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NEW ORLEANS — The sea calmed this morning, helping efforts to fight a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico but providing scant comfort for people along beaches and bayous waiting anxiously to find out when and where the mess might come ashore. So far only sheens have reached into some coastal

waters, and the oil’s slow progress despite an uncapped seafloor gusher has given crews and volunteers time to lay boom in front of shorelines. That effort was stymied by choppy seas into the weekend, but officials were optimistic today as the sun came out and winds eased. Coast Guard spokesman David Mosley said this morning that rig operator BP

LPC would continue trying to cap the leak and authorities hoped to dump chemicals from an airplane to help break up the sheen. The uncertainty has been trying for people who live along a swath of the Gulf from Louisiana to Florida. The undersea well has been spewing 200,000 gallons a day since an April 20 explosion See Oil spill, Page A9.

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Workers place oil containment booms in the central marshes in St. Bernard Parish Monday.

WEATHER Tonight: Clear; low near 54 Wednesday: Sunny; high near 90

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DEATHS • Stephanee Nichole David • Lester Ray Flowers • Derrick Dewayne Funches • John David Kelly Jr.

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TODAY IN HISTORY 1904: The United States takes over construction of the Panama Canal. 1932: Mobster Al Capone, convicted of income-tax evasion, enters the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. (Capone was later transferred to Alcatraz Island.) 1945: German forces in the Netherlands, Denmark and northwest Germany agree to surrender. 1960: Actress-comedian Lucille Ball divorces her husband, Desi Arnaz, after 20 years of marriage. 1961: A group of “Freedom Riders” leaves Washington, D.C., for New Orleans to challenge racial segregation on interstate buses and in bus terminals. 1970: Ohio National Guardsmen open fire during an anti-war protest at Kent State University, killing four students and wounding nine others. (Two of the students who died, Allison Krause and Jeffrey Miller, had been participating in the demonstration while the other two, Sandra Scheuer and William Schroeder, were passers-by en route to their next classes.)

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Though the location will change, the Vicksburg Farmers’ Market will be back for a third summer. Work at or near the Levee Street Depot will bump the market from the lot it has occupied the last To become a ventwo years, dor: but the • About 25 vendor Vicksburg spaces Board of • Contracts required. Mayor and • Cost $100 Aldermen, meeting • Spaces assigned acMonday, cording to wares gave its • Download applicaOK for the tions: www.vicksmarket burgfarmersmarket. to open org or pick up at the June 5 just Main Street office, down the 1309 Washington St. street — at • More info: call Mary the CatBeth Lasseter at fish Row 601-634-9484, after Art Park, 8 a.m. across from the Riverfront Murals. “It’s hard to move something so successful, so we wanted to keep it in the same area,” said Kristen Meehan, one of the market’s volunteer coordinators. “Now we’ll still be at Grove and Levee — just on the other side of Grove.” Once again the market will offer produce from local farms and baked goods from nearby kitchens Saturday mornings from 8 to 11 and Wednesday afternoons from 4 to 7. Vendors who sell out of the backs of their trucks or need close access to truck

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Five-year-old John Custer, the son of Casey and Emily Custer, laughs while being sprayed by Shannon Bell on Chambers Street Monday. John, along with playmate Ella Ann Gough, left, daughter of Brian Gough and Kristen Gough, took a break from

helping Bell wash her car to have a little fun in the warmer weather. Vicksburg’s high temperature, 87, was one of the highest in the state, and sunny skies remained the forecast for the rest of the week.

Deadline set to speak on old house at Ceres By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com People have until May 21 to send information and comments to state preservationists if they want a say in whether the Ceres Plantation House is designated a Mississippi Landmark. If the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s board approves the designation, alterations would be restricted to federal guide-

lines and would stop demolition of the partially dilapidated structure owned by Warren County and located in the Ceres Industrial Interplex at Flowers. A vote is expected July 23. Talks between the directors of the agency and the Warren County Port Commission, which manages industrial properties, are also under way with the aim of finding someone to purchase and move the house,

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To comment Comments and requests for more information may be sent to Jim Woodrick, acting director, Historic Preservation Division, Mississippi Department of Archives and History, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205 by May 21. which has roof damage and several broken windows. The house came with the grant-funded purchase of 1,290 acres in east Warren See Ceres, Page A9.

County seeks state OK to put debris near gin By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Seeking to avoid the kind of reimbursement dispute that followed Hurricane Katrina, Warren County will seek state approval before deciding where to place tree limbs and other non-structural debris from the April 24 tornado that ravaged parts of 17 Mississippi counties, including the Eagle Lake community.

Supervisors agreed Monday to apply to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to use an area near the Simmons Planting Company cotton gin on Mississippi 465 for wind-blown debris from the twister, blamed for 10 deaths after leaving Warren County and, according to state and federal damage assessment teams, major damage to 390 See Debris, Page A9.

Supervisors approve RRMC deal for inmate health care By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com River Region Medical Center offered reduced rates for hospital services and testing for jail inmates, a deal that Warren County supervisors readily accepted as

part of their effort to reduce expenses. The agreement does not cover services of physicians or professional fees. Terms will renew automatically after the first year, barring a desire by either party to cancel. The offer, which

could save the county up to 60 percent on covered services, was OK’d without dissent pending a legal review. The discounts on services to inmates had been offered by the hospital before, though no written contract existed previously, River Region CEO

Vance Reynolds said after the meeting. Reynolds said discussions with the county on inmate services had continued “over the past few years” leading up to Monday’s vote. The pact is expected to sync with privatized medical services, which the board has

mulled since March while planning a request for proposals to spell out precisely what the county wants from a single-source inmate care provider. Supervisors and the sherSee County, Page A6.


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City man jailed for 3rd domestic violence charge A Vicksburg man was arrested Monday afternoon for third offense domestic violence while reporting to his probation officer on Clay Street. Jermaine Harris, 19, 1710 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, is accused of assaulting his girlfriend on April 27, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. The victim was not reported injured, Stewart said. Harris was in the Warren County Jail on a $15,000

BRANDON, Miss. — Prosecutors have upgraded the charges against a suspect in the death of Mississippi white supremacist Richard Barrett to capital murder. Rankin County District Attorney Michael Guest made the announcement during today’s arraignment for Vincent McGee, who also is charged with robbery and arson. Guest said the robbery charge stemmed from the theft of a wallet and a gun

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from staff reports bond. He also was on hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections for probation violation, Stewart said.

Three televisions stolen in Vicksburg Televisions were hot Monday in city and county residential burglaries. At 11:53 a.m. in the 4400 block of North Frontage

Road, a 32-inch Vizio flatscreen TV valued at $700 was reported stolen, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. A Wii game console valued at $300, a Sony DVD player valued at $100 and a 32-inch Vizio flat-screen TV valued at $700 were reported stolen in the 100 block of Alcorn Drive at 5:51 p.m. In Warren County, a 26-inch Sanyo flat-screen TV valued at $900 was reported stolen in the 100 block of Brister Road at 1:39 p.m., records showed.

Shorts, shirt, hats missing on Clay Street Clothing was missing Monday in a business burglary reported in Vicksburg, police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 8:13 a.m., three pairs of Polo shorts valued at $35, one Polo shirt valued at $40, two Rocawear hats valued at $30 and seven pairs of Gloria Vanderbilt jeans were reported stolen from The Vault at 1510 Clay St.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS from Barrett’s rural Rankin County home. McGee was arrested on April 22, hours after Barrett’s body was found. An autopsy showed the 67-yearold Barrett had been stabbed, beaten and burned. Three other people are charged as accessories. At the arraignment in Rankin County Court, Undersheriff Bryan Bailey testi-

fied that McGee told investigators he hit and stabbed Barrett after the man made sexual advances.

Man booked in La. in law swindle BATON ROUGE — State police have arrested a 54-year-old man for swindling 12 Ascension Parish residents out of a total of $60,300 by pretending to be a lawyer and charging them bogus attorney fees.

Sgt. Markus Smith said Raymond Gross was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Monday on 12 counts each of felony theft and unlawful practice of law. Gross was later transferred to Ascension Parish Prison. Smith said troopers started looking into Gross after receiving a request for assistance from the Office of Disciplinary Council in Baton Rouge, which investigates allegations of lawyer misconduct.

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Warren County has added its support to a letter asking Congress to reserve $50 million to complete the Yazoo Backwater Project until a lawsuit challenging a veto of pumps at Steele Bayou is resolved. County leaders in Warren, Issaquena, Sharkey, Yazoo, Humphries and Washington counties received requests this month from the Mississippi Levee Board to sign a letter addressed to U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson and Sens. Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. In 2009, the Levee Board filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming the agency illegally axed an Army Corps of Engineers design to remove impounded water from Lower Delta forests and fields in flood years. The project has evolved since Congress first authorized it in 1941. EPA cited provisions of the Clean Water Act and potential harm to habitat in its veto. Supporters of the pumps have touted the most recent version of the pumps as balanced and necessary. In its suit, the levee authorities say the EPA did not have veto authority because Congress had signed off on the project in the early 1980s and an executive agency can’t cancel an act of Congress.

Warren jurors to hear case of Coast teen From staff reports A group of Warren County jurors will serve this week in the Jackson County capital murder trial of a Moss Point teenager. Tevin Benjamin, 16, is accused in the 2008 shooting death of Hattiesburg resident Michael David Porter. He is the third to be tried in the case, said Jackson County Circuit Clerk Joe Martin. Darwin Wells and Terry Hye Jr., also teenagers, were convicted in separate trials. Hye was sentenced to life without parole, and Wells was sentenced to life but will be eligible for parole when he is 65, Martin said. A fourth defendant, Alonzo Kelly, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact and was sentenced to time served. Jackson County Circuit Judge Dale Harkey granted the change of venue for jury selection for Benjamin’s trial, expected to get under way Wednesday in Pascagoula and continue to Friday, “or possibly into the weekend,” Martin said. Warren County residents were summoned to Circuit Court this morning for jury selection, but a representative at the clerk’s office could not confirm how many were summoned. Porter, who was 44, was shot Oct. 23, 2008, at a Moss Point gas station while on his way with his wife to their grandson’s football game. Police said a group of teens tried to rob Porter, who struggled and was shot as he tried to drive away.


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NATCHEZ (AP) — Cemeteries never die and neither does the work it takes to maintain them. So the Natchez City Cemetery is selling specially designed benches to raise money to continue restoring cistern houses in the cemetery and continue upkeep of the cemetery grounds, including perpetual care lots. Catherine Ratcliffe, fundraiser chairman and cemetery board of directors member, said the cemetery is a vital part of Natchez’s history so efforts have to be made to maintain the cemetery and restore portions that have fallen into disrepair such as the cistern houses. “The work goes on forever,” she said. “The people who paid perpetual care fees years ago, that money is long gone, but the care goes on and that is why we are trying to raise more money.” The benches were designed and donated by Natchez Monument Company in honor of longtime Natchez Monument Company employee Adrian Trimble and his wife, Joess. They are $500 each and a limited number have been produced, Ratcliffe said. The largest ongoing main-

JACKSON — As Ashland Mayor Mitch Carroll helped residents remove debris and trees from their properties on Monday, he took a minute to give thanks that a weekend tornado that killed two Benton County residents didn’t take more lives. “I thank the good Lord it wasn’t but two fatalities because it could have been a whole lot worse when you look at the destruction,” Carroll said Monday, a day after an early-morning twister wreaked havoc on the county, blowing some houses off the foundations. The tornado was part of a supercell thunderstorm that also spawned a twister in Abbeville, where one person was killed. The weather system dumped several inches of rain across north Mississippi, causing flooding problems on highways and in homes and businesses. In all, six Mississippi deaths, including traffic fatalities, are being blamed on the storm. Another 17 people in Tennessee and four in Kentucky were killed in the same destructive line of storms and flash flooding. Damage assessments were being conducted Monday to determine whether the counties could be eligible for any federal disaster relief, said Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokeswoman Nikki Pressley. At least 13 counties have reported damage from the storm, according to Dan Turner, spokesman for Gov. Haley Barbour. The governor issued a state of emergency for Benton, Lafayette, Panola, Tippah and Union counties. Preliminary surveys show 11 homes were destroyed and six had major damage in Benton County, the area that appeared to have the most damage. Schools were closed Monday in Benton, Tippah and Alcorn counties.

tenance project is the restoration of three cistern houses at the cemetery. One cistern house restoration was recently completed, said Sarabeth Rountree, cistern restoration chairman and board of directors member. The restored cistern house is located at the end of the road to the right of the cemetery shelter house. Rountree said families used the historic cistern houses as shade and cover from weather. “They called them waiting houses and used them when visiting the cemetery,” she said. “The cisterns themselves were used to retrieve and store water that could be used to water flowers and plants at the gravesite. “These structures are very old and were very important in the early days of the cemetery and very important to the history of the cemetery.” Restoration work is being done by local construction company Tony DeAngelis Construction. “We are delighted with the work Tony has done,” Rountree said. “He has been able to restore them to their original beauty, and they are a real work of art.

Soldier from Hattiesburg has died, Army reports HATTIESBURG (AP) — A 29-year-old soldier injured last month in Afghanistan has died, the Army said. A brief announcement posted Monday on the Department of Defense website said Sgt. Anthony O. Magee of Hattiesburg died April 27 in a military hospital in Germany. It said he was wounded April 24 by “indirect fire at Contingency Operating Base Kalsu, Iskandariyah, Iraq.” Indirect fire is sent toward a MOTHER’S DAY IS MAY 9th! Get Mom Name Brands for Less! Clothes, Jewelry, Purses & More.

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Though the historic Ryman Auditorium — the former home of the Grand Ole Opry — and the recording studios of Music Row were not in immediate danger, parts of other top Nashville tourist spots including the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry House were flooded. Weekend storms dumped more than 13 inches of rain in two days in the Nashville area, leading to a quick rise of the Cumberland River and its tributaries.

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OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Mrs. J.F. Bataile goes out into her yard to save some poultry during a heavy rain. She is swept into a sewer, carried under Clay Street and nearly drowned. • Dr. P.H. Cook leaves for Utica on medical business.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 After a very brief illness, Mrs. T.A. Morley dies at the family residence.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 O.O. Mills, recommended by Dale Gear of Shreveport, may manage the Vicksburg ball team. • W.L Polk is able to be out again.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 W.F. Mollison, now of Chicago, speaks at Wesley Chapel in behalf of Gov. Lowden’s candidacy for the presidency. • The Syrian Girl Club members arrange a jolly farmerette party.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 The supervisors appropriate $1,000 for the Vicksburg Bridge celebration. • Father Deigman of McComb succeeds Father Bowe as assistant at St. Paul Catholic Church.

70 YEARS AGO: 1940 Warren B. Fisherly, clerk on the U.S. Engineer Steamer Charles West, drowns at the Government Fleet here. • Dr. S.W. Johnston meets his cousin, Maj. William Carter of the U.S. Army, when the latter’s outfit spends a night in the National Military Park here.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 Carr Central High School’s choral groups, under the direction of Ernestine Ferrell, present their annual spring concert. • The Vicksburg Billies, one game from the cellar position in the Southeastern League, open a two-game series with the Selma, Ala., Cloverleafs, who are at the bottom of the league ladder.

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Cary Grant and Sophia Loren star in “Houseboat” at the Joy Theatre. • Mrs. Alice Hubbard dies. • Services are held for the Rev. L.R. Clay.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970 Mr. and Mrs. Louis Switzer are visiting in New Orleans. • Services are held for Mrs. Martha W. Seale. • John Wayne stars in “True Grit” at Showtown USA. • Thomas F. Ryan dies.

Health reforms not fading from public’s mind Normally, even “hot” legislation passed by Congress fades from the public’s attention after a couple of days. That hasn’t happened with the makeover of health care services, nor is it likely anytime soon. A big topic is not enough doctors. “At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges,” the Wall Street Journal reported April 12. Most in demand will be primary-care physicians, who “have a larger role under the new law, coordinating care for each patient.” Currently, of 954,000 doctors in the United States, 352,908 are primary-care physicians. The medical-school association estimates that another 45,000 primary-care physicians will be needed by 2020. Yet from 2002-07 the number of students studying for that role has declined by more than 25 percent.

