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By Pamela Hitchins In 2004, Joyce Borum had been in Baghdad just a short time when she realized she’d found her niche, serving as a civilian member of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers team in a war zone. Borum, an internal review officer, volunteered for a four-month tour and ended up staying in Iraq three years on that mission, she said. She cried when she had to come home. “It was such an opportunity,” said Borum, 46, a Natchez native who lives in Vicksburg. “The work I do is behind the scenes, but it somehow seemed more important there. And it was in a place that everybody just can’t pick up and go. My circumstances allowed me to go, and I felt like I was doing my piece, and the people who stayed behind and did the work in the office, they were doing their piece by keeping things going back home.” A year ago, Borum deployed overseas again as a member of the Corps’ 579th Engineer Detachment that went to Afghanistan for a year. This time she was dry-eyed and smiling as she and the Corps’ 579th were welcomed home Friday by family, Corps officials and guests at a ceremony at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The 579th, known officially as the Forward Engineer Support Team-Main, or FEST-M, was charged with engineering design and construction support for both Afghan facilities and U.S. and NATO troop support, said its commander, Col. Richard W.

7 counties declared disaster areas By The Associated Press ENTERPRISE, Miss. — President Barack Obama issued a federal disaster declaration Friday to help seven Mississippi counties recover from powRescuers erful hobbled by storms that worst twistpounded ers since ‘32 the South this week, killing 34 people in Mississippi and injuring 163, Gov. Haley Barbour said. Friday’s declaration covered Clarke, Greene, Hinds, Jasper, Kemper, Lafayette and Monroe counties. “Although this declaration covers only the seven hardest-hit counties, this is a good start,” Barbour said. “This is the first in what I expect to be a series of aid packages from the federal government to help us recover from the tornadoes and begin the rebuilding process.” Other counties may qualify for federal help after damage assessments that will continue throughout the weekend, he said. Earlier Friday, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said a firefighter who had a heart attack while working on storm recovery in Marshall County brought the state’s death toll to 34 from the storms that clobbered the state Tuesday and Wednesday. Much of the damage was

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People fill the Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department Friday morning to hear Sheriff Martin Pace and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers talk about the impact of the rising Mississippi River.

Eagle Lake to rise ‘up on its banks’ Mississippi 465 set for closure as early as Sunday By Danny Barrett Jr.

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EAGLE LAKE — Muddy Bayou Control Structure was being closed today to help shore up a key levee at Eagle Lake, while the community’s main access point from Vicksburg is expected to close by Monday. More water in the lake will take it to 90 feet instead of the ideal 76.9 feet to ease pressure on the Buck Chute levee while a berm to enclose sand boils is built below. “The lake itself is going to come up on its banks,” said Col. Jeff Eckstein, commander of the Vicksburg District as officials met with about 500 people who jammed Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department for updates on the levee and roads in

The Mississippi River stages at Vicksburg for the past two weeks. Flood stage is 43 feet.

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know what will happen until it happens. So, I ask that everybody take prudent measures to protect your own property, your own lives. The decision, ultimately, is yours.” At 90 feet, most homes and cabins should be able to handle the planned rise in lake level, said Peter Nimrod, engineer with the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners. Mississippi 465 from U.S. 61 to the mainline levee counties is expected to close by Monday, perhaps by Sunday if water appears on the roadway, said a release Friday from the Mississippi Department of Transportation. Patrols by sheriff’s deputies in the community will continue and are working with Issaquena County to

and out of the community. “We’re in a flood situation. We just don’t

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Friends go all-out for royal wedding celebration By Misty McDermitt

Carole Byram “is and always has been unbelievably interested in the royal family,” said her husband, John. So, naturally, she marked Friday, April 29, 2011, on her calendar. Problem is, it’s the last Friday of the month — the day she and six friends — all in their 60s, 70s and a little bit more — always do lunch. So Byram asked the other girls, “Who’s interested in the royal wedding? They said no one, and I said, ‘Well, I want to watch it.’” The retired school teach-


on c4 c Royal wedding parties held across Britain er’s fascination turned into a full-blown British wedding affair, complete with a wedding cake and guests decked out in gloves and hats — like all the well-dressed British women. Televisions in her Oak Park home buzzed with news networks’ wall-to-wall coverage of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal nuptials. “I really liked her dress,” said Byram, who remembers watching Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953

and, 28 years later, William’s parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles, walk down the aisle. So what’s the fascination? “I think it’s all the diamonds,” she said. The seven women at Byram’s party weighed in on the details. Middleton’s wedding dress, which had been kept an international secret, was “exactly what I thought,” said Marilyn Hardy, who handpainted personalized royal wedding mugs for the guests and made and decorated an Italian cream cake, complete with a bride-andSee Royals, Page A8.




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Mississippi River: 42.9 feet Rose: 0.5 foot Flood stage: 43 feet


Carole Byram, right, offers Jeepy Shiers a bowl of Italian wedding soup during a royal wedding party at Carole Byram’s house on Friday. A group of seven women gathered to watch the wedding, drink cocktails and eat finger foods.


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A.D. 311: Shortly before his death, Roman Emperor Galerius issues his Edict of Toleration ending persecution of Christians. 1789: George Washington takes office in New York as the first president of the United States. 1900: Engineer John L. “Casey” Jones of the Illinois Central Railroad dies in a train wreck near Vaughan, Miss., after staying at the

controls in a successful effort to save the passengers. 1945: As Russian troops closed in on his Berlin bunker, Adolf Adolf Hitler commits Hitler suicide with his wife of one day, Eva Braun.

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Miss. might use temporary maps for ’11 legislative race By Emily Wagster Pettus The Associated Press JACKSON — Three federal judges said they might order Mississippi to use House and Senate redistricting plans that were discussed but died during the recent legislative session — but the maps would be a temporary solution only for the 2011 elections. “This proposed interim remedy appears to be necessary in the light of the acknowledgment of all parties that the existing state legislative districts are unconstitutionally malapportioned, and because of the exigent circum-

stances of this case, including the June 1, 2011 deadline for candidates to qualify to run for office in the Mississippi House of Representatives and the Mississippi Senate,” the judges wrote in an order filed Friday. The judges are Grady Jolly of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and Tom Lee and Louis Guirola Jr. of the U.S. District Court for southern Mississippi. They set a May 10 hearing for attorneys to argue for or against the proposed temporary solution. They said the maps would be used only if legislators fail to agree on redistricting plans

and get them approved by the U.S. Justice Department before June 1. Approval on such a tight deadline appears unlikely, given legislators’ protracted and unresolved fight during the three-month session that ended in early April. The 122 state House districts and 52 state Senate districts are redrawn every decade to reflect population changes. The House passed its own redistricting plan, but the Senate rejected it. Both chambers passed a Senate plan, but it stalled because it was in the same resolution with the House plan. When the ses-

sion ended April 7, both plans died. Redistricting moved to federal court when the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed a lawsuit, seeking to block elections this year in the legislative districts that have been used for the past decade but are now outdated. During a court hearing April 22, attorneys on all sides of the case agreed the current districts are unbalanced by population. They said that violates the constitutional principle of one-person, one-vote. This year’s Mississippi party

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Cancer survivors and supporters parade around the indoor track during the Warren County Relay for Life at the Vicksburg Convention Center on Friday night. More than 700 people attended the fundraising event for cancer prevention, which started at 6 p.m. and ends at 6 this morning. Organizers hope to raise $75,000 to $100,000 during this year’s events.

Vicksburg man living in La. charged with sexual battery A Vicksburg resident was arrested in Louisiana earlier this week and charged with sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile, said Kenner police Lt. Wayne McInnis. Timothy C. Mayeux, 29, 4573 Haleys Point, was arrested on a warrant Monday by U.S. Marshals in Slidell and later picked up by Kenner police, McInnis said. A complaint had been filed against Mayeux with the Kenner Police Department

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from staff reports in October, said McInnis. Mayeux lived in Kenner at the time but subsequently relocated to Vicksburg for unknown reasons, he said. Mayeux was booked into the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office lockup were he was released after posting a bond for $35,500, said the lieutenant. He has no previous convictions for sex crimes, he said.

Disability rights subject of meeting An informational forum focusing on disability rights is scheduled for Thursday in Vicksburg. Disability Rights Mississippi, a Jackson-based advocacy agency, will host the forum from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, 700 Veto St. The forum will discuss issues regarding disability in Mississippi and offer information from the Institute for


from staff reports Disability Studies and the Council on Developmental Disabilities, as well as from DRM. The event is free and open to the public. Call 601-968-0600 or visit for more information.

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primaries are Aug. 2, and the general election is Nov. 8. The 2010 Census showed significant growth in DeSoto County, a relatively affluent area just south of Memphis. It showed population losses in the economically struggling Delta. The House and Senate traditionally draw their own maps and rubber stamp each other’s plans. That didn’t happen this year because Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant said the Senate should have a say in the House map. Bryant, a Republican running for governor, said he thought the proposed House map was unfair to the GOP.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, jam session; donations appreciated. Beautillion 2011 — 7 tonight; attire is semi-formal; Vicksburg City Auditorium; sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Mu Xi Omega Chapter. Republican Executive Committee — 5:30 p.m. Monday; board meeting; visitors welcome; Warren County Courthouse. Spring Plantings for Summer Color — Warren County Extension Service program, noon Tuesday, 1100C Grove St.; Donna Beliech, MSU-ES Area horticulture agent, presenter; 601-636-5391. Mixed Nuts! — 1-6 p.m. Tuesday; Visible Faith Jewelry with artist Shandon CamarilloWhitson; refreshments served; 1400 Washington St.; 601-6367210.

River City Mended Hearts — 5 p.m. Tuesday; election of officers; River Region Medical Center, Room C&D. Introduction to Word Computer Class — 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; same curriculum either day; $20 per person, laptops provided; Dr. John Giesemann, instructor; WC Extension Office, 1100-C Grove St.; for reservations, 601-6365442. Career Services Center — Open to residents of the Vicksburg Housing Authority; 601529-8258 or 601-631-0102.

CLUBS Rosa A. Temple Class of 1971 Reunion — 5:30 p.m. Sunday; reunion planning; Robert Crear, 601-631-4177, or Ella Huey, 601-415-1377; LD’s Kitchen. Openwood Garden Club — 7-noon today; plant sale; 209

Pecan Blvd. American Legion Tyner-Ford Post 213 — Pre-Mother’s Day Dance; 9 until tonight with DJ Reo; 1618 Main St. Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary — Noon Monday; lunch $6; members turn in luau ticket money; visitors welcome; 530 Mission 66. VAMP — Noon Tuesday; Susan Mandarino, speaker; Heritage Buffet, Ameristar Casino. Vicksburg Kiwanis — K-Family Party; Tuesday, Hopping H Ranch, 5500 Gibson Road; cook at 4:30 p.m., eat at 6; no noon meeting. Democratic Executive Committee — 6 p.m. Tuesday; John Shorter, 601-218-9264; Jackson Street Community Center. Lions — Noon Wednesday; Glynn Griffing, former pro athlete, speaker; Jacques’ Cafe. WC Chapter MSU Alumni Association — May 11, Ban-

corpSouth Road Dawgs Tour; Vicksburg Convention Center; tickets $12; in advance UPS Store, 3412 Pemberton Square Blvd.; May 18, Paul Geer Memorial Bulldog Classic scholarship golf tournament; Vicksburg County Club; Tom Kendall, 601-631-3206.

CHURCHES St. Paul M.B. — Board of deacons and Dr. Michael R. Reed, pastor, meeting, 4 today; church membership meeting, 5; 1413 Elm St. Stanfield New Life Christian — Mary Marshall-Calvin release of first CD, 5 tonight; Dr. John and Lora Williams, pastors; 1404 Lane St. House of Israel of Hebrew Culture Center — Fish and chicken dinners, hot dogs and hamburger, 11 a.m. Sunday; Vicksburg Riverfront Park; 601-906-8121 or 601-4216794.

In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Jonathan Ezernack, 30, 520 Berryman Road, No. 25, pleaded guilty to failure to register/notify change of address as a sex offender and was sentenced by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney to 18 months in prison followed by three years of probation, a $500 fine and $322.50 in court costs. Ezernack was arrested Dec. 13. In Sharkey County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Andre Williams, 17, North Fourth St., Rolling Fork, pleaded guilty to robbery and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to five years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Youth Facility at Walnut Grove, plus $322.50 in costs. Andre Williams was arrested Jan. 15, 2010. • Robert Lee Williams, 22, 256 Mulberry St., Rolling Fork, pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance and was sentenced by Patrick to five years of probation, a $2,000 fine and $322.50 in costs. Robert Williams was arrested Oct. 1.

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Mississippi tax collections Levee board plans appeal in Yazoo pumps battle exceed expectations in April JACKSON, Miss. — The state Department of Revenue on Friday reported Mississippi tax collections beat expectations in April. The April tax collections were $40.2 million higher than original projections, nearly 8.4 percent higher than anticipated for the month.

2 Greenville students barred from ceremony GREENVILLE, Miss. — The principal of GreenvilleWeston High School said two students won’t get to participate in graduation ceremonies because they got in trouble for alleged shoplifting incidents during a senior trip to Atlanta. The students are appealing the decision to the school board. Principal Dura Hale said one of the students was arrested and the other was scolded during the trip in mid-March.

City of Jackson liable in death JACKSON, Miss. — A Hinds County circuit judge ruled this week that Jackson police failed to protect a teenage runaway who was killed in 2006, so the city is liable for damages. Judge Winston Kidd’s ruling came more than a year after he heard Robert and Mildred Sandifer’s lawsuit against the city. Kidd ruled the city must pay the Sandifers $500,000,

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the maximum allowed against a governmental entity. It was not immediately clear whether the city will appeal. The couple’s daughter, 15-year-old Tawana Sandifer, was beaten to death by Toice Wilson, who’s now 40. He’s serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to murder in 2007. Tawana Sandifer’s body was discovered Jan. 9, 2006, in Presidential Hills Park in northwest Jackson. Mildred Sandifer said Kenneth Talton and Maurice Clark, where were both Jackson police officers at the time, had sex with their daughter before her death.

Jindal: La. shouldn’t run insurance program BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. Bobby Jindal pitched his bid to privatize a health insurance program for state workers Friday as a fight against government-run health care. Jindal, a Republican, said he doesn’t think Louisiana should be in the business of running a health insurance program, as he tries to gain support for his plan to hire an outside company to run the program currently run by the Office of Group Benefits. The idea faces opposition from some lawmakers, who would have to approve parts of the privatization.

JACKSON (AP) — A Mississippi levee board said it’s trying to revive a long-debated federal pump project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners filed notice this week that it will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of the board’s lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The levee board wanted to move forward with the Yazoo Backwater Project, a proposed pump station to drain wetlands, farmland and forests north of Vicksburg when the Mississippi River is high. Congress authorized the project in 1941 but didn’t fully fund it. The EPA vetoed the Yazoo pump aspect of the project in 2008, saying it would destroy wetlands, water quality and habitat for threatened species. The levee board sued in 2009 in U.S. District Court in Greenville, challenging the EPA’s authority to block the project. U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock dismissed the suit March 28, 2011. Attorneys for the levee board filed notice of intention to appeal this week with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. The levee board’s chief engineer, Peter Nimrod, said the proposed pump would lower a 100-year flood by 4 feet, and the project would remove about 60,000 acres from agricultural production so hardwood trees could be planted to increase wetlands. Nimrod told The Associated Press in March that “there’s

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Water fills fields near Mississippi 465 on Wednesday. been a lot of misinformation out there from the environmental community, the extremists“ about the project. Meetings were held in Mayersville and Vicksburg in 2007 and 2008 for the Corps’ most recent pump design, which involved buyouts of more than 10,000 acres and replanting about 55,000 acres of cropland. The lawsuit claimed EPA’s veto of the Yazoo pump project was illegal because the project was approved by Congress before the agency was given veto power under the Clean Water Act in 1977. EPA officials have said the pump project doesn’t meet all

the requirements to proceed under the Clean Water Act, regardless of the timing. The EPA first expressed reservations about the environmental damage associated with the proposed pump project more than 25 years ago. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been against it for more than 50 years. In her 39-page ruling dismissing the lawsuit, Aycock reviewed the project’s history and concluded that “the EPA was not barred from utilizing its ... veto authority” for the project. Several high-profile Mississippi politicians have sup-

ported the Yazoo pump project over the years, including current Republican Gov. Haley Barbour. With the potential or record high Mississippi River levels in May, Barbour said this week that the pump project would have helped the state of Mississippi if it were already in place. Before the EPA vetoed the project in 2008, a representative of Barbour told EPA officials at a public hearing in Vicksburg that most of the negative comments about the project had come from people who don’t live in Mississippi.


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Grammy Museum A potential economic boon for Delta From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: Gov. Haley Barbour had a surprise announcement at the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting that could have a big impact on the Delta. Bob Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, announced the music awards organization will locate its first museum to be outside of California in Cleveland, Miss. No timetable has been set for the museum, with an estimated cost of $10 million to $12 million. But Delta officials are excited about the development, just as officials in

Jackson are excited over the 2011 Legislature approving a $38 million civil rights museum. Mississippi’s tourism overall has been hit hard, first by Katrina in 2005, then recession in 2008, then by the BP PLC oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which tainted the region’s seafood and beaches. Now, of course, the Gulf food is the most tested — and verifiably safe — as any food anywhere, and millions are being poured into boosting Coast tourism. Barbour’s office announced earlier that a newly formed nonprofit called The Mississippi Coast Regional Tour-

ism Partnership will oversee how $16 million in money from BP will be used to market and promote the Coast. Overall, officials said, the oil company has committed $34 million for tourism in Mississippi. Casinos in the Delta and the Coast are also working to lure visitors to the state. This being the 150th anniversary of the outbreak of the Civil War with the state’s attractions at battlefields and historic sites in Vicksburg, Corinth and Natchez, conditions are ripe for an even bigger tourism draw this year.

Consider alternative sentences to prison The Greenwood Commonwealth: Prisons are good for two things: protecting society from the violent, and grooming worse criminals. The latter point has been reinforced by a new study from the Pew Center. It found that more than 40 percent of former inmates commit crimes within three years of their release from prison and wind up back behind bars. Prisons, for all the tens of billions of dollars spent on them, do a poor job of rehabilitating criminals. If anything, they make first-time and small-time offenders worse by throwing them in with hardened, professional crooks. The states are starting to learn how

expensive their crime-fighting strategies have been that used prison as the response of first resort rather than the last. Spending on corrections has increased from $30 billion to $52 billion over the past decade, with little change in the rate at which the punished would commit future crimes. Mississippi bought into this strategy as much as any state, eventually acquiring the second highest incarceration rate in the nation. It enacted in 1995 the harshest “truth-in-sentencing” law in the country, requiring all felons — regardless of the severity of their crimes — to serve 85 percent of their sentences before being eligible for

release. That approach necessitated a huge increase in prison construction and was breaking the bank. From 1995 to 2007, inmate numbers more than doubled to 22,800 inmates and spending almost tripled to $327 million. The state has been gradually backing away from that “lock ’em up and throw away the key” mentality. With the encouragement of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps and a nasty recession that pinched the state treasury, lawmakers have empowered the corrections system to let nonviolent offenders out earlier and the courts to use alternative sentences more liberally.

Technology marches forward in the classroom The Commercial Dispatch, Columbus: Classrooms are different places than they were a generation ago — even five years ago. Gone are the chalkboards, and even the dry-erase boards; in their place in many classrooms now are Promethean boards, which hook directly to a computer and allow the teacher and students to interact, real-time, with remote controls. Not only are the clunky computers in the corner of the classroom being replaced with high-tech computer labs, laptops are being issued to students. Elementary school-age kids are doing

their homework by computer, and parents are accessing their grades, and tracking their progress, online. Parents aren’t writing notes to teacher, sending them by way of little Johnny — who may or may not deliver it, depending on the trouble he’s in. Parents and teachers are e-mailing each other, even texting. And the latest development to all this technology? Heritage Academy Elementary, through a grant, landed iPod touches for its first-graders. Some of us who weren’t even allowed to use calculators in our high-school math classes might be jealous, and

even a bit baffled, by all this. (So might some of the teachers, who are dealing with the fact that the students know more about some of these classroom implements than they do.) This is an age-old concern. Technology will always march forward, and our students need to march along with it. We believe, however, that nothing will ever replace the guidance of a good teacher. The personal connection between teacher and student, not the latest iBook or iPod, is the most important part of the classroom experience.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 The CYM Club gives an outing at Capt. W.M. Hughes’ place. • Harry L. Rous is now at the Vicksburg Steam Laundry. • Amelia Rose is chosen as the most popular girl at the Mite Society May festival.


30 YEARS AGO: 1981

The Parachute Club is being organized with J.B. Smith as president. • John Brunini, 17, dies.

Florene Drake is accepted into Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education, at Delta State University. • Mr. and Mrs. James G. Price announce the birth of a son, Christopher Grant, born May 4. • Corey Evan Ray celebrates his first birthday.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 John Piazza is chosen justice of the peace. • Dr. S.W. Johnston returns from New Orleans where he was treated by Dr. Matas for blood poisoning. • Joe Gerache Jr. completes his studies at the New Orleans College.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991 Rainfall slows the fall in water levels in the Yazoo River and Big Black, Corps of Engineer officials say. • Nine road name changes are approved by Warren County supervisors. • Taco Bell restaurant opens on Pemberton Boulevard. • Warren Central High school presents “Little Shop of Horrors” as the school musical.

