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THIS WEEK IN THE CIVIL WAR April 17, 1861: Virginia secedes from the Union and will be followed within weeks by more states in what will emerge as an 11-state Confederacy. April 19, 1861: President Abraham Lincoln issues a proclamation of a blockade against Southern ports, seeking to cripple the South’s ability to supply itself in wartime.

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Alcorn’s new president, Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, center, is helped with his sash by Karen Shedrick, executive assistant to the president, and Dr. Mark E. Keenum, presi-

dent of Mississippi State University, during Saturday’s inauguration in Lorman.

Alcorn makes history with youngest president By Pamela Hitchins

LORMAN — Youth, energy and vision were celebrated Saturday at Alcorn State University as Dr. M. Christopher Brown II was inaugurated as the 18th president of the nation’s oldest historically black land grant college. Brown brings stellar academic accomplishments to the position and great hope for the future, said Dr. Hank Bounds, state commissioner of higher education.

Dr. M. Christopher Brown II is greeted by well-wishers. “This is a special moment in the history of this won-

derful institution,” said Bounds. “There is no ques-

tion that he is the right man to lead Alcorn State University...forging new paths and facing the challenges ahead.” Moments later, Brown, 38, the youngest president of a historically black university in the nation, was invested with the official regalia, mace and other symbols of his office. “You have the privilege and opportunity to provide strong leadership and wise counsel to this great institution,” said Dr. See Alcorn, Page A9.

RALEIGH, N.C. — A spring storm that slammed Mississippi on Friday continued east on Saturday, flattening businesses, flipping cars and destroying homes, leaving an unknown number of casualties from a system already blamed for killing at least 17 people in four states. One of those deaths was in Greene County, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency officials said Saturday. No details were available. In North Carolina, officials said there were multiple fatalities and they were working to confirm the exact number Saturday evening. Urban search and rescue teams were in two counties looking for residents who might be trapped in damaged buildings. In South Carolina, a church with six people inside collapsed after it was hit by a tornado, but no one was injured. And in Sanford, N.C., the manager of a Lowe’s hardware store was credited with saving more than 100 workers and employees by ushering them to the back of the store, which acted as a makeshift shelter as the weather rolled in. The storms began in Oklahoma on Thursday, then roared through Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Seven people each were killed in Arkansas and Alabama, which was hit a day earlier. A father, his son and his daughter were killed near Montgomery; a mother and her See Weather, Page A9.

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Riverfest 2011 Sun, wind, fun shine on 24th festival By Pamela Hitchins Sunny skies and a cool breeze greeted early shoppers and vendors Saturday as the second and final day of Riverfest 2011 kicked off downtown. “Today would be a good day to be in the kite business,” joked Brian Madden, owner of Reclaimed Frames, who was sharing a booth at the Vicksburg-Warren County Riverfest Arts & Crafts Show on Walnut Street with photographer Scott Hall. Temperatures barely made it above 70 Saturday after storms Friday ushered in cool, dry weather for the 24th

On B1 Bluz Cruz and Vicksburg Tennis Classic coverage Riverfest, Vicksburg’s annual spring festival. Madden, of Pearl, recycles old wooden pieces into frames. He joined other vendors who made the trip to Vicksburg for the annual arts and crafts show, in its 43rd year. A few blocks away, at the Old Court House Spring Flea Market, museum curator Bubba Bolm said 50 vendors had rented space for the event, the first the Old Court House has held during River-

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fest in nearly a decade. The Cherry Street facility hosts a market in the fall. “It’s a good source of money to benefit the museum,” Bolm said of the decision to resume the spring market. “Next year we’ll have double the vendors, I’m sure.” Katie Ferrell, organizer of the Riverfest Arts & Crafts Show for three years, said Saturday’s wind didn’t deter shoppers. “We’ve had a lot of Vicksburg folks coming out this morning and more arriving as we speak.” In the past, Ferrell said, Riverfest’s daytime attractions — arts and crafts, the Bluz

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Bay of Pigs — April 17, 1961

Failed mission made men who helped make Miami MIAMI (AP) — In the weeks before U.S.-backed exiles invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, Felix Rodriguez was spirited into the island to work with underground forces against Fidel Castro’s fledgling revolutionary government. A 19-year-old named Santiago Alvarez stood ready in the Florida Keys for orders to attack by sea, while another exile, Alfredo Duran, trained in Guatemala for a beachfront assault at Playa Giron on Cuba’s southern coast. Half a century later, they are still waiting for victory. Castro decimated the underground forces before Duran ever reached shore. The U.S. never provided the air and naval support the exiles expected, and Cubans never rose up to join them. The failed invasion 50 years ago today forever shaped the lives of Rodriguez, Alvarez and Duran, just as it defined U.S. policy at home and abroad. But the veterans themselves also marked the nation, helping turn Miami into a world famous, Cuban-dominated metropolis. Rodriguez, the operative who clings to the fame he earned for his role in capturing communist revolutionary Che Guevara, now heads the Miami veterans association and museum. Alvarez became a successful developer, literally helping build Miami, while quietly backing renegade anti-Castro operations, costing him three years in prison. Duran, a defense lawyerturned-real estate attorney and rare Democrat among his contemporaries, turned heads a decade ago when he returned to Cuba to meet the men he fought against. But for Brigade 2506, as the Bay of Pigs force was known, their first fight — driven by a vision of a Cuba without Castro — stays with them. • Rodriguez was 16 and studying abroad in Pennsylvania when Castro rode into Havana during Christmas 1958 and overthrew dictator Fulgencio Batista. Rodriguez’s family fled to Florida, where he was accepted by the University of Miami, and his parents bought him a blue Austin Healy. As the convertible idled at a traffic light, an old woman scolded Rodriguez. “You should be ashamed,” she said. “You should be in the training to liberate your country.” Though he kept his silence, that is precisely what the priv-


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A 22-year-old Santiago Alvarez, center with sunglasses, and his crew prepare for action, somewhere around Nicaragua, in April 1961. ileged teen had been doing. With friends lining up in a neighborhood not yet called Little Havana to participate in a CIA-backed plan to “liberate” Cuba, Rodriguez skipped college and headed for southeastern Guatemala. There he joined 1,300 exiles in Felix training. Rodriguez Months before the invasion, Rodriguez and others entered Cuba and made contact with a mix of Batista supporters and former revolutionaries disillusioned with the new government’s emerging communist bent. When news reached Castro, he swept the underground, arresting and killing leaders. Rodriguez would go on to have a CIA career. Now approaching 70, he still uses hidden cameras to check visitors arriving at his Miami home. From the leather recliner in his den, he bounces a laser pointer over pictures of himself with journalist Barbara Walters and the last five U.S. presidents. A blood-stained flag captured from the Viet Cong hangs near a Soviet grenade he took in El Salvador. By the door is the photo that made him famous: Rodriguez with a bedraggled Che Guevara, a day before the Argentinean doctor-turned-Cuban revolutionary icon’s 1967 execution. • The stepson of Cuba’s Senate president under the Batista government, Duran too had studied in the U.S., returning from Louisiana with an engineering degree just after

Castro declared victory in Havana. By the time Duran and his family made it to the U.S., the Eisenhower administration was recruiting anti-Castro exiles for an invasion. Following training in Guatemala, Duran entered the Bay of Pigs with the brigade’s 3rd Battalion on April 17. Two days before, Cuban exile pilots helped destroy portions of Cuba’s small air force, but Castro had enough jets to take out invaders’ supply ships. That was among the first signs the operation was not well-planned. Duran said he realized things were going badly when a resupply plane dropped ammunition that didn’t fit the guns the insurgents were carrying. Other brigade members still recall desperation as they watched U.S. fighter jets take off from carriers stationed along the Cuban coast and fly over them without firing; Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations had denied the U.S. had any involvement at all, so any link to the attack would have been an embarrassment. That left the army of exiles at the mercy of the Cubans. Castro’s forces killed 118 exiles; 176 Cuban soldiers died. Duran and his comrades went days without fresh water, hiking in the brush and trying to survive on crabs before they were captured. “I said give me water and then shoot me,” Duran recalled. After a brief trial — in which his Cuban defense lawyer called for his execution — Duran and more than 1,000 others were taken to prison. Duran was still behind bars in 1962 when Castro, fearing another U.S.-backed invasion,

accepted a Soviet offer to build nuclear missiles on the island. When the U.S. went public with the news in October, the 10-day standoff brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. It was averted when Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev promised to remove the missiles in exchange for President John F. Kennedy’s vow not to invade Cuba. Duran and the other prisAlfredo oners were Duran swapped for medicine and cash in an exchange that set the stage for quiet negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba through the decades, even as the U.S. officially maintained its embargo. In Miami, Kennedy greeted the returning veterans as heroes and offered them military commissions. Duran declined, soured on the possibility for successful military intervention on the island. • Santiago Alvarez was stuck training at a base on Florida’s Big Pine Key during the invasion. He would spend decades making up for the fact that he missed the Bay of Pigs. He and other veterans quickly joined groups that staged raids on Cuba. Following public outcry over increasingly high-profile attacks on the island, the U.S. government told Alvarez, Rodriguez and others to halt their efforts or take them off U.S. soil. They chose the latter. In just one of the CIA’s schemes to do away with Castro, more than 400 exiles —


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most of them Bay of Pigs veterans — trained and launched U.S.-funded attacks from camps in Costa Rica and Nicaragua from 1963 to 1965, said documents from the National Security Archive. Rodriguez handled communications at the base camp. Alvarez captained a small boat that made runs into Cuban territory, dropping off infiltrators and supplies. Then, Alvarez’s crew sank what they believed to be the Sierra Maestra, a Cuban ship, but was in fact a Spanish freighter. The program was stopped. Most of the exiles returned to the U.S., but some Santiago held onto the Alvarez land in Nicaragua through the late 1970s. Others leveraged their contacts to return to the region in the 1980s as part of U.S. efforts to fight left-leaning guerrilla movements throughout Central America. By the mid-1960s, Alvarez realized it could be many years before he returned to Cuba, so he turned his attention to his new home. He bought a dump truck, then another. Soon he was hauling concrete blocks, then learning to make them. He got his contractor’s license and developed shopping centers and more than 1,000 apartments, built himself a bayfront Miami mansion. “I learned about how important it is to have good friends in a country like this,” Alvarez said. Other remarkable success stories emerged from the small group that trained together to overthrow Castro. One became a world-famous classical guitarist, another, a top Miami surgeon. One became a state senator. Others moved up the ranks in multinational companies like Dow Chemical or founded their own. Andy Gomez of the University of Miami’s Institute for Cuba and Cuban-American Studies, says veterans like Alvarez and Duran represent how Cuban exiles put Miami on the world map. “We played a significant role in turning Miami into the capital of Latin America, a global melting pot,” said Gomez, himself Cuban-American. “We stayed here, and we became part of the entrepreneurial, successful community that Miami is today.”

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When mothers kill Warning signs don’t always prompt action NEW YORK (AP) — “How could she?” It’s the headline du jour whenever a horrific case emerges of a mother killing her kids, as Lashanda Armstrong did when she piled her children into her minivan and drove straight into the frigid Hudson River. Our shock at such stories is, of course, understandable: They seem to go against everything we intuitively feel about the mother-child bond. But mothers kill their children in this country much more often than most people would realize by simply reading the headlines; by conservative estimates it happens every few days, at least 100 times a year. Experts say more mothers than fathers kill their children under 5 years of age. And some say our reluctance as a society to believe mothers would be capable of killing their offspring is hindering our ability to recognize warning signs, intervene and prevent more tragedies. And so the problem remains. “We’ve learned how to reduce auto fatalities among kids, through seatbelt use. We’ve learned how to stop kids from strangling on the strings of their hoodies. But with this phenomenon, we struggle,” says Jill Korbin, an anthropologist at Case Western Reserve University who has studied mothers who kill children. How common is filicide, or killing one’s child, among mothers? Finding accurate records is nearly impossible, experts say. “I’d say a mother kills a child in this country once every three days, and that’s a low estimate,” says Cheryl Meyer, co-author of “Mothers Who Kill Their Children.” Several databases track such killings but do not separate mothers from fathers or stepfathers. At the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System reported an estimated 1,740 child fatalities — meaning when a child dies from an injury caused by abuse or neglect — in 2008. “The horrific stories make

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Angela Gilliam, Lashanda Armstrong’s aunt, cries after placing balloons near the boat ramp in Newburgh, N.Y., where Armstrong drove her car into the Hudson River. the headlines, so we believe it hardly ever happens,” says Meyer, a professor of psychology at Wright State University. “But it’s not a rare thing.” Meyer and co-author Michelle Oberman interviewed women at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. They found that of 1,800 women at the prison, 80 were there for killing their children. It’s a phenomenon that defies neat patterns: It cuts across boundaries of class, race and socio-economic status. “These women almost always feel alone, with a total lack of emotional support,” says Lita Linzer Schwartz, a professor emeritus of psychology and women’s studies at Penn State, and co-author of “Endangered Children.” Schwartz says women are often not checked for mental illness after their crimes, and that is unfortunate. “Women need better treatment not only before, but after,” she says. “They get tormented in prison, when often what they need is psychological care.” Besides isolation, another frequent similarity in the cases is a split with the father of the children. “So often there is an impending death or divorce or

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breakup,” Meyer says. In the case of Armstrong, the 25-year-old mother had argued with the father of three of her children — about his cheating, said the woman’s surviving son — just before driving into the river Tuesday in Newburgh, N.Y. (Her 10-year-old son climbed out a window. Three children, 11 months to 5 years, died.) Armstrong’s aunt said her niece “was a good mother. She was going through some stuff.” “This woman was completely overwhelmed,” Meyer said. “Almost always, you can find people who say, ‘I knew something was wrong.’”


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Vicksburg’s ‘go-to man’ will be missed He cannot remember the exact year, but knows it was a few days before Christmas. James Thomas “Bubba” Rainer had spent a few years on the job as Vicksburg’s public works director when the call came that the city had lost all of its gas service. City workers had to cut off the gas meters for all of the 9,000 customers — and go door-to-door to do it. With every meter off, gas power was restored, but then every customer had to be reconnected. Rainer chuckled as he recalled how city workers would use anyone with a flashlight and a book of matches to help. Crews from Hattiesburg and other cities sent volunteers. He can remember that it was a good Christmas — the gas was back on. Bubba Rainer has answered calls when the bridge over the railroad

tracks at Washington and Clark streets went out — twice. When the city’s most crucial water main on Washington Street was on the verge of rupturing because of a land shift in 2010, he answered the call. When a snake worked its way through someone’s plumbing, Rainer was notified. When rats sat on the top of toilet seats, he was on speed dial. For 35 years, Bubba Rainer was Vicksburg’s go-to man. He was head of 12 departments, had more people work under him than he, literally, could even fathom and he knew the inner workings of the city’s infrastructure like the back of his hand. Rainer became public works director in 1986 after the retirement of Garnet Van Norman, who had held the post for about 40 years. Rainer

credits Van Norman and then-City Clerk Marie Pantoliano as being instrumental in his career. After his formal stepping down on Friday, Rainer’s future is wide open. His wife, Tricia, retired from the Vicksburg Warren School District last year and now is a consultant. He said he would entertain the idea of a similar position, if offered. Vicksburg owes a debt to Bubba Rainer, a man whose knowledge kept the city running for 35 years. His departure is difficult — because of experience and familiarity. Some at the city are talking about promoting city engineer Garnet Van Norman, the son of Rainer’s predecessor, to the public works post. He’s been there 20 years; he’d be a wise choice. He certainly has learned at the knee of the master.

The numbers still reflect that despite the recession and a growing move on Capitol Hill to cut federal spending, defense spending has been a huge influence on Mississippi’s economy.

Mabus on short list to succeed Gates as defense secretary STARKVILLE — With Secretary of Defense Robert Gates now back from a final tour of operations in Iraq, the focus on Capitol Hill now turns to President Barack Obama’s choice of Gates’ successor. After serving as defense secretary in the administrations of both Obama and former President George W. Bush, Gates is expected to retire this summer. Current Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, 62, the former Mississippi governor and Clinton administration ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has been named by more than a dozen national news and defense industry media organizations as a leading contender to succeed Gates when he steps down. Former California Democratic congressman, Clinton administration White House chief of staff and current Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta is also considered a prospect to succeed Gates. But with Panetta set to turn 73 in June, political and media speculation that Mabus is gaining momentum as a likely successor to Gates is growing. After a fiery career as a crusading state auditor, Mabus served as Mississippi’s governor from 1988 to 1992. He served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1994 to 1996. Despite the Clinton connection, Mabus was an early SID supporter of Obama. After Mabus endorsed Obama in the spring of 2007, he said the Obama campaign sent him over the next year to speak in 24 states at more than 300 events in places in rural America “where a presidential campaign has literally never visited.” After earning his undergraduate degree from Ole Miss, Mabus earned a graduate degree from Johns Hopkins and a law degree from Harvard. He served a two-year hitch in the Navy as a surface warfare officer in the Navy aboard the cruiser USS Little Rock — honorably discharging as a lieutenant. With support from both of Mississippi’s Republican U.S. senators, Obama named Mabus as Navy secretary in March 2009. Obama later tapped the Harvard-educated Mabus to oversee the restoration plan for the Gulf Coast after the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. As was the case when Mabus was being considered for his current post as Navy secretary, many Mississippians wondered aloud just why that mattered to the state Mabus once led. The fact is that defense spending in Mississippi has historically been major spending. The numbers still reflect that despite the recession and a growing move on Capitol Hill to cut federal spending, defense spending has been a huge influence on Mississippi’s economy. How big? Take a look. Mississippi currently has 55 defense-related manufacturers employing more than 11,000 people, according to the Mississippi Development Authority web site. That excludes military personnel and military support staff. maintains aggregate data on U.S. defense spending that chronicles such spending in Mississippi: Between 2000 and 2010, 2,642 Mississippi contractors were awarded 16,959 U.S. defense contracts worth a staggering $29.1 billion. In 2008, defense contracts in Mississippi accounted for $3.85 billion in federal spending in the state. Then, consider the 40,000 Mississippians employed by the military and the operations of the military bases and facilities in the state — including Camp Shelby, Columbus and Keesler Air Force bases, the Meridian Naval Air Station and NASA’s Stennis Space Center. The prospect of having a Mississippian as secretary of defense represents an opportunity to have someone in a position of the highest authority at the Pentagon who knows that Raytheon makes guidance systems in Forest and that Camp Shelby is a vital U.S. Army asset. Having a former governor serve in that position — one who knows every Mississippi community — would be an exceptional asset for the state.


Political courage severely lacking Remember watching Dorothy, Toto, the Tin Man and Scarecrow traveling the Yellow Brick Road en route to Oz? They came across a ferocious lion, who lets out a mighty bellow before Toto, the pintsized pup, nips at the lion’s heels. The ferociousness in appearance gave way to an utter lack of courage. The federal government and the man chosen to lead it today are the equivalent of the lion — showing teeth but lacking the courage to bite. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama laid out his plans to get the nation’s fiscal house in order. He said — all too vaguely — spending will have to be cut and taxes will have to rise. Conversely, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has proposed sweeping changes that would, in theory, result in $5 trillion in cuts over the next 10 years. The two plans sum up the chasm as

wide as the Yellow Brick Road was long in the 1939 film. The fact is this nation is horribly in debt. The debt clock ticks at nearly $13 trillion in debt, nearly $46,000 per citizen. The total in unfunded liabilities, according to the Federal Reserve, is at $114 trillion. Forty cents of every dollar spent by the federal government is borrowed. With a looming government shutdown last week, it took an 11th-hour agreement to “cut” $38 billion to keep the doors open. The United States came within an hour of having a government shutdown while haggling over cuts that amounted to cutting HBO from the cable TV bill as a family faces bankruptcy. It’s chump change in the scope of our three biggest economic threats — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. With more and more baby boomers reaching retirement age and Medicare and Medi-

caid already stretched to the limit, changes must be made. The can no longer can be kicked. We are at the end of the road and Emerald City is not in sight. What needs to be done is not palatable. Taxes will have to go up. Spending will have to go down. The tax code must be reformed. Entitlement spending must be recalculated. Nonessential government programs must be slashed. In front of television cameras, politicians will stress the importance of getting the finances fixed. They’ll point fingers at the other side. They’ll trumpet how it is they who have the courage to move the country to fiscal stability, grandstanding all the way to the next television news interview. Unfortunately, history has shown that when they are forced to back up those claims of courage, they will retreat to the woods and cower at the nip of Toto.

One garbage hauler would be the wise choice Warren County and Vicksburg officials have not always seen eye-to-eye, but that might be changing, at least in the prism of garbage collection. The city and county are mulling a plan that would combine garbagehauling contracts under one carrier. The move would streamline collection throughout the county, give elected officials further bargaining power with the hauler because of the increased number of pickups and, officials said, lower rates for customers who live in Warren County outside of Vicksburg. Through June, the city is under a 10-year contract with Waste Management. Some Warren County residents outside the city also use Waste Management. Others use one of five independent, family-run haulers. All use Waste Management’s transfer station

on U.S. 61. Undoubtedly, the city and county could be in a win-win situation on garbage disposal. Consider that, in addition to the streamlining, increased bargaining chip and lower rates for some, today’s officials might have the power to turn the corner into the future with hopes of a cleaner environment. The recycling chip easily could be at the fore of the bargaining table. With Earth Day commemorations set for Friday, awareness for recycling, conservation and sustainability will be in the national dialogue, and that same discussion could come to Vicksburg and Warren County. It would follow by less than a month a city bid for a recycling program that would result in a $25,000 grant, a compartmentalized recycling trailer

and 400 recycling bins for residents. The recycling in this case would be used for paper and plastic containers. If the funds are granted, the city would then partner with MIDD-West, a local nonprofit organization, to sort through the recyclables. It also would follow by less than a month a grant awarded to the City of Vicksburg for recycling at city offices. It could be expanded. It could happen at private businesses; it could happen at homes; it could happen across Warren County. Many states and locales embraced recycling decades ago, but here it remains voluntary. That should change. In picking a waste hauler, city and county officials should demand a recycling effort. Vicksburg and Warren County must not trash this idea.

• Sid Salter is a syndicated columnist. Contact him at 662-325-2506 or

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WEEK IN Vicksburg High temperatures held steady in the 80s during the week, while overnight lows ranged from the low 50s to low 70s. About a quarter of an inch of rain was recorded during the week. The Mississippi River dropped from near 41 feet on the Vicksburg gauge to just above 36 feet, where forecasters were expecting it to remain throughout today. Development plans have been renewed for the longvacant Aeolian complex at Clay and Cherry streets and the former Carr Central High School on Cherry Street. Optimism about the economy and a change to how affordable housing tax credits are awarded in Mississippi have contributed to renovation interest in the properties planned to be used as lavish apartments. Travel writers in town to tour Vicksburg said they are looking forward to exploring and writing about the area’s Civil War history. The journalists and photographers were visiting the Old Court House and Military Park and areas near Port Gibson and Raymond. The amount of money the city received from its five casinos is down by more than $100,000 from the same period last year. The facilities brought in $588,328.19 in March. A 15-year-old Warren Central Junior High student was arrested and charged with having a steak knife on school grounds. The teen said she was protecting herself because of a threat posted on Facebook. Additionally, a fight among students at Grove Street school led to the arrests of four juveniles after a confrontation led to the injury of a 15-year-old girl. A barge hung up on the Interstate 20 Mississippi River Bridge pier for 22 days was broken free to clear the waterway for its first clear navigation in weeks. Remnants of the barge were scheduled to be hauled to the Port of Vicksburg for parts as part of a salvage operation. Jerry Huie was treated for injuries sustained at his home in Oak Park subdivision after severe weather caused a giant tree to fall on his house Friday morning. Downed trees were scattered throughout the county after 70 mile-per-hour winds were reported in the area. Weather battered areas in the Delta near Vicksburg, then took aim at Clinton and the Jackson area. Thirty-nine reserves with the 412th Theater Engineer Command left for Afghanistan. Their departure was marked with a ceremony that included Sen. Briggs Hopson and Mayor Paul Winfield as speakers. DiamondJacks Casino employees Starling Murphy and Victoria Torrain were honored by the Red Cross as lifesavers after administering CPR to a casino patron who had collapsed. Murphy is a security shift supervisor and Torrain is security-emergency medical responder. Workers were busy setting up two stages on Thursday for Vicksburg’s annual Riverfest, an outdoor street festival held on Washington Street in downtown. A flea market, craft fair and other activities began on Friday and were scheduled to run through the weekend. Local deaths during the week were Elma W. Hicks, Lonnie Hilan Vance, Daisy Mae White Wilson, Banks Carter Wood Sharp, Azizie T. Jabour, Mary Lou Harris, Willis “Bo” Jones Jr. and Robert Edward Kuykendall.


