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Mississippi River Flood 2011 ‘Nothing we can’t handle,’ La. says

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Washington. If water crosses North Washington, one detour would be Sherman Avenue, officials said. Sher-

DELTA — Edna Tarver has seen floods aplenty in her 40 years in the tiny village of Delta. “I lived down the road in 1973,” Tarver said. “We were all very scared and had us a boat that we tied to the porch. It got up to the edge of the house. The mainline levee behind her house has been raised since, and she’s sure it’ll protect her even with a record stage predicted. “I’m believing it’s not going to get that high here,” Tarver said. Gov. Tommy Bobby Hengst Jindal has activated 150 Louisiana National Guard troops and requested that President Barack Obama declare a state of emergency so assistance will be ready. Fourteen parishes have declared emergencies. Levees are being sandbagged to address troublesome sand boils. Northeast Louisiana’s flood fight this week has involved protecting several vital buildings in Vidalia, on the river side of the mainline levee, including the Concordia Parish city’s convention center, a hospital and a nursing home. Residents evacuated even as miles of lined sand bins were placed to shield the unprotected side of the city’s riverfront property. The river at Vidalia, just across the Mississippi state line from Natchez, is set to

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A big rig heads south on North Washington, toward the Port of Vicksburg, Friday as flood water creeps through the fields.

Port keeps trucks on main route DiamondJacks, IP mill shutting down as water rises By Danny Barrett Jr. dbarrett@vicksburgpost.com Flood waters won’t hinder access to the Port of Vicksburg for now, officials said Friday. Meanwhile, Dia• Memphis mondJacks eyes rising Casino and Internawater tional Paper • More announced money for they would Redwood temporarily school leshut down vee due to the rising river. Big rigs, for the time being, should be able to deliver goods to the 25 businesses at the port via the usual route, North Washington Street and U.S. 61 North, said Vicksburg Public Works Director

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Water laps at DiamondJacks Casino Friday afternoon. Garnet Van Norman. “We’re keeping everything as normal,” Van Norman said Friday. “I think we’ll be fine until we have to get an alternate plan to keep the port

moving.” Keeping business at the port up and running depends on trucks being able to access Haining Road and U.S. 61 North along North

Schools budget Ex-coach will stand trial for armed bank robbery VWSD adopts $82.8M spending plan By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com A former assistant football coach at Porters Chapel Academy has been indicted for armed robbery by the Derrick M. Warren Collins County Grand Jury, which was convened Monday by Circuit Judge M. James Chaney. Derrick M. Collins, 45, 170 Shannon Lane, was arraigned in Circuit Court Friday on charges which also included fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer. His trial date was set for Aug. 29. Collins is accused of robbing the Britton and Koontz Bank on U.S. 61 North of about $3,000 on Dec. 14.

Collins, armed with a handgun, entered the bank and demanded money, court documents said. He threatened a teller, then left when she handed over the cash. No customers were in the bank, and no one was injured. Collins is accused of then leading deputies on a highspeed chase from U.S. 61 to Mississippi 27 and on to Warriors Trail, where he crashed into an investigator’s cruiser and was arrested. Court documents show that Collins had prior felony convictions for robbery and uttering a forgery in the mid1990s. Collins was not a classroom teacher at PCA, and a day after his arrest was no longer an employee at the private school. Also this week, grand See Jury, Page A2.

By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com With no discussion, Vicksburg Warren School District trustees at a called meeting Friday adopted an $82.8 million budget for 2011-12. The vote was split 3-1, with District 1 Trustee Bryan Pratt, District 4 Trustee Joe Loviza and District 5 Trustee Sally Bullard voting in favor, and District 3 Trustee Jim Stirgus Jr., who voted by phone, dissenting. District 2 Trustee Zelmarine Murphy did not attend. The budget forecasts revenues of about $79 million, including $27,651,252 from local sources such as property taxes, summer school tuition, student activity admissions and gaming tax. Projected state contributions were set at $35.5 million, and

federal funds at just over $15 million. About $750,000 comes from 16th Section leases. No property tax increases and no staff layoffs are expected, VWSD financial director Dale McClung said at a public hearing April 28. Expenditures will increase by about $2.8 million over the 2010-11 school year. The plan not only prevents a reduction in personnel, it also meets the general needs of the district’s nearly 9,000 students and allows for the “accelerated program for transition,” or APT, which aims to help over-age students master course work, catch up and either work toward graduation, a GED or vocational programs, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford said. Spending will exceed revenues, McClung has said,

but noted the discrepancy is covered by carry-over funds expected to remain at the end of the fiscal year June 30. The budget provides for 1,278 employees, 669 certified or licensed and 609 non-licensed, compared to 673 licensed and 601 nonlicensed, for a total of 1,274 that were included in the 2010-2011 budget. The district has eliminated licensed and non-licensed positions, through retirements and attrition and not through layoffs. Salary and benefits comprise just under 72 percent of expenditures, just slightly higher than the current year. Also Friday, the board tabled approving a bid for construction of an addition at the Warren Central High School field house until its next regular meeting May 26.


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Jury Continued from Page A1. jurors issued an indictment for armed robbery against 26-year-old Christopher Johnson, who had been staying at city motels in the weeks before his arrest. Johnson is accused of robbing the Trustmark Bank on Mission 66 on Sept. 24. According to court documents, Johnson had a semiautomatic pistol and was given a prepackaged amount of money that contained a dye pack that exploded as he ran from the bank. A witness provided a description of his vehicle, court documents show, and he was later spotted passing dyed currency at at least three Vicksburg casinos. Johnson also was arraigned — formally advised of the charges against him in court — Friday. Chaney set his trial date for Sept. 6. The grand jury reviews evidence in criminal cases presented by police, sheriff and deputies, and the district attorney and prosecutors. The panel of 18 jurors was selected from about 250 Warren County registered voters chosen at random. During this session, they reviewed evidence in 113 cases against 142 individuals, issuing indictments in 95 of the cases and returning 13 no bills, meaning not enough evidence to charge. In addition, two cases were returned for review by the next grand jury, and five cases were reduced to misdemeanors. In addition to Collins and Johnson, at least 55 defendants were arraigned Friday. Indictments are not released publicly until arraignments have taken place. More arraignments are set for Monday. Other indictments released Friday were: • Ernest K. Addae, 25, 780 U.S. 61 North, Apt. 16G — possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute, Nov. 22. • Edward D. Alexander, 19, 1313 Jefferson St. — shoplifting, third offense, Jan. 1. • Darryle D. Allen, 18, 5708 Gibson Road — two counts of possession of a controlled substance, July 17. • Henry Armstead, 27, 2418 Halls Ferry Road, Apt. 2 — larceny of a motor vehicle, July 24; and burglary, nonresidential, Aug. 11, motor vehicle larceny and four counts of vehicle burglary, Aug. 17. • Ronald D. Bailey, 16, 320 Fisher Ferry Road, Apt. 47 — attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault, Dec. 5. • George M. Banks, 39, 1326 Grove St., Apt. 1 — two counts sale of a controlled substance, Jan. 18 and 19, and possession of a controlled substance, Jan. 20. • Rory Beard, 45, 34 Redhawk Road — burglary, nonresidential, Nov. 26. • Claude D. Berry, 60, street address unavailable, Raymond — possession of a con-

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Jail remains jurors’ top concern By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com An overcrowded and potentially unsafe county jail again topped the list of concerns of the May term of the Warren County Grand Jury. “We are concerned with the health and safety of the workers and the condition of the jail and courthouse,” jurors wrote. They also said the Board of Supervisors, while working toward locating land for a new jail and finding a way to pay for it, need to consult the people who work there. The panel of 18 grand jurors was selected Monday and sworn in by presiding Circuit Court Judge M. James Chaney. While their primary charge is to review evidence in criminal cases and issue indictments, grand jurors also tour the Warren County Jail. They also attend the county’s Youth Court, tour the Warren County Children’s trolled substance with intent to distribute, Nov. 3. • Patrick T. Brown, 18, 1309 Bay St. — burglary of a dwelling, Nov. 28. • Timothy Earl Caples, 20, 132 Pebble Beach Drive — simple assault on a law enforcement officer and two counts of aggravated assault, Sept. 24. • Kevin Cross, 21, 1190 Burnt House Road — two counts aggravated assault, May 18. • Kenneth O. Curry, 19, 525 Grange Hall Road — burglary of a dwelling, Nov. 28. • Jarvis Jamal Ellis, 23, 408 N. Poplar St. — possession of a stolen firearm, Sept. 30. • Thomas J. Gerhold, 25, 139 Meadowbrook Drive — molesting, Oct. 31. • Patrick Henry Grandberry, 46, 920 Buck St. — two counts possession of a controlled substance, Feb. 17. • Delvin Antonio Green, 26, 780 U.S. 61 North, 18C — fleeing or eluding a law enforcement officer, Oct. 11. • Brandon D. Harper, 24, 102 Hamilton Place — possession of a stolen firearm, Sept. 30. • Jimmie W. Hart, 21, 1408 Sherman Ave. — vehicle burglary, Dec. 20; and two counts vehicle burglary, possession of burglar’s tools and receiving stolen property, Dec. 10. • Lenard Hendell, 20, 440 Lake Hill Drive, Apt. 106 — possession of a controlled substance, Feb. 4. • Willie Earl Hicks, 26, 104 Starlight Drive — possession of a controlled substance, Jan. 16. • Christopher D. Hyder, 27, 4076 Barland Road, Pattison — DUI third offense, Jan. 10. • Benjamin Johnson, 21, 127 Redhawk Road — burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Dec. 9. • Ricky D. Johnson, 37, 1421 High St. — burglary of a dwelling, Jan. 12. • Elizabeth Carol Kennedy, 30, 165 Louisiana 577 South, Delta, La. — two counts of

Shelter, meet with local law enforcement and judicial officials and issue a report with recommendations. Warren County grand juries have for years recommended a new jail. The jail was built in 1906 and renovated in the 1970s. It can house up to 128 inmates and is usually at capacity with pre-trial detainees. City prisoners often are jailed at the Issaquena County Correctional Facility, increasing costs to cover housing and transportation. With the approaching flood, prisoners have been moved to the Madison County Correctional Facility and will be housed there indefinitely. The May grand jury panel was also concerned that juveniles in the criminal justice system have to be sent out of state for evaluation, its report stated. “Money spent for rehabilitation of our youth is better use of tax dollars than money spent on incarceration,” jurors wrote. credit card fraud, Oct. 18. • Jimmy Dean Knight, 54, 1404 Florida St., Tallulah, La. — sexual battery, victim under age 14, Jan. 2. • Jessica N. Lacey, 27, 719 Redbone Road — forgerycounterfeit instrument, July 21. • Roderick D. Lane, 30, 309 Shady Lane — aggravated assault and burglary of a dwelling, Sept. 14. ��� Sean Patrick Lott, 32, 275 Clark Road — possession of a controlled substance, Sept. 18. • Guy Harrison Martin, 46, 229 Hildegarde Terrace — embezzlement, Sept. 2. • Demarcus McDaniel, 17, 1369 Bay St. — burglary of a dwelling, Nov. 28. • Robert Lee McNeil, 59, 515 Stouts Alley, Yazoo City — DUI third offense, March 25. • Christopher Lynn Montpelier, 40, 4680 Lee Road — eight counts credit card fraud, Aug. 19, Sept. 7 (two), Sept. 9, Sept. 14 (two), and Sept. 16 (two). • Michael D. Nash, 34, 328 Bayou Blvd. — possession of a controlled substance, Oct. 6. • Joseph Lee Newman, 36, 540 Old Cain Ridge Road — possession of a controlled substance, Nov. 8, 2009. • Willie Peoples Jr., 35, 901 Wabash St., C1 — rape, Dec. 6. • Samuel J. Perry, 32, 94 Walton Lane — embezzlement, Nov. 9. • Harold L. Powell, 40, 2817 Ken Karyl Ave. — possession of a controlled substance and possession of a weapon after felony conviction, Jan. 28. • Catina D. Quinn, 38, 101 Delta Dawn Circle — two counts forgery-counterfeit instrument, July 2 and July 28. • Michael S. Shelley, 20, 1193 Louisiana 577 North, Delhi — two counts credit card fraud, Oct. 18. • Ricky Lee Sims, 42, 32 Pauline Drive — receiving

Jurors completed their term Thursday, after reviewing evidence in 113 felony cases against 142 individuals. They issued indictments in 95 of the cases, returned two cases to be considered by the next grand jury panel and reduced five cases to misdemeanors. The names of 57 defendants indicted in 64 felony cases were released Friday following their arraignments. Indictments are not made public until defendants have been arraigned and assigned trial dates. The jury also issued nobills, meaning not enough evidence to charge, in 13 cases. The names of those defendants were not available Friday. A second round of arraignments is set for Monday morning. The Warren County Grand Jury is convened four times a year. The next terms will begin July 25 and Oct. 31.

stolen property, Sept. 17. • Lester R. Smith, 54, 1204 Howard St. — sexual battery, May 12. • Ricky Cavitt Smith, 48, 775 Dudley Road — grand larceny, Sept. 12. • Kenya K. Stevens, 18, 1421 High St. — burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, June 16; burglary, non-residential, Aug. 3; and burglary of a dwelling and grand larceny, Aug. 4. • Paul Stewart, 43, 1103 Fayette St. — possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Jan. 21. • Daniel Edward Stokes, 17, 1245 Mount Alban Road, Lot 26 — vehicle burglary, Nov. 24; and two counts vehicle burglary, possession of burglar’s tools and receiving stolen property, Dec. 19. • Joe Kevin Thornton, 34, 703 Jones St., Apt. 8, Tallulah — possession of a controlled substance, Aug. 10. • Marcus Jemel Tyler, 22, 3280 Goat Hill Road, Edwards — sale of a controlled substance, Nov. 23. • Dontaye J. Walker, 18, 601 Howard St. — burglary of a dwelling, Aug. 22. • Jerry Benard Wheeler, 38, 1214 Jackson St. — burglary of a dwelling, Jan. 12. • D’Zackery D. Williams, 18, 147 Irene St. — burglary of a dwelling, Sept. 15. • Joseph L. Williams, 27, 1325 Jackson St. — two counts of possession of a controlled substance, July 17. • Justin Terrell Williams, 26, 1325 Jackson St. — two counts of possession of a controlled substance, July 17. • Chiquita Wince, 20, 814 Walnut St. — possession of a controlled substance in a jail, Dec. 24. • Davionte A. Wince, 18, 320 Fisher Ferry Road — attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault, Dec. 5. • Lashonda R. Woodson, 29, 1520 Marcus St. — uttering a forgery, Sept. 8.

community calendar PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Vicksburg Theatre Guild “Fast Food” — 7:30 tonight and 2 p.m. Sunday; Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave.; 601-6360471 or www.e-vtg.com.

Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St. Tuesday Vicksburg AlAnon — Noon Tuesday; second floor, First Presbyterian Church, 1501 Cherry St.; 601634-0152. Vicksburg Hip-Hop Show —9 p.m.-3 a.m. Thursday; $5; local musicians; Upper End Lounge, 1306 Washington St. Sisters by Choice — May meeting canceled; cancer support group for patients, survivors and caregivers. Summer Princess Camp — For ages 5-9; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13-17 and 20-24; registration deadline, May 15; Lana Hand, 601-218-4320. Levi’s — A Gathering Place; 7-10 tonight, music by Mag-

nolia and Moonshine; donations appreciated. Grace Group Alcoholics Anonymous — 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 11 a.m. Saturdays; 601-636-5703; 1414 Cherry St.

ciety — 6 p.m. Monday; Sam Price to speak on Bobb family; Shoney’s.

Girls Basketball Camp — June 13-16, day camp for first-fifth grade; June 19-22, overnight camp for sixth-12th grade; Mississippi College; Robin Rae Burns, 601-925-3363.

412th Theater Engineer Command — 7 a.m. Tuesday; nohost alumni breakfast; Shoney’s. Vicksburg Kiwanis — Noon Tuesday, Jacques’ Cafe, Clergy Appreciation Day; the Rev. Billy Causey of First Baptist Church, Raymond, speaker. Lions — Noon Wednesday, Monsour’s; Rick Tillotson, ERDC, speaker. Vicksburg Tea Party — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Shoney’s; candidates Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant for governor and Donna Farris for chancery clerk, speakers; 601618-7470.

CLUBS

Vicksburg High Class of 2002 — Seeking classmates for 10year reunion, May 25-27, 2012; Ebony Berry Gardner, vhs2002@ yahoo.com. PRAM River City Chapter — Noon Monday; Leigh Cook, 601-802-1009, if attending; Warren-Yazoo Mental Health conference room. American Legion Post 213 — 6 p.m. Monday, committee meeting; 8 p.m. Wednesday, regular meeting; refreshments served; 1618 Main St. Vicksburg Genealogical So-

Ladies Auxiliary and VFW Post 2572 — 6 p.m. Monday; installation of women’s officers; 1918 Washington St.

CHURCHES

Mount Calvary Baptist — Women’s ministry, 10 today; Melinda Johnson Blackmore, speaker; Mincer Minor, pastor; 1350 East Ave.

New Rock of Ages M.B. — Revival, 6 p.m. Monday-Friday; the Rev. Raymond Gill, speaker; Dr. Michael R. Reed Sr., pastor; 2944 Valley St.

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Culkin Water District has lifted a boil water alert for customers on Freetown Road, Lots 1-27.

Thanks & Appreciation The Vicksburg Post welcomes timely letters of thanks or salute that relate to a specific event or incident where the community was involved or invited. Letters must be original and signed with the author’s name. Letters may thank donors generally, but not include lists. Letters of more than 200 words will not be printed. The Vicksburg Post reserves the right to edit all letters. Submitted items, including letters published in this column, do not represent the views of the newspaper.

Community responded On April 19, Warren County and the City of Vicksburg suffered yet again from the effects of severe weather, damaging tornadoes and a devastating fire at The Landings apartments. The response from the community was overwhelming. I would especially like to thank the American Red Cross volunteers and shelter managers for rapidly deploying personnel to assist everyone. And a very gracious thanks to the Culkin, Bovina and Fisher Ferry volunteer fire departments. We appreciate the generosity of our local business community and Ameristar Casino for their unending support. This is truly a giving community. On behalf of the Mississippi Capital River Chapter of the American Red Cross, I extend our deepest appreciation to everyone who assisted and made a difference. Janice M. Sawyer American Red Cross

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One sentenced in circuit court In Warren County Circuit Court for the week ending Friday: • Jessie Davis Jr., 23, 2420 1/2 Halls Ferry Road, pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary of a dwelling and was sentenced by Circuit Judge Isadore Patrick to eight years in prison followed by five years of probation, plus a $1,000 fine, $322.50 in court costs and $10,426.01 in restitution. Davis was indicted in January by the grand jury.

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County man held for parole violation A Vicksburg man was in the Warren County Jail Friday night, being held for the Louisiana Department of Corrections, jail records showed. Merle Kirkley, 24, 1979 Culkin Road, was arrested at 12:25 p.m. for a parole violation.


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‘They’re just going to forget us,’ storm-ravaged South fears Damage fading from news, residents say HARVEST, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Michael Katschke is worried, but not about running out of the food, diapers and other supplies he hands out to tornado victims at the Crosswinds United Methodist Church in northern Alabama. Katschke is worried about the rest of the country just moving on.“They’re going to forget us just like they forgot about Japan,” he said. The search for bodies is still going on in parts of the tornado-ravaged South, but the country’s worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina is already fading from the public consciousness, pushed aside first by the royal wedding and now by Osama bin Laden’s death. That means donations and out-of-state volunteers will likely drop off as the region tries to recover after tornadoes killed at least 329 people and destroyed communities across seven states.

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Talmadge Rawlins stands Friday in what is left of his Pleasant Grove, Ala., home. “It depends on the news cycle, but the reality is, you generally only have three or four days” to keep the attention of the broader public, said Mickey Caison, who oversees disaster relief efforts for the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mis-

sion Board. “Typically, when the national media moves on, that window of opportunity closes.” Officials in Alabama, which suffered the most widespread destruction and the heaviest loss of life, are keenly aware of that. They’ve been trying to

keep their state’s needs at the top of the national agenda. That was part of the reason Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox decided to meet with actor Charlie Sheen this week, when the former “Two and a Half Men” star toured the devastation in the college town

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La. judge blocks permit for truck stop’s caged cat BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials cannot renew a permit for a truck stop to keep a caged tiger on its premises, a judge ruled Friday. State District Judge R. Michael Caldwell’s injunction blocks the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries from issuing a new permit for the Tiger Truck Stop in Grosse Tete, west of Baton Rouge, to keep the 10-year-old tiger once the current permit expires in December. Animal Legal Defense Fund attorney Matthew Liebman said Caldwell refused to revoke the current permit, so the truck stop may keep the tiger until Dec. 14. Liebman said the defense fund will work with the

Truck stop owner Michael Sandlin, who wasn’t a party in the case, vowed to file his own suit in an effort to keep the tiger. ‘That tiger is not going anywhere,’ he said. state to find a new home for the tiger, named Tony, at an animal sanctuary. “We’re happy with (the ruling) and glad that the judge saw the permit was unlawful,” Liebman said. “We’re disappointed he wasn’t willing to revoke it.” A department spokeswoman wouldn’t immediately comment on the ruling. Truck stop owner Michael Sandlin, who wasn’t a party in the case, vowed to file his own suit in an effort to keep the tiger.

“That tiger is not going anywhere,” he said. The animal defense fund and former state Rep. Warren Triche Jr., who wrote a 2006 state law against possessing tigers and other big cats, sued the state department in April. The suit claims the department violated the law by issuing the permit for Sandlin in 2009 and renewing it last year. The tiger has been on display at the truck stop since 2001. People who legally owned tigers when the law took effect were exempt from it, but the

ALDF argued Sandlin was violating a parish law by owning the tiger and shouldn’t have been exempt from the state law. Sandlin contends the parish ordinance did not apply to roadside zoos like his. Sandlin said he has been exhibiting tigers at the truck stop since 1988 and that they have always received stellar care. “He means a great deal to me,” he said, “and he means a great deal to the truck stop.” Sandlin accused the ALDF of smearing him to generate publicity and raise money for the group. “I’m tired of these people lying,” he said. “I’m tired of these people defrauding the public.”

Petal man seeks to revive suit against judge, DA PETAL, Miss. — A Petal man has asked a federal appeals court to reinstate his civil lawsuit in which he was seeking damages from a Forrest County judge and prosecutor. Ronnie Mackey filed his appeal with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in March. Mackey sued Forrest County Circuit Judge Robert Helfrich and District Attorney Patricia Burchell in federal court in 2010 for $84 million in damages, alleging false arrest, false imprisonment, abuse of process, malicious prosecution and due process violations. U.S. District Court Judge Keith Starrett dismissed the suit in February. In 2007, Ronnie Mackey pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Helfrich sentenced him to 30 years in prison. The prison term was suspended with Helfrich imposing several conditions, one of which

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS was that Mackey was to leave Hattiesburg within 48 hours and was to remain outside of a 100-mile radius of Hattiesburg for 30 years. Mackey, for reasons unexplained in the court record, remained in jail for about 50 hours after sentencing. When he was released from jail, he was already in violation of the banishment order. He was still in town six days later when he was arrested by police. Helfrich revoked the suspension and imposed the full 30-year sentence.

New venue sought for Katrina shootings NEW ORLEANS — Lawyers for six current and former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina are asking a

federal judge to move next month’s trial out of greater New Orleans. A court filing Friday by defense attorneys argues that extensive media coverage of the case and other Justice Department probes of alleged police misconduct in New Orleans have tainted the pool of potential jurors in southeast Louisiana. The lawyers counted thousands of local newspaper and television reports on the Danziger Bridge shootings, in which police killed two people and wounded four less than a week after the 2005 storm. They also note the case appears to be part of the plot for the new season of the HBO’s series “Treme.”

