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TODAY iN HiSTOrY 1775: Paul Revere begins his famous ride from Charlestown to Lexington, Mass., warning American colonists that the British were coming. 1906: A devastating earthquake strikes San Francisco, followed by raging fires; estimates of the final death toll range between 3,000 and 6,000. 1910: Suffragists show up at the U.S. Capitol with half a million signatures on petitions demanding that women receive the right to vote. 1942: An air squadron from the USS Hornet led by Lt. Col. James H. Doolittle raids Tokyo and other Japanese cities. 1945: Famed American war correspondent Ernie Pyle, 44, is killed by Japanese gunfire on the Pacific island of Ie Shima (ee-EH’ shee-MAH’), off Okinawa. 1978: The Senate approves the Panama Canal Treaty, providing for the complete turnover of control of the waterway to Panama on the last day of 1999.

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PARIS — The Icelandic volcano that has kept much of Europe landbound is far from finished spitting out its grit, and offered up new mini-eruptions Saturday that raise concerns about longerterm damage to world air travel and trade. Facing days to come under the volcano’s unpredictable, ashy plume, Europeans are looking at temporary airport layoffs and getting creative with flight patterns to try to weather this extraordinary event. Modern Europe has never seen such a travel disruption. Air space across a swath from Britain to Ukraine was closed and set to stay that way until today or Monday in some countries, affecting airports from New Zealand to San Francisco. Millions of passengers have had plans foiled or delayed. Activity in the volcano at the heart of this increased early Saturday, and showed no sign of abating. “There doesn’t seem to be an end in sight,” Icelandic geologist Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson said Saturday. “The activity has been quite vigorous See Iceland, Page A9.

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by headliner J. Blackfoot, the Mayhem String Band of Oxford, Reid Stone and the Guilt Ridden TroubaShade was in high dour, Rocket 88 and Blue demand Saturday as thouMountain. sands strolled downtown’s She said abut 2,200 tickstreets for the 23rd annual ets were sold for Friday’s Riverfest street party. shows that included coun“It is hopping,” Rivertry singer Jason Michael fest board president Erin Carroll, Vicksburg’s old Hern said. “It’s been busy favorite The Chill, King since early this morning,” Edward, Jimbo Mathus she said Saturday afterand The Tiptops. noon as free activities, “At this point last year, including the 42nd annual Vicksburg-Warren County Chatting, sunning and chowing down on funnel cake and we were just waiting on Riverfest Arts & Crafts chicken on a stick are, from left, Lauren Alston, Ashley Wal- the rain to come because it was inevitable that it Show, drew thousands to lace and Claire Vedros, all of Vicksburg. was coming,” she said. Washington, South, Crawperatures were hanging in the low “We had anticipated it ford and Walnut streets 70s, she said nearly 2,000 people had being this big last year, but the rain in temperatures that hovered in the purchased tickets for the nighttime mid-80s. entertainment that included shows See Riverfest, Page A9. By late Saturday night when tem-

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Two decades after baby shaken, death brings father’s new charge NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Soon after Christina Welch turned 18 in the spring of 2005, her biological parents asked permission to pay her a visit. Mike and Tina Wells broke down when the bed covers were pulled back and they saw the state of the girl: so severely brain damaged as a Christopher baby that she Wells never learned to walk, talk or sit up by herself. Maureen Welch, the woman who had adopted her, walked into the kitchen to leave the three of them alone, thinking to herself that it was good the couple finally got to see what Mike Wells had done to his infant daughter. “I didn’t know I hurt her that bad,” he said to Welch when he came into the kitchen. He apologized and told Welch she was a guardian angel sent by God to take care of their Christina. Mike Wells was 19 when he shook his 2-month-old daughter and covered her mouth to stop her from crying. He and Tina Wells were convicted of aggravated child abuse in 1989, and each served less than a year in prison. They went on with their lives, having several more children together. They raised their growing family in weathered mobile homes in rural Pasco County northwest of Tampa, and then in central Georgia where Mike Wells worked for a while at a used-tire shop. Neither got in serious trouble again with the law. And that might have been the end of it — a forever-sorry father having served his time and having to live with what he’d done to his child. But when Christina died on March 15, 2006, at age 19, a medical examiner ruled the case a homicide: The brain injury her father inflicted almost two decades earlier had caused her death. The same prosecutor who’d sent Mike Wells away in 1989 went after him again, this time getting an indictment charging him with murder. Last month, Christopher

Christina Welch in a family photo Michael Wells, now 42, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and got a 15-year prison sentence. His wife, who wasn’t charged in Christina’s death, still stays with her mother and children in a trailer in Monticello, Ga., with a yard strewn with toys and household items and secured by four barking dogs. She declined to comment. Welch, Christina’s adoptive mother who is now 77, raises another disabled child she adopted in the tiny wooden house with purple trim where she loved and doted on Christina until the end. She says Mike Wells got what was coming to him and admits that sometimes she wants to do to him exactly what he did to the child she lovingly nicknamed “Beanie.” In the next breath, she’ll lament that a father who might be a different person now than he was 20 years ago is being taken away from his family. Prosecutor Michael Halkitis said charging Wells was an easy decision. Doctors didn’t expect the child to live long after the abuse, and Halkitis’ office was poised to charge him with murder back then. And he said the medical examiner was clear in his assessment that her death, even though it came nearly 20 years after the abuse, was a homicide. Halkitis acknowledged that Wells had straightened up his life since he got out of prison, but the prosecutor said it didn’t matter. Giving Wells a break never entered his mind. Halkitis is satisfied with the

plea agreement because the terms included Wells waiving the right to appeal. Halkitis acknowledged that defense attorneys had raised legitimate issues that could have tied up the case in appellate courts for years and even gotten it overturned. That won’t happen now. Defense challenges already had dragged the case out for more than three years. Mike and Tina Wells initially took a plea deal and were sentenced to prison for unspecified acts of child abuse against Christina, Halkitis said. Since the infant suffered other injuries — broken ribs, a broken clavicle and a bruise on the head — the prosecutor said he was able to hone in on the shaking and covering of the child’s mouth as separate, specific acts that caused Christine’s brain damage and eventual death. The judge consistently agreed with Halkitis, rejecting the defense’s double-jeopardy arguments and the claim that Wells couldn’t be charged with murder because the death occurred more than a year and a day after the offense, as per old English common law. In the end, Wells chose not to risk a trial, where he could have faced a life sentence if convicted of first-degree murder. He declined to be interviewed. None of that matters much to Welch, who still cries sometimes when she talks about her Beanie. She and her late husband, Jim, became the child’s foster parents a few months after she was injured and adopted her when she was 5. The couple had six daughters of their own, fostered hundreds of children over the years and adopted four who were disabled. “I took the kids nobody else wanted,” she said. After her husband died 15 years ago, the diminutive woman lifted and carried Christina from the bed by herself before the state paid for a mechanical device with slings that made it easier. The track of the machine still snakes from room to room along the ceiling of the aging wooden house. Pictures of Christina remain everywhere.

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Only 3 to go after shuttle returns to land Monday CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Discovery and its crew left the International Space Station on Saturday and aimed for a homecoming in two days to wrap up one of the last missions of NASA’s shuttle program. The space station residents were “really, really sad” to see their friends go. “But it’s time,” said Oleg Kotov, the station’s Russian skipper. “We enjoyed every minute of it,” shuttle commander Alan Poindexter said as Discovery backed away. “Thanks for the great hospitality.” A few hours earlier, the seven shuttle fliers and six station inhabitants wrapped one another in bear hugs before sealing the hatches between their spacecraft. The crews’ matching knit shirts created a jumble of turquoise and maroon. Only three shuttle flights remain, each with a crew of six. That’s one less person than usual to allow more room for cargo, and will result in 12 people orbiting together, instead of 13. Four of the 13 on this mission were women, a world record.

Powerball winner taking the $101 million TRENTON, N.J. — A northern New Jersey school board member who held the lone winning ticket for a $211.7 million Powerball jackpot last month has claimed her prize. Sandra McNeil of Morristown chose a lump-sum award when she bought her ticket, meaning she will get about $101.6 million before federal and state withholding taxes are taken out.

Ex-congressman claims aide’s pay hike forged WASHINGTON — Former congressman Eric Massa said Saturday that someone forged a $40,000 salary increase for his chief of staff, who has accused the ex-lawmaker of sexual harassment. The New York Democrat also denied authorizing a check from a campaign account in the same amount to the same official, Joe Racalto, according to a statement released by Massa’s attorney. Racal-


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS to’s attorney denied the allegations and said both transactions were done at Massa’s direction. The exchange came one day after Racalto reavealed he had filed a sexual harassment complaint against the former congressman, who announced March 5 that he would resign.

LBJ daughter Luci has rare disorder AUSTIN, Texas — A family spokesman says Luci Baines Johnson, the younger daughter of former President Lyndon Johnson, is being treated at the Mayo Clinic for what doctors suspect is a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the nervous system. Spokesman Tom Johnson says an emergency medical charter flew Johnson to the clinic in Rochester, Minn., on Friday. She was admitted to a hospital in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday after experiencing weakness in her limbs. The spokesman’s statement says doctors suspect Guillain-Barre syndrome, which affects the nerves that control movement and can cause paralysis. He says Johnson’s husband and her sister, Lynda Johnson Robb, are among the relatives with her at the hospital.

Man shot, injured at border crossing SAN DIEGO — Federal officers shot and injured a man at the nation’s busiest border crossing Saturday after he entered San Diego County from Mexico, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jackie Dizdul said the man, whom police have not identified, was shot just before 9 a.m. at a checkpoint at the San Ysidro Point of Entry, which connects San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. About 40,000 vehicles cross into the U.S. at the port each day, and it has 24 northbound lanes.

cOMMunIty cAlendAR clubs National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club — 4 today; Founder’s Day and Community Service Awards Program; Rosie Harris, 601636-6613; Hilda Y. White, 601636-7674; Mount Heroden M.B., 1117-19 Clay St. Rosa A. Temple Class of 1960 — 5 p.m. Monday; reunion planning; Jeff’s Restaurant, 2809 Washington St. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe. Openwood Garden Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday; 109 Windy Lake Circle. Military Order of the Purple Heart — 9 a.m. Wednesday; all new officers and ladies auxiliary must be present; Thomas J. Powell, 601-6340707; Battlefield Inn. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Don Neumann, “Computing Then and Now.” WCHS Class of 1990 —June 11-12, 20th reunion; Mironda Lacy Lewis, 601-218-3341; Shantay Bryant Thompson, 601-218-4582; www.; registration deadline, April 30.

PublIc PROGRAMs Senior Center — Monday: 10 a.m. chair exercises; 11, open use of computers; 1 p.m., canasta tournament; 5, line dance. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday,

Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601415-1742; evening, Jackie G., 601-638-8456 or 601-4153345. Alcorn Earth Day — 9 a.m. Tuesday-3 p.m. Wednesday; speakers, public officials symposium, booths; main campus; Dr. Alex Acholonu 601877-6236. Vicksburg Al-anon — 8 p.m. Wednesday; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Avenue; 601-6361134. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Patricia A. Segrest Scholarship — For students in Vicksburg Warren School District with intent to attend Alcorn; $500; applications at counselor offices; Harold Gaines, 601218-4399; Terri Cosey, 601529-3523; deadline April 30. Stop the Violence Rally March — 11 a.m. May 1; Vicksburg Police Department’s Resource Officers and families affected by violent crimes respond to recent lives lost; Vicksburg City Hall; to register and additional information call 601-636-3411. Camp Kandu — May 8; free for children with diabetes; limited space; register at www. or 1-877-3362873. American Cancer Society Look Good, Feel Better Ses-

sion — 2-4 p.m. May 24; free service, complimentary cosmetics; registration required three weeks early; 800-2272345; River Region Medical Center. Knitting Workshop — 9 a.m.noon June 5 and 12; beginner class with Leslie Tedder; limited space, reservations required; SCHF 601-631-2997.

chuRches Rocky Springs United Methodist — Homecoming, 11 today; covered-dish dinner; Rocky Springs Band; 601-9240659; 10158 Old Port Gibson Road. Pleasant Green Baptist — Revival, 7:15 p.m. MondayFriday; the Rev. Leroy Dee, speaker; the Rev. Herman L. Sylvester, pastor; 817 Bowman St. Holy Hill M.B. — Revival, 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; the rev. Jessie Jones, speaker; Oak

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For bench, it’s the president’s way WASHINGTON (AP) — Expect a fight. Enlist supporters but keep them in line. Protect secrecy. Reach out to opponents even though you can’t woo them. Inside the White House, those are some of the lessons learned from the selection and confirmation of President Barack Obama’s first Supreme Court nominee last year. With a vacancy coming this summer on the nine-member court, those lessons amount to a road map for how Obama will choose the next justice — and what his team will do to get that person confirmed by the Senate. The choice of a Supreme Court justice, with lifetime tenure, can affect American life for a generation or more, giving a president a reach that lasts far beyond his time in the Oval Office. Justice John Paul Stevens’ decision to retire after more than 34 years has given Obama a second chance within a year to shape the court. Washington is speculating about who will get the job, but that probably won’t be known publicly for weeks. Before then, there are other questions — how Obama will decide, why he will make the choice he does, what his team will do to protect his interests — that will shed light about the think-

President Barack Obama listens last year as Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks. ing of this president. Obama’s approach in finding a successor to Stevens, the leader of the court’s liberals, is expected to mirror the one he used last year in choosing federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace Justice David Souter, who retired. A look at the main lessons the White House is applying. • Obama will pick whomever he wants. The White House expects loud, organized opposition from conservative groups no matter the nominee and assumes that most Republican senators will start and end at “no” when it comes to a confirmation vote, especially in an election year. Of the 68 senators who voted for Sotomayor, only nine were Republicans.

• Obama has told everyone what he wants. He wants someone who meets the expected standards — strong credentials, a record of excellence, a sharp mind, dedication to the rule of the law. This time, the White House is playing up another factor: someone who has proved able to win people over and forge consensus. • Obama won’t change his methods. Many considered Sotomayor the front-runner all along. But Obama chose her only after digging into the weeds of the decision as a former constitutional law professor. • Obama will reach out for his own reasons. Obama will signal bipartisanship. Last year, he called or met with every member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which decides whether to recommend confirming a nominee. • Obama wants help from friendly interest groups, to a point. • Obama wants secrecy. The circle will be tight of those truly in the know about what Obama is thinking. The White House wants to disseminate information on its own schedule. That keeps his options open and puts him more in control of the story.

Ash grounds Obama from Poland WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scrapped plans to travel to Poland on Saturday for the funeral of Poland’s president because of hazardous flying conditions caused by the volcanic ash cloud over Europe. Obama said the U.S. ambassador to Poland, Lee Feinstein, would represent the United States at the service today in Krakow for Lech Kaczynski. The White House announce-

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It would seem that the ideal would be that Americans simply focus on our shared history.

One history no better than the other



Actions matter more than proclamations The increasing shallowness of the media was on display again last week in the tit-for-tat rehash of whether gubernatorial proclamations dealing with Confederate heritage were inappropriate for not including words recalling the horrors of human bondage. Appearing on CNN for other purposes, Mississippi’s Haley Barbour got sucked into the vortex. When asked about the apology by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell offered for the omission, Barbour said the controversy didn’t “amount to diddly.” Then Barbour said, “I don’t know what you would say about slavery, but anybody that thinks that you have to explain to people that slavery is a bad thing, I think that goes

without saying.” Great effort was put forth in the aftermath to tek-tsk Barbour for showing grave insensitivity to the plight of black Americans or an indifference to history. Leaders of various organizations were called on to intone their concerns over Barbour giving the topic short shrift. The back and forth went on for days. One problem with elevating such comments to prominence is that it trivializes the efforts of those who struggled to end slavery 150 years ago and, more recently, struggled to close the door on the Jim Crow era. Another is that Americans — red and yellow, black and white — need to know how McConnell, Barbour and

all other elected officials are gauging the challenges people face today and what actions they propose. Spending time dissecting their phrases for hidden agendas or pretexts is not relevant. What they’re doing is. Examine their records. Anything there reflecting a discriminatory intent, purpose or effect? If so, report the story. Proclamations are a fact of daily life for every mayor and governor in America. They sign thousands. So what’s next for the press? The governor of Idaho has proclaimed National Potato Week! Doesn’t he know that french fries are a leading cause of childhood obesity?

Garden spots more impressive each year Vicksburg has not advanced (some would use another term) its code to require substantial green spaces in private commercial and residential developments as much as other cities have. Madison, for a nearby example, imposes more strict building design and signage controls. But what Vicksburg did do in 1994 at the outset of the administration of former Mayor Joe Loviza was hire its first fulltime landscape architect. Since then, Jeff Richardson and crew

have been on the job creating beds and vistas with whatever appropriation was received from City Hall. Their plantings are designed to remain attractive yeararound, but spring is when they are most impressive. Through the years, several people have lamented their tax dollars being spend on aesthetics. Even current Mayor Paul Winfield, when a candidate, pointed out that a crepe myrtle “doesn’t put food in a hungry child’s belly.” But the efforts of Richardson have been

sustained by administrations for 16 years, including Winfield’s, and citizens and visitors, whether they realize it or not, do benefit from incorporating natural elements at intersections and elsewhere. It’s a quality of life factor. It encourages community pride. Since ancient times, it has been the role of governments to provide public spaces and to ornament and decorate those spaces. It is important. Enjoy.

Davenport indictment should be remanded A third trial in Warren County Circuit Court for Dane Davenport is ill-advised. Last week Attorney General Jim Hood, whose staff has prosecuted indictments here and in Oktibbeha County against the 47-yearold Vicksburg resident, affirmed prosecutors will try again for convictions, probably in 2011. Hood should reconsider, and remand the remaining charges until or unless Davenport is charged with additional criminality. There can be no more intense emotional wringer than all participants in this case, including jurors in previous trials, have undergone. That’s because there are no more serious or heinous accusations than child sexual battery and molestation. Davenport, a master sergeant and 17-year trooper for the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol, has been acquitted of all charges in Oktibbeha County after two trials there.

Here, after a jury deadlocked on all allegations in September 2008, another jury in March acquitted him of five of the nine counts in the local indictment. Remaining are accusations of two youths, who are brothers, that they were fondled in October 1999, July 2003, November 2005 and November or December 2005. A member of the March jury, after hearing of Hood’s decision, said she was surprised and, we think, summed it up. Without witnesses, an accusation of improper touching comes down to one person’s word against another’s, she said. The standard for a criminal conviction is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” a unanimous jury is required and, further, this case has the additional element of a separate, business-related animus between Davenport and the boys’ mother. Hood would not comment on how common

it is to try a defendant a third time. We can say with assurance it’s very rare. He also wouldn’t comment on the cost, which is bound to be substantial to the state and to Davenport, who has had a staff of private attorneys. Beyond the measures of emotion and expense, there are two questions that prosecutors have the difficult task of giving equal weight in every case. (1) Is there a substantial basis to believe a defendant is guilty? (2) Can the state prove it? Few cases have attracted as much speculation and comment and heartfelt beliefs as the indictments faced by Dane Davenport. It’s a tragedy for all involved, but there’s no reason to believe a third group of jurors will reach a different conclusion.

While in the depths of a historic recession replete with rampant unemployment, a stagnant housing market and consumers too paralyzed with anxiety to consume, what are we arguing about? Designer history. Republican Govs. Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Haley Barbour of Mississippi were being pilloried last week by Democrats over alleged insensitivities regarding Confederate History Month declarations. McDonnell apologized for declaring April as “Confederate History Month,” but failing to mention slavery anywhere in his proclamation. Barbour, asked by CNN for his opinion on McDonnell’s problems, said the controversy “doesn’t amount to diddly” — igniting his own media firestorm. Barbour told CNN: “I SID don’t know what you would say about slavery, but anybody that thinks that you have to explain to people that slavery is a bad thing, I think that goes without saying.” Obviously, Barbour’s CNN interview wasn’t his most erudite media moment. He might have phrased his remarks differently. But Barbour’s broader point was valid. Why should America become so bogged down in the “gotcha” politics of what I call “designer history?” This nation celebrates Black History Month each February. Why? Because for many years, legitimate contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans and legitimate records of atrocities against African-Americans were simply ignored by mainstream history. Each April, a number of states that composed the Confederates States of America during the Civil War have sought to honor their confederate ancestors through Confederate History Month. Clearly, both groups feel that their respective histories have either been misrepresented or underrepresented in mainstream history. Hence, most Americans long ago accepted Black History Month as a worthy and necessary national observance. Not so for Confederate History Month. The observance still stirs racial and social passions. It’s as if one “designer history” almost demands that the other be denigrated, marginalized and attacked — and that we continue as a society to buy into the notion that both observances can’t coexist peacefully. It would seem that the ideal would be that Americans simply focus on our shared history — a shared history of tragedy and triumph, success and failure, nobility and shame. The Civil War is a part of that history along with slavery. American children need to learn how that sad event and that evil institution are intertwined. The fact that Mississippians celebrate a day that simultaneously honors Martin Luther King and Robert E. Lee is a source of anger to some, but there is certain symmetry in that fact. The good thing I see for the future is that the next generation of Mississippians won’t waste as much time and energy as the present one arguing over “designer history.” Most do not remember institutional segregation and most do not practice social integration. They relate as human beings. For them, this tempest-in-a-teapot is more about politics than policy. With the passage of time, what I see on the horizon is a time when Mississippians treat each other with mutual respect — and celebrate February and April as simply months on the calendar. •


Sid Salter is Pespective editor of The Clarion-Ledger. Phone him at 601-961-7084 or e-mail ssalter@

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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WEEK IN VIcKsburg Spring days that were virtual carbon copies of each other made for a pleasant week in Vicksburg. Highs varied only from 74 degrees to 83 degrees and most lows were in the mid50s. No rain was recorded. The Mississippi River continued a gradual fall, starting the week at 40.9 feet on the Vicksburg gauge and slipping to 38.7 feet by week’s end. The forecast for today was a reading of 36.8 feet. Mayor Paul Winfield’s motion to repeal 2-year-old beer sales controls died for lack of a second. Aldermen Michael Mayfield and Sid Beauman declined to support canceling the law, which blocks early morning sales of beer on most days and before 11 a.m. on Sunday and sales of singles from iced displays at storefronts. Winfield said the restrictions were unfair restrictions on city merchants, given that county locations and casinos have no limits. Several citizens spoke before Winfield’s motion, some for and some against a repeal. Dr. Mary Landin, an environmental biologist, won recognition in another field. The Mississippi State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution named her the year’s outstanding volunteer genealogist. Declining attendance has led to closing at Rocky Springs United Methodist Church. Adjacent to the Natchez Trace, the church survived the demise of the town and held services for more than 200 years. About 40 volunteers joined in an annual spring workday in the Vicksburg National Military Park. Most were assigned painting duties. Vicksburg High’s Donyeah Mayfield was tapped as The Vicksburg Post girls basketball player of the year. Sharing the award in boys basketball were two Gators, Kelsey Howard and Mychal Ammons. Linda Sweezer Ministries announced production dates for the play, “Why ME?” Vicksburg students gathered to pay tribute to the memory of Rosa A. Temple, for whom a local high school was once named. The students had been researching local history and became fascinated with Mrs. Temple and her 60-year career in education. The final report in a comprehensive study on Warren County’s jail needs contained a timetable suggesting site selection be completed by August. The report suggests a modern design for a 350-bed detention facility on at least 20 acres. At 62 percent, Warren County was ahead of the state 60 percent average in returning U.S. Census forms. Other river counties were lagging well behind. At their second meeting, members appointed to the Downtown Partners organization by Mayor Paul Winfield heard from former resident Ben Allen, who served on the Jackson City Council. Attorney General Jim Hood said Dane Davenport would be tried a third time, probably on 2011, on four counts remaining in a nine-count indictment from 2008. Jurors in the first child molestation trial here for the state trooper could not reach a verdict and jurors in the second trial acquitted him on five counts. Free Flow Power, which proposes river turbines here, is among firms seeking to participate in a hydrokinetic power testing facility in New Orleans. School trustees said they will hear from at least three executive search firms offering to work with them in replacing Superintendent Dr. James Price, who is retiring. Riverfest organizers got the best possible news — a clear forecast for downtown-centered weekend events. Supervisors said they will consider tightening subdivision development rules to block the sale of any lots until planners win approval of road and drainage plans. Deaths during the week included John David Simmons, Teresa Mae Andrews, Lem E. Poteete Jr., Daisy Mae Young Palmer, Ruel Anderson, Frank Excel Marley Sr. and Helen Irene Smith.


