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Port Gibson, Claiborne back 61 through town Preservationists remain opposed

‘When I came on board, I was for a bypass, the Board of Supervisors was for a bypass. It’s been flip-flopping all the way around — and it was not unanimous. (A straight route) is more economically advantageous.’

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An alliance of Port Gibson and Claiborne County officials has thrown its support behind efforts to widen U.S. 61 in Port Gibson directly through town along Church Street — a move sure to rankle preservationists who support a bypass to move heavy highway traffic

Fred Reeves Port Gibson mayor away from the picturesque trees, homes and houses of worship. Seven city and county elected officials and appointees met with Mississippi

Department of Transportation Executive Director Butch Brown last week to voice support for leaving the highway’s path as is — through the town, Mayor

Fred Reeves said Tuesday. A letter to Brown dated Thursday and signed by Reeves and Claiborne County Administrator James Johnston supports four-laning some portions not already four-laned on approaches to the tree-lined strip. The strip itself, about a mile long, is already four-laned. The letter asks that the impact to trees and lighting along Church Street be minimal. Reeves admitted the shift is another quirk in a process marked by nine separate alternate routes considered

Online Resolution and letters, during a period of nearly 20 years, heated public meetings and energized opposition to keeping highway traffic in town. The 1 1/2-page letter to Brown calls the stance of local government “unanimous” — the definition of which Reeves indicates is still evolving. See Port Gibson, Page A10.


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TODAY IN HISTORY 1821: Napoleon Bonaparte, 51, dies in exile on the island of St. Helena. 1925: Schoolteacher John T. Scopes is charged in Tennessee with violating a state law that prohibited teaching the theory of evolution. (Scopes was found guilty, but his conviction was later set aside.) 1960: Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev announces his country had shot down an American U-2 plane which the U.S. claimed was conducting weather studies over Turkey. (The U.S. cover story fell apart two days later when Khrushchev announced that the U-2 pilot, Francis Gary Powers, had survived.) 1961: Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes America’s first space traveler as he makes a 15-minute suborbital flight in a capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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Painters across Warren County had their day in high spots Tuesday. Above, Joey Hasty, left, and his father, Hugh Hasty, both of Hugh Hasty Painting of Vicksburg, add a coat of paint to the steeple of the First Christian Church on Porters Chapel Road near Indiana Avenue. The two expected to spend about three days adding a facelift to the whole church, which has been at the location for about 10 years. Below, workers paint Culkin Water District’s new 300,000-gallon water tank on U.S. 80 in Bovina. The tank is part of a $3.2 million project financed by the Drinking Water Systems improvement Revolving Loan Fund administered by the Mississippi State Department of Health.

NEW ORLEANS — The best short-term solution to bottling up a disastrous oil spill threatening sealife and livelihoods along the Gulf Coast should be headed out to sea today in the form of a specially built giant concreteand-steel box designed to siphon the oil away. At about midday, a barge was to haul the 100-ton contraption 50 miles offshore to a spot where a mile-deep gusher from a blown-out undersea well has been spewing at least 210,000 gallons of crude a day into the Gulf for two weeks. BP spokesman John Curry said it would be deployed on the seabed by Thursday. It’s the latest idea engineers from oil giant BP PLC are trying after an oil rig the company was operating

Don’t panic, Barbour says By The Associated Press JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday he doesn’t want Mississippi residents to panic about the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. Barbour said most of the slick is just “a very, very, very thin layer of oil residue.” He said it’s possible the oil would have minimal impact if it ever makes landfall in the state. exploded April 20, killing 11 workers. It sank two days later. See Oil spill, Page A9.

Suspect says Barrett made sexual advances By Shelia Byrd The Associated Press BRANDON — The black ex-convict charged in the grisly slaying of a white supremacist said he killed the man because he made sexual advances toward him, investigators testified Tuesday. Vincent McGee was arraigned Tuesday on an upgraded charge of capital murder in the death of 67-year-old Richard Barrett, who was found beaten, stabbed 16 times and burned

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inside his home on April 22. McGee, 22, was ordered to remain held without bond until the case is considered by a grand jury, which meets See Barrett, Page A9.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Diner’s request OK’d so lot can be paved

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The rain was on the way, and the lawn needed mowing, so Jill Bishop didn’t waste time changing clothes when she arrived at her Drummond Street home after work. The forecast for this week leaves plenty of time for mowing and

Woman says 2 men pistol-whipped her on street A woman was treated and released from River Region Medical Center this morning after being pistol-whipped while walking near Clay and Cherry streets, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. At 1:01 a.m., the woman, who was walking north on Cherry Street after leaving a convenience store at the corner, described her two attackers as black males, about 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and weighing 180 pounds each, Stewart said. She told police they ran from behind a nearby building to attack her. The woman told police one man wore a blue shirt; the other a red shirt. Stewart said interviews were continuing this morning to determine, among other things, if the woman knew her attackers. Stewart said the woman was hit several times in

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from staff reports the face and head with a handgun.

Natchez woman bonds out of jail A Natchez woman was released on bond from the Warren County Jail Thursday, records showed. Dixie Terrell, 29, 628 Lower Woodville Road, had been held on a probation violation. The bond amount was not available.

Man surrenders in weekend knifing A Vicksburg man surrendered to police Tuesday evening on an aggravated assault charge. Lee Sherman Yates, 44, 712 Speed St., is accused of using

a knife to attack John Ragsdale, age and address not given, while walking Friday evening in the 700 block of Speed, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Ragsdale was treated at River Region Medical Center for cuts to the face and neck and released, Stewart said. Yates was being held at the Warren County Jail on a $5,000 bond. Officials were looking for a second suspect in the attack, but Stewart said “based on statements during the investigation, we do not expect anymore arrests.”

Kitchen appliances reported stolen Appliances were missing in a home burglary reported Tuesday afternoon in the 200 block of Spring Ridge Road, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby

Stewart said. At 12:56 p.m., a General Electric stove valued at $300 and a General Electric refrigerator valued at $600 were reported stolen.

City man charged with shoplifting A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail today for a third-offense shoplifting. At 1:59 p.m. Tuesday, Willie Smith, 51, last known address 1515 Main St., was arrested at Kangaroo convenience store at 3400 Halls Ferry Road and accused of taking items valued at $7 total, Vicksburg police Lt. Bobby Stewart said. Smith was being held without bond. He also was on hold for the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

A request from Area 61 Family Diner at 4869 U.S. 61 South received approval Tuesday from the Vicksburg Zoning Board of Appeals so the business can have its parking lot paved. The 18-month variance will allow off-street parking while the work is under way, and Area 61 received approval to pave 41 parking spaces instead of the required 48. The business is in the building where Lucky Fisherman previously operated. In a separate matter, the board OK’d a request from Lubertha Webber, 2710 Oak St., to reduce the side yard setback requirement at her property to 3 feet, from 25 feet, in order for a carport to be constructed. The board also approved meeting minutes from April 6.

boil water Pattison The Pattison Water Association is asking about 350 customers on Pattison Tillman Road from the town of Pattison to the Blue Hill Community to boil drinking and cooking water strenuously for two minutes until further notice.

community calendar We welcome items for the Community Calendar. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (634-0897), delivered in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, be sure to include your name and phone number.

CHURCHES Christian Homes M.B. No. 2 — Revival, 7:30 tonight-Friday; the Rev. Sammie Rash, guest speaker; the Rev. Johnny Hughes, pastor; 4769 Lee Road. St. James M.B. No. 1 — Revival, 7 tonight-Friday; Darryl Moore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; 400 Adams St. Rock of Ages — Prayer for revival, 6 tonight-Friday; choir rehearsal, 7 p.m. Thursday; Mother’s Day program, 1 p.m. Saturday; 2944 Valley St. Travelers Rest Baptist — Young Ladies of Distinction Conference, 5:30 p.m. Friday; ages 10 and older; 718 Bowmar Ave.

PUBLIC PROGRams Serenity Overeaters Anonymous — 6-7 tonight, Bowmar Baptist Church, room 102C; 601-638-0011. Sisters by Choice — Thursday meeting canceled, will resume June 3; cancer support group. Vicksburg Al-Anon — 8 tonight; family, friends of alco-

holics and addicts; 502 Dabney Ave.; 601-636-1134. National Day of Prayer — Thursday; breakfast, $5, 8-9 a.m. at Battlefield Inn’s Mirror Room; meteorologist Paul Williams, WLBT-TV, speaker; RSVP to Dr. Willie Nettle, 601-6386165 or 601-638-5142 by 6 p.m. Wednesday; prayer sites, 12:15-12:45 p.m.: City Hall, Marcus Bottom, Mat Sinking Unit at harbor, Pemberton Plaza, Riverfront Park, Old Court House Museum and Highland Baptist Church. Serenity Al-Anon — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Intensive Outpatient Group Room, first floor; River Region West Campus, 1111 N. Frontage Road; 601-883-3849, 601-883-3624, 601-883-3290 or 601-6363229. How to Protect Your Home From Termites — 5:30 p.m. Thursday; Dr. Blake Layton, department of Entomology at Mississippi State; free; Warren County Extension Service, 1100-C Grove St. Douglas Park/Marcus Bottom Community Fun Day — Participants’ meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday; St. Mark Free Will Baptist, 2606 Hannah St.; all concerned parents, community members welcome. Celebrate Recovery — Support group, 6 p.m. Fridays 1315 Adams St.; 601-630-5070. Blue Barn Theatre — “Arsenic and Old Lace,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; $10 adults, $5 up to age 18;

group rates available; 601437-9054; 1001 E. Spencer Drive, Port Gibson. Vicksburg Theatre Guild — “Bad Seed,” 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday and May 14-15 and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 16; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; $12 adults, $10 senior citizens age 55 and older, $7 students age 13 and older, $5 children 12 and younger; “Gold in the Hills” auditions, 2 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Monday; 601-636-0471 or Jackson Audubon Society Spring Migration Field Trip — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; led by Audubon representative; meet at 7:30 Saturday at McDonald’s in Clinton or Vicksburg National Military Park entrance; park entrance fee

charged; 601-956-7444. Delta Woodturners — 9 a.m. Saturday; Quality Steel, Cleveland; Randy New, 662-3791447; David Linden, 662-8221130.

clubs Vicksburg Toastmaster Club 2052 — Noon-1 p.m. Thursday; Jeff Hensley, 601-6344596; Vicksburg District, 4155 Clay St. Sherman Avenue PTA — Thursday, 5:30 p.m., cafeteria; $100 gift-card drawing. Letitia Street Reunion — 6 p.m. Thursday; reunion planning; 601-218-3869; Pizza Hut, 2931 Clay St. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:30 p.m. Thursday; George Bailey, speaker; Adolph Rose, 717

dui convictions from court reports

Seven found guilty Seven convictions of driving under the influence were recorded in Warren County for the week ending Tuesday. Convicted of DUI first offense in Vicksburg Municipal Court: • Merry Elizabeth Blue, 29, 3858 Azalean Drive, Chattanooga, Tenn., was fined $694. • Christopher R. Murray, 32, 124 Hillside Circle, was fined $694. Convicted of DUI first offense in Warren County Justice Court:

• Jeffrey Dickerson, 23, 185 Deer Ridge Road, was fined $664.50. • Justin R. Harrigill, 28, 609 Redbone Road and 2203 Glass Road, was fined $674.50. • Shameka L. Thomas, 27, 103 Overlook Drive, was fined $674.50. Convicted of DUI second offense in Warren County Justice Court: • Brian E. Lick, 32, 80 Bonelli Circle, was fined $974.50. • Melvin E. Truitt, 50, 3050 Y Camp Road, Port Gibson, was fined $974.50.

Clay St. Army-Navy Club — Steak dinner meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, club house. Exchange Club of Vicksburg — 12:30 p.m. May 17; Walter Beamon Sr., speaker; Shoney’s.

Happy 94th Birthday “Mama” Mrs. Ernestine Cosby

May 5, 1916 Jesus, we just want to “thank you, thank you, thank you”, for keeping our mama here with us these many years. It is truly a blessing in the name of Jesus, that we have her still with us. All we can say is “Happy Birthday Mama.” With our love, Annie, Aaron Jr., Selena, Milton, Bennie and Hyman.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Nashville’s famed music quieted by flooding Storms blamed for at least 29 deaths in three states NASHVILLE (AP) — The blazing fiddles and screaming guitars at Nashville’s famed downtown honky-tonks are a little quieter as the city recovers from flash flooding and storms blamed for at least 29 deaths in three states. Elsewhere in Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame has closed and the Grand Ole Opry — the most famous country music show in the world — had to move its performances. The Cumberland River, which winds through the heart of the city, spilled over its banks as Nashville received more than 13.5 inches of pounding rain over the weekend. The flash floods were blamed in the deaths of at least 18 people in Tennessee alone, including nine in Nashville. Other deaths from the weekend storms were reported in Kentucky and Mississippi. None of the deaths were in the city’s entertainment district, a five-block square of honky-tonks and restaurants downtown where animated barkers often stand outside at night encouraging patrons to step inside. But some businesses had to shut down — a blow to Nashville’s economy and reputation as a freewheeling town. The city has more than 11 million visitors annually. On Tuesday, residents who had frantically fled their homes returned to find mud-caked floors and soggy furniture. The National Weather Service office in Nashville said today that the water level in the city had fallen about three feet from its crest of 12 feet above flood stage on Sunday night. The water at the Country Music Hall of Fame was mostly confined to a mechanical room

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The Cumberland River overflows its banks Tuesday in downtown Nashville. and did not get in the exhibit area where 112 of country’s greatest stars are chronicled in down-home tributes. At the Opry, five miles northeast of the entertainment district, performer Marty Stuart said he feared water had destroyed instruments, costumes, audio tapes, boots and “just everything that goes along with the Opry and Opry stars.” Singer Chris Young said a special Opry show Tuesday night at the War Memorial Auditorium was a welcome diversion for many residents. Hundreds of people turned out. “A lot of people coming here have lost either their houses, their possessions or their cars in the storm,” he said. Gaylord Entertainment CEO Colin Reed says it will be at least three months before the massive entertainment complex that also includes the Opryland Hotel and the Opry

The Country Music Hall of Fame is surrounded by water in downtown Nashville. Mills Mall has guests again. Rita Helms, a customer service representative at the Opry, said some workers have been distraught. “It’s very sad for the employees and a few have even been in tears,” she said. One of the downtown honkytonks still open is Robert’s

Western World — “Nashville’s undisputed home of traditional country music” as it proclaims on its website. “There’s not much that can shut us down,” bartender Sammy Barrett said in a telephone interview as country music blared in the background.

The entertainment district is generally filled with a mix of tourists and locals — all out for a hand-clapping good time. Some people still milled around the area Tuesday. “They like the vibe they get here,” said Jimmy (The Governor) Hill, who works for a downtown bar and a restaurant. “The bands start playing at 10 in the morning; you don’t have things like that in every town.” Mayor Karl Dean also was undeterred. “We will go on being a center of tourism and drawing people to our city,” he said. Some entertainment venues weren’t damaged, including the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the 118-yearold Ryman Auditorium. A Barenaked Ladies concert there next Monday is still scheduled. On the other side of the river, LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans, was drying out: The Titans’ logo could once again be seen from the air. A four-day country music festival will be at the stadium in five weeks. The production of country music in the city also seems to have survived unscathed from the more than 13.5 inches of rainfall that fell Saturday and Sunday. “Music Row” — an approximately four-square block area that houses recording studios, record labels, song publishing companies and others on the business side of the music industry — is a mile from the river and wasn’t flooded. The water swelled most of the area’s lakes, minor rivers, creeks, streams and drainage systems far beyond capacity. Much of that water then drained into the Cumberland, which snakes through Nashville.

Pot alternative ‘spice’ Suit seeks $22M from fatal train wreck the south could be dangerous PASCAGOULA (AP) — It’s called “Spice Gold,” or “K-2.” In South Mississippi, it goes by myriad names. Simply put, spice is an herb sold as incense in local shops. But the chemicals sprayed on it create a high that has many smokers flocking to buy spice, instead of marijuana. Critics are worried the new pot alternative could hold some hidden dangers. The substance is not for human consumption. Many people know it for the pot-like high smokers say it induces. WLOX-TV found although prices may vary, a half gram of spice could be sold for about $10 at a store. A gram and a half could be sold for about $55. On the surface, spice may seem like the perfect pot alternative, but Dr. Andrew Marsh said he’s seen a darker side of the substance in Singing River Hospital’s emergency room. “We’ve had a couple who have passed out, and who have had problems subsequent to that, including one female who fell after passing out and struck her eye,” said Marsh. “And she could have lost her eye.” Marsh listed several other problems he understands could be caused by smoking the various brands of spice.


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“What we’ve seen is tachycardia, (which means a) heart rate could go really high,” said Marsh. “What I have seen is people passing out, what we call synchopy, or old school fainting.” Marsh said some of the complications associated with spice could potentially threaten lives. “You get behind the wheel of a car and you pass out, anything’s possible,” said Marsh. At the Jackson County Narcotics Task Force, Cmdr. Curtis Spiers has heard similar reports, especially about teens. “We’ve had some parents that have called us and reported some children having problems with blackouts; one child reportedly went into a coma,” said Spiers. “(It’s) described to us as an intense high leading to those blackouts. And it’s very short-lived, is what we understand.” The biggest concern for both men is that they believe spice abuse seems to be on the rise in South Mississippi. “It’s just exploded onto the scene, and we have kids going around experimenting and they have no idea of what they’re dealing with and that potentially could really harm them,” said Marsh.

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McCOMB, Miss. — A McComb woman, whose three children were killed in a 2009 car-train accident, has filed a lawsuit seeking $22.5 million in damages from Amtrak and Illinois Central Railroad. Attorneys for Angela Perkins filed the lawsuit recently in Pike County Circuit Court. Perkins’ three children were killed Oct. 19, 2009, when their car collided with a northbound Amtrak train at a crossing. According to the suit, which represents one side of a legal argument, the railroad crossing was “dangerous and ultra hazardous.”

Shannon OKs Sunday beer sales SHANNON, Miss. — The Shannon Board of Alderman has voted to allow local businesses to sell beer and light wine on Sundays. Aldermen approved the sales on a 4-1 vote this week. Mayor Ronnie Hallmark

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Police arrest 3 in Waffle House death BATON ROUGE — Three people have been arrested in the death of a Georgia insurance agent who was killed during an early morning holdup at a Waffle House restaurant. Sgt. Don Kelly said 21-yearold Antonius Jones of Baton Rouge; 28-year-old Larry Sterling of St. Francisville and 27-year-old Ikey Washington of Baton Rouge were arrested Tuesday. Each faces one count of first-degree murder and armed robbery. Jones is accused of shooting 54-year-old David DeMersseman of Valdosta, Ga., early Monday. He was the only customer when a masked gunman entered the MOTHER’S DAY IS MAY 9th! Get Mom Name Brands for Less! Clothes, Jewelry, Purses & More.

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4 suspects arrested in bank robbery EDGARD, La. — Authorities have arrested four suspects in an armed robbery at the Capital One Bank in Edgard. Capt. Dane Clement of the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that 27-year-old Errol Harris and 36-year-old Corey Richardson, both of New Orleans, were arrested and booked with armed robbery. He said 20-year-old Doriyah Jordan and 21-year-old Vincent Beverly, both of New Orleans, were booked as accessories to armed robbery.

Witness: Slain Klan recruit yelled, ‘I want out’ COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan recruit angrily cursed a white supremacist leader and yelled, “I want out” before he shot her to death the day after she was initiated in 2008, a former group member testified Tuesday. Frankie Stafford gave a chilling account of Cynthia Lynch’s death, describing how he helped cut down and burn blood-stained bushes at the scene but balked at helping dig a bullet out of her body. Stafford was the first witness called after two days of jury selection in the seconddegree murder trial of Raymond Foster of Bogalusa. Stafford told the jury that he saw Foster and Lynch, 43, of Tulsa, Okla., argue at the remote campsite where Lynch had been sworn in as a Klan member in November 2008. He said he turned away when Foster shoved the woman to the ground. Then he heard a gunshot. He turned to see Lynch grab her neck and fall onto a nearby tent. “She yelled, ‘Oh God! I’m sorry. Please help me,”’ he said. Stafford, 22, is serving a four-year obstruction of justice sentence after pleading guilty to helping try to cover up the crime. He wore shackles and prison coveralls with broad, horizontal black and white stripes. Under questioning from Assistant St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Joseph Oubre, Stafford said he did nothing to help Lynch after she was shot. And he readily started taking instructions from Foster to help hide evidence. “What would be the consequence if you said no?” asked Oubre. “I’d of probably got shot,” Stafford replied. Stafford said he drew the line, however, at helping Foster dig the bullet out. “I got a weak stomach as it is,” he said, adding that he vomited at one point at the sight of the blood and the body. Stafford said the shooting happened the day after Lynch was sworn in as a Klan member in a Saturday night ceremony. Authorities said Lynch had been recruited to the group over the Internet. Stafford described Lynch’s behavior as “weird” from the time she had arrived in Louisiana from Oklahoma days earlier. He said she was alternately happy, sad or angry. She had cried, what Stafford described as tears of joy, at the swearing in — where robed Klan members lit torches and yelled “White Power.” But she was shot after repeatedly yelling and cursing at Foster, saying, “I want out” and demanding to be taken to a bus so she could go back home to Oklahoma, he said. Oubre repeatedly asked whether Lynch had physically threatened Foster. Stafford said she had not.


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

JACK VIX SAYS: Church Street preservationists appear to have been abandoned.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1890 Spencer O’Keefe is elected president of the South Vicksburg Dramatic Club.• Walter Flowerree and Mount Cloud leave for Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to attend a commercial convention.

110 YEARS AGO: 1900 The Women’s Christian Temperance Union meets at the home of Mrs. Shannon. • J.L. Hebron speaks at the court house about his congressional meetings with police chiefs.

100 YEARS AGO: 1910 Lillian Howard, 4, is bitten by a vicious dog. • John McQuade, foreman, is ill.

90 YEARS AGO: 1920 “The Feud,” with Tom Mix, is showing at the Alamo Theatre. • Wilson Carroll, Harry Pierce, Fred Young, Marion Lassiter and R. Weil attend the wholesale grocers convention in St. Louis.

80 YEARS AGO: 1930 W.F. Stokes, work secretary at the YMCA, becomes general secretary of the Y at Baton Rouge.

70 YEaRS AGO: 1940 The U.S. Army plans a mock attack on the Vicksburg bridge. • Chief Joseph Hosemann of the Vicksburg Fire Department is reported improved after suffering a heart attack.

60 YEARS AGO: 1950 A congressional meeting of the First Presbyterian Church Sunday approves without dissent the erection of a new church building in Jonestown. • This brief story on page one is captioned: “Nothing But Us Chickens:” “Do you have a mortgage on this property?” said the census worker to a woman here. She got up, looked over the railing on the porch into the back yard and then reported to the census taker, “No, there ain’t nothing but a chicken house back there.”



50 YEARS AGO: 1960 Mrs. W.C. Tyson is visiting in Paris, France, with relatives. • Agness Banchetti is awarded the St. Francis Xavier Academy sportsmanship trophy at the annual basketball banquet. • Services are held for Mrs. W.T. Chaney. • Laurence Harvey stars in “Room at the Top” at the Joy Theatre.

