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Another stormy weekend in forecast Warren County to seek financial help for workers, residents By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Storm-weary Mississippi residents are facing another possible round of severe weather this weekend, days after a deadly tornado plowed through the state. National Weather Service meteorologist Daniel Lamb said Tuesday that a

“potent” storm system could hit Friday or Saturday, possibly stalling and dumping enough rain to cause some flooding. He said it’s too early to make a clear forecast, but the weather service is watching developments. “I wouldn’t make any comparisons to the last system because that’s something that’s very rare and excep-

tional,” Lamb said. Tornadoes spread through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Saturday, killing 10 in Mississippi and two in Alabama. Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said it was the worst storm the state has had since Hurricane Katrina nearly five years ago. A local emergency decla-

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ration will be taken up by Warren County supervisors Monday to put the county in line to have overtime costs incurred by Saturday’s tornado reimbursed. Such a move also puts private citizens in line for assistance, pending the result of state and federal emerSee Storm, Page A10.

Cuts mean no furloughs for county workers now By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com

total of $122,075 this year, according to the most recent plan to balance the budget in midyear. Coupled with leaving some unfilled jobs in the Department of Human Services and the Extension Agency and other pending cuts, the reductions total $201,248. Supervisors have also

More cuts to charities and other budget items will bring county spending in line and head off employee furloughs for now, Warren County supervisors said Tuesday. Eight agencies expecting a final quarterly allocation of public money will see those amounts sliced in half or a

See County, Page A9.

Wreck on 80 kills local woman Car, truck hit head-on in morning crash By Tish Butts tbutts@vicksburgpost.com A Vicksburg mother of two died this morning in a collision with a pickup on U.S. 80 just west of Newman Road. At about 6:53 a.m., Jennifer Annette Luna, 23, 4718 U.S. 80, Tuesday was eastwreck bound on in Hinds two-lane County kills Highway 80 two when the 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix she was driving struck a 1991 Dodge Ram driven west by Fred Clark, 67, 3772 U.S. 80, Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said. “They hit head-on,” Pace said. Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Sgt. James Walker said Luna’s vehicle crossed the center line before impact. “Her cousin said the two

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Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol Trooper Kervin Stewart investigates the scene of this morning’s wreck.

Gaming numbers up as revenue levels out By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com KATIE CARTER•THE VICKSBURG POST

Old Court House Museum assistant director Jeff Coleman digs a hole Tuesday for an evergreen shrub in a memorial plot for Hobbs Freeman, an artist and longtime museum volunteer who died last summer. One of Freeman’s sculptures is the center-

piece of the memorial and will be accompanied by plants and rocks of all shapes and sizes. A dedication ceremony for the memorial is set for 4 p.m. May 9. Landscape architect Jeff Richardson designed the plot.

Gaming taxes from Vicksburg’s five casinos paid to the city, county and local school district were up nearly 10 percent in the March report compared to last year, bringing totals back in line with

projections. Total proceeds from the 3.2 percent revenue tax collected by local casinos — of which the city gets 65 percent, Warren County 25 percent and the school district 10 percent — were roughly $915,000 in March compared to $832,000 in the March

report a year ago. A second revenue tax — an 0.8 percent share of the state’s 8.8 percent revenue tax — netted about $229,000 for the city and county, which splits the funds nearly evenly, based on populations. See Casinos, Page A9.

Board to pick superintendent search firm Thursday By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com Picking a professional search firm to recruit a new superintendent for the Vicksburg Warren School District will be on the agenda Thursday night as the district’s

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trustees hold their regular meeting. Three organizations have made presentations pitching their services to replace Superintendent Dr. James Price, who is retiring June 30 after seven years at the head of the 9,000-student district.

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for those posts during the meeting. In a called meeting Tuesday, the board met with the president of Omaha-based McPherson and Jacobson Executive Recruitment and Development, the third firm to make a pitch.

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Trustees will meet Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at 1500 Mission 66. On the agenda will be the selection of a professional search firm to recruit a new superintendent. The board is also expected to name two new elementary school principals.

“Recruitment is crucial if you want to complete the process this spring,” said Dr. Tom Jacobson, a former classroom teacher, principal and superintendent who started the firm about 20

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Sarah Shrader, from left, David Sharp and Alicia Sharp stand in their new business, You Choose-Upscale Consignment, 1300 Washington St. Tuesday. The store is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and offers

upscale home furnishings accepted on consignment daily. The store also has pickup and delivery service. The phone number is 601-529-9199 or 601-638-3087, and the e-mail is youchoose.upscaleconsignment@yahoo.com.

Hospitalized passenger says driver ran over him A Vicksburg man remained hospitalized this morning after being run over Tuesday evening by a car after a dispute with its driver Tuesday evening, police said. Richard Craft, 41, 109 Bering St., was in fair condition at River Region Medical Center, hospital spokesman Allen Karel said. Craft was injured after he argued with the unidentified driver of a 1990s model Pontiac Grand Am who had given Craft a ride, said police Lt. Bobby Stewart. The two had stopped at a Kangaroo gas station at 3400 Halls Ferry Road, and Craft offered to pay the driver $30 for the ride, Stewart said. “The driver told Craft it was not enough,” Stewart said. “The driver placed the car in

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from staff reports reverse knocking Craft under the vehicle” as he was reaching in to grab his Motorola cell phone. The suspect, described as a black male, about 6-feet-tall and 160 pounds, drove away with the phone valued at $150, Stewart said.

Woman says shots fired at her home A Vicksburg resident told police that a man who knew her son shot into her home at about 8:30 Tuesday night. No injuries were reported. The woman told officers the man fired three or four shots with one striking a living room

wall, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The woman said her son, who is acquainted with the suspect, was not home. She said the man drove away, west toward Confederate Avenue, in an unknown vehicle. Police have identified a suspect, but declined to release his name. If arrested, the suspect could be charged with attempted aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied dwelling, Stewart said.

County man jailed on burglary charge A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail this morning on a burglary charge. Jeremy B. Bowlin, 18, 3400

U.S. 80 Lot. 4, was arrested by Warren County deputies at 2:33 p.m. Tuesday and charged with grand larceny and burglary, jail records showed. He was held without bond. No information was available on what Bowlin is accused of burglarizing.

TV, appliances missing on Green A residential burglary was reported in the city Tuesday. A Roper stove valued at $327, a Whirlpool deep freezer valued at $452, a GE dryer valued at $275 and a Sanyo TV valued at $200 were reported missing at 12:48 p.m. from a home in the 2900 block of Green Street.

community calendar PUBLIC PROGRams Commodity Supplemental Food Program — Applications being accepted; age 60 and older, Warren County resident and income limits; 601638-6327. Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alcoholics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. Video Conferencing Etiquette — Noon Thursday; how to maximize effectiveness of a presentation; no charge; WC Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St.; 601-6365442. Vicksburg Warren County National Day of Prayer — Noon Friday; planning meeting; lunch provided, RSVP by Thursday night, Dr. Willie Nettle, 601-638-6165 or 601-6385142; Bypass Church of Christ Annex, 785 U.S. 61 North. Jackson Audubon Society Bird Walk — 8-10 a.m. Saturday; LeFleur’s Bluff State Park; 115 Lakeland Terrace, Jackson; 601-956-7444. Preserving Our Young Black Men Summit — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; free admission, parents encouraged to attend; refreshments served; presented by Omicron Rho Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Education Foundation; Mount Carmel Ministries,

2015 Grove St. Butterfly, Hummingbird and Bee Gardening, Harvesting Herbs — 10 a.m. Saturday; Faulk’s Garden Shop, 1118 Clay St.; presentation by Brenda Renee of Butterfly Haven Nursery, Choudrant, La.; 601-636-2832. Financial Seminar For Women — 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; Malissa Winfield, Amy Haygood, Rosalyn Sylvester and Sam Porter, presenters; free; 601-831-0310 or Nellie Foster Beard, 601-636-4175, for reservations; sponsored by Vicksburg Alumnae chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority; Public Library. Stop the Violence Rally March — 11 a.m. Saturday, City Hall; led by VPD resource officers and families affected by violent crimes; 601-6363411 to register. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 p.m. Saturday, music by Wright Road Band; donations accepted. Jumpstart Art — 8-11 a.m. June 7-8; ages 3-5, $20 registration per child; must be accompanied by adult, free admission; reservations required; SCHF 601-631-2997. Genesis Hospice Care Volunteers Needed — For terminally ill patients and their families; 601-321-8812 or 662846-0100 for training.

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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. Triumphant Baptist — Food distribution, 9-11 a.m. Saturday; picture ID, Social Security card for each member in household and proof of income; Administrator Building, 74 Scenic Drive.

BENEFITS Donations for Yazoo City Tornado Victims — Items needed are garbage bags, packing boxes and tape, toiletries, cleaning supplies, nonperishable food; 601-6363433 or 601-218-1550; dropoff site, Alfa Insurance, 1640 U.S. 61 North. We Care Community Services Youth Council — Car wash, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday

and May 8; Taco Bell, Pemberton Boulevard; proceeds benefit summer enrichment program. 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, www.cff.org/greatstrides. 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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Four found guilty Four convictions of driving under the influence were recorded in Warren County for the week ending Thursday. In Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Todd Jerrell Armstrong, 27, 206 Meadowvale Drive, was found guilty of DUI second offense and fined $974. • Lorenzo Watson, 49, 70 Bellwood Drive, was found guilty of DUI first offense and fined $674. Found guilty of DUI first offense in Warren County Justice Court: • Elton Ray Craft, 48, 9140 U.S. 61 South, was fined $674.50. • Dwayne L. Williams, 41, 188 Mop Lane, was fined $674.50.

Boil WATER Culkin Culkin Water District is asking customers from 1093 Mississippi 3 to International Paper’s mill to boil drinking and cooking water vigorously for two minutes until further notice.

The Vicksburg Board of Architectural Review on Tuesday OK’d the demolition of a Cherry Street office building that was gutted by fire on Jan. 9. Jamal Khouri, owner of the Khouri Executive Plaza at 1209 Cherry St., told the board he cannot afford to rebuild due to the economy. With little discussion, the board agreed it had no basis to deny the application, as the building, while on the site of the former Anshe Chesed Congregation’s synagogue, has no historical or architectural significance. “It is difficult because it is a very attractive building, but... we really don’t have any jurisdiction at all,” said Betty Bullard. The board voted 5-0, with members Bullard, Tom Pharr, Charlie Gholson, Toni Lanford-Ferguson and Dorwin Shields present. Police said burglars set the building ablaze in the early morning hours of Jan. 9 after breaking in through a window and ransacking office spaces.

Drowning ruled in Sunday death A Vicksburg mother and grandmother found Sunday afternoon in a private pond died from drowning, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said. No determination was made on whether she intentionally or accidentally entered the pond. “I don’t know how she ended up in the water. We may never know,” Huskey said. There was no indication or suspicion of foul play, said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. Ernestine Queen, 55, 92 Irene St., was found in about 18 inches of water by family members who were fishing at the pond owned by Richard George in the 6100 block of Fisher Ferry Road. She had been sitting in a pickup while her husband, Alexander Queen, daughters, Stacey O’Quinn and April Johnson, and grandsons Bryson O’Quinn and Ronnie Blossom III fished in various areas around the bank. O’Quinn said she had seen her mother sitting in a vehicle about 15 minutes before the family found her in the water near a 4-foot drop from the bank. She said her mother loved being outdoors with family despite her dislike for fishing. “She was a strong uplifted mother,” O’Quinn said Monday. Officials received the call to the area at about 3:30 p.m., and Huskey said he pronounced Queen dead at 4.

Anti-violence rally delayed one week The Community Oriented Stop the Violence Rally and March scheduled for Saturday has been pushed back two weeks due to expected bad weather. Forecasts show scattered thunderstorms with highs in the 80s and lows in the 70s for the weekend. Vicksburg Community Resource Officer Danitta Reed said the event was organized at the wishes of a relative of 16-year-old Terry Tamal Robinson, who was stabbed to death on New Year’s Eve, to support families victimized by crime. The event will run May 15 from 11 a.m. in front of City Hall on Walnut Street to 1 p.m. on Cherry between the Warren County Courthouse and the Old Court House Museum, police community resource officer Darnisha Cash said. Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield and Police Chief Walter Armstrong are scheduled to speak.


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Injured soldier’s family Sergeant ‘proud of the accomplishment’ headed to Germany 412TH RETIREMENT

By Tish Butts tbutts@vicksburgpost.com After guiding a team in the transformation of the U.S. Army 412th Engineer Command to a theater engineer command, Sgt. Maj. Tony Knecht will retire this week. Knecht joined the 412th in 2007 and has helped write policies, operation orders, procedures, contingency plans and standard operating procedures for the command’s change in March 2009 — which means they deploy soldiers from the 412th as well as subordinates. Maj. Charles Bell, who carpools and works with Knecht, said he believes he has benefitted the most from the soldier’s wealth of knowledge and experience. “He’s assisted me in putting together down-to-earth easyto-read regulations,” said Bell. “He provides a lot of input on individual soldier training issues.” Despite being a “subtle guy,” Knecht said, “overall, I’m proud of the accomplishment. I look at it as a team effort. I’d like to think I was a major factor involved in that.” Knecht, 43, along with his Vicksburg-based team, trained and oversaw three subordinate brigades of more than 12,000 soldiers and 130 units that support the Army Reserve east of the Mississippi River. “I think we made great strides in where we were three years ago versus where we are today,” Knecht said.

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Sgt. Maj. Tony A. Knecht sits at his desk at the 412th. Bell said the sergeant major is particular about soldier training and overall preparedness. “He makes sure we’re doing the right thing so our unit can take care of business,” said Bell. Knecht’s duties will be performed by Sgt. Maj. Paul Yingst, who has joined the 412th from the 416th Theater Engineer Command, based out of Darien, Ill. The command was activated in 1923 as the 372nd Engineers, First Corps, Organized Reserves. In May 1949, the unit was assigned to Vicksburg as the 412th Engineer Brigade under the 3rd U.S. Army. About 20 years later, the brigade became the 412th Engineer Command assigned to the U.S. Army Reserve Command to execute engineer operations in Korea, Europe and the Pacific, as well as the United States.

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In 2003, a detachment deployed to support Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, and during 2006 and 2008, two task forces supported the Gulf Region Division of the Corps of Engineers in Iraq. Last fall, a group from the command deployed to Afghanistan. Knecht plans to move from Brandon to San Antonio with his wife, Kris, and son Tyler, 10, to live near his in-laws. He also has a 21-year-old daughter, Tiffanny. “It’s time to do what’s best for her,” Knecht said of Kris. “She’s a lot of the reason I made sergeant major and stayed in the Army.” After working with Knecht — his battle buddy — for two years at the 412th, Bell said the soldier will do well in whatever path he chooses. Knecht said he wants to be a construction engineer technician for the Corps. “You actually report back to a project engineer and a pro-

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HATTIESBURG (AP) — Members of a Hattiesburg family are heading to Germany to be with a soldier who was injured in Afghanistan. U.S. Army Spc. Anthony Davis, 28, was on life support at a military hospital in Germany late Tuesday, his brother, Laron Magee, said. “It’s not looking good. He’s not showing any brain activity now,” Magee said. Magee said Davis’ wife, Courtney, was on the way to Germany Tuesday. His parents, Tony and Patricia Davis, were getting passports and plane tickets Tuesday. “The Army helped expedite the process,” Tony Davis said. “Right now it’s just my baby boy (Dominique Magee) over there,” Tony Davis said. “He’s

gram manager. You’re kind of the field link between the guys out in the field doing the project and the ones that design it on the Corps side,” said Knecht. Knecht has participated in operations under the responsibility of the continental United States, U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command. Knecht received an associate’s degree in general studies from Central Texas College in Killeen, Texas. His military education consists of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, First Sergeant Course, Advanced Non-commissioned Officer Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, Military Operations in an Urban Terrain, Air Assault and the Sapper Leader Course.

in the Air Force and he’s by himself and he’s having to make some hard decisions.” Anthony Davis’ grandmother, Cara Magee, said he and several other troops were attacked while they slept Friday night. “All we know is he and some of his buddies were asleep and the missile hit them where they were resting,” Cara Magee said. Laron Magee said his brother, a Hattiesburg High School graduate, was originally in a supply position in the Army but then transferred to the infantry. Tony Davis said he is hoping for a miracle and he hopes his son can get as many prayers as possible. The Department of Defense has not released any other information.

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Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Charlie Mitchell, executive editor | E-mail: post@vicksburg.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 132 | Letters to the editor: post@vicksburg.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box, 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Vicksburg’s addiction to taxes on gambling keeps growing.

OLD POSt FILeS 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Those who can accommodate boarders during the levee convention are requested to communicate with Capt. William Chamberlin. • The 11th anniversary of the State Golden Rule Society will be celebrated May 1.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 It is stated that Harry Yoste will make the race for mayor at the coming city election. • J.P. Backes will be a candidate for alderman. • Some of R.M. Kelly’s friends want him to run for mayor.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 John Cummings dies. • Mrs. Nancy Jeffords dies at the age of 80. • Hamp Davis, under treatment at the Infirmary, is better.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 Congressman J.W. Collier returns to Washington after visiting here. • A headstone to Mrs. Sol Kory’s memory is dedicated. • F.M. Donahoe is named superintendent of dining car services on the Vicksburg route.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 Rail traffic is opened on the Mississippi River Bridge. • The Reg Robbins airplane reaches the city. • Kalilo beats Watters in a thrilling mat go.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 E.M Harris dies. • Erin Ring resumes her duties at Culkin Academy following a two-week illness.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Mrs. Fannie Bullitt Gaither, who nursed her stricken daughter in a dramatic flight from Mexico City to Vicksburg and who has been near her bedside almost constantly since then, dies suddenly at the home of her mother on Monroe Street. • The Rev. Paul H. Grice of Rolling Fork, retired Methodist minister, dies at a local hospital.

50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mrs. C.E. Wixcon, Madison Parish resident, dies. • The St. Aloysius High School concert and marching band presents its spring concert, “An Overture Festival,” at the school. • Mr. and Mrs. Lyal Hanson are at market in St. Louis. • Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Smith announce the birth of a daughter, Karen, on April 28.

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40 YEARS AGO: 1970

Dodd and Company have proven untrustworthy It’s not hard to figure out what Americans who pay attention to such things don’t like about the complex web of market regulatory reforms Democratic majorities are pushing through Congress. Once again, trust is at the heart of the issue. Monday, the package stalled when Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska, broke ranks and stalled the measure. But he’s been bought off before and might well be again. The first reason to worry is that the package was orchestrated by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn. We note that members of Congress joined the “off with their heads” chorus when private financial institutions were imploding. They wanted corporate captains fired. But we also note that Dodd was at the helm of events leading to the collapse and, the record clearly shows, brushed off warnings years ago

that the subprime mortgage market was a disaster in the making, that existing federal laws were being ignored and more. Furthermore, Dodd was the man who admitted slipping into bailout legislaton guarantees that the bonuses that enraged Americans would be paid — though he still insists he doesn’t know whose idea it was to pay the bonuses with taxpayer funds. It gives us no comfort that Dodd is still in charge. Second, the package establishes a panel of regulators that could insist that any institutions seen as systemically important be regulated by the Federal Reserve. If such companies get in trouble, the Fed, along with the Federal Deposit Insurance Co. and Department of the Treasury, could seek an orderly liquidation of the company’s assets. Large financial companies would have to pay into a “resolution fund.” The process is clunky and open to abuse because it puts Wash-

ington in charge of picking private sector winners and losers. The bill also sets up a consumer protection agency housed at the Fed. This seems like half a loaf after President Barack Obama promised a freestanding consumer watchdog. The bill attempts to insulate the agency within the Fed, but there is reason to be concerned about its independence. It should be autonomous and have the ability to enforce its rules. The bill tries, and mostly fails, to regulate the derivatives market. Until these investments are required to trade on transparent and regulated exchanges, they will cause problems that will be hard to identify until it’s too late. Dodd and Company have proved inept. There’s little confidence that those wholly invested in problems that have caused so much misery for so many people can be trusted not to double-deal again.

Ceremonies are held for the dedication of the new plant of Central Industries here. • William H. Tucker dies.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Mr. and Mrs. Artis Coleman Jr. of Rolling Fork announce the birth of a daughter, Kimberly Renae. • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lowry of Redwood celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Vicksburg High School junior Anne-Marie Murphy receives a $10,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and design in Savannah, Ga. • Dr. Sandra F. Burford of the Family Medicine Clinic gives a seminar at the conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine in Seattle, Wash.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Authorities say the dumping of household refuse at the Salvation Army headquarters on Mission 66 is becoming a problem. • Sonya Jones joins Tan-Tastic as a hairstylist.

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MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

Curbing the excesses is a must for stable economy WASHINGTON — A few common human characteristics were shared by the Wall Street masters of the universe who packaged exotic financial instruments and the Main Street homeowners who purchased more house than they could afford: the insatiable lust for more, the need to impress, the desire for newer, shinier, bigger and ostensibly better. The consequences of allowing those common traits to metastasize across the economic landscape are in evidence in the current economy, edging back from the brink of collapse but still enfeebled by the housing bubble. The homeowners who allowed their oversized dreams to swallow up their common sense are already paying for their mistakes with sullied credit and/or massive debt. From California and Florida, from three-bedroom bungalows to six-bedroom mini-mansions, houses are in foreclosure and neighborhoods are gloomy with abandonment. It wasn’t just working-class, firsttime homebuyers who cast aside basic arithmetic and signed up for mortgages designed to bankrupt

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Wall Street’s smart guys have largely escaped the consequences of their reckless — and, in some cases, immoral — behavior.

them; so did lawyers, doctors and business executives who bought houses they couldn’t afford. But while those irresponsible homebuyers are reaping what they’ve sown, Wall Street’s smart guys have largely escaped the consequences of their reckless — and, in some cases, immoral — behavior. Some of them are now quite rich because of the wheeling and dealing that brought the banking system to the verge of collapse. But they’re incredibly arrogant about the mess they created — refusing to accept any responsibility, even though their toxic financial instru-

ments were responsible for the scale of the economic disaster. Their “apologies” are textbook exercises in finger-pointing and blame-avoidance: Mistakes were made but, apparently, not by any of them. The budgetary recklessness of individual homeowners would not have frozen the banking system and rippled throughout the globe. Or as former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, in his inimitable style, put it in recent testimony before Congress: “Let me respectfully restate that, in my judgment, the origination of subprime mortgages — as opposed to the rise in

global demand for securitized subprime mortgage interests — was not a significant cause of the financial crisis.” A mess of global proportions required things such as synthetic collateralized debt obligations. What are they? Well, suffice it to say that some of the Wall Street geniuses didn’t really understand them. But they understood they could collect huge and immediate payouts by packaging them as investments. (Oh, let’s get this out of the way: The banking meltdown wasn’t caused by the Community Reinvestment Act, passed in 1976 to prohibit the widespread practice of withholding credit from entire neighborhoods, usually with less-affluent households. Most of the banks regulated by the CRA didn’t get into trouble with their loans.) It’s no accident that the country avoided massive financial disasters from the Great Depression until now. As consumer advocates such as Elizabeth Warren have said repeatedly, there were government regulations such as the Glass-Steagall Act

in place to prevent those excesses. But by the 1990s, government rules and regulations had come to seem so antiquated, so 20th century. In a modern economy, critics argued, federal regulations just slowed things down. In a bipartisan breakdown of common sense, Congress decided the rules were no longer necessary. Obviously, the rules are necessary. As President Obama said recently, Wall Street reform would prevent “a situation where people are allowed to take wild risks and all the downsides are socialized even as the profits are privatized.” Just as there will always be homebuyers tempted by the vacation place they can’t really afford, there will always be bankers tempted to earn a sweet million on an obscure deal with an immediate payout. In other words, human frailty will always be a part of the human condition. Government regulations curb the excesses. •

Cynthia Tucker writes for The Atlanta JournalConstitution. E-mail reaches her at cynthia@ ajc.com.


