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Downtown Partners strikes up work on details By Steve Sanoski

month by Mayor Paul Winfield, who is charging the appointed members with exploring ways to balance residential, retail and entertainment redevelopment along Washington Street and the greater downtown area. The group’s 15 members are a mix of shop owners, residents and restaurateurs, among others. Blake Teller, an attorney, was selected as chairman. Larry Gawronski, director of VenuWorks, was elected vicechairman; Karen Davis, the owner of a downtown beauty salon, secretary; and David Day, restaurant owner and radio host, spokesman. The group is meeting

Downtown Partners began to add some structure Tuesday evening, as members elected officers and began to discuss their short-term ideas during the group’s second meeting. “Y’all are in a much better place than you think you are,” said moderator Ben Allen, a Vicksburg native and president of Downtown Jackson Partners. “You’ve got the hard part done already — you have people who care here.” The organization was formed last

monthly, and their 90-minute meeting Tuesday advanced preliminary discussions that emerged during a four-hour meeting in March. Winfield told the members he assembled them to “put the future of downtown in the hands of the citizens there.” “We have a comfortable situation, but if we don’t start looking at what’s ahead of us, I think we’ll be selling ourselves short,” the mayor said. The members on Tuesday learned more from Allen, former member of See Downtown, Page A7.

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Moderator Ben Allen addresses members of Downtown Partners.

Davenport headed back to courtroom


By Pamela Hitchins

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Four-year-old Drake McClure plays in the fountains at Splash Park at Catfish Row Tuesday afternoon, one of the first days the City Front play area has been open since the

fall when a rubber surface was installed and a few trees were removed from the surrounding areas. Drake is the son of Dustin and Melissa McClure.

A third criminal trial in Warren County will be scheduled, probably in 2011, for Dane Davenport, Attorney General Jim Hood has decided. The 47-year-old state trooper will face four counts of fondling a child younger than 14 on which jurors here could not agree when his second trial ended March 5. The same jury acquitted him of five counts of child sexual battery and molestation in the same indictment. Davenport’s first Warren County trial, in September 2008, resulted in a “hopelessly deadlocked” jury. Davenport also was tried on a related molestation charge in Oktibbeha County. He was acquitted there in a five-day trial in February 2009 after an initial mistrial in October 2009.

“I am very surprised,” said Nancy Whitten, a juror for Davenport’s most recent trial, when contacted Dane about Hood’s Davenport decision. “No. 1, I wouldn’t put the boys through it again, and No. 2, if this has gone before two juries and come back hung juries both times — I just felt like the state did not do a sufficient job.” Whitten said last month’s panel was split on the four counts, five jurors voting guilty and seven not guilty. “I never voted him innocent,” she said. “I voted not guilty for lack of evidence to show him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.” A spokesman in Hood’s See Davenport, Page A7.

Local river-turbine firm seeks part of N.O. deal

County subdivision rules might be strengthened

By Danny Barrett Jr.

By Danny Barrett Jr.

A company seeking to place power-generating turbines near Vicksburg and several other sites in the Mississippi River is among five interested in testing at a planned facility in New Orleans. Free Flow Power Corp. wants to use a 22,000-squarefoot plant funded by a $3

million federal stimulus to develop some of the turbines it wants to place in the river between St. Louis and Plaquemines Parish in south Louisiana. The River Sphere facility would be developed in an existing building at the Port of New Orleans and would include laboratories, a barge where turbines can be river-

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A Free Flow Power worker is dwarfed by the company’s proprietary SmarTurbine Generator.

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Warren County might beef up its subdivision development ordinance to ban lot sales until the first phase of road and drainage planning and construction is complete. A hearing would be required before any change in the ordinance, which supervisors have tried to enforce with varying degrees






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Theft reported in city; shots fired in county Reports Tuesday of a theft and later shots fired led city and county authorities on a search that yielded no arrests and no real evidence. A man sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store on the north end of Fisher Ferry Road told police a man on foot entered his car, took $160 and jumped in a small white truck and fled south on Halls Ferry Road, said Sgt. Sandra Williams of the Vicksburg Police Department. The victim, in a white Chevrolet Tahoe, chased the truck and, along the way, as he passed someone he knew, the robber summoned the driver of another vehicle to intervene. All three cars proceeded south to the parking lot of Autumn Oaks apartments on Halls Ferry, which is out of the city in the county, and the victim said shots were fired from the third vehicle, a blue Cadillac. After all the vehicles had left the complex, deputies searched the area, but found no shell casings. Today, police classified the theft as petty larceny, and no arrests had been made.

Fire damages cafe on Tiffintown Road Smoke and flames damaged the kitchen and a rear porch at Bovina Cafe on Tuesday. The business at 193 Tiffintown Road was not open when firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 3:29 p.m., Culkin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jerry Briggs said, adding the damage indicated an electrical fire. Briggs said no one was inside and the official cause remains under investigation. Crews from Culkin and the Bovina Volunteer Fire Department had the fire largely under control by 4:15 p.m. No injuries were reported.

Two treated, released after 2nd I-20 wreck Two women injured in a second wreck after Tuesday morning’s fiery Interstate 20 crash were treated and released later in the day, a spokesman for River Region Medical Center said. The second wreck occurred as workers were cleaning up the site of a car and

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Warren County deputies search for evidence in the parking lot of the Autumn Oak Apartments on Halls Ferry Road .

crime, fire & accident

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18-wheeler wreck just west of the Flowers exit, which was reported at about 3 a.m. Treated and released were Nina Wright, 30, 1065 Cemetery Road of Edwards, and Nicole Vanderford, 26, 204 C St. of Brandon. They had been taken to the hospital after their cars collided in the westbound lanes at about 8:30. No injuries were reported in the first wreck.

Computer, game missing on Martha Electronics were reported missing in a residential burglary in Vicksburg, police Sgt. Sandra Williams said. At 11:07 a.m., a Dell laptop computer valued at $3,000 and a PlayStation 3 valued at $300 were reported stolen from the 1700 block of Martha Street.

Interviews set today in Claiborne shootings Claiborne County officials expected to interview today two neighbors injured in the exchange of gunfire late Saturday night. Sheriff Frank Davis said

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Bovina Volunteer firefighter Robyn Jeffers and firefighters from Culkin’s volunteer this morning he does not know what charges will be filed against Benjamin Hogan, 45, 2162 Fisher Ferry Road, who was treated and released from the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Medi-

department work at the scene of a small blaze at Bovina Cafe.

cal Center, or Joseph Carmoney, 18, 2176 Fisher Ferry Road, who was treated and released from River Region Medical Center. Hogan was wounded in the left shoulder and arm, and Carmoney was hit in both

clubs American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — Legionnaires meeting, 8 tonight; 1618 Main St.; refreshments will be served. Port City Kiwanis — 7 a.m. Thursday; Mike Madell, superintendent of Vicksburg National Military Park, speaker; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Toastmasters Club No. 2052 — Noon Thursday; IT Lab, Porters Chapel Road; Jeff Hensley, 601-634-4596. Elks Lodge No. 95 — 7 p.m. Thursday, regular business meeting; 1366 U.S. 61 South. MVSU Vicksburg/Warren Alumni — 6 p.m. Thursday, regular meeting; Jackson Street Community Center, 923 Walnut St. Vicksburg Homecoming Benevolent — 7 p.m. Thursday; president’s home, 1715 Main St.; members bring a dish. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 7 p.m. Friday; Walter Sheriff, president; Jackson Street Community Center. Letitia Street Reunion — Fundraiser, 10 a.m. Saturday

at County Market; hot dogs and nachos for sale, $1 to $2; reunion planning meeting, 3 p.m. Sunday at 245 Valley View Lane; 601-218-3869. MXO Girls Club — 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Greater Grove Street Church. SWAC All-American Basketball Shootout and Step Show — Noon Saturday; sponsored by Vicksburg Warren County Alumni Association; ASU, JSU, MVSU and Tougaloo College alumni teams; VHS Gym.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Senior Center — Thursday: 10 a.m., chair exercises and watercolor class with Karen Sanders; 11, open use of computers; 1 p.m., canasta; 5:45, bridge class; 6, chess; 6:30, chess blitz tournament; 7, duplicate bridge. Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library — Friday: 9-11 a.m., Customer Appreciation Day; coffee and cookies. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Floral Management — Noon Thursday; Lynette McDougald, MSU instructor; no charge; WC Extension Service, 1100 C Grove St.; 601-6365442.

Levi’s — A Gathering Place; business meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Mount Alban Road; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Backwater; donations accepted. Celebrate Recovery — Support group, 6 p.m. Fridays; 1315 Adams St.; 601-6305070. Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. Friday; music by Wild Bunch; donations accepted; 601-638-3193. Spring Migration Field Trip — 7:30 a.m. Saturday; bring snack, lunch, drinks and binoculars; waterproof shoes; no charge; meet at Bovina Texaco; 601-945-7444 or www. Mississippi Senior Olympics — May 1-15; team and individual sports and events; men and women 50 and older; 601-924-6082 or 877-3340880 or visit 2-Day Glass Painting and Firing Workshop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 4 and 11; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, instructor; 601631-2997 registration price and info; SCHC. MS Conference of the United Methodist Churches Bike Ride — May 8; Prentiss on Longleaf Trace; $12, beginners to most experienced; registration information,; 601-738-0813 or 662-4044671.

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legs. Both men had 20-gauge shotguns, officials said.

Homecoming Benevolent Scholarships — Applications available in high school counselors’ offices for students in the Vicksburg Warren School District; deadline is Thursday; Willie L. Glasper, 601-6340163.

churches St. Paul M.B. — Revival, 7:15 tonight; the Revs. Michael Womack and John Roby, speakers; 5608 Smith Station Road, Edwards. First Baptist Blood Drive — 4-8 tonight; 1607 Cherry St. Crawford Street U.M.C. — Moms Next Ministry, 5:45 tonight; Sandra J. Huffman, “Banishing the Bully”; for mothers of school-age children. First Baptist — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; the Revs. Issac Henderson, Leonard Walker and Stanford Cruel; Port Gibson. King of Kings Christian Center — “Silly Women” play by Break the Curse Ministries, 5 p.m. Saturday; free admission; Willie P. Taylor, pastor; 601-638-2513 or 601-2185529; 4209 Mount Alban Road.

BENEFITS Y’s Men’s Pancake Sale — 6:30-9 a.m. Friday; 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday; $6; take out available; call ahead, 601-6381071; 267 YMCA Place.

Four convictions of driving under the influence, first offense, were recorded in Warren County in the week ending Tuesday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • James Clinton Edwards, 30, 290 Rifle Range Road, was fined $674 from a charge dated Feb. 13. • James Clinton Edwards, 30, 290 Rifle Range Road, was fined $674 from a charge dated March 12. • Steven Terell Hawthorne, 27, 112 Butler St., Brandon, was fined $674. • Dana Ogle Jones, 41, 5580 N. Washington St., was fined $674. No convictions were recorded in Warren County Justice Court.

First Birthday Olivia Rose Alberts

celebrates her first birthday today. Olivia is the daughter of Josh & Tecia Alberts of Vicksburg. Maternal grandparents are David & Yvonne Birdsong of Vicksburg and Robert Paeth of Irving, TX. Paternal grandparents are Steve & Sheila Mantz of Vicksburg & the late Craig Alberts.

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Judge orders schools to end racial imbalance JACKSON (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a small south Mississippi school district to stop allowing hundreds of white students to transfer out of majority black schools, calling the practice a violation of a desegregation order and federal law. U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee sided with the Justice Department in its complaint against the Walthall County School District. The district’s schools in Tylertown are about 75 percent black with 730 students. The Salem Attendance Center is 65 percent white with about 650 students in grades K-12. Salem and the Tylertown schools are about 10 miles apart. The Justice Department contended the school district had, for years, allowed hundreds of white students to transfer from Tylertown to Salem. Thomas E. Perez, assistant

U.S. District Judge Tom S. Lee sided with the Justice Department in its complaint against the Walthall County School District. U.S. attorney general for civil rights, said Tuesday that the actions by the school district led local residents to regard certain schools as “white schools” or “black schools.” He said officials in certain district schools grouped white students together in particular classrooms, resulting in large numbers of all-black classes at every grade level in those schools. Walthall County School District Superintendent Danny McCallum was not immediately available for comment. A secretary in his office said McCallum had not seen a copy of the judge’s order. McCallum has said that because of the way the school district lines are drawn, some students who are assigned to

Tylertown actually live closer to Salem. He has said that was the reason for the transfers. Clennel Brown, president of the Walthall County NAACP, said the tranfers had been a longstanding problem and he was pleased with the judge’s ruling. He said the transfers had sent the wrong message to the community — one of injustice. “If our school board members had done what they were supposed to have done, then this issue would have been resolved before it got to the court system,” Brown said. “It shouldn’t take a judge to tell them they are doing wrong when they’re reading what the law says.” Perez said Lee’s order requires the school district

to change its transfer policy to only allow transfers to a school outside a student’s residential zone only if students can justify it as a well-documented medical emergency or if students have a parent working full-time at a school outside their zone. Exceptions also would be made for students transferring to a school where they would be a racial minority. For example, a white student attending a majority white school would be allowed to transfer to a school where the majority of students are black. Lee also ordered the district to adopt policies that would ensure students are not assigned to segregated classrooms and have the policies in place for the 2010 fall term. He said the new policy would not apply to students who have already transferred to Salem Attendance Center and will graduate in 2011.

Girl missing 4 days found safe in Florida swamp TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The little girl’s voice on the 911 call was faint yet cheerful, letting central Florida police know that after four days of searching and lots of prayer, they had found missing 11-year-old Nadia Bloom. “Hi. This is Nadia and I’m the girl that got lost,” she said Tuesday from deep inside an alligator-infested swamp in Winter Springs . The fifth-grader, who has Asperger’s syndrome, a type of autism-related disorder, was found by a man who attends the same church as her family, police said. James King said she was in a dry patch in the middle of the swamp. “Hey, I’ve got her,” King said in the 911 call. “I’ve got Nadia.” King said that the girl had bug bites yet “no major injuries, just exposure.” King added: “The Lord told me where to find her.” The dispatcher asked to speak with Nadia, and that’s when she said hello. “She was very calm, she was very matter of fact. There was no panic,” King said on ABC’s

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Nadia Bloom, 11, is carried in a black sling by rescuers after she was found in a swampy wooded area Tuesday near Winter Springs, Fla. “Good Morning America” today. The girl, who had last been seen Friday, was taken to a hospital in nearby Longwood, where she was evaluated and treated for dehydration and insect bites, said Winter Springs Police Chief Kevin Brunelle. “If I never believed in miracles, I sure do now,” Brunelle said. The medical director at South Seminole Hospital, Dr. Rakish Parekh, told reporters that

Nadia was smiling and had some bruises and bites. She was getting intravenous fluids for dehydration. “She is doing remarkably well,” he said. Later, Geo Morales, a spokesman for hospital, said that Nadia’s family requested privacy and said he could not release any information about her, including whether she was still being treated. Brunelle said Tuesday night that he wasn’t sure if Nadia had yet gone home.

“Children can be very resilient,” Brunelle said. “Especially Nadia. She’s a driven young lady, and she surprised a lot of people today.” The discovery was welcome — and rare — in a state that has been plagued with missing children. Brunelle said Nadia told rescuers two things: “I’m glad you guys found me” and “I can’t believe you guys rescued me.” Her sister has said Nadia may have gone into the dense woods hoping to make a nature video. As they waited for rescuers to arrive, King gave her a nutritional shake, an apple and some water. During the 911 call, King asked Nadia if he could take her photo, “so you can show how God protected you.” “Sure!” Nadia replied. King then unfurled toilet paper around a tree in an attempt to draw attention to where they were. Using cell phone signals and GPS coordinates, authorities found them in the swamp. “Mr. King is a hero right now,” said Brunelle. “He led us to her.”

National campaign warns teens of oil field dangers By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

After mining data, the CSB discovered at least 36 teenagers and six young adults had died in similar explosions over the past three decades. Daniel Horowitz, the board’s public affairs director, said the video will be distributed to schools across the country and over the Internet, and his agency will encourage states to pass legislation requiring safety features at oil field sites. “There needs to be fences, locks, gates, very specific warning signs to tell teenagers this is not a place to hang out,” said Horowitz. CSB is an independent agency that investigates chemical accidents.

The CSB found 2007 was a particularly dangerous year: Two teenagers in Steamboat Springs, Colo., were killed when the oil storage tank they were jumping on exploded. Three teenagers died in Mercedes, Texas, when a liquid storage tank exploded. “We did not find any victims who were killed who were over the age of 25. This is a problem that affects people during their teenage years, people who are looking for a place to socialize and hang out,” Horowitz said. Horowitz said there currently is a patchwork of rules across the country. For instance, California requires barbed-wire fencing around oil-producing facilities, while Ohio requires

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By The Associated Press BATON ROUGE — It’s sold as herbal incense, it’s smoked like marijuana and it has caught the ire of state lawmakers. The Louisiana House on Tuesday backed a ban of the product that goes by names like “K2,” “Voodoo,” “FIYA” and “Spice.” The mixture of herbs and spices is sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and it’s commonly sold in head shops and convenience stores. Police officers say people roll it up in joints or inhale it from pipes, just like marijuana — and get similar effects. Approved 102-0, a measure by Rep. Ricky Templet, R-Terrytown, would prohibit the manufacturing, sale or possession of the combination of herbs, spices and synthetic ingredients. Supporters argued if the product creates the same high as marijuana, it should be illegal like marijuana. “They need to sell other incense and candles that don’t intoxicate people,” said Rep. Mack “Bodi” White, R-Central. Packages bear the warning: “not for human consumption.” But Templet said teenagers know it’s a sort of “synthetic marijuana” and are getting high from it. “This product is out there, folks, and it’s affecting our kids,” Templet said, holding packets of the substance that he bought from convenience stores around south Louisiana. He added, “They’re selling it as an incense. They’re

louisiana legislature selling it as a potpourri, and it’s affecting our local communities.” Templet and other backers of a ban of the mixture of herbs and synthetic ingredients offered only anecdotal complaints from police and parents, but no studies of the effects of the product. Other states are considering bans. A bill similar to Templet’s also is advancing in the state Senate, gaining approval Tuesday from a Senate judiciary committee.

Senator drops ‘firearms freedom’ bill A challenge to federal gun regulations in Louisiana was scrapped Tuesday by a state senator before any debate. Sen. Robert Adley, R-Benton, told a Senate judiciary committee that he’s dropping the proposed Louisiana Firearms Freedom Act, which sought to exempt weapons made and owned in-state from federal restrictions, because of budgetary concerns. At least a half-dozen states have passed similar “firearms freedom” laws, arguing guns made in a state that remain in that state aren’t subject to interstate commerce laws and can’t be regulated by Congress. Other states are considering the idea. Montana’s law is the subject of a federal court lawsuit. Adley said he filed the legislation to support other states that have already passed the law.

La. corrections officer arrested for dealing drugs VIDALIA, La. (AP) — A Concordia Parish correctional officer has been arrested and booked with arranging drug deals while at work, deputies said. Ronnie Cox, 57, was booked Monday on two counts malfeasance and two counts manufacturing and distribution of schedule IV drugs. Sheriff Randy Maxwell said in a statement that Cox was

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JACKSON — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board on Tuesday launched a national initiative to raise awareness about deadly explosions involving teens, hoping to discourage youth from hanging out at oil field sites. During a news conference in Hattiesburg, board officials unveiled a new video detailing the deaths of Devon Byrd, 16, and Wade White, 18, who were killed after an oil storage tank exploded in October 2009 near White’s home in Carnes, Miss. The initiative also includes a push for stronger laws and regulations to secure oil field sites, and a request for the industry to police itself when it comes to safety measures. The campaign comes after a yearlong investigation of the deadly blast in Carnes.

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JACK VIX SAYS: This year’s Iris crop in city gardens is spectacular.

OLD POSt FILeS 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Thomas Mount, now of Greenville, is here visiting. • Herman Denio makes a trip to Greenville.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 Dr. R. O’Leary is reported very ill. • Dr. Victor C. Smith locates in Henderson, La.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 W.E. Mollison returns from Texas. • “A Maid of the Mountain” is showing at the Lyric Theatre.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 The Mississippi River gauge here registers 50.4 feet. • J.J. Lum is planning to have a five-story apartment house built.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Tip Parker, an outfielder, joins the Billies. • Helen Salters and Helen Rea are home for the holidays.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 “The Fire Prince,” two-act musical comedy, is presented by St. Francis Xavier Academy seniors. • Mr. and Mrs. C.O. Overstreet leave for Laurel to make their home.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 The Vicksburg Billies and the Jackson Senators open the 1950 Southeastern League baseball season here with a game at City Park. • Jimmy Horn, membership chairman of the Loyal Order of the Moose, calls for full attendance at a meeting here.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Easter sunrise services are held at Fort Nogales. • George Evans and John Hennessey are home for the holidays from Notre Dame University. • Gregory Peck stars in “On the Beach” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre. • Mrs. Sarah Gaines dies.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Funeral services are held for Mrs. E.P. Fortson. • Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Baker announce the birth of a son, Bradley, on March 18. • Carroll Baker stars in “Baby Doll” at Showtown USA.