90 YEARS AGO: 1921

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 W.W. Broome, retiring principal of Culkin Academy, is presented a loving cup by the PTA. • David E. Wright dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Frank Bishop, Vicksburg soldier, is badly injured in a Florida automobile accident. •

40 YEARS AGO: 1971 Mary Dodson, Utica resident, dies. • Steve McQueen stars in “The Reivers” at the Joy Theatre. • Funeral services are held for Robert Hargrove Sr.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

The Calexico (Calif.) Chronicle gives details of the death of Charles Curphey, former Vicksburger. • Prof. J.P. Carr is in Meridian attending a meeting of state teachers. • Sadie Mae Pendergraft falls from rings at Speed Street School playground and fractures her wrist.

bard dies. • Gary Cooper stars in “The Hanging Tree” at the Joy Theatre.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 A son is born to Mr. and Mrs. Boyce King.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Claudia Ingram dies at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks.

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 Miss Elizabeth Luckett dies. • Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ligon announce the birth of a son, Landman Brightwell, on May 3. • Hal Hub-

Otis Edwin Florence dies in Tallulah. • Daniel Twedt, wildlife biologist, is tagging birds at the Vicksburg National Military Park for tracking and identification purposes as part of a migrating survey. • Mayoral candidates Robert Walker, Eva Marie Ford, Laurence Leyens and Joe Loviza hit the city streets to drum up support.

Once your skull’s been seen to, you must attend to your jaw, which has dropped on the floor af after Cindy quotes the price of the hat that will be designed to fit your weirdshaped ... head.

Fitting in in Santa Fe doesn’t require a conformateur SANTA FE, N.M. — Here I am, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, unlikely beautiful because it’s a warren of mud-colored huts that look like big dirtdauber nests. Conformity is what’s so striking in Santa Fe, where the official authorized colors are buckskin and mission brown, the better to show off hanging red peppers and turquoise appointments. Depart from the earth tones at your own risk. City planners take steroids. The natives are beautiful, too, with Native Americans and Hispanics and pioneer stock all converging. Again, earth tones prevail. But better than the beauty is that this is a town where people unselfconsciously wear cowboy hats, and cowboy boots, which naturally makes you want a hat and boots for yourself. The hat store is conveniently across the street from my hotel and must be where good beavers go when they die. Every kind of great hat you ever saw is here: cowboy hats, fedoras, Kentucky Derbyworthy bonnets. Conspicuous signs instruct customers to “Handle Hats by the Brim,” with an example on display of one that was pinched at the crown and ruined. There is both RHETA poetry and scigRIMSLEY ence in hat-fitting, which I never realized before. Cindy, the knowledgeable clerk, says you want a hat “tight enough so the wind won’t blow it off; loose enough so you don’t get a headache.” That’s poetic, I think. First she measures your head with a tape and finds, naturally, it falls between standard sizes. Then things really get interesting. Nobody’s head is a perfect oval, she insists, so she seats you in a barber’s chair and crowns your imperfect head with the conformateur, a French invention from the 1840s, to make a paper template of your skull. One writer, Peter Fish, aptly described the conformateur as a cross between a homburg and a manual typewriter. It uses pins to punch a card in the shape of your head, which insures a perfect fit. Once your skull’s been seen to, you must attend to your jaw, which has dropped on the floor after Cindy quotes the price of the hat that will be designed to fit your weird-shaped, between-sizes head. You can go the cheapskate route and get the hat made in rabbit. “When it rains, the rabbit runs for cover,” Cindy warns. Or you can be milquetoast and get a combo of rabbit and beaver. Or, you can spring for the best, all beaver, which will run you $1,000 plus shipping. Let’s just say I spared a few beavers. Next, on to the vintage boot store where it’s said Lyle Lovett buys his boots. It’s at the outer edge of the tony district, housed in a building not even buckskin in color. Turns out that boot-fitting isn’t as exact a science as hat-fitting; you simply remove the newspaper stuffed inside the boots and struggle to pull them on. I try on pair after pair of used boots without any luck. And these are boots that have been broken in, to say the least. One pair of boots I try looks like they were worn by a bull rider who got stomped by the bull. Turns out stylish people pay more for distressed boots than you’d imagine. I decided I couldn’t afford vintage boots unless I could find some at a garage sale. I guess I’m an amateur at this comformateur business. •


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Faulty heater part scrubs shuttle launch CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The president was on his way. Space shuttle Endeavour’s astronauts were riding out to the launch pad in a van. And a wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had flown in from her Houston rehab hospital to watch her husband blast off Friday on the historic, nextto-last shuttle mission. Then it all came to a sudden stop. Without warning, a faulty heater part forced NASA to scrub the launch and slam the brakes on the space agency’s biggest event in years, a flight made more fascinating to many by the plight of Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, the mission commander. Endeavour’s flight was delayed until at least Gabrielle Monday. Giffords “Bummed about the scrub!! But important to make sure everything on shuttle is working properly,” Giffords’ staff tweeted. Travel plans for the Arizona congresswoman, who is still recovering from a gunshot wound to the head from an assassination attempt in January, are still up in the air, said her spokesman, C.J. Karamargin. He said she is waiting until Sunday when NASA should know more about a possible launch date. President Barack Obama and his family came to Cape Canaveral anyway, and he and his family met with Gif Giffords for about 10 minutes. Karamargin said only that Giffords was pleased to meet with them. The congresswoman’s husband greeted Obama in a corridor, saying: “I bet you were hoping to see a rocket launch today.” Obama replied: “We were hoping to see you.” The two men shook hands and embraced. The president told Endeavour’s six astronauts he is still

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The space shuttle Endeavour sits on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Friday. Below, President Barack Obama meets with Space Shuttle Endeavor commander Mark Kelly, husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. hoping to get back to Florida for a shuttle launch. “One more chance, we may be able to get down here,” Obama said. “It’s a priority for us,” Michelle Obama added. As many as 700,000 tailgaters and other spectators had been expected to pour into the seaside area for the liftoff, one of the biggest launch-day crowds in decades. It would have been the first time in NASA history that a president and his family witnessed a launch.

42 killed in anti-government protests in Syria BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of defiant Syrians chanting “We are not afraid!” were met by security forces firing bullets and tear gas Friday in a crackdown on nationwide protests that left 42 people dead — many of them villagers trying to break an army blockade of the southern city where the six-week uprising began. President Bashar Assad again unleashed deadly force in a determined effort to crush the revolt, the gravest challenge to his family’s 40-year ruling dynasty. Although still in control, he will struggle to recover legitimacy at home and abroad if he manages to stay in power. The United States slapped three top officials in his regime with sanctions and nations agreed to launch a U.N.-led investigation of Syria’s crackdown.



convicted sex offender and his wife are likely to spend the rest of their lives in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping and raping a California girl who gave birth to two daughters while being held for 18 years in the couple’s backyard. Phillip and Nancy Garrido admitted abducting Jaycee Dugard in 1991 and holding her captive in a hidden compound of tents and sheds under a hastily negotiated deal with prosecutors that was motivated, in part, by a mutual desire to keep the now-grown victim and her children from having to testify at a trial. Phillip Garrido, 60, faces a maximum sentence of 431 years to life in prison after entering guilty pleas to 14 kidnapping and sexual assault charges, including six counts of rape and seven counts of committing lewd acts captured on video.

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His wife, Nancy Garrido, 55, who originally faced the same charges as her husband and a sentence of 181 years to life, pleaded guilty to one count of kidnapping and one count of rape. She faces 36 years to life. Both defendants are set to be sentenced on June 2.

NATO: Gadhafi forces caught mining port BRUSSELS — NATO warships intercepted several boats laying anti-shipping mines outside the harbor of the Libyan city of Misrata, military officials said Friday. Misrata has been under siege by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi for several weeks, and though rebels have managed to expel regime forces from the city itself, the enclave is isolated and remains dependent for much of its food and other supplies on the sea link with the rebel capital of Benghazi. It appeared to be the first time sea mines have been

used in the Libyan conflict. Also on Friday, a battle between Libyan troops and rebels spilled over the western border into Tunisia, drawing a sharp rebuke of Gadhafi’s regime from the neighboring government.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — With Republican activists saying they finally feel the 2012 presidential contest is under way, five potential candidates used one stage in New Hampshire Friday to chastise President Barack Obama and call for lower taxes. They all denounced Obama’s health care law and his overall approach to government, and they aimed no barbs at one another. They generally differed more on style than policy, a tactic that may change in coming months. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty portrayed himself as a can-do achiever who reined in government in a Democratic-leaning state. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney painted himself as a free-market champion and philosophical heir to the nation’s founders. Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann said Congress should not raise the debt ceiling despite economists’ warnings of dire consequences. Former Sen. Rick Santorum and pizza magnate Herman Cain called for deeply lower taxes and an embrace of the nation’s religious heritage. The occasion was a packed dinner hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity in Manchester, the largest city in the state that hosts the first presidential primary. Each candidate spoke

for eight minutes and then fielded two questions. They did not address each other. Romney spoke in broad terms, portraying himself as a lover of freedom and capitalism, while saying Obama looks to Europe for inspiration and guidance. Romney said the health care law he signed in Massachusetts, which required all residents to obtain insurance, reduced unfair public subsidies of people who could afford their own care. But he said he never would impose the plan nationwide. And he called for repealing the Democrats’ 2010 health law. That plan resembles his state plan in some ways. Pawlenty praised congressional Republicans’ efforts to revamp Medicare, but stopped short of endorsing every detail of the House-passed plan. He said the eligibility age for Medicare should be raised, and Medicaid should be handed to states as a block grant program. As for Social Security, he said, wealthier people should not receive the same inflation adjustments that others receive. Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, called for tax cuts and an end to government bailouts of ailing industries and subsidies of mortgages. “And I won’t rest until Obamacare is finally repealed, and it will happen,” Bachmann said.

Moroccan bombing had al-Qaida style MARRAKECH, Morocco — The style of the bomb that killed 16 people in a crowded tourist cafe matches al-Qaida’s, Morocco’s interior minister said Friday. Taib Cherqaoui raised the death toll in Thursday’s attack on a cafe sitting on a famed square in Marrakech to 16 — 14 of them foreigners, mostly Europeans and at least half of them French. He said 25 people were injured. The bomb was triggered remotely and packed with nails. Some were found at the scene of the blast, others in the bodies of victims, Cherqaoui said.

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Fastenal (FAST).......................67.09 Family Dollar (FDO)..............54.21 Fred’s (FRED)............................13.96 Int’l Paper (IP) .........................30.88 Janus Capital Group (JNS)......12.17 J.C. Penney (JCP) ...................38.45 Kroger Stores (KR).................24.31 Kan. City So. (KSU)................58.11 Legg Mason (LM) ................ 37.15 Parkway Properties (PKY)........17.93 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) .................68.89 Regions Financial (RF)........... 7.34 Rowan (RDC)........................... 41.70 Saks Inc. (SKS)......................... 11.96 Sears Holdings (SHLD)........ 85.97 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).......27.92 Sunoco (SUN).......................... 42.66 Trustmark (TRMK) ................. 23.24 Tyco Intn’l (TYC)..................... 48.74 Tyson Foods (TSN)................ 19.90 Viacom (VIA)............................ 58.14 Walgreens (WAG) .................. 42.72 Wal-Mart (WMT).................... 54.98

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SMArT MOnEy Q: I recently received $90,000 from an inheritance. I wanted to know if I can get it in cash from the bank, or will I end up paying taxes on it? — T.B., via e-mail A: You didn’t mention your relationship to the decedent. All taxes must be paid not by you (if any) but by the decedent. In other words, if it was your father, that left you $90,000, very likely there would be no taxes unless the estate was very substantial. If he was a friend, there might be state taxes that have to be paid but once again they would be paid by the decedent not by the recipient. I must ask you however, why in the world would you want to take $90,000 in cash home from the bank? When you say cash, I

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assume you mean the green stuff. If you were to withdraw that amount of money, your bank BRUCE would be obligated to report you to the Internal Revenue Service and The Homeland Security because of the size cash transaction. Further, that’s an enormous amount of money to have lying around the house, if you mean a check, that’s another story. •


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The average price for a gallon of gas in the U.S. is now within a dime of $4. Drivers in 22 states are paying more than the national average of $3.91 per gallon. In Alaska, California and Connecticut they’re paying $4.20 or more. In Vicksburg, prices were around $3.65 a gallon on Friday afternoon. With one day left in April, gas prices are up 30 cents for the month. On average, the increase has been slightly more than a penny per day. At that rate, the national average for gas would reach $4 on

Sunday, May 8. In 2008, when gas hit a record of $4.11 per gallon in July, it didn’t cost $4 until June 8. Analysts predict gas prices will actually start falling toward the end of May, as refineries increase production and more gas becomes available. That remains to be seen: Many analysts failed to predict the prices drivers are paying now, caught off-guard by surging oil prices. April’s rise in gas prices is sobering news for the economy. On Friday, the government said that personal incomes rose in March, but much of the extra money went

to pay for gas. Now a 20 gallon fill-up costs on average $6 more than it did on March 31, diverting money from clothing, groceries, take-out food and other spending. The main reason gas is up is the high price of oil. It rose again Friday, boosted by a weaker dollar. The dollar hit a three-year low against six major currencies. Since oil and other commodities are priced in dollars, they become more attractive to buyers with other currencies and prices rise. Benchmark crude for June delivery rose $1.07 to settle at $113.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Post office gets OK for sale of gift cards

Caterpillar’s earnings push stocks higher NEW YORK (AP) — Caterpillar drove the Dow Jones industrial average higher Friday after the company reported a huge gain in firstquarter earnings. The world’s largest maker of mining and construction equipment rose 2.5 percent after its earnings increased more than five-fold. The company also raised its sales and profit forecast for the year. The Dow added 4 percent in April, its best month since December. The Dow rose 47.23 points Friday, or 0.4 percent, to close at 12,810.54. Caterpillar accounted for 21 points of those gains. The company’s stock has soared over the past year on booming demand for its products. “The industrial sector and the manufacturing sector of this country are much stronger than many investors have perceived,” said Rob Lutts, president and chief investment officer of Cabot Money Management. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 3.13 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 1,363.61. The index gained 2.8 percent in April. The Nasdaq composite added 1.01 point to 2,873.54. It rose 3.3 percent for the month. Both the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 had their best month since February. Strong corporate earnings

Oil and gasoline futures have risen about 35 percent since mid-February when uprisings broke out in Libya and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Traders have been concerned about disruptions to oil supplies. So far, only Libya’s daily production of 1.6 million barrels a day has been lost. Libya supplied less than 2 percent of the world’s oil, most of it going to Europe. The latest increase in retail gas — 2 cents overnight — followed the shutdown of seven refineries in Texas, Alabama and Pennsylvania after severe storms this week.

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Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Friday that its first-quarter income more than quadrupled from last year. pushed major stock market indexes to 2011 highs in the last week of the month. On Wednesday, the S&P 500 doubled from its 12-year low reached on March 9, 2009 after the financial crisis. The Nasdaq is at its highest level since 2000. The Russell 2000 index of small stocks also hit a record high on Wednesday after the Fed pledged to keep short-term interest rates at record lows. That motivated investors to continue buying risky investments such as small stocks. The Russell has soared 77

percent over the past two years. Small-company stocks tend to rise more quickly than the overall market as the economy emerges from a recession. Investors also see them as likely takeover targets for larger companies that are flush with cash. The Russell rose 3.74 points, or 0.4 percent, to 865.29 Friday. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. rose 12 percent, the most of any company in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, after it set a company sales record and reversed its loss from the first quarter of last year.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The post office has a green light to try selling gift cards. Pre-paid cards have become a popular gift items and postal officials said in January they want to do more than just deliver them to the lucky recipients. The independent Postal Regulatory Commission approved a test of the postal sales plan on Thursday. The post office says the proposal calls for a two-year test, with about 2,000 post offices selling cards issued by companies such as American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. It will start in June. The test would be limited to sales at postal retail offices and the agency’s website, and if the initial test works out, it would be expanded to several thousand additional post offices. The National Retail Federation estimates that more than three-quarters of consumers purchase at least one gift card during the holiday season. The cards can be used with any business that accepts cards from the issuing organization. Current plans call for sales of fixed amount cards of $25 and $50 value, plus variablevalue cards where the buyer can designate the amount at between $26 and $100.

Colorado man gets 40 years in 9-state Ponzi scheme CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison and ordered to pay $9.5 million in restitution after he pleaded guilty to running a Ponzi scheme that reached into nine states. William L. Walters, 46, was sentenced Friday in Colorado District Court in Douglas County, south of Denver. He pleaded guilty on April 15 to securities fraud and theft.

He was accused of collecting more than $23 million from investors with promises of returns between 10 and 40 percent from day trading. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says the money came from investors in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wyoming. Walters was indicted in 2007.

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Corps will wait for weekend Flood to decide on Mo. levee break



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EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers will wait until this weekend to decide whether it is necessary to punch a massive hole in a levee to protect an upstream Illinois town from the rising Mississippi River, top officials with agency said Wednesday. The corps has said it may have to blow holes, perhaps using explosives, in the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri’s Mississippi County to ease rising waters near the 2,800-resident Illinois town of Cairo, which sits near the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Missouri has filed a federal lawsuit to block the effort because it would swamp farmland. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in Cape Girardeau. The case could present a new showdown between Missouri and neighboring Illinois, where Attorney General Lisa Madigan sought to intervene in the case Wednesday. Madigan’s spokeswoman saying Madigan would “do anything she can” to protect Illinoisans by defeating Missouri’s motion. Madigan planned to file a motion asking to be added as a defendant with the Army Corps. But corps spokesman Bob Anderson told The Associated Press that even if a judge gives the go-ahead, the agency cautiously will wait until it gets a better forecast of the river crests to see if the breach is necessary to relieve pressure on Cairo’s levees — or if conventional flood-fighting efforts such as sandbagging could suffice.

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Jim Lloyd, operations team leader with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, shows an access well atop the Birds Point levee Friday with floodwaters from the Mississippi River in the background in Birds Point, Mo. The National Weather Service said the Ohio River at Cairo was expected to reach 61.5 feet by Sunday. The forecast high-water mark would eclipse the record 59.5-foot level reached there in 1937. The decision about whether to bust a hole in the Missouri levee will be dictated by “when it gets to a critical point — the river reaching 61 feet and the chance the river will continue to rise, threatening all of the levee system,” Anderson said. Missouri officials argue the

levee’s destruction would flood up to 130,000 acres of land.. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says floodwaters would leave a layer of silt on farmland that could take a generation to clear and also could damage 100 homes. And Missouri’s governor, Democrat Jay Nixon, has said the corps is “trying to solve the entire watershed pressure on the back of Missouri farmers and Missouri communities” and should instead explore other methods of relieving pressure on the levees.


achieve that, Sheriff Martin Pace said. “We’re going to do our best to assist the Levee Board in enforcing that,” Pace said. The river stood at 42.9 feet Friday night, up 1.6 feet since Thursday. It is predicted to crest at 53.5 feet on May 18, the highest since the Great Flood of 1927. Stages at Cairo, Ill., where the Mississippi and Ohio join, are forecast to crest at a “historic high’ of 60.5 feet May 3, Eckstein said. With chart in hand, Eckstein said water levels at Vicksburg are expected to stay above 50 feet for a month. “We’re going to hit a crest at 53.5 as predicted, or around that point, it’s going to drop slowly,” Eckstein said. “It’s going to take a month just to get back down from 50 feet.” Even at that historic level, with every inch of farmland west of U.S. 61 sure to flood, officials were cautiously confident the road itself would be passable. No representative from the Mississippi Department of Transportation attended the meeting. If 61 at Redwood closes, options do become limited, Pace said. “The only access to Eagle Lake would be from the north,” Pace said, adding the best detour is at Rolling Fork through Holly Bluff, Satartia and Phoenix, along Mississippi 3, then to Russellville Road, which becomes Oak Ridge Road in northeast Warren County. “That will be a tremendous drive should we lose 61,” Pace said. “At this point, the best predictions from the Corps and MDOT are that 61

will be very, very close but it should be okay.” Fire protection will continue as usual, Warren County Fire Coordinator Kelly Worthy said. An emergency outpost for state Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks officials is in the works, said conservation officer Tracy Tullos. LeTourneau Technologies plans to stay open unless the main access road is inundated. In 2008, the oil rig fabrication yard closed for about two months when water overwhelmed the yard and washed out a section of LeTourneau Road. “Our intent is to continue as long as possible,” said plant manager Bo-D Massey. A strategy meeting for industries at the Port of Vicksburg was planned tentatively for Wednesday, Warren County Port Commission executive director Wayne Mansfield said. Officials with the Mississippi Development Authority, which administers disaster grants, were expected to attend. DiamondJacks Casino will raise its casino barge starting 6 a.m. Sunday. The casino will stay open during the eight-hour process and, once lifted, the hotel side entrance ramp will lead to the first floor of the casino instead of the second floor, the casino said in a release Friday. The process will be done “slowly and methodically” to where employees and patrons shouldn’t notice the barge is moving, said Heather Butler, senior director of marketing.

