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City OKs nearly $10,000 in back pay to mayor’s chief of staff By Manivanh Chanprasith

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Nearly $10,000 in back overtime pay is being paid to the mayor’s chief of staff, and the mayor said he is unsure how many similarly graded employees might be allowed to collect back pay. In executive session during Monday’s meeting of the Vicksburg Board of Mayor

and Aldermen, officials voted 2-0 to pay Kenya Burks, who is a salaried employee, $9,701.59 in overtime she Kenya logged from Burks June 2009 through January 2011. Her annual pay is $72,100.

“We ended up having to pay the employee based upon the hours that had been punched to work,” said Mayor Paul Winfield, who appointed Burks when he took office. She was then paid $70,000 annually. The overtime covers 196.27 hours. “As the mayor, and as the head of this organization, I accept responsibility for

this issue, in particular, the person worked in my office,” he said. “We have taken precautions to make sure this type of incident does not happen again.” South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman said he did not vote against paying Burks, but, “I did not sign off on the matter.” “It happened and it had to be rectified,” he said. “I never


Warren County sets 3 hearings for discussions

WEATHER Tonight: clear, lows in the 50s Thursday: partly cloudy, highs in the 80s Mississippi River:

By Danny Barrett Jr.

41.9 feet Fell: 0.4 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

Three hearing dates are set for the public to view and comment on Warren County’s proposed new maps for the five supervisor districts and three justice court districts. Meetings on two proposed maps for supervisor will be at 9 a.m., Monday, April 25, and at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2. A single hearing on the new justice court maps is set for Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m. All will take place in the Board of Supervisors meeting room on the third floor of the Warren County Courthouse. Proposals for each show areas of predominantly black sections of Vicksburg and Warren County moving into adjacent districts from which county supervisor, school board trustees and justice court judges are elected. Population losses inside the city shown by the 2010 census prompted a redrawn map to be submitted for federal approval. Districts 2 and 3 gain population on both proposals for supervisor and school board. Land along U.S. 80 between the city limits and Bucks Drive, extending north to Culkin Road and south along Mississippi 27 to Stenson Road, would move to District 2 in the first plan. The second version


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TODAY IN HISTORY 1862: The Civil War Battle of Shiloh begins in Tennessee as Confederate forces launch a surprise attack against Union troops, who beat back the Confederates the next day. 1909: American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits become the first men to reach the Robert E. North Peary Pole. 1917: Congress approves a declaration of war against Germany. 1985: William J. Schroeder becomes the first artificial heart recipient to be discharged from the hospital as he moves into an apartment in Louisville, Ky.

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agreed to hire her. I didn’t feel that we needed that position.” Records of action after the executive session show that Winfield and North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield voted for the payment. Mayfield said he voted for it because of the federal wage and hour laws designed by

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Former combat medic Matt Parrish, 31, walks along U.S. 80 near Delta Tuesday on his way across the country to raise money and awareness for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which helps widows and orphans of special operations soldiers killed in combat. Parrish’s Trek for Hope is taking him from Tampa, Fla., to Los Angeles and back to Tampa. He began his walk on Jan. 19

and has walked about 15 to 20 miles a day. He said he has raised $6,000 of his $25,000 goal. If he raises the total goal before he returns, he said, he will “raise the bar and keep on walking and raising money.” To follow Trek for Hope visit www.trekforhope. com, or to donate, visit jacobparrish1.

Degree programs in nursing and criminal justice are among the expanded course offerings envisioned for Vicksburg by newly appointed Alcorn State University President Dr. M. Christopher Brown II. Brown, who will be formally installed April 16 as the 18th president of Alcorn, said that a “Vicksburg vision” is being crafted that could include purchasing property here and transforming it into a full satellite campus similar to what Alcorn has developed in Natchez. “We are working on finding a place and identifying funding sources,” Brown said in an interview Monday in The Vicksburg Post newsroom. “We know we need to take our services to the community that needs them,

Brown, whose selection as the unanimous choice of the Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning to succeed interim president Dr. Norris Edney was announced in December. Brown took office Jan. 10, moving from Nashville where he had been executive vice president and provost of Fisk University and education professor since 2009. At 38, he is the youngest public university president in the state. See Alcorn, Page A9.

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Online To view the full schedule of events for the inauguration of Alcorn State University President Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, visit

Dr. M. Christopher Brown II and there’s real conversation about developing them here.” At least 1,000 graduates of the Lorman-based public university live in Vicksburg and Warren County, said Clara Ross Stamps, Alcorn’s associate vice president of marketing. Statewide, the number is about 17,800. “It’s clearly a diverse campus and it’s becoming a more diverse campus every day,” said

By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — The Democratic House speaker on Tuesday questioned whether Gov. Haley Barbour and Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant are seeking favorable treatment from a Republican-appointed judge if the state’s legislative redistricting battle moves out of the state Capitol and into federal court. Billy McCoy said he made the inquiries based on comments he had heard Bryant More legislative made Monday to Senate news Republicans in a closeddoor meeting about redistricting. Bryant and Barbour are both Republicans, and Barbour is a potential 2012 presidential candidate. Bryant told reporters late Monday that he told GOP senators during the private meeting that Edith H. Jones, who’s now chief judge of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, was nominated to the court in 1985 by President Ronald Reagan. “I said, well I heard, and I don’t know that to be true, that Gov. Barbour worked in the White House when Judge Jones was appointed,” Bryant told reporters. Barbour was political director for the Reagan White House in 1985. Bryant said he wasn’t trying to imply that Jones would take care of Republicans’ interests. “If anybody thinks they are going to influence a federal judge, that is a ridiculous notion and that’s why my position was — is that if you think by whoever was appointed, whoever was president, that’s not going to occur,” Bryant said. McCoy sent a letter to Barbour asking whether

ASU president sees Vicksburg expansion By Pamela Hitchins

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Attempt to remove barge to begin today By Danny Barrett Jr. Removal of a barge sunken below Interstate 20 against a bridge pier was to resume today and take up to three days as crews are expected to cut up the barge and allow it to float safely away from the Mississippi River’s navigation lanes. The highway will be open to traffic during the salvage operation led by contractor Big River Shipbuilders and Salvage, the Coast Guard said in a release Tuesday. One eastbound lane on the Louisiana side remains closed to traffic as state engineers check the stability of the structure, struck March 23 by a 30-barge tow on high water. The waterway will close to vessel traffic once work begins and trains crossing the river on the old U.S. 80 bridge will be coordinated by a unified command of agencies in place since the barge strike, one of four on the river since March 20, includ-

An inmate who escaped from the Issaquena County Jail Tuesday morning was captured several hours later in a wooded area a few miles from the jail, Issaquena County Sheriff Richard Jones said. Marium Anton Smith, 31, is a state inmate serving a 25-year sentence from Montgomery County for two counts of armed robbery. He went missing around 9 a.m., Jones said. Deputies found him at about 4 p.m. in a wooded area five miles from the jail with the help of K-9 units from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Pachman and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. How Smith escaped remained under investigation, Jones said.

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A barge once filled with soybeans sits lodged next to a pier of the Interstate 20 bridge over the Mississippi River. ing two in Vicksburg and one at Natchez. All are under investigation by the Coast Guard. No completion date has been specified by the Coast Guard since cutting the barge emerged as the chief option in the days after the incident. Tuesday’s release noted the

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Gary Pruitt, 30, 1790 Fisher Ferry Road, Apartment E-32, was picked up at 1:45 p.m. Monday at his home by Vicksburg Police Department officials who charged him with sale of Hydrocodone. While searching the apartment, officers found a handheld radio missing from the E-911 center, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Pruitt, a former employee of the dispatch center, is believed to have taken the radio when he worked there, Pace said. He faces county charges of embezzlement, the sheriff said. Pruitt was released from the Warren County Jail late Monday on a $5,000 bond.

Drug suspect charged City woman jailed, with stealing 911 radio held for drug court A Vicksburg man arrested after a months-long investigation Monday and charged with attempting to sell narcotics now faces charges of stealing a radio from the Warren County E-911 Dispatch Center.

salvage operation was “anticipated to last between 24-72 hours.” Strategy sessions have involved Coast Guard, state transportation officials from Louisiana and Mississippi, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Highway Administra-

tion, Vicksburg Bridge Commission and Marquette Transportation, which owned the vessels on both tows that struck bridge piers in Vicksburg. The Mississippi River at Vicksburg stood at 41.9 feet this morning, down 0.04 foot. Flood stage is 43 feet.

A city woman was in the Warren County Jail this morning charged with a drug court sanction, jail records showed. Rose Marie Eatmon, 2816

Drummond St., was arrested at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday and was being held without bond.

4 sent to hospital after 3 wrecks in 2 days

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Three wrecks sent four people to the hospital on Monday and early Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the Vicksburg Fire Department said. • Just before 1 a.m. Monday, Christopher Green, 30, 106 Linda Drive, was taken to River Region Medical Center after a wreck in the 1000 block of Warrenton Road. He was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said. • At 2:19 p.m. Monday Theresa Parks, 41, 200 Curry St., was taken to River Region after her car was rear-ended at Hutson and Washington streets. She was treated and released. • Two men were taken to River Region after a singlecar accident in the 1000 block of Warrenton Road just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. Shaun Dougherty, 26, 105 Indian Spur, Choctaw, Miss., and Robert Tubby, 29, 887 Blackjack Road, Philadelphia, Miss., were treated and released from River Region.

Three burglaries were reported on Monday and Tuesday, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. •At 2:41 p.m. Monday, in the 200 block of Downhill Drive a Craftsman lawn mower valued at $600 and two Featherlite weed trimmers valued at $100 each were reported missing from a shed behind a home. • Just after 9 a.m. Monday, a case of Budweiser beer valued at $17 and assorted bags of chips valued at $5 were reported missing from Bottom Up Bar and Grill at 2618 Halls Ferry Road. • At 1:47 p.m. in the 1900 block of Sky Farm Avenue a 26-inch Visio flat-screen TV valued at $300, a 42-inch Samsung TV valued at $600, a 19-inch Emerson TV valued at $280 and a diamond ring valued at $600 was reported missing.

community calendar Belmont M.B. —Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Kenneth Griffin, pastor and speaker; 4446 Charlie Brown Road. St. Alban’s Episcopal — Lenten Arts Program, tonight: 6, Holy Eucharist Healing; 6:30, soup dinner; 7, Dr. Sam Gore, sculptor, Mississippi College; 5430 Warriors Trail. The Church of the Holy Trinity — 12:05 p.m., Friday, Lenten Fine Art Series, “Quips, Quotes and Southern Fun,” Mary Ruth Jones; 12:35, gumbo $10; South and Monroe Streets. Nazarene — 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, yard sale and car wash; dishes, clothes, baby items, furniture and other items; proceeds to benefit summer youth camps; 3428 Wisconsin Ave. Stanfield New Life Christian — Men of Valor concert, 5:30 p.m. Saturday; Elevated from Hinds Community College and Bettie Murphy Draper; Dr. John Sr. and Lora Williams, pastors; 601-6382788; 1404 Lane St. Greater Mount Zion Baptist — Spring musical, 6 p.m. Saturday; Travelers Rest

No smoking push moves to City Board By Manivanh Chanprasith

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises; 12:30 p.m., LaBarre bridge; 1, card games; 5:45, chess and bridge. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-8833849, 601-883-3290 or 601636-3229. Sisters by Choice — Cancer support group, 6 p.m. Thursday; Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road; Dr. Erika Tanner, River Region OB-GYN, speaker; all cancer patients, survivors, caretakers invited. Alcorn State University Open House — 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, James L. Bolden Campus Union Ballroom; or 800-2226790 to register. “Dancing the Blues” — 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; tickets, $12 at the door, $10 in advance; 601-631-2997 for reser-

vations; SCHC Auditorium, Brain Injury Support Group — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, River Region West conference rooms; 601-415-4520 or 601981-1021. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays And Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-6365703; 1414 Cherry St. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Old Habits; donations appreciated. Cedars Head Start Center — Accepting applications for the 2011-2012 school year; ages 8 weeks-4 years; 601-636-1360.

CLUBS Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Sheriff Martin Pace; Shoney’s. Army/Navy — 7 p.m. Thursday; steak dinner meeting; club house. John C. Pemberton Camp 1354 Sons of Confederate Veterans — 7 p.m. Thursday, Southern Cultural Heritage Complex; Sam Price will speak on Campaign Vicksburg and Grand Gulf; visitors welcome. Letitia Street Reunion — Saturday: 7 a.m.-1 p.m., fivefamily yard sale includes a pool table, elliptical machine

and $5 brown bag; benefits reunion; 3, planning meeting; 245 Valley View Lane, Hills of the Valley; 601-218-3869. Vicksburg Cruisers — Dogwood Run, 10 a.m. Saturday; cruise Natchez Trace to Rocky Springs for picnic; Pete, 601218-2193. VHS Class of 1978 — 6 p.m. Saturday, monthly gathering; Teresa Cochran, 601-4151090, Sharon Havard, 601638-3382, or Ruby Gibson Gables, 601-707-5522; Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St.

BENEFIT Car Wash — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Walmart parking lot; benefits Revert Community Coalition Center.

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One found guilty One conviction for driving under the influence was reported during the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court, Sandy Carter, 51, 509 Lynn St., was convicted of DUI first offense and fined $753. No convictions were reported in Warren County Justice Court.

A local health advocate’s push to ban smoking on all public facilities reached the City of Vicksburg Tuesday and officials have planned to look into the process. Local gym owner Linda Fondren and Leslie Horton, director of the Warren County Tobacco Free Coalition, presented a “sample ordinance” to city officials and asked for similar action in Vicksburg. “This is not about telling people they cannot smoke,” said Fondren, who presented the same ordinance to the Warren County Board of Supervisors last month. “It is about protecting children and protecting those who do not desire to smoke. According to statistics 26 percent of people in Warren County smoke,” she said. “Seventy-four percent of the people here do not smoke, therefore, I think the priority should be given for smoke-free environment.” Fondren was citing statistics published by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The ordinance was designed from other cities that have adopted non-smoking ordinances, including Greenville, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, Fondren said. It states that smoking is prohibited at public facilities where children are primarily present. That include cityowned buildings, child care centers, public parks, health facilities and schools. The ordinance excludes restaurants, bars and casinos. “This is kind of a no-brainer right here,” Mayor Paul Winfield said. “I don’t see a really big uproar. I see it as a progressive move.” Winfield said the city would need to tailor an ordinance to Vicksburg, which has a policy in place prohibiting smoking inside its city buildings. Smoking is allowed in designated areas, usually about 20 feet from building entrances. The move to an ordinance will make it criminal for anyone caught with a cigarette in a place designated as smoke free. The ordinance says the penalty is a misdemeanor payable with a $100 fine. The proposed ordinance will have to be brought before the public and voted on by the board. “When it comes to public facilities, including parks, you can control that with not very many problems,” North Ward Alderman Michael Mayfield said at the meeting. “Most people will adhere to it.”

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County denies waiver of Comcast deposit No clues, autopsy Company to run cable through Warren for Monroe, Jackson markets

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Comcast Cable will have to pay the deposit stipulated by the state for a fiber optic cable the company plans to run through Warren County, after a request to waive the bond was shot down by county supervisors. A line planned between the cable television and Internet provider’s Monroe and Jackson markets will serve as a backup communications link during service interruptions, said Frances Smith, director of government and regulatory affairs for Comcast in Jackson. Smith said the company asked for the waiver on the recommendation of ABMB Engineers, the county’s engineering firm of record. A written request to supervisors in March contains no reference to ABMB and was signed by a construction specialist with the company. On Monday, County Engineer John McKee presented it to the board for consideration like any other request, but told supervisors a waiver was out of the ordinary for a


On the agenda During their regular meeting Monday, members of the Warren County Board of Supervisors: • Approved canceling a public hearing set for April 18 on a proposed abandonment of Kings Point Road. The cancellation came at the request of the Puckett family, who originally requested the county abandon about 9,800 feet of roadway. • Approved invoices totaling $35,468.06 for County Engineer John McKee for various engineering ser-

vices and $13,524.44 for attorney Randy Sherard for legal services. • Approved hiring Angela Bates in the Purchasing Department. • Awarded two construction bids to Vicksburg-based Central Asphalt for paving projects on Fairways and Forest Cove subdivisions. The bids were for $359,704.39 and $203,108.85, respectively. Homeowners in both areas petitioned for the work and to finance it themselves, according to a state law that allows counties to tack special assessments to property taxes for road paving.

company without a local service area. “I do want to point out we usually do this for local, providing services,� McKee said. “Comcast, as far as I know, does not provide service.� The deposit, referred to as a utility bond, is usually included in construction permits granted to utility companies and is used as collateral against any damage to public

property if a cable line, natural gas line or similar infrastructure is planned along public roads. It was invoked by the county against Midcontinent Pipeline in 2009 when parts of seven roads were damaged during the natural gas transmission pipeline’s construction. The line is slated to cross the Mississippi River yards from the old U.S. 80 bridge along

two maps proposed, which use the same census blocks that determine the supervisor districts and mirror much of the same movement likely on the supervisor maps. In the first alternative, the central district expands eastward to take in everything between Culkin Road and Stenson Road except for a strip of U.S. 80 between the city limits and Bucks Drive. It also gains territory south of East Clay and U.S. 80, including a chunk east of Mississippi 27 bounded by Stenson and Mount Alban roads.

The second alternative shows the northern district retaining the east side of Mississippi 27 and the central district keeping the expanded borders from the first proposal. Legal action against Warren and nine other Mississippi counties filed in February by local chapters of the NAACP has been con-

a route once used by Adelphia Communications, which went bankrupt in 2006 and had assets bought out by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. From there, initial drawings show it running underground through central Vicksburg, through Bovina via sections of U.S. 80, then east to Jackson. Vicksburg Bridge Commission has a deal on the table to let the Philadelphia, Pa.-based cable giant cross bridge property for $30,000 annually the first year, with 3 percent “escalators� thereafter, chairman Robert Moss confirmed Monday. District 4 Supervisor Bill Lauderdale motioned against waiving the bond, “We have rules,� Lauderdale said later. Comcast is the largest cable provider and home internet service provider in the United States. Its first cable system was in Tupelo, as American Cable Systems, in 1963. Its service areas in Mississippi include Jackson, Hattiesburg, Tupelo/Corinth, and parts of DeSoto and Tate counties. In January, Comcast acquired NBCUniversal for $13.8 billion from General Electric.

Continued from Page A1. excludes the city limits-toBucks Drive strip of territory, currently in District 1. District 3 would gain in two spots in the first plan — along U.S. 61 South to the city limits, bounded to the south by Grange Hall Road, and a piece south of East Clay Street between rail tracks north of Old Highway 27 and Mississippi 27. In the second version, the central city-based district gains neighborhoods between Halls Ferry Road and Wisconsin Avenue. The justice court’s central district gains voters from the northern district on each of

State Continued from Page A1. he had spoken to Jones about redistricting. “Of course, Gov. Barbour has not spoken with Judge Jones,� Barbour spokeswoman Laura Hipp said. Bryant said lawmakers need to “hunker down� and finish redrawing the 122 state House districts and 52 Senate districts to reflect population changes revealed by the 2010 census. The Mississippi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed a lawsuit last month seeking to block this year’s legislative elections in the current but outdated districts. The suit argues that because some districts have many more residents than others that the map violates the constitutional principle of one-person, one-vote. The lawsuit is expected to

move forward if lawmakers can’t agree on new district boundaries. As chief, Jones would appoint three federal judges to hear the case. On Tuesday, McCoy wrote to Bryant and asked whether the lieutenant governor had implied Jones “likely would appoint a judge favorable to Republican interests.� “Did you make any comments about the relationship between the Chief Judge and Governor would affect her actions in selecting the panel in the case?� McCoy asked in the letter, which he publicly released. Bryant wrote back to McCoy: “I do not have any influence over a federal judge’s decisions, and neither do you or Governor Barbour. Anyone who believes to the contrary is indulging in fantasy.�

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solidated into a single case before Gulfport-based U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. Hancock County is part of the lead case, into which the other cases were folded. In each, the organization has argued the qualifying period should be extended to June 1 due to population shifts that threaten minority voting strength.

A body found in the Mississippi River Monday night remained unidentified and the cause of death undetermined this morning, though leads on the identity of the victim were being followed, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are methodically going through the process of contacting jurisdictions upstream from Vicksburg that are conducting accident or missing person investigations related to the Mississippi River,â&#x20AC;? Pace said today. Deputy coroner Kelda Bailess said late Tuesday the state crime lab had not been able to get to the autopsy, and it was expected today. Possible leads provided by other law enforcement agencies could aid in identifying the victim, she said, especially in being

able to provide dental records and other key information. The body, presumed to be a man because of its clothing, was spotted by a river towboat operator around 7 p.m. Monday, near Kings Point Island about 4 miles upstream from the Mississippi River bridges at Vicksburg. Workers at Ergon Marine were radioed and took a small contact boat able to get closer to the river bank to check the report, and then notified Pace. Pace, Bailess, two investigators and an officer with the Mississippi Fish and Wildlife service recovered the body, which was sent to the crime lab for an autopsy and identification. Pace would not speculate on how long the body had been in the river before it was found. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are just too many variables,â&#x20AC;? he said.


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JACK VIX SAYS: The redistricting fight has just begun.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The supervisors will put metallic furniture in the courthouse. • W.A. Cook says the cold weather injured his fruit crop considerably. • Horatio King dies.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 President William McKinley will visit Vicksburg on the first of May. • Brother Charles of Natchez is spending the day here. • Hugh Richardson and family are here from Atlanta on a visit.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Pat Tompkins is named county tick inspector. • J.R. Perry is at the head of the newly formed Perry Grain and Cement Company. • Hazel Willis and her friend, Amanda Steen, are spending several days in Meridian.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 Dr. H.H. Haralson issues an appeal on behalf of Ireland. • Blanch Baer entertains at the B.B. Club. • The Vicksburg Evening Post has a write up of the domestic science class of Jett School under Miss Eva Webster.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Holleran, first baseman, and Morgan, second sacker, join the Billies. • Father’s Night is observed at Carr Junior High School. • Mrs. N. Vick Robbins is chosen president of the city council PTA. • Paul Tvergosky is elected director of the Waterworks Association for Mississippi.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Rip Fanning is named manager of the Vicksburg Billies of the Cotton States League. • A motor convoy from Fort Benning will stop here overnight. • Corp. Vincent Battalio is here from Camp Blanding to visit his mother.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 The Carr Central High School Band is rated excellent at the Mississippi High School Band Festival. • Hardy Jones, interior decorator, speaks at the Kiwanis Club.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 John W. Williams dies. • Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Cox Jr. announce the birth of a son, Roy Ingram, on April 6. • Coralie Anderson is visiting friends and relatives in Brookhaven.


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40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Roy Taylor stars in “The Time Machine” at the Rivoli DriveIn Theatre. • Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ongood and children return from a visit with relatives in Memphis.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 James H. Hall receives a neck injury when a school bus slams into the back of his car. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Roach of Edwards are the parents of a son, Eric Gerard, born April 6.

FBI guidelines alarming If new FBI guidelines go unchallenged, Americans’ Miranda rights someday could vanish. The Wall Street Journal has uncovered an FBI memo from October 2010 that encouraged agents to interrogate terrorism suspects — citizens as well as noncitizens — without first informing them of their rights to have an attorney and against self-incrimination. As defenders of individual freedom, we are troubled by any policy that erases individual liberty or undermines established court precedents for interrogation procedures. Last May, Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department would seek legislation asking the courts to authorize a broader interpretation of the public-safety exception for questioning suspects. This exception allows for longer and more

aggressive interrogations before notifying individuals of their rights. Then, nothing happened. The Justice Department dropped its plan for congressional authorization or judicial review. Instead, the department quietly issued an internal memo with the intent of mandating the looser rules on its own. The FBI thus circumvented the process of congressional review in its bid for new powers. While we understand the legal challenges of combating terrorism, we are more worried about the erosion of constitutional rights. Over time, law enforcement agencies will apply any new powers far beyond their original intent. For example, the Patriot Act, originally intended for terrorism cases, has been used in everything from kidnapping investigations to drug trials.

Informing suspects of their rights is an important safeguard that protects the innocent without empowering the guilty. Law enforcement groups argue that interrogations can produce valuable information that could defuse an imminent threat. The Supreme Court already has addressed these “ticking time bomb” scenarios with a 1984 precedent that grants law enforcement greater Miranda leeway in extraordinary cases. We believe it is important that the courts review any new procedures, rather than the federal agencies that routinely quash constitutional rights. President Barack Obama promised his administration would improve upon his predecessor’s cavalier attitude toward civil liberties. We’re still waiting for the president to fulfill that promise.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Gov. Ray Mabus signs into law a bill allowing the City of Vicksburg to levy taxes to raise money for a convention center. • Jason Mucha is awarded his Eagle badge at a Court of Honor. • Amy Atkins places first on the balance beam at the U.S. Gymnastics Federation State Championships.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Dr. Betsy Lum Lipscomb of Port Gibson is appointed to the Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine. • Warren County plans to spend $50,000 to upgrade Eagle Lake landing.