Gramps might need help paying his student loan High school seniors will soon be accepting their diplomas. They’ll be proud of themselves, as well they should be. But there’s a trap for those who opt for more education. Thousands upon thousands of young people are already in it — and may not be out until they have grandchildren of their own, if then. The trap is student loan debt. A lot of progressive legislation was passed by Congress in the mid-1960s. In the name of equalizing access to higher education, the federal government started working with private banks to guarantee loans to those who otherwise couldn’t afford to attend. Almost all banks started making student loans. There was no way for them to lose. Usually, interest would add up until the borrower graduated or stopped going to school. Then a payment plan would last for a five- or 10-year period. In the early years, payments were $40 to $80 per month — amounts a young family could work into its budget. Fast-forward to today and, as with many great ideas, the situation has spun out of control. There are many abuses, such as allowing scam schools to participate. The greatest problem is that the money is easy to get and little thought is given to the financial predicament being created. President Barack Obama has tried to apply the brakes and provide some relief — but he may have merely made the trap more enticing. Too many don’t understand how financing higher education works. For families in poverty, there is the federal Pell Grant program. Young people living independently qualify, too. Pell money does not have to be repaid. It’s a gift from the taxpayers. The Pell family income threshold has been $20,000 and will rise to $50,000. Pell amounts will also rise to almost $6,000 per year over the next six years. That means a student who qualifies will be able to receive up to $24,000 free and clear while working toward a four-year bachelor’s degree. Problem is, tuition, fees and living expenses during those four years may easily top $100,000 — even at a public university in Mississippi —



The greatest problem is that the money is easy to get and little thought is given to the financial predicament being created.

so students and their families have increasingly been turning to student loans, which do have to be repaid. Think of Ole Miss as a rich kids’ school? One in five students there receives a Pell Grant and one in three is borrowing at an average rate of $4,400 per year. Want confirmation that Alcorn and Valley State serve a less-wealthy clientel? One in three Alcorn students is receiving Pell money and borrowing at a rate of $4,900 per year. Four out of five students at Valley are receiving Pell cash and borrowing at a rate of almost $6,000 per year. College graduations are coming up, too. More than a few picking up university diplomas will not be as jubilant as their high school counterparts. Looming for them is $25,000 or

more in debt as they start looking for employment. On a 10-year plan, they’ll face notes of $300 or more per month until they’re in their 30s. That’s $300 to pay before a car note, rent, food, insurance or any other expense. Student loans are not canceled by filing bankruptcy. As many as half of all students leave college without a diploma, but still owe the money. And, of course, many will owe much more. Private college and medical school graduates can be hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Some borrowers today and into the future will meet the 10-year payback. Under the Obama changes, banks are out of the picture. Government will make and collect loans. Repayment may be capped at 10 percent of income — but interest will keep adding up. So a teacher or a police

officer or any number of other professionals could be well into their 40s and still paying a college loan. Looking back, it’s tempting to say we were better off 45 years ago when lower-income families scrimped and saved or their children didn’t go to college. That’s probably not true. Raising the average education level in the state is a good thing. High school seniors have a lot to think about. Increasingly serious, due to the expense, is whether enrolling in a community college or university is what they want to do. Those who do enroll will be doing themselves a lifelong favor if they commit to paying as they go. That’s a difficult commitment to make and a difficult commitment to keep, but consider the alternative: “Yes, Grandaddy wanted to take you to the movies and McDonald’s — but the money ran out when he paid his student loan.” Or, worse, “Yes ma’am I’m calling to see if I can just have my student loan payment deducted from my Social Security check.” Funny? Not really. •

Charlie Mitchell is executive editor of The Vicksburg Post. Write to him at Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or e-mail cmitchell@ vicksburg post.

Obama’s ‘energy independence’ full of contradictions Supporters of generating electricity with nuclear power cheered after learning that President Barack Obama had included federal guarantees in next fiscal year’s budget to clear the way for starting work on the first new U.S. nuclear power plant in decades. The same people jeered when they also saw that the president proposed eliminating funding for a national nuclear waste storage facility at Yucca Mountain, Nev., originally scheduled to open this year, but delayed by congressional diversions of money appropriated for the site to other spending programs. So with one hand, Washington plans to facilitate the construction of a new nuclear power plant by shielding owners from liability for future accidents, but with its other hand doesn’t want to finish building a repository to safely store nuclear waste. By taking such action, the president essentially said, “Never mind!” to the nation’s public utility customers, who for more than 25 years have paid one-tenth of a cent per kilowatt hour to finance the digging of the hole at Yucca Mountain, which now will be filled in. John Maynard Keynes would be proud of President Obama. After all, Keynes advised building pyramids and burying money in bottles for people to dig up as economic pumppriming policies during the Great Depression. Schizophrenia likewise afflicts the administration’s approach to America’s oil and gas industry. The president, as have all White House occupants since the 1970s, wants to promote American “energy independence,” especially independence from unfriendly countries like Iran and Venezuela. He also presides over an economy plagued by a 10 percent unemployment rate and a federal budget deficit exceeding $1.5 trillion. As President Obama ponders how to respond to those challenges, he has turned a blind eye to the domestic oil and gas industry’s potential for job creation and tax revenue. Because it supplies most of America’s energy needs, that sector supports more than nine million highpaying American jobs. It could create



Washington plans to facilitate the construction of a new nuclear power plant by shielding owners from liability for future accidents, but doesn’t want to finish building a repository to safely store nuclear waste.

many more. Aided by technological breakthroughs, more energy resources have been accessed from remoter places than ever before, with significantly less impact on the environment. Yet for all its talk about energy independence and jobs, the Obama Administration has continued to push drilling initiatives aside. Rather than lease offshore areas in the Atlantic, Pacific and eastern Gulf of Mexico or in the Inter-Mountain West and Alaska, it calls for yet another round of environmental studies. Never

mind that those untapped areas hold enough oil and natural gas to power 65 million American cars for 60 years and heat 60 million households for 160 years. The Destin Dome, for example, 25 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Fla., could produce up to 165 billion cubic feet of natural gas annually for the next 20 years, according to estimates filed with the Interior Department. But Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has blocked plans to lease new offshore areas for exploration and drilling. President Obama thus fails to

heed his own preference for maximizing the use of low-carbon energy sources. The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners reports that ignoring America’s vast oil and natural gas reserves will cost our economy $2.4 trillion over the next two decades if the ban on drilling in areas now off-limits is not lifted. It is time to stop an energy policy working at cross-purposes with economic policy. Expanding access to oil and natural gas reserves would create high-paying jobs, bring billions of dollars of revenue into federal and state treasuries and provide consumers with more clean-burning natural gas. It is foolish to wait until foreign supplies are disrupted and energy prices spike again. •

William F. Shughart II, a senior fellow of the Independent Institute, is F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of Mississippi. Write to him at or Box 1848, University, MS 38677.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pot pushers bring out array of folks DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Medical marijuana users near San Francisco lit up Saturday at the opening of the two-day International Cannabis and Hemp Expo, where vendors displayed bongs, vaporizers, hash brownies and other marijuana-related products. Organizers of the event at the Cow Palace said they insisted on having an onsite medicating area before holding the expo. Under a whitecanopied courtyard, young adults in baggy jeans and baseball caps smoked alongside aging hippies. Adrian Hernandez said marijuana use helps him deal with chronic knee pain. “Everybody needs their medication when they need it,” said Hernandez, who is in his 30s. “We’d have to step out and go hide in our cars.” In 1996, California voters approved a measure that allowed sick people to use marijuana if they have doctor referrals and an identification card. But marijuana advocates want to take it a step further. In November, voters will consider a ballot measure on whether to legalize and tax

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‘Henry,’ dressed as a marijuana plant pot in California. Bob Katzman, chief operations officer for the expo, said one of the goals of the event — held in an arena that once hosted The Beatles and the 1964 Republican Convention — was to show just how big and far-reaching the state’s pot industry has become. “I think we’re already mainstream,” he said. “At least in Northern California.” Katzman said he obtained

permission for the medicating area last year from the Cow Palace, which is controlled by the state, after years of negotiations. He credited the recent push to legalize marijuana in part for the approval. The expo, and others like it, will help develop the multibillion dollar pot industry, said Bucky Fisher, national sales manager for Medical Marijuana Inc., which sells hemprelated products.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters gathered to shout them down in a tense standoff that included several arrests, thrown rocks and police in riot gear. Police officers stood between the white supremacists and counter-demonstrators on the south lawn of Los Angeles’ City Hall, where about 50 members of the National Socialist Movement waved American flags and swastika banners for about an hour. The white supremacists, many of them wearing flack helmets and black military fatigue uniforms, shouted “Sieg Heil” before each of their speakers took the podium to taunt counter-protesters with racial, anti-Semitic and misogynistic epithets. “We will meet you head on,”


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A crowd assembles in Los Angeles. one of the white supremacists, whose name could not be made out over the fuzzy public address system, warned the crowd from behind phalanxes of police in riot gear. Members of the Detroit-

based group said they picked the location for their rally because of Los Angeles’ large immigrant population. They accused some of the immigrants of stealing jobs and committing crimes.

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Politics not so usual in Mayfield vote Years from now, Vicksburg residents could look back on the decision by the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen nine days ago to continue limits on selling alcohol during overnight hours as a watershed moment in city politics. The board was voting on Mayor Paul Winfield’s proposal to allow beer sales 24 hours a day, reversing an ordinance that bans sales from 2 to 7 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 2 to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Of the litany of problems facing the city, beer certainly isn’t the highest concern. The lasting effect will come from the alderman who went against the mayor. Winfield pushed for the change, while South Ward Alderman Sid Beauman was solid in saying he would vote against it. That left North Ward’s Michael Mayfield, who voted for the provision two years ago, to cast the deciding vote. With a three-person group in a racially charged city like ours, usually one is on the sidelines. A decade ago, Sam Habeeb earned the monicker “One Vote Sam” because on most issues, he was outvoted 2-1. Sam, who is white, sat on the board with two others, who were black. When Laurence Leyens became mayor and Beauman alderman, the balance on the board shifted, leaving Michael Mayfield as the lone black. Mayfield had to know on many issues he would be outdone 2-1. When the beer provision came up in 2008 — far from a regressive move and more in the spirit of public safety — Beauman and Leyens were stalwart voters for the limitations. When Mayfield voted in favor of the limits, it was a sign that he held deep beliefs that the provision was for the betterment of the city. Two years later, a new mayor pushed for a repeal, citing lost taxes. Beauman had his say. Winfield has his say. Members of the community had their say. Then Mayfield had his. “I was 100 percent in favor of this ordinance when we passed it a little over a year ago — and it may break your heart, Mr. Mayor — but I’m 110 percent in favor of keeping it the way it is. I disagree that this has not served its purpose. I believe it has.” With that one statement, Mayfield might have changed the way city politics operate. Mayfield’s vote might start a chain reaction where we don’t refer to alderman as “One Vote” but rather a board built just for the city. The substance of the vote nine days ago might not be remembered for generations. The vote will.

• Sean P. Murphy is Web editor. Reach him at smurphy@vicksburgpost. com

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Melissa Morrison and Keith Benoist, both of Natchez, head to the finish line in the annual Bluz Cruz canoe and kayak race across the Mississippi River.

Locals and out-of-towners had their choices all over the city Saturday with great weather and plenty to do. Along with the kayak races, top, Riverfest and an arts and crafts festival downtown, activities included a pancake breakfast, two walks for medical research and support, the Alcorn State University Jazz Festival and an old car show. Above at left,

Rob Sadler of Vicksburg and his nephews, Sadler Lambiotte, 2, and Walker Lambiotte, 3, the sons of Brian and Chesley Lambiotte, cook pancakes for the annual YMCA Y’s Men’s Pancake Breakfast. At right, Mark Snyder of Vicksburg checks out a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle at the Vicksburg Red Carpet Classic auto show at Blackburn Motors.

Perot praises namesake of new destroyer William Lawrence spent six years as Vietnam POW By The Associated Press PASCAGOULA — Former presidential candidate Ross Perot joined more than a thousand other people Saturday as the U.S. Navy christened a new destroyer named for an admiral who spent six years in captivity in North Vietnam before resuming a career that included a stint as head of the Naval Academy. The $1 billion William P. Lawrence, being built at the Northrop Grumman Corp. shipyard at Pascagoula, is the 60th of the Arleigh Burke-class of destroyers and the 28th built by Northrop Grumman. They are among the largest and most powerful destroyers ever built. Perot, who was a junior classman to Lawrence at the Naval Academy and later — like Lawrence — served as class president and battalion commander, called his mentor a “true American hero” who became one of the most widely beloved officers in Navy history — while never allowing his rank and fame to affect him.

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Ross Perot speaks at the christening Saturday. “He is kind and gentle, but he is tougher than steel,” Perot said, referring constantly in his tribute to Lawrence in the present tense. Lawrence died in 2005 at the age of 75. Lawrence, a native of Nashville, graduated in 1951 from the Naval Academy. He became a combat pilot and was the first Navy aviator to fly at twice the speed of sound. He almost became an astronaut — Perot said a minor condition kept him from those ranks — and

then flew in Vietnam where he was shot down on June 28, 1967, after completing a mission. In a POW camp, Lawrence battled his captors for better conditions and worked to keep up the morale of his fellow prisoners with the command “never give in”, Perot said. To keep his own spirits up, Lawrence wrote a poem “Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee,” that became that state’s official poem after his release in 1973. The motto of the new war-

ship is “Never Give In.” Lawrence continued with a military and career that include a Pacific fleet command and superintendent of Annapolis. One of his two daughters, now-retired Navy Capt. Wendy Lawrence, flew on four space shuttle missions as an astronaut. “That’s pretty good for a guy who was in hell for all those years,” said Perot, who worked during the Vietnam War to obtain better treatment for U.S. prisoners. Rear Adm. William E.

Landay III called Lawrence “a man of uncommon valor and decency.” “By naming this ship in honor of William P. Lawrence, we are reminded that freedom is not free,” Landay said. “It comes at a terrible price.” Lawrence’s widow and the ship’s sponsor, Diane Wilcox Lawrence, of Annapolis, Md., called her husband “a very modest and humble man.” “If he were here now, he’d ask what all the fuss was about,” she said. After the christening, Lawrence’s radar interceptor on the F-4B Phantom that took both into the hands of the North Vietnamese, agreed. “He had no airs,” James William Bailey, 67, of Anderson, S.C. “He was represented and beloved by all the men.” Diane Lawrence and Lawrence’s daughters, Wendy Lawrence and Dr. Laurie Macpherson Lawrence, broke three bottles of champagne on the ship’s bow to officially give it its name. It officially will become the USS William P. Lawrence after it is turned over to the Navy late this year. The 9,200-ton destroyer is 509 feet in length and will have a crew of 276.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunflower schools, state officials to meet

A view from the top Historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg are featured on Sundays in The Vicksburg Post. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given

Bowmar Avenue Baptist Church appeared to be a relatively new building when this photo was taken. The church, an offshoot of First Baptist, began around 1900 at Clay and Adams and was named Calvary.

to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 636-4545.

The congregation now meets in south Vicksburg, so the world “avenue” has been deleted from the name. The photo is from the Old Court House Museum collection.

Former lawmaker’s trial set for May 10 MONROE (AP) — Former state Sen. Charles Jones of Monroe will go to trial May 10 on his tax evasion trial regardless of whether his lead attorney is able to defend him or not, a federal judge said. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. James signed an order saying Jones must be ready for trial May 10 with or without lead counsel Mike Small of Alexandria. Jones was to go on trial last Monday, but a motion was filed Sunday because Small had become ill Saturday night. Jones was indicted in February 2008 on tax fraud charges and pleaded innocent. Jones is charged with two counts

of making and subscribing a false tax return and one count of tax evasion. The 2008 indictment accuses Jones of reporting $247,977 in gross receipts or sales on his 2000 return, though Jones “well knew and believed” that the figure was “substantially higher.” Also, his 1999 return, submitted in 2003, reported an adjusted gross income, $171,000, that prosecutors said is well below the actual figure. He is accused of tax evasion by converting payments for his services as a lawyer into cashier’s checks and cash, then purchasing property and a certificate of deposit to avoid paying income tax.

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Jones faces up to three years in prison and a $100,000 fine on each of the first two counts and up to five years and a $100,000 fine for tax evasion.

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Deputy Superintendent of Education Larry Drawdy, and other state education officials have scheduled meetings this week with Sunflower County school officials to discuss a proposed state takeover of the troubled Sunflower County School District. The state Board of Education voted Friday to seek a state takeover. Gov. Haley Barbour will make the final decision on whether the district goes under state control. If the state takes over, it would appoint a conservator to oversee the schools’ operations. The Mississippi Department of Education said the district faces many issues that jeopardize the safety, security and educational interests of the students. A department news release says meetings of between state and local school officials will take place Monday and Tuesday. It also says the daily meetings will be followed by evening meetings with parents and members of the community. “The meetings will communicate a clear plan of action to everyone involved that will include the initial steps and exit criteria that will allow for MDE to return the district back to local control,” State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham said in a news release. The first parent and community meeting has been scheduled for the Moorhead Middle School Gymnasium


Two die in wreck in Washington Parish

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Manhunt on after Ouachita woman killed MONROE, La. — Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Monroe man suspected of shooting his estranged girlfriend Saturday morning. Sheriff Royce Toney said 34-year-old Sakou Hunter is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder. He said deputies found children in the home where 34-year-old Natalie Davis died after arguing with Hunter. They believe she was shot after running from the bedroom toward the residence’s carport. Toney said Davis had placed a restraining order against Hunter, who had a history of domestic violence against Davis.

2 year-old boy dies in Plain Dealing fire PLAIN DEALING, La. — Authorities said a 2-year-old boy died Saturday and two other small children were seriously injured in a fire at a mobile home in the Bossier Parish town of Plain Dealing. The fire marshal’s office said the fire is believed to have started in the living room, where several electrical appliances were in use. A power failure caused the smoke detector not to work.

BOGALUSA, La. — State police said two people were killed in a two-vehicle crash west of Bogalusa in Washington Parish late Friday. State police say a 2001 Ford Expedition was attempting to pass four vehicles in a nopassing zone and collided head-on with a pickup. The Expedition’s driver, 29-year-old Kevin Larsen of Franklinton died at LSU Medical Center in Bogalusa. The driver of the pickup, 31-year-old James O’Bryant of Franklinton also was killed. A 3-year-old in the Expedition was hospitalized with serious injuries.

High bacteria count closes some beaches BILOXI, Miss. — Six areas of South Mississippi’s beachfront are off limits to swimmers this weekend. WLOX-TV reported that the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality detected high bacteria levels in the water. MDEQ officials said high winds last week stirred up sediment and bacteria in the water, resulting in the high bacteria levels. MDEQ advised people to stay out of the water on near Lakeshore Drive at Bay St. Louis; near Trautman Avenue at Long Beach; and several areas in Gulfport including areas near Fournier Avenue, Pratt Avenue, the U.S. Naval Home/ Veterans Hospital near Oak Avenue and near near Courthouse Road west at Gulfport.


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changed all that. Our headliner never set foot on the stage.” “Of the five years I’ve been around, this year we budgeted well and effectively, and this is one of the best we’ve had,” Hern said. “Of course, this year is our first with only one stage,” she said. “But it’s really been smooth, everything’s been great.” Joy Caruthers strolled through the arts and crafts show with friend Rose Mary Bagby, both of Vicksburg. Caruthers said it was the best she’s seen in years. “There’s a lot of diversity,” she said. Bagby had just bought a University of Southern Mississippi dress for her great niece when she said the vendors and visitors are great for the city’s economy. “I just love seeing the people come out and mingle together,” said Bagby.

Three-year-old Hayden Block, at the show with parents Jaime and Heather Block, was in the festive spirit. After all, he got to get a red-and-black dragon “tattooed” on his leg. He was showing off his body as soon as he left the airbrush tent. “It’s a lot cheaper than a real one,” said Hayden’s father. “I’ve got two.” Across the way, festival-goers saw vegetables peeled, perused selections of handcrafted birdhouses, jewelry and metal works and ate — everything from funnel cake and beignets to chicken on a stick and hamburgers. Gospel sounds wafted from the stage on South and Washington streets as others crowded moon bounces, watched chainsaw wood carving by Bill Flemming and the daring took a ride and got a thrill on the Space Ball. Eight-year-old Dalton Clack,

son of Krystal Haynes and Johnnie Clack of Vicksburg, said he had a great time spinning around on the space ride. “It’s fun,” he said. Lauren Alston, who said she goes to Riverfest every year, sat on the street curb and enjoyed a sugar-covered funnel cake with friends. “We headed straight to the food,” said Alston. Next, she said, they’d check out the arts and crafts. Other events of the day were the Y’s Men’s Pancake Breakfast at the Purks YMCA; the Bluz Cruz canoe and kayak race across the Mississippi River; Center for Pregnancy Choices Walk for Life; Alabama-Mississippi Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Walk MS; Vicksburg Red Carpet Classic Auto Show; and Alcorn State Jazz Fest at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

“Currently the U.K. and much of Europe is under the influence of high pressure, which means winds are relatively light and the dispersal of the cloud is slow,” said Graeme Leitch, a meteorologist at Britain’s National Weather Service. “We don’t expect a great deal of change over the next few days.” A Dutch geologist who is in Iceland observing the volcano, Edwin Zanen, described it to Dutch state broadcaster NOS: “We’re at 25 kilometers (16 miles) distance from the crater now. We’re looking at a sunsoaked ice shelf, and above it is looming a cloud of ashes of oh, 4 to 5 kilometers (2.5 to 3 miles) high. There are lightening flashes in it. It’s a real inferno we’re looking at. “There’s absolutely no sign that the thing is calming down. On the contrary, we can see that at this moment it’s extraordinarily active,” he said. With the prospect of days under the cloud of ash, pilots and aviation officials sought to dodge the dangerous grit by adjusting altitude levels. Germany’s airspace ban allows for low-level flights to go ahead

under so-called visual flight rules, in which pilots don’t rely on their instruments. Lufthansa took advantage of that to fly 10 empty planes to Frankfurt from Munich on Saturday in order to have them in the right place when the restrictions are lifted, airline spokesman Wolfgang Weber said. The planes flew at about 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) — well below their usual altitude — in close coordination with air traffic control. KLM is carrying out a test flight from Schiphol to Dusseldorf at 3,000 meters or lower, hoping for approval to carry out more lowaltitude flights in Europe if the ash problem continues. The Swiss looked the other direction — above the ash cloud. The Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation began allowing flights Saturday above Swiss air space as long as the aircraft were at least at 36,000 feet. It also allowed flights at lower altitudes under visual flight rules, aimed at small, private aircraft. All air space in Poland — hosting a huge state funeral for late President Lech Kaczynski — remained closed Saturday.

Iceland Continued from Page A1. overnight, causing the eruption column to grow.” Scientists say that because the volcano is situated below a glacial ice cap, the magma is being cooled quickly, causing explosions and plumes of grit that can be catastrophic to plane engines, depending on prevailing winds. In Iceland, winds dragged the ashes over new farmland, to the southwest of the glacier, causing farmers to scramble to secure their cattle and board up windows. With the sky blackened out and the wind driving a fine, sticky dust, dairy farmer Berglind Hilmarsdottir teamed up with neighbors to round up her animals and get them to shelter. The ash is toxic — the fluoride causes long-term bone damage that makes teeth fall out and bones break. “This is bad. There are no words for it,” said Hilmarsdottir, whose pastures near the town of Skogar were already covered in a gray paste of ash. Forecasters say light prevailing winds in Europe — and large amounts of unmelted glacial ice above the volcano — mean the situation will not change quickly.

doom ourselves to repeat it. “Opposing reform will leave taxpayers on the hook if a crisis like this ever happens again,” the president said. A proposal that Senate Democrats are readying for debate creates a mechanism for liquidating large financial companies to avoid a meltdown. For the first time, the government would regulate derivatives, those financial instruments whose value depends on an underlying asset, such as mortgages or stocks. Derivatives can help hedge risks. But derivatives can produce steep losses, or huge profits, if the value of their underlying asset sinks. The proposal also would create a council to detect threats to the financial system and set up a consumer protection agency to police people’s dealings with financial institutions. On Friday, Obama promised to veto the bill if it doesn’t regulate the market for derivatives, which contributed to the nation’s economic problems after their value plummeted during the housing crisis. But Democrats haven’t agreed on how far such regulation should go, and all Senate Republicans are united against the bill. That opposition complicates Democratic efforts to get the 60 votes necessary to overcome likely GOP procedural roadblocks. Republicans contend that a provision creating a $50 billion fund for dismantling banks considered “too big to fail” would continue government bailouts of Wall Street. Obama administration officials say such a fund is unnecessary and they want Senate Democrats to remove it. Obama criticized financial industry interests for opposing the proposed regulations and for waging a “relentless campaign to thwart even basic, commonsense rules.” He repeated his call for Republicans and Democrats to work together to overhaul the system but made it clear that Democrats are prepared to go it alone. “One way or another, we will move forward,” he said. “This issue is too important.” In the weekly Republican address, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia took note of the week’s April 15 income tax filing deadline and criticized government spending and climbing deficits that he said are driving taxes higher. Cantor said Obama has enacted 25 tax increases passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress that will cost families and small businesses more than $670 billion over the next decade and create a “bleak future for our kids and grandkids.” He urged a vote for the GOP in the November congressional elections. “You have to take action so that we can begin to erase our deficits and free our children from our debt,” Cantor said. “And rather than putting the squeeze on our nation’s job creators and entrepreneurs, we believe in a pro-growth strategy to create jobs and empower the American entrepreneur and small business people to thrive.”

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Sidney Knox Askew Jr. EDWARDS — Sidney Knox “Knocky” Askew Jr., 84, died Friday, April 16, 2010, at his home in Edwards. Visitation will be held today, April 18, 2010, at Wright & Ferguson in Clinton from 4 until 6 p.m. The funeral service will be Monday, April 19, 2010, at Edwards Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. with visitation held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Edwards Cemetery. Mr. Askew was a lifelong resident of Edwards. He graduated from Edwards High School and attended Hinds Junior College. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force. Upon leaving the military, he became a self-employed cattleman and merchant. Knocky was a lifelong member of the Edwards Presbyterian Church where he served as both a deacon and elder. He had the honor to serve as caretaker of the Edwards Cemetery, and he was a former mayor of Edwards. He also served as state director for the Mississippi Good Sams Club. Knocky was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved people and enjoyed numerous friends from all walks of life. He never met a stranger, and he will be truly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alline Luster Askew and Sidney Knox Askew Sr. Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Roma Hub-

bard Askew; children, Sidney Knox “Sid” Askew III of Raymond, Jo Askew Blasingame of Edwards and Daniel Hubbard Askew of Edwards. He also is survived by his grandchildren, J.J. Worrell Bonner, David Exum Worrell, Blair Blasingame Thomas, Ginny Askew Odom and Anna Askew Butler; and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother, Thomas Luster Askew of Greenwood. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be made to the Edwards Cemetery, P.O. Box 596, Edwards, MS 39066, or Edwards Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 347, Edwards, MS 39066.

