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D1 WEATHER Today: Partly cloudy; high of 85 Tonight: Partly cloudy; low of 68 Mississippi River Friday:

38.0 feet Rose: 0.5 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


TODAY IN HISTORY 1616: English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare, 52, dies on what has been traditionally regarded as the anniversary of his birth in 1564.

The Franklin House 1789: President-elect George Washington moves into the first executive mansion, the Franklin House, in New York. 1896: The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen is publicly demonstrated in New York City. 1940: About 200 people die in the Rhythm Night Club Fire in Natchez. 1961: Judy Garland performs her legendary concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall. 1969: Sirhan Sirhan is sentenced to death for assassinating New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. (The sentence was later reduced to life imprisonment.)

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Federal judges hear Miss. redistricting case arguments By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press


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JACKSON — Mississippi’s legislative redistricting battle moved from the statehouse to the courthouse Friday as attorneys on all sides of the complex issue made arguments before a panel of three federal judges on what political lines to use in coming

elections. The judges listened without giving a clue to what they’ll decide, or when. Time is tight because candidates face a June 1 qualifying deadline for this year’s legislative contests. Attorneys argued for and against several options. Attorney General Jim Hood said that for this year’s elec-

tion, Mississippi should use House and Senate maps that were debated — but died — during the recently ended legislative session. Mississippi’s 122 state House districts and 52 state Senate districts are redrawn every 10 years to reflect population changes. Hood, a Democrat, said the 2011 election would be for a

Stations of the Cross Mary Lou Lee, right, Joe Gerache, middle, and Mittie Warren recite the Stations of the Cross at St. Paul Catholic Church on Good Friday. The Stations of the Cross follows the 14 stages of Christ’s suffering before his death, and is intended to help the faithful meditate on Christ’s death during the Easter season.


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tricting efforts faltered 20 years ago, Mississippi had its regularly scheduled legislative election in 1991 using outdated districts following the previous year’s Census. Under an order from federal judges, lawmakers drew new districts in early 1992 and new elections were held that See Maps, Page A7.

Coast Guard: Transocean contributed to Gulf spill By The Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS — Flaws in Transocean Ltd.’s emergency training and equipment and a poor safety culture contributed to the deadly Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion that led to the Gulf oil spill, according to a Coast Guard report released Friday. The report centered on Transocean’s role in the disaster because it owned the rig and was primarily responsible for ensuring its safety, the Coast Guard said. BP PLC owned the well that blew out. The Coast Guard report also concluded that decisions made by workers aboard the rig “may have affected the explosions or their impact,” such as failing to follow procedures for notifying other crew members about the emergency after the blast. The report doesn’t explore the root causes of the well blowout, which triggered the explosions that killed 11 workers and sent millions of gallons of oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico. But the Coast Guard said numerous actions by Transocean and the rig’s crew affected their ability to prevent or limit the disaster. Electrical equipment that may have ignited the explosion was poorly maintained, while gas alarms and autoSee Oil, Page A7.

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four-year term, then lawmakers in 2012 could draw new districts for the 2015 and 2019 elections. “The people of the state of Mississippi want to have fair elections,” Hood said. Citing the struggling economy, Hood also said people only want to have one legislative election during a four-year term. When redis-

Former E-911 dispatcher sentenced to 27 years on molestation charges By Pamela Hitchins A Warren County man was sentenced Friday to serve day-for-day 27 years in prison for his conviction on charges he molested a child and enticed a child to meet for sexual purposes. Glen Westbrook, 56, 3011 Washington St., a former E-911 dispatcher, had been found guilty by a Warren County jury April 6. Jurors returned the guilty verdicts following about two hours of deliberation. The sentence was handed down in Warren County Circuit Court by Judge M. James Chaney. Chaney ordered Westbrook to the 27 years, followed by

eight years of probation, and a $55,000 fine, said Assistant District Attorney Dewey Arthur, who represented the state in the prosecution. The sentence must be served day-for-day with no possibility of parole or early release because the conviction is for sex crimes, Arthur said. Westbrook originally was indicted by a grand jury on the charges in October 2005. He pleaded guilty in January 2006 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Arthur said. He later filed an appeal, charging that his original indictment was “fatally flawed” because the enticement indictment left out the words “to meet.” Former Circuit Court Judge

Frank Vollor granted the appeal and overturned the conviction in 2009. District Attorney Ricky Smith, who took office in January 2008, did not oppose the ruling but presented the evidence to another grand jury for a new indictment. “He would have been about halfway through his original sentence if he hadn’t appealed,” Arthur said. The victim, who was between 14 and 16 when the molestation and enticement occurred, testified, as did family members, police and 911 officials, Smith said. Westbrook did not testify. He was defended by Olive Branch attorney Linton Kilpatrick.

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Glen Westbrook, right, is accompanied by Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Rubin Mixon on Friday.


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Lawsuit: Man jailed 260 days without court appearance

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Bond set for teens facing burglary-related charges Bond was set at $25,000 in justice court for each of four Warren County men facing various charges related to a home burglary Tuesday in the 200 block of Belva Drive. Cody Whitehead, 17, 4602 Halls Ferry Road; Chase Youmans, 19, 4816 Gibson Road; and Joshua Presson, 19, 125 Timberlane Drive, were arrested after a traffic stop Wednesday and charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit burglary. Ruben Williams, 18, 4909 Gibson Road, was arrested early Thursday morning and faces the same

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from staff reports charges in the burglary. Items recovered were two handguns, jewelry and cigarettes. The men were in jail on Friday night.

Bond denied for man charged with rape A Warren County man charged with forcible rape and sexual battery on the same child was ordered held without bond during his initial court hearing Friday.

Askew T. Frazier, 25, 55 Redhawk Road, appeared before Justice Court Judge Jeff Crevitt Friday and was ordered held on the charges filed Thursday. He is accused of a sexual assault in December and forcible rape on April 2 of a child younger than 16, the same child, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. Both incidents occurred in Warren County, the sheriff said. Frazier will be held until his case is presented a grand jury. The next grand jury meets

in May.

City man out of jail following arrest A Vicksburg man was released from the Warren County Jail Friday after being held on a felony warrant for eluding law enforcement officials. Robert Williams, 22, 1430 Maxwell St., was arrested at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, jail records showed. Records showed he was released on a post-release supervision.

Jury finds Arkansas police officers not liable in child’s death JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A federal jury decided Friday that two West Memphis police officers cannot be held liable for the death of a 12-year-old boy, whose family filed a $250 million lawsuit after he was fatally shot by police. Officers Erik Sammis and

Jimmy Evans shed tears as the verdicts were read in U.S. District Court in Jonesboro. Jurors in the civil trial, which began Monday, ruled in favor of the officers on all 10 claims made by the family after three hours of deliberations. Sammis said he believed

DeAunta Farrow was holding a gun when he and Evans, who were conducting nighttime surveillance, came upon the boy and his then-14-yearold cousin, Unseld Nance Jr., in a dimly lit parking lot in June 2007. Investigators later said DeAunta was holding a

toy gun. A special prosecutor concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to charge the officers with a crime. But DeAunta’s family said the boy was not armed and filed the lawsuit against the officers, alleging they used

Two sentenced in Warren County Circuit Court In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Marvel Hunter, 19, 1840 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling and two counts of statutory rape of a child under the age of 14 and was sentenced by Cir-

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Warren and Issaquena counties, their sheriffs, boards of supervisors and others have been named in a civil lawsuit filed by a Vicksburg man who says he was held in jail for eight months without having an initial court appearance. Dustin Lawrence, age and address unavailable, filed the $7.5 million lawsuit in federal court April 11 at the U.S. District Court’s Southern office in Jackson. According to the suit, Lawrence was arrested by Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace and Deputy Mike Traxler on grand larceny charges July 29, 2009. Lawrence claims he was initially booked into the Warren County Jail but was later transferred to the Issaquena County Correctional Facility, where he was held for 260 days before finally being released by Judge M. James Chaney. Lawrence alleges he never saw a judge for an initial appearance. Pace said commenting on the specifics of a case in which a lawsuit has been filed would be inappropriate. “In general, when someone is arrested on a felony charge, and had bond set, if they have another detainer placed on them by the Justice Court, such as for unpaid fines, they would be transported to Issaquena County and housed there until bond has been posted and the fines paid,” Pace said. State court rules mandate that anyone charged with a crime be taken before a judge within 48 hours. Warren County officials declined to comment. Records show Lawrence was released from the Issaquena County Jail on April 14, 2010. Lawrence claims his case was reviewed by a Warren County grand jury and he was not indicted, but according to grand jury reports issued since his arrest, his name does not appear on the lists of defendants that were no-billed.

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cuit Judge Isadore Patrick to complete the Mississippi Department of Corrections Regimented Inmate Discipline Program, followed by one year in the Intensive Supervision Program

(house arrest) and five years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Hunter was arrested Sept. 25, 2009, and March 24, 2010. • Christopher Carlton Strawbridge, 30, 70 Upland Drive, was found guilty of violating probation and sen-

tenced by Patrick to the Mississippi Department of Corrections restitution center at Hinds, Jackson or Leflore counties to pay $2,707.50 in past-due fines, fees and restitution. Strawbridge was arrested March 27, 2009, for uttering a forgery.

community calendar CHURCHES Gibson Memorial U.M.C. — Community Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. today, 335 Oak Ridge Road; bring basket. Refuge — Spring picnic, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today; Clear Creek Pavilion, Bovina. Mount Carmel M.B. ­— Hype 3:16 Kickoff, noon-2 p.m. today; free food, games and contests; surprise musical guest; elyssamlassiter@gmail. com; 2629 Alma St. New Mount Pilgrim Baptist — Business meeting, 4 p.m. today; the Rev. Henry J. Williams, pastor; 501 N. Poplar St. Greater Zion Travelers — Appreciation program for evangelist Geneva Jones, 6 tonight; choirs, music groups, soloists invited; 601-885-6809,

601-885-8678 or 601-8311527; 7501 Mississippi 27, Utica.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Levi’s, A Gathering Place — 7-10 tonight, music by Bo Boykin; donations appreciated. AARP Walgreens Wellness Tour — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; free health tests; 3341 Halls Ferry Road. Piano Concert and Workshop — 4 p.m. Monday; Jonathan Levin, presenter; free, but donations encouraged; Southern Cultural Heritage Center. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday; Rep. Alex Monsour, speaker; City Hall Annex.

Mississippi Senior Olympics

— April 30-May 14; ages 50 and older; or 601-924-6082. Vicksburg WIN Job Center — Free May workshops; to register, 601-638-1452; 1625 Monroe St. Narcotics Anonymous — River City Group, 8 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Good Shepherd Community Center, 629 Cherry St.; daytime, Alvin J., 601-661-7646 or 601-4151742; evening, Jackie G., 601638-8456 or 601-415-3345.

CLUBS MXO Pearls Girls Club — 3 today, Beautillion rehearsal; Greater Grove Street Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive. Letitia Street Reunion — 9

tonight; DJ Reo; $5; The Hut, 1618 Main St. Exchange Club of Vicksburg — 12:30 p.m. Monday, Shoney’s. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe; Sen. W Briggs Hopson III, speaker. Jackson Audubon Society — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; photo tour of Galapagos; 300 N. State St., Jackson; 601-956-7444. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Dick Hall, Central District highway commissioner, speaker; Jacques’ Cafe.

BENEFITS Yard Sale — 7 a.m.-noon today; benefits DECA; 3 Rolling Hill Road. Yard Sale — 7 a.m.-noon today; benefits Lynn and Ethel Goff; 701 Longview St.

excessive force and violated the children’s civil rights. The officers tried to have the lawsuit thrown out, but the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal last October.

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Jindal seeks ’fund sweep’ for budget Crews battle West Texas blaze out of canyon BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — To balance next year’s budget, the Jindal administration is proposing to raid dozens of government set-aside funds, scraping together $231 million from pots of money targeted for motorcycle safety programs, artificial reef construction, economic development, housing, insurance payments and reptile research. Fund sweeps aren’t new, but the dollars being taken from some pots of money are more sizable in the proposal for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year that begins July 1. The dollars slated to be poached range from just $3 in a fund for school accountability rewards to $60 million from a fund that holds premiums charged to state agencies for insurance coverage. More than $37,000 would be scooped out of a Formosan termite-fighting fund, $1,441

would be taken from a reptile research fund, $3,069 would be swept out of a railroad crossing safety fund, nearly $305,000 would come from a New Orleans beautification fund and more than $1 million would be shifted from a rehabilitation fund for the visually impaired. A pot of money set aside to build artificial reefs that help attract marine life, create fishing spots and aid in coastal restoration efforts would be nearly drained after $27 million is removed, and $20 million set aside for housing development would instead be used for other state programs and services. More than $37 million in an economic development fund, a state subsidy repaid by Northrop Grumman Ship Systems because it didn’t meet its employment obligations for getting the cash, also would be taken.

Gov. Bobby Jindal wants to shift the money into an “Overcollections Fund” and then spread it across agencies in next year’s budget to patch holes, fill deficits and help offset a $1.6 billion shortfall. Lawmakers say they are just starting to comb through the proposal to determine if they have any objections, when it comes up for debate in the legislative session that begins Monday. S e n . Lyd i a Ja c k s o n , D-Shreveport, vice chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, called the move a “budget sleight of hand” that needs further review. “It’s creative,” Jackson said. She added, “It’s a large amount and the executive budget is predicated on those fund sweeps, so you’d kind of like to know where they are.”

Historical marker to honor Miss. WWI hero FALKNER, Miss. — A historical marker will be dedicated today in Falkner to World War I veteran Orvil Lucian Cotten for his heroism. The marker will be presented to Falkner and Tippah County by Cotten’s daughter Norma C. Leadford. Cotten was born near Falkner in 1896 and died in Memphis in 1992. He is buried in the Cotten Cemetery, east of Falkner. In World War I, Cotten was a Signal Corps telephone lineman in northern France. His job was to prepare telephone lines on the battlefield. Records show Cotton distinguished himself during the Battle of St. Quentin Canal, Bellincort in northern France. On Sept. 27, 1918, after the Allied 30th Division was gassed by the Germans, Cotten, although injured in the gas attack, and working under constant shellfire, refused to be evacuated,

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS and kept phone lines open between the 115th and 117th Allied Regiments. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the British Military Medal and the French Croix de Guerre.

AG: Personal e-mails by officials exempt BATON ROUGE, La. — Personal e-mails written by government officials on government computers are exempt from public disclosure, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell ruled. His legal opinions do not carry the force of law, but are generally followed unless a court rules otherwise. This one was requested by Robert Barham, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Caldwell said the state

FORT DAVIS, Texas (AP) — West Texas firefighters are trying new tactics to stop a 202,000-acre wildfire since it raced out of a canyon. Fire crews in Jeff Davis County will start a controlled burn near some roads to destroy parched grass and shrubs in a 70,000-acre area. Then there won’t be anything left to burn — and the wildfire should be under control when it reaches the roads in a few days. C.J. Norvell, a spokeswoman for a team of federal firefighters and officials helping in West Texas, says the fire is not headed toward any towns. The blaze started nearly two weeks ago and destroyed about 40 homes in the Fort Davis area before moving north. Wildfires have scorched more than 1 million acres in Texas the past two weeks. Texas Governor Rick Perry

A boat trailer and burned trees are all that are left in this field at Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas. said the dangerous plumes of more than 8,000 wildfires are engulfing land and lives — and it is time for Texans to join together in prayer. He has declared the next three days

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public records law does not cover “e-mails of a purely personal nature” that have “no relation to any function of a public office.”

12 accused of selling crack near La. school VINTON, La. — Vinton Police Chief Ricky Fox said a 10-month investigation using surveillance equipment led to arrest warrants for a dozen people accused of selling crack cocaine at an apartment complex near Vinton Middle School. Fox said the community is so small that they had to use surveillance equipment, because small-town dealers generally sell only to people they know. He said eventually, the investigators were able to find someone the alleged dealers were comfortable with. Eight suspects have been arrested.

as “Days of Prayer for Rain” in Texas. Perry made the proclamation on his website, stating: “I urge Texans of all faiths and traditions to offer prayers on that day for the healing of our land, the rebuilding of our communities and the restoration of our normal way of life.” Several public pages have popped up on Facebook over the past few days. One event named “Pray for RAIN in Texas!” has 306 participants so far who plan on praying for precipitation. The page’s wall drew several comments, not only from people in cities across the state of Texas, but also New Jersey, the Caribbean, and Morocco. One person posted, “Lord, please send us rain to quench the land, relive our firefighters, and help our ranchers and farmers. You are great O’ Lord and you hear our cries.”

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Lobbying Wrong for state universities From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: State Sen. David Baria said the idea of state universities spending money on lobbyists to lobby the Legislature “just rubs me the wrong way.” It should and it does. When universities are having to cut and scrimp to deal with state budget cuts and are raising tuition on students, spending money on lobbyists should be a very low priority — as in no priority at all. Institutions of higher learning in Mississippi spent $346,000 on lobbying the Legislature last year. The University of

Southern Mississippi was top lobbyist with $116,750, followed by Mississippi State at $102.908 and Jackson State at $58,596. The University of Mississippi spent $40,269; University of Mississippi Medical Center, $20,385; Delta State $5,613; and Alcorn State, $2,000. Mississippi Valley State University should be commended. It had no lobbyist expenditure. To be clear, no appropriated funds or tuition money was used to lobby. That is because lawmakers pitched a fit about it in 2008 after it was revealed that Delta State and Mississippi State spent almost $350,000 on contract lobby-

ists. University officials promised not to use state funds for lobbying. They now use foundation funds, which contributors might want to question. This is no criticism of the lobbyists. Lobbyists do their jobs well representing the interests of clients. Private business groups hire them for good reason. However, the idea of a government entity having to lobby the government itself does rub the wrong way. Universities need more state funding. They also need to manage all resources more wisely. Paying for lobbyists rubs taxpayers and supporters the wrong way.

The lost art of letter writing The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus: Many of us have them, tucked away in a box or closet: Letters that have been passed down through the generations. Letters, like other family heirlooms, are a tangible, visceral connection to the past. Their absence is a hole in our history. Clearly, letters are more personal than most other heirlooms. They bring the very words of our past friends and relatives into the present with us. Think of how empty history would be without personal letters. Without his letter to wife Martha, we wouldn’t know George Washington’s personal misgivings about being given command

of the Continental Army: “I assure you ... I have used every endeavor in my power to avoid it.” We wouldn’t have Abraham Lincoln’s congratulation letter to Ulysses S. Grant upon taking Vicksburg — and Lincoln’s admission that he thought Grant might fail: “I now wish to make the personal acknowledgment that you were right, and I was wrong.” Technology has nearly eradicated the art of letter-writing. Now, we send e-mails, or worse, text messages. We give less thought to what we’re saying — grammar, and even capitalization, have fallen by the wayside. We say in three letters what used to be said in three sentences, or three

paragraphs. If cell phones existed in Napoleon’s day, would he have texted “i luv u” to Josephine instead of writing one of his immortal love letters? April is National Letter Writing Month. These types of designations come and go, but we urge our readers to observe this one. The month is timed in advance of Mother’s Day. Write a letter to your mother; she’ll treasure it. Become reacquainted with the joy, and the thought, that goes along with putting pen to paper. Write a letter to someone this month. It’ll be treasured by the recipient today. And, who knows? It may last in your family for generations to come.