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Sam Stacy smiles as he prepares for a ceremony for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 579th Engineer Detachment (FEST-M) Friday.

Dean II. “It’s been a total team effort and a job well done,” Dean told his team. The 579th is a 36-member team comprised of 27 civilians and nine active-duty soldiers, Dean said. Civilian positions include surveyors, engineers, architect and document and accounting specialists. “The civilians provide the technical support, and the military provides the leadership,” he said. While in Afghanistan, the unit designed force protection buildings and police substations, roads, meeting and market places and other facilities for local and provincial Afghan governments, Dean said. “Now (the Corps) is in the process of getting these

things constructed,” he said. “I’d like to see in five years what has become of them.” For U.S. and coalition troop support, they designed rifle ranges, airfield drainage projects, sewage lagoons and wastewater treatment and other facilities. Sam Stacy, a civil engineer, returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan. “The work was fascinating,” said Stacy, a Vicksburg resident originally from Booneville, who previously went in 2003. “A lot more construction has been done — schools, houses have been built, roads and much more. You also see a lot more Afghan children outside playing now.” Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, commander of the Corps’ Mississippi Valley Divi-

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

Roxiana Franklin Roxiana Franklin died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home. She was 102. Mrs. Franklin was a homemaker and a member of Mount Carmel M.B. Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Scott and Josephine Myles Franklin; her husband, James Clark; four sons, James Clark, Frank Clark, Charlie Clark and Andrew Clark; a daughter, Josephine Clark Williams; and two sisters, Ethel Lassiter and Mary Franklin. Survivors include her son, the Rev. Ned Clark of Amelia, Va.; two daughters, Annie Mae Dawson of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Arnell Clark of Vicksburg; a sister, Elnora Wilcox of Vicksburg; 25 grandchildren; 44 greatgrandchildren; 10 greatgreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others. Services will be today at Mount Carmel M.B. Church with the Rev. Ned Clark officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Annie Mae Honorable Annie Mae Honorable died Thursday, April 28, 2011, at her home. She was 71. Mrs. Honorable was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church, where she was a mother of the church and a former usher. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Dora Mae Russell and Sara Gaines. Survivors include two sons, Joseph Powell and Ruben Powell, both of Vicksburg; a daughter, Dora Powell Washington of Chicago; and a sister, Estelle Donerson of Fairburn, Ga.; a grandchild and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and others. W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Barbara Mae Luckett Perryman DETROIT — Barbara Mae Luckett Perryman died Monday, April 25, 2011. She was 69. Mrs. Perryman was a former resident of Vicksburg. She was preceded in death

by her grandmother, Olivia Shepherd; her mother, Ora Lee Kelly; her father, Moses Luckett Sr.; two brothers, Moses Luckett II and John Kelly; a sister, Willie Mae Wright Boyd; and a son, John Perryman. Survivors include a son, David C. Perryman of

Detroit; three brothers, Lewis C. Davis, James H. Kelly and David L. Kelly, all of Vicksburg; a sister, Deloris Carr of Charlotte, N.C.; a grandson and other relatives and friends. Ellis Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

sion, commended the 579th for completing the two missions he gave them at sendoff a year ago — providing vital construction and technical engineering support, and coming back as a team. “That’s exactly what you’ve done,” Walsh said. “I want to thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice.” Walsh also noted that 10,000 civilian Corps’ employees had voluntary deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since the 2003 start of the war in Iraq.





Sunny today, highs in the mid-80s; mostly cloudy tonight, chance of showers and thunderstorms, lows in the mid-60s

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

LOCAL FORECAST Sunday-Monday Partly sunny Sunday, chance of showers and thunderstorms, highs in the mid80s; showers and thunderstorms Sunday night, lows in the mid-60s; mostly cloudy Monday, showers likely, highs in the lower 80s

STATE FORECAST TONIGHT mostly cloudy, chance of showers and thunderstorms, lows in the mid-60s Sunday-Monday Partly sunny Sunday, chance of showers and thunderstorms, highs in the mid80s; showers and thunderstorms Sunday night, lows in the mid-60s; mostly cloudy Monday, showers likely, highs in the lower 80s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 81º Low/past 24 hours............... 56º Average temperature......... 69º Normal this date................... 70º Record low..............45º in 1908 Record high............91º in 1970 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.................0.0 inch This month..............4.07 inches Total/year.................18.6 inches Normal/month......5.71 inches Normal/year........ 22.02 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active............................ 3:58 A.M. Most active...............10:09 P.M. Active............................. 4:20 P.M. Most active................10:31 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:42 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:43 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:17

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 42.9 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 24.5 | Change: -0.14 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 26.72 | Change: +0.98 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 24.22 | Change: +1.05 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 14.64 | Change: -1.44 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 29.43 | Change: +0.31 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land.................................... 88.49 River.................................... 90.65

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday........................................59.7 Monday......................................60.1 Tuesday......................................60.5 Memphis Sunday........................................40.4 Monday......................................41.0 Tuesday......................................41.6 Greenville Sunday........................................51.8 Monday......................................52.7 Tuesday......................................53.7 Vicksburg Sunday........................................45.2 Monday......................................46.4 Tuesday......................................47.4


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Even rescuers hobbled by massive twisters Storms TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Southerners found their emergency safety net shredded Friday as they tried to emerge from the nation’s deadliest tornado disaster since the Great Depression. Emergency buildings are wiped out. Bodies are stored in refrigerated trucks. Authorities are begging for such basics as flashlights. In one neighborhood, the storms even left firefighters to work without a truck. The death toll from Wednesday’s storms reached 329 across seven states, including 238 in Alabama, making it the deadliest U.S. tornado outbreak since March 1932, when another Alabama storm killed 332 people. Tornadoes that swept across the South and Midwest in April 1974 left 315 people dead. Hundreds if not thousands of people were injured Wednesday — 990 in Tuscaloosa alone — and as many as 1 million Alabama homes and businesses remained without power. The scale of the disaster astonished President Barack Obama when he arrived in the state Friday. “I’ve never seen devastation like this,” he said, standing in bright sunshine amid the wreckage in Tuscaloosa, where at least 45 people were killed and entire neighborhoods were flattened. Mayor Walt Maddox called it “a humanitarian crisis” for his city of more than 83,000. Maddox said up to 446 people were unaccounted for in the city, though he added that many of those reports probably were from people who have since found their loved ones but have not notified

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President Barack Obama and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley greet residents in the Alberta neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Friday, April 29, 2011, as they toured tornado damage. authorities. Cadaver-detecting dogs were deployed in the city Friday but they had not found any remains, Maddox said. During the mayor’s news conference, a man asked him for help getting into his home, and broke down as he told his story. “You have the right to cry,” Maddox told him. “And I can tell you the people of Tuscaloosa are crying with you.” At least one tornado — a 205 mph monster that left at least 13 people dead in Smithville, Miss. — ranked in the National Weather Service’s most devastating category, EF-5. Meteorologist Jim LaDue said he expects “many more” of Wednesday’s tornadoes to receive that same rating, with winds topping 200 mph. Tornadoes struck with unex-

pected speed in several states, and the difference between life and death was hard to fathom. Four people died in Bledsoe County, Tenn., but a family survived being tossed across a road in their modular home, which was destroyed, Mayor Bobby Collier said. By Friday, residents whose homes were blown to pieces were seeing their losses worsen — not by nature, but by man. In Tuscaloosa and other cities, looters have been picking through the wreckage to steal what little the victims have left. Tuscaloosa police imposed a curfew and got help from National Guard troops to try to stop the scavenging. Along their flattened paths, the twisters blew down police and fire stations and other

emergency buildings along with homes, businesses, churches and power infrastructure. The number of buildings lost, damage estimates and number of people left homeless remained unclear two days later, in part because the storm also ravaged communications systems. Tuscaloosa’s emergency management center was destroyed, so officials used space in one of the city’s most prominent buildings — the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium — as a substitute before moving operations to the Alabama Fire College. Less than two weeks ago, the stadium hosted more than 90,000 fans for the football team’s spring intrasquad Red-White Game.

Royals Continued from Page A1. groom topper. “And (Kate’s) mother looked beautiful,” said Lyn Frazier. Virginia Monsour turned to Jeanette Cox and said, “You look so glamorous.” “I wore this to my grandson’s wedding two years ago,” replied Cox, clad in an emerald green top fit for a royal affair. The lunch dates started in the summers “years ago” with Byram and Monsour, also a retired teacher, gathering monthly. It has grown to seven. “It just kind of evolved,” Byram said. “We’ll make a plan for a restaurant next month,” said Jeepy Shiers. Friday’s menu included shrimp salad and Italian wedding soup, courtesy of Byram’s husband, John. “He just rolls his eyes and then offers to help,” she said. The retired banker didn’t stick around for the festivities. “He asked, ‘When can I come back?’ And, I said, ‘Whenever you want. All the doors will be unlocked.’” Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement in November. The two had been dating, off and on, since 1993. He is 28; she, 29. Both are first children. William has a younger brother, Prince Harry, 26;

from tornados and other strong winds, but some was from floods, particularly in DeSoto County, said MEMA spokesman Greg Flynn. With 52 counties providing storm assessments, 1,822 homes have been reported damaged. About one-third of those — 663 — are severely damaged or destroyed. At least 91 businesses are damaged, with at least 54 of those severely damaged or destroyed. Barbour traveled Friday to Smithville, a northeast Mississippi town of about 900 residents, where 14 were killed by a tornado with winds over 200 mph. The governor said 12 people were still missing in the town Friday. The National Weather Service classified the Wednesday afternoon twister as an EF-5, the strongest rating for tornado damage. “To come into Smithville and see the devastation here, the utter obliteration that’s come to this town, is moving, eye-opening,” Barbour said. “And I’m committed to bringing Smithville back newer and better.” Barbour has asked President Barack Obama for a federal disaster declaration for the entire state. In east central Mississippi’s Clarke County, tornado survivors Doug and Tina Steen picked through their possessions Friday, trying to find what was salvageable as crews worked to restore electricity and make sure structures were safe. A half-mile wide tornado zigzagged just east of Enterprise on Wednesday, leaving a path of destruction while narrowly missing an elementary school and other city buildings in the rural area near the Alabama line. The Steens left their mobile home just before the tornado struck, driving south to avoid the worst of the destruction. When they returned, trees littered the highway and their roof was gone. Half of their neighbor’s trailer was wrapped around a tree as insulation blew across the highway. “When we first showed up you couldn’t even recognize that there were homes and you could barely see the highway — it was just total destruction,” Doug Steen

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said Friday. “We’re lucky that everyone in our neighborhood is safe. We’re even able to save some of our possessions. “It happened so fast there wasn’t even any time for it to rain.” The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported that in Smithville, Barbour commended the local response, particularly the efforts by church groups. He added that not many people are sleeping in shelters because neighbors have taken them in. The National Guard, which has been on the scene since Wednesday, will stay in Smithville as the cleanup continues. The tornado that hit Smithville at 3:44 p.m. EDT on Wednesday had winds of 205 mph and was the first EF-5 in Mississippi since 1966, the National Weather Service said Friday. The assessment is preliminary, based on photos taken Thursday and consultation with experts. It will be confirmed later this year after further inspections. The weather service said the tornado was a halfmile wide and was on the ground for close to three miles. National Guard troops are on duty in Smithville, where dozens of structures were blown to bits. Barbour on Friday warned of another pending weather disaster: flooding along the Mississippi River, which could affect large portions of the western side of the state. He urged people living along the river to move to higher areas in anticipation of the cresting next month. “They don’t need to wait until the 18th of May,” he said. In rural Clarke County, south of Meridian, Traci Mayo said Friday that she and her 9-year-old son went to a neighbor’s house as a tornado approached Wednesday. “It was really loud and happened really quick,” Mayo said. “You could see the debris — tree branches and pieces of homes — flying through the air.”


RELIGION SATURDAY, Ap Ril il 30, 2011 • SE C TI O N B DEVOTION B2 | CHURCH EVENTS B3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Sentiments more valued than gifts on Mom’s Day Q: My siblings and I want to give our mom a nice Mother’s Day. But we want to do something more creative than just taking her to lunch. Do you have any suggestions? Jim: I’d take the opportunity to just talk to her. Tell her why you love her and what you appreciate about her. For some reason, that’s hard to do, even with those closest to us. We often take the people we love for granted. If you can recall stories from childhood that convey how much you felt loved by your FOCUS ON mom, that THE FAMILY will likely be the best gift she could possibly receive. Give it a try! Q: My adolescent daughter frequently hits her FOCUS ON siblings. THE FAMILY She is the oldest child. I am at a loss as to what the best consequence is for this type of behavior. Where do I begin? Juli: This is obviously behavior that you don’t want to tolerate in your home. When an older child hits younger siblings, it’s called bullying and should be treated that way. Often parents treat all bad behavior with the same response. They punish their kids identically whether they spill the milk, forget to make their beds or tell a lie. The problem with this approach is that children are not able to distinguish between behaviors that are merely annoying and those that are completely unacceptable. Hitting her younger siblings should be treated as a very serious violation of family rules. I recommend that you and your spouse sit down with your daughter, state clearly that you will not allow her to hit her younger siblings and spell out the way you expect her to behave as the oldest child. Let her know what consequence she can expect if she does it again. Make the consequences painful, like, “You will be grounded from everything but school for a week.” As firm as you should be in setting your expectations and enforcing consequences, also give your daughter the opportunity to share with you why she is hitting her siblings. •

8 sites in Vicksburg set up for National Day of Prayer From staff reports The National Day of Prayer is Thursday, and eight prayer sites will be available in Vicksburg. “We always need to pray,” said Dr. Willie Nettle, minister of Bypass Church of Christ and chairman of the local National Day of Prayer planing committee. “But it’s especially important during

these difficult times.” People are asked to gather from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at: Pemberton Plaza, across from Blockbuster Video; City Hall on Walnut Street; the U.S. Army corps of Engineers Vicksburg District on East Clay Street; the Corps’ Mat-sinking Unit at the E.W. Haining Industrial Center; Riverfront Park off Washington Street; and Highland

Thursday at: • Pemberton Plaza, across from Block Blockbuster Video. • City Hall on Walnut Street. •U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District on East Clay Street. • Corps’ Mat-sinking Unit at the E.W. Haining In-dustrial Center. • Riverfront Park off Washington Street.

• Highland Baptist at Halls Ferry and Cain Ridge roads. Nursing homes: • Heritage House on Wisconsin Avenue at 10 a.m. • Vicksburg Con Convalescent Home on Cherry Street, time to be announced.

U.S. Catholics celebrate, debate as late pope moves toward sainthood

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Baptist at Halls Ferry and Cain Ridge roads. Two nursing homes, Vicksburg Convalescent Home and Heritage House, will host gatherings — Heritage House at 10 a.m. and Vicksburg Convalescent at a time to be determined later. The National Day of Prayer was established in 1952 and is held each first Thursday in May.

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What is beatification? It is the next-to-last step before a Catholic is formally declared a saint, meaning the church teaches that person is definitely in heaven. In order to be beatified, which confers the title ‘blessed,’ a person’s life has to stand up to a thorough investigation, and one miracle has to be attributed to the candidate. There’s normally a five-year waiting period between a candidate’s death and when the process begins, but Pope Benedict XVI waived that for Pope John Paul II, his predecessor.

RALEIGH, N.C. — When Pope John Paul II moves a step closer to sainthood on Sunday, the event will be celebrated in cathedrals, high schools and homes by American Roman Catholics who revere the Polish pontiff like none before him. Other American Catholics see the occasion as a reminder that the charismatic, globe-trotting pope was a better leader for the world at large than for his own flock. John Paul II has only been dead for six years, but his 27-year tenure as leader of the church is already being harkened to by believers as a golden age, when Catholicism faced down Soviet Communism and won admirers from all faiths. They see the scheduled beatification in Rome as the obvious way to recognize the man referred to by many as John Paul the Great. “It’s a huge deal, especially here in the U.S., in this secularized culture that we’re moving toward, what he called the culture of death,” said Justin Braga, 28, of Waltham, Mass. “He was standing up against that. He wanted to maintain the sacredness of things.” The focus on the first pope to truly harness the global media is a welcome break for many Catholics weary of fights over doctrine and politics, and the still-raw anger generated by the sexual abuse scandals uncovered in the last decade. For some Catholics, John Paul II’s papacy is inseparable from those troubles. “There are lots of people saying he was a great pope for the world, but not nearly as great a pope for the church,” said Thomas Groome, chairman of the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College. “Many Catholics feel he did not embrace the spirit of renewal and reform heralded by the Second Vatican Council.” Beatification is the next-to-last step before a Catholic is formally declared a saint, meaning the church teaches that person is definitely in heaven. In order to be beatified, which confers the title “blessed,” a person’s life has to stand up to a thorough investigation, and one miracle has to be attributed to the candidate. There’s normally a fiveyear waiting period between a candidate’s death and when the process begins, but Pope Benedict XVI waived that for his predecessor. John Paul II won’t become a saint until he’s canonized, which requires the documentation of another miracle, usually a cure for an illness that medical science can’t explain. A beatified person can be venerated in local churches, but saints can be celebrated anywhere in the world. John Paul II was himself an enthusiastic promoter of sainthood and beatification. He streamlined the process to make canonization move faster, celebrated canonizations all over the world and named more saints than all the popes in the previous 400 years combined. “He understood that there’s nothSee Pope, Page B4.


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

Berachah Services at Berachah Church, 2918 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 7 tonight with praise and worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Children’s church is provided for ages 4-8 and a nursery for ages up to 3. Women’s Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Awana begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Bible study and youth service are at 7. Roger Cresswell is pastor. Visit

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

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship begins at 11 with the sanctuary choir singing special music by led Jerry Stuart, music minister. Brian Parker, minister of students and education will deliver the morning message. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Evening services begin at 5 with mission organizations, youth and adult Bible study. Worship is at 6, followed by the deacons meeting at 7. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with prayer service, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

Bovina U.M.C. Services at Bovina United Methodist Church, 70 Bovina Drive, begin at 9:30 a.m. with a special time for children directed by Carol Farrar. Wednesday’s bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Lister Bowdoin is pastor.

Bowmar Baptist Services at Bowmar Baptist Church, 1825 U.S. 61 South, begin at 8:30 a.m. with classic worship. Lifegroups meet at 9:20. Creative worship for families, age-graded worship and youth worship begin at 10:30. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request during the classic and creative services. Call 601-636-2596 or visit

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the youths meeting, followed by worship at 11. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the home of John and Clara Oakes. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all

ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Joshua DuBoise of Henderson, Tenn., guest speaker, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly is at 6 with DuBoise. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

Calvary Baptist The youth’s yard sale fundraiser begins at 6 today. Services at Calvary Baptist Church, 2878 Old Highway 27, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bruce Bryant, interim pastor, delivering the message. A special benevolence offering will be received at the close of services. R.L. Sigrest is worship leader. Evening activities begin at 4 with sanctuary choir practice, followed by discipleship training at 5 and worship at 6 with Bryant. On Monday, ladies are invited to the Warren WMU meeting at 11 a.m. at the missions office. ACTS potluck meeting begins at 11:30 with Sheriff Martin Pace singing. GROW visitation begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Children’s activities, Youth-the-Gathering and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Calvary M.B. Services at Calvary M.B. Church, 406 Klein St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 each first and fifth Sunday. A meeting will follow worship this Sunday. Breakfast is served at 9 a.m. each second Sunday. Mission meeting is each third Sunday. Covenant is each fourth Sunday. Both begin at 11 a.m.

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

Christ Episcopal Christ Episcopal Church, 1115 Main Street, will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. in the chapel and Holy Eucharist, Rite II at 10 in the nave. The Rev. David Elliott will preach and celebrate at both services. A Christian education program dealing with Life, Death, and Resurrection begins at 9 in the parish hall. Choir practice begins at 9:30 in the parish hall. Fellowship and refreshments follow the 10 a.m. service in the parish hall. Childcare will be provided during the 10 a.m. service. On Wednesday, the coffee/ Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. in the Sunday school building. A lay healing service begins at 12:15 p.m. in the chapel, conducted by Elliott. Call 601-638-5899 or visit www.christchurchvburg.

Church of Christ Sunday services at Church of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-0141 or 601-5290904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.

devotion “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.”

Hebrews 10:24 • One area where Christians can shed the light of Christ is in our school system. We have a generation who has no standards or right and wrong — everything is relative. In our schools our children are being taught that they have descended from animals. Is it any wonder that many have begun to act like animals? • What can you and I do? We must “love” our way back in ! We must get involved by becoming members of the PTA. We must encourage teachers and tell them we are praying for them. We must go to school board meetings and find out about policies and curricula. • We must seek to be holy people in a godless world. And if we don’t, we are contributing to the demise of the next generation. • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site:

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

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal The Church of the Holy Trinity, Episcopal, South and Monroe streets, will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter with Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, at 10:30. The Rev. Brandt Dick will celebrate and preach at both services. Adult and youth Sunday school is at 9:30. Children’s Sunday school begins at 10:15. A nursery is provided. Pilates is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday, Lunch Bunch Group meets at 12:10 p.m. Congregational supper begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Daughters of the King begins at 6:30.