Evelyn R. Cogan Evelyn R. Cogan died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Promise Specialty Hospital. She was 71. Mrs. Cogan was born in Anguilla and had lived in Vicksburg for 45 years. She was a retired employee of Durst Discount Drug Stores in Vicksburg. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd Reynolds and Lottie Hedrick Abney; her son, Carl Melvin Cogan; her brother, Gene Reynolds; and her sister, Judy French. Survivors include her husband, Harold “Bud” Cogan of Vicksburg; one daughter, Joyce Cogan Dotson of Vicksburg; one son, Danny Allen Cogan of Vicksburg; one sister, Gail Monk of Brandon; one brother, Hank Reynolds of Duncan; four grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Glenwood Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. Justin Rhodes officiating. Burial will follow

at Mound Cemetery in Rolling Fork. Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Michael Cogan, Jimbo Cogan, Steven Lowe, Buddy Poole, Hoyt Hogan and Lamar Manor. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Walter Johnston, Tonga Vinson, K.B. Brown, Bobby Raines, Mark Dotson, Kurt Castete, the nursing staff at the Promise Specialty Hospital and the employees of the Warren County Road Department. Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Georgia Pearline McBroom BATON ROUGE — Georgia Pearline McBroom, 84, passed away on Thursday,

April 15, 2010, at a retirement center in Baton Rouge, La. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2010, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home in Vicksburg with the Rev. David Harrison officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the hour of service. Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home of Vicksburg, Miss., is in charge of arrangements; 601-636-7373. Mrs. McBroom came to Vicksburg at an early age. She worked for Broom’s Florist for 15 years and at Cassino’s Florist for several years. She has made her home in Baton Rouge for the last five years. She was preceded in death


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by her parents, Ruth Stewart and Clarence Carlisle; her husband, Wesley Earl McBroom Jr.; her daughter, Linda G. McBroom; her brothers, Jeff Carlisle and William Carlisle; and her sister, Maxine H. Diego. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Swan (Dan) of Baton Rouge; granddaughter, Abigail C. Swan of Baton Rouge; brothers, James Stewart of Philadelphia, Miss., and Dr. Albert Roy Stewart of Daleville, Ala.; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Douglas Tanner, Benjamin Dutsch, Charles Hearn, Rusty Haydel, Milton Butler Jr. and George R. Swan. Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Johnson and Willie O. Scott.


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

LOCAL FORECAST monday-wednesday Slight chance of rain on Monday; highs in the 70s; lows in the 50s

STATE FORECAST TOday Partly cloudy; highs in the 70s; lows near 50 monDAY-wednesday Mostly sunny; highs in the 70s; lows in the 50s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 84º Low/past 24 hours............... 57º Average temperature......... 71º Normal this date................... 67º Record low..............40º in 1921 Record high............91º in 1885 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month.................. 0.97 inch Total/year.............. 13.96 inches Normal/month......3.43 inches Normal/year........ 19.74 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Monday: A.M. Active..........................10:02 A.M. Most active................. 3:47 P.M. Active...........................10:31 P.M. Most active.................. 4:17 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:33 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:34 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:30

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 38.0 | Change: -0.7 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 17.8 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 21.5 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.0 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.8 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 9.2 | Change: -0.3 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.3 River....................................85.4

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Monday.................................. 28.3 Tuesday.................................. 27.3 Wednesday........................... 26.0 Memphis Monday.................................. 15.2 Tuesday.................................. 13.8 Wednesday........................... 12.6 Greenville Monday.................................. 38.6 Tuesday.................................. 37.5 Wednesday........................... 36.0 Vicksburg Monday.................................. 35.8 Tuesday.................................. 34.7 Wednesday........................... 33.6


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Suicide bombers kill refugees waiting for food in Pakistan KACHA PUKA, Pakistan — Two burqa-clad suicide bombers attacked refugees from a Pakistani offensive against the Taliban, killing 41 as they lined up to register for food and other relief supplies. The victims were among about 200,000 people to have left the Orakzai region along the Afghan border since the end of last year, when the Pakistan army began offensive ground and air operations against militants based in the remote, tribally administered region. The registration point in Kohat region was managed by the local administration, but sometimes used by foreign humanitarian groups, including the World Food Program, to deliver aid. There was no claim of responsibility for Saturday’s bombings, which is not unusual when ordinary Pakistanis are killed. The United Nations said it was temporarily suspending work helping displaced people in Kohat and neighboring Hangu as a result of the attack.

10 injured in 2 bombs near Indian stadium NEW DELHI — Two small bombs exploded Saturday outside a cricket stadium in southern India shortly before a match was about to start, police said, injuring 10 people and setting off panic among fans. The Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore is hosting a game between the home team, Bangalore Royal Challengers, and the Mumbai Indians, as part of the popular Indian Premier League tournament. The city police commissioner told reporters that four officers and a security guard were among the wounded. The guard’s injuries were serious. “It appears that some explosives may have been hidden in the wall” next to a gate leading to the stadium, said Shankar Bidari, whose comments were broadcast on several news channels. “The explosives weren’t powerful.” Initial investigations show the explosives used in the blasts were locally made and of low intensity, The sound of the blasts, which took place


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS as thousands of spectators were entering the stadium, sent nervous crowds running in panic.

Poland holds memorial for crash victims WARSAW, Poland — Some 100,000 Poles filled Warsaw’s biggest public square Saturday, joining together for a memorial and funeral Mass for the 96 people killed in a plane crash a week earlier. The crowd in Warsaw’s Pilsudski Square waved whiteand-red Polish flags with black ribbons of mourning affixed to them. A massive white stage, a large cross in the center, was flanked by oversized photos of the dead, including President Lech Kaczynski. The names of the dead were read aloud, starting with the president and his wife, Maria, while Marta, their only child, and Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the president’s twin brother and former prime minister, looked on. Others at the service included former President Lech Walesa and Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

Royal widow Noor takes on nukes McLEAN, Va. — Tweeting, Skyping and blogging on Huffington Post, holding forth on CNN or al-Jazeera, debriefing arms negotiators and parleying with generals, the queen is perfecting her nuclear strategy. Her strategy is to end them. Noor al-Hussein, widowed queen of Jordan, the American beauty whose storybook romance with the late King Hussein captivated the world a generation ago, is now telling a story of nuclear calamity and how to avoid it, as co-leader and omnipresent voice for Global Zero, a growing movement crusading for abolition of atomic weaponry. Her organization’s study commission of former missile commanders, foreign and defense secretaries and arms control specialists has proposed a step-by-step, 20-year plan for eliminating all nuclear arms — in the U.S., Russia, China, wherever. “Realists” on the international scene might ask: Are you serious? She is. She also sounds like a realist. “We recognize it could take much longer, that it’s going to be a torturous road ahead,” she says.

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Doubles victory gives Gators city title By Jeff Byrd

no-hitter Rockies’ Jimenez throws gem against Braves/B4

SCHEDULE PREP BASEBALL St. Aloysius at Sumrall Tuesday, 7 p.m. VHS hosts Clinton Tuesday, 7 p.m. WC at Greenville Tuesday, 7 p.m. PCA at Heidelberg Tuesday, 7 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL VHS hosts Cathedral Monday, 6 p.m.


7 p.m. ESPN - After Saturday’s 20-inning epic, the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals head back to Busch Stadium for the finale of a weekend series. Mets win 2-1 in 20 innings/B4

WHO’S HOT REED GORDON Porters Chapel Academy senior finished first in the discus and second in the shot put at the MAIS District 5-A track meet on Friday.

SIDELINES Nationwide race postponed by rain FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch’s drive for five at Texas Motor Speedway was delayed by rain. The wet weather and more forecasted showers led to the postponement of Saturday’s Nationwide race at Texas, where Busch is trying to join two-time series champion Jack Ingram and Dale Earnhardt as the only drivers to win five consecutive races in NASCAR’s second-tier series at the same track. The race, which was called off more than three hours after its sscheduled start, was rescheduled for tonight after the Sprint Cup race earlier in the day. Weather still could be an issue today, when there is a good chance for more rain. If both races are run today, Nationwide points leader Brad Keselowski and Busch are among 15 drivers scheduled to do double duty. That would mean 800 miles behind the wheel at the 1 1/2-mile track.


Due to technical difficulties at the Louisiana Lottery headquarters, Saturday’s numbers were not available. They will appear in Monday’s edition. Saturday’s Powerball numbers were 5, 21, 22, 41 and 49. The powerball was 15 and the power play was 5. Weekly results: B2

A full day of tennis came down to the final match in the 18th annual Julie Abraham Memorial Tournament Saturday at Halls Ferry Park. Vicksburg’s No. 1 boys doubles team of Fritz Valero and Perry Tolliver rallied in the second set to beat Warren Central’s Stuart English and Jalen Dagher, securing a 6-4, 7-5 victory and the clinching point of the tournament. Vicksburg finished with 10 points in the round-robin format, while Warren Central had nine and St. Aloysius five. The win was also a bit of redemption for Valero and Tolliver. They had lost to English and Dagher in a regular-season team match on Friday that came down to a third-set tiebreaker. English and Dagher’s victory there gave WC a 4-3 victory. “We knew them better this time,” Valero said. At the JAMT, Valero and Tolliver picked up their play. They won the first set 6-4. English and Dagher came back to grab a 4-3 lead in set two. Tolliver held serve to even the match at 5-5. The Gators then broke serve in the 11th game to take a 6-5 lead and set up Valero to serve for the match, which he won. “They have kind of weird style that we had to figure out,” Tolliver said. “But today we played a lot harder.” First-year Vicksburg coach Vickie Bailey changed her lineup for the JAMT, opting not to put a team in the No. 2 doubles slot. She will make another change Wednesday for the Division 4-6A singles and doubles tournament at Halls Ferry Park. There, Bailey will team her two top singles players, Donald Brown and Christine Figueroa, in mixed doubles for the Class 6A draw. Figueroa won the Class 4A girls doubles title with her sister, Catherine, last year in Madison. “I think they have a chance to do really well,” Bailey said. Figueroa dropped only two

OXFORD — Nathan Stanley wanted to be perfect in his debut as the starting quarterback for Ole Miss. He was willing to settle for “OK, but not perfect.” Stanley strengthened his hold on the starting spot by directing touchdown drives in the opening two series of each half, leading the Blue to a 49-28 win over the Red in Saturday’s spring game for Ole Miss. “Nathan Stanley will go out there first,” said Ole Miss coach Houston Nutt. “In those opening series, we saw exactly what we needed to see.” After two seasons as the top reserve to Jevan Snead, the sophomore debuted at 11-of-16 for 165 yards and two touchdowns. “I made some good decisions and our line and receivers did a really good job,” Stanley said. “I’m not where I want to be physically or as a leader just yet, but compared to where I was, I think there is night and day difference.” The Blue had the designed personnel edge, consisting

Vikings’ swoon continues By Ernest Bowker

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Warren Central junior Braddock Oakes returns a serve during the Julie Abraham

pREp TENNIS games to win the JAMT girls singles crown. She beat St. Al’s Ashley Piazza 6-1, 6-0 in her last match. Brown, meanwhile, had a much tougher time in his singles final. He fell behind St. Al eighth-grader Austin Mathis 3-1 in the second set. He changed tactics by going more to the net and won five straight games to win 6-3, 6-3. “That kid is going to be good. He’s only in the eighth grade and I knew I couldn’t

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just serve and volley with him. I had to press him when I got down 3-1,” Brown said. Vicksburg got two points from its No. 1 girls doubles team of Amanda Guizerix and Charlene Figueroa. The pair won both of their matches 6-1, 6-1. The win in the two singles and girls doubles gave Vicksburg a big early lead but Warren Central came roaring back to tie the team points race at 9. The Vikings’ No. 2 girls team of Bailey Howing-

ton and Jill McVan got two points, beating St. Al’s Breanna Beesley and Victoria Mekus 7-5, 6-2. Vicksburg conceded its match. WC also won both the No. 1 and No. 2 mixed doubles. Shelby Claire Liddell and Parin Bhitka won in No. 1 with the key match being a 4-6, 6-0, (10-3) win over St. Al. In No. 2 boys doubles, there was a three-way tie. WC’s Robert Rhett and Jesse Tillotson were awarded first place based on net games won.

COLLEgE fOOTBaLL On B6 MSU’s QB battle rages on of the No. 1 offense, defense and special teams units. The Red was alloted seven points each quarter and included several projected top reserves. Reserve quarterback Raymond Cotton, playing with a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, was impressive in selected series with both squads. Cotton was 5-of-7 for 178 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Grandy. “We’re not afraid to play Raymond Cotton,” Nutt said. “He’s can rise to the occasion. We will make a decision on his physical status in the next two weeks. The best case scenario is Raymond can rehab and play, but we’re going to do what is best for Raymond.” The spring game, known as the Grove Bowl, confirmed the offseason expectations

BRANDON — Warren Central missed a chance to put its opponent away Saturday, then a series of mistakes snowballed into a loss. In other words, it was a Dee poetic White ending to a dismal week. Drake Davis scored the go-ahead run on a single and an outfield error in the bottom of the sixth, and Brandon tacked on two more runs in the inning on its way to a 9-6 victory over Warren Central. It was the third consecutive loss for the Vikings (12-12). No. 4 came later Saturday against Madison Central, 6-1. The slide has included a pair of division losses to Vicksburg and Clinton that cost WC a chance to clinch the Division 4-6A championship. WC can still wrap up a playoff berth and the division title by beating Greenville-Weston on Tuesday and Vicksburg on Friday. “After that Vicksburg loss we started going downhill,” said Vikings center fielder Dee White, who went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against Brandon. “We just need to settle down, believe in ourselves and have the mentality that See WC, Page B4.

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Ole Miss quarterback Nathan Stanley passes during the Grove Bowl spring game Saturday in Oxford. from the coaches. The No. 1 defensive unit was dominant, limiting the Red to 215 yards and got a pair of interceptions by Charles Sawyer. “Are we where we need to be? Not yet. But our defense gives us a chance to be good,” Nutt said. “I love this team. I love their personality. I like the way they listen. They have good listening skills and they want to get better.” Grandy led all receivers with three receptions for 125 yards and a score. Melvin Harris added a 61-yard TD pass to go along with the scoring catch by Summers. “We’re still getting there as an offense,” Grandy said.

“But our quarterbacks threw it well today and our running backs were really good.” Devin Thomas had touchdown runs of 6 and 4 yards, while Enrique Davis and Derrick Herman added touchdown runs of 2 and 11 yards, respectively. Seven players had at least one carry and Ole Miss had six rushing plays that broke for more than 20 yards. “Enrique Davis looked like he was running downhill and I feel good about our numbers at running back,” Nutt said. “Our offensive line made improvement, but they know they still have a way to go. But it was a good day today.”

St. Aloysius scored three runs in the first inning Saturday against Class 5A powerhouse Ridgeland. The rest of the game didn’t go as well. Jarrett Jenkins doubled, homered and had three RBIs, and the Titans scored in every inning on their way to a 14-4 mercyrule shortened victory over St. Al. Ricky Kennedy had two doubles and an RBI for Ridgeland (21-3) and Brantley Adams had three hits. The Flashes (13-5), the defending Class 1A champions, managed just four hits total and scored all of their runs in the first inning without a hit. A catcher’s interference call, three walks, two passed balls and an RBI fielder’s choice by Josh Eargle gave St. Al the quick 3-0 lead. Ridgeland answered with two runs in the bottom of the first, took the lead on a bases-loaded walk to Hunter Twitty in the second and tacked on two more runs on Andrew Rafferty’s single to take a 5-2 lead. The Titans then kept adding to the lead until Jenkins’ two-run homer in the sixth inning ended it.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

on tv


AUTO RACING 1 p.m. Fox - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Samsung Mobile 500, at Fort Worth, Texas 2:30 p.m. Versus - IRL, Grand Prix of Long Beach 6 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, Nationals, final eliminations, at Las Vegas (tape) COLLEGE SOFTBALL 2 p.m. ESPN - Texas at Oklahoma GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, China Open (tape) Noon NBC - Champions Tour, Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Heritage 6 p.m. TGC - Nationwide Tour, Fresh Express Classic MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 12:30 p.m. TBS - Tampa Bay at Boston 12:35 p.m. FSN - Colorado at Atlanta 1:10 p.m. WGN - Houston at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. ESPN - N.Y. Mets at St. Louis NBA PLAYOFFS 2 p.m. ABC - Oklahoma City at Los Angeles Lakers, Game 1 4:30 p.m. TNT - Charlotte at Orlando, Game 1 7 p.m. TNT - San Antonio at Dallas, Game 1 9:30 p.m. TNT - Portland at Phoenix, Game 1 NHL PLAYOFFS 2 p.m. NBC - Phoenix at Detroit, Game 3 5:30 p.m. Versus - Pittsburgh at Ottawa, Game 3 8 p.m. Versus - Nashville at Chicago, Game 2 10 p.m. Versus - San Jose at Colorado, Game 3 RODEO 11:30 p.m. Versus - PBR, World Cup, at Las Vegas (delayed tape) SOCCER 2 p.m. ESPN2 - Spanish Primera Division, Valencia at Real Madrid TENNIS Noon ESPN2 - Family Circle Cup, championship

major league baseball



from staff & AP reports

Prep softball Lady Flashes split pair of road games St. Aloysius won one rout and lost another Saturday. Haley Heggins homered, stole three bases, scored two runs and had three RBIs as St. Al crushed Ethel 16-1. Taylor Ann Hasty earned the win in the circle and helped her own cause with a home run. Julie Mabry had a double and scored three runs, Madison Heggins tripled, Brittany Turner had an RBI double and K.K. DeRossette had two hits and an RBI for St. Al (10-10). The good times didn’t last for the Lady Flashes, though. They managed only one hit in the nightcap against Kosciusko and lost 10-0 in five innings.

Golf Furyk leads at Verizon Heritage HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Jim Furyk withstood a crazy Saturday shootout that could lead to an even wilder final round in the Verizon Heritage. Furyk shot a 4-under 67 to reach 11 under, good for a one-stroke lead over Brian Davis (66) at Harbour Town Golf Links. In all, 23 players were within five shots of the lead.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 18 1962 — Boston’s Bill Russell scores 30 points and grabs 40 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 110-107 overtime win over the Los Angeles Lakers and their fourth consecutive NBA title. 1987 — Philadelphia’s Mike Schmidt hits his 500th home run with two outs in the ninth to rally the Phillies to an 8-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium. 1999 — Wayne Gretzky ends his NHL career at Madison Square Garden with an assist, setting up a second-period goal as his New York Rangers fall to Pittsburgh 2-1 in overtime. Before the game, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announces the league is retiring No. 99 in honor of “The Great One.” 2007 — Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox faces the minimum 27 batters in a 6-0 no-hit victory over the Texas Rangers.

American League East Division

W New York.......................8 Tampa Bay....................6 Toronto..........................7 Boston...........................4 Baltimore.......................1

L 3 3 5 5 11

Central Division

W Minnesota......................9 Detroit............................6 Cleveland.......................5 Kansas City...................4 Chicago.........................4

L 3 5 6 7 8

Pct .727 .667 .583 .444 .083

GB — 1 1 1/2 3 7 1/2

Pct .750 .545 .455 .364 .333

GB — 2 1/2 3 1/2 4 1/2 5

West Division

W L Pct GB Oakland.........................9 4 .692 — Seattle...........................6 6 .500 2 1/2 Texas.............................5 6 .455 3 Los Angeles..................5 7 .417 3 1/2 Friday’s Late Games Oakland 4, Baltimore 2 Seattle 11, Detroit 3 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Texas 3 L.A. Angels 6, Toronto 3 Minnesota 6, Kansas City 5 Oakland 4, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 4, Detroit 2 Tampa Bay 3, Boston 1, 12 innings, comp. of susp. game Tampa Bay at Boston, (n) Today’s Games Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-1) at Cleveland (Carmona 1-0), 12:05 p.m. Texas (Harden 0-0) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 1-0), 12:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-2) at Toronto (Romero 1-0), 12:07 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 2-0) at Boston (Lester 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 1-0) at Minnesota (Pavano 2-0), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 1-0) at Oakland (Bre.Anderson 1-0), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 0-1) at Seattle (Snell 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Monday’s Games Tampa Bay at Boston, 10:05 a.m. Kansas City at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.

——— National League East Division

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

L 3 5 5 5 7

Central Division

W St. Louis........................7 Pittsburgh......................6 Chicago.........................5 Cincinnati.......................5 Milwaukee......................4 Houston.........................2

L 4 5 6 7 7 9

Pct .727 .583 .545 .545 .364

GB — 1 1/2 2 2 4

Pct .636 .545 .455 .417 .364 .182

GB — 1 2 2 1/2 3 5

West Division

W L Pct GB San Francisco...............8 3 .727 — Colorado........................6 5 .545 2 Arizona..........................5 6 .455 3 Los Angeles..................5 6 .455 3 San Diego.....................5 6 .455 3 Friday’s Late Games San Diego 6, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 8 Saturday’s Games Houston 4, Chicago Cubs 3 Washington 8, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 2, St. Louis 1, 20 innings San Francisco 9, L.A. Dodgers 0 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4 Florida 5, Philadelphia 1 Colorado 4, Atlanta 0 San Diego 5, Arizona 0 Today’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Colorado (G.Smith 1-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-1), 12:35 p.m. Florida (N.Robertson 1-0) at Philadelphia (Hamels 2-0), 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee (D.Davis 0-1) at Washington (Marquis 0-2), 12:35 p.m. Houston (W.Rodriguez 0-2) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-0), 1:20 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 0-1) at San Diego (LeBlanc 0-0), 3:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 2-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-0), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Maine 0-1) at St. Louis (Wainwright 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Colorado at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9:05 p.m.


Colorado Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi CGnzlz lf 5 1 2 2 McLoth cf 4 0 0 0 Fowler cf 5 0 0 0 Prado 2b 2 0 0 0 Helton 1b 2 0 1 0 C.Jones 3b 3 0 0 0 Tlwtzk ss 3 0 0 1 McCnn c 4 0 0 0 Hawpe rf 4 1 3 0 Glaus 1b 2 0 0 0 Olivo c 4 0 0 0 YEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Stewart 3b 3 1 1 0 Heywrd rf 2 0 0 0 Barmes 2b 4 0 1 0 MeCarr lf 2 0 0 0 Jimenz p 4 1 1 1 Kawkm p 1 0 0 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 JChavz p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 4 9 4 Totals 25 0 0 0 Colorado...................................100 300 000 — 4 Atlanta......................................000 000 000 — 0 DP—Colorado 1, Atlanta 1. LOB—Colorado 7, Atlanta 4. 2B—C.Gonzalez 2 (3), Barmes (4). SB—Y.Escobar (2). SF—Tulowitzki. IP H R ER BB SO Colorado Jimenez W,3-0 9 0 0 0 6 7 Atlanta Kawakami L,0-2 5 8 4 4 2 2 Venters 3 1 0 0 1 2 J.Chavez 1 0 0 0 0 1 Balk—Jimenez. Umpires—Home, Jeff Kellogg; First, Larry Vanover; Second, Mark Carlson; Third, Jeff Nelson. T—2:31. A—32,602 (49,743).