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Coast Guard will burn some of oil slick NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities will begin burning some of the thickest oil in a massive slick from a rig explosion off the coast of Louisiana. The burn was expected to begin this morning. Petty Officer 2nd Class Prentice Danner said fire-resistant containment booms will be used to corral some of the thickest oil on surface, which will then be ignited. It was unclear how large an area would be set on fire or how far from shore the first fire would be set. The slick is the result of oil leaking from the site of last week’s huge explosion of a deep water oil rig that burned and sank. Eleven workers are missing and presumed dead.

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A worker secures ropes on a crew boat after departing from the oil skimmer Louisiana Responder in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana Tuesday.

Florida governor bashes drilling MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist touched ground after about 90 minutes above the Gulf of Mexico Thursday and had no doubts about where he stood on oil drilling off his state’s shore: No way. Crist was awed at the huge oil spill spreading from a damaged rig.

“It could be devastating to Florida if something like that were to occur. It’s the last thing in the world I would want to see happen in our beautiful state,” Crist said. “Until you actually see it, I don’t know how you can comprehend and appreciate the shear magnitude of that thing.”

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JACKSON — Two people were killed Tuesday when a car and water tanker truck collided in a work zone on Interstate 55, near the HindsCopiah county line. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart said a 32-year-old man from Saltillo and a 32-year-old woman from Randolph were pronounced dead at the scene. Names were withheld pending notification of kin. Two others were hurt, said Highway Patrol spokesman Sgt. James Walker. Tuesday’s wreck was the second to kill two people in Hinds County in two days. Two sisters — from Edwards and Jackson — were killed Monday in a wreck on Interstate 20 near Bolton.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a Gulfport Regions Bank more than $105,000 for the burglary of a night-deposit box last April. Corey Donnell Bennett, 41, also must serve 18 months in prison, then three years’ probation. U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden sentenced Bennett on a plea agreement Tuesday.

Effort under way to protect gopher frog GULFPORT — The Gulf Restoration Network and Center for Biological Diversity have announced their intention to sue the federal government and the state for failing to protect what they describe as the fragile habitat the endangered Gopher Frog calls home. The groups say the notice of intent gives the U.S.

Burglar must repay bank $105,000 GULFPORT — A federal judge has ordered a Sarasota, Fla., man to help repay

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sMArT MOney Q: My girlfriend and I are in our mid-20s, and we always read your column. We are both a little leery about our careers. We both have degrees, but now we’re not sure this is the direction that we want to be going. This is a very exciting time for us, and we just don’t know if we should be looking for other work or where to turn. How d o we know we are going in the right BRUCE direction? — Readers, via e-mail

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NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge on Tuesday awarded more than $164,000 to a Louisiana family whose home was ruined by Chinese-made drywall and said the tainted material must be removed. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon’s latest ruling comes less than a month after he awarded $2.6 million to seven Virginia families. His earlier decision was the first of its kind for a batch of federal lawsuits over drywall-tainted homes. Fallon ruled that the Hernandez family’s home needs to gutted. He also agreed with the family’s lawyers that all electrical wiring, plumbing components, the heating and air conditioning system and appliances have to be removed and replaced at the expense of drywall manufacturer Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin Co.

Trustmark earnings fall in first quarter JACKSON, Miss. — Trustmark Corp. has reported its earnings dropped slightly in the first quarter. The Jackson-based bank reported earnings of $23.5 million, or 37 cents per share, for the quarter ending March 31, down from $26.5 million, or 41 cents per share, in the same period of 2009. Trustmark operates more than 150 branches in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas, including six in Vicksburg.

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Dems set third vote on banking rules WASHINGTON — Fresh off a confrontation with Goldman Sachs executives, Democrats are mounting another effort to police the freewheeling Wall Street ways they say helped bring on the worst recession since the Great Depression. Outnumbered Senate Republicans have held together for two days, twice blocking the start of debate on rewriting financial regulations, in hopes of negotiating changes in the bill. Democrats scheduled another vote for today to sustain pressure on the GOP in the expectation that some incremental changes to the bill ultimately would force several Republicans to relent and back the legislation.

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Mojave cross memorial in California can remain, Supreme Court rules WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court said today that a federal court went too far in ordering the removal of a congressionally endorsed war memorial cross from its longtime home in the state of California. In ruling that the cross could stay, the justices said federal judges in California did not take sufficient notice of the government’s decision to transfer the land in a remote area of California to private ownership. The move was designed to eliminate any U.S. constitutional concern about a religious symbol on public land. The ruling was 5-4, with the court’s conservatives in the majority. The Veterans of Foreign Wars erected the cross more than 75 years ago atop an outcropping in the Mojave National Preserve. It has been covered with plywood for the past several years following the court rulings. Court papers describe the cross as 5 feet to 8 feet tall.

Panda at National Zoo not pregnant after all WASHINGTON — The National Zoo’s female giant panda is not pregnant after all. The zoo said a final ultrasound and hormone analysis late Tuesday confirmed Mei Xiang was experiencing a pseudo pregnancy over the past several months. Volunteers at the zoo began a 24-hour pregnancy watch Friday as Mei Xiang’s hormone levels began to level out. This is the fifth time she’s experienced a pseudo pregnancy. In 2005, Mei Xiang gave birth to her only cub, Tai Shan. He was sent to a breeding program in China earlier

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this year. This may have been the zoo’s last chance to breed Mei Xiang and male Tian Tian. A 10-year loan for the pair expires at the end of the year. The bears could be returned to China at that time.

Brown calls voter ‘bigoted’ in flub LONDON — He’s lost one vote — but did British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s gaffe just cost him the election? Brown made the first major flub of the country’s short campaign season today, caught on an open microphone calling a 65-year-old Gordon voter a “bigBrown oted woman” after she pressed him on immigration during a public meeting. The British leader, said to have a sharp temper, raged at an aide after mixing with voters in northern England — but failed to notice he was still wearing a TV microphone, or that it was recording. It’s the latest in a long line of snafus by lawmakers whose private remarks have been made accidentally public — from President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 joke declaration of war on Russia to President George W. Bush’s overly familiar “Yo, Blair” greeting in 2006 for Brown’s predecessor, Tony Blair.Duffy said Brown had initially appeared receptive as they discussed policy. “I thought he was understand-

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Torture routine in secret Iraq jail, rights group claims BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi men held for months at a secret prison outside Baghdad were systematically tortured and forced to sign confession statements that in at least some cases they were forbidden to read, according to a new report by a human rights group released today. Some of the detainees, mostly Sunnis from the northern city of Mosul, were beaten by Iraqi guards so badly they lost teeth and urinated blood for days afterward, said the report by New York-based Human Rights Watch. Others were raped, given electric shocks applied to their penises and deprived of air, the report also said. The Iraqi government

quickly shut down the prison after the abuse was revealed last week, and either released or transferred its 431 detainees to another facility. The government also vowed to investigate the abuses, and so far, three army officers have been arrested in the case. The reports of horrific beatings and abuse at the Defense Ministry-run secret facility at the old Muthanna airport in west Baghdad has angered the country’s Sunni population who sees it as another example of persecution at the hands of Iraq’s Shiite-led government. Dalshad Zebari, a SunniKurdish lawmaker from Nineveh province, where most of the detainees were from,

Casinos Continued from Page A1. Last March the tax netted about $208,000. When combined, total gaming tax collections were up 9.9 percent in March. The increase came as welcome news to City Accountant Doug Whittington, especially considering gaming tax revenues took a 22 percent tumble in February compared to the year previous. The local year-to-date figures are what really matter. “This month put both the 3.2 percent tax and the 0.8 tax just about back in line with what we had budgeted for,” said Whittington. “They’re right at only half a percent down now, thanks to March. It certainly helped us.” Halfway through the fiscal year, which runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, gaming revenues are down about 7 percent compared to 2009 fiscal year to date figures. However, Whittington had factored in decreased revenues of nearly that much in the current $31.5 million city operating budget. Total gaming tax revenues were down 3.8 percent last fiscal year compared to 2008. Comparison with state figures shows a reversal of March revenue numbers for the state’s 30 licensed casinos released by the Mississippi Gaming Commission last week. Collectively, state casinos saw revenues dip by roughly $20 million — nearly 10 percent — to $212.5 million, compared to March 2009. However, that does not necessarily mean Vicksburg casinos were booming last month while the rest of the state’s went bust. “When you’re talking about revenue reports for the entire state and local gaming tax revenue reports, you’re

really talking about two different reporting time periods,” said Kathy Waterbury, communications director for the Mississippi Tax Commission. “It’s not an apples to apples comparison, because one is a month to month report and the other really a mid-month to mid-month report.” In Vicksburg, March sales tax revenues netted the city about $600,000 — down about 4.5 percent compared to March 2009. The city gets an 18.5 percent share of all sales taxes collected in the city limits. Fiscal year to date collections total $3.5 million, down about 7 percent compared to last fiscal year — but down less significantly compared to budget estimates, said Whittington. “Sales taxes are down just 1.3 percent compared to budget, which when you’re talking about $7.2 million is pretty OK,” he said. Whittington said stronger than expected property tax collections in February and March, following the Jan. 31 deadline, have total city revenues looking in line with budgeted expenditures for the remainder of the fiscal year. “I certainly see us meeting the budget as far as revenue is concerned,” he said. Whittington said 94 percent of all personal property taxes have been collected to date, equaling about $3.2 million of a budgeted $3.4 million. Commercial property taxes have netted another $3 million thus far, well above the $2.7 million the city expected to collect in its budget. Gaming revenue, sales and property taxes account for about 75 percent of the city’s total operating funds.

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An Iraqi soldier closes the front gate to an Iraqi-run prison in Baghdad. said a government investigation was not enough and there should be international involvement. “We will ask the U.N. and the International Red Cross for an urgent investigation of these human rights violations and to force the Iraqi government

to make public the names of those involved in these cruel crimes and ensure they face justice.” The case also shocked many Iraqi and U.S. officials, harkening back to images of the abuses of Iraqis by U.S. guards at the Abu Ghraib prison that

inflamed insurgents and tarnished America’s image worldwide. No Americans were involved in the secret prison, part of a row of barracks on an Iraqi army base at the Al-Muthanna airport. Officials said the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad first learned of it within the last month and leaned on Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to shut it down. “What happened at Muthanna is an example of the horrendous abuse Iraqi leaders say they want to leave behind,” Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at the Human Rights Watch, said in a statement released late Tuesday. “Everyone responsible, from the top on down, needs to be held accountable.” The prisoners were arrested last fall and accused of aiding and abetting terrorism.

County Nixing the social services position at DHS saves the county a $27,244 annual salary. The agricultural liaison post, partially funded by Mississippi State University, would save $9,079 in local general fund dollars. Supervisors agreed to keep it open based on reports that the university will not name a successor until the state’s new fiscal year starts July 1. Current director John Coccaro is retiring. Another item allows the county to hold off on a $9,000 payment to support Keep Vicksburg-Warren Beautiful because the group has disbanded. Cuts in support for other items includes: • Fourth of July fireworks downtown, $9,000

• Alcorn State University Extension Service, $1,350 • Individual assistance programs with DHS, $18,500 • DHS hired security, $5,000 Monday’s claims docket included indigent defense expenses of $48,646.50, down by two-thirds over last month. Going forward, supervisors have favored setting a salary for up to four public defenders whose interest in the job would essentially be gauged by the local bar association. Consultants have told supervisors a public defender staff would be less expensive than appointing private attorneys in rotation and would also save money by moving cases more quickly.

Schools Continued from Page A1. years ago and has helped place more than 350 superintendents nationwide. McPherson and Jacobson charges $14,500 for its fourphased slate of search processes, Jacobson said. An optional fifth phase is an additional $2,000. The company prides itself on “transparency,” he said, including “the open and meaningful involvement of stakeholders” — community groups, administrative staff, teachers and even students. Price announced his retirement in March. After, trustees, who are elected from supervisor districts, voted to hire a search consultant. Representatives from Educational CEO Search Inc.,

based in Atlanta, and the Mississippi School Boards Association already have made offers, but terms were not disclosed. MSBA Executive Director Dr. Michael Waldrop provided a potential contract last week to board attorney, state Sen. Briggs Hopson, who turned it over to the district. Board president Zelmarine Murphy said Tuesday that trustees had not seen the contract’s proposed fees. Educational CEO did not provide a cost estimate, Murphy said, but the information will be obtained before Thursday’s meeting. Trustees have said they want to have a new superintendent in place July 1, but

after Jacobson’s presentation Murphy said she would like to hear a discussion at Thursday’s meeting of the pros and cons of trying to meet that deadline. All three presenters have told board members the preferred timeline is tight but can be met. MSBA and McPherson and Jacobson also said they maintain a database of qualified individuals willing and able to step in as interim superintendent. Price, the district’s fifth superintendent since its formation in 1987 from the merger of city and county schools, was paid $104,000 when hired and has received a number of salary increases since, to his current $140,000.

reported to be injured, Pace said. The accident followed by two days one on Interstate 20 at Bolton that killed two sisters, a 20-year-old Hinds Community College student

from Edwards and a 26-yearold mother of two from Jackson. This morning, Vicksburg and Culkin volunteer fire departments responded to the wreck along with the

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Wreck Continued from Page A1. had been out all night,” and investigating officers believe she might have fallen asleep, Walker said. Christopher Luna was called to the wreck almost immediately. He said his wife was heading to her mother’s home to return the borrowed vehicle. Through tears, he said the family moved to Vicksburg when his wife was pregnant with their 1-year-old daughter, Cadence, to be closer to her mother. The couple also has a 2-year-old daughter, Layla Luna. Luna said he and his wife, a waitress for Sonic Drive-

in of Pearl, had been separated but a few weeks ago had begun to rekindle their relationship. “She’s my sweetheart. I met her when I first got out of the military” about four years ago, he said. At the scene, Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey said he pronounced Luna dead at 7:37 a.m. and his initial examination indicated she died from abdominal injuries. Pace said she died immediately. While both vehicles had heavy front-end damage, Clark, a concrete contractor, walked away and was not

death 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.

James Williams James Williams died Monday, April 26, 2010, at Vicksburg Convalescent Home. He was 80. Mr. Williams was retired from the City of Vicksburg and was a member of

Ebenezer M.B. Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Robinson Williams; his parents, Charles Williams and Lucy Weston; and a sister, Canary Johnson. Survivors include a daughter, Debra Walker of Sunrise, Fla.; a brother, Eddie Turpin Jr. of Chicago; a sister, Lillie Mae Thomas of Vicksburg; grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. W.H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Continued from Page A1. started doing budget math for 2010-11 about three months early, as building up cash reserves has been a premium in the wake of falling revenues, uncertain land roll values for next year and how to finance a new jail. Savings from the planned cuts could be minimized by the pace of an imbalance in the court system, where indigent defense is on pace to surpass fine collections by more than $132,000. One unpaid day for each of the county’s 286 employees would save $20,000, County Administrator John Smith said. If sheriff’s deputies, jail and detention center personnel and elected officials are taken out of the mix, savings drop to $10,000, Smith said.

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 72º Low/past 24 hours............... 46º Average temperature......... 59º Normal this date................... 70º Record low..............41º in 1992 Record high............89º in 1970 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month..............1.55 inches Total/year.............. 14.54 inches Normal/month......5.33 inches Normal/year........ 21.64 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active............................ 6:08 A.M. Most active..................N/A P.M. Active............................. 6:36 P.M. Most active................12:22 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:41 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:41 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:19

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Continued from Page A1. gency management workers’ assessment of damage in Mississippi. A presidential declaration will be sought to free up Federal Emergency Management Agency money for local governments’ police officers, sheriff’s deputies and other responders. The tornadoes injured at least 49 people and damaged about 700 homes in Mississippi. Gov. Haley Barbour has asked President Obama to declare major disasters in Yazoo and Choctaw counties, where residents could obtain individual assistance and expanded unemployment services. Eleven homes were counted among lost structures on Sea Island Drive in Warren County’s Eagle Lake community. Teams from Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the state Department of Environmental Quality and the Small Business Administration were still tallying damage totals, said Warren County Emergency Management Director Gwen Coleman. Results of those visits here and in 16 other counties will determine whether the declaration is expanded, a release from Barbour’s office said Tuesday. State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney estimated Tuesday that insured losses in Mississippi will be at least $50 million and uninsured losses will be at least $10 million. “We do expect some relief for businesses with limited insurance, like low-cost loans,” Chaney said. The FEMA eventually could provide financial assistance for temporary rental housing for people who lost their homes in the tornado. FEMA also could provide grants to help with repairs or rebuilding. MEMA director Mike Womack said MEMA has about 50 portable cottages on the coast that were used as temporary housing after Katrina but are now empty, and those could be brought to people left homeless by tornadoes. However, Womack said a person who accepts a cottage might become ineligible

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David McMain, an independent claims adjuster, looks for holes in a roof in Yazoo City. for financial assistance from FEMA. He said FEMA trailers would only be brought to tornado victims if there is not enough rental housing available. He said he does not expect to see a need for the trailers. Crews were still cutting thousands of fallen trees, bulldozing debris from ruined buildings and putting blue tarps on damaged roofs. Debris cleanup is also a reimbursable expense. Coleman told county supervisors Tuesday a private site off Mississippi 465 was being considered by MDEQ as an approved debris collection hub. Vegetation of all types that are downed during storms must be taken to sites approved by the agency. Reimbursements totaling more than $174,000 for overtime incurred by the Warren County Road Department employees after Hurricane Katrina were delayed more than four years after it was learned that debris was disposed in pits and holes on nonapproved properties. A new flood ordinance is also expected to be adopted Monday, which figures to affect rebuilding efforts in Eagle Lake. New guidelines OK’d at the behest of MEMA stipulate new construction in special flood hazard areas must be raised at least 18 inches above 100-year flood elevations, defined by FEMA as places that would be inundated by a flood having a 1 percent chance of happening in any given year. Coleman said a “substantial damage” clause in the ordinance

For all of the calls, cards, wonderful food and many acts of kindness shown to us in our time of need, we Thank You. The family of Alexander Slaughter, Sr. would also like to thank Dr. Edney and all of the medical staff who attended our loved one as well as Father Malcolm O’Leary and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

covers incidents outside of floods. Owners of damaged mobile homes must receive a letter of intent from the state Department of Health clearing the property of any improper discharge from septic systems before any building permits are issued by the county, Coleman said. Holmes County emergency management director Jerome Granderson said Tuesday that 53 homes and trailers in the county were destroyed and 44 were damaged. Pine trees snapped like twigs, he said. He said people with chain saws have been clearing timber from roads and driveways. “It’s neighbor helping neighbor,” Granderson said. Holmes County Chancery Clerk Dorothy Jean Smith toured the damaged areas and said homes were wiped from their slabs.

“There were a couple of people I talked to, they didn’t know where their vehicles were,” Smith said. In Yazoo City, Tri-C Construction company owner Richard Powell stood Monday afternoon on the roof of a Double Quick convenience store on U.S. 49. Yellow insulation flapped in exposed areas where the exterior walls meet the roof. “With a storm like that, some damage was inevitable,” said Powell, who arrived at the store about a half-hour after the tornado. He said repairs to the store should take about a week. The tornado ripped away an aluminum canopy and damaged three of the five gasoline pumps. On the highway next to the store, a Yield sign leaned at a 45-degree angle.

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AChIEvEmENTS • Meggie Welch, a Vicksburg native and graduate of St. Aloysius High School, has received an Irene Ryan nomination for her performance in “Burn This” at Cal State University in Los Angeles. The nomination allows her to compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. A senior at CSULA, she is pursuing a degree in geography with a minor in theatre arts. She is the daughter of Dr. Charles and Terry Welch. • Area students selected as summer 2010 orientation leaders at Delta State University were Mary Mac Drake of Port Gibson and Haley Sligh of Bentonia.

AWArDS • Vicksburg students who were recognized with top departmental awards from Hinds Community Larissa College Stinson during a program held in Raymond were Larissa Stinson, Associated Student GovJasmine ernment Free Leadership Award for VicksburgWarren Campus; Jasmine Free, Early Childhood Caleb Education Smith Award; and Caleb Smith, Electrical Technology Award.

Art association, library name contest winners Honors go to 111 pieces From staff reports The Vicksburg Art Association has announced winners of its 2010 student show. A reception was held Sunday. The overall winners:

Best of Show First: “Steam Punk” in ink by Turner Reeves, Warren Central High; second: “Mot-Mot” in Scratch Art by Ridley Fink, Warren Central; third: “Mitsubishi” in 3-D sculputre by Taylor Giordano, ChamberlainHunt

The high school winners:

Pencil First: “Static” by Irina Penescu; second: “The Garden of Flowers” by Lancesha Butler; third: “Behind Bars” by Carl Willis; honorable mention: “Walking on the Wild Side” by Jessica Friley; “Autumn Memories” by Sallie Lin; “Freeing” by Catherine Brown; “Spotlights” by D’Arius Shorter

Watercolor First: “The Setting Sun” by Danielle Gates; second: “Of Faces and Flowers” by David Young; third: “A Burst of Spring” by Jazmon Neal; honorable mention:

“Frog Heaven” by Jessica Gates; “Color Splash” by Corey Mahoney; “Jealous Birds” by Irina Penescu; “Cricket Fence” by Elliott Perrier; “Sizzling Beef” by Julia Mattson; “Stained Glass Butterfly” by Christine Councell

Ink First: “Steam Punk” by Turner Reeves; second: “Bird Watching” by David Young; third: “Raised Horses” by Taylor Hoxie; honorable mention: “Star” by Hunter Matherne; “A Place to Hang My Hat” by Damien Jones; “Down to the Depths” by Jordan See VAA, Page B3.