Gracie-Marie Turner is president of the Galen Institute, a freemarket medical policy think tank in Alexandria, Va. “I keep hearing chilling descriptions from doctors of how they retired early because they’re scared to death of Obamacare,” she said. “America isn’t willing to turn out enough primary-care physicians who are willing to work 80-hour weeks.” Massachusetts passed a precursor to the federal package in 2006. It also mandated medical insurance for everyone, with those not signing up hit with a special fine/fee/tax. And Massachusetts, which started with a far better doctor-patient ratio than Mississippi, is experiencing a shortage. Turner said filing requirements under the new law are awesome. Every business, even small ones, must send a 1099 form to the IRS for any transaction of $600 or more. For a trip to Las Vegas for a medical convention, she said, “my hotel bill for four nights will come to more than $600. So the Galen Institute has to file the

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form.” The Obama law requires the reporting so companies don’t try to get out of paying the new medical levies. That’s just one line in a 2,400page bill. Overall, it calls for hiring 16,500 more IRS agents, some of whom might otherwise have gone to medical school. The original Medicare bill was just 137 pages when passed in 1965. Today, with amendments and regulations, it has metastasized into more than 100,000 pages. If the bureaucratic pattern holds, the health reforms just adopted will blossom into 2,232,000 pages of fine print. State budgets also are being hit hard by forced increases in Medicaid eligibility and payments. And, Turner said, “Taxes are going to cripple the economy” as the take from the private economy reaches $503 billion by 2020. The legislation will be felt by every household every day. No wonder so many are still steamed.

Vicksburg residents Don Gann, Mississippi State University student, and Maria Strohm, Mississippi College student, are appointed summer missionaries by the Mississippi Baptist Student Union. • Jamie Denise Jones celebrates her third birthday.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Former Warren Central Viking Michael Carter, now at Livingston University in Alabama, is named to the All-Gulf South Conference West Division team and the All-GSC team. • Vicksburg National Park employees have cleaned 6,000 cemetery markers but have several thousand to go.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Nine-year-old Julian Meeks preaches his first sermon at St. Paul Baptist Church, Bovina. • Jason Hopkins completes a study of lifestyle portraiture.

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Mopping up: Governor gets to keep jet another year Mississippi lawmakers knew going into the 2010 legislative session that money was indeed an object, a continually shrinking one. It’s not surprising they didn’t waste a lot of time during the 90-day session debating new programs with costly price tags. There was barely enough money to pay for the programs already in place. Mississippi’s revenue collections had seen month-over-month declines for a year and a half, and Republican Gov. Haley Barbour had taken a scalpel more than once to the current budget. Lawmakers started a 3 1/2-week break in late March to await congressional action on another round of federal stimulus funding that would include $187 million for Mississippi. After returning April 21, they approved a $5.5 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. It includes a contingency plan for the yet-unapproved $187 million. Before the budget was finished, however, lawmakers kept busy part of the time with other stuff that

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looked suspiciously like filler. Some topics drew headlines before the session’s start, even though key lawmakers knew the issues were dead on arrival. Those included attempts to give Mississippi University for Women a gender-neutral name and a Barbour proposal to consolidate Mississippi’s eight public universities into five. Others had minimal impact on the lives of average Mississippians or, as some might argue, were fleeting attention-grabbers. Here’s a random sampling:

• The Democratic-led House passed a bill to sell a state jet often used by Barbour, with proponents touting the sale as a way to boost state coffers by about $2.7 million. The bill died in a committee in the Republicanled Senate. A similar, unsuccessful attempt was made during the 2009 session. Most Capitol watchers would argue that kind of bill is essentially a partisan dig, and usually amounts to little more than watercooler fodder. • The Legislature approved and Barbour signed a bill to name a seg-

ment of road in memory of country music singer Tammy Wynette. The 17-mile stretch is in Itawamba County, where Wynette was born. The singer died in 1998. Legislators in 1992 had named the same roadway, the Tammy Wynette Highway. The new law adds the word “memorial.” • The House and Senate passed a resolution forming the Mississippi Legislative Prayer Caucus. It was patterned after the Congressional Prayer Caucus, which began in 2005 to pray for the nation. Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant said the group will pray for constituents’ concerns and the Lord’s guidance as lawmakers work at the Capitol. By no means was prayer absent from the Capitol before the group formed. Each day, shortly after the House and Senate convened, a lawmaker or a hand-picked member of the clergy prayed with and for the elected officials. • A bill that proposed shrinking the size of the Legislature to save taxpayer dollars saw some activity in the Senate, but never made it to

the House. The measure would have permanently reduced the number of lawmakers beginning January 2012, cutting the Senate from 52 members to 47. The House would’ve dropped from 122 to 110. The bill initially survived the Senate Elections Committee, which passed an amended version. The full chamber voted to send the proposal back to the committee, which effectively killed it. • Some lawmakers were vocal advocates of a bill that sought to reduce their pay from $10,000 to $9,000 — a 10 percent cut — for only one year. Others? Well, not so much. The bill passed the Senate with only two votes against it. In the House, the measure was referred to the Appropriations Committee and the Fees and Salaries Committee, never to be seen again. • Shelia Byrd lives in Jackson and covers Mississippi news for The Associated Press.


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Authorities removed filled plastic bags from the house overnight in a mixed-race, working-class neighborhood of multi-family homes in Connecticut’s largest city. A bomb squad came and went without entering as local police and FBI agents gathered in the cordoned-off street. Shahzad was being held in New York overnight and couldn’t be contacted. A phone number at a listed address for Shahzad in Shelton, Conn., wasn’t in service. He used to live in a two-story grayish-brown Colonial with a sloping yard in a workingclass neighborhood in Shelton. This morning, the home looked as if it had been unoc-

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NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. citizen who had returned from a five-month trip to his native Pakistan, where he had a wife, was arrested at a New York airport on charges that he drove a bomb-laden SUV meant to cause a fireball in Times Square, federal authorities said. Faisal Shahzad was on a Dubai-bound flight at Kennedy Airport when FBI agents and New York Police Department detectives took him into custody late Monday, officials said. One official said he claimed to have acted alone. U.S. authorities “will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice,” Attorney Eric Holder said early today, suggesting additional suspects were being sought. Shahzad, 30, is a naturalized U.S. citizen and had recently returned from a five-month trip to Pakistan, where he had a wife, according to law enforcement officials who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation into the failed car bombing. Investigators hadn’t established an immediate connection to the Pakistani Taliban — which had claimed responsibility for the botched bomb-

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On the agenda Meeting Monday, the Vicksburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen: • Approved minutes of the March 1 meeting. • Adopted a proclamation joining Thursday’s National Day of Prayer. • Opened bids for tree removal from Southern Tree Service and Asplundh Tree Expert Co. and for a type III ambulance from Taylor Made Ambulance, American Emergency Vehicles, Servis, Peach State Ambulance Inc. and Custom Truck and Body Works Inc. Offers will be reviewed before decisions are made. • OK’d a police request to block Cherry and Jackson and Cherry and Grove streets on May 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to facilitate the Community Rally Against Violence.

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• OK’d police requests: $764.50 for food and for the community service department to provide cleanup after a Senior Crime Prevention Luncheon at St. Mary Center on May 13. • Authorized Mayor-Pro-Tem Michael Mayfield to sign an agreement with Vicksburg firefighter Patrick Walker for paramedic training and certification. • Authorized the mayor to execute the 2008 disaster Community Development Block Grant for a generator at the water treatment plant. • OK’d a purchase of $14,825 to sole-source vendor Applied Concepts for five Stalker DSR 2A radar systems. • Authorized a 90-day extension of code enforcement for one lot violation involving overgrown grass and structure repairs.

• Accepted a letter from Roy Choates of Pinnacle Marketing Group to convey certain properties back to the City of Vicksburg. • OK’d a request for advertising in the Vicksburg Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Jabberwock Souvenir Booklet. • OK’d remaining allocations to the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce ($30,000) and the Vicksburg-Warren Retirement Development Program ($10,000). In executive session the board: • OK’d two new hires in the parks and recreation department and one in parks and recreation maintenance. • OK’d one status change in the inspections department and one termination in the police department.

is convenient with electrical hookups, restrooms and handicap accessibility, said Lasseter. “We’ve been really encouraged by the last two years,” said Lasseter. “It’s one of the more successful farmers’ markets in the state.” The Art Park has limited space, however, and vendors are encouraged to register soon. In 2008, the market started with about 20 vendors, tapering off as the summer wore on. Last year many Saturdays saw 25 or more vendors set up tables or back their trucks in, pull down the tailgate and start selling. Attendance was tough to measure but increased from 2008 to 2009. “All the vendors were happy,” Lasseter said. “There was definitely a more sustained customer base last year through the whole summer than in 2008.” While vendor participation remains strong, the Farmers’ Market will have to make do with less this year. The City of Vicksburg, which has pro-

vided funds each year for supplies and advertising, cut back to $3,750 for 2010, compared to about $6,000 in 2009 and $5,000 its first year. Vicksburg Main Street is also a sponsor, and its director, Kim Hopkins, serves with Lasseter and Meehan as volunteer coordinators. The market runs through Aug. 28, rain or shine. Though organizers are “99.9 percent sure” the market will be at the park, the board of mayor and aldermen approved two backup options should a conflict arise. Those sites are behind the Old Court House Museum and on a privately owned lot near the Walnut Street parking garage. Three projects are under way or expected in the depot area. The Corps of Engineers is building an interpretive center to the north, a water main in the area is being rerouted and a remodeling of the depot itself into a transportation museum and office spaces is planned.

Meeting Monday, Warren County supervisors: • Reported no action following a closed session with Warren County Judge Johnny Price, termed a personnel matter at its outset. Later, Price said the topic centered on his salary. In March, the two-term judge, who also presides in youth court, had requested the county ask for an attorney general’s opinion to see if he had to “retire” again if he is re-elected. The answer from the AG’s office indicated Price has already “retired” for the purposes of the state’s Public Employee Retirement System, referencing a provision in state law allowing an official to receive up to 25 percent of a retiree’s average compensation in addition to a regular retirement allowance. Counties may pay county court judges $1,000 less than circuit and chancery judges, who make $103,700 in Warren County. Under state law, discussions of employee activities

City Continued from Page A1. beds will have spots in the parking lots, while other vendors will set up tables and umbrellas on the sidewalk, said Mary Beth Lasseter, another volunteer who has been with the Farmers’ Market since its inception. Many popular vendors will be back, Meehan said — K-n-K Farms from Bovina, the Boyd Family from Edwards, Hinds County’s Ebeneezer Farms — selling beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, peaches, blueberries and other seasonal produce, along with Heather Burns and other pastry and bread makers. “And ‘Watermelon Joe’ Cessna,” she added. “You just can’t get a bad watermelon from him. He won’t sell it to you unless he makes sure it’s just perfect.” The Saturday market also features entertainment by local musicians, and a limited number of artisans and craft vendors. The Art Park provides the advantages of maintaining the connection with downtown and Levee Street, and

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supervisors are to reach their goal of balancing to meet falling tax, fine collections and state reimbursements. Also awaiting a next move is implementation of a public defender system, prominent on a list of reforms suggested by hired consultants studying the feasibility of a new jail. An estimate

new equipment in each department earlier this year. The board also OK’d moving $47,342.97 from the general fund to finance the earlier round of equipment purchases. • Approved a $3,500 audit of the Parks and Recreation Department’s finances by independent auditor Bridgers & Company. • Approved two pay raises for clerical staff in justice court. • Approved invoices totaling $36,324.74 to County Engineer John McKee for engineering services and $2,812.50 to Sherard for legal services. • Declared a service weapon used by WCSO Chief Investigator Jay McKenzie surplus and sold it to him for $1. McKenzie is retiring at the end of June. The board also declared a pair of 2003 Ford Crown Victorias surplus, which frees them for sale at auction. • Proclaimed this week Children’s Mental Health Week in a short presentation with Warren Yazoo Mental Health Service Executive Director Don Brown.

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Jan. 1, 2014, but it’s unclear how long the money will last. Employers are expected to sign up without delay. Passage of the law has prompted employers to reassess whether they need to keep any of their retirees on workplace health plans over the long run. In addition to the early retiree subsidy, the overhaul law improves Medicare benefits by gradually closing the prescription drug coverage gap called the “doughnut hole.” That will benefit retirees over age 65. Even now, some companies are starting to provide their retirees with a fixed payment for health care, a voucher that limits their own exposure. “ O n c e t h e i n su r a n c e exchanges are up and running, it provides a ready vehicle for early retirees that does not exist today,” explained Ron Fontanetta, a principal with the benefits consulting firm TowersWatson. “You couple that with an improved Medicare drug program, and it begs the question whether employers really need to be in the retiree game at all.”

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‘It seems like people have forgotten’ families of explosion victims NEW ORLEANS (AP) — This was supposed to be one of the best months of Michelle Jones’ life: giving birth to her second son, her husband Gordon at her side. Instead, she must prepare for the birth without her baby’s father. Gordon Jones, 28, was among the 11 who died when an oil rig exploded April 20 in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly two weeks after the tragedy, relatives of the dead have held memorial services, sued rig operator BP-PLC and grappled with waves of grief as the catastrophe plays out on a worldwide stage — with barely a mention

of their loved ones’ names. “It seems like people have forgotten,” said Michelle Jones, who, at nine months pregnant, will give birth any day. She and other victims’ family members aren’t casting blame; they understand the environmental impact is the reason why the spill has gotten so much attention and their loved ones, so little. The Deepwater Horizon oil rig was 50 miles south of the Louisiana coast. Because it exploded and burned — and is now an underwater volcano of toxic, oily sludge — the final resting place of those 11 vic-

tims is an inaccessible grave. “I hope and I pray that when they get the oil spill cleaned up that they will have some kind of memorial for them and for the families out there,” said Janet Woodson, whose 37-year-old brother, Aaron Dale Burkeen, died in the accident. The 11 victims came from three states: Louisiana, Mississippi and even Texas, commuting long distances to work. Gordon Jones of Baton Rouge was an engineer. He was 29, and had gotten off the phone with his wife, Michelle, just 10 minutes before the explosion.

“He was the glue that bound the family together,” said Michelle Jones. He died just three days before their sixth anniversary. Newly widowed on the brink of new motherhood, Michelle Jones is relying on those who love her. “I’ve got a lot of good family and support,” she said, taking a deep breath. “It’ll be OK someday.” The day her husband left to work for a two-week shift, she said she gave him lots of extra hugs and kisses. He got up early and she followed him around the house and to the garage, hugging him. She

thought she was just being emotional because she’s pregnant. “I watched him drive away, from the window,” she said. She thinks it was God’s way of allowing her to say goodbye. All the families are learning — in their hearts — life must go on. Courtney Kemp, the widow of 27-year-old Roy Wyatt Kemp of Jonesville answered the phone Sunday. She told a reporter that she couldn’t answer questions. “We’re having a party today,” she said, crying. “Our oldest daughter just turned 3.”

Oil spill The new image found oil covering about 2,000 square miles, rather than the roughly 3,400 square miles seen a week ago, said Hans Graber of the University of Miami. Fishing has been shut down in federal waters from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle, leaving boats idle Monday in the middle of the prime spring season. A special season to allow boats to shrimp before it gets coated in oil closes today. The effect on wildlife is still unclear. No oil has been found on 29 dead endangered Kemp’s ridley turtles that were examined by experts after washing up on the beaches along the Mississippi coast. But Moby Solangi, director of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport, said tissue samples would be sent off to labs for further review. Experts have warned that just because no oil is

Ceres Continued from Page A1. County from heirs of U.G. Flowers in 1986. Portions of the structure date to the 1830s. Its most recent commercial use ended in 2007 when a plant nursery closed amid a dispute over maintenance duties. Word of the commission’s plans to demolish the house led to a petition drive by developer De Reul, who coordinated support for saving the structure among several

historic preservation and tourism officials across the state. In February, Reul proposed to build a 19th century village and a bed and breakfast on the site. Commissioners deemed the idea inappropriate for an industrial park, currently home to three full-scale industries, but also declined to accept either of two proposals to raze the structure.

found on the turtles doesn’t mean they didn’t consume contaminated fish or come into contact with toxins. Meanwhile, crews haven’t been able to activate a shutout valve underwater. And it could take another week before a 98-ton concrete-andmetal box is placed over one of the leaks to capture the oil. Worse, it could take three months to drill sideways into the well and plug it with mud and concrete to stop the worst U.S. spill since the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska, leaking nearly 11 million gallons. Those nowhere near the Gulf who drink coffee, eat shrimp, like fruit or plan to buy a new set of tires could also end up paying for the disaster. A total shutdown of Missis-

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sippi River shipping lanes is unlikely. But there could be long delays if cargo vessels that move millions of tons of fruit, rubber, grain and steel are forced to wait to have their oil-coated hulls powerwashed to avoid contaminating the Mississippi. Some cargo ships might choose to unload somewhere else. That could drive up costs. “Let’s say it gets real bad. It gets blocked off and they don’t let anything in. They lose time, and they are very concerned about that,” said river pilot Michael Lorino. “It’s going to be very costly if they have to unload that cargo in another port and ship it back here because it was destined for here.” BP said Monday it would compensate people for “legitimate and objectively verifi-

able” claims from the explosion and spill, but President Barack Obama and others pressed the company to explain what that means. For the tourism industry, the spill couldn’t come at a worse time. “It’s the beginning of the booking season, the beginning of the summer season,” said Marie Curren, sales director for Brett Robinson, a real estate firm in Gulf Shores, Ala. “The only thing that could make it worse now is a hurricane.” Dana Powell expects at least some lost business at the Paradise Inn in Pensacola Beach, Fla., and could see a different type of guest altogether: Instead of families playing, workers on cleanup crews will probably be renting her rooms.