Cool Spring M.B. Services at Cool Spring M.B. Church, 385 Falk Steel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Communion is each first Sunday at 11. Regular service is each third Sunday at 9 a.m. Prayer service begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study. The Rev. Byron Maxwell is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, Melody Music Makers and confirmation class meeting. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40 and worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible in Wesley Hall. The youth/parent meeting begins at 4 p.m. MAAD for kindergarten through sixth grade and UMYF will meet at 5. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotional begin at 6:50 a.m. On Wednesday, VBS meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Adult handbell rehearsal is at 6. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 7. Family Game Night begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Floral Hall. The Web site is

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with traditional worship, followed by Sunday Snackdown before Sunday school classes for all ages. Contemporary worship and children’s church are at

11. A nursery is provided. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Eagle Lake Baptist Services at Eagle Lake Baptist Church, Eagle Lake community, begin at 8 a.m. with brotherhood breakfast, followed by Sunday school at 9:45. Worship is at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Dwight Sibley, pastor, delivering the message. Wednesday service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, begin at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Fellowship time follows the service. Sunday school begins at 10:20. The Eagle Lake Hi-Steppers walk in the fellowship hall at 9 a.m. weekdays. On Wednesday, men’s breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Redwood Homemakers meet at 10:30 a.m. at the senior center. Maudy Thursday worship begins at 7 p.m. The Last Supper will be observed. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Ebenezer Baptist Services at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 2346 Grove St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Willie H. Smith is superintendent. Communion is each first Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Bible class and prayer meeting begin at 6 p.m. each second and fifth Wednesday. Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr. is pastor.

Edwards Baptist Services at Edwards Baptist Church, 101 Magnolia St., Edwards begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Sunday and Wednesday. All services will be led by Dr. John McCall, interim pastor. Choir practice is canceled. Curlee Green is minister of music. Linda Dickson is pianist. A nursery is provided and managed by Debby Best. Call 601-852-8141 or visit edwardsbaptch@bellsouth. net..

Faith Christian Center Services at Faith Christian Center, 1100 Main St., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. A men’s and women’s fellowship is at 5 p.m. each first Sunday. Intercessory prayer is at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class and teens ministry at 7. Dr. Ollie Hardaway Jr. is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-1600.

Family Life Cathedral Sunday services at Family Life Cathedral, An Oasis of Love, 2832 Ken Karyl Ave.,

begin at 9:30 a.m. with Successful Living classes, followed by praise and worship at 11. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3, and children’s church is available. Second Sunday praise and worship begin at 8 a.m. Successful Living classes begin at 6 p.m. Friends and Family Day is each third Sunday with Successful Living classes at 9:30, followed by praise and worship at 11. On Wednesday, intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m., followed by discipleship classes at 7. Morning prayer is from 6 until 9 on Friday. Call 601-6293900, 601-218-5629 or 601-6383433. E-mail flcoasisoflove@ Betty J. Young Tyler is pastor.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship at 10:50 with Jose Rodrigues, guest speaker, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Church picnic begins at 4 p.m. at the City Park Pavilion. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic at 4:30 p.m.; family supper begins at 4:45; and church family time begins at 5:50. Adult Bible study, youth Bible study, children’s activity, preschool care and adult choir rehearsal are at 6:15. Joy Fellowship meets at 11 a.m. Thursday for a covered-dish luncheon and program. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg. org.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1511 1/2 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 3 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday and at noon Saturday before the third Sunday. The Rev. Roosevelt Smith is pastor.

5 p.m. Fuse is at 6. The choir director is Sharon Penley. The organist is Barbara Tracy. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.On Tuesday, men’s Bible study begins at 7:15 a.m.; Al Anon begins at noon. Deacons will meet at 5 p.m. Junior high girls small group meets at 6. Chamber choir begins at 6:30. On Wednesday, Confirmation Class begins at 4 p.m. Choir interns will meet at 4:45. Sanctuary choir practice begins at 6. Youth small groups meet at 6 and 7. Meals on Wheels meet at 10:45 a.m. Friday.

Freemount A.M.E. First Sunday services at Freemount A.M.E. Church, 1190 Myles Station Road, Hermanville, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Theodra Rowan is pastor. Call 601-702-0570.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m. Worship with a baptismal service is at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Evening activites begin at 4 with VBS meeting. Discipleship training begins at 5:30, followed by worship at 6:30. On Wednesday, prayer and business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m. Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

Greater Mount Lebanon

Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. The Rev. Duncan Parish will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by fellowship supper at 7.

Services at Greater Mount Lebanon Baptist Church, 339 Alpine St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is each first and third Sunday at 11. On Wednesday, Sunday preview begins at 5:30 p.m. Intercessory prayer begins at 6:30, followed by Bible class at 7. Deacon’s board meeting begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday before the third Sunday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. each first, second and third Tuesday. Curtis Ross is pastor.

First Pentecostal

Greater Mount Zion

Services at First Pentecostal, 6541 Paxton Road, begin tonight at 7 with churchwide prayer. Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday night service begins at 7:20. Youth activities are scheduled for ages 12 and up. A nursery for children as old as 2 is provided. Signing for the hearing impaired is available upon request. For a free Bible study call 601-638-1118.

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

First Christian Church

First Presbyterian Services at First Presbyterian Church, Cherry and South streets, begin at 8:55 a.m. with a service of Praise and Thanksgiving in the chapel. Worship is at 9:30 in the sanctuary led by the Rev. Tim Brown. Sunday school is at 10:45. Youth hamburger cookout begins at 11:30. VMTA honors recital begins at 2:30 p.m. Sarah Heltzel Chamber concert begins at

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Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. Bible class is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James C. Archer is associate pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin with the trustees meeting at 7:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 8:45, followed by worship at 10. Adult Bible study and children’s handbells and activities begin at 5. Snack supper begins at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Cub Scouts meets at 6 p.m. Boy Scouts meets at 7. On Tuesday, prayer group meeting is at 6 p.m. Girl Scout leader meeting begins at 6:30. On Wednesday, S.W.I.M. practice begins at 4 p.m. Handbells begins at 5:45; and chancel choir is at 7. On Thursday, Adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Children’s Council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Spanish class begins at 7.

Holly Grove M.B. Services at Holly Grove M.B. Church, 746 Johnson St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Betty Brown is superintendent. Visitation of the sick and shut-ins follow Sunday school each third Sunday. Worship with Communion being observed is each first Sunday at 11. R.L. Miller is pastor.

House of Israel Services at The House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. with Sabbath School each Saturday. Evening worship begins at 1 p.m. Bible Class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Radio Outreach Ministry is broadcast on 100.5 F.M. WRTM Sunday morning at 9. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister.

House of Peace Services at The House of Peace Worship Church International, 2372 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. On Monday, a “Back to the Basics Bible Class” is at 5 p.m. Intercessory prayer is at 6. On Tuesday, intercessory prayer begins at 5 p.m. Bible class and budget/ finance class are at 6. Choir rehearsal is at 7. Perfect Peace is broadcast at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday on WUFX-11. Moving Into the Harvest Leadership Conference will be at the Rolling Fork location on May 27 and 28. Apostle Michael O. Exum, Potters House International, speaker. Group discounts available. For prices and to register, call 601-630-3362.

TODAY • Springhill M.B. — 5 p.m., Youth Explosion; Oscar Davis, pastor of The Word Church, guest speaker; 815 Mission 66. • Stanfield New Life Christian — 5 p.m., Night of Celebration; release of Mary Marshall-Calvin’s first gospel CD; Dr. John and Lora Williams, pastors; 1404 Lane St. • The Word Church — 10 a.m., Destiny Push for Women Fellowship; Cecelia Woodard, speaker and prophetess; Oscar L. Davis, apostle and pastor; 1201 Grove St.

SUNDAY • Christian Home No 2 — 3 p.m., Women’s Day; Valorie Spiller, guest speaker; 601-634-0978 or 601-636-7934; the Rev.Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. • Forest Grove M.B. — 3 p.m., Family and Friends Day; the Rev. Ray Earl Coleman, guest speaker; the Rev. Michael A. White, pastor; 3203 River Road, Fayette. • House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center — 11 a.m., Fish fry, hot dogs and hamburgers; Vicksburg Riverfront Park. • Southside Baptist — 6 p.m., Men of Music concert; 95 Baptist Drive.

MONDAY • St. James No. 1 M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Frank Gardner, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; 400 Adams St.

TUESDAY • St. James No. 1 M.B. — 7 p.m.,Revival; the Rev. Frank Gardner, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; 400 Adams St.

WEDNESDAY • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., Women’s conference; Evangelists Shirley Jackson, Marva McKinley Smith and Phalecia Sanders; Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • St. James No. 1 M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Frank Gardner, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; 400 Adams St.

THURSDAY • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., Women’s conference; Evangelists Shirley Jackson, Marva McKinley Smith and Phalecia Sanders; Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • St. James No. 1 M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Frank Gardner, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; 400 Adams St.

MAY 7 • First Baptist Church of Pearl— 6:30 p.m., Gospel Singing Jubilee; Chuck Wagon Gang, Tim Frith and Gospel Echoes and Southern Plainsmen; 601-906-0677; 405 N. Bierdeman Road. • Nazarene — 6 p.m., Mother-daughter banquet; tickets $10; 601-634-0082; 3428 Wisconsin Ave. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 3 p.m., Mother’s Luncheon and Pearls of Wisdom; 260 Mississippi 2 • Porters Chapel UMC — 6:30 a.m., Stuff Sale; books, clothes, electronics and other items; 200 Porters Chapel Road

MAY 8 • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina. • St. Mary’s Episcopal — 4 p.m., Mother’s Day Songfest with Roger Alford and Sid Champion; reception to follow; Bolton.

MAY 9 • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina.

MAY 10 • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina.

MAY 11 • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina.

MAY 12 • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina.

FRIDAY • Greater Grove Street M.B. — 7:30 p.m., Women’s conference; Evangelists Shirley Jackson, Marva McKinley Smith and Phalecia Sanders; Dr. Casey Fisher, pastor; 2715 Alcorn Drive. • St. James No. 1 M.B. — 7 p.m., Revival; the Rev. Frank GardServices at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is each second Sunday and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Breakfast is each first and third Sunday at 8:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Adrian Clark is pastor.

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

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

Immanuel Baptist

King of Kings

Services at Immanuel Baptist Church, 6949 U.S. 61 South, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship and children’s church, led by children’s director Ashley Coomes, at 10:45. Evening activities begin at 5 with discipleship training and choir practice, followed by worship at 6. On Wednesdays, prayer service, children’s classes for grades K-6 and youth services begin at 7 p.m. Adult choir practice, led by interim music director Dale Yocum, begins at 8. A nursery is available. Billy Brumfield is pastor. Jason McGuffie is associate pastor and youth minister.

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

Jones Chapel M.B.

ner, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; 400 Adams St.

King Solomon Sunday services at King Solomon Baptist Church, 1401 Farmer St., begin with Hour of Soul-Saving Power at 8:15 a.m. with the male choir. Regular worship follows at 10 with the mass choir providing the music. The Rev. R.D. Bernard, pastor, will deliver the message. Nursery is pro-

vided beginning at 9:30 a.m. The service can be heard on WRTM-FM 100.5 at 11 a.m. and on WJIW 104.7 FM and sKJIW 94.5 FM at 7 p.m. Discipleship training is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Bible study is at noon each Friday. CDs or DVDs of Sunday messages are available by calling 601-638-7658. For transportation call 601831-4387 or 601-630-5342 the day before.

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

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Women’s intercessory prayer is between Sunday school and 11 a.m. worship, which is led by Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor. Men’s prayer is at 5:30 p.m. and evening worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A nursery is provided for all services.

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

MAY 13 • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina. second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit E-mail livingwordbless@aol. com

Lutheran Church of the Messiah The Divine Service of the Second Sunday of Easter will be celebrated at The Lutheran Church of the Messiah (LCMS), 301 Cain Ridge Road, at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school for all ages at 10:30. Call 601-6361894 or visit

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

Morning Star M.B. Services at Morning Star M.B. Church, 848 Glass Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by youth worship at 11. Prayer meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class at 7:30. The Rev. James C. Archer is pastor.

Mound Baptist Services at Mound Baptist Church, U.S. 80, Mound, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tommy Simpkins will deliver the messages. Wednesday night prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30, led by Jeff Reddick.

Mount Alban M.B. Services at Mount Alban M.B. Church, 2385 Mount Alban Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leonard Knight, deacon and superintendent. Worship with Communion is each first Sunday; praise and worship are each second, third and fourth Sunday; youth service is each fifth Sunday; all begin at 11. On Wednesday, prayer/ Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, choir rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Women of Faith Ministry meet at 10 a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

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

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

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

choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601-636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service is each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society begins at 3 p.m. each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

Mount Carmel Sunday services at Mount Carmel Ministries, 2015 Grove St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school for all ages. Worship begins at 11 with Communion each first Sunday. Musicians rehearsal begins at 6 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, praise and worship choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Bible study is at 7. Men’s fellowship is at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Exercise class begins at 8 a.m. Saturdays. For information or transportation, call 601-638-9015.

Mount Givens M.B. Services at Mount Givens M.B. Church, 210 Kirkland Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school each second, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. Alice Scott is teacher. Sarah Cosey is superintendent. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is each Wednesday at 6: 30 p.m., led by the Rev. Terry L. Moore, pastor. Choir rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. each third and fourth Friday, under the direction of Karen Baker, musician. Call 601-631-0602.

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

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

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

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church events Continued from Page B3. No. 1 M.B. Church, 920 Fifth North St., begin at 8:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. Holy Communion is each first Sunday at 10. Prayer service is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by Bible class at 7, led by Larry Brown, pastor. Prayer service begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by Bible class at 6, led by Percy Bell, deacon.

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

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

Nazarene Services for Vicksburg First Church of Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50. Evening praise and worship is at 6. Hispanci Sunday service and Sunday school are at 3 p.m. On Wednesday, youth activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and worship team practice are at 6, followed by Bible study at 7. Adults continue with “Ashes to Fire.” Hispanic congregation’s Bible study and fellowship is at 7 p.m. Friday. Mother-Daughter Banquet begins at 6 p.m. May 7. Tickets are $10 through the church office, 601-634-0082. The Rev. Chuck Parish is pastor. Pastor Emeritus is the Rev. Kuhrman Cox. Visit www.vicksburg-nazarene. org.

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

New Mount Elem M.B. Services at New Mount Elem M.B. Church, 3014 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11. On Tuesday, prayer/ Bible class is at 7. Dr. Leonard Walker is pastor.

Northside Baptist Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. A nursery is provided. Eve-

ning activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with Mission Study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7.

be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, Kidz Klub meets at 3 p.m. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Open Door

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

Services at Open Door Bible Church, 4866 Mount Alban Road, begin at 10:15 a.m. with Sunday school, led by Paul Rush. Worship is at 11:15 with Ken Harper delivering the message. Joe Branch is song leader. Tim Goodson is pianist and provides special music. A nursery is provided. Call 601-6360313. E-mail opendoorbible@

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/ Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members class, followed by worship at 11. A nursery for children as old as 4 is provided. On Tuesday, Covenant Nursing Home Ministry begins at 6 p.m. Bible Institute is at 7:30. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Second Sunday of Easter services at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 11 a.m. with worship. The Rev. David Harrisonwill be bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early service, followed by Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11 with the Rev. D.R. Ragsdale delivering the sermon. Ken Warren will lead congregational singing. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Thursday, Sisters By Choice will meet at 6 p.m. Frances Hathorn Circle will have a “Stuff Sale” beginning at 6:30 a.m. May 7. Call 601-636-2966 or e-mail pcumc­_vicksburg@yahoo. com.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Colt and Christopher Lee will

Ridgeway Baptist

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Second Sunday of Easter at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Morning Prayer. Choir practice is at 9:45, under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster. Morning Prayer will also be read at 11. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Child care is provided at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Eucharist and Healing service begins at 6:30 pm. Call 601-636-6687.

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

at Holy Eucharist Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. Snacks are served before and after the service.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter/Divine Mercy Sunday. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. with students from the parish receiving Holy Communion for the first time at 10:30 a.m. with May Crowning at mass, followed by a reception in Glynn Hall. Daily Mass is at 7 am. Tuesday through Friday. First Friday Mass and Anointing of the Sick is at 7 a.m., followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 7 p.m. R.C.I.A. will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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

Southside Baptist

Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton is superintendent. Worship and fellowship services begin at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. The Lord’s Supper is observed at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday. Rosman Daniels is the musician. Elder Jeffrey D. MaGee is pastor.

Services at Southside Baptist Church, 95 Baptist Drive, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Greg Clemts, pastor, speaking. Andrew Clemts, interim song director, and Jim Bowman, instrumentalist, will lead the music. Adult choir practice is at 4 p.m. and Bible study at 5, followed by worship at 6. Midweek prayer services are at 10 a.m. each Wednesday, and Bible study/prayer service is at 7 p.m. Call 601-631-0047, or visit www.southsidebcvicksburg. com.

St. Mary’s Catholic

Travelers Rest Baptist

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1512 Main St., will celebrate the Second Sunday of Easter at 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday in the parish chapel. Devotion to the Blessed Mother is at 7 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Choir rehearsal is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rosary is recited at 8:30 a.m. Sunday before Mass. The Sacrament of Penance is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Sunday, or by appointment. Youth Mass is each fourth Sunday. The Rev. Malcolm O’Leary, SVD, is pastor. Call 601-6360115.

Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. A nursery is available. Children’s church is available. Music is by the Men of Purpose. Deacons meet at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday night. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is as follows: Men of Purpose each first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m.; Perfect Praise at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday; Inspirational choir each

St. Mark Free Will

St. Mary’s Episcopal St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Second Sunday of Easter at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve


second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; and United Voices of Worship at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor. Call 601-6363712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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

Triumphant Baptist Services at Triumphant Baptist Church, 124 Pittman Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with New Sunday Connection/ New Members Transition Classes at the Kings Empowerment Center. Partners in Prayer begins at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by worship at 10. Women’s ministry is at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the administration building. Activities at the Kings Empowerment Center include aerobics at 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Mass choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Elders Bible study is at noon Friday in the administration building. Usher/Helps Ministry is at 4 p.m. each fourth Saturday at the administration building. For transportation, call 601-218-1319, 601-638-8135 or 601-638-8108. The Rev. Dexter Jones is pastor. Visit www. triumphantchurchvicksburg. org.

Warrenton Services at Warrenton Independent Baptist Church, 829 Belva Drive, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Marvin E. Curtis Jr., pastor, delivering the message. Junior church is during worship and is led by Scott Audirsch, associate youth pastor. Evening worship is at 6 with Curtis delivering the message. Wednesday prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. with Curtis. Prayer time will follow. Visit

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley. Evening worship is at 6. Wednesday activities are at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Pastor

Scott Reiber preaching, assisted by Elder Jim Harrison. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. Youth is at 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Klub is at 5. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. Hannah Circle meets at 7 p.m. Monday. Mississippi Valley Presbytery at Reformed Theological Seminary begins at 9 a.m. Choir practice begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer/Bible study is at 7:15. Wellspring begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Choir practice begins at 5 p.m. Evening worship begins at 6 with the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. with all the ministries meeting. A nursery is provided.

Woodlawn Baptist Services at Woodlawn Baptist Church, 2310 Culkin Road, begin at 9:40 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. The Rev. Kent Campbell is pastor. The Rev. Mike Barber is minister of music. Devin Rost is minister of students. A nursery is provided for children as old as 3. Children’s church is available, following Sunday school. Morning services are at 11 on WBBV-101.3-FM or Evening activities begin at 4:45 with Awana. Youth Bible study and worship service begin at 6. On Wednesday, early service begins at 10 a.m. Family activities begin with supper at 5 p.m. Reservation deadline is noon on Tuesday. Children’s missions and music are at 5:40. Youth Underground Connections meet at 5:30. Worship is at 6. The sanctuary choir will practice at 7. Call 601-636-5320.

The Word Church Services at the Word Church of Vicksburg, 1201 Grove St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11:30. Bible Class begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Hour of Power Prayer. Intercessory prayer begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Apostle Oscar L. Davis is pastor, 601-807-3776.

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

Continued from Page B1. ing like a canonization to fire up the faithful,” said Justin Catanoso, a North Carolina journalist and author of “My Cousin the Saint,” about his relative Gaetano Catanoso, who was beatified and named a saint by John Paul II. “It’s just a gorgeous ritual.” Saints play an important role in the lives of Catholics, who believe they serve not just as models of holiness but as advocates for the faithful. Catholics don’t worship saints, but ask the saints to intercede for them with God.

