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Storm injures Oak Park man From staff and AP reports A Vicksburg man was being treated at the scene this morning after a giant tree fell on his home in Oak Park subdivision as a line of severe weather pushed through the county, bringing

damaging winds and heavy rain. Vicksburg and Warren County remained under a tornado watch until 3 p.m. Jerry Huie, age unavailable, was in his home at 500 Oakwood Drive, near Blossom Lane, when the tree fell. Vicksburg Fire Department

EMS personnel were treating him minutes after the injury was reported at about 10:15. “The tree is huge,” Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “It would take three people to get their arms around it.” The tree was one of many

reported down across the county, Pace said. One fell on a truck on U.S. 61 South, causing a wreck, and another fell through a mobile home on Berryman Road. Others were down on See Storm, Page A9.

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

Sheriff Martin Pace talks on the phone outside 500 Oakwood Drive this morning.

Off to Afghanistan

Riverfest tonight

39 reserves with 412th pack up, head out By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees members move stage lighting equipment as they set up the stage for tonight’s opening of Riverfest at Washington and China streets Thursday. They are, from left, Brandon Ballenger, Chris Payne, Gary Robbins, Tony Sisk, Tim Griffin, Donnie Rutledge and M.J. Bradley. Riverfest 2011 kicks off when gates open at 6 tonight and Saturday night, with music starting at 7 on both the North and South stages. Tickets are $15 per night or $25 for a weekend pass in advance, or $20 per night and $35 for a weekend pass at the gate. Tickets are available at the Vicksburg Main Street office on Cherry Street, Paper Plus on Washington, Toot’s Grocery at Confederate and Wisconsin avenues, and at Guaranty and Trustmark banks. Visit www.riverfestms. com for more information.

Tonight

North Stage

• 7 p.m. — William Michael Morgan • 8:30 — Asphalt Cowboy • 10 — Brantley Gilbert (headliner)

South Stage

• 7 p.m. — Big Joe Shelton

•8:30 — Chelsea Royal ty • 10 — The Tip Tops

Saturday

North Stage

• 7 p.m. — Sounds Unlimited • 8:15 — The Chill • 10 — Dr. Dee and Anthony Walls (headliners) • 7 p.m. — Band Camp • 8:15 — Next to Nothing • 10 — Elements of the City, Tony McGhee

Saturday events

DEATHS

Tonight: showers, lows in the 80s Saturday: sunny, highs in the 70s

• Mary Lou Harris • Mosie Lee Haywood • Sylvester Lockhart • Nathaniel L. Thompson • Kendrick Lamont Tucker • Ross Valentine

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Darwin Trest helps members of the Vicksburg police and fire departments raise the American flag over Indiana Avenue this morning to honor the 412th Theater Engineer Command as they drove past as they were leaving headquarters for deployment to Afghanistan. At left from left, Rachel Rhett, 14, Grace Ricketts, 17, Drew Audirsch, 21, and Tim Comans, 18, wave to Tim’s brother, R.W. Comans, among those deploying.

See 412th, Page A8.

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Red Cross honors two casino workers By Danny Barrett Jr.

DiamondJacks Casino security shift supervisor Starling Murphy, left, and securityemergency medical responder Victoria Torrain, after being honored by the Red Cross Thursday.

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• 7:30-10 a.m. — Y’s Men’s Pancake Breakfast; $6; Purks Y off East Clay Street; 601-638-1071. • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. — VicksburgWarren County Riverfest Arts & Crafts Show; South, Walnut and Crawford streets; free

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36.3 feet Fell: 0.4 foot Flood stage: 43 feet

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

South Stage

See Riverfest, Page A8.

Mississippi River:

Spc. Paul Henson III, an industrial mechanic headed to Afghanistan for a tour of duty with the U.S. Army Reserve 412th Engineering Command, was still a newlywed when he boarded the troop bus this morning. Henson and his wife, Torie, both Vicksburg natives, have been married “five months, two weeks and six days,” Torie Henson said. The Hensons will be half a world apart when they celebrate their first anniversary Oct. 23, with Paul Henson serving as a tactical driver moving troops in and out of areas of Afghanistan. “Our job is to move people around to the various bases as they need to go,” Paul Henson said. It will likely place him in a number of dangerous situations, but on Thursday he and his wife were at peace, having accepted the risk. “It’s in the good Lord’s hands at this point,” Torie Henson said. “I’ll take it

A typical day at work in December suddenly went into slow motion for DiamondJacks Casino employee Victoria Torrain when a regular patron collapsed at a machine. Torrain, a security-emergency medical responder at the casino, teamed with co-workers to administer CPR and save the man’s life. “We thought he might have fallen,” Torrain said Thursday during an American Red Cross buffet See Casino, Page A8. lun-

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1817: The first permanent school for the deaf opens in Hartford, Conn. 1861: Following the Confederate takeover of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln declares a state of insurrection and called out Union troops. 1865: President Abraham Lincoln dies, nine hours after being shot the night before by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s

Theater in Washington. 1947: Jackie Robinson makes his official debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers 1959: Cuban leader Fidel Castro arrives in Washington to begin a goodwill tour of the United States.

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JACKSON — A Mississippi man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his mother. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says 20-year-old Mark Lewis was charged in the shooting death of 38-year-old Shamese Church. Police say the shooting happened this morning at about 4:30. Green said officers responded to an emergency call and found Church shot in the hallway of her home. She was taken to a hospital where she died. Police did not give a motive in the case. It was not clear if Lewis had a lawyer.

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Fire might have begun at homeless camp

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GAUTIER — Gautier Fire Chief Ray Friar said a fire that burned nearly 150 acres of woods off U.S. 90 might have started accidentally around a campsite set up by a homeless group.

Friar said that investigators found an elaborate campsite with a fire pit used for heat, cooking and trash-burning, candles placed on tree branches and stumps, and a lot of cigarette butts thrown out haphazardly. The fire started Wednesday on the south side of the highway just east of Mississippi 57. Friar said embers started a fire a quarter-mile north of the highway and the fire jumped again, igniting woods another quarter-mile away. Authorities have found no reason to believe the fire was intentionally set.

Coast man charged in child porn case PASCAGOULA — A 56-year-old Pascagoula man has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said investigators used the department’s Internet Crimes Against Children computer system to arrest Anthony Craig Green at his home Wednesday. Byrd said Green’s laptop and desk computers were seized when he was arrested. He said the computers contained images of children under 15 years old in sexual situations. Green was released on $25,000 bail shortly after his arrest. It was not clear whether Green has an attorney.

City man charged with rape, retaliation A Vicksburg man was released on $100,000 bond Thursday from Warren County Jail after charges for rape and retaliation against a witness were filed earlier in the day. Willie Peoples, 32, 901 Wabash Ave., was arrested at 8:45 a.m. by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, concluding a fourmonth investigation of a rape reported in December. Investigators learned a 16-year-old patient at River Region Medical Center had reported a rape. Peoples knew the victim and, according to information gathered during the investiga-

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tion, drove her to a secluded area off Lee Road, raped her, then took her home, Sheriff Martin Pace said. DNA samples analyzed by the state crime lab backed up the rape charge, Pace said. A retaliation charge was added when the victim reported Peoples had cursed and threatened her in April when the two saw each other in a local convenience store. Bond had been set at $50,000 on each charge, Pace said.

in Warren County Jail this morning on drug possession and improper equipment charges. Dewanda Butler, 32, whose address could not be confirmed, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. at Windham Street and Roseland Drive and charged with possession of cocaine, jail records show. No bond was set this morning.

City woman held for drug possession

TVs, electronics missing in burglaries

A Vicksburg woman was

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Four burglaries were

reported to Vicksburg police Thursday, two residential and two from vehicles. • About $3,800 in electronics and other items were reported missing at 10:31 a.m. from a home in the 1900 block of Sky Farm Avenue. Items included three flatscreen TVs, a Gateway laptop computer, a .380 caliber handgun and two Nintendo video game systems. Police had responded to the home after reports of two black males walking the neighborhood with TVs, Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Later, police found one of the TVs, a 50-inch Panasonic, and the laptop in a wooded area

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LAKE HORN — An elderly man was shot and killed outside his Horn Lake home, officials said. Police Chief Darryl Whaley said the shooting happened just after 8 p.m. Thursday. Whaley said they do have a suspect in custody, but no charges had been filed late Thursday. The victim’s name has not been released. Whaley said this is the first homicide recorded in Horn Lake this year.

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CHURCHES Mount Carmel Ministries — Youth conference, 6 tonightSaturday; information and transportation, 601-638-9015; 2015 Grove St. Mount Givens — Choir rehearsal, 6:30 tonight; 210 Kirkland Road. Bypass Church of Christ — Singing Emphasis Workshop, 7-9 tonight and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday; Dr. Leon Sanderson, presenter; Dr. Willie Nettle, minister; 787 U.S. 61 North. Spring Hill M.B. — Rummage and bake sale, 7-11 a.m. Saturday; fish fry, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; $6 per plate includes spaghetti, coleslaw or potato salad and pound cake; 815 Mission 66. Shady Grove Baptist — Spring cleaning, noon Saturday; 61 Shady Grove Circle. Zion Travelers — Chicken dinner plates, $6, 12:30 p.m. Saturday; benefits the building fund; 1701 Poplar St. Narrow Way M.B. — Musical, 4 p.m. Saturday; Shekinah Glory Worship Ministry, The Singing Disciples, The Gospel Visionaries, Evangelist Geneva Jones, Lola Sneed and the King Jubilees, the Rev. Willie White and others; Frank Gardner Jr., pastor; in the St. James No. 1 M.B., 400 Adams. Mount Pilgrim M.B. — Easter program practice, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday; Mary Gaines, 601638-6051, or Alma Hamberlin, 601-638-4357; 3327 U.S. 61 South. New Rock of Ages M.B. — Easter program presented by youth department, 5 p.m. Saturday; 2944 Valley St. Jones Chapel M.B. — Benefit for Donald Wells, 6 p.m. Saturday, Hermanville; 601-5352167. Mount Pilgrim, Freetown — Senior choir musical program, 6 p.m. Saturday; the Rev. Joseph Brown, pastor.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Buck’s Country Playhouse — Feed in the Chicken Coop with potluck supper at 6:30 tonight; music by Wild Bunch; donations accepted; 601-6383193. Belk Spring Charity Sale Event — 6-10 a.m. Saturday; benefits local schools and nonprofits; Vicksburg Mall. Vicksburg Theatre Guild Auditions — “Fairy Tale Theatre,” 2-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; ages 7-18; 601-636-0471; 101 Iowa Ave. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by the Wright Road Band; donations appreciated. Children’s Fashion Show — 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Outlets at Vicksburg; ages 2-8, to participate contact any of the children’s stores; bring camera for

pictures with the Easter Bunny; make treats with Rocky Mountain Chocolate; Katie Lee or Paige Caldwell, 601636-7434. Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert — 3 p.m. Sunday; free admission, donations are accepted; 601631-2997; 1302 Adams St. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Book Scholarship — For Warren County high school and college students, $300; contact a counselor or Arletha Ross, 601-634-1605, or Shirley Allen, 601-638-7270; deadline April 29; West Central Mississippi Chapter, Association of Government Accountants. Coin and Collectible Show — June 4; dealers: six foot tables, $35; Battlefield Inn, 4137 S. Frontage Road; Cason Schaffer, 601-638-1195.

CLUBS Rosa A. Temple Class of 1961 — 50th reunion meet-

ing, 5 tonight, John Ferguson home; 601-638-6647 or Henry Harper, 601-750-7660. Mu Xi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority — 9 a.m. Saturday, meeting; Greater Grove Multipurpose Building, 2715 Alcorn Drive. Vicksburg Chapter Links — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, campaign brunch; $20 per person; tickets in advance, 601-2183821, or purchase at the door; City Auditorium. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Jim Westbrook Recognition Day. Vicksburg-Warren ASU Alumni Chapter Meeting — 6 p.m. Wednesday; Walter Sheriff, president; Vicksburg ASU branch, Cherry St.

BENEFITS Garage Sale — 8 a.m. until Saturday; benefits Alma J. Brown Youth Council; Elks Lodge, 916 Walnut St.

BOIL WATER Culkin Culkin Water District has issued a boil water alert for all customers from the intersection of Warriors Trail and Bovina Drive to Warriors Trail at Bovina Cutoff Road. Drinking and cooking water should be boiled vigorously for two minutes before consumption.

behind the house, Stewart said. • Two 42-inch flat-screen televisions were reported missing at 12:20 p.m. from a house in the 1800 block of Evans Alley. Brands were unknown to the person who reported it, Stewart said. • A CD player valued at $100 was reported missing at 8:45 a.m. from a 1994 Ford F-150 in the 4000 block of Washington Street, records show. • A JVC CD player valued at $150 was reported missing at 8:03 a.m. from a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice in the 1000 block of Military Avenue, records show.


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Disabled advocate urges bus changes By Molly Davis The Associated Press

The monthlong showcasing of historical homes and buildings in Vicksburg continues throughout April with daily offerings. Tickets are $30 for three homes or $15 for one home. Walking tours through the historic district around Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street begin at 6 each Friday night except the 22nd and every Saturday. Tickets are $15. All tickets are available at each venue and at the Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau. Today and all Fridays • Cobb House, 1302 Adams St., 9:30 a.m. • Shlenker House, 2212 Cherry St., 11 a.m. • The Corners Mansion Inn, 601 Klein St., 1 p.m. • Annabelle, 501 Speed St., 2:30 p.m. • Cedar Grove Mansion Inn, 2200 Oak St., 4 p.m. • Maggio Historic Tours at Christ Episcopal Church, 6 p.m. Saturdays • The Mary Harwood, 600 Fort Hill Drive, 9:30 a.m. • Anchuca, 1010 First East St., 11 a.m. • Baer House Inn, 1117 Grove St., 1 p.m. • Blum-Levy House, 1420 Cherry St., 2:30 p.m. • Great Hope Manor, 2011 Cherry St., 4 p.m. Sundays except Easter • Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St., tours led by local author

Gordon Cotton will begin at 1 p.m. • Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St., 2:30 p.m. Mondays • Jacqueline House African-American Museum, 1325 Main St., 9:30 a.m. • Baer House Inn, 1117 Grove St., 11 a.m. • Shlenker House, 2212 Cherry St., 1 p.m. Tuesdays • Martha Vick House, 1300 Grove St., 9:30 a.m. • The Mary Harwood, 600 Fort Hill Drive, 11 a.m. • Old Court House Museum, 1 p.m. • Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St., 2:30 p.m. • George Washington Ball House, 921 Main St., 4 p.m. Wednesdays • Jacqueline House African-American Museum, 1325 Main St., 9:30 a.m. • Anchuca, 1010 First East St., 11 a.m. • Martha Vick House, 1300 Grove St., 9:30 a.m. • Blum-Levy House, 1420 Cherry St., 2:30 p.m. • Great Hope Manor, 2011 Cherry St., 4 p.m. Thursdays • George Washington Ball House, 921 Main St., 9:30 p.m. • Cobb House, 1302 Adams St., 11 a.m. • The Corners Mansion Inn, 601 Klein St., 1 p.m. • Annabelle, 501 Speed St., 2:30 p.m. • Cedar Grove Mansion Inn, 2200 Oak St., 4 p.m.

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Cristina Worley, dressed as Elizabeth Klein, gives a tour of Cedar Grove Mansion earlier this month.

JACKSON — Mississippi policymakers should improve sidewalks and bus stops to make it easier for disabled people to use fixed-route buses, which would cut down on expensive door-to-door paratransit services, an advocate said. Paratransit services, generally van or taxi rides for people with disabilities, are extremely expensive and sometimes unnecessary, said Scott Crawford, a board member of the Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities. Improvements to sidewalks and bus stops would enable some people with physical disabilities to ride mass transit, saving money in the long term, said Crawford, who uses a wheelchair because of multiple sclerosis. He said he frequently has to ride in the street to get to bus stops because sidewalks are in such bad shape. He said improvements also could be made for people with other disabilities. “You’d be amazed at the number people with mild cognitive disabilities that can be trained to use fixed route for particular trips,” said Crawford. He said that the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services or another agency could offer such assistance.

Hearings planned

to educate voters on proposed initiatives By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press

private land through use of eminent domain to give to another person or business. JACKSON — Mississippi Greg Gibson, a spokesman for Secretary of State Delbert the federation, said the group Hosemann says he’ll soon give is still working on its education plan. voters an education Republican Gov. about three petition Haley Barbour initiatives that will and others have be on the Nov. 8 genopposed legislative eral election ballot. efforts to restrict But he’s not the eminent domain. only one. Voters Opponents have can also expect to said such a prohear from supportposal could hurt ers — and possibly economic developponents — of the opment since proposals on voter domain identification, emi“You will also iseminent often used to nent domain and abortion that will see our agency acquire property for projects. appear alongside races for state- traveling the state Sen. Joey Fillinwide, legislative holding at least gane, R-Sumrall, said he’ll continue and local offices. one public hearing to work the MissisLawmakers ended the 2011 in each of the old sippi Republican Party and Tea Party session without offering compet- five congressional groups to spread ing language for districts regarding the word about the initiative that will the proposals. Hosemann said the three ballot require voters to show photo ID to his office will now initiatives.“ prepare for the DELBERT HOSE- cast a ballot. Fillingane said those next phase of the MANN, groups helped him initiative process. SECRETARY OF get the required “We are busily STATE 89,000-plus signapreparing the argutures to put the proments both for and posal on the ballot. against each ballot “I’m not planning any kind initiative and you will begin to see the pamphlets distributed of PAC to actually fund that. across the state in the next few We’re just going to do it on a months,” Hosemann wrote in grassroots basis. I don’t forean e-mail to The Associated see there being any real orgaPress. “You will also see our nized effort for or against it,” agency traveling the state hold- Fillingane said. Rep. Willie Bailey, D-Greening at least one public hearing in each of the old five congres- ville, opposed the voter ID inisional districts regarding the tiative, and said he would urge voters not to pass it. Many three ballot initiatives.“ Leslie Riley, a Pontotoc resi- Democrats have argued that dent who sponsored the anti- the bill harkens to Jim Crow abortion initiative, said he and is intended to suppress traveled 600 miles around the turnout of poor and black state on Tuesday, trying to win voters. support for a proposed constitutional amendment that says life begins at conception. “We’re working on literature. We have a couple of handouts. Basically, we just tell people. Mississippians are overwhelmingly pro-life,” Riley said Thursday. The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation sponsored the initiative that would prohibit the government from taking

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

JACK VIX SAYS: Let’s go to Riverfest.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 Dr. Shearard goes to Texas in quest of health. • John Cashman Jr. returns from Canton where he attended the MartzKennoyer wedding.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901 President William McKinley will remain here only an hour and a half when he comes to Vicksburg. • Lucy Irwin Paxton is married to the Rev. Fitzgerald S. Parker of Jackson, La. • Dr. J.D. Mathys and Bertha Compton are married.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Mayor J.J. Hayes will attempt to have council meetings shorter. • W.T. Conners is slightly improved at Stafford Springs.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 High water stops the “Mud Line” trains. • Dr. D.P. Street leaves for New York to spend two weeks. • Henry Baer sails for a lengthy visit in Europe.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 The R.C. Wilkerson memorial window is dedicated at Holy Trinity Church. • Carney Batey is run over by a freight car in Monroe.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Mrs. Otho Monroe undergoes surgery at the Sanitarium. • Services are held for Rebecca Lewis.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Authorities are seeking the owner of a 1946 Ford found partly submerged in the Yazoo Canal. • Explosive tests are resumed at Waterways Experiment Station.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961

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Mrs. Elaine Palermo moves into her newly purchased home on McArthur Place. • Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Neal of Bovina announce the birth of a son, Truitt Wayne, on April 16. • Mrs. C.F. Slyhart dies. • Elizabeth Taylor stars in “Suddenly Last Summer” at the Rivoli Drive-In Theatre.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Services are held for Mrs. B.R. Tucker. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller announce the birth of a son on March 27.