Continued from Page A1. homes in the state. Counties must prove a lack of existing available landfill facilities and must have sustained enough damage to warrant the state’s written approval of a debris collection site — the key to having FEMA pay local governments for cleanup costs. After Katrina in 2005, vegetation was collected quickly by county crews, but put in unapproved private pits and holes, which held up reimbursements until 2009. The site near the gin is the closest feasible site, Emergency Management Director

Gwen Coleman said, reiterating the site would not allow the burning of structural debris such as wood framing from destroyed homes. MDEQ has encouraged taking storm debris to solid waste management facilities in “high-impact areas” in the tornado’s path. In Warren County, those sites are the Waste Management-Vicksburg Municipal Solid Waste Transfer Station on Mississippi 27, Vicksburg-Warren County Landfill on Pit Road, off U.S. 80, and Warren County Waste Control, on Jeff Davis Road.

Supervisors also signed papers allowing FEMA to use Eagle Lake Volunteer Fire Department as a disaster recovery center for 30 days. Its opening will be announced by FEMA. Warren has been approved for individual assistance, along with Monroe, Union, Attala, Choctaw, Holmes and Yazoo. Residents in those counties may register for assistance with the federal agency at 1-800-621-3362 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. or log on to www.disasterassistance.gov.

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.

Stephanee Nichole David TALLULAH — Stephanee Nichole David died Friday, April 30, 2010, in a one-car automobile accident on U.S. 80 near Mound, La. She was 26. Ms. David was born in Delhi and had lived most of her life in Tallulah. She was a receptionist for H&R Block. She is survived by her mother, Terrie Lynn Parks of West Monroe, La.; her father and stepmother, Russell and Rhonda David of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; three brothers, Michael W. David of Vicksburg, Russell Wayne David Jr. of McComb and James Stafford of Terre Haute, Ind.; one sister, Jackie Stafford of Walker, La.; two children, Terry Michael David and MyKayla Reed, both of Tallulah; and her fiance, Michael Dicell Reed of Tallulah. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home in Tallulah with Brother Gene Haley officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until the service.

Lester Ray Flowers RAYMOND — Lester Ray Flowers died Monday, May 3, 2010, at the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical

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Continued from Page A1. aboard the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon that killed 11 workers. “You mentally want to push it back to the west, and then you feel guilty for doing so,” said Jan Grant, manager at the St. George Inn on St. George Island, Fla., about the path the spill might take. BP has been unable to shut off the well, but crews have reported progress with a new method for cutting the amount of oil that reaches the surface. They’re using a remotely operated underwater vehicle to pump chemicals called dispersants into the oil as it pours from the well, to break it up before it rises. Results were encouraging but the approach is still being evaluated, BP and Coast Guard officials said. The latest satellite image of the slick, taken Sunday night, indicates it has shrunk since last week, but that only means some of the oil has gone underwater.

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Center. He was 57. Mr. Flowers was a longtime employee of the Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Flowers of Utica; two sons, Kevin Ukele of Madison and Daniel Flowers of Brandon; and a daughter, Leslie Wasson of Gulfport. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home in Raymond.

Domenica Alisha Graham and Averianna Harris, all of Vicksburg, TaTanisha Baker of Biloxi and Cassandra Blount of Jackson; two brothers, Charlie Griffin and Terrence Harris, both of Vicksburg; other relatives and friends including Andrea Shelton, the Parson, Brown, Smith, White, Williams and Bingham families. Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Iran president takes center stage at nuclear treaty conference UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seized center stage at the opening of a monthlong debate at the United Nations on how to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. But behind the scenes, U.N. Security Council powers were discussing ways to punish Iran for defying their demands that it curb nuclear activities that could be used to make bombs. The Iranian president used his platform as the only head of state to address the conference of signatories of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to undermine growing momentum in the Security Council for a new round of sanctions. Speaking from the podium of the General Assembly Hall, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton accused Iran of “flouting the rules” of the nonproliferation treaty with its suspect uranium enrichment program. “I hope that we can reach

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad signs the guest book at United Nations headquarters Monday. agreement in the Security Council on tough new sanctions,” Clinton told reporters, “because I believe that is

the only way to catch Iran’s attention.” Earlier in the day, Ahmadinejad rejected such allegations

Off-duty deputy stops knife attack at Target WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Deputy Clay Grant Jr. was off-duty and picking up a couple of household items from Target when customers started screaming. He says he quickly saw why: A woman was running down the cosmetic aisle with a knife in each hand. Layla Trawick, 34, had just stabbed four people, including a woman holding a baby, slashing at shoppers in Lalyla an apparently Trawick random attack at the busy store Monday, authorities said. Grant grabbed his duty weapon, identified himself as a sheriff’s deputy and ordered the woman to drop the knives, he said. She ran away and he followed her from aisle to aisle before she surrendered. “She finally dropped her knife, and I was able to place handcuffs on her,” Grant said. The Target store is on the second floor of a shopping center at a busy West Hollywood intersection. Shoppers streamed down the stairs and away from the building in a panic. “People were really scared,” said Rachelle Calello, a

about its nuclear program, saying Washington has offered not “a single credible proof” that Iran was seeking

nuclear weapons. Iran says it only wants the technology for producing nuclear power. As the Iranian president spoke, the U.S. delegation, of working-level staff, walked out of the General Assembly, joined by several European delegations, including the French and British. Lower-level Iranian officials sat through Clinton’s later speech. The rhetorical exchange between the United States and Iran dominated the first day of the month-long conference on how to improve the NPT. The treaty is formally reviewed every five years at a meeting of all 189 treaty members — all the world’s nations except India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea, all of which either have confirmed or are believed to have nuclear weapons. While taking aim at Iran in her address, Clinton warned the delegates not to allow Tehran to distract them from finding ways to strengthen the enforcement of the treaty.

“This treaty is weakened when a state flouts the rules and develops illicit nuclear weapons capabilities,” she said. “Potential violators must know that they will pay a high price if they break the rules, and that is certainly not the case today.” The review conference, which resumes today, is meant to produce a final document pointing toward ways to better achieve the NPT’s goals of checking the spread of nuclear weapons, while working toward reducing and eventually eliminating them. Because it requires a consensus of all parties, including Iran, any final document would be highly unlikely to censure the Tehran government, which would block consensus. U.S. officials have said they will be looking to isolate Iran at the conference and to produce an unofficial document calling for stricter enforcement of the NPT that could be signed by the overwhelming majority of signatory countries.

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People leave a Target in West Hollywood, Calif., Monday. makeup artist who works in a cosmetic store next to Target. “Who knows if she has a knife or something else?” A mother holding her baby was stabbed in the neck and was taken to the hospital, where she was in stable condition, Los Angeles County sheriff ’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. The baby was unhurt and all four victims were expected to survive. One witness said she was shopping for a Mother’s Day card when she heard someone screaming, “There is no wit-

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DETROIT — Prosecutors won a delay in the release of nine Michigan militia members who had been ordered freed from jail to await trial on a charge of trying to wage war against the government. U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts gave prosecutors until 5 p.m. Wednesday to declare whether they will appeal a ruling that frees the nine. At that point, the judge will decide whether to further delay their release. The nine members of the southern Michigan-based Hutaree group were charged in March with conspiracy to commit sedition, or rebellion, against the government and attempted use of weapons of mass destruction. Prosecutors claim they are too dangerous to be free until trial. The judge, however, disagreed Monday and set several strict conditions for their release, including electronic monitoring. The nine were to have been released today, but Roberts froze her ruling Monday night.

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WHO’S HOT ALLIE KATE GOSSETT Tallulah Academy freshman won the long jump at the MAIS Class A track meet on Saturday with a jump of 16 feet, 11 inches and finished third in the 200 meters with a time of 28:13.

SIDELINES Saints bring back Darren Sharper NEW ORLEANS (AP) — All-Pro safety Darren Sharper is returning to New Orleans for a chance to repeat as Super Bowl champion in 2010. “He’s real motivated to win another Super Bowl,” said Sharper’s agent, Joel Segal. “It’s rare to have that opportunity and he’s very excited.” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis also confirmed in an e-mail that Sharper had agreed to terms for one more season. Sharper said in a text message to The Associated Press: “Just wanna tell you I’m extremely happy to be a Saint again. Now we can work on winning another world championship for the city of New Orleans.” The 34-year-old Sharper intercepted nine passes last season, returning three for touchdowns, and helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl. His total of 376 interception return yards eclipsed the previous NFL single-season record, breaking the mark of 358 yards set by Baltimore’s Ed Reed in 2004. Sharper leads all active NFL players in interceptions with 63, a career total that places him in a tie with Ronnie Lott for sixth on the all-time list. His 11 career interception returns for TDs ranks second to Rod Woodson’s 12. Sharper’s 1,412 career interception return yards ranks second to Woodson’s 1,483.

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WC takes two from DeSoto

Evans pitches Flashes to victory

By Steve Wilson swilson@vicksburgpost.com Warren Central’s bats awakened from a brief slumber at just the right time. Warren Central advanced to the Class 6A quarterfinals by sweeping DeSoto Central 9-5 and 12-6 in a series-clinching doubleheader. Last year’s Class 5A champion, Madison Central, awaita Warren Central (1714) in the next round. The Jaguars took three nondivision victories over WC, but this time, the games will count for something far bigger. “They’re never out. They’re never done,” WC coach Josh Abraham said of his team’s effort. “They just fight, fight, fight. I’ve got 27 fighters in my fieldhouse. We’re excited about the matchup and it’s what we wanted. We wanted another chance at them (Madison Central).” The Vikings ripped the Jaguars for 18 hits in the doubleheader and committed only one error in the series. Warren Central made nearly every big play in the two games. While they all added up to a pair of wins, it’d be difficult to point to one that was the biggest. There were plenty of candidates. Dee White’s brilliant outfield assist in Game 3 that squelched a DeSoto Central rally definitely qualifies. White parked himself under Devan Freeman’s flyball with one out and a runner on third. His throw was perfect, taking one hop right into catcher Josh Stuckey’s mitt. Stuckey tagged the runner with ease for the third and final out of the inning. “The whole thing felt good,” White said. “The catch felt good. It felt good when I took it out of my glove and made the throw. It’s something we work on in practice every day. I know my catchers could handle it, because I always try to one-hop it.” Jimmie Elliott’s line-drive bomb in the first inning of Game 3 would qualify too. Elliott, who had never hit a home run at any level, took the first offering from Ryan Seawright and blasted it over the left field fence. Or how about Beau Wal-

By Ernest Bowker ebowker@vicksburgpost.com

managed three hits against DeSoto ace Casey Greene, an Ole Miss signee in Game 1 and wasted a stellar performance by Harper, who scattered six hits and allowed just one run.

EDINBURG — Stephen Evans had two days to figure out what went wrong in his first start against Edinburg. Two days to replay every fastball he left up, analyze all the curveballs he didn’t quite break off enough. He even got to watch his younger brother, Reed, show him the blueprint for shutting down the Eagles. On Monday night, the older Evans went back to work and corrected Stephen all of his Evans mistakes. The senior right-hander, pitching on two days’ rest, threw a three-hit shutout to lead St. Aloysius to a 3-0 victory over Edinburg in Game 3 of a first-round Class 1A playoff series. Evans struck out 14 batters and walked two. The Eagles only hit three balls out of the infield — two singles and a fly out. After throwing 112 pitches in Game 1 on Friday, he threw 111 in his Game 3 gem. “I just blocked the arm feeling out and knew I had to come out and be alive with every pitch,” said Evans, who also had an RBI single in the first inning. “I just tried to focus on getting ahead of everybody and work from there.” The victory sends St. Al (16-7) into the second round, where it will face Nanih Waiya. Games 1 and 3 of the best-of-three series will be Friday and Monday at Nanih Waiya, while Game 2 will be Saturday at Bazinsky Field. The Flashes will head into that series with a huge confidence boost after a pair of dominating performances. After losing Game 1, 7-3, the

See WC, Page B4.

See St. Al, Page B4.

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Warren Central’s Beau Wallace fields a grounder Monday against DeSoto Central at Viking Field. More photos/vicksburgpost.com

prep baseball lace’s hot streak in Game 2? His first three at-bats resulted in a RBI single, RBI double and a RBI triple. Jay Harper’s gutty performance in Game 3 would definitely suffice. The senior ace came on in relief of Devon Bell with two outs and the bases loaded and he struck out DeSoto cleanup hitter Brent Langston to end the threat. He threw 21⁄3 innings of relief to earn the victory in Game 3 on only two days of rest. Speaking of pitching, Colby Key’s complete-game effort in Game 2 was another highlight. The senior righty went the entire distance and freed up the entire bullpen for Game 3. He gave up five runs on six hits and struck out six to earn the victory. Or how about the performance of Clayton Ashley, who made two inning-changing catches in the outfield in both games and jacked a big home run in the fifth inning of Game 2. The first grab, in Game 2, was a sure double to the fence had the speedy Ashley not closed his glove around it. The second, a diving stab of a J.D. McBride line drive, gave Game 2 starter Blake Jobe a crucial out he needed in the second inning. “The first one I got was a

Warren Central’s Jimmie Elliot hustles home against DeSoto Central. luck catch,” Ashley said. “On the second one, I timed it just right. I’d never made one (a diving catch) like that.” The sting of losing Game 1 last Friday, 1-0, didn’t carry over to Viking Field on Monday. The Vikings only

Warren Central falls to DeSoto Central By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com Warren Central coach Dana McGivney hopes a couple of summer months of togetherness will help her team perform like DeSoto Central did Monday in wrapping up a first-round Class 6A playoff series. The Lady Jaguars got at least one hit from all nine starters in a 15-3 beatdown of the Lady Vikes (14-12) to sweep the opening-round series. Warren Central ends the season for the second straight year in the first

prep softball round. McGivney hopes to change the program’s fortunes by having the Lady Vikes stay together and play some summer tournaments. The club loses just one senior, catcher Blair Thornton, while rising star Chasity Hearn will be playing on an elite travel team from Flowood. “We’re actually looking at playing some tournaments in June with the group we have back, like the Rumble on the

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See DeSoto, Page B4.

Warren Central’s Chasity Hearn tries to run down a grounder against DeSoto Central at Lucy Young Field Monday.


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Football LSU center Hebert suspended after DWI BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU head coach Les Miles said he is suspending center T-Bob Hebert indefinitely because of a drunken driving arrest over the weekend. Miles said Hebert will not be allowed to take part in any football related activities until he fulfills certain obligations to the team. LSU police have said Hebert was leaving an on-campus event when he hit a parked car in a lot early Saturday morning. Police say no one was injured but a breath test indicated Hebert was over the legal limit of blood-alcohol content.