25 rewarded for writings From staff reports The Warren CountyVicksburg Public Library has announced winners of its 31st annual Creative Writing Awards contest.

Category I Fifth-sixth grade prose: First: “Erykah Life Story” by Yashica Brown, fifth grade, Warrenton; second: “Super Cow and Porky Pig and the Dancing Battle” by Connie Daene, sixth grade, Bovina; honorable mention: “The Mean Bully” by Jacob Cochran, fifth

grade, Warrenton; “Journal of Anna Flimsy” by Kate Shelton, fifth, Bovina

Category II Seventh-ninth grade prose: First: “The Portal” by Cameron Furey, ninth grade, Warren Central; second: “A Dangerous Life” by Sallie Lin, ninth grade, Warren Central; honorable mention: “Escape to the Hills” by Jaelyn Young, ninth grade, Warren Central See Writing, Page B3.

Porters Chapel Academy National Honor Society Each year, high-achieving high school students are inducted into the National Honor Society. Porters Chapel Academy has announced members of its group. Formed in 1921, the society is for students who show strides in scholarship, leadership, service and character.

UpCOmINg EvENTS • “Sounds a Little Fishy to Me” — 1:30 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Sherman Avenue Elementary. • Linda Sweezer’s “Why Me?” — 7 p.m. Saturday, Warren Central High School; 601-218-4160. • Southern Miss Preview — Orientation program for freshmen/transfer students; freshmen: June 2-3, 21-22 and 28-29 and July 12-13; transfer students: June 24 and July 1, 8 and 15; 601-266-6405.

hONOR SOCIETIES • Brittney Eubanks of Vicksburg is part of the Alpha Lambda Sigma Phi Theta Kappa honor society at Holmes Community College. An accounting major, she is the daughter of Alice Austin. • Kady Holcomb of Vicksburg is part of Pi Gamma Mu international social sciences honor society at Delta State.

hONOR ROLLS • Lindsey G. Barfield, a freshman at Warren Central, made all A’s the third nine weeks.

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Inductees, from left, are juniors Matthew Warren, the son of Terry and Frances Warren; Dana Rinicker, the daughter of Timmy and Candy Rinicker; Katelyn Burton, the daughter of Mark and Tomi Davidson; Brittany Godwin, the daughter of Randy and LaJuana

Godwin; Zach Rachal, the son of Robert and Tabitha Rachal; and Bailey Smith, the daughter of Keith and Brandi Pittman and Eddie and Sherry Smith.

Vicksburg Catholic gears up for dinner theater, PlayADay Play kicks off at 6:30 tonight

40th carnival kicks off Friday By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com

By Manivanh Chanprasith mchan@vicksburgpost.com A play written by two Vicksburg Catholic English teachers opens tonight. Seventh- through 12thgrade students from St. Aloysius, the high school arm of VCS, will perform in “Proud Mary’s Diner,” set in postKatrina New Orleans. “It’s a lot about compassion,” said co-writer and producer Dani Kay Thomas. “It’s about family pulling together...the spirit of community, and at the same time, it’s funny.” See Play, Page B3.

Helen Fordice, left, and Kay Kay DeRossette rehearse with their classmates a scene from “Proud Mary’s Diner.” Helen, a sophomore, is the daughter of Hunter and Sallie Fordice. Kay Kay, a senior, is the daughter of Tim and Lucy DeRossette.

Vicksburg Catholic School’s 40th annual PlayADayInMayAway will kick off Friday and feature a new event. This year’s festivities will be dedicated to Marie May and the late Marilyn Steinriede, who founded PlayADay. The two had children who attended VCS. The festivities will kick off with dinner and bingo Friday night in the St. Al cafeteria. “We’ll have a few celebritytype (bingo) callers, but it’s a surprise,” said Patty Mekus, VCS development and alumni affairs director. Events will continue Saturday and will feature a barbe-

if you go Festivities will begin Friday with dinner and bingo. Catfish and chicken will be sold for $8 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Bingo is $1 per card per game, and will start at 6:30. Saturday’s events will run from 10 to 2. Admission is free, but game tickets will be sold. The barbecue cookoff is $50 per category. The deadline to enter is 3 p.m. Thursday. Call 601-6362256. cue cook-off, new this year. The top prize is $500.


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A Village of the Ancients

Dear Amy: How many muscles are there in the human body? — Malini, San Fernando, Spain

The BBC's See You See Me: Skara Brae, www.bbc.co.uk/ scotland/learning/primary/skarabrae, holds many of Scotland's secrets and culture clues. Click on Evidence to take an unfor- What is the first piece of gettable tour around Scotland with Eilidh the archaeologist. furniture you Once you have seen the scientists at work unearthing informasee when you tion hidden underground, move over to Activities, where you can take a tour of decorate pots, create beaded works and play gathering games. Be the house? sure to sit in on a stone circle meeting, and act fast on your decision making before the fire goes out.

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Agape Montessori • After “Big Bird through China,” students built a Great Wall of China, cooked fried rice and used chopsticks.

Beechwood • Deann Hill taught Cathy Goss’ kindergartners about hand-washing. • April Super Singers: Quinton Bailey, William Barnum, Colby Broome, Bailee Farrell, Jamie Farrell, Mia Garrard, Tanner Garton, Darrion Hall, Shannon Harpole, Macey Hill, Dalton Kirkley, Katie Kirkley, Reginald Martin, Justin McBroom, Austin Moses, Michael Reed, Chloe Rice, Kameron Rice, Richard Sisney, Dalton Stewart, Ka’Lea Tillman, Jadon Turner, Sharise Wallace, Tyler Washington, Aubrey Arendale, Alex Chappell, ZaKyah Conner, Karys Creel, Genesis Edmond, Joe Edwards, Nicholas Erves, Skylar Flaharty, Anthony Griffith, Nolan Gullett, Justin Hester, Luke Hopkins, Kaylee Johnson, Carson Kurtz, Marcus Lee, Kalib Miles, Austin Murphy, Peyton Rouse, Wyatt Schrader, Greyson Simmons, Brooke Taylor, Katie Tillman, Codey Wheelock, Hunter Williams, Keegan Wilson, Bella Wooten, Corbin Acuff, Justin Bell, James Bingham, Bo Broome, Daniel Chatham, Elizabeth Curry, Kevin Furr, David Gibbs, Keonya Harris, Janice Holman, Haley Judge, Payton Lipe, Gromyko Magee, Kirsten McArthur, Hunter Merritt, Taylor Mitchell, Russell Myers, Anisten Newman, JaMoni Odoms, Ashlynn Palmer, Angelina Richardson, Jeffery Shelley, Joshua Smith, Diamond Thomas, Quincy Turner, Billy Williams and Wendisha Williams. • Kindergartners presented the musical “Things I Learned in Kindergarten.”

Bovina • Pledge leaders: Aaron Harmon, Trinity Eitenoir, Deval Wilson, Aniya Hemphill, Madison Houston, Kristofer Cook, Takiya Hemphill, Brandon Johnson, Nickolas Hargroves, Connor McGee and Heaven Merritt. • Student Council leader

was Jesslyn Wicker. • Students celebrated Earth Day by planting trees. Kent Campbell and Jimmy Thurman assisted. Nancy Melancon and Willie Taylor of the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District presented a program. • Nickolas Hargroves, Kelso Choice winner. Caught Being Good coin winners: Tomasina Hunter, Shelby Hartley, Antonio Henderson, Natalie Greer, Jacob Walker, Andre Pecot, Jamarcus Carter, Micah Burnette, Natalie Edwards, Kelvin Blackmore, Trayvon Barnett, Logan Stewart, Shonterria Qualls, Gracie Watford, Tori Lynn, Kylan Clay, Jer’Darriyus Jackson, Kevon’Tayshia Thompson, Jaylin Bohanon, Andrew Hearld, Elaina Neal and Gavin Standish. • Top Accelerated Readers in Denice Poe’s first grade: Andrea Pecot, Ian Townsend, Mary Hayes, Lauren Revette and Ben Daene. Class helpers: Nancy Hinson and Reanna Revette. Parent Tammy Sibley, a dental hygienist, presented a program. RyQuareon Brown and Kendrick Thompson: Students of the Week in Gail Campbell’s class.

Bowmar • Parent volunteers: Lana Fuller, Sharon Stokes, Theresa Brooks and Nancy Carr. • Taniya Banks was Student of the Week. • Third-graders performed Earth Day songs. Barry Bunch and Bill Garmon, parent volunteers, helped plant a pair of oak trees. Florence Njiti’s first-graders made diagrams of differences between frogs and toads. • Talent Show winners: Favorite Act — Jazmine Green, first place; and Olivia Oakes, second place; Best Female Group — Vicksburg Performing Arts; Best Male Group — TNT Explosion; Best Costumes — BFFs and LOL Girls; Most Original — Tess Frazier and Charity Lockridge. • Top Accelerated Readers: kindergarten — Gordon Wilkerson, Justin Myles, Mekayla Burns, Jane Ranager, Keveon Smith, Hartley Sullivan, Parker Windham, Taylor Halloran and Taniya Banks; first grade — Jane Hopson, Macy

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Watts, Sam Bunch, Michael DeJesus, Shreya Surti and Joshua Jones; second grade — Anthony Njiti, Tyrique Willis and Kameron Jones; third grade — Allie Hilderbrand, Katie Fox and Stuhr Outlaw; fourth grade — Katelyn Morson, Joseph Johnson and Beth Fortner; sixth grade — Elizabeth Boyd, Kaylynne Wallace, Joseph Jabour, Todd Heusinger, Max Wamsley, Shawn Michael Mullen, Emily Tingle, Nick Wright and William Pratt. Those meeting library AR goals were second-graders Ethan Parmegiani, KaTrent Johnson and Treasure Chiplin. Making reader certification were: independent reader — Leon Bryant, Ashton Dent and KaTrent Johnson; rising reader — DeShawn Douglas and Courtney Sweeney; super reader — Khyrean Jones; star reader — Nicholas Anderson, Allie Hilderbrand and Katelyn Morson. AR Classes of the Week: Tondia Ferracci’s fourth grade and Florence Njiti’s first grade.

Dana Road • Pre-K students of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn who were pledge leaders: Mason Watts, Landon Merritt, Shantavia Gibbs, Alanna McKay, Madison Waters, Jackson Thum, Jonathan Eng, Noah Moll, Kristin Wells, Ramiah Ross, Lonni Johnson and Lionel Johnson. • Pre-K students will visit the Jackson Zoo Thursday. • Relay for Life team members received the Neatest Campsite Award and earned second place in the costume and baton contests. Benjamin Smith was grill winner. • Guest readers in the Calling All Mystery Readers program were Chrissy Thum, Laquita Reed, Brooke Hughes, Regina O’Leary, Herbert Davis, Evelyn Parker, Kimberly Carr, Brenda McBride, John and Jean Hughes, Kristi Gross, Renata Felix, Veronica Jelinkova, Fab Dorsett, Yvonne Sisson, Gwendolyn Lewis, Talisha Miller, Mattie Hill, Penny Branch, Ronnie Hogue, Tammye Hogan, Aviance Cogg, Shanika Norman, Angela Bates, Linda Kinnebrew, Rebecca Tatum, Tonja Kline and Dommica Felix. • Top 10 Accelerated Read-

ers: Kishan Patel, Nature Hall, Jerron Williams, Tiffnetta Modelist, Kearrious McCoy, Cedric Burks, Bryan Parson, Patrice Brown, Randy Clark and Viraj Patel.

Good Shepherd • One-year-olds of Dora Hunter and Melba Darden will visit Riverfront Park Friday. Two-year-olds will host a hat parade on Thursday. • Three-year-olds studied transportation and the letter T, and participated in movie day. • Four-year-olds are conducting a Fine Feathered Friends project. • Five-year-olds are preparing for graduation May 21. • Fun Day T-shirts are on sale for $8.50 until Friday.

Hawkins • Earth Day was observed. • Four-year-olds of Mona Pace and Sue VanDenAkker planted an azalea. VanDenAkker’s students are also observing praying mantis babies. • Charlene Gravens’ 3-yearolds added sunflowers to their garden and planted seeds. They made bug catchers and collected bugs. • Heather Jackson’s 3-yearolds studied butterflies. • Katrina Davis’ 2-year-olds are growing butterbeans. Davis’ 1-year-olds explored spring animals.

Jacob’s Ladder • Vicksburg High Student Council members donated hot dogs and condiments. Eleanea Davis and Dustin Thomas, Belhaven students, worked with students. • Students cleaned tables, floors and chairs at The Salvation Army. • Lauren Garrick of United Way presented an Earth Day project sponsored by International Paper and was assisted by Teen Help members Zoe Kinsella of St. Al and Madison Hardin of Warren Central. • Volunteers who assisted at Jacob’s Ladder as part of the United Way Day of Caring were Kroger employees Michelle Logue, Johnny Lewis, John Black, Milton Butler and Dianne Scallions; and Ergon Refining employees Kimberly Izundu,

Elementary Schools Breakfast

Monday: Scrambled Eggs, Biscuit with Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Cereal with Toast & Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Breakfast Bagel, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Breakfast Chicken Patty with Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Scrambled Eggs, Grits, Toast with Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk

Elementary Schools Lunch

Monday: Pizza with Variety of Toppings, Chef Salad, Chicken Nachos, Whole Kernel Corn, Tossed Salad, Calico Fruit, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Assorted Jello with Whipped Topping, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Hamburger, Chicken Gumbo over Rice, Fruit and Yogurt Plate, Oven Fries, Southern Greens, Raw Veggies with Dip, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Mexican Cornbread, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Chili Con Carne with Beans, Tuna Salad with Crackers, Chicken Quesadillas, Whole Kernel Corn, Vegetable Sticks, Rosey Applesauce, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Southern Mississippi Cornbread,

Janice Carstafhnur, Kevin Vaughan, John Edward Reynolds, Stephanie D. Harris, Beau Williams and Jessie Lisonbee. • Students who attended Warren Central’s Special Prom: Alayn Bufkin, Carol Bufkin, Will Conway, Misty Grantham, Matthew Grogan, Matt McKay, Robin Smith and Phillip Scales. Grantham, Grogan, McKay and Smith are practicing swimming for Special Olympics.

Porters Chapel • Top Accelerated Readers: K-5 — Brandon Fletcher, Mary Claire Lovins, Olivia Masterson, Aaron Meadows, Ilenia Phillipson, Andrew Rainey, Peyton Sikes, Kylee Westcott and Hannah Claire York; first grade — Bailey Andrews, William Fischer, Gunner Hutchins, Amberlyn Kelley, Landon Kraemer and Audrey Woodruff; second grade — Hailie Baswell, Hannah Embry, Brittnee Martin and Luke Yocum; third grade — Jake Arias, Caitlyn Denley, Alaina Huskey, Cole McClure, Kaylan Means, Blake Phillipson, Ethan Phillipson, Cole Pittman, Molly Smith and Jeramie Young; fourth grade — Gracie Felker and Kylie Fleming; fifth grade — Spencer Davis and Rebekah Rogers; sixth grade — Cole Davenport, Kailee Edwards, Bryce Fleming, Anna McKenzie Masterson, Brandon Muirhead, Allison Nunnelee, Griffin Nunnelee and Trey Wright. • Paul Ott, conservationist, and Don Arnold, Entergy spoke to grades 3-6. • National Junior Honor Society inductees: Austin Crabtree, Lauren Lee, Claire Mims, Genna Wall, Lindsey Collins, Anne Elizabeth Buys, Kirsten Dickard, Jonah Masterson, Rachel Rogers, Schuyler Cool, Jesse Young and Gloria Sit.

Redwood • Pledge leaders: Ethan Puckett, Daelyn Culbreth, Daneshia Williams, Demond Qualls, Madison Sellers, Brickley Spencer, Matthew Puckett and Amanda Reeves. • For Earth Day, students donated $279.63 to help Becky Bolm build an eagle cage.

Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Chef Salad, Ham and Cheesy Wrap, Green Beans, Lemon-Glazed Carrots, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Chilled Pear Slices, Tropical Fruit Mix, Whole Wheat Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Beef Taco, Chicken and Dumplings, Chef Salad, Corn on the Cob, Seasoned Cabbage, Field Peas, Grapes, Orange Halves, Mixed Fruit, Cornbread, Milk, Fruit Juice

Secondary Schools Breakfast

Monday:Biscuit with Egg, Fruit Juice, Milk Tuesday: Blueberry Toaster Pastry, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday:Cinnamon Roll, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Biscuit with Ham, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Banana Muffin, Fruit Juice, Milk

Secondary Schools Lunch

Monday: Taco Salad, Grilled Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Ranch Parmesan Pasta, Chef Salad, Pinto Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad with Dressing, Rosey Applesauce, Bananas, Apple and

• A memorial garden for Morgan Caruthers was dedicated after contributions were made by Burkes Brown, sixth-graders, GATES, PTO, Hester Flowers Garden Club, Ricky’s Welding, Dorman Leist and M&M Rock. • Recieving invitations to the Nate the Great Pancake Party by making 100 on Accelerated Reader quizzes: Gage Ashley, Jerry Busby, Autumn Cochran, Armi Cole, Daelyn Culbreth, Jayson Daigle, Victoria Davenport, Kyle Dupree, Cade Farrer, Kennedi Fitzgerald, Corbin French, Ken Hall, Joshua Hallberg, Tristan Hamby, Shunderrick Hamilton, Gracie Hasty, Ramello Henderson, Meghan Hinson, Robert Hinson, Andrew Johnson, Austin Johnson, Chucky Jones, Evan Mabe, Peyton McBroom, Tyler McBroom, Cole McLeod, Cheyenne Miller, Michaela Mobley, Dawonta Nason, Rachel Neumann, Lane Nevels, Dylan O’Brien, Haley Oldenburg, Selena Ortiz, Dyllan Pettway, Sara Pratt, T’Mia Qualls, Ashlea Raney, Natalie Reynolds, Caitlin Roy, Jacie Redditt, Aniya Sanders, Madison Sellers, Zachary Shedd, Mileena Slade, Keondra Smith, Brickley Spencer, Brandon Turner, Maddie Watkins and Brooklyn Williams. Dianne Shelton and Natalie Reynolds were winners of the Spring Fling Pancake Thing. • Kings Community Headstart students visited the school, where counselor Nancy McClain led a tour and refreshments were provided by Darlene Birdsong and her staff.

St. Aloysius • Juniors attended a class retreat. Parents hosted a breakfast, and alumna Sharon Andrews spoke. • Juniors and seniors participated in Blessing of the Rings, with the Rev. P.J. Curley. • Caroline Gatling’s seventh-grade choral class presented “The Tale of Three Trees” with assistance from Mindy Giambrone, Paul Ingram and Barbara Tracy. • Chemistry students launched 2-liter bottles using compressed air and water. Continued on Page B3.

Orange Wedges, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Ham and Turkey Submarine Sandwich, Lemon Pepper Baked Chicken, Red Beans and Rice with Sausage, French Fries, California Veggies, Corn on the Cob, Pineapple Tidbits, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Peanut Butter Chews, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Southwestern Chicken Sandwich, Taco Soup, Creamy Coleslaw, Southern Greens, Tater Tots, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Kiwi Wedges, Tropical Apples, Northern Mississippi Cornbread, Milk, Fruit Juice Thursday: Pepperoni Pizza Wedges, Chef Salad, BBQ Rib Sandwich, Fruit and Yogurt Plate, Field Peas, Rice, Turnip Greens, Banana Berry Blend, Grapes, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Cornbread, Chocolate Pudding, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Southern Fried Chicken, Chef Salad, Hamburger Steak with Brown Gravy, Chili Dog, Whipped Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Garden Salad with Dressings, Chilled Peach Slices, Calico Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll, Assorted Sherbet, Fruit Juice, Milk


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• Second-graders used ecofriendly paste to attach wood chips to butterfly houses made by Boy Scout Troop 107. Ruth Pullen of Byram’s Audubon Society spoke to Karen Calnan’s secondgraders. • Tony Mastro, WJTV meteorologist, spoke to thirdgraders of Tiffany Keen and Brenda Kalusche. • Kindergarten students of Lori Tzotzolas and Zena Phillips visited the Jackson Zoo. • Sister Mary Fatima and Ann Wheeless led students in an Earth Day celebration featuring readings by fourthgraders Connor Clark, Will Gatewood, Collin Magoun, Michael Corbin McCain, Chandler Roesch, Kaleigh Stuart, Gregory Thomas, Sarah Thomas, Grace Upshaw and Madison Willis. Winners of can recycling were Liz Fletcher’s sixth grade, first place; Brenda Kalusche’s third grade, second; Shelley Nosser’s fourth grade, third; Leslie Young’s sixth grade, fourth; Karen Calnan’s second grade, fifth; and Zena Phil-

VAA Continued from Page B1. Young

Mixed media First: “Prairie House” by Garret Kyle; second: “Hat” by Lesa Jones; third: “The Land of the Whino” by Rebecca Traylor; honorable mention: “Forbidden Fruit” by Turner Reeves; “Old School Radio” by Catherine Brown; “Jewel” by Kate Akers

Photography

Tempera First: “Black in Blue” by Sheridian Melchor; second: “My Plaid Shirt” by Candy Wilson; third: “Scarred Clay” by Stephen Hensley; honorable mention: “Attic Discovery” by Jessica Gates; “Persistence of Red” by Irina Penescu; “Masked” by Danielle Gates

Printmaking First: “Koi” by Kyley Wells; second: “Springtime” by Patrice Slaughter; third — “In the Jungle” by Jordan Young

Acrylic First: “The Guitar” by Hannah Hull; second: “Unconscious” by Martin Arvizu; third: “Transparent” by Patrice Slaughter; honorable mention: “Einstein” by Natalie Henry; “Abstract Point of View” by Rebecca Traylor; “Pieced Together” by Elizabeth Hesselberg; “Under the Sea” by Jessica Friley

3-D/sculpture First: “Mitsubishi” by Taylor Giordano; second: “King Mickey” by Hannah Hartley; third — “Hamburger” by Wyly Paris; honorable mention: “Temple of Dreams” by Diana Hubris; “Float On” by Kate Akers; “Voodoo Medicine Man” by Shannon Bottsford; “Caveman” by Alex Worley; “Alligator Head” by Elizabeth Pegleo;

Sherman Avenue • Home Depot sponsored Earth Day with donations planted by pre-kindergarten students and grades 1-3. Students examined recycling and energy savings. • PTA hosted a Go Green Family Reading night. Hester Flowers Garden Club volunteered. • The Relay for Life team raised $6,741.42, the most in Warren County. The team won the Baton Award and were named Relayaholics. • For Earth Day, Morgan Abraham’s students planted flowers, pulled weeds and added mulch to flower beds. They made dirt pudding. • Music class Rock Stars: Matthew O’Neal, Shun’Darius Flowers, Derrick Demby, Nicole Jeffers, Isabella Munson, Travis Jefferson, Keyondria Tarleton, Ashlyn Wright, Raylon Ragsdale, Varish Chauhan, Shedric German, Logan Thomas, Megan Wallace, Kristofer Clark, Khaliya Williams, Asharreia Ricks,

“Mr. Boo” by Summer Stanton

Ceramics First: “Bowl” by Carlton Campbell; second: “Cream Bowl” by Emily Sluis; third: “Orb Bowl” by Jay Sparkman; honorable mention: “Deep Sargazo Sea” by Shannon Bottsford; “Flip Side” by Briea Pillard; “Jade Bowl” by Robert Williams; “Red Bowl” by Taylor Giordano; “Blue Cube” by Robert Williams; “Untitled” (green bowl) by Carlton Campbell; “Teapot” by Kacie Whittington

Pastel, crayon, charcoal First: “Shattered Flight” by Jessica Friley; second: “Repetition of Wrenches” by Sally Lin; third: “Blue Illusions” by Samantha Ezernack; honorable mention: “Black Lion” by Christopher Galloway; “Vengeance” by Natalie Henry; “Hammered” by Julia Mattson; “Pretty Butterflies” by Jordan Young

Fiber art/textiles First: “Western Story” by David Young; second: “Beheaded Picnic” by Christine Councell; third: “Brown Bear on Blue Stallion” by Damien Jones The junior high winners:

Acrylic First: “After the Fall” by Cody Culp; second: “Big Ben” by Spencer Mayo; third: “Creation Day 2” by Jermaine Weir; honorable mention: “Horse in Sunset” by Shane Preston Williams

Pencil

Alexis Moore, Alexis Jeffries, KeShon Evans, Courtney Jeandron, Kyle Mayberry, Kylea Freeman, Charman Burden, Bo Stringfellow, Tavi Edwards, Manuel Banuelas, Destany Shelton and Ariel Darden.