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Millions spent abroad while more millions cut at home WASHINGTON — Each Tomahawk cruise missile fired at Libyan targets since the latest action began costs $1.4 million. Given the barrage of missiles, it’s no surprise that the total cost for Tomahawks after the first week was nearly $269 million, according to the Pentagon. When you add bombers, destroyers and assorted other war machinery, Operation Odyssey Dawn cost taxpayers nearly $600 million in the first week; a scaled-down engagement will continue to cost as much as $100 million a week, experts say. Still, in a country as prosperous as this, that’s not a ruinous amount of money. But given the current mindset in Congress — where politicians are proposing cuts to Head Start, nutritional aid to indigent mothers and health care for the poor — our Libyan intervention does speak loudly to priorities. How can we afford to save Libyan civilians from the predations of Moammar Gadhafi if we can’t afford to save Americans from foreclosures and disease?



How can we afford to save Libyan civilians from the predations of Moammar Gadhafi if we can’t afford to save Americans from foreclosures and disease?

Last week, President Barack Obama laid out a reasonable case for his decision to summon Western allies to intervene in Libya, stressing the need to prevent a humanitarian crisis. He pointed out that Gadhafi is an iron-fisted tyrant who thought nothing of bringing in mercenaries, shelling cities and blocking supplies of food and water to citizens who opposed him. I get it: It was an emergency. But a slow-speed emergency is playing out all over this country, where many of the jobless have been forced to live in cheap motels, go without food and parcel out their

children to relatives. If we can’t afford more generous assistance to those who cannot find work, how can we afford all those Tomahawk missiles? If we can’t afford to fund public health clinics, how can we consider paying for arms to Libyan rebels? Yet the budget debate here has been all but silent on the costs of a new war. Oh, a few notables have dared to question our spending priorities. Ten days ago, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the eminently sensible Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., said: “It makes no sense in the front room, where in Congress we

are debating seemingly every day the deficits, the debt ceiling situation coming up, the huge economic problems we have — but in the back room we are spending money on a military situation in Libya.” But few others of his stature seem to have noticed the contradiction between budget hawks’ dire predictions of imminent ruin and a warminded profligacy that props up the military-industrial complex. Many members of Congress are angry that they were barely consulted before the intervention began; fewer are upset that the Libyan action eats away funds that might have been used here at home. I’ve been waiting for the newly empowered, Tea Party-supported cadre of House Republicans to squawk about money spent in Libya, but they, too, have been quiet. This may explain why: According to a recent CNN poll, Tea Party members overwhelmingly supported the imposition of a no-fly-zone in Libya. Still, many of them gathered here last week to demand more drastic cuts in fed-

eral spending. It’s not only conservatives who’ve refused to acknowledge warped priorities. It was liberal interventionists in the Obama administration, after all, who helped persuade the president to use military force against Gadhafi. And then there’s Obama himself. He drew Gadhafi a line in the sand, but he has so far refused to be as forceful with Republicans, who insist on cutting domestic spending before the economy has fully recovered. Indeed, many economists say GOP-favored cuts will end up eliminating jobs. It’s no wonder so many Americans believe the country is on the wrong track. They see a president powerful enough to reach around the world to alleviate suffering but unwilling — or unable — to do much to cushion the blows from a brutal recession here at home.

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

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More time required By Manivanh Chanprasith Vicksburg police officers just promoted to the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant will now have to wait two years before being allowed to test for the next rank up. The Board of M ayo r and Aldermen unani- Chief Walter Armstrong mously agreed Monday at the behest of Chief Walter Armstrong to add one year to the time period for both ranks before candidates are eligible to test for promotion. “We believe once an officer goes up in rank, they need that experience,” Armstrong told the board Monday. “That one year we currently have them serve now, we don’t think is enough time for them to learn the ins and outs of what’s required of them as a supervisor.” “I think this is a positive move,” Winfield said. Exa m s i n c l u d e w r i t ten and oral components. Pay rates will not change with this addition, Armstrong said. The base pay for sergeants is $18.05 per hour, $19.98 for lieutenants and $21.91 for captains. Currently, there are 14 sergeants, three lieutenants and no captains. The base pay for an officer is $13.65 per hour. Last year, the board approved paying new recruits an extra 20 cents per hour for every year of experience they bring to the force with a maximum of $2 per hour. “The higher you go, the

On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • OK’d minutes from Feb. 7 and 10 and amended minutes from Jan. 18. • Received sealed bids for the following: for four stretchers — Striker Medical, Portage, Mich., $40,878.40; and Ferno Washington Inc., Wilmington, Ohio, $38,902.88; for concession stand operation — BJ 7, Vicksburg, $100. • OK’d the city clerk’s advertising for sealed bids for water treatment plant chemicals, pool chemicals and gas meters. • OK’d the following requests from Wayne Pratt for the Bluz Cruz Marathon set for April 16: a $250 advertising sponsorship, to use and block the north boat ramp at City Front and use of restrooms at Catfish Row. • Acknowledged receipt off the Mississippi Development Authority Energy Efficiency Block Grant program. Received the following: American Recovery & Reinvestment Act instruction No. 1 (Methods of Procurement), No. 4 (Contract and/or Budget Modifications), No. 5 (Revision to Manual Section VI — Procurements) and No. 8 (Wage Requirements & Davis — Bacon Act). • OK’d the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant waste management plan. • OK’d a contract with Webster Electric Co. of Meridian for water treatment plant generator. • OK’d an issuance of a work order for water treatment plant generator. • OK’d a resolution for the preparation and submittal of an application to the Division of Public Safety Planning, Office of Justice Programs, under the 2011-12 Stop Violence Against Women program. • OK’d the following budget amendments: transferred $52,900 in revenue from the federal grants fund received from the Mississippi Archives and History grant into the state grant fund, transferred $13,225 into the railroad depot account; transfers increased inspection capital to $66,125. more responsibilities you have,” Armstrong said. Also on Monday, the board approved another of Armstrong’s requests to change a rule to allow self-sponsored law enforcement academy graduates to apply for a posi-

• Rescinded a motion from the Feb. 25 board meeting awarding a sealed bid for concrete to MMC Materials Inc. because of a clerical error, and awarded the bid to MMC Materials Inc. and to Vicksburg Ready Mix. • OK’d a renewal of contract for an additional year to Weed Pro, LLC of Swartz, La., for weed control for $6,500 per spray. The City of Vicksburg sprays three times per year. • OK’d a resolution to delete and remove the special assessment levied against property identified as 229 Rosie Chase Circle PPIN 14318 in the amount of $245.26. • OK’d a memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi State Fire Academy for airport refresher firefighting training on April 13 and May 18. • Discussed dilapidated buildings and overgrown lot codes and authorized Victor GrayLewis, director of Buildings and Inspections, to proceed to cut, clean and demolish the following properties: 1002 Bowman St., 2005 Ford St. and 2225 Letitia St. Granted a 30-day extension to 813 Bowman St., a 45-day extension to 150 Mop Lane and a 60-day extension to 2602 Hannah Ave. The board took no action on the property at 1500 East Ave. after a 30-minute discussion with the homeowner Abraham Fowler and his attorney, Marcie Southerland. • OK’d a $100 advertising request from Porters Chapel Academy for its 8th Annual PCA Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic set for April 20. • OK’d the dissemination of office memorandum regarding participation in Relay for Life event set for April 29. In closed session, the board: • Discussed seven new hires in the recreation department; six pay adjustments in the fire department; two resignations in sewer and fire departments; 12 personnel matters in water mains, street, police, fire, right of way and sewer departments; a real estate matter and a potential litigation. The board meets next at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall Annex room 109.

tion with the VPD. “The benefit would be that the officers are properly trained through a state academy and they are self-sponsored, which means we will not have to foot the bill,” he said. The self-sponsored graduates

will still have to go through a background investigation, complete the psychological evaluation, physical exam and drug screen.

the U.S. Department of Labor. plish our objectives,” he said. “I signed off on it because it Burks, a native of Lake was the right thing to do,” he Providence, received a bachsaid. “I’m hoping this doesn’t elor’s degree from Northeast happen any more.” Louisiana University and, in The issue of Burks’ over2003, received a master’s in time log had surfaced in Janbusiness administration from uary in the accounting prothe Keller Graduate School cess, Winfield said, adding of Management in Irvine, he would disTexas. She pre“As a salaried cuss little about viously worked it because the in product employee, I was under issue is about management in the impression that Jackson. personnel. Minutes from In an e-mailed I was not entitled to statement, the Jan. 18 executive sesovertime and since I Burks said sion showed the Monday had never been paid later board discussed news of the a personnel back pay any overtime... I matter involva “large was not entitled to was ing Burks, but shocker.” no action was “As a salaovertime.” taken. ried employee, Kenya Burks Since, she has I was under the worked 40 hours impression that each week, Winfield said. I was not entitled to overtime Burks is eligible for overand since I had never been time pay, despite her being paid any overtime, I must loga salaried employee, partly ically assume that everyone because her position is claselse in the city was under the sified as that of a non-exempt same assumption that I was employee who does not exernot entitled to overtime,” she cise independent judgment, wrote. meaning she is not a superviWinfield said he was unsure sor, said Walterine Langford, how many other city posiinterim human resources tions carry that same status director. as Burks’. Langford, an attorney, said “This issue has occurred she was citing the Fair Labor before,” Winfield said. “Out Standards Act adminisof 550 employees, about 35 to tered by the U.S. Department 50 people are probably salary, of Labor Wage and Hour non-exempt, but that’s just a Division. guess. “If you’re in a discipline that “There’s nothing novel exercises independent judgabout this. It’s not uncomment like in (information mon. It should not occur, and technology) or legal, you’re we have to do everything not susceptible to it,” said we can as stewards of the Winfield, also an attorney. taxpayer money. We try to A chief of staff is a position make sure we put measures in charge of furthering the in place to prevent anything agenda of the administration from happening to incur and that entails a lot of dismore liabilities on the city cipline. It takes a lot of time or to do anything to hurt an and a lot of coordination.” employee.” Winfield said Burks’ duties Langford said she knew include facilitating meetings of no other city employin his office and promoting ees whose positions would the administration’s policies. put them in the same pay “She makes sure we accomcategory.

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SMART MONEY Q: You recommended using a lawyer to fight the Social Security bureaucracy. Why not use your senators? When I had a question BRUCE some years ag o , I wrote to my senator. Within two days I had a telephone call from Social Security and a follow up from the senator’s office. The problem was quickly resolved. Imagine that! — Gabriel, via e-mail A: Congratulations, I am glad



your senator came to your aid, but that having been observed, you’re very fortunate. Most correspondence to your representative will not receive that type of prompt attention. When you go to battle with the federal bureaucracy in most cases not having representation can prolong the issue, which seems to be an interminable process to begin with. I am told that the average application for disability requires at least two years to pursue. If you didn’t pay your taxes, we can assure you it would take far less time to pursue you, go figure. •

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By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press JACKSON — The head of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks said he’ll seek an attorney general’s opinion about the agency’s regulation of highfence enclosures for white-tail deer after being told the practice violates the law. The agency adopted the regulation in 2008, but the Legislature has never passed a law allowing such enclosures, said Larry Richardson, an attorney with the state Senate. “The law is plain, you’ll be sued,” Richardson said during a hearing Tuesday before the Senate Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee. Sam Polles, the agency’s executive director, said he was never informed there was a problem with the regulation. He said an AG’s opinion would be sought, and “we will abide by that determination.” An attorney general’s opinion does not carry the weight of law but is designed to provide public entities a level of

Barbour signs bus safety bill JACKSON (AP) — Republican Gov. Haley Barbour has signed into law a school bus safety bill drafted in response to a Jones County child’s death. The bill, known as Nathan’s Law, would require motorists to stay at least 10 feet from a stopped school bus. Violators could be fined up to $750 for a first offense. On a second offense, violators face a fine

and up to a year in prison. The bill also would prohibit school bus drivers from using cell phones while transporting children, except in cases of emergency. This is the second year legislators considered bills named in honor of Nathan Key, a 5-year-old killed in 2009 after he got off a school bus.

protection in court. Co m m i tt e e Ch a i r m a n Tommy Gollott, R-Biloxi, said lawmakers also are expected to address the issue next session. Richardson said there have been several complaints about the enclosures, which cut off access to the white-tail deer. The public trust doctrine holds that all animals belong to the public, officials said. Polles said it’s also an issue of landowners’ rights. “If they want to throw up a

high fence. The deer are in the fence. What regulation do we have there? We don’t have the authority to take the fence down,” Polles said during a heated exchange with Richardson. Agency officials said there are about 120 licensed enclosures in the state, which are inspected each month to determine what’s inside. The landowners are not allowed to charge, but agency officials said they suspect there are some who are charging for

hunts. Gollott said he believed there might be as many as 200 enclosures. To receive a permit for the enclosure, a landowner must have 300 contiguous acres. The regulation allows for breeding pens. Louie Miller, executive director of the Sierra Club of Mississippi, said his organization is considering a lawsuit. “The department has turned a blind eye to this encroachment of these enclosures and the proliferation of these enclosures and that needs to stop,” Miller said. “They’re hiding behind this idea that this is all private property rights.” House Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Committee Chairman Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, said all of the state’s enclosure laws sunset next year. Eaton said a hearing on the issue was held in the House last month. “If there’s a lawsuit, we’ll certainly wait on a court ruling,” said Eaton.

Speed confirmed by Senate as head of MDA JACKSON (AP) — The state Senate on Monday confirmed businessman Leland Speed for his second turn as execu-

tive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Speed held the top job at MDA from January 2004 until

he stepped down in November 2006. He was succeeded by Gray Swoope, who was MDA director until last month,

when he left for a similar job in Florida. Speed is expected to serve until next January.

Plaquemines president mulls run for lieutenant governor BATON ROUGE — Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, who became the face of frustration with the federal response to the Gulf oil spill, said Tuesday that he’s considering a bid for lieutenant governor this fall. Nungesser posted a letter to supporters on his website asking for campaign contributions and saying he’s weighing the race against fellow Republican Jay Billy Dardenne. Nungesser Dardenne won a special election last fall and is running to retain the seat in the Oct. 22 election. The lieutenant governor in Louisiana oversees state tourism and marketing efforts. Nungesser, who took office in 2007, became a familiar figure in newspaper and television reports after oil first touched Louisiana’s shore in Plaquemines Parish. He blasted BP and federal officials for what he called slow and inadequate efforts to clean up the oil.

La. senators reject congressional plan BATON ROUGE — State senators on Tuesday agreed on a redesign of Louisiana’s congressional map that is at odds with the plan drawn by the state House, setting up a scramble for compromise with only a week left to go in the redistricting special session. The proposed new map of the U.S. House districts offered by Senate President Joel Chaisson and passed on a 23-15 vote goes against the wishes of Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal and the dean of the state’s congressional delegation, Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander. Despite the opposition, Chaisson called his pro-


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS posal a fair representation of the public testimony gathered around the state about which parishes would like to remain together and which community ties exist within districts. Republicans and Democrats were on both sides of the Senate vote. “I think it represents a reasonable compromise between all the competing factions,” said Chaisson, D-Destrehan. Senators narrowly rejected an alternate proposal backed by Jindal and more similar to the House-backed map. The GOP has a narrow edge in both chambers of the Legislature.

Barbour headed to S.C. Saturday JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour will be in South Carolina on Saturday as he continues to weigh a possible Republican presidential bid in 2012. Barbour’s schedule has Gov. Haley him in GreenBarbour ville, S.C., at 9 a.m. for a speech to the Greenville GOP Convention, followed by an 11 a.m. talk to the Spartanburg, S.C., GOP Convention. Barbour, who cannot seek re-election this year, has been making the rounds of the early primary states. He has been to Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. He also has been to California. Barbour has been to South Carolina before. South Carolina’s Republican primary is less than a year away. Barbour has said he will make a decision on running for president this spring.


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No deal yet as Friday government shutdown looms WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks are intensifying on Capitol Hill on reaching a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September — and avoid a government shutdown. Whether a shutdown can be avoided in three days is another matter. Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat, claimed “a glimmer of hope” this morning, based on latenight negotiations between Senate Democrats and House Republicans. The White House was said to be trying to assess the extent of progress, if any, before setting up another meeting like the one President Barack Obama hosted Tuesday. A White House official said an Obama-led meeting could happen today, if necessary,

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and that his trip to Pennsylvania would not interfere. Appearing on a network morning news show, Schumer said “some progress was made” in talks late Tuesday and said “we’ve met the other side more than half way” at $33 billion in proposed cuts. But the New York Democrat also said that if talks collapse and a government shutdown happens, it will be the

Tuesday’s meeting involving Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., failed to produce the hopedfor breakthrough, however, with a stopgap government funding bill set to expire Friday at midnight.

tea party’s fault. He said tea party-backed Republicans in the House “have demanded that cuts be in a very small portion of the budget,” such as cancer research, student aid and public broadcasting. He said tea party Republicans “have an ideology to just get rid of all government,” regardless of whether programs are working. Tuesday’s White House

Report: GOP budget raises health care costs for retirees WASHINGTON (AP) — Most future retirees would pay more for health care under a new House Republican budget proposal, according to an analysis by nonpartisan experts for Congress that could be an obstacle to GOP ambitions to tame federal deficits. The fiscal blueprint would put people now 54 and younger in a different kind of health care program when they retire, unlike the Medicare that their parents and grandparents have known. Instead of coverage for a set of benefits prescribed from Washington, they’d get a federal payment to buy private insurance from a choice of governmentregulated plans. “A typical beneficiary would spend more for health care under the proposal,” the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimated in an

analysis released Tuesday. The sweeping fiscal plan by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., would reduce total federal spending, deficits and debt, the budget office concluded. That means federal taxpayers would save money. But it would be tempered by a cost shift to future retirees. The findings loom as a potentially big political headache for Republicans, who relentlessly criticized Medicare cuts in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul as part of their strategy to win back control of the House last fall. According to the budget office, the new GOP plan would leave most of those cuts in place. GOP leaders want to quickly move the budget through the House, but it probably will hit a dead end in the Democratic-controlled Senate. A spokesman for Ryan says sav-

ings from the Medicare cuts would be plowed back into the program. The CBO gave two reasons future retirees can expect to pay more. First, private plans would cost more than traditional Medicare because of such factors as higher administrative costs. Second, the federal contribution would grow more slowly than health care cost inflation, leaving a bigger gap for beneficiaries to pay. Ryan calls his Medicare idea “premium support.” Critics call it the voucher plan. “The ball game in a premium support or voucher program is the level of support and how it is increased in the future, over time,” said Drew Altman, president of the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation. “If it is not increased adequately, then seniors will pay more or get fewer benefits.”



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            Comparison of the 2010 decennial census numbers with those of the  2000 decennial census indicated that the Warren County Board of Supervisors  will be required to redistrict the supervisory districts.   The Warren County Board of Supervisors has set a target date of  June 1, 2011 for submission of the mandatory redistricting plan to the U. S.  Department of Justice under the provisions of Section 5 of the Voting Rights  Act of 1965.  The Board has contracted with the Central Mississippi Planning  District for assistance in the preparation and submittal of the redistricting plan.               In concert with the U. S. Department of Justice guidelines in conjunction  with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and current federal court case  law, the Warren County Board of Supervisors adopted the following guidelines  for use in preparation of the mandatory countywide redistricting plan.   REDISTRICTING PLAN GUIDELINES   1. The difference in the population between the least populous and the most populous districts shall not exceed the percent (10%) of the ideal population for all districts (one man - one vote).   2. The proposed plan shall be established in a manner that insures the fair and effective representation of all groups residing in the county.   3. District lines, if at all possible, shall keep intact communities with established ties of common interest and association, whether historical, racial, economic, ethnic, religious or other such categorization.   4. Each district shall be contiguous.   5. Each district shall be as compact as possible.   6. Each district, if at all possible, shall follow natural geographic boundaries.   7. Incumbents shall be separated into individual districts to the extent practicable, but only if such action does not affect adherence to the guidelines stated above.   Two (2) plans have been developed with the assistance of the Central  Mississippi Planning and Development District.   The Warren County Board of Supervisors has scheduled two  (2) public meetings for the purpose of receiving public input on the plans  proposed thus far and any plan, which must meet all federal legal requirements  and guidelines that a citizen of Warren County may wish to submit for  consideration.   The first public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. in the boardroom on the third floor of the Warren County Courthouse. The second public meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the boardroom of the third floor of the Warren County Courthouse.   The proposed plans, as shown on countywide maps prepared by  the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, and the respective  accompanying statistical data will be available for public review as follows:   Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15, 2011 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday, April 18 through Friday, April 22, 2011 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Storm leaves path of destruction across South All electricity restored in Warren County by 11 p.m.





Clear tonight, lows in the 50s; partly cloudy Thursday, highs in the 80s

From staff and AP reports On the same day electricity was being restored to the remainder of the Vicksburg and Warren County customers who lost power in Monday evening’s fast-moving storm that hammered the South, an enormous tree limb crashed through a Georgia family’s bedroom, killing a father and the young son he was holding in his arms. At least nine people were killed around the region, including several who died on roads made treacherous by downed trees and power lines as the storm system cut a wide swath from the Mississippi River across the Southeast to Georgia and the Carolinas on Monday and early Tuesday. In Jackson, Ga., paramedics found the 4-year-old boy, Alix Bonhomme III, wrapped in the arms of his father, Alix Bonhomme Jr., in a sight so wrenching that even grizzled rescuers wept. Miraculously, a younger son in the bedroom wasn’t hurt, nor was Bonhomme’s fiancee, Marcie Moorer, who was sleeping in another room. Moorer, who was still in pajamas hours later, said she still couldn’t fathom what happened when the storm rumbled through Jackson, a town about 45 miles south of Atlanta. Her 3-year-old son, Iysic, rode his tricycle around a relative’s front yard as she looked on. “I’m still in shock. It hasn’t hit me yet,” said a bleary-eyed Moorer, who was planning to marry Bonhomme in July.

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Marcie Moorer, left, whose 4-year-old son, Alix Bonhomme III, and fiance, Alix Bonhomme Jr., were killed in Tuesday’s storm, cries with Rachel Battle in Jackson, Ga. Later in the day, she added: “I’m just happy I have Iysic. That’s all I can think about.” Drivers dodged debris during the morning commute in Atlanta, where one person was killed when a tree fell on his car. Georgia officials estimated the damage at $32 million but said that it would likely climb. A 21-year-old Mississippi man died in Copiah County when the car he was driving hit a fallen tree as the storm moved through late Monday afternoon. In Warren County, a home on Freetown Road was destroyed when a tree fell on the home, and about 6,000 Entergy customers were without power throughout the county at the height of the storm when a tree fell on a transmission line affecting the Vicksburg East substation, spokesman Don Arnold said.