Let the players cash in, too It’s not just about jump shots or touchdown passes. College athletics, or at least the high-profile sports of men’s basketball and football, also are very much about the money. Consider that the NCAA basketball tournament, which concluded 11 days ago, generates more than $770 million a year in TV rights. That’s not counting ticket, T-shirt or concession stand sales. Consider also how much toptier coaches haul in for drawing Xs and Os. The University of Louisville’s Rick Pitino, the nation’s highest-paid college basketball coach, will receive more than $7.5 million in compensation this year. That’s more than the combined annual salaries of the four coaches whose teams were in the Final Four — Kentucky’s John Calipari is paid $3.9 million, Connecticut’s Jim Calhoun brings in $2.3 million, Butler’s Brad Stevens earns about $435,000 and

Virginia Commonwealth’s Shaka Smart is paid “only’’ $424,000. But what do the Matt Howards, Derrick Williamses and Kemba Walkers of the basketball world get in return for their skills and dedication? The opportunity for a first-class education is, of course, invaluable. The promise of a fullride scholarship is the envy of many American families. Yet, while many of the adults in charge of college athletics bank on millions, or at least hundreds of thousands, of dollars, the young men and women who actually compete on the court or the field often are left to scrounge to pay for incidental expenses and even some educational costs. NCAA President Mark Emmert is sensitive to the financial pressures that some athletes feel. Although Emmert told USA Today that paying players is “grossly unacceptable and inappropriate,” he also indicated that he wants the Indianapolis-based

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

organization to lead a discussion on the idea of expanding the value and scope of athletic scholarships. The discussion also should include the admittedly tricky proposition of allowing athletes to be paid for commercial endorsements, with the money put in a trust fund until graduation. Given that the vast majority of collegiate athletes will never play pro sports, their market value, from an athletic standpoint, is at its highest while they’re still in school. Shooting a commercial for a local pizza place, for example, wouldn’t sap their time or compromise their status as amateur athletes. But it could give them a nice foundation on which to launch their adult lives. Everyone else seems to be cashing in on the incredible popularity of college sports. The stars of the show shouldn’t be left out of the equation.

Services are held for Mrs. B.R. Parker. • Faye Dulaney, 11thgrader at Vicksburg High School, wins a free trip to St. Louis for national competition at the state Driver and Safety Education Rodeo in Jackson.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 City and county officials are impressed by a computerized voting machine system sold by Business Records Corp. of Dallas. • Grey Ferris is re-elected president of Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Jason Walker of Vicksburg High signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Hinds Community College. • The American Red Cross Vicksburg Chapter is recruiting students for a Youth Leadership Council.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

The grand repositioning for Obama’s re-election bid has begun WASHINGTON — Intentional or not, it sizzled with symbolism that President Barack Obama announced his re-election campaign the same day his administration threw in the towel on the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Attorney General Eric Holder announced that Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four others would be tried by a military tribunal at the prison Obama once described as a violation of “core constitutional values.” A central pledge of one campaign was abandoned to kick off the next. This reversal was soon followed by a budget agreement that Obama described as the “biggest annual spending cut in history” — leaving his progressive base wounded and abandoned on the budget battlefield. The man whom liberals elected to complete the work of Lyndon Johnson had adopted the idiom of Ronald Reagan. These are the clearest indications yet of the way that Obama intends to run for re-election. The grand repositioning has begun — with one notable exception. Having tilted toward the center on foreign policy and economic issues, Obama has sent a different signal on cultural ones. He has signed legislation

MICHAEL

GERSON

Even as the professional left registers feeble protests to Obama’s ideological evolution, nothing seems to shake the faith of progressive voters. They can be safely taken for granted.

repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” given up on defending the Defense of Marriage Act and talked of new gun control laws. Republicans have sometimes been guilty of appeasing their base with winks and nods on cultural controversies. Though doubtlessly sincere in his views, Obama is employing the same approach. The overall strategy of projecting a centrist pragmatism is probably a good one. Though Obama has seen some recent erosion in support among African-Americans and Hispanics, his approval among liberals is steady in the 70s. At a comparable point in his presidency, Bill Clinton’s liberal support was in the mid-60s. Even as the professional left registers feeble protests

to Obama’s ideological evolution, nothing seems to shake the faith of progressive voters. They can be safely taken for granted. In contrast, Obama’s approval among independents has dropped 23 points since he took office. Democrats lost this group by a 56-to-37 margin in November. There is no re-election without reversing this trend. But can Obama’s centrist transformation succeed? There are serious obstacles. Obama’s budget record is so ugly it will not be improved with cosmetics. Having accumulated nearly $3 trillion in debt during his first two years — having proposed a budget that adds $9.5 trillion in debt over the next 10 — Obama will require

a dramatic policy shift to change a durable impression of profligacy. To transform he must surprise. His budget speech Wednesday was intended to begin that process. As of now, however, Obama does not control the debate. Rep. Paul Ryan’s 2012 budget has drawn a political line. Those who provide a comparable alternative to Ryan are serious. Those who merely criticize are not. Traditional Democratic proposals for tax increases, coupled with marginal reductions in Medicare and Medicaid, may shore up certain political constituencies. But this approach is not likely to change Obama’s fiscal image. As Keith Hennessey, a Stanford professor and former economic adviser to George W. Bush, points out, the challenge Obama now faces is far greater than the one Clinton confronted. “The budget deficit and government spending are both much larger today than in 1995. Medicare and Medicaid are a larger share of the budget now. And unless the president proposes huge new taxes increases like a VAT (unlikely) or Medicare and Medicaid savings that match or exceed Chairman Ryan’s (no way) the president’s resultant deficit path will

still look worse than Ryan’s.” On foreign policy, Obama has made a series of tough choices — on the Afghan surge, the conduct of the war on terror, the intervention in Libya — without gaining a reputation for decisiveness. This is mainly because his decisions resulted from processes featuring open staff conflict and presidential hesitation. In the case of Libya, Obama acted only when regime forces were on the outskirts of Benghazi instead of when rebel forces were on the outskirts of Tripoli — creating a protracted foreign policy problem in the process. In one poll earlier this month, just 37 percent of Americans gave Obama a good or excellent rating on his handling of national security. Presidential races are won by exciting a party’s base while appealing to the middle — always a tap dance on a tightrope. In 2008, Obama could leave a vague but reassuring impression of centrism in a campaign light on specifics. It is a harder task with a record to carry.

• Michael Gerson’s email address is michaelgerson@ washpost.com.


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Barbour’s claims of Medicaid roll reductions under fire By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, played fast and loose with his state’s Medicaid enrollment numbers this week as he spoke in Washington and chatted up voters in the early primary state of New Hampshire. “Our rolls dropped from 750,000 to 580,000 in the first couple of years,” Barbour said Tuesday on Capitol Hill, referring to Medicaid enrollment trends after he took office in January 2004. That would be a

22.7 percent decline. The problem is, Barbour’s numbers are misleading, according to statistics provided by his own administration. The Mississippi Governor’s Office Division of Medicaid had a different way of counting Medicaid enrollment under Barbour’s predecessor, Democrat Ronnie Musgrove. The program changed its counting method in 2006, about midway through Barbour’s first term. Barbour’s numbers come close to working only if he uses a beginning figure from the old counting method and an end figure from the new

method — an apples-to-oranges comparison. Mississippi Medicaid spokesman Francis Rullan said Thursday the old and new methods of counting enrollment can’t be compared or mixed and matched. Under the old method, some Medicaid recipients were counted more than once in a single reporting period. If a person dropped off the Medicaid rolls, for whatever reason, and re-enrolled during the same month, that counted as two enrollments rather than one. The new counting method,

adopted by the Barbour administration, eliminates the duplicate statistics for enrollment. So a person who drops off the rolls and signs back up in the same month counts as one enrollment rather than two. Using the old method of counting, Rullan said Mississippi’s average monthly Medicaid enrollment during fiscal 2004 was 768,004. Barbour took office midway through that year. Applying the old method to today’s numbers, the March 2011 enrollment was 741,000, Rullan said. That’s a drop of 27,004, or 3.5 percent, in Medicaid enrollment since Barbour

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Woman sentenced in Katrina fraud case GULFPORT, Miss. — A Gulfport native who lived in Jacksonville, Fla., when she applied for disaster assistance after Hurricane Katrina was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to fraud. Barbara Ward admitted she falsely claimed she lived in Pass Christian when Katrina struck in August 2005. U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. ordered her to repay the Federal Emergency Management Agency $4,258 and sentenced her three years’ probation.

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Fellow soldiers honor the arrival of Marine Staff Sgt. Jason Rogers of Brandon as U.S. Marines carry his casket to the hearse Thursday at the Mississippi Air National Guard Base

in Rankin County. Rogers was killed last week while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and his funeral is scheduled for Saturday in Brandon.

Experts fear another oil disaster in Gulf Professor: Industry ‘ill-prepared at the least’ for another accident NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With everything Big Oil and the government have learned in the year since the Gulf of Mexico disaster, could it happen again? Absolutely, according to an Associated Press examination of the industry and interviews with experts on the perils of deep-sea drilling. The government has given the OK for oil exploration in treacherously deep waters to resume, saying it is confident such drilling can be done safely. The industry has given similar assurances. But there are still serious questions in some quarters about whether the lessons of the BP oil spill have been applied. The industry “is ill-prepared at the least,” said Charles Perrow, a Yale University professor specializing in accidents involving high-risk technologies. “I have seen no evidence that they have marshaled containment efforts that are sufficient to deal with another major spill. I don’t think they have found ways to change the corporate culture sufficiently to prevent future accidents.” He added: “There are so many opportunities for things to go wrong that major spills are unavoidable.” The worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history began with an explosion April 20, 2010, that killed 11 workers aboard the Deepwater Horizon rig. More than 200 million gallons of crude spewed from the well a mile beneath the sea. Since then, new drilling rules have been imposed, a high-tech system for capping a blown-out well and containing the oil has been built, and regulators have taken steps to ramp up oversight of the industry. But deep-sea drilling remains highly risky. The effectiveness of the much-touted containment system is being questioned because it hasn’t been

tested on the sea floor. A design flaw in the blowout preventers widely used across the industry has been identified but not corrected. And regulators are allowing companies to obtain drilling permits before approving their updated oil-spill response plans. After a monthslong moratorium, the Obama administration resumed issuing drilling permits earlier this year amid great pressure from the industry and lawmakers seeking to protect communities and workers whose livelihoods depend on drilling. A petroleum industry group is creating a center for offshore safety in Houston to address management practices and improve industry communication. And the agency that oversees offshore drilling now bars inspectors from regulating a company that employs a family member or friend. Also, inspectors who join the agency from the oil industry cannot perform inspections of their former employers for two years. BP says it is poised to become a much safer company. It ousted several key figures during the disaster — including CEO Tony Hayward — and created a powerful unit to police company safety. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said that because of advances made during the crisis, “the capability exists to respond to a deep-water well blowout.” Similarly, Chevron spokesman Russell A. Johnson said his company is “confident of our ability to prevent an incident similar” to the Gulf Spring into Nesting Season with a birdhouse by Heartwood.

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Authorities arrested a south Mississippi woman for shutting down a pet store she didn’t own and removing its inventory. Cherry Anne McCoy, 35, had taken over the operation of Legs, Fins and More and signed a contract to buy out the owner when she could come up with the money, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said. Byrd said the owner went to the store earlier this month and found it closed and its stock gone. The estimated loss to the business owner is more than $20,000. McCoy was released from the county jail on $3,000 bond.

Retired adminstrator to lead Tupelo schools TUPELO, Miss. — The Tupelo School Board has picked retired superintendent David Meadows to serve as the interim superintendent to lead the district. The decision was made Thursday during a school board meeting. A crowd at the meeting applauded the decision. Meadows will replace Randy Shaver. Shaver, who joined the district as superintendent in July 2009, asked

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Man pleads guilty to shooting trooper PLAQUEMINE, La. — The two men arrested in the July 3 shooting of a Louisiana State Police trooper during a traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Iberville Parish appeared in court this week, with one pleading guilty and the other sentenced. Robert Armendariz, 21, of El Paso, Texas, pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted first-degree murder of a police officer in the shooting of Lt. David Conaway on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. He faces up to 50 years in prison. On Thursday, 20-year-old Fabian Herrera of Houston was sentenced to one year probation after pleading guilty in January to accessory after the fact to attempted first-degree murder of a police officer.

Ga. man charged with arson, killing dog NORCROSS, Ga. — Gwinnett County authorities say a Norcross man killed his dog and started a fire in his apartment. Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Tommy Rutledge said firefighters received a report of a house fire and arrived to find no one inside the smoking apartment. Firefighters found blood inside the apartment and a dead dog, Rutledge said. While authorities were investigating, a wet, bloody, naked man approached the apartment. The man was taken to a hospital and faces charges of arson and cruelty to animals.

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The Vicksburg Post

House to vote on $6B spending cut plan

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Domestic agency accounts, food stamps, Medicaid would be slashed

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A bold but politically risky plan to cut billions of dollars from the federal budget is coming to a House vote, with insurgent Republicans rallying behind the idea of fundamentally reshaping the government’s role in health care for the elderly and the poor. The GOP plan, expected to be voted on today, promises more than $6 billion in spending cuts from the budget that President Barack Obama offered in February, relying on stiff cuts to domestic agency accounts, food stamps and the Medicaid health care program for the poor and disabled. But while leaving Social

Security alone, the measure calls for transforming Medicare from a program in which the government directly pays medical bills into a voucherlike system that subsidizes purchases of private insurance plans. People 55 and over would remain in the current system, but younger workers would receive subsidies that would lose value over time. Budget experts said projected Medicare cost increases are unsustainable, but the GOP initiative — attacked by Democrats as ending Medicare’s guarantee — has launched a Washington imbroglio. The primary author of the GOP plan is unfazed by the

Democratic attacks. “The biggest threat to Medicare is the status quo and the people defending it,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said. Democrats countered with official estimates showing the GOP plan would provide vouchers whose value would steadily erode. The House began debate on the measure Thursday with a vote on it and several competing alternatives — most importantly a Democratic substitute raising taxes on the wealthy and a plan by GOP conservatives to cut far more harshly — scheduled for today. The GOP plan isn’t legis-

lation. Under congressional rules, the measure sketches out a nonbinding blueprint each year for running the government. The resolution doesn’t require the president’s signature, but it does set the framework for changes to spending or tax policy in follow-up legislation. The Democratic-controlled Senate has yet to produce its alternative plan as the Budget Committee chairman, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., and other members of Obama’s independent fiscal commission pursue a bipartisan “grand bargain” blending big spending curbs with new revenues flowing from a simplified tax code.

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has clearly not been reported. At the very least, if it was reported, she would have to pay Social Security and Medicare. There are no exemptions for that, and only documented income can be deposited in the Roth account. She will have lots of time, I am sure, and I really don’t want to listen to your arguments pro and con about how morally she should report this income and pay the Social Security and Medicare. That’s for another time and another day. •

Current rules forbid sleeping while on duty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The best solution to the problem of sleepy air traffic controllers is more sleeping on the job, scientists say. But that would be a radical change for the Federal Aviation Administration. Current regulations forbid sleeping at work, even during breaks. Controllers who are caught can be suspended or fired. Experts say that kind of thinking is outdated. “There should be sanctioned on-shift napping. That’s the way to handle night shift work,” said Gregory Belenky, a sleep expert at Washington State University in Spokane. There are plenty of other scientists in the U.S. and around the world who agree with him. Sleep studies show that nighttime workers who are allowed “recuperative breaks” are more alert when they return to their tasks. A working group on controller fatigue made up of officials from the FAA and the union that represents air traffic controllers recently embraced that position as well. The issue has taken on a new urgency in the wake of four recent episodes in which the FAA says controllers fell asleep while on duty. The most recent case occurred

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Federal Aviation Administration Chief Operating Officer Hank Krakowski in the cockpit of an FAA jet at Washington’s Reagan National Airport this week when the pilot of a plane transporting a critically ill passenger was unable to raise the sole controller working at 2 a.m. in the tower of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Nevada. The FAA said the controller was out of communication for 16 minutes. Controllers at a regional radar facility in California assisted the plane, which landed safely. The episodes have sent administration officials scrambling to assure the public and angry members of Congress that air travel is indeed safe. Even President Barack Obama

Rocket carrying security info launches from California coast VA N D E N B E R G A I R FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A rocket carrying a national security payload has been successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California’s central coast. The Atlas 5 rocket blasted off shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Vandenberg officials said the satellite was carrying a classified payload from the National Reconnaissance Office, which oversees the nation’s constellation of spy satellites. The rocket appeared as a brilliant light streaking across a clear Southern California night sky. A live video feed of the launch showed exhaust pouring out of the engines and lingering in the atmosphere as the rocket climbed.