Barbour uses double-speak on Medicaid The Greenwood Commonwealth: It’s become fairly accepted wisdom — except by those who are in deep budgetary denial — that in order for the U.S. government to get a handle on its debt, it will have to rein in the three exploding entitlements — Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Haley Barbour, in trying as a likely presidential contender to establish his bona fides to tackle this job, has been talking up his efforts in Mississippi to trim the Medicaid rolls. Speaking in Washington and in the early primary state of New Hampshire, Barbour claimed that his administration was able to reduce the number of Medicaid recipients by almost 23 percent during his first couple of years as governor. What Barbour failed to mention, how-

ever, was that in 2006, midway through his first term, the state changed the way it counted enrollees in the federalstate health insurance program. Whatever reduction occurred was mostly the result of an accounting change, not a true drop in beneficiaries. The Associated Press, in some nifty reporting, called Barbour’s hand on this misleading manipulation of the numbers. It did its own number-crunching, using the figures coming from Barbour’s own administration. It found that, depending on which accounting method you use, Mississippi’s Medicaid rolls are at best down slightly during Barbour’s tenure. The AP’s fact-checking, while it makes Barbour look disingenuous, does not come without some benefit for the gov-

ernor. His most controversial reform for Medicaid — requiring face-to-face re-enrollments — has been criticized by his opponents as heartless. They have claimed that the inconvenience for the poor of getting themselves or their children to the Medicaid office has pushed qualified recipients off the rolls. Apparently, face-to-face re-enrollments must not be that onerous or the numbers would not be so high. Barbour has to use his track record as Mississippi’s governor in making his pitch to the nation at large. His generally commendable performance as this state’s chief executive will be an important gauge for primary voters if he does become a White House aspirant. He just should tell the story straight.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The diocesan council convenes here next week. • A. Bloomensteil returns from Galveston where he saw President Harrison.


50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Robert F. Cornell dies. • Mrs. Charles Crook is a patient at the Vicksburg Hospital. • Bradford Dillman stars in “Circle of Deception” at the Strand Theatre.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

J. Laudenheimer and daughter spend the day in Port Gibson.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Geary announce the birth of a daughter, Eleanor, on April 12. • “Spoon River Anthology” opens at the Vicksburg Little Theatre Playhouse.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 Vicksburg defeats Meridian, 9-3.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981

90 YEARS AGO: 1921

Mr. and Mrs. William Kyle Clary Sr. announce the birth of a son, Robert Arlyn, born April 24. • James Hannah displays a 34-pound, 36-inch catfish he caught on a trotline at Steele Bayou. • William B. Jackson dies.

Mr. and Mrs. Gaston Benard, former residents, are here from New Orleans. • Mrs. Mike Heckler undergoes surgery for appendicitis.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

Mrs. Pearl Belle Wallace of Bogue Chitto and Harold Haver are married. • Mrs. Ella Tyson of Camden, Ark., is in the city visiting Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Tyson.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941

60 YEARS AGO: 1951

Dr. Swan Haworth is guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club. • Postmaster Charles Crook arranges a program in front of the post office in connection with the defense bond programs. • The Vicksburg Garden Club’s annual spring flower show is held at the Kirk House of the Presbyterian Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilcoxon of Hazlehurst are spending the day in Vicksburg. • A picture shows Jimmy Aden, a Clarksdale High School football star, being taken by stretcher on board an Air Force C-47 here for transferring to the National Polio Foundation’s Respiratory Center at Houston, Texas.

Rich Awtrey and Nancy Riddle, seniors at St. Aloysius, are named Students of the Month by the Elks. • David Blackburn and Christy Berry win the Optimist speech contest.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 Holliday’s Fashions opens at Pemberton Square mall. • Elizabeth Wooten, 4, wins first place in her division, Lead Line, in walking horse competition. • Brian Chewning is named a project manager with the Vicksburg District.

I still believe JR Ewing was one of the funniest antiheroes ever to appear on the boob tube, and Sue Ellen Ewing the most appealingly vulnerable beauty.

Late to the party with JR, mad men and unhappy women I’ve always been tardy to television. When the rest of the world was wondering “Who shot JR?,” I was wondering, “Who is JR?” I never watched a single season of “Dallas” until it had been off prime time for four or five years. Then, when reruns appeared on a daily basis on a cable channel and I didn’t have to wait a week between melodramas, I got the “Dallas” habit. In a scary way. I still believe JR Ewing was one of the funniest antiheroes ever to appear on the boob tube, and Sue Ellen Ewing the most appealingly vulnerable beauty. Same drill with “The Sopranos.” Not until the Arts and Entertainment Channel began showing Tony and his family on a daily basis did I get hit by the mob. It was an unlikely seduction, really, since I normally don’t like gangster shows, not even “The Godfather” movies, which critics RHETA heralded. gRIMSLEY But the fine writing impressed me, and pretty soon I was rolling with inappropriate laughter as Tony Soprano’s kith and kin discussed giving rival mobsters “moon roofs” in their heads with guns and pick axes or whatever sundry weapon was available. It was unseemly how funny I found that violent and profane show. The brilliance was in how close to sympathetic the writers let some of the unsavory characters get — reallllly close — before reminding viewers with an unspeakable criminal act just whom you were dealing with. For my money, only one character out of a cast of hundreds was truly moral or sympathetic, and that was Artie, the restaurateur. His choice in friends was shaky, but he kept himself busy in the kitchen and avoided the greed and meanness surrounding him. Now I’m busy trying to catch up with the “Mad Men” craze. The first season, 2007, I heard lots of talk about the show, but, once again, it didn’t sound like my cup of tea. I’ve never been that interested in Manhattan or in the advertising business. But a long essay in The New York Review of Books earlier this year suckered me into trying it. There’s irony in the fact that the review didn’t like “Mad Men,” saying the acting was bad and the writing banal: “In its glossy, semaphoric style, its tendency to invoke rather than unravel this or that issue, the way it uses a certain visual allure to blind rather than to enlighten, ‘Mad Men’ is much like a successful advertisement itself.” Not a ringing endorsement. And there are plenty of broad strokes in this period painting of the 1960s. The women are used in every possible way by their colleagues, husbands, bosses and neighbors. A divorcee is suspect because she walks for pleasure and works out of necessity. The housewives are all bored, smoking chimneys. Mothers-to-be drink and smoke. Working women are husband-hungry hussies. The men are all chauvinist pigs who drink before noon, lead secret lives, pinch secretaries’ bottoms and stab one another in the back. Office parties are orgies. Writing and acting are marginal. Yet stereotypes usually have some basis in truth. Today’s career women who don’t consider themselves feminists should watch an episode or two and reconsider. I’ll get back to you in a couple or three years on “Glee.”


• Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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‘Birther’ claims force GOP leaders to take a stand Iowa activists not sold WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the conspiracy theory that won’t go away. And it’s forcing Republican officials and presidential contenders to pick sides: Do they think President Barack Obama was born outside the United States and disqualified to be president? As the Republican candidates tiptoe through the mine field, Democrats are watching. They hope the debate will fire up their liberal base and perhaps tie the eventual GOP nominee to fringe beliefs that swing voters will reject. In recent days several prominent Republicans have distanced themselves, with varying degrees of emphasis, from the false claim that Obama was born in a foreign country. But with a new poll showing that two-thirds of adult Republicans either embrace the claim or are open to it, nearly all these GOP leaders are not calling for a broader effort to stamp out the allegations. “It’s a real challenge for the Republican Party and virtually every Republican candidate for president,� contends Democratic pollster Geoff Garin. If it’s not handled well, he said, all-important independent voters might see Republicans as extreme or irrelevant. Many Americans consider claims of Obama’s foreign birth to be preposterous, unworthy of serious debate. Yet the “birther� issue threatens to overshadow the early stages of the GOP effort to choose a presidential nominee for 2012. Real estate mogul Donald Trump has stirred the pot lately, repeatedly saying

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President Barack Obama salutes as he steps off Marine One. Obama should provide his original birth certificate. From a political standpoint, it’s impossible to dismiss the matter as conspiratorial fantasy, akin to, say, claims that the 1969 moon landing was staged. In the latest New York Times-CBS News poll, 45 percent of adult Republicans said they believe Obama was born in another country, and 22 percent said they don’t know. One-third of Republicans said they believe the president is native born. The same poll a year ago found considerably less suspicion among Republicans. A plurality of GOP adults then said Obama was U.S.-born, and 32 percent said they believed he was foreign-born. In the latest poll, about half of all independents said Obama

was born in the United States. The other independents were about evenly split between those saying he is foreignborn, and those saying they don’t know. Ten percent of Democrats said Obama was born overseas, and 9 percent were unsure. Obama’s certificate of live birth indicates he was born in Hawaii in 1961. Newspaper birth announcements at the time reported the birth. The House’s top Republicans — Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor — say they are satisfied that Obama was born in Hawaii. But they have declined to criticize those who state otherwise, and Boehner has said it’s not his job to tell Americans what to think.

First lady’s plane closer to jet than reported WASHINGTON — Safety investigators say a plane carrying first lady Michelle Obama this week came closer to a big military cargo jet than previously reported. The National Transportation Safety Board said Friday that the distance between the two planes closed to 2.94 miles before air traffic controllers at Andrews Air Force Base directed the first lady’s plane to abort a landing. Obama’s plane, a Boeing 737, was considerably smaller than the 200-ton C17. Regulations require five miles between planes to avoid dangerous wake turbulence when the plane in the lead is significantly larger than the trailing plane.

Blackwater case gets new life WASHINGTON — An appeals court is resurrecting the case against four Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a 2007 shooting in a Baghdad public square that killed 17 Iraqi citizens. A federal trial judge in Washington, Ricardo Urbina, threw out the case on New


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Year’s Eve 2009 after he found the Justice Department mishandled evidence and violated the guards’ constitutional rights. But a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that Urbina wrongly interpreted the law. It ordered that he reconsider whether there was any tainted evidence against four of the five defendants — Army veteran Paul Slough and former Marines Evan Liberty, Donald Ball and Dustin Heard. The Justice Department has dismissed charges against the fifth defendant, former Army sergeant Nick Slatten.

Beck: Huckabee too ‘thin-skinned’ for ’12 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Glenn Beck is offering some unsolicited advice to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Skip the 2012 presidential race if you can’t take some political punches. In an ongoing feud between

the two Fox News Channel hosts, Beck suggested during his radio show Friday that Huckabee is too “thin skinned.� He also criticized the former governor’s record on taxes and executive clemency.

CIA touts ‘eco-friendly’ shredding of secrets WASHINGTON — The CIA is touting its version of eco-shredding on Earth Day, saying it’s found a way to make the “burn after reading� process environmentally friendly. The intelligence agency says classified papers are shredded and burned using an on-site incinerator, which then generates steam to heat water at CIA headquarters. The CIA said the process reduces landfill waste by nearly 1,000 tons per year. And its employees also recycle more than three tons of plastic, glass, cardboard and other materials annually. The agency didn’t offer to show reporters how its secret shredding is done, however.



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Trump, meanwhile, keeps fueling the fire. Even though many people doubt he will run for president, he has forced other Republicans to take stands. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania have been the most direct in rejecting the birthers’ claims. “I believe the president was born in the United States,� Romney told CNBC. Santorum has no doubt that Obama was born in Hawaii, and he “believes this debate distracts us from the real issues,� said his spokesman, Virginia Davis. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour accepts the president’s word about his birthplace, his staff said. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told an Iowa audience, “I’m not one to question the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate.� He added a little jab: “When you look at his policies, I do question what planet he’s from.� When ABC’s George Stephanopoulos showed a copy of Obama’s birth certificate to Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, who was ambivalent at first, she said: “Well, then, that should settle it. ... I take the president at his word.�

on Trump caucus campaign DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Donald Trump said he would embrace the rigors of campaigning in Iowa if he decides to run for president, but Iowa Republican leaders say they doubt the celebrity businessman really knows what it takes to compete in the state’s presidential caucuses and wonder if he would commit the time and effort needed. Although some state Republican Party leaders have welcomed the attention Trump’s presidential ideas Donald have brought Trump to the 2012 race and look forward to a giant fundraising dinner he will keynote in June, they also express skepticism about him as a candidate that borders on contempt. “‘The Donald’ will be wherever the cameras are, and nowhere else,� said Doug Gross, a Des Moines Republican and longtime confidant of GOP Gov. Terry Branstad. If he seeks the Republican nomination, Gross and others said, Trump would probably want to bypass the up-close

campaigning and the behindthe-scenes meetings with local party activists that the Iowa caucus electorate expects from serious presidential contenders. “I don’t think he’s prepared at all for what it means to run in the caucuses in Iowa,� said Sac County Republican Chairwoman Ann Trimble-Ray, a consultant to Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King and a leading party activist in GOP-heavy western Iowa. “I think that’s going to shock the socks off this guy.� Trump’s prospects in Iowa, which has the first contest in the race for the 2012 nomination, became the subject of discussion this week after he discussed the possibility of running in a televised interview, and new public surveys showed him among the most popular hopefuls in the GOP field. He has also gotten encouragement from some veteran strategists. “I will meet many people, maybe all of the people� in Iowa, Trump said. Trump plans to announce his intentions sometime before his June 10 appearance at the GOP fundraiser in Des Moines. The Iowa caucuses are scheduled for Feb. 6.

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Back in the driver’s seat GM poised to retake top spot from Toyota DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is almost certain to claim the title of world’s biggest automaker this year, retaking the top spot from Toyota, which has been hurt by production problems since the Japanese earthquake and still can’t escape the shadow of major safety recalls. The No. 1 title, a morale booster for the winner’s employees and managers, would cap GM’s remarkable comeback from bankruptcy. GM’s sales are up, mainly in China and the U.S, the world’s top two markets. Cars are better than in the past, especially small ones. But even though GM came within 30,000 sales of Toyota last year and began strong in 2011, any sales victory this year has more to do with Toyota’s problems. First, a series of big recalls has ballooned to 14 million vehicles worldwide and damaged Toyota’s reputation for reliability. That has spurred loyal buyers to look at other brands. Second, a March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan curbed Toyota’s car production. On Friday, Toyota Motor Corp. said its factories worldwide won’t return to full production until November or December. That means buyers across the globe may not be able to get the models they want. Already the crisis has cost the company production of 260,000 vehicles. Last year, Toyota sold 8.42 million cars and trucks, barely ahead of a resurgent GM, which sold 8.39 million. GM held the No. 1 spot from 1932 until 2008.

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A 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, left, sits next to a 2010 Equinox at a Chevrolet dealership in Englewood, Colo. A look at why GM is almost a lock to retake the lead this year: • General Motors Co. was dysfunctional three years ago, hobbled by enormous debt and a giant bureaucracy. Its quality was suspect, it lost billions, and it had few products other than pickups that buyers found appealing. After a government bailout, a leaner GM emerged from a 2009 bankruptcy with new vehicles and a focus on Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Since then, GM has come up with hits including the Chevrolet Equinox small SUV, the Buick LaCrosse luxury car, and the Chevrolet Cruze compact. Its quality is better. Sales so far this year are up 25 percent in the U.S. and 10 percent in China. The efficient Cruze

compact and Chevrolet Volt car both hit the market as U.S. gasoline prices started rising. • Bad publicity from the recalls, mainly for cars that can accelerate without warning, was hurting Toyota long before the earthquake. The recalls began late in 2009, and came just as GM, Ford, Hyundai, and others introduced more competitive cars and trucks. With a bunch of nice alternatives and doubts about quality, customers who dutifully returned to Toyota started considering other brands. Many Toyota models look old and need upgrades. Despite rebates and lowinterest financing, Toyota was the only major automaker with lower U.S. sales last year. Sales are up 12.5 percent so far in 2011, but

only at half the growth of GM. • Toyota has nowhere near GM’s presence in China, now the world’s largest auto market. Through March, Toyota sold 208,000 vehicles there, but GM and its joint ventures sold more than three times that number. Growth in China by itself probably would have moved GM ahead of Toyota in worldwide sales. Toyota’s lead was only about one day’s worth of sales for GM. If GM takes No. 1 this year, it won’t crow much, says Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends and insights for, an auto price tracking website. “It’s because of (factory) capacity restrictions, and that’s not something they want to brag about,” he said.

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Treasury investment funds report $1.7 billion in gains WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department says that an investment program set up during the financial crisis to buy toxic assets from banks is showing a $1.7 billion gain. The department has committed $22.1 billion in taxpayer funds to the PublicPrivate Investment Program, which was created in March 2009. That money has been used to set up funds that have invested in mortgagebacked securities and other financial assets. The goal is to take those assets off the books of large banks that were facing huge losses from bad real estate investments during the housing bubble. The department has earned more than $500 million in dividends and other profits from the investments, Treasury says. And Treasury’s share of the securities held in the funds has increased in value by $1.2 billion.

Judge OKs Borders plan to pay $6M in bonuses NEW YORK — A lawyer for bookseller Borders Group Inc. said a judge has approved paying executives up to $6.6 million in bonuses

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS as the company works to reorganize under bankruptcy court protection. The Office of the U.S. Trustee objected to an earlier request to pay about $8 million in bonuses. Borders said the bonuses are necessary to retain executives in key posts. Forty seven executives have left the company since Borders filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February.

Dollar slides amid investors’ fears NEW YORK — The dollar fell to a 16-month low against the euro Thursday with investors expecting the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates near zero, even as U.S. companies post better-thanexpected financial performances this quarter. Higher rates tend to support a currency’s value because they can generate a bigger return on investments denominated in that currency — lower rates make a currency less appealing. The Fed has kept its key rate near zero since December 2008.

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Tornado causes injuries, shuts down St. Louis airport Planes diverted to other cities ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lambert Field in St. Louis has been closed after a tornado tore through the airport, lifting a roof off the terminal and injuring several people. Broadcast reports, citing airport officials, said most of the injuries Friday night were believed to be minor. Airport officials say the airport was shut down and planes were diverted to other locations. Crews were assessing damage at all the terminals. Plate glass windows were torn out, largely in Concourse C, where the most of the damage appeared to occur. Television footage showed pieces of twisted metal outside the terminal. The tornado was part of a series of strong storms that struck central and eastern Missouri. Unconfirmed tornadoes were reported in several counties in the St. Louis area.

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Rescue workers walk through storm damage next to a parking garage outside terminal one at St. Louis International Airport Friday. Lambert spokesman Jeff Lea said he did not immediately have information about how many people were hurt. He said the injuries were believed

to be from glass that shattered as the storm hit the airport. An Air National Guard facility at the airport was reportedly damaged.

Lea said several cars parked at the airport were damaged. He didn’t yet know if any planes were affected, or if any flights were delayed or

canceled. Damage, possibly from a tornado, was also reported at several towns near the airport — Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, St. Ann, Ferguson and Florissant. Interstate 270 in that area was closed. Trees and power lines were down. A tractor-trailer was sitting on its end. Unconfirmed tornadoes were reported near New Melle and Dardenne Prairie in St. Charles County. St. Charles County Sheriff’s Lt. Craig McGuire said there were early reports of at least 20 homes damaged in the county. “It was pretty wicked,” he said. In downtown St. Louis, Busch Stadium officials hurriedly moved Cardinals fans to a safe area as tornado sirens blared. The game with the Cincinnati Reds was delayed for hours. The utility company Ameren Missouri reported more than 39,000 power outages.

Police using surveillance photos in hunt for Colo. mall bombing suspect LITTLETON, Colo. — Authorities investigating a fire that led to the discovery of a pipe bomb and propane tanks in a Colorado mall released three new surveillance photos Friday of a man now considered a suspect in the case. The new photos of the man show him riding a public bus away from Southwest Plaza Mall on Tuesday evening, the night before the fire. Authorities originally considered the man a person



BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS of interest in the case, but Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer said Friday that information from the investigation led investigators to consider him a suspect. Techmeyer wouldn’t elaborate. The mall is about 2 miles away from Columbine High School and within sight of a memorial to the victims in an adjoining park. The fire and

the discovery of the explosives came on the 12th anniversary of the shootings that killed 13 people.

Pastor refuses to pay $1 peace bond, jailed DEARBORN, Mich. — A judge has ordered a Florida pastor to jail after he refused to pay a $1 peace bond over a planned demonstration outside a Michigan mosque. The protest by Terry Jones

was supposed to occur at 5 p.m. Friday, but was scuttled by the court proceedings. A jury on Friday decided his past actions are evidence the protest outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn could cause violence.

Kan. plane crash kills family on Easter trip TOPEKA, Kan. — A small airplane carrying a young

couple and their daughters on their way to visit friends for Easter crashed in a muddy Kansas corn field Friday, killing all four, officials said. The six-seat Beechcraft plane registered to Precision Ag & Seed Services LLC in Scott City went down about noon roughly 3 miles northeast of the capital city of Topeka. It was headed to Topeka’s Phillip Billard Airport.

