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Bolton wreck kills 2 sisters


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Women from the Delta Mennonite Church in Transylvania, La., in Madison Parish to help with cleanup efforts Monday, carry a large piece of debris from farmer Jackie Haddox’s cornfield. The

women are, from left, Katelyn Swarey, 17, Kayla Petoskey, 18, and Cayla Schroeder, 25.

‘That wind just blew me... like I was a piece of paper’ By Danny Barrett Jr.

Gene Frith of Vicksburg talks about being tossed around by a tornado at Complex Chemical, his workplace in Madison Parish. He received abrasions and bruises.

Saturday morning when winds began sending tin and insulation “flying everywhere.” “That wind just blew me — like there was nothing to it, like I was a piece of paper,” Frith said, recalling the harrowing minute and a half between the automotive fluid plant’s roof tearing off and his body slamming into a wall of equipment lockers. “I was headed out a middle exit by the lockers. Next thing you know the wind threw me against the lockers, then

TALLULAH — Witnesses to Saturday’s tornado, which hit residential and industrial areas here before moving across the Mississippi River, counted blessings brightened by family, friends and faith Monday as they spent a second full day assessing damaged homes and businesses and clearing debris. Gene Frith, 60, of Vicksburg, was one of about 15 workers inside Complex Chemical Co. at the Madison Parish Port late

See Recovery, Page A9.

BOLTON — Two sisters, one from Edwards and one from Jackson, died when their car collided with two other vehicles Monday morning on Interstate 20 near Bolton in Hinds County. At about 10:30 a.m., Tennyson Thompson, 20, 3502 Mississippi 22 in Edwards was headed east when she lost control of her 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier and crossed the median into the westbound lanes, Highway Safety Patrol spokesman Sgt. James Walker said. Thompson and her sister, Tashalon Thompson, 26, 2849 Engleside in Jackson, were killed. The Thompson car collided with a Dodge pickup driven by Eddie Buster, 58, 7100 Barbados in Tarrant, Texas, and another Dodge driven by Ruby Hubbard, 75, 1108 Carnation in Jackson, Walker said. Buster and Hubbard were reported uninjured. The bodies of both women were taken to Mississippi Mortuary Services in Jackson, Walker said. Arrangements were to be handled by Lakeview Funeral Home. The women’s aunt, Linda Thompson, said she and TenSee Wreck, Page A9.

Young adults’ insurance expansion due this year By The Associated Press

Part of a freight train at Complex Chemical in Madison Parish was tossed aside in Saturday’s tornado.

AmeriCorps volunteers head north toward hope By Manivanh Chanprasith and By Tish Butts

on A10 Victims identified as cleanup, salvaging continue

A squad of Vicksburg-based AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps members headed to Yazoo City this morning for debris clearing and more. “Our fundamental priority is to give them hope,” Jordan Mohr said as the group packed up. “This will be probably the most difficult assignment for us,”

Mohr, 23, of Greensboro, N.C., is one of about 20 in the federal program who will work in cleanup and recovery from Saturday’s tornado. He said he was glad to go, but apprehensive. “We understand that in this sitSee AmeriCorps, Page A9.




Tonight: Clear; low near 42 Wednesday: Sunny; high near 75

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Mississippi River:

26.8 feet Fell: 1.0 foot Flood stage: 43 feet



• Ernestine Queen • Tashalon Thompson • Tennyson Thompson


AmeriCorps team leader Patrick Edwards of Fort Collins, Colo., carries water coolers before the group headed to Yazoo City this morning.

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1865: The steamer Sultana exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, killing 1,400 people, mostly freed Union prisoners of war. The steamer had just left Vicksburg.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is pushing to speed up insurance coverage for young adults in their twenties — one of the most anticipated early benefits of his new health care law. Starting this year, the law allows young adults to stay on their parent’s plan until they turn 26, which addresses a major worry for families with children transitioning from school to work in an uncertain economy. But a surprising amount of fine print has complicated what seemed like a simple solution. Now, the administration is trying to remove roadblocks by working with employers and insurance companies. A senior administration official told The Associated Press that the Treasury Department will issue a clariSee Insurance, Page A9.


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JACKSON (AP) — Leaders of Mississippi’s two-year and four-year higher education programs have reached an agreement to standardize course requirements for transfer students. They began with elementary education because it is the most popular major for students transferring from community colleges to four-year schools. Almost 39 percent of the 11,815 students who transferred from the state’s community colleges to its senior colleges in the fall of 2009 majored in elementary education. Those universities agreed this month on 60 to 62 hours of requirements, depending on laboratory classes, for elementary education majors. Eric Clark, executive director of the State Board for Community and Junior Colleges, said previously there were eight separate agreements — one for each of the universities. “Now it’s all one,” he said. “We have one agreement that says that all eight universities will accept the same 62 hours from any of our community colleges.” In March, the state College Board adopted a list of 30 common core requirements they would accept from Mississippi community college students. “This is a step forward for us, and it is certainly going to help more people earn teaching degrees with a smooth transition and to be able to move within the state if they need to,” said

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City Traffic Department foreman Bert Day uses a propane torch to stick tape to the stop bars at Cherry and Chambers streets Monday morning. “It’s kind of spring cleaning, I guess you’d say,” Day said. He said crews used to paint the new lines

Pedophile ex-priest Gauthe out of jail LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A priest convicted of molesting children in one of the first of the modern church abuse scandals is out of jail after serving two years for violating the Texas sex offender registration law.

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aggravated crime against nature and other crimes. He was accused of molesting hundreds of children while a priest in New Iberia and Vermilion Parish between 1974 and 1983. He was arrested in

Texas in 1996 — the year after he got out of prison — and accused of fondling a 3-year-old boy. He received probation after pleading guilty in 1997 to injury to a child.

Moss Point man indicted in shooting death at store PASCAGOULA (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 56-yearold Moss Point man on capital murder and aggravated assault charges in connection with a shooting at a check cashing store. Marcus Herbert Harris was indicted on a capital murder charge in the shooting death of 63-yearold Sema Hall of Moss Point. The aggravated assault charge

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PUBLIC PROGRAMS Underage Drinking Prevention Town Hall Meeting — 6:30 tonight; sixth-grade youths and parents from all schools; Warrenton Elementary; sponsored by Make A Promise Coalition, Warren-Yazoo Mental Health and Vicksburg Family Development. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Dinner/Theater “Proud Mary’s Diner” — 6:30 p.m.

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Lions — Noon Wednesday; Jack Killgore and Jan Hoover of ERDC, Asian carp; Jacques’. TRIAD — 2 p.m. Wednesday; local Realtors Andrea Upchurch and Remy Massey, speakers; City Hall Annex. Elks BPOE No. 95 — 7 p.m. Wednesday; regular meeting; 1366 U.S. 61 South. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Vicksburg Alumni — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nelson-Cotton Building; 601-831-1320. VHS Class of 1975 — 9:30 a.m. Saturday; reunion planning; committee chairmen bring reports; all members urged to attend; LD’s Restaurant, Halls Ferry Road. T.K. Soul Undisputed No. 1 Fan Club — 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, second annual spring dance; American Legion, The Hut, 1618 Main St.; $5 in ad-

Kim Hartman, chairman of the department of curriculum and instruction at the University of Mississippi. Now, officials are working to develop common requirements for business administration and physical education, the next two most popular majors. When that’s done, others will follow. “There is no worry,” said Charlie Barnett, dean of instruction at Northeast Mississippi Community College. “People used to start at a community college, and there were rumors that one thing or another wouldn’t transfer. We can take the guesswork out of it. “We’ve had people this semester tell me they’re going to Mississippi State and then at the last minute, they decide they are going to Ole Miss. What does that do to them? If they’re in elementary education, they’re going to transfer the same number of hours.” The students must earn a “C” average in order for the course to be accepted by the four-year university. Students must earn at least 50 percent of their degree requirements directly from the four-year institution, but educators’ goal is to find common requirements that allow students in many majors to earn the other 50 percent at the community college. For some specialty majors, such as engineering, the student may still need to take more than half of his or her classes at the senior institution.

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churches Mount Olive M.B. — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; Kemp Burley, speaker; Leon Nelson Jr., pastor; 1925 Baldwin Ferry Road. Oakland Baptist — Circle of Friends bake sale, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; to benefit mission trip to Turkey; Super Junior, Oak Ridge Road.

resulted from injuries that store employee Willie Williams, then 74, also suffered in the shooting at A & B Check Cashers in Moss Point Court records show Harris is set to go to trial in Jackson County Circuit Court on May 12. Authorities said an argument over $125 resulted in the Dec. 26, 2009, fatal shooting.

BENEFITS Great Strides 5K for Cystic Fibrosis — 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday; across old Mississippi River Bridge and back; walkers turning in $100 or more receive a T-shirt; to register, Bovina Cafe Fundraiser — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; $7 chicken strip dinners; Bovina Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Willow Creek Drive.


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Drugs, cash missing in city burglaries Household goods, drugs and cash were missing in two residential burglaries Monday in Vicksburg, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 10:12 a.m., copper wire,

three water faucets valued at $80 together and two electrical boxes valued at $100 each were reported stolen in the 100 block of Cedars Road. About $209 and a prescription bottle of Lorcet valued at $35 were reported stolen in the 3000 block of Washington Street at 6:49 p.m.

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Slaying suspect says he didn’t know man was white supremacist By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press BRANDON — A 22-yearold man accused of stabbing an outspoken white supremacist to death in Mississippi has been denied bond in the case. Vincent McGee appeared in Rankin County Court today in a bulletproof vest and shackles. Judge Kent McDaniel set McGee’s arraignment for May 4, and McGee could enter a plea then.

Vincent McGee

Richard Barrett

McGee, 22, said that he didn’t learn until after Richard Barrett had been killed that he was a racist leader. McGee, who is

charged with murder, spoke outside the home where Barrett’s body was found stabbed, beaten and burned last week. “I know — now I do — I didn’t know at first,” McGee said of Barrett’s views. McGee blurted out comments even though deputies told him he was not allowed to do interviews. McGee wouldn’t comment on whether he killed Barrett, and was cheerful and joked with deputies. He also claimed to have killed

25 people, then smiled and stuck out his tongue. Deputies at the scene would not say what they were looking for during the search or whether they found it. Barrett, 67, was known for traveling the country promoting segregationist views. He founded a group called the Nationalist Movement and ran a school for skinheads in Mississippi. McGee was arrested and charged with murder just hours after Barrett’s body was

found Thursday in the rural Monterey community near the Jackson suburb of Pearl. McGee, a convicted felon, wore a yellow prison uniform Monday as seven deputies took him from Barrett’s house to a wooded area nearby. They searched tall grass near a dilapidated barn and then walked McGee down the street to his mother’s house, just two doors down from Barrett’s. Barrett was stabbed several times in the neck and bashed

in the head, police said. He had burns over 35 percent of his body, though investigators believe he was killed Wednesday, and his house set on fire the following day. Three others have been charged in the case. Albert Lewis, McGee’s stepfather, was charged with being an accessory after the fact, while Vicky and Michael Dent, a mother and son who live nearby, are charged with being accessories after the fact and arson.

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Oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana. has been blowing the oil away from the shore. But Swanson said the winds could shift later in the week and there’s concern about oil reaching the shore. So far, skimming vessels have collected more than 48,000 gallons of oily water. Meanwhile, remote control vehicles have been working around the clock underwater to try to stop the oil leak. Eleven people have been missing since last week’s explosion and are presumed dead.

16-year-old held in sexual assault JACKSON, Miss. — A 16-year-old has been charged in an alleged sexual assault involving a 12-year-old at Whitten Middle School last week, police said.

Lee Vance, assistant chief of the Jackson Police Department, said that the teen was arrested Sunday and charged with statutory rape. Vance said the alleged sexual assault happened Wednesday in the school building. A school official notified police on Thursday.

MUW to dedicate trees to 4 killed in fire COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women officials will dedicate trees in memory of four students who died in an Alabama fire in January. Rose bud trees have been planted in honor of Jamelia Brown, of Grenada; Jaslynn McGee, of Corinth; and cousins Catherine Ann Muse and Alondan Turner, both of Cordova, Ala.











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BATON ROUGE — Louisiana’s commissioner of higher education is voluntarily cutting her pay by more than half in the upcoming budget year, as colleges have been hit with several rounds of cuts. Sally Clausen is reducing her salary from $377,000 a year to $199,000. And she won’t take the $12,000 car allowance and $36,000 housing allowance she’d been receiving each year. That’s a $226,000 pay cut. Clausen spokeswoman Meg Casper has confirmed the reductions, which will take effect on July 1. Most of the reductions are in next year’s budget bill. Budget cuts over the last year and a half have sliced state funding to Louisiana colleges by $250 million.


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NEW ORLEANS — A sheen of oil that’s been covering an area in the Gulf of Mexico since an oil rig exploded off the Louisiana coast is growing, the Coast Guard said. Coast Guard Petty Officer Erik Swanson said that as of this morning, the sheen has grown to about 48 miles long and 80 miles wide at its widest. At the moment, the wind

The four died in a hotel fire in Hoover, Ala. The Thursday ceremony will take place in front of Kincannon Hall, where the students lived. Officials say memorial markers will be placed at each tree.


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PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Three people have been arrested for stealing parts from the Chevron refinery in Pascagoula and trading them for drugs, according to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd. Byrd identifies one of those arrested as 36-year-old David Randall Goff of Saraland, Ala., a man who worked at Baton Rouge-based Triad Electric and Controls Inc., a subcontractor at Chevron. Byrd said Goff was arrested this past week and released on $10,000 bond. No trial date has been set. The Mississippi Press reports that two other people arrested along with Goff have not been identified because they are cooperating with the investigation. Byrd said authorities have issued a warrant for Memphis Shane Riddle of Brewton, Ala., who they believe accepted the stolen parts in exchange for OyxContin. Byrd said investigators believe Riddle had subcontractor workers stealing the parts in exchange for drugs for the last five years.


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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 “Nevada or the Lost Mine” is presented at the theatre by an amateur company. • Capt. Jack Cassidy, with Andrew Brothers, is ill.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 George R. Wendling lectures on Stonewall Jackson. • Mrs. Stovall of Jackson and Mrs. Hughes of Edwards are guests of Mrs. Charles Peatross.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 The Cotton States League season opens. • Mrs. Annie Salmon undergoes surgery and dies. • C.E. Wright, city editor of the Herald, is ill.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Ensign Carlton Todd will visit home after graduation from Annapolis. • Mrs. N. Vick Robbins goes to Gulfport to attend a meeting of State Federation of Women’s Clubs. • The All Saints’ glee club appears in a recital here.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Busts of war Gov. Andrew John Brugg and Maj. Gen. John Parke of Pennsylvania are dedicated in the military park. • Walter P. Andrews, grand exalted ruler, visits the local lodge of Elks. • Mrs. Malmo Minter and Mrs. Ruth Biedenharn give a program in Yazoo City.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 C.H. Schumann, night watchman at Mississippi Lumber Company, is assaulted by an unknown assailant. • Electrical disturbances and high winds occur here. Rainfall totals 1.17 inches. • Sen. J.H. Culkin predicts an early adjournment of the Legislature. • A daughter is born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Lake.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 A capacity audience laughed and cried at the episodes in the life of “Little Women” portrayed by the senior class of Carr Central High School. • Redwood gives enthusiastic support to the rural development program. • A contract is awarded by the Mississippi Highway Commission for bed preparation and surfacing of approximately 3 miles of Oak Ridge Road.


50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Robert Mitchum stars in “Home from the Hill” at the Joy Theatre. • W.W. Scroggins, Madison Parish resident, dies.


40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Ceremonies are held for the dedication of the new plant of Central Industries. • William H. Tucker dies.

Existing law, if followed, would be plenty

30 YEARS AGO: 1980

laws were updated was in 1938, when penicillin was a “wonder drug” and radar was a secret, cutting-edge military technology. The Senate plans to take up a new food-safety bill that would update the FDA’s authority, allow it to dictate “best practices” for processing and preparing food and mandate more frequent inspections. The Food Safety Enhancement Act was approved by the House last summer. But why add programs such as a “food-tracking system” when basic inspections are not being done? The inspector general’s report details a system in urgent need of attention. Staffing for FDA foodsafety programs fell by 18 percent between 2003 and 2007, even as the number of U.S. food-processing plants climbed to 51,229. The number of inspectors has increased, but it remains below the level in 2003. The FDA took regulatory action

20 YEARS AGO: 1990

Most U.S. food-processing plants haven’t been inspected in at least five years. That unappetizing tidbit comes from a new report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s inspector general. It documents an outdated and ineffective federal food-safety program with too few inspectors and too little funding. Moreover, it documents a fact that miffs a lot of people. Government already has plenty of responsibilities. Why not perform those with some degree of efficiency before taking on staggering new duties? Forget the overseas food-processing plants that have been responsible for several recent food-safety scares such as contaminated seafood and powdered milk. The FDA doesn’t even have enough inspectors to visit U.S. processing plants. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. The last time U.S. food-safety

to force compliance in about half of the instances in which inspectors uncovered serious problems. In the rest, the FDA either reclassified the findings as less serious violations or did nothing. In about 36 percent of cases in which serious problems were found, the FDA didn’t conduct follow-up inspections to ensure that the violations had been corrected. Some 76 million Americans contract a food-borne illness every year. Most cases are mild, but about 325,000 people are hospitalized and about 5,000 die each year from those illnesses. The report released last week is not the first to document failings in U.S. food-safety programs, nor will it be the last word. Congress wants to respond by passing new laws when there’s nothing wrong with the existing laws — except a lack of enforcement.