The launch, which was scheduled for Tuesday, had been delayed because of a problem with the rocket’s avionics that has since been fixed. After liftoff, the rocket, flying with a single solid rocket booster, headed south on 1 million pounds of thrust — equal to the energy of about two dozen Hoover Dams. The mission is classified and no other details are available about the satellite’s purpose or cost. United Launch Alliance, the joint venture of rocket builders Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., said it’s the fifth defense payload it has launched for the reconnaissance office in the past seven months.

weighed in, telling ABC News in an interview, “We’ve got it under control.” “What we also have to look at is air traffic control systems,” Obama acknowledged. “Do we have enough backup, do we have enough people, are they getting enough rest time?” In fact, the FAA and the controllers union — with assistance from NASA and the Mitre Corp., among others — has come up with 12 recommendations for tackling sleep-inducing fatigue among controllers. Among those recommendations is that the FAA

change its policies to give controllers on midnight shifts as much as two hours to sleep plus a half-hour to wake up. That would mark a profound change from current regulations that can make sleeping controllers subject to suspension or dismissal. Yet, at most air traffic facilities, it’s common for two controllers working together at night to engage in unsanctioned sleeping swaps whereby one controller works two jobs while the other controller naps and then they switch off, present and former controllers told The Associated Press. The controllers requested not to be named because they didn’t want to jeopardize their jobs or co-workers’ jobs. More than two decades ago, NASA scientists concluded that airline pilots were more alert and performed better during landings when they were allowed to take turns napping during the cruise phase of flights. The FAA chose to ignore recommendations that U.S. pilots be allowed “controlled napping.” But other countries, using NASA’s research, have adopted such policies for their pilots. Several countries — including France, Germany, Canada and Australia — also permit napping by controllers during breaks in their work shifts, said Peter Gimbrere, who heads the controllers association’s fatigue mitigation effort.

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“It’s been going on for nearly 10 years, which might seem like a long time,� Sanders said, “but the challenge and the importance of this mission is no less important today than it was right after 9/11.� The Henson family, who own H and H Marine Services in Vicksburg, is used to military goodbyes. Paul’s father, Sgt. Paul Henson Jr,, and younger brother, Spc. Andrew Henson, served together in the first 412th Operation Enduring Freedom deployment in 2009. They came home in August. Andrew served as a driver, as his brother will be, and his father was a truck commander. “He’s going to the same place where we were,� Sgt. Henson said, admitting to a little bit of concern. “It’s not quite as safe as you hear. We had a lot of close calls when we were there.� Neither of the Hensons nor any of their group was injured during the tour. “I’d advise him to keep his head down and watch out for anything that looks out of place,� Sgt. Henson said. “There are still a lot of bad folks in that place.� “I’ll rely on my training,� Paul Henson said. “I know my job, I know how to take care of myself and my team. We have been training together since January and even before that. I trust the guys next to me.� New told the families all the important words had been spoken by the time he got to the lectern. “Training is over, it’s time to get to work,� said New. “Now I’m going to do everything I can to bring them back to you.�

Continued from Page A1. one day at a time. It’s his job to go, it’s my job to stay here and look after our home.� “It’s part of it,� Paul Henson said. “You take it as it comes.� The 39 U.S. Army reserve soldiers who left Vicksburg this morning tackled the hardest part of their mission — having to say goodbye — just before boarding the bus, said the 412th’s commander, Maj. Gen. William Buckler Jr. Buckler was in their shoes just 20 months ago. “You can only reach high when you have a strong foundation to stand on,� said Buckler, speaking Thursday at a farewell ceremony honoring the soldiers and their families. “That foundation is (made up of) the families, their communities and their employers. We will all be here waiting, counting the days until you come home.� Among the ceremony’s speakers were state Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg, Mayor Paul Winfield and two of the 412th’s officers who’ll be overseeing the mission, Col. Craig Sanders and Sgt. Maj. Terry New. Hopson and Winfield promised the soldiers their families would be cared for in their absence. “You are true heroes,� Hopson said. “...Not only to the people who know you in this room but to every American. Your families are going to miss you for a significant period of time.� Sanders pointed out that the group is deploying in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Spc. Paul Henson, left, and his wife, Torie, laugh as they visit with fellow soldiers and their families Thursday.

Debbie McNeal, a Family Readiness Support assistant at the 412th Theater Engineer Command, ties yellow ribbons to the gate of the headquarters at Morris Army Reserve Center on Porters Chapel Road.

cheon at Riverwalk Casino that was part of the local office’s Heroes Campaign and National Volunteer Week. Torrain and security shift supervisor Starling Murphy were recognized as lifesavers by the organization. Turns out, the elderly man had gone into cardiac arrest and needed medical attention. He was kept alive by quick thinking and paramedics’ timely response, Torrain said. “I didn’t think of the drama of it,� she said. “I just had a top-notch team with me.� The local office, part of the Mississippi Capital River Chapter, honored volunteers and accepted a $10,000 donation from Riverwalk. Overall, the local chapter has raised $17,000 toward the $20,000 local goal for the program. Statewide, the program has raised $100,000, local office manager Beverly Connelly said. Businesses in Vicksburg recognized as key volunteers during the event were Riverwalk, DiamondJacks and Ameristar casinos, AndersonTully and Trustmark Bank. “Each one of you know it’s the volunteer that makes a comfort kit or donates a blanket,� said Janice Sawyer, local emergency services coordinator. “We would not be who we are today without our volunteers.� Special recognition also went to Mary Hamilton and Joan Marie Kaye of the Jackson-based regional chapter.

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• 8 a.m. — Bluz Cruz Marathon; begins at Madison Parish Port, ends at Vicksburg City Front. • 8 a.m. — Old Court House Museum Spring Flea Market. • 8 a.m. — Vicksburg Tennis Classic; Halls Ferry Park. • 8 a.m. — Vicksburg Farmers’ Market; along Washington, near China Street. • 9 a.m. — Alcorn Jazz Festival; free; Vicksburg Convention Center. • 10 a.m. — Free activities along Washington Street and downtown merchants sidewalk sale • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Gospel-Fest on North Stage • 10 a.m. — Jackson Street choir • 11 a.m. — Mighty Train of Gospel • Noon — Tonight Forever • 1 p.m. — Cedar Grove • 2 p.m. — Alcorn State University Jazz Festival ensembles (University of Southern Mississippi at 2, Jackson State University at 2:40)

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Son: Mother cried river plunge ‘terrible mistake’ as van sank NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A suicidal mother who loaded her four children into a minivan and drove off a boat ramp into the frigid Hudson River changed her mind as the van sank and cried, “I made a mistake, I made a terrible mistake,” said her 10-year-old son, who survived by crawling out a window and swimming ashore. Lashanda Armstrong had warned in a cryptic Facebook message just before the fatal plunge: “I’m so sorry everyone forgive me please for what I’m gonna do.... This Is It!!!!” Her 10-year-old son, the only survivor as his mother and three siblings drowned, says she had told the children, “You’re all going to die with me,” but then tried, too late, to back out of the river, according to a woman who found the sopping wet boy. Meave Ryan was driving past the boat ramp in Newburgh, about 60 miles north

of New York City, on Tuesday evening when she spotted the boy, La’Shaun Armstrong, waving his arms. Ryan said the boy told her that his mother had had a “big, big argument about my stepdad’s cheating on her,” then piled the four children in the minivan and sped into the river. Ryan told The Associated Press on Thursday that La’Shaun said Armstrong had held him and the other kids — boys ages 5 and 2 and an 11-month-old girl — as the minivan began sinking. “She was holding on to all of them and said, ‘If I’m going to die, you’re all going to die with me,’“ Ryan said. ”She said that two or three times.“ But as the vehicle sank, La’Shaun broke free of his mother’s grasp and clambered out a window. Ryan said: “While he was doing that, he heard his mother saying, ‘I made a mis-

take, I made a terrible mistake.’ And she tried to reverse the car out, but at that time it was too late. He said, ‘Mommy, I’m going to go get help,’ and she said, ‘OK.’ And that was the last he heard from his mother.” Ryan drove the boy to a nearby fire station. Rescuers immediately went to the river, but it was too late: They found the van about 25 yards from shore in 8 feet of water. Lashanda Armstrong and three children were dead. Ryan’s account conforms to reports from police, who say Armstrong was involved in a domestic incident at her apartment Tuesday evening and within minutes had plunged off a boat ramp into the river just a half-mile from her apartment in a hard-luck section of the city. The Facebook message, posted from Armstrong’s BlackBerry, was obtained by MidHudsonNews.com. It

posted on her page at 7:13 p.m. Tuesday, about a halfhour before she drove into the river. “I don’t know if we’ll ever find out what Lashanda Armstrong was thinking when she left that home and drove to the river,” Newburgh police Chief Michael Ferrara said. Lt. Bruce Campbell said police had heard from at least two witnesses who said they saw a minivan speed through an intersection at the boat launch’s entrance fast enough that the vehicle appeared to bottom out on the bumpy pavement. “She went through it at a pretty good pace,” Campbell said. The witnesses, motorists who had stopped at a stop sign, “just thought it was kids driving fast or acting up,” he said. They apparently didn’t see what happened next, he said. Campbell said police believe

Armstrong hit the water going 15 to 20 mph. There was no substantial damage to the vehicle’s front end, and the airbags didn’t deploy, he said. A stream of people went to the boat ramp Thursday, and friends and neighbors gathered to try to process the tragedy. Ashonti George, 21, laid a red rose on the doorway to Armstrong’s apartment Thursday morning. The two women were in the same math class at Orange County Community College. George, of Newburgh, said that Armstrong usually was an attentive student but wasn’t herself during a Tuesday morning test. “She was off,” George said. “She didn’t seem like herself. She seemed angry — off. That’s the best way I can explain it.” People lit candles near the spot where the van entered the water.

Daniel Lamb, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, said the roof was blown off another mobile home in Issaquena County. The weather damaged a shop near the border of Washington and Bolivar counties. A tornado watch was expected to remain in effect for a large portion of the state into this afternoon. “It looks like it’s going to be a volatile setup,” said Brian Koeneke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson. “We could have a few tornados and there’s the possibility for a strong tornado.” In Vicksburg and Warren County, the National Weather

Service was forecasting a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms through 7 tonight, and then clearing out. The Oklahoma deaths were reported in Tushka in the southeastern part of the state late Thursday. Dead were two sisters in their 70s, Salvation Army Capt. Ric Swartz said. The tornado also injured at least 25 people as it ground through the town of 350 residents, said Gilbert Wilson, Atoka County’s emergency management director. High winds associated with the same storm system killed seven people across Arkansas early this morning. In Garland County, a 24-yearold man and his 18-month-old daughter were killed when

lightning struck a tree that fell on their mobile home on Pistol Circle. The victims were crushed in their bed. As the sun rose this morning, one side of the mobile home was torn away, and the tree still rested on a mattress. In Bald Knob, a 6-year-old boy was killed when a huge tree fell and crushed his home at about 2:30 a.m. Police Chief Tim Sanford said the tree was between 6 and 8 feet in diameter and it took more than two hours to get a truck big enough to lift it so they could reach the child. “It was a very large, old tree,” Sanford said. “This is very, very tragic.” In eastern Arkansas, strong winds knocked a trailer from

its moorings in the little community of Colt, killing a woman inside. St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May said a strong downburst of wind apparently got under the double-wide mobile home where Lardelah Anderson, 64, and her husband lived, flipping it onto its roof. Jesse Anderson, 65, was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn., where he underwent surgery this morning, May said. In Scott in Pulaski County, a man was killed when a tree fell on his recreational vehicle. Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Carl Minden identified the victim as James Lofts, 56.

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Mary Lou Harris Services for Mary Lou Harris will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Willie White officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral Mary Lou home. Harris Ms. Harris died Sunday, April 10, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 72. She was born in Belzoni and was a nurses aid at Vicksburg Hospital. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doreatha McRunnel; father, James Johnson; stepfather, Willie McRunnel; husband, Miner Harris Sr.; three sons, Eddie Harris, Miner Harris Jr. and Charles Ray Harris; and sisters, Florence Young and Nadine Johnson. Survivors include six daughters, Dorothy Seriven, Nancy Harris, Barbara Goodman, all of Vicksburg, Mary Washington of Rolling Fork, Catherine Harris of Vallejo, Calif., and Sandra Donaldson of Phoenix; four sons, Larry Harris of Rolling Fork, Dale Harris of Grace, Robert Harris of Galveston, Texas, and Johnny Harris of Greenville; five sisters, Edna M. Garner of Greenville, Evangeline Kelly of Vicksburg, Jeraldine Reynolds of Monrovia, Calif., Josephine McRunnel and Irene Turner, both of Boston; three brothers, Joseph McRunnel of Vicksburg, Willie McRunnel of Port Gibson and James Johnson of Arizona; 35

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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 saturday-Sunday Sunny and clear, highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s

TONIGHT Partly cloudy with a chance of showers, lows in the upper 80s

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

BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT

STATE FORECAST

Storm Lakewood Hills, LeTourneau and Redbone roads. Winds were reported to be 70 mph in some parts of the county. No other injuries were reported. Damage was reported to mobile homes and other structures across the state early this morning as the severe line of weather pushed in from the west. The same line had already killed two people in Oklahoma and at least five in Arkansas. Leflore County Emergency Management director T.W. Cooper said at least two mobile homes and a storage shed were damaged or destroyed near Minter City. A significant number of trees were down in the area.

PRECISION FORECAST

grandchildren; 50 greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Mosie Lee Haywood FAYETTE — Mosie Lee Haywood died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Jefferson County Nursing Home. She was 87. Mrs. Haywood was the daughter of Carrie Montgomery and Roscoe Johnson. She was a housewife and a member of Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church in Fayette. She is survived by one son, Frank W. Jackson Jr. of East Chicago, Ind.; and other relatives, including Debra Johnson and Rosie Lee Harris, both of Vicksburg, and Carrie Jackson of Fayette. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church with the Rev. John Quinn officiating. Burial will follow at Poplar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be until 6 tonight at Rollins Funeral Home in Fayette.

Sylvester Lockhart PORT GIBSON — Sylvester Lockhart died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Promise Hospital of Vicksburg. He was 67. Mr. Lockhart was preceded in death by his parents, Sylvester and Della Lockhart; one brother, T.C. Lofton; and two sisters, Elgia Burks and Clausell Buckley. He is survived by his wife, Lois Lockhart of Port Gibson; one son, Steven Norwood of Las Vegas; two daughters, Sandra Craft of Mount Olive and Tiffany Dorsey of Hermanville; three brothers, Ernest Williams of Albany, N.Y., Roxie Lockhart of Jacksonville, Fla., and John Earl Lockhart of Magee; nine grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends, including Bennie Little of Port Gibson and Roland Lewis of Dallas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter’s M.B. Church in Magee with the

Rev. Larry Bouie officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson with family hour from 6 until 8 and at the church Saturday from 10 a.m until the service.

Nathaniel L. Thompson PORT GIBSON — Nathaniel L. Thompson died Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Patient’s Choice Hospital in Port Gibson. He was 32. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by a brother, Alexander Shaun Thompson. Survivors include his parents, Roosevelt and Ruthie Thompson of Port Gibson; two sons, Nathaniel A. Thompson and Nate Derriyous Thompson, both of Port Gibson; a brother, Roosevelt Thompson III of Port Gibson; his paternal grandmother, Dorothy Newton of Port Gibson; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including Shirley McGowan of Port

Gibson. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Pattison with the Rev. John Banks officiating. Burial will follow at Scott’s Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 today at Thompson Funeral Home in Port Gibson and Saturday at the church from 1 p.m until the service.

Kendrick Lamont Tucker ROLLING FORK — Kendrick Lamont “Coach” Tucker died Monday, April 11, 2011, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville. He was 24. Mr. Tucker is survived by his father, Frendrick Flood of Chicago; his mother, Frances Tucker of Rolling Fork; five brothers, Geovanni Flood, Divanni Flood and Tivanni Flood, all of Chicago, Kevin Tucker of Lorman and Frendrick Jones of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three sisters, Rakeeyah Flood and Rahjeya

Flood, both of Chicago, and Sharon Tucker of Rolling Fork. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory in Rolling Fork with Percy Grant officiating. Burial will follow at Ashland Cemetery in Anguilla under the direction of Walker Funeral Home of Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from noon Sunday until the service.