Continued from Page A1. fall in those districts, with winners serving the final three years of the terms. Michael Wallace, a private attorney representing the state Republican Party, argued in court Friday that there’s no basis for using maps with political boundaries that never got final approval from the House and Senate. Wallace said legislators tried and failed to agree on redistricting plans. “Just because they haven’t reached agreement doesn’t mean you don’t have to follow the law,” Wallace told the judges. The state constitution says redistricting plans are supposed to be adopted by a

Oil Continued from Page A1. matic shutdown systems were bypassed so that they did not alert the crew, the report said. And rig workers didn’t receive adequate training on how and when to disconnect the rig from the well to avoid an explosion, it said. “These deficiencies indicate that Transocean’s failure to have an effective safety management system and instill a culture that emphasizes and ensures safety contributed to this disaster,” the report said. Transocean spokesman Brian Kennedy said the Coast Guard inspected the Deepwater Horizon seven months before the blowout and certified it as being fully compliant with all applicable marine safety compliance standards. “We strongly disagree with — and documentary evidence in the Coast Guard’s possession refutes — key findings in this report,” Kennedy said in a statement. The report also found lax oversight by the rig’s flag state, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, a Pacific nation where Transocean registered the Deepwater Horizon in 2005. It said the Coast Guard should ramp up its inspections of such foreign-flagged drilling rigs. The Marshall Islands does not inspect rigs itself and instead farms out the work

joint resolution of the House and Senate. During the 2011 session, the House passed its own redistricting plan, but the Senate rejected the House plan. Both chambers passed a Senate plan, but the Senate plan stalled because it was in the same resolution with the House plan. When the session ended April 7, both plans died. The 2010 Census showed significant growth in DeSoto County, a relatively affluent area just south of Memphis, Tenn. It showed population losses in the economically struggling Delta. A lawsuit by the state chapter of the National Associa-

tion for the Advancement of Colored People moved redistricting into federal court. The suit, filed in March, seeks to block elections this year in the legislative districts that have been used for the past decade but are now outdated. Any redistricting plans adopted by lawmakers must be approved by the U.S. Justice Department, which checks to ensure that the plans don’t dilute minorities’ voting strength. Lawmakers say Justice department approval generally takes about 60 days. Robert McDuff, an attorney representing the House Elections Committee in the redis-

tricting lawsuit, made similar arguments to Hood’s on Friday, asking the judges to submit the House and Senate plans that were debated during the recent session to the Justice Department. McDuff said that based on conversations he’s had with Justice Department deputies, he believes the department would approve those plans for the 2011 election cycle. The presiding judge hearing arguments Friday, Grady Jolly of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, asked GOP attorney Wallace if he agrees with McDuff’s assessment about quick Justice approval. “My friends in the Justice Department all lost their

to qualified third parties. In the case of the Deepwater Horizon, inspections were done by the American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas. The Marshall Islands “effectively abdicated its vessel inspection responsibilities,” the report said. Bill Gallagher, the senior deputy commissioner of maritime affairs for the Marshall Islands, blasted the Coast Guard report. He noted that the Coast Guard also has third parties perform inspections. “We are followng pretty much the same route the Coast Guard takes,” he said. “It’s a bit of the pot calling the kettle black.” The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Regulation and Enforcement is expected to release its own report on the explosion before issuing a joint final report with the Coast Guard later this year. Previously, a presidential commission pointed to a cascade of technical and managerial failures, including a faulty cement job and a poor safety culture in the industry. BP’s own internal investigation spread the blame for the disaster among all the partners on the rig. A panel looking into why a key safety device, the blowout preventer, failed to do its job pointed to a faulty design, among other problems. The Chemical Safety Board, the Justice Department and other enti-

ties have yet to release their own findings. The courts will also be assigning blame and liability, and officials of the oil companies could even be held criminally negligent. The Coast Guard’s report said electrical equipment on board, some of which was severely corroded, may not have been able to prevent flammable gases from igniting. Gas detectors on board the

rig were not set to automatically activate an emergency shutdown system to stop the engines and halt the flow of outside air into engine rooms, and the bridge crew had not been trained on when they should activate the systems. If the shutdown system had been activated as soon as gas was detected, the explosions in the engine room area could have been delayed or avoided, the report said.

jobs,” Wallace said, eliciting laughter from a courtroom audience that included Democrats and Republicans. The judges could hire experts and draw legislative districts themselves, but Hood argued that would be expensive. The attorney general’s office said after the hearing Friday that Mississippi paid about $200,000 in legal fees after a congressional redistricting dispute went to federal court. The state picked up the tab for all parties involved in that case.





Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the upper 60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Sunday-tuesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-80s; lows in the lower 60s

STATE FORECAST TOday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-80s; lows in the upper 60s Sunday-tuesday Chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid-80s; lows in the lower 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 86º Low/past 24 hours............... 64º Average temperature......... 75º Normal this date................... 69º Record low..............42º in 1986 Record high............90º in 1958 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............2.62 inches Total/year.............. 17.31 inches Normal/month......4.38 inches Normal/year........ 20.69 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................11:46 A.M. Most active................. 5:34 P.M. Active................................NR P.M. Most active.................. 5:59 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:37 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:38 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:24

RIVER DATA friday Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 38.0 | Change: 0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 22.1 | Change: 5.7 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 22.2 | Change: 2.3 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 19.3 | Change: 4.1 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 18.1 | Change: 0.7 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 20.6 | Change: 1.5 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU friday Land....................................85.9 River....................................85.7

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 51.2 Monday.................................. 51.7 Tuesday.................................. 52.0 Memphis Sunday.................................... 31.6 Monday.................................. 32.3 Tuesday.................................. 32.6 Greenville Sunday.................................... 44.5 Monday.................................. 45.0 Tuesday.................................. 45.4 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 39.2 Monday.................................. 39.7 Tuesday.................................. 40.1


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32 more corpses found in pits, total at 177 MEXICO CITY — Like weathermen announcing the daily rainfall, authorities released another tally of corpses unearthed from pits in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas: 32 bodies discovered in the past week, bringing the monthly total to 177. And that’s only in one region of the country. The killing fields extend to the nearby states of Durango and Nuevo Leon and to the northwestern states of Sonora and Sinaloa, where so far this month authorities have found 68 bodies. They continue to dig for more. The graves are discovered with such numbing regularity that “at this point nothing shocks us,” wrote Miguel Carbonell in a column for the daily El Universal newspaper published Thursday. The latest bodies were found in eight pits in the town of San Fernando, Tamaulipas state prosecutors said in a statement released late Thursday. Authorities began exhuming corpses in San Fernando on April 1 after they were led to the site by suspects who confessed to kidnapping and killing bus passengers traveling through the area. It is the same region where authorities say the Zetas drug gang killed and buried 72 Central American migrants in August.

Official: Libyan army to pull out of Misrata TRIPOLI, Libya — A senior Libyan government official says the Libyan army will pull out of the besieged, rebel-held city of Misrata and be replaced by armed tribesmen. Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim did not say when the military would withdraw and under what conditions. Misrata is Libya’s thirdlargest city and has been besieged by the Libyan army for nearly two months. Hundreds of people have been killed in clashes between rebels and government forces. The international community has accused Libyan forces of firing indiscriminately at civilian areas.

6 children drown in Brazilian lake SAO PAULO — A boat carrying a family on a Brazilian lake has capsized and six children are dead. Police say at least seven other people in the boat survived, including two children. Police say four boys and two girls drowned in Friday’s accident near the town of Lago Verde in northeastern Brazil. They ranged in age from 2 to 12. Police said the family was traveling to a nearby town when the small boat capsized in the middle of the lake.

U.S. missiles kill 25 in Pakistan ISLAMABAD — U.S. missiles killed 25 people in an alQaida and Taliban sanctuary close to the Afghan border on Friday, Pakistani officials said, signaling American intent to press ahead with such attacks despite renewed protests by Islamabad. In another reminder of the difficulties facing Washington, a well-known politician said he and his followers would try to “blockade” NATO supplies that pass through Pakistan en route to Afghanistan over the weekend to protest the strikes. Some of the missile victims were militants loyal to Hafiz Gul Bahadar, a commander known to stage attacks against foreign troops in Afghanistan, but two women and five children were also killed, the officials said. There was no immediate way to verify that information independently because access to the border area is forbidden.

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At least 75 killed in bloodiest day of Syria uprising BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian security forces fired bullets and tear gas Friday at tens of thousands of protesters across the country, killing at least 75 people in the bloodiest day of the monthlong uprising and signaling that the authoritarian regime was prepared to turn more ruthless to put down the revolt against President Bashar Assad. Among the dead were a 70-year-old man and two boys ages 7 and 10, Amnesty International said. In the southern town of Izraa, a man ran carrying the body of a young boy, whose hair was matted with blood from a gaping wound on his head, as another child wept and shouted, “My brother!” Footage of the scene was posted on the protest movement’s main Facebook page. In other towns, protesters scattered for cover from sniper bullets, then dragged corpses through the streets. Mobile phone images showed the bodies lined up on the floor inside buildings. The rallies, most marching out from mosques after Friday’s noon Muslim prayers, erupted in towns and cities stretching along the breadth of the country, including in at least two suburbs of the capital, Damascus. The death toll was likely to rise, raising fears that there will be an explosion of violence today as relatives bury their dead in funerals that in the past have turned into

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Protesters burn a poster of Syrian president Bashar Assad during a demonstration on Friday. new protests. Ammar Qurabi, head of Syria’s National Organization for Human Rights, said another 20 people were missing. Friday’s toll was double that of the previous deadliest day of the uprising, on April 8, when 37 were killed around the country. The heavier crackdown came after Assad warned a week ago that any further unrest would be considered “sabotage” after he made the gesture of lifting long-hated emergency laws, a step he ratified on Thursday.

It was a clear sign that regime was prepared to escalate an already bloody response, with nearly 300 already dead in more than five weeks. Previously, Assad has mixed the crackdown with gestures of reform in a failed attempt to deflate the protests. The bloodshed so far has only served to invigorate protesters whose demands have snowballed from modest reforms to the downfall of the 40-year Assad family dynasty. Each Friday, growing numbers of people in multiple cities have

taken to the streets despite the near certainty that they would come under swift attack from security forces and shadowy pro-government gunmen known as “shabiha.” “Bullets started flying over our heads like heavy rain,” said one witness in Izraa, where police opened fire on protesters marching in front of the mayor’s office. The town is located in southern Daraa province where the uprising kicked off in mid-March. Tens of thousands marched Friday in the Damascus sub-

urbs of Douma and Hajar Aswad, the central cities of Hama and Homs, Latakia and Banias on the coast, the northern cities of Raqqa and Idlib, the northeastern Kurdish region, and in Daraa, witnesses said. It was certainly one of the most robust gatherings to date, but it was difficult to gauge whether turnout was larger than heavy demonstrations a week ago. Because the protests were so quickly and violently dispersed Friday, it appeared that many gatherings were broken up before the masses hit the streets. Amnesty International put the day’s death toll at 75, mirroring reports from witnesses to The Associated Press. Friday’s witness accounts could not be independently confirmed because Syria has expelled journalists and restricted access to trouble spots. Witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals. As it has stepped up its response, Assad’s regime has seemed little affected by mounting international concern over the violence. White House spokesman Jay Carney said the U.S. calls on the Syrian government “to cease and desist from the use of violence against peaceful protesters” and to “follow through on its promises and take action toward the kind of concrete reform that they’ve promised.”

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Freedom comes when parents learn to let go Q: There’s so much on the news about child abductions, murders, etc. that I often find myself in a panic when it comes to my tween girls. How can I overcome the urge to just lock them in their rooms until they reach adulthood? Jim: A survey by the Mayo Clinic revealed that these are the five things parents are most worried about: 1)kidnapping; 2) school snipers; 3)terrorists; 4) dangerous strangers; and 5) drugs. Those things certainly are scary. But now consider the five things that, in FOCUS ON reality, are THE FAMILY the most likely to cause death to children under the age of 18, according to the Centers for Disease Control: 1)car FOCUS ON accidents; THE FAMILY 2)homicide — usually at the hands of someone they know; 3)child abuse; 4)suicide; and 5)drowning. These are frightening, too, but they probably aren’t the first things that come to mind when you worry about your girls. As The New York Times has observed, there’s a disconnect going on here. In the age of 24-hour news, we hear horrible stories of abductions and school shooters, but the fact is that in the grand scheme of things, those things are rare — they are the worstcase scenarios. Thank goodness! Q: Our daughter is 14 and wants to do group dates. Is that appropriate for a 14-year-old, and when would you recommend single or group dating? Juli: As you wrestle through decisions regarding your daughter and dating, I’d encourage you to consider a few questions. First, what do you mean by “group dating”? In my opinion, any mixed-gender interaction among 14-yearolds should be supervised by adults. Every parent will have a different opinion about the magic age when his or her daughter is ready to date, whether alone or in a group. Wise parents might even have a different answer for different children, as some mature more quickly than others. Whatever age you decide to let your daughter date, prepare her for it. •

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Pete Stone, from left, president of the Y’s board of directors; the Rev. Kent Campbell of Woodlawn Baptist Church; the Rev. Chris Young of Hawkins United Methodist Church; and Jack Hollingsworth, vocalist, stand at Fort Nogales inside the Vicksburg National Military Park, where

the Y’s annual community Easter service will be at 7 a.m. Sunday. Shuttles to Fort Nogales will roll from the USS Cairo parking lot. The service will feature area ministers and musicians of all denominations.


• Bingham Memorial U.M.C. — 3 p.m., egg hunt and cookout with Morning Star and Greater Oak Grove churches; 1063 Green St. • Clover Valley M.B. — 5 p.m., egg hunt; 7670 Mississippi 27. • Cross Point — 10 a.m., egg hunt; light potluck lunch; 510 Porters Chapel Road. • First Christian — 3 p.m., egg hunt and cookout; 3005 Porters Chapel Road. • King David No. 2 M.B. — 2:30 p.m., egg hunt; 1224 Bowmar Ave. • Lighthouse Baptist — 4 p.m., egg hunt; 5:30, fellowship supper; 1804 Sky Farm Ave. • Oak Chapel M.B. ­— 7 p.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute Easter Pageant; the Rev. Henry Taylor, speaker; 9518 Freetown Road. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 2 p.m., egg hunt for all ages; 6 p.m., Crown Festival for Hats; the Rev. Joe Harris Jr., pastor; 260 Mississippi 27. • St. Alban’s Episcopal — 9 a.m., Holy Saturday service; 11, children’s activities and lunch; 6 p.m., Great Easter Vigil and reception; 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina. • St. George Orthodox — 10 a.m., The Divine Liturgy of Great and Holy Saturday; 11 p.m., The Rush Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ; 2709 Washington St. • St. Mary’s Catholic — 8 p.m., Easter

Vigil; 1512 Main St. • St. Mary’s Episcopal — 7 p.m., Easter Vigil, lighting of Paschal Candle and First Communion of Easter; 900 First North St.


• Bethlehem M.B. — 7 a.m., service and breakfast; the Rev. Dennis J. Redden Sr., pastor; 3055 N. Washington St. • Bingham Memorial U.M.C. — 11 a.m., worship and Holy Communion with Morning Star and Greater Oak Grove churches; 1063 Green St. • Bovina Baptist — 11 a.m., “Because We Believe” by the sanctuary choir; 5293 U.S. 80. • Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. — 7 a.m., sunrise service; 9:30, children’s cantata; 13815 Oak Ridge Road. • Calvary Baptist — 7 a.m., sunrise service; on hill across from church at 2878 Old Highway 27. • Calvary M.B. — 11:15 a.m., program; 406 Klein St. • Clover Valley M.B. — 11 a.m., service; 7670 Mississippi 27. • Cross Point — 7 a.m., sunrise service and potluck breakfast; 510 Porters Chapel Road. • Eagle Lake Baptist — 6:30 a.m., sunrise service; Sunset View Pavilion; 14640 Mississippi 465. • Eagle Lake U.M.C. — 6:30 a.m., sunrise service; Sunset View Pavilion. • Edwards Baptist — 8 a.m., community service; the Rev. Lister Bowdoin of

Edwards United Methodist, speaker; 101 Magnolia St. • Family Life Cathedral — 10 a.m., worship in praise and dance; Betty J. Young Tyler, pastor; 2832 Ken Karyl Ave. • First Baptist — 11 a.m., service; Elbert Cox, speaker; Praise Team; the Rev. Roosevelt Smith, pastor; 1511 1/2 Lane St. • Immanuel Baptist — 7:30 a.m., sunrise service and breakfast; 9, “The King Is Coming”; 6949 U.S. 61 South. • King Solomon Baptist — 8:15 and 11 a.m., services; the Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor; 1401 Farmer St. • Locust Grove M.B. — 7 a.m., service with Holly Grove, China Grove and New Mount Zion churches; 472 Stenson Road. • Mercy Seat Baptist — 11 a.m., Communion; 5 Dos Casas Lane. • Mound Baptist — 7 a.m., service; U.S. 80, Mound. • Mount Carmel M.B. — 11 a.m., Family and Friends Day; Franklin Lassiter, pastor; 2729 Alma St. • New Mount Elem M.B. — 9:30 a.m., “The True Meaning of Easter”; 3014 Wisconsin Ave. • New Popular Grove Independent Methodist — 8 a.m., worship; Mississippi 27 North, Utica. • Oak Chapel M.B. ­— 11 a.m., Warren County Sunday School Convention No. 1 and Sunday School Institute; Dellie Robinson, speaker; 9518 Freetown Road.

• Oakland Baptist — 7 a.m., service and breakfast; 2959 Oak Ridge Road. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 4:30 p.m., program; 2585 N. Washington St. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 6 a.m., sunrise service and breakfast; 260 Mississippi 27. • Porters Chapel U.M.C. — 7 a.m., sunrise service and breakfast; 11, “Jesus, The One and Only”; 200 Porters Chapel Road. • Redwood U.M.C. — 7 a.m., sunrise service and breakfast; 101 Redwood Road. • St. George Orthodox — 3 p.m., The Agape Vespers; parish picnic and egg hunt; 2709 Washington St. • St. Alban’s Episcopal — 8:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite I; 10:30, egg hunt and party; 11, Holy Eucharist, Rite II; 5930 Warriors Trail, Bovina. • St. Mary’s Catholic — 9 a.m., The Resurrection of the Lord; 1512 Main St. • St. Mary’s Episcopal — 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist, Rite II; 900 First North St. • Shady Grove Baptist — 8:30 a.m., breakfast; 61 Shady Grove Circle. • Southside Baptist — 7 a.m., sunrise service and breakfast; 95 Baptist Drive. • Temple of Empowerment — 9 a.m., service; G. Tyrone Haggard, founding pastor; 707 Pierce St. • Triumphant Baptist — 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., services with Bethlehem, Cool Spring, Pleasant Valley, St. Mark M.B. churches and Travis Chapel A.M.E.; Kings Empowerment Center.


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church events Antioch Baptist Services at Antioch Baptist Church and Unity Outreach Ministries (A Full Gospel Ministry), 1800 Poplar St., behind Jones-Upchurch Realty, begin at 9:15 a.m. with children’s church, followed by worship at 10 weekly. Tuesday prayer is at 6:30 p.m., and midweek service/ Bible study is at 7. Alfred E. Lassiter Sr. is pastor.

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Easter services begin at 10 a.m. Sunday school is canceled. Children’s church is provided for ages 4-8. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Women’s Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Awana begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

Bethlehem M.B. Services at Bethlehem M.B. Church, 3055 N. Washington St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Mattie L. Brown is superintendent. Worship is each second Sunday. Covenant meeting is each third Sunday. Communion is each fourth Sunday. All begin at 11 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the second and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dennis Redden Sr. is pastor.