First comes the war, then the moral justification OXFORD — Abraham Lincoln inspired people of the North to sweep the South and rid it of the pestilence of slavery. What’s that? It’s the snapshot of the American Civil War lots of people keep in their brains. If that’s all they need or want, fine. For others, however, 150th anniversary events now getting under way offer a learning opportunity not just about that war, but most of them. A good starting place would be to understand it wasn’t a civil war at all. That term describes a struggle among various groups or factions seeking control of a single government. What happened in 1861 was that several states, including Mississippi, voted to break away from the others and start a separate confederation. The war started when the states that didn’t secede said, “No, you can’t do that,” and the South responded, “Can, too.” The first shot was fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., on April 12, 1861. That scene near the opening of “Gone With The Wind” was accurate. Southern boys whooped it up. As word spread that war had come, the firmly held belief was that actual fighting would, in essence, ratify secession. The prevailing sentiment was that Northerners would argue against dividing the union, but had no will to fight, much less a legal basis on which to stop the split. Lincoln was in his first term. His call to arms after Sumter was a surprise to many, but



But the war that, in fact, ended slavery did not begin as a moral quest any more than World War II began as an effort to end the wholesale slaughter of European Jews.

once he made a commitment to preserve the Union the outcome was ordained — if Lincoln could stay the course. The North had more people and a far greater industrial base. The South could not win a war of attrition — and that is what it became. But the war that, in fact, ended slavery did not begin as a moral quest any more than World War II began as an effort to end the wholesale slaughter of European Jews. Both wars had moral outcomes, but as byproducts. What triggered them were struggles for economic power, economic leverage. As Bertrand Russell put it, “War does not determine who is right — only who is left.” The North-South friction arose largely from geography and weather. The North had more people and a climate more suited to factory work and shipping. The South was still being settled and had mines, farms and forests to provide raw materials for finishing in Northern factories. Disputes centered on trade, tariffs — who was getting a good deal and who was feeling ripped off.

How slavery fit into the picture was also different than might be perceived today. The practice of human bondage was completely at odds with everything the nation said it stood for, but the idea that slaves had any claim to personal freedoms was both rare and radical. In fact, the emotion that arose when slavery came up for discussion was jealousy, not that residents of Northern states wanted slaves — but that they provided an unfair economic advantage to their owners. On the other side of the MasonDixon Line, the slaveholders’ view was that a slave’s life was often better than a factory worker’s. Slaves were not free labor. When purchased, they were expensive and they had to be housed, fed and provided medical care. Factory workers were just as trapped, the Southerners believed, but had to be paid wages often insufficient to provide themselves life necessities. As the war dragged on, Lincoln knew he was in trouble as a result of increasing daily casualty reports and slow slogging against Confederate troops

fighting on their home turf and using novel tactics. Lincoln was, at heart, an abolitionist, but he also was astute enough as a politician to know that when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation, which he did on Jan. 1, 1863, public sentiment would grow stronger against the war. Newspapers of the day made it clear there was no appetite for a “war to end slavery.” Northern editorialists predicted there was no way Lincoln could win a second term, especially once Gen. George McClellan, one of his former allies, was nominated by Democrats as the “peace candidate” going into the 1864 elections. It was Gen. William T. Sherman’s victory in Atlanta, which took four months, that sent Lincoln back to the White House for a second term. There’s hope a generation will yet come in which people figure out how to resolve conflicts without breaking things and killing each other. If so, it will be because the people of that generation have more than a snapshot and recognize there’s no glory in war. While remembered as moral quests, wars usually start due to human failures. Honor and bravery are real and much-to-be respected, as is answering the call of duty. But it’s better for everyone if the call never comes. • Charlie Mitchell is a Mississippi journalist. Write to him at Box 1, University, MS 38677, or e-mail


Search deep into your heart to find the power of Jesus We ask ourselves what has happened to the world today? What has happened is us, that means you, me and everyone who exists. We talk about the world being so corrupt in different areas, but what are we doing to help make it a better place to live? Can we blame it on the parents, youth, teachers, ministers, etc.? I don’t think so. I believe we all have to be accountable for our own lives to God first. You know that may be a good place to start, by evaluating ourselves, being honest with ourselves, asking ourselves, “am I the parent, youth, adult, teacher, minister, etc. I should be?” Do I spread the Word of Christ? Do I set good examples for those around me? Do I speak out for values and principles? Or am I afraid of what others might think? Do I tell myself it’s all right to do this because everyone else is doing this? Do I let my conscience tell me this is right as long as I think it is right? That makes it OK? I think not. Where have the Ten Command-

Voice your opinion Letters to the editor are published under the following guidelines: Expressions from readers on topics of current or general interest are welcomed. • Letters must be original, not copies or letters sent to others, and must include the name, address and signature of the writer. • Letters must avoid defamatory or abusive statements. • Preference will be given to typed letters of 300 or fewer words. • The Vicksburg Post does not print anonymous letters and reserves the right to edit all letters submitted. • Letters in the column do not represent the views of The Vicksburg Post. ments gone? Some seem to think that as long as I don’t think this is a sin, that is fine, and in their hearts and minds is this really facing reality? No, this is easing your own

conscience by letting your subconscious mind tell you to do something you know to be wrong but do not have the strength and courage to say no to yourself or to discipline yourself. Friends, let’s have the courage to stand up for what Jesus Christ has taught us and what we know in our hearts and minds to be the whole truth. Remember what Christ said: “Blessed are they who suffer persecution for my name sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Beautiful words, but much more than that, true words of Our Lord Jesus Christ. So, I ask you to look deep into your hearts and minds and show some action through your faith. Let us all lead one another to the beautiful place called eternity that God has waiting for us if only we choose to do His will. He is the best friend anyone could ever hope for; He never tires of us no matter how tired we get of ourselves.

Peace be with all of us, Delores Coomes Vicksburg

America’s last hope? The national debt exceeds $14 trillion — 1 trillion is 1 million, million. Deficits are projected to exceed $1 trillion each year, without end. Entitlements (mandatory spending) cost more than tax revenue. America approaches fiscal disaster, yet the driving force of most people and politicians remains senseless ideology. Congress is hopelessly deadlocked, the left seeks tax increases and the right spending reform. The people want anyone but themselves to sacrifice. Instead of leadership, President Barack Obama offers only reaction to his opposition. To avoid insolvency, the people must cast ideology and selfishness aside, and man-up for America. Patriotism is her only hope. Chet Barber Vicksburg


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FAA, fed up with on-the-job sleepers, changing schedules Latest air traffic controller to nap on duty employed at bustling regional airport in Miami WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is changing air traffic controllers’ work schedules most likely to cause fatigue following another incident in which a controller fell asleep while on duty, this time at a radar center in Miami, the Federal Aviation Administration said Saturday. The latest sleeping incident — the fifth disclosed by the FAA since late March — occurred early Saturday morning at a busy regional facility that handles high-altitude air traffic, the agency said in a statement. According to a preliminary review of air traffic tapes, the

controller did not miss any calls from aircraft and there was no impact to flight operations, the agency said. The controller, who was working an overnight shift, has been suspended. Prior to the start of the shift, all controllers were given a briefing on professionalism, FAA said. The incident was reported to a manager by another controller, the agency said. Twelve controllers and two managers were on duty, it said. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt were briefed on the inci-

dent early Saturday by David Grizzle, acting chief operating officer of the Air Traffic Organization. Last week, the FAA said it was ending its practice of single-staffing some airport towers where traffic is light between midnight and 6 a.m. But experts said more needs to be done to address the broader problem of fatigueinducing schedules that don’t allow controllers opportunities for sleep between shifts. Babbitt acknowledged as much Saturday, saying the agency will be making changes to controllers’ work schedules most likely to induce fatigue.

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He didn’t describe those changes, but said they will take place within 72 hours. “We are taking important steps today that will make a real difference in fighting air traffic controller fatigue. But

we know we will need to do more. This is just the beginning,” Babbitt said. The head of the FAA’s air traffic operations resigned last week. On Monday, Babbitt and

Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, will begin visiting air traffic control facilities. Their first stop is Atlanta, home of the world’s busiest airport.

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Vicksburg’s past is key to its future Forrest Gump stopped in Vicksburg Tuesday. He didn’t sit in a shrimp truck or stop as part of his walk across America. The man behind the movie “Forrest Gump” walked into the Vicksburg National Military Park visitors center, sat down and signed copies of “Vicksburg 1863.” Winston Groom, who penned the story of Forrest Gump, said he tackled Vicksburg and its role in the Civil War for several reasons. The largest battle he had written about was the Battle of New Orleans early in the Civil War, and the scope of the Vicksburg campaign intrigued him. He also said he wanted to put more emphasis on the people than the blood and guts of battle. His book relies much on historical records and first-hand accounts from diaries kept by citizens of Vicksburg, the key target for Union forces. Groom joined other writers for a three-day conference in Vicksburg. The group toured Civil War sites here and in Port Gibson, Raymond and points between. It’s all part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, S.C., April 12, 1861, and the bloodshed continued for four gruesome years. Commemorations are planned nationwide and as the calendar moves toward 2012, then 2013, Vicksburg will be in the spotlight. Historians, writers and Civil War buffs certainly will flood the city to learn and relive history. Called the Gibralter of the Confederacy, Vicksburg’s strategic position on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi, its terrain acting as a natural defense, made it key for the Union. By taking control of the river — the Union had control north of Vicksburg and south of Port Hudson, La. — the Confederacy would be severed. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made several unsuccessful attempts to take the city. Grant crossed the river in April 1863, south of Port Gibson, worked his way east to the Jackson area, then to Vicksburg. Warships blasted the city from the west; Grant’s army shelled Confederate defenses from the east. The siege lasted 47 days, ending with Gen. John C. Pemberton’s surrender July 4, 1863. Groom’s book is a great first step in learning about Vicksburg and the war. There is a reason he picked this town. There is a reason thousands come here each year. There is a reason those numbers will skyrocket in the next two years. Vicksburg has a fascinating story to tell. Listen to it. Learn it.

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Tents line Cherry Street Saturday for the Old Court House Spring Flea Market.

Riverfest Continued from Page A1. Cruz canoe and kayak race from the Madison Parish Port to Vicksburg, kids’ activities and sidewalk sales on Washington Street, the flea market at the Old Court House and Alcorn State University’s Jazz Festival at the convention center — plus Friday and Saturday evening entertainment can lure as many as 10,000 people. This year’s festival also featured a new event, a tennis tournament at Halls Ferry Park. “We had a lot of foot traffic downtown,” Riverfest president Katrina Shirley said as Saturday night’s acts were getting underway. A crowd of 3,000 to 4,000 was expected for the evening, she added. Shirley said Friday that a record 500 pre-sale tickets had been bought for Riverfest’s opening night. The morning’s wind, coupled with near-flood conditions on the Mississippi River, created a little extra excitement for the Bluz Cruz, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. Around mid-morning, Pace and his deputies rescued five people and three kayaks, one of which had capsized. The sheriff’s department had two patrol boats in the water during the four-hour event, along with a U.S. Coast Guard boat from Memphis. No one was injured, Pace said. “It does emphasize the hazards, though, of navigating the Mississippi River, especially in the spring when the water is at the level it is right now.” The river at Vicksburg Saturday was at 36.4 feet, up from 36.3 Friday. Flood stage is 43 feet. The river here crested at 43.3 feet on March 31. Wind gusts Saturday morning reached 24 miles per hour. Those on land simply enjoyed the day. Little Rock resident Alice Reed said she’s been bringing her Simple Sassy Suppers booth to Vicksburg events for several years. “We love Vicksburg,” Reed said between sales and passing out samples from her arts and crafts show booth on Crawford Street. Ferrell said 100 vendors from across the Southeast had purchased booth space. Fees range from $90 to $125. “I’m real proud of it,” Ferrell said. “We have some great vendors, and a lot of them are staying all weekend, talking about where they had dinner last night and other places they’ve been. It makes me excited for Vicksburg.” At the Old Court House, Vicksburg residents Patti and Harry Craft said they’ve been coming to the flea markets for 40 years. “It gives you a chance to see people that you haven’t seen for a while,” Patti Craft said after greeting and giving vendor Baron Kleinhans a big hug. Kleinhans and his wife, Apryle, were selling old china, pictures and other household items, and nearby, their daughter Amanda, 20, was selling T-shirts to benefit her project, Hope is Real, which aims to raise awareness of teenage depression and suicide. Nearby, 3-year-old Kaelynn Williams was pleased with the sand-art creation her mother, Ashley Peay, purchased from Jackson vendor Rachel Allred. Other kids carried balloons given to them by campaigning local political candidates, munched on funnel cakes and muffins sold by food vendors, or huddled under blankets in strollers while their parents browsed.

Kaelynn Williams, 3, the daughter of Ashley Peay and Ernest LaSalle, chooses feathers to go with her sand art at Jackson vendor Rachel Allred’s booth at the Old Court House market.

Elise Navarro, right, and Lindsey Hankins dance and sing Friday night as bands play on Washington Street. Trinkets line a booth at the Old Court House.

Melissa Woods of The Cupcake Fairies of New Orleans decorates a treat for Haley Judge, 6, the daughter of Augusta and Crystal Judge, during the Vicksburg-Warren County Riverfest Arts & Crafts Show.

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Famous grad among speakers at law school dedication By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press OXFORD — Best-selling author John Grisham says he hopes graduates of the new University of Mississippi Law School will fight for social change. Grisham was in Oxford ove r the weekend to help dedicate the law school in honor of former Ole Miss ChanJohn cellor Robert Grisham Khayat, who’s been credited with expanding the school’s programs through record fundraising, while he pushed to rid the school of some Old South images. Grisham said there are too many Americans who have been denied access to justice. “In this country, there’s a shortage of lawyers. At least half of the citizens in this country do not have access to civil justice,” Grisham said. “In Mississippi right now, in

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Robert Khayat speaks at the Ole Miss law school dedication. Parchman, the regional prisons, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent people locked up.” Grisham, known for his thrillers “A Time to Kill” and “The Firm,” is a graduate of the Ole Miss law school. “I hope this law school trains young lawyers who believe a license to practice law is a

powerful tool best used when defending the poor, falsely accused,” said Grisham. Khayat, a graduate of the law school, was the 15th chancellor of the university from 1995 to 2009. He said he always “felt loved and nurtured, embraced and protected” by the university community. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker

and Thad Cochran, both R-Miss., Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice William Waller were among those delivering remarks. The $50 million building is 130,000 square feet. It’s located on the edge of the campus. The first school started in a lyceum building in 1854.

Civil Rights Era judge Woman charged in stabbing from Miss. dies at 98 that wounds county man GULFPORT (AP) — U.S. District Judge Dan M. Russell Jr., who played a critical role in legal fights of the civil rights era in Mississippi, died Saturday. He was 98. Russell died at his home of natural causes, said Jason Green, a funeral director at the Riemann Family Funeral Homes and a friend of the judge. “He was a true Southern gentleman,” Green said. Russell was appointed to the bench by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965 and served as the chief judge between 1971 and 1982 in the Southern District of Mississippi. He later

served as a senior judge until his death. Russell was involved in school desegregation cases in Mississippi and cases involving Charles Evers, the Ku Klux Klan and the Rev. Charles J. Jessup, according to an obituary provided by Riemann and prepared by Russell. The judge was born in Magee on March 15, 1913. He graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1935 and obtained a law degree from Ole Miss in 1937. During World War II, he served with Naval Intelligence, reaching the rank of lieutenant commander.


from staff reports A Warren County man was treated for stab wounds at River Region Medical Center Saturday, and his live-in girlfriend was arrested and charged with assaulting him, said Sheriff Martin Pace. James Earl Cail, 53, 30 Erves Lane, Lot 13, had been stabbed several times with a folding pocket knife after the couple argued, Pace said. Deputies were notified by emergency room personnel at River Region Medical Center at 11:25 a.m. after Cail was taken there for treat-

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber wearing an Afghan army uniform blew himself up Saturday inside a military base in eastern Afghanistan, killing five NATO soldiers, four Afghan soldiers and an interpreter. The Taliban claimed responsibility and said the bomber was a sleeper agent who joined the army a month ago. “Today, when there was a meeting going on between Afghan and foreign soldiers, he used the opportunity to carry out the attack,” Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid

said in an e-mail to reporters. U.S. Master Sgt. Jason Haag, a NATO spokesman, confirmed the attack took place during a meeting on the Afghan army base, which also houses NATO trainers. Attacks by insurgents who donned uniforms to infiltrate bases have increased over the past 12 months as NATO and Afghan forces work more closely together. The international coalition is ramping up the training of Afghan soldiers and policemen so they can take the lead in securing their nation by the end of 2014.


two teenage sons died in a mobile home in the southwest part of the state; and the storm claimed the life of an elderly man whose trailer was tossed nearly a quarter of a mile across a state highway. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley visited some of the devastated areas and declared the entire state a disaster. In Mississippi, Hinds and Greene counties were hardest hit, officials said. Suspected tornadoes swept across the state Friday, damaging or destroying dozens of homes and businesses and leaving at least three people critically injured. MEMA

said Saturday it had received reports of 13 people injured. States of emergency were declared in at least 14 counties, including Warren and, to the north, Issaquena. Winds in Warren County topped at about 65 mph and were believed to be from straight-line thunderstorms. Power outages, downed trees, minor damage and one person with minor injuries was reported. Nearly a year ago, on April 24, a tornado crossed the Mississippi River into Eagle Lake and destroyed 11 homes on Sea Island Drive and injuring two people. A fatal wreck was reported

near Cary, north of Vicksburg, but a spokesman with the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol was unavailable to say if it was weather-related. In Hinds County, widespread tornado damage and injuries were reported, especially in hard-hit Clinton, where Interstate 20 was shut down Friday. In Kemper County, there were reports of numerous injuries and severe damage to homes. MEMA said more than 100 people were displaced in the county and that the water system was down. A hospital and jail were running on generators Saturday.

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alumni, as well as Dr. George E. Ross, Alcorn’s 17th president, two interim presidents, Drs. Malvin Williams and Norris Edney, and more than two dozen speakers who addressed Brown with congratulations, advice, exhortations and humor. “If you ever see a turtle on a fence post, you know it didn’t get there by itself,” said Dr. Wayne Riley, representing teachers, professors, advisers and others who have helped Brown reach the Alcorn presidency. “We all have nurtured you for this assignment. Never forget the power of mentorship.” Democratic U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, an Alcorn State alumnus, said Brown was the perfect pick to lead the university. “You are young, gifted and black,” Thompson said. Brown, who was the board’s

unanimous choice for the job, was appointed in December and took office Jan. 10. He was formerly dean of the College of Education at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas and has held a number of other faculty and research appointments at universities and institutes since 1995. He has a doctorate in higher education from Penn State University and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at South Carolina State University and the University of Kentucky, respectively, and has written or edited 15 books and monographs and authored or coauthored more than 100 journal articles. Founded in 1871, Alcorn was the nation’s first statesupported institution for the higher education of AfricanAmericans, and the second

state university in Mississippi. It is one of three historically black colleges and universities in the state, along with Jackson State University and Mississippi Valley State University. Brown’s inauguration falls about one month before Alcorn’s 140th anniversary, and Brown tied the two celebrations together. More than $200,000 was raised for the inauguration, far more than its $40,000 cost, he said. “The remaining $160,000 is going to go toward scholarships,” he said. Inaugural events, which included a luncheon and symposium in Vicksburg Friday, conclude today in Natchez with a worship service at Zion Chapel A.M.E. Church and an afternoon reception at the Smith-Bontura House.

820171, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

and wife Angela Fontana; his daughter, Elisa; and four grandchildren, James Fitzgerald, Brendan, Julianna, and Lydia Szuwalski. His avocations included acting in community theater productions, singing in church and community choirs, and using his wood working skills for Habitat for Humanity. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at First United Methodist Church of Richardson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Music Suite at First United Methodist Church of Richardson, 503 North Central Expressway, Richardson, Texas 75080. Andy had a wonderful sense of humor and wanted his obituary to read only, “Andy died.”

deaths 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.

Katie Mae Cooksey Katie Mae Cooksey died Friday, April 15, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. She was 83. Mrs. Cooksey was a retired cook, having worked for Presley’s Truck Stop. She was a member of Bright Morning Star M.B. Church, where she was in the choir. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Stevenson and Helen Caldwell; step-grandparents, Jonas Caldwell Sr. and Mabel Stevenson; husband, Theodore Cooksey; daughter, Ethel Mae Jones; brother, Clarence Caldwell; sisters, Rosie Lee Miller, Hattie Rebecca Pierce and Rose Shelby; and a grandson, Jeremy Wesley. She is survived by four sons, Charlie Stevenson of Vicksburg, John Henry Rollins of Yonkers, N.Y., Anthony Cooksey of Cary and Leslie Brown of Vicksburg; two daughters, Demmer Lee Freeman and Mable Miller, both of Vicksburg; a brother, Jonas Caldwell of Vicksburg; five sisters, Helen Caldwell, Janie Dishmon and Victoria Thomas, all of Vicksburg, and Minnie Mae Nelson of Buffalo, N.Y., and Dan Ethel Lathan of Gary, Ind.; 30 grandchildren; 75 greatgrandchildren; and other relatives. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Leroy Kelly Sr. Leroy Kelly Sr. died Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 84. Mr. Kelly was retired from Anderson-Tully Co. He was a union member and a Baptist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Ellie Kelly; a brother, Johnny Lewis; and two sisters, Lula Mae Hardy and Jessie B. Wilson. He is survived by his sons, Leroy Kelly Jr. of Forest Hills, La., Douglas Kelly of

Rosedale and Calvin Kelly of Nantucket, Mass.; sisters, Isabell Kelly Johnson and Del Sims, both of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and others, including the Burse and Butler families of Vicksburg. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

William Earl Loyd PATTISON — William Earl Loyd died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at University Medical Center in Jackson. He was 63. A lifelong resident of Port Gibson, he was a mechanic for Precision Packaging in Jackson. He was a member of Pattison Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. Loyd of Pattison; a daughter, Rebecca Loyd of Vicksburg; a son, Vernon Loyd of Florence; three sisters, Melvie Bryant of Hermanville, Ann Kinnebrew of Vicksburg and Belinda Chambliss of Port Gibson; two brothers, Rickey Loyd of Pattison and James Tanksley of San Antonio, Texas; and three grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Unity Baptist Church in Jefferson County with the Rev. Clifford Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Unity Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Port Gibson and from 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the church. Pallbearers will be David Trim, Steve Trim, Tommy Ray Bryant, Claude Ezell, Jamie Bryant and Robbie Bryant. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Precision Packaging.

Virginia M. Lynn Virginia M. Lynn died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at The Olive Branch Senior Care Center in Tallulah. She was 69. Mrs. Lynn was a native of Atlanta, Texas, and had made her home in Vicksburg for the past 50 years. She was a member of the VicksburgWarren Humane Society and was of the Baptist faith.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Zora Belle Jaynes; and three brothers, Tad Jaynes, Johnny Jaynes and Harold Jaynes. Survivors include her husband, George E. Lynn of Vicksburg; three daughters, Georgia Gay Lynn of Vicksburg, Kelly “Favorite” Lynn Miles of Montgomery, Ala., and Terri Lynn Booth of Vicksburg; two brothers, Ollie Jaynes of Atlanta, Texas, and Ray Jaynes of Vivian, La.; two sisters, Betty Clark of Indiana and Bernice Simpson of Texarkana, Texas; and five grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home chapel in Vicksburg with the Rev. P.J. Curley officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the service. Pallbearers will be John Booth, Greg Miles, Christopher Lynn, Billy Lynn, Bubba Lynn, Joe Lynn, Chuck Lynn and Marty Crevitt. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of The Olive Branch Senior Care Center. Memorials may be made to the Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society, P.O. Box

Lena M. Slaughter Lena M. “Momma Lena” Slaughter, formerly of Vicksburg, died Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Baptist Memorial Medical Center in Southaven. She was 91. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Andy Szuwalski RICHARDSON, Texas — Andy Szuwalski passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at Baylor Regional Hospital in Plano, Texas. He was born on June 12, 1940, in New York City. He attended Canisius College and received his civil engineering degree from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. He was employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the Coastal Engineering Research Center located first at Fort Belvoir, Va., and then at Waterways Experiment Station. After his retirement from the Corps, he worked at Crawford Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; his son, Andy,





Sunny with highs in the upper 70s and lows in the lower 40s

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.