30 YEARS AGO: 1980

President changes nuclear posture very little President Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of his predecessors, often talks the talk without walking the walk. Take for example the Nuclear Posture Review, the occasional statement of official U.S. doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons updated last week. It is virtually the same as the Bush doctrine, announced in 2001. There is a difference in tone, and a few modest steps in the direction of more-limited authorization to use nuclear arms. But even those changes have conditions and exceptions. The posture review says that the United States will use nuclear weapons only against states that either have nuclear weapons or states that are not in the Non Proliferation Treaty, or that are signatories but are defying their obligations. Those parameters could apply to North Korea and Iran and, possibly, Pakistan, Israel and Syria. Almost any kind of attack from these countries

could bring a nuclear response, so the notion that the United States would endure a biological or chemical attack from these countries without even thinking about nuclear retaliation seems inaccurate. In addition, the review says the United States will not develop new nuclear weapons but will put more resources into nuclear weapons labs like Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore, presumably to make sure these older weapons are kept up to snuff. The Bush administration held out the possibility of commissioning new weapons, but, in fact, did not. This Posture Review also tries to integrate itself into Obama’s stated goal of eventually ridding the world of nuclear weapons in decades to come. Presidents across the spectrum have expressed this aspiration, including Ronald Reagan. But things may be more complicated now,

with “rogue” states like North Korea and Iran acquiring or desiring nukes, and Pakistan having an arsenal. The Posture Review is not directly connected to the Strategic Arm Reduction Treaty with the Russians, but it is mentioned, which underlines that the eventual goal is mutual reduction of warheads. Even this reduction of reliance on nuclear weapons is balanced by provisions calling for closer conventional military cooperation with various allies, which happens to be significantly more expansive. As Ted Carpenter, the libertarian Cato Institute’s vice president for foreign policy and defense studies, said, changes in the Obama Nuclear Posture Review are “about 95 percent rhetorical.” That seems about right. As with many other topics, the spin has changed, but little of substance.

Karen Ragsdale wins first place in the history research contest of the Mississippi Junior Historical Society for her paper, “Kangaroo Justice,” an account of the hanging of gamblers in Vicksburg in 1835. • Roxann Harvey and Aaron Kenneth Halford Jr. announce their engagement. • Mr. and Mrs. Harry Scott celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Andrea McMillin is featured shining softball trophies to be awarded to Riverfest winners. • Professional storyteller, author and columnist Robert Hitt Neill is the kickoff speaker during National Library Week at Vicksburg High School. • Vicksburg Cannon soccer members Justus Griffin and Trey Thorne are featured, planning a trip to the Soviet Union and Finland.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Culkin School alumni plan a 2000 reunion for all graduates. • Jill Oldenburg’s kindergartners at Redwood Elementary use coffee cans to make ice cream. • Annie Elizabeth Hudson of the Grange Hall community dies.

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World won’t disarm unless the U.S. joins in WASHINGTON — One of my favorite novels of the last decade is Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road,” which chronicles the journey of a father and his young son as they struggle to survive in a bleak, post-apocalyptic landscape. Though McCarthy cleverly avoids naming the cataclysm, it was natural for me to suspect nuclear war. Natural, because my generation was born during the age of the atom and shadowed by the threat of nuclear annihilation. In my youth, Hollywood reveled in odd radiation disasters (“Them!” remains a personal favorite), the landscape was dotted with civil defense shelters, and my mother stocked canned goods in the crawl space under the house during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (No kidding. My father poked fun, but she would not be deterred.) That era has ended, but the threat of nuclear annihilation is still very much with us. I don’t agonize, as my parents did, over the prospect of



I’m not teaching my toddler to duck under a desk. But I do worry that she is growing up in a world still haunted by nuclear weapons.

wholesale nuclear war with another superpower. I’m not teaching my toddler to duck under a desk. But I do worry that she is growing up in a world still haunted by nuclear weapons. That’s why I’ve been heartened by President Obama’s compelling promise to “seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.” And last week, the president made a small down payment on that pledge. He and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a new treaty

in which both countries — which together control 90 percent of the world’s nuclear weapons — promised marginal cuts in their nuclear arsenals (assuming the treaty is ratified by legislators here and in Russia). Let’s be clear about this: Both countries will maintain nuclear arsenals powerful enough to destroy the planet several times over. This hardly amounts to disarmament — by either side. The treaty doesn’t even reduce each nation’s arsenal by half. But alongside Obama’s revised

policy on the use of nuclear weapons, New START, as the treaty is called, does provide prominent leadership from the world’s remaining superpower. The United States can never hope to persuade other countries to forgo development of nuclear weapons if we remain committed to a bristling arsenal, refreshed every 20 years or so by new technology. Obama’s interest in reducing the world’s nuclear capacity also helps to reinvigorate an effort that hasn’t gotten the attention it deserves: keeping nukes out of the hands of terrorists. A suitcase-size nuke could wreak widespread and lasting havoc, and the United States needs cooperation from other countries, including Russia, to secure them. Despite the modest changes Obama has made in U.S. nuclear policy, he’s already facing a barrage of criticism from conservatives, who, predictably, argue the president’s proposals will embolden our enemies and make us weaker. In fact, Obama’s policy revi-

sions and treaty proposals are less dramatic than I would have liked, since they take only small steps away from our Cold War posture. But at least they’re steps in the right direction. I’ve long since given up my dream of living long enough to see nuclear weapons abandoned, but I still have hope for the world in which my daughter grows old. As the president said in a speech in Prague last April, a year before the historic treaty: “I’m not naive. This goal will not be reached quickly — perhaps not in my lifetime. It will take patience and persistence. But now, we, too, must ignore the voices who tell us that the world cannot change. We have to insist, yes, we can.” Here’s hoping he’s right. •

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke goes to Capitol Hill today with a bittersweet message: The economic recovery is taking hold but won’t be strong enough to quickly drive down unemployment. Bernanke’s out-of-the box thinking during the 2008 financial crisis helped prevent the Great Recession from turning into the second Great Depression. Now, however, the Fed chief faces the delicate task of making sure the recovery lasts well after massive government stimulus fades later this year. To foster the recovery, Bernanke and other Fed officials have repeatedly pledged to hold interest rates at record lows for an “extended period.” The hope is that low rates

will entice people and businesses to spend more, generating enough economic activity to help keep the recovery Ben going. Bernanke But Bernanke is likely to warn again that the pace of the recovery will be sluggish because Americans still face formidable headwinds: high unemployment, stagnant wages, weak home values, rising foreclosures and hard-to-get credit. The Fed chief will offer his latest assessment on the economy when he appears before Congress’ Joint Economic Committee. He’ll be

under more pressure than usual. It’s an election year for lawmakers, whose constituents — including individuals and small businesses — are anxious about their financial prospects. The economy started growing again in the third quarter of last year, after a record four straight losing quarters. And, more recently, the economy started to finally create jobs — 162,000 of them in March, the most in three years. Nonetheless, the unemployment rate has been stuck at 9.7 percent for three straight months — close to its highest levels since the early 1980s. Many private economists say it will take at least until the middle of this decade for the jobless rate to drop to a more normal 5.5 percent to 6 per-

cent. Recoveries after financial crises tend to be more subdued as some credit problems linger. With the worst over, though, the Fed has dismantled most of its special lending programs set up during the crisis. And, the Fed ended last month a $1.25 trillion mortgage-buying program that lowered mortgage rates and bolstered home sales. At some point when the recovery is firmly entrenched, the Fed will need to start boosting rates to prevent any inflation problems. The soonest the Federal Reserve will begin raising short-term interest rates is the fourth quarter, according to 34 of the 44 economists polled in a new AP Economy Survey that debuted on Monday.

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Toyota halts sale of Lexus GX WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. has suspended sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 after Consumer Reports warned car shoppers not to buy the sport utility vehicle because handling problems


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BEIJING (AP) — A series of strong earthquakes struck a mountainous Tibetan area of western China today, killing at least 400 people and injuring more than 10,000 as houses made of mud and wood collapsed, officials said. Many more people were trapped, and the toll was expected to rise. The largest quake was recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey as magnitude 6.9. In the aftermath, panicked people, many bleeding from their wounds, flooded the streets of a Qinghai province township where most of the homes had been flattened. Students were reportedly buried inside several damaged schools. Paramilitary police used shovels to dig through the rubble in the town, footage on state television showed. Officials said excavators were not available. Crews worked to repair the damaged road to the nearest airport and clear the way for equipment and rescue teams. Hospi-

tals were overwhelmed, many lacking even the most basic supplies, and doctors were in short supply. By nightfall, the airport was operating with emergency power and receiving relief flights carrying medical workers and supplies, state media reported. Downed phone lines, strong winds and frequent aftershocks hindered rescue efforts, said Wu Yong, commander of the local army garrison, who said the death toll “may rise further as lots of houses collapsed.” With many people forced outside, the provincial government said it was rushing 5,000 tents and 100,000 coats and blankets to the mountainous region, with an altitude of around 13,000 feet where night time temperatures plunge below freezing. Workers were racing to release water from a reservoir in the disaster area where a crack had formed after the quake to prevent a flood, according to the China Earthquake Administration.

office said prosecutors had discussed the case with the family of Davenport’s accusers, two brothers, in deciding whether to go forward with a third trial. Hood would not comment on how common it is to try a defendant a third time. One of Davenport’s private defense lawyers, Chandra Holmes Ray, said, “We feel it’s unfortunate, but we are ready, willing and prepared to go forward and fight with the same amount of vigor that we’ve had before.” “It seems like a waste of the taxpayers’ money, but it sounds like an important case if they are continuing to try it,” said Judy Johnson, a professor of criminal law at the Mississippi College School of Law. “The state must feel like they can prove that he’s guilty.” Johnson would not venture a guess as to the cost of a criminal trial such as Davenport’s. A new trial date has not been set, but proposed dates are all in 2011, said Holmes Ray. Davenport, 407 Warren St., a master sergeant with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, has been on unpaid administrative leave since his nine-count indictment here in January 2008. The charges still pending against Daven-

port allege fondling in October 1999, July 2003, November 2005 and November or December 2005. Hood, prosecuting the case because it involves a state employee and two counties, said the trial would be in Warren County. About 600 residents here — two to three times the usual number — were called for the March trial to select 12 to serve. “I think it will be hard to find a jury here that hasn’t kept up with the case,” Whitten said. She also said for jurors, the remaining four counts are tough to prove beyond a reasonable doubt because without witnesses an accusation of fondling always comes down to one person’s word against another. Prosecutors have claimed that Davenport, a career law enforcement officer and Sunday school teacher, was a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” His attorneys have said he is being falsely accused by the boys’ mother to protect her financial interests in a business relationship. While the mother took the stand in Davenport’s first Warren County trial and also testified in Oktibbeha County, she did not testify in March. Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick has presided over both of Davenport’s previous trials here.

County Continued from Page A1. records. At least 13 small and large developments have had final plats approved since 2008 when supervisors took a tough stance on unfinished developments by threatening legal action. An equal number remain incomplete. Some halted due to the economy and large tracts of undeveloped land in the northeastern part of the county have been in and out of foreclosure. Before the ordinance, the county had a very limited role and some developments dumped drainage problems and poorly built roads on the county. Supervisors could refuse to accept them for public maintenance, but that left homeowners with no recourse except to sue developers and face years of expensive court action. With the ordinance, devel-

opers are supposed to have initial road and drainage plans approved by county engineers, who then track work through completion. Signaling a shift in strategy on how the ordinance should deal with land sales, supervisors agreed lots allowing sales in later development phases should be blocked until all roads are completed and dedicated. “If we keep the size of our exposure limited, that would be very helpful,” Board President Richard George said. The existing ordinance allows lots to be sold before any county approval has been obtained. Over the past two years, have talked about tighter controls, but quickly backed off the topic. More recently, homeowner groups in unfinished subdivisions such as Pebble Beach, Fairways, Manchester, Amber-

Downtown Tuesday, as were a number of city officials who have been identified as Downtown Partners observers. After years with little support, the downtown area was targeted for a makeover in 2001 that resulted in more businesses and some conflict between residential and commercial users. For example, a dispute over whether to allow variances for an upstairs lounge greeted Winfield when he took office in July. The prospective business won permission for alterations disallowed by the Architectural Review Board, but no construction has taken place.

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Teresa Mae Andrews Services for Teresa Mae Andrews will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Teresa Mae Mrs. Andrews Andrews died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was 57. A Vicksburg native, she was the daughter of D’Ella Andrews and Johnny Andrews Sr. She was a 1971 graduate of Rosa A. Temple High School.

Lakemoore subdivision. In Lakemoore, the road had been accepted for maintenance before work started in 2000. By contrast, main streets in the four areas where residents have sought a solution are not publicly maintained, a situation supervisors said can only be clarified by an attorney general’s opinion on the road petition law. “What we need to do is have a change in our ordinance where when they do phase one, we’ll let them sell their lots and stuff. But, they can’t start phase two until they have phase one totally finished — final drive course and everything,” McDonald said. The law allows counties to spread payments over 20 years, but McDonald said special assessments to

property for paving roads should last no more than 10 years and that property sales would pick up if house shoppers saw a road under construction versus one in poor condition. Supervisors acknowledged that a balance is needed and placing too high a financial burden on developers would be counterproductive. “In our community, our development business is either chicken or feathers,” George said. “Well, if it’s feathers, you’re turning the feathers with it because you’ve got lots out here that at one time had some value to them. People were buying them. Now, you can’t give them away.”

Gen. Robert Crear, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi Valley Division. Douglas Meffert, executive director of the project, said the center hoped to have a testing barge in place within a year and be fully operational in about two years. Solar technology also would be tested on the building’s rooftop, and the university has an option on nearby property to expand the entire operation to 90,000 square feet, Meffert said. River currents would spin the turbines to generate about 20 kilowatts of electricity, not enough to supply a large city but enough to supplement the existing power grid. In general, plans call for turbines to be mounted on pylons below shipping lanes and attached to bridge abutments.

Developers of hydrokinetics often point to the diminishing role of water-generated power in the United States despite decades of skyrocketing energy demand. Jon Guidroz, the firm’s project development director, said power generated through dams has dropped to about 7 percent from 40 percent in the 1940s. Others mentioned by the university to be interested include MARMC Enterprises LLC, Gulfstream Technologies Inc., Leviathan LLC and the huge Federal City development in New Orleans, which will house federal military and civilian agencies. In 2009, MARMC and Issaquena County agreed to share power sales from a pair of 5-megawatt turbines proposed in the river near Fitler Bend and Addie.

Turbines Continued from Page A1.

Continued from Page A1. the Jackson City Council, about the business improvement district in Jackson, and charged one another with coming up with some goals for the group and downtown. “Next time each of us should come with short-term and long-term goals, and based on those we can begin forming subcommittees,” Teller said. “I hope we don’t take the ready, fire, aim approach,” said Gawronski. “We need to know who we are, and then we should begin writing a game plan for where we want to go.” Fourteen of the group’s 15 members were in attendance

leaf and Brandi Lane, all east or northeast of Vicksburg, have inquired about paying for their own road maintenance through a seldom-used petition process, Supervisor David McDonald said. Under the law, at least half the landowners in a developed neighborhood may petition a county to survey and estimate the costs of replacing gravel or dirt roads with asphalt, concrete or other durable material as long as the road is already maintained with tax dollars. Counties may borrow money in advance of collecting the taxes to cover the expense. In March, the county paid off the last of 10 annual payments on such a loan that financed a thinly paved surface on Rollingwood Drive and Hidden Oaks Lane in

She was employed by the Vicksburg Police Department as a school crossing guard for 24 years and attended Faith Christian Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include three daughters, Angela Andrews, Anita Andrews-Smoots and Carolyn Andrews, all of Vicksburg; four sisters, Barbara Andrews of Jersey City, N.J., and Joann Barnes, Shirley Dorsey and Deloris Powell, all of Vicksburg; one brother, Johnny Andrews Jr. of Vicksburg; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Daisy Mae Young Palmer Daisy Mae Young Palmer died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. She was 59. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

tested and office space eyed as a lure for more hydrokinetics companies to base in the Crescent City. The center is guided by Tulane University, which touts River Sphere as a big step forward in the science of using flowing water without a dam for generating electricity. Free Flow, based in Gloucester, Mass., with offices in New Orleans, New York and Bellingham, Wash., has applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for 80 preliminary permits for turbines on the river. Two are situated in Warren County, near the Brunswick community and another south of Vicksburg near Davis Island. The company has added several former federal officials to its board of directors in the year, including retired Army Brig.


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Quiet weather continues over the area with plenty of warmth.

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

LOCAL FORECAST friday-saturday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the upper 70s, lows in the lower 50s

STATE FORECAST tONiGHt Mostly clear; lows in the lower 50s tHursday-saturday Becoming mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 80s, lows in the lower 50s

ALmAnAC HiGHs aNd LOws High/past 24 hours............. 82º Low/past 24 hours .............. 55º Average temperature ........ 69º Normal this date .................. 66º Record low .............39º in 1950 Record high ...........87º in 1954 raiNfaLL Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.....................None This month ................. 0.97 inch Total/year............. 13.96 inches Normal/month .....2.67 inches Normal/year ....... 18.98 inches sOLuNar tabLe Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active ........................... 6:03 A.M. Most active ..............11:47 P.M. Active ............................ 6:28 P.M. Most active ...............12:16 suNrise/suNset Sunset today ....................... 7:31 Sunset tomorrow .............. 7:31 Sunrise tomorrow ............. 6:34

RIVER DATA staGes Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 39.9 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 19.0 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 22.8 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.6 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 5.5 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 10.1 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 28 feet steeLe bayOu Land ...................................83.1 River ...................................87.4


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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LaHood’s bicycling policy hits potholes WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, a weekend bicyclist, might consider keeping his head down and his helmet on. A backlash is brewing over his new bicycling policy. LaHood says the government is going to give bicycling — and walking, too — the same importance as automobiles in transportation planning and the selection of projects for federal money. The former Republican congressman quietly announced the “sea change� in transportation policy last month. “This is the end of favoring motorized transportation at the expense of nonmotorized,� he wrote in his government blog. Not so fast, said some conservatives and industries dependent on trucking. A manufacturers’ blog called the policy “nonsensical.� One congressman suggested LaHood was on drugs. The new policy is an extension of the Obama administration’s livability initiative, which regards the creation of alternatives to driving — buses, streetcars, trolleys and trains, as well as biking and walking — as central to solving the nation’s transportation woes. LaHood’s blog was accompanied by a DOT policy statement urging states and transportation agencies to treat “walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes.�

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Parents in Hawaii protest shortest-in-nation school year HONOLULU — Parents angry about Hawaii’s shortest-in-the-nation school year aren’t giving up on a weeklong sit-in at Gov. Linda Lingle’s office despite two arrests and more than a dozen trespassing tickets. The protesters — camped in the lobby of Lingle’s office for five of the past seven days — are upset by budgetcutting education furloughs approved last year. As a result, Hawaii students go to school four days a week in most weeks, and the state owns the unwelcome distinction of having the shortest instructional calendar in the nation with just 163 days. The frustrated parents are hoping to prod the Republican governor into making a more public push to end furloughs. Thirteen days have been lost in the current school year, with four more furlough days slated in the coming weeks. Another 17 days are scheduled for the school year that begins in the fall.

Palin contract sparks investigation SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A document fished out of a California state university trash bin last week has prompted a state investigation into the university’s foundation arm and its refusal to disclose details related to Sarah Palin’s upcoming speech at the school. On Tuesday, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said his office would look into the finances of the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation, as well as allegations that the nonprofit organization violated public disclosure laws


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Parents and other adults who are frustrated about Hawaii’s school furloughs attend a sitby keeping details of Palin’s contract secret. Palin is scheduled to speak at a June 25 gala hosted by the foundation to mark the university’s 50th anniversary. Brown’s investigation was prompted, in part, by a group of CSU Stanislaus students who retrieved five pages of the contract from a campus trash bin last Friday after hearing administrators were engaged in shredding documents. The contract detailed the former Alaska governor’s requirements for her visit, including first-class flights from Anchorage to California — if she flies commercial. If not, “the private aircraft MUST BE a Lear 60 or larger ...,� the contract specifies.