Ross Valentine PEARL — Services for Ross Valentine will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 tonight at the funeral home. Mr. Valentine died Friday, April 8, 2011, at his home. He was 61. He was of the Baptist faith.

saturday-Sunday Sunny and clear, highs in the 70s, lows in the 40s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 80º Low/past 24 hours............... 59º Average temperature......... 70º Normal this date................... 66º Record low..............39º in 1928 Record high............87º in 1925 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month................ 1.4 inches Total/year.............. 16.09 inches Normal/month......2.86 inches Normal/year........ 19.17 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Saturday: A.M. Active............................ 3:50 A.M. Most active...............10:03 P.M. Active............................. 4:16 P.M. Most active................10:30 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:31 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:32 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:33

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.3 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 11.5 | Change: -1.1 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 18.1 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 13.0 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.5 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.5 | Change: -0.9 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................84.0 River....................................83.8

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Saturday................................. 46.2 Sunday.................................... 46.7 Monday.................................. 46.9 Memphis Saturday................................. 27.2 Sunday.................................... 28.0 Monday.................................. 28.4 Greenville Saturday................................. 40.7 Sunday.................................... 41.0 Monday.................................. 41.4 Vicksburg Saturday................................. 36.6 Sunday.................................... 36.9 Monday.................................. 37.3


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Gadhafi’s daughter sends defiant message ‘Libya was not defeated by airstrikes then and won’t be defeated now’ TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — From her father’s compound, struck by U.S. bombs exactly 25 years ago, Moammar Gadhafi’s daughter sent a defiant message early today: Libya was not defeated by airstrikes then and won’t be defeated now, she told a cheering crowd. The daughter, Aisha, pumped her right fist as she led the audience in late-night chants from the second-floor balcony of the badly damaged Bab Aziziyah compound, targeted by U.S. warplanes in 1986. “Leave our skies with your bombs,” she said, referring to NATO airstrikes that had struck Tripoli just hours earlier. Gadhafi, in power for 42 years, has been testing the international community’s resolve on the battlefield. On Thursday, his forces shelled the besieged western Libyan town of Misrata, where rebels are clinging to positions near the port area, their only link to the outside world. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told NATO foreign ministers meeting in Berlin on Thursday that Gadhafi is taunting the alli-

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Aisha Gadhafi, daughter of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, fires up a crowd of Libyans gathering in Tripoli. ance by continuing to strike cities held by the rebels seeking his overthrow. “As our mission continues, maintaining our resolve and unity only grows more impor-

tant,” Clinton said. NATO members agree that Gadhafi has to go to end the crisis in Libya, but made clear they are not the ones to oust him. The Libyan leader has a long

and troubled history with the West. In the 1980s, he was seen as sponsor of militant groups, and Libya’s secret service was held responsible for the April 5, 1986 bombing of a Berlin disco that killed two U.S. servicemen. Ten days later, U.S. warplanes struck targets in Benghazi and Tripoli, including Gadhafi’s Bab Aziziyah compound. Dozens were killed in the strikes. Gadhafi never repaired Bab Aziziyah, instead turning it into a museum. Hundreds rallied there late Thursday and early today, chanting pro-Gadhafi slogans, such as “Only Allah, Moammar and Libya,” and “The people want Moammar as their leader.” The crowd erupted in cheers when Aisha appeared on the balcony. “Let me go back to the past when I was a child, when I was 9 years old, in this house,” she said. “A rain of missiles and bombs. They tried to kill me. They killed dozens of children in Libya.” “Now, after 25 years, the same missiles, the same bombs, rain on our children’s heads,” she said.

Thousands of protesters demand reform in Syria BEIRUT — Thousands of people chanting “Freedom!” held protests in several Syrian cities today, demanding far greater reforms than the limited concessions offered by President Bashar Assad over the past four weeks, witnesses said. The largest protest was in the southern city of Daraa, with about 10,000 people turning out in a city that has become the epicenter of the protest movement. The monthlong protest movement in Syria has steadily gathered momentum as tens of thousands of people demand sweeping reforms in Assad’s authoritarian regime. More than 200 people have been killed during the government crackdown on protesters, according to Syria’s main pro-democracy group.

Weather hurts search for missing woman PARSONS, Tenn. — Inclement weather moving through western Tennessee will affect the search for a woman who was last seen being dragged away by a man in camouflage, Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt said. Forecasts called for hail, wind and possibly tornadoes in the area. He said searchers would wait and see how that will affect efforts to find 20-year-old Holly Bobo. Wyatt also said authorities don’t have any suspects in the case, which is being investigated as an abduction.

Nation/World BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Scientists map volcanic plume at Yellowstone HELENA, Mont. — Scientists using electric and magnetic sensors have mapped the size and composition of a vast plume of hot rock and briny fluid down to 200 miles below Yellowstone National Park’s surface, according to a new study soon to be published. The so-called “geoelectric” imaging of a plume to this extent is a first, giving researchers a clearer picture of the material that feeds Yellowstone’s volcanic features, said Robert B. Smith, the study’s co-author, a University of Utah professor emeritus and a coordinating scientist of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory. The information will help scientists better understand the evolution of these hot spots that are an integral part of a continental drift and are active in 20 places around the world from Hawaii to Iceland, he said.

remained jailed today on $1.5 million bond on a capital murder charge in Young County, where the children’s bodies were found early Thursday after a 10-hour search prompted by a family member’s concern for their welfare, Graham police said.

Arizona Legislature OKs ’birther’ bill PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval late Thursday night to a proposal that would require President Barack

Obama and other presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens before their names can appear on the state’s ballot. Arizona would become the first state to require such proof if Gov. Jan Brewer signs the measure into law. Thirteen other states have considered similar proposals this year. The proposals were defeated in Arkansas, Connecticut, Maine and Montana.

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Texas man charged with killing infants FORT WORTH, Texas — Authorities in a rural North Texas community are investigating the slayings of an infant and toddler whose father had sent his ex-girlfriend a cell phone photo that, according to two of the mother’s friends, appeared to show the younger child dead. Gabriel Armandariz, 28,

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SPORTS Friday, april 15, 2011 • SE C TION b PUZZLES b6 | CLASSIFIEDS b7

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

JUCO baseball

Hinds pitcher remains hospitalized after surgery By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com

Fish clip Braves Thanks to the efforts of former Ole Miss outfielder Chris Coghlan, the Marlins clipped the Braves., 6-5. Story/B3

Schedule

PREP BASEBALL

Vicksburg hosts Brandon Today, 7 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL St. Al at West Lincoln Today, 6 p.m.

On TV 6 p.m. Versus - The Tampa Bay Lightning take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of a NHL playoff doubleheader, while the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Vancouver Canucks in the nightcap.

Who’s hot RICHIE BUFKIN

PCA pitcher went the distance with six strikeouts in a fivehit 9-6 victory over University Christian on Thursday.

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Pitching came through again for the Mississippi Braves, holding the Mobile BayBears to just one early run, but the bats could muster only one hit in a 1-0 loss on Thursday night at Hank Aaron Stadium. In a game that lasted barely more than two hours, left-hander Brett Oberholtzer (0-1) went 52⁄3 innings, giving up just two hits, but one of them was a solo home run in the first to Paul Goldschmidt, his Southern League-leading fifth of the season. That was all the BayBears would need, as spectacular pitching by starter Bryan Henry and relievers Josh Ellis, Leyton Septimo, and Ryan Cook allowed just one hit and three walks. Henry (2-0) went five innings for just one hit, striking out three and walking two to pick up the win. The one hit was a Donell Linares single to lead off the fifth inning. He advanced to second on a groundout, but was stranded in scoring position after two flyouts ended the inning. Cook came in to pitch the ninth for Mobile, earning his second save in as many tries this season.

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A Hinds Community College pitcher who collapsed during a game on Wednesday night remained hospitalized this morning as family, friends and teammates were told, “a miracle would have to happen.” Chase Wroten, a Terry native who pitched at Hillcrest Christian, signed with

the University of Southern Mississippi before opting to play at Hinds, was at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Hinds spokesman Brian Emory said. He underwent emergency surgery on Wednesday night and was in critical condition Thursday night. “We were told a miracle would have to happen,” Hinds assistant coach Clint Wilkerson said. “We’re just

going to have to keep praying, but it’s really out of anyone’s control at this point. We’re just waiting to see now.” The Hinds baseball team postponed a scheduled series for this weekend against Gulf Coast Community College. Sean Weaver, part of the 2009 Class 1A state championship team with Wilkerson, was playing catcher for Wroten Wednesday against

East Central Community College when Wroten called Weaver to the mound. “I came running out there, took a close look at him and knew that something was seriously wrong,” said Weaver, who said he didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary during pregame warmups with his pitcher. “He asked me to grab him, because he felt like he was going to pass out. He told me

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Tennis

Tennis tourney highlights Riverfest

Eagles win district title Bufkin pitches five-hit gem to lead PCA to victory over University Christian By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com RAYMOND – Porters Chapel is repeating as District 5-A champions. And a sophomore led the Eagles to it. Sophomore Richie Bufkin pitched a five-hit, completegame masterpiece to lead PCA to a 9-6 victory over University Christian in the rubber match of a best-ofthree series to decide the district title Thursday at Central Hinds Academy. Bufkin’s efforts weren’t alone, however. The defense committed just two errors and the offense supplied plenty of power. Montana McDaniel and Jarad Tompkins each went 3-for-4 with two RBIs apiece. Only three Eagles struck out. “Everybody had their heads screwed on straight out there,” Tompkins said. “We were seeing the ball better and we were getting our pitch. We weren’t swinging at junk out there, but finding good pitches to hit.” The Eagles will play at Wayne Academy in Game 1 of a best-of-three series next Tuesday night at 7 in the first round of the Class A playoffs. Game 2 and Game 3, if neccessary, will be played at Porters Chapel later in the week. “It makes it a whole lot easier for us,” McDaniel said of the playoff atmosphere of the series. “It’s going to be a better chance for us since we’re a number one seed. The momentum was with us to start and we were able to

he felt like he was spinning and we helped him to the ground. I didn’t know how serious this was.” Hinds coach Sam Temple gave the team today off. “It definitely doesn’t get any easier,” Weaver said. “Chase is an unbelievable person and we’re going to stay tough for his family. This goes way beyond baseball. But there’s no getting used to this.

By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Porters Chapel second baseman Jeff Hearn tags out University Christian’s Stuart Cochran in a rundown during Thursday’s game at Central Hinds Academy. string some hits together.” University Christian rallied twice to knot the contest, but PCA countered to retake the lead both times. In the seventh, with the contest tied, 6-6, the Eagles made their final rally with two outs and

two on. Jeff Hearn popped up on a breaking ball, but University Christian shortstop Cody Grogan and centerfielder Adam McPhail collided headfirst and the ball dropped between them, allowing the

lead run to score. McDaniel drove in a pair of crucial insurance runs with a double off the left-field fence to stake Bufkin with a three-run cushion.

Riverfest weekend will be highlighted athletically by the second Guaranty Bank Tennis Tournament. The tournament will feature between 30 to 60 adult and youth competitors on the Halls Ferry Tennis Courts beginning today and concluding on Sunday. Halls Ferry tennis director Rick Shields said the tournament is gaining in popularity thanks to Guaranty Bank’s sponsorship. “We’re really fortunate to have David Bell from Guaranty Bank, who is really trying to promote tennis in Vicksburg,” Shields said. “We had the first tournament last year and we’ve been able to grow it this year. “We’ve got players coming from the surrounding areas of Jackson, Greenville, and Natchez.” The format will include draws in men’s and women’s singles, doubles along with mixed doubles. Player ratings from the United States Tennis Association will be used to bracket play. The cost for the tournament for late signups will $25 for singles and $20 for doubles. Players can contact Shields at 601-831-8006 for more information.

See PCA, Page B3.

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Rebels, Bulldogs still in SEC race By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com PEARL — Atop the Southeastern Conference, teams like Vanderbilt, Florida and South Carolina are making a case for themselves as national championship contenders. A rung or two lower on the ladder are a half-dozen teams fighting for survival. Six teams are separated by three games in the conference standings heading into this weekend’s action. The top eight advance to the league tournament. Although the SEC schedule is less than halfway complete, the cramped standings have made every game and every series crucial. Even a series against an also-ran, like this weekend’s three-game set between Ole Miss (20-14, 5-7 SEC) and Kentucky (16-17, 2-10) in Oxford can have big implica-

On the air Ole Miss: 1490 AM Miss. State: 105.5 FM LSU: 103.9 FM Today’s Games Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. MSU at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Auburn at LSU, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games MSU at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m. Kentucky at Ole Miss, 4 p.m. Auburn at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Auburn at LSU, 1 p.m. MSU at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Kentucky at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. SEC standings/B2 tions. If the Rebels can steal a few victories they can take advantage of other contenders beating up on each other — such as Mississippi State

and Arkansas, who play each other in Fayetteville. Conversely, a series loss would drop Ole Miss even further behind and vault Kentucky into the jumbled mess of teams fighting for a tournament berth. “Every SEC weekend is important. You’ve always got to come out with three wins, or at least win the series for sure. I think we can pick up a little momentum in the SEC this weekend, get back on track and make a run,” Ole Miss pitcher Eric Callender said. Evidence of how quickly fortunes can change in the SEC is readily apparent with a glimpse at the standings: • LSU (21-12, 3-9) has lost five one-run games in conference play and sits alone in last place in the Western Division. The Tigers entered the season ranked in the top See Baseball, Page B3.

Bruce Newman•The associated press

Ole Miss infielder Blake Newalu makes an error on a ball hit by Georgia’s Johnathon Taylor on April 8.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 2:30 p.m. Speed - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, “Happy Hour Series,” final practice for Aaron’s 499 4 p.m. Speed - ARCA 1 a.m. SPEED - Formula One, qualifying for Grand Prix of China BOXING 8 p.m. ESPN2 - Junior welterweights, Ruslan Provodnikov (18-10) vs. Ivan Popoca (15-0-1) GOLF 5:30 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Fresh Express Classic NHL PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. Versus- Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh 9 p.m. Versus - Chicago at Vancouver

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from staff & AP reports

Prep Track PCA athletes advance to South State PCA participated in the District 5-A track meet at University Christian on Wednesday and several Eagles qualified for the South State championship meet coming up on Wednesday. The 800-meter relay team of Jarad Tompkins, Peyton Guider, Chris Marshall and Jake Boyd took third place. The 400meter relay team of Tompkins, Chris Williams, Marshall and Boyd took second, as did the 1,600-meter relay team of Guider, Jamee Hill, Boyd and Justin McDaniel. The 3,200-meter relay team of Michael Bilbo, Jesse Young, Matthew Barnes and Peter Harris finished third. Jake Boyd finished second in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Tompkins finished fourth in the 100-meter dash. McDaniel was fourth in the 400-meter dash, while Barnes took third in the 1,600-meter dash and Bilbo was third in the 3,200-meter run.

Prep softball Warren Central routs Greenville-St. Joe Warren Central shook off the offensive doldrums with a nine-run sixth inning to blast host Greenville-St. Joe 10-0 on Thursday. Chelsea Worley threw a no-hitter, striking out four. Krista Cortezie and Worley had RBI singles, while Megan McCullough had a sacrifice fly. Lexi Burley had two singles for WC (11-11).

NFL Little movement in labor talks MINNEAPOLIS — The NFL and its locked-out players started talking again, and they talked all day. The only sign of progress or productivity, though, was the nine hours or so both sides spent in the federal courthouse Thursday. Sworn to secrecy about specifics of the court-ordered mediation, neither the league nor the players provided much insight about where they’re at in their dispute over the division of this $9 billion business. They were to meet again this afternoon.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 15 1991 — Magic Johnson sets an NBA record for career assists in a 112-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Johnson, who needed nine assists to break Oscar Robertson’s record of 9,887, gets 19. 1993 — Sparky Anderson earns his 2,000th victory as a manager as the Detroit Tigers rally to beat the Oakland Athletics 3-2. 2000 — Cal Ripken becomes the 24th player to reach 3,000 hits when he lines a clean single to center off Twins reliever Hector Carrasco. He reaches the milestone with his third hit in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins and becomes the seventh player in major league history to get 3,000 hits and 400 home runs. 2005 — Top-ranked Roger Federer’s 25-match winning streak ends when French teenager Richard Gasquet saves three match points before capturing a third-set tiebreaker at the Monte Carlo Masters. Federer’s 35-1 record this year is the best start on the men’s tour since John McEnroe was 39-0 in 1984.

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scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE

East

All Games W L South Carolina..............26 6 Vanderbilt......................30 3 Florida............................26 7 Georgia..........................18 15 Kentucky........................16 17 Tennessee.....................19 15

SEC W 10 10 9 8 2 2

West

All Games W L Alabama........................23 13 Arkansas........................24 8 Mississippi St..............21 12 Auburn...........................18 14 Ole Miss.......................20 13 LSU................................22 11

L 2 2 3 4 10 11

CONFERENCE USA

L 5 6 7 7 7 9

C-USA W

6 6 6 4 3 4 3 3 1

L 3 3 3 2 3 5 6 6 5

Monday’s Games Jackson St. 3-10, Concordia, Ala. 4-0 Tuesday’s Games Union 3, William Carey 2 Mississippi College 5, Tougaloo 3 Belhaven 9-3, Millsaps 1-14 Southern Miss 8, Ole Miss 6 Alabama 10, Mississippi Valley State 1 Wednesday’s Games William Carey 11-9 Blue Mountain 2-2 Belhaven 6, Tougaloo 3 Alabama 10, Miss. Valley St. 0 UAB 6, Mississippi State 4 Today’s Games No games scheduled

PCA...........................................202 0203 – 9 11 2 UCS...........................................004 0200 – 6 5 5 WP- Richie Bufkin. LP – Brandon Waltman. HRConner Smith (UCS). Jarad Tompkins (PCA). 3B – Cameron Upton (PCA). 2B – Cody Grogan (UCS). Montana McDaniel 2 (PCA). Multiple hits: McDaniel 3 (PCA). Tompkins 3 (PCA).

mlb American League

Central Division L 4 4 5 7 8

West Division

W Texas.............................9 Los Angeles..................7 Oakland.........................6 Seattle...........................4

L 3 5 7 9

L 4 5 6 7 7 9 L 2 6 7 6 7

GB — 2 4 4 1/2 5 1/2

Pct .667 .583 .500 .462 .417 .308

GB — 1 2 2 1/2 3 4 1/2

Pct .833 .500 .462 .455 .417

GB — 4 4 1/2 4 1/2 5

Thursday’s Games Colorado 6, N.Y. Mets 5, 1st game Colorado 9, N.Y. Mets 4, 2nd game Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Washington 0 Florida 6, Atlanta 5 Houston 1, San Diego 0 St. Louis 9, L.A. Dodgers 5 Today’s Games Florida (Vazquez 1-1) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 1-0) at Washington (Gorzelanny 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 1-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 2-0), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (D.Carrasco 0-0) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 1-2), 6:30 p.m. San Diego (Harang 2-0) at Houston (Happ 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 0-1) at Colorado (Chacin 2-0), 7:40 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 1-0) at Arizona (D.Hudson 0-2), 8:40 p.m. St. Louis (Lohse 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Garland 0-0), 9:10 p.m. Saturday’s Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-0) at Washington (Marquis 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-0) at Cincinnati (Volquez 2-0), 12:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 0-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-0), 3:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 0-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-1), 6:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 0-1) at Houston (Figueroa 0-2), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Coleman 0-0) at Colorado (Hammel 1-0), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 0-1) at Arizona (J.Saunders 0-1), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (McClellan 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 2-1), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh (Karstens 1-0) at Cincinnati (Leake 1-0), 12:10 p.m. Florida (Volstad 0-1) at Philadelphia (Blanton 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0) at Washington (L.Hernandez 1-1), 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0) at Atlanta (Hanson 1-2), 12:35 p.m. San Diego (Richard 1-0) at Houston (Myers 1-0), 1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-2) at Colorado (A.Johnson 0-0), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-2) at Arizona (Enright 0-1), 3:10 p.m. St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 1-1), 3:10 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

PCA 9, UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN 6

W Cleveland.......................8 Kansas City...................8 Chicago.........................7 Detroit............................6 Minnesota......................4

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................8 Milwaukee......................7 Chicago.........................6 St. Louis........................6 Pittsburgh......................5 Houston.........................4

Pct .750 .583 .417 .385 .308

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS

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L 4 5 6 8 9

L 3 5 7 8 9

West Division

——— Mississippi schedule

East Division

W Philadelphia...................9 Florida............................7 Washington....................5 Atlanta...........................5 New York.......................4

W Colorado........................10 San Francisco...............6 Los Angeles..................6 Arizona..........................5 San Diego.....................5

Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Central Florida at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Houston at Marshall, 6 p.m. New Orleans at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. Memphis at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Memphis at UAB, 2 p.m. New Orleans at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 2 p.m. Central Florida at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Houston at Marshall, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Houston at Marshall, 10 a.m. Central Florida at East Carolina, 10 a.m. Memphis at UAB, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Tulane at Rice, 1 p.m.