Power had been restored to all Warren County customers by 11 p.m. Tuesday, Arnold said today. The National Weather Service had confirmed at least eight of the nearly two dozen possible tornadoes it was investigating in several states, though the damage in Jackson was blamed on 60 mph winds that weren’t part of a twister. The system that also knocked out power to hundreds of thousands had moved over the Atlantic Ocean by late morning. In Augusta, Ga., a practice round for the Masters golf tournament was delayed by 45 minutes while workers cleaned up debris. One of Augusta National Golf Club’s famed magnolia trees was destroyed by the storm. In rural south Georgia, authorities said 45-year-old Christopher McNair was found

dead under debris after a mobile home in Dodge County was ripped from its foundation by a tornado. Authorities say his body was thrown about 100 yards from the trailer, and three other people in the structure were injured. Elsewhere, emergency officials were thankful the storm didn’t do greater damage. And it wasn’t limited to the South. In Ohio at least three tornadoes were confirmed. Strong winds ripped off part of the roof of an Ashland City, Tenn., elementary school gymnasium, but officials said no children were injured. Seven people working at a plant in western Kentucky were injured Monday when a possible tornado hit, but dozens of others were spared because they were on break at the time. Bonhomme Jr., a New York native whose accent made

him stand out, worked two jobs to support his family at the Family Dollar and Little Caesars, both a short walk from their modest duplex. Friends and neighbors said he was a devoted father who was always quick to strike up a conversation. “He was a hard-working kid and a family man,” said Tray Head, a neighbor. “He was always in his yard playing with the kids. He was just about the nicest guy I ever met.” Firefighters swarmed Bonhomme’s house after the storm passed, trying to save the father and son. Head saw some rescuers cry after they uncovered the bodies. “You never see them cry because they’re used to seeing everything,” he said. “But when they saw that, they started bawling.”

offices) all up and down (U.S.) 61 would be facing a critical shortage of nurses.” Brown said one facility in Vicksburg being considered for a satellite campus is the old Mercy Hospital/ ParkView Regional Medical Center on Grove Street. The price would have to be right, a lot of deferred maintenance would have to be done and decisions made about how to use the hospital and other buildings on the site, Brown said. But funds might be available from money provided to Alcorn by the Ayers decision, a ruling related to the racial composition of Mississippi colleges and universities in a court case originally filed against the state in 1975. Alcorn is the only one of the state’s three historically black universities that has collected a share of settlement money by meeting the

ruling’s targets with regard to racial makeup, said Brown. The school has a 13 percent non-black enrollment rate, with whites, Asians, Brazillians and other South American as well as Caribbean students in the pool. “Alcorn is the ‘University of Southwestern Mississippi,’ he said. “It’s what we have in this corner of the state,” and students of all races don’t view the choice to attend as a limitation on where they can go but as the “freedom to come.” Brown’s inauguration next weekend will include a symposium on the future of black colleges at the Vicksburg satellite office on Cherry Street April 15 with a panel of nationally known researchers and policymakers; an ecumenical prayer breakfast April 16 at Alcorn’s Oakland Memorial Chapel; and the formal investiture begin-

ning at 1 that afternoon in the Davey L. Whitney Complex at the Lorman campus. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., will be among the speakers. Brown said he is generally not a fan of inaugurations — “they take time away from other things we could be doing” — but said the event provided an opportunity to celebrate Alcorn’s 140th anniversary. Founded in 1871, Alcorn was the nation’s first statesupported institution for the higher education of AfricanAmericans. It is one of three historically black colleges and universities in Mississippi, along with Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley University. Brown has also been dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and has held a number of other faculty and

research appointments at universities and institutes since 1995. He has a doctorate in higher education from Penn State University and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at South Carolina State University and the University of Kentucky, respectively. Brown has written or edited 15 books and monographs and authored or co-authored more than 100 journal articles. Edney agreed to serve as Alcorn’s interim president when George Ross stepped down in 2010 to become president of Central Michigan University. Ross, 58, a Utica native, had been in office 13 months after succeeding Clinton Bristow, who died on the campus after suffering an apparent heart attack.

Alcorn Continued from Page A1. Alcorn has a current enrollment of 3,783 on a campus of about 80 buildings. The school sets high standards for its nursing candidates, requires a 3.0 grade point average of fraternity and sorority members and boasts of a 3.25 GPA requirement for dean’s list scholars, said Brown. “The work that we do in agricultural science is second to none,” he said. “We do cutting-edge work in bio-mass and bio-fuels, which, as we watch the nuclear disaster in Japan and see gas prices going up, becomes even more important. We also offer programs in advanced technologies such as robotics.” Brown also touts the school of nursing, saying Alcorn does the best job training nurses of any of the state schools. “Without what Alcorn does in nursing,” he said, “(hospitals and doctors’

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TALLULAH — Arminda I. Cable died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at her home. She was 78. Mrs. Cable was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, John H. Cable of Tallulah; two sisters, Mary Willhite of Columbia, La., and Elma Willhite of Vicksburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie Ferguson Sr. officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 until 8 tonight at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Willhite, Robert Earl Matthews Jr., Elzie Smitherman, Jeffrey Smitherman, Rodney Smitherman, Rickie Arledge Sr., Rickie Arledge Jr., Hardy Arledge and Chris Kirkland.

Alex Washington Sr. died Monday, April 4, 2011, at Promise Hospital. He was 85. Mr. Washington was born in Fayette. He was a retired truck driver for AndersonTully Co. and was a member of Jackson Street M.B. Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roosevelt Washington and Carrie Douglas Jones. He is survived by his wife, Rubena K. Washington of Vicksburg; two sons, Major Anthony King of Tacoma, Wash., and Alex Washington Jr. of New Orleans; a daughter, Barbara Turner Walker of Vicksburg; a brother, O.D. Washington of Virginia; and grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

thursday-friday Partly cloudy; lows in the 60s, highs in the 80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Clear, lows in the 50s thursday-friday Partly cloudy; lows in the 60s, highs in the 80s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 64º Low/past 24 hours............... 48º Average temperature......... 56º Normal this date................... 63º Record low..............35º in 1891 Record high............86º in 1911 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............1.16 inches Total/year.............. 15.85 inches Normal/month......1.15 inches Normal/year........ 17.46 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 8:30 A.M. Most active................. 2:18 P.M. Active............................. 8:55 P.M. Most active.................. 2:43 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:25 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:26 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:44

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 41.9 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 15.2 | Change: +1.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 24.4 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 17.5 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 9.5 | Change: +0.6 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 16.3 | Change: +4.1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................86.0 River....................................89.8

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Thursday................................ 36.4 Friday....................................... 35.8 Saturday................................. 35.6 Memphis Thursday................................ 24.8 Friday....................................... 24.0 Saturday................................. 23.4 Greenville Thursday................................ 45.2 Friday....................................... 44.2 Saturday................................. 43.3 Vicksburg Thursday................................ 41.2 Friday....................................... 40.5 Saturday................................. 39.5


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Japan stops highly radioactive leak into Pacific Technicians plan to pump in nitrogen to stem explosions TOKYO (AP) — Workers stopped a highly radioactive leak into the Pacific off Japan’s flooded nuclear complex today, but with the plant far from stabilized, engineers prepared an injection of nitrogen to deter any new hydrogen explosions. Nitrogen can prevent highly combustible hydrogen from exploding. There have already been three explosions at the compound in the early days of the crisis that was set in motion March 11 when the reactors’ cooling systems were crippled by Japan’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami. Nuclear officials said there was no immediate threat of more explosions, but the nitrogen plans were an indication of the serious remaining challenges in stabilizing reactors at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and halting the coastal radiation leaks that have cast a shadow on northeastern Japanese fisheries. Nitrogen normally is present inside the containment that surrounds the reactor core. Technicians will start pumping more in as early as this evening, said Junichi Matsumoto, a spokesman for the plant operator. They will start with Unit 1, where pressure and temperatures are highest. “The nitrogen injection is being considered a precau-

French official backs NATO strikes in Libya AJDABIYA, Libya — The French foreign minister defended NATO airstrikes in Libya against mounting rebel complaints today, saying it has become hard to distinguish Moammar Gadhafi’s forces from civilians and friendly forces. The rebels say the alliance has been slow to launch airstrikes against government troops on the eastern front lines and that allowed the opposition to be routed from the oil port of Brega. “NATO is not doing their job, the airstrikes are late and never on time. NATO is not helping us. Gahdafi still gets ammunition and supplies to his forces, that’s why he is pushing us back,” said Pvt. Mohammed Abdullah, a 30-year-old former member of Gadhafi’s army who has joined the rebel side. “We don’t know what he would be able to do if there are no airstrikes.” He said the rebels had

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A police officer stands atop a boat during a search operation in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan. tion,” said spokesman Hidehiko Nishiyama of Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency. Workers have suffered neardaily setbacks in their race to cool the plant’s reactors since they were slammed by the tsunami, which also destroyed hundreds of miles of coastline and killed as many as 25,000 people. People within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated, and the government said today it might consider expanding that zone. That does not necessarily mean radiation from the plant is getting worse. The effects of radiation are determined by both the strength of the dose and the length of exposure, so the concern is that people far-

Ivory Coast leader’s home comes under attack ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Heavy arms fire rang out today near the home of the country’s strongman who remained holed up in a subterranean bunker, as forces backing his rival assaulted the residence to try to force him out, diplomats and witnesses said. A spokeswoman for the government of the country’s democratically elected president Alassane Ouattara said on France-24 television that pro-Ouattara forces had entered the gates of Laurent Gbagbo’s residence. “At the current moment they have not yet captured Gbagbo but it will happen soon,” Affoussy Bamba said. Gbagbo had appeared to be on the point of surrender Tuesday, sending an emissary to meet with foreign ambassadors in order to negotiate the terms of his resignation. But a senior diplomat said the overture appeared to be a foil, and that Gbagbo was simply playing for time. Today, French radio RFI broadcast an interview with Gbagbo in which he said he had won last November’s election and that there was no question of him leaving.

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fought back and were now about 12 miles west of Brega. NATO last week took control over the international airstrikes that began March 19 as a U.S.-led mission.

ther away might start being affected as the crisis drags on. “I would imagine residents in areas facing a possibility for long-term exposure are extremely worried,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said. “We are currently consulting with experts so that we can come up with a clear safety standard.” Edano did not say how far the zone might be expanded or how many people that might affect. Tens of thousands of people have been living in shelters since the tsunami, either because they lost their homes or are in the evacuation zone or both. But there was a rare bit of good news today when workers

finally halted the leak of highly contaminated water into the ocean that has raised concerns about the safety of seafood. Officials have said the runoff would quickly dissipate in the vast Pacific, but the mere suggestion that fish from the country that gave the world sushi could be at any risk stirred worries throughout the fishing industry. In the coastal town of Ofunato, Takeyoshi Chiba, who runs the town’s wholesale market, is warily watching the developments at the plant, about 120 miles down the coast. “There is a chance that the water from Fukushima will come here,” he said.



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Vaginal gel reduces preterm births in some WASHINGTON — A simple treatment — a hormone-containing vaginal gel — significantly reduces premature births among pregnant women who are at high risk because of a problem with the cervix, government researchers reported today. Many factors can lead to premature birth, but today’s study targets one subset: the thousands of women who develop an unusually shortened cervix, the gateway to the uterus. The findings might prompt more doctors to begin routinely measuring cervical length, using an easy and fairly inexpensive ultrasound scan, midway through pregnancy. This treatment is not related to an injection called Makena, a synthetic hormone that is controversial because of its high price tag. That drug is aimed at women who’ve already had one preemie and now are pregnant again.

Study: 5 or more drinks a day normal, teens say WASHINGTON — Downing five or more alcoholic drinks nearly every day isn’t seen as a big problem for many of the nation’s teens, said a new report. When asked if they see “great risk” in drinking that much, almost half the teens questioned — 45 percent — didn’t see it as a big deal. The study being released today by The Partnership at also showed upward trends in marijuana and Ecstasy use among young people in grades 9 through 12. Among teens, the average age when they had their first drink was 14, the study said. Overall, 68 percent said they had consumed alcohol. Of those, one quarter of teens had their first drink at age 12 or younger.

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Awards • Joe Carr has been awarded the Ken Rushing Professional Excellence Award from the School of Accountancy at the UniJoe versity of Carr Southern Mississippi. He was one of eight students in the accountancy program to receive an award, which included a $500 stipend. He is the son of Cynde and Mickey Mott of Vicksburg and Lori and Larry Carr of Flora. • Henrietta Dagher, speech pathologist at Dana Road Elementary, has been awarded the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education.

Competitions • Lindsey Garrard, 17, placed third at the Jimmie Rodgers Talent Contest April 2 at Temple Theater in Meridian. She sang and Lindsey Garrard played fiddle in the country category. A Warren Central student, she is the daughter of Prentiss and Joan Garrard.

WC band groups top in state

Indoor Percussion grabs gold; Winter Guard takes silver By Ben Mackin Warren Central High School’s Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard teams are this year’s top medalholders in the Mississippi Indoor Association State Championship. The percussion group won a gold medal, or first place, in the competition Saturday in Ridgeland, and the guard took home a silver medal, or second place. “I felt we had a pretty good shot going in,” said percussion team director Chad Austin, who is also assistant band director for Warren Central. Warren Central has competed within the MIA contest system for the past four years. Color guards are judged on a dance routine that is set to a soundtrack and uses flags, rifles or swords. The drum line performs routines that mix music and precision marching. The groups are scored by a panel of judges. The Indoor Percussion team, which as 29 members, has been undefeated this year as it competed within the MIA, heading into the state contest. In 2009 and 2010, it placed third and second, respectively, at state. On Saturday, the group faced 12 teams from across Mississippi, placing first in the three categories in which they were judged — general effect, performance analysis and visual. “Our goal was to be the team everyone wanted to see,” Austin said. “We wanted to be the team that no one wanted to leave the auditorium for — in case they missed us.” The Winter Guard has placed second in all MIA competitions this season,

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Warren Central’s Indoor Percussion, above, and Winter Guard teams celebrate Saturday. but has steadily increased its scores, said team director Melynn Arendale. It has 12 members, mostly freshman and sophomores. The group competed against four others Saturday night. “The girls worked really hard,” Arendale said. “I am really happy we were able to maintain second place.” The Indoor Percussion and Winter Guard teams are separate from Warren Central’s marching band, Big Blue. Most of the students in the two groups perform with the regular band, which plays at football games. The groups were formed four years ago.

In attendance • Joshua Coleman and Robert C. Harris, both Department of Agriculture students at Alcorn State University, attended the 2011 USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, “Today’s Strategies & Tomorrow’s Opportunities,” in Arlington, Va. Selected from 90 applicants from across the United States, they were recommended by faculty and submitted essays on the topic, “Agriculture as a Career.”

Recitals • Steven Keen Hyland, tenor, will be presented in a senior recital with Janet Sudderth, pianist, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Millsaps College’s Ford Academic Complex. Music will be presented from baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary periods. Admission is free.

Upcoming events • Hinds Community College Fine Arts and Graphic Arts Technology — Art show and competition opening Monday; reception for awards and recognition, 5-7 p.m. at Marie Hull Art Gallery in Raymond. • LSAT Review Course — 6-10 p.m. April 19, 21 and 26 at Mississippi College; cost, $249; deadline is Tuesday or when classes fill; 601-925-3263 or www. for more information.

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Callie Schweitzer, top, a sixth-grader at Bovina Elementary, tries her hand at playing the flute during auditions for the Warren Central Junior High band. Alan Arendale, director of the band programs at Warren Junior and Warren Central High School, said the band is a training ground for youths who think they might be interested in playing at the high school level. At right, Ana Reynosa, the sixthgrade daughter of Angel and Rosa Reynosa, plays a trumpet. At left, Arendale gives the students a crash course. Callie is the daughter of Ron and Lisa Schweitzer


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school by school Agape Montessori • Kathy Abbott’s kindergartners made pancakes after reading a pancake poem, which they recited for staff members as they mixed and flipped the cakes. • Kim Carson’s toddler Montessori class painted zebras, made a zoo and read books about animals after a study of the letter Z. • Tina Sowell’s primary Montessori class played animal games, made animal art, shared stuffed animals and read books as part of a study of zoo animals. • Toddler and primary Montessori students, as well as kindergarten-third grade, visited the Jackson Zoo, where they had a picnic.

Beechwood • As part of a study of insects, Dara Hendrix’s kindergartners made crickets, caterpillars and fireflies from clothespins, knee-high stockings and soda bottles. They made a ladybug clock and created a web rubbing.

Bovina • Top Accelerated Readers in Denice Poe’s first grade were Kristopher Cook, Ashton Laubach and Heaven Merritt. Jessie McAdams was a parent helper. • Pledge leaders for the week were Antwa’Meka Dee, Nathan Tyler, Angel Reynosa, Jonathan Wells, Tristan Watts, Miranda Barnes, Lyndsey Wigley, Emily Ingram, Katelyn Bassett and Doc’Trell Davis.

Bowmar • Students who read to the principal were Charli Van Norman, Johnathan Eng, Sha’Kyria Allen, Claire Ellison, Chaney Parman, Mira Patel, Audrey Jennings, Michael Green, Eli Parmegiani, Destiny Mace, Morgan Felton, Da’Swayla Powers, Mariah Wesley, Devin Thigpen, Jacie Ratliff, Madison Tanner, Robert Jones and Kameron Wallace. • Pledge captains were

Jackson Smith, Haley Smith, Bobbi Taylor, Ashton Brumfield, Faith Marshall, Alex Velazquez, Virgie Demby, Vincent Ragan, T’Amber Butler and Olivia Curtis. • Camille Buxton’s kindergartners and Diane Liddell’s first-graders who participated in a reading swap were Mary Bay Procell, MeKayla Burns, Alex Tingle, Malik Butler, Allie Boland, Will Watts, Bree Butler, Charles Brooks, Vijae Flaggs, Devin Thigpen, Eli Parmegiani and Chaney Parman. • Top Accelerated Readers for the week: kindergarten — Sha’Kyria Allen, Charli Van Norman, Aidan Boler, Meredith Cole and Destiny Mace; first grade — Adan Byrd, Destiny Sims, Mary Bay Procell, Brandon Gilliam, Jamison Pendleton and Elijah Gonzales; third grade — Anthony Njiti, Ariel Moore and Grace Hasty; sixth grade — Trevor Talbot, Cameron Robbins, Jack Richardson, Kyle Boyd, Faith Marshall, Jackson Smith, Jonathan Jackson, Holly Hayes and Marcus Harmon.

Dana Road • Pledge leaders from the third-grade class of Juanita Roberts and Ulrica Jones were Kemari Watkins, Jo’Mesha Butler, Edward Jones, Devin Vega and Maryiah Mitchell. • First-grade teachers hosted a family literacy session for parents. First-graders of Brooke Hughes and Pam Elam observed the life cycles of butterflies and beetles. First-graders of Tricia Bradley and Marquita Harris and Cassie Key and Stephanie Brooks tasted products made from honey after a unit on bees. • The third-grade classes were administered mock MCT2 tests in preparation for state testing. Progress reports will be distributed April 13. • Second-graders of Corley Ross and Mary Griffin tasted fortune cookies and Botan Rice Candy, translated English into Chinese and created

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lanterns and second-graders of Linda Doss and Tricia Zingery created Chinese dragon kites, stories and envelopes, all after reading “Chinatown.” Hibachi Grill donated fortune cookies and chopsticks. • Guest readers for the Real Men Read Campaign were Kevin Horn, Christopher Barnett Sr., Leon Sims Jr., Carl Horn, Robert Croisdale, Ned Jones, Edmond Monroe, Edward Vaughn, Darryl Harris, Elmira Curtis and Valanta Pruitt.

First Presbyterian • Gloria Sullivan’s kindergartners painted dinosaur habitats, made dinosaur books and measured dinosaur bones. Drake McClure was named Star Student of the Week. • Students of Lynnette Smith and Gloria Sullivan visited the Public Library for National Library Week. Students enjoyed a story and butterfly craft. David Clement, parent volunteer, served as chaperone. John Robert Rankin was named Student of the Week. • Students of Cheryl Steven painted trees with 12 apples after a study of the color red and the number 12. • Jessica Wicker’s 2-yearolds made raindrop paintings after a study of spring weather. • Toddlers of Teri Conerly and Kari Dupree made handprint bunnies after reading “Here Comes the Easter Bunny.”

Hinds Career and Technical • JJ Mounger, marketing student and junior at Vicksburg High, will throw out the first pitch for the MS Braves vs. Jackson Generals baseball game April 11 as part of the Sports Marketing Career Day conference. • Marketing II students constructed a job skills display and bulletin board while first-year marketing classes filled out application forms, made resumes and prepared

for job interviews. • DECA members Reagan Jones, Michelle Battle and Eleanor Thompson distributed balloons and offered face painting at the Outlets at Vicksburg Home and Garden show as part of a study of event planning in retail marketing.

zumba dance. • Parents and students are invited to attend the Redwood Honor Choir Spring Concert at 6 p.m. Thursday. MCT2 tips will be distributed to parents. • School T-shirts are on sale through April 13; order forms were sent home.

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• Will Conway was chosen Leader of the Week. • Students welcomed Samantha Setser to Jacob’s Ladder. • As part of a study of gardens, students planted vegetables. • Sharon Andrews is leading exercise classes for students.

• Winners of the Play-ADay-In-May-Away T-shirt design contest were 12thgrader Lauren Rabalais, first place; and fourth-grader Sarah Jane Pierce, second place. • Science Olympiad State Competition members Peter Cauthen, Alexa Engel, Anna Grant, Darren Hou, Stephanie Riveros, Wally Wibowo, Lara Lamanilao, Travis Blanche, Alyssa Engel, Landon Little and Gabe Riveros earned first and second place awards. Sponsors are Suzie Channell and Kara McDermott. • Senior Class members collected food, delivered items and visited animals at the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society after adopting the organization as part of a service project.

Little People’s Learning Center • Parents, grandparents and other relatives have read more than 600 books to children since August as part of the Parents Partner in Reading program. • Registration for Summer Reading and Math Enrichment is ongoing until May 15. The program will be June 6-July 1; more information is available by calling 601-6388120. • Students are collecting money as part of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Trike-AThon, which will be April 29.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Hunter Martin, Chloe Lingle, Dylan O’Brien, Cole McLeod, Ethan Puckett, Landon Pettway, Likeyshia Ritcherson, SheCoby Robinson, Haley Shipley and Hailey Slade. • Mikhael Erekson and Jim Skipper of Applied Research Associates gave an aeronautical and civil engineering demonstration to thirdgrade GATES students of Andra Bonelli and Letitia Fitzgerald. • As part of Fun Fit Friday, Miss Vicksburg Elyssa Lassiter spoke about healthy snacks and led students in a

Elementary Schools Breakfast Monday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Breakfast Bagel, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Breakfast Chicken Patty w/ Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Cereal, Graham Crackers, Fruit Juice, Milk

St. Francis • Fourth-grade students of Martha Amborn and Shelly Nosser designed and displayed bills they wish could become laws after a study of Mississippi government. • Montessori and preschool students visited Russell Davis Planetarium in Jackson as part of a study of the solar system. • Parent volunteer Brandie Lee read books, shared cupcakes and donated toy submarines to Brandi Hoxie’s students as part of a study of transportation. The students made roadways with matchbox cars and paint. • Kindergarten classes of Lori Tzotzolas and Zena Phillips participated in a wedding of the letters Q and U. • Sixth-grade classes of Liz Fletcher and Leslie Young viewed the movie “Holes”

Friday: Chicken Nuggets, Loaded Baked Potato, Seasoned Cabbage, Cheesy Broccoli, Cherry Apple Frozen Juice Bar, Orange Smiles, Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice

after reading the book.

Sherman Avenue • Students recognized as members of the Shining Star Celebrity Club for demonstrating respect and confidence were Nakia Austin, Brandon Daffron, Merycle Ellis, R.J. Gray, Kiyondra Harris, Kai’Mya Jackson, Je’Juan Lias, Mariah Randolph, Kaley Stamps, Patrice Valentine and Kendrania Vample. • Junior Auxiliary members Bess Averett, Allyson Johnston, Kathleen Miles and Kristi Smith read to firstgrade classes and distributed books to students as part of National Junior Auxiliary Week. • Kindergarten classes visited the Mississippi Children’s Museum. Kindergartners chosen Students of the Month were Gabrielle Perry, Taniya Wright, Jessica Garboza, Daniel Butler, Juan Gonzalez, Hayden McDougal, Kierra Minor, Lea Hoeft, Zainairia McCloud, Annieyah Smith, Layla Carter, Carlos Jones, Sheddrick Lewis, Maleeya Marshall, Kamron Peterson and Gretchen Love. • Sally Owen’s students who met Book It! goals for February were Alexis Banks, Michaela Barber, Decedric Brown, Jacob Bryant, Daniel Butler, Anna Cain, D’Kobe Crump, Brantley Dunaway, Jamiyah Gaines, Shelby Goings, Jasmine Johnson, Mason Kackley, Conner Shiers and Hannah Somerville. • Pre-kindergarten students of Mary Katherine Ellis and Deborah Ederington planted and are monitoring seed growth as part of a study of spring planting.

South Park • Pledge leaders for the week were Jamie Word, Gage Treubel, Keshawn Brown, Peyton McKenzie, Albreunna White, Corterius Clark, Alex White, Quinshanti Brown, Isabell Continued on Page B3.