No-Hitters vs. Braves

Atlanta April 17, 2010, Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado, 4-0 May 18, 2004, Randy Johnson, Arizona, 2-0-y April 7, 1979, Ken Forsch, Houston, 6-0 Sept. 29, 1976, John Montefusco, S.F., 9-0 Aug. 19, 1969, Ken Holtzman, Chicago (NL), 3-0 June 18, 1967, Don Wilson, Houston, 2-0 Boston May 6, 1951, Cliff Chambers, Pittsburgh, 3-0 June 18, 1947, Ewell Blackwell, Cincinnati, 6-0 April 23, 1946, Ed Head, Brooklyn, 5-0 May 15, 1944, Clyde Shoun, Cincinnati, 1-0 June 11, 1938, Johnny Vander Meer, Cincinnati, 3-0 July 17, 1924, Jessie Hanes, St. Louis, 5-0 Sept. 5, 1908, Nap Rucker, Brooklyn, 6-0 y-perfect game ———

Most Recent No-Hitters

Team-by-Team American League Baltimore — Bob Milacki (6 innings), Mike Flanagan (1), Mark Williamson (1) and Gregg Olson (1)

The Vicksburg Post

vs. Oakland, 2-0, July 13, 1991. Boston — Jon Lester vs. Kansas City, 7-0, May 19, 2008. Chicago — x-Mark Buehrle vs. Tampa Bay, 5-0, July 23, 2009. Cleveland — x-Len Barker vs. Toronto, 3-0, May 15, 1981. Detroit — Justin Verlander vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4-0, June 12, 2007. Kansas City — Bret Saberhagen vs. Chicago White Sox, 7-0, Aug. 26, 1991. Los Angeles — Mark Langston (7) and Mike Witt (2) vs. Seattle, 1-0, April 11, 1990. Minnesota — Eric Milton vs. Anaheim, 7-0, Sept. 11, 1999. New York — x-David Cone vs. Montreal, 6-0, July 18, 1999. Oakland — Dave Stewart at Toronto, 5-0, June 29, 1990. Seattle — Chris Bosio vs. Boston, 7-0, April 22, 1993. Tampa Bay — None. Texas — x-Kenny Rogers vs. California, 4-0, July 28, 1994. Toronto — Dave Stieb at Cleveland, 3-0, Sept. 2, 1990. National League Arizona — x-Randy Johnson at Atlanta, 2-0, May 18, 2004. Atlanta — Kent Mercker at L.A. Dodgers, 6-0, April 8, 1994. Cincinnati — x-Tom Browning vs. L.A. Dodgers, 1-0, Sept. 16, 1988. Chicago — Carlos Zambrano vs. Houston at Milwaukee, 5-0, Sept. 14, 2008. Colorado — Ubaldo Jimenez at Atlanta, 4-0, April 17, 2010. Florida — Anibal Sanchez vs. Arizona, 2-0, Sept. 6, 2006. Houston — Roy Oswalt (1 inning), Pete Munro (2 2/3), Kirk Saarloos (1 1/3), Brad Lidge (2) and Octavio Dotel (1), Billy Wagner (1) at N.Y. Yankees, 8-0, June 11, 2003. Los Angeles — Hideo Nomo at Colorado, 9-0, Sept. 17, 1996. Milwaukee (AL) — Juan Nieves at Baltimore, 7-0, April 15, 1987. New York — None. Philadelphia — Kevin Millwood vs. San Francisco, April 27, 2003. Pittsburgh — Francisco Cordova (9) and Ricardo Rincon (1), vs. Houston, 3-0, 10 innings, July 12, 1997. St. Louis — Bud Smith at San Diego, 4-0, Sept. 3, 2001. San Diego — None. San Francisco — Jonathan Sanchez vs. San Diego, 8-0, July 10, 2009. Washington — x-Dennis Martinez (Montreal) at L.A. Dodgers, 2-0, July 28, 1991. x-perfect game

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........7 Carolina (Reds).............5 Huntsville (Brewers)......5 West Tenn (Mariners)...4 Chattanooga (Dodgers).3

L 2 4 4 5 6

Pct. .778 .556 .556 .444 .333

GB — 2 2 3 4

W L Pct. Montgomery (Rays).......6 3 .667 Mobile (Diamondbacks).5 4 .556 Jacksonville (Marlins)....4 5 .444 Mississippi (Braves)...4 5 .444 Birm. (White Sox)..........2 7 .222 ——— Saturday’s Games Huntsville 5, Jacksonville 2 Montgomery 5, Carolina 3 Tennessee 8, Chattanooga 6 Mobile 5, Birmingham 0 Mississippi 8, West Tenn 5 Today’s Games Jacksonville at Huntsville, 1 p.m. Montgomery at Carolina, 1 p.m. Chattanooga at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Mississippi at West Tenn, 2:05 p.m. Birmingham at Mobile, 6:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Tennessee at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Montgomery at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m.

GB — 1 2 2 4

South Division

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............28-7..............................11-3 Florida............................25-9..............................10-4 Vanderbilt......................28-9................................7-7 Kentucky........................21-14............................4-10 Tennessee.....................18-18............................4-10 Georgia..........................11-24............................3-11


Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................30-6..............................11-3 LSU................................29-6..............................10-4 Auburn...........................24-12..............................8-6 Ole Miss.......................23-13..............................7-7 Alabama........................22-14..............................5-9 Mississippi St..............18-17............................4-10 Friday’s Late Game Florida 10, Kentucky 8 Saturday’s Games Mississippi St. 11, Tennessee 7 Auburn 12, Vanderbilt 2 South Carolina 9, Ole Miss 5 Arkansas 10, Georgia 2 Florida 6, Kentucky 3 LSU 9, Alabama 7 Today’s Games Florida at Kentucky, Noon Ole Miss at South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Auburn at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Alabama at LSU, 1 p.m. Georgia at Arkansas, 1:05 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................22-15..............................7-4 Central Florida...............24-13..............................6-5 Memphis........................16-19..............................6-5 East Carolina.................23-12..............................5-3 Tulane............................22-14..............................5-4 Marshall.........................14-20..............................5-6 UAB...............................20-14..............................5-6 Houston.........................15-18..............................3-5 Southern Miss.............18-15..............................2-6 Saturday’s Games Marshall 6, Southern Miss 3 Tulane 7, UNLV 1 Central Florida 6, Rice 4 East Carolina 12, UAB 7 Memphis 8, Houston 2 Today’s Games UAB at East Carolina, 9 a.m. Southern Miss at Marshall, 9:35 a.m. Rice at Central Florida, 11 a.m. UNLV at Tulane, Noon Memphis at Houston, 1 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Saturday’s Games Mississippi College 11, Texas-Tyler 2, 1st game Texas-Tyler 11, Mississippi College 8, 2nd game Mississippi St. 11, Tennessee 7 Marshall 6, Southern Miss 3 Millsaps at Trinity, ccd., rain William Carey 12, LSU-Alexandria 1, 1st game LSU-Alexandria at William Carey, 2nd game, (n) South Carolina 9, Ole Miss 5 Arkansas Tech 12, Delta St. 2, 1st game Arkansas Tech at Delta St., 2nd game, (n) Alcorn St. at Jackson St., (n) Alabama A&M at Miss. Valley St., (n) Today’s Games Southern Miss at Marshall, 9:35 a.m.

Ole Miss at South Carolina, 12:30 p.m. Millsaps at Trinity, 1 p.m. Alabama A&M at Mississippi Valley St., 1 p.m. Tennessee at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. Arkansas Tech at Delta St., 3 p.m.

prep baseball RIDGELAND 14, ST. ALOYSIUS 4

St. Aloysius..............................300 001 — 4 4 1 Ridgeland.................................231 242 — 14 13 0 WP-Sean O’quin (4-1). LP-Regan Nosser (5-2) HR-Jarrett Jenkins (R). 2B-Ricky Kennedy (R) 2, Jenkins (R), Hunter Twitty (R), Brantley Adams (R). Multiple hits-Adams (R) 3, Jenkins (R) 2, Twitty (R) 2, Kennedy (R) 2.


Warren Central........................031 200 0—6 10 2 Brandon....................................310 203 x—9 11 3 WP-Andy Olmsted (1-1). LP-Carlos Gonzalez (2-1). HR-Joseph Veazey (B), Nick Gibert (B). 2B-Veazey (B), Carey Taylor (B), Gibert (B), Dee White (WC), Clayton Ashley (WC), De Kelley (WC). Multiple hits-Drake Davis (B) 2, Veazey (B) 2, Taylor (B) 2, Gibert (B) 2, White (WC) 2, Beau Wallace (WC) 2, Ashley (WC) 2.

nba NBA Playoff Schedule FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday Cleveland 96, Chicago 83, Cleveland leads 1-0 Atlanta 102, Milwaukee 92, Atlanta leads 1-0 Boston 85, Miami 76, Boston leads series 1-0 Utah at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Today Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 2 p.m. Charlotte at Orlando, 4:30 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 7 p.m. Portland at Phoenix , 9:30 p.m. Monday Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Miami at Boston, 7 p.m. Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

nhl NHL Playoff Schedule

Friday’s Late Games Detroit 7, Phoenix 4, series tied 1-1 San Jose 6, Colorado 5, OT, series tied 1-1 Saturday Boston 5, Buffalo 3, series tied 1-1 Washington 6, Montreal 5, OT, series tied 1-1 Los Angeles at Vancouver, (n), Vancouver leads series 1-0 Today Phoenix at Detroit, 2 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 5 p.m., series tied 1-1 Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 5:30 p.m., series tied 1-1 Nashville at Chicago, 7:30 p.m., Nashville leads series 1-0 San Jose at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Monday Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Tuesday Phoenix at Detroit, 5:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through April 10 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 29 — Goody’s 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600 (Ryan Newman) April 18 — Samsung 500, Fort Worth, Texas April 25 — Aaron’s 499, Talladega, Ala. May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. ———

Sprint Cup Points Standings 1. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 1,073 2. Matt Kenseth................................................ 1,037 3. Greg Biffle...................................................... 981 4. Kevin Harvick................................................. 961 5. Jeff Gordon.................................................... 948 6. Clint Bowyer................................................... 885 7. Jeff Burton..................................................... 873 (tie) Carl Edwards.............................................. 873 9. Tony Stewart.................................................. 869 10. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 866 11. Joey Logano................................................ 862 12. Kyle Busch................................................... 855 13. Mark Martin.................................................. 844 14. Kurt Busch................................................... 834 15. Paul Menard................................................ 811 16. Ryan Newman............................................. 802 17. Brian Vickers................................................ 786 18. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 783 19. Martin Truex Jr............................................ 780 20. Jamie McMurray.......................................... 745 ———

Samsung Mobile 500 Lineup

After Friday qualifying; race today At Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Lap length: 1.5 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 191.327. 2. (77) Sam Hornish Jr., Dodge, 191.232. 3. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 190.9. 4. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 190.88. 5. (9) Kasey Kahne, Ford, 190.712. 6. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 190.255. 7. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 190.248. 8. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 190.188. 9. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 190.121. 10. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 190. 11. (2) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 189.9. 12. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 189.833. 13. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 189.753. 14. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 189.707. 15. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 189.454. 16. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 189.381. 17. (43) AJ Allmendinger, Ford, 189.029. 18. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 188.91. 19. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 188.871. 20. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 188.864. 21. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 188.811. 22. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 188.778. 23. (82) Scott Speed, Toyota, 188.772. 24. (55) Dave Blaney, Toyota, 188.745. 25. (98) Paul Menard, Ford, 188.699. 26. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.692. 27. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 188.64. 28. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 188.633. 29. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188.567. 30. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 188.317. 31. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.094. 32. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 188.088. 33. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 187.996. 34. (09) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 187.944. 35. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.859. 36. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 187.839. 37. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 187.826. 38. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 187.676. 39. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 187.169. 40. (38) Kevin Conway, Ford, 186.78. 41. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 186.645. 42. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, Owner Points. 43. (32) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 187.071.

golf PGA Tour Verizon Heritage Par Scores

Saturday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 6,973; Par: 71 Second Round (a-amateur) Jim Furyk.............. 67-68-67—202.......................-11 Brian Davis........... 68-69-66—203.......................-10 Stephen Ames...... 74-65-65—204.........................-9 Briny Baird............ 71-67-66—204.........................-9 Ricky Barnes........ 69-69-66—204.........................-9 Luke Donald......... 69-68-67—204.........................-9 Woody Austin....... 67-70-67—204.........................-9 Heath Slocum....... 70-67-67—204.........................-9 Boo Weekley........ 68-68-68—204.........................-9 Nick O’Hern.......... 69-72-64—205.........................-8 Bo Van Pelt.......... 67-72-66—205.........................-8 Camilo Villegas.... 70-68-67—205.........................-8 Aaron Baddeley.... 68-69-68—205.........................-8 Will MacKenzie..... 68-72-66—206.........................-7 Webb Simpson..... 70-68-68—206.........................-7 Zach Johnson....... 71-66-69—206.........................-7 Fredrik Jacobson.. 74-68-65—207.........................-6 Stewart Cink......... 71-69-67—207.........................-6 Robert Karlsson... 70-68-69—207.........................-6 Kris Blanks........... 70-68-69—207.........................-6 Tim Wilkinson....... 71-66-70—207.........................-6 Carl Pettersson.... 69-68-70—207.........................-6 J.J. Henry............. 68-68-71—207.........................-6 Brendon de Jonge.72-69-67—208.........................-5 Tom Gillis............. 72-68-68—208.........................-5 Marc Leishman..... 70-70-68—208.........................-5 Jason Dufner........ 67-72-69—208.........................-5 Spencer Levin...... 72-66-70—208.........................-5 Jerry Kelly............ 67-71-70—208.........................-5 Martin Laird.......... 69-69-70—208.........................-5 Trevor Immelman.68-69-71—208.........................-5 Brett Quigley........ 69-68-71—208.........................-5 Tim Clark.............. 67-70-71—208.........................-5 Greg Owen........... 66-69-73—208.........................-5 Chad Campbell.... 69-67-72—208.........................-5 Charles Howell III.68-67-73—208.........................-5 Kevin Na............... 70-71-68—209.........................-4 Rickie Fowler........ 68-72-69—209.........................-4 Omar Uresti.......... 73-67-69—209.........................-4 Mike Weir............. 66-73-70—209.........................-4 Matt Jones............ 69-70-70—209.........................-4 J.P. Hayes............ 69-68-72—209.........................-4 Stuart Appleby...... 69-67-73—209.........................-4 Greg Chalmers..... 70-71-69—210.........................-3 Paul Casey........... 75-65-70—210.........................-3 Michael Letzig...... 68-72-70—210.........................-3 Michael Allen........ 72-67-71—210.........................-3 K.J. Choi............... 64-74-72—210.........................-3 Matt Kuchar.......... 71-67-72—210.........................-3 Bryce Molder........ 68-68-74—210.........................-3 Rory Sabbatini...... 74-68-69—211.........................-2 Graham DeLaet.... 74-68-69—211.........................-2 Chris Tidland........ 70-72-69—211.........................-2 Brian Gay............. 72-70-69—211.........................-2 Michael Bradley.... 69-72-70—211.........................-2 Glen Day.............. 67-73-71—211.........................-2 a-Byeong-Hun An.69-70-72—211.........................-2 Cameron Beckman.73-66-72—211........................-2 Bill Haas............... 67-75-70—212.........................-1 J.B. Holmes.......... 73-69-70—212.........................-1 Steve Flesch........ 70-71-71—212.........................-1 George McNeill.... 71-70-71—212.........................-1 Scott Piercy.......... 71-70-71—212.........................-1 Blake Adams........ 77-63-72—212.........................-1 Jason Day............ 70-70-72—212.........................-1 Rod Pampling....... 72-70-71—213......................... E Michael Connell.... 72-70-71—213......................... E Davis Love III....... 67-75-71—213......................... E Richard S. Johnson.72-70-71—213....................... E Steve Lowery....... 74-68-71—213......................... E Matt Bettencourt... 68-72-73—213......................... E Shaun Micheel..... 67-70-76—213......................... E

transactions BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Activated 3B Alex Gordon from the 15-day DL. Placed 2B Chris Getz on the 15-day DL. MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed LHP Jose Mijeres on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 16. Recalled RHP Alex Burnett from Rochester (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with LHP Brett Anderson on a four-year contract.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Purchased the contract RHP Kris Benson. Optioned RHP Esmerling Vasquez to Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES—Optioned LHP Mike Dunn to Gwinnett (IL). Recalled LHP Jonny Venters from Gwinnett. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Placed RHP Ross Ohlendorf on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 12. Recalled RHP Daniel McCutchen from Indianapolis (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES—Selected the contract of LHP Joe Beimel from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned RHP Esmil Rogers to Colorado Springs. Transferred RHP Taylor Buchholz to the 60-day DL.


National Football League

DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed WR Sam Hurd. HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed OT Rashad Butler and G Chris White to one-year tenders. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Signed LB Thomas Howard. PITTSBURGH STEELERS—Signed OT Willie Colon, TE Matt Spaeth and CB William Gay to one-year tenders. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed CB Kennard Cox, G Mitch Erickson, FB Ryan Powdrell, WR Mike Williams and WR Reggie Williams. Waived G Trevor Canfield. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed WR Maurice Stovall to a one-year tender. WASHINGTON REDSKINS—Re-signed DL Kedric Golston.


National Hockey League

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS—Recalled D Ben Lovejoy from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL).


AIR FORCE—Announced baseball coach Mike Hutcheon will step down at the end of the season and will be reassigned to athletic department instructor. GEORGETOWN—Announced sophomore C Greg Monroe will enter the NBA draft.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-0-3 La. Pick 4: 8-2-4-4 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-0-6 La. Pick 4: 1-4-1-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-8 La. Pick 4: 9-7-5-0 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-6-4 La. Pick 4: 2-8-5-9 Easy 5: 1-8-15-28-30 La. Lotto: 5-9-17-22-32-33 Powerball: 6-14-32-38-52 Powerball: 20; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-0-4 La. Pick 4: 2-7-3-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-7-4 La. Pick 4: 8-3-3-0 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: n/a La. Pick 4: n/a Easy 5: n/a La. Lotto: n/a Powerball: 5-21-22-41-49 Powerball: 15; Power play: 5

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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Dangerous recipe for skunk smell removal

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Tony Stewart sits in his car on pit road as he waits for his turn at qualifying for the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor

Speedway. Stewart took the pole position for today’s race with a lap speed of 191.327 mph.

Green-white restarts change strategy FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Double-file restarts and the chance for multiple attempts at green-white-checkered finishes are certainly changing the end of NASCAR races and late-race strategy. Or is it even strategy anymore? “It’s a crapshoot,” Kyle Busch said. Going into today’s race at Texas Motor Speedway, four of the seven Cup races this season have already gone to NASCAR’s version of overtime with extra laps. Two of those included multiple restarts after the scheduled final lap. “It has really made finishes less predictable,” four-time defending Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson said. “I don’t know if there really even is a strategy now. It’s more what the masses do.” The problem this weekend could be getting the race started with rain in the forecast for today. Cup practice was canceled because of rain Saturday, a day after Tony Stewart earned his first pole in five years for what will be his 400th career start. When Busch pulled onto pit road last weekend at Phoenix International Raceway during another late caution, the only thing that could thwart his

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NASCAR fan Matt Jung, left, and his daughter Colleen walk along the grandstand fence as a steady drizzle falls at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday.

nasCar on tV 1 p.m. Fox Samsung Mobile 500 dominating run, he got four tires. So did Johnson, with crew chief Chad Knaus figuring the odds were good that there would be more than one try for a green-white-checkered finish. “It’s definitely a gamble, for sure. We knew who we were racing. We were racing the 48 car,” said Busch, whose two-

second lead over Johnson with three laps left was wiped out by the caution. Except six cars that took only two tires beat Johnson and Busch out of the pits, then only one restart was needed. Johnson moved up to third in that final shootout while Busch remained eighth. “Luckily, it was only a greenwhite-checkered and not four to go,” said Ryan Newman, who snapped a 77-race winning streak by leading the last two laps. “I’m pretty sure that we wouldn’t have made it to

the checkered if it was (more than one restart).” Had there been another caution, there could have been up to two more green-whitecheckered attempts since NASCAR before this season increased the number of possible retries to three. That would have put Johnson and Busch back into contention for a victory. If Busch and Johnson had come out of the pits still in front, they would have restarted side-by-side with the double-file system implemented last season. Adding to those changes already in place, the spoiler effect is likely to come into play in Texas. Even though the rear spoiler replaced the wing on the back of the cars two weeks ago, the biggest change at smaller tracks was the more traditional look. The spoiler had minimal impact on racing at the 0.526-mile Martinsville track or even the mile-long Phoenix International Raceway. But that could be much different at the 1 1/2-mile highbanked Texas track. “I’m hoping it will be a little different so we get an opportunity to shake things up and maybe take advantage of the change,” Carl Edwards said.

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

Bud Light Two-man scramble Clear Creek Golf Course will host the Bud Light twoman scramble on April 24-25. Entry fee is $220 per team and that includes mulligans, greens and cart fees, a practice round and drinks on the course both days. Four closest to the hole and one long drive prize will be awarded each day, as well as prizes for the winners of each flight ranging from $100 to $600. Entry forms are available at Clear Creek golf course and can be mailed to 1566 Tiffentown Road, Vicksburg, MS 39183. For information, call Kent Smith at 601-638-9395.

Clear Creek Ladies’ Golf Association report On Wednesday, the Ladies of Clear Creek hosted their monthly retirees’ scramble. Pam Thomas and Pete Johnson were the chip-in winners. Closest to pin winners for the men were Tom Engdahl on No. 4 and Mickey Simmons on No. 13. For the ladies, Karen Fournier was closest on No. 14. Keith Gordan had the men’s lon-

gest drive on No. 7 and Joyce Johnson had the ladies’ long drive on No. 12. Finishing first in the scramble was the team of Bill Arrington, Lloyd Clark, Jim Hurley and Alice Jean Dortch. In second place was the team of Pam Thomas, Gary Fournier, Linda McHann and Tom Pokrefke. Pete Johnson, Buddy Strickland, Karen Fournier and Vi Krisker finished third. On Wednesday, the Ladies will play a “golf-a-day-away” at Meadow Oaks Golf Course in Clinton.

Clear Creek Men’s Golf Association report The Clear Creek Senior Men’s Golf Association held a three-man scramble at the Refuge Golf Course on Thursday. The team of Pete Johnson, Al Ford and Larry Cook II won with a 64. In second was the trio of Buddy Arnold, Max Reed and Joe Tom with a 66. Third was the threesome of Rodney McHann, V.O. Martin and Tommy Johnson with a 66. Larry Grant, Larry Cook and Johnny Nassour finished fourth with a 67, and Del Cox, Brad Heisler and Louis Cogac were fifth with a 67. Closest to the hole winners were Pete Johnson on No. 5 and Jerry Harmon on No. 13.

Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic Vicksburg Country Club will

host the 7th annual Bubba Mims Memorial Golf Classic on Wednesday. Format is a four-player scramble. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorships are $100 per hole. The entry fee is $90 for each player and that includes cart, first mulligan and lunch. Mail all entries and fees to 3460 Porters Chapel Road, Vicksburg, 39180. For information, call Mark Buys at 601-636-3752, Kim Arias at 601-831-4728, Sheryl Ross at 601-831-6576, Nina Rocconi at 601-415-4503 or the VCC pro shop at 601-636-8692.

Vicksburg Eagles Football Registration The Vicksburg Eagles youth football team is taking applications for players and cheerleaders ages 6 through 12 for the 2010 season. All practices will be held at the Eagles practice field at Vicksburg Junior High School. For information, contact Perri Johnson at 601-4561104, coach Derrick Collins at 601-218-4968 or cheer coach Connie Collins at 601-2180699.

St. Jude Bass Classic The 38th annual St. Jude Bass Classic will be held by the Memphis Bass Club on May 30 at Sardis Reservoir. The grand prize will be the choice of a Ranger


boat or a Nissan Altima and is selected from a random drawing of participants present at the weigh-in. Entry fee is $275 per two-man team per boat. The tournament is a pick your partner format with prizes awarded to the top 30 teams based on the total weight of the fivefish limit and a field of 300 boats. The first-place team will receive $2,000 with two War Eagle boats and trailers. Check-in will be at Performance Marine in Sardis on May 29 between noon and 4 p.m. For information, call tournament director Mike Boeckmann at 901-359-3796 or e-mail at, or call Bill Petrie, lake director, at 901-867-9634. All proceeds benefit the St. Jude Hospital.


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I realize most folks don’t care anything atall about hearing more on the subject of skunks, but so many readers wanted to know about washing with tomato juice after being sprayed — or better yet, after their dog or cat had been sprayed — that I felt compelled to do a follow-up column on the knowledge that I have acquired the past couple weeks after taking the offensive against our Brownspur stinkers. A reader from Texas was only one of the folks who oneupped me on the tomato juice bath, suggesting that a better solution would be a Bloody Mary Bath, a BM apparently being a common alcoholic remedy for certain illnesses which I really have no idea about, being a teetotaler. But many readers who endorsed the tomato juice bath also suggested adding vodka as an internal dosage, then rubbing down with the tomato juice while chewing on a celery stick. Whatever works. However, several other recipes for skunk-spray remedies were advanced — mustard rub-downs, vinegar baths, sardine juice rubs (I used my sardine juice to saturate my bread-slice baits for the skunks in question) and toothpaste. However many tubes of toothpaste it would take to effectively mask skunk scent on a 200-pound man, I’d hate to think about buying. But the Texas reader — an experienced skunk-woman her ownself, who claims to know the difference between a skunk and a polecat (it’s got something to do with the amount of white in the stripes, but she’s forgotten most of what she knows about that subject) — came up with a recipe that cries for sharing with the rest of the skunkweary rural residents of our great nation. I should warn you now that it sounds somewhat dangerous, perhaps even illegal, and your neighbors may notify the Department of Homeland Security if they get wind of your production. Her concoction consists of one quart of three percent hydrogen peroxide, 1/4th cup of baking soda and two tablespoons of dishwashing detergent (the sink kind, not the dishwasher kind). Mix these ingredients in a large bowl, for this stuff tends to boil up like an active volcano, she claims, since it’s “an oxygen generator.” Wash with this — I’m assuming one is by this point either outside or in the bathtub — while it is still foaming, “because it is the oxygen

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which reacts with the Thiols in the skunk stink to neutralize the odor,” she said. That word “Thiols” is not in my Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary, but then I ain’t ever been sprayed by a Texas skunk. However, I have a learned friend who says that a Thiol is a compound in which a sulfur atom replaces an oxygen atom. Sulfur Stink equals Rotten Eggs equals Skunk Juice. Understand now? That learned friend admits to a recent live-trap expedition to rid his shop of a tunneling skunk. The animal was humanely trapped but objected strongly to the removal of his cage from the property, to the extent that, “We couldn’t even get our breath!” Well, duh. Those Thiols have no oxygen atoms atall, do they? If this concoction sits around, Miz Tex claims, it will lose its power, since all the oxygen (which reacts with the Thiols, of course) will boil off. And, “Do NOT try to store it in an airtight container, because it will blow up.” See why you might be mistaken for a stinkin’ terrorist? Now, I can go along with washing in tomato juice, but I’d really want to witness someone (not in OUR bathtub, Betsy says) using and surviving this treatment before I would actually recommend it to my faithful readers. So, if you get sprayed by a skunk and feel desperate enough to try this Texas recipe, please have your next of kin document your actions from a safe distance and have them drop me a line at P.O. Box 6, Stoneville, MS 38776. Pictures of the operation would of course be helpful, especially if you can actually catch the reaction of those pesky little old Thiols when they are introduced to the foaming brew. Come to think of it, a combination of two remedies might be helpful here. Use the vodka from the Bloody Mary Bath recipe, taken internally, before mixing the Thiol-Cleansing recipe. In retrospect, I think I’d lean toward the first trial bath being outdoors instead of in a confined space like a bathtub, wouldn’t you?