Continued from Page A1. Bettye H. Neely, president of the board of trustees for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, presenting Brown with the chain of office and making official his appointment. Brown called Alcorn “the greatest university on earth” and pledged to lead by serving. “We are engaging our possibilities and pursuing excellence,” he said, repeating the phrase several times during his remarks. When it was created, Alcorn was intended to be “a first-class institution,” he said. “Alcorn has been, Alcorn is and Alcorn will remain a first-class institution.” Brown said he is not naive about the economic forecasts, both in the state and the nation, that threaten budgets and cloud the future. He countered it with the




• Vicksburg • Mrs. Virginia Lynn Service 11 a.m. Monday April 18, 2011 Glenwood Chapel Interment Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery Visitation 10 a.m. Monday until hour of service Memorials Vicksburg-Warren Humane Society P.O. Box 820171 Vicksburg, Mississippi 39182

• Port Gibson• Mr. William Earl Loyd

Service 11 a.m. Wednesday April 20, 2011 Unity Baptist Church Interment Unity Cemetery Visitation 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, Port Gibson, Mississippi and 10 a.m. Wednesday until the hour of service 601-636-1414 45 Highway 80

monday-wednesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the mid-60s

STATE FORECAST TOday Sunny; highs in the upper 70s; lows in the lower 40s monday-wednesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the lower 80s; lows in the mid-60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 70º Low/past 24 hours............... 53º Average temperature......... 62º Normal this date................... 67º Record low..............39º in 1921 Record high............88º in 2006 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month................ 1.4 inches Total/year.............. 16.09 inches Normal/month......3.24 inches Normal/year........ 19.55 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active............................ 5:36 A.M. Most active...............11:51 P.M. Active............................. 6:05 P.M. Most active...................N/A Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:33 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:33 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:31

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.4 | Change: 0.1 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 12.0 | Change: 0.5 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 20.7 | Change: 2.6 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 16.5 | Change: 3.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 20.3 | Change: 15.8 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.5 | Change: NC Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................84.2 River....................................84.1

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 46.4 Tuesday.................................. 47.0 Wednesday........................... 47.2 Memphis Monday.................................. 28.0 Tuesday.................................. 28.4 Wednesday........................... 28.8 Greenville Monday.................................. 41.6 Tuesday.................................. 42.2 Wednesday........................... 42.7 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 37.3 Tuesday.................................. 37.8 Wednesday........................... 38.3


Sunday, April 17, 201

The Vicksburg Post

Speak Out Warren County


A Community Forum

License to Steal Part 1

Where is the money going?


Sarah Palin speaks at a tea party rally Saturday in Madison, Wis.


Palin says Wiscosin governor on the right track with unions MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sarah Palin defended Wisconsin’s governor at a tea party tax day rally Saturday, telling hundreds of supporters that his polarizing union rights law is designed to save public jobs. Braving s n ow a n d wind outside Gov. Scott the state CapiWalker tol, the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate told tea partyers she’s glad to stand with Gov. Scott Walker. Hundreds of labor supporters surrounded the rally, trying to drown Palin out with chants of “Hey-hey, ho-ho,

Scott Walker has got to go!” and “Recall Walker!” “Hey, folks! He’s trying to save your jobs and your pensions!” Palin yelled into the microphone. “Your governor did the right thing and you won! Your beautiful state won! And people still have their jobs!” Walker, a Republican, signed a bill into law last month that calls for almost all public workers to contribute more to their pensions and health care coverage, changes that amount to an average 8 percent pay cut. The plan also strips them of their right to collectively bargain on anything except wages. Walker has said the law will help balance a $3.6 billion hole in the state budget and give

local governments the flexibility they need to absorb deep cuts in state aid. Democrats, though, think Walker wants to weaken unions, one of their strongest constituencies. Tens of thousands of people descended on the Capitol to protest nonstop for weeks against the plan and minority Democrats in the state Senate fled to Illinois to block a vote in that chamber, drawing national attention to the controversy. Republicans eventually passed the plan without them and Walker signed the measure in early March. Democrats managed to win a temporary court order blocking the law from taking effect, but tensions are still running high over the measure.

$100,000 $87,000

Candidate for Supervisor- District 2

In going over the county books, I came across an interesting budget for the Warren County Parks and Recreation. Since there are no physical parks in Warren County, this budget seemed extraordinarily large, almost a million dollars. Upon further examination, it appears that this entity is an autonomous agency that has no accountability to anyone but the county supervisors. When I saw income versus expenditures, I had to go see these places. I went out to the Culkin Ball Fields. It was quite impressive until I found out the county only pays for utilities and grass mowing. After seeing the figures for these utilities I was shocked to find the budget from the Warren County Parks and Recreation required $13,259.00 from the county for maintenance. That’s amazing since the actual budget should be, at the most, $8,800.00 including a good contingency factor. That’s a difference of $4,459.00. Year after year, similar amounts show up in the budget from the Warren County Parks and Recreation. Not a cent has been carried over from the previous year. So where is the excess? It is obviously not used. I was also told that the ball association even paid for their own improvements including to completely renovate the bathrooms with new fixtures to a tune of $6,000.00 Same budget new entry. The pavilion at Clear Creek Golf Center. The Warren County Parks and Recreation budget shows an income revenue of $4,500.00. This is probably right. It’s the expenditures that are again the problem. The budget claims $22,969.00 yearly for maintenance. Oh really, for what?? This pavilion is a covered picnic area with brick columns and a concrete floor. I understand a new roof was added several years ago. However, that is not in the budget for the last two years. This pavilion requires practically zero maintenance. The few things that need maintenance are currently not fixed. The picnic tables are rusty with worn out table tops, and holes can be seen in the restroom building. Again no carry over of excess money is seen in the next yearly budget. So where is the $22,969.00 required for maintenance??? Next let’s talk about the soccer fields in Bovina. This is a doosie. The budget requires from us a whopping $73,315.71 a year for maintenance. Once again the only expenditures that the county has to pay are for utilities and grass mowing. At Strickland soccer field there is no water so grass mowing and lights are the only expenses. At the soccer complex there are some extras. A restroom and food building is there but it’s a brick building with no apparent maintenance problems. For all three fields the highest bill was $1,700.00 for the lights for a single month. So let’s see, if the fields were used this much every month in the six-month period that the fields are played, at best the electric bill would be $10,200.00. Using standard mowing charges and water bills that leaves $60,315.71 left over. So where is the money?? The total money missing and not accounted for is $87,743.71. That’s for 2010-2011. Multiply that times the years this has been allowed to go on. It could be a half million alone. That also does not take into account the administration costs for the parks and recreation budgeted at $27,370.17 for 2010-2011. These are irresponsible actions from our county supervisors. When we are faced with another round of property tax increases being announced again this year isn’t it time we put a stop to this?? Would you want these gentlemen to balance your checkbook?? I think not!! So we must add $87,743.71 to the Suck-O-Meter.

Paid for by friends of Speak Out Warren County and approved by Deborah Reul, candidate for Warren County Supervisor, District 2.



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



Rebs’ quarterback questions will linger Arkansas

belts MSU a 2nd time

By David Brandt The Associated Press

Heating up Miami tops 76ers in playoff opener NBA roundup/B4

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL VHS hosts Jim Hill Monday, 7 p.m. WC at Natchez Monday, 7 p.m.

ON TV 11 a.m. Fox - The Sprint Cup cars have been slowed down considerably for this trip to Talladega, but it surely won’t limit the fun when they hit the track for the Aaron’s 499 this afternoon. Preview/B4.


Ole Miss outfielder went 2-for5 with a homer, three RBIs and three runs scored in a 12-10 win over Kentucky on Saturday. College baseball roundup/B3

SIDELINES M-Braves rally, hold on to win

If nothing else, the Mississippi Braves are proving to be an exciting team this season. Gerardo Rodriguez led off the top of the ninth with a home run to break a 2-2 tie, Ernesto Mejia added an RBI single later in the inning for an insurance run, and the MBraves held off a Mobile rally in the bottom half to win 4-3 Saturday night. It was the fourth time in eight outings this young season that the M-Braves have played a game decided in the eighth inning or later. They’ve played six games decided by one run. After the M-Braves’ rally gave them a 4-2 lead, Mark Hallberg led off the bottom of the ninth with a double for Mobile. Hallberg scored on a sacrifice fly to cut the deficit to a single run, but the BayBears couldn’t muster any more offense. Paul Goldschmidt flied out to Rodriguez in right field for the final out. Donell Linares also hit a solo homer for the MBraves, and center fielder Cory Harrilchak went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 1-9-2 La. Pick 4: 4-4-3-2 Easy 5: 4-8-16-24-30 La. Lotto: 6-17-20-27-32-33 Powerball: 21-33-44-45-55 Powerball: 7; Power play: 5

Weekly results: B2

OXFORD — Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt came into Saturday’s spring game hoping to get a better feel for who might win its threeman quarterback race. A few leaders on defense would be nice, too. But much like the final score, not much was decided. The Blue and Red teams finished the Grove Bowl in a 17-17 tie at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, and the unresolved outcome was a fitting finish to Nutt’s most crucial spring practice in his four-year tenure with the Rebels. Spring workouts started with a four-man quarterback race that was reduced to three after junior Nathan Stanley decided to transfer earlier this week. Of the remaining candidates, Barry Brunetti had the best afternoon on Saturday. He completed 12 of 21 passes for 211 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The 6-foot, 213pound sophomore transfer from West Virginia also rushed for 37 yards on seven carries. Brunetti made a few spectacular plays, like his 90-yard touchdown pass to Korvic Neat. But both interceptions were bad decisions, including one that was returned 92 yards by safety Ivan Nicholas before he was tackled just short of a touchdown. “I started off a little slow, but as we got more into it and more comfortable and got the jitters out of the way, I was better throwing,” Brunetti said. See Ole Miss, Page B5.

From staff reports

On B3


Ole Miss quarterback Barry Brunetti (11) throws to teammate Earnest Harmon during Saturday’s Grove Bowl in Oxford. Brunetti threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns as his Blue team tied the Red, 17-17.



Tennis tourney draws players of all ages By Jeff Byrd


David Adams of Monroe, La., crosses the finish line of the 8th annual Bluz Cruz Marathon, a 22-mile boat race on the Mississippi River.

Holmes defends Bluz Cruz championship From staff reports Elmore Holmes returned to defend his crown at the 8th annual Bluz Cruz Marathon, and kept rollin’ on down the river. Holmes, a 35-year-old from Memphis, clocked a time of 1 hour, 56 minutes and 34 seconds to win the 22-mile boat race down the Mississippi

Arkansas didn’t need any late-inning magic this time. The Razorbacks scored five runs in the third inning — three of them on a home run by Jake Wise — and went on to beat Mississippi State 6-1 on Saturday night. The easy victory snapped a string of Ole Miss three contops UK; secutive USM wins Southeastern Conference wins by Arkansas in its last at-bat, and also catapulted it into first place in the SEC West. Arkansas (26-8, 8-6 SEC) has won eight in a row overall and is now a half-game ahead of Alabama, which was swept in a doubleheader against Tennessee on Saturday. Jarrod McKinney gave Arkansas a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the second inning, then the Razorbacks blew it open in the third. Three consecutive singles loaded the bases before Kyle Robinson brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. Dominic Ficociello followed with another single to make it 3-0, then Wise hit his home run to left field. Mississippi State (21-14, 5-9) had several chances to get back in the game, but couldn’t make much of nine hits. The Bulldogs stranded 11 runners, including two each in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings.

River on Saturday. It was his second consecutive title in the fast boat division, the most competitive group in the race. In the touring boat division, William Rietzer-Smith of Addison, Texas finished first with a time of 2 hours, 10 minutes and 7 seconds. Clayton Plunkett won the wooden kayak class in 2:29:19, while

Port Gibson resident Sam McLemore teamed with Jay Cumbee to win the tandem canoe class in 2:29:07. A total of 73 people participated in the race, which began at the Madison Parish Port and ended at City Front. The race included stretches along both the Mississippi River and Yazoo Diversion Canal.

Tennis for all types and ages was on display Saturday at the second annual Guaranty Bank Tennis Tournament. The ages of the competitors in the tournament at the Halls Ferry Park courts ranged from 12 to 74. Arthur Spiller, 74, represented the senior set competing in men’s and mixed doubles. “Oh, I love it,” Spiller said of his desire to stay fit on the courts. “I’ve played tennis off and on for the last 30 years. I’m getting ready to play my third match of the day.” David Parker of Vicksburg, the No. 1 seed in the sixplayer men’s singles draw, got to see a wide range of contrasts in his march to the Guaranty Bank title. Parker, 41, played 22-year-old Reed Rodgers in the semifinals and then beat 63-year-old Henry Tatum of Vicksburg in the finals 6-3, 6-4. “That’s the benefit of a local tournament, you get to play all types,” Parker said. Rodgers, who played last year for the men’s team at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, provided Parker with an athletic challenge. Parker needed 12 games to finally subdue Rodgers to take the semifinal 6-4, 7-5. Tatum, meanwhile, beat Al

Cialone 6-3, 6-3. “I tried to see if I could outlast him, but he kept hanging in there,” Rodgers said. “These guys have a lot of experience. They know how to play and they know patience is one their biggest virtues.” A total of 35 players signed up for the tournament, director Rick Shields said. There were eight divisions ranging from 6.5 to 8.0 on the United States Tennis Association rating scale. “We did it this way so that you have different rated players playing with each other,” Shields said. “We had 3.0’s playing with 3.5’s and such. I think the tournament has come on pretty good. We had great weather with the sun, but the wind killed us some.” Three other divisions were able to finish their draws by sundown Saturday. In men’s 6.5 doubles, Buddy Emory and Kaleel Jabour won two matches to take the division championship. In the four-team men’s 8.0 draw, David Linzy and Anthony Wilson, both of Jackson, took home the championship. Lori Swainer and Brenda Curry of Jackson won the women’s 8.0 draw. They won the semifinal match 7-6, 1-6, 10-8 and then won the final by default.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 11 a.m. Fox - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Aaron’s 499, at Talladega, Ala. 1 p.m. Versus - IRL, Indy Lights, at Long Beach, Calif. 2:30 p.m. Versus - IRL, IndyCar, Grand Prix of Long Beach 4 p.m. Speed - FIM World Superbike, at Assen, Netherlands (tape) 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, 4-Wide Nationals, at Concord, N.C. (tape) BOWLING Noon ESPN - PBA, Dick Weber Playoffs MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. TBS - Toronto at Boston 12:30 p.m. FSN - N.Y. Mets at Atlanta 2 p.m. WGN - Chicago Cubs at Colorado 7 p.m. ESPN - Texas at N.Y. Yankees COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon ESPN2 - Vanderbilt at South Carolina COLLEGE SOFTBALL 2 p.m. ESPNU - South Carolina at Arkansas 3 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma at Missouri GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Malaysian Open (tape) Noon NBC - Champions Tour, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Texas Open 6 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Fresh Express Classic NBA PLAYOFFS Noon TNT - Memphis at San Antonio, Game 1 2:30 p.m. ABC - New Orleans at Los Angeles Lakers, Game 1 6 p.m. TNT - New York at Boston, Game 1 8:30 p.m. TNT - Denver at Oklahoma City, Game 1 NHL PLAYOFFS 2 p.m. NBC - Washington at New York Rangers, Game 3 5 p.m. Versus - Anaheim at Nashville, Game 3 7 p.m. Versus - Vancouver at Chicago, Game 3


from staff & AP reports

Prep baseball Madison Central blanks Vikings Spencer Turnbull struck out 10 batters in a complete-game shutout to lead Madison Central to a 6-0 victory over Warren Central on Saturday. Turnbull also hit a solo home run for Madison (23-1), while Lee Harbour went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Warren Central lost for the second time this season to Madison Central. The Jaguars have outscored WC 15-1 in their two victories. Warren Central (12-12) will finish the regular season Monday night at Natchez. The Vikings open the playoffs on Thursday against Columbus.

Sayles dominates in Port Gibson’s win Silento Sayles racked up 17 strikeouts and hit a home run to lead Port Gibson to a 7-5 victory over McComb on Saturday. Sayles allowed five hits for the Blue Waves (12-14), and followed teammate Dominic Savage with the second half of back-to-back homers during a four-run first inning. Savage finished the game 2-for-3 with a homer, double and two RBIs. Port Gibson, which will miss the playoffs, wraps up the season with a single home game against Jefferson County on Monday and a home doubleheader against Crystal Springs on Tuesday.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 17 1976 — Mike Schmidt hits four consecutive home runs and drives in eight runs as the Philadelphia Phillies overcome a 13-2 deficit to beat the Cubs 18-16 in 10 innings at Wrigley Field. 1999 — Quarterbacks go 1-2-3 in the NFL draft as Tim Couch, Donovan McNabb and Akili Smith go to Cleveland, Philadelphia and Cincinnati — the first quarterback trifecta since 1971. 2001 — Barry Bonds becomes the 17th major leaguer to hit 500 home runs. Bonds’ two-run, eighth-inning drive off Terry Adams leads the San Francisco Giants over the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2. 2010 — Ubaldo Jimenez pitches the first no-hitter in the Colorado Rockies’ 18-year history, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games W L Vanderbilt......................32 4 South Carolina..............27 7 Florida............................27 8 Georgia..........................19 16 Tennessee.....................21 15 Kentucky........................17 19


All Games W L Arkansas........................26 8 Alabama........................23 15 Ole Miss.......................22 13 Auburn...........................20 14 Mississippi St..............21 14 LSU................................22 13 Saturday’s Games Tennessee 2, Alabama 1, 1st game Tennessee 1, Alabama 0, 2nd game Ole Miss 12, Kentucky 10 Georgia 7, Florida 2 Vanderbilt 6, South Carolina 4 Auburn 3, LSU 1 Arkansas 6, Mississippi St. 1 Today’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. Monday’s Games No games scheduled

SEC W 11 11 10 9 4 2

L 3 3 4 5 11 12

SEC W 8 8 7 7 5 3

L 6 7 7 7 9 11


All Games C-USA W L W Rice...............................25 14 7 Southern Miss.............26 8 6 UAB...............................19 15 6 Houston.........................18 19 5 Memphis........................21 14 5 East Carolina.................23 12 5 Tulane............................21 14 4 UCF...............................22 13 4 Marshall.........................14 19 2 Saturday’s Games Memphis 6, UAB 4, 1st game Memphis 4, UAB 3, 2nd game Southern Miss 14, New Orleans 1 Tulane 7, Rice 4 Central Florida 3, East Carolina 2 Today’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. Monday’s Games No games scheduled

L 4 3 5 3 3 6 7 7 6

——— Mississippi schedule

Saturday’s Games Texas-Tyler 3, Miss. College 1, 1st game Texas-Tyler 1, Miss. College 0, 2nd game William Carey 7, Spring Hill 4, 1st game William Carey 14, Spring Hill 3, 1st game Delta St. 12, Arkansas Tech 3, 1st game Arkansas Tech 2, Delta St. 1, 2nd game Belhaven 13, Emmanuel 2 Millsaps 4, Southwestern Univ. 1 Southern Miss 14, New Orleans 1 Ole Miss 12, Kentucky 10 Arkansas 6, Mississippi St. 1 Miss. Valley St. at Alabama A&M, (n) Alcorn St. at Jackson St., (n) Sunday’s Games New Orleans at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Miss. Valley St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. Arkansas Tech at Delta St., 1 p.m. Southwestern Univ. at Millsaps, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Kentucky at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m. Monday’s Games Martin Methodist at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. (DH)

W New York.......................8 Toronto..........................7 Baltimore.......................6 Tampa Bay....................6 Boston...........................3

L 5 7 7 8 10

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................10 Kansas City...................10 Chicago.........................7 Detroit............................7 Minnesota......................4

L 4 4 7 7 10

Pct .615 .500 .462 .429 .231

GB — 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 5

Pct .714 .714 .500 .500 .286

GB — — 3 3 6

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................10 4 .714 — Los Angeles..................9 5 .643 1 Oakland.........................6 8 .429 4 Seattle...........................4 11 .267 6 1/2 Friday’s Late Games L.A. Angels 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 6, Seattle 5 Detroit 8, Oakland 4, 10 innings Saturday’s Games Cleveland 8, Baltimore 3 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 2 Kansas City 7, Seattle 0 Boston 4, Toronto 1 L.A. Angels 7, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3 Detroit at Oakland, (n) Today’s Games Baltimore (Bergesen 0-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 0-2), 12:05 p.m. Toronto (Litsch 1-0) at Boston (Lester 0-1), 12:35 p.m. 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), 43:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Toronto at Boston, 10:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay, 5:40 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 7:05 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................9 Florida............................8 Atlanta...........................7 Washington....................6 New York.......................4

L 4 5 8 7 11

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................9 Milwaukee......................7 St. Louis........................7 Chicago.........................6 Pittsburgh......................6 Houston.........................5

L 5 6 7 7 8 10

West Division

W Colorado........................11 San Francisco...............8 Los Angeles..................6 San Diego.....................6 Arizona..........................5

L 2 6 8 8 8


First Game New York Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 4 0 1 1 Prado lf 4 0 0 0 Pagan cf 4 0 1 0 McLoth cf 3 0 1 0 DWrght 3b 4 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 3 1 1 1 Beltran rf 3 1 1 0 McCnn c 2 0 0 0 I.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 0 Harris lf 3 0 1 1 Heywrd rf 4 0 0 0 Emaus 2b 4 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 2 2 2 Thole c 4 1 1 0 Fremn 1b 2 1 1 1 DCrrsc p 0 0 0 0 D.Lowe p 1 0 0 0 Igarash p 0 0 0 0 Hicks ph 1 0 0 0 Hairstn ph 1 0 1 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Misch p 0 0 0 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 Hu ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Parnell p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 DnMrp ph 1 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Totals 32 2 6 2 Totals 29 4 6 4 New York..................................000 011 000 — 2 Atlanta......................................110 101 00x — 4 E—Uggla (1), Prado (1). DP—Atlanta 1. LOB— New York 9, Atlanta 8. 2B—Harris (4). HR—C. Jones (2), Ale.Gonzalez 2 (3), Freeman (1). SB— Jos.Reyes (5), McLouth (1). CS—McLouth (2). S—D.Carrasco. IP H R ER BB SO New York D.Carrasco L,0-1 3 2-3 4 3 3 3 2 Igarashi 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Misch 2 1 1 1 1 2 Parnell 2 1 0 0 2 3 Atlanta D.Lowe W,2-2 6 5 2 2 2 4 O’Flaherty H,2 2-3 0 0 0 2 1 Linebrink H,1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Venters H,4 1 0 0 0 1 2 Kimbrel S,4-4 1 1 0 0 0 1 HBP—by D.Carrasco (McLouth). Umpires—Home, Marty Foster; First, Manny Gonzalez; Second, Tim Tschida; Third, Jeff Nelson.


mlb American League East Division

Friday’s Late Games Colorado 5, Chicago Cubs 0 San Francisco 5, Arizona 2 St. Louis 11, L.A. Dodgers 2 Saturday’s Games Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 2, 1st game Atlanta 4, N.Y. Mets 0, 2nd game Houston 5, San Diego 3 San Francisco 5, Arizona 3 Milwaukee at Washington, ppd., rain Florida at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Chicago Cubs at Colorado, (n) St. Louis at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh (Karstens 1-0) at Cincinnati (Volquez 2-0), 12:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 0-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 1-1), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 1-0) at Washington (Marquis 0-0), 12:35 p.m., 1st game N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-0) 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), 2:10 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. Milwaukee (Estrada 1-0) at Washington (L.Hernandez 1-1), 4:05 p.m., 2nd game Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. San Diego at Chicago Cubs, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

Pct .692 .615 .467 .462 .267

GB — 1 3 3 6

Pct .643 .538 .500 .462 .429 .333

GB — 1 1/2 2 2 1/2 3 4 1/2

Pct .846 .571 .429 .429 .385

GB — 3 1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2 6

Second Game New York Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi JosRys ss 4 0 0 0 Prado lf 4 2 2 0 Pagan cf 4 0 0 0 McLoth cf 3 0 0 0 DWrght 3b 3 0 0 0 C.Jones 3b 3 1 2 1 Beltran rf 3 0 0 0 Hinske 1b 4 0 3 1 I.Davis 1b 3 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Harris lf 3 0 1 0 Linernk p 0 0 0 0 DnMrp 2b 3 0 1 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 1 Nickes c 1 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 1 1 0 Thole ph 1 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 4 0 1 0 Pelfrey p 1 0 0 0 D.Ross c 4 0 1 1 Beato p 0 0 0 0 Jurrjns p 2 0 0 0 TBchlz p 0 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 0 0 0 0 Hairstn ph 1 0 0 0 Totals 27 0 2 0 Totals 32 4 11 4 New York..................................000 000 000 — 0 Atlanta......................................101 011 00x — 4 DP—New York 1. LOB—New York 2, Atlanta 7. 2B—Dan.Murphy (4), Prado (6). SB—Prado (1). CS—Harris (2), Dan.Murphy (1). S—Pelfrey, McLouth, Jurrjens. IP H R ER BB SO New York Pelfrey L,0-2 5 11 4 4 1 3 Beato 2 0 0 0 0 3 T.Buchholz 1 0 0 0 0 1 Atlanta Jurrjens W,1-0 7 2 0 0 1 4 Sherrill 1 0 0 0 0 2 Linebrink 1 0 0 0 0 3 Pelfrey pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. WP—Linebrink. Balk—Pelfrey. Umpires—Home, Bill Welke; First, Tim Tschida; Second, Jeff Nelson; Third, Manny Gonzalez. T—2:29. A—31,383 (49,586).