South Park • Spring Fling is Saturday. • Beverly White’s GATES students attended Super Scientific Circus at Jackson State. Volunteers Debbie Beasley, Dean Hall, Sandra Hynum, Gene Luke, Angel Brown, Gene and Shirley Markel, Tomeka Moore, Paige Morgan, Anne Mullins, Martin Pace, Gloria Polk, Amy Sessions, Jason Smith, Linda Sumners and Gloria Vaughan were chaperones; Arvell Bunch was bus driver. • Marlene Jenkins’ secondgraders read with Susan McKinnie’s kindergartners.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders: Gregory Hayden, McKenzie Thomason, Katerriana Davis, Tyler Wilbert and Breanna Davis. • Students and parents attended Gator Math Night.

Pastel, crayon, charcoal First: “Shady!” by Shelton Ellis; second: “Pretty Prissy” by Stephanie Flowers; third: “Colorful Dog!” by Sarah Krapac

Watercolor First: “Turban Squash” by Ridley Fink; second: “Fruit Still Life” by Gray Cordes; third: “City Hall at Sunset” by Emery Gluck; honorable mention: “The Firehouse” by Baxter Richardson; “Farmhouse” by Gray Cordes; “Too Old to Eat” by Emery Gluck; “Watercolor of Church” by Kelsey McMinster; “Misty Sea” by Emily Bennett; “The Flower” by Sherman Stewart

Ceramics First: “The Shocked Geezer” by Michael Wiersema; second — “Geometry” by Bradley Shewbart; third: “Blue Leopard” by Aaron Hatten; honorable mention: “Blue Mama” by Jasmine Segrest; “Dot” by Alayna Pollard; “PI’EERE” by Alayna Pollard; “A Teacher” by Shane Preston Williams; “Naps” by Cody Culp; “Nova” by Cody Culp

Tempera First: “Random” by Chelsea Laselle; second: “School of Fish” by Destinee Jarrett third: “Still Life Bottles” by Derrick Thomas; honorable mention: “Scorpion in the Desert” by Destinee Jarrett; “Viking” by Olivia Jennings; “Ferocious Color” by Brittany Adams

Printmaking

First: “Supplies for the Effort” by Brandon Davidson; second: “Something New” by Elijah Turner; third: “Coast Guard Rescue” by Spencer Mayo

Scratch art First: “Mot-Mot” by Ridley Fink; second: “Owl on a Branch” by Baxter Richardson; third: “Blue Tailed Rooster” by Emery Gluck; honorable mention: “The Trogan” by Kelsey McMinster; “ Ocelot in Shade” by Gray Cordes; “Leo-pard” by Emily Bennett; “Under the Sea” by Skylar Blades

First: “A Traveling School” by Devin Bryant; second: “Violent Fish” by Jakiyah Jackson; third: “3 Gray Fish” by Shelton Ellis

Mixed media First: “Coo Coo Bird” by Erin Ingram; second: “Queen of Mardi Gras” by Brittany Nelson; third: “Deer Wood” by Aaron Hatten; honorable mention: “Dock at Sea” by Brandon Gorman; “Pyramids” by Gaius Straka; “Horse” by Zaria Gibson; “Wild Thang” by Loretta Leach

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Continued from Page B1. Wayne Seitz co-wrote the play. Vickie Hopkins, VCS band director, will lead the music. Several subplots take place, in addition to the main plot that focuses on several diner visitors. Songs will include “Lean On Me,” “My Girl” and “Walking in Memphis.” Tickets are $12 and include a menu of burgers and milk shakes. Reservations are recommended, Thomas said.

If you go “Proud Mary’s Diner” will open at 6:30 tonight and Thursday and at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’ Catholic Church gymnasium, 1512 Main St. Tickets are $12. Call 601-6362256.

Refreshments were by PTO. • Chris Barnett, Jimmy Jefferson and Anderson Tully donated playground mulch. • Students who made proficient on the 2009 MCT2 testreceived pizza from the PTO. • Third- and fourth-grade Field Day will be Thursday; fifth- and sixth-grade Field Day Friday. Teacher Appreciation Week starts Monday. Fifth-graders will participate in the State Science Test pilot on Tuesday.

Vicksburg Junior High • Talent show winners: Mark Trevillion, solo, first place; Jeremiah Horton, solo, second; Gary Hardy, Charles Cole, Dennis Clark, Louis Dunbar and Albert Harris, dancers, third. • Gator Club party was Friday. • April Top 10 Accelerated Reader winners: Julianne Ranis, Marissa Teetson, Matthew Talbot, James Bowles, Sarah Legg, Nathan Fox, Darbie Woods, Theresa Frost, Dewaun Bryant and Emily Bakovic.

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cial Area Star Class. • Art classes made Popsicle stick frames.

Warren Junior High • Searcy Hayes and Cameron Calvin were Caught Being Good Students. • The Girls’ Club will host a dance May 7 for Warren Junior students with good behavior. Attire is casual. • Girls’ basketball tryouts will continue through Friday. • Students with good behavior ate lunch on the patio.

Warrenton • Kat Hilderbrand’s thirdgrade GATES students, along with Betty Ables’ secondgrade GATES, visited the Jackson Zoo. Clint Buchanan, Charisse Brown, Julia Ranis and Linda Taylor were chaperones. • Grades 4-6 GATES designed ads for the Post. • Tina Cochran’s first-graders who participated in a “Flat Stanley” project: Ke -shaun Perkins, Trey Hynum, Ja’Niah Burnett, Riley Wilkerson, Brayden Lynn and Tiernen Thompson. Flat Stanley traveled to Pioneer, La.; Raymond; Antioch,

Tenn.; Brandon; Athens, La.; and Forest. • Top Accelerated Reader Classes: Tina Cochran’s first grade, Pam Jennings’ first grade and Rebecca Hughes’ fourth grade. Top readers: first grade — Katlyn Caponis, Samuel Flores, Riley Wilkerson, Abigail Hughes, Santana Saldana and Chloe Bailess; second grade — Carlos Richardson, Randy Barnes, Calbert Gomez, Gracie Buell, Scotty Shiers, Ke’Tory Qualls and J’Quaisa Porter; third grade — Andre Ranis, Brayan Loyola, Dremiya O’Neal, Maha Saleh, Anthony Walker and Tyrese Robinson; fourth grade — Zachary Moore (STAR reader), Faith Meridith, Robert Morris, Britasia Burks, Brandon Brister, Jon Bantugan and Faye Valerio; fifth grade — Esdgar Loyola, Jacob Cochran, Shunterrance Walton, Christopher Brown, Jordan Carter, Alexis Avila and Brandan Shaifer; sixth grade — Kayla Buell, Race McCool, Alex Devaul, Taleah Dixon, Courtney White and Myisha Jackson. • Diane and Jerry Cochran spoke to Tina Cochran’s class about Alaska after the students read “Fishing Bears.”

able mention: “A Special Place” by Tyler Gore, ninth grade, Warren Central; “I Am” by Lauren Pratt, ninth grade, Warren Central; “Progress” by Lyndsay Reed, ninth grade, Warren Central; “The Rings of Glory” by Hannah Register, ninth grade, Warren Central; “Race Day” by Stephen Wagner, ninth Grade, Warren Central

Picture” by Alexis Bowers, sixth grade, Warren Central Intermediate; “Grandmas” by Katelyn Brock, sixth grade, St. Francis; “My Favorite Sport is Soccer” by Cass Hudson, sixth grade, St. Francis; “The Night Shined” by Ansley Plunk, fifth grade, Bovina; “Baseball” by Lee Simpson, sixth grade, St. Francis

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Category III 10th-12th grade prose: First: “Heads Under Hills” by Donald Brown, 12th grade, Vicksburg High; second: “The Monster” by Donald Brown, 12th grade, Vicksburg High

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Category IV Fifth-sixth grade poetry: First: “Earth” by Alexis Jackson, sixth grade, Warrenton; second: “Football” by Taft Nesmith, sixth grade, St. Francis; honorable mention: “The True

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Seventh-ninth grade poetry: First: “Sounds of the Earth” by Ashley Proctor, ninth grade, Warren Central; second: “Never Leave” by Kristen Miller, ninth grade, Warren Central; honor-

10th-12th grade poetry: First: “The Centurion Concludes” by Donald Brown, 12th grade, Vicksburg High; second — “I Am” by Michael Whittaker, 11th grade, Vicksburg High

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TOPIC WE DN E SDAY, April 28, 2010 • SE C TI O N C T V TONIGHT C4 | CLASSIfIEDS C6 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

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We welcome your items for On the Menu, a wrap-up of area food events. Submit items by e-mail (newsreleases@vicksburgpost.com), postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (601-6340897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

Baked goods on sale for Turkey missions Oakland Baptist Church Circle of Friends will host a bake sale Saturday. The event is to raise funds to send Jon Busby on a mission trip to Turkey. Baked goods will be sold from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Super Junior on Oak Ridge Road. Orders can be placed at 601-638-6724. Also on the calendar: • 40th annual PlayADayInMayAway — 5:30 p.m. Friday: catfish, chicken finger dinners, $8; 2 p.m. Saturday: barbecue cook-off judging, $50 per category per team; events sponsored by Vicksburg Catholic School; 601-6364824 or www.vicksburgcatholic.org. • Third annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Luau — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 at Riverfront Park; menu: Hawaiian chicken or Kalua pork with rice, macaroni salad, green beans, mixed fruit, rolls and tea or water; tickets: $8 in advance only at Salvation Army office on Mission 66 or by calling 601-831-0038 or 601-636-2706. • Chocolate Affair — 7 p.m. May 6; $20 for Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation members, $30 for nonmembers; 601-6312997.

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Strawberry Shortcut

…here they come! Red Hatters headed to River City for weekend By Steve Sanoski ssanoski@vicksburgpost.com The Red Carpet City of the South will be awash with red hats and purple dresses this weekend, as a pair of local Red Hat Society chapters welcome about 250 of their fellow Red Hatters from across Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama for a spring fling with Old South flavor. “Basically, it’s going to be a bunch of women over 50 dressing up and having fun,” said Magnolia Red Hatters Queen Mother Ann Wilds, who, along with members of the Dixie Divas chapter, organized the regional rendezvous. Since the first chapter was formed 13 years ago, the Red Hat Society has grown into the largest social organization for women in the world, with approximately 70,000 members representing 24,000 chapters across the United States and 25 countries. Vicksburg has five registered chapters, with memberships ranging from a handful to about a baker’s dozen. Each chapter has a Queen Mother, usually the founder. The society is strictly for women 50 and older, though dates and spouses are invited to some events, and the chapter meetings and regional gatherings are strictly for fun. Red Hat Society chapters might do charity work in their communities, as a few of the local groups do around

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Local Red Hat Society members, from back left, are Mary Anne Dotson, Nita Brown, Queen Mother of the Magnolia Red Hatters Ann Wilds and Barbara Cashman. On the front row, from left, are Violet Franco, Queen Mother of the Dixie Divas Susan Beard, Cyndi Graham and Marie Hynum. Virginia Leonard and See Red Hat, Page C2. Trudy Hicks are also Red Hat members.

Strawberry Shortcut 1 strawberry cake mix 3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 2 tablespoons cognac 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (3-ounce) package strawberry gelatin Preheat oven to 350. Follow directions on cake mix box. Remove cake from oven and cool. Mix strawberries, cognac and sugar. Let stand 20 minutes. Invert and release cake onto a decorative platter. Whip cream with confectioners’ sugar and vanilla until it reaches stiff peaks. Mix gelatin as directed on box. Refrigerate gelatin mix but do not let it harden, instead cool to a liquid consistency. Using a straw, poke holes all over cake. Pour gelatin in and spread over cake. Spread strawberries on top of cake. Spread layer of whipped cream on top of strawberries, making pretty swirls and ripples. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Refrigerate at least four hours.

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What is a Red Hat Society and how did it start? While visiting a friend in Tucson, Ariz., Sue Ellen Cooper bought a bright red fedora at a thrift shop, for no other reason than that it was cheap and, she thought, quite dashing. A year or two later she read the poem “Warning” by Jenny Sue Ellen Joseph, which depicts an Cooper older woman in purple clothing with a red hat. Sue Ellen felt a kinship with Joseph. She decided that her birthday gift to her friend, Linda Murphy, would be a vintage red hat and a copy of the poem. She has always enjoyed whimsical decorating

in Vicksburg Local Red Hat Societies include: • Dixie Divas • Ladies of the Lake • Magnolia Red Hatters • Vicksburg Vixens ideas, so she thought the hat would look nice hanging on a hook next to the framed poem. Murphy got so much enjoyment out of the hat and the poem that Cooper gave the same gift to another friend, then another, then another.

One day it occurred to these friends that they were becoming a sort of Red Hat Society, and that perhaps they should go out to tea — in full regalia. They decided they would find purple dresses which didn’t go with their red hats to complete the poem’s image. The tea was a success. Each of them thought of another woman or two she wanted to include, and they bought more red hats. Their group swelled to 18, and they began to encourage others to start their own chapters. One of their members passed along the idea to a friend of hers in Florida, and their first sister group was born.

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The new delicacy

Corn smut ‘flavors are amazing’ — nutritious, too IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) the International Association — It’s now an established sci- of Culinary Professionals in entific fact: Smut is GOOD for Mexico. There they find baskets you. Corn smut, that is. For years, scientists have overflowing with clumps of assumed that huitlacoche huitlacoche. “Amazing, beautiful, wow,” — a gnarly, gray-black corn fungus long-savored in Mexico said Sando, delightedly turn— had nutritional values sim- ing over a handful of huitlacoilar to those of the corn on che, which quickly stains his which it grew. But test results fingers black. He talks to propublished in the journal Food prietors, examines the fresher, Chemistry reveal that an infec- blueish-white cloudy carbuntion that U.S. farmers and crop cles selling for $1.45 per pound scientists have spent millions and the ashier, aging ones, a trying to eradicate, is packed few hours older, discounted to with proteins, minerals and sell quickly for $1.18 per pound before they get slimy. other nutritional goodies. “It’s gorgeous today,” And here’s a bonus: agroeconomists have found it can says Alegria. “My mouth is sell for more than the corn it watering!” They make their way to ruins. “We had no idea huitlaco- food stands where they savor steaming, thick che could actually corn patties filled synthesize signifThe name with chopped icant nutrients huitlacoche (also huitlacoche, that don’t even onions and corn exist in corn,” cuitlacoche) kernels washed says Octavio Parecomes from two down with mugs des-Lopez, one of Mexico’s leading indigenous words: of hot coffee. Wa r m a n d food scientists. “ W h o c a r e s cuitlatl (excrement) delicious, this about the nutri- and cochi (sleeping). exquisite meal — eaten today tional value? The flavors are amaz- In the U.S., farmers on greasy paper the grimy ing!” said Steve call huitlacoche amid chaos of the busSando, a grinning “corn smut” in tling marketNapa Valley epicurean whose boom- polite company and place — would get rave reviews ing Rancho Gordo speciality food “devil’s corn” among on a china platter at the world’s company grows themselves. finest restauand sells heirloom rants, the conbeans, corn and noisseurs agree. other indigenous Indeed it has, periodically, “New World” ingredients. He launched an expedition appeared on some of the finest (or was that a vacation?) in menus, including once at the Mexico this month, research- James Beard House in New ing the possibilities of adding York City. Other chefs include huitlacoche to his product it as a speciality on the rare line in the lucrative, gourmet- days they manage to obtain haven of Northern California. some: There’s huitlacoche We’re talking about an epi- stuffed chicken breasts at La curean wonder here, an exqui- Cocina Michoacana in Cedar site delicacy both nutty and Park, Texas; huitlacoche queearthy with a hint of fruity sadillas at Tu y Yo in Boston; and at La Casita Mexicana in sweetness. When huitlacoche attacks Los Angeles, they blend the corn, the insidious-look- huitlacoche into a tamale ing pustules that bubble up masa, then stuff the entire don’t just force the husk to tamale into a large, roasted explode, it forces the metaboli- chili. The name huitlacoche (also cal process inside the cob to change, creating new, health- cuitlacoche) comes from two indigenous words: cuitlatl ier nutrients. Take lysine, one of those (excrement) and cochi (sleep“essential amino acids” that ing). In the U.S., farmers call the body requires but can’t huitlacoche “corn smut” in manufacture. We need it to polite company and “devil’s fight infections and strengthen corn” among themselves. bones. Bodybuilders pound The fast moving blight can lysine when they want to build wipe out 5 percent to 10 permuscle, and estheticians rec- cent of a crop and the black ommend it to keep skin look- dusty spores gum up harvesting equipment. Corn growing young. Corn has virtually no lysine; ers, along with the federal huitlacoche is loaded with it. It government, have spent milalso is packed with more beta- lions of dollars eradicating it glucens — the soluble fiber and developing smut-resisthat gives oatmeal its well- tant strains, with only partial known cholesterol-cutting success. Even Sando has tossed power — than, well, oatmeal. Sando began his hunt in blighted sections of his Xochimilco, a community organic heirloom cornfields. on Mexico City’s south side, Tasting what was once a bane where huitlacoche-munching to his business, he now sees Aztecs first built floating fields new opportunity: “I am SO atop rafts of wood and soil — excited! I am definitely going and where the chaotic market to give this a try. It would be smells of garlic, bananas and easy to infect one of my fields raw meat. His intrepid leader and start growing this,” said was cultural culinary tour Sando. Researchers at University guide Ruth Alegria, a bilingual chef who coordinate’s of Wisconsin convinced a

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A woman holds corn smut. local organic farmer in 2007 to deliberately infect a field of corn with the fungus, and then harvest and sell it. Their findings: An ear of huitlacoche costs about 41 cents to produce and sells for about $1.20. By comparison, an ear of sweet corn costs less than a dime, with profits of just a few cents per ear. Sando has few competitors in the fresh market, even though gourmet chefs pay $20 or more per pound for a chance to add the delicacy to their menus. But there are several Hispanic food companies, including San Marcos and Del Fuerte, who sell canned huitlacoche in the U.S. “Our consumers are either of

Mexican origin, or foodies who have traveled in Mexico and enjoy the taste,” said Joseph Perez, senior vice president of New Jersey-based Goya Foods, the largest, Hispanic-owned food company in the U.S. Huitlacoche is a niche product, overshadowed by beans and chilies, salsas and sauces. Still, if fresh huitlacoche has an image problem, the canned product — slimy, black and gooey — has even more to overcome. “It’s safe to say this is the first time I’ve ever paid for an infection,” wrote “The Sneeze,” a blogger who bravely sampled canned huitlacoche.

will be out and about on the town, visiting local attractions and “having fun any way they can.” The seeds for The Red Hat Society were planted in 1997 when Sue Ellen Cooper of California gave a friend a red fedora for her 55th birthday, along with a copy of a poem by Jenny Joseph called “Warning.” The opening lines of the poem read: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple/With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.” Cooper repeated the gift several times, and eventually some of her friends decided to organize a tea party at which they’d all wear their red hats and purple dresses. The gatherings became a regular occurrence, and when the group had grown to

include more members than could comfortably fit around a tea table, Cooper — who has since become the Exalted Queen Mother — encouraged women to start their own chapters. “The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and elan,” Cooper says on the society’s website. “We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together.” The society has five loose goals: fun, freedom, friendship, fulfillment and fitness. In recent years, it has expanded beyond tea parties and luncheons to host health fairs and international conventions. In 2006, a Broadway

A man sells corn smut in a food market in Mexico City.