Obama changes NASA direction, not funding In the days since President Barack Obama called on NASA to cancel plans to return man to the moon and focus instead on nearspace missions with astronauts carried aloft by private contractors, reaction has followed a kind of three-tiered Goldilocks model. • Too hard: It’s a disaster, an abandonment of both America’s historic leadership in manned spaceflight and mankind’s fundamental need to explore new frontiers. This view is espoused most notably by the graying heroes of NASA’s glory years and by politicians in Florida, Texas, Alabama and Mississippi, where many NASA facilities are located. • Too soft: By continuing the illusion of a Mars mission by funding a deep-space rocket, NASA’s critics say, the president is taking the nation on a false nostalgia trip that does nothing but reward politically connected contractors. Taking human beings to Mars and bringing them home would cost roughly half a trillion of today’s dollars. Even spread out over 20 years, and even split among an interna-

tional coalition, that adds up to real money. • Just right: Mr. Obama stressed that he was “100 percent committed to the mission of NASA and its future,” and that he planned to be alive when astronauts land on Mars. But going to Mars by way of another moon program — the plan endorsed by then-President George W. Bush in 2004 — is wasteful and duplicative, decrees this president. Most of today’s Americans hadn’t yet been born when Apollo XVII commander Gene Cernan left the last footprints on the moon in 1972. Mr. Obama, born just three months after Alan Shepard became the first American in space in 1961, owes nothing to nostalgia. Nor did a similarly pragmatic President Richard Nixon, who early in 1970 cancelled the final three planned Apollo missions, directing NASA instead to focus on the space shuttle program. Now, after 131 flights in 29 years, each of the three remaining shuttles is scheduled to fly just once more.

40 YEARS AGO: 1970

Americans might well have been to Mars by now had Nixon not changed NASA’s direction from exploration more directly to low-Earth science. We might not have had the scientific gains from the shuttle missions and unmanned scientific missions, however arcane and esoteric they might seem to most Americans. We would not have the awesome views and science from the Hubble telescope, placed into orbit 20 years ago and serviced by shuttle missions. As Americans, we’d like to have it all, the drama of manned missions as well as the science. Note that the president does actually want to increase NASA’s budget by $6 billion over the next five years, including major expenditures in renovating the Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers and expanding private-sector space industries that could taxi astronauts to the International Space Station for scientific missions. He just thinks Bush was wrong. Nothing new there.

Services are held for R.A. Thornell. • Mrs. Ruth Champion returns to her home in Edwards after visiting relatives in San Antonio, Texas. • Elvis Presley stars in “Live a Little, Love a Little” at Showtown USA.

30 YEARS AGO: 1980 Morris Lee Johnson of Vicksburg receives his master’s degree in health and physical education from Jackson State University. • Gregory Neil Uzzle celebrates his third birthday.

20 YEARS AGO: 1990 Jeff Caruthers is pictured with a 23-pound spoonbill. • Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. White of Vicksburg announce the birth of a daughter, Teresa Victoria, on May 5.

10 YEARS AGO: 2000 Central heat and air are installed at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center. • Vincent Price wins first place in the Vicksburg Junior High eighth-grade recycling fair.

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More stimulus support for education isn’t likely WASHINGTON — When you see a cluster of elementary schoolchildren at a bus stop or street-crossing, struggling with bristling backpacks full of textbooks and school papers, it’s hard to imagine that kids in distant lands are carrying even weightier tomes, slogging through more homework and spending longer hours in class. But many of them are. That’s among the reasons that American children consistently post lower test scores than children in several other countries. Education activists — from megawealthy wise men such as Bill Gates to policy experts such as Education Secretary Arne Duncan — believe the nation’s economic competitiveness depends on lifting our academic standards. Some even worry that the current generation of schoolchildren may be the first whose level of educational attainment falls below that of their parents. Given widespread fears about the nation’s ability to maintain its leadership in a world growing smaller and flatter, should we allow school systems to go broke as a result of the recession? Is this any time for



With mid-term elections coming and public anxiety about government spending growing, however, Congress seems unlikely to add to the red ink.

widespread teacher layoffs, overcrowded classrooms and shorter school days? Yet that’s just what some local school leaders are proposing. Across the country, from California to Georgia, school superintendents are proposing severe austerity cuts to cover budget shortfalls. Duncan — who recently said that between 100,000 and 300,000 teachers nationwide could lose their jobs — has called it an “education catastrophe.” “We’re hearing about furloughs, program cuts, class-size increases, layoffs. Some schools are canceling summer school, some are canceling after-school programs — all kinds of

things that directly affect children. We believe children need more time in school,” said Assistant Secretary of Education Peter Cunningham. Enrichment programs such as after-school classes are often seen as remedial necessities for disadvantaged students; indeed, budget cuts could be a dire setback for schools that have struggled to boost the reading and arithmetic scores of lessaffluent children. But middle-class kids in more prosperous districts will also get less individual attention from teachers struggling with bigger classes and little time for preparation. “Let’s start with some basic facts,”

said Patrick McCarthy, president and CEO of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which funds education research and innovation. “The education crisis is by no means simply a crisis for low-income students. We used to rank (number) one in the world for the percentage of the population that graduated from a four-year-school. Now we rank 25th.” In some places, the battle over school cuts is playing out as a contest between obstinate teachers’ unions and overtaxed property owners. And some critics of the teaching bureaucracy believe that the budget crisis could help promote higher standards by making it easier for administrators to fire incompetent instructors. But that argument seems a bit too simple. It hides a larger and untidy truth: Whacking away at payrolls will hurt good teachers as well as less-accomplished ones. You can’t lay off thousands of teachers without losing some enthusiastic and highly motivated instructors who change kids’ lives. In 75 percent of districts, teachers will be let go according to seniority, McCarthy noted, a prac-

tice that could force out some of the brightest and best while retaining some of the less accomplished faculty. To prevent drastic cuts in local schools, Duncan has asked Congress to pass another round of stimulus spending specifically for education. For all the public skepticism about the stimulus package, the legislation passed last year included about $100 billion in emergency financing for education. However, states spent much of that in the current year to save more than 300,000 teaching jobs nationwide. With mid-term elections coming and public anxiety about government spending growing, however, Congress seems unlikely to add to the red ink — even for the best of reasons. That’s too bad. Investing in our schools might cost us some money now, but we’d be repaid many times over with a new generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and artists. •

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

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2 Arizona city councils to sue over new law

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson and Flagstaff city councils voted Tuesday to sue Arizona over its tough new immigration law, citing concerns about enforcement costs and negative effects on the state’s tourism industry. They are the first municipalities in Arizona to approve legal challenges to the law. Earlier this week, proposed litigation in Phoenix took a hit when the city attorney said Mayor Phil Gordon lacks the authority to file suit without the support of the City Council. The new state law requires local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they’re in the country

illegally. The Flagstaff City Council voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that says it’s an unfunded mandate to carry out the responsibilities of the federal government. Its Tuesday night meeting drew a crowd that initially numbered in the hundreds but dwindled significantly as the night wore on. The council will retain legal counsel and could either pursue its own lawsuit or join Tuscon or other cities in efforts to fight the immigration bill. It also is considering setting up a legal defense fund to which many in the audience said they would contribute. “This new bill has the power

Mississippi Power wants rehearing on coal-fired plant JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Power Co. will ask state regulators to reconsider conditions they placed on the utility for building a coal-fired generating plant in Kemper County. The Public Service Commission last week approved the plant application but with a lengthy set of conditions that Mississippi Power said would make it impossible to finance or construct the plant. The PSC voted 2-1 in favor of proposal. The most significant condition was a $2.4 billion cap in the amount of construction costs the company would be able to charge to rate payers. Mississippi Power spokesman Cindy Duvall said Tuesday that the company’s request for rehearing will include an update on the parameters of the project, as well as alternatives for the PSC to consider.

State moves to limit oyster-license sales JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will limit the sale of oyster licenses for the 2010-11 oyster season. The plan will limit the number of commercial oyster licenses available for sale in each of the four major categories: resident dredging and tonging, and out-of-state dredging and tonging. Harvesters must provide current vessel documentation or registration, proof of residency of the boat owner and proper ID of boat captain.

Madison approves smoking ban MADISON, Miss. — Madison has adopted a smokefree-air ordinance, switching from a voluntary ban on tobacco that all city businesses followed. The change passed unanimously Tuesday. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler was expected to sign the ordinance today or Thursday. The law will go into effect 30 days later. Butler said the reason for moving from voluntary to


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS mandatory is because of the growth of the city. Madison joins more than 30 cities in the state that have smoking restrictions, including Brandon, Clinton, Flora and Ridgeland.

EEOC: Deal reached in nursing home suit MERIDIAN, Miss. — A settlement has been reached in a discrimination lawsuit filed against a Meridian nursing home, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said. An EEOC news release said Poplar Springs Nursing Center LLC will pay $40,000 and provide other relief to settle the lawsuit filed on behalf of 53-year-old Gloria Carey, who is black. The EEOC said Carey was denied a social worker position because of age and race. The EEOC said Carey had 27 years of social worker experience, but a younger, white woman was the only one interviewed and hired.

FDA finds bacteria in Tylenol ingredients WASHINGTON — Ingredients used by Johnson & Johnson in some of the 40 varieties of children’s cold medicines recalled last week were contaminated with bacteria, according to a report by the Food and Drug Administration. Agency officials said Tuesday none of the company’s finished products tested positive for the contaminants, though such testing is not definitive. The FDA report, which was posted online, lists more than 20 manufacturing problems found at the McNeil Consumer Healthcare plant in Fort Washington, Pa., where the formulas were made. The recalled products include children and infant formulations of Tylenol, Motrin, Zyrtec and Benadryl. FDA inspectors visited the plant in mid-April and wrapped up their inspection Friday.

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to make a criminal out of me for helping my family and friends,” said Flagstaff resident Loretta Velasco. “I will not turn my back on them, so whatever I can do, I will do.” The few who spoke in favor of the immigration measure urged the council to let someone else bear the cost of fighting it, and said the law had nothing to do with racial profiling. Roger Boone said most people agree the immigration system is broken but a “race to the courts” is irresponsible. “If Tucson is saying in a 5-1 vote it is filing, let them spend their money,” he said. Flagstaff is struggling with a $12.8 million budget shortfall this fiscal year, and city staff

has been cut by 14 percent, including the loss of 13 police positions. Mayor Sara Presler said she realizes each lawsuit Flagstaff faces for either enforcing or failing to enforce the immigration measure could cost the city in roads, police officers or staff. But she said it’s better to be proactive than reactive. Earlier Tuesday, the Tucson City Council approved a resolution to sue the state, with Councilman Steve Kozachik casting the lone no vote, The Arizona Republic newspaper reported. Kozachik said he agrees the law is flawed but thinks Arizona needs to “de-escalate the conversation” and filing a lawsuit is not the way.

Ex-SEC chief Cox says close regulatory gaps WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress must act to close gaps in the regulatory system that helped cause the financial crisis, a former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission said. Christopher Cox was testifying today before a panel investigating the roots of the crisis. He said in prepared testimony that the SEC and the Federal Reserve tried to work together to fill the gaps in regulation of investment banks before the crisis struck in 2008. “It is urgent that these gaps be filled,” Cox said for a hearing by the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Executives who led Bear Stearns before the Wall Street firm’s implosion in March 2008 are saying they did all they could to keep it afloat before it collapsed. Phil Angelides, head of the panel, said a “shadow banking system” of financial institutions and markets operating outside the regulatory structure represented $8 trillion in

assets. The system has been “upended,” Angelides said. The panel on Thursday, he said, will ask Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and former Treasury chief Henry Paulson, the chief architect of the federal bailout, how the “shadow” system grew out of control. “Our job is to find out how the fire started. ... Who was playing with matches,” Angelides said. The panel will begin by questioning James Cayne, who was Bear Stearns’ CEO until January 2008, and Alan Schwartz, who succeeded him for a few months. Both were testifying today. The firm’s collapse “was due to overwhelming market forces that Bear Stearns ... could not resist,” Cayne said in prepared testimony. Bear Stearns was the first Wall Street bank to blow up in the crisis, caught in the credit crunch in early 2008 and foreshadowing the cascading meltdown in the fall of that year.



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Car bomb suspect cooperates, but motive mystery NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of trying to detonate a car bomb in Times Square had found the stable, suburban life he had spent a decade working toward, then abandoned his house in Connecticut and decided to supplement his business degrees with explosives training in Pakistan, authorities said. Faisal Shahzad, the 30-yearold son of a retired official in Pakistan’s air force, was charged Tuesday with trying to blow up a crude gasoline and propane device inside a parked SUV amid tourists and Broadway theatergoers. He was in custody after being hauled off a Dubai-bound plane he boarded Monday night at John F. Kennedy International Airport despite being under surveillance and placed on the federal no-fly list. Passengers disembarking from the flight many hours later described a calm scene as he was removed from the plane. They said he didn’t put up a struggle. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Shahzad had been providing valuable information to investigators as they sought to determine the scope of the plot to blow up the SUV last Saturday night in the heart of Times Square near bustling restaurants and a theater showing “The Lion King.” “Based on what we know so

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Faisal Shahzad lived in the second floor apartment of this house in Bridgeport, Conn. far, it is clear that this was a terrorist plot aimed at murdering Americans in one of the busiest places in our country,” Holder said. A court hearing was canceled Tuesday in part because of Shahzad’s continuing cooperation with investigators, but authorities said they had shed little light on what might have motivated him. Until recently, his life in the U.S. appeared enviable. He had a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, a job as a budget analyst for a marketing firm in

Norwalk, Conn., two children and a well-educated wife who posted his smiling picture and lovingly called him “my everything” on a social networking website. But shortly after becoming a U.S. citizen a year ago, he gave up his job, stopped paying his mortgage and told a real estate agent to let the bank take the house because he was returning to Pakistan. Once there, according to investigators, he traveled to the lawless Waziristan region and learned bomb making at a terrorist training camp.


In court papers, investigators said Shahzad returned to the U.S. on Feb. 3, moved into an apartment in a low-rent section of Bridgeport, then set about acquiring materials and an SUV he bought with cash in late April. They said that after his arrest, Shahzad confessed to rigging the bomb and driving it into Times Square. He also acknowledged getting training in Pakistan, the filing said. The investigation of the fizzled bomb attack unfolded quickly, with a suspect in cus-

tody in only 53 hours — but it didn’t go off without a hitch. After identifying Shahzad through the previous owner of the SUV, investigators had him under surveillance when he nearly slipped away. Authorities initially planned to arrest him at his Connecticut home but lost track of him, two people familiar with the probe told The Associated Press. NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly played down the slip today, saying that “it’s not unusual in an investigation” to briefly lose track of the target. Emirates airlines also didn’t initially notice when Shahzad purchased a ticket that he had been placed on the government’s no-fly list, according to a law enforcement official. The government will now require airlines to check updated lists within two hours of being notified of changes to the list, a Homeland Security official said today.

Lawmaker says lone terrorists new threat WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee said today that lone terrorists behind plots like the Times Square bombing attempt and the Fort Hood attack are part of a growing, more serious threat to U.S. security. Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan said that Saturday’s attempt in Times Square and an earlier plot to blow up New York’s subways are among the changes in strategy that terrorists abroad are using against the United States. Hoekstra said that intelligence officials have long thought that al-Qaida wanted to launch an attack as big, if not bigger than, 9/11. But now officials are seeing people acting independently after training with groups abroad. The groups recognize that even if their attempts fail, they can spread fear in America. The FBI is investigating possible ties between terrorist groups and Faisal Shahzad.

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Three die in fire at Greek bank as protesters take to the streets ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three people died when an Athens bank went up in flames today as tens of thousands of Greeks took to the streets to protest harsh spending cuts aimed at saving the country from bankruptcy. Tear gas drifted across the city’s center as hundreds of rioters hurled paving stones and Molotov cocktails at police, who responded with tear gas. At least two buildings were set on fire and later extinguished, while protesters set up burning barricades in the streets. At least three cars and a fire truck were torched. The fire brigade said the bodies were found in the wreckage of a Marfin Bank branch. Demonstrators chanting “thieves, thieves” attempted to break through a riot police cordon guarding Parliament

and chased the ceremonial guards away from the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in front of the building. An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets to protest austerity measures imposed as a condition of bailout loans from the International Monetary Fund and other eurozone governments. The bailout is needed to keep heavily indebted Greece from defaulting on its debts. The loans are aimed at preventing Athens’ debt troubles from becoming a wider crisis for the euro by engulfing other financially troubled countries such as Spain and Portugal. But the rioting underlined skepticism that the Greek government could keep up its end of the bargain, helping drive the euro below $1.29 for the first time in over a year. Union reaction until now had been relatively muted by

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Crews cleaning Mississippi beaches before oil’s arrival By Maria Burnham The Associated Press GULFPORT — Oil has not made it to the shores of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, but several black garbage bags dotted the beaches between Biloxi and Gulfport. Crews of workmen on Tuesday continued to preemptively clean the beaches, shoveling up the natural debris that washes ashore and bagging it for disposal. Officials said those moves would make cleanup easier if oil washes ashore. Classes to train volunteers to do the same began this week. The training will take place through Saturday at the campuses of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and at Pearl River Community College. Cities and nonprofits also began signing up people interested in being trained in oil cleanup should that need arise.

“We hope we don’t need them, but we want to be prepared if we do,” Gulfport

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since the Deepwater Horizon exploded April 20, killing 11 workers and sending hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil a day gushing into the Gulf. While a rainbow sheen of oil has reached land in parts of Louisiana, the gooey rafts of coagulated crude have yet to come ashore in most places. Officials couldn’t confirm reports that some of it reached the delicate Chandeleur Islands off the coast of Louisiana on Tuesday. Oil had come ashore at the mouth of the Mississippi last week. Coastal residents and local government need to be out there protecting their environment, Gulfport resident Lorraine Santo said. “We have to protect our own,” she said. “No one is going to do it for us.” Before the Gulfport City Council meeting Tuesday afternoon, Schloegel gave an update on the situation with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

State and federal officials, along with representatives of BP — the company responsible for the oil spill cleanup — have been in contact with the city every day, Schloegel said. The city is very concerned about its beaches and plant, animal and marine life, he said. Marine life is a major part of the way of life in Gulfport and 20 percent of the city’s economy depends on tourism, which could be affected if the water and beaches become polluted with oil. As of now, though, there is no oil in the Mississippi Sound, he was quick to note — a point people are making repeatedly along the coast. “We hope our people here will continue to use the beaches and we hope tourist will continue to visit us through the summer,” Schloegel said. “It’s really important that we keep our cool with this.”

Oil spill it just simplifies the number of leak points they have to address,” Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class David Mosley said. Meanwhile, the effort to protect Louisiana wetlands was expected to pick up. In Plaquemines Parish, officials loaded absorbent boom shortly after dawn for the mouth of the Mississippi. The barge will be used as a distri-

bution point for boom around marshes. A rainbow sheen of oil has reached land in parts of Louisiana, but forecasts showed the oil wasn’t expected to come ashore for at least a couple of more days. Containment boxes have never been tried at this depth — about 5,000 feet — because of the extreme water pressure. If all goes well, the con-

traption could be fired up early next week to start funneling the oil into a tanker. “We don’t know for sure” whether the equipment will work, said BP spokesman Bill Salvin. The seas calmed Tuesday, allowing more conventional methods to contain the spill to get back on track as businesses and residents kept an eye on the ocean currents,

wondering when the sheen washing ashore in places might turn into a heavier coating of oil. Crews put out more containment equipment and repaired some booms damaged in rough weather over the weekend. They also hoped to again try to burn some of the oil on the water’s surface, possibly today.

Barrett Continued from Page A1. next month. Investigators testified McGee gave them inconsistent statements about why he went to Barrett’s house. McGee’s mother, Tina McGee, told authorities that Barrett, who used to travel the country promoting his segregationist views, was acquainted with the family and had stopped by their home for about an hour to socialize that night.

In one statement, McGee said he went to Barrett’s house to use his computer and Barrett made sexual advances, Rankin Undersheriff Bryan Bailey testified. Separately, McGee told investigators he went to the house to confront Barrett about money owed for yard work and that “Barrett dropped his pants and asked him to perform a sexual act.” It was then, Bailey said, that

McGee told investigators that he hit and stabbed Barrett. District Attorney Michael Guest believes robbery was the motive in the slaying and says investigators recovered a pistol and wallet taken from the home. Mike Scott, McGee’s public defender, said his client was defending himself. “I don’t think he was in commission of a robbery when this murder hap-

pened,” Scott said after the hearing. “He was simply protecting himself.” Authorities are analyzing computers confiscated from the house, Bailey said.. Barrett, a New York City native and Vietnam War veteran, moved to Mississippi in 1966, just before he founded a group called the Nationalist Movement. He ran the group from an office in Learned, about 20 miles southwest of

Jackson. He also ran a school for skinheads. Authorities say McGee conscripted a friend, Michael Dent, to help him set Barrett’s house on fire. Dent and his mother, Vickie Dent, are accused as accessories. Investigators say Vincent McGee spent the night at the Dents’ home before he fled to Pearl, driven by Alfred Lewis, who also is charged as an accessory.

Tethel Bridge of Gary, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Gregg L. Mason Funeral Home of Miami, 305-757-9000, has charge of arrangements.

of Vicksburg; three sons, Joseph Taylor Jr. of Las Vegas and Michael Taylor and Stanley Taylor, both of Vicksburg; one daughter, Deborah Taylor of Loganville, Ga.; three sisters, Perri Earnestine Williams and Louise Taylor Kennedy, both of Vicksburg, and Gloria Southward of Jackson; two brothers, Earl Taylor and Herman J. Campbell, both of Vicksburg; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Williams Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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.

Derrick Dewayne Funches Services for Derrick Dewayne Funches will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Cedar Grove M.B. Church with the Rev. James Archer officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 until 6 p.m. Thursday at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home. Mr. Funches died Thursday, April 29, 2010, at Central Mississippi Medical Center. He was 36. He was a 1994 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He was of the Baptist faith.

Donna Leigh Hadad ARLINGTON, Texas — Donna Leigh Hadad, 57, passed away on Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pantego Bible Church, 8001 Anderson Blvd. in Fort Worth, with Dr. David Daniels and Donna Leigh the Rev. Ryan Hadad Rasberry officiating. Interment will be at Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale. The family will receive friends on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway in Arlington. Memorial gifts may be made to Pantego Bible Church Compassion Fund. Donna was born Aug. 6,





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Continued from Page A1. BP is in charge of the cleanup and President Barack Obama and many others have said the company also is responsible for the costs. BP capped one of three leaks at the well Tuesday night, a step that will not cut the flow of oil but that BP has said will make it easier to help with the gusher. “It doesn’t lessen the flow,


1952, in Dallas to John and Vera (Cantrell) Hudnall III. She graduated from Memorial High School in Tulsa, Okla., and Stephen F. Austin University with a degree in marketing. Donna had resided in Arlington since 1991. She owned and operated Mini Ideas Christmas Crafts. Donna was a member of Pantego Bible Church, where she participated in the Women’s Ministry and Bible Study. She volunteered at the Arlington Pregnancy Center and Arlington Life Shelter. Donna loved to travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Kaanapali Beach in Maui, Hawaii. She enjoyed serving others and dearly loved spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Vol and Oletta Cantrell of Dallas. She always put her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first and foremost in her life, Proverbs 31:10-31. Survivors include her husband, Thomas E. Hadad; son, Matthew P. Hadad; daughter, Monica R. Ward and husband Marlon; father and mother, John W. III and Vera O. Hudnall; sisters, Terri Robinett and husband Edd and Jennifer Love and husband Mike; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Caitlyn and Alexis; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

John Henry Morgan John Henry Morgan died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 80. Mr. Morgan retired from Anderson-Tully after 45 years of service. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jessie Mae Anderson; his parents, Mary Marshall and Gifford Morgan; three stepsons,

Henry Chocolate, Jimmy Chocolate and Johnny Turner; and one sister. Robbins Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Rutha Mae Sanders-Simpkins MIAMI — Rutha Mae Sanders-Simpkins died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, in Miami. She was 73. Mrs. Sanders-Simpkins was born in Bovina to Fred and Louisa Lacy Sanders. She was reared in Warren County. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, James Simpkins; four children, Charles Sanders, Carolyn Christopher, Felix Simpkins and Vanessa Tillman, all of Miami; two sisters, Elizabeth Sanders of Vicksburg and

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Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 89º Low/past 24 hours............... 62º Average temperature......... 76º Normal this date................... 70º Record low....47º before 1885 Record high............91º in 1952 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours......................None This month.................. 0.73 inch Total/year.............. 15.37 inches Normal/month......0.92 inches Normal/year........ 22.94 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Thursday: A.M. Active..........................12:08 A.M. Most active................. 6:19 P.M. Active...........................12:29 P.M. Most active.................. 6:40 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:46 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:46 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:13

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attended the city board meeting when the resolution was approved, and word has diffused slowly through the community about a looming change in direction among local elected leaders. He described it as “poorly drafted� because it jeopardizes the oak trees and historic structures along Church Street. Further, he said, city and county officials were asked, likely not in public, to wait for the hydraulic study along Bayou Pierre to conclude before going to MDOT with any show of opinion. “It makes sense to see what it says,� Hollingsworth said. Widening 61 is among the final items left over from the 1987 Four-Lane Highway Program, a multibillion-dollar effort to upgrade state highways. Much of 61 through Mississippi is already fourlaned, except for Port Gibson and a stretch between the Yazoo River bridge and Leland. In addition to historic aspects, another aspect of rerouting highway traffic is a loss of commerce. Some towns bypassed along U.S. 61, especially in the Mississippi Delta, have seen a marked drop in retail activity.