Minor League Baseball Southern League North Division

W Huntsville (Brewers)......7 Tennessee (Cubs).........7 Chattanooga (Dodgers).5 Jackson (Mariners)........4 Carolina (Reds).............1

L 2 2 4 5 8

Pct. .778 .778 .556 .444 .111

GB — — 2 3 6

South Division

W L Pct. GB Mobile (Diamondbacks).7 1 .875 — Jacksonville (Marlins)....5 4 .556 2 1/2 Birm. (White Sox)..........4 5 .444 3 1/2 Mississippi (Braves)...2 6 .250 5 Montgomery (Rays).......2 7 .222 5 1/2 ——— Saturday’s Games Jackson 3, Jacksonville 2, 9 innings, 1st game Birmingham 2, Chattanooga 0, 1st game Huntsville 8, Carolina 6, 1st game Tennessee 11, Montgomery 7, 1st game Jacksonville 13, Jackson 7, 9 innings, 2nd game Chattanooga 3, Birmingham 2, 2nd game Huntsville 3, Carolina 2, 2nd game Tennessee 3, Montgomery 1, 2nd game Mississippi at Mobile, (n) Today’s Games Montgomery at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at Huntsville, 1:03 p.m. Chattanooga at Birmingham, 2 p.m. Jacksonville at Jackson, 2:05 p.m. Mississippi at Mobile, 2:05 p.m.

nba NBA Playoffs

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


Chicago vs. Indiana Saturday: Chicago 104, Indiana 99, Chicago leads series 1-0 Monday: Indiana at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Thursday: Chicago at Indiana, 6 p.m. April 23: Chicago at Indiana, 1:30 p.m. 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: Miami 97, Philadelphia 89, Miami leads series 1-0 Monday: Philadelphia at Miami, 6 p.m. Thursday: Miami at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. 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 Today: New York at Boston, 6 p.m. Tuesday: New York at Boston, 6 p.m. Friday: Boston at New York, 6 p.m. 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 103, Orlando 93, Atlanta leads series 1-0 Tuesday: Atlanta at Orlando, 6:30 p.m. Friday: Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m. 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


San Antonio vs. Memphis Today: Memphis at San Antonio, noon Wednesday: 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 Today: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday: New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Friday: L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. 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, (n) Tuesday: Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Thursday: 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 Today: Denver at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday: 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


ATLANTA (103) Smith 6-12 2-7 15, Horford 7-14 2-2 16, Collins 0-1 1-2 1, Hinrich 6-10 0-0 13, Johnson 9-16 7-8 25, Pachulia 0-1 2-2 2, Crawford 7-14 5-6 23, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 2-3 2-2 6, Powell 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 38-74 21-29 103. ORLANDO (93) Turkoglu 2-9 1-2 6, Bass 0-4 0-0 0, Howard 16-23 14-22 46, Nelson 10-18 3-4 27, J.Richardson 2-8 0-0 4, Anderson 0-2 0-0 0, Arenas 2-5 1-2 6, Redick 2-6 0-0 4, Q.Richardson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-75 19-30 93. Atlanta 17 38 30 18 — 103 Orlando 19 29 23 22 — 93 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 6-14 (Crawford 4-7, Smith 1-2, Hinrich 1-3, Johnson 0-1, Horford 0-1), Orlando 6-22 (Nelson 4-7, Arenas 1-2, Turkoglu 1-4, Howard 0-1, Anderson 0-2, Redick 0-2, J.Richardson 0-4). Fouled Out—Collins. Rebounds—Atlanta 42 (Smith 8), Orlando 54 (Howard 19). Assists—Atlanta 19 (Crawford, Johnson 5), Orlando 15 (Turkoglu 5). Total Fouls—Atlanta 28, Orlando 24. Technicals—Howard. A—19,108 (18,500).

HEAT 97, 76ERS 89

PHILADELPHIA (89) Iguodala 2-7 0-0 4, Brand 8-14 1-1 17, Hawes 2-4 0-0 4, Holiday 5-12 6-6 19, Meeks 3-6 1-2 9, Young 9-20 2-4 20, Williams 3-10 2-2 10, Turner 1-2 0-0 2, Nocioni 0-3 0-0 0, Battie 0-0 0-0 0, Speights 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 35-85 12-15 89. MIAMI (97) James 4-14 13-14 21, Bosh 8-17 9-11 25, Ilgauskas 4-5 0-0 8, Bibby 3-9 0-0 8, Wade 6-13 5-8 17, Anthony 0-3 3-4 3, Jones 4-8 0-0 9, Miller 0-3 0-0 0, Chalmers 2-2 1-2 6. Totals 31-74 31-39 97. Philadelphia 31 18 20 20 — 89 Miami 19 35 26 17 — 97 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 7-19 (Holiday 3-5, Meeks 2-3, Williams 2-6, Young 0-1, Iguodala 0-2, Nocioni 0-2), Miami 4-17 (Bibby 2-7, Chalmers 1-1, Jones 1-4, Wade 0-1, James 0-2, Miller 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Philadelphia 43 (Young 11), Miami 61 (James 14). Assists— Philadelphia 22 (Iguodala 9), Miami 15 (Wade, James 5). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 25, Miami 16. Technicals—Philadelphia defensive three second. A—19,600 (19,600).

nhl NHL Playoffs

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


Washington vs. New York Rangers April 13: Washington 2, New York 1, OT April 15: Washington 2, New York 0, Washington leads series 2-0 Today: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 2 p.m. Wednesday: 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 April 14: Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Saturday: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, series tied 1-1 Monday: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. x-Friday: 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 April 14: Montreal 2, Boston 0 Saturday: Montreal 3, Boston 1, Montreal leads series 2-0 Monday: Boston at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Thursday: 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 April 13: Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 April 15: Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1, series tied 1-1 Monday: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 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


Vancouver vs. Chicago April 13: Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 April 15: Vancouver 4, Chicago 3, Vancouver leads series 2-0 Today: Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Vancouver at Chicago, 7 p.m. x-Thursday: 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 April 14: San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT, San Jose leads series 1-0 Saturday: Los Angeles at San Jose, (n) Tuesday: San Jose at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m. Thursday: 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 April 13: Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Saturday: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3, Detroit leads series 2-0 Monday: Detroit at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Detroit at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. x-Friday: Phoenix at Detroit, 6 p.m. x-April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Anaheim vs. Nashville April 13: Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 April 15: Anaheim 5, Nashville 3, series tied 1-1 Today: Anaheim at Nashville, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Anaheim at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday: Nashville at Anaheim, 9 p.m. x-April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBD

nascar Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499 Lineup

After Saturday qualifying; race today At Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 178.248 mph. 2. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 177.844. 3. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 177.807. 4. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 177.765. 5. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 177.702. 6. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 177.685. 7. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 177.438. 8. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 177.379. 9. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 177.369. 10. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 177.353. 11. (21) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 177.353. 12. (15) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, 177.317. 13. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 177.182. 14. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 177.143. 15. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 177.12. 16. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 177.087. 17. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 177.074. 18. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 177.061. 19. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 177.032. 20. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 177.006. 21. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 176.872. 22. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 176.695. 23. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 176.659. 24. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 176.575. 25. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 176.519. 26. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 176.477. 27. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 176.461. 28. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 176.425. 29. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 176.37. 30. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 176.347. 31. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 176.298. 32. (97) Kevin Conway, Toyota, 176.195. 33. (35) Steve Park, Chevrolet, 176.162. 34. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 175.939. 35. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 175.806. 36. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 175.41. 37. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 175.349. 38. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 175.154. 39. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 175.134. 40. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, owner points. 41. (32) Terry Labonte, Ford, owner points. 42. (7) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, owner points. 43. (46) Bill Elliott, Chevrolet, past champion.

——— Nationwide Series Aaron’s 312 Results

Saturday At Talladega Superspeedway Talladega, Ala. Lap length: 2.66 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (22) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 124 laps, 107.6 rating, 0 points. 2. (7) Joey Logano, Toyota, 124, 97.9, 0. 3. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 124, 85.6, 42. 4. (16) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 124, 109.1, 0. 5. (1) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 124, 112.6, 40. 6. (5) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 124, 122.7, 40. 7. (17) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 124, 78.3, 37. 8. (3) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 124, 101.8, 0. 9. (13) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 124, 104.8, 36. 10. (10) Aric Almirola, Chevrolet, 124, 97.9, 35. 11. (23) Brian Scott, Toyota, 124, 80.2, 33. 12. (35) Scott Wimmer, Chevrolet, 124, 62.5, 32. 13. (12) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 124, 101.7, 32. 14. (34) Timmy Hill, Ford, 124, 60, 30. 15. (9) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 124, 96.1, 29. 16. (32) Blake Koch, Dodge, 124, 64.4, 28. 17. (6) Carl Edwards, Ford, 124, 102.2, 0. 18. (27) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 124, 75.7, 27. 19. (8) Michael Annett, Toyota, 122, 80.8, 25. 20. (31) Donnie Neuenberger, Dodge, 121, 46.2, 24. 21. (36) Danny Efland, Chevrolet, 121, 44.3, 23. 22. (2) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 120, 77.2, 0. 23. (15) James Buescher, accident, 118, 68.5, 0. 24. (41) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, 110, 49.7, 20. 25. (19) Kenny Wallace, electrical, 109, 72.2, 20. 26. (25) Eric McClure, Chevrolet, 109, 55.2, 18. 27. (38) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 104, 48, 18. 28. (26) Robert Richardson Jr., Dodge, 103, 53.5, 17. 29. (43) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 100, 33.5, 15. 30. (40) Morgan Shepherd, rear axle, 98, 38.8, 14. 31. (39) Josh Wise, Ford, accident, 92, 53.6, 13. 32. (18) Steve Wallace, accident, 88, 68.7, 12. 33. (24) Michael Waltrip, Toyota, accident, 87, 61.2, 0. 34. (4) Jamie McMurray, accident, 87, 99.2, 0. 35. (29) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, accident, 87, 56.4, 9. 36. (21) Tim George Jr., accident, 87, 40.1, 8. 37. (33) Jennifer Jo Cobb, Ford, accident, 87, 33.9, 7. 38. (14) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., accident, 68, 85.3, 7. 39. (11) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, engine, 21, 63.9, 0. 40. (28) Mike Harmon, Chevrolet, ignition, 11, 31, 4. 41. (42) Tim Andrews, Ford, rear end, 4, 28.4, 3. 42. (37) Carl Long, Ford, electrical, 2, 27.8, 2. 43. (30) Jeff Green, Chevrolet, vibration, 1, 26.4, 1.

Nationwide Series standings 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Jason Leffler................................................... 233 J.Allgaier........................................................ 231 E.Sadler......................................................... 228 R.Stenhouse Jr.............................................. 225 R.Sorenson.................................................... 224 A.Almirola....................................................... 222 T.Bayne.......................................................... 221 B.Scott............................................................ 206

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: 9-3-7 La. Pick 4: 7-1-0-8 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-9-2 La. Pick 4: 4-4-3-2 Easy 5: 4-8-16-24-30 La. Lotto: 6-17-20-27-32-33 Powerball: 21-33-44-45-55 Powerball: 7; Power play: 5

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Vicksburg Post



Rebels outlast Kentucky in wild slugfest, 12-10

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Luis Salazar has been through a lot of opening days in his 38 years of professional baseball and knew his 38th on Friday night was going to be very different. It comes just about five weeks since the manager of the Atlanta Braves’ high ClassA Lynchburg Hillcats lost his left eye after being struck by a line drive in a spring training game. “It’s my passion, baseball, and being down here, tonight is going to be a very emotional night, a home opener,” he said a few hours before making his return to the dugout in uniform. “To me, it’s another challenge,” he said, a bandage and clear glasses covering the eye socket that was shattered March 9. “They’re not going to take baseball away from me.” Salazar was the last person introduced before the Hillcats’ game against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, and the stillarriving crowd of about 2,000 fans mostly stood to welcome him. The Hillcats lost 7-2 to the Pelicans. Salazar recalls nothing but seeing “the missile” coming at him off the bat of Braves catcher Brian McCann. The impact shattered bones on the left side of his face and knocked him unconscious, and he broke a bone in his right forearm when he collapsed onto the floor. He’s had three surgeries since, and is hoping to get a prosthetic eye once the wound is healed. He began hearing details when he woke in a hospital bed several days later to find Braves players Chipper Jones, Nate McClouth, Martin Prado and several coaches at his bedside. Learning he’d lost his eye was an adjustment, he said, but as he’s heard stories of being airlifted out of the stadium and that people feared he might die, he knows he’s fortunate. “What happened was an accident, and at the same time, I thank God I’m alive,” he said. “I’m very grateful to be alive, and that’s the way I think about it, in a very positive way.” That’s also how he has approached McCann, insisting he stop apologizing. “Since it happened, we became good friends, very close,” Salazar said. The message he and wife Graciela have had for the

From staff reports

Loss of eye doesn’t deter Salazar


Luis Salazar, manager of the Class A Lynchburg Hillcats, watches his team from the dugout on Friday. Salazar lost his left eye after being struck by a line drive in a spring training game while serving as an instructor for the Atlanta Braves. Braves’ catcher? “‘You don’t have to be ashamed or worry about what happened,”’ he’s told him. “‘It’s an accident and accidents can happen to anybody, but the thing I want you to know just looking at me is I’m here talking to you and that’s the most important thing.’ He gave me a big hug, and that’s the best feeling I’ve had in a long time, and a real relief coming out of his soul.” Graciela, who traveled from the family’s home in Boca Raton, Fla., to attend the home opener, said the past five weeks have been harder on the family than on her husband, and that he actually “kept the family in shape” by telling them over and over again, “Don’t worry. I’m fine.” Salazar’s approach has

turned a tragedy into an uplifting story. “Everybody knows in the town what happened to me and the story has gone around everywhere, and especially on opening day with my wife here and the opposite team, players, coaches, and my coaches and players,” he said. “They lift you in good spirits when they say nice things to me.” Salazar spent the past 10 days in Orlando making sure he was ready before flying to Virginia on Thursday. He hit infield fungos over the past three days, and threw at 60 feet, even though doctors had warned him his arm might take some time to get back to its throwing strength. “When I start throwing BP, that’s when I’m going to feel good,” he said. Phil Gosselin, a first-year

pro, said Salazar is clearly where he wants to be. “You can tell he’s chomping at the bit,” he said after the pregame workout. “He was hitting fungos and just loving it, so it’s great to see him out here with a smile on his face.” Before the game, Salazar said he would share with his team some details about his journey the past five weeks, but he really was looking forward to bringing them his real message. “‘I’m going to teach you the right way to play this game. Take advantage of the experience and the wealth of knowledge we have, and brains of all my coaches,’” he said he’d tell them. “That’s my goal down here. That’s my job.”

Braves sweep doubleheader from slumping Mets ATLANTA (AP) — Jair Jurrjens threw seven sharp innings in his return from the disabled list and the Atlanta Braves shut out the struggling New York Mets 4-0 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep. Jurrjens combined with George Sherrill and Scott Linebrink on a two-hitter. In the opener, Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta’s four solo homers and the Braves finally provided some offense for Derek Lowe in a 4-2 victory. The Mets were swept in a doubleheader for the second time in three days to extend their losing streak to seven games, their longest since dropping 11 straight in 2004. Colorado swept the Mets in New York on Thursday. The Mets (4-11) have matched the third-worst start in franchise history, according to STATS LLC. They opened 3-12 in 1962 and 1964. They also lost 11 of their first 15 games in 1974 and 1981. New York has lost 10 of 11 after winning three of its first four games under new manager Terry Collins. Jurrjens (1-0) looked strong in his return from a right oblique strain, facing the minimum 15 batters through five innings. He gave up two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. Mike Pelfrey (0-2) allowed 11 hits and four runs in five-plus


Atlanta Braves pitcher Derek Lowe delivers to the New York Mets during game one of a doubleheader Saturday. Lowe pitched six innings as the Braves won 4-2. They later completed the sweep with a 4-0 victory in game two. innings. He gave up three hits in the first, including a runscoring single by Dan Uggla, and three more in the third, including Chipper Jones’ RBI single. Eric Hinske had three hits and drove in a run and Martin Prado had two hits and scored two runs in the second game. Jones, who hit a homer in the opener, added two hits. Willie Harris singled up the middle with two outs in the

second but was caught stealing to end the inning. Jurrjens then retired the next nine batters before Daniel Murphy led off the sixth with a double. Murphy was thrown out by catcher David Ross on an ill-advised attempt to steal third. The only other baserunner allowed by Jurrjens was a walk to Mike Nickeas in the sixth. The four homers in the

opener, including one by rookie Freddie Freeman, were a season high for Atlanta and the most for the team since hitting four in a 16-5 win over the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 22, 2010. Lowe (2-2) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. He has a 1.82 ERA this season, but lost his previous two starts as the Braves were shut out by Milwaukee and Philadelphia. The series opener was postponed by rain Friday night. The Mets were playing consecutive doubleheaders for the first time since Aug. 20-21, 1998, against St. Louis. Club officials called the commissioner’s office Friday night, hoping to avoid a second straight twinbill, but the makeup game remained. In other National League games Saturday, it was Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 2; San Francisco 5, Arizona 3; the Chicago Cubs 8, Colorado 3; and Houston 5, San Diego 3. Milwaukee and Washington, as well as Florida at Philadelphia, were rained out. St. Louis and the Los Angeles Dodgers played late Saturday night. In the American League, it was Cleveland 8, Baltimore 3; the New York Yankees 5, Texas 2; Kansas City 7, Seattle 0; Boston 4, Toronto 1; the Los Angeles Angels 7, the Chicago White Sox 2; and Tampa Bay 4, Minnesota 3. Detroit and Oakland played late.

In a deceptively crucial series, Ole Miss is doing what it needs to in order to stay in the race for a Southeastern Conference tournament spot. Matt Tracy and Matt Smith each drove in three runs, and the Rebels scored in each of the first six innings Saturday to outlast Kentucky 12-10. The Rebels’ second straight win in the series likely eliminated the Wildcats (17-19, 2-12 SEC) from contention for one of the eight postseason bids to the SEC Tournament. Ole Miss (22-14, 7-7), meanwhile, kept pace in a jumbled pack of six teams chasing seven bids. Tracy’s two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth gave Ole Miss a 9-3 lead, and they extended it to 12-3 on an RBI double by Matt Snyder in the sixth. Kentucky, though, staged a furious comeback late. Braden Kapteyn’s two-run single keyed a four-run rally in the seventh, and he added an RBI double in the eighth to cut it to 12-10. The Wildcats then loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before Bobby Wahl got Chad Wright to fly out to left to end it. It was the second straight day Kentucky left the tying run in scoring position in the ninth inning. Kapteyn and Taylor Black each had two hits and three RBIs for Kentucky. Smith and Tracy had two hits apiece for Ole Miss, while Tanner Mathis had three. Each team had 14 hits and at least one run was scored in every inning except the ninth. “This was a crazy, crazy game,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “The fact that we were up 12-3 and they were able to come so close to matching us wasn’t because of errors or mistakes, it was simply because they got good at-bats against our guys and were able to string together hits.”

Southern Miss 14, New Orleans 1 Southern Miss (26-8) used a pair of seven-run innings to hammer overmatched New Orleans (3-31) for the second consecutive day. Jared Bales went 2-for-5 with

COLLEGE BASEBALL a pair of doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored for Southern Miss, while Tyler Koelling was 3-for-5 with a Jared double, triple, Bales four RBIs and two runs scored. In the first two games of the three-game series in Hattiesburg, Southern Miss has outscored UNO 25-1. The Golden Eagles put up seven runs in the first inning Saturday and seven more in the seventh. “We came here to win, and that’s what we did,” said USM coach Scott Berry. “I would have liked to spread out the scoring a little bit, but it’s hard to recover from the big inning, and that’s what we put on (New Orleans) in the first.”

Auburn 3, LSU 1 Casey McElroy belted a tworun homer in the top of the ninth to give Auburn (20-14, 7-7 SEC) a victory over LSU (22-13, 3-11). It was the third time in four SEC games that LSU has given up the winning run in an opponent’s final at-bat. LSU’s Kevin Gausman pitched 8 1/3 innings, striking out eight and allowing only five hits, but took the loss after giving up McElroy’s homer.

Tennessee 2-1, Alabama 1-0 Steven Gruver allowed one unearned run in a seveninning complete game to lead Tennessee (21-15, 4-11) to a 2-1 victory over Alabama (24-15, 8-7 SEC) in the first game of a doubleheader in Tuscaloosa. In game two, Matt Duffy’s RBI double in the first inning stood up as the Volunteers completed the sweep, 1-0.

Vanderbilt 6, South Carolina 4 Tony Kemp went 5-for-5, and Aaron Westlake and Mike Yastrzemski drove in two runs apiece as Vanderbilt (32-4, 11-3 SEC) beat South Carolina (27-7, 11-3) to even the series between national powers.

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Gordon leads Hendrick sweep in qualifying TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Jeff Gordon put himself in select company. So did Rick Hendrick. Too bad they didn’t get there a little faster. Gordon won his 70th career pole Saturday and led a Hendrick Motorsports sweep of the top four spots at Talladega Superspeedway — only the third team in NASCAR history to monopolize the first two rows for a Cup race. Gordon turned a two-lap qualifying average of 178.248 mph for the Aaron’s 499. He broke a tie for third place on the career list with Cale Yarborough and trails only Richard Petty (123) and David Pearson (113). As for Hendrick, he joined Pete DePaolo (Charlotte, 1956) and Jack Roush (California, 2005) as the only car owners to have the four fastest cars in qualifying for a top-division race. Jimmie Johnson claimed the outside of the front row with a speed of 177.844, with Mark Martin (177.807) and Dale Earnhardt Jr. (177.765) taking the second row. “I had no idea what to expect, and neither did the team. We certainly didn’t expect to go out and do 1-2-3-4 for Hendrick,” Gordon said. “It’s funny how a plan comes together when you least expect it.” But the four-time series champion wasn’t all that thrilled about another landmark: the slowest speed ever to claim the pole at Talladega. It wasn’t even close. Gordon was more than 6 mph slower than the previous mark, a pole-winning speed of 184.640 by Clint Bowyer for the fall race last year. “I felt like I could’ve walked faster than I was going,” Gordon said. “Anybody could drive that car at that speed. We need to make it a little


Driver Jeff Gordon waves to fans during qualifying for the Aaron’s 499 Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway. Gordon qualified on the pole for today’s race.

