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ToDAY in HiSTorY 1775: The American Revolutionary War begins with the battles of Lexington and Concord. 1897: The first Boston Marathon is held; winner John J. McDermott ran the course in two hours, 55 minutes and 10 seconds. 1910: After weeks of being viewed through telescopes, Halley’s Comet is reported visible to the naked eye in Curacao. 1933: The United States goes off the gold standard. 1951: Gen. Douglas MacArthur, relieved of his Far East command by President Harry S. Truman, bids farewell in an address to Congress in which he quoted a line from a ballad: “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” 1982: Astronauts Sally K. Ride and Guion S. Bluford Jr. become the first woman and first African-American to be tapped for U.S. space missions. 1993: The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends as fire destroys the structure after federal agents begin smashing their way in; dozens of people, including sect leader David Koresh, were killed.
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Australian Yvonne Mitchell shows off some of the souvenirs from her trip to Vicksburg and the area.
Aussie comes north to enjoy the South By Everett Bexley email@example.com From Down Under to the Deep South, Australian Yvonne Mitchell has come to Vicksburg for what she calls “the trip of a lifetime.” Mitchell’s three-week trip began March 29 and will come to a close Tuesday, as she returns home to Kingsley, Western Australia. However, the first steps leading to her visit began much earlier. Where becoming “pen pals” was once popular, social networking on the Internet allows instant communication anywhere in the world. “Two and half years ago, I met Tammy Davenport on Facebook through some mutual friends. We
started talking often and soon realized our similar interests and similar careers,” Mitchell said. Mitchell manages a physical rehab center in Australia, and Davenport operates Good Samaritan in Vicksburg. Facebook is less than four years old and has millions of users around the world. Last October, Mitchell made the decision to come to Mississippi to stay with and meet her Facebook friend face-to-face. Also within Mississippi was another interest of hers — music. “I used to be a singer, and my 18-year-old daughter, Zoe, is in a band,” Mitchell said. “I had heard of the South’s great music, but now I’ve found out how awesome
the talent really is.” To experience that talent first hand, Davenport and Mitchell went on a couple of mini-trips together. First to New Orleans, where Mitchell said she accomplished “loads of shopping” and got to experience the Saints mania head on. She said, “We watched some of the games and everyone was hollering about something, but I didn’t know why, so I just hollered, too.” Then, from March 10 to March 13, they went to Memphis. While there, Mitchell said she did even more shopping and visited Graceland, Sun Studios, Gibson Guitar
WASHINGTON — Toyota Motor Corp. agreed today to pay a record $16.4 million fine for failing to properly notify federal authorities about a dangerous accelerator pedal defect. The auto company said it had agreed to settle the civil penalty but denied the government’s allegation that it violated the law. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, announcing the largest-ever penalty paid by an automaker to the U.S. government, said that “by failing to report known safety problems as it is required to do under the law, Toyota put consumers at risk.” “I am pleased that Toyota has accepted responsibility for violating its legal obligations to report any defects promptly,” LaHood said, noting that the U.S. government was continuing to investigate “whether the company has lived up to all its disclosure obligations.” Toyota said it agreed to the penalty “to avoid a protracted dispute and possible litigation” but denied the government’s allegation that it violated the law. “We believe we made a good faith effort to investigate this condition and develop an appropriate countermeasure. We have acknowledged that we could have done a better job of sharing relevant information within our global operations and outside the company, but we did not try to hide a defect to avoid dealing with a safety problem,” Toyota said. The penalty is connected to a January recall of 2.3 million vehicles with sticking accelerator pedals. The government says Toyota knew about the problem in late September and failed
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WHAT A WAY TO ROLL Caleb Watts, 12, finds an audience as he flies down First East Street on a skateboard Sunday afternoon. The weather was perfect for the kids, including Caleb’s 6-year-old brother, Steven, and 11-year-old sister, Corretta, pointing at him as he gets his thrills. All three are the children of Andre and Katrina Watts.
By The Associated Press LONDON — Britain today sent Royal Navy warships to rescue those stranded across the Channel by the volcanic ash cloud and the aviation industry blasted European officials, claiming there was “no coordination and no leadership” in the crisis that shut down most European airports for a fifth day. As airline losses spiraled over $1 billion, Eurocontrol, the air traffic agency in Brussels, said less than one-third of flights in Europe were taking off today — between 8,000 and 9,000 of the continent’s 28,000 scheduled flights. Airports in southern Europe were open, however, and Spain offered to become an emergency hub for the whole continent. In Iceland, meteorologists said eruptions from the volcano were weakening and the ash was no longer rising to a height where it would endanger large commercial aircraft. British Transport Secretary Andrew Adonis confirmed there has been a “dramatic reduction in volcanic activity.” Video still showed smoke billowing into the air from See Ash, Page A7.
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Four of five Americans don’t trust Washington By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — America’s “Great Compromiser” Henry Clay called government “the great trust,” but most Americans today have little faith in Washington’s ability to deal with the nation’s problems. Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10
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Isaac Jones gives his 5-year-old grandson, Antonio Turner Jr., a trim outside his home on Oak Street Sunday. Jones said he cuts his grandchildren’s hair every Sunday to get them
A traffic stop at Mount Alban and Culkin roads led to the arrest of a Vicksburg man on drug charges. When Warren County Deputy Mike Marshall stopped Shannone Darnell Jordan, 27, 12 K Railroad Alley, he smelled what seemed to be marijuana, Sheriff Martin Pace said. A search of Jordan’s white Ford Explorer yielded several packages of the weed, plastic bag, scales and several blunts, which are hollowed-out cigars filled with marijuana, Pace said. “No doubt he was selling the marijuana,” said Pace. “Some of it was in a bag in a bulk amount. He had prepacked the blunts for sale.” Jordan was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and was being held at the Warren County Jail without bond pending an initial appearance in court.
Two men jailed in theft of dirt bike Two men were arrested at each of their homes late Sunday for stealing a motorcycle hours earlier. At about 6:45 p.m., the victim told deputies the 2003 Honda 125CC dirt bike was taken from a barn in the 6900 block of Fisher Ferry
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JACKSON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals in two death Court to hear penalty Christian cases from group’s case Mississippi. The court today turned back appeals for Paul E. Woodward and Gerald James Holland. Woodward was convicted in Perry County in the 1986 slaying of volunteer Youth Court worker Rhonda Crane. Woodward has said his rights were violated when a Mississippi court sent him to a state hospital for a mental evaluation, rather than letting him be examined by an independent expert. Holland was convicted in Harrison County for the 1987 death of 15-year-old Krystal King. Holland has said a trial judge erred in denying him the right to counter evidence of rape raised by prosecutors during the trial’s sentencing phase.
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from staff reports Road, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. The victim said the bike was taken by someone who knew its location. Deputies recovered the bike at about 10:45 p.m. at 3400 U.S. 80 Lot No. 5, the home of Steven Eugene Sanders, 19, Pace said. Witnesses told officials Sanders had been with John Roger Johnson, 18, throughout the weekend, Pace said. Johnson, 375 Dudley Road, had been spotted with the dirt bike and was arrested at his home just before midnight. Both men were charged with grand larceny and were being held at the Warren County Jail without bond pending court appearances.
Second man jailed in Claiborne shootout The second Claiborne County man involved in a shootout on April 9 has been arrested. Claiborne County Chief Deputy Freddie Yarbrough said Joseph Carmoney, 18, 2176 Fisher Ferry Road, was arrested at his home Friday afternoon and charged with aggravated assault.
He had been wounded in both legs in a shootout with his neighbor Benjamin Hogan, 45, 2162 Fisher Ferry Road, who was shot in the left shoulder and arm. Hogan had been arrested earlier Friday. Hogan was treated and released from the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical Center in Jackson. Carmoney was treated and released from River Region Medical Center. Carmoney was in the Claiborne County Detention Center on a $3,000 bond; Hogan was released on a $3,000 bond.
Cash, phones hot in weekend thefts Electronics and cash were among items reported missing in three residential burglaries during the weekend in Vicksburg, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. A Compaq desktop computer valued at $600 was reported stolen in the 100 block of Pittman Road at 7:14 p.m. Sunday. A Wii game console valued at $190 and a cell phone valued at $480 were reported stolen in the 2700 block of Alcorn Drive at 5:39 p.m. Friday. At 4 p.m. that day, a pair of
black sunglasses valued at $100 and about $75 in change were reported stolen in the 800 block of Bowman Street. Separately, a purse valued at $80, about $125 in cash, a battery-operated inhaler valued at $600 and an LG cell phone valued at $200 were reported stolen from a booth at Burger King in the 3100 block of Halls Ferry Road at 2:56 p.m. Saturday. In weekend burglaries, Stewart said, about $300 and a blue and white Coach purse valued at $250 were reported stolen from a 2006 Nissan Maxima in the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle at 10:04 p.m. Sunday. At 1:55 that morning, about $86 was reported stolen from a 1996 Buick Skylark at First North and Main streets.
Shotgun, tools taken in county burglary A weapon, tools and money orders were reported missing in a home burglary Sunday in Warren County, records showed. At 1:15 p.m., a 12-gauge shotgun, various pieces of jewelry valued at $120, about 300 DVDs valued at $200, tools valued at $120 and three Western Union money orders valued at $650 were reported stolen in the 100 block of Red Oak Drive.
Spacesuit on loan in Monroe MONROE (AP) — A spacesuit similar to those worn on space shuttles and the international space station has been loaned to the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe, where it will be on display through June 1. Museum director Nell Calloway said the timing of the suit’s display in the museum was appropriate, coming a week after President Barack Obama committed to increasing NASA funding by $6 billion over five years. Obama also predicted a U.S.crewed orbital Mars mission by the mid-2030s.
correction The St. Aloysius High School and St. Francis Xavier Academy classes of 1960 will celebrate their 50th anniversaries this weekend. A memorial service, led by Monsignor Patrick Farrell, for deceased class members will be at 4:30 Saturday afternoon at St. Paul Catholic Church. Incorrect and incomplete information was in Sunday’s Topic section. •
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Louisiana bill would protect float-builders BATON ROUGE (AP) — Jonathan Compretta knows how the flashy fun of Mardi Gras can turn tragic, and he thinks Louisiana lawmakers want to make it too easy for companies who build the elaborate floats that carry beadthrowing riders to escape responsibility when things go wrong. Compretta’s brother Jody was crushed two years ago, when a Krewe of Endymion float lurched forward, throwing him under just as he was trying to disembark and attend the end-of-parade party. Compretta’s family blamed the company that built the float and hired the driver. Jody’s wife filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Now, Compretta says, a bill passed by the Louisiana House to limit the liability of float-builders would damage future attempts for float riders or watchers to sue when festivities hurt or kill someone. The bill passed 73-21 in the House and heads to the Senate for debate.
STARKVILLE — About 72 residents have been displaced after a Sunday fire at an apartment complex near Mississippi State University. Two buildings at Campus Trails caught fire, but caused no injuries. A.K. Rosenhan, fire services coordinator for Oktibbeha County, said the roofs were destroyed, and the third floors are uninhabitable. The first and second floors have smoke and water damage.
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$2 levee expected to bring $300,000 this year amount considering the recession, Taunton believes. “We’re closely watching the tax returns,” Taunton said. “We’re not counting on the collection to reach $375,000. We’re hoping for $300,000.” The majority of the budget — $192,000 — is devoted to leisure tourism, which includes advertisements in publications such as Southern Living, the production of the Natchez Visitors Guide and website research and updates. Taunton said $121,000 is devoted to conventions and meetings, and $62,500 is devoted to heritage tourism emphasizing multicultural attractions. Taunton estimates 80 percent of the budget is spent within a 150-250 mile radius. Target areas include Jackson and the Louisiana cities
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Cops: Traffic only issue at Black Spring Break BILOXI — Thousands of college students and other visitors headed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast over the weekend for Black Spring Break. A crowd of 5,000 by Saturday swelled to 20,000. In Biloxi, Police Chief John Miller said traffic congestion Saturday night was the only problem. Miller said arrests were low. Over the four days of events, 85 people were arrested in Biloxi and 49 cars were towed. D’Iberville police arrested 34.
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JACK VIX SAYS: The sight of giant airports shut down is amazing.
OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Capt. T.G. Goodrum expects 15,000 visitors to the Blue and Gray Reunion. • Col. Richmond Peeler is here from Crown Point.
110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The board of aldermen lets a contract for grading Bridge Street to G.W. King for 17 cents per yard.
100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Dr. S.W. Johnston narrowly misses suffocation when the Haralson-Raiford Drug Store partially burns. • Willie Stanley and Harry Hamett are in a fire apparatus upset. Guy Haralson estimated his loss at $4,000-$5,000.
90 YEARS AGO: 1920 “Why military occupation of Ireland if there is no quarrel between the present generation of England and the Irish people?” asks Emon De Valera of the Irish Republic while in Vicksburg. • It is learned here that 25 people are killed in a cyclone near Meridian.
80 YEARS AGO: 1930 It is announced that the formal opening of the Mississippi River Bridge will take place May 20. • The street car company puts down new rails on Howard Street.
70 YEARS AGO: 1940 The new four-lane highway just north of the city is nearing completion. • Cyril O’Neill is nominated as president of the Rotary Club.
60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Mrs. J.C. Tanner of Waynesboro, who has been paralyzed from the waist down from polio for the past seven months, gives birth to a 7-pound, 7-ounce baby boy.
50 YEARS AGO: 1960
Students from Cooper High School are attending the annual convention of the Mississippi Press Association at the University of Mississippi.
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Conditions ripe to downsize U.S. Postal Service The role of the U.S. Postal Service is being overtaken by the times and technology and, to its credit, its leaders are advocating a strategy for change. Whether the nation’s largest bureaucracy actually can move on any of these proposals is another question. Congress should help, but Congress is an organization not wellknown for being practical. The Postal Service may be considered by some a cultural icon, with its history dating to the late 1700s when Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General, but the simple truth is, more and more people and businesses are moving to online tools and mobile applications. And that puts USPS on the road to obsolescence. At its high-water mark in 2006, the USPS handled 213 billion pieces of mail. The load fell to 177 billion in 2009 and this year is projected at 166 billion, said Linda Kingsley, senior vice president of strategy and transition for USPS. She expects the trend to continue downward.
Furthermore, USPS is expected to lose $7 billion in 2010, nearly twice the $3.8 billion loss in 2009. The Postal Service should downsize itself and remake its processes — and, in one sense, the timing couldn’t be better. USPS employs just under 600,000 workers, and 50 percent of them are expected to retire within five years. If the USPS services were redefined for a smaller workforce, those positions could be eliminated at great savings. Last month the USPS announced a multifaceted proposal that includes: restructuring retiree health benefit payments; five-day delivery service; establishment of a more flexible work force; price adjustments to services; and increased retail offerings. All the proposed reforms seem to have some merit, but the most promising is moving to a five-day delivery service, dropping Saturdays. This alone would save about $40 billion over 10 years. The impact on consumers would be moderate, given that Satur-
day is the lowest-volume delivery day. Under the plan, post offices would remain open Saturdays, and express mail delivery would continue. Canada and Australia already have five-day mail delivery. And, most important, it would put the Postal Service in a better position for potential privatization. Among the next steps: The Postal Service is required to get an opinion from the Postal Regulatory Commission on the matter, which it has submitted. Once the commission renders an opinion, the Postal Service would be allowed to move forward and request Congress act on axing Saturday delivery. The plans are baby steps in the right direction. What should be the end goal is privatizing the postal service — a direction in which the United Kingdom has moved — and/or ending its monopoly on first-class mail delivery.
Orin Moss Jr. dies. • Services are held for Dewey J. Smith. • Russ Vincent stars in “That Tender Touch” at Showtown USA.
30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Willie Brisco dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cade of Utica announce the birth of a daughter, Tiffani Renee, on April 18. • Services are held for Henry Lewis, former employee of Illinois Central Gulf Railroad and Waterways Experiment Station.