Continued from Page A1. “It is a reversal,� Reeves said, “When I came on board, I was for a bypass, the Board of Supervisors was for a bypass. It’s been flip-flopping all the way around — and it was not unanimous. (A straight route) is more economically advantageous.� Port Gibson had 1,840 residents in the last census and is the seat of Claiborne County, population 11,800. North of the town, U.S. 61 is four-laned to Vicksburg and on to Redwood. South of town, U.S. 61 is four-laned around Fayette and Natchez and reaches the Louisiana line at Woodville. A resolution passed in separate meetings of each governing board in February and March presents city and county support for expanding the existing roadway as unified and unshakable. However, no record of the vote appears on the resolution, and Reeves said aldermen Leslie Case and Marvin Ratliff held out the longest against a route through town. Case said there was more unanimity among county supervisors to support MDOT’s prevailing track. County Board President Allen Burks, who signed the resolution, could not be

reached. Alderman Kenneth Ray Davis, said to be a supporter of the resolution and the letter, did not return a call seeking comment. “I have mixed emotions about it,� Case said. “I understand homes and businesses are affected and don’t want to have traffic downtown. But, I think the state will do what they want to do. Always, there’ll be someone unhappy.� Reeves and District 4 Supervisor Ronald Shoulders met with Brown, according to each when reached Tuesday. Others they said attended were Johnston, Aldermen Marvin Ratliff and Michael White, Port Gibson City Attorney and Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield and Board of Supervisors Attorney Mike Espy. “I just feel if we don’t let it come through, it’ll be another 20 or 30 years,� Shoulders said, referring to alternatives that would loop the highway around Port Gibson instead of running through it. “I’m very concerned because (the process) has been a while.� An environmental study is under way by Michael Baker Jr. Inc. engineering firm to determine whether a straight, four-laned high-


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Traffic passes on Church Street in Port Gibson in 2008. way would result in a net rise in Bayou Pierre, which runs near the north end of town. The study is expected to last through 2011, according to MDOT’s Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for 2010-13, a rolling four-year plan kept by the department for highway projects in the state. State money totaling $900,000 is marked to finance a design phase in 2012, with no money or construction phase listed for 2013. Use of state money exclusively would not bind the agency to comply with federal laws protecting historic structures along Church Street. As recently as two weeks ago, Central District Highway Commissioner Dick Hall, whose region includes Port Gibson, said he believed a bypass route would be



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ACHIEVEMENTS • Vicksburg students who are part of the Hinds Community College HiSteppers precision dance team are Emily Emerson, Callie Rankin, Samantha Linzy and Chandria Murrell. • Brooke Edwards has been named a student of excellence in honor roll and leadership by the U.S. Achievement Academy. A Vicksburg Christian Home Brooke School stuEdwards dent, her name will appear in the academy’s yearbook. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James V. Edwards Jr. of Vicksburg. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Waters Sr. and Deserie Edwards, all of Vicksburg, and Mr. and Mrs. V. Edwards of Memphis. • Ann Avery Burrell is one of 141 high school seniors to be selected as a 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholar. The students are chosen based on academic Ann Avery achieveBurrell ment, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution. Those selected will be honored in Washington, D.C., in June. Burrell is a senior at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Ridgeland and was named a Mississippi All-STAR scholar. She will pursue pre-med at Columbia University in the fall. She is the daughter of Jack and Virginia Burrell of Vicksburg.

Head Start workers get on their feet to fight fat ‘We can beat this obesity thing,’ Picayune director says By The Associated Press JACKSON — Head Start worker Sylvia Mark wore strappy sandals with fourinch heels Tuesday as she high-stepped, lifted a weighted ball and ran through obstacles on the concrete floor of the Mississippi Trade Mart. She said the 10-minute workout energized her and gave her plenty of ideas to help the preschoolers at the

Family and Community Partnership Head Start Center in Picayune. “There’s a possibility that we can beat this obesity thing,” Mark, the center’s director, said with a big smile as beads of sweat broke out on her forehead. She was one of nearly 250 Head Start employees from across the state who traveled to Jackson Tuesday for a Healthy Living and Eating Summit.

The event was hosted by Gov. Haley Barbour’s Mississippi Head Start Collaboration Office, the Mississippi Head Start Association and dairy, catering and produce companies. It came a day after a new federal study that shows Mississippi has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the nation, with about one in five children ages 10-17 considered obese. See Obesity, Page B3.


Head Start workers make their way through a fruit line Tuesday at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

The race is on Vicksburg Intermediate fifth-grader Marissa Peterson rushes to fill her class’s can with water in the SpongeBob SquarePants race during field day. Marissa is the daughter of Norma Peterson.

IN ATTENDANCE • Kaci Holdiness of Vicksburg and adviser Donna Cook of Hinds Community CollegeVicksburg Warren campus attended the International DECA Conference in Louisville, Ky. Kaci competed in sports and entertainment marketing. She is a sophomore at Warren Central and first-year marketing student.

SCHOLARSHIPS • Austin White and Steven Hugley, both of Vicksburg, have received Jeff Ross Capwell Scholarships for instrumental music education at Delta State University. • Winners of the 2010 Joe and Feeney Elliott Scholarships offered by the Auxiliary at River Region are Sheridan Melchor and Jay Zhong of Warren Central High School; Fritz Valerio and Ann Sweezer of Vicksburg High School; Victoria Ann Hines and Andrew Gravens of St. Aloysius; and Shelby Wells and Mary Beth Croisdale of Porters Chapel Academy.


First lady to math, science whizzes: U.S. needs you By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama told middle and high school science teams this week that the nation will need their skills and enthusiasm to prosper. Mrs. Obama visited the Energy Department’s National Science Bowl and read bonus questions during the middle school championship match Monday. “We want young people energized in the way that

you all are, because we know that American brainpower in science and math has always driven this country’s prosperity,” she told the group after the two winning teams received their trophies. “We are going to need you.” Mrs. Obama said that the nation depends on the next generation of innovation. She challenged the students to help build the future of medicine, clean energy and security. During the middle school competition, Mrs. Obama

asked 17 bonus questions of the two finalist teams. Her questions covered multiple areas of science, including potential functions of the appendix, what the letters and numbers stand for in the H1N1 flu virus, the protein content of blood and studies on the San Andreas fault in California. She joked that she had to study just to be able to read the questions. Albuquerque Academy from Albuquerque, N.M., won the middle school bowl. First-time competitors

North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics from Durham, N.C., won the high school competition. Regional science bowl winners from 105 middle and high schools traveled to Washington, D.C., for the national competition. The teams represented 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Energy Secretary Steven Chu joined Mrs. Obama, serving as the senior science judge for middle school.

Michelle Obama congratulates the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics for winning the 20th annual National Science Bowl.


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Every time you take a deep breath, use that moment to appreciate the workings of your amazing body. Inside the Human Body: The Respiratory System, kids.html, invites all kids to educate themselves on lung health and functions. Click on the appropriate age level to begin. From cigarette smoke to air pollution, there are many things out there that can hurt your lungs. See what you can do to keep yours in tip-top shape. You can also play games and read stories, so get clickin' now!

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Passing Days The Smithsonian Institute's Lakota Winter Counts,, shows how this group of Native Americans What is the used artistic drawings to mark the passage of time. Take a look at these beautiful calendars where the Lakota drew pictures to highlight special Lakota term for moments to be cherished and remembered. Search through this virtual art Winter Counts? database to discover important events from their recordings and then enjoy a documentary discussing the lives of the Lakota. You may be inspired to create your own Winter Count calendar. So go find your crayons and paper and draw pictures full of your favorite memories.

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We all know that it's important to exercise to keep our bodies strong, but sometimes it can be hard to get motivated. I like to spend time outside playing tennis or biking, but what do I do if the weather is too cold or too rainy? Dance! I like to put on some favorite tunes and boogie down in my room or dance with a workout video. There are lots of styles of dance, from ballroom to hip-hop, so it shouldn't be too hard to find something you like. If you want to try out some dance moves, visit to learn some basic steps in ballet, jazz, tap and even rain dance. For even more dance moves, check out This site has lots of cool videos featuring kids teaching their favorite dances. Dancing can also be a fun way to meet new friends. Many recreation centers and art centers offer classes in different styles of dance, so you can learn cool new moves with a group. Whether you’re dancing alone or with friends, you’re sure to have a blast! –Amy

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• Primary Montessori students held Field Day at Riverfront Park, where they used balls, hoops, jumping toys and bubbles in their races. All received medals.

Bovina • Pledge leaders for the week were Taylor Palmer, Joseph Acuff, Tiffany Reynosa, Shonterria Qualls, Jon’Terroll McCalpin, Justin Mitchem, Kirk Parker, Katie Vail and Shakiria Turner. Student Council leaders were Skyler Gibson and Brandon Caruthers. • Third- and fourth-grade GATES classes of Andra Bonelli and Terry Guynn toured the Mississippi Petrified Forest in Flora. Assisting as chaperones were Connie Herman, Jeanette Calvin, Tawyna Smith, Gary Williams, Kevin Watson, Russell Standish, Pam Ertle, Martha Ertle, John Buchanan, Jason Ginn, Clark Huntley, Sonya King and Lisa McAdam. • Sixth-grade GATES students are supervising the school’s participation in H.O.P.E. for Children by collecting T-shirts, tennis shoes and shoe boxes filled with personal items for school-age children affected by recent tornadoes in the state. • Grades 3-6 will participate in the MCT2 pep rally on Friday. MCT2 tests will be taken May 11-13; Field Day will be May 14. • Students are participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Hop-a-Thon to raise money for children to attend summer camp.

Bowmar • Parent helpers during the week were Anne Gee, Nancy Carr and Theresa Brooks. • Ryan Grey, Mississippi State student, completed athletic field experience at Bowmar under the direction of Susan Mims. Miss Mississippi Anna Tadlock presented a program on RUN2 Health for grades 4-6. • Luz Martinez of El Ranchero shared chips and salsa with Nadia Andrews’ class

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Warrenton Elementary sixth-graders, from left, Richard Lewis, Zachary Penny and DeAndre Davis perform a skit with Joe Ginn, a fourth-grade teacher, during a program sponsored by the Vicksburg as part of a Spanish lesson. Elaina Delgado shared her frog, “Lucky,” with Florence Njiti’s first-graders. Terisa Cochran of Guaranty Bank spoke to Jordan Amborn’s class about saving money. • Fourth-grade GATES students observed a City Court session, toured the Warren County Jail and visited The Vicksburg Post, where they watched a printing of the newspaper. Parent chaperones were Beth Beard, Theresa Delgado, Jackie Dorsey and Betty Wamsley. • Top Accelerated Readers were as follows: kindergarten — Gordon Wilkerson, Naperia Swartz and Allie Boland; first grade — Tommy Curtis, Sam Bunch, Jane Hopson, Benjamin Talbot, Shreya Surti, Timothy Ross and Sam Dixon; second grade — Khyrean Jones, Nick Tello and Madisyn Peterson; third grade — Skyler Anderson, Ann Callender, Abigail Wallace and Amberly Wilkes; fourth grade — Beth Fortner, Christian Oakes and Hope Lee; sixth grade — Joseph


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Jabour, Elizabeth Boyd, Max Wamsley, Tyler Vroman, Kaylynne Wallace, Raven Ross, Chloei Fulgham, Francesca Williams and John Austin Burris. Student of the Week was Will Watts. Those making library AR goals were first-graders Madison Embry, Barrett Joseph and Levi Wyatt; second-graders Alex Beers, Mary Beth Tingle and Aniah Turner; fifth-grader Sarah Hunter Fordice; and sixth-grader Kelby Westcott. Those earning AR certification were as follows: ready reader — Michael Waites; rising reader — Cody Lyons and Noah Outlaw; advanced reader — Anthony Njiti and Dwayne Sims; star reader — Warner Buxton, Alicia Foster and Jared Pope; classic reader — Chloei Fulgham. Classes of the Week were Florence Njiti’s first grade, Tondia Ferracci’s fourth grade and Alicia Shiers’ sixth grade.

Dana Road • Third-grade pledge lead-

ers from the class of Chris Williams and Michelle Beard were Markel Harris, Markevious Harris, Joseph Moore, Markease Burkley and Kenneth Heath. • Students from Cedars Headstart visited kindergarten classes and toured the school under the direction of Ethel Lassiter, principal. • Parent volunteers who assisted the second-grade class of Ashley Cessna and Crystal White were Donna and Joe Jordan, Misti Chapman, Marilyn Hendrix, Benson Gross, Sheila Rankin, Natasha and Ewell Blackmore, Margaret Butler, Michelle Butler, Rose Kinnebrew, Angela Wash, Arshinda Thomas, Juanita Dunn and Johani Tart. Parent volunteers who assisted the first-grade class of Sheryl Mobley and Yolanda Brown were Joey and Ashley Cessna, Carol Ann Murphy, Sha’Vaughn Wilson, Latonya Walker, Keith Fisher, LaTonya Lush, Larry Ferguson, Hazel Erwin, Cassandra Patter-

son, Sharonda Freeman and Chapiyah Richardson. Parents assisting in the pre-kindergarten class of Uretka Callon and Amanda Dunn were Dora Hunter, LaShondra Coleman, Shirley Miles, Datra Walker, Laura Moll, April Ross, Chrissy Thum, Tracy Rogers, Patsy Ellis, Stephanie Merritt, Sean Lott, Avina Johnson, Yvonne Eng, Kimberly Watts, Hester Lockridge and Tamera Merritt. Volunteers assisting in the pre-kindergarten class of Linda Hanks and Jennifer Funches were Kayla Johnson, Daniel Dunn, Deitrick Kelly, Rodrick and La’Quita Reed, Carl Horne, Bonnie Steele, Ethan Walker, Jeff Taylor, Brook Hughes, Jeane Bantugan, Holly Tweedle and grandparent Angel Calvin. • Third-grade classes visited Riverfront Park for a picnic.

First Presbyterian • Art instructor Mackenzie Coulter showcased the students’ art work at the end-ofthe-year Art Auction. • Kari Dupree’s toddlers ate rainbow Popsicles after a review of colors. Jessica Wicker’s 2-year-olds made starfish with Froot Loops after a study of the sea and its animals. • After a unit on butterflies and their habitats, Gloria Sullivan’s kindergarten class released butterflies during recess. • Three-year-old students of Lynnette Smith and Teri Conerly made umbrellas after a study of the letter U. They presented a Mother’s Day program for all moms and enjoyed cake and punch afterward. • Volunteer Tricia Brogdon helped Shannon Bell’s prekindergartners make Mother’s Day cards and gifts. The students also painted pictures of their mothers.

Good Shepherd • Teacher Appreciation Week is being observed this week. • Two-year-olds visited the Jackson Zoo and made cor-

Tossed Salad, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Blushing Chilled Pears, Mixed Fruit, Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Friday: Chicken Nuggets, Chef Salad, Loaded Baked Potato, Yam Patty, Cheesy Broccoli, Frozen Fruit Juice Bars, Orange Smiles, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Yeast Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice

sages for their Mother’s Day luncheon on Friday. • Three-year-olds participated in Movie Day and visited the zoo. They will host a Mother’s Day snack on Friday. • Four-year-olds wrote letters to their mothers and made Mexican hats and will have a Mother’s Day breakfast on Friday. Five-yearolds hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration. • Graduation make-up photos and summer pictures will be Tuesday.

Hinds Career and Technical Center • As part of a study of social responsibility in marketing, Kaci Holdiness worked the Bovina Café fundraiser at the Bovina Fire Department and Dylan Dement worked the Belk Charity Sale. • Classes attended the River Region Masquerade Auxiliary jewelry sale as part of a study of quality of merchandise and price comparison. • Marketing II students constructed a spring sportswear display in the HCC Banks Building using merchandise from Rue 21. • April Howard, Warren Central senior, created a display promoting a Mother’s Day sale on crosses and Bibles as part of her pretend business, Howard’s Christian Books and More.

Little People’s Learning Center • Students enjoyed a lesson on bike safety, which culminated with a Trike-a-Thon at South Street Store. The event raised $751 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Redwood • Pledge leaders for the week were Haley Cummins, Brandon Burt, Catherine Adcock, Parker Ashley, Abby Smith, Demond Hardy, C.J. Evans and Chloe Lingle. • First-grade classes visited Continued on Page B3.

Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Stromboli Supreme, Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Fruit and Yogurt Plate, Tuna Salad Salad, Green Beans, Oven Fries, Broccoli and Cauliflower Polonaise, Hot Cinnamon Apples, Calico Fruit, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Rice Krispie Treat, Milk, Fruit Juice Wednesday: BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo over Rice, Chef Salad, Ham and Secondary Schools Breakfast Elementary Schools Lunch Cheese Wrap, Tossed Salad, Vegetable Sticks, Monday: Steak Fingers, Hot Dogs, Chef Salad, Rice, Monday:Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk Baked Beans, Baked Potato, Chilled Pear Slices, T uesday: Breakfast Chicken Patty with Biscuit, Fruit Juice, Oven-Baked Potato Wedges, Seasoned Green Fresh Fruit Bowl, Pineapple Tidbits, Southern Milk Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Orange Smiles, Whole Mississippi Cornbread, Assorted Jello with Wednesday:Breakfast Chicken Patty with Biscuit, Fruit Wheat Rolls, Milk, Fruit Juice Whipped Topping, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Chicken Patty Sandwich, Tuna Salad with Juice, Milk Thursday: Chili Con Carne with Beans, Chicken Thursday: Strawberry Toaster Pastry, Fruit Juice, Milk Crackers, Chicken Tetrazzini, California Veggie, Quesadillas, Cheeseburger, Chef Salad, California Friday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Seasoned Lima Beans, Kiwi Wedges, Banana Berry Veggies, Whole Kernel Corn, Garden Salad, OvenBlend, Yeast Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Baked Potato Wedges, Apricots, Pears, Bananas, Secondary Schools Lunch Wednesday: BBQ Chicken, Chef Salad, Texas Toast, Chocolate Pudding, Milk, Fruit Juice Monday: Chicken Nuggets, Cheeseburger, Hamburger, Quick Baked Potatoes, Cheesy Friday: Fish Nuggets, Chef Salad, Southwestern American Sub Sandwich, Chef Salad, Baked Potato, Chicken Sandwich, Chicken Salad Salad, Garden Broccoli, Vegetable Sticks, Chilled Peach Slices, Seasoned Cabbage, Tossed Salad, Chilled Peach Whole Wheat Roll, Milk, Fruit Juice Salad, Southern Greens, Oven-Baked Potato Slices, Fresh Fruit Bowl, Mandarin Fruit Cup, Thursday: Fish Sandwich, Chef Salad, Sliced Wedges, Pasta Salad, Nectarines, Tropical Apples, Turkey with Brown Gravy, Whipped Potatoes, Hushpuppies, Milk, Fruit Juice Southern Mississippi Cornbread, Rice Krispie Treat,

Elementary Schools Breakfast

Monday: Biscuit with Ham, Fruit Cocktail, Milk, Fruit Juice Tuesday: Strawberry Toaster Pastry, Fruit Juice, Milk Wednesday: Corn Smokie, Fruit Juice, Milk Thursday: Cereal with Toast & Jelly, Fruit Juice, Milk Friday: Blueberry Mini Loaf, Fruit Juice, Milk

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school by school Continued on Page B2. the Jackson Zoo; secondgraders visited Riverfront Park. • Fifth-grade students of Amanda Hall, Pauleanna Kemp and Mary Hunter Sharp held Metric Olympics to practice measurements. Linda Turner’s math enrichment students held a metric scavenger hunt; winners were Hunt Holdiness, Brandon Burton and Tyrik Masters. • The Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT2) will be given to grades 3-6 TuesdayMay 13; students should be at school all day for the week.

Sherman Avenue • Sally Owen’s kindergartners wrote a class book, “The Missing Golden Egg.” They made paper-plate flowers, large chicks, painted butterflies and word-family caterpillars as part of a study of spring. • PTA members and parents are providing goodies throughout the week for Teacher Appreciation Week. • Third-graders will be honored at an MCT2 pep rally on Friday as part of test encouragement. • Third-graders took a practice MCT2 test to understand test procedures. • Rock Stars in music class were Ja’Kyla Hawkins, Kaliyah Ford, Daijean McCloud, Keiristen Carroll, Olivia Munson, Noah Johnson, Patrick Stephens, Christaisha Blackmore, Faith Stewart, Katelyn Collins, Jasmine Banks, Altiana Clark, Mariah Randolph, Mi’Kearyia Patterson, Melanie Lewis, Alex Garcia and Kailyn Mayberry.

Vicksburg Catholic • Sixth-graders John Owen Upshaw and Rett Verhine spoke on River 101 and K-Hits 104.5 about the school’s annual PlayADayInMayAway. They also spoke, along with Charlie Dove, on the Live at the Klondyke radio show about the event. • Leslie Young’s sixth-grade science classes used cabbage juice and household chemicals to conduct a diffusion and osmosis experiment. • Using “treasure” maps, preschool students of Brandi Hoxie and Laura Blackledge searched for the letter X hidden in the school’s courtyard. The students also constructed and erupted a volcano as part of a study of the letter V.

Vicksburg High • Seniors are asked to submit a copy of scholarship acceptance to Pat Winters in the Guidance Office. • Senior Awards Day will be at 6:30 p.m. May 17 in the auditorium. Senior exams will be May 18-21. • Graduation will begin at 7 p.m. May 27 at Vicksburg Memorial Stadium. • Elected as Key Club officers for 2010-2011 were Jody Hollowell, president; Keaton Jones, vice president; Emily

Sluis, secretary; Keturah Haggard, treasurer; Christine Figueroa, archivist/historian; Chucky Hayden and Millan Nasif, sergeant-at-arms; Bree James and M’Kayla Willis, senior board representatives; and Cameron Cooksey and Daniel Sluis, junior board representatives. Key Club members were honored by the Vicksburg Kiwanis Club with a K-Family cookout at Hopping H Ranch. • Athletic awards banquet will be Thursday in the gym.