Cauliflower Polonaise, Cinnamon Apples, Calico Fruit, Fruit Bowl, Rice Krispie Treat, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, Chicken & Sausage Gumbo Over Rice, Chef Salad, Ham & Cheese Wrap, Tossed Salad, Secondary Schools Breakfast Vegetable Sticks, Baked Beans, Baked Monday: Breakfast Burrito, Fruit Juice, Milk Potato, Pear Slices, Fruit Bowl, Pineapple Elementary Schools Lunch Tuesday: Biscuit w/ Egg, Fruit Juice, Milk Tidbits, Southern Mississippi Cornbread, Monday: Steak Fingers, Chef Salad, Rice, Wednesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Assorted Jello w/ Whipped Topping, Milk, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Seasoned Green Thursday: Biscuit w/ Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Fruit Juice Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Orange Smiles, Friday: Cinnamon Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Chili Con Carne w/ Beans, Chicken Tuesday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Tuna Quesadillas, Cheeseburger, Chef Salad, California Secondary Schools Lunch Salad w/ Crackers, California Veggies, Veggies, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, OvenSeasoned Lima Beans, Kiwi Wedges, Banana Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Cheeseburger, Baked Potato Wedges, Apricots, Pears, Bananas, Berry Blend, Yeast Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk American Sub Sandwich, Chef Salad, Baked Texas Toast, Chocolate Pudding, String Mozzarella Wednesday: BBQ Chicken, Chef Salad, Quick Potato, Seasoned Cabbage, Tossed Salad, Cheese, Milk, Fruit Juice Baked Potatoes, Cheesy Broccoli, Vegetable Peach Slices, Fruit Bowl, Southern Mississippi Friday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Sticks, Peach Slices, Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Cornbread, Rice Krispie Treat, Fruit Juice, Southwestern Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Milk Salad Salad, Garden Salad, Southern Greens, Thursday: Fish Sandwich, Sliced Turkey w/ Tuesday: Stromboli Supreme, Spicy Chicken Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Pasta Salad, Brown Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Tossed Nectarines, Apples, Hushpuppies, String Salad, Cinnamon Apples, Pears, Mixed Fruit, Sandwich, Fruit & Yogurt Plate, Tuna Salad Salad, Green Beans, Oven Fries, Broccoli & Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Mozzarella Cheese, Milk, Fruit Juice

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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At universities, upscale dorms are becoming the norm By The Associated Press HATTIESBURG — Despite record enrollment, the University of Southern Mississippi is focusing on enhancing, not expanding, its residence hall offerings. “We are about replacing inventory, not adding beds at this point in time,” said Joe Paul, vice president for student affairs. Currently, 92 percent of freshmen live on campus. The school has a 96 percent occupancy rate for its living quarters. USM is looking at financing for a $50 million, 950-bed Cen-

High-end residential communities are necessary in terms of recruiting students. ‘Living amenities are pretty high up the ladder,’ said Joe Paul, the University of Southern Mississippi’s vice president for student affairs. tury Park South that would form a corridor with the recently opened 850-bed Century Park. The 850-bed Century Park, with a security gate, sensor-activated lights and private bathrooms, is the model of future housing. In the next decade, the school also will look at replacing dorms — Pulley, Wilber, Roberts, Jones and Bolton — on the eastern part of the campus.

“A huge upgrade” is how sophomore Breyanna Dennis describes her room at Century Park after living in 57-year-old Bolton Hall last year. It’s an expensive model both in terms of cost to build and cost to inhabit. The $45 million Century Park is the priciest campus residence hall. Its upscale suites cost $5,000 a year for students. The aver-

age price for USM housing is $3,686 per year. Century Park’s rates are on the rise, too. The state College Board just approved room and board increases for public universities for 2011-12. USM’s rates will go up 5.7 percent, or $209. USM officials say that highend residential communities are also necessary in terms of recruiting students. That’s why USM has designs on

building another three-building, 950-bed Century Park South that will sweep several existing dormitories — Vann, Scott and the east portion of Bond — off the map. The school is not alone in its efforts. Century Park is one of several high-end residential communities that have shot up across the state. USM is doing now what Mississippi State University did in the late 1990s and early 2000s — renovate existing houses and build new ones. Five renovated and four new dorms later, Mississippi State has yet another housing project on the horizon

— a $24 million, 367-bed complex called Arbor Hall that should be ready in 2012. MSU Director of Housing Ann Bailey said the dorm overhaul became a priority due to a surge in student enrollment and recruiting. “There are three primary questions that students ask when they look at a campus: Where am I going to sleep? Where am I going to eat? Where am I going to park?” Bailey said. “Until you answer those questions adequately, they’re not going to come. They’re just not as concerned about the academic piece.”

school by school Continued from Page B2.

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Newell, Zachary Stokes, J’Vonte Noel, Aryn Haggard, ZyLinda Sanders, Emmilee White, Zachary Moore, Jalynn Wood, Jalicia Griffin, Onnah Warren and Aaron Waldrep. • First-grade classes of JoAnn Harris, Bobbie Smith and Jennifer Williams dedicated the front flower garden, funded by Project Sync, as a promise to stay healthy and drug free. • Kindergarten students of Angelia Donaghe and Susan McKinnie read and compared three versions of “Little Red Hen” and made bread.

Vicksburg High • ROTC students who provided Color Guard at the Corps of Engineers Women’s History Program were Jamisa Burkley, Kimberly Callahan, Lartrease Harris, Chelsea King, Ke’Aira Newton and Ariel Shelby. • Tutoring for first-time state test-takers in Algebra I, Biology I, English II and U.S. History will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday and April 16. More information is available by calling Barbara Johnson at 601-636-2914, ext. 41. • State test schedule is as follows: English II, April 27; Algebra I, April 28; U.S. History, April 29; and Biology I, May 3. • Scholarships available include Hinds Community College ACT, Honors, Artistic Merit and Hi-Steppers; Red Carpet Bowl; Elite Civic Club; Joe and Feeney Elliott/ River Region; Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent; T.K. Soul; MML; Martin and Frances Gilchrist Memorial; Robert C. Byrd Honors; BIG; MAS-MC; and D.C. Wiley Alcorn Alumni Association.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Darius Johnson, Ashley Vail, Jasmine Freeman and Vinay Parekh. • Dressy Class Club members are the homerooms of Georgia Kelly, Amy Anderson, Rebecca Flanagan, Malinda Grays, Ashley Smith, Zabraida Flowers, Crystal

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Girl Scouts Riley Egger, foreground, 9, and Madison Johnson, 8, make cookies for the Meals on Wheels program at Bypass Church of Christ. Troop 5107 also made cards to accompany the 31 meals to be Hardy, Georgia Kemp, Grace LaBarre, Tammy McCurley, Anna Larson, Amy Hodges, LaToya Minor, Madonna Stacker, Regina O’Leary, Alice Jones, Deidra Williams, Cassandra Ringo, LaShonda Keyes-Smith, Dionne Smith and Chandrea Williams. • Sixth-grader Teleesha Jackson received a $50 Walmart gift card for being top seller in the PTO fundraiser. Deidra Williams’ sixth grade was the top-selling class and will be rewarded with a pizza party. • Madonna Stacker’s students used various measurement tools to find length, weight and volume of objects. Students with super behavior were Landen Malone, Evan Price, Stephan Rowan and Je’Keah Thomas. Dionne Smith’s math students made geometry posters. Students nominated by Smith for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference were Taylor Gibson, Charlotte Sanders, Austin Sanderford, Robert Lowery, Meiya Walker, Shelia Jones, Cody Smith, Joe Thomas and Cedric Kelly. Character Education speakers for the

week were Debbie Brummitt and Terry Lockhart. • Sixth-graders rewarded with Casual Clothes Day for excelling on MCT2 practice tests were De’Andre Thomas, Cory Russell, Kardell English, Cedric Kelly, Rodrick Jones, Larenzai Chiplin, Eric Jackson, Charles Thomas, Lemmuel Jones, Antoine McGowan, Cody Smith, Dentarius Richardson, Jaylin Smith, Destine Taper, Byronta Carson, Carl Washington, Aylexia Johnson, Shianne McGee, Zaria Anderson, Jordan Hasty, Vicky Galey, Robert Lowery, Darrin Harris, Tyra Howard, Brice Bishop, Charlotte Sanders, Shakeriah Mitchell, James Allen, Felicity Holman, Kameron Turner, Kionna Taylor, Antonio Brown, Taylor Bennett, Latonio Brown, Autumn Wines, Lillian Bryant, Cleveland Davis, K’Qeariyona Jones, Tyrese Johnson, Frederick Henyard, J’Tavious Williams, Lanitra Wilson, Kadiedra Johnson, Teleesha Jackson, Zane Grissom, Shaderika Shorter, Katlyn Freeman, Australia Hawkins, Harrol Thomas, Ellen

delivered by church members. Riley is the daughter of Dan and Dawn Egger. Madison is the daughter of Sid and Erin Johnson.

Lyons, Ray Powers, Demetri Martin, Shane Caves, Keith Fisher, Robert Richardson, Kordell Watts, Hunter Hughes, Nicholas Crasta, Kiante Baker, Blake Wilson, LaDarrin O’Neal , Dewayne Gibbs, Donovan Jones, Malik Hall, James Thomas, Rodney Kemper, Raleigh Floyd, Paul Auttonberry, Kevin Williams, Lily Brown, Haley Burrough, Rickia Walker, Leola Jones, Sherrice Johnson, Kionna Wilkerson, Lizbet LemusAngel, Tiye Strong, Marissa Peterson, Tierra Miller, Brittanie Barrentine, Tamera Burkley, Shivani Bhikha and Destiny Morgan. MCT2 tutoring for VIS students only will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; parents must drop off and pick up students promptly.

Vicksburg Junior High • Selected as 2011-2012 VJHS cheerleaders were Tyroneia Carter, Anna Culbertson, Jazmin Green, Elexis Hicks, Markitta Hunter, Alexis Jackson, Brittney Jenkins, Makala McKay, Olivia Oakes, Stephanie Roach, Raven Ross, Dalexus Smith and Nakeia Stewart. • Top Accelerated Read-

ers for March were Elishua Monroe, Miesha Bure, David Frost, Amy Dixon, Brennan McLeod, Troy Jarrett, Brittany Bryant, Jeremy Lee, Andrew Lanier, Deyannah Flowers and Tanner Gardner.

Warren Central High • Winners of the Viking Dollars program in which students caught doing something good for the second nine weeks are rewarded were Eve Ferracci, Adriana Coleman, Ashleigh McEachern, Derrika Jackson, Andrew Prudhomme, Cheyenne Coulter, Corlette Jones, April Mayfield, Erik Chappell, Rui Larson, Jerrick Reynolds, James Tucker, Mary Heath, Darius Bridges, Karly May, Cameron Furey, Deonna Warfield, Ryan Kelly, Kiera Blaylock, Kaylee Kilgo, Jordan Strong, Diamond Jones, Darryn Scott, Shaun Lin, Cheyenne Coulter and Casey Ming. Students caught doing something good were Kyle Frazier, Hunter Hasty, Markus Renner, Michael J. Williams, Taylor McClain, Ramandus Davis, Elicia Ross, Quinton Trice, Verna Thomas, Ashley Wilson,

Tristen Gibbs, Devin Dampier, Michael D. Williams, Chris Horton and Akeen Johnson. • Project SYNC sponsored water bottles for seniors and juniors and sport bags for sophomores and freshmen who participated, with no disciplinary incidents and fewer than five unexcused absences for the year, in the Viking nSYNC Club during the third nine weeks. More than 600 rewards were given, and donations were made by Walmart, Wendy’s on Clay Street and Whataburger. • National Honor Society sponsored a spring party at Heritage House Nursing Home, where students provided music, refreshments and door prizes as they visited with residents. Members of the National Honor Society assisted in the collection of books at the Junior Auxiliary book drive. • Mississippi Blood Services hosted a blood drive at the school on March 31. • Staff Members of the Week were Josh Abraham and Aline Roberts.

Warren Central Intermediate • Art classes created environmentally-friendly bags featuring positive Earth Day messages. • A Blue Jean Day was held today as a CAP Center fundraiser. • Progress reports will be distributed April 13. • MCT2 Spring Dance will be 6-8 p.m. April 21. • MCT2 Talent Show will be April 29.

Warren Junior High • Caught Being Good students were Bergeron Fink, John Foster, Max Wamsley, Rashad Ellis, Regina Valentine, Dequendre Powers, Charvez Doss, Geremiah London, Kayla Neal and Charvez O’Neal.

Warrenton • Right on Target winners were Lovely Israel, Kennedi Holmes, Aniyah Hughes, Jaden Wilson, William Shelby, Kennedy Woodard and Elijah Bridges.

Honor Rolls St. AloysiusThird nine weeks 12th grade: Principal’s list — Brianna Beesley, Margie Blanche, Will Burnett, Cicily Chiarito, Taylor Ann Hasty, Natalie Henry, Sara Howington, Clay Huddleston, Nefra Islam, Hunter Johnson, Lauren Rabalais, Alida Spaulding, Ellen Whitaker and Evan Winschel. 11th grade: Principal’s list — Andy Bell, Piper Booth, Joshua Eargle, Helen Fordice, Ashtin Giambrone, Charles Gravens, Riley Griffith, Heather Hayes, Chris Luke, Jean Marie Mabry, Wyly Paris, John Phillips, Ashleigh Piazza, Morgan Teller and Samir Thomas. 10th grade: Principal’s list — Matthew Bell, Elliott Bexley, Peter Cauthen, Steven Cialone, Patrick Coccaro, Andrew Collins, Bryce

Daniels, Alexa Engel, Anna Grant, Darren Hou, Sage Lewis, Madison Lumbley, Mallory McGuffee, Matthew Mims, Stephanie Riveros, Madeline Thornton and Trace Thornton. Ninth grade: Principal’s list — Paxton Austin, Brayden Banks, Matthew Foley, Michael Foley, Blake Hudson, John Austin Jones, Wailes Kemp, Carter Kemp, Eren Kilic, Lara Lamanilao, Austin Mathis, Regan Nesmith, Amanda Paris, Chris Sanders, Rob Sanders, Barrett Teller, Sara Townsend and Wally Wibowo. Eighth grade: Principal’s list — Sarah Ruth Andrews, Alexa Baldizon, Travis Blanche, Luke Eckstein, Alyssa Engel, Anna Fletcher, Mary Kalusche, Jacob Kitchens, Taylor Lee, Aaron Mathis, Beth Newman, Michaela Parham, Avery

Parman, Laura Phillips, Kevi Raez, John Tillman Thomas, Tori Thomas, Maggie Waites, Katrinka Wayne and Caroline Webb. Seventh grade: Principal’s list — Shelby Bottin, Katelyn Brock, Joshua Brown, Grace Burnett, Tanner Chambers, Elizabeth Counts, Lyndsey Cowart, Taylor DeRossette, Dale Griffith, DeMichael Harris, Nicole Hayward, Lane Hynum, Christie Johnson, Katie Martin, Taft Nesmith, Gabriel Riveros, Lee Simpson, Ian Ulmer, John Owen Upshaw, Lofton Varner and Rett Verhine.

Vicksburg JuniorThird nine weeks Eighth grade: All A’s — Elizabeth Bufkin, Amy Dixon, Andrew Lanier, Elishua Monroe, Ishmael Pendleton and Stefan Young;

A/B roll — Ruby Alexander, Ke’Aubrey Clark, Rishard Dee, Kajal Dhawan, Karan Dhawan, Sean East, Brekyra Fisher, Deyannah Flowers, Nathan Fox, Jamayra James, Jarred Jones, Justin Jones, Briana Knox, Isaiah Knight, Ashley Meredith, Lee Middleton, Austin Neihaus, Aja Nelson, Jay Patel, Mack Rather, Brooke Rigsby, De’Arimus Smith, Tyler Smith, Alexis Thompson, Billy Watson, Erika Wheeler, Courtney Whitehead, Caroline Williams and Darbie Woods. Seventh grade: All A’s — Zachary S. Coomes, Keiyana S. Gaskin, Monique L. Jones, Makala C. McKay, Olivia C. Oakes, Leiana M. Thornell, Rikaiyah S. Winters and Ronni N. Wolfe; A/B roll — Destiny D. Allen, Marshall C. Banks, Karry K. Callahan, De’Andre L. Davis, Hannah R. Emerson, Jadarius Flagg,

Raven S. Harper, Brittney R. Jenkins, Euril D. Jones, Larry D. Jones, James T. Juve, Alexandria M. Love, Donyea J. Lyons, Ashley D. Moore, Ty’Mesha N. Nabors, Jessica C. Parson, Yolanda B. Parson, Preeti Patel, Alyssa H. Pugh, Daniel A. Rosas, Raven K. Ross, Evgeniya Z. Shulga, Dewayne D. Sims, Na’Keia T. Stewart, Analiese C. Wasson, Jamison J. Watson and Jacklyn L. West.

Porters ChapelThird nine weeks 12th grade: All A’s — Brittany Godwin and Matthew Warren; A/B roll — Chris Marshall, Montana McDaniel, Stephen Purvis, Dana Rinicker, Bailey Smith and Jarad Tompkins. 11th grade: All A’s — Heather Sit; A/B roll — Talbot Buys.

10th grade: All A’s — Hillary Dickard and Katie Locke; A/B roll — Elizabeth Holloway, Hannah Krapac, Morgan Ross, Sara Beth Simms and Allyson Sykes. Ninth grade: All A’s — Anne E. Buys, Lindsey Collins, Schuyler Cool, Austin Crabtree, Claire Mims and Rachel Rogers; A/B roll — Kirsten Dickard, Peyton Guider, Sam Kirk, Kerry McElroy, Genna Wall and Jesse Young. Eighth grade: All A’s — Wes Allison and Jordan Locke; A/B roll — Annalyssa Haliburton, Samantha Hawn and Zac Morgan. Seventh grade: All A’s — Booth Buys, Allison Nunnelee, Griffin Nunnelee and Shelbi Powell; A/B roll — Bryce Fleming, Huntington Hale, Kaitlin Havens, Justin Smithey and Nick Stump.


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Pop lamb in oven, sit back and relax

Y to sell pancakes Riverfest weekend The Y’s Men’s annual Pancake Breakfast will be April 15 and 16, the weekend of Riverfest, the city’s annual spring street festival. Platters will be served for $6 from 6:30 to 9 a.m. April 15 and 7:30 to 10 a.m. April 16. The event will be held at the Purks Y off East Clay Street. Call 601-638-1071 for more information.

Chocolate eggs for sale again Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church is taking orders for its annual chocolate Easter eggs sale. Eggs are $2.50 each, and are white or milk chocolate. Flavors are peanut butter, vanilla, almond, maplenut and coconut. Eggs may be personalized. The church is at 335 Oak Ridge Road. Orders may be placed between 8 a.m. and noon by calling 601636-2605. Eggs must be picked up by April 20. Also on the calendar: • Lenten Fine Arts Series — 12:05 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, at South and Monroe streets, each Friday during Lent; gumbo at 12:35 for $10; Friday: “Quips, Quotes and Southern Fun,” Mary Ruth Jones; April 15: Alcorn State University Men’s Choir.


By The Associated Press Easter dinner isn’t meant to be a rushed affair. And neither should the meat you serve at it. Which doesn’t mean you have to work particularly hard at it. This flavorful, slowly roasted leg of lamb from Sarah Raven’s cookbook, “Fresh From the Garden,” is a great example of the wonders you can work when you’re not even in the kitchen. Combine the marinade, add the meat, refrigerate and walk away for 24, even 48 hours. When you’re ready to cook, dump everything in a roasting pan, walk away for 4 1/2 hours and you are good to go. The only real effort involves making the gravy to serve with the lamb. And even that is just a matter of tossing the roasting pan on the stove and simmering for a bit.

Five-hour Leg of Lamb This recipe cooks the lamb to well done. If you prefer the lamb less done, start checking it after 3 to 3 1/2 hours until it reaches the desired temperature.

• Start to finish: 1 hour active, plus overnight marinating and 3 to 5 hours roasting Servings: 8 For the marinade: 750-milliliter bottle dry white wine 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted and coarsely ground 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, toasted and coarsely ground 5 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon ground black pepper For the lamb: 5- to 5 1/2-pound leg of lamb 3 carrots, chopped 2 onions, chopped 3 leeks, chopped 4 cloves garlic For the gravy: 2 cups vegetable or meat stock 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 cup port or red wine 2 tablespoons red currant jelly Salt and black pepper, to taste

Five-hour Leg of Lamb


See Lamb, Page C2.

Try this simply seasoned polenta Apricot-peach and Gingersnap-Crusted Baked Ham

Do more with your Easter ham By The Associated Press The prepared ham has become so ubiquitous — honey baked and spiral cut, anyone? — at Easter, many cooks assume they can just heat and eat, leaving all their culinary creativity for the rest of the meal. To be sure, cured and smoked pork legs are tasty as is, but there’s little reason not to give it an exotic treatment, as with this Apricot-Peach and Gingersnap-Crusted Baked Ham. Here, the bright flavors of apricot-peach jam spiked with some Dijon mustard and brown sugar provide the glue, if you will, for a spicy crust of gingersnap cookie crumbs, all of which combine to create a perfect balance to the salty ham. This simple and versatile crusting technique comes courtesy of meat expert Bruce Aidells. If you like, passion fruit jam or guava See Ham, Page C2.

By The Associated Press

Herbed Polenta

This simple, slowly cooked polenta is perfect for the Easter table. It is gently seasoned with fresh herbs. And if the herbs don’t suit your menu, simply swap them for those that do. Be sure not to use instant polenta for this recipe; you want coarse cornmeal. And if there are leftovers, simply pour them into a shallow dish, then refrigerate. The polenta will firm up and can easily be cut into slices. Those slices are delicious grilled (on a grill or in a grill pan), or can be topped with cheese and roasted or broiled.

Start to finish: 1 hour Servings: 12 4 cups milk 5 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups polenta or corn grits 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 3/4 cup half-and-half 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter Salt and ground black pepper, to taste


Herbed Polenta

In a large saucepan over medium-high, combine the

milk, water and salt, then bring to a boil. While whisking, slowly pour the polenta into the pan. Continue whisking while the mixture returns to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 50 minutes. Stir in the oregano, thyme, mint, half-and-half, Parmesan and butter. When the polenta is smooth, season with salt and pepper. Nutrition information per serving: 207 calories; 68 calories from fat (33 percent of total calories); 8 g fat (4 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 22 mg cholesterol; 24 g carbohydrate; 10 g protein; 1 g fiber; 403 mg sodium.

Fruit tart gives heavy meal a light, refreshing finish By The Associated Press What with its focus on a hefty ham or robust leg of lamb — not to mention all those chocolate bunnies — Easter dinner can be a heavy affair. So consider serving a lighter dessert, such as this fresh Honeydew-blackberry Tart that offers a nice balance between light and luxurious. As with any good tart, the crust is crispy and rich, but

Honeydew-blackberry Tart made from healthful ingredients such as white wholewheat flour, ground almonds and some reduced-fat cream

cheese. There’s also just enough butter to add that familiar flavor you’d expect in a crust. The lime zest-laced custard filling is made with a few egg yolks to give it a wonderful texture, but also cornstarch to help keep the fat to a minimum. And then there’s the beautiful, refreshing topping of fresh melon and berries. If you like, you can use cantaloupe or something more exotic such as golden hon-

eydew melon. And if you can’t find — or don’t want — blackberries, substitute fresh raspberries or even blueberries. Remember, tarts are almost always a lighter choice than many varieties of pie, if only because they avoid the extra fat and calories of a top crust.

Honeydewblackberry Tart Start to finish: 2 hours (30 minutes active)

For the crust: 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 4 tablespoons cold reducedfat cream cheese (such as Neufchatel) For the filling: 2 teaspoons grated lime zest See Tart, Page C2.


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Easter bread

Loaves are a breeze — on the wings of a dove By The Associated Press Italian dove bread lies somewhere between brioche and pannetone. It is eaten around the Easter holiday, often accompanied by espresso or a cappuccino. It is a bit of work to make, though none of the steps is particularly difficult. And it makes a beautiful centerpiece for the Easter table. Traditionally, the bread is flavored just with candied citrus peel, but you can add other dried fruit if you like. Just mix them in at the end with the candied peel. A combination of chopped apricots and cranberries would be beautiful.

Italian Dove Bread Start to finish: 4 hours (1 hour active) Yield: 1 large dove-shaped loaf, about 12 servings For the dough: 1/2 cup milk, warmed 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup honey 3 eggs Zest of 1 lemon Zest of 1 orange 1 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons instant or fastacting yeast 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick)

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Italian Dove Bread butter, room temperature 1 cup candied orange or citron peel For the decoration: 1 egg, separated 1/2 cup almond paste 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon almond extract Whole almonds In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the milk, sugar, honey, eggs and both zests. Turn the

mixer on low, then add the salt, flour and yeast. Mix until a dough comes together, then let the mixer knead the dough on low until smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the butter, 1 tablespoon

at a time, and continue kneading, allowing each piece to be fully incorporated before adding the next. Mix in the candied peel. Remove the bowl from the mixer, cover with plastic wrap and allow the dough to rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 1/2 hours. Meanwhile, prepare the decorations. In a medium bowl, mix together the egg yolk (reserve the white), almond paste, flour and almond extract. Once mixed, use your hands to knead the mixture until smooth. Roll the mixture into about 25 to 30 marble-sized balls. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Once the dough has risen, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough in half. Roll one half into a log about 12 inches long and place on the prepared baking sheet. Using the heel of your hand, gently flatten the center of the log. Form the other half of the dough into a triangle, about 15 inches long and 6 inches wide at the base. Place the triangle over the log, so that the wide end, extends 4 inches below and the pointed end 7 inches above. Bend about 3 inches of

the pointed end to the side to represent the head and beak. Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears, cut the edge of the wings (the log) and the bottom of the tail (the wide end of the triangle) to create feathers. In a small bowl, beat the reserved egg white until foamy. Use a brush to paint the egg white over the surface of the dove. Decorate the dove with the balls of almond dough, pressing them into the wings, tail and chest of the bird, as well as using 1 ball for the eye. Repeat with the whole almonds, gently pressing them into the surface of the dough. Loosely cover the dough with a kitchen towel and allow to rise again until puffy and about doubled in size, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Toward the end of the rising time, heat the oven to 325. Bake until golden and cooked through, about 40 minutes. Nutrition information per serving: 325 calories; 89 calories from fat (27 percent of total calories); 10 g fat (3 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 82 mg cholesterol; 52 g carbohydrate; 8 g protein; 3 g fiber; 201 mg sodium.