On TV 11 a.m. Fox Aaron’s 499 at Talladega, Ala. more interesting.” The horsepower-sapping restrictor plates are more limiting than ever. With the teams figuring out they can go faster driving in tandem rather than drafting in larger packs, NASCAR mandated a smaller plate at this high-banked track to keep speeds under control during the race. But that made qualifying

“just a snoozer” from Gordon’s perspective. “We need to make it more entertaining for the fans and for us. We’re not doing anything out there right now,” he said. “I don’t see why we couldn’t get out there and go in the 200 mph range during qualifying.” That used to be the norm at Talladega, but no one has eclipsed 200 mph in qualifying since 1987. Gordon suggested that teams be allowed to remove the plate during qualifying, or at least use one that doesn’t drain as much power.

“In this day and age, to have the slowest qualifying lap we’ve ever had at this place — come on, that’s crazy,” he said. The first non-Hendrick starter in Sunday’s race will be Paul Menard (177.702) of Richard Childress Racing. Landon Cassill gave Chevrolet the top six spots in the 43-car field with a career-best qualifying effort. David Ragan was the first non-Chevy driver to qualify. He was seventh, in a Ford, at 177.438 mph. Kurt Busch (Dodge), Brian Vickers (Toyota) and Clint Bowyer


(Chevrolet) rounded out the top 10. Points leader Carl Edwards qualified 20th with a speed of 177.006 mph. Failing to qualify were Mike Skinner, Tony Raines and Michael McDowell. By starting up front, Hendrick’s four cars will be able to pair off right from the green flag — Gordon working with Martin, Johnson with Earnhardt. “That’s as good as we could possibly ask for,” Gordon said. “If we could write the script, we couldn’t have written it any better.”

Busch wins Nationwide race at ‘Dega TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Kyle Busch won under a yellow flag in a wild finish Saturday, taking the Nationwide race at Talladega Superspeedway when a crash sent Mike Wallace’s car flipping upside down. Busch won for the fourth time in seven Nationwide races this year on a day when tandem racing produced a series-record 56 lead changes, 11 cautions and two red flags to clean up all the debris. Even Busch g o t c au g h t up in the mayhem, getting spun out Kyle in a 21-car Busch crash. But, after his crew patched up the Toyota, he hooked with Joey Logano in a powerful duo that surged past Trevor Bayne and Carl Edwards for the lead on the second attempt at a greenwhite-checkered finish. When Wallace got turned upside down on the final lap, Busch was assured the win. Wallace’s car wound up back on its wheels and he actually drove it to the finish line of a race that lasted seven laps beyond its scheduled 117. Jason Leffler finished 15th, but managed to take the season points lead. He passed Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who was involved in an early wreck, finished 38th and fell back to fourth in the standings. Justin Allgaier moved up to second in the standings and Elliott Sadler finished fifth in the race to move up a spot to third in the points.

Hornets gear up for series against Lakers

Miami fends off Philly; Bulls rally past Pacers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Never mind the rings. The Los Angeles Lakers would be a nightmare playoff matchup for the New Orleans Hornets even without the fame, fortune and back-to-back titles. The Lakers swept the teams’ four-game regular-season series with height and bulk, mercilessly outmuscling New Orleans in the paint. Sevenfooters Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum were far too much for the slimmer, sleeker Hornets to handle, even when New Orleans star David West was healthy. Gasol and Bynum realize they’ve got to be big bullies when the series opens today at Staples Center, or what’s expected to be another long postseason run for the Lakers will be in early trouble. “Our effort and focus is always to get it down low,” Gasol said. “We start off everything from there. We try to do it on a consistent basis, even if it’s not always there. Especially against New Orleans, we have to concentrate on our strengths. If we do that and we’re successful, it will be a huge help down the road.” Los Angeles’ size advantage was epitomized in an early possession during the clubs’ meeting three weeks ago at Staples Center — one that Emeka Okafor probably would love to forget. With his back to the basket, Bynum did an imitation of the overgrown kid in a sixth-grade P.E. class, patiently backing down Okafor at least 8 feet — starting outside the paint, until both players were under the basket — before reaching up and calmly dunking. “They’re some big boys,” agreed Okafor, who finally made the postseason after seven years in the league. “It’s like a fresh start,” Okafor added. “You can think

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of those four (regular-season) games as warmups, because they don’t really matter now. You have to play. Everybody’s 0-0. Man up and match up.” The seventh-seeded Hornets realize this series appears to be a mismatch, yet they’ve thrived on exceeding expectations all season. Even after the franchise that’s owned by the NBA lost West to a left knee injury last month, New Orleans still made the playoffs — only to run into the secondseeded Lakers, most experts’ picks to come out of the West for the fourth straight season. “We may be the one that’s probably outmatched more than any other series, but that’s OK,” New Orleans coach Monty Williams said. “We’ve been outmatched all year long.” No NBA team has been swept in a regular-season series longer than two games and then beaten that team in the postseason since 1998, when the then-Charlotte Hornets did it to Atlanta. Lakers coach Phil Jackson is cautiously confident his club has its collective head together after a stumbling finish to the regular season. Los Angeles lost five straight before back-to-back wins last week, barely keeping the No. 2 seed ahead of Dallas. The Lakers lately haven’t resembled the club that went 17-1 after the All-Star break. Luckily for Jackson, it’s finally time for the postseason — the one thing in the world that can probably sustain his decorated club’s attention. “We’ve had a very up-anddown finish, there’s no doubt,” Jackson said. “The last 25 games don’t make sense in a lot of ways. A great winning sequence of games, then losing five in a row. It’s about the wear and tear of a season,

Chris Bosh scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, LeBron James finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Miami Heat held off a huge Philadelphia rally to beat the 76ers 97-89 on Saturday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Dwyane Wade scored 17 for Miami, five of those points coming in the final 1:34. Philadelphia held the Heat scoreless for 4:37 of the fourth quarter and scored 12 straight points to close to 88-87, but never got the lead in the final minutes. Game 2 is Monday in Miami.

Bulls 104, Pacers 99


New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul (3) and teammate Willie Green celebrate a victory over Houston earlier this season. The Hornets open the NBA playoffs today against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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obviously, just losing focus at some time.” Kobe Bryant has been uneasy with the Lakers’ lapses in concentration, but he sounded confident Saturday in a renewed focus. The Lakers insist they aren’t taking New Orleans for granted, studying film of their four victories and vowing to minimize the effec-

tiveness of star point guard Chris Paul and the Hornets’ younger legs. “Teams definitely know the way to beat us is to get turnovers, get out in transition and run,” said Bryant, who’s likely to be checked by Trevor Ariza, the former Lakers forward and UCLA star.

Derrick Rose scored 39 points, Kyle Korver nailed the go-ahead 3-pointer and the top-seeded Chicago Bulls rallied from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Indiana Pacers in their playoff opener.

Trailing 98-88 late in the game, the Bulls showed the resolve that carried them to a league-best 62-20 record, outscoring Indiana 16-1 over the final 3:38.

Hawks 103, Magic 93 Joe Johnson scored 25 points, Jamal Crawford finished with 23 and the Atlanta Hawks beat Orlando in Game 1 of their playoff series, overcoming a monster night by Magic star Dwight Howard. Atlanta was eliminated by Orlando in last year’s playoffs in the most lopsided four-game sweep in NBA history, but this one was much different. The Hawks led by as many as 18 points while running multiple bodies at Howard all night, and the rest of the Magic failed to step up. Howard tied a career high with 46 points, to go along with 19 rebounds. Jameer Nelson had 27, but no other Orlando player reached double figures.

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Turkey hunting tales make for good memories



The 9-year-olds’ Vicksburg Bluejays went 4-0 to win the Super Bulldog Bash Championship in Starkville on April 9-10. First row, from left, are Trell Bershell, Tyler Karel, Landon Bull, Zane Flaharty and Ethan Parmegiani. Second row, from left, are Hagar Fortenberry, Kyle Dupree, Haden Luke, Aaron David, Josh Hallburg and Trevor Rouse. Third row, from left, are coaches Mike Dupree, Nathan Karel and Michael Bull. Also on the team are Barrington Barnes and Jackie Pettway.

Wild turkey hunting is a sport in which the armed hunter is often the victim rather than the victor in a matchup. Ben Franklin once proposed the wild turkey for our national bird, and those of us who hunt turkeys can certainly appreciate why. I’ve always maintained that, if they gave turkeys guns, most of us would give up turkey hunting. It is my firm conviction that, the first time a gobbler hears you call, he knows which tree you are blinded in under. The second time you call, he knows which shoulder you shoot a gun from, and will arrange his final approach to come up behind your gun shoulder. Old college football players with resulting bad knees, hip joints, and backs know better than to try to draw on gobblers behind their gun shoulders — at least, after the dozenth or so time. Gobblers also take unfair advantage of the lay of the land, using swags, draws, creeks, and stump holes to mask their stalks of a hunter lying in wait. The old boys send scout squads of hens or jakes (young male turkeys) to spy out that seductive calling and report back. I once had a gobbler stick his head up out

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of a draw, ducking as I moved the barrel the few inches I needed for realignment. Only thing was, that turkey was not a combat veteran, and he ducked as the apparent mortar blast blew the top off the edge of the ridge right above him. When he un-ducked to run, I was standing over him with the second shot ready. Took three more to get him. I’ve learned to never shoot and sit still, over the years. I’ve had to risk firing at gobblers who had maneuvered skunks, snakes, deer, and cattle in between me and them at the crucial time. Once a gobbler ran across the road in front of the jeep as I rounded the north point of Montgomery Island at the height of spring high water on the Mighty Muddy. I picked a springy tree to stop against and bailed out, grabbing SouthPow, my lefty 870 shotgun. This turkey had my name on him — he was like

the Viking on the edge of the cliff in the comic strip as the enemy approached. He had nowhere to go. I thought. As I stalked toward the last few yards of the point, the huge gobbler flushed and flew — headed across a mile of high river! “Turkeys can’t fly that far!” I remember yelling. He didn’t. Cross my heart, he flew halfway across before tiring, then slowly descended — and lit on the water (unless there was a submerged log that I couldn’t see). He floated downstream a half mile, and just before he passed out of sight, he got those big wings a-flappin’ and actually rose from the water and took flight again, toward the Mississippi bank. What a turkey! Had a report from a friend in south Mississippi last week, who bragged about having tagged a turkey which had eluded him for two years, gobbling like crazy from the roost tree but surrounded by so many hens in his harem that he was uncallable once on the ground. That recent fateful morning, it was moist enough for the hunter to approach close enough to actually see the gobbler strutting on the

ence, and that was very limited playing time as a true freshman with the Mountaineers last fall. Nutt expects the competition to continue until August. “I think it’ll be wide open,” Nutt said. “Then I think very, very soon after those first 10 days after the first scrimmage — second scrimmage at the latest — we’ll have a number one. It’s not jumbled, it’s just pretty close.” Junior Devin Thomas rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. Redshirt freshman Vincent Sanders caught four passes for 96 yards. Sophomore safety Brishen Matthews led the Rebels with eight tackles. The Ole

Miss defense had some good moments, including three interceptions, but it was hard to glean much information considering six of next year’s projected 11 starters didn’t play because of various injuries. That includes linebacker D.T. Shackelford, who tore the ACL in his right knee earlier in the week and will likely miss next season. Nutt was disappointed by the injuries, but after a disappointing 4-8 season last fall, he said a physical spring was crucial. “We wanted an investment and a sacrifice and we wanted to get tougher and stronger,” Nutt said. “And for the most part we did.”



limb then when he flew down, Bill busted him — but the battle wasn’t over. “He flopped down the bank of the Bouie River, but I managed to grab him just as he hit the swift current, the river being high and flowing fast. I stepped in over my head, in my turkey vest loaded with gear, hanging onto one kicking leg as we floated downstream, struggling. A submerged log saved me, and I floundered to the shallows with the thrashing gobbler, then had to climb a 10-foot bank before I was safe with my trophy. It was 39 degrees and I was by myself, but he was 19 pounds, with a paintbrush beard and inchand-a-quarter spurs, so it was worth it!” Bill is a fellow Kairos Prison Ministry musician, so I know that this is a true account. However, he’s fixing to go back to prison this month, although not for lying about his turkey hunting experiences. He’s going back into the Joint to, as my wife Betsy puts it, “Get his socks blessed off!” She’s right. I just spent five days in prison myownself, and God blessed my socks off!

• Robert Hitt Neill is an outdoors writer. He lives in Leland, Miss.


The Vicksburg Braves celebrate Clint Hargrove’s home run during last week’s tournament at Liberty Park in Flowood. The Braves won the tournament championship. Submit items by e-mail at sports@; postal service at P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182; fax at 601-634-0897; or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Monday for publication Wednesday, or Friday for publication on Sunday. Please include your name and phone number.

Vicksburg varsity basketball tryouts The Vicksburg High varsity basketball team will conduct tryouts Monday through Friday at 2:35 p.m. each day in the gym. Players need to bring current grades and a physical form. Shorts and basketball shoes are needed to try out. For information, call coach Dellie C. Robinson at 601-631-2914, extension 19, 601-636-4967 or at 601-5293550.

Vicksburg Gators football lock-in The Vicksburg football team begins spring training on April 26 and it will kick off with the team’s annual lockin at the Gator field house. The event will last from 2-8 p.m.

Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association report On Wednesday, the Clear Creek Ladies Golf Association hosted its monthly retirees scramble at Clear Creek Golf Course. Finishing in first place was the team of Emily Bonelli, Gerald Bailey, Gene Chatham and Rodney McHann. In second was the team of Jane Loboda, Don Biedenharn, Jim Hurley and Alvin Taylor. Ann Farren, Doug Dick, Tom Engdahl and Tom Rosser placed third. Chip-in winners were Gerald Bailey, Larry Grant, Jim Hurley and Jimmy Stabler. Closest to the pin winners were Joyce Johnson on No. 2; Linda McHann on No. 14; Alvin Taylor on No. 4; and Tom Engdahl on No. 13. Longest drives were by Ann Farren on No. 12 and Rodney McHann on No. 7

Youth soccer roundup Boolos CPA Firm 9, Cochran 1 - For Boolos CPA Firm, Anden McClurg scored four goals, and Joshua Rew and Trey Hynum each had two. Nathan Sibley added one. For Cochran, Zach Stokes scored one. House of Awards 9, Boolos CPA Firm 3 - For House of Awards, Dawson Oakes scored six goals, Wyatt Schrader scored two,

and Luke Hopkins added one. For Boolos CPA Firm, Anden McClurg scored all three goals.

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

Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee said Brunetti’s improvement since arriving on campus in January has been impressive. But there’s still uncertainty: Brunetti has asked the NCAA to waive a one-year residency requirement for transfer students because of a medical hardship in his family. Ole Miss expects the NCAA’s response in May. “Brunetti started out slow, but boy he’s come on,” Nutt said. “As you can see, he’s a playmaker.” Randall Mackey, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound junior, completed 9 of 18 passes for 151 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He’s displayed a strong arm during practices, but has been plagued by communication issues in the huddle with teammates, though both Mackey and Nutt said those problems have improved greatly. Nutt said the third quarterback in the race, junior college transfer Zack Stoudt, didn’t play because of an academic issue. Stoudt, a junior, has the best arm of the three quarterbacks but isn’t as mobile as Brunetti or Mackey. Only Brunetti has any Football Bowl Subdivision experi-

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Ole Miss wide receiver Vincent Sanders (10) hauls in a second quarter pass during Saturday’s Grove Bowl.


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TONIGHT ON TV ■ MOVIE “Capote” — Writer Truman Capote, Philip Seymour Hoffman, researches the brutal murder of a Kansas family to pen the book “In Cold Blood.’’/7 on Ovation ■ SPORTS NASCAR — NASCAR’s best drivers take to one of the longest tracks on the circuit for the Sprint Cup Aaron’s 499 at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama./11 a.m. on Fox ■ PRIMETIME Philip Seymour Hoffman “The Celebrity Apprentice” — The celebrities present a 20-minute steak cooking demonstration; one project manager doesn’t eat meat, while the other unloads most of the task on a single player./8 on NBC

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 Jan Hammer, composer-musician, 63; Olivia Hussey, actress, 60; William Mapother, actor, 46; Kimberly Elise, actress, 44; Liz Phair, singer, 44; Redman, rapper-actor, 41; Jennifer Garner, actress, 39; Victoria Adams Beckham, singer, 37; Dee Dee Davis, actress, 15.


Cops: Cage cuffed after drunken tirade Actor Nicolas Cage was arrested after he got drunk in the city’s French Quarter and argued in the street with his wife over whether a house they were in front of was theirs, police said Saturday. The couple was in front of a home that Cage insisted they were renting, police said. When she said it wasn’t theirs, Cage grabbed her arm, said a news release. Nicolas Cage Cage started hitting vehicles and tried to get into a taxi, police said. The actor was charged with domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. He was released on $11,000 bond Saturday.

Stewart: Work is life’s main ingredient Martha Stewart tells graduates from a New York culinary school that the keys to success are generosity, passion and hard work. The homemaking maven gave the commencement address Friday at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. The institute gave the 69-year-old Stewart an award called Master of Aesthetics of Gastronomy, along with an official chef’s jacket. She told students that many people don’t know how much hard work it takes to build a business, but that any good idea is only as good as the effort behind it. About 80 graduates received degrees in baking, pastry and culinary arts. Hyde Park is about 90 miles north of New York City.


Dog-biting man barks back with lawsuit A 33-year-old man who bit back after he was caught by a Phoenix police dog is suing police. Erin Sullivan said the dog violated his civil rights and used excessive force to capture him after he ran from officers in Glendale, Ariz., during a burglary investigation last year. Police say Sullivan bit the dog back, injuring it. The lawsuit names the cities of Phoenix and Glendale and four officers. Precursor filings to the lawsuit sought $200,000 from Glendale and $250,000 from Phoenix. Officials in Glendale and Phoenix have declined comment. Sullivan also said Glendale police refused to give him insulin to treat his diabetes.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Aries (March 21-April 19) — If you’re smart, you’ll keep yourself in the background as much as possible, where you can quietly have a slow burn should something annoy you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Regardless of how angry you get over a thoughtless, abrasive comment made by another, criticizing this person in front of others will only make you look bad. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — It behooves you to appease your friends and adjust your social preferences to the will of the majority. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Instead of envying others and getting yourself upset, you’ll be more content and a lot happier if you use your jealousy to motivate you into going after something big. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Be careful not to inject a volatile issue into a conversation with friends. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If you must access your resources, be sure it is for something that you truly need. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — You won’t like being around people who are overly assertive and dictatorial, so avoid these types. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If something you want to do means confronting difficult impediments, carefully plan your procedures well in advance in order to limit the obstacles as much as possible. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — There is nothing wrong with joining a group of acquaintances, as long as they are not people with whom you suspect you wouldn’t want to be identified. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Guard against making any snap judgment calls, especially concerning important career matters. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Don’t voice your thoughts out loud if you want to get along with colleagues. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Don’t hesitate to put a stop to someone who tries to manage an arrangement in which you’re involved, if you see that this person is inadequate and lacks the needed expertise.


HBO gambles on fantasy with ‘Game of Thrones’ By Jill Lawless The Associated Press LONDON — HBO’s new series, “Game of Thrones,” has power struggles, family friction, sibling rivalry and sex — plus hairy men on horseback, sword fights and the supernatural. The show is a departure for the network best known for character-rich dramas like “The Sopranos” and “The Wire.” It’s a fantasy adventure saga — but not your typical fantasy adventure saga. Earthy and explicit, it has been described as fantasy for people who don’t like that sort of thing. Executive producer David Benioff has called it “The Sopranos in Middle Earth.” “It’s a bit like ‘Lord of the Rings’ for grown-ups,” says Mark Addy, who plays King Robert Baratheon, embattled ruler of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. “This is definitely not one that you can watch with your kids.” Adapted from George R.R. Martin’s novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the series charts the bloody struggle for control of Westeros, a rough-and-tumble land where the seasons last for decades. The books’ many fans are already in a high state of online excitement about the series, but HBO also hopes to attract an audience not usually drawn to sword-and-sor-

On TV ‘Game of Thrones’ premieres tonight at 8 on HBO.


Sean Bean portrays Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark in “Game of Thrones.” cery stories. The 10-part series, which debuts tonight at 8 p.m., is set in a world that mixes medieval Europe — England’s fratricidal Wars of the Roses were one inspiration — with elements of chivalric legend and Norse saga. The early action revolves around Robert and his longtime friend Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark (Sean Bean), who is recalled from his northern fiefdom to become “Hand of the King,” the monarch’s chief adviser, and to fight off challenges to the throne. The conspirators include the king’s conniving wife and her beloved — possibly too beloved — twin brother. Martin’s sprawling saga also

includes a rival claimant to the throne, a band of fierce nomadic warriors and a monklike order of knights charged with protecting the kingdom’s icy northern frontier. Addy, whose roles have ranged from steelworkerturned-stripper in “The Full Monty” to Friar Tuck opposite Russell Crowe’s “Robin Hood,” plays Robert as a good man gone slightly to seed — Richard Lionheart crossed with Henry VIII. “He’s discovered too late that he’s surrounded by enemies, and the only person he can trust is Ned,” Addy said. “But he also knows that by making Ned ‘Hand of the King,’ he’s putting him in danger. It’s a hard one for Robert to call, but

he has no choice.” Fans of the books love them for their complexity, pace and a level of realism unusual in the genre — something the series has tried to retain. “It’s a fantasy world, but I think they’ve made it look and feel so realistic that you go, ‘All right, I buy that this is them and this is where they are,”’ Addy said. He said it’s not a stereotypical action saga — “big fight, big fight, little scene where people chitchat, then a bit more fighting.” “This is more about the characters and their story,” he said. “There are some battles that take place that will be big set pieces, but in the main it’s the political intrigue.” For Bean, an actor best known for action roles, that was a welcome change. “There are so many battles in films you just become anesthetized to it,” said Bean, who has fought in quite a few himself, from the Napoleonic Wars of the “Sharpe” TV series to Middle Earth showdowns in “The Lord of the Rings.”

Newborn wails while mother works up a sweat at gym Dear Abby: A member of my gym brings her newborn in with her every morning. She sets the carrier down next to her treadmill, puts in her earplugs and runs. The baby usually cries on and off, but today he cried nonstop during my entire 20-minute workout. It drove me crazy. I’m a mom, too. A crying baby, especially a newborn, is heartbreaking. This woman never stops to see why her little one is crying or to console him. This situation doesn’t seem to bother the other gym members. Should I talk to her and risk a hostile response, or speak to the gym manager? — Heavy-Hearted Gym Bunny in Riverview, Fla. Dear Gym Bunny: Talk to the manager. The crying infant might not bother the other gym members, but it bothers you. The woman isn’t stopping her workout to see what may be wrong because with her earbuds in she can’t hear the child, which doesn’t make her a candidate for mother of the year. She’s causing a distraction and an inconvenience to you, so speak up. Dear Abby: I have been married to my high school sweetheart, “Don,” for 10 years. I love him dearly. We were very young when we married, and at the time he said he didn’t want kids. I didn’t give it much thought because back then we weren’t ready to start a family. Now, Don still doesn’t want kids — but I do. He says if children are that important to me, I should leave him and find someone who does want to be a parent. Of course, I don’t want just any man’s baby. I want his baby. Don has warned me that if I become pregnant, he’ll probably leave. He’s planning to have a vasectomy even though I’m against it. I don’t know what to do. This is the only problem we have. He won’t agree to counseling — I’ve already suggested it. I can’t picture myself starting over with another man or going my whole life without being a mother. Please help. — Unfulfilled in Louisville Dear Unfulfilled: Your husband has given you fair warning. Your now have an important choice to make. Because having a child is so important to you, my advice is to start “picturing” yourself with another husband, and do it in enough time that you won’t be racing against your biological clock. Dear Abby: My partner has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As time goes on, I know I will lose him more and more. How do I do this and allow him to keep his dignity? Life comes



full circle, and I understand that. I keep trying to dwell in the present and not think too far ahead. I don’t know where to turn. How do you start the long goodbye? — Lost in Phoenix

Dear Lost: The first thing you need to do is contact the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association can guide you on the journey ahead of you and provide a source of emotional support if you join one of its caregiver’s groups. The toll-free phone number is 800-272-3900 and the website is You and your partner should also make certain NOW that his wishes for end-of-life care are clearly stated in writing,

so that when the time comes, they will be respected. Then take each day as it comes, thank God for the good ones, have patience when they are less so, and take good care of yourself because that will be key to ensuring your partner gets the best care possible.

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



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Maya Soetoro-Ng and her daughter, Suhaila Ng, 6, look at “Ladder to the Moon� at their home in Honolulu.