Bingham Memorial M.B. Services at Bingham Memorial M.B. Church, 1063 Green St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Dorothy Miles, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday services include Covenant at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11. Worship with Communion are each fourth Sunday at 11. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the fourth Sunday and at noon each fourth Saturday. The Rev. James Archer is pastor.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir presenting an Easter cantata, “Because We Believe,” led Jerry Stuart, music minister. Brian Parker is minister of students and education. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Sunday evening services are canceled. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Worship at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The Creative Team will present “Aftermath.” Lifegroups meet at 9. Stepping Stones (5-year-old worship), Kids on the Rock (first-sixth-graders) and youth worship begin at 10:30.

Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596. Visit

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 7 a.m. with Easter sunrise service, followed by breakfast at 8. Sunday school begins at 8:30. Children’s Easter cantata begins at 9:30. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 at the home of John and Beverly Harris. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Dr. Willie Nettle, minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper, followed by fellowship meal in the church annex. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Calvary Baptist Easter Sunrise services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 7 on the hill across from the church. Coffee and donuts will follow in the fellowship hall. Sunday school is canceled. Worship is at 10:30 with Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. Junior church is canceled. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities are canceled. GROW visitation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Children’s activities, youth and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. The youths will have a yard sale at 6 a.m. April 30.

Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary M.B. Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by Easter program at 11:15. Refreshments will be served. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first and fifth Sunday. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday. Covenant is each fourth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m.

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11. Communion is each third Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Monday. Prayer meeting and Bible study are Tuesdays, and Tuesday Night Live worship is each first Tuesday. Both begin at 7 p.m. Media Ministry meetings are at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each fourth Thursday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord: Easter Sunday with Holy Eucharist, Rite I ,at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. Choir practice begins at 9:30 in the parish hall. Fellowship and refreshments follow the 10 a.m. service in the parish hall. Childcare will be provided during the 10 a.m.

Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

devotion “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Romans 1:16 • Are you willing to spend and be spent for the Lord today, or are there just too many other things on your agenda? Are you willing no matter if it causes blood, sweat and tears to be used by the Lord, or are you more interested in where you are going to spend your next vacation? • So many of us are chicken when it comes to witnessing for Jesus Christ. We cluck and duck when the subject of God or religion is raised. We hope no one is looking when we ask God to bless our food in a public place. • We need more of the spirit of the saints who are suffering for the sake of the Gospel this very minute in prisons, in torture, in abuse — all because they profess a love for Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Whosever therefore shall be ashamed of ME and of My words in this adulterous and sinful generation: of him also shall the Son of Man be ashamed, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.” (Mark 8:38) Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

service. On Wednesday, the coffee/ Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. A lay healing service begins at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg.

Christian Home Services at Christian Home No. 2 M.B. Church, 4768 Lee Road, begin at 9 a.m with Sunday school. Worhsip is at 11 each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For transportation call 601-883-0826 or 601-636-0419. The Rev. Johnny Hughes is pastor.

Church of Christ Services at Church of Christ, 3333 N. Frontage Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Eric Welch speaking. On Wednesday, a ladies class begins at 9:45 a.m. Classes for all ages are at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-4801 or e-mail for a free correspondence course or home Bible study course. “A Minute of Inspiration” is broadcast on River 101.3 between 6:45 and 6:55 a.m. weekdays.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will celebrate the Sunday of Resurrection: Easter Sunday with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. The Rev. Dan McKee will preach and celebrate at both services. The ECW will host Easter Brunch at 9 in McInnis Parish Hall. Pilates is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Vestry meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch Group meets at 12:10 p.m. Congregational supper begins at 6 p.m Wednesday.

Clover Valley M.B. Easter egg hunt begins at 5 today. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed at 11 with the Easter service. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-

6382070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school confirmation class. Chancel choir rehearsal begins at 9:30. Bring fresh flowers to the sancturay by 10 for the Living Cross. Worship is at 10:55. Evening activities are canceled. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. Ruth Circle meets at 6 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast/devotional begins at 6:50 a.m. Rachel Circle meets at 9:30 at the home of Phylis Cowart. On Wednesday, a special music program begins at 6 p.m. featuring Cary Stockett and Don Patterson. Children and youth are invitied to the program. A nursery will be provided for the younger preschoolers. Play school class pictures will be taken on Thursday and Friday. Visit

Cross Point Easter egg hunt begins today at 10 for ages up to 12, followed by a light lunch potluck. Easter sunrise services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 6, followed by potluck breakfast. Sunday school is canceled. Worship is at 11 with Robert Andrews, pastor, delivering the sermon. On Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.

Eagle Lake Baptist Easter services for Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 6:30 a.m. at View Resort Pavilion, 14640 Mississippi 465. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 11 with Dwight Sibley, pastor. Evening worship is canceled. On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Combined services for Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, and Eagle Lake Baptist will be at 6:30 a.m. at View Resort Pavilion, 14640 Mississippi 465, with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. weekdays. Joy Prayer Circle meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-6367177.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Dr.

Edwards Baptist At Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., Edwards Easter Community church service begins at 8 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Lister Bowdoin, pastor of Edwards United Methodist church, bringing the sermon. Sunday school begins at 10, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice begins at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141 or visit edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net..

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Evening services are canceled. Celebrate Recovery, GriefShare and DivorceCare begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; family supper begins at 4:45; and church family time begins at 5:50. Children’s choir program begins at 6:15. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

First Christian Church Easter egg hunt and cookout begin today at 3. Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Chaplain Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion are at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer/Bible study meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. For transportation call 601-634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m. Worship with a baptismal service is at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Evening services are canceled. Prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday.

Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Mount Zion Services at Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church, 907 Farmer St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Communion is each first Sunday. Youth ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth choir rehearses at 6:30 p.m. each third Monday before the fourth Sunday. Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Bible study is at 7. Praise and worship choir rehearses at 6:30 each Monday before the first, second and fifth Sunday. The male chorus rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursday before the third Sunday. Womens ministry meets at 6:30 p.m. each first and third Tuesday. For transportation contact 601-636-0826. Visit Gregory Butler is pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. UMM Pancake Breakfast begins at 8 today. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Evening activities are canceled. A nursery is available. Feeding the Homeless meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Cub Scouts meets at 6. On Tuesday, VBS meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Prayer group meeting is at 6. On Wednesday, handbells begins at 5:45; and chancel choir at 7. On Thursday, Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Spanish class begins at 7 p.m.

Higher Praise Services at Higher Praise, a multicultural, nondenominational, spirit-filled church, 260 Highway 27 South, begin with Worship and the Word at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with Chaz Bosarge, pastor. On Wednesday, Growing In Grace Bible study begins at 7 p.m., led by Bosarge. Prayer and Praise is each first and third Thursday from 7 until 8 p.m. Judah Ministries for the youths is each second and fourth Wednesday at 7 p.m., led by Renelle Bosarge. Call 601-594-0183

Holy Cross Anglican Easter services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church), 1021 Crawford St. inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:15 a.m. with morning prayer. Bible study follows at 9:30, and Palm Sunday Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. “Renewing the Face of the Earth: Conversation on Art, Spirituality and Anglican Culture,” a podcast, can be heard at Call 601-529-4838.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, a Back to the Basics Bible Class is at 5 p.m. Continued on Page B3.

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church events Continued from Page B2. Intercessory prayer is at 6. Women of Peace fellowship begins at 6:30. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5. Bible class, budget/finance and Teen Talk are at 6. Choir rehearsal is at 7. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11.

Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begins at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is each second Sunday and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Breakfast is each first and third Sunday at 8:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Adrian Clark is pastor.

Jubilee Revival Center Services at Jubilee Revival Center, 900 Clay St., begin at 10:30 a.m. with worship. Evening worship is canceled. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study at 6.

King David No. 1 M.B. Services at King David No. 1 M.B., 2717 Letitia St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is at 11 each second Sunday. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each first, third and fourth Monday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each second Saturday. Creative Woman’s ministry meets at 9 a.m. each fourth Saturday. The Rev. A.L. Hines is pastor.

King David No. 2 M.B. Easter services at King David No. 2. M.B. Church, 1224 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45. Worship with Communion is each second and fourth Sunday at 11. The Rev. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

King of Kings Services at King of Kings Christian Center, 4209 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10. Children’s ministry for ages 2-6 is Sunday. Ages 2-10 meet Thursday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. For transportation, call 601-661-6444 or 601-629-7791. Willie P. Taylor is pastor.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. with the male choir. Regular worship follows at 10 with the Voices of Praise providing the music. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. Nursery is provided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW 104.7 FM and KJIW 94.5 FM at 7 p.m. Discipleship training is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bible study is at noon each Friday. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by calling 601-638-7658. For transportation call 601831-4387 or 601-630-5342 the day before.

Lighthouse Assembly Services at Lighthouse Assembly of God, 1790 Sherman Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with Debbie Quimby leading praise and worship. Children’s church is led by Harry and Vickie Ogle. Wednesday services begin at 6:30 p.m. with Bible study for all ages. The Rev. George Farris is pastor.

Lighthouse Baptist Easter activities will start today at 4 with an Easter egg hunt for the youth at the church, followed by fellow-

special events TODAY


• Refuge — 11 a.m., spring picnic; Clear Creek Pavilion, Bovina.

• Mount Olive Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor of New Mount Elem M.B., guest evangelist; Leon Nelson Jr., pastor; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. • Mount Pisgah Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Dennis J. Redden Sr., speaker; 1518 Lummie St.

MONDAY • Mount Olive Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor of New Mount Elem M.B., guest evangelist; Leon Nelson Jr., pastor; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. • Mount Pisgah Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting; Dr. Dennis J. Redden Sr., speaker; 1518 Lummie St.

TUESDAY • Mount Olive Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor of New Mount Elem M.B., guest evangelist; Leon Nelson Jr., pastor; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. • Mount Pisgah Baptist — 7 p.m., prayer meeting; Dr. Dennis J. Redden Sr., speaker; 1518 Lummie St.

WEDNESDAY • Mount Olive Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor of New Mount Elem M.B., guest evangelist; Leon Nelson Jr., pastor; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. • Mount Pisgah Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Dennis J. Redden Sr., speaker; 1518 Lummie St. ship supper at 5:30. Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Margie Ameen will lead youth and young adults. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Men’s prayer is at 5:30 p.m. and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all begin at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith meet at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

Living Word Baptist

Services at Mount Ararat M.B., 50 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school each second through fifth Sunday. Henry Middleton is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 11:30. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first Sunday. The Rev. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. Women’s ministry is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit E-mail

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service for the Resurrection of Our Lord will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m. Call 601-636-1894 or visit

Mercy Seat Baptist Services at Mercy Seat Baptist, 5 Dos Casas Lane, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Grace Brown. Communion begins at 11 a.m. each third and fourth Sunday. Covenant is each third Sunday. On Wednesday, prayer service and Bible study from the Book of Acts begin at 5:45 p.m. Choir practice led by Mattie Lacey begins at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday before the third and fourth Sunday. Musicians are Shirley Coleman-Harris and Charlie Gross. The Rev. Rudy L. Smith is pastor.

Mound Baptist Easter services at Mound Baptist Church, U.S. 80, Mound, begin at 7 a.m. with Tommy Simpkins delivering the message. Sunday school and evening worship are canceled. Wednesday night prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30, led by Jeff Reddick.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount

Mount Ararat M.B.

Mount Ararat M.B. Services at Mount Ararat M.B. Church, Eagle Lake community, are at 1:30 p.m. each second Sunday. Dr. L.A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service are each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study at begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

FRIDAY • Mount Olive Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Leonard Walker, pastor of New Mount Elem M.B., guest evangelist; Leon Nelson Jr., pastor; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. • Mount Pisgah Baptist — 7 p.m., revival; Dr. Dennis J. Redden Sr., speaker; 1518 Lummie St.

APRIL 30 • Stanfield New Life Christian — 5 p.m., Night of Celebration; release of Mary Marshall-Calvin’s first gospel CD; Dr. John and Lora Williams, pastors; 1404 Lane St. • The Word Church — 10 a.m., Destiny Push for Women fellowship; Cecelia Woodard, speaker and prophetess; Oscar L. Davis, apostle and pastor; 1201 Grove St.

M.B. Church, E.D. Straughter Baptist Memorial Center, 1411 Martin Luther King Blvd., are each second and fourth Sunday with Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., followed by worship at 11. Choir practice at 1 p.m. is each Saturday before the second Sunday. The Rev. Andrew Cook is pastor. Call 601-415-0522 or 601-415-0611. Visit www.newbeginning.baptistchurch@

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601-456-0215; NDWorld. org.

New Mount Elem M.B. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society begins at 3 p.m. each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

except for the third Sunday at 10 a.m. Steven Randle, assistant pastor is teacher. Pearls of Wisdom and Intercessory Prayer follow Sunday school each fourth Sunday. Communion is each third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Charlie Blackmore, pastor, officiating. Bible Class begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Saturday before third Sunday.

Activities for the youth begin at 1 today in the parking lot, followed by snacks. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with “The True Meaning of Easter,” Sunday school program. Worship with Communion is at 11. On Tuesday, prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Bible class at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

Mount Carmel

Mount Zion No. 4 M.B.

New Mount Pilgrim

Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015.

Services at Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church, 122 Union Ave., begin with Sunday school at 9 a.m. each second, third and fifth Sunday. Worship is at 9 each first and fourth Sunday. Choir practice is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays before the first and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr. is pastor.

Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillum, deacon and assistant superintendent. Covenant will follow. Second Sunday services begin at 11, as well as Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday under the direction of Jacqueline Griffin. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The Usher Board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

Mount Hebron M.B. Services at Mount Hebron M.B. Church, Bovina, are at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday and include Communion. Willie J. White is pastor.

Mount Heroden Services at Mount Heroden Baptist Church, 1117-19 Clay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school directed by Hilda Y. White, superintendent. Worship is at 11. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Youth service is at 11 each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study is at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal is at noon Saturday before the first Sunday. Youth choir rehearses each second Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Louis A. Hall Sr. is pastor.

Mount Olive, Villa Nova Services at Mount Olive Baptist Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villa Nova Road in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10. Communion is each third Sunday at 10. Bible class begins at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. First Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. and are led by Gracie Daniels, evangelist. Communion is each second Sunday and worship is each fifth Sunday; both begin at 11 a.m. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Joseph L. Brown is pastor.

Mount Zion Worship at Mount Zion, Ballground, begins with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Services at Mount Zion No. 1 M.B. Church, 920 Fifth North St., begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Holy Communion is each first Sunday at 10. Prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class at 7, led by Larry Brown, pastor. Prayer service begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by Bible class at 6, led by Percy Bell, deacon.

Narrow Way M.B. Services for Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., in the St. James No. 1 M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601-218-8061.

Nazarene Church Easter activities at Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast. Worship begins at 10:30. with the Rev. Chuck Parish, senior pastor and Alberto Carrillo, pastor of Hispanic Ministries delivering brief messages. Special music will be presented in English and Spanish. Missionary service begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday night youth activities begin at 5:30 with recreation. Dinner and Worship Team practice are at 6. Bible Study activities for youth and adult Bible study are at 7. Thursday’s prayer meeting is open to all. Friday night the Hispanic congregation Bible Study and fellowship are at 7. Visit for a full listing of activities and services. The Rev. Ron Ray is pastor of discipleship ministries. Pastor Emeritus is the Rev. Kuhrman Cox.

New Beginning Services at New Beginning

New Popular Grove Resurrection Morning worship service at New Popular Grove Independent Methodist Church, 4366 Mississippi 27, Edwards, begins at 8 a.m. with Tommie L. Moore, is associate minister. Sunday school is at 10. Marshall Harris is superintendent. On Thursday, Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. James O. Bowman is pastor. Call 601-529-2044.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. A nursery is provided. Evening services are canceled. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with Mission Study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7.

Oakland Baptist Services at Oakland Baptist Church, 2959 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 7 a.m. with an Easter service, followed by breakfast in the fellowship hall. Sunday school is at 9:30. Worship begins at 10:45. Evening activities are canceled. Justin Rhodes is pastor.

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Tradition trumps fire exit concerns at Jerusalem church JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Christian believers will fill the medieval chambers of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem today for a ritual known as the Holy Fire, packed shoulder to shoulder and holding burning candles as pilgrims have

done for centuries. And, as in centuries past, the church will still have only one door and no fire exit. The saga has pitted common sense against religious politics and tradition at one of Christianity’s most sacred sites. Despite warnings, safety con-

cerns have been outweighed by a reluctance to upset a balance of power among the six Christian sects in the Sepulcher. A fire exit still does not exist. “Everyone understands that there is logic in it,” said Theofilos III, the Greek Orthodox

Patriarch of Jerusalem. “But there is logic in the desire that no unnecessary changes be made. It is volatile.” On the day before Easter, as many as 10,000 worshippers crowd the church in the walled Old City for the Holy Fire, one of the Holy Land’s most beau-

tiful customs. Many thousands more fill the alleyways and courtyards outside. Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergymen enter the Edicule, the small structure marking the site of Jesus’ tomb, holding candles that are then lit, according to tra-

dition, by a divine flame. They pass the fire out to the crush of believers, who transfer it from candle to candle, filling the dark building with light. The Holy Sepulcher is revered by believers as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

Sunday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday night. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is as follows: Men of Purpose each first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m.; Perfect Praise at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday; Inspirational choir each second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; and United Voices of Worship at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor. Call 601-636-3712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday, prayer service begins at 6 p.m. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Bishop Frank Allen and overseer Mattie P. Allen are pastors. Call 601-638-4654.

church events Continued from Page B3.

Redwood U.M.C.

Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Paul Rush. Worship is at 11:15 with Ken Harper delivering the message. Joe Branch is song leader. Tim Goodson is pianist and will provide special music. A nursery is provided. Call 601-636-0313. E-mail

Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast, followed by worship at 8:30 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Sunday school is canceled. Rachel and Alainna Neuman will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-6367177.

Pleasant Green Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet each Tuesday before the second Sunday at 6 p.m. Mission ministry meets at 10 a.m. Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is at 11:15 a.m. each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 2585 N. Washington St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Silas Bright, superintendent. Communion is at 11:30 a.m. each first Sunday. Third Sunday worship begins at 8:30 a.m. Prayer service begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study at 6:30. Choir rehearsal begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday before the first Sunday and at 5 p.m. Monday before the third Sunday. Ladies auxiliary meets at 6:30 p.m. Friday after the first Sunday. The Rev. E.E. Gibbs is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Services at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 10 a.m. with sweet rolls and coffee being served in the fellowship hall. Worship with Communion is at 11 with the Rev. David Harrison bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 7 a.m. with sunrise service, followed by breakfast hosted by the Men’s Club. Good News Discussion Group is at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11 with the Easter cantata “Jesus, the One and Only.” The Rev. D.R. Ragsdale will deliver the sermon and Nathan Prewitt will lead congregational singing. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Frances Hathorn Circle meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. Call 601-636-2966 or e-mail pcumc­_vicksburg@yahoo. com.

Ridgeway Baptist Services at Ridgeway Baptist Church, 4684 Redwood Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship at 11. Evening worship begins at 6. The Rev. Gene Jacks, pastor, will deliver messages of the day. Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the fellowship hall. Bible study/prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Holy Saturday at Lent at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, begin at 9 a.m. with Morning Liturgy. Children’s Eggtravaganza begins at 11 with lunch provided. The Great Easter Vigil and Holy Baptism is at 6 p.m., followed by a reception. Services for Easter Sunday begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite I. Choir practice is at 9:45, under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster. Easter egg hunt begins at 10:30 with refreshments. Holy Eucharist, Rite II, is celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating and preaching at both services. Child care is provided at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Healing service, Eucharist and potluck dinner begin at 6:30 pm. in Edwards. Call 601-636-6687 or visit

St. George Orthodox Great and Holy Pascha (Easter) at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include The Celebration of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ; The Divine Liturgy of Great and Holy Saturday at 10 a.m.; The Rush Procession, Matins and Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ at 11 p.m. Saturday; The Agape Vespers at 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by a parish picnic and Easter egg hunt at Clear Creek. Confessions are heard before and after the service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601-636-2483.