His enduring popularity can be partially gauged in the enthusiasm greeting his beatification. Masses are being offered in dioceses across the country, and Catholic book stores are putting out special displays of books and memorabilia tied to the beatification. At least 30 schools around the U.S. are named for John Paul II, with several of them hosting special Masses, art shows or other programs to coincide with the event in Rome. A delegation of faculty members from Pope

John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., has already left for Rome, according to Headmaster Faustin Weber. But the bond between a Polish pope focused on the problems of Eastern Europe under Communist domination and the American public isn’t necessarily a natural one. John Paul II worked to develop that kinship by frequent travel and by turning his attention to young people, a group previously overlooked by many popes and religious leaders.

“So many people have more firsthand experience with him than they did with any other pope,” said Sister Mary Ann Walsh, spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. “He got to the heartland as well as the great metropolises, and I think that touched people.” The pope visited the U.S. seven times between 1979 and 1999. He also created World Youth Day, a pilgrimage that draws hundreds of thousands of young Catholics to locations around the world.

But the last years of his papacy coincided with the sexual abuse crisis that engulfed first the U.S. church, and then Catholics around the world. For believers like those in the group Voice of the Faithful, John Paul II’s legacy includes a failure to deal adequately with not only allegations of sexual abuse by priests, but with bishops who transferred clergymen to new assignments rather than confront the problem head-on. “At Mass, we ask forgiveness for ‘what I have done

and what I have failed to do,’” said Clare Keane of Winchester, Mass., a member of the group. “One thing he failed to do was crack down on known sexual predators.” For millions of American Catholics, though, the name John Paul II still conjures images of the vast crowds gathered in stadiums for Mass, the fall of the Berlin Wall and a robust defense of traditional church teaching on everything from sexual morality to the Virgin Mary.



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



WC hosts Madison Cent. Today, 7 p.m.


WC hosts Madison Cent. Today, 11 a.m. Game 3 follows, if necessary VHS at NW Rankin Today, 1 p.m. Game 3 follows, if necessary

ON TV 6 p.m. Fox - The Sprint Cup Series, fresh off the Easter Break, takes on the three-wide racing surface of Richmond under the lights.



Jaguars overwhelm WC in opener By Jeff Byrd MADISON — It took Madison Central just 92 minutes to grab a 1-0 lead in a Class 6A second-round playoff series Friday night at Jaguar Field. The Jaguars, ranked seventh nationally by, belted 15 hits to crush Warren Central 15-3 in five innings. Madison Central (27-1) will seek to close out the series tonight at 7 in Game 2 at Viking Field.

Vikings coach Josh Abraham is pinning his hopes that senior Beau Wallace can extend the series when he takes the ball for Game 2. Wallace did his part in Game 1 by getting a pair of hits, including a solo home run in the fifth inning off Jaguar starter and Ole Miss signee Josh Laxer. “What we’ve got to do is take care of business on our home field like they just did on their home field,” Abraham said. The third-year Viking coach had to tip his cap to

the Jaguars’ hitting prowess. Five of their 15 hits went for extra bases and that included a two-run homer by Ole Miss signee Zac Irwin in the second inning that extended a 5-2 lead to 7-2. “They swung it well tonight,” Abraham said, “We swung it well. We just didn’t make as many plays as we needed to.” WC third baseman Carlos Gonzalez gave WC (13-12) an early jolt when he golfed a Laxer fastball over the stands in left-field for a 2-0

lead with two outs in the top of the first inning. Wallace was aboard after he reached on a leadoff single. Madison Central coach Gregg Perry was not too concerned about the early home run. “They did hit a couple, but people are going to do that against Josh because he is going to throw fastballs,” Perry said. “I felt he did a great job tonight.” Laxer gave up a lead off single to Hunter Austin to See WC, Page C3.


CARLOS GONZALEZ Warren Central third baseman hit a two-run home run in a 15-3 loss to Madison Central in the second round of the Class 6A playoffs Friday.

SIDELINES Hamlin wins Nationwide race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Make it two wins in two nights for Denny Hamlin at his home track. Hamlin grabbed the lead for the first time 44 laps into the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Friday night and dominated the rest of the 250-lap race. He lost the lead briefly when he pitted under a green flag, again when Aric Almirola got underneath him after the first restart and then grabbed it back six laps later for good. The victory is the 11th of Hamlin’s career in the Nationwide Series and came Denny Hamlin one night after he passed Kyle Busch on the last lap to win his charity race at the track. Unlike that race, in which Hamlin needed all 75 laps to rally from starting at the back of the field, he was 11th on the starting grid and enjoyed huge leads most of the night. He led 199 of the 251 laps and made it look too easy every time he had the chance. When Kelly Bires’ spun into the Turn 4 wall for the first caution on lap 124, Hamlin was leading by 8 seconds. And when he opened a lead of nearly 6 seconds over Ricky Stenhouse Jr. with under 30 laps to go, Hamlin was able to try to save fuel to make it to the checkered flag. Stenhouse, however, brought out the second caution when he ran out of gas himself on lap 243.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 9-7-5 La. Pick 4: 1-5-6-4 Weekly results: C2


Vicksburg’s Kortni Newman tries to make contact against Northwest Rankin during their game at Bazinsky Park on Friday.

Facing elimination

Northwest Rankin smashes Lady Jags demolish Lady Vikes Vicksburg in first-round opener By Jeff Byrd

By Steve Wilson For the better part of four innings, a young Vicksburg team hung tight with an equally young Northwest Rankin squad. But in the end, it was about the little things. The Lady Cougars (17-81) made the pitches when it counted. They made the defensive plays when it

counted. They could get down the bunt, put together good at-bats and hit with runners in scoring position. The Missy Gators (11-12) did none of those things in an 11-0 loss in Game 1 of a Class 6A best-of-three, first-round playoff series at Bazinsky Park. Five Vicksburg errors proved extremely costly. See VHS, Page C3.


MADISON — Madison Central was in top form through the first three innings and rolled to a 12-2 win over Warren Central in the opening game of a first-round Class 6A series Friday evening at Liberty Park. Pitcher Kelly Young combined with reliever Alexia Harmon to no-hit the Lady Vikes (13-12). The series

will resume with Game 2 today at 11 a.m. at Lucy Young Field. Warren Central coach Dana McGivney hopes her team can show more poise at the plate against Madison Central’s pitching and play better defense. The Lady Vikes committed four errors, including two in the bottom of the sixth, that allowed the Lady Jaguars to end the game by run See Lady Vikes, Page C3.


Saints select defenders in round 3 By The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints made two more moves to bolster their defense, using a pair of third-round draft choices on Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson and Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick. Wilson, who was first-team All-Big Ten at Illinois in 2010, was taken 72nd overall on Friday night by New Orleans, which did not have a secondround choice after trading it to New England as part of a deal to acquire Mark Ingram in Thursday’s first round. The 5-11, 191-pound Patrick was the third defensive player taken in the first four picks by the Saints, who began by selecting defensive end Cameron Jordan 24th overall. “We went in wanting to help that side of the ball” in the draft, Saints coach Sean Payton said. “It started with the first round. Fortunately for us (Friday) we were able to continue that.” Payton also noted that he spoke Friday, while the lockout was temporarily lifted, with running back Reggie Bush about how the Saints see his role following their decision to draft Ingram. After Ingram had been drafted, Bush posted on Twitter: “It’s been fun New Orleans,” an indication that he saw himself playing elsewhere next season. Payton, however, said the Saints “absolutely” expect him to be back, even though he is owed $11.8 million and a negotiation of a new deal is likely. “We had a good visit this morning. We talked about a number of things. More than anything else, all of those players as competitive as they are want to see their role,” Payton said. “The point I made with him this morning and I made earlier was certainly there was a vision we have and used for him. There are some different players and different styles.” Meanwhile, the 6-foot-4, 250-pound Wilson said he See NFL, Page C3.

Montoya takes pole position By The Associated Press


Juan Pablo Montoya, right, talks to his crew after during qualifying for Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway Friday.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Juan Pablo Montoya and his team needed some time to get up to full speed Friday. When they did, they ended up winning the pole for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race tonight. “It’s exciting. We unloaded this morning and it was a bit of a headache getting the car to run at the beginning. It was dragging a lot and when we finally got it rolling, we felt like we had a pretty decent race car.” Montoya said after turning a fast lap at 128.639 mph. “To come here and get it done is exciting.” Montoya earned his second No. 1 starting spot of the season, his seventh overall and the first of his career on a track shorter than a mile. He looks forward to trying to back the effort up under the lights at D-shaped, 0.75-

mile Richmond International Raceway. “If the cars runs somewhere near what it did in practice, we might have a chance,” he said. Regan Smith qualified second, the best starting spot of his career, at 128.352 mph. The young driver has the best average qualifying spot of the season at 7.75, and is confused. “We’ve been qualifying really well this year and I wish I knew why because the past two or three years, I haven’t qualified to save my life,” he said. The good fortune hasn’t continued in races, where he’s finished in the top 10 just once through eight races. He’ll start the event 30th in points, having failed to finish two events. “It sounds bad to say this, but we’ve just had bad luck this year. ... We’re right on the cusp of where we want to

be,” he said. “Now we’ve got to take that next step with racing.” Starting up front at Richmond will be an unusual experience, he added. “I’ve always started more toward the back,” he said. “I hope it’s really important.” Clint Bowyer starts third, followed by Kasey Kahne, Hendrick teammates Mark Martin and Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski, points leader Carl Edwards, Joey Logano and Paul Menard. “This is what we have to do week in and week out,” said Bowyer, who is 10th in points. Kahne did his lap despite a right knee that has given him problems since surgery April 18 to repair the meniscus. It was his second surgery on the knee, and he’s still feeling the effects. “It’s a little bit tight from swelling, but the meniscus and all of that stuff is good to go now,” he said.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

on tv

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRACK AND FIELD 7 p.m. ESPN2 - The Penn Relays (tape) AUTO RACING 5 p.m. ESPN2 - NHRA, qualifying for Spring Nationals, at Baytown, Texas (tape) 5 p.m. Versus - IRL, IndyCar, qualifying for Sao Paulo Indy 300 (tape) 6 p.m. Fox - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, at Richmond, Va. MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon Fox - St. Louis at Atlanta 6 p.m. MLB - Seattle at Boston 6 p.m. WGN - Baltimore at Chicago White Sox COLLEGE BASEBALL Noon FSN - Georgia Tech at Clemson 2 p.m. FSN - Oklahoma at Texas Noon ESPN2 - Arkansas at Georgia 2 p.m. Big Ten - Penn St. at Michigan St. COLLEGE SOFTBALL 5 p.m. Big Ten - Northwestern at Illinois 7 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma at Texas GOLF 8 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Ballantine’s Championship, (tape) 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Zurich Classic 3 p.m. TGC - LPGA, Avnet Classic NFL 11 a.m. ESPN/NFL - NFL Draft, rounds 4-7 NHL PLAYOFFS 2 p.m. NBC - Boston at Philadelphia, Game 1 8 p.m. Versus - Nashville at Vancouver, Game 2


from staff & AP reports

College Baseball Southern Miss wins opener vs. East Carolina Shortstop Ashley Graeter drove in two runs to pace Southern Miss (3110, 10-3 C-USA) to a 3-1 victory over East Carolina in Greenville, N.C. on Friday. Geoffrey Thomas (9-1) pitched 61⁄3 strong innings, allowing just one run and seven hits while striking out 1. Collin Cargill earned his eighth save, pitching 11⁄3 scoreless innings.

Florida blasts Ole Miss, 9-3 Florida catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Brian Johnson and third baseman Austin Maddox drove in two runs apiece as the Gators (31-10, 14-4 SEC) rolled over Ole Miss, 9-3, in the series opener in Gainesville on Friday. Alex Yarbrough and Austin Anderson homered for Ole Miss (24-17, 9-9 SEC). Ole Miss starter Matt Crouse was shelled in four innings for six runs in the loss.

Golf Bubba Watson leads Zurich Classic AVONDALE, La. — Bubba Watson’s mother knew best. Only playing the Zurich Classic of New Orleans because his mother, Molly, talked him into it because she wanted to watch him play, Watson shot a 4-under 68 in shifting wind conditions Friday to take a onestroke lead over Josh Teater after the second round at TPC Louisiana.


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS April 30 1922 — Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitches a 2-0 perfect game against the Detroit Tigers. 1961 — Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants hits four home runs in a 14-4 victory over the Braves in Milwaukee. 1993 — Monica Seles, the topranked women’s player, is stabbed in the back during a changeover at the Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany. Guenter Parche, 38, reaches over a courtside railing and sticks a knife into Seles’ back. She receives an inch-deep slit between her shoulder blades and misses the remainder of the 1993 season. 2010 — Tiger Woods matches the worst nine-hole score of his PGA Tour career and winds up with a 7-over 79 to miss the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship. Woods finishes at 9-over 153, the highest 36-hole total of his career. It’s the sixth time in his 14-year career he misses a cut.

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Florida............................16 Atlanta...........................13 Washington....................12 New York.......................11


All Games W L Florida............................32 10 South Carolina..............32 8 Vanderbilt......................36 5 Georgia..........................21 21 Tennessee.....................22 18 Kentucky........................19 24

SEC W 15 15 15 11 5 4

Central Division

L 4 4 4 8 14 16

W St. Louis........................15 Milwaukee......................13 Cincinnati.......................13 Pittsburgh......................11 Chicago.........................10 Houston.........................9

All Games SEC W L W L Arkansas........................29 11 10 9 Auburn...........................23 18 9 10 Ole Miss.......................24 18 9 10 Alabama........................25 18 8 10 Mississippi St..............24 16 7 11 LSU................................26 17 6 14 Friday’s Games Arkansas 10, Georgia 4 South Carolina 2, Auburn 1 Vanderbilt 10, Tennessee 1 Florida 9, Ole Miss 3 LSU 12, Kentucky 4 Today’s Games Tennessee at Vanderbilt, Noon Arkansas at Georgia, Noon Kentucky at LSU, 1 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 2 p.m., 1st game Alabama at Mississippi St., 6 p.m., 2nd game Ole Miss at Florida, 6 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Ole Miss at Florida, Noon Arkansas at Georgia, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina, 2 p.m.

W Colorado........................16 Los Angeles..................13 San Francisco...............12 Arizona..........................11 San Diego.....................9



All Games C-USA W L W L Southern Miss.............31 9 10 3 Rice...............................28 16 9 6 Memphis........................24 17 7 5 Houston.........................20 22 7 5 East Carolina.................27 15 8 8 UAB...............................23 17 8 7 UCF...............................27 15 7 9 Tulane............................25 17 5 8 Marshall.........................15 23 2 10 Friday’s Games Central Florida 6, Houston 4 Southern Miss 3, East Carolina 1 Marshall at Memphis, (n) Tulane 6, UAB 3 Today’s Games Marshall at Memphis, 2 p.m. Southern Miss at East Carolina, 2 p.m. UAB at Tulane, 2 p.m. Houston at Central Florida, 3 p.m. Sunday’s games Houston at Central Florida, 10 a.m. Southern Miss at East Carolina, Noon Marshall at Memphis, 1 p.m. UAB at Tulane, 1 p.m.

——— Mississippi schedule

Friday’s Games Dallas Baptist 21-14, Miss. Valley St. 1-13 Southern Miss 3, East Carolina, 6 p.m. Florida 9, Ole Miss 3 Today’s Games Henderson St. at Delta St., Noon (DH) Alabama St. at Alcorn St., Noon (DH) Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, Noon Miss. Valley St. at Dallas Baptist, 1 p.m. Southern Miss at East Carolina, 2 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 2 p.m. Alabama at Mississippi St., 6 p.m. Ole Miss at Florida, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games Ole Miss at Florida, Noon Southern Miss at East Carolina, Noon Henderson St. at Delta St., 1 p.m. Alabama St. at Alcorn St., 1 p.m. Jackson St. at Alabama A&M, 1 p.m. (DH) Alabama at Mississippi St., 1:30 p.m.


Warren Central........................200 02 – 3 4 3 Madison Central......................520 8x — 15 15 2 WP-Josh Laxer (10-0), LP-Chase Ladd. HR-Carlos Gonzalez (WC), Beau Wallace (WC), Zac Irwin (MC). 3B-Stanford Parks (MC), 2B-Brock Hunt (MC), Spencer Turnbull (MC), Curt Chism (MC). Multiple hits-Parks (MC) 3, Irwin (MC) 3, Hunt (MC) 2, Turnbull (MC) 2, Chism (MC) 2, Wallace (WC) 2.

MLB W New York.......................14 Tampa Bay....................14 Toronto..........................13 Baltimore.......................11 Boston...........................11

L 9 12 13 13 14

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................17 Kansas City...................13 Detroit............................12 Chicago.........................10 Minnesota......................9

L 8 13 14 17 16

West Division

W Texas.............................15 Los Angeles..................15 Oakland.........................12 Seattle...........................12

L 10 11 13 15

Pct .609 .538 .500 .458 .440

GB — 1 1/2 2 1/2 3 1/2 4

Pct .680 .500 .462 .370 .360

GB — 4 1/2 5 1/2 8 8

Pct .600 .577 .480 .444

GB — 1/2 3 4

Friday’s Games Cleveland 9, Detroit 5 Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 L.A. Angels 8, Tampa Bay 5 Seattle 5, Boston 4 Baltimore 10, Chicago White Sox 4 Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 Texas at Oakland, (n) Today’s Games L.A. Angels (Pineiro 0-0) at Tampa Bay (Shields 2-1), 12:10 p.m. Texas (Lewis 1-3) at Oakland (Anderson 2-1), 3:05 p.m. Toronto (Drabek 2-0) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 3-1), 3:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 1-2) at Cleveland (White 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-2) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 2-0) at Kansas City (O’Sullivan 1-1), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Fister 1-3) at Boston (Lackey 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 12:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 12:05 p.m. Seattle at Boston, 12:35 p.m. L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay, 12:40 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 1:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 3:05 p.m. Monday’s Games Texas at Oakland, 2:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 6:10 p.m. Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 7:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................17

L 8

L 11 12 13 14 14 17

West Division L 7 13 13 13 16

.667 .481 .480 .423

1/2 5 5 6 1/2

Pct .577 .520 .500 .440 .417 .346

GB — 1 1/2 2 3 1/2 4 6

Pct .696 .500 .480 .458 .360

GB — 4 1/2 5 5 1/2 8

Friday’s Games Philadelphia 10, N.Y. Mets 3 Washington 3, San Francisco 0 Florida 7, Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 5, Atlanta 3, 11 innings Milwaukee 5, Houston 0 Pittsburgh at Colorado, (n) Chicago Cubs at Arizona, (n) San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, (n) Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-3) at Philadelphia (Halladay 3-1), 12:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 2-2) at Atlanta (Beachy 1-1), 12:10 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 2-1) at Washington (Lannan 2-2), 3:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 3-2) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 1-3), 6:05 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 3-0) at Cincinnati (Volquez 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 0-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 3-1), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-3) at Colorado (Hammel 2-1), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 0-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 3-2), 9:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games San Francisco at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 4:10 p.m. Florida at Cincinnati, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Monday’s Games San Francisco at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Florida at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 9:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 9:10 p.m.

CARDINALS 5, BRAVES 3, 11 innings

St. Louis Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Punto 2b 6 0 1 2 Prado lf 5 0 1 0 Rasms cf 4 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 5 1 2 1 Pujols 1b 5 1 1 0 C.Jones 3b 4 1 1 0 Hollidy lf 5 0 1 0 McCnn c 5 0 1 0 Brkmn rf 4 1 1 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 2 1 YMolin c 3 0 2 1 Fremn 1b 4 0 0 0 Greene pr 0 1 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 5 0 1 0 Laird c 1 0 0 0 McLoth cf 4 1 2 1 Theriot ss 4 1 2 0 THudsn p 2 0 0 0 Descals 3b 4 0 1 2 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 Carpntr p 3 0 1 0 Conrad ph 1 0 0 0 MBggs p 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Jay ph 1 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 ESnchz p 0 0 0 0 Mather ph 1 0 0 0 MHmlt ph 0 1 0 0 Gearrin p 0 0 0 0 Motte p 0 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 Miller p 0 0 0 0 Totals 40 5 10 5 Totals 40 3 10 3 St. Louis...........000 200 001 02 — 5 Atlanta..............200 000 100 00 — 3 E—Freeman (1). DP—St. Louis 3, Atlanta 1. LOB—St. Louis 9, Atlanta 8. 2B—C.Jones (8), Uggla (3). 3B—Punto (1). HR—Heyward (7), McLouth (1). CS—Rasmus (1). SF—Y.Molina, Descalso. IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Carpenter 7 10 3 3 2 3 M.Boggs 1 0 0 0 0 0 E.Sanchez W,1-0 2 0 0 0 1 3 Motte H,4 2-3 0 0 0 1 2 Miller S,1-2 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Atlanta T.Hudson 6 6 2 2 2 3 O’Flaherty 1 0 0 0 0 0 Venters H,7 1 1 0 0 1 0 Kimbrel BS,2-8 1 2 1 1 0 0 Gearrin L,0-1 1 2-3 1 2 2 1 2 Sherrill 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 HBP—by Gearrin (Theriot). Umpires—Home, Tim McClelland; First, Marvin Hudson; Second, Ted Barrett; Third, Brian Runge. T—3:29. A—40,279 (49,586).