20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Vicksburg resident Harry Lee “Buddy” Jones dies. • Vicksburg High School student Ben Hudson is shown with souvenirs from the World Youth Literacy Conference in Moscow. • Vincent James Durman II celebrates his birthday. • Remy Massey of St. Aloysius slides into home during the Flashes’ 6-4 win over Bentonia.
10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Vicksburg police officer Alonzo Banks is treated and released after his patrol car is struck in the right rear door. • George Madison Sr. dies. • School district officials say that recently closed Halls Ferry, Cedars and Culkin elementaries will be sold.
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In 2020, ‘barriers to learning’ will disappear The following was inspired by Time’s cover article last week reporting on the increasing trend of paying students for good grades in some districts and merely for attending school in others. It’s cynical, but not impossible. •
Vicksburg Warren School District Board of Trustees April 19, 2020 • The meeting was called to order by Zelmarine Murphy Jr., trustee president. The invocation was offered by Tommy Shelton Jr., trustee vice president. Also attending were the trustees Joe Loviza Jr., Jerry Boland Jr. and James Stirgus III. Ms. Murphy Jr. called for the superintendent’s report, during which Superintendent Dr. James Price Jr. said there was only one topic to be discussed — the continuing slide of student achievement test scores and, more specifically, what to do about it. Mr. Loviza Jr. commented that he
Superintendent Dr. James Price Jr. said there was only one topic to be discussed — the continuing slide of student achievement test scores and, more specifically, what to do about it.
remembered his father talking about “his day” before transportation was provided. If parents wanted their children to attend school they had to get them there. Parents had to send a sandwich with the children, too. Mr. Boland Jr. commented that his father talked about the consolidation of schools and the initiation of buses on rural routes to make getting to school easier. He also talked about when U.S. Department of Agriculture started providing surplus commodities for school lunches and when the state started buying textbooks. Mr. Shelton Jr. commented that his father would talk about the advance
of providing transportation to and from school for all students and initiation of free and reduced price lunches, breakfasts and snacks so students would be healthier and learn better. Ms. Murphy Jr. said her mother told her how kindergarten and extendedday programs had been added, along with teacher aides in every elementary classroom and parent outreach programs. She remembered hearing about federal programs adding more money to teach poor kids and Supplemental Social Security checks for parents of slower learners. Mr. Stirgus III said his father would
talk about the decision to air condition every school based on studies that, like the nutrition studies, showed students would learn more if they were comfortable. He talked about how students were exempted from semester tests if they came to school and were given pre-tests to prepare them for the state tests. Mr. Loviza Jr. then recalled the trustee vote in 2015 to launch a pilot program, later expanded, to pay elementary students $5 per day for attending, junior high students $7.50 per day for attending and high school students $10 per day for attending. Mr. Boland Jr. then recalled the trustee vote in 2016 to do away with buses and hire private vehicles to pick up each student and take each student home in the afternoon. Mr. Shelton Jr. brought up the subject of the 2017 decision to provide each student a personal computer and a personal assistant to attend each and every class and coach and help with any homework in the evening. Ms. Murphy Jr. then recalled the trustee vote in 2018 to deconstruct
the academic day entirely, do away with bells, schedules, the curriculum and let students watch movies and play video games if they didn’t feel like attending math or history classes that day. Mr. Stirgus III then recalled that last year cafeterias were replaced with food kiosks so that students could order whatever foods they desired whenever they desired. He mentioned how teachers were reassigned to work the food booths in hopes they could mention something about English or science while the children waited for their orders. Superintendent Price Jr. then reminded the trustees that students still needed inducements to learn. Upon a motion duly made and seconded, the trustees approved issuing unlimited debit cards to students in the hope that “all barriers to learning” would be removed. •
Charlie Mitchell is executive editor of The Vicksburg Post. Write to him at Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182, or e-mail cmitchell@ vicksburgpost.com.
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Oklahoma bombing — 15 years later
Victims’ kids rebuild lives through education OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Dion Thomas’ life began spiraling out of control after her mother was killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. The straight-A student started skipping classes and saw her grades slip to D’s, F’s and incompletes. She stayed in her bedroom for days, unable to come out. No one let her see her mother’s body to say goodbye, thinking it was better for her daughter to remember how she was alive. “I pretty much almost dropped out of high school,” said Thomas, who was a sophomore when her mother, Social Security Administration employee Charlotte Thomas, died in the April 19, 1995, attack. Thomas limped to graduation with no idea what her future held. But 15 years later, she is a college graduate working toward an advanced degree in speech pathology at Howard University in Washington, D.C., all because of a fund that ensured her tuition would be covered because of the loss she suffered as a child. More than 200 children had parents killed or disabled when an anti-government conspirator’s truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Thomas and others have benefited from a continuing legacy of the attack — the outpouring of donations from people who wanted to help the families of the victims. At the time of the blast, the children ranged from infants to teenagers. Suddenly, they were left to be raised by single parents or grandparents, were placed with other family members or sent to homes in other states. With the scholarship money
available, about two-thirds have since gone on to college or other education programs, and the graduates now include physicians, lawyers, veterinarians and pharmacists. “It was not about distributing money,” said Nancy B. Anthony, executive director of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, which administers the fund created from the donations. “It was about how to help people restore their lives.” The fund has spent about $6 million on tuition, housing and other educational costs. It has also paid for counseling. As the bombing shattered the lives of the victims’ families, the donations changed the future for many. “Going to college would have been difficult,” said Marisa Williams, 28, who obtained a public relations degree at Oklahoma State University after her father, Jules Valdez, who worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, was killed. “My parents had done a great job in saving, but it wouldn’t have covered everything.” Dr. Kyle Loudenslager, who lost his father, General Services Administration employee Michael Loudenslager, said he likely would not have pursued his veterinary medicine degree at OSU were it not for the scholarship help. “It’s not that I couldn’t have done it. It’s just that I wouldn’t have done it,” said Loudenslager, 37, who practices at the Deercreek Animal Hospital in Harrah, Okla. Years after the attack, volunteers and case workers checked in with families. At the time her mother was killed, Dion Thomas, the youngest of three children, was a shy tomboy who liked math and science. The chil-
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A fireman carries a child from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City after the 1995 bombing. dren “were raised with love. They were the sweetest kids,” said Bettie Lewis, Thomas’ grandmother. “They were no problem at all — until their lives just changed.” Since the children’s father was not always present, Lewis cared for the children after Charlotte Thomas’ death. But Dion couldn’t find her bearings. After graduating high school in 1997, she drifted between menial jobs before trying college, then dropping out.
“I still was not in the right mindset,” she said. Finally, she enlisted in the Army and found a purpose. The breakthrough came while she was serving at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, when she befriended a speech pathologist who was helping war veterans with brain injuries learn to speak again. “I am so thankful for the opportunity that they gave me. I don’t know what I would be doing,” Thomas said.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Rain prevented space shuttle Discovery from returning to Earth today, and Mission Control instructed the astronauts to spend a 15th day circling the world and awaiting better weather. Mission Control radioed up the disappointing news after passing up two landing attempts. Clearer skies were expected over Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday. If the clouds linger, however, NASA will try for the backup landing site in Southern California. Touchdown is scheduled for 7:33 a.m., shortly after sunrise. Discovery can remain in
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS orbit until Wednesday.
Oil plunges on jitters over Iceland volcano Oil prices plunged more than $2 to below $81 a barrel today, extending big losses on expectations that disruption to air travel from the Icelandic volcano will lower demand for jet fuel and uncertainty about whether it would hamper the global economic recovery. Benchmark crude for May delivery was down $2.33 to $80.91 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York
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and Rock and Soul. “Also we went on Beale Street. I can’t even remember all the great bands we got to hear, going back and forth from The B.B. King Blues Club and Rum Boogie Cafe,” Mitchell said. Some other entertainment, Mitchell noted, didn’t require driving all the way to New Orleans or Memphis. “I’ve gotten to hear Hunter Gibson, Cucho Gonzales, John Powell and Sam Brady just within the Jackson area.” Most of the musicians, Mitchell said, are local people who perform everything from soul and jazz to country and Latin music. “There is so much to listen to.” Much of Mitchell’s time in America has been spent close to Vicksburg. Around here, she said she got to try crawfish for the first time, do even more shopping and go to restaurants. “We all went to Sun Koon together one night. I met the owner, and while speaking to him, accidently had a mouthful of wasabi mustard. I swear I blew my brains out! I couldn’t talk for three entire minutes and that is
quite rare for me,” Mitchell said, recounting her first experience with the intense seasoning. But even more so than the music, weekend trips and spicy food, Yvonne Mitchell said it is the people she has enjoyed the most. “Everyone here is so awesome and giving. I’ve been so many places in town and people have just given me gifts,” Mitchell said, as she sat down with an array of souvenirs around her. “I am a single mom and don’t travel that much, but I’m definitely going to come back here, and next time I’m bringing my kids!” Davenport said that she, too, has shared in the enjoyment of the trip. “Something really great has come from Yvonne and I meeting on Facebook,” Davenport said. “I’ve gotten to spend three weeks with her and together we’ve had a wonderful time.” Mitchell agrees, “The people here are the warmest I have ever met... The world should take a leaf from Mississippi’s book.”
Distrust Continued from Page A1. tough for the party in power. Add a toxic environment like this and lots of incumbent Democrats could be out of work. The survey found that just 22 percent of those questioned say they can trust Washington almost always or most of the time and just 19 percent say they are basically content with it. Nearly half say the government negatively affects their daily lives, a sentiment that’s grown over the past dozen years. This anti-government feeling has driven the tea party movement, reflected in fierce protests this past week. “The government’s been lying to people for years. Politicians make promises to get elected, and when they get elected, they don’t follow through,” says Cindy Wanto, 57, a registered Democrat from Nemacolin, Pa., who joined several thousand for a rally in Washington on April 15 — the tax filing deadline. “There’s too much government in my business. It was a problem before Obama, but he’s certainly not helping fix it.” Majorities in the survey call Washington too big and too powerful, and say it’s interfering too much in state and local matters. The public is split over whether the government should be responsible for dealing with critical problems or scaled back to reduce its power, presumably in favor of personal responsibility. About half say they want a smaller government with fewer services, compared with roughly 40 percent who want a bigger government providing more. The public was evenly divided on those questions long before Obama was elected. Still, a majority supported the Obama administration exerting greater control over the economy during the recession. “Trust in government rarely gets this low,” said Andrew Kohut, director of
the nonpartisan center that conducted the survey. “Some of it’s backlash against Obama. But there are a lot of other things going on.” And, he added: “Politics has poisoned the well.” The survey found that Obama’s policies were partly to blame for a rise in distrustful, anti-government views. In his first year in office, the president orchestrated a government takeover of Detroit automakers, secured a $787 billion stimulus package and pushed to overhaul the health care system. But the poll also identified a combination of factors that contributed to the electorate’s hostility: the recession that Obama inherited from President George W. Bush; a dispirited public; and anger with Congress and politicians of all political leanings. “I want an honest government. This isn’t an honest government. It hasn’t been for some time,” said selfdescribed independent David Willms, 54, of Sarasota, Fla. He faulted the White House and Congress under both parties. The poll was based on four surveys done from March 11 to April 11 on landline and cell phones. The largest survey, of 2,500 adults, has a margin of sampling error of 2.5 percentage points; the others, of about 1,000 adults each, has a margin of sampling error of 4 percentage points. In the short term, the deepening distrust is politically troubling for Obama and Democrats. Analysts say outof-power Republicans could well benefit from the bitterness toward Washington come November, even though voters blame them, too, for partisan gridlock that hinders progress. In a democracy built on the notion that citizens have a voice and a right to exercise it, the long-term consequences could prove to be simply unhealthy — or debilitating.
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Frank Excel Marley Sr. Services for Frank Excel Marley Sr. will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springhill M.B. Church with the Rev. Frank Gardner officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 7 tonight at W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home and Tuesday at the church from 1
p.m. until the service. Mr. Marley died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 87. He retired as a principal from the Vicksburg Warren School District after 30 years of service. He was a member of Wesley Methodist Church.
Don Alan Smith Sr. HERMANVILLE — Don Alan Smith Sr. died today, April 19, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 54. Glenwood Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
the volcano under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. Hundreds of thousands of passengers have been stranded around the world since the volcano in southern Iceland begun erupting Wednesday for the second time in a month. Passengers in Asia, frustrated over sleeping on airport floors for days and running out of money, staged protests at airport counters. European airlines are seeking financial compensation for a crisis that is costing the industry at least $200 million a day — and by some estimates up to $300 million a day. The BA airline chief said test flights had proven that flying was safe. As pressure mounted from airlines, European civil aviation authorities were holding a conference call today about what steps could be taken toward opening airspace. “It’s embarrassing, and a European mess,” said Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association. “It took five days to organize a conference call with the ministers of transport and we are losing $200 million per day (and) 750,000 passengers are stranded all over. Does it make sense?” The IATA, world’s leading airline industry group, expressed its “dissatisfaction with how governments have managed it, with no risk assessment, no consultation, no coordination, and no leadership.” The group urged governments to more urgently “focus on how and when we can safely reopen Europe’s skies.” Several airlines have run flights over the last few days, and none reported problems or damage, prompting some
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to wonder whether governments had overreacted to concerns that the microscopic particles of ash could shut down jet engines. British Airways said it had flown a plane Sunday through the no-fly zone and found “no variations in the aircraft’s normal operational performance.” “The analysis we have done so far, alongside that from other airlines’ trial flights, provides fresh evidence that the current blanket restrictions on airspace are unnecessary,” BA chief executive Willie Walsh said today. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines said it had flown four planes Sunday through what it described as a gap in the layer of microscopic dust over Holland and Germany. Air France, Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines also sent up test flights, although most traveled below the altitudes where the ash has been heavily concentrated. With airlines pressing for a restrictions to be lifted, a senior Western diplomat said Monday that several NATO F-16 fighters had flown through the ash cloud, and one had suffered engine damage from glasslike deposits — evidence that the danger from the cloud is very real. The official declined to provide more details on the military flights and spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the information. Some smaller airports reopened today but authorities in Britain, France, Germany, and the Netherlands — home to four of Europe’s five largest airports — said their air space was still closed. Britain said it was keeping flight restrictions on
through early Tuesday while Italy briefly lifted restrictions then quickly closed down again. Eurocontrol said today that southern Europe was mostly open for flights — including Portugal, Spain, parts of Italy and France, the Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey — as were parts of northern Europe. In London, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and assault ship HMS Ocean would be sent across the English Channel. A third ship is being spent to Spain to pick up soldiers trying to get back to Britain after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. “I expect Ocean to be in the Channel today. I expect the Ark Royal to moving towards the Channel later,” Brown said after meeting with the government’s emergency committee, known as COBRA. He said Britain was speaking with Spanish authorities to see whether Britons stranded overseas could be flown there and then taken home by boat or bus. Brown said the ash cloud had created “the biggest challenge to our aviation transport network for many years.” In Spain, all airports were open today and the government volunteered to become the new hub of Europe to get stranded passengers moving again. Infrastructure minister Jose Blanco said Spain could to take in around 100,000 people under the new emergency plan, which focuses on aircraft trying to bring Britons home from Asia, Latin America and North America. Spain will also beef up train, bus and ferry services.
timelines provided by Toyota that showed it had known about the sticky pedal defect at least since Sept. 29, 2009, when it issued repair procedures to distributors in 31 European countries to address complaints of sticking pedals, sudden increases in engine RPM and unexpected vehicle acceleration. The documents also indicated that Toyota knew that owners in the United States had experienced the same problems. The Japanese automaker has been weighing its options since the fine was announced in early April but analysts expected it to pay the penalty. “When you look at the toll it’s taken on Toyota’s reputation, when you look at the number of vehicles involved, when you look at the hardship it’s placed on Toyota’s customer base, it’s only right for Toyota to take this fine,” said Dennis Virag, president of Automotive Consulting Group based in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The penalty is the largest the government can assess under law. Without the cap, government lawyers said Toyota could have faced fines of $13.8 billion, or $6,000 for each of 2.3 million vehicles that were sold with defective pedals. Transportation officials have not ruled out additional fines. The department is reviewing whether Toyota delayed for six weeks the late January recall of the 20092010 Venza in the United States to address floor mats that could entrap the accelerator pedal after making a similar recall in Canada. Toyota recalled the Venza in Canada in December and reported to the U.S. government on Dec. 16 that the floor mats could move forward and interfere with the pedal. Toyota told U.S. authorities at the time that the floor mats in question were not imported into the U.S. but the Venza was added to the floor mat recall in late January.
