more money to offer recruits with previous law enforcement experience and a higher education, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided Monday. On Police Chief Walter Armstrong’s recommendation, the board approved paying recruits an extra 20 cents per hour for every year of experience they bring to the force — with a maximum $2 per hour in additional pay beyond the base wage of $13.65 per hour. Armstrong said the idea had been kicked around with former Human Resources Director Lamar Horton, who was fired in December, but had not previously come before the board. Additionally, recruits with an associate’s degree will get an extra 72 cents

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A fee-in-lieu of property taxes between Warren County and Ergon Refining Inc. has been set after a precise figure was confirmed by the Tax Assessor’s Office. For the 2010 tax year, Ergon will pay taxes based on onethird of the assessed value of the company’s ethanol plant it runs jointly with Bunge North America and its exclusively run refining arm, both on Haining Road at the Port of Vicksburg. The calculation totals $80,712,825 and is effective for 10 years, starting with tax year 2010. Based on this year’s millage rates, the taxes paid over the period will equal $1,484,429.92 paid to city, county and school district. Warren County supervisors OK’d terms of the agreement Monday. In July 2009, the company secured an inventory tax exemption on $3.6 million in goods shipped outside Mississippi from the ethanol plant. Both tax breaks stemmed from formal intentions signed in 2006 when construction began on the $126 million facil-

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ity. Approval of the substitute tax method was also secured from the Mississippi Development Authority. Supervisors cited a missed paperwork submission deadline last June for not acting on the propertyrelated exemption in time for the 2009 tax year. Bunge-Ergon LLC, which operates the ethanol plant, paid $53,838.42 in property taxes for 2009, according to tax records. More than $44,700 in property taxes was paid on other properties managed by Ergon’s refining, trucking, construction and marine and industrial supply operations. Officials with Ergon Inc., its Jackson-based parent company, has said it pays about $5 million in property, use and other taxes. Exemptions for industrial expansion, typically new equipment, are expected to be taken up by both Vicksburg and Warren County by the end of May. In 2009, such exemptions were green-lighted by both local governments for Anderson-Tully, Cooper Lighting and LeTourneau Technologies Inc.

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Israeli jazz musician Amir Gwirtzman performs Monday night at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. He performed with 20 woodwinds, horns, bagpipes and flutes for about 100 people. His routine consisted of

playing one instrument and instantly recording the instrumental part and then playing another part on top of the recorded part until he created a blend of rhythm, melody and harmony.

4th person jailed in ’09 burglary spree A traffic stop at Bazinsky Road and Lake Hill Drive Monday night led to a Vicksburg man being charged with possession of a stolen firearm. At 8:49 p.m., Clyde Mazie, 19, 3505 N. Washington St., was stopped by Vicksburg patrolmen for running a stop sign and arrested for having a .44-caliber Rossi handgun, which had been reported stolen on Jan. 29 from a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban in the 500 block of Adams Street, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. Mazie was at police headquarters this morning, Williams said. He is expected to be jailed without bond because he was already out on bond on seven counts of business burglary throughout the city last year. On March 3, he was accused of: • One break-in at Zips gas station, 887 U.S. 61 North, April 18; • Two, on March 21 and April 9, at Honeyz, Scentz & Fashionz, 3427 Halls Ferry Road; • One at Jubilee Smoke

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Break, 4749 U.S. 61 South, April 20; • One at Chevron gas station, 581 Fisher Ferry Road, April 10; • One at Dollar General, 4000 U.S. 61 South, April 20; • One at Port Mart Texaco, 1775 N. Washington St., April 20. Also charged in last year’s business burglaries after being returned to Vicksburg from Columbus, Ohio, were Mazie’s brother, Jeremy Mazie, 21, 902 Blossom Lane, on Nov. 9; and Derrick Williams, 30, of the same address, on Dec. 1. Tameka Gross, 30, 156 Elizabeth Circle, was arrested on April 29 and charged with receiving stolen property. She was released on bond from the Warren County Jail. Jeremy Mazie, charged with four counts of business burglary, and Williams, held on five counts, remained in the jail.

A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail on a probation violation, records showed. Charles Meekins, 35, 622 Adams St., was being held without bond.

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Car reported missing on Drummond Street A vehicle was reported missing from the 2800 block of Drummond Street Saturday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 7:55 p.m., a white 2002 Oldsmobile Alero valued at $8,000 was reported stolen.

Lawn equipment missing in county Lawn equipment was missing in a burglary reported in Warren County on Friday, records showed. A Stihl hedge trimmer valued at $300, a backpack blower valued at $400 and two Stihl weed cutters valued at $400 each were reported stolen from a tool shed in the 100 block of U.S. 80

Meeting Monday, Warren County supervisors: • Opened and closed a required public hearing on a retooled flood ordinance passed March 1.No comments were offered. Construction in areas considered flood-prone must be raised at least 18 inches above 100-year flood elevations, defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as places that have a 1 percent chance of flooding in any given year. Proposals for new subdivisions five acres in size or more than 50 lots must supply base flood elevation data when seeking county maintenance of new roads. • Declined action on criticism by Vicksburg resident Mark Werner concerning board attorney Randy Sherard. Werner did not disclose his complaint. Supervisors voted 3-2 to refer Werner to public library trustees. Sherard is an ex-officio member of that group. • Fired Kings Point Ferry pilot Mike Hart, whose license renewal was denied by the U.S. Coast Guard for medical reasons, Road Manager Richard Winans told supervisors. The vacancy leaves the ferry with two master pilots. • Approved seeking renewal of a Department of Public Safety Victims of Crime Act grant, which paid 80 percent of the salary for a third assistant district attorney last year. District Attorney Ricky Smith said $77,000 is available this year. • Approved invoices total-

ing $32,088.30 for engineering services to County Engineer John McKee and $5,520 for legal services to Sherard. • Approved an amendment to the Frequency Reconfiguration Agreement among Vicksburg, Warren County, Nextel and Southern Communications Services. • Approved payments associated with the Haining Road bridge replacement, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. They were: $50,454.18 to ABMB Engineers Inc.; $4,833.33 to Jimmy Gouras Urban Planning Consultants and a $152,902.18 pay estimate to builder Key LLC. Supervisors also OK’d a $35,000 budget adjustment to allow inspections of the site by a firm hired by Kansas City Southern Railway. • Approved payments associated with the Cherry Street bridge replacement, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. They were: $4,285.85 to ABMB Engineers Inc. and a $68,313.08 pay estimate to builder Dozer LLC. • Approved payments associated with the block grant-funded bayouclearing project, pending receipt of funds from the Mississippi Development Authority. They were: $8,004.02 to ABMB Engineers Inc.; a $735 pay estimate to Arrowhead Enterprises and $7,200 to Jimmy Gouras Urban Planning Consultants.

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churches St. Mark Freewill Baptist — Bible study, 6:30 Tuesdays; the Rev. Billy Bennett Jr., leader; 2606 Hannah St. Temple of Christ — Outreach Ministry Presentation, Evolv Health Water, noon and 5:30 p.m. Friday; youth service, 5:30 p.m. April 23; dance teams, youth choir, mime team; Delphine Taylor, pastor;

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clubs River City Mended Hearts — 5 tonight, River Region Medical Center room C; Dr. John Agnone, cardiovascular surgeon, speaker. Warren County Republican Party — Executive committee meeting, 5:30 tonight, Warren County Courthouse; visitors welcome. Vicksburg Home Builders — 6:30 tonight, Jacques’ Cafe; Sen. Briggs Hopson. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Andy Metz, Vicksburg District’s Mat Sinking Unit, speaker. Elks BPOE Lodge No. 95 — 7 p.m. Thursday; governing board and trustees meeting;

1366 U.S. 61 South. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; Mayor Paul Winfield, speaker. Military Order of the Purple Heart — 9 a.m. Thursday, Battlefield Inn; 601-629-8922. Vicksburg Toastmasters 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday, ITL, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596.

PublIc PrOGrAMs Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church; to stop binge eating; 601-6380011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134.

Organic Gardening — 12:15 p.m. Thursday; Faulk’s Garden Shop, 1118 Clay St.; Karen Williams, presenter; 601-6362832. Mixed Nuts! Night — 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Peterson’s Art & Antiques, 1400 Washington St.; presentations by Rob Mendrop, bamboo, and Ruth Wilkerson, beeswax candles. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, River Region West Campus Intensive Outpatient Room; 601-883-3849, 601-883-3624, 601-883-3290 or 601-636-3229. Celebrate Recovery — Support group, 6 p.m. Fridays, 1315 Adams St.; 601-6305070. Mosaics Workshop with Lin-

da Jackson — 10 a.m. Saturday-1 p.m. Sunday, Constitution Firehouse; bird feeders, pillars; materials furnished, may bring own rocks, broken pottery, etc.; $70 for VAA members, $75 for nonmembers; 601-415-4101 or 601638-7047. Linda Sweezer’s ”Why Me?” — A play about teens and peer pressure; 7 p.m. May 1, Warren Central High School; free admission, tickets required; 601-218-4160, 601638-1336 or 601-218-2479.

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Second Tapestry run wins kudos from organizers, B&Bs By Tish Butts tbutts@vicksburgpost.com Wrapping up the four-week second year of Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg, organizers labeled the 16-location tour a success due to a spike in this year’s attendance. Carolyn Stephenson, Annabelle Bed and Breakfast owner, said though she had no exact count, she could tell from reports of each tour location that 2010 numbers are higher than 2009’s debut of the more interactive series of events for visitors. She said she expects a complete calculation of attendance by the end of the week. “At the halfway point, we had almost twice the number we had last year at the halfway point,” Stephenson said. “It was much more successful. We were very, very pleased.” George Washington Ball House owner Betty Bullard attributed the increase to earlier preparation, presentations and good weather. “This is a brand new Vicksburg experience. We were

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George Washington Ball House owner Betty Bullard, left, gives a tour of the home Monday. open more this year — more hours of Tapestry presentations. That’s a big change,” Bullard said. “I don’t think we will ever have more cooperative weather.” She added visits to her home increased. “My biggest day

was 26 (people),” she said. “I think my biggest day was six last year.” Bullard said she saw visitors from Texas, Massachusetts, California, Arkansas, Wisconsin and Indiana. Also in town were Los Ange-

les residents Alan and Robin DeBraal. “We’re fans of old houses and a little Southern culture,” said Robin DeBraal. She said the couple went to the Bazsinsky House before touring The George Washington Ball House.

Along with visiting locations on the former pilgrimage tours, Tapestry offered demonstrations in quilt-making and Civil War-era surgical techniques, presentations of jewelry collections and documents from the slave trade in

Vicksburg. Bullard said organizers will keep the same concept for next year’s Tapestry but plan to start preparing and advertising earlier. Stephenson said organizers are considering another program later this year, as well as pushing Tapestry to start later next spring. Tapestry sold 485 tickets during the inaugural run. This year, events were every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from March 11 until Monday. Bill Seratt, executive director of Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, which worked with the bed and breakfast operators to organize Tapestry, said this morning that about $25,000 was spent on advertising this year in print, radio and television, compared with $17,500 in 2009. “This year we built a bigger program,” he said. “We are very pleased with the outcome. It’s a program that will grow year after year.”

Mississippi still has no OK to cut Medicaid payments By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Mississippi’s Medicaid program still hasn’t received federal permission to cut payments to doctors, dentists and other providers for the final three months of the budget year, the program’s spokesman said Monday. The chairman of the state Senate Public Health Committee, meanwhile, said the planned cuts for April, May and June are counterproductive. “It just further irritates the very people we need — the good doctors and the good dentists who are treating their fair share of Medicaid patients and doing the right thing,” Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, said Monday. Medicaid notified providers nearly two weeks ago that it intended to cut their payments for three months because of a shortfall in the state budget. Spokesman Francis Rullan said getting federal permission to make the temporary change could take up to 90 days, and there’s no way to know when Mississippi will find out if the change is approved or denied.

Legislators are out of session now, but will return April 20 to finish writing a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Some lawmakers want to put $14.6 million into Medicaid to restore the shortfall for the current year, but Republican Gov. Haley Barbour and the Republican chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo, said they consider all budget work to be finished for the current year. Medicaid reimbursements for dental services could be reduced 20 percent for April, May and June, according to a chart provided by the program. Payments for a wide range of providers, including nursing homes and pharmacists, could be cut 15 percent. Medicaid is a health coverage plan for the needy, aged, blind and disabled, and for low-income families with children. It is paid by state and federal money, and because

‘It just further irritates the very people we need — the good doctors and the good dentists who are treating their fair share of Medicaid patients and doing the right thing.’ Sen. Hob bryan D-Amory Mississippi is a poor state, it receives a generous federal contribution. About 21 percent of all Mississippians are covered by Medicaid. Medicaid said it has a $14.6 million shortfall for payments to providers for the state fiscal

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

JACK VIX SAYS: Markets are reacting well to the Rainbow transactions.

oLD PoST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 The Nogales Club building is thrown open. • Nellie Rea of Port Gibson is visiting Mrs. W.R. Hackett.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The checks to pay for land to be included in the Military Park — first received — are given to D. Ruffin and Simple Gadsden. • The Catholic Women’s League gives an egg hunt.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 “His First Valentine” and “Love Drops,” Edison pictures, are showing at the Lyric Theatre. • A. Lewis, of the Jackson ball club, is here to arouse some baseball interest.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Richard Dennis is run over by a delivery truck on Lane’s Hill and severely bruised. • Tom Crofton is chosen president of the Firemen’s Relief Association.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Minneapolis beats Vicksburg, 7 to 5. • Sam Shirley, buyer for Baer and Bros., returns from New York.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 R.E. Graham of Tulsa, Okla., is injured in an automobile accident north of the Yazoo River Bridge. • Every phase of fire department activity is being covered in a school for firemen that opens here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Vicksburg wins over Muskegon by a score of 16-10. • Howard Nettles is high gun with 46 out of 50 at the skeet shoot here.

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50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Stewart Granger stars in “Gun Glory” at the Joy Theatre. • Services are held for W.L. Peyton. • Initiation ceremonies are held by the local Knights of Columbus.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mrs. Anna Rose Lawler dies. • Services are held for Cleveland Owens. • Kurt Russell stars in “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes” at the Joy Theatre. • Mr. and Mrs. David C. Williams announce the birth of a daughter, Suzanne Yvette, on March 26.