W New York.......................7 Baltimore.......................6 Toronto..........................6 Tampa Bay....................4 Boston...........................2

National League East Division

SEC W 8 6 5 5 5 3

Thursday’s Games Alabama 8, Tennessee 2 Today’s Games Florida at Georgia, 6 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Kentucky at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Auburn at LSU, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Florida at Georgia, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 2:05 p.m. Kentucky at Ole Miss, 4 p.m. Tennessee at Alabama, 5:05 p.m. Vanderbilt at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Auburn at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Vanderbilt at South Carolina, Noon Auburn at LSU, 1 p.m. Florida at Georgia, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Kentucky at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m.

All Games W L Southern Miss.............24 8 Rice...............................24 13 UAB...............................19 13 Houston.........................17 18 Memphis........................19 14 East Carolina.................22 11 Tulane............................20 13 UCF...............................21 12 Marshall.........................13 18

Minnesota (Duensing 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-1), 12:40 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 3-0) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Seattle (Pineda 1-1) at Kansas City (Francis 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Detroit (Penny 0-1) at Oakland (Cahill 1-0), 3:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

Pct .636 .545 .500 .333 .182

GB — 1 1 1/2 3 1/2 5

Pct .667 .667 .583 .462 .333

GB — — 1 2 1/2 4

Pct .750 .583 .462 .308

GB — 2 3 1/2 5 1/2

Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3, 9 innings N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 5, 9 innings Kansas City 5, Seattle 1, 7 innings Detroit 3, Oakland 0 Today’s Games Baltimore (Britton 2-0) at Cleveland (Masterson 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Texas (Harrison 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 1-1) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 0-1) at Boston (C.Buchholz 0-2), 6:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 3-0) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 1-0), 7:10 p.m. Seattle (Bedard 0-2) at Kansas City (Hochevar 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 0-2) at Oakland (McCarthy 1-0), 9:05 p.m. Saturday’s Games Baltimore (Guthrie 1-1) at Cleveland (Tomlin 2-0), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Holland 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 0-0), 12:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-1) at Kansas City (O’Sullivan 0-1), 12:10 p.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 0-1) at Boston (Beckett 1-1), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Chatwood 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-0), 3:10 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 0-2) at Tampa Bay (Niemann 0-2), 3:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 1-1) at Oakland (Braden 0-1), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games Baltimore (Bergesen 0-1) at Cleveland (Talbot 1-0), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 1-0) at Boston (Lester 0-1), 12:35 p.m.

G AB R YEscobar Tor.................. 10 32 8 AlRodriguez NYY............ 10 34 11 Betemit KC....................... 9 31 7 Pedroia Bos..................... 11 41 7 Konerko CWS................. 12 47 8 Abreu LAA....................... 12 42 6 Bautista Tor...................... 9 34 8 Gordon KC...................... 12 55 11 Butler KC......................... 12 44 9 MiYoung Tex................... 12 48 6

H 14 14 12 15 17 15 12 19 15 16

Pct. .438 .412 .387 .366 .362 .357 .353 .345 .341 .333

BATTING—YEscobar, Toronto, .438; AlRodriguez, New York, .412; Betemit, Kansas City, .387; Pedroia, Boston, .366; Konerko, Chicago, .362; Abreu, Los Angeles, .357; Bautista, Toronto, .353. RUNS—Gordon, Kansas City, 11; AlRodriguez, New York, 11; Beckham, Chicago, 10; Boesch, Detroit, 10; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 10; AlRamirez, Chicago, 10; 7 tied at 9. RBI—NCruz, Texas, 12; Konerko, Chicago, 12; Teixeira, New York, 11; ACabrera, Cleveland, 10; MiCabrera, Detroit, 10; Quentin, Chicago, 10; BRoberts, Baltimore, 10. HITS—Gordon, Kansas City, 19; MeCabrera, Kansas City, 18; Konerko, Chicago, 17; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 16; Pierre, Chicago, 16; Span, Minnesota, 16; MiYoung, Texas, 16. DOUBLES—Gordon, Kansas City, 7; Quentin, Chicago, 7; Cano, New York, 6; Barton, Oakland, 5; Morneau, Minnesota, 5; Raburn, Detroit, 5; MarReynolds, Baltimore, 5; Smoak, Seattle, 5; MiYoung, Texas, 5. TRIPLES—Arencibia, Toronto, 2; Borbon, Texas, 2; Crisp, Oakland, 2; YEscobar, Toronto, 2; 19 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—NCruz, Texas, 5; Posada, New York, 5; ACabrera, Cleveland, 4; MiCabrera, Detroit, 4; HKendrick, Los Angeles, 4; Kinsler, Texas, 4; AlRodriguez, New York, 4; Teixeira, New York, 4. STOLEN BASES—Fuld, Tampa Bay, 7; Crisp, Oakland, 5; DavMurphy, Texas, 4; Pierre, Chicago, 4; ISuzuki, Seattle, 4; JWilson, Seattle, 4; 5 tied at 3. PITCHING—AJBurnett, New York, 3-0; Weaver, Los Angeles, 3-0; Haren, Los Angeles, 3-0; 13 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—Weaver, Los Angeles, 27; EJackson, Chicago, 24; Verlander, Detroit, 21; Haren, Los Angeles, 21; RRomero, Toronto, 20; Danks, Chicago, 20; Cahill, Oakland, 18. SAVES—MRivera, New York, 5; Fuentes, Oakland, 5; CPerez, Cleveland, 4; Feliz, Texas, 4; Nathan, Minnesota, 3; Soria, Kansas City, 3;

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G AB R Votto Cin......................... 12 45 13 Kemp LAD....................... 13 45 11 Montero Ari...................... 10 36 7 SCastro ChC................... 12 54 11 Rasmus StL..................... 13 53 12 Carroll LAD...................... 13 43 5 Fielder Mil........................ 12 43 5 Tulowitzki Col.................. 12 44 10 Hundley SD..................... 11 36 7 Ethier LAD....................... 13 50 3

H 20 20 16 21 20 16 16 16 13 18

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BATTING—Votto, Cincinnati, .444; Kemp, Los Angeles, .444; Montero, Arizona, .444; SCastro, Chicago, .389; Rasmus, St. Louis, .377; Carroll, Los Angeles, .372; Fielder, Milwaukee, .372. RUNS—Phillips, Cincinnati, 13; Votto, Cincinnati, 13; Berkman, St. Louis, 12; Braun, Milwaukee, 12; Fowler, Colorado, 12; Rasmus, St. Louis, 12; 7 tied at 11. RBI—Fielder, Milwaukee, 15; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 14; Howard, Philadelphia, 13; Berkman, St. Louis, 11; IDavis, New York, 11; Polanco, Philadelphia, 11; CYoung, Arizona, 11. HITS—SCastro, Chicago, 21; Kemp, Los Angeles, 20; Rasmus, St. Louis, 20; JosReyes, New York, 20; Votto, Cincinnati, 20; Byrd, Chicago, 18; Ethier, Los Angeles, 18; Polanco, Philadelphia, 18; AngSanchez, Houston, 18. DOUBLES—Bourn, Houston, 6; Byrd, Chicago, 6; Coghlan, Florida, 6; Kemp, Los Angeles, 5; Montero, Arizona, 5; Morrison, Florida, 5; Prado, Atlanta, 5; JosReyes, New York, 5; SSmith, Colorado, 5; DWright, New York, 5. TRIPLES—SCastro, Chicago, 2; CaLee, Houston, 2; Morgan, Milwaukee, 2; Rasmus, St. Louis, 2; JosReyes, New York, 2; 23 tied at 1. HOME RUNS—Tulowitzki, Colorado, 7; Berkman, St. Louis, 4; Braun, Milwaukee, 4; Burrell, San Francisco, 4; ASoriano, Chicago, 4; 10 tied at 3. STOLEN BASES—Kemp, Los Angeles, 8; Bloomquist, Arizona, 6; OHudson, San Diego, 6; Tabata, Pittsburgh, 6; Bourn, Houston, 5; Bourgeois, Houston, 4; Desmond, Washington, 4; Herrera, Colorado, 4; Pagan, New York, 4; JosReyes, New York, 4. PITCHING—21 tied at 2. STRIKEOUTS—ClLee, Philadelphia, 26; JSanchez, San Francisco, 24; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 24; Halladay, Philadelphia, 22; Lincecum, San Francisco, 22; Dempster, Chicago, 22; Wolf, Milwaukee, 20; JGarcia, St. Louis, 20; Norris, Houston, 20; Garza, Chicago, 20. SAVES—Street, Colorado, 6; Broxton, Los Angeles, 5; LNunez, Florida, 4; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 4; Marmol, Chicago, 4; SBurnett, Washington, 3; Putz, Arizona, 3; Axford, Milwaukee, 3; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 3.

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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago vs. Indiana Saturday: Indiana at Chicago, noon Monday, April 18: Indiana at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. April 21: Chicago at Indiana, TBD April 23: Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-April 26: Indiana at Chicago, TBD x-April 28: Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-April 30: Indiana at Chicago, TBD Miami vs. Philadelphia Saturday: Philadelphia at Miami, 2:30 p.m. April 18: Philadelphia at Miami, 6 p.m. April 21: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD April 24: Miami at Philadelphia, noon x-April 27: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-April 29: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD x-May 1: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD Boston vs. New York Sunday: New York at Boston, 6 p.m. April 19: New York at Boston, 6 p.m. April 22: Boston at New York, TBD April 24: Boston at New York, 2:30 p.m. x-April 26: New York at Boston, TBD x-April 29: Boston at New York, TBD x-May 1: New York at Boston, TBD Orlando vs. Atlanta Saturday: Atlanta at Orlando, 6 p.m. April 19: Atlanta at Orlando, 6:30 p.m. April 22: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD April 24: Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. x-April 26: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-April 28: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-April 30: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

San Antonio vs. Memphis Sunday: Memphis at San Antonio, noon April 20: Memphis at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. April 23: San Antonio at Memphis, 6:30 p.m. April 25: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-April 27: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-April 29: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-May 1: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD L.A. Lakers vs. New Orleans Sunday: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. April 20: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. April 22: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. x-April 26: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD x-April 28: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, TBD x-April 30: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, TBD Dallas vs. Portland Saturday: Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. April 19: Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. April 21: Dallas at Portland, 9:30 p.m. April 23: Dallas at Portland, 4 p.m. x-April 25: Portland at Dallas, TBD x-April 28: Dallas at Portland, TBD x-April 30: Portland at Dallas, TBD Oklahoma City vs. Denver Sunday: Denver at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. April 20: Denver at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. April 23: Oklahoma City at Denver, 9 p.m. April 25: Oklahoma City at Denver, 9:30 p.m. x-April 27: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD x-April 29: Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD x-May 1: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD

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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Washington vs. New York Rangers Wednesday: Capitals 2, Rangers 1, OT Today: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 6:30 p.m. April 17: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m. April 20: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. x-April 23: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 2 p.m. x-April 25: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD Philadelphia vs. Buffalo

Thursday: Sabres 1, Flyers 0 Saturday: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. April 18: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 6 p.m. April 20: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. x-April 22: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. x-April 24: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 2 p.m. x-April 26: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD Boston vs. Montreal Thursday: Montreal 2, Boston 0 Saturday: Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. April 18: Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. April 21: Boston at Montreal, 6 p.m. x-April 23: Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m. x-April 26: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay Wednesday: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Today: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. April 18: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. April 20: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. x-April 23: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-April 25: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Vancouver vs. Chicago Wednesday: Canucks 2, Blackhawks 0 Today: Chicago at Vancouver, 9 p.m. April 17: Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m. April 19: Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m. x-April 21: Chicago at Vancouver, 9 p.m. x-April 24: Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m. x-April 26: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD San Jose vs. Los Angeles Thursday: Sharks 3, Kings 2, OT Saturday: Los Angeles at San Jose, 9 p.m. April 19: San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. April 21: San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. x-April 23: Los Angeles at San Jose, 9:30 p.m. x-April 25: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-April 27: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Detroit vs. Phoenix Wednesday: Red Wings 4, Coyotes 2 Saturday: Phoenix at Detroit, Noon April 18: Detroit at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. April 20: Detroit at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. x-April 22: Phoenix at Detroit, 6 p.m. x-April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Anaheim vs. Nashville Wednesday: Predators 4, Ducks 1 Today: Nashville at Anaheim, 9:30 p.m. April 17: Anaheim at Nashville, 5 p.m. April 20: Anaheim at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-April 22: Nashville at Anaheim, 9 p.m. x-April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBD

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Thursday At TPC San Antonio San Antonio Purse: $6.2 million Yardage: 7,435; Par 72 (36-36) First Round J.J. Henry................34-33 — 67 -5 Stewart Cink............34-33 — 67 -5 Charley Hoffman.....35-33 — 68 -4 Jhonattan Vegas.....34-34 — 68 -4 Vaughn Taylor.........34-34 — 68 -4 Kevin Chappell........37-31 — 68 -4 Adam Scott..............35-33 — 68 -4 Troy Matteson.........36-33 — 69 -3 Kevin Streelman......36-33 — 69 -3 Jim Herman.............34-35 — 69 -3 Brendan Steele.......35-34 — 69 -3 Geoff Ogilvy............36-33 — 69 -3 Brandt Snedeker.....37-32 — 69 -3 Dean Wilson............36-34 — 70 -2 J.B. Holmes.............35-35 — 70 -2 Joseph Bramlett......37-33 — 70 -2 Martin Piller.............36-34 — 70 -2 Bobby Gates...........34-36 — 70 -2 Kevin Stadler...........34-36 — 70 -2 Frank Lickliter II......37-33 — 70 -2 Chris Kirk.................35-35 — 70 -2 Tag Ridings.............31-39 — 70 -2 Aron Price...............36-34 — 70 -2 Jeff Maggert............36-35 — 71 -1 Blake Adams...........35-36 — 71 -1 Carl Paulson............39-32 — 71 -1 Brian Gay................36-35 — 71 -1 Ryan Palmer...........35-36 — 71 -1 Bill Lunde................35-36 — 71 -1 Johnson Wagner.....34-37 — 71 -1 Charles Howell III....36-35 — 71 -1 John Senden...........34-37 — 71 -1 Scott Stallings.........36-35 — 71 -1 Billy Horschel..........34-37 — 71 -1 Kris Blanks..............35-36 — 71 -1 Rich Beem...............35-36 — 71 -1 Steve Flesch...........36-35 — 71 -1 Briny Baird...............35-36 — 71 -1 Angel Cabrera.........33-38 — 71 -1 Arjun Atwal..............36-35 — 71 -1 Bob Estes................34-37 — 71 -1 Pat Perez................35-36 — 71 -1 Michael Sim.............36-35 — 71 -1 Kevin Sutherland.....35-36 — 71 -1 Paul Goydos............35-36 — 71 -1

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-1 La. Pick 4: 4-7-3-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-6-5 La. Pick 4: 5-9-6-0 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-3-3 La. Pick 4: 2-5-7-5 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-6 La. Pick 4: 8-3-5-0 Easy 5: 1-7-15-18-29 La. Lotto: 1-22-23-29-33-34 Powerball: 4-23-39-49-50 Powerball: 39; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-6-6 La. Pick 4: 5-7-0-5 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-9-7 La. Pick 4: 4-9-0-8 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-1-2 La. Pick 4: 3-7-6-2 Easy 5: 11-13-28-30-33 La. Lotto: 13-16-17-22-24-38 Powerball: 5-14-32-53-56 Powerball: 11; Power play: 4


Friday, April 15, 2011

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Braves can’t put it together vs. Marlins ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves gave Brandon Beachy enough support with five runs in the first four innings. “Plenty of run support and I gave it right back,” Beachy said. Beachy and Florida starter Ricky Nolasco each gave up five runs before John Buck drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single, and the Marlins held off the Braves 6-5 on Thursday night to win their second straight road series. Beachy gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks in 51⁄3 innings. Brian McCann hit a threerun home run and Dan Uggla

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also homered for Atlanta. “Our struggles continue,” said Chipper Jones. “We’ve just got to work on putting all three phases together. “We did this at various times last year, where we’d pitch and play defense, wouldn’t hit. Pitch and hit, wouldn’t play defense. Play defense and hit, wouldn’t pitch. They all take turns.” Jones tried to provide encouragement for Beachy, a rookie still looking for his first win. “I sort of got the feeling there for a time he was feeling for the strike zone,” Jones said. “He was missing up a lot. I just

told him, ’Don’t sacrifice stuff for location. You start sacrificing stuff for location, you get whacked. You gotta let your natural ability work for you.”’ Buck was 0 for 9 in the series before driving in Gaby Sanchez from second base with the single off Eric O’Flaherty (0-1) to break a 5-5 tie. The Marlins have won two of three in both Houston and Atlanta for a successful start to their nine-game road trip, which shifts to Philadelphia on Friday. Sanchez had two hits, including his first homer. Logan Morrison had a two-run double and Hanley Ramirez was on base five

times with three hits, including a run-scoring single, and two walks. Brian Sanches (2-0) pitched a scoreless sixth inning to earn the win and Leo Nunez pitched the ninth for his fourth save. Former Ole Miss standout Chris Coghlan had two hits and was 7-for-12 in the series as he continued his success against the Braves. Coghlan has hits in 20 straight games against Atlanta. Coghlan also delivered the key defensive play of the game with a diving catch in center of pinch-hitter Brooks Conrad’s bases-loaded line drive to end the sixth.