Tea party movement gathers original site BOSTON — The tea party

in Tuesday in the lobby of the office of Gov. Linda Lingle.

movement returned today to the city from which its revolutionary spirit was born, with Sarah Palin headlining a rally before the activists’ cross-country tour ends in Washington on Tax Day. More than 3,000 people assembled on Boston Common in the morning sunshine, just across town from Boston Harbor, where colonists upset about British taxation without government representation staged the original Tea Party in 1773. “I feel like I’m taking care of my son and daughter and grandchildren’s business,� said Mary Lou O’Connell, 72, of Duxbury. She listed “deceit� and “gentle corrosion of the political process� as two concerns and toted a sign reading, “Start Deleting Corruption Nov. 2010.� A festive mood filled the air. A band played patriotic music, and hawkers sold yellow Gadsden flags embla-

zoned with the words “Don’t Tread on Me� and the image of a rattlesnake.

Trial set in killing, snatching of baby KENNEWICK, Wash. — A Washington state woman accused of fatally stabbing a pregnant woman and cutting the woman’s nearly full-term baby from her womb has been ruled competent to stand trial. Benton County Superior Court Judge Robert Swisher issued his ruling Tuesday in the case of Phiengchai Sisouvanh Synhavong of Kennewick. The 25-year-old defendant is charged with first-degree murder in the June 2008 death of Araceli Camacho Gomez. Eastern State Hospital psychologist Randall Strandquist testified that during the defendant’s 15-day stay, she was “clear in

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — Police near Pittsburgh have confiscated what they suspect were 50 to 60 small bags of heroin from a third-grade student who was passing them out at his school. Tests will be done on the substance, but Wilkinsburg police suspect the 8-yearold boy was passing around the drug Tuesday at Turner Elementary School. Officials said the bags had the words “trust me� stamped on them and would have a street value of about $1,000 if it is indeed heroin. Wilkinsburg School District officials sent home a letter to parents saying some students may have had touched the substance. The letter also asks them to discuss the matter with their children.

FBI joins probes of taped police beating COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Federal authorities are joining local probes into the beating of a University of Maryland student by three Maryland police officers. A video of the March 3 incident in College Park during a rowdy celebration of a basketball victory has led to the suspension of at least one Prince George’s County police officer. FBI agents will review evidence and the Justice Department will determine if federal civil rights laws were violated.

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SCHOOL & YOUTH WE DN E SDAY, April 14, 2010 • SE C T I O N B w w w.4kids B2 | COMiCs B4 karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

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Winners at WC

COmpETITIONS • Grace Claire Cordes received honorable mention as the Mississippi representative to the Southern Division Music Teachers National Grace Claire Association Cordes competition in the senior voice category. A senior at Warren Central, she is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Dale Cordes and studies voice under Jeanne Evans. • Warren Central High School students who placed at the Mu Alpha Theta state convention at Mississippi College in Clinton were as follows: Advanced Algebra, individual awards — C’era Craft, ninth place, and shelby Claire liddell, 10th place; Advanced Algebra, school awards — WCHS, fourth place; Pre-Calculus, individual awards — d.J. Jackson, sixth place, and stephen hensley, ninth place; PreCalculus, school awards — WCHS, third place, and Hustle team members diana hubis, shelby Claire leddell, liz Rayfield and Bradley scurria, fourth place; Potpourri event — team members d.J. Jackson, nathan Martin, Connor Redwine and Xiliang Zhang, fourth place; Chalk Talk — laura Benson, first place; Junior Ciphering — team members Jalen dagher, Mary heath, nathan Martin and Mckenzie Pollock, 10th place; Intermediate Ciphering — team members C’era Craft, stephen hensley, d.J. Jackson and shelby Claire liddell, eighth place; Advanced Ciphering — team members della loflin, Connor Redwine, Bradley scurria and Xiliang Zhang, ninth place; Scrapbook — kimberly hardges, eighth place; Interschool team event — team members laura Benson, C’era Craft, Jalen dagher, kimberly hardges, Mary heath, stephen hensley, diana hubis, d.J. Jackson, shelby Claire liddell, shaun lin, della loflin, nathan Martin, Mckenzie Pollock, liz Rayfield, Connor Redwine, Bradley scurria, dominique Washington, dominique Williams and Xiliang Zhang, eighth place. The school earned eighth place overall, and liz Rayfield was elected District 3 Governor for Mu Alpha Theta.

HONOR SOCIETIES • kelsey Renee Jones of Vicksburg has been inducted into the Beta Rho chapter of Delta Mu Delta, an international business administration honor society, at Delta State University. • shana R. stanton and alicia n. Rodriguez, of Vicksburg, have been inducted into the Nu Upsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Meridian Community College.

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Leading the Warren Central’s indoor percussion group, from left, are Alex Cunningham, front ensemble squad leader; Diana Hubis, front ensemble captain; and D.J. Jackson, bass drum squad leader. Senior captains are Ronnie Washington, the son of Ronnie Washington and Sharon Washington; and Dale Whit-

tington, the son of Skipper and Edie Whittington. Alex, 18, is the son of Byran and Marie Cunningham. Diana, 18, is the daughter of Jeffrey and Susan Hubis. D.J., 17, is the son of D’Andre and Melissa Jackson.

Budding indoor band groups on a roll with competitions By Manivanh Chanprasith

Kensey Coleman, 17, is captain of the WC indoor winter guard. She is the daughter of Gwen Coleman.

Two developing Warren Central band groups are on a roll. They have received awards at each competition they entered this year. The indoor percussion group, comprised of 27 horn players from Warren Central High School’s Big Blue Band, placed first at the home competition at WC, and second at contests at Pearl and Petal high schools. They also came in second at the Mississippi Indoor Association Circuit Championship at Ridgeland High School. The group wrapped up its competition season by placing third at the Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion Regional in Pensacola, Fla. The indoor winter guard, comprised of 10 members from Big Blue, placed first at the home competition and at Petal, as well as at the WGIP Regional in Houston in their skill category — intermediate. They placed

second at Pearl and at the MIA Circuit Championship. The percussion group, in its third year, is “completely voluntary and outside of school,” said Chad Austin, assistant Big Blue Band director and indoor percussion leader. “We rehearse after school, and we keep it separate from the band. “I think being a part of this group extends their music experience and band experience,” he said. “It gives them a chance to grow.” The indoor winter guard, also a voluntary group, is in its second year. Students compete by performing choreographed dance steps, using equipment such as rifles, flags or sabers. Auditions are required. “All of our color guard play an instrument in the band,” said Melynn Arendale, Big Blue Band director and sponsor of the group. Auditions for the 2010-2011 winter guard will open in November.

‘Take a sTand, lend a hand’

Miss Mississippi contestant urges zero tolerance for school bullying By Manivanh Chanprasith Citing the impact negative words can have on people, a Miss Mississippi contestant is spreading a positive message built on experience. “I want to reach students across the entire nation,” said Miss Riverland 2010 Jessica Cofield, who visited St. Aloysius High School and will continue her speaking tour, called “The Cofield Factor,” through May. “There’s not a day that goes by that you don’t see somebody being bullied.” During the presentation to Joan Thornton’s seventhgrade theology class at St. Al, Cofield encouraged students to adopt her motto, “Take a stand, lend a hand.” “I’m just amazed when kids come forward and talk,” said

Online Jessica Cofield’s Web site is Cofield, who was in Vicksburg for the 2010 Miss Mississippi Pageant orientation. “I can definitely relate to bullying.” A Wiggins native, Cofield, 22, began her campaign nine years ago after witnessing her older sister, Lacey, now 24, involved in a fight at school. “She just happened to be in between two big football players as they were about to fight,” she said. “She just happened to be in the way. It was terrifying for her and our family.” Since, Cofield has written essays and a book, “Don’t Pick on Sam.” She has also

lobbied the Mississippi Legislature to take a stand against bullying. “The book is to help kids identify who the bully is and who the hero is,” Cofield said. Reports of school bullying are common in the news. This week, in Woburn, Mass., a teenager is on trial, charged with fatally stabbing another student at a suburban Boston high school. The youth’s defense attorney has said the boy was often ridiculed and bullied at school, and suffers from an autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is possibly bipolar. Perhaps the most recognized case in Mississippi was that of Luke Woodham, who, in 1997, killed two students see Cofield, Page B3.

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Miss Riverland Jessica Cofield talks with students at St. Aloysius High School.


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ism and hospitality tours with visits to Annabelle and Cedar Grove Mansion. They ate at Toney’s restaurant, where Charles Toney spoke to them about daily advertising, store image and tipping. • Warren Central’s Marketing I class had breakfast at Shipley’s Donuts, where they discussed the store’s pricing strategy and promotions.


• Top Accelerated Readers were second-graders Michell Lin, Kayla Burnham and Gabriel Katzenmeyer and third-graders P.J. Mims, Jacob Carlisle and Allie Hilderbrand. Fifth-grader Olivia White met her library AR goal. Those making AR certification were as follows: independent reader — Jagger Jones; rising reader — Jacob Carlisle and Brandon Steed; super reader — Kyle Boyd, Nina Thuha and Tyrique Willis; star reader — Chandler Dare, Virgie Demby and Josh Lieberman. AR Classes of the Week were Camille Buxton’s kindergarten and Tondia Ferracci’s fourth grade. • Parent volunteers during the week were Sherri Wallace, Nancy Carr, Theresa Brooks, Anne Gee, Jaynie Fedell, Brandy Katzenmeyer, Jane Smith, Amy Jackson, Sallie Fordice, Shelly Prescott, Shelly and Jeb Tingle, Alicia Whitfield, Polly Smith, Katrina Johnson, Dawn Stevenson and Frances Taylor. • Magen Westcott’s secondgraders made papier maché bunnies and held an egg hunt. • In celebration of Youth Art Month, a schoolwide art show featured works by students in kindergarten through sixth grade.


Dana Road • Kindergarten students of Jessica Kirgan and Tonja Kline celebrated Career Day by dressing like their career of choice. Grandparent volunteer Sallie Vinson coordinated a visit from Vicksburg Fire Department employees; students examined the fire truck. • Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles are asked to sign up as a mystery reader for the Parent Center to read Monday, Tuesday, April 21, 26, 27 or 29. More information is available by calling the school at 601-6192340. Parent coaches are Cathey Lee and Mary Sills. • Third-graders are preparing for MCT2 with mock tests

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Elizabeth Holloway and her horse, Divis Rocket Jet, won National Champion in Youth Stake Race and Reserve in Youth Poles during the 2010 Dixie National Quarter Horse Show. A freshman at Porters Chapel Academy, she is a member of Warren County Block & Bridle 4-H Club. and help from Lucille Hume, tutor; Cathey Lee and Mary Sills, parent coaches; and Stephanie Wilson, instructional coach. • Class pictures will be taken Thursday. Progress reports will be distributed to students on April 21. • Relay for Life team members collected $545 in an Easter basket drawing.


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Good Shepherd • Two-year-olds are collecting flowers each day to complete a garden Friday. • Three-year-olds made spring T-shirts and will make lily pad snacks Friday. • Four-year-olds visited the public library and will have a park lunch Thursday. • Registration for 2010-2011 is ongoing.

Hinds Career and Technical • HCC carpentry students, along with adviser Charlie Spears, constructed a wooden replica of the three crosses of the crucifixion for display in the Banks building. • Marketing II classes concluded their travel, tour-

Elementary Schools Breakfast

Monday: Biscuit with Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk Tuesday: Apple Strudel Frudel, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Cereal with Toast & Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk

Elementary Schools Lunch

Monday: Steak Fingers, Hot Dog, Chef Salad, Rice, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Seasoned Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Orange Smiles, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Chicken Patty Sandwiches, Tuna Salad with Crackers, Chicken Tetrazzini, Seasoned Lima Beans, Banana Berry Blend, Yeast Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: BBQ Chicken, Chef Salad, Hamburger, Quick Baked Potatoes, Cheesy Broccoli, Vegetable Sticks, Chilled Peach Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Fish Sandwich, Chef Salad, Sliced Turkey with Brown Gravy, Whipped Potatoes,

• To conclude a unit on dinosaurs, Letitia Fitzgerald’s second-grade GATES classes visited the Gulf Coast Exploreum in Mobile, Ala. Parent chaperones were Kim French, Jackie Pettway, Katrina Comans, Kim Worthy and Kari Dupree. • Belinda Watkins’ thirdgrade class hosted a survivor Easter egg hunt; Ana Clark won the prize egg. Amanda Hall’s fifth-graders had an egg toss competition. • Students exhibiting excellent behavior in activity classes during March were treated to snacks and a movie. Shonda Morson’s first-grade class enjoyed a movie and cotton candy to celebrate being named an Accelerated Reading Master Classroom. • Rita Mendrop’s kindergarten hosted a “delicious donut party” to celebrate the letter D. • Top Accelerated Readers are Jordan Lee, Ashlea Raney, Ramello Henderson, Kyle Dupree, Mallory Pratt, Rory Thompson, Dylan O’Brien, Maddie Watkins, Cameron Pratt, Selena Ortiz, Joshua Hallberg, Chucky Jones, Erika Williams, Brandon Jones, Makayla Busy, Sky Williams, Alexis McCool and Nathan Sibley.

Sherman Avenue • The library will host the Scholastic Spring Book Fair Monday-April 23. Family Night will be 5-7 p.m. April 22. • As part of a study of “Chinatown,” Jamie Moulder’s second-graders are making paper lanterns and sampling Chinese food. • Third-grade instructors

Tossed Salad Hot Cinnamon Apples, Blushing Chilled Pear, Mixed Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Chicken Nuggets, Chef Salad, Loaded Baked Potato, Yam Patty, Cheesy Broccoli, Frozen Fruit Juice Bars, Oranges Smiles, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice

hosted an MCT2 Brown Bag Lunch meeting Tuesday for parents to receive preparation tips and information. • Relay Royalty Pageant, featuring the crowning of a king or queen, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the gym. Donation of $1 is required to attend. • PTO and Home Depot are coordinating Earth Day activities for the students.

Vicksburg Catholic • Sixth-graders who placed in the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library poetry contest were Katelyn Brock, Cass Hudson, Taft Nesmith and Lee Simpson. • Bobby Humble, thirdyear medical student at University Medical Center and a St. Aloysius graduate, spoke to sixth-graders as part of the Tar Wars antitobacco program presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians. • Liz Fletcher’s sixth-grade reading and language arts classes worked with partners to create similes and to write news articles using conjunctions and compound sentences. • Can Recycle Days will be today, Thursday and Friday.

Vicksburg High • Key Club members helped Vicksburg and Port City Kiwanis members with spring cleaning at Good Shepherd Community Center.

Vicksburg Junior High • Betty Neal’s eighth-grade science classes are conducting engineering experiments throughout April, including designing a vehicle that will carry a raw egg from the school’s patio to ground level without the egg cracking. • Top 10 Accelerated Readers for March were Julianne Ranis, James Bowles, Marissa Teetson, Matthew Talbot, Sarah Legg, Nathan Fox, Kiana Lane, Darbie Woods, Theresa Frost and Dewaun Bryant.

Sandwich, Fruit and Yogurt Plate, Tuna Salad Salad, Green Beans, Oven Fries, Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Calico Fruit, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Rice Krispie Treat, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo over Rice, Chef Salad, Ham and Cheese Wrap, Tossed Salad, Vegetable Sticks, Secondary Schools Breakfast Baked Beans, Baked Potato, Chilled Pear Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Pineapple Tidbits, Southern Monday:Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Mississippi Cornbread, Assorted Jello with Tuesday: Biscuit, Sausage Patty, Fruit Juice, Milk Whipped Topping, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday:Breakfast Chicken Patty with Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Chili Carne with Beans, Chicken Thursday: Cherry Strudel Frudel, Fruit Juice, Milk Quesadillas, Cheeseburger, Chef Salad, California Friday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Veggies, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, OvenBaked Potato Wedges, Apricots, Pears, Bananas, Texas Toast, Chocolate Pudding Mozzarella String Secondary Schools Lunch Cheese, Milk, Fruit Juice Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Cheeseburger, American Sub Sandwich, Chef Salad, Baked Potato, Friday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Southwestern Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Salad Salad, Garden Seasoned Cabbage, Tossed Salad, Chilled Peach Salad, Southern Greens, Oven-Baked Potato Slices, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Southern Mississippi Wedges, Pasta Salad, Nectarines, Tropical Apples, Cornbread, Rice Krispie Treats, Milk, Fruit Juice Hushpuppies, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Stromboli Supreme, Spicy Chicken

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Parents of bullies might fail to recognize signs Cofield

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By The Associated Press Some common misconceptions may lull the parents of bullies into failing to recognize warning signs. Bullies are often star athletes or popular girls considered charismatic leaders by peers and adults, experts say. What’s often missed or passed over as minor is a consistent pattern of control and aggression against other kids — behavior that socially savvy bullies can sometimes slide under the radar of grown-ups. “It’s not what we typically think of. It’s not always the kid who’s pushing kids down on the playground,” says Rosalind Wiseman, who wrote “Queen Bees and Wannabes,” the basis for the movie “Mean Girls.” “It’s children who feel like they’re the law of their school,” Wiseman said. Massachusetts high school freshman Phoebe Prince, a recent Irish immigrant, endured months of taunts and threats after she briefly dated a popular boy, prosecutors say. The 15-year-old hanged herself at home Jan. 14 and six of her classmates face charges. Though Phoebe reached out to her parents and school officials in South Hadley, studies indicate that up to half of bullied children don’t report it. If they do, parents of perpetrators might not agree that the behavior of their kids rises to the level of bullying.

“If they face the reality that there’s something wrong with their children, then there’s something wrong with them and their abilities as parents, so a lot of parents don’t want to face it,” says Erika Holiday, a Los Angeles psychologist who co-wrote “Mean Girls, Meaner Women.” The “Stop Bullying Now” campaign of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services defines bullying as aggressive, intentional behavior that involves an imbalance of power or strength and is typically repeated over time. While it can be physical, it’s often verbal, social or via cyberspace. Parents might be so pleased that their kids are on top socially that they fail to stress an important component of the role: power comes with “responsibility to treat others with dignity,” Wiseman says. “This really goes to how we function as a civilized society and what our responsibility is to each other,” she says. “Parents say my kid’s a good kid, he couldn’t possibly get into this situation. He’s a good athlete, he’s well-liked, but now he’s being suspended for the third time for some racial or hazing incident.” Wiseman says teachers and school officials must work in concert with parents. Without such partnerships, “It’s hard for a parent to really, fully comprehend how serious or dangerous a

situation is.” Some bullying misconceptions:

Kids being kids Teasing, name-calling and excessive fighting are not just “girls being girls, kids being kids,” Holiday says. The mother of one of the girls charged in Phoebe’s case said Phoebe and her daughter used to trade insults, but she considered it “normal” for teenagers. Without clear guidelines on what is and isn’t considered bullying, parents are left to make judgments that might not jibe with the beliefs of others.

They’ll grow out of it Research indicates that bullies, who often were victims themselves, are more likely than non-bullying peers to face serious trouble later in life. “Bullies are at higher risk for alcoholism and drug abuse, at higher risk of going to jail,” Holiday says. Wiseman says “most children who are mean or cruel think that something has been done to them first that justifies their behavior, in all age groups. It’s never OK.”

Good controllers Wiseman urges parents to tune in to warning signs early on. She calls bullies “good resource controllers” who can

manipulate other children with ease starting at a young age. “When they’re younger, they control the tricycle on the playground that everybody wants and as they get older it can be things that they’re organizing or things that put them in positions of leadership, unofficial or not.” While bullies are often “socially intelligent, can read people well and are charismatic,” Wiseman warned parents on the lookout for such behavior that not all kids with those traits bully peers.