St. James M.B. No. 1 Services at St. James M.B. Church No. 1, 400 Adams St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Robert Hubbard, superintendent, and Walter Bell, assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Willie J. White is pastor.

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Evening worship service begins at 7 with YPWW Bible study. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Friday. Evangelism and youth service is each first Friday. YWCC is each third Friday. Choir rehearsal is each second and fourth Friday. All begin at 8 p.m. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. For transportation, call 601-638-0389. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor.

St. Luke Freewill Services at St. Luke Freewill Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begins at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 11 each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.

St. Mary’s Catholic Easter Vigil begins tonight at 8. St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-636-0115.

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Easter Vigil at 7 tonight with the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the First Communion of Easter. The Rev. Denny Allman will celebrate the service. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Day will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Allman will bring the message and serve at the Holy Eucharist, Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. The ECW will host a reception following the service.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate Easter Sunday. Vigil Mass is at 8 tonight. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. Communion service is at 7 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. R.C.I.A. will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Shady Grove Baptist Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast, followed by at 10 with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

Shiloh Baptist Services at Shiloh Bap-

tist Church, 920 Meadow St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Jones is superintendent. Communion service begins at 11 a.m. each third Sunday. Covenant begins at 10:45 a.m. each second Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study is 6-7 p.m. Dr. Willie Jones, pastor, is the instructor. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday after the second Sunday.

Shiloh Primitive Services at Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church, Warriors Trail, begin at 10:30 a.m. with singing, prayers and a sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Dinner is at noon each first and third Sunday. Elder Charles Holden is pastor.

Solid Rock Pentecostal Easter services at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church, 4945 U.S. 61 North, begin at 10 a.m. with Bill Talbert, pastor, bringing the message. The Drama and Hands of Praise Sign Teams will present a mini drama, “Resurrection.” Children’s ministry will host an egg hunt for ages up to 11. Barbecued dinner will be served. Evening services are canceled. Midweek worship and word are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For transportation call 601636-0692.

Southside Baptist Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin with sunrise service at 7, followed by covered dish breakfast. Sunday school is at 9:45, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. The Lord’s Supper will be served at 5 p.m. All other activities are canceled. Call 601-631-0047 or visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-6385380.

Temple of Empowerment Services at Temple of Empowerment, 707 Pierce St., begin at 9 a.m. with worship. Communion is each first Sunday. Women’s Sunday is each third Sunday. Youth Sunday is each fourth Sunday. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible study at 7. Call 601-636-0438. E-mail G. Tyrone Haggard is pastor and founder.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 6 a.m. with Easter sunrise service. Sunday school is at 9, followed by worship at 10:30. A nursery is available. Children’s church is available. Music is by the Men of Purpose. Deacons meet at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship. Mike Fields, pastor, will bring a special Easter message. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, Generate student ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:35. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday.

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor. Visit

Warrenton Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast. Sunday school is at 10, followed by worship at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor. Communion will be served. A special “30 Pieces of Silver” offering will be taken. Evening worship is canceled. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. Visit

Wayside Apostolic Services at Wayside Apostolic Church of Deliverance, 4615 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school., followed by worship at 11:30. Evening worship is at 6.

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley. Evening worship is canceled. Wednesday activities are at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Pastor Scott Reiber preaching, assisted by Elder Terry Warren. Evening activities are canceled. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. Meals on Wheels meets at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer/ Bible study is at 7:15. Walk for Life begins at 9 and 10 a.m. April 30 at Clear Creek Golf Course. Visit

Woodlawn Baptist Easter Sunrise services for Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 7 a.m. at Fort Nogales, followed by breakfast at 8:30 at the church. Worship is at 10:30 with the Rev. Kent Campbell, pastor, bringing the message combined with special Easter music by the sanctuary choir. A nursery is provided for up to age 3. Evening services are canceled. Midweek services are at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday. Family night activities begin at 5 with supper, followed by children’s activities at 5:40. Underground Connections meet at 6. Sanctuary choir practice is at 7. Call 601-636-5320.

Word of Faith Sunday services at Word of Faith Christian Center, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Midweek services and Glorify God Youth Ministry are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Children’s church and nursery are provided for all services. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Kevin E. Wright is founder. Call 601-638-2500 or www.

Zion Travelers M.B. Services at Zion Travelers M.B. Church, 1701 Poplar St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., under the direction of Virginia Houston, minister and superintendent. Eddie James Lee, is deacon and assistant superintendent. The following are at 11 a.m. — Communion each first Sunday; worship each second and fourth Sunday; women’s ministry each third Sunday. Choir practice is Monday after the second and fourth Sunday and Thursday after the first and third Sunday at 6 p.m. Tuesday, intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study is at 6. Alfred E. Lassiter Jr. is pastor.


SPORTS Saturday, April 23, 2011 • SE C T I O N C PUZZLES C5 | Classifieds C5

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

prep baseball

Late rally sends French Camp past St. Al in Game 1 By Jeff Byrd

Go green Celtics top Knicks, take 3-0 lead in NBA playoff series/C3


VHS hosts South Panola Today, 1 p.m. WC hosts Columbus Today, 3 p.m.


Not even a change of dugouts could change St. Aloysius’ late-inning luck. French Camp struck for seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-all tie, and went on to post an 11-4 win in Game 1 of a first-round Class 1A playoff series Friday at Bazinsky Field. The Panthers (9-4) can close out the series today at French Camp with Game 2 at 1 p.m. If St. Al (2-18) can extend the series to a third game, it will follow

immediately afterward. French Camp will have plenty of momentum as it rocked Flashes’ ace Judson Judson Gatling in the Gaitling fateful seventh inning. Justin Anderson led off with a triple to deadcenter that lit the fuse. “He (Gatling) was getting tired and was just throwing fastballs,” Anderson said. “We showed we can hit. If we can keep the bats going, we can win this.”

Anderson added that Friday’s trip to Vicksburg was a lot different than the Panthers’ last visit in 2009, when they were barely a speed bump on St. Al’s road to the first of two consecutive Class 1A championships. “We came here two years ago, and they were really good,” Anderson said. St. Al tried to channel the spirit of those teams by moving back into its traditional spot in the first base dugout. For most of the season, it stayed on the third base side for games at Bazinsky Field. The switch did little to change the Flashes’

luck, though. Lead runners were cut down three times between second and third base and two others were thrown out trying to steal second. “We made so many baserunning mistakes,” interim St. Al coach Jim Taylor said. “Actually, about six bad ones. Three times between second and on a fourth time, we let a batted ball hit us. We also didn’t execute a pair of steals and got thrown out.” Still, the Flashes got the tying run home in the bottom of the sixth to knot the game at 4. Andrew Collins led off with a single, went to second

eagles survive and advance

From staff reports


Porters Chapel catcher went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs in a 9-7 victory over Wayne Academy in Game 3 of an MAIS Class A playoff series on Friday.

Sidelines NFL not setting cancellation date

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 0-9-8 La. Pick 4: 0-0-9-8 Weekly results: C2

See St. Al, Page C3.

Gates gives WC lead on Columbus

5 p.m. ESPN2 - The SEC baseball weekend rolls on as Alabama faces Florida in game two of a three-game series in Gainesville.

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL hasn’t set a deadline for when games would be canceled without a collective bargaining agreement. “We don’t have a date by which the season is lost, or a date by which we have to move from 16 games to some other (number),” Eric Grubman, the league’s executive vice president for business operations, said Friday at a meeting with Associated Press Sports Editors. “Our intentions are to play a full season, and we will pull every lever that we can within the flexibility we have or can identify to make that happen.” Even during the lockout, Grubman said, the NFL and teams are working so they will be ready to start the season quickly once a deal is reached. The 2011 schedule released Tuesday has games beginning Sept. 8, but includes some room to maneuver. The NFL could still squeeze in 16 games with a delayed start by eliminating bye weeks and the week between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. The league also has a deal with host Indianapolis to potentially hold the Super Bowl a week later.

on a wild pitch and then to third on an error. Collins scored when an easy line drive was dropped at second. French Camp quickly made up for the mistakes following Anderson’s leadoff triple. Hagan Box got his fourth hit of the game with a single to left to make it 5-4. Grady Henderson singled to put runners on second and third. After a strikeout, three straight batters singled just over or past St. Al infielders. Four more runs came in and it was suddenly 9-4. The lead grew to 11-4 before Taylor

David Jackson•The Vicksburg Post

Porters Chapel Academy’s Montana McDaniel jumps for the ball as Wayne Academy’s Matt Trigg slides into second base during Friday’s playoff game. Below, PCA’s Talbot Buys, left, and Sam Staggs chase a pop-up in the infield.

Boyd’s baserunning leads to PCA victory By Ernest Bowker Jake Boyd’s coach called it the dumbest thing he’d ever seen. Boyd said it was the smartest. Based on the results, Boyd was correct. Boyd, noticing a lapse in concentration among Wayne Academy’s fielders, stole third and then scored the goahead run when the throw skipped into left field. His Porters Chapel teammates later tacked on an insurance run, and the Eagles were able to escape their firstround MAIS Class A playoff series with a 9-7 victory in Game 3 Friday. “All I do is baserunning. I don’t play the field or nothing. I told coach use my speed and I’ll help the team any way I can,” said Boyd, a senior who often comes in the game as a baserunner but rarely plays the field or bats. “All I do in the dugout is play over situations in my head, and they gave me the situation I wanted.” PCA lost Game 2 earlier Friday, 5-2, but thanks to Boyd’s heroics were able to advance to the second round to face either University Christian or Heidelberg Academy. That series will start Tuesday. After dropping the second game of the series — played as the first half of a doubleheader — the Eagles were on the ropes in the decisive

Playoff roundup Friday’s games Wayne Academy 5, PCA 2 PCA 9, Wayne Academy 7 French Camp 11, St. Al 4 WC 6, Columbus 5

Game 3. Wayne Academy (12-8) scored seven unearned runs in the game, including four in the fifth inning. Pitcher Richie Bufkin made a wild throw to first on a basesloaded grounder, then the throw back to the infield was also off line. Three runs scored and the batter, Colby Stevens, later scored on another misplayed grounder to put the Jaguars ahead 7-6. In the bottom of the sixth, it was PCA’s turn to take advantage of a mistake. Jeff Hearn and Jarad Tomp-

Today’s games 1 p.m. - St. Aloysius at French Camp 1 p.m. - South Panola at Vicksburg 3 p.m. - Columbus at WC kins started the inning with back-to-back doubles to tie the game. Boyd entered as a courtesy runner for Tompkins, the catcher, and dealt with a couple of pickoff throws to second before noticing a flaw in Wayne’s tactics. “At the time I was looking when he threw me back, I saw he was looking for the coach for the sign, and the catcher looked for the sign. And the third baseman just wasn’t paying attention,” Boyd said. “I kept watching that and he tried to throw me

out again. I said ‘I’m sick of this. As soon as he pitches, I’m gone.’” Boyd broke for third before pitcher Brett Chancellor even started his motion to the plate. He slid in safely, then jumped up and dashed home when the ball got away from the third baseman. The run put PCA ahead 8-7, and they went on to add another with a hit, walk and perfect RBI bunt single by Cameron Upton. Bourne didn’t call for Boyd to steal third on the pivotal play, but said he was happy with the results. “He saw an opportunity that I didn’t see. I can’t be that upset when it worked out like it did,” Bourne said with a laugh. “Jake’s a smart baserunner. He’s not going to do something unless he’s about a hundred percent sure it’s going to work.” Ace right-hander Montana McDaniel entered the game in the seventh and shut the Jaguars down in order to end the game. “It was down to the wire. We once again showed a little resilience there,” Bourne said. “I challenged them and told them do what you have to do to win this game because I really don’t want to play a bottom of the seventh. My seniors stepped up.” The series was sent to the final game after Wayne scored four runs in the top of See PCA, Page C3.

With a little power from an unlikely source, Warren Central got a leg up in its first-round playoff series with Columbus. Outfielder Brandon Gates belted his first home run of the season, a tiebreaking solo shot in the fifth inning, to give the Vikings a 6-5 victory in Game 1 of a firstJosh round Abraham Class 6A playoff series Friday night. “He got a fastball and he turned on it pretty good,” Brandon Warren Gates Central coach Josh Abraham said. “He’s not a power guy, he’s a gap hitter. It was a line drive that hooked just inside the left field foul pole.” The win puts the Vikings ahead 1-0 in the best-ofthree series. Game 2 will be played today at 3 p.m. at Warren Central, and if a Game 3 is necessary it will be played as the second half of a doubleheader immediately afterward. “It feels good to make the long trip and beat a team and have Game 2 at home,” Abraham said. Game 1 featured plenty of offense early on. Warren Central scored twice in the top of the first, only to see Columbus take a 3-2 lead in the bottom half. The Vikings then scored three times in the second inning, but Columbus tied it with two runs in the fourth. Finally, Gates’ homer snapped the stalemate and put the Vikings ahead for good. Bill McRight went 2-for-3 for Warren Central. Junior right-hander Chase Ladd pitched three innings to get the win, while starter Devon Bell went four innings. Abraham said his team should have most of its pitchers ready for today if they’re needed. “The only one we really won’t have is Devon. He threw a lot of pitches,” Abraham said.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NASCAR 11 a.m. ESPN - Nationwide Series, qualifying for Nashville 300 2 p.m. ESPN - Nationwide Series, Nashville 300 BOXING 9 p.m. FSN - Featherweights, Roberto Marroquin (19-0-0) vs. Frankie Leal (15-5-3) MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 3 p.m. Fox - Atlanta at San Francisco COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon FSN - N.C. State at Virginia 3 p.m. Big Ten - Purdue at Northwestern 5 p.m. ESPN2 - Alabama at Florida 6 p.m. FSN - Arkansas at Kentucky COLLEGE SOFTBALL 3 p.m. ESPN2 - Alabama at Florida GOLF 8:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, China Open (tape) Noon CBS - Champions Tour, Legends of Golf 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, The Heritage NBA PLAYOFFS 1:30 p.m. TNT - Chicago at Indiana, Game 4 4 p.m. TNT - Dallas at Portland, Game 4 6:30 p.m. ESPN - San Antonio at Memphis, Game 3 9 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma City at Denver, Game 3 NHL PLAYOFFS 11 a.m. Versus - Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, Game 5 2 p.m. NBC - N.Y. Rangers at Washington, Game 5 6 p.m. Versus - Montreal at Boston, Game 5 9:30 p.m. Versus - Los Angeles at San Jose, Game 5 SOCCER 6:30 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, Everton at Manchester United


from staff & AP reports

College basketball Larranaga leaves George Mason for Miami CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Jim Larranaga has taken the Miami Hurricanes’ basketball job after 14 years at George Mason, including an improbable run to the Final Four in 2006. Larranaga called George Mason athletic director Tom O’Connor on Friday morning to say he accepted Miami’s offer. The Hurricanes held an evening news conference to introduce their new coach, who replaces Frank Haith. “I started thinking about my own career, where I am and what goals have I not been able to accomplish during the course of my 40-year career in coaching,” said Larranaga, who also coached at Bowling Green and Division II American International. “One thing kept coming back in my mind, that I’d love to coach in the ACC. Larranaga, 61, led the Patriots to five NCAA Tournament berths and went 273-164, setting a school record for victories. This season his team went 27-7 and reached the third round of the tournament before losing to Ohio State. Larranaga helped the Patriots win three titles in the Colonial Athletic Association. Now he moves to the Atlantic Coast Conference, where the Hurricanes were 43-69 the past seven seasons under Haith.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 23 1950 — The Minneapolis Lakers become the first team to win backto-back NBA championships by defeating the Syracuse Nationals 110-95 in Game 6 of the finals. George Mikan leads the Lakers with 40 points in a game marred by three fights, four Minneapolis players fouling out, and Nats coach Al Cervi being ejected for complaining about a call. 1993 — The Dallas Mavericks avoid matching the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers as the worst team in NBA history, beating Minnesota 103-100 for their 10th triumph of the season. 1999 — Fernando Tatis hits two grand slams in one inning to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 12-5 win over Los Angeles. Tatis becomes the first player in major league history to hit two grand slams in one inning and set the record with eight RBIs in an inning. 2008 — The Chicago Cubs win their 10,000th game, joining the Giants as the only franchise to reach that mark with a 7-6 victory in 10 innings at Colorado.

The Vicksburg Post

scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games W L South Carolina..............30 7 Vanderbilt......................33 5 Florida............................29 9 Georgia..........................19 20 Tennessee.....................22 15 Kentucky........................17 21

SEC W 13 12 12 9 5 2

L 3 4 4 7 11 13


All Games SEC W L W L Ole Miss.......................24 16 9 8 Arkansas........................27 9 8 7 Alabama........................25 16 8 8 Auburn...........................21 17 8 9 Mississippi St..............23 15 6 10 LSU................................24 15 4 12 Today’s Games Tennessee 5, Georgia 4 Arkansas at Kentucky, ppd., rain Ole Miss 10, Auburn 7 Vanderbilt 11, LSU 3 Florida 7, Alabama 0 South Carolina 8, Mississippi St. 2 Today’s Games Ole Miss at Auburn, Noon Arkansas at Kentucky, 1 p.m., 1st game LSU at Vanderbilt, 2:30 p.m. Georgia at Tennessee, 3 p.m. Alabama at Florida, 5 p.m. Arkansas at kentucky, 6 p.m., 2nd game South Carolina at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Arkansas at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Alabama at Florida, Noon Arkansas at Kentucky, Noon Georgia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. LSU at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m.


All Games C-USA W L W Rice...............................28 14 9 Southern Miss.............28 9 7 Houston.........................20 20 7 Memphis........................23 16 6 East Carolina.................26 13 7 UAB...............................21 17 6 UCF...............................25 14 5 4 Tulane............................23 15 Marshall.........................15 21 2 Friday’s Games Southern Miss 8, Marshall 7 Houston 4, East Carolina 2 Rice 9, UAB 5 Central Florida 5, Memphis 4 Tulane 7, Utah 6 Today’s Games Central Florida at Memphis, Noon East Carolina at Houston, 1 p.m. Rice at UAB, 1 p.m. Utah at Tulane, 1 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 2 p.m., 1st game Central Florida at Memphis, 4 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 6 p.m., 2nd game Rice at UAB, TBA Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

L 4 3 4 4 7 7 8 8 8

——— Mississippi schedule


Wayne Academy......................001 040 0 — 5 3 0 Porters Chapel.........................000 011 0 — 2 5 2 WP-Colby Stevens. LP-Talbot Buys 2B-Zack Freeman (WA). Multiple hits-Cameron Upton (PC) 2.


Wayne Academy......................030 040 0 — 7 7 3 Porters Chapel.........................150 003 x — 9 8 6 WP-Richie Bufkin. LP-Brett Chancellor. S-Montana McDaniel. 2B-Jarad Tompkins (PC) 2, Jeff Hearn (PC). Multiple hits-Tompkins (PC) 2, Matthew Warren (PC) 2, Stevens (WA) 2. Note: Porters Chapel wins best-of-three series 2-1.


Central Division L 6 8 10 12 12

West Division

L 9 9 9 10 11 12

Pct .667 .667 .500 .400 .350

GB — — 3 5 6

Pct .526 .526 .500 .474 .421 .368

GB — — 1/2 1 2 3

West Division

W L Pct GB Colorado........................13 6 .684 — San Francisco...............10 8 .556 2 1/2 Los Angeles..................11 10 .524 3 Arizona..........................8 10 .444 4 1/2 San Diego.....................8 11 .421 5 Friday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 12, Chicago Cubs 2 Washington at Pittsburgh, ppd., rain N.Y. Mets 4, Arizona 1 Florida 4, Colorado 1 Houston at Milwaukee, (n) Cincinnati at St. Louis, (n) Philadelphia at San Diego, (n) Atlanta at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 1-2), 12:05 p.m. Arizona (Enright 0-1) at N.Y. Mets (Gee 1-0), 12:10 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-2) at San Francisco (Lincecum 2-1), 3:10 p.m. Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-2) at St. Louis (Carpenter 0-2), 3:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Karstens 1-0), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 1-1) at Florida (Vazquez 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Myers 1-0) at Milwaukee (Marcum 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 0-1) at San Diego (Stauffer 0-1), 7:35 p.m. Sunday’s Games Arizona at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Colorado at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Washington at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Atlanta at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 7:05 p.m.