It’s Economics 101 and Human Nature 101 President Barack Obama inherited a government in debt and a country in severe recession from big-spending Republicans who paid lip service only to economic principles. That’s providing him the foundation for even more spending, about which they have no standing to complain. It’s also a fertile backdrop for his belief that a big central government can fix everything. Want to solve the problems of the uninsured? No problem. Sign into law a bill that orders people to buy insurance. Want insurance companies to cover pre-existing health conditions? Just order it, with a law. There appears no aspect of American life that President Obama and Congress don’t want to control — no burden they will not ease — by imposing laws. If the buy-health-insurance mandate works, think how easy it should be to end homelessness. Obama and the Congress could simply pass a law that requires each couple or single adult to buy a house. And what of those who buy a

house and can’t afford it? Or if the value of the house declines, and they’re upside down in a mortgage? Maybe they buy a house and then lose a job. No worries, Obama has that covered already. New Obama proposals will address the existing foreclosure crisis — the one caused by various government inducements for people to buy houses they couldn’t afford. One idea involves having the federal government order lenders to slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for borrowers who have lost their jobs or write off mortgage amounts owed in excess of a home’s value. It’s brilliant. Back in the old days of free market reality, when many succeeded and many failed, Americans assessed their job security before taking out big loans. A bad decision would threaten their personal stability and credit. Today, there’s no need for concern about future ability to succeed and pay. Today, people in financial trouble have the protection of a president who will

order banks to stop demanding payments. Of course, all this leaves the men and women who worked multiple jobs, scrimped, saved and sacrificed wondering. Why should anyone bother paying any debt if the government will step in and order other taxpayers to “share the load.” What happens if this is no longer a country in which people have incentive to create and produce? No one in Washington seems to be thinking about that. It’s not about denying health care or celebrating foreclosures. It’s not about mean people who are greedy not wanting others to have success. It’s Economics 101 and Human Nature 101. If “winners” lose incentive to produce, because they live like everyone else, the country won’t have enough wealth to pay off its mounting debt. A country that consumes more than it produces, as a result of rewarding poor judgment and minimal performance, has a bleak financial future.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Anita Carlisle is chosen Elks Teen of the Month. • Kathy Kirby and Stephanie Woods are Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest winners at Culkin Elementary School. • Corey Donell Fisher celebrates his first birthday. • Shannon David Beswick is 3.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Gov. Ray Mabus visits Vicksburg for the grand opening of the Penco plant. • Bessie Putman, lifelong resident of Vicksburg, celebrates her 111th birthday. • Warren Central student Bart Schreiner signs a letter-of-intent in track with Mississippi State.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 The Chamber of Commerce hosts a customer service seminar. • Frank Phelps, Jack Dowe and Janelle Lee are elevated to the rank of deputy chief within the Vicksburg Police Department.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Nothing to fear from expanding health care for all Since my friend Robert Quimby invoked the name of my late aunt Sister Mary Eva Loyacono, R.S.M., I feel compelled to disagree with some of the assumptions and conclusions concerning health care insurance reform contained in his letter to the editor of March 28. My aunt, administrator of Mercy Regional Medical Center, was passionate about the availability of affordable health care for all. First, it is debatable as to whether we have the best health care “system” in the world. Yes, our technology and individual physicians are generally unsurpassed. However, a “system” is more than that. When 32 million citizens have no insurance, when even middle class families are thrown into bankruptcy because of illness, when insurance companies can cancel coverage after illness strikes or increase premiums at their whim, this part of the system is far from the best in the world and calls for reform. Quimby is admittedly “fearful” of the future in the Glenn Beck-sense, but I think that our country is the greatest and strongest in the world and capable of dealing with these problems. If you define socialism as any government involvement, then it

kelly

Loyacono

If you define socialism as any government involvement, then it is far too late since government paid 49 percent of every heath-related cost before this bill.

is far too late since government paid 49 percent of every heath-related cost before this bill. In order to be viable, the health care system must include all citizens, not just older and sicker ones. We are forced to buy auto insurance, to wear motorcycle helmets, to pay taxes, so we, as citizens, must do certain things that we might not do for our individual self-interest. The requirement that each of us pay for our insurance is neither “unconstitutional” nor “socialistic.” I think that we do have people in this administration who love our country as much as anyone in the past. In the list of great but unnamed statesmen of the past, I have the feeling that Quimby would not list either

Theodore or Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman or Lyndon Johnson. Yet, where would we be without the civil rights legislation, or corporate and consumer protections of their administrations? I personally think that the U.S. Post Service, the military and Social Security work pretty well; they have funding problems, but who or what doesn’t at the present time? How much do you have to pay USPS to deliver a single letter? Government is necessary in any society; it is neither good nor bad intrinsically, but it should be judged on how well it serves the needs of its citizens. That’s what debates and elections are for. I agree with Quimby that this particular bill will not cure all of the

shortcomings of our present health care system, but it is a start. If our primary goal is the reduction of cost, then the answer is obvious: a single-payer Medicare-like program for everyone is clearly the most cost-efficient. The delivery of health care has not always been profit-driven, and to rid the Gross National Product of the overhead and profit of private insurance companies would go a long way toward reducing total costs. Countries from Japan to Canada, Germany and Switzerland have acceptable health care systems, but none exceed 11 percent of their GNP, while we are at approximately 17 percent and rising. Even the Republican opponents admit that doing nothing is not an option, yet we have done nothing until now. Doing nothing will burden our children much more than this bill. I make no judgment on whether the insurance industry’s profits are in the national economic interest, but I do know that to remove the industry’s administrative costs, advertising, political contributions and profit would leave more money for direct care of all citizens. Medicare overhead is many times less than private insurance company’s profit and over-

head. If only one person dies because of his inability to afford health care or if one hardworking family loses everything due to a medical bankruptcy, that should be unacceptable to us as Americans. I applaud rational and reasoned discussion of our nation’s many problems, but I think we must be positive about our future and our ability to solve these problems. “Figures don’t lie...” as Robert quoted. We must remember that an uninsured person will cost the rest of us money because someone is going to have to pay. I have dealt with insurance companies in all of my professional life as well as personally, and I think that it is their purpose to collect premiums and to pay as few claims as possible. I tend to think that an expanded Medicare system for all American citizens is the most efficient way to go. But, I am for any pragmatic solution which improves most of the problems in our present delivery system. •

Kelly Loyacono is an attorney who practices in Vicksburg.


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

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Entergy backs out of plan to merge nuclear plants NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Power generator Entergy on Monday said it was canceling its plan to spin off five nuclear plants into a separate company. The plan has encountered opposition since it was announced nearly two years ago. The decision comes after New York regulators rejected the plan last month. Entergy, based in New Orleans, said it will record a charge of 40 to 45 cents per share — $75.6 million to $85.1

million — for costs associated with unwinding the proposal. The plants are in New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Michigan. The company said it decided to call off the deal given the potential for the legal process to continue for an extended period. The New York Public Service Commission acted after its staff determined the deal wasn’t in the public interest, primarily because the resulting company, Enexus Energy

Corp., would be saddled with too much debt. The commission worried that if the company became insolvent and couldn’t operate the plants, the public would be affected because the energy market would have to scramble to replace that power, and rates would go up. Entergy announced the plan in August 2008. The company wanted to take full advantage of being able to sell power on spot markets, but worried that prices can fall as quickly as

they can rise and that could lead to credit downgrades and higher interest costs for the company. The reactors generate electricity sold into wholesale markets as opposed to Energy’s traditional utility business that provides electricity for its 2.7 million customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy is the primary electricity provider for homes and businesses in Warren County. Critics also worried that

not enough money would be set aside to mothball nuclear reactors at the end of their life spans and that taxpayers would get stuck with the bill. In Vermont, the company has been trying to get the license for its Yankee plant extended by 20 years while fighting calls to shut it because of leaks of the radioactive isotope tritium that have contaminated soil and groundwater. The leaks have been stopped, and there is no indication that it got into drinking water or the nearby

Connecticut River. Besides the Yankee plant in Vernon, Vermont, the other plans that included in the deal would have been the Pilgrim Nuclear Station near Plymouth, Massachusetts, the James A. Fitzpatrick station in Oswego County, New York, two units at the Indian Point Energy Center in Westchester County, New York, and Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan. Entergy is based in New Orleans.

School board revamps Coast lab tackles red snapper production back before lawmakers Something new

OCEAN SPRINGS (AP) — A 5,260-square-foot building under construction on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Cedar Point site is designed to play a vital role in red snapper stock enhancement. Red snapper is considered one of the most valuable species in the Gulf of Mexico and is also labeled as “overfished” by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Jason Lemus, research associate and hatchery manager at Cedar Point, which is part of the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, said that once the building is completed in 2011, it will be unique in the nation in red snapper development. Even the current program operating in a temporary building is at the forefront of snapper rearing programs, he said. One key is the tiny creature called copepods, which infant snapper eat, he said. “These critters are key to red snapper aquaculture,” Lemus said. “This is what separates our program from anybody else in the states. We are the only program that grows copepods in numbers sufficient to culture red snapper. So, we

The associated press

Jason Lemus, research associate and hatchery manager at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory’s Cedar Point site in Ocean Springs, stands among 12 rearing tanks. should all feel proud Mississippi has something other people don’t have.” The snapper stock enhancement program is funded by the university, Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and NOAA, he said. Wild fish are caught by line, induced to spawn and within 100 days 4- to 6-inch long red snappers are produced, he said. The fish are large enough

to be tagged and released into the wild, he said. Once the $1.3 million NOAAfunded red snapper laboratory is up and running it will produce 70,000 to 180,000 fish per year, he said. Lemus said red snapper now cost more than dollar each to raise. By comparison, commercially raised red drum cost 17 cents each, he said. “We know a little bit, but we

have a long ways to go,” he said of red snapper production. For fishermen, the stock enhancement is behind tightening catch rules. The National Marine Fisheries recently proposed a 54-day snapper season in 2010 that would start June 1 and end July 24. The daily limit would be two fish. “Our goal for stock enhancement is to develop a responsible and cohesive strategy to assist in rebuilding or maintaining fish populations,” Lemus said. GCRL also has programs to rear speckled trout and striped bass, but Lemus said snapper are the most difficult fish to produce. The snapper larvae are “very delicate and difficult to grow.” Some commercial and recreational fishermen, and scientists dispute the “overfished” status given red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Thomas McIlwain, project director at GCRL, has said the nation’s wild catch is at its maximum point. “One of the key issues is that almost 20 years ago, wild capture fisheries capped out. We are not harvesting from the wild any more fish than we did 20 years ago,” said McIlwain.

BATON ROUGE (AP) — A Baton Rouge lawmaker has revived his efforts to overhaul local school board laws by limiting board members’ authority and their elected terms, but he’s tweaked the ideas after they didn’t make it out of the House last year. Rep. Steve Carter said he hopes the changes, which he developed over a year of talking to school leaders across the state, will help garner support for his effort to lessen local school board members’ interference in the day-to-day personnel decisions of school superintendents. Carter, R-Baton Rouge, told the Baton Rouge Press Club he dropped ideas he didn’t think could pass and adjusted others. “We’ve made a real effort this year to try to simplify it,” said Brigitte Nieland, with the

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, which is again pushing the legislation. For example, a measure designed to cut down on school board meddling in hiring and firing decisions was scaled back. Gone is language that would make the interference comparable to malfeasance in office. Also gone is a requirement that local superintendents be required to report violations to the local district attorney or face charges of malfeasance in office. The second school board proposal that would have enacted term limits on local school board members was changed so it would require elections in each school district to determine whether term limits should be imposed in the district. A House committee hearing on the term limits bill is set for Wednesday.

Brandon OKs anti-smoking law BRANDON (AP) — Citing health concerns as the top reason, Brandon officials have unanimously passed an antismoking ordinance. Brandon’s ban on smoking in public places, such as res-

taurants and stores, is the first in Rankin County. The ordinance also bans smoking within 15 feet of a building. It takes effect in early May. The ban was passed Monday.

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Tammy Davenport, P.T., D.P.T. Doctor of Physical Therapy Good Samaritan Physical Therapy

William E. Johnston, M.D. Family Medicine - General Practice Mission Primary Care Clinic

My doctor told me that I have frozen shoulder. What caused it and will therapy help?

How Do I know if I have swimmer’s ear?

Answer: The cause of frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is unknown, but it usually involves an underlying inflammatory process. The capsule surrounding the shoulder joint thickens and contracts. This leaves less space for the upper arm bone (humerus) to move around. Frozen shoulder can also develop after a prolonged immobilization because of trauma or surgery to the joint. A program of physical therapy, often combined with home exercises and other therapies, can help to stretch and restore motion and function. Stretching exercises should be preformed several times a day.

Michael Jones, R.Ph. Helping Hands Pharmacy It is OK to take leftover antibiotics to treat a current infection?

Answer: You should never use any leftover antibiotics to treat a current infection. The various antibiotics that are available are effective only against specific bacteria, so do not assume that the leftover medication will take care of your current infection. Your physician should determine the cause of your infection and prescribe appropriate treatment. It also is important to note that any time you are prescribed an antibiotic, you should take all the medicine you are given on the schedule your doctor provides – even when you start to feel better. Unless your doctor tells you to discontinue the antibiotic, you should not have any left over. Not finishing the prescription means some bacteria could survive and possibly come back even stronger. The surviving bacteria can then become resistant to the antibiotic, make the infection worse and make it harder to treat.

Answer: Swimmer’s ear may start with some itching, but try not to scratch because this can worsen the infection. Ear pain is the most common sign of swimmer’s ear. Even touching or bumping the outside of the ear can hurt. The infection also could make it harder to hear with the infected ear because of the swelling that happens in the ear canal. If a doctor thinks you have swimmer’s ear, he or she will help you get rid of the infection. To do that, the doctor will probably prescribe eardrops that contain an antibiotic to kill the bacteria. If you have a big problem with swimmer’s ear or you’re a child who’s always in the water, the doctor may suggest ways for you to protect yourself. For instance, your mom or dad can get some special drops to put in your ears after swimming to dry up the water in there.

Dr. Paul D. Murry Chiropractic Physician River City Chiropractic Clinic, LLC I sit in front of a computer most of the day. Why do my neck and shoulders hurt if my job doesn’t involve any physical labor? Answer: The back is engineered in such a way that the three spinal curves must be kept in balanced alignment. And, while physical activities that involve quick and varied head movements subject the neck to considerable stress, probably the worst daily insult comes from poor posture. This can exert strain on both muscles and ligaments that makes them more vulnerable to injury. The “forward head posture” (demonstrated by workers slouched over computers) puts a great deal of strain on the neck and shoulders that have to support the weight of your head. This imbalance can be removed by encouraging the body into an erect position, eliminating the strain on the neck and shoulder area. If pain persists, consult a chiropractor to see if chiropractic can help you.

Janet S. Fisher, DMD, PA General Dentistry

Kay K. McDaniel, N.P.-C. Mission Primary Care Clinic

Why should I save my tooth with a root canal instead of having it pulled?