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Continued from Page B1. Bufkin did the rest, using a nice breaking ball on the inside half of the plate and a fastball he located up top or low and outside to retire the heart of the Flames’ order. He struck out Brandon Waltman, induced a weak tapper to second from McPhail and let off a sigh of relief as a big flyball was caught by centerfielder Kawayne Gaston for the final out. He threw 101 pitches, 66 of which were for strikes and struck out six. “That kid has got heart,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “You choke that up to heart. He was never fazed by anything. That kid hit the home run off of him, he never backs down and he made great pitch after great pitch.” In the first, after Bufkin sat down the Flames in order, the PCA offense went to work against University Christian starter Waltman. Leadoff man Hearn ripped a single off Waltman and next batter Tompkins unloaded on a fastball at the letters, driving over the 350ft. sign in centerfield to give PCA a 2-0 lead. The Eagles added to it in the top of the third, as Gaston scored on an error and Cameron Upton drilled a shot to left for an RBI triple to give them a 4-0 lead. But it wouldn’t last. University Christian tied up the contest in the bottom

of the third. Michael Allen’s hotshot line drive was booted by McDaniel at short over first base, putting him in scoring position to open the frame. After Bufkin recovered to strike out the next batter, leadoff man Conner Smith turned a high fastball into two runs as he drilled a shot over the left-field fence. Bufkin hit the next man he faced and gave up a single to McPhail to put two on. After Bufkin induced an easy tapper for the second out, Walker Bullock drilled a shot to center that briefly clipped the outstretched glove of a leaping Gaston to tie the game at 4 apiece. “I just had to dig deep and throw strikes,” Bufkin said. “I had my defense behind me and they made a lot of plays.” A double by McDaniel and a sacrifice fly by Gaston gave PCA a short-lived lead in the top of the fifth. After Bufkin hit back-to-back batters in the bottom of the inning, Grogan tied the game with a two-RBI double. Waltman took the loss for University Christian, giving up nine hits in five innings and six earned runs. Lefty Michael Allen was touched up for three runs in two innings of relief work. Smith and Bullock paced the Flame offense with two RBIs apiece.

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LSU coach Les Miles, center, watches a drill before the start of LSU’s spring football game on April 9.

Spring games migrating to TV By Rachel Cohen AP sports writer The trees are budding and the birds are nesting — must be time to sit down and watch some of the least compelling matchups in college football: green vs. white, crimson against cream, blue takes on gold. Spring games are blossoming on television as sports networks discover the value of airing glorified scrimmages, tapping into fervent college fan bases — people who might otherwise be joining the tens of thousands at the stadium. It’s free advertising in the middle of the offseason for programs competing for the country’s top recruits. The Big Ten Network is scheduled to broadcast live all but one of its schools’ spring football games this year on TV or the Internet, including Iowa’s open practice (the Hawkeyes don’t play a spring game). ESPN’s networks are televising five games this year, up from two in 2008. That doesn’t include additional teams available online at ESPN3.com, some as replays or simulcasts of regional broadcasts. The only ones who don’t seem to be on the bandwagon are some college coaches, a bunch conditioned to fret over the tiniest of details. New Big Ten member Nebraska is the TV holdout in that conference, for instance. The Huskers don’t want to

On TV Saturday • Michigan spring game 11 a.m. Big Ten Network • Notre Dame spring game 1 p.m. Versus • Alabama spring game 2 p.m. ESPNU • Arkansas spring game 3 p.m. ESPN2 show their retooled offense to their new rivals. “I just prefer not to have it on,” said Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops, whose team’s spring game was aired by ESPN in 2006 and ‘07. “Why would I let everybody see, who we’re going to play early, what we like to do?” Of the 25 schools in the AP’s final poll last season, 12 are planning to have their games broadcast in some form this spring. Notre Dame’s spring game will be televised nationally for the first time. Saturday’s scrimmage is on cable channel Versus, which is now a sister network to NBC, the Irish’s TV partner, after the Comcast merger. “We are going to try to get as much gamelike scenarios as we can,” coach Brian Kelly said. “I think we will get some excitement,” he added, “more so than the typical spring game.” ESPN’s foray into spring football started mostly as an

attempt to find programming to fill the schedule at new network ESPNU. The number that later caught executives’ eyes wasn’t a rating but an attendance figure. In 2007, an overflow crowd of more than 92,000 attended Nick Saban’s first spring game at Alabama. ESPN’s telecast of Texas’ spring game April 3 drew an audience of 226,000 households. The same time slot last year — which included a replay of the college basketball 3-point and slam dunk competitions — attracted 337,000 households. Even if viewership isn’t great, the games are valuable in other ways to ESPN, which is so heavily invested in college football. “We’ve been trying to make a concerted effort in making it a year-round proposition,” said Burke Magnus, the network’s senior vice president of college sports programming. Magnus said schools had been receptive to having their games televised. LSU coach Les Miles would rather not have a spring game at all — he believes it’s an inefficient use of limited practice time. But these scrimmages bring in big bucks for the top programs. So if he has to have one, Miles doesn’t mind it being on TV. “Your guys love to play on

television,” Miles said before Saturday’s game, which was shown on ESPN. “It gives you the air of a big game. Your guys want to play better.” Still, coaches whose games are televised may be more likely to hold back certain plays they don’t want their opponents to see. Asked if he recorded Texas’ spring game, Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables deadpanned, “I don’t know if I did or not.” From the Sooners’ standpoint, Venables said, “I think we’re on TV as much if not more than anybody and we get plenty of exposure.” Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne, the Cornhuskers’ former coach, was concerned televising the spring game would hurt attendance — which has been more than 77,000 in recent years. Osborne said the school makes $700,000 to $800,000 in revenue from the game. Coach Bo Pelini will be able to tune into his new conference’s network to watch the scrimmages of all his Big Ten counterparts. Plenty of passionate, midwestern football fans are sure to do so. They might even see something eyebrow raising, like last Saturday when Purdue’s Carson Wiggs connected on a 67-yard field goal — yes, 67.

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Baseball Continued from Page B1. 10 in most national polls. • Alabama entered last weekend with a three-game lead in the West. It was swept by top-ranked Vanderbilt and, thanks to a pair of walkoff wins by Arkansas over LSU, had its lead chopped to a single game. Arkansas, on the verge of falling well behind in the division, is instead right in the thick of things. That sort of volatility forces players to take a one game at

a time approach, Callender said. Looking too far ahead can cause teams to lose focus — and ground — in the short term. “Coach always says it’s a 30-game battle in the SEC, so every game is just as important as the others. Whether or not you’re at the top of the SEC or back in the pack every game is important so that’s how we’re taking it,” Callender said.

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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “Bedtime Stories” — A hotel handyman, Adam Sandler, tries to make the most of the situation when he learns that the outlandish tales he tells his niece and nephew are coming true./7 on TBS ■ SPORTS NHL — The Tampa Lightning hope to strike in Pittsburgh in the opener of an NHL playoff doubleheader, while Chicago and Vancouver battle in the nightcap./6 on Versus ■ PRIMETIME “Supernatural” — Fate intervenes after Balthazar changes Adam Sandler history by stopping the Titanic from sinking; Castiel tells Sam and Dean they must kill Fate if they want to survive./8 on CW

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

MILESTONES ■ BIRTHDAYS Roy Clark, country singer, 78; Michael Tucci, actor, 65; Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, writer-producer, 64; Emma Thompson, actress-screenwriter, 52; Samantha Fox, singer, 45; Danny Pino, actor, 37; Seth Rogen, actor-writer, 29; Emma Watson, actress, 21. ■ DEATH Charles Laufer — The man who published Tiger Beat and other fan magazines that breathlessly covered the doings of teen idols has died at age 87. His daughter, Teena Naumann, said that Laufer died of natural causes on April 5 at Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

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Miley Cyrus says her family is fine Miley Cyrus said she feels more at ease heading out on an international tour now that things are fine on the home front. Earlier this year, her parents, Billy Ray and Tish Cyrus, were getting a divorce, and her father was critical of his daughter’s behavior. But the Cyruses recently called off their divorce and the family is spending time together. On Thursday, Miley said her family is doing Miley good — and she’s happy about that since she Cyrus leaves for South America and Australia on her Gypsy Heart Tour on April 27. Cyrus said she’s excited to head to South America for the first time, even though she doesn’t know Spanish. As for America, she said right now she’s feeling the most love overseas, and she’s not sure she’s “completely comfortable” touring here.

Sorry, Charlie: Studio denies return talks Lawyers for the studio behind “Two and a Half Men” are rejecting Charlie Sheen’s claim that he’s in talks to return to the hit CBS sitcom. A letter Thursday from attorneys for Warner Bros. Television to Sheen’s lawyer dismisses as “false” Sheen’s comments that discussions are under way to reinstate him. Details of the letter were confirmed by a person close to the situation who requested anonymity because he lacked authority to speak publicly. Sheen told a Boston radio station Tuesday that there was an “85 percent” chance of his returning to “Two and a Half Men.” He was fired last month after outbursts directed at the show’s producer. The letter from the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson to Sheen’s attorney, Marty Singer, says there are no discussions regarding Sheen rejoining “Two and Half Men” and there will be none.

Shields to speak at Princeton’s Class Day Brooke Shields is going back to school. The 1987 graduate of Princeton University is giving the university’s important and often whimsical Class Day address as part of graduation weekend. Shields was already a star of films like “Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love” when she arrived at Princeton. She graduated as a French major with honors. Brooke Speakers at other Class Day ceremonies in reShields cent years have included comedian Stephen Colbert, former President Bill Clinton and news anchor Katie Couric. The speaker at the May 30 event was invited by the New Jersey school’s graduating class. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will speak at the May 29 baccalaureate.

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Altoona sells name for filmmaker Later this month, there will still be a city with roughly 31,000 residents in the Allegheny Mountains east of Pittsburgh. What there won’t be is a city named Altoona. That’s because the city has sold its name to make some money — and to help independent filmmaker Morgan Spurlock make a point. City Council on Wednesday approved a deal to change Altoona’s name to “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” for 60 days. Spurlock will pay the city an unspecified amount that will benefit its police department. The film skewers the proliferation of advertising in American life. POM Wonderful is a juice company that paid to be the movie’s title sponsor. The film will screen in Altoona on April 27, the day the name change takes effect.

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N.O. houses in ‘Treme’ ad demolished NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Several ramshackle houses featured on advertisements for the HBO series “Treme” were demolished Thursday, despite efforts by preservationists and show producers who wanted the row homes renovated. The houses had roofs that were barely there and chunks of siding missing. They needed to be torn down because they were dangerous and an eyesore, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and several neighbors said. The buildings, which sit across from a playground and park, have long been havens for criminals and drug users, they said. “We live here and we don’t want our kids passing this stuff,” said the Rev. Kenneth Thompson. The producers of the television show, set in New Orleans in the months after Hurricane Katrina, asked the mayor in a letter to hold off on razing the homes. “What a powerful message it would send about the resiliency and recovery of the city for this block to be restored and transformed into desirable homes for returning residents,” the producers said in

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, speaks to historic preservationists for their opposition for tearing down several blighted the letter. Landrieu said he was making good on his promise to rid the city of an estimated 50,000 to 60,000 blighted properties. Two homes had been flattened by the time Landrieu held an afternoon news conference at the site, having sometimes testy exchanges with local

houses in the 2700 block of South Derbigny Street Thursday in New Orleans.

preservationists. Bradley Vogel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation said efforts to improve blight have gotten better since Landrieu took office last year. But he said more needs to be done to get houses into the hands of potential developers and preservationists, and the

vacant lots left behind will be little improvement. Landrieu said he was committed to preserving the city’s historic architecture wherever possible. He noted the city’s work to move, rather than demolish, a number of historic homes on land now planned for a new medical center.

ABC cancels ‘One Life to Live,’ ‘All My Children’ NEW YORK (AP) — ABC canceled two of its three soap operas Thursday, consigning “One Life to Live” and “All My Children” — and Susan Lucci, daytime’s most famous actress — to television history. The move leaves “General Hospital” as ABC’s only daytime drama, one of only four that will remain on ABC, CBS and NBC’s daytime schedule. Soap operas have slowly been fading as a TV force, with many of the women who made up the target audience now in the work force. In place of the two canceled dramas, ABC will air shows about food and lifestyle transformations. Brian Frons, head of ABC’s daytime department, went to the California set of “All My Children” to deliver the news on Thursday, where a video link was also set up to the New York set of “One Life to Live.” He said the shows were doing well creatively, but falling ratings indicated they had a bleak future. “If you have a show in severe

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Rapper Snoop Dogg, center, appears with actor Robert S. Woods, right, on “One Life to Live” in New York. decline, you’re trying to catch a falling knife,” Frons said. Daytime dramas have suffered recently as cable networks like TLC, Bravo and Oxygen aggressively seek viewers in those hours, he said. Soaps are popular with viewers from the post-World War II baby boom, but younger viewers are more interested in other programming, he said. Both canceled shows were cre-

ated by Agnes Nixon, one of daytime TV’s most famous creative forces, and modeled after fictional Philadelphia-area towns. “One Life to Live” debuted on July 15, 1968, as a half-hour, expanding to an hour 10 years later. “All My Children” premiered on Jan. 5, 1970, expanding to an hour seven years later. They were both known for incorporating social issues into

their stories, with Lucci’s character of Erica Kane the first regular TV character to undergo a legal abortion in 1973, Susan said Carolyn Lucci Hinsey, author of “Afternoon Delight: Why Soaps Still Matter,” due to be published next month. Lucci became more famous for an offstage drama when she was nominated 18 years for a Daytime Emmy Award as best actress without winning, until she finally took home a trophy in 1999. “It’s been a fantastic journey,” Lucci said. “All My Children” was based in New York for many years until production was moved to Los Angeles in 2009. Two of its leading actors, David Canary and Thorsten Kaye, left the show because they wouldn’t make the move.

World’s oldest man dies in Montana at 114 GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest man and second-oldest person, died Thursday. He was 114. Breuning died of natural causes in a Great Falls hospital, said Stacia Kirby, spokeswoman of the Rainbow Senior Living retirement home where he lived. Breuning had been hospitalized since the beginning of the month with an undisclosed illness. Breuning was 26 days younger than Besse Cooper of Georgia, whom the Gerontology Research Group in Los Angeles lists as the world’s oldest person at 114. In an interview with The Associated Press last fall,

Breuning attributed his longevity to eating just two meals a day, working as long as he could and always Walter embracing Breuning change — especially death. “We’re all going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you’re born to die,” he said. Breuning was born on Sept. 21, 1896, in Melrose, Minn., and spent his early years in De Smet, S.D. That first decade of the 1900s was literally a dark age for his family. They had no

McDonald booted on ‘Idol’ LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul McDonald kept grinning despite being gouged on “American Idol.” The smiley singer-songwriter from Nashville, Tenn., was revealed to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent contest Thursday after kicking off Wednesday’s filmthemed performances with Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” from “Risky Business.” Jennifer Lopez requested the 26-year-old sing Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” as his swan song, and he happily obliged. “C’mon, man, let’s not get sad about this,” he said after his dismissal. McDonald was joined in the bottom three by Stefano

Langone, the smooth 21-year-old singer from Kent, Wash., w h o p ow ered through Boyz II Men’s “End of the Paul Road” from McDonald “Boomerang,” and Haley Reinhart, the bluesy 20-year-old college student from Wheeling, Ill., who growled Blondie’s “Call Me” from “American Gigolo.” McDonald, the offbeat vocalist who waltzed through the competition with his signature bright smile, raspy tone and wacky dance moves, is the first male contestant to be booted.

electricity or running water. A bath for young Walter would require his mother to fetch water from the well outside and heat it on the coal-burning stove. He lied about his age and got a job in Minnesota with the Great Northern Railway in 1916 at age 16. He moved to Great Falls two years later and remained a loyal railroad man for the rest of his life, working there for 50 years, marrying co-worker Agnes Twokey and traveling by airplane only once in his life. He earned $90 a month for working seven days a week at the beginning, an amount that he said was “a lot of money at that time.“

In 1919, he bought his first car, a $150 secondhand Ford. Breuning remembered driving around town and spooking the horses that still crowded the dirt streets of Great Falls. “We had more damn runaways back in those days,” Breuning said. “Horses are just scared of cars.” He and his wife bought property for $15 and planned to build a house, but it all went off the tracks when the Great Depression struck. “Everybody got laid off in the ’30s,” Breuning said. “Nobody had any money at all. In 1933, they built the civic center over here. Sixty-five cents an hour, you know. That was the wage — big wage.”