Vicksburg Intermediate • Pledge leaders for the week were Nathaniel Bell, Karl Singleton, Vansha Horton and Kionna Wilkerson. • Fifth-grade classes of Alice Jones, Regina O’Leary, Madonna Stacker, Deana Flanagan, Tommie Allen, Latoya Minor and Amy Hodges toured the Vicksburg National Military Park and the Cairo gun boat. Students of Jones and O’Leary wrote thank-you notes to Dr. Kimberly Winters, who helped fund the tour guides for the trip. • Parent volunteers for Field Day were Macon Thompson, Carolyn Johnston, Mark Wilson, John Shelby, Larry Ferguson, Anthony Williams and Colin Crasta. Cecilia Frost, Theresa Frost, Oscar Frost and Nicholas Jones organized and operated the concession stand. • MCT2 pep rally will be Monday; Vicksburg High School’s band, cheerleaders and Gator Girls will lead students in cheers to raise test scores on the MCT2, which will be administered May 11-13. Students are asked to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and arrive on time during test days. • Parents are invited to attend a Federal Programs meeting at 9 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, parents may contact Mary June Cooksey at 601-638-4199.

Vicksburg Junior High • Robert Walker of ERDC demonstrated the use of Google Earth for Chris Bates’ career discovery classes as part of an information technology unit.

Warren Central High • The school’s Mu Alpha Theta chapter collected 30 containers of peanut butter in various sizes and 25 containers of jelly to contribute to the Vicksburg Food Pantry. • Awards Night will be held Monday in the auditorium. • Athletic Banquet will be May 13 • Yearbooks are on sale for $75 in room 400.

Warren Central Intermediate

• Art classes created flower diagrams of favorite books. • Field Day and MCT2 rally will be Friday. • MCT2 schedule is as follows: Tuesday — language and reading; May 12 — language and writing; and May 13 — mathematics.

Warren Junior High • Parent volunteers are needed for MCT proctors. Call the school at 601-6383981 to assist. • The Warren Junior High band presented a concert Tuesday. • Students participated in activities to gear up for the MCT. Students wore team jerseys on Monday, crazy socks on Tuesday and camouflage shirts today. Students may wear their uniform shirts inside out on Thursday and mismatched shoes on Friday. • MCT will be administered on Tuesday-May 13. Students are asked to get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and have No. 2 pencils.

Warrenton • Top Accelerated Reader Classes of the Week were Tina Cochran’s first grade, Rebecca Hughes’ fourth grade and ShaJuan Carter’s sixth grade. Top readers were as follows: first grade — Katlyn Caponis, Abigail Hughes, Arieanna Joiner, Taylor Nixon, Chloe Bailess, Keshaun Perkins and Samuel Flores; second grade — Carlos Richardson, Deandre McCalpin, Ke’Andre Harris, Marquez Richardson, Calbert Gomez and Gracie Buell; third grade — Andre Ranis, Asia Brown, D’Corius Barnes, Tacarie Yearby, William Tankson and Brayan Loyola; fourth grade — Jon Bantugan, Faith Meredith, Destiny Walker, Joshulyn Pearson, Demetria Harris and Tamira Parson; fifth grade — Esdgar Loyola, Yashica Brown, DeVontay Knight, Destiny Barnett, Elisha Bridges and Kynsley Jones; sixth grade — Larry Jordan, Leiana Thornell, Jasmine East, Tamya Hackett and Alyssa Pugh. • Winners of Christina Cochran’s first-grade Spelling Bee were Abigail Hughes, first place; Keshaun Perkins, second place; and Riley Wilkerson, third place. Chloe Bailess participated in the Flat Stanley project; her “Flat Stanley” traveled to Texas. • Kat Hilderbrand’s fourthand fifth-grade GATES students created Egyptian mummies during a unit on ancient Egypt. Third-grade GATES students created a Kapok booklet during a study of the rainforest. • Nell Cummins, Joe Ginn, Rosemary Palermo, Debbie Tate and Judy Wooley, 20092010 retirees, will be honored with a celebration from 3:30 until 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria.


Parents often starting point for kids seeking internships NEW YORK (AP) — Internships have become basic to building resumes and careers. With today’s parents doing more than ever for their children, it’s not unusual for young internship-seekers to get some networking help from Mom and Dad. Some parents are even paying for career coaching and internship placement. Not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. Susan Smith Kuczmarski says she and her husband “have never used our Rolodex” to help their three sons, the youngest of whom is in college. “They shouldn’t have the viewpoint that Mom and Dad are going to help them,” said Kuczmarski, author of “The Sacred Flight of the Teenager: A Parent’s Guide to Stepping Back and Letting Go.” “They should find the job on their own, just like the whole world does. It’s fine to coach them about the interview, but they have to take the lead in the whole process.” Yet many successful adults acknowledge that their first break, a generation ago, began with a call from a parent. “For my first foray into PR, my mom called my pediatrician, whose wife worked for a local agency, and I got an internship as a result,” said Stacey Udell, who has worked in public relations since 1988 and is now an executive with Sandy Hillman Communications, based in Baltimore. “Hasn’t it always been about connections?” said Jane Covner of Sherman Oaks, Calif. When Covner’s son needed an internship as a college junior, she called a friend with a contact at a film and TV studio. Her friend told the contact about Covner’s son; her son followed up and got the internship. “It was my call that made it

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Matthew Moughan of Chicago found full-time employment through an internship in London. happen,” Covner said, but “it was his resume and qualifications that ultimately got him the internship.” That’s a key distinction, said Connie Thanasoulis-Cerrachio of, a career website. “There are helicopter parents who want to swoop in and do everything for their kids,” she said. “You have to know where to draw the line.” Thanasoulis-Cerrachio says parents can start the process by simply telling people they know, “I’m not in any way, shape or form asking you for a job, but do you think you could have an informational interview with my son or daughter to talk about your career?” Next, said Tom Dezell, author of “Networking for the Novice, Nervous or Naive Job Seeker,” the internship-seeker should follow up with a call, saying, “My mom or dad suggested I call you. I wonder if I could meet you.” You don’t have to be a wellconnected professional in your child’s chosen field to network successfully. Consider reach-

ing out to neighbors, organizations you belong to, your house of worship, stores and restaurants you patronize, people with whome you work. Some parents are paying for internship placements. Intrax Internships Abroad charges $6,000 to $8,000 to place 18-to25-year-olds in eight-week internships in six countries. Matthew Moughan’s experience with Intrax led to a paid job. He graduated from Marquette University with a degree in economics and job-hunted for five months in 2009 with no success. But just three weeks after signing with Intrax, he says, “I had a visa and I headed over to England,” to work for a summer with a small company, Electronic Shipping Solutions, doing a variety of tasks. He said his parents were “gracious enough” to pay the fees and living expenses. When the internship was over, the company kept him on, and Moughan is now home in Chicago working on a project for Electronic Shipping Solutions there.

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s e t u l a Sthe Class of 2011 on their

Junior Ring Ceremony & Retreat

• Zenobia Harris’ class was named Special Area Star Class of the Week.

bulletin board from staff reports

Upcoming events • Sherman Avenue PTA Meeting — 5:30 p.m. Thursday, school cafeteria; $100 gift-card drawing. • Mississippi College Orientation Programs —

11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. June 3 for transfer students and June 4 for freshmen; contact Kyle Brantley at brantley@ or 601-925-3800 for more information. • “Can’t Stop Singing” Show Choir Camp — For

grades 1-8; 8 a.m.-noon June 7-11 or June 14-18, Warren Central High School; $90 fee, deadline to register is May 28; Nancy Robertson, 601-6312916 or 601-638-3372.

government. Barbour acknowledged he struggles with his own weight. “I grew up in Yazoo City. We cooked with lard. My mama thought Crisco was a Commie plot, much less Mazola or anything like that,” Barbour said. “If something was good, it was better with sugar on it,” he said. “Salt. Fried ice cream. I remember fried ice cream at one of my friend’s birthday parties when we were in high school. If it

was worth eating, it was worth frying. And that has an effect, ’cause God didn’t create the human body to use as much sugar, salt, fat as we do.” Peggy Answorth, president of the Mississippi Head Start Association and executive director of the Pinebelt Association for Community Enhancement Inc. Head Start Center in Hattiesburg, said many parents rely on fast food because it’s convenient. “A lot of our young parents don’t know how to cook.”

The Vicksburg Catholic School class of 2011 shown during their first grade year at St. Francis

Obesity Continued from Page B1. Nationally, the rate is 16 percent. Oregon had the lowest rate of obesity at just under 10 percent. Tuesday at the Trade Mart, chefs led small-group discussions about making good nutritional choices. Barbour told the Head Start workers that they can have a positive influence on the children in their care. About 27,000 Mississippi children from low-income families attend the 289 Head Start centers, which are fully funded by the federal

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Chocolate main treat at SCHF fundraiser

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ON THE MENU BY Staff Reports

We welcome items for On the Menu, a wrap-up of area food events. Submit items by e-mail (, postal service (P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182), fax (601634-0897), in person to 1601-F N. Frontage Road, or by calling 601636-4545 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. If corresponding by fax, mail or e-mail, include a name and phone number.

By Manivanh Chanprasith

Porters Chapel men firing up for BBQ Porters Chapel United Methodist Church’s annual BBQ chicken dinner will be May 15. The event, sponsored by the United Methodist Men of Porters Chapel, will kick off at 10 a.m. with a bake sale. Dinners will be served from 11 to 1. Prices range from $7.50 to $9, and plates include chicken, slaw, beans, bread, dessert and tea. The church is at 200 Porters Chapel Road. Call 601636-2966. Also on the calendar: • Third annual Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Luau — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 at Riverfront Park; menu: Hawaiian chicken or Kalua pork with rice, macaroni salad, green beans, mixed fruit, rolls and tea or water; tickets: $8 in advance only at Salvation Army office on Mission 66 or by calling 601-831-0038 or 601-636-2706.

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BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken 3 pounds leg quarters 2 1/2 cups barbecue sauce 1/4 cup seasoning rub 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar Put chicken in a nonreactive bowl. Combine 2 cups BBQ sauce, the seasoning rub and vinegar, and pour it over the chicken. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least four hours. Preheat the oven or smoker to 225. Remove chicken and shake off excess marinade. If cooking in an oven, place on a rack over a pan to catch drippings. If cooking in a smoker, place directly on a rack. Use a favorite wood, i.e. New Jersey hickory. Cook until the internal temperature registers 165 — about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove chicken from the rack and place in a foil pan. Brush with the reserved 1/2 cup of sauce, cover with foil and place back in the oven or smoker for about 30 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and finish it off on a grill. Using a mediumto-hot flame, grill until the outer skin is crisp and marked. Serve immediately. You may also place chicken in a clean foil pan and cover with foil. Before adding wood, make sure the cooking temperature has been achieved. Add meat, then wood. For a sweeter taste, add 1/4 cup apple juice to marinade. Adding juice to the sauce while grilling will give it a nice glaze.

Chef Donald Link holds a fried soft shell crab at Cochon restaurant in New Orleans.

Region’s culinary delights gain clout By Mary Foster The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — Contemporary Southern cooking is getting a taste of something fresh — respect. Even above the MasonDixon Line, the food of the South no longer is about fried chicken and barbecue cliches. It’s a celebration of local, vibrant produce and carefully raised meats; of exotic ingredients like collards, okra, pork bellies and grits; and of traditions and cultures as deep, varied and flavorful as the foods. “The South has always

‘We’re finally comfortable with where we are as a country. We are more open to the traditions in this country now, and the South has remained true to those traditions, especially its food traditions.’ John Besh New Orleans chef been cyclically hip,” says John T. Edge, director of Southern Foodways Alliance. “But now it’s become a permanent condition. America is coming to appreciate the range of culture and tradition in the South.” That appreciation has made it possible to dine on great down-home food in places as

varied as Oregon, Illinois and New York. At Hungry Mother in Cambridge, Mass., for example, chef Barry Maiden serves up what he and his partners call “contemporary American” food. The menu sports cornmeal-dredged catfish and other Southern classics that draw on Maiden’s childhood

in rural southern Virginia. “For a few years now I think Southern cooking has become known as a serious type of cooking,” Maiden said. That interest also has produced a flood of award-winning cookbooks and chefs who can do better than just hold their own against the rest of the country. This year’s James Beard Foundation cookbook awards, for example. All three of the finalists for top American book were Southern — “My New Orleans,” by John Besh; “Real Cajun,” by See Southern, Page C2.

El Sombrero waitresses steady their trays for 1st Cinco de Mayo By Tish Butts

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Calling all chocolate lovers — the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation’s second annual Chocolate Affair fundraiser is Thursday night. “It’s a great social event,” said SCHF Executive Director Annette Kirklin. “Everything will have chocolate in it.” Desserts and dessert drinks will be provided by local businesses, includA Chocolate ing Affair will Ameribe at 7 p.m. star Thursday at Casino, the Southern Café Cultural HeriAnchuca, tage FoundaCedar tion auditoGrove rium. RestauTickets are rant, $20 for SCHF Duff’s members Tavern & Grille, and $30 for Just Des- nonmemserts, bers, and The are available Liquor in advance Store, only at the Main SCHF and at Street Paper Plus Market on Washingand ton Street. Roca. Call 601-631Entertainment 2997. will be by local pianist Jim Robinson and vocalist Maria Adona, back by popular demand, Kirklin said. Tickets for the event, to be decorated with creations by Uptown Florists, are $20 for SCHF members and $30 for nonmembers. They are available in advance only, at the SCHF business office or at Paper Plus on Washington Street. Kirklin said 150 people attended last year’s event. “Hopefully, we’ll sell out again this year,” she said. As of Monday, a few dozen tickets were left, Kirklin said. Ticketholders will also receive a 10 percent discount Thursday at participating restaurants, including Café Anchuca, Duff’s Tavern & Grille, Monsour’s at the Biscuit Company and Roca.

Waitress Beatriz Angel serves food at El Sombrero.

On this Cinco de Mayo, El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant has something that’s rare— three waitresses. It’s a first in about five years for the South Frontage Road eatery, said manager Robert Silvera. “They’re doing very good,” he said. Typically, women are seen in cashier or greeter roles at Mexican restaurants, with the bulk of the servers being men. “The first one (Beatriz

If you go Cinco de Mayo events in Vicksburg tonight include: • El Sombrero, South Frontage Road — Live music from 6 to 10, free appetizers, other specials. • El Ranchero, U.S. 61 South — Two-for-one specials beginning at 7. • Sol Azteca, U.S. 61 North — Information unavailable. Angel) was a cashier before,” Silvera said. “She’s been working as a waitress about three months.”

Angel, 19, is gearing up for tonight’s Cinco de Mayo celebration — her first as an El Sombrero waitress — which will likely draw a crowd. “There’s going to be a party!” she said. “We have music — live.” The two other waitresses, hired last month, are Kelsie Solomon, 20, and Kaitlyn Alexander, 18. Both are from Vicksburg. “It’s all about teamwork here,” said Solomon. “I’m learning Spanish.” Tonight’s “going to be busy, very busy,” Alexander said. Live music will be featured See Cinco de Mayo, Page C2.


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Southern Invasion — In Recipes

Molasses layer cake with apples is rich and sweet Summer sorbet is a simple treat

By The Associated Press This dense, rich cake from Joan Aller’s forthcoming cookbook, “Cider Beans, Wild Greens and Dandelion Jelly” (a collection of recipes from southern Appalachia due out in June), is remarkably easy to make, but incredibly flavorful. She says it is based on cakes assembled at family reunions and other celebrations in the region. She says each family would bring a single layer. The collection of layers then would be assembled into a single cake at the event. For most of us, the two layers in this recipe will be plenty.

Mountain Molasses Stack Cake For the cake: 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 1 large egg 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

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Mountain Molasses Stack Cake 1/2 teaspoon salt For the filling: 2 cups finely chopped apples 1/2 cup water 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon Heat oven to 350. Lightly oil and flour the bottoms of two 8-inch round cake pans. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the brown sugar and butter until light. Slowly add the egg and molasses, then blend well. Beat in the buttermilk, vanilla and

nutmeg. In a second bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Pour half of the batter into each of the prepared cake pans. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted at the center of each cake comes out clean. Let the cakes cool in their pans on a wire rack.

While the cakes cool, make the filling. In a medium saucepan over medium, combine the apples and water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are tender. Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and is syrupy. Place one of the cooled cake layers on a serving plate. Spread half of the filling on top. Place the second cake layer on top, then spread the remaining filling over it.

Whether you’re in the South, from the South, or never even been to the South, it’s easy to appreciate this simple sorbet of puréed watermelon and strawberries from John Besh’s cookbook, “My New Orleans.” The secret to knowing whether you’ve added enough sugar to your sorbet? According to Besh, you just need to float an egg in the purée before you freeze it. He says that if you float a clean egg (in the shell) in the mixture, you can tell whether you need to add more sugar (if the egg sinks) or more juice or water (if the egg floats high on the mixture). Ideally, the egg will float just at the surface, showing about a nickel-size spot of shell.

WatermelonStrawberry Sorbet Start to finish: 10 minutes (plus freezing time) Servings: 6 1 pint strawberries, hulled

Watermelon-Strawberry Sorbet 1 cup diced, seeded watermelon 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup sugar In a blender, purée the strawberries, watermelon, lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Check that the purée has the correct amount of sugar. Add more sugar or juice if necessary (determine using method described above). Transfer the purée to the canister of an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep the sorbet in the freezer until ready to use.

Lightly battered, fried ’maters on the vine are divine By The Associated Press Fried whole cherry tomatoes might sound unusual, but they are beautiful and delicious. John Besh, author of “My New Orleans,” gives them a simple tempura-like batter and an easy aioli sauce.

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Fried Tomatoes with Aioli

Fried Tomatoes with Aioli For the aioli: 6 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon ice water 2 egg yolks Salt 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil For the tomatoes: 1 quart olive or vegetable oil 1 cup all-purpose flour Pinch salt 1 1/2 cups club soda 24 to 36 small cluster (on the vine) tomatoes To make the aioli, in a food processor combine the garlic, lemon juice, water and egg

Southern Continued from Page C1. Donald Link; and “The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern,” by Matt Lee and Ted Lee. Food & Wine magazine will even devote its September issue to the region and its food. “We’ve seen a huge rise in interest in the food of the South outside the South,” says Dana Cowin, the magazine’s editor in chief. “We’re seeing an expansion of ideas for Southern food being adopted by cooks in other areas. There are people doing wonderful southern cooking in New York, in Boston, in Chicago.” In many ways, the South has benefited from a growing national interest in local and crafted foods. “A few years ago you used to go to the farmers’ market and everything was from Florida or California,” says Kathleen Purvis, food editor at the Charlotte Observer and chairwoman of the James Beard Book Awards Committee. “Now it’s locally grown for the most part, and that is certainly a reflection of Southern cooking, which is closely tied to the land.” She also thinks the interest isn’t all that new, pointing out that Craig Claiborne was writing about the South during the ’70s, and Joe Dabney won a Beard award in 1999 for his cookbook “Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread, & Scuppernong Wine.” In explaining the appeal, Edge points to the variety of Southern cooking, which includes Cajun, Creole, soul

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Chef John Besh prepares a pork belly and crawfish salad with spring vegetables and sugar cane vinaigrette at August, his restaurant in New Orleans. and seafood. “It’s an area comparable in size to Western Europe,” he says. “And it has the same range of cultures.” Television also has played a role, giving voice to advocates such as Paula Deen and her sons, Jamie and Bobby Deen, who have launched their own shows and cookbooks. The scattering of Southerners across the country that has taken place in recent years — some forced by Hurricane Katrina — might also account for some of the spread of down-home fare. “I used to take the pimento cheese sandwiches my mother made for my lunch, the red velvet cakes for my

birthday, the grits for Sunday breakfast for granted,” says Bon Appetit magazine restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton. Moving north made him appreciate the rich culinary traditions of the South, says Knowlton, who grew up in Atlanta. “When chefs started focusing on local food, the South was a natural place for them to focus,” he says. “Both in terms of flavor and tradition.” Because of that, Knowlton says he now can get such Southern delights as boiled peanuts, deviled eggs and his beloved pimento cheese in cities from Portland, Ore., to Portland, Maine.

“And you practically can’t find a restaurant now that isn’t serving Anson Mills grits,” he joked, referring to the Charleston, S.C., company that specializes in heirloom grains. Besh says he sees the interest as a sign that the country’s culinary appreciation is maturing, that Americans all over are taking pride in the nation’s various cultures. “We’re finally comfortable with where we are as a country,” he says. “We are more open to the traditions in this country now, and the South has remained true to those traditions, especially its food traditions.” Those traditions are celebrated at the Southern Foodways Alliance, the goal of which is to “document, study and celebrate Southern food cultures,” according to Edge. “The South has always been close to its roots,” he says. “There is a food tradition here that continues and is celebrated.” Southern food also has some advantages, including longer growing seasons and a tradition of using local ingredients, according to the Lee brothers, who won the American cookbook category in 2007 with their book, “The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook.” “Southern cooks have traditionally lived close to the land,” says Ted Lee. “People say we’re trying to bring a California infusion to our food, but we’ve always used fresh ingredients and fixed them to emphasize flavor.”

Cinco de Mayo Continued from Page C1. from 6 to 10, and free appetizers will be served. “I think we’re going to be packed all day,” said Silvera. Cinco de Mayo, May 5, marks the victory of the Mexican militia over the

French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. The day is often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day, celebrated Sept. 16. El Sombrero has operated in Vicksburg for about 15

yolks. Process until thick and evenly pureed. With the processor running, add salt, then slowly drizzle in the olive oil. If the aioli looks oily, add a touch more ice water. The color should be pale yellow and the texture should be matte, not glossy. Set aside. In a deep heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high, heat the oil to 350. Meanwhile, in a large bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Add the club soda, whisking gently. The

batter will be thin. Use scissors to cut the tomato vines to divide them into small clusters. Rinse the tomatoes and pat them dry. Working in batches, dip each cluster into the batter, coating them all over, then carefully slip them into the hot oil. Fry the tomatoes until the batter is lacy, crisp and golden brown, about 1 minute. Using metal tongs, carefully transfer the tomatoes to paper towels to drain. Serve with aioli.

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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Spider-Man 3” — Peter Parker, Tobey Maguire, undergoes an ominous transformation when his Spider-Man suit turns black and brings out the dark, vengeful side of his personality./7 on FX n SPORTS MLB — The best of the National League collide as the St. Tobey Maguire Louis Cardinals battle the Philadelphia Phillies./6 on ESPN n PRIMETIME “Cougar Town” — Grayson and Jules consider being friends with benefits; Andy hires a nanny; Bobby’s plan to make extra cash ends up benefiting Travis./8:30 on ABC

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 Michael Murphy, actor, 72; John Rhys-Davies, actor, 66; Kurt Loder, rock correspondent, 65; Brian Williams, NBC news anchor, 51; Tina Yothers, actress, 37; Adele, soul singer, 22; Chris Brown, rhythm-and-blues singer, 21.


‘Seinfeld’ actress tickled by typo They misspelled Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ name on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star, but the Emmy-winning star of “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” seemed tickled by the typo. The mistake? The star read “Luis” instead of “Louis,” and there was no hyphen between Louis and Dreyfus. “The misspelling was so perfectly apt, a great metaphor for show business,” Louis-Dreyfus said after the Tuesday-morning ceremony. “Right when you think you’ve made it, you get knocked down,” she continues. “It’s an ideal metaphor for how this business works.” A spokesman for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administrates the Walk of Fame ceremonies, said it would install a new, correctly spelled star and will be sending LouisDreyfus the erroneous “LUIS” and the accompanying chunks of pink-terrazzo star as souvenirs.”

Doctor: Michaels released from hospital Poison frontman Bret Michaels has been released from a Phoenix hospital and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month, his doctor said Tuesday. Dr. Joseph Zabramski, chief of cerebrovascular surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, said he Bret recommended that Michaels wait at least four Michaels to six weeks before resuming normal activity. He declined to say when Michaels could resume touring. Doctors will examine Michaels every two weeks until he’s recovered. “This produces a great deal of stress on the body,” he said. “This is like being involved in an accident from inside.” Zabramski said Michaels is fully conscious and aware and talking fine, but he has back spasms and headaches when he tries to walk.