Plan to drill shale moves forward BATON ROUGE — Two energy companies are planning to either drill or complete wells in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, an oil-rich formation that straddles the middle of Louisiana and crosses into Mississippi. Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy has leased about 250,000 acres in the region and plans to drill two wells this year. Dallas-based Denbury Resources has announced a joint venture with an undisclosed partner that will complete one well and will drill another at no cost to Denbury.

where at least 41 people died in the storms. “Any time we can get national attention about the plight of Tuscaloosa, I think it’s a positive thing,” he said. While national and local relief groups are still tallying donations, many say they expect to see a sharp drop-off in contributions for tornado relief after about the first week. That loss of momentum is rarely regained. And it makes it harder to convince donors in six months or a year that the needs are still urgent. “When people see the images on television, they’re literally seeing 32 inches of a disaster,” Red Cross national spokeswoman Laura Howe said. “I don’t think a lot of people realize how long-lasting the effects of a disaster are.” Take, for example, New Orleans and its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. “We are still living with Katrina every day,” said Vanessa Gueringer of New Orleans. Gueringer is the chairwoman of A Community

Voice, a group that works on behalf of residents in the Lower Ninth Ward, a predominantly black area that suffered destruction. Though the effects of Katrina are still being felt in everything from blighted properties to flood control efforts, Gueringer said, Katrina has become essentially a local issue. National attention tends to return only on major anniversaries, she said. “They’ll go out of their way to find one or two good things so they can say the city has recovered,” she said. “Meanwhile, we still have water coming up over our streets, we still have blighted houses and we still have kids being bused out of this neighborhood to go to school.” National attention, however, doesn’t have to waver, said Kelly McBride, a media ethics expert at the Poynter Institute. But she said that once the spotlight leaves a place, it rarely returns. “I wish the media would sustain stories on a long-term basis, and some can,” she said.

AG doing own study of Gulf oil spill claims BILOXI (AP) — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood will go to Washington next week to look at paperwork at the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to determine for himself if coastal residents and businesses are being forced to take quick claims for damages from last year’s oil spill. Hood has been critical of the claims process run by administrator Kenneth Feinberg. Hood, speaking this week at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, said he hopes Feinberg can show that residents and businesses owners

Attorney General Jim Hood

Kenneth Feinberg

are not being worn down by requests for documents and being pushed into accepting final and quick claims. Hood said 100 people have authorized him to go through their files.

601-636-5947 • 601-415-4114 leechrealestate@cablelynx.com VANESSA LEECH, Broker/Owner


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THE VICKSBURG POST

EDITORIAL

Founded by John G. Cashman in 1883 Louis P. Cashman III, Editor & Publisher • Issued by Vicksburg Printing & Publishing Inc., Louis P. Cashman III, President Karen Gamble, managing editor | E-mail: kgamble@vicksburgpost.com | Tel: 601.636.4545 ext 123 | Letters to the editor: letters@vicksburgpost.com or The Vicksburg Post, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182

JACK VIX SAYS: Pictures of today will be in our minds for years.

OTHER OPINIONS

Weather

When it rains, it pours From other Mississippi newspapers: • The Greenwood Commonwealth: Tornadoes are fearsome products of nature, but normally they don’t do as much damage or claim as many lives as other disasters, such as earthquakes or hurricanes. The storm system that raked through the South April 27, though, was a terrible exception. There is no rhyme or reason why one community gets leveled while another one is spared. It’s just awful chance.

The small town of Smithville in Monroe County, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Ala., appear to have been the most unlucky this time, but it could just as easily have been McComb, as was the case in 1975. Now, a host of people — volunteers, government workers, utility linemen, insurance adjusters — are working feverishly to pick up the pieces and begin the recovery. Some of the recovery, such as getting power restored, will come faster than others, such as rebuilding homes, schools and busi-

nesses. The trauma is greatest, of course, for those who lost family members and friends to this disaster. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them. If the tornadoes weren’t enough of an ordeal, Mississippi is also dealing with flooding along the Mississippi River that is shutting down the casinos in Tunica, probably for weeks, and could threaten homes and farmland in lower elevations. The adage “When it rains, it pours” is unfortunately proving to be painfully true this spring.

Improve warning technology NE Miss. Daily Journal, Tupelo: The immediate aftermath of devastating tornadoes like those that killed more than 300 people across the South — and more than 30 in Mississippi — April 27 provides the opportune time for governing boards and civic leaders to seriously discuss enhanced early warning systems. A need exists to reach people in areas distant from sirens usually clustered in or near population centers. Lee County’s Board of Supervisors has made the right decision to enlarge its existing 26-siren system to 28 sirens, installing new ones in Mooreville and Saltillo, and those will increase the coverage for thousands of people. Siren upgrades will be applied in Baldwyn, Nettleton, Plantersville, Shannon and Verona.

However, rural coverage remains problematic in Lee and most other counties, but other measures can be taken and choices encouraged to give more people time to seek safer shelter when our region’s inevitable tornadic systems cycle through: • Encourage every household and business to purchase and use a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio, available at most retail electronics businesses and some hardware stores. The radio continuously broadcasts the forecast for specific areas, and during severe weather episodes the radios are programmed to sound automatic warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, flash floods and high straightline winds. • It is possible, as in Boone County,

Ky., to link emergency messages to an automated telephone notification system which will dial every published number as needed and can dial unpublished numbers provided to the county’s emergency management agency. We hope the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the congressional delegation strongly encourage additional federal funding to enhance and broaden early warning systems in Mississippi and across the Southeast. Every region has a primary natural disaster threat — earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, windstorms and other hazards. Nothing will stop the weather systems, but investing in technology to help people get out of the way is ultimately sensible.

State economy looking brighter The Clarion-Ledger, Jackson: Mississippi got two bits of good news, with Toyota officials saying they are on track to open the Blue Springs plant in the fall and federal officials saying the economy is rapidly improving. David Copenhaver, vice president of administration for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, said construction and the scheduled start of production haven’t been affected by the loss of global production arising from the earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear power issues in Japan. Some materials and equipment needed for the building come from Japan, he said, but there has been no major disruptions so far in getting

those goods in. The plant is expected to employ 1,500 people when it opens, with that number eventually growing to 2,000. Another 1,000 people will work at suppliers for the plant. Getting the plant open and producing, no doubt, is as urgent a priority for Toyota as it is for Mississippi’s employment picture. With supply disruptions from the quake, the automaker’s production currently is not slated to return to normal levels until November at the earliest. Mississippi could use the jobs. The U.S. Labor Department says the state’s unemployment rate was 10.2 percent last quarter, from February to March. Labor officials are optimistic about

this and coming quarters, as well. According to a survey by The Associated Press, officials expect the economy to grow faster every quarter this year. Even if gasoline prices continue to rise, as long as costs stay below the record $150 per barrel for oil, the AP Economy Survey predicts resurgent spending by consumers and growing confidence. Coupled with an optimistic Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who announced the Fed is ending its bondbuying program because of higher expectations for the economy, and prospects are suddenly much sunnier. Just as conditions seemed to create “a perfect storm” to start the recession, it appears the sun may be coming out.

OLD POST FILES 120 YEARS AGO: 1891 John McInerny and Johanna Sheehan are married at St. Paul Catholic Church. • W.N. Brabston, prominent citizen of Hinds County, is in town.

MODERATELY CONFUSED by Bill Stahler

50 YEARS AGO: 1961 D.B. Larr Sr. dies. • Earnie M. Baker is named general secretary of the YMCA. • Preston Wailes is here from Atlanta visiting relatives.

110 YEARS AGO: 1901

40 YEARS AGO: 1971

The governor appoints a number of local delegates to attend the good roads convention in Athletic Park. • Mrs. E.M Durham, Mrs. S.C. Ragan, Mrs. E.N. Scudder and Leila Lum represent the Daughters of the Confederacy at the Meridian meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. Doug Traxler announce the birth of a son, Jon Douglas, on April 18. • Services are held for R.L. Malone.

30 YEARS AGO: 1981 Warren Central seniors Carol Girard, Polly Ann Watt and Lynn Johnson, students of Randy Miley and Randy Jolly, are given national recognition for achievement in art sponsored by the Scholastic Art Program in New York.

100 YEARS AGO: 1911 S.C. Ragan, Kenneth Brabston and Malcolm Biedenharn contemplate a motorcycle trip to New Orleans. • Clifton Yoste and Mrs. Klein, on the Orpheum Vaudeville circuit, are in Vicksburg for a few days.

20 YEARS AGO: 1991

90 YEARS AGO: 1921 W.D. Davis of Brookhaven is chosen president of the Mississippi Banker Association convention here. • East Avenue is being graded prior to paving.

80 YEARS AGO: 1931 Congressman J.W. Collier announces Vicksburg is to get a new federal building. • Prince A. Acuff, county resident, dies.

70 YEARS AGO: 1941 Dr. and Mrs. Swan Haworth, Mrs. O.S. Sanders, Gussie Mae White and Dorothy Cain leave for Birmingham, where they will

attend the Southern Baptist convention. • Mr. and Mrs. Theo Hardy return from a trip to California.

60 YEARS AGO: 1951 Adam Niebleszczanski, a distinguished Hungarian, presents an anti-communist talk at All Saints College. • Vicksburg’s retail merchants advisory committee makes plans for a traffic and parking proposal for city officials.

Members of the 114th Military Police, including Warren County Justice Court Judge Jeff Riggs, are in Fort Rucker, Ala. • A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission official tells employees of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station that the plant is rated among the best nuclear power plants in the country.

10 YEARS AGO: 2001 The Rev. Amos Burden Brown, 94, is honored by the congregation of Mount Alban M.B. Church for 75 years of preaching. • Alexis Marie Linzy celebrates her first birthday. • Ground is broken at Iowa Avenue and U.S. 61 South for the city’s third McDonald’s restaurant.

You can look at their respective faces and see strength. Like Sinatra once warbled, they did it their way, or ways.

O’Keeffe, Rawlings ‘bloomed where they were planted’ SANTA FE, N.M. — An admission: I’m lukewarm about Georgia O’Keeffe’s art. I like erotic flowers and horse skulls as well as the next person, but in paintings I prefer to see the French countryside, or the churning sea. I’ve always admired the woman, Georgia O’Keeffe, however, more than her art. The fact that she hied late in life to the New Mexico desert to live alone and paint from nature impresses me far more than the work itself. For me, the desert is the definition of loneliness. She conquered it. I’m the same way about the writer Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. I’m a tad ambivalent about her words — all that dialect is off-putting — but I find her tough life in the marshes at Florida’s Cross Creek fascinating. She once hiked with a backpack holding snakes to try to overcome her fear of the reptiles. It didn’t work. She added an indoor toilet with her first royalty check. She was one gutsy woman. Both O’Keeffe and Rawlings were ahead of their times and crafts, successfully negotiating male-dominated realms of art and literature. They thumbed noses at convention and dove into deep waters. You can look at their respective faces and see strength. Like Sinatra once warbled, they did it their way, or ways. RHETA I knew precious little gRIMSLEY about O’Keeffe until visiting the museum named for her here. I had no idea she was a Wisconsin native, for instance. Looking at the iconic photographs, you half forget she wasn’t a Native American from New Mexico; by the end of her life she could have passed. O’Keeffe lived with, and then married, the New York photographer Alfred Stieglitz, who did more to promote his wife than any rich patron. He shot more than 300 portraits of his younger bride, and their sensuality caused a stir, which, in turn, was good for business — his and hers. In search of new things to paint, O’Keeffe traveled to New Mexico with a friend, and there she found her muse. Love at first sight. She’d spend summers there painting until Stieglitz died, and then she moved to New Mexico for good. Rawlings, working in Rochester, N.Y., as a newspaper columnist, abruptly moved herself to a rural Florida orange grove that she bought through the classifieds. The first moment she saw the place, she knew she was home. Through her novels and nonfiction, Marjorie Rawlings made the hamlet of Cross Creek famous. There’s that old adage to “Bloom where you’re planted.” I guess that’s sound advice if you haven’t the resources to leave — or legs on which to walk away. These women put themselves into settings that inspired and nurtured their talents. They did the choosing, perhaps more instinctively than calculatingly. The point: They took control. O’Keeffe already was a rich artist when she made her move. Rawlings inherited money from her mother that she used to buy the grove. Money always helps in these artistic leaps. But, still, in both cases, there was a will to plant themselves where they might bloom. And there were sacrifices. They both were married to men who preferred more cosmopolitan existences. Rawlings got a divorce. O’Keeffe traveled to New Mexico alone each year. Neither relinquished a dream. There is a price for artistic and personal independence. Both paid. •

JOHNSON

Rheta Grimsley Johnson writes for King Features Syndicate.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

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‘Job well done,’ Obama tells bin Laden assault team FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Brimming with pride, President Barack Obama embraced the U.S. commandos he sent after terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, saluting them Friday on behalf of America and people all over the world. “Job well done,” he declared. Speaking to a hangar full of cheering soldiers, Obama said: “Thanks to the incredible skill and courage of countless individuals — intelligence, military over many years — the terrorist leader that struck our nation 9/11 will never threaten America again.“ The president addressed the larger group after meeting privately with the full assault team — Army helicopter pilots and Navy SEAL commandos — who executed the dangerous raid on bin Laden’s compound and killed the alQaida leader in Pakistan early Monday.,” At an Army post whose troops have sustained heavy losses in an Afghanistan war that has grown on his watch, Obama said: “We are ultimately going to defeat al-Qaida.” Still, he warned that the fight against terrorists still rages. Capping an extraordinary week for the military, the

Al-Qaida breaks silence, threatens retaliation

The associated press

President Barack Obama greets troops Friday at Fort Campbell, Ky. nation and himself, he called the bin Laden raid one of the most successful intelligence and military operations in America’s history.

Vice President Joe Biden joined Obama in a briefing and in thanking the members of the mission behind closed doors.

Pakistan paints dismal image of 9/11 mastermind’s final days ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military paints a far different picture than the United States of Osama bin Laden’s final days: not the terror mastermind still trying to strike America, but an aging terrorist hiding in barren rooms, short of money and struggling to maintain his grip on al-Qaida. Three of bin Laden’s wives were living with him in the compound and are being interrogated by Pakistani authorities, who took them into custody after Monday’s raid, along with 13 children, eight of them bin Laden’s. Their accounts could help shed light on the U.S. military operation that killed the alQaida leader and reveal how he was able to hide for nearly 10 years. One of the wives, Yemeniborn Amal Ahmed Abdullfattah, told interrogators she had been staying in the hideout since 2006 and never left the upper floors of the large but sparsely furnished building, said a Pakistani intelligence official. The official did not indicate if bin Laden was with her the whole time, a period in which the Pakistani military says the al-Qaida chief’s influence and financial status eroded. Disputes over money between bin Laden and his No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahri, led the

Osama bin Laden group to split into two factions five or six years ago, with the larger faction controlled by alZawahri, said two senior Pakistani military officials. Bin Laden was “cash strapped” in his final days, they said. The officers spoke to a small group of Pakistani reporters late Thursday, and their comments were confirmed for The Associated Press by another top military official, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officer didn’t provide details or say how his agency knew about bin Laden’s financial situation or the split. The image coming out of Washington based on information seized from bin Laden’s compound was far different. The confiscated materials revealed al-Qaida plans for derailing an American train

on the upcoming 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, U.S. counterterrorism officials say. They believe the plot, which seemed to be formulated in February 2010, was only in the initial planning stages, and there was no recent intelligence about any active plan for such an attack. The FBI and Homeland Security issued details of the plan to law enforcement around the country. The plan was obtained by the AP. Already tense military and intelligence relations between the U.S. and Pakistan have been further strained by the raid that killed bin Laden. Both countries have an interest in their version of bin Laden’s hidden life. A weak bin Laden would make Pakistan’s failure to unearth his hiding place in Abbottabad, a military town just two-and-a-half hours’ drive from the capital, seem less of a glaring embarrassment, while a menacing bin Laden would make the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed him a greater triumph. The proximity of the al-Qaida chief’s hideout to an elite military academy and the Pakistani capital has raised suspicions in Washington that bin Laden may have been protected by Pakistan. Officials have denied sheltering him.

He emerged to the broader audience of troops and put it bluntly: “We just spent time with the assaulters who got bin Laden.”

CAIRO (AP) — Al-Qaida vowed to keep fighting the United States and avenge the death of Osama bin Laden, which it acknowledged for the first time Friday in an Internet statement apparently designed to convince followers that it will remain vigorous and intact even after its founder’s demise. Al-Qaida’s plots are usually large-scale and involve planning over months or even years. But Western intelligence officials say they are seeing increased chatter about cheap, smallscale attacks — perhaps by individuals or small extremist groups inspired to take revenge for the killing. “USA, you will pay!” chanted more than 100 participants in a pro-bin Laden protest outside the U.S. Embassy in London on Friday. A Western intelligence official said no concrete threat has emerged so far that authorities considered credible. “There have been mentions of shootings, bombings and random violence,

On B1 Bin Laden’s burial begs questions though it is not surprising, given bin Laden’s death,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The U.S. and Europe chose not to elevate threat levels. Interpol has asked law enforcement agencies in 188 countries to be on alert for retaliatory attacks. Communities have been warned to report anything suspicious. Embassies and some American businesses have added new security measures. Despite the Internet chatter, reaction in the Islamic world has been relatively muted compared with the rage bin Laden long inspired. The al-Qaida statement, entitled “You lived as a good man, you died as a martyr,” did not name a successor to bin Laden. His deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, is now the most prominent figure in the group.


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Business

Pump prices set to fall this summer

Fr o m s t a f f a n d A P r e p o r t s

LOCAL STOCKS The following quotes on local companies are provided as a service by Smith Barney Citi Group, 112-B Monument Place, 601-636-6914. Archer-Daniels (ADM)..............33.97 American Fin. (AFG)..................34.91 Ameristar (ASCA)........................21.21 Auto Zone (AZO)..................... 281.56 Bally Technologies (BYI)...........39.65 BancorpSouth (BXS)..................13.17 Britton Koontz (BKBK)..............12.96 Cracker Barrel (CBRL)................51.59 Champion Ent. (CHB).....................20 Com. Health Svcs. (CYH)...............30.63 Computer Sci. Corp. (CSC)...........43.51 Cooper Industries (CBE)..........62.95 CBL and Associates (CBL)................18.29 CSX Corp. (CSX)...........................78.60 East Group Prprties (EGP)............45.05 El Paso Corp. (EP).......................18.51 Entergy Corp. (ETR)...................69.33

Fastenal (FAST)............................66.36 Family Dollar (FDO)...................53.05 Fred’s (FRED).................................13.68 Int’l Paper (IP)..............................31.77 Janus Capital Group (JNS)...........11.63 J.C. Penney (JCP)........................37.28 Kroger Stores (KR)......................24.23 Kan. City So. (KSU).....................56.44 Legg Mason (LM)..................... 34.37 Parkway Properties (PKY).............16.62 PepsiCo Inc. (PEP)......................69.27 Regions Financial (RF)............... 7.09 Rowan (RDC)................................ 37.62 Saks Inc. (SKS).............................. 11.27 Sears Holdings (SHLD)............. 78.07 Simpson-DuraVent (SSD).............26.35 Sunoco (SUN)............................... 41.09 Trustmark (TRMK)...................... 23.31 Tyco Intn’l (TYC).......................... 48.76 Tyson Foods (TSN)..................... 18.89 Viacom (VIA)................................. 58.35 Walgreens (WAG)....................... 42.34 Wal-Mart (WMT)......................... 55.02

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Gas could drop to $3.50 a gallon NEW YORK (AP) — Investors finally hit the brakes on oil, gold, silver and food prices. This week’s sharp sell-off doesn’t mean commodity prices’ stunning rise over the last several months is over, but it is good news for anyone planning a road trip this summer. Oil prices fell 15 percent this week, the steepest decline in 2 1/2 years, just as average U.S. pump prices were approaching $4 a gallon. Gasoline prices fell imperceptibly to consumers’ eyes Friday — one-tenth of a penny to just over $3.98 per gallon — but that ended a 44-day streak of rising prices. Prices will soon drop noticeably and some analysts said they could hit $3.50 by summer. A gallon of gas in Vicksburg Friday was about $3.65. Analysts say investors got nervous that oil, metals and grains had risen over the past few months to unrealistic heights. Their rush to sell also knocked silver prices down 28 percent, sugar down 13 percent and natural gas down 10 percent. The most common reason was the strengthening U.S. dollar. Commodities such as oil and silver are bought and sold in dollars. When the dollar is weak, those commodities are

Stocks rally on hiring spree

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Gas tops $4 a gallon in Pittsburgh this week. cheaper for holders of foreign currency. Those investors sell when the dollar rises and commodities look more expensive to them. An index of the dollar compared with a basket of foreign currencies rose 2 percent for the week. But many investors who sold commodities this week may simply have

been waiting for a sign, any sign, to get out of overheated markets. “You had the sense that the price had gone up too far, too fast,“ said Michael Lynch, President of Strategic Energy and Economic Research. ”People were leaning against the door and waiting for a signal.”

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest corporate hiring spree in five years ended a weeklong slide in the stock market. The Labor Department reported Friday that private employers hired 268,000 people last month, the most since February 2006. Taking into account job cuts of government workers, the economy added a total of 244,000 jobs overall last month, well above the 185,000 jobs that analysts had predicted. It was the third straight month with an increase of more than 200,000 jobs. The unemployment rate rose, however, to 9.0 percent from 8.8 percent in part because more people resumed looking for work. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 54.57 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 12,638.74. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.10, or 0.4 percent, to 1,340.20. The Nasdaq composite rose 12.84, or 0.5 percent, to 2,827.56.

Syrian forces crack down, killing 30 protesters BEIRUT — Syrian security forces opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters demanding regime change, killing more than 30 people in a sign that President Bashar Assad is prepared to ride out a wave of rapidly escalating international outrage. The U.N. said it is sending a team into Syria to investigate and the European Union is expected to place sanctions on Syrian officials next week — both significant blows to Assad, a British-educated, self-styled reformer who has tried to bring Syria back into the global mainstream over his 11 years in power. In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. was pressing the Syrian government to cease “violence against innocent citizens who are simply demonstrating and trying to state their aspirations for a more democratic future.” Friday’s protests spanned the nation of 23 million, from the capital to the Mediterranean coast and the arid

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northeast. The bloodshed was the latest spasm in what has become a weekly cycle of mass protests followed by a swift and deadly crackdown. But pressure was mounting on Assad, who insists the unrest is a foreign conspiracy carried out by “terrorist groups.” More than 580 civilians and 100 soldiers have been killed since the revolt began, rights groups say.

Table-top feeders unsafe, panel says

believed to be about a dozen — have been injured. The commission says the company refused to agree to a national recall that was acceptable to the agency. A call to the company seeking comment was not returned. The “metoo” chairs have been sold at Target and Toys R Us as well as online.

Fannie Mae seeks $8.5B more in aid WASHINGTON — Fannie Mae asked the government

WASHINGTON — The government warned Friday that tens of thousands of table-top feeding chairs for babies and toddlers are not safe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says children could be hurt in certain versions of the “metoo” clipon table top chairs imported by Colorado-based phil&teds USA Inc. The CPSC says numerous children —

Friday for an additional $8.5 billion in aid after declining home prices caused more defaults on loans guaranteed by the mortgage giant. The company said it lost $8.7 billion in the first three months of the year. Those losses led Fannie to request more than three times the federal aid it sought in the previous quarter. The total cost of rescuing the government-controlled mortgage buyer is nearing $100 billion — the most expensive bailout of a single company.