Toyota Continued from Page A1. to report the potential safety defect within five business days, as required by law. The fine does not free Toyota from potential civil and criminal penalties. The Japanese auto company still faces dozens of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in federal courts and federal prosecutors and the Securities and Exchange Commission are conducting investigations related to the recalls. From the government’s viewpoint, the agreement to pay the full fine constituted an acceptance of responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of the law. Toyota announced it would recall 2.3 million vehicles in January to address sticking pedals on popular vehicles such as the Camry and Corolla. The Japanese automaker has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems in multiple models and braking issues in the Prius hybrid. The fine was based upon
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STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Partly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; lows in the mid40s tuesDAY-wednesday Mostly sunny; highs in the lower 80s, lows in the lower 50s
Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 74º Low/past 24 hours............... 54º Average temperature......... 64º Normal this date................... 67º Record low..............90º in 2006 Record high............36º in 1983 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 0.97 inch Total/year.............. 13.96 inches Normal/month......3.62 inches Normal/year........ 19.93 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Tuesday: A.M. Active..........................11:04 A.M. Most active................. 4:50 P.M. Active...........................11:33 P.M. Most active.................. 5:19 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:34 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:35 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:28
RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 36.3 | Change: -0.8 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 16.8 | Change: -0.4 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 19.4 | Change: -2.5 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 17.6 | Change: -0.5 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 4.5 | Change: -0.1 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 8.8 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................83.3 River....................................83.5
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A family makes a meal outside tents in the earthquake-hit Tibetan region of western China. hillside, CCTV said. Half her body had been trapped by the debris, the report said, but her vital signs were stable. The death toll from the quake in Qinghai province climbed to 1,944, the official Xinhua News Agency said today. More than 12,100 people were hurt. At least 1,100 bodies were cre-
mated or buried by Saturday, according to the provincial civil affairs department. In Jiegu, thousands of Tibetan Buddhist monks picked at rubble with shovels, performing funeral rites and throwing food to survivors from the backs of trucks. Most of the work in town, how-
ever, has shifted from rescue to rebuilding, as search teams left today. Temperatures in the elevated area can hit lows of around 27 degrees Fahrenheit, making the tens of thousands left homeless a major concern. Convoys of military supply trucks were at a standstill, backed up for miles.
Ousted Kyrgyzstan president leaves Kazakhstan BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan today left Kazakhstan, ending four days of refuge in the country after he was driven from power in a violent uprising, a Kazakh official said. Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman Ilyas Omarov said he didn’t know where Bakiyev was headed. “He’s left Kazakhstan — there are no details on his planned destination,” Omarov said. The authoritarian leader of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, said Sunday that Bakiyev would be welcome in his country, which could exacerbate Belarus’ tensions with the West as well as its difficult relations with neighboring Russia. Another possible destination is the United Arab
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Emirates, where Bakiyev is thought to own property. Bakiyev left Kyrgyzstan for Kazakhstan on Thursday after he was driven from power in a bloody revolt.
Russian adoptions remain under freeze MOSCOW — All Russian adoptions to the United States will remain suspended until a new agreement is negotiated, which could take up to two months, the Kremlin’s children’s rights ombudsman said today. Russia froze U.S. adoptions last week after a boy was put on a plane back to Russia by his adoptive American mother. The woman said she “no longer wishes to parent”
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Two factories that make Microsoft Corp. products in southern China violated overtime regulations and failed to properly register the use of workers aged 16 to 18, a monitoring group said today. The problems at the plants in the city of Dongguan were initially raised last week by the National Labor Committee, a New York-based nonprofit that tracks the treatment of foreign workers by U.S. companies. The group alleged that the teen laborers worked long shifts and were not allowed to use bathrooms during working hours at the plants, owned by Taiwanbased KYE Systems Corp. The factories make Webcams, computer mice and Xbox controllers for Microsoft, the world’s biggest software company.
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BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi panel investigating election complaints ordered today a recount of more than 2.5 million votes cast in Baghdad during the March 7 election, agreeing to a demand by Prime Minister Nouri alMaliki that could swing the outcome in his favor. Al-Maliki won 89 of 325 parliamentary seats in the election, coming in second behind former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi with 91 seats. Neither has been able to cobble together a majority coalition with the support of other parties yet, and in the meantime al-Maliki has been trying to alter the outcome of the vote through various court appeals and other challenges, and by trying to woo support away from Allawi. Al-Maliki’s State of Law bloc has claimed election fraud and demanded a recount in five provinces, including Baghdad which accounts for almost a
JIEGU, China (AP) — Rescuers pulled three people alive from the rubble today, five days after an earthquake killed nearly 2,000 people in a Tibetan region of western China. Aid convoys clogged the main road into the remote mountainous area. China Central Television said a 4-year-old girl and an elderly woman had been trapped since Wednesday under a bed in a collapsed mud house in a village about 13 miles from the hardest-hit town of Jiegu. Relatives kept Wujian Cuomao, 68, and Cairen Baji alive by sending them food and water through gaps in the rubble with the help of bamboo poles, state broadcaster CCTV said. The report showed a team of rescuers lifting the white-haired woman onto a stretcher, throwing a thick blanket over her and putting her in an ambulance. The child was seen wrapped in a blanket in the arms of a rescuer. CCTV gave few details of the survivors’ conditions, saying only that the woman’s life was not in danger while the child suffered no injuries. Also Monday, rescuers freed a Tibetan woman named Ritu from her toppled house on a
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PCA opens playoffs with old nemesis By Ernest Bowker email@example.com
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WhO’S hOT TYLER CRANFIELD St. Aloysius powerlifter finished second in the 242-pound division at Saturday’s Class 1A state meet in Jackson. He lifted a total of 1,155 pounds in the bench press, dead lift and squat, just five pounds short of the winning mark.
Rain-plagued races delayed to today FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For all the talk about green-whitecheckered finishes in NASCAR this season, the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races can’t even get started in rainy Texas. Persistent wet weather Sunday forced the postponement of a Sprint Cup and Nationwide doubleheader until today. The forecast called for a minimal chance of rain today. The Sprint Cup race was called Sunday about 75 minutes after its scheduled start because of drizzle and the forecast for misty conditions until late in the evening. The race was rescheduled for 11 a.m. today. Rain on Saturday wiped out the Nationwide race then. It had been rescheduled for Sunday after the Cup race and will now start around 4 p.m. today. If both races are run today, that means 15 drivers face the potential of 801 miles behind the wheel — 501 miles in the Cup race and 300 in the Nationwide race. The only times Cup and Nationwide races were run together on a Monday was in October 2003 at Charlotte and February 2008 at California.
Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-9 La. Pick 4: 5-2-7-6 Easy 5: 4-12-19-31-34 La. Lotto: 7-22-23-25-27-30
Powerball: 5-21-22-41-49 Powerball: 15; Power play: 5
Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-2 La. Pick 4: 7-9-1-6 Weekly results: B2
Yankees-Red Sox. Lakers-Celtics. Porters ChapelHeidelberg. Even though the names and faces change over the years, some sports rivalries never die. PCA and Heidelberg meet — again — in the first round of the MAIS Class A playoffs on Tuesday. It’s the fifth time in 10 years the two schools have faced each other in the postseason. “There’s so many different players and we haven’t seen them in a year. I don’t know much about them,” said PCA outfielder Reed Gordon. “They’re usually a pretty good team, so we always expect to play them in the playoffs sometime.” The PCA vs. Heidelberg matchup used to be an annual occurrence. They played for the Class A championship in 2001, 2003 and 2004. They didn’t play again in baseball until the first round of the 2008 playoffs, although they did face each other in football several times. The two-year gap in the series has quieted the rivalry a bit. Most of the starters on this year’s PCA team were bench players or not on the team the last time they faced the Rebels. Even the Eagles’ first-year coach, Jerry Bourne, wasn’t with the program then. Bourne’s familiarity with Heidelberg (8-4) was more of a general knowledge of its success, he said. “I know Heidelberg generally has a great program. They’re going to field a program that plays the right way,” he said. More than anything
During its march toward history, Sumrall has picked up plenty of fans. There are those from the Hattiesburg area who have ties to the program. There are fans of baseball in general who were rooting for the Bobcats to continue their state-record winning streak — which ended at 67 games with a 5-1 loss to Oak Grove on Saturday — and surge ahead toward the national record of 75. And then there are people like the St. Aloysius Flashes, who want their shot at the almost-invincible juggernaut. They’ll get it Tuesday night when they head to Sumrall for a clash of defending state champions. “If you can’t get jacked up about playing a team that has a chance to break the national win streak record, something is wrong with you,” St. Al coach Clint Wilkerson said. “But you’ve got to keep in perspective what we’re trying to do here, and that’s playing solid baseball at the end of the season.” Sumrall has been playing solid ball for the better part of three seasons. It won the 2008 Class 3A
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PREP BASEBALL Heidelberg will throw at them, Bourne is concerned with how his own team plays. The Eagles (13-10) won the District 5-A championship but have had bouts of inconsistency all season. Their longest winning streak has been just three games, and they lost three out of four before sweeping a season-ending doubleheader against a winless Mt. Salus squad on Thursday. That sweep gave them the district title. “I’ve been talking to them
about how you have to get focused for every game because a mental error can hurt you and end your season now,” Bourne said. Despite the ups and downs, Gordon said he felt the Eagles are playing better of late. Two of their most recent losses were 21-14 and 10-8 slugfests against Class AA powers Simpson Academy and Hillcrest, respectively. Although the Eagles lost both games, Gordon said competing well against a couple of playoff-bound teams has boosted their confidence.
MAIS Playoffs Porters Chapel vs. Heidelberg Tuesday, 6 p.m. PCA at Heidelberg Friday, 4 p.m. Heidelberg at PCA Friday, 7 p.m. Heidelberg at PCA (if necessary)
“We’re catching our stride,” Gordon said. “We had a pretty good game against Hillcrest. It feels like we’re building momentum.”
Flashes face down 4th-ranked Sumrall By Ernest Bowker firstname.lastname@example.org
If you go Tuesday, 7 p.m. St. Al at Sumrall championship, then went a perfect 36-0 on the way to defending its title in 2009. This season the Bobcats are 25-1, with impressive wins over Ridgeland and Oak Grove to its credit, and were ranked No. 4 in the country in last week’s USA Today poll. Sumrall has scored 310 runs this season, an average of 11.9 per game. Six of its regular starters are hitting .400 or better. Its pitchers have a team ERA of 1.37 and average 1 1/2 strikeouts per inning. “They’ve got one through nine that would be a star on any team in the state. That’s a fact,” Wilkerson said. “They’ll hit a two-run shot and then lay down a drag bunt. They just do everything right in every phase of the game.” Despite the incredible challenge ahead of them, the Flashes have been salivating over the opportunity to undertake it since the game was scheduled. As the Bobcats kept up the winning streak, St. Al pitcher Stephen Evans said he and his teammates were root-
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St. Aloysius’ Regan Nosser throws a pitch earlier this season against West Lincoln. St. Al will play at Sumrall, ranked No. 4 in the country by USA Today, on Tuesday night. ing for it to continue so they could take their shot at ending it. “We were pretty jacked up when we saw we were playing them.” said Evans, who will start on the mound Tuesday. “That would be one of the highlights of the season, beating them. It’s probably the biggest game we’ve played other than the
state championship.” Lately, the Flashes have gotten a cruel reminder that they need to step up their game to avoid becoming Sumrall’s latest victim. St. Aloysius lost four in a row after an 11-0 start, ending its own 15-game winning streak and shaking
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It’s been a rough season for Mississippi State so far. The Bulldogs are five games below .500 in the Southeastern Conference and barely hovering above the mark overall. And still, just by winning a couple of games they’re very much alive for a berth in the SEC Tournament. The Bulldogs collected 15 hits Sunday — including three by Connor Powers — and beat Tennessee 14-6 to win the weekend series in Starkville. Although Mississippi State improved to just 19-17 overall and 5-10 at the halfway point of the SEC schedule, they moved into a tie with Kentucky and Alabama for eighth place. The top eight teams make the SEC Tournament and, John in a strong Cohen league like this, typically the NCAA Tournament. MSU has not been to the NCAA Tournament since reaching the College World Series in 2007. “In this league, you can win 66 percent of your games and win it,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “You can win 33 percent of your games and make a regional. If we can just find a way to get in the (SEC) tournament, our RPI can get us in a regional. That is not out of the realm of possibilities. I like our chances with what we can do.” What they did offensively this weekend bodes well for the future. The Bulldogs had 11 or more runs and 13 or more hits in all three games, totaling 38 runs and 43 hits. On Sunday they scored five times in the third inning to take a 7-1 lead. The big blow was a two-run double by Powers, who finished the game 3-for-5 with three doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. After Tennessee (18-19, 4-11) cut it to 7-3 in the top of the fifth, Mississippi State put up another five-spot in the bottom of the inning. This time, Jet Butler’s basesclearing triple into the right field corner crushed the Vols’ hopes. Butler went 2-for-4 in the game, with the three RBIs and two runs scored. Russ Sneed also went 2-for-3 with three RBIs for the Bulldogs. “We let them get out to too big of a lead early on,” said Tennessee assistant coach Bradley LeCroy, who was leading the Vols while head coach Todd Raleigh returned to Knoxville where he and his wife Stephanie were expecting their fourth child. “We put a dent in it when we scored two to make it 7-3 and we still had a chance in the game, but you can’t proceed to go out there and give up rebound runs. It just killed the momentum of our team.”
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
NBA PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. TNT - Chicago at Cleveland, Game 2 9:30 p.m. TNT - Utah at Denver, Game 2
NHL PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. Versus - Buffalo at Boston, Game 3 9 p.m. Versus - Vancouver at Los Angeles, Game 3
SOCCER 1:55 p.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, West Ham at Liverpool
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Baseball Cabrera leads M-Braves to win over West Tenn Willie Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBIs, and Luis Bolivar scored five runs as the Mississippi Braves beat West Tenn 11-2 on Sunday. The M-Braves (5-5) took four of five from West Tenn (4-6). They’ ve won five of six overall and return to Trustmark Park tonight for a fivegame series against Mobile.
Boxing Ex-lightweight champ commits suicide in jail CARACAS, Venezuela — Former boxing champ Edwin Valero committed suicide in his jail cell today just hours after he was arrested in his wife’s killing, police said. The former lightweight champion used his own clothes to hang himself from a bar in his cell early today, Venezuelan Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores told reporters. He said Valero was found by another inmate, who alerted authorities in the police lockup in north-central Carabobo state. Valero still showed signs of life when they took him down, but they were unable to save him and he died about 1:30 a.m., Flores said. The 28-year-old was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife. Prosecutors said Sunday night that they had planned to charge Valero in the killing. Valero was detained after police found the body of his 24-year-old wife in a hotel in Valencia. The boxer left the hotel room around dawn Sunday and allegedly told security he had killed Jennifer Viera, Flores said. He was replaced as WBC lightweight champion in February after he expressed a desire to campaign in a higher weight division, WBC president Jose Sulaiman said.