Parental emotions Parents may play out their own pasts as bullies or victims when taking on the social lives of their kids. “There are parents who want their kids to be socially accepted and because they want the child to have a lot of friends, they accept mean behavior so long as the right people like you,” Wiseman says. The dynamic is an important one for bullies, who rely on “wannabes,” or followers, to help make it happen. “We are on the long road to making decent human beings,” Wiseman says. “You’ve got to hold your kid accountable. People who are in a position of power can do with it what they want to people who don’t have it, and that could lead to discrimination at its core.”

and injured seven others at his high school in Pearl. Woodham was 16 at the time and attributed his actions to being bullied. “I was talking to a thirdgrade class, and when I asked them how it makes them feel when they’re bullied,” Cofield said, “one little girl said, ‘It makes me want to kill myself.’ I took her aside and I talked to her. Her teachers will keep an eye on her.” Cofield has a Web site where students can send her messages — www. She is the daughter of Randy and Cindy Cofield of Wiggins and a senior at William Carey University in Hattiesburg, where she is set to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business communication. She also works part time for the City of Hattiesburg as a public relations agent. In July, she will return to Vicksburg to compete in the 53rd Miss Mississippi Pageant.

honor rolls Warren Central Junior High Third nine weeks Seventh grade: All A’s — Brittany Adams, Anirudh Aditya, James Boyd, Denitra Bracey, JaQuala Bunch, Kristen Dunaway, Rebecca English, Latrice Evans, Darby Gain, Zaria Gibson, Monica Hughey, Jessica Hurley, Erin Ingram, JaKiyah Jackson, Olivia Jennings, Avery Liddell, Steven Lloyd, Blake Parmegiani, Afton Wallace and Kennedy Whitmore; A/B roll — Courtney Bell, Devin Bryant, Kylee Burke, Martin Burrus, Henry Cain, Logan Cessna, Dearius Christmas, Lia Cook, Sarah Davis, Kiana Dudley, Franklin Greer, Hailey Haggard, Karley Hinson, Jerry Jenkins, Bethany Johnson, Jesse Jones, Meghan Marbury, Daniel McAllister, Keione Mellon, Georgia Moore, Brianna Neumann, Candace Nugent, Kristen Pecanty, Dylan Quimby, Darriel Rankin, Elijah Ross, Brandon Smith, Jacob Smith, Ashton Sneed, Taylor Stevens, Anna Thompson, Kayleigh Thorpe, Delvin Tyler, Erin Walker, Jyra White, Brandi Winters, Elizabeth Wooten and Kimberly Wright. Eighth grade: All A’s — Kelsey Burleigh, Amy Cuthell, Emery Gluck, Marquis Goodwin, Shawn Kurtz, Peyton Rutherford, Austin Tello and Jeffery Richardson; A/B roll — Hunter Atwood, Shaquawn Barnes, Skylar Blades, Blake Bole-

ware, Steven Busma, Ridley Fink, Billy Fuller, William Ghrigsby, Tristan Gibbs, Sophia Gutierrez, Stacia Harper, Isola Hartman, Conner Hughey, Mason Jarabica, Princess Jenkins, Courtney Jones, Crestesha Kelly, James Leech, Joshua Martin, Angella Mason, Austin May, Jesyca May, Taylor McClain, Kelsey McMaster, John McRight, Mattea Mobley, Christopher Murphy, Alexis Murrell, Zach Reynolds, Rachel Rhett, Baxter Richardson, Jareeshia Shelby, Vertis Shorter, Hunter Simrall, George Stuart, Carley White and Caylinne Williams.

Vicksburg High Third nine weeks Ninth grade: All A’s — Eric Alipoe and Melodie Jackson; A/B roll — Coleman Boyd, Jonesha Burks, Andrew Coomes, Ebony Davis, Austin Dement, Erin Dunaway, Heather Middleton, Jala Morrow, Valerie Pugh, Jamee Smith and Erin Stirgus. 10th grade: All A’s — Eric Davis, Ryan Jeffers and Matthew Price; A/B roll — Courtney Barnes, Briona Berry, Jacob Coomes, Teddy Jo Flowers, Jessica Friley, Kelly Gatewood, Brian Houston, Dianna Kariuki, Daniel Kees, Haley Ray, Daniel Sluis, Rebeca Velazquez and Crystal Worley. 11th grade: All A’s — Bryton Hixson, William Liggins and Cassandra Pagan; A/B roll — Shabez Brown,

Shaniqua Butler, Dylan Dement, Christine Figueroa, Michael Freeman, Anthony Hayden, Keaton Jones, Kamalpreet Kaur, Joshua Kees, LaQueda Lindsey, Hunter Lynch, Samantha Rayborn, Shequita Royster, Emily Sluis, Louis Smith, Brittany Teetson, Teesa Thompson and Perry Wolfe. 12th grade: All A’s — Matthew Anderton, Martin Arvizu, Whitley Carpenter, Allison East, Tira Erwin, Demetris Graham, Callie Grey, Anjelica Jones, Sarita Jones, Hannah Kariuki, Kacey Sciple, India Sprinkle and Deloris White; A/B roll — Edward Adams, Shanequa Adams, Kathy Allen, Justin Baxley, Kelli Brewer, Donald Brown, Natasha Carter, Shayla Connor, Tommie Green, Nasya Henry, Latoya Jackson, JeFria Jones, Brittany King, Misty Lee, Chelsey Liddell, Antwoine McClellan, Justin Mills, Azanda Noye, Samantha Noye, Tequoia O’Neal, Jazmin Powell, Shannen Price, Jaron Smith, Summer Stanton, Lauren Stirgus, Rebecca Traylor, Fritz Valerio, William White and Alyce Williams.

St. Aloysius High Third nine weeks Seventh grade: High honors — Sarah Ruth Andrews, Travis Blanche, Bash Brown, Cameron Curtis, Alyssa Engel, Brittany Hayes, Mary Kalusche, Aaron Mathis, Beth Newman, Michaela Parham,

Avery Parman, Laura Phillips, Kevi Raez, Tori Thomas, Maggie Waites and Katrinka Wayne; honor roll — Blaine Butler, Ken Cook, Anna Fletcher, Jacob Kitchens, Connor Smith, Dixon Stone, George Tzotzolas, Caroline Webb and Allie Willis. Eighth grade: High honors — Grace Franco, Carter Kemp, Lara Lamanilao, Austin Mathis, Barrett Teller and Wally Wibowo; honor roll — Sam Andrews, Koury Eargle, Emil Ellis, Matthew Foley, Michael Foley, Rachel Gatewood, Rhett Hasty, Madison Heggins, Elizabeth Henley, Sam Johnson, Wailes Kemp, Carlisle Koestler, Julie Mabry, Patrick Murphy, Regan Nesmith, Amanda

Paris, Chris Sanders, Bryanna Sikes, Sara Townsend and Kori Vessell. Ninth grade: High honors — Andrew Collins, Alexa Engel, Anna Grant, Madison Lumbley, Madeline Thornton and Trace Thornton; honor roll — Matthew Bell, Elliott Bexley, Hannah Campbell, Peter Cauthen, Steven Cialone, Patrick Coccaro, Bryce Daniels, Darren Hou, Sage Lewis and Stephanie Riveros. 10th grade: High honors — Andy Bell, Piper Booth, Ashtin Giambrone, Charles Gravens, Riley Griffith, Chris Luke, Jean Marie Mabry, Wyly Paris, John Phillips and Morgan Teller; honor roll — Jordan Dorbeck, Joshua Eargle and Ashleigh Piazza.

11th grade: High honors — Taylor Ann Hasty, Natalie Henry, Ashley Herndon, Sara Howington, Hunter Johnson, Lauren Rabalais and Alida Spaulding; honor roll — Brianna Beesley, Everett Bexley, Margie Blanche, Anna Haygood, Shelton Headley, Clay Huddleston, Christopher Ingram, Victoria Mekus, Ellen Whitaker and Evan Winschel. 12th grade: High honors — Marie Booth, Alanna Buckley, Luke Burnett, Johnna Coccaro, Andrew Gravens, Caroline Kemp, Michael McKnight, Geena Nellis and Destiny Woods; honor roll — Stephen Evans and Regan Nosser.

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bUlletin boArd Achievements • Marianne J. Kerut of Vicksburg is among 26 Mississippi State seniors inducted into the university’s Society of Scholars in the Arts Marianne J. and Sciences. Kerut The limitedmembership organization annually recognizes the top upper-level undergraduate students in all majors. A biological sciences major and President’s Scholar, she is the daughter of Dr. Timothy and Rebecca Kerut.

scholArships • Ann Avery Burrell has been selected by the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi as the recipient of the Charlotte Capers Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to an Episcopal college student from Mississippi who is receiving an education with an emphasis in the liberal arts. Avery will pursue a course in pre-med at Columbia University in the

fall. A former Vicksburg resident, she is a senior at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland where Ann Avery she serves Burrell as captain of the swim team and was named STAR Student. She was named a National Merit Finalist and is a member of the Cum Laude Society. She is the daughter of Virginia and Jack Burrell. • The Cedars School Reunion Committee is offering a $500 Patricia A. Segrest Scholarship to a graduating senior planning to attend Alcorn State from the Vicksburg Warren School District. Applications are available in high school guidance offices; deadline is April 30. More information is available by calling Harold Gaines at 601218-4399 or Terri Cosey at 601-529-3523.

Upcoming events • No Limit Texas Hold ’Em — 6 p.m. Saturday, Knights of Columbus Council Hall; $50

entry fee, $50 sponsorships; cash prizes, door prizes, food and drinks will be sold; no participants under 21; proceeds to benefit St. Aloysius football; B.J. Smithhart, 601-636-2256, for more information. • ASU Earth Day 2010 Celebration — 9 a.m. Tuesday-3 p.m. April 21, Alcorn State’s main campus; activities will include videos and exhibits, Millennium Tree visitation, environment symposium and proclamation featuring mayors of Vicksburg, Natchez, Port Gibson and Hazlehurst, dirty sock contest and a social; more information is available by contacting Dr. Alex Acholonu at 601877-6236 or chiefacholonu@ • Linda Sweezer’s “Why Me?” — A play about teens and peer pressure; 7 p.m May 1, Warren Central High School; free, but tickets required; 601-218-4160 or 601218-2479. • GRE Review Course — 6-10 p.m. May 11, 13 and 18 at Mississippi College; cost is $249; registration deadline is May 4, space is limited; 601925-3263 or for more information.

Come Join Us at VCS! Enrollment now open for 2010-2011 For more information call 601-636-4824 or 601-636-2256

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TOPIC WE DN E SDAY, April 14, 2010 • SE C TI O N C T V TONIGHT C4 | CLASSIfIEDS C6 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Season for fun


We welcome your items for On the Menu, a wrap-up of area food events. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (601-6340897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

Hot dogs, nachos for Letitia reunion Hot dogs and nachos will be sold Saturday at County Market on Clay Street. Proceeds will benefit the 18th annual Letitia Street Reunion. Hot dogs will be $1 and $1.25 each, and nachos $2. They will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. Call 601-218-3869 for information. Also on the calendar: • Riverfest 2010: Jammin’ On the River — Entertainment Friday and Saturday night; downtown activities featuring food vendors Saturday; full schedule, information and ticket prices: • 40th annual PlayA-Day-In-May-Away — Will feature activities, food events; 5:30 p.m. April 30: catfish dinners for sale, call for prices; 2 p.m. May 1: barbecue cook-off, $50 per category per team; events sponsored by Vicksburg Catholic School; 601-636-4824 or www.vicksburgcatholic. org for information, fees, full schedule. • Chocolate Affair — 7 p.m. May 6; $20 for Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation members, $30 for nonmembers; diners with event ticket will receive 10 percent discount at Cafe Anchuca, Duff’s Tavern & Grill, Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company and Roca; 601631-2997 or


Ginger Margarita

Ginger Margarita 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1 large hand ginger, peeled and cut into 1/2inch coins/chunks Bar sugar Freshly grated nutmeg 2 ounces tequila or reposado 1 lime, juiced, plus lime wedges for garnish Bring sugar and water to light simmer and cook until sugar is dissolved. Add ginger and steep 30 minutes. Purée gingersimple syrup in blender. Strain pulp. Pour bar sugar onto plate and grate a pinch of nutmeg on top; mix well. Add tequila, lime juice, 5 ounces ginger-simple syrup and ice to cocktail shaker and shake. Run lime wedge around rim of glass and dip in sugar/ nutmeg mixture, add ice and pour in shaker contents. Grate nutmeg on top. Serve with lime.


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Claude Nadeau, right, performs for fellow campers at Rocky Springs.

Canadians find camaraderie at campground By Manivanh Chanprasith It’s just another afternoon at the campsite for some RV enthusiasts. With no deadlines to meet or places to be, “You get to rest, relax and listen to silence,” said Claude GrandMaitre, a retired Canadian who has been on a seven-month-long RV trip with his wife, Lise. “It’s our second time here. We like Mississippi.” The couple and others are headed back home and stopped last week at Rocky Springs campground off the Natchez Trace. Their road companions, Jean Paul Tremblay and his wife, Gabby Potvin, from Quebec and also retired, said Mississippi is “clean, and the people are friendly.” Both couples have been taking camping trips since 1996. Claude and Blanch Nadeau, another Canadian

Claude Grand-Maitre, left, and his wife, Lise, stand in front of their RV at Rocky Springs. couple who stopped in at Rocky Springs, have been on the road for six months. Claude likes to hook up his guitar and keyboard to a generator, creating a makeshift stage beside his RV.

From a concrete dance floor at the same Rocky Springs camp, another Canadian yells out, “It’s beautiful,” as he swings his arms to the beat. Bob Chevalier and his

wife, Colette, have also been on the road for the last six months with their friends Christina Charest and Francois Dore Charest. The snowbirds are returning to Quebec from Acapulco,

Mexico. The Grand-Maitres, the Tremblays, the Chevaliers and Charests are migratory campers who travel North America and live in their RVs. While camped at Rocky Springs, many of them drive to Vicksburg to tour, eat and load up on living essentials. “We go to the antebellum homes, and we eat (at) a nice restaurant,” Grand-Maitre said. When he and his wife return to their home in Ontario, they will park their RV in their daughter’s driveway. “We don’t have a house anymore,” he said. “It’s much less expensive to camp — and it’s healthier.” Tremblay, however, says, “We have a house, but we don’t use our home.” Another group of campers, the Red Carpet Sams of Vicksburg, an affiliate of the Mississippi Good Sams, are prepping their campers See Season, Page C2.

Y’s Men’s Pancake sale

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Rich Feibelman, from left, Lee Davis Thames Jr., Forbes Grogan and Chris Nasif will help prepare food during the annual Y’s Men’s Pancake Sale. Platters will be sold for $6 each at the Purks YMCA off East Clay Street. Times are 6:30 to 9 a.m. Friday and 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Take-out is available by calling 601638-1071.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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PriCeY ProduCe

Substitutes can weaken need for tomatoes, peppers By The Associated Press The high price of tomatoes and peppers has Mark Paradis teaching his culinary students a new lesson — substitutions. “I haven’t even contemplated buying one,” Paradis, purchasing coordinator for Southern New Hampshire University’s culinary school, said of vineripened tomatoes. His supplier’s price for the produce recently doubled to $50 for a 25-pound case. He also is trying to wean his chefs off fresh bell peppers, switching to canned and roasted ones instead. “You’re not going to see a fresh pepper as a garnish,” he says. “If you’re doing a salsa, you’re going to have to do a roasted one, which means you’re not going to have that crunch.” A cold snap wiped out much of Florida’s tomato crop at the beginning of the year, causing wholesale prices nationwide to spike. Meanwhile, prices on peppers have more than doubled, sometimes to as much as $3 per pepper, according to federal data. For people such as Paradis, it has meant reducing his tomato order from four cases a week to one, and switching varieties. These days, he’s buying plum tomatoes, an oval-shaped variety with a hardier skin and longer shelf life. But how about at home, where fresh pasta sauce suddenly feels like an extravagance? Supermarket tomatoes can now cost as much as $2.99 a pound, a 26 percent increase over last year. Red peppers can run as much as $3.49 per pound. To satisfy your craving for salsa or for crunch and color in your salads, chefs and cooking pros offer one word: substitution. Last summer, when tomato blight hit the East Coast, sustainability advocate and cookbook author Terry Walters

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Tomatoes made her salsa from tomatillos, a tomato-like husked fruit related to the gooseberry and frequently used in Mexican cuisine. “Tomatillos are a great substitute,” she says. “They’re firm on the outside, they’re a little crispy. They’re great with the same flavors — olive oil, cilantro, fresh basil.”

As for soups and classic pasta sauces, head to the center aisles of the grocer. Canned tomatoes can sometimes be better than fresh, especially before the hot summer brings tomatoes into their full glory. “I would rather use good canned tomatoes out of season than a crummy hot house one,” says cookbook author

Mollie Katzen. “And what makes a pasta saucy doesn’t need to be tomato. It can be olive oil and garlic.” Fresh tomatoes also can be stretched in, Katzen says, by using just one or two to coat a chunky mixture of cauliflower, onions, zucchini and other vegetables. For salads, Katzen says,

move away from the tomatopepper-onion model and focus on fruit-nut-cheese salads, such as baby spinach with strawberries, walnuts and crumbled feta cheese. But more than anything, these and other professionals say, the current shortage of tomatoes and peppers offers an opportunity to eat seasonally and locally, and to expand your vegetable repertoire. “Spring is here!” says Andrew Swallow, co-founder of Mixt Greens salad boutiques, and author of the upcoming “Mixt Salads” cookbook. “Some of the best things in the world to put in salad are sugar snap peas, English peas, fennel, green garlic, spring onions. You have so many wonderful things in season that are being grown right now, you really shouldn’t have to eat tomatoes. It’s the same thing with peppers.” The local farmers market is the place to start. Perusing the stalls can open a world of new, tasty choices, such as crunchy watermelon radishes, baby yellow beets and cipollini onions, the sorts of produce that escape the notice of most supermarkets. “One novelty item last year was husk tomatoes,” Walters says. “You pull the husk back and they taste like a combination of tomato and strawberry. You’re not going to find those at your grocery store. But you might find them at a farm stand or your local farmers’ market. And sometimes the search for the food is as nourishing as the food itself.” And one thing to remember: tomatoes and peppers actually are summer fruits. There’s only a shortage if you think you should be eating them all year, which goes against the notion of local, sustainable eating to which most chefs subscribe. “You shouldn’t be eating tomatoes anyway,” Swallow says. “They’re not in season.”

Cedar-grilled Corn and Red Onion Salsa Start to finish: 1 hour (15 minutes active) Yield: 3 cups 10-ounce bag frozen corn kernels 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped (with or without seeds, according to taste) 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1 large red onion, halved 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 scallion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Salt and ground black pepper About 30 minutes before grilling, soak a cedar plank in water. You may need to weigh it down to keep it submerged. When ready to grill, heat all areas of the grill to medium. In a medium bowl, combine the corn, jalapeno, garlic and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toss well to coat. Carefully spoon the mixture in an even layer on the cedar plank. Place the plank on one side of the grill, and reduce the heat on that side of the grill to low. Cover the grill and cook for 10 minutes. Rub the remaining 1 teaspoon of oil over the slices of red onion. Place the onion on the other side of the grill (the side still set to medium). Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the corn and onion from the grill and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together the cumin, chili powder and red wine vinegar. Add the scallion and cilantro, then mix. When the corn and onion have cooled, chop the onion, then add both to the bowl. Mix well, then season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or refrigerate until cool.

Food trucks offer new career avenue for up-and-coming chefs MiAMi (AP) — Culinary student Solomon Nerio could be slaving away on the line in any Miami restaurant, chopping onions with a dozen other chefs. Instead, he took to the road in a food truck that serves Latin-influenced burgers and tacos. It’s a career path mostly unavailable to young chefs not so long ago. But the recent popularity of food trucks like the shiny black one where Nerio interns (called “the latin burger and taco truck”) has opened new avenues for those looking to break out earlier rather than later in their careers. “One thing that we’re doing is we’re giving these kids a lot of responsibility and ownership at the beginning,” said the truck’s proprietor, Ingrid Hoffman, who also stars in the Food Network’s “Simply Delicioso.” “For me, I don’t need to be the star,” she said of her truck business. “It doesn’t even carry my name. I don’t want it to. It’s about these guys.” Hoffman said she offers truck internships to encourage up-and-comers like Nerio to “dig into their skills.” Nerio, a 20-year-old sophomore at Johnson & Wales University, said he can see himself running a food truck of his own one day.

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Richard Pachino of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., eats the food he bought from a lunch truck in Miami. “It’s an opportunity you wouldn’t really expect to fall in your lap,” he said, calling the internship an adventure since he receives immediate feedback from customers. At a conventional restaurant, a young cook could work for

years in anonymity before getting that sort of spotlight treatment. Nerio is one of five culinary students making burgers and three types of tacos on the truck. Another Miami-based chef

said the work is a good fit for students. Known as Chef Jeremiah, he said he plans to hire students for his Gastropod, a 1962 Airstream, once he expands. “I think it’s a smart way to go because students are easy to


agement course designed for people who want to start businesses. The students look at trends around the country and decide how much traction they have. “I don’t think this is something I would recommend for someone right out of school,” instructor Michael Moran said of food trucks. “The conclusion we came to in our class was it was an option, if you owned a restaurant and wanted to increase your revenue.” Still, having a food truck is a less expensive avenue than a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Jim Sturgeon, coordinator of the Johnson & Wales experiential education program, said it might be easier for a culinary student to acquire a mobile type business rather than go through the hassles of rent and permits for an actual restaurant. Food trucks are a good option for culinary students, he said, if they have the financial backing. “In taking a smaller unit that is on four or six wheels, and towing it behind you, you are going out and actually looking for your client base, as opposed to the client base trying to find you with all the competition,” Sturgeon said.