Red Hat Continued from Page C1. the holidays, but it is not a requirement for national affiliation. “The only rule is there are no rules,” said Dixie Divas Queen Mother Susan Beard. “It’s all about having fun.” The Red Hatters converging in Vicksburg this weekend represent 33 chapters, mostly from Mississippi. They’ll gather at Hawkins United Methodist Church on Saturday for a day of laughs, food, live music, dancing — even an old time swimsuit competition. “Well, it’s not bikinis,” said Wilds with a laugh. “In other words, we don’t show much skin. A couple of our husbands are going to be the judges.” Along with the traditional red hats and purple dresses Red Hatters are known

for wearing, others will be dressed in Antebellum, Victorian and other period clothing, as per the theme Southern Belles Gather in Vicksburg. For Magnolia Red Hatter Cyndi Graham, the society’s appeal has always been about getting dolled up in period clothing and having a laugh. “I’ve always loved to dress up and get bling-blinged,” said Graham. “I saw the group before I was 50 and I immediately knew I wanted to join, and as soon as I turned 50 I called Ann and said, ‘I’m ready.’” Red Hatters will begin arriving in Vicksburg on Friday, and most will stay throughout the weekend. Outside the gathering Saturday, Wilds said the ladies

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Table by table, restaurants regaining ground CHICAGO (AP) — It took more than a year, but American diners are coming out of hiding, starting to splurge on everything from tea to tacos and tacking on some dessert. The meals aren’t fancy — and business is far what it was before the recession sent the nation spiraling — but restaurateurs big and small say they’re breathing a tentative sigh of relief as tables fill up. At Deleece, a restaurant on Chicago’s north side, crowds are bigger than they’ve been in months. It’s noisier, too. “People are out and they’re spending a little more and maybe they’re buying that extra appetizer they didn’t before,” said Brandon Canfield, the restaurant’s chef. In the depths of the recession, Deleece’s customers might order a glass of wine, a salad and an entree. Now, they’re more likely to get a bottle of wine, a hot appetizer and an entree. They’ll also split a dessert, which adds up to bigger bills and full tables. The shift, which Jefferies restaurant analyst Jeff Farmer calls a “slow grind,” began in late January and is gaining steam. “They’re not necessarily seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, but there’s a realization that things aren’t going to get any worse than they are right now,” Farmer said. Still, it wasn’t until March that the change became downright impressive, sending revenue in restaurant locations open at least a year up at scores of fast-food and casual dining chains. There the measure has stagnated for nearly two years, experts said. Few restaurant chains release sales by month, but data from market research firm NPD Group showed the measure climbed for five of the past eight weeks at nearly

In the depths of the recession, Deleece’s customers might order a glass of wine, a salad and an entree. Now, they’re more likely to get a bottle of wine, a hot appetizer and an entree. They’ll also split a dessert, which adds up to bigger bills and full tables.

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Joyce Smith takes a platter of food to customers at the Vail, Ariz., Steak House. four dozen fast-food and family-style restaurant chains. At McDonald’s Corp. it climbed 5 percent in March and at Brinker International Inc.’s Maggiano’s Little Italy it was up 5.2 percent. There was a double-digit increase in the figure at Panera, which along with strong sales in January and February prompted the company to boost its profit forecast. A number of factors could be behind the March upswing: An influx in cash from tax refunds; warm weather that drew people from their homes; or increasing confidence that the economic recovery isn’t a mirage. “A year ago at this time, all we talked about was the recession and whether we were going to become cavemen because the economy was collapsing,” said Panera Bread Co. Chairman and CEO Ron Shaich. “I think we’ve returned to a time of business as usual, in the sense that we will survive.” The change is visible even in areas of the nation hit hard-

est by the housing crisis that fueled the recession. At BJ’s Restaurants Inc., sales during the quarter rose 8 percent in Arizona and climbed “in the low double digits” in Florida. Meanwhile, The Cheesecake Factory Inc. said the important performance measure shot up in every area of the country during the first quarter — “even in California, which was a softer market for us through the recession,” Chairman and CEO David Overton told investors. The number of diners at Cheesecake’s restaurants nationwide rose 1.7 percent. And they ordered more desserts. The restaurant chain’s signature indulgences accounted for 15.2 percent of revenue, up from 14.7 percent the previous quarter. Starbucks also managed to snag an increase in tea and coffee customers — its first in 13 quarters. Mary Smith is among those who finds herself in restaurants more frequently. The 47-year-old from Tigard,

Ore., rarely dined out when

she was unemployed. But since she began work as a legal assistant in January, she treats herself to lunch out once a week. “I do it now for convenience,” she said. Early forecasts seem to show the first quarter’s momentum is trickling into April. “It seems like people are out just spending more money.” Jack Hartung, chief financial officer at Chipotle Mexican Grill, said on a conference call last week. A further rebound might

hinge on the recovery putting a dent in the nation’s 9.7 percent unemployment rate. I don’t believe that the spending levels are going to get back to pre-recession levels until people have some confidence that they’re going to have a place to go to work and can put food on the table at home or away from home,” McDonald’s CEO Jim Skinner told investors.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Raising Arizona” — A loser, Nicolas Cage, and his wife, Holly Hunter, kidnap a quintuplet from an unfinished-furniture store magnate./7 on FMC n SPORTS NBA — In a pair of Game 5s, the surprising Milwaukee Bucks try to take command of their series, tied 2-2 against the Atlanta Hawks, while the Utah Jazz face the Denver Nuggets./7 on TNT n PRIMETIME “The Middle” — Frankie worries that Axl will be heartbroHolly Hunter ken when his on-again and off-again girlfriend re-enters his life; Brick must watch over a baby chick for a school project./7:30 on ABC

history on display

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 Ann-Margret, actress-singer, 69; Jay Leno, “Tonight Show” host, 60; Mary McDonnell, actress, 57; Bridget Moynahan, actress, 39; Penelope Cruz, actress, 36; Jessica Alba, actress, 29. n DEATH Furio Scarpelli — The Oscar-nominated screenwriter who cowrote “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and other classics of Italian cinema, has died, his family said Wednesday. Scarpelli, 90, died in his house in Rome shortly after midnight, his son, Matteo Scarpelli, said. He had long suffered heart problems. During a decades-long, prolific partnership with Age, Scarpelli co-wrote some of Italy’s finest postwar movies, including “Big Deal on Madonna Street.”

PEOPLE

Bullock divorcing James, adopting baby Sandra Bullock has filed for divorce from her husband, Jesse James, and is adopting a baby boy as a single parent, a story posted Wednesday on People magazine’s website said. “Yes, I have filed for divorce,” the 45-year-old Oscar-winning actress said in an interview. “I’m sad and I am scared.” Bullock and James, 41, began the adoption process four years ago, the report said, and Sandra Bullock brought 3 1/2-month-old Louis Bardo Bullock home in January but decided to keep the news to themselves until after the Oscars. The baby was born in New Orleans, the story said. James and Bullock separated in March after five years of marriage, following reports that James had been unfaithful. The motorcycle mogul publicly apologized to Bullock and his three children. He recently returned home after a 30-day stay in a treatment facility where he sought help for “personal issues,” the story on People’s website said. Bullock won the Oscar for best actress this year for her role in the blockbuster hit “The Blind Side.”

‘60 Minutes’ to show O’Brien interview Conan O’Brien will be on TV this weekend with his first post-“Tonight Show” interview. O’Brien talks with Steve Kroft on “60 Minutes,” CBS said Tuesday. O’Brien’s exit deal with NBC barred him from television appearances until May 1; the “60 Minutes” piece will air the day after. The interview was conducted last week in Los Conan Angeles, according to a person with knowledge O’Brien of it. The person, who lacked authority to discuss the matter publicly, spoke on condition of anonymity. O’Brien, who left “Tonight” in January over a time-slot dispute with NBC, has agreed to host a late-night show on TBS later this year. He’s now on a national comedy tour.

Michaels diagnosed with seizure malady An already ailing Bret Michaels has been diagnosed with another medical malady. After suffering a brain hemorrhage last week, the audacious 47-year-old glam-rock reality TV star has developed a side effect that causes seizures, according to a statement posted Tuesday on the former Poison frontman’s website. The condition, called hyponatremia, stems from a lack of sodium. The statement did not indicate if Michaels had actually suffered any seizures. Michaels was conscious and in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital. The statement said he was remaining positive and responding well to tests and treatments.

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Teen fined for trying to scare 7-year-old An 18-year-old in Montana apparently thought it would be funny to yell “I’m going to kidnap you” at a 7-year-old girl, but the joke cost him a $185 fine for disorderly conduct. The girl told police April 15 that she heard the man yell the threat from a car as she walked on a sidewalk in Stevensville. She helped police in the small town south of Missoula create a sketch, and police Chief James Marble says Justin Stockdale turned himself in Monday after seeing his likeness on fliers distributed around town. Stockdale pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, was fined $185 and given a 10-day suspended jail sentence. Marble said the teen apparently thought it would be funny to scare the girl but it appears he has learned a valuable lesson.

The Vicksburg Post

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The “Discovering the Civil War” exhibit at the National Archives in Washington Tuesday

National Archives puts Civil War vaults on exhibit on eve of 150th anniversary WASHINGTON (AP) — Beyond the famous battles of the Civil War, there was chaos. The governor of Kansas was frantically pleading for ammunition to quell guerrilla warfare, citizens in Missouri were appealing to Army officials when a U.S. flag was ripped from a church rooftop, and citizens in Virginia were asking the governor for arms to fight Union sympathizers. Stories like these emerge from documents that go on rare public view Friday at the National Archives in Washington as the nation prepares to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Filmmaker Ken Burns took an early look Tuesday and said the lesser-known details and evidence of the war will prove far more compelling than dry dates and facts from history books. “Most of the way we tell our history is from the top down — we see American history ... as kind of a succession of presidential administrations, punctuated by wars,” Burns said. That begins to change, he said, when people see original records and photographs. “When we can touch their diaries or touch their records, then they connect to us in a way that all that other homework doesn’t,” Burns said, who spent weeks at the archives 20 years ago researching and filming for his landmark series, “The Civil War.” The exhibit draws from millions of Civil War records, letters and photographs at the archives. Many documents on display are reproductions, though some originals also are on view, along with touch-screen interactives. They are arranged by theme to tell such stories as secession and slavery, international connections to the war and how some women fought disguised as men. It’s too much to display all at once. The second half will open in November, exploring the war’s consequences. Next year, the 6,000 squarefoot exhibit will begin touring nationally during most of the anniversary years of the war, with stops in Michigan, Texas and Nebraska. There were no declarations of war or peace treaties to display from the Civil War. The Union never recognized the Confederacy as a separate nation. One of the most significant documents on view is Virginia’s original ordinance of secession.

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Virginia initially refused to join seven states that seceded after President Abraham Lincoln’s election but passed the measure in April 1861. Other documents show how Lincoln reacted, how the Confederate States were organized and how both sides grappled for international support. Leaders who lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield often had close connections before the war. Exhibit designers created social networking pages like Facebook to show how Union Gen. George McClellan once was a protege of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, for example. As for the sensitive issue of slavery, curator Bruce Bustard said they want the documents

to speak for themselves. A comparison of the U.S. Constitution and the Constitution of the Confederacy demonstrates their remarkable similarity, he said, except for a reference to God, a six-year presidency and an explicit right to hold slaves as property. “We want people to look at the documents, read the documents, ask questions about them and then ultimately make up their own minds,” Bustard said. Although two Southern governors — Bob McDonnell in Virginia and Gov. Haley Barbour in Mississippi — recently seemed to downplay the role of slavery, Burns said there is no question it was at the root of the conflict. “We just have to distinguish between what’s history and what’s the manipulation of history,” Burns said, referring to Confederate History Month celebrations that neglect to mention slavery.

Etiquette expert Post dies at 89 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Elizabeth Post, an etiquette expert known for writing books and magazine columns on manners, has died. She was 89. Post died Saturday in the southwest Florida city of Naples, her family said. Post was the granddaughter-inlaw of the country’s foremost etiquette expert, Emily Post. In 1965, five years after the elder Post died, Elizabeth took the helm of the E m i ly Po st Institute in Burlington, Elizabeth Vt. Post To Elizabeth Post, known by family and friends as “Libby,” good manners meant having a kind attitude toward everyone. “Libby was very openminded, fair and flexible,” said daughter-in-law Peggy Post on Tuesday. “She was full of common sense and kindness. Not at all pretentious and not at all stuffy.” Born in Englewood, N.J., in 1920, Post married William Goadby Post in 1944. He was the only grandchild of Emily Post, who wrote the seminal book “Emily Post’s Etiquette” in 1922. Elizabeth Post became active in the family business in the 1960s, at a time when manners and social mores were becoming more relaxed. Along with revising “Emily Post’s Etiquette” five times, Post also wrote several books of her own. Her wedding etiquette books were especially popular. She also wrote a column for Good Housekeeping magazine for 25 years.


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Wife holds her tongue while man gives lashing with his DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL

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band’s behavior is classic, and I don’t know why you would still love him. Women stay with men like your husband because they don’t think they deserve better, or because they are financially dependent. “Love” has nothing to do with it. Because verbal and emotional abuse can escalate into physical abuse, I’m printing the toll-free number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. It’s 800-799-7233. Dear Abby: How do you deal with a thief in your midst? I

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Profit from your past mistakes and do something about them by making a new start with a relationship that hasn’t been going too well for you. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Your creative juices are running strong, so if there is anything that needs sprucing up, now is the time to put your flourishing ideas to work. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If there is a specific objective you’d like to achieve, now is the perfect time to determine the course of action you need to take. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Take advantage of an opportunity being presented to you today that could mean financial gain when implemented properly. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today’s events could help you disengage from an unproductive arrangement you’ve wanted to get out of without regrets. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Let your nobler instincts prevail, and you will be able to find a more compassionate approach for resolving a touchy financial situation. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — It should no longer be necessary for you to delay working on an endeavor you’ve been anxious to launch. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Every once in a while you need a little pressure placed on you in order to perform at your best, and today might be one of those times. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Be attentive at all times today, because information you’re seeking could come about through a slip of the tongue from someone in the know. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Even if you have to change your plans, seriously consider accepting a last-minute invitation to participate in a joint endeavor. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Terms might finally be resolved on a matter over which you’ve been negotiating for some time. Aries (March 21-April 19) — There’s a strong possibility that a new program you’ve developed will be accepted at this point in time.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I’m a 16-year-old girl who happens to have a major parental concern. I have a 17-year-old brother and I love him very much. It’s not really his fault, but our parents give him more and better privileges than they give me. We are both good students, but he is a star athlete in both football and basketball, while I am a member of the school choir. I realize that he has a lot of sports practice, but when it comes to household chores, he’s the winner and I’m the loser. His chore is to cut the grass every two weeks and to take out the trash every day. Compare these measly chores to mine. Every evening I have to help cook supper and set the dining-room table, (both of my parents work full time) load the dirty dishes into the dishwasher, vacuum the entire house every Saturday morning, load the washing machine every Saturday afternoon, go grocery shopping with our mother every Friday evening, and finally, feed, bathe and wash our family dog. Complaining does not get the desired results. There is nothing you can do to change things at our house. Since you deal with teens, I’d like your opinion on which teen gets the “raw” end of the household chores. — Jenny, Dallas. Jenny: Seven years ago, Marie from Fort Walton Beach, Fla., wanted to know who gets the easier chores, gals or guys. She asked if I would ask my readers to respond, and that I did. After a week, 425 teens had responded — 396 girls and only 29 guys. A whopping 340 said their parents favored or gave more privileges and freedom to guys over gals. Fifteen girls did admit that their brothers had less free time due to household chores. Forty-one girls thought all children were treated equally. All 29 boys thought their sisters had the best sibling deal. Naturally, an unofficial survey, such as this one, is more likely to get responses from those who have a grievance than those who don’t. Thus, even though 87 percent of the teens who wrote complained that their parents favored siblings of the opposite sex, I hesitate to leap to the conclusion that gender bias is widespread. But it’s certainly telling that 93 percent of the teens who responded were girls. My sense is that most siblings are treated equally in families, but when there is a difference in treatment, it’s far more likely to be the boys who get the better deal. Jenny, I think you will find the following statements from the survey interesting: • Karen, Chino, Calif.: I have two older brothers. A person would think that I would be the favorite because I am the only girl and the youngest. But I was born last and have always been last in my parents’ hearts. • Leslie, Holland, Mich.: I’m 13 and have a sister (11) and two brothers (15 and 9). If any gender is favored in our family, it’s the girls. My brothers are punished more severely and they do more chores than the girls do. • Kari, Spicer, Minn.: Parents do not set standards based on sex. It might seem like boys have it better because parents with girls are obviously going to be more protective of them than they are with their sons. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

have a 21-year-old relative who steals. He has stolen from me, and I suspect from other members of the family as well. Please don’t suggest therapy — he’s had years of therapy. Recently, he was caught stealing from a purse belonging to his mother’s best friend. The problem is family gatherings. I’m not comfortable telling my guests that they must watch their valuables, but I cannot deal with the possibility of having a guest’s possessions or money stolen. Also, I don’t particularly relish the idea of having him loose in my house. He hasn’t shown any particular interest in attending these functions and often hasn’t attended when invited, but it’s hard to know whether excluding him might make him feel left out. My inclination is to

tell him the reason I don’t want to invite him. Should I? — His Relative Dear Relative: If he asks why he wasn’t invited, by all means tell him. If years of counseling haven’t curbed his compulsion to steal, it’s possible that one day he will learn in a jail cell what he didn’t learn on the couch. Meanwhile, I see no compelling reason to continue inviting him to family gatherings. Not only will you be doing your guests a favor, you’ll be exposing your relative to less temptation. Dear Abby: My boyfriend has two children from a previous relationship. I love them very much and treat them like my own. We often go out with the children to playgrounds, shopping, etc. Abby, people often refer to

me as the children’s mother. They’ll say, “Ask your mom ...” things like that. What’s the proper response to this? I find it embarrassing because I’m not their mother. But I don’t want to make anyone uncomfortable by saying I’m not. What would be the most polite response to someone in that situation? — Not Mommy

in Maine Dear Not Mommy: The most polite response would be to ignore their mistake.

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

Patient concerned that doc has driver’s-license number Dear Dr. Gott: I was wondering, after years of seeing my general practitioner, why he changed his policy to now demand my driver’s-license number for his files. I feel this is an invasion of my privacy. With that last bit of information, I am now not in charge of the protection of my privacy. He is subject to office breakins, unhappy employees, theft, loss of disks or whatever forms the information is stored on to hackers. Why do they need anything more than an address and Social Security number? Dear Reader: Sadly, people assume false identities for a variety of reasons, a common practice in the medical profession. People without health insurance assume the names and insurance numbers of another. Until a person gets caught, this allows him or her to feel important, visit medical centers, and receive testing and services without paying one penny. I’ve yet to determine why anyone would want to appear to take on the medical issues of another, but it happens. I feel I have enough issues of my own; I certainly don’t need those of others. I guess there’s always the chance someone could obtain drugs for personal use or to be sold on the street for profit. He or she likely never considers the fact that a medication might have a severe adverse effect or could interact with other drugs. The practice is dangerous and outright stupid. The implications and complications are overwhelming. It is sometimes said that going to a large medical facility is like taking a number at the deli counter of your local supermarket. If you are shuttled along without someone making sure that you are you, problems can occur. You can receive incorrect medication, be treated for a condition you don’t have, or be given an incorrect diagnosis. If your chart contains photo identification, whether it’s your driver’s license or some other form of photo ID, the likelihood of this is lessened. The practice protects your physician, but, more importantly, it protects you. It’s actually in your best interests to provide a copy for your physician’s records. While he may have known you for many years, it is difficult to let some charts slide without photo ID and demand it only of new patients. The simplest way is to set a hard rule across-the-board. Without offering my likely explanation, ask for the reason on your next visit to his office. I could be way off base. Dear Dr. Gott: I am a 51-yearold female. I have a yellowish film on my tongue. I use a tongue cleaner along with a toothbrush with a tongue cleaner twice each day. What works best is scraping it with a toothpick. The film looks like cottage cheese. Please help me. Dear Reader: There are several reasons for the tongue to turn yellow. Tobacco use, some medications, the inges-

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tion of certain foods, geographic tongue (discolored regions of taste buds), yeast infection and bacteria on the tongue are a few reasons. Speak with your dentist, and practice good oral hygiene. Continue to brush your tongue when you brush your teeth. Use warm water and salt gargles once or twice a day. Then make an appointment with your physician to determine whether any medications you might be on could cause the problem.

• Write to Dr. Peter Gott in care of United Media, P.O. Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 440920167.

THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME by Mike Argirion and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

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Dear Abby: Would you please print the signs of a mental abuser? My husband is like night and day. There’s no in-between. He curses at me, calls me names, tells me I’m stupid and, when he raises his hand palm outward, it’s my sign to shut up. I have to leave notes about where I am, what time I’ll be home, and if I’m a minute late, I’m in for it big time. When I try to stand up for myself he tells me I’m a b—— or “too sensitive.” He also tells me what to wear. Why on earth would I still love this guy? Please print the signs because I know a lot of other women in this situation. — Beaten Down in Florida Dear Beaten Down: By printing your letter I HAVE printed the signs of a mental/ emotional abuser. Your hus-

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

THE (Answers tomorrow) Jumbles: CHASM BANJO POLLEN BEAUTY Answer: The zookeeper described cleaning the lion cage as — A “BEASTLY” JOB

RELEASE DATE– Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

ACROSS 1 Hist. or sci. 5 Penn. crosser 9 “This is for real!” 15 Composer Schifrin 16 Noah of “ER” 17 Singer Morissette 18 Response to comic Anderson’s “What’s for dinner?”? 20 Forceful, as an argument 21 Response to Spanish tenor Kraus’s “What’s for dinner?”? 23 1861-’89 territory 25 MFA, for one 26 Oater okay 27 Get ready 29 Bighorn sheep, at times 33 What’s up? 34 Like machinestamped mail 37 Response to Revolutionary Arnold’s “What’s for breakfast?”? 42 Most proximate 43 Cold and wet 46 Flute relative 49 Leather source 53 Tokyo, once 54 Sitter’s handful 57 Sly 58 Response to actress Bracco’s “What’s for brunch?”? 63 Dump 64 Response to jazzman Peterson’s “What’s for dinner?”? 67 “Eventually ...” 68 Nastase of tennis 69 Maestro Klemperer 70 They’re sometimes worn under helmets 71 Building extensions 72 1966 Jerry Herman musical

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01. Legals

Is your pet a star? 2010-2011

NIE

NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATION

Here is your chance to let everyone know that your pet is a star AND help out the Newspaper in Education program. The threemonth competition will benefit an effort to put a “living textbook” (a newspaper) in the hands of the area students.

Send in your pet photo!

Pet Idol

Contest

About the NIE Pet Idol Contest: Qualifying entries will be printed in The Vicksburg Post on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Readers will vote on their favorite pet by ballot at 25 cents per vote that will be donated to the NIE program. In the second round, photos of the top 50 percent will be printed in The Vicksburg Post on July 4 and readers will vote on their favorite by ballot at 25 cents per vote that will be donated to the NIE program. In the third round, the top 10 will be printed in The Vicksburg Post on July 18 and readers will vote on their favorite by ballot at 25 cents per vote to be donated the NIE program. The final round will consist of the top finalists and will be voted on by ballot on July 19 at 25 cents per vote that will be donated to the NIE program. First, second and third place winners will be recognized in The Vicksburg Post on August 1 as well as receive cash and prizes.