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‘It’s like an ocean’: Memphis eyes rising river MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Children played in front yards and neighbors chatted under a cloudless sky Friday in a south Memphis neighborhood, yards away from the rising water of the Nonconnah Creek. The unforgiving creek has soaked Johnny Harris’ house as the rest of Memphis awaits flood waters from the Mississippi River. Harris estimated he had more than 3 feet of water in his small, rented house on a low-lying section of Hazelwood Street. “It’s like an ocean,” he said. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard closed a stretch of the swollen Mississippi to barge traffic upstream, at Caruthersville, Mo., Friday, then reopened it later in the day. Any prolonged closure could cause a backup along the mighty river. Farther south, in Memphis, officials went door to door, warning thousands of people to leave before they get swamped. Emergency workers handed out bright yellow fliers in English and Spanish that read, “Evacuate!!! Your property is

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Tom Lee Park, near the Harahan Bridge over the Mississippi River at Memphis, takes on water Friday. in danger right now.” Near Nonconnah Creek, Jeanette Twilley and Shirley Woods waited anxiously, fearing the water will reach their homes. “Hopefully, it don’t come up no more,” Twilley said.

South into the Mississippi Delta, people faced the question of whether to stay or go as high water rolled down the river and backed up along its tributaries, breaking flood records that have stood since the Depression.

Because of levees and other flood defenses built over the years, engineers said it is unlikely any major metropolitan areas will be inundated as the water pushes downstream over the next week or two, but farms, small towns and even

some urban areas could see extensive flooding. “It’s going to be nasty,” said Bob Bea, a civil engineer at the University of California-Berkeley who investigated levee failures in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. More than 4 million people live in 63 counties and parishes adjacent to the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers from Cairo, Illinois south to the Gulf of Mexico, down from 4.1 million in 2000, according to an AP census analysis. It’s about twice as many people who lived in the region before the 1927 and 1937 floods. In 1920, 2 million people lived in those counties and in 1930, 2.3 million lived there. Most of the increased population comes in Memphis, where the county has increased from 223,000 to 1 million. Other big population increases were in Ascension, East Baton Rouge and Jefferson parishes in Louisiana, which combined increased by nearly 900,000 people and DeSoto County, Miss., which increased by 137,000 people.

VWSD raises funding for levee at Redwood school Vicksburg Warren School District trustees have voted an additional $10,000 for levee construction at Redwood Elementary. The emergency expenditure, approved Friday by a 3-1 vote, with District 3 Trustee Jim Stirgus Jr. dissenting by phone and District 2 Trustee Zelmarine Murphy not present, increases to up to $65,000 the amount approved to protect the lowlying school off U.S. 61 North. Wednesday, the board voted to build a levee around the west and north sides of the school. Friday’s increase will allow the school to be completely enclosed.

AT&T waiving fees for homes, businesses AT&T will waive some fees and allow a free month of services for flood victims. Charges have been lifted on services for people displaced

on the water from staff reports

from their home or business and for dial-tone service in a temporary location. A free jack and wiring is offered for temporary locations. Fees are also waived for voice mail service, remote access to call forwarding, busy line forwarding, message waiting indicator, Star98 Access and Voice Mail Companion Services Package. For details, visit www.att. com or call 888-757-6500.

Governor requests declaration for aid Gov. Haley Barbour has requested a federal disaster declaration for 14 counties, including Warren, Claiborne, Sharkey and Issaquena. Also part of the request are Adams, Bolivar, Coahoma, DeSoto, Jefferson, Humphreys, Tunica, Washington,

Wilkinson and Yazoo counties, said a statement from the governor’s office Friday. The declaration would make residents, businesses and others in the areas eligible for federal aid.

Salvation Army seeks donations The Salvation Army is accepting donations of food and supplies. Hygiene and baby products, clothing and nonperishable food will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at the agency’s headquarters at 530 Mission 66. Delivery and pickup may be arranged. Financial donations may be sent to: The Salvation Army, 530 Mission 66, Vicksburg, MS 39180. Make checks payable to Salvation Army Vicksburg with MS Flood 11 in the memo line. To volunteer, e-mail

msflood11volunteer@gmail. com. For other information, call 601-529-7574 or 769-2202346, or e-mail msflood11@ gmail.com.

Coast Guard sets hazmat guidelines The U.S. Coast Guard is asking residents and businesses to protect the environment from hazardous materials leeching into floodwaters. Officials have issued the following guidelines: • Vehicles — Move them out of the flood zone before the water rises. If not, remove all fuel and oil products in any tanks. • Barrels/cans — Paint, thinner, pesticides, gas, diesel or any other hazardous materials should be removed. • Tanks — For fuel, oil or other products stored in a tank, please contact the

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.

Mrs. Maggie Lee Austin Davis Mrs. Maggie Lee Austin Davis passed away quietly on Monday, May 2, 2011, at Covenant Health & Rehab of Mrs. Maggie Lee Vicksburg. Austin Davis She was 94. She confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. She was a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She was united in holy matrimony to the late Mr. Sidney Davis. To this union, 18 children were born. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Davis, and 12 children. She is survived by one son, Johnny (Carolyn) Davis of Clinton; five daughters, Elizabeth Davis (Jerry) Lyons of Aurora, Ill., Rosie Davis Clavelle of Vicksburg, Delores Davis Cook of New London, Conn., Lubertha Johnson of Dallas, Texas, and Lurine Wright of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 37 grandchildren; 50 great- and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2011, at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 515 Feld St., with the Rev. Robert L.

Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 8, 2011, from 2 until 5 p.m. at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home with the family present from 4 until 5 p.m.

Walter Johnson Jr. LORMAN — Walter Johnson Jr. died Monday, May 2, 2011, at River Region Medical Center. He was 65. Mr. Johnson was born in Claiborne County to the late Walter Sr. and Bertha Garrison Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Ruby King Johnson; four daughters, Stacey Johnson, Lula Johnson, Carolyn Dorsey and Joanna Heath; two sons, Walter Johnson III and Aaron Johnson; a sister, Della Johnson Simon; two brothers, Freddie Johnson and Jackie Johnson; and nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives, including Kimberly LaShay Johnson. Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Rose Hill Christian Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home. Visitation will be at the church from 1 p.m. until the service.

Velton Nevels Velton Nevels died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home. He was 94. A native of Jonesville, La., Mr. Nevels had lived in Vicksburg for the past 75 years. He was a retired commercial fisherman. He was preceded in death

by his parents, Lloyd and Katie Nevels; one sister; and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 75 years, Hazel Vanier Nevels of Vicksburg; two sons, Tommy Nevels and C.L. Nevels, both of Vicksburg; four daughters, Ethel Uzzle, Mary Ann Trahan and Mildred Bank, all of Vicksburg, and Patsy McDowell of Little Rock, Ark.; three brothers, Leon Nevels, Warren Nevels and J.W. Nevels, all of Vicksburg; one sister, Maggie Bobb of Vicksburg; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-greatgrandchildren.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today at Glenwood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bobby Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 12:30 until the service. Pallbearers will be Tommy Dakota, Tim Nevels, Brian Uzzle, Randy Trahan, Ken Sharp, Rhett Trahan and Quincy Nevels. Honorary pallbearer will be J.D. Rees.

USCG Marine Safety Detachment Vicksburg, 601-6365516, for information.

Water, septic systems at risk, MDEQ warns The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is urging owners of wastewater treatment systems or septic tanks to prevent contamination from floodwaters. Propane, gas or diesel fuel tanks and chemicals in the treatment process should be secured or moved to a safe location, MDEQ says. Also, power to on-site waste systems should be turned off and control panels protected. Removal of electrical devices in the system could reduce startup costs and delays once floodwaters recede. For assistance, call MDEQ at 601-961-5171 or the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency emergency line at 800-222-6362.

PRECISION FORECAST BY CHIEF METEOROLOGIST BARBIE BASSSETT TODAY

TONIGHT

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Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the upper 50s

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

LOCAL FORECAST sunday-tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the upper 80s; lows in the lower 60s

STATE FORECAST TOday Partly cloudy; highs in the mid-80s; lows in the upper 50s sunday-tuesday Partly cloudy; highs in the upper 80s; lows in the lower 60s

Almanac Highs and Lows High/past 24 hours............. 79º Low/past 24 hours............... 51º Average temperature......... 65º Normal this date................... 71º Record low..............41º in 1992 Record high............92º in 1952 Rainfall Recorded at the Vicksburg Water Plant Past 24 hours.........................N/A This month..............0.49 inches Total/year.................18.6 inches Normal/month......1.26 inches Normal/year........ 23.28 inches Solunar table Most active times for fish and wildlife Sunday: A.M. Active..........................10:05 A.M. Most active................. 3:52 P.M. Active...........................10:31 P.M. Most active.................. 4:18 Sunrise/sunset Sunset today........................ 7:47 Sunset tomorrow............... 7:48 Sunrise tomorrow.............. 6:11

RIVER DATA Stages Mississippi River at Vicksburg Current: 49.3 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 43 feet Yazoo River at Greenwood Current: 23.7 | Change: -0.2 Flood: 35 feet Yazoo River at Yazoo City Current: 31.8 | Change: +0.4 Flood: 29 feet Yazoo River at Belzoni Current: 26.8 | Change: +0.2 Flood: 34 feet Big Black River at West Current: 10.9 | Change: +0.5 Flood: 12 feet Big Black River at Bovina Current: 15 | Change: -1 Flood: 28 feet StEELE BAYOU Land....................................89.6 River....................................98.1

MISSISSIPPI RIVER Forecast Cairo, Ill. Sunday.................................... 58.8 Monday.................................. 58.4 Tuesday.................................. 57.9 Memphis Sunday.................................... 47.1 Monday.................................. 47.6 Tuesday.................................. 47.9 Greenville Sunday.................................... 60.1 Monday.................................. 61.1 Tuesday.................................. 62.0 Vicksburg Sunday.................................... 50.9 Monday.................................. 52.0 Tuesday.................................. 53.1


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Mississippi River Friday night’s stage: 49.3 12-hour change: + 0.4 Crest predicted for May 20: 57.5 feet Flood stage: 43 feet

Continued from Page A1. man is closed to trucks, and no weight limit is posted. The maximum on most roads in Vicksburg and Warren County is 57,650 pounds. Stages on the Mississippi River stood at 49.3 feet late Friday night, up 0.4 foot from Friday morning. The river is forecast to crest at 57.5 feet, which would put it past the 1927 flood by 1.3 feet. Levels at the Steele Bayou Control Structure were 89.6 feet on the land side and 98.1 feet on the river side. An area between U.S. 61 North and the port is expected to flood, according to Army Corps of Engineers estimates. South of Interstate 20, flooding is predicted between the river and U.S. 61 South, extending into northwest Claiborne County and east on the Big Black River to Fisher Ferry Road. On Friday, LeTourneau Technologies boated employees into its south Warren County yard after waters swept the access road and plant grounds. Small levees have been built near businesses north and south of town, including Ergon Marine and Anderson Tully. Shutdowns announced Friday by DiamondJacks Casino and Hotel and International Paper cited the flood, access and safety. IP’s Vicksburg Mill at Redwood will close Sunday to prepare for rising water on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. DiamondJacks will close at 3 a.m. Monday. Both said they’ll remain shuttered until waters recede, citing a higher crest predic-

Through the years • March 31, 2011 . . • May 26, 2010. . . . . • May 27, 2009. . . . . • April 19, 2008. . . . • Jan. 31, 2005. . . . . • May 29, 2003. . . . . • June 3, 2002. . . . . • May 14, 1998. . . . .

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Cody Emerle, 17, left, and Austin Muirhead, 13, stroll along a flooded LeTourneau Road Friday afternoon. Cody is the son of Jennifer Emerle. Austin is the son of Kevin Muirhead and Angie Brown. tion issued Monday and, in IP’s case, the suspension Wednesday of north-south rail service to the Mississippi 3 plant. “In light of the current flooding estimates, we are taking prudent measures to temporarily shut down the mill,” mill manager Tom Olstad said in a statement. “Our first concern is the safety and well-being of our employees, as well as protecting the mill’s equipment and other assets.” Most of the mill’s 296 employees will be laid off, and a “minimal skeleton crew” will work to secure the plant, a statement from the company said. Employees will be allowed to use vacation days and will be eligible for unemployment benefits, the company said. DiamondJacks had raised its barge a floor’s level last

weekend to prepare for a 53.5-foot crest. When the crest was raised, to 57.5 feet on May 20, plans changed, said Felicia Gavin, the casino’s executive vice president and general manager. “We now know that we will have to close, and we need time to prepare to protect our team members and our property from the Mississippi River at this historic level,” Gavin said. “The safety of our team members and our casino patrons is always top priority when making these decisions.” DiamondJacks’ employees will be paid to attend mandatory training classes during the closure, the casino said, and they will perform community service through the United Way of West Central Mississippi. The property listed 415 employees with the Mississippi Gaming Commis-

sion at the end of 2010. Ameristar Casino said Friday in a statement it “no longer believes the facility” is at risk for significant property damage from the looming flood and, if the casino closed, the shutdown would likely last about two weeks. Riverwalk and Rainbow casinos remain open. The former Horizon Casino plans to reopen as Grand Station Casino sometime this month and has said its casino barge in the Yazoo Diversion Canal can withstand the river’s rise. The Mississippi Gaming Commission has said closures in Vicksburg will be left up to the individual casinos. Several casinos from Tunica to Natchez have announced closures. Vicksburg’s five casinos employ about 2,150.

St. Charles Parish to alleviate stress on levees downriver. No decision has been made concerning the Morganza spillway, near Pointe

Coupee Parish and Wilkinson County, Miss., which has been opened only once, in 1973.

Louisiana Continued from Page A1. crest at 65 feet by May 22. Farther north, just across the Mississippi River from Vicksburg in Madison and Tensas parishes, the mood among engineers and levee officials is calmer. “This levee is in as good a shape as it can be,” said Tommy Hengst, a flood control official with the Vicksburg District of the Corps of Engineers, during a strategy meeting of the Fifth Louisiana Levee District in Tallulah. “The levee in 1927 pales in comparison to what’s there now.” Sand boils seeping up from the river have been kept to a minimum in Madison and Tensas. One, west of Davis Landing near Yucatan Lake in Tensas, required bagging during the week and will take three to four days to plug, said Reynold Minsky, levee district president. The lake is on the unprotected side of the mainline river levee system. “It’s nothing we can’t handle,” Minsky said. Lake Bruin, which is inside the levee system, may rise “a foot to a foot and a half”

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Dad’s control over son becomes less influential Q: As a dad, how much control should I have over my 17-year-old son when it comes to dating? Juli: Let’s start out with the unpleasant truth that you actually have no control. By trying to control his behavior, you’re likely to do more damage than good, prompting him to rebel or impeding his maturity. So, instead, let’s use the word influence. Your role as a parent needs to shift to one of mentor or coach, guiding your son with encouragement, advice and good questions. Hopefully, you have FOCUS ON spent THE FAMILY the last 17 years instilling the values in him that now shape his decisions. Though he might still respect your opinion on FOCUS ON issues like THE FAMILY dating and sexuality, his own beliefs will guide him. Recognize that an interest in girls is normal. Perhaps the most important influence you can be for your son during these late teen years is to cast a vision for him. Remind him of the character you see in him, and help him envision the husband you’d like him to be. Q: I think my daughter uses her iPhone too much. Is there such a thing as an electronic addiction? Jim: The battle over too much talking and texting is one that most parents will face with their teens. Most of the time, it’s just a matter of setting boundaries. However, if you feel your daughter is truly demonstrating addictive tendencies, contact a professional counselor. That said, there is a trend toward what author and speaker Judith Wright calls “soft addictions.” These are different from the things we typically define as addictive, such as drinking or gambling. Soft addictions are those behaviors you’re not ashamed to tell your friends about, such as shopping online, watching TV, and yes, using electronic devices. We all have things in our lives that could become soft addictions. The key is to identify those weak areas and put barriers in place. When it comes to even “harmless” pastimes, it’s important to exercise caution.

‘Has the sheik really died?’

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• Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, P.O. Box 444 Colorado Springs, CO 80903, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three. The website is www.family.org.

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The front page of a paper this week in Baghdad tells of the death of Osama bin Laden.

Islam’s faithful quiet as bin Laden era ends By The Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In life, Osama bin Laden was ingrained in the Muslim consciousness in countless ways: the lion of holy warriors, the untouchable nemesis of the West, the evil zealot who soiled their faith with blood and intolerance. In death, however, the voices across the Islamic world are now relatively muted in sharp counterpoint to the rage and shame — or hero-worship — he long inspired. For some, the account of bin Laden’s death during a U.S. raid early Monday on his Pakistan compound is still too much to accept. One post on a militant website asks: “Has the sheik really died?” But a more complex explanation for the relative quiet on the Muslim streets lies, in fact, on those same streets. The pro-democracy uprisings across the Arab world suggest to many that alQaida’s clenched-fist ideology has little place for a new generation seeking Western-

‘Any Arab or Muslim who believes that terrorism is destructive and harmful to Arabism and Islam, cannot but receive the news of the fate of Osama bin Laden with feelings of sympathy toward the family of thousands of victims who died in different areas of the world because of him or by his orders’ Osama bin Laden

Saad Hariri

Lebanon Prime Minister

style political reforms and freedoms — even though al-Qaida offshoots still hold ground in places such as Yemen and Pakistan. “Bin Laden died in Egypt before he was killed in Pakistan,” said Abdulkhaleq Abdullah, a professor of political science at Emirates University. “The young

people who successfully challenged the status quo with peaceful means proved change the bin Laden way — the violent way, the jihad way — did not come.” Lebanon’s caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri — who took office after his father Rafik Hariri was killed in a 2005 truck bombing in Beirut

— said bin Laden’s death serves as something of a moment of silence for those killed by al-Qaida or groups that borrowed their violence creed. “Any Arab or Muslim who believes that terrorism is destructive and harmful to Arabism and Islam, cannot but receive the news of the fate of Osama bin Laden with feelings of sympathy toward the family of thousands of victims who died in different areas of the world because of him or by his orders,” said a statement by Saad Hariri. Even in Iraq, there have been few public outpourings of happiness or grief in a country that has suffered years of relentless bombings and attacks by al-Qaida-linked groups targeting American forces or supporters of the U.S.-backed government. A Baghdad-based political analyst, Hadi Jalo, said it appears to reflect a shift in Sunni insurgent groups that once called for a medievalstyle Islamic caliphate in See bin Laden, Page B4.

Sea burial shines light on religious rules By The Associated Press Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea by the U.S. government has spurred worldwide debate among Islamic leaders and scholars: Did officials follow Islamic tradition in handling the body before and during burial, as they contend? Experts’ responses vary as widely as the interpretations among followers of any faith. Some saw the burial as an appropriate option; others decried it as an unacceptable way to treat a body of a Muslim, regardless of his actions in life. Still, there are some basic customs and practices of Islamic burial, say Muslim clerics: • The preference is always for bodies to be buried on land, but custom allows for sea burials if someone dies on a ship and there is no way to quickly get the body to land. • The body must be buried within 24 hours to honor the

The bottom line is ‘we should not insult the body of any person when he is dead,’ said Ahmad Sakr, president of the Foundation of Islamic Knowledge and director of the Islamic Education Center in Walnut, Calif. ‘There are rules and regulations for burial, whether he’s a practicing Muslim or a lazy Muslim.’ Prophet Muhammad, and should not be cremated or embalmed. • In the grave, the head should be pointed toward the holy city of Mecca in preparation for judgment. • Before burial, the body needs to be ritually washed from top to bottom and dried. The process is meant to honor God, or Allah. “Allah created the body and we have to respect the body as though the air and blood is still going through it — that’s the vessel that held the spirit of the human being,” said Abdullah Bey El-Amin, a Detroit imam and president of a company that provides funeral prod-

ucts and services. • After the washing, custom calls for the body to be wrapped in three pieces of cloth for men, five for women. • The funeral at a mosque or elsewhere should include a special burial prayer with four parts to glorify God, and reading of the first chapter of the Quran. The bottom line is “we should not insult the body of any person when he is dead,” said Ahmad Sakr, president of the Foundation of Islamic Knowledge and director of the Islamic Education Center in Walnut, Calif. “There are rules and regulations for burial, whether

he’s a practicing Muslim or a lazy Muslim,” Sakr said. President Barack Obama said bin Laden’s remains had been handled in accordance with custom, which requires speedy burial, and the Pentagon later said the body was sunk in the waters of the northern Arabian Sea after adhering to traditional Islamic procedures — including washing the corpse — aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. A U.S. official said the burial decision was made after concluding that it would have been difficult to find a country willing to accept bin Laden’s remains. There was also concern that a grave site could have become a rallying point for militants. Some prominent Muslim clerics in the Middle East have suggested that the burial at sea could be interpreted by some Muslims as an insult and invite retribution.


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

Baha’i Faith Services for Baha’i Faith are comprised of a devotional at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by Deepening at 11:30. The phone number is 601-4155360.

Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and the youths meeting, followed by worship at 11. A Mother’s Day program will be presented by the children under the direction of Sandra Worthy. Music is led by Hope Raney. Earlene Alexander is pianist. Children’s church is led by Ann Grimshel. On Monday, UMW and UMM will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the home of John and Beverly Harris. The Rev. Harry Hawkins is pastor.

Bypass Church of Christ

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

Sunday services at Bypass Church of Christ, 787 U.S. 61 North, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible classes for all ages. Worship is at 10:30 with Joel Dimmette, associate minister, delivering the sermon. Worship consists of congregational and a cappella singing and observance of the Lord’s Supper. Evening assembly is at 6 with Dimmette. Wednesday, Bible study for all ages begins at 7 p.m. For transportation or a free Bible correspondence course or home Bible study, call 601638-6165.

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

Bingham Memorial Services at Bingham Memorial M.B. Church, 1063 Green St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Dorothy Miles is assistant superintendent. Mother’s Day program begins at 11 a.m. Sunday with Zelmarine Murphy, guest speaker. Worship is each second Sunday at 11 a.m. Covenant begins at 10:30 a.m. each second Sunday. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each second Saturday. Choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday before the fourth Sunday and at noon each fourth Saturday.

Bovina Baptist Services at Bovina Baptist Church, 5293 U.S. 80, begin at 9:45 with Sunday school led by Jim Daquilla. Worship with a recognition service for the mothers begins at 11. The sanctuary choir led by Jerry Stuart, music minister will be singing special music. Brian Parker, minister of students and education will deliver the morning message. Jo Sumrall is minister of children. Evening services are canceled. Wednesday evening activities begin at 6 with a business meeting, handbells, youth Bible study and children’s choir rehearsal. Adult choir rehearsal begins at 6:45. A nursery is provided.

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

Bradley’s Chapel U.M.C. Services at Bradley’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 13815 Oak Ridge

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

Cedar Grove M.B. Services at Cedar Grove M.B. Church, 3300 Grange Hall Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Jimmie Jefferson, superintendent. Worship begins at 11 with Paul Fleming, pastor. Communion is each third Sunday. Worship is broadcast at 10 a.m. each Sunday on WRTM FM 100.5. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Monday. Travanti Hill is minister of music. Children’s choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each second Tuesday. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Brotherhood Ministry meets at 7 p.m. each second Friday.

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

Christian Home No. 2 M.B. Services at Christain Home No. 2 M.B. Church, 4769 Lee Road, begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Communion is each second Sunday. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For transportation call 601-883-0286 or 601-636-0419. The Rev. Johnny Hughes is pastor.

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devotion “Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus Our Lord.”