Lohan to star in movie about porn star Lindsay Lohan has landed the lead role in an independent movie about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, one of the film’s producers said. The 24-year-old actress will play Lovelace, who shot to fame with the landmark 1972 porno movie “Deep Throat,” Lindsay Linda Lohan Lovelace while Bill Pullman will portray Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner in the period drama, producer Wali Razaqi told The Los Angeles Times. The film, called “Inferno,” will be based on the events of Lovelace’s life and will delve into the “difficult stuff she went through and overcame,” Razaqi said. Razaqi said he and director Matthew Wilder are confidant the “Mean Girls” star will deliver. Lovelace, whose real name was Linda Susan Boreman, starred in several adult films before gaining stardom with the runaway hit “Deep Throat,” one of the first porn movies to reach into mainstream culture. She later denounced her pornography career and became a spokesman for the anti-pornography movement.


Comic’s ‘mother-in-lawsuit’ dismissed A standup comedian who was sued for making mother-in-law jokes has had the last laugh after a federal judge threw the case out of court. Sunda Croonquist, whose shtick for years has been to describe her life as a half-black, half-Swedish woman who marries into a Jewish family, was sued two years ago after her mother-inlaw, sister-in-law and brother-in-law said her jokes were holding them up to public ridicule. In a 21-page ruling issued Friday, U.S. District Judge Mary L. Cooper of New Jersey concluded that the examples they cited — including one in which Croonquist said her sister-in-law’s voice sounds like a cat in heat — fell under the category of protected speech. Many of the jokes, Cooper said, were clearly statements of opinion and not fact and therefore protected by the First Amendment. The cat-in-heat joke, the judge said, quoting from a previous court decision, was “colorful, figurative rhetoric that reasonable minds would not take to be factual.”

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TV producer gets 6 months in Letterman plot Halderman’s jail term to be followed by community service NEW YORK (AP) — The former CBS television producer who tried to shake down David Letterman over the comic icon’s office affairs started a six-month jail sentence Tuesday, closing a case that opened Letterman’s behind-the-scenes behavior to public scrutiny. Carrying a Bible to a court date he knew would end in time behind bars, Robert “Joe” Halderman declined to speak before he was led from a Manhattan court in handcuffs to begin his jail term, to be followed by 1,000 hours of community service. He agreed to both when he pleaded guilty in March to attempted grand larceny. Letterman wasn’t on hand for Halderman’s sentencing Tuesday, and a spokesman for him declined to comment afterward. But throughout the sixmonth saga, Letterman made himself a presence in the case, if not the David courtroom. Letterman He revealed the blackmail plot — and the workplace dalliances at the heart of it — before prosecutors unveiled the case. He dispatched his lawyers to many of Halderman’s court appearances with statements in hand for the press, and Letterman himself commented during a TV appearance last week on the toll the disclosures had taken on his personal life. Halderman, 52, admitted in March that he demanded $2 million in hush money last fall to keep from revealing personal information about Letterman. Halderman buttressed the threat with information he’d culled from peeking at a former girlfriend’s

Coroner: Pneumonia, not drugs, killed Haim LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Corey Haim had traces of several prescription and overthe-counter drugs in his system when he died two months ago, but that’s not what killed him, the Los Angeles County coroner concluded. Haim, 38, Corey died of natural Haim causes from “community-acquired pneumonia” that damaged his lungs, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday. The pneumonia was complicated by an enlarged heart and narrowed blood vessels, the report said. Low levels of eight drugs, including a prescription muscle relaxant, were found in Haim’s system along with marijuana, coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said. “But nothing was at a level that would have contributed to his death,” Harvey said. The drugs in his system also included the antidepressants fluoxetine and olanzapine; the tranquilizers diazepam and meprobamate, which are found in Valium and other medications; the coughsuppressant dextromethorphan; and the antihistamine diphenhydramine. Haim, who struggled with drug problems for years, died March 10 after collapsing in his mother’s apartment. The report said the star of 1987’s “The Lost Boys” had been feeling ill for two days and had a fever and severe cough. He stayed in bed all day March 9 and his mother gave him tea, vegetable soup, Robituson, Tylenol, Advil and Zophren.

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Robert “Joe” Halderman leaves Manhattan criminal court in New York in January. diary, which described a relationship with Letterman, her boss, officials have said. Besides being stung by jealousy, Halderman also was under financial pressure, his lawyer has said. Lawyers for Halderman’s ex-wife have said in court papers that he was struggling with money in the aftermath of their divorce, and Halderman told a Letterman lawyer in a secretly taped conversation that he needed money to visit his son. “Obviously, it was a very difficult part of his life,” Halderman’s lawyer, Gerald Shargel, said Tuesday, adding that Halderman made no excuses for his conduct. Halderman said when he pleaded guilty that he felt “great remorse” for the scheme. The case spurred Letterman to disclose on-air that he’d had sex with women on his staff, stunning viewers, strip-

ping away his well-guarded privacy and initially tarnishing his good-guy image. Viewers have stuck with Letterman, whose show averages 4 million viewers this season, up 3 percent over last season, according to the Nielsen Co. Letterman didn’t have to compete against Jay Leno for several months this season. But the scandal dealt Letterman an emotional blow. “You take a look at the explosion, and it knocks you down,” he said Friday on “Live! With Regis and Kelly.” Letterman married longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko last year. They have a 6-yearold son. Halderman, who was a producer at CBS’ “48 Hours Mystery,” no longer has his job there. The network, which also hosts Letterman’s show, has declined to say whether he quit or was fired. Shargel

declined to discuss whether Halderman has been working or elaborate on his career plans after his release. During a decades-long television career, Halderman has been nominated for Emmy Awards for work on pieces on such issues as the siege of Sarajevo and a bloody assault on a Russian school. He was hit by rubber bullets during a demonstration in Argentina while working for CNN in the early 1980s. “He’s been to all the hot spots in the world — I think he can handle Rikers Island,” Shargel said, referring to the city’s main jail complex. With time off for good behavior, Halderman could be released in four months. Under his plea agreement, his community service will entail providing job training to formerly homeless people and convicts getting out of prison.


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Victim of herpes infection feels consumed by her anger DEAR ABBY ABIGAIL


people who have herpes — just Google “herpes support groups-USA” and you’ll find groups galore. As to whether to take legal action against “Jack,” please remember that lawsuits can be expensive. And to determine whether he knew he had herpes at the time he was involved with you, you would have to get a hold of his medical records — which could be complicated. Your time and money would be better spent in other ways than looking backward, and that’s what I recommend. Dear Abby: I am 35 years


BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: More socializing than usual could be in store for you in the year ahead, all because you’re likely to meet a new group of people with whom you’ll have much in common. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Strong urges to get things done and out of the way will overtake any thoughts of playing. Now is the time to take on those projects that previously had appeared too difficult to tackle. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Projects that call for using the full scope of your talents will be the type of tasks you’ll truly relish working on. The more creative you can be, the better you’ll like it. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — In some instances, your instincts could be more dependable than your logic. In order to differentiate between the two, follow what your intuition is telling you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Someone who is close to you may need a lot of tender treatment in order to be appeased, so don’t try to reach this person through practicality. Instead appeal to his/her emotions. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Because of the pride you’ll take in performing a task for another today, no supervision will be needed to keep your mind on the job. The results will provide all the evidence. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Being in love with love has its place, but you may need to know when and how to keep your emotions under control today. If you don’t, you could drive everybody else crazy. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Even though you’re likely to have lots of interesting things to do today, you might have to consider giving family affairs more attention than you intended. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Communication with someone in particular might become more important than usual, with either you trying to contact this person or s/he eagerly trying to get in touch with you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You’ve always had a good eye for a bargain, and today your vision will be especially keen. This could be an extremely good day to go shopping for some expensive items on your list. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — It might be more important than usual to do what you want to do and when you want to do it. In order to satisfy these urges, it’s best if you could find a way to become a loner. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — To your credit, you’ve always been responsive to those who need your help, which is good, because today you may be called upon to make a big sacrifice for a good friend in need. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Treating everyone in a friendly manner makes you an enjoyable person to be around today. In fact, by doing so it encourages the world to actually see you as a close pal.

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BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: Lately, I have a difficult time doing my homework because I really feel groggy, especially after eating supper. I now do my homework immediately after coming home from school, but I still get tired at about 7 p.m. My sister thinks I have an illness: fatigue. If so, how do I get rid of it? I’m usually a peppy person, but now I’m a sleepyhead. I get good grades and I want to keep it that way, especially since final exams are just around the corner. — Nameless, Toronto, Ontario. Nameless: Fatigue isn’t an illness -- it’s a symptom that some other condition is causing you to be tired much of the time. According to Family Circle, there are many common causes. One is winter depression, which is brought on by a lack of sunlight. Up to 35 percent of the residents in northern Canada experience winter depression in some form, sleeping from 10 to 14 hours a day. Doctors have started treating winter depression by exposing the patient to lights 20 times as intense as normal indoor lighting. Another cause of fatigue is a deficiency in iron, which is crucial for producing the protein in red blood cells that carry energizing oxygen throughout the body. Red meat, chicken, iron-enriched cereals, legumes and spinach are all good sources of iron. I suggest that you visit your doctor. About one-third of such cases are caused by a medical disorder. If the reasons for fatigue are not medical, these simple lifestyle changes may help: • Creating a stress-free home atmosphere. • Getting plenty of rest. • Eating regular meals. (Bypassing lunch will create an energy slump that hits in the middle of the afternoon.) • Cutting out late-afternoon and late-night coffee and tea. (Caffeine can linger in the body for up to six hours, keeping the energy level up when you should be getting to sleep.) • Total abstinence from tobacco, alcohol or drugs. (That’s quite obvious.) • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

old and the mother of two children. The oldest is 4 and my little one just turned 1. My mother-in-law had gastric bypass surgery two years ago. She lost a lot of weight and looks great, having gone from a size 16 to a size 4. My problem is the comments she makes about my weight in the presence of others. For example, “Do you see that ‘Cate’ is so big-boned and I am so petite?” It hurts, and I don’t know what to do about it. What can I say to her the next time she says something like that? — “Cate” in Oklahoma City Dear “Cate”: Don’t wait for your mother-in-law to say something about your weight in front of others. Tell her clearly, in advance, that her comparisons are hurtful and you want them stopped immediately. And if she doesn’t comply, the next time she

does it, smile and say, “We can all see that you’re petite and I’m not, but I’ll always be younger.” Dear Abby: Early this year, my mother went to the curb to collect the empty trash bin and put it away for the week. As she wheeled it behind her home, she slipped on the ice and broke her hip. She lives alone and was in the back of her property where nobody could see or hear her. Fortunately, she’d had the foresight to grab her cell phone before she went outside. Because she was unable to stand up she could have frozen to death. She called 911 and within minutes an ambulance arrived to take her to the hospital. Mom had surgery to repair the hip and is recovering, but it was a close call. This is a reminder to your readers that if they live alone — or have

parents who do — to make sure to have a cell phone available at all times. — Relieved Son in Elkhart, Ind. Dear Relieved Son: I’m pleased to pass along your important message. Your mother did, indeed, have a close call. It must have been her guardian angel who handed her her cell phone as

she left the house that wintry day. Please tell her I said so and that I hope she’s better soon.

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Doctors starting trend of not admitting patients Dear Dr. Gott: I am confused about the meaning of my doctor’s announcement that the family practice center I frequent will no longer admit patients to the hospital. The announcement went on to say there will be no effects on patients and that they are investigating the need to increase their clinic hours in order to provide patients more access to the clinic. When I asked my doctor about it, she said that it is becoming common practice around the country. I can accept that my own doctor won’t be coming to the hospital to check on me and will only receive reports from the specialists at the hospital. If I have to go to the ER and don’t have a doctor with a relationship to the hospital, will I be treated differently? My family practice once had four doctors. Owing to retirement and other things, they are down to one doctor and two physician assistants. I don’t know what a PA’s qualifications are, but apparently they aren’t allowed to admit patients. I live in a small city that is running out of doctors. Should I try to find one that admits patients to the hospital, or does it not make any difference? In one year, I will be on Medicare and won’t be able to find a new doctor then because nobody in town is accepting new patients if they are on Medicare. Also, if my current doctor leaves the clinic, is a PA an adequate replacement? Dear Reader: Unfortunately, this is becoming common practice. Doctors awaken early, make hospital rounds (sometimes even before going to the office), see a full slate of patients, order testing and follow-up, and often get called to the hospital because a patient requires hands-on care midday regardless of the physician having to leave a waiting room full of patients. Then there are the nursinghome patients who are seen according to a specific schedule unless a medical emergency requires immediate attention. Then they can go home for dinner at the end of a very long day. He or she then could be “on call” for patients who might require hospital admission after hours, on weekends or on holidays. Sometimes physicians crosscover for one another, so they are on call for a day or so covering for several physicians, but then have a day or two off from admissions only. To provide an example, I still remember one Christmas a few years ago when I covered for several physicians and had 26 patients in the hospital. It goes without saying I had no intention of eating dinner with my family. Things may not be as dramatic now as they were then, but you get the idea. Today, many hospitals — even those in smaller communities — hire hospitalists to fill the gap. These people are hospital-based and extremely qualified. While they may not


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North 47 degrees, 13 minto Allen L. Burrell, Trustee, ADVERTISEMENT utes, 49 seconds West for a for the benefit of the benefiFOR BIDS distance of 410.82 feet to a ciary named therein to seThe Vicksburg Warren set # inch rebar in the cure the payment of the inSchool District will receive centerline of aforesaid gas debtedness therein deeasement; thence North 65 scribed, said deed of trust SEALED BIDS, degrees, 33 minutes, 08 being dated February 12, Ads to appear Deadline marked 09-10-11 until Seconds East along said 2007, and being duly record9:00 A.M. 1641Friday at Page 371 centerline for a distance of Mondayed in2Book p.m., on Thursday, May 27, 219.03 feet toto theappear POINT OF Ads of the Land Records of WarBEGINNING. County, Mississippi, and 2010 for Surplus Property. Tuesdayren 5 p.m., Friday Monday Said parcel is subject to a 15 under and by virtue of the Specifications may be foot and 20 foot drainage authority vestedMonday in me, G. K. Wednesday 5 p.m., obtained from the Office of Tuesday easement. (Jed) Mihalyka, as SubstitutPurchasing at Said parcel isWednesday subject to a 50 ed Trustee, by that certain Thursday 5 p.m., Tuesday foot Ingress/Egress ease1500 Mission 66, Vicksburg, instrument executed by the andWednesday owner of the ment. Thursday Mississippi 39180. Fridaylegal 5holder p.m., Said parcel containing 2.002 indebtedness therein deThe Board of Trustees acres more or less. scribed, filed on the 27th day Friday 11 a.m., Thursday The sale of this property reserves the right toSaturday accept will of April, 2010, and spread at Saturday be made subject to any and large11 upon the records and or reject any and Sunday a.m., Thursday all prior liens against said duly recorded in Book 1508 all bids and to waive Sunday property and I will convey at Page 392 of the Land informalities. only such title as is vested in Records of Warren County, James Price me as Trustee. Mississippi, pursuant to the WITNESS my signature on power and authority vested Superintendent this the 4th day of May, in me as Substituted 5/5, 5/12, 5/19(3t)

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CHANCERY COURT OF WARREN COUNTY IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, v. CIVIL ACTION FILE NO. 2009-125GN DIANNA CARRIERE, THE MISSISSIPPI STATE TAX COMMISSION, AND ANY OTHER PARTIES IN INTEREST, WHETHE KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, Defendants. ========== SUMMONS TO: Dianna Carriere 113 Freedom Road Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180 (last known address) You have been made a defendant in the suit filed in this Court by Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LLC, seeking Declaratory Judgment regarding property located at 113 Freedom Road, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39180. Specifically, Plaintiff requests that the Court declare that: (1) the Mobile Home be declared a fixture on the Property; (2) Plaintiff is the sole owner of the Mobile Home; (3) Plaintiff is entitled to register the Mobile Home and have a Certificate of Title issued by the Mississippi State Tax Commission reflecting Plaintiff's sole ownership; (4) Plaintiff is the attorney-in-fact of Defendants for the purpose of executing any documents necessary to register the Mobile Home and for the Tax Commission to issue Certificate(s) of Title to the Mobile Home reflecting the sole ownership status of Plaintiff and/or for the purpose of having the Mobile Home declared real property in accordance with the laws of the State of Mississippi; and (5) the Court grant Plaintiff such other relief as it deems just and proper. You are required to mail or hand-deliver a copy of a written response to the Complaint filed against you in this action to Cory P. Sims, the attorney for the Plaintiff, whose street address is Johnson & Freedman, 1587 Northeast Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. YOUR RESPONSE MUST BE MAILED OR DELIVERED NO LATER THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION. IF YOUR RESPONSE IN NOT SO MAILED OR DELIVERED, A JUDGMENT BY DEFAULT WILL BE ENTERED AGAINST YOU FOR THE MONEY OR OTHER THINGS DEMANDED IN THE AMENDED COMPLAINT. You must also file the original of your answer with the Clerk of this Court within a reasonable time afterward. Issued under my hand and the seal of this Court, this the 16th day of November, 2009. DOT McGEE By: /s/ Denise Bailey D.C. Deputy Clerk of Chancery Court Warren County, Mississippi (seal) Publish: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5(3t) NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Michael S. Dupree and Kari S. Dupree to Allen L. Burrell, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated January 31, 2001, and being duly recorded in Book 1239 at Page 253 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and; UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Michael S. Dupree and Kari S. Dupree to Allen L. Burrell, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated February 3, 2004, and being duly recorded in Book 1449 at Page 522 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and; UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Michael S. D dK iS D

Trustee, default having been made in the payments provided for in said deed of trust, and by reason of said default the whole of the indebtedness secured by said deed of trust, with interest thereon, was declared and became due and payable, the same remaining unpaid, I, the undersigned, G. K. (Jed) Mihalyka, as Substituted Trustee, at the request of the beneficiary of said deed of trust, will, between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the 27th day of May, 2010, before the main entrance of the Warren County Courthouse in the City of Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, expose for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed by said deed of trust being in the County of Warren and State of Mississippi and described as follows, to-wit: PARCEL 4 Commencing at a car axle, said car axle being accepted by adjoining land owners as being the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi, run thence North for a distance of 477.62 feet; thence West for a distance of 1,207.13 feet to a set # inch rebar in the centerline of a 50 foot gas easement, said easement recorded in Deed Book 732 at Page 192, in the Chancery Clerk's in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, said set # inch rebar also being the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel herein described: From the POINT OF BEGINNING, run South 47 degrees, 13 minutes, 49 seconds East for a distance of 4l0.82 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence South 44 degrees, 14 minutes, 53 seconds West for a distance of 268.95 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence North 46 degrees, 30 minutes, 00 seconds West for a distance of 113.77 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence North 43 degrees, 21 minutes, 30 seconds East for a distance of 135.92 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence North 46 degrees, 38 minutes, 30 seconds West for a distance of 94.93 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence North 63 degrees, 40 minutes, 51 seconds West for a distance of 261.49 feet to a set 1/2 inch rebar on the South right-of-way of aforesaid gas easement; thence South 57 degrees, 07 minutes, 46 seconds West along said South right-of .way for a distance of 329.18 feet to a found # inch rebar on the North right-of-way of Bun Martin Road (gravel), said right-of-way being 35 feet; thence along said North right-of-way, North 54 degrees, 38 minutes, 36 seconds West for a distance of 23.30 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence leaving said North right-of-way, run North 58 degrees, 55 minutes, 45 seconds East along aforesaid gas easement for a distance of 496.99 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence along the centerline of aforesaid gas easement, North 65 degrees, 33 minutes, 08 seconds East for a distance of 53.29 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING Said parcel is subject to a 15 foot and 20 foot drainage easement PARCEL 5: Commencing at a car axle, said car axle being accepted by adjoining land owners as the Southeast Corner of the Northeast Quarter, Section 19, Township 17 North, Range 5 East, Warren County, Mississippi, run North for a distance of 568.26 feet to a point; thence run West for a distance of 1,007.74 feet to a set # inch rebar in the centerline of an existing 50 foot wide gas easement, said easement recorded in Deed Book 732 at Page 192, in the Chancery Clerk's office in Vicksburg, Warren County. Mississippi, said set # inch rebar also being the POINT OF BEGINNING of the parcel herein described: From the POINT OF BEGINNING run thence South 26 degrees, 44 minutes, 50 seconds East for a distance of 450.40 feet to a set # inch rebar in the centerline of a 50 foot Ingress/Egress easement; thence South 44 degrees, 14 minutes, 54 seconds West for a distance of 339.57 feet to a set # inch rebar; thence North 3l degrees, 37minutes, 58 seconds West for a distance of 97.70 feet; thence North 44 degrees, 14 minutes, 53 seconds East for a distance of 268.95 feet to a

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g 500 feet to an iron pin; thence run North 54 degrees 50 minutes East for 380 feet to an iron pin along the South line of the present Old Highway 27; thence turn and follow said South line of Old Highway 27 northwesterly represented by a chord of North 60 degrees 00 minutes West for 383 feet to an iron post at a fence corner; thence turn and follow the meanderings of the old fence South 42 follow an old fence line South 10 degrees 15 minutes East for 400 feet, more or 1ess, to an iron pin in an old fence line marking the South line of Section 35; thence turn and follow the fence along the South line of Section 35 North 89 degrees 15 minutes East for 510.7 feet back to the point of beginning, containing nine acres, more or less. The sale of this property will be made subject to any and all prior liens against said property and I will convey only such title as is vested in me as Trustee. WITNESS my signature on this the 4th day of May, 2010. ____________________ G. K. (JED) MIHALYKA Substituted Trustee G. K. (Jed) Mihalyka Attorney at Law 919 Belmont Street P. O. Box 1446 Vicksburg, MS 39181 601-638-4151 FAX: 601-638-9181 MSB #03016 Publish: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 (4t)

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2010. ___________________ G. K. (JED) MIHALYKA Substituted Trustee G. K. (Jed) Mihalyka Attorney at Law 919 Belmont Street P. O. Box 1446 Vicksburg, MS 39181 601-638-4151 FAX: 601-638-9181 MSB #03016 Publish: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 (4t)

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S SALE UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Gerald Wynn Johnson and Sherry N. Johnson to Allen L. Burrell, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated March 31, 2003, and being duly recorded in Book 1377 at Page 595 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Gerald Wynn Johnson and Sherry N. Johnson to Allen L. Burrell, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated January 26, 2006, and being duly recorded in Book 1575 at Page 34 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Gerald Wynn Johnson and Sherry N. Johnson to Allen L. Burrell, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated January 26, 2006, and being duly recorded in Book 1575 at Page 48 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and; UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the terms and provisions of that certain deed of trust executed by Gerald Wynn Johnson and Sherry N. Johnson to Robert S. Andrews, Trustee, for the benefit of the beneficiary named therein to secure the payment of the indebtedness therein described, said deed of trust being dated April 13, 2009, and being duly recorded in Book 1701 at Page 348 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, and under and by virtue of the authority vested in me, G. K. (Jed) Mihalyka, as Substituted Trustee, by that certain instrument executed by the legal holder and owner of the indebtedness therein described, filed on the 27th day of April, 2010, and spread at large upon the records and duly recorded in Book 1508 at Page 391 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi, pursuant to the power and authority vested in me as Substituted Trustee, default having been made in the payments provided for in said deeds of trust, and by reason of said default the whole of the indebtedness secured by said deeds of trust, with interest thereon, was declared and became due and payable, the same remaining unpaid, I, the undersigned, G. K. (Jed) Mihalyka, as Substituted Trustee, at the request of the beneficiary of said deed of trust, will, between the legal hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the 27th day of May, 2010, before the main entrance of the Warren County Courthouse in the City of Vicksburg, County of Warren, State of Mississippi, expose for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, the property conveyed by said deeds of trust being in the County of Warren and State of Mississippi and described as follows, to-wit: That part of the South half of Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Begin at a 2-inch iron pipe in a fence corner at the Southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter of Section 35, Township 16 North, Range 4 East, Warren County, Mississippi, marking the Southeast corner of that certain nine-acre parcel conveyed by Warranty Deed in 1992 to James R. and Kathlyn R. Ferguson as recorded in Deed Book 940 at Page 353 of the Land Records of Warren County, Mississippi; thence run along an old fence line North 10 degrees 15 minutes West for