How can I keep from getting cold sores?

Answer: Several reasons should be considered when making this choice. If a tooth is extracted other teeth may move or shift causing spaces to form between your teeth which can trap food and change the appearance of your smile. Of course teeth are important in helping chew food. Loss of a tooth can decrease your ability to properly chew. If a front tooth is extracted it causes an esthetic problem. These are some of the reasons to save a tooth rather than having it extracted. Root canal therapy is not always an option. Sometimes due to severe decay or a large amount of missing tooth structure your only option may be to have the tooth extracted.

Answer: Although having a cold sore isn’t a big deal, it’s a good idea to try to keep cold sores as far away as possible. If someone you know has a cold sore don’t kiss him or her and don’t drink out of the same glass or use the same knife, fork or spoon. Sharing towels, washcloths, or napkins is off-limits, too, because the virus may survive on the fabric. For some, too much stress, too much time in the sun, or getting sick can cause cold sores to reappear. Eating well, getting enough rest and learning how to deal with stress are important things you can do to help prevent cold sores. Putting sunblock, lip balm and sunscreen on the face before going out in the sun may help prevent cold sores from reappearing in kids who tend to get them.


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View of the tipple near the scene of a mine explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

mine disasters • 2007: Six miners, three rescuers killed in collapses at the Crandall Canyon mine in Emery County, Utah, owned by a subsidiary of Murray Energy. • 2006: 12 killed in a methane explosion at the Sago Mine in West Virginia owned by International Coal Group. • 2006: Five killed in an explosion at the Kentucky Darby No. 1 Mine in Harlan County, Ky. • 2001: 13 killed in explosions at a Jim Walter Resources Inc. mine in Brookwood, Ala. • 1992: Eight killed in an explosion at a Southmountain Coal Co. mine in Norrisk is highest because the air then is heavier and methane is harder to vent out of the mine. “Normally we’re holding our breath to get through January and February,” he said. Stricklin said officials had hoped some of the missing

ton, Va. • 1989: 10 killed in an explosion at a Pyro Mining Co. mine in Wheatcroft, Ky. • 1986: Five killed when a coal pile collapses at Consolidation Coal Co.’s mine in Fairview, W.Va. • 1984: 27 killed by a fire at Emery Mining Corp.’s mine in Orangeville, Utah. • 1976: 26 killed by explosion at Scotia Mine, Blue Diamond Coal Co., Oven Fork, Ky. • 1970: 38 killed by explosion at Finley Coal Co., Hyden, Ky. • The nation’s single deadliest mining disaster was in 1907, when 362 were killed in an explosion near Monongah, W.Va.

survived the blast and were able to reach airtight chambers stocked with food, water and enough oxygen for them to live for four days. However, rescue teams checked one of two such chambers nearby and it was empty. The buildup of toxic methane gas

— a constant problem at the mine — and of carbon monoxide prevented teams from reaching other chambers, officials said. A total of 31 miners were in the area during a shift change when the blast happened, officials said. Some may have died in the blast and others when they breathed in the gas-filled air, Stricklin said. Eleven bodies had been recovered and identified, but the other 14 have not, said Manchin, who returned to the state after being out of town. Names weren’t released publicly, but Manchin said three of the dead are all members of the same family. “Everybody’s just heartbroken over this and the impact on these families,” said mine safety director Joe Main, who was headed to West Virginia. It is the most people killed in a U.S. mine since 1984, when 27 died in a fire at Emery Mining Corp.’s mine in Orangeville, Utah. If the four missing bring the total to 29, it would be the most killed in a U.S. mine since a 1970 explosion killed 38 at Finley Coal Co., in Hyden, Ky.

Toyota faces $16M fine, accused of hiding defect WASHINGTON — The government accused Toyota of hiding a “dangerous defect” and proposed a record $16.4 million fine on Monday for failing to quickly alert regulators to safety problems in gas pedals on popular models such as the Camry and Corolla. The proposed fine, announced Monday by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is the most the government could levy for the sticking gas pedals that have led Toyota to recall millions of vehicles. There could be further penalties under continuing federal investigations. The Japanese automaker faces private lawsuits seeking many millions more. Toyota Motor Corp. has recalled more than 6 million vehicles in the U.S., and more than 8 million worldwide, because of acceleration problems in multiple models and braking issues in the Prius hybrid. Documents obtained from the automaker show that Toyota knew of the problem with the sticking gas pedals in late September but did not issue a recall until late January, LaHood said. The sticking pedals involved 2.3 million vehicles. “We now have proof that Toyota failed to live up to its legal obligations,” LaHood said in a statement. “Worse yet, they knowingly hid a dangerous defect for months from U.S. officials and did not take action to protect millions of drivers and their families.” For those reasons, LaHood said, the government is seeking a fine of $16.375 million, the maximum penalty possible. That dwarfs the previous record: In 2004, General Motors paid a $1 million fine for responding too slowly on a recall of nearly 600,000 vehicles over windshield wiper failure. Toyota did not say whether

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3 charged in bullying to skip arraignment NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Attorneys are expected to appear in court on behalf of three Massachusetts teenagers charged in the bullying of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide. Arraignment is set for today in Hampshire Superior Court for 17-year-old Sean Mulveyhill and Kayla Narey of South Hadley and 18-year-old Austin Renaud of Springfield. Mulveyhill and Renaud are charged with statutory rape. Charges against Mulveyhill and Narey include civil rights violations and harassment. None are expected to appear in court. Their attorneys will represent them. They are among nine teens charged in what prosecutors said was the “unrelenting” bullying of Phoebe Prince at South Hadley High School. Prince committed suicide Jan. 14.

Police: Woman killed over Easter attire spat COLUMBUS, Ohio — A woman shot her cousin to

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MONTCOAL, W.Va. (AP) — A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades. Four others were missing today, their chances of survival dimming as rescuers were held back by poisonous gases that accumulated near the blast site, about 1.5 miles into the complex. Rescuers prepared to drill three shafts going down over 1,000 feet each to release methane and carbon monoxide that chased them from the mine after the blast Monday afternoon, Gov. Joe Manchin said. The explosion rocked Massey Energy Co.’s sprawling Upper Big Branch mine, about 30 miles south of Charleston, which has a history of violations for not properly ventilating the highly combustible methane, safety officials said. Manchin said at an early morning news briefing that while drilling on at least one of the three holes was slated to begin soon, it would take perhaps 12 hours before the drilling was complete and rescue teams could be sure of their safety in the mine, meaning the search wasn’t expected to resume before 6 p.m. “It’s going to be a long day and we’re not going to have a lot of information until we can get the first hole through,” Manchin said. The drills need to bore through about 1,100 feet of earth and rock, he said. “All we have left is hope, and we’re going to continue to do what we can,” Kevin Stricklin, an administrator for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, said at a news conference. “But I’m just trying to be honest with everybody and say that the situation does look dire.” Manchin said investigators still don’t know what ignited the blast, but that methane likely played a part in the explosion. Although spring explosions are rare, winter months are usually when the

    

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49 killed, more than 160 hurt in Baghdad bombings BAGHDAD (AP) — At least five bombs ripped through apartment buildings across Baghdad today and another struck a market, killing 49 people and wounding more than 160, authorities said. The explosions were the latest in a five-day spree of attacks in and around the capital that have killed at least 119

people. The violence, which has largely targeted families and homes, is reminiscent of the sectarian bloodshed that tore Iraq apart from 2005 to 2007 and prompted the United States to send tens of thousands more troops to the front lines. But even since that time, sectarian violence and attacks

on civilians have flared in cycles, especially surrounding important events such as the election. Iraqi and U.S. officials both blamed the latest spike in attacks on al-Qaida insurgents seizing on gaping security lapses created by the political deadlock that has gripped the country since its March 7 par-

liamentary election failed to produce a clear winner. “This is blamed on the power vacuum of course, and on how democracy is being raped in Iraq,” former prime minister Ayad Allawi told The Associated Press in an interview. His political coalition, Iraqiya, came out ahead in last month’s vote, narrowly edging Prime

Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s bloc by just two seats. He also raised the prospect that the country’s political impasse could last for months as both sides try to cobble together the majority needed to govern. “It could either be formed in two months or it could last four or five months,” he said.

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and Corps officials immediately began working to stabilize the pipe by pushing tons of sand against the base of the slide and sealing up the roadway. The museum is set to open next year, just south of where the 1,450ton MV Mississippi IV was placed in 2007. Breazeale said work on the museum has been halted for the time being, but added there’s no way of knowing yet if it will delay the anticipated 2011 opening. “The construction of the main building by that wall (where the

land shift occurred) will be put on hold — really, until everybody feels that it is safe to continue,” he said. No water service has been lost in the city since the pipe’s stability was compromised, but city emergency management officials have suggested residents keep a threeday supply of bottled water on hand. Meanwhile, organizers of Riverfest, which will kick off Friday, April 16, said this morning the city has asked that the band stage, previously at China and Washington, be

moved to South and Washington, three blocks south. The city board is expected to discuss the stage move Friday. Riverfest President Erin Hern said the 42nd annual Vicksburg-Warren County Riverfest Arts & Crafts Show will not be affected by the water main, and will once again be held near City Hall along Walnut, South and Crawford streets on Saturday of the festival weekend. The free daytime entertainment offerings along Washington Street will also go on as scheduled, she said.

board following Winfield’s election. Previously, he had led the Biloxi Police Department for 16 years. Moffett was unavailable this morning due to a medical appointment, Rosenthal said. Moffett is the first person to fill the recent vacancies in Indianola city government who was not either from the town or employed there; assistants have taken over the fire chief and inspector posts and a local attorney has been named interim board counsel, Rosenthal said. Advertisements to fill all four posts on a full-time basis run this week, Rosenthal said.

Continued from Page A1. bow, the fourth and final casino to open in the initial round of construction after Mississippi opened coastal and Mississippi River counties to casinos in 1990, has about 300 employees, 830 slot machines, 10 table games, an 89-room hotel and two restaurants. “All I can really say at this point is we’re excited to become a part of the Isle of Capri family,” said Rainbow spokesman Mickey Fedell. The Isle of Capri, a company founded when riverboat gambling was approved in Iowa, opened the first Vicks-

burg location by docking a boat and a barge on property at 3390 Washington St., in August 1993. Over the next several months, it was joined by Harrah’s, Ameristar and Rainbow. Gradually, the Isle of Capri added a permanent casino structure and hotel. In February 2006, the Isle sold its Vicksburg holdings to privately held Legends Gaming, which changed the casino’s name to DiamondJacks and has operated it since. Based in St. Louis, Isle of Capri operates 15 casinos in six states under four brands,

including the lone casino in Natchez and others in Biloxi and Lula. In October 2006, it was announced that Bally had hired a firm to sell its 35,000-square-foot riverfront property at 1380 Warrenton Road. However, in August 2007 the company announced it was pulling the casino from the market. When it opened in July 1994, Rainbow Casino was the only development south of the Mississippi River bridges. Since then, Riverwalk Casino opened next door in October 2008.

With the transaction, only Ameristar remains under original ownership. Harrah’s sold and is now Horizon. Bally’s sale of Rainbow to Isle of Capri has been approved by directors of both companies and the transaction is expected to close by June 30. Shares of Bally stock rose on news of the sale Monday by $1.43, or 3.5 percent, to $42.33. Isle of Capri shares climbed 71 cents, or 8.8 percent, to $8.76.

children; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Tallulah with the Rev. John Rushing officiating. Burial will follow at Silver Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at CrothersGlenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah. Pallbearers will be Paul Meeks, Eric Givens, Grady Erwin Jr., Jim Brown, Larry McKaskill and Charles David McKaskill. Honorary pallbearers will be Skeet Osborne, Charlie Jobe, Dick Brown, Dr. L.P. Neumann Jr. and deacons and members of Fellowship Sunday school class at First Baptist Church.

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Alfred Gordon Batchelor Alfred Gordon Batchelor died Friday, April 2, 2010, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. He was 88. Mr. Batchelor lived in Vicksburg and Bovina for most of his life. He was a career soldier, having attained the rank of master sergeant and was a decorated veteran of World War II. He served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Following the service, he worked for Broward Correctional Institution. He was a member of the VFW and St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Earl Batchelor. Survivors include a brother, George Batchelor of Tallulah; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Cemetery in Bovina.

Richard A. Elwart ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Richard A. Elwart died Saturday, April 3, 2010, at his home. He was 63. Mr. Elwart was born in Des Plaines, Ill., and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Prayers will be said Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home in Arlington Heights. Mass will be at 11 at Our Lady of the Wayside Church. Burial will follow at St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Ritaclare Elwart of Arlington Heights; two sons, Brian Elwart of Brookefield, Ill., and David Elwart of Plainfield, Ill.; a brother, Steven Elwart of Vicksburg; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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LOCAL FORECAST thursday-friday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid70s, lows in the lower 40s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; lows in the lower 60s

Rainbow cessful, 16-year run owning and operating Rainbow Casino, and have made a number of improvements to the facility which have enabled it to grow its business, even in a very competitive environment,” Haddrill said. “We feel confident that under the ownership of Isle of Capri, Rainbow and its employees will be in very competent hands.” Details such as whether the new owners will continue to use the Rainbow name, brand the site as an Isle of Capri or select another name were not available. Rain-

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Erma Sadler Evans Erma Sadler Evans died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 79. Born in Vicksburg, Mrs. Evans was the daughter of the late Frank Sadler and Della Brown Sadler. She was a graduate of Redwood High School and the Mercy Hospital-Street Memorial Nursing Program, where she received her registered nurse degree. She retired from the Mercy Regional Medical Center with 30 years of service as a registered nurse. Mrs. Evans was a member of the Vicksburg Chapter of the Red Carpet Sam Camping Club and Immanuel Baptist Church, where she was active in many of the church programs. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Max E. Evans; two daughters, Evelyn L. Jones of Vicksburg and Nancy D. Goldman and her husband, Robert, of Wesson; two sons, Max E. Evans Jr. of Forest and Gregory K. Evans and his wife, Jo, of Vicksburg; 10 grandchildren, Josh Evans, Jessica Cockroft, Brannon Jones, Taylor Jones, Paula Kirby, Chad Gordy, Krystal Evans, Keith Evans, Katie Safley and Jon Robert Goldman; eight greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Barfield of Addison, Texas, and Mildred Pugh and her husband, Kim, of Woodbury, Tenn.; and a brother, Frank Sadler Jr. and his wife, Norma, of DeRidder, La. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jean Anderson; and a brother, Clint Sadler. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Riles Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Brumfield, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service. Pallbearers will be Brannon Jones, Taylor Jones, Jon Robert Goldman, Matt Safley, Chad Gordy and Josh Evans. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Immanuel Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church,