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Bunnies bought for Easter often end up in shelters Dear Abby: Could you please reprint a letter you ran a few years ago about the dangers of purchasing a pet rabbit for children at Easter? As a rabbit owner for eight years, I’m all too familiar with the misconceptions and ridiculous theories associated with these delightful creatures. Every point in that letter rang true to me, and I beg anyone considering giving a child a rabbit to reconsider. When I bought my bunny, it was near Easter. Most pet stores didn’t offer them, and I was told it was because of the large number of rabbits found dead or abandoned on the streets because the selfish, inhumane people who bought them for the holiday disposed of them the next day. These dear little animals deserve owners who will love

DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

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and respect them. Please don’t waste their lives. — Caitlin in L.A. Dear Caitlin: I’m happy to oblige. The letter you requested carries an important message that can’t be repeated often enough: Dear Abby: Easter is coming. Many families still purchase live rabbits as pets for their children. Parents often think rabbits are good “starter” pets and don’t understand what they are getting into. As a result, many of these poor

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: If you are willing to be a participant and not a leader, you’ll get a chance to be part of a very successful involvement with another in the coming months. It could be one of the best alliances that you ever make. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Rather than taking on an assignment with a bad attitude, try to temporarily postpone it. With this frame of mind, you are only likely to mess things up for yourself and the others involved. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — A person with an antagonistic attitude could spoil everyone’s fun. If there is someone among your group who fits this description, don’t include him or her in any social arrangements. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — If the world fails to look upon you like royalty, don’t take your disappointment out on your family members. They aren’t the ones who are treating you shabbily or with disrespect. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Make suggestions, not demands on companions. You can try to encourage others to see the fun in an activity, but if they still aren’t interested, accept their ideas and move on. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be cautious about doing something with friends that places the greater burden, either financially or physically, on a few. Unless the load is equally distributed, there will be anger among the ranks. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Being self-sufficient is an admirable quality, but don’t carry it to extremes by shutting everyone else out. Even if your capabilities or talents are better than those of your associates, let others be part of things. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you don’t do things using the proper or accepted procedures, there’s a good chance that you could commit some serious gaffes. The best rule of thumb is to keep everything as simple as possible. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Having to put up with someone who always tries to play the one-upsmanship game is no fun at all, so avoid a companion who uses these tactics. Don’t waste your time or dignity on him or her. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — The probability for a few skirmishes among the ranks could be a bit higher than usual. If someone tries to goad you into one, keep calm and don’t let your temper break out. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It’s a must that you take ample time to organize your affairs, if you have any hope of accomplishing an important objective. Failing to do so will have you running around in circles. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Although it is far easier to throw receipts in a drawer than to file them safely away someplace, if you don’t do so you could be asking for a generous heap of trouble. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Arguments are futile and unproductive, so if a hotheaded associate tries to draw you into one, walk away and let him or her be left looking the fool.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My best girlfriend has had numerous problems with her stepfather, both sexual and physical. She has told her mom about the abuse, but her mom won’t believe her. Last week, my friend ran away from home. We stay in touch by texting each other. On her last text message, she said she was running low on money and wanted me to find out if she could get assistance from some organization without them telling her mom where she is. Do you know of an organization that can help her? She is over a thousand miles from home. — Nameless, Toledo, Ohio. Nameless: Contact your friend and have her call 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929), the National Runaway Switchboard. Your friend can call this number (toll-free) at any time. The switchboard is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The counselors will provide local shelters and local social agencies to give invaluable assistance. Dr. Wallace: Brent and I have been dating for over a year. We have had many good times and many not-so-good times. Our relationship runs the full range from love to hate. There are times when we haven’t talked for over a week. At least a dozen times, Brent has gone out with other girls (with my permission) when I was on vacation, sick or unable to go because I was on restriction. It bothered me, but at least he asked me if he could. Last weekend, I had to visit my aunt in Philadelphia. Our family was there to attend her wedding. Before I left, Brent asked me if he could go to a movie with a certain girl I know. This time I told him no. He said that he understood and wouldn’t go out with her. Well, he didn’t keep his word. When I asked him to explain, he said that he was sorry and it would never happen again. — Megan, Baltimore. Megan: I agree that you should end the relationship with Brent. It’s quite obvious that he is not ready to give ALL his attention to any one girl. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

creatures end up in animal shelters, and children learn that pets are disposable. Before getting rabbits, people should consider: 1. Are they willing to make a seven-to-10-year commitment? That is the average lifespan of a rabbit. 2. What will happen if their child gets bored with the bunny after six months? 3. Is there a place in their house for a rabbit cage? 4. Are they willing to pay to get it spayed/neutered and provide vet care? 6. Are they willing to ensure that children under 7 won’t pick up the rabbit without supervision? Rabbits are fragile; their legs or spine will break if accidentally dropped. 7. Can they provide three hours of exercise every day in

an escape-proof area outside its cage? 8. Do the adults want the rabbit, too? A rabbit should be a family pet. If people have questions about rabbits and their care, please ask them to contact my organization. We are happy to answer questions. Our website is www.rabbitnetwork. org, and our phone number is (781) 431-1211. Finally, if a rabbit is right for you and your family, please adopt one from a shelter or rescue group. You’ll enrich your family with a new member and also teach your kids the value of saving a life. Thank you. — Suzanne Trayhan, President, House Rabbit Network Dear Suzanne: The topic of bunnies, baby chicks and ducklings as Easter gifts is

Osteoarthritis sufferer finds alternatives to surgery Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 75-yearold with severe osteoarthritis in both knees. I have done well without knee-replacement surgery, owing to a knowledgeable physical therapist. The therapy goal of nearly a year ago was to walk a new puppy a short distance. Early last year, a torn cartilage was surgically repaired, but the post-op pain continued. Cortisone injections offered no relief. A wheelchair was necessary to get any distance. Otherwise, a cane was necessary for support. Periodically, a lidocaine patch was applied with limited pain relief. Six months post-therapy, I wear braces for support on both legs while walking my now year-old dog two miles without pain. I also exercise and participate in yoga at a local health center comfortably and without the braces. The purpose of my letter is to share my story to encourage other patients to consider alternative treatments before rushing to a surgical option. Dear Reader: And encourage them you will. Osteoarthritis is a common disorder that can be extremely debilitating. It is more common in older people than it is in those younger, and women are affected twice as often as men. Treatment is directed toward controlling the pain while maintaining regular movement and preventing joint deformity. Over-thecounter acetaminophen such as Tylenol is often the first step, because it has fewer side effects than some other choices. Other OTCs include topical skin creams such as Castiva, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or a glucosamine/chondroitin combination. Corticosteroids injected directly into the painful joint might fall into the line of progression; however, more than two or three a year could be harmful in the long run, and relief is limited in terms of time. On the home front and only with the permission of a personal physician, readers might ask an opinion regarding applying heat/ice to affected knees, weight loss if appropriate, diet modifications and the incorporation of an exercise program. Perhaps they could also benefit from physical therapy, acupuncture or yoga. As you pointed out, a cane, brace or wheelchair might be of assistance. Following all this, surgery might be necessary. I certainly take your position that numerous steps can be included into each day before this important step is taken. Thank you for writing. Dear Dr. Gott: In a recent article on constipation, you listed bran as one ingredient in your remedy. I know what bran is, but where can I buy it? I have been unable to find it in any store, nor have any clerks heard of such a product. Dear Reader: To the best of my knowledge, products such as Kellogg’s All-Bran, Quaker Oat Bran and many others are

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available in the cereal aisle of most grocery stores. Bran by itself may be beneficial, so if you buy muffins, waffles and other products, be sure to read labels because many commercial oat- and wheatbran products contain a minimal amount of bran but lots of sodium and fat. Furthermore, oat-bran fiber can lower the absorption of statin medications prescribed for lowering cholesterol.

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

one that recurs every year. I hear from people who work in animal shelters deploring the fact that these helpless little creatures are later dumped when they cease to be novelties. I hope readers will take to heart what you have written, particularly the suggestion that if a rabbit is going to be adopted, a shelter or

rescue group can be an excellent resource.

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


Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI The Vicksburg Post Friday, April 15, 2011 COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 29th day of July, 2004, and acknowledged on the 30th day of July, 2004, Tommy Hunter, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Jim B. Tohill, Trustee for Argent Mortgage Company, LLC, 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 1483 at Page 474 #212635; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. in Trust for the benefit of Park Place Securities, Inc. AssetBacked Pass-Through Certificates Series 2004-WCW2 by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1436 at Page 551A Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday, Closed Saturday & Sunday. Post Plaza, 1601-F North Frontage Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 #242206; and WHEREAS, on the 9th day of January, 2007, 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 1436 at Page 552 #242207; and WHEREAS, default having IN THE COUNTY COURT been made in the payments Classified Line Das OF WARREN COUNTY, of the indebtedness secured MISSISSIPPI by the said Deed of Trust, Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.32 YVONNE WILLIAMS and the holder of said Deed PLAINTIFF of Trust, having requested VS the undersigned so to do, on Classified line ads are charged according to the ADALINE THOMAS, MARY the 6th day of May, 2011, I BUSH, OR THEIR of lines. For complete pricing number will during the lawful hours of UNKNOWN HEIRS, THE between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 information UNKNOWN HEIRS OF contact a Classified Sales p.m., at public outcry, offer EDDIE B. FOSTER AND Representative today at 601-636-SELL. for sale and will sell, at the CORA BELL FOSTER AND west front door of the Warren ALL PERSONS OR County Courthouse at ENTITIES CLAIMING AN expiration date ordered are Ads cancelled before Vicksburg, Mississippi, for INTEREST IN AND TO THE charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, cash to the highest bidder, REAL PROPERTY the following described land 44line DESCRIBED IN THE charge lineminimum minimum charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge. and property situated in COMPLAINT Warren County, Mississippi, DEFENDANTS to-wit: CAUSE NO. 11,0422-CO All of that certain Lot or SUMMONS BY Parcel of Land lying and PUBLICATION being situated in Part of the THE STATE OF Southeast One-Quarter of MISSISSIPPI Section 23, Township 16 TO: ADALINE THOMAS, North, Range 4 East, of the MARY BUSH, OR THEIR County of Warren, State of NOTICE TO THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, THE KEEP UP WITH all the loMississippi. CREDITORS OF UNKNOWN HEIRS OF EDcal news and sales...SubNOTICE OF RECEIPT OF BIDS FOR Commencing at an iron rod THE ESTATE OF DIE B. FOSTER AND CORA scribe to The Vicksburg HUNTING AND FISHING LEASE OF SCHOOL TRUST on the South line of U.S. TIMOTHY ROBY, BELL FOSTER AND ALL Post TODAY!! Call 601LANDS Highway No. 80, marking the DECEASED PERSONS OR ENTITIES 636-4545, Circulation. NOTICE is hereby given that the Board of Trustees of the Northwest corner of the B.P. CAUSE NO. 2011-033PR CLAIMING AN INTEREST South Delta School District will receive sealed bids for Buford 46.6 acre tract as Letters of Administration in IN AND TO THE REAL hunting and fishing leases on those certain tracts of school recorded in Deed Book 1048 the Estate of TIMOTHY PROPERTY DESCRIBED trust lands more particularly described as follows: at Page 79 of the Land ROBY having been granted IN THE COMPLAINT. TRACT 1: Section 16, Records of Warren County, to the undersigned on the 4th You have been made a DeTownship 9 North, Range 5 West, Issaquena County, Mississippi; thence run day of April, 2011, by the fendant in the suit filed in this ROLY POLY PUPPIES. Mississippi. Minimum bid $3,115.00. South 04 degrees 30 Chancery Court of Warren Court by YVONNE LABRADOR mixed. Free to TRACT 2: Section 16, minutes East 533.37 feet, County, notice is hereby WILLIAMS, Plaintiff seeking good home, first shots/ Township 9 North, Range 7 West, Issaquena County, and run thence South 89 to Quiet Title. given to all persons having wormed 8 weeks old. 601Mississippi. Minimum bid $8,000.00. degrees 47 minutes 30 You are required to mail or claims against said Estate to 636-2194, 601-218-2954. TRACT 3: Section 16, seconds West, 183.56 feet; have same probated, hand deliver a written rethence South 01 degrees 33 Township 10 North, Range 6 West, Sharkey County, registered and allowed by sponse to the Complaint Mississippi. Minimum bid $6,200.00. minutes 23 seconds West, the Clerk of said Court within Filed against you in this acTRACT 4: Section 16, 35.60 feet; thence South 54 ninety (90) days from the first tion to: Township 17 North, Range 3 West, Issaquena County, degrees 29 minutes 18 date of publication of this Honorable J. Allen Derivaux, Mississippi. Minimum bid $11,000.00. seconds East, 355.50 feet; notice which is the 15th day Jr., whose street address is: TRACT 5: Section 16, thence run South 45 degrees of April, 2011, or they will be 1100 Clay Street, Vicksburg, “Credit problems? Township 13 North, Range 5 West, Sharkey County, 47 minutes West, 367.79 forever barred by MS 39183. No problem!â€? Mississippi. Minimum bid $8,000.00. feet to an iron rod, and the operation of law. YOUR RESPONSE MUST No way. The Federal TRACT 6: Section 16, POINT OF BEGINNING; Dated this the 11th day of BE MAILED OR DELIVTrade Commission says Township 12 North, Range 6 West, Sharkey County, thence run South 43 degrees April, 2011. ERED NOT LATER THAN no company can legally Mississippi. Minimum bid $18,551.00. 49 minutes 36 seconds East, LOIS ELAINE McCULLUM THIRTY DAYS (30) DAYS remove accurate and timely The term of each lease will be for five (5) years 167.52 feet; thence run ROBY AFTER THE 1ST DAY OF information from your credit beginning May 1, 2011, and expiring April 30, 2016. Bids will South 50 degrees 52 ADMINISTRATRIX APRIL, 2011, WHICH IS report. Learn about managbe received at the minutes 17 seconds West, Publish: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 THE DATE OF THE FIRST ing credit and debt at Superintendent of 133.34 feet to an iron rod; (4t) PUBLICATION OF THIS ftc.gov/credit Education's office, Marie L. Sydney Educational Building, 106 thence North 31 degrees 16 SUMMONS. IF YOUR REA message from Athletic Drive, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, at any time prior to minutes 10 seconds West, NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF SPONSE IS NOT SO The Vicksburg Post 4:30 p.m. on May 9, 2011. 159.76 feet to a point in the MAILED OR DELIVERED, A and the FTC. BIDS FOR Bids should be made on the forms available at the centerline of a 50 foot wide JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT HUNTING AND FISHING Superintendent's office and should be accompanied by cash, road; thence run North 45 WILL BE ENTERED LEASES OF SCHOOL Horseback Birthday Parties certified or cashier's check in the sum of ten (10%) percent of degrees 47 minutes East AGAINST YOU FOR THE TRUST LANDS the annual rental bid, which said deposit will be returned if the along the centerline of said MONEY OR OTHER RENOTICE is hereby given that LIEF DEMANDED IN THE bid is not accepted. Bids shall be submitted in sealed road 98.16 feet to the Point the Board of Trustees of the envelopes plainly marked on the outside of the envelope of Beginning containing .431 COMPLAINT. acres. "HUNTING AND FISHING LEASE BID" and the Vicksburg Warren School You must also file the origiparticular section, township and range. All terms and TOGETHER WITH: A District will receive sealed nal of your Response with conditions are set forth in the proposed lease now on file with perpetual, non exclusive bids for separate hunting and the Clerk of this Court within Silver Creek Equestrian the Superintendent of Education and available for inspection right of way and easement to fishing leases on those a reasonable time afterward. 601-638-8988 by any be used in common, for the Issued under my hand and certain tracts of school trust silvercreekarena.com prospective bidder. Purpose of a Roadway, and the seal of said Court, this lands more particularly The bids will be opened by the Board of Education at their for the installation and 30th day of MARCH, 2011. described as follows: regular meeting which will be held on May 10, 2011, at 9:30 maintenance of utility lines CIRCUIT COURT CLERK Center For Tract 1: All of Section 14, a.m. at the over and across that certain COUNTY, MISPregnancy Choices Township 13 North, Range 2 WARREN conference room in the Marie L. Sydney Educational 50 foot wide strip described SISSIPPI Free Pregnancy Tests East, Warren County, Building, located on Athletic Drive next to the South Delta as commencing at the BY: /s/ Chastity Lee, D.C. (non-medical facility) High School gym, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, at which time Northeast Corner of said Mississippi, (275.50 acres, (SEAL) ¡ Education on All said bids will be opened by the Superintendent of B.P. Buford Tract; thence run Bogue DeSha). Minimum bid Publish: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15(3t) Education or her designee . South 86 degrees 00 Options $4,150.00. All bidders are advised that an auction may be held among minutes West 506.21 feet to ¡ Confidential CounNOTICE Tract 2: All of Section 16, those who submit sealed bids, and the auction may be held the intersection of the South seling Township 17 North, Range 3 Notice is hereby given that at the meeting at which the sealed bids are opened or at a line of U.S. Highway No. 80 the Zoning Board of Appeals East, Warren County, Call 601-638-2778 subsequent regular or special meeting. Notice of the time and with the centerline of Silver of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, (643.92 acres, for appt place of the auction, if any, will be announced at the meeting Leaf Drive and the Point of Mississippi shall hold a www.vicksburgpregnanat which the sealed bids are opened. Therefore, all Beginning of road easement; Kings Point). Minimum bid public hearing upon the bidders are advised to be present at the opening of the thence run 25 feet either side $6,439.20. cy.com request of Sue Seratt, The term of each lease will sealed bids either in person or through a duly authorized of the following described applicant, requesting a representative, to protect their rights to participate in an centerline; South 06 degrees be for five (5) years special exception to operate ENDING HOMELESSauction. 48 minutes 39 seconds East beginning July 1, 2011, and a Tourist Home (Bed and NESS. WOMEN with chil58.65 feet; thence South 27 The present holder of the hunting and fishing rights, if he has expiring June 30, 2016. Bids Breakfast) at 909 Cherry dren or without are you in not defaulted and if he submits a valid bid will have the right degrees 20 minutes 29 Street which is zoned CBR-4 need of shelter? Mountain will be received at the to match the highest bid received. seconds East 76.9 feet; Commercial, Business and Superintendent of of Faith Ministries/ WomThe Board of Trustees of the South Delta School District thence South 39 degrees 12 Education's office, Vicksburg Multifamily Residential as en's Restoration Shelter. reserves the right to waive any irregularities and to minutes 31 seconds East provided by Section 406.4-2 Warren School District, 1500 Certain restrictions apply, reject any and all bids. 102.1 feet; thence South 36 (1) of the Zoning Ordinance, 601-661-8990. Life coachMission 66, Vicksburg, KATHERINE TANKSON, degrees 01 minutes 10 Ordinance 71-8 of the Code ing available by appointMississippi, at any time prior SUPERINTENDENT OF seconds East 43.78 feet; of Ordinances of the City of ment. EDUCATION thence South 55 degrees 02 to 10:00 a.m. on April 25, Vicksburg, as amended. SOUTH DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT minutes 51 seconds East 2011, at which time the bids Said hearing will be FREE DIRT! Will load. 6 Publish: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29(3t) 125.37 feet to a point in the will be opened. Bids will be conducted by the Zoning yard minimum. Keyes Recycenterline of another Road; Board of Appeals of the City presented to the Board of cling Center 4385 Highway thence leaving the centerline of Vicksburg on Tuesday, Trustees at a regular or 61 North. 601-636-8545. of said Silver Leaf Drive, run Substitute Trustee's Notice May 3, 2011 at the hour of NOTICE TO THE special meeting for approval. Loading hours 8am-4pm. along the centerline of of Sale 5:00 p.m., in the City Hall CREDITORS OF THE The minimum annual rental Another Road as follows; STATE OF MISSISSIPPI Annex Building, 1415 Walnut ESTATE OF bids are set forth above. South 38 degrees 33 COUNTY OF Warren Street, Vicksburg, Is the one you Bids should be made on the JESSIE BOLEWARE, minutes West 195.0 feet; WHEREAS, on the 29th day Mississippi. love forms available at the DECEASED thence South 07 degrees 41 of July, 2004, and Paula Wright minutes 36 seconds West, Superintendent's office and CAUSE NO. 2011-032PR acknowledged on the 30th hurting you? Zoning Board of Appeals 100.47 feet; thence run should be accompanied by day of July, 2004, Tommy Letters of Administration in Secretary Call South 22 degrees 16 cash or certified or cashier's Hunter, executed and Publish: 4/15(1t) the Estate of Jessie Haven House Family minutes 27 seconds West, delivered a certain Deed of check in the sum of ten Boleware having been 235.74 feet; thence run Trust unto Jim B. Tohill, Shelter (10%) percent of the annual granted to the undersigned South 45 degrees 47 Trustee for Argent Mortgage rental bid, which said deposit 601-638-0555 or on the first day of April, minutes West. 527.06 feet to Company, LLC, Beneficiary, will be returned if the bid is the End of Easement 2011, by the Chancery Court to secure an indebtedness 1-800-898-0860 not accepted. Bids shall be TOGETHER WITH: That therein described, which of Warren County, notice is Services available to FREE PUPPIES TO good submitted in sealed certain manufactured home Deed of Trust is recorded in hereby given to all persons women & children who are Blood hound/ envelopes plainly marked on home. permanently affixed to the the office of the Chancery having claims against said Labrador mix. 9 males, 2 fevictims of above described lot or tract the outside of the envelope Clerk of Warren County, males. 6 weeks old. 601Estate to have same domestic violence and/or of land. "BID FOR HUNTING AND Mississippi in Book 1483 at 629-4371. probated, registered and homeless: Shelter, counYes, but will not be listed on Page 474 #212635; and FISHING LEASE" and the chain allowed by the Clerk of said seling, group support. WHEREAS, by various applicable section, township FREE PUPPIES TO good I will only convey such title Court within ninety (90) days assignments on record said (Counseling available by and range. All terms and homes. Labrador/ Curr mix. as is vested in me as Deed of Trust was ultimately appt.) from the first date of conditions are set forth in a 3 months old, great Easter Substitute Trustee. assigned to Wells Fargo publication of this notice present! 601-636-0027. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, proposed lease now on file Bank, N.A. in Trust for the which is the 15th day of with the Superintendent of this 11th day of April, 2011. benefit of Park Place FREE TO GOOD home. April, 2011, or they will be Education and available for /s/ Emily Kaye Courteau Securities, Inc. AssetDon’t miss a day of Doberman/ Labrador mix inspection by any forever barred by Substitute Trustee Backed Pass-Through puppy, 8 weeks old, The Vicksburg Post! 2309 Oliver Road prospective bidder. operation of law. Certificates Series adorable female, almost Monroe, LA 71201 The present holder of the 2004-WCW2 by instrument Our ePost now Dated this the 11th day of house broken. 601-630(318) 330-9020 recorded in the office of the hunting and fishing rights, if April, 2011. 3399. available! DMM/F06-1919 aforesaid Chancery Clerk in he submits a valid bid, shall ALBERT W. BOLEWARE, Publish: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29(3t) Call 601-636-4545 Book 1436 at Page 551A have the right to match the ADMINISTRATOR #242206; and Circulation, for details! highest bid received. Classified Advertising Publish: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6 WHEREAS, on the 9th day The Board of Trustees of the really brings big results! (4t) of January, 2007, the Holder Vicksburg Warren School NOTICE TO THE of said Deed of Trust IN THE CHANCERY District reserves the right to CREDITORS OF THE substituted and appointed COURT OF WARREN reject any and all bids. ESTATE OF Emily Kaye Courteau as COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN ELIZABETH SWINFORD JOHN T. MOODY, SR., Trustee in said Deed of RE ESTATE OF JEANNIE SUPERINTENDENT OF Trust, by instrument DECEASED CRANS HALEY GARDNER, recorded in the office of the EDUCATION DECEASED CAUSE NO. 2011-015PR aforesaid Chancery Clerk in NO. 2011-031-PR VICKSBURG WARREN Letters Testamentary in the Book 1436 at Page 552 ACTUAL NOTICE TO SCHOOL DISTRICT Estate of JOHN T. #242207; and CREDITORS Publish: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22(3t) MOODY, SR. WHEREAS, default having On March 28, 2011, Donald having been granted to the been made in the payments W. Gardner, Sr., was undersigned on the 15th day IN THE COUNTY COURT of the indebtedness secured appointed and qualified as of February, 2011, by the OF WARREN COUNTY, by the said Deed of Trust, Executor of the Estate of MISSISSIPPI Chancery Court of Warren and the holder of said Deed Jeannie Crans Haley YVONNE WILLIAMS County, notice is hereby of Trust, having requested Gardner. Said Executor has PLAINTIFF the undersigned so to do, on “Every Day of Life Countsâ€? given to all persons having reason to believe that you the 6th day of May, 2011, I claims against said Estate to VS may be a creditor of Jeannie We are a Dynamic skilled ADALINE THOMAS, MARY will during the lawful hours of have same probated, Crans Haley Gardner, BUSH, OR THEIR between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 registered and allowed by Deceased. You must file a nursing facility seeking an UNKNOWN HEIRS, THE p.m., at public outcry, offer Proof of Claim of your debt the Clerk of said Court within UNKNOWN HEIRS OF for sale and will sell, at the with the Chancery Court of energetic individual. ninety (90) days from the 1st EDDIE B. FOSTER AND west front door of the Warren Warren County, Mississippi date of publication of this CORA BELL FOSTER AND County Courthouse at at P.O. Box 351, Vicksburg, notice which is the 1st day ALL PERSONS OR Vicksburg, Mississippi, for MS 39181, within ninety(90) of APRIL, 2011, or they will ENTITIES CLAIMING AN days of the first publication of cash to the highest bidder, INTEREST IN AND TO THE be forever barred by the following described land Notice To Creditors, which REAL PROPERTY and property situated in operation of law. said first publication of DESCRIBED IN THE Warren County, Mississippi, Dated this the 30th day of Notice To Creditors will be Covenant Health & Rehabilitation of Vicksburg, LLC COMPLAINT to-wit: on or about April 8, 2011, or MARCH, 2011. 2850 Porters Chapel Road DEFENDANTS your debt may be barred and All of that certain Lot or J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. CAUSE NO. 11,0422-CO Parcel of Land lying and not paid. Vicksburg, MS 39180-1805 Attorney-At-Law SUMMONS BY being situated in Part of the /s/ Donald W. Gardner, Sr., 1100 Clay Street Phone: (601) 638-9211 Fax: (601) 636-4986 PUBLICATION Southeast One-Quarter of Executor of the Estate of Vicksburg, MS 39183 THE STATE OF Section 23, Township 16 Jeannie Crans Haley What are your dreams?â€? Publish: 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 MISSISSIPPI North, Range 4 East, of the Gardner, Deceased EOE (4t) TO: ADALINE THOMAS, County of Warren, State of Publish: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22(3t) MARY BUSH, OR THEIR Mississippi. UNKNOWN HEIRS, THE Commencing at an iron rod UNKNOWN HEIRS OF EDon the South line of U.S. DIE B. FOSTER AND CORA Highway No. 80, marking the BELL FOSTER AND ALL Northwest corner of the B.P. PERSONS OR ENTITIES Buford 46.6 acre tract as