Tennessee safety Myles won’t miss playing time KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee safety Darren Myles Jr. won’t miss playing time as punishment for his arrest on public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges. A team spokesman said coach Derek Dooley will handle Myles’ punishment internally within the Volunteers’ system and reiterated his disappointment in Myles after the freshman performed so well during the team’s spring practice period.

college golf Smith sits in 62nd place at NCAA Regional WILSON, N.C. — Delta State University junior Chase Smith carded a first round 4-over 75 at the NCAA South/Southeast Region Golf Championships on Monday at the Wilson Golf and Country Club. The Vicksburg native is eight strokes off the lead, currently held by Valdosta State’s Chesley Gunn, who carded a 4-under par 67. Barton College’s Daniel Claytor and Lander’s Bryan Newton are tied for second with 3-under 68s. The second round will began this morning.

NBA Vinny Del Negro fired by Chicago Bulls CHICAGO — The Chicago Bulls fired coach Vinny Del Negro in a long anticipated move that comes after a late-season altercation with executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson and another first-round playoff exit. General manager Gar Forman was scheduled to discuss the firing at a news conference this morning.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Hofstra coach quits without coaching a game GARDEN CITY, N.Y. — Hofstra basketball coach Tim Welsh resigned Monday, three days after he was charged with drunken driving and only a month after he was hired.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 4 1905 — Belmont Park in New York opens for its first thoroughbred race meet. 1968 — The Pittsburgh Pipers beat the New Orleans Buccaneers 122113 in Game 7, to win the first ABA championship. 1994 — Charles Barkley scores 56 points, including a playoff record 38 in the first half, to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 140-133 victory over the Golden State Warriors. 2000 — Keith Primeau ends the third-longest game in NHL history by scoring at 12:01 of the fifth overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins, tying their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................18 New York.......................17 Toronto..........................14 Boston...........................12 Baltimore.......................7

L 7 8 13 14 19

Central Division

W Minnesota......................17 Detroit............................16 Chicago.........................11 Cleveland.......................10 Kansas City...................10

L 9 11 15 15 16

Pct GB .720 — .680 1 .519 5 .462 6 1/2 .269 11 1/2 Pct .654 .593 .423 .400 .385

GB — 1 1/2 6 6 1/2 7

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................14 12 .538 — Oakland.........................13 14 .481 1 1/2 Los Angeles..................12 15 .444 2 1/2 Seattle...........................11 14 .440 2 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 1 Toronto 5, Cleveland 1 Boston 17, L.A. Angels 8 Minnesota 10, Detroit 4 Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 1 Texas 4, Oakland 2 Today’s Games Baltimore (Matusz 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 3-0), 6:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 2-1) at Cleveland (Westbrook 0-2), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 1-2) at Boston (Lester 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Willis 1-1) at Minnesota (Blackburn 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 1-2), 7:10 p.m. Texas (Feldman 1-2) at Oakland (Mazzaro 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (J.Shields 3-0) at Seattle (J.Vargas 2-1), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Toronto (Morrow 2-2) at Cleveland (Carmona 3-1), 11:05 a.m. Baltimore (D.Hernandez 0-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 3-0), 12:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 2-2) at Minnesota (Slowey 3-2), 12:10 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 3-0) at Oakland (Cahill 0-1), 2:35 p.m. L.A. Angels (Pineiro 2-3) at Boston (Lackey 2-1), 5:10 p.m. Kansas City (Bannister 1-1) at Chicago White Sox (F.Garcia 0-2), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Garza 4-1) at Seattle (Cl.Lee 0-0), 9:10 p.m. ———

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................14 New York.......................14 Florida............................13 Washington....................13 Atlanta...........................11

L 11 12 12 12 14

Central Division

W St. Louis........................18 Chicago.........................13 Cincinnati.......................13 Milwaukee......................10 Pittsburgh......................10 Houston.........................8

L 8 13 13 15 15 17

Pct .560 .538 .520 .520 .440

GB — 1/2 1 1 3

Pct .692 .500 .500 .400 .400 .320

GB — 5 5 7 1/2 7 1/2 9 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................16 10 .615 — San Francisco...............14 10 .583 1 Colorado........................13 13 .500 3 Arizona..........................12 14 .462 4 Los Angeles..................11 14 .440 4 1/2 ——— Monday’s Games St. Louis 6, Philadelphia 3 Cincinnati 3, N.Y. Mets 2, 11 innings Arizona 9, Houston 1 Colorado 5, San Diego 2 Today’s Games Atlanta (Kawakami 0-4) at Washington (L.Hernandez 3-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 1-2), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 4-1) at Philadelphia (Hamels 2-2), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Maine 1-1) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 1-2), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 4-0) at Florida (A.Sanchez 1-2), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 1-1) at Houston (Oswalt 2-3), 7:08 p.m. Colorado (G.Smith 1-2) at San Diego (LeBlanc 2-0), 9:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 1-0) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 1-1), 9:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-1) at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-1), 11:35 p.m. Atlanta (Hanson 2-2) at Washington (Atilano 2-0), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Lilly 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 0-5), 6:05 p.m. St. Louis (Penny 3-1) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-1), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Zito 4-0) at Florida (N.Robertson 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (R.Lopez 1-1) at Houston (Myers 1-2), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Cook 1-3) at San Diego (Richard 1-2), 9:05 p.m. Milwaukee (D.Davis 0-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-1), 9:10 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS AMERICAN LEAGUE

G AJackson Det.................. 26 Cano NYY....................... 25 Morneau Min................... 24 MiCabrera Det................. 27 Longoria TB..................... 25 Gardner NYY................... 23 Mauer Min....................... 22 Beltre Bos........................ 25 Guerrero Tex................... 25 VWells Tor....................... 27

AB 114 97 90 106 95 75 84 93 94 104

R 22 23 20 17 23 19 13 8 12 21

H 43 36 32 37 33 26 29 31 31 34

Pct. .377 .371 .356 .349 .347 .347 .345 .333 .330 .327

BATTING—AJackson, Detroit, .377; Cano, New York, .371; Morneau, Minnesota, .356; MiCabrera, Detroit, .349; Longoria, Tampa Bay, .347; Gardner, New York, .347; Mauer, Minnesota, .345. RUNS—Cano, New York, 23; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 23; AJackson, Detroit, 22; VWells, Toronto, 21; Youkilis, Boston, 21; Damon, Detroit, 20; Morneau, Minnesota, 20. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 27; Konerko, Chicago, 24; CPena, Tampa Bay, 22; Cano, New York, 21; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 21; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 21; Pedroia, Boston, 21. HITS—AJackson, Detroit, 43; MiCabrera, Detroit, 37; Cano, New York, 36; Jeter, New York, 34; VWells, Toronto, 34; Butler, Kansas City, 33; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 33; OHudson, Minnesota, 33; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 33; ISuzuki, Seattle, 33. DOUBLES—VWells, Toronto, 12; MiCabrera, Detroit, 11; Inge, Detroit, 11; Markakis, Baltimore, 11; Damon, Detroit, 10; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 10; Hunter, Los Angeles, 10. TRIPLES—AJackson, Detroit, 3; Maier, Kansas City, 3; 12 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Konerko, Chicago, 12; Cano, New York, 9; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 8; AnJones, Chicago, 8; VWells, Toronto, 8; Wigginton, Baltimore, 8; NCruz, Texas, 7; JGuillen, Kansas City, 7; Pedroia, Boston, 7. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 12; RDavis, Oakland, 11; Gardner, New York, 11; Podsednik, Kansas City, 9; Rios, Chicago, 9; Andrus, Texas, 8; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Figgins, Seattle, 7.

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PITCHING —Liriano, Minnesota, 4-0; Garza, Tampa Bay, 4-1; Sabathia, New York, 4-1; Coke, Detroit, 3-0; PHughes, New York, 3-0; Danks, Chicago, 3-0; Janssen, Toronto, 3-0. STRIKEOUTS—JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 40; CLewis, Texas, 38; Liriano, Minnesota, 36; FHernandez, Seattle, 36; Marcum, Toronto, 34; Garza, Tampa Bay, 34; Greinke, Kansas City, 33; JShields, Tampa Bay, 33; Morrow, Toronto, 33; Verlander, Detroit, 33. SAVES—Aardsma, Seattle, 8; Soria, Kansas City, 7; Rauch, Minnesota, 7; Valverde, Detroit, 7; Papelbon, Boston, 7; MRivera, New York, 7; NFeliz, Texas, 6; Gregg, Toronto, 6; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 6.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

G AB R Ethier LAD....................... 23 85 16 Freese StL....................... 23 81 8 Theriot ChC..................... 25 110 18 Prado Atl......................... 25 99 16 Braun Mil......................... 25 99 19 Byrd ChC......................... 25 99 16 Werth Phi........................ 25 88 21 BMolina SF...................... 19 67 11 Fukudome ChC............... 26 73 14 Sandoval SF.................... 24 95 12

H 31 29 39 35 35 35 31 23 25 32

Pct. .365 .358 .355 .354 .354 .354 .352 .343 .342 .337

BATTING—Ethier, Los Angeles, .365; Freese, St. Louis, .358; Theriot, Chicago, .355; Prado, Atlanta, .354; Braun, Milwaukee, .354; Byrd, Chicago, .354; Werth, Philadelphia, .352. RUNS—Utley, Philadelphia, 25; Kemp, Los Angeles, 23; Reynolds, Arizona, 22; Maybin, Florida, 21; Werth, Philadelphia, 21; JUpton, Arizona, 20; 5 tied at 19. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 26; Cantu, Florida, 25; Pujols, St. Louis, 24; Reynolds, Arizona, 24; CYoung, Arizona, 24; Heyward, Atlanta, 23; Victorino, Philadelphia, 22. HITS—Theriot, Chicago, 39; Braun, Milwaukee, 35; Byrd, Chicago, 35; Loney, Los Angeles, 35; Prado, Atlanta, 35; Headley, San Diego, 33; Pujols, St. Louis, 33. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 13; Byrd, Chicago, 10; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 10; Zimmerman, Washington, 10; Loney, Los Angeles, 9; Prado, Atlanta, 9; 6 tied at 8. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 5; Bay, New York, 3; SDrew, Arizona, 3; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; 11 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 9; KJohnson, Arizona, 9; Reynolds, Arizona, 9; Utley, Philadelphia, 8; Heyward, Atlanta, 7; Kemp, Los Angeles, 7; Pujols, St. Louis, 7. STOLEN BASES—Bourn, Houston, 11; AMcCutchen, Pittsburgh, 10; Furcal, Los Angeles, 8; Headley, San Diego, 8; Stubbs, Cincinnati, 7; Venable, San Diego, 7; DWright, New York, 7. PITCHING —Jimenez, Colorado, 6-0; Halladay, Philadelphia, 5-1; Zito, San Francisco, 4-0; Carpenter, St. Louis, 4-0; Lincecum, San Francisco, 4-0; Pelfrey, New York, 4-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 4-1. STRIKEOUTS—Jimenez, Colorado, 44; Lincecum, San Francisco, 43; JoJohnson, Florida, 42; Haren, Arizona, 41; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 40; Carpenter, St. Louis, 39; Halladay, Philadelphia, 39. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 10; Cordero, Cincinnati, 9; Bell, San Diego, 7; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; Lindstrom, Houston, 6; Qualls, Arizona, 5; 5 tied at 4.

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

W Tennessee (Cubs).........18 Huntsville (Brewers)......15 Chattanooga (Dodgers).12 West Tenn (Mariners)...11 Carolina (Reds).............7

L 7 10 13 13 18

Pct. .720 .600 .480 .458 .280

GB — 3 6 6 1/2 11

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....16 8 .667 Montgomery (Rays).......14 10 .583 Mississippi (Braves)...12 13 .480 Mobile (Diamondbacks).12 13 .480 Bham (White Sox).........6 18 .250 ——— Monday’s Games Jacksonville 5, Mississippi 1 Montgomery 5, West Tenn 4, 1st game Mobile 6, Carolina 5 Montgomery 3, West Tenn 1, 2nd game Huntsville 5, Birmingham 4, 1st game Tennessee 2, Chattanooga 1, 13 innings Huntsville 4, Birmingham 3, 2nd game Today’s Games West Tenn at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Jacksonville at Montgomery, 10:35 a.m. Birmingham at Mississippi, 11:05 a.m. West Tenn at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Mobile at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Chattanooga at Carolina, 6:15 p.m.

GB — 2 4 1/2 4 1/2 10

South Division

college baseball Southeastern Conference East

Team Overall SEC South Carolina..............34-9..............................16-5 Florida............................31-11............................15-6 Vanderbilt......................33-12............................10-9 Kentucky........................24-20............................7-14 Tennessee.....................24-21............................8-13 Georgia..........................13-30............................3-16

West

Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................35-10............................14-7 Ole Miss.......................33-13............................14-7 Auburn...........................30-15............................12-9 LSU................................32-13..........................11-10 Alabama........................28-17............................9-12 Mississippi St..............20-23............................5-16 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Bethune-Cookman at Florida, 5:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at LSU, 6:30 p.m. Jackson St. at Miss. State, at Pearl, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Winthrop at South Carolina, 6 p.m. So. Miss vs. Miss. State, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. ———

Conference USA

Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................26-16............................11-4 Memphis........................22-22............................10-8 Marshall.........................21-24............................10-8 East Carolina.................27-18..............................8-7 Southern Miss.............25-17..............................8-7 Tulane............................26-19..............................6-9 UAB...............................22-20..............................6-9 Houston.........................19-24..............................6-9

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Central Florida...............27-19............................7-11 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Today’s Games Central Florida at Florida Atlantic, 5:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Tulane, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games So. Miss vs. Miss. State, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Rice, 6:30 p.m. ———

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Game Valdosta St. 5, Delta St. 4 Today’s Games Grambling at Alcorn St., 6 p.m. Jackson St. vs. Mississippi St., at Pearl, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Southern at Alcorn St., 6 p.m. Southern Miss vs. Miss. State, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m.

prep baseball ST. ALOYSIUS 3, EDINBURG 0

St. Aloysius..............................100 002 0 — 3 4 0 Edinburg...................................000 000 0 — 0 3 3 WP-Stephen Evans (8-4). LP-Mitchell Wooten (8-1).

WARREN CENTRAL 9, DESOTO CENTRAL 5

DeSoto Central........................012 0011 — 5 5 1 Warren Central........................230 220 — 9 6 1 WP-Colby Key (6-1). LP- Adam Stalnaker. HR-J.D. McBride (DC), Garrett Blaylock (DC). Clayton Ashley (WC). 3B-Beau Wallace (WC). 2B-Dee White (WC), Wallace (WC). Multiple hitsCasey Greene (DC) 2, McBride (DC) 2. Wallace (WC) 2, Elliott (WC) 2, De Kelley (WC) 2.

Wednesday’s Games Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games Pittsburgh at Montreal, 6 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Friday’s Games Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Chicago at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.

nascar Sprint Cup Schedule

Through April 25 Feb. 14 — Daytona 500 (Jamie McMurray) Feb. 21 — Auto Club 500 (Jimmie Johnson) Feb. 28 — Shelby American (Jimmie Johnson) March 7 — Kobalt 500 at Atlanta (Kurt Busch) March 21 — Food City 500 (Jimmie Johnson) March 29 — Goody’s 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 10 — Subway Fresh Fit 600 (Ryan Newman) April 19 — Samsung Mobile 500 (Denny Hamlin) April 25 — Aaron’s 499 (Kevin Harvick) May 1 — Crown Royal Presents The Heath Calhoun 400 (Kyle Busch) May 8 — Southern 500, Darlington, S.C. May 16 — Autism Speaks 400, Dover, Del. May 22 — x-Sprint Showdown, Concord, N.C. May 22 — x-Sprint All-Star Race, Concord, N.C. May 30 — Coca-Cola 600, Concord, N.C. June 6 — Pocono 500, Long Pond, Pa. June 13 — Heluva Good! 400, Brooklyn, Mich. June 20 — Toyota/Save Mart 350, Sonoma, Calif. June 27 — Lenox Tools 301, Loudon, N.H. July 3 — Coke Zero 400, Daytona Beach, Fla. July 10 — LifeLock.com 400, Joliet, Ill. July 25 — Brickyard 400, Indianapolis x-non-points race ———

Sprint Cup Points Standings

WARREN CENTRAL 12, DESOTO CENTRAL 6

DeSoto Central...................020 2200 — 6 4 2 Warren Central...................230 205X — 12 13 0 WP-Jay Harper (6-3). LP-Ryan Seawright. HR-Elliott (WC). 3B-Jay Harper (WC). 2B- Tommy Allmon (DC). Beau Wallace (WC) 2, Carlos Gonzalez, Harper (WC). Multiple hits- Garrett Blaylock (DC) 2, Allmon (DC) 2. White 2 (WC). Gonzalez (WC) 2. Harper (WC) 2, De Kelley (WC) 2.

nba NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

May 1 Cleveland 101, Boston 93 May 2 L.A. Lakers 104, Utah 99, L.A. Lakers leads series 1-0 Monday’s Games Boston 104, Cleveland 86, series tied 1-1 Phoenix 111, San Antonio 102, Phoenix leads series 1-0 Today’s Games Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. Utah at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Game San Antonio at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Thursday’s Game Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Cleveland at Boston, 6 p.m. Phoenix at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s Games Orlando at Atlanta, 4 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Utah, 7 p.m.