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Joe Johnson Joe Johnson died Monday, April 5, 2010, at his home. He was 64. Mr. Johnson was a retired meter reader for the City of Vicksburg. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Wilmer Rozell Roper TALLULAH — Wilmer Rozell Roper died Monday, April 5, 2010, at the Madison Parish Hospital in Tallulah. He was 94. Born in Epps, La., Mr. Roper had lived in Tallulah for 73 years. He was a retired merchant and a member of First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Roper of Tallulah; two daughters, Ann Roper Powell of Tallulah and Wylma Roper Norred of McKinney, Texas; one son, William “Pete” Roper of Tallulah; two sisters, Erma Gladys Taylor of Tallulah and Minnie Mary Bullock of Gonzales, La.; a brother, Frank Edward Roper of New Orleans; nine grand-

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Services for Alexander Slaughter Sr. will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Malcolm O’Leary officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Rosary will be tonight from 6 until 7. Mr. Slaughter died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at his home. He was 87. A Warren County native, Mr. Slaughter retired from the Vicksburg National Military Park after 23 years of service. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in World War II. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 84º Low/past 24 hours............... 65º Average temperature......... 75º Normal this date................... 63º Record low..............35º in 1891 Record high............86º in 1911 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 0.48 inch Total/year.............. 13.47 inches Normal/month......1.15 inches Normal/year........ 17.46 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active..........................12:43 A.M. Most active................. 6:55 P.M. Active............................. 1:06 P.M. Most active.................. 7:18 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:25 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:26 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:44

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 40.5 | Change: N/C Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 20.6 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.4 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 21.1 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 10.8 | Change: -1.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 13.9 | Change: +0.9 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................81.5 River....................................88.2

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On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d minutes from Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. • Received bids for weed control at six sites in the city from Johnny Edwards, Jack Ross Weed Control, Weed Pro, Hardy’s Landscape Management and Progressive Solutions. • Received bids for grass cutting at 40 properties from William Nelson, River Care Maintenance, Freedom Enterprises, Turf Tiger Lawn Care, Turf Pro Lawn Service, Grass Masters, A1 Lawn Service, Blades of Grass, Circle J Lawn Care, H&O Enterprises and Davis Contractors. • Received a bid for the sale of discarded appliances from Vicksburg Recycling, at $147.50 per ton. • Awarded a bid for concession stand operation from Roscoe Lee Inc. of Edwards, at $600 per month for the franchise at Halls Ferry Park and City Park during adult softball games. • OK’d moving forward with work to rehab the taxiway and reconstruct an apron at the Vicksburg Municipal Airport. Both projects are funded by federal dollars requiring a 2.5 percent local match. • OK’d a contract with Geographic Computer Technologies LLC at $450 per month for three months. • OK’d an agreement with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency to allow for interoperabil-

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Vicksburg fire Inspector Leslie Decareaux and Mississippi Fire Marshal Mike Chaney laugh Monday during a meeting of the City of Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Chaney was congratulating Decareaux for solving a case in which Leroy Evans, ity with the Vicksburg emergency responder radio system. • OK’d renting the Vicksburg Convention Center during the 74th Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Conference on June 2-5, 2011, at a cost of $8,805.

32, 1762 Mississippi 27, was arrested Feb. 9 and charged with setting eight fires in Vicksburg since 2000. Evans was a volunteer with the Bench Fire Station in Utica.

• OK’d a budget modification for the fiscal year 2010 Mississippi Leadership Council on Aging grant program. • Accepted the donation of 200 concrete blocks from The Home Depot for the fire department train-

ing tower in Waltersville. • Discussed dilapidated building and overgrown lot codes, and OK’d cutting or clearing work at 1223 Forrest St. • OK’d a $300 advertisement for Miss Vicksburg 2010 De’Lisha Wiggins,

a $1,000 advertisement for the American Cancer Society for the 2010 Relay for Life and April Vicksburg Main Street Program advertising at $2,438. • OK’d the following requests from the BluzCruz river kayak marathon to be held April 17 in conjunction with Riverfest: $500 sponsorship, permission to use the north boat ramp at City Front and use of restrooms at Catfish Row. • OK’d $34,409.92 to VicksburgWarren 911 for the city’s 65 percent share of dispatchers salaries, matching benefits and insurance for March. In closed session, the board: • OK’d new hires: three in the right of way department, two in the gas department, two in the ambulance department and 15 temporary hires in the recreation department; one rehire in the fire department; one transfer in the building maintenance department; and one pay adjustment in the court services department and two in the fire department. • Accepted one resignation in the police department, and one in the right of way department. • Discussed one personnel matter in the landscaping department, and one in purchasing. • Discussed one potential litigation matter. The board is to meet next at 10 a.m. Friday in room 109 of the City Hall Annex, 1415 Walnut St.

Beer Continued from Page A1. requirement.” The ordinance was approved unanimously by the mayor and aldermen under former Mayor Laurence Leyens at the request of former Police

Chief Tommy Moffett and former Deputy Chief Richard O’Bannon. The former chiefs presented 2007 statistics that linked late-night drinking and loitering to an increase

in crimes such as DUIs, fights and homicides. Winfield, who took office in July, has maintained those statistics do not truly reflect the relation between late

night beer sales and violent crime. He said it is a store owner’s responsibility to maintain order at a business, and said better control of loitering in parking lots would

10 years of experience will start at $17.09 per hour. Armstrong said the department currently has about 80 officers, and is four shy of reaching full force capacity for the current budget. He said the new pay incentives should also help retention within the department. “We have a lot of officers who leave the police department after we have trained them,” he said. “We have very few with experience and education who actually come over to Vicksburg (from other departments).” Armstrong said the city pays approximately $3,000 per officer for training at the state police academy, and also pays their salaries while they train. Mayor Paul Winfield vowed last month to freeze all non-

merit raises of the city’s approximately 525 employees, but said the pay incentives for the police department were worth offering if they can attract better officers. “We need to make our department as attractive as we can to get the most qualified talent out there,” he said. “Our goal is to have the best police department in the state, and this policy will help us get there.” The base pay for sergeants

in the police department is $18.05 per hour, $19.98 for lieutenants and $21.91 for captains. In February, the department promoted five officers to sergeant — a first after nearly a decade with no promotions in the department — which Armstrong said was also done, in part, to attract new recruits and aid in retention. South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman was absent from Monday’s meeting, leaving

Police Continued from Page A1. per hour over the base wage, while those with a bachelor’s will get $1.15 more. A master’s degree will get a new recruit an extra $1.44 per hour. Those pay addons have been in effect since 2002, however, until Monday recruits had to get a year of experience under their belts in Vicksburg before getting the extra pay for their education. It will now be tacked onto their pay the day they join the Vicksburg force. “I’m trying to recruit officers who are already certified and well-educated to come and work for my department,” Armstrong told the board. “I need more than $13.65 an hour to offer them.” With the adjustments approved Monday, an officer who comes to Vicksburg with a master’s degree and

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SPORTS tue sDAY, April 6, 2010 • SE C TIO N B PUZZLES B6 | CLASSIFIEDS B7

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

UConn aims for NCAA title Tonight, 7:30 p.m. TV: ESPN Preview/B3

Stark’s homers torpedo Gators

Porters Chapel gets blown out by Trinity By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

J-Hey adds to legend

Jason Heyward bombs a three-run homer in an Opening Day victory. Baseball roundup/B3

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL PCA at Russell Christian Today, 6

PREP SOFTBALL WC at Brookhaven Today, 6:15 VHS hosts Lawrence Co. Thursday, 6

The Vicksburg Gators had an answer for everything Northwest Rankin threw at them Monday night. Well, almost everything. Mississippi State signee Taylor Stark hit three home runs and finished 5-for-5 with five RBIs and four runs scored to lead Northwest Rankin to a wild 13-9 win over the Gators at Bazinsky Field. Stark has had four twohomer games in his career but never a three-homer game. He led the Cougars with six home runs last season, but had hit only two in 2010 before Monday’s outburst. “He hit a fastball, a curveball and a changeup out. He had a heck of a night,” Vicks-

mErEdiTh spEncEr•The Vicksburg PosT

Vicksburg ace pitcher Jacob Thomas delivers a pitch against Northwest Rankin at Bazinsky Field Monday. burg coach Jamie Creel said. “Nothing we did seemed to matter. He’s just a great player.” Stark hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, a solo shot in the sixth and another tworun homer in the seventh.

His first two home runs gave Northwest the lead back after Vicksburg had rallied from three and four runs down to take the lead and then tie it. His last, a highSee VHS, Page B3.

Trinity Episcopal broke out some big bats to blast Porters Chapel Monday night at Pierce Field. The Natchez-based school got three runs each from a pair of home runs and a triple to pound PCA 15-1 in six innings. With Trinity moving down from the MAIS Class AA to A, the Saints served notice that they will be a threat to the Eagles’ bid for a repeat as state champs. Trinity coach Mitch Ashmore said the final margin surprised him because he knows how good the Eagles have been in the past, having lost the 2006 Academy A title to PCA when he was at Huntington School. “I have a lot of respect for Porters Chapel’s program during my run at Huntington,” Ashmore said. “If things work out, we could definitely run up against them in the playoffs. That’s why I’m glad that we came in here and played a good, clean game.”

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WHO’S HOT DARIUS WHITE Mississippi Heat Track Club star won the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.67 seconds and placed second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.49 at the Mississippi College High School Invitational in Clinton on Friday.

SIDELINES Krzyzewski is not interested in Nets INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski isn’t interested in leaving Duke for the New Jersey Nets. Krzyzewski says through a spokesman that he hasn’t been contacted by the Nets and “wouldn’t have any interest in the job.” The Bergen Record, citing anonymous sources, reported that incoming Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov would offer Krzyzewski $12 million to $15 million per season. Krzyzewski says in a statement Monday that “you would be flattered if someone would offer you a job, but I would not be interested.” Krzyzewski, who coached Duke to a 61-59 victory over Butler in the national championship game Monday night, has refuted rumors about the Nets before. Speaking after a victory against Maryland on Feb. 13, Krzyzewski joked that “no one’s contacted me, and if they do, I think ’nyet’ would be easy for me to say.”

LOTTERY

La. Pick 3: 3-9-7 La. Pick 4: 5-2-6-3 Weekly results: B2

pREp BASEBALL Ashmore was also glad to see the Saints (10-5) crank out the three big extra base hits. “They were big. He hit the ball well and (Jordan) Dossett was on cue tonight with his pitching,” Ashmore said. Dossett struck out eight through four innings. The only mistake he made in that time was a solo home run to his pitching counterpart John Michael Harris, who smashed a long home run in the first inning that made it 3-1. Trinity answered with a three-run shot from Kent King in the second inning to go up 6-1. It stayed that way until the fifth inning when the Eagles (8-5) melted down defensively. PCA had three errors — a dropped throw, a boot into left and another errant throw. All three gift runners found their way home to make it 9-1. Trinity then got to a tiring See PCA, Page B3.

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Duke wins fourth title Tiger said little

By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Krzyzewski clipped the final piece of the net and gave it a kiss. Then he hoisted it skyward for all those Duke fans to savor. After claiming the fourth of his national championships, Coach K showed he still knows how to celebrate a title. With Duke’s 61-59 victory over Butler on Monday night, Krzyzewski moved past Bob Knight and into a tie with Adolph Rupp for second place on the alltime list. But just as he has throughout the postseason, he kept the emphasis on a different number: No. 1 — as in, the first championship for this current bunch of Blue Devils. “You’re asked more (about) this could be Duke’s fourth national championship, and all that,” Krzyzewski said. “We just shied away from talking about that at all or try to think about it, and try to immerse ourselves in what these guys were doing. It’s much better. Like for me to think about being with them now is much better than thinking about the fourth national championship.” And Jon Scheyer, Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith simply wouldn’t be denied their first title and the first one for the school since 2001. Once again, the three stars did most of the heavy lifting — though they needed some timely help from the biggest player on the roster. “People have said we don’t have the first-team AllAmericans, this and that, but we have guys who do all the little things,” Smith said. “We work so well together, and this team has done whatever it takes to get wins. We did that today.” Singler scored 19 points, Scheyer added 15 and Smith 13. All three made the alltournament team, and Singler was selected the most outstanding player at the Final Four.

By The Associated Press

The associaTed Press

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski cuts down the net after Duke’s 61-59 win over Butler in the Final Four championship game Monday.

COLLEgE BASkETBALL But title No. 4 wasn’t secure until 7-foot-1 center Brian Zoubek got a hand in Gordon Hayward’s face on a missed shot with 7 seconds left, hit a free throw with 3.6 seconds to go and — after missing the second one on purpose — held his breath as Hayward’s half-court heave at the buzzer clipped off the glass and the rim. Once the Blue Devils exhaled, they were on top again. “I told the team right after the game, when we were in the locker room, I said you were good. I said you were really good. Then I said you were really good and had great character,” Krzyzewski said at the trophy presentation this morning at the team’s hotel.

Duke players celebrate as Butler’s Gordon Hayward walks off the court. Hayward’s last-second shot clanged off the backboard and rim as Duke held on for the win.

AUGUSTA, Ga. — While acknowledging he made some “incredibly poor decisions” in his personal life, Tiger Woods still thinks he can win the Masters — even coming back from a five-month layoff. “Nothing’s changed,” Woods said Monday during an extraorTiger dinary Woods 35-minute news conference at Augusta National. “I’m going to go out there and try to win this thing.” In his first full-fledged session with the media since his life fell apart, Woods entered the interview room with a smile on his face and stopped to hug one of the green-jacketed club members, Ron Townsend. Woods again took full blame for his personal failings but stopped short of providing many new details. He wouldn’t say why he entered rehab for 45 days nor would he go into specifics about his infamous Thanksgiving night car crash, other than to say it took five stitches to close a lip wound. “All I know is I acted just terribly,” said Woods, sporting the makings of a goatee. “I just made some incredibly bad decisions, decisions that hurt so many people close to me.” He said his wife, Elin, would not be at Augusta. His personal life fell apart after revelations that he See Tiger, Page B3.