American League East Division

8 14 13 15

Pct .680

GB —

2011 NFL Draft Selections

By The Associated Press At New York Friday (x-compensatory selection)

ROUND TWO 33. New England (from Carolina), Ras-I Dowling, db, Virginia. 34. Buffalo, Aaron Williams, db, Texas. 35. Cincinnati, Andy Dalton, qb, TCU. 36. San Francisco (from Denver), Colin Kaepernick, qb, Nevada. 37. Cleveland, Jabaal Sheard, de, Pittsburgh. 38. Arizona, Ryan Williams, rb, Virginia Tech. 39. Tennessee, Akeem Ayers, lb, UCLA. 40. Dallas, Bruce Carter, lb, North Carolina. 41. Washington, Jarvis Jenkins, de, Clemson. 42. Houston, Brooks Reed, lb, Arizona. 43. Minnesota, Kyle Rudolph, te, Notre Dame. 44. Detroit, Titus Young, wr, Boise State. 45. Denver (from San Francisco), Rahim Moore, db, UCLA. 46. Denver (from Miami), Orlando Franklin, ot, Miami. 47. St. Louis, Lance Kendricks, te, Wisconsin. 48. Oakland, Stefen Wisniewski, c, Penn State. 49. Indianapolis (from Jacksonville through Washington), Ben Ijalana, ot, Villanova. 50. San Diego, Marcus Gilchrist, db, Clemson. 51. Tampa Bay, Da’Quan Bowers, de, Clemson. 52. N.Y. Giants, Marvin Austin, dt, North Carolina. 53. Chicago (from Indianapolis through Washington), Stephen Paea, dt, Oregon State. 54. Philadelphia, Jaiquawn Jarrett, db, Temple. 55. Kansas City, Rodney Hudson, c, Florida State. 56. New England (from New Orleans), Shane Vereen, rb, California. 57. Detroit (from Seattle), Mikel Leshoure, rb, Illinois. 58. Baltimore, Torrey Smith, wr, Maryland. 59. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Greg Little, wr, North Carolina.

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60. Houston (from New England), Brandon Harris, db, Miami. 61. San Diego (from N.Y. Jets), Jonas Mouton, lb, Michigan. 62. Miami (from Chicago through Washington), Daniel Thomas, rb, Kansas State. 63. Pittsburgh, Marcus Gilbert, ot, Florida. 64. Green Bay, Randall Cobb, wr, Kentucky.

ROUND THREE 65. Carolina, Terrell McClain, dt, South Florida. 66. Cincinnati, Dontay Moch, lb, Nevada. 67. Denver, Nate Irving, lb, N.C. State. 68. Buffalo, Kelvin Sheppard, lb, LSU. 69. Arizona, Rob Housler, te, Florida Atlantic. 70. Kansas City (from Cleveland), Justin Houston, lb, Georgia. 71. Dallas, DeMarco Murray, rb, Oklahoma. 72. New Orleans (from Washington), Martez Wilson, lb, Illinois. 73. New England (from Houston), Stevan Ridley, rb, LSU. 74. New England (from Minnesota), Ryan Mallet, qb, Arkansas. 75. Seattle (from Detroit), John Moffitt, g, Wisconsin. 76. Jacksonville (from San Francisco), Will Rackley, g, Lehigh. 77. Tennessee, Jurrell Casey, dt, Southern Cal. 78. St. Louis, Austin Pettis, wr, Boise State. 79. Washington (from Miami), Leonard Hankerson, wr, Miami. 80. San Francisco (from Jacksonville), Chris Culliver, db, South Carolina. 81. Oakland, DeMarcus Van Dyke, db, Miami. 82. San Diego, Vincent Brown, wr, San Diego State. 83. N.Y. Giants, Jerrel Jernigan, wr, Troy. 84. Tampa Bay, Mason Foster, lb, Washington. 85. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Jah Reid, ot, Central Florida. 86. Kansas City, Allen Bailey, de, Miami. 87. Indianapolis, Drake Nevis, dt, LSU. 88. New Orleans, Johnny Patrick, db, Louisville. 89. San Diego (from Seattle), Shareece Wright, db, Southern Cal. 90. Philadelphia (from Baltimore), Curtis Marsh, db, Utah State. 91. Atlanta, Akeem Dent, lb, Georgia. 92. Oakland (from New England), Joe Barksdale, ot, LSU. 93. Chicago, Chris Conte, db, California. 94. N.Y. Jets, Kenrick Ellis, dt, Hampton. 95. Pittsburgh, Curtis Brown, db, Texas. 96. Green Bay, Alex Green, rb, Hawaii. 97. x-Carolina, Sione Fua, dt, Stanford.

NBA NBA Playoffs First round (Best-of-7)


Memphis 4, San Antonio 2 April 17: Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 April 20: San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 April 23: Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 April 25: Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 April 27: San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT Friday: Memphis 99, San Antono 91, Memphis wins series 4-2 ———



Chicago vs. Atlanta Monday: Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. May 6: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA May 8: Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. x-May 10: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA x-May 12: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-May 15: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Miami vs. Boston Sunday: Boston at Miami, 2:30 p.m. Tuesday: Boston at Miami, TBA May 7: Miami at Boston, 7 p.m. May 9: Miami at Boston, TBA x-May 11: Boston at Miami, TBA x-May 13: Miami at Boston, TBA x-May 16: Boston at Miami, 7 p.m.


L.A. Lakers vs. Dallas Monday: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. May 6: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA May 8: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 2:30 p.m. x-May 10: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA x-May 12: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA x-May 15: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m.

NHL NHL Playoffs



Washington vs. Tampa Bay Friday: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 Sunday: Tampa Bay at Washington, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA Wednesday: Washington at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. x-May 7: Tampa Bay at Washington, 11:30 a.m. x-May 9: Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA x-May 11: Tampa Bay at Washington, TBA Philadelphia vs. Boston Today: Boston at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Monday: Boston at Philadelphia, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Philadelphia at Boston, 6 p.m. May 6: Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m. x-May 8: Boston at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. x-May 10: Philadelphia at Boston, TBA x-May 12: Boston at Philadelphia, TBA


Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 April 28: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 Today: Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Tuesday: Vancouver at Nashville, 8 p.m. May 5: Vancouver at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-May 7: Nashville at Vancouver, 7 p.m. x-May 9: Vancouver at Nashville, TBA x-May 11: Nashville at Vancouver, TBA San Jose vs. Detroit Friday: Detroit at San Jose, (n) Sunday: Detroit at San Jose, 2 p.m. Wednesday: San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. May 6: San Jose at Detroit, 6 p.m. x-May 8: Detroit at San Jose, 7 p.m. x-May 10: San Jose at Detroit, TBA x-May 12: Detroit at San Jose, TBA

NASCAR Sprint Cup-Crown Royal Presents The Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Lineup After Friday qualifying; race today At Richmond International Raceway Richmond, Va. Lap length: .75 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 128.639 mph.

2. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 128.382. 3. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 128.272. 4. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 128.15. 5. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 128.053. 6. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 128.011. 7. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 128.011. 8. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 128.005. 9. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 127.98. 10. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 127.956. 11. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 127.78. 12. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 127.66. 13. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 127.473. 14. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 127.473. 15. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 127.455. 16. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 127.401. 17. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 127.352. 18. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 127.334. 19. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 127.334. 20. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 127.31. 21. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 127.304. 22. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 127.298. 23. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 127.131. 24. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 127.095. 25. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 127.047. 26. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 127.023. 27. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 127.017. 28. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 126.892. 29. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 126.886. 30. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 126.88. 31. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 126.713. 32. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 126.582. 33. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 126.393. 34. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 126.351. 35. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 126.269. 36. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 126.21. 37. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 126.186. 38. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 126.139. 39. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 125.915. 40. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 125.488. 41. (71) Andy Lally, Ford, 124.832. 42. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, Owner Points. 43. (37) Tony Raines, Ford, 125.482. Failed to Qualify 44. (92) Brian Keselowski, Dodge, 123.288.

GOLF Zurich Classic of New Orleans Scores

Friday At TPC of Louisiana Avondale, La. Purse: $5.5 million Yardage: 7,399; Par 72 Second Round a-denotes amateur Bubba Watson.......... 66-68 — 134 -10 Josh Teater.............. 69-66 — 135 -9 John Rollins.............. 67-69 — 136 -8 John Senden............ 70-67 — 137 -7 Jason Dufner............ 68-69 — 137 -7 Matt Jones................ 66-71 — 137 -7 Webb Simpson......... 68-69 — 137 -7 Dean Wilson............. 73-64 — 137 -7 Tommy Gainey......... 67-71 — 138 -6 Steve Stricker........... 70-68 — 138 -6 David Mathis............ 70-68 — 138 -6 Luke Donald............. 68-71 — 139 -5 K.J. Choi................... 68-71 — 139 -5 Nick O’Hern.............. 67-72 — 139 -5 Cameron Tringale.... 72-67 — 139 -5 David Hearn............. 71-68 — 139 -5 Camilo Villegas........ 71-68 — 139 -5 Matt Bettencourt....... 68-71 — 139 -5 Nick Watney............. 71-68 — 139 -5 Joe Durant................ 67-72 — 139 -5 Billy Mayfair.............. 69-70 — 139 -5 Chris DiMarco.......... 72-68 — 140 -4 Charles Howell III..... 68-72 — 140 -4 Hunter Haas............. 69-71 — 140 -4 Charlie Wi................. 70-70 — 140 -4 Chris Couch............. 71-69 — 140 -4 Brian Davis............... 71-70 — 141 -3 D.A. Points............... 70-71 — 141 -3 Jeff Maggert............. 72-69 — 141 -3 Blake Adams............ 73-68 — 141 -3 Peter Tomasulo........ 71-70 — 141 -3 George McNeill........ 71-70 — 141 -3 Greg Chalmers......... 72-69 — 141 -3 David Toms.............. 70-71 — 141 -3 Brendon de Jonge... 72-69 — 141 -3 Aron Price................ 72-69 — 141 -3 Joseph Bramlett....... 69-72 — 141 -3 Brandt Jobe.............. 71-71 — 142 -2 Kevin Streelman....... 72-70 — 142 -2 Carl Pettersson........ 67-75 — 142 -2 Jason Bohn.............. 71-71 — 142 -2 Brian Gay................. 71-71 — 142 -2 Ben Crane................ 69-73 — 142 -2 Lee Janzen............... 71-71 — 142 -2 Scott Gutschewski.... 73-69 — 142 -2 Nate Smith............... 75-67 — 142 -2 Colt Knost................. 72-70 — 142 -2 John Merrick............. 73-69 — 142 -2 Chez Reavie............. 71-71 — 142 -2 Vijay Singh............... 74-68 — 142 -2 Robert Allenby.......... 72-70 — 142 -2 Rickie Fowler............ 70-72 — 142 -2 Fabian Gomez.......... 71-71 — 142 -2 Billy Horschel........... 72-70 — 142 -2 Richard S. Johnson. 72-71 — 143 -1 Shane Bertsch.......... 74-69 — 143 -1 Vaughn Taylor.......... 70-73 — 143 -1 Troy Matteson.......... 71-72 — 143 -1

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: No drawing La. Pick 4: No drawing Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-7-2 La. Pick 4: 6-3-1-7 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 7-2-2 La. Pick 4: 1-5-6-5 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 0-5-0 La. Pick 4: 7-7-2-7 Easy 5: 1-7-23-24-30 La. Lotto: 2-6-20-22-26-39 Powerball: 4-24-40-44-55 Powerball: 5; Power play:3 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-4-1 La. Pick 4: 4-8-5-6 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-7-5 La. Pick 4: 1-5-6-4 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-2-0 La. Pick 4: 1-8-8-7 Easy 5: 8-9-10-25-26 La. Lotto: 5-13-14-22-28-32 Powerball: 3-11-47-48-58 Powerball: 19; Power play: 3

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Punto’s triple sinks Braves in 11th ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Punto drove in two runs with an 11th-inning triple after St. Louis rallied in the ninth, giving the surging Cardinals a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. Braves rookie Cory Gearrin (0-1) dug his own hole, plunking Ryan Theriot in the left leg and walking pinch-hitter Mark Hamilton. The right-hander was one out away from escaping, but Punto drove one into the right-field corner for the first big league hit allowed by Gearrin in 42⁄3 innings since being called up. Eduardo Sanchez (1-0) earned his first big league win with two scoreless innings. Trever Miller got the final out for his first save. In the ninth, Yadier Molina and Ryan Theriot reached on singles against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel before Daniel Descalso tied it up with a sacrifice fly, his second RBI of the game. The Cardinals got an extra chance for the go-ahead run when first baseman Freddie Freeman botched a slow


Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla comes down on top of St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina while turning a double play Friday. roller. But shortstop Alex Gonzalez picked up his teammate with a brilliant defensive play, going to one knee to snare Colby Rasmus’ bullet up

the middle. It didn’t matter. St. Louis won it two innings later, its 13th win in 18 games since starting 2-6. Jason Heyward homered in

the first and Nate McLouth put the Braves ahead 3-2 with a tie-breaking shot in the seventh, his first homer of the season.


Grizzlies finish off San Antonio in Game 6

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Zach Randolph had 31 points and 11 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to their first Western Conference semifinals and made NBA history in knocking off the topseeded San Antonio Spurs 99-91 on Friday night. Memphis had been the franchise best known for empty seats and the unenviable NBA mark for playoff futility at 0-12 after being swept in its first three appearances. This time, a third straight sellout crowd cheered every bucket with a couple signs begging the Grizzlies to “Finish Them” in a town in desperate need of a hero. The Grizzlies needed 10 seasons, but they have become just that as only the second No. 8 seed to upset a No. 1 seed since the NBA expanded the opening series to a best-ofseven. They will play Oklahoma City in the semifinals. Marc Gasol had 12 points and 13 rebounds for Memphis. Tony Allen added 11 points, and rookie Greivis Vasquez


Memphis Grizzlies forward Shane Battier and San Antonio Spurs forward Tiago Splitter fight for a rebound Friday. had 11 off the bench playing 24 minutes with Mike Conley in foul trouble most of the game. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 23 points, Manu Ginobili had 16, Tim Duncan 12 and

Antonio McDyess 10. The Spurs led only twice at 2-0 and again at 80-79 when McDyess hit a 15-footer with 4:41 left. That’s when Randolph, the

man cast off and unwanted when he arrived in Memphis in the summer of 2009, took over and scored 17 of the Grizzlies’ 29 points in the fourth quarter. He scored 10 of the next 14 for Memphis, with his hook putting Memphis ahead to stay at 81-80. Conley added a jumper, then Randolph hit a fallaway jumper, two free throws and another fallaway jumper for an 89-82 lead with 1:55 left. Randolph went to the bench to a huge cheer with 3.4 seconds left. The Spurs, winners of 61 games in the regular season and the dynasty with four NBA titles with Duncan, turned the ball over three straight times while Randolph was putting away this franchise’s biggest win. One desperate pass from Ginobili went right off Parker’s hands. San Antonio had gotten a reprieve with Gary Neal’s clutch 3 getting the Spurs to overtime as they staved off elimination Wednesday night.

Continued from Page C1. expected the Saints to let him compete for time at outside linebacker. Last season he led the Illini with 112 tackles, including four sacks. It was an encouraging comeback from a herniated disk in his neck, which caused him to missed the entire 2009 season, for which he was granted a medical hardship. Payton said that may have been why a player they had rated fairly high had fallen to them in the third round. “You do see athleticism, you see the size the stature, so there are a lot of traits that we like, but it’s hard to predict with a player like that,” Payton said. Wilson said he did not want to rule out that his past neck injury “could be the issue, but I don’t feel any symptoms at all. I’m healthy.” “The doctors said I could continue to play football. I see some other players in the league to this day that have had the same surgery,” Wilson continued. “If I keep taking care of myself healthwise, make sure my neck is fine, the strength in my neck continues to where it’s at, then I’ll be all right.” The Saints see Wilson as a strong side outside linebacker and also believe he can be effective as a pass rusher, given that he was sometimes used as an end rusher at Illinois. “We’d like to think he can” rush the passer, Payton said. “There’s snaps where you see him do that. He’s got good edge speed. ... There’s going to be times when we ask him to pressure.” Patrick was first-team all Big East in 2010. He started 13 games and returned five interceptions for 99 yards and a touchdown to go with 12 pass deflections. Patrick finished with 49 tackles, including one sack for minus six yards and 6.5 tackles for losses overall. He also had a blocked field goal and a forced fumble. He said his confident approach is one of his strengths. “You’ve got to be arrogant. You have got to be confident. You have to be a shutdown corner at corner,” Patrick said. “Everything that happened in the past, if you don’t like a play, you go to the next.” Patrick’s skills should help him earn time on special

teams as well as in the pass defense. Even as Ryan Williams was bear-hugging Roger Goodell at the draft Friday, the NFL was getting ready to shut down all other business. The Virginia Tech running back waited in a side room at Radio City Music Hall for 37 picks. Arizona finally called his name at the sixth spot in the second round — moments before the league was granted a temporary stay against an injunction that blocked its lockout of players. Hours later, the NFL sent a memo to the 32 clubs that “the prior lockout rules are reinstated effective immediately.” Two high-profile quarterbacks preceded Williams and his entourage to the stage. Cincinnati selected TCU quarterback Andy Dalton. The Bengals’ incumbent, Carson Ryan Palmer, has Mallett demanded a trade, and the addition of Dalton could pave the way for Palmer’s exit — whenever the league allows it. Clemson sack master Da’Quan Bowers, at one point considered a top-five pick Stevan before underRidley going right knee surgery, fell to 51st overall. Tampa Bay grabbed Bowers 10 spots after Jarvis Jenkins, a less-regarded defensive end from Clemson, went to Washington. Two of the highlights of the third round were by New England. Natchez native and former LSU tailback Stevan Ridley, was taken with the 73rd overall pick. Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, projected by some to go in the opening round, instead was chosen 10th in the third round by New England, where he can serve an apprenticeship under Tom Brady. Offfield issues clouded Mallett’s career at Arkansas after he transferred from Michigan.

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Continued from Page C1. in Young and Murray for a 4-0 lead and that was all for Worley. Bailey Stokes greeted WC reliever Alexis Patterson with a single, but a couple of assisted outs at the plate and a lineout to Lawren Boolos at second got the Lady Vikes out of the inning. WC, however, could get nothing going against Young. She struck out eight of the 10 batters faced through three innings. The lone runner was Worley who reached on the first of four errors by Madison Central. The leaky defense, which helped WC get two runs

in the top of the sixth, was the only thing that concerned Madison coach Kayla Watkins. “We took the pitch we wanted to hit and we hit that pitch and got us lead,” Watkins said. “We just needed to close the door a little better. I hope we can come back and hit the ball (in Game 2).” The Lady Jaguars got their first nine runs off nine hits. They finished with 12 hits. Katie Bailey went 3-for-5 and scored three runs. Young had two doubles, and Murray had two hits and drove in two. Brittney McBrain and Bailey Stokes also had two hits.

The bright spots for the Lady Vikes was the pitching of Megan McCullough and the two runs in the sixth. McCullough retired six straight at one point and got the WC to the sixth inning down 9-2. The Lady Vikes scored when Katie Busby and Krista Cortezie reached on leadoff walks against Harmon. Busby stole second and third. She scored on a fielder’s choice by Lawren Boolos and Cortezie came around when the Lady Jaguars threw back to nab Boolos for the inning’s first out.

three hits and two walks. “I think we took them a little lightly,” Northwest Rankin coach Mike Armstrong said. “They played well for several innings. They’ve got a pretty good young team. We’ve got to start up mentally ready tomorrow.” The Lady Cougars dented the scoreboard first, as leadoff batter Audrey Hartman reached on an error. A sacrifice bunt and a groundout advanced her to third, where Smith drove in her with a little line drive to right. Down 1-0, Vicksburg tried to challenge. Blake DeRossette took advantage of a bobbled ball by Smith in the

circle to reach. Next batter Morgan Callender walked. But next batter Kortni Newman hit a slow roller to third, was out on the throw to first and the throw back to third caught Callender to end the threat and the inning. In the second, Vicksburg pitcher Faith Thomas led off the frame with a single and a nice bunt by Lea Davies and a groundout by Torrey Daniels moved her to third. But the Missy Gators couldn’t tie the game, as Smith recovered to strike out Paige Bowser to end the threat. After allowing a run off an Erika Lutgen RBI double over the next three innings, Thomas gave up a walk and

a single to lead off the fifth. Smith made the score 4-0 as she ripped a single to right to plate two. The Lady Cougars added two more in the sixth off a RBI groundout by Kennedy Bounds and a RBI single by Paige Ladner to go up 6-0 in the middle of the sixth. Northwest Rankin closed out the contest with a fiverun outburst in the top of the seventh, as the Lady Cougar order batted around in the frame. Thomas took the loss, allowing 15 hits, while striking out two. Ladner led the Lady Cougars at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs.