Golf Penalty helps Furyk win Verizon playoff HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Brian Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the first playoff hole Sunday to give Jim Furyk a victory at the Verizon Heritage. Davis, an Englishman who has never won on the PGA Tour, birdied the 72nd hole to force the extra hole. However, Davis’ approach rolled off the green of the lighthouse hole and into some rocks. As Davis attempted to chip on, his wedge moved a loose reed in the marshy area. Davis quickly called for a rules official, who after calling colleagues to check the replay, confirmed the penalty. Davis conceded to Furyk before the world’s sixth-ranked player putted out.
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 19 1950 — Nineteen-year-old Ham Kee Yong becomes the youngest Boston Marathon winner with a 2:32:39 clocking. 1991 — Evander Holyfield retains the heavyweight title with a unanimous 12-round decision over 42-year-old challenger George Foreman in Atlantic City, N.J. 1992 — Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls wins his sixth straight NBA scoring title with a 30.1 average. 2000 — Minnesota’s Kevin Garnett becomes the ninth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 10 rebounds and five assists in a season. The last to do it was Charles Barkley for Phoenix in 1992-93.
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SCOREBOARD Major League Baseball American League East Division
W New York.......................9 Tampa Bay....................9 Toronto..........................7 Boston...........................4 Baltimore.......................2
L 3 3 6 8 11
W Minnesota......................9 Detroit............................7 Cleveland.......................6 Kansas City...................5 Chicago.........................4
L 4 5 6 7 9
Pct .750 .750 .538 .333 .154
GB — — 2 1/2 5 7 1/2
Pct .692 .583 .500 .417 .308
GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/2 5
W L Pct GB Oakland.........................9 5 .643 — Los Angeles..................6 7 .462 2 1/2 Seattle...........................6 7 .462 2 1/2 Texas.............................5 7 .417 3 Saturday’s Late Game Tampa Bay 6, Boston 5 Sunday’s Games Cleveland 7, Chicago White Sox 4 N.Y. Yankees 5, Texas 2 L.A. Angels 3, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 7, Boston 1 Kansas City 10, Minnesota 5 Baltimore 8, Oakland 3 Detroit 4, Seattle 2 Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Niemann 0-0) at Boston (Lackey 1-0), 10:05 a.m. Kansas City (Bannister 0-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-1), 6:07 p.m. Detroit (Willis 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 1-1), 9:05 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 0-1) at Seattle (Fister 1-1), 9:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Kansas City at Toronto, 6:07 p.m. Texas at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Baltimore at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.
AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS
G AB R H Pct. Podsednik KC................. 12 46 5 21 .457 FGutierrez Sea................ 13 52 4 21 .404 Jeter NYY........................ 11 50 9 19 .380 Mauer Min....................... 13 45 9 17 .378 Posada NYY.................... 10 37 8 14 .378 MiCabrera Det................. 12 46 8 17 .370 JGuillen KC..................... 12 49 11 18 .367 Pedroia Bos..................... 12 49 8 18 .367 Choo Cle......................... 12 40 10 14 .350 Kendall KC...................... 12 46 2 16 .348 Home Runs NCruz, Texas, 7; VWells, Toronto, 6; JGuillen, Kansas City, 5; Pedroia, Boston, 5; 7 tied at 4. RBI NCruz, Texas, 15; MiCabrera, Detroit, 14; Pedroia, Boston, 13; Choo, Cleveland, 12; CPena, Tampa Bay, 12; Quentin, Chicago, 11. Runs RDavis, Oakland, 12; JGuillen, Kansas City, 11; Morneau, Minnesota, 11; VWells, Toronto, 11; Cano, New York, 10; Choo, Cleveland, 10; DeJesus, Kansas City, 10; Span, Minnesota, 10. Hits FGutierrez, Seattle, 21; Podsednik, Kansas City, 21; Jeter, New York, 19; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 18; JGuillen, Kansas City, 18; Pedroia, Boston, 18. Doubles AleGonzalez, Toronto, 7; Inge, Detroit, 6; DeJesus, Kansas City, 5; Hamilton, Texas, 5; Hunter, Los Angeles, 5; Markakis, Baltimore, 5; HMatsui, Los Angeles, 5; Mauer, Minnesota, 5; DOrtiz, Boston, 5; ARodriguez, New York, 5. Triples Granderson, New York, 2; AJackson, Detroit, 2; AdJones, Baltimore, 2; GSizemore, Cleveland, 2. Stolen bases RDavis, Oakland, 7; Gardner, New York, 7; Podsednik, Kansas City, 7; Pierre, Chicago, 6; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 5; Figgins, Seattle, 4; Granderson, New York, 4; Span, Minnesota, 4. PITCHING Wins Janssen, Toronto, 3-0; Garza, Tampa Bay, 3-0; AJBurnett, New York, 2-0; Duensing, Minnesota, 2-0; CLewis, Texas, 2-0; Pettitte, New York, 2-0; Zumaya, Detroit, 2-0. Strikeouts Matusz, Baltimore, 23; Romero, Toronto, 22; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 21; Millwood, Baltimore, 20; Garza, Tampa Bay, 19; FHernandez, Seattle, 18; JShields, Tampa Bay, 18. Saves Rauch, Minnesota, 6; MRivera, New York, 5; Aardsma, Seattle, 5; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 4; CPerez, Cleveland, 4; 6 tied at 3. ———
National League East Division
W Philadelphia...................8 Florida............................8 Atlanta...........................7 Washington....................6 New York.......................4
L 4 5 5 6 8
W St. Louis........................8 Pittsburgh......................7 Chicago.........................5 Milwaukee......................5 Cincinnati.......................5 Houston.........................3
L 4 5 7 7 8 9
Pct .667 .615 .583 .500 .333
GB — 1/2 1 2 4
Pct .667 .583 .417 .417 .385 .250
GB — 1 3 3 3 1/2 5
W L Pct GB San Francisco...............8 4 .667 — Colorado........................6 6 .500 2 Los Angeles..................6 6 .500 2 San Diego.....................6 6 .500 2 Arizona..........................5 7 .417 3 Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 4, Colorado 3 Florida 2, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 11, Washington 7 Houston 3, Chicago Cubs 2, 10 innings San Diego 5, Arizona 3 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1 St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 3 Today’s Games Colorado (Cook 0-1) at Washington (Stammen 0-0), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 0-1), 6:10 p.m. St. Louis (Penny 1-0) at Arizona (R.Lopez 1-0), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 0-0) at San Diego (Richard 0-2), 9:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Colorado at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at N.Y. Mets, 6:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Florida at Houston, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9:05 p.m.
NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS
G AB R IRodriguez Was................ 9 36 9 Prado Atl......................... 12 47 10 McGehee Mil................... 12 45 9 Polanco Phi..................... 12 53 14 Ethier LAD....................... 10 36 5 Headley SD..................... 12 48 10 MRamirez LAD................ 10 32 6 Keppinger Hou................ 11 35 3 CGonzalez Col................. 9 38 8 Braun Mil......................... 12 49 8
H 16 20 18 21 14 18 12 13 14 18
Pct. .444 .426 .400 .396 .389 .375 .375 .371 .368 .367
Home Runs Utley, Philadelphia, 6; Kemp, Los Angeles, 5; Pujols, St. Louis, 5; McGehee, Milwaukee, 4; Reynolds, Arizona, 4. Runs Batted In Cantu, Florida, 16; Heyward, Atlanta, 15; Kemp, Los Angeles, 15; Pujols, St. Louis, 15; CYoung, Arizona, 15; Howard, Philadelphia, 14; Braun, Milwaukee, 12; Ethier, Los Angeles, 12; Polanco, Philadelphia, 12; Utley, Philadelphia, 12. Runs Kemp, Los Angeles, 14; Polanco, Philadelphia, 14; Utley, Philadelphia, 14; Maybin, Florida, 13; AHuff, San Francisco, 11; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 11. Hits Polanco, Philadelphia, 21; Prado, Atlanta, 20; Braun, Milwaukee, 18; Headley, San Diego, 18; McGehee, Milwaukee, 18; Uggla, Florida, 18. Doubles IRodriguez, Washington, 7; Cantu, Florida, 6; GSanchez, Florida, 6; Werth, Philadelphia, 6; Hawpe, Colorado, 5; Howard, Philadelphia, 5; McGehee, Milwaukee, 5; Prado, Atlanta, 5. Triples Morgan, Washington, 3; Venable, San Diego, 2. Stolen bases AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 7; Furcal, Los Angeles, 4; Morgan, Washington, 4; Theriot, Chicago, 4; Votto, Cincinnati, 4; DWright, New York, 4. PITCHING Wins Wainwright, St. Louis, 3-0; Lincecum, San Francisco, 3-0; Jimenez, Colorado, 3-0; DLowe, Atlanta, 3-0; Halladay, Philadelphia, 3-0; Pelfrey, New York, 2-0; Duke, Pittsburgh, 2-0. Strikeouts Lincecum, San Francisco, 24; Dempster, Chicago, 22; Wainwright, St. Louis, 22; Halladay, Philadelphia, 21; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 20; JoJohnson, Florida, 20; Jimenez, Colorado, 20. Saves Capps, Washington, 5; Franklin, St. Louis, 4; Cordero, Cincinnati, 4; Marmol, Chicago, 3; Hoffman, Milwaukee, 3; Nunez, Florida, 3; Bell, San Diego, 3; Dotel, Pittsburgh, 3; Madson, Philadelphia, 3.
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Minor League Baseball Southern League North Division
W Tennessee (Cubs).........8 Carolina (Reds).............6 Huntsville (Brewers)......6 West Tenn (Mariners)...4 Chattanooga (Dodgers).3
L 2 4 4 6 7
Pct. .800 .600 .600 .400 .300
GB — 2 2 4 5
W L Pct. Mobile (Diamondbacks).6 4 .600 Montgomery (Rays).......6 4 .600 Mississippi (Braves)...5 5 .500 Jacksonville (Marlins)....4 6 .400 Birm. (White Sox)..........2 8 .200 ——— Sunday’s Games Huntsville 6, Jacksonville 5 Carolina 8, Montgomery 7 Tennessee 6, Chattanooga 5, 10 innings Mississippi 11, West Tenn 2 Mobile 5, Birmingham 4, 17 innings Today’s Games Montgomery at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m. Tennessee at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Huntsville at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Mobile at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Tennessee at Carolina, 10 a.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 4
College Baseball Southeastern Conference East
Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............28-8..............................11-4 Florida............................25-10............................10-5 Vanderbilt......................29-9................................8-7 Kentucky........................22-14............................5-10 Tennessee.....................18-19............................4-11 Georgia..........................11-25............................3-12
Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................31-6..............................12-3 LSU................................30-6..............................11-4 Auburn...........................24-13..............................8-7 Ole Miss.......................24-13..............................8-7 Alabama........................22-15............................5-10 Mississippi St..............19-17............................5-10 Sunday’s Games Kentucky 6, Florida 5 Ole Miss 5, South Carolina 4 Vanderbilt 3, Auburn 2 LSU 5, Alabama 4, 14 innings Arkansas 13, Georgia 5 Mississippi St. 14, Tennessee 6
Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Vanderbilt at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. S.C.-Upstate at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Kentucky at Western Kentucky, 6 p.m. Troy at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Alcorn St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Oral Roberts at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m. ———
Team Overall C-USA East Carolina.................24-12..............................6-3 Rice...............................23-15..............................8-4 Tulane............................23-14..............................5-4 Central Florida...............24-14..............................6-6 Memphis........................16-20..............................6-6 Marshall.........................15-20..............................6-6 Houston.........................16-18..............................4-5 UAB...............................20-15..............................5-7 Southern Miss.............18-16..............................2-7 Sunday’s Games East Carolina 6, UAB 5, 12 innings Marshall 6, Southern Miss 3 Rice 13, Central Florida 8 Tulane 10, UNLV 2 Houston 8, Memphis 6 Today’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Marshall at Youngstown St., 2 p.m. East Carolina at Campbell, 5 p.m. Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane, 6 p.m. Central Florida at North Florida, 6 p.m. Samford at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Rice at Texas A&M, 6:35 p.m.
Mississippi college schedule
Sunday’s Games Marshall 6, Southern Miss 3 Ole Miss 5, South Carolina 4 Mississippi St. 14, Tennessee 6 Miss. Valley St. 5, Alabama A&M 3, 1st game Miss. Valley St. 8, Alabama A&M 3, 2nd game Arkansas Tech 4, Delta St. 2 Millsaps at Trinity, ccd., rain Today’s Games Mobile at Tougaloo, 1 p.m. William Carey at Faulkner, 6 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Mobile at Tougaloo, Noon and 3 p.m. Delta St. at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Millsaps at Mississippi College, 6 p.m. William Carey at Auburn-Montgomery, 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Mississippi St., 6:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No games scheduled Thursday’s Game Jackson St. at Concordia, 1 and 4 p.m.
NBA NBA Playoff Schedule FIRST ROUND
(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday’s Late Game Denver 126, Utah 113, Denver leads series 1-0 Sunday’s Games L.A. Lakers 87, Oklahoma City 79, Los Angeles leads series 1-0 Orlando 98, Charlotte 89, Orlando leads series 1-0 Dallas 100, San Antonio 94, Dallas leads 1-0 Portland 105,Phoenix 100, leads series 1-0 Today’s Games Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m., Cleveland leads 1-0 Utah at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6 p.m., Atlanta leads 1-0 Miami at Boston, 7 p.m., Boston leads series 1-0 Portland at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Charlotte at Orlando, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
NHL NHL Playoff Schedule First round
(Best-of-7) Saturday’s Late Game Los Angeles 3, Vancouver 2, OT, series tied 1-1 Sunday’s Games Phoenix 4, Detroit 2, Phoenix leads series 2-1 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 2, OT, Phildelphia leads series 2-1 Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh leads series 2-1 Chicago 2, Nashville 0, series tied 1-1 Colorado 1, San Jose 0, OT, Colorado leads 2-1 Today’s Games Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m., series tied 1-1 Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m., series tied 1-1 Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Tuesday’s Games 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. Wednesday’s Games Washington at Montreal, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Boston, 6 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 9 p.m.
NASCAR Sprint Cup 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. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43.
(78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 188.692. (13) Max Papis, Toyota, 188.64. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 188.633. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 188.567. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 188.317. (37) David Gilliland, Ford, 188.094. (47) Marcos Ambrose, Toyota, 188.088. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 187.996. (09) Mike Bliss, Chevrolet, 187.944. (34) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 187.859. (21) Bill Elliott, Ford, 187.839. (12) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 187.826. (7) Robby Gordon, Toyota, 187.676. (19) Elliott Sadler, Ford, 187.169. (38) Kevin Conway, Ford, 186.78. (71) Bobby Labonte, Chevrolet, 186.645. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, Owner Points. (32) Reed Sorenson, Toyota, 187.071.