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mold, but it’s more for selfish purposes because it’s cheap labor,” he said. There is no count of food trucks operating nationally, but a recent fascination with street and other ethnic foods — as well as savvy new media marketing by some trucks — has helped their number and popularity soar. Still, culinary educators don’t see this new career path changing course offerings quite yet. “I don’t see us running a course on how to run a successful food truck,” said Brad Barnes of the Culinary Institute of America. “All in all, it’s not that terribly different from anything else that takes place in our industry.” Josh Henderson agreed. The chef and owner of the Seattle-based food truck Skillet said that though “culinary schools tend to be a year or two behind,” they already bring in chefs and experts to talk about street food. In addition, food trucks provide a limited educational experience since they focus on one food group (like tacos or burgers) when students should be learning different styles and cooking methods, Henderson said. Florida International University offers a hospitality man-

Good Sams members will be at the Mississippi Agricenter Fairgrounds & Horse Park. It will feature entertainment, games and food. “The theme is Western,” Hickman said. “You can wear Western attire or whatever.” About five of the club’s 30

members plan to attend, she said. The Mississippi Development Authority’s tourism division estimates Canadians make up 35 to 40 percent of international visitors to the state. The MDA also estimates out-of-state visitors

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Imagination is what it takes to get something new on aisle 6 DENVER (AP) — Late-night brainstorming. Kitchen tinkering. Reams of research or an offhand joke. There’s no telling where the next big thing in food will come from. Thousands of new products get introduced each year, but what doesn’t show up in grocery aisles or restaurants is who cooked up the idea to begin with, and how long it took. It took more than a year for Frito-Lay Inc. to turn its cheeseburger-flavored Doritos Late Night All Nighter chips from white-paper idea to snack attack. And Qdoba Mexican Grill added Mexican gumbo in 2006 after a franchisee saw employees ladling tortilla soup over a naked burrito. It’s still on the menu. When Kashi was exploring offering healthy frozen entrées, it sought help from a consulting firm that has tapped the creative minds of everyone from a jewelry designer and an improv comedian to “Top Chef” winner Hosea Rosenberg. “Some of the best products we’ve ever come up with started with some ridiculous, off-the-wall suggestion someone’s just joking about,” Rosenberg said. In 2008, Doritos suffered a single-digit percentage drop in sales that might have pushed the brand to remind people of more occasions for eating snacks. But Rudy Wilson, Frito-Lay’s vice president of marketing, said Doritos was just trying to deliver what customers want when it introduced the cheeseburger tortilla chips. The orange chip looks like any other Dorito. But proprietary technology used in other divisions was deployed to create phased flavors, so someone biting into the chip might first taste a smoky barbecued meat flavor, then lettuce, pickle and mustard. “One of the things we recognized with our fans is that they love Doritos at night, so when we did a lot of testing, we realized a lot of the flavors they love at night,” Wilson

‘Bean Appetit’ makes for fun in the kitchen By Michele Kayal The Associated Press

than a raw one). This is a wonderful little volume for creating fun at the table, as well as lifelong habits for healthy eating. Once they’ve eaten all their veggies, you can treat the whole family to a work of art for dessert. “What’s New Cupcake,” a sequel to the bestselling “Hello, Cupcake,” makes pastry artists out of even the most butterfingered parents. Ordinary candies, such as malted balls, M&M’s, candy corns and marshmallow peanuts, are used to transform ordinary cupcakes into fish, suns and lobsters. Jellybeans masquerade as flower petals and butterflies. An entire meal of pork lo mein and Chinese fried rice — take out container and all — emerges from a tumble of green Tootsie Rolls, puffed rice cereal and jellybeans. The beautiful photos and easy-to-follow directions (diagrams included!) help even the cake-mix challenged create cupcakes that look like lattice pies and critters from ducks to moose to flamingos. It’ll make you want to stock the pantry with pink and blue sugars, mini-marshmallows, flaked coconut and tiny pretzel sticks that double as animal legs, trees or buttresses.

The beautiful photos and easy-to-follow directions (diagrams included!) help even the cake-mix challenged create cupcakes that look like lattice pies and critters from ducks to moose to flamingos. It’ll make you want to stock the pantry with pink and blue sugars, mini-marshmallows, flaked coconut and tiny pretzel sticks that double as animal legs, trees or buttresses.

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“Top Chef” winner Hosea Rosenberg seasons his gumbo. said. Teams looked at trends, hung out until all hours to see where their customers were eating and what, tasted all the leading brands. “We literally tried everything you could think of that’s typical late night,” Wilson said. Wilson wouldn’t release specifics, but said the cheeseburger-flavored Dorito is exceeding sales expectations.

He wouldn’t say which flavors got passed over, in case Doritos uses them later. Not including customer research, PepsiCo Inc. spent $414 million on research and development of new products and different versions of existing ones for all its brands last year, according to regulatory filings. One in 1,000 brainstormed ideas might make it to shelves,

and one in three of those might succeed, said Launch Pad’s Frank Kvietok, whose past includes developing Febreze products for Procter & Gamble Co. Launch Pad is a firm that helps bring new products to market. For example, its product developers worked with beFull Solutions, maker of the Fullbar weight-loss snack bar.

KFC’s Double Down

New sandwich replaces bun with... chicken

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By The Associated Press First came boneless wings. Now KFC wants you to chow down on a sandwich that uses (what else?) chicken for the bun. The KFC Double Down, which launched Monday, is essentially a sandwich with two chicken filets taking the place of bread slices. In between are two pieces of bacon, melted slices of Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack cheese and a zesty sauce. How much will it cost? About $5 and 540 calories (460 for the grilled version), putting it on caloric par with fast-food standards like the McDonald’s Big Mac or a large order of french fries at Burger King. But calories aren’t everything. Nutritionists caution that consumers also should pay attention to the sandwich’s salt and fat. The Double Down has 1,380 milligrams of sodium (1,430 milligrams grilled). That’s close to the American Heart Association’s recommendation that adults eat less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. “This is not a healthy choice,” said Walter Willett, chairman of the nutrition department at the Harvard School of Public Health. While Willett said eliminating the white bread is a good thing to do, “what really sets this product apart is the incredible amount of sodium in one sandwich.” Elisa Zied, a registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, said the 32 grams of fat is about half the total fat most Americans should be getting

Tired of books that tell you how to hide the broccoli in a pan of brownies? Need a fresh approach to making healthy food fun for the kids? Check out “Bean Appetit.” The book, from the founders of Bean Sprouts cafe in Madison, Wis., offers goofy, eye-rolling chapter titles — “Let it Bean” and “Peacasso” — and kidfriendly recipes the little ones can make for themselves. Some of the recipes rely on gimmicks — tomato faces and spinachand-chicken palm trees — but most present a fullfrontal view of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. A spinach-andcheese omelet becomes a finger-friendly “Ready to RollUp” and the apple-sweet potato “Snuggle-Up Soup” gets served in a hollowed-out apple. “Pinwheel Pot Stickers” flaunt carrots, edamame and avocado. Part activity guide, part cookbook, “Bean Appetit” also includes skill-building challenges, such as how to crack an egg and how to use chopsticks. Tips on table manners are supplemented with conversation-inspiring questions (‘If your family were to form a band, what would you name it?”) and fun food facts (a hard boiled egg will spin longer

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The Double Down has 1,380 milligrams of sodium (1,430 milligrams grilled). That’s close to the American Heart Association’s recommendation that adults eat less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. in an entire day. She also was concerned about the saturated fat content. KFC’s timing with the Double Down — which will be available through mid-May — may seem odd when many fastfood restaurants are promoting healthier menu items to please an increasingly healthconscious public. KFC’s parent company, Yum

Brands Inc., has committed to placing calorie counts on menu boards at corporateowned restaurants nationwide by Jan. 1, 2011. A recently passed federal law eventually will require all chain restaurants to do so. But the company said the chicken-as-bun concept tested so well in selected markets last year they decided to intro-

duce it nationwide for a limited time. KFC spokesman Rick Maynard noted that “more indulgent” sandwiches like the Double Down share menu space with lower-calorie options. “That’s one of the things that make our restaurants popular,” he said. “We have something for everyone.”


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Jarhead” — A Marine, Jake Gyllenhaal, and his comrades, Peter Sarsgaard and Jamie Foxx, form brotherly bonds while patrolling the Iraqi desert during the Gulf War./9:30 on FX n SPORTS Baseball — The Houston Astros face NL Central rival St. Louis and the always-dangerous Albert Pujols in Busch Stadium in this season’s first Jake Gyllenhaal edition of Wednesday Night Baseball./7 on ESPN2 n PRIMETIME “The New Adventures of Old Christine” — Christine takes a cranky, pregnant New Christine to a salon for some pampering while Richard plans a surprise wedding./7 on CBS

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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Loretta Lynn, country singer, 75; John Shea, actor, 61; Brad Garrett, actor, 50; Anthony Michael Hall, actor, 42; Sarah Michelle Gellar, actress, 33; Rob McElhenney, actor-producer, 33; Abigail Breslin, actress,14. n DEATHS Walter G. Cowan — A longtime New Orleans newspaper reporter and editor has died at the age of 98. Cowan was a former vice president of The Times-Picayune Publishing Corp. and a former president of the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Association. The Times-Picayune reported Tuesday that he died over the weekend. His career began in 1936, when New Orleans was a multi-newspaper city. Carolyn M. Rodgers — A Chicago poet and writer who helped found one of the country’s oldest and largest black-owned book publishers has died. Rodgers was 69. The Chicago-based Third World Press said she died April 2 at Mercy Hospital after battling an undisclosed illness. The Chicago native wrote nine books, including “How I got Ovah.” Her work often delved into the experiences of black women.


Minor replacing Eubanks on ‘Tonight’ Rickey Minor of “American Idol” is taking over as music director of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” NBC said. He replaces Kevin Eubanks, who made his May 28 departure date official Monday. In an announcement Tuesday, NBC says Minor is expected to debut on the show June 7. Minor is the music director of “American Idol,” whose season ends in late May. He will continue Rickey Minor to consult with “American Idol” creator Simon Fuller on various projects. Minor has also served as music director of the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards and “The NAACP Image Awards.” Eubanks has been aboard “Tonight” since Leno took over as host in 1992.

Warrants issued, again, for Quaid, wife Randy Quaid and his wife are once again wanted by authorities. The couple failed to show up for a court appearance in Santa Barbara Monday on charges they defrauded an innkeeper. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter says they also didn’t show up when their case was again called on Tuesday. Arrest warrants have been repeatedly sought and later Randy and Evi Quaid quashed for the Quaids, who were charged last year with failing to pay a $10,000 hotel bill. They pleaded not guilty in December and were released on $40,000 bail. Carter said that bail has now been forfeited. Randy Quaid has appeared in several films, including “Independence Day” and “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

Octuplets mom to be on ‘Oprah’ The octuplets’ mother will appear on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ next week and discuss how she is raising her 14 kids, Nadya Suleman’s attorney said. Jeff Czech told the Orange County Register on Tuesday that Oprah sent a TV crew to film at Suleman’s La Habra home last week. He says Suleman went to a Los Angeles studio to film a remote interview with Oprah that is scheduled to air on April 20. The attorney says the interview covered “straight talk” about surviving with her family of 14 and Oprah asked his client “some hardballs.”


Driving instructor busted for speeding A driving instructor in France taught three of his students a lesson about the consequences of speeding, when police stopped him for exceeding the speed limit — with the students in the car. Police immediately suspended the instructor’s license for four months after he was clocked at 83 miles per hour in a 60-mile zone on a highway off-ramp in Valence, in southeast France, according to local police commander Claude Bourrelly. The students had just taken driving tests when their instructor was stopped. It was unclear whether they passed their tests. The instructor’s boss at a driving school in Valence, Jean-pierre Mounier, said Tuesday he was ready to give the instructor another chance, calling him “a very good worker.”

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Documentary tracks human-canine connections LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Arnold spends her life breeding, training and matching service dogs for people with disabilities or special needs. It was her own quest for a dog that saw her through her darkest years when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and her father’s death dimmed her chance for independence. “I remember not wanting to leave the house,” she said. “I felt very awkward, scared. It surprised me how frightened I was to be left alone. You feel so vulnerable.” Arnold has written a book, “Through a Dog’s Eyes,” that comes out in September. A PBS documentary based on the book and narrated by Neil Patrick Harris debuts April 21 at 7 p.m. Harris, star of “How I Met Your Mother” and a dog owner, said he was “wildly moved” by the documentary about the bond between the service canines and the people they help. “You can see it in the faces of these dogs,” he said. Arnold was 16 and carefree, enjoying life with her mother and eye surgeon father in Atlanta. Then doctors said she had multiple sclerosis and she found herself in a wheelchair. Her father tried to get her a service dog, but she was far down on the waiting list. So they decided to set up their own service dog training school, Canine Assistants, an

On TV “Through a Dog’s Eyes” premieres at 7 p.m. on PBS

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Michael Rodriguez with his dog, Louie, at the Canine Assistants training camp in Atlanta academy her father planned to fund by delaying his retirement. Three weeks later, he was hit and killed by a drunken motorcycle driver. But Arnold and her mother didn’t abandon the dream. They went to work and raised money for the school. It took 10 years, but they incorporated on Dec. 31, 1991, and started training their first dog in March 1992. Canine Assistants is now

among the largest service dog providers in the country. “Through a Dog’s Eyes” looks at Arnold’s treat-based teach-

ing methods. The film focuses on five people, their families and the dogs. Bryson Casey, 30, of Kansas City, Mo., served in Iraq as a captain with the National Guard. He came home and was in a car crash that left him a quadriplegic. He and his dog, Wagner, bonded instantly. “Some of the most healed people I’ve ever known are quadriplegics,” said Arnold. She is now 46, her disease is in remission and she is married to the academy’s staff veterinarian. Her mother died in 1997. In the last 20 years, Canine Assistants has given away 1,000 dogs; there is a waiting list of nearly 2,000.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — Because you’ll not expect more than you deserve and are willing to work for what you get, things will work out quite well for you, both personally and where your commercial affairs are concerned. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you find yourself in the position of needing to speak up in order to get something to which you’re entitled, do so tactfully. You’ll get what you want faster if you don’t ruffle any feathers. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Making a small sacrifice in order to help a friend won’t be any big deal to you. If that’s what needs to be done, you’ll simply act on your instincts and do so without any fanfare. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Make an effort to communicate with that person who keeps coming in and out of your thoughts. If your instincts are urging you to get in touch with him/her, don’t ignore them. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Instead of letting your thoughts meander all over the place, your life will be more rewarding if you focus on one objective at a time. With a clear purpose in mind, accomplishments become easier. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t let a complicated development intimidate you today. Once you begin your deductions, you’ll realize how well equipped you are to easily be able to sort things out. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Being able to assess situations as each one arises and not expecting something for nothing are the two reasons why you’ll handle things so well today. You’ll be rewarded for your readiness. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Being one who is serious-minded today, those who are no-nonsense thinkers will prove to be your best companions. You’ll be happiest hanging out with likeminded friends. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Enormous gratification can be derived today by agreeing to do a task others find too difficult to handle. To your credit, you won’t let their insecurities influence you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You accept the notion that actions speak louder than words, but do you apply this where your loved ones are concerned? Make sure your gestures express what is truly in your heart. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Exert a conscientious effort toward contributing to the welfare of those you love, and everything good will automatically fall into place. Actions will speak more loudly than words. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Express your views honestly today but do so with consideration for the feelings of your listeners. There are many ways of telling people what they need to hear.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am finishing my first year at the University of Wisconsin. I’m maintaining good grades while enjoying a pretty good social life. I have pledged a sorority, and this has given me the opportunity to get to know older students. I graduated from a high school in a small town. Yes, some kids did drink and some did drugs, but it was not an epidemic. Here, at the U of W, I’m learning that some students do a lot of drinking. One of my sorority sisters even bragged that she doesn’t drink often, but when she does, she really puts it down. She is one of the girls known as a binger. I think I can figure out what a binger is, but I would appreciate it if you could “enlighten” me. — Lucy, Madison, Wis. Lucy: Binge drinking, also known as high-risk drinking, is a social phenomenon associated with college students. It is defined as having five or more drinks in a row for males, and four or more in a row for females. Group pressure pushes students to consume large amounts of alcohol in short periods of time. According to studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, half of the college males and 40 percent of the females who consume alcohol are binge drinkers. The practice is considered high risk because, according to the study, binge drinkers are 10 times more likely than moderate drinkers to have unplanned and unprotected sex, to cause personal injury and property damage, to skip classes and to have personal problems. A study of UCLA students found that 31 percent of binge drinkers admitted having sex that they regretted, compared to 7 percent of moderate drinkers. Three percent of female binge drinkers were sexually assaulted compared to zero percent of moderate female drinkers. Interestingly, many young binge-drinking students were alcohol-free when they entered college, but got swept up in the “party hearty” spirit on their campus. College administrators are aware of this problem and are doing all they can to keep student drinking under control. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

that may bring comfort to my family and friends when it’s my time to go. Abby, would it be out of line to make a goodbye video of myself? It would include fond memories that would put a smile on someone’s face and allow my family and friends to remember me as I was alive, not as I lay in a coffin. Instead of a plastic bookmark, I could leave a DVD of my final goodbyes. I have a health problem and don’t know how long I have, so I’d like to know what you and your readers think about my idea. I trust your advice, Abby, so please let me know. — Final Farewell, Upstate New York Dear Farewell: As long as your video is done tastefully, I see no reason why you shouldn’t do it. We live in an age when video and YouTube are a part of our everyday lives. I’m sure your memento will be treasured by the loved

ones you leave behind. Dear Abby: For Valentine’s Day I bought a dozen red roses and had them delivered to my girlfriend’s workplace. On her way home that evening, she made a stop at the grocery store and encountered a distraught young man near tears because he couldn’t afford to buy flowers for his girlfriend. She offered him money but he refused, so she gave him the roses I bought for her. (Abby, they had cost me more than $82!) The whole episode still has me upset. I know the roses were a gift and she had every right to do with them as she wished. But I think what she did was thoughtless and insensitive and didn’t take my feelings into consideration. She says I am narrow-minded because I don’t see it from her perspective. What do you think? — Grinched in Iowa Dear Grinched: I can see

you care about this relationship, you’ll stop brooding and drop the matter.

how, having spent as much as you did for the roses, you could be upset. I can also see how your kindhearted girlfriend might have had pity on the guy and acted on impulse. While the roses were hers, she could have accomplished the same thing by giving him one or two of the roses to give to his girlfriend. However, if

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Make surgery last option to repair torn rotator cuff Dear Dr. Gott: I have not seen anything in your column about a torn rotator cuff. I have one in my right shoulder. I am a 79-year-old male and wonder if an operation would help me in any way. I had a triple bypass in 1977 and implants placed in my prostate. Other than that, I’m in good health. Dear Reader: The muscles and tendons that connect the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade and hold the ball of the bone firmly into the shoulder socket are known as the rotator cuff. Injuries result primarily from a fall with impact to the arm, the aging process, poor posture and from repetitive activity — specifically, that which is done overhead. Symptoms include loss of motion because of pain and shoulder weakness. A torn rotator cuff can occur because of bursitis, tendonitis or a tear or strain. Bursitis is irritation and/or inflammation of the bursa located between the shoulder joint and tendons of the rotator cuff. Tendonitis is essentially inflammation of the tendons caused by excessive use, such as is seen in tennis players or carpenters. This excessive use can lead to tears or strains of the area. Diagnosis is commonly made by physical exam. When questions remain, your physician might choose to order an X-ray, ultrasound or MRI. Temporarily discontinuing the irritating activity, applying cold packs, which can be purchased at your local pharmacy or improvised with a bag of frozen peas from your refrigerator, gentle daily exercise and over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, can ease the pain. If these conservative measures fail to provide relief, visit your physician to determine the next step that might be physical therapy, a steroid injection or surgery. If surgery is recommended, obtain a referral to an orthopedic specialist for confirmation. He or she will be able to repair any tears or remove any bone spurs or calcium deposits. I do not believe your age or medical history should prevent you from having surgery; however, I recommend you consider conservative measures first. Dear Dr. Gott: Since last June, I have experienced tight neck muscles that make it a problem to sleep and drive my car. I’ve tried everything except acupuncture. My doctor is unconcerned. I’m 70 and in good health. I exercise three or four times a week on a stationary bike, garden and walk. Can you help me? Dear Reader: There are 33 vertebrae in the spine, seven of which are in the neck. The neck holds up your head, which, on average, weighs about 10 pounds. With poor posture, even a few centimeters of poorly distributed weight can place an enormous burden on the neck muscles.


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So muscles tighten up as a defense mechanism and cause pain. Other than posture, other possible causes are osteoarthritis of the neck, fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica and hypothyroidism. I recommend you see a sports therapist or request a referral to the physical-therapy department of your local hospital. You can be taught proper exercises that will strengthen the neck and, I hope, eliminate pain and stiffness.