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

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Jimenez tosses no-hitter vs. Braves ATLANTA (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched the first nohitter in the Colorado Rockies’ 18-year history and the majors’ first this season, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory Saturday night. Jimenez (3-0) walked six — all in the first five innings. He was helped by Dexter Fowler’s diving catch on Troy Glaus’ drive to left-center field in the seventh inning. “ Th at wa s u n b e l i ev able,” Jimenez said. “The way he dove, I was like unbelievable.” It’s baseball’s first no-hitter since White Sox ace Mark Buehrle threw a perfect game in a 5-0 victory over Tampa Bay on July 23, 2009. The San Diego Padres, New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays are the remaining teams without a no-hitter. Jimenez was at his best in the final innings, reaching the high 90s with his fastball through the last batter. In the ninth, Martin Prado popped out to second baseman Clint Barmes, Chipper Jones hit a fly ball to left field and Brian McCann grounded out to Barmes on Jimenez’s 128th pitch to end the game. Jimenez thrust his arms in the air and was swarmed by teammates as he celebrated history for himself and his franchise. The 26-year-old right-hander struck out seven and had an RBI single in the fourth inning. Randy Johnson was the last pitcher to hold the Braves hitless, when he was perfect against them in a 2-0 victory for Arizona on May 18, 2004. Jimenez began to establish himself as one of the majors’ top young pitchers last year, when he went 15-12 with a 3.47 ERA and a team-best 218 innings to help the Rockies win the NL wild card. He has a 1.29 ERA in three starts this year. Jimenez threw a major league-high 128 pitches against Atlanta, but the heavy workload is nothing new for the Dominican right-hander. He had at least 100 pitches in 29 of his 33 starts last year and finished with 3,570 total, second-most in the NL behind

A little pitching and a few hits went a long way — in some cases literally — for Mississippi State on Saturday. Chris Stratton threw Mississippi State’s first complete game of the season, Ryan Duffy hit two home runs, and the Bulldogs beat Tennessee 11-7 to even their weekend series at a game apiece. Stratton (4-3) scattered eight hits and allowed seven runs, six earned, with seven strikeouts and four walks. He threw 144 pitches. Offensively, Stratton was backed by three home runs. In addition to Duffy’s two bombs, Nick Vickerson hit a three-run shot during a sixrun seventh inning. Vickerson’s homer snapped a 5-5 tie and the Bulldogs never looked back. “The key to this game is we were able to start with a lead,” said MSU pitching

coach Butch Thompson, who served as acting head coach following the Friday night ejection and oneday suspenChris sion of John Stratton Cohen. “That helped us out a lot today. Chris struggled in the fifth inning when we fell behind 5-2, but we came right back and tied it. That was really big. Once we got it tied up, it gave him new life.” Duffy finished 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored for the Bulldogs (18-17, 4-10 Southeastern Conference). Charley Thurber homered and drove in two runs for Tennessee (18-18, 4-10).

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Colorado Rockies pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez delivers in the first inning Saturday. Jimenez pitched the first no-hitter in the Colorado

baseball St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright (3,614). “Probably after the seventh inning I was like ’Whoa, there’s only two innings left. I have a chance to do this,”’ he said. The Rockies have only one one-hitter in their history. Jason Jennings, Tom Martin and Brian Fuentes combined on a one-hit shutout in a 6-0 win over Oakland on June 20, 2006. The Braves had runners reach second base in the second, third and fourth innings, but Jimenez set down the final 15 batters after Jason Heyward walked leading off

Rockies’ 18-year history, and the first in the majors this season, dominating the Atlanta Braves in a 4-0 victory.

the fifth. “Thank God I was able to go back and get the guys out,” Jimenez said. “Thank God we got it.” Jimenez walked leadoff batter Melky Cabrera in the third, but Braves starter Kenshin Kawakami spoiled the chance with his bat and baserunning. After Cabrera walked, Kawakami bounced his attempted sacrifice bunt to Jimenez, who threw to second. Kawakami was safe at first and moved to second with two outs on Prado’s second walk. But with Chipper Jones at the plate, Kawakami was picked off second base by catcher Miguel Olivo to end the inning.

the save in the 19th and starter Mike Pelfrey finished for his first career save in a game that included 19 pitchers and lasted 6 hours, 53 minutes. St. Louis left the bases loaded in the 10th, 12th and 14th and stranded 22 runners, including 14 in extra innings. It was the longest game in the majors since Colorado beat San Diego 2-1 in 22 innings on April 17, 2008. Utilityman Joe Mather (0-1) became the first position

player to lose a game since shortstop Josh Wilson for the San Diego Padres in a 9-6 setback in 18 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks last June 7, according to STATS LLC. Mather hit for Colby Rasmus in the 10th and played center and third before taking the mound in the 20th for his first major league pitching appearance. The Mets jumped all over him.


Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez led off the game with a double and scored on Troy Tulowitzki’s sacrifice fly to left field. The Rockies added three runs with two outs in the fourth. After singles by Brad Hawpe and Ian Stewart, Jimenez drove in Hawpe with a single up the middle. Gonzalez added a two-run double. Kawakami (0-2) gave up eight hits and four runs in five innings. He had two walks and two strikeouts. Left-hander Jonny Venters, recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett earlier Saturday, gave up one hit in three scoreless innings in his major league debut.

Angel Pagan started the 20th with an infield single and advanced to third on Mike Jacobs’ base hit to right. Reyes followed with a fly ball to center field to give New York a 2-1 lead. It was the Mets’ longest game since they lost 8-6 to San Francisco in 23 innings on May 31, 1964, and the fourth longest in franchise history. It was tied for the second longest in Cardinals history.


Continued from Page B1. when you get off the bus you’re going to win. We had that in the middle of the season and we have to get it back.” The Vikings showed a scrappy side against Brandon (12-13) that only made the loss more frustrating. Joseph Veazey hit a solo homer in the bottom of the first inning, and Nick Gibert hit a two-run blast over the right field wall two batters later to spot the Bulldogs a quick 3-0 lead. WC tied it on a bases-clearing bloop double by White in the top of the second and took a two-run lead in the fourth. De Kelley led off the fourth with a double, stole third and scored on an errant throw by Veazey. Two infield singles and an error loaded the bases with no outs, but WC only managed to get one more run for a 6-4 lead and left two men on base. “I have amnesia when that stuff happens,” WC coach Josh Abraham said of his team’s missed chance in the fourth inning. “But that obviously hurt. That was a big

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Mets outlast Cardinals 2-1 in 20 innings ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jose Reyes hit a sacrifice fly in the 20th inning and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 on Saturday night in the longest game in the majors in two years. Jeff Francoeur also had a sacrifice fly for New York in the 19th inning, snapping a scoreless tie, but Yadier Molina singled in Albert Pujols with two out in the bottom half. Francisco Rodriguez (1-0) got the win despite blowing

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chance to blow it up and we didn’t get it done.” Veazey followed a two-out error with a game-tying, tworun double in the bottom of the fourth. Davis led off the sixth with a single, stole second, then scored when left fielder Colby Key misplayed Patrick Howard’s single. Two wild pitches, a passed ball and an RBI single by Carey Taylor led to two more insurance runs for Brandon. “Mistakes do kill you, but those mistakes weren’t what beat us,” Abraham said. WC’s bats, meanwhile, went silent after the fourth inning. Brandon’s Andy Olmsted struck out four in three innings of scoreless relief. The only hit he allowed was a single to Beau Wallace in the sixth. Wallace was later thrown out trying to steal second base for the final out of the inning. “He had a curveball that could pick you off and he started with the fastball. That threw us off with the slow pitches,” White said.

Vicksburg 10, Lawrence County 8 Clyde Kendrick’s two-run double broke a 6-all tie in the top of the sixth inning, and Vicksburg High (16-9) went on to beat Lawrence County. Jacob Thomas homered, doubled and drove in three runs for Vicksburg, while Kendrick, Lamar Anthony, Jonathan Clay and Cody Waddell all had two hits apiece. The Gators were coming off a a tough division doubleheader against GreenvilleWeston on Friday night. They swept the Hornets, 12-8 in eight innings in game one and 11-9 in game two. VHS scored five runs in the seventh inning to tie game one, all after Greenville’s catcher dropped a third strike that would have ended the game. Vicksburg controls its own destiny in the race for the Division 4-6A championship. It can finish first by beating both Clinton and Warren Central this week.

From staff reports Ole Miss’ weekend road trip to South Carolina is turning into anything but an enjoyable experience. South Carolina scored seven runs in the second inning and went on to beat Ole Miss for the second straight day Saturday, 9-5. Christian Walker’s grand slam highlighted the big inning, which featured seven hits for the Gamecocks (28-7, 11-3 Southeastern Conference). “South Carolina was able to put the big inning together and was just locked in on Aaron Barrett early,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We didn’t make any errors in the field, but we have to make the plays to get us out of innings.” Sam Dyson struck out six in 6 1/3 innings and allowed five runs, none of them earned, on four hits to earn the win for South Carolina. Barrett lasted just 3 2/3 innings for Ole Miss (23-13, 7-7) and took the loss. All eight runs he allowed were earned. Tim Ferguson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored for the Rebels and Matt Smith had two RBIs. Adrian Morales was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored for South Carolina, and Brady Thomas was 3-for-4 with a solo homer. The win kept the Gamecocks one game ahead of Florida in the SEC East, but coach Ray Tanner said he’s not at all comfortable. “It’s because of this league


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Marshall 6, USM 3 A day after scoring 16 runs on 18 hits, Southern Miss only managed three runs on five hits and lost game two of its weekend series at Marshall. Kirby Pellant went 3-for-4 for Marshall (14-20, 5-6 Conference USA) and Alfredo Brito was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. Victor Gomez’s two-run double in the seventh broke a 3-3 tie and gave Marshall the lead for good. The Thundering Herd added an insurance run in the eighth on Pellant’s RBI single. Todd McInnis scattered eight hits and allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings for Southern Miss (18-15, 2-6), but took the loss. He walked two and struck out one. He left with the game tied and a runner on third. Although reliever Cody Schlagel gave up Gomez’s double, the go-ahead run and the loss were charged to McInnis. “I thought Todd settled in and gave us a chance after a rough first inning, but once again we did not get much run support for him,” Southern Miss coach Scott Berry said. “ I do not know what the answer is but this has happened several times now where we cannot give him any help.”

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QB battle still raging at Mississippi State STARKVILLE (AP) — Mississippi State began spring practices without a clear-cut starting quarterback for the fall, and it has ended much the same way. Junior Chris Relf and redshirt freshman Tyler Russell both vied for the starting job in Saturday’s Maroon and White Game in front of 34,127 fans, the largest crowd ever to watch a spring football game in the state of Mississippi. The Maroon squad won 26-13. Relf completed his first four passes and finished 13-of-24 with two touchdowns. He also had four rushes for 19 yards. Russell made a few big plays with the White squad but wasn’t as effective at moving the ball down the field. “There’s so long before we play,” coach Dan Mullen said. “But I saw a guy out there

college football who’s been in some big game situations in front of big crowds and a guy who hasn’t.” Last season, Relf was Chris 22-of-41 passRelf ing and ran for 500 yards in a reserve role to starter Tyson Lee. But he played his most significant minutes in a season-ending 41-27 win over rival Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl, leaving him as the front-runner for the starting job. “I feel the best man should win the job,” Relf said. “Whoever works the hardest and learns the system the

best should be the starting quarterback.” Russell finished the game 12-of-27, but was sacked three times and threw two interceptions. He was replaced in the fourth quarter by fellow redshirt freshman Daniel Stegall. Today was the first time fans have seen Russell in action since he led Meridian High School to a 6A state championship in 2008. “Being out there in front of the crowd, it was a little difficult at first to get a rhythm going,” Russell said. “I think I could’ve put my team in some better situations, but I think I needed that. I needed to get out here, get some experience and see what it’s like.” Both players have spent time working with the first team this spring and Mullen’s final

decision likely won’t be made until months from now, if he makes one at all. “We’re going to play whoever’s ready in the fall,” Mullen said. “If it’s one, it’s one. If it’s two, it’s two.” Mullen, an offensive coach who will be starting the second season of his first head coaching job in the fall, has utilized a two-QB system before with some success. As offensive coordinator of the Florida Gators in 2006, he meshed the skills of Chris Leak and Tim Tebow to lead the Gators to a national championship. “I love to play two,” Mullen said. “I’ve played two everywhere I’ve been. Florida, Bowling Green; it’s a great luxury to have.” The Bulldogs open the 2010 season on Sept. 4 at home against Memphis.

Cleveland coasts past Chicago in rout CLEVELAND (AP) — They’ve got more depth. They’ve got more size. They’ve got Shaq. And, of course, they’ve still got LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a different look this postseason. “We,” James said, “have the look of a champion.” Completely healthy and well rested, the Cavaliers took their first step toward an NBA title on Saturday as James scored 24 points and Shaquille O’Neal looked and played 10 years younger in a 96-83 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series. O’Neal, playing for the first time since tearing a thumb ligament on Feb. 25, had 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 24 minutes as the top-seeded Cavs won a testy opener between two teams that obviously don’t care for each other. “I have no friends in that locker room, except for Danny Green,” said Chicago’s Joakim Noah, who was plagued by foul trouble and booed for much of the game by Cleveland fans. “I don’t really know nobody on that team and I don’t really care. I just want to win.” The Bulls, who trimmed a 22-point deficit to seven in the fourth quarter before wearing down, will get a chance to even the best-of-seven series Monday night in Cleveland. Derrick Rose had 28 points and 10 assists for Chicago, which had the misfortune of being the first team to face the Cavs in these playoffs. Cleveland has been rebuilt for a championship, adding starters O’Neal, Antawn Jamison and Anthony Parker to a team that made it to the Eastern Conference finals last year. After they were eliminated last May by Orlando, the Cavaliers went out and traded for O’Neal, a four-time NBA champion and icon. O’Neal was brought in not only to combat Magic center Dwight Howard but to help James win

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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James dunks against the Chicago Bulls during Game 1 of a first-round NBA playoff series

nba playoffs his first title and deliver Cleveland its first in any major pro sport since 1964. The Cavs need 15 more wins to get it. “Everyone knows it’s the first team to 16 wins,” O’Neal said. Williams added 19 points and 10 assists, and Jamison, acquired at the trade dead-

on Saturday. James scored 24 points to lead the Cavs to a 96-83 victory.

line from Washington, had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Cleveland blocked 12 shots — 10 in the second half. James was his usual MVP self, making plays at both ends. But unlike past postseasons, he doesn’t have to do it alone this time. O’Neal, who upon arriving in Cleveland promised to “win a ring for the King,” looked

remarkably sharp despite missing the Cavs’ final 23 games after undergoing surgery to fix his thumb. He dropped 20 pounds while he was sidelined by watching his diet and swimming. “This is very vital for me, vital for everybody,” he said. “I wanted to come back extra, extra ready. This is the time we have to be ready.”

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Upstart Thunder set to face mighty Lakers LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two days of long practices and bonding over a steak dinner have the Los Angeles Lakers ready to defend their NBA championship. They’ll begin today against All-Star Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder, whose youth and speed the Lakers will counter with Kobe Bryant and experience. Durant led the NBA in scoring with 30.1 points; Bryant was fourth-best with 27.0. After stumbling through the end of the regular season, the Lakers are feeling good about themselves thanks to Bryant’s improved health and the return of Andrew Bynum. Bryant sat out four of the final five games to rest a swollen right knee and a broken index finger on his right hand. He’s got a bum ankle, too. But he said the time off has revived him. Bynum missed 13 straight games because of a strained right Achilles’ tendon. He said there was no pain or swelling after practice Saturday, and coach Phil Jackson said he hopes Bynum can play the game’s first eight minutes. “I wish we were going already,” Bynum said. He averaged 19.3 points on 63 percent shooting in the first three meetings against the Thunder. Overall, the Lakers won three of the teams’ four games, including two by three points. Although Bynum’s game conditioning is rusty, the Thunder have no one who can defend him. “They’ve got so many weapons, from the first man to the end of the bench,” Durant said. “It’s going to be tough.” Bynum and Pau Gasol give the Lakers two 7-footers to patrol the paint, something

on tV 2 p.m. ABC - Okla. City at L.A. Lakers, Game 1 4:30 p.m. TNT - Charlotte at Orlando, Game 1 7 p.m. TNT - San Antonio at Dallas, Game 1 9:30 p.m. TNT - Portland at Phoenix, Game 1 Derek Fisher compared to “playing volleyball above everyone’s heads.” Bynum’s return means Bryant goes from playing a wing position to the guard spot, while Lamar Odom regains his role of sixth man. “He’s another guy we can use to attack a team in the middle and break defenses down, which allows our perimeter guys to do their things better,” Fisher said about Bynum. “We’ve seen a lot of things that show up when Andrew’s not out there. The key is for him to stay out there.” A year ago, the Lakers were motivated to win it all by the sting of losing to Boston in the 2008 finals. Now, they’re the defending champions trying to make a third consecutive appearance in the finals. “The second time around you think you can get there faster. It actually takes longer,” Fisher said. “That’s the difficult part about winning multiple championships. People know you’re coming the second time down the road. There’s trees laying out in the middle of the road, there’s spikes laying out, the highway patrol is waiting for you. You got to slow down a little bit. It’s a totally different road to the title. It’s hard to convince yourself that it’s a different road.”


Hawks show no fear of the deer in Game 1 By The Associated Press For one magnificent half, the Atlanta Hawks did nearly everything right. They made shots. They blocked shots. They dunked and defended and did their best to run Milwaukee out of the building. One half was all they needed Saturday to get off to a good start in the playoffs. Led by Joe Johnson and getting production from all their key players, the Hawks blitzed the Bucks before halftime, survived a lackluster showing over the final two quarters and held off Milwaukee 102-92 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series. “We probably played as good in the first half as we’ve played all year,” Atlanta coach Mike Woodson said. “We jumped them right away.” The Hawks had mismatches all over the court, taking advantage of the gruesome injury that took out Bucks

center Andrew Bogut two weeks ago. The home team never trailed, building a 20-point lead in the first quarter and going to halftime with a 62-40 edge. Milwaukee made a game of it led by Brandon Jennings, who scored 34 points in his playoff debut. But the rookie didn’t have nearly enough help against the No. 3-seeded Hawks, making their third straight playoff appearance and hoping to break up the expected ClevelandOrlando duel in the Eastern Conference. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night in Atlanta. “When you get ahead by so much, you kind of get lackadaisical,” Hawks guard Mike Bibby said. “Basketball is a game of runs. They made a run at us. The main thing is we withstood it.” The short-handed Bucks were making their first play-

off appearance since 2006, and that inexperience showed even though Jennings tried to take matters into his own hands. He took 25 shots, making 14 of them, and accounted for more than a third of his team’s points. “Not having Andrew Bogut, I have to go back to playing the way I was at the beginning of the season,” Jennings said. “I have to be more aggressive if we’re going to have any chance to win.”

points after averaging 33.7 in three regular-season games against Boston. Allen also scored a career playoff high 14 points, and Paul Pierce led Boston with 16. Quentin Richardson added 15 for Miami. Game 2 is Tuesday night in Boston.

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1964 Jackie Kennedy interviews to be published in September 2011 By Hillel Italie AP national writer NEW YORK — During the first half of 1964, just months after her husband was assassinated, Jacqueline Kennedy sat for seven interviews with historian and family friend Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. They met at her home in Washington, D.C., where the former first lady discussed her marriage, her White House years, election-year campaigning and her husband’s thoughts about a second term. The interview is part of what became the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s Oral History and, at Jacqueline Kennedy’s request, was kept sealed for an indefinite time. She died in 1994. Now, with the 50th anniversary of her father’s inauguration coming next year, daughter Caroline Kennedy is allowing the conversations to be widely released. In September 2011, Hyperion will publish the transcripts and release 6 1/2 hours of audiotape, providing a new and extended opportunity to hear the famously breathy voice of Jacqueline Kennedy discuss topics she rarely touched upon in public. Caroline Kennedy will serve as editor and write an introduction for the book, currently untitled, and a historian will provide annotation. (Schlesinger, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, died in 2007.) “My mother’s passion for history guided and informed her work in the White House,” Kennedy, president of the Kennedy Library Foundation, said in a statement Tuesday issued by Hyperion. “She believed in my father, his vision for America, and in the art of politics, and felt it was important to share her knowledge and excitement with future generations. It is

The interview is part of what became the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s Oral History and, at Jacqueline Kennedy’s request, was kept sealed for an indefinite time. She died in 1994. was a speechwriter for President Kennedy. “So my guess is that these interviews are going to be really interesting. She probably felt freer talking to Arthur and I would expect the conversations were more freewheeling and insightful.” Caroline Kennedy has published several books with Hyperion, including a collection of her mother’s favorite poems, and has worked for years with editor Gretchen Young, who acquired the book and audio and electronic rights. Kennedy’s literary representative, Washington attorney Robert Barnett, declined to discuss specific financial terms, but said there was no auction for the book. Proceeds will be shared with the Kennedy library foundation, based in Boston. “These interviews offer a remarkable window into the intelligent, courageous and keen observer that Jacqueline Kennedy was,” Hyperion president and publisher Ellen Archer said in a statement. “Readers will be riveted.”


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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis speak at a publishing party in New York City in 1978. a privilege for me to honor the memory of my parents by making this unique history available.” According to Hyperion, the interviews will cover everything from early campaigns to the Cuban Missile Crisis to Jacqueline Kennedy’s role as first lady. “In these conversations, Mrs. Kennedy shares revealing insights into the politics and personalities of

the day,” Hyperion said in a statement. Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, who knew both Jacqueline Kennedy and Schlesinger, said the interviews might be as close as we’ll ever get to a memoir from the late first lady. She noted that Kennedy did cooperate with biographer William Manchester around the same time (Kennedy later reportedly forced Manchester to remove some

new On the shelves The Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library reports on new books regularly: • “Play” by Stuart Brown shows how it — play — shapes the brain, opens the imagination and invigorates the soul. The author, a leading expert on play behavior, says play is anything but trivial. It is a basic biological drive as integral to our health and functioning as sleep or nutrition. Play provides the glue for our relationships and fuels our creativity. In short, we are designed by nature to flourish through play. The benefits have profound implications for child development and parenting; education and social policy; business and productivity; and even the future of our society. • “Why We Make Mistakes” by Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error — how we think, see, remember and forget, and how this sets us up for mistakes. In his quest to understand our imperfections, Hallinan delves into psychology, neuroscience and economics, with forays into aviation, consumer behavior, geography, football, stock picking and more. He discovers that some of the same qualities that make us efficient also make us error-prone. We learn to move rapidly through the world, quickly recognizing patterns — but overlooking details. This is why 13-yearold boys discover errors that NASA scientists miss and why you can’t find the mustard in your refrigerator. • “Keep Your Brain Alive” by Lawrence C. Katz and Manning Rubin introduces Neurobics, a unique brain exercise program based on the latest neuroscience research. These deceptively simple exercises help stimulate the production of nutrients that grow brain cells to keep the brain younger and stronger. Neurobics uses the five senses

The interviews are a key part of the library’s planned celebration of the anniversary of the Kennedy inaugural. Other materials expected to be made public include “memos and correspondence from the White House relating to Mrs. Kennedy’s White House restoration project, White House entertaining, travels abroad, relationship with the press and historic preservation.”

Online Don’t forget to check out the library’s blog at wcvpl. in unexpected ways and shakes up everyday routines. The exercises are offbeat, fun and can be done anywhere, anytime. • “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey” by Jill B. Taylor is her story. On Dec. 10, 1996, Jill B. Taylor, a 37-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke. A neuroanatomist by profession, she watched in four brief hours her own mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write or recall anything. Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient and understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. • “The Woman Who Can’t Forget: The Extraordinary Story of Living with the Most Remarkable Memory Known to Science” by Jill Price welcomes us into her life. She is the first diagnosed case of a memory condition called hyperthymestic syndrome— the continuous, automatic, autobiographical recall of every day of her life since she was 14. Give her any date from that year on, and she can tell you what day of the week it was, what she did on that day and any major world event or cultural happening that took place — as long as she heard about it that day. • “Head Cases: Stories of Brain Injury and Its Aftermath” by Michael Paul Mason takes us into the dark side of the brain in an astonishing sequence of stories. Mason is one of an elite group of experts who rush to the scenes of tragic

accidents and coordinate care that can last a lifetime. On the road with Mason, we encounter survivors of brain injuries as they struggle to map and make sense of the new worlds they inhabit. We meet a snowboarder whose life became permanently surreal after an errant jump, an “ultraviolent” child who lost the brain’s instinctive check on the impulse to strike out at others, a young man who cannot cry and several Iraq war veterans whose odd maladies suggest that brain injury will be the war’s most conspicuous legacy. • “Treating the Brain: What the Best Doctors Know” by Dr. Walter G. Bradley gives us an easyto-read book with the latest information about the complex and fascinating brain we rely on and what we should expect when a doctor’s care is needed. Drawing on his 40 years of experience and using case histories as examples, Bradley explains exams, causes and treatments available for Alzheimer’s disease, migraines, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. • “Keep Your Brain Fit” by Gareth Moore offers 101 ways to tone your mind. Just like your body, your mind needs exercise to stay in top condition. By working up a cerebral sweat in this mental gym, you can turn your brain into a lean, mean thinking machine. This book tells you how to grow your intelligence in all directions through puzzles involving words, numbers, shapes and logic. As you stretch yourself, watch your mind power climb up the scale. Keep your brain active and youthful; it can actually get stronger as you age. •

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

passages about the family from his “The Death of a President”), but said that she was likely more candid with Schlesinger because he was a friend and because Kennedy knew she had control of the transcripts. “The times I met Jackie, I found that she had an incredibly straightforward, analytical understanding of the family,” said Goodwin, whose husband, Richard Goodwin,


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MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS James Woods, actor, 63; Rick Moranis, actor, 57; Melody Thomas Scott, actress, 54; Eric Roberts, actor, 54; Jane Leeves, actress, 49; Conan O’Brien, talk show host, 47; Eric McCormack, actor, 47; Melissa Joan Hart, actress, 34; America Ferrera, actress, 26. n DEATH Carlos Franqui — The Cuban writer and political activist who was an important figure in the Cuban revolution and later became one of the most outspoken critics of Fidel Castro, died Friday in Puerto Rico. He was 89. The son of a poor farmer, Franqui entered leftist political movements as a youth, joined and left the Communist Party and became a journalist who eventually joined Castro’s rebellion against dictator Fulgencio Batista.