CELTICS 104, CAVALIERS 86

BOSTON (104) Pierce 4-10 4-4 14, Garnett 8-21 2-2 18, Perkins 5-6 0-0 10, Rondo 5-10 2-4 13, R.Allen 8-15 3-4 22, Wallace 7-8 0-0 17, T.Allen 1-4 2-2 4, Davis 2-2 2-2 6, Finley 0-1 0-0 0, Daniels 0-1 0-0 0, Robinson 0-0 0-0 0, S.Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-78 15-18 104. CLEVELAND (86) James 7-15 10-15 24, Jamison 6-11 2-4 16, O’Neal 4-10 1-2 9, M.Williams 1-9 2-3 4, Parker 2-7 0-0 6, Varejao 2-3 4-5 8, West 1-4 2-2 4, Hickson 4-6 5-7 13, Moon 1-3 0-0 2, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, J.Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-70 26-38 86. Boston 26 26 31 21 — 104 Cleveland 22 26 12 26 — 86 3-Point Goals—Boston 9-19 (Wallace 3-4, R.Allen 3-7, Pierce 2-5, Rondo 1-2, Finley 0-1), Cleveland 4-21 (Parker 2-4, Jamison 2-5, West 0-1, Gibson 0-1, Moon 0-1, J.Williams 0-1, James 0-4, M.Williams 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Boston 51 (Garnett 10), Cleveland 44 (Varejao, James 7). Assists—Boston 30 (Rondo 19), Cleveland 17 (M.Williams 7). Total Fouls—Boston 31, Cleveland 16. Technicals—Perkins, Pierce, Varejao, Cleveland defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Varejao. A—20,562 (20,562).

SUNS 111, SPURS 102

SAN ANTONIO (102) Jefferson 1-3 3-5 5, Duncan 8-15 4-9 20, McDyess 3-7 0-0 6, Ge.Hill 2-9 5-6 9, Ginobili 9-20 6-7 27, Parker 11-21 4-4 26, Bonner 1-2 0-0 2, Mason 0-2 0-0 0, Blair 1-1 0-0 2, Temple 0-0 0-0 0, Bogans 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 38-83 22-31 102. PHOENIX (111) Gr.Hill 2-7 3-4 7, Stoudemire 9-17 5-5 23, Collins 0-1 0-0 0, Nash 13-19 5-6 33, Richardson 10-16 4-6 27, Frye 2-6 0-0 6, Dudley 1-3 1-2 3, Barbosa 1-2 3-4 5, Amundson 1-1 1-2 3, Dragic 2-7 0-0 4. Totals 41-79 22-29 111. San Antonio 22 25 28 27 — 102 Phoenix 31 26 28 26 — 111 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 4-19 (Ginobili 3-9, Bogans 1-2, Bonner 0-1, Mason 0-2, Ge.Hill 0-5), Phoenix 7-20 (Richardson 3-6, Nash 2-4, Frye 2-4, Stoudemire 0-1, Dudley 0-1, Gr.Hill 0-1, Dragic 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 48 (Duncan 11), Phoenix 51 (Stoudemire 13). Assists—San Antonio 18 (Ginobili 5), Phoenix 16 (Nash 10). Total Fouls—San Antonio 25, Phoenix 26. Technicals—Phoenix defensive three second. A—18,422 (18,422).

nhl NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

May 1 Boston 5, Philadelphia 4, OT Vancouver 5, Chicago 1 May 2 Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 1, series tied 1-1 San Jose 4, Detroit 3, San Jose leads series 2-0 Monday’s Games Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, Boston leads series 2-0 Chicago 4, Vancouver 2, series tied 1-1 Today’s Games Pittsburgh at Montreal, 6 p.m. San Jose at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.

1. Kevin Harvick............................................... 1,467 2. Jimmie Johnson........................................... 1,457 3. Kyle Busch................................................... 1,358 4. Matt Kenseth................................................ 1,348 5. Greg Biffle.................................................... 1,334 6. Jeff Gordon.................................................. 1,305 7. Denny Hamlin.............................................. 1,268 8. Kurt Busch................................................... 1,255 9. Jeff Burton................................................... 1,247 10. Mark Martin................................................ 1,242 11. Carl Edwards............................................. 1,227 12. Clint Bowyer............................................... 1,213 13. Dale Earnhardt Jr...................................... 1,209 14. Martin Truex Jr.......................................... 1,196 15. Tony Stewart.............................................. 1,160 16. Ryan Newman........................................... 1,142 17. Joey Logano.............................................. 1,116 18. Juan Pablo Montoya.................................. 1,109 19. Jamie McMurray........................................ 1,104 20. Paul Menard.............................................. 1,044

transactions BASEBALL American League

CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Activated C Ramon Castro from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Donny Lucy to Charlotte (IL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Activated RHP Michael Wuertz from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Brad Kilby to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERS—Released RHP Ricky Orta.

National League

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Recalled RHP Cesar Valdez from Reno (PCL). Optioned RHP Kevin Mulvey to Reno. HOUSTON ASTROS—Placed LHP Tim Byrdak on the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Sammy Gervacio to Round Rock (PCL). Recalled RHP Wilton Lopez from Round Rock. Purchased the contract of LHP Gustavo Chacin from Round Rock.

BASKETBALL NBA

CHICAGO BULLS—Fired coach Vinny Del Negro.

FOOTBALL NFL

ARIZONA CARDINALS—Signed CB Justin Miller to a one-year contract. BUFFALO BILLS—Signed C Sean Allen, C Kyle Mutcher and WR Donald Jones. DALLAS COWBOYS—Signed G Montrae Holland to a two-year contract. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Signed WR Buddy Farnham. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Agreed to terms with S Darren Sharper on a one-year contract. NEW YORK JETS—Signed LB Cory Reamer and LB Brashton Satele. Waived LB Broderick Stewart. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS—Signed WR Bakari Grant to a two-year contract. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Released LB Reggie Carter and LS Patrick MacDonald. Signed CB Chris Richards and OT Joe Toledo. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS—Signed WR Chris Brooks, G Lee Grimes, DE George Johnson, FB Rendrick Taylor and CB Darrell Pasco.

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-2-0 La. Pick 4: 2-8-2-5 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 3-3-8 La. Pick 4: 8-8-6-2 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-4-9 La. Pick 4: 2-6-6-4 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-0-8 La. Pick 4: 6-0-5-3 Easy 5: 8-12-15-17-35 La. Lotto: 1-3-4-8-24-26 Powerball: 12-22-25-28-44 Powerball: 24; Power play: 4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-2-4 La. Pick 4: 2-2-4-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-5-9 La. Pick 4: 3-0-4-8 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-7-7 La. Pick 4: 7-5-7-5 Easy 5: 4-8-21-29-37 La. Lotto: 1-3-10-30-34-38 Powerball: 16-23-25-49-58 Powerball: 20; Power play: 4


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

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Maturing Busch finds success CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Busch was clearly angry after a late caution cost him a victory last month at Phoenix. He vented over his radio, aggressively drove his car through the garage after the race and, according to Fox executives, rudely declined an interview. His demeanor couldn’t have been more different Saturday night at Richmond, where Busch snapped a 21-race winless streak dating to last season. So calm and eventempered, he passed on his chance to publicly criticize a NASCAR rule everyone knew he didn’t like. Why? Because this is the new and improved Kyle Busch, he explained. But we liked the old one! “Make up your mind, people!”

n ascar he lamented, throwing his arms up in mock despair. He’s been often criticized for being himself, which ultimately is a hard-nosed racer who believes “second place is for losers.” That sentiment has led to many a meltdown during a race, when his frustration over an ill-handing car prevented him from giving any useful feedback in his expletive-laden rants. His sore loser attitude has caused him to blow off many a post-race interview, to the annoyance of fans and media wanting a reaction. And his candor has often cost him, as his frank assessments of anything auto racing have raised a fair share of

eyebrows. So it’s possible that after eight years, 67 victories spanning NASCAR’s top three series and last year’s Nationwide Series title, all the criticism that’s followed has finally broken Busch. Busch’s best season was 2008, when he won 21 races and developed a swagger not seen in NASCAR in years. He was booed everywhere he went, and loved it. The confidence was clear in how he strutted through the garage, and his comfort in the role of the villain was made perfectly clear when, during driver introductions at Darlington, he turned to pit road and gave Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s team the one-finger salute. With both hands. He wasn’t playing a role,

Snead tries to find spot on Bucs’ roster

Kyle Busch celebrates after winning the Heath Calhoun 400 Saturday at Richmond. though. Busch was being Busch, and it was refreshing to see how little he cared what people thought about him, warts and all. Last year was not the best for Busch, despite his Nationwide title and 21 total wins.

Suns, Celtics triumph

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead insists he has no regrets about passing up his final season of college eligibility, only to watch the NFL draft come and go without hearing his name called. Disappointed but undeterred, the one-time top prospect — whose stock dropped during an inconsistent junior year — signed a free agent contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and participated in a rookie minicamp this weekend. “I didn’t really know what to expect. I certainly didn’t have my hopes up too high or anything like that. I knew that anything could happen, so I was ready for anything,” he said. “It didn’t go exactly the way I had hoped, but I’m here now. I’m here to make the best of it.” Snead began his college career at Texas before transferring to Ole Miss. He appeared well on his way to being a potential high pick after throwing for 2,762 yards and 26 touchdowns in his first season with the Rebels in 2008. He threw for 2,632 yards and 20 TDs in 2009, leading Ole Miss to nine wins and moving into second place behind Eli Manning on the career touchdown list with 46. But he also tossed 20 interceptions after finishing with 13 the previous season. The decision to turn pro early surprised some scouts, who felt he regressed as a

nfl junior and should stay in school. The 22-yearold scoffed at speculation that one of the reasons he left the Jevan Rebels was he Snead wasn’t guaranteed to retain his starting job. “I graduated in December with my marketing degree. That was a huge thing for me, and really I felt like it was my time to go,” said Snead, who played behind Colt McCoy at Texas in 2006. “A bunch of people say it was because of competition, and I’ll tell you right now, that’s ridiculous,” he said. “I’ve never been afraid to compete. I wouldn’t have come out if I was afraid to compete because I know that the next level is all about competing. Anybody that said I was afraid to compete doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” Snead and two other undrafted quarterbacks — South Florida’s Matt Grothe and Texas Southern’s Bobby Reid — hope to impress the Bucs as they were given crash courses on offense. So far, coach Raheem Morris likes what he’s seen of Snead. “He’s done a good job of going out there being able to run the offense,” Morris said, adding he’ll likely take four quarterbacks into training camp.

Roethlisberger goes through evaluation By The Associated Press

The associated press

Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire (1) shoots over San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan in the fourth quarter Monday. The Suns won, 111-102, to take a 1-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Below, Boston’s Rajon Rondo and Cleveland’s Mo Williams (2) fight for possession in the fourth quarter of Game 2 of an Eastern Conference semifinal. The Celtics won 104-86 to even the series at 1-1.

Nash leads Suns to win in Game 1 By The Associated Press Sore hip? What sore hip? After resting his strained right hip for three days, Steve Nash had 33 points and 10 assists, and the Phoenix Suns broke their Game 1 curse against the San Antonio Spurs with a 111-102 victory on Monday night in the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series. Any doubt that Nash would be slowed by the injury ended in the early minutes of the game, when he made his five shots, including an array of twisting, swiveling drives to the hoop. He had 17 points by the end of the first quarter. “He ran it down our throat,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “He kind of just picked us apart,” added San Antonio’s Tim Duncan. Jason Richardson scored 27 and Amare Stoudemire had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the Suns. Manu Ginobili, tape across his broken nose, scored 27, Tony Parker 26 and Duncan 20 for the Spurs, who had won three straight Game 1s against the Suns, two of them in Phoenix. Both of those times, in 2005 and 2007, the Spurs went on to win the NBA title. “You can’t get too excited,” Stoudemire said. “They’re a team with a great pedigree that knows how to come back in a series.” Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday night in Phoenix. In the second half, the situation seemed ripe for another

whatever you can. For me, I didn’t know how I was going to feel physically, but dragging my leg around in Game 6 in Portland wasn’t very fun and it was great to get out there and feel like I could do something.”

Celtics 104, Cavs 86

nba playoffs On TV 7 p.m. TNT - Atlanta at Orlando, Game 1 9:30 p.m. TNT - Utah at L.A. Lakers, Game 2 of those San Antonio daggers to the Suns’ heart. Twice San Antonio rallied from 14 back, with a 12-0 run in the third quarter and a mighty 13-0 outburst that sliced Phoenix’s lead to 94-93 on Ginobili’s 7-foot runner with 4:26 to go in the game. These Suns had whatever it took to withstand the charge. “That’s really frustrating when that happens,” Ginobili said, “especially the second time. ... Against these guys, with the level of confidence they’re playing at, you just can’t blink.” Stoudemire sank two free throws, then after Keith Bogans and Parker missed 3-pointers, Grant Hill made

two from the line to put the Suns ahead 98-93. Parker’s 19-footer cut it to 98-95 with 3:38 left, then Richardson brought the house down with a 3-pointer to make it 103-95 with 1:23 left. After Parker’s two free throws cut it to 103-97, Hill made a 13-foot jumper with 51 seconds left, and the Suns put it away by making six of eight free throws from there. “When we did get back into it, we gave up a bunch of points in transition,” Duncan said, “and that’s the best transition team in the league.” Nash hurt his hip in a shootaround before Game 3 of the first-round series against Portland, and the injury bothered him greatly in the deciding Game 6 last Thursday. The team had Friday off, then he sat out practice Saturday and Sunday. The rest did wonders. “You never know what the game is going to present,” Nash said. “You have to be willing and aggressive and do

The window hasn’t closed on the Boston Celtics. It’s still wide open. Rajon Rondo tied a team playoff record with 19 assists, Ray Allen scored 22 points and the Celtics, showing they’re still very dangerous despite their years, opened a 25-point lead in the fourth and then survived Cleveland’s comeback to even their semifinal series at 1-1. After blowing an 11-point lead in the third quarter of Game 1, the Celtics almost squandered a much bigger one. They led 91-66 with 9:08 left, but the Cavs scored 15 straight and pulled within 93-83 on LeBron James’ basket with 3:13 left. James scored 24 points and Antawn Jamison 16 for Cleveland.

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday that Ben Roethlisberger spent the weekend in a clinic being evaluated as part of the sanctions handed down by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The newspaper cited an unidentified team source saying the evaluation will take days rather than weeks. Goodell suspended the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback six games without pay last month. A Steelers spokesman said the team is prohibited by league rule from discussing Roethlisberger’s treatment. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said all details of the evalation are confidential. The two-time Super Bowl winner was ordered to undergo a “comprehensive behavioral evaluation by professionals” after violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Goodell announced the punishment a week after prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger in a case involving a 20-year-old college student who accused the quarterback of sexually assaulting her in a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub. “I have talked to him,” coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday, according to the report. “I will continue to talk to him, and I don’t have a crystal ball in regards to when he’s going to be back in the (Steelers’) facility. A lot of that has to do with the things he needs to do and of course the judgment of the commissioner.”

Jags’ kicker tries to qualify for Open JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jaguars place-kicker Josh

Scobee, a scratch golfer, is trying to qualify for the U.S. Open. Scobee will tee off next Monday at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville for the first round of qualifying for the U.S. Open. Depending on the number of entrants, Scobee has to finish in the top five or top three to advance to sectional qualifying. Scobee says he expects butterflies in his first tournament, especially since he didn’t play high school or college golf. Scobee, who wants a golf job once his NFL career is over, has played several times the last few weeks in hopes of honing his game. Coach Jack Del Rio offered some advice Monday, saying, “Hit it straight, and when he comes to kick field goals, kick those straight. That’s what I’m looking for.”