Farrah Nicole Martin and Andrea Lynn Martin, sisters, celebrate birthdays. • Billy Joe Templeton and Danny Uzzle are injured in a motorcycle accident. Missouri Developers are trying to buy the Rivertown Inn and the Aeolian apartments, planning to convert them to upscale homes. • Stacy Elkins of Warren Central signs a softball scholarship with Meridian Community College.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 A new police precinct building opens on Halls Ferry Road at Lane Street. • Jennifer S. Graham is initiated into Phi Delta Phi honor society at University of Mississippi School of Law. • Ricky McAlister and Ayla Williams are crowned king and queen at Porters Chapel Academy’s prom.

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Tea party groups avoiding structure, organization Mississippi has plenty of fed-upwith government conservatives who write letters to the editor, post comments on websites and attend rallies to protest what they see as federal intrusion into Americans’ private lives. Several tea party groups have sprung up across the state in the past year, but trying to pinpoint the number of people involved is difficult, largely because the groups aren’t setting formal structures for membership. “It’s a grass-roots organization. We don’t want to create a hierarchy,” said Rocky Ruello, who lives in the Jackson area and has been communications chairman for The Mississippi Tea Party, which hosted a rally and march April 17 in Jackson. In recent interviews with The Associated Press, some leaders and spokesmen of tea party groups around the state said they don’t want to become traditional political parties that would field their own candidates or raise money to fund campaigns.



Some leaders and spokesmen of tea party groups around the state said they don’t want to become traditional political parties that would field their own candidates or raise money to fund campaigns.

“We do not aspire for a political party at all. Explicitly no,” said Bill Ford of Como, vice chairman of a group called The Tea Party of Mississippi, which, despite the similar name, has a separate website from The Mississippi Tea Party. “We plan to do one thing and one thing only,” Ford told AP. “We are going to hold the feet to the fire of the politicians who do not uphold the Constitution and do not uphold the promises of being representative of us.”

Mississippi does not require voters to register by party affiliation, so tracking the number of people who consider themselves Republicans or Democrats is also a bit tricky. But the major parties have formal structures across the state with county and state executive committees, and they have a record of fielding candidates and winning or losing public offices. Republicans have the most to gain if tea-party conservatives turn out in droves to vote in elections because

the tea partiers clearly aren’t enamored with the Democratic leadership in Washington. Ford said he believes President Barack Obama is “a Muslim Socialist.” (Obama has said publicly that he’s Christian.) Mississippi Republican Party chairman Brad White said in February that tea party groups helped gather signatures for a petition that’s putting a voter identification initiative on the November 2011 ballot. “Without the tea party, 9-12 and other patriot groups, we couldn’t have been successful,” White said. “We need to be embracing them and encouraging them to join the party of their beliefs.” That’s not to say that the tea party folks love all the Republicans. At a tax day rally in Jones County, the Laurel Leader Call reported that one person toted a sign criticizing big federal spending by Mississippi’s senior U.S. senator, Republican Thad Cochran. Some tea party members are more emphatic than others in expressing

their views — and others, frankly, have tried to distance themselves from the more vocal participants. A photograph published in The Sun Herald showed a man at an April 15 tea party rally in Gulfport wearing a T-shirt with the slogan: “Barack Obama Sucks.” The Clarion-Ledger published a photo of a man holding an upside-down American flag — a sign of distress — from an April 17 tea party rally that started at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds and moved to the state Capitol. Grant Sowell, a tea party leader in Tupelo, said he believes “the liberal media” have unfairly portrayed the movement as racist. “What we find is, overwhelmingly, most of your tea party activists are outraged by the one idiotic guy in the crowd who comes up with a sign that does not represent the movement,” Sowell said. •

Emily Wagster Pettus lives in Jackson and covers Mississippi for The Associated Press.

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Fears linger years after civil rights era Family still feeling effects of Till’s death ATLANTA (AP) — More than 50 years after Emmett Till was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman, one of his relatives still worries that her brother might suffer violence for being a black man married to a white woman. Emmett “There’s a Till big fear still of seeing black boys with white girls,” said Priscilla Sterling, whose grandfather was a cousin of Till’s mother. “There’s still this concept of they’re going to look at you and they’re going to get you.” “Even though my brother and his white wife live in California, where things are supposed to be better, I still have this fear that something might happen to him,” she added. Sterling, a 40-year-old mother of five, hadn’t even been born in 1955 when her cousin was killed while visiting family in Mississippi, his

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Priscilla Sterling and children, Johnna, 12, and Emmett, 5 body pulled from a river three days later. Still, her family feels the ripple of his slaying — often struggling to feel safe in their hometown of Jackson, Miss. The 14-year-old Chicago boy’s death and the widely circulated photos of his mutilated body were a catalyst for the civil rights movement. Two white men charged in the killing, Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam, were acquitted by an all-white jury. They confessed to the killing in a 1956 Look magazine article. Sterling was in Atlanta on

Friday and Saturday to meet with about 60 other family members of victims of civil rights era slayings at a retreat organized by the Syracuse University College of Law’s Cold Case Justice Initiative, which reviews documents and talks to witnesses in hopes that law enforcement will reopen longclosed investigations. As a child, Sterling was mostly unaware of the significance of Till’s death. It was something the grown-ups talked about behind closed doors. But she felt the effects in her family’s fear and distrust of interracial relationships.

And even though her generation seemed to have gotten past it — her brother and sister each have white spouses — she was surprised at her own feelings when her 17-year-old son brought home his Hispanic girlfriend. “I didn’t realize I hadn’t gotten past it until the girl came over to the house, a beautiful girl, and my son said, ‘Mom, we’re going to the mall.’ I panicked, all of a sudden I just had this anxiety attack,” she said. “I didn’t realize I still had this fear of interracial couples.” She was afraid her son would be ridiculed. Or worse. Sterling brought two of her children — Emmett, 5, and Johnna, 12 — and her aunt with her to the retreat. Another retreat participant, Lewis Allen, grew up in Mississippi hearing the stories of his grandfather who was shot in 1964, three years after he witnessed the killing of civil rights worker Herbert Lee. Allen’s grandfather had been harassed before his death. “My grandmother would tell all of us the stories of Mississippi, the good ones as well as the bad ones,” said Allen, of Baton Rouge. “But...we would notice that she would have to dismiss herself...and she’d be in her room crying.”

Natural resources chief tapped for Landrieu’s spot BATON ROUGE (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal nominated his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, on Monday to serve as interim lieutenant governor. If approved by lawmakers, Angelle will take over the office after Mitch Landrieu leaves next week to become the mayor of New Orleans. “He’s a public servant to the core. He’s got an incredible work ethic, perhaps only outmatched by his heart,” Jindal said of Angelle when he announced his choice. The appointment will last until either a new lieutenant governor is elected or the office is abolished, as Jindal proposes. Angelle, a Democrat from Breaux Bridge, cannot take the office until both the House and Senate approve his appointment. Louisiana’s lieutenant governor oversees the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and manages parks, museums, the state library and tourism efforts. Angelle said he wouldn’t greatly restructure the office when he takes control. “I have a history of working with folks that I inherit. I don’t intend to go over there and begin to make radical changes,” Angelle said. “But we’ll be committed to excellence even though it is a short period of time.” Asked whether he was given a mandate to shrink the size of the office, Angelle replied,

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Jindal said. The governor is asking lawmakers and voters to abolish the position entirely. Despite that, Jindal said he’d heard from business leaders, state lawmakers and local officials seeking the appointment. How long the Jindal appointment would last depends on whether legislation passes to do away with the elected position. Jindal proposed the idea as a cost-cutting move. Lawmakers will debate the bill by Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Jefferson, in the current legislative session. It would take a constitutional change, which requires approval from twothirds of lawmakers and a majority of voters. House and Senate leaders have said it is unlikely to gain support from lawmakers. If voters and lawmakers agree to abolish the post, it would disappear in January. If the constitutional amendment doesn’t pass, Jindal’s appointee to the lieutenant governor’s office would leave the position when someone is

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elected to fill the rest of Landrieu’s term. The primary election to fill the seat will be Oct. 2, with a runoff Nov. 2. At least three people have announced their intention to run for the job, and a dozen more have said they’re considering bids. The announced candidates are all Republicans: Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis and state Republican Party Chairman Roger Villere. Angelle has agreed not to run for the job.


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On motion of Alderman Mayfield, seconded by Mayor Winfield, the Board proceeded to take up the following Budget Amendment to FY 2009-2010 Budget as follows: CITY OF VICKSBURG Budget Amendments Fiscal Year 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2010 Amendment Date 3/15/2010 GENERAL FUND 0010 Police 0010210 EXPENSE 00102109 Police, Capital Expenditures, Original Budget 434,168.00

Account Date of Number Amendment 00102109 59210 3/15/2010

Amount of Amendment -3,410.00

Reason For Amendment Transfer for JAG Grant

Total for this Amendment -3,410.00 00102109 Amended Expense Budget including this Amendment 568,758.00 Total Amendment(s) for Department 0010210 -3,410.00 Police Total Revenue Amendment (s) for Fund 0.00 GENERAL FUND 0010 Total Expense Amendment (s) for Fund -3,410.00 Ordered this the 15th day of February, 2010, The Budget Amendment was voted upon as follows: YEAS: Mayor Winfield, Alderman Mayfield NAYS: None Pursuant to the foregoing vote the Budget Amendment for the FY 2009-2010 General Fund 0010 was unanimously adopted. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg This the 15th day of March, 2009.


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Account Date of Number Amendment 16606839 59230 3/15/2010

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Ford posts $2.1B profit on strong sales DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. said today it earned $2.1 billion in the first quarter, another sign the economy is improving as people spend more on bigticket items like cars. The automaker expects to be solidly profitable this year, a year earlier than its previous guidance. Ford said its net income per share was 50 cents for the quarter. That’s an aboutface from the same period


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ment designed to lose value. Tourre famously called himself in a January 2007 e-mail “The fabulous Fab ... standing in the middle of all these complex, ... exotic trades he created.” The Securities and Exchange Commission this month filed a civil fraud case against Goldman, saying it misled investors about securities tied to home loans. The SEC says Goldman concocted mortgage investments without telling buyers they had been put together with help from a hedge fund client, Paulson & Co., that was betting on the investments to

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trove of some 2 million e-mails and other Goldman documents obtained in an 18-month investigation. Excerpts from the documents were released Monday, a day before the hearing bringing CEO Lloyd Blankfein and the others before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. Blankfein said in his prepared testimony that Goldman didn’t bet against its clients and can’t survive without their trust. Also appearing today: Fabrice Tourre, a Goldman trading executive who, federal regulators say, marketed an invest-


WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEO of Goldman Sachs and other executives from the Wall Street powerhouse are coming before Congress 10 days after the government accused the firm of fraud. The Senate panel hearing their testimony today alleges that Goldman used a strategy that allowed it to profit from the housing meltdown and reap billions at the expense of clients. Goldman executives misled investors in complex mortgage securities that turned toxic, investigators for the Senate subcommittee say. They point to a


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Salt taking a cut in groceries, menus NEW YORK (AP) — Six- of the company’s ongoing teen food companies plan commitment to sodium reducto cut the amount of salt tion. Heinz has already cut in bacon, flavored rice and sodium in Bagel Bites frozen dozens of other products as pizza snacks by more than 20 part of a national effort to percent, for example. Most health organizations reduce American’s sodium recommend a range of 1,500 to consumption by 20 percent. Companies including H.J. 2,400 milligrams of salt a day for healthy Heinz Co., Kraft Foods Mark Broadhurst, director adults. ConInc. and Starof corporate affairs for suming too much salt can bucks will Mars Foods, said the lead to health commit to the voluntary company would cut the problems including high National Salt salt in its Uncle Ben’s blood presReduction Initiative, a pub- flavored rice products by sure, stroke and cardiovaslic-private 25 percent over five years. cular disease. partnership “If we initiated by New York City, Mayor Michael reduced our sodium intake B l o o m b e r g a n n o u n c e d to recommended levels, we would prevent 44,000 to 92,000 Monday. “Sodium is a major cause of deaths per year in the United high blood pressure, which in States and save $10 billion turn can lead to heart attack to $24 billion in health care and stroke,” Bloomberg costs per year,” New York City Health Commissioner said. Mark Broadhurst, direc- Dr. Thomas Farley said. But Lori Roman, president tor of corporate affairs for Mars Foods, said the com- of the Salt Institute, a trade pany would cut the salt in association, said the initiaits Uncle Ben’s flavored rice tive was “not based on sound products by 25 percent over science.” “The Italians eat about 40 five years. “When it comes to reduc- percent more sodium than ing sodium, if you can make Americans, yet they have it here you can make it any- better cardiovascular health than Americans,” Roman where,” Broadhurst said. Lanette Kovachi, corporate said. “So it’s not the sodium. dietitian for Subway, said the It’s an overall diet high in sandwich chain has already fruits and vegetables.” The salt reduction initiative cut sodium by 30 percent in its European outlets and is has set a goal of cutting the working on reducing salt in salt in 62 categories of packaged foods and 25 categoits U.S. restaurants. “We’re actively working ries of restaurant foods by 25 with our food suppliers to percent over five years. That reduce sodium in all of our would lead to a reduction in the nation’s salt intake by 20 menu items,” she said. Heinz had announced that percent, health officials said. The program is modeled the company would reduce sodium by 15 percent in all on a similar initiative in the the ketchup it sells in the U.S. United Kingdom, where food makers have reduced salt starting May 1. Heinz spokesman Michael levels by 40 percent or more Mullen said the move is part in some products.

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Kandahar battle might be tougher than expected WASHINGTON (AP) — The American-led effort to gain control of southern Afghanistan is off to a slow start and the political clock is ticking as U.S. troops head into what could be the bloodiest fight yet in the eight-year war. The U.S. and its NATO allies last week set a goal of starting to transfer control of Afghanistan to the central government by the end of the year, and President Barack Obama has said U.S. troops must start leaving in 2011. But the slow pace of progress makes it less likely Obama can meet these tight deadlines, and it’s not clear if he can buy more time: He has struggled to persuade Congress to commit troops based on the current schedule. The expanded U.S. campaign began in late winter in the small farming hamlets of Marjah, in Helmand Province, and has advanced more slowly than expected, officials said. Now U.S. and NATO troops face a much more formidable task: securing Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban and the area from which al-Qaida planned the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, has described the cam-

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U.S. Army Lt. David Cummings talks on the radio while patrolling areas in the Kandahar province of Afghanistan. paign in Afghanistan’s south as a slowly rising tide that will require time and patience. He and other military officials also have warned of an inevitable rise in casualties. “I think we’ve been very clear for months now that this was going to be a very difficult fight in the south, and tried to set expectations, as tragic as it is, for these losses,” Adm. Mike Mullen, Obama’s top military adviser and head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said. The drive this summer to secure Kandahar was supposed to build on the success of the much smaller Marjah operations. But so far the U.S. and NATO haven’t achieved their goals in Marjah, military and civilian

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that investors who lost millions when Merck & Co. pulled its blockbuster pain drug Vioxx off the market can go ahead with a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant. The high court agreed with a federal appeals court’s decision to allow a class-action securities lawsuit. The suit was over whether the drugmaker provided adequate information about the risks of its former blockbuster painkiller Vioxx before it was pulled from the market. Investors lost tens of billions of dollars in shareholder value overnight after Merck withdrew Vioxx. The Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based company pulled the drug on Sept. 30, 2004, because it doubled the risks of heart attack, stroke and death. Investors have two years to sue a company accused of defrauding investors. Merck argued that the two-year clock began when the first

hint of Vioxx trouble was made public in September 2001. Investors argued that the two-year time limit should not have been started in 2001. Justice Stephen Breyer, writing a unanimous judgment for the court, agreed with the investors. “The plaintiff’s suit is timely,” he said. After it pulled Vioxx from the market, Merck was sued by shareholders, patients and survivors claiming Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes, and from insurance plans seeking reimbursement for their costs for covering Vioxx prescriptions. Merck says the investors should have known from public information that there could be problems with the drug because the regulatory Food and Drug Administration had issued warnings to Merck about Vioxx risks late in September 2001. A federal judge agreed and dismissed the November 2003 lawsuit, ruling it was filed

On motion of Alderman Mayfield, seconded by Alderman Beauman, the Board proceeded to take up the following Budget Amendment to FY 2009-2010 Budget as follows: CITY OF VICKSBURG Budget Amendments Fiscal Year 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2010 Amendment Date 3/10/2010 SEWER OPERATING FUND 4030 Waste Water Treatment Plant 4030723 EXPENSE 40307236 Waste Water Treatment, Services Expenditures, Original Budget 476,870.00

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Total for this Amendment 3,000.00 40307235 Amended Expense Budget including this Amendment 95,150.00 Total Amendment(s) for Department 4030723 0.00 Waste Water Treatment Plant Total Revenue Amendment (s) for Fund 0.00 SEWER OPERATING FUND 4030 Total Expense Amendment (s) for Fund 0.00 Ordered this the 10th day of March, 2010, The Budget Amendment was voted upon as follows: YEAS: Mayor Winfield, Alderman Mayfield, Alderman Beauman NAYS: None Pursuant to the foregoing vote the Budget Amendment for the FY 2009-2010 Sewer Operating Fund was unanimously adopted

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after the two-year statute of limitations expired. But the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision, allowing the many shareholder lawsuits, now consolidated in federal court, to proceed. The appeals court said the investors could not have known more than two years ahead of time of the possible wrongdoing.