How to enter the NIE Pet Contest: Complete an entry form in The Vicksburg Post or pick up a form from the following businesses: Animal Medical Clinic 100 Thalweg Dr.

Vicksburg Animal Hospital 1918 Balwin Ferry Rd.

Bovina Feed and Seed 189 Tiffentown Rd.

Vicksburg Farm Supply Inc 980 Highway 61N

Carla’s Professional Dog Grooming 111 Choctaw Circle

Wags 1825 N Frontage Rd

Fancy Furs 3318 Washington St. Faulk’s Garden Shop and Landscape 1118 Clay St. Fur Kidz Dog Grooming 2449 N. Frontage Road Suite C Southern Paws 1200 Openwood St.

Submit a photo of your pet, along with the completed entry form. Include your pet’s name along with your name, address, phone number and $10 donation to the Newspaper in Education program. Make check payable to The Vicksburg Post NIE #415. Photos should be at least a 3” x 4”, clear, with a light background. No instant camera photos. ATTENTION... Businesses, organizations or individuals who donate $200.00 or more to the NIE program will secure a spot on the sponsor page of each round of the Pet Idol contest.

Warrenton Farm and Garden 5320 Highway 61S

Woodland Animal Clinic 4327 Rifle Range Rd.

1st pla ce 2nd pla $250 ce $10 0 3rd pla ce $50 And Prize s!

For questions call Becky Chandler at 601-636-4545

PUBLIC NOTICE Under the provisions of Paragraph 447.205, Volume 42, Code of Federal Regulations, public notice is hereby given to an amendment of the existing Medicaid State Plan regarding laboratory and radiology provider reimbursement, our Transmittal # 2010-007. The proposed State Plan amendment enables the Division of Medicaid to change the reimbursement rates for laboratory and radiology providers; to reflect necessary cost containment measures pursuant to Mississippi Code Annotated Section 43-13-117; and, to reimburse in compliance with 42 U.S.C.A. 1396a(a)(30)A. The estimated annual aggregate expenditures of the Division of Medicaid, Office of the Governor, are expected to reduce annual expenditures by $682,738 as a result of this State Plan amendment. The State Plan amendment will authorize a rate reduction for laboratory and radiology providers. A copy of the proposed plan amendment will be available in each county health department office and in the Department of Human Services office in Issaquena County for review. Written comments may be sent to the Division of Medicaid, Office of the Governor, Walter Sillers Building, Suite1000, 550 High Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201-1399. Comments will be available for public review at the above address. Copies of the proposed plan amendments are also available on the Division's website at HYPERLINK "http://www.medicaid.ms.gov " www.medicaid.ms.gov. Robert Robinson Executive Director Division of Medicaid Office of the Governor March 22, 2010 3/29, 4/28(2t)

LEGAL NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF FINAL SETTLEMENT OF CONTRACT Notice is hereby given that the contract between Mississippi Transportation Commission of the State of Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi on the one part and APAC Inc. Mississippi on the other part, dated the 27th day of February, 2009 for the construction of a project designated as State Project Number MP-3822-75 (001)/ 303597301 described as Overlaying SR 822 from SR 27 to Bovina in Warren County(s), Mississippi, has been fully and completely performed and final settlement thereunder has been made. This Notice is given under Section 31-5-53, Mississippi Code of 1983 as amended in pursuance of authority conferred upon me by order of the Mississippi Transportation Commission in Minute Book 24 page 1460. Dated this 19th day of April, 2010 MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BY: /s/ Amy Hornback Secretary of Commission AMY HORNBACK (SEAL) Publish: 4/28(1t)

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) CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, v. CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 2009-125GN DIANNA CARRIERE, THE MISSISSIPPI STATE TAX COMMISSION, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES IN INTEREST, WHETHE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, Defendants. ========== SUMMONS TO: Dianna Carriere 113 Freedom Road Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 (last known address) You have been made a defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LLC, seeking Declaratory Judgment regarding property located at 113 Freedom Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. Specifically, Plaintiff requests that the Court declare that: (1) the Mobile Home be declared a fixture on the Property; (2) Plaintiff is the sole owner of the Mobile Home; (3) Plaintiff is entitled to register the Mobile Home and have a Certificate of Title issued by the Mississippi State Tax Commission reflecting Plaintiff's sole ownership; (4) Plaintiff is the attorney-in-fact of Defendants for the purpose of executing

Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. Specifically, Plaintiff requests that the Court declare that: (1) the Mobile Home be declared a fixture on the Property; (2) Plaintiff is the sole owner of the Mobile Home; (3) Plaintiff is entitled to register the Mobile Home and have a Certificate of Title issued by the Mississippi State Tax Commission reflecting Plaintiff's sole ownership; (4) Plaintiff is the attorney-in-fact of Defendants for the purpose of executing any documents necessary to register the Mobile Home and for the Tax Commission to issue Certificate(s) of Title to the Mobile Home reflecting the sole ownership status of Plaintiff and/or for the purpose of having the Mobile Home declared real property in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi; and (5) the Court grant Plaintiff such other relief as it deems just and proper. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Cory P. Sims, the attorney for the Plaintiff, whose street address is Johnson & Freedman, 1587 Northeast Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NO LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION. IF YOUR RESPONSE IN NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER THINGS DEMANDED IN THE AMENDED COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your answer with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of this Court, this the 16th day of November, 2009. DOT McGEE By: /s/ Denise Bailey D.C. Deputy Clerk of Chancery Court Warren County, Mississippi (seal) Publish: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5(3t)

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RESOLUTION NUMBER : 12-08-09 VICKSBURG-TALLULAH DISTRICT AIRPORT BOARD EXCERPT OF MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF VICKSBURG-TALLULAH DISTRICT AIRPORT BOARD HELD DECEMBER 8, 2009 At the regular meeting of the Vicksburg-Tallulah District Airport Board, a public body, corporate and politic of the States of Mississippi and Louisiana, hereinafter referred to as the "Board" pursuant to the authority granted to the Board by and through an Agreement dated December 12, 1983, by and between the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg, Mississippi; the County of Warren, State of Mississippi, the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Tallulah, Louisiana; and the Parish of Madison, State of Louisiana; said Board represented by Benny Terrell, Chairman, which meeting was held at its office in Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana, on December 8, 2009, whereas a quorum was present and voting, the following resolution was duly passed and adopted, to-wit: "WHEREAS, To sale surplus movable property no longer needed or feasible to maintain consisting of: One each valued at, 91 Dodge D-150 (scrap), 91 Dodge Van (scrap), 63 Dodge Power Wagon ($250.00) and 94 Honda Accord ($300.00) to the highest bidders for each in which the value has been met. BE IT RESOLVED that the Board has determined that the property listed has been found to be surplus/scrap and is no longer needed. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the items are to offered for sale to the highest bidders of each and that sealed bids will be accepted at the Airport Terminal located at 175 VTR Airport Rd, Tallulah, Louisiana. VICKSBURG-TALLULAH DISTRICT AIRPORT BOARD _______________________ Benny Terrell, Chairman CERTIFICATE I, William Yerger, Jr., Secretary of the Vicksburg-Tallulah District Airport Board, a public body, corporate and politic of the States of Mississippi and Louisiana, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution that was duly passed by the Board at its meeting on December 8, 2009, and that the same was in all respects legal and has not been altered, modified, or rescinded, and remains in full force and effect. Tallulah, Louisiana, this 8th day of December, 2009. William Yerger, Jr., VTR Board Secretary All items can be inspected and sealed bids can be hand delivered or mailed to: Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport 175 VTR Airport Rd. Tallulah, La. 71282 *Minimum bid on scrap is $50.00 Bids will be opened on May 14th and high bidders will be notified. Publish: 4/28(1t) IN THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI JOE WILLIE ROSS PLAINTIFF VS. NANCY LYNN ELLERMAN ROSS DEFENDANT CAUSE NO. 2010-052GN SUMMONS (Service by Publication) Residence Unknown THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO: NANCY LYNN ELLERMAN ROSS You have been made a Defendant in the Complaint filed in this Court by JOE WILLIE ROSS, Plaintiff, seeking The Dissolution of Marriage. You are required to mail or hand deliver a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to WREN C. WAY, WAY, FIELD & BODRON, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1001 LOCUST STREET, VICKSBURG, MS 39183. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 28TH DAY OF APRIL, 2010, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT.

YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NOT LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE 28TH DAY OF APRIL, 2010, WHICH IS THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS SUMMONS. IF YOUR RESPONSE IS NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF DEMANDED IN THE COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your Response with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the sale of said Court, this 23rd day of April, 2010. DOT McGEE CLERK OF THE CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI DEPUTY CLERK /s/ Denise Bailey (SEAL) /s/ Wren C Way WREN C WAY, attorney for Plaintiff Publish: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12(3t)

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on April 12, 2000, Robert Lee Smith and Eulanda G. Smith executed a Deed of Trust to T. Harris Collier, III, Trustee for the benefit of Trustmark National Bank, as recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi, in Book 1209 at Page 8; and, WHEREAS, Trustmark National Bank, the holder of said Deed of Trust and the Note secured thereby, substituted J. Mark Franklin, III as Trustee therein, as authorized by the terms thereof, by instrument dated March 25, 2010, and recorded in Book 1508 at Page 27, in the office of the Chancery Clerk aforesaid; and, WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust, and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the Trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, Substituted Trustee's fees and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, the undersigned J. Mark Franklin, III, being the Substituted Trustee, do hereby give notice that on May 14, 2010, between 11:00 o'clock a.m. and 4:00 o'clock p.m., being the legal hours of sale, I will proceed to sell at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash, at the West Front Door of the Warren County Courthouse in Vicksburg, State of Mississippi, the following real property described and conveyed in said Deed of Trust, lying and being situated in Warren County, Mississippi, and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Part, Sections 5, 6, and 8, Township 16 North, Rage 4 E, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows: PARCEL ONE: All of Lot 4 in Warren County, Mississippi as shown on plat of Mr. Paul M. Polk, a map of which is filed in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in the matter of Partition proceeding styled Holston Murphy et al vs. Mattie Thornton et al, being numbered on the Docket of said Court, 16,602, which map particularly described said Lot 4 and which lot was allotted to William Murphy as Grantor by the Commissioners appointed by Decree of said Court to make partition of the property aforesaid, and being part of the same property conveyed to George M. Murphy et al by deed or record in Deed Book 250 at Page 312 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. PARCEL TWO: That part of Section 5 and 8, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of Section 5, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, said point also being on the East line of Section 8, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, and running thence along a fence, accepted for years as being the West line of Mr. George Murphy's property, North 8 degrees 00' West, 588.0 feet; thence running along another fence North 68 degrees 45' East, 879.0 feet, said point being on the West boundary of Sherman Avenue and said point being marked by a concrete marker no. 127 of the Vicksburg National Military Park property, running thence along said West line of said Sherman Avenue, South 29 degrees 02' 30" East, 50.0 feet; thence leaving said West line of said avenue and running South 35 degrees 20' West, 1055.8 feet, said point being on the South line of said Section 5, running thence along said South line of said Section, South 89 degrees 53' West, 152.0 feet, said point being the point of beginning, together with an 30' Easement on the South end of said parcel as described in Deed Book 528 at Page 269 of said Land Records. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 13th day of April, 2010. /s/J. Mark Franklin, III J. MARK FRANKLIN, III SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE J. Mark Franklin, III MCKAY LAWLER FRANKLIN & FOREMAN, PLLC Attorneys at Law Post Office Box 2488 Ridgeland, Mississippi 39158-2488 (601) 572-8778 POSTED THIS April 14, 2010 Publish: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 (4t) STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF WARREN SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on July 21, 2009, Vicksburg Dental Group, LLC, a Mississippi limited liability company, executed a Deed of Trust to Peter T. Burns, Trustee, Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., Beneficiary, which Deed of Trust is recorded in Book 1703, commencing at Page 26 of the Record of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land, Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on March 9, 2010, Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., appointed and substituted Jim F. Spencer,

limited liability company, executed a Deed of Trust to Peter T. Burns, Trustee, Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., Beneficiary, which Deed of The Vicksburg Post Trust is recorded in Book 1703, commencing at Page 26 of the Record of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land, Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, on March 9, 2010, Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., appointed and substituted Jim F. Spencer, Jr. as Substituted Trustee in the place and stead of Peter T. Burns, the original trustee of the Deed of Trust, as was its right to do under the terms of said Deed of Trust, said Substitution of Trustee being recorded in Book 1506, commencing at Page 720, Record of Mortgages and Deeds of Trust on Land, Warren County, Mississippi; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said Deed of Trust and the entire debt secured having been declared due and payable in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust, and the legal holder of said indebtedness, Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said Deed of Trust for the purpose of raising sums due thereunder together with attorney's fee and expenses of sale; NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim F. Spencer, Jr., the undersigned Substituted Trustee, will sell during the legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.) on the 21st day of May, 2010, at the west door of the Warren County Courthouse, Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest and best bidder, the following described land and property located and being situated in the County of Warren, State of Mississippi and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: That certain parcel of land being situated in Section 27, Township 16 North, Range 3 East, Warren County, Mississippi, being described as the Easternmost 0.46 acres of that certain tract conveyed to Robert M. and Billie P. Abraham by instrument dated August 23, 1990 and recorded in Deed Book 900 at Page 383 of the land records of Warren County, Mississippi, and being further described as: Beginning at an iron in the West boundary of the Vicksburg National Military Park lying 75.16 feet and South 17 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West from the Vicksburg National Military Park Monument #291, run thence West along the North line of the above mentioned Abraham tract, 209.00 feet; thence run South 00 degrees 01 minutes 42 seconds West, 103.60 feet to a point in the South line of said Abraham tract; run thence East 177.44 feet to a point in said West park boundary line; thence with said park line run North 17 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East, 108.31 feet to the point of beginning, containing 0.46 acres, or 20,017.58 square feet. Together with all improvements and appurtenances located thereon and together with a perpetual and non-exclusive easement of ingress and egress to and from subject property located at 1909-A Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi to that City of Vicksburg public street shown as Mission 66. Said easement to access that entrance of 1909 Mission 66 and along and across the northern boundary of the property located at 1909 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi. I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this the 22nd day of April, 2010. /s/ Jim F. Spencer, Jr. Jim F. Spencer, Jr., Substituted Trustee Jim F. Spencer, Jr. (MSB # 7736) Watkins and Eager PLLC Post Office Box 650 Jackson, Mississippi 39205 (601) 965-1900 Publish: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19 (4t)

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SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S NOTICE OF SALE WHEREAS, on June 9, 2000, Catina White executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, National Association, which deed of trust is of record in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1213 at Page 453; and WHEREAS, Union Planters Bank, N.A., being one and the same as Union Planters Bank, National Association, has heretofore substituted J. Gary Massey as Trustee by instrument dated July 30, 2001 and recorded in the aforesaid Chancery Clerk's Office in Book 1242 at Page 263; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the terms and conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt secured thereby having been declared to be due and payable in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, N.A., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having requested the undersigned Substituted Trustee to execute the trust and sell said land and property in accordance with the terms of said deed of trust and for the purpose of raising the sums due thereunder, together with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Gary Massey, Substituted Trustee in said deed of trust, will on May 19, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell within legal hours (being between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the West Door of the County Courthouse of Warren County, located at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to the highest and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: Parts of Lots Thirty-nine (39) and Forty (40) of A. B. Lee's Subdivision of Lot Seven (7) of Ann R. Ferguson's Subdivision of Lot Eight (8) of S. Barfield Subdivision, a plat of which is recorded in Book 69, at Page 71 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, described as beginning at an iron stake on the East right-of-way line of old U. S. Highway 61, which point of beginning is the Northwest corner of the lot conveyed to Louis T. and Bernice Smith by Clyde M. Boone dated May 20, 1948 and recorded in Book 269, at


and best bidder for cash the following described property situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: PartsVicksburg of Lots Thirty-nine The Post(39) and Forty (40) of A. B. Lee's Subdivision of Lot Seven (7) of Ann R. Ferguson's Subdivision of Lot Eight (8) of S. Barfield Subdivision, a plat of which is recorded in Book 69, at Page 71 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, described as beginning at an iron stake on the East right-of-way line of old U. S. Highway 61, which point of beginning is the Northwest corner of the lot conveyed to Louis T. and Bernice Smith by Clyde M. Boone dated May 20, 1948 and recorded in Book 269, at Page 462 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and running thence South 50 degrees 00 minutes East along the North line of said Smith tract to an iron stake which is 213 feet from the point of beginning; thence North 15 degrees 20 minutes West, 220 feet to an iron stake on the South rightof-way line of Standard Hill Road; thence in a westerly direction along said right-ofway line of said road 28 feet to an iron stake on the East right-of-way line of old U. S. Highway 61; thence South 40 degrees 40 minutes West along said East right-of-way line of old U. S. Highway 61, 130 feet to an iron stake which is the point of beginning, and being the same land as described in deed from C. B. Boone to Clyde M. Boone dated August 12, 1952 and recorded in Book 296, at Page 469 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi. I WILL CONVEY only such title as vested in me as Substituted Trustee. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE on this 22nd day of April, 2010. J. Gary Massey SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. 1910 Lakeland Drive Suite B Jackson, MS 39216 (601)981-9299 74 Spouts Spring Road Vicksburg, MS 39180 08-100276DT Publish: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12(3t)

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WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers 1207 Washington St. • 601-636-6413 MDS, a well established dry bulk carrier is seeking Qualified Class “Aâ€? CDL Drivers based in Vicksburg MS. Drivers are Home Daily. Requirements: • Minimum 2 yrs. tractor/trailer experience within the last 5 yrs. • Certified driving school counts as 1 yr. • At least 23 yrs. of age • Tanker endorsement not required Competitive wages, Medical, Dental, RX, 401k Safety and Longevity Bonuses quarterly Call Dawn @ 1-800-872-2855 EOE M/F D/V

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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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RESUMES ARE BEING accepted for a Full-Time Kindergarten/ Daycare Director. MS Health Dept. qualifications. Send resume to P.O. Box 820772, Vicksburg, MS 39182. Deadline to apply is May 3rd, 2010.

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15. Auction

15. Auction

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

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YARD CART FOR sale. $35. Can be road-ready. Two wheels, wooden sides, 43x56 inches. Call Jean, 601-638-0576.

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14 FOOT JON boat. 8 horse power Evinrude and Trailer. $600 Firm. 601-5297148. 1986 MONARCH. 21 foot fiberglass boat with 150 horse power Johnson, Minn Kota trolling motor. Good rig, ready to fish! $6000. 601-629-7808. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

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26. For Rent Or Lease OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. 114 Monument Place. $700 monthly plus electricity. Gas and water paid. Call Joey at 601-5296312.

27. Rooms For Rent $75 WEEKLY. $270 monthly. $75 deposit. With private bath, $350 monthly. Furnished, central air, phone, and cable. 601-272-4564.

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

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The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 00 CADILLAC CATERA V1326AR................24 Months @ 280 per month ......$955*down 02 CHEVY IMPALA LS V1567R ............6 Months @ 260 per month ........$970*down 00 CHEVY IMPALA LS V1742RR ..........17 Months @ 270 per month ......$985*down 00 CADILLAC DEVILLE V1866R ..............24 Months @ 320 per month ..$1045*down 04 CHEVY CAVALIER LS V1982..............24 Months @ 320 per month ....$1150*down 02 NISSAN SENTRA GXE V1915 ..........23 Months @ 310 per month ....$1175*down 00 BUICK CENTURT LIMITED V1976 ....24 Months @ 270 per month ....$1195*down 06 CHEVY COLBALT LS V1973 ..............24 Months @ 340 per month ....$1195*down 95 TOYOTA AVALON XLS V1984 ..........24 Months @ 300 per month ....$1210*down 04 CHEVY MALIBU LS V1986 ................23 Months @ 340 per month ..$1300*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 99 MERCURY MOUNTAINEER V1852R ....13 Months @ 260 per month ......$935*down 01 FORD RANGER XLT EXT CAB V1892 ....24 Months @ 310 per month ......$970*down 00 DODGE DURANGO 4X4 V1981 ..........24 Months @ 330 per month ..$1330*down 02 FORD EXPEDITION XLT V1998 ......24 Months @ 380 per month ..$1600*down 03 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER LT RV1995 ..24Months @ 380 per month ....$1810*down $

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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.

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34. Houses For Sale

NEED BUYERS: I have access to homes in all prices & sizes to show you, as well as land & commercial property. Central Drive: Nice home w/hardwood floors, freshly painted inside & out, fenced backyard, workshop & 16x16 covered back porch. Call John Arnold, Vicksburg Realty, LLC.

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

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28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT, 1415 Washington Street, downtown. $800 monthly, deposit required. 601-638-5943 or 662-8734236, 662-873-2878.

JOHN ARNOLD

34. Houses For Sale 3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. Great county location. $128,000. 601-618-4641, after 5pm.

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Classified...Where Buyers And Sellers Meet. 40. Cars & Trucks

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

FIRE DAMAGED DOUBLE WIDE. 535 HALL Road, Highway 61 South. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. $7,000 or best offer. 303587-0687 or 601-218-6492.

www.vicksburgrealtyllc.com Available: homes and land in all price ranges.

34. Houses For Sale

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

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

3 BEDROOMS, 2 baths. 61 South area, deposit required. 601-619-9789.

601-529-7376

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1911 Mission 66

88,000

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ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630 33. Commercial Property

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

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

• Cable Furnished! • High Speed Internet Access Available! 601-636-0503 2160 S. Frontage Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

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Really nice 3 bedroom home with dining room, nice kitchen, big porch that has been enclosed & freshly painted and wired shop with shed. Located off Porters Chapel Road across from Waterways Experiment Station.

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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

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34. Houses For Sale

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.

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

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

36. Farms & Acreage

37. Recreational Vehicles

WANTING TO LEASE 100-300 acres of land for family, hunting only. Prefer Claiborne, Warren or Hinds counties. Call 985-212-9119 or ken_smith53@charter.net

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

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

Many more tracts available! Investors Realty Group, Inc.

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40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

2001 FORD F-150 Lariat. 4X4, White, 6 CD/ tape player, new mud tires, all power, low mileage, excellent condition. Price negotiable. 601-636-6345.

2001 VOLVO S80 2.9. Sale by Owner. New Tires, Leather and Sunroof. $6400. Call 601-831-6788.

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2005 CHEVROLET MALIBU Classic. Automatic, air, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, C.D. Good vehicle. Call Bobby, 601-218-9654, days, 601636-0658 nights. Dealer.