L 5 5 6 8 12

Pct. .667 .667 .600 .467 .200

GB — — 1 3 7

W L Pct. Mobile (Diamondbacks).10 5 .667 Birm. (White Sox)..........9 6 .600 Jacksonville (Marlins)....8 7 .533 Montgomery (Rays).......5 10 .333 Mississippi (Braves)...4 11 .267 Friday’s Games Birmingham 3, Mississippi 2 Mobile 5, Jacksonville 3 Jackson 2, Montgomery 1 Tennessee 5, Carolina 4 Huntsville 7, Chattanooga 3 Today’s Games Chattanooga at Carolina, 5:15 p.m. Mobile at Jackson, 6:05 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Montgomery at Mississippi, 6:05 p.m. Birmingham at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chattanooga at Carolina, 1 p.m. Montgomery at Mississippi, 1:05 p.m. Mobile at Jackson, 2:05 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 2:05 p.m. Birmingham at Huntsville, 6:43 p.m.

GB — 1 2 5 6

South Division


W Cleveland.......................13 Kansas City...................12 Detroit............................10 Chicago.........................8 Minnesota......................7

L 6 6 9 12 13

Central Division

W Cincinnati.......................10 St. Louis........................10 Milwaukee......................9 Chicago.........................9 Pittsburgh......................8 Houston.........................7

W Huntsville (Brewers)......10 Tennessee (Cubs).........10 Chattanooga (Dodgers).9 Jackson (Mariners)........7 Carolina (Reds).............3

French Camp...........................002 020 7—11 15 5 St. Aloysius..............................120 001 0 — 4 9 1 WP-Cole Henson, LP-Judson Gatling. HR-Brad Palmertree (FC). 3B-Justin Anderson (FC). 2B-Pat Murphy (SA), Multiple hits-Hagan Box (FC) 4, Anderson (FC) 3, Ben Hoslet (FC) 2, Braden McGlothin (FC) 2, Carlisle Koestler (SA) 2, Matt Foley (SA) 2, Neal Ricks (SA) 2, Andrew Collins (SA) 2. Note: French Camp leads best-of-three series 1-0.

L 6 10 11 10 11

W Florida............................12 Philadelphia...................12 Washington....................9 Atlanta...........................8 New York.......................7

Southern League North Division

prep baseball

W New York.......................10 Toronto..........................9 Tampa Bay....................9 Baltimore.......................8 Boston...........................7

——— National League East Division

minor league baseball

Friday’s Games Delta St. 6, Harding 1, 1st game Delta St. 2, Harding 1, 2nd game LeTourneau 8, Miss. College 4, 1st game Miss. College 11, LeTourneau 8, 2nd game Southern Miss 8, Marshall 7 Ole Miss 10, Auburn 7 Belhaven 3, William Carey 2 South Carolina 8, Mississippi St. 2 Alabama St. at Miss. Valley St., (n) Southern University at Jackson St., (n) Today’s Games Alabama A&M at Alcorn St., Noon (DH) Alabama St. at Miss. Valley St., Noon (DH) William Carey at Belhaven, 1 p.m. (DH) Delta St. at Harding, 1 p.m. Ole Miss at Auburn, 1 p.m. Jackson St. at Southern University, 1 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss, 6 p.m. South Carolina at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Alabama A&M at Alcorn St., 1 p.m. South Carolina at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m.

American League East Division

Kansas City (Davies 1-1) at Texas (Ogando 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Boston (Matsuzaka 1-2) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-2), 8:05 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 2-0) at Seattle (Vargas 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 12:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Boston at L.A. Angels, 2:35 p.m. Oakland at Seattle, 3:10 p.m.

nba NBA playoffs FIRST ROUND

(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Friday’s Games Boston 113, New York 96, Boston leads series 3-0 Atlanta 88, Orlando 84, Atlanta leads series 2-1 L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, (n), series tied 1-1 Today’s Games Chicago at Indiana, 1:30 p.m., Chicago leads series 3-0 Dallas at Portland, 4 p.m., Dallas leads series 2-1 San Antonio at Memphis, 6:30 p.m., series tied 1-1 Oklahoma City at Denver, 10 p.m., Oklahoma City leads series 2-0 Sunday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, noon, Miami leads series 3-0 Boston at New York, 2:30 p.m. Orlando at Atlanta, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.


Pct .625 .474 .450 .444 .389

GB — 2 1/2 3 3 4

Pct .684 .600 .500 .400 .368

GB — 1 1/2 3 1/2 5 1/2 6

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................12 7 .632 — Texas.............................12 7 .632 — Oakland.........................9 10 .474 3 Seattle...........................7 13 .350 5 1/2 Friday’s Games Detroit 9, Chicago White Sox 3 N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, ppd., rain Toronto 6, Tampa Bay 4, 11 innings Texas 11, Kansas City 6 Cleveland at Minnesota, ppd., rain Boston at L.A. Angels, (n) Oakland at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Tampa Bay (Price 2-2) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0), 12:07 p.m. Cleveland (Carmona 1-2) at Minnesota (Duensing 1-0), 12:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (E.Jackson 2-1) at Detroit (Penny 0-2), 3:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 0-1) at Baltimore (Bergesen 0-2), 6:05 p.m.

NHL playoffs


(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Friday’s Games Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, Buffalo leads series 3-2 Nashville at Anaheim, (n), series tied 2-2 Today’s Games Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m., Pittsburgh leads series 3-1 N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 2 p.m., Washington leads series 3-1 Montreal at Boston, 6 p.m., series tied 2-2 Los Angeles at San Jose, 9:30 p.m., San Jose leads series 3-1

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Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Anaheim at Nashville, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Chicago, 6:30 p.m., Vancouver leads series 3-2

nascar Sprint Cup schedule Feb. 20 — Daytona 500 (Trevor Bayne) Feb. 27 — Subway 500 (Jeff Gordon) March 6 — Kobalt Tools 400 (Carl Edwards) March 20 — Jeff Byrd 500 (Kyle Busch) March 27 — Auto Club 400 (Kevin Harvick) April 3 — Goody’s Fast Relief 500 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Matt Kenseth) April 17 — Aaron’s 499 (Jimmie Johnson) April 30 — Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Showtime Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Dover 400, Dover, Del. May 21 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 21 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 29 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 5 — STP 400, Kansas City, Kan. June 12 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 19 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 26 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. July 2 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Quaker State 400, Sparta, Ky.

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards.................................................. 295 2. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 290 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 276 4. Kevin Harvick................................................. 268 5. Kurt Busch..................................................... 267 6. Kyle Busch..................................................... 257 7. Ryan Newman............................................... 253 8. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 252 9. Juan Pablo Montoya...................................... 246 10. Clint Bowyer................................................. 245 11. Paul Menard................................................ 242 12. Tony Stewart................................................ 240 13. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 234 14. Mark Martin.................................................. 226 15. A J Allmendinger......................................... 226 16. Greg Biffle.................................................... 221 17. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 195 18. Kasey Kahne............................................... 194 19. Martin Truex Jr............................................ 192 20. David Ragan................................................ 191 ———

Nationwide Series schedule Feb. 19 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 26 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) March 5 — Sam’s Town 300 (Mark Martin) March 19 — Scotts EZ Seed 300 (Kyle Busch) March 26 — Royal Purple 300 (Kyle Busch) April 8 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Carl Edwards) April 16 — Aaron’s 312 (Kyle Busch) April 23 — Nashville 300, Lebanon, Tenn. April 29 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 6 — Royal Purple 200, Darlington, S.C. May 14 — 5-hour ENERGY 200, Dover, Del. May 22 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa May 28 — Top Gear 300, Concord, N.C. June 4 — STP 300, Joliet, Ill. June 18 — Michigan 250, Brooklyn, Mich. June 25 — Bucyrus 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. July 1 — Subway 250, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 8 — Feed The Children 300, Sparta, Ky.

Nationwide Series standings 1. Jason Leffler.................................................. 2. Justin Allgaier................................................ 3. Elliott Sadler................................................... 4. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 5. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 6. Aric Almirola................................................... 7. Trevor Bayne................................................. 8. Brian Scott..................................................... 9. Kenny Wallace............................................... 10. Joe Nemechek.............................................

golf The Heritage Par Scores

Friday At Harbour Town Golf Links Hilton Head Island, S.C. Purse: $5.7 million Yardage: 6,973; Par: 71 Second Round Luke Donald.........................67-65—132 -10 Garrett Willis.........................64-69—133 -9 Camilo Villegas....................66-68—134 -8 Jim Furyk..............................68-66—134 -8 Jason Day............................69-65—134 -8 Chad Campbell....................65-69—134 -8 Ben Crane............................69-66—135 -7 Ian Poulter............................69-66—135 -7 Chris Couch.........................68-68—136 -6 Brandt Snedeker..................69-67—136 -6 D.J. Trahan..........................69-67—136 -6 Nick O’Hern..........................70-66—136 -6 Tim Herron...........................65-71—136 -6 Mark Wilson.........................66-70—136 -6 J.P. Hayes............................70-67—137 -5 Scott Verplank......................67-70—137 -5 Graeme McDowell................68-69—137 -5 Spencer Levin......................68-69—137 -5 Blake Adams........................67-71—138 -4 Brendon de Jonge...............67-71—138 -4 Chris Riley............................67-71—138 -4 Brendan Steele....................70-68—138 -4 Kevin Na...............................70-68—138 -4 Tommy Gainey.....................71-67—138 -4 Webb Simpson.....................69-69—138 -4 Jason Dufner........................67-71—138 -4 Billy Mayfair..........................70-68—138 -4 Arjun Atwal...........................65-73—138 -4 Nathan Green.......................69-69—138 -4 Pat Perez.............................71-67—138 -4 Aaron Baddeley....................70-68—138 -4 Matt Bettencourt...................65-73—138 -4 Robert Garrigus....................68-70—138 -4 Ricky Barnes........................71-67—138 -4 Greg Chalmers.....................74-65—139 -3 Heath Slocum.......................71-68—139 -3 Jerry Kelly............................68-71—139 -3 Ben Martin............................67-72—139 -3 Daniel Summerhays.............73-66—139 -3 Paul Goydos.........................72-67—139 -3 Brian Gay.............................66-73—139 -3 Boo Weekley........................69-70—139 -3 Fredrik Jacobson..................69-71—140 -2 Will MacKenzie.....................71-69—140 -2 James Driscoll......................70-70—140 -2 Stephen Ames......................72-68—140 -2 Trevor Immelman.................69-71—140 -2 Stewart Cink.........................72-68—140 -2 Bill Haas...............................70-70—140 -2 Matt Kuchar..........................68-72—140 -2 Tim Petrovic.........................68-72—140 -2 Jeff Klauk.............................69-71—140 -2 Bio Kim.................................71-69—140 -2 Carl Pettersson....................71-69—140 -2 Kris Blanks...........................71-69—140 -2 Steve Elkington....................68-72—140 -2

233 231 228 225 224 222 221 206 184 169

Troy Merritt...........................71-70—141 -1 Ryuji Imada..........................70-71—141 -1 Chad Collins.........................71-70—141 -1 Lee Janzen...........................70-71—141 -1 Kent Jones...........................73-68—141 -1 Alex Cejka............................69-73—142 E Charlie Wi.............................72-70—142 E Steve Flesch........................72-70—142 E Ben Curtis............................71-71—142 E Michael Bradley....................71-71—142 E Chris DiMarco......................73-69—142 E Josh Teater..........................68-74—142 E John Daly.............................70-72—142 E Kevin Streelman...................73-69—142 E Brian Davis...........................68-74—142 E Jason Bohn..........................73-69—142 E David Hearn.........................72-70—142 E Failed to qualify Michael Sim..........................71-72—143 +1 Joe Durant............................72-71—143 +1 Jonathan Byrd......................74-69—143 +1 Hunter Haas.........................70-73—143 +1 Kevin Kisner.........................73-70—143 +1 Justin Hicks..........................72-71—143 +1 Chris Kirk..............................75-68—143 +1 Chris Stroud.........................73-70—143 +1 Johnson Wagner..................71-72—143 +1 Bo Van Pelt..........................68-75—143 +1 Kevin Stadler........................75-68—143 +1 Steven Bowditch..................76-68—144 +2 Brad Faxon...........................75-69—144 +2 Bryce Molder........................74-70—144 +2 Marc Turnesa.......................72-72—144 +2 Jarrod Lyle...........................75-69—144 +2 Fabian Gomez......................74-70—144 +2 Charles Howell III.................72-73—145 +3 Charles Warren....................70-75—145 +3 Lucas Glover........................73-72—145 +3 Zach Johnson.......................73-72—145 +3 Steve Marino........................71-74—145 +3 Marc Leishman.....................72-73—145 +3 William McGirt......................70-75—145 +3 Scott Stallings......................70-75—145 +3 Michael Putnam...................72-73—145 +3 Dean Wilson.........................76-70—146 +4 Keegan Bradley....................74-72—146 +4 Richard S. Johnson.............72-74—146 +4 Glen Day..............................73-73—146 +4 Bill Lunde.............................77-69—146 +4 Francesco Molinari...............72-74—146 +4 Cameron Tringale................74-72—146 +4 Zack Miller............................74-72—146 +4 Rickie Fowler........................74-73—147 +5 Sean O’Hair..........................70-77—147 +5 Justin Leonard......................76-71—147 +5 Kyle Stanley.........................74-73—147 +5 Chris Epperson....................76-71—147 +5 Tag Ridings..........................69-78—147 +5 Stuart Appleby......................73-74—147 +5 Henrik Stenson.....................79-68—147 +5 Cameron Beckman..............72-75—147 +5 Derek Lamely.......................73-75—148 +6 Fred Funk.............................76-72—148 +6 Sam Saunders.....................74-74—148 +6 Davis Love III.......................76-73—149 +7 Mark Anderson.....................71-78—149 +7 Mike Weir.............................78-72—150 +8 Shaun Micheel.....................77-74—151 +9 Michael Thompson...............80-71—151 +9 Bobby Gates........................77-74—151 +9 Jeff Maggert.........................77-75—152 +10 Ernie Els...............................75-78—153 +11 Peter Hanson.......................76-78—154 +12 Jeff Peck..............................81-74—155 +13 Roland Thatcher...................84-75—159 +17

transactions BASEBALL

American League LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Placed RHP Scott Downs on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14. Recalled RHP Trevor Bell from Salt Lake City (PCL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Selected the contract of RHP Buddy Carlyle from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned RHP Hector Noesi to Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. Designated LHP Jose Ortegano for assignment. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Recalled RHP Cory Gearrin from Gwinnett (IL). Optioned OF Matt Young to Gwinnett. FLORIDA MARLINS—Recalled INF Ozzie Martinez from New Orleans (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS—Activated RHP Vicente Padilla from the 15-day DL. NEW YORK METS—Placed OF Angel Pagan on the 15-Day DL. Selected the contract of OF Jason Pridie from Buffalo (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Claimed INF Brandon Wood off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Designated INF Josh Rodriguez for assignment. Recalled INF Pedro Ciriaco from Indianapolis (IL).


National Hockey League NHL—Fined Boston D Andrew Ference $2,500 for an obscene gesture made during an April 21 game 4 at Montreal. LOS ANGELES KINGS—Activated LW Scott Parse from injured reserve. PHOENIX COYOTES—Signed F Brett Hextall to an entry-level contract.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-7-1 La. Pick 4: 3-7-1-6 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-9-4 La. Pick 4: 2-0-5-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-2-8 La. Pick 4: 0-6-3-8 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-1-8 La. Pick 4: 6-8-0-8 Easy 5: 3-20-22-29-31 La. Lotto: 2-3-5-13-37-38 Powerball: 9-24-34-36-43 Powerball: 27; Power play: 3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-6-7 La. Pick 4: 2-4-3-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-9-8 La. Pick 4: 0-0-9-7 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-9-2 La. Pick 4: 4-4-3-2 Easy 5: 4-8-16-24-30 La. Lotto: 6-17-20-27-32-33 Powerball: 21-33-44-45-55 Powerball: 7; Power play: 5

Saturday, April 23, 2011

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Boston pushes Knicks to the brink

South Carolina kept the pressure on all night and steadily pulled away from Mississippi State, winning 8-2 in the opener of a three-game series in Starkville. Christian Walker went 4-for-5 and scored two runs for South Carolina, while Peter Mooney, Evan Marzilli and Robert Beary drove in two runs apiece. Although they never scored more than two runs in any inning, the Gamecocks scored in six different frames. Jonathan Ogden hit a solo home run for Mississippi State (23-15, 6-10 Southeastern Conference) in the second inning to cut it to 3-2. Marzilli hit a two-run homer to right in the fourth inning, however, and South Carolina added single runs in the fifth, sixth and ninth. Michael Roth allowed two runs, one earned, in 6 1/3 innings for South Carolina (30-7, 13-3). He walked three and struck out four. “Roth is a very good pitcher who had command of all three of his pitches. We didn’t have good at-bats against him,� Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. The associated press

The Boston Celtics’ Kevin Garnett (5) exchanges words with New York’s Amare Stoudemire during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA playoff series Friday.

Hawks 88, Magic 84 Jamal Crawford banked in a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to cap a brilliant second half, leading the Atlanta Hawks over the Orlando Magic for a 2-1 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. The Hawks led most of the game, but things got close and testy in the final minutes. Zaza Pachulia of Atlanta and Jason Richardson of Orlando were both ejected with 2:22 remaining after a confrontation under the basket. The teams swapped the lead four times after that near-brawl until Al Horford put the Hawks ahead for good with 46.6 seconds remaining. But Crawford, who scored 18 of his 23 points after halftime, hit the biggest shot of all. With the shot clock wind-

ing down, he put up a jumper over Jameer Nelson that struck high on the backboard and went in. Game 4 is Sunday night. The physical game turned ugly when Dwight Howard drove the lane and was hammered by Pachulia, who took on the thankless job of guarding Orlando’s big man after Jason Collins went out with a back injury in the first half. Howard swung a forearm, Pachulia flung an elbow, then Richardson charged into Pachulia’s face. As they jawed, Pachulia appeared to deliver at least one headbutt to Richardson, who responded by slapping Pachulia in the jaw with his left hand. After looking at replays to sort things out, the officials ejected both Pachulia and Richardson and gave Howard a technical, too. Pachulia, with two long scratches on his

upper right arm, was given a standing ovation on his way to the locker room. With order restored, Nelson put the Magic ahead at 82-81 with a jumper after stealing an extra possession for the Magic, coming up from behind to strip the ball from Crawford. Joe Johnson responded for Atlanta, driving the lane, drawing a foul on Howard and hitting both free throws to put the Hawks up 83-82. The Magic pulled ahead for the final time when Brandon Bass swished an open jumper with 1:01 remaining after Hedo Turkoglu dribbled around to lure away the defense. Horford put the Hawks ahead to stay, Turkoglu missed a tough jumper from near the 3-point line with Horford in his face and Crawford made his improbable 3 to clinch it.


Ole Miss opened up a big lead on Auburn, then survived a scare in the ninth to even the weekend series at a game apiece. Bobby Wahl picked up his third save of the season for Ole Miss by pitching the last 1 1/3 innings. He entered with a runner on first and two outs in the eighth and got the last four outs via strikeouts. He also walked a batter. “Bobby was certainly clutch for us tonight,� Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “We saw it last weekend and it was more of the same stuff from him tonight. Coming into the game on the road in the SEC with people on base, he did a terrific job.� Ole Miss scored a ton of runs early, taking an 8-2 lead after just four innings. The Rebels (24-16, 9-8 SEC) led 10-4 after seven, but Auburn scored three times in the eighth before Wahl slammed the door. Matt Snyder hit a three-run

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homer for Ole Miss in the third inning, Matt Smith had three hits and Alex Yarbrough was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Casey McElroy was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Auburn.