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Merck has not proved otherwise, said Justice Antonin Scalia in a seperate opinion. “Merck has not shown that respondents actually discovered (possible wrongdoing) more than two years before bringing suit,” said Scalia, who was joined in his separate opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas.


601-631-0400 1601 N. Frontage • Vicksburg, MS On motion of Alderman Mayfield, seconded by Mayor Winfield, the Board proceeded to take up the following Budget Amendment to FY 2009-2010 Budget as follows: CITY OF VICKSBURG Budget Amendments Fiscal Year 10/01/2009 to 09/30/2010 Amendment Date 3/01/2010 GENERAL FUND 0010 Parks & Recreation 0010550 EXPENSE 00105506 Parks & Recreation, Services Expenditures, Original Budget 248,160.00

Account Date of Number Amendment 00105506 56820 3/01/2010

Amount of Amendment -20,000.00

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Total for this Amendment -20,000.00 00105506 Amended Expense Budget including this Amendment 228,160.00 EXPENSE 00105505 Parks & Recreation, Supplies Expenditures, Original Budget 44,500.00

Account Date of Number Amendment 00105505 55810 3/01/2010

Amount of Amendment 20,000.00

Reason For Amendment Increase for Equipment Purchase

Total for this Amendment 20,000.00 00105505 Amended Expense Budget including this Amendment 64,500.00 Total Amendment(s) for Department 0010550 0.00 Parks & Recreation Total Revenue Amendment (s) for Fund 0.00 GENERAL FUND 0010 Total Expense Amendment (s) for Fund 0.00 Ordered this the 1st day of March, 2010, The Budget Amendment was voted upon as follows: YEAS: Mayor Winfield, Alderman Mayfield NAYS: None Pursuant to the foregoing vote the Budget Amendment for the FY 2009-2010 General Fund 0010 was unanimously adopted. The Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg This the 1st day of March, 2009. /s/ Paul E. Winfield Paul E. Winfield, Mayor

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officials said, as the government has been slow to provide services and villagers have not rallied in large numbers to the Kabul-based government. “We’re still moving forward more slowly than the people would like,” Mark Sedwill, NATO’s senior civilian representative, said on a trip to Marjah this month. Sedwill still sees overall progress, and other civilian reconstruction specialists said it was unrealistic to expect a smoothly operating local government little more than two months after the initial assault on Marjah. Two senior Pentagon officials who visited Marjah in recent weeks said the Marines who provide the backbone of secu-

rity in the district are not getting enough tips from the villagers or spending enough time with local leaders. People are hanging back, afraid to throw their lot with the government even if they hate the Taliban, military officials said, and the opportunity to win their trust is fading. The worry among military strategists is that if their tactics don’t take hold in Marjah, with a population of roughly 80,000, what will happen in Kandahar? The site of heavy fighting with the Soviets in the 1980s, Kandahar became a command post and spiritual homeland for the Taliban and al-Qaida in the 1990s before the 2001 NATO-led invasion. If they are not aiding the Taliban directly, Kandahar’s 1 million-plus inhabitants are seen as sympathetic toward the militants and skeptical of the new Afghan government. U.S. special operations forces already have begun arriving in districts surrounding Kandahar’s city center, focusing on districts where the Afghan central government has little or no authority. This June, NATO and the United States plan to greatly expand military operations in Kandahar after the bulk of the 30,000-troop buildup arrives.

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Total for this Amendment -3,000.00 40307236 Amended Expense Budget including this Amendment 473,870.00 EXPENSE 40307235 Waste Water Treatment, Supplies Expenditures, Original Budget 92,150.00

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nyson Thompson lived with Tennyson’s grandmother in Edwards, Martha Thompson. She said the wreck occurred as the sisters were headed to Jackson from Edwards. “Tennyson had a doctor’s appointment,” she said. “They were good girls,” she said, “and they had a lot of friends.” Linda Thompson said her nieces had lived with their mother, Clara Thompson Drake and stepfather Bobby Drake, in Wichita Falls,

Texas, before returning to the state a few years ago. “They liked it better here in Mississippi,” she said. Tennyson Thompson was a nursing student at Hinds Community College in Raymond, and Tashalon Thompson was the mother of two sons, ages 4 and 6. Walker said the wreckage held westbound traffic at a near standstill with only one lane open for about three hours. Eastbound lanes were not affected, he said.

Insurance Continued from Page A1. fication today reassuring employers that neither they nor their workers will face a tax hit if companies extend benefits immediately. The extended coverage will be available under the law after Sept. 23. But some employers weighing whether to offer it immediately were wondering if they’d have to withhold additional federal taxes from parents to cover the value of the benefit. Last week, several major national insurers announced they would move up the effective date of the extension so recent graduates or those with a birthday in 2010 don’t experience a break in coverage. The industry move came after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius worked behind the scenes to encourage the companies individually to act. Despite the administration’s efforts, some families may have to wait until 2011 to get their kids covered, particularly if the parents are working for a large employer, benefits experts say. Employers are also trying to figure out how to price the coverage. There could be sizable differences in cost. With college graduations just weeks away — and the economy still uncertain — the No. 1 inquiry corporate benefit managers are getting from employees is how they can keep their adult children on the company plan, said Paul Dennett, vice president for health reform at the American Benefits Council. “I think there are a few questions that need to be clarified so people can make sure if they’re making the right decision, and they do it in the right way,” Dennett said. His group represents human resources departments. Currently, the age at which young adults lose parental coverage varies widely. Most plans cover dependents until they graduate from college, but many kids don’t go to college. An estimated 485,000 young adults would gain coverage from the provision, a

much touted early benefit of the new law. “Expanding the opportunity for younger Americans to get insurance coverage is a top priority for the administration,” Sebelius said. “This is a group of people who have traditionally either been unable to afford coverage or have not had access to it.” However, under the health care overhaul law, there may be a lag in when employers start to offer the new benefit. That’s because the law says the coverage extension is effective for the first plan year on or after Sept. 23. For most company plans, the new plan year doesn’t start until Jan. 1, 2011. Some young adults currently insured could experience a break in coverage. “Most employer plans are on a calendar-year date,” Dennett said. “For most employers, this requirement will take effect Jan. 1, 2011.” Workplace health insurance is tax-free to the worker, and tax-deductible for the employer. The overhaul law applies that principle to new benefits such as the coverage extension. But employers considering immediate action ahead of the Sept. 23 effective date were concerned that would prompt the IRS to deem the value of the coverage taxable income. The Treasury announcement today was aimed at erasing that concern. That still leaves one major issue: How employers will charge for the new coverage. They could spread the cost across their entire pool of employees with family coverage. Or they could charge families that elect to cover their young adults a separate premium, likely higher. “There is no free lunch, so there will be an incremental cost,” said Ron Fontanetta, a principal with the consulting firm TowersWatson. He believes a majority of employers will keep things simple and raise overall family premiums modestly. But it may still be noticeable — 5 percent to 10 percent.

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

Gleneva Bowman Flowers LYNWOOD, Ill. — Services for Gleneva Bowman Flowers, formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Ararat M.B. Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 until 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with family present from 5 until 7 and at the church Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service. Mrs. Flowers died Wednesday, April 21, 2010, in Lynwood, Ill. She was 93. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Ararat M.B. Church.

Ernestine Queen Ernestine Queen died Sunday, April 25, 2010. She

was 55. She was preceded in death by her father, Jake O’Quinn; and two brothers, Warren Bracy and Joseph King. Survivors include her husband, Alexander Queen of Vicksburg; two daughters, April Johnson and Stacy O’Quinn, both of Byram; her mother, Lucille Bracey of Vicksburg; a brother, Leroy King of Chicago; three sisters, Lorine King and Lucille Albert, both of Vicksburg, and Thelma Hubbard of San Francisco; two grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Tashalon Thompson Tennyson Thompson Sisters Tashalon Thompson, 26, of Jackson and Tennyson Thompson, 20, of Edwards, died Monday, April 26, 2010, as the result of an automobile accident. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

here comes another set of lockers, then here comes a wall coming to me,” Frith said, sporting abrasions on his face and right arm. “I thought I could move it out the way, but it was too strong for me. Then all of a sudden the wind changed and blew all that away from me. That’s how I got out.” He compared the Saturday’s storm to the Dec. 5, 1953, tornado that destroyed much of downtown Vicksburg, one he recalls as a 4-year-old waiting in his family’s pickup for his mother’s shift to end at the downtown Sears. “I still don’t know where my hard hat is — it took off like a jet!” Frith said. A liquid nitrogen leak at the plant has been contained, but the plant’s west side was pummeled by the lid of a chemical storage tank and several rail cars that tumbled onto their sides. The “wedge tornado” cut a 200-mile path of destruction through Madison Parish and parts of at least six counties in central and north Mississippi, including the Eagle Lake community in Warren County where Sheriff Martin Pace said 11 homes were lost on Sea Island Drive. Dozens more were damaged. There were no fatalities in Madison Parish or Warren County. The National Weather Service estimates the tornado reached EF-3 intensity over Eagle Lake, with winds between 130 and 150 mph, then hit EF-4 over Yazoo County, where four of the 10 deaths attributed to the storm were reported. Gov. Haley Barbour had declared a state of emergency for Mississippi counties in the tornado’s path. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared Madison Parish a disaster area. About 70 to 75 plant employees will keep their jobs and



essentially work as security guards during regular shifts until inspectors with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality deem the facility safe to reopen, sales manager Travis Melton said Monday, adding that only three workers being injured was “truly a blessing.” DEQ estimates a complete safety assessment will take place by Thursday after brake fluid spilled during the storm is removed and an 18,000-gallon propane tank is emptied. Elsewhere at the port, no work stoppages were expected at Terral River Service and Northrup Grumman, which escaped the tornado’s path by a few hundred yards. Farther west, the dust has settled back onto the Willow Bayou community’s gravel roads amid shards of twisted metal and wooden planks — making up what’s left of the neighborhood’s modest brick homes and double-wide trailers. Thirteen members of Janice Thornton’s family, including her husband, Billy, and her 91-year-old mother-in-law, Eloyse, found themselves clinging to one another when the storm hit. “We were all nearly sucked out the hallway,” Thornton said while eating lunch at a shelter established at Willow Bayou Baptist Church, left untouched except for a few missing roof shingles. It quickly became a gathering hub for the community, about six miles northwest of Tallulah. “It sounded like a train that got louder and louder — oh, my gosh, it was terrifying.” Others described sights of a darkening midday sky. “It was just like, rain, and then black,” said Carol Frith, who is not related to Gene Frith. She was recovering from surgery and decided to get some rest just after 11 a.m., around the same time

the first calls came about a tornado being spotted. “My mattress is by a neighbor’s yard now — wrapped around a tree. I’m just thrilled to be alive.” Food, water and ice were donated to the shelter by other churches and by the Town of Tallulah, said Pastor Martin Parker. “Many are out of a job, so it’s quite an economic impact,” said Mayor Eddie Beckwith, who visited the shelter Monday. “(Tallulah proper) wasn’t hit as bad, and we’re thankful for it.” Jobs picking up metal weren’t hard to come by for members of Delta Mennonite Church, who trekked from Transylvania in East Carroll Parish donning bonnets and flowing, flowery dresses to pick gnarled metal and other debris from farmer Jackie Haddox’s cornfield not far from the chemical plant and the 206-year-old New Morning Star Baptist Church, leveled by the tornado. “We’re picking up debris for the farmer,” said Cayla Schroeder, 25, a member of the denomination that is known for helping neighbors in times of disaster. By Monday, Entergy crews and others had restored power to nearly all parish residents, except in Willow Bayou and the chemical plant, said Maj. Neal Horath of the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office, adding deputies have kept security around affected neighborhoods tight. Only one item, a power drill, was reported missing as a result of homes left unoccupied due to storm damage and has been returned to its owner, Horath said. About 22 people in Willow Bayou have been assisted at the church shelter by Red Cross volunteers from the organization’s Northeast Louisiana chapter, emergency services director Carroll Babb said.

AmeriCorps Continued from Page A1. uation some people have lost their lives. Some have lost everything,” Mohr said. AmeriCorps NCCC established one of its six national centers on the campus of the former All Saints’ Episcopal School in 2009. From here, young people who sign up for the program fan out to perform community service jobs in several states. Katlyn DeMayo, 24, of Liberty, N.Y., said she also had mixed emotions this morning. “I’m really excited to get in there and help these people out,” she said. NCCC Public Relations Specialist Erika Roberts said the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service is coordinating disaster response efforts with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency along with NCCC, which will reportedly be working as needed by the American Red Cross.

Roberts said she expects the group to offer assistance for the next few weeks. Monetary donations and shelter relief items are being sought by local charitable and humanitarian organizations to help tornado victims across the state. “We’re asking for blankets, tarps, cleaning supplies,” said Lt. JoAnn Frazier of the Vicksburg Salvation Army. She said those items, as well as canned food, bottled water and bath towels, can be dropped off at the office at 530 Mission 66. The local American Red Cross and Salvation Army are also seeking cash donations, which can be made online. The Red Cross Chapter is at 908 Cherry St. Also, a group of wrestlers heading to Vicksburg for a weekend show are planning a meet-and-greet to aid storm victims. Details were


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being worked out, said Erin Powell, Vicksburg Convention Center sales and marketing manager, but for a fee fans can meet several of the TNA wrestlers. Funds will be donated to the United Way and Red Cross, she said. Those wanting to volunteer can register with Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service. Volunteers can register online at www. or by calling 888-353-1793. The MCVS has established an emergency Volunteer Reception Center in Yazoo City at 1601 County Barn Road. Volunteers are asked to be on stand-by until they are contacted. AmeriCorps members get food, housing and a stipend during their service and upon completion of the program are eligible for other aid, including tuition assistance.


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

LOCAL FORECAST thursday-friday Mostly cloudy; showers and thunderstorms likely Friday; highs in the lower 80s, lows in the lower 70s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT Mostly clear; chance of showers north; lows in the lower 40s wednesDAY-friday Mostly cloudy; chance of showers and thunderstorms; highs in the mid80s, lows in the lower 70s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 77º Low/past 24 hours............... 54º Average temperature......... 66º Normal this date................... 69º Record low..............42º in 1992 Record high............87º in 1970 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.............. 0.08 inch This month..............1.55 inches Total/year.............. 14.54 inches Normal/month......5.14 inches Normal/year........ 21.45 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Wednesday: A.M. Active............................ 5:12 A.M. Most active...............11:25 P.M. Active............................. 5:39 P.M. Most active................11:53 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:40 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:41 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:20

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 26.8 | Change: -1.0 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 17.0 | Change: -0.6 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 17.7 | Change: -2.2 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 18.5 | Change: -1.0 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 19.5 | Change: +0.8 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 11.9 | Change: +3.8 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................74.5 River....................................74.0

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Wednesday........................... 30.2 Thursday................................ 33.1 Friday....................................... 35.0 Memphis Wednesday........................... 11.3 Thursday................................ 13.3 Friday....................................... 15.9 Greenville Wednesday........................... 29.6 Thursday................................ 29.4 Friday....................................... 29.7 Vicksburg Wednesday........................... 26.7 Thursday................................ 26.1 Friday....................................... 25.9


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

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The numbers: 10 dead, 49 injured, 700 homes damaged By Emily Wagster Pettus and Shelia Byrd The Associated Press YAZOO CITY — Some Mississippi residents cracked jokes Monday to keep from crying while they looked for salvageable items among the rubble left by severe storms that killed 12 people over the weekend. State officials were tallying the cost of the damage so they could ask for an emergency declaration from President Barack Obama, along with federal funds to help clean up the mess. The latest figures Monday were grim: In Mississippi alone, nearly 700 homes were damaged, 49 people injured and 10 killed. Two others died in storms in Alabama. Nancy Luke stepped carefully through fallen cinderblocks, cracked mirrors and a broken disco ball in what used to be the Yazoo City bar she managed, Wendy’s On the Hill. The bar was in the center of the milewide swath of destruction. Luke said she and the owner, Wendy Douglas, have been joking with each other to fend off tears. “She’s a neat freak. This is usually the cleanest bar in town, I tell you,” Luke said. Most of the bar was obliterated, but the office and the restrooms still stood. Luke said she found three rolls of toilet paper still stacked in a pyramid on a tray in the women’s room. The tornado flung a blue

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Bret Ruschewski, the landlord of Wendy’s on the Hill, a Yazoo City bar, takes a break from his cleanup Monday. He said he metal trash container from outside the bar three miles away while dumping most of its contents next to the slab of the building: dozens of brown Bud Light and Miller Lite beer bottles, most of which were unbroken. Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour was spending part of the day in neighborhoods of his native Yazoo City talking privately with residents. “When you know everybody, it’s harder,” said Barbour, whose home was not damaged in Saturday’s tornado. Federal Emergency Man-

agement Agency teams were working with state officials to assess the damage. The storm system began in Louisiana before cutting a path some 150 miles long through Mississippi and continuing to Alabama. Storm surveyors were working Monday to determine whether the damage was caused by a single tornado or multiple twisters. National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Agre said tornadic winds have been measured at 160 miles an hour along much of the path, with some areas hit with even

hoped to recover all usable items before “looters get to it.”