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NHL 6:30 p.m. Versus - Washington at Pittsburgh 9 p.m. Versus - Colorado at Vancouver SOCCER 1:30 p.m. FSN - UEFA Champions League, quarterfinal, Barcelona vs. Arsenal NBA 6 p.m. FSN - Houston at Memphis WOMEN’S BASKETBALL 7:30 p.m. ESPN - NCAA Tournament, championship, Stanford vs. Connecticut

major league baseball

Kentucky........................18-11..............................2-7 Tennessee.....................15-14..............................2-7

American League

Team Overall SEC LSU................................23-4................................7-2 Arkansas........................22-6................................6-3 Auburn...........................18-10..............................5-4 Ole Miss.......................21-8................................5-4 Alabama........................19-8................................4-5 Mississippi St..............15-13..............................3-6 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Jacksonville at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Belmont at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Clemson at Georgia, 6 p.m. Louisville at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at LSU, 6:30 p.m. UAB at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Georgia at Clemson, 5:30 p.m. Charleston at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Western Carolina at Tennessee, 6 p.m. South Alabama at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Ark.-Little Rock at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Saint Louis at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m. Southern Miss vs. LSU, at Metairie, La., 7 p.m. ———

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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TENNIS Piazza, Hoekstra win O’Neal tournament The Beverly O’Neal tennis tournament at Halls Ferry Park concluded on Saturday. Ladies’ singles was won by Ashleigh Piazza over Varnessa Noye 6-2 6-4. Men’s singles winner was Jeff Hoekstra over Willie Brantley of Greenville 6-4 6-7 (10-8). Ladies’ doubles was won by Varnessa Noye and Cynthia Fields over Faye Jefferson and Emberly Holmes 6-4 6-4. Mens doubles 4.0 was won by the Jackson duo of Jamal Simmons and Richard Castin over Dennis Butler and Jeff Hoekstra 7-6 6-7 (10-8). Mixed doubles was won by Dennis Butler and Cynthia Fields over Katie Marcus and Henry Tatum 6-4 6-4. Men’s doubles 3.5 was won by Al Cialione and James Stinson over Steven Cialione and Carlton Campbell 6-3 6-3,

East Division

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

Central Division

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

East Division

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

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Rams released quarterback Marc Bulger, perhaps clearing the way for them to take Sam Bradford with the first pick of the NFL draft. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a release that it was difficult to make the move and wished the 33-year-old Bulger well.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 6 1896 — The first modern Olympic Games begin in Athens, Greece. James B. Connelly wins the first event — the hop, step and jump. 1973 — Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees becomes the first major league designated hitter, in an opening-day game against Boston. 1992 — Duke becomes the first team in 19 years to repeat as NCAA champion with a 71-51 victory over Michigan’s Fab Five freshmen, the youngest team to vie for the title. 2004 — Connecticut’s championship sweep is complete. Led by Diana Taurasi, UConn beats Tennessee 70-61. The victory by the women — their third straight and fourth in five years, makes Connecticut the first Division I basketball school to sweep both the men’s and women’s.

Pct 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000

GB — — 1 1 1

National League

BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox agreed to a $68 million, fouryear contract extension with No. 1 starter Josh Beckett, a deal that figures to keep him in Boston pitching alongside free agent acquisition John Lackey through 2014. Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz are also under the team’s control for five more seasons.

FOOTBALL Rams release Marc Bulger

GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1

West Division

BASEBALL Red Sox sign Beckett to extension

INDIANAPOLIS — Karl Malone, Scottie Pippen and two of the best U.S. Olympic teams were selected as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2010. Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss, high school coaching great Bob Hurley, Sr., and WNBA star Cynthia Cooper also were in the class announced at the Final Four. NBA veterans Dennis Johnson and Gus Johnson and international star Maciel “Ubiratan” Pereira will be honored posthumously. The 1960 and 1992 U.S. Olympic teams, which both won Olympic gold medals, will be part of the induction ceremony on Aug. 13. Malone and Pippen, both eligible for election for the first time, were part of the original Dream Team in 1992.

L 0 0 1 1 1

Pct 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................1 0 1.000 — Seattle...........................1 0 1.000 — Texas.............................1 0 1.000 — Oakland.........................0 1 .000 1 ——— Sunday’s Games Boston 9, N.Y. Yankees 7 Monday’s Games Chicago White Sox 6, Cleveland 0 Texas 5, Toronto 4 Detroit 8, Kansas City 4 L.A. Angels 6, Minnesota 3 Seattle 5, Oakland 3 Today’s Games Baltimore (Millwood 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Shields 0-0), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Burnett 0-0) at Boston (Lester 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Saunders 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-0) at Oakland (Braden 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Baltimore (Guthrie 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Garza 0-0), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 0-0) at Boston (Lackey 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Tallet 0-0) at Texas (Harden 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at Kansas City (Hochevar 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Santana 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-0) at Oakland (Duchscherer 0-0), 9:05 p.m.

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

BASKETBALL Pippen, Malone in Hall of Fame

L 0 0 0 1 1

L 0 0 0 1 1

Central Division L 0 0 1 1 1 1

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000

GB — — — 1 1

Pct 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000

GB — — 1 1 1 1

West Division

W L Pct GB Arizona..........................1 0 1.000 — Colorado........................1 0 1.000 — San Francisco...............1 0 1.000 — Los Angeles..................0 1 .000 1 San Diego.....................0 1 .000 1 ——— Monday’s Games Philadelphia 11, Washington 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Florida 1 St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 6 Pittsburgh 11, L.A. Dodgers 5 Colorado 5, Milwaukee 3 Atlanta 16, Chicago Cubs 5 Arizona 6, San Diego 3 San Francisco 5, Houston 2 Today’s Games San Francisco (Zito 0-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Smith 0-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 0-0), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (C.Young 0-0) at Arizona (E.Jackson 0-0), 9:40 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Colorado (Cook 0-0) at Milwaukee (D.Davis 0-0), 1:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 0-0) at Houston (Myers 0-0), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 0-0) at Washington (Marquis 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-0) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Maine 0-0), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 0-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 0-0), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Correia 0-0) at Arizona (Kennedy 0-0), 9:40 p.m.

BRAVES 16, CUBS 5

Chicago Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Theriot ss 4 0 0 0 MeCarr lf 5 1 0 0 Fukdm rf 3 2 2 0 Prado 2b 4 2 2 1 D.Lee 1b 3 1 0 0 C.Jones 3b 4 2 1 1 ArRmr 3b 4 1 2 2 Saito p 0 0 0 0 Byrd cf 4 1 1 3 D.Ross c 0 0 0 0 ASorin lf 4 0 0 0 McCnn c 3 3 2 1 Fontent 2b 3 0 0 0 Conrad pr 0 1 0 0 Soto c 3 0 0 0 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 Zamrn p 1 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 3 2 1 0 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 YEscor ss 5 2 2 5 Tracy ph 0 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 5 2 2 4 Russell p 0 0 0 0 McLoth cf 3 0 1 0 Colvin ph 1 0 0 0 D.Lowe p 1 0 0 0 Smrdzj p 0 0 0 0 Moylan p 0 0 0 0 Berg p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 1 1 1 Grabow p 0 0 0 0 Infante 3b 1 0 0 1 Totals 30 5 5 5 Totals 35 16 12 14 Chicago............. 302 000 000 — 5 Atlanta............... 620 000 62x — 16 E—D.Lee (1), Zambrano (1). DP—Atlanta 2. LOB—Chicago 1, Atlanta 6. 2B—Fukudome (1), Y.Escobar (1). 3B—Hinske (1). HR—Ar.Ramirez (1), Byrd (1), McCann (1), Heyward (1). SB—C. Jones (1). S—D.Lowe 2. IP H R ER BB SO Chicago Zambrano L,0-1 1 1-3 6 8 8 2 1 Marshall 2 2-3 0 0 0 0 5 Russell 2 2 0 0 0 1 Samardzija 1-3 2 6 4 3 1 Berg 1 2 2 2 3 0 Grabow 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 Atlanta D.Lowe W,1-0 6 5 5 5 3 2 Moylan H,1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Saito 1 0 0 0 0 2 Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP—by Zambrano (Prado). Umpires—Home, Derryl Cousins; First, Jim Joyce; Second, Marvin Hudson; Third, Jim Wolf. T—2:45. A—53,081 (49,743).

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............22-6................................7-2 Florida............................20-7................................6-3 Vanderbilt......................24-6................................5-4 Georgia..........................10-17..............................2-7

West

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Tulane............................19-10..............................4-2 UAB...............................17-9................................4-2 Rice...............................17-12..............................4-2 Memphis........................13-15..............................4-2 East Carolina.................18-11..............................1-2 Southern Miss.............16-10..............................1-2 Central Florida...............18-12..............................2-4 Houston.........................12-14..............................2-4 Marshall.........................11-15..............................2-4 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Dallas Baptist at Rice, 6 p.m. Nicholls State at Tulane, 6 p.m. Central Florida at South Florida, 6 p.m. Austin Peay vs. Memphis, at Jackson, Tenn., 6:30 p.m. Sam Houston State at Houston, 6:30 p.m. UAB at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Marshall at Ohio, 5 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss vs. LSU, at Metairie, La., 7 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Huntingdon at Millsaps, 4 p.m. Belhaven at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. Jackson St. at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Delta St., 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Tougaloo at Arkansas-Monticello, 1 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Grambling, 3 p.m. Delta St. at William Carey, 4 p.m. Arkansas-Little Rock at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss vs. LSU, at Metairie, La., 7 p.m.

prep baseball NORTHWEST RANKIN 13, VICKSBURG 9

Northwest Rankin........ 003 052 3 — 13 18 1 Vicksburg..................... 010 341 0 — 9 12 1 WP-Gary Foster (2-0). LP-Cameron Cooksey (2-4). HR-Taylor Stark (NWR) 3, Cody Livingston (NWR). 3B-Clyde Kendrick (V). 2B-Mark Slawson (NWR) 2, Caleb Dugas (NWR), Brennon Gibson (NWR), Lamar Anthony (V), Taylor Brocato (V), Jacob Thomas (V). Multiple hits-Stark (NWR) 5, Dugas (NWR) 4, Gibson (NWR) 3, Slawson (NWR) 3, Keaton Jones (V) 3, Garrett McBeth (NWR) 2, Kendrick (V) 2, Cody Waddell (V) 2.

TRINITY 15, PCA 1

Trinity Episcopal . ..................330 036 — 15 11 0 Porters Chapel.........................100 000 — 1 5 5 WP-Jordan Dossett, LP-John Michael Harris. HR-Kent King (T), Trevor Faust (T), Harris (PC). 3B-Daniel Dunaway (T), 2B-Reed Gordon (PC). Multiple hits-Sky Logan (T) 3, Jake Winston (T) 2, Faust (T) 2, King (T) 2.

nba EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W y-Boston........................48 Toronto..........................38 New York.......................27 Philadelphia...................26 New Jersey...................11

L 28 38 49 50 66

Pct GB .632 — .500 10 .355 21 .342 22 .143 37 1/2

Southeast Division W x-Orlando.......................54 x-Atlanta........................49 Miami.............................43 Charlotte........................40 Washington....................23

L 23 27 34 36 53

Pct GB .701 — .645 4 1/2 .558 11 .526 13 1/2 .303 30 1/2

Central Division W z-Cleveland....................60 Milwaukee......................42 Chicago.........................37 Indiana...........................29 Detroit............................23

L 17 34 39 48 53

Pct GB .779 — .553 17 1/2 .487 22 1/2 .377 31 .303 36 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division

W x-Dallas..........................50 x-San Antonio................47 Memphis........................39 Houston.........................38 New Orleans.................35

L 27 29 37 38 43

Pct GB .649 — .618 2 1/2 .513 10 1/2 .500 11 1/2 .449 15 1/2

Northwest Division

W x-Denver........................50 x-Utah............................50 x-Oklahoma City............48 x-Portland......................47 Minnesota......................15

L 27 27 28 30 62

Pacific Division

W L y-L.A. Lakers.................55 22 x-Phoenix.......................50 27 L.A. Clippers..................27 50 Sacramento...................24 53 Golden State.................23 53 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ——— Monday’s Games No games scheduled

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Pct .649 .649 .632 .610 .195

GB — — 1 1/2 3 35

Pct GB .714 — .649 5 .351 28 .312 31 .303 31 1/2

Carolina...........79 33 36 Florida..............78 31 35 Tampa Bay......78 31 35

Today’s Games Atlanta at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 6 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Boston at New York, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago, 7 p.m. Houston at Memphis, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Utah, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

Central Division

GP y-Chicago........78 x-Nashville.......80 x-Detroit...........79 St. Louis..........79 Columbus........80

FINAL FOUR

At Indianapolis National Semifinals Saturday Butler 52, Michigan State 50 Duke 78, West Virginia 57 National Championship Monday Duke 61, Butler 59

DUKE 61, BUTLER 59

NCAA Championship Scores Duke 61, Butler 59 North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72 Kansas 75, Memphis 68, OT Florida 84, Ohio State 75 Florida 73, UCLA 57 North Carolina 75, Illinois 70 Connecticut 82, Georgia Tech 73 Syracuse 81, Kansas 78 Maryland 64, Indiana 52 Duke 82, Arizona 72 Michigan State 89, Florida 76 Connecticut 77, Duke 74 Kentucky 78, Utah 69 Arizona 84, Kentucky 79, OT Kentucky 76, Syracuse 67 UCLA 89, Arkansas 78 Arkansas 76, Duke 72 North Carolina 77, Michigan 71 Duke 71, Michigan 51 Duke 72, Kansas 65 UNLV 103, Duke 73 Michigan 80, Seton Hall 79, OT Kansas 83, Oklahoma 79 Indiana 74, Syracuse 73 Louisville 72, Duke 69 Villanova 66, Georgetown 64 Georgetown 84, Houston 75 N.C. State 54, Houston 52 North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62 Indiana 63, North Carolina 50 Louisville 59, UCLA 54 Michigan State 75, Indiana State 64 Kentucky 94, Duke 88 Marquette 67, North Carolina 59 Indiana 86, Michigan 68 UCLA 92, Kentucky 85 N.C. State 76, Marquette 64 UCLA 87, Memphis State 66 UCLA 81, Florida State 76 UCLA 68, Villanova 62 UCLA 80, Jacksonville 69 UCLA 92, Purdue 72 UCLA 78, North Carolina 55 UCLA 79, Dayton 64 Texas Western 72, Kentucky 65 UCLA 91, Michigan 80 UCLA 98, Duke 83 Loyola of Chicago 60, Cincinnati 58, OT Cincinnati 71, Ohio State 59 Cincinnati 70, Ohio State 65, OT Ohio State 75, California 55 California 71, West Virginia 70 Kentucky 84, Seattle 72 North Carolina 54, Kansas 53, 3OT San Francisco 83, Iowa 71 San Francisco 77, La Salle 63 La Salle 92, Bradley 76 Indiana 69, Kansas 68 Kansas 80, St. John’s 63 Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58 CCNY 71, Bradley 68 Kentucky 46, Oklahoma A&M 36 Kentucky 58, Baylor 42 Holy Cross 58, Oklahoma 47 Oklahoma A&M 43, North Carolina 40 Oklahoma A&M 49, NYU 45 Utah 42, Dartmouth 40, OT Wyoming 46, Georgetown 34 Stanford 53, Dartmouth 38 Wisconsin 39, Washington State 34 Indiana 60, Kansas 42 Oregon 46, Ohio State 34

women’s basketball NCAA Women’s Tournament FINAL FOUR

At San Antonio National Semifinals Sunday Stanford 73, Oklahoma 66 Connecticut 70, Baylor 50 National Championship Today Stanford (36-1) vs. Connecticut (38-0), 7:30 p.m.