USM 8, Marshall 7 Adam Doleac singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, and Southern Miss held on in the ninth to beat Marshall. Doleac’s base hit put Southern Miss ahead 6-5, and two more runs scored on a passed ball and a wild pitch. Marshall, though, cut it to 8-7 in the ninth on an RBI double by Victor Gomez and an RBI single by James Lavinskas. Finally, Southern Miss escaped the jam when Collin Cargill got Gray Stafford to ground into a game-ending double play with the tying run on second base. Tyler Koelling and Isaac Rodriguez had two hits apiece for Southern Miss (28-9, 7-3 Conference USA), while Victor Ramos went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Marshall (15-21, 2-8). The last two games of the series will be played as a doubleheader today in Hattiesburg, beginning at 2 p.m.

Vanderbilt 11, LSU 3 Sonny Gray threw seven strong innings and Mike Yastrzemski drove in three runs to lead Vanderbilt (33-5, 12-4 SEC) past LSU (24-15, 4-12). Gray (8-2) allowed five hits and four walks, and struck out seven in seven innings to get the win. Yastrzemski was 2-for-5 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. Vanderbilt catcher Curt Casali added three hits and two RBIs, while Jason Esposito hit a tworun triple.


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Porters Chapel catcher Jarad Tompkins throws to first as Wayne Academy’s Brett Chancellor runs down the baseline Friday.

St. Al Continued from Page C1. finally pulled Gatling following Anderson’s second at-bat of the inning. “We weren’t communicating out there,� Taylor said. “We were throwing the ball too much and just gave them runs. Once they got up five or so runs, it was out of reach for us.�

Ole Miss 10, Auburn 7

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Continued from Page C1. the fifth inning to take Game 2. Again, an error with two outs allowed the Jaguars to extend the inning. Two walks followed before Zack Freeman cleared the bases with a double down the left field line to make it a 5-0 game. PCA got a run back in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single from Stephen Purvis and another in the sixth on an RBI single by Upton, but left the bases loaded in both innings. The lack of run support made a hard-luck loser out of Talbot Buys, who pitched well in defeat. The big righthander went seven innings and struck out five. He did walk seven batters, but only allowed three hits. “It is good to win when you don’t have your best stuff,� Bourne said. “The pitching was great, I thought. Talbot threw very well. Threw 94 pitches, gave up three hits and loses 5-2. Our defense is what was shaky, and we’ve got to fix that.�

South Carolina stymies MSU in series opener From staff reports

By The Associated Press No fantastic finish needed for the Boston Celtics this time. They simply spoiled Madison Square Garden’s postseason homecoming party right from the start. Paul Pierce scored 38 points, Ray Allen added 32, and Rajon Rondo had a Celtics’ playoffrecord 20 assists as Boston beat the New York Knicks 113-96 on Friday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Rondo had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Celtics, who pulled out two close games in Boston but never trailed in this one, dominating the first playoff game at Madison Square Garden in seven years. They will go for the sweep Sunday afternoon, and no NBA team has ever lost a series after winning the first three games. After winning the two games in Boston despite trailing in the final half-minute of both, the Celtics scored the first nine points of this one and never really let it get much closer. Carmelo Anthony had 15 points and 11 rebounds but shot 4-for-16 for the Knicks, who were hosting a playoff game for the first time since 2004. But the Celtics left the fans little to cheer about, and the Knicks were even booed as they walked off the court trailing by 23 points after three quarters. Exactly 10 years to the day since their last home playoff victory, the Knicks were outclassed in the same way they’ve been so many times in that forgettable decade. With Chauncey Billups sidelined again with a knee injury, Amare Stoudemire limited by his back spasms and Anthony unable to duplicate his 42-point performance from Game 2, the Knicks lacked the firepower to match the defending Eastern Conference champions. Stoudemire was just 2-for-8 for seven points. Allen, who made the goahead 3-pointer in the Celtics’ 87-85 victory in Game 1, was 8-for-11 behind the arc and is a sizzling 15-for-20 in the series. Pierce was 6-of-8 from 3-point range as Rondo continuously set up his two All-Star wing players for open shots.


St. Al played well early. Carlisle Koestler had a tworun single in the second inning to make it 3-0 in favor of the Flashes. French Camp made it 3-2 with a two-run homer to left by Brad Palmertree. Box tied the game at 3 with his third hit that scored Anderson. He

later scored for a 4-3 lead off a sacrifice fly by Palmertree. French Camp finished with 15 hits off Gatling, who went 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked none. Box was 4-for-5 while Anderson was 3-for-5. Ben Hoslet and Braden McGlothin had two hits and

Palmertree drove in three runs. Cole Henson went all seven innings to grab the win for the Panthers. He scattered nine hits. Koestler, Matt Foley, Neal Ricks and Collins all had two hits for St. Al.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Cinema Verite” — In the 1970s Bill Loud, Tim Robbins, and his wife, Pat and Diane Lane, allow cameras to film their personal lives for the PBS series “An American Family.’’/8 on HBO n SPORTS MLB — The Atlanta Braves hope to right the ship on a sinking West Coast swing as they take on the defending champion San Francisco Giants./3 on Fox n PRIMETIME “Chase” — A corrupt cop preys Tim Robbins on single mothers in hope of getting close to their young daughters; an internal investigation could indict Marco and Jimmy./7 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 Shirley Temple Black, actress-turned-diplomat, 83; David Birney, actor, 72; Lee Majors, actor, 72; Paul Brickman, writer-director, 62; Joyce DeWitt, actress, 62; Michael Moore, filmmaker-author, 57; Jan Hooks, actress, 54; Valerie Bertinelli, actress, 51; George Lopez, actor, 50; Kal Penn, actor, 34; Dev Patel, actor, 21. n DEATH Kevin Jarre — The man who wrote the screenplays for the movies “Glory” and “Tombstone” has died. His aunt, Patty Briley Bean, said that Jarre, 56, died unexpectedly of heart failure on April 3 at his Santa Monica, Calif., home. Jarre was a history buff who was entranced by the Civil War since childhood, when he’d received toy soldiers for Christmas. His research on a black regiment led him to write the 1989 movie “Glory,” which won three Academy Awards, including one for actor Denzel Washington. His 1993 “Tombstone,” about the shootout at the OK Corral, got mixed reviews but was a hit. Jarre also co-wrote “Rambo: First Blood Part II,”“The Devil’s Own” and “The Mummy.” He was the adopted son of Oscar-winning composer Maurice Jarre.


Bilson, Lagerfeld team up for ice cream Almost anyone interested in fashion would do anything to work with designer Karl Lagerfeld, even if it’s for an ice cream commercial. Rachel Bilson jumped at the chance to star in a three-part short film series directed by the legendary Chanel designer for Magnum ice cream, which is launching in the United States. “I was like, I’m working with Rachel Bilson and Karl Karl Lagerfeld. I could be doing Lagerfeld something, like, really ridiculous and in, like, a big clown suit. It wouldn’t matter,” she said. Bilson, 29, best known for her role on “The OC,” has also gained recognition for her sense of style and writes a column about fashion for In Style magazine. For Thursday night’s premiere for the ads at the Tribeca Film Festival, she wore a Chanel dress and carried a Chanel clutch. “I was very young when I knew that I was into fashion,“ Bilson said. She said she insisted on picking her own outfits at the age of 2. “It was a young marriage between me and clothing,” she joked. For the ads, Bilson was the right actress, Lagerfeld said. “Rachel is great, you know,“ he said. ”She’s a very good actress. She can play with her face without even saying one word. It was an easy job. The company told her what they wanted and the spirit and she adapted.” Bilson recently shot a TV pilot, “Hart of Dixie,” for the CW network. The show’s executive producer is Josh Schwartz, who created “The OC.” The CW hasn’t announced yet whether the show will be picked up for the 2011 fall TV season.

Pharrell struggles to be eco-conscious Pharrell might be involved with the textile company Return Textiles — which creates clothes from recycled bottles — but he said his intention isn’t to be eco-friendly. The rapper-producer told The Associated Press on Thursday that he wasn’t eco-conscious growing up and still isn’t. And while the company is an eco-friendly one, Pharrell said its main goal is to make quality Pharrell products. He said he “hates to put so much emphasis on the recycling part of it.” Pharrell says because the company uses recycled bottles, the sustainability becomes “an added value.”

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Cabbie drives across U.S. — for $5,000 A New York City cab driver has racked up the fare of a lifetime. Mohammed Alam is being paid $5,000 to drive a pair of friends to Los Angeles. The trio left Saturday night and had reached Las Vegas by Thursday. Investment banker John Belitsky, of Leonia, N.J., said that the idea was hatched during a birthday celebration for Dan Wuebben of Queens. Belitsky said they wanted to do something “magical.” When they decided on a cab ride to California, they found Alam at LaGuardia Airport and brokered the deal. The two friends haven’t decided how they’ll get back yet. As for the cab driver, he said a friend will meet him in Los Angeles and help him make the drive home.

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Teen girl is having a snit over how clothes fit Dear Abby: I have a huge problem. I am 13, and my mom makes me buy clothes a size larger than what I need or want. I wear a size 0 pant and my closet is filled with 2’s. Mom likes her clothing loose, but I don’t like mine to fit that way. She claims she buys my clothes big so I can “grow into them.” But how much am I going to grow at this age? I don’t like the way these clothes fit, and it seems like a waste of money because I like expensive things. Mom bought me tops a year ago that are just beginning to fit me now. She doesn’t like shopping very much, and this disagreement makes it harder for both of us. I’ve tried talking to her. Please help, Abby. — Loose and Baggy in San Francisco Dear Loose and Baggy: At age 13 it’s entirely within the realm of possibility that you haven’t yet achieved full growth. If the tops your mother bought a year ago are just beginning to fit you now, it’s because although you



might not have grown taller, you are beginning to fill out. That might very well continue to happen with the rest of your figure over the next couple of years — or sooner. While you and your mother might never have the same fashion taste, please trust her judgment for now. She has your best interests at heart. Dear Abby: I don’t like my 25-year-old daughter’s fiance. He never went to college, works a low-paying job and doesn’t know how to manage money. He floats through life and doesn’t appear to have any goals. I have raised these issues with my daughter in the past, but she didn’t want to hear it.

I know I can’t choose her husband, and she’s free to make her own choices. My problem is, I don’t want to plan the wedding. Every time I think about planning it, my heart aches and my stomach sinks. There is no excitement for my daughter. What should I do? Fake it, or level with her about not wanting to be a part of this? — Anxious and Worried in the South Dear Anxious: Your daughter already knows how you feel about her fiance. When parents plan and/or pay for a wedding it is a gift, not a requirement. At 25, your daughter is old enough — and should be independent enough — to plan (and pay) for it with her fiance. It will be good practice for what lies ahead after her trip to the altar. Dear Abby: I volunteer with a support group and have fallen for one of the members. I’m certain she doesn’t know my feelings. I have respected her right to pursue the support she sought without the

complication of romance. I have been resigned to the fact that an extraordinary woman has simply crossed my path under the wrong circumstances. However, a trusted friend has suggested that special people come only rarely into our lives and that I should consider leaving my role as facilitator to pursue her. I’m now struggling over what to do. I find great satisfaction in my volunteer work, but am drawn to this woman. — Torn Between Two Desires Dear Torn: If you approach the woman while she’s a member of your group, it could be considered a breach of ethics. Therefore it might be better if you wait until she is strong enough to leave the group before you approach her for a personal relationship.

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

Readers question advice on shingles vaccine Dear Dr. Gott: I just took the shingles vaccine at a local drugstore. I filled out papers but nowhere did it mention that anyone who had a history of cancer should not take the vaccine. Please advise. Dear Dr. Gott: In your recent column, you said that the shingles vaccine should not be given to former cancer patients. I am in remission from large B cell nonHodgkin’s lymphoma. I have Wegener’s granulomatosis, which although in remission, is still there. The Wegener’s is the reason that a shingles vaccine is recommended. I will be having CD19 level blood testing before any vaccination, but with my history, should I still have the vaccine? Dear Dr. Gott: My doctor recommended the vaccine for me; however, I am reluctant to get it. My concern is that I understand the vaccine is formulated with live virus and my white blood count is below normal. Neither my doctor nor a pharmacist was able to comment on this.



Dear Dr. Gott: I am 65 now and I had ovarian cancer 25 years ago with chemotherapy on weekends once a month for a year. Your article said I shouldn’t have the vaccine because I had cancer. Does this hold true for me even though I had cancer so long ago? Also, I can’t remember if I had chickenpox. Please advise. Dear Dr. Gott: I am a white male, age 58 1/2. I had chickenpox as a child and suffered with a classic case of shingles in February 2010. I received a prescription at a cost of about $300 for 21 pills, seven days’ worth, that helped tremendously. I asked my doctor at that time about the vaccine, and he said he had not studied the vaccine enough yet, as it was

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Is it worse to smoke marijuana or drink alcohol? My parents and I always argue about this because they call themselves social drinkers, and that’s supposed to be all right. I call myself a “social smoker,” but it’s considered bad in their eyes. — Nameless, Rochester, Minn. Nameless: I’m not defending your parents’ social drinking habit, but it is legal to consume alcoholic beverages and illegal to mess with marijuana. Both alcohol and pot can cause intoxication. Alcohol can become physically addictive while marijuana can’t — but it can be psychologically addictive. Chemicals from a single marijuana cigarette can remain in the human body for as long as a month. The main chemical in marijuana, THC, likes to hide in fat. This means it can be stored in the body for long periods of time in areas of high-fat content, such as the lungs, brain and reproductive organs. These are the areas most affected by marijuana use. Alcohol, which is water-soluble, leaves the body within a few hours. Instead of arguing which unhealthy habit is worse, why don’t you and your parents decide to give up both of them? The money saved, which can be considerable, could be used for a family adventure, such as a trip to Hawaii during the cold northern winter or a camping expedition to the beautiful Minnesota wilderness during spring, summer or fall. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

new in February 2010. Could you please enlighten me about new information regarding this vaccine or where to go for new information about it because I don’t want the discomfort again? Dear Readers: Thank you all for writing. When I wrote this article, I acquired the information from reputable sources to include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that specifically indicates people with a weakened immune system because of HIV/AIDS or another disease that affects the immune system, treatment with drugs that affect the immune system, cancer treatment such as radiation or chemotherapy, a history of cancer affecting the bone marrow or lymphatic system such as leukemia or lymphoma and women who are or might be pregnant should not get the vaccine. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mirrors this and states conditions such as cancer of the lymph, bone or blood and those with a

weakened immune system caused by treatments such as radiation should not be immunized. indicates if a person has leukemia or lymphoma (or other cancer affecting bone marrow) or a weakened immune system caused by disease or by receiving medication such as steroids or chemotherapy, he or she should not take the vaccine. The Mayo Clinic indicates the vaccine isn’t recommended if a person has a weakened immune system due to HIV/ AIDs, lymphoma or leukemia or is receiving immune system-suppressing drugs such as steroids, radiation or chemotherapy and more. The website www.Zostavax. com indicates that patients should not get the vaccine if they have a weakened immune system. Therefore, I stand by my original March statement.

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



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Saturday, April 23, 2011

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: A couple of big-ticket items you’ve wanted for a long time but could not afford, will be within your reach in the year ahead. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Certain objectives you want to tackle will be achievable, but they might not necessarily fit in with your other plans. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — You have a wonderful imagination, but it can work against you as easily as it works for you. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Someone with whom you’ll spend your day might not want to take part in everything you’d like to do. Take care not to dwell only on your wants, and consider this person’s desires as well. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — In order to get along with your companions, you might have to make some rather large concessions. It’s up to you to make sure it is not merely a one-man show by being cooperative. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — If it takes accepting responsibility for the mistakes of others in order to get things rolling, then you should do so. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Some kind of deal that you’ve made with others that presently looks like a bummer can be constructively adjusted. You might not get all that you want, but you’ll still come out OK. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unless you are cognizant of the needs of everybody with whom you’re involved, you could be accused of being selfish. Don’t focus on just yourself. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Should you unintentionally say something that a friend finds offensive, don’t try to get off with an excuse. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although this might be a day of rest for most, it behooves you to use your time

constructively. Either get caught up on old, neglected chores or get a head start on next week’s duties. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Be flexible when dealing with others, or adverse results could easily be the order of the day. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Even though you’ll have your

share of ups and downs, in the final analysis things in general should work out rather well for you. Remain optimistic. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Something fun to do might pop up that you’ll want to be part of. The only problem is the activity could be more expensive than what you want to pay.

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02. Public Service

06. Lost & Found


LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg

6 week old kittens. 3 calicos, 1 siamese. 662-3940430, 662-394-0435. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

05. Notices Horseback Birthday Parties

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988

Center For Pregnancy Choices Free Pregnancy Tests (non-medical facility)

· Education on All Options · Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt


601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment. FREE DIRT! Will load. 6 yard minimum. Keyes Recycling Center 4385 Highway 61 North. 601-636-8545. Loading hours 8am-4pm.

Is the one you love hurting you?

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

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

06. Lost & Found FOUND!

WHITE CHIHUAHUA. MALE, found in the Highway 27 vicinity. 601-8509761. FOUND!! LIGHT BROWN male Dachshund. Fairways Drive area. Call to identify. 601-619-7000.


LARGE ORANGE TABBY. Neutered male, 5 years old, missing from Tucker's Crossing, Oak Ridge/ Tucker Road. 601-262-8439. On Saturday, April 16, 2011 I lost my Sony Ericsson Xperia 10 in Walmart on or near the cereal aisle. This phone had my memory card in it with a lot of pictures that I cherished on it. I have already reported stolen to Wal Mart, AT&T and Vicksburg Police Department. It has no value to anyone but me, as it cannot be turned on ever again without my consent. The phone is special to me but the SD card is VERY important and I would like it back. If you have my phone, please contact me; I will give reward for its return. K.J. 601-415-1245.


Must be computer literate, long term care medicaid/ medicare billing experience preferred, must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills. Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820485 Vicksburg, MS 39181


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

AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.


Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860

EXPERIENCED TORCH CUTTERS needed. APPLY IN PERSON, NO PHONE CALLS! Keyes Recycling Center, 4385 Highway 61 North.




07. Help Wanted

Come try us on for size – we’ve got lots of opportunity! Must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to work any shift. Negative result from a pre-employment drug screen is required. Full & Part-time available. Beverage Server $5.28 + tips Food Server $5.28 + tips


Drivers Needed Nights Commission Work 50/50



CALL 601-636-7535 $10 START UP KIT

10. Loans And Investments “WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.” The Federal Trade Commission says the only legitimate credit repair starts and ends with you. It takes time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Any company that claims to be able to fix your credit legally is lying. Learn about managing credit and debt at A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

14. Pets & Livestock 50 ACRES PASTURE boarding. Barn, round pen, wash rack, 250 riding acres. $100 monthly. 601-638-8988. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533, BABY BUNNIES WITH food and care pamphlet. $15 each. 601-631-0492.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

Foster a Homeless Pet!

MS Gaming Work Permit Required Dealer (exp.) $5.25 + tips (Black Jack required; Craps preferred) Security Officer $8.20 Slot Attendant $7.25

Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short & long term disability, 401K, and PTO. Applications accepted in HR, 1380 Warrenton Rd, Vicksburg, MS, 39180; M-W. FAX: 601-636-8205 or email EEO.

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

17. Wanted To Buy $ I BUY JUNK CARS $ I will pickup your junk car and pay you cash today! Call 601-618-6441. JUNK CARS: GET rid of those snake dens and rat dens. Bring them to us or we'll pick them up! 601-218-0038.

FOUND! MALE SCHNAUZER. Flower Hill Road area. Call 601-529-3236 to identify.

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

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

Customer Service Representative needed at local company.