Onion-parmesan Drop Biscuits are project for now or later By The Associated Press With all the other things that need to get on the table, sometimes worrying about a yeasted dinner roll is just too much. So these biscuits come together fairly quickly and can be chilled until it’s time to bake them. Just drop the mixture onto a baking sheet, throw in the fridge, then bake when you’re ready. Alternatively, bake them off ahead of time and warm them just before dinner. Be sure that the butter and the milk are cold for the best texture and shape.

Onion-parmesan Drop Biscuits

Heat the oven to 400. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a medium sauté pan over medium, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and the shallots and sauté until very soft and caramelized, about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a shallow dish and chill for 10 minutes. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the cold butter and pulse until the butter is the size of peas. Add the chilled onions and 1 cup of the parmesan cheese and pulse to distribute. Add

the milk and pulse just until the dough comes together. Drop the dough in 1/2 cup mounds onto the prepared baking sheet, then sprinkle each mound of dough with a bit of the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Chill or bake immediately. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through. Nutrition information per serving: 311 calories; 153 calories from fat (49 percent of total calories); 17 g fat (10 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 42 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrate; 11 g protein; 1 g fiber; 573 mg sodium.

Onion-parmesan Drop Biscuits

removable bottom. To prepare the crust, in a food processor combine the flour, almonds, sugar and salt. Process until the almonds are finely ground. With the processor running, add the butter one piece at a time. Add the cream cheese by the tablespoonful, pulsing twice after each addition, until incorporated. Turn the dough out into the prepared pan (it will be

crumbly). Spread the dough evenly and press firmly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, to make the filling, in a small saucepan over medium-high, whisk together the lime zest, lime juice, water and half the sugar. Heat until simmering. In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining

sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch and salt. While whisking, pour a small amount of the hot lime water into the yolks to warm the mixture, then continue to add more until all the lime water is incorporated. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium-high, whisking continuously, until the mixture is thick, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk

in the butter until fully incorporated. Pour the filling into the cooled tart shell, spreading it in an even layer. Press a piece of plastic wrap over the surface of the filling to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until the filling is well chilled, about 1 hour. Cut the melon into quarters, then trim the rind from each section and cut the flesh into thin symmetri-

cal slices. Arrange the slices overlapping around the outside of the tart shell, with the narrow ends pointing in. Mound berries in the center of the tart. Refrigerate. Nutrition information per serving: 230 calories; 107 calories from fat (47 percent of total calories); 12 g fat (6 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 64 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrate; 5 g protein; 4 g fiber; 151 mg sodium.

peach jam for the blend) 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1 1/2 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 15 cookies pulsed in a food processor) 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons of water Salt and ground black pepper, to taste Heat the oven to 325. Place

an oven rack low enough in the oven so that the ham won’t touch the roof of the oven while baking. Trim any skin from the ham, then trim the external fat to about 1/4-inch thickness. Place the ham, fat-side up, in a roasting pan and place in the oven. Bake until the internal temperature reaches 130 at the center, about 10 minutes per pound. Remove from the oven and increase the heat to 425.

In a bowl, whisk together the jam, brown sugar and mustard. Set aside. Using the tip of a sharp knife, score the surface of the ham in a crisscross diamond pattern. Spoon about two-thirds of the jam mixture generously over the entire surface of the ham. Apply the gingersnap crumbs, pressing them on with your hands to form a thick layer. Return the ham to the oven and bake until the surface begins to

brown and become crusty, about another 15 minutes. Remove the ham from the oven and transfer to a cutting board to rest for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, to make a sauce for the ham, pour the liquid from the roasting pan, including any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, into a medium saucepan. Stir in the chicken broth and remaining jam mixture. Bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat, then season with

salt and pepper. Stir in the cornstarch mixture and boil, stirring, until the sauce just thickens. Strain the sauce, if desired. Serve the carved ham with the sauce on the side. Nutrition information per serving: 506 calories; 129 calories from fat (25 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 158 mg cholesterol; 37 g carbohydrate; 56 g protein; 0 g fiber; 496 mg sodium.

oven to 300 F. In a large roasting pan, arrange the carrots, onions, leeks and garlic in an even layer. Place the leg of lamb over the vegetables, then pour the marinade in the bag over everything. Roast for 4 1/2 hours. Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the lamb to a serving platter. Cover the lamb with foil, then a layer of kitchen towels. Let rest for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over low, heat the stock. Use a slotted spoon to discard the vegetables from the roasting pan. Let the liquid in the pan rest for several minutes, then spoon off any visible fat. Set the roasting pan over 1 or 2 burners and heat over medium, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon to loosen any stuck bits. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for

another 1 to 2 minutes. Slowly pour the stock into the roasting pan, stirring until it becomes a smooth gravy. Stir in the port and jelly, then simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the lamb with the gravy. Nutrition information per serving: 564 calories; 308 calories from fat (55 percent of total calories); 34 g fat (14 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 152 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohy-

drate; 43 g protein; 0 g fiber;

815 mg sodium.

Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 12 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 small yellow onions, finely chopped 2 shallots, minced 3 cups all-purpose flour 5 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes 1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided 1 cup milk, cold

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Tart Continued from Page C1. 1/4 cup lime juice 1 cup water 2/3 cup sugar, divided 2 large egg yolks 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed 1/2 pint fresh blackberries Heat the oven to 350. Use cooking spray to coat an 11-inch round tart pan with a

Ham Continued from Page C1. jelly also work well in this recipe.

Apricot-peach and Gingersnap-Crusted Baked Ham Start to finish: 2 hours 15 minutes (15 minutes active) Servings: 14 8- to 10-pound bone-in or boneless ham 1 1/2 cups apricot-peach jam (can substitute apricot or

Lamb Continued from Page C1. To prepare the marinade, in a 2 1/2-gallon zip-close plastic bag, combine wine, garlic, cumin, coriander, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add the leg of lamb, close the bag and toss well to cover. Stand the bag upright (or double bag) in a large bowl or bucket, then refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours, turning the bag every few hours to coat the meat. Five hours before you wish to serve the lamb, heat the

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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “The International” — An Interpol agent, Clive Owen, and a New York prosecutor, Naomi Watts, join forces to shut down a powerful bank’s funding of terrorism./6:30 on FX ■ SPORTS MLB — Slugger Justin Morneau and the Minnesota Twins close out a three-game set in the Bronx against the New York Yankees./6 on ESPN2 ■ PRIMETIME “Criminal Minds” — The team must investigate targeted killings in Florida while each member is dealing with feelings Clive Owen about losing Prentiss./8 on CBS

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Merle Haggard, country singer, 74; Billy Dee Williams, actor, 74; Roy Thinnes, actor, 73; John Ratzenberger, actor, 64; Marilu Henner, actress, 59; Frank Black, singer-guitarist, 46; Paul Rudd, actor, 42; Jason Hervey, actor, 39; Zach Braff, actor, 36; Candace Cameron Bure, actress, 35. ■ DEATH Ned McWherter — A onetime factory worker who became a millionaire businessman and two-term Democratic governor of Tennessee after two decades as a legislator died Monday afternoon. Madelyn Pritchett, his longtime assistant, said McWherter, 80, died after a battle with cancer, at Centennial Hospital in Nashville where he had been taken Saturday. McWherter, of Dresden, was governor from 1987 to 1995, following 20 years in the Legislature — and 14 as House speaker. He also was political adviser to Bill Clinton during his presidency.


Cobain sculpture dedicated in Wash. A sculpted guitar memorial to Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in a park in the Nirvana frontman’s Washington state hometown. The dedication in Aberdeen on Tuesday marked the 17th anniversary of Cobain’s suicide in Seattle. A diverse group of fans and Kurt Cobain Aberdeen residents, many born after Cobain’s 1994 death, attended the ceremony. The sculpture was placed in a park near the Young Street bridge where The sculpture of a guitar Cobain spent time while growing honoring Kurt Cobian up. The bridge attracts Cobain fans because it’s mentioned in his song “Something in the Way.” Besides the concrete guitar, there’s a steel ribbon dangling in the air with lyrics from the Nirvana song “On a Plain” that say: “One more special message to go and then I’m done and I can go home.”

Amy Poehler to speak at Harvard Harvard has announced that comedian and actress Amy Poehler has been selected as this year’s “Senior Class Day” speaker. The school announced Tuesday that the Massachusetts native will address graduates and their families in Harvard Yard’s Tercentenary Theatre on May 25. The annual ceremony is scheduled the day Amy before commencement and is a chance for HarPoehler vard’s senior class to socialize one last time before graduating. Poehler, a Boston College graduate, is known for her work on the late-night sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” and currently stars in the NBC comedy series “Parks and Recreation.”


Man charged after barking at police dog An Ohio man has been charged with a misdemeanor for barking at a police dog, police said. A police report said 25-year-old Ryan James Stephens was charged with teasing a police dog in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason. Officer Bradley Walker wrote that he heard the K9 dog barking uncontrollably inside his patrol car while he was investigating a car crash at a pub early Sunday morning. Walker said Stephens was making barking noises and hissing at the animal. Walker reported that Stephens said “the dog started it” when asked why he was harassing the animal. The officer said Stephens appeared highly intoxicated. There was no answer to calls to Stephens’ home in Mason. He is to appear April 21 in municipal court.

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Texas lawmakers mull management changes SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Remember the Alamo? Lately, a clash over who should run it has been tough to ignore. Although the 2.5 million people who visit the revered Texas landmark each year probably haven’t noticed any changes, an ongoing saga played out under the Capitol dome and in the media could shake-up how the Alamo’s been run for the last century. Lawmakers are expected today to consider bills that could diminish the caretaker role of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, which was given custody of the Alamo in 1905 but came under investigation by the Texas attorney general’s office last year. Dogging the Daughters are allegations that financial bumbling and mismanagement have put the Alamo at risk, and their efforts to brand the landmark’s name have been blocked by Gov. Rick Perry’s office. The Daughters say their custodianship is sound, and the group’s attorney sent prosecutors a letter last month suggesting they were trying to pressure the group through the press. Democratic state Rep. Ryan Guillen, who chairs the House committee that will take up the Alamo bills, said he doesn’t want to see the Daughters lose their custodianship. “I think they’ve done an excellent job overall in the last 105, 106 years in taking care and being in charge of the Alamo,” Guillen said. “I just want to make sure that the state of Texas is doing all we can.” One bill would put the Alamo under the Texas His-


Dressed as Mexican soldiers, members of the San Antonio Living History Association fire a volley as they take part in a Dawn at torical Commission, though the Daughters could still continue to manage and operate the state-owned shrine. Others require the Daughters to produce financial statements and allow them to begin charging admission, a move the Daughters oppose, being proud that they’ve always run the Alamo without charging admission or using taxpayer funds. Sarah Reveley, a former Daughters member who says she was expelled by the group, believes proposals don’t go far enough. She wants the Daughters taken out of the picture entirely. Reveley spent Tuesday culling for lawmakers what she said is 2.5 gigabytes of e-mails

the Alamo memorial service at Alamo Plaza in San Antonio.

and records laying out a picture of mismanagement. She plans to testify, though not in the “Don’t Mess With Texas” T-shirt that she’s usually photographed wearing when speaking against the Daughters. “It’s going to be the AG’s actions that get them,” Reveley said. “Not this bill.” The attorney general’s office told Guillen’s committee last month that it would prefer not to resort to legal action against the Daughters. But assistant attorney general Daniel Hodge did admit concern with the Daughters’ ability to raise money, and whether they were putting new projects ahead of preserving the Alamo. He also criticized the Daugh-

ters’ efforts to trademark the Alamo brand without permission from the state, which owns the shrine. Nine days after the hearing, the attorney general’s office asked the Daughters to waive a confidentiality agreement so prosecutors could discuss specific concerns in its investigation publicly. The Daughters declined. Jim Ewbank, the group’s attorney, wrote back that the Daughters themselves have been left in the dark during the investigation. He asked why they haven’t been given the chance to respond to prosecutors’ concerns despite their full cooperation.

Vince Neil facing 2 misdemeanors in Vegas Rocker accused of poking finger into chest of ex-girlfriend LAS VEGAS (AP) — Less than six weeks after being released from jail on a drunken driving charge, Motley Crue singer Vince Neil is facing two new misdemeanor charges in a Las Vegas casino showroom confrontation with an ex-girlfriend. Neil, 50, is accused of poking his finger into the chest of Alicia Jacobs in a casino comedy club late March 24, and of cursing and pointing or poking at Jacobs and her friends, John Katsilometes and Patricia McCrone. Neil’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, said Neil intends to plead not guilty and fight the battery domestic violence and disorderly conduct charges. He’s due May 2 in Las Vegas Justice Court. “There are two sides to every story, especially when there are issues surrounding rela-

Vince Neil

tionships,” Chesnoff said. “We are looking forward to a trial on the matter.” Neil could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine on each

charge. Jacobs, 39, a Las Vegas entertainment television reporter, showed police a bruise that she said came from the fingerpoke. She said Tuesday she worries about being in the same room with Neil, with whom she told police she had a seven-month relationship that ended in early March. “His drinking frightens me,” Jacobs said. “Complete strangers in the theater saw exactly what happened.”

Katsilometes, 45, an entertainment columnist for the Las Vegas Sun, published an account of the confrontation the next day. He branded Neil’s brief entrance into the Hilton Las Vegas hotel’s Shimmer Cabaret, the encounter, and Neil’s swift exit “drive-by belligerence.” Katsilometes said Neil cursed at him, Jacobs and McCrone. “He was obviously intent on venting in a swift, profane, two-syllable outburst,” Katsilometes wrote. “I didn’t believe he was out to cause bodily injury to me.” He declined additional comment Tuesday, citing the criminal case. McCrone, 40, is publicist for her brother-in-law, the iconic Las Vegas crooner Wayne Newton. She said she wasn’t injured when Neil poked her with his index finger. But she

also wasn’t surprised that Clark County District Attorney David Roger decided to file charges. “It was a big scene. There were a lot of witnesses,” McCrone said. “I wasn’t hurt, but it was a complete surprise. He definitely sought us out.” Neil was freed from Clark County jail Feb. 25 after serving 10 days for driving drunk last June near the Las Vegas Strip. Neil also was fined $585 and ordered to serve 15 days on house arrest as part of a plea deal that avoided trial in the case. He didn’t contest police accounts that he was driving drunk when he was stopped in his black Lamborghini late last June after leaving the Las Vegas Hilton.

Bristol Palin earns $262,000 for teen pregnancy work ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tax documents show unwed mother Bristol Palin earned more than $262,000 for her role in helping raise awareness for teen pregnancy prevention in 2009. The most recent data for The Candie’s Foundation that’s posted online by research firm GuideStar shows compensation at $262,500 for the now 20-year-old daughter of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Bristol Palin was 18 when she was appointed as a teen ambassador for the New Yorkbased foundation in 2009, months after giving birth to son, Tripp. She and the 2-yearold boy’s father, Levi Johnston, are no longer together. Foundation officials did not return calls for comment Tuesday. But Palin family attorney John Tiemessen

responded in an e-mail but wouldn’t comment about Palin’s compensation. Palin, who still works for the founBristol dation, said Palin last year that girls would think twice about

having sex if they knew how tough it is to be a mother. She said she “wasn’t prepared at all” for the dramatic changes in her life since becoming a mom. “I don’t think anyone realizes how difficult it really is until you actually have a screaming baby in your arms and you’re up all night,” Palin said.

When she was first named to the ambassador role, Palin said in a statement she felt she could be a living example of the consequences of teen pregnancy. “If I can prevent even one girl from getting pregnant, I will feel a sense of accomplishment,” she said at the time.

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celebrates his first birthday today, April 6. Jah’shawn is the son of James L. Porter, Jr. & Lishawn Brown of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparent is Irene Brown of Vicksburg, MS. Paternal grandparents are James L. & Lillian Porter of Vicksburg, MS.

celebrates her fourth birthday today, April 6. Jannah is the daughter of Rev. James C. & Lorann Archer of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparents are Rev. & Mrs. Lloyd Jones, Jr. of Napoleonville, LA. Paternal grandparents are LJ & Alberta Lyons of Vicksburg, MS.

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celebrates his second birthday today, April 6. Brady is the son of Kevin & Darlene Taylor of Vicksburg, MS. Maternal grandparents are Bob & Beneva Dreding of Byram, MS. Paternal grandparents are Betty Taylor & the late W.C. Taylor of Vicksburg, MS.

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U.S. library to save baseball, country tunes WASHINGTON (AP) — The 1908 tune, “Take Me Out to the Ball-game,” that became the anthem for America’s favorite pastime, will be preserved at the Library of Congress, along with 24 other recordings chosen for their cultural significance, the library announced today. This year’s selections for the National Recording Registry include Tammy Wynette’s 1968 country song “Stand By Your Man.” Other selections include the first recording of contemporary stand-up comedy. It was an unauthorized recording of comedian Mort Sahl in 1955. There are also notable performances by Al Green, Henry Mancini and Nat King Cole. The library works to digitize recorded sound and video in formats for long-term preservation. Congress created the recording registry in 2000 to ensure significant audio recordings aren’t lost. The latest additions are: 1. Phonautograms, EdouardLeon Scott de Martinville (ca. 1853-1861) 2. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” Edward Meeker, accompanied by the Edison Orchestra (1908) 3. Cylinder Recordings of Ishi (1911-14) 4. “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground,” Blind Willie Johnson (1927) 5. “It’s the Girl,” The Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra (1931) 6. “Mal Hombre,” Lydia Mendoza (1934) 7. “Tumbling Tumbleweeds,” The Sons of the Pioneers (1934) 8. “Talking Union,” The Almanac Singers (1941) 9. “Jazz at the Philharmonic,” (July 2, 1944) 10. “Pope Marcellus Mass” (Palestrina), The Roger Wagner Chorale (1951) 11. “The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest,” the Rev. C. L. Franklin (1953) 12. “Tipitina,” Professor Longhair (1953) 13. “At Sunset,” Mort Sahl (1955) 14. Interviews with jazz musicians for the Voice of America, Willis Conover (1956) 15. “The Music From ‘Peter Gunn,’” Henry Mancini (1959) 16. United Sacred Harp Musical Convention in Fyffe, Ala., field recordings by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins (1959) 17. “Blind Joe Death,” John Fahey (1959, 1964, 1967) 18. “Stand By Your Man,” Tammy Wynette (1968) 19. “Trout Mask Replica,” Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band (1969) 20. “Songs of the Humpback Whale” (1970) 21. “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green (1971) 22. “Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land),” George Crumb, CRI Recordings (1972) 23. “Aja,” Steely Dan (1977) 24. “3 Feet High and Rising,” De La Soul (1989) 25. GOPAC strategy and instructional tapes (1986-1994)

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Attraction to others stops man short of altar Dear Abby: I have been dating a wonderful woman I’ll call “Shannon” for a year and a half. She has most things that I want in a partner, and I often feel she’s better than I deserve. We’re in our early 30s, and Shannon is saying she will soon need some kind of idea where we are going in the future. I’m having trouble with the notion of committing to her forever because I’m still attracted to other women. (I haven’t been involved with anyone else since starting to date her.) More worrisome, I’m afraid I’ll meet someone I’m more attracted to a few years down the road. How can I be sure that Shannon will make me happier than anyone else I might meet in the future? — Conflicted in Washington State Dear Conflicted: You say Shannon has “most” things



you want in a partner. Yet I sense that you’re not as physically attracted to her as you think you should be. If this woman does not appeal to you, then face it — she’s not for you. Of course, regardless of how attractive one’s partner is, there are no guarantees that anyone — male or female — won’t meet someone who is different and appealing at some point in the future. But those who are mature and committed usually realize they have enough invested emotionally in their marriage and children that they can


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — You might want to keep your options open, because some unexpected but good news is on its way to you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Take the time to analyze your present circumstances from every angle. Once you do, you might change your mind and go off in a totally different direction from what you originally intended. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your friends will notice your pronounced leadership abilities, and they will automatically look to you to take charge of what’s at hand. Be prepared. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If there is something you had loaned out a while back that hasn’t been returned yet, don’t let it slide. Asking for what is justifiably yours is your right. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Unique benefits could come your way through two different contacts that you have in distant places. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Know that anything realistic that you desire strongly enough can be achieved if you do something about it. Check out all of your sources. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Get in sync with your mate or partner if he or she has something enterprising in mind. It may only be doable if each of you puts forth equal effort. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Look for a new channel to open up for you, one that could provide you with additional income. However, don’t expect something for nothing; be prepared to work for it. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Even if it requires a last-minute adjustment in your social plans, be sure to include an old pal who just hit town. Something extremely fortunate will come out of it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Don’t fail to oversee any work or repairs, even if a professional is doing the job. There’s a good chance a misunderstanding can occur. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — When involved in a fun, competitive activity with friends, play to win, but whether you meet with victory or defeat, be gracious. In either case, it will help your image tremendously. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Opportunities of a financial nature are stirring about you; one windfall might even come from a family source. Don’t yawn when old Uncle Elmer talks about a big possibility.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My history teacher was a 33-year-old married man with a 13-yearold daughter. When I graduated from high school last June, this teacher gave me two hugs and asked me if I would keep in touch with him. I promised him I would, but when my mother found out about this, she was furious. Since he is a married man, my mother thinks he will invite me out for fun and games. I like this teacher and have no intention of ever doing anything like that. Do you think I should keep in contact with this teacher? — Nameless, St. Paul, Minn. Nameless: I think that your mother is overly concerned. Being a high school graduate, you are capable of deciding if this teacher is really interested in your welfare and your future academic career or if he is just playing games.

• Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@ Copley News Service.

resist temptation. It’s called being an adult. Dear Abby: At least once a week my boss and I drive together from our office to meetings throughout town. She always insists on driving. My problem is, she drives erratically and I often feel in danger with her behind the wheel. Not only does she swerve in and out of lanes without signaling, she is often talking on her cell phone (which is not illegal in our state). I’d be happy to drive. I have a comfortable, reliable car and a safe driving history. I have offered, “I’d be glad to drive so you’ll be free to give your full attention to important phone calls.” None of my efforts has worked. I don’t want to be rude or insulting — and certainly don’t want to create an awkward situation with my boss

— but I don’t want to keep putting myself at risk with her terrible driving. I’d be grateful for some advice. — Riding Shotgun in Miami Dear Riding Shotgun: It’s time for another — more direct — chat with your boss. You should not have to worry every time you get into a car with her that you might not arrive in one piece. Tell her: “When you talk on the phone while you drive, it makes me very nervous. I’m concerned about my safety as well as the safety of others when you do it. If you don’t want me to drive so you can make your calls, I will meet you at our destination.”

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

Rare condition might result from migraine medications Dear Dr. Gott: I was diagnosed with retroperitoneal fibrosis (Ormond’s disease) following a CT scan. My family doctor has never had a patient with this condition in all of his 35 years. Can and will you comment, please? Dear Reader: I can believe your doctor hasn’t seen a patient with the condition. Neither have I, but then I’ve only been practicing for 40 years! This rare disorder might be due to an unknown cause or secondary to a number of causes, including radiation therapy, cancer, infections and drugs, or this might have been triggered by the long-term use of medications such as methysergide, beta-blockers, bromocriptine, methyldopa and some analgesias. The disease occurs when extra fibrous tissue blocks the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder, preventing the urine from flowing normally. There are many ways this disease can present, such as with swelling and discoloration of one leg and pain in the abdomen that can increase in intensity over time. As the disease progresses and without treatment, urine output might decrease or cease altogether, and there may be nausea, vomiting and internal hemorrhage. Treatment for Ormond’s is typically begun with corticosteroids or tamoxifen, a drug used to treat breast cancer or to reduce the risk of breast cancer in high-risk patients.

I was in an altercation with a long-time family friend at my residence two weeks ago. I want to publicly apologize to the Banks and Brown families, as well as my own family for this. I was wrong to even allow anything like this to happen, thus I feel it is only right to apologize for my actions. I hope that you as well as the wronged party would accept my apology. I regret my actions and I ask for your forgiveness. If there is anything that I can do to help alleviate any grief, sadness or discomfort that I have caused by my actions, please allow me to do so. With my deepest regrets and apologies, Leon Williams, III (601) 630-7864



Should these treatments be ineffective, surgery and drain tubes may be required. The prognosis is dependent on the extent of the disease, the amount of damage to the kidneys (which may be minor and temporary) and the cause (if it is secondary). Involve the care of your primary-care physician, a urologist and perhaps a nephrologist with knowledge of this unusual disorder.