nhl EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W 45 45 39 36 33

L 26 26 34 32 35

OT 7 7 6 10 10

Pts 97 97 84 82 76

Northeast Division

GP x-Buffalo..........78 x-Ottawa..........79 Montreal...........79 Boston.............79 Toronto............79

W 43 43 39 36 29

L 25 31 32 30 36

OT 10 5 8 13 14

Pts 96 91 86 85 72

Southeast Division

GP W L z-Washington...79 52 15 Atlanta.............79 34 32

215 245 199 230 201 245

L 22 28 24 31 34

OT 7 6 14 9 14

Pts 105 98 96 87 78

W 48 42 40 37 25

L 27 29 30 36 46

OT 4 7 9 7 8

Pts 100 91 89 81 58

GF 253 221 221 213 213

GA 197 219 211 212 254

GF 260 233 199 214 203

GA 211 218 199 241 270

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BUTLER (33-5)  Hayward 2-11 8-8 12, Veasley 1-9 0-0 2, Howard 3-8 5-8 11, Mack 5-14 0-0 12, Nored 3-8 0-0 7, Vanzant 1-1 0-0 2, Hahn 1-1 0-0 3, Jukes 4-6 0-2 10, Smith 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-58 13-18 59. DUKE (35-5)  Singler 7-13 2-2 19, Thomas 3-5 0-0 6, Zoubek 3-4 2-4 8, Smith 5-15 2-5 13, Scheyer 5-12 4-5 15, Ma.Plumlee 0-0 0-0 0, Dawkins 0-1 0-0 0, Mi.Plumlee 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 10-16 61. Halftime—Duke 33-32. 3-Point Goals—Butler 6-18 (Jukes 2-3, Mack 2-4, Hahn 1-1, Nored 1-2, Hayward 0-3, Veasley 0-5), Duke 5-17 (Singler 3-6, Smith 1-5, Scheyer 1-5, Dawkins 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Butler 35 (Hayward 8), Duke 37 (Zoubek 10). Assists—Butler 7 (Veasley 3), Duke 12 (Scheyer 5). Total Fouls—Butler 18, Duke 14. A—70,930.

GP x-New Jersey..78 x-Pittsburgh.....78 Philadelphia.....79 N.Y. Rangers...78 N.Y. Islanders..78

W 49 46 41 39 32

Northwest Division

GP y-Vancouver....79 Colorado..........78 Calgary............79 Minnesota........80 Edmonton........79

NCAA Tournament

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GF 208 241 229 210 209

GA 186 222 220 207 241

GF 223 215 209 195 209

GA 198 227 210 194 257

OT Pts GF GA 12 116 304 224 13 81 231 248

GP W L x-San Jose......79 48 20 x-Phoenix.........79 48 25 x-Los Angeles.78 44 27 Anaheim..........78 38 31 Dallas...............79 35 30 NOTE: Two points for a win, time loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference

OT 11 6 7 9 14 one

Pts GF GA 107 255 210 102 215 195 95 229 207 85 222 235 84 228 244 point for over-

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

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

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

Sprint Cup Points Leaders

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

Nationwide Series Schedule

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Through April 3 Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300 (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts 300 (Justin Allgaier) April 3 — Nashville 300 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Bashas’ 200, Avondale, Ariz. April 17 — O’Reilly 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 24 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET 300, Concord, N.C.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing No drawing Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-9-7 La. Pick 4: 5-2-6-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-3-0 La. Pick 4: 8-6-6-6 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-1-6 La. Pick 4: 4-3-1-7 Easy 5: 02-11-19-23-26 La. Lotto: 01-02-09-20-22-23 Powerball: 5-13-17-45-54 Powerball: 12; Power Play: 5 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-5-6 La. Pick 4: 4-7-0-5 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-8-9 La. Pick 4: 5-0-9-9 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-4 La. Pick 4: 2-0-9-4 Easy 5: 10-21-32-35-36 La. Lotto: 15-21-23-38-39-40 Powerball: 10-15-31-52-59 Powerball: 4; Power play: 4


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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UConn goes for immortality in title game SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Stanford Cardinal have wanted another shot at Connecticut ever since a 12-point loss in late December. They’ll get their chance tonight with the national championship and UConn’s place as one of the most dominant teams ever at stake. The two teams have developed a cross-country rivalry over the past three seasons after Stanford beat UConn in the 2008 national semifinals. The Huskies haven’t lost since, beating the Cardinal twice during their NCAA-record winning streak — including in last season’s Final Four. “We’ve kept them in the back of our minds,” Stanford center Jayne Appel said. “They know what we’re going to do, we know what they’re going to do.” Sure, UConn is on the greatest run in women’s college basketball history, and, yes, they’ve torn through this NCAA tournament. But Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and her players believe they have a shot at spoiling the coronation party in the national title game. With a few tweaks here and there from their December loss to the Huskies, the Cardinal feel they can pull off the monumental upset, ending UConn’s 77-game winning streak and preventing its seventh national championship and second straight unbeaten season. “We’ll do some things different, but a lot of the things that we need to do are easy to fix,” Stanford forward Kayla Pedersen said. For 22 minutes the Cardinal hung right with UConn in December. Stanford shot 57 percent in the first half and held a 40-38 advantage at the break — the only time this season the Huskies trailed at halftime. “I’ve watched the game several times and I know that we’re capable of beating them in 20 minutes,” VanDerveer

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Connecticut’s Maya Moore celebrates after Connecticut defeated Baylor 70-50 Sunday. Connecticut faces Stanford on today for the title.

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Connecticut vs. Stanford Tonight, 7:30 p.m. ESPN said. “At the same time the second half of the game got away from us. We’ve probably focused more on how it got away from us.” No team has been able to put together a 40-minute effort against UConn during its streak — each of the Huskies’ victories has been by double digits. In the Stanford game, UConn jumped out to a 19-10 lead before star Maya Moore got

in foul trouble. The Cardinal made their run with the three-time All-American on the bench. Getting off to a good start will be critical for Stanford. “That’s really the key for us,” VanDerveer said. “Against this team we got to stay in contact with them. We’re not a super athletic, pressing, trapping team that can come back from being down 15.” Tonight’s championship will mark the sixth time the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the final Top 25 poll will meet for the title. The last came in 2002 when UConn beat Oklahoma in San Antonio. “This is what we’ve worked for and what we dreamed of since preseason,” Moore said. “We have a really good Stan-

ford team in our way and it doesn’t take a whole lot to motivate us right now. There is so much on the line right now with our individual and team goals.” Despite having to get through Oklahoma first, the Cardinal were already getting ready to play UConn. Appel said that she and a few other players packed UConn scouting reports in “the bottom of our suitcase.” “We did a lot of things wrong, according to our scouting report. We weren’t very smart,” Appel said. “We watched this morning and we were like, ‘Gosh, that was so stupid,’ in the way that we played. It was like we didn’t even read the scouting report.” Unfortunately, the scouting report doesn’t show exactly how well the Huskies have been playing lately. UConn’s turned up its stellar defense in the NCAAs, holding opponents to just 42 points a game. The Huskies are on pace to shatter tournament records for defensive efficiency. Also, UConn has made a habit of dismantling teams in rematches. Last year, the Huskies met Louisville in the championship game for the third time that season and turned it into a rout within the first few minutes. “There are some advantages and disadvantages for playing somebody twice on both sides,” coach Geno Auriemma said. “They’re playing us, and they know they lost and it got away from them badly in the second half. We know we played great in the second half. Hopefully, we can do that again.” Moore has stepped up her game, averaging 24.2 points and shooting 60 percent from the field. When the rest of the team struggled against Baylor in the national semifinals, she and Associated Press player of the year Tina Charles took over.

Heyward steals show in opener His face and head covered in shaving cream and his first home run ball stashed safely away, Jason Heyward stood in front of his locker and beamed. “I had a blast,” he said. He stole the show on opening day. Minutes after catching the ceremonial first pitch from Hank Aaron, Heyward hit a three-run homer in his first major league at-bat to spark the Braves to a 16-5 opening win Monday over Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs. Heyward, who also had a run-scoring single in the eighth, was 2 for 5 with four RBIs. “It was the first of many career highlights for him,” said Atlanta’s Chipper Jones. “That was impressive, that was very impressive.” Braves fans in the sellout crowd eagerly embraced Heyward, from Henry County, about 30 minutes south of Atlanta. Fans chanted “Let’s go, Heyward!” as he confidently took two pitches in his first-inning at-bat, then sent a fastball from Zambrano into the Braves’ bullpen behind the right-field wall on his first swing, sending the crowd over the top. “I don’t know that I’ve ever heard this stadium that loud,” Jones said. After the game, Braves reliever Peter Moylan crept behind a crowd of reporters and hit the rookie with a towel full of shaving cream. Yunel Escobar drove in a career-high five runs as Zambrano gave up eight runs in 11⁄3 innings, matching the shortest of 239 career starts. Marlon Byrd, playing his first game with the Cubs, hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Aramis Ramirez added a two-run drive in the third. Derek Lowe (1-0) gave up five runs, five hits and three walks in six innings before a sellout crowd of 53,081, a record for a

and the Mets finally solved Josh Johnson.

Giants 5, Astros 2 Tim Lincecum pitched seven scoreless innings and San Francisco beat Roy Oswalt and Houston.

D-backs 6, Padres 3 Stephen Drew hit an insidethe-park home run and Dan Haren held San Diego to three hits in seven innings.

Rangers 5, Blue Jays 4 Shaun Marcum took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning on opening day for Toronto before the Texas Rangers rallied for a win on Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth.

White Sox 6, Indians 0

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Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward runs to first after hitting an RBI single in the eighth inning against the Chicago Cubs. The Braves won 16-5.

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Phillies 11, Nationals 1 Placido Polanco hit a grand slam, Ryan Howard also homered, and Halladay struck out nine over seven innings in his National League debut as the Phillies opened the season with a rout of the Washington Nationals

Cardinals 11, Reds 6 Albert Pujols went 4-for-5 and hit two of a team-record four homers. Yadier Molina completed the Cardinals’ first four-homer opening game with a grand

Mark Buehrle pitched threehit ball over seven innings and Paul Konerko got his 12th season in Chicago off to a good start with a two-run homer in the first inning.

Tigers 8, Royals 4

slam in the ninth. Only two other Cardinals have hit slams in season openers — Scott Rolen and Mark McGwire.

Johnny Damon and Brandon Inge drove in two runs apiece for Detroit in a six-run seventh inning against Kansas City’s shaky bullpen.

Rockies 5, Brewers 3

Angels 6, Twins 3

Ubaldo Jimenez stayed out of big trouble with his 99 mph fastball and Ian Stewart homered on his birthday.

Hideki Matsui drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth and added an eighth-inning homer in his dynamic Angels debut, and Jered Weaver pitched six strong innings to help Los Angeles beat Minnesota.

Pirates 11, Dodgers 5 Garrett Jones homered in his first two at-bats, pinchhitter Ryan Church doubled home three runs and Pittsburgh started the new season the way it wound down 2009 by roughing up the Dodgers.

Mets 7, Marlins 1 David Wright hit a tworun homer, Johan Santana pitched six effective innings

Mariners 5, Athletics 3 Casey Kotchman hit a goahead, two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning to go along with two earlier RBIs in an impressive Seattle debut, lifting the Mariners over Oakland.

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PCA Continued from Page B1. reliever, Reed Gordon, in the sixth for six runs. Daniel Dunaway’s bases-clearing triple to center made it 14-1. Sky Logan’s single knocked in Dunaway for a 15-1 lead. The Eagles finally began hitting Dossett well on the third time through, but even that didn’t work out well. Two leadoff hits went for naught when a grounder to third forced out the lead runner. Then Matthew Warren hit a sharp single to left, but Trinity catcher Chase Patrick had the plate blocked solidly and a laser throw rung up Montana McDaniel for the second out. Dossett then got Kreuz Federick to fly out to right to end the game by run rule. “We’re better than what we showed tonight,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said.

“My guys didn’t put good at bats together against their guy (Dossett). I thought John Michael showed he’s a competitor, but he fell behind in counts and they get six runs early.” Trevor Faust greeted Harris with a three-run shot to left to stake Trinity to a 3-0 lead. All nine of the Saints’ batters scored in the game and they finished with 11 hits. Faust knocked in four off two hits while King brought in three off two hits and scored three runs. The Eagles had five hits and made five errors. Harris’ home run and Reed Gordon’s double were the highlights. PCA is back in action today when they travel to Russell Christian in Meridian.

VHS Continued from Page B1. arcing moonshot to left-center field, made it 13-9 and buried the Gators. “It was just a great feeling,” Stark said. “Three-two count, I knew he was going to throw a fastball and I got it.” Stark’s big performance was just one of many in a wild back-and-forth game. Cody Livingston also hit a three-run homer for the Cougars (15-3). The Nos. 3, 4 and 5 hitters in Northwest Rankin’s order — Caleb Dugas, Stark and Brennon Gibson — went 13-for-15 with seven RBIs and 10 runs scored. The teams combined to score 18 runs in the last 31⁄2 innings. Vicksburg took the lead after trailing 3-1, tied it after Northwest Rankin scored five runs in the fifth inning to go up 8-4, then pulled within a run at 10-9 in the bottom of the sixth. “This one is probably the hardest loss this season. We swung it real good but let Stark beat us,” said VHS center fielder Lamar Anthony, who doubled and scored two runs. “We’re just going to have to keep battling. If you can say it’s a positive, the way we swung the bats was good.” Clyde Kendrick went 2-for-3

with a triple and two RBIs for Vicksburg (11-10), Cody Waddell drove in two runs with a pair of singles, and Keaton Jones was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Although Creel was happy with his team’s fight and some of the individual performances, he said small mistakes throughout the game ultimately proved costly. One of those came in the seventh inning. Northwest Rankin’s Garrett McBeth led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt. Dugas followed with a single to left, and Kendrick’s throw skipped past the catcher — not a major error by itself, but it was compounded when pitcher Cameron Cooksey was slow to back up the play. Dugas ultimately ended up at third, forcing the Gators to pitch to Stark instead of intentionally walking him. “We’re progressing. But you’re really not progressing until you get over that hump. We had a chance to beat a top-five team and made a few mistakes,” Creel said. “Tonight proves we can stay in the game with anybody. I was proud of the way we kept bouncing back. It shows character.”