Mississippi victims Choctaw County • Andra Patterson, 3 months • Tyanna Jobe, 9 • Brittany Jobe, 14 • Mary Yates, 58 • Bobby Yates, 57. stronger winds. By comparison, the scale used to measure hurricane intensity tops off at a category

Yazoo County • James E. Harrison, 64 • Elizabeth Nicole “Nikki” Bradshaw Carpenter, 31 • Carlton Gould, no age available • Stella Martin, 78 Holmes County • The Rev. Esley Brown, 70

for storms 155 mph and above. Hurricanes, however, cover a wider area. “Tornadoes are on a much

tighter scale, when the winds are twisting that fast. It’s a bit more devastating to that location,” he said. Mississippi, like many other states, does not operate a statewide method of alerting residents about severe weather, such as thunderstorms and tornadoes. That responsibility is often left up to local governments that rely on warning sirens, phone calls and radios after receiving an alert from the National Weather Service. Many residents have said they were warned a tornado was coming by local television or other means. Lynn Cunningham didn’t hear any sirens before the twister ripped off the roof of her home. “My two boys were inside watching it on TV, but then the power went out right before it hit,” Cunningham said. Some people whose homes were hit hard managed to make it out safely, and were working to salvage what they could. Morgan Hayden and Joe Moton huddled with other relatives in the home’s bathroom during the storm. The 27-year-old Hayden and 31-year-old Moton had planned to marry in a small ceremony in Arkansas on Monday, but with little left besides the clothes on their backs, they weren’t sure what to do. “It’ll work out, though,” Hayden said as she treaded carefully through nails, broken glass and pink tufts of insulation on Sunday.

Obama rings up Barbour, says he’s concerned after storm in brief

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is expressing his concern for the people of Mississippi after a deadly tornado struck the state over the weekend. Obama called Republican Gov. Haley Barbour on Monday to discuss the federal response to the storms. At least 10 people in rural MisPresident Barack sissippi and Obama two in Alabama died from the storms. Obama and Barbour also discussed the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. The White House says Obama assured the governor that every effort is being made to minimize the environmental impact of the leak, which began last week after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank. Eleven workers who were aboard the rig are missing.


‘It’s pretty bad,’ Chaney says in Yazoo City JACKSON — Mississippi’s top insurance official said the devastation caused by Saturday’s storm would be “significant” after viewing the destruction on the ground and by helicopter. “It’s pretty bad,” Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said after touring damage in Yazoo County on Monday. He said his office didn’t have a Mike Chaney damage estimate nor a statewide claims count. It’s not clear when a definitive damage estimate will be released. The weekend storm is blamed for 10 deaths in Mississippi. He likened the most heavily

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centers at a Sunflower store in Yazoo City to answer questions and process claims. More than 360 home and automobile claims related to the storm had been filed with State Farm as of Monday

afternoon, company spokesman David Majors said. “It’s been steady,” he said of people coming to the claims center at Sunflower Food Store. “People are coming in, getting their business in

order.” Allstate officials would not immediately say how many insurance claims they had received by Monday.

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Eagles blast error-prone Calvary in Game 1 By Ernest Bowker

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MERIDIAN — The only thing that seems certain in the wild, unpredictable rivalry between Porters Chapel and Calvary Christian is that someone is going to have a bad day. On Monday, it was Calvary’s bad day. The Cougars committed nine errors and uncorked five wild pitches, leading to 11 unearned runs and a 13-5 loss to PCA in Game 1 of a second-round MAIS Class A playoff series. Montana McDaniel pitched four solid innings and went 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and


Montana McDaniel

Colby Rushing

Colby Rushing drove in three runs for PCA (16-10), which scored in every inning except the sixth. The Eagles led 11-0 before easing off the throttle late and making a few mistakes of their own that allowed Calvary (21-5) to get on the board.

“We played ball when we had to,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “It got sloppy toward the end but we played ball when we had to.” PCA can finish its second consecutive series sweep when it hosts Game 2 on Thursday at 4 p.m. Game 3, if necessary, would follow immediately after. A victory Thursday would send the Eagles — the defending Class A champions — to the semifinals for the second straight season and the sixth time in 10 years. “That gives us a lot of confidence and a lot of momentum. We have all the confidence and all the momentum in this series,” Bourne said.

“We jumped on them and didn’t let up.” The Eagles made Calvary pay for every single one of its mistakes, which ranged from routine to comical. In the second inning, after McDaniel made it 3-0 with an RBI single, he attempted to steal second. A throwing error by the catcher allowed him to go to third and another errant throw by the second baseman allowed him to score. Two batters later, Matthew Warren walked to put runners at first and third. As Warren broke for second on a steal attempt, Calvary pitcher Jonathon Bartlett went through his throwing

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SIDELINES Biscuits cook Mississippi Braves MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Montgomery Biscuits took game three of a fivegame set, beating the Mississippi Braves 2-1 on Monday. The Braves did not have a runner reach third base until the ninth inning and the pitching of Darin Downs kept the M-Braves’ bats in check all night. The Biscuits started the scoring in this game by getting an early run in the bottom of the first inning. In the bottom of the fourth, the Biscuits gave starter Downs another run to work with when the Biscuits led off the inning with back-to back-singles from Greg Sexton and Cody Cipriano. Sexton scored on an RBI single by John Matulia and the Biscuits took a 2-0 lead. In the ninth, Paul Phillips retired the first two batters easily. The next hitter was Mauro Gomez, who walked. The next two batters, Cody Johnson and Orlando Mercado, came through with back-to-back singles to score Mauro Gomez to slice the deficit to 2-1. With two outs and the tying and go-ahead runs on base, Conception Rodriguez struck out for the third time to end the contest.


La. Pick 3: 2-4-0 La. Pick 4: 6-1-0-2 Weekly results: B2

See PCA, Page B3.


Saints sign Ducré, 13 others By The Associated Press

CHASE SMITH Delta State golfer qualifed for the Division II NCAA regional tournament in Wilson, N.C. to be held on May 3-5.

motion to the plate — but never released the ball. He was called for a balk, allowing John Michael Harris to score and make it 5-0. PCA added six more unearned runs over the next three innings to take an 11-0 lead. Calvary batted around in the bottom of the fifth to stave off the mercy rule, but never came close to putting a serious dent in the deficit. “I wish I could explain it. It seemed like we made one bad throw after another,” Calvary coach Jerry Dean said. This was the latest bizarre chapter in the season series between the District 5-A


St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus is tagged out at the plate as he tries to score on a ball hit by David Freese as Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann tags him Monday. The Cardinals beat the Braves 4-3.

Braves drop sixth straight By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Yadier Molina is best known as the National League’s Gold Glove-winning catcher the past two seasons. It was his bat that helped send the Atlanta Braves to their sixth straight loss. Molina’s RBI double snapped an eighth-inning tie after Colby Rasmus drew an intentional walk in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 4-3 victory Monday night. Molina is only 5-for-22 with runners in scoring position this season, but he capped a comeback against Tim Hudson and the Atlanta bullpen after St. Louis trailed 3-0. Though slow-footed, Molina also got his 15th career stolen base ahead of pinch-hitter Bryan Anderson’s tying double in the seventh. “I love it,” Molina said. “Every time something like that happens, it makes me happy. We showed we’re going to play nine innings hard.” Troy Glaus had two hits and an RBI for the Braves, who have been outscored 23-9 during their skid. Glaus is a career .567 hitter (17-for-30) against the Cardinals, who allowed him to leave as a free agent after he missed virtually all of last season rehabbing from shoulder surgery. Martin Prado was 1-for-5 and grounded out to end the game with a runner on first, dropping his average to .392. “Right now, I don’t feel like any kind of numbers matter,” Prado said. “Now it’s just like everything is

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson regroups as St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Colby Rasmus circles the bases after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning Monday.

MLB going the wrong way for us. It stinks, but we’ve got to keep moving on.” Albert Pujols had three hits and an RBI for the Cardinals, who have won the opener in all but one of seven series. Pujols had a run-scoring groundout in the sixth and doubled off Takashi Saito (0-1) to open the eighth. Dennys Reyes (2-0) worked around a pair of two-out walks in the eighth, getting Melky Cabrera to line out on a full count.

Ryan Franklin finished for his seventh save in seven chances. “They play the game right,” Hudson said. “They take extra bases. They do the little things it takes to win.” Both starters allowed three runs in six innings. The Cardinals’ Kyle Lohse finished strong, retiring his last seven batters, but Hudson stumbled late after taking a 2-0 lead into the sixth. He gave up more than two runs for the first time in four starts. “I was proud to be able to hang in there and keep the

team in it,” Lohse said. “I gave up a lot of two-strike hits and I’ve got to do a better job of putting guys away.” Hudson allowed four singles, a walk and no runs through the first five innings, but four of his last six hitters reached safely. “It seems like when you go through a little frustration, the little things get magnified a bit,” he said. Rasmus had two hits and an intentional walk after going 1-for-18 at home to open the season. He is 12-for-26 during a sevengame hitting streak after hitting his sixth homer to open the seventh. Anderson, told after the game he had been optioned to Triple-A Memphis with backup catcher Jason LaRue (right hamstring) due to come off the 15-day disabled list, tied it at 3 with a double off Peter Moylan. Pujols dawdled a bit on a drive off the wall in leftcenter in the first and paid for it when Cabrera, the left fielder, threw him out trying for second to end the first. The Cardinals opened the second with singles by Matt Holliday and Rasmus but Holliday was out trying to steal on a botched hitand-run, with Molina throwing his bat in an effort to make contact with an outside pitch. Hudson’s infield hit, ending a 1-for-31 start at the plate by Braves pitchers, opened a two-run third. Hudson scored on Brian McCann’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly and Glaus added a two-out RBI single.

METAIRIE, La. — When the 2010 NFL draft ended, Sean Payton said a couple positions the New Orleans Saints hoped to address — but didn’t — were running back and linebacker. The club made moves in the two Christian days since Ducré to add a few players in those positions and others to the roster, with the signing of 14 undrafted rookie free agents. The two new linebackers in the group are LSU’s Harry Coleman and UNLV’s Jason Beauchamp. The three running backs are Mississippi State’s Christian Ducré, Michigan’s Carlos Brown and Chris Ivory, who played three seasons at Washington State before transferring to Division II Tiffin. The Saints on Monday also announced the signings of Vanderbilt safety Ryan Hamilton, Jackson State cornerback Marcell Young, East Carolina defensive tackle Jay Ross, Stillman defensive end Junior Galette, Texas Tech defensive end Brandon Sharpe, Norfolk State wide receiver Chris Bell, Texas Tech guard Brandon Carter, Indiana (Pa.) guard Joe Tonga and TCU long snapper Clint Gresham. The undrafted free agents, along with a number of players invited on a tryout basis, will be joining the Saints’ six draft picks at a rookie camp at the club’s suburban training headquarters from May 7-9. Coleman, who is 6-2, 212 pounds, was a twoyear starter for LSU, but played linebacker in only his senior year after moving from safety. The move paid off as Coleman posted career-highs with 82 tackles, nine tackles for losses, four sacks and See Saints, Page B3.


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NFL Cardinals sign former Rebel Marshay Green TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals announced Monday that they have signed several rookie free agents to contracts including former Brigham Young quarterback Max Hall. Others signed were former Ole Miss cornerback Marshay Green, ex-Fresno State cornerback A.J. Jefferson, former Idaho wide receiver Max Komar and exSouthern wide receiver Juamorris Stewart.

TRACK St. Al girls earn tie for second at 7-1A meet

The St. Aloysius Lady Flashes track and field team finished in a tie for second place in the Division 7-1A team standings held Friday at Madison Central. The Lady Flashes totaled 54 points to tie Thomastown for second. McAdams won the division title with 63. The St. Al boys were third in their meet with 38 points. Lady Flashes who finished in the top four in the divisionals and qualified for this week’s region meet were: Anna Haygood (1,600/3,200 meter runs), Alana Buckley (1,600), Madison Lumbley (100 meters, long jump), Marie Booth (100 meters), Mary Campbell (3,200 meters), Alexa Engle (400 meters, long jump), Cicily Chiarito (800 meters), all three relay teams, Lauren Rabalais (shot put), Tori Thomas (shot put), Katelyn Jones (discus), Maggie Waites (pole vault). Waites won the pole vault while Rabalais was second in the shot. Chiarito was second in the 800 run, Haygood was second in the 1600 meter run, and the 4 x 400 relay team was also second. Matt Wooten won the discus and Josh Williams got second in the 800 and 3,200 meter runs.

prep tennis St. Al netters roll over Resurrection St. Aloysius won its Class 1A playoff opener against Resurrection 6-1 on Monday and will advance to the South State Finals. Austin Mathis won boys’ no. 1 singles 6-1, 6-2. Ashliegh Piazza won girls’ no. 1 singles 6-2, 6-1. Steven Cialione and Michael Foley won no. 1 boys’ doubles 6-4, 6-0. Carlton Cambell and Aaron Mathis won no. 2 boys doubles 6-0, 6-0. Brianna Beesley and JeanMarie Mabry won no. 1 girls’ doubles 6-1, 6-1 while Victoria Mekus and Kori Vessell won no. 2 girls doubles 6-1, 6-2.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 27 1956 — Rocky Marciano retires as the undefeated heavyweight boxing champion. He finished with a 49-0 record, including six title defenses and 43 knockouts. 1994 — Scott Erickson, who allowed the most hits in the majors the previous season, pitched Minnesota’s first no-hitter in 27 years as the Twins beat Milwaukee 6-0. 2002 — Derek Lowe pitches a nohitter against Tampa Bay. Brent Abernathy is the only baserunner Lowe allows in Boston’s 10-0 victory. 2009 — West Virginia State’s Bo Darby hits home runs in five consecutive at-bats over two games, including four in one contest. The sophomore outfielder homers in his first four trips to the plate against Salem International. He also connects in his final at-bat two days earlier against the University of Charleston. Darby homers twice more in the second game of the doubleheader, giving him six for the day with 14 RBIs.

American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................14 New York.......................12 Toronto..........................10 Boston...........................9 Baltimore.......................3

L 5 6 10 11 16

Central Division

W Minnesota......................13 Detroit............................11 Chicago.........................8 Cleveland.......................8 Kansas City...................8

L 6 9 11 11 11

Pct .737 .667 .500 .450 .158

GB — 1 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2 11

Pct .684 .550 .421 .421 .421

GB — 2 1/2 5 5 5

West Division

W L Pct GB Oakland.........................12 8 .600 — Los Angeles..................11 10 .524 1 1/2 Seattle...........................9 11 .450 3 Texas.............................8 11 .421 3 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games Boston 13, Toronto 12 Detroit 8, Texas 6 Kansas City 3, Seattle 1 L.A. Angels 5, Cleveland 2 Today’s Games Minnesota (Liriano 2-0) at Detroit (Verlander 1-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 2-0) at Baltimore (Millwood 0-3), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 1-2) at Toronto (Marcum 0-1), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Sheets 1-1) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 2-2) at Texas (C.Wilson 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Seattle (Snell 0-2) at Kansas City (Greinke 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Cleveland (Talbot 2-1) at L.A. Angels (Saunders 1-3), 9:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-1) at Kansas City (Meche 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Cleveland (Westbrook 0-2) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Minnesota (S.Baker 2-2) at Detroit (Scherzer 1-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 2-1) at Baltimore (Guthrie 0-2), 6:05 p.m. Boston (Lester 0-2) at Toronto (Cecil 1-0), 6:07 p.m. Oakland (Braden 3-0) at Tampa Bay (J.Shields 2-0), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-1) at Texas (Harden 0-1), 7:05 p.m. ———

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................11 Florida............................11 New York.......................10 Washington....................10 Atlanta...........................8

L 8 9 9 10 11

Central Division

W St. Louis........................12 Chicago.........................10 Milwaukee......................9 Houston.........................8 Cincinnati.......................8 Pittsburgh......................7

L 7 10 10 10 11 12

Pct .579 .550 .526 .500 .421

GB — 1/2 1 1 1/2 3

Pct .632 .500 .474 .444 .421 .368

GB — 2 1/2 3 3 1/2 4 5

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................11 8 .579 — San Francisco...............11 8 .579 — Colorado........................10 10 .500 1 1/2 Arizona..........................9 10 .474 2 Los Angeles..................8 10 .444 2 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games Florida 10, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers at New York, ppd., rain Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 3, 9 innings Milwaukee 17, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 4, Atlanta 3 Arizona 5, Colorado 3 San Francisco 5, Philadelphia 1 Today’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 2-0) at N.Y. Mets (J.Santana 2-1), 4:05 p.m., 1st game L.A. Dodgers (Haeger 0-2) at N.Y. Mets (O.Perez 0-2), 6:10 p.m., 2nd game San Diego (Garland 1-2) at Florida (A.Sanchez 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Harang 0-3) at Houston (Norris 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 2-1) at Chicago Cubs (Gorzelanny 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 0-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 2-1), 7:10 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 3-1) at St. Louis (Carpenter 2-0), 7:15 p.m. Arizona (E.Jackson 1-1) at Colorado (Jimenez 4-0), 7:40 p.m. Philadelphia (Moyer 2-1) at San Francisco (Wellemeyer 0-3), 9:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games San Diego (Correia 3-1) at Florida (N.Robertson 2-1), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Towers 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Maine 0-1), 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-2) at Milwaukee (Narveson 1-0), 1:10 p.m. Washington (Atilano 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-0), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (Benson 1-1) at Colorado (G.Smith 1-2), 3:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-2) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-0), 3:45 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 1-0) at Houston (F.Paulino 0-2), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Kawakami 0-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 1-1), 7:15 p.m.