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01. Legals TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 6th day of July, 2007, Dr. V. Faeza Jones and Ray C. Chandler, Jr. executed a Deed of Trust in favor of Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee, to secure an indebtedness therein described in favor of The Citizens National Bank of Meridian, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 1663 at page 323 among the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and, WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of May, 2010, Ray C. Chandler, Jr. and Dr. V.F. Jones a/k/a V. Faeza Jones executed a Deed of Trust in favor of Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee, to secure an indebtedness therein described in favor of The Citizens National Bank of Meridian, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 1705 at page 411 among the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deeds of Trust and the holder of the Note and Deeds of Trust has requested the undersigned Trustee so to do, I will, on the 27th day of April, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry and sell during legal hours, being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the West door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following-described property lying and being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Part Section 5, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi: Beginning at a 3/8" iron found marking the Southeast corner of that certain 1.81 acre tract conveyed to Real Dirt, Inc., Pete J. and Judy Nosser, and George W. Guider, Jr., and recorded in Deed Book 1180 at page 699 of the land records of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 182.44 feet to the East right of way line of U.S.

01. Legals g y Highway 61 By-Pass; thence, along said right of way, North 00 degrees 01 minute 00 seconds West a distance of 118.08 feet; thence leaving said right of way North 89 degrees 59 minutes 00 seconds East a distance of 187.03 feet to a 3/8" iron found; thence South 02 degrees 12 minutes 00 seconds West a distance of 118.25 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.50 acres, more or less. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this the 30th day of March, 2011. _______________________ Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20(3t)

TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on the 11th day of August, 2004, V. Faeza Jones and Ray Chandler executed a Deed of Trust in favor of Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee, to secure an indebtedness therein described in favor of The Citizens National Bank of Meridian, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 1489 at page 552 among the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and, WHEREAS, on the 22nd day of September, 2005, V. Faeza Jones, M.D. and Ray C. Chandler, Jr. executed a Deed of Trust in favor of Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee, to secure an indebtedness therein described in favor of The Citizens National Bank of Meridian, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 1559 at page 540 among the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and, WHEREAS, on the 3rd day of May, 2010, V. Fazez Jones, M.D., P.A. and Ray C. Chandler, Jr. executed a Deed of Trust in favor of Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee, to secure an indebtedness therein described in favor of The Citizens National Bank of Meridian, Mississippi, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 1705 at page 410 among the records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County,

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01. Legals y, Mississippi; and, WHEREAS, default has been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deeds of Trust and the holder of the Note and Deeds of Trust has requested the undersigned Trustee so to do, I will, on the 27th day of April, 2011, offer for sale at public outcry and sell during legal hours, being between the hours of 11:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M., at the West door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following-described property lying and being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: PART OF LOT 13 OF THE V&M SURVEY IN PART OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, RANGE 3 EAST, VICKSBURG, WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI: Beginning at an iron pin on the North right of way of Monument Place as recorded in Deed Book 1030 at page 214 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, said iron pin being further described as marking the Southeast corner of the BBWI INVESTMENTS parcel as recorded in Deed Book 1236 at page 550 of the aforesaid land records and run thence along the East line of BBWI INVESTMENTS parcel North 07 degrees 27 minutes 23 seconds West, 175.73 feet to an iron pin at the Northeast corner of said BBWI INVESTMENTS parcel; thence along the North line of said BBWI INVESTMENTS parcel North 70 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds West, 30.60 feet to an iron pin on the East line of the Vicksburg National Military Park (VNMP) property; thence along the East line of said VNMP property, North 20 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds East, 19.39 feet to VNMP marker 536; thence continuing North 16 degrees 29 minutes 00 seconds West, 145.74 feet to VNMP marker 537; thence continuing North 62 degrees 08 minutes 47 seconds East, 112.18 feet to VNMP marker 538; thence continuing North

01. Legals g 16 degrees 29 minutes 00 seconds West, 145.74 feet to VNMP marker 537; thence continuing North 62 degrees 08 minutes 47 seconds East, 112.18 feet to VNMP marker 538; thence continuing North 69 degrees 18 minutes 38 seconds East, 133.12 feet to an iron pin; thence leaving the VNMP line and run South 04 degrees 16 minutes 33 seconds East, 412.22 feet to an iron pin on the North right of way of Monument Place; thence along the North right of way of said Monument Place, South 79 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds West, 170.89 feet to the point of beginning and containing 1.749 acres (76,179.67 square feet) and being situated in Lot 13 of the V&M Survey in part of Section 28, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this the 30th day of March, 2011. _______________________ Don O. Rogers, III, Trustee Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20(3t) Sealed Bids The Warren County Board of Supervisors will receive SEALED BIDS until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011 for a multi-year contract for GROUNDS MAINTENANCE AT LETOURNEAU BOAT LANDING. The bid file number is 03252011. Complete specifications, scope of work, terms, conditions and instructions for bidding may be obtained from the Warren County Chancery Clerk's Office, 1009 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183. The phone number is 601-636-4415. The Warren County Board of Supervisors reserves the right to determine responsible bidders, responsive bids, the lowest and best bid, reject any and all bids, award to the bidder believed most advantageous to Warren County, and to waive any informalities in the bids or bidding process. This notice is published pursuant to an order of the Warren County Board of

01. Legals y Supervisors dated the 25th day of March 2011. Warren County Board of Supervisors By: Dot McGee, Chancery Clerk Publish:3/30, 4/6 (2t)

SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on February 24, 2000, Elinzo E. Jones, Sr. and wife, Shawn A. Jones, executed a certain deed of trust to John H. Shows, Trustee for the benefit of Cimarron Mortgage Company, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1201 at Page 613 and modified in Book 1502 at Page 668; and WHEREAS, said Deed of Trust was subsequently assigned to Cimarron Mortgage Company by instrument dated August 25, 2010 and recorded in Book 1512 at Page 771 of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's office; and WHEREAS, Cimarron Mortgage Company has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated August 26,

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01. Legals g , 2010 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1514 at Page 13 and re-recorded in Book 1514 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, Cimarron 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 27, 2011 offer fo 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

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01. Legals cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot Forty (40) of Cottonwood Subdivision, Part II, a plat which is of record in Plat Book 3 at Page 113 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 1st day of April, 2011 /s/ J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 306 Northridge Dr. Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-001045DT Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20(3t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI 126 Pebble Beach JOSEPH ALLEN SMITH Well maintained house and beautiful PLAINTIFF lakefront property. Flat yard is easy VS. to maintain. Large lake access lot. Fish CASSANDRA ANN SMITH from your own backyard. Spacious DEFENDANT inside and out. Call Kim today NO.2011-090GN to arrange your viewing. SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SUMMONS BY NOTICE OF SALE PUBLICATION 4566 Haleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s WHEREAS, on April 25, THE STATE OF Point 2007, Antionette Savage, MISSISSIPPI Newly remodeled home on 1Smith acre unmarried woman and TO: Cassandra Ann oak hardwood floors,a Latoya Gibbs, an unmarried lot. White You have been made Remodeled kitchen woman as joint tenants Defendant in and the master suit filed executed a certain deed of Ceramic in Kitchen and baths this tiles Court by Joseph Allen trust to Ellis and Ellis, Smith, Plaintiff, seeking a carpet in bedrooms. Trustee for the benefit of divorce and other relief. Mortgage Electronic There are no other Registration Systems, Inc. defendants. which deed of trust is of You are required to mail or record in the office of the hand-deliver a copy of a Chancery Clerk of Warren written response to the County, State of Mississippi Complaint filed against you in Book 1653 at Page 209 in tis action to Eugene A. h andire-recorded in Book t Perrier, the attorney for the W at Page 794; and 1707 Plaintiff, whose post office WHEREAS, said Deed of and street address is 1001 Trust was subsequently Adams St., Ste. B, Home for Sale? Show Vicksburg, it to theMississippi world at assigned to EverHome Mortgage Company by 39183-2535. instrument dated May 21, YOUR RESPONSE MUST 2010 in Book 1510 at Page BE MAILED OR 112 and by instrument dated DELIVERED NOT LATER March 3, 2011 and recorded THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS in Book 1520 at Page 401 of AFTER THE 23RD OF the aforesaid Chancery MARCH, 2011, WHICH IS Clerk's office; and THE DATE OF THE FIRST WHEREAS, EverHome PUBLICATION OF THIS Mortgage Company has SUMMONS. IF YOUR heretofore substituted J. RESPONSE IS NOT SO Gary Massey as Trustee by MAILED OR DELIVERED, A instrument dated May 24, JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT 2010 in Book 1510 at Page WILL BE ENTERED 113 and by instrument dated AGAINST YOU FOR THE March 4, 2011 and recorded MONEY OR OTHER in the aforesaid Chancery RELIEF DEMANDED IN Clerk's Office in Book 1520 THE COMPLAINT. at Page 402; and You must also file the WHEREAS, default having original of your response been made in the terms and with the Clerk of this Court conditions of said deed of within a reasonable time trust and the entire debt afterward. secured thereby having been Issued under my hand and declared to be due and seal of said Court, this the 18 payable in accordance with day of March, 2011. the terms of said deed of DOT MCGEE trust, EverHome Mortgage CHANCERY CLERK OF Company, the legal holder of WARREN COUNTY said indebtedness, having (SEAL) requested the undersigned /s/ Denise Bailey, DC Substituted Trustee to DEPUTY CLERK execute the trust and sell Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t) said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the The Vicksburg Warren School District will receive purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together SEALED BIDS, marked with attorney's fees, trustee's 10-11-17 until 9:00 A.M. on fees and expense of sale. April 27,2011 for Surplus NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Property. Specifications may Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, be obtained from the Office will on April 20, 2011 offer for of Purchasing at 1500 sale at public outcry and sell Mission 66, Vicksburg, within legal hours (being Mississippi 39180. The between the hours of 11:00 Board of Trustees reserves a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the the right to accept or reject West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren any and all bids and to waive County, located at informalities. Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the Dr. Elizabeth Swinford highest and best bidder for cash the following described Superintendent Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20(3t) property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Part of Lot 25, Block 7, Springfield Proper Survey, more particularly described as follows: FREE PUPPIES TO good Beginning at a point on the homes. Terrier/ Australian South line of said Lot 25 and Shepherd mix. 6 weeks old, the North side of Fayette ready to go. 601-218-1973, Street 98 feet 4 inches East 601-529-7573. of the Southwest corner of Lot 25; run thence East KEEP UP WITH all the loalong the South line of said cal news and sales...SubLot and along the North line scribe to The Vicksburg of Fayette Street 49 feet 2 Post TODAY!! Call 601inches; thence North 147 636-4545, Circulation. feet 6 inches; thence West 49 feet 2 inches; thence South 147 feet 6 inches to Classifieds Really Work! the South line of said Lot 25, being the point of beginning. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 23rd day of March, 2011. /s/ #J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE## Shapiro & Massey, L.L.C. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 1111 Fayette Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 10-000654JC Publish: 3/30, 4/6, 4/13(3t)



01. Legals

01. Legals

02. Public Service

11. Business Opportunities

IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI JOSEPH ALLEN SMITH PLAINTIFF VS. CASSANDRA ANN SMITH DEFENDANT NO.2011-090GN SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: Cassandra Ann Smith You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Joseph Allen Smith, Plaintiff, seeking a divorce and other relief. There are no other defendants. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the Complaint filed against you in tis action to Eugene A. Perrier, the attorney for the Plaintiff, whose post office and street address is 1001 Adams St., Ste. B, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183-2535. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 23RD OF MARCH, 2011, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 18 day of March, 2011. DOT MCGEE CHANCERY CLERK OF WARREN COUNTY (SEAL) /s/ Denise Bailey, DC DEPUTY CLERK Publish: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6(3t)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011



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JUST LISTED! Waterfront Open Sunday 2:15pm - 4pm 339 Sea Island Dr. Eagle Lake

Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880

05. Notices

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Credit problems? No problem!â&#x20AC;? No way. The Federal Trade Commission says no company can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

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

AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

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

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

EXPERIENCED TRACTOR OPERATOR needed for mowing vegetation. Valid drivers license required. Contact 601-7508322 for details. EOE.

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

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

Is the one you love hurting you?

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

06. Lost & Found LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg LOST BLACK CAT. Long hair, yellow eyes. Miller Street area. Goes by Baby. REWARD. 256-606-4133.

LOST CAT! 8 month old Lilac Pointe bob-tailed neutered female. White and gray with blue eyes. 1 mile from fire station on Freetown Road. Call 601-218-4797.

07. Help Wanted


Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

â&#x20AC;&#x153;ACEâ&#x20AC;? Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124



Horse Farm For Sale! Call Vanessa Leech for more information.

REDUCED! Waterfront Open Sunday 12:15pm - 2pm 128 Brunswick Dr. Eagle Lake

05. Notices

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

1850 Freetown Road

REDUCED! Waterfront Open Sunday 10am - 12 noon 16619 Hwy 465 Eagle Lake

CUSTOM TINTING & ACCESSORIES seeking a person experienced in Window tinting and 12 volt installation. Apply in person at 2409 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS. Absolutely no phone calls. Serious and experienced applicants only!

Entrepreneurs Wanted! Earn a BMW and up to $6,000 in 120 days! Call Robert 870-304-6804 JOB OPENING EMPLOYER has an immediate Job Opening for Insurance Clerk. Applicant must have three years of experience in coding, third party reimbursement, account, receivables, billing, and follow-up of claims. Individual must have good interpersonal skills and the ability to meet and greet the public well. Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Human Resource Department, Post Office Box 741, Port Gibson, Mississippi 39150 by April 25, 2011.


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CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

12. Schools & Instruction AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-455-4317. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from home. *Medical, *Business, *Paralegal, *Allied Health. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 877-206-5185.

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

14. Pets & Livestock AKC DOBERMAN PINCHERS! 6 week old male and females. Shots given, tails docked. $375 each, 601-8702903. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


601-636-5947 or 601-415-4114


14. Pets & Livestock

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

ADAMS GT3 GOLF clubs SW through 9 iron. Ben Hogan 1, 3, 5 woods. Nickent golf bag $150 or best offer. Great condition. 601-529-1472.

CATS: Male . .$25 Female ........$35 DOGS (UNDER 40 LBS): Male . .$55 Female ........$65 â&#x20AC;˘ For the above category of animals, pick up applications at the Humane Society DOGS (OVER 40 LBS): Male . .$70 Female ........$80 â&#x20AC;˘ For dogs over 40 lbs, call 866-901-7729 for appt.

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

Foster a Homeless Pet!

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

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. 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.


After Taxmas Sale at Riverside Pawn and Jewelry.

Come see T-Bone and Jabo. 5 DVDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for $10, PS2, Xbox 360, games $5 each, VHS 2 for $1, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $2 each, PS3 games $10, Blu ray movies $5 each. Tools on sale, Fishing rods, weed eaters, electoronics. As ALWAYS we pay more for broken or old gold. Riverside Pawn and Jewelry 601-619-1551 â&#x20AC;˘ 700 China St.

COMPLETE LIQUIDATION SALE. Daycare closing and everything must be sold! For more information, call Karen at 601-638-3333 or 601-218-8415. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. NEW TRUCK LOAD!! Lots of Quality Furniture! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010.

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;? 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

SEARS PRO FORM SR30 exercise bike, $150. Sun Mountain speed golf cart, $100. 14 karat white gold 4 prong Tiffany mounted princess cut diamond solitaire, 1.06 karats, $2500. 601-638-8960.

Classifieds Really Work!

On April 17th, Palm Sunday, the Classifieds section will print a listing of local Services for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. Call us today to include your church in this section. Deadline: April 10th Cost: $50 - 2x3 space May the miracle of Easter fill your heart with joy and bring blessings to your life. Vickie, Michele & Allaina


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Classified • S O M E T H I N G N E W E V E R Y D A Y • We accept: e y r w • Call Direct: (601)636-SELL Online Ad Placement:

We Write Thousands Of Best Sellers Every Year... We’re The Vicksburg Post Classified Advertising Department . . . our job is to help you write effective classified ads so you can have best sellers too! Give us a call . . . we’ll write one for you! Call (601) 636-SELL.

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 • P. O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182.

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 18. Miscellaneous For Sale PROM DRESSESLIGHT green/ pink accents. Turquoise/ navy accents. Dark green. Size 10. 601636-5368, for information.

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Monday 5 p.m., Tuesday 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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24. Business Services

10084 OAK RIDGE ROAD. Thursday and Friday 8am4pm. Aluminum planks, trailer, tools, collectibles, furniture, cedar chest, lots more.

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

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

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies CAMOUFLAGE BRIGGS & Stratton 5 horse power, 4 stroke overhead valve motor, less than 10 hours run time. Minn Kota trolling motor, 40 pounds thrust, less than 8 hours run time. 601636-6916. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.


Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL.

24. Business Services

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


Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

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

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Boat or Trailer!

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response. HOUSE CLEANING SERVICES. House cleaning, ironing, yard work. 601-661-6043, 601-529-3805. RESIDENTIAL GRASS CUTTING Trimming, Blowing, Small Tree cutting, Bush Hogging. Cheapest in town. Free Estimates. 601-631-4052. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948.

FREE ESTIMATES TREY GORDON ROOFING & RESTORATION •Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured 601-618-0367 • 601-456-4133



Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28

24. Business Services

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

C heapest Prices in Town

Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Classified Ad Rates

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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

• LIVE MUSIC • Every Saturday 9pm-1am

Classified Display Deadlines

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

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

27. Rooms For Rent ROOM FOR RENT. Special rate for out of towners. Cable, washer/ dryer community kitchen. 601-4295031.

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

Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate

Place your classified line ad at

Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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



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

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


501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com Call for specials! 601874-1116.

Commodore Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


BABY’S FIRST EASTER Place your child’s photo in our Easter Page. Deadline April 16th. • Age 0-12 mths • $20 per child • Actual ad size: 3.5”x 2.75”

Barnes Glass Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement



New Homes

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

PARKER CELLULAR • I-Phone Repair •

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


Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.


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

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

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


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

Joe Rangel - Owner


601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400

No Job Too Small

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


River City Dirt Work, LLC


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

601-636-SELL (7355)

Dewey 601-529-9817


Show Your Colors!

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

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

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

Advertise your business for as little as $2.83 per day, call our Classified Department at 601-636-7355.

Oakley Connor May-Sauntry

Macey Renee Boykin

Brody Allen McEachern

January 17, 2011

November 15, 2010

December 2, 2010

Just bring or mail your child’s photo to us at: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Email photo to us at: For any questions, call 601-636-7355.

Child’s Name:____________________________ Birthdate:_____________________________ Phone:________________________________ Return photo to: Name:_______________________________ Address:______________________________

If you’re finding too much of this and that cluttering your house, sell it fast. Call and place your classified ad today.


City:__________________________________ State:____________________Zip:_________ Just bring or mail photo to: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 • 601-636-7355 or Email photo to us at:

The Vicksburg Post

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

29. Unfurnished Apartments

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

1995 CAPPAERT 16X80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $11,500. Must move. 601529-6175.

VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom town house, $500. 1 bedroom apartment, $400. Management 601-631-0805.

30. Houses For Rent 601 RIGBY STREET. $525 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601-6366859. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.


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

29. Unfurnished Apartments CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.


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

16x80 3 BEDROOM 2 bath Mobile home on 6/10 of an acre. Move in ready. Buy $29,900, Rent $600 monthly, $300 deposit. 601-634-8103 after 5pm. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789. OPEN HOUSE APRIL 9th 9:30 -11am 118 Ridgeview acres. Country lot, Nice 3 bedrooms, 2 bath Quiet neighborhood. $575 month $500 deposit. Application and reference.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

34. Houses For Sale

4 bedroom, 2 bath on Yorktown Road, off Fisher Ferry. Over 2,000 square feet. Stocked fish pond! 601-618-4707.

33. Commercial Property

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

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


WE WANT YOU! Studios & Efficiencies 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments UTILITIES PAID!

50% off first month’s rent THE VICKSBURG APARTMENTS 601-630-2921

River Hills Apartments

Move-In Special

$200.00 OFF 1 & 2 Bedrooms $550/$595 Safe & Quiet Community 601-636-2377 629 Hwy 80- East

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

McMillin Real Estate

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


Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

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





1911 Mission 66 Office or Retail! Great Location! Easy Access!

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent


34. Houses For Sale


Ask Us.

Licensed in MS and LA

Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers ! !


2150 South Frontage Road


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

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134

36. Farms & Acreage


Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


2035 RING ROAD. Half acre with access to lake, includes trailers to be remodeled, 1.5 miles from Highway 61 South. $20,000. 601-636-6859.

40. Cars & Trucks 1974 CAPRICE CLASSIC and 20 inch Spinner rims. 601-885-9152, 601-5296751.

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Aggies take NCAA title By The Associated Press

Masters time Phil Mickelson is the favorite to win another green jacket/D3

Lowe point Despite a gutty peformance from Derek Lowe, the Atlanta Braves fall to Milwaukee in the series finale/D4


PREP BASEBALL Vicksburg hosts Greenville-Weston Friday, 7 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — This NCAA Tournament had plenty of twists, turns and upsets even before the championship game. Gary Blair and Texas A&M delivered a thrilling ending. This was the supposed to be the year Maya Moore’s Connecticut juggernaut won its third straight title or Stanford broke through or Tennessee got back to the top. Instead, the Aggies rewrote the script in their first Final Four appearance. They made the 65-year-old Blair the oldest coach to win a national championship just one night after UConn’s 68-year-old Jim Calhoun did the same thing on the men’s side. “We gave you that national

championship game without the so-called powers of the world,” Blair said. “The two powers tonight were the two that earned it.” Danielle Adams scored 22 of her 30 points in a dominating second half Tuesday night to help the Aggies beat Notre Dame 76-70 and bring the women’s title back to College Station and the former all-male military academy. “I had a little voice in my head, ‘Don’t let this team down,”’ said Adams, who became the school’s first AllAmerican a week ago and was picked as the outstanding player of the tournament.

“Every time we’d get down, we were telling each other we’re not going to lose this game. We worked hard all season to prepare for this point. I had to do this for my teammates. They’ve been doing everything for me. I decided to take them on my back and just let them ride on my back.” Tyra White added 18 points for A&M, including a huge 3-pointer as the shot clock buzzer sounded to put the Aggies up 73-68 with 1:07 left. “That was the knife in my heart. That was the game,” Irish coach Muffet McGraw said, bowing her head when the question was asked. “I thought that was just an amazing play on White’s part, and that play was the See NCAA, Page D4.


PCA hosts Park Place Friday, 6 p.m.

By Ernest Bowker

St. Al hosts Bogue Chitto Friday, 7 p.m.

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

St. Al hosts Riverside Thursday, 6 p.m.

ON TV 6 p.m. ESPN2 - The Minnesota Twins head to the Bronx to take on the Yankees in the third game of a four-game series.



St. Aloyius rallies past Puckett, 7-5

St. Aloysius overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat Puckett 7-5 on Tuesday at Bazinsky Park, giving the Lady Flashes their third win in a row. Mallory McGuffee started the comeback with a solo home run to left field in the bottom of the first inning. Grace Franco held the Lady Wolves to just one run over the last six innings, including a scoreless sixth and seventh innings. She also added three hits at the plate and scored twice. Haley Heggins had a double, a single and three RBIs to pace the St. Al offense. Julie Mabry singled and drove in a run. The Lady Flashes (4-11) will play Riverside Thursday at 6 p.m. in a makeup of Monday’s game that was rained out.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 8-0-8 La. Pick 4: 4-2-8-5 Weekly results: D2

Texas A&M’s Tyra White celebrates after Texas A&M’s 76-70 win over Notre Dame in the women’s NCAA national championship game in Indianapolis, Tuesday.

Bulldogs rally to slip past USM

WC hosts Clinton Friday, 7 p.m.

Porters Chapel infielder hit his second grand slam of the season to lead the Eagles to a 19-1 bashing of Park Place on Tuesday.