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14. Pets & Livestock 50 ACRES PASTURE boarding. Barn, round pen, wash rack, 250 riding acres. $100 monthly. 601-638-8988. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

  

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

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17. Wanted To Buy WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2 PLOTS FOR sale Green Lawn Cemetery. Crosses section. Lot 26 units 1 and 2. $1,400. 212-864-1867. 3 PIECE OVER SIZED living room set $125 or best offer, black corner computer desk $35 and 15" TV $30. 601-994-3377 ASHLEY SOFA AND loveseat set, $250. Full size bed set, $100. 601-6384730. BEVELED GLASS PICTURE CURIO, $350 FIRM. Cash only. 601-415-6846. COFFEE/ END TABLE, $75. 2 sofas, $125 each. Entertainment center, $150. Bedroom suite, $225 without mattress. Wingback chair and ottoman, $75. 601-638-6778.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FURNITURE FOR SALE. Office desk $600, round trampoline with net $350, twin wooden bed $50, queen water bed $350. 601488-0570. GIBSON MONUMENTS, We help you honor your loved ones. 6434 Highway 61 South, 601-636-1534.

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THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� 3508 South Washington Street Pond fish, Gold fish, Koi, fish food aquarium needs, bird food, designer collars, harnesses & leads, loads of pet supplies! Bring your Baby in for a fitting today!

SOLE E95 ELLIPTICAL MACHINE SOLE E95 Elliptical Machine with less than 5 hours of use. Heavy duty elliptical with 20" stride, mp3 player, commercial LED display. Paid $1900 asking for $1400 Or Best Offer. Call 601-529-2729.

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

WHITE 25 CUBIC FOOT MAYTAG side-by-side refrigerator. $350 or best offer. 601-415-5100.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 101 ROSELAND DRIVE, Saturday, 7am-11am, 2 families, furniture, weight bench/ weights, musical instruments, home dĂŠcor, kitchen items, kid's clothes, toys, lots more!

114 WESTOVER DRIVE, off Halls Ferry, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, great stuff, wonderful prices! 1405 SOUTH STREET, Saturday, 8am-12 noon, Multi family sale, lots of great bargains! 200 CENTRAL DRIVE, off 61 South, across from Dollar General, Friday and Saturday, 7am-4pm, 4 family tent sale, lots of great bargains!

201 KENDRA DRIVE, Warrenton Heights, Saturday, 7am- until, gas log fireplace, computer, lots of miscellaneous.

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STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

TRUCK LOAD of SAVINGS! Quality used furniture. *Great Prices- *Quality*Lay Aways All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

Don’t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light.

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TAUPE sectional sofa. $550 or best offer. 601-6361902.

MURRAY PUSH MOWER, Electric weed eater, deep fryer, VCR tapes, VCR. 601-636-1329. ONE 8 FOOT BRUINSWICK Billards Pool table and four pool cues. $1,200. Call 601-415-1525.

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3 FAMILY SALE, 108 Wood Stone Drive, in Fairways, Saturday, 7am-1pm, furniture, home dĂŠcor, baby items, much much more! Rain or shine.

ALMA J. BROWN Youth Council, garage sale, Elk's Lodge, 916 Walnut Street, Saturday, 8am- until, benefits youth group. GARAGE SALE 1525 Dana Road Saturday, 7am- 2pm, household items, adults & children clothing, etcetra. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. GARAGE SALE! FRIDAY and Saturday, 8am-2pm, 3316 Washington Street, lots of VCR movies and miscellaneous.

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AFFORDABLE TREE TRIMMING and etcetera. Insured, Senior discount10%. 601-415-9760.

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

FREE ESTIMATES GIANT CHURCH WIDE SALE, Saturday, 7am10am, (Outside sale starts at 6:45am). First Presbyterian Church, corner of Cherry and South Streets. All types of items, including furniture, lamps, small appliances, books, clothing, bedding, bikes, gift items, much more! HIGHWAY 80 GARAGE SALE, downtown Delhi. April 15th, and 16th . 7am5pm. Rain date following weekend. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation. YARD SALE 103 Abraham Drive Saturday 8am- 12 noon.

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

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

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24 HOUR EMERGENCY heating and plumbing. Broken water lines, hot water heaters, toilets, faucets, sinks. 601-618-8466.

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CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $700 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191.

$450 MONTHLY! GATED Has it all. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.

For Free Estimates call “Big James� at 601-218-7782.

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

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Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

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DUPLEX 3 bedroom fully furnished $1050, water,electric, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

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

Hours: 8a.m. -5p.m., Mon. - Fri., Closed Saturday & Sunday Post Plaza 1601F North Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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27. Rooms For Rent ROOM FOR RENT. Special rate for out of towners. Cable, washer/ dryer community kitchen. 601-4295031. UNIT FOR RENT. Downtown area. 1 bedroom $400 monthly, no pets. Immediate occupancy. Security deposit , 1st month rent required. 601-446-2957

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

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Pay tribute to your mom on our Mother’s Day page, May 8th. $1 per word, $12 per picture.

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

601-636-SELL (7355)

No Job Too Small

Dewey 601-529-9817

• BANNERS • BUMPER STICKERS • YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors!

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

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

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

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


The Vicksburg Post

Friday, April 15, 2011

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Discover a new world of opportunity with

T h e Vi c k s b u r g P o s t C l a s s i f i e d s . 31. Mobile Homes For Rent 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Available now. 601-218-5656.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

32. Mobile Homes For Sale REPO- REPO- REPO! 2006 Southern 28x80 Custom 4 bedroom, 2 bath, custom entertainment room, custom closet in master, stone fireplace. A must see home! $59,900, I will deliver! 601-573-5029, Joe.

34. Houses For Sale

Ask Us. FHA & VA ! Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

1997 28x70 Four bedroom, 3 bath. As is, $24,900. 601-941-3733.

30. Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, South county. Large yard to maintain. References required. $550 monthly, $200 deposit. No pets. 601-6362533.

For Results You Can Measure, Classified Is The Answer.

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 118 RIDGEVIEW ACRES. Country lot, Nice 3 bedrooms, 2 bath Quiet neighborhood. $565 monthly. Deposit, Application and reference. 601-638-6660. 4 BEDROOM DOUBLE wide. Large lot, 2 baths, air. $650 monthly, references/ deposit required. East Highway 80 area. 318-574-4804. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

•Rent Office Space By The Square FOOT

29. Unfurnished Apartments

2000 16x80 Three bedroom 2 bath. Needs paint. $13,900. 601-941-3733. 2000 32x 80 4 bedroom 3 bath. Mint condition, $39,900. 601-941-3733 2007 16x80 Three bedroom 2 bath. Mint condition. $25,900. 601-941-9116. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. OWNER FINANCESTOP renting!! Bad creditNo credit check, $5000 down/ $550 monthly. Own your own Home and Land today! 14X70, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-573-5029, Joe. REPO- REPO- REPO! 2002 28x80 Fleetwood mobile home, great floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. $49,900 for home and land, $39,900 for home only. 601573-5029, Joe. REPO- REPO- REPO! 2006 Clayton 28x76, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, living room/ kitchen, stone fireplace in entertainment room. 601-574-5029, Joe.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

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S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

•Buy A House With A Great YARD

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

•Get Better MILEAGE With A New Car.

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

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

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

34. Houses For Sale Discover why over 17 million homeowners trust State Farm. ®

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator

Mortgage Loans

Robyn Lea, Agent 2170 S Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Bus: 601-636-4555 www.robynlea.com

With your new home comes new responsibilities - like protecting your new investment with the right amount of homeowners insurance. That’s where I can help. Like a good neighbor State Farm is there.®

601.630.8209

CALL ME TODAY.

State Farm® Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

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34. Houses For Sale

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL 0907507

EAGLE LAKE

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

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

BACK ON THE MARKET-- Contract fell through! For Sale By Owner, Westwood Drive Lakeland Village, 3 bed/ 2 baths, 1,780 square feet, 1.5 Acres lake lot, Den with gas log fireplace, spacious laundry room, Mudroom with pantry, large kitchen and Dining room, covered patio, fenced back yard, great family neighborhood, WCHS/ Redwood schools. $177,000. For details 601-638-6104.

Classifieds Really Work!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

3BRs, 2BA, 2 lots, deck. EVERYHING NEW! 50 Sullivan Cove $139,500 Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate www.Lakehouse.com

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

2 HOUSES FOR sale. Affordable living. 3 bedroom 2 bath. 1597 square feet, 1860 square feet. City limits. 601-446-2957.

42 ACRES. ROLLING, open pasture with lake, mostly fenced, all useable. 8 miles from I-20, 5930 Fisher Ferry. $249,900, (buy all or part). 601-529-9395.

OWNER FINANCE, STOP renting!! Bad creditNo credit check. Own your home and land today! $5,000 down/ $750 monthly. 28X52 mobile home with land, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-573-5029 Joe.

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

601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

NEED AN APARTMENT?

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

50% off first month’s rent THE VICKSBURG APARTMENTS 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

1998 KAWASAKI 200X. 2 stroke dirt bike. $1100. 2005 Kawasaki KY100 dirt bike, $600. 601-415-6326.

40. Cars & Trucks

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

V

ARNER

REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

1994 S-10. King cab, automatic, air. $2000 down, $50 weekly. Come see us at George Carr old Rental Building. 1995 BMW 730IL. Looks good, and runs great. $3000. 601-661-0242. 1995 FORD ESCORT. $1800. 601-529-1195.

35. Lots For Sale

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

McMillin Real Estate

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

Mobile home lot with septic, electric, water, driveway, $10,000. Lot Porters Chapel Road, $25,000. Andrea Upchurch, Call 601-831-6490, Owner/ Agent. No matter what home of work you’re seeking, the Classifieds can help you find it!

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

1997 BUICK REGAL. 3800 motor, good tires, all power. $1,850. 601-2187356. 1998 JEEP WRANGLER Sahara. Call for details 601218-4253. 2002 MAZDA. AIR, CD, new tires, GAS SAVER. $3,650. 601-218-7356. 2004 TACOMA CREW CAB PRERUNNER Black 2004 Tacoma Crew Cab PreRunner with bull bar, vent visors, cd player and good tires. 74,300 miles. Call Brian at 601-218-1945. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 39,000 miles. $15,600. Great condition. 601-218-5710.

EASY FINANCING Look NO Further! 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee $1393 Down payment $330 per month

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 For pre-approval:www.garyscfl.com


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