G AB R Podsednik KC................. 17 65 7 Mauer Min....................... 18 68 12 Guerrero Tex................... 18 70 8 Morneau Min................... 19 68 17 Cano NYY....................... 18 68 17 FGutierrez Sea................ 20 74 8 MiCabrera Det................. 20 80 14 YBetancourt KC.............. 19 72 10 JGuillen KC..................... 19 78 14 Barton Oak...................... 20 61 10

H 25 26 26 25 25 27 29 25 27 20

Pct. .385 .382 .371 .368 .368 .365 .363 .347 .346 .328

BATTING—Podsednik, Kansas City, .385; Mauer, Minnesota, .382; Guerrero, Texas, .371; Morneau, Minnesota, .368; Cano, New York, .368; FGutierrez, Seattle, .365; MiCabrera, Detroit, .363. RUNS—VWells, Toronto, 18; Cano, New York, 17; Morneau, Minnesota, 17; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 16; Youkilis, Boston, 16; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 15; Damon, Detroit, 15; Ordonez, Detroit, 15. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 24; JGuillen, Kansas City, 18; CPena, Tampa Bay, 18; NCruz, Texas, 17; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 17; Bautista, Toronto, 16; KMorales, Los Angeles, 16. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 29; JGuillen, Kansas City, 27; FGutierrez, Seattle, 27; AJackson, Detroit, 27; Guerrero, Texas, 26; Mauer, Minnesota, 26; 9 tied at 25. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 9; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 9; Hunter, Los Angeles, 9; Inge, Detroit, 9; VWells, Toronto, 9; Markakis, Baltimore, 8; Pedroia, Boston, 8. TRIPLES—DeJesus, Kansas City, 2; Granderson, New York, 2; FGutierrez, Seattle, 2; AJackson, Detroit, 2; AdJones, Baltimore, 2; ARodriguez, New York, 2; GSizemore, Cleveland, 2; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 2. HOME RUNS—Konerko, Chicago, 8; NCruz, Texas, 7; JGuillen, Kansas City, 7; VWells, Toronto, 7; AnJones, Chicago, 6; KMorales, Los Angeles, 6; Wigginton, Baltimore, 6.

The Vicksburg Post

STOLEN BASES—Gardner, New York, 9; Pierre, Chicago, 9; RDavis, Oakland, 8; Podsednik, Kansas City, 8; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; ISuzuki, Seattle, 6; 5 tied at 5. PITCHING —Braden, Oakland, 3-0; CLewis, Texas, 3-0; Pettitte, New York, 3-0; Coke, Detroit, 3-0; Janssen, Toronto, 3-0; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 3-0; Danks, Chicago, 3-0. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 34; FHernandez, Seattle, 31; CLewis, Texas, 28; Matusz, Baltimore, 27; Price, Tampa Bay, 26; Danks, Chicago, 26; RRomero, Toronto, 25; Garza, Tampa Bay, 25. SAVES—Rauch, Minnesota, 6; MRivera, New York, 6; Papelbon, Boston, 6; Aardsma, Seattle, 6; Valverde, Detroit, 6; Soria, Kansas City, 5; Gregg, Toronto, 5; Rodney, Los Angeles, 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE G AB R Prado Atl......................... 19 74 11 Sandoval SF.................... 19 74 11 Braun Mil......................... 19 75 17 Ethier LAD....................... 16 59 9 Byrd ChC......................... 19 76 12 Headley SD..................... 19 74 15 Polanco Phi..................... 18 74 15 Theriot ChC..................... 19 84 13 Uggla Fla......................... 20 76 17 McGehee Mil................... 18 70 12

H 29 27 27 21 27 26 25 28 25 23

Pct. .392 .365 .360 .356 .355 .351 .338 .333 .329 .329

BATTING—Prado, Atlanta, .392; Sandoval, San Francisco, .365; Braun, Milwaukee, .360; Ethier, Los Angeles, .356; Byrd, Chicago, .355; Headley, San Diego, .351; Polanco, Philadelphia, .338. RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 20; Utley, Philadelphia, 18; Braun, Milwaukee, 17; Uggla, Florida, 17; Weeks, Milwaukee, 17; Furcal, Los Angeles, 16; Headley, San Diego, 15; Maybin, Florida, 15; Polanco, Philadelphia, 15. RBI—Braun, Milwaukee, 20; Cantu, Florida, 20; Kemp, Los Angeles, 20; Reynolds, Arizona, 20; McGehee, Milwaukee, 18; Pujols, St. Louis, 18; Ethier, Los Angeles, 16; Heyward, Atlanta, 16; Howard, Philadelphia, 16; CYoung, Arizona, 16. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 29; Theriot, Chicago, 28; Braun, Milwaukee, 27; Byrd, Chicago, 27; Sandoval, San Francisco, 27; Headley, San Diego, 26; Loney, Los Angeles, 26. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 9; Byrd, Chicago, 8; Cantu, Florida, 8; KJohnson, Arizona, 8; Prado, Atlanta, 8; Edmonds, Milwaukee, 7; McGehee, Milwaukee, 7; IRodriguez, Washington, 7; GSanchez, Florida, 7; Zimmerman, Washington, 7. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 4; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; 9 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—KJohnson, Arizona, 7; Kemp, Los Angeles, 7; Pujols, St. Louis, 7; Reynolds, Arizona, 7; AdGonzalez, San Diego, 6; Rasmus, St. Louis, 6; Utley, Philadelphia, 6. STOLEN BASES—AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 10; Bourn, Houston, 8; Furcal, Los Angeles, 8; Gomez, Milwaukee, 6; Headley, San Diego, 6; DWright, New York, 6; Braun, Milwaukee, 5; Morgan, Washington, 5; Theriot, Chicago, 5. PITCHING —Lincecum, San Francisco, 4-0; Pelfrey, New York, 4-0; Jimenez, Colorado, 4-0; Halladay, Philadelphia, 4-1; Zito, San Francisco, 3-0; Penny, St. Louis, 3-0; Clippard, Washington, 3-0. STRIKEOUTS—Haren, Arizona, 38; JoJohnson, Florida, 34; JSanchez, San Francisco, 33; Halladay, Philadelphia, 33; Lincecum, San Francisco, 32; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 29; Zambrano, Chicago, 28. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 8; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; Cordero, Cincinnati, 7; Lindstrom, Houston, 6; Qualls, Arizona, 5; Bell, San Diego, 4; BrWilson, San Francisco, 4; Nunez, Florida, 4; Madson, Philadelphia, 4.

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W Tennessee (Cubs).........15 Huntsville (Brewers)......11 Chattanooga (Dodgers).8 West Tenn (Mariners)...8 Carolina (Reds).............6

L 3 7 10 10 12

Pct. .833 .611 .444 .444 .333

GB — 4 7 7 9

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....11 6 .647 Mississippi (Braves)...10 8 .556 Montgomery (Rays).......9 9 .500 Mobile (Diamondbacks).8 10 .444 B-ham (White Sox).......3 14 .176 ——— Monday’s Games Jacksonville 11, Carolina 2 Huntsville 8, Chattanooga 2 West Tenn 5, Mobile 0 Montgomery 2, Mississippi 1 Tennessee 9, Birmingham 5 Today’s Games Mississippi at Montgomery, 10:35 a.m. Birmingham at Tennessee, 10:30 a.m. Chattanooga at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Carolina at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. West Tenn at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Chattanooga at Huntsville, 10:30 a.m. Birmingham at Tennessee, 10:30 a.m. West Tenn at Mobile, 11:35 a.m. Carolina at Jacksonville, 12:05 p.m. Mississippi at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m.

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/2 8

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Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Florida A&M at Jackson St., 3 and 6 p.m. Alcorn St. at Grambling, 4 p.m. Bethel at Belhaven, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama, 6 p.m. Murray St. at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Florida A&M at Jackson St., Noon Alcorn St. at SE Louisiana, 6 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama, 6 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Tenn.-Martin at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m.

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FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) April 24 Orlando 90, Charlotte 86 Portland 96, Phoenix 87 Milwaukee 107, Atlanta 89 Oklahoma City 110, L.A. Lakers 89, series tied 2-2 April 25 Miami 101, Boston 92, Boston leads series 3-0 Cleveland 121, Chicago 98, Cleveland leads series 3-1 San Antonio 92, Dallas 89, San Antonio leads series 3-1 Utah 117, Denver 106, Utah leads series 3-1 Monday’s Games Orlando 99, Charlotte 90, Orlando wins series 4-0 Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104, series tied 2-2 Phoenix 107, Portland 88, Phoenix leads series 3-2 Today’s Games Miami at Boston, 6 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 7 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9:30 p.m.

BUCKS 111, HAWKS 104

ATLANTA (104) Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Jos.Smith 7-11 5-6 20, Horford 4-7 0-0 8, Bibby 5-11 0-0 15, Johnson 11-22 6-7 29, Crawford 6-12 7-8 21, Pachulia 1-5 0-0 2, Evans 2-7 0-0 5, West 0-0 0-0 0, Teague 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-80 18-21 104. MILWAUKEE (111) Delfino 8-14 0-0 22, Mbah a Moute 3-9 4-6 10, Thomas 3-4 3-4 9, Jennings 9-16 5-5 23, Salmons 6-9 10-10 22, Ridnour 2-5 1-2 5, Ilyasova 3-6 4-4 11, Gadzuric 3-3 1-1 7, Stackhouse 1-2 0-0 2, Bell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-69 28-32 111. Atlanta 25 25 24 30 — 104 Milwaukee 28 26 31 26 — 111 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 10-19 (Bibby 5-7, Crawford 2-6, Jos.Smith 1-1, Evans 1-2, Johnson 1-3), Milwaukee 7-18 (Delfino 6-8, Ilyasova 1-2, Bell 0-1, Stackhouse 0-1, Salmons 0-1, Ridnour 0-2, Jennings 0-3). Fouled Out—Horford, Crawford. Rebounds—Atlanta 38 (Jos.Smith 9), Milwaukee 42 (Thomas 9). Assists—Atlanta 14 (Johnson 9), Milwaukee 17 (Jennings 6). Total Fouls—Atlanta 29, Milwaukee 21. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three second. A—18,717 (18,717).


ORLANDO (99) Barnes 3-10 5-6 14, Lewis 5-8 3-4 17, Howard 2-6 2-7 6, Nelson 4-12 8-10 18, Carter 7-16 6-9 21, Gortat 3-5 0-0 6, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Pietrus 3-6 4-4 13, Redick 1-3 2-2 4, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-67 30-42 99. CHARLOTTE (90) Wallace 6-12 3-6 17, Diaw 6-11 1-2 13, Ratliff 0-1 0-0 0, Felton 3-8 3-5 11, Jackson 2-11 4-5 8, Mohammed 2-3 2-3 6, Thomas 9-12 3-4 21, Augustin 1-5 2-3 4, Chandler 2-3 2-2 6, Hughes 1-4 1-3 4, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Graham 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-71 21-33 90. Orlando 23 20 28 28 — 99 Charlotte 25 20 23 22 — 90 3-Point Goals—Orlando 13-33 (Lewis 4-7, Pietrus 3-6, Barnes 3-7, Nelson 2-6, Carter 1-5, Redick 0-1, Williams 0-1), Charlotte 5-19 (Felton 2-4, Wallace 2-5, Hughes 1-3, Graham 0-1, Diaw 0-3, Jackson 0-3). Fouled Out—Howard, Carter. Rebounds—Orlando 49 (Howard 13), Charlotte 53 (Thomas 9). Assists—Orlando 18 (Carter, Nelson 4), Charlotte 27 (Jackson 8). Total Fouls—Orlando 23, Charlotte 29. Technicals—Orlando Coach Van Gundy, Orlando defensive three second, Jackson. Flagrant Fouls—Chandler. A—19,086 (19,077).

SUNS 107, TRAIL BLAZERS 88 PORTLAND (88) Batum 1-2 0-0 3, Aldridge 8-15 0-0 17, Camby 3-5 1-2 7, Miller 6-12 7-10 21, Bayless 6-14 2-2 17, Howard 1-2 0-0 2, Roy 2-7 1-2 5, Fernandez 0-1 0-0 0, Webster 2-5 1-2 5, Cunningham 3-5 5-6 11, Pendergraph 0-1 0-0 0, Mills 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-69 17-24 88. PHOENIX (107) Hill 2-5 0-0 4, Stoudemire 7-11 5-6 19, Collins 0-0 2-2 2, Nash 2-5 9-9 14, Richardson 5-14 2-2 13, Frye 7-11 3-3 20, Dudley 6-10 2-2 19, Dragic 1-5 5-6 7, Amundson 1-1 0-0 2, Barbosa 3-11 1-2 7, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-73 29-32 107. Portland 28 19 19 22 — 88 Phoenix 27 30 27 23 — 107 3-Point Goals—Portland 7-18 (Bayless 3-5, Miller 2-3, Aldridge 1-1, Batum 1-2, Cunningham 0-1, Fernandez 0-1, Roy 0-2, Webster 0-3), Phoenix 10-27 (Dudley 5-9, Frye 3-5, Nash 1-3, Richardson 1-4, Dragic 0-2, Barbosa 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 39 (Camby 11), Phoenix 47 (Frye, Richardson 8). Assists—Portland 21 (Camby 5), Phoenix 21 (Nash 10). Total Fouls— Portland 28, Phoenix 24. Technicals—Howard, Portland defensive three second, Frye. A—18,422 (18,422).

nhl NHL Playoffs

FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) Saturday’s Games Chicago 5, Nashville 4, OT Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 3, OT, Pittsburgh wins series 4-2 San Jose 5, Colorado 2, San Jose wins series 4-2 Sunday’s Games Phoenix 5, Detroit, 2, series tied 3-3 Vancouver 4, Los Angeles 2, Vancouver wins series 4-2 Monday’s Games Montreal 4, Washington 1, series tied 3-3 Boston 4, Buffalo 3, Boston wins series 4-2 Chicago 5, Nashville 3, Chicago wins series 4-2 Today’s Games Detroit at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m.



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Sprint Cup Schedule

Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb.

Through April 25 6 — x-Budweiser Shootout (Kevin Harvick) 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 2 (Kasey Kahne) 11 — x-Gatorade Duel 1 (Jimmie Johnson) 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson)

Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt Tools 500 at Atlanta (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 29 — Goody’s Fast Pain Relief 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600 (Ryan Newman) April 19 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 25 — Aaron’s 499 (Kevin Harvick) May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400, Richmond, Va. May 8 — Showtime Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Industrial Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 3 — Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis x-non-points race

Sprint Cup Points 1. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 1,323 2. Kevin Harvick............................................... 1,297 3. Greg Biffle.................................................... 1,237 4. Matt Kenseth................................................ 1,224 5. Kyle Busch................................................... 1,163 6. Mark Martin.................................................. 1,154 7. Kurt Busch................................................... 1,146 8. Dale Earnhardt Jr........................................ 1,142 9. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 1,138 10. Jeff Gordon................................................ 1,130 11. Clint Bowyer............................................... 1,086 12. Jeff Burton................................................. 1,082 13. Carl Edwards............................................. 1,067 14. Tony Stewart.............................................. 1,061 15. Martin Truex Jr.......................................... 1,045 16. Joey Logano.............................................. 1,001 17. Jamie McMurray........................................... 998 18. Ryan Newman.............................................. 995 19. Paul Menard................................................. 962 20. Juan Pablo Montoya..................................... 959

Nationwide Schedule

Through April 25 Feb. 13 — DRIVE4COPD 300 (Tony Stewart) Feb. 20 — Stater Bros. 300 (Kyle Busch) Feb. 27 — Sam’s Town 300 (Kevin Harvick) March 20 — Scotts Turf Builder 300 (Justin Allgaier) April 3 — Nashville 300 (Kevin Harvick) April 9 — Bashas’ Supermarkets 200 (Kyle Busch) April 19 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 (Kyle Busch) April 25 — Aaron’s 312 (Brad Keselowski) April 30 — BUBBA burger 250, Richmond, Va. May 7 — Darlington 200, Darlington, S.C. May 15 — Heluva Good! 200, Dover, Del. May 29 — TECH-NET Auto Service 300, Concord, N.C. June 5 — Federated Auto Parts 300, Lebanon, Tenn. June 12 — Meijer 300, Sparta, Ky. June 19 — Bucyrus 200, Elkhart Lake, Wis. June 26 — New England 200, Loudon, N.H. July 2 — Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered By Coca-Cola, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 9 — Dollar General 300 Powered By CocaCola, Joliet, Ill. July 17 — Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250, Madison, Ill. July 24 — Kroger 200, Indianapolis July 31 — Iowa 250, Newton, Iowa

Nationwide Points 1. Brad Keselowski.......................................... 1,324 2. Kevin Harvick............................................... 1,264 3. Kyle Busch................................................... 1,220 4. Justin Allgaier.............................................. 1,171 5. Carl Edwards............................................... 1,111 6. Paul Menard................................................ 1,085 7. Joey Logano................................................ 1,078 8. Brian Scott...................................................... 876 9. Greg Biffle....................................................... 864 10. Scott Lagasse Jr........................................... 854 11. Tony Raines.................................................. 849 12. Brendan Gaughan........................................ 838 13. Trevor Bayne................................................ 832 14. Steve Wallace............................................... 784 15. Jason Leffler................................................. 779 16. Mike Wallace................................................ 773 17. Michael Annett.............................................. 762 18. Kenny Wallace.............................................. 758 19. Joe Nemechek.............................................. 718 20. James Buescher........................................... 706

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-5-4 La. Pick 4: 2-1-2-8 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-4-0 La. Pick 4: 6-1-0-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-5-7 La. Pick 4: 2-2-7-5 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-9-9 La. Pick 4: 3-0-2-7 Easy 5: 6-7-13-27-31 La. Lotto: 8-19-23-28-38-39 Powerball: 11-34-41-49-55 Powerball: 20; Power play: 2 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-2-5 La. Pick 4: 0-3-5-0 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-7-2 La. Pick 4: 7-2-7-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 1-0-8 La. Pick 4: 0-1-4-8 Easy 5: 2-17-20-22-31 La. Lotto: 6-7-9-21-24-39 Powerball: 1-12-53-56-57 Powerball: 5; Power play: 2