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Advertisement for Lien Sale Notice is hereby given in accordance to Mississippi Statutes, that the following goods will be sold at 182 Highway 80, Vicksburg, MS 39180 on 5/21/10 at 10:00AM to satisfy liens claim by Highway 80 Self Storage. Lessor will conduct a public sale with reserve to the highest bidder for cash for the following spaces. Unit 04 5 x 10 (50sf) Amy Stewart 780 Highway 61N Apt 19F Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 015 5 x 10 (50sf) Latoya Miller 167 Elizabeth Circle Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 045 10 x 10 (100sf) Stasha Isonhood 3400 Hwy 80 Lot 5 Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit 127 5 x 10 (50sf) Neldra Clark 719 Maurice Ave Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 129 5 x 10 (50sf) Custom Tinting 602 Second St Delta, LA 71233 Unit 139 10 x 10 (100sf) Sharon Kelly 303 Ashcot Edwards, MS 30966 Unit190 10 x 15 (150sf) Jennifer Turner 1660 Ernie Martin Rd Utica, MS 39175 Unit 227 10 x 15 (150sf) Cealia Dickerson 5342 Keele St Jackson, MS 39206 Unit 271 10 x 20 (200sf) Steve and Melissa Ellis C/O Belinda Ellis 12810 Citrus Knoll Cr Thonotosassa, Fl 33592 Unit 291 10 x 10 (100sf) Alice Marie Franklin 140 Elizabeth Cir Vicksburg, MS 39183 Unit 294 10 x 10 (100sf) Donald Brownlee 780 Hwy 61N Apt 7F Vicksburg, MS 39180 Unit A02 10 x 20 (200sf) Outside Storage Steve and Melissa Ellis C/O Belinda Ellis 12810 Citrus Knoll Cr Thonotosassa, Fl 33592 Publish: 5/5, 5/12(2t)

Advertisement for Bids Non-routine/Extraordinary Plumbing Maintenance The Housing Authority of the City of Bessemer (BHA) will receive sealed bids for Non-routine/Extraordinary Plumbing Maintenance at Rolling Acres, Waltersville Estates, Urban Court, Valley Court, Cedars Estates & Beechwood Estates located in the City of Vicksburg, MS. Sealed bids shall be delivered to the VHA Administrative Office, 131 Elizabeth Circle, Vicksburg, MS 39183, no later than 2:00 PM, local time, Friday, May 14, 2010. Any bids received after that time and date will not be accepted. Mark your bid envelope: Nonroutine/Extraordinary Plumbing Maintenance 05/14/2010. All bids received by the specified time and date will be opened and read aloud at the above time and place. The VHA reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any formalities in the bid process. Bid packages may be obtained at the Administrative Office of the Vicksburg Housing Authority, 131 Elizabeth Circle, Vicksburg, MS 39183 Publish: 4/27, 5/5(2t)

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p g IN THE CHANCERY East line of Section 8, TownCOURT OF WARREN ship 16 North, Range 4 East, COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI and running thence along a JOE WILLIE ROSS fence, accepted for years as PLAINTIFF being the West line of Mr. VS. George Murphy's property, NANCY LYNN ELLERMAN North 8 degrees 00' West, ROSS 588.0 feet; thence running DEFENDANT along another fence North 68 CAUSE NO. 2010-052GN degrees 45' East, 879.0 feet, SUMMONS said point being on the Classified line ads are charged according toWest the (Service by Publication) boundary of Sherman Avnumber of lines. Forenue complete Residence Unknown and saidpricing point being THE STATE OF by a concrete information contactmarked a Classified Sales marker MISSISSIPPI no. 127 of the Vicksburg NaTO: NANCY LYNN Representative todaytional at 601-636-SELL. Military Park property, ELLERMAN ROSS running thence along said You have been made a West line of said Sherman Ads cancelled before expiration date ordered are Defendant in the Complaint Avenue, South 29 degrees charged at prevailing forEast, days50.0 actually filed in this Court by JOE rate only 02' 30" feet; run, WILLIE ROSS, Plaintiff,charge. $8.28 thenceminimum leaving said West line 4 line minimum charge. seeking The Dissolution of of said avenue and running Marriage. South 35 degrees 20' West, You are required to mail or 1055.8 feet, said point being hand deliver a written on the South line of said response to the Complaint Section 5, running thence filed against you in this along said South line of said action to WREN C. WAY, Section, South 89 degrees WAY, FIELD & BODRON, 53' West, 152.0 feet, said Attorney for Plaintiff, whose point being the point of beaddress is 1001 LOCUST ginning, together with an 30' STREET, VICKSBURG, MS Easement on the South end 39183. of said parcel as described in YOUR RESPONSE MUST Deed Book 528 at Page 269 BE MAILED OR of said Land Records. DELIVERED NOT LATER I will convey only such title THAN THIRTY (30) DAYS as is vested in me as SubstiAFTER THE 28TH DAY OF tuted Trustee. APRIL, 2010, WHICH IS WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, THE DATE OF THE FIRST this the 13th day of April, PUBLICATION OF THIS 2010. SUMMONS. IF YOUR /s/J. Mark Franklin, III RESPONSE IS NOT SO J. MARK FRANKLIN, III MAILED OR DELIVERED, A SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE JUDGEMENT BY DEFAULT J. Mark Franklin, III MAY BE ENTERED MCKAY LAWLER AGAINST YOU FOR THE FRANKLIN RELIEF DEMANDED IN & FOREMAN, PLLC THE COMPLAINT. Attorneys at Law You must also file the Post Office Box 2488 original of your Response Ridgeland, Mississippi with the Clerk of this Court 39158-2488 within a reasonable time (601) 572-8778 afterward. POSTED THIS Issued under my hand and April 14, 2010 the seal of said Court, this Publish: 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12 23rd day of April, 2010. (4t) DOT McGEE CLERK OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI CHANCERY COURT COUNTY OF WARREN OF WARREN COUNTY, SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S MISSISSIPPI NOTICE OF SALE DEPUTY CLERK WHEREAS, on July 21, /s/ Denise Bailey 2009, Vicksburg Dental (SEAL) Group, LLC, a Mississippi /s/ Wren C Way limited liability company, WREN C WAY, executed a Deed of Trust to attorney for Plaintiff Peter T. Burns, Trustee, Publish: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12(3t) Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A., Beneficiary, which Deed of SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S Trust is recorded in Book NOTICE OF SALE 1703, commencing at Page WHEREAS, on April 12, 26 of the Record of 2000, Robert Lee Smith and Mortgages and Deeds of Eulanda G. Smith executed Trust on Land, Warren a Deed of Trust to T. Harris County, Mississippi; and Collier, III, Trustee for the WHEREAS, on March 9, benefit of Trustmark National 2010, Britton & Koontz Bank, Bank, as recorded in the N.A., appointed and substioffice of the Chancery Clerk tuted Jim F. Spencer, Jr. as of Warren County, Substituted Trustee in the Mississippi, in Book 1209 place and stead of Peter T. at Page 8; and, Burns, the original trustee of WHEREAS, Trustmark the Deed of Trust, as was its National Bank, the holder of right to do under the terms of said Deed of Trust and the said Deed of Trust, said Note secured thereby, Substitution of Trustee being substituted J. Mark Franklin, recorded in Book 1506, III as Trustee therein, as commencing at Page 720, authorized by the terms Record of Mortgages and thereof, by instrument dated Deeds of Trust on Land, March 25, 2010, and Warren County, Mississippi; recorded in Book 1508 at and Page 27, in the office of the WHEREAS, default having Chancery Clerk aforesaid; been made in the terms and and, conditions of said Deed of WHEREAS, default having Trust and the entire debt been made in the terms and secured having been conditions of said Deed of declared due and payable in Trust, and the entire debt se- accordance with the terms of cured thereby having been said Deed of Trust, and the declared to be due and legal holder of said payable in accordance with indebtedness, Britton & the terms of said Deed of Koontz Bank, N.A., having Trust, and the legal holder of requested the undersigned said indebtedness having Substituted Trustee to requested the undersigned execute the trust and sell Substituted Trustee to exesaid land and property in cute the Trust and sell said accordance with the terms of land and property in accorsaid Deed of Trust for the dance with the terms of said purpose of raising sums due Deed of Trust for the purthereunder together with pose of raising the sums due attorney's fee and expenses thereunder, together with of sale; attorney's fees, Substituted NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Trustee's fees and expenses F. Spencer, Jr., the of sale; undersigned Substituted NOW, THEREFORE, I, the Trustee, will sell during the undersigned J. Mark legal hours (being between Franklin, III, being the Subthe hours of 11:00 a.m. and stituted Trustee, do hereby 4:00 p.m.) on the 27th day give notice that on May 14, of May, 2010, at the west 2010, between 11:00 o'clock door of the Warren County a.m. and 4:00 o'clock p.m., Courthouse, Vicksburg, being the legal hours of sale, Mississippi, for cash to the I will proceed to sell at public highest and best bidder, the outcry, to the highest bidder following described land and for cash, at the West Front property located and being Door of the Warren County situated in the County of Courthouse in Vicksburg, Warren, State of Mississippi State of Mississippi, the and being more particularly following real property described as follows, to-wit: described and conveyed in That certain parcel of land said Deed of Trust, lying and being situated in Section 27, being situated in Warren Township 16 North, Range 3 County, Mississippi, and East, Warren County, being more particularly Mississippi, being described described as follows, to-wit: as the Easternmost 0.46 Part, Sections 5, 6, and 8, acres of that certain tract Township 16 North, Rage 4 conveyed to Robert M. and E, Warren County, Billie P. Abraham by Mississippi, more instrument dated August 23, particularly described as 1990 and recorded in Deed follows: Book 900 at Page 383 of the PARCEL ONE: land records of Warren All of Lot 4 in Warren CounCounty, Mississippi, and bety, Mississippi as shown on ing further described as: Beplat of Mr. Paul M. Polk, a ginning at an iron in the West map of which is filed in the boundary of the Vicksburg office of the Chancery Clerk National Military Park lying of Warren County, 75.16 feet and South 17 Mississippi in the matter of degrees 00 minutes 00 Partition proceeding styled seconds West from the Holston Murphy et al vs. Vicksburg National Military Mattie Thornton et al, being Park Monument #291, run numbered on the Docket of thence West along the North said Court, 16,602, which line of the above mentioned map particularly described Abraham tract, 209.00 feet; said Lot 4 and which lot was thence run South 00 degrees allotted to William Murphy as 01 minutes 42 seconds Grantor by the CommissionWest, 103.60 feet to a point ers appointed by Decree of in the South line of said said Court to make partition Abraham tract; run thence of the property aforesaid, East 177.44 feet to a point in and being part of the same said West park boundary property conveyed to George line; thence with said park M. Murphy et al by deed or line run North 17 degrees 00 record in Deed Book 250 at minutes 00 seconds East, Page 312 of the Land 108.31 feet to the point of Records of Warren County, beginning, containing 0.46 Mississippi. acres, or 20,017.58 square PARCEL TWO: feet. Together with all That part of Section 5 and 8, improvements and Township 16 North, Range 4 appurtenances located East, Warren County, Missis- thereon and together with a sippi, described as follows: perpetual and non-exclusive Beginning at the Southwest easement of ingress and corner of Section 5, Townegress to and from subject ship 16 North, Range 4 East, property located at 1909-A said point also being on the Mission 66, Vicksburg, Mis-

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g g y sissippi to that City of Vicks40 degrees 40 minutes West burg public street shown as along said East right-of-way Mission 66. Said easement line of old U. S. Highway 61, to access that entrance of 130 feet to an iron stake 1909 Mission 66 and along which is the point of beginand across the northern ning,line and being Place your classified ad atthe same boundary of the property land as described in deed located at 1909 Mission 66, from C. B. Boone to Clyde M. Boone dated August 12, Vicksburg, Mississippi. 1952 and recorded in Book I will convey only such title 296, at Page 469 of the Land as is vested in me as Records of Warren County, Substituted Trustee. Mississippi. WITNESS MY SIGNATURE, In the event of errors, please call the very first day this the 30th day of April, I WILL CONVEY only such your ad appears. The Vicksburg Post will notasbeSub2010. title as vested in me /s/ responsible Jim F. Spencer, stituted Trustee.insertion. for Jr. more than one incorrect Jim F. Spencer, Jr., WITNESS MY SIGNATURE Substituted Trustee on this 22nd day of April, Jim F. Spencer, Jr. 2010. (MSB # 7736) J. Gary Massey Watkins No andad Eager SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE will PLLC be deliberately mis-classified. Post Office Box 650 Shapiro & Massey, L.L.P. The Vicksburg classified is the Jackson, Mississippi Post 39205 1910department Lakeland Drive (601) Suite B sole965-1900 judge of the proper classification for each ad. Publish: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26 Jackson, MS 39216 (4t) (601)981-9299 74 Spouts Spring Road SUBSTITUTED TRUSTEE'S Vicksburg, MS 39180 NOTICE OF SALE 08-100276DT WHEREAS, on June 9, Publish: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12(3t) 2000, Catina White executed a certain deed of trust to Emmett James House and Bill R. McLaughlin, Trustee for the benefit of Union Planters Bank, National BABY KITTENS, FREE Association, which deed of to good home. Litter trained, trust is of record in the office 2 months old, females. 601of the Chancery Clerk of 634-1828. Warren County, State of Mississippi in Book 1213 at FREE KITTENS TO good Page 453; and homes. 5 weeks old and litWHEREAS, Union Planters ter box trained. Call 601Bank, N.A., being one and 630-9414. the same as Union Planters FREE LAB PUPPIES. Bank, National Association, Yellow and Blond. Male and has heretofore substituted J. Female. 6 Weeks old. Gary Massey as Trustee by Ready to go. 601-638-7235. instrument dated July 30, 2001 and recorded in the FREE PUPPIES. HALF aforesaid Chancery Clerk's lab/ half chow. The Old Office in Book 1242 at Page Store in Bovina. Monday263; and Saturday, 8:30am- 6pm. WHEREAS, default having 601-636-3630 or 601-415been made in the terms and 9167. conditions of said deed of trust and the entire debt KEEP UP WITH all the losecured thereby having been cal news and sales...Subdeclared to be due and scribe to The Vicksburg payable in accordance with Post TODAY!! Call 601the terms of said deed of 636-4545, Circulation. trust, Regions Bank d/b/a Regions Mortgage, successor by merger to Union Planters Bank, N.A., the legal holder of said indebtedness, having “Credit problems? requested the undersigned No problem!” Substituted Trustee to No way. The Federal execute the trust and sell Trade Commission says said land and property in no company can legally accordance with the terms of remove accurate and timely said deed of trust and for the information from your credit purpose of raising the sums report. Learn about managdue thereunder, together ing credit and debt at with attorney's fees, trustee's fees and expense of sale. A message from NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. The Vicksburg Post Gary Massey, Substituted and the FTC. Trustee in said deed of trust, will on May 19, 2010 offer for sale at public outcry and sell Center For within legal hours (being Pregnancy Choices between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.), at the Free Pregnancy Tests West Door of the County (non-medical facility) Courthouse of Warren Coun· Education on All ty, located at Vicksburg, Options Mississippi, to the highest · Confidential Counand best bidder for cash the seling following described property Call 601-638-2778 situated in Warren County, State of Mississippi, to-wit: for appt Parts of Lots Thirty-nine (39) www.vicksburgpregnanand Forty (40) of A. B. Lee's Subdivision of Lot Seven (7) of Ann R. Ferguson's Subdivision of Lot Eight (8) of S. DESPERATELY SEEKBarfield Subdivision, a plat of ING LADY who witnessed which is recorded in Book wreck on April 19th in the 69, at Page 71 of the Land Druscilla Lane vicinity. Records of Warren County, Please call 601-218-2802. Mississippi, described as beginning at an iron stake on the East right-of-way line EMERGENCY of old U. S. Highway 61, CA$H which point of beginning is the Northwest corner of the BORROW $100.00 lot conveyed to Louis T. and PAYBACK $105.00 Bernice Smith by Clyde M. BEST DEAL IN TOWN Boone dated May 20, 1948 and recorded in Book 269, at VALID CHECKING Page 462 of the Land ACCOUNT REQUIRED Records of Warren County, FOR DETAILS CALL Mississippi, and running thence South 50 degrees 00 601-638-7000 minutes East along the North 9 TO 5 MON.- FRI. line of said Smith tract to an iron stake which is 213 feet from the point of beginning; ENDING HOMELESSthence North 15 degrees 20 NESS. WOMEN with chilminutes West, 220 feet to an dren or without are you in iron stake on the South right- need of shelter? Mountain of-way line of Standard Hill of Faith Ministries/ WomRoad; thence in a westerly en's Restoration Shelter. direction along said right-ofCertain restrictions apply, way line of said road 28 feet 601-661-8990. Life coachto an iron stake on the East ing available by appointright-of-way line of old U. S. ment. Highway 61; thence South




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05. Notices

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

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

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3405 Washington Street Circa 1900, Historic, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Wood Floors, Covered Porches, Large lot with mature trees, Approximately 1700 sq. ft. living area, Zoned C-4 General Commercial, Great price for home, investment, or business in convenient location. $


107 Camden Drive Beautiful home located in a great neighborhood. This home features 3BR, 3BA, bonus room upstairs that could be a 4th bedroom. Beautiful hardwood floors, granite countertops in kitchen, stainless steel appliances. Nice deck in the backyard. The lot next door goes with the house.

David Mitchell 1022 Monroe St. • Vicksburg, MS 39183-2552

103 Pear Orchard Drive 601-636-3116 or 601-415-5548

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06. Lost & Found

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

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

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


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

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

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 FOUND! YELLOW LAB. Has collar. Call to Identify. 601618-8329. 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

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

07. Help Wanted Truck Driver Training With a Difference Job Placement Asst. Day, Night & Refresher Classes Get on the Road NOW! Call 1-888-430-4223 MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124 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.

May Is PATIENT’S CHOICE ServiceMaster by here! Mutter HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE Are636-5630 You Ready For • SOCIAL WORKER • LMSW Preferred Hospice or Home Health Experience Preferred


Great Benefits • Competitive Salary Call Joyce at 601-638-8308 or Fax Resume to: 601-638-8420


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07. Help Wanted

BE YOUR OWN boss! Process medical claims from home on your computer. Call The Federal Trade Commission to find out how to spot medical billing scams. 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from The Vicksburg Post and The FTC.

LANDSCAPE TECHNICIANS NEEDED for growing local company. Call 601750-8322 for details. EOE.

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.


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MOBILE HOME SERVICE technician needed. Valid driver's license, experience in plumbing, electrical and carpentry work. Apply in person only. Magnolia Estates, 1333 Highway 61 South. No phone calls. PART TIME Front Desk clerk and Full-time Night Auditor needed at Best Western. Applications taken 10am-2pm, Monday- Friday. Absolutely no phone calls. QUALITY CONTROL. EARN up to $100 per day! Evaluate retail stores, training provided, no experience required. Call 877-6999772.

Don’t miss a day of The Vicksburg Post! Our ePost now available! Call 601-636-4545, Circulation for details!

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11. Business Opportunities

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

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


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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

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.

11. Business Opportunities

KENMORE 21 CUBIC feet refrigerator. Excellent condition. $150. 601-4150528 or 601-618-1366.

11. Business Opportunities

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

14. Pets & Livestock

Highway 61 South

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.


WE BUY ESTATES. Households and quality goods. Best prices. You call, we haul! 601-415-3121, 601-661-6074.


CAPTAIN JACK'S SHRIMP, headless, frozen. Frog legs. Crawfish. Alligator. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1901 North Frontage Road. 601-638-7001.

600 Jackson Street

Old bottles, old war relics, anything antique. Paying top dollar. Call 601-5292632 or 601-631-1924.


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15. Auction

ServiceMaster by Mutter 601-636-5630 18. Miscellaneous For Sale


Foster a Homeless Pet!

• Ceramic Tile & Grout Cleaning • House Cleaning • Clean & Wax Wood & Vinyl Floors

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

17. Wanted To Buy

11pm - 7am

Apply in Person at: Shady Lawn Health and Rehabilitation 60 Shady Lawn Place M-F 8:30am-4:30pm EOE

14. Pets & Livestock


LPN We offer Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical insurance, PTO & 401K-Plan for full time employees

1911-A Mission 66 • Vicksburg, MS 39180 EOE

• Carpet/Oriental/ Area Rug Cleaning • Furniture/Drapery • Carpet & Fabric Protection

14 KARAT GOLD marquis diamond solitaire with baguette engagement ring, 1 carat total weight. $1650/ set. 601-638-7706. 2001 FLEETWOOD PROWLER Ls-5th wheel 28 Foot with slide out. $7,000 Negotiable. 601-415-0029

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Teachers, stay-at-home parents, college students, nurses. . . they’re all delivering the newspaper in their spare time and earning extra income! It’s easy - and it’s a great way to earn extra cash.

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

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Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

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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


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


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




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No need to go hunting around town to place your garage sale signs...just place an ad in the The Vicksburg Post Classifieds.

Call 601-636-SELL. There’s no easier way to attract customers and make extra cash! 29. Unfurnished Apartments

18. Miscellaneous For Sale RUGER MINI 30, Ranch with scope, folding stock, Hicap magazines. $625. 601638-7706.

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!

TWO UPRIGHT FREEZERS for sale. Call 601-6387216. UNITED BILLIARDS USED POOL TABLE. Includes balls, rack and some cues. $200. 601-415-8817. 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. XMARK LAWN TRACTOR. 23 horse power, 60 inch cut. Needs minor work. Will take best offer. 601638-7144. XXX CORNET, $350. Troybilt Pony tiller, 5 horse power, $350. 601-636-3904.

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

318-574-4572 318-207-6221

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters,

Live Crawfish $1.50/ lb C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

Crawfish Cooking Every Sunday

19. Garage & Yard Sales

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


32. Mobile Homes For Sale

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

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

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



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


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

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

DIRT AND GRAVEL hauled. 8 yard truck. 601638-6740. DJ CONSTRUCTION HANDYMAN- remodelingroofspaintingsidingdoors- windows- floors and much more. Call Donald Jones 281-785-5700 cell. Over 20 years experience. Website- 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.

26. For Rent Or Lease OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT. Wisconsin Avenue. Approximately 400 square feet. High traffic area. $500 month. Call John 601-5297376.

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

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

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

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


JOHN ARNOLD 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.

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

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2150 South Frontage Road

Brian Moore Realty Connie - Owner/ Agent

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

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

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

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By owner- 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath completely remodeled brick home. Bovina area, hardwood & ceramic flooring, new metal roof, approx. 1558 sq. ft. $135,000. For appointment, 601-415-4518

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37. Recreational Vehicles

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles

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

2009 HOLIDAY RAMBLER. 29 foot, 5th wheel, used 4 times, like new. $35,000. Indianola, 662887-4940, 662-540-483.

39. Motorcycles, Bicycles 2003 GOLDWING. Excellent condition, 18,000 miles, lots of extras. $12,500. Call John 601-529-7376.

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Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street

Broker, GRI

601-636-6490 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

2004 HONDA SHADOW SABER. 1100cc, 1 owner, 8700 miles. Excellent condition. $4000. Call Mike 601529-0818. 2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDBI Streetbob. Flat black, Screamin' Eagle package, solo and dual seats, only 11,020 miles. $11,000. 601-415-8572.


Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Check our listings to find the help you need... • Contractors • Electricians • Roofers • Plumbers • Landscapers

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

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36. Farms & Acreage

Big River Realty

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

40. Cars & Trucks '07 CHARGER. 84,000 miles. $9,000. Call 601-4150760. 1997 GMC SAFARI Minivan. 150,000 miles, automatic, A/C. $1900. 601-5291268. 1999 CHEVROLET BLAZER. Green, good condition. $2300. 601-6388960. 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!

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

DAVID A. BREWER 601-631-0065

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

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

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

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415-3333 • 638-1102 • 636-1455

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

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CUSTOMIZED 2000 1600cc Yamaha Roadstar. Looks and runs great. $5500. 601-631-1775 anytime.

Discount for Senior Citizens available

Rely on over 19 years of experience in Real Estate.

No Utility Deposit Required

• Downtown Convenience

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

34. Houses For Sale

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

Ask Us.

33. Commercial Property ✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

• Lake Surrounds Community

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

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

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

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

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

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22. Musical Instruments

34. Houses For Sale

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

24. Business Services

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30. Houses For Rent



Great Location, Hard-Working Staff

601-638-2231 TAKING APPLICATIONS!! On a newly remodeled 3 bedroom, $450. Also 2 bedroom, $425. Both includes refrigerator and stove furnished. $200. Call 601-634-8290

30. Houses For Rent 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.

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SPORTS wednes DAY, may 5, 2010 • SE C TI O N D

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

Eagles take Semifinal series lead

NBA playoffs 8 p.m. TNT - Game 2, San Antonio at Phoenix Lakers, Magic win/D3

PREP BASEBALL PCA hosts Riverfield Friday, 4 p.m. St. Al at Nanih Waiya Friday, 6 p.m. WC at Madison Central Friday, 7 p.m.


6 p.m. ESPN - It’s the rubber game in a series between the National League’s two best teams as St. Louis and Philadelphia meet at Citizens Bank Park.


SIDELINES Nationals promote Strasburg to Triple-A WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg dominated in Double-A. Now it’s time to see what he can do at the next level. The Washington Nationals promoted their No. 1 overall draft pick to TripleA Syracuse on Tuesday, keeping him on pace for a major league debut in the next month or so. “We thought it was time for him to take the next step,” general manager Mike Rizzo said, “get to Triple-A, see more veteran, seasoned hitters, little tighter strike zones, that type of thing, and take the next step in his development.” Strasburg went 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA in five starts with Double-A Harrisburg, striking out an Eastern Leaguehigh 27 and walking six in 22 innings. He ranked first in the league in strikeoutto-walk ratio and strikeouts per nine innings. Even in Strasburg’s one defeat on Sunday, Rizzo said the 21-year-old right-hander’s stuff was “firm and crisp.” “His confidence level is high,” Rizzo said. “He believes he could be pitching in the big leagues right now, and that’s the confidence level we want him to be at. ” Strasburg will make his International League debut Friday.


La. Pick 3: 1-5-6 La. Pick 4: 4-7-6-3 Weekly results: D2

Flashes to face Sacred Heart By Jeff Byrd


Former Vicksburg High and Paris Junior College (Texas) basketball player won the McLemore Cup, the Paris Junior College award for top athlete in all sports. Ammons received also the Don Wilhelm Cup as the MVP for women’s basketball and was named to the all-region and all-conference teams.

prep tennis

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Porters Chapel catcher Kreuz Federick tags Riverfield’s Drew Moore as he flips over him after chasing him up the third-base line during Tuesday’s game at Raiders Stadium in Rayville, La.. More photos/

PCA clips Riverfield By Ernest Bowker

RAYVILLE, La. — Even the best teams need luck on their side now and then. When good fortune fell in Porters Chapel’s lap, it wasn’t too humble to accept. The Eagles took advantage of a two-out error and a fly ball lost in the lights to score three runs in the fifth inning Tuesday, and went on to beat Riverfield 4-2 in Game 1 of the MAIS Class A South State championship series. PCA (18-10) overcame four early errors and an anemic

prep baseball offense to win. Colby Rushing led off the game with a home run, but the Eagles only had two other hits before stringing together three during their fifthinning rally. “I’ve been asking myself that same question since the last pitch, how did we win?” PCA coach Jerry Bourne said. “That’s a game (in which) we had to overcome a lot of mistakes. Hats off to our guys and to Riverfield. A couple of breaks went our way that didn’t go theirs.” The victory was PCA’s

13th in a row in the playoffs, and moved the defending Class A champion within a win of a return trip to the finals. Game 2 and, if necessary, 3 of the best-of-three series will be Friday beginning at 4 p.m. in Vicksburg. PCA has not lost a state semifinal series in six previous trips, and is seeking its sixth appearance in the Class A finals in 10 years. “It’s been a goal of ours all season. Right now we don’t have the series won. Trinity thought they had them beat last week and they came back,” Bourne said. So did PCA — again. For the ninth time during their

13-game playoff winning streak, the Eagles scored the winning run in the fifth inning or later. Trailing 2-1 in the fifth inning, Rushing came to the plate with two outs and a runner on first. He hit a grounder toward third that hit the grass in front of the basepath and over the glove of Riverfield’s Kyle Booth. Montana McDaniel followed with a base hit to left field that brought in Cameron Upton with the tying run. The next batter, John Michael Harris, lofted what should have been an easy See PCA, Page D3.

Sacred Heart has won the past two Class 1A team tennis titles. St. Aloysius tennis coach Rick Shields said, however, that the Hattiesburg school is pretty concerned about Friday’s Class 1A semifinal. “I’ve heard their coach has been calling the coach at Cathedral trying to figure out what kind of lineup we will use. But they don’t know. We used two different lineups and beat Cathedral both times. One was 4-3 and the last one was 5-2,” Shields said. The 5-2 win came in the 1A quarterfinals, which advanced the Flashes (12-2) to the state semifinals. Sacred Heart will host the seven-match semifinal on Friday morning at 8:30 at the Hattiesburg Racquet Club. “I think what you have between us and Sacred Heart is the two best teams in 1A meeting in the semifinal. We’ve already beaten one of the two finalists in the north in Greenville St. Joe, 5-2, this year,” Shields said. “I know Sacred Heart is tough. They’ve won it two years in a row. They are really strong with their boys. But I think we have a good chance to pull it off. Our best hope is for our girls to pull out their matches and then steal one in either mixed or a boys doubles match. That’s why I’ve been studying a lot of lineups.” St. Aloysius has made big strides this season under Shields, who played tennis at Alcorn State and was Warren Central’s tennis coach for several years. “We’ve got a lot of good young players and they came on during the past See Flashes, Page D3.

Nationals snap Braves’ streak By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Livan Hernandez needed 41 pitches to get through the first inning. Ryan Zimmerman went 0-for-4. The right fielder and shortstop committed ugly errors. But these are the 2010 Washington Nationals, who are actually in the neighborhood of first place in the NL East. Hernandez persevered to keep his ERA under 1.00. Every starting position player except Zimmerman got a hit. The right fielder made up for his error with a diving catch that saved a run, and the shortstop atoned for his miscue by hitting a home run. Hernandez allowed two runs — one earned — while throwing a season-high 123 pitches over a season-low 5 1-3 innings Tuesday night as the Nationals moved back to two games above .500 (1412) with a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves. “It’s goes back to finding

mlb ways to win,” said Josh Willingham, who hit one of three solo homers for the Nationals. “Last year, it seemed like sometimes we found ways to lose.” Hernandez (4-1), the 35-year-old right-hander with the rubber arm, walked five and watched his ERA scoot from 0.87 all the way to 0.99 because of a solo home run by rookie Jason Heyward in the fourth. Not bad considering that the first inning seemed to take half the night. “That inning defines Livan Hernandez, basically,” said Ian Desmond, who had the error-and-homer night for Washington. “He was in trouble, he stayed calm, he kept on making his pitches and worked his way out of it. That’s what he does every time.” Adam Dunn added a solo homer as the Nationals snapped Atlanta’s threegame winning streak and handed the Braves their

eighth straight road loss, the franchise’s longest road skid since 1996. Heyward remains hot, but the rest of the lineup could only marvel at Hernandez. “He threw 150 pitches and he didn’t even break a sweat,” Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones said. “I’ll say this about Livan, the repertoire might not blow your mind, but that guy knows how to pitch. He changes speeds on every single pitch that he has.” Braves starter Kenshin Kawakami (0-5), seeking his first win since Aug. 31, allowed three runs and seven hits over five innings. He was bothered by a blister on his right foot, but he said that wasn’t the problem. “It’s the way I’m pitching,” Kawakami said through an interpreter, “and I’m not pitching right now, getting into a good rhythm — that’s pathetic right now.” Heyward remains the See Braves, Page D3.

The associated press

Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward heads for home plate after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals Tuesday. The Nationals won 6-3.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL 6 p.m. ESPN - St. Louis at Philadelphia NBA PLAYOFFS 8 p.m. TNT - Game 2, San Antonio at Phoenix NHL PLAYOFFS 6 p.m. Versus - Game 3, Boston at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. Versus - Game 3, Chicago at Vancouver SOCCER 6 p.m. ESPN2 - MLS, Kansas City at D.C. United




from staff & AP reports

BASEBALL Tigers’ broadcaster Harwell dies at 92 DETROIT — The Detroit Tigers say longtime broadcaster Ernie Harwell has died. He was 92. Harwell called Tigers games for more than four decades and was one of Michigan’s most beloved sports figures. Spokesman Brian Britten said Tuesday that the team learned about Harwell’s death from his agent. Harwell announced in September that he had been diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the bile duct.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL Calipari may get raise from Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky coach John Calipari could be in line for a raise. Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said the university and Calipari have started talks on a new deal that would keep the coach with the Wildcats for the rest of his career. Barnhart’s comments came just hours after reports surfaced linking Calipari and the coaching vacancy with the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, who fired Vinny Del Negro.

NFL Bengals may pick up Pacman CINCINNATI — Cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones got a second look from the Cincinnati Bengals, an indication that the team with a history of trying to rehabilitate troubled players might be considering its next project.

Saints bring back P.J. Hill METAIRIE, La. — Running back P.J. Hill is returning to the New Orleans Saints. The Saints say they claimed Hill off of waivers from the Washington Redskins Tuesday afternoon. Hill is a 5-foot-10, 218pound second-year pro out of Wisconsin. He began his NFL career as an undrafted free-agent with the Saints. After scoring three touchdowns in the 2009 preseason, he spent six weeks on the Saints’ practice squad.

NBA Suns become ‘Los Suns’ PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, “to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation.” The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law “misguided.”


BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 5 1904 — Cy Young of the Red Sox pitches a perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics, beating Rube Waddell 3-0. 1973 — Secretariat, ridden by Ron Turcotte, wins the Kentucky Derby with a record time of 1:59.2. Secretariat beats Sham by 2 1/2 lengths and goes on to win the Triple Crown. 1978 — Pete Rose of the Reds becomes the 14th player with 3,000 hits, singling in the fifth inning against Montreal’s Steve Rogers at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium. 2004 — Mike Piazza sets a major league mark for homers as a catcher, hitting No. 352, in the New York Mets’ 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

American League East Division

W Tampa Bay....................19 New York.......................18 Toronto..........................15 Boston...........................13 Baltimore.......................7

L 7 8 13 14 20

Pct GB .731 — .692 1 .536 5 .481 6 1/2 .259 12 1/2

Central Division

W Minnesota......................18 Detroit............................16 Chicago.........................11 Kansas City...................11 Cleveland.......................10

L 9 12 16 16 16

Pct .667 .571 .407 .407 .385

GB — 2 1/2 7 7 7 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB Texas.............................14 13 .519 — Oakland.........................14 14 .500 1/2 Los Angeles..................12 16 .429 2 1/2 Seattle...........................11 15 .423 2 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 4, Baltimore 1 Toronto 8, Cleveland 5 Boston 5, L.A. Angels 1 Minnesota 4, Detroit 3 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 2 Oakland 7, Texas 6 Tampa Bay 5, Seattle 2 Today’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), 6:10 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. Thursday’s Games L.A. Angels (Kazmir 2-1) at Boston (Matsuzaka 0-1), 6:10 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 2-1) at Texas (Harrison 1-1), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 1-2) at Minnesota (Pavano 3-2), 7:10 p.m. Toronto (Eveland 2-1) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 3-0), 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 1-0) at Seattle (RowlandSmith 0-1), 9:10 p.m.

National League East Division

W Philadelphia...................15 New York.......................15 Washington....................14 Florida............................13 Atlanta...........................11

L 11 12 12 13 15

Central Division

W St. Louis........................18 Chicago.........................13 Cincinnati.......................13 Milwaukee......................11 Pittsburgh......................11 Houston.........................8

L 9 14 14 15 15 18

Pct .577 .556 .538 .500 .423

GB — 1/2 1 2 4

Pct .667 .481 .481 .423 .423 .308

GB — 5 5 6 1/2 6 1/2 9 1/2

West Division

W L Pct GB San Diego.....................17 10 .630 — San Francisco...............15 10 .600 1 Arizona..........................13 14 .481 4 Colorado........................13 14 .481 4 Los Angeles..................11 15 .423 5 1/2 ——— Tuesday’s Games Washington 6, Atlanta 3 Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 2 Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1, 9 innings N.Y. Mets 5, Cincinnati 4 San Francisco 9, Florida 6, 12 innings Arizona 1, Houston 0 San Diego 3, Colorado 2 Milwaukee 11, L.A. Dodgers 6 Today’s Games N.Y. Mets (Niese 1-1) at Cincinnati (Cueto 1-1), 11:35 a.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. Thursday’s Games St. Louis (Lohse 0-1) at Philadelphia (Halladay 5-1), 1:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-1) at Washington (Olsen 2-1), 6:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 3-0) at Pittsburgh (Duke 2-3), 6:05 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 1-1) at Florida (Nolasco 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Haren 3-1) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Bush 1-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Ely 0-1), 9:10 p.m. 9


G AJackson Det.................. 27 Cano NYY....................... 26 Longoria TB..................... 26 MiCabrera Det................. 28 Morneau Min................... 25 Gardner NYY................... 24 Mauer Min....................... 22 FGutierrez Sea................ 26 Guerrero Tex................... 26 Podsednik KC................. 25

AB 117 101 99 110 94 78 84 101 98 98

R 23 23 25 17 20 21 13 10 13 12

H 44 38 36 39 33 27 29 34 33 32

Pct. .376 .376 .364 .355 .351 .346 .345 .337 .337 .327

BATTING—AJackson, Detroit, .376; Cano, New York, .376; Longoria, Tampa Bay, .364; MiCabrera, Detroit, .355; Morneau, Minnesota, .351; Gardner, New York, .346; Mauer, Minnesota, .345. RUNS—Longoria, Tampa Bay, 25; Cano, New York, 23; AJackson, Detroit, 23; VWells, Toronto, 22; Youkilis, Boston, 22; Damon, Detroit, 21; Gardner, New York, 21. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; Konerko, Chicago, 24; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 22; CPena, Tampa Bay, 22; Cano, New York, 21; Cuddyer, Minnesota, 21; JGuillen, Kansas City, 21; Pedroia, Boston, 21; VWells, Toronto, 21. HITS—AJackson, Detroit, 44; MiCabrera, Detroit, 39; Cano, New York, 38; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 36; Butler, Kansas City, 35; Jeter, New York, 35; ISuzuki, Seattle, 35. DOUBLES—VWells, Toronto, 12; MiCabrera, Detroit, 11; AleGonzalez, Toronto, 11; Hunter, Los Angeles, 11; Inge, Detroit, 11; Markakis, Baltimore, 11; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 10; Damon, Detroit, 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; JGuillen, Kansas City, 8; AnJones, Chicago, 8; VWells, Toronto, 8; Wigginton, Baltimore, 8. STOLEN BASES—Pierre, Chicago, 14; Gardner, New York, 12; RDavis, Oakland, 11; Andrus, Texas, 10; Podsednik, Kansas City, 9; Rios, Chicago, 9; Crawford, Tampa Bay, 7; Figgins, Seattle, 7. PITCHING —AJBurnett, New York, 4-0; JShields, Tampa Bay, 4-0; Liriano, Minnesota, 4-0; Sabathia,

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New York, 4-1; Garza, Tampa Bay, 4-1; Janssen, Toronto, 3-0; Danks, Chicago, 3-0. STRIKEOUTS—JShields, Tampa Bay, 43; JerWeaver, Los Angeles, 40; RRomero, Toronto, 40; CLewis, Texas, 38; Lester, Boston, 37; FHernandez, Seattle, 36; Liriano, Minnesota, 36. SAVES—Aardsma, Seattle, 8; Gregg, Toronto, 7; Papelbon, Boston, 7; MRivera, New York, 7; Soria, Kansas City, 7; Valverde, Detroit, 7; RSoriano, Tampa Bay, 7; Rauch, Minnesota, 7.


G Ethier LAD....................... 24 Freese StL....................... 24 Theriot ChC..................... 26 Braun Mil......................... 26 Werth Phi........................ 26 Byrd ChC......................... 26 Fukudome ChC............... 27 Prado Atl......................... 26 Sandoval SF.................... 25 BMolina SF...................... 20

AB 89 86 115 104 92 102 74 104 101 72

R 17 9 18 22 21 16 14 16 14 13

H 32 31 41 37 32 35 25 35 34 24

Pct. .360 .360 .357 .356 .348 .343 .338 .337 .337 .333

BATTING—Ethier, Los Angeles, .360; Freese, St. Louis, .360; Theriot, Chicago, .357; Braun, Milwaukee, .356; Werth, Philadelphia, .348; Byrd, Chicago, .343; Fukudome, Chicago, .338. RUNS—Utley, Philadelphia, 25; Kemp, Los Angeles, 24; Braun, Milwaukee, 22; Maybin, Florida, 22; Reynolds, Arizona, 22; JUpton, Arizona, 21; Werth, Philadelphia, 21. RBI—Ethier, Los Angeles, 26; Cantu, Florida, 25; Heyward, Atlanta, 24; Pujols, St. Louis, 24; Reynolds, Arizona, 24; CYoung, Arizona, 24; Braun, Milwaukee, 23. HITS—Theriot, Chicago, 41; Braun, Milwaukee, 37; Loney, Los Angeles, 36; Byrd, Chicago, 35; Prado, Atlanta, 35; Pujols, St. Louis, 34; Sandoval, San Francisco, 34. DOUBLES—Werth, Philadelphia, 13; Byrd, Chicago, 10; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 10; Zimmerman, Washington, 10; AdLaRoche, Arizona, 9; Loney, Los Angeles, 9; Prado, Atlanta, 9; Pujols, St. Louis, 9. TRIPLES—Morgan, Washington, 5; Bay, New York, 3; SDrew, Arizona, 3; AEscobar, Milwaukee, 3; Fowler, Colorado, 3; Venable, San Diego, 3; 11 tied at 2. HOME RUNS—Ethier, Los Angeles, 9; KJohnson, Arizona, 9; Reynolds, Arizona, 9; Heyward, Atlanta, 8; Utley, Philadelphia, 8; Barajas, New York, 7; Kemp, Los Angeles, 7; Pujols, St. Louis, 7; ASoriano, Chicago, 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; Carpenter, St. Louis, 4-0; Lincecum, San Francisco, 4-0; Zito, San Francisco, 4-0; Pelfrey, New York, 4-1; LHernandez, Washington, 4-1. STRIKEOUTS—Lincecum, San Francisco, 56; Hamels, Philadelphia, 44; Jimenez, Colorado, 44; JoJohnson, Florida, 42; Haren, Arizona, 41; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 40; Halladay, Philadelphia, 39; Dempster, Chicago, 39; Carpenter, St. Louis, 39. SAVES—Capps, Washington, 11; Cordero, Cincinnati, 9; Franklin, St. Louis, 7; Bell, San Diego, 7; Qualls, Arizona, 6; Lindstrom, Houston, 6; 7 tied at 4.


Atlanta Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi McLoth cf 4 1 1 0 Morgan cf 4 0 1 0 Prado 2b 5 0 0 0 CGzmn 2b 4 0 2 1 C.Jones 3b 4 1 2 0 AKndy 1b 0 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 2 1 Zmrmn 3b 4 0 0 0 Glaus 1b 4 0 0 1 A.Dunn 1b 3 1 1 1 Heywrd rf 2 1 2 1 Tavers pr 0 1 0 0 MeCarr lf 4 0 0 0 Batista p 0 0 0 0 Infante ss 4 0 0 0 WHarrs rf 0 0 0 0 Kawkm p 2 0 1 0 Wlngh lf 3 1 1 1 Conrad ph 0 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 AlGnzlz 2b 0 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 IRdrgz c 4 1 2 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0 Berndn lf 4 0 2 1 JChavz p 0 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 4 1 2 2 LHrndz p 1 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 Maxwll rf 1 1 0 0 Capps p 0 0 0 0 Totals 34 3 8 3 Totals 32 6 11 6 Atlanta......................................100 100 001 — 3 Washington..............................020 011 11x — 6 E—Bernadina (1), Desmond (4). DP—Atlanta 1, Washington 1. LOB—Atlanta 11, Washington 6. 2B—McLouth (3), C.Jones (5). HR—Heyward (8), A.Dunn (5), Willingham (4), Desmond (2). SB— Conrad (1). CS—C.Guzman (1). S—Alb.Gonzalez, L.Hernandez. SF—Glaus. IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta Kawakami L,0-5 5 7 3 3 0 1 O’Flaherty 1 1 1 1 0 0 Venters 1 1 1 1 1 0 J.Chavez 1 2 1 1 1 2 Washington L.Hernandez W,4-1 5 1-3 5 2 1 5 1 S.Burnett H,4 1 1 0 0 0 2 Clippard H,7 1 2-3 1 0 0 0 2 Batista 1-3 1 1 1 1 0 Capps S,11-11 2-3 0 0 0 0 0 WP—Batista. Umpires—Home, Mike Reilly; First, Eric Cooper; Second, Bill Miller; Third, Chad Fairchild. T—3:06. A—17,098 (41,546).

minor league baseball Southern League North Division

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

L 7 11 13 13 18

South Division

Pct. .720 .577 .480 .480 .280

W L Pct. Jacksonville (Marlins)....16 9 .640 Montgomery (Rays).......15 10 .600 Mississippi (Braves)...12 13 .480 Mobile (Diamondbacks).12 13 .480 Bham (White Sox).........6 18 .250 ——— Tuesday’s Games West Tenn 13, Huntsville 2 Montgomery 6, Jacksonville 5, 10 innings Today’s Games Jacksonville at Montgomery, 10:35 a.m. Birmingham at Mississippi, 11:05 a.m. West Tenn at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Chattanooga at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Tennessee, 6:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Mobile at Tennessee, 4:30 p.m., 1st game West Tenn at Huntsville, 7 p.m. Birmingham at Mississippi, 7:05 p.m. Jacksonville at Montgomery, 7:05 p.m. Chattanooga at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Mobile at Tennessee, 7 p.m., 2nd game

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GB — 3 1/2 6 6 11 GB — 1 4 4 9 1/2

college baseball

Nowitzki, DAL.............................. 58 James, CLE................................. 74 Richardson, PHX......................... 59

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


Team Overall SEC Arkansas........................35-10............................14-7 Ole Miss.......................33-13............................14-7 Auburn...........................30-15............................12-9 LSU................................33-13..........................11-10 Alabama........................28-17............................9-12 Mississippi St..............20-24............................5-16 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Jackson State 3, Miss State 1 Florida vs. Bethune-Cookman, ppd LSU 9, Southeastern Louisiana 5 Today’s Games Winthrop at South Carolina, 6 p.m. So. Miss vs. Miss. State, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Tennessee at Georgia, 5:30 p.m. South Carolina at Kentucky, 6 p.m. Mississippi St. at Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Alabama, 6:35 p.m. Arkansas at Ole Miss, 7 p.m. Vanderbilt at LSU, 7 p.m. ———

Conference USA Team Overall C-USA Rice...............................27-16............................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............................27-19..............................6-9 UAB...............................22-20..............................6-9 Houston.........................19-24..............................6-9 Central Florida...............28-19............................7-11 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Rice 16, Texas State 2 UCF 14, Florida Atlantic 3 Tulane 8, Louisiana-Monroe 5 Today’s Games So. Miss vs. Miss. State, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Rice, 6:30 p.m. Thursday’s Games No games scheduled Friday’s Games Rice at Marshall, 1:05 p.m. East Carolina at Southern Miss, 6:30 p.m. Tulane at Houston, 6:30 p.m. UAB at Memphis, 6:30 p.m.