Danny Glover among dozen arrested Actor Danny Glover and 11 others have been arrested in Gaithersburg, Md., during a labor union protest at the state headquarters of a food service company. Montgomery County police spokesman Capt. Paul Starks said Glover and others stepped past yellow police tape and were asked to step back three times at Sodexo headquarters. When they refused, officers arrested them, Starks said. They were issued citations for trespassing and let go.

Christina Applegate engaged to rocker Christina Applegate is engaged to marry musician Martyn Lenoble. Applegate’s publicist, Ame Van Iden, said Friday that the couple of two years became betrothed on Valentine’s Day. Applegate’s recent credits include TV’s “Samantha Who?” and the movie “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.” Lenoble is a founding member of the rock group Porno for Pyros.


George Washington’s book way overdue If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine. New York City’s oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years’ worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the “Law of Nations,” which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates.

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GASOLINE PRICES Average regular unleaded self-service prices as of Friday: Jackson.............................$2.69 Vicksburg .................$2.75 Tallulah .............................$2.78 Sources: Jackson AAA, Vicksburg and Tallulah, Automotive. com

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E-911 dispatcher gets center’s first award Aisha Williamson has been named the 2010 Dispatcher of the Year by the Vicksburg Warren E-911 Dispatch Center. Williamson, 36, was chosen by her peers for the center’s first such honor, awarded as part of National TelecommuniAisha cators Williamson Week. The Albuquerque, N.M., native has been a dispatcher since 2008 and was recently promoted to shift supervisor, E-911 director Jason Tatum said. “It’s awesome,” Williamson said. “I get to help people every day. It’s rewarding to me. I love my job.” National Telecommunicators Week ended Saturday and recognizes public safety telecommunicators.

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Along with the lagging economy, the addition of 500 hotel rooms in Vicksburg over the past year has led to the lowest occupancy rates seen in the area in at least three years. With fewer than half the city’s approximately 2,500 hotel rooms filled on average each night, some smaller motel operators have begun advertising rates as low as $25 a night. While most hotel operators said they expect rates to creep back up over the next few months, there is skepticism that rates will ever return to averages of $80 a night that were common less than two years ago. “Everyone is negotiating, and everyone has had to cut rates,” said Paul Patel, regional director of operations for Southern Hospitality Services, which owns and operates four hotels in Vicksburg. “We’ve cut ours by probably 20 to 30 percent.” Before the construction of six hotels in the area beginning in the summer of 2008, many in the industry said the days of $40 hotel rooms in Vicksburg were over. Occupancy and average daily rates, as reported to Smith Travel Research, peaked in September 2008, with 79.9 percent of rooms filled at an average of $81.50 a night. Since, both figures have tanked — bottoming out in December 2009, with the occupancy rate at 38 percent and the average daily rate at $69. The most recent numbers, from February, show occupancy rates recovering to 49.4 percent, and the average daily rate holding steady at $69. Julie Ford, sales and marketing director for MY Hospitality Services, which owns and operates five hotels in the city, said March and April numbers have been more promising. With the tourist season shifting into high gear, Ford said she doesn’t foresee motels continuing to advertise $25 or $30 stays much longer. “I expect those to go away

soon,” Ford said. “It’s beginning to pick up very quickly — sooner than expected — and I expect us to see even more gain over the next three months.” Like the rest of the market, MY Hospitality Services properties — which include the Wingate by Wyndham, Motel 6, Fairfield Inn, La Quinta and Days Inn — saw significant declines in occupancy in the last quarter of 2009, said Ford. While MY Hospitality properties were able to hold rates steady, Ford said more incentives were offered in an attempt to keep rooms filled. “We had to get very creative,” said Ford, who declined to speKATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT cifically outline Deluxe Inn on North Frontage Road advertises $29.00 per night rooms. any incentive packages due to the tight competition. “We’ve been offering a lot of extra things, Occupancy rates in Vicksburg over the past two years, as reported to Smith Travel Research: because once you begin lowering rates it’s very hard to 100% bring them back up.” Patel said he expects only marginal hikes in rates in the coming months, but doesn’t think average rates will see 80% their way back to the $80 mark anytime soon. “They’ll probably rise a 2008 little bit, but I don’t think there’s any way we’ll get 60% back to where we were even a year ago,” said Patel. 2009 “Everyone is getting used to negotiating, and a lot of people know they can get a 40% good deal if they ask for it.” 2010 While the addition of new rooms has certainly aided the slide in occupancy and average daily rates locally, 20% Patel said the economy is still hurting the industry across J

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board, former Republican National Committee chairman Mike Duncan, has bowed out as TVA chairman, saying he needs to free up time for political fundraising. A TVA e-mail said Duncan is remaining on the board. The panel at a meeting in Knoxville unanimously named Nashville venture capital executive Dennis Bottorff as its new chairman.

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Venture capital exec is new TVA chairman

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CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — Delta State University students heard Friday from executives whose businesses benefit from global connections. The International Business Symposium is sponsored by David Abney, chief operating officer for UPS and a 1976 Delta State graduate. Abney said he’s been sponsoring the program for the last five years because he wants business students to know globalism isn’t “all bad.” He said his company and others have been helped by global trade. Among those on a panel with Abney were John E. Crawford of Starkville, who owns a furniture retail and import/export business, and John A. James, chairman and CEO of James Group International, which offers international supply chain stores.

Economy tanks hotel occupancy, room prices

Carpenter bees not harmful to us, but are to woodwork I often get questions at this time of year about bumblebees making holes in the woodwork at homes, shops and sometimes even furniture. Truth is, the insects making those holes are not bumblebees — they’re carpenter bees. Carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumblebees. They, however, do not belong to the same entomological family, so their biology and habits differ. One of the most easily observed physical differences is that the top of the abdomen of a carpenter bee is slick and shiny, while a bumblebee’s is covered with black, white and yellow hairs. For those of you who are into scientific names, Xylo-


county extension director copa virginica is the primary species of carpenter bee found in Mississippi. Male carpenter bees — the ones with the white face — are hard to miss, especially when they hover in your face. These males are harmless, as they have no sting. The females, on the other hand, do have a sting but will generally not bite unless

forced. They are not aggressive. Unlike the males, who have the white dot in the middle of their faces, the females have a solid black face. The females also don’t have time to buzz about and entertain us with aerial acrobatics. They are too busy boring nesting galleries, laying eggs and collecting pollen to take back to the gallery. The galleries the females make are about 1/2 inch in diameter and might grow up to 2 feet long. They prefer making the galleries in soft, unpainted lumber such as pine, cypress or cedar. Some find it interesting that the females will reuse and enlarge old galleries from year to year, which weakens

timbers over time. The galleries also allow moisture to enter the wood, which speeds decay. Sealed or painted wood is seldom attacked by carpenter bees. However, it is sometimes impractical to paint exposed beams and rafters in barns or storage sheds, for example. Also, the unpainted, unfinished, rustic-looking wood is preferred by many homeowners. If you paint, it is important for the paint or sealant to be thick enough to cover the wood grain. Otherwise, the bees will bore through the paint as long as they can still feel the wood grain. The most effective way to control carpenter bees with insecticides is to apply small

amounts of insecticide dust directly into the galleries. Female bees are killed when they return to the gallery, and newly hatched bees are killed when they emerge. Dusts work better than liquid or aerosol because they remain in the gallery, where they will contact the bees rather than soak into the wood. Ask for an insecticide dust containing deltamethrin. There are several labeled for bee and wasp control.

• John C. Coccaro is county Extension director. Write to him at 1100-C Grove St., Vicksburg, MS 39180 or call 601636-5442. E-mail him at jcoccaro@ext.


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casino tax revenue Vicksburg’s five casinos pay a 3.2 percent revenue tax to the State of Mississippi that is divided — 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 state’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:

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Fiscal year 2009-10 to date City................................$2,603,051 County.........................$1,075,807 Schools............................$292,001 February 2009 City....................................$582,736 County.............................$274,017 Schools.............................. $74,500 Fiscal year 2008-09 to date City................................$2,931,278 County.........................$1,198,314 Schools............................$325,273

local occupancy rates Occupancy rates and average daily rates at 13 of Vicksburg’s 32 hotels and motels during February, as reported to Smith Travel Research. February 2010 Occupancy rate.............49.9% Average daily rate.........$69.27

Year to date 2010 Occupancy rate.............43.9% Average daily rate.........$69.56

February 2009 Occupancy rate.............46.7% Average daily rate.........$72.03

Year to date 2009 Occupancy rate.............46.8% Average daily rate.........$72.89

sales tax The City of Vicksburg receives 18.5 percent of all sales taxes collected by businesses in the city limits. Here are the latest monthly receipts: February 2010..........$556,997 February 2009..........$606,755 Fiscal year to date.$2,944,964 2009 fiscal year to date $3,189,020 RELEASE DATE—Sunday, April 18, 2010

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won’t know what to expect, said Kelly O’Keefe, managing director of the Brand Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. Crocs should skip the heels and stick to its strengths, said Laura Ries, president of the Ries & Ries brand strategy firm in Atlanta. “There’s plenty of competition with pretty shoes,” Ries said. “But to have one that is ugly, good and comfortable? That’s what their strength is in, and they should stay closer to that.” But Crocs, based in Niwot, Colo., feels strongly it needs more styles so it can cater to more tastes and sell more shoes. With the new spring and summer collections there are 120 styles now, ranging from ballerina flats for women to trail shoes for men. In a television ad running on Lifetime, Bravo, and during prime-time shows such as “Modern Family,” a woman comes home, presumably from work. A pair of pink Croslites wait for her and take off her high heels. They slip a new style — low-wedge casual Crocs — onto her feet and she ©2010out. Tribune Mediathe Services, Inc. goes back “Feel love” flashes across the screen.


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George Cronia, left, talks with Hampton Inn & Suites sales representative Elyce Slaughter as he looks over a packet she prepared for him to hand out at the Carr Central High School

Reunion meeting Friday. Cronia said he will pass out the information at the meeting and “let the chips fall as they may.”

the nation. “We have hotels in markets that haven’t had additional rooms added, and we’ve seen numbers decline there, too,” said Patel. “We’re getting hit here from both sides, and we would still be affected even if we didn’t have the additional rooms, but I don’t think quite as much.” In addition to the city’s 32 motel and hotels, Vicksburg is also home to 14 bed and breakfast inns that have about 100 rooms collectively. No other hotels are under construction currently, and plans for two additional properties have been scrapped over the past year.


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THIS & THAT from staff reports

Vicksburg native co-producing play A Vicksburg native and actor is producing a play. Jason Dottley will coproduce “Yellow” with Los Angeles playwright and director Del Shores. The ficJason tional Dottley drama takes place in Vicksburg. Dottley has starred and had producing roles in Shores’ “Sordid Lives: The Series” and Shores’ “A Sordid Affair.” His single, “Party Round the World,” hit the Top 20 Billboard charts. “Yellow” will open May 29 and run through July 25 in Los Angeles. Dottley’s grandparents live in Vicksburg. They are Kayo and Nina Dottley.

A praying woman

Eunice Phillips’ prayer notebook

Eunice Phillips’ friends say she has hotline to heaven Don’t call Eunice Phillips on a Friday. She’ll be busy. That’s her day for fasting and prayer. Eunice is a firm believer in theScripture that says some things come to pass because of fasting and prayer. She doesn’t eat from Thursday night until Friday night. She begins her prayers about 7 in the morning, and the next three or so hours she spends in prayer. “First, I pray for my family, then my church family and then for others,” she said. Her intercessory prayers are for numerous people with problems, not just from this area. Calls come in every week, she said. Some of her friends believe that she has a hotline to heaven, for her prayers always get answers — though not necessarily what you might want. “I discovered America on May 14, 1911,

Knitting 101 set for June by SCHF The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation will present Knitting 101 June 5 and 12. Leslie Tedder will teach the class, set for 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $35 for SCHF members and $40 for nonmembers. Participants must bring size 11 knitting needles, Redheart acrylic yarn and a row counter. Reservations are required. For more informatin, call 601-631-2997 or e-mail

Junior Ranger Day at park is Saturday The Vicksburg National Military Park will host Junior Ranger Day April 24 as part of National Park Week, which runs through April 25. The event for ages 7 and older, will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the USS Cairo. Rangers will give weapon demonstrations and present military drills, as well as offer hands-on activities. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Activities are free.



in Sunflower County, Miss.,” she said, so she’ll be 99 in less than a month. That makes her the second oldest member of the Church of the Nazarene — her friend Annie Stanford will soon be 100. Eunice joined the church in 1937, and the only singing she has ever done was for the children in the Sunday school classes she taught. “I don’t sing, but I try to,” she said. “I’ve always loved children. My stepmother had 12 — there were six in my own family — so there were 17, as one died,” she said. Of course, their ages were staggered, so she was often the baby sitter. “I was more interested in the children than in boys. So, instead of going on a date, I’d take care of the children.” That changed, however, when the family moved to Blytheville, Ark., and she met her future husband, Barney Phillips, at a baseball game. They soon married — it See Phillips, Page C6.

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St. Al, Francis grads look to 50th events The St. Aloysius High School and St. Francis Xavier Elementary classes of 1960 will celebrate their 50th anniversary next weekend. Events include a gathering Friday night and Mass said by the Rev. John Vollor Saturday at 4:30 and 5:30 at St. Paul Catholic Church. The annual alumni banquet will be at 7 at St. Michael Catholic Church. A breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at Ameristar Casino. Call 601630-9762 for information.

Youth symphony to perform at JSU The Mississippi Youth Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at 3 p.m. April 25. The show, featuring Strings I and II, the intermediate orchestra and the advanced orchestra, will be at the F.D. Hall Music Center at Jackson State University. Admission is free. Call 601-953-1768 for information. The MYSO is the youth arm of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.

Eunice Phillips smiles as she talks about her life and her upcoming 99th birthday.

Relay for Life kicks off Friday night at Warren Central By Manivanh Chanprasith Warren County’s 2010 Relay For Life, a major fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, will be Friday night at Warren Central High School’s stadium. “This year’s theme is Birthday Party,” said Kristy Cole, chairman of the allnight event. “The American Cancer Society is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Every team will get to pick its type of birthday party. We’ll have luaus, cowboy parties, Mexi-

if you go Warren County’s 2010 Relay For Life is set for Friday at Warren Central High School’s stadium. The event will be open to teams from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and open to the public from 7 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $2 per person or $10 for a family of five or more. To register to walk or to join a team, visit To purchase a luminaria for $10, visit can fiestas.” The Relay will be open to teams from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and to the public from 7 to midnight. New this year will be live entertainment.

APO, a local variety band, will take the stage from 7:30 to 9, and Rewind, another local band, will play from 10:30 to midnight. Bowmar Baptist Church Praise Band

will perform from 9 to 10, before a luminaria ceremony honoring those who have died of cancer. Luminaries will be sold for $10 each, and the bags can be decorated. “We’ll have the praise band before the luminaries to uplift people,” Cole said. “We’re going to take time and remember those we lost to cancer.” The 2010 Relay will also feature games, children’s activities and food. Fees will be from $1 to $5 per activity. This year’s fundraising goal is $100,000.

“A lot of the money is used locally,” Cole said. Making a return this year will be the Vicksburg Main Street Program’s Paint the Town Purple campaign. “Downtown merchants will decorate their windows purple,” Main Street Executive Director Kim Hopkins said. “Purple represents Relay For Life, and it’s a way for merchants to show their support.” Decorations will remain on display through the month.


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Farm equipment on display at Tupelo auto museum The Tupelo Automobile Museum will display its annual farming exhibit through Saturday. The exhibit, in addition to the museum’s collection of more than 100 classic and antique cars, will feature antique farm equipment, including tractors and pickups. Special admission is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 5-12 and free for children 5 and younger. The museum is located at 1 Otis Drive. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon to 5 Sundays. Call 662-842-4242 or visit

Two-day story time for kids at museum The Children Museum of Memphis will host storyteller Len Cabral at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 30 and at 2 p.m. May 1. Cabral is an award-winning storyteller and author who has been performing in the United States and Canada since 1976. Story time with Cabral is included in $10 museum admission. He will also hold two teachers workshops at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 1. Call Amanda LaMountain at 901458-2678, ext. 250, for more information and registration. The museum, located at 2525 Central Ave., is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 901-458-2678 or visit cmom. com.

Kentucky Headhunters to sing at Monroe event The first Louisiana Southern Fried Festival in West Monroe will run three days in May. The festival will feature country and Western bands, including headliners Kentucky Head Hunters and Burns and Poe, a rodeo, a barbecue cook-off and a lawn mower race, as well as food and craft vendors. The schedule: • May 28 — 3-11 p.m.; $15. • May 29 — 10 a.m.-11 p.m; $15. • May 30 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; $5. For veterans and children older than 5, tickets are $5 or $25 for a weekend pass. All

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from staff reports activities are at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, 2305 N. 7th St. Call 318-396-5000 or visit www.lasouthernfriedfestival. com for more information.

Louisiana native’s art on show at Masur An exhibit by Louisiana artist Don Cincone will be on display through May 8 at the Masur Museum in Monore. The Cincone Collection of the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council includes 18 paintings on loan from a New Orleans couple and the arts council. An Alto, La., native, Cincone attended Monroe Colored High School and Southern University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. He studied art in Europe while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army, as well as fashion illustration at the San Francisco School of Fashion Design. In 1979, he opened the Cincone Gallery and School of Painting in Monroe. Cincone’s awards include the 1970 Silver Medal of Arts and Sciences and the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council’s 2002 Outstanding Artist. The Masur Museum, located at 1400 S. Grand, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 318-329-2237 or visit

New Stage opens camps registration New Stage Theatre in Jackson is seeking participants for its 2010 Acting Minicamp and the Broadway Jr. Summer Camp Intensive. Early registration ends May 7. The mini camp, for firstthrough fourth-graders, will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 7-18. Cost is $200 per child and $250 after May 7. The summer camp, for sixththrough 11th-graders, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 21-July 18. Cost is $375 per student and $450 after May 7. Both camps will end with a performance. The camps will be at the Jane Reid Petty Theatre Center, 1100 Carlisle St. Call 601-948-3531 or visit www.

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A tractor that will be on display during the Tupelo Automobile Museum’s farming exhibit, which runs through Saturday

Hike, maze events set at Poverty Point Poverty Point State Historic Site will host two events Saturday. The Edible Wild Plants hike will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rangers will point out plants the people of Poverty Point might have used for food, shelter or medicine. During the Maze Craze, set for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants will attempt to advance through a course of ropes and posts by answering correctly questions about Poverty Point culture. Poverty Point, located in West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577, details the culture of area inhabitants from 1600 to 1300 B.C. Admission is $2

and includes access to the museum and video and tram tours. Children younger than 12 and seniors older than 62 are admitted free. Call 888-926-5492 or e-mail

Tennessee Williams on playbill at WCU William Carey University’s theater students will present a collection of Tennessee Williams’ one-act plays called “Tennessee Borders” ThursdaySaturday. Tennessee Four plays, Williams “The Last of My Solid Gold Watches;” “The Strangest Kind of

Romance” from the short story “The Malediction”; “The Lady of Larkspur Lotion”; and “Auto Da Fe”; will begin at 7 p.m. each night in the O.L. Quave Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior and military and $5 for students. Call 601-318-6221. Williams, an American playwright, was born in Columbus, Miss. He died in 1983 at age 71.

Natchez Trace to mark Park Week The Natchez Trace Parkway will celebrate National Park Week and Junior Ranger Day with events Saturday at the visitor center near Tupelo.

Events, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., are free. The center is at milepost 266, north of Tupelo. Call 800-305-7417 or visit for more information.

Tupelo library extends black history offerings “Black History after February,” a DVD lecture series sponsored by 3 Sisters Art & Collections, will take place April 29 in Tupelo. Dr. John Henrik Clarke will present his talk, “A Great and Mighty Walk,” at 6:30 p.m. at the A.M. Strange Library at 579 N. Green St. Call 662-791-0471 or e-mail for information.

local events & enteRtaInMent Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival

Vicksburg Theatre Guild

5 p.m. each Sunday through May 2, $15 per person at the door, reception after each concert; Today: pianist Minju Choi of South Korea, Crawford Street United Methodist, 900 Crawford St.; April 25: Hsiaopei Lee, Alexander Russankovsky, and Theresa Sanchez presenting music of Frederic Chopin, First Presbyterian chapel, 1501 Cherry St.; May 2: Mississippi Symphony Brass Quintet, Mary Harwood House, 600 Fort Hill Drive.

“Gold in the Hills”: July 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31; “Bad Seed”: May 7-9 and 14-16; Fairy Tale Theatre: June 24-27; all events at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m., Sunday shows at 2; $12 for adults, $10 for 55 and older, $5 for 12 and younger; 601-636-0471 or

Southern Cultural Heritage Center Reservations required for each event: 601-631-2997 or info@; Ballroom dance lessons: 5-7 April 25; the Cha-Cha; James Frechette, instructor; $20 per person; Drawing basics workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Jeanie Nicolson, instructor; $50 for members, $60 for nonmembers, supplies included; Digital photography workshop: 5:30-7 p.m. April 27 and May 4; Kathy Gibson, instructor; $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers; bring camera and batteries; Glass painting and firing workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 4 and 11; the Rev. Mark Bleakley, instructor; $60 for members, $70 for nonmembers; Chocolate Affair: 7 p.m. May 6; $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers; diners with event ticket will receive 10 percent discount at Cafe Anchuca, Duff’s Tavern & Grill, Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company and Roca.

14th annual Day of Caring 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday; sponsored by United Way of West Central Mississippi; meet at The Vicksburg Post parking lot on North Frontage Road; 601-636-1733.

Patricia A. Segrest 5K Sickle Cell Walk 9 a.m. Saturday; Vicksburg High School; $20 in advance, $30 day of event, $45 in advance for teams, $10 for children younger than 10; to register by mail: 106 Skyway Lane, Vicksburg MS 39183; 901-483-1906.

Attic Gallery traveling exhibit

“Mont Helena — A Dream Revisited” April 29-30 and May 1, 6-8 and 20-22; Mont Helena home on U.S. 61 North, between Rolling Fork and Anguilla; tickets: $45 plus $3 processing fee, available in advance only; call 662-8732080, fax 662-873-2450 or visit

Book-signings Murray Shugars: 7 p.m. April 30, “Songs My Mother Never Taught Me”; Margaret McMullan: 4-6 p.m. May 19, “Sources of Light”; William H. Dodson: 4-5:30 p.m. May 20, “If Only I Had Known: A True Story”; Lorelei Books, 1103 Washington St.; 601634-8624 or

22nd annual Pieces and Strings quilt show Through April 30; Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, 507 Market St., Port Gibson; free; 601-437-8905 or

• Breakaway — Variety; April 30-May 1 at Bottleneck; free. • Richard Marx — Contemporary; 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Bottleneck; tickets: $45-$50.

Eddie Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company 1100 Washington St., 601-638-1571 • 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays — Open mic. • 10 p.m. Saturday — High Frequency; $5 cover.

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. • 7 p.m. each first and third Tuesday — Soul Idenatee and Sounds Unlimited; free.

Jacques’ Cafe at Battlefield Inn, 4137 N. Frontage Road, 601-638-5811 • 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday — Karaoke in the lounge; free. • 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Richard Ahlvin; call for cover.

Beechwood Restaurant & Lounge, 4451 Clay St., 601-636-3761 • 7-10 p.m. Wednesday — Live music in lounge; free. • 9:15 p.m. Friday-Saturday — Glitter Boys; call for cover.

TNA Live! wrestling 7:30 p.m. April 30; Vicksburg Convention Center; tickets: $20 and up at convention center box office or BeBop Records, through Ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000.

Health Walk Program 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 30; Poverty Point State Historic Site, West Carroll Parish, east of Monroe on Louisiana 577; free; 888-926-5492. •

Mississippi Welcome Center, 4210 Washington St., 601-638-4269 • 1-4 p.m. each third Sunday — Old Time Music Society; free.

Roca Restaurant & Bar, 127 Country Club Drive, 601-638-0800 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays — Ben Shaw; free.

Through Saturday; Pearl River Glass Studio, 142 Millsaps Ave., Jackson; free; 601-638-9221.

Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St. 601-638-1000,

The Upper End Lounge, 1306 Washington St., 601-634-8333

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• BB Secrist — Oldies; tonight and Tuesday-April 25 at Cabaret Lounge; free. • Area Code — Variety; April 27-May 2 at Cabaret; free. • Sinamon Leaf — Variety; May 4-9 and 11-16 at Cabaret; free. • Band X — Variety; Friday-Saturday at Bottleneck Blues Bar; free.

• 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Live music; call for cover.

7 p.m. May 1; presented by Linda Sweezer Ministries and Vicksburg Family Development Service; Warren Central High School; free, but tickets required; 601-218-4160, 601-638-1336 or 601218-2479.