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COME CHECK US OUT TODAY YOU’LL WANT TO MAKE YOUR HOME HERE

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

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

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now it’s practically automatic, since we’ve put our listings online.

The Classifieds, something new everyday. To place your ad in the classified marketplace, give us a call at 601-636-SELL or go online and visit us at www.vicksburgpost.com

✰ 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.

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

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BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance with no credit check! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

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

Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

601-638-1102 * 601-415-3333

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

McMillin Real Estate

2005 HONDA ACCORD EXL. Excellent condition, 24,477 miles. $13,500. Call 601-618-1860.

We are a Certified Toyota dealer authorized to do ALL Toyota recalls.

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com 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 Jill Waring Upchurch....601-906-5012 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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.

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

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601-636-6490

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SPORTS we dn e sdAY, April 28, 2010 • SE C TI O N D

Steve Wilson, sports editor | E-mail: sports@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 142

PCA goes for Calvary sweep By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

nBA playoffs 7 p.m. TNT - Game 5, Milwaukee at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. TNT - Game 5, Utah at Denver Lakers roll, Cavaliers polish off Bulls/D3

SCHEDULE

PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Calvary Thursday, 4 p.m. St. Al at Edinburg Friday, 6 p.m.

PREP SOFTBALL Vicksburg hosts Southaven Friday, 4 p.m. WC at DeSoto Central Friday, 5 p.m. St. Al hosts Sebastopol Friday, 6 p.m.

ON TV

7 p.m. TNT - In a pair of Game 5s, the surprising Milwaukee Bucks try to take command of their series, tied 2-2 against the Atlanta Hawks, while the Utah Jazz face the Denver Nuggets.

WHO’S HOT

JERIOUS NORWOOD

Former Mississippi State running back signed a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday. Story/D2

Even as his team was unraveling around him Monday, Calvary Christian coach Jerry Dean knew he had an ace in the hole. Or to be more precise, in center field. Porters Chapel hammered error-prone Calvary 13-5 in Game 1 of their secondround MAIS Class A playoff series Monday. Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3, are Thursday at PCA. Despite the lopsided loss, Dean will have his top two pitchers available for the potential doubleheader, giving the Cougars an advantage — if they can get to a Game 3. “You never want to start a series in a hole, but he does have his best chance to win the series this way,” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “I’m glad to get a Game 1 win. I’d rather have that.” Bourne will go with Matthew Warren in Game 2, while Dean will have ace Matt Seward — who played center field on Monday — and No. 2 pitcher Kyle Koch at the ready. Seward kept PCA in check in two regular-season games. He held them to one run through three innings before errors led to a 13-3 PCA victory on March 30, then allowed six hits in a 13-4 Calvary victory on April 12. Neither Seward nor Koch were available for Game 1 of the playoff series because they pitched in the first-round clincher against Alpha Christian three days earlier. “The other two both pitched Friday night. (Seward) started and (Koch) finished. I didn’t think he had seven innings in him,” Dean said. Although it won Game 1, PCA’s pitching got stretched thin. Ace Montana McDaniel

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KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg PosT

Porters Chapel Academy’s Matthew Warren reaches for the ball as Simpson Academy’s Brandon Johnston (4) slides into third earlier this season.

prep BAseBAll threw the first four innings before giving way to Reed Gordon, who faced three batters and gave up a run that made the score 11-1. Trying to end the game by the mercy rule, Bourne brought McDaniel back to the mound. McDaniel, though, hit two of the four batters he faced and walked another to force in two runs. John Michael Harris replaced McDaniel and

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pitched the last 22⁄3 innings. McDaniel threw a total of 90 pitches, which will likely limit him if the series goes to a third game. “I feel like I can close. Maybe two innings,” McDaniel said. Dean was happy his team rallied, not only to give it a lift after a game in which it committed nine errors, but also to wear down the Eagles’ pitching staff. “It made them bring Montana back to the mound and we got some good looks at

the lefty. For a loss, it’s a good outlook for Thursday,” Dean said. Luckily, the Eagles have Warren rested and ready to go. The junior right-hander is 7-0 this season and closed out the first-round series with Heidelberg by throwing a two-hitter. “I’m not concerned at all about our pitching depth. We’ve got plenty of pitching,” Bourne said.

When Warren Central girls basketball coach Jackie Martin-Glass evaluated her options after being offered the Callaway High School job, one thing stood out Jackie to her. Martin-Glass She still had unfinished business in her hometown. The first-year coach this week spurned an offer from Callaway and decided to stay at Warren Central. “At Warren Central, I’ve got history and tradition,” Martin-Glass said. “I know that my work wasn’t done here. I would have been chasing something while leaving something unfulfilled here. I love Warren Central.” In one year, the firstyear coach led the Lady Vikes back to the Class 6A playoffs despite losing the top two scorers, Sha’Kayla Caples and Karnina Bunch, from last year’s squad. Her late hiring meant she didn’t have a summer to play in any tournaments, work with her team, learn their strengths and weaknesses See WC, Page D3.

Cardinals rally past Braves By The Associated Press

Biscuits take series over M-Braves

La. Pick 3: 2-4-9 La. Pick 4: 2-6-6-4 Weekly results: D2

Warren Central coach spurns Callaway By Steve Wilson

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Montgomery Biscuits took the fourth game of a five-game set, beating the Mississippi Braves 4-0 on Tuesday. Scott Diamond and David Newmann combined to shut down the Biscuits (109) for the first four innings, but the Biscuits would finally break through in the fifth. Chris Nowak walked to lead off the inning and the next two batters ripped doubles off Diamond. Greg Sexton’s double drove in two runs and the Biscuits led 2-0 after five innings. Montgomery added another run in the seventh thanks to a two-out error from Luis Bolivar. The next batter was John Metulia, who tripled in Craig Albernaz to stake Montgomery with a 3-0 lead. Diamond (0-2) gave up five of the M-Braves’ eight walks and took the loss for the M-Braves (10-9).

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The aSSociaTed preSS

Houston Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt helps clear wreckage from his parents, Jean and Billy Oswalts’ home in the Mill Springs community outside of Weir Sunday.

Oswalt returns to Astros after tornado cleanup By The Associated Press HOUSTON — Astros ace Roy Oswalt rejoined the team on Tuesday after spending several days with his parents in Mississippi helping them recover from tornado damage. He plans to make his next start as scheduled on Thursday against Cincinnati. He doesn’t think it will be difficult to focus on his job in the aftermath of the disaster. “No, it won’t,” he said. “I treat it like two different worlds anyway. When I go

home that’s one world and when I’m here it’s another. So I’m back here now.” Houston manager Brad Mills spoke with Oswalt upon his return and wasn’t worried about his mindset for Thursday’s game. “I’m glad that he was able to go back and help,” Mills said. “Of course our thoughts and prayers are with his mom and dad and getting rebuilt.” Oswalt’s childhood home was destroyed by the tornado Saturday near Weir, See Oswalt, Page D3.

ST. LOUIS — Chris Carpenter had reason to celebrate after another big hit by Yadier Molina. Carpenter won on his 35th birthday and Molina had the go-ahead hit for the second straight game in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-4 victory over the struggling Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. “I can’t really tell you what it is because I don’t know,” Molina said. “I just come through in those situations because I have confidence in myself. “I think, if it’s there I’m going to make a good swing.” Atlanta has totaled 13 runs during a seven-game losing streak, the franchise’s worst since a 10-game skid in June 2006. The Braves coughed up an early lead for the second straight game, 2-0 after three innings Tuesday and 3-0 after five on Monday. “We played two solid games,” third baseman Chipper Jones said. “Swung the bats fairly well, played good defense, pitched well. It’s a pitch or a play or an at-bat here or there.” Derek Lowe (3-2) retired the first 10 batters before Ryan Ludwick homered and was chased in a four-run sixth that put St. Louis ahead 5-2, falling to 1-7 with a 6.85 ERA against the Cardinals and 0-4 in four starts at new Busch Stadium. “I didn’t really know it,

The aSSociaTed preSS

Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox removes starting pitcher Derek Lowe after he surrendered six runs and the lead in the sixth inning Tuesday.

mlB thank God, going in,” Lowe said. “It’s a great place to pitch, what I would consider almost pitcher-friendly. At least I don’t have to pitch here again unless I see them in the playoffs.” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa batted the pitcher eighth for the first time since last July before the trade for Matt Holliday. He needed four pitchers to get out of the seventh inning as the Braves scored twice to cut the gap to 5-4 before Jason Heyward took a called third strike

from Trever Miller with the bases loaded. Carpenter (3-0) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, beating the Braves for the first time since 2006 and raising his career mark against them to 3-2. Melky Cabrera and Lowe had runscoring singles in the second, the latter Lowe’s 16th career RBI, but the Braves’ only other hit against Carpenter was an infield hit by Brian McCann to start the sixth. Carpenter struck out both at-bats in the No. 8 slot ahead See Braves, Page D3.


D2

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BOWLING 7 p.m. ESPN2 - Women’s, USBC Queens, at El Paso, Texas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - Minnesota at Detroit NBA PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. TNT - Game 5, Milwaukee at Atlanta 9:30 p.m. TNT - Game 5, Utah at Denver NHL PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. Versus - Montreal at Washington

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from staff & AP reports

NFL Falcons re-sign Norwood, Koenen FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — The Atlanta Falcons re-signed running back Jerious Norwood and punter Michael Koenen, who were restricted free agents. Norwood, a third-round pick in 2006 from Mississippi State, had only 76 carries for 252 yards and no touchdowns in 2009. He had head and hip injuries and was inactive for six games. In four seasons, Norwood has 1,987 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. He ranks third in team history with 2,987 yards on kickoff returns. Koenen averaged 42.6 yards on 61 punts last season, his sixth with the team. He also was the team’s kickoff specialist.

USM’s Banks, Burkhart sign free-agent deals Southern Miss tight end Leroy Banks and offensive lineman Kyle Burkhart have signed free agent contracts with NFL teams. Banks, a two-year letterwinner for the Golden Eagles at tight end, has signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons, while Burkhart, also a twoyear letterwinner, signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Banks caught 29 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns during his senior campaign. After starting at left tackle his first season with the Golden Eagles as a junior during coach Larry Fedora’s first season, Burkhart moved to right tackle last year and started all 13 games.

Cardinals sign Alan Faneca The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms with free-agent left guard Alan Faneca on a one-year contract, three days after he was cut by the New York Jets. Faneca, who played the past two seasons for the Jets, rejoins Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive line coach Russ Grimm, both former Steelers assistants. Grimm was the nine-time Pro Bowl selection’s position coach from 200106 in Pittsburgh.

BASEBALL Bob Uecker undergoes serious heart surgery MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer Bob Uecker is scheduled to undergo heart surgery on Friday and is expected to need two to three months to recover. Uecker, a Hall of Fame announcer, won a World Series ring with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964 and played in Philadelphia and Atlanta before retiring in 1967. He starred in commercials and the television sitcom “Mr. Belvedere.” He is in his 40th season calling Brewers games.

flashback

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 28 1966 — Boston edges the Los Angeles Lakers 95-93 in Game 7, giving the Celtics and coach Red Auerbach eight straight NBA titles. Auerbach, who announced his retirement earlier, is replaced by center Bill Russell, the first black head coach of a major U.S. sports team. 1987 — The NBA awards expansion franchises to Charlotte, N.C. and Miami for 1988, and Minneapolis and Orlando, Fla., in 1989. Each paid a $32.5 million entry fee. 1995 — Michael Jordan, in his first playoff game since his return from retirement, scored 48 points as the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-100. 2007 — JaMarcus Russell, the bigplay quarterback from LSU, is the first pick by the Oakland Raiders in the NFL draft.

The Vicksburg Post

SCOREBOARD Major League baseball American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................15 New York.......................12 Boston...........................10 Toronto..........................10 Baltimore.......................4

L 5 7 11 11 16

Pct .750 .632 .476 .476 .200

GB — 2 1/2 5 1/2 5 1/2 11

Pct .700 .524 .450 .400 .400

GB — 3 1/2 5 6 6

Central Division ......................................W Minnesota......................14 Detroit............................11 Cleveland.......................9 Chicago.........................8 Kansas City...................8

L 6 10 11 12 12

West Division

W L Pct GB Oakland.........................12 9 .571 — Los Angeles..................11 11 .500 1 1/2 Seattle...........................10 11 .476 2 Texas.............................9 11 .450 2 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Minnesota 2, Detroit 0 Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Boston 2, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 8, Oakland 6 Texas 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Seattle 3, Kansas City 2 Cleveland 9, L.A. Angels 2 Today’s Games Seattle (Rowland-Smith 0-1) at Kansas City (Meche 0-2), 2:10 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. Thursday’s Games Minnesota (Pavano 3-1) at Detroit (Willis 0-1), 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 0-2) at Texas (Feldman 1-2), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 2-0) at Baltimore (Matusz 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Oakland (Duchscherer 2-0) at Toronto (R.Romero 1-1), 6:07 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Garza 3-1), 6:10 p.m. ———

National League East Division

W New York.......................12 Philadelphia...................11 Florida............................11 Washington....................11 Atlanta...........................8

L 9 9 10 10 12

Central Division

W St. Louis........................13 Chicago.........................10 Cincinnati.......................9 Milwaukee......................9 Houston.........................8 Pittsburgh......................8

L 7 11 11 11 11 12

Pct .571 .550 .524 .524 .400

GB — 1/2 1 1 3 1/2

Pct .650 .476 .450 .450 .421 .400

GB — 3 1/2 4 4 4 1/2 5

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................12 8 .600 — San Francisco...............12 8 .600 — Colorado........................11 10 .524 1 1/2 Arizona..........................9 11 .450 3 Los Angeles..................8 12 .400 4 ——— Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets 4, L.A. Dodgers 0, 1st game N.Y. Mets 10, L.A. Dodgers 5, 2nd game San Diego 4, Florida 1 Cincinnati 6, Houston 2 Washington 3, Chicago Cubs 1 Pittsburgh 7, Milwaukee 3 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 4 Colorado 12, Arizona 1 San Francisco 6, Philadelphia 2 Today’s Games San Diego (Correia 3-1) at Florida (N.Robertson 2-1), 11:10 a.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ely 0-0) at N.Y. Mets (Maine 0-1), 12:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-2) at Milwaukee (Narveson 1-0), 12:10 p.m. Washington (Atilano 1-0) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-0), 1:20 p.m. Arizona (Benson 1-1) at Colorado (G.Smith 1-2), 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 2-2) at San Francisco (Lincecum 4-0), 2:45 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. Thursday’s Games Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-2) at St. Louis (Wainwright 3-1), 12:40 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Lilly 1-0), 1:20 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-2) at Houston (Oswalt 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (D.Davis 0-2) at San Diego (LeBlanc 1-0), 9:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Undecided) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-0), 9:10 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS AMERICAN LEAGUE

G AB R Cano NYY....................... 19 72 17 Guerrero Tex................... 19 74 10 Podsednik KC................. 18 70 7 FGutierrez Sea................ 21 79 9 MiCabrera Det................. 21 84 14 Mauer Min....................... 19 73 12 Morneau Min................... 20 71 17 YBetancourt KC.............. 20 76 10 VWells Tor....................... 21 81 18 Butler KC......................... 20 81 10

H 28 28 26 29 30 26 25 26 27 27

Pct. .389 .378 .371 .367 .357 .356 .352 .342 .333 .333

BATTING—Cano, New York, .389; Guerrero, Texas, .378; Podsednik, Kansas City, .371; FGutierrez, Seattle, .367; MiCabrera, Detroit, .357; Mauer, Minnesota, .356; Morneau, Minnesota, .352. RUNS—VWells, Toronto, 18; Cano, New York, 17; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 17; Morneau, Minnesota, 17; Youkilis, Boston, 16; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 15; Damon, Detroit, 15; Ordonez, Detroit, 15; CPena, Tampa Bay, 15; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 15. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 24; CPena, Tampa Bay, 19; JGuillen, Kansas City, 18; NCruz, Texas, 17; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 17; Bautista, Toronto, 16; KMorales, Los Angeles, 16. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 30; FGutierrez, Seattle, 29; Cano, New York, 28; Guerrero, Texas, 28; Butler, Kansas City, 27; JGuillen, Kansas City, 27; AJackson, Detroit, 27; Pedroia, Boston, 27; ISuzuki, Seattle, 27; VWells, Toronto, 27. DOUBLES—MiCabrera, Detroit, 10; VWells, Toronto, 10; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 9; Hunter, Los Angeles, 9; Inge, Detroit, 9; Damon, Detroit, 8; Markakis, Baltimore, 8; Pedroia, Boston, 8. TRIPLES—DeJesus, Kansas City, 2; Granderson, New York, 2; FGutierrez, Seattle, 2; AJackson, Detroit, 2; AdJones, Baltimore, 2; Maier, Kansas City, 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. STOLEN BASES—Gardner, New York, 9; Pierre, Chicago, 9; RDavis, Oakland, 8; Podsednik, Kansas City, 8; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Rios, Chi-

cago, 6; ISuzuki, Seattle, 6. PITCHING —Braden, Oakland, 3-0; CLewis, Texas, 3-0; Pettitte, New York, 3-0; Coke, Detroit, 3-0; Liriano, Minnesota, 3-0; Janssen, Toronto, 3-0; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 3-0. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 34; FHernandez, Seattle, 31; Millwood, Baltimore, 28; CLewis, Texas, 28; Marcum, Toronto, 28; Matusz, Baltimore, 27; Greinke, Kansas City, 27; Liriano, Minnesota, 27. SAVES—Rauch, Minnesota, 7; Aardsma, Seattle, 7; Valverde, Detroit, 6; Papelbon, Boston, 6; MRivera, New York, 6; Soria, Kansas City, 5; Gregg, Toronto, 5; Rodney, Los Angeles, 5; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

G AB R Sandoval SF.................... 20 78 11 Prado Atl......................... 20 79 11 Ethier LAD....................... 18 65 10 Braun Mil......................... 20 80 17 Bourn Hou....................... 18 61 12 Headley SD..................... 20 79 15 CGonzalez Col................ 17 73 12 Byrd ChC......................... 20 80 12 Fukudome ChC............... 21 54 9 Theriot ChC..................... 20 88 13

H 29 29 23 28 21 27 25 27 18 29

Pct. .372 .367 .354 .350 .344 .342 .342 .338 .333 .330

BATTING—Sandoval, San Francisco, .372; Prado, Atlanta, .367; Ethier, Los Angeles, .354; Braun, Milwaukee, .350; Bourn, Houston, .344; Headley, San Diego, .342; CGonzalez, Colorado, .342. RUNS—Kemp, Los Angeles, 20; Utley, Philadelphia, 18; Braun, Milwaukee, 17; Uggla, Florida, 17; Weeks, Milwaukee, 17; Furcal, Los Angeles, 16; Maybin, Florida, 16; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 16. RBI—Braun, Milwaukee, 20; Cantu, Florida, 20; Kemp, Los Angeles, 20; Reynolds, Arizona, 20; McGehee, Milwaukee, 18; Pujols, St. Louis, 18; Ethier, Los Angeles, 17. HITS—Prado, Atlanta, 29; Sandoval, San Francisco, 29; Theriot, Chicago, 29; Braun, Milwaukee, 28; Byrd, Chicago, 27; Headley, San Diego, 27; Loney, Los Angeles, 27; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 27. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 10; Byrd, Chicago, 8; Cantu, Florida, 8; KJohnson, Arizona, 8; Prado, Atlanta, 8; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 8; 5 tied at 7. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 5; Bay, New York, 3; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; 10 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, 9; Furcal, Los Angeles, 8; DWright, New York, 7; Braun, Milwaukee, 6; Gomez, Milwaukee, 6; Headley, San Diego, 6; Morgan, Washington, 6. PITCHING —Jimenez, Colorado, 5-0; Pelfrey, New York, 4-0; Lincecum, San Francisco, 4-0; Halladay, Philadelphia, 4-1; Penny, St. Louis, 3-0; Clippard, Washington, 3-0; Zito, San Francisco, 3-0. STRIKEOUTS—Haren, Arizona, 38; JoJohnson, Florida, 34; JSanchez, San Francisco, 33; Halladay, Philadelphia, 33; Lincecum, San Francisco, 32; Carpenter, St. Louis, 31; Jimenez, Colorado, 31. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 9; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; Cordero, Cincinnati, 7; Lindstrom, Houston, 6; Bell, San Diego, 5; Qualls, Arizona, 5.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........15 Huntsville (Brewers)......11 Chattanooga (Dodgers).9 West Tenn (Mariners)...9 Carolina (Reds).............6

L 4 8 10 10 13

Pct. .789 .579 .474 .474 .316

South Division

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....12 6 .667 Mississippi (Braves)...10 9 .526 Montgomery (Rays).......10 9 .526 Mobile (Diamondbacks).8 11 .421 Bham (White Sox).........4 14 .222 ——— Tuesday’s Games Montgomery 4, Mississippi 0 Birmingham 5, Tennessee 4 Chattanooga 12, Huntsville 3 Jacksonville 12, Carolina 6 West Tenn 4, Mobile 3 Today’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. Thursday’s Games Mississippi at Jacksonville, 6:05 p.m. Huntsville at Birmingham, 7:05 p.m. Carolina at Mobile, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at West Tenn, 7:05 p.m. Tennessee at Chattanooga, 6:15 p.m.

GB — 4 6 6 9

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Belhaven 8, Bethel 0 Alabama 7, Miss. Valley St. 4 Ole Miss 11, Murray State 10 Today’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.

GB — 2 1/2 2 1/2 4 1/2 8

Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............32-8..............................14-4 Florida............................28-11............................12-6 Vanderbilt......................32-11..............................9-9 Kentucky........................23-17............................6-12 Tennessee.....................22-20............................6-12 Georgia..........................12-29............................3-15

West

Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................33-8..............................13-5 Ole Miss.......................29-13............................11-7 LSU................................32-10.............................11-7 Auburn...........................28-14............................10-8 Alabama........................26-15............................8-10 Mississippi St..............20-20............................5-13 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Auburn 11, Samford 4 Tennessee 13, Belmont 5 Alabama 7, Miss. Valley St. 4 Georgia Tech 6, Georgia 4 UNO 7, LSU 4 Ole Miss 11, Murray State 10 Today’s Games Kentucky at Louisville, 5 p.m. Western Carolina at Georgia, 5:35 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Ole Miss, 6:30 p.m. Mississippi Valley St. at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Missouri St. at Arkansas, 6:35 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................26-16............................11-4

Chicago 3, Nashville 0 Ottawa 4, Pittsburgh 3, 3OT San Jose 5, Colorado 0 April 23 Montreal 2, Washington 1 Buffalo 4, Boston 1 Vancouver 7, Los Angeles 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 1 Saturday, April 24 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 April 25 Phoenix 5, Detroit, 2 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 Tuesday’s Games Detroit 6, Phoenix 1, Detroit wins series 4-3 Today’s Games Montreal at Washington, 6 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through April 25 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.