Romans 8:39 • After the Spanish Inquisition, Napoleon’s soldiers uncovered a dungeon. They went down into the dungeon and found a skeleton with chains still on it. To their surprise, they looked on the wall and saw a cross. • At the apex of the cross, was the word “height.” At the foot of the cross, was the word “depth.” And on either side of the cross were the words “breadth” and “length.” • To this prisoner, the cross was a picture of the dimensions of God’s love. God’s love is expansive and everlasting. No man can ever become so unlovely, that God can’t love him. • Devotion written by Dr. Adrian Rogers in conjunction with Love Worth Finding Ministries. Web site: http://www.lwf.org of Christ, 811 Culkin Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Bible classes. Worship is at 11. On Wednesday, a Bible class for all ages is at 7 p.m. Call 601-636-0141 or 601-5290904 for a free Bible study. Larry Harris is the minister.

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

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

Clover Valley M.B. Services at Clover Valley M.B. Church, 7670 Mississippi 27 South, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship. Communion is each first Sunday; Covenant is each third Sunday; pantry donations are accepted each second and fifth Sunday; fourth Sunday worship is a devotional service by the women’s ministry; all start at 11. Bible study is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Missionary workers meet at 6:30 p.m. each second Tuesday. Choir rehearsal begins at 5 p.m. Monday and at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the second Sunday. Call 601-636-6375 or 601-6382070. The Rev. Samuel Jones is pastor.

Crawford Street U.M.C. Services at Crawford Street United Methodist Church, 900 Crawford St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school and Melody Makers meeting. Chancel choir rehearsal is at 10:40 and worship is at 10:55. The Rev. Cary Stockett is pastor. The sanctuary and Sunday school rooms are handicap accessible in Wesley Hall. MAAD for kindergarten through sixth grade will meet at 5 p.m. The worship committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday in the conference room. On Tuesday, men’s breakfast and devotional begin at 6:50 a.m. On Wednesday, a mandatory parent’s meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. for the “Created by God” retreat that is Friday

from 5:30 until 9:30 and May 14 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Adult handbell rehearsal is at 6. Confirmation Banquet in Floral Hall and Chancel choir rehearsal are at 7. The Web site is www.crawfordstreetumc.org.

Cross Point Services at Cross Point Church, 510 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with traditional worship, followed by Sunday Snackdown before Sunday school classes for all ages. Contemporary worship and children’s church are at 11. A nursery is provided. Services begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Eagle Lake U.M.C. Services at Eagle Lake United Methodist Church, 16682 Mississippi 465, Eagle Lake, are canceled until Mississippi 465 is open again and families return to the Eagle Lake community. Call 601218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

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

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

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

First Assembly of Yahweh Services at First Assembly of Yahweh, 3820 U.S. 80, begin at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Robert L. Lewis is pastor. Call 601636-4882.

First Baptist Services at First Baptist Church, 1607 Cherry St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study, followed by worship

at 10:50 with Dr. Matt Buckles, pastor, delivering the message. Bible study groups are available, and a nursery is provided. Sunday school and morning worship for the hearing impaired are available. Evening service is canceled. Celebrate Recovery begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mafan Building, 1315 Adams St. On Wednesday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m.; Mission Mosaic begins at 4:30 p.m.; family supper begins at 4:45; and church family time begins at 5:50. GA and RA recognition service and preschool care are at 6:15. On Friday, English as a Second Language begins at 8:30 a.m. Celebrate Recovery will meet at 6 p.m. at the Mafan Building. Visit www.fbcvicksburg.org.

First Christian Church Services at First Christian Church, (Disciples of Christ), 3005 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 10:45 with the chancel choir presenting the anthem. Chaplain Jeffery Murphy will deliver the message. The Lord’s Supper is celebrated weekly. A nursery is provided. Committee and board meetings begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Gibson Memorial Activities at Gibson Memorial Untied Methodist Church, 335 Oak Ridge Road, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. The Dabney Bible Class can be heard at 10 a.m. Sunday on WBBV 101.3. Worship is at 11. Greg Hazelrig is pastor. Paul Ballard is worship leader. On Wednesday, Midday Bible study begins 12:30 p.m. and choir practice is at 6:30 p.m. Visit www.gibsonumc.org.

Goodrum Baptist Services at Goodrum Baptist Church, 4569 Fisher Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Wednesday night prayer meeting is at 6:30. Mike Pennock is the pastor. Rick McDaniel will lead the music.

Gospel Temple M.B. Services at Gospel Temple M.B. Church, 1612 Lane St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Recco Owns is Sunday school superintendent. Bennie Slaughter is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship and Communion service are at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Women’s ministry meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday. Prayer/ Bible study meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Edley is pastor. For transportation call 601-634-0759.

Grace Baptist Services at Grace Baptist Church, 1729 Hankinson Road, begin with Bible study at 9:45 a.m. Worship with a baptismal service is at 11, with the Rev. Bryan Abel delivering the message. Ed Crawford will lead the music. Evening activites begin at 5:30 with discipleship training, followed by worship at 6:30. WMU meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, senior adult fellowship meets at 10 a.m. Prayer meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

Greater Grove Street Services at Greater Grove Street M.B. Church, 2715 Alcorn Drive, begin at 8:30 a.m. with worship. Fifth Sunday services begin at 10 a.m. The Lord’s Supper is observed each first Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are provided. Bible school begins at 6 p.m. with Hour of Power Service each Wednesday before the fourth Sunday. Baptismal is each last Wednesday. On Thursday, Bible Class and fellowship begin at 10:30 a.m.

Valet parking is available for the handicapped or senior citizens. For transportation or prayer request, call 601-218-3911 or visit www. ggsmbc.org. C.J. Williams is minister of music. The Rev. Dr. Casey D. Fisher is pastor.

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

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

Greater Oak Grove M.B. Services at Greater Oak Grove M.B. Church, 3302 Patricia St., begin at 8 a.m. with worship. On Tuesday, prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., followed by Bible class at 6:30. The Rev. Michael Wesley will deliver the message May 17 at 6 p.m. The Rev. James C. Archer is associate pastor.

Hawkins U.M.C. Sunday activities at Hawkins United Methodist Church, 3736 Halls Ferry Road, begin with the trustees meeting at 8:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10. UMW executive meeting begins at 4 p.m. Snack supper begins at 5:30. UMYF begins at 6. A nursery is provided. On Monday, finance committee meeting is at 5 p.m. Children’s council begins at 5:30. Cub Scouts meets at 6. Boy Scouts and Navajo Mission meetings are at 7. On Tuesday, 60th anniversary planning meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Prayer group meeting is at 6. On Wednesday, DMA’s begins at 11:30 a.m. Handbells begins at 5:45; and chancel choir is at 7. On Thursday, preschool graduation is at 6 p.m.

Holy Cross Anglican Services at Holy Cross Anglican Church (Reformed Episcopal Church) 1021 Crawford St., located inside the former Sisters of Mercy Chapel, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Bible study. Holy Communion begins at 10:30; baptized Christians may participate. The Rev. Mark Bleakley presides. Child care is provided. The sanctuary and fellowship rooms are accessible to the handicapped through the back gate on Adams Street. Call 601-529-9636.

House of Israel Services at The House of Israel Hebrew Culture Center, 1500 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. with Sabbath Continued on Page B3.


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church events Continued from Page B2. School each Saturday. Evening worship begins at 1 p.m. Bible Class begins at 5 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Radio Outreach Ministry is broadcast on 100.5 F.M. WRTM Sunday morning at 9. Ahmetahee Ben Israel is minister. www.houseofisraelhcc-vburg.com

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

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

Jones Chapel M.B. Services at Jones Chapel M.B. Church, 1340 Bay St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is each second Sunday and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Breakfast is each first and third Sunday at 8:30. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Adrian Clark is pastor.

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

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

King David No. 2 M.B. Services at King David No. 2 M.B. Church, 1224 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship with Communion is each second and fourth Sunday at 11. Johnny L. Williams is pastor.

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

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• First Baptist Church of Pearl— 6:30 p.m., Gospel Singing Jubilee; Chuck Wagon Gang, Tim Frith and Gospel Echoes and Southern Plainsmen; 601-906-0677; 405 N. Bierdeman Road. • Mount Calvary Baptist — 10 a.m., Women’s ministry; Melinda Johnson Blackmore, guest speaker; Mincer Minor, pastor; 1350 East Ave. • Mount Olive Baptist — 6 p.m., Women in White; Evangelist Carolyn Jackson, guest speaker; Gospel Temple M.B. Church choir; 210 Villa Nova Road. • Pleasant Valley M.B. — 3 p.m., Mother’s Luncheon and Pearls of Wisdom; 260 Mississippi 27. • Triumphant Baptist — 9-11 a.m., Food Distribution; provide picture ID, Social Security card for each family member and proof of income; 74 Scenic Drive.

• Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina. • Vicksburg Convention Center — 7 p.m. Marvin Sapp; free admission; presented by The Word Church of Vicksburg.

SUNDAY • Gospel Temple M.B. — 11 a.m., Mother’s Day Celebration; Evangelist Carolyn Liggans Jackson, guest speaker; the Rev. Walter Edley, pastor; 1612 Lane St. • Mount Able M.B. — 133rd church anniversary; the Rev. Jerry Barley, guest speaker; the Rev. Henry Hudson, pastor; 1 1/2 miles west of Mound. • Mount Buria Baptist — 11:30 a.m., Women’s Day Celebration; Evangelist Joann Gardner, guest speaker; 75 JointerJohnson Drive, Cary. • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina. • New Light M.B. — Noon, Evangelist Victoria Q. Green’s first anniversary; the Rev. Michael A. White, guest speaker; 310 Cedar St., Port Gibson. • St. Mary’s Episcopal — 4 p.m., Mother’s Day Hymn Fest with Roger Alford and Sid Champion; reception to follow; Bolton. • Shiloh Baptist — 3 p.m., Women’s Auxiliary Mother’s Day program; 920 Meadow St. • Unity Temple Full Gospel — 10 a.m., Mother’s Day program; Pearl McGowan, Minnie Mann and Bertha McQuay, speakers; Bishop Johnny Gibson, pastor; 2647 Roosevelt Ave.

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

Lighthouse Baptist Services at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1804 Sky Farm Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Wanda Vines and Sharon Forbes will lead the children and youth. Mike Sharp will lead the adult class. Worship is at 11 with Dr. E.L. Sharp, pastor, delivering the message. Training union for young adults led by Debra Grayon and men’s prayer are at 5:30 p.m. Worship is at 6 with special music and the pastor’s message. On Wednesday, training union, Bible study and prayer service are at 7 p.m. A nursery is provided for all services.

Living Word Baptist Services at Living Word Baptist Church, 2845 Clay St., Suite 13 (in the Emmich Building), begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members orientation. Worship is at 11. Morning Glory worship services are at 8:30 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Bible study is at 7 each Wednesday night. Women’s ministry is at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. Man II Man, a men’s ministry, is at 8:30 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. Dr. Stevie C. Duncan is senior pastor. Visit thelivingwordbaptistchurch. com. E-mail livingwordbless@aol.com

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

a.m. each second Saturday. The Rev. Henry Lee Taylor Jr. is pastor.

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

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

Mount Calvary Baptist Services at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1350 East Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, directed by Al Evans, superintendent. Worship is at 11 with Mincer Minor, pastor, delivering the message. Communion is each second and third Sunday at 11. Children’s ministry for ages 1-7 begins at 9:30 a.m. in the annex each Sunday. Brotherhood meets at 6 p.m. each first Tuesday. Ushers meet at 6 p.m. each Tuesday before the second Sunday. Wednesday’s youth Bible study and intercessory prayer begin at 6 p.m., followed by adult Bible study at 7. Junior choir rehearses at 5 p.m. Thursday before the first and third Sunday. Senior choir rehearses at 6 p.m. each Thursday. Male chorus rehearses at 6 p.m. Thursday before the fifth Sunday. Women’s ministry begins at 10 a.m. each first Saturday. The trustee board meets at 9 a.m. and deacons at 11 a.m. Saturday before the second Sunday. For transportation call 601-636-4999.

Mount Carmel M.B. Services at Mount Carmel M.B. Church, 2629 Alma St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Keafur Grimes. Worship and Communion are each first Sunday; Sunday school enhancement is each second Sunday; worship and testimony service is each third Sunday; and youth services each fourth and fifth Sunday. All are at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting/Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

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

THURSDAY • Mount Hebron M.B. — 7:15 p.m., Combined revival with New Hope M.B. Church, the Rev. Frank Gardner, pastor; the Rev. Charlie Blackmore, speaker; the Rev. Willie J. White, pastor; Bovina. • The Word Church of Vicksburg — Noon, “Come and Dine With the Father”; Apostle Oscar L. Davis, pastor; 1201 Grove St.

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

MAY 14 • Mount Pisgah M.B. — 2 p.m., Gospel Concert; Vicksburg Youth/Young Adult Mass choir and other church choirs and praise groups; 1519 Lummie St.

Senior choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. Saturday before the first Sunday. Male choir rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. Friday before the third Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal is at 1 p.m. Saturday before the fourth Sunday. Mission Society begins at 3 p.m. each second Monday and at 2 p.m. each fourth Saturday at Carmel Manor, 910 Bowman. Dr. Franklin L. Lassiter is pastor.

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

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

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

Mount Olive M.B. Services at Mount Olive M.B. Church of Villa Nova, 210 Villanova Road, in the Oak Ridge community, begin with Sunday school at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 10 each Sunday. Communion is at 10 a.m. each third Sunday. On Tuesday, Bible study begins at 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Richard Hopkins is pastor.

Mount Pilgrim Services at Mount Pilgrim, Freetown, begin at 10 a.m.

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

gregation’s Bible study and fellowship are at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Chuck Parish is senior pastor. Alberto Vidal is pastor of Hispanic ministries. The Rev. Ron Ray is pastor of discipleship ministries. Pastor Emeritus is the Rev. Kuhrman Cox. Visit www.vicksburg-nazarene. org.

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

New Dimension World Services at New Dimension World, 2011 Washington St., begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship. Tuesday Night Touch (question and answer Bible study) is at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. Bishop George Tyler Straughter is founder and senior pastor. Call 601456-0215. Visit www.NDWorld.org.

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

New Mount Pilgrim

Services for Mount Zion M.B., Eagle Lake, will be at Mount Zion No. 4 M.B. Church, 122 Union Ave. Worship is at 11. The Rev. Henry Mayfield Sr. is pastor.

Services at New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church, 501 N. Poplar St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school led by Leroy Gillium, deacon and assistant superintendent. The following begin at 11 — second Sunday services; Covenant after Sunday school each third Sunday; and Communion services each fourth Sunday. Life Changing for Today’s Christian is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday. Minister Jacqueline Griffin, is instructor. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by Bible study under the direction of the Rev. Virdell Lewis. Senior choir practice led by Jean Thomas begins at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday before the second, third and fourth Sunday. The usher board meets at 11 a.m. each first Saturday. Recordings of services are available from Lee Griffin, deacon, or by calling 601-636-6386. The Rev. Henry J. Williams is pastor.

Mount Zion No. 4 M.B.

Northside Baptist

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

Mount Zion M.B.

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

Narrow Way M.B. Services for Narrow Way M.B. Church, 400 Adams St., in the St. James No. 1 M.B. Church, begin at 11 a.m. each first and third Sunday. Communion is each first Sunday. Bible class begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James E. Williams is pastor. Call 601218-8061.

Nazarene Services for Vicksburg First Church of Nazarene, 3428 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:50. Evening praise and worship is at 6. Hispanic Sunday service and Sunday school are at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, youth activities begin at 5:30 p.m. Dinner and worship team practice are at 6, followed by Bible study at 7. Adults continue with “Ashes to Fire.” Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Hispanic con-

Services at Northside Baptist Church, 4820 N. Washington St., begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by children’s church and worship led by Dr. Frank Lescallette, pastor, at 11. A nursery is provided. Evening activities begin at 5 with Kids Time, followed by Youth Explosion and evening worship at 6. Wednesday activities begin at 6 p.m. with Mission Study, men’s Bible study and GAs, followed by prayer service at 7.

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

Pentecostal Explosion Services at Pentecostal Explosion Ministries, 2130 Washington St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by praise and worship at 10:30. Wednesday Continued on Page B4.


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church events Continued from Page B3. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Corporate prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. each second and fourth Friday. Leonard and Paula Calcote are pastors. Call 601-953-6812.

Pleasant Green Services at Pleasant Green Baptist, 817 Bowman St., begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., led by Ernest Walker, deacon and superintendent, and Elwin Johnson, assistant superintendent. Second Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. Communion is each fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Deacons and trustees meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday before the second Sunday. Mission ministry meets at 10 a.m. Saturday before the first and third Sunday. Herman L. Sylvester is pastor.

Pleasant Hill M.B. Services at Pleasant Hill M.B. Church, 11170 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9 a.m. with baptism, followed by Sunday school at 10. Worship and Communion begin at 11:15 each second Sunday. Worship is at 11:15 each fourth Sunday. Prayer and Bible study begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Joseph Brisco is pastor.

Pleasant Valley M.B. Services at Pleasant Valley M.B. Church, 260 Mississippi 27, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school and new members class, followed by Communion service at 11. A nursery for children as old as 4 is provided. On Tuesday, Shady Lawn Nursing Home Ministry begins at 6:30 p.m. Bible class begins at 7. Applications for the fall semester at Trinity Theological Seminary, Vicksburg branch, will be taken Tuesday nights from 7 until 7:30. Classes begin Sept. 11. The Rev. Joe Harris Jr. is pastor.

Port Gibson U.M.C. Third Sunday of Easter services at Port Gibson United Methodist Church, 901 Church St., begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11. Graduates will be honored. The Rev. David Harrison will be bringing the message. Professional counseling is offered at Grace Christian Counseling Center, 907 Church St. Call 601-437-5046.

Porters Chapel U.M.C. Services at Porters Chapel United Methodist Church, 200 Porters Chapel Road, begin at 8:30 a.m. with early service, followed by Good News Discussion Group at 9:45. Sunday school is at 10. Traditional worship service is at 11 with the Rev. D.R. Ragsdale delivering the sermon. Ken Warren will lead congregational singing. A nursery is provided. On Monday, Cursillo II will meet at 5:30 p.m. Boy Scouts will meet at 7. Cursillo will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. On Friday, Dominos will be played at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Call 601-636-2966

or e-mail pcumc­_vicksburg@ yahoo.com.

Redwood U.M.C. Services at Redwood United Methodist Church, 101 Redwood Road, across from Redwood Elementary, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with the Rev. Barbara Hite bringing the sermon. Holy Communion will be observed. Colt and Christopher Lee will be acolytes. Christopher and Johnny Lee will be ushers. A nursery is provided. On Wednesday, Kidz Klub meets at 3 p.m. Adult choir practice begins at 6:30. Call 601-218-6255 or 601-636-7177.

Refuge Services at Refuge Church, 6202 Indiana Ave., begin at 10:45 a.m. with praise and worship with Bethany Winkler, music pastor. Tony Winkler, pastor, will bring the message. Kidz Konstruction for ages 4 to 9 begins at 10:45. Wednesday Family Night for all ages begins at 7 in the Family Life Center. A nursery is available for children as old as 4. Call 601-6384439 or visit www.myrefugechurch.com.

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

Rose Hill M.B. Services at Rose Hill M.B. Church, 683 Stenson Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Morris Shelton is deacon and superintendent. Leon Davis is deacon and assistant superintendent. Worship is at 11. Walter Weathersby is pastor.

St. Alban’s Episcopal Services for the Third Sunday of Easter at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 5930 Warriors Trail, begin at 8:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1. Choir practice is at 9:45, under the direction of Joan Leese, organist and choirmaster. Holy Eucharist, Rite 11, will celebrated at 11 with the Rev. Billie Abraham, rector, celebrating and preaching. Coffee and fellowship follow each service. Child care is provided at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Each Wednesday at 7 a.m. is a study of “Twelve Steps to Spiritual Wholeness, A Christian Pathway.” Holy Eucharist and potluck dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at the home of Joy and Bryan Brabston. Call 601-6366687.

of Myrrhbearing Women; Great Vespers at 5:30 tonight; Matins and Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Confessions are heard before and after every service. All services are in English. The Very Rev. John W. Morris is pastor. Call 601636-2483. Visit www.stgeorgevicksburg.org.

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

St. Luke Church of God in Christ Services at St. Luke Church of God in Christ, 915 First East St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with a special service celebrating Mother’s Day. One Hour of Prayer is at 8 a.m. Saturday. On Tuesday, prayer/Bible study is at 7 p.m. A home and foreign missions Bible study is at 7 p.m. Friday. Evangelism and youth services are each first Friday. YWCC is each third Friday. Choir rehearsal is each second and fourth Friday. All begin at 8 p.m. Elder Douglas Anderson is pastor. For transportation, call 601-638-0389.

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 900 First North St., will observe the Third Sunday of Easter at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Denny Allman will bring the message and serve at Holy Eucharist Rite II from the Book of Common Prayer. Snacks are served before and after the service.

St. Paul Catholic St. Paul Catholic Church, 713 Crawford St., will celebrate the Third Sunday of Easter. Vigil Mass is at 5:30 tonight. Sunday Mass is at 10:30 a.m. First Saturday Fatima Rosary begins 9 a.m. Daily Mass is at 7 am. Tuesday through Friday. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays is at 5 p.m. Altar Society meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with a social, followed by a meeting at 10.

St. Paul M.B. Services at St. Paul M.B. Church, 1413 Elm St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Evelyn Byrd is superintendent. Roosevelt Kidd is assistant superintendent. Communion is each second Sunday at 11. Bible study begins at 6 p.m. Monday. Choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday. Dr. Michael R. Reed is pastor.

Shady Grove Baptist

Services at St. Luke Freewill Baptist Church, 91 Young Alley, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship each first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday. The sermon is titled “The Hardship of a Devoted Mother.” Billy Bennett Jr. is pastor.

Services at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 61 Shady Grove Circle, begin at 10 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 each first and fourth Sunday. Bible class begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Adult choir practice begins at 11 a.m. each Saturday before the first and fourth Sunday. Youth choir rehearsal begins at noon each Saturday before the first Sunday. Richard Johnson is pastor.

St. Mark Free Will

Shiloh Baptist

Services at St. Mark Free Will Baptist Church, 2606 Hannah St., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Oscar Denton III is deacon and superintendent. Worship and fellowship services begin at 11 a.m. each second Sunday. The Lord’s Supper is observed at 11 a.m. each fourth Sunday with Rosman Daniels, music minister. Bible study begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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

St. Luke Freewill

St. Mary’s Catholic

Services at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, 2709 Washington St., include: The Sunday

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

Agency mocked the epic costs of the near decade-long hunt for America’s most wanted figure and its wars in the region. “American lives are being lost. Innocent civilians are being killed. Several of the conflicts appear to be primed to go on for a long time,” said the agency, which is closely aligned with Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard. The lack of major public outpourings or declarations from al-Qaida also add another layer of guesswork about its future. Most assume that bin Laden’s top aide, Egyptianborn Ayman al-Zawahri, is the apparent al-Qaida heir. There

have been only isolated calls for quick revenge against the United States from protesters or on jihadist websites. Just hours after bin Laden’s death was announced, however, CIA director Leon Panetta warned that “terrorists almost certainly will attempt to avenge” the killing of the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks. “Bin Laden is dead,” Panetta wrote in a memo to CIA staff. “Al-Qaida is not.” In Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on Wednesday, about 1,000 mourners joined prayers for bin Laden arranged by a militant-linked charity. But there have been few other

St. George Orthodox

St. Mary’s Episcopal

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

Standfield New Life Services at Standfield New Life Christian Church, 1404 Lane St., begin at 10 a.m. with worship. Maximized Manhood begins at 5 p.m. each first and third Sunday. New membership orientation begins at 2 p.m. each

second and fourth Sunday. Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Angel Food orders are taken monthly; call 601-638-5380.