Mississippi college schedule

Monday’s Game Valdosta St. 5, Delta St. 4 Tuesday’s Games Jackson St. 3, Mississippi St. 1 Today’s Games Southern at Alcorn St., 6 p.m. Southern Miss vs. Miss. State, at Pearl, 6:30 p.m.


Porters Chapel 100 030 0 — 4 7 4 Riverfield 110 000 0 — 2 6 2 WP-Montana McDaniel (6-3). LP-Corbin Cater. HR-Colby Rushing (PC). 3B-John Michael Harris (PC), Brad Rogers (R). Multiple hits-Rushing (PC) 2, Cameron Upton (PC) 2, Rogers (R) 2.


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 Tuesday’s Games Orlando 114, Atlanta 71, Orlando leads series 1-0 L.A. Lakers 111, Utah 103, L.A. Lakers leads series 2-0 Today’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.



G Wade, MIA....................... 5 James, CLE...................... 7 Anthony, DEN.................. 6 Rose, CHI......................... 5 Nowitzki, DAL................... 6 Bryant, LAL...................... 8 Durant, OKC..................... 6 Williams, UTA................... 8 Richardson, PHX.............. 7 Nelson, ORL..................... 5 Boozer, UTA..................... 8 Stoudemire, PHX............. 7 Westbrook, OKC.............. 6 Billups, DEN..................... 6 Ginobili, SAN.................... 7 Butler, DAL....................... 6 Johnson, ATL................... 8 Gasol, LAL....................... 8 Aldridge, POR.................. 6 R. Allen, BOS................... 7

FG 62 74 64 57 58 71 43 54 59 38 78 55 43 37 44 43 64 57 40 47

FG Percentage

FG Thomas, CHA.............................. 15 Bynum, LAL................................. 42 Millsap, UTA................................ 59 Howard, ORL.............................. 21 Wade, MIA.................................. 62 Gasol, LAL.................................. 57 Boozer, UTA................................ 78

FT 27 54 50 18 40 48 54 69 25 23 17 36 32 37 40 25 22 41 33 15

PTS AVG 166 33.2 218 31.1 184 30.7 134 26.8 160 26.7 202 25.3 150 25.0 194 24.3 168 24.0 114 22.8 173 21.6 146 20.9 123 20.5 122 20.3 141 20.1 118 19.7 156 19.5 155 19.4 114 19.0 133 19.0

FGA 24 71 102 37 110 103 141

PCT .625 .592 .578 .568 .564 .553 .553

106 .547 136 .544 109 .541


G OFF DEF TOT AVG Noah, CHI........................ 5 20 45 65 13.0 Boozer, UTA..................... 8 26 78 104 13.0 Gasol, LAL....................... 8 28 72 100 12.5 Camby, POR.................... 6 16 44 60 10.0 Millsap, UTA..................... 8 28 51 79 9.9 Howard, ORL................... 5 16 33 49 9.8 Bynum, LAL...................... 8 23 55 78 9.8 Duncan, SAN................... 7 20 48 68 9.7 Horford, ATL..................... 8 22 53 75 9.4 Garnett, BOS.................... 6 10 45 55 9.2


G Rondo, BOS................................. 7 Williams, UTA............................... 8 Nash, PHX................................... 7 James, CLE.................................. 7 Rose, CHI..................................... 5 Kidd, DAL..................................... 6 Wade, MIA................................... 5 Billups, DEN................................. 6 Westbrook, OKC.......................... 6

AST AVG 82 11.7 85 10.6 69 9.9 52 7.4 36 7.2 42 7.0 34 6.8 38 6.3 36 6.0


ATLANTA (71) M.Williams 4-10 0-0 8, Jos.Smith 7-14 0-1 14, Horford 1-7 2-2 4, Bibby 1-5 0-0 2, J.Johnson 4-11 2-4 10, Collins 1-2 0-0 2, Crawford 1-11 3-3 5, Evans 2-5 0-0 4, J. Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Pachulia 3-6 6-8 12, Teague 3-9 0-0 8, West 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-81 13-18 71. ORLANDO (114) Barnes 0-2 4-4 4, Lewis 4-9 0-0 9, Howard 8-10 5-10 21, Nelson 8-12 0-0 19, Carter 7-16 5-5 20, Redick 4-9 0-2 10, J.Williams 1-5 0-0 2, Anderson 2-4 0-0 4, Pietrus 3-6 0-0 8, Gortat 4-6 1-1 9, Bass 2-3 2-2 6, A.Johnson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 44-84 17-24 114. Atlanta 23 10 11 27 — 71 Orlando 25 28 32 29 — 114 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 2-13 (Teague 2-4, Evans 0-1, Bibby 0-2, Crawford 0-2, J.Johnson 0-4), Orlando 9-23 (Nelson 3-5, Pietrus 2-3, Redick 2-5, Carter 1-2, Lewis 1-4, Barnes 0-1, A.Johnson 0-1, J.Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Atlanta 44 (J.Johnson, Pachulia 7), Orlando 61 (Howard 12). Assists—Atlanta 12 (J.Johnson, Bibby 3), Orlando 23 (Nelson 5). Total Fouls— Atlanta 24, Orlando 17. A—17,461 (17,461).

LAKERS 111, JAZZ 103

UTAH (103) Miles 6-15 6-6 20, Boozer 9-21 2-3 20, Fesenko 1-7 0-4 2, Williams 4-16 5-6 15, Matthews 5-11 0-1 14, Millsap 10-17 6-8 26, Korver 2-5 0-0 4, Price 0-2 0-0 0, Koufos 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-96 19-28 103. L.A. LAKERS (111) Artest 7-17 1-2 16, Gasol 7-11 8-10 22, Bynum 7-9 3-5 17, Fisher 1-4 2-4 5, Bryant 10-22 10-11 30, Odom 4-4 3-4 11, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Farmar 2-6 0-0 6, Powell 0-0 0-0 0, Walton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 40-79 27-36 111. Utah 23 23 31 26 — 103 L.A. Lakers 27 31 29 24 — 111 3-Point Goals—Utah 8-19 (Matthews 4-6, Williams 2-6, Miles 2-6, Korver 0-1), L.A. Lakers 4-17 (Farmar 2-4, Fisher 1-3, Artest 1-7, Walton 0-1, Brown 0-1, Bryant 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Utah 49 (Boozer 12), L.A. Lakers 66 (Gasol, Odom 15). Assists—Utah 27 (Williams 9), L.A. Lakers 26 (Bryant 8). Total Fouls—Utah 28, L.A. Lakers 21. Technicals—Boozer, Bryant, Gasol. A—18,997 (18,997).

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 Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 Tuesday’s Games Pittsburgh 2, Montreal 0, Pittsburgh leads series 2-1 San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT, San Jose leads series 3-0 Today’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

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: 1-5-6 La. Pick 4: 4-7-6-3 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

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Lakers come up big against Jazz By The Associated Press At a lanky 6-foot-10, Lamar Odom only looks small when standing next to 7-footers Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, his teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers’ fearsome front line. All three big men are looming larger than California redwoods for the Utah Jazz, who might have an insurmountable problem in this secondround playoff series. Gasol had 22 points and 15 rebounds, Andrew Bynum added 17 points and 14 rebounds and the Lakers ruthlessly exploited their size advantages for a 111-103 victory over the Jazz on Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 series lead. Kobe Bryant also scored 30 points for the defending NBA champions, who moved halfway to the Western Conference finals with another dominant low-post game. With 64 points in the paint, a 58-40 rebounding advantage and 13 blocked shots, the Lakers maintained a mediumsized lead throughout the second half of a disjointed, foul-choked game that lasted more than 21⁄2 hours. “I think the talent and the will is there, as far as us three,” said Odom, who had 11 points and 15 rebounds. “We keep going after it. When you see us crash the boards like that, most likely we’ll win the ballgame.” Although the win included little flash, the Lakers didn’t mind skipping showtime for their 16th straight win over the Jazz at Staples Center. Los Angeles also is 40-1 in franchise history after winning the first two games of a seven-

aggressive.” Paul Millsap had 26 points and 11 rebounds, with the undersized power forward single-handedly keeping the Jazz in the game at times. C.J. Miles added 20 points for Utah, which will get three days off to plot another way to counter the Lakers’ obvious advantages down low. But without injured big men Mehmet Okur and Andrei Kirilenko, the Jazz acknowledge they probably don’t have the big bodies necessary to contend with the Lakers’ height and sophisticated inside play. “Their rebounding tonight was just something we could not handle,” Utah coach Jerry Sloan said. “I don’t like to use the word ‘disheartening.’ I thought our guys played extremely hard to try and stay in the ballgame.”

Magic 114, Hawks 71

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dunks during the Game 2 against the Utah Jazz in Los Angeles, Tuesday. The Lakers won 111-103.

nba playoffs game series. Game 3 is Saturday night in Salt Lake City. “They played extremely, extremely well,” Bryant said of his big men. “Pau and Andrew, their work on the boards tonight was sensational. Lamar coming off the bench with 15 rebounds was just incredible. We really did a great job, and aside from scoring, the big fellas, obviously rebounding and controlling

the paint.” For the third straight postseason, the Lakers have a 2-0 series lead over the Jazz after consecutive wins at Staples Center, where Utah has lost 16 straight games — including eight in the playoffs. “We’re not going to be frustrated,” said Carlos Boozer, who had 20 points and 12 rebounds. “We’re not going to get demoralized. We’re not going to back down. We’re going to keep fighting, keep attacking and stay

Dwight Howard had 21 points and 12 rebounds in one of the most crushing playoff wins in Magic history, a rout of Atlanta in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Howard added five blocks and avoided the fouls and frustration that overwhelmed him in the first round, helping the Magic go ahead by as many as 46 points. Vince Carter finished with 20 points as Orlando showed no signs of rust after an eight-day layoff. Josh Smith scored 14 points and Zaza Pachulia had 12 for a Hawks team that had little playoff poise. Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Thursday night in Orlando, and Atlanta will have to find some way to rally from an embarrassing defeat.

Ruiz sinks Cardinals in extras By The Associated Press

Royals 7, White Sox 2

For a guy who hadn’t gone deep this season, Carlos Ruiz took a couple powerful swings in the same at-bat. Fortunately for him, one of the balls he hit stayed fair. Ruiz hit a leadoff home run in the 10th inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 Tuesday night after another fan ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park. The interloper may have ruined Cole Hamels’ rhythm. The Phillies starter was cruising to that point, taking a six-hitter into the ninth. But after the man ran on the field, Hamels quickly allowed consecutive doubles to David Freese and Yadier Molina to tie the game. Jose Contreras (2-1) pitched a scoreless inning to earn the win.

Jose Guillen hit a two-run homer and Luke Hochevar pitched six sharp innings for Kansas City. Mike Aviles had three hits, including a solo homer in the ninth, and Scott Podsednik had two hits, including an RBI triple against his former team, for the Royals, who had 16 hits.

Red Sox 5, Angels 1 Jeremy Hermida’s basesloaded double broke an eighthinning tie, and Jon Lester pitched eight innings of fivehit ball to lead Boston.

Yankees 4, Orioles 1 New York’s A.J. Burnett outpitched Brian Matusz again and Joba Chamberlain closed out Baltimore for the second straight night.

Pirates 3, Cubs 2

Blue Jays 8, Indians 5

Ryan Church’s two-run homer put Pittsburgh ahead in the sixth inning, Andy LaRoche added a solo shot.

Mets 5, Reds 4 Rod Barajas hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth to rally New York after Cincinnati had caught up with a homer of its own that was upheld after a review.

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St. Louis Cardinals’ Joe Mather, bottom, slides to break up a double play attempt by Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley Tuesday. Philadelphia won 2-1.


Giants 9, Marlins 6

innings for Arizona.

Ryan Braun had a three-run double — all in a nine-run second inning for Milwaukee.

Aubrey Huff hit a two-run single to break a tie in the 12th inning, and San Francisco earned the seesaw victory.

Padres 3, Rockies 2

Twins 4, Tigers 3

Chase Headley singled in the winning run in the ninth inning for San Diego.

J.J. Hardy saved a run with a brilliant defensive play at shortstop in the top of the ninth, then tripled and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom half.

D-backs 1, Astros 0 Justin Upton homered and Ian Kennedy pitched 62⁄3 solid

Brewers 11, Dodgers 6 Prince Fielder and Gregg Zaun hit two-run homers and

Jose Bautista homered for the second straight game and Toronto benefited from nine walks. Bautista’s tworun homer in the fourth was his sixth of the season for the Blue Jays, who have homered 14 times

Athletics 7, Rangers 6 Ryan Sweeney drove in a career-high five runs on three hits, including a home run, for Oakland, which used six pitchers.

Rays 5, Mariners 2 James Shields won his fourth consecutive start while striking out 10, and Evan Longoria homered again for Tampa Bay.

Jackson State stuns Bulldogs at Trustmark From staff reports Mississippi State saw its losing streak reach seven games Tuesday night as the Bulldogs dropped a 3-1 decision to Jackson State at Trustmark Park. Jackson State snapped a 23-game losing streak in this battle between instate rivals. JSU won for only the eighth time ever against the Bulldogs and first time since 1992. The Tigers won their 10th

college baseball straight this season to move to 29-13, while the Bulldogs fell to 20-24. M-State actually took an 18-2 victory when the teams met April 6 at Dudy Noble Field. The Bulldogs pounded out 17 hits in the earlier victory but only managed three hits Tuesday. JSU scored its first run in the

third inning. The Bulldogs tied things on Connor Powers’ 13th home run of the season in the sixth inning. Powers is now tied for fourth all-time with 51 home runs and tied for seventh all-time with 199 RBIs. JSU then won the contest with a pair of unearned runs in the home half of the sixth inning. The lack of offense made a tough-luck loser of Kendall Graveman (2-3). The freshman righthander threw the squad’s

second complete game of the season. Graveman allowed six hits and three runs (one earned), with no walks and three strikeouts.

LSU 9, SE Louisiana 5 Homers by right fielder Mikie Mahtook and first baseman Blake Dean erased a 5-4 deficit in the sixth inning and powered No. 15 LSU (33-13) to a victory over Southeastern Louisiana at Alex Box Stadium.

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Riverfield’s Jason Jarrette, right, attempts to slide under Porters Chapel’s Cameron Upton (16) during Tuesday’s game at Raiders Stadium in Rayville, La. PCA won 4-2.

PCA Continued from Page D1. fly ball to center. Riverfield’s Kyle King and Dakota Moss both lost the ball in the lights, however. It fell between them and rolled to the fence as Harris motored to third for a two-run triple. “When I hit first base I knew he couldn’t see it,” Harris said. Riverfield assistant coach Gary Cater said the two outfielders lost the ball against the dusky sky, something that has happened a couple of times this season. “At a certain time of day the sky is purplish and it’s hard to see. It was that time of day. It’s happened before,” Cater said. McDaniel, now holding a 4-2 lead, shook off a rough start to finish strong. He allowed one walk and one hit over the last three innings and retired 10 of the last 12 batters he

faced. He got three straight ground outs in the seventh inning to finish it. McDaniel allowed six hits in the game, struck out three and walked two. Logan Moore got an RBI single off him in the first inning and Brad Rogers tripled and scored on a double steal in the second to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead. They only got two runners past second base after that, though. It was a stunning turn of events for a team that averages nearly 11 runs per game and lost for just the third time in 28 games. In its three losses Riverfield has scored a total of five runs. “I thought we would be in the right frame of mind when we got here today. We just were not our usual self at the plate,” Riverfield assistant coach Stuart King said.

Flashes Continued from Page D1. summer,” Shields said. One of those has been eighth grader Austin Mathis. “He’s going to be a dynamo,” Shields said. Mathis gave Vicksburg High’s Donald Brown a tough, two-set match at last month’s Julie Abraham Tournament, taking six games. Because Sacred Heart has one of the state’s top junior players in boys singles, Shields will likely pair Mathis with his top girl, Ashley Piazza, in mixed doubles. “We’ve grown a lot in the last year,” Piazza said. “We’ve done really well.” Piazza says getting pickup games with Vicksburg’s reigning state champion from last year, Christine Figueroa, has helped her. “Christine hits the ball hard and that helps me a lot when

I face the tougher players. Me and Austin have gotten to play her and Donald some to get ready for Sacred Heart. I’ve played against some of Sacred Heart’s players before at other (U.S. Tennis Association) tournaments,” she said. In other tennis action, Warren Central’s team’s season came to an end Monday with a 6-1 match loss to Madison Central in the Class 6A quarterfinals in Madison. “Our No. 1 girls team of Shelby (Claire Liddell) and Lauren (Pratt) won their match and we had some good performances from our No. 2 boys doubles and in boys singles.” WC coach Paige Pratt said. WC ends the year at 8-6 and was second in both the Julie Abraham and Division 4-6A Tournaments.

Braves Continued from Page D1. Braves’ standout star in the young season. He hit his eighth homer on the day he was chosen the NL’s rookie of the month, then did something that really shows he’s becoming hot stuff: He drew his first career intentional walk in the fifth. Atlanta’s other run off Hernandez came in the first, when Roger Bernadina dropped a sinking liner in right field for an error that helped lead to Troy Glaus’ sacrifice fly. Two innings later, Bernadina made a diving two-out catch of a ball in the gap with a runner on second.

Tyler Clippard lowered his ERA to 0.46 with 12⁄3 scoreless innings for the Nationals before the Braves got a run in the ninth off Miguel Batista.

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Police stand by officer who tased a fan PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City police are considering whether officers should get involved when unruly but nonthreatening fans sprint onto the field during sporting events, a review begun after a teenager was subdued with a Taser at a Phillies game. A police officer used his stun gun Monday night on 17-year-old Steve Consalvi, who jumped onto the field and ran around in circles in the outfield. Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey examined video of the arrest and felt the officer acted within department guidelines, which allow officers to use Tasers to arrest fleeing suspects, said police spokesman Lt. Frank Vanore. The department’s internal affairs unit is investigating, Vanore said. The department is now reviewing whether its officers should be on the field wrangling runaway fans who aren’t threatening anyone, Vanore said. “Should we be on the field at all? I think that’s what’s being looked at,” Vanore said. “I’m not sure we should be chasing people around the field.” Another fan ran onto the field at Citizens Bank Park during Tuesday night’s Phillies game and gave himself

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A law enforcement officer chases down a fan that ran onto the field before the eighth inning of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals Monday.

MLB up without incident in center field. The 34-year-old man was booed by the sellout crowd and charged with defiant trespass, disorderly conduct and narcotics possession. Consalvi, a high school senior from Boyertown, leapt

onto the field at the top of the eighth inning during Monday night’s game against St. Louis. He ran around in the outfield, waving a white towel, and dodged two security officers. The police officer chased him for about 30 seconds before the stun gun probe hit the teenager, who stumbled forward, slid face-first on the grass and

stayed down for about 30 seconds before standing up and walking off the field. “From the preliminary look at it, it appears that the officer was within the policy,” said Vanore, adding that he did not know what may have transpired before the video started.

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — That 15-foot birdie putt Phil Mickelson made on the final hole at Quail Hollow meant more than an extra $130,000 for finishing in second place alone. It put him in position to become No. 1 in the world. Mickelson could reach the top spot in the world ranking for the first time in his career by winning The Players Championship, provided Tiger Woods finishes out of the top five. Of the players considered to be the “Big Four” of this generation — Woods, Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Ernie Els — Mickelson is the only player to have never been No. 1. The Quail Hollow Championship had already been decided when Mickelson came to the 18th hole in a tie for second with Angel Cabrera, five shots behind winner Rory McIlroy. The final birdie that made him solo runner-up gave him enough extra points for a chance to rise to No. 1 at the TPC Sawgrass. Woods, who missed the cut last week for only the sixth time in his career, has been No. 1 the last five years. Mickelson is trying to become only the 13th player to be No. 1 since the rankings began in 1986, and he has momentum on his side. He won The Players Championship two years ago, and he is coming off a Masters victory and a runner-up finish at Quail Hollow. “I’m glad that this first tour-

nament went well, because after a couple weeks off after a big high like Augusta, you never know where the game is going Phil to be at,” MickMickelson elson said Sunday. “And the way that I played and kept the ball in play and hit good shots, I’m looking forward to next week.” Woods is coming off the highest 36-hole score of his career at Quail Hollow. He shot a 79 in the second round — the second-highest round as a pro — and missed the cut by eight shots. Woods arrived on Monday for a practice round with Rod Pampling. It is rare for Woods to show up at regular PGA Tour events on Monday, although he said last week before leaving Quail Hollow that his home course at Isleworth is torn up at the moment because of renovations. This is the second time in the last two years that Woods’ top ranking was on the line. Last year at Doral, Sergio Garcia could have become No. 1 with a victory in the World Golf Championship provided Woods was 27th or worse. In that situation, however, Woods had never finished out of the top 10 at Doral. While he won The Players Championship in 2001, this is the only tournament where Woods has finished out of the top 20 at least five times.

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Vicksburg Fun Time Summer Camp Registration for the City of Vicksburg’s Fun Time Summer Camp will begin on May 10 and continue until May 28. The free camp, for children ages 6-10, will run from June 2 to July 30 at the Jackson Street Community Center. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation office on Army Navy Drive, or at the Jackson Street Center. For information, call 601-634-4514.

MSU alumni golf tournament The Warren County Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association will hold the 20th annual Paul Geer Memorial Bulldog Classic scholarship golf tournament on May 19 at Vicksburg Country Club. The entry fee for the tournament is $80 per player and will include food and beverages on the course during and after the tournament and a gift bag. Registration and lunch will begin at noon and

there will be a 1 p.m. shotgun start. For information, call Tom Kendall at 601-631-3206.

Mississippi Braves baseball camp The Mississippi Braves will host their annual youth baseball camp June 1-3 at Trustmark Park. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day and is open to children ages 5-14. The registration fee is $150 per person. Each camper will receive an M-Braves cap and other merchandise, and participate in an autograph session with M-Braves players and staff on June 3. Each camper will also receive two tickets to the M-Braves game each day of the camp and be recognized in an on-the-field ceremony prior to the June 3 game against the Montgomery Biscuits. To register, visit the Mississippi Braves offices at Trustmark Park or call 601-9328788.

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

and coaches are encouraged to attend. For information, call Earnest Galloway at 601-618-4455.

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

Warren Central tennis tryouts Tryouts for Warren Central’s varsity tennis team will be May 17 and 18, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. each day at the Halls Ferry Park courts. Players should bring a completed physical form and permission slip, their own racket and tennis shoes. For information, call coach Paige Pratt at 601-634-6569.

Warren Central softball tryouts Tryouts for Warren Central’s fast-pitch softball team will be May 10 and 12 at Lucy Young Field, from 3 to 5 p.m. each day. Players should have completed physical and parental consent forms, and bring a glove. For information, call coach Dana

McGivney at 601-638-3372.

Warren Central soccer tryouts Tryouts for Warren Central’s boys’ soccer team will be May 17 and 18 at 3 p.m. on the practice field next to Mississippi 27. Players should have completed physical and parental consent forms, and bring shin guards. For information, call coach Greg Head at 601-638-3372 or 601-6311257.



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