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Vicksburg Post


Magic broom away Bobcats Kentucky Derby may move to primetime

By The Associated Press As the final seconds ticked down, Dwight Howard was back in his familiar spot on the bench and coach Stan Van Gundy was steamed at his superstar for fouling out again. Then the buzzer sounded and the Orlando Magic became the first team to advance in the NBA playoffs. Who needs Howard? Not these deep Magic — at least not in the first round. Vince Carter scored 21 points, Jameer Nelson added 18 and the Magic showcased their depth and pressure shotmaking in a 99-90 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday night to complete a sweep of their first-round series. Howard was held to six points in his fourth straight game in foul trouble, but the Magic never flinched to accomplish their first four-game sweep in franchise history. Orlando will face the Atlanta-Milwaukee winner in the Eastern Conference semifinals. “If you would have told me that he would have averaged well under 30 minutes for the series and we would sweep, I would have said you’re crazy,” Van Gundy said. “I think it’s a testament to our other guys.” H owa r d d i d g r ab 1 3 rebounds, but was limited to 23 minutes before fouling out for the second straight game. The Magic, though, got key contributions and big shots from others. Rashard Lewis scored 17 points, Matt Barnes added 14 and Orlando held Stephen Jackson to 2-of-11 shooting to overcome Howard’s 22 fouls in the series. “He and I got into it a little bit,” Van Gundy said about their sideline exchange in the last minute. “It wasn’t a bad argument. My point was he was in the restricted area and he’s got to jump. He’s so frustrated now that what he was trying to say is it wouldn’t matter. But, well, let’s jump and find out. What he did was give them the call.” Tyrus Thomas scored a career playoff-high 21 points for the Bobcats, whose focus will now immediately turn to nomadic coach Larry Brown’s future with the team. Brown, who has had 13 pro and college coaching jobs, continues to be the focus of reports for openings around the NBA, including Philadelphia, where his wife and kids live. But he repeated that he’ll only coach for Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. “I’m not coaching any-

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby, perhaps more than any other sporting event, prides itself on tradition. From the tasty mint juleps to the meticulously constructed Derby hats to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home,” the nation’s oldest continuously run sporting event — as the sign in the paddock reminds you — is an annual step back in time. Yet four-time Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas envisions a day when the race run on the first Saturday in May for the last 135 years will move into primetime. “I think it’s inevitable,” he

said. For proof, Lukas simply points to the newly installed lights that surround the track, including four that jut right in front of Churchill Downs’ iconic twin spires. “If you ask somebody standing here 20 years ago if we’d ever have lights at Churchill, they’d say ‘Absolutely not, that would never happen,”’ he said. “And here they are.” The track experimented with temporary lights last summer to see how fans would react to night racing toward the end of the sometimes steamy spring meet.

PCA Continued from Page B1. rivals. PCA scored nine runs in its last two at-bats to take a 13-3 victory in Vicksburg on March 30. Two weeks later, it was the Eagles who committed nine errors and lost 13-4 in the rematch. Monday’s lopsided affair gave PCA the edge for now, but it will mean nothing if it doesn’t seal the deal on Thursday. “We’re pretty good, even teams and we haven’t played even yet,” Dean said. Given the ebb and flow of the series, McDaniel said the Eagles weren’t taking anything for granted. Calvary’s top two pitchers, Matt The associated press

Orlando Magic’s Vince Carter, center, drives between Charlotte Bobcats’ Theo Ratliff, right, and Boris Diaw, left. Orlando won 99-90 to sweep the seven-game series.

nba where but Charlotte,” Brown said. “Now am I going to go home and talk to my wife and kids? I’ll be 70 years old with two young kids. Am I going to talk to them and find out what I need to do and am I going to talk to Michael? Yeah, absolutely.” Could that mean he’d retire or consider a front office job with another team? “That’s hypothetical,” Brown said. “I love coaching more than anything, except my family maybe. ... I’m really, personally, not ready to step down in terms of my desire to keep coaching.” Brown was down after the 6-year-old Bobcats again wilted in a close game in their first playoff appearance. After Charlotte cut Orlando’s lead to one on Tyson Chandler’s two free throws, Mickael Pietrus hit consecu-

tive 3-pointers directly across the floor from Jordan’s seat to put the Magic ahead 83-76 with 5:47 left. Nelson’s 3-pointer less than a minute later — after Gerald Wallace missed two free throws — put it away for the Magic, whose only previous playoff sweep was a 3-0 victory over Detroit in 1996.

Bucks 111, Hawks 104 Carlos Delfino scored 22 points with six 3-pointers and Milwaukee pulled off its second straight playoff surprise, beating Atlanta to draw even in the first-round series. Brandon Jennings scored 23 points and John Salmons added 22 for the Bucks, who survived a fourth-quarter surge led by Atlanta stars Joe Johnson and Josh Smith. Now the Hawks head home for Game 5, desperately needing a win to stave off a surprising challenge by a team missing

its best player, injured center Andrew Bogut. Johnson scored 29 points, reserve Jamal Crawford had 21, and Smith had 20 points and nine rebounds.

Suns 107, Blazers 88 Reserves Channing Frye and Jared Dudley broke out of their series-long shooting slumps with 20 and 19 points, respectively, and Phoenix overcame an early 14-point deficit to rout Portland and take a 3-2 lead in its first-round playoff series. Phoenix can advance to the second round by beating the Blazers in Portland on Thursday night. Amare Stoudemire scored 19, and Steve Nash had 14 points and 10 assists for Phoenix. Andre Miller scored 21, while LaMarcus Aldridge and Jerryd Bayless had 17 apiece for the Trail Blazers.

SEC working on a plan on possible expansion Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive says the league isn’t considering adding teams but is working on a plan to keep up with other conferences if they expand just in case. The commissioner said Monday that the 12-member SEC hasn’t talked to any institutions about joining and has no plans to do so. The expansion exploration is just an internal look at the potential advantages and disadvantages in case there is a “significant shift in the conference paradigm,” he said. Slive didn’t elaborate on how much expansion would fit that billing. “But I’ll know,” he said. League expansion has been a hot topic since the Big Ten announced in December that it was considering expanding. SEC teams have won the

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS past four national titles in football and have lucrative TV deals with CBS and ESPN. “That doesn’t cry for change,” Slive said. Any changes would only be made if the league deems it necessary to maintain its prominent position, he said. “We’ve always been known to be a creative league, be on the cutting edge,” Slive said. “We’re not going to allow ourselves in any way, shape or form, to be anything less than what we are now.” He declined to talk about what factors the SEC might look for in potential new members. “The important thing is we’re paying attention, we’re going to be strategic, we’re going to be thoughtful, but

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Georgia QB Gray ‘weighing options’ Georgia’s depth at quarterback, already thin, could soon take another hit. Georgia spokesman Claude Felton confirmed on Monday night that Logan Gray, the only scholarship player behind No. 1 quarterback Aaron Murray, met with coach Mark Richt to discuss his future with the team. Felton’s statement was released in response to rumors Gray may transfer from Georgia.

“Gray’s current status with the team has not changed, however, he is weighing options for the remainder of his playing career,” Felton said in an e-mail. Gray, a junior, met with Richt early Monday. Murray, a freshman, ended spring practice as the No. 1 quarterback after Richt kicked Zach Mettenberger off the team for violating team rules. Richt previously suspended Mettenberger for one game after Mettenberger’s arrest on alcohol charges. Gray played last season behind senior Joe Cox. Georgia’s only other scholarship quarterback is 2010 signee Hutson Mason of Lassiter High near Atlanta. Mason, a Parade magazine All-America pick, is expected to enroll in the fall.

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Seward and Kyle Koch, both threw in last week’s firstround clincher against Alpha Christian and didn’t pitch Monday. Both will be available Thursday, which could finally bring a more evenlycontested game between the teams. “We’ve both made errors. When one plays hard, the other plays loose. They’re starting to be a big rival for us,” McDaniel said. “They’re going to pitch their number one so we’re going to have to play our best game. Put pressure on them and keep it close.”

Saints Continued from Page B1. three forced fumbles in 2009. Beauchamp, who is 6-3, 244, was the Rebels’ leading tackler in both his junior and senior seasons. During his career he posted 26 tackles for losses, including 13 sacks to go with a pair of forced fumbles. He had 61⁄2 sacks as a senior. The 5-11, 225-pound Ducre is a New Orleans-area native who spent one year at Tulane before transferring to MSU, where he saw regular action as a versatile reserve running back who also caught passes out of the backfield. Brown, 6-feet, 212, played in 30 games with 12 starts for Michigan. In 2009, he led Michigan with a career-best 480 rushing yards on 79 carries, or 5.9 yards per carry. He rushed for four touchdowns and added 10 catches for 122 yards and a receiving touchdown. He also averaged 20.3 yards on 19 kickoff returns. Ivory, 6-feet, 222, rushed for 534 yards with four touchdowns in his first three seasons at Washington State, where he also returned kickoffs before he was dismissed for violating team rules heading into his senior season. He transferred to Tiffin, where he played five games. Hamilton was a fouryear starter for Vanderbilt. The 6-1, 206-pound safety started 36 games, but played in only two games as a senior because of a torn pectoral muscle. He finished his Commodores career with 222 tackles, five interceptions,

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two sacks and three forced fumbles. The 6-2, 211-pound Bell played two seasons at Penn State before transferring to Norfolk State. He played there one season, catching 51 passes for 958 yards and 13 TDs, before entering the draft with one year of college eligibility left. Ross, 6-3, 302, was a threeyear starter for East Carolina who had 25 tackles for losses during his career — including eight sacks — and forced two fumbles. Galette played three seasons at Temple before transferring to Stillman, where the 6-2, 258-pound defensive end was named second-team Division II All-American. Sharpe, 6-2, 254, spent three seasons at Texas Tech, where he set a school record last season with 15 sacks. Young, 6-feet, 183, spent two seasons at Jackson State after transferring from Hinds Community College. He made 49 tackles and intercepted two passes while at JSU. The 6-6, 319-pound Carter started three seasons at guard for Texas Tech and was named first-team All-Big 12 as a senior. Tonga, 6-4, 313, played a season at Florida State before transferring to Division II Indiana, Pa., where he started nine games his senior season. Gresham, 6-3, 238, spent his freshman season at Oklahoma, then transferred to TCU for his final three seasons.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

Cubs get walkoff win, literally By The Associated Press

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Jimmie Johnson, left, and Jeff Gordon talk during a break during practice at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 6.

Johnson takes blame for Gordon collision By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer


break with Hendrick MotorTALLADEGA, Ala. — Four- sports. The two tangled a week time defending NASCAR ago at Texas Motor Speedway, champion Jimmie Johnson but downplayed any potential took the blame for making a tensions. mistake that ultimately led to “There’s no doubt after teammate Jeff Gordon’s wreck the fact that frustrations are at Talladega Superspeedway. high, the wreck just comJohnson said he was trying pounded it,” Johnson said. “I to slide in front of Gordon late think he was speaking out of in Sunday’s race so the two frustration.” Hendrick Motorsports drivers Johnson approached Gordon could draft together toward in 2001 asking for advice, the front. But, he said Gordon and Gordon convinced Rick was coming too fast. Johnson’s Hendrick to start a team for move instead had the effect Johnson. of a block, Since his “I and Gordon 2002 rookie was forced off misjudged season, Johnthe apron in son steadily the closing challenged a defensive move. rate. We Gordon until His momenfinally surall make passing him tum gone, Gordon slid mistakes, as the star back in trafof the team. I am no Johnson has fic and was caught won 50 races different.” moments later and the last Jimmie Johnson in a multi-car four champicrash. onships, while “I misjudged Gordon has the closing rate,” Johnson won 24 races but no titles. told The Associated Press. Asked if Gordon might be “We all make mistakes, I am frustrated about getting no different. beat by Johnson, the cham“Certainly, that was my fault. pion took a long pause before I made the mistake there.” answering. Gordon, who drove his dam“There’s no more then aged car to a 22nd-place finish, if it was someone else winwas furious with his teammate ning and running up front. I after the race. just don’t think so,” he said. “The 48 is testing my “Yes, he’s competitive, and patience, I can tell you that,” yes we’ve raced hard over the Gordon said Sunday at Talla- years. But he’s going to have dega Superspeedway. “It takes that bulls-eye on whoever it is a lot to make me mad.” winning. Let’s just say it was Johnson was involved in his (Greg Biffle) winning all the own accident later and finished time. He’d be frustrated with 31st. Johnson had already left him. the track when Gordon, also “But I think Jeff is just frusa four-time series champion, trated that it was Texas to Taltalked of his frustration with ladega. He was in a wreck, and his teammate. nobody is ever happy about “I would have stuck around that.” if I knew what was waiting for Johnson still sits atop the me,” Johnson said in a phone points lead with 1,323, while interview with the AP. Gordon’s poor finish on But Johnson again dismissed Sunday dropped him back to any notion of a rift with the 10th place with 1,130 points. driver who helped him get his

With the wind whipping and the temperature cool, Aramis Ramirez felt far from comfortable on the field. He found a way to warm up. Ramirez walked with the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night, their fourth straight win. “That’s how you win games,” Ramirez said. “Early in the year, it’s going to be tough to hit. It’s going to be cold.” But he likes what he’s seeing at the moment. So does Marlon Byrd. He feels the Cubs are turning things around. Actually, he feels like the turnaround is complete. Ryan Theriot, coming off a five-hit game against Milwaukee on Sunday, started the winning rally with a leadoff single to right against Brian Bruney (1-1). Derrek Lee walked with one out before Byrd blooped a single over second baseman Cristian Guzman for his third hit. That loaded the bases for Ramirez, who walked on four pitches and became the third player — and second Cub — to walk with the bases loaded in the game. “I put this one on me,” Bruney said. “Unfortunately, this is not a good feeling to have, with a locker room full of guys that are busting their (butts) and you go out there and walk a guy to win a game. Obviously, I’m not happy with myself.” Carlos Marmol (1-0) pitched around a two-out double by Adam Dunn in the top of the 10th and recorded his first win since June 14 against Minnesota. Ace-turned-reliever Carlos Zambrano pitched 12⁄3 scoreless innings in his second appearance out of the bullpen and first at Wrigley Field since his removal from the rotation last week. He came on to loud cheers with one out in the eighth after Dunn lined a single to right off Sean Marshall. Josh Willingham singled past a diving Ramirez at third

Chicago Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot, center, is mugged at home plate by catcher Koyie Hill, left, and teammates after scoring the game-winning run after Washington Nation-

mlb to put runners on first and second before Adam Kennedy popped out and Wil Nieves struck out with the crowd on its feet.

Marlins 10, Padres 1 Josh Johnson pitched a threehitter, had a career-high 12 strikeouts and drove in three runs for Florida. Dan Uggla homered and drove in three runs for the Marlins. Hanley Ramirez also homered.

D-backs 5, Rockies 3 Dan Haren struck out a season-high 10 and Adam LaRoche homered for Arizona. Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in both runs for Colorado, which nearly rallied in the ninth off closer Chad Qualls.

Brewers 17, Pirates 3 Yovani Gallardo pitched six strong innings and drove in three runs and Gregg Zaun matched career highs with

als relief pitcher Brian Bruney walked Aramis Ramirez with the bases loaded Monday. The Cubs won 4-3.

four hits and five RBIs as Milwaukee extended its mastery of Pittsburgh. Casey McGehee added a grand slam in a nine-run eighth inning that also included a two-run homer by Alcides Escobar and a tworun double by Zaun.

Giants 5, Phillies 1 Eli Whiteside homered and doubled in a run, Jonathan Sanchez struck out six and San Francisco handed Roy Halladay his first loss since joining the Phillies in a fourteam trade this winter.

Red Sox 13, Blue Jays 12 Jason Varitek had four RBIs, Marco Scutaro scored a career-high four runs and Boston held off Toronto for a wild, win.

Tigers 8, Rangers 6 Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Inge hit back-to-back homers in the ninth for Detroit, which blew a five-run lead. Cabrera’s tiebreaking homer off Neftali Feliz (1-1) landed in the

Texas bullpen in right-center. Inge followed with his second homer of the game.

Royals 3, Mariners 1 Kyle Davies allowed only one infield single in six dominant innings and Kansas City handed Felix Hernandez his first loss in 10 decisions. Billy Butler homered leading off the seventh against Hernandez (2-1), who had won nine consecutive decisions since losing to Cleveland last Aug. 23. In seven innings, he gave up three runs — two earned — with three walks and seven strikeouts.

Angels 5, Indians 2 Erick Aybar hit his first leadoff homer and Bobby Abreu added a two-run shot, leading Jered Weaver and Los Angeles. Weaver (3-0) allowed a run and seven hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking one. Angels designated hitter Hideki Matsui singled in the fifth for his 1,000th hit in the majors.

Howard agrees to $125 million contract extension SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Howard preferred securing his future in Philadelphia to testing free agency in two years — and boy is he getting his pay day. The slugging first baseman agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract extension Monday that could keep him with the Phillies until 2017. Howard’s teammates wasted no time hitting him up for favors, either. “Where we going to eat, Ryan?” Ben Francisco asked. Howard just chuckled. “He’s going to take all your money,” quipped Shane Victorino.