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Reds stay perfect in extra innings By The Associated Press

ing Sizemore to get Cleveland within 4-1.

Lance Nix hit a solo, pinchhit homer in the bottom of the 11th inning Monday night, powering Cincinnati to a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets and keeping the Reds perfect in extra innings. Nix hit a drive off Manny Acosta (1-1) that barely cleared the wall in right-center field with one out for his first career game-ending homer. Nick Masset (3-1) pitched the last two innings, giving up two singles in the 11th. Then, the Reds pulled out another one at the end — eight of their 13 wins have come in their final at-bat. They are 3-0 in extra innings.

D-backs 9, Astros 1 Cesar Valdez won his major league debut and Chris Snyder hit a three-run homer to lead Arizona.

Red Sox 17, Angels 8 Dustin Pedroia’s three-run homer capped Boston’s sevenrun sixth inning.

Yankees 4, Orioles 1 CC Sabathia pitched eight strong innings and Randy Winn hit a three-run homer to lead New York.

Twins 10, Tigers 4

Cardinals 6, Phillies 3 Jaime Garcia allowed one run in six innings, David Freese had three RBIs and Nick Stavinoha homered for St. Louis. Garcia (3-1), a rookie lefthander, gave up three hits and struck out six. Stavinoha delivered a pinchhit homer leading off the seventh against Joe Blanton (0-1) and Freese added a basesloaded double. Jayson Werth hit a solo shot for the Phillies and has reached base in all 25 games this season.

Blue Jays 5, Indians 1 Brett Cecil took a perfect game into the seventh inning for Toronto and settled for a

Wilson Ramos had three more hits in Joe Mauer’s place and Michael Cuddyer added a three-run homer as Minnesota snapped Detroit’s fivegame winning streak.

White Sox 5, Royals 1

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Jake Peavy pitched sevenplus shutout innings in his most impressive start of the season and Alex Rios had three hits and two RBIs for Chicago.

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick scales the wall to catch a deep fly out by Philadelphia’s Chase Utley Monday.

Rangers 4, Athletics 2

victory over Cleveland. The left-hander allowed one hit over eight innings, striking out a career-high 10. Cecil (2-1) lost the perfect game when he walked Grady

Rich Harden struck out a season-high nine in seven scoreless innings and dominated his former team as firstplace Texas won its seasonbest fourth straight.

Sizemore with one out in the seventh. He then walked Shin-Soo Choo but came back to strike out Austin Kearns before Jhonny Peralta lined a 2-2 pitch to left field, scor-

Wagner to call it a career at season’s end ATLANTA (AP) — Billy Wagner has given the Atlanta Braves early notice he plans to retire after the season to spend more time with his family. Wagner said he is making his plans known early this season so the Braves can have time to prepare for 2011. Wagner, 38, plans to retire even though he has a $6.5 million option to play in 2011. He said the extra time he spent with his wife and four children while recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery in 2008 made it more difficult to be away from his Virginia home. “I think when I was home with the kids I just enjoyed it, probably too much,” Wagner said. “It’s where I want to be and I think it’s something else the Lord has got for me to do and I’m going to go that way.” Wagner used an off day on Monday for a quick trip to his home in Crozet, Va., near Char-

MLB lottesville. The Braves open a series at Washington tonight. Braves general manger Frank Wren said Wagner’s Billy decision is not Wagner a complete surprise. “We knew this was a possibility from the beginning,” Wren said Monday. “We respect Billy’s desire to be with his family and we are glad he is with us this year.” The 2011 option for Wagner kicks in if he finishes 50 games this season. He is 1-0 with two saves and a 2.00 ERA in his first season as Atlanta’s closer. Wagner has proved he has made a full recovery from his elbow surgery. The left-hander’s fastball still hits the upper 90s on the radar gun.

He is sixth all-time with 387 career saves, including two this season. Wagner is chasing John Franco’s record of 424 saves by a left-hander. In spring training, Wagner said he was motivated by the record, but now he says he’ll retire even if he falls short of that mark this season. Wagner said he told manager Bobby Cox of his decision on Friday so the Braves would know what to expect when preparing for next season. “I really just wanted to make sure they know where I stand so if something comes up and they have to make a move they’re not caught off-guard,” Wagner said. Wagner said he didn’t discuss the possibility of retirement during contract negotiations with the Braves last winter. “No, I didn’t think it was the time,” he said. “I thought we should go on and get playing and see where it goes. We

were planning to tell them at the right time.” Wagner said his decision so early in the 2010 season was not an indication he is not satisfied with his performance. “It has no bearing on how I’m pitching,” he said. “I just think it’s the right time. I’d like to be able to go out when I feel halfway decent and not laboring to get through seasons and then I can enjoy my family when I’m done.” Wagner made his debut with Houston in 1995 and remained with the Astros through the 2003 season, when he set a career high with 44 saves. He was Philadelphia’s closer for two years before four years with the Mets. He had elbow surgery in September, 2008, and returned with the Mets last season before he was traded to the Boston Red Sox. He has a 2.38 ERA in 791 career games. Wagner and his wife, Sarah, have three sons and one daughter, ages 3 to 11.

WC Continued from Page B1. All of that was forgotten when the Vikings served notice it was a new day. White led off the first with a walk, Elliott singled and Wallace singled home White. An error allowed Elliott to score to give WC its first lead of the postseason, 2-0. DeSoto got one of the runs back as J.D. McBride blasted Key’s offering over the leftfield fence, but the first of two spectacular grabs by Ashley and a strikeout kept the Vikings out of further trouble. But as the Vikings would do all night, for every punch landed, they countered with a nastier haymaker. De Kelley legged out a single, made it to third off a pair of DeSoto errors and scored off Elliott’s sacrifice fly to deep center. A RBI double by Wallace and RBI single by Dylan Wooten boosted the WC advantage to 5-1 after the end of two. After Dalton Scola led off with a single, Greene blasted him home with a big fly to cut the deficit to just two runs. But Key recovered his composure, getting a pair of strikeouts and an easy groundball to polish off the side without further incident. Again in the fourth, WC came up counter-punching. Elliott’s two-out single set up Wallace, who tripled him

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DeSoto Continued from Page B1. River and some other ones in the area. Sissy (Hearn) will play with us when she can. The big thing is we want to get better. We want to work on it year round,” McGivney said. DeSoto Central (22-31) moves on to face either Madison Central in the next round. “We came out hitting and now we’re in the second round,” DeSoto Central assistant coach Melissa Shaw said. “This was the hottest day we’ve played in, but we already had a win on our side.” WC made it a good game until third inning. They were down just 2-1 after two complete but DeSoto erupted for six runs in third. Brittany Stewart had a leadoff double to start things and Libby Goranson followed with a triple off WC starter Chelsea Worley. Four singles in between a hit batter plated four more runs to make it 8-1. Worley was then pulled for Mallory Reynolds. The Lady Vikes got a run back in the bottom of the third when Thornton dou-

bled, then scored on a single by Worley. DeSoto got to Reynolds with four runs in the fourth. The Lady Jaguars had five hits, including Stewart’s third RBI of the game. Katie Busby walked and then beat out a rundown to score WC’s final run to make it 12-3. Worley came back to pitch and had a scoreless fifth inning, but allowed three more runs in the sixth to account for the final. “They are a good team but we didn’t play good,” McGivney said. “We should have had more runs than what we got. We had some good at-bats, but we needed more of them.” Thornton and Sydnei Smith had a double and scored a run apiece to pace WC. They had four hits off two DeSoto pitchers. Stewart got the win by going the first three innings. Casey Baddley pitched the final three. Stewart had three hits and three RBIs. Goranson, Kaitlin Moore and Baddley all had two hits.

St. Al Continued from Page B1. Evans brothers combined to throw 13 innings of shutout ball. The Flashes also beat one of the best pitchers in Mississippi, Edinburg ace Mitchell Wooten. The right-hander, who had made a name for himself by allowing 12 hits and 11 runs in 10 regularseason appearances, gave up nine hits and six runs in two starts against St. Al. Monday’s game was the first he lost this year. Like Evans, Wooten (8-1) returned to the mound for Game 3 on two days’ rest and turned in an impressive performance. Wooten allowed just four hits and struck out 11 in a complete game. After throwing 130 pitches in Game 1, he threw 132 in Game 3. “Just knowing we got through one of the top pitchers in the state is big. If we beat him, we can beat anybody we want,” Evans said. St. Al managed four hits in Game 3, but did most of its damage off of Edinburg’s mistakes. After Wooten hit two batters in the first inning, Evans drove a single up the middle to give the Flashes a 1-0 lead. In the sixth, back-to-back walks set up Brendan Beesley’s RBI single and a throwing error allowed another run to score and to make it 3-0. The Flashes had plenty of chances for more, but kept misfiring. They had runners in scoring position in every inning except one, yet only scored in the first and sixth.

St. Al stranded 11 runners total, seven of them in scoring position. It was the one area coach Clint Wilkerson felt his team fell short. “I was disappointed in our bats,” Wilkerson said. “To win a state championship we have to hit with two outs and runners in scoring position, and we didn’t do that all series. That’s not what we do offensively. We’ve got to lock in.” Luckily for the Flashes, Evans only needed a handful of runs. He struck out five of the first six batters he faced and didn’t allow a hit until Trey Hughes punched a check swing single into right field with two outs in the fourth. The only real jam Evans faced was in the bottom of the sixth inning. Matt Sanders reached on a bad-hop infield single and Wooten followed with a base hit to center. Wooten moved up to second on the throw to third, putting runners at second and third with two outs. Evans didn’t flinch. He got Hughes to swing and miss for strike three and, as he left the mound, let out a cheer and a fist pump. Evans went back out in the seventh and struck out the side. Taylor Ellis chased a curveball in the dirt for the final out, the last brush stroke of a masterpiece. “It was fun back there catching him,” Beesley said. “Fastball away. He was eating them up. He was hitting his spots all night long.”

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Warren Central’s De Kelly hustles to get a fly ball against DeSoto Central at Viking Field Monday. The Vikings will play Madison Central starting Friday. home. Wooten drove in Wallace with a Texas Leaguer that blooped into the shallow outfield to put WC up 7-3 after four. The Vikings finished off DeSoto Central in the fifth with Ashley’s solo blast and an RBI double by White. Game 3 was more of the same. Jaguars strike. Vikings reply in force. The WC lead was a tenuous 5-4 going into the fourth

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n MOVIE “Vacancy” — While stranded at a remote motel, a couple, Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale, discover hidden cameras in their room and learn they are to be the stars of a snuff film./8 on Lifetime n SPORTS NBA — The second round of the NBA playoffs play on with a twinbill. Atlanta faces Dwight Howard and Orlando in Game 1 of its series, while the Jazz battle Kobe Bryant and the Lak- Luke Wilson ers on the road in Game 2./7 on TNT n PRIMETIME “Glee” — Mr. Schuester investigates when a salacious list about the glee club members circulates the school; a video surfaces of Olivia Newton-John performing with Sue./8 on Fox

‘Georgy Girl’ dies from breast cancer at 67

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 Roberta Peters, opera singer, 80; Nick Ashford, singer-songwriter, 68; Randy Travis, country singer, 51; Mary McDonough, actress, 49; Ana Gasteyer, comedian, 43; Will Arnett, actor, 40; Kimora Lee Simmons, TV personality-fashion designer, 35; Lance Bass, singer, 31.

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Louis-Dreyfus to receive Hollywood star Julia Louis-Dreyfus will receive a star today on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actress is the first “Seinfeld” cast member to receive the honor. The star unveiling comes eight days before the fifth season finale of Louis-Dreyfus’ CBS comedy “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” Louis-Dreyfus was born Jan. 13, 1961, in New York City. She dropped out of Northwestern Julia Louis-Dreyfus University in 1982 when she became a cast member of “Saturday Night Live.” She spent three seasons on “Saturday Night Live” before costarring in the NBC comedy “Day by Day.” Louis-Dreyfus has won two Emmys, one for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” and one for her portrayal of Elaine Benes on NBC’s “Seinfeld,” which was on from 1990 to 1998.

Judge allows ’Jersey’ suit to proceed A judge in New Jersey has agreed to hear a lawsuit that claims producers of MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore” engaged in a “criminal enterprise” by profiting from showing fights that cast members deliberately provoked. Attorney Eugene LaVergne of Long Branch said Monday that he filed the suit in March. It seeks unspecified monetary damages on behalf of three clients involved in drunken fights with cast member Ronnie Magro. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Joseph L. Foster denied a motion to dismiss the claim that the defendants’ conduct violated New Jersey’s racketeering statute. An MTV spokesman has not returned after-hours messages left Monday seeking comment.

Assistant gets jail for killing music figure A personal assistant convicted of killing a star real estate broker with a punk-rock past was sentenced Monday to decades in prison, insisting on her innocence while a judge called her “almost inhuman.” Natavia Lowery was sentenced to a prison term of 27 years and four months to life in the slaying of Linda Stein, who comanaged influential punk rockers the Ramones in their 1970s heyday and later became a real estate broker with clients including Madonna and Sting. She was found dead in her Fifth Avenue penthouse in 2007, the victim of a vicious beating that at first seemed a mystery but was later prosecuted as a case of an employee who exploited her boss’ s trust to steal thousands of dollars from her and killed to keep the theft quiet. Lowery, who didn’t testify at her trial, vowed to appeal. “My innocence will continuously remain,” Lowery said in a brief statement before she was sentenced. “This is just the beginning of a new fight, of a new beginning, to get a fair trial.” In words laced with tears and anger, one of Stein’s two daughters reproached Lowery for not expressing regret for the crime. “You are a disgusting person,” Samantha Stein-Wells told Lowery in court. “Where, where is your apology? Where is your remorse?” SteinWells added as Lowery looked through documents at the defense table. “You are truly a cold, ruthless killer.”

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Buck wild: 2 deer run amok in ale house The Milwaukee Bucks’ rallying cry — “fear the deer” — turned into a punchline Sunday afternoon when two deer burst through the glass doors of a Menomonie restaurant as patrons watched a Bucks playoff game. The first deer apparently hurt itself, bloodying its snout and becoming dazed, said Jay Ouellette, general manager of the Stout Ale House. Two customers were able to safely wrestle it to the ground. The other deer fled into a private room. Cornered deer can be dangerous because they kick and bite, but a restaurant worker managed to wrestle that animal down as well, Ouellette said. “I could tell it was starting to get a little anxious,” he said. “There was definitely the possibility of injury.” The incident happened about 12:20 p.m. — shortly after the Bucks started Game 7 of their playoff series against Atlanta.

NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family’s acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of “Georgy Girl” and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as “Shakespeare for My Father” and “Nightingale,” has died. She was 67. Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Kent, Conn. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends. “Our beloved mother, Lynn Rachel, passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer,” Redgrave’s children said in a statement Monday. “She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time.” Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002, had a mastectomy in January 2003 and underwent chemotherapy. Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave. The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim — or notoriety — of elder sibling Vanessa Redgrave, but received Oscar nominations for “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters,” and Tony nominations for “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” “Shakespeare for My Father” and “The Constant Wife.” In recent years, she also made appearances on TV in “Ugly Betty,” “Law & Order” and “Desperate Housewives.” “Vanessa was the one expected to be the great actress,” Lynn Redgrave said in 1999. “It was always, ‘Corin’s the brain, Vanessa the shining star, oh, and then there’s

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Sisters Vanessa Redgrave, left, and Lynn Redgrave Lynn.”’ In theater, the ruby-haired Redgrave often displayed a sunny, sweet and open personality, much like her ebullient offstage personality. It worked well in such shows as “Black Comedy” — her Broadway debut in 1972 — and again two years later in “My Fat Friend,” a comedy about an overweight young woman who sheds pounds to find romance. Redgrave’s play “Nightingale” at off-Broadway’s Manhattan Theatre Club in 2009 was the last time she appeared on stage in New York. Lights on Broadway marquees will be dimmed today. Tall and blue-eyed like her sister, she was as open about her personal life as Vanessa has been about politics. In plays and in interviews, Lynn Redgrave confided about her family, her marriage and her health. She acknowledged that she suffered from bulimia and served as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. With daughter Annabel Clark, she released a 2004 book about her fight with cancer, “Journal: A Mother and

Daughter’s Recovery From Breast Cancer.” Redgrave was born in London in 1943 and despite self-doubts pursued the family trade. She studied at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, and was not yet 20 when she debuted professionally on stage in a London production of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” Like her siblings, she appeared in plays and in films, working under Noel Coward and Laurence Olivier as a member of the National Theater and under director/brother-in-law Tony Richardson in the 1963 screen hit “Tom Jones.” True fame caught her with “Georgy Girl,” billed as “the wildest thing to hit the world since the miniskirt.” The 1966 film starred Redgrave as the plain, childlike Londoner pursued by her father’s middleaged boss, played by James Mason. “All the films I’ve been in — and I haven’t been in that many attention-getting films — no one expected anything of, least of all me,” Redgrave said in 1999.