VHS Continued from Page C1. “They’re just as young as we are. That’s a not an excuse,” Vicksburg coach Amanda Yocum said. “We hung with them. They didn’t burn us. They didn’t hit it over our heads. If we eliminate the errors and put the ball in play, we can play with them.” As a result, the Missy Gators will have to win two games at Northwest Rankin today. Game 2 is scheduled for 1 p.m., with a possible Game 3 following. Northwest Rankin pitcher Danielle Smith, a Hinds Community College signee, earned the win, striking out nine and allowing only five baserunners, split between



Lady Vikes rule. “We need to be more confident (at the plate) and be more consistent on defense.” McGivney said. “We preached all week about being consistent, but today it was the same story. We play well for a while and then we don’t.” Madison Central (19-8) got rolling early, building a 9-0 lead. They knocked out WC starting pitcher Chelsea Worley after just six batters. Young and Megan Murray ripped back-to-back doubles to knock in the first two runs. Crysal Kehtel and Brittney McBrain singled to bring


lead off the Viking second but that was it until Wallace blasted a solo home run in the top of the fifth. Unfortunately for the Vikings, the homer only made it 15-3. Clayton Ashley followed with a hit to round out the Vikings’ offense against Laxer. He finished with eight strikeouts and no walks. Warren Central was more generous on the hill. Three walks and a hit batter from starter Chase Ladd helped Madison Central to strike for five runs to erase WC’s early 2-0 lead. Brock Hunt doubled and scored. Irwin’s homer in the second made it 7-2. Ladd pitched a scoreless third and was lifted for reliever Blake Jobe.

Jobe got a strikeout to begin the fourth, but then quickly got in trouble as Irwin singled, Curt Chism doubled and Laxer singled. Two walks, a throwing error, a triple and three more singles added up to eight-run fourth inning as the Jaguars blew it open. Stanford Parks and Irwin led by Madison with three hits each. Chism and Hunt had two each. Perry said he doesn’t expect the Jaguars to coast into Vicksburg for Game 2. “The great thing about this club is they have played in a ton of playoff games,” Perry said. “They know this one is over and we have to come out ready for the next game.”


Saturday, April 30, 2011

TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “A Nightmare on Elm Street” — Teens, Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner, struggle to stay awake when a razor-gloved killer, Jackie Earle Haley, invades their dreams./7 on HBO n SPORTS NASCAR — Who are Matthew and Daniel Hansen? A couple of lucky contest winners who got tonight’s Sprint Cup race at Richmond named for them. You’ll hear them mentioned about 400 times, once for every mile of the race./6 on Fox Kyle Gallner n PRIMETIME “Scrubs” — After saying goodbye to Nurse Roberts, members of the staff incorporate some of her lessons into their lives./9 on CW

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 Cloris Leachman, actress, 85; Willie Nelson, singer-songwriter, 78; Gary Collins, actor, 73; Bobby Vee, singer, 68; Jane Campion, movie director, 57; Paul Gross, actor, 52; Clark Vogeler, rock musician, 42; Carolyn Dawn Johnson, country singer, 40; Akon, rhythm-and-blues singer, 38; Johnny Galecki, actor, 36; Lloyd Banks, rapper, 29; Kirsten Dunst, actress, 29; Dianna Agron, actress, 25.


Publisher: Lee cooperated with book The publisher of a book about Harper Lee is insisting that the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” cooperated with the project. Earlier this week, Penguin Press announced it had acquired “The Mockingbird Next Door: Life With Harper Lee,” a memoir by former Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. The publisher said the book was written with “direct access” to Lee, who has rarely talked to the press over the past half century. “To Kill a Mockingbird,” released in Harper 1960, was her only novel. Lee Lee, who turned 85 Thursday, then issued a statement through the law firm Barnett, Bugg, Lee & Carter in Monroeville, Ala., where she is based. The statement said she had not “authorized such a book” or “willingly participated.” But on Friday, Penguin released a letter from Mills to the author’s sister, Alice Lee, dated March 20, 2011. “This is to confirm, should anyone want such a confirmation, that you and Nelle (Harper Lee) cooperated with me and, I would add, were invaluable guides in the effort to learn about your remarkable lives, past and present, in the context of your friendships and family, your work, your recollections and reflections, your ancestors and the history of this area,” the letter reads. “By signing below, you confirm this participation and cooperation, and that I moved into the house next door to yours only af after I had the blessing of both of you.” The letter is signed by Alice Lee.

Man convicted of Hilton burglary A jury has convicted a man of trying to burglarize Paris Hilton’s home last year. District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison said jurors deliberated for less than an hour Friday before convicting Nathan Parada of firstdegree residential burglary for trying to break into the hotel heiress’ home last August. Hilton testified this week about she and her boyfriend being awakened after Parada banged on one of the house’s windows with Paris Hilton the butt of a knife. A defense attorney told jurors that Parada had left a halfway house days earlier and had not taken his antidepressant medication for several days. Parada faces up to three years in prison when sentenced.

Jackson doc might seek trial delay Defense attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death said they might request a delay in his upcoming trial to prepare for new prosecution witnesses. Defense attorney Ed Chernoff said Friday extra time could be needed to line up expert defense witnesses to rebut new prosecution experts expected to be called during the involuntary manslaughter trial. Chernoff is scheduled to report back to the judge later Friday. He says he needs to consult with Dr. Conrad Murray to determine whether to request a delay. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor refused to exclude the latest prosecution experts from testifying and says he will not necessarily grant a delay. Jury selection is set to continue May 4, with opening statements the following week.


House call: Leaking home dials 911 After months of enduring a leaking pipe that buckled its floors and sagged its ceilings, an empty Massachusetts house somehow called police for help. The Salem News reports the 911 call went out to police from a house in Marblehead on Wednesday after water short-circuited the phone system, apparently sparking the emergency call. Officers were sent to the address after the call was recorded as a hang up and a return call got static. Inside, they found the wreckage, including potentially toxic mold, from a pipe that apparently burst during the winter. Town officials said the interior might have to be gutted. Police couldn’t locate owner James Cowen.

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Taking it to the streets

Royal wedding parties held across Britain LONDON (AP) — From tiny villages to big cities, hundreds of thousands of Britons celebrated the royal wedding Friday with brass bands, baked goods and red, white and blue bunting at traditional neighborhood street parties. There were 5,500 applications for street closures across the country, officials said, with residents taking over usually traffic-filled roads with long tables, picnic meals and festive banners. Many towns and cities erected outdoor screens so people could watch the wedding ceremony of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey — and their kiss from a Buckingham Palace balcony a little later. With rain holding off and sun breaking through the cloud in London, residents in several neighborhoods came out to mingle over cold drinks and home-baked treats. Street parties on big royal occasions have been a British tradition for decades, from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding in 1981 to Queen Elizabeth II’s golden jubilee in 2002. “It’s very much a London thing,” said actress Barbara Windsor, star of the quintessentially English “Carry On” comedy films and the “EastEnders” soap opera. “When the war was over we used to have street parties all the time for no reason.”

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Samantha Cameron, right, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron, has a cup of tea as she attends a street party on Downing Street in London Friday. Windsor was among more than 200 people attending a north London party where residents ate pizza and Indian food from long tables before listening to an Irish band and a string quartet. Across town, about 100 charity workers and local children were invited to a party in Downing Street, home to Prime Minister David Cameron and his family. They were served egg sandwiches and red Jell-O from paper plates, soda in paper cups and tea poured from stainless steel teapots

into white china cups. A trio of singers performed an eclectic assortment of songs — including “California Dreaming” by the Mamas and the Papas and Radiohead’s “Creep” — and the policeman on duty outside 10 Downing St. loaned children his bobby helmet while they posed for photos. The prime minister, still dressed in the formal tailcoat he had worn to the wedding, dropped by to share details of ceremony, And, he added, “the cupcakes

were very good.” In London’s Hyde Park, tens of thousands of people watched the ceremony on giant screens, many adorned with union jacks. Wills and Kate T-shirts or even more festive regalia. There were parties in city centers and rural villages, including the mountain hamlet of Rookhope in northern England, where 100 villagers enjoyed cakes, scones and tea in the local working men’s club.

Girl fears she’s falling behind in teen dating game Dear Abby: I’m a 15-year-old girl who has never been popular with boys. It has always been something that has bothered me. The hardest part is watching my friends date while I have to stay home. One way I was able to make myself feel better was by telling myself everything would change when high school started. By the end of our first week as freshmen, my friend “Lily” had a new boyfriend and I’m still alone. Her boyfriend actually joked that I should “play for the other team” because I have no



chance of getting a guy. Needless to say, my friendship with Lily is over, but her boyfriend’s comment is still sticking with me. Abby, do I really have no chance with guys? Am I overreacting about not having a boyfriend? I feel I should

have dated plenty by now. — Waiting for the First Kiss in Jersey Dear Waiting: The comment Lily’s boyfriend made was asinine and uncalled for. Please don’t measure your worth using that immature boy’s yardstick. Not being a belle of the ball in high school doesn’t mean you won’t blossom socially later. Many people do. You will get the kiss you’re craving and validation, too, if you’ll be a little more patient. Use this time to concentrate on your studies, athletics, spe-

cial interests, volunteering in your community and completing your education. Those things are more important than a boyfriend right now — and they’ll leave you with less time to brood. When you’re older, you will meet men (not boys) who value what you have to offer. And yes, I know you have probably heard this before, but it’s true.

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

Naturopathic route works for psoriasis sufferer Dear Dr. Gott: To the reader who wrote in to your column regarding her grandson’s psoriasis: Try a naturopathic doctor who focuses on diet. I went to a dermatologist for years with a horrible case of psoriasis. I have used steroidal creams, took cortisone injections (one time directly to the soles of my feet, one of my more painful experiences), and gave myself weekly shots in the abdomen. I even had an infusion treatment and countless “trial medications.” When my dermatologist suggested I save my sperm and go in for light chemo, I went looking for other opinions. The diet and supplements that the naturopathic doctor gave me aimed at rebuilding my liver and kidneys, as they had been damaged by extended use of an over-thecounter medication. Dear Reader: Psoriasis is a common autoimmune condition. There are several forms (plaque, guttate, inverse, scalp, nail, pustular and erythrodermic), but each affects the life cycle of skin cells. Plaque psoriasis is the most common form. It causes dry, raised, red skin lesions with silver/white scales (plaque).



They can be painful and/or itchy and may occur anywhere on the body, including in the mouth. Guttate psoriasis is most common in those under 30 years of age. It is typically triggered by a bacterial infection and characterized by waterdrop-shaped sores covered by a fine scale on the scalp, arms, legs and trunk. It might resolve after a single outbreak or recur. Inverse psoriasis causes areas of smooth, red, inflamed skin, primarily in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and around the genitals and buttocks. Scalp psoriasis is similar in appearance to plaque psoriasis and might cause dandrufflike flakes. As the name states, it occurs on the scalp, especially the hairline. It can also extend beyond the hairline. It might be sore or itchy and

bleed when picked. Nail psoriasis can affect both the finger and toenails. It results in abnormal nail growth, discoloration and pitting. Some people might experience onycholysis (nail lifting from the bed); severe cases may cause the nail to crumble. Pustular psoriasis is uncommon. It might appear on widespread patches over the body or on the hands, feet or fingertips. It typically develops quickly. Within hours of the skin becoming red and tender, pus-filled blisters appear. Fatigue, fever, chills and severe itching may also present. The blisters often dry within a day or two, but the cycle may recur every few days or weeks. Erythrodermic psoriasis is the least common form of psoriasis and can cover the entire body. It causes a red, peeling rash that may itch or burn severely. Certain medications such as corticosteroids, sunburn or other forms of poorly controlled psoriasis can trigger it. There is also a condition known as psoriatic arthritis. Between 6 percent and 30 percent of all psoriasis sufferers

will develop one of the several forms that can range from mild to severe and may result in permanent damage and deformity. Psoriasis can typically be diagnosed by visually examining the lesions. Rarely, if there is some doubt, a skin biopsy may be performed. There are many treatment options available to include topical creams, lotions and steroids, oral and injectable steroids or other immunosuppressant drugs, and various forms of light therapy. Home treatments include daily bathing with oil, colloidal oatmeal or Epsom salts in lukewarm water with mild soap. When drying, blot the skin rather than rubbing. Then apply a moisturizer. For people with dry skin, oils may be best. To the best of my knowledge, there is no approved diet for psoriasis sufferers; however, eating plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, while limiting sugars and fats, is recommended.

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

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I know that you are a former coach who taught in high school. But as far as I’m concerned, there are too many athletes who can’t spell “cat” and think that John F. Kennedy was a former football coach at Notre Dame. When asked where China is located, they’ll point to the dish cabinet. That’s because they were taught by coaches who didn’t know how to teach anything but football, basketball or baseball. And guess what? All the athletes got A’s, while hard-working students like me were fortunate to get a B. 0— Jane, Tacoma, Wash. Jane: Whether or not athletes sometimes get a free pass from

indulgent teacher-coaches has nothing to do with your low selfimage and academic disappointments. When I read your letter, I heard the voice of someone who was accustomed to shifting the blame for her own failures to others. For starters, stop think thinking of yourself as “plain Jane.” When you love yourself and start maximizing your potential, you won’t have any reason to look around for excuses. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Don’t be reluctant or fearful to take on heavier than usual work-related responsibilities in the year ahead. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — A development that you’ll have nothing to do with might work out far more fortunately for you than any plans you design yourself. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Be prepared to dismiss all thoughts of failure and focus exclusively on a new endeavor and how you intend to make it a success. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Just because certain activities might be too overwhelming for others to handle, don’t let that dissuade you from establishing lofty goals for yourself. Go for broke. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — We can always pick up little bits and pieces of useful information from almost everyone we deal with. What you learn now will prove to be helpful down the line. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — You’re gifted with a greater range of vision than usual, giving you the ability to spot opportunities most people will miss. Use this advantage wisely and enjoy it responsibly. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Neediness for approval or compliments from others will lessen your effectiveness. Thus, the only person you should please is yourself, which you can do by living up to your abilities. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — There will be ample opportunities to satisfy your need to succeed. However, don’t ask more of yourself than is necessary for fulfillment. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Don’t make the mistake of being intimidated by people whom you think have more power or greater talent than you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — If you firmly believe that Lady Luck favors you as much

as she does others, your positive thinking will help things turn in your favor. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It isn’t necessary to settle for the status quo when situations are running reasonably well. You could use your natural gifts to make things better. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Fiscal trends tend to favor you,

but you must move on them rapidly in order to capitalize on any advantages. The same conditions may not exist tomorrow. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Go ahead and respond to any reasonable urges you get, because they could be the secret to your success.


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

14. Pets & Livestock 50 ACRES PASTURE boarding. Barn, round pen, wash rack, 250 riding acres. $100 monthly per horse. 601638-8988. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,


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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

Foster a Homeless Pet!

1998 FORD CONTOUR. 81,650 miles, $2000 or best offer. 5000 BTU Troy-Bilt generator, $450. 601-9943450 or 601-456-4881.

19. Garage & Yard Sales 1035 LAKESIDE DRIVE Saturday 7am-1pm. Furniture, tools, generators, lots of miscellaneous.

6 FOOT FINISH mower. $750 or best offer. 601-218-3252

109 NICHOLAS STREET off Halls Ferry. Saturday 7am- 12 Noon. Lots of miscellaneous.

Horseback Birthday Parties

112 SHERWOOD DRIVE. Saturday 7am- until. Womens shoes 7-7.5, clothes and miscellaneous. Kids clothes 12 months -5T.

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988

CERAMIC BUSINESS. 1000 molds with large kiln. $800. 601-634-8199. CLOSE OUT SALE! Azalea's and fruit trees. Vicksburg Farm Supply, 601-6340882. FOR LESS THAN 45 cents per day, have The Vicksburg Post delivered to your home. Only $14 per month, 7 day delivery. Call 601-636-4545, Circulation Department. FURNITURE FOR SALE. Office work station- $420, Round trampoline- $225, Queen bed- $350. King mattress set. Baseball bounce back- $50. Miscellaneous lawn equipment. 601488-0570. GIBSON MONUMENTS, We help you honor your loved ones. 6434 Highway 61 South, 601-636-1534. LIKE NEW AB Coaster with CD and book; $300 or best offer. 601-8310411. LOTS OF QUALITY Furniture! Stretch your $$$ *Great Prices, layaways, All About Bargains, 1420 Washington, Downtown, 601-631-0010. NEW MATTRESS SETS. Twin- $189, Full- $259, Queen- $289, 4 drawer chest- $75. Discount Furniture Barn, 601-638-7191.

131 BERRYMAN ROAD. Friday 8am- 6pm Saturday 8am- 2pm. Furniture, collectibles, books, kitchen ware, old toys, glassware, Too much too list.

Find a Honey of a Deal in the Classifieds...Zero in on that most wanted or hard to find item.

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Chris Steele/ Owner

STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies 2009 18 FOOT EXPRESS. 90 horse power motor with on board charger, 24 volt trolling motor, good shape. $12,500. 601218-3156. What's going on in Vicksburg this weekend? Read The Vicksburg Post! For convenient home delivery, call 601-636-4545, ask for circulation.

24. Business Services

1911 Mission 66


PROFESSIONAL OFFICE SPACE. Great location. Utilities and janitorial service included. $600/month. 601-638-4050.

27. Rooms For Rent LARGE HOUSE. COMPLETELY furnished, all utilities paid, cable, Internet. $135 weekly. 601-6298474.

28. Furnished Apartments 1 BEDROOM WITH kitchen and bathroom, cable hook-up and utilities furnished. 601-529-9804. COMPLETELY FURNISHED 1 bedroom corporate apartment. Suitable for single. All utilities included, except phone. Historical district. $600 monthly. 601638-6858.


3 FAMILY GARAGE sale. 110 Pecan Boulevard (Openwood). Saturday 8am- 2pm. Lots of everything. Furniture, treadmills, clothing, lots of miscellaneous.


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

GARAGE SALE Furniture and more 109 Brookwood Lane Saturday 7-12 noon

GREAT YARD SALE! 180 Hilton Road off Nailor Rd. Saturday 7 am. Appliances, furniture, tools, dishes, kid stuff and more.

MOVING SALE. 113 Windy Lake Circle. (Openwood) Friday 12 noon- 7pm, Saturday, 8am- 3pm, junior's extra small and small clothes, holiday dĂŠcor, electronics, linens, lots more!

Classified Advertising really brings big results!



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

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

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments 9:00am– 4:00pm Must be 62 or older 1 Bedroom Laundry Facilities Community Room On-site Service Coordinator 601-638-1684 2721 Alcorn Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180 Equal Housing Opportunity

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

Discover a new world of

DUPLEX 3 bedroom fully furnished $1050, water,electric, DirectTV included. 601-218-5348.

6002 INDIANA AVENUE. Saturday 7am. Moving sale, not across town, so everything must go! All household furniture, appliances. Tanning bed to utensils.

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

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

BRIAN MOORE REALTY Connie - Owner/ Agent

ALL PRO PAINTING- All types of painting, interior/ exterior and home repairs. 601-218-0263.

5028 ROLLINGWOOD ESTATES. Saturday 8am2pm Clothes, shoes, miscellaneous household.

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

212 KATHERINE DRIVE, Hillcrest Subdivision, Saturday, 7am-12 noon, furniture, household items, exercise equipment, linens, clothing, more, 3 families!

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

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


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

205 HARRIET AVENUE. Saturday 7am. Moving sale. Lots to choose from.

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Commodore Apartments

Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft.

SPRING SALE, CLAY Street, Bowling Alley, Friday and Saturday, 6:30am-until, bargains galore, low, low prices! Proceeds to benefit Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church.

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26. For Rent Or Lease

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

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

RUMMAGE SALE Saturday 7am- 2pm. 1210 Openwood Street. Look for signs. Girls sizes 4t-6x and more.

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

Great Location! USED BATHROOM AND kitchen items. Gray cultured marble drop-in jetted tub, $200. Surrounding marble pieces, 7 foot vanity top with 2 sinks and fixtures, toilet to match, $200. Used whirlpool dishwasher, $100. Cork flooring, $50. 601-4152608.

Drivers Needed Nights Commission Work 50/50


RAIN OR SHINE CHURCH YARD SALE SATURDAY ONLYCALVARY BAPTIST 2878 OLD HWY 27, Old Fellowship Hall - Large selection clothes, whatknots, dishes, toys, some furniture, cages, appliances, books

Specialize in painting/ sheet rock. All home improvements Free Estimates 601-634-0948.

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Office or Retail!

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

$4,500 CIVIL WAR CANNON REPLICA. Non firing static display. Would look great in hotel or business lobby. Over 10 feet in total length, 42 inches tall. For information call 601-661-6042, 601-218-9090.

The Vicksburg Post

opportunity with The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

11. Business Opportunities

TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 4 bedroom duplex. $500 monthly, $200 deposit, refrigerator and stove furnished. 601-634-8290.

CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom town house, $500. Washer/ dryer hookup. $300 deposit. Management 601-631-0805. VERY NICE DOWNSTAIRS apartment. 1 bedroom, washer/ dryer connections, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, near River Region. $550 monthly. No pets. 601-638-4685.

30. Houses For Rent 1 BEDROOM AVAILABLE FOR $325 monthly, $150 deposit. Inquire at 1407 Locust Street or 601-638-9320. LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506.


31. Mobile Homes For Rent 16X60 2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, 12x60 porch. No pets. $200 deposit, $600 monthly. 601-631-1942. Bovina Area rentals available. No pets, security deposit and references required. 601638-2786.