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Anna Katherine Melancon Engaged to marry Richard Neil Tillotson

Melancon, Tillotson to recite vows on June 12

Christie Nicole Turner Engaged to marry Adam Richard Burns

Turner to marry Burns on April 24 in Jackson Christie Nicole Turner of Byram and Adam Richard Burns of Clinton will be married at 6 p.m. April 24, 2010, at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. A reception will follow. Miss Turner is the daughter of Rhonda Webb of Water Valley and Layne Turner of Brandon. She is the granddaughter of Leoma Reed and the late Clovis Reed of Pattison and Harold and Judy Turner of St. George, Utah. Mr. Burns is the son of Ricky and Barbara Burns of Clinton. He is the grandson of Yaeko Leonard of Clinton, Wayne

Leonard of French Camp and the late Cecil and Leon Burns of Ethel. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Terry High School. She received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Mississippi State University. Miss Turner is an internal auditor for ServiceMaster in Memphis. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Clinton High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and systems engineering from Mississippi State University.

Ray and Nancy Melancon of Vicksburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Katherine, to Richard Neil Tillotson. Mr. Tillotson is the son of Rick and Julie Tillotson of Vicksburg. Miss Melancon is the granddaughter of Luke and Phyllis Mobley and Al and Merle Melancon, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Tillotson is the grandson of Harry and Nell Woods and Jack and Barbara Tillotson, all of Vicksburg. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Vicksburg High School, where she served as Missy Gators softball manager and was a member of the National Honor Society, Who’s Who and Student Council. She will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Mississippi College in May.

Miss Melancon is a care attendant at the Hudspeth Regional Center. The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Warren Central High School, where he was a member of the Beta Club, Key Club and Viking baseball team. He received an associate degree in landscape management from Hinds Community College and an associate degree in turfgrass management from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. M r. T i l l o t s o n i s a n accounts manager for Vision Landscapes. The wedding will be at 7 p.m. June 12, 2010, at Bovina Baptist Church. A reception will follow at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. All relatives and friends are invited to attend.


on March 2, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Stacey Bell, Gregory Bell and Della and Charlie Brown. • Michael W. and Samantha N. Palmertree announce the birth of a 6-pound, 15-ounce son, Cameron Cade, on March 4, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Carey and Linda Miller and Lonnie and Gale Beckham. • John F. Chambers Jr. and Chelsea L. Banks announce the birth of an 8-pound daughter, Kylee Renee Chambers, on March 5, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Bernard and Carolyn Banks and John and Minnette Chambers. The baby is welcomed by a brother, John Frank Cham-

bers III. • De’Roderick A. Dotson and Roshunda R. Truitt announce the birth of a 7-pound, 2-ounce son, De’Roderick Anton Dotson Jr., on March 5, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Sheeka Truitt, Otis Johnson, Annie Lee White Dotson and Roosevelt Dotson Jr. • Kimbreya Denise Maddox announces the birth of a 6-pound, 14-ounce daughter, Kymori Patrice Maddox, on March 5, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Lenora Williams and Gregory Rankin. • Dr. and Mrs. Matthew P. Miley of Clinton announce the birth of a son, Mattox William Wesley Miley, on March

Miss Clark to marry Mr. McDonald May 29 The engagement of Julie Denise Clark of Carlisle to Jerome McDonald of Hermanville is announced today. Vows will be exchanged at 3 p.m. May 29, 2010, at Greater White Oak M.B. Church in Carpenter. A reception will follow at Hinds Community College’s Red Room. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. Miss Clark is the daughter of Barbara Jean Clark of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Annie Laura Coleman of Carlisle. Mr. McDonald is the son of Oscar and Deloris McDon-

ald of Hermanville. He is the grandson of Victoria Henderson of Carpenter. The bride-elect is a 1992 graduate of Port Gibson High School, where she was a JROTC senior officer and a member of the Marching Band. Miss Clark is a deputy sheriff with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department. The prospective groom is a 1988 graduate of Port Gibson High School. He attended Hinds Community College. Mr. McDonald is employed with AT&T.

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forms proviDeD through area hospitals Clyde Sutherland and Michelle M. Jones announce the birth of a 5-pound, 15-ounce daughter, Ka’iJah Janay Jones, on Feb. 20, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Clyde and Linda McCoy and Hanna and Fred Jones. • William J. “Buddy” Johnston Jr. and Samantha L. Chick announce the birth of a 4-pound, 14-ounce daughter, Bessie Marie Johnston, on March 1, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are William Joseph Johnston Sr., Bessie Marie Johnston, Gary Arlen Donahoo and Sue K. Donahoo. • Eric Brown and Myo’Shanta Wardley announce the birth of a 6-pound, 10-ounce daughter, Eri’Shanta E’Myah Brown,

Julie Denise Clark Engaged to marry Jerome McDonald

a completeD form must be submitteD to be incluDeD in this listing 9, 2010, at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Raymond W. Handley of Athens, Tenn., formerly of Vicksburg. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Allen Miley of Clinton. Mrs. Miley is the former Carrie Handley of Vicksburg. • Jerome K. Parson and Eliza McCalpin announce the birth of an 8-pound, 4-ounce daughter, Kayla Shinya Parson, on March 9, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparents are Charlie and Della Brown. • Amber M. Savell announces the birth of a 6-pound, 12-ounce son, Kamarrion J. Savell, on March 9, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. Grandparent is Janet Savell.

april 24 • Andi Marie Hearn and David Allen Pugh 2 p.m. at Grand Gulf Military Park Reception to follow Family and friends are invited • Ashlea Elizabeth Crocker and Christopher Joseph Barnhill 5:30 p.m. at Bryn Rose Inn Reception to follow Attendance by invitation only • Christine Nicole Turner and Adam Richard Burns 6 p.m. at Mississippi Museum of Art Reception to follow

Quimby, Hazzlerigg recite vows March 13

Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Quimby Jr. The bride is the former Hollye Marie Hazzlerigg

William Joseph Quimby Jr. and Hollye Marie Hazzlerigg were married at 4 p.m. March 13, 2010, at Cedar Grove Mansion. Bob McDonner officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Connie Southerland and the late Pat Southerland of Vicksburg and Ed and Cathy Hazzlerigg of Las Vegas. She is the granddaughter of the late Sis and Tom Davis and Ed and Faye Hazzlerigg, all of Vicksburg, and Hazel Hazzlerigg of Brandon. The groom is the son of Winkie and George Hudson of Port Gibson and William Joseph “Billy Joe” Quimby Sr. of Vicksburg. He is the grandson of Bill and Mary Field and Robert and Marquida Quimby, all of Vicksburg, and George and Phyllis Hudson of Port Gibson. The bride’s chosen colors were pool and espresso. Maid of honor was Alaina Lipe of Vicksburg. Bridesmaids were Christy Lewis, Tammy Rasberry and Danielle Witty, all of Vicksburg; Dee Jay Mulliken of Ardmore, Pa.; and Lori Cioletti of McKinney, Texas. Wes Massey of Vicksburg served as best man. Grooms-

men were Hayden Quimby of Port Gibson and John Michael Allen, Rob Quimby, Scott Hazzlerigg and Payton Lipe Jr., all of Vicksburg. Ushers were Don Rasberry and James Massey, both of Vicksburg, and Carter Cioletti of McKinney. Flower girl was Grace Caroline Hazzlerigg of Madison. Ring bearer was John-Wyatt Massey of Vicksburg. A reception followed at the mansion. For a wedding trip, the couple traveled to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. They will make their home in Vicksburg. The bride is employed with United Parcel Service, and the groom is employed with the Vicksburg Fire Department.

Showers The bride and groom were honored with a couples shower hosted by Cindi Massey, Christy Lewis and Jannie Austin. Alaina Lipe and Rena Beth Burton honored the couple with a lingerie shower. Leeann Stuart, sister of the bride, honored the couple with a this-and-that shower.

Are you planning a wedding? The Vicksburg Post will publish an engagement announcement before the wedding date. The Sunday before the wedding, we will list your wedding in a roundup of those planned for the week. The wedding writeup and photo will run, as space allows, as soon as possible after the wedding. Wedding information submitted more than two months after the ceremony is too late for use. There is no charge to publish any of the announcements submitted within our time limits. Brides who submit information past the deadline or who wish to include additional details not requested on our forms (such as dress descriptions or decorations) may do so at a cost of 50 cents per word. A $100 fee will be charged to include a photo if the information is posted after our deadline. Information for engagement and wedding announcements should be submitted on forms provided by The Vicksburg Post. They are available at the newspaper office, 1601 N. Frontage Road, or online at Forms should be filled out in full, typewritten when possible or legibly written. A phone number on the form is required. Photos of the bride or couple should be close-ups when possible; unfiltered, glossy images in 5-by-7 or 4-by-6 reproduce best. Inferior quality photos will be refused. For more information, call 601-636-4545, ext. 131.


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Moose Lodge 1581

New Officers, from front left, are Beverly Cotton, chaplain; Elizabeth Fulgham, senior regent; C.J. Bontje, secretary-treasurer; Laura Bedgood, junior regent; and Terri Reeves, family involvement chairman. On the second row, from left, are Jane Reeves, recorder; Sandi McAdam, membership retention chairman; Wanda Reeves, health awareness chair-

man; Deborah Holloway, youth involvement chairman; Karen Etheridge, publicity chairman; and Virginia Weaver, college of regent chairman. Back row, from left, are Pat Johnson, academy of friendship chairman; Tammy Tapp, guide; Kim Maynard, star recorder chairman; and Elaine Lewis, assistant guide.

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Officers, from left, are Gene Maynard, administrator; Josh Etheridge, first-year trustee; Bob McAdam, junior past governor; Tommy Gray, third-year trustee; Greg Johnson, gov-

ernor; Chris Bontje, sergeant at arms; Mark Reeves, second-year trustee; David Cotton, prelate; and Dale McDuff, junior governor.

Iron Man, Bella, Robin Hood to fan film action this summer By David Germain AP movie writer LOS ANGELES — Hollywood heroes are expanding their age demographic this summer. With a new karate kid, a middle-age iron man, the return of the schoolgirl-teen wolfvampire love triangle, and a 1,500-year-old sorcerer, studios seem to have something for everyone from 9 to 999. The busy season starts May 7 with Robert Downey Jr. in heavy-metal mode again in “Iron Man 2,” as the billionaire inventor turned superhero fights public pressure to share his technology and faces a new enemy, Mickey Rourke, with his own arsenal of gadgets. Things never get easier, for an action hero or an actor hoping his sequel can outdo his blockbuster original. “I just thought it was going to be easier and more fun, but I thought, you know what? Maybe you’ve got to really roll up our sleeves,” Downey said. “We had to really, really, really redouble our efforts to kind of make it something that seemed it would stand next to the first one.” Hollywood’s onslaught continues with something new on the action and fantasy front virtually every weekend. Along with Iron Man, there are other familiar characters, led by Bella, Edward and Jacob, the lovesick threesome played by Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (releasing June 30). Part three has Bella preparing for high school gradua-

Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett in “Robin Hood”

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Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 2” tion amid a string of killings, vengeful bloodsuckers and her choice of a prom date — vampire Edward or werewolf Jacob. Other old friends: “The A-Team” (June 11), an update of the TV show with Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel in a tale of ex-Special Forces soldiers trying to clear their names after a frameup; “The Last Airbender” (July 2), M. Night Shyamalan’s adaptation of the TV cartoon about a youth with mystical powers that can reunite four warring nations; “The Karate Kid” (June 11), a remake starring Jaden Smith as an American youth who becomes a martialarts underdog with help from an unorthodox mentor (Jackie Chan); and “Robin Hood” (May 14), Ridley Scott’s new take on the 13th century hero, with Russell Crowe as the wily

bandit and Cate Blanchett as Maid Marian. Scott said he aimed to tell a story about a real man coming home to England from the wars, rather than the glossy legend that Robin Hood has become. “He’s a guy who’s been on the road, as opposed to a guy walking around with a feather in his hat and wearing a little green skirt. I never liked that Robin Hood. I couldn’t buy it,” Scott said. “The film starts to build the process of how Robin becomes Robin Hood. In a funny way, it’s like a prequel to Robin Hood.” Amid the familiar titles, Hollywood has a few new heroes coming. Angelina Jolie stars in “Salt” (July 23) as a CIA agent out to prove her innocence after a defector denounces her as a Russian spy. Also on the run is Jake Gyl-

lenhaal in producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s video-game adaptation “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” (May 28), about an adopted royal falsely accused of murder and battling for a magic dagger that can alter time. Nicolas Cage reunites with “National Treasure” creators Bruckheimer and Jon Turteltaub for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (July 16), playing an ancient wizard who takes on a protege (Jay Baruchel) in modern times to fight a scheming enemy. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz join up for “Knight and Day” (June 25), an action comedy about a rogue agent who drags a bystander into a deadly globe-trotting adventure of car chases, gunplay — and, of course, unexpected romance. “There’s a moment where he

could let me go out of it. It’s this moment that he decides. This is where the love story comes in,” Diaz said. With Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Inception” (July 16), director Christopher Nolan returns to the same midsummer weekend that brought his blockbuster Batman sequel “The Dark Knight” two years ago. DiCaprio stars as a man using technology to enter people’s dreams and steal their ideas. Since Nolan conceived the story a decade ago, technology has advanced in a way that makes the central notion — sneaking into other people’s minds — more resonant for audiences, he said. “There are concepts in the telling of the tale to do with alternate realities, to do with the way you would navigate through somebody else’s mind, that are very analogous to the way that you use even your iPod or menu systems. The way the Internet links people together,” Nolan said. “I think it was a more alien idea 10

years ago.” Other action and fantasy highlights: • “Predators” (July 9): Adrien Brody heads a band of human warriors stalked by alien hunters in this revival of the 1980s sci-fi franchise. • “Jonah Hex” (June 18): Josh Brolin and Megan Fox star in a supernatural Western about a gunslinger tracking a villain who aims to unleash hell. • “The Adjustment Bureau” (July 30): Matt Damon’s a politician battling mysterious forces aiming to squelch his romance with a ballerina (Emily Blunt). • “The Expendables” (Aug. 13): Sylvester Stallone directs and stars alongside Jet Li and Jason Statham in a tale of mercenaries betrayed on a mission. • “Killers” (June 4): The honeymoon’s over for newlyweds in this action comedy about a wife (Katherine Heigl) who learns her husband (Ashton Kutcher) is a hit man.

Starry cast brings new life to ‘Death at a Funeral’ THINK GRADUATION By Christy Lemire AP movie critic The original “Death at a Funeral” only came out about three years ago, so it may seem a bit soon to resurrect it. But director Neil LaBute and an all-star cast surprisingly breathe new life into the material. The British farce about an extended family coming together for a funeral, with elaborate hijinks ensuing, debuted in 2007 to mixed reviews and minimal box office. The main problem with director Franz Oz’s film was that it was all over the place in tone — veering between dry wit, scatological slapstick and sticky sentimentality — with dull sections that dragged in between. This new “Death at a Funeral” works better because at least it knows what it is. LaBute just goes for it, playing up the wilder elements of the story, of which there are plenty. And the hugely talented comic cast, led by Chris Rock,

film review Martin Lawrence and Tracy Morgan, is definitely up for such raunchy physicality. Now, LaBute would seem an odd choice for a family comedy, having made his name with far darker, crueler humor in movies like “In the Company of Men” and “The Shape of Things.” (He also directed Rock a decade ago in “Nurse Betty.”) But perhaps the twisted elements of the story appealed to him, including hallucinogenic drugs, a profane grandpa and a gay dwarf lover. Writer Dean Craig tweaks his own script for this nearly verbatim remake — it’s only a minute longer in running time — from chunks of dialogue to wardrobe details like a character answering the door sans pants. But the setting this time is the Los Angeles home of an upscale black family that’s lost its patriarch. Eldest son Aaron (Rock, who’s also one of the producers) just wants a dignified ceremony, but

signals trouble early when he looks inside the coffin and finds that the perfectly embalmed, peaceful-looking man lying there is not his father. Aaron’s wife, Michelle (Regina Hall), doesn’t help matters by reminding him she’s ovulating and demanding he do something about it; his mother (Loretta Devine) is also nagging him about giving her a grandchild, when she’s not bragging about Aaron’s younger brother, the successful author Ryan (Lawrence). Once the right corpse arrives, the other relatives

and friends who show up to pay their respects include cousin Elaine (Zoe Saldana) and her boyfriend, Oscar (James Marsden), whom her father doesn’t approve of; Norman (Morgan) and his buddy Derek (Luke Wilson), who’s still pursuing Elaine after a brief fling; and cantankerous Uncle Russell (Danny Glover), barking orders from his wheelchair. “Death at a Funeral,” a Sony Screen Gems release, is rated R for language, drug content and some sexual humor. Running time: 92 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

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Dolly Parton celebrates as theme park turns 25 in Pigeon Forge By Caitlin R. King The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Dolly Parton seems to live her life by the motto “Go big or go home.” With her signature theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., she did both. Parton opened Dollywood in 1986 on the site of what had been the Silver Dollar City theme park. The first year, 1.3 million visitors came. Now at the start of its 25th anniversary season, Dollywood has more than doubled in size to 150 acres, and over 40 million people have passed through its gates, with 2.5 million guests in a typical season. “I always thought that if I made it big or got successful at what I had started out to do, that I wanted to come back to my part of the country and do something great, something that would bring a lot of jobs into this area,” said Parton, 64, in a recent interview. “Sure enough, I was lucky, and God was good to me and things happened good. We started the park and 25 years later, we’re still at it.” Parton expanded her brand locally to include the Dixie Stampede dinner theater in 1988 and Dollywood’s Splash Country waterpark in 2001. All three together employ 3,000 people. When asked why she thinks Dollywood has been so successful, Parton didn’t hesitate. “Location, location, location. It’s a great place to be going right into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park,” she said. “We’ve got plenty of stuff to be entertaining for anybody that wants to come to this area, and all the beautiful things that are not mine, that are in this whole area. This is a wonderful place to visit, whether you get over to my businesses or not.” Dollywood is Tennessee’s No. 1 ticketed tourist attrac-

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Guests arrive to see Dolly Parton perform during the 25th anniversary celebration of the Dollywood Theme Park in March. tion and has been for over a decade. “They’ve created a lot of economic benefit for that entire region, which then sends an enormous amount of state and local tax to pay for education and keep other expenses to the community down,” said Susan Whitaker, Tennessee’s tourism development commissioner. Whitaker says over 88 percent of tourists drive instead of fly to attractions in Tennessee, particularly to Dollywood, and that leaves ripples throughout the state as visitors arrive. “People come in and they may spend one day or two days there, but they’re in the area and they’re going to spend money all over the place,” she said. Matthew Lambert from Knoxville, Tenn., has been a season passholder to Dollywood since 1995. There are many reasons he keeps coming back.

Dolly Parton waves to guests during the celebration.

Anthony Price, left, shows his daughters, Alison, 9, center, and Andrea, 7, photographs of the park. “I love the atmosphere,” he said. “Everytime you come here it’s like coming home. You see people that you know that are working there. Everybody’s friendly. The shows are amazing. The food is wonderful. The rides are great. It’s the whole experience. It’s the way a park should be, not a giant megaconglomerate, corporate run

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park.” That, and “They still have my favorite wooden coaster in the whole wide world, The Thunderhead,” he added. “I’ve ridden it over 1,900 times.” Theme parks, with their relatively high per-person admission, do not always fare well in recessions. Six Flags is struggling to emerge from

bankruptcy; Cedar Fair saw a 7 percent drop in attendance last year; and even Disney has offered incentives in the last two years like free admission on your birthday and free tickets for volunteers. Dollywood saw a 6 percent drop in attendance last year, but spokesman Pete Owens says the park attributes the decrease more to bad weather than the recession. Online ticket prices for oneday admission this year are $56 for adults, $45 for kids. New this season at the park is the Adventure Mountain challenge course, which cost $6 million to build. “We definitely want to

expand with new things every year, eventually with a resort,” said Parton. “We may eventually have Dollywoods in other parts of the country, where we can kind of be true to whatever’s going on in that part of the world.” No matter what, Parton’s pride for Dollywood will always exceed its size. “I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I’ve done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I’ve ever had come true. I am so proud of that I can’t even begin to tell you,” she said. “Dollywood is real special to me.”


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Steve Martin performs at Largo at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles.

Grammy winner Steve Martin takes his banjo on tour By Sandy Cohen AP entertainment writer LOS ANGELES — With no introduction or celebrity fanfare, Steve Martin steps onstage with the Steep Canyon Rangers bluegrass band, a banjo strapped to his chest. He’s not there to tell jokes, though he manages to squeeze in a few. He’s there to play music — songs from his Grammy-winning bluegrass album, “The Crow: New Songs for the FiveString Banjo.” Martin tells the crowd he met the band at a party in North Carolina, “but when we’re in California, I tell people we met in rehab.” With that, he begins to play, with such conviction and skill that he’s clearly not joking. A banjo player for 45 years, Martin says he wrote every song in the hourlong set, just as he did all 15 tracks on his album, which spent a year atop Billboard’s bluegrass charts. He toured the country playing banjo last year and is embarking on a second nationwide tour on Monday. The Steep Canyon Rangers serve as his backup band. The 64-year-old actor-writermusician says he fell in love with the banjo the first time he heard it during the 1960s folkmusic craze. “It was just the sound of it,” Martin said in an interview before taking the stage. “It was like my ears were trying to part away the other instruments and focus on what is that instrument, and I’ve always loved it.” He told the audience inside the 250-seat Largo theater that he appreciates the banjo’s “elements of sadness and melancholy — like the expression on my agent’s face when I told him I wanted to do a banjo tour.” When Martin talks about music with a reporter, though, there are no jokes. He approaches the subject with

the same earnestness and focus that he does his writing and acting projects, pausing intermittently to pick away on the banjo in his lap. After spending two months on the road with the Steep Canyon Rangers last year and winning a Grammy in January, Martin has become an accidental ambassador for the banjo and bluegrass music. He speculates that only half the crowd at any of his concerts are there for the bluegrass and banjo music, “but they all go away very happy.” Martin’s success with the banjo has boosted bluegrass, says Rangers leader Woody Platt. “Steve’s notoriety as a person, as a comedian, as an actor, I think is really wonderful for bluegrass music,” Platt says. “We’re a niche market and we need as many things as we can get to broaden the spectrum of listeners.” While Martin plans to keep up with writing (he has a novel coming out in November) and acting (his next film is “The Big Year” with Jack Black and Owen Wilson), it seems his heart is in his music. “I like it all, but I’m finding that certainly music introduces me to a whole new group of people that I really, really like,” he says. “It uses another part of my brain and it’s just another experience for me, another discipline that’s really fun and unusual.” Touring is nothing new for Martin, who used to play the standup circuit. But playing music on the road is different from telling jokes. “I much prefer playing music,” Martin says. “Because comedy, you’re on stage, it never stops. It never stops being worrying. But a song lasts three minutes.” And it’s “comforting” to look out into the crowd and see people happily humming along to the music, Martin says.

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Continued from Page C1. was love at first sight — she said. The family was going to return to Mississippi, and Barney said, “We’d better get married. I can’t let you go back down there.” Someone asked her why they married during the Depression, and Eunice replied, “I didn’t know what a depression was, but I soon found out.” Her husband had been a bus driver, and he got a job driving a truck in Memphis, so they went there. In 1942, Eunice moved to Vicksburg several months after her husband was killed in a wreck. Her brother, Bill Sheffield, said he’d help her get a job. She went to work at the garment factory, but began taking business courses in night school “because I didn’t intend to work at the garment factory all my life.” After completing school, she worked in a department store in Meridian, then was payroll clerk for a Jackson

company for 13 years before joining the Stanley Homes Products staff for 17 years, living in Greenwood. In 1969, she moved to New Orleans where she worked in the office of the Southern Baptist hospital. She also worked in Nashville for three years for Warner Mack, a Vicksburgborn country music star, but left when he switched from selling musical instruments to men’s clothing. Eunice remembers sitting on the porch at Ruleville with her brothers and sisters watching as their mother taught herself how to drive, using an instruction book. “She’d go up and down the road and dared us to get off that porch, because if she turned into the yard she might run over us,” Eunice said. She was born in “the dark ages, a premature child, and they didn’t think I was going to live,” Eunice said, “but I showed ’em.” Her health hasn’t always been good. In 1944, she had cancer that was so bad “the doctors just sewed me back up. They said there was no

The Vicksburg Post way I could live,” but in a few months she was back at work. In recent months she’s had problems with seeing and hearing, and she gets around with a walker and a scooter. She’s always eaten healthy foods and doesn’t eat junk food or drink pop drinks because “God made water.” It only takes eight minutes to have a frozen dinner ready in the microwave, and she fixes her own coffee. Church and related activities remain high on her list. She goes to both Sunday services, and for years was active in the Explorers Bible study group. She first noticed she was having seeing problems

while teaching Sunday school, she said, and kept telling folks at church, “I need a larger light bulb — it’s too dark in here.” She doesn’t complain about her few physical infirmities and is looking forward to her 99th birthday party May 16, hosted by her nephew, Billy Sheffield. “Every morning, I thank the Lord for the night’s rest and that I can get up and walk.” she said. “All that is good about me came from God. He has been so good to me. I can’t do anything but praise him. He takes care of his children.” •

Gordon Cotton is an author and historian who lives in Vicksburg.


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Janie Fortenberry

Eddie Arnold

Martha Leese snapped this photo of blooming violas in her yard after warmer temperatures made the winterblooming flowers really pop.

Vicksburg resident Janie Fortenberry spotted this blooming pink dogwood at the end of March.