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The 30-yearold Howard will make $20 million each in 2012 and 2013 and $25 million annually from 201416. The PhilRyan lies have a $23 Howard million club option for 2017 with a $10 million buyout. “This is a very good contract for him,” Howard’s agent Casey Close said. “The reason he felt the time was right was he loves his teammates, he loves the city. He wanted to be a part of something special

for a long time to come.” The two-time All-Star led the Phillies to two straight trips to the World Series, winning a championship in 2008. The $25 million guaranteed average salary in the extension will be baseball’s secondhighest behind Alex Rodriguez’s $27.5 million average under a 10-year contract with the Yankees running through 2017. One of the factors that might have influenced Howard in agreeing to the deal now is that he would have been eligible for free agency after the 2011 season, when he will be 32. All-Star right fielder Jayson

Werth was thrilled for Howard, but uncertain how this might affect his chances of staying put in Philly beyond this season. He has had preliminary discussions with the team about an extension, but said, “I think they’ve been busy with Ryan.” Werth is making $7 million this year, the final season of his $10 million, two-year contract. After being briefly stuck in the minors while Jim Thome manned first for the Phillies, Howard was the 2005 Rookie of the Year at 25, the same age A-Rod signed his first free-agent deal — $252 million with Texas in 2001.





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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “You Don’t Know Jack” — Controversy and legal problems follow Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Al Pacino, as he advocates assisted suicide./7:30 on HBO n SPORTS NBA — LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers go for the series win, leading 3-1 over the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 tonight./8 on TNT n PRIMETIME “The Good Wife” — Alicia de- Al Pacino bates whether or not to use personal information to her advantage when she takes on her former boss in the courtroom; Peter uses religion to work on his appeal./9 on CBS

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 Jack Klugman, actor, 88; Casey Kasem, announcer, 78; Kate Pierson, B-52’s singer, 62; Ace Frehley, rock musician, 59; Sheena Easton, pop singer, 51; James Le Gros, actor, 48; Mica Paris, singer, 41.


Authorities jail, release Quaid, wife Randy and Evi Quaid were briefly jailed Monday after showing up to court two weeks late for a criminal case, authorities said. The actor and his wife were released after posting $100,000 bail each and were told to return for a court hearing Wednesday, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department said. The couple have repeatedly failed to show up for hearings in a felony case claiming they defrauded an inn out of Randy Quaid and his wife, more than $10,000. They also Evi Quaid, are escorted from have been charged with burcourt Monday in Santa Barglary and conspiracy and have bara, Calif. pleaded not guilty. Their attorney, Robert Sanger, has said the money has been repaid and the Quaids hope to resolve the case without a trial. Sanger on Monday declined to comment on the case or say why the couple didn’t appear as scheduled earlier this month. A judge ordered the couple’s $40,000 bail forfeited after they missed a hearing on April 12. Arrest warrants were issued after the Quaids failed to show up the following day as well.

DMX files suit claiming stolen royalties Rapper DMX says he’s been ripped off for years by a company hired to collect his song royalties, but he’s been behind bars so much that he only recently realized the problem. The platinum-selling but troubled hip-hop artist — who’s currently in an Arizona jail — said in a lawsuit filed Monday that Rich Kid Entertainment 1 and related companies paid him nothDMX ing while collecting royalties on some of his most popular work. The company also made deals letting record labels reproduce his work without telling him, the lawsuit claims. DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, scored such hits as “Get At Me Dog” and “Party Up” in the 1990s. He also appeared in films including 2000’s “Romeo Must Die” and 2003’s “Cradle 2 the Grave.”

Peanuts gang sold for $175M You’ve got a new owner, Charlie Brown. E.W. Scripps Co. is selling the unit that owns the rights to Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang for $175 million to Iconix Brand Group Inc. The sale of United Media Licensing also means Iconix has a new partnership with the family of the late Peanuts creator, Charles Schulz. They’ll receive 20 percent ownership and pay that percentage of the sale price. Scripps said today the cash deal will close by the end of the second quarter. The newspaper publisher and TV station owner had been exploring a sale since February. The Peanuts brand has annual sales of more than $2 billion. Iconix owns and licenses brands such as Joe Boxer, London Fog, Starter and Mudd.


Firefighters rescue dog from recliner Three suburban Chicago firefighters rescued a small dog that became trapped inside a mechanized recliner chair by sawing the piece of furniture apart. Eighty-seven-year-old owner Ken Makris said his terrier, Ebonyser, has nerve damage following his Thursday night ordeal but that he is “coming along fine.” Firefighters who responded to an emergency call from the Sunrise of Naperville assisted living center Thursday arrived to find a nurse’s aide hanging onto the chair to relieve the pressure on the dog and allow it to breathe. Firefighter and paramedic Scott Bolda said the chair’s electrical controls stopped working when Ebonyser became wedged inside. Makris said the 5-year-old pooch is on painkillers but that he was able to go out for a walk Monday.

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Fundraising spares famous sign from sprawl los aNGeles (aP) — The Hollywood sign, a beacon to stars and star-struck alike, has been saved from urban sprawl under a land conservation pact announced Monday after a donation by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner capped a multimillion-dollar fundraising drive. “It’s a symbol of dreams and a symbol of opportunity and hope,” actor-turned Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger told a press conference below the towering letters. “The Hollywood sign will welcome dreamers, artists and Austrian bodybuilders for generations to come.” The huge sign overlooking the city was in danger of having its distinctive setting on the flanks of the Santa Monica Mountains crowded by Hugh construction Hefner of estate homes on nearby Cahuenga Peak. But a $900,000 donation from Heffner, who helped save the sign itself 32 years ago, and a $500,000 matching grant completed a $12.5 million fundraising drive to protect 138 acres from development that would have altered the globally recognized symbol of the world’s film and television capital. “My childhood dreams and fantasies came from the movies, and the images created in Hollywood had a major influence on my life and Playboy,” Hefner said. Schwarzenegger praised the public and private partnership that raised the money to keep the property out of the hands of developers. The Trust for Public Land con-

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, joins Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, right, and officials from the Trust for Public Land to announce the success of servation group raised $6.7 million in private funds, the state offered $3.1 million, and local funds totaled $2.7 million. Schwarzenegger said private donations came from all 50 states, 10 foreign countries, The Tiffany & Co. and a number of individuals, including J. Paul Getty heir Aileen Getty, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. Cahuenga Peak, just west of the sign’s location on Mount Lee, features a 360-degree panorama of Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Moviemaker and aviation mogul Howard Hughes bought the property in 1940 to build a home for then-girlfriend Ginger Rogers. But that never came about, and the Hughes estate sold the property in 2002

the “Save the Cahuenga Peak” campaign just west of the landmark Hollywood sign Monday in Los Angeles.

for $1.7 million to the Chicagobased investment group Fox River Financial Resources Inc. It was put on the market again two years ago for $22 million, but The Trust for Public Land negotiated a lower price. Ironically, the sign was originally erected in 1923 to promote a real estate development, with its 30-foot-by-50-foot letters spelling “Hollywoodland.” But as Hollywood was entering its golden age, the sign already symbolized the allure of stardom. In the 1930s a young, struggling actress climbed the sign and leaped to her death. By the late 1940s the sign was falling apart and the “land” portion was removed, giving it the appearance known today. It continued to decay even after

the city made it a cultural monument in 1973. Hefner came to the rescue in 1978 by organizing a fundraiser that enabled a complete rebuilding of the sign, which had to vanish from the skyline for several months. Wildlife Conservation Board executive director John Donnelly said the permanent protection of Cahuenga Peak is a significant addition to the city’s 4,210-acre Griffith Park and will enhance wildlife corridors throughout the region. “Today, we have the Hollywood ending we hoped for,” said William B. Rogers, president of The Trust for Public Land.

eBay de-lists Kevorkian death van, citing policy deTroIT (aP) — Online auction site eBay pulled a listing Monday for a van used by Dr. Jack Kevorkian to perform several assisted suicides, saying the sale of the van would violate the company’s policy against the sale of “murderabilia.” Jack Finn, a retired used auto parts dealer, put the 1968 Volkswagon van once owned by Kevorkian up for auction on eBay last week. With three days left in the auction, the top bid placed for it was $3,400 at 11:30 a.m. Monday, but the ad had been pulled an hour later. In an e-mail message, eBay told The Associated Press it “does not allow the sale of items closely associated with notoDr. Jack rious murderKevorkian ers within the last 100 years.” “We carefully consider all the details before deciding to remove such listings when they’re brought to our attention, looking at the entire posting to determine if eBay

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Volkswagen minivan policy has been violated,” eBay said. In an e-mail to Finn, eBay said: “The listing was removed because it violated the eBay Murderabilia policy.” “I don’t run eBay, Craigslist or the world,” Finn said. He said Auburn, Ind.-based Kruse Auctions has agreed to sell the van at its May 13-16 auction. The 82-year-old Kevorkian has been in the news lately because of Saturday’s premiere of the HBO movie “You don’t Know Jack.” Al Pacino plays Kevorkian in the movie. A replica of the VW appears

in the movie. Kevorkian used the van while assisting in several deaths, including the poisoning of an Alzheimer’s patient that launched his public effort in 1990. Finn said he bought the van in 1997, when he was in the used auto parts business. He said he since has retired from the Auburn Hills-based company, Recycled Bugs, and put the van up for sale to clear out warehouse space. Mayer Morganroth, Kevorkian’s friend and lawyer, said Kevorkian turned the van in to

his own auto shop for scrap in 1997 and that he was upset it had been put up for auction. “Jack never sold it, never got a dime for it,” Morganroth said. “Jack believed it was destroyed.” Morganroth said it was not possible to trace how the van came to be owned by Finn and said Kevorkian wouldn’t pursue the matter. Whoever buys the waterdamaged and long-idle van shouldn’t expect to get anywhere in it, Finn said. “We are telling you that this bus is absolutely not safe to drive,” Finn wrote in his eBay listing. “All safety systems on the vehicle would have to be completely overhauled. Although the vehicle may actually move and stop under its own power, it’s not being sold as a drivable bus.” Nicknamed “Dr. Death,” Kevorkian claims to have helped at least 130 people die from 1990 until 1998. He was released from prison in 2007 after serving eight years for a second-degree murder conviction for assisting in the 1998 death of a 52-year-old Michigan man with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

New York City to charge $300 for film permits New yorK (aP) — For the first time ever, television and film productions that come from all over the world to shoot in the city will have to pay for the City Hall permits that have always been free, a major change in policy that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration blames on budget woes. Senior Bloomberg administration officials were to tell representatives from Hollywood studios, advertising and labor unions today about the proposed $300 fee for films, commercials, music videos and television series. To be sure, $300 is a barely noticeable budget line in most multimillion-dollar television and screen projects, and most major cities — including Los Angeles, New York’s major

film competitor — already charge permit fees. But the change is an about-face in policy for a city that has long prided itself on uniquely providing free permits and other perks to lure projects to shoot in the iconic Big Apple. Permits have been free since the city established a film office in 1966.

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‘Serial eater’ gets praise, support for habits Dear Abby: Regarding “Ruminating in Rio Rancho” (Feb. 19), whose wife has an issue with his eating style, I too am a “serial eater,” and I have taken a fair amount of kidding and abuse over it. However, the tactic of claiming it is poor etiquette to shame the eater is a new one to me. In my experience, people react to serial eating because it is unusual. I can’t explain why I do it, just as I can’t understand why other people feel they must rotate their bites. I just know it works for me, and their method seems as odd to me as mine does to them. I recall this subject was mentioned years ago in your mother’s column. The writer said as a boy he was teased for eating this way, but an uncle of his had a different take. The uncle said that he had the capacity to become a great success because he did one thing at a time, and finished what he started before moving on. So, to “Ruminating,” what I advise is: Use your silverware, chew with your mouth closed, and compliment the chef. Tell her/him that each dish is so



good that you don’t want to dilute the taste, which would hamper your enjoyment. — Finishing What I Start in Raleigh, N.C. Dear Finishing: My readers agree unanimously that a person’s eating habits are a matter of personal choice and “Ruminating’s” wife should resist the urge to be such a control freak. Read on: Dear Abby: Eating one portion at a time is not uncommon. During a home-cooked meal in Thailand, I made the mistake of taking a little from each platter and eating a bit of each one in rotation. My host informed me that in his country one takes a serving from one platter, eats it, and then takes another serving from another, etc. There is no universal standard for proper etiquette.


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: A certain project in the year ahead will draw out your natural leadership qualities. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Even if something you’re presently negotiating looks like it is close to reaching a final agreement, don’t sign the deal until all the facts have been verified and things are actually a fait accompli. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Regardless of the circumstances you find yourself in, don’t pretend that you’ve taken care of something that you really haven’t. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you’ve been carelessly indulging all your extravagant whims lately, today could be a big day of reckoning. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take care that urgency or impatience on your part doesn’t cause you to reason unsoundly today. Forgo any temptations to hurry things along by making quick changes to something good you have going. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Take the necessary time to sort your plans out in a more concise order, even the immediate ones, instead of attempting to blindly proceed forward, taking on whatever occurs at the moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Curtail any inclinations to count your chickens before they are hatched. There is a strong possibility the brood may be smaller than you anticipated. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It’s time to disengage from endeavors that have proved to be unproductive, instead of clinging to false hopes about things that probably will never happen. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Sometimes intuitive notions are good, but truer insights can be derived today by viewing certain situations on an intellectual level. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You could be invited to become part of a new group, but before you totally commit yourself to anything new, get to know the other members far better than you do at the moment. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Prematurely taking bows for something you’ve yet to accomplish will prove to be embarrassing and even unwise. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Plan carefully and leave nothing up to chance, especially if you’re dealing with something important. Periodically make a spot-check to be sure everything and everyone is heading in the same direction. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Regardless of how badly you want something, try to avoid deficit spending at this point in time. Thinking you’ll have the funds later on is optimistic but not necessarily realistic.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m 19 and work in a white-tablecloth restaurant as a waiter. I’m going with a young woman who is the restaurant’s hostess. She is a fun person and we enjoy being together. About two months ago, she asked me my age and I told her. Naturally, I asked her age and she said she was also 19. Last night, I had the opportunity to see her driver’s license and noticed that she was born in 1988, so that makes her 22. I’m not sure I want to be going with a girl three years my senior. I still care for her, but now I see her in a different light. I’d appreciate your advice. — Nameless, Cumberland, Md. Nameless: The fact that she’s three years older than you is no big deal, and if that’s why you now see her in a different light, I’d advise you to relax and forget about it. You may be suffering from an attack of macho-guy ego, which dictates that men don’t date older women. That’s nonsense. It shouldn’t stop you from enjoying her company. However, she did mislead you about her age, which is a little bit curious. Maybe she anticipated your hesitation over dating a 22-year-old. If things become serious, your relationship will need a foundation of honesty to survive. Ask her about the deception at an appropriate time, but in a non-accusatory way. Make sure she understands that the age difference doesn’t matter. Dr. Wallace: I’m 16 and am short. I’m 5 feet 4 inches and one of the shortest guys in my class. My mother is 5 feet 6 inches and my dad is 5 feet 9 inches. I’d be very happy to be the same height as my dad. How long will I continue to grow? — Nameless, Moncton, New Brunswick. Nameless: Most people reach their peak in height by age 19, but it is not unusual for a person to continue growing until around 25. Chances are, at minimum, you’ll wind up somewhere between your mother’s and father’s height; at a maximum, you could be somewhat taller than your father. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Customs vary from family to family and country to country. To establish their family “standards,” the couple should discuss and do what they decide. At any meal, I follow my host’s lead and then I am always correct. — Polite in Any Company, Dwayne Ozewalla, Ph.D. Dear Abby: It is actually proper to rotate selections of food on your dinner plate. A good chef plans meals so that the taste of each selection complements the other, and the polite diner acknowledges each one. It’s the second-best “gratuity” a chef can receive. Those who formed the habit of eating one item at a time were introduced to this style of eating by their mothers — who opened one jar of baby food, fed their infant from that, then closed the jar and fed them from the next jar. — Keith from Houston Dear Abby: “Ruminating” eats the way some dietitians recommend: protein first, vegetables second, starch last. That’s the healthiest way to eat, especially if you are trying to watch what you eat. — Dana from Katy, Texas

Dear Abby: Do as I do, and take your eating to the next level. Instead of just consuming every item completely before moving to the next, try eating alphabetically ... mashed potatoes, meatloaf, then your peas. — Organized in Utah Dear Abby: My husband eats his least-favorite thing first and ends with his favorite. This was incorporated as a young boy to make sure he cleaned his plate. I suggested as an option that he eat his favorite first and then, when he gets full, he will stop eating, instead of always cleaning his plate. He has lost a few pounds in the process. — Wife of Husband from the Clean Plate Club Dear Abby: Does “Ruminating” know he shares the same style of eating as Albert Einstein? This natural habit is a sign of genius. — Shirley in Brookfield, Wis.