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Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together for a number of years, and were close friends before dating. We have lived together for 10 months now and pretty much act like a married couple. I feel I am ready to become engaged. He, on the other hand, feels we should wait until his 16-year-old daughter, “Lacy,” moves out — either back with her mother or on her own. He doesn’t feel it’s “right” for us to marry before then. We are both adults, and while I don’t want to disregard Lacy’s feelings, I think this is something WE should decide. We have told her many times that our relationship doesn’t mean Daddy loves her any less. Something in me is beginning to think he’s just making excuses and he won’t “buy the cow” as long as he’s getting the milk for free. I feel


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01. Legals The following vehicles are considered abandoned and will be sold for charges incurred. 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme VIN# 13R47AAR506287 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme VIN# 1G3AR47A1ER312525 R&B Auto Repair 714 Main Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 Date of Sale: 4/15/2010 Time of Sale: 9:00 A.M. Publish: 3/31, 4/7, 4/14(3t) Notice of Sale Abandoned Vehicles for Sale 1995 Nissan KSX VIN: 1N6HD16S3SC397210 2001 Ford Windstar VIN: 2FMZA51451BB21041 1993 Toyota Corolla VIN: JT2AE09E6P0011589 2004 Chevrolet TRB VIN: 1GNDS13SX42142176 Date of Sale: Friday, 5/14/2010 Place of Sale: 7830 Hwy 27 Vicksburg, Ms 39180 Time of Sale: 8:00 AM Publish: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21(3t) INVITATION FOR BIDS FOREST PROUCTS FOR SALE NOTICE Sealed bids will be received by the Vicksburg Warren School District up to and no later than 10:00 a.m., April 22, 2010 for the right to cut and remove all timber, standing or down, designated for that purpose on Section 21, Township 17 North, Range 4 East and Section 15, Township 14 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the material for sale, conditions of sale and submission of bids should be obtained from Tommy Walker, Mississippi Forestry Commission Office, Vicksburg, Mississippi, phone number 601-927-9383. The right to reject any and all bids is reserved. Publish: 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21 (4t) SUMMONS (FAMILY LAW) CASE NUMBER: FFL111027 NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: ANTHONY S. CULBERTSON YOU ARE BEING SUED. PETITIONER'S NAME IS: JASMINE M. CULBERTSON You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons And Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and your custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center ( HYPERLINK "", at the California Legal Services Web Site ( HYPERLINK "", or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received a copy of them. The name and address of the court are: SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SOLANO 600 UNION AVENUE FAIRFIELD, CA 94533 The name and address, and telephone number of petitioner's attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: Jasmine M. Culbertson 3457 Norwalk Place Fairfield, CA 94534 Date: MAR 22, 2010 Clerk, By S. Mora, Deputy Publish: 3/24, 3/31,4/7, 4/14 (4t)

01. Legals LEGAL NOTICE The Division of Public Safety Planning, Office of Justice Programs is accepting a second round of proposals under the Recovery STOP Formula Grant Program. Proposals should focus on job creation and job retention in efforts to hire and retain criminal justice and victim services personnel that respond to violent crimes committed against women as a way to develop and strengthen effective law enforcement, prosecution strategies, and victim services in cases involving these crimes. A copy of the Request for Proposals (RFP) and application packet will be forwarded upon request. Requests should be made in writing to Emberly K. Holmes, Division of Public Safety Planning, Office of Justice Programs, 3750 I-55 North Frontage Road, Jackson, and MS 39211 or by calling (601) 987-4990. All applications for funding must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2010 Publish: 4/9, 4/14 (2t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB PLAINTIFF VS. CIVIL ACTION NO.2010--018 GN CURTIS FOXX, MISSISSIPPI STATE TAX COMMISSION, AND ANY AND ALL PERSONS REAL OR CORPORATE HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST TO CERTAIN PROPERTY IN WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI DEFENDANTS ALIAS SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN To: Curtis Foxx 55 Ironwood Drive Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 You have been made a Defendant in the suit filed in the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi by Flagstar Bank, FSB, in which Plaintiff seeks to Declare Mobile Home Permanently Affixed to and Part of Real Property, and for Issuance of Writ of Mandamus Requiring Issuance of Certificate of Title. You are required to mail or hand deliver a copy of a written response to the Complaint to Bradley P. Jones, the attorney for the Plaintiff, whose post office address is Post Office Box 400, Brandon, MS 39043, and whose street address is 2001 Creek Cove, Suite A, Brandon, Mississippi 39042. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE 31st DAY OF March 2010, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS ALIAS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT 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 Chancery Clerk of Warren County Mississippi, within a reasonable time afterward. ISSUED under my hand and seal of said Court, this 23rd day of March 2010. Chancery Clerk Warren County, Mississippi Dot McGee By: Denise Bailey Deputy Clerk Publish: 3/31, 4/7, 4/14(3t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 5th day of January, 2007 and acknowledged on the 5th day of January, 2007, Ned H Jones, Jr. & Valencia R Jones, married, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Dennis F Hardiman of Bristol County, RI, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1633 at Page 670 Instrument #242091; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 614 Instrument #272757; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 628 Instrument #272778; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on

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g , the 5th day of May, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All that certain tract of parcel of land lying and being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi: All of Lot Ninety-Eight (98) of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part "A" of Part Two, a plat whereof appears of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 39 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Record. For title reference see Deed recorded December 27, 1994 in Book 1030 Page 736. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this day April 9, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ccn/F09-2521 Publish: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28(3t)

CLAIBORNE COUNTY HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY ACCEPTING OF BIDS Beginning Thursday, April 14, 2010, Claiborne County Human Resource Agency will be accepting sealed "BIDS" for resurfacing of parking lot. The deadline for all bids is Friday, April 23, 2010, 5:00 p.m. The agency reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The area of pavement may be seen by contacting Claiborne County Human Resource Agency from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our office is located at 1703 Bridewell Lane Port Gibson, MS 39150. Interested individuals may contact the Director, Hugh Johnson, at (601) 437-3063 for further information. Publish: 4/14, 4/21(2t)

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02. Public Service TAX REFUND TIME is near! Fast IRS Electronic Filing, let WWISCAA do it! FREE! Begins Tuesday, January 19, 2010, MondayFriday, 10am-6pm, Saturdays by appointment 9am1pm. Call 601-638-2474, 2022 Cherry Street.

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

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601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment. Classifieds Really Work!

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE NEEDED Must be computer literate, have a pleasant telephone manner and be good with customers. Please send resume to: Dept. 3721, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668 Vicksburg, MS 39182 or e-mail to Please note Dept. 3721 in the subject line.


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06. Lost & Found

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Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND! FEMALE DACHSHUND. FOUND in the Drummond Street area. Call 601-2181253.


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

MEDIUM BROWN DOG found in Walmart parking lot. Contact the Vicksburg Warren Humane Society. 601-636-6631.

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FOUND! Rottweiler, male. Found near Culkin Road area. Call 601-218-1550.

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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! MALE MIXED BREED. Stocky, black with tan legs, cheeks, eyebrows, taking medication, missing from Highway 80 vicinity. 601415-2777.

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Seeking Owner Operators Flatbed-Bulk Cement Tank Division *SE Regional Runs *Home on Weekends Avg Gross $2500$3000 per Week *Paid Orientation $500 *You pay just $1.99 for fuel 877-447-4450 ext 3

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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.

FIELD SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE (FSR) needed. We are looking for a contract, seasonal FSR in the Vicksburg area for the 2010 harvest season. The FSR acts as a liaison between farmers and MachineryLink as equipment is delivered and picked up from farms. Responsibilities include inventory, inspection, customer training and issue resolution. We offer pay of $25 an hour and mileage reimbursement. Must have excellent customer service skills and a working knowledge of combines and supply own transportation, tools, cell phone, e-mail and/ or fax. This is a contract seasonal job with no benefits. MachinerLink is the leading and fastest growing provider of combine leasing programs to agricultural producers in North America. The company started with three combines in 2000 and today maintains the largest private fleet of combines in North America. Our headquarters are in Kansas City, MO, with operational centers near Wichita, KS and North Sioux City, SD. Send confidential resume to careers@machin or confidential fax to 775-703-7218. EOE

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

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BOAT PILOT Warren County Kings Point Ferry Vicksburg, MS Minimum license 100 ton required; passenger endorsement preferred or willingness to obtain endorsement. Guaranteed 40 hour work week. No overnight or out of town travel. Salary is $16.07 per hour. Great benefits package. Application and job description available at Warren County Road Department, 200 County Lane, Vicksburg, MS 39183. Phone (601) 636-1431 or fax (601) 631-4101 Attn: Richard Winans

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Surveillance Operator The successful candidates will be accountable for protecting casino assets via CCTV on a shift. Responsibilities include adhering to gaming regulations and internal controls. Monitors cash drops, banks, cage, slots, count rooms, and analyzes Reports. High school diploma or equivalent required. One to two years experience in security and/or surveillance. Must hold a valid gaming license by the state. Interested applicants may apply Tuesday and Thursday from 9am through 4pm or send resume to:

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Field Support Representative (FSR) We are looking for a contract, seasonal FSR in the Vicksburg area for the 2010 harvest season. The FSR acts as a liaison between farmers and MachineryLink as equipment is delivered and picked up from farms. Responsibilities include inventory, inspection, customer training and issue resolution. We offer pay of $25 an hour and mileage reimbursement. Must have excellent customer service skills and a working knowledge of combines and supply own transportation, tools, cell phone, e-mail and/or fax. This is a contract seasonal job with no benefits. MachineryLink is the leading and fastest growing provider of combine leasing programs to agricultural producers in North America. The company started with three combines in 2000, and today maintains the largest private fleet of combines in North America. Our headquarters are in Kansas City, MO, with operational centers near Wichita, KS and North Sioux City, SD. Send confidential resume to or confidential fax to 775-703-7218. EOE

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

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07. Help Wanted QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

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

13. Situations Wanted NEED SPRING CLEANING? Retired from health care. First hour free. Call 601-2386500.

14. Pets & Livestock 07. Help Wanted

CNA 11-7 shift full time and prn 7-3/3-11 We offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance, PTO & 401K-Plan for full time employees Apply in Person at: Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm EOE

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   !! " # $%&'$($' )*)* #     ' + " PERSON NEEDED TO transcribe newspaper articles to disk and format for transfer into data base as word documents. Send inquiries to: Dept. #3722, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Resumes are being accepted for a Full-Time Kindergarten/ Daycare Director. MS Health Dept. qualifications. Send resume to P.O. Box 820772, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2010.

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17. Wanted To Buy $ CASH TODAY I buy junk cars, trucks and vans. Call 601-631-4346. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale BLUEBERRY PLANTS, $5 each. Fruit trees, $7 each. Call 601-529-5150. CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP, headless, frozen. Frog legs. Crawfish. Alligator. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1901 North Frontage Road. 601-638-7001.

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CKC COCKER SPANIEL. 10 months old, female, current shots, wormed. $225. 601-631-1505.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale GE WASHER AND DRYER for sale. Good condition, $400. Call 318-341-2038 JOHN DEERE LT160 42 inch mower. Used 6 seasons. Paid $2600, asking $900. 601-415-5995.

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HIGHWAY 80 GARAGE SALE, downtown Delhi. April 15th, 16th and 17th (Thursday- Saturday) 8am4pm. Lots of sellers, good variety.

A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable, 601-218-1448, 601-636-2629.

OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. 114 Monument Place. $700 monthly plus electricity. Gas and water paid. Call Joey at 601-5296312.

LARGE COLLECTION SIGNATURE Coca Cola memorabilia. Great pieces, priced to sell, must see. 601-529-2920.

HUGE MOVING/ ESTATE sale, furniture, household items, clothing, much, much more, Saturday, Sunday 7am-3pm, 85 Turnerville Road.

OFFICE FURNITURE FOR SALE. Computer equipment, desks, chairs, Mexican Pine table with 6 chairs and matching buffet. Call David at 601-631-0065.

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TREADMILL. BRAND NEW, could not use (bad knees). Paid $400, asking $200. 601-437-0478.

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QUALITY PAINTING and Pressure Washing for the lowest price. Call Willie Walker at 601-638-2107. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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SPORTS we dn e sdAY, April 14, 2010 • SE C TI O N D

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

Weaver takes over PCA football program free agency Find out where NFL free agents have signed List/D2

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Mt. Salus Thursday, 4 p.m. VHS at Greenville Friday, 7 p.m. St. Al at Mize Friday, 7 p.m. WC at Clinton Friday, 7 p.m.

By Steve Wilson


Porters Chapel has found its man to lead the football program. And PCA officials had only to cross the river to find him. Vicksburg native and former PCA assistant coach John Weaver took over as the Eagles’ head coach on Tuesday after spending a year as Tallulah Academy’s coach. He rejoins his mentor Doug Branning, who left Tallulah to become PCA’s headmaster. It was little surprise when Bill Fleming stepped down as coach that Branning tapped his former top lieutenant for the position.

“It was pretty much him,” Branning said of his shortlist of candidates. “We’re excited to have my good John friend John Weaver with me and I have all of the confidence in him personally and professionally and as a leader of young people. We look very forward to the future.” Weaver, who lives in Vicksburg and who is soon to be married, said that his primary motivation was the desire to work with Branning

and be closer to his family in town, including his ailing grandfather. “Doug Branning and I work well together as a team,” Weaver said. “A big influence was being closer to my family. Nothing against Tallulah, because I love those kids and I love that school and I’m thankful for the opportunity I had there. It wasn’t a spur-of the-moment type of deal.” The hiring will only add spice to PCA’s season opener against Tallulah at Eagles Field in August. Weaver led the Trojans to 27-23 victory over PCA last season. He will inherit an excellent core of talent like defensive back Montana McDaniel, running back Kreuz Feder-

ick and linemen Caze Brewer and Ghost Jones. There is also a strong junior high class coming up. Weaver’s work ethic, which Branning experienced firsthand with him as his defensive coordinator, was a big draw. “He’s what I call a 24/7 coach,” Branning said. “He’s an extremely knowledgable coach and he has outstanding leadership qualities for leading young people.” As for what kind of schemes he will implement at PCA, Weaver was cagey. All that one can expect from Weaver is a supply of Nila wafer cookies and yellow steno pads with scribbled ideas.

Vicksburg beats Warren central

pREp baSEbaLL

Hillcrest shoots down Eagles

PREP SOFTBALL WC at Greenville-St. Joe Thursday, 4 p.m. VHS hosts Pearl Thursday, 6 p.m.


7 p.m. ESPN2 - The Houston Astros face NL Central rival St. Louis and the always-dangerous Albert Pujols in Busch Stadium in this season’s first edition of Wednesday Night Baseball.

By Steve Wilson


CHRISTIAN BRANNING Northwest Rankin tennis player signed with Mississippi College on Tuesday. His grandparents are Jack and Frances Branning of Vicksburg.


mErEdiTh spEncEr•The Vicksburg PosT

Vicksburg players, from left, Jonathan Clay (10), Keaton Jones (7) and Lamar Anthony (25) celebrate after teammate Cody Waddell hit a home run against Warren Central at Bazinsky Field Tuesday. More photos/

Rematch goes to Gators

Kahne headed to Hendrick

By Jeff Byrd

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kasey Kahne has completed a deal to drive for Hendrick Motorsports in 2012 but still needs to iron out his plans for next season, The Associated Press has learned. A person familiar with Kahne’s plans spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because portions of Kahne’s deal are still being worked out. Kasey Kahne Most notably, it’s not clear where Kahne will drive in 2011. HMS is currently at NASCAR’s four-car limit, and Kahne is working out a deal to succeed Mark Martin in the No. 5 car in 2012. Martin has one more season left on an extension he signed last year, and owner Rick Hendrick plans to honor that deal. “I’ve actually thought a lot about that but I’m not sure what I’m going to do next year,” Kahne said after taking batting practice with the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday.

What had been ho-hum game for six innings, suddenly got interesting in the seventh inning with plenty of controversy mixed in. The Vicksburg Gators saw what they thought was a game-ending catch in foul ground by Justin Pettway get wiped off. Instead of an 8-4 win, Warren Central’s Dylan Wooten got another stab against Vicksburg left-hander Jacob Thomas and responded with a twoout double to make it 8-6. Thomas came back and struck out Carlos Gonzalez to finish off the Gators’ victory and deny Warren Central’s bid to clinch the Division 4-6A title before nearly 800 fans at Bazinsky Field. Just about all anyone could talk about was the bizarre play in the right field corner when Pettway’s potential game-ending grab was overturned. “Justin said he made the


La. Pick 3: 9-8-8 La. Pick 4: 9-7-5-0 Weekly results: D2

“I’m always thinking of how to get ahead of the next guy. I’m always watching film,” Weaver said. “I’m not one of these guys who is stuck on one particular philosophy. I believe that you have to adapt to your talent and put your best athletes in the best situations so they can produce for me.” The 29-year-old is a former punter at Hinds Community College and Delta State and he was an assistant, North Sunflower and SharkeyIssaquena along with PCA before heading to Tallulah. Weaver’s top assistant will be Jerry Bourne, the PCA baseball coach who will return to run PCA’s offense as he did under Fleming.

Division 4-6a Standings Warren Central Vicksburg Clinton G’ville-Weston

Vicksburg’s Taylor Brocato celebrates after hitting a triple against Warren Central at Bazinsky Field Tuesday. catch. The ball never left his glove. He threw out a piece of wood. It should’ve been

a great game-ending play,” Gator coach Jamie Creel said.

5-1 3-2 3-3 0-5

“I thought he dropped it and that’s what the third base umpire said,” Warren Central coach Josh Abraham said. Pettway said he had an up-close encounter with the wooden fence. “I knew it was going to be close. I hit the wall and a piece of the fence fell out. That’s what they must’ve saw. I had the ball. The first base ump said it was a catch and the third base umpire said it wasn’t. I just know I went face first,” Pettway said. “I thought he had it,” said Thomas, who picked up the complete game win. He See Rematch, Page D4.

In the last two games, Porters Chapel has piled up errors at a maddening rate. There were the overthrows on the bases, dropped third strikes and various other miscues that turned close games into routs. But on Tuesday, the Eagles cleaned up all of that and put a scare into visiting Hillcrest Academy. But the Eagles were fell short in a 10-8 decision at Pierce Field. John Michael Harris, who tied the contest at 5 all in the third with a three-run home run, believes that the loss will be a positive springboard for the Eagles, who can clinch the District 5-A title with a sweep of Mt. Salus on Thursday. “Tonight, we came together as a team for the first time this season,” Harris said. Evidence of that was in the error column. The Eagles had a rough patch of two costly errors which were key in a six-run rally by Hillcrest in the fifth. But they finished the night with just four. The Eagles also swung the sticks with confidence. It was surprising considering that they were facing a Hillcrest starter, Josh Rogers, who is a Southern Miss signee. Harris had three hits, including his home run and Matthew Warren also had three, all singles, with one RBI. PCA had one last opporSee Hillcrest, Page D4.

Brandon hands Warren Central third straight loss By Ernest Bowker


BRANDON — Over the course of a long season, most teams hit a rough patch here and there. Warren Central has landed smack dab in the middle of one. Cassandra Brown allowed four hits in a complete game victory, and Katie Caldwell

had a backbreaking basesclearing double as Brandon handed the Lady Vikes their third consecutive loss, 8-2 on Tuesday. Warren Central (13-6) has been outscored 25-6 during its brief losing streak. It’ll try to snap out of it Thursday at Greenville-St. Joe.

“We should’ve hit her and hit her well. We just didn’t do it. We’ll work on it tomorrow. That’s all you can do,” WC coach Dana McGivney said. “We’ve got two weeks to work out the kinks before the playoffs. We’re going to practice hard every day and not going to quit.” Brandon (17-4) led the whole way in Tuesday’s

game. Amber Adcock and Kala Perry led off the bottom of the first inning with singles and eventually scored on groundouts, and the Lady Bulldogs added a pair of unearned runs in the second to take a 4-0 lead. With two outs in the fifth, Brandon put together a rally that sealed the victory. Two singles and a walk

loaded the bases before Marlee Warner hit an infield single to short to bring in a run. Caldwell then belted a line drive to the gap in right center for the bases-clearing double that made it 8-0. “That’s (4-0) too close. You get a couple on base, a deep ball to the outfield, and it’s See Brandon, Page D4.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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from staff & AP reports

Prep tennis St. Al clinches playoff berth St. Aloysius locked up a berth in the Class 1A/2A/3A playoffs with a 7-0 beatdown of West Lincoln on Monday. Amanda Paris won girl’s singles 6-3, 6-0 while Carlton Cambell won boy’s singles 6-0, 6-1. Steven Cialione and Michael Foley won No. 1 boy’s doubles 6-0, 6-0. Austin Mathis and Patrick Caccaro won No. 2 boy’s doubles 6-1, 6-1. Ashleigh Piazza and Jean-Marie Mabry won No. 1 girl’s doubles 6-1 6-2. Victoria Mekus and Kori Vessell won girl’s doubles No. 2 6-0,6-0 while Brianna Beesley and Aaron Mathis won mixed doubles 6-1, 6-1.