Travelers Rest Baptist Services at Travelers Rest Baptist Church, 718 Bowmar Ave., begin at 9 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. A nursery is available. Children’s church is available. Music is by the Men of Purpose. Deacons meet at 7:30 p.m. each second Monday. Baptism is at 10 a.m. each first Sunday. The missionary ministry meets at 10 a.m. each first and third Saturday. The ushers and wellness ministries meet after services each third Sunday. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. each second and fourth Tuesday. Youth tutorial meets at 7 p.m. each Tuesday night. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday. Choir rehearsal is as follows: Men of Purpose each first and third Monday at 6:30 p.m.; Perfect Praise at 6 p.m. each fourth Wednesday; Inspirational choir each second Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; and United Voices of Worship at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Thomas E. Bernard is pastor. Call 601-6363712 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Triumph Services at Triumph Church, 136 Honeysuckle Lane, begin with prayer at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Worship is at 8:30 and 10:30 with the sanctuary choir presenting praise and worship. Zena Fields, pastor, will be giving a special Mother’s Day message. The service at 10:30 will be streaming live on www.triumphchurchvicksburg.com. Kingdom Kids Church and a teen class are available. Corporate prayer is at 6 a.m. Tuesday and at 6 p.m. Saturday. Wednesday services are as follows: Elevate Your Life classes, Generate student ministries and Kingdom Kids church. All begin at 6:30 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:35. Men’s fraternity meets from 8 until 9:30 a.m. each first Saturday. A nursery is provided for ages up to 3. Mike Fields is senior pastor.

p.m. A nursery is provided Sunday mornings.

Westminster Services at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3601 Halls Ferry Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship is at 11 with Pastor Scott Reiber preaching, assisted by Elder Bob Walker. Youth is at 4:30 p.m. Kid’s Klub is at 5. Mary Claire Allison is choir director. Dr. Gwen Reiber is the organist. Mary Martha Circle meets at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday. Family Night Supper begins at 6:30 with Karen Stewart of Bethany Christian Services. Esther Circle begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Visit wpcvicksburg.com.

Wilderness Baptist Services at Wilderness Baptist Church, 5415 Gibson Road, begin at 9:45 a.m. with Sunday school, followed by worship at 11 with Bob Conrad, pastor, delivering the message. Evening services are canceled. On Wednesday, old-time prayer begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by monthly business meeting. A nursery is provided.

Word of Faith Services at Word of Faith Christian Church, 3525 Wisconsin Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school. Worship begins at 10:30. Children’s church and a nursery are provided for all services. Corporate prayer is at 10:15 a.m. Sunday and at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. On Wednesday, services and Glorify God Youth Ministry begin at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Reginald L. Walker is pastor. Bishop Keith A. Butler is founder. Call 601638-2500 or visit www.wofccvicksburg.com.

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

Warrenton

Zion Travelers M.B.

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

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

Wayside Baptist Services at Wayside Baptist Church, 6151 Jeff Davis Road, begin with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 with Jason Wooley. Evening worship is at 6. On Wednesday, prayer meeting/Bible study is at 7

bin Laden Continued from Page B1. Iraq. They now are increasingly plotting ways to influence Iraq’s political world with U.S. troops scheduled to leave by the end of the year. “Iraq today is different from Iraq in 2004, 2005 and 2006,” Jalo said. “If the death news came at that period, we would see mourning ceremonies in different areas where al-Qaida insurgents were active.” In neighboring Iran — which backed the Shiite militant foes of Iraq’s al-Qaida militants — bin Laden’s death brought little public reaction, but was used by the Islamic rulers to jab at Washington. A commentary Wednesday by Iran’s semiofficial Fars News

protests in the country that bin Laden may have used as his fugitive base for years. In bin Laden’s pre-9/11 stronghold, Afghanistan, many people still refused to believe that he was dead despite Washington’s assertions of positive DNA tests. “I don’t think he’s dead,” said Salam Jan Rishtania, a 26-year-old student in Kandahar. “I don’t trust the Americans because they are playing games over here. This may be part of their game.” Still, there were some acts of homage in other parts of the Muslim world. About 25 people in the Gaza Strip held pictures and post-

ers of bin Laden on Tuesday. On the podcast channel of the pan-Arab broadcaster Al-Jazeera, some messages praised bin Laden among many others denouncing him. “You are the sheik of the mujahedeen (holy warriors). God may grant you heaven,” said one post. Another read: “You are in heaven, Sheik Osama.” Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister of Hamas-controlled Gaza, portrayed bin Laden as the victim of a state-sponsored “terrorist act.” “We disagree with the vision of holy warrior Osama bin Laden, but we condemn this terrorist act,” Haniyeh

told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “What the U.S. did is not a heroic action, but a targeted killing. ... To pursue and kill him in Pakistan, which is Muslim land, means for us a further intervention in the land of Islam.” But in Somalia, where a hard-line Islamist group holds sway over large parts of the country, demonstrators marched defiantly through government-held parts of the capital, Mogadishu, and burned a flag they said represented al-Qaida. “Terror, terror go away,” they chanted. “Little kids want to play.”


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

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South Carolina ace puts clamps on Rebs From staff reports

PCA spring game Thursday, 5 p.m. at Tensas Academy

Now that they’re in the thick of the Southeastern Conference tournament race, the Ole Miss Rebels picked a bad time to run into the best team in the country and its ace. Michael Roth allowed one run and one walk in eight innings, Peter Mooney and Robert Beary each had three hits and an RBI, and South Carolina defeated Ole Miss 6-1 in the series opener in Oxford on Friday night. “Roth was able to mix a little bit,” South Carolina coach Ray Tanner said. “He stuck some fastballs when he needed to. His change-up was really good, he located, his stuff was really good and he got us deep into the game.” Roth gave up six hits,

WC spring game Friday, 5 p.m. at Yazoo City

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Down home at Darlington Kyle Busch wins Nationwide race; Kahne on pole for tonight’s Cup race/C2

Schedule PREP FOOTBALL VHS spring game Thursday, 5 p.m. at Taylorsville

St. Al spring game Friday, 5 p.m. at Ridgeland

On TV 3 p.m. NBC - May is here, and that can mean only one thing — it’s time to pay attention to horse racing again. The 137th running of the Kentucky Derby today kicks off the Triple Crown season, when everyone becomes an expert. Preview/C3.

Who’s hot FARMER ABENDROTH Tallulah resident hit three home runs and batted .600 for the tournament to lead the Vicksburg Braves to the championship of the 10year-olds’ Lafayette Crawfish Classic last weekend.

Sidelines Lookouts pitchers befuddle M-Braves

Four Chattanooga pitchers combined to allow one run and strike out nine batters Friday night, as the Lookouts beat the Mississippi Braves 3-1. Joey Newby started and allowed one run on five hits to get the win. Three relievers gave up only one hit and one walk the rest of the way, with Josh Lindblom finishing up in the ninth for his fourth save of the season. J.J. Hoover struck out six in five innings for the MBraves, but took another tough loss. The righthander fell to 0-3, with a 2.34 ERA in six starts. The five-game series concludes tonight in 6:15 in Chattanooga. The MBraves will then return home to start a 10-game homestand against Jackson and Jacksonville beginning on Monday.

LOTTERY La. Pick 3: 2-7-6 La. Pick 4: 7-0-0-2 Weekly results: C2

including a double to Miles Hamblin in the third inning that led to the Rebels’ only run. Hamblin Michael went to third Roth on a wild pitch and scored on a groundout by Austin Anderson. That was all they got, though. Roth barely gave them a chance to breathe while picking up his 10th win of the season. After escaping the thirdinning jam without further damage, he got an inningending double play with runners on first and third in the fifth inning. Roth didn’t allow another hit during his stint, although he did hit a batter

SEC scoreboard LSU 10, Alabama 6 Auburn 4, Georgia 3 So. Carolina 6, Ole Miss 1 Miss. State 16, Tennessee 5 Arkansas 5, Florida 3 Kentucky 2, Vanderbilt 0

Inside • SEC, C-USA standings/C2 • Southern Miss edges UAB in series opener/C3 and have another reach base in the eighth on a wild pitch on strike three. Reliever John Taylor finished the game with a scoreless ninth inning. “The key to the game was the run scoring opportunities for Ole Miss in the third and the fifth and Roth worked his way out of it,” Tanner said. “We scratched early, had a couple of good at-bats. We really had a good night offensively with double-digit hits See Ole Miss, Page C3.

Bulldogs start series by routing Tennessee From staff reports Jarrod Parks and Nick Vickerson formed a perfect tag team that left Tennessee down for the count on Friday night. Vickerson went 3-for-6 with two doubles and five RBIs, while Parks went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Mississippi State hammered Tennessee 16-5 in the opener of a weekend series in Knoxville. Both players had big hits to help the Bulldogs (27-18, 9-13 Souhteastern Conference) blow the game open. Vickerson cleared the bases with a double in the fifth inning to put them ahead 8-2, while Parks’ two-run single capped a six-run seventh inning that made it 14-5. “We were trying to be aggressive early in the

Jarrod Parks

count,” said Vickerson, who added a double in the ninth to drive in the Bulldogs’ last two runs. “Our team as a whole had a good plan at the plate. We did a good job of executing it.” In all, Mississippi State had 15 hits and its highest run total in 72 games against Tennessee (22-21, 5-17). Brent Brownlee also had two hits, along with two RBIs, and See MSU, Page C3.

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Smoot visits Bowmar Elementary By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@vicksburgpost.com Former NFL player Fred Smoot was at Vicksburg’s Bowmar Elementary School on Friday to fire up the children for next week’s Mississippi Curriculum Test. The MCT is a three-day statewide test for elementary students that measures academic progress in various subjects like mathematics, reading and science. Smoot, who played 10 seasons in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the Minnesota Vikings, spoke about the current NFL lockout and how it relates to getting a good education. “Those guys don’t have a job right now, but the world keeps going and can go on without pro football,” Smoot said. “Their job may have been taken away, but there are other things you can do than just play football. There are careers that matter like being a doctor, or a lawyer or an accountant. That’s why these tests that you all are about to take next week are so important.” Smoot is following his own advice. He recently opened a Waffle House in Washington, D.C., as part of a business venture. Now, he’s planning to go to medical school in the Atlanta area where he lives with his wife. “I want to give med school a chance,” said Smoot, who majored in psychology and broadcasting during his two years at Mississippi State. “It may take five or six years, but I want to give it a chance.” It could also help Smoot research the other big issue that has affected the NFL in recent years — concussions. “Football is a violent sport,” Smoot said. “We always learned how to tackle one way, but that is changing, just like the headgear is changing. I like that the new helmets are lighter but they are more protective. They are much better than the ones I had to play with.” Smoot said he doesn’t remember ever having a concussion but did note his other injuries. “I broke my collarbone, my ankle and my shin,” he said. Smoot told the children that his majors at Mississippi State did have a benefit on the football team.

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Rose scores 44 as Bulls take control By The Associated Press

KATIE CARTER•The Vicksburg Post

Former NFL defensive back Fred Smoot signs his autograph for Bowmar Elementary student Sharmar Dorsey, 10, on Friday. Smoot, a former Hinds Community College and “It’s great for trash talk,” Smoot said. “I loved getting in those receivers’ heads.” Another child asked about his toughest hit in the NFL. “I was run over by this big fat running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Smoot joked about Jerome Bettis. “Not only did he run over me, but he did it twice, in the same game.” In 10 pro seasons, Smoot finished with 21 interceptions and 444 tackles. “I loved every minute of it,” the former Provine and Hinds Community College star said of his career. “I loved to play. I was always told I was too small, or not fast enough or I couldn’t do this, and that just lit a fire under me.”

Mississippi State star, talked to the Bowmar students about succeeding in life and the importance of getting a n education. Dorsey is the son of Shawn and Jackie Dorsey.

Favre considering TV career HATTIESBURG (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre says he might become a coach or do work as a television analyst in the future, though he has no plans to enter either field anytime soon. The 41-year-old Favre ended a 20-year playing career after an injury-plagued 2010 season with the Minnesota Vikings. The former Southern Miss star has famously wavered on retirement over the last few off-seasons, but the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player told WDAM-TV in

Hattiesburg on Thursday that he was “starting a new career.” He submitted his retirement Brett paperwork Favre to the NFL in January. Favre, in an interview at a football camp at Oak Grove High School, said he’s spent the last several months traveling and following Southern Miss baseball.

ATLANTA — Derrick Rose shook off the sore ankle and that shocking loss at home. With his team scuffling through the playoffs, he decided it was time to take matters in his own hands. The Atlanta Hawks never had a chance. Looking every bit like the MVP, Rose sliced up Atlanta for a career-high 44 points as the Bulls seized control of the Eastern Conference semifinals with their best performance of the postseason, romping to a 99-82 victory over the Hawks in Game 3 Friday night. “Derrick was in attack mode, obviously,” coach Tom Thibodeau said. “He was attacking from the start. We needed it to set the tone. When he’s not dancDerrick ing with Rose the ball and he’s attacking, he’s impossible to stop.” The Bulls lead the series 2-1, putting Atlanta in must-win position heading into Game 4 Sunday.

Mavs 98, Lakers 92 Dirk Nowitzki scored 32 points, Jason Terry had 23 and Peja Stojakovic scored 11 of his 15 in the fourth quarter, as the Dallas Mavericks put the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers on the brink of elimination. Dallas trailed by seven points with 5:05 left and was getting shredded inside by a new-look Lakers lineup featuring three big men. Then Nowitzki and Stojakovic hit 3-pointers, jump-starting an 18-6 rally that turned around the game and possibly sealed the series. The Mavericks lead 3-0, and no team in NBA history has ever lost after taking such a lead. Dallas will go for the sweep at home on Sunday.


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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUTO RACING 6 a.m. Speed - Formula One, qualifying for Turkish Grand Prix, at Istanbul 6 p.m. Fox - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Southern 500, at Darlington, S.C. 9 p.m. Speed - Supercross, at Las Vegas MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Noon Fox - Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs 7 p.m. MLB - N.Y. Yankees at Texas 8 p.m. WGN - Chicago White Sox at Seattle COLLEGE BASEBALL 11 a.m. Big Ten - Northwestern at Indiana Noon FSN - Maryland at North Carolina 2 p.m. Big Ten - Penn St. at Iowa 7 p.m. ESPNU - Florida at Arkansas COLLEGE SOFTBALL 11 a.m. ESPN - Tennessee at Florida 2 p.m. ESPNU - Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach St. 5 p.m. Big Ten - Minnesota at Michigan GOLF 7:30 a.m. TGC - European PGA Tour, Open de Espana 2 p.m. CBS - PGA Tour, Wells Fargo Championship 2 p.m. TGC - Champions Tour, The Tradition HORSE RACING 10 a.m. Versus - Kentucky Derby Undercard 3 p.m. NBC - Kentucky Derby NBA PLAYOFFS 4 p.m. ESPN - Oklahoma City at Memphis, Game 3 7 p.m. ABC - Miami at Boston, Game 3 NHL PLAYOFFS 7 p.m. Versus - Nashville at Vancouver, Game 5 SOCCER 8:55 a.m. ESPN2 - Premier League, West Ham vs. Blackburn 3 p.m. FSN - MLS, Portland at Philadelphia 10 p.m. ESPN2 - MLS, New York at Los Angeles

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Nascar Busch breaks through for Darlington victory DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kyle Busch finally broke through to win a Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway after near misses the past two years. Busch moved past Elliott Sadler 23 laps from the end and stayed in front of Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin to win the Royal Purple 200 on Friday night, his fifth Nationwide victory this season and 48th overall — one behind Mark Martin’s series record.

Kahne earns pole for Sprint Cup race DARLINGTON, S.C. — Kasey Kahne won the pole for the Southern 500 with a record run at Darlington Raceway, his fourth career pole in nine starts at the track. Kahne had a fast lap of 181.254 mph, surpassing the mark of 180.370 Jamie McMurray set by a year ago. Kahne will be joined on the front row by Ryan Newman, who also bettered the previous record at 180.429. Denny Hamlin was third, Carl Edwards fourth and Jeff Gordon fifth. It was the fourth consecutive race since Darlington repaved its surface after the 2007 event that the qualifying record was broken.

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS May 7 1977 — Heavily favored Seattle Slew, ridden by Jean Cruguet, wins the Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths over Run Dusty Run. 1994 — The Denver Nuggets, with a 98-94 overtime win against the No. 1-seeded Seattle SuperSonics, become the first eighth-seeded playoff team to win a series. The Nuggets come back from an 0-2 deficit in the best-of-5 series. 1995 — Reggie Miller scores eight points in the last 16 seconds to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 107-105 win over the New York Knicks in the second-round opener of the NBA playoffs. 1997 — The Montreal Expos set two National League records by scoring 18 runs in two consecutive innings. The Expos’ 13 runs in the sixth, an NL record, follows a fiverun fifth inning as they beat the San Francisco Giants 19-3.

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scoreboard college baseball SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE East

All Games W L South Carolina..............37 8 Vanderbilt......................38 6 Florida............................34 12 Georgia..........................24 22 Tennessee.....................22 21 Kentucky........................21 25

SEC W 18 17 17 13 5 5

L 4 5 6 9 17 17

West

All Games SEC W L W Arkansas........................31 14 12 Alabama........................28 20 10 Auburn...........................24 21 10 Ole Miss.......................25 21 9 Mississippi St..............27 18 9 LSU................................29 17 8 Friday’s Games Mississippi St. 16, Tennessee 5 Kentucky 2, Vanderbilt 0 Auburn 4, Georgia 3 South Carolina 6, Ole Miss 1 LSU 10, Alabama 6 Arkansas 5, Florida 3 Today’s Games South Carolina at Ole Miss, 2 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee, 3 p.m. Georgia at Auburn, 3 p.m. Vanderbilt at Kentucky, 5:30 p.m. LSU at Alabama, 6:30 p.m. Florida at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Vanderbilt at Kentucky, Noon LSU at Alabama, 1 p.m. Georgia at Auburn, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m.

L 11 12 12 13 13 14

CONFERENCE USA

——— Mississippi schedule

L 12 14 17 17 18

Central Division

W Cleveland.......................21 Kansas City...................17 Detroit............................15 Minnesota......................12 Chicago.........................11

L 9 15 18 18 21

Pct .600 .563 .469 .452 .438

GB — 1 4 4 1/2 5

Pct .700 .531 .455 .400 .344

GB — 5 7 1/2 9 11

W L Pct GB Los Angeles..................18 14 .563 — Oakland.........................17 16 .515 1 1/2 Texas.............................17 16 .515 1 1/2 Seattle...........................15 17 .469 3 Friday’s Games Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2 Toronto 7, Detroit 4 Minnesota 9, Boston 2 N.Y. Yankees 4, Texas 1 Oakland 3, Kansas City 2 Cleveland at L.A. Angels, (n) Chicago White Sox at Seattle, (n) Today’s Games Minnesota (Duensing 2-1) at Boston (C.Buchholz 2-3), 12:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 2-2) at Baltimore (Guthrie 1-4), 12:10 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 2-3) at Toronto (R.Romero 2-3), 3:07 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 1-2) at Kansas City (Hochevar 3-3), 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 2-1) at Texas (Holland 3-1), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (White 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-1), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Floyd 3-2) at Seattle (Fister 2-3), 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Detroit at Toronto, 12:07 p.m. Minnesota at Boston, 12:35 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 12:35 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 1:05 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 1:10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 2:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 3:10 p.m.

W Philadelphia...................21 Florida............................19 Atlanta...........................19 Washington....................15 New York.......................14

L 10 12 15 17 18

Central Division

W St. Louis........................19 Cincinnati.......................17 Pittsburgh......................15 Chicago.........................14 Houston.........................13 Milwaukee......................13

L 14 15 17 17 19 19

West Division

W Colorado........................18 San Francisco...............15 Arizona..........................14 Los Angeles..................15 San Diego.....................12

L 11 16 16 18 19

L 11 11 11 14 20

Pct. .607 .593 .593 .517 .310

GB — 1/2 1/2 2 1/2 8 1/2

W L Pct. Mobile (Diamondbacks).16 10 .615 Jacksonville (Marlins)....14 14 .500 Birm. (White Sox)..........13 15 .464 Montgomery (Rays).......13 16 .448 Mississippi (Braves)...11 18 .379 ——— Friday’s Games Jackson 6, Birmingham 3 Tennessee at Mobile, 8:05 p.m. Carolina 8, Montgomery 5 Chattanooga 3, Mississippi 1 Jacksonville at Huntsville, (n) Today’s Games Birmingham at Jackson, 7:05 p.m. Montgomery at Carolina, 6:15 p.m. Jacksonville at Huntsville, 7:43 p.m. Tennessee at Mobile, 8:05 p.m. Mississippi at Chattanooga, 7:15 p.m. Sunday’s Games No games scheduled

GB — 3 4 4 1/2 6 1/2

South Division

West Division

——— National League East Division

minor league baseball W Tennessee (Cubs).........17 Huntsville (Brewers)......16 Jackson (Mariners)........16 Chattanooga (Dodgers).15 Carolina (Reds).............9

mlb W New York.......................18 Tampa Bay....................18 Toronto..........................15 Baltimore.......................14 Boston...........................14

Atlanta Philadelphia ab r h bi ab r h bi Prado lf 5 1 2 1 Rollins ss 3 0 0 0 AlGnzlz ss 5 1 3 1 Victorn cf 4 0 1 0 C.Jones 3b 5 1 2 1 Polanc 3b 3 0 1 0 McCnn c 4 1 2 1 WValdz pr-3b 1 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 1 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0 Fremn 1b 4 0 0 0 BFrncs rf 2 0 0 0 Mather rf 4 0 0 0 Ibanez lf 3 0 0 0 Venters p 0 0 0 0 Orr 2b 2 0 0 0 Kimrel p 0 0 0 0 Mrtnz ph-2b 1 0 0 0 McLoth cf 4 0 0 0 Schndr c 3 0 0 0 D.Lowe p 2 0 1 0 Cl.Lee p 2 0 0 0 OFlhrt p 0 0 0 0 JRomr p 0 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 1 1 1 0 Mayrry ph 1 0 0 0 Baez p 0 0 0 0 Totals 38 5 12 5 Totals 29 0 2 0 Atlanta......................................003 000 002 — 5 Philadelphia.............................000 000 000 — 0 LOB—Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 4. 2B—Ale.Gonzalez (7), McCann 2 (3), Uggla (6), Polanco (8). SB— Heyward (2). IP H R ER BB SO Atlanta D.Lowe W,3-3 6 2 0 0 1 4 O’Flaherty H,5 1 0 0 0 0 3 Venters H,8 1 0 0 0 0 2 Kimbrel 1 0 0 0 1 1 Philadelphia Cl.Lee L,2-3 7 9 3 3 1 16 J.Romero 1 0 0 0 0 1 Baez 1 3 2 2 0 1 D.Lowe pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Southern League North Division

Friday’s Games North Alabama 10, Delta St. 5 Mississippi St. 16, Tennessee 5 Southern Miss 4, UAB 2 Arizona 10, Alcorn St. 2 Jackson St. 5, Miss. Valley St. 4 South Carolina 6, Ole Miss 1 Today’s Games Alabama-Huntsville vs. Delta St., 9:30 a.m. Miss. Valley St. at Jackson St., 1 p.m. (DH) UAB at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee, 3 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss, 4 p.m. Alcorn St. at Arizona, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games Alcorn St. at Arizona, 1 p.m. UAB at Southern Miss, 1 p.m. Mississippi St. at Tennessee, 1 p.m. South Carolina at Ole Miss, 1:30 p.m.