Warren Central’s Carlos Gonzalez and Vicksburg High catcher Taylor Brocato look at the umpire for the call after Gonzalez slid into home plate during Tuesday’s game at Bazinsky Field. More photos at

Vikings sweep Gators By Jeff Byrd A steely-eyed approach worked great for Beau Wallace and his Warren Central offense against Vicksburg Tuesday night. Wallace struck out 12 and the Viking bats belted six extra-base hits to bash the Gators 9-1 at Bazinsky Field. The win completes a three-game season sweep for the Vikings (11-9, 5-2 Division 4-6A) over Vicksburg. Team captain Wallace, who plays shortstop in addition to pitching, had his team ready. “We come to play,” Wallace said after pitching a five-hit gem. “We were prepared. We wanted that three game sweep. Vicksburg is a good hitting team and in order to beat them, you have to hit your spots. We put it together.” Gators coach Cody Zumbro said he wished his team could show the inner resolve Wallace brings to the game. “I’d love to see us have that competitive drive like Beau Wallace has,” Zumbro said. Wallace held Vicksburg (9-11, 2-5) in check, striking out eight over the first four

innings. The Gators did not threaten until the fifth inning, when two reached on a hit and an error. But Wallace came back to strike out Vicksburg’s most dangerous hitter, Lamar Anthony, looking on a 2-2 pitch to douse the fire. “Beau got ahead early in the count and stayed on them,” WC coach Josh Abraham said. “He’s been kind of hit-and -miss with his pitching, but tonight he threw his best.” Zumbro was not pleased with his team’s approach at the plate. “Definitely disappointed,” Zumbro said. “We had more strikeouts looking tonight than we’ve had all year.” Warren Central’s hitters, on the other hand, not only put the ball in play, they put it in the alleys. The Vikings finished with three triples and three doubles among 12 hits. Vicksburg also made four errors. Back-to-back triples by Devon Bell and Josh Stuckey keyed a three-run rally in the fourth inning that extended a 2-0 lead to 5-0. A two-run triple by Clayton Ashley followed by an

RBI double from Carlos Gonzalez made it 9-0 in the fifth inning. Brandon Gates, who finished 4-for4, capped his night with a double in the seventh. “We just tried to hit strikes and not get behind in the count,” Gates said. “I just tried to do my job in the two hole. This was my first four-hit game.” Vicksburg got on the board in the bottom of the sixth off an error and an RBI single from Clyde Kendrick that scored Jonathan Clay. Cameron Cooksey started for the Gators, but could not get out of the fourth inning. He allowed five runs off eight hits. Kendrick pitched well in relief, going four innings and striking out six. All four runs he allowed were unearned. Eight of the nine Vikings in the lineup had at least one hit. Ashley had a single, triple and drove in three runs. Wallace reached base and scored three times.

PEARL — The plan for Mississippi State was to follow its typical midweek routine and use as many as a half-dozen pitchers. Luis Pollorena forced the coaching staff to narrow the list considerably. The short, squatty sophomore left-hander allowed just two base runners in 52⁄3 innings of relief, and the Bulldogs strung together just enough offense late to beat Southern Miss 5-4 at Trustmark Park on Tuesday night. “He’s got a little cutter that keeps them off-balance. He’s always had that against left-handers, and he had it against right-handers tonight,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “What Luis did more than anything, was he made guys put the ball in play. In a big ballpark like this, if you limit the walks and do that, you’re going to be successful.” Pollorena entered the game as Mississippi State’s third pitcher of the second inning, after starter Andrew Busby and Kendall Graveman had combined to allow four runs. Pollorena escaped a two-out, firstand-third jam and kept the roll going for five innings.

COLLEGE BASEBALL On D4 College baseball roundup He hit a batter in the third, then picked him off. No one else reached base until Tyler Koelling singled with one out in the eighth. Pollorena left after Koelling’s hit, having retired 16 of the 18 batters he faced. He finished with six strikeouts in a career-high 52⁄3 innings and improved his record to 3-0. Forty-six of the 64 pitches he threw were strikes. “We never adjusted to him and he never had to adjust to us,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “He had decent stuff and you have to tip your hat to him.” Pollorena’s dominance allowed the Bulldogs (20-9) to shake off a slow start. After scoring a pair of unearned runs in the top of the first inning, they gave up four to Southern Miss (22-6) in the second to fall behind 4-2. Adam Frazier’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning pulled the Bulldogs See USM, Page D4.

PCA 19, Park Place 1 Matthew Warren had his second grand slam of the See WC, Page D4.


Mississippi State’s Jaron Shepherd watches as a hit ball rolls past him as he advances to third in the fourth inning against Southern Miss Tuesday at Trustmark Park.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GOLF 2 p.m. ESPN - Exhibition, Masters Par 3 Contest MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 1:10 p.m. WGN - Arizona at Chicago Cubs 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees NBA 7 p.m. ESPN - Milwaukee at Miami 9:30 p.m. ESPN - L.A. Lakers at Golden State NHL 8 p.m. Versus - St. Louis at Chicago


from staff & AP reports

prep softball Northwest Rankins blows out Warren Central Northwest Rankin crushed visiting Warren Central 11-0 on Tuesday. Chelsea Worley took the loss and got little support from the offense as the WC (9-6) offense was held to a pair of hits.

College football Fiesta to meet with NCAA about bowl license Fiesta Bowl officials will meet later this month with the NCAA subcommittee in charge of licensing bowl games. Fiesta Bowl spokesman Andrew Bagnato confirmed the April 28 meeting in New Orleans, which will coincide with the Bowl Championship Series meetings. Dennis Poppe, NCAA vice president of baseball and football, told The Arizona Republic on Tuesday that the Fiesta Bowl had been invited to meet with the 11-member group. He told the newspaper the Fiesta could potentially have its four-year license revoked, though in the past licenses had only been revoked because of financial or attendance problems. The meeting is in response to a report commissioned by the Arizona-based game that led to the firing of its longtime president for alleged misuse of funds.

BASEBALL Judge rules against unearthed Bonds recording SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge ruled jurors in the Barry Bonds trial may not hear a freshly rediscovered recording of two key witnesses — ridiculed by the defense as a “miracle tape” — as prosecutors rested their case against the home-run king after 21⁄2 weeks and 25 witnesses. The defense said it planned to call up to six witnesses, including possibly Bonds himself, in a presentation that lawyers projected will start and end Wednesday. If that schedule holds up, closing arguments would take place Thursday morning and the case could go to the jury of eight women and four men later in the day.

Beaten Giants fan shows signs of brain damage LOS ANGELES — A San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten at Dodger Stadium after last week’s opening game shows signs of brain damage and remains in critical condition, a doctor said.


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. 1952 — Sam Snead wins his second Masters, beating Jack Burke Jr. by four shots. 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 titles. 2009 — Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson and North Carolina win a national championship, ending Michigan State’s inspirational run with a 89-72 rout. The Tar Heels lead 55-34 at halftime, breaking a 42-year-old title-game record for biggest margin at the break and setting the mark for most points at the half.

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scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games W L Florida............................24 6 South Carolina..............23 5 Vanderbilt......................27 3 Georgia..........................15 14 Kentucky........................16 14 Tennessee.....................19 9

SEC W 7 7 7 6 2 2

L 2 2 2 3 7 7


All Games SEC W L W Alabama........................21 10 7 Mississippi St..............20 9 4 Ole Miss.......................19 11 4 Arkansas........................19 8 3 LSU................................21 8 3 Auburn...........................15 13 2 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Vanderbilt 9, Middle Tennessee 1 Georgia 8, Charleston Southern 1 Samford 4, Alabama 2 Presbyterian 10, Tennessee 6 Kentucky 15, Xavier 2 South Carolina 18, USC Upstate 2 Central Florida 4, Florida 3 Troy 14, Auburn 6 Mississippi State 5, Southern Miss 4 Memphis 9, Ole Miss 2 LSU 7, Tulane 5 Today’s Games Charleston Southern at Georgia, 4 p.m. Texas St. at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m.


All Games W L Houston.........................16 14 Southern Miss.............22 6 Rice...............................21 12 UAB...............................16 11 East Carolina.................20 8 UCF...............................20 9 Memphis........................17 11 Tulane............................18 11 Marshall.........................10 16 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games UCF 4, Florida 3 Houston 3, Texas A&M 2 Memphis 9, Ole Miss 2 NC State 4, East Carolina 2 Mississippi St. 5, Southern Miss 4 Louisiana-Lafayette 2, Rice 0 LSU 7, Tulane 5 Today’s Games Lamar at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

L 2 5 5 6 6 7

C-USA W 3 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1

L 0 1 2 2 3 4 2 5 5


Warren Central............... 101 340 0 — 9 12 3 Vicksburg........................ 000 001 0 — 1 5 4 WP-Beau Wallace (3-1), LP-Cameron Cooksey (3-2). 3B-Clayton Ashley (WC), Devon Bell (WC), Josh Stuckey (WC). 2B-Carlos Gonzalez (WC), Brandon Gates (WC), Will Stegall (WC). Multiple hits-Gates (WC) 4, Ashley (WC) 2.

mlb American League

Central Division L 1 2 2 3 3

West Division

W Texas.............................5 Los Angeles..................2 Seattle...........................2 Oakland.........................1

L 0 3 3 3

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................4 Chicago.........................3 Pittsburgh......................3 St. Louis........................2 Milwaukee......................1 Houston.........................0

L 0 2 2 3 4 4 L 1 1 2 3 4

Pct .750 .750 .600 .500 .250

GB — — 1/2 1 2

Pct 1.000 .600 .600 .400 .200 .000

GB — 11/2 1 1 /2 21/2 31/2 4

Pct .750 .667 .600 .250 .200

GB — 1/2 1/2 2 21/2

Tuesday’s Games Chicago Cubs 6, Arizona 5 San Diego 3, San Francisco 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 1 Cincinnati 8, Houston 2 Florida 3, Washington 2, 10 innings Milwaukee 1, Atlanta 0 St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2 Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Correia 1-0) at St. Louis (Carpenter 0-0), 12:45 p.m. Arizona (Galarraga 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-1), 1:20 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0) at Colorado (Hammel 0-0), 2:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 0-1) at San Diego (Stauffer 0-0), 5:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 0-1) at Philadelphia (Blanton 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Figueroa 0-0) at Cincinnati (Volquez 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 0-1) at Florida (Volstad 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 0-0) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-0), 7:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Houston (Myers 0-0) at Cincinnati (LeCure 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 0-1) at Milwaukee (Marcum 0-1), 12:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-0) at Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0), 2:05 p.m. Washington (Lannan 1-0) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 1-0), 6:10 p.m.


Baseball America Top 25

W Kansas City...................4 Chicago.........................2 Cleveland.......................2 Minnesota......................2 Detroit............................1

L 1 1 2 2 3


DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The top 25 teams in the Baseball America poll with records through April 3 and previous ranking (voting by the staff of Baseball America): Record Pv 1. Vanderbilt..............................26-3 1 2. Virginia..................................28-2 2 3. South Carolina......................22-5 3 4. Florida...................................24-5 4 5. Arizona State........................21-6 5 6. Texas A&M...........................22-6 6 7. Florida State.........................21-7 7 8. Texas....................................21-7 8 9. Fresno State.........................20-3 9 10. Oklahoma.............................22-6 10 11. Stanford................................13-7 11 12. Cal State Fullerton...............20-8 12 13. California..............................19-6 13 14. Georgia Tech.......................23-6 14 15. Texas Christian....................18-9 15 16. North Carolina......................26-4 16 17. Louisiana State....................20-8 17 18. Southern Miss....................22-5 22 19. Oregon State.......................20-7 23 20. Troy......................................22-5 21 21. Alabama...............................21-9 25 22. Arizona.................................20-9 18 23. Oklahoma State...................21-7 NR 24. UCLA....................................14-9 24 25. Stetson.................................22-7 20

L 0 1 2 4 4

East Division

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

West Division

Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Jackson St. 17-15, Tougaloo 3-2 Delta St. 7, William Carey 6 Millsaps 14, Rhodes 11 Belhaven 7, Mississippi College 5 Mississippi St, 5, Southern Miss 4 Memphis 9, Ole Miss 2 Wichita St. 14, Alcorn St. 11 Today’s Games William Carey at Tougaloo, 2 p.m. (DH) Arkansas-Monticello at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Southern Arkansas at Delta St., 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Wichita St., 6:30 p.m.

W Baltimore.......................4 Toronto..........................3 New York.......................3 Boston...........................0 Tampa Bay....................0

National League

W San Diego.....................3 Colorado........................2 Los Angeles..................3 Arizona..........................1 San Francisco...............1

——— Mississippi schedule

East Division

12:37 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (A.Burnett 1-0), 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Penny 0-1) at Baltimore (Tillman 0-0), 6:05 p.m. ———

Pct 1.000 .750 .600 .000 .000

GB — 1 1 1 /2 4 4

Pct .800 .500 .500 .400 .250

GB — 11/2 11/2 2 21/2

Pct 1.000 .400 .400 .250

GB — 3 3 31/2

Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels 5, Tampa Bay 3 Cleveland 3, Boston 1 Minnesota 5, N.Y. Yankees 4, 10 innings Toronto 7, Oakland 6, 10 innings Texas 3, Seattle 2 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 6, 12 innings Today’s Games L.A. Angels (Haren 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 0-0), 12:10 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-0) at Texas (C.Wilson 0-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 1-0) at Kansas City (Francis 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 0-0) at Cleveland (Talbot 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 0-0) at Baltimore (Bergesen 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Garcia 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Braden 0-0) at Toronto (Litsch 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston (Lester 0-0) at Cleveland (Carmona 0-1), 12:05 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 0-0) at Toronto (R.Romero 1-0),

W L y-Chicago......................57 20 y-Boston........................54 23 y-Miami..........................54 23 x-Orlando.......................49 29 x-Atlanta........................44 34 x-Philadelphia................40 38 x-New York....................39 38 Indiana...........................35 43 —————— Charlotte........................32 45 Milwaukee......................31 46 Detroit............................26 51 New Jersey...................24 53 Washington....................21 56 Toronto..........................21 56 Cleveland.......................16 61

Pct .740 .701 .701 .628 .564 .513 .506 .449

GB — 3 3 81/2 131/2 171/2 18 221/2

.416 .403 .338 .312 .273 .273 .208

25 26 31 33 36 36 41


W L y-San Antonio................59 19 y-L.A. Lakers.................55 22 x-Dallas..........................53 24 x-Oklahoma City............51 26 x-Denver........................47 30 x-Portland......................45 33 New Orleans.................44 33 Memphis........................44 34 —————— Houston.........................41 37 Phoenix..........................37 40 Utah...............................37 41 Golden State.................34 44 L.A. Clippers..................31 47 Sacramento...................23 54 Minnesota......................17 61 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

Pct .756 .714 .688 .662 .610 .577 .571 .564

GB — 31/2 1 5 /2 71/2 111/2 14 141/2 15

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18 211/2 22 25 28 1 35 /2 42

Tuesday’s Games San Antonio 97, Atlanta 90 Cleveland 99, Charlotte 89 New Jersey 107, Minnesota 105 Orlando 78, Milwaukee 72 Washington 107, Detroit 105 Boston 99, Philadelphia 82 New York 131, Toronto 118 Chicago 97, Phoenix 94 L.A. Clippers 82, Memphis 81 Sacramento 104, Houston 101 Oklahoma City 101, Denver 94 Golden State 108, Portland 87 Utah 86, L.A. Lakers 85 Today’s Games Orlando at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. New York at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Houston at New Orleans, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Miami, 7 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Portland at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

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GP W L OT y-Washington...80 47 22 11 x-Philadelphia..80 46 23 11 y-Boston..........79 44 24 11 x-Pittsburgh.....80 47 25 8 x-Tampa Bay...80 44 25 11 x-Montreal........80 43 30 7 Buffalo.............80 41 29 10 N.Y. Rangers...80 43 32 5 —————— Carolina...........79 38 30 11 Toronto............80 37 32 11 Atlanta.............79 33 34 12 New Jersey.....79 36 38 5 N.Y. Islanders..79 30 37 12 Ottawa.............80 31 39 10 Florida..............79 29 38 12

Pts 105 103 99 102 99 93 92 91

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GA 194 215 189 194 236 205 222 193

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GP W L OT z-Vancouver....80 52 19 9 y-San Jose......79 47 23 9 y-Detroit...........79 46 23 10 Nashville..........80 43 26 11 Phoenix............79 42 25 12 Los Angeles....79 45 28 6 Anaheim..........79 44 30 5 Chicago...........79 42 28 9 —————— Dallas...............79 40 28 11 Calgary............80 40 29 11 St. Louis..........80 37 33 10 Minnesota........79 37 34 8 Columbus........80 34 33 13 Colorado..........79 29 42 8 Edmonton........79 25 43 11 NOTE: Two points for a win, one time loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference

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

golf PGA Tour Schedule March 3-6 — Honda Classic (Rory Sabbatini) March 10-13 — WGC-Cadillac Championship (Nick Watney) March 10-13 — Puerto Rico Open (Michael Bradley) March 17-20 — Transitions Championship (Gary Woodland) March 24-27 — Arnold Palmer Invitational (Martin Laird) March 31-April 3 — Shell Houston Open (Phil Mickelson) April 7-10 — Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC, Augusta, Ga. April 14-17 — Valero Texas Open, TPC San Antonio, San Antonio April 21-24 — The Heritage, Harbourtown Golf Links, Hilton Head Island, S.C. April 28-May 1 — Zurich Classic, TPC Louisiana, New Orleans May 5-8 — Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C. May 12-15 — The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium Course), Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. May 19-22 — Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Colonial CC, Fort Worth, Texas May 26-29 — HP Byron Nelson Championship, TPC Four Seasons Resort, Las Colinas, Texas

PGA Tour FedExCup Leaders

Through April 3 Rank Player Points YTD Money 1. Mark Wilson................. 1,161......... $2,430,825 2. Phil Mickelson............. 1,048......... $2,107,131 3. Gary Woodland........... 1,002......... $1,964,130 4. Nick Watney..................960.......... $2,278,000 5. Martin Laird...................937.......... $1,891,763 6. Aaron Baddeley.............876.......... $1,863,116 7. Rory Sabbatini...............820.......... $1,573,194 8. Bubba Watson...............807.......... $1,716,017 9. Jhonattan Vegas...........791.......... $1,479,510 10. D.A. Points..................759.......... $1,564,392 11. Matt Kuchar.................757.......... $1,781,773 12. Hunter Mahan..............743.......... $1,486,094 13. Luke Donald................718.......... $1,807,800 14. Steve Marino...............706.......... $1,460,166 15. Jonathan Byrd.............705.......... $1,404,148 16. Vijay Singh..................630.......... $1,275,435 17. Dustin Johnson............628.......... $1,444,772 18. Spencer Levin.............606.......... $1,221,164 19. Bill Haas......................558.......... $1,037,100 20. Webb Simpson............552............$996,558 21. Justin Rose..................545.......... $1,094,166 22. Y.E. Yang....................531.......... $1,130,396 23. Chris Kirk.....................457............$779,079 24. Jason Dufner...............450............$797,685 25. Jimmy Walker..............443............$798,699

Through April 3 1. Martin Kaymer...................... Ger 2. Lee Westwood...................... Eng 3. Phil Mickelson......................USA 4. Luke Donald......................... Eng 5. Graeme McDowell................. NIr 6. Paul Casey........................... Eng 7. Tiger Woods.........................USA 8. Steve Stricker.......................USA 9. Rory McIlroy.......................... NIr 10. Matt Kuchar.........................USA 11. Dustin Johnson....................USA 12. Jim Furyk.............................USA 13. Ernie Els.............................. SAf 14. Nick Watney.........................USA 15. Francesco Molinari............... Ita 16. Ian Poulter........................... Eng 17. Bubba Watson.....................USA 18. Hunter Mahan......................USA 19. Retief Goosen...................... SAf 20. Robert Karlsson...................Swe 21. Martin Laird.......................... Sco 22. Louis Oosthuizen................. SAf 23. Alvaro Quiros....................... Esp 24. Justin Rose.......................... Eng 25. Miguel Angel Jimenez......... Esp

7.91 7.43 6.75 6.59 6.11 5.65 5.64 5.45 5.45 5.30 5.03 4.94 4.66 4.60 4.41 4.38 4.30 4.25 4.09 4.02 3.89 3.66 3.66 3.62 3.61

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through April 3 Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway Fresh Fit 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 presented by Food City (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 17 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C.

Sprint Cup standings

Through April 3 1. Kyle Busch...................................................... 219 2. Carl Edwards................................................. 214 3. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 207 4. Kurt Busch..................................................... 205 5. Kevin Harvick................................................. 204 6. Ryan Newman............................................... 203 7. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 201 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 199 9. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 195 10. Mark Martin.................................................. 181 11. Tony Stewart................................................ 180 12. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 170 13. Paul Menard................................................ 170 14. A J Allmendinger......................................... 168 15. Kasey Kahne............................................... 163 16. Clint Bowyer................................................. 158 17. Martin Truex Jr............................................ 151 18. David Ragan................................................ 147 19. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 145 20. Greg Biffle.................................................... 142


Nationwide Series schedule

Through March 26 Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300 (Kyle Busch) March 26 — Royal Purple 300 (Kyle Busch) April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300, Fort Worth, Texas April 16 — Aaron’s 312, Talladega, Ala. April 23 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 29 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 6 — Royal Purple 200, Darlington, S.C. May 14 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. May 22 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa May 28 — Top Gear 300, Concord, N.C. June 4 — Chicagoland 300, Joliet, Ill. June 18 — Michigan 250, Brooklyn, Mich. June 25 — Bucyrus 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. July 1 — Subway Jalapeno 250, Daytona Beach, Fla.

Nationwide Series standings

Through March 26 1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 2. Jason Leffler.................................................. 3. Justin Allgaier................................................ 4. Aric Almirola................................................... 5. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 6. Trevor Bayne................................................. 7. Elliott Sadler................................................... 8. Kenny Wallace............................................... 9. Brian Scott..................................................... 10. Mike Bliss.....................................................