President Obama’s sister puts mom in picture book By Leanne Italie The Associated Press

I am there friend.â€? Friendship was something that came easily to Dunham, NEW YORK — Above a roof- explained Soetoro-Ng. Her top in Jakarta or the Indus mother lived in 13 different River in Pakistan, the moon places around the world, looms large in the childhood first alone and later with her memories of Maya Soetoro- daughter and son in tow, but Ng, but President Obama’s felt at home, “more or less,â€? in little sister hadn’t realized how each, Soetoro-Ng said. And how did this affect Soeimportant those memories were until she was pregnant toro-Ng’s famous brother? “That ability to break down with her oldest daughter. It was then she thought perceived boundaries or cross about how their mother, Ann bridges is something that he Dunham, would jostle her got from her,â€? she said. On Tuesday, during a New awake wherever they were — in India or New York, England York City swing to promote the book, Soeor Hawaii — to toro-Ng deftly head outside handled yearsso they could old questions appreciate the about her moon. And brother’s cithow grandizenship, an mother and issue Donald granddaughT r u mp h a s t e r wo u l d been trying never meet. to revive in Suhaila, now recent weeks 6, was born a as he mulls a decade after run for presiDunham died of cancer, but “Ladder to the Moonâ€? by dent himself. “The facts Soetoro-Ng Maya Soetoro-Ng are simply that has paired her my brother and “Grandma Annieâ€? through the moon in a was born in the United States at the Kapiolani Hospital for picture book out this month. The dreamily drawn book Women and Children in 1961. from Candlewick Press, His birth certificate has been “Ladder to the Moon,â€? opens authenticated by a number with little Suhaila asking of sources,â€? she said. “Really her mother what her grand- I feel that it behooves us to mother was like. “She was like think about moving forward, the moon,â€? her mother replies. and up, and really focusing on positive possibilities and solu“Full, soft and curious.â€? In a telephone interview tions, and the facts are that from her home in Hawaii, my brother is a U.S. citizen.â€? Dunham, divorced from Soetoro-Ng told The Associated Press that she thought Obama’s father and years later of her mother “a lot during from Soetoro-Ng’s, died in 1995 my pregnancy, having come at age 53 of ovarian and uteracross boxes full of my chil- ine cancer before the births dren’s books and toys that of her four grandchildren — she had saved for me. That Suhaila, her 2-year-old sister moment was a great shud- Savita and their famous cousdering moment of love and ins, Malia and Sasha Obama. A natural storyteller, longing. I really did want to somehow connect the two of Dunham passed on many of her best to her kids while them.â€? She and husband Konrad under the glow of the moon. “The moon sort of guided us Ng chose the name Suhaila because it means “glow around to points of intersection,â€? Soetoro-Ng said. “She loved the the moonâ€? in Sanskrit. The book describes how moon so much because the one night, a golden ladder moon was the same for everyappears at the girl’s open bed- body and all of these people room window with her grand- and places were connected mother, hair flowing down her because we shared the same back and silver bangles tin- moon.â€? The book takes its title kling on her arms. The two from Georgia O’Keeffe’s 1958 climb to the moon, looking painting of a floating ladder down on a world filled with on an aqua background. sorrow, from earthquakes and tsunamis, poverty and intolerance. They invite children and others who are suffering to take refuge on their gray, glowing moon, until it’s time “Classically European, Distinctly Southernâ€? for the girl to say goodbye and climb back into bed, knowing OPEN TO THE PUBLIC they’ve helped others heal. WEDNESDAY Like Soetoro-Ng, who said Live Music with she wrote the book to encourage unity, compassion and 6 pm-8 pm peace, Suhaila hopes the H APPY H OUR: 4-6 pm/9pm-close book will have an impact on $ 00 2 Domestic Beer the world. $ 00 “I hope my friends read my 4 Call Drinks moms book,â€? the first-grader Lunch-Dinner & said in an e-mail, clearly comSunday Brunch posed on her own, 6-year-old 127 Country Club Drive • 601-638-0800 grammar and all. “And my cousins read my moms book. and my teachers read my moms book. And when my sister is old enough to read I hope she reads it. I hope that when they read it they think about peace and no more fiting in the world and I hope that many peopol like it.â€? She continued: “I think its awesome that my name is in the book becuaes I love books and maybe someone like me will read the book and feel like


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The Warren County-Vicksburg Library reports on new books regularly: • “The Fall of the House of Zeusâ€? by Curtis Wilkie tells of the rise and ruin of America’s most powerful trial lawyer. Richard “Dickieâ€? Scruggs was arguably the most successful plaintiff ’s lawyer in America. A brother-in-law of Trent Lott, the former U.S. Senate majori ty l e a d e r, Richard “Dickieâ€? Scruggs Scruggs made a fortune taking on mass tort lawsuits against Big Tobacco and asbestos industries. He was hailed by Newsweek as a latter-day Robin Hood and was portrayed in the movie “The Insiderâ€? as a dapper lawyeraviator. Scruggs’s legal triumphs rewarded him lavishly, and his success emboldened both his career maneuvering and his influence in Southern politics — but at a terrible cost, culminating in his spectacular fall when he was convicted for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge. • “Zero Decibelsâ€? by George Michelsen Foy recounts his quest for absolute silence. “I don’t know at what point noise became intolerable for me,â€? George Michelsen Foy writes as he recalls standing on a subway platform in Manhattan, hands clamped firmly over his ears, face contorted in pain. But only then does he realize how overwhelmed he is by the city’s noise and vows to seek out absolute silence, if such an absence of sound can be discovered. Foy begins his quest by carrying a pocket-sized decibel meter to measure sound levels in the areas he frequents most — the subway, the local cafĂŠ, different rooms of his apartment — as well as the places he visits that inform his search, including the Parisian catacombs, Joseph Pulitzer’s “silent vault,â€? the snowy expanses of the Berkshires and a giant nickel mine in Canada, where he travels more than a mile underground to escape all human-made sound. Drawing on history, science, journalistic reportage, philosophy, religion, and personal memory, as well as conversations with experts in various fields whom he meets during his odyssey, Foy finds answers to his questions. • “Never in My Wildest Dreams: a Black Woman’s Life in Journalismâ€? by Belva Davis is her story. Born to a 15-year-old Louisiana laundress during the Great Depression and raised in the overcrowded projects of Oakland, Calif., Belva Davis overcame abuse, racism, and sexism to become the first black female news anchor on the West Coast. Davis covered many of the most explosive stories of the last half-century, including the birth of the Black Panthers, the Peoples Temple cult, the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk and the terrorist attacks that first put Osama




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bin Laden on the FBIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most wanted list. Along the way, she encountered a cavalcade of cultural icons: Malcolm X, Frank Sinatra, James Brown, Nancy Reagan, Huey Newton, Muhammad Ali, Alex Haley, Fidel Castro and others. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Thin Iceâ&#x20AC;? by Hugh Rowland discusses breakdowns, whiteouts and survival on the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deadliest roads. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve seen him battle the odds on History Channelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Road Truckers. Now read Hugh â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Polar Bearâ&#x20AC;? Rowlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own storm-by-storm account of surviving and conquering the infamous ice roads of the Arctic. Join Hugh in the front seat of his truck as he shares his most chilling, adrenaline-fueled tales of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most dangerous job. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rising from Katrinaâ&#x20AC;? by Kathleen Koch tells how her Mississippi hometown lost it all and found what mattered. This is a story of the kindness of strangers, of minor miracles and of how, despite bureaucratic snarls and insurance battles, a region rolled up its sleeves and rebuilt. It is also the story of a veteran reporter who, struggling to maintain her objectivity amid loss, traveled her own personal path from devastation to recovery. â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fighting the Devil in Dixieâ&#x20AC;? by Wayne Greenhaw tells how civil rights activists took on the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama. Shortly after the success of the Montgomery bus boycott, the Ku Klux Klan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; determined to keep segregation as the way of life in Alabama â&#x20AC;&#x201D; staged a resurgence. The strong-armed leadership of Governor George C. Wallace, who defied the new civil rights laws and became the poster child for segregationists, empowered the Klanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most violent members. An intimidating series of gruesome acts of violence threatened to roll back the advances of the early civil rights movement. As Wallaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s power grew, however, blacks began fighting back in the courthouses and schoolhouses, as

did young Southern lawyers including Charles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Chuckâ&#x20AC;? Morgan, who became the ACLSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Southern director; Morris Dees, who cofounded the Southern Poverty Law Center; and Bill Baxley, Alabama attorney general, who successfully prosecuted the bomber of Birmingham Six-

teenth Street Baptist Church and legally halted some of Wallaceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agencies designed to slow down integration.

â&#x20AC;˘ Denise Hogan is reference interlibrary loan librarian at the Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library. Write to her at 700 Veto St., Vicksburg, MS 39180.


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GASOLINE PRICES Average regular unleaded self-service prices as of Friday: Jackson..............................$3.68 Vicksburg..................$3.69 Tallulah..............................$3.80 Sources: Jackson AAA, Vicksburg and Tallulah, Automotive. com

PORTFOLIO We welcome your news about achievements by area employees. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost. com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897) , or delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road by Wednesday for publication Sunday. Be sure to include your name and phone number.

Rainbow names new VP, manager Paul Avery has been named vice president and general manger of Rainbow Casino. Avery comes to Vicksburg from Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City, Mo. Rainbow Paul is one of 18 Avery properties owned and operated by Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. Avery joined the corporation in 1996, serving as supervisor in the accounting department at Isle of Capri in Biloxi. In 2002, he was named corporate property accounting manager. He served as senior director of finance at the Isle of Capri in Vicksburg, now called DiamondJacks, until 2004 when he became senior director of property finance for Isle of Capri’s Northern region. He returned to Biloxi as senior director of finance in 2006. Avery was born in Maryland, but grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is a certified public accountant and was a graduate of the inaugural class of the Gulf Coast Business Council’s Masters Program.

District’s Taylor receives award Gwendolyn J. Taylor, an employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, has been honored for her efforts to promote diversity in the work force. Gwendolyn J. Taylor Taylor has received the Secretary of the Army Award for Diversity and Leadership in the Equal Employment Opportunity program. She began her career with the District in 1984 as an editorial clerk in public affairs and communications. Taylor, a Sunflower native, is a graduate of Ruleville Central High School. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Jackson State University. She is a member of Jackson State University’s National Alumni Association, Federally Employed Women and Blacks in Government. She has two children and one grandchild.

WVBG sending out signals from new spot By Ben Mackin Two local radio stations are enjoying new digs in the heart of downtown Vicksburg after several years of broadcasting from the basement of a home on Newit Vick Drive. Mark Jones, owner of WVBG 105.5 FM and WVBG 1490 AM, has moved the bulk of his operations from off Oak Ridge Road, in Warren County, to the ground floor of the Vicksburg Hotel on Clay Street. “We wanted to get the station into town for more visibility,” Jones said. “I wanted to make it so we could do all of our shows in town because it is more convenient, and I am always in town anyway.” Jones still has a studio in his basement so he can go on

the air from home if the need arises. A career radio man, Jones got his first taste of the business in 1972 Mark disc jockeyJones ing at his high school in Amory. Since, he has owned and run stations all over the South, including a 14-year stint in Alexandria, La. Before that, he was in Missouri, Texas, and Florida. In 2005, Jones and his wife, Lina, bought WVBG 105.5 at an auction. The FM station broadcasts classic rock from the 1960s to the early 1980s. In 2007, he purchased WVBG 1490, the only talk See Radio, Page B10.

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Christi Kilroy, foreground, director of the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce, and Annette Kirklin, director of the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, get ready

to go on air at WVBG 1490 AM’s new headquarters at The Vicksburg on Clay Street. Working the sound board is Dailon Huskey, station operations manager.


Now arriving in Alabama: Your lost luggage By The Associated Press SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — Welcome to the final resting place for lost luggage. Along a country road next to a muffler shop and a cemetery is a 40,000-square-foot store filled with all the items that never made it home from vacation. Shoes, samurai swords, iPods, even lingerie, all available for 20 percent to 80 percent off. When airlines can’t determine who owns a bag, they sell it for a few bucks to the Unclaimed Baggage Center, a warehouse-sized facility that would put your local PTA garage sale to shame. Past an entranceway of world clocks and columns decorated with foreign currency, one traveler’s misfortune turns into a bargainhunter’s paradise. “You never know what you might find,” said Clayton Grider, a Scottsboro youth minister who often starts his day at the store. “It is a sport.” More than 2 million of the roughly 700 million suitcases checked on U.S. airlines last year didn’t arrive with their owners. The vast majority were returned within 24 hours, typically on the next flight. But 68,000 never made it. After 90 days of unsuccessfully trying to reunite passenger and parcel, most airlines sell the bags here. Shoppers seem to have no qualms about buying what was once a child’s favorite stuffed animal or a wedding dress that didn’t get to the church on time. “I feel sorry for the guy who lost it,” says Chuck Trykoski, who bought a digital camera for $21. “I mean, I’ve lost stuff on the airlines, too.” Each day, the store sets out 7,000 new items, including sweaters, jeans, golf clubs, books and noise-canceling headphones. And it’s not just luggage. Plenty of belongings are left in seatback pockets. “It’s kind of an archaeological snapshot of popular culture,” says Bryan Owens, son of the store’s founder and its owner since 1995. Regulars line up each morning to get first crack at the goods. Others, like Trykoski, who was driving home to Illinois after a Florida vacation, stop out of curiosity. Local and regional church groups come by the

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Customers look over cameras and other electronics at Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Ala.

‘You never know what you might find. It is a sport.’ Clayton Grider Scottsboro youth minister

Ipods left behind on flights busload. Most people hear about the store through media reports and ads in the state’s vacation guide. It’s “an adventure” for the 830,000 shoppers a year, says Owens, who wears a Tag Heuer watch once found in a suitcase. There have been some surprising discoveries over the years, including moose antlers, a parachute, a medieval suit of armor, even a shrunken head. Just don’t come here expecting to find your lost luggage. Only a third of the items received make it to the racks. The rest

are donated to charity or are trashed. The store hopes to offer a small sliver of its everchanging inventory online by the end of this year. This city of 15,000 in the northeast corner of Alabama is perhaps best known for a 1930s trial where nine young black men were accused of raping two white women. The Supreme Court twice threw out convictions saying the men weren’t given a proper defense and appeared before all-white juries. How did it become the end of the line for lost suitcases? Unclaimed Baggage was

started in 1970 by Doyle Owens, a part-time insurance salesman in Scottsboro who had a friend working at a bus line in Washington. One day the friend asked if he wanted to buy lost luggage from buses. Four years later airline luggage was added. Since then, the store has expanded to car rental companies, commuter trains and is eyeing cruises. The airlines don’t like to discuss how their customers’ belongings end up here. American, Delta and United refused interviews. US Airways, JetBlue and AirTran

acknowledged they sell items in bulk — sight unseen — to the store but wouldn’t say how much they are paid, citing confidentiality clauses in their contracts. “It’s not something that we make money off,” says Bill Race, who oversees luggage for JetBlue. “It’s probably less than what you paid for lunch.” New York’s Metro-North Railroad is paid $25 for each suitcase-size box of lost property. Big-ticket goods such as electronics or jewelry are sold for 30 percent of their value. Last year, Unclaimed Baggage paid Metro-North about $38,000 for about 5,000 items. Other airlines — Alaska, Frontier, Hawaiian, Southwest, Spirit and Virgin America — donate luggage to charities such as the Salvation Army. Worldwide, almost 2.5 billion bags are checked each year, and 850,000 are never seen again by their owner, See Luggage, Page B10.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

PORTFOLIO Chaney to speak at Chamber lunch

Outlets at Vicksburg. Choice Hotels is comprised of 11 hotel and motel chains.

The Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s April members luncheon will feature Vicksburg native and Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. The luncheon will be at noon Wednesday at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Cost is $12. Before being Mike elected insurChaney ance commissioner in 2007, Chaney served seven years in the Mississippi House of Representatives and eight years in the Mississippi Senate. To register for the Chamber luncheon, visit or call 601-6361012.

Business seminars set at Hinds in Utica

Three motels earn top guest reviews Three Vicksburg properties have been recognized by their parent company, Choice Hotels International. The three, operated by Southern Hospitality Services, were rewarded for customer satisfaction. EconoLodge received a gold award for ranking in the top 10 percent. Comfort Suites and Courtyard Marriott received platinum awards for ranking in the top 3 percent. The Courtyard also received the Chairman Award, which makes it No. 1 of 806 properties in the nation. The three motels are off East Clay Street, near the

Two free workshops focusing on business ownership will be offered at Hinds Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Utica campus. Business Plan Development will be offered Tuesday, and Small Business Financing on May 3. Both sessions will be at the Business Incubation Center from 6 to 8 p.m. For information, call Sidney McClinton at 601-855-7137.

First state summit on health at USM The University of Southern Mississippiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College of Health will host the first Mississippi Health Summit on April 29 at the Trent Lott Center on the Hattiesburg campus. Health care professionals will discuss economic and work force development and research. Dr. Rick deShazo of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and host of Mississippi Public Radioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Southern Remedyâ&#x20AC;? will be the keynote speaker. The summit will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is being co-sponsored by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Forrest General Hospital, the Mississippi Hospital Association and the Mississippi Public Health Association. For information, call 601266-5253 or visit www.usm. edu/coh.


The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Revenues to the city lag actual sales tax collections by two months, that is, receipts for April reflect sales taxes collected on sales in February. Here are the latest monthly receipts:

January 2011 .............$531,007 Fiscal year 2010-11 to date... $2,379,489

January 2010 .............$556,997 2009-10 fiscal year to date $2,384,624

LAND TRANSFERS The following commercial land transfers were recorded in the Chancery Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office for the week ending April 8, 2011. None were recorded for the week ending April 15, 2011. â&#x20AC;˘ J. Mack Varner, Joseph E. Varner Jr., Kay Varner Hobson, Catherine W. Varner to Dabney Street Land Company; Block 34, Section 19, Township 16N, Range 3E; 1316

Monroe St. â&#x20AC;˘ Andrea Upchurch to Thomas Lee Parker; parts of Section 8, Township 15N, Range 5E; five acres off Bovina Cutoff Road

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Luggage Continued from Page B9. says Nick Gates, who oversees baggage products for SITA, an aviation technology provider. In the U.S., those passengers are paid up to $3,300 by the airlines. Most claims are smaller. Airlines donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t consider how much it costs to replace a passengerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wares, but how much theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be worth used. Airlines vary in their records for losing bags. Southwest says one of every 67,000 bags checked is never reunited with its owner. Delta loses bags 13 times as often. Since the introduction of baggage fees, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all doing better. The rate at which bags are delayed or mishandled is now half what it was in 2007. Experts say the fees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; airlines collect more than $3.3 billion a year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; deter passengers from checking bags, easing strains on the system. Still, some suitcases remain a mystery. The bags lack identification tags, which can be ripped off during conveyer belt jams. Airlines inventory


Ryan Jordan gets a laugh from his girlfriend, Haden Little, as he tries on a shirt that he the luggage and use a database to match the contents with ownersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; descriptions. Investigators also look for other clues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They don surgical gloves and then do an autopsy of the bags,â&#x20AC;? says Jan Fogelberg, Frontierâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vice president of customer experience. Sometimes, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as simple as a name on a prescription

found in the clothing aisles at Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Ala.

bottle. Other times, they track owners through store receipts left in pockets. JetBlue once reunited two newlyweds with their bag after finding a photo inside of their wedding cake. The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first names were inscribed on the icing. In the background were palm trees and a pool. The airline guessed the couple had a des-

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CASINO TAX REVENUE Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with 10 percent going to schools, 25 percent to Warren County and 65 percent to the city. A second revenue tax is a 0.8 percent share of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8.8 percent revenue tax. It is split based on population proportions between Vicksburg and Warren County. Each casino is also required to pay $150 for each gaming device annually to the city. To date, two casinos have paid the gaming device fee. These are the latest receipts:

March 2011 City ..................................$588,328 County ...........................$277,213 Schools .............................$75,264

March 2010 City ..................................$715,577 County ...........................$366,860 Schools .............................$91,516

Fiscal year 2010-11 to date City .............................. $3,165,379 County ....................... $1,351,960 Schools ..........................$366,816

Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City .............................. $3,318,628 County ....................... $1,412,666 Schools ..........................$383,517

Radio Continued from Page B9. radio station in Vicksburg. The AM channel runs certain syndicated shows, such as ones hosted by Rush Limbaugh, but keeps a focus on local happenings, with weekly call-in shows featuring civic leaders. In the age of satellite radio and the Internet, the role of traditional radio in the future has often been questioned. Jones said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not worried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With these stations, I have gotten more of an advertising

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TOPIC SUNDAY, April 17, 2011 • SE C TION C

LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR C2 | WEDDINGS C3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

THIS & THAT from staff reports

Golf tips on course at Welcome Center The Mississippi Welcome Center, at Interstate 20 and Washington Street in Vicksburg, is aiming to promote the state’s golf courses with an event called Find Your True South in Golf. Kathy Hester, a local golf instructor, will offer tips and distribute the state’s 2011 Golf Guide from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday and April 29. Call 601-638-4201 or visit

Hinds plant sale set for April 29-30 The annual plant sale hosted by Hinds Community College’s landscape management department will be April 29-30. The sale will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the produce market building next to the Gray-Partridge Center on Mississippi 18 in Raymond. Proceeds will help fund student projects. E-mail

Three authors set for book-signings Lorelei Books, a downtown bookseller, will host three book-signings in May. Each will begin at 4 p.m. On May 12, Nancy Woodson, will sign copies of “Hurdles,” which tells of her battle with cancer. On May 13, Araminta Stone Johnston will sign “And One Was A Priest: The Life and Times of Duncan M. Gray Jr.” Gray, an Episcopal priest, was active in the civil rights movement. On May 24, Suzanne Marrs, friend and biographer of Mississippi author Eudora Welty, will discuss and answer questions about her latest work, “What There Is To Say, We Have Said: The Correspondence of William Maxwell and Eudora Welty.” Lorelei is at 1103 Washington St. The phone number is 601-634-8624.

Yoga, comedy, dance set for Saturday A Sisters in Spirit workshop to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be held at Shape Up Sisters, 3215 Plaza Drive, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The women’s event will feature dance, yoga and exercise. Leah Wheeless will instruct and Linnie Wheeles, a comedian, will entertain. Snacks, water, yoga mats and journals will be provided. Reservations are encouraged. The workshop is free, but a $20 donation is suggested. Call 601-529-1510.

Business is focus of summer program The Entrepreneurship and Business Development Program at Hinds Community College’s Utica campus will host a summer program for youths who are interested in business. Dream Builders, set for June 13-24, is for rising 10th- 11th- and 12th- graders. The application deadline is April 29. Call 601-8857137.

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Some of Louise Cadney’s works

Louise Cadney has created an animal kingdom of art HARRISTON ­­­— “Stop! I see an alligator,” Louise Cadney excitedly told her husband one day as they were driving. That alligator was a piece of wood, part of a tree limb, and it’s now painted green, has teeth and eyes and stands on its haunches in Louise’s gift shop at Harriston in Jefferson County. Her place, called The Frog Farm, is home to her many imaginative creations, all made from sticks and limbs and discarded and broken pieces of lumber. “I’ve done this all my life, ever since I can remember,” the 64-year-old folk artist said. She started making stick dolls when she was a child, growing up in a house on a hill not far from her Frog Farm. “I named every one of them — and dressed them.” There were 11 children in the Cadney family, and buying dolls and toys wasn’t a priority for the parents. There weren’t enough toys for everybody, and, “Sometimes we didn’t get any, so I made my own.” Louise made stick dolls and she had a good collection, but lost it all when the family home burned when she was in high school in Fayette. She went to college at Southern University in Louisiana, married and lived in many places — Gulfport, Chicago, Memphis and in Michigan and Maryland as her husband was in the military. They came home in the 1990s. Her interest in stick dolls took a turn after she learned about traditional African dress and created The Motherland Classic Collection — 10 dolls all dressed in African prints and given African names.