FOOTBALL Thomas, Ayodele returning to Saints METAIRIE, La. — Saints restricted free agents David Thomas and Remi Ayodele are returning to the New Orleans Saints. Their agent, Jordan Woy, says both players planned to re-sign this week. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says Thomas was signing his tender offer Tuesday. The Saints had offered Thomas about $1.18 million and Ayodele about $1.1 million. Thomas is a tight end who was acquired in a trade with New England before the 2009 season. He caught 35 passes for 356 yards and a touchdown during the regular season and had four receptions for 41 yards in the playoffs.

NCAA investigators visit West Virginia MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — NCAA investigators have met with West Virginia officials regarding possible rules violations within the football program. WVU athletics spokesman Michael Fragale said Tuesday the university is cooperating with the NCAA during the investigation. He declined to say what prompted the investigators’ visit or when it took place. “West Virginia University and its Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to operating its athletic program in conformance with the legislation and policy of the NCAA and the Big East conference,” Fragale said. Bill Stewart became the West Virginia head football coach in 2007, taking over for Rich Rodriguez, who left for Michigan after that season. Under Rodriguez, the Wolverines are being investigated by the NCAA for five potentially major rules violations, including those limiting the time spent on practice and footballrelated activities.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 14 1968 — Bob Goalby wins the Masters when Roberto de Vincenzo of Argentina is penalized for signing an incorrect scorecard. 1996 — Greg Norman shoots a startling 78 in the greatest collapse in Masters history, giving Nick Faldo his third green jacket and sixth major championship. It’s the sixth time Norman had taken a lead into the final round of one of the Grand Slam events only to lose. 2002 — Tiger Woods becomes the third player to win back-toback Masters titles, closing with a 1-under 71 to claim a three-stroke victory over Retief Goosen. 2006 — Kobe Bryant sets the Los Angeles Lakers’ single-season scoring record with a flourish, getting 50 points to eclipse Elgin Baylor’s long-standing total (2,719) in a 110-99 victory over Portland.

Marshall.........................13-18..............................4-5 Houston.........................14-17..............................2-4 Southern Miss.............17-14..............................1-5

American League East Division

W Toronto..........................6 New York.......................5 Tampa Bay....................5 Boston...........................3 Baltimore.......................1

L 2 2 3 4 7

Central Division

W Detroit............................6 Minnesota......................6 Chicago.........................3 Kansas City...................3 Cleveland.......................2

L 2 2 5 5 5

Pct .750 .714 .625 .429 .125

GB — 1/2 1 2 1/2 5

Pct .750 .750 .375 .375 .286

GB — — 3 3 3 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Oakland.........................6 3 .667 — Texas.............................4 3 .571 1 Seattle...........................3 6 .333 3 Los Angeles..................2 6 .250 3 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Detroit 6, Kansas City 5 N.Y. Yankees 7, L.A. Angels 5 Tampa Bay 8, Baltimore 6, 120 innings Toronto 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 3, Oakland 0 Today’s Games Kansas City (Davies 0-0) at Detroit (Porcello 1-0), 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Vazquez 0-1), 12:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 0-0) at Minnesota (Slowey 1-0), 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 1-0) at Baltimore (Bergesen 0-0), 12:35 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 0-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 1-0) at Seattle (J.Vargas 0-1), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Texas (C.Lewis 1-0) at Cleveland (D.Huff 0-1), 11:05 a.m. Boston (Wakefield 0-0) at Minnesota (Liriano 0-0), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Kazmir 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Hughes 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 0-1) at Toronto (Eveland 1-0), 6:07 p.m. Baltimore (D.Hernandez 0-1) at Oakland (Sheets 0-0), 9:05 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................6 Florida............................4 Atlanta...........................3 Washington....................3 New York.......................2

L 1 4 4 4 5

Central Division

W St. Louis........................5 Cincinnati.......................5 Pittsburgh......................4 Chicago.........................3 Milwaukee......................3 Houston.........................0

L 2 3 4 4 4 7

Pct .857 .500 .429 .429 .286

GB — 2 1/2 3 3 4

Pct .714 .625 .500 .429 .429 .000

GB — 1/2 1 1/2 2 2 5

West Division

W L Pct GB San Francisco...............6 2 .750 — Arizona..........................4 3 .571 1 1/2 Colorado........................4 3 .571 1 1/2 Los Angeles..................3 4 .429 2 1/2 San Diego.....................3 4 .429 2 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 5 Cincinnati 10, Florida 8, 121 innings Colorado 11, N.Y. Mets 3 Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 5 Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee (Bush 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-0), 2:20 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 0-1) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 0-0), 3:45 p.m. Washington (Stammen 0-0) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 0-0) at Florida (Volstad 0-1), 5:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 0-0) at St. Louis (Penny 0-0), 7:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1) at Colorado (Cook 0-1), 7:40 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 0-1) at San Diego (Richard 0-1), 9:05 p.m. Arizona (R.Lopez 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-0), 9:10 p.m. Thursday’s Games Houston (Norris 0-1) at St. Louis (Lohse 0-0), 12:40 p.m. Milwaukee (Suppan 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-1), 2:20 p.m. Washington (Olsen 0-0) at Philadelphia (Happ 1-0), 2:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 1-0) at Colorado (De La Rosa 1-0), 2:10 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 0-0) at San Diego (Latos 0-0), 5:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 0-1) at Florida (Jo.Johnson 0-1), 5:10 p.m. Arizona (Haren 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 1-0), 9:10 p.m.

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............25-7................................9-3 Florida............................23-9................................8-4 Vanderbilt......................27-8................................6-6 Kentucky........................21-12..............................4-8 Georgia..........................11-21..............................3-9 Tennessee.....................17-17..............................3-9


Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................27-6................................9-3 LSU................................26-6................................8-4 Auburn...........................22-11..............................7-5 Ole Miss.......................23-11..............................7-5 Alabama........................21-12..............................5-7 Mississippi St..............16-16..............................3-9 Tuesday’s Games Florida State 3, Florida 2 Vanderbilt 1, Middle Tennessee 0 Samford 7, Alabama 5 Memphis 6, Ole Miss 5 Tennessee 16, Lipscomb 7 Arkansas 4, New Mexico 3 Today’s Games Georgia Tech at Georgia, 6 p.m. South Carolina at The Citadel, 6 p.m. Tulane at LSU, 6:30 p.m. South Alabama at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. New Mexico at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m. Alabama at SE Louisiana, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Auburn at Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. Florida at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Alabama at LSU, 7 p.m. Georgia at Arkansas, 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................20-14..............................6-3 Central Florida...............23-12..............................5-4 Tulane............................21-12..............................5-4 UAB...............................20-11..............................5-4 Memphis........................15-18..............................5-4 East Carolina.................21-12..............................3-3

EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington vs. Montreal Thursday: Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m. Saturday: Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m. April 19: Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m. April 21: Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m. x-April 23: Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m. x-April 26: Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m. x-April 28: Montreal at Washington, TBD New Jersey vs. Philadelphia Today: Philadelphia at N.J., 6:30 p.m. Friday: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Sunday: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. April 20: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. x-April 22: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6 p.m. x-April 25: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-April 27: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo vs. Boston Thursday: Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Saturday: Boston at Buffalo, 11 a.m. April 19: Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. April 21: Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. xApril 23: Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m. x-April 26: Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. x-April 28: Boston at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa Today: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Friday: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Sunday: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m. April 20: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6 p.m. x-April 22: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. x-April 24: Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6 p.m. x-April 27: Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games Delta St. 9, Montevallo 3 Northwestern St. 17, Jackson St. 5 Southern Miss 3, New Orleans 2 Memphis 6, Ole Miss 5 Today’s Games Alcorn St. at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. Selma at Jackson St., 1 and 4 p.m. West Alabama at William Carey, 4 p.m. South Alabama at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Rhodes at Millsaps, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games Millsaps at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Friday’s Games Tougaloo at Belhaven, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at Marshall, 1:05 p.m. Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 4 p.m. Texas-Tyler at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. LSU-Alexandria at William Carey, 6 p.m. Ole Miss at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m.



Warren Central .......................000 012 3 — 6 6 2 Vicksburg.................................440 000 x — 8 8 3 WP-Jacob Thomas (5-1), LP-Colby Key (3-1). HR-Jay Harper (WC), Clayton Ashley (WC), Cody Waddell (V). 3B-Taylor Brocato (V), 2B-Dylan Wooten (WC), Justin Pettway (V). Multiple hitsWaddell (V) 2, Lamar Anthony (V) 2.


Hillcrest....................................201 1600 — 10 6 4 PCA...........................................003 2210 — 8 10 4 WP-Josh Rogers, LP-John Michael Harris. SaveAustin Hartzog. HR-Harris (PCA). 2B-Caleb Baucum (H), Hartzog (H), Lee Ogletree (H). Multiple hits-Harris (PCA) 3, Matthew Warren (PCA) 3, Jonah Masterson (PCA) 2.

prep softball BRANDON 8, WARREN CENTRAL 2

Warren Central........................000 020 0 — 2 4 3 Brandon....................................220 400 x — 8 12 2 WP-Cassandra Brown. LP-Chelsea Worley. 3B-Amber Adcock (B), Marlee Warner (B). 2B-Katie Caldwell (B). Multiple hits-Adcock (B) 3, Sydnei Smith (WC) 2, Warner (B) 2, Caldwell (B) 2, Casey Goettell (B) 2.

nba Pct .617 .481 .358 .333 .148

Southeast Division

W y-Orlando.......................58 x-Atlanta........................52 x-Miami..........................46 x-Charlotte.....................44 Washington....................25

L 23 29 35 37 56

Central Division

W z-Cleveland....................61 x-Milwaukee...................45 Chicago.........................40 Indiana...........................32 Detroit............................26

L 20 36 41 49 55

NFL Free Agent Signings List

GB — 11 21 23 38

Pct .716 .642 .568 .543 .309

GB — 6 12 14 33

Pct .753 .556 .494 .395 .321

GB — 16 21 29 35


W y-Dallas..........................54 x-San Antonio................50 Houston.........................42 Memphis........................40 New Orleans.................36

L 27 31 39 41 45

Pct .667 .617 .519 .494 .444

Northwest Division

W x-Utah............................53 x-Denver........................53 x-Portland......................50 x-Oklahoma City............49 Minnesota......................15

L 28 29 31 32 66

Pacific Division

Pct .654 .646 .617 .605 .185

GB — 4 12 14 18 GB — 1/2 3 4 38

W L Pct GB z-L.A. Lakers.................57 24 .704 — x-Phoenix.......................53 28 .654 4 L.A. Clippers..................28 53 .346 29 Golden State.................25 56 .309 32 Sacramento...................25 57 .305 32 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ——— Tuesday’s Games Chicago 101, Boston 93 Utah 103, Golden State 94 L.A. Lakers 106, Sacramento 100 Phoenix 123, Denver 101 Today’s Games San Antonio at Dallas, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Houston, 7 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. New York at Toronto, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Miami, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Orlando, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m. Golden State at Portland, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 9:30 p.m.

Tank McNamara

San Jose vs. Colorado Today: Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Friday: Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. Sunday: San Jose at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. April 20: San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. x-April 22: Colorado at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. x-April 24: San Jose at Colorado, TBD x-April 26: Colorado at San Jose, TBD Chicago vs. Nashville Friday: Nashville at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Nashville at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. April 20: Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. April 22: Chicago at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-April 24: Nashville at Chicago, 2 p.m. x-April 26: Chicago at Nashville, TBD x-April 28: Nashville at Chicago, TBD Vancouver vs. Los Angeles Thursday: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Saturday: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m. April 19: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. April 21: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. x-April 23: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 9 p.m. x-April 25: Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD x-April 27: Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD Phoenix vs. Detroit Today: Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Friday: Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Sunday: Phoenix at Detroit, 2 p.m. April 20: Phoenix at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. x-April 23: Detroit at Phoenix, 9 p.m. x-April 25: Phoenix at Detroit, 1 p.m. x-April 27: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD



NHL Playoffs (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

Mississippi College Schedule

Atlantic Division


Tuesday’s Games Morehead State 15, Marshall 6 East Carolina 6, Campbell 3 Houston 14, UTSA 8 UAB 11, Troy 5 UCF 10, Stetson 6 Memphis 6, Ole Miss 5 Rice 8, Sam Houston State 7 Southern Miss 3, New Orleans 2 Today’s Games Eastern Kentucky at Marshall, 2 p.m. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Troy at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Tulane at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Southern Miss at Marshall, 1:05 p.m. UAB at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Rice at Central Florida, 5:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 6:30 p.m. UNLV at Tulane, 6:30 p.m.

W y-Boston........................50 Toronto..........................39 New York.......................29 Philadelphia...................27 New Jersey...................12

The Vicksburg Post

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed G Rex Hadnot, WR Darren Mougey,TE Ben Patrick and PK Jay Feely. Agreed to terms with LB Paris Lenon and LB Joey Porter. Re-signed DB Matt Ware, S Hamza Abdullah, TE Anthony Becht, LB Monty Beisel, OT Jeremy Bridges, FB Nehemiah Broughton, C Ben Claxton and TE Stephen Spach. ATLANTA FALCONS—Signed CB Dunta Robinson. Re-signed QB Chris Redman. BALTIMORE RAVENS—Agreed to terms with WR Derrick Mason and DE Cory Redding. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed LB Andra Davis, DE Dwan Edwards, OT Cornell Green and WR Chad Jackson. Re-signed LB Jon Corto, LB Keith Ellison, DB Cary Harris, WR Felton Huggins, TE Joe Klopfenstein, DB Jonathan Stupar and S George Wilson. CAROLINA PANTHERS—Signed WR Wallace Wright, DB Marcus Hudson and PK Todd Carter. Re-signed DE Tyler Brayton and T Rob Pettiti. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed CB Tim Jennings, TE Brandon Manumaleuna, DE Julius Peppers, RB Chester Taylor and FB Eddie Williams. Re-signed LB Pisa Tinoisamoa. CINCINNATI BENGALS—Signed WR Antonio Bryant, WR Chris Davis, WR Matt Jones and K Dave Rayner. Re-signed LB Abdul Hodge, S Kyries Hebert, TE Dan Coats, C Kyle Cook, LB Rashad Jeanty, DT Tank Johnson, G Nate Livings, QB Jordan Palmer, OT Dennis Roland, DE Frostee Rucker, RG Bobbie Williams and S Roy Williams. CLEVELAND BROWNS—Signed QB Jake Delhomme, LB Scott Fujita, OL Tony Pashos and TE Benjamin Watson. Re-signed LB Marcus Benard, LB Blake Costanzo, WR-KR Josh Cribbs, TE Greg Estandia, RB Chris Jennings, S Ray Ventrone, and G Billy Yates. DENVER BRONCOS—Signed RB J.J. Arrington and DE Jarvis Green. Re-signed DL Le Kevin Smith. Agreed to terms with DL Justin Bannan, G Russ Hochstein, CB Nate Jones, WR Brandon Lloyd and DL Jamal Williams. DETROIT LIONS—Signed WR Nate Burleson, LB Vinny Ciurciu, WR Brian Clark, OT Jon Jansen, LB Landon Johnson, DE Kyle Vanden Bosch and DBs Jonathan Wade and Dante Wesley. Re-signed TE Will Heller and S Marquand Manuel. GREEN BAY PACKERS—Signed P Chris Bryan and WR Charles Dillon. Re-signed LT Chad Clifton, S Nick Collins, NT Ryan Pickett and OT Mark Tauscher. HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed PK Neil Rackers. Re-signed P Matt Turk and WR Kevin Walter. Agreed to terms with C Wade Smith. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Signed OL Andy Alleman. Re-signed LB Gary Brackett. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Signed DE Aaron Kampman and WR Kassim Osgood. Re-signed DE Reggie Hayward. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed LB Derrick Johnson, RB Thomas Jones, G Ryan Lilja, OL Ikechuku Ndukwe, DT Shaun Smith, WRs Terrance Copper and Jerheme Urban and C Casey Wiegmann. Re-signed WR Chris Chambers. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Signed LB Karlos Dansby and G Richie Incognito. Re-signed NT Jason Ferguson and QB Chad Pennington.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS—Signed K Rhys Lloyd and DE Mike Montgomery. Re-signed DT Jimmy Kennedy, WR Greg Lewis and CB Benny Sapp. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed LB Marques Murrell and TE Alge Crumpler. Re-signed LB Tully Banta-Cain, CB Leigh Bodden, OL Stephen Neal, NT Vince Wilfork and RB Kevin Faulk. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Signed DE Alex Brown. Re-signed OL Nick Leckey, S Pierson Prioleau and DB Leigh Torrence. NEW YORK GIANTS—Signed P Jy Bond, Ss Deon Grant and Antrel Rolle and QB Jim Sorgi. Re-signed P Jeff Feagles. NEW YORK JETS—Signed LB Lance Laury, RB LaDainian Tomlinson and DE Rodrique Wright. Resigned TE Ben Hartsock. Agreed to terms with S Brodney Pool and FB Tony Richardson. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Re-signed OT Langston Walker, OL Khalif Barnes and DT William Joseph. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES—Signed WR Hank Baskett, WR Chad Hall and DB Marlin Jackson. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed S Will Allen, WR Arnaz Battle, WR Antwaan Randle El and LB Larry Foote. Re-signed QB Charlie Batch, DE Nick Eason and S Ryan Clark. ST. LOUIS RAMS—Signed QB A.J. Feeley, C Hank Fraley, LB Na’il Diggs and DT Fred Robbins. Re-signed S Craig Dahl, RB Kenneth Darby, DEs James Hall and Victor Adeyanju, and LS Chris Massey. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Signed CB Donald Strickland and CB Nathan Vasher. Agreed to terms with DE Alfonso Boone and TE Kris Wilson. Re-signed DT Ian Scott. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed K Shane Andrus, QB David Carr and CB Karl Paymah. Resigned OL Barry Sims. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed LB Matt McCoy and WR Sean Morey. Agreed to terms with TE Chris Baker. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed LB Jon Alston and S Sean Jones. Re-signed LB Angelo Crowell. TENNESSEE TITANS—Re-signed DE Dave Ball. Agreed to terms with CB Tye Hill, CB Rod Hood, LS Ken Amato, and LB Will Witherspoon. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Signed P Josh Bidwell, CB Phillip Buchanon, C Casey Rabach, OL Artis Hicks, RBs Willie Parker and Larry Johnson, DT Maake Kemoeatu and TE Sean Ryan. Re-signed LB Lorenzo Alexander, DL Phillip Daniels, OL Will Montgomery and OL Mike Williams.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through April 10 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 29 — Goody’s 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600 (Ryan Newman) April 18 — Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala.

Sprint Cup Points Leaders Through April 10 1. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 1,073 2. Matt Kenseth................................................ 1,037 3. Greg Biffle...................................................... 981 4. Kevin Harvick................................................. 961 5. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 948 6. Clint Bowyer................................................... 885 7. Jeff Burton..................................................... 873 8. Carl Edwards................................................. 873 9. Tony Stewart.................................................. 869 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 866 11. Joey Logano................................................ 862 12. Kyle Busch................................................... 855 13. Mark Martin.................................................. 844 14. Kurt Busch................................................... 834 15. Paul Menard................................................ 811

Camping World Truck Schedule

Through April 2 Feb. 13 — NextEra 250 (Timothy Peters) March 6 — E-Z-GO 200 (Kevin Harvick) March 27 — Kroger 250 (Kevin Harvick) April 2 — Nashville 200 (Kyle Busch) May 2 — O’Reilly 250, Kansas City, Kan. May 14 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. May 21 — N.C. Lottery 200, Concord, N.C. June 4 — WinStar 400k, Fort Worth, Texas June 12 — VFW 200, Brooklyn, Mich. July 11 — Iowa 200, Newton, Iowa

Camping World Truck Points Leaders 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Through April 2 Timothy Peters............................................... Aric Almirola................................................... Todd Bodine.................................................. Kevin Harvick................................................. Matt Crafton................................................... Ron Hornaday Jr........................................... Ricky Carmichael........................................... Jason White................................................... Tayler Malsam...............................................

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-0-3 La. Pick 4: 8-2-4-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-6 La. Pick 4: 1-4-1-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-8 La. Pick 4: 9-7-5-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-4-9 La. Pick 4: 0-9-6-2 Easy 5: 7-12-19-30-32 La. Lotto: 2-5-12-18-19-21 Powerball: 4-36-40-44-52 Powerball: 33; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-5-7 La. Pick 4: 5-4-1-5 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-7 La. Pick 4: 5-4-4-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-6 La. Pick 4: 2-6-3-7 Easy 5: 4-5-7-11-31 La. Lotto: 5-6-25-31-32-38 Powerball: 21-22-49-52-58 Powerball: 34; Power play: 2

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


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.