Films such as “The Happy Hooker” and “Every Little Crook and Nanny” were remembered less than Redgrave’s decision to advocate for Weight Watchers. She even referenced “Georgy Girl” in one commercial, showing a clip and saying, “This was me when I made the movie, because this is the way I used to eat.” At age 50, Redgrave was ready to tell her story in full. As she wrote in the foreword to “Shakespeare for My Father,” she was out of work and set off on a “journey that began almost as an act of desperation,” writing a play out of her “passionately emotional desire” to better understand her father, who had died in 1985. Redgrave credited the play, which interspersed readings from Shakespeare with family memories, with bringing her closer to her relatives and reviving her film career. She played the supportive wife of pianist David Helfgott in “Shine” and received an Oscar nomination as the loyal housekeeper for filmmaker James Whale in “Gods and Monsters.”

Jury to hear suspect statements in celeb burglary LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge denied a request Monday by a woman accused of burglarizing the home of Orlando Bloom to have her statements to police barred from her trial. Defendant Alexis Neiers, 18, testified that she didn’t understand her Miranda rights to remain silent and have an attorney present for the interviews. Her attorneys argued she repeatedly asked for an attorney while being questioned by police at her home and at a police station after her arrest last year. Superior Court Judge Leslie A. Swain disagreed, saying a videotape of Neiers’ interview showed she had ample opportunity to invoke her right to an attorney. The judge said the statements will be admissible during the trial, scheduled to begin May 10. Neiers, the star of the E! Entertainment Television show “Pretty Wild,” could face as many as six years in prison if convicted of a sole count of felony residential

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BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Provided you don’t take on more than you can handle, your chances for success in the year ahead look better than usual. You can achieve whatever it is that you want if you do things one at a time and never get overloaded. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — If you walk around with a chip on your shoulder today, it won’t take much to get someone to knock it off. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Giving someone a piece of your mind will give you momentary appeasement. However, it won’t take long before the damage you incur will have to be addressed. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Some days are worse than others, and today you’ll need to be doubly careful about protecting your prized possessions. Don’t leave anything lying around tempting others to be dishonest. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Independence can be an admirable quality, but not when it is carried to extremes. It could cause you to be overly insistent about having your way, resulting in all kinds of hostile responses. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — There are two conditions that could negatively affect your work today. The first one is concentrating on the clock instead of your duties, and the second one is not watching what you’re doing at all. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you find yourself at odds with a friend and do not let the issue drop, it is likely to develop into something far greater than either intended. Be the bigger person and let him/her have the last word. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Do whatever you can to put a stop to any disturbing influence that disrupts the tranquility of the household, even if this means barring the door to a troublemaker. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Watch your tongue, so that you don’t say anything that could put you on a collision course with another. When up against a strongly opinionated person, simply close your mouth. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Clear up all old obligations before assuming any new ones. If you monitor your resources realistically, you should be able to keep your budget intact and very healthy Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — The company you keep could be responsible for you having either a peaceful or strife-ridden day. Don’t let the behavior of another cause you to speak out in a manner that would tarnish your image. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Be time-conscious and try to maintain a sensible schedule, because if you leave important tasks until the last minute, your nervous system could have quite a breakdown. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Everything might look good, but nevertheless still guard against inclinations to take risks. The odds can stack up against you before you know it.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Teens: Just for the fun of it, you buy a lottery ticket every week. After all, the funds go to help schools, don’t they? And what if you did bet $5 on the World Series? Five dollars isn’t a lot of money to lose, and when you win, wow, what a great feeling. So, what’s the harm in a little wager now and again? Well, it’s addictive. That’s the harm. Writer Judith Newman estimates that 1 million teens in the United States and Canada have a problem with gambling. In Atlantic City, N.J., over 29,000 underage kids are kicked out of casinos every year, and even more get the heave-ho in Las Vegas and Reno. Fifty percent of all high-school students have gambled at one time or another, according to Durand Jacobs, Ph.D., who studies juvenile gambling. Of those, one in five feel they’d like to stop but can’t. Why? Persistent boredom, low self-esteem and a need to escape criticism at home, reports Jacobs. And unlike drug or alcohol abuse, gambling is still seen as a socially acceptable thrill. Kids have been known to blow trust funds, steal or sell drugs for that next cash “fix.” At the age of 17, a girl made headlines when she gambled away her college tuition money at an Atlantic City casino blackjack table. Of course, just because you play the lottery or bingo from time to time doesn’t mean you have a problem — but there are warning signs. For example, do you feel you become a better person when you gamble — more self-assured, more powerful? Do you feel as if you’re in a trance? Do you gamble more than once a week? Do you consistently try to win back losses? Fortunately, there are help groups for teenage gamblers. If you think you have a problem or simply want to learn more, call the National Council on Problem Gambling at 800-522-4700. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

Dear Abby: My mother got drunk at a family function and started a fight with me. I ended up leaving before it could escalate, but I feel I ruined the host’s day. Would it be appropriate to send an “I’m sorry” note, and how would I word it? — Making Amends in Tennessee Dear Making Amends: The person making the amends should be the person who created the scene — your mother. If you feel something needs to be said by you, and apparently you do, then write your host and say, “I feel terrible about what happened at your party and would like to apologize for my mother’s behavior. I left before she could create a scene, but I’m afraid it cast a shadow on your day, and for that I would like to apologize.” Sign it with love. P.S. You’ll lead a happier life if you stop feeling that you have to apologize for

your mother’s behavior. You are responsible only for your own. Dear Abby: My husband and I have been lucky enough to travel all over the world during our long marriage. Over the years, we collected lovely items from every location. Now that we are older, we have decided to move into a smaller home, and would like to share these lovely souvenirs with our friends. Although I think “Ellen” would love to have one of my silk scarves, and “Peter” would appreciate a pair of my husband’s marble bookends, or “Annemarie” would cherish my necklace from India, etc., I’m unsure that my choices would be their choices. Would it be proper for us to ask our friends to choose among our treasure rather than our making the choice for them? — World Traveler

in Miami Beach Dear World Traveler: I commend you for your generosity; however, you might run into trouble if several of your friends choose the same item. Were I in your shoes, I would make the selection for each of them. (Include a note with the gift — i.e., “Ellen, this scarf matches your eyes,” “Annema-

Steroids can weaken person’s immune system Dear Dr. Gott: My lady friend has had problems with arthritis and plantar fasciitis for about five years. She is 51 and postmenopausal. Her doctor prescribed methylprednisolone, which has helped both problems, but we are concerned about the underlying soreness that is a sort of weakness of bones and muscles. She is sore slightly but worse when poked or bumped. What are the long- and shortterm side effects of this drug? Is a multimineral program best? Dear Reader: Arthritis is pain and stiffness of the joints. You don’t specify what type she has, so I will generalize because there are actually more than 100 forms. Osteoarthritis is pain in the joints accompanied by progressive stiffness without extensive inflammation, chills or fever. It is a chronic disease of the joints resulting from a cartilage breakdown. Rheumatoid arthritis has pain, inflammation, swelling and stiffness that typically occurs symmetrically on both sides of the body. The infectious form includes symptoms of inflammation, chills, fever and pain, and may be linked to another illness. Then there’s gout, Behcet’s Syndrome, CREST syndrome, fibromyalgia and a whole host more. Some patients respond to topical ointments with capsaicin or castor oil rubbed onto painful joints; purple grape juice and liquid pectin mixtures; or omega-3 fish oils. Plantar fasciitis is pain and inflammation in a dense band of tissue of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. It is common in runners, overweight people, pregnant women and in those who wear shoes without adequate support. The methylprednisolone your friend has been prescribed is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It is also used to treat several allergic disorders, arthritis, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis and a number of other conditions. Steroids can weaken a person’s immune system, thus making him or her more susceptible to infection. They also have the ability to reactivate recent infection. Steroids should be reduced slowly and not discontinued abruptly because of potential side effects from withdrawal. Your friend should avoid being near people with chickenpox, measles, active infections or who are otherwise sick. She should not receive any “live” vaccines while on the drug. The drug can also alter certain medical testing, so she should be sure to make her usage known to avoid being misdiagnosed. Side effects of high doses include hypertension, heart arrhythmias, muscle weakness, chest pain, shortness of breath, visual problems,

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tarry or bloody stools, pancreatitis and more. Long-term use can lead to easy bruising, acne, facial hair, loss of libido, headache, insomnia, nausea, changes of body fat and more. The bottom line is that she should take the drug precisely as it is prescribed. Modifications (which are obviously acceptable) might be made by her prescribing physician.

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Dear Abby: My wife was hired for an administrative position. On her first day of work, they called her into the human resources director’s office and told her she was being “let go” because of her website. The site has photos of her when she worked as a model for a large department store. They are in no way provocative or overly revealing. Photos of our children are also on the site. The HR director told her that one of the other (internal) applicants had Googled her and had seen the site. An image so upset the other applicant that she made a formal complaint, which caused my wife’s dismissal! We consulted a lawyer and contacted the local Equal Employment Opportunity Commission only to be told that North Carolina is an “at will” employment state and that the employer did nothing

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01. Legals Substitute Trustee's Notice of Sale STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY OF Warren WHEREAS, on the 24th day of March, 2004 and acknowledged on the 24th day of March, 2004, Sandra D. Barnes, a single woman, executed and delivered a certain Deed of Trust unto Charles A. Myers, Trustee for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., Beneficiary, to secure an indebtedness therein described, which Deed of Trust is recorded in the office of the Chancery Clerk of Warren County, Mississippi in Book 1455 at Page 419 # 208553 and rerecorded in Book 1463 at Page 195 # 209435; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of June, 2007, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., assigned said Deed of Trust unto Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1454 at Page 272 # 246970; and WHEREAS, on the 25th day of June, 2007, the Holder of said Deed of Trust substituted and appointed Emily Kaye Courteau as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, by instrument recorded in the office of the aforesaid Chancery Clerk in Book 1454 at Page 273 # 246971; and WHEREAS, default having been made in the payments of the indebtedness secured by the said Deed of Trust, and the holder of said Deed of Trust, having requested the undersigned so to do, on the 25th day of May, 2010, I will during the lawful hours of between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at public outcry, offer for sale and will sell, at the west front door of the Warren County Courthouse at Vicksburg, Mississippi, for cash to the highest bidder, the following described land and property situated in Warren County, Mississippi, to-wit: All of Lot 10 of the Resurvey of and Extension to Skywood Subdivision, Part 2 as per plat recorded in Book 116 at Page 236 of the records in the Office of the Clerk of the Chancery Court of Warren County, Mississippi. I will only convey such title as is vested in me as Substitute Trustee WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, this day April 29, 2010 Emily Kaye Courteau Substitute Trustee 2309 Oliver Road Monroe, LA 71201 (318) 330-9020 sw/F07-0864 Publish: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18(3t) LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS The Warren County Port Commission will accept sealed bids for mowing grass lands owned by Warren County, Mississippi forming a part of Ceres Research and Industrial Interplex, east of Vicksburg in said county. Bidders may obtain copies of specifications and directions to bidders from the Warren County Port Commission office, located at 1900 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The deadline for bids shall be Thursday, May 11, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. Sealed bids should be mailed or delivered to the Warren County Chancery Clerk's office located on the first floor of the Warren County Courthouse. The owners reserve the right to reject any and all bids and may waive technicalities and formalities. Publish: 4/27, 5/4(2t) PUBLIC NOTICE OF INVITATION TO BID FOR OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES TO ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED SIXTEENTH SECTION SCHOOL LAND IN WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, TO-WIT: Section 16, Township 18 North, Range 2 East Warren County, Mississippi. You are hereby notified that sealed proposals to lease for oil, gas and mineral exploration, development and production for the above described parcel of school land may be filed with Superintendent of Education of the Vicksburg Warren School District, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi, no later than 5:30 p.m. on the 20th of May, 2010, and you are invited to submit sealed bids for said parcel specifying the bonus to be paid by the lessee for said f f

Deadline 2 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Friday 5 p.m., Monday 5 p.m., Tuesday 5 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

01. Legals p y lease. The form of the oil, gas and mineral lease as prescribed by said Board of Trustees and the terms prescribed, including the royalty to be retained by the lessor and the rental to be paid by the lessee and the primary term of the lease, is now on file and available for inspection in the office of the Superintendent of Education of the Vicksburg Warren School District, 1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mississippi, where it may be inspected by all interested parties. Only the bonus consideration to be paid by the lessee is subject to bid. Sealed bids will be opened at 5:30 p.m. on the 20th day of May, 2010, o as soon thereafter as conveniently possible at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees for said school district. Each bid shall be in a sealed envelope which shall be marked on the outside "oil, gas and mineral lease bid". Bids must be submitted on all of the above-described land as a single tract. Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier's check or other similar payment in the amount of 10% of the bid made, which sum shall be returned if the bid is not accepted. Final and complete payment of the bid shall be made by cashier's check or similar payment within 48 hours after a bid is accepted The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids. This the 20th day of May, 2010. BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VICKSBURG WARREN SCHOOL DISTRICT WARREN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI BY:_______________ JAMES G. PRICE Superintendent Publish: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18(3t)

LEGAL NOTICE I, JOHN JAMES HARTNER INTEND TO MAKE APPLICATION FOR: AN ON-PREMISE RETAILER PERMIT AS PROVIDED FOR BY THE LOCAL OPTION ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAWS, SECTION 67-1-1, ET SEQ., OF THE MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, ANNOTATED. IF GRANTED SUCH PERMIT, I PROPOSE TO OPERATE AS A SOLE OWNER UNDER THE TRADENAME OF THE POUR HOUSE LOCATED AT 614 CLAY STREET VICKSBURG MS 39183 OF WARREN COUNTY, THE NAME(S), TITLE(S) AND ADDRESS(ES) OF THE OWNER(S)/ PARTNERS/ CORPORATE OFFICER(S) AND/OR MAJORITY STOCKHOLDER (S) OF THE ABOVE NAMED BUSINESS ARE JOHN JAMES HARTNEROWNER. THIS THE 8TH DAY OF APRIL, 2010. Publish: 5/3, 5/4 (2t)

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

601-636-SELL

Classified Display Deadlines Ads to appear Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 02. Public Service

FREE PUPPIES. HALF lab/ half chow. The Old Store in Bovina. MondaySaturday, 8:30am- 6pm. 601-636-3630 or 601-4159167. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

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

¡ Education on All Options ¡ Confidential Counseling Call 601-638-2778 for appt www.vicksburgpregnancy.com

EMERGENCY CA$H BORROW $100.00 PAYBACK $105.00 BEST DEAL IN TOWN VALID CHECKING ACCOUNT REQUIRED FOR DETAILS CALL

601-638-7000 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. ENDING HOMELESSNESS. WOMEN with children or without are you in need of shelter? Mountain of Faith Ministries/ Women's Restoration Shelter. Certain restrictions apply, 601-661-8990. Life coaching available by appointment.

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Deadline 5 p.m., Thursday 3 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Monday 3 p.m., Tuesday 3 p.m., Wednesday 11 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m., Thursday

05. Notices KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation. PRODUCE VENDORS WANTED for 2010 Vicksburg Farmers Market. Plant gardens now, so you can earn $$$ this summer! For more information: 601-6349484.

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

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

LOST CAT! 5 YEAR OLD orange male tabby. Neutered and de-clawed. John Allen/ Harriet Avenue/ Halls Ferry Road area. 601-638-8925.

LOST! Cat in downtown area. Brown/ grey stripe tabby. Very sweet. (315)382-5057. REWARD!