If you go GORDON


When she visited the Doll Museum in Vicksburg, the proprietor told her she was selling them far below what they were worth and also suggested she take them to some art shows and gave her a list. “I found out doll collectors are few and far between,” Louise said, “so I started making birds so my booth would be more attractive.” It was at an art show in Biloxi, she said, when a man kept coming back to her booth and bringing people, “and, because of him, I had a really good day. He asked if I had a showroom some place.” When she told him no, he told her that her work should be shown in a museum. He told her he had traveled all over the world and never seen anything so creative. “And I got the big head,” she laughed. She and her husband had some property in Harriston, just in the edge of town. There was a hunting cabin on it which burned — “an omen, I thought” — so they moved a metal storage building onto the site, which became her gift shop. They called it Woodland Court. “Well, it was a low area,” Louise said, “and frogs like to hop around, and that attracted the neighborhood kids. They loved the frogs. They’d pick them up and play with them, and one day they came in and said, ‘Miss Louise, this is not Woodland Court. This is a frog farm.’ So that’s how it got its name.” She started making frogs and alligators and turSee Cadney, Page C4.

Take U.S. 61 South, past Lorman, and look for a sign on the left for The Frog Farm, which is 2 1/2 miles on the road to Harriston. The Frog Farm is open every day from 10 a.m. until sundown. Admission is free, but Louise Cadney’s art is for sale. For information, call 601-786-6448 or visit

Louise Cadney talks about The Frog Farm.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Mississippi School of the Arts seeking students The Mississippi School of the Arts, a residential statefunded school for juniors and seniors, is accepting applications for its dance and visual arts program. The deadline to apply is May 13. Auditions will be May 26. The dance program focuses on ballet, modern dance and choreography; the visiual arts program focuses on painting, drawing, sculpture and computer arts. The school is on the historic Whitworth College campus, 308 W. Cherokee St. in Brookhaven. Call 601-823-1300 or visit

Florida gallery seeks painting competitors A Florida gallery is seeking participants for its 2011 International Juried Fine Art


from staff reports Painting Competition. The entry deadline for the contest, sponsored by the Artist Haven Gallery, 2757 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, is April 30. More than $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. For guidelines and entry forms, visit

UMC lab sessions aimed at teachers The University of Mississippi Medical Center is seeking science teachers interested in gaining hands-on experience with up-to-date laboratory exercises for middle and high school science classes. The biotechnology-focused workshops will be June 13-17

and July 27-July 1 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St. The deadline to apply is May 31. Call 601-815-1269, or visit

Calling all kids: Fun in Ridgeland KidFest! Ridgeland, a festival for children, will continue today, from noon until 6:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Freedom Ridge park, 235 W. School St. Admission is $10, and includes performances, activities and attractions. Children younger than 2 will be admitted free. For a list of activities, “Nick Jr.” character line ups and a $3 coupon, visit or call 601853-2011.

Pineville, Alexandria mark Civil War 150th Two central Louisiana cities, Pineville and Alexandria, will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with events April 28-30. For more information, call 800551-9546 or visit The schedule: • A mystery dinner theater will be at 6 p.m. April 28 at Loyd Hall Plantation Bed and Breakfast, 292 Loyd Bridge Road, Cheneyville. Tickets are $40. Call 800-551-9546. • Two re-enactments are set for April 29 in Alexandria — from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kent Plantation, 3601 Bayou Rapides Road, a block west of U.S. 71/165/167, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Tyrone Plantation, 6576 Bayou Rapides Road. The re-enactments are

free, but home tour admission is required. • At 10 a.m. April 30, a funeral re-enactment will be at Pineville’s oldest structure, Mount Olivet’s Chapel, 335 Main St. Book-signings, lectures and re-enactments will begin at 1 p.m. at the Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic site. At 7 p.m. a ball will be at the Kent House. Tickets are $10. Call 318-487-5998. • At 10:50 a.m. May 1, a community service will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 430 Jackson St., in Alexandria.

Natchez Trace marks National Park Week To mark National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day, the Natchez Trace Parkway visitors center north of Tupelo will host Celebrate

Wildlife Weekend. Events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. The visitors center is on the Natchez Trace Parkway, at milepost 266. For more information, call 800-305-7417 or visit

Ole Miss journalists set Diversity Rocks The University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and New Media will kick off Diversity Rocks, a weeklong celebration, April 25. The event will celebrate minorities and focus on antibullying efforts. Events will be held at the Overby Center Auditorium. For more information and a schedule, visit or e-mail

local happenings In town

in the garden

Tapestry 2011 Daily in April, except Easter Sunday; tours, re-enactors, lectures; tickets: $15 per person per home, $30 for three-home pass; 601636-9421 or

Spectrum May 31-July 1; photography, writing, drama, art and music for 10- to 16-year-olds; limited to 60 youths; free; Southern Cultural Heritage Center: 601-631-2997 or

5 p.m. May 1: mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel and Metropolitan Opera pianist Milos Repicky at First Presbyterian Church on Cherry Street; $15 adults, students free; 12:30 p.m. May 8: luncheon at Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St.; $30 adults, $10 students; cash bar opens at noon; reservations: 601-634-4527; 5 p.m. May 15: Vicksburg Orchestral Society at Crawford Street United Methodist Church; $15 adults, students free; reception at Blum-Levy Home on Cherry Street; 601-636-0390.

Fairy Tale Theatre Auditions 2-4 p.m. today for June 23-26 productions; $35 for Vicksburg Theatre Guild members, $55 for nonmembers; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471


VNMP Fee-free Days

Rainbow Casino, 1380 Warrenton Road, 601-636-7575

Through April 24, June 21, Sept. 24, Nov. 11-13; 601-636-0583.

Free from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Highway 61 Bar: • Luster Baker Band — Friday-Saturday. • DJ Dream Maker and Michael Colston — April 29-30.

Costume contest for dogs 2-4 p.m. May 14 at Vicksburg Mall; $5 per dog; fundraiser for Gallant Hearts, Madison-based guide-dog training center; raffle tickets, $20, for 2011 Ford Focus; 601-638-4130.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company, 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571

Vicksburg Theatre Guild Productions: “Fast Food”: April 29-30 and May 1 and 6-8; Auditions: “Gold in the Hills”: 2 p.m. May 29 and 6 p.m. May 31 for July 8-30 productions; Tickets: main-stage, $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older, $7 for students, $5 for children younger than 12; admission for “Gold,” other productions vary; Contact: Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-636-0471 or www.e-vtg. com.

• 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays — ­ Karaoke. • 8 p.m. Wednesdays — Biscuit & Jam; open mic. • Thursdays — Ladies night.

Bryant Hawkins•The Vicksburg Post

4 p.m. Thursday, Melody Golding, “Panther Tract: Wild Boar Hunting in the Mississippi Delta”; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601-634-8624.

Experience Poetry in Vicksburg

Linda Beasley helps James Turner, left, 9, and Noble Hamrang, 8, plant a garden at Christ Episcopal Church. The youths are part of a nondenominational program, called Spiritual Education for Children, that meets Tuesdays at the church. Baha’i of Vicksburg is also a sponsor. James is the son of Aisha Turner, and Noble is the son of Rezvon and Leah Hamrang.

3-5 p.m. April 30 at Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library; collaboration of library, Lorelei Books and Mississippi Writers Guild; to celebrate National Poetry Month; 601-634-8624.

tional Historical Park: 601-446-5790 or

Warren County Relay for Life

Quilt Show

Sponsors, teams needed for April 29 event at Vicksburg Convention Center; 601-218-6564 or 800-227-2345; www.RelayForLife. org/warrenms.

On display through April 26 at Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, 507 Market St., Port Gibson; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; $1.

Spiritual Education for Children 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays; for ages 6-14; Christ Episcopal Church Sunday school building, 1109 Main St.; sponsored by Baha’i of Vicksburg; Jeanine Hensley, 601-415-3253; Alma Smith, 601-6368628;

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra: 3 this afternoon; free, donations accepted; Spring wreath workshop: 5:30-7:30 Tuesday; $55 members, $60 nonmembers; scissors, wire cutters, glue gun needed; John Levin piano concert: 4 p.m. April 25; free, donations accepted; Mississippi Colony Traveling Art Show: April 26-May 27; opening reception: 4-6 p.m. April 26; showings: 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. weekdays; Chocolate Affair: 7 p.m. May 5; $25 members, $30 nonmembers; Stained glass workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 9-12; $160 members, $170 nonmembers; Basic Media Relations: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 23-24; $55 members, $60 nonmembers; registration required; Frank Worley, chief of public affairs for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, instructor; Contact: 601-631-2997 or

Out of Town Jammin’ for Joints 7:30 p.m. May 6; South Warehouse, 627 East Silas Brown, Jackson; tickets: $55 before May 6, $70 at door; 404-358-5601 or cbaker@

‘Mont Helena: A Dream Revisited’ April 28-30 and May 5-7 and 19-21; Old Highway 61 between Rolling Fork and Anguilla; tickets, in advance only, $53; or 662-873-2080; P.O. Box 337, Rolling Fork, MS 39159; fax, 662-873-2450.

Poverty Point Health Walk Through May 31; West Carroll Parish on Louisiana 577, east of Monroe; walkers welcome after 4:30 p.m.; 888-926-5492.

Amazing Butterflies Through May 8 at Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, Jackson; adults, $5; ages 3-18, $3; 60 and older, $4; museum members and children, free; 601-354-7303;

For Foodies Chocolate Easter eggs Shell: white or milk chocolate; filling: peanut butter, vanilla, almond, maplenut, coconut or coconut almond; $2.50 each; orders taken 8 a.m.-noon by calling Gibson Memorial United Methodist Church at 601-636-2605; pick up orders at church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, by Wednesday.

For kids this summer FitZone in June

Champion Hill 148th Anniversary

1-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 1808 S. Frontage Road, Suite 2, next to Tan Tastic and Big Lots; members, $25 daily; nonmembers, $30; 601-638-3778;

8 a.m. May 14; Champion Hill, near Raymond; 601-316-4894;;

Can’t Stop Singing

Natchez walking tours Saturdays through May 28; begin at 9 a.m.; free; Natchez Na-

NASA workshop June 27-July 1 at Hinds Utica campus; 601-885-7174.

Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival


tor; 601-529-7171 or 601-631-2916.

8 a.m.-noon, May 30-June 3 and June 6-10; $90 per session, $30 registration fee, $60 camp fee; $10 added after May 27; instructor: Nancy Robertson, Warren Central High School choral direc-

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St., 601-638-1000, Free at Bottleneck Blues Bar: • Hoosier Daddies — Variety; Friday-Saturday. • Memphis All Stars — Variety; April 29-30. • Dr. Zarr’s Funkmonster — Variety/funk; May 6-7 Free at the Cabaret Lounge: • BB Secrist — Oldies; Friday-Saturday and April 29-30. • Broxton — Variety; May 6-7.

DiamondJacks Casino, 3990 Washington St., 601-636-5700, Free from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on the Fantasy Pit Stage: • The Dayz — Friday-Saturday. • DJ Too Tall — April 29-30 and May 6-7. • Chasing Scarlett — May 13-14. • Michael Anthony & The Groove — May 20-21. • DJ Too Tall — May 27-28.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 On stage, with a cover charge, at 9:15 p.m.: • Back 40 — Friday-Saturday. • Kyle Parker — April 29-30.

LD’s Kitchen, 1111 Mulberry St., 601-636-9838 • 8:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday — Central Mississippi Blues Society Band, local artists; free. • 8:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Unlimited and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800 • 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw. • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday — Dustin. • 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday — Guitar Charlie.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-661-6264 • 9 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday ­— Karaoke.

Duff’s Tavern and Grille, 1306 Washington St., 601-638-8828 • 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Brittany Cean.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Grogan, Tinnin exchange vows in Jackson Kenneth Forbes Grogan IV and Jill Allison Tinnin were married at 4 p.m. Feb. 19, 2011, at First Presbyterian Church of Jackson. Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alexander Tinnin of Ridgeland and the late Janet Alexander Tinnin. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Eldridge Alexander Sr. of Ridgeland, Elizabeth Rea Tinnin of Madison and the late Charles Alexander Tinnin Sr. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forbes Grogan III of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Dunagin Blackledge Sr. of Laurel and the late Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forbes Grogan Jr. of Vicksburg. The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her father. Music was provided by Darcie Bishop, trumpeter; Caroline Pillsbury, pianist; and Connie Wadsworth, organist. Matrons of honor were Natalie Tinnin Lynch of Hernando and Ashley Tinnin Frazer of Memphis, both sisters of the bride. Bridesmaids were Memrie McCubbin Fortenberry and Jennifer Shotts Wellhausen, both of Madison; Dale Decker Cook of Canton; Jennifer Decker Shipp of Corinth; Laura Katherine Grogan, sister of the groom, of Atlanta; Angela Stubblefield Haraway of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Anne Elizabeth Smith, stepsister of the bride, of Birmingham, Ala. The groom’s father served as best man. Groomsmen were Corey Thomas Addy and Dan Michael Lowery, both of Oxford; Jason Wilton Bailey of Olive Branch; Matthew Evans Hicks of Greenwood; Larry Louis Lambiotte Jr. of Vicksburg; Lemuel Eggleston Montgomery III of Madison; Richard Merrill Baker Jr. of Hahira, Ga.; Thomas Vaughn Harris of Beaver Creek, Colo.; and Randall Lamar Pittman of Monroe, La. Ushers were the groom’s cousins: Joseph Lane Campbell and Matthew Dunagin Campbell, both of Vicksburg; William Francis Campbell of Ridgeland; and Jonathan Lind-

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Forbes Grogan IV The bride is the former Jill Allison Tinnin sey Blackledge of Laurel. Flower girl was Katherine Elisabeth Frazer, niece of the bride, of Memphis. Ring bearer was Alexander Evan Lynch, nephew of the bride, of Hernando. Program attendants were Laura Anderson Blackledge and Lindsey Francis Blackledge, cousins of the groom, of Vicksburg. Serving as the bride’s proxy was Meg Goodman Harris of Ridgeland. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a reception at The South. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Jamaica. They will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride is an assistant clinic administrator for MEA Medical Clinic in Clinton, and the groom is a senior vice president at BancorpSouth of Vicksburg. Brunch The groom and his groomsmen were honored on the wedding day with a bachelor brunch hosted by Mr. and Mrs.

Bobby Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. David Blackledge, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Blackledge, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Blackledge, Mrs. Frank Campbell, the Rev. and Mrs. Ben James and Mr. and Mrs. Ben White. Rehearsal dinner On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner for the bridal party and families at The South. Bridesmaids’ luncheon A bridesmaids’ luncheon was held the day before the wedding at the home of Judy Stubblefield. Hostesses included Barbara Boone, Judy Decker, Pat Decker, Chris Lauderdale, Frances Long, Lorraine Long, Jodie Marsalis, Beth McSweeney, Melanie Mitchell, Pam Rutherford and Becky Wells. Shower The bride was honored with a shower at First Baptist Church of Vicksburg. Hostesses for this occasion were Sarah Abraham, Shirley Brown, Debbie Brummitt, Kay Chaney, Lori Edney, Har-

riett Gray, Mary Hallberg, Jeanell Hill, Donna Markle, Peggi May, Susan McKinnie, Meredith McRight, Carol Ann Oakman, Sandra Peters, Gwen Robertson, Georganne Swillie, Maurice Tadlock, Sharon Virden and Camille Thomas. Parties The couple was honored with an engagement party at the home of Jane Giffin. Hostesses included Dr. and Mrs. George Abraham, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Bailess, Mr. and Mrs. James Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bradway, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Burks, Mr. and Mrs. Eustace Conway, Dr. and Mrs. James Cook, Buddy Dees, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dornbusch, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Farrell, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Field, Dr. Janet Fisher, Mary Ellen Flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Gilfoil, Mrs. Shouphie Habeeb, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Hall, Linda Harris, Teresa Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Hawkins, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Horton, Patsy Humble, Mrs. John Wayne Jabour, Mr. and Mrs. John Kamman, Meta Klaus, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lambiotte, Mr. and Mrs. Ray McLaurin, Joy Mihalyka, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moss, Josephine Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Peyton, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rocconi, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Sadler, Mrs. Jack Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tomlinson, Mr. and Mrs. George Tzotzolas, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Waring, Dr. and Mrs. Al Windham and Mr. and Mrs. Herb Wilkinson. A tailgate lunch party, held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Roberson, was given by Mr. and Mrs. Corey Addy, Mr. and Mrs. Jeb Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lambiotte, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lambiotte, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lowery, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Ponder and Betsy Smith. Dale Cook, Memrie Fortenberry, Angie Haraway, Meg Harris, Susan Rocchini, Jennifer Shipp, Rachel Wall and Jennifer Wellhausen hosted a manicure party.

Carrie Leigh Lathem Engaged to marry Charles Thomas Amborn

Miss Lathem to marry Mr. Amborn in Oxford Mr. and Mrs. William Lathem of Canton, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Leigh, to Charles Thomas Amborn of Atlanta. Mr. Amborn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Amborn Jr. of Vicksburg. Miss Lathem is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lathem and the late Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Lawrence. Mr. Amborn is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Amborn Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Darlington School. She attended the University of Mississippi, where she was

a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Miss Lathem is a nursing student. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of St. Aloysius High School. He received a degree in kinesiology from the University of Mississippi, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Amborn is a student at Life University Chiropractic Institute. Vows will be exchanged at 6 p.m. June 18, 2011, at the Church of Christ in Oxford. A reception will follow at The University Club. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.

upcoming weddings

a completed form must be submitted to be included in this listing • Shelley Lynn Stevens and Brandon Lee Stokes 2 p.m. at First Pentecostal Church Reception to follow Family and friends are invited

• Lakiksha Shaunta Miller and Andrey Jarome Moore 4 p.m. at Vicksburg Convention Center Reception to follow Attendance by invitation only

Sherry A. Davis Engaged to marry Rev. Charles R. Carradine

Monica Michelle Davis Engaged to marry Henry Perry Davis Mr. and Mrs. Dawn Cornelius Bell The bride is the former LaQuinta Marie Ross

Davis, Davis to marry Bell, Ross wed April 1 April 23 in Port Gibson in private ceremony Dawn Cornelius Bell and LaQuinta Marie Ross were married April 1, 2011, in a private ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Linda and Thomas Clark of Vicksburg and Gregory Esters Sr. of Little Rock, Ark. She is the granddaughter of Frankie Foster of Vicksburg, the late Roy Clavelle, Margaret Leary of Perris, Calif., and Reuben Gaines of Dallas, Texas. The groom is the son of Mildred Bell and the late Walter

Bell Sr. of Vicksburg. The couple will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride graduated with honors in 2000 from Warren Central High School. She received an associate degree from Hinds Community College and is a cook at Riverwalk Casino. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Warren Central High School and is sous chef at DJ’s Steakhouse of DiamondJacks Casino.

Monica Michelle Davis and Henry Perry Davis will be married at 3 p.m. April 23, 2011, at Waterloo M.B. Church in Lorman. A reception will follow at Bell’s, 309 Church St. in Port Gibson. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Davis is the daughter of Retha Davis and the late Cornelious Davis Sr. of Lorman. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Alice Reed Davis and the late Dan and Irene Wilson. Mr. Davis is the son of Henry P. Clark and the late Ida Mae Davis. He is the grandson of

the late Anderson and Bessie Clark and the late Vergeter Thomas and Winston Oliver. The bride-elect graduated from Jefferson County High School and Alcorn State University. She is employed with Hinds Community College. The prospective groom graduated from Jefferson County High School. He is employed by the Jefferson County Board of Supervisors. The Rev. Columbus Felton will officiate at the ceremony. For a honeymoon, the couple will travel on a cruise to Jamaica.

Miss Davis to marry Carradine on April 30 Sherry A. Davis and the Rev. Charles R. “Frank” Carradine will be married at 1 p.m. April 30, 2011, at East Mount Olive M.B. Church in Red Lick. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall of the church. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Davis is the daughter of the Rev. Issac and Theresa Henderson and Retha Davis and the late Cornelious Davis. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert and Alice Reed Davis and the late Theresa Foster. Rev. Carradine is the son of the late Wesley Snell and the late Jessie Mae Carradine. The bride-elect is a 1981 graduate of Jefferson County High School. She received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both from Alcorn

State University. She is a member of the Alcorn Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. Ms. Davis is administrative assistant to the CIO at Alcorn State University. The prospective groom is a 1981 graduate of Jefferson County High School. He attended college in California and Utah Rev. Carradine is a lineman with Southwest Mississippi Power Electric Association and serves as pastor of Shiloh First Baptist Church in Fayette. Pastor Tracy A. Collins will officiate at the ceremony. The couple will make their home in Fayette. They have two daughters, two sons and a daughterin-law.



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Continued from Page C1. tles and everything to go with that theme, and all are made from sticks. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been making them ever since, which was about 1999. She finds her sticks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;images of natureâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; just about anywhere, but she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the pieces of wood as sticks â&#x20AC;&#x201D; they are potential dolls or animals or birds, and friends sometimes bring her items, such as pieces of driftwood from the river. Her husband is used to her saying that she sees a bird in â&#x20AC;&#x153;that piece of wood. Will you get it for me?â&#x20AC;? She uses house paint â&#x20AC;&#x201D; any kind and any color â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to decorate her creations, but her favorite color is turquoise. Her shop is crowded with long-legged cranes who have big feet; there are turtles and penguins, both indoor and outdoor; alligators and stick dolls; and an almost life-size peacock; and frogs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The frogs that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have shirts painted on them,â&#x20AC;? Louise said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;are called naked frogs by the kids.â&#x20AC;? The frogs are about the most popular items she sells, and people like the pouty frogs, those with an attitude, those with sad expressions, the best. Behind the shop is Frog Town, a folk art garden, a half-acre or so of her frogs and other animals enjoying life. Most are human-size, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Sun Breeze Cafe with a sign on the wall advertising the special of the day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fried Crickets. Another place features a band, a guitarist and several drummers called the Mud Rockers, and there are the dancing turtles, or Cool Steppers. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gator Land (about all you can see in the tall grass are their eyes). Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Penguin Hill that Louise says is cooler than anywhere else. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a snake coming out of a log, and there are tree houses (where tree frogs live, of course), guard houses (itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gated community) and Louiseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite â&#x20AC;&#x201D; a lady frog and two children sitting in a swing on a front porch. Once she starts a creation, she never quits or throws it away. She may stop for a while and work on another, but she keeps changing it until it suits her. The small pieces she sometimes boils to make sure there are no bugs in them, and she speculates that if she worked on one piece constantly it would take her at least a day to finish it. She names her pieces for friends and family who have passed away. The alligator, she said, is named Clyde for her father, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s working on a white peafowl that will be named Mattie for her mother. Sometimes she unveils new pieces complete with a ceremony and refreshments that she laughingly said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is probably the most exciting thing in town â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that you can write about!â&#x20AC;? Her advertising is by brochures, her website, the sign on U.S. 61., south of Lorman, and even Rand-McNally lists it. Their representative came visiting one day when he saw the hand-lettered highway sign, she said. In addition to those she makes, Louise also has a collection of frogs that friends â&#x20AC;&#x153;are always giving me â&#x20AC;&#x201D; like I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make frogs!â&#x20AC;? Though Louise is selftaught â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;You canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go anywhere to learn thisâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that will change in the not-too-distant future, for her husband is building her a combination studio, showroom, gift shop and gallery where she will teach kids how to put sticks together and create something. She plans to start the classes, she said, because many of them are so interested. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can see you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to be bored,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can walk around and find sticks and put them together, and paint them.â&#x20AC;? For Louise Cadney, â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is so relaxing. I never intend to stop.â&#x20AC;? And there is no end to her source of supplies. â&#x20AC;˘

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Class 5 outgoing members, from top left, are Melissa Blackburn, Kathleen Miles, Stephanie Paxton, Alicia Theriot and Elizabeth Whit-

tington. On the bottom row, from left, are Torri Shelton, Megan Buckner, Allison Cox, Kathryn Ford and Diane Kemp.

New officers, from top left, are Katie Feibelman, treasurer; Stacy Lambiotte, project chairman; Lauren Cappaert, corresponding secretary; Lori Burke, public relations chairman; Alainna Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Bannon, publications chairman; Katie Ferrell, continuing educa-

tion chairman; and Chesley Lambiotte, exofficio. On the bottom row, from left, are Speler Montgomery, president; Karla McHan, second vice president; Kristy Cole, first vice president; Amy Scott, recording secretary; and Kristi Smith, fundraising chairman.