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-2 La. Pick 4: 4-6-9-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-3 La. Pick 4: 9-8-0-3 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-8 La. Pick 4: 4-2-8-5 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-2 La. Pick 4: 1-8-7-0 Easy 5: 3-5-19-22-24 La. Lotto: 3-4-13-18-22-28 Powerball: 19-20-42-56-58 Powerball: 37; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-3 La. Pick 4: 8-7-1-3 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-3-1 La. Pick 4: 3-8-7-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-8-9 La. Pick 4: 8-0-4-2 Easy 5: 5-16-19-24-27 La. Lotto: 2-3-11-12-20 Powerball: 6-22-34-43-45 Powerball: 23; Power play: 2

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


The Masters

Woods looking to regain his mojo Lefty enters Masters By Tim Dahlberg AP sports columnist

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The circus is largely gone and so, mostly, are the questions about his personal life. Tiger Woods returned to the Masters this week without feeling the urge to apologize for anything, even the poor state of his game. A year ago, the chairman of Augusta National lectured him about his conduct and what it meant to the game of golf. On Tuesday, he was welcomed back to his 17th Masters as a four-time champion who means so much to golf. A lot has changed for Woods in the year since he emerged from self-imposed exile following his sex scandal. What hasn’t changed is that some of his play has been almost as The associated press embarrassing as the revela- Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference before his practice round for the Masters tions about his personal life. Tuesday in Augusta, Ga. The man who once wowed included planes flying overfans with booming drives and head carrying banners tauntprecision irons now struging him, tabloids stalking him, ner at Augusta stuck in a his playTiger Woods, four-time winner at Augusta National, is stuck in a glesNational, to keepis up with e hopes to find his game at the Masters, 17-month winless streak. He hopes to find his game at the Masters, and so many reporters wanting partners. The player who 2005. where he hasn’t won since 2005. Majors won Majors won ing to ask him questions that never used to miss a 6-footer Woods’ 14 major wins Woods’ 14 major wins Woods at the Masters tickets had to be issued for now can only shake his head is second to Jack is second to Jack Win his pre-tournament press Nicklaus’ record 18. as the puttsNicklaus’ don’t record come18.near TO EARNINGS NGS T-tie PLACE PAR (in thousands) sands) U-US Open; M-Masters; U-US Open; conference. the hole. M-Masters; B-British Open; B-British Open; Championship P-PGA Championship Woods resisted efforts to 486 $486 1997 -18 Woods saysP-PGA it’s nothing more M U B P M U B P 89.6 1998 T8 -3 link his personal life with his than finding his way through 1997 1997 52.2 1999 T18 +1 bad golf, deflecting questions a new swing change. Others 1998 1998 184 2000 5th -4 1999 1999 with the ease he used to hit who know something about 1,008 1,008 2001 -16 2000 2000 his driver. believe it may 1,008 human failings 1,008 2002 -12 2001 2001 Is he in a better place this 93 2003 T15 +2 2002 than fairways 2002 go a lot deeper 2003 70.2 2004 T22 +2 year? and greens.2003 2004 2004 2005 -12 1,260 1,260 He said he felt “almost ready “He’s got experience coming 2005 2005 5.7 315.7 2006 T3 -4 2006 2006 to tee it up Thursday.” back from technical problems, 541.3 541.3 2007 T2 +3 2007 2007 Has he grown personally but he doesn’t have experience 810 810 2008 2nd -5 2008 2008 even while struggling with .8 242.8 2009 from shame,” 2009 2009 T6 -8 coming back 2010 2010 0.0 330.0 2010 T4 -11 family and golf issues? said Sharon Chirban, a Har4 3 3 4 4 3 3 4 He barely budged. “As far as vard sports psychologist AP who SOURCE: PGA TOUR AP being a better person, I try to coaches athletes in her private do that each and every day,” practice. “Until the shame is Editor’s Note: It isjust mandatory to finishing at the Mas- game seems as murky, <AP> TIGER AThe THE MASTERS 040511: by Graphic looks fourth at how Tiger Woods Woods said. “That will and managed, will never come include all sources that accompany has fared in Masters’ play; includes a look at his last majors won; x 3first 1/2 inches; ters year in2chis tour- though Woods insistedoragain always will be the case.” this graphic when repurposing back to the level of play he had 96.3mm x 89mm; with BC-GLF--Tiger’s Turmoil; ED; ETA 3 p.m. </AP> editing it for publication nament since the scandal. He’s Tuesday that his only probFamously controlling even before.” divorced now with two young lems are refining his new before the scandal, Woods sigJust what is going on in Woods’ private life is mostly a children and is preparing to swing and figuring out a way naled early in his comeback matter of conjecture, though move into a new mansion — to make more putts. It’s been he has no intention of answersome things are obviously dif- complete with a short game his stock answer since he ing anything that doesn’t have came out of seclusion here to do with golf. ferent since he surprised many course. What is going on in his golf last year amid a circus that

Off course

as odds-on favorite AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — He is the talk of the Masters, and for good reason. No other player can top his record at Augusta National over the last decade, with three green jackets, eight finishes in the top five and a signature moment just about every year. That guy used to be Tiger Woods. Now it’s Phil Mickelson. It goes beyond Mickelson being the defending champion, listed for the first time as the betting favorite from London to Las Vegas, and at No. 3 in the world being the highest-ranked American for the first time in his career. Just listen to some of the players. “It seems that everyone has pretty much got Mickelson in the green jacket Sunday evening and there’s not much use in turning up at this point,” U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell said with a small measure of sarcasm. “He’s a great player around Augusta, and if you finish ahead of him, you’ve got a decent chance.” PGA champion Martin Kaymer, ranked No. 1 in the world, was asked who is the more dominant player at the Masters. “I think Phil,” he replied. And here’s what one player had to say about Woods, a four-time Masters champion. “I don’t think he’ll finish in the top five,” Ian Poulter said. “The shots he was hitting at Doral, they were very inconsistent. You can’t hit shots like that on this golf course and get away with it. I don’t think you want to rely on your short game that much around this place.” Woods hasn’t been chopping it up at Augusta. He also has three wins over the last 10

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years, and that doesn’t include his record 12-shot victory as a 21-year-old in 1997. He was the runner-up in consecutive years, and his tie for fourth a year ago was impressive considering it was his first competition in five months following a humiliating sex scandal. What makes Mickelson stand out are the 18 birdies he made on the weekend at the Houston Open to win by three shots, his first victory since the Masters last year. “I felt like that golf was in me this year, but I haven’t been getting it out,” Mickelson said. “I haven’t had the same type of mental focus throughout the round that I expect. So to be able to have that type of performance heading into here feels very good. Reminds me a lot of 2006, when I was able to put it together the week before and carry the momentum through.” There was a real storm that blew through Augusta overnight, toppling trees and power lines across town. The gates to Augusta opened 45 minutes late to give workers a chance to clean the course of debris. Mickelson worked out on the range with Butch Harmon, then headed home to rest. He skipped a final practice round.

sports arena Submit items by e-mail at sports@; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-634-0897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

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

Bubba Mims golf tournament The 8th annual Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic will be held April 20 at Vicksburg Country Club. The four-man scramble will include lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $90 per player and includes lunch, cart, greens fee, mulligan and beverages. In addition to prizes for the longest drive, closest to the line and closest to the hole, players will have an opportunity to win a new vehicle from the George Carr dealership with a holein-one. Corporate and hole sponsorships are also available. All proceeds benefit Porters Chapel Academy. For information, call Mark Buys at 601-636-3752; Kim Arias at 601-831-4728; Sheryl Ross at 601-831-6576; Nina Rocconi at 601-415-4503; or Steve Caldwell at the VCC pro shop at 601-636-8692.

Alcorn football scrimmage at VHS Alcorn State will hold a spring football scrimmage at Vicksburg High’s Memorial

Stadium on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. Admission is $5, and children under 3 are admitted free. On April 16, The SWAC Shootout — a basketball game featuring alumni teams from Alcorn, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and Tougaloo — will be held at the VHS gym. There will also be a Greek step show with the game. The events start at noon, and admission is $5 with children under 3 admitted free. For more information, call Doug Fitzgerald at 601-2189327.

Adalius Thomas free football camp Adalius Thomas is once again hosting The Adalius Thomas Football Camp scheduled for April 16 at M.M. Roberts Stadium at Southern Miss. This camp is free of charge and will be open to boys between the ages of 9-17.Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the stadium that Saturday morning and camp will end around 1:30 p.m. All campers are required to have a signed parental release form before participating in any camp activities. Parents can register their kids the morning of camp. All campers are asked to pre-register at For information, call 601-270-9786 or e-mail at

Kings Center basketball tourney The Kings Empowerment Center will host its seasonending, double-elimination tournament Friday through Saturday. The tournament will begin Friday at 6:30 p.m., and day two will begin Saturday morning at 10. The weekend concludes with an allstar game on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. General admission for the event is $1 per day.

Adult softball registration

River City Rescue golf tournament

Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s Recreation Department’s adult softball league will continue until April 11. There are men’s and women’s leagues, which includes all churches and competitive teams. Cost is $175 per team, plus $10 for each player from Warren County and $20 for each player from Sharkey, Issaquena and Claiborne counties. A mandatory coaches’ meeting will be held on April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parks and Rec offices on 100 Army-Navy Drive. All registered teams must have a representative at this meeting. For more information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-4514.

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

Soccer camp at Hinds CC Hinds Community College will host its annual youth soccer camp June 6-10 on the Raymond campus. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-14, and will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each morning. Instructors are Hinds men’s coach Doug Williams, women’s coach Marcille McLendon, and current and former Hinds players. The cost of the camp is $130 if registered before May 15, and $150 after that date. For information, call Williams at 601-857-3342, McLendon at 601-857-3331, or visit sports. and click on the soccer links.

Arrowhead golf tournament scheduled The Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour’s Links on the Bayou tournament is scheduled for April 16-17 in Alexandria, La. The two-day, 36-hole event is open to players ages 12-18. Registration deadline is Sunday at midnight. Call 318442-3700 to register, or visit

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

Vicksburg Eagles youth football The Vicksburg Eagles Youth football team is currently accepting applications for players/cheerleaders ages 6-12 and coaches for the 2011 season. A copy of their birth certificate is required. All practices are held at the Vicksburg Junior High stadium. For information, call Perri Johnson at 601-456-1104 or Betty James at 601-4157299.

Hinds CC Golf Fun Fest Hinds Community College will host its 24th annual Golf Fun Fest on April 21 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Raymond. The daylong event will include breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as morning

and afternoon golf sessions. The event will conclude with the new golf ball plunge, where participants can purchase golf balls that will then be dropped onto a target from a helicopter. The person with the closest ball to the hole will win $250. The registration fee for the morning session is $125 for individuals or $800 for corporate teams. For the afternoon session, it’s $175 for individuals or $1,000 for corporate teams. Sponsorships are also available for individual holes and the golf ball plunge. All proceeds go toward Hinds’ scholarship fund. For information, call Abby Brann at 601-857-3350, or e-mail her at abby.brann@

State Games registration open Registration is now open for the 20th annual State Games of Mississippi. The monthlong event begins June 1 with high school baseball tryout and concludes on June 26. Events in the “Mississippi Olympics” are available for both children and adults. Opening ceremonies will

take place June 17 in Meridian. For a complete schedule of events, or to register, visit

Youth soccer roundup Kiwanis 2, Bancorp South 2 - Taylor Chewning and Cassidy Lampkin scored one goal each for Kiwanis. Faith Beamish and Catherine Adcock scored one goal each for Bancorp South. Kiwanis 4, Mutual Credit Union 2 - Cassidy Lampkin scored two goals and Skylar Flaherty and Amanda Reeves added one apiece for Kiwanis. Alana Hear and Shelby Thompson scored one goal each for Mutual Credit Union. Mutual Credit Union 4, Optimist Club 1 - Lizzie Theriot and Shelby Thompson scored two goals each for Mutual Credit Union. Ashley Jarratt scored one goal for Optimist Club. Optimist Club 4, Bancorp South 4 - Ashley Jarratt scored three goals and Finley Jones added one for Optimist Club. Jamie Carter and Faith Beamish each scored two goals for Bancorp South.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Vicksburg Post


Braves get blanked by Milwaukee MILWAUKEE (AP) — Derek Lowe says he got outdueled by one of the game’s elite. Lowe struck out seven over six innings, but the only run he’s allowed this year cost the Atlanta Braves in a 1-0 loss to Yovani Gallardo and the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. “Sometimes, you just get outpitched,” Lowe said. “That’s going to happen. There’s really nothing you can do. He’s one of the elite pitchers in the league. He showed it.” Lowe (0-1) allowed Ryan Braun’s RBI single in the third. Gallardo singled off Lowe with one out in the inning and after a strikeout by Rickie Weeks, Nyjer Morgan and Braun followed with singles to put Milwaukee up 1-0. It was the first run Lowe allowed this season as his ERA rose to 0.77 in his first two starts. “It’s weird. You’re sitting here talking about a hit to the pitcher,” Lowe said. “It wasn’t very good. It was kind of a hanging breaking ball. That’s why I threw him so many because he’s a legit hitter.” Gallardo (1-0) threw a twohitter, walking two and striking out two for the third shutout of his career. Two of the runners were erased by double plays and no one on the Braves reached second. It was the best start by a Brewers starter since CC Sabathia threw a one-hitter in Pittsburgh on Aug. 31, 2008. Juan Nieves has the only nohitter in franchise history in 1987. Gallardo’s superb outing


Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward just misses the ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Nyjer Morgan as Atlanta’s Nate McLouth, behind, comes in on the play in the eighth inning Tuesday. gave new manager Ron Roenicke his first win. He’s the last of a dozen new major league skippers to pick up his first win this season. The 25-year-old Gallardo, who signed a long-term contract extension last season to be Milwaukee’s ace, had two shutouts last season. This one was important for a team that’s chocked full of

optimism, but has stumbled out of the gate after being swept by NL Central rival Cincinnati and losing the first game of this series. Milwaukee’s offense continues to sputter with just 13 runs in the first five games and ran itself into two outs at the plate in the eighth when Gallardo could’ve used an insurance run.

First, reliever Eric O’Flaherty forced Prince Fielder into a grounder, and second baseman Dan Uggla threw out Morgan by a step. Then, left fielder Martin Prado fired a strike to catcher Brian McCann to get Braun trying to score from second after Casey McGehee’s soft lineout to left off reliever Scott Linebrink. The crowd of 24,117 booed after Carlos Gomez popped out foul to end the inning. But they cheered again as soon as Gallardo began walking to the mound. He struck out Eric Hinske, forced pinch-hitter Freddie Freeman to ground out to Fielder at first and got Prado to hit a grounder to shortstop Craig Counsell to end it. Gallardo was sharp from the start, only giving up a one-out single to Nate McLouth in the first and walks in the fourth and fifth innings. He faced only one over the minimum thanks to two double plays by his defense. “They made some nice plays defensively,” Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “I thought there were a couple of balls that were going to get through the infield that he made plays on.” Uggla led off the eighth with a single, but with one out, he tried stealing second. Uggla would’ve been safe, but slid past the bag and was tagged out by a scrambling Weeks. That was Atlanta’s last chance. “All in all, it was a well played game. We just lost,” Lowe said. “Give the guy credit, and move on.”


Ole Miss roughed up by Memphis From staff reports Ole Miss’ night started off rough. As it went along, it didn’t get any better. Memphis scored six runs in the second inning, Eli Hynes clubbed a three-run homer in the fourth, and the Tigers cruised to a 9-2 rout of the Rebels on Tuesday. Hynes finished the game 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Chad Zurcher was 3-for-3 and scored twice, while Jacob Wilson and Phillip Chapman each drove in a pair of runs for Memphis (17-11). Austin Sullivan had an RBI single in the eighth inning to help Ole Miss avoid the shutout, but it was hardly enough to salvage a dismal evening. The Rebels (19-11) only had five hits and starting pitcher Matt Tracy lasted just 12⁄3 innings. “It was a tough night,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “Memphis played well and put together two big innings. We couldn’t stop them in those innings, but the way we were swinging the bat it wouldn’t have mattered. It was a tough night and a disappointing night.”

LSU 7, Tulane 5 JaCoby Jones singled in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning and Kevin Berry threw 22⁄3 innings of scoreless relief as LSU (21-8) rallied past Tulane (18-11). LSU wasted an early threerun lead, then scored twice in the eighth to overcome a 5-4 deficit. Tyler Hanover and Raph Rhymes each went 2-for-4 and scored two runs, while Austin Nola and Mason Katz had two RBIs apiece. Former Vicksburg High star Bowen Woodson went 1-for-4 with a run scored for Tulane, which lost its sixth straight game.

Continued from Page D1. game.” Adams and her teammates then staved off a final, frantic push by the Irish and their sensational young point guard, Skylar Diggins. Now the Aggies (33-5) are national champs, newcomers who bullied their way through the tournament to win it all. Like Notre Dame, they vanquished their conference rival on the way, beating Baylor in the Dallas regional final after losing to the Lady Bears three times during the season. Adams, who struggled badly against Baylor, was up to the task and then some against Notre Dame, scoring the second-most points ever in a championship game (Texas Tech’s Sheryl Swoopes had 47 against Ohio State in 1993). Both teams reached the championship by knocking off two No. 1 seeds. Notre Dame ended an 0-20 skid against Tennessee, then swept past Connecticut in the semifinals — the first time one team has taken down those two women’s basketball icons in the same tournament. After A&M dumped Baylor, the Aggies knocked out Stanford in a bruising national semifinal. It wound up being the first title game without a No. 1 seed since 1994 and only the second overall. It also was the first final without either Connecticut or Tennessee since Maryland beat Duke in overtime for the 2006 championship. And it turned out to be a good one. “I thought it was probably not so entertaining from my point of view,” McGraw said. “I think from the fan’s point of view, it was probably a pretty entertaining game.” After a back-and-forth first

half, and with the Aggies trailing 48-43 early in the second half, Adams simply took over — urged on by her coach to “quit shooting the jump shot.” The 6-foot-1 center scored 10 of the next 13 points for the Aggies to give them a 56-53 lead midway through the second half. Texas A&M then extended the advantage to 64-57 behind the two Sydneys: Carter and Colson. Notre Dame wouldn’t give up, battling back behind Diggins and Devereaux Peters. The Irish scored nine of the next 11 points to tie the game at 66 on Diggins’ jumper with 3:56 left. Blair went right to Adams on the next two possessions and she delivered, hitting back-to-back layups and wearing out the Irish by hitting her first eight shots of the half and finishing 9 of 11. Peters’ putback cut it to 70-68, but White hit her big 3 — her second game-saving shot of the tournament after her layup lifted the Aggies over Stanford on Sunday. Diggins had two free throws with 40.7 seconds left, and McGraw called her final timeout only to see her young star turn it over in front of the bench. White hit two free throws to seal the win. Diggins finished with 23 points and Peters added 21 and 11 rebounds for Notre Dame (31-8). Diggins, fighting back tears, said the Irish couldn’t handle A&M’s pressure. Indeed, the night belonged to the Aggies in a game played just a few hours’ drive from the Notre Dame campus in South Bend. The championship is the first in a major sport for Texas A&M since the football team won it all back in 1939.

Vikings Continued from Page D1. season and finished with five RBIs to pace PCA’s rout of Park Place in three innings. Montana McDaniel earned the win, improving to 4-1.

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LSU’s Alex Edward dives ahead of the throw to Tulane’s Quinn Pippin(44) from left field for a one run triple during a baseball game at Turchin Stadium at Tulane University Tuesday. half of a two-game, midweek series. The Shockers broke a 6-6 tie and took the lead for good on O’Brien’s two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning. They added another run on a bases-loaded walk and five more in the seventh to gain some breathing room. Kilby Perdomo hit a solo

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Though he retired from major league baseball 10 years ago, Ripken, 50, has no problem hitting balls 215 feet in the miniature replica of nearby Camden Yards, where he played for much of his 21-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. The on-field fundraiser for the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, which sponsors baseballthemed programs for disadvantaged youth, kicks off the Cal Ripken World Series, which Ripken hosts each August. Since retirement, the 2007 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, best known for playing a record 2,632 consecutive major league games, has been on a mission to “grow the game of baseball” by introducing a new generation of players to the all-American pastime. “We want to help influence kids in a way that we feel brings tribute to the game, and honor and integrity to the teaching practices,” says Ripken, the author of five books, including Play Baseball the Ripken Way.

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The Ripkens’ stewardship of the game commenced in the mid-1990s when Cal Sr. and his sons, Cal Jr. and Bill, began offering instructional camps for youngsters at baseball parks around the nation. Their efforts to grow the game got an unexpected boost on the night of Sept. 6, 1995, following Cal Jr.’s celebratory lap around Camden Yards after he surpassed Lou Gehrig’s venerable record of 2,130 consecutive games played. That’s when the

Major League Baseball Players Association handed him a $75,000 check to help launch what today is Ripken Baseball, a for-profit conglomerate that instructs coaches and players, designs and builds ballparks, and owns minor league teams. Last year, for example, 43,000 young players and coaches participated in Ripken Baseball camps, clinics and tournaments, mostly conducted at Ripken-owned facilities in Aberdeen and Myrtle Beach, S.C. The Aberdeen complex features seven youth-size ballparks whose designs pay tribute to classic major league diamonds, including Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago. “They’re customized for younger kids,” Ripken says, “so they can experience the thrill of hitting the ball over the fence.” In 1999, Babe Ruth League Inc., due in large part to Cal Sr.’s longstanding relationship with the organization, renamed its largest division—for youngsters ages 5 through 12—Cal Ripken Baseball, which today numbers more than 700,000 players worldwide. Each summer, 16 of the best Babe Ruth League teams in the world compete in the Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen. “We wanted to be in a position to say, ‘Whatever good things we can do, we want to encourage more kids to play the game and more kids to play the game longer,’” says Ripken, known as baseball’s Iron Man for consistently showing up for games and remaining in the lineup despite minor injuries.

In 2002, Ripken Baseball designed and built Ripken Stadium adjacent to the youth complex. The ballpark is home to the Ripken Baseball-owned Aberdeen IronBirds, a minor league team that has produced one of sports’ most incredible stories of fan loyalty. Since the Ironbirds franchise started a decade ago, the team has sold out every home game without benefit of a single winning season. “It’s something we still marvel at,” says Jeff Eiseman, 40, Ripken Baseball’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re creating a little Wrigleyville kind of excitement.” Ripken Baseball since has purchased two other minor league clubs—the Augusta (Ga.) GreenJackets, in 2005, and the Charlotte Stone Crabs of Port Charlotte, Fla., in 2009. Yet another arm of the company, Ripken Management & Design, established in 2003, designs and builds sports complexes, like the one in Aberdeen, in cities across the nation. Ripken Baseball also has gone global with its mission and message. In 2007, Ripken was named a special public diplomacy envoy to the U.S. State Department, and in the last four years he has traveled to China and Nicaragua to promote the game.

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(Continued from page 5) one place they all called home. “Mom used to say, ‘Home is where the family is.’ So you could make home anywhere.” Cal concedes he’s like his dad in many respects: “He was a doer, a worker,” says Ripken about the man who became the first and only manager in major league history to start two sons in the same game, when Cal and Bill played the infield for the Orioles in 1987. “Dad was open-minded about everything. He was really inquisitive; he was analytical and considered all things.” Those same traits are evident today in Cal Ripken Jr., the legendary ballplayer turned entrepreneur and guardian of the game; a man whose vision and sense of fair play register with the 100 people who work for him full time. “He’s truly an optimist,” Eiseman says of his boss. “He sees the world as anything is possible. And because of that, I think it allows us all to dream a little bit. And we can make those dreams realities.” For Cal Jr., aspirations must be grounded in integrity and sportsmanship. When he was a teenager, two Baltimore-area youth baseball coaches recognized his potential. He agreed to play for both teams, but favored one because it attracted more big-league scouts. Asked by his dad which team he had agreed to play for first, young Cal replied that the team he least wanted to play for was the one he’d initially said yes to. Cal Sr. looked his son in the eyes, saying simply, “Then you will.” “It was about your word,” says Ripken, citing the lesson he learned from his father many years ago, “so you lived to your word.” That’s the Ripken way. ★

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THWACK! THWACK! THWACK! The sounds of stone striking wood echo through the still, steamy air in Hana, Hawaii (pop. 709), drawing a crowd of curious onlookers as Nameaea Hoshino, 26, demonstrates an ancient Polynesian tradition: the pounding of taro root. Using a stone tool with a rounded striking surface, Hoshino bashes, stretches and kneads the root, pausing occasionally to douse the potatolike tuber with water to keep it from sticking to the stone. After 10 minutes of dedicated pounding, the root is pulverized into a part-gelatinous, partdoughy paste known as poi, once a staple of the Hawaiian diet. “There’s something different about the texture and taste of taro pounded by traditional methods rather than made commercially,” says Kaleikoa Kaeo, 45, supervising the demonstrations by Hoshino and two other poi-pounders. Indeed, the rhythmic pounding of multiple demonstrators sounds like a tribal drum corps. Thousands of people come to observe poi production, a highlight of the East Maui Taro Festival each spring in Hana. “Taro represents the Hawaiian people,” says Maria Kaimi Orr, who founded the festival in 1993. “It’s more than a staple of our diet; it’s a symbol of our culture.” PAGE 8 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M

Nameaea Hoshino uses a stone tool to pound the root of a taro plant, grown on the Hawaiian island of Maui.

The taro plant, also known as kalo in Hawaii, plays a central role in Hawaiian mythology. “Taro is the older sibling of man,” explains Kaeo, an instructor of Hawaiian studies at the University of Hawaii at Maui. “There’s a strong familial relationship between the plant and the people, which reinforces our environmental awareness.” The broadleaf plant grows throughout the tropics and flourishes in Hawaii, particularly in eastern Maui where Hana is located, because of its consistent rainfall, verdant valleys and countless streams spilling down Haleakala, a 10,000-foot-high dormant volcano. The two-day festival takes place at a community park and celebrates both taro and Hawaiian culture. For Kaeo, the event is an opportunity to expose younger Hawaiians to their heritage. “The festival helps bridge the cultural gap between the older generations and the younger ones,” he says. Hoshino learned to pound poi six years ago and now proudly demonstrates the ancient technique for locals and tourists alike. “For me, pounding taro into poi gives me a connection to my (Continued on page 10)

(Continued from page 8) past,” says Hoshino, whose ancestors grew the plant on the western side of Maui. John Lind grew up in Hana and understands that connection intimately. “When I was a small boy, everything was about pounding poi,” says Lind, 62. “There’s a spiritual healing to pounding poi. Getting to know taro is getting to know who we are.” For centuries, poi served as the main starch in the native Hawaiian’s diet. Today, though commercial varieties can be purchased, poi’s prominence has diminished with the influx of other culinary choices. Yet poi remains an essential component of traditional religious and cultural ceremonies, where it is served in a communal bowl and eaten by hand. Hawaii’s taro production has been steady in recent years—about 350 acres—yet is only a third the size of the 1,020-acre crop in 1948, and a fraction of what historians estimate was grown on the islands when Capt. James Cook landed in 1778. Lind hopes to change that trend. In 1995, with his wife, Tweetie, and other local residents, he established the nonprofit Kapahu Living Farm, a fiveacre property where taro is cultivated using traditional methods on the lush slopes of Haleakala, 10 miles from Hana. The farm serves as an educational center and offers field trips for festivalgoers to hike through terraced taro patches, learn about historical irrigation methods, and get their hands dirty by helping with planting or harvesting. In addition to the poi pounding, the festival features authentic Hawaiian music, colorfully adorned dancers, a taro pancake breakfast and a Konane tournament, which is a traditional Hawaiian board game played like Chinese checkers. “It’s an easy game to learn but a difficult one to master,” Kaeo says. Taro pounding resonates the deepest, however. “At the festival, people can really take the time to sit and watch the demonstration,” Kaeo says. “For some Hawaiians, it’s the first time they’ve seen taro, the cornerstone of our culture, pounded traditionally.” ★

The 19th annual East Maui Taro Festival is scheduled April 30-May 1. PAGE 10 • A M E R I C A N P R O F I L E .CO M



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