LOST! MALE MIXED BREED. Stocky, black with tan legs, cheeks, eyebrows, taking medication, missing from Highway 80 vicinity. $500 Reward offered. 601-4152777.

MISSING! LIGHT BROWNPOMERANIAN. female, needs medication, stolen from Blossom Lane vicinity. 601-630-6412.

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

07. Help Wanted

Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.)

Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223

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Classified Line Ads: Starting at 1-4 Lines, 1 Day for $8.28 Classified line ads are charged according to the number of lines. For complete pricing information contact a Classified Sales Representative today at 601-636-SELL. Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are charged at prevailing rate only for days actually run, 4 line minimum charge. $8.28 minimum charge.

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07. Help Wanted

07. Help Wanted

ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT Looking for a new challenge in Advertising Sales? Apply now- This position won't last! In this role you will have an account list to look after and manage. You will work with clients to find creative and unique advertising solutions for their businesses. You will be responsible for generating revenue and achieving your goals. You will have a selection of clients to service; you will identify their needs and build stronger relationships with them. You will also spend time building new relationships and finding new business opportunities. Ideally you will have experience selling business to business. Any advertising or marketing or sales experience that you have will also be advantageous. You must be intelligent, customer focused, and a strong team player. Must have a good driving record with dependable transportation and auto insurance. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an above industry base salary, plus commission. Send resumes to Dept. 3713, The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182.

        

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IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR full time office manager for private healthcare practice. Must have excellent customer service skills and experience filing insurance claims and managing account receivable. Send resume and three letters of reference to Office Manager Position, P.O. Box 526, Vicksburg, MS 39181. Deadline- postmark by May 7, 2010.

LPN 11pm - 7am We offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance, PTO & 401K-Plan for full time employees Apply in Person at: Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm EOE

MOBILE HOME SERVICE technician needed. Valid driver's license, experience in plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. Apply in person only. Magnolia Estates, 1333 Highway 61 South. No phone calls. PROCESS MEDICAL CLAIMS from home! Use your own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from The Federal Trade Commission. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC. QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

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Errors In the event of errors, please call the very first day your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion.

Mis-Classification No ad will be deliberately mis-classified. The Vicksburg Post classified department is the sole judge of the proper classification for each ad.

14. Pets & Livestock

14. Pets & Livestock

2 DOGS AND 3 cats need forever homes. Please help and adopt these babies. All have been fixed. Call 601-638-7216.

AKC/ CKC REGISTERED YORKIES, Poodles and Schnauzers $200 to $700! 601-218-5533,

VICKSBURG WARREN HUMANE SOCIETY

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Highway 61 South

Foster a Homeless Pet!

601-636-6631

Currently housing 84 unwanted and abandoned animals.

43 dogs & puppies 41 cats & kittens Please adopt today! Call the Shelter for more information. HAVE A HEART, SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS! Look for us on www.petfinder.com

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

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

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18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

CALL 601-636-7535

WE PAY CASH! for gold, silver, diamonds & coins Scallions Jewelers

$10 START UP KIT

1207 Washington St. â&#x20AC;˘ 601-636-6413

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10. Loans And Investments â&#x20AC;&#x153;WE CAN ERASE your bad credit- 100% guaranteed.â&#x20AC;? 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 ftc.gov/credit A message from The Vicksburg Post and the FTC.

Finding the car you want in the Classifieds is easy, but now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practically automatic, since weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve put our listings online.

â&#x20AC;˘ SOCIAL WORKER â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ LMSW Required â&#x20AC;˘ Hospice or Home Health Experience Preferred â&#x20AC;˘ Great Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Competitive Salary Call Nina Yerger at 601-638-8308 or Fax Resume to: 601-638-8420 1911-A Mission 66 â&#x20AC;˘ Vicksburg, MS 39180

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11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

11. Business Opportunities

Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy - and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to earn extra cash.

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Send a loving message to your Mom for Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day! On Sunday, May 9th, we will have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Cardâ&#x20AC;? in the Classified Section of The Vicksburg Post. Cost is $1 per word and $10 per picture. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!!! Deadline is Tuesday, May 4th at 3pm.

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28. Furnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

CORPORATE APARTMENT. Fully furnished. $800 monthly, utilities, weekly cleaning, off street parking. 601-661-9747.

BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

EXECUTIVE BEDROOM SUITE. Fully furnished. Call for details and price. 601278-6139. NEWLY RENOVATED. Completely furnished corporate apartment. All utilities provided including cable and internet. Laundry room, courtyard, security entrance. Great location. $750 - $900 month. 601-415-9027, 601-638-4386.

29. Unfurnished Apartments 3 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. New carpet and appliances, $525. 1 bedroom, $400. 601-631-0805.

17. Wanted To Buy Old bottles, old war relics, anything antique. Paying top dollar. Call 601-5292632 or 601-631-1924. WE HAUL OFF old appliances, lawn mowers, hot water heaters, junk and abandoned cars, trucks, vans, etcetera. 601-940-5075, if no answer, please leave message.

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

YELLOW TAG SALE! 600 Jackson Street

601-638-7191 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. HANDICAP EQUIPMENT FOR sale. Jennings wheel chair $100, Drive Walker with brakes and seat $50, Potty Chair $20, Rascal Electric Scooter $800. All like new. Call 601-437-3045 or 601-529-6043.

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

24 HOUR cleaning service. Commercial/ Residential, Great Senior Citizen Discounts. No job too large or too small!

Call today! 601-618-8599.

TREY GORDON

ROOFING & RESTORATION

•Roof & Home Repair (all types!) •30 yrs exp •1,000’s of ref Licensed • Insured

601-618-0367

D&D Tree Cutting, Trimming & Lawn Care For Free Estimates, call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

DJ CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN- remodelingroofspaintingsidingdoors- windows- floors and much more. Call Donald Jones 281-785-5700 cell. Over 20 years experience. Website- Jconstruction.com

Purged 5 sacks and up $1.50 a pound. Under 5 sacks $2 a pound.

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

Commodore Apartments

ELVIS YARD SERVICES. General yard clean-up, rake leaves, grass cutting, tree cutting, reasonable. 601415-7761. Quick response. River City Lawn Care You grow it - we mow it! Affordable and professional. Lawn and landscape maintenance. Cut, bag, trim, edge. 601-529-6168.

318-574-4572

No need to go hunting

318-207-6221

around town to place

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

3/ 4 BEDROOMSRent $1,000 and Up! • 721 National 732-768-5743 LOS COLINAS. SMALL 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Cottage. Close in, nice. $795 monthly. 601-831-4506. Very nice, 4 BEDROOM, 3 BATH, 2 story home. Colonial Drive. $1400 monthly. Deposit/ References required. Call 601-831-4506.

signs...just place an ad in the

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

19. Garage & Yard Sales 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

Spring Move-In Special • 1 & 2 Bedroom Studios & Efficiencies • Utilities Paid No Utility Deposit Required

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

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

to Fine Restaurants, Shops, Churches, Banks & Casinos

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

Classic Elegance in Modern Surroundings

601-630-2921

801 Clay Street • Vicksburg

CRIMSON 14X76. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, central air, some extras. $8000. Must be moved. 601-8856176, 601-672-5919.

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

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

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

The Vicksburg Post Classifieds. Call 601-636-SELL.

There’s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash!

27. Rooms For Rent NIGHTLY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES. Between Ameristar and Diamond Jacks Casino. Multiple night discounts, no deposit, best prices in town. DIXIANA MOTEL 4041 WASHINGTON STREET VICKSBURG, MS.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

34. Houses For Sale

36. Farms & Acreage

JOHN ARNOLD

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

✰ 5 acre & larger lotsstarting at $3750/ acre. ✰ Two 40 +/- tract for $3500/ acre. ✰ 53 acres near Natchez State Park $3200/ acre. ✰ 226 acres near Bayou Pierre $1975/ acre.

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

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

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

SHAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S Be the first to live in one of our New Apartments! Available January 1st 2010 SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM OAK CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BEDROOM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS SAFE!!! ALL UNITS HAVE AUTOMATIC SPRINKLER SYSTEM

SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

601-661-0765 • 601-415-3333

34. Houses For Sale

www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net

McMillin Real Estate 601-636-8193 VicksburgRealEstate.com

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

Big River Realty

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

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

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

Ask Us.

Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

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

V

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

'96 HONDA 300 4X4. Excellent condition. $1800 or best offer. 601-415-9787.

40. Cars & Trucks '07 CHARGER. 84,000 miles. $9,000. Call 601-4150760. 2010 SILVER CAMARO. Low miles, only $24,998. Call Sam at 769-203-9249, Dealer. Atwood Chevrolet. BOTTOM LINE AUTO SALES We finance with no credit check! Corner of Fisher Ferry Road and Jeff Davis Road. 601-529-1195.

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bigriverhomes.com

Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

bkbank.com

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

AUDUBON PLACE

601-638-7831 • 201 Berryman Rd

MAGNOLIA MANOR APARTMENTS FOR ELDERLY & DISABLED CITIZENS!

For those adults who like a safe community setting with the best neighbors in Vicksburg.

• Rent Based On Income

3515 MANOR DRIVE VICKSBURG, MS

Discount for Senior Citizens available

Toll Free 1-866-238-8861

415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY Score A Bullseye With One Of These Businesses! • Glass

• Construction

Barnes Glass

CONSTRUCTION

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

ROSS

New Homes

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

Jon Ross 601-638-7932 ROY’S CONSTRUCTION

• Bulldozer & Construction

RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL New Construction & Remodeling

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

Dirt For Vicksburg Fred Clark Heavy Clay, 610, Clay Gravel, Fill Dirt Trackhoe, Dozer, Box Blade, Demolition Work Driveways: Repair, Form & Finish House Pads: Concrete, Clearing & Grubbing Licensed & Bonded

601-638-9233

• 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

PATRIOTIC • FLAGS • BANNERS • BUMPER STICKERS • YARD SIGNS

Show Your Colors! Post Plaza

601-631-0400 CABINETS, ADDITIONS, METAL ROOFS, 1601 N. Frontage Rd. VINYL SIDING, PATIO DECKS, Vicksburg, MS 39180 DOZER & EXCAVATOR WORK, SEPTIC SYSTEMS, • HandyMan Lawn Care LOT CLEAN UP Services LICENSED

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

• Printing

• Signs

• BONDED • INSURED

DWAYNE ROY 601-415-6997 JOSHUA ROY 601-831-0558

WE

ACCEPT MOST

MAJOR CREDIT CARDS .

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SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

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

YOUR

RIVER CITY HANDYMAN BUSINESS Joe Rangel - Owner

601.636.7843 • 601.529.5400 From small repair projects to home upgrades...We’re not satisfied until You are. Call today for your Free Estimate!

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

COULD BE HERE! Call Today! 601-636-SELL •••••••••••••• In the Classified Business Directory, your ad is viewed daily by over 33,500 readers!

Call today about our special long term ad runs available in the Business Directory. We offer specials from 3 months to 12 months at a great price deal !

Salute to

Advertising Rates:

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752 www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

37. Recreational Vehicles

601-636-0502

Tell your family story as only you can. This is one of our most popular sections every year with our readers and advertisers alike. VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORTIE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES.

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

My property listings in this ad keep selling! I need MORE LISTINGS! Give me a call to discuss putting your property on the market and IN THIS AD.

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601.630.8209

Many more tracts available! Investors Realty Group, Inc.

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

HELP!!!

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

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

REAL ESTATE, INC

June 24, 2010

Remember...

1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

ARNER

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

River City Landscaping, LLC

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

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency

2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd.

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

2150 South Frontage Road

Licensed in MS and LA

601-636-6490

601-634-8928

318-322-4000

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

CLASSIFIEDS REALLY GO THE DISTANCE!

To Place Your Ad.

1911 Mission 66

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

and

601-636-SELL

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

34. Houses For Sale

• Downtown Convenience

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

Call

33. Commercial Property

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

your garage sale

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

SAVE $9,000 NOW! 28x80 4 bedroom 2 ½ bath. Was $61,900. Now only $52,900. $2,700 down and $389 per month. Classic Sales601-636-6433.

Member FDIC

UNITED BILLIARDS USED POOL TABLE. Includes balls, rack and some cues. $200. 601-415-8817.

K and K Crawfish

Vicksburg’s Most Convenient Luxury Apartments!

FREE ESTIMATES

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740.

XMARK LAWN TRACTOR. 23 horse power, 60 inch cut. Needs minor work. Will take best offer. 601638-7144.

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

30. Houses For Rent

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

TWO UPRIGHT FREEZERS for sale. Call 601-6387216.

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.

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Also 2 bedroom, $425. Both includes refrigerator and stove furnished. $200. Call 601-634-8290

A-1 LAWN SERVICE. Cutting, trimming, edging. Reasonable. 601-218-1448 or 601-636-2629.

✮ AUBREY'S ✮

DISCOUNT FURNITURE BARN

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

601-638-2231

24. Business Services

Spring Into Savings at

• Lake Surrounds Community

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

LOCAL DULCIMER GROUP plays for weddings, anniversaries and reunions. Call Ginger, 601-630-3399.

ALPHA CLEANS WINDOWS, gutters. Interior, exterior painting. Repairs, remodeling. 601-636-5883.

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

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

22. Musical Instruments

2001 FLEETWOOD PROWLER Ls-5th wheel 28 Foot with slide out. $7,000 Negotiable. 601-415-0029

Voted #1 Apartments in the 2009 Reader’s Choice

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Business

Publication Date: Thursday, June 24, 2010 Advertising Deadline: Tuesday, June 08, 2010

• CLASSIFIEDS • 601-636-7355 • www.vicksburgpost.com •


B10

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Vicksburg Post

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T I AC • CA DI L L AC • GMC

OWN A LUXURY VEHICLE?

Of Course You Can!

When You Buy From George Carr – Vicksburg’s No. 1 Used Car Sales Leader! 2006 Cadillac DTS

2007 Cadillac CTS

White Diamond

Lease Turn-in

#P9066A

#P8775

2006 Cadillac STS Beautiful Automobile, Low Miles #41233A

16,995 19,995 21,995

$ 2007 Cadillac SRX Only 23,000 Miles, Sunroof

$

2008 Acura TL

$

2009 Lincoln Town Car

Silver Beauty

Signature Limited

#P9143

#P9094

2008 Cadillac SRX All-Wheel Drive, Red Pearl

#P9104

#41190A

25,495 25,795 25,995 26,495

$

$

$

$

2009 Cadillac CTS

2009 Cadillac SRX

2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Cadillac DTS

New Body Style, Gorgeous

Navigation System

Manager’s Special

#P9118

#P8659

#P9007

GM Program Special, Silver, Loaded #P8955

28,595 28,995 29,995 31,995

$

$

$

$

2009 Cadillac DTS

2009 Cadillac STS

2009 Cadillac DTS

2009 Cadillac STS

Black Cherry, Program Car

Sunroof, Loaded

Very Low Miles

Low Miles, Black Cherry

#P9025

#P8912

#P8937

#P8802

31,995 $32,995 $32,995 $32,995

$

2009 Buick Enclave

2009 Cadillac STS

2010 Cadillac SRX

2009 Buick Enclave

GM Program Car

Only 16,800 Miles

Enterprise Special

CXL, Entertainment, Sunroof

#P9124

#P9048

#P9131

#1902A

32,995 $33,995 $35,495 $35,695

$

2008 Cadillac Escalade Black Beauty #P9138

2010 Cadillac SRX Company Vehicle, Never Titled, Only 6,000 Miles, Loaded #P9075

36,995 $41,695

$

Bobby Bryan Clyde McKinney An experienced sales staff to Zachary Balthrop Baxter Morris Tim Moody meet all of your automotive needs. Preston Balthrop Salesman of the Mike Francisco Kevin Watson Month of March Come to George Carr, Zachary Balthrop Debbie Berry James “P’Nut” Henderson Herb Caldwell You’ll Be Glad You Did. For a complete listing of our used vehicles visit our website at www.georgecarr.com

GeorgeCarr BU IC K • PON T IAC • CADI LL AC • GMC

L I F E . L I BE RT Y. AN D TH E PU RSUIT.

www.georgecarr.com • 601-636-7777 • 1-800-669-3620 • 2950 S. Frontage Road • Vicksburg, MS Financing with approved credit.


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