NBA NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND

Sprint Cup Points

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

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Cleveland 4, Chicago 1 April 25: Cleveland 121, Chicago 98 Tuesday’s Game: Cleveland 96, Chicago 94 Orlando 4, Charlotte 0 April 18: Orlando 98, Charlotte 89 April 21: Orlando 92, Charlotte 77 April 24: Orlando 90, Charlotte 86 Monday’s Game: Orlando 99, Charlotte 90 Atlanta 2, Milwaukee 2 Monday’s Game: Milwaukee 111, Atlanta 104 Wednesday’s Game: Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Friday’s Game: Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. x-Sunday’s Game: Milwaukee at Atlanta, Noon Boston 4, Miami 1 April 25: Miami 101, Boston 92 Tuesday’s Game: Boston 96, Miami 86

WESTERN CONFERENCE

L.A. Lakers 3, Oklahoma City 2 April 24: Oklahoma City 110, L.A. Lakers 89 Tuesday’s Game: L.A. Lakers 111, Oklahoma City 87 Friday’s Game: L.A. Lakers at Oklahoma City, 8:30 p.m. x-Sunday’s Game: Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. San Antonio 3, Dallas 2

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

Nationwide Schedule Through April 25 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.

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April 25: San Antonio 92, Dallas 89 Tuesday’s Game: Dallas 103, San Antonio 81 Thursday’s Game: Dallas at San Antonio, 7 p.m. x-Saturday’s Game: San Antonio at Dallas, TBA Phoenix 3, Portland 2 April 24: Portland 96, Phoenix 87 Monday’s Game: Phoenix 107, Portland 88 Thursday’s Game: Phoenix at Portland, 9:30 p.m. x-Saturday’s Game: Portland at Phoenix, TBA Utah 3, Denver 1 April 25: Utah 117, Denver 106 Today’s Game: Utah at Denver, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday’s Game: Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. x-Sunday’s Game: Utah at Denver, 2:30 or 6 p.m.

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

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Marshall.........................20-21..............................9-6 Memphis........................19-21..............................8-7 Tulane............................25-16..............................6-6 East Carolina.................25-17..............................6-6 Southern Miss.............21-17..............................5-7 UAB...............................21-17..............................5-7 Central Florida...............26-17..............................6-9 Houston.........................16-23..............................4-8 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Morehead State 3, Marshall 2 East Carolina 9, UNC Wilmington 7 Tulane 2, Louisiana-Lafayette 1 Sam Houston State 5, Houston 3 UAB 7, Jacksonville State 5 Today’s Games Marshall at Ohio St., 5:35 p.m. Jacksonville St. at UAB, 6:30 p.m. Lamar at Houston, 6:30 p.m. South Alabama at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m.

Scoring

G Anthony, DEN.................. 4 Wade, MIA....................... 5 James, CLE...................... 5 Rose, CHI......................... 5 Williams, UTA................... 4 Johnson, ATL................... 4 Nowitzki, DAL................... 5 Durant, OKC..................... 5 Nelson, ORL..................... 4 Richardson, PHX.............. 5 Boozer, UTA..................... 4 Bryant, LAL...................... 5 Westbrook, OKC.............. 5 Salmons, MIL................... 4 Stoudemire, PHX............. 5

FG 51 62 55 57 29 42 45 38 30 39 38 37 36 31 37

FG Percentage

FG Hilario, DEN................................ 17 Millsap, UTA................................ 27 Thomas, CHA.............................. 15 Bynum, LAL................................. 28 Garnett, BOS............................... 26 James, CLE................................. 55 Wade, MIA.................................. 62 Gasol, LAL.................................. 37 Horford, ATL................................ 24 Mbah a Moute, MIL.................... 16

FT 30 27 36 18 41 15 35 40 23 18 12 26 26 18 27

PTS AVG 138 34.5 166 33.2 159 31.8 134 26.8 107 26.8 103 25.8 127 25.4 124 24.8 95 23.8 113 22.6 88 22.0 109 21.8 102 20.4 81 20.3 101 20.2

FGA 27 43 24 48 45 97 110 66 43 29

PCT .630 .628 .625 .583 .578 .567 .564 .561 .558 .552

Rebounds

G OFF DEF TOT AVG Noah, CHI........................ 5 20 45 65 13.0 Jos. Smith, ATL............... 4 18 27 45 11.3 Camby, POR.................... 5 16 40 56 11.2 Boozer, UTA..................... 4 11 33 44 11.0 Gasol, LAL....................... 5 15 40 55 11.0 Bynum, LAL...................... 5 15 35 50 10.0 Millsap, UTA..................... 4 12 27 39 9.8 Duncan, SAN................... 5 12 35 47 9.4 Martin, DEN...................... 4 10 27 37 9.3 Howard, ORL................... 4 13 24 37 9.3

Assists

G Williams, UTA............................... 4 Nash, PHX................................... 5 Rondo, BOS................................. 5 James, CLE.................................. 5 Rose, CHI..................................... 5 Kidd, DAL..................................... 5 Wade, MIA................................... 5 Billups, DEN................................. 4

AST 48 53 51 41 36 36 34 26

AVG 12.0 10.6 10.2 8.2 7.2 7.2 6.8 6.5

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(Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) April 22 Philadelphia 3, New Jersey 0, Philadelphia wins series 4-1

Through April 2 April 2 — Nashville 200 (Kyle Busch) May 2 — O’Reilly Auto Parts 250, Kansas City, Kan. May 14 — Dover 200, Dover, Del. May 21 — North Carolina Education Lottery 200, Concord, N.C.

Camping World Truck Points

Through April 2 1. Timothy Peters................................................ 666 2. Aric Almirola.................................................... 584 3. Todd Bodine................................................... 573 4. Kevin Harvick.................................................. 560 5. Matt Crafton.................................................... 538 6. Ron Hornaday Jr............................................ 488 7. Ricky Carmichael............................................ 478 8. Jason White.................................................... 477 9. Tayler Malsam................................................ 469 10. Kyle Busch.................................................... 467 11. Rick Crawford............................................... 457 12. Austin Dillon.................................................. 455 13. Mike Skinner................................................. 450 14. Johnny Sauter............................................... 448 15. David Starr.................................................... 448

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: 2-4-9 La. Pick 4: 2-6-6-4 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


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Cavaliers finish Bulls, Lakers win Yarbrough’s home run By The Associated Press LeBron James just missed a triple-double despite an apparently sore right elbow, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to a playoff date with Boston by beating Chicago 96-94 in Game 5 on Tuesday night in perhaps Vinny Del Negro’s final game as Bulls coach. James, favoring a tender right elbow that appears to hurt worse than he’s letting on, scored 19 points — 16 in the second half — and added 10 rebounds and nine assists as the Cavs finally saddled the stubborn Bulls to win the series 4-1. Unable to lift his right arm, James was forced to shoot a free throw left-handed with 7.8 seconds left. Antawn Jamison scored 25 points for Cleveland, which will face the Celtics, reuniting teams that don’t like each other and who played a testy seven-game series in 2008. Game 1 is Saturday. Derrick Rose scored 31 points and Luol Deng 26 for the Bulls, who had several shots roll in and out in the final minutes.

Lakers 111, Thunder 87 Pau Gasol had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Andrew Bynum added 21 points and Los Angeles vigorously rebounded from back-to-back losses with a victory over Oklahoma City, taking a 3-2 lead in its firstround playoff series. Kobe Bryant had 13 points and seven assists in three quarters of work as the

summer in Miami. Boston advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals thanks to 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds from Rajon Rondo. Paul Pierce scored 21 for the Celtics, who will play Cleveland, which eliminated Chicago later Tuesday in Game 5 of their firstround series. Wade scored 31 points — far short of the franchise postseason-record 46 he scored Sunday in Game 4 in Miami to help the Heat stave off elimination.

Mavericks 103, Spurs 81

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, left, drives around Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant Tuesday.

nba playoffs defending NBA champions coolly shook off the eighthseeded Thunder’s series-tying blowout win in Game 4 with a comprehensive thrashing of the postseason newcomers. Game 6 is Friday night in Oklahoma City, where the topseeded Lakers will attempt to reach the Western Conference semifinals for the third straight year. Kevin Durant scored 17

points and Westbrook had 15 on combined 9-for-27 shooting for Oklahoma City, which never recovered after missing its first 13 shots.

Celtics 96, Heat 86 Ray Allen scored 24 points, making five 3-pointers in the second half, to help Boston eliminate Miami in Game 5. With star Dwyane Wade expected to become a free agent, it was the Heat’s final game before an eventful

Caron Butler scored a career playoff-best 35 points and had 11 rebounds, Brendan Haywood provided a strong inside presence at both ends in his first start of this postseason, and Dallas stayed alive by beating San Antonio in Game 5. The Spurs still lead the series 3-2, giving the veteran club two more chances to get into the second round. Game 6 is Thursday at San Antonio. Only eight teams have ever blown a 3-1 lead. Butler’s performance turned Dirk Nowitzki into a sidekick. He had 15 points and nine rebounds. Jason Terry had 12 points, while Shawn Marion and Jason Kidd each scored 10. Kidd also had seven assists and seven rebounds. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 18 points. Half of them came during an 11-2 run at the end of the second quarter that gave the Spurs hope of pulling off another big third quarter.

Russell’s days as a Raider likely done ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — As JaMarcus Russell struggled through the worst statistical season for an NFL quarterback in more than a decade, Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis preached patience. It appears that even Davis may have finally given up on his young quarterback. With last weekend’s trade for Jason Campbell, the Raiders seem ready to close the door on the exorbitantly expensive and unproductive Russell era in Oakland. The only remaining question looks to be if they cut ties with

nfl the former No. 1 overall pick before this weekend’s mandatory minicamp begins, wait until training camp, drag it JaMarcus out until final Russell roster cuts or even keep Russell on the roster for another season as a backup. But his days as a starter are likely over. After acquiring Campbell over the weekend from Washington for a 2012 fourth-round

draft pick, coach Tom Cable didn’t want to get into what the future held for Russell. Cable said he expected Russell to be at minicamp Friday. “There will be some decisions to be made here in the next month or so, whatever that is,” Cable said. “We’ll just leave it at that until we get through some of those decisions.” The Raiders showed their confidence in Campbell by extending his contract through 2011, giving him a $4.5 million deal that season on top of the $3.14 million he is owed this season.

If the Raiders do cut ties with Russell as expected, it will be an especially difficult decision for Davis. Davis believed Russell was the bigarmed franchise quarterback he had been seeking to lead his team back to the Super Bowl when he took him first overall in 2007. Davis made it clear when he fired Lane Kiffin in 2008 that drafting Russell was his idea, despite Kiffin’s protests. “He is a great player. Get over it and coach this team on the field,” Davis read from a letter he sent Kiffin before the firing.

WC Continued from Page D1. or install her offensive and defensive sets. She was the school’s choice to succeed long-time coach Donny Fuller, who spent 22 years coaching there and she felt the sting of criticism that the school was unable to secure an experienced head coach. But she felt that the job offer by one of the state’s better programs was definite proof that she had silenced the doubters. She was offered the job at

Callaway on April 26 after a successful interview, but she felt that she couldn’t leave the program that gave her the helm as a head coach for the first time. And she feels bolstered confidence-wise by the interest shown by Callaway. “I know that I wasn’t the first choice. I know the circumstances,” Martin-Glass said. “But I feel like we’ve shown that we can win here and we’ve won some respect.

It’s good to be valued like that.” Now she intends to complete the job and get the Lady Vikes back to their perch as one of the state’s premier girls’ basketball powers. The Lady Vikes will have replace their two leading scorers, Ricille Davis and DeShaundra Eatmon, again. But now that Martin-Glass will have a summer to work with her charges, she said

that she feels she will put another winning team on the floor again. “We’ve really got to teach the basics,” Martin-Glass said. “We’re going to try to have a team camp and bring in the guards one day and forwards the next and drill in fundamentals. We’re going to to play some summer games and evaluate what we need to work on.”

From staff reports OXFORD — Alex Yarbrough hit a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to push the Rebels to a third walk-off win in as many games as Ole Miss defeated Murray State 11-10 on Tuesday. It is the second home run of the season for Yarbrough, who hit a game-tying home run in the eighth inning against No. 5 LSU on Sunday to put the Rebels (29-13) in position to claim a series sweep over the Tigers. “That was a crazy baseball game,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “You have to credit Murray State for being down on the road and putting together that kind of inning. I love the way we responded when they tied it up in the eighth. Nobody panicked and everyone stayed focused. “Alex Yarbrough was

college baseball aggressive at the plate and got another big hit to win the game. He is swinging with confidence, and good things happen when players go to the plate with confidence.” Brett Huber (2-0) picked up the win in relief. He worked two innings and gave up one run with three strikeouts. Murray State pushed two runs across the plate in the ninth to tie the game, taking advantage of a fielding error at first on a grounder to third with two outs. Two runs scored on the play, tying the game at 10. Ole Miss couldn’t push anything across the board in the bottom of the ninth, but Brett Huber held the Thoroughbreds off the board in the 10th to give the Rebels a chance.

Braves Continued from Page D1. of Brendan Ryan and is hitless in 10 at-bats this season. La Russa shook up the lineup to stimulate the offense with what he described as a second leadoff man after the first time through the order. “Tony has his reasons and I think everybody in here understands he’s doing things for the best,” Carpenter said. “He’s not doing it just to do it, he has reasons behind it, and you have to respect it.” Molina’s two-run single put the Cardinals ahead 4-2 and knocked out Lowe. Molina’s RBI double broke an eighth-inning tie in a 4-3 victory Monday and he’s 2 for 2 with six RBIs with the bases loaded after going 1 for 15 last year. Blake Hawksworth’s throwing error to the plate on Martin Prado’s tapper

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Vikings eye post-Favre future MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings had eight draft picks this year, and the quarterback they took in the sixth round will be moved to wide receiver. So, however this season unfolds, with Brett Favre in charge or without him, the Vikings have set themselves up for more uncertainty at the sport’s most important position. Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels are still around, but they’re still unproven options. Favre sure proved his worth last season, but if there’s one matter he’s never sure about it’s his status. At some point, he’ll have to retire. For now, though, the Vikings won’t let on if they are worried about finding a permanent solution. Head coach Brad Childress even joked at his news conference after the draft on Saturday night that he saw the car commercial in which Favre accepts a 2020 NFL MVP award trophy and figured the situation would be fine.

nfl “Maybe it was just seeing a lot of tape lately. Might have been dreaming,” Childress said, his face in deadpan mode. “The native thing in this is change. I think I said the other day, ’Whether the guy that is going to be the quarterback here is on our roster or is somebody that we’re going to acquire just remains to be seen here.’ It just keeps changing. I’ll let you guys zero in on that and provide an opinion, but I’m going to stick by my dream.” Ch i l d r e s s a n d Fav r e exchanged a couple of text messages during the draft, but football’s 40-year-old passing king has not declared his intention for the 2010 season. Or 2011. What’s clear, however, is the Vikings weren’t moved enough by his indecision to take a true quarterback over the weekend — even with opportunities to grab a highprofile prospect like Jimmy Clausen or Colt McCoy. They also passed on late-round

sleepers like Jonathan Crompton and Tony Pike. “We develop a quarterback board just like we develop every other position on our board,” vice president for player personnel Rick Spielman said. “If there is a potential guy there that we feel is the right fit for what we want and what Brad wants and the coaches want to fit this offensive scheme, then we would pull the trigger just like we would with any other position.” Most of the football world is confident Favre will come back, but regardless of his plan for this fall a quarterback who came in the draft this spring would have been more of a long-term development project. Clearly, the Vikings weren’t especially excited about this class of quarterbacks, and they refused to reach for one. At other positions, they had more of a luxury — not filling immediate needs, but building for the future and shoring up their special teams units.

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Vicksburg High, WC athletic banquets Vicksburg High’s athletics banquet will be held May 6 at 6 p.m. in the school’s gym. Tickets are $10 each and go on sale April 29 at the VHS office. Warren Central’s athletics banquet will be May 13 at 6 p.m. in its gym. Tickets are $8 and go on sale May 6 at the WC office.

11-year-olds’ team baseball tryouts There will be open baseball tryouts for an 11-yearolds’ tournament team May 2 at 2 p.m. at Culkin Baseball Fields. Players can not turn age 12 before April 30. For information, please call Aaron Jarabica at 601-6296169.

Warren Central basketball tryouts Tryouts for Warren Central’s boys basketball team will be May 5-7 at the WC gym, beginning at 3 p.m. each day. Players must have a completed physical form. For information, call coach Jesse Johnson at 601-6383372.

Mission 66 evaluation day The Mission Park youth baseball league will have a player evaluation day on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. at the league’s fields on Mission 66. Players should bring a baseball glove if they have one, but some equipment will be provided. The evaluation will also serve as a “meet the parents” day, where parents and coaches are encouraged

to attend. For information, call Earnest Galloway at 601-618-4455.

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On Wednesday, the Vicksburg Parks and Recreation Department will host an umpire clinic at City Park Field at 6 p.m. This is a mandatory meeting for all adult slow pitch umpires. For information, call Joe Graves at 601-636-3411.

Tryouts for Warren Central’s cross country team will be May 3-4 at the top soccer field, beginning at 3 p.m. each day. Players must have a completed physical form. For information, call coach Chad McMullin at 601-638-3372.

Vicksburg eighth/ninth grade hoops tryouts Vicksburg Junior High and Vicksburg High will host tryouts for the eighth and ninth grade basketball teams. The eighth grade tryout is scheduled for May 11-13 from 2:30-4 p.m. daily at Vicksburg Junior High. The ninth grade tryout is scheduled for April 28-30 from 3-4 p.m. daily at the Vicksburg High gym. Prospects must have a completed physical, a 2.0 grade point average and good conduct. Eighth-grade players can’t turn age 15 before Aug. 1. Ninth-grade players can’t turn 16 before Aug. 1. For information for the ninthgrade team, call coach Kelvin Carter at 601-636-2914.

MSU alumni golf tournament The Warren County Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association will hold the 20th annual Paul Geer Memorial Bulldog Classic scholarship golf tournament on May 19 at Vicksburg Country Club. The entry fee for the tournament is $80 per player and will include food and beverages on the course during and after the tournament plus a gift bag. Registration and lunch will begin at noon and there will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For information, call Tom Kendall at 601-631-3206.

38th annual St. Jude Bass Classic The 38th annual St. Jude Bass Classic will be put on by the Memphis Bass Club on May 30 at Sardis Reservoir. Entry fee is $275 per two-man team per boat. The tournament is a pick your partner format with prizes awarded to the top 30 teams based on the total weight of the fivefish limit and a field of 300 boats. The first-place team will receive $2,000 with two War Eagle boats and trailers. Check-in will be at Performance Marine in Sardis on May 29 between noon and 4 p.m. For information, call tournament director Mike Boeckmann at 901-359-3796 or e-mail him at boeck253@bellsouth.net, or call Bill Petrie, lake director, at 901-867-9634. All proceeds benefit the St. Jude Hospital.

On-Target junior golf The On-Target junior golf program is scheduled for June 1-4 at the Golf Center at the Outlets at Vicksburg from 9 until 10:30 a.m. for ages 7-10 and 10:30 a.m. until noon for ages 11-17 each day. The $60 fee includes lessons from LPGA Class A pro Kathy Hester, prizes, refreshments and a chance to play at Vicksburg Country Club. Junior tournaments are also scheduled for once a week starting this summer to alternate between Vicksburg Country Club and Clear Creek golf course. For information, call Kathy Hester or Stuart Conway at 601-5299007 or 601-636-8692.

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Jeff Gordon climbs into his car as he prepares to start the Sprint Cup Series Aaron’s 499 race at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday.

Rivalry with Johnson could spark Gordon to old form By Jenna Fryer AP auto racing writer TALLADEGA, Ala. — Jeff Gordon, for at least a decade, was the biggest star in NASCAR. He dominated the sport on the track, steamrolling his way to 47 victories and his first three championships over a four-year span during which he was nearly unbeatable. And he transformed NASCAR away from the track, becoming the first driver to dazzle Madison Avenue and earn mainstream endorsement opportunities that the entire industry ultimately benefited from. The spotlight eventually shifted, though, to teammate Jimmie Johnson. With four consecutive championships and 50 wins over eight years, Johnson is now king of the road. And Gordon, the original “Four-Time,” seems just about over it. “He’s been testing my patience,” Gordon said after Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway, “and it’s about reached its boiling point.” Rarely since Johnson’s 2002 arrival has Gordon been publicly negative toward his one-time protege. They had nothing but praise for each other during their epic

nascar Tale of the tape Gordon Johnson 82 Wins 50 115 Top 5s 122 4 Titles 4

2007 championship battle, and have been careful not to create the appearance of anything but a friendly rivalry. That’s changed over the last two weeks as Gordon has gone through a clear public shift after incidents in consecutive races. He was caught griping over his team radio during last week’s race at Texas, where he was annoyed with how hard Johnson was racing him. “He just wants to be treated different than anybody else,” Gordon told his crew while sarcastically referring to Johnson as “Four-Time” — Gordon’s industry nickname. Then came another incident late in Sunday’s race, when Johnson saw Gordon flying through Talladega traffic and ducked low to get in front of him. Johnson insisted he was trying to get in position to work with his teammate, but misjudged Gordon’s closing rate. “My intentions were on

the up-and-up, I thought we’d hook up and move to the front,” Johnson told The Associated Press. “Certainly, that was my fault. I made the mistake there.” Instead, Johnson’s move forced Gordon to duck off the apron of the track to avoid crashing into his teammate. His momentum lost, he slipped back in traffic and was caught moments later in a multicar wreck. “He decided to change three lanes and keep me from going by him,” Gordon said. “That’s just not cool when you’ve got cars going that much faster than you.” Johnson remains convinced Gordon’s remarks stemmed only from frustration in wrecking, and there is no deeper issue between the two friends. He may be right in that it’s nothing personal, but something obviously has changed in Gordon of late. But why now? After all, Johnson has been consistently outperforming Gordon since 2003. He’s been shut out of Victory Lane for 38 straight races, dating to early last season at Texas. During that span, he’s notched a frustrating seven runner-up finishes. This season alone, he was the late leader in three races but couldn’t close out the wins.

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