Pct .677 .613 .559 .469 .438

GB — 2 3 1/2 6 1/2 7 1/2

Pct .576 .531 .469 .452 .406 .406

GB — 1 1/2 3 1/2 4 5 1/2 5 1/2

Pct .621 .484 .467 .455 .387

GB — 4 4 1/2 5 7

nba NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Chicago 2, Atlanta 1 May 2: Atlanta 103, Chicago 95 May 4: Chicago 86, Atlanta 73 Friday: Chicago 99, Atlanta 82 Sunday: Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Tuesday: Atlanta at Chicago, 7 p.m. x-Thursday: Chicago at Atlanta, TBA x-May 15: Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Miami 2, Boston 0 May 1: Miami 99, Boston 90 May 3: Miami 102, Boston 91 Today: Miami at Boston, 7 p.m. Monday: Miami at Boston, 6 p.m. x-Wednesday: Boston at Miami, 6 p.m. x-May 13: Miami at Boston, TBA x-May 16: Boston at Miami, 7 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Dallas 2, L.A. Lakers 0 May 2: Dallas 96, L.A. Lakers 94 Wednesday: Dallas 93, L.A. Lakers 81 Friday: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, (n) Sunday: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 2:30 p.m. x-Tuesday: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m. x-Thursday: L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA x-May 15: Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. Oklahoma City 1, Memphis 1 May 1: Memphis 114, Oklahoma City 101 May 3: Oklahoma City 111, Memphis 102 Today: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 4 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma City at Memphis, 8:30 p.m. x-Wednesday: Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 or 8:30 p.m. x-May 13: Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA x-May 15: Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA

BULLS 99, HAWKS 82

CHICAGO (99) Deng 3-10 0-1 7, Boozer 3-6 0-0 6, Noah 1-8 0-0 2, Rose 16-27 8-9 44, Bogans 2-6 0-0 6, Brewer 1-2 0-0 2, Gibson 5-9 3-4 13, Asik 0-0 0-0 0, Korver 4-6 0-0 11, Watson 2-5 4-4 8, Butler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-79 15-18 99.

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ATLANTA (82) Williams 4-7 2-3 10, Smith 7-14 3-8 17, Horford 5-12 0-0 10, Teague 8-13 5-5 21, Johnson 4-12 1-2 10, Crawford 3-7 1-1 7, Pachulia 0-0 1-2 1, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Wilkins 2-2 0-0 4, Powell 0-1 0-0 0, Armstrong 0-2 1-2 1, Sy 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 33-70 15-25 82. Chicago 29 27 24 19 — 99 Atlanta 23 20 20 19 — 82 3-Point Goals—Chicago 10-20 (Rose 4-7, Korver 3-4, Bogans 2-4, Deng 1-4, Watson 0-1), Atlanta 1-6 (Johnson 1-2, Teague 0-2, Crawford 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Chicago 49 (Noah 15), Atlanta 43 (Smith 13). Assists—Chicago 18 (Rose 7), Atlanta 18 (Smith 4). Total Fouls— Chicago 20, Atlanta 15. Technicals—Chicago defensive three second 2, Crawford. A—19,521 (18,729).

nhl NHL Playoffs

CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Boston 4, Philadelphia 0 April 30: Boston 7, Philadelphia 3 May 2: Boston 3, Philadelphia 2, OT May 4: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 Friday: Boston 5, Philadelphia 1 Tampa Bay 4, Washington 0 April 29: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2 May 1: Tampa Bay 3, Washington 2, OT May 3: Tampa Bay 4, Washington 3 May 4: Tampa Bay 5, Washington 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE

BRAVES 5, PHILLIES 0

All Games C-USA W L W L Southern Miss.............34 11 12 4 Rice...............................30 16 10 6 Houston.........................22 24 9 7 East Carolina.................29 16 10 9 Memphis........................25 20 8 8 UAB...............................25 20 9 10 Tulane............................27 19 7 9 UCF...............................28 18 7 11 Marshall.........................17 25 4 12 Friday’s Games Florida St. 8, Central Florida 0 East Carolina 9, Marshall 8, 10 innings Southern Miss 4, UAB 2 Tulane 3, Memphis 2, 13 innings Rice 8, Houston 2 Today’s Games Memphis at Tulane, 2 p.m. UAB at Southern Miss, 2 p.m. Rice at Houston, 3 p.m. Central Florida at Florida St., 5 p.m. East Carolina at Marshall, 6 p.m. Sunday’s Games East Carolina at Marshall, Noon Central Florida at Florida St., Noon Memphis at Tulane, 1 p.m. Rice at Houston, 1 p.m. UAB at Southern Miss, 1 p.m.

American League East Division

Friday’s Games Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4 Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 0 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Mets 6, L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 3, Florida 2, 10 innings St. Louis 6, Milwaukee 0 Arizona at San Diego, (n) Colorado at San Francisco, (n) Today’s Games Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-3) at Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 1-2), 12:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 2-2) at St. Louis (Lohse 4-1), 3:10 p.m. Atlanta (Teheran 0-0) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 1-2), 6:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Morton 3-1), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Garland 1-2) at N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0), 6:10 p.m. Washington (Gorzelanny 1-2) at Florida (Volstad 2-1), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 2-4) at San Diego (Moseley 1-3), 7:35 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 3-1) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-5), 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Games L.A. Dodgers at N.Y. Mets, 12:10 p.m. Washington at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Houston at Pittsburgh, 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 1:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Arizona at San Diego, 3:05 p.m. Colorado at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m.

Vancouver 3, Nashville 1 April 28: Vancouver 1, Nashville 0 April 30: Nashville 2, Vancouver 1, 2OT May 3: Vancouver 3, Nashville 2, OT May 5: Vancouver 4, Nashville 2 Today: Nashville at Vancouver, 7 p.m. x-Monday: Vancouver at Nashville, TBA x-Wednesday: Nashville at Vancouver, TBA San Jose 3, Detroit 1 April 29: San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT May 1: San Jose 2, Detroit 1 May 4: San Jose 4, Detroit 3, OT Friday: Detroit 4, San Jose 3 Sunday: Detroit at San Jose, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday: San Jose at Detroit, TBA x-Thursday: Detroit at San Jose, TBA

nascar Sprint Cup Showtime Southern 500 Lineup

After Friday qualifying; race today At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (4) Kasey Kahne, Toyota, 181.254 mph. 2. (39) Ryan Newman, Chevrolet, 180.429. 3. (11) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 180.132. 4. (99) Carl Edwards, Ford, 179.98. 5. (24) Jeff Gordon, Chevrolet, 179.829. 6. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 179.671. 7. (43) A J Allmendinger, Ford, 179.448. 8. (83) Brian Vickers, Toyota, 179.259. 9. (14) Tony Stewart, Chevrolet, 179.108. 10. (2) Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 179.082. 11. (6) David Ragan, Ford, 179.076. 12. (1) Jamie McMurray, Chevrolet, 178.88. 13. (29) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 178.588. 14. (18) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 178.445. 15. (47) Bobby Labonte, Toyota, 178.381. 16. (42) Juan Pablo Montoya, Chevrolet, 178.264. 17. (20) Joey Logano, Toyota, 178.161. 18. (27) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 178.103. 19. (48) Jimmie Johnson, Chevrolet, 178.038. 20. (17) Matt Kenseth, Ford, 177.993. 21. (38) Travis Kvapil, Ford, 177.987. 22. (16) Greg Biffle, Ford, 177.955. 23. (78) Regan Smith, Chevrolet, 177.871. 24. (31) Jeff Burton, Chevrolet, 177.826. 25. (22) Kurt Busch, Dodge, 177.755. 26. (33) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 177.723. 27. (09) Landon Cassill, Chevrolet, 177.672. 28. (5) Mark Martin, Chevrolet, 177.614. 29. (56) Martin Truex Jr., Toyota, 177.083. 30. (88) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 176.72. 31. (46) J.J. Yeley, Chevrolet, 176.682. 32. (13) Casey Mears, Toyota, 176.391. 33. (50) T.J. Bell, Toyota, 176.239. 34. (60) Mike Skinner, Toyota, 176.201. 35. (37) Tony Raines, Ford, 176.189. 36. (00) David Reutimann, Toyota, 176.125. 37. (34) David Gilliland, Ford, 175.472. 38. (30) David Stremme, Chevrolet, 175.409. 39. (66) Michael McDowell, Toyota, 175.353. 40. (32) Ken Schrader, Ford, 175.291. 41. (87) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 174.6. 42. (36) Dave Blaney, Chevrolet, 174.229. 43. (7) Robby Gordon, Dodge, Owner Points.

Sprint Cup standings 1. Carl Edwards.................................................. 335 2. Jimmie Johnson............................................. 326 3. Kyle Busch..................................................... 305 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.......................................... 301 5. Kevin Harvick................................................. 300 6. Kurt Busch..................................................... 289 7. Clint Bowyer................................................... 284 8. Ryan Newman............................................... 277 9. Matt Kenseth.................................................. 276 10. Tony Stewart................................................ 275 11. A J Allmendinger......................................... 263 12. Juan Pablo Montoya.................................... 262

——— Nationwide Series Royal Purple 200 Results

Friday At Darlington Raceway Darlington, S.C. Lap length: 1.366 miles (Start position in parentheses) 1. (1) Kyle Busch, Toyota, 147 laps, 145.1 rating, 0 points. 2. (16) Denny Hamlin, Toyota, 147, 121.9, 0. 3. (6) Elliott Sadler, Chevrolet, 147, 120.8, 42. 4. (12) Justin Allgaier, Chevrolet, 147, 103.8, 41. 5. (7) Steve Wallace, Toyota, 147, 97.9, 39. 6. (2) Clint Bowyer, Chevrolet, 147, 98.6, 0. 7. (4) Kasey Kahne, Chevrolet, 147, 119.7, 0. 8. (5) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 147, 102, 36. 9. (11) Jason Leffler, Chevrolet, 147, 92.7, 35. 10. (8) Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 147, 104.5, 34. 11. (19) Kenny Wallace, Toyota, 147, 84.7, 33. 12. (20) Joe Nemechek, Toyota, 146, 81.2, 32. 13. (31) Scott Riggs, Dodge, 146, 68.9, 31. 14. (13) Josh Wise, Chevrolet, 146, 74.9, 30. 15. (23) Mike Wallace, Chevrolet, 146, 72.6, 29. 16. (24) Danny Efland, Ford, 146, 65.2, 28. 17. (17) Chris Buescher, Ford, 146, 72.9, 27. 18. (26) Blake Koch, Dodge, 146, 62.5, 26. 19. (27) Timmy Hill, Ford, 146, 54.9, 25. 20. (3) Carl Edwards, Ford, 144, 101.5, 0. 21. (39) Kevin Lepage, Chevrolet, 143, 51.1, 23. 22. (33) Morgan Shepherd, Chevy, 143, 47.7, 22. 23. (30) Dennis Setzer, Chevrolet, 140, 42.7, 21.

24. (25) Derrike Cope, Chevrolet, 135, 49.7, 20. 25. (14) Ryan Truex, Toyota, 132, 68.6, 19. 26. (29) Jeremy Clements, Chevrolet, transmission, 110, 63.4, 18. 27. (10) Brad Keselowski, accident, 99, 87.3, 0. 28. (9) Aric Almirola, accident, 95, 76.5, 16. 29. (15) Brian Scott, accident, 94, 71.8, 15. 30. (21) Mike Bliss, Chevry, accident, 94, 67, 14. 31. (18) Michael Annett, accident, 89, 75.4, 13. 32. (42) Jennifer Jo Cobb, clutch, 42, 35.5, 12. 33. (32) Carl Long, Ford, brakes, 29, 48.3, 11. 34. (35) Jeff Green, Chevy, vibration, 26, 43, 10. 35. (34) Tim Andrews, Ford, brakes, 19, 41.4, 9. 36. (22) Eric McClure, oil pump, 12, 46.8, 8. 37. (38) Johnny Chapman, clutch, 12, 35.1, 7. 38. (28) Scott Wimmer, handling, 11, 39.6, 6. 39. (37) Matthew Carter, engine, 9, 33.5, 5. 40. (41) John Jackson, vibration, 8, 30.6, 4. 41. (36) Mike Harmon, carburetor, 7, 31.6, 3. 42. (40) David Green, engine, 2, 32.4, 0. 43. (43) James Hylton, rear end, 2, 30.8, 0. Race Statistics Average Speed of Race Winner: 119.364 mph. Time of Race: 1 hour, 40 minutes, 56 seconds. Margin of Victory: 3.677 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 28 laps. Lead Changes: 11 among 5 drivers. Leaders Summary (Driver, Times Led, Laps Led): K.Busch, 4 times for 49 laps; K.Kahne, 2 times for 42 laps; E.Sadler, 3 times for 23 laps; C.Edwards, 2 times for 20 laps; J.Allgaier, 1 time for 13 laps.

Nationwide Series standings 1. Justin Allgaier................................................. 346 2. Elliott Sadler................................................... 341 3. Jason Leffler.................................................. 331 4. Reed Sorenson.............................................. 328 5. Ricky Stenhouse Jr....................................... 322 6. Aric Almirola................................................... 304 7. Kenny Wallace............................................... 280 8. Brian Scott..................................................... 272 9. Trevor Bayne................................................. 260 10. Steve Wallace.............................................. 254

golf PGA Tour Wells Fargo Championship

Friday At Quail Hollow Club Charlotte, N.C. Purse: $6.5 million Yardage: 7,469; Par 72 Second Round Pat Perez...................67-65—132.......................-12 Bill Haas.....................64-70—134.......................-10 Jonathan Byrd............66-68—134.......................-10 Phil Mickelson............69-66—135.........................-9 Lucas Glover..............67-68—135.........................-9 Vijay Singh.................68-68—136.........................-8 Carl Pettersson..........68-68—136.........................-8 Stewart Cink...............71-65—136.........................-8 Brian Davis.................70-67—137.........................-7 Webb Simpson...........70-67—137.........................-7 Steve Marino..............70-67—137.........................-7 Kevin Na.....................69-69—138.........................-6 Bo Van Pelt................71-67—138.........................-6 John Senden..............74-64—138.........................-6 Sergio Garcia.............69-69—138.........................-6 David Toms................66-72—138.........................-6 Ryan Moore................69-69—138.........................-6 Jason Bohn................71-67—138.........................-6 Andres Romero..........71-67—138.........................-6 Tim Herron.................70-69—139.........................-5 Ryuji Imada................69-70—139.........................-5 Davis Love III.............70-69—139.........................-5 Matt Jones..................70-69—139.........................-5 Billy Horschel.............73-66—139.........................-5 Steven Bowditch........71-68—139.........................-5 Bobby Gates..............69-70—139.........................-5 Robert Garrigus..........72-67—139.........................-5 Alex Cejka..................71-68—139.........................-5 Charles Warren..........72-68—140.........................-4 Tag Ridings................71-69—140.........................-4 Rickie Fowler..............68-72—140.........................-4 Bubba Watson............72-68—140.........................-4 Martin Kaymer............70-71—141.........................-3 Padraig Harrington.....69-72—141.........................-3 John Rollins................73-68—141.........................-3 Jeff Overton................70-71—141.........................-3 Kent Jones.................72-70—142.........................-2 Hunter Mahan............72-70—142.........................-2 J.B. Holmes................70-72—142.........................-2 Chez Reavie...............69-73—142.........................-2 Billy Mayfair................69-73—142.........................-2 Chad Campbell..........71-71—142.........................-2 Michael Thompson.....73-69—142.........................-2 Jim Herman................68-74—142.........................-2 David Mathis..............73-69—142.........................-2 Cameron Tringale......70-72—142.........................-2 Brandt Jobe................69-73—142.........................-2 Zach Johnson.............73-69—142.........................-2 Jarrod Lyle.................71-71—142.........................-2 Chris Stroud...............72-71—143.........................-1 Boo Weekley..............71-72—143.........................-1 Gary Woodland..........72-71—143.........................-1 Robert Allenby............72-71—143.........................-1 D.J. Trahan................70-73—143.........................-1 Brendon de Jonge.....75-68—143.........................-1

LOTTERY Sunday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-5 La. Pick 4: 8-9-2-7 Monday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 6-8-8 La. Pick 4: 4-8-8-6 Tuesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 5-0-8 La. Pick 4: 2-8-4-7 Wednesday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 8-8-1 La. Pick 4: 4-6-0-1 Easy 5: 19-21-24-26-27 La. Lotto: 1-6-11-24-33-36 Powerball: 3-15-27-29-41 Powerball: 24; Power play:4 Thursday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 9-8-0 La. Pick 4: 9-3-8-2 Friday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 2-7-6 La. Pick 4: 7-0-0-2 Saturday’s drawing La. Pick 3: 4-6-8 La. Pick 4: 1-7-5-4 Easy 5: 1-3-9-28-36 La. Lotto: 4-5-14-28-29-32 Powerball: 6-13-15-32-41 Powerball: 3; Power play: 2


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USM takes opener from UAB

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and we moved runners over.” South Carolina (37-8, 18-4 SEC) never trailed. Scott Wingo was hit by a pitch in the top of the first and scored on Brady Thomas’ single for the first run of the game. DeSean Anderson drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, and Beary’s RBI single in the sixth made it 3-1. The Gamecocks added two more runs in the seventh to

Jared Bales had three hits and drove in a pair of runs, and Southern Miss got a solid pitching performance from Todd McInnis and Chase Horn to beat UAB 4-2 on Friday night. Southern Miss (34-11, 12-4 Conference USA) notched its 20th victory at home this season, marking the ninthstraight year they have won at least 20 games at Pete Taylor Park. Tyler Koelling went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI for Southern Miss, and Adam Doleac had two hits. UAB led 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Golden Eagles tied it on an RBI single by Koelling and a sacrifice fly by B.A. Vollmuth. In the sixth, Doleac doubled with one out and scored on another double by Bales to put Southern Miss ahead 3-2. Bales drove in another run

with a single in the seventh inning to make it 4-2. McInnis (7-1) pitched six innings, allowed two runs — one Jared earned — and Bales eight hits. He struck out four and walked one. Horn was perfect in the last three innings, not allowing a hit or a walk while striking out one. Jamal Austin had two hits for UAB (25-20, 9-10). Former Porters Chapel star Michael Busby came on as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning and flied to center for the final out.

LSU 10, Alabama 6 Mason Katz went 3-for-4 with four RBIs to lead LSU (30-17, 8-14 SEC) past Alabama (28-20, 10-12). JaCoby Jones and Trey Watkins each had three hits and

scored twice for LSU, which scored all of its runs in the first five innings. Watkins’ RBI single capped a four-run outburst in the fifth that gave the Tigers a 10-1 lead. Jared Reaves went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and an RBI single for the Tide, which scored three runs in the eighth and another in the ninth to make the score respectable.

North Alabama 10, Delta State 5 North Alabama (35-10) scored five unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth innings to take the lead for good and beat Delta State (29-18) in the first round of the Gulf South Conference tournament. Michael Vinson was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Delta State, which will play AlabamaHuntsville in an elimination game at 9:30 a.m. today. The winner advances to face North Alabama at 1 p.m.

horse racing

Uncle mo a no-go

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Race horse Uncle Mo is seen outside his barn after a morning workout earlier this week. Uncle Mo was scratched from the Derby on Friday because of a stomach illness.

Illness forces out Derby favorite LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The pockmarked road to the Kentucky Derby claimed another victim Friday when Uncle Mo was scratched due to a mysterious stomach ailment, further dimming a race already short on star power and speed. Uncle Mo’s defection also threw the Derby wide open. “You’re never safe until you put that saddle on because anything can happen,” Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said. Ow n e r M i ke R e p o l e announced the decision to scratch second favorite Uncle Mo about 40 minutes before wagering opened for the 137th Derby, set for today at 5:24 p.m. The colt has been bothered by a stomach problem, but vets couldn’t find a reason for his decreased appetite, energy and poor-looking coat. “I’m actually relieved and now I’m really concerned and worried about Uncle Mo,” Repole said. “My hope is Uncle Mo gets healthy. He is a superstar.” Uncle Mo’s absence reduced the already less-than-dazzling field to 19 horses, with Dialed In as the 4-1 favorite for two time-winning trainer Nick Zito. Already lost in one of the flukiest Triple Crown seasons in memory were Premier Pegasus, The Factor, Jaycito, To Honor and Serve and Toby’s Corner, among others. Today marks the 20th anniversary of Zito’s first Derby victory, when Strike the Gold came from off the pace in 1991. Dialed In, who won his debut at Churchill Downs in November, shares a similar running style. “He’s a closer and that’s the way he needs to run,” Zito

On TV 3 p.m. NBC Kentucky Derby said. “There are four or five horses that look good, but you have to beat all of them.” Dialed In won the Florida Derby in a woefully slow time — and that was no exception. The speed figures used to rate a horse’s past performance indicate this year’s crop of Derby contenders is lacking in zip. “Slow, fast or in-between, as long as he gets the distance what do we care?” Zito said. “If he does what we ask him to do, what’s the difference really?” Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch posted the highest speed figure in the major Derby preps, but will have a difficult time duplicating that coming out of the troublesome No. 1 post on the inside rail. The uncertainty hovering over the race dovetails with a messy run-up that saw a slew of contenders sidelined by injuries and poor performances. “There’s so much parity,” said Baffert, a three-time winner who will saddle Midnight Interlude, who will try to buck history to become the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win without having raced as a 2-year-old.

“When you have a lot of equal horses and there’s no standout, everybody thinks, ‘Well, maybe it’s not that tough of a field,’ but I think it’s a tough field,” he said. Without Uncle Mo, Repole and trainer Todd Pletcher still have a shot at winning with Stay Thirsty, who will try to rebound after fading to seventh in the Florida Derby. Comma to the Top, Shackleford and Soldat figure to be among the early pacesetters. Soldat could benefit most if the race-day forecast of a 60 percent chance of rain holds since he trained well over the sloppy dirt track earlier in the week. “Soldat is going to be tough on the outside,” Baffert said. “He’s got me a little worried, along with the 18 others.” Nehro, who’s won once in five starts, will try to end trainer Steve Asmussen’s 0-for-9 skid. Animal Kingdom, Brilliant Speed, Comma to the Top, Derby Kitten, Irish import Master of Hounds, and Twinspired are inexperienced on dirt, having mostly raced on synthetic surfaces or turf. Calvin Borel, who has won the Derby three times in the last four years, will try to become the first jockey to win three in a row aboard Twice the Appeal.

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Continued from Page C1. gain some space and iced it with a squeeze bunt single by Wingo in the eighth. South Carolina, ranked No. 1 in the country this week in the four major college baseball polls, totaled 14 hits against three Ole Miss (25-21, 9-13) pitchers. Matt Crouse (6-4) started and lasted six innings, but gave up five runs on nine hits and took the loss. “Tonight was very frustrat-

ing,” Ole Miss coach Mike Bianco said. “Now we all can see why South Carolina is so good and why Roth may be the best pitcher in the conference. We had a little success early on offensively, but then he buckled down and really got into his zone. He was just impressive. We made a few mistakes and didn’t get guys in, and they were extremely consistent offensive and defensively all night long.”

4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs for Tennessee, and Josh Liles was 4-for-4. The Vols matched MSU with 15 hits, but left 14 runners on base. Two of those came in the sixth inning, after Norfork’s RBI double cut it to 8-5. Two more runners were stranded in the ninth.

Luis Pollorena allowed five runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings, but did enough to get the victory. Caleb Reed threw 1 2/3 innings in relief and Devin Jones pitched the last two innings. Neither reliever allowed a run, and they combined to allow four hits and no walks.