Tiger Continued from Page B1. had multiple extramarital affairs during their 51⁄2-year marriage. Woods thanked his fellow golfers for the support he’s received since announcing his return to the PGA Tour and said he was pleasantly surprised how well the fans treated him during a practice round Monday. The outing was his first before a gallery since the sex scandal made him a tawdry tabloid fixture. He even flashed a bit of uncharacteristic charm, stopping to sign autographs — something he rarely does — while heading to the practice range to get in a few extra swings. “The encouragement I got, it blew me away,” he said. “It really did. The people here over the years, I know they’ve been extremely respectful. But today is just

something that touched my heart pretty good.” During the news conference, Woods said: • He never used human growth hormone to recover from knee surgery, never took any illegal drug and hasn’t undergone treatment for addiction to prescription drugs. • He plans to tone down his reactions and hopes to interact more with his fans during practice rounds. • He “followed the letter of the law” after slamming his car into a fire hydrant and a tree outside his home, including not talking to police investigators. Woods has won 82 times around the world, including 14 major titles, but he speculated that he might have been even more successful if he had shown more control.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Bull Durham” — A literary baseball groupie, Susan Sarandon, romances a pitcher, Tim Robbins, and a catcher, Kevin Costner, on a minor-league North Carolina team./7 on Reelz n SPORTS Women’s basketball — Connecticut tries to finish off one of the most impressive seasons in basketball history when it goes for its 78th consecutive win and Susan Sarandon a national championship in the NCAA tournament final against Stanford./7:30 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “NCIS” — The team turns to Holly Snow for help when a Navy officer’s death is connected to a prostitute./7 on CBS

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

MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Merle Haggard, country singer, 73; Billy Dee Williams, actor, 73; John Ratzenberger, actor, 63; Marilu Henner, actress, 58; Paul Rudd, actor, 41; Zach Braff, actor, 35; Candace Cameron Bure, actress, 34. n DEATH John G. McCoy — The man who helped transform a local Ohio bank into Midwestern powerhouse Bank One died in his sleep over the weekend. Schoedinger funeral services in Columbus said McCoy, 97, died peacefully on Sunday at his suburban home in New Albany, Ohio. He was one of three John McCoys who led City National Bank & Trust and its later incarnation, Bank One Corp., for 64 years. He took over following the death of his father in 1958.

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Illness forces Houston to put off show

Lance Burton, Monte Carlo splitting Citing “irreconcilable differences,” illusionist Lance Burton said Monday he is ending his run at the Monte Carlo hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip after 14 years, well short of a six-year contract extension he signed last year. His last show will be Sept. 4, hotel officials said. Burton, 50, has performed at the Monte Carlo since the day it opened in 1996. On Monday, he compared the union to a marriage and the split to a divorce. “People get married and get divorced every day, and a lot of times when people get divorced, they’ll say it’s ’irreconcilable differences,”’ Burton said. Burton declined to elaborate but said he and casino officials had different philosophies about how to put on a show.

Sheridan sues producer of ‘Housewives’ Nicollette Sheridan, the actress who played a divorced real estate agent in ABC’s “Desperate Housewives,” filed suit against the show’s creator and producer claiming assault and wrongful termination. In the lawsuit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Sheridan claims producer Marc Cherry hit her in the face on the Wisteria Lane Nicollette set in September 2008. Sheridan Sheridan had asked Cherry about a line in the script, and he “took her aside and forcefully hit her with his hand across her face and head,” the suit said. After she stormed off to her trailer, he came to “beg forgiveness.” When she reported the incident to ABC, Cherry retaliated by killing off her character, Edie Britt, in the popular series, Sheridan claims. The lawsuit seeks $20 million in sustained damages. The lawsuit, which also names ABC, accuses Cherry of creating a hostile work environment on the set and behaving aggressively and abusively toward the cast and the writers.

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Paper’s April Fool’s UFOs spark panic A Jordanian newspaper’s April Fool���s Day report chronicling a late-night visit by 10-foot-tall aliens in flying saucers sparked public panic and almost led to the town’s emergency evacuation, officials said Monday. The Al Ghad newspaper published a front-page article April 1 about the fake UFO landing near the desert town of Jafr, some 185 miles from the capital, Amman. The report said the UFOs lit up the whole town, interrupted communications and sent fearful residents streaming into the streets. Jafr’s mayor, Mohammed Mleihan, got caught up in the paper’s prank and said he sent security authorities in search of the aliens. “Students didn’t go to school, their parents were frightened and I almost evacuated the town’s 13,000 residents,” Mleihan said. “People were scared that aliens would attack them.” Mleihan said he may sue the daily for its “big lie,” but added that the paper had called to apologize.

Leibovitz accused anew of not paying her bills NEW YORK (AP) — Photographer Annie Leibovitz is facing new accusations of balking at bills, less than a month after she struck a deal intended to resolve financial problems that had risked her rights to some of pop culture’s most famous images. Investment firm Brunswick Capital Partners LP said in a lawsuit filed Friday that Leibovitz owes more than $800,000 in fees for its help arranging her recent financing agreement with another firm, Colony Capital LLC. Through a spokesman, Leibovitz declined to comment Monday. New York-based Brunswick said it “made exhaustive efforts” to link Leibovitz with investors who could help her out of a financial hole that had threatened to cost her control of her life’s work. Leibovitz has photographed figures ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Queen Elizabeth during her 40-year career. Sometimes theatrical, often provocative, her work includes such famous images as a nude and very pregnant Demi Moore, and a nude John Lennon cuddling

with a clothed Yo k o O n o hours before his death. Designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, she Annie made but misLeibovitz managed a fortune. By last summer, she was struggling to repay a $24 million loan, with her three historic Manhattan townhouses and the copyright to all her pictures on the line. “As a result of its diligent efforts, Brunswick Capital successfully found several interested and viable investors” — including Colony, according to the lawsuit, filed in a Manhattan state court. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Colony agreed last month to help manage Leibovitz’s debt and market her portfolio. She retained total control of her work in the deal, which Brunswick Capital says is worth more than $40 million. Colony declined to comment. The lawsuit seeks more than $803,000.

NBC renews ‘Marriage Ref,’ two other reality shows LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three new NBC reality shows are coming back for another season. The network said Monday that it’s renewed “The Marriage Ref,” “Minute to Win It” and “Who Do You Think You Are?” for the 2010-11 season. Two of the shows have celebrities behind them: Jerry Seinfeld is executive producer of the comedy panel series “The Marriage Ref,” while Lisa Kudrow has that role for “Who Do You Think You Are?” which looks at stars’ family trees.

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sought women who admired his power and status in the community. I don’t think I can ever get over his hurting me so. I tried counseling. It didn’t work. He continues to call, which keeps me hanging. Should I break all ties? Is that what’s holding me back? — Sad in Ohio Dear Sad: Let me talk to you like a friend and offer a suggestion: Talk to an attorney. After 40 years of marriage to a man with “power and status,” one wealthy enough to afford serial “cookies” on the side, he must have accu-

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — Be careful that you don’t come off as being too insistent about having your own way, especially in social involvements with friends. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You’d be smart not to react to someone who has been unfriendly toward you in a spiteful manner, even if that person deserves retaliation. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Aggressiveness is a sure way to draw fire, so be careful about coming off as too forceful when acting as an authority to those who need guidance. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Try to avoid teaming up with someone less experienced than you, thereby placing the greater burden on yourself. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Independence can be an enviable quality, but if it is carried too far today it could make you seem to be acting in a self-serving manner during an arrangement with others that calls for cooperation. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’re not likely to perform well when under pressure today, so try not to leave important things to the last minute. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Arrange your social involvements beforehand today to make sure they jibe with being able to join friends. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) —Keep outsiders out of family problems that must be resolved by kin alone, today. Friends might mean well, but their input could create serious complications. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Unfortunately, you might have to deal with someone today who has a bit of a chip on his/ her shoulder and could be even too much for you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Financial carelessness on your behalf today could cause added expenditures or a big loss of some kind. When making a purchase, pay special attention to details and hang onto all receipts. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Someone may either make a commitment or speak out on your behalf without your permission, authorizing something on which you would have to make good. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be extra careful when doing anything that calls for working with unfamiliar tools, materials or methods. Refuse to do so without first getting acquainted with all the dos and don’ts.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m upset that you encourage teens not to become pen pals with lonely prisoners, who are alone and in need of a friend. I’m 17 and have been corresponding with a fellow who is incarcerated in an Illinois prison. He says that he shouldn’t be there; three of his friends robbed a convenience store and one of the guys shot and seriously injured the store clerk. He said that he was only the driver and wasn’t aware a gun was going to be used. All four got the same sentence — nine to 12 years behind bars. I enjoy writing to this guy and receiving his return letters. I also feel that I’m helping another human being by being compassionate and never judgmental. Please reconsider your stance on teens writing to prisoners. I sure hope that you do. — Nameless, Goshen, Ind. Nameless: I have received numerous warnings from teens and even prison authorities not to encourage teens to correspond with prisoners. It’s true that prisoners are lonely and enjoy corresponding with those on the “outside.” I’m all in favor of that, but the pen pals should be adults who would find corresponding with a prisoner enjoyable. Churches and senior centers might welcome this project, but not teens. The following letter was sent a few years ago and represents the concern for teens being pen pals with prisoners: Dr. Wallace: I’d like to share with your teen readers my experience being a pen pal with a convict who was in prison. I started writing to him because my girlfriend was writing to another convict at the same prison. She gave him my name and address and he gave it to the guy who became my pen pal. At first, his letters were just small talk, telling me the food he liked and the music he enjoyed. But, in time, he was vividly telling me all about prison life. Eventually, he said he would like to meet me when he was released. That scared me, so I stopped writing to him, but that didn’t stop him from writing to me. He wrote very nasty letters, calling me names and accusing me of being a racist. We called the prison, but they said there was nothing they could do to stop him from sending letters to me. Eventually, I stopped accepting his letters and gave them back to the mail carrier, saying they were refused. Last year, I convinced my mother to move to another state. My mother and I now live in peace. Please tell your young readers not to write to convicts. If they want to have a pen pal, have them write to someone their own age who is not in jail. — Nameless, No City, please. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

mulated enough assets that you shouldn’t have to hold down a full-time job. If you availed yourself of some of the assets to which you may be entitled, you might have enough to get more counseling and do some traveling, which might help to lessen your unhappiness. THEN you can decide whether or not to break all ties. Dear Abby: With graduation announcements pouring in every day from everyone whom I have ever known who has a child graduating, I think I have seen a new low. I actually received a photocopy of a high school graduation announcement. There was no picture, no personal note, just a photocopy folded into a cheap envelope. The “real” ones had been sent to more “important” people. My question is, should I send

the kid a photocopy of a congratulations card and a photocopy of some money? What’s the best way to handle this? — Flabbergasted in the South Dear Flabbergasted: If you have not seen the graduate since grammar school and aren’t particularly close to the family, just toss it! Dear Abby: I saw the letter you printed recently about “pennies from heaven” and thought I would share my story about a coin of a different kind. My son died at the age of 16 following an auto accident. Among the feelings I was having was guilt that he didn’t get to go to Italy with his Latin class the spring before his death because I couldn’t afford it. Now, he would never get to go. One day after returning to work, I was getting into my

car and noticed a coin on the seat. I picked it up and was shocked to see it was an Italian lira! I took that as a sign that he DID get to see Italy, and I keep it in the frame with his picture. — Christopher’s Mom in Evansville, Ind. Dear Mom: Please accept my sympathy for the tragic loss of your son. The coin was

sent to comfort you, and I’m glad it served its purpose of tempering your feelings of guilt and loss.

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Patient’s neuropathy raises many questions Dear Dr. Gott: Please comment on neuropathy. How does one get it, what medication treats it, and is it curable? Can it be caused by a broken toe? Dear Reader: Neuropathy can be defined as a disorder or disease of the nervous system. Because you provide limited information, I cannot determine which form, if any, you might have. Unless your toe fracture was quite traumatic, it’s my guess it’s not likely to have resulted in neuropathy. Autonomic neuropathy refers to damage to nerves over which we have no control, such as those of digestion, perspiration, blood pressure and heartbeat. Symptoms can include dizziness and fainting on standing (orthostatic hypotension), caused by a drop in blood pressure; gastroparesis (difficulty digesting food), causing diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite and bloating; exercise intolerance, during which the heart rate remains stable despite the level of activity; hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) that presents with palpitations, sweating, an elevated heart rate and shakiness; and diminished pupil reaction that causes problems with adjusting from light to dark. Causes include alcoholism, diabetes, chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s, nerve injury, atrophy (wasting away of one or more muscle, organ or nerve), medication for IBS or overactive bladder and more. Peripheral neuropathy is the outcome of nerve damage resulting from infection, injury, toxin exposure, diabetes and high cholesterol. Other possible causes include vitamin B deficiency, alcoholism, kidney, liver or thyroid disorders, specific viral or bacterial infections, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and more. The onset of symptoms may be gradual but includes muscle weakness or paralysis, sensitivity to touch, burning, tingling or sharp pain and numb extremities. Testing might include blood work for thyroid, liver, kidney, glucose (sugar), cholesterol and vitamin levels. Electromyography can measure the electrical signals in the peripheral nerves, and a nerve-conduction study will measure how quickly the nerves carry those electrical signals. A CT or MRI, noninvasive X-raylike images, can determine whether there is a herniated disk, tumor or other abnormality present. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the disorder that must be addressed for relief. Over-the-counter pain relievers, prescription medication and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) might be appropriate. Speak with your physician to determine the cause for your neuropathy and, if appropriate, request treatment. He or she knows your medical history and can assist you better than I can. Adverse interactions between medications are

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common, and I can’t direct you in this regard. In the interim, foot massage will aid circulation, exercise should reduce the pain and help control blood-sugar levels, proper diet will ensure the ingestion of essential nutrients, and discontinuing alcohol and cigarettes may improve circulation. There are a number of topical ointments available that contain capsaicin, a warming ingredient. The effect of these ointments should improve symptoms.