GOLF PGA Tour Verizon Heritage Par Scores
Sunday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 6,973; Par: 71 Final FedExCup points in parentheses (a-amateur; x-won first hole of playoff) x-Jim Furyk (500)............67-68-67-69—271 -13 Brian Davis (300)............68-69-66-68—271 -13 Bo Van Pelt (163)...........67-72-66-69—274 -10 Luke Donald (163)..........69-68-67-70—274 -10 Kris Blanks (100)............70-68-69-68—275 -9 Camilo Villegas (100)......70-68-67-70—275 -9 Ricky Barnes (100).........69-69-66-71—275 -9 Stuart Appleby (78).........69-67-73-67—276 -8 Rickie Fowler (78)...........68-72-69-67—276 -8 Nick O’Hern (78).............69-72-64-71—276 -8 Heath Slocum (78)..........70-67-67-72—276 -8 Boo Weekley (63)...........68-68-68-73—277 -7 Briny Baird (63)...............71-67-66-73—277 -7 Rory Sabbatini (54).........74-68-69-67—278 -6 Matt Kuchar (54).............71-67-72-68—278 -6 J.P. Hayes (54)...............69-68-72-69—278 -6 Spencer Levin (54).........72-66-70-70—278 -6 J.J. Henry (54)................68-68-71-71—278 -6 Stewart Cink (54)............71-69-67-71—278 -6 Webb Simpson (54)........70-68-68-72—278 -6 Stephen Ames (54).........74-65-65-74—278 -6 Jason Day (45)...............70-70-72-67—279 -5 Bryce Molder (45)...........68-68-74-69—279 -5 Paul Casey (45)..............75-65-70-69—279 -5 Charles Howell III (45)....68-67-73-71—279 -5 Brett Quigley (45)............69-68-71-71—279 -5 Tim Wilkinson (45)..........71-66-70-72—279 -5 Robert Karlsson (0).........70-68-69-72—279 -5 Fredrik Jacobson (45).....74-68-65-72—279 -5 Aaron Baddeley (45).......68-69-68-74—279 -5 Woody Austin (45)..........67-70-67-75—279 -5 Brian Gay (38)................72-70-69-69—280 -4 Michael Allen (38)...........72-67-71-70—280 -4 Will MacKenzie (38)........68-72-66-74—280 -4 Steve Flesch (34)............70-71-71-69—281 -3 Kevin Na (34)..................70-71-68-72—281 -3 Chad Campbell (34)........69-67-72-73—281 -3 Trevor Immelman (34)....68-69-71-73—281 -3 Brendon de Jonge (34)...72-69-67-73—281 -3 Carl Pettersson (34)........69-68-70-74—281 -3 Bill Haas (28)..................67-75-70-70—282 -2 K.J. Choi (28)..................64-74-72-72—282 -2 Greg Chalmers (28)........70-71-69-72—282 -2 Martin Laird (28).............69-69-70-74—282 -2 Jason Dufner (28)...........67-72-69-74—282 -2 Marc Leishman (28)........70-70-68-74—282 -2 Steve Lowery (22)...........74-68-71-70—283 -1 George McNeill (22)........71-70-71-71—283 -1 J.B. Holmes (22).............73-69-70-71—283 -1 Michael Bradley (22).......69-72-70-72—283 -1 Matt Jones (22)...............69-70-70-74—283 -1 Zach Johnson (22)..........71-66-69-77—283 -1 Shaun Micheel (16).........67-70-76-71—284 E Scott Piercy (16).............71-70-71-72—284 E Glen Day (16).................67-73-71-73—284 E Chris Tidland (16)...........70-72-69-73—284 E Omar Uresti (16).............73-67-69-75—284 E Greg Owen (16)..............66-69-73-76—284 E a-Byeong-Hun An............69-70-72-74—285 +1 Cam. Beckman (11)........73-66-72-74—285 +1 Michael Letzig (11).........68-72-70-75—285 +1 Jerry Kelly (11)................67-71-70-77—285 +1 Tim Clark (8)...................67-70-71-78—286 +2 Richard S. Johnson (4)...72-70-71-74—287 +3 Michael Connell (4).........72-70-71-74—287 +3 Rod Pampling (4)............72-70-71-74—287 +3 Blake Adams (4).............77-63-72-75—287 +3 Graham DeLaet (4).........74-68-69-76—287 +3 Mike Weir (4)..................66-73-70-78—287 +3 Tom Gillis (4)..................72-68-68-79—287 +3 Davis Love III (1)............67-75-71-76—289 +5 Matt Bettencourt (1)........68-72-73-81—294 +10
LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-2-2 La. Pick 4: 7-9-1-6 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: 7-2-9 La. Pick 4: 5-2-7-6 Easy 5: 4-12-19-31-34 La. Lotto: 7-22-23-25-27-30 Powerball: 5-21-22-41-49 Powerball: 15; Power play: 5
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Vicksburg Post
Ole Miss snaps Sunday losing skid Dallas takes Game 1 from San Antonio
From staff reports Ole Miss’ long Sunday nightmare is over. David Phillips’ solo home run in the top of the seventh inning put Ole Miss ahead for good, and relievers Matt Tracy and Brett Huber combined for 4 2/3 scoreless innings as the Rebels beat South Carolina 5-4. Ole Miss (24-13, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) snapped its six-game losing streak on Sundays. It had not won a Sunday game since beating Oakland on Feb. 28. “It was a gutsy performance today by both teams,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We were able to get some key hits and key pitches and made some big plays. We also were able to put together the big inning in the fifth.” Ole Miss scored four runs in the top of the fifth to grab a 4-2 lead on Matt Smith’s tworun home run. South Carolina (28-8, 11-4) answered, though, tying it on Jeffery Jones’ tworun double in the bottom of the inning. Phillips then hit the first pitch in the top of the seventh over the right field wall to give Ole Miss a 5-4 lead. Tracy and Huber did the rest. Tracy relieved starter David Goforth with two on and one out in the fifth inning. Tracy got out of that jam without further damage and allowed only one hit and one walk over the next three innings. Huber pitched a scoreless ninth for his fourth save of the season. “David Goforth really gutted it out and really gave us a chance to win on Sunday. Matt Tracy did well for us in relief and Brett Huber really looked sharp in the ninth,” Bianco said.
LSU 6, Alabama 5 Third baseman Grant Dozar blasted a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the 14th inning, as LSU (30-6, 11-4 SEC) finished its first sweep of Alabama (22-15, 5-10) since 2002. Dozar’s game-winning homer was his first dinger of the season. The sophomore from Morgan City, La., also tied the game in the ninth with an RBI single that eventually sent it into extra innings. LSU center fielder Leon Landry also had a stellar day at the plate as he went 4-for-6 with a double and two runs scored. Taylor Dugas went 3-for-7 with a double and a run scored for Alabama. Sophomore right-hander Matty Ott (1-0) earned the
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LSU’s Grant Dozar (7) celebrates as he rounds first after hitting a walk-off home run Sunday against Alabama. Dozar’s blast in the 14th inning gave LSU a 6-5 victory.
College BASeBAll victory after throwing seven innings of relief, the longest outing of his career. He allowed two runs — both in the eighth inning — on four hits. He held Alabama scoreless for the final six innings.
Marshall 6, USM 3 After an impressive showing in the series opener, Southern Miss’ bats caught an early flight back to Hattiesburg. The Golden Eagles managed only three hits in Sunday’s series finale and lost to Marshall for the second straight day. After scoring 16 runs on 18 hits on Friday, USM scored six runs on 11 hits in the last two games of the series. Southern Miss (18-17, 2-7) has now lost five of its last six games in league play and is in last place in Conference USA. Adam Doleac had two of Southern Miss’ hits on Sunday. Taylor Walker accounted for
the other with a two-out RBI single in the sixth inning. Travis Creel scored two of the three runs, reaching on an error and drawing a walk. Victor Gomez went 3-for-4 and hit a solo home run for Marshall (15-20, 6-6), which took the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the sixth. Kenny Socorro tied the game at 2 with a single and Kurt Lipton put the Thundering Herd ahead with a tworun homer.
Arkansas 13, Georgia 5 Arkansas extended its winning streak to 11 games with an easy victory over Georgia (11-25, 3-12 SEC). Bo Bigham went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs for Arkansas (31-6, 12-3) and Andy Wilkins had three RBIs.
Vandy 3, Auburn 2 Aaron Westlake’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Vanderbilt (29-9, 8-7 SEC) a win over
Auburn (24-13, 8-7). Westlake led off the ninth against Tiger starter Grant Dayton and crushed an 0-1 pitch inside of the foul pole in right to win the game. It was the first walk-off homer for the Commodores since Curt Casali hit one against Middle Tennessee on March 26, 2008.
Ark. Tech 4, DSU 2 Nick Makris went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Chad Wynn doubled in a run as Arkansas Tech (33-14, 14-3 Gulf South Conference) finished a sweep of Delta State (31-13, 11-5). Anthony Gower’s RBI double in the top of the eighth snapped a 1-1 tie and Arkansas Tech added two more in the ninth to take a 4-1 lead. Delta State cut the lead to two on Chase Blanchard’s RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and had the tying run at second with two outs. But Gino Spratley got former Warren Central star Josh Gordon to fly to right for the final out.
Last pick in draft not a detriment for Saints By Brett Martel The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints are in the back of the pack again — this time for the right reasons. By virtue of their first Super Bowl title last season, the Saints are slated to pick 32nd in every round of the NFL Draft except the fifth, when they have no pick. That doesn’t mean New Orleans won’t wind up with some top-notch talent. In recent years, some of their most productive finds were taken in later rounds or weren’t drafted at all. “Our college scouting staff has done a great job of finding guys that we were able to target in the mid-to-late rounds,” general manager Mickey Loomis said. “Jahri Evans, Marques Colston and Carl Nicks are three examples of guys that before the draft we talked about ... as guys that we would really like to have if they were still around at the appropriate time and they have worked for us.” Colston has led the Saints in yards receiving in three of his first four seasons since being taken in the seventh and final round of the 2006 draft out of Hofstra. The Saints’ offensive line, which kept Drew Brees among the least-sacked quarterbacks in the NFL last season, was full of mid-rounders, including Evans (fourth round, 2006),
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New Orleans Saints guard Carl Nicks (77) protects quarterback Drew Brees in a game last season. Nicks is one of several late-round draft picks that have turned into stars for the Saints.
NFl who was an All-Pro guard last season, fellow guard Nicks (fifth round, 2008) and left tackle Jermon Bushrod (fourth round, 2007). Pierre Thomas was brought in from Illinois as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007. He has led the Saints in rushing the past two seasons and was one of the heroes of the NFC title game and the Super Bowl. The Saints have also shown that their drafts can go in unexpected directions. In 2007, when conventional wisdom held that the Saints
needed help in the secondary, they instead went with Tennessee wide receiver Robert Meachem. Initially, there were concerns Meachem would be a bust. He arrived at rookie camp out of shape, hurt his knee and never got on the field during his rookie season. Last season, his 45 catches for 722 yards and nine TDs made the choice look a lot better. “That wasn’t a position going into that draft that anyone would have expected us to take, and we wouldn’t have expected us to take a receiver then,” Loomis recalled. “But it gets down to when we’re
picking. All of a sudden there’s one guy that’s just graded so far above the other guys for us that we didn’t really have a choice.” This year’s draft could be similar, Loomis said, with the Saints wanting to build depth on defense but still keeping an eye out for talent on offense. “We’ve lost some guys on defense and have the potential to lose some (more) guys on defense,” Loomis said. “Obviously we had the No. 1-rated offense in the league last year. ... Our defense performed very well, but we can improve in that area. I probably would lean toward the defensive side of the ball, but there’s always the but. There’s always that guy that jumps up at you that you don’t expect to be there.” New Orleans lost one defensive starter, linebacker Scott Fujita, to free agency and released former starting defensive end Charles Grant. Safety Darren Sharper could be the third departed 2009 defensive starter if the Saints are unable to resign him. Loomis said the Saints are looking at a wide range of prospects for their first pick because it’s so hard to predict which players will be left at the end of the first round. Going into last year’s draft, when the Saints chose Jenkins 14th overall, Loomis said the club had its choice narrowed to about four players before the draft even began. This year, it’s about 15.
Dirk Nowitzki opened the playoffs in a high gear, making 12 of 14 shots and scoring 36 points to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 100-94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The Spurs did a good job of slowing Nowitzki in the first round last year, usually by swarming him with two and sometimes three defenders. They went with only one most of this game and paid the price. Nowitzki shot over guys his size and went to the basket when covered by someone smaller. He took 12 free throws and made them all, adding to a streak of 74 straight made free throws during the regular season. Among his highlights were a 7-0 stretch midway through the third, which ended up putting Dallas ahead for good. He scored only four points in the fourth quarter, but his presence was huge as the Mavericks often ran their offense through him. His passing and shooting prevented San Antonio from getting any closer than five points, with Dallas’ lead peaking at 100-88 before the Spurs made it closer during garbage time.
Lakers 87, Thunder 79 Pau Gasol scored 19 points, Andrew Bynum added 13 and the Los Angeles Lakers used their two 7-footers to dominate inside against the Oklahoma City Thunder, winning in the opener of their firstround playoff series. Kobe Bryant added 21 points on 6-of-19 shooting after missing four of the final five regular season games to rest his swollen right knee and broken right index finger. Kevin Durant led the Thun-
NBA PlAyoFFS on TV 7 p.m. TNT - Chicago at Cleveland, Game 2 9:30 p.m. TNT - Utah at Denver, Game 2 der with 24 points — under the 30.1 average of the NBA’s youngest-ever scoring champion. Former UCLA star Russell Westbrook added 23. Bynum returned from a 13-game absence because of a strained right Achilles’ tendon, teaming with Gasol to pull down a combined 25 rebounds and deny the Thunder key second-chance baskets. Game 2 in the best-of-7 series is Tuesday at Staples Center.
Magic 98, Bobcats 89 Jameer Nelson scored 24 of his 32 points in the first half, and the Orlando Magic nearly blew a 22-point lead before beating the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 1. Rashard Lewis added 19 points, and Dwight Howard had nine blocks. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night in Orlando.
Blazers 105, Suns 100 Andre Miller scored 15 points in the fourth quarter and tied his career playoff high with 31 points as Portland stole homecourt advantage from the Suns. LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and Nicolas Batum 18 for Portland. Jerryd Bayless also had 18 for the Blazers, 10 in the fourth quarter, but missed two free throws with 12.2 seconds left to give Phoenix a shot to tie. Steve Nash’s 3-pointer was well short, though, and Miller’s two free throws iced the victory.
St. Al Continued from Page B1. its confidence. Two losses were to division rival Cathedral, another to St. Andrew’s, a finalist in the Class 2A playoffs last season. In addition to the game against Sumrall, St. Al played Class 5A power Ridgeland on Saturday and lost 14-4. Although the wins haven’t come, Wilkerson said the tough stretch to end the season was designed to
hammer home to his team the level they need to play at to contend for another state championship. “I think it was a chance to see how we stacked up with the elite,” Wilkerson said. “I like to say to be the best you’ve got to beat the best. If you’re going to do it, they’re (Sumrall) the team to do it against because they are the best.”
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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Untraceable” — FBI agents, Diane Lane and Colin Hanks, try to find a tech-savvy serial killer who posts live feeds of his grisly crimes on the Internet./7 on FX n SPORTS NBA & NHL — Take your pick between playoff hoops and playoff puck. An NHL doubleheader is on Versus, while Game 2 of the NBA series between Chicago and Cleveland is on TNT./6 on Versus & 7 on TNT n PRIMETIME Diane Lane “Trauma” — Glenn discusses unusual calls with his colleagues; Tyler’s dad visits./8 on NBC
THIS WEEK’S LINEUP n EXPANDED LISTINGS TV TIMES — Network, cable and satellite programs appear in Sunday’s TV Times magazine and online at www.vicksburgpost. com
MILESTONES n BIRTHDAYS Tim Curry, actor, 64; Suge Knight, recording executive, 45; Ashley Judd, actress, 42; James Franco, actor, 32; Kate Hudson, actress, 31; Hayden Christensen, actor, 29; Courtland Mead, actor, 23. n DEATHS Dede Allen — The film editor whose pioneering work on movies such as “The Hustler” and “Bonnie and Clyde” brought a new approach to shaping the look and sound of American movies has died. She was 86. Allen died Saturday at her home in Los Angeles days after suffering a stroke, her son Tom Fleischman said. With “Bonnie and Clyde” in 1967, Allen became the first film editor to receive sole credit on a movie. She was nominated for Academy Awards for that movie, 1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon,”“Reds” in 1981 and “Wonder Boys” in 2000. Allen was the first American to embrace European methods of editing by beginning sequences with close-ups or jump cuts and using the sound from the next shot while the previous scene was still playing. Alejandro Robaina — A Cuban tobacco grower who symbolized the island’s cigar-making prowess died Saturday. He was 91. Cuban state television announced his death, and the state tobacco concern Habanos SA, which produces the Robaina brand cigar, said on its website that he was the “victim of a somber illness.” The only Cuban grower with a cigar brand named after him, Robaina traveled for decades as an unofficial global ambassador for the island’s stogies. Into his final days, he could be found smoking cigars in a rocking chair on his front port in San Luis, in westernmost Pinar de Rio Province.