MSU Continued from Page C1. C.T. Bradford drove in two runs. “We took great swings tonight,” Mississippi State coach John Cohen said. “That is the third game in a row where we have swung the bats like that. It’s a good start to the weekend for us.” Khayyan Norfork went


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TONIGHT ON TV n MOVIE “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” — After meeting the gal, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, of his dreams, a charming slacker, Michael Cera, must contend with an army of her ex-boyfriends, wanting to get rid of him./6 on HBO n SPORTS NASCAR — The Sprint Cup Series goes under the lights at the track “too tough to tame,” DarMichael Cera lington./7 on Fox n PRIMETIME “Chase” — Annie and Jimmy compete against Marco and Luke in a contest to clear as many backlogged warrants as they can; Daisy makes a decision that changes her life./7 on NBC

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 Jimmy Ruffin, singer, 72; Thelma Houston, rhythm-and-blues singer, 65; Robert Hegyes, actor, 60; Amy Heckerling, movie writer-director, 59; Michael E. Knight, actor, 52; Rick Schell, country musician, 48; Traci Lords, actress, 43; Eagle-Eye Cherry, singer, 40; Breckin Meyer, actor, 37; Taylor Abrahamse, actor, 20. n DEATH Arthur Laurents — The director, playwright and screenwriter who wrote such enduring stage musicals as “West Side Story” and “Gypsy,” as well as the movie classics “Rope” and “The Way We Were” has died. He was 93 .Jonathan Lomma, Laurents’ agent at William Morris Endeavor, said Laurents died Thursday at his home in Manhattan from complications of pneumonia. Laurents was born in Brooklyn and had an exArthur tensive career in radio and Hollywood. It was Laurents Broadway where he made his mark. “West Side Story,” an updated Romeo and Juliette,“ and ”Gypsy,“ the story of a domineering stage mother, are considered among the finest musicals ever written. As a screenwriter Laurents is best known for “The Way We Were,” the 1973 movie starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford.

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Attorney: Cage won’t be prosecuted An attorney for Nicolas Cage said the actor won’t face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans. New Orleans police said Cage was arrested in the French Quarter after he grabbed his wife’s arm and pounded on cars in a drunken argument about whether a nearby house was the one they were renting. He was booked with domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness. Attorney Harry Rosenberg said Friday that the Orleans Parish district attorney’s office refused the charges and no prosecution would occur.

Northwestern to give degree to Colbert It’s the truthiness: Stephen Colbert is getting an honorary degree from his alma mater, Northwestern University. The host of “The Colbert Report” will join an impressive class of honorary degree recipients at the Evanston campus during the commencement on June 17. The group includes opera singer Jessye NorStephen man, computer science expert Barbar Liskov Colbert and death penalty and international criminal law scholar William Schabas. Colbert is a 1986 graduate of Northwestern’s School of Communication.

Schwarzenegger to star in ‘Cry Macho’ Arnold Schwarzenegger has added another project on his to-do list as he returns to Hollywood after serving as California governor. Schwarzenegger spokesman Alan Mendelsohn said Thursday that the actor plans to star in the drama “Cry Macho” for Academy Award-winning producer Albert Ruddy (“The Godfather,” “Million Dollar Baby”). It’s one of several projects Schwarzenegger Arnold has in the works, including a “Terminator” tale Schwarzenegger and the crime saga “The Last Stand.” In “Cry Macho,” Schwarzenegger would play a down-on-hisluck horse trainer hired to kidnap his former boss’s young son from his ex-wife in Mexico.

Head of Winfrey’s OWN cable quits In the wake of initial disappointing ratings for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, its head, Christina Norman, has abruptly left the 4-month-old channel. The network announced Friday that Peter Liguori, the chief operating officer for Discovery Communications, will take over on an interim basis. OWN, which premiered on Jan. 1, is jointly owned by Discovery and Winfrey’s Harpo, Inc.

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Kid-naaaaping?: Goat reported missing A western Idaho couple is concerned there might have been a kid-naaaping. Buzz and Wilma Goertzen, of Lewiston, said their young goat has been missing for about a week and the kid’s mother goat has been upset ever since. Buzz Goertzen said their goats have gotten out before but have never been gone for such a long time. He said the animal is friendly and would often play with kids — the human kind.

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New York firm to make Washington’s beer NEW YORK (AP) — George Washington is famous for many things. Yet it’s safe to say few know the nation’s founding father created a recipe for beer. The New York Public Library, which owns the recipe, announced on Wednesday that it was partnering with Coney Island Brewing Company in Brooklyn to re-create the brew. They will make just 25 gallons to celebrate the library’s centennial this year. It will be called “Fortitude’s Founding Father Brew,” and will not be commercially sold. The handwritten recipe, jotted down on a small piece of notebook paper, resides with other Washington documents at the library’s Fifth Avenue Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, including his Farewell Address, war maps of New York and New Jersey and other personal items. The public can sample the beer on May 18 at Rattle N Hum, a mid-Manhattan bar. Tastings also will be offered at the library’s 100th birthday gala on May 23. “We are thrilled to transform Washington’s recipe into an even more complex and flavorful robust porter using a delicious array of the best small batch dark malts and hop varieties to produce a truly spectacular celebration for the contemporary beer connoisseur,” said Jeremy Cowan, founder of Shmaltz Brewing Company,

George Washington

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George Washington’s handwritten recipe for beer the parent of Coney Island Brewing Company. Washington’s recipe for how “To Make Small Beer,” reads in part: “Take a large

Sifer (sifter) full of Bran Hops to your Taste. Boil these 3 hours then strain out 30 Gall(ons) into a cooler put in 3 Gall(ons) Molasses while

Warner Music Group being sold for $1.3B amid sales decline LOS ANGELES (AP) — Warner Music Group Corp., the world’s third-largest recording company with such artists as Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and Paramore, is being sold for about $1.3 billion as a global decline in CD sales weighs down the industry. Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries is paying $8.25 a share and will take on about $2 billion in Warner debt and $320 million in cash. The total values the company at about $3 billion. The deal, announced by the companies Friday, comes as U.S. recorded music sales are half what they were about a decade ago. Gains in digital sales have started to flatten, and CD sales continue to fall. That means Blavatnik will have to cut staff and other expenses further and hope that a new wave of innovation will carry digital music sales higher. “I am excited to extend my longstanding involvement with Warner Music,” Blavatnik, 53, said in a statement.

McCartney engaged to girlfriend LONDON (AP) — Paul McCartney is engaged to his girlfriend of nearly four years, a publicist said. Stuart Bell said Friday that recent media speculation over a proposal is true Paul McCartney but declined to give further details on when and how the former Beatle asked New York socialite Nancy Shevell to marry him. The marriage Nancy will be McCartShevell ney’s third; his first wife, Linda, died of cancer in 1998 and the rocker divorced his second wife, Heather Mills, in 2008 after a separation period.

The deal, announced by the companies Friday, comes as U.S. recorded music sales are half what they were about a decade ago. “It is a great company with a strong heritage and home to many exceptional artists.” Blavatnik is a former board member who was part of the group that bought the company in 2004. He has about a 2 percent stake in the company. The sale ends a 7-year run by investors led by Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr., who purchased the company from Time Warner Inc. with private equity backing for $2.6 billion. Those investors slashed payrolls and took other measures to cope with music’s decline. They took the company public a year later to help recoup their investment. There are now just 3,700 employees,

down from 5,100 in late 2003. The Russian-born Blavatnik will likely have to cut even more — so much so that billionaire Ron Burkle balked at pursuing the company past an initial round of bidding. Burkle worried that cuts might start to hurt Warner-signed artists he considers friends, such as Red Hot Chili Peppers.

the Beer is Scalding hot ... let this stand till it is little more than Blood warm then put in a quarter of Yea(s)t ...” “We have a treasure trove of materials that can be accessed by the public and used to advance the worlds of scholarship, literature, invention, creation — or even beermaking,” said Ann Thornton, director of the library’s collections and exhibitions. Other centennial events this month include an overnight treasure hunt of the library’s collection on May 20 and tours of the library’s stacks on May 21-22. A centennial exhibition opening on May 14 will feature more than 250 historical items, including Washington’s Farewell Address, Virginia Woolf ’s walking stick, Malcolm X’s briefcase and Jack Kerouac’s harmonica.


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Young widow finds comfort and guilt in new romance Dear Abby: My husband and I were together 11 years — since we were 12 — and married for four. He was killed in a car accident, and I am now a 23-year-old widow. I was in the passenger seat when he died. I sustained multiple injuries, but none as great as the massive anxiety I can’t seem to shake. I have had a great deal of support from friends and family. However, two months after my husband died I began talking to “Brian,” a family friend who is going through a divorce. We’d stay up for hours talking about the things we were going through. I have developed love for Brian that is beyond anything I have felt before, built on a great deal of strength and heartache. We moved fast because of our mutual need to have some-

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one there for us. I feel guilty, however, that I have this relationship so soon after my husband’s death. On top of all this, I have huge anxiety, the result of guilt, PTSD and my fear of abandonment. I feel isolated because I’m so much younger than most widows I meet. Also, because I have the complicating factor of Brian’s divorce (with two kids) going on now, I’m afraid my anxiety will never decrease. I can’t reject the love I have for him. We’ve been there for

TOMORROW’S HOROSCOPE

BY BERNICE BEDE OSOL • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION If tomorrow is your birthday: Noticeable improvements in various areas of your life are possible in the year ahead, but they won’t happen by chance. It will be up to you to make the most of opportunities that come your way. Nothing will simply be dumped in your lap. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — In order to evaluate situations realistically, you must first be able to see things as they really are. Use your logic and common sense instead of depending on wishful thinking and hunches. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Because you want to believe in others, at times you tend to be overly generous with the wrong people, and later suffer regrets. It’s one of those days when this can easily happen. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — If you are indifferent and/or lethargic, you could easily let a few quite beneficial things slip past you. Don’t let your drive or motivational urges take any holidays. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — You won’t make any points with your friends if you behave like a know-it-all. It would be far better to understate your knowledge of things than to pretend to be Encyclopedia Brown. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — No one should have to tell you to be extremely careful about how you treat the possessions of others. Yet for some strange reason, you won’t hesitate to let another use something you borrowed. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — By all means be your old optimistic, enthusiastic self when evaluating a critical career development, but do so with a great deal of realism. Don’t cause others to question your judgment. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — If your cohorts are as inexperienced as you and, collectively, you attempt to undertake a difficult endeavor, it’ll be like the blind leading the blind. Wait until you have competent help. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — It’s always important to manage your resources prudently, and today will be no exception. Don’t dip into your cash reserves in order to gratify an extravagant whim. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Neither you nor your mate should try to pressure each other into complying with wishes that the other is totally against. If the agreement isn’t mutual, it is destined to cause trouble. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — If you do more talking than producing, you will end up being a slow starter. Additionally, indifferent companions who are likely to take you off-course will compound delays even further. Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20) — Try to conserve not only your material resources but your physical and emotional ones as well. Your chart indicates that you could deplete your supplies in all three areas. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Allegiances can only be gained by doing unto others what you would want done for you. Trying to influence associates with flattery will be an exercise in futility.

TWEEN 12 & 20

BY DR. ROBERT WALLACE • NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Dr. Wallace: I am 19 and have a hard time attracting guys. I’ve dated, but usually it’s a one-time thing. I am not considered attractive, but I am trying to change my appearance by getting rid of my glasses (and getting contacts) and losing weight. I’m 30 pounds overweight, which makes it harder to find a boyfriend. I am a sophomore in college, so it is extremely important for me to have a boyfriend. All of my girlfriends have boyfriends. This fact is very painful for me. I’m not looking to find a Hollywood type. I’m mainly looking for an intelligent guy with a good sense of humor and a nice personality. I enjoy going out to meet guys, but I always come home depressed and upset. I really need your help. — Jody, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jody: First of all, relax. Your worst enemy is desperation. Your second-worst enemy is lousy self-esteem. Beauty comes from within. You will never be attractive until you feel attractive. This is far more important than getting contact lenses and even losing weight. You’re a gorgeous young woman already; you just don’t realize it. That said, however, I applaud your efforts to get a handle on your self-image. If you’re really overweight, then losing 30 pounds will make you healthier. And if switching to contact lenses enhances your self-confidence, go for it. A change in makeup and a different hairstyle can also help you become a “new you.” But these surface changes will only make a difference if you also learn to love yourself. Be proud of your abilities. Set attainable goals and then reach them. Be positive even when it’s hard to do. Reach out to those who need a helping hand. Sincerely care about people, and smile to let the glow rise from inside you. Then get ready — the guys will call. • Dr. Robert Wallace writes for Copley News Service. E-mail him at rwallace@Copley News Service.

each other through a time of great hardship. I want to be able to relax and enjoy it, not stress out and destroy it. Can you give me any advice? — Young Widow in Pain Dear Young Widow: Allow me to offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband. After what you have been through, it’s understandable that you would experience the feelings you have been having. But if you are going to move on in the right direction, I urge you to discuss your current situation with a mental health professional — preferably one who specializes in post-traumatic stress and anxiety. While it’s wonderful that you have met someone so soon, I urge you to make no permanent decisions for at least a year. You and Brian can sup-

port each other, but each of you is needy right now, and that’s not a basis for a healthy relationship. With time, the anxieties will ease and what’s causing them will lessen. If you’ll forgive the baseball vernacular, my advice is to bunt rather than try to swing for a home run now. It will improve your odds of not striking out. Dear Abby: My wife likes to sunbathe in the nude in our side yard. Anyone walking by on the sidewalk, or riding by on a bike or in a car can easily see her over our 3-foot-tall picket fence. She is a beautiful woman and has nothing to be ashamed of, but knowing strangers can see her in the buff makes me uncomfortable. She says I should get over it. Should I? — Embarrassed on Elm Street Dear Embarrassed: Your

Patients have right to fix errors in records Dear Dr. Gott: Does a patient have the right to question his or her medical records without retribution? I questioned my records after finding errors in them with the doctor’s head nurse. She corrected some of them but said she would have the office manager contact me in regards to other errors. The office manager refused to call to discuss my concerns. For example, I got turned down twice for long-termcare insurance because my records were not up-to-date and accurate. As a matter of fact, the head nurse told me that my records had not been updated in three or four years. My records indicated at one time I had congestive heart failure, which I never did. They coded my wife’s blood work with my identity. These are only a few examples that I discovered. I am sure there were more that I was unaware of. I sent several e-mails and made a phone call to the doctor’s office to follow up with me to talk about correcting my records. No correspondence back, so I requested the doctor call me and even set up a one-on-one appointment to resolve the issues at hand. WOW! What did I do that was wrong? Was I not supposed to question my records and have then updated and accurate? Apparently not. I did finally receive an e-mail from the office manager, stating, “It appears from your concerns and multiple e-mails that the patient/provider relationship has been damaged and that an issue of distrust has now been established, and that this notice will serve as termination of our patient/ doctor relationship for both you and your wife.” They will provide emergency medical care and prescription refills for 30 days. We need to find a new physician, and they will forward our records to them. I was content with the service the doctor provided my wife and me. I was not questioning his ability and knowledge, nor did I distrust him as a doctor. What is your expert opinion and advice on all of this? Dear Reader: To begin with, I am appalled. How on earth can records be outdated by three or four years? Was everything recorded on a machine and the staff simply hasn’t had sufficient time to transcribe the information? Did your doctor write notes every time you had an office visit, or was some other method of documentation instituted? From where did the congestive heart failure originate? Were your records mixed up with someone else’s who might share your name? Really, where can you honestly put the blame? Do you think you are the only person in his practice who has this problem, or are other charts lacking current information and full of errors as well? My guess is that you have opened a can of worms that

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truly requires immediate follow-up. If your doctor is relying on his staff to record vital information, someone has fallen down on the job, and it’s critical he be advised; after all, the ultimate responsibility falls on him. Perhaps he is completely unaware of the situation and just gave his staff a big pay raise when a more appropriate course of action might have been to investigate and, if justified, fire the person responsible. Medical records are serious business.

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

wife assumes that your neighbors and passers-by are as open-minded as she is. Please remind her that if a mother should walk by with a child, she could be deeply offended, call the police and your sunworshipping wife could be charged with indecent exposure. A tall hedge in the front of your side yard would screen

her from public view. Please consider it.

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


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02. Public Service

06. Lost & Found

FREE KITTENS TO good home. Must go now. 601831-1076.

$200.00 REWARD Lost! (04/21/2011) BLACK & WHITE Shih-TZU. CULKIN Road area 601-529-1897. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

FREE TO LOVING home. 8 weeks old. Pitbull mix. 601-529-3236. KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...Subscribe to The Vicksburg Post TODAY!! Call 601636-4545, Circulation.

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

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

FOUND! WHITE MALE PIT BULL, Farmer Street area. Call to identify. 769-203-0982. LOST A DOG? Found a cat? Let The Vicksburg Post help! Run a FREE 3 day ad! 601-636-SELL or e-mail classifieds@vicksburg post.com

LOST! CHOCOLATE LABRADOR MIX. 5 years old, missing in the Bovina Cut-Off Road area. Family pet. 601-636-6387, 601529-8396, 601-529-8397.

LOST. GOLD BAND with 3 diamonds. REWARD. 601638-5335.

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

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

Is the one you love hurting you? Call

Haven House Family Shelter 601-638-0555 or 1-800-898-0860 Services available to women & children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homeless: Shelter, counseling, group support. (Counseling available by appt.) KEEP UP WITH all the local news and sales...subscribe to The Vicksburg Post Today! Call 601-636-4545, ask for Circulation.

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. There are lots of animals displaced due to the flooding. If you are interested in fostering a vet checked animal, please call Leigh at 601-529-1539 or Leigh.Con erly@ergon.com

NEEDED!!! ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Must be computer literate, long term care medicaid/ medicare billing experience preferred, must be able to multi-task, work with deadlines, have good people skills. Mail resume to: P.O. Box 820485 Vicksburg, MS 39181

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

QUALITY TRANSPORT INC. Regional drivers needed for bulk petroleum products. Must have Class A with X end. Good driving record required. Company paid health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. SIGN ON BONUS. New equipment. Call 800-7346570 ext 10.

AVON

$10 START UP KIT

Roy Simmons (Owner) 601-218-8341

SITTER AVAILABLE FOR persons in the hospital or nursing home. Reasonable rates, good references. 601-636-1034.

14. Pets & Livestock 50 ACRES PASTURE boarding. Barn, round pen, wash rack, 250 riding acres. $100 monthly per horse. 601638-8988. AKC DOBERMAN PINCHERS! 6 weeks old, males and females, shots given, tails docked. $285 each, 601-8702903. AKC/ CKC REGISTERED Yorkies, Yorkie-Poos, Maltese, Malti-Poos. $400 and up! 601-218-5533,

  

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD. 11 months old, female, house trained, smart, energetic, kid friendly, all first year shots. Needs loving family. 601-630-5029.

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

Hwy 61 S - 601-636-6631

www.pawsrescuepets.org

Foster a Homeless Pet!

SMALL TOY POODLE babies. Ready for Mom. Shots, wormed, registered. $200 and up. 318-680-2100 318-282-0437.Delhi

2 BURIAL PLOTS in Green Acres Memorial Park. Please call 601-2183830 or 601-638-2671. 25 INCH T.V.'S- $49!! Mattress Sets-$125!! Always a store full of quality used furniture!! All About Bargains, 1420 Washington Street, 601-631-0010, 601-529-9895 cell. ATTENTION HOME OWNERS, horse owners and hunters!! Sod, pine straw and Oat for sale. 318-428-8438, 318-355-1318.

Horseback Birthday Parties

Silver Creek Equestrian 601-638-8988 silvercreekarena.com

CACTUS PLANTATION PLANT sale. Bromiliads, Pups and Blooming- $3 and up. Pophos golden ivy$9.95. Daylilies- $2.95 and up. Hens and chicks- $1.95 and up. All day Saturday, Sunday 1pm-5pm. 601-2099153, 1088 Champion Hill, Edwards MS. CERAMIC BUSINESS. 1000 molds with large kiln. $800. 601-634-8199. FOUR AND FIVE foot Cypress swings. 601-6386405, 601-415-7478. LIKE NEW AB Coaster with CD and book; $300 or best offer. 601-8310411.

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

PLATINUM 3 STONE Princess cut diamond ring. 1 ½ carat weight with 14K white gold matching diamond band. $2,000. Call 601-7504543 after 5pm Monday- Friday Serious Inquiries only.

Fresh Seafood, & Sack Oysters, Live Crawfish $1.99/ lb

••LIVE BACK BANDS ROADS • • Playing Saturday 9pm-1am C heapest Prices in Town

STRICK’S SEAFOOD 601-218-2363

NEW MATTRESS SETS. Twin- $189, Full- $259, Queen- $289, 4 drawer chest- $75. Discount Furniture Barn, 601-638-7191.

AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

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.

24. Business Services

24. Business Services

CALL 601-636-SELL

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

BOSK & BOWER

Professional Services & Competitive Prices • Landscaping • Septic Systems • Irrigation: Install & Repair • Commercial & Residential Grass Cutting Licensed • Bonded • Insured 12 years experience

13. Situations Wanted

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

BUFORD

Simmons Lawn Service

WHY BUY A 7 year swing, when you can have a 20 year swing? Taylor's Woodworks, 30 years experience building swings. 601-636-2731.

New Homes

Jon Ross 601-638-7932

• 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

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

PARKER CELLULAR

ROSS

CONSTRUCTION

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

River City Dirt Work, LLC

WASHER/ DRYER $75 each, 2 year old Gas hot water heater $75. 601-6299972.

Vicksburg Warren Humane Society & MS - Span Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program

24. Business Services

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

GOOD, USED ALUMINUM CANOES. Call Vicksburg YMCA, 601-6381071.

        

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24. Business Services

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

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

CKC SHIA-A-POO. 1 female, 3 males, various colors, 7 weeks old, shots, wormed. $200 each. 601218-3132.

CALL 601-636-7535

Vans • Cars • Trucks •Insurance Claims Welcome•

18. Miscellaneous For Sale

AVON LETS YOU earn extra money. Become an Avon Representative today. Call 601-454-8038.

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

Barnes Glass

17. Wanted To Buy

MS Prop. Lic. 77#C124

TO BUY OR SELL

Quality Service at Competitive Prices #1 Windshield Repair & Replacement

10. Loans And Investments

CHIHUAHUA BABIES. MOMS day ready. 6 weeks, Tiny to bigger. Wormed, registered. Delhi 318-6802100. 318-282-0437.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for Papa Johns. Pick up and return applications to F&G Beverage 1707 Washington Street. MondayFriday 8am- 10pm.

• I-Phone Repair •

Call Cliff at 601-634-1111.

Russell Sumrall 601-218-9809

1.4 MILES PAST Gibson Road turn-off, on Highway 27, Friday and Saturday 8am-4pm, Multi family, furniture, glassware, clothing, a little of everything! 100 NEWIT VICK DRIVE. Friday 2pm- 5pm. Saturday 7am-1pm. Furniture, mattress sets, Household items, cookware, bedding, clothing.Too much to list!

1001 STADIUM 1001 SADIUM DRIVE DRIVE, behind Gator Football Stadium, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday, 8am-12 noon, new and used items, gift baskets for Mom, some furniture, Wilton pans and miscellaneous, books and audio books, kitchen ware. New items added on Saturday. 110 DOGWOOD ROAD. Hwy 61S. Saturday 7am- 12 noon. Milk glass, clothes, home dĂŠcor, furniture, lots of great stuff. Look for signs!

5100 MT. ALBAN ROAD. Saturday 7am-12 Noon. Furniture, washer/ dryer, side-by-side refrigerator, home dÊcor, kitchen items, Christmas items, hundreds of books! 97 SOUTHALL DRIVE, Passed Culkin Ball Field, follow signs. Saturday 6am- until. Still Remodeling. Kitchen, bathroom sink, stove, door knobs, vacuum cleaner, kitchen items, 14� tires with rims, clarinet, miscellaneous. tires and miscellaneous. 824 QUEEN STREET. Saturday 7am- 12noon. Kitchen table, tuxedos, leather gun holder, many other items. AVON PRODUCTS CAR PORT sale. Saturday, May 7. 415 Groome Drive 8am2:00pm. Women, men, kids products and more. Rain or shine. No early birds.