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Skin bleaching growing trend in Jamaica slums KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) office. I often wonder what â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mikeisha Simpson covers became of that baby,â&#x20AC;? said her body in greasy white Neil Persadsingh, a leading cream and bundles up in a Jamaican dermatologist. Most Jamaican bleachers track suit to avoid the fierce sun of her native Jamaica, use over-the-counter creams, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not worried about many of them knockoffs imported from West Africa. skin cancer. The 23-year-old resident Long-term use of one of the of a Kingston ghetto hopes ingredients, hydroquinone, has long to transbeen form her linked dark comto a displexion to figura cafe-auing conlait-color dition common called among ochronoJamaicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sis that elite and causes a favored splotchy by many darkenmen in her A woman applies skin lightening i n g o f neighborhood. She cream to her legs in downtown the skin. Kingston, Jamaica. Docbelieves tors say a fairer skin could be her ticket to abuse of bleaching lotions a better life. So she spends has also left a web of stretch her meager savings on cheap marks across some faces. In Japan, the European black-market concoctions that promise to lighten her Union, and Australia, hydroquinone has been removed pigment. Simpson and her friends from over-the-counter skin ultimately shrug off public products and substituted with other chemicals due to health campaigns. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I hear the people that say concerns about health risks. bleaching is bad, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll still In the U.S., over-the-coundo it. I wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cause I ter creams containing up like it and I know how to do to 2 percent hydroquinone it safe,â&#x20AC;? said Simpson, her are recognized as safe and effective by the U.S. Food and young daughter on her hip. People around the world Drug Administration. A prooften try to alter their skin posed ban by the FDA in 2006 color, using tanning salons fizzled. Lightening creams are or dyes to darken it or other chemicals to lighten it. In the not effectively regulated in gritty slums of Jamaica, doc- Jamaica, where even roadtors say the skin lightening side vendors sell powders phenomenon has reached and ointments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Many of the tubes are dangerous proportions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know of one woman who unlabeled as to their actual started to bleach her baby. ingredients,â&#x20AC;? said Dr. RichShe got very annoyed with ard Desnoes, president of the me when I told her to stop Dermatology Association of immediately, and she left my Jamaica.

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007 remains spy who loved Sony in MGM deal LOS ANGELES (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; James Bond is staying put with the studio that distributed his last two big-screen adventures. Sony Pictures has signed a deal with MGM to co-finance and distribute the 23rd film in the super-spy franchise, due in theaters Nov. 9, 2012. Daniel

Craig will be back for the third time as British agent Bond. In an announcement last week, the studios said they hope to partner for a 24th Bond film, as well. Sony Corp. had been a part owner of MGM and distributed Craigâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earlier Bond flicks, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Casino Royaleâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quan-

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Same formula still makes decent ‘Scream’ By David Germain AP movie writer Ghostface’s 11-year layoff hasn’t made the “Scream” franchise feel any fresher. But with a decent beginning, a mushy midsection and a killer ending, the latest installment at least doesn’t feel any staler. “Scream 4” is pretty much the same-old thing, which the filmmakers hope will seem new again given how long the horror-comedy series has been festering in its temporary grave. Honestly, it’s not an unwelcome thing to watch the return of Neve Campbell as the slasher victim who wouldn’t die, Courtney Cox as the tabloid hack in bloodlust for a story and David Arquette as the bumbling Barney Fife of fright-flick cops. Director Wes Craven has added an attractive young harvest of fresh meat on the victim and psycho front, led by Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and Rory Culkin, along with amusing cameos from Anna Paquin, Kristen Bell and others. “Scream 4” opens with the franchise’s usual prologue, this one modestly clever, heavier on laughs than suspense. But it gets the action rolling and the blood flowing for the main event: Campbell’s celebrity victim Sidney Prescott returns to her hometown on a book tour for her memoir about surviving her encounters with the various Ghostface slashers.

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Neve Campbell in “Scream 4”

On screen “Scream 4,” a Dimension Films release, is rated R for strong bloody violence, language and some teen drinking. Running time: 111 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. Her arrival coincides with the anniversary of the original slayings, when the town’s teenage Sidney idolaters already are in a frenzy for the annual “Stabathon” party built around the Hollywood franchise inspired by her experiences. Of course, bodies pile up as a new Ghostface goes on a rampage. Cox’s Gale Weathers now is

married to Arquette’s Sheriff Dewey, and the moments of domestic duress the characters experience add a little subtext, given the actors’ reallife marriage was breaking up while they shot the movie. Bored and looking to get back into the journalism game, Gale leaps in, trying to unmask the latest Ghostface, while Dewey cluelessly suffers along again, aided by a gung-ho deputy (Marley Shelton) harboring a major crush for him (Anthony Anderson and Adam Brody add decent laughs as a couple of other deputies). Ghostface’s circle of prey includes Sidney’s cousin (Roberts) and some of her friends and classmates, among them Panettiere and Culkin. Mary McDonnell also appears fleet-

ingly as Sidney’s aunt; the movie progresses in such patched-together fashion that much of her role may have been sliced out. With a screenplay by original “Scream” writer Kevin Williamson, the movie is an over-long, sometimes plodding collision of characters, any of which could turn out a killer or victim in the arbitrary world of the franchise. This time, the crisscross of blind clues and red herrings almost makes it feel as if Craven left the unmasking of Ghostface for the last day of filming then simply handed a knife to someone with the instruction to start stabbing. What comes after that unveiling is great fun, a really clever twist on the clichés of slasher-movie violence.

Redford’s ‘The Conspirator’ is stately to a fault By Christy Lemire AP movie critic Robert Redford’s latest film, “The Conspirator,” explores a time in American history that most of us probably never knew about, or at least forgot: the 1865 trial of Mary Surratt, a boarding house owner whose son was suspected of helping John Wilkes Booth assassinate Abraham Lincoln. It should be tense and thrilling, full of rich, powerful performances; instead, it’ll make you feel like you should be taking notes in preparation for a high school exam. And like the last film Redford directed, the terrorism drama “Lions for Lambs,” it’s painfully preachy and sanctimonious. James McAvoy stars as Frederick Aiken, a 28-year-old Civil War hero for the Union who’s now the lawyer assigned to defend Mary (Robin Wright), the lone woman charged in the case. Being young and idealistic — and functioning as the kind of character Redford himself would have played decades ago — Aiken says he doesn’t know whether Mary is guilty of conspiracy, but he feels she deserves a fair trial. The entire nation is against her — and against him, too, by association. But Kevin Kline, as the power-hungry Secretary of War Edwin Stanton,

Sigel) shoots nearly all his interiors the same way: dark rooms pierced with shafts of misty, unforgiving sunlight. Whether they’re meant to provide enlightenment or cast blame, they feel repetitive.

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Robin Wright in “The Conspirator”

On screen “The Conspirator,” a Roadside Attractions release, is rated PG-13 for some violent content. Running time: 122 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. makes it clear that someone must pay for the president’s death. It may as well be Mary Surratt. Redford’s film, based on a script by James D. Solomon, is stately and respectable to a fault: It’s too safe. It feels the need to bang us over the head with how important it is. And Redford is trying way too hard to make these events

from a century and a half ago seem like a relevant metaphor for where we are as a nation post-9/11. Nobody ever evolves here; “The Conspirator” doesn’t offer characters so much as human representations of principles. Aiken is always determined and high-minded (and Alexis Bledel as his girlfriend is always sweet and boring.) Mary remains the stoic martyr, proudly prepared to do whatever she must to protect her son, until the very end. Stanton is always unscrupulously conniving and out for blood. Even the film’s aesthetic motif is static and suffocating. Redford (with the help of cinematographer Newton Thomas


Chernobyl tours offered 25 years after blast By The Associated Press

The opportunity to face these fears on a day-trip is becomCHERNOBYL NUCLEAR ing increasingly attractive. “A few months ago, it was POWER STATION, Ukraine — For the visitor, Chernobyl a few dozen people a week” makes heavy demands on the who signed up for the trips, imagination — much of what’s according to Dmitry Bobro, important can be seen only in deputy director of the government agency that manthe mind’s eye. From the outside, the build- ages the zone around Chering where a reactor blew up nobyl. “But now it’s a hundred April 26, 1986, in the world’s people a week.” Even before the crisis at a worst nuclear disaster mostly looks like an ordinary, dull Japanese nuclear plant broke industrial building. Only an out in March, interest in visodd addition supported by iting Chernobyl was growbuttresses — Someone saturated ing so much that the Ukraithe sarcophaby the vivid widenian governgus covering ment started the reactor — screen images of an initiative to hints that anything unusual disaster movies might bring in more happened be disappointed at visitors by streamlining here. The imagina- Chernobyl’s elusiveness. procedures for signing up for tion struggles, too, to repopulate nearby the tours. “We want to say ‘come and Pripyat with the 50,000 people who lived there. Once a see for yourselves,”’ Emergenbusy town built especially cies Ministry spokeswoman for the plant’s workers, it’s Yulia Yershova said. Then now a silent husk of aban- she added a remark indicatdoned apartment towers and ing that the meaning of Cherscrubby brush slowly overtak- nobyl is elusive even for those who live closely with it: “We ing the main square. And inevitably, the visitor want to dispel the myth that tries to picture the radioac- Chernobyl still remains dantive contamination that’s gerous for Ukraine and the everywhere in the 19-mile world.” But Chernobyl is in fact still a area around the plant. The dosimeter clipped to a visi- dangerous place, as the rules tor’s clothes and occasional for visitors make clear. Don’t meters around the site are touch any structures or vegethe only visual clues, flash- tation, don’t sit on the ground ing numbers that are mostly or even put your camera tripod there, don’t take any item out meaningless to the layman. Someone saturated by the of the zone, don’t eat outdoors. vivid wide-screen images Guides make sure the visitors of disaster movies might be understand that various spots disappointed at Chernobyl’s in the zone are more contamielusiveness. Yet that’s also nated than others and insist its power. Confronting the no one wander off the desigunseen gives a taste of the nated paths. Visitors also can see the fear that plagued Ukrainians and much of the world as the beginnings of a project undershattered plant spewed radio- lining the dangers that remain active fallout into the sky to — the efforts to build an enorbe swept by winds across the mous shelter that will cover the reactor building. hemisphere.


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Amber Caruthers spotted this bale of turtles sunning on a log at Lake Claiborne, in what she said is a common sight on warm days.

Karyn Irons Karyn Irons, who lives at Lake Claiborne near Port Gibson, said she was standing in her backyard when she spotted a perfect X formed by vapor trails from jets.

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14. Pets & Livestock 50 ACRES PASTURE boarding. Barn, round pen, wash rack, 250 riding acres. $100 monthly. 601-638-8988.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY Hwy 61 S. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6631

DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T SHOP...

Adopt Today!

Call the Shelter for more information.


07. Help Wanted

14 INDIAN HILLS Great location (county) near city on quiet cul-de-sac. Share this beautiful 4.6 acre lot with wildlife: Deer, NEW PRICE! Turkeys. & birds while living in 3047 sq. ft. with 5 bdrms, 3 bths, 2 half bths, basement with work shop, family rm/fireplace, sunroom, & formal living rm. One master bdrm/bth upstairs & one downstairs.

Jimmy Ball

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

Foster a Homeless Pet!

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

FURNITURE FOR SALE. Office desk $600, round trampoline with net $350, twin wooden bed $50, queen water bed $350. 601488-0570.

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

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

GIBSON MONUMENTS, We help you honor your loved ones. 6434 Highway 61 South, 601-636-1534. PATRIOT GAS POWERED wood chipper/ shredder. Used 6 hours, accessories included, $500. 601636-8043, leave message.

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

19. Garage & Yard Sales

THE PET SHOP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vicksburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pet Boutiqueâ&#x20AC;?

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

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2 PLOTS FOR sale Green Lawn Cemetery. Crosses section. Lot 26 units 1 and 2. $1,400. 212-864-1867. 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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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.

07. Help Wanted

Our Goal is to be the best, so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking for the best! Good, Great & the Best DEALERS WANTED Benefits Include 401K, Health, Medical, Dental, Vision, Company paid uniforms. If interested in this position, please pick up an application in Human Resources from 9am-1pm, M - F.

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.

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.

07. Help Wanted

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

C heapest Prices in Town

STRICKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

07. Help Wanted

FOR SALE 60 Acres in North Warren County Redwood Area. Deer, turkey, squirrels, even 'possums found on this sportsman's paradise! CALL CARLA (601) 415-4179

24. Business Services 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: â&#x20AC;˘No-Fault divorce â&#x20AC;˘Child support & custody â&#x20AC;˘Criminal Defense â&#x20AC;˘Incorporations â&#x20AC;˘Wills ALL personal injury & general practice.

24. Business Services Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate

24. Business Services

24. Business Services


D&D Tree Cutting


â&#x20AC;˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â&#x20AC;˘ Social Seurity Disability â&#x20AC;˘ No-fault Divorce

ROOFING & RESTORATION â&#x20AC;˘Roof & Home Repair (all types!) â&#x20AC;˘30 yrs exp â&#x20AC;˘1,000â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s of ref Licensed â&#x20AC;˘ Insured 601-618-0367 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-456-4133

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

For Free Estimates call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Jamesâ&#x20AC;? at 601-218-7782.

11. Business Opportunities

07. Help Wanted

Director of Nursing position available Registered Nurse with supervisory experience sought for full-time Director of Nursing position â&#x153;° Insurance provided â&#x153;° Bonus Program Contact Eva Pickle at HeritageManor of Rolling Fork 431 W. Race St. Rolling Fork, MS 662.873.6218

â&#x20AC;˘ Grits-N-Gravy â&#x20AC;˘ Playing Saturday 9pm-1am

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

The City of Vicksburg is now taking applications for

FIREFIGHTER To qualify you must: â&#x153;° be a United States Citizen â&#x153;° be at least 21 years of age â&#x153;° have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license â&#x153;° have an ACT score of 17 or COMPASS score of 70 (reading) or be a Nationally Registered EMT/Paramedic â&#x153;° You must submit to a background check; cannot have a felony conviction There are other qualifications you must meet which are not listed due to limited space. Application packets may be obtained at The City of Vicksburg Human Resource Office, 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 beginning November 17, 2010 and must be returned by 5:00 p.m., Monday, December 6, 2010. The agility test will be held December 10, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. The written exam will be December 17, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.

1310 Mulberry Street Vicksburg, MS 39180

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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.



601-415-9179 Home for Sale? Show it to the world at



Beverly McMillin


2735 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 â&#x20AC;˘ 601-638-6243

For further information call 601-631-3710, ext 1

Pay tribute to your mom on our Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day page, May 8th. $1 per word, $12 per picture.

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, April 17, 2011


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

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

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

Classified Information Line Ad Deadlines Deadlines Ads to appear Deadline Ads to appear Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Wednesday Wednesday Thursday Thursday Friday Friday Saturday Saturday Sunday Sunday

24. Business Services

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 55p.m., p.m.,Thursday Friday 35p.m., Friday p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Monday p.m.,Tuesday Tuesday 35p.m., 5 p.m., Wednesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday 11 11 11a.m., a.m.,Thursday Thursday

24. Business Services

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

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

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


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

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

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

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Classified Display Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

26. For Rent Or Lease

26. For Rent Or Lease

11 ACRES OF land for lease. Can be used for large garden, cattle, etcetera, 5 miles from Vicksburg on Highway 27 South. 601-415-1002, 601942-8329.


600 SQUARE FEET downtown office. Kitchenette, refrigerator, microwave, restroom, shower, WIFI, front door parking. $450 month. 601-529-6093.

CALL 601-636-SELL

Chris Steele/ Owner


29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

1911 Mission 66 Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Office or Retail! Great Location!

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent


27. Rooms For Rent UNIT FOR RENT. Downtown area. 1 bedroom $400 monthly, no pets. Immediate occupancy. Security deposit , 1st month rent required. 601-446-2957

28. Furnished Apartments

Classified Ad Rates Classified Classified Line Line Das Ads: Starting Startingatat1-4 1-4Lines, Lines, 11 Day Day for for $8.32 $8.28 Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 44line lineminimum minimumcharge charge.$8.32 $8.28minimum minimumcharge. charge.

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29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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


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.

• 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. • Beautifully Landscaped


• Lake Surrounds Community

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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


Commodore Apartments


1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

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.

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


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

SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM apartment. 61 South area. 601-619-9789.

PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com Call for specials! 601-874-1116.

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

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


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

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

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



New Homes

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

PARKER CELLULAR • I-Phone Repair •

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


Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.


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

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


Internet Place your classified line ad at

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

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

30. Houses For Rent 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, South county. Large yard to maintain. References required. $550 monthly, $200 deposit. No pets. 601-6362533. 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. 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath. 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Available now. 601-218-5656. 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.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 1995 CAPPAERT 16X80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $11,500. Must move. 601529-6175.

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

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32. Mobile Homes For Sale 1997 28x70 Four bedroom, 3 bath. As is, $24,900. 601-941-3733. 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. 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.

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


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

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


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

Joe Rangel - Owner


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


River City Dirt Work, LLC


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

601-636-SELL (7355)

No Job Too Small

Dewey 601-529-9817


Show Your Colors!


Simmons Lawn Service

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

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

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

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


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

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

Apartment Homes



• 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

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


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

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


Sunday, April 17, 2011

BOVINA BAPTIST CHURCH 5293 Hwy. 80 • Vicksburg, MS

Resurrection Services 9:45 Sunday School 11:00 Easter Cantata

“Because We Believe” directed by Jerry Stuart Evening Services have been cancelled.



1115 Main St. • Vicksburg, MS



900 Crawford St. • Vicksburg, MS

Visiting Priest: Rev. David Elliott

April 21, Maundy Thursday Service at 6pm

April 22, Good Friday Service at 12 Noon


Easter Service - 10:55 am Scripture: Matthew 27:50-54 Message: Preview of the Resurrection

April 24, Easter Sunday Services at 8am and 10am

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1607 Cherry St. • Vicksburg, MS 601-636-2493

Pastor: Dr. Matt Buckles Bible Study 9:30am Easter Service 10:50am No other services on Easter Sunday

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1501 Cherry Street Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-1200 Easter Services Wednesday, April 20: Holy Week Service 12 Noon in Mansell Hall Thursday, April 21: Maundy Thursday 6:00pm Sunday, April 24: Easter Services 9:30am

HAWKINS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3736 Halls Ferry • Vicksburg, MS Web address: Email address: Sunday School 8:45 a.m. / Worship Service 10:00 a.m. April 20: Bread and Broth Bible Study – 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall April 21: Maundy Thursday Communion Service – 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary April 22: Good Friday Tenebrae Service – 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary April 24: Easter Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. in the fellowship hall followed by Sunday school at 8:45 a.m. and the Easter Service at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary Everyone is encouraged to join us for all of our Holy Week activities and worship each Sunday. For more information, please call the church office.

The Vicksburg Post

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Join us for Easter Sunday at Highland Baptist Church 3518 Halls Ferry Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 Worship times listed below: 9am - Easter Celebration Worship 10:30am - Easter Celebration Worship Preschool and Kid’s Worship provided at both services.



IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH 6949 Hwy 61 South • Vicksburg, MS 601-636-2238 PASTOR: BILLY BRUMFIELD Sunrise Service begins at 7:30 AM, followed by a light breakfast. Morning Worship begins at 9:00 AM during which time there will be a special musical presentation by the Church Choir entitled “The King is Coming”.

ST. MICHAEL’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 100 St. Michael Place • Vicksburg, MS 601-636-3445 Sun., Apr. 17 - Palm Sunday - Procession will begin at 10:45am outside the church. Wed., Apr. 20 - 5:30pm Mass - No Soup and Scriptures Thurs., Apr. 21 - Holy Thursday - 7:00pm Fri., Apr. 22 - Good Friday - 7:00pm Passion of the Lord Sat., Apr. 23 - Holy Saturday - 8:00pm Mass Sun., Apr. 24 - Easter Sunday - 8:30am & 11:00am - Spanish Mass - 2:00pm



2310 Culkin Rd. Vicksburg, MS 601-636-5320

713 Crawford St. • Vicksburg, MS PASTOR: MSGR. PATRICK FARRELL Holy Thursday - “The Lord’s Supper” 7:00pm Good Friday - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion - 7:00pm Way of the Cross - Friday 12 Noon Easter Vigil - Saturday 8:00pm Easter Sunday masses: 10:30am

Pastor: Kent Campbell

April 24 - Easter Sunrise Service 7:00am Fort Nogales Breakfast - 8:30am Sunday School at 9:30am Worship Service at 10:30am No Evening Service

Easter Sunrise Worship Service 7:00 am Sunday, April 24 FORT HILL NATIONAL MILITARY PARK Sponsored by the Vicksburg YMCA

May the miracle of Easter fill your life with joy and hope. Vickie, Allaina & Michele


Sunday, April 17, 2011

33. Commercial Property

34. Houses For Sale

1300 SQUARE FOOT rental space. Call 601-6188659, 601-429-5005 for more information.

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

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

34. Houses For Sale 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, den, kitchen, living room, dining room, carport, 5.76 acres of land and pond. Located at intersection of Fisher Ferry and Old Port Gibson Roads. Old store building, tractor shed and shop. $110,000. 601-8858554.

Ask Us.

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

With your new home comes new

34. Houses For Sale EAGLE LAKE 3BRs, 2BA, 2 lots, deck. EVERYHING NEW! 50 Sullivan Cove $139,500 Bette Paul Warner 601-218-1800 McMillin Real Estate

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

responsibilities - like protecting your new investment with the right amount of homeowners Like a good neighbor State Farm is there.®

Licensed in MS and LA


State Farm®

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


2150 South Frontage Road

Discover a new world of opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

Discover why over 17 million homeowners trust State Farm. ®

34. Houses For Sale

insurance. That’s where I can help.

Member FDIC

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.

34. Houses For Sale

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. Rental including Corporate Apartments Available Classified Advertising really brings big results!

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

1803 Clay Street

HOUSE FOR SALE. This 4,000 square feet brick newly remodeled home has four bedrooms and three baths. The super master suite has a large walk in closet and a whirlpool, double vanity, master bathroom, shower, two regular sized bedrooms, meditation room, oversized den, butane burning fireplace with a blower, living room, dining room, kitchen, extra ordinary large office, carpet, hardwood, and ceramic floorings. Generator for entire house, washroom, double garage. Call for appointment. 601-636-3240. $175,000

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

LOOKING FOR YOUR DREAM HOME? Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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







1100 National Street 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2106 Sq. ft. Whirlpool tub, 2-story w/ basement. $89,000. 115 Robinhood 4 BR, 2.5 BA, new hardwood floors, paint, roof and appliances. Beautifully landscaped on 2.57 acres. $269,900. 105 Deer Circle 2.4 acres, 4 BR, 2 BA, big wired and plumbed workshop. $164,900. 1589 Culkin Road 22.5 acres with 1920 farmhouse. House being sold as is. $299,900 1215 Lakeside Drive Located on 2.43 acres, new hardwood floors, marble countertops. $149,900. 333 Laney Camp Lake Chotard fishing camp. 4 BR w/porch. Covered cooking area and shed holds 2 boats. $99,900. 511 Longwood Edwards - Brick 3 BR, 2 BA. Great yard. $59,000. 305 Woodland Edwards - 3 BR, 2 BA brick, covered patio, storage bldg. $119,900.

BEVERLY MCMILLIN 601-415-9179 McMillin Real Estate

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today: Jimmy Ball 601-218-3541 Gidget Comans 601-529-5654 Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Connie Norwood 601-415-3738 Hyman Steen 601-218-8821 Kim Steen 601-218-7318 Harley Caldwell, broker 601-634-8928 2170 I-20 S. Frontage Road

The Classified Marketplace... Where buyers and sellers meet.

The Vicksburg Post

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.

40. Cars & Trucks

1997 BUICK REGAL. 3800 motor, good tires, all power. $1,850. 601-2187356. 2002 MAZDA. AIR, CD, new tires, GAS SAVER. $3,650. 601-218-7356.

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

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.

40. Cars & Trucks

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

1995 FORD ESCORT. $1800. 601-529-1195.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

35. Lots For Sale For Lease-11,000 SF Warehouse/Office 165 North Corridor, Sterlington LA 5.6 Acres-Fenced Owner/agent 318-345-3450

40. Cars & Trucks

1994 NISSAN MAXIMA. $2400. 601-618-6441.

2006 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ. 55,000 miles, fully loaded, comes with many accessories, garage kept. $13,250. 601-831-6123, 601-638-6845, 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA Coupe. 39,000 miles. $15,600. Great condition. 601-218-5710.

EASY FINANCING 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.

Call 601-636-SELL to sell your Car or Truck!

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

G a ry ’s C a r s Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 For

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April 17, 2011

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