Man must pay Dixie Chicks’ legal costs A federal judge says the stepfather of one of three Arkansas boys slain in 1993 must pay Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines’ legal costs stemming from a defamation lawsuit he filed against the band. District Judge Brian S. Miller ordered Terry Hobbs, the stepfather of victim Stevie Branch, to pay $17,590 to Natalie Pasdar, Maines’ married name. Natalie Maines In December, Miller dismissed a suit Hobbs filed over Maines’ remarks at a 2007 Little Rock rally implying he was involved in killing his stepson. The judge said Hobbs had voluntarily injected himself into a public controversy over whether three teenagers convicted of killing the three 8-year-old boys had been wrongfully condemned.
Vice president to appear on ‘The View’ Vice President Joe Biden will face the ladies of “The View” this week. The talk show announced today that Biden will be its featured guest on Thursday’s show. Executive producers Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie say it’s part of the program’s ongoing “Red, White and View” series of political discussions. They often get heated, even with the show’s most conservative host, Elisabeth Hassel- Vice President Joe Biden beck, outnumbered. Biden last appeared on ABC’s “The View” in 2007 while promoting his book about his life in politics.
Juan Luis Guerra performs for Haiti Dominican merengue star Juan Luis Guerra and Spanish singer Miguel Bose were among artists performing at a Haiti-relief concert in the neighboring Dominican Republic. The Sunday-night “Song of Hope for Haiti” concert was at Santo Domingo’s Olympic Stadium. Proceeds from the concert will be used to construct a children’s hospital in Haiti, which is recovering from a Jan. 12 quake. Organizers expect the site of the hospital to be announced in another month.
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Underwood is entertainer of the year She is first woman to win top honor twice LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Carrie Underwood took the gamble and tried out for “American Idol,” she never imagined a night — or year — quite like this one. Underwood made history Sunday night by becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice at the Academy of Country Music Awards. She also has celebrated her 12th consecutive No. 1 single, the continued success of her album “Play On” and a premier headlining tour. Add in her impending wedding to NHL player Mike Fisher, and Underwood is living a fairy tale life at the moment. “Whenever I was on ‘Idol’ I was just hoping to stay there for another week,” Underwood said. “That was as far as my calendar would go and I don’t think anybody could have possibly predicted any of this.” Lady Antebellum was the dominant winner, grabbing five trophies, and Miranda Lambert won three, but Underwood stole the show. She won the fan-voted award in a category that included most of country music’s major stars — Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, the Zac Brown Band, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, George Strait and Keith Urban. Underwood also was recognized earlier in the evening with a special trophy for achieving the “triple crown” of ACM wins — entertainer of the year, top female vocalist and top newcomer — in the course of her career. “That just says everything about how great she is,” Paisley said. The theme of the night might have been crossover success. Lead nominee Lady A, the top-selling trio that includes Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, snapped Rascal Flatts’ seven-year run as best vocal group and won song and single record of the year for the crossover hit “Need You Now” (they got two trophies for their single record of the year win because they also produced the record, and also got two trophies for their song of the year win because they composed it). They’re approaching the sale of 2 million albums and have reached the top of the all-genre charts on four different occasions since the January release of the “Need You Now” album. “It’s just wild, man,” Kelley said. “You never know where a song can take you, and tonight is probably the pinnacle of our career.”
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Carrie Underwood performs during Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Adding to the emotion for the group was wins by good friends Lambert and Luke Bryan. The trio broke into cheers backstage when Lambert won top female vocalist. A stunned Lambert hugged Underwood as she made her way to the stage. She also won album of the year for “Revolution” and video of the year for “White Liar,” her first No. 1 single. “I never cry and I cried tonight,” Lambert said. “You cracked me, people.” Lady A openly lobbied for Lambert, even in categories where they competed, and celebrated the win of Bryan, who nabbed top new artist. Lady A’s Kelley and Haywood helped their good buddy write his hit, “Do I.” “Everything about tonight was honestly just so fun,” Kelley said. “If we could’ve gone down the list and scripted it ... “ Lambert also won top female vocalist, snapping Underwood’s three-year run in that category. Swift was shut out despite five nominations. It might have been the first awards show since her pop super-
The winners • Entertainer of the year — Carrie Underwood • Top male vocalist — Brad Paisley • Top female vocalist — Miranda Lambert • Top vocal group — Lady Antebellum • Top vocal duo — Brooks & Dunn • Top new artist — Luke Bryan • Top new solo vocalist — Luke Bryan • Top new vocal duo — Joey + Rory • Top new vocal group — Gloriana • Album of the year — “Revolution,” Miranda Lambert • Single record of the year — “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum • Song of the year — “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum • Video of the year — “White Liar,” Miranda Lambert • Vocal event of the year — “Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins stardom where she didn’t take home a trophy. She had a big performance, though: She began her rendition of “Change” while soaring over the crowd on a platform. She ripped off her white dress to reveal a black outfit underneath, made her way through the crowd and joined the Tritones, a college a cappella group, on stage for a spirited chorus. She then fell backward into a crowd of fans. Paisley, after a performance of his single “Water” where
he fell backward into a pool of water on stage, won top male vocalist of the year for the fourth consecutive time. He accepted his trophy while drying off with a towel. And Brooks & Dunn, who are retiring after a summer tour, won best vocal duo for the 10th time in their twodecade-long career. “We are currently in therapy with Brett Favre trying to figure out how to waffle on this,” Kix Brooks joked after the win.
Crossing genres is ‘next level of greatness’ LAS VEGAS (AP) — The field of nominees at the Academy of Country Music Awards mixed traditional country stars with rising crossover artists, and some at the Sunday show said crossing genres is important for artists looking to test their musical muscles. “That is the next thing, and that’s the next level of greatness too,” said “Big” Kenny Alphin, half of the duo Big & Rich. Alphin said it’s important to recognize and celebrate the cultural diversity of different kinds of music, but musicians should get excited about branching out and bringing various influences together. “I’ll stop and play with anybody, anywhere, any kind of music they want to play,” Alphin told The Associated Press. “Because first and foremost, I’m a musician and a songwriter and I don’t need the labels. “Labels are great — I’m glad we get to come here today to celebrate this piece of the pie — but it’s a huge pie,” he said.
The ACMs rewarded crossover artists on Sunday. Carrie Underwood won entertainer of the year and Miranda Lambert won three awards. Lambert said the genre’s musicians are becoming a stronger force for fans’ attention. “Whatever their stereotype of country was before, they can’t say that now because we have just so much crossover appeal,” Lambert said. Lady Antebellum, which won five trophies, said it was strange to think their songs were played on radio stations alongside Lady Gaga and other pop stars. “If we can bring people to the country format, that’s a win for us,” guitarist Dave Haywood said. Taylor Swift ended 2009 with a heap of awards and was voted AP entertainer of the year in December. Underwood and Lambert were nominated for six ACM awards each while Swift competed in five categories. Before performing on the show Sunday, night, Swift was introduced by rapper LL
Cool J who said he was “blown away” by his first trip to the country awards. “She’s made her way onto the charts and into our hearts,” he said. Saxophonist Dave Koz, who performed a song during the show with Toby Keith, said today’s music business is opening possibilities for musicians who experiment. “I think the people that are willing to try and get out of their comfort zone and try new things and experiment and collaborate are the ones that are going to push music to where it really needs to go,” Koz told the AP. “Because obviously, something needs to Need
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The vote is unanimous. Quadruplets from New York have decided to attend the same college. Grace, Erin, Bobby and Danny Mele will attend Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y., in the fall. Grace Mele was the holdout. She was concerned about spending her college years known as “one of the quadruplets.” But the 17-year-old from Setauket on Long Island decided it would be “traumatic” to split up the close-knit siblings. Their dad, Robert Mele, cried with happiness at the news. Or was it sticker shock? Actually, scholarships and sibling discounts have greatly reduced the family’s upcoming bill — to about $74,000 a year.
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Sexually active seniors at risk of spreading disease DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL
so they don’t use condoms. And the STDs and STIs rage on. Many seniors won’t talk to their doctors about their sexual activity, and — worse — many doctors don’t bring up the subject because they feel uncomfortable or mistakenly assume older people don’t engage in sexual activity. Please, Abby, urge your older readers to get tested for STDs/STIs. — Edward Salko, D.O., Fort Myers, Fla. Dear Dr. Salko: I long for the days when the only things
BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: A number of important changes could take place concerning your lifestyle in the year ahead. The ones that are likely to be truly significant to you will be engineered by Dame Fortune herself, and prove to be quite fortunate for you. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — You should be able to discern between what is of true value and what isn’t, and that includes both people and things. When you analyze your possibilities, you’ll make good choices. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Owing to powerful inner motivations within you, your probabilities for achieving success are better than usual today. Now is the time to establish those large goals and go for them. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Associate with people who appreciate a good idea when they hear one and who will encourage you to move on your brainstorms. The types of companions you select can make the difference between success and failure. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Lucky you, because you could profit in some manner through a source or person who isn’t usually one of your conduits for success. The more people who can help you, the better. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — A loyal friend might once again prove to be a valuable ally. This pal has a way about him or her that knows how to generate developments from which you both can benefit. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be ambitious today and go after what you want concerning your work or career, because you’re likely to be luckier than usual at getting what you strive for. You have nothing to lose. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If you treat whatever occurs philosophically today, you should be able to reverse a negative situation with which you’ve had to deal with remarkably little or no effort. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you’re able, spend some quality time with people with whom you share strong emotional bonds. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Someone close to you is likely to share some valuable information s/he just received about something opportune in which you could participate. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Your financial picture is brighter than it’s been in a long time, giving you ample new ways to increase your earnings or holdings. Of course, it will require acting on what you learn. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Although it might require a little risk-taking on your part, you are going to be given a big boost from Lady Luck concerning a financial matter of personal significance. Aries (March 21-April 19) — The thought of being lucky might never occur to you while lots of good things are happening, but when the day is over and you’ve had time to think about it, you’ll realize just how lucky you were.
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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: My best friend and I had been close friends since first grade. We are now both in ninth grade. I have a huge crush on a boy who is also a ninth-grader. I’ve liked him for over two years. I’ve never told anyone about this because I’m rather shy and so is the boy. About two weeks ago, the boy and I had our first real conversation. We sat side by side during lunch and he was the one who actually started talking first. The following day we sat together during lunch. Since then, we have been sitting together at lunch every day. I told my friend I thought this boy and I had a “thing” going. I thought she would be happy for me, but all she said was, “Oh, really? I have a big crush on him, too.” I was shocked because she never mentioned his name to me — ever. This also made me mad! The more I thought about my friend, the more I realized that lately she has become a very mean, selfish, shallow, manipulative young lady and I don’t think I want her to be my friend anymore. This guy is my first real love. What do you think caused her to change from a sweet, dear friend to a wicked one? — Nameless, Sacramento, Calif. Nameless: It’s possible that your friend isn’t wicked. Being best friends means that you and your friend have spent much time together, and this boy is a threat to future times together. Talk to your friend and make her aware that you want her friendship and that no guy will ever come between best friends. First loves are special, but so are second, third and many more. Remember, your friend isn’t wicked. She is just miffed that she will be alone when you are spending time with your first love. Wouldn’t it be neat if your friend finds a first love and it solves the problem? As Shakespeare once said, “All’s well that ends well.” • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.
people associated April with were paying taxes and the rain that would bring May flowers. But enough about ancient history. Readers, if you are sexually active — and this applies to those of you from your teens to your 90s — for your own sake as well as that of your partner, use a condom every time unless you and your partner have been tested for STDs and know with certainty that neither of you has one. Not everyone who has an STD is aware of it — and you can’t tell by looking at someone whether that person is infected. Dear Abby: I work with a woman who talks to dragonflies and believes she was abducted by aliens. She’s one of those people who comeacross as sweet and caring, but complains and gossips behind your back. I work in
close proximity to her and must interact with her daily. I can’t stand her, yet she relentlessly tries to “befriend” me regardless of how hard I try to make it clear I’m not interested. Recently there was a fire in my home and our family was left with nothing. Miss “X” offered me her deceased mother’s dinner set. I felt awkward accepting it, but because she told me it made her feel good to spread parts of her mother around, I accepted. Now I regret accepting it because she thinks I’m indebted to her, and she makes my life miserable trying to engage me in mindless conversations during work. Abby, I thanked her for the dinner set at the time she gave it to me. How long do I have to pretend to like her? — Not Interested
Dear Not Interested: You always have to be polite and considerate, because that’s common courtesy. A way to handle this would be for you to return the dinner set to Miss “X,” thanking her warmly for “lending” it to you in your time of need. (I assume you have the means to buy one now.) And when she tries to engage
Shingles vaccine is not treatment Dear Dr. Gott: Thank you for the letter about the shingles vaccine. I would like to know how it works. Is it like the flu vaccine? I have suffered with shingles for 10 years now. I have asked my doctor for the vaccine, but he said insurance companies wouldn’t pay for it until I am 60. Is it because, as you stated, they have only tested the vaccine on those 60 and older? I am currently taking Valtrex, and it has stopped the outbreak but not the pain. I am turning 60 this year and want to know if the vaccine will not only help me but might also get me off the Valtrex, because it is so expensive. Dear Reader: An outbreak of shingles typically lasts only a few weeks with proper treatment. For those who go untreated, the risk of developing prolonged or permanent side effects, most notably nerve pain but also numbness and tingling, becomes greater. Unless you are simply having repeat attacks, I highly doubt that a single outbreak could last 10 years. You are more likely experiencing some of the side effects I mentioned above. They are likely permanent if you have had them for 10 years. The shingles vaccine is not a treatment. It will not help you with regard to your pain; however, it may prevent future outbreaks or lessen the severity and duration of any future attacks. Because you are not yet 60, you are not a candidate for the vaccine simply because it has not been studied in those under 60. However, because you will be 60 this year, I recommend you make an appointment with your physician after your birthday to get the vaccination. I would also like to take this opportunity to mention an error in the column to which you are referring. I stated that shingles is highly contagious and that those who have not had chickenpox can develop it after becoming infected by the person with shingles and that those who have had chickenpox could develop shingles. This is somewhat incorrect. While shingles is highly contagious, it is only so during a small window in which the blisters begin to break open and ooze. Before the rash develops and after it crusts over, the people are not contagious. The virus is not transmitted through the air; direct contact between the infected drainage and the mouth or an open sore is necessary. Also, I was mistaken that direct contact may result in the development of shingles in those who have already had chickenpox. I apologize for this error but still caution anyone in the contagious period of shingles to avoid direct contact with others, regardless of whether they had chickenpox or not, just to be on the safe side. People who are interested in receiving the shingles vaccine should speak with a physician or pharmacist because there are special precautions
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that must be taken. The vaccine must be kept frozen at a specific temperature until it is reconstituted and then must to be used within 30 minutes. Because of these restrictions, most doctors do not store the vaccine in office; rather, it must be picked up by the patient at the nearest pharmacy in order to be given within the necessary time frame. I had some readers write to tell me that they received the vaccine in the pharmacy by a nurse on staff.
you in personal conversations, tell her kindly but firmly that you have a lot of work to do and no time to talk.