Doug Clarke

Eddie Arnold of Vicksburg was on Tybee Island, east of Savannah, Ga., when he snapped this photo of Tybee Lighthouse, which has been guiding mariners into the Savannah River from the Atlantic Ocean for more than 270 years. The current lighthouse was built in 1916 after weather and time took their toll on predecessors.

Joyce Bowman

For several years in a row, a pair of killdeer has nested in the same parking space in the ERDC Environmental Lab’s parking lot, apparently ignoring traffic, said Doug Clarke, who took this photo. For several weeks, the pair

and their offspring are adopted by lab personnel, reserving the space for the new family by erecting protective barriers. Eventually the chicks are led by the parents to safer ground.

Joyce Bowman submitted this photo of phlox on a retaining wall on Briarfield in Belle Meade Subdivision.

GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT! The Vicksburg Post will accept for publication photos submitted by readers. The photos should be current and of interest to the public, either because of their subject matter or their oddity, or the photographic skill shown. These are the criteria that will be used in determining which photos will be published. Submitted photos should be accompanied by complete caption information and include a phone number for the photographer, which will not be published. Photos may be submitted electronically at, in person at Post Plaza or by mail to The Vicksburg Post, News photos, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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06. Lost & Found FREE PUPPIES TO good homes. Cocker Spaniel mix, 6 weeks old, very cute, ready to go. 601-831-4907.

LOST! LABRADOR MIX. WEARING blue collar, missing from Cain Ridge Road area. 601-994-4816, 601-6366656.

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

07. Help Wanted ACCOUNT MANAGER Best Value Rental has an immediate opening for Accounts Managers. Prospective employees must be physically fit and have good communication skills. No experience necessary, but previous sales, management or collection experience is a plus. Applicants MUST have a valid MS driver's license with a clean driving record and clean background check. Previous applicants need not apply! Apply in person to: BEST VALUE RENTAL 1904 Clay Street Vicksburg, MS 39183 (No Phone Calls Please) EOE

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

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1621 Broadhill Drive

206 ST CHARLES PLACE SAVANNAH HILLS LIKE BRAND NEW beautiful 1.5 story, lg. master suite downstairs, plus guest BR/B down. Custom cabinetry throughout, granite counter tops in kitchen, gas log FP, office, wine bar, hardwood, carpet, ceramic floors. Upstrs. 2BR/1B, huge closets. 1/2 lot next door to be conveyed w/purchase.

118 Woodstone YOU WON'T BELIEVE THIS SHOWPLACE! 4 BR/2.5B, spacious dining room, beautiful kitchen totally updated w/granite, stainless appl. Fabulous outdoor entertaining area with kidney shaped pool, hot tub, landscaping.

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This immaculate, adorable home is located in the Glenwood Circle Area. Beautiful refinished hardwood floors, updated bath, large family room and dining room with large windows. Totally fenced back yard with wired work shop/store room. Wonderful covered back patio and front porch. Large bedrooms off of hall way. Beautiful paint colors throughout the house.



102 Cairo Drive This adorable 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home has been completely remodeled. Totally painted inside & out. New ceramic counters & floors in kitchen & laundry room. New stove, built-in microwave, & sink in kitchen. New bathroom fixtures, new sinks, toilets, vanities & ceramic floors. Beautiful new wood floors in large family room & dining. All new carpet in bedrooms. Large lot. A must see! Partial agent owned.


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420 Lake Forest

234 Manchester

5 bedrooms, 3 baths over 2600 sq ft. New addition with incredible master suite. $ 219,900.

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1007 NATIONAL STREET Great updated 2-bedroom/2-bath home located near Vicksburg High School. Ceramic floors and large kitchen/dining room, hardwood floors in expansive living room. Big front porch to take in the cool breeze. Large shop and off-street parking in rear. Central heat and air. Seller will pay up to 3% in closing cost.

New! Brick Ranch Style House! Three Bedrooms, Two Full Baths, Fireplace, Whirlpool Tub, Two-Car Garage, Sprinkler System, Fenced Yard. City Utilities, County Taxes. Haley's Point Subdivision.




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





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COOK NEEDED. Requires 5 years experience. Apply in person at Rowdy’s, 60 Highway 27, between 3-5pm Monday-Thursday.

PART TIME CREW van driver needed. Ideal for retired person, trips to New Orleans, Greenville, etcetera. 251-680-7017.

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

PERSON NEEDED TO transcribe newspaper articles to disk and format for transfer into data base as word documents. Send inquiries to: Dept. #3722, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

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QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772. Resumes are being accepted for a Full-Time Kindergarten/ Daycare Director. MS Health Dept. qualifications. Send resume to P.O. Box 820772, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2010.

14. Pets & Livestock

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2 YEAR OLD white Leghorn hens, $6. 2 week old Rouen Ducks (non flying Mallards) $5. 601-634-0340, 601-529-4449.

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

THE LEARNING GARDEN Pre-School, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, is currently taking applications for caregivers. Applications will be taken every day throughh May 1st from 9am-12pm. Absolutely No Phone Calls. UNITED CLEANERS NOW accepting applications for part time employees. Apply in person only, 1905 Cherry Street, Monday- Saturday, 10am-12 noon. No calls!

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale


10. Loans And Investments

CAREGIVER. Experienced, Dependable, References available upon request. 601-4975144.

14. Pets & Livestock AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

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


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Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens Please adopt today! Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on



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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers

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Foster a Homeless Pet!

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15. Auction

• Pets • Tropical/Gold Fish • Aquarium/Supplies • Small Critters/ Cages

17. Wanted To Buy $ CASH TODAY I buy junk cars, trucks and vans. Call 601-631-4346. CASH PAID FOR COINS, war relics, antique books and collectibles. Call 601618-2727. WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 2009 SC610 VICTORY scooter with hauler for handicap person. 3 months old. $2000. 601-535-7054. 8 CEMETERY PLOTS, joined, in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Call 601-636-5205 for details. BLUEBERRY PLANTS, $5 each. Fruit trees, $7 each. Call 601-529-5150.

Liquidation of Closed CVS Pharmacy in Monroe • Shelving • Show Cases • 2 door drink coolers & freezers • Safe

Call 334-332-4560


18. Miscellaneous For Sale OFFICE FURNITURE FOR SALE. Computer equipment, desks, chairs, Mexican Pine table with 6 chairs and matching buffet. Call David at 601-631-0065. SERTA KING-SIZE 4 inch foam mattress topper. Brand new. $150. 601-6382368.

THE PET SHOP “Vicksburg’s Pet Boutique� Bring Your Best Friend to our NEW LOCATION, 3508 South Washington Street Not so far, just 1 mile south of Belmont St. Same Great Pet Merchandise, Just More Room!

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


UPRIGHT KING PIANO, $400. Round Ethan Allen maple dining table with 4 chairs, $100. 601-636-8130.

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19. Garage & Yard Sales


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


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. FORD 1600 DIESEL tractor, $1600. Camper shell for short wheel base GM pickup, $150. 601-638-7392 6pm-10pm. LARGE COLLECTION SIGNATURE Coca Cola memorabilia. Great pieces, priced to sell, must see. 601-529-2920.


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20. Hunting MATHEWS REEZEN BOW. With everything, ready for hunting. $550. 601-327-9571.


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600 Jackson Street

KATZENMEYER’S • 3508 WASHINGTON • Antiques • Primitives • Glassware • Quality Used Furniture

Greatroom features custom mantle, spacious kitchen w/ granite & stainless. Master suite downstairs. Gorgeous hardwood flooring & tile floors. Upstairs has 3 more bedrooms + bonus room & 2 more baths. Wonderful floor plan! Large fenced backyard w/wired workshop & hot tub.



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28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

SMALL ONE BEDROOM. Utilities and cable furnished. No deposit, references required. $175 weekly, off South Washington. 601529-1617.

1 BEDROOM, CAPTAIN Kain House. 2530 Oak Street. All electric, water and cable furnished, off-street parking, alarm. $650 monthly, $650 deposit. 601-638-1967 or 504-400-6758.

CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $650 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191.

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WOODEN UPRIGHT PIANO. Good condition. Includes bench. $300. 601638-8159 or 601-415-9056.


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

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Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments! • Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180


24 HOUR cleaning service. Commercial/ Residential, Great Senior Citizen Discounts. No job too large or too small!

Call today! 601-618-8599.

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BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.

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

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

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce CLEANUP TIME! WILL remove junk and etcetera. 601-218-7839, leave message. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. MC TREE TRIMMING Services, Licensed and bonded, roofing services. Call 601-600-9571 River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

26. For Rent Or Lease BOVINA- TRAILER LOTS for rent by owner. 225B Tucker Road, clean, quiet area, renter must have own trailer. 601-372-6527. OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. 114 Monument Place. $700 monthly plus electricity. Gas and water paid. Call Joey at 601-5296312.

27. Rooms For Rent $75 WEEKLY, $270 MONTHLY, $75 deposit. Cable, air, phone furnished. 601-272-4564. FURNISHED ROOMS. PRIVATE bath and kitchenette, all utilities. $105 weekly. 601-883-9942. NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.

28. Furnished Apartments CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. JUST IN TIME for Riverfest! 1 bedroom apartment, 1415 Washington Street, downtown. $800 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-5943 or 662-873-4236. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com 601-874-1116.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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29. Unfurnished Apartments Commodore Apartments

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


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

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TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Also 2 bedroom, $425. Both includes refrigerator and stove furnished. $200. Call 601-634-8290

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30. Houses For Rent

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3 BEDROOMS 2.5 baths. 3 years old, 2-story, all electric, garage, 2000 square feet, hardwood and ceramic. $1400 monthly, deposit/ references required. 601218-1002.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

1 BEDROOM TRAILER for rent. Unfurnished, with utilities. No pets, deposit required. 601-301-0285.

16X80. NICE HOUSE! $15,000 set up. Can e-mail pictures. Call Darren, 228669-3505.

3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, deposit required. 601-619-9789. CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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1804 Vicklan Street

• 3B/2BA, 1,978 sf., • Glenwood Circle area • Don’t miss tax credit $8,000! • $155,000

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10 Lakeland Park Drive

• 3B/2.5BA, 1,973 sf., • Large kitchen, bonus room • 32x28 wired shop • $172,500

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118 Woodland Drive • 2B/2BA, 1,036 sf., • Screened patio • Formal dining room • $102,000


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For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg.

1993 32x80. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, big tub, needs a little tender loving care. Can be yours for $20,000 set up available. Call Darren, 228669-3505.




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34. Houses For Sale

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

3 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. 5574 Fisher Ferry Road. $650 monthly, deposit. 601636-7757.

AUDUBON PLACE Discount for Senior Citizens available

3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,000 and Up! • 721 National 732-768-5743

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• 4B/2BA, 1,968 sf., • Large living areas • Eat-in kitchen • $209,900

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.

Open 2:00-4:00


• 3B/2BA, 1,983 sf., • Open floor plan • Hurry, don’t loose the $8,000! • $209,900


Open 2:00-4:00

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

• 4B/2BA, 2,700+ sf., • Prestigious Signal Hills • Over 2 wooded acres • $235,900


Open 3:00-4:00

• 4B/3BA, 1,999 sf., • NEW CONSTRUCTION!! • Big open great room • REDUCED $209,950

Open 3:00-4:00

• 4B/2BA, 2,076 sf., • NEW CONSTRUCTION!! • On Demand Hot Water • $229,500

601-636-0503 • 2160 S. Frontage Rd.

Open 3:00-4:00


302 Fairways Drive

• 4B/2.5BA, 2,890 sf., • Natural private setting • Open floor plan • $275,000


Open 3:00-5:00


Open 3:00-5:00


1611 Broadhill Drive

• 3B/1BA, 1,055 sf., • Lots of updates!!! • Hurry, don’t miss the $8,000! • $69,000



1612 Broadhill Drive

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333



250 Manchester Drive

Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010

1, 2, & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.


249 Manchester Drive



6 Signal Hill Lane

Apartment Homes



108 Olde Trace Drive

• 3B/2BA, 1,110 sf., • Beautifully updated • Lots of designer details • $109,900

Please call one of these Coldwell Banker professionals today: Jimmy Ball


Last Month to Qualify unYoduermcuosnttrbaec t by 4/30/2 010 for Tax to receive Credit!! tax creditth! e

Gidget Comans 601-529-5654 Katherine Crawford 601-218-0020

Jere Jabour


Kellye Carlisle

Eric Coulter

Katherine Crawford

Tim DeRossette



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

Marianne Jones 601-415-6868 Harley Caldwell, Broker 601-634-8928 2170 I-20 S. Frontage Road

601-529-4215 601-529-9448 601-218-0020 601-301-0625 Call Coldwell Banker All Stars today at 601-634-8928 2170 South Frontage Rd. • Vicksburg, MS 39180 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

Jeré Jabour

Herb Jones



601-218-0022 601-831-1840

The Vicksburg Post

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 32. Mobile Homes For Sale

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

1997 28X80. NEW carpet, linoleum, set-up with air, stone fireplace, garden tub. Only $29,900. Call Darren, 228-669-3505.

FIRE DAMAGED DOUBLE WIDE. 535 HALL Road, Highway 61 South. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $8,000 or best offer. 303587-0687 or 601-218-6492.

2 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Porches, all appliances, in nice country park. $12,900. Judy, Breithaupt Real Estate, 601-618-3227, 601638-6243.

LAND/ HOME. NO credit needed! 2 left in Pearl,1 in Vicksburg. Call for details, ask for Darren, 228-6693505.

33. Commercial Property

2002 32x80. 2 Master baths, fireplace, 4 bedrooms, french doors, will install new carpet throughout home. $39,900 setup included. Call Darren, 228669-3505.

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

1411 ELM STREET. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, central heat and air, new roof. No rent to own. $16,000. 601529-5376.

BY OWNER. Jennifer Drive, remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, hardwood/ ceramic floors. $135,000. For appointment 601-6610770, 601-415-4518.

2104 BAKER STREET. 4 bedroom, 1.5 baths, newly renovated. $62,000. 601529-5376.

GODFREY & IVY REALTY, INC. Call For More Information Cindy Roberson 601-415-5880

1713 CLAY STREET. 1,200+ square feet available/ office space. Call 601618-8659 or 601-429-5005.

COUNTRY LIVING! DOUBLEWIDE with land in Utica! Immaculate 2000 28x64 4 bedroom home with land, fireplace, all appliances, ceiling fans, jacuzzi tub, real wood cabinets, covered deck, backed up to the woods! $65,000. Call John, 601-672-5146.

34. Houses For Sale

3BR 2BA Furnished Eagle Lake

1 OAK HILL. 4br, 2ba, large den with fireplace, totally remodeled, new roof, granite in kitchen and bathroom. Sun room with fireplace. 2630 square feet. Private in town, no neighbors. $148,500. Call 318-341-8717


431 Sea Island Dr.

RV & Boat Parking 434 Sea Island Dr. 2BR 1BA Bunk Room

Eagle Lake

Fully Furnished

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

JOHN ARNOLD 601-529-7376 NEED BUYERS: I have access to homes in all prices & sizes to show you as well as land and commercial property. Central Drive: Really nice home w/hardwood floors, freshly painted inside & out, fenced back yard, workshop & 16x16 covered back porch. Call John Arnold, Vicksburg Realty, LLC

34. Houses For Sale

Ask Us.

McMillin Real Estate

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


Move-In Ready-1 mile from Warren Central, 4 BR/2BA, fresh paint, updated throughout, new wood laminate floors, new carpet, new ceramic floors and countertops in kitchen & baths, 12x20 wired workshop, 1 acre lot on cul-de-sac. For appointment, 601-415-3022.

Member FDIC

There’s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash!

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

Big River Realty



$999 CASH

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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


601-636-3147 CLEARANCE SALE HELP!!!

ALL VEHICLES RUN! Buick Regal 4 dr. Dodge Eclipse Dodge Caravan Ford Explorer, 4 dr. Infinity QX4 Chevrolet G20 pickup Dodge Dakota pickup Chevrolet S-10 pickup, xtra-cab

1993 1997 1997 1994 1998 1985 1996 1997 • HURRY,

35. Lots For Sale BOVINA AREA- LAKE front, cul-de-sac, approximately 1.5 acres. $30,000. 601-831-0302.

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

Rip Hoxie, Land Pro....601-260-9149 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Judy Uzzle.................601-994-4663 Mary D. Barnes.........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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 Caraway....601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Rick McAllister..601-218-1150 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211






601-636-0502 40. Cars & Trucks



Owner: Ollie Cantrell, Jr. Reduced to: $20,000 Each Quiet, country living, easy access to Vicksburg & Tallulah! Approximately 1.5 Acre Lots Mound, LA Exit - Highway 602 (1 Mile South of I-20 Interstate)

5 BR, 3 BA, over 2600 sq. ft. New addition with incredible master suite.

1803 Clay Street

40. Cars & Trucks


WOW! 65 PINE HAVEN Lane. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths appliances included, 2½ acres. 1761 square feet. $146,000. 601-994-3414.

OPEN HOUSE. 113 Windy Lake Circle. Openwood Plantation. Sunday, 2-4pm. 601942-6886. BrokerSouth Properties.

420 Lake Forest


40. Cars & Trucks

34. Houses For Sale


2150 South Frontage Road

No need to go hunting around town to place your garage sale signs...just place an ad in the The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. Call 601-636-SELL.

34. Houses For Sale



601-415-9179 234 Manchester

36. Farms & Acreage

3 BR, 2 BA, whirlpool tub, built-in vanity in master bath, ceramic floors.

10 and 16 plus acres north of Edwards. 26 acres Utica/old home 60 acres- woods near Edwards. 250 acres- huntingWhite Oak Creek Joan Vickers Real Estate, 601-969-2042

DEBRA GRAYSON 601-831-1386

McMillin Real Estate

WANTING TO LEASE 100-300 acres of land for family, hunting only. Prefer Claiborne, Warren or Hinds counties. Call 985-212-9119 or

4571 Hayley’s Point

37. Recreational Vehicles

4 BR, 2 BA, 1860 SF Metal roof, lakeside, renovated, in county. $90,000 Bette Paul Warner, 601.218.1800 McMillin Real Estate

2003 TRAIL BAY. 29 foot, fifth wheel camper, 1 slide, excellent condition. $15,500. 601-636-1759 after 3pm. 34 FOOT RV for sale $3000. 601-301-0285.


40. Cars & Trucks

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment

40. Cars & Trucks


Rental Special

The Car Store

$100 Deposit • $50 Day

CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 00 BUICK CENTURY LIMITED V1976 ........24 Months @ 260 per month ..$1435*down 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ........24 Months @ 280 per month ..$1585*down 01 CADILLAC DEVILLE V1980................24 Months @ 280 per month ..$1585*down 95 TOYOTA AVALON XLS V1984 ..........24 Months @ 280 per month ..$1585*down $ LD GRAND PRIX GT V1844 ..24 Months 01SPOONTIAC 270 per month .... 1615 SO*LdownD SO@LD $ 04 CHEVY CAVALIER LS V1982..............24 Months @ 290 per month .. 1870*down 00 FORD MUSTANG V1991......................23 Months @ 310 per month ....$1910*down 06 CHEVY COLBALT LS V1973 ..............24 Months @ 310 per month ....$1915*down 05 CHEVY IMPALA V1994 ........................22 Months @ 330 per month ..$2095*down 03 NISSAN ALTIMA SE V1974 ..............23 Months @ 340 per month ..$2375*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 01 FORD RANGER XLT EXT CAB V1892 ....24 Months @ 280 per month ..$1585*down 00 DODGE DURANGO V1981 ....................23 Months @ 310 per month ....$1910*down 00SFOORDLD EXPEDITION XLT V1988......22 Months D per month ..$2085 SO*LdownD SO@L340 $ 00 FORD F150 XLT EXT CAB V1910 ..24 Months @ 340 per month .. 2455*down 05 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LS V1990 ....22 Months @ 390 per month ..$2875*down

2970 Hwy 61 N. • Vicksburg Mon - Fri 9am-5pm • Sat 9am-1pm

1977 FORD F-600, Bucket Truck. 50 foot working height, good condition. Great electrical company or tree cutter. Must sell. 601-301-1946.


MITSUBISHI TRACTOR D2050. 5 foot bush hog. $4,250. Financing available. 601-218-3252.



39. Motorcycles, Bicycles



BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

• Construction

• Signs

• Printing

2009 HARLEY DAVIDSON Night Ride Special. $14,500. 601-629-9947, 601-415-6269.



40. Cars & Trucks



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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900

• Bulldozer & Construction

BUFORD CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-636-4813 State Board of Contractors Approved & Bonded Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

Dirt For Vicksburg Fred Clark Heavy Clay, 610, Clay Gravel, Fill Dirt Trackhoe, Dozer, Box Blade, Demolition Work Driveways: Repair, Form & Finish House Pads: Concrete, Clearing & Grubbing Licensed & Bonded




New Homes

Framing, Remodeling, Cabinets, Flooring, Roofing & Vinyl Siding State Licensed & Bonded

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling


Show Your Colors! Post Plaza



DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558 WE


e y r

• Construction We accept VISA

We are General Contractors, specializing in all types of carpentry.


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


1961 FORD F-100 Unibody truck. Street rod not completed, has 460 and C6 on the floor, needs total restoration. $1800. 601279-6539, 225-235-3780.



1994 GMC VAN. 119,000 miles, runs, needs some minor work. $700 cash or possible trade. 318-235-8135.



2002 HONDA CRV. Interior excellent condition. 141,000 miles. $5000 or best offer. 601-638-2388.



2005 FORD MUSTANG GT convertible. Great condition, adult driven. Low miles. $15,500. 601-6189107.


601-638-6015 • 2800 Clay Street • Vicksburg, MS


601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!


403 Silver Creek Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180

COULD BE HERE! Call Today! 601-636-SELL ••••••••••••••


In the Classified Business Directory, your ad is viewed daily by over 33,500 readers!

‘08 Buick LaCrosse CXL

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

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal ! • CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • •

‘10 Ford Focus SES



‘10 Chevrolet HHR



$17,995 LT, only 2,000 Miles

Pwr roof, leather, loaded

2006 Nissan Sentra, 4 dr


2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

$12,995 2009 Nissan Sentra, 4 dr,


2006 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

$12,995 2007 Buick Lucerne CXL, loaded


2009 Chevrolet Cobalt LT

$12,995 2008 Honda Civic EX, power roof


2008 Mazda 6, 4 dr., 40,000 mi.

$13,998 2009 Chevrolet Impala, 4 dr., LT


2009 Honda Civic, 4 dr. auto

$15,995 2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT


2006 Cadillac CTS

$15,998 2007 Honda Accord EXL, 2 dr, V6, Black



Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Vicksburg Post



0% APR up to 72 Months or Rebates Up To $6000 2009 GMC Sierra 2500

2010 GMC Sierra

2010 GMC Sierra

Equipped with 6.6L Duramax Diesel, Allison transmission, SLE preferred package, steering wheel radio controls, dual zone air, bluetooth, fog lamps, adjustable power pedals, remote vehicle start, rear defogger, power heated mirrors, HD trailering equipment. #41051

Equipped with work truck package, cruise control, automatic transmission, air conditioner and much more. #41287

Equipped with sliding rear window, power sunroof, front heated and cooled leather seats, navigation system, rear vision camera and more. #41296

Ext. Cab SLE Duramax Diesel


Regular Cab


45,330 $ Sale Price - 41,995 $ Rebates - 6,000 M.S.R.P. -




2010 GMC Terrain




2010 GMC Sierra 2500

4x4 Crew Cab Duramax Diesel Equipped with leather interior, Duramax Diesel, Allison transmission, 17” bright aluminum wheels, convenience package, 17” All-terrain tires, heavy duty trailering equipment. #41253


51,935 $ Sale Price - 49,495 $ Rebates - 5,000


30,605 $ Sale Price - 28,895 $ Rebates - 4,750 GMC TRUCK MONTH PRICE







34,710 $ Sale Price - 33,535 $ Rebates - 4,750 M.S.R.P. -





2010 GMC Yukon XL

2010 GMC Yukon SLT

2.9% APR

2.9% APR



60 Months

In Lieu of Rebate

In Lieu of Rebate

Equipped with white diamond paint, 2nd row bucket seats, SLT equip. pkg., heated front and 2nd row seats, pwr. operated lift gate, 2nd row power release seat and more. #41199

Equipped with 2nd row bucket seats, power sliding sunroof, heated front & 2nd row seats, rear seat entertainment, 20” polished aluminum wheels, SLT package and more. #41300


50,674 $ Sale Price - 47,795 $ Rebates - 2,000 M.S.R.P. -



45,795 44,995 0% FINANCING



Crew Cab 4 Wheel Drive

60 Months

M.S.R.P. -


Equipped with V8 engine, 1 year OnStar Safe and Sound, SL package and more. #41205




Equipped with V8 engine, 1 year OnStar Safe and Sound, SLE preferred equipment package. #41281




51,940 $ Sale Price - 49,995 $ Rebates - 4,750

2010 GMC Sierra

M.S.R.P. -




M.S.R.P. -

2010 GMC Sierra




22,500 $ Sale Price - 21,995 $ Rebates - 4,250 M.S.R.P. -

Extended Cab SLE


Denali Crew Cab




51,155 Sale Price - 47,995 $ Rebates - 2,000 M.S.R.P. -





for 60 Months* with GMAC Approved Credit

ON EVERY 2010 GMC ACADIA Bobby Bryan Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Zachary Balthrop Baxter Morris Tim Moody meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop Salesman of the Mike Francisco Kevin Watson Month of March Come to George Carr, Zachary Balthrop Debbie Berry James “P’Nut” Henderson Herb Caldwell You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Special finance rates with GMAC approved credit. GMAC financing with approved credit. All rebates assigned to dealer. See dealer for complete details. Art for illustration purposes only, actual vehicle may vary.


APRIL 18, 2010

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