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Dear Abby: I’m a 58-year-old woman who has been married 40 years. I married at 18, put my husband through school and raised three children. We have now been separated five years, after I found out that my husband had had numerous affairs. The last one lasted three years and I had no idea. During his last affair, he had the woman in our home and told her personal things about me. He lied and told her we were getting a divorce. We have not divorced. Financially it would be hard. I can’t seem to get over the pain and hurt. He still calls to see if I am OK. I continually visualize him with the other women. Thirtyfive years is a long time, and he’s the only man I have ever known. I want to get over him, but it’s hard. I now work full time. My husband constantly

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01. Legals SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on March 1, 2005, James M. Bell, Sr. and Rose M. Womack, Husband and Wife, as joint tenants executed a certain deed of trust to Ronald Andrew Marion, Jr., Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1523 at Page 167; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to EverHome Mortgage Company by instrument dated October 5, 2009 and recorded in Book 1502 at Page 168 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, EverHome Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated October 5, 2009 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1502 at Page 169; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, EverHome Mortgage Company, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on April 13, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: ALL OF LOT 47 OF BROADMOOR SUBDIVISION, PART 1, A PLAT OF WHICH APPEARS OF RECORD IN BOOK 116 AT PAGE 231 OF THE LAND RECORDS OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 17th day of March, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 307 John Allen Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 09-103379DM Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on November 16, 2007, John F. Bowser, An Unmarried Person, executed a certain deed of trust to First American Title, Trustee for the benefit of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1683 at Page 208; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to PHH Mortgage Corporation by instrument dated March 10, 2010 and recorded in Book 1506 at Page 718 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, PHH Mortgage Corporation has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated March 19, 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1506 at Page 719; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, PHH Mortgage Corporation, the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on April 20, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 10B, PEAR ORCHARD SUBDIVISION, as shown by plat of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 121 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, and

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01. Legals being contained therein in Plat Cabinet "A" at Slot 202C, and also being shown by plat of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 128 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and being contained in Plat Cabinet "A" at Slot 204-C. LESS AND EXCEPT: That certain property described as Parcel Two in Deed conveyed to Lillian Toney by SandersHollingsworth Builders, LLC, dated October 10, 2003 and recorded in Deed Book 1320 at Page 445 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 25th day of March, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 319 Belize Court Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-000274DM Publish: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13(3t) NOTICE TO CREDITORS EXECUTOR'S NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF DOLLIE P. DUNCAN, DECEASED #2009,148 PR Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 15th day of December 2009, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned upon the Estate of Dollie P. Duncan, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to have the same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within 90 days from this date, and failure to do so within said period will forever bar said claims. This the sixth day of April 2010. LUCIUS B. DABNEY, JR., EXECUTOR Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27(4t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, Jennings Real Estate Investment Properties, LLC executed a certain Deed of Trust to Gregory P. Giddens, Trustee for Southern Investment Financing, LLC, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the Land Records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1699 at Page 478; and WHEREAS, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. has been duly substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust in the place and stead of Gregory P. Giddens or any other named trustee by instrument dated March 31, 2010 of record in Book 1508 at Page 50 of said Warren County Land Records; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deeds of Trust and in the performance by said Mortgagors of certain obligations contained therein, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, the beneficiary thereof, having requested the undersigned substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sale of said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of satisfying the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. Now, therefore, I, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr, substituted Trustee, will on the 28th day of April, 2010, during legal hours, being between the hours of 11:00 o'clock a.m. And 4:00 o'clock p.m., at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, Mississippi, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, offer for sale at public outcry and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi: Beginning at a point where the East line of Poplar Street intersects the Northwest line of the City Cemetery Road: running thence in a Northerly direction along the said East line of Poplar Street, a distance of 122 feet, more or less, to the Southwest corner of that certain tract of land which was conveyed by Maurice Metzger to Robert Lewis by Deed bearing date of the 16th day of November, 1925, recorded in Book 163 at Page 49 of the Land Records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; thence in a Northeasterly direction on a line parallel with the Northwest line of said City Cemetery Road, a distance of 40 feet to the Northwest corner of that certain tract of land conveyed by the said Maurice Metzger to Mary E. Katzenmeyer, by Deed bearing date of the 1st day of April, 1926, recorded in Book 165 at Page 143 of the Land Records aforesaid; thence in a Southerly direction along the Westerly line of the property so conveyed to the said Mary E. Katzenmeyer, a distance of 100 feet to a point in

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the Northwest line of said City Cemetery Road, which is 91 feet Northeast of the Point of Beginning of the property hereby conveyed, thence in a Southwesterly direction along the said Northwest line of said City Cemetery Road, a distance of 91 feet to the intersection of said City Cemetery Road, the Point of Beginning; the land hereby conveyed being a part of the same property which was conveyed to the said Maurice Metzger by Deed executed by Jacob Schaffer, bearing date of the 17th day of March, 1925, recorded in Book 158 at Page 240 of the Land Records aforesaid, and being situated in Lots 25 and 36 in Square 8 in that certain Survey in said City of Vicksburg known as North Springfield; also, all and singular the buildings and improvements thereon and the appurtenances there unto appertaining and belonging. And being the same property conveyed by said Maurice Metzger to T. B. Tennant and Hazel J. Tennant by Deed dated July 28, 1926, recorded in Book 165 at Page 308 of the Land Records of said County. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. /s/ J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. J. ALLEN DERIVAUX, JR. Substituted Trustee 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27(4t)

commanded that to protect any interest or rights you may have, you must physically appear and be present and defend at the Warren County Chancery Courthouse in the Chancery Courtroom, Vicksburg, Mississippi, on the 5th day of May, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. before the honorable Vicki Roach Barnes, Chancellor. Should you fail to be present, appear and defend at the aforesaid time and place, you are hereby notified that an Order will be entered granting the relief demanded in the Petition. ISSUED UNDER MY HAND AND OFFICIAL SEAL OF SAID COURT, this the 18th day of March, 2010. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK BY: /S/ Denise Bailey D.C. Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t)

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 20th day of April, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: The following described land and property situated in the Warren County, Mississippi, to wit: All of Lot 15 of South Glen Subdivision, a plat of which is duly recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 31 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Less and Except: Part of Lot 15 of South Glen Subdivision, Warren County, Mississippi more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot 15 or South Glen Subdivision, a plat of which is recorded in Plat Book 3 at Page 31 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, said point being also the Northeast corner of Lot 16 of said South Glen Subdivision, and run thence South 13 degrees 44 minutes 00 seconds West, 80.16 feet to a point that lies 5 degrees 57 minutes 00 seconds West, 109.13 feet to the Southwest Corner of said Lot 15; thence along the West line of said Lot 15 (also the East line of Lot 16) North 17 degrees 19 minutes 00 seconds East, 189.02 feet to the point of beginning. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day March 25, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ccn/F10-0758 Publish: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13(3t)

payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, B. Blake Teller, as Substituted Trustee, will between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the 28th day of April, 2010, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: All of Lot 8 of Camelot Estates, Part 1, per plat of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 23 of the Land Records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi. The undersigned will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 29th day of March, 2010. /s/ B. Blake Teller B. BLAKE TELLER Substituted Trustee Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY LOUISE F. CARLSON, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-044PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF MARY LOUISE F. CARLSON NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Mary Louise F. Carlson were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 29th day of March, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90 days of the first date of publication hereon. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Clyde Edward Carlson CLYDE EDWARD CARLSON Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHNNIE LEE HOWARD EDMONIA ROBINSON PETITIONER VS. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS-AT-LAW OF JOHNNIE LEE HOWARD RESPONDENTS CAUSE NO. 2010-102 GN SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: THE UNKNOW HEIRS-AT-LAW OF JOHNNIE LEE HOWARD, DECEASED, WHOSE POST OFFICE AND STREET ADDRESSES ARE UNKOWN AFTER DILIGENT SEARCH AND INQUIRY The Civil Action referenced above is filed in this Court by Edmonia Robinson on behalf of the estate of Johnnie Lee Howard, Deceased, seeking to declare and recognize Edmonia Robinson, Emma Lee Sellers, deceased, Robert L. Howard Sr., deceased, Moses Leon Howard, Rosie Howard Brooks, deceased, Lee Thelma Robinson, deceased, Willie Howard Jr., deceased and Sidney Howard, deceased as the sole heirs-at-law of Johnnie Lee Howard, deceased. Anyone claiming to be an heir at law of Johnnie Lee Howard, deceased, may mail or hand-deliver a written response to the Petition filed in this action to Dot McGee, Warren County Chancery Clerk, Post Office Box 351, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39181. You are hereby notified and

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN R. MCLEOD, DECEASED, NO. 2010-038PR TANYA CROCKER AND BESTY LYNCH CO-PETITIONERS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration, C.T.A., having been granted to the undersigned on the 31st day of March, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, upon the Estate of John R. McLeod, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from this date, or they will be forever barred. THIS the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Tanya Crocker TANYA CROCKER /s/ Betsy Lunch BETSY LYNCH Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20(3t) NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF ADA RINGOLD, DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2010-040PR Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Ada Ringold having been granted to the undersigned on the 18th day of March, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to have same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within ninety (90) days from the 1st date of publication of this notice which is the 30th day of March, 2010, or they will be forever barred by operation of law. Dated this the 29 th day of March, 2010. George V. Ringold Administrator Publish: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13(3t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 22nd day of August, 2005 and acknowledged on the 22nd day of August, 2005, Leon Turner, an unmarried man, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for Ameriquest Mortgage Company, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1551 at Page 162 # 225600; and WHEREAS, on the 29th day of August, 2005, Ameriquest Mortgage Company, assigned said Deed of Trust unto LaSalle Bank National Association as Trustee for RAMP 2007RP1, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 729 Instrument # 276385; and WHEREAS, on the 9th day of March, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1506 at Page 730 Instrument # 276386; and WHEREAS, default having

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WALTER EDWARD CARLSON, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-045PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF WALTER EDWARD CARLSON NOTCE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Walter Edward Carlson were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 29th day of March, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the first publication hereon. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Clyde Edward Carlson CLYDE EDWARD CARLSON Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4t) NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 24th day of April, 2006, by Gordon B. White and Phylis F. White to Robert B. Andrews, Trustee, subsequently replaced by B. Blake Teller, Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1506 at Page 799 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of RiverHills Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1587 at Page 830 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the

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CDL DRIVER. 5 years experience, clear record. No phone calls. Apply in person at Keys Recycling Center 4385 Highway 61 North. CONFEDERATE RIDGE APARTMENTS now accepting applications for Certified HVAC maintenance person. Experience is a must! Call 601-638-0102, for information.

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11. Business Opportunities

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SOCIAL WORKER MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:00-4:30 We offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance, PTO & 401K-Plan for full time employees Apply in Person at: Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm EOE TRIUMPH CHURCH HAS immediate opening in the Nursery Department. 2 Sundays per month and special events. Call Melinda, 601636-5282, Monday- Thursday, 8am-5pm.

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Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

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17. Wanted To Buy

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

POOL TABLE IN good condition needed for Church Youth Group. 601-2184191. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

PIT BULL PUPPIES. $75 each. 601-218-8901, 601218-3757. REGISTERED LIMOUSINE BULL, red, very good, no bad habits. Call for more information 601-636-0898.

1977 FORD F-600, Bucket Truck. 50 foot working height, good condition. Great electrical company or tree cutter. Must sell. 601-301-1946. 2- 48 INCH walk-behind Exmark mowers. Turf tracer, hydro. $1800 each. 601415-2224.

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

7 HORSE POWER Troybilt Tiller. Excellent condition, $600. 601-636-7634 Monday- Friday.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6413

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

at DISCOUNT

FURNITURE BARN

Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010 SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM OAK CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BEDROOM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS SAFE!!! ALL UNITS HAVE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM

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2008 POLARIS 500 HO 4x4. Like new, only 7 hours. $5500. 601-618-6716.

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24. Business Services

HITACHI 65 INCH big screen T.V. with HD. Asking $700. 601-218-6653. SMITH & WESSON Victory Model .38 Caliber, good condition, $275. Ruger Mini 30 with many accessories, $700. 601-638-7706.

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19. Garage & Yard Sales

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34. Houses For Sale

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

COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

800 BELMONT STREET. Beautifully restored, large basement, extra lot, reduced to $123,900. Martha Walker Realty 601-634-1548.

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28. Furnished Apartments CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

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3 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHS 2300 square feet, remodeled, 3 car carport. $900 monthly, $900 deposit, references required. Serious inquiries only. 601-301-0878.

BEAUTIFUL 2 STORY home. 109 Colonial Drive, quiet cul-de-sac, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. $1400 monthly. Call 601-831-4505. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, deposit required. 601-619-9789.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 16X80. IN GOOD shape, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Setup $15,900. Darren, 228-6693505. 32X80. NEW APPLIANCES, fireplace, big tub, 2 living rooms. Setup with air conditioning, $39,900. Darren, 228-669-3505. I BUY USED homes! All makes and models. Big payoff, no need to apply! Darren, 228-669-3505. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. LAND/ HOME DEALS! 3 left in Pearl, 1 in Florence, and 1 in Vicksburg area. No credit needed! Darren, 228669-3505.

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36. Farms & Acreage WANTING TO LEASE 100-300 acres of land for family, hunting only. Prefer Claiborne, Warren or Hinds counties. Call 985-212-9119 or ken_smith53@charter.net

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

BROOKWOOD 111 DRIVE. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, large den, formal areas, breakfast room. $1400 monthly, deposit required. 601-618-0911. Totsiew@aol.com

601-634-8928

River City Landscaping, LLC

600 Blossom Lane

30. Houses For Rent

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

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DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

601-636-6490

780 Highway 61 North

Call for Details, 601-638-0102

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Refrigerator and stove furnished. $200 deposit. Call 601-634-8290

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NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.

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601-638-2231

NO FAULT DIVORCE - $350

27. Rooms For Rent

Commodore Apartments

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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40. Cars & Trucks 1958 FORD FAIRLANE 500. 2 door hard top, 352 engine, automatic transmission, restoration started, have all parts. $3000. 601830-0833, 601-630-8434. 1993 S-10 PICKUP with camper top. V6, 5-speed, new tires. $1400. 601-8300833, 601-630-8434. 1999 NISSAN MAXIMA, wrecked, new tires, sold as is. Best offer. 601-618-9297 or 601-636-7623. 2005 TOYOTA TACOMA, 4-wheel drive, excellent condition, 14,800 miles. $13,000 or best offer. 601-883-7710 2010 MERCEDES-BENZ GLK 350. 11,000 miles. $39,500. Perfect condition. Pearl white. 601-218-1732 BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

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

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OVERSTOCKED WITH TRUCKS. Need another chance? 2002 Dodge Ram ½ ton, short wheel base, 80,000 miles, nice! No credit needed- Only $1500 down! 601-634-0320. River City Auto Sales. Classified Advertising really brings big results!


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