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Dear Abby: April is Sexually Transmitted Disease/Infection Month. The good news is that many younger people pay attention to the education they have received and are more likely to use protection when having sex. The troubling news is, one of the fastest-growing groups of people contracting and spreading STDs/STIs is senior citizens. Some blame medications for erectile dysfunction; others blame midlife divorces and online dating sites. The biggest factor is lack of education. When seniors were growing up, they had to think about only two STDs. Today there are many more. Back then, the “worst” thing that could happen if you had unprotected sex was that you could get pregnant. Now, because many are past menopause, that risk factor is gone,
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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI JESSICA M. BANKS PLAINTIFF VS ROYNELL BANKS, JR. DEFENDANT NO.: 2010-127 GN SUMMONS (Service by Publication: Residence Unknown) TO: ROYNELL BANKS, JR., whose last known address was in Vicksburg, Mississippi but whose present address is unknown to Plaintiff after diligent search and inquiry to ascertain same. You have been named a Defendant in the lawsuit filed in this Court by JESSICA M. BANKS, Plaintiff, whose address is 2137 Cherry Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. The Complaint filed against you has initiated a civil action seeking a Divorce and other relief. You are required to mail or hand deliver a copy of a written Answer to the Complaint either admitting or denying each allegation in the Complaint to Honorable Angela Lockett Sampson, Plaintiff's Attorney, whose mailing address is P.O. Box 951, Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0951. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY CALENDAR DAYS AFTER THE 12TH DAY of April, 2010 WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. DOT MCGEE, CLERK OF COURT BY: /s/ Denise Baily D.C. DEPUTY CLERK DATED: 4/1/2010 Publish: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26(3t)
ABANDONED VEHICLES NOTICE OF SALE Bell's Towing Service, Inc. 617 Johnson St. Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vehicles listed for sell on Friday, April 30, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. if not picked up by owner. Sell is bid only to recover wrecker and storage due to Bell's Towing. 1994 Executive Motor Home VIN: 1RF120612R1010530 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier VIN: 1G1JC124XT7131751 2000 Ford Explorer VIN: 1FMZU73E3YZA73457 1999 Chevrolet S10 VIN: 1GCCS1444XK196152 2002 Ford Crown Victoria VIN: 2FAFD71W42X15662 1984 Cadillac VIN: CGAI5786EE6D4380 Publish: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26(3t)
NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 27th day of February, 2008, by Aubrey M. Cummins and Cheryl Cummins, to J. Patrick Caldwell, Trustee, subsequently replaced by Lauren Roberts Cappaert, Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1506 at Page 787 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of BancorpSouth Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1695 at Page 666 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, Lauren Roberts Cappaert, as Substituted Trustee, will between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the 27th day of April, 2010, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property conveyed by said Deed of Trust, said property being situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, being described as follows: Part of Sections 22 and 23, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, being further described as follows: Commencing at the Section corner common to Sections 17, 16, 21 and 22, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi; run thence South 62 degrees 04 minutes 12 seconds East, 5920 feet more or less to a point in the South 40 foot right of way of Grange Hall Road, a public road, said point also being the Point of Beginning of the herein described tract; run thence along and with said right-ofway North 59 degrees 08 minutes 45 seconds East, 339.85 feet; thence leaving said right-of-way run South 52 degrees 29 minutes 32 seconds East 169.36 feet; thence South 66 degrees 11 minutes 27 seconds East, 214.48 feet; thence South 10 degrees 37 minutes 22 seconds East, 195.16 feet; thence South 49 degrees 13 minutes 44 seconds West, 159.59 feet; thence South 79 degrees 03 minutes 25 seconds West 258.74 feet; thence North 29 degrees 28 minutes 16 seconds West, 310.21 feet; thence North 70 degrees 49 minutes 28 seconds West, 106.58 feet; thence North 28 degrees 29 minutes 56 seconds West, 60.14 feet to a witness pipe; thence North 28 degrees 29 minutes 56 seconds West, 3.0 feet to the Point of Beginning containing 4.65 acres, more or less, all said to be lying and being situate in Sections 22 and 23, Township 15 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi. The undersigned will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS my signature this the 29th day of March, 2010. /s/ Lauren Roberts Cappaert LAUREN ROBERTS CAPPAERT Substituted Trustee Publish: 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26 (4t)
SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on January 9, 2007, JOSEPH M. FARRELL, executed a Deed of Trust to DAVID PETERS, Trustee for the use and benefit of AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., 3046 Indiana Avenue, Suite H, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180, which Deed of Trust is on file and of record in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of WARREN County, Mississippi, at BOOK 1633 at PAGE 248 thereof; and WHEREAS, on the 15th day of March, 2010, the Beneficiary appointed Brad D. Wilkinson as Substituted Trustee, which instrument was recorded as INSTRUMENT # 276396 on March 18, 2010, at BOOK 1506 at PAGE 736, in the Records on file in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of the County of WARREN, State of Mississippi at VICKSBURG, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, AMERICAN GENERAL FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW; THEREFORE, I, Brad D. Wilkinson, Substituted Trustee, will on the 20th day of APRIL, A.D. 2010, offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.), at the front door of the County Courthouse of WARREN County, located at VICKSBURG, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in WARREN, County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: DESCRIPTION OF LOT: ALL OF LOT THREE (3) OF CYNTHIA HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, A PLAT OF WHICH IS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 73 OF THE LAND RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY WHICH WAS CONVEYED TO THE UNDERSIGNED BY JOHNNY JABOUR BY DEED DATED DECEMBER 31, 1965, OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 404 AT PAGE 480 OF THE AFORESAID LAND RECORDS. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this, the 23rd day of March, A.D., 2010. /s/ Brad D. Wilkinson Brad D. Wilkinson SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Wilkinson Law Firm, P.C. 511 Keywood Circle Flowood, MS 39232 (601) 355-0005 (601) 355-0009 Publish: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 (4t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, Tina Hayward executed a certain Deed of Trust to Richard E. Smith, Trustee for Tiffany M. Houck (now Strawn), which Deed of Trust is recorded in the Land Records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1361 at Page 809; and WHEREAS, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. has been duly substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust in the place and stead of Richard W. Smith or any other named trustee by instrument dated April 8, 2010 of record in Book 1508 at Page 160 of said Warren County Land Records; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and in the performance by said Mortgagor of certain obligations contained therein, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, the beneficiary thereof, having requested the undersigned substituted Teachers, stay-at-home Trustee to execute the trust and sale of said land and parents, college students, property in accordance with the terms of. .said Deedall of nurses. they’re Trust and for the purpose of delivering the newspaper satisfying the sums due thereunder, together withand atin their spare time torney's fees, Trustee's fees earning extra income! and expenses of sale. Now, therefore, I, J. Allen It’s easyJr.,- and it’s a great Derivaux, substituted Trustee, will on the 11thcash. day way to earn extra of May, 2010, during legal hours, being between the hours of 11:00 o'clock a.m. and 4:00 o'clock p.m., at the West front door of the CounTo join ty Courthouse of Warren TheMississippi, Vicksburg Post County, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, offer for sale atnewspaper public outcry team and sell to the highest and best you must bebidder for cash, the following dependable, have described property situated in theinsurance, County of Warren, reliable State of Mississippi: Thattransportation, part of Section 34, and Township 16 North, 3 be available toRange deliver East of Warren County, Mississippi, as recorded in Plat afternoons Monday Book 69 at Page 181, further Friday and early described as follows: Beginningmornings on the East line of Saturday Martha Street at a point 100 and Sunday. feet South of the South line of Harrison Street and running thence South along the East line of Martha Street 75 feet to Grammar Street; running thence East along the North line of Grammar Street 110 feet; thence North on a
WHEREAS, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. has been duly substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust in the place and stead of Richard W. Smith or any other named trustee by instrument dated April 8, 2010 of record in Book 1508 at Page 160 of said Warren County Land Records; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust and in the performance by said Mortgagor of certain obligations contained therein, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, the beneficiary thereof, having requested the undersigned substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sale of said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of satisfying the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. Now, therefore, I, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr., substituted Trustee, will on the 11th day of May, 2010, during legal hours, being between the hours of 11:00 o'clock a.m. and 4:00 o'clock p.m., at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, Mississippi, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, offer for sale at public outcry and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi: That part of Section 34, Township 16 North, Range 3 East of Warren County, Mississippi, as recorded in Plat Book 69 at Page 181, further described as follows: Beginning on the East line of Martha Street at a point 100 feet South of the South line of Harrison Street and running thence South along the East line of Martha Street 75 feet to Grammar Street; running thence East along the North line of Grammar Street 110 feet; thence North on a line parallel with the East line of Martha Street 75 feet; thence West on a line parallel with the North line of Grammar Street 110 feet to the point of beginning and being situated in that certain survey known as William Vick's Recent Survey in the City of Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi; also being the same tract conveyed in May 1960 to Benard Sapp and Rosalie Sapp as recorded in Deed Book 360 at Page 92 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. /s/ J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. J. ALLEN DERIVAUX, JR. Substituted Trustee Publish: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10 (4t)
Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 5th day of January, 2007 and acknowledged on the 5th day of January, 2007, Ned H Jones, Jr. & Valencia R Jones, married, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Dennis F Hardiman of Bristol County, RI, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1633 at Page 670 Instrument #242091; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP fka Countrywide Home Loans Servicing LP, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 614 Instrument #272757; and WHEREAS, on the 16th day of September, 2009, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1500 at Page 628 Instrument #272778; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 10th day of May, 2010 , I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All that certain tract of parcel of land lying and being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi: All of Lot Ninety-Eight (98) of Warrenton Heights Subdivision, Part "A" of Part Two, a plat whereof appears of record in Plat Book 2 at Page 39 of the Warren County, Mississippi Land Record. For title reference see Deed recorded December 27, 1994 in Book 1030 Page 736. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day April 14, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 ccn/F09-2521 Publish: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3(3t)
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ON THE SOUTH lowing described land and RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF property situated in Warren FREETOWN ROAD, SAID County, Mississippi, to-wit: All that certain tract of parcel POINT BEING THE NORTHEAST of land lying and being situ-April Monday, 19, 2010 CORNER OF The Vicksburg Post THE CHARLES GRAY ated in the County of War31-ACRE TRACT; THENCE ren, State of Mississippi: All SOUTH 50 DEGREES 56 of Lot Ninety-Eight (98) of MINUTES EAST, 365.57 Warrenton Heights SubdiviFEET TO AN OLD IRON sion, Part "A" of Part Two, a “Credit problems? ENDING HOMELESSPIPE; THENCE ALONG plat whereof appears of KEEP UP WITH all the No problem!” NESS. WOMEN with chilTHE EAST LINE OF SAID record in Plat Book 2 at local news and sales...No way. The Federal dren or without are you in 31 ACRE TRACT, SOUTH 0 Page 39 of the Warren subscribe to The VicksTrade Commission says need of shelter? Mountain DEGREES 06 MINUTES County, Mississippi Land burg Post Today! Call no company can legally of Faith Ministries/ WomEAST, 94.5 FEET; THENCE Record. 601-636-4545, remove accurate and timely en's Restoration Shelter. SOUTH 0 DEGREES 46 For title reference see Deed ask for Circulation. information from your credit Certain restrictions apply, recorded December 27, 1994 MINUTES EAST, 396.0 report. Learn about manag- 601-661-8990. Life coachFEET; THENCE CONTINUE in Book 1030 Page 736. ing credit and debt at ing available by appointALONG SAID EAST LINE I will only convey such title Runaway ftc.gov/credit ment. as is vested in me as Substi- OF SAID 31 ACRE TRACT, Are you 12 to 17? A message from SOUTH 01 DEGREES 26 tute Trustee Alone? Scared? The Vicksburg Post WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, EAST 165.3 FEET; THENCE Call 601-634-0640 anyIs the one you and the FTC. CONTINUE ALONG SAID this day April 14, 2010 time or 1-800-793-8266 EAST LINE, SOUTH 0 DEEmily Kaye Courteau love We can help! GREES 02 MINUTES Substitute Trustee One child, hurting you? WEST, 166.2 FEET; 2309 Oliver Road one day at a time. THENCE CONTINUE Center For Monroe, LA 71201 Call ALONG THE EAST LINE OF (318) 330-9020 Pregnancy Choices Haven House Family SAID 31 ACRE TRACT, ccn/F09-2521 Free Pregnancy Tests Shelter SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 Publish: 4/19, 4/26, 5/3(3t) (non-medical facility) MINUTES WEST, 203.0 601-638-0555 or · Education on All FEET TO THE NORTH LINE 1-800-898-0860 Options SEALED BIDS for furnishing OF SMITH DRIVE; THENCE LOST A DOG? Services available to Tree Removal will be CONTINUE ALONG THE · Confidential CounFound a cat? Let The received in the office of the EAST LINE OF SAID 31 women & children who are seling Vicksburg Post help! City Clerk of the City of ACRE TRACT, SOUTH 0 victims of Run a FREE 3 day ad! Call 601-638-2778 Vicksburg, Mississippi until DEGREES 02 MINUTES domestic violence and/or 601-636-SELL or e-mail for appt 9:00 o'clock a.m., Monday, WEST, 22.4 FEET TO A homeless: Shelter, counclassifieds@vicksburg May 03, 2010. They will be POINT ON THE SOUTH www.vicksburgpregnanpost.com seling, group support. publicly opened and read LINE OF SAID SMITH cy.com (Counseling available by aloud by the Mayor and DRIVE; THENCE CONTINappt.) Aldermen of the City of UE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 Vicksburg in a Regular MINUTES WEST, 138.0 Classified Advertising Board Meeting at FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CALL 601-636-SELL really brings big results! 10:00 o'clock a.m., CORNER OF LOT 19 AND AND PLACE EMERGENCY YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY. Monday, May 03, 2010. THE NORTHEAST CORCA$H Bidders are cautioned that NER OF LOT 25 AND THE the City Clerk does not POINT OF BEGINNING; BORROW $100.00 receive the daily U.S. Mail on THENCE CONTINUE PAYBACK $105.00 or before 9:00 a.m. Bids will ALONG AN OLD FENCE be time-stamped upon LINE SOUTH 0 DEGREES BEST DEAL IN TOWN receipt according to City 10 MINUTES WEST, 297.0 VALID CHECKING Clerk's time clock. FEET; THENCE LEAVE Specifications and instrucSAID FENCE AND RUN ACCOUNT REQUIRED tions for bidding are on file in ALONG THE CENTERLINE FOR DETAILS CALL the office of the City Clerk, OF A DRAW AS FOLLOWS, second floor, City Hall, SOUTH 74 DEGREES 26 601-638-7000 1401 Walnut Street, corner MINUTES WEST, 122.0 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. Crawford and Walnut FEET; THENCE NORTH 45 Streets, Vicksburg, DEGREES 44 MINUTES Mississippi. WEST, 116.2 FEET; Cash, Cashier's Check, THENCE LEAVE SAID Certified Check or Bidder's DRAW AND RUN NORTH Bond in the amount of 5% of 14 DEGREES 48 MINUTES bid must accompany same. EAST 188.8 FEET; THENCE (No Business or Personal NORTH 29 DEGREES 98 Checks) MINUTES EAST, 20.3 The Mayor and Aldermen of FEET; THENCE RUN the City of Vicksburg NORTH 02 DEGREES 08 reserve the right to reject any MINUTES EAST, 118.4 and all bids and to waive FEET; TO THE SOUTHinformalities. WEST CORNER OF LOT /s/ Walter W. Osborne, Jr. 19; THENCE ALONG THE Walter W. Osborne, Jr., City SOUTH LINE OF LOT 19, Clerk SOUTH 60 DEGREES 45 Publish: 4/12, 4/19(2t) MINUTES EAST, 148.4 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S 1.25 ACRES, MORE OR LESS. ALSO THAT MOBILE NOTICE OF SALE HOME LOCATED THEREWHEREAS, on May 12, 2001, CHARLES G. TILLEY, ON WHICH IS A 14' X 76' We are looking for a contract, seasonal FSR in the Vicksburg area 1981 LIN CASA MODEL JR., & MARLYS TILLEY, for the 2010 harvest season. NAME 3FB 2B CD, SERIAL executed a Deed of Trust to NO. 4655. BARBARA JENKINS, I WILL CONVEY only such Trustee for the use and bentitle as vested in me as efit of AMERICAN The FSR acts as a liaison between farmers and MachineryLink as Substituted Trustee. GENERAL FINANCE, INC., WITNESS MY SIGNATURE 3046 Indiana Avenue, Suite equipment is delivered and picked up from farms. Responsibilities on this, the 6th day of April, H, Vicksburg, Mississippi include inventory, inspection, customer training and issue resolution. A.D., 2010. 