Providence Providence Hospice Hospice Full-time position available for:

Job duties: answering customer and carrier calls; data entry; assist walk-in customers and carriers, performing other duties as assigned. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm. Please send resumes to: Dept. 3748 The Vicksburg Post Vicksburg, MS 39182

Full-time RN position (salary) and Full-time CNA position Benefit package included Apply in person M-F, 8a-4p SHADY LAWN HEALTH AND REHAB 60 Shady Lawn Place Vicksburg, MS

CRN- Full & Part Time


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Mail resumes to: Fax resume 1825 I-20 N. Frontage Rd. Ste A Vicksburg, MS 39180 or call 601-634-8836or



Pick up application or send resume to:

PROVIDENCE HOSPICE 1825 I-20 N. Frontage Rd., Suite A Vicksburg, MS 39180 “No Phone Calls Please” Now Hiring




Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Vicksburg Post

17. Wanted To Buy

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

26. For Rent Or Lease

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

109 NICHOLAS STREET off Halls Ferry. Saturday 7am- 1pm. Dining room table, baseball bedroom set, miscellaneous.

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


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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale 25 INCH T.V.'S- $49!! Mattress Sets-$125!! Always a store full of quality used furniture!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. 4 CEMETERY PLOTS IN Greenlawn Cemetery. Call for information. 601-6303390. CLOSE OUT SALE! Azalea's and fruit trees. Vicksburg Farm Supply, 601-6340882. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. GIBSON MONUMENTS, We help you honor your loved ones. 6434 Highway 61 South, 601-636-1534. OFFICE FURNITURE. 3 desks, dark wood with glass tops. $500 or best offer. Call 601-636-7700, Brittani. Available 4/30.

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

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

McAlister Lindsey Effects Playing Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

USED TIRES! LIGHT trucks and SUV's, 16's, 17's, 18's, 19's, 20's. A few matching sets! Call TD's, 601-638-3252.

114 DOGWOOD DRIVE. Saturday 7am until. Off Porter's Chapel Road. Lots of miscellaneous items. 159 BEVERLY DRIVETake Indiana to Churchhill Drive. Saturday 6am- 10am.

3325 NORTH WASHINGTON, Saturday, 7am- until, plus size men and women's clothing, much, much more! 654 STENSON ROAD, Saturday, 7am- 1pm, 4 family moving sale, furniture, baby items, everything must go! 701 LONGVIEW STREET, Marion Park, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, furniture, refrigerator, washer/ dryer, kitchen items, women's clothing 8- 4X, lots of miscellaneous.

DECA YARD SALE 3 Rolling Hill Road, off Oak Ridge, Friday 7am- 6pm and Saturday, 7am- 12 noon, Queen mattress, queen sleeper sofa, furniture, clothes for everyone. GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. STORAGE BINS BEHIND Confederate Ridge Apartments, Thursday and Friday, 12 noon- 5pm, Saturday, 10am-5pm, Furniture, baby items, miscellaneous.


YARD SALE SATURDAY 7am- 12noon. 229 Highhill Drive Baby items, clothes, furniture, much more.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 18' MONARK SKI BOAT 2.3L OMC Cobra outdrive Extra motor & outdrive included New tires, paint, uphosltry $3,000 Or Best Offer. 601-421-1407 What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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

Been in a Wreck? Need an Attorney? Just Call! 601-636-4646 Walker & Johnson, PLLC Attorneys-at-law We can handle all of your legal needs: •No-Fault divorce •Child support & custody •Criminal Defense •Incorporations •Wills ALL personal injury & general practice. C.J.'S AIR CONDITIOING repair. EPA/NATE certified. Check for the summer. 601-631-1841.

Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. GRASS CUTTING/ YARD WORK. Looking for new jobs. Free estimates. 601-994-3018. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

STEELE PAINTING SERVICE LLC Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948. Chris Steele/ Owner

CALL FOR OUR SPRING SPECIALS! Autumn Oak Townhouses 601-636-0447.

28. Furnished Apartments


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

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

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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

CYPRESS HILL APARTMENTS- 402 Locust- 1 bedroom- $250 bi-weekly, utilities, no electricity $350/ month. 601-456-3842.

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

Commodore Apartments 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms


26. For Rent Or Lease

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180




DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107,

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

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

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

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


Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109


Classified Advertising really brings big results!

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

Call 601-636-SELL to buy or sell a home! PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/month. 601-638-4050.

Classifieds Really Work!

11. Business Opportunities

07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

BUSINESS IS BOOMING!!! MDS is seeking Qualified Class “A” CDL Drivers in the Vicksburg area. Drivers Home Daily

$4,500 CIVIL WAR CANNON REPLICA. Non firing static display. Would look great in hotel or business lobby. Over 10 feet in total length, 42 inches tall. For information call 601661-6042, 601-218-9090.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

30. Houses For Rent 1405 DIVISION STREET, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, central air/ heat. $650 month, $650 deposit. 678-571-8049.

D&D Tree Cutting

• Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Requirements: • Minimum 2 years tractor/ trailer experience within the last 5 years • At least 23 years of age • Must have good driving/ work history • Competitive Wages • Good Medical Benefits Package

Call 225-323-3758 or Apply Online: EOE M/F/D/V

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, South county. Large yard to maintain. References required. $550 monthly, $200 deposit. No pets. 601-6362533. 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. City location, $550 month, $550 deposit. Call today - 601-2183375.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent Bovina Area rentals available. No pets, security deposit and references required. 601638-2786.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale 16X80, 3 BEDROOM, 2 Bath. 2.5 acres north Warren County. Nice neighborhood, hunt from backyard. Warren Central school district. $50,000. 601-529-4962. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

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

31. Mobile Homes For Rent 16X60 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $600 monthly. 601-631-1942. 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH. Stove, refrigerator, washer and dryer, no pets. $200 deposit, $450 monthly. 601638-6239. MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

YOU ARE ALWAYS A WINNER...... When you advertise in The Vicksburg Post Classifieds!

07. Help Wanted

OWNER FINANCESTOP renting!! Bad creditNo credit check, $5000 down/ $550 monthly. Own your own Home and Land today! 14X70, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 601-573-5029, Joe. REPO- REPO- REPO! 2002 28x80 Fleetwood mobile home, great floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. $49,900 for home and land, $39,900 for home only. 601573-5029, Joe. REPO- REPO- REPO! 2006 Clayton 28x76, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, open floor plan, living room/ kitchen, stone fireplace in entertainment room. 601-574-5029, Joe

07. Help Wanted

The City of Vicksburg is now taking applications for

FIREFIGHTER To qualify you must: ✰ be a United States Citizen ✰ be at least 21 years of age ✰ have a valid driver’s license ✰ have an ACT score of 17 or COMPASS score of 70 (reading) or be a Nationally Registered EMT/Paramedic ✰ You must submit to a background check; cannot have a felony conviction There are other qualifications you must meet which are not listed due to limited space. Application packets may be obtained at The City of Vicksburg Human Resource Office, 1415 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180 beginning April 18, 2011 and must be returned by 5:00 p.m., Monday, May 16, 2011. The agility test will be held May 20, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. The written exam will be May 27, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. Also, looking for Paramedics For further information call 601-631-3710, ext 1

105 REDBUD CIRCLE, Oak Park, Saturday, 7am-until, inside sale, furniture, tools, household miscellaneous, lots more!

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

07. Help Wanted

Capital Projects Manager - Lake Providence, LA The Capital Projects Manager oversees all aspects of the specification, design, permitting, and construction/implementation of various capital project subsystems. The Capital Project Manager is responsible for completion of the project on time, on budget and on spec. The PM performs a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, coordinating all resources and stakeholders; setting deadlines; assigning responsibilities; tracking progress; identifying, developing, and implementing effective and timely solutions to team, technical, and resource constraint related problems; summarizing and communicating the status of the project.

Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering • 5 years minimum relative experience in petroleum, ethanol, or biochemical industries. • 5 years experience in conceptual development, design and implementation, planning and scheduling, and project management of major capital projects with a total project budget of greater than $100 million. • Experience in environmental and construction permitting. • Experience communicating and collaborating at a variety of levels with customers, vendors, equipment suppliers, and operations staff • Possess strong leadership and communication skills, work well in a team environment, and be able to react to changing business needs • Experience at managing multi disciplined technical staff and experience supporting biochemical manufacturing operations is desired • Excellent organization and communication skills with demonstrated ability to execute projects on time and on budget Must be familiar with MS Office Applications, MS Project or Primavera, and have good accounting practices. Please forward resumes to

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



New Homes

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

PARKER CELLULAR • I-Phone Repair •

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


Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.


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

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

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


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

Joe Rangel - Owner


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


River City Dirt Work, LLC


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

601-636-SELL (7355)

No Job Too Small

Dewey 601-529-9817


Show Your Colors!

Simmons Lawn Service

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

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

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

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

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

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

The Vicksburg Post

Saturday, April 23, 2011

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

34. Houses For Sale EAGLE LAKE

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

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

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

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


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32. Mobile Homes For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

33. Commercial Property

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



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

201 LOIS LANE Very nice, roomy home located just minutes away from Vicksburg in an exclusive Tallullah neighborhood. Call Brinda Stockton McMillin Real Estate 318-341-2532 318-574-0112

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

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Tim McGraw

TIm McGraw back in saddle with his hat on By The Associated Press NASHVILLE — Tim McGraw has his music hat on again. After more than a year of appearances without his signature black cowboy hat while promoting movies “The Blind Side” and “Country Strong,” McGraw is back to focusing on music for a while. He has recorded a new album, launched his own SiriusXM channel, “Tim McGraw Radio,” and just kicked off his “Emotional Traffic” tour, which will include a special Sirius concert next week in New York City. “It’s sort of like a cape,” he said of his hat. “I just don’t feel the same without it.” He’ll need whatever superpower the hat might give him as he faces one last showdown with his label, Curb Records. McGraw said his upcoming “Emotional Traffic” album would be his “absolute last album” with Curb if it kills him, and though he finished the album in the fall, there is still no release date. “All the songs have been done for a long time, and the label has had it. It’s the last album that they have of mine, so they’re trying to hold on to it as long as they can,” he said. “Whenever Mike Curb decides he’s going to play fair, it will be out.” No one from Curb Records, including label chief Mike Curb, was available for comment. McGraw and his label of nearly 20 years have been publicly at odds for years now. McGraw claims the label is dragging out his contract and depriving his fans of new music by releasing hit albums in between each of his last three studio albums. He issued an apology to fans in 2008 when the label released “Greatest Hits 3,” saying, “It has to be just as confusing to the fans as it is to me.” The label put out another compilation in November, “Number One Hits,” with one new song from the upcoming studio album, “Felt Good On My Lips.” It became a multiweek No. 1. McGraw said the SiriusXM channel will include all his hits dating back to 1994’s “Indian Outlaw” as well as songs he’s forgotten he even recorded. He also picked his favorite tunes by other artists that will be sprinkled into the mix. Fans will also be treated to his laid-back charm and stories.

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Annie Murphy, director of the Framingham, Mass., History Center, points out the grave marker for George H. Gordon, a little-known Union Civil War general.

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By The Associated Press FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — The gravesite of a Union Army major general sits largely forgotten in a small cemetery along the Massachusetts Turnpike. A piece of the coat worn by President Abraham Lincoln when he was assassinated rests quietly in a library attic in a Boston suburb. It’s shown upon request, a rare occurrence. A monument honoring one of the first official Civil War black units stands in a busy intersection in front of the Massachusetts Statehouse, barely gaining notice from the hustle of tourists and workers who pass each day. As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, states in the old South — the side that lost — are hosting elaborate re-enactments, intricate memorials, even formal galas highlighting the war’s persistent legacy in the region. But for many states in the North — the side that won — only scant, smaller events are planned in an area of the nation that helped spark the conflict but now, historians say, struggles to acknowledge it. “It’s almost like it never happened,” said Annie Murphy, executive director of the Framingham History Center in Framingham, Mass. “But all you have to do is look around and see evidence that it did. It’s just that


A list of 150th anniversary events may be found at: • Mississippi Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission — www.mscivilwar150. com. • Civil War Trust — www.

A Union soldier stands guard as a repairman works at the Framingham History Center. people aren’t looking here.” Massachusetts, a state that sent more than 150,000 men to battle and was home to some of the nation’s most radical abolitionists, created a Civil War commemoration commission earlier this month. Aging monuments stand unattended, sometimes even vandalized. Sites of major historical events related to the war remain largely unknown and often compete with the more regionally popular American Revolution attractions. Meanwhile many states not only established commissions months, if not years

ago, but also have ambitious plans for remembrance around well-known tourist sites and events. In South Carolina, for example, 300 Civil War re-enactors participated last week in well-organized staged battles to mark the beginning of the war. And, in Vicksburg, events are planned to mark the 1863 Union siege of the city. To be sure, some Northern states have Civil War events planned and have formed commemoration commissions. Connecticut’s 150th Civil War Commemoration was set up in 2008 and has scheduled a number of

events and exhibits until 2015. Vermont, the first state to outlaw slavery, started a similar commission last year to coordinate activities statewide and in towns. And some Massachusetts small nonprofit and historic groups are trying to spark interest through research, planned tours and town events. But observers say those events pale in comparison to those in the South. That difference highlights Northern states’ long struggle with how to remember a war that was largely fought on Southern soil, said

Steven Mintz, a Columbia University history professor and author of “Moralists and Modernizers: America’s Pre-Civil War Reformers.” For Northern states such as Massachusetts, Mintz said revisiting the Civil War also means revisiting their own unsolved, uncomfortable issues like racial inequality after slavery. “We’ve spent a century and a half turning (the war) into a gigantic North-South football game in which everybody was a hero,” Mintz said. “In other words, we depoliticized the whole meaning of the war. And insofar as it was captured, it was captured by the descendants of the Confederates.” Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group open to male descendants of veterans who served in the Confederate armed forces, boasts 30,000 members across the See North, Page D3.

The Home Front: Guide touts unknowns By The Associated Press MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — There are battlefields, and then there’s Belle Boyd, teenage temptress and Confederate spy. The Appalachian Regional Commission is betting Boyd is the sexier Civil War story and that tourists will want to visit the Martinsburg, W.Va., home of the notorious “siren of the South” who used her feminine charms to spy on Union soldiers for the Confederacy. The Belle Boyd House in the Eastern Panhandle is one of 150 lesser-known Civil War destinations the


• The Home Front — www.visitappalachia. com commission is highlighting on The Home Front, a new 13-state guide, pointing the way to that footnote on history and plenty more. Timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the war, the guide is aimed at helping states cash in on the growing popularity of cultural heritage tourism and to get those tourists beyond such welltrod battlefields as Gettys-

burg, Pa., and Antietam, Md. “Our story here is that there are a lot of jewels in Appalachia, and a lot of great stories about families and communities that we should stop and take a look at,“ said the co-chair of the federal agency, Earl F. Gohl. The map and guide were released at Independence Hall in Wheeling, where some Virginians were so horrified by talk of secession when the war erupted in 1861 that they held their own constitutional convention and formed the breakaway state of West Virginia two years later. Boyd, who once boasted in

a letter to a cousin of her 106pound “beautiful” form, supplied Union secrets to Stonewall Jackson, who made her a captain and honorary aidede-camp. She was arrested and imprisoned twice, then released while suffering from typhoid. The Confederacy sent her to England as a courier, but she was captured before she could complete the mission. Historians say she eventually married a Union naval officer and lived in England until 1866. Boyd published a memoir and worked as an actress, See Guide, Page D3.

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Continued from Page D1. Old South. The Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War has 6,000 members. Kevin Tucker, Massachusetts Department Commander for the Sons of the Union Veterans, said some Northern descendants don’t even know they’re related to Union veterans. “I found out after my father did some research and discovered that my great-great-grandfather had collected a Union pension,” said Tucker, of Wakefield. “Until then, I had no idea.” Mark Simpson, 57, South Carolina’s Sons of Confederate Veterans commander, said his family knew for generations about his greatgreat-grandfather’s service in the Confederacy. “I visit his gravesite every year and put a flag down,” Simpson said. “He is real to

then became a lecturer. She died in Wisconsin in 1900, on a tour touting her adventures. Her story is one of many that are often missed, says Gohl. The new guide hopes to draw back the curtain on her house and other locales. Those include Mississippi’s Corinth Contraband Camp, where slaves fleeing Southern plantations sought refuge with federal troops. Union Gen. Grenville Dodge took them on as teamsters, cooks, laborers and eventually, security officers. That led to the creation of the 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment of African Descent. Then, Gohl says, there is Altoona, Pa., where President Abraham Lincoln convened the states’ governors and consulted on the Emancipation Proclamation. The guide will be a free insert in the spring issue of American Heritage magazine, and copies have been distributed to tourism agencies in West Virginia and the 11 other Appalachian states — Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee. Edwin Grosvenor, editor in chief of American Heritage, said the map has more information and more stories than many magazines, and those stories help make the Civil War relevant to new generations. Many schools have stopped teaching about the conflict, and over the past few decades, he said, visits to even famous destinations such as Gettysburg have dropped some. “People really are forget-

ting about the Civil War,” Grosvenor said. “The sacrifices the people made — the women, the children, the elderly — they’re really extraordinary ... It was so cataclysmic and affected so many people, and it’s important to remember that.” Although there is enough Civil War history to fill a library, Gohl said relatively little focuses on the lives and lifestyles of noncombatants between 1861 and 1865. The commission and the states opted to focus on farms and factories, railroads and restored houses, even a sprawling cave where soldiers hid out for three years. “There’s another story here — how people lived, how culture developed,” Gohl said. Kentucky’s Mountain Life Museum in London features seven pioneer settlement buildings filled with relics from that agricultural era. At the Gordon-Roberts House in Cumberland, Md., visitors can learn from Priscilla McKaig’s journals about her son’s enlistment in the Confederate army. In Ripley, Ohio, tourists can see where ardent antislavery activist John Rankin — a Presbyterian minister — sheltered 2,000 slaves escaping to freedom via the Underground Railroad. And in South Carolina, they can learn how James Clement Furman opened his Greenville college to women when the men went off to war. They paid their tuition with bacon, sugar and lard. This is the third tourism map the ARC has created, with others focused on thematic driving tours.

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me.” Mintz said the North has another factor affecting its Civil War memory: immigration from Italy and Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th century. He said those populations, and more recent immigrants, sometimes struggle to identify with that war compared to more contemporary ones. Then, Mintz said, after the Civil War a number of Northerners moved West — and to the South. History buffs with the Framingham History Center, located in a town where residents say “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” was first sung, said they are using the sesquicentennial to bring attention to long-forgotten local Civil War sites and personalities. Included is a celebration at Harmony Grove, site of many anti-slavery rallies where abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison famously burned a copy of the U.S. Constitution and

D3 called it a “pact with the Devil.” Today, only a small plaque in front of a house announces the historic site now surrounded by industrial lots, train tracks and a motorcycle shop. Volunteers also hope to raise around $1 million for Framingham’s dilapidated Civil War memorial building to repair its cracked walls and leaky ceiling. The building houses a memorial honoring Framingham soldiers killed in the war and an American flag that flew over the Battles of Gettysburg and Antietam. (Murphy said the flag was discovered in the 1990s after being forgotten in a case for 90 years.) Fred Wallace, the town’s historian, said that more importantly, volunteers wanted to bring attention to Gen. George H. Gordon, a long-forgotten Union hero from Framingham who was a prolific writer and organizer of the 2nd Massachusetts

Volunteer Infantry. “I don’t understand how this man was lost to history,” said Wallace, who is writing a biography on him. During a recent afternoon, Murphy took a reporter and photographer to Gordon’s gravesite, which she said would be included in a planned walking tour. But Murphy couldn’t locate the site and a cemetery official needed to comb through maps to find it. Murphy said putting together the pieces of Gordon’s life is part of the fun. “When I was told that I lived in what used to be a barn of Gen. Gordon’s horse,” 81-year-old Ellen Shaw said, “I was like ... General who?” Since then Shaw has joined history buffs in searching for what they believe is a marker announcing the gravesite of Ashby, Gordon’s horse. “I hope I find it one day when I’m just walking around outside,” Shaw said.


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