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01. Legals Invitation For Bid Mississippi Food Network P.O. Box 411 Jackson, MS 39205 (601) 353-7286 The Mississippi Food Network will accept sealed written proposals until 9 a.m. on Monday, May 2, 2010 for the following services: Preparation and delivery of lunch meals for the Summer Food Service Program at We Care Community Services, located at 909 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi. Meals must meet the minimum meal pattern requirements as defined by USDA regulations for summer meal service. Milk need not be included in the bid, as the sponsor will be supplying the fluid milk component of the meal. The program is scheduled to start June 7, 2010 and end July 30,2010. The MS Food Network reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Further details pertaining to the IFB may be obtained by contacting: Cassandra Guess Mississippi Food Network P.O. Box 411 Jackson, MS 39205 (601)353-7286 Publish: 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30(5t)

LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Warren County Port Commission will accept sealed bids for mowing grass lands owned by Warren County, Mississippi forming a part of Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex, east of Vicksburg in said county. Bidders may obtain copies of specifications and directions to bidders from the Warren County Port Commission office, located at 1900 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The deadline for bids shall be Thursday, May 11, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to the Warren County Chancery Clerk's office located on the first floor of the Warren County Courthouse. The owners reserve the right to reject any and all bids and may waive technicalities and formalities. Publish: 4/27, 5/4(2t)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS EXECUTOR'S NOTICE TO THE CREDITORS OF DOLLIE P. DUNCAN, DECEASED #2009,148 PR Letters Testamentary having been granted on the 15th day of December 2009, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, to the undersigned upon the Estate of Dollie P. Duncan, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to have the same probated, registered and allowed by the Clerk of said Court within 90 days from this date, and failure to do so within said period will forever bar said claims. This the sixth day of April 2010. LUCIUS B. DABNEY, JR., EXECUTOR Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27(4t) Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 21st day of March, 2007 and acknowledged on the 21st day of March, 2007, Toni Easterling and Michael Easterling Husband and Wife As Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto American Title Company, Inc., Trustee for The Hurricane Mortgage Company, Inc. A Mississippi Corporation, Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1649 at Page 58 # 244493; and WHEREAS, by various assignments on record said Deed of Trust was ultimately assigned to US Bank National Association, as Trustee for SASCO 2007-WF2 by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 51 # 276646; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of March, 2010, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1508 at Page 52 # 276647; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 4th day of May, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: Lot Eleven (11) of the Feld Survey of the W.R. Bay Tract as shown by plat recorded in Book 116 at Page 36 of the Land Deed Records of Warren County, Mississippi. Being the same property conveyed to Charline Bolt Killgo by deed from Ronald Walker Killgo filed for record in Book 1330, Page 228, Register's Office for Warren County, Mississippi, dated 11/25/03. And being the same property conveyed to Toni Easterling and husband, Michael Easterling by deed from Charline Bolt Killgo, single, being recorded simultaneously herewith. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day April 7, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sw/F10-0689 Publish: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27(3t)

01. Legals IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN WAYNE JABOUR, DECEASED REBECCA TAYLOR JABOUR, EXECUTRIX PROBATE NO. 2010-047PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF JOHN WAYNE JABOUR NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary of the Estate of John Wayne Jabour, Deceased, were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 31st day of March, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have the same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the date hereof. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS my signature this, the 7th day of April, 2010. /s/Rebecca Taylor Jabour REBECCA TAYLOR JABOUR Publish: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27(3t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY LOUISE F. CARLSON, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-044PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF MARY LOUISE F. CARLSON NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Mary Louise F. Carlson were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 29th day of March, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90 days of the first date of publication hereon. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Clyde Edward Carlson CLYDE EDWARD CARLSON Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4t) SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, Jennings Real Estate Investment Properties, LLC executed a certain Deed of Trust to Gregory P. Giddens, Trustee for Southern Investment Financing, LLC, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the Land Records in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1699 at Page 478; and WHEREAS, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. has been duly substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust in the place and stead of Gregory P. Giddens or any other named trustee by instrument dated March 31, 2010 of record in Book 1508 at Page 50 of said Warren County Land Records; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said Deeds of Trust and in the performance by said Mortgagors of certain obligations contained therein, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust; and WHEREAS, the beneficiary thereof, having requested the undersigned substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sale of said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust and for the purpose of satisfying the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Trustee's fees and expenses of sale. Now, therefore, I, J. Allen Derivaux, Jr, substituted Trustee, will on the 28th day of April, 2010, during legal hours, being between the hours of 11:00 o'clock a.m. And 4:00 o'clock p.m., at the West front door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, Mississippi, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, offer for sale at public outcry and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi: Beginning at a point where the East line of Poplar Street intersects the Northwest line of the City Cemetery Road: running thence in a Northerly direction along the said East line of Poplar Street, a distance of 122 feet, more or less, to the Southwest corner of that certain tract of land which was conveyed by Maurice Metzger to Robert Lewis by Deed bearing date of the 16th day of November, 1925, recorded in Book 163 at Page 49 of the Land Records in the office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi; thence in a Northeasterly direction on a line parallel with the Northwest line of said City Cemetery Road, a distance of 40 feet to the Northwest corner of that certain tract of land conveyed by the said Maurice Metzger to Mary E. Katzenmeyer, by Deed bearing date of the 1st day of April, 1926, recorded in Book 165 at Page 143 of the Land Records aforesaid; thence in a Southerly direction along the Westerly line of the property so conveyed to the said Mary E. Katzenmeyer, a distance of 100 feet to a point in the Northwest line of said City Cemetery Road, which is 91 feet Northeast of the Point of Beginning of the property hereby conveyed, thence in a Southwesterly direction along the said Northwest line of said City Cemetery Road, a distance of 91 feet to the intersection of said City Cemetery Road, the Point of Beginning; the land hereby conveyed being a part of the same property which was conveyed to the said Maurice Metzger by Deed executed by Jacob Schaffer, bearing date of the 17th day of March, 1925, recorded in Book 158 at Page 240 of the Land Records aforesaid, and being situated in Lots 25 and 36 in Square 8 in that certain Survey in said City of Vicksburg known as North Springfield; also, all and singular the buildings and improvements thereon and the appurtenances there unto appertaining and belonging. And being the same property conveyed by said Maurice Metzger to T. B. Tennant and Hazel J. Tennant by Deed

Page 240 of the Land Records aforesaid, and being situated in Lots 25 and 36 in Square 8 in that certain Survey in said City of Vicksburg known as North Springfield; also, all and singular the buildings and improvements thereon and the appurtenances there unto appertaining and belonging. And being the same property conveyed by said Maurice Metzger to T. B. Tennant and Hazel J. Tennant by Deed dated July 28, 1926, recorded in Book 165 at Page 308 of the Land Records of said County. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. /s/ J. Allen Derivaux, Jr. J. ALLEN DERIVAUX, JR. Substituted Trustee 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27(4t)

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IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN RE: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN R. MCLEOD, DECEASED, NO. 2010-038PR TANYA CROCKER AND BESTY LYNCH CO-PETITIONERS NOTICE TO CREDITORS Letters of Administration, C.T.A., having been granted to the undersigned on the 31st day of March, 2010, by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, upon the Estate of John R. McLeod, Deceased, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against said Estate to present the same to the Clerk of this Court for probate and registration according to law, within ninety (90) days from this date, or they will be forever barred. THIS the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Tanya Crocker TANYA CROCKER /s/ Betsy Lynch BETSY LYNCH Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARY LOUISE F. CARLSON, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-044PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF MARY LOUISE F. CARLSON NOTICE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Mary Louise F. Carlson were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 29th day of March, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90 days of the first date of publication hereon. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Clyde Edward Carlson CLYDE EDWARD CARLSON Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4t)t) Advertisement for Bids Non-routine/Extraordinary Plumbing Maintenance The Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer (BHA) will receive sealed bids for Non-routine/Extraordinary Plumbing Maintenance at Rolling Acres, Waltersville Estates, Urban Court, Valley Court, Cedars Estates & Beechwood Estates located in the City of Vicksburg, MS. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the VHA Administrative Office, 131 Elizabeth Circle, Vicksburg, MS 39183, no later than 2:00 PM, local time, Friday, May 14, 2010. Any bids received after that time and date will not be accepted. Mark your bid envelope: Nonroutine/Extraordinary Plumbing Maintenance 05/14/2010. All bids received by the specified time and date will be opened and read aloud at the above time and place. The VHA reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any formalities in the bid process. Bid packages may be obtained at the Administrative Office of the Vicksburg Housing Authority, 131 Elizabeth Circle, Vicksburg, MS 39183 Publish: 4/27, 5/5(2t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF WALTER EDWARD CARLSON, DECEASED PROBATE NO. 2010-045PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF WALTER EDWARD CARLSON NOTCE is hereby given that Letters Testamentary in the Estate of Walter Edward Carlson were granted to the undersigned by the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi, on the 29th day of March, 2010, and all persons having claims against said estate are hereby notified and required to have same probated and registered by the Clerk of said Court as required by law within ninety (90) days of the first publication hereon. Failure to do so will forever bar such claims. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE this the 1st day of April, 2010. /s/ Clyde Edward Carlson CLYDE EDWARD CARLSON Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 (4t) NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE By virtue of that certain Deed of Trust made on the 24th day of April, 2006, by Gordon B. White and Phylis F. White to Robert B. Andrews, Trustee, subsequently replaced by B. Blake Teller, Substituted Trustee, pursuant to valid Substitution of Trustee which is recorded in Deed Book 1506 at Page 799 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, to secure certain indebtedness therein mentioned for the benefit of RiverHills Bank, which Deed of Trust is duly recorded in Book 1587 at Page 830 of the Records of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land in the Office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi; and pursuant to the power and authority vested in me, as Substituted Trustee, and at the request of the owner of said indebtedness, default having been made in the payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder accruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, B. Blake Teller, as Substituted Trustee, will between the le-

payment due thereunder as described in Promissory Note by said Deed of Trust secured and the payment of the interest thereunder ac- April 27, 2010 Tuesday, cruing and the holder and the owner of the Note having elected under the terms of said Deed of Trust to declare said Note due and payable as by said Deed of Trust authorized, and the same remaining unpaid, I, B. Blake POMERANIAN. Teller, as Substituted FEMALE, NEEDS mediTrustee, will between the lecation, red in color, missing gal hours of 11:00 a.m. and from Blossom Lane vicinity. 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 601-630-6412. the 28th day of April, 2010, at the main front door of the Cherry Street side of the county courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, expose for sale at public auction to the highest and Opportunity is Knocking best bidder for cash the following described property Business is Booming conveyed by said Deed of Now Hiring, Smiling Faces Trust, said property being Restaurant Managers are needed! situated in Warren County, Are you looking for a new oppurState of Mississippi, being tunity, new career? described as follows: We are hiring individuals that are All of Lot 8 of Camelot Estates, Part 1, per plat of hard working, posses managerecord in Plat Book 3 at ment skills, organized and have a Page 23 of the Land positive attitude. We would be Records in the office of the happy to discuss our openings Chancery Clerk of Warren across Mississipi and Louisiana. County, Mississippi. Yearly salary plus bonusThe undersigned will only $26,000-$56,000 convey such title as is vested in me as Substituted Based on experience and perTrustee. formance WITNESS my signature this Benefits include: 401K, Health the 29th day of March, 2010. Insurance, Vacation, Monthy /s/ B. Blake Teller Bonus B. BLAKE TELLER Fax resume to 866-433-4146 Substituted Trustee Publish: 4/6, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27 Email (4t)

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EXPERIENCED COOK NEEDED to start immediately. Light computer knowledge preferred, part time into full time position available. Send resume to or call 601-738-0820.

MOBILE HOME SERVICE technician needed. Valid driver's license, experience in plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. Apply in person only. Magnolia Estates, 1333 Highway 61 South. No phone calls.

PART TIME SECRETARY needed. $8 per hour. 601-618-5474.

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR HVAC apprentice. Electrical, plumbing, or air conditioning experience helpful. Must have clean driving record. Competitive salary with excellent benefits, in a drug-free work place. Mail resume to P.O. Box 820006, Vicksburg, MS 39182.


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WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413

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Call today! 601-618-8599. BARBARA'S LAWN SERVICE. Grass too tall, give us a call. Low prices, great service. 601-218-8267, 601629-6464, leave message.

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NEW WHITE DOUBLE door Sears side-by-side refrigerator. $600. 601-6361455 or 601-415-3333. RED OAK FIRE wood $50 a load, get it while it's cheap. 601-600-9571.

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

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.

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale 12X24 FINISHED BUILDING with porch swing, shower, commode, kitchenette. Includes refridgerator, microwave, futon and TV. $6,750. You move. 601638-9005.

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

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

Spring Move-In Special

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response.

• 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid

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

to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

27. Rooms For Rent $75 WEEKLY. $270 monthly. $75 deposit. With private bath, $350 monthly. Furnished, central air, phone, and cable. 601-272-4564. NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.

28. Furnished Apartments CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747. EXECUTIVE BEDROOM SUITE. Fully furnished. Call for details and price. 601278-6139. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.


No Utility Deposit Required

• Downtown Convenience

33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

1911 Mission 66

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings


1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms 605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, Marie Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $500, water furnished. 601-6367107, TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Also 2 bedroom, $425. Both includes refrigerator and stove furnished. $200. Call 601-634-8290

318-322-4000 FOR RENT. 17,000 +/square feet. Highway 80 and Highway 27. 601-8311933.

1986 MONARCH. 21 foot fiberglass boat with 150 horse power Johnson, Minn Kota trolling motor. Good rig, ready to fish! $6000. 601-629-7808.

1 OAK HILL. 4br, 2ba, 2 fireplaces, totally remodeled, new roof, granite in kitchen and bathrooms. Well built, very good condition, very private. Will pay 3% closing costs with acceptable offer. $147,500. Call 318-341-8717

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

14 FOOT JON boat, 8 horse power Evinrude and trailer. $600 firm. 601-529-7148. 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 A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable, 601-218-1448, 601-636-2629.

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

AFFORDABLE PAINTING. Quality work. Exterior/interior: Historic renovation. 20 years experience. 601-2180263.

37. Recreational Vehicles

COMPLETELY REMODELED HOME in Bovina school district. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, on 2 acres, with over 1300 square feet. $89.900. Take advantage of the $8,000 tax credit before April 30th. Call Eric at 601529-9448, Coldwell Banker.

McMillin Real Estate

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

HELP!!! My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD. Move-In Ready-1 mile from Warren Central, 4 BR/2BA, fresh paint, updated throughout, new wood laminate floors, new carpet, new ceramic floors and countertops in kitchen & baths, 12x20 wired workshop, 1 acre lot on cul-de-sac. For appointment, 601-415-3022.

4571 Hayley’s Point 4 BR, 2 BA, 1860 SF Metal roof, lakeside, renovated, in county. $90,000 Bette Paul Warner, 601.218.1800 McMillin Real Estate

FOR SALE: 2004 Cherokee travel trailer. 27 feet. With slide out. $13,400. Call 601-636-7945 or 601-5293177.

40. Cars & Trucks

35. Lots For Sale

1994 FORD F-150. 4X4, diamond plate toolbox, bed liner, good condition. $2000. 601-636-8284.

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

1999 SUBARU IMPREZA Outback Sport. 80,000 miles, all wheel drive, boxer engine, roof rack. $4900. 601-636-8284.

36. Farms & Acreage

2000 VOLVO S-40. $5,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855.

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

✰ 5 acre & larger lotsstarting at $3750/ acre. ✰ Two 40 +/- tract for $3500/ acre. ✰ 53 acres near Natchez State Park $3200/ acre. ✰ 226 acres near Bayou Pierre $1975/ acre. Many more tracts available! Investors Realty Group, Inc.

✰ Danny Rice/ Broker 601-529-2847, ✰ Charlie Donald, 601-668-8027, ✰ Dees Simpson, 601-529-4478.

29. Unfurnished Apartments Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator


Mortgage Loans 601.630.8209

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

601-636-6490 Member FDIC

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

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

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

4022 HIGHWAY 27: Owner Financing. 3 bedroom 2 bath home. Ward Real Estate 601-634-6898.

2001 VOLVO S80 2.9. Sale by Owner. New Tires, Leather and Sunroof. $6400. Call 601-831-6788. 2005 HONDA ACCORD EXL. Excellent condition, 24,477 miles. $13,500. Call 601-618-1860. 2007 FORD F-150 King Ranch. 4X4, Crew cab. $29,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2008 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S Coupe. $16,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. 2008 TOYOTA PRIUS. Stock# 600135A. $16,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601-636-2855. 2009 CHEVROLET COBALT LT. $13,995. Call Vicksburg Toyota at 601636-2855. BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance with no credit check! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Licensed in MS and LA

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


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

34. Houses For Sale

30. Houses For Rent

Very nice, 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, 2 story home. Colonial Drive. $1400 monthly. Deposit/ References required. Call 601-831-4506.

TIMBERLANE COMMUNITY. 2400 square feet. 3 bedroom brick/ cypress home on 8.4 acres. Wildlife paradise! $178,000 601831-1988

Big River Realty

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

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

307 DRUSILLA LANE. For Sale by owner. 3 bedrooms 1.5 bath. Call Tony 601-618-1832. Realtors Welcome.

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

2150 South Frontage Road

29. Unfurnished Apartments

36. Farms & Acreage


801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

Commodore Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

Office or Retail Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft. Great Location! Easy Access! High Visability!

âœŚ From $495.00 âœŚ Secure High-Rise Building • Off Street Parking • 9 1/2 Foot Ceilings • Beautiful River Views • Senior Discounts •

34. Houses For Sale

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

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





601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333





29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

AUDUBON PLACE For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg. Discount for Senior Citizens available

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455



Send a loving message to your Mom for Mother’s Day! On Sunday, May 9th, we will have a “Mother’s Day Card� in the Classified Section of The Vicksburg Post. Cost is $1 per word and $10 per picture. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!!! Deadline is Tuesday, May 4th at 3pm.

1601-F North Frontage Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 601-636-4545 601-636-SELL (7355)


FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •


• Rent Based On Income


Toll Free 1-866-238-8861 EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

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

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333


601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Vicksburg Post



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2010 GMC Sierra

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Ext. Cab SLE Duramax Diesel


Regular Cab


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




2010 GMC Terrain




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


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2010 GMC Yukon XL

2010 GMC Yukon SLT

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In Lieu of Rebate

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

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60 Months

M.S.R.P. -


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




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2010 GMC Sierra

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M.S.R.P. -

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Extended Cab SLE


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April 27, 2010

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