39180, which Deed of Trust /s/ Brad D. Wilkinson is on file and of record in the We offer pay of $25 an hour and mileage reimbursement. Must have Brad D. Wilkinson office of the Chancery Clerk SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE of WARREN County, excellent customer service skills and a working knowledge of Mississippi, in BOOK 1255 at Wilkinson Law Firm, P.C. 511 Keywood Circle combines and supply own transportation, tools, cell phone, e-mail PAGE 626 thereof; and WHEREAS, on the 22nd day Flowood, MS 39232 and/or fax. This is a contract seasonal job with no benefits. (601) 355-0005 of March, 2010, the (601) 355-0009 Beneficiary appointed Brad Publish: 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 D. Wilkinson as Substituted (4t) Trustee, which instrument MachineryLink is the leading and fastest growing provider of was recorded as INSTRUcombine leasing programs to agricultural producers in North America. MENT # 276479 on March 24, 2010, at BOOK 1506 at The company started with three combines in 2000, and today PAGE 792,, in the Records on file in the Office of the maintains the largest private fleet of combines in North America. Chancery Clerk of the KEEP UP WITH all the loCounty of WARREN, State Our headquarters are in Kansas City, MO, with operational centers cal news and sales...Subof Mississippi at scribe to The Vicksburg near Wichita, KS and North Sioux City, SD. VICKSBURG, Mississippi; Post TODAY!! Call 601and 636-4545, Circulation. WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and Send confidential resume to firstname.lastname@example.org conditions of said Deed of or confidential fax to 775-703-7218. EOE Trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, American General Finance, Inc., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. • Glass • Printing • Construction • Signs NOW; THEREFORE, I, Brad D. Wilkinson, Substituted Trustee, will on the 4th day SPEEDIPRINT & of MAY, A.D. 2010, offer for CONSTRUCTION sale at public outcry and sell Quality Service at Competitive Prices OFFICE SUPPLY within legal hours (being beNew Homes #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement tween the hours of 11:00a.m. Framing, Remodeling, Vans • Cars • Trucks and 4:00p.m.), at the front • Business Cards • FLAGS Cabinets, Flooring, door of the County Court•Insurance Claims Welcome• Roofing & Vinyl Siding • Letterhead • BANNERS house of WARREN County, State Licensed & Bonded AUTO • HOME • BUSINESS located at VICKSBURG, • BUMPER STICKERS • Envelopes Jason Barnes • 601-661-0900 Jon Ross 601-638-7932 Mississippi, to the highest • YARD SIGNS • Invoices and best bidder for cash the Show Your Colors! following described property • Work Orders ROY’S CONSTRUCTION • Bulldozer & situated in WARREN, CounRESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL Construction • Invitations ty, State of Mississippi, New Construction & Remodeling to-wit: (601) 638-2900 DESCRIPTION OF LOT: Post Plaza LICENSED • BONDED • INSURED LYING AND BEING Fax (601) 636-6711 CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. 601-631-0400 CABINETS, ADDITIONS, SITUATE IN SECTION 12, 601-636-4813 METAL ROOFS, 1601-C North Frontage Rd 1601 N. Frontage Rd. TOWNSHIP 16 NORTH, State Board of Contractors VINYL SIDING, PATIO DECKS, RANGE 4 EAST, C. D., Vicksburg, MS 39180 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Approved & Bonded WARREN COUNTY, DOZER & EXCAVATOR WORK, MISSISSIPPI, LOT 25, EPTIC SYSTEMS , S Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, • HandyMan Lawn Care MORE PARTICULARLY LOT CLEAN UP Rock & Sand Services DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: OUR All Types of Dozer Work COMMENCE AT A POINT DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 ON THE SOUTH Land Clearing • Demolition JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558 RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF IVER ITY ANDYMAN Site Development USINESS FREETOWN ROAD, SAID W E ACCEPT MOST MAJOR & Preparation Excavation Joe Rangel Owner POINT BEING THE CREDIT CARDS . Crane Rental • Mud Jacking 601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 OULD E ERE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE CHARLES GRAY e y r From small repair projects to Dirt For Vicksburg 31-ACRE TRACT; THENCE home upgrades...We’re not Fred Clark SOUTH 50 DEGREES 56 satisfied until You are. Call • Construction Call Today! MINUTES EAST, 365.57 Heavy Clay, 610, today for your Free Estimate! FEET TO AN OLD IRON 601-636-SELL Clay Gravel, Fill Dirt PIPE; THENCE ALONG Trackhoe, Dozer, Box We accept THE EAST LINE OF SAID • • •••••••••••• VISA Blade, Demolition Work 31 ACRE TRACT, SOUTH 0 601-301-1773 DEGREES 06 MINUTES In the Classified Driveways: EAST, 94.5 FEET; THENCE Repair, Form & Finish Business Directory, SOUTH 0 DEGREES 46 House Pads: Concrete, MINUTES EAST, 396.0 your ad is viewed daily Clearing & Grubbing FEET; THENCE CONTINUE 403 Silver Creek Drive We are General ALONG SAID EAST LINE Licensed & Bonded by over 33,500 readers! Vicksburg, MS 39180 Contractors, specializing OF SAID 31 ACRE TRACT, 601-638-9233 in all types of carpentry. email@example.com SOUTH 01 DEGREES 26 EAST 165.3 FEET; THENCE EMORIAL AY IS APPROACHING AND THE CONTINUE ALONG SAID EAST LINE, SOUTH 0 DEVICKSBURG POST WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU THE CHANCE GREES 02 MINUTES WEST, 166.2 FEET; TO JOIN US IN PAYING HOMAGE TO OUR BRAVE MEN AND THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF WOMEN WHO FIGHT OVERSEAS FOR OUR FREEDOMS SAID 31 ACRE TRACT, SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES WEST, 203.0 AND THE FREEDOMS OF OTHERS. FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SMITH DRIVE; THENCE INCLUDE YOUR SOLDIER IN THIS SPECIAL TRIBUTE PAGE. $18 PER CONTINUE ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID 31 PICTURE. CALL CLASSIFIEDS FOR DETAILS AT 601-636-7355 (SELL). ACRE TRACT, SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES WEST, 22.4 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SOUTH All Business & Service Directory Ads MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE ! LINE OF SAID SMITH DRIVE; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 MINUTES WEST, 138.0 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 19 AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 25 AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AN OLD FENCE LINE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 10 MINUTES WEST, 297.0 FEET; THENCE LEAVE SAID FENCE AND RUN ALONG THE CENTERLINE OF A DRAW AS FOLLOWS, SOUTH 74 DEGREES 26 MINUTES WEST, 122.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 44 MINUTES WEST, 116.2 FEET; THENCE LEAVE SAID DRAW AND RUN NORTH 14 DEGREES 48 MINUTES EAST 188.8 FEET; THENCE NORTH 29 DEGREES 98 MINUTES EAST, 20.3 FEET; THENCE RUN
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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 ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.
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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 erylink.com or confidential fax to 775-703-7218. EOE
Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 COOK NEEDED. Requires 5 years experience. Apply in person at Rowdy's, 60 Highway 27, between 35pm Monday- Thursday. DUE TO EXPANSION Dimensions Salon and Spa has openings for full and part time hair stylists. Call 601-634-0070 extension 32, leave message. LOCAL HOME REMODELING company in search of 2 workers with strong carpentry and home improvement skills. Send resume or letter of experience to P.O. Box 821765, Vicksburg, MS 39182.
!! " # $%&'$($' )*)* # ' + " PART TIME CREW van driver needed. Ideal for retired person, trips to New Orleans, Greenville, etcetera. 251-680-7017. 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. 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. UNITED CLEANERS NOW accepting applications for part time employees. Apply in person only, 1905 Cherry Street, Monday- Saturday, 10am-12 noon. No calls! VICKSBURG-WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY. High school diploma, back ground check and drug screening required. Basic knowledge of Law preferred. Apply in person only between 2pm and 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. NO PHONE CALLS.
13. Situations Wanted CAREGIVER. Experienced, Dependable, References available upon request. 601-4975144.
14. Pets & Livestock 2 YEAR OLD white Leghorn hens, $6. 2 week old Rouen Ducks (non flying Mallards) $5. 601-634-0340, 601-529-4449. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,
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18. Miscellaneous For Sale 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.
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28. Furnished Apartments CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. 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.
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601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107, firstname.lastname@example.org TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Also 2 bedroom, $425. Both includes refrigerator and stove furnished. $200. Call 601-634-8290
30. Houses For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. 5574 Fisher Ferry Road. $650 monthly, deposit. 601636-7757. 3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,000 and Up! â€˘ 721 National 732-768-5743 LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.
31. Mobile Homes For Rent 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, deposit required. 601-619-9789.
32. Mobile Homes For Sale 2 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Porches, all appliances, in nice country park. $12,900. Judy, Breithaupt Real Estate, 601-618-3227, 601638-6243. 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. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.
CONFEDERATE RIDGE 780 Highway 61 North
HELP!!! 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.
Bigriverhomes.com 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.
Licensed in MS and LA
1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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
601-636-6490 Kay Odom..........601-638-2443 Kay Hobson.......601-638-8512 Jake Strait...........601-218-1258 Bob Gordon........601-831-0135 Tony Jordan........601-630-6461 Alex Monsour.....601-415-7274 Jay Hobson..........601-456-1318 Kai Mason...........601-218-5623
REAL ESTATE, INC
WOW! 65 PINE HAVEN Lane. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths appliances included, 2Â˝ acres. 1761 square feet. $146,000. 601-994-3414.
Candy Francisco FHA & VA Mortgage Originator Conventional ! Construction Mortgage ! First-time Loans Homebuyers
2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $16,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS. Stock# 600135A. $16,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855.
40. Cars & Trucks
2009 CHEVROLET COBALT LT. $13,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855.
1977 FORD F-600, Bucket Truck. 50 foot working height, good condition. Great electrical company or tree cutter. Must sell. 601-301-1946.
BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance with no credit check! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.
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COME CHECK US OUT TODAY YOUâ€™LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME HERE Great Location, Hard-Working Staff
601-638-7831 â€˘ 201 Berryman Rd
Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety.
601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333
AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available
415-3333 â€˘ 638-1102 â€˘ 636-1455
4571 Hayleyâ€™s Point 4 BR, 2 BA, 1860 SF Metal roof, lakeside, renovated, in county. $90,000 Bette Paul Warner, 601.218.1800 McMillin Real Estate
APARTMENTS FOR ELDERLY & DISABLED CITIZENS!
35. Lots For Sale
3515 MANOR DRIVE VICKSBURG, MS
36. Farms & Acreage
2007 FORD F-150 King Ranch. 4X4, Crew cab. $29,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855.
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
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
2000 VOLVO S-40. $5,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855.
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
BOVINA AREA- LAKE front, cul-de-sac, approximately 1.5 acres. $30,000. 601-831-0302.
BY OWNER. Jennifer Drive, remodeled 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, hardwood/ ceramic floors. $135,000. For appointment 601-6610770, 601-415-4518.
38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment
40. Cars & Trucks
Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency
34. Houses For Sale
Call for Details, 601-638-0102
â€˘ Cable Furnished! â€˘ High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180
Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.
Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings
SPRING INTO SAVINGS at
Vicksburgâ€™s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!
Big River Realty
WANTING TO LEASE 100-300 acres of land for family, hunting only. Prefer Claiborne, Warren or Hinds counties. Call 985-212-9119 or email@example.com
MITSUBISHI TRACTOR D2050. 5 foot bush hog. $4,250. Financing available. 601-218-3252.
600 Blossom Lane
River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. 114 Monument Place. $700 monthly plus electricity. Gas and water paid. Call Joey at 601-5296312.
36. Farms & Acreage
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
âœ° 5 acre & larger lotsstarting at $3750/ acre. âœ° Two 40 +/- tract for $3500/ acre. âœ° 53 acres near Natchez State Park $3200/ acre. âœ° 226 acres near Bayou Pierre $1975/ acre. Many more tracts available! Investors Realty Group, Inc.
âœ° Danny Rice/ Broker 601-529-2847, âœ° Charlie Donald, 601-668-8027, âœ° Dees Simpson, 601-529-4478.
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â€˘ Rent Based On Income
Toll Free 1-866-238-8861 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
SHAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010 SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM OAK CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BEDROOM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS SAFE!!! ALL UNITS HAVE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM
SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT
601-661-0765 â€˘ 601-415-3333
BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING
1, 2, & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.
Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Readerâ€™s Choice
2150 South Frontage Road
â€˘ 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apts. â€˘ Beautifully Landscaped â€˘ Lake Surrounds Community
âœŽ AUBREY'S âœŽ Donâ€™t send that lamp to the curb! Find a new home for it through the Classifieds. Area buyers and sellers use the Classifieds every day. Besides, someone out there needs to see the light. 601636-SELL.
âœŚ From $495.00 âœŚ
BOVINA- TRAILER LOTS for rent by owner. 225B Tucker Road, clean, quiet area, renter must have own trailer. 601-372-6527.
McMillin Real Estate
to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos
MC TREE TRIMMING Services, Licensed and bonded, roofing services. Call 601-600-9571
26. For Rent Or Lease
34. Houses For Sale
â€˘ Downtown Convenience
801 Clay Street â€˘ Vicksburg
21. Boats, Fishing Supplies
43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens
Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.
No Utility Deposit Required
DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.
What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
EPIPHONE LES PAUL Custom Zakk Wylde with hard case. $500. 601-6180709.
â€˘ 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies â€˘ Utilities Paid
CLEANUP TIME! WILL remove junk and etcetera. 601-218-7839, leave message.
19. Garage & Yard Sales
22. Musical Instruments
Spring Move-In Special
â€˘ Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 â€˘ Social Seurity Disability â€˘ No-fault Divorce
Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday
What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.
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Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109
STRICKâ€™S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363
Highway 61 South
BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.
24 HOUR cleaning service. Commercial/ Residential, Great Senior Citizen Discounts. No job too large or too small!
Call today! 601-618-8599.
â€˘ Pool â€˘ Fireplace â€˘ Spacious Floor Plans 601-629-6300 www.thelandingsvicksburg.com
501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg
Open Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm
CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $650 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191.
2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.
601-634-8928 www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net
Classified. .Where Buyers And Sellers Meet.
VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORTIE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.
FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 www.parkresidences.com â€˘ www.bienvilleapartments.com
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Vicksburg Post
The New Class of World Class 100,000 Mile Powertrain Warranty 4 Year, 50,000 Mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty 2010 Buick Lacrosse 2010 Buick Lacrosse – GM’s Fastest Selling Vehicle Average Lacrosse stays on dealer lots less thank 14 days.
Buick Lacrosse is “The Most Dependable Midsize Car” according to the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study.
29,085 $ Owner Loyalty & Conquest Rebate - 1,000
30 MPG HIGHWAY
FINAL SALE PRICE
2010 Buick Lucerne CXL 36,200 $ Sale Price - 33,995 $ Rebates - 3,000 M.S.R.P. -
2010 Buick Lucerne –
26 MPG HIGHWAY
FINAL SALE PRICE
2010 Buick Enclave 2010 Buick Enclave –
Beautiful White Diamond Paint on this Luxury Crossover FIVE STAR CRASH TEST RATING
37,200 $ Sale Price - 35,995 $ Rebates - 1,500 M.S.R.P. -
FINAL SALE PRICE
1.9% APR In Lieu of Rebates!
Experience OnStar Standard On All 2010 Buicks Automatic Crash Response • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Emergency Services • Vehicle Diagnostics Security Services • Hands Free Calling Stolen Vehicle Assistance • Roadside Assistance www.buick.com 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 www.georgecarr.com
GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC
www.georgecarr.com • 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.