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11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

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D&D Tree Cutting Trimming & Lawn Care Insured

For Free Estimates call “Big James� at 601-218-7782. D'S LAWN SERVICE. Affordable rates. Free estimates. Call today, 601-6180090, 601-642-7985. D.R. PAINTING AND CONSTRUCTION. Painting, roofing, carpentry service. Licensed, bonded. Free estimates! Call 601-638-5082. DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

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


601-415-8735 24. Business Services

RIGGS REPAIRS AND RESTORATIONS Complete Rental or Sales Property Maintenance and Repairs. 24/7 service, monthly billing & much more. Call Patrick or Deborah at 601-631-0624 or 601-9944212. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

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

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•


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

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

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932



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


New Homes




Haul Clay, Gravel, Dirt, Rock & Sand All Types of Dozer Work Land Clearing • Demolition Site Development & Preparation Excavation Crane Rental • Mud Jacking

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

Simmons Lawn Service

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

• I-Phone Repair •

Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.

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

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

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

LAWN MOWING SERVICES •Lawn Maintenance •Trimming/ Prunning •Seasonal Cleanups •Rake leaves & remove •Straw/ Mulch


Dewey 601-529-9817




• Business Cards • Letterhead • Envelopes • Invoices • Work Orders • Invitations


Show Your Colors!

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

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

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34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale

34. Houses For Sale EAGLE LAKE

Licensed in MS and LA

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012

Discover why over 17 million homeowners trust State Farm. ®

Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490 Broker, GRI

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

With your new home comes new


responsibilities - like protecting your new investment with the

Like a good neighbor

Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

State Farm is there.® CALL ME TODAY.

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34. Houses For Sale

MEADOWBROOK PROPERTIES. 2 or 3 bedroom mobile homes, south county. Deposit required. 601-619-9789.

Ask Us.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

FHA & VA Conventional ! Construction ! First-time Homebuyers !

Candy Francisco Mortgage Originator


14X80. 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath on 1.8 acres. 3180 Grange Hall Road. $35,000. 601-994-3018. 1995 CAPPAERT 16X80. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $11,500. Must move. 601529-6175.

Mortgage Loans 601.630.8209

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Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

2006 16x80 Three bedroom 2 bath, mint condition. $22,900. 601-941-9116. KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

This property located in a great spot between Tallulah and Lake Bruin. 4 BR, 3 Ba home has 1.75 acres with over 2200 sq. ft. Completely renovated and ready to move in. Call Brinda Stockton McMillin Real Estate 318-341-2532 318-574-0112

State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company, Bloomington, IL 0907507


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

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

33. Commercial Property

AVAILABLE FIRST FLOOR office space. Mission 66. $495 to $1200. Call 601291-1148 or 601-629-7305. DELUXE OFFICE SPACE- Wisconsin Avenue. 680 square feet- $450. Call 601-634-6669.

34. Houses For Sale BEVERLY MCMILLIN


601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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

Mc Millin Real Estate Classifieds Really Work!

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601-636-0502 CLOSET PHOBIA? Clear out the skeletons in yours with an ad in the classifieds.

812 POLK STREET. $55,000- spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. Ward Real Estate, 601-634-6898.

35. Lots For Sale LOTS ON GIBSON ROAD and Boy Scout Road. Call 601-415-4129 for details.

36. Farms & Acreage 42 ACRES. ROLLING, open pasture with lake, mostly fenced, all usable. 8 miles from I-20, 5930 Fisher Ferry. $249,900. 601-529-9395 Realtor. BANKS OF THE Big Black. Approximately 1 acre. $8500. 601-940-8480.

38. Farm Implements/ Heavy Equipment MASSEY FERGUSON 30 Tractor Completely Overhauled, excellent condition. Bush hog, disk, and grader blade. $3,850 601-4151644, 601-638-2952.


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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. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333

601-638-7831• •201 201Berryman Berryman Rd 601-638-7831 Rd.

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS Elderly & Disabled 3515 Manor Drive Vicksburg, Ms. 601-636-3625 Equal Housing Opportunity

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.



FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 •

The Car Store CARS • CARS • CARS• CARS• CARS 2006 CHEVY COBALT LS V1973R ...24 Months @ $250 per month ............... $840*down 2002 CHEVY IMPALA LS V2134 ...............28 Months @ $290 per month ....... $1240*down 2005 CHEVY MALIBU LT V2132 ...28 Months @ $330 per month ............. $1380*down 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA LE V2129...........28 Months @ $320 per month ....... $1450*down 2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE SLS V2128 ...28 Months @ $280 per month .... $1520*down 2006 CHEVY IMPALA LT V2130 ................28 Months @ $330 per month ....... $1590*down 2006 PONTIAC G6 GTP V2135 ...27 Months @ $340 per month ............. $1860*down $350 per month ....... $1975* " G6 V2127 ..........................28 Months " 2007 1-*PONTICA 1- *down 1-*@ " $ 2008 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX V2123 ...28 Months @ $350 per month ...... 2290*down TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS • TRUCKS 2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CX V1934R 15 Months @ $240 per month .... $720*down 2005 CHEVY UPLANDER LS VAN V2137 28 Months @ $320 per month .... $1765*down 2001 CHEVY TAHOE LS 4X4 V2131 28 Months @ $320 per month............ $1905*down " EXPEDITION EB 2WD V2133 281Months 2003 *down -*" 1-*FORD -*"@ $340 per month $12150 CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH • CASH $600 *"* 2000 ODGE DURANGO SLT 4X4 V1729RR1.......................................................... 1-*D" 1-*" $ 1985 CHEVY WRECKER ......................................................................................... 2500* -













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40. Cars & Trucks

40. Cars & Trucks

1994 NISSAN MAXIMA. $2900. 601-618-6441. 1995 BMW 730IL. Looks good, and runs great. $3000. 601-661-0242. 1998 GMC Sonoma. Extended cab, 4x4 automatic. 601-618-4472. 1999 FORD TAURUS. $1,895. Call 601-529-1195 2001 GRAY NISSAN Maxima. Runs great, air/ heat, CD player. Asking $4500. 601-631-1674.

BUY HERE, PAY HERE. Located at George Carr old Rental Building. Come check us out. MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2006 Nissan Maxima, white, 80,000 miles. $13,875. Please call 601-636-7523, extension 258.

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


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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 Carraway...601-218-2869

right amount of homeowners insurance. That’s where I can help.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

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



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TOPIC SATURDAY, Ap RIll 30, 2011 • SE C TI O N D COMICS D2 | KIDS PAGE D3 Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 137

Vicksburg Chamber


Music Festival

Series starts Sunday evening By Terri Cowart Frazier

Emmylou Harris

Passion for pets paves way to album

On Sunday, Vicksburg will be in the right place at the right time with the first show of the 2011 Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival. New York mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel, who is married to a Vicksburg native, will return to his home to perform at 5 p.m. in the chapel at First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St. A reception will follow at Ward Hall. “Sarah Heltzel, the daughterin-law of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Heltzel of Vicksburg, was planning to visit Mississippi with her husband, Peter,” said organizer Frances Koury. “Her fatherin-law gave me a call to let me know his talented daughterin-law would be here.” Koury jumped on the opportunity. The New York Times says Sarah Heltzel is noted for her “emotional range” and her “plumy nuance mezzo.” She has performed at Carnegie Hall and the American Lyric Theatre in New York and numerous recitals in New York, Boston and Seattle. Accompanying Heltzel will be Milos Repicky, pianist/conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.

By Chris Talbott AP entertainment writer NASHVILLE — Emmylou Harris is looking out the window of her writing sanctuary, a small room in the upstairs of her house. Two friends are walking in the backyard. One is her longtime friend Kate Derr. The other is a black and white hound dog named Scooter. “I think he’s just sort of been a professional stray all his life,” she says of Scooter. “He’s a beautiful dog. Very handsome.” Scooter is more than just a visitor: He lives with Harris, albeit in another house at the edge of her property. His accommodations are part of Bonaparte’s Retreat, Harris’ at-risk dog rescue that she started in 2004. “There are five dogs in the bunkhouse area. One dog is going to live permanently in the office,” she says. “He has some fear issues with people he doesn’t know. But once he gets to know you, he’s just a big, lovable dog.” The Country Music Hall of Famer calls her rescue work her second career: “The animal piece, there’s a little more urgency to it. I feel like I’m — well I am — dealing with life and death, so I suppose it’s a different kind of passion.” But she hasn’t given up her day job. She’s got a new album, “Hard Bargain,” out this week. And in some ways her two passions are symbiotic. One of the 11 new songs she penned for the album is called “Big Black Dog.” The song’s about Bella, an adopted dog with “a little too much gray around the muzzle.” Harris penned the tune, and the other songs on her album, in her writing room in her home in Nashville. Bob Dylan is in the disc player and pictures from various periods in her life and career are on the wall. “For some reason I felt very comfortable in here, like a little nest or something up in the trees, you know?” she said. “I just said, ‘Well, I need to try to write,’ so I just literally locked myself away like the character in ‘Rumpelstiltskin’: ‘Don’t come out of there till you spin all that straw into gold!’ So I got a big bunch of straw.” Harris emerged from the room having taken something of an emotional journey. She visits two of her greatest influences, Gram Parsons and Kate See Harris, Page D3.

Sarah Heltzel

If you go The Vicksburg Chamber Music Festival starts at 5 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church with mezzo-soprano Sarah Heltzel and Metropolitan Opera Milos pianist Milos Repicky Repicky. Tick Tickets are $15 for adults and free for students. The festival continues at: • 12:30 p.m. May 8 — Mother’s Day luncheon and concert at The Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St.; $30 adults, $10 students; cash bar at noon; reservations: 601-634-4527. • 5 p.m. May 15 — Vicksburg Orchestral Society at Crawford Street United Methodist; $15 adults, students free; reception at Blum-Levy Home on Cherry Street; 601-636-0390. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Students will be admitted free. The festival will continue for

two consecutive Sundays. • “Family Affair,” featuring Mississippi Symphony Orchestra violinist Marta Szlubowska, will begin at 12:30 p.m. May 8, Mother’s Day, at The Duff Green Mansion, 1114 First East St. Performing with her will be her father, Danuta; her mother, Janusz; and her 14-year-old daughter, Julia Kirk. Marta Szlubowska came to the U.S. from Poland in 1983 and has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12. A cash bar will open at noon. Reservations are required and tickets may be purchased by calling Vicksburg Main Street at 601-634-4527. • The Vicksburg Orchestral Society, conducted by Dr. Darcie Bishop, will perform at 5 p.m. May 15 at Crawford Street United Methodist on Crawford. Bishop, a trumpeter with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, is interim chairman of the Music Department at Jackson State University. Sandra Shugars, a member of The Church of the Holy Trinity Conservatory of Fine Arts staff, will be the concert mistress. Tickets will be $15 at the door. A reception will follow. “For a town our size this is a real cultural opportunity for us to be able to present this to the community,” festival artistic director Dorothy Brasfield said. The festival is presented by Four Seasons of the Arts, which was organized in 1999. Funds to continue it come from corporate and individual donations, Koury said.

Follow the rules to make the best of container gardening Today’s busy gardeners want flexibility, and there’s no better avenue than container gardening. Containers make it fast, easy and fun to grow plants on porches, decks, patios and balconies. Gardeners can showcase an entrance, enhance an outdoor seating area or highlight a shady spot. A container will provide more production per square foot, and gardeners generally will take better care of a container than a small garden, says Dr. Wayne Porter, a Mississippi State University Extension Service area horticulture specialist in Lauderdale County. At his Creative Container Gardening talk at the 2011 Master Gardeners March Mondays series, he cautioned gardeners to not use dirt from their yards for container planting. It is too heavy and contains insects and disease organisms. A high-quality mix containing composted pine bark or hardwood and perlite is a much better choice. Almost anything that can hold soil can be transformed into a container, if it has adequate drainage holes. Most pots have them in the bottom, but Porter said he generally prefers them on the sides as well because the

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bottom can become plugged if the pot is not elevated. Holes can be drilled on the sides near the bottom of plastic pots, but a ceramic or terra cotta pot is another story. Pot legs should be used to elevate pots with bottom holes to insure proper drainage. Over-watering and poor drainage are often responsible for container-planting failures, Porter said. Jeff Fulton, a landscaper and owner of the Louisville Nursery, presented a container-gardening workshop at the 2011 State Garden Club Convention. He said he prefers large containers. They take a lot of soil, so he recommends a couple of ways to reduce the amount. An inverted smaller pot can be inserted into the bottom of the larger container to take up some of the space before any potting soil is added. Plastic shipping peanuts also work well. He reuses old potting soil in the lower half of large containers, and he recommends using new potting soil containing time-

events include: • Openwood Garden Club Plant Sale — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. today; 209 Pecan Blvd.; vegetables, ornamental plants and Master Gardeners to answer questions. • Gardens of Madison County — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today and 1-5 p.m. Sunday; eight gardens enhanced with tablescapes; $15; 601856-4455 or for map and other information. • Sixth annual Lexington Home and Garden Seminar — May 17; Southern Time and the Living is Easy home tour and tablescapes with afternoon floral design presentation by Jon Davis, designer, florist and event planner; $60, includes lunch; Jane Smith: 662-8341522 or janesmith@aol. com.

release fertilizer and polymers for the upper half of summer containers. Containers should always be large enough to last the entire growing season without letting the plants become too root-bound.

Fulton shared a couple of other tricks for constructing pots and large hanging baskets. After he has added 2 inches to 3 inches of potting soil, he inserts a plastic saucer (the kind used under plants to catch water and protect floors or furniture). He then adds more potting soil before planing. The saucer acts as a water reservoir during the hot summer months when containers need to be watered frequently. This works particularly well in the large hanging baskets he plants annually for downtown Louisville. Container plantings call for tall, medium and crawling or spreading plant material. Many experts suggest planting the tall element in the center. Fulton prefers using them to the back, unless the pot is to be viewed from all sides. Ornamental grasses such as Purple Fountain Grass, millet, small trees or shrubs are his favorite choices for the taller element. Buy them small initially, he said, because they tend to be food hogs and the fillers and spillers need time to let their roots take hold. Consider the location where the container is to sit before choosing plant material. Read labels or ask nursery personnel for help. Shade

plants cannot tolerate full sun, and sun-lovers generally do not thrive in shady conditions. All plants in a container should have basically the same requirements for sun and watering. They also need to be fertilized more frequently. Porter and Fulton recommend using time-release fertilizer at planting time supplemented by water-soluble fertilizer feedings at half strength every two weeks. Water washes fertilizer out quickly, and Porter often reapplies time release later in the season. Divide in half the amount of time the time release is supposed to work — six months will last about three in our hot summers) to determine when to reapply. During the summer, containers need to be watered more often than ground plantings, often daily and preferably at soil level. Infrequent or inadequate watering can stress them. Morning is the best time to water, Porter says. If the leaves get wet too late in the day, disease can develop in 14 to 16 hours. •

Miriam Jabour, a Master Gardener and Master Flower Show judge, has been active in the Openwood Plantation Garden Club for over 35 years. Write to her at 1114 Windy Lake Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39183.


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Kim Shifino of Matt and Kim performs during the MTV O Music Awards in Las Vegas.

MTV tests awards show in webcast and tweets By Jake Coyle AP entertainment writer

group Lonely Island won funniest music short for their “Saturday Night Live” music NEW YORK — MTV video “I Just Had Sex.” Kanye debuted its inaugural O West won for best tweet, an Music Awards eschewing inevitability since he was the award show traditions and only one nominated. Website even its own broadcasting Pandora won for best music discovery site. Singer-songpower. A newfangled, multiplat- writer Andy Grammer won form event, the O Music most innovative music video Awards aired Thursday night for his “Keep Your Head Up” on not any of the MTV Net- video. Talking heads were occaworks but on Facebook, MTV websites and mobile apps. sionally made glitchy, as if The live, hourlong webcast they were teleported from t h e f u tu r e . was billed as Viewers were a fan-friendly given a few celebration of options in digital music their perspec— an attempt tive, including by the everwatching the youthful netmain show, work to offithe audience cially fete the or rapper new arenas of Chidera music culture. “Chiddy” EmbracAnamege, ing the amorwho provided phousness t h e n i g h t ’s of the digital sideshow. He world, MTV Chiddy Bang raps. r ap p e d f o r kept things so unstructured that even the more than nine hours and 18 “O” in the show’s title was minutes to break the Guinintentionally left undefined ness World Record for longest freestyle rap. and open for interpretation. Chiddy’s endurance was The webcast emanated from an outdoor stage in Las admirable, but he wasn’t Vegas, but effectively took exactly good TV but a man mumbling on the couch. He place in the digital realm. Most all winners accepted rapped: “This is easy to me/ awards (trophies were a It’s just entertainment.” MTV has had great success kind of glass cube) remotely in taped video acceptance in its Video Music Awards speeches. Some perfor- and (to a lesser extent) its mances, like those by Foster Movie Awards. Both began as upstarts the People and Mumford & Sons, were piped in from keyed on upsetting staid award shows, but have other locations. The exuberant duo Matt & become long-running instituKim served as both house tions in their own right. Each show has always put a preband and quasi hosts. “Tonight, we’re celebrat- mium on spontaneity. The OMAs, MTV made ing every gigabyte of musical interactively known to man,” clear, are an experiment — said drummer Kim Schifino, a “beta award show,” said before admitting she had no Dermot McCormack, head of idea what a gigabyte even is. digital media at MTV Music Some familiar faces won Group. Still, the whole affair genawards, such as Lady Gaga, who won most innovative erally came off as low-rent, artist and must-follow artist with mostly middle-tier acts on Twitter. The winners were performing, a lack of polchosen by fan voting, which ished hosts and a generally was tallied in real time ahead canned feeling, despite all the attempts to equal the Web’s of the awards. “You make me feel so democracy. If the mission was to create brave,” said Gaga in a video. “And you make me feel like social media buzz, the OMAs I can really push the bound- didn’t appear to succeed on a aries of commercial, main- large scale in real time. On Twitter — one of the stream music and art.” Other awards sought to primary places the network honor the less famous. Viral hoped to stoke conversavideo sensation Rebecca tion — the dominant topics Black presented the award remained the royal wedding for “fan army” to the passion- and Steve Carell’s “Office” ate following to Tokio Hotel’s farewell. MTV could still point to the Aliens. “That’s so amazing, you 3 million votes cast online guys,” said Black to squeal- ahead of the Thursday event as evidence of enthusiasm. ing fans around her. Andy Samberg’s comedy

Pop songwriters honored LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of the year’s most prolific hitmakers, Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald and Max Martin, are the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ songwriters of the year. The two men, who are responsible for such hits as Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.” and Katy Perry’s “California Gurls,” took top honors Wednesday at ASCAP’s 28th annual Pop Music Awards. Train frontman Pat Monahan won song of the year for “Hey,

Soul Sister.” EMI Music Publishing was named publisher of the year. Rod Stewart, Band of Horses and Randy Bachman were also honored at the private ceremony at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel. Ke$ha, Adam Lambert, Taio Cruz and Darren Criss of “Glee” were among the night’s presenters and performers. ASCAP is a performing rights organization with more than 400,000 members.

McGarrigle, ponders difficult questions like stolen youth, death, the quick passage of time, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and does it in a subtle, stripped-down way that’s simple yet still powerful. The 64-year-old played the songs for sometimecollaborator Jay Joyce and asked him to produce the album. He brought in Giles Reaves and the three joined an engineer and Joyce’s sweater-chomping dog Clarence in Joyce’s studio to lay down simple versions of the songs. “Emmy would play guitar and sing and we would, depending on the song, choose an instrument that was working, and we’d just kind of jam around and get

the live piece done, then put some colors on top of that,” Joyce said. “There were no session players coming and going. It was just a hang.” Harris’ collaborators often come away mesmerized after working with her, and Joyce definitely experienced the magic she’s spun over her 40-year career. “She’s just got a real wisdom about her,” Joyce said. “You just kind of forget you’re making a record, you know. You’re just having fun playing music. I think that’s why she’s still a force because she’s always just been kind of about the music. She’s kind of like one of the people in the band. She comes from that sort of place.” She got that from her time with Parsons, a deep influ-

ence whom she worked with for a short time before his death in 1973. It was Parsons who showed her — and many rock ’n’ roll friends — the beauty of traditional country music. She opens the album with “The Road,” a nostalgic remembrance of Parsons. It is an expansive look at their relationship, one that sent Harris on the way to iconic status. She sings: “You put me on that path/How could I refuse?/And I’ve spent my whole life out here working on the blues.” “It was like my ears opened up for the first time and I heard the connection between my ear and my heart,” Harris said. “I crossed a line. It changed the way I heard music. It doesn’t mean country music

is the only music, but it became my home base. It became my point of departure, where I could gather in all these other things. But it was like ground zero for me.” She recently added an electric guitar player to her touring band and said she was beginning to feel excited about sharing the songs with her fans on the road. That means she’ll have to leave her rescue mission to her trusted friends for a while. But she was feeling that old passion for music again, and was ready to chase it for a while. “And I’ve also started to think about bringing in old material that I haven’t done for a while,” Harris said. “It keeps everything fresh and new.”


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