Clear Creek Ladies weekly golf report On April 7 the Clear Creek Ladies played a scramble at Tallulah Country Club. The winning team was Pat Barker, Joyce Johnson and Mary May. On April 10 the Ladies played a game of “low gross” at Clear Creek. The winners were Kay Slocum, Shara Heusinger and Alice Jean Dortch. On Saturday the Ladies will have a strokeplay tournament at Clear Creek. Check-in is at 9:30 a.m. and tee time is 10.

SWAC Basketball Shootout at VHS The Vicksburg-Warren County chapter of the Alcorn State Alumni Association will host the 11th annual SWAC Basketball Shootout on Saturday at noon at the Vicksburg High gym. The Shootout will feature games between alumni teams from Alcorn and Jackson State, then Mississippi Valley State and Tougaloo will play in a tournament. There will also be a step show. Admission is $3. For more information, call event coordinator Doug Fitzgerald at 601-218-9327.

Rankin Benevolence bass tournament Rankin County Benevolence will host the Partners For HOPE bass tournament benefit. The tournament will be held on Saturday at the Mississippi Highway 43 boat ramp next to Tommy’s Trading Post on Ross Barnett Reservoir with thousands of dollars worth of cash prizes awarded to the top 10 finishers. Trophies supplied by O’Reilly Auto Parts will go to the top three cash winners and all big bass winners. With the registration of 60 boats, payout will be for the top 10 places. Anglers across the state can download an entry form at, click on fund raiser. Entry forms are also available at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Clay Street and Caruthers Marine on Washington Street.

Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic Vicksburg Country Club will host the seventh annual Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic on April 21. Format is a four-player scramble. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorships are $100 per hole and the fee is $90 for each player and that includes cart, first mulligan and lunch. Mail all entries and fees to 3460 Porters Chapel Road, Vicksburg, 39180. For information, call Mark Buys at 601-636-3752, Kim Arias at 601-831-4728, Sheryl Ross at

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

Vicksburg Eagles Football Registration

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

Adalius Thomas football camp

NFL Pro Bowler Adalius Thomas will host the Adalius Thomas Football Camp at Southern Miss on Saturday. This camp is free of charge and will be open to boys ages 9-17. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at M.M. Roberts Stadium and the camp will end around 1:30 p.m. All campers are required to have a signed parental release form before participating in any camp activities. Campers can pre-register at www. and parents can register children the day of the camp. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt, lunch, autographed picture and instruction from Adalius Thomas, other NFL players and coaches. For information, call 601-408-8209 or e-mail at rosalea@b-c-sports. com.

The associaTed press

Ryan Newman, left, takes the checkered flag as he edges out Jeff Gordon, second from left, to win the Subway Fresh Fit 600 race at Phoenix International Raceway Saturday.

NASCAR weathers another controversial race finish nascar

By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sagging television ratings have made NASCAR an easy target for critics who have panned everything from the cars, the races and the drivers themselves as reason for tuning out the past several seasons. Listen carefully, though, and many a die-hard fan will explain that it’s actually the quality of the broadcast, not NASCAR, that has driven them away. What had been a slight grumble about unsatisfying TV coverage — an animated gopher, negative announcers, unbalanced coverage and missed story lines — turned into a roar of frustration from fans following Saturday night’s Sprint Cup Series event at Phoenix International Raceway. Fox had no post-race reaction from Kyle Busch, who had victory snatched away by a late caution and NASCAR’s version of overtime. And after devoting considerable air time on Denny Hamlin, who raced

just 10 days after surgery to repair a torn knee ligament, Fox did not follow up on Hamlin’s decision to stay in his car the entire event. Fans instead sat through two commercial breaks after the checkered flag that totaled almost seven minutes, then were shown brief interviews with only the top three finishers. After investing almost four hours into the broadcast, the payoff just seemed sort of flat. The frustration is not lost on Fox race producer Barry Landis, who two days after the event had the hindsight to recognize what the network could have done differently. “We didn’t show exactly what happened: Mr. Kyle Busch didn’t decline, but adamantly refused to be interviewed,” Landis said Monday. “Denny Hamlin’s situation, we followed him all day and certainly would have loved to do a follow up. But the desire to get him out of the car to see the doctors ... we were stand-

ing by him waiting, we just ran out of time.” And time is at the core of this particular broadcast, which is now being singled out as the prime example of why fans have grown frustrated with watching races on TV. But in fairness to Fox, the network was backed into a corner Saturday night largely because of PIR’s quizzical decision to lengthen its race by 63 laps. Because of NASCAR’s standard start times this season, Phoenix officials shortsightedly petitioned NASCAR to add laps Saturday night so that it’s estimated crowd of 70,000 would see an actual night race. Doing so, though, wreaked havoc on both Fox’s national broadcast and East Coast viewers who had to stick with the broadcast until almost midnight for what turned out to be incomplete coverage. Because the extra laps and overtime pushed the broadcast 50 minutes past its allotted time, Fox was forced to make hard coverage decisions on the fly.

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The 11-year-olds’ Vicksburg Tarheels finished second in the Oxford Invitational held on March 27-28. The Tarheels reached the finals by beating the Vicksburg Sting 4-2. First row, from left, are Colton Norris, Bailey McMillian, Tyler McRight, Hunt Holdiness and Clint Tisdale. Second row, from left, are Brett Oldenburg, Chandler Luke, Booth Buys, Matthew Newcomb and Tyler Vroman. Third row, from left, are coaches John Rice Pettway and Zach Balthrop. Also assisting was coach Andrew Embry.

Woods moves on after Masters By Doug Ferguson AP golf writer AUGUSTA, Ga. — Except for watching Phil Mickelson slip into another green jacket, Tiger Woods should have few complaints about his week at the Masters. He tied a tournament record by making four eagles. He was never out of the top 10 from the opening round. He had his best 72-hole score at Augusta National in five years. None of that might have been possible without a spontaneous and warm reception on the first tee Thursday. Woods might have looked like the same player, but he wasn’t the same person. The fans who came to watch his golf could not ignore the sordid lifestyle that kept him away from the game in the first place. That’s why the cheers were so important. They put him at ease from the start, and he felt more comfortable as the week went on, even as his swing got worse. “Overall, it was a good week,” Woods said Sunday after he tied for fourth. The next step? Woods didn’t say when he would play again. He said he needed to “take a little time off and kind of re-evaluate things.” If he sticks to a normal

golf schedule, Woods could show up at Quail Hollow or The Players Championship or even the Memorial. Those are the Tiger three places Woods he typically plays before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Just don’t get the idea the next step will be forward. All of those tournaments, or any others he chooses to play this year, will be everything Augusta National is not. They will be public golf tournaments, with fans who won’t worry about losing their season badges. What he hears from the crowd sitting around the island green on the 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass might be a little different from what he heard in Amen Corner. And the scrutiny will not stop. Woods set himself up for failure when he pledged to tone down his temper — the celebrations and the cursing. He caused quite the stir in the opening round when he flung his iron to the ground after an errant shot to the 14th. A year ago, no one would have

noticed. Now, it was proof that Woods hadn’t changed a lick. He seemed to reach a boiling point when CBS Sports analyst Peter Kostis asked him about controlling his emotion without eliminating it. “I think people are making way too much of a big deal of this thing,” Woods said. “I was not feeling good. I hit a big snipe off the first hole, and I don’t know how people can think I should be happy about that. I hit a wedge from 45 yards and basically bladed it over the green. These are not things I normally do. So I’m not going to be smiling, and not going to be happy.” There is some truth to that. Woods at least showed some signs of improvement with his temper, and he was more engaging with the fans over four days than he had been over the last 14 years. Then came two words that got him into more hot water — Ben Hogan. While talking about how he could produce good scores after not competing in five months, Woods spoke about the intensity of his practice sessions. “It’s very similar to what Hogan went through coming off the accident,” Woods said. “Just couldn’t play that much, and when you can’t play, you have to concentrate on your practice.”

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Kelly Bires was released Tuesday by sponsorshipstrapped JR Motorsports, which is finding it difficult to develop young drivers without corporate backing. Dale Earnhardt Jr. created the team as an avenue to develop drivers in NASCAR’s second-tier Nationwide Series level. But he and his family are running much of this season out of pocket because sponsorship has been difficult to land. Bires drove JRM’s flagship No. 88, which is only partially funded this year. Danica Patrick drives the No. 5 on a parttime basis with sponsorship from, but JRM is trying to run that car the entire season. “We are extremely appreciative of Kelly Bires and wish him the best,” said Kelley Earnhardt, co-owner of JRM and Earnhardt’s sister. “Internally, it was evident the chemistry that is imperative for us to succeed in this highly competitive industry was simply not there. That is


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mitment required Earnhardt to drive that race. He did pilot the No. 88 in the previous five events, finishing a seasonbest seventh at California in his only top 10 this year. Jamie McMurray will drive nine races for JRM, beginning this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Kelley Earnhardt said the team has sponsorship from Hellman’s for seven, and the Suave Men brand in the other two. No decision on a driver has been made beyond McMurray’s commitment.

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Bulls keep playoff hopes alive with victory Rematch By The Associated Press Derrick Rose scored a careerhigh 39 points, Kirk Hinrich added a season-high 30 and the Chicago Bulls helped their playoff chances with a 101-93 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. The eighth-place Bulls lead Toronto by a game in the Eastern Conference and will make the playoffs as long as they finish with a better record, meaning they need a win at Charlotte today or a loss by the Raptors to New York. Fourth-place Boston, meanwhile, can forget about catching Atlanta for the third seed after falling for the sixth time in nine games.

nba Lakers 106, Kings 100 Pau Gasol had 28 points and eight rebounds, Shannon Brown scored 24 points and Kobe Bryant rested as the Lakers finished their regularseason home schedule. Sasha Vujacic scored 13 points for the Lakers, who lost six of nine before Gasol and the reserves pulled away in the second half for their sixth straight win over the Kings. Tyreke Evans scored 10 points before his remarkable rookie season ended with a third-quarter ejection as the Kings wrapped up their fourth straight losing season.

Bryant sat out to rest his litany of injuries, including a sprained ankle and a broken finger, while center Andrew Bynum missed his 12th straight game with a strained Achilles’ tendon. Both starters should be ready to play this weekend in the playoffs.

Suns 123, Nuggets 101 Amare Stoudemire scored 26 points and Steve Nash had 18 points and 10 assists before sitting out the fourth quarter as the Suns clinched homecourt advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Suns made 14-of-24 3-pointers, 11-of-17 in the first three quarters. Phoenix jumped to an 18-2 lead and the

Nuggets never cut it to single digits after the first quarter. The Suns can finish no worse than No. 4 in the West and would be No. 3 if they win at Utah tonight. Denver, which finished its regular season, would get the No. 4 spot and a first-round homecourt edge if Phoenix beats the Jazz. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 and Chauncey Billups had 16 in the Nuggets’ 11th straight loss in Phoenix.

Jazz 103, Warriors 94 Mehmet Okur had 23 points and seven rebounds, Paul Millsap grabbed a career-high 24 rebounds and Utah swept the three-game season series against Golden State.

Yankees pick up rings and a win By The Associated Press Derek Jeter homered, Jorge Posada had three hits, Andy Pettitte dazzled and Mariano Rivera closed it out. Nothing more fitting on the day World Series rings were handed out in the Bronx. The core four each picked up championship bling No. 5, then led the New York Yankees to a win in their home opener Tuesday, 7-5 over the Los Angeles Angels in front of a record-crowd that included owner George Steinbrenner. The Angels’ Hideki Matsui might have gotten the loudest ovation of the ceremony that celebrated the Yankees’ 27th title, with fans welcoming back the World Series MVP. But the stars who’d worn pinstripes the longest wound up as winners, once again. Pettitte (1-0) returned to the Yankee Stadium mound for the first time since he won the clinching Game 6 against Philadelphia last November. He threw 100 pitches in six crisp innings as the Yankees dropped the Angels to 2-6, their worst start since 1972. Rivera was needed to earn his third save after another ex-Yankee, Bobby Abreu, hit a grand slam in the ninth off Dave Robertson.

Mariners 3, Athletics 0 Milton Bradley hit a threerun homer in the eighth inning to power Seattle to the victory.

Blue Jays 4, White Sox 2 Ricky Romero became the latest Toronto pitcher to take a no-hit try into the late innings, losing his bid in the eighth when former teammate Alex Rios homered.

Rays 8, Orioles 6 Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer off Matt Albers in the

Taylor Walked drew a bases loaded walk in the top of the ninth inning to break a 2-2 tie and lead Southern Miss over UNO Tuesday night in New Orleans, 3-2. The win snaps a four-game losing streak for Southern Miss and marks the sixth consecutive time the Golden Eagles have defeated UNO. With the game tied at two, Justin Diliberto ripped a twoout single up the middle and both Travis Graves and Dillon Day drew walks to load the bases. Taylor Walker never took the bat off his shoulders and walked on five pitches, forcing home Diliberto for the winning run. Freshman Geoffrey Thomas allowed just two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking three in five innings of work. But he did not factor into the decision. Mandella Mingo worked himself into a jam in relief of Thomas, facing three batters, hitting one and walking two and throwing two wild pitches. He did manage to pick off a runner, the only out he recorded, before leaving the game. Cody Schlagel entered

out. Wooten got a 2-1 pitch that he sent into the corner where Pettway had his adventure with the Bazinsky Field fence. After the third base umpire overruled the catch, Wooten doubled to right center to score Elliott and Wallace to account for final runs. Vicksburg (13-10, 3-2) jumped on Key for all eight of its runs in the first two innings. Taylor Brocato had a RBI triple and Cody Waddell blasted a two-run homer to left to stake the Gators to a 4-0 lead. Jonathan Clay opened the second with a single and Pettway followed with a double for a 5-0 edge. Pettway then scored on a centerfield error following a hit by Clyde Kendrick. Kendrick and Lamar Anthony would later score on a pair of ground outs to short for an 8-0 lead. The Gators got eight hits against Key, but only one came after the second inning. After a second-inning chat with Abraham, Key retired 14 of 16 Gator batters to keep WC in the game. The Gators got two hits each from Anthony and Waddell.

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) greets shortstop Derek Jeter, right, and Robinson Cano, center, after their home opening-win over the Angels.

mlb 10th inning, and the Tampa Bay extended Baltimore’s early season swoon.

Tigers 6, Royals 5 Carlos Guillen’s two-run double capped a six-run rally in the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers pulled off another big comeback, beating the Kansas City Royals.

Dodgers 9, D-Backs 5 Manny Ramirez homered for the first time this season, the first of four longballs by the Dodgers, and Los Angeles beat the Arizona Diamondbacks to win its home opener for the third consecutive year.

extra innings for the second night in a row.

Rockies 11, Mets 3 Greg Smith won for the first time in 19 months, riding a sixrun third inning by Colorado to the victory.

Reds 10, Marlins 8

Pirates 6, Giants 5

Joey Votto drove in the goahead run with a two-out single in the 11th inning, and Cincinnati beat Florida in

Pittsburgh’s Garrett Jones had three hits and two RBIs, including the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

Southern Miss walks to win over UNO From staff reports

Continued from Page D1. threw four shutout innings before giving up a solo home run to Jay Harper in the fifth. The Gator defense then made some mistakes to allow Warren Central (12-9, 5-1 4-6A) a chance to make it close. “If we make a play on the fly ball in right that started the sixth inning, we avoid some things,” Creel said. “I thought Jacob was excellent. He threw more inside than he’s done all season. He didn’t have command of his curveball, but the fastball and change were there.” Thomas, who allowed just two hits through the first five innings, said his fastball was the key. “They hit my changeup but I was able to get inside on their hands with my fastball,” Thomas said. A Gator error in the sixth allowed Beau Wallace to score later in the inning to make it 8-2. A solo home run by Clayton Ashley made it 8-3. In the seventh, another error allowed Colby Key to reach second and then score on a single by Jimmie Elliott to pull WC to within 8-4. Wallace then hit into a fielder’s choice at third for the second

college baseball the game in relief of Mingo with runners at second and third and one out and coaxed two harmless groundballs to end the UNO threat. Schlagel worked 12⁄3 innings without allowing a hit. Jay Myrick (2-0) worked a perfect eighth inning to pick up his second career win and closer Collin Cargill finished off the ninth inning for his third save of the season. Adam Doleac drove in two runs with two sacrifice flies and B.A. Vollmuth was the only Golden Eagle with multiple hits with two in the game. Southern Miss struck in the top of the first inning without the benefit of a hit as Taylor Walker and B.A. Vollmuth both drew walks and advanced on wild pitches and Adam Doleac drove a deep fly ball to the warning track that allowed Walked to score from third for an early 1-0 lead. UNO tied the game in the bottom of the first as leadoff hitter Ryan Eden walked and came around to score on a Thomas wild pitch. Southern Miss struck again

in the top of the third as Dillon Day drew a walk, stole second and went to third on a single by Vollmuth. Adam Doleac hit another deep fly ball, this time the UNO left fielder Jerad Comarada went up over the wall to take a home run away from Doleac, but it did serve as a sacrifice fly to score Day and put Southern Miss up 2-1. UNO answered once again as Nick Schwaner hit Thomas’ first pitch of the bottom of the third over the left-center field wall to tie the game at two.

Memphis 6, Ole Miss 5 The Rebels took an early lead on the Tigers, but three errors proved to be too much to overcome down the stretch as No. 14 Ole Miss fell to Memphis at AutoZone Park. Kevin Mort led the Rebels (23-11) at the plate with a 2-for-4 performance and two runs scored, while Matt Smith extended his hitting streak to 18 games to tie for fifth longest in school history with T.Y. Gunter from the 1974 season. Ole Miss pushed three runs across in the first two innings, but was unable to convert more scoring opportunities with the bases loaded

three times in the first three innings. Matt Crouse (2-1) suffered the loss as he worked 41⁄3 innings with four runs on six hits with two strikeouts. Memphis reliever Marc Ashley (1-1) picked up the win as the Tigers (15-18) rallied in the fifth to take a lead that would never be relinquished.

tunity in the seventh, down 10-8, with runners on second and third. But Austin Hartzog, an Ole Miss signee, struck out Warren to end the game. Harris gave up seven runs on five hits in 42⁄3 innings of work, while Reed Gordon shook off some control problems in the fifth to keep potent a Hillcrest lineup off the board in the final two frames. “You’re never happy after a loss, but we’re happy with the amount of fight we showed tonight,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “It’s the kind of fight we’re going to need in the playoff stretch. If we erase a couple of mistakes and mental errors, we probably win this ballgame. But our pitchers fought, every pitch, and I’m really proud of the way we played tonight.” After Hillcrest jumped in front 3-0 in the top of the third, Harris got the runs back. He made Rogers pay for his only big mistake of the game, a hanging curve that Harris pulled over the

fence to tie the game at 3-all. “I was thinking it was just going to be a popup,” Harris said. “I was just thinking a single. I didn’t even get the barrel of the bat on it.” After Hillcrest took back the lead at 4-3 with a Drew Fountain sacrifice fly in the top of the fourth, the Eagles (11-10, 8-2) got an RBI single from Warren to plate Montana McDaniel and Jonah Masterson scored on a wild pitch to give PCA its only lead of the game at 5-4. In the fifth, Hillcrest took control. Back-to-back doubles by Caleb Baucum and Hartzog put one run on the board and another runner in scoring position. An RBI single by Thomas Woodruff plated another and two errors led to two more runs as Hillcrest earned a lead it would never relinquish. The Eagles knocked Rogers out of the game in the fifth with a couple of runs off Hillcrest errors, but Trent Driver and Hartzog combined to hold the Eagles to one run over the final two innings.

Brandon Continued from Page D1. 4-4. Getting those extra runs made me feel better,” Brandon coach Heidi Hill said. “We’ve had trouble getting people in once we get them on base, so it was good to see us do that.” Warren Central got two runs back in the fifth inning, one of them on an RBI single by Sydnei Smith, but never came close to getting back in the game. Brown finished with five strikeouts, retired 12 of the first 14 batters she faced, and didn’t allow a runner past second base until the fifth inning. Another single by Smith and two walks in the

seventh inning loaded the bases, but Brown got Mallory Reynolds to hit a sharp onehopper back to the pitcher’s circle and threw to first for the game’s final out. Smith finished 2-for-4 with an RBI for WC. Adcock was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored for Brandon, Warner was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, and Caldwell was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. “With a team like Brandon, you let them get up four or five runs and it definitely puts a damper on things,” McGivney said. “But we didn’t give up.”


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