GARAGE SALE OVER? River City Rescue Mission will pickup donated left over items. 601-636-6602.

07. Help Wanted

Garage Sale Saturday 7am -12noon. 104 Hazel Drive Ladies 2 piece suits sizes 6-10, shoes size 5-6, Lots of miscellaneous. Too much to list. MOVING SALE! INDOORS. 110 Bellaire Drive. Saturday 7am- 12noon. Lenox China 10 piece, glassware, love seat, small rugs, Original Paintings, baby toys, and household items. Everything MUST GO.

Classifieds Really Work!

07. Help Wanted

We are seeking professional, enthusiastic, caring & compassionate nurses for case management positions to work within our excellent TEAM environment.

REGISTERED NURSE POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Pick up application, fax, or bring resume to: 1825 I-20 N. FRONTAGE RD., SUITE A VICKSBURG, MS 39180 PHONE: 601-634-8836 FAX: 601-634-6546

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

1823 MACARTHUR DRIVE (Glenwood Circle) Saturday 6am- 12pm. Furniture, toys, clothes, big screen TV, household items, DVDs, electronics. 22 DOUGLAS ROAD, off Culkin, Saturday, 7amNoon. Clothes: girls 3t to plus size women. Baby items, toys, shoes, purses, bedding and lots of miscellaneous.

318 AND 320 Enchanted Drive, Enchanted Hills off Porters Chapel Road, Saturday, 6:30am-1pm, 7 family sale, lots of clothes, from baby to 3XL, scrubs, coats, purses, shoes, toys, VCR tapes for all ages, furniture, whatnots. 2829 CONFEDERATE AVENUE. Saturday 7am. Furniture, boys clothing 1012, girls clothing size 12, toys, purses, knick knacks, and cookbooks.

READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

Graduation 2011 Publish Your Graduate’s Photo in our special section!

Publication Date: Sunday, May 29 Deadline: Wednesday, May 25 $20 per photo School:

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Parents:

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_______________________________ _______________________________ Just bring or mail your graduate’s photo to us at: THE VICKSBURG POST Attn: Classifieds, P.O. Box 821668, Vicksburg, MS 39182 or Email photo to us at: classifieds@vicksburgpost.com

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

FREE ESTIMATES No Job Too Small

Dewey 601-529-9817

PATRIOTIC

SPEEDIPRINT & OFFICE SUPPLY

• FLAGS

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

Show Your Colors!

5 FAMILY SALE, 108 Wood Stone Drive, in Fairways, Saturday, 7am-1pm, furniture, home dĂŠcor, baby items, much much more! Rain or shine.

BEST BUDDIES PET RESCUE yard sale/ bake sale benefit. Saturday 7am-Noon. Parking lot of Dr. Pitre’s office, 1202 Mission Park Drive.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Return Picture to: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

LAWN MOWING SERVICES

• YARD SIGNS

306 AZALEA LANE, Hamilton Heights, Saturday, 7am1pm. Books, Dinette table with 4 chairs, framed pictures, gas stove, golf clubs, new glass kitchen cook ware items, ladies, mens clothing, purses, generator.

19. Garage & Yard Sales

Graduates Name: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ FLOORING INSTALLATION •Custom showers • Ceramic tile •Porcelain tile•Wood flooring •Laminate flooring •Vinyl tile

Dewey’s

• BANNERS

19. Garage & Yard Sales

19. Garage & Yard Sales

For any questions, call 601-636-7355.

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

• BUMPER STICKERS

The Vicksburg Post

WE ACCEPT CASH , CHECKS AND (601) 638-2900 MOST MAJOR Fax (601) 636-6711 CREDIT 1601-C North Frontage Road CARDS . Vicksburg, MS 39180

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

601-636-SELL (7355)

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


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

28. Furnished Apartments COMPLETELY FURNISHED. 1 Bedroom or studio apartment. All utilities paid. Includes cable, internet and laundry room. $750 $900 a month. 601-415-9027 or 601-638-4386. PRE-VIEW VICKSBURG'S FINEST furnished apartments on-line at www. vicksburgcorporatehousing. com Call for Specials! 601-874-1116.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

19. Garage & Yard Sales

24. Business Services

MOVING SALE 7680 Jeff Davis Road Furniture, baby clothes, toys Everything must go! Friday 5pm -dark Saturday 6am-1pm

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

MOVING SALE! OPENWOOD Plantation of Newitt Vick Drive. 922 Club House Circle. Saturday 7am- until. Something for everyone. Everything must go. MULTI FAMILY SALE 145 Lakeside Drive. Lake Park. Saturday 7am- until. Clothing, shoes, household items, miscellaneous items! MULTI FAMILY, 100 REDBONE ROAD, Friday and Saturday, 8am-until, 3 family sale. Large variety. STILL HAVE STUFF after your Garage Sale? Donate your items to The Salvation Army, we pick-up! Call 601-636-2706.

Toni Walker Terrett Attorney At Law 601-636-1109 • Bankruptcy Chapter 7 and 13 • Social Seurity Disability • No-fault Divorce

$450 MONTHLY! GATED Has it all. 1 bedroom, washer/dryer included. 1115 First North. 512-787-7840.

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

SPECIAL!

601-415-8735

For Free Estimates call “Big James” at 601-218-7782.

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

ROCKET TAXICAB 601-636-0491 Independent Contractors To Put Cars In Company

✰✰FOR LEASE✰✰

21. Boats, Fishing Supplies

1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms

RENT- SECTION 8 accepted. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. $550, deposit required. 601218-2729, 601-638-9048.

DELUXE OFFICE SPACE- Wisconsin Avenue. 680 square feet- $450. Call 601-634-6669.

31. Mobile Homes For Rent

34. Houses For Sale

605 Cain Ridge Rd. Vicksburg, MS 39180

601-638-2231 DOWNTOWN, BRICK, MARIE Apartments. Total electric, central air/ heat, stove, refrigerator. $520, water furnished. 601-636-7107, trip@msubulldogs.org HIGH WATER SPECIALS AVAILABLE! Autumn Oak Townhouses 601-636-0447.

Units Available!!! Shadow Cliff Apartments

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

9:00am– 4:00pm Must be 62 or older 1 Bedroom Laundry Facilities Community Room On-site Service Coordinator 601-638-1684 2721 Alcorn Drive Vicksburg, MS 39180

1911 Mission 66

30. Houses For Rent BEAUTIFUL LAKESIDE LIVING

• Lake Surrounds Community

501 Fairways Drive Vicksburg

CLEAN 2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath. Wood floors, appliances, $700 monthly, 3321 Drummond. 601-415-9191. COUNTY 2 BEDROOMS, 2½ baths. Openwood Townhouse. 1,400 plus/ minus square feet, cheap county car tags. 601-831-8900. Leave message.

CALL 601-636-SELL AND PLACE YOUR CLASSIFIED AD TODAY.

Office or Retail! Great Location!

COTTAGES FOR RENT. Located at 45 and 95 Douglas Road, off Culkin Road, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 small lot, 1 large lot, lawn service included. $700 and $750 per month, deposit/ references/ minimum 6 month lease. 601-831-2079, 601-831-1711. GREAT LOCATION/ QUIET neighborhood. 1454 Parkside 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, $950 rent $950 deposit. 601-415-0067.

29. Unfurnished Apartments

NEED AN APARTMENT? Enjoy the convenience of downtown living at

The Vicksburg Apartments UTILITIES PAID! 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Studios & Efficiencies 801 Clay Street 601-630-2921 www.the-vicksburg.com

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

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

1, 2 & 3 bedrooms and townhomes available immediately.

and

VICKSBURGS NEWEST, AND A WELL MAINTAINED FAVORITE. EACH WITH SPACIOUS FLOOR PLANS AND SOPHISTICATED AMENITIES. EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

FOR LEASING INFO, CALL 601-636-1752

www.parkresidences.com • www.bienvilleapartments.com

2000 32X80. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, glamour bath, large kitchen. A steal at $44,900. Call David at 601-500-1516. 2002 FLEETWOOD ANNIVERSARY 28x70. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, all wood cabinets, all appliances including washer/ dryer. This home looks like brand new! $35,000. Call Joe, 601-5735029. 2003 16X80 RIVERBIRCH. Vinyl/ shingle, new carpet and tile, glamour bath, very good condition. Call David, 601-500-1516.

KEEP UP WITH ALL THE LOCAL NEWS AND SALES... SUBSCRIBE TO THE VICKSBURG POST TODAY! CALL 601-636-4545, ASK FOR CIRCULATION. REPOSSESSED MOBILE HOMES- $8000 up. Single wides and double wides. We deliver all over Mississippi. Save MUCH MONEY!! Call David at 601500-1516.

Classifieds Really Work!

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Discover why over 17 million homeowners trust State Farm. ®

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

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

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

601.630.8209

Member FDIC

2150 South Frontage Road

bkbank.com

34. Houses For Sale FOR SALE OR RENT 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. 307 Drusilla Lane. 601-2628337.

36. Farms & Acreage 42 ACRES. ROLLING, open pasture with lake, mostly fenced, all usable. 8 miles from I-20, 5930 Fisher Ferry. Was $6,000/ acre, reduced to $5,000/ acre. 601-529-9395 Realtor.

37. Recreational Vehicles

insurance. That’s where I can help.

601-415-9179

Licensed in MS and LA

Jones & Upchurch Real Estate Agency 1803 Clay Street www.jonesandupchurch.com

1975 31 FOOT Airstream camper. Very good condition, new refrigerator, air, commode. $7500. 318-5746106, 318-341-3333. TRAVEL TRAILER FOR SALE 2006 Fema travel trailer for sale. Excellent shape. Still smells new. $4500 601415-9315

40. Cars & Trucks 2001 DODGE RAM. Regular cab, V-6, two tone paint, good shape. Call 601218-9654 days, 601-6360658 nights. Dealer. 2001 GMC JIMMY. 4 door SUV, nice looking, V6, power windows/ locks, tilt, cruise, CD, aluminum wheels. Call 601-218-9654 days, 601-636-0658 nights. Dealer.

Jill WaringUpchurch....601-906-5012 Carla Watson...............601-415-4179 Mary D. Barnes .........601-966-1665 Stacie Bowers-Griffin...601-218-9134 Andrea Upchurch.......601-831-6490

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

601-634-8928 2170 S. I-20 Frontage Rd. www.ColdwellBanker.com www.homesofvicksburg.net Rental including Corporate Apartments Available

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 Daryl Hollingsworth..601-415-5549

Sybil Carraway...601-218-2869 Catherine Roy....601-831-5790 Mincer Minor.....601-529-0893 Jim Hobson.........601-415-0211

Country property - just minutes away from Vicksburg. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2 story with 3100 sq. ft. and almost 2 acres. This property has everything you need for a perfect place for the family. Call Brinda Stockton McMillin Real Estate 318-341-2532 318-574-0112 READ THE CLASSIFIEDS DAILY!

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REAL ESTATE, INC

JIM HOBSON

REALTOR®•BUILDER•APPRAISER

601-636-0502

2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO. 82,000 miles, all power, sunroof, gas saver. $3500. 601-218-7356. 2007 CLAYTON. 16X80, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood tile, vinyl/ shingle, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. Call David at 601-500-1516.

EASY FINANCING Look NO Further! 2005 Chevrolet Impala $1593 down $362 per month

Gary’s Cars Hwy 61 South 601-883-9995 For pre-approval:www.garyscfl.com

MUTUAL CREDIT UNION has for sale: 2006 Nissan Maxima, white, 80,000 miles. $13,875. Please call 601-636-7523, extension 258.

Classified Advertising really brings big results!

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

29. Unfurnished Apartments

S HAMROCK A PA RT M E N T S SUPERIOR QUALITY, CUSTOM CABINETS, EXTRA LARGE MASTER BDRM, & WASHER / DRYER HOOKUPS. SAFE!! SENIOR CITIZEN DISCOUNT

Bradford Ridge Apartments Live in a Quality Built Apartment for LESS! All brick, concrete floors and double walls provide excellent soundproofing, security, and safety. 601-638-1102 • 601-415-3333

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

29. Unfurnished Apartments

Bienville Apartments The Park Residences at Bienville

1998 28x74 So. Energy. You have to see this one! Beautiful kitchen, fireplace in great room, glamour bath. Great home!! Call David at 601-500-1516.

Realtor

Great Staff Great Location, Location, Hard-Working Hard-Working Staff

Check the real estate listings in the classifieds daily.

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

14X80. 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath on 1.8 acres. 3180 Grange Hall Road. $35,000. 601-994-3018.

34. Houses For Sale

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2009 18 FOOT EXPRESS. 90 horse power motor with on board charger, 24 volt trolling motor, good shape. $12,500. 601218-3156.

32. Mobile Homes For Sale

2009 CAPPAERT 16X80. Vinyl siding/ shingle roof, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Need to sell as soon as possible! $24,500. Joe, 601-5735029.

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

www.thelandingsvicksburg.com

22 RIDGEVIEW ACRES. Country lot in nice neighborhood. 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $550 monthly. Deposit, Application and reference. 601-638-6660.

NICE 1 BEDROOM Apartment. Good view of river. $275 monthly. Call 601-6385832.

VAN GUARD APARTMENTS. 2 bedroom town house, $500. Washer/ dryer hookup. $300 deposit. Management 601-631-0805.

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

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. All amenities. County location. Call for details 601-4566215.

26x60 DOUBLEWIDE WITH 3 Bedroom, 2 bath. On 5 acre lot in Timberlane. $900 monthly, $450 deposit. 601-218-6301.

Suite B-Apprx. 2450 sq. ft.

318-322-4000 BROWN'S GUNSMITH, CUSTOMER Appreciation days! Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 7am-10pm. Hot Dogs, chips, cokes on Saturday, 1189 Sherman Avenue. 601-636-4141 or 601-415-4734.

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

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Siblings Donny and Marie Osmond

Osmonds back with first CD in 30 years

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By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — On the final track of their new album — their first together in 30 years — Donny and Marie Osmond give a nod to difficult times. “Sun follows rain, strength follows pain,” the duo sings before echoing the song’s title. “We will find a way.” It’s a motto that Marie Osmond has taken to heart over the past year. She’s still grieving after son Michael Bryan committed suicide in Los Angeles in February 2010. “Some days are harder than others, and you take it one day at a time,” she said recently. “Yeah, those anniversaries are tough — it’s coming up his birthday here in a few days.” But while Marie Osmond, 51, is still mourning the loss of her son, she is also marking a period of rebirth. She wed her first husband, Stephen Craig, on Wednesday, on what has been the birthday of Michael and her late mother, Olive. Craig and Osmond were originally married in 1982 and have one son, Stephen. Also this week, she and brother Donny released “Donny & Marie,” which has them revisiting their country roots. Marie Osmond rose to her own fame as a country artist in the 1970s, with her hit “Paper Roses” reaching No. 1 on the country charts in 1973. Marie said the timing felt right for a new album because fans were asking, and they found good songs and collaborators. The album was produced by Buddy Cannon, a country producer known mainly for his work with Kenny Chesney. “He’s so good to work with in terms of the selection of the songs and finding the songs that work with our voices,” Donny, 53, said. “It was a pleasure to work with him.” Between numerous TV appearances and their live Las Vegas show, slated to run through the end of next year, the Osmonds have proved that they’re still in demand after several decades of performing. During a half-hour appearance last month on home-shopping network QVC, the Osmonds sold 10,000 copies of their new album in 30 minutes, their whole allotment for the show. Both Osmonds said it made sense to connect with fans on a personal See Osmonds, Page D3.

Author Wilkie simply ‘here to tell a story’ By Pamela Hitchins phitchins@vicksburgpost.com

“The Fall of the House of Zeus” author Curtis Wilkie

The story of the fall of Mississippi lawyer Dickie Scruggs has no heroes, writer Curtis Wilkie believes. Wilkie, 70, formerly a 25-year reporter with The Boston Globe and current Overby Fellow and Kelly G. Cook Chair of Journalism at the University of Mississippi, spent more than two years researching and writing Scruggs’ story. He talked about his book, “The Fall of the House of Zeus,” to a Vicksburg civic club Thursday. “There is no special moral to be drawn,” Wilkie said. “Like I tell my students, I’m here to tell a story, not preach a sermon. It’s an ugly story, a sad story, but ultimately it’s a very human story with a lot of drama to it.” Scruggs, the enormously suc-

cessful and wealthy tobacco and asbestos litigator who won billions in settlements during the 1990s as well as insurance cases after Hurricane Katrina, pleaded guilty to attempted bribery in 2008 and 2009 and was sentenced to five- and seven-year sentences, to be served concurrently. His initial indictment in November 2007 “astonished” Wilkie, he told the group. A second indictment followed in 2009. Also indicted was his son, Zach Scruggs, several of their colleagues, including former state Auditor Steve Patterson and eventually former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. All went to prison. Wilkie wrote his book with Dickie Scruggs’ cooperation. The two have exchanged e-mails during Scruggs’ imprisonment, and besides case documents Wilkie also had access to a complete set of discs containing recorded conversations that prosecutors used to build their case. There is no doubt about Scruggs’ guilt, he said, but the discs suggest ethical lapses. “It raises a real question of whether there was entrapment,” Wilkie said. “One wonders about some of the measures that federal prosecutors took to basically reel these people in.” The case, detailed in “The Fall of the House of Zeus,” involved staggering sums of money and levels of hatred among Scruggs and a number of attorneys with whom he had worked, Wilkie said. Scruggs has served about three years at the Federal Corrections Institute at Ashland, Ky., and of the seven codefendants, he is the only one still in prison, Wilkie said. Zach Scruggs has filed suit to have his guilty plea vacated and his conviction overturned, Wilkie said. The younger Scruggs wants the restoration of his rights as a citizen that overturning his conviction would bring. “The Fall of the House of Zeus” was published about six months ago and is in its seventh printing, Wilkie told the group. Movie rights have also been sold. Wilkie is an Ole Miss graduate who early in his career covered the civil rights movement in Greenwood.


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Websites offer support for parents with pregnancy losses By Freida Frisaro The Associated Press MIAMI — Kristin Cook was 26 weeks pregnant last May when doctors delivered devastating news. Her baby, a little girl already named Stevie Joy, no longer had a heartbeat. The next few days were a blur. She was admitted to the hospital, gave birth and planned her baby’s funeral. Feelings of isolation set in. This wasn’t supposed to happen to someone like her — a 24-year-old, healthy woman who was having a problem-free pregnancy until everything went wrong. But Cook quickly found she wasn’t alone. Some online research revealed that one in every 160 pregnancies ends in stillbirth, or fetal death after 20 weeks of pregnancy. About 15 percent to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, with rates higher among women who don’t yet realize they are pregnant, according to the Mayo Clinic. Cook began pouring out her feelings in the “happy little blog” she had created early in her pregnancy as a way to keep her mom updated. Her blog, called “Letters to Stevie,” soon linked Cook to others who had joined a group none of them wanted to be part of: the babyloss community. “Sometimes I feel like I’ve recently mastered a whole new language. No, not Chinese. No, not Spanish. No. The language I now consider myself fluent in is the language of Baby Loss,” she wrote in the blog on July 29, 2010. “I kept blogging for myself because it made me feel good,” Cook recalled in an interview. “I didn’t think anyone was reading, but I started getting e-mails saying you’ve put into words what I’m feeling. It made me feel good that other people were finding support through my blog.” As she corresponded with other “baby-loss mamas,” Cook found common ground. They all wanted to tell their story and hear from others who had suffered similar losses. Cook, who works in the nonprofit industry in Minneapolis, said she came up with an idea for a website, called “Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope,” where baby-loss moms — and dads — could share their experiences. I’m a part of this community, too. My daughter, Kristina, lost her first child, Jeremy, at 27 weeks in 2009. She was only 21 years old and was leaning on me for answers, which I didn’t have. That’s when I hit the Internet and started finding blogs like “Letters to Stevie.”

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Angie Bailey checks her husband’s blog, “Life Askew,” in their home in Huntington Beach, Calif.

Online Letters to Stevie: http:// dearbabycook.blogspot. com/ Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope: http://facesofloss. com/ Life Askew: http:// askewlife.blogspot.com/ Expectations Revised: http://expectationsrevised. blogspot.com/ Mayo Clinic miscarriage information: www.mayoclinic.com/health/miscarriage/DS01105 I saw how people were able to turn tragedy into positives, and how by sharing their experiences, they helped not just themselves, but others. Kevin Bailey also started looking for answers online as he tried to help his heartbroken wife, Angie Bailey, following the loss of their son, Aiden. The Baileys, of Huntington Beach, Calif., were just 17 days shy of their baby’s due date last August when they learned during a routine doctor’s visit that his heart had stopped beating. Kevin noticed that while some fathers may lurk on loss websites, few are active. “In the baby-loss community, there are not a lot of guys who are putting their feelings down in blogs,” said Bailey, who began blogging after his wife suggested it as a way to deal with his sorrow. In his first post, Kevin told of his brief time with Aiden. How he begged God to let his son breathe. “Two months and 14 days ago I had a son. ... His name was Aiden, and he was the spitting image of his old man: Tall, skinny, fiery red hair ... and

Osmonds Continued from Page D1. level with the album. During a performance last week in Las Vegas, Marie recounted a story of being with two mothers whose children were donor and receiver of a heart transplant. “Little did I know at that time what it would feel like to lose a child,” Marie said before dedicating a song to her son. Marie opened up about the death in a November appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s television show, saying her son’s suicide was “probably the hardest thing” she’s been through. It was the most serious blow after a series of setbacks. In 2007, when she placed third on “Dancing with the Stars,” she famously fainted on the show as she dealt with personal troubles off of it. “Emotionally, you have to be really pulled together and I was going through a

divorce, my son went into rehab, my father died,” Marie said last week. “Going into the finals, it was tough — my dad — it kind of ripped my heart out, it was just really tough to focus.” Marie and Donny Osmond include some of their own personal stories in their Las Vegas show. They feel especially connected to their fans, who have watched the most famous siblings from the Osmond entertainment clan grow up since they were kids, including their highly successful “Donny & Marie” variety show in the late 70s. “There are times when people come up ... and they feel like you’re part of the family because we were in their homes every week,” Donny said. “We grew up with it. I hear that all the time: ‘We grew up together.’” “And then I say: ‘We never grew up,’” Marie said.

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eyes like... Well, I never got to see his eyes, and that’s something I regret profoundly. You see my son, my little Aiden, was

stillborn at 37 weeks,” Bailey wrote in October 2010 in the blog called “Life Askew.”’ “So that’s the story. The

reason my life is on a different path than it should be. The reason that inspired me to make this blog. Not everything I write here will be about Aiden, but everything will surely be inspired by how he has affected my life,” he wrote. Soon Bailey, like Cook, discovered he had readers. They left e-mails of encouragement. They told him their stories. Blogging, Bailey said, has “helped reaffirm that I’m not insane.” Connecting with others who’ve gone through similar experiences and getting support from them helps parents through the grieving process. “This is a very helpful social media site for women who typically experience what is known as disenfranchised grief, particularly with miscarriages and stillborn losses,” said Debra Dobbs, an assistant professor in the College of

Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida in Tampa. “Disenfranchised grief occurs when losses are not socially supported.” The Baileys experienced that social disconnect. “People went back to their regular lives and it felt as if they expected us to do the same,” said Angie Bailey, who shared her feelings in a blog called “Expectations Revised.” “I try not to identify myself solely as the mom of my dead son. Although, as of right now, that’s honestly all I’ve got. I hope this status will change one day,” she wrote. She said others blogging about baby loss “allowed me to vent when I needed to and helped me feel like what I was experiencing was okay. We have